Saturday, March 12, 2011

MDU Turns 2 blog hop!!!

**Looking for TPS Lil Lad's Release Hop? Click HERE

Hi and welcome to my blog!!
You should be well on your way through the
Magnolia Down Under CHallenges blog hop,
and popped over here from the amazing
SHARON'S BLOG,
if not, you may want to start at ground zero over at
Magnolia Down Under Challenges
so you don't miss out on any of the fun!!

About a year and a half ago, I gave into temptation and bought my first Magnolia stamp, which, naturally, was Tilda with Kitten, and since then, well, I have fallen in love, like so many of us out there have. Shortly after my enrapture, I was asked by the amazing Kellie Winnell to join her Australian Army of talent over at MDUC, becoming their Adopted Aussie, and giving incentive to an evergrowing Maggie addiction!! If you are curious, click here to see What started it all!!

So, as I pay homage to my friends at Magnolia Down Under, and thank you so much for allowing me to join in with the fun Kylie, I return to my first EVA! Tilda with Kitten for my project today!!


For my 2 theme, I have used 2 Magnolia stamps, which incorporate 2 mammals, 2 Magnolia Die Cuts, 2 Design Papers, and 2 types of glitteration!!! Glimmer Mist and Crystal Stickles, the image has been layered, so there are indeed 2.



Some challenges I kept in mind while crafting :)
Bunny Zoe's Monthly Challenge Spring Flowers
Stampin' For The Weekend Springtime
The Pixie Cottage Sketch
Cupcake Crafts Pink Polka Dots!!


Thanks so much for hopping along today, now scit scat sciddadle on over to the mega-talented TANJA'S BLOG for more MDUC blog hoppin' fun!!!


AND BE SURE TO LEAVE YOUR COMMENTS ALONG THE WAY TO BE IN FOR A CHANCE AT THE MDUC MEGA-CANDIES. ADDITIONALLY, I HAVE A CANDY THAT I WILL BE DRAWING AT THE END OF THE HOP, IT'S A SPARKLY SURPRISE FOR ONE HAPPY HOPPER WHO LEAVES COMMENTS LIKE A GOOD LIL HOPPER, LOL!!
hugs, stephanne

100 comments:

Crafteezee said...

She's gorgeous, like you my first stamp was a Magnolia and now I'm hooked. Hugs Tracy x

Marie-Anne said...

What a gorgeous image.

Marie-Anne

Becca Fabozzi said...

Just gorgeous! I love the soft colors you used, absolutely gorgeous.

Donna said...

Super sweet card, the polka dots look fab and your added detail is so pretty! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Cupcake Craft Challenge :) Donna x

Lisa said...

wonderful job

Lenas kort said...

Just loooooove this card :-) Tilda is so cute :-)

Highland Monkey's said...

I love this card it's so cute.

Chris said...

Absolutely beautiful Steph and what a fabulous creation for the celebrations. I love your colouring and the gorgeous colours and layout. Hope you're well, hugs, Chris :)

Gry-Beate said...

Just love this sweet card!!

;0)Gry-Beate

BA said...

adorable card
xoxo BA

Shirley N said...

Your layout is gorgeous and your coloring is so beautiful!

Kylie said...

Oh Stephanne!! This is soooooo beautiful! I love your gorgeous card and your amazing embellishments. If you ever want to come back to MDUC...lol, you know who to talk to ;)
Thank you so much for joining us for our little birthday celebration, it wouldn't have been the same without you Hunny.
Big hugs my friend,
Blondie xx

Sue D said...

Very sweet card--great embellishments and coloring.

Katie said...

Great Easter card!
Thanks for playing in The Pixie Cottage this week :)

Brigitte said...

I looooove the soft colors you used and your coloring is awesome!!!
brigitteetleschats at hotmail dot com

Autumn said...

Gorgeous, love everything about it!! bEautiful papers, fantastic flowers, amazing coloring, stunning!!
xxAutumn

milli said...

Wonderful card! Love the flowers you've put together!!

Stampin'Piper said...

Love it, sweetie! Great colors! I'm so happy you're joining us today ;)

Big Hugs Tanja

Katy said...

Stephanne this is ADORABLE! Tilda looks so pretty surrounded by all those gorgeous flowers. Thank you so much for the inspiration and the chance to win. Hugs. Katy Boo. xxx

JLJ Designs said...

Beautiful card! I love this image and the big pink bow.

Jennifer

Debbie Pamment said...

WOW - I've always LOVED your Magnolia cards - they have such an amazing softnes and your beautiful flowers sprays are TDF - Gorgeous work sweetie
xXx

Karen said...

Awww I love how you have used your first stamp - and isn't she just gorgeous? I love your cards Steph, you always put so much love into everything you create!! I'm glad you could come and join in the celebrations - couldn't be the same without coupon!! (hahahah sorry)
Hugs
Karen
xxx

scrapperjulia said...

That is awesome that you have used your first Tilda! This is so gorgeous, Stephanne, you always amaze me with your talent!

