December 26, 2014

My Last Christmas Card for 2014

Hi There!!

Well yesterday was Christmas Day here in Australia. We had a great day, and Ruby was so good, and so happy with all her presents from Santa - so YAY!!

The card I have to show today is the last one I made for 2014. Its for my secret Santa present which I had to send, a week or so ago.... I'm rather pleased with how it turned out:-)

I've used Tilda with the Trumpet from the Magnolia, Christmas stamp club, a few Memory Box dies, a doohickey die and a Spellbinder! My lace is from Live and Love Crafts along with the cute little heart and star pin. My flowers are mostly from Wild Orchid. My Papers are Maja. I've used Frantage and Perfect Pearls Sprays and some Stickles. 

I hope you and your families all had a wonderful Christmas!!

December 16, 2014

Magnolia Down Under - Anything Goes

Hi There!!

Well how fast has the year gone? This is our last challenge of the year at Magnolia Down Under, and as usual it's a Anything Goes - so any last minute Christmas Cards or New Years or whatever your little creative fingers wants to make! 

For my card I have used another new Tilda from the last collection. I coloured her up, and yep don't look to close, my colouring is lacking - but I guess it looks alright, just! 

I have used Maja Design papers, white glittery card, lace and purple ribbon. My flowers have a touch of glitter snow. I have some tiny rusty bells, but they are kind of hidden a bit from the dark purple ribbon bow, looks better IRL! I have also sprinkled some pink frantage around my image, hope you all love my card as much as me:-)

See You all next year, and I hope you all have a Merry Christmas and an awesome New Year. Magnolia Down Under Challenges will be back next year! We have some milestones to get too, a bunch of our DT will be hitting their 5 years on the Team, and the challenge itself will turn 6 WOW!! 

December 2, 2014

Magnolia Down Under Challenges - Bingo!

Hey Everyone

Well its fast approaching the end of the year, and soon School will be out, and Christmas will be here!!  So I thought I better get a move on my Christmas Cards. I also thought, I should use my Magnolia Stamp Club Christmas Stamps, and Doo Hickey Club Dies before they gather too much more dust lol - I really haven't been that crafty this year... 

So this theme at Magnolia Down Under is Tic Tac Toe or Bingo! All you need to do, is pick three things in a line off the game board and make your card accordingly.  Or you can use everything on the game board... I did... so much fun trying to make everything fit!

And here is the game board!!

So as you can see, I have Snow Flakes, a Tag, I've used the Masking Technique. I have Glittery card, Rusty Jingle Bells and my colour is Red and White!  I have used two snow flake Doo Hickey Dies, I've got Lace and Ribbon on there. My Paint is on the rusty bells, flowers, and a touch of barely there on the tag! Yep I've got it all covered!

So my Stamps - well Tilda is from the new collection. My Silent Night background is a stamp from years and years ago. I embossed it with some Old Gold Frantage, but I think I should have used a finer embossing powder, as it looks a little chunky! My flowers and holly are from Petaloo and my Paper is Kaiser Craft - North Pole. My cute tag is a chippy from Scrapmats! 

Happy Crafting!!

November 18, 2014

Holly and Bells

Hi There

It's time for another awesome challenge theme at Magnolia Down Under! This Fortnight, the theme is Holly & Bells.... so you can get crackin' on your Christmas Cards!! 

For my Card I have used Tilda as a wise man... she is pretty cute I think.  My paper is from Echo Park, my pom pom and rusty bells are from Live and Love Crafts, my Sentiment is a Lily of the Valley Stamp. My Holly is a doo hickey from the last doohickey club! So here it is, I hope you love it:-)

September 23, 2014

Distressing at Magnolia Down Under

Hey Magnolia Fans

This fortnight at Magnolia Down Under, the theme is Distressing.  Yep those little tattered or inked up edges are what we are after!!

For my card, which I have just finished this morning, (as I have been SUPER busy and no time for crafting) I have made a CAS card... a very Clean and Simple card to be exact! but I am rather pleased with how it turned out.  My colouring is a bit rusty so my blending could be better, but it seems to look worse in the photo than in real life.... Oh well! I tried!

So here is my CAS card, I hope you love it as much as me:-) 

August 26, 2014

Favourite Magnolia Stamp at Magnolia Down Under

Hi Everyone

Seems like forever since I posted on my blog... and I guess it was last month, so it has been a while! I seem to be only making one card a month now and it's for MDUC, which is ok because I love my Magnolia Stamps

Anyway, this fortnight theme is Your Favourite Magnolia Stamp.... so I have used a new favourite - Tilda with Maggie the Monkey.  This is actually the first time I have used her, BUT I adore all the gorgeous cards I have seen with this particular stamp, and I just had to have her for my collection, even though I don't get much chance to play with those hundreds of Magnolia stamps now. So I hope you love my card as much as I do

My Paper is Magnolia, and Prima scrap I found and used for my Chicken Wire die... the die is from My Favourite Things. My Leaf is a Doo Hickey and cut out with I think Graphic 45... another bit of scrap I had lying beside my Big Shot! My Postage stamps are just some wooden blocks that I picked up in London... a very LONG time ago.... I must go there again... to London that is LOL and of course Tilda and Maggie are coloured with my copics.  My Monkey turned out a little more Polka Dot than I wanted... I guess since I am not colouring as much my skills have dropped a bit.  But it still looks cute, and that's all that really matters right?

