Sunday, April 11, 2010

Magnolia Down Under Challenge #41


This week's challenge over at Magnolia Down Under Challenge is "olden days" - colour image blacks, greys and whites - but have coloured pattern paper.

I'm not quite sure if I fulfilled the challenge properly but I also needed to make my daughter's 18th card and her favourite colours are black, white and red. The "18 today" panel I cut using my craft robo from a free file I found on someone's blog - when I get a chance I'll track it down and link it here if anyone else wants it - it's on my laptop which is currently hooked up to the stereo for the party!!! This panel was supposed to sit over the stripe DP square on the front of the card - but I just couldn't get it to work without covering it up too much - so I popped it on the inside of the card and we all signed around it.

I've added some stickles to the flower edges and some pearls and rhinestones for added birthday bling. I'll be back soon and will share some party pics with you!

I've had a sneak peek of some of the other DT work and think they've fulfilled the olden days" part of the challenge in a much more inspiring way - so pop over and check them out! At least I used one of my favourite Tilda's from an older collection - LOL.

xXx

31 comments:

Joan said...

What an awesome card. The black makes such a striking accent.

Debra James said...

Debbie, your card is wonderful. I love the papers you have used- it really makes the black and white photo "POP" and the the black lacey scroll looks gorgeous. Hope your daughter had a Fabulous birthday and lots of FUN was had. Hugs xxxxx

Tracey Feeger said...

Oh wow Debbie this is wonderful. I love the colours you used and the images is cute to boot (of course).
mwah
Trace

Cheryl said...

This is stunning Debbie,what a beautiful colour combo and I just love the swirls and 18 today panel!!! Brilliant work!! I hope the party went well,you must be tired today.
xx

~Christina~ said...

I absolutely love the grey card with the splash of color :) :)

Leigh said...

I think it's a fantastic card Debbie. I'm sure your daughter will love it.

Sue said...

I love this Debbie it is adorable, love te black swirls and how you have added the coloured DP, very striking, an Tilda looks gorgeous, you are just too clever!
hugs
Sue x

Sue said...

I think this adorable Tilda with the pony tail fits the bill for the challenge perfectly. Enjoy your daughters big day!!


Hugs
Sue

Kylie said...

Gorgeous Debbie!! I love this image at the moment. She is soo pretty! Your daughter will love her birthday card!!
Hope you are having a great weekend,
Hugs
KylieK

Fran said...

Gorgeous card Debbie, love every detail :) Tilda is coloured beautifully and the swirly border she is sitting on is fabulous. Hope the party went off without a hitch and I can't wait to see the pics!!

Liam said...

What a beautiful card. Love it.

Liam

Leonie said...

Happy birthday to your big girl Debbie, how exciting! Hope it all went well! I loveyour card here, it is gorgeous!

April Rose said...

I love the red paper and red tulips! Tilda is colored beautifully, especially her gorgeous black hair! Your olden days card is beautiful and very inspiring! Happy B-Day to your daughter!
Hugs,
April

Melodie said...

Wow, Debbie, your card is again so fantastic, I love the colours.
Hugs
Melodie

Chat Noir said...

Hope you've recovered, and the house has survived!! Love your colouring as usual, especially Tilda's hair. What sort of flowers did you use? Did you make them or do they come like that.... they're lovely.

Jackie Thomas said...

Oh Debbie, this card is gorgeous. Your daughter will adore it. xo Jackie

Jane said...

Stunning card Debbie! Love the striped paper with the blacks and greys - so gorgeous! hugs, Jane xxx

Dena said...

Of course you rocked this challenge, you always do!!!! Such a great card! Your embellishments are sooooo pretty and Tilda is colored to a "T".
You'll have to let us all know how the party goes. Sounds like it may be a hum dinger.

Jodie from Oz said...

Debbie,
A challenge is what we interpret and your interpretation is just gorgeous. I love this sweet Tilda, she is coloured so wonderfully. The 18 panel is fabulous and I hope the Party went well, looking forward to seeing some pics. Have a great week. hugs Jodie from Oz

Tasha said...

This is beautiful, i love the colours and detail
love tasha xx

Annette Bowes said...

Absolutely gorgeous Debbie, love your layout and amzing colouring as always, hope you all had a fantastic day, take careX:)

Marlene said...

Fantastic!!! Please teach me how to do black hair!!!

Sammi said...

LOVELY!!! Gorgeous colouring Debbie!! :D Bet your daughter loved it! Hope she had a good day!

Kristy Young said...

This is gorgeous Debbie!!! Love what u have done!
Hope Sarah's 18th was fabulous!
Kristy xx

Kim Yu said...

This is a fabulous card, Debbie! I love the color contrast! Your card really stands out!

Cami said...

Oh Debbie, your card is beautiful and you colored your images so wonderfully! I struggle to color black hair and here you've colored Tilda to perfection! Great layout, coloring, and embellies! Hugs, Cami

~Christina~ said...

I just finished a post on my blog linking up my 10 favorite scrappy bloggers and of course you made the list. I thought you should know how much you have inspired me!!

http://sameoldscrap.blogspot.com/2010/04/beautiful-bloggers.html

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

Happy Birthday to Sarah! Hope you had a lovely time celebrating. This is a wonderful combo of colours! And ... I think the colour panel just gives a little more pizzazz. But ... even without this colour ... you can do no wrong!!! :wink: Hugs, Andrea xxx

Chantelle said...

It's fabulous Debbie - you do black so well. Great design.

Kellie Winnell said...

WOW Debbie this is stunning as I knew it would be when the challenge was set, you always amazing me and blow me away! I am sure Sarah was when she seen this stunna!
An inspiration to all joining us this week.
Hugs Kel xx

Lynda said...

Heya O'Talented and spunky one!! This card is so fantastic for the occasion...it is hard for one to get their head around the fact that someone as youthful, vibrant and talented as youself has an 18y.o!!! Love how the colour of the DP has been picked up in the flower. The cut out is also awesome. Hope you have/had a great party!! ooxx