Monday, July 12, 2010

Magnolia stamp lovers

The theme for magnolia stamp lovers challenge no. 14 is "have a nice trip" and I wonder which Tilda should I use.   As the weather has been so hot these couple of days, I wanted to plan for a year-end skiing trip!  And I do have both Tilda and Edwin skiing as well as the ones on the sledge!   I decided to use Tilda and Edwin skiing and make a middle step card.

Because of the all the year round hot weather in Singapore, we love skiing trips!   We first brought the girls skiing when they were 15, 13 and 11 and they really love it.   The first time we skied in Niesko, Hokkaido because he was not used to the skiing boots and the icy surface, Vincent fell and had a hairline fracture on his tailbone.   He gallantly carried all our skis for us with a sore back!  We didn't realise he had a fracture until he did an x-ray on our return to Singapore.     We stayed at a lovely cottage with a backyard where they girls would dig around the snow for ages!  But although the owner of the cottage claimed it was a mere 2 minutes to the ski slope, it was a strenuous 30 minutes walk with our skis and boots.  The following year we went to Grindawald Switzerland, it was beautiful place.   But again the hotel where we stayed was very very far away from the ski slope.   We found the ski lifts very ancient and went round playing with sledges instead.   Cassie was the only who enjoyed it and can managed the lifts very well and she could even ski along the road all the way back to the hotel, much to the envy of all of us who had to carry our heavy skis and walked in our even heavier boots!

So when we decided to go skiing again, it was Niesko again and again!  Vincent wanted to give up skiing after Switzerland but I insisted that he learn it again at Niekso.  He had a Japanese instructor who gave him precise instructions that he was able to ski after a 2 hour lesson.

The girls were so agile and Cassie managed to do advance runs during my last trip 2 years ago.  Unfortunately Jer who tried snowboarding fell and fractured her arm.   So after a lapse of 2 years, we are hoping to be able to organise another trip to Niesko this December/January.    But it is much more difficult to organise now that Liz and Cassie are in uni (both are in UK), we have to find a window of timing when both having breaks and Vincent can take some time off work.

So, enough of our skiing holidays, now for the card middle step card I made.   I wanted to make card to show the lovely ski slopes that we love so much.  I came across this instructions to make a middle step card on you-tube when I first started making cards and finally I can use it!  I also used plenty of the tattered angels glimmer mist that I recently bought from our newly renovated Made with Love store.

Here is the card for the Magnolia Stamp Lovers Challenge #14 - Have a nice trip

Material used :

1.   Skiing Tilda and Edwin coloured with copic markers

2.  Pattern paper - Lasting impression, white with snow flakes emboss, I applied pearlescent chalks over the snow flakes to give it a hint of blue.   

3.  Pattern paper - basic grey eskimo kisses, sprayed with glimmer mist

4.  I used gold glimmer on water colour paper, let dry then ink peachy keen stamps with Tsukineko sky blue brilliance and used this as the slope for Tilda and Edwin.   

5.  Sentiment : Happy Holidays (peachy keen) inked with same Tsukineko sky blue brilliance.

6.  Spellbinders nesties

Here's a photo of Vincent and I at Niesko ski field.  

Thanks for dropping by :-)


  1. Adeline...this card is sooooooo nice....
    lovely colour and is so creative. i have never seen this tilda and edwin skiing series..hmm...i should find out which year.. LOL

  2. Great job!! I love you story and all of your pics. Thanks for joining us at MSL.

  3. So creative! I wanna see the real card!!!

  4. awesome card!! and perfect for the theme!!
    great pics!!!
    Thanks for joining us at MSL!

  5. Thanks so much ladies, I have lots of fun doing this:-)

    Yenni - I am not sure which collection are these images from, but I bought them from Sirstampalot