Sunday, July 18, 2010

Magnolia Down Under Challenge #55