July 29, 2014

Anything Goes at MDUC

Hey There

This fortnight at MDUC, we have an Anything Goes theme.... So that means you can make what ever you want with a Magnolia Stamp and link it up to our Challenge blog to be in the chance to win some gorgeous prizes!!!

For my card, I have used some oldie stamps for a card I made for my little girls kindergarten teacher.  She wanted a card for a sick little girl that she knows, that has just finished her rounds of Chemo.  I know she loved it:-) so I hope you guys do too! The pic isn't that great, and I couldn't take another as I had already given it!!

July 1, 2014

Inspirational Photo

Hi There!!

This fortnight at Magnolia Down Under, we have an inspirational Photo for you to use!! It's such a great pic... anyway, as these pic's go, we just take our inspiration from them to make our card.

For my Card I have used some old stamps, my Tilda is from the Fairy Tale collection back in 2010... My sentiment is even older - Chasing Butterflies 2009 and the little Ink caps... my gosh, they are from the Halloween and Autumn Collection from 2008! Here is my card I hope you love it as much as me:-)

This is the Inspirational Photo!!  Isn't it great, just reminds me of Autumn, and Fairy's and of course sunshine:-) I hope you will find it appealing too:-)

June 26, 2014

Some Scrappy Pages

Hey there...

Just thought I would share a couple of scrap book pages I made.  The first is of Ruby at Ballet Class... the photo is rather dark, but still cute, it's also a recent photo!!

Here is Ruby with a rabbit that we came across at the Nursery... while I was looking for some plants, ruby was busy feeding the rabbit some grass. She did think the rabbit was pretty awesome!! So this is an old photo but not as old as some of the others I am yet to scrap.... I guess I will get there one day!

June 3, 2014

No Square Cards Allowed...


Its time for another Magnolia Down Under Challenge, and this fortnights theme is, to make a shaped card... no squares or rectangles allowed...

For my card I have made an oval, which i cut out with my cricut and spellbinder dies. My paper is by Kaisercraft, Prima and Graphic 45. I've added in some sparkly cardboard which I have cut into the dragonfly and swirl. My stamp is Tilda with the Tulip from the Animal of the year collection.  My Spellbinder die is a new one... its called Elegant Ovals 4.  So here is my card, I hope you all love it as much as me:-)

May 11, 2014

Masking at Magnolia Down Under Challenges...

Hey Everyone

I am late with my Magnolia Down Under card this fortnight.... tsk tsk.... 

Anyway I have finally managed to get it finished this morning!! This fortnight's theme is Masking.  Masking is where you use two or more stamps to create a scene.  It's really easy if you haven't tried it before, and there is heaps and heaps of tutorials out there if you need!

For my card I have used one of the newbies from the Stamp Kit and the cute little Cat.  My tree is from an Easter collection from a few years ago.  Here is my card I hope you love it as much as me:-)

April 12, 2014

An Easter Sketch

Hey Everyone

Well It's almost Easter, which also means school holidays for our little Ruby.  I am sure it will be great!  

This fortnight at Magnolia Down Under, we have a sketch designed by Kylie.  We also have the option of making our sketch with an Easter Theme!! 

For my card, I have used Tilda hiding Easter eggs.  My gorgeous paper is by Maja.  I have used a bunch of dies, the fence and peacock and tag from the doohickey collections and the butterfly is Memory Box. My cute little stickers are Tim Holtz and I have sprinkled a dash of white frantage around my tilda.  I hope you love it as much as me:-)

I would like to enter my card into these challenges:

Tilda's Town: Clean and Simple or Fussy and Fancy
A Creative Romance: Eggcellent Spring

March 11, 2014

Magnolia Down Under's 5th Birthday!!

Hiya Ladies 

Well, this week Magnolia Down Under Challenges is turning 5 Years old.... WOW WOW WOW!!  As you all know the lush Kellie Winnell started off this gorgeous challenge with the help of a few close friends... It has grown in size, popularity and has changed hands to Debbie Pamment, Kylie Kueter and myself. 

As you all know, we are all about Magnolia Stamps and sharing our love for them.  I am rather proud of what we have achieved, I'm just a stay at home mum, doing my own thing,  but it does humble me, that I can help bring some joy through crafting to the rest of the world and along the way make some truly wonderful and lifelong friends!

So... for my card this fortnight.... 

I have used the Tilda from the Lost and Found Collection... I think she looks birthday appropriate! I have used some yummy papers from Maja which I just picked up at my local scrap shop.... Bev is getting some rather nice stuff delivered after her trip to the US in January!! Anyway I hope you all love my card as much as I do...

I hope you will come along and play in our Birthday celebrations.  Magnolia is our sponsor this week, and the prize is a doozie.... A FULL STAMP KIT from the last LOST AND FOUND COLLECTION.... 

