Monday, October 26, 2009

Happy Wishes

This was made for Just Magnolia Challenge 28 Martine's Sketch. My first entry with Just Magnolia and my very first sketch challenge. I've entered a few challenges recently, but not sketch challenges. This was harder than I thought, here's me thinking a sketch would be easy to follow, but my mojo went for a huge walk. What made it harder, I decided to challenge myself a little further and mix pattern papers, Basic Grey makes it easy bringing out little collections of beautiful papers, but I normally play it safe and use one pattern with coloured cs.

Tilda with Cowberry Muffin is one of the new stamps I just received as a prize for Magnolia-licious's World Card Making Day Challenge, the prize was to pick any 3 Magnolia stamps from Magnolia-licious Store. Thanks again to Suzanne Dean for hosting the event & for Diana Crick's generosity. I stamped Tilda out a couple of times  for dimension, coloured her with my Copics and airbrushed the Nestie Oval. I hand cut the oval mats, I find the Nestie Ovals are not big enough, even with the set of 4. Hopefully with the distressing you can't notice how crooked they are. Flowers from existing stash, spotted flower cut with MS punch to match DP.  Distressed the paper edges. I tried for a bit of a shabby chic look to this card,  but I'm worried I ended up with a bit too shabby & not enough chic end result.

Magnolia Tilda with Cowberry Muffin, DP Lemonade by Basic Grey, all punches by Martha Stewart, pearl border by Kaisercraft, Sentiment - Hero Arts, ribbon & flower centres from stash.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Another Easel Card

Happy Sunday Everyone,

Hope you all join in the challenge, remember you don't have to use a Tilda or Edwin, as long as you use a Magnolia Stamp. This month the fantastic sponsor is Gabby from The Soap Dish with some Yummie Handmade Soap. You will want to stock up on this beautiful soap, makes the perfect Christmas gift.

This is my 2nd Easel Card and I am loving it. I will be making a lot more in the future. I decorate the inside of my cards, making an Easel card saves time & paper, now I only have to decorate one side. Template here & directions here. I resized my card to 6"x6". Thanks to Magnolia-licious Highlites Challenge & Suzanne Dean.

My Niece is turning 21 in a few weeks and she is a really girly girl, so I thought this would be the perfect opportunity to make a her a card with a shabby girly twist. I used Magnolia Tilda with Lilac's. Thought she was perfect for this paper I bought a few years ago fback when I was scrapbooking. I stamped her out 3 times and cut parts of her to add some dimension. I coloured her with my Copics, masked her, airbrushed the background a little, added some diamond stickles, diamond glaze & a little flower soft on the lilacs. I have a wonderful distressing kit I purchased a while back from Making Memories, I mainly use the distressing edger and sanding block, perfect for this challenge.

I just received my first delivery of flowers from Bizzy Bec's and they are the most beautiful flowers ever, thanks Bec.

Magnolia Tilda with Lilac's, Flowers from Bizzy Bec's, Bow Easy & Silk Ribbon from Stamp Simply Ribbon Store, Border Punch - Ek Success, Happy - cut with my Cricut - Lyrical Letters, 21 - Justrite Stamps, DP - Susan Branch, CS American Crafts, Spellbinders Nesties, Stickles.

Hope you will stop by & see what the other Design Team Members have created for you! Thanks for joining this wonderful challenge, I can't wait to see what you come up with & hope to see you join us again next challenge.

Pre-Order the new Magnolia Christmas Collection now. So Jolly & Under the Mistletoe, this collection is just adorable and the Christmas papers are stunning.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

MDU DT Challenge - Easel Card

Happy Thursday Everyone,

Click on photo for a closer look

My first DT Challenge for Magnolia Down Under Store. I just received my Design Kit from Kellie, & it felt a little like Christmas, woohoo.

Kellie set each member of her DT a challenge - we were to use a specific image that Kellie nominated from the Yummy for Your Tummy Collection - I was asked to use the Delicious  Dot Muffin and Magnolia Designer Papers. I decided the Muffin would be a perfect seat for Tilda or Edwin for a Birthday card. I also featured it seperately with the sentiment, I wanted to show how easy it can be used on it's own also.

You can see what the others girls came up with for their challenge here - very inspiring! Kellie also set a challenge for YOU - and you have a chance to win a $10 store voucher - check it out at the same place here.

