May 15, 2011

Magnolia Down Under Challenge #96

These are a few of my favourite things..... as the song goes...  hahah this week, at Magnolia Down Under we want you to use:

Your Favourite Things....

I loved the sound of this challenge so I decided to play along too, so for my favourite things, I have used a bunch!! hahah My favourite type of card fold, flowers, papers and dies... oh and my Magnolia Stamp is a favourite too, but then they all are!!  So here is my card, I really love it, so I hope you do too!!

Ok, so I've made a gate fold!!  I do love this fold, even though I don't use it that often... I've also used my favourite, Graphic 45 Papers - Springtime, I've used Doo Hickey's and Martha Stewart Punches, Whimsy Postal Stamp and Die, Prima Lace, Atyou Spica Pen and a heap of Stickles!! so this is the card unfolded....

Here is a better look at the center panel - I used the wee mini Tilda from the Fairytale collection... isn't she so cute??

Here is the Whimsy Postal Stamp Greeting and then I chopped it out using the matching Post Die... it goes so well with my papers don't you think?

This one has the Tag which I stamped with the Especially for you and again with mini Tilda.... I've popped on some pink seam binding and secured with some Whiff of Joy Button Twine - another of my favourite things!!

On this one you can see Bubbling Tilda's Sparkly bits!!  I think I did well to get a picture of this!! heheheh and you can see also where I have popped on some glossy accents to the bubbles!! It looks really awesome in real life!

I popped my postage stamp a little sideways and on the fold so when you open the card it looks like this!!

WOW, Lots of pic's!! heheheh  So I have found a few challenges I would love to enter my card into and they are:

Papertake Weekly - Fancy a Punch
Party Time Tuesday - Gate Fold
Sew Many Cards - Anything Goes
Sentimental Sunday's - Anything Goes
Stamp Something - Anything Goes
Crazy for Challenges - Lots of Flowers
Craft us Crazy - Something New or Favourite Things
Fab 'n' Funky - Buttons and Bows
Paper Sundaes - Magical and Mythical
Tip Top Tuesday - Flowers

Thanks for looking and I can't wait to see what your favourite things are, so make sure you come and play along at Magnolia Down Under!!

Stamps: Magnolia Fairytale Collection - Bubbling Tilda, Mini Tilda. Chasing Butterflies Collection - Especially for you Sentiment
Dies: Magnolia Doo Hickey - Swirl, Leaf, Tag, Whimsy Postage Die, Die-namic's Rolled Rose
Punch: Martha Stewart
Paper: Graphic 45 - Once upon a Springtime, Kraft and Brown Card
Embellishments: Maya Road Pin, Bo Bunny Pin, Flowers, Stickles, Pearl, Wooden Button, Whiff of Joy Button Twine, Seam Binding, Prima Lace, Cream Ribbon
Colour: Copic and Atyou Spica Pen - Clear
WooHooo I won at Party Time Tuesday for this one!!



  1. Hi Karen :)
    What an amazing card hunny!
    I can see you have worked with a lot of your fav things!
    Stunning dp's, great image and totally fabby colouring - I love it!
    I also adore the fold, you have made it with a twist :)


  2. Your card is just beautiful! Every element of it is stunning. That's my favorite stamp too.

  3. What a great project. I LOVE your image and the flowers you have added give that extra touch. Thanks for sharing and joining us this week at Top Tip Tuesday.

  4. A beautiful creation full of amazing details , colours and so much love. Great design and work.
    Thank you very much for joining in at Simon Says Stamp & Show!


  5. Gorgeous and beautiful folds on this card. Thanks for sharing :o)

  6. Your gatefold card is stunning! So over the top beautiful! Thanks for sharing at Party Time Tuesdays!

  7. Thank you so much for playing in our Sentimental Sunday challenge! Your creation is just lovely with all the detail work! I hope to see you playing with us again very soon! Good luck!

    ♥ Lisa SSDT

  8. This is so beautiful, so much work must have gone into it! Thanks for joining us at Fab N Funky this week!

  9. WOWZERS this really is a piece of art. I love it all...Really must challenge myself to make a card with so much detail one day!! Hugs Bron xox

  10. This is wonderful. I've never seen a gatefold card of that design and it's really fantastic. The image is delightful and there are so many yummy details throughout. Love it to pieces! So glad you joined in the fun with us this week at Simon Says Stamp and Show!

  11. This is STUNNING Taz! This also has some of my favourite things too! Simply gorgeous.

    Hugs, Brown xo

  12. WOW Karen this is just gorgeous!! I can't get over all the work you put into this gate fold card! Beautiful!! Hugs!

  13. Wow, this is just amazing :o)
    Love it to bits.
    Hugs Laila

  14. Fabulous creation! Love everything about it - wish I was the recipient of this card! :)
    Thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes this week!

    Alica ;)

  15. This card is stunning! I love how it unfolds instead of just opening! Thanks for joining the party this week and I hope to see more cards from you soon!


  16. Wow...I LOVE fairies!! So this was a card that captured my interest..
    Thank you for joining us at CRAFT US CRAZY

  17. Such a gorgeous creation! Thanks for playing at F'n'F xx Jenny xx

  18. Karen, what a fantastic card! Gorgeous fold and love the tag!
    Thanks for joining the "Make It Lacey" challenge this week at Just Magnolia!
    Hugs, Dena


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