July 15, 2012

Magnolia Down Under Challenge #155


Good morning Magnolia friends.... today we have a very special surprise for our Magnolia Down Under Design Team Member Louise - who is expecting a baby - very very very soon!!!

We are having a Baby Shower!!!

Louise's baby will be the first born on our Design Team.... hahahha so we thought we would celebrate that fact and also mainly because of Louise - because we treasure her on our team and we know just how precious this little baby is!!!!

So first of all - we decided months and months ago that we would do this.... but we did run into a problem - how to keep it secret, and keep Louise completely in the dark about what we are doing...  so we planted a decoy theme!!! hheheheheheheheheh and then set about telling the rest of the Team what, Kylie, Debbie and I had planned for Louise... heheheheh

I tell you it really was secret squirrel business!!! LOL

So for my project this week, I have created a little Pram.... I took my inspiration from a Magnolia Ink magazine which featured one I think that Camilla S. made.... they have of course been around for ages, but they are so cute!!!!  So here it is, I hope you love it as much as me:-)

Here is a closer look at Baby Tilda in my pram.... I made my pram by cutting 2 circles out with my Cricut and then I cut a wedge out of each piece.  I then used a long peice of card and trimmed the edges so that it would curve around nicely.  My wheels are cut using a punch - one for the bigger and then a smaller one for the inside bits, then I've added some buttons!!

And this is the other side... WHAT how did I get Tilda the other way around you ask?  I used a mirror stamp.  Basically it's just a blank bit of rubber that you stamp onto and then stamp on your paper with that, and you end up with your image reversed or mirrored... very cool!!

And here is a top view of all the little flowers I used, the pram is just so pretty in real life:-)

And here is a pic of the back.  I used the Doo Hickey Lace boarder to make the fancy stuff... and some toothpicks to act like the folds in the hood... very cute!!  My hangle is made from twine, which I ran through glue to make it stiff.  I also added some charms to one side, like a rattle!!

So there you go, I hope you love my little pram, I did have heaps of fun making it!! 

So we hope that you will come along and play in the celebrations this week at Magnolia Down Under for Louise's Surprise Baby Shower... oh and if your wondering on what to make... check out the gorgeous Inspirational Picture and think - Babies!!! LOL

Stamp: Magnolia Baby Tilda
Dies: Magnolia Doo Hickey Lace
Paper: Magnolia
Embellishments: Pearl Diamonte, flowers, maya road pin, twine, charms, toothpicks, buttons, pearls, stickles, 
Colour: Copic!!

Thanks for Looking
Happy Stamping


  1. This is sooooo cute. I love how the baby is laying on the flowers...
    Love Bron xo

  2. I love this sweetie! It is just adorable. Louise is going to be so surprised. I think what you and the girls did for her is just so lovely and thank you soooo much for letting me join in xx
    Kat xx

  3. that is very cool Karen, and I love that you were able to double-side tilda x

  4. Gorgeous, Karen. Supercute and so soft and sweet! Hugs, Elizabeth xx

  5. Hi there my adorable Karen ♥

    You sneaky little girly! ;) That is one of the things I have been thinking and wondering about: how did you ever manage to keep this secret from me?? ;) I´m usually very sneaky too but you cuties obviously beat me to it with this one! ;)

    Karen....I hardly know what to write! You ladies are soooo wonderful in doing this for me and my word! Your creations are soooo stunning!
    I LOVE this little very cute to the boot baby carriage :) I have never seen one as beautiful as this one and I can totally see how much time and effort you out into this and it makes me feel so special! Gorgeous papers and your idea with the mirror stamping...Well I guess that why you are a pro :) To have come up with that idea! ;)

    I LOVE YOU SO MUCH! Thank you for planning and seeing to it that this happened :) I treasure you all! ♥
    Youre so sweet! ♥

  6. Oooh Karen this is just so so sweet! Wow I just love this creation...so much details and it is so perfect :)

  7. Just superb Karen an amazing buggy and such a wonderful design with your mirror stamping which is just beautiful!! Love Cahnelle xxx


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