Sunday, October 31, 2010

Magnolia Down Under Halloween

Good Morning Everyone,

This is my first week as the lucky Guest DT for November/December with Magnolia Down Under. The DT have come up with some amazing creations to inspire you this week so I hope you'll pop over the the Challenge, take a peek and be inspired to play along.

I've made two Halloween inspired creations this week; the first is actually a Tea Light Holder Card that I adapted to hold two spooky pez-type candy holders. The original card and instructions can be found here at StampARTic.


I've used Witch Tilda holding a broom for this card, the border is punched with a MS Border Star Punch and all pattern papers are from Magnolia.

This is what the inside looks like, with a box (with acetate front panel) included for the candy on one side and a pocket for a tag on the other.

The back is cover with more Magnolia paper and I've used the clear spica pen to make the spiderweb shimmer but it's little hard to see. The same pattern paper covers the spine of the card.


My second creation used the Little Devil Tilda and was inspired by the carton pattern that you can find here at Create4Fun. This box also has an acetate panel and I've filled the box with Jaffas - I just had to keep my husband and the boys away long enough to get the photo!!

Here's a look at the little tags on the top and the Spider Charm.

I'm entering my Halloween inspired creatations in the following challenges:-

Cute Card Thursday - So Transparent!
Magnolia Stamp Lovers - Purple and Black
Cupcake Craft Challenge - Sweet Treats with a Twist
The Daring Cardmakers - Trick or Treating

Thanks for hanging in there for this extra long post!

Friday, October 29, 2010

Masculine Card

This card was made with a Wild Rose Studio Stamp called "Time for a Pint". The papers I've used are from The Paper Loft "Grandma's House" collection. My image is coloured with copics and added some flocking to the beer froth. The image panel is sewn with brown cotton as is the top and bottom of the stripe pattern paper. I've used circle punches for the button backing and the green layer has been crumpled before inking.

I'm entering my card in the following challenges:-
Cards for Men - Anything Goes
Allsorts Challenge - Spots and Stripes
CES Challenge - Buttons and Bows

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Happy Birthday Dawn

Good Morning Everyone and Happy Birthday Dawn!

This is the card that I made for my friend Dawn who is celebrating her Birthday today, we all met for morning tea yesterday, so she has received her card and it's safe to post!

When making the card I was inspired by a few challenges ~ Just Magnolia Challenge this week is to use pink in honour of Pink Ribbon Month and Paper Romance Challenge requested a round card. Totally Tilda Challenge this fortnight is Pink and Pearls ~ so this pearl shaker card fit into the challenge.

As you can see I've decided to make an easel card with a shaker top. I'm having a lot of fun with shaker cards at the moment! I've added this gorgeous butterfly bling from Julie at Creations In Paper. Magnolia Stamp Lovers Challenge requested some sparkle and my butterfly certainly sparkles!

This Tilda was from the Fairytale Collection which makes this card eligible for the Creative Card Crew Fairytale Challenge this week. She is coloured with copics and I'v used some old string pearls in the shaker box.
All the flowers are from Wild Orchid and I'm entering my card in the Wild Orchid Pastel Challenge this week.
The polka dot paper is from My Minds Eye "Lush" collection.

As Dawn's favourtie is Dragonflies I've included this Dragonfly charm that I've had stashed away to make her birthday card. The sentiment is from Stampin Up and from memory it's called Birthday wish. I've used nestabilites dies to mat my sentiment, they were also used to create the holes in the layers for the shaker box.

Thanks for staying with me through this long winded post! These last couple of photos show the layers of the card.

Thanks for for stopping by, have a great day Dawn!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Colour Create Christmas Card

Hi Eveyone and welcome to the next Colour Create Challenge!

 This week our colours have been chosen by the lovely Sharon and they are just gorgeous to work with :) Our colours are Aqua, Purple and White with the optional extra being Swirls. Here is the pretty picture Sharon chose to inspire us with :-

Our sponsor this week is Instyle Stamps - and if you chose to play along with us you have the opportunity to win four lovely images from them.

