Friday, 19 June 2009

Just Magnolia # 10 & Friday Sketchers #57

Well hello there! .... It seems like an absolute age since i last blogged, 5 days to be precise lol! Where is the time going. The week either lasts a fortnight or just 2 days pmsl! The sun is out ... at the minute (put all my washing out and then it rained ... bloody weather) and as i sit here at the dining table and look out it looks gorgeous. Rylee is at nursery till 2.30pm and then hopefully he'll go to sleep for an hour or so.
This weeks Just Magnolia challenge is "Summer" - so any project that is inspired by Summer is what we are looking for and what better inspiration than the weather outside and the forecast of more sun! The sponsor for this week is Jacobi Drachten and they are offering a fabulous prize of a set of Inkadinkado Stamps, a bottle of stamp cleaner and a Scrub-it pad.
Beatrix is the host of this weeks Friday Sketchers and has devised the most fab sketch and their challenge this week is sponsored by "The Angel Company"
Yet again i've managed to create the male version of both challenges .... whats happened to all my women?! I now have only 4 more July cards to make and only 1 more for the person who is getting this and the 2 previous cards.
I did struggle with the whole "Summer" theme. I have very few Edwin's let alone ones that are appropriate for the warmer months .... can't wait till the Summer Stamp Club Collection are released! Probably be too late for me this year though lol!

CS ~ Stash
DP ~ Freebie Download called Spring & Summer
Stitching ~ Sewing Machine

Sentiment ~ PC Generated

Image ~ Magnolia Edwin from the Spring Stamp Club Collection, coloured with Whisper Strokes and Watercolour Pencils
Kite ~ handmade lol!
String ~ Morrisons ... i made a small cut in Edwins hand (ouch!) and threaded the string through the back so that he appears to be holding it.

I decorated the inside with left over paper and made another kite with scrap card, watercolour pencils and string.


  1. gorgeous card Jilli, I love the DP and layout, I too hung the washing out, it started raining so took it in, and then sunshine it's so annoying lol hugs Jill xx

  2. Great boys card I love it
    Wendy x

  3. Hey sweetie, hope that your well! Oooh delish card I see before my eyes! Just love the kite works so well with Edwin! I can't wait for the Summer Kit too, oooh I wonder whats going to be in it!
    Have a fab weekend, sweetie! Will catch up with you proper soon babe.
    Hugs Tab xxx

  4. wow your card is really funny and so wonderful.
    thank you for you beautiful entry to my sketch at the friday sketchers
    hugs, bea

  5. Oooh Jilli this is just adorable!
    I love the kite flying theme such a brilliant idea!
    Your image and detail is delicious!
    So happy that you have joined us at Just Magnolia!
    kim x

  6. Just cute. Love how you used Edvin :)

  7. Great boys card. I love the DP and the kite is great.


  8. a brilliant card sweetie, love how you have Edwin holding the kite. hugs rachxx

  9. This is fantastic inside and out, hugs Pascale

  10. Love how you decorated on the inside to match. It's a sweet card! :)

    Thanks so much for playing along this week - I'm thrilled to be the Friday Sketchers sponsor and am having so much fun checking out all of the cards! You've got a great blog.


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