Hege said...

Your beautiful card gives me a sense of "spring is in the air" feeling! Love it!

Happy 2nd Birthday!

Love, Hege

Jenni Edgar said...

this card is just so lovely softness the warmth of a kitten in tilda's arms are all very appealing, I love the way you've arranged the flowers and the tilt aspect
Jenni E

Gram's Treasures said...

Oh this is gorgeous! Stunning use of all those flowers to accent the image. Great work!

Chrissy said...

What an adorable image, and coloured so perfectly.The flowers and bow match so beautifully,a gorgeous card.
Luv CHRISSYxx

Trisha said...

So pretty! Love the soft colors and all the floral details! xox Trisha

Dee G said...

Love how you have her sitting on the fence, looking so relaxed. Gorgeous colours, love the sparkles xxx

mocca22 said...

Great job-I love yours cards!!!!!!!!!!!!

Louise said...

Hi ya gorgoues!

I believe I was just here ;) commenting on your gorgoues TPS card and now I get to lay eyes on this beautifulness!! This is such a cute image and you have created a stunning card with it :) and with all of these yummy details I could just stay in here forever drewling ;) He, he, he! And also: your coloration makes me heart skip a beat ;)

Hugs

Jodie from Oz said...

Hey Stephanne, Your card is breathtakingly beautiful, I love the softness with all your pretty details and of course your gorgeous colouring. My visit is way overdue, I've missed drooling over your gorgeous creations, but most of all I've missed reading your hilarious waffles. I too have am so glad to be sharing the birthday celebrations with you and the gorgeous girls at MDUC!!! Have a fabulous week. big hugs Jodie from Oz xx

Mina974 said...

Stunning card! Love the design!! Hugs Mina

TanySol said...

Beautiful card Stephanne!
Sooo sweet! Love all details and colors and glitter... Just gorgeous card!
Thanks!

Anne Kristine said...

Beautiful card!
So many lovely details!
♥♥♥
Hugs Anne

Babe O'Mara said...

What a gorgeous card, love all the soft colors and glitz. Great job.

Babe
youiesmom@att.net

Sarah said...

Amazingly beautiful!
Hugs Sarah

Judi said...

What a PRETTY card - love everything about it.

Judi x

dany2810 said...

It´s wonderful.
I love it.

MauMau88 said...

Wow, a wonderful card!
Happy Birthday MDUC!

Inken
http://maumausmagnoliablog.blogspot.com/

Kristin said...

How cute! Love your card and your coloring!

x laura x said...

so cute.
x laura x

♥ Kristy Young ♥ said...

OMG You are SOOOP special heheh!! LOVE your card its so super adorable!! You were made to make amazing maggie cards, love your stephalicious work!
Glad to have u back for the hop.
Kristy xo

Astrid said...

Hi, Your card is so cute, Tilda with the cat. And the colours and colouring are gorgeous.
Hugs Astrid

Em said...

Adorable! I love the whisical feel to your card! Thank you for taking up my challenge!

Maria H. said...

Very, very cute card!

Sue said...

Stunning soft pastel presentation! Has it been two years already...WOW. Love everything about this image and what you have done with it to make this wonderful card.

Hugs
Sue

Riet said...

So wonderful card Stephanne,I love the image and the colours.
So gorgeous papers and the details.

Hugs Riet.xx

Carissa said...

Love that you used your first image for this card. It is perfect. Your card is gorgeous. Carissa :)

Debbie Dolphin said...

Stephanne your card is just so gorgeous xxx
love Debbie xxxx

Marushy said...

Wow a wonderful Card.

Happy Birthday MDUC

Hug
Marushy

http://marushysmagnoliablog.blogspot.com/

Andrea said...

Oh, I have never seen the Tilda with the Kitten!So cute she is! And your card was absolutely stunning:-) I wish you a wonderful week:-)

Renkata said...

Such a delightful card.
Love the soft and sweet colours and the DP is just so pretty.
Amazing layout dear.
Hug's
Renkata

Linda said...

Wow what a beautiful card and the colors are stunning!!!!!!

Mascha van Dijk Zimmerman said...

how cute , love the kind of vintage style, the sweet colored image, bye Mascha

Brenna said...

that is a beautiful card!!! I love your work!! tfs
brenna
rbanderson@live.ca

Francy said...

Oh this is a gorgeous card. I love this stamp and the colouration it's favolosa.
Francy

tina said...

this card looks so refreshing it has a real spring feeling to it well done

Jill said...

A beautiful spring feeling card Stephanne:)
Love everything about it!
Lots of hugs, Jill

Gesa said...

Hi Stephanne!
Yes I'm falling in love too. tild is so sweet. And there are many stamps of her in my collection.
Your card is gorgeous. I like all that flowers
~ Gesa

Juliep said...

Beautiful card. I love all the details. The flowers are perfect as well as your coloring. Thanks so much for sharing.

Rosamond Crawley said...

