24 February 2010

Magnolia Down Under Challenges # 34 and something new to play with!

Hi all,

Well - I have been twitching and twitching. I ordered something gorgeous to play with about a week and a half ago from the US and I've not really been in the mood to do much while I've been waiting for them to arrive... and guess what was in my mail box this morning!!! Yep - but I will tell you what it was in a minute...

Here is my easel card for this week's Magnolia Down Under Challenges (#34) Make an Easel Card. I have turned my easel card into a little desk calendar.

I have a new stamp of little Edwin from the 2008 Summer by the Sea collection. He is so cute. So I thought he needed a little beach scene to sit on. I finally used a piece of my Magnolia paper with the little clouds. It really hurt to cut it!! And some lemony dotty paper I've had for a while. The 'water' is made using some blue white core card stock through the cuttlebug and sanded to get the waves. The little rock is just some kraft scrap that I've scrunched and inked. And I made the little boat from half a circle and scalloped the edge and some little triangle sails! I was worried what I had in my mind wasn't going to come to fruition when I put it to the card - but it was easy peasy! And lots of fun.

Can you guess what Edwin was coloured with?

A little close up.... some glitter on his little wings :)

And a view of the calendar and some bucket and spade brads....

MY NEW COPICS!!! Yep - that is what I've been waiting for and oh wow - what a joy to colour with. It is going to take a bit of practice, but it will be worth it. Ahhhhhh.... Copics.

Other challenges for this card are...

Stamp with Fun - Stitching
Crafty Creations #55 - Stitching
Saturday Spotlight #19 - Mess around (Distressing, Tearing, Inking edges)
Papersundaes #6 - Distressing


  1. Oh WoW! So creative, love the use of papers for elements here. Outstanding card! Have fun with those new Copic...lucky girl! Thanks for joining us at MDUC. ~Chelsea

  2. I love your card so cute copic markers are the best hey I love mine were did you find your magnolia stamps I have a few but would love to shop for more.

  3. MOGoodness Kylie. This is amazing. So much has gone into this. Love the way you've done your boat and clouds. (they look good cut, don't worry). Is this your 1st time colouring with copics? It looks like you've been doing it forever! Fabulous card.

    Kylie ox

  4. WOW WOW WOW this is absolutly gorgeous!!! You have rocked the easel card.
    And oooh look at all the copics yummy.
    Thanks so much for for joining us this week at MDUC.
    Kristy x

  5. Im a sucker for scene cards and this one is STUNNING. I love the beach scene, so typically Aussie weather.The embossed water is very effective plus I love the little charm and the colour combo is Spot- On. Wow u have a great choice of copics there, so have fun..... its exciting when things we ordered arrive- big kids in a candy shop. Hugs xxxx

  6. WOW WOW WOW - I'm in awe of this wonderful little beach scene you've created - stunning job!!! Even the border punch you've used looks like sea shells - a lot of thought has gone into the details! Love it!

    Thanx for joining us at MDUC this week.

  7. Wow! Beautiful card, so creative and unique! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations Challenge!

    Saskia :)

  8. WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOW Kylie I don't know where to start. First off YAY you got your long awaited copics and I don't know what your talking about your colouring look amazing to me. The amount of detail and effort that has gone into this is amazing! Absolutely LOVE it! Thanks for joining us at MDUC and Stamp with Fun :)
    Hugs Kel xx

  9. This is a stunning Easel card!! Love the scene you have created and all your details!! Beautiful image!! What an awesome take on the Mess Around Challenge at Sat. Spotlight. Thanks for joining us this week!

  10. wow! - great easel card! love how you created a scene! perfect! great distressing too!
    Thanks for playing with us at Paper Sundaes!

  11. Wonderful!!! Gorgeous easel card and calendar!! Thanks for playing the Crafty Creations challenge! Hope you'll join us again!

  12. Oh my goodness girl!! I LOVE it!! LOVE the pretty coloring and your distressing details are amazing!! The easel with the calendar is so perfect and I'm so ready for March and warm weather about now!! :) thanks so much for joining with us at Saturday Spotlight this week!! HUGS

  13. Fabulous card, I love it!
    Monique (Netherlands)

  14. So, so cute! Awesome easel creation! Thanks so much for joining us at Saturday Spotlight! I look forward to seeing more of your creations in the weeks to come!!

  15. Super cute!!! Love that it's a calendar and that pail and shovel are perfect! Thanks for sharing with us at Saturday Spotlight!

  16. Gorgeous. Love the DP - matches this image perfectly. Gorgeous colouring. Great easel card. Thanks for joining us at MDUC.

  17. Love the card. My first copics are in the post now and will hopefuly arrive next week.. I'm so excited :) Thanks for playing along with us this week at Magnolia Down Under Challenges!

  18. Great easel card! Copics are amazing, I'm so addicted I'm sure you will be too! Thanks for playing with us at Paper Sundaes :)

  19. Kylie, wow, your Easel card is beautiful. Love the scene you've created and the combo of sweet images. These papers and your detail are fabulous. A wonderful take on the challenge, thanks for joining us at Magnolia Down Under. Have a great weekend. Hugs Jodie from Oz

  20. Very very clever!! Love that Edwin and your scene is fantastic!! Thanks for sharing with us at MDUC!!

  21. oh wow oh wow oh wow... love it!!!!!


Hi! I'd love to hear what you think of my creations. Please leave a comment or ask any questions.