Saturday, 10 March 2012

Magnolia Down Under Challenge DT - Our 3rd Birthday!!!

Woohoo!!!  It's a special challenge over at Magnolia Down Under Challenges as today marks our 3rd birthday!!  Wow!  I can't believe we've been enjoying this challenge for 3 years!  Time really does fly when you're having fun :)!!  To celebrate we have a new look - see the new badge in my sidebar!?  Our theme for this challenge is "Birthdays".  It just so happens it is my gorgeous little girl's birthday in just over a week's time so this was the perfect opportunity for me to make her birthday card as I wanted it to be something special.  She is going to be 4 - I really, really, really cannot believe that!!!  I can still remember as if it were yesterday holding her up to the hospital window on her first night in the world showing her the snow!  Yes, she was born towards the end of March and it snowed the night she was born LOL!!  Anyway, back to the present LOL.  I have used papers from Magnolia for my card and sewn and stickled all the edges.  
 I thought these two cuties from the amazing new Princes and Princesses collection would look cute together as it looks like Beanstalk Tilda #3054  is looking up at the sparkly magic Tilda Catching Stars #3006 is creating!  I've coloured them with copics and added stickles to the stars, crown and buckle on Beanstalk Tilda's hat.
 The gorgeous plaster corner is from Panduro Hobby.  The hydrangea is from Prima and the number 4 is a Tim Holtz grungeboard element, painted with crackle paint and covered with stickles.  The rest of the flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts.
 I went a bit mad with the heart swirl doohickey LOL!  Love that die so much!!  I've stamped the shooting star border #609 with victorian velvet distress ink around the edges of the image mat.  I made the butterfly myself from a Prima e line flower.
 More swirls on the other side of the image along with some stunning flowers from Prima and Wild Orchid Crafts.
 I stamped the sentiment tiles with some Hampton Arts stamps and popped them on the cloud doohickey #30.
 I have to say a huge thank you to Lillemor from the Magnolia DT for the inspiration for the inside of my card after seeing her totally stunning card here.  The papers match the front of the card and again have all been stitched and stickled.
 I used the gorgeous Viking Tilda #302 as my Princess Kara - hence the not very viking-like pink dress LOL!!
 Viking Princess Kara has her very own cute pet dragon LOL - Lilyrose the Dragon, again coloured with copics.
 Again, I was inspired by Lillemor and added some rock candy crackle paint to look like dragon scales.
 Of course, a princess has to have a castle #534 and it has to be pink :)!  I've added stickles to the turrets and rock candy crackle paint to the door although you can't see this in the photo.
 The gorgeous lace was from a local haberdashery store and the green ribbon is from Whiff of Joy.  I snipped the button of some outgrown clothes of Kara's and the twine is from The Pretty Little Ribbon Shop.
I hope you like it and I've inspired you to join us this week at Magnolia Down Under Challenges!  Pop over to the blog to see the stunning creations from the rest of my team mates!  Thanks for looking! x


Christina C. said...

GASPING............OMG, Jane, this is breathtaking...........a work of art!!!!!!!!!! WOW...such a feast for the eyes! This is one of the most creative cards I have ever seen...exquisite in every way!!!!

Exclusively by Mel said...

Oh my word,
How wonderful is this creation?!
It's gobsmackingly good!!
Love it, what a lucky girl getting this superb card.
Love,Mel. xx

Elaine said...

O.M.G this is amazing you are so talented .
Hugs Elaine

Suzi said...

O.M.G. How stunning is this work of ART!!! I've looked and looked again at this beautiful creation. Oh!! I wish I was 4. What a beautiful keepsake this will be for you Daughter. Amazing work Jane. I'm going back for another long look.
Suzi x

Ellen said...

I'am speechless ,this is more then beautiful, it's stunning !!
You make the most wonderful things girl.
Congrats with your daughters 4th birthday at the end of the week !
Hugs, Ellen

kelly said...

Jane, Kara is going to love getting this card.Totally beautiful.

Lou Mac said...

W.O.W. Wow.

karen said...

It really does take your breath away, I think this is so beautiful, hugs, Karenx

Debbie Pamment said...

OH NO YOU DIDN'T - WOW Jane - inside AND out this is one AMAZING creation and every little girls dream come true! Absolutely STUNNING my friend!

nwilliams6 said...

I think I could look at this for hours! Wow! What a totally delightful creation. I am so in awe of your talents!!!!

nwilliams6 said...

Hopefully this time my comment will go through! I love this - I could look at it for hours. I am so in awe of your talent!!!

Danielle said...

OMG!!!!!!!!!! Jane, I am completly speechless. We are talking about a work of art, and heart. It is my fist visit to you, and will certainly not be my last. I am amazed at your coloring, at this wonderful, spectacular mise en scène. COMPLETELY ADORABLE. and the inside... is just soooooooooo beautiful. thank you for sharing your art, and inspiring!
Hugs from MOntreal.

Margaret said...

I am speechless this is just awesome.
Margaret M

Bron said...

OMG this is a piece of art. The outside inside the whole lot just beautiful.
Hugs from Bron xo

kim.scrapper said...

Stunning, what a perfect card for a 4 year old princess. Gorgeous!

Helga said...

Your card with booth Tildas is very stunning. The coloration is fabulous and the flower arrangements add this dream-card perfect. It makes so a lovely feeling !
Greetings from Austria

Sharon said...

OMG Jane I so busy looking at all your gorgeous embellishments and thinking how soft and pretty your card was and how much I loved those flowers and then I scrolled down and saw the inside! SO SO beautiful :)

Sharon x

Maria Therese said...

Both cards are stunning Jane!!

Cordine said...

oh muy gosh, it's stunning!!!
She's gonna love it!

ellabella said...

Just adorable, love all the colours and details, so very pretty.

Lissa said...

OMGoodness, hun! I LOVE this! All your creations are SO amazing! This one totally takes the cake.

LOVE it!

Andrea C said...

OMG you are such a talented little individual!!!! This is beyond brilliant and I love the inside with the dragon too cool x

Sarah said...

Wow, what a stunning card, a card that makes you smile. I just love your layout and characters, the colouring is fab too.
Hugs SarahS

Kylie said...

Ohhh woooow Jane! What a masterpiece. Kara is going to lOOOOVE her card! I can't believe the amount of work that has gone into it. Fantastic hunny,
Hugs K xx

Grenouille Greetings said...

Wow! This card tells an entire story and is absolutely beautiful! hugs, Lesley

Diana Crick said...

Jane, I think your card is one of the most beautiful creations I have ever seen. It took my breath away with sheer wonder. It is beyond spectacular!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
hugs, Diana

Patti Jo said...

Impressed with the front of this card and then found what was in the inside!!! Absolutely amazing!!!! Such fantastic work!!!!