Saturday, 19 May 2012

Magnolia Down Under Challenges DT - Make Your Own Embellishments

Woohoo!!  It is time for another challenge at Magnolia Down Under Challenges and this week we have a challenge to make your own embellishments.  I have made my own flower, Union Jack pennants and Union Jack paper for my invitation to a BBQ in honour of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee!  It is such a special year this year in the UK, we have the Queen's Diamond Jubilee AND the Olympics to celebrate - how amazing is that!?!?!  I really chuckled making this card as I was 5 when the Queen celebrated her Silver Jubilee and I can still remember the street party I went to and what myself and my brother were dressed up as lol!!  If I can get my Mum to find the photo I'll show you - I dressed up as the Dutch girl from the Edam Cheese advert that was on TV at the time lol and my little brother dressed up as Noddy!!  LOL wouldn't it be funny to dress up as the same people for this there's an idea!!!  Sorry, going off track there with my memories lol - back to my card!
 I used Tilda with Hamburger, Tilda's BBQ and the Invitation stamp except I masked out the Princess.... from the invitation stamp so that I could add "The Diamond Jubilee" instead.  The images are coloured with copics.  I added a crown charm from my stash and some gems along the bottom (diamonds!).
 I have added stickles to Tilda's dress and apron - got to have a sparkly dress for the Jubilee don't you think!?
 All of the flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts except the large red and white one which I have made myself.
 On the base of the easel you can see my Union Jack paper in more detail.  The blue paper is from Basic Grey and the red spotty paper is from MME.  I have left the tag blank until I know further details of the party!
 I had great fun creating these mini Union Jack pennants!  I have used the pennant doohickey die #30 to cut the pennants from the blue paper before adding my Union Jack pattern with the red paper - really love how these turned out!
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 rest of the team's stunning creations and hand made embellishments - there are some gorgeous ideas!  Thanks for looking! x


Jenny said...

What great ideas! Love the banner/flags your flowers and what a good idea for a BBQ invite... and enjoying your story, I would love to see the pic :-) hehe. Jenny x

Yulis Kartika said...

a brilliant idea !!! great handmade embellishment
love xxx

Exclusively by Mel said...

WOW your card is fabulous Jane!
Wonderful design and colouring.
Love,melly. xxx

nwilliams6 said...

This is great - so many special touches and gorgeous coloring. Wow!

Scrappapouille said...

so beautifull !!

i love it !!

Magda said...

Hello Jane,
I am always surprised by the way you make your cards.
You are very creative !!
You are very talented!!
Your creations are lovely and always different.
have a lovely week

Stempelhexe said...

Wooooooow, was für eine herrliche Karte, ich bin begeistert.


Catherine said...

This is stunning and I just love how you have created the union jack bunting....

Louise said...

Just what I talked about when we chatted the other day ;) You do go those extra miles to make your cards this stunning! It is just...perfection! Love the fact you made all o those three things on your own too :)
Tilda looks awesome and so does that cute sentiment!

And I must say: I have NO idea what a diamond jubilee is but yes, I do get it that Tilda needs to sparkle! ;) Sounds like you will all truly enjoy!

Big hugs!

Riet said...

What a beautiful card Jane.

Hugs Riet.xx

Christina C. said...

Adore your stunning creation....fabulous design and coloring! Love the banners!

Alberto said...

OMGodness cutie!!! look at this super duper easel card!
the tilda is sooo cute and I also want it but for sure i'm not able to color how you've done! this is amazing!!!

the paper is super beautiful and all your hand made embellishments are great!!! i hope to come and join you this week!! finger crossed!!!

thank you sooo much for the comment on my blog! it mean a lot for me!!! :)) hugs to you and your little girl!

hugs, your italian friend, who is fine, don't worry about the earthquake :) it mean a lot when you've wrote me! my mom says that you are so nice to worry about us and we all send you a warm hug! :)


Vintage Blue said...

OMG Jane, this is amazing, love the colours and your colouring WOW!!! xoxo Allie