06 May 2012

Simply Magnolia (DT) - A Card, but not Square

Hello friends

A very warm welcome to yet another challenge for ALL those Maggie lovers at Simply Magnolia.  Our challenge for you this fortnight is to make a Card, but not a Square...;)

As you all know, most of my cards are square ones, but I quickly ordered some pre-scored and cut step cards from the lovely Paula at Which Craft in the UK, so I was prepared for this challenge... LOL  Clever hey!

Oh boy.... do you girls make those step cards look soooo gorgeous and beautiful.  As this was my first one, I really struggled to decorate it.  Why is that???  So after staring at it for absolute ages, I managed to come up with this little number. Hope you like it?

The beauty on the left was coloured with a combination of Copics and Chalks.  The lovely at the back, just Copics.  The papers are from the Me to You, Spring Chic collection.  The gorgeous Tilda's can be purchased from our wonderful sponsors for this challenge, Tilda's Town.

Here's a side view, so you can see those steps a bit better.  Please do visit the rest of the SMDT girlies blogs, as they have some wonderful creations for your inspiration.

Thanks for popping by and good luck with the challenge.

hugs Sharon x

p.s.  Would those girls who know of any other crafters who make the most awesome step cards, please email me the blog addresses privately.  Thanks.


Bella said...

I have just discovered these step cards too and am addicted to them. I like to make them cos they are so different and you can really get depth by having the 3 layers. I raise my front layer above the strip my second a bit more and my third a lot, not necessarily to the same level at the front, if that makes sense.

chilli pip said...

Lovely Sharon , bet you are so pleased you gave in and bought that picket fence punch it works a treat on this card . Enjoy your Sunday

Rose Petal said...

WOW, WOW, WOW, what a stunning creation. You have really gone to town making this one my friend, and it is just so beautiful. It is always a pleasure to see what amazing and different creations you come up with. I love it my friend. Gorgeous.
Happy crafting.
With love, Sandra xxx

Cheryl said...

oh Hun,this is brilliant just love the images ,you have used on,this and adore the fence,works beautifully hugs Cherylxxxxxxx

Bella said...

Thanks for the comment and the follow. Yes you missed a great event. We had a ball and learned tons. You can get Enmarc products from The Scrapbook Factory shop in Salt River. I think that the Scrapbook place in Canal Walk might also have.

Lins said...

Hi sweetie,

it's been a while, your side step card is great with these 2 cuties. Such a sunny paper you've used. I've got a link on my blog to a great tutorial for side step cards.

Hugs and 'till soon,

Lins xxx

Catherine said...

Fab card, love the different coloured fences...

Catherine said...

This is adorable Sharon ! What a precious card ! Love the soft colours you have chosen ! Hugs, blessings and love from Catherine

Crystal said...

Oh my word Sharon this is absolutely FANTASTIC and sooooo beautiful!!!!! Such a GORGEOUS design sweetie and your colors are soooooo pretty!!!!! LOVE IT!

Liz's creative corner said...

Hi Sharon, wow gorgeous creation hun, lovely Tildas, I use side stepper cards a few times and tend to make a scene using images and trees etc, scroll down my posts if you want to look,

hugs Liz xx

Riet said...

Schitterende kaart Sharon,leuke stempels,mooi ingekleurd.
Prachtig papier.

Liefs Riet.

Lyndsey Marie said...

Gorgeous card, love the sweet little Tilda's and such pretty papers and fabulous flowers and ribbon.
Lyndsey xx

Rene Sharp said...

Gorgeous card my friend, it looks complicated to make!? Have a great week ahead!

inge said...

Grogeous side-step card Sharon, I love the bright and sunny colours!

XX Inge

Colleen Holmes said...

OH my gosh!! Girl you rocked this one!! Love, love the step card and your awesome designing! Love the summery look and pretty pastels! Glad you mom loves her new home!!:) That made me smile big time! HUGZ dear friend:)

Anonymous said...

Beautiful step card Sharon. Love the 2 images, ribbon and flowers. I am not brave enough to tackle such a complicated card - well done!
Amelia x

Hazel said...

Hey Sharon

Wowzers girl this is just stunning - you are braver than me - I've bought them I just ain't plucked up the courage to use them.

Sharon this is beautiful and so pretty - love it.

Take care


Hazel x

Hetty said...

Wauuuw wat is dit een super mooie

gr hetty

Pop's Cards said...

Morning sweetie this is stunning, a really gorgeous creation, hugs pops x