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!!