May 1, 2015

A Bunch of Scrapbooking Pages.....

Hey!! So it's been a little while since my last blog post.... I think its because I didn't have a need to blog, since we decided to close off Magnolia Down Under Challenges.  Life has been so free and easy - definitely a good decision.

Anyway, I have been busy crafting - scrapbooking!!  I have loads of pictures and now I feel like I can actually get in a do something I wanna do!!  

This post has heaps of pictures....  I'm happy with my pages, even if my photo taking skills are BAD, Some of the details didn't really show up as good on some of the pages and they look a little wonky now that I have them up here on my blog - oh well.... you get the idea!!! 

So this page is a double layout about Ruby's 4th Birthday... she was pretty keen on her cake!

Here is the second page of the layout.... 

This one is a family shot, we had our photo taken by a professional, in November last year... I love how this one turned out!

This one is an actual class I did at my local scrapbooking store in Devonport. So the idea isn't mine, but I love how it turned out and I did learn a few tricks and got some new ideas. All my pages seem to be coming out the same..... Anyway the night was loads of fun and I love how this page looks.

This next one is of Ruby on her first day of Kinder last year.... It's very cute photo. 

This one is also from last year - Ruby's first athletic carnival....

And here she is, with a massive Lolly pop!!

Another First day of school....

and this is another Egg and Spoon race shot - where the egg kept on falling off!!

This pic is of 3 Ruby's.... they are all friends at school and this was taken at another little girls Birthday Party. 

So there you go.... not a card in sight, but still I've had heaps of fun creating these pages for Ruby's album.

March 10, 2015

A 6th Birthday and a Goodbye

Hey Everyone!!

It's Magnolia Down Under Challenges 6th Birthday!! so this week we have a Birthday theme for our cards. My card is made for my niece who is turning 21 next week - so I hope she likes her card :-)

and now the very sad bit:

Now you may be wondering what the goodbye is about.... well... Magnolia Down Under Challenges is closing. Our Birthday Challenge is our last. This certainly hasn't been an easy decision for me and Kylie to make, in fact we have been tossing the idea up for a good 12 months. 

Our lives are so busy with our children and of course normal day to day stuff.  Running a challenge blog, isn't as easy as what people may think! It takes a long time, time of which Kylie and I, would much rather be making something, than spending hours doing blog posts, and other numerous admin jobs. The past 6 months or so it has been increasingly difficult with all sorts of issues which are absolutely no fun - and we don't want that, crafting is meant to be fun, right?

Kylie has been in charge of the Challenge Blog for almost 5 years and me not much less. It has been so amazing the people we have met, who of course we would not have met if it wasn't for this challenge blog. These people are precious to us, and helped us through the good and the very bad times in our lives, which is why it has been so tough to decide to close. But we know, we will remain friends even after the challenge is gone, and continue to be there for each other. We are only a few clicks away even though we are 1000's of Kilometers apart. 

 My card is a gate fold and I've used Tilda from the London Collection, as my lovely niece was an Au Pair there for a wonderful family. Anyway I thought it suited her best! My papers are Kaiser Craft and my Dies are all Doo Hickey's. I've also used a Spellbinder die for my gold glitter card behind my circle.

Here is a peep of the inside, not much happening in there but a cute little tag with the Follow your heart sentiment from Stempelglede. 

Thanks so much for being a part of my life Magnolia Down Under.... I really am blessed to have met some truly wonderful and loving people - some of which I have met in person. I am also thankful for the creative outlet this blog has given me, and I am grateful that I haven't been judged badly when my work was terrible! But we all have to start somewhere don't we? Keep Crafting and Stay Happy!!