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

Friday, July 1, 2011

A card share and a rant!

I have a card to share and along the way i am gonna get on my soapbox and have a little rant, so if you just wanna look at my creation, thats fine too.
We as bloggers/ crafters/ card makers mostly blog and craft to share and inspire one another, i also skype with quite a few of my crafty friends and often share whatever card i am working on while skypeing with my friends, however i never expect them to reuse my ideas before i get a chance to share my creation on my blog.  Well i think we can deduce from this who our friends are.  I know when i create something and someone uses my creation for inspiration i am positively THRILLED that i may inspire someone.  However i see it as a slap in the face when my sharing gets abused!  Ok now i can get off my soap box and share my card

I recieved a parcel from the OH SO GENEROUS Diana from Magnolia-licious and just had to dig right in and start a card with my newest little Maggies.  I used #298 Scarecrow Tilda and #253 Garden Tilda, colored with copics, i masked my image and used a Hero arts background stamp for the corn field look, and then sponged and airbrushed a sunset background.
All my edges were distressed with a distressing tool and given a lavish going over with vintage photo, i stitched around the edges so that i could enter the challenge on MDUC where they want: stitching and swirls, we all know how i feel about my pearly swirls, he he.
Then i wanted to use the same card for TOMIC: shimmer and pearls, also right in there with what i love and my little bees and Tilda's lace got the stickle treatment.
The fence is a little wooden one that i have had in my stash for quite some time now, and the tag sentiment is a computer generated one, the hessian is from the stash and the little watering can i thought was perfect for this.  The little corn shoots on the iside of my card and laying next to our little gardener are made by yours truly using florist wire and a little daisy punch.

have a great weekend


  1. Absolutely gorgeous.I love the colours and all the details, just beautiful. I'm so sorry that someone has done that to you,some people have no morals...
    Luv CHRISSYxx

  2. woooow this is a beautifull card, love it verry much.


  3. Fantastic card Paola ! I can't believe that someone would do that but .... you are always safe in the knowledge that thier's will never be as good !!!!!

    Hugs, Sandra xx

  4. Hi Paola,
    Congrats on making the design team!!!!
    Soooo happy for you. Ü
    Luv your Fall card.
    Barb in Texas