Sunday, May 31, 2009

I'm Back - My Latest Magnolia Down Under entries

Hi everyone,

Sorry I haven't posted in awhile but I have been very busy since Convention and like many others, have found myself 'running behind' with lots of projects and chores.

In the last month I have been working at the Picture to Page craft fair, had a few workshops,
attended a few family functions and generally been 'chasing my tail'............

(Most of you will know what I mean.)

Here are my recent Magnolia Down Under Challenge entries - I missed one week but will hopefully be on track again from now on.

This first card was my Mother's Day entry.

I used my new Tilda stamp with the pretty green SU Designer Prints paper on SU Pretty in Pink and Pomegranate cardstock. The borders were made with the new SU Eyelet Border punch.

I had some pretty 'Art Deco' type floral paper and had a picture in my mind of Tilda sitting on
one of the flower stems so cut one of the stems out and played around with the layout until it was to my liking.

The pretty pink fabric flowers were added at the end to finish off this design.

The next week's theme was 'Thinking of You' but I missed getting in an entry for that one unfortunately.

Here is the card I made for the following week's theme - 'Butterflies'.

I had the perfect paper for this entry in my stash so used it as the background and added some glitter to the butterflies to jazz it up a little. Some green spotty paper was then embossed using a Cuttlebug embossing folder and one edge was cut using a wavy trimmer.

I love this image of Tilda running and thought it would fit this design nicely as I pictured her running through a field chasing the butterflies.

The pale yellow grosgrain ribbon matched one of the butterflies on the paper and I punched out a tag in matching SU cardstock - (Barely Banana) then cut out a smaller butterfly and placed it over the bow to give it a 3D effect.

Tilda looks like she's having a lot of fun with her winged friends !

Last week's theme was 'Under the Sea' and I thought I would have Tilda looking into an aquarium or watching sea creatures on TV.

Here is the design I came up with.

The paper I used is from an Alison Ellis range and I cut out some of the fish and attached them to 3D foam dots over the main background then put the paper behind some thin acetate to give the effect of the sea creatures being 'behind glass'.

I then stamped some sea ferns and shells around the frame and cut a scallop shell from the patterned paper and attached it in 3D in one corner.

This photo doesn't show the total effect very well as it looks much better in real life.

There is glitter on the sea creatures and the seaweed but if doesn't show up here unfortunately.

Now for my latest card for this week's theme - 'Moving to the Country'.

I used the SU "Lovely as a Tree' stamp for the background image and placed it behind a dark green frame which has been embossed though you can't really see this is the photo - pity about that.

I used the same Cuttlebug embossing folder to create the log that Tilda is sitting on.

The cute little hedgehog and the mushrooms were cut from some lovely paper I have which has different borders on it - I thought these two images would give this card a 'Country' feel.

They were attached to the frame using 3D foam dots.

I added the gingham paper for a little extra 'country' effect and created the scalloped border using the SU punch.

Finally to round off this card, I attached a layered photo corner (made with the SU Photo Corner punch) and added a matching green button to co-ordinate with the dark green frame.

Well that's it for this post - hope you like these creations.

I have more cards to add in my next post so come back in the next few days to see what I had demonstrated at my recent workshops.

Thanks for stopping by!

Hope to see you again soon.


  1. They are all very sweet Ramona!-hope your workshops went well-looking forward to seeing what you did!

  2. Thanks for the update Ramona. I love all of them. Gunna have to jump on this MDUC sooner or later....looks like soooooooo much fun...LOL

  3. Love them all as you know - but think the "mother" one is my fave - maybe because I saw it in pieces IRL!

  4. There's a little something for you on my blog!


Thank you for taking the time to leave your comments about my creations - I appreciate every one. Cheers, Ramona.