Sneak Peak at the the new Magnolia Christmas Collection. OMGosh, the stamps are adorable and the Christmas papers are stunning. Kellie has pictures available in her Magnolia Down Under Store here. They are NOT available yet, but Kellie is taking orders for them now.

This is also my first Easel Card, template here & directions here. This card was resized to 6" square. (1 pc of cs at 6x12" & scored at 3" & 6", 1 pc cs at 6x6") Thanks to Suzanne Dean Head Designer of Magnolia-licious Highlites Challenge.

Chef Tilda, Dot Muffin & Pattern Paper from Magnolia's Yummy for your Tummy Collection, coloured with Copic Markers, CS - American Crafts, Border Punch - Ek Success, Leaf Punch - Martha Stewart. Sentiment stamps - Hero Arts, Ribbon - from Stamp Simply Ribbon Store, Roses & pearls unknown.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Magnolia Down Under Store - Design Team

I am so excited, I am doing the "HAPPY DANCE"

Kellie has asked me to join her amazing Magnolia Down Under Store Design Team for the next 6 months. Woohoo, I will now be a GDT at Magnolia Down Under Challenge Blog & also Magnolia Down Under Store. I am very honoured, the entries from all over the World were amazing. I look forward to working with Kellie & her amazing DTs. Thanks Kellie for giving me this opportunity.


Happy Monday Everyone,

This week’s challenge is to create a SPOOKY card or project. I know this card is a little too cute to spook, but if you squint, the googlie eyes are a little spooky.

Hope you all had a fabulous weekend. My weekend was huge, it was my Parents 50th Wedding Anniversary, and our Nieces 21st. They were both on the same day, in different Towns, so DH went one way & I the other.

I was sent a few Halloween images to play with for the MDUC, and Tilda with Thistle was just too darn cute to sit in a drawer for 12 months without colour. I didn't have matching ribbon,  so out came my trusty Copic Airbrush, some white organza ribbon, magic, the ribbon is now beautiful shades of pumpkin. I love how it turned out. How cute is the pet frog, the googlie eyes are a little cross eyed.

Magnolia - Tilda with Thistle from Halloween Collection 2008, Copics, Pumpkins - CC Designs, Fence & Spider SVGcuts & Boo Sentiment - Plantin Schoolbook, DP - Kaisercraft

Saturday, October 17, 2009

New Magnolia Christmas Collection - Sneak Peak

 So Jolly & Under the Mistletoe 
Wow, wow wow, I am so excited I have just had a sneak peak at the the new Magnolia Christmas Collection. OMGosh, the stamps are adorable, I have to have them all,  and the Christmas papers are stunning. Get your wish lists ready.....

Kellie has pictures available in her Magnolia Down Under Store here. They are NOT available yet, but Kellie will have them up for PRE-ORDER ON MONDAY! The new Christmas papers are amazing also, you will want them all, I know I do!     

*Please note that due to availability some items may change**

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Magnolia Pink Collection - National Breast Cancer Month

Happy Wednesday Everyone,

Photo removed for publication

October is Breast cancer month, where the world turns PINK to help raise awarness and funds for breast cancer.


Magnolia has made a collection of stamps called the
PINK Collection
&  for every stamp sold from the Pink Collection a portion is donated to Breast Cancer.

I made this card a few weeks ago and dedicate it to anyone that has been touched by this horrible disease. My love goes out to each & everyone of you, your family & friends.

Magnolia Stamp - Pink Tilda with Rose, DP Heidi Swapp, MS Doily Lace, Copics, Crocheted Flowers handmade by my very talented Mother, thanks Mum.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Magnolia Down Under STORE Guest DT Call…


Magnolia Down Under Store 
is looking for a guest for 3 months
It’s open to everyone WORLDWIDE.  
Click here to find out more

Any questions you may have, email Kellie at

You have until Saturday 17th October MIDNIGHT.

Here's is a few of my favourite Magnolia Projects
for a close up view click on photos

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Witching you a Happy Halloween

Happy Sunday Everyone,

I am so excited, Kellie Winnell from Magnolia Down Under Challenges has asked me to be join her very talented Design Team as a Guest for the next 3 months. This is my very first Project as a Guest DT member for Magnolia Down Under, & my very first true Halloween Card.

Hope you all join in the challenge, remember you do not have use a Tilda or Edwin, as long as you use a Magnolia Stamp and you never never know,  you may have some fun, and may win a fabulous prize, this month the fantastic sponsor is Bloomin' Pages.

