Magnolia Down Under Challenge!

Zoe October 7, 2012 13
Magnolia Down Under Challenge!

Hi Everyone,

It’s been a long long time since I posted here. So much has gone on and I have had so many funny stories that I had wanted to share but excuses excuses… I just didn’t get around to typing them up and posting. I have become a TERRIBLE blogger!!!!

Well hopefully that will change for at least twice a month! heheΒ  My gorgeous girlfriends from Magnolia Down Under Challenges have asked me to come play with them. I am excited to be joining them as I haven’t been on the same team as all of them at once before. It will be heaps of fun and will likely help pull me from my little bubble I find myself hiding in…Β  hehe

Now you know I looooove my maggies so it’s going to be a great excuse for me to MAKE time to ink some of my many ‘clean’ stamps I have been drooling over but haven’t made time to use. I’m sure I just need to get back into the swing of things and stop stressing so much over the layout of my cards. It’s what puts me off every time. I just wish they would turn out how I imagine them…Β  LOL Oh well..

So today’s card was made with ‘Halo Tilda’ who I had coloured some time ago. I have a bunch of coloured images sitting around waiting to be matched and decorated with pretty papers. πŸ™‚

The CHALLENGE is to incorporate THREE of your favourite colours!

Well… RED is my favourite colour to colour with. I always seem to go for my reds and then have to tell myself to try something else. πŸ™‚

I am a little drawn towards PINK at the moment and I LOVE inking my edges with chocolate ink so I am going for a ‘PINK/BROWN’ second colour combo here…Β  Well that’s what I am sticking too!! haha

And to help tie it all together I have used White…

I have been designing some new Christmas Themed chipboard which I will soon be releasing – I love how the snoflake border flourish turned out – it is so fine in detail – and the snowflakes behind the image is part of an oval frame and can be place above or unde rthe image. I covered each with white embossing powder to make them really stand out. I love the results of embossing powder on the fine detailed chippies. πŸ™‚

Also, I have just released my new sentiment rubber stamps! Happy Days Tab Sentiments
It’s just a little ‘every day’ set but the idea for them is to have something nice and little that you can just tuck in somewhere on your card. It also comes with a bonus little set of matching chipboard cutouts!

As you can see I had to include my very favourite tag line ‘Big Squeezes’ – you’ll be able to easily stamp out Big Squeezes to all your friends and family too!! hehe

oh and of course mine are ‘ones that really squish you’ – hahaa

OK, well that’s all from me for now. I hope you’re having a wonderful weekend!!


Stop over to see the AH-MAZING creations my new teamies have created for this challenge – you’ll be sure to dribbling all over your keyboard. πŸ˜€
Magnolia Down Under Challenges


Big Aussie Squeezes!!!


ZoeΒ  xo




  1. Louise Fraenell October 7, 2012 at 9:08 pm - Reply

    Hiya Zoe!
    A HUGE WELCOME to our amazing MDUC family πŸ™‚ Youll love it here, we are so honored and happy to work alongside you πŸ™‚

    This first card is sooooo gorgeous, I loved it already as you shared it in our group and now I have seen it a couple of times and its so adorable my jaw dropped as Im leaving this comment. Your coloring is beyond awesome and those papers make me drool πŸ™‚
    BEAUTIFUL πŸ™‚ Cant wait to see what youll create in the future πŸ™‚

    Biggest of hugs

  2. Candy October 8, 2012 at 1:03 pm - Reply

    Zoe, you knock my socks off every time I see your MAGNIFICENT colouring!!!!
    Love,your card and the beautiful chip board.
    Now I am running over to check out your stamps :o)
    Hugs, Candy

  3. Delphine October 9, 2012 at 4:10 am - Reply

    Well I am so glad they asked you to join them, it means we will see more of your unique cards!!! Gorgeous card and gorgeous colouring… and gorgeous chippies!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! BIG hugs Delphine xx

  4. Rene October 22, 2012 at 4:23 am - Reply

    This is (of course!) beautiful…I loooove that die along the edge! Just stunning! No pressure but I only expect the best from you! Lol! And you NEVER disappoint!
    Glad to see your post…it’s been too long Zoe!
    Rene πŸ˜€

  5. Christina C. October 22, 2012 at 4:43 am - Reply

    OMG, Zoe, such a magnificent work of art!!!!
    This is drop-dead gorgeous….superb coloring and phenomenal design work and details! BRAVO!!!!!!!!!!!

  6. Karen Stark October 22, 2012 at 5:53 am - Reply

    This is gorgeous!! : )

  7. Julie P October 22, 2012 at 7:40 am - Reply

    I love that snowflake border just beautiful, very pretty card
    Hugs Julie P

  8. ~Maz~ October 22, 2012 at 8:54 am - Reply

    Fabulous colouring Zoe.
    your layout is wonderful. looooove it.
    hugs Maz

  9. Kelly N October 22, 2012 at 11:38 am - Reply

    Zoe, I love the snowflake peaking out and the other one as a border. Your coloring is so gorgeous, I love it!

  10. Norma October 22, 2012 at 2:19 pm - Reply

    Zoe, absolutely gorgeous. Your colouring is as awesome as ever. Beautiful DP’s and I love your snowflake embellishments–they’re exquisite.

  11. Frances October 23, 2012 at 2:27 am - Reply

    Wonderful creation , Zoe! Love the red dress!,hugs Frances.

  12. Linda Palmer October 23, 2012 at 3:11 am - Reply

    This is so beautiful. I love your coloring and have one of your books. This is a fabulous card.

  13. Caio October 25, 2012 at 4:06 pm - Reply

    Stunning card with beautiful embellishments spreading all over :o)

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