This pretty little Tilda Angel is from the new Magnolia Christmas 2010 release and was my favourite from the set I received. She has been coloured with copics and I've added a little stickles to her wings.

The papers I chose for the card came from the Cosmo Cricket Mini Deck "Mitten Weather" and worked well for non traditional Christmas Card. The pearls and chipboard swirls were from my stash. I spent last weekend looking at the Creations in Paper Store in Montville, so as I was creating my card there I just "needed" to use the pretty purple and aqua flowers, lace and ribbon from the store. My chipboard swirls are coloured white chalk ink. I've aslo sprayed the aqua flowers with some Sand Glimmermist. The sentiment stamp is from Stamp It Australia and is called "Christmas Corner"

I've used the Magnolia Down Under Sketch to create my card - designed by the talented Debbie so will enter my card there also!

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to check out the Colour Create Challenge to see what the wonderfully talented DT have created this week!

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Happy Halloween

Good Morning Everyone!

I ordered this cute little Tilda last year but didn't have her in time for Halloween so this is the first opportunity I've had to stamp with her and I've added the Background Stamp from the Jungle series. I think it's really meant to be a sunset but it works wonderfully well as an eerie Halloween background.  I've used the sketch from Just Magnolia Challenge this week for my layout. The papers I've used are also from Magnolia combined with some black and white cardstock.

Tilda is coloured with copics and I've added some stickles to the cobwebs printed on my background paper.  I've used buttons instead of flowers for a change and topped the orange button with a plastic spider!

This week at Our Creative Corner Challenge the more embellishments the better! So I've added button, lace ribbon, spider charm and black and purple gem brads. I've also managed to complete a bingo line over at the Allsorts Challenge ~ Brads, Buttons and Punch (Tag).

I received this spider charm from as a freebie for ordering this month and it was just perfect for this card. Stampin for the Weekend and Stamp Something both have Halloween themed challenges this week YAY!! Totally Tilda Challlenge has a special Halloween Challenge too. Over at Cupcake Craft Challenge the theme is Scary Creatures so I qualify for their challenge too and finally Cute Card Thursday has a What's Buggin You Challenge!

Following True's advice I'm entering this card over at Really Reasonable Ribbon Ramblings Challenge too! They have a Halloween theme this challenge as well!

Thanks for stopping by ~ Hope you're having a great weekend!

Friday, October 15, 2010

Exciting News

Hi Everyone,

Sorry I don't have a card this post but I do have some exciting news to share with you.

The lovely ladies at Magnolia Down Under have invited me to be Guest DT until the end of the year!
I love to stop by the MDUC every Sunday morning to check out the DT cards and can't wait to join in.
Thanks Kylie, Debbie and Kellie for the chance to join you :)

After this email I thought I had better catch up with what's been happening in blogland and found that I have also won a six month Guest DT spot at Creatalicious Challenges. How exciting is that!! Thanks Bec and Cheryl, I'm looking forward to finding out about the upcoming challenges.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Tilda Birthday Card

Good Morning Everyone,

This card was made using the Friday Sketchers Challenge Layout. It was made for a lovely lady I've met blogging on line but I'm afraid I've posted the card but it may not arrive in time for her Birthday:(

The paper is from the Prima paperpad "Jack N Jill" and I've teamed it with Close to Cocoa and Soft Sky cardstock. 

Tilda has been coloured with copics. The flowers (white) are from Wild Orchid and have been inked with Soft Sky Ink and then sprayed with Glimmer Mist "Old Lace" for the distressed look.

