Sunday, October 30, 2011

Magnolia Down Under - Ssshh It's a Secret


Time for another Magnolia Down Under Challenge and this week it's a secret! Yes that's right we'd like you to hide a little secret tag or panel on your creation!

Of course we have a wonderful prize on offer for the winner of our challenge! Kellie at Tickled Pink Stamps is giving our lucky winner the Winner Tilda stamps and Zig Zag Doo Hickey Die.



I've used cute Sleeping Baby Tilda this week - she is coloured with copics and I've added some clear spica pen for a touch of sparkle but unfortunately it's photographed a silver grey colour and not like that IRL.



My secret hidden element is a tag with the tulle end peeking out at the top. The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts and the metal embellishments have been in my stash for ages. The cardstock is SU Almost Amethyst and White and I've added some pattern paper from Magnolia.



The sentiment on my tag and on the card are both SU stamps.

I'd like to enter my card in these challenges:-

TOMIC - Bingo (Metal, Ribbon,Magnolia Paper)
Charisma Cardz - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
CES Challenge - New Beginings


Thanks for stopping by and be sure to drop by Magnolia Down Under to check out the creations by the rest of the amazing DT!

Friday, October 21, 2011

Colour Create - Burgundy, Green, Cream & Gold


Hi Everyone,

Time for our next Colour Create Challenge and this time our colours of Burgundy, Green, Cream and Gold (Perfect for Christmas) have been chosen our hardworking Team Leader Sharon with the optional extra being add some dimension!
Here is the pic that Sharon chose to inspire us with:-



And for all those wonderful bloggers who chose to enter the challenge we have a mystery prize this week!


I've decided to go with something a little different this challenge and coloured my Tilda using a tutorial I saw
that looks like the colouring is done using distress inks. I loved the way my image turned out but it hasn't photographed as well as I would have liked... it looks a little washed out.... but IRL it looks much better :)


The paper I've used are some SU pattern papers that I've had for a very long time and all other items have come from my stash including the roses from Wild Orchid Crafts.


The gold bell charm I found while looking around my local haberdashery store.

Thanks for stopping by,

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

New Magnolia Challenge


Good News for all Magnolia Fans! Bron from Shop Bron is starting her very own Challenge Blog!
For a chance to win some gorgeous stamps on offer stop by here and become a member of the challenge blog. Challenges will be the first Monday of every month :)

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Magnolia Down Under - Sketch Challenge #118


Good Morning Everyone,

Wow our summer storm season has certainly started here in Queensland this week, there is thunder rumbling now as I'm typing my post!

We have a great sketch for you this week at Magnolia Down Under Challenges created by our very own wonderful DT Eulanda :)  We also have a fabulous prize on offer from our terrific sponsor Tilda's Town who ship free worldwide - you've gotta love that!

Here is the picture of the sketch - I hope you'll be able to join us!



I've chosen to use this gorgeous new image - that I received on Thursday in the new Magnolia Sweet Christmas Kit - she is called Sweet Christmas Tilda and looks so cute in her PJ's.

I've coloured her with copics and used the papers from My Minds Eye Lost and Found "Blush" 6x6 Pad. My flowers are a combination of Wild Orchid and Magnolia, the nestabilities and labels die are from Spellbinders and the Leaf Die is from Cheery Lyn. The snowflake charm, ribbon, lace and pearls are all from my stash!



It's little hard to see but all layers are inked with Tim Holtz distress ink and I've added a small snowflake stamp to the background.

I'd like to enter my card in these challenges:-

Charisma Cardz - In Stitches
Wild Orchid Crafts - Christmas Fun

Please stop by the Magnolia Down Under blog and check out the amazing creations by the rest of the DT, they are soooo talented!!!

