Sunday, October 11, 2009

Magnolia Down Under Challenge # 24

Hello again,

It's time for another Magnolia Down Under Challenge - this week's theme is 'Trick or Treat' for all of you who celebrate Halloween this month.
I had to think about this one as I don't have any Halloween type Magnolia stamps but I improvised instead and used this Christmas Tilda stamp.
While I was out shopping last week I looked for some suitable papers and stickers at one of my local craft stores and came across this great paper. It was perfect for this card and the witch's hat on a sheet of stickers that I bought at the same time. was just the right size to sit on Tilda's head.

I coloured Tilda with markers and also used watercolour pencils and my trusty aquabrush for her face.
The ribbons came from my own stash - love that bright green one which goes so well with the black spotted ribbon and also with the background paper and card.
The spiderweb medallion was made using an embossing folder which featured various circles containing Halloween images - after embossing my piece of black card, I punched out the circle with the web and attached it to the two strips of ribbon in the top right-hand corner with 3D foam dots.
Tilda and the hat were attached using 3D foam dots as well. After attaching Tilda, the ribbons and the web medallion, I glitzed the bat, spider and the web with some glitter glue - it's just a basic crystal colour but changes colour depending on the cardstock or paper you're attaching it to.
In this case, when I applied it to the black surfaces, it changed to green ! How 'spooky' is that ?
I also added some to the buckle on Tilda's hat and also the bit of tinsel that she's holding and this time the colour changed to gold which is the effect I wanted.
Well, that's it for now. If you want to join in the fun and create your own Halloween card click here to link your entry to our challenge site. I'd love to see what you come up with - our designers have done some fantastic work with this theme so if you need inspiration, check out their entries - they're just fabulous !!
Thanks for dropping in - please come back again soon to see my next lot of cards.
Hope you've had a great weekend - see you all next time!


  1. Wow u have really taken the card to the next level. Love how u did the spider web medallion and using Christmas Tilda- great improvise.Super card, Hugs Debra

  2. Romona, Your Halloween card is amazing, how creative using this Christmas Tilda with the witches hat & the Halloween papers. Love the ribbon & sparkles and your colouring is great. A perfect inspiration for those joining MDUC.
    Hugs Jodie from Oz

  3. Ramona, what great improvising you did! Tilda with her sticker witches hat looks great. Love the bat and web too. Background paper IS awesome. You nailed your Halloween card!

  4. Ramona, gorgeous card. I love how you use a non-Halloween Tilda and made her into a witchy Tilda. Way to cool how your glitter glue works--I'm always too impatient to wait for it to dry and end me smudging it. Wonderful colours and colouring job--her yellow and black stockings are so darn cute. Love the card.


  5. Oh this is fab, I love Tilda's big hat

  6. WOW Ramona - what a clever use of Christmas Tilda, DP, colour and stickers to creat a fabulous Halloween card! It's always inspiring to show people you don't need the "perfect" stamp to enter a challenge - great job!
    Good luck for oyur course this week too!

  7. This is soooo clever Ramona!! Awesome card! Thanks for joining in with MDU.
    Kristy xx

  8. I love your card Ramona! Super spooky paper! I also love the hat for Tilda. I was looking for one of those, but couldnt find one good enough.
    Alicia xx

  9. Wowie, your card is spooktacular!! Love that you've improvised on the image and found some lovely Halloween papers and a witches hat to polish off the spook-factor!! Fantastic!!


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