I will also enter this card in the following challenges:-

Papertake Weekly - 3 of a Kind (groups of 3 flowers)
Simon Says Stamp - 3 Embellishments, 2 Pattern Papers and 1 Image
Just Magnolia - Pairs (2 groups of flowers, 2 pattern papers and 2 cardstock)
Stamp Something Challenge - Something Punchy (MS Leaf Punch & Nestabilities Dies)

Thanks for stopping by,

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Masculine Birthday Card

Good Morning Everyone,

This card was made using Greeting Farm Surfer Ian. The papers are by paperloft and the scalloped die I've used is by Dienamics. All my panels are sponged with Tim Holtz distress ink and stitched in brown cotton.
I've coloured Surfer Ian with Copics and added a little clear spica pen to the flowers on his shorts and the centre of the surfboard.

I'm entering this card in the latest Cards for Men Challenge ~ Happy Birthday.
Thanks for stopping by,

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Bizzy Becs New Blog

Congratulations to Bec and the Design Team who are celebrating the launch of their new Bizzy Becs Blog with this terrific candy to be drawn on 10 November.

It looks great and you can check it out here.

Thursday, October 07, 2010

Colour Create ~ A Touch of Frost

Hi Everyone!

This is my DT card for the latest Colour Create Challenge, this time our colours have been chosen my the very talented Mina ~ Pink, Green and Cream. The optional extra this week is a touch of frost. The is the beautiful picture Mina chose to inspire us with:-

Our fabulous sponsor this week is Michelle's Scrapbooking.

I chose to use this cute little snowman from Magnolia Stamps and have coloured him with copic markers. The pink snowflake paper is by October Afternoon - Very Merry Sing the Carols. I've also used a some glittered striped paper that is just visible from American Crafts called Spring Raindrop Rapture. 

The snowflakes are punched using the MS Snowflake punch and have stickles applied with a gem in the centre. The ribbon is new from Wild Orchid.

Thanks for stopping by ~ make sure you drop by Colour Create to see what the rest of the team created with this Colour Scheme - Just Beautiful! I hope you'll join us too :)

Wednesday, October 06, 2010

Tilda & Edwin ~ Happy Birthday

This Birthday Card was made using one of the new very Cute Magnolia stamps and Prima "Annalee" paper with Kraft and White Cardstock to meet this weeks Magnolia Down Under Challenge Colour Scheme of Kraft, Blue, Yellow and Green. Trust me there is green there! I've used Green Gems and Brads and there is also some in my papers :)

The sentiment I've used comes from a SU set but I'm not sure which one. I've coloured the image with copics and added a little clear spica to Tilda's dress lace. The flowers are from Wild Orchid and I'm entering the card in the Wild Orchid Challenge - Stitch It Up.

The Totally Tilda Challenge calls for Glitter and Sparkle and I've added stickles to the flowers and the distressed paper edges. A Spoonfull of Sugar Challenge also has a glamourous challenge this week ~ Sparkle and Shine so I'm entering my card there too!

Thanks for stopping by ~ I'll be back tomorrow with my DT card for Colour Create.

Saturday, October 02, 2010

Friday Sketchers Magnolia Birthday Card

Hi Everyone,

This card was made using the Friday Sketchers Challenge Layout for this week for a online friends Birthday. The paper I've used are from the Basic Grey "Cappella" paper pad and I've combined them with some Cream Cardstock. All the panels are stitched with brown cotton and sponged with SU Sahara Sand Ink. 've used a combination of Pink Lace and Green and Cream Braid.

The Magnolia Stamp I've used is Tilda Unwrapped and I've coloured her with copics with a touch of clear spica on the top of her dress and hair ribbon for a touch of sparkle. (in this pic it's really caught the light - not as bright IRL).

I'm entering my card in the following challenges:-

Magnolia Down Under Chalenge - Flowers and Lace
Bizzy Becs Creatalicious Challenge - Green, Pink and Brown
C.R.A.F.T Challenge - Fancy Floral
Cupcake Challenge - Pink & Brown
Stamp Something Challenge - Celebrate Something
Just Magnolia Challenge - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by ~ Have a great weekend!


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