Thursday, November 12, 2009

MDUSS#1, MDUC@26, A spoon full of sugar, Quixotic's #2

Hi all, Yippee finally finished my Magnolia Down Under Store Challenge #1 - which was to make a card/creation using at least one Magnolia Stamp from the "Yummy for My Tummy" range, also managed to combine it with Kellie's Magnolia Down Under Sketch Challenge #26, I have inked my newly purchased Magnolia stamps Chef Tilda and Kitchen and most of the papers are Magnolia, all bought from Kellie's Magnolia Shop.
Not for blowing my own trumpet but I am pleased with this sketch as I usually use more bold colours, so got to be one of my first pastel creations.

The ribbon I purchased from Bizzy Bec's just love it over an inch wide. Flower and kitchen charms from my stash. I thought this made a lovely scene so have entered A Spoon full of Sugar #77 - "Create a Scene".

I distressed all the papers doesn't show up too much in the photo, which qualified for Just Magnolias challenge - Distressing

I hand stitched around the edge using a pale pink embroidery thread, I know it isn't very straight but I don't have the fancy gadget, just a ruler. Which happens to fit in with Quixotic's Challenge #2 - Stitching, which could be a card, tag, altered item, etc. I am so pleased with the way the dresser came out I started to colour in browns but just knew it had to be purple. Added a few glasses to the dresser, using Special Effects. Had to go back to my SU markers with blender pen as I don't have pastel purple Copics or Touchmarkers for colouring in, but used touchmarkers for the hair.

The jars have homemade Blackberry Jelly and Raspberry Jam, (specially made by Granny), put speical effects on the jars, when I put everything together felt there was something missing so made my own little Magnolia picture. My sketch is the inside of the Kaisercraft recipe box I had in my head needed to be made (not my brightest of ideas). Took ages to paint (twice).
Put all the necessary paper on, then for the first time typed the sentiment on the computer (big smiles) I was going to put photos in the side frames, but just couldn't pick out four.
Anyway went to put the box together last night and guess what it would not go together, the tabs wouldn't fit in the holes etc etc. So had to go to work with me today and I filed all the tabs, then had to file the edges and still disapointed as it is not square (not my filing) so not too impressed with this kit project. Then I had to touch up the paint after dusting it down. Just love that blueberry and peachy paper.

Thanks for looking, happy crafting, take careX:)


  1. Oh Annette,
    This is wonderful. What a huge project and to be able to enter all those different challenges. Well done.

  2. WOW Annette this is an AWESOME project! Love everything you've done to create your gorgeous little scene - that little hanging picture is too cute! I can see your colouring is getting better and better!
    It may have caused you some trouble but as far as I can tell it's been worth it!!!

  3. what an adorable and cute card! Love all the little details you added! GORGEOUS!!!
    {love} Sylvia

  4. This is so cute and very creative! Love the scene you created and the recipe box!
    Jodi =)

  5. I love this Scrapbook of Recipes, is a beautiful idea.

  6. Oh my how fabulous is this. I love it. What a great creation. Would never have thought to do something like that and it looks terrific. I am sure whomever receives it - if you give it away - will love it. Great job with the sketch. Thanks for joining us once again at MDUC.

  7. Hi Annette!
    love your cards! pleased to find you: we have a bit in common, same name and both ex-pats! hugs Nettie

  8. I have to say that this looks even better in real life, having seen it myself! It looks fantastic, you have done an amazing job on it.

  9. this is so sweet. love the little details

  10. I can't find a comment link to your card above, but I just wanted to tell you that it's adorable and we thank you for playing with us at Saturday Spotlight this week!! HUGS

  11. WOW, WOW, WOW Annette this is GORGEOUS OMG WOW! The time this must had taken, I have one put together un-made, can I just drop it off to you and pick it up next month, hehe, I LOVE it! Thanks so much for playing along and joining us at Magnolia Down Under Challenges. Hope to see you back again next challenge. xx

    Hugs, Kel
    MDUC Site Owner.

  12. Annette, Wow love your scene, Tilda looks adorable sitting up there on her cupboards & considering all your probs with the Recipe box it turned out wonderfully.
    Thanks for joining us at Magnolia Down Under Challenges and hope to see you again next time.
    P.S thanks for stopping by my blog & leaving such sweet comments.
    Hugs Jodie from Oz

  13. OMG this is just stunning, love everything about it. Hugs Michele x

  14. Oh wow, this is lovely!! What a wonderful idea and that scene you've created with our sketch is beautiful, love Tilda's cameo on the kitchen and yummy, those jams must be delish!! Such a lovely recipe box, just love how you've added the papers to it and you made those sentiments on your computer, wow!! Thanks for sharing with us at MDUC and at MDU's store challenge. Have a great week!!

  15. Oh my goodness that is just fabulous! what a wonderful idea and made so beautifully. Thanks for joining the Quixotic Paperie Challenge this week. Kim

  16. `You did a wonderful job making this great card. Love your little magnolia in the corner.
    Don't you just love Magnolia :-))

    Kind Regards, Ellen from the Netherlands


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