Thursday, October 06, 2011

Colour Create - Lilac, Grey & White


Hi Everyone,

Time for our next Challenge over at Colour Create and this time our extemely talented DT Mina has chosen a gorgeous colour combination of Lilac, Grey and White with the Optional Extra being snowflakes! Here is the pretty pic that Mina chose to inspire us with:-



Once again we have a fantastic prize of offer from our generous regular sponsor Michelle!



I just love these soft pretty colours and with the optional extra being a snowflake chose to use my Cute Little Snowman from Magnolia. I'm afraid I don't know the name of the pattern paper I've used but I do remember that I purchased it at Creations in Paper at Maroochydore :) I've used a Spellbinders Nestability Die and the Snowflake Punch is from Martha Stewart. Gems, Flocking, Ribbon and Stickles complete the card.



I'm going to enter my card in the following challenges:-

Simon Says Stamp - Sparkle and Bling
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes



Thanks for stopping by and be sure to check out the beautiful creations by the rest of the talented DT!

Sunday, October 02, 2011

Magnolia Down Under - Pink, White & Gold


Happy Sunday Everyone,

Time for another Magnolia Down Under Challenge and this week we've gone very feminine with our Colour Combo Challenge of Pink, White and Gold, in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

This week we are once again sponsored by our wonderful sponsor Bronlyn Jones!



Bron is very generously offering up TWO amazing stamps this week - Basketball Tilda and Baseball Tilda, so I hope you'll join us in this challenge! 



I'm a bit disappointed in my card this week, my sewing maching had died when I went to stitch my panels and I'm afraid my card looks a little bare to me :(

I'm having soooo much trouble with my everything a the moment first the computer now the sewing machine Aghhhh.....



My papers are once again from My Minds Eye - I just can't seem to go past them at the moment! The gold corners are from Wild Orchid and my flowers are a mix of Manor House and Prima. The gold key and brads are from my stash.

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

Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
Allsorts Challenge - At least 5 flowers
ABC Challenge - A for Anything Goes
CES Challenge - Totally Gorjuss/Pretty Girls

I'd also encourage everyone to link a card to Yolie's Link Up for Pink Challenge - raising awareness for Breast Cancer - a cause dear to me.

Thanks for stopping by - please visit Magnolia Down Under to check out the creations by the rest of our Wonderful DT and I hope you'll join us this week.

Saturday, October 01, 2011

Colour Create Aqua, Lime & White



So sorry to be posting my Colour Create Challenge card so late but I've had a terrible time with my computer, it's been having repairs for a week and I had to load all my programs again :(  To make matters worse it was my turn to choose the colours - sorry girls! I chose Aqua Lime Green and White with the optional extra being to add a butterfly.

Here is the inspiration pic:-




Before I tell you about my card - I must give full credit to the amazing Kathrin who designed this card and you can find Kathrin's tutorial here.



I've carefully holepunched to flowers at the base of the candles in the cake and used Dimensional Magic to give the balloon a glossy finish.



I've used copics to colour my Birthday Tilda and had a go at adding a spotted background.



The little box on the base of the card contains more candles and has a little present charm attached.

I hope you've had time to stop by Colour Create and check out the wonderful creations by the rest of the DT. We'd love you to join us and we are currently in search of some new DT members so make sure you check it out!

Thanks for stopping by,

Liz Stampz - Sketch Challenge


Good Morning All,

I received at lovely email a couple of weeks ago from Laura at Lia Stampz asking me to join their DT... Thanks Laura :)

Here is my first card using one of the new images called "Tisha" - the challenge this fortnight is a sketch challenge and here is the sketch designed by our DT Mo :-



I've used Black and Purple Cardstock along with some PP from Magnolia. My Tisha image is colour with copics and it's a little hard to see but the cloud has a touch of stickles. I inked the doily with black ink and my flowers are from Wild Orchid crafts. The ribbon and charm were from my stash :)

If you don't have a Lia Stampz Digi you are still welcome to join the challenge. Hoping you'll be able to join us this week - Thanks for stopping by,

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