Thursday, March 31, 2011

Amy's 13th Birthday Card

Good Morning Everyone!

This card was my for my friends daughter Amy for her 13th Birthday.  Amy love geometric designs and anything that isn't too flowery and girlie - not my usual style! Charisma Cardz Challenge this week is a card for a teenager - edit - oops too late :(
I was very fortunate to be given this gorgeous Geometric pattern paper by my friend Deb. Thanks so much Deb - it was perfect! I think it's be Kaiser from one of the 6x6 paper pads but I'm not 100%

I've used the Simon Says Stamp Challenge - Sketch by Domi which was just perfect for these papers.

I chosed this Greeting Farm image as she is so cute and a little sporty - this really suited Amy! She is coloured with copics and mounted on foam dots onto top of a swiss dots embossed panel - that I embossed in reverse. I've added a Lily of the Valley sentiment, some ribbon from Wild Orchid and the flowers and pearls were from my stash.

Thanks for stopping by,

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Happy Birthday Julie

Good Morning Everyone,

I can now post my card as Julie celebrated her Birthday on Saturday and has received it! I've gone with a colour combination that I don't normally use but I just loved these papers from the My Minds Eye "Mabel" paper pad. Julie is the owner of Creations in Paper at Maroochydore on the Sunshine Coast and in the last year encouraged me to teach in her store. I would never have dreamed of taking this step without her so this card is also a big Thank You. I'm therefore entering this card in the Allsorts Challenge - For A Special Lady :)

My Tilda is coloured with Copics, I've added flowers from Magnolia in combination with flowers and ribbon from Wild Orchid Crafts. All my panels are inked and sewn and I've also embossed the background with my cuttlebug, added a Nestabilities Scalloped Rectangle and the border punch is by Martha Stewart. My combination makes me eligible for the Bingo Challenge over at Just Magnolia. I'm also entering my card at Magnolia Lovers Challenge - Ribbon and CES Challenge - Die Cut Crazy.

Thanks so much for stopping by

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Colour Create - Pastel Easter Challenge

WOW where did that fortnight go! Time for another Colour Create Challenge and this time the colours have been chosen by our extremely talented teamie Janiel :)

Janiel has chosen these pretty pastel colours and inspired us with the yummy picture below - and the optional extra is EASTER of course.

And thank you to our fabulous new sponsor this challenge!

I've used my new Tilda for this card, she's coloured with copics and mounted on foam.The papers I've used are from the We R Memory Keepers "Madam Royale" paper pad and the pink polka dot paper is from Echo Park. The sentiment is an SU Stamp and the crochet border is a MFT die. The flowers are a combination of Wild Orchid and Magnolia. I've also used my spellbinders nestabilities ovals and rectangles.
All my panels are stitched with the sewing machine. This gorgeous ribbon is also from Wild Orchid - it makes bows so easily as it is lovely and soft!

I'd like to enter my card into the following challenges:-

ABC Challenge - Q is for Quilting/Sewing
A Spoon Full of Sugar - Ribbon, Pearls/Rhinestones and Flowers
Just Magnolia - Favourite Colour Combination (Pink & Blue)
Wild Orchid Challenge - Dieing to Punch It Out

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to check out the creations by the rest of the talented team at Colour Create :)

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Magnolia Down Under Sketch Challenge

Time for another Magnolia Down Under Challenge! A huge THANK YOU to everyone who helped to celebrate our 2nd Birthday :) This week our teamie Jane has given us a wonderful sketch to follow.

I was asked by our neighbour to make a wedding card for her son who was attending a wedding this weekend, so I've used my brand new papers from Maja Design - which I just love! I've combined them with SU Mellow Moss, Pale Plum and Perfect Plum cardstock. My image is coloured with copics and placed on foam dots.

The flowers and ribbon are from Wild Orchid Crafts and I've also used some more of this gorgeous lace from Creations in Paper. I've also used some pearls from my stash and punched some Butterflies with my MS Punch.

I'd also like to enter my card in the following challenges:-
Wild Orchid Challenge - Dieing to Punch it out
ABC Challenge - Q is for Quote
Magnolia Stamp Lovers - Die Challenge

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you are enjoying your weekend and be sure to visit the Magnolia Down Under Challenge Blog to check out the amazing creations by the DT.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Magnolia Down Under Candy Winner

WOW!!! What a fabulous Blog Hop - Thanks so much to our lovely teamie Kylie for organising the 2nd Birthday Hop.

Thanks so much to everyone who stopped by with such lovely comments - I just wish that I had candy for you all :)

I've had my friend Debbie randomly draw a winning comment which is:-

"This is just the sweetest present gift box. As I have three sisters that I dearly love and cherish I'll have to get this stamp, thanks for your wonderful inspiration Sharon"

Congratulations Jenni E.

Please find the Magnolia Down Under Challenge Site to claim your prize.

Hope to see you all for our new challenge tomorrow!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Bizzy Bec's Creatalicious Two Tone Challenge

If you are looking for my Magnolia Down Under Blog Hop post please click here!

Wow time for another Bizzy Bec's Creatalicious Challenge! For this challenge we'd like you to create a card or project that is two tone - if it has an image this can be colour.. but the surroundings are to be Two Tone Colours only.. If pattern paper is used.. try make it a two tone paper.

I chose Teal and Brown as my two colours. The paper is from the Provo Linen Closet Paper Pad and my image is Tilda Waiting - coloured with copics. I've used the Friday Sketchers Challenge layout for my card. I found this gorgeous lace on the weekend at Creations In Paper and couldn't wait to use it!

As you can see in this picture I've used foam dots between some of my layers and also placed Tilda on some foam dots for added dimension. The layers are sewn and ribbon. flowers and pearl finish off the card.

