Saturday, 13 March 2010

Magnolia Down Under Challenges 1st Birthday Bash CANDY Blog Hop

Hello there Magnolia Lovers and Welcome to the 1st Birthday Blog Hop for Magnolia Down Under Challenges....!!

We are so excited and thrilled to become 1! Who knew that when Magnolia Down Under Challenges started with only 3 members it would be bigger and better a year on. We are all SO EXCITED that we have decided to do a birthday blog hop and whats better is that all the DT are offering CANDY! To be eligible you have to hop on to each Design Team Member and leave them some comment lovin affection ;) Winners will be announced on Magnolia Down Under Challenges Blog at the end of the challenge and also on the personal DT blogs on whom won their candy.

If you've just happened across my blog and didn't start at the beginning click HERE. But if you have come from Fran's blog then you are well on your hop....

....and now here is my Birthday card for your inspiration for the challenge!

I have used the gorgeous Tilda picking Lilacs image from last spring, I just love her plaits blowing in the breeze! The papers are from the Basic Grey Euphoria collection and I have distressed them with Victorian Velvet distress ink and stickles.

I have coloured Tilda with distress inks and created a light sky background by sponging with Weathered Wood distress ink. I created a scalloped edge for my circle using an EK success retro flower punch and added a pearl to each scallop.

All the flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts and have been sprayed with pearl glimmer mist. The blossoms were white and I inked the edges with Victorian Velvet distress ink. I added a large bow using some gorgeous ribbon from my stash. Oh no! I have a new butterfly punch!! If you visit me regularly I'm sure you'll know how much I love butterflies and couldn't resist this Martha Stewart punch when I saw it!


The tiny butterflies are so cute! I punched them from the lilac cardstock and covered them in stickles.


I have hand written the sentiment with a silver gel pen, created the scallop with EK success retro flower punch again and added a flower eyelet from my stash. Hope you like it! x Now for my candy!


I have this cute Dreamy Tilda, some papers and flowers on offer for one lucky person who leaves a comment so good luck!

Thanks for stopping by.... Continue the hop by visiting Jodie. x

**** THIS CANDY IS NOW CLOSED - WINNER WILL BE ANNOUNCED 21ST MARCH****

121 comments:

Rose said...

Your card is so beautiful Jane! I follow your lovely blog and you have inspired me to pull out my Tilda stamps and use them. Thanks so much for sharing your talent!

Rose

Pöydän kulmalla näpertelijä said...

I love the pretty flowers and butterflies. What a cute card!

Natalie Z. said...

What a stunning card Jane. Love it)))
Hugs Natalie.

AN said...

Pidän paljon kortin värimaailmasta--kaunis kortti! :)

Helena said...

Hi Jane, beautiful card, love the flowers and the little butterfly, I love how you tied your bow!!!!

Nice candy, posted in my blog!!!

xxxx

Kylie said...

Oh! SoooooPretty! Gorgeous colours - and those flowers are to die for!

Nicki said...

Jane your card is so beautiful and you have some gorgeous candy again.

:)

Nicki.xxx

Nicolchen said...

Oh my favorite color ... I love these colors so much and the design of the card is sooo beautiful :0)))

Hugs
Nicole

sasibella said...

This is fantastic.Congrats to the 1st Birthday!!!
Your Card is beautiful and the Candy is awesome.

Sandy xx

Dreja said...

Wow! Eine ganz bezaubernde Karte! Phantastisch!

Liebe Grüße Dreja

Wilfreda said...

What a beautiful card.

Danielle said...

Gorgeous card Jane! Your colouring is exquisite and I love how you placed the flowers around the circle - beautiful! Thanks for the chance to win your yummy candy too - Happy Birthday to MDUC!
Hugs, Danielle

Jeanine said...

Jane, what a beautiful card! I love the colors and the way it all goes together so nicely. Thank you for sharing

Leonie said...

Jane your card is lovely!! Loving the soft purples to go with Tilda with lilacs. Gorgeous!!
Hugs
Leonie

Kleine85 said...

Hey Jane,

your card is beatiful, the colors are so great!!

The candy is really yummy, I would love to win.

Greetings

Tanja

Merry said...

Another amazing card. Your colouring is beautiful and I love all the embellishments you have added. Congrats on your one year celebration.

Tanja said...

This is so beautiful sweetie! Love the colours!

Have a great weekend, big Hugs Tanja

Kreatives von Andrea said...

Hi Jane!
What a beautiful card, wonderful colours and the paper is so nice.
A very beautiful and perfect design.

Thanks for the chance to win your blog candy.
Congrats to the 1st Birthday!!!

