Friday, January 8, 2016

Blue Magnolia Flower

I have managed to make a card a day while here on vacation.  My secret, I get up early and create while the house is quiet.  Today's card will be entered in three challenges.  The first one is a brand new one that my good friend, Kathy Krug is on the design team.  Check out the Double D Challenge.  The challenge, a Forget Me Not challenge and there was an inspiration picture.  I was inspired by the colors and I went really big with the blue flower, but got some small blue flowers in the background.

Here is my card.
I am  entering this card in the following challenges.

Double D Challenge 
Forget Me Not inspiration

Essentials by Ellen January Challenge

Mix it up Challenge

We are to use My Favorite Things and Essentials by Ellen, in a project.

Simon Says Wednesday Challenge

Something new and that is my new transplanted craft room.  Featuring Wplus9 stamps.  



The ingredients

Mondo Magnolia Stamps and Die
Scrolling Background  die, Poppy Stamps
Pretty Poppies Stamp, MFT for the sentiment
Wplus 9 stamp, More Fresh Cuts
GKD white heavy card stock and ink in Powder Blue
Kurtake watercolor

Thanks so much for stopping in to see my work.  I do very much appreciate the comments that you care to leave.



  1. Beautiful creation Barbara! So glad team mate Kathy clued you in on our new adventure! Love your design and the dimension is perfect! Great job! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at Double D Challenges! We hope you’ll come back often.


  2. Beautiful Barb. I love that scroll background die and the pp you created behind it. Beautiful water coloring on that blue flower. Glad you decided to play at Double D.

  3. What a beautifully colored card creation. You seem to be having fun finding the time to be creative. Enjoy your weekend too!

  4. LOVE that scrolling die's just gorgeous! As is your beautiful blue flower, and then the little blue flowers behind are just so sweet. This care just makes me smile....I love everything about it. Thanks for the inspiration once again!!

  5. Wow, wow, and oh WOW! I LOVE that big beautiful blue bloom, it is magnificent! I also love the little background flowers, this card is so beautifully designed! LOVE that you can create while on vacation.....tell Tom to have FUN on the's a win/win situation! <3

  6. This is so pretty, Barb! And it's so refreshing to see a lovely flower card like this after so many weeks of wintery cards. It's a beautiful design!! Happy New Year and enjoy the rest of your vacation!! Hugs, Darnell

  7. I love the pretty little flowers in your scroll pretty. Beautiful design! Enjoy the sunshine!

  8. Barbara, this is just beautiful! Oh, how perfect for the challenge. Love how you used the smaller flowers in the background and, of course, the corner die. A very creative and lovely design. Thanks so much for sharing this in our Double D Forget Me Not Challenge!

  9. Gorgeous card!! I love that flower! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Double D!!

  10. I think this is gorgeous! The added scroll in the corner makes you feel like you've created someone's backyard and or arbor. Really a great job Barbara! Enjoy your day! Cooler weather is a coming.

  11. Beautiful card! Love that pretty flower! Great design!

    Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!


  12. Gorgeous card and I LOVE that big but very soft flower..I love stamps like pretty!! Thank you for joining us at Double D Forget Me Not challenge!
    Diane DD DT