Sunday, March 14, 2010

Magnolia Down Under Birthday Blog Hop

Hello there Magnolia Lovers and Welcome our 1st Birthday Blog Hop for Magnolia Down Under Challenges

We are so excited and thrilled to be turning 1! Who knew that when Magnolia Down Under Challenges started with only 3 members it would be bigger and better a year on. We are all SO EXCITED that we have decided to do a birthday blog hop and what's better is, that all the DT's are offering CANDY! To be eligible, you have to hop on to each Design Team Member and leave them some comment lovin affection ;) Winners will be announced on Magnolia Down Under Challenges Blog at the end of the challenge (next Saturday) and also on the personal DT blogs on whom won their candy.

If you've just happened across my blog and didn't start at the beginning click HERE. But if you have come from Jane's Blog then you are well on your hop....


I wanted to make something bright & cheery for our 1st Birthday and decided to use the gorgeous papers from Basic Grey's June Bug. I attempted a Gate Fold Card, I was inspired by Kellie and Debbie's wonderful Gate Fold creations, but I didn't look at any instructions (silly me) it didn't turn out quite the same, but I have since found some fail safe instructions Kellie posted on her blog by Leann very clear, easy to follow and guarantee a laugh or two, thanks Leann.


Getting back to my card, I used Magnolia Tilda with Balloons from Spring Summer 2008 collection for the front of the card and for the inside Happy Tilda from the new Raising the Ceiling Collection (I love her to bits) from Magnolia Down Under Store, sentiment stamps are by Hero Arts. The text "Surprise" inside card was cut with my Cricut Expressions Die Cutting Machine on yellow cs and glittered up with star dust stickles, Balloons smothered in Rock Candy Stickles, Flowers, Silk Ribbon and gems from stash. 

I apologise for the poor photos, I prefer to take my photos in daylight time ran out.

This adorable Tilda is named Tilda with Cowberry Muffin from Magnolia's Heavenly Travel & School Collection, I thought she would make perfect candy for Birthday Celebrations & some Prima Trellis Roses

Thanks for stopping by.... Continue the hop by visiting Nicole's Blog.

133 comments:

Jane said...

Wow Jodie this is stunning!!! I love the gorgeous bright colour scheme, perfect for a party!! Your colouring is amazing as always, I just love everything about this card! hugs, Jane xxx

Pöydän kulmalla näpertelijä said...

I love, love your card! The bright colours are so cheerful and I love the surprise in the inside.

Rose said...

What a sweet, happy card! I just love everything about it! Stunning!

Natalie Z. said...

Your card sooooo stunning.
Hugs Natalie.

AN said...

Pidän kortistasi--kaunis ja varmastikkin isotöinen :))

Kylie said...

Oh Jodie! How birght and cheery! Tilda iwth balloons is one of my favourite Tildas. Beautiful! Such a gorgeous card.

Mag said...

Wow your card is really amazing with these bright colors !!! I really love the result.
Hugs
Mag :)

Nicolchen said...

your card is sooo beautiful ... great colors and wonderful details :0)))

Hugs
Nicole

Dreja said...

Wow! Was für eine Farbenfreude auf deiner Karte! Das find ich klasse! Ein wunderschönes Werk!

Liebe Grüße Dreja

sasibella said...

This is fantastic.Congrats to the 1st Birthday!!!
Your Card is beautiful and the Candy is awesome.

Sandy xx

heidy said...

Hi Jodie,Love youe celebreting card
He is gorgeous.
Thanks for leaving me those kind comment.
Hugs Heidy

Wilfreda said...

This is so cute. I love it.

Danielle said...

What a fun card Jodie! The bright colours are gorgeous and I love the happy Tilda with surprise inside! Happy Birthday to MDUC and thanks for the chance to win your candy!
Hugs, Danielle

Jeanine said...

Our comments might brighten your day, but your wonderful card brightened my day when I looked at it. I LOVE IT!! Thank you for sharing with us!!

Kimba-Slydog said...

Oh Jodie, your card is so wonderful. Love the surprise inside.

Hugs,
Nicole

Leonie said...

O Jodie I love how bright and colourful your card is and how Happy Tilda is yelling out surprise!!! when you open the card!! Simply gorgeous!
hugs
Leonie

Kleine85 said...

Hi Jodie,

oh wow what a great card. The coloration is awesome!!And the inside is so lovely.

Greetings,

Tanja

Merry said...

