Friday, January 28, 2011

Inventory Challenge #16

Good morning everyone! Wow, I can't believe I haven't posted anything since last Friday....I guess I've been in a creative slump!
It is time once again for Danielle and I to welcome you to our Inventory Challenge.
Our theme for this week is based on the song "Hey, Good Lookin', Whatcha got Cookin'..." Of course, I get to use some of my stamps from the Magnolia Yummy for your Tummy Collection, available at Diana's Magnolia-licious Store.

For this challenge, I decided to make a tri-shutter card. I colored Edwin with distress inks.....not happy with the result! I went back to copics with Tilda because the inks version was a total debacle. Coloring with inks is not an easy venue to takes practice, practice, practice!!!
The papers I used are from multiple sources: DCWV, Magnolia and Graphics 45.
The beautiful heart lace was a gift from my wonderful friend, Claudia. Thanks so much it!

I would like to invite you to visit my wonderful friend and teammate, Danielle, and view her stunning work, as well as the fabulous works of our other teammates, Charlene, Rene and Sandy.
Thanks you so much for visiting my blog and leaving a comment. I appreciate each and every one of you! Hugs!


  1. I love this card, It is so cute and fun. The colors are really neat in it. So Cool.

  2. HI! Crissy, this is PURE MAGIC, very unique of you. I love all of it. The details are wonderful: from Your lace trade-mark to the cupcakes (I am crazy about these), to this little guy on the front of the card;this tri- shutter layout is perfect for our theme. Edwin is very nicely colored, you did very well. Tilda is so cute, very much alive. WOW, this paper is gorgeous, perfect forthe country style theme we had. You may be in a creative slump, but this card does not show it. CRoss my heart ! HUgs Dan.

  3. Good golly Miss Molly - this is one awesome card! It would take me a least a week to make this with all these details. I can see those delicious cupcakes are on your menu!

  4. Hi Sweetie!
    I have looked for you a few times and wondered were you where. I´m so happy that you are here again.
    This is a magnificent piece of art, LOVE it. Such beautiful layout and the details are delicious. The images are just perfect colored and looks so very sweet.
    Sending you BIG hugs and hope you have a wonderful weekend♥/Gunilla

  5. Super cute, Christina!!! Love the vintage look and feel of the card! And of course Tilda and Edwin are perfect! Fantastic card, hun!
    hugs, Sharon

  6. This is so cute! What a great tri-shutter card! I love the 'Kiss the Cook' panel :)

  7. Oh wow, this is so stinkin cute! I love your tri-shutter card. The papers are fantastic and all the embellishments are perfect. You definitely captured the theme. Hugs, Rosemary

  8. Wow!
    This is amazing!
    Such a stunning creation!
    kim x

  9. How fantastic! I'm so impressed you're using distress inks! I haven't tried...yet! Figure I should "master" Copics this century first ;D
    However, I am going to blame you for my sudden cupcake craving!
    Rene :D

  10. Your card is sooo cute. Love the colors.

  11. Christina, the card is beautiful and all the details are amazing. Are those cupcakes stickers? They are so cute. Wow, there is so much to take in. You did a great job with Edwin, just keep practicing. And we know that you are a master of the Copic's now, because you kept practicing...lololol.

  12. WOW, what an adorable card you've made Christina! Love all the detail and work that you put into it! Beautifu job!!!!
    Judy K.

  13. Darling card. So much detail, so much talent!
    Sue S.

  14. What a cute, cute creation, Christina! Just darling!
    Love that heart lace. So nice of friends to share. Love the addition of the cute little vintage graphic too.

    Happy Huggies ~

  15. Loving your card. You are so creative. This Tilda is especially cute and your shaded her beautifully. Happy Friday,

  16. Oh i love making tri-shutters! They are fun to make and always look great. and i love that Old Hank was your inspiration this week!



  17. Hi Christine!
    You have put a lot of effort into this card. It is unique and gorgeous. Love it.
    Hugs Maz

  18. What a gorgeous card. Love the folds etc. I noticed Edwin standing on a cake stand, how cute.I think your colouring is beautiful no matter what you use.
    Luv CHRISSYxx

  19. Christina! I love all the details and your coloring is just gorgeous!!! I really love the little cupcakes too! Amazing Tri Shutter card, I haven't tried one of those yet. Don't give up on the distress inks. Just start with very light colors and then add more!

  20. hello Christina ,such a adorable card,the shape is great and all the fine details like cupcakes with candle.Super cute!
    Hugs Gudrun

  21. Oh Sweet Christina! You are much too hard on yourself, for you've done an amazing job with Edwin and the distress inks! And this card is INCREDIBLE!!! Look at all your hard work!!! Wheweee! This is truly STUNNING and these colors are PERFECT for this! sigh .. I am in love with this! hehe!

    Love ya!

  22. Hi Christina, What a cute challenge theme!! I think you did a wonderful job coloring Edwin with the distres inks!! And, Tilda is colored beautifully also!! What an adorable card!!
    Have a wonderful weekend!!
    Suzan Laverty

  23. Hey look at you this is just the coolest card ! I have yet to try this type and you have decorated it perfectly and your coloring with distress inks very good in my opinion...I really like your little card !

  24. Wow! just amazing work, I have played a little with distressing ink and it is hard I think you did a very good job with them.

    and your card just pops!

    Maggie Hugs,


  25. Christina, das ist einfach unglaublich! Einmalig schön und welch ein Aufwand! *wow wow wow* kann ich da nur sagen! Bin hin und weg und total begeistert! Tolle Kartenform, geniale Papier-/Farbzusammenstellung und natürlich wieder eine außergewöhnliche Coloration!
    Absolut SUPERFANTABULOUS :) :) :)
    Ich wünsche Dir ein wunderschönes, sonniges Wochenende!
    LG Sylvia

  26. This is so cool! Very creative, great job!

  27. Wow! This card is so elaborated! One can see lots of work in there! Love all the details and your coloring too!
    Just adorable!
    Hugs, iulia

  28. Oh Christina, another of your wonderful tri-shutter are so talented my friend!! Those images are perfect and the papers are just so cute and wonderful!!! What a darling setting for those images...all of the details you have added are STUNNING!!! Just love it...HUgs..Jacque

  29. Wowww Christina that is a gorgeous card! Love the shape of it! Looks so marvelous!! Have a nice day!
    Hugs Kristel

  30. Goodness Christina this tri-fold shutter card is so gorgeous.. I adore every aspect of it.. your coloring is so perfect and simply am in love with the little Campbells boy on the front.. you did a marvelous job on your card...
    Hugs, Jean

  31. Oh I love your card, love the dimension, and oops tilda reminds me of the campbell kids, great job

  32. Oh my, great creation, Christine -- this certainly makes up for you not posting in a week -- must have taken you all of a week to work on this one. Great job, as always . . .

  33. Hi Christina, This card is YUMMY!!!! Wow so much detail. No creative slump here at all!! I love everything about it! Hugs, Cathy-Lynn

  34. GORGEOUS tri-shutter card, Christina! The DPs are beautiful and matches so perfectly for this scene, and I love how you colored Tilda! Hugs, Cami

  35. What a fantastic shutter card Christine. Love the combination of stamps and colors! Beautiful! Makes me want to try making one of these myself!
    Hugs Jeanette xxo

  36. Awww is this ever Ka-UTE!! I like the image, of course, and the sentiment and cupcakes are soooo yummy!!!