Thursday 16 October 2014


Hi all,

I decided yesterday to make another card based on a few challenges that had been stewing away in my head. (Honestly, it's far less painful than it sounds!)

My attention was first caught by the new challenge at the Cutie Pie challenge blog, which was to use the colour purple. Well, it just so happens to be my favourite colour, so this got me thinking.

So, I had my basic colour. Next, I needed a stamp to work with. And then I remembered I'd recently gotten my hands on what I consider to be one of the cutest stamps ever! This stamp featured Tilda and Edwin hugging, which then led me to the Marvellous Magnolia blog for inspiration, where the theme is "For a Friend". What better way to send a hug to a friend than with a lovely card?
And finally I made my way to the Time for Magnolia blog, where a lovely bingo board was waiting.

Thus armed with plenty of ideas, I sat down and made this:

These two are so sweet! They remind me so much of my kids. Yes, my kids hug! In fact, they are so unlike other siblings it can be scary... They never fight. Maybe a mild disagreement once in a blue moon, but mostly they get on brilliantly all the time. And they hug. Each other and me. All. The. Time.

And I have to admit I was rather pleased with myself, as I managed to include the entire bingo board! Full house!

There's also a tag which comes out, and has a lovely message waiting for the friend in question to discover.

And that's that!
I hope you all like it. I certainly enjoyed the challenge of  bringing it all together. (Note to self: Buy more magnolia stamps, for they be awesome and good to colour!)

Have a fantastic day!



Sue said...

Such a beautiful card Sammy and lots of gorgeous embellies on it!! huggles Sue xxx

Jane Savage said...

I love it, love it, love it, Sammy!! Did I say I love it?? Gorgeous flowers and lace and die-cuts and colouring and .... I could, and would, go on and on!
Thank you for joining us at the Cutie Pie Challenge. Jane xx

Crafty Moone Cards said...

This just gorgeous Sammy. Thanks for sharing with us at Cutie Pie's. Sue x

Kat W said...

Oh, this is utterly divine - love the purple and all those beautiful details to frame your image :-)
I have just been getting into Magnolia stamps recently and I find them so lovely to colour... welcome to a new addiction!

Big hugs, Kat x

P.S. Going by your recent cards your mojo is clearly well rested from it's holibobs and raring to go :-)

Kathleen said...

Gorgeous card, stunning embellishments and beautiful colouring.

Kath x

Shona Hamill said...

Wow, what a fantastic card! Thank you for sharing with us at the Cutie Pie Challenge this month. Shona xx

Donna Mosley said...

Stunning card Sammy, love it!

Donna x

aussie aNNie said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE this Sammy this is one awesome project, great colours and gorgeous image used.xx
The Journey is the Start

Christine L said...

This is such a stunning card Sammy... love the shape and all the fabulous detail including your colouring.. and what a perfect sentiment for someone who is feeling a bit low!

Christine x

Margaret Mifsud said...

Gorgeous card Sammy!! That stamp is so cute and I love how you coloured it! Beautifully done!! ox

Jacee said...

This one's a real beauty Sammy, I love the flowers and all the other 'bits' you have added, all goes to make a really pretty card, I really love this one, great work!
Hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

Tracey T said...

Sooo cute ... and it's not just me that thinks so! Head over to Marvelous Magnolias! The BW still likes a hug - not in public, mind you - long may it continue. xx

Chantal said...

Wowww what a great card and thank you so much for joining our TFM Challenge Bingo! Good luck and hope to see you next time! Warm Hugs, Chantal

VĂ©ronique Pratte said...

I love it !! Gorgeous card !!Thank for sharing with Marvelous magnolia :)

Veronique x