Greetings from Andrea, Germany

Alison said...

This is such a sweet card, I love the soft colour - so beautiful. Congrats on MDUC turning 1.
xox

Mary Lou said...

Oh dear Jane~~I don't have words to express the beauty you bring out in this card!!! Luciously beautiful Tilda!! You inspire me beyond my dreams!! Thanks for chance at gifts and congrats on MDUC of 1 year~~~wishes for many many more!!
Blessings

RubyM:) said...

AWHH SO SOFT AND BEAUTIFUL!Such beautiful cards you do.I like your flowers sooo elegant.Great take on the bday theme!!RubYM:)

Debbie Pamment said...

Love your STUNNING card - it's soft colours and gorgeous details! WOW - what a wonderful birthday bash for everyone - wooohooooooo
xXx

Sammi said...

oooh.. this is so soft and pretty! Love the pink...Tilda looks amazing and gorgeous flowers and butterflies too!
Sammi
xxx

Kylie said...

Totally gorgeous card Jane. Beautiful colouring and the flowers and pearls are a lovely touch.
"Happy 1st Birthday"

Kylie ox

Lorraine said...

well Jane i have always loved your work and this card is just as beautiful as all of your others.thankyou for the chance of winning your candy xx

Debra James said...

Jane this is Beautiful, I so love your colour choices of lilac and creame- so pretty and delicate colours together,A wonderful birthday card, Hugs xxxxx

Yvonne said...

Sigh, what a beatiful card! I'm loving it! And I'm so definately having that butterflypunch! Love and hugs

Paula said...

Thanks to you I'm doing the hop & enjoying it thoroughly. Love the Distress inks colouring & the flowers. Have a lovely weekend. - Paula

Kellie Winnell said...

Absolutely stunning Jane! The colours are amazing as is your colouring as always jaw dropping! The card is so beautiful and elegant, I LOVE it! An inspiration to everyone coming by the hop.
Hugs Kel xx

Tracey Feeger said...

Gorgeous Jane. Absolute deliciousness. I love the colours and the image and all the elements that you have put on there. Great inspiration for anyone joining the challenge. Wonderful candy too.
mwah
Trace

Anne said...

Hi Jane: Not sure if you went to crop today but couldn't make it myself. Had to do some painting and not of the crafting kind lol The card is lovely Jane - and your handmade scallops are great. Beautiful soft colours too xxx

Kristy Young said...

WOW This is absolutly precious!! Love it!
Kristy xx

kaye.churchill said...

I have been following your blog for a while now and love your cards.

Sharon said...

Hi Jane,

This is so pretty! I love all that soft pink and gorgeous flowers.

Sharon x

Fran said...

This is stunning, I love everything, the flowers, the butterfles, the pearls and glitter, it's all fabulous!!

Loz (Aus) said...

Gorgeous! Love the flowers up the side... stunning! My fav Tilda!

sandra said...

OMG Jane!!!!
This one is my favorite!!!
I love every detail on it!
AMAZING card!
Hugs!
Sandra!

Carol Meadows said...

So soft and love how you use the bling and its so cute! Love it! Carol M in TX/carolswingster77@aol.com

Linda S. said...

The details on your card are very nice. Great coloring using the Distress Inks method. I have yet to try it, but work like yours makes me want to give it a shot. Congratulations.
Linda S. in NE

Kez said...

So sweet and pretty; great card! Thanks for the inspiration and happy birthday!

Karen said...

Hi Jane,
I love your card and all the details, Tilda looks so pretty in Pink doesn't she? Pink is one of my fav' colours too.
Have a fantastic day, and enjoy all your lovly comments! Happy Birthday to MDUC

Karen W said...

Beautiful paper, coloring and card. I love it

Happy 1st Birthday

Whimcees said...

Beautiful card! I love the lilac, the scalloped edges, the pearls! Everuthing about it is lovely!

Wishing you a good day today!

Barbara Diane

Jovita AKA Tia Goofy said...

beautiful card, love all the details.

Rycrafty said...

Love all the colours in your card, and I just love using that Lilac Tilda stamp myself!

Robyn said...

So so pretty, great card.

Jackie Thomas said...

This card is truly stunning Jane. I adore everything about it. xo Jackie

Cassandra said...

I just adore the little butterflies on your card. Too cute. And ofcourse everything is in my favourite colour/shade pink :o)

Robin said...

Love the colors in this card!!!! That Tilda is so cute too. Some many fabulous touches on the card!

kmassman said...

Nice card. I love all of the embellishments you added! Thanks for a chance to win!

Jodie from Oz said...

