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June 07, 2009

Something a bit different

Different for me anyway. I spotted this new blog The Next Level which is like a magazine, a blog and a challenge all in one. If you haven't had a look, you're missing out, it's fantastic. Their first challenge is to create a card using an aperture anywhere you like and handmade prima / lollipop flowers. I combined this challenge with the latest sketch at Just Magnolia.

Magnolia stamp, Copics, Nestabilities, K&Co papers, sentiment, brads

Ooh this was a toughie. All my cards have been a bit simple recently so thought I'd try my hand at something a bit more is more!

All the papers are K&Co, I stuck the majority of them down before cutting the aperture with Nestabilities and making a frame to match. I popped acetate inside the frame to make an aperture I could stick my image to. I coloured the image twice and cut one out around the figure and stuck to the acetate, the other cut with a circle Nestabilitie and popped inside the card.

Making the lollipop flowers was really easy following the tutorial on the Next Level - what a fab blog it is. I didn't have all the right stuff to make them with so had to improvise a bit using Galaxy markers around the edges and glossy accents, but I know what I need to make them properly in the future.

I love the sketch from Just Magnolia, and I found a stamp that wasn't wintry or Christmas in my collection. I chose all the papers first and matched up my colours from there.

Here's a view of the inside of the card:

And here's a close up of the flowers:

I had a fab time with the family at lunch yesterday, ate far too much Caribbean chicken curry with rice and peas but still found room for cake! AND we picked up the double buggie. And Dad, if you're reading this - my hospital bag is packed, minus a few toiletries I need to buy!



  1. love your cad, what a fab idea. love the flowers that you have made they look wonderful. hugs rachxx

  2. Well your something different is AWESOME!! you did a great job with this card... janny

  3. Beautiful card Victoria, looks like a lot of work went into this one :) well done on packing that hospital bag of yours...phew lol! :) Donna x

  4. oooh I love your card, such a sweet image and the colours are divine. Fab flowers! Great take on the sketch too!
    Hugs Tab xxx

  5. Beautiful, love the flowers
    Wendy x

  6. Lovely card, love the flowers. x

  7. wow great card Victoria, those flowers are stunning and set of the crad colours perfectly...thanks for joining in with the Just Magnolia challenge xxx

  8. Fabulous creation! Thanks for playing along with us at The Next Level! Be sure to check back on Monday for the next issue and challenge....Abby:)

  9. Love your paper flowers! Very creative!
    Alicia xx

  10. ooooooh Victoria, I am in awe of this, absolutely gorgeous card, those flowers look awesome, and the detail so pretty. Theres a little something on my blog for

  11. gorgeous hun & your lollipop flowers are ace x x

  12. great job and I like how you did the inside of the card too!

  13. Wow so beautiful!
    Love your gorgeous colours and fabulous detail!
    So amazing!
    Thanks so much for joining us at Just Magnolia!
    kim x

  14. Fabulous card, such wonderful detail! Thanks for joining us at JM this week x

  15. Beautiful card, I love the colours and papers you used!

    Thank you for joining Just Magnolia this week,

    xx Naoual


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