What stunning colours you have used on your card. The detail is amazing. Congrats on your one year celebration.

Tanja said...

Wonderful card! Love the colours and images! Great work!

Have a great sunday, sweetie! Big Hugs Tanja

Kreatives von Andrea said...

Hi Jodie!
What a beautiful card, wonderful colours and the paper is so nice.
A very beautiful and perfect design.

Thanks for the chance to win your blog candy.
Congrats to the 1st Birthday!!!

Greetings from Andrea, Germany

Helena said...

WOW your card is amazing so bright and cheerful!!!

Thanks for the chance to win!

xxxx

Alison said...

This card is way too CUTE. I love the bright feel and the inside is soooo gorgeous, love the Surprise and the Tilda you have used is adorable. I think your Gate Fold Card turned out PERFECT. I am loving the Blog Hop
xox

RubyM:) said...

JODIE JODIE JODIE!!You are so amazing and you keep coming with even more jaw dropping cards.OHHHHH My this is just stunning.The colors you used are PERFECT FOR A FUN AND BRIGHT PARTY!BULLSEYE!!Right on taget!!I LOVE YOUR CARD! LISTEN TO ME LOOOOVE IT!!! LOL!!!!!!!RubyM:)

Nicki said...

Jodie,
Lovely bright card and great candy too!

Thanks for the chance of winning.

:)

Nicki.xxx

Mary Lou said...

Awwhhh Jodie~~this is bright and cheery indeedy!!! I adore the gate fold card and then I saw the inside and WOWWIE just as stunning!!! Great Great Job!!! Thanks for inspiring me and also the chance at gifts!! Cannot forget to congratulate MDUC for 1 year~~blessings for many more!!
Blessings

Debbie Pamment said...

What a fabulously happy and bright card - love the surprise inside - great minds - LOL. I knew you r creation would be a masterpiece - you certianly DON'T disappoint!
Awesome job!
xxX

Lia said...

wonderful card jodiI love the bright colors
hugs lia

Sammi said...

Oh wow!! this is so bright and FUN!! LOVE it!!
Sammi
xxx

Kelly Schelske said...

How fun is this?? Love it Jodie!

Lynette Jackson said...

gorgeous work and thanks for the chance to win some candy.

dolcreations said...

Wow Jodie this is gorgeous. I am loving the bright colours and those gorgeous balloons. You sure know how to pick the most perfect papers and then pull off the most perfect card! Love the surprise Tilda in the inside. Truy and inspiration!

Lorraine said...

your card is lovely and the inside looks fab thanks for the chance of winning your candy xx

Kylie said...

Wow Jodie, this just screams birthday, celebrations and candy!! Love that you've done a bright card and picked up the party mood. Your card is amazing and your candy is delicious. What a cute Tilda!
"Happy 1st Birthday"

Kylie ox

Yvonne said...

What a colorful and lovely card! Put a smile on my face :)
Congratulations on the 1st blogbirthday!
Love and hugs

Debra James said...

Love your colour scheme here Jodie- Fabulous to look at and really catches the eye- Gorgeous!!!!!! and love the gate fold- fabulous card as usual , Hugs xxxxx

Craftypagan said...

Wow Jodie this is fab! Love the bright papers and the paper piecing! Fab!

Kellie Winnell said...

OOOOO Jodie I was hoping you would use this Tilda. You blew me away the first time you used her and entered MDUC and now look your a gorgeous inspirational DT member! This is absolutely stunning, your colouring are WOW amazing as always and the colours..... I'M IN LOVE!
Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!
Hugs Kel xx

Paula said...

Am thoroughly enjoying my hopping -what super colours - bright indeed & a real example of how to use accenting with colours. That black spotty design is a dream. Thanks for chance at some candy too. - Paula

Tracey Feeger said...

Wow Jodie this is wonderful and looks like we had the same idea with the shape of the card and the stamp on the inside too. LOL. Love the bright colours - you know me I am the brightness girl hehehe. Love the candy. Great inspiration darling.
mwah
Trace

cabio's craft corner said...

My gosh, Jodie, I love this card and the beautiful coloring. Those flowers are gorgeous and Noe that I an drooling in this personalize stamp, lol. Gosh, you are my inspiration!!
Hugs,
Cabio

Kristy Young said...

Jodie this card is absolutly GORGEOUS!! I LOVE the colours you have used and how perfect is that sweet tilda!! LOVE everything about your card.
Kristy xx

kaye.churchill said...