Thanks so much to Magnolia and the rest of our gorgeous sponsors for their support of our little aussie challenge.  And also thank you to our most wonderful entrants we love seeing your gorgeous work

February 25, 2014



Today we have another new challenge over at Magnolia Down Under, this fortnight's theme is Butterflies.  For my card I have used Spritz Tilda and the vanity from the lost and found collection from of course Magnolia!  

My butterflies along the top, are a new Memory Box Die, and my butterfly stickers are from K&Company. My Papers are "Delight" from Prima and so is the cute little ticket stub.  So here is my card I hope you all love it as much as me-)

I am entering my card into: 

Tilda's Town: Anything Goes
Dutch Magnolia Lovers: Anything Goes

February 11, 2014

Hearts and Flowers

Hey There

Another fortnight has pasted at Magnolia Down Under and so it's time for a new theme.  The theme this fornight is Hearts and Flowers, perfect for Valentines Day in a couple of days!

For my card I have used Tilda with Spring Heart from the last collection.  I coloured her with my copics and then sprinked the heck out of the image with some frantage around the edges!! My heart die is from Memory box, my feather is a doo hickey along with the tag.  I have also used a cute little fairy that is made from air dry clay.  I dont actually have a fairy mould, but my dear friend Debbie, made some for me and sent them over... they are so cute!  Anyway I hope you {{{HEART}}} my card!

I am entering my card into:

Tilda's Town: Love Love Love
Simply Magnolia: Vintage Valentine

January 28, 2014

Doo Hickey Dies Only!!

Hey Everyone!!

It's time for a new challenge at Magnolia Down Under.  This fortnight's theme on the blog is Doo Hickey Dies Only.... no images!!

I tell you it really was so much fun playing with my dies, deciding on what I wanted to do!  So here is my tag, I hope you all love it as much as me:-) 

I'll tell you a little about how I created my tag.  I used Water Colour paper for my orchids and Butterfly.  I then dabbled a little of Distress Ink on them in the middle and the edges... then spritzed with water.  I kept on going until I had the right amount of colour... started off with just a tiny bit and then built it up.  While my flowers and butterfly were drying, I shaped them.  Glued the flowers together and then I sprinkled a tiny bit of Old Gold Frantage in the middle.  I wanted the raised bumpy speckles in the middle.  I've tried using Liquid pearls before, but my dots end up massive and sooooo not what I wanted!! I also put a little frantage on the butterfly.

All my cuts are made with Magnolia Doo Hickey Dies. I really am so happy with how it turned out, and I am a little disappointed that the true colours didn't come out in the photo.  So I am seriously thinking of getting a Photo tent.... anyway.... 

We can't wait to see what you make with your dies, and don't forget that our brand new Facebook challenge is still running with the Sketch theme.  

January 14, 2014

Summer Delights

This is our first week back at Magnolia Down Under Challenges... and you may have noticed it's Tuesday! What?? MDUC has always been a Sunday challenge... well not anymore!!

A Number of changes has happened over our break... and one being we are now on a Tuesday, to read more about our changes, go hop on over to the blog here

Our first theme for the year is Summer Delights... Its summer here in Australia and its getting HOT HOT HOT.... well maybe not that hot where I am in little Tasmania... 

For my card I have used Tilda from the summer memories collection... I have coloured her with my copics as always.  My paper is from Kaiser Craft, and I also have some Glitter White card on there for my peacock feathers and my cloud.  I hope you all like my card:-)

For some crafty fun, I thought I would enter my card here:

Fasionista Challenge: Anything Goes
Simon Says Monday Challenge: Anything Goes
Wild Orchid Challenge: Buttons

January 2, 2014

Happy New Year 2014!!!

Hey Everyone

I hope you had a fabulous New Year.... me I just watched the fireworks from Sydney on TV!! But still I loved it.... My favourite is the waterfall off the bridge, I am glad that they have it every year.

So 2014, I hope brings lots of joy.  Ruby is starting school in a few weeks, and I am a bit nervous about how she is going to go.. She will take it in her stride I bet, she loves school. I guess its hard for all parents, but I think just a bit harder for kids with special needs.

So in between now and then we are trying really hard to get her toilet trained, so far so good and I think she is starting to get the idea, which is great, because she has significant development delays, so it takes longer for her to learn some stuff, which is why we haven't tried before.... she just wasn't ready! I just wish some people who don't know the circumstance will keep their mouths shut - their comments are totally bulls*it, but thank goodness they are in the minority! 

Anyway, I wanted to share a card I made yesterday, I was going to post it yesterday, but the laptop decided to go a bit nuts on me, so it took a little bit to get it shorted!

My card has Star on it from the Little Circus Moscow collection.  I finally received my stamps... took a while for them to get to me from the USA.  I have it hanging on my super cute Melissa Francis coat hanger that I got for Christmas from beautiful lady... Kylie... she was my secret Santa!  I have also used the little feather die doohickey which was also part of my pressie!! So here it is, I hope you all love it as much as me:-)

So there you go.... Magnolia Down Under Challenges is having a little bit of a break right now, but we will be back in a week or so, which some interesting and fun changes, new sponsors, and awesome challenge themes.... so stay tuned, our 5th year is going to be massive!!