Sunday, January 1, 2012

Feeling the winter BLUES....

HIYA!! I'm back and WELCOME to 2012 and all to my first 2012 posting :)

I have been busy with my guest these past days.My family left my house on New Years Day at 5:30am!!!!! YES IN THE MORNING LOL!!!
some of the kids were wide eye still! It must of been from all the "soda" going around.

No that's not all....they we're here back in a few hours time lol! I woke up LATE hmmmm @12 noon so they we're here an hour later to eat,drink and play again.They just left a while ago, lol!!!!

That's to show you I'm a good cook huh lol!!??? BAAAAAHAAA!!!( my FIL cooked lol )

Well anywhoo It's time for another Challenge at Magnolia-licious-highlities.This time around is as easiest as can be,"ANYTHING GOES" with the option of Lace.

So maybe unlike me you could start those SWEET VALENTINE CARDS considering you could add fancy yummy lace :)
or if your stuck like me LOL! You could still do winter theme :)

Well I created a small scene and added some of those Spruce Trees I've been stuck on ((big smiles))

and you could find these stamps at Magnolia-licious store. I need to inform you, Diana has really really good deals.Be in the look out for those mini duos specials she usually puts up! They usually fly like hot pancakes.
Now my Winter Forest has been cut apart  to spread them out through the scene.I did my usual spruce technique and yes topped off with my favorite toy lately lol!"snow marker" from Marvy.

here you could catch a close up of the spruce and puffy snow.

sorry for a load of pixs but getting zoomed in was hard. It might be because of the bright blue.This card is full of blue jean glitter from doodlebug by the way. You might catch this one at the CHA show with Mini Magnolia.

OK peeps I'm done with winter and I'm stuck with @10 coloured winter images which we're planned on being used for another of my paper Christmas trees but I'm winter/Christmas DONE LOL! Although I hate not to use these images because they are so so so cute and I have coloured them in DI.

Since I frequently colour with copics and then jump to DI.You get stuck with that mind set that you could flicker like if you we're using copics.Well that's what I've done on these...they took longer time to accomplish small pleats and what not but the outcome is really really nice.At least that's what I think LOL!

So should I do more winter cards???or finish the tree??? what to do what to do....Oh the tree was planned to be about 6" to 8" tall and the Magnolias are the regular size this time.I'll let ya vote for me.The Tree is half way done but I ran out of the design paper so I stopped but I'm sure I could find more of the same.


OOPS Almost forgot to tell you.... come back as I have a tute on the works for my Spruce technique that I've been doing a lot lately. 

See-ya next time peace :)


  1. Hi Ruby Happy New year to you and what an amazing creation (as usual) you have made with Saffron. It certainly is an eye catcher, love all the embellies and the lace just finishes it off perfectly. Love it.

    Hugs Shirley x x

  2. Well that's my first boo boo of 2012 ... went off to check out the rest of your gorgeous work and what did I find ... SAFFRON.

    Oh well your creation is still huggable with mini Tilda on it.

    OK stop laughing now Ruby ...

    I can still hear you ... if you don't stop laughing I will not leave Saffron a lovely comment!!!!

    Hugs Shirl x x

  3. Wow this is sooo gorgeous Ruby! Fantastic coloring! I love how you applied the snow to the trees. Really beautiful scene dear!

    Happy New Year sweetie! big hugs, Angela

  4. Ruby,

    Long time, no see! I hope you are well! I hope you had a wonderful holiday and a happy new year!


  5. Wow Ruby, I thought I left a comment on this post last week. Maybe it did not go through!!!! Anyhow just wanted to tell you how breathtaking this card really is!!!!! Your talent for designs is spectacular!!!! How I wish I could make a card like this!!!!! Wow it really is fabulous!!!!!!


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