The card in these colours just jump out at you. So bright and happy. Love it

Sharon said...

Hi Jodie,

Love the bright cheery colours you've chosen for your card.

The inside is stunning!

Sharon x

Fran said...

Wowzers, this is incredible, it's so bright and fun and fabulous!! Love those flowers and I always love your bows :) Amazing card Honey!

Angie said...

Jodie,

If this card doesn't scream "Happy Birthday" then I don't know what does. Wow. Amazing job!

Loz (Aus) said...

Wow! I thought the front of your card was fabulous... the inside is equally fab!! Love the bright colours xx

sandra said...

WoW Jodie!!!
This is fab card inside and out!!!
I love your bright colors!
Your images are colored perfect!
Great job!
Hugs!
Sandra!

Carol Meadows said...

One of my favorites that I have seen in a long time.... so bright and cheery and love the way the card was made. I plan to check out the instructions and give it a try. Thanks for sharing this! Carol M in TX/carolswingster77@aol.com

Linda S. said...

Wow Jodie, what a bright and cheerful color scheme. Your card is just delightful and your coloring is outstanding. Congratulations. Linda S. in NE

Kez said...

Love the bright and cheerful colours, they suit this card so perfectly. And the inside surprise is adorable! Happy birthday to the challenge and congrats.

Karen said...

Oh WOW Jodie, your card is brillant. I love the colours that you have used, it is certainly bright and cheery as you wanted!! Hope your having a great day and that you enjoy all your lovly comments!! Happy Birthday MDUC:-)
Hugs
Karen
xxx

michele hileman said...

I just love the bright colors. you did an awesome job

Karen W said...

Jodie, my first thoughts when I saw your card was as you described it - Bright and Cheery!

Happy 1st Birthday

Cissy said...

Wow! What a wonderful card! Love, love, love it!

~Cissy

Whimcees said...

You have created a most colorful and cheerful card! It says 'happy' all over it! Great card!

Wishing you a good day today!

Barbara Diane

Jovita AKA Tia Goofy said...

super cute, love it!!

Rycrafty said...

Love the cheerful colours! Too often Tilda is in pastels, I love this card!

Robyn said...

Great card, very bright.

raindropecho said...

Oh wow, this is a BEAUTY!! I always love bright patterned papers and you've used tons of it here! What a wonderful creation :)
- Ann

Cassandra said...

Love your Card!! I am too scared to use colours like red and blues that dark, but everything about this card is perfect. :o)

Patti.Jo said...

Fantastic bright and colorful card you've created Jodie! What a fun and happy card!!! Beautiful work Jodie!

Jackie Thomas said...

What an amazing card. So bright and cheerful. Gorgeous Jodie. Love it. Hope you're having a wonderful weekend. xo Jackie

Robin said...

I just love how bold the colors are in this card. And the surprise inside is too fun!!! Congrats!!!

jude said...

WowYou have created such a stunning beautiful Card .Bright and Beautiful it sure is i just love it!cheered my morning no end!
Thanks for chance to win
hugs judex

Cami said...

Ooohhh Jodie! I love this pretty, bright, colorful birthday card in a gatefold style! Sooooo party! It scraems happy and cheerful! Love this. Hugs, Cami

scrappyjan said...

Hi Jodi, You are a girl after my heart!!! You have used all of the colour and paper syles that I just adore sweetie!!!!!

BEAUTIFUL!!!
hugs, Janiel

Annette Bowes said...

Oh Jodie, Absolutely stunning, love the vibrant colours you have used, they look gorgeous in these colours, lovely layout and beautiful flowers, great stitching, take careX:)

Marina said...

Fabulous card!
I love the bright colours and this wonderful coloured Tilda.
All details and the design are gorgeous.

Hugs,
Marina

eule said...

Congratulations 1 year old!
a great blog-hop you have there.
and matters so great to win!
I'd like to try my luck.

yvonne

Sharon Caudle said...

Beautiful, bright, and fun!!! I love this card, Jodie! Excellent!
hugs!
Sharon

Janneke said...

Fab card Jodie ;0)
Awesome coloring!

Janneke X

Renkata said...

Hi Jodie,
Congratulations on the 1st blogbirthday!
I am so hppy that I found this blog and can get a lot of inspirations.
This card for the Birthday is just precious!!! This Tilda is so sweet and you have coloured her so beautifly. Wow and the paper choise amaizing. Way to go, girl!!!
Hug's Renkata

Dragonlady said...

