Saturday, August 29, 2009

Magnolia Down Under Challenge # 21

Hello again,

Another two weeks have gone by and it's time for another Magnolia Down Under Challenge - this time our card was made according to a 'recipe'.

Our theme was '1,2,3,4' - we had to use 1 flower, 2 ribbons, 3 brads and 4 colours or papers.

A bit daunting I thought at first but after playing around with papers, ribbons and brads, I came up with this card.

I used our SU 'Sweet Always' Designer Series Papers and co-ordinated them with matching cardstock.

Instead of the usual A6 size card, I decided to go with a square card this time. I layered the patterned paper onto Regal Rose and Whisper White card then onto the Pumpkin Pie base card.

A piece of the Rose card was then embossed with the Cuttlebug 'Swiss Dots' embossing folder and then die cut using the SU/Sizzix 'Top Note' die (which I was able to get from a friend).

I cut a piece off so that I could align it with the left side edge of the patterned paper. Once this piece was attached I then adhered the two ribbon strips underneath it.

For added interest in the top right-hand corner, I decided to fold back the patterned paper and attach a 3D greeting over the fold then added 3 white brads to the Rose card.

Looking in my container of flowers, I found this lovely white fabric flower and attached a little pink fabric rose to the centre so that it would pick up the colours on the rest of the card.

To finish off, I added some glitter to the little heart in the centre of the circular greeting and also to Tilda's dress along the hem and at the neckline and sleeve tops. It's a bit hard to see the details in the main photo but here is a close up which shows it a little better.

Tilda was coloured using alcohol markers for her clothes and watercolour pencils for her face and hands.

SU Supplies -

Cardstock - Regal Rose, Whisper White, Pumpkin Pie

Inks - Close to Cocoa, Regal Rose

Stamps - Riveting (Retired Hostess Set)

Designer Series Papers - Sweet Always

Extras -

Ribbons - (pink taffeta, chocolate stitched grosgrain), white brads, fabric flowers, Cuttlebug embossing folder, Sizzix die, Stickles glitter glue.

If you would like to take up our challenge this week, please join in the fun along with us. We'd love to see your cards - just link your creation to our challenge site here.


  1. This is gorgeous Ramona, I love the colours that you have used and the flowers together are just the added perfect touch. A fantastic inspiration for all that join in with us :) xx

  2. Beautifully put together - love all the little details - and think the folded over corner is a wonderful touch ;)
    Fabulous use of the Top Note die too...

  3. Ramona, your card is lovely. Tilda is so cute and beautifully colored. I like the way you used the top note die, very creative.

  4. This is adorable. Love the way you have coloured Tilda and especially love all the extra touches (like the glitter on her dress - very cute).

  5. Your card is absolutely wonderful Ramona!!! I love it :)).
    have a lovely weekend

    Hugs Claudia

  6. Ramona (Hah! got your name right this time. LOL), beautiful card. Love the layout for your card. And that double-sided DP is gorgeous. Beautifully coloured.


  7. Ramona this is just GORGEOUS!! SO cute and fabulous colouring.
    Kristy xo

  8. Lovely card, Ramona! Love the colors!

  9. Beautiful card, the papers are so pretty and I love the design of your card

  10. Beautiful card, love these colours together, great colouring and gorgeous papers, great seeing you at the weekend, take careX:)


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