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.