Hi Jodie

What a great fun card, such bright cheerful colours perfect for a birthday bash!!

Hugs Ali x

Peta's Blog said...

Gorgeous card! I was thinking of using this stamp (because of the balloons) but I just dont seem to colour her well. But you have done a fantastic job wth her.
I love the colours and the style of the card. Thankyou for sharing such inspirational creations with us all.
Congrats on 1 year and thanks for the opportunity to win such amazing prizes!
Cheers x
Peta

April Rose said...

I love these bright colors and papers--what a fun, cheerful card! The Tildas are perfectly colored, and the inside is as gorgeous as the outside! Thank you for all the sweet comments you leave on my blog, Jodie!
Hugs,
April

Stempelfan said...

Stunning card. Love the fresh bright colors.
Thanks for the chance to win.

Hugs from Germany
Sonja

Sue said...

What a beautiful colourful card, gorgeous!
hugs
Sue x

vicmbee said...

gorgeous card.. love all the bright colours and the surprise in the centre.

Karyn Schultz said...

I just love the bright colours used in this card - such inspiration!

Myzdamena's World said...

That card is terrific! So stunning and jumps out at you.. look at me...look at me! I'm fabulous!

Absolutely gorgeous! I'm always in awe of all you people who can make fab cards!

xxx

Only by His Grace said...

Super Jodie. I love the brightness of your card. it is perfect for a little girls birthday. I love how you did the inside as well. Gorgeous.
Hugs Marion (aust)

Angelwood said...

Gorgeous! I love the yellow, black, red color scheme. I have to try this gate fold - thanks for tutorial link. hugs, Angela

Catherine said...

Your card is stunning ! Love the bright colours and the inside is as perfect as the outside ! Happy Birthday MDUC ! Smiles from Catherine

Susanne said...

I like your bright and cheery card, just perfect for a birthday-party1
XX Susanne

Nancy said...

Oh Jodie you are totally awesome this card is the HAPPIEST card I think I have ever seen! I love every single bit of your card it brought the biggest smile to my face! I love the surprise inside as well. Who ever gets this card is so very luck. Awesome job!
Hugs,
Nancy

Chook said...

Congratualations on your first birthday ladies, your creations blow me away. All the best for another successful year. xx H

AnnasArt said...

wow love the card and the hop. Thanks for chance to win.

Barb Hardeman said...

Awesome card Jodie! I love the bright colors in your dp and how you've carried them out onto the entire card. Fabulous coloring - you're amazing! Who wouldn't want to get such a gorgeous card for a birthday. Awesome job...hugs...Barb

Zetti said...

Beautiful card.
Thanks for the chance to win!
Zetti :-)

Pam S. said...

Love your card Jodie! Awesome coloring and bright colors...delightful birthday wishes!
Pam Going Postal

Rebekah said...

Stunning! It's so bright and fun.... The inside is such a surprise! It's amazing.

Sabina said...

Your card is so pretty! Love PP you shose

Hugs, Sabina

Barb Fleming said...

Love, Love your card!! How adorable! Thanks for the candy chance! Barb F

Agnes van Hensbergen - agnesstampcards said...

Beautiful bright card,happy birthday with magnolia down under.

hugs agnes

Christine Riley said...

Wow, this is fantastic! I love the fun colors and layout and I love the inside, what a cute surprise when you open the card :)
Hugs, Christine

Sharron aka Sharrahug said...

Happy Birthday to MDU! Your card is absolutely amazing, Jodie! Love the cheery, bright colors! Such a sweet Tilda (I love her to pieces).
Darling candy Tilda too........thanks for the chance to win.
Huggies ~
Sharron ♥

Tiina said...

Such strong colors, I love the card! It truly is a happy birthday for the receiver, I am sure. :) Cute candy, never seen that Tilda stamp before.

Lisa said...

Beautiful card and I love the layout!

Handmade by Vivi said...

Stunning card Jodie! Love the bright colors... and the inside of it is adorable!! so cute!!
xxx
Vivi

Enfys said...

This is adorable Jodie, I love the inside of the card especially, Tilda looks so happy!
hugs
Enfys

Scrap Mania said...

Wow what a lovely party card.
Lynda xx

Plundis said...

What a great card!! Great bright colours!!

Mireille said...

Amazing card. Love the bright colors. :)

Crafteezee said...