Your card is just beautiful! I love the soft colors and that bow is georgeous. The Tilda with kitty is awefully cute too... Thanks for sharing.

Rosamond

*Vicki* said...

Oh my word!! I love love love this girl!! Beautiful Spring design with your colors and sparkle!! Just gorgeous!! Thanks for the fun blog hop!! HUGs

Mary Lou said...

Oh Stephanne~~ How sweet!!! Your first EVA stamp so darling!!! Love the colors of this card and those flower arrangements~~~STUNNING!!!!
Beautiful Hun as expected :)
Hugz

Bron said...

oooo this is gorgeous. Love the soft colours you have used very pretty. HUgs from Bron xoxo

catz said...

such a pretty card, love the colors! My first hop...how fun this is! Teresa

Denise said...

beautiful card, she is soo cute with the kitten welcome back
Denise

Aussie Loz said...

oh fantastic! your flower 'explosions' are stunning!! ♥

Handcrafted by Helen said...

What a delightful card, the colours and layout are gorgeous! You are very talented!! Helen H

Rebekah said...

What a pretty card I love the DP and all those stunning flowers hugs Rebekah xx

Nanda said...

What a wonderful card! I like it alot, the colours, the image, everything. Thank you for joining The Pixie Cottage Challenge.

Hugs,
Nanda

alethea said...

Can see why you've goe back to this stamp!! it's so cute!! It's a gorgeous card!! hugs xx

Rosa-kreattiva said...

meravigliosa card piena di colori grazie per aver condiviso con noi e all'hop per avermi dato questa possibilitĂ  di conoscerti ciao rosa.kreattiva

goccedioceano2000(at)libero(dot)it
blog creativo http://kreattiva.blogspot.com/

Peggy said...

What a great card, it's full of spring !!!

Congrats on 2 years MDUC and thanks for the chance to win.

Hugs,
Peggy

Adriana Morales said...

Your card is so beautiful. What stood out to me was the way the picture is tilted. I love this.
Thanks for the chance to win your surprise :)

Blessings,
Adriana

Sirpaliina said...

So sweet i love it

sirpa

Lisa said...

adorable

THE HOOSIER STAMPER said...

I Have seen sooo many beautiful cards on this blog hop! Thanks all of you! This is soooo pretty!!!!!!!!!!!

Corinne said...

Beautiful card. Love the flowers....the colors are beautiful.
Hugs~
Corinne

Ashley said...

So gorgeous! i love all the pinks! *just me a girly girl* Thank you so much for the chance to win! Hugs ashley

Monique said...

Beautifull card ! I love it.

Hugs Monique

Kruemel said...

What a great idea to use your very first Magnolia image on this card!!! Love how it turned out and that white matting of the image makes it look like you used a photo for it.

So glad you could join us again for the blog hop - thank you!

Hugs,
Kathrin aka Kruemel

Lori said...

Amazing colouring and I love the dimension you created, just beautiful!

VĂ©ro said...

Fabulous job!Wonderfull Tilda!

mgoll88 said...

A very nice card you make.
Wonderful coloring and all teh details... fantastic

LG
Michaela

Franca said...

Wonderfull spring card. Great colouring, lovly details

Franca

Claudia Casella said...

Wow! It's wonderful.
Claudia

Sarahshandmadecardsx said...

Wow your card is amazing and I love the pink ribbon you have used and the flowers. Sarahxx

sara said...

just gorgeous love the colous
hugs sara x x

Jane said...

WOW! this is so gorgeous hun! Beautifully coloured and the papers and details are scrummy! hugs, Jane x

Carol said...

Such a gorgeous card!! Luv your colour combo and lo, super dps. Lotsa luv, hugs xxxx

Jeanette said...

Beautiful card. That is such a sweet image and I love your soft coloration!
Hugs Jeanette

TaraG said...

Such a sweet card, Stephanne! WOW! I love this Tilda what a great idea to use your first one ever!!!! Gorgeous colouring and I love all the details and beautiful papers and colours! So glad to have you join the blog hop with us!!!!
Hugs,t

Julie said...

Just fabulous!

bettand said...

What a gorgeous framed Tilda card:)

Irene said...

Very sweet card...... very nice colors. Hugs Irene

Dot said...

Your layout is gorgeous and your coloring is so beautiful! Love it.
hugs Dorte

Dawn said...

Gorgeous card - love the little Tilda with her kitten and all the shiny glitter! Thanks for the chance to win!

Antoinette said...

What a cute card! Just LOVE it!! Enjoy the celebrations! Happy 2nd Birthday! I have just started with my own blog and am looking forward to the journey. Please have a look if you get the chance. Hugs, Annie xXx

Shirley N said...

Hi Stephanne! I received your blog hop sparkly surprise candy today, thank you sooo much! I clicked on your picture again to see your card up close and just love what you did with the Glimmer Mist and Stickles. Your creations are all so gorgeous, you are such an inspiration! Thank you Stephanne! Hugs!