Jane, Your card is breathtaking - it's soft colours and gorgeous details! Tilda is coloured so wonderfully and the stunning flowers & ribbon are beautiful. I am having so much fun myself hopping from blog to blog seeing all the wonderful eye candy and speaking of candy I wish I was in the running to win yours, I love that sweet Tilda. Have a great week, hugs Jodie from Oz

jude said...

Waht a Beautiful girlie card just love the soft pinks!Thanks for the chance to win.Heres to the next creative year
hugs jude:)

scrappyjan said...

Jane, THIS IS VERY VERY BEAUTIFUL!!!
hugs, Janiel

Annette Bowes said...

Hi Jane, Absolutely gorgeous, love your colouring using distress inks, gorgeous layout and such beautiful flowers, love the glitter along edges, nice touch, take careX:)

Marina said...

Oh Jane! Your card is sooooo gorgeous!
I love the colours you've used and all the beautiful embellies.

Hugs,
Marina

eule said...

Congratulations 1 year old!
a great blog-hop you have there.
and matters so great to win!
I'd like to try my luck.

yvonne

Dragonlady said...

Hi Jane

What a stunning card hun, love the pearls on the scallops, and lovely soft pinks.

Hugs Ali x

Kathleen said...
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Peta's Blog said...

Gorgeous card, I love the colours, layout, flowers, stamp, everything!
Thanks for the inspiration and the chance to win such yummy candy :)
Hugs
Peta

Renkata said...

Congrats to the 1st Birthday!!!
Jane this Tilda is my favorite :) and you have created such a beautiful card!

April Rose said...

This is so sweet and spring-y, and Tilda is colored beautifully! I love all the pink pearls--gorgeous card!
Hugs,
April

Stempelfan said...

Oh my god, your card is so sweet. I love the colors so much and your details are so cute.
Thanks for the chance to win

Hugs from Germany
Sonja

cabio's craft corner said...

Sweet & precious Tilda with eye soothing coloring. Very cute :o)
Hugs,
Cabio

Paula said...

The stunned card.WOW! Love it=)))

Sue said...

This is gorgeous, love the soft pink, and Tilda is coloured in beautifully.
hugs
Sue x

kSiu-Sha said...

Such a wonderful card! Like the colors u've used and also Tilda is superb!

vicmbee said...

beautiful card.. so pretty the pinks and all the details.

Karyn Schultz said...

What a beautiful colour scheme you have used! An amazing card!

Myzdamena's World said...

Ooh what a fabbytastic card! Mine are always so plain and measured with about 2 or 3 elements.. I really should branch out and try to make more fab cards ...lol, not that they would be nearly as good as yours!

...perhaps I shouldn't even bother and Stick To What I Do Best...lol

xxx

Only by His Grace said...

Hi Jane!
Your card is beautiful. I love this Tilda and you ahve coloured her beautifully with the distress inks. I love your flowers. Not overdone and your handwriting is great.
Hugs Marion

Sharon Keanly said...

Oh Jane, this is absolutely gorgeous. You are such an inspiration. I love visiting your blog. hugs Sharon

Catherine said...

Your card is delightful ! Love the colours and the embellishments are to die for ! happy birthday MDUC ! Smiles from Catherine

Susanne said...

Such a lovely card! I love these fresh and springy colours and the way you used your distress inks.
XX Susanne

Chook said...

Congratualations on your first birthday ladies, your creations blow me away. All the best for another successful year. xx H

Dena said...

Jane, your card is so pretty! I love the flowers climbing up the side and the butterflies are adorable!
Hugs, Dena

Smiffy's Particrafting adventures said...

Love the card and thank-you for the chance to win this gorgeous candy. Pam x

Zetti said...

What a great card. I love the colours and the details.
Zetti :-)

Rebekah said...

Jane, it's so pretty! The flowers, the pink.... I'm in heaven :]

Sabina said...

Jane, your card is soo lovely! It is just perfect! I Love this image!

Hugs, Sabina

Barb Fleming said...

Sure am enjoying seeing everyone's blog! I love your header!!Barb F

Agnes van Hensbergen - agnesstampcards said...

Beautiful card,love youre coloring happy birthday with magnolia down under.

Hugs Agnes

Fogarasi Teréz said...

Hi Jane!
This card is beautiful! I love it as you shaded the picture. The colours of the card are harmonic. My favourite flower the lilac I like this card of yours because of this.
xx Teri

Tiina said...

What a gorgeous card. Tilda looks like Heidi from the hills or a character in the movie Sound of music. :) Such lovely color, amazing details!

Lisa said...

Beautiful work! Your embellishments are stunning!

Scrap Mania said...

Love the card another cracker Jane. Wh at yummy candy love Lynsey xx

Valerka said...