As you know in Australia, we don't really celebrate Halloween, I had a  spooktacular time  making this card. This card is dedicated to all my cyber friends, that celebrate this Holiday.
Happy Halloween Friends, hope your celebrations are SPOOKTACULAR

I love all Magnolia stamps and these two are the cutest. I coloured my stamps with my much loved Copic Markers and did a little airbrushing behind the haunted house, and also some purple for matching CS. This spooooookie Haunted House I purchased the cut file from and cut it with my Cricut Expression Die Cutting Machine. I distressed the edges, exposing the white core, I normally sponge the edge as I don't like to see the white but this give me  an almost spider web effect. Computer generated the sentiment and done.

Magnolia Stamps - Tilda with Spider & Tilda with Pumpkin
Frog stamp - Basic Grey Limited Edition set - Frog Boy
Pumpkins - CC Designs Digi Stamps from All That Scraps
Haunted House was cut with my Cricut Die Cutting Machine - Design from
Coloured with Copics Markers & Airbrushed
Sentiment Computer generated
Design Paper - Kaisercraft, CS American Crafts, Ribbon & Stickles

Thanks for looking
Hope you will stop by & see what the other Design Team Members have created for you! Hope you will join this wonderful challenge, I can't wait to see what you come up with & hope to see you join us again next challenge.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

WCMD Magnolia-licious Challenge WCMD09F

Hello Everyone,

World Card Making Day was celebrated on Saturday October 3. Magnolia-licious hosted a challenge over on Splitcoast Stampers forum. Suzanne Dean hosted the challenge . Suzanne is the  Head Designer for Magnolia-licious Highlites Challenge Blog and Suzanne's personal blog Scrap Bitz is amazing. I love to visit Suzanne's Blog and drool over her wonderful projects. I've learnt so much from Suzanne's Copic Tutorials & Videos.

The Challenge was to make a Holiday Ornament. I decided to play along at the last minute and lucky for me I won a prize. Wow, I am so excited, 3 stamps of my choice from Magnolia-licious Store. It was great to participate in an International Event. Thanks to Suzanne Dean and Diana Crick (Store  Owner) for your time and generosity. If you would like to see all the wonderful projects entered for this Challenge,  visit Splitcoast Stampers Gallery

Tilda with Heart Ornament
Coloured with Copics & Airbrush
Ornament cut with Cricut - Joys of the Season
Branch punch - Martha Stewart
Stickles - Golden Rod and Diamond
Ribbon from stash
Bow Easy

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Tilda with Balloons or is it Buttons

This card was made for Magnolia Down Under Challenge # 23 BUTTONS
I wanted to use BUTTONS as my feature, & what better way than with Balloons. I cut Tilda’s Thumb to hold the threads for the balloon strings. Cut the card shape out with my Cricut Expression and embossed the background. Machine stitched the design paper to give a little texture. Tilda was cut twice, and popped up for dimension, masking the existing balloons.

A huge thank you to Sharon Caudle from Magnolia-licious Yahoo Group. Sharon was kind enough to share this card shape. Sharon designed this with Design Studio for the Cricut Die Cutting Machine. Sharon’s work is amazing, stop by her blog and see for yourself and say hi!!

Magnolia stamp - Tilda with Balloons
CS - Gina K Pure Luxury Heavy Weight
& Arjo Wiggins Curious Iridescent Cryogen White
Cricut - Storybook & George
Coloured with Copics
Embossing Folder - Cuttlebug Swirls
Machine Stitched
DP, Buttons, Ribbon & thread - stash
Diamond Stickles
Sentiment stamp - Hero Arts

Friday, October 2, 2009

I won Magnolia-licious Highlites September Challenge

I won the Magnolia-licious Highlites September Challenge.
The challenge was to make this fabulous project
"Accordian Mini-File"
created by the very talented Valerie Stangle

The prize was chosen by random draw & I was the very lucky winner.
Thank you to the Design Team for such wonderful inspiration, I had so much fun making this fabulous project.

A HUGE thank you to Diana Crick for the generous donation
Prize $25.00 Gift Certificate to spend at her Magnolia-licious Store

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Princess Denzie - Mini Album

Happy Thursday Everyone,                                                        

This little mini album was made for our little Denzie's birthday.
Beyond the Page Album, designer paper, paint, rub ons, gems & bling by Kaisercraft, Glitter, Flowers & ribbon from stas. Denzie title cut with Cricut - Base Camp
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