Monday 9 March 2015

Magnolia Down Under Challenges DT - Happy 6th Birthday and a Goodbye!

 Good evening!  It is our 6th birthday over at Magnolia Down Under Challenges and to celebrate this exciting occasion our challenge is 'Birthdays'.  I personally haven't been with the challenge for the whole 6 years but some of the girls have which is an awesome achievement!  It is also extremely hard work to run a challenge blog, much harder than people reallise, and so the time has come for our challenge to close.  Yes, that's right, our 6th birthday challenge will be our final challenge.  I have made so many wonderful, true friends through Magnolia Down Under Challenges and it has been a part of my life for so long now I think I'll make a card by mistake in a fortnight's time!  This has been such a tough decision for Karen and Kylie who have run the challenge since Debbie left and I know they have thought about it long and hard.  I know from first hand experience how much time running a challenge takes up so I know where they are coming from!  I would like to just say to my DT sisters past and present that I love you all (as you know) and thank you for having me along for the ride all these years!  OK....sad part over...I think I can safely say that we all love pink at Magnolia Down Under so that had to be my choice for our birthday card.
 I masked together three Tildas who all have balloons to create a fun party scene.  Oops!  Looks like someone's balloon has too much air in at the back there lol!  I have painted the scene with Distress Ink Pads.
 I have added Glossy Accents to all of the balloons for a realistic look.
 Tilda on the left has had her outfit covered in Stickles...
 ...and Tilda on the right has little touches of Stickles on the lace and flowers of her outfit.
 The charm is from my stash and the seam binding and pearl string are from The Ribbon Girl.
 The number 6 is a Tim Holtz Grungeboard element painted with Gesso and then covered in Stickles.  The butterfly edging is a Joy Craft die.
 The gorgeous pink tutu trim is also from The Ribbon Girl.  The flowers were punched with a Martha Stewart hydrangea punch and I added pearls to the centres.
 I have also used the Doohickey Heart Swirl die from Magnolia.  The beautiful double row pearl trim is from The Ribbon Girl too.
I hope you like my card and I have inspired you to join us at Magnolia Down Under Challenges for one last time.  Pop over to the blog to see the rest of the team's gorgeous birthday creations.  Thanks for looking! x


Rina said...


Sharon said...

A trio of gorgeous Tildas Jane - all beautifully coloured. Love the design and embellishments.
Have a lovely day.
Hugs Sharon. x

mgoll88 said...

sweet bithday creation