So sweet!! Not like your usual style, but really greate! and paper is really yours, your style, and I like it so much

Plundis said...

I really got a summer feeling when I saw your great card!! Cute butterflies!!

Rainmac said...

Wow beautiful card, I love it xxx

Crafteezee said...

Jane, doesn't she look gorgeous in pink. Love your card and all the embellishments. Congrats on reaching 1 and thanks for the opportunity to win the candy. Hugs Tracy x

Mireille said...

A cute card. Love the colour.
Your candy is so beautiful.

Kat said...

What a beautiful card Jane. Gorgeous colouring and I love how you made the scalloped circles. Thanks for the chance to win this lovely candy.

Kat x

Kathi said...

Hi Jane,
your card is soooo pretty and I just love the colors and all the little sweet details you put on it :-)
XX Kathi

Kathy said...

Hello Jane!!! This is such a gorgeous card!!! Love all your details and this image is just darling!!
I have been bad at commenting lately but I do stop and see what you are creating! Your such an inspiration!!!
All your cards are truly beautiful!
I hope all is well and have a great week!
:)Kathy

Martine said...

oh wow this is gorgeous sweetie, i adore everything about it darlin, especially your gorgeous colouring and the way you have positioned the flowers around the image, simply stunning :)

xx

Martine

Lori said...

Hi Jane ~ Beautiful colors... dp, image, flowers, ribbon... it all goes together so nicely! I LOVE butterflies also - that made me smile : )
Love and hugs ~ Lori

kelly said...

Hi Jane,another beautiful card i do love visiting your blog!
Kelly k

Carolyn said...

Absolutely stunning Jane. I love how you added the flowers in an arc. Such an amazing touch.
Hugs xx
Carolyn

Angela said...

Hy Jane,
your card is so gorgeous.The colours are so beautiful.Thanks for the chance to win your candy.
Many greetings
Angela

Kate said...

Lovely cards and candy too! ** Kate **

acpriess said...

What a lovely soft color scheme. This is so beautiful. I an in awe of your skills.

bluebell said...

hi jane lovely card, dont forget to go to bevs site candy is on hear site today love bluebell x.

raindropecho said...

This is one of my favorite Magnolia stamps! You've colored her beautifully and just look at those flowers! What a great card :)
- Ann

Renkata said...

Such a lovely card. Great colours and so gorgeous flowers.

MissyG said...

Great card I love the soft colours and the image you have used
Linda

Christine said...

Hi Jane love this stunning creation gorgeous colour combo & embellies congrats MDU on your 1st B/day well done all the DT girlies..thanks for the chance to win some candy..


Hugs Christine xx

Shirley N said...

I love your delicate and beautiful card. Love your colors and your flowers and butterfly. Such a precious card!

Lisa said...

Hello Jane :)
OMG your card is spectacular !!!! I ♥ EVERYTHING ABOUT YOUR CARD.
Kind Regards
xxx

Melissa Barnicoat said...

This is so soft and pretty, well done.

Alicia said...

Hi Jane,
Your card is so sweet and she is one of my favourite Tilda images. I love the colours and papers you have used. Happy Birthday MDUC!
Alicia xx

Tini said...

Wow Jane,
love your card! It´s my color :) Well done!
And many thanks for the chance to win your candy. Hugs from Tini ... Germany

ladyjanet_56 said...

Well you have done it again another beautiful card, Janet

Ellen said...

Hi Jane what a beautiful card you made for the MDU 1st Birthday !!
Love all the pink colors and the flowers and the butterfly is so cute.
Hugs, Ellen

stephanne said...

Such a beautiful sight, so delicate and dainty, I love it!! Your colouring is fantastic and your embellishments are the perfect touch!!! It is such a treat to be creating alongside wonderful, talented you!!
Take Care,
Stephanne

danoli said...

I have loved the blog hop and your card is so cute! WOW
Thanks for the chance to win.
Dana

Tasha said...

Stunning card Jane, the colours and beautiful details are fabulous
love tasha xx

Heike said...

Wonderful creation Jane, love all the beautiful Details....

Hugs
Heike

charlene aka scrappygma said...

very pretty card love the softness of it !
Hugs

Stampin Mindy said...

Jane, this is so pretty. I love those butterflies and flowers. Tilda is looking very pretty in pink and I LOVE the glitter on the edges. Such a lovely card. Hugs!

Maria Therese said...

Wow your card is sweet!!

Kellie said...

Very nice card and I also love the butterfly from MS.

HazelQ said...

Beautiful card Jane, I love how the butterflies and pears look. Thank you for the inspiration and for the chance to win.
Hugs
Hazel