Saturday, July 1, 2017

Marvelous Magnolia-July Challenge "Summer"

Happy 150th Birthday Canada!!!

To all my fellow Canadians...I'd like to wish you all a most wonderful Canada Day as we celebrate our nations 150th Birthday...I hope that you all have special plans with family and/or friends!!

Well for me July 1st always seems like the real beginning of summer...even though that officially happens in June!!  The kids are finished school...the holidays begin...hopefully we get some sunshine...which we've been sorely lacking of late!!!!!

Today at Marvelous Magnolia we begin our new challenge and that guessed it..."Summer"!  When I think of summer I also think of strawberries...we usually pick them late June early own strawberry plant hasn't yet ripened.

So with all this in mind...I decided to make a birthday card for Canada in our Canadian and white!

Here is what I came up with...
please click on the first image for a closer view/slideshow...
I made a simple easel card...
DP is Magnolia...
flags are from La La Land...
 I thought this little sweetie in her bathing suit and carrying a sting of flags fit the bill perfectly...she's "Tilda with Summer Flags" from the Pink Lemonade 2014 collection...
coloured with my copics...
mounted on cheesecloth that I inked up with red distress ink...then mounted on white ruffled ribbon...
 close up...
I paper pieced the flags using the DP...
 "Wrapped Heart Tag" is a Magnolia Doo-hickey...
Happy Birthday is from The Frantic Stamper...
I put the hearts from the flag die cut into the bottle....
 used up some odds and ends to make this bow...
 the strawberry was made using a heart punch and a maple leaf punch...

And that is my "Summer" card!!  Time for you to pay my talented teamies a visit...check out their beautiful creations at Marvelous Magnolia...then come on and join us!!

All materials are listed above.

Challenges I wish to enter:
Magnolia Forever-Challenge #55 "Summer"
Classic Design Team Open Challenge-July 1st 2017 Challenge #16
Crafty Gals Corner-Challenge #129 "Anything Goes"
Craft Heaven-Challenge #20 "Summertime"
Crafting With Friends-Challenge #46 "Anything Goes"
Creative Fingers-Challenge #133 "Anything Goes"
Love To Craft Challenge Blog-Challenge #12 "Anything Goes"
Love To Scrap Challenge Blog-Challenge #99 "Anything Goes"

Until next time...thank you for taking the time to stop by!!  Your visits and comments are SO very much appreciated!!!


  1. what a gorgeous and cheerful card Beth

    gr karin

  2. Holy Cuteness Beth! I love the red bathing suit with the little white dots on it! You have thought of every detail on this wonderful Canada Day card....

  3. sweet Canada Day card ..... love the ted and white right down to the "red polka dot bikini"!!

  4. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Love to Craft, good luck!!! Amy DT

  5. This is just stunning Thank you for sharing with us over here today at the Classic Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Michelle DT Co-Owner/Admin for

  6. So beautiful! Thanks for joining at Magnolia Forever: Summer

  7. What a beautiful card, so much attention to detail with all the elements x

  8. WOW!This card really caught my eyes.Love that you kept everything red and white.
    Thank you for your lovely entry at Love To Scrap! Challenge Blog! Hope to see you again soon!! HUGS!
    Ann DT

  9. Lovely card :)

    Thank you for sharing with us over here today at the Classic Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Ania DT for

  10. Super cute card! I love all details you have used. Thank you for sharing with us over here today at the Classic Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Maritza DT for

  11. Love your card and the variety of embellishments you have used to set it off. Thank you for sharing at Love To Craft. Pippa DT