Wednesday, December 9, 2009

MDU Challenge--The Party of the Century!!

Hi everyone!!
I hope you are warmer than I am today,
at a bonechilling 16 degrees farenheit,
I will be hard pressed to slither
my way out of the cave today!!

We ladies at Magnolia Down Under
were set a challenge by the amazingly talented


to make a party invitation
with our wonderful Christmas kits that
The Waffling Boss Lady Kellie sent us.
So after much anticipation,
my stamps arrived and I got straight to work!!

Firstly I must apologize for the photos,
there is no natural light out here lately,
so I had to make do with what I had and well,
I guess that is meant as an apology to myself,
since I am the one who notices it the most, eh?
I was lucky enough to be assigned
Tilda with Crackers
as my design team stamp.
The moment I saw this, I "NEEDED" it,
I just see that ornament, fixated on it really,
it could pop right off the page if one felt so inclined...
So then, my mission was clear, lol.

She is adorable!!
I love her hair in this stamp!!
I've coloured in distress inks,
the ball is done up in Gold Lame Smooch
and then coated in Crystal Lacquer and
popped up on foam mounts.
She's bordered in Gold Stickles.
I wish I could say FIND HER HERE,
but she is sold out at MDU!!
You can, however, head over to find
this lace, the wire star, and the papers!!
There are still a selection of new stamps,
check them out HERE.
I've created this with a few challenges in mind:
Stampin' For the Weekend
wants to see traditional colours of red, green and gold
and Sketch Saturday
provided me with the layout,
though my interpretation is rather loose.
Everybody Art Challenge is hosting a
red and green colour combo challenge,
Pile It On is hosting a
Tinsel Town challenge, use your glittery blingy stuff!!
Saturday Spotlight with Hidden Potential
are hosting a Christmas Flowers challenge.

Well, I hope Jodie approves of my creation
and she can make it to my party this Christmas...
I will be back tomorrow!!
Take Care,


Tracey Feeger said...

Absolutely perfect. Your colouring is amazing. How did you get that vintage look ? You gotta tell me the secret. Wonderful job with the challenge.I am in love with it.

Anonymous said...

AWW!! What a sweetie!! I really adore your fabulous image! Love how she's holding the ornament and your coloring is so pretty!! Love all the flowers and special details you've added!! Thanks for playing along with us at Saturday Spotlight hun!! HUGS

Mina said...

shes a cutie Stephanne, love the Magnolia christmas stamps, beautifully coloured too
Mina xxx

Anonymous said...

This is a gorgeous card, and Tilda looks lovely! Thank you for joining us at EAC!

Sue said...

I love her hair too! And her bright red dress. And her Santa hat. And her ornament and her cracker!!! What a great card and party invite this is. The gingham and red lace are wonderful touches. You're on a roll girlfriend!!!

Janiel/ janny said...

Hi Stephaine, Love the pretty card.. I haven't seen that Mag and she is beautiful!!!
Have a fun filled week.
Hugs, Janiel

Leigh said...

I really like this, your detail is amazing and I love those flowers. Whatevery you've got in the centre of them is fabulous.

Jodie from Oz said...

Stephanne, Your Party Invitition is stunning & you rose to the challenge so perfectly. I can see why you needed this adorable little Tilda, your distress colouring is wonderful & the ornament she is holding looks so real. I love all the details, the vintage lace, the perfect flowers & your ms border. I wish this invitation was for real, it would be so wonderful for us DT's to get together. Imagine we would all be trying to talk at once LOL. Thanks for playing. Hugs Jodie from Oz

♥ Kristy Woods ♥ said...

Wowsers another amazing card!! Your colouring is gorgeous!!
Kristy x

♥ Doreen ♥ said...

Cute card.
Thanks for joining in our challenge.
Doreen EAC-DT

LINDA said...

Simply stunning.. Love it!!
Hugs, Linda

Alex said...

thanks for joining EAC!
Hugs, Alex

SemSee said...

Beautiful card, Stephanne. Such a gorgeous Tilda image. Thanks for joining us this week at Sketch Saturday. Hugs, Sem (SS DT)

Nancy said...

What a beautiful card, Stephanne:O) Love the great design, Tilda is so cute, lovely lace.
Thank you for joining us at Stampin' for the Weekend, good luck!

Jessica G. said...

Stunning coloring, beautiful fiber, and perfect vintage effect! Thanks for playing in this week's Spotlight challenge!!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is stunning Stephanne!! Love your coloring and design with the layout and flowers. Gorgeous. Thanks for joining us at Sat. Spotlight this week.

Claire Phillips said...

She is sooo beautiful and what a great job you have done with her - fabulous invite - love it! x

Anonymous said...

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