I'd also like to enter my card in the following challenges:-

A Spoon Full of Sugar - Vintage/Shabby

I'm sure many of you may also be aware that Michelle over at Michelle's Scrapbooking and More is requesting cards for a special little girl who is unwell. If you have time to create a card to send you may wish to check Michelle's post here.

Remember to stop by the Creatalicious Challenge and check out the creations by the rest of the team - they are fabulous :)

Thanks for stopping by,

Sunday, March 13, 2011

MDUC 2nd Birthday Bloghop

Thanks for joining us on our Magnolia Down Under Challenge Blog Hop, I hope your having a wonderful time. If you've been following the Blog Hop you should have arrived from the amazingly talented Kylie's Blog - Inklings from Kylie's Kraftroom and wasn't her creation just stunning! If you didn't and you've just happened upon my blog you can start the Blog Hop at the Magnolia Down Under Challenge Blog.

As we are hopping around and celebrating Magnolia Down Under's 2nd Birthday all our creations this challenge are featuring 2's.

I've used a tealight candle card pattern and altered it to hold some little gifts.
This is the front cover of my giftcard. 

I've used two Tilda's (the twin stamp coloured with copics), two pattern papers from October Afternoon, two colours of cardstock (red and cream), two types of pearls (red and cream), two types of ribbon, two groups of flowers and finally a two tone colour scheme Red and Aqua!

I'm going to giveaway my creation as Candy so if you'd like a chance to win please leave me comment! But to be eligible for my candy you'll also have to leave a comment with all of the other talented DT's along the hop! I'll randomly draw a winner at the end of the bloghop on the 19th.

So would you like to see what you'll be winning?

This is the inside of the giftcard:-

My candy includes Birthday Tilda (as shown below), two copic ciao markers BG15 and R46, two bunches of cream flowers (inside the box) from Wild Orchid and some paper doilies plus the giftcard I've made to hold them.

Now if you'd like a chance to win even more goodies..... we'd love to have you join us in our TWO Challenge!

Four lucky bloggers who enter our challenge this week will win a prize from our wonderful sponsors :)


Thanks for stopping by today and good luck if you're entering my Candy! We have a very special Guest DT joining us for the next hop Stephanne from Stephanne Blogging... Oh Dear! As most of you will know Stephanne has previously been DT with Magnolia Down Under and we are so happy that she could join us to celebrate our 2nd Birthday. I can't wait to see what she's created! So what are you waiting for??? Don't forget to check back on the 19th when the Candy winner will be annouced...

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Colour Create - Green, Brown, Cream & Black

Happy Thursday Everyone!

Welcome to the latest Colour Create Challenge of Green, Brown, Cream and Black. These colours were chosen by our very talented DT Di! This week Di has chosen leaves as the optional extra and this is the pic she has chosen to inspire us with:-

Our generous sponsor Michelle's Scrapbooking (home of Pixie Cottage Stamps) has a wonderful prize of the new Sizzix Textured Impressions Embossing Folder-County Cottage for our lucky winner!

Michelle would also like to pass on the following information:-

I have received a shipment of new embossing folders at Michelle's Scrapbooking & More. Use coupon code Colour and receive 10% off your total order till March 15th. I am having a card drive for a little girl who has cancer, if you would like to send her a card to brighten her day, please stop by my blog for the address and details. Thanks!

Before I get to my card we have some mixed news for you today as well. We are welcoming two new DT's to Colour Create! Welcome Kerry and Sylvia, so happy that you've joined us :) Make sure you stop by their blogs and welcome them and check out their wonderful cards for this challenge.

We also have some very sad new too :( Our wonderfully talented DT Dena has decided to say farwell to Colour Create, we will miss her but she has promised to drop by and enter challenges! I've followed Dena's blog for some time and her cards are always beautiful and inspiring, I'll definately be visiting on a regular basis to see what's she's up to :)

I was inspired to ink up Jungle Edwin after looking at Di's picture! My papers are a mixture of My Minds Eye and SU pattern papers. Edwin is coloured with copics and place on foam dots. I've used some more of this fabulous jute ribbon that I'm loving for masculine cards and the leaf ribbon that I've had stashed away for ever! I've added some Wild Orchid flowers but I think I've managed to get away with it - even on a masculine card. The buttons I've also had stashed away forever but they worked well with the theme and colours.

I would also like to enter this card at:-

Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes

Thanks so much for stopping by, I hope you're inspired to join us at Colour Create this week!

Sunday, March 06, 2011

Magnolia Down Under - Shaped Card

Good Morning Everyone,

I hope you are all enjoying your weekend! This week at Magnolia Down Under the challenge is to create any shaped card so long as it isn't square or rectangle. As I have a couple of eighteen year old Birthdays to make cards for this year I've decided to try the number "18". I used a pattern from Card Making Downloads.

I just love this polka dot paper from The Paper Loft and I've combined it with Pale Blue Chatterbox Paper and Cream Cardstock distressed and sewn at the edges. My card is embellished with flowers from Magnolia and Wild Orchid Crafts. I've also used my Martha Stewart Butterfly Punch and Pearl Flourishes.

Tilda is coloured with copics and I have used foam dots to place her on the card.

I would also like to enter my card in the following challenges:-

Allsorts Challenge - Card for a Teenager
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes with something old (paper)
CCEE - Swirls
Wild Orchid Crafts - Anything Goes
Cupcake Craft Challenge - Anything but a Square.

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you'll join us this week for the Shape Card Challenge. Be sure to stop by Magnolia Down Under to check out the amazing creations by the rest of the talented DT.


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