Hi Jodie, what a cheery card! Love the bright colours, would brighten any one's day up. Congrats on reaching 1 and thanks for the opportuntiy of winning the candy. Hugs Tracy x

Kat said...

Beautiful card Jodie. I love the bright colours you've used. Thanks for the chance to win your lovely candy.

Kat x

syllie said...

O, this is such an amazing, beuatifull, happy card!!
Hugs Sylvia

Kathi said...

Hi Jodie,
wow, your cards rocks :-)
Very nice bright colors and the decoration is wonderful and fun!!
XX Kathi

Sue said...

Alsolutely love your bright fun colors. Tilda is dressed so nice and love those blue boots. Inside is just as cute as the outside. Outstanding job.

Lori said...

Beautiful, bright and happy card! I LOVE the surprise inside : ) I'm checking out the instructions for the gate fold before I attempt it this week - hee hee! Sorry that you had to make the mistake to save me some frustration - lol!
Love and hugs ~ Lori

Carolyn said...

Jodie, amazing. Such great colors and fabulous embellishing. Happy Birthday Magnolia Down Under.
Hugs xx
Carolyn

Angela said...

Hy Jodie,
your card is so gorgeous.The inside is really beautiful and a great idea.
Thanks for the chance to win your candy.
Many greetings
Angela

acpriess said...

What great bright colors, and the inside...WOW. You are amazing.

DonnaMundinger said...

OMG,Jodie! This one is beyond words! The gorgeous bright colors, the sentiment that is PERFECT with the two ADORABLE Tildas. I'm speechless! xxD

Lena said...

Hello, dear Jodie,
This is stunning!!! I love the gorgeous combo colors: bright and happy. Your colouring is amazing as always.
I just love love love
Hugs,
Lena

Christine said...

Hi Jodie awesome creation fab Tilda & great colour combo..happy birthday MDU congrats to all the DT girlies..thanks for the chance to win some candy..

Hugs Christine xx

Shirley N said...

What a spectacular card,so full of life--gorgeous inside and out!!! Your coloring is so beautiful too!

Lisa said...

Hello Jodie, :)
What a cheerful card! I ♥ the colours!! Happy Birthday Magnolia Down Under.
Kind Regard
xxx

Melissa Barnicoat said...

OMG WOW WOW WOW, this is just incredible, the colours are so bright but you have made it work, Love it.

Alicia said...

Jodie, your card is dazzling with its bright and cheery colours! I love it! Happy Birthday MDUC.
Alicia xx

Kim Piggott said...

Oh wow Jodi this is absolutely wonderful!
I love your sweet Tilda's and your design and detail is stunning!
Such a fabulous card!
hugs
kim x

Tini said...

Hi Jodie,
love your colorful card and your fantastic design! Well done! Hugs from Germany. Tini

Ellen said...

Your card is absolutely bright and cheerful, a real birthday card it's stunning Jodie!! It makes me happy and smile.
Congrats with the MDU !!

Hugs, Ellen

stephanne said...

This is so bright and cheery, so many lovely elements and clever use of folds and images. Another amazing Jodie-tastic creation!! It has been a great pleasure getting to work with you and view your amazing projects week after week!! Long may it continue!!
Stephanne

Patricia Garcia said...

Hello Jodie, awesome card love the bright cheery colors!!

Hugs,
Patricia

Debbie said...

OMG!! This card Rocks!!!! I love it..will make sure I add you to my blog list so I don't miss any of your beautiful creations...

danoli said...

I have loved the blog hop and your card is so cute! WOW
Thanks for the chance to win.
Dana

Heike said...

Wonderful creation Jodie, love all the beautiful Details....

Hugs
Heike

charlene aka scrappygma said...

Jodie one more time you just make me say wow ! Love your card and the blog hop is just to full of inspiration.
Hugs

Stampin Mindy said...

This is such a beautiful bright card. I love the suprise on the inside the Tilda inside goes SO PERFECT! Great card!

Kellie said...

I am so in love with your card. It is simply stunning. All the bright colors are wonderful and so birthday(ish). Love it.

Kellie said...

I am so in love with your card. It is simply stunning. All the bright colors are wonderful and so birthday(ish). Love it.

HazelQ said...

Ohh beautiful card! I love the bright colors :) thank you for the chance to win.
Hugs
Hazel

Sandra said...

WOW,, what a bright cheerful card! Looks like Sring is in the air!!! Excellent work Jodie!!

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