Tuesday, January 28, 2014

To Lucky Edwin With Love Magnolia Card!




Howdy to all you Buckaroos,

**using "cowboy speak"**
Jist tether yer horse out front, come in, "n" set a spell! Have a cool glass a "sasperilly" with me. I was jist moseyin' in muh craft room thinkin' 'bout muh card for the nixt challenge at the Magnolia-licious Challenge Blog which, this time, is Anything Goes! I reckon that's a purdy good idea for a challenge, right? The sky is the limit! Now, you have no excuses! There are as many ideas as varmints in the desert! LOL, LOL, LOL! I hope you'll loosen yer bootstraps "n" make a card or project as purdy as yer horse!

**out of "cowboy speak" **

I had so much fun making this card! It took me about four days, but I love the end result. I hope you do as well. Here is my Edwin, starring as the John Wayne of Magnolia! LOL



Isn't he just the cutest? I had the background in my stamp collection and thought it would be perfect with Lucky Edwin. I did do a little masking on his face. I wanted the card to be masculine yet not bare, so I added deep red, leather flowers inside and out, calico fabric, and some raffia. I also had some antique copper brads in my stash. I made the rope lasso and attached it to a tea stained, stamped tag. There are cowboy themed charms inside and out. I always finish the inside of my cards. The mountain peaks have been covered with Stickles so they sparkle. Here is another photo:



and another...



Also, inside, I have some chipboard strips that have been laser cut into the shape of barbed wire. It added a perfect rustic touch.

I hope you like my western themed card. Please leave a comment, if you wish, and your name will be entered into a drawing sponsored by Magnolia-licious!



Now for a little announcement from me! If your name is


Christy - #17


then, you are the lucky winner of my little drawing! Please e-mail me with your address so I can get your gift of appreciation out to you! Thank you, everyone, for leaving comments for me. I so love reading them and knowing that you appreciate what I did. XO

Have a wonderful week!

XO,

Chris

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:

Bunny Zoe Crafts - January Challenge - Stitching - ends 2/9

Divas by Design - Anything Goes - ends 1/28

Always Something Creative #67 - Stitching - ends 2/2

Crafty Hazlenut's Patterned Paper Challenge - Patterned Paper - ends 1/31

Craft-Dee BowZ - January Challenge - Hand made bow - ends 1/31

The Ribbon Girl - Anything Goes - ends 2/1

Time for Magnolia - #44 - …Something on head… - ends 1/31

Simon Monday Challenge Blog - This is Where the Cowboy Rides Away - ends 2/2

29 comments:

RenateKreativ said...

Hi
wow....what a beautiful card, Love it.
Hugs Renate

Suzi said...

Wow!! Chris, my giddy Aunt!!! this is tremendous!! the work involved, masking, colouring and then putting it all together so perfectly!! I'm stunned by it's gorgeousness. Hugs Suzi x

..Karen said...

Absolutely stunning!!!! Love, love it and all the details on it!!

Barb Hardeman said...

I'm feelin a might teched in ma head after a-readin yer intro! I laughed out loud! How cute to set up your fabulous Edwin card that way. Your coloring is perfection and I love the whole background to Edwin. A perfect card. Hugs, hugs, Barb

Laura said...

This is an amazing little western creation! I adore this Edwin stamp and the scene you've created with him. Your masculine touches are perfect. Love it! Love it!

annieb said...

Great card. I love that stamp, and had not seen it. It is a must have.
Gotta go find it somewhere. Love the way you colored and the card set up was awesome.

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Martinas Welt said...

Wow...what a fabtastic card! What backgourn is this? It fits just perfect for Edwin wayne ;) Fantastic!!
Martina

Debs said...

Fabulous card - love the scene you have created and amazing colouring.}
Thanks for playing along with The Divas this week.
Good luck.
Debs xx

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Sarah-Jane said...

Wow! Fantastic card. Love the scene you have created. Thank you for joining us at Divas by Design this week.
Sarah-Jane x

Paper Tails said...

Fabulous card! You have created a great scene.

Karen

Nancee Purdum said...

What a great card Chris! Perfect for that man in your life! Love it! Nancee :)

Cathy Lee said...

I am in love with this card, Chris. Edwin is adorable and that background is perfect for him. Sorry I sent my comment in the wrong post. Love this country cowboy.
Hugz,
Cath

ladydiana said...

Chris this is a masterpiece indeed. Loved your intro! Such thought has been put into your card, perfectly planned out, perfect embellishments and the lasso well that is really perfect!!!! Sheer perfection!

Norma said...

Chris, you really knocked it out of the ball park with this one. Luvvvv the scene you've created--fabulous background image. Awesome colouring. The embellishments are perfect. Really terrific job on the card. I love it!!!
Hugs,
Norma

Dana Tatar {datatar} said...

Wow! Awesome card! I love the image and all the "country" touches. Thanks for joining the Craft-Dee BowZ challenge! :)

cathylynn said...

Howdy Chris,
I reckon you did yourself a mighty fine job on this here card featuring Edwin! Great intro too!
HUgs, Cathy -Lynn

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julieprice3 said...

This is awesome Chris, I love the scene you've created, the perfect choice of background, beautifully coloured and created, nice work my friend
Hugs Julie P

Hazel said...

Thank you so much for joining my Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge for January with your lovely card - hope to see you again soon. x

Christy Designs said...

OMGoodness - You just make a amazing card Chris !! The scene you have created so perfect with Cowboy Edwin.Love the rope lasso on the tag. And wow..wow...I see my name as one of the lucky winner - so excited!!! Thank you very much Chris!! :) I will email you shortly.
Hugs,
Christy

Anet van Zyl said...

Your card is beautiful and adorable Chrissy, I love the cute cowboy image and the pretty embellishments.

Nikki Stalker said...

This is gorgeous Chris. I love that bow. The pattern in the ribbon is so pretty. Your scenery is gorgeous and I love the colours you have used on Edwin.

Nikki

Dreja said...

Eine sehr schöne Karte. Danke daß du bei ASC mitgemacht hast.

LG Dreja

Sandra said...

Such a darling card! Love the scenery you've created! And the coloring is beautiful! Enjoyed your cowboy talk too! Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Hugs, Sandra

EnblogSail said...

Very beautiful piece of art!
Caryl

Shona Hamill said...

What a fantastic card and so colourful! Shona x

Kelly Neis said...

Phenomenal card, love the background, wow!! Gorgeous in coloring and the design, love it!
Hugs Kelly