15 May 2011

These are a few of my favourite things.......

Do I have you singing yet? hehehe. The song is definitely in my head :)

The challenge this week at Magnolia Down Under Challenges is "Your Favourite Things"... and well, lets just say I packed a few of mine onto this card.  If you are looking for inspiration, the DT has done an amazing job this week, as they do every week so I encourage you to check out the Magnolia Down Under Challenges blog.

I have used the most adorable Magnolia stamp I own - this is "Lilla Ballerina" from Summer 2006 - wow hey? I just adore the early Maggies. I've coloured her with Copics but the blue hue and the grass is done with Prisma pencils. Something I love to do is use a fun Doo Hickey die on the edge of my card and kraft is usually the cardstock I choose for my card base. It is a great neutral cardstock that I pick up again and again. Some more of my favourite things on this card are.... stitching, lace, pearls, a charm, Magnolia papers (gorgeous texture and quality), and flowers (from Wild Orchid Crafts).

The sentiement is also a Magnolia Stamp from the Pets and Animals 2009 collection - and I just love it, my friends are a one of my favourite things ;)

So enough chatter from me ... Please join us this week at MDUC, we would love to see what your favourite things are.

I would like to enter this card into these challenges:
Just Magnolia and Hanglar Stanglar - Make it Lacy
Creative Craft Challenges - Distressed/Vintage
Everybody Art - Flowers
Lets Craft and Create - Sew Lovely
And Oldie but a Goodie - Flowers
Papertake Weekly - Fancy a punch

I also want to show you something pretty amazing - a painting my Mum in law did for our dining room - wow - I wish I could paint! It is a little hard to see in the photo (I took it when the sun was going down) but the detail is just amazing.

Well.. that is it from me today. I am working on projects for the next Magnolia Ink magazine right now (yep! the autumn edition already!) so I may be a little quiet for the next couple of weeks. I will have a little something sweet up for grabs for you in the next few days however, so please don't go too far!

Enjoy the rest of your weekend,


  1. Oh wow Kylie!! I love your sweet card ♥ This early ballerina Tilda is the cutest!
    And what a beautiful painting by your mum in law! Fits perfect in your dining room:)
    Have a wonderful Sunday!
    Big hugs, Camilla

  2. Hi Kylie!!
    Miss tilda is so cute. I haven't seen this one before. Amazing how they have evolved over the years. A lovely layout and border.

    Your painting from you MIL is fabulous. I love this type of painting. Looks super close up.
    Hugs Maz

  3. Hi hunny!
    Oh Kylie! I had almost forgotten about these GORGOUES early stamps :)
    This is beautiful and I totally see that you've used a lot of your favs :) I also adore the labels ten and your colouring is amazing as usual :)
    Lovely papers and fabby flowers :)


  4. Oh how gorgeous hun. So is your mil's Painting. So gorgeous. xx Got one done today for the mag xxxx
    Love Debbie xxx

  5. love this kylie i love the old stamps too i havent got her though im very jealous !!
    hugs sara x x x

  6. Gorgeous card and your mil's painting if fabulous!

  7. What a beautiful card

    Thanks for joining us at OLDIE BUT A GOODIE this time and good luck!


  8. Another amazing creation Kylie, love all the detail on your card. That's also one fabulous picture your mum-in-law has created for you, it looks stunning.

  9. Stunning card and stunning painting, WOW!
    Helen x

  10. What a gorgeous card!! Beautiful details!
    hugs, Marlies

  11. I can see why that stamp is one of your faves - too cute! love the doohickey edge, gorgeous Kylie ♥
    btw - wowsers.. your MIL painting looks stunning!!

  12. Gorgeous card and wow wow wow to your MIL for the painting.

  13. Kylie, this is absolutely G-O-R-G-E-O-U-S!!!!!!!!
    lOVE, LOVE this magnificent card.....you are a true master of this art!

  14. This is a stunning card hun and that magnolia stamp is such a cutie! It's funny how much they have changed over the years :) Lovely painting by your mother in law too xxx

  15. Gorgeous card. Thanks for joining us at Creative Craft Challenge.

    Bev x

  16. So wonderful Kylie,I love the image and the colours.
    So gorgeous papers and the details.

    Hugs Riet.xx

  17. You and your wonderful inspiration are few of my fav things hun :-) Wow, this is such a sweet card again! Luv it...
    Hugs Ing

  18. OMG this is stunning hun! breathtaking colours and details and this Maggie is so beautiful! What a clever MIL you have too - her painting is incredible! hugs, Jane x

  19. Oh my good golly, this is a beauty!!! What a treasure trove of yumminess you have on here and that image, ohhhh, CUTE!!!! Gotta love it when the "old school" images come out for a play!!
    hugs, stephanne

  20. WOW Kylie this is soooooo cute!!! I have never seen this image before. And wow your MIL's painting is absolutely stunning!! Goes beautifully in your dining room. AND you make projects for the MAGNOLIA INK MAGAZINE?! I am so jealous. Ahhhhh...one day!! hee hee

  21. A gorgeous card. I love the papers. Thank you for joining us at Creative Craft.

    Nikki x

  22. Another gorgeous card with your usual amazing eye for detail.
    Hugs xo


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