Saturday, 6 March 2010

Magnolia Down Under Challenge - a recipe

Morning everyone!!! It's time for another challenge at Magnolia Down Under Challenge! Thank you all for your amazing Easter cards, they were so gorgeous!!! Just a reminder to change the blog address in your follower's list if you haven't already done so as the Magnolia Down Under Challenge blog has moved to blogger! (My link above will take you to where you need to be!) This week we have a recipe challenge for you - 3 papers, 3 flowers, 2 buttons and 1 bow!! My card is quite different from my normal style as you can see but I just fell in love with the gorgeous flowery Cosmos Cricket paper and really didn't feel that it would suite vintage! I have made my own version of a pocket card from a tutorial I found on Split Coast Stampers. I had to modify it so that I could have the two sides of the paper showing exactly where I needed them.

The red and yellow flowers are from my stash and the white stylised flower I made myself to try and link it with the flowers on the papers. Not quite sure about it now though LOL, I did a rough version with scrap paper and then made this one and of course the rough version looks better!! I have added gems to the small flowers and a pearl brad and spacer from the Hobby House to the large flower.

The gorgeous bird paper is part of a MME paper and was a perfect match for the Cosmo Cricket paper, giving me my three papers for the recipe.

I have added lots of leaves punched with a Woodware punch along the edges of my pockets. The idea is that Tilda and Edwin are playing hide and seek in the garden.

Tilda and Edwin are both from the winter kit and have been coloured with distress inks. I've added some stickles to Edwin's wings and Tilda's dress. This card is for my children to give my Mum on Mother's Day, so the two images represent my children, and......

They pull out of their respective hiding places to reveal large tags. My children are going to each do a handprint on their tag so that my Mum has a reminder of how small their hands were on Mother's Day this year!

I have decorated the inside with some more of the papers and leaves to match the front and Tilda and Edwin are there again. My little boy is going to write Happy Mother's Day Grandma in the white area as he loves that he can write and spell some words himself, bless him.

Hope I have inspired you to join us this week and can't wait to see what you do with the recipe. Thanks for looking! x


Jodie from Oz said...

Jane, You keep coming up with such amazing creations. Your mind must be overflowing with ideas. Your card is wonderful, love love love everything about it. A perfect Mothers Day Card any Mother would cherish. hugs Jodie from Oz

Tracey said...

Jane this is amazing !!! the colours are so bright and definitely perfect for the theme, I think your take on the pocket card is inspired and I am sure your mum is going to treasure this, your little boy had us all oooohing and ahhhhing as he waved goodbye today, both hands waving madly at all the strange ladies in the shop lol, bless his heart - thanks for your company this afternoon - always a pleasure XXX

Di said...

wOW Jane this is so wonderful, i love that white flower its fab!!! your card is amazing the way it all opens out!
you are so clever must take you ages, mind you tv is so naff i'm so glad we have this hobby!
take care have a good sunday!
Hugs Di xxx

Debra James said...

WOW, Jane.... I love , love this perfect little scene you have created. What an amzing job to create such a viusally stunning card. What a creative lady you are. Your Mum will love this. Hugs xxxx

Sharon said...

Hi Jane,

This is just gorgeous ~ WOW all that work!
One of the best pocket cards I have ever seen, and all the detail is just fabulous.

Sharon x

Fran said...

Jane, I am blown away, this is amazing!! Love the pull out cards and the inside of the card is just as gorgeous as the outside. Love those papers too, Im glad you tried something different to your vintage style with this one, it's incedible :D

Mina said...

stunning Jane,I love this card its so clever too and beautifully made (of course lol)
Mina xxx

Crafty Dawn said...

Blogger just lost my comment and I wrote loads too!

Any way yr card is lovey and Love the white flower it's yummy!

It must of taken you a long time to complete it's lovely really lovely

Love Dawn xx

Debbie Pamment said...

Have just been drooling over all these wonderful pics of your stunning creation - there's soo much fabulous details to take in! Amazing idea beautifully done!

Chantelle said...

Jane, these creations are just beautiful - I really love the white flower - so clever. Great design too.

Kristy Young said...

This is absolutly AMAZING Jane!! WOW! Fabulous card.
Kristy xx

Smiffy's Particrafting adventures said...

What a beautiful card. Well, let's be honest, it's not just a card but a great gift fot your mother as well. Wish I'd got something like this from when my children were little. Pam x

Juls said...

wow!!! so creative!! and just too cute for words! Hugs Juls

Kimba-Slydog said...

Oh my god!!!!! How cute is this? I love your card. And I'm really speechless. What an idea!!! I love everything on it.


Brodders said...

Stunning Jane. I am going to have to come into the shop one sat afternoon (have been meaning to for ages) to see whether any inspiration will rub off onto me xx

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Anonymous said...

What a stunning creation !!! Just can't find the good words to describe how much I love your card !!!
Just outstanding
Mag :)

Anonymous said...

How fab are you,this is really excellent you must have spent ages,how do you find the time?well done,Kelly k

Kim Piggott said...

This is so utterly amazing!
Stunning work!
kim x

Helena said...

What a clever idea, I love how you have done this!!!!


Elaine Stark said...

A fantastic card. You have put lots of work into this and it shows. Your mum will treasure this card. Elaine

Martine said...

ooo this is such a pretty card darlin, i love the way you have put it all together, bet that took ages, loving everything about it sweetie :)



Chelsea said...

Wow Jane, this is wonderful. I've never seen anything like this before. So creative and unique, thanks for sharing the tutorial link with us. Beautiful inside and out! ~Chelsea

Kellie Winnell said...

JANE wooooow this is absolutely amazing! Girl you just keep coming out with the most amazing inspirations! I absolutely LOVE everything about this work of art and what an inspiration to all playing with us this week.
Hugs xx

Kim said...

Jane this is FANTASTIC! What a gorgeous card hun! LOVE the hide and seek theme! Your flower is STUNNING...I absolutely LOVE it!! WOW great work hun!
Hugs~ Kim

stephanne said...

Awww, this is so fun, funky and cute, I love the bold patterns and gorgeous colours, an earthy flair and wow, you do such clever, creative things with your paper punches. Little Tilda and Edwin look adorable peeping up above the bushes, your mom is going to love this!! I hopw all is well with you!!