May 9, 2010

WOOHOO 1st Design Team..... Design!!

I'm so excited!!  This is my very first card as a Design Team Member for the Magnolia Down Under Challenge!!

So the Challenge this week is Paper Tole and boy oh boy was this a bit fiddly!! It took me all afternoon just to make my pretty Tilda after thinking, thinking thinking, what will I use?  So I had my Tilda just absolutely perfect and then Disaster struck - I did something to "finish" it off and it wrecked it, so then I tried to "fix" it and well, it was then totally stuffed!!  ooooooooo fiddle sticks or something like that came from my mouth...... but then I made another and then after another little minor stuff up I got her done and she was perfect .... again!! Sometimes you should just leave things alone!!  LOL 

So you should really give it a go its so much fun and I loved it even with the minor hiccups!!  So if you have a fantastic Magnolia Stamp then enter the challenge - it doesn't have to be a Tilda or Edwin, just as long as you have some type of Magnolia Stamp on your card - then your in!!  So what are you waiting for??? 

This pic is just so you can see the different layers of my Tilda!!  There are 3 in total

Paper: Stampin' Up Kraft, October Afternoon Thrift Shop
Embellishments: Spotlight Charm, Flower Ribbon, Kaiser Pearls. Flowers, Leaves, Lace, Paper Doily from Tickled Pink Stamps. Stampin' Up Dazzling Diamonds, Kaiser Bling, White Gel Pen
Stamps: Magnolia Tilda as Butterfly - Chasing Butterflies Collection 2009, The Greeting Farm Sentiment
Colour: Water Coloured with Distress Inks


  1. Karen, CONGRATS and your card is BEAUTIFUL sweetie!!
    hugs, Janiel

  2. Karen you've done an amazing job. Gorgeous card. Glad you told us of your hiccups as it makes it even more special ;) My 3D card didn't go that well either and that's why it's called a 'challenge'. Welcome aboard.

    Kylie ox

  3. Wonderful card Karen. I love this Tilda - she is one of my favs. Woo hoo on your first DT card.

  4. WHOO HOO welcome to the team hun and your very first DT card is absolutely gorgeous! Was not the easiest challenge hey, but you did an amazing inspiration for all playing along!

    Big Hugs xx

  5. Oh Karen - this is fabulous!! When I saw what you girls did this week I was blown away. You all seriously trumped this challenge. And your colouring is seriosuly amazing! Despite your issues to start with!
    An awesome job Teamie!! Welcome, and I can't wait to see what you come up with next!

  6. Awww, she is perfect, i'm so glad you stuck at it so we could all see the gorgeousness, I would have had a tantrum and told Kel I was not doing it, hahaha!!

  7. Congratulations on your DT post Karen - your card is stunning! gorgeous details and colouring and this Tilda looks perfect in 3d!!! hugs, Jane xxx

  8. wow wow wow LOVE YOUR CARD!! its so cute and looks awesome.beautiful job as always.

  9. Gorgeous card Karen! I LOVE this Tilda!

  10. Hi Karen, you've done a beautiful job with this paper-tole challenge - well done - welcome to the team and I look forward to seeing more of your gorgeous work. x

  11. This is gorgeous, Karen! You've done a fabulous job with the tole work--no sign of any disasters here! Tilda is beautifully colored, and I love the papers and flowers! Sorry I'm so late in commenting!

  12. Stunning card Karen, love your gorgeous card, Tilda is so sweet and so beautifully coloured and paper doled. Welcome to the team, can't wait to see what you come up with next. hugs Jodie from Oz

  13. Gorgeous card. I love it. Tilda is beautifully colored, and I love the papers and flowers!

  14. Beautiful card!!! Congrats!!

    I would love to ask you a question, but don't see an email option. Please contact me at:

  15. Awwww, I know I am running late, but I love your card!! The colours are beautiful together and you've done a wonderful job layering this image. I think this is the same stamp I used for my 1st MDUC project too ;) Great minds.... Welcome to the team, we are so lucky to have you crafting with us!!
    Take Care,
    Stephanne aka eatwblimpy heehee, also, that dog in your followers block, that is me, I like to think I am elusive, no face, no real name, lol!!


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