This will be the blog that i will showcase my addiction for Marvellous Magnolia stamps, i hope that what i do here will inspire you as much as it gives me pleasure to work with these wonderful little rubber characters. For all my other stamping projects please visit my paper haven blog smiles Paola
i have to admit that i wasnt sure how i was gonna use this image, i felt that the hands were at a strange angle as if she is hanging onto something, but then how do you hang with your hands at that angle. Hsving said that though i do think she's really cute so had to use her. then i love all Magnolia images, lol
i followed a sketch off the net that i loved since it had so many fab layers, i used some jute for layering, love this stuff
all the other bits and bobs on my card are things i have in my endless stash, look out for a video soon, you will be able to see my craft space and how i store all my stash, and just how much i have.
i hope you enjoy this card
I had a vision for this image, but if i tell you when i look at it now, i ask myself "what was i thinking?"
the paper is too busy and my image seemed to get a bit lost. However i thought i would share with you anyway, since i know that i havent posted much lately.
I was reorganising my studio a few weeks ago and pushed a wall unit that i hadnt unpacked, across the room and managed to tear the ligaments in my back, so i have kinda been man down! will be a few more weeks before i manage to feel 100 % again, but am pleased to share that i am feeling a lot better.
so for my card i used lots of layers of die cuts and doillies, tons of Gesso on each layer, a pearly flourish and i would have liked to have made the image appear as if she were on a layer of flowers, oh well you win some and lose some. I haven seemed to recieve any new stamps in months so i went ahead and bought this one as i just had to have her. Hopefully the postman will bring me some new stamps soon so i can get inspired by all the new stamps out there and start to share some more of my work.
i gotta tell you straight off my bloggy friends that this business of Christmas cards is wearing me a little thin.
However having said that i know that a few of my Christmas celebrating friends and family will be quite cross me being a card maker if i dont make the effort to make something for them.
So i am on a bender of making tags. I saw the challenge on Moving along with the times to use a spotlight technique, which i havent done for a while, so here i am entering their challenge. will list another couple at the end of my post.
of course the stamps from Magnolia Sweden, the background is the winter day background, i just strategically masked my Edwin on top of the house so you couldnt see it.
the papers are from Graphics 45
i gave my layers a good going over of Gesso which i gotta say i am loving, and then of course everything got the stickle treatment and loads of pearls, buttons and some jute twine.
challenge i am entering with this card: Addicted to stamps: tags Stamptacular Sunday: for the love of Tilda MAWTT: spotlight technique
Apparently NOTHING! it doesnt matter that you spend years building a blog, if someone else spent a few months working on a conflicting blog with the same name, you can blow it through your butt.
It doesnt matter that i have worked my butt off trying to get my blog going and followers up, someone else worked hard to get a dt together, and a banner made, etc, etc. So the bottom line is get over myself and live with it! If the intent was not there when they chose a conflicting name for their blog, IT MAKES IT ALL OK! Because the challenege blog looks proffesional, IT MAKES IT OK!
Well as sorry as they are that i am disgruntled, i am not sorry that i am having my say.
Do i wish them succes? HELL YES
Magnolia's are a fabulous stamp range and i love them or i wouldnt be working for Magnolia Sweden, it just doesnt make me any more comfortable, when they say, "We didnt know about you, and chose the name before we heard about you"
What is the bottom line they say: "BUILD A BRIDGE AND GET OVER IT, WE ARE USING THE NAME, OUR BLOG IS PROFFESIONAL, WE HAVE A DT! AND BLOGGER SAID ITS OK!"
the fact that Magnolia Sweden sponsor my blog, makes not a difference in the world since they have their own sposors........... go figure
Time for another one of my rants: Yes i know i do this from time to
time and i appreciate all your patience with me when having one of my
rants, but this is just ludicrous.
We all of us as bloggers know
how hard we work for the upkeep of our blogs and take tremendous pride
in them even when we get busy with real life and our blogs take a bit of
a back seat in the big scheme of things. I started a Magnolia blog two
years ago and called it Marvellous Maggies
i gotta tell you i haggled over this name for quite some time before
deciding on it, lo and behold if someone doesnt decide to call their
challenge blog Marvellous Magnolia, now how close is that for comfort? Really original wouldnt you say?
I really just wanted to have a little rant and ask those of you that read my blog how you would feel if your blog name was stolen
reused? Couldnt they come up with anything more original? how do you
stumble upon a name and decide well if i misspell marvellous and call it
the full Magnolia name, is that acceptable?
Really i often wonder if this blogging lark is worth the trouble. I have had my Marvellous Maggie blog since early 2011, and now this challenge blog has popped up in October 2012.
Good one! let me hear your thoughts
have a great weekend while i stew in my juices, lol
P:S: the saddest thing is that there is nothing i can do about it besides for rant on my blog, since this is MY blog i can say what i like.
i find it hard to believe that the owner of the abovementioned challenge
blog didnt know about my name since its been in the Magnolia Ink
magazine for two years now and its been all over the Magnolia Sweden blogs etc