Sunday 8 May 2011

Magnolia Down Under Challenges - So Krafty

Good morning everyone hopefully you are all enjoying your weekend and if you are a mother HAPPY MOTHERS DAY! I am typing this post in advance but I know that I will be spoilt with love from my kids and cant wait to see their handmade gifts for me. I think about now I will be sitting in bed having cuddles and a cup of coffee...

So the challenge at Magnolia Down Under this week is So Krafty. Yep we want to see some Kraft cardstock on your card, how easy is that.

I LOVE Kraft (one of my normal go to colours) so I found this challenge not so difficult. I did however challenge myself to use the Jack & Jill papers. I am rapt with how this card has come out using Kylie's sketch she had on her blog last week. I don't think i have ever made a card with such soft colours before. I did however go slightly overboard with my colouring and think that the colours are perhaps a tad dark for the rest of the card but oh well.... I suppose I should stop rabbiting on and actually show you my card so you know what the heck I am talking about, LOL!!

This card is for my mummy for mothers day. My mum is the best (I know we all say that about our mums) but it is true. My kids adore her and love nothing better when Nannie picks them up from school on a friday. She is always there to help us when we need it (within reason of course!) and is very thoughtful of us all. Love you mummy, Happy Mothers Day xoxo

Sorry for the mushy bit there, lol! I have added heat stick powder and dazzling diamonds to the edges of my patterned paper and some kinder glitz to the flowers. Here is a pic that shows it a bit better.

I would also like to enter this into the following challenges:

So anyway there you have it, my card for this weeks challenge. Now be sure to pop over to MDUC and check out all the amazing talent and if time permits join in with our challenge this week.

Thanks for stopping by, until next time

Image - Tilda with armful of tulips from magnolia
Coloured using copics -Dress R81, R83, R85, B02, B00 & B00
Hair - E29, E37, E35, E33, E31
Tulips, V99, V95, V93, V91, YG95 & YG93
Skin E00, E11, E21, R11 & R20
Boots - E79, E75, E72
Paper - Jack n Jill Collection from Prima, cream and Kraft Cardstock
Sentiment  - hand made on computer
Embellishments - Flowers, Pearls, Dazzling Diamonds, Ribbon, Button
Other elements - paper distressing & faux stitching


  1. So Beautiful Bron.xxxx <3
    Love Debbie xx

  2. Well Bron, I think it's absolutely beautiful!
    Love the soft colours on the patterned papers and then the tad bit darker in your fantastic colouring - think they complement eachother in a great way :) cool effect with the embossed diamonds :)

    Your mum will LOVE this card!


  3. This is sooo pretty!! I almost wish it had of been my challenge but I'm thrilled with the next one. Hope you had a lovely day. Happy mother's day to you!! Hugs!

    ps - OMG you tricked me!! I had to blow up your picture to see if that was faux stitching. I though it was real!! Great job!!

  4. Fabulous Tilda, and coloured so beautifully, and just a perfect quote,

    Thank you so much for joining us at Crafty Catz A Challenge Quote/ Sentiment,.

    Good Luck,
    Hugs Bridget Crafty Catz DT :0)x

  5. this is so pretty, fab flowers!! Thanks for joining us at Dream Valley this week.


  6. Oh this is gorgeous hun! love the coloured image with neutral papers - looks stunning! hugs, Jane x

  7. aaah gorgeous card, love the layout, perfect for our challenge at Crafty Catz x carol

  8. Lovely card for our challenge this week thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Catz

  9. This is a really beautiful card. Love this image and I too love using Kraft. It's nice too to see that you really appreciate your Mum. Thanks for joining our challenge at Dream Valley. xx

  10. awwww what a stunning card thank you for sharing with us at the crafty catz hugs linda x

  11. What a sweet sweet card!!!!Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful card with us this week at The Shabby Tea Room

  12. Fabulous card and love the colours, and love the way you colored your image too! thanks for joining us on the Top Tip Tuesday challenge this week, hugs Samantha :0)

  13. Awww Bron your Tilda is super gorgeous!! I loe how you have coloured her, and those papers are so yummy:-) I'm sure your mummy loved it:-) Awesome stuff:-)

  14. nothing wrong with some mushy comments,great card Tilda looks so cute

  15. Ohhhh wow!!!! I love your card, it is gorgeous Hun! Thanks heaps for playing along with us at SGC Blog & hope to see you again

    Hugz, Deb

  16. This is such a gorgeous card Bron! It's great that you shared it with us at Southern Girls. Hope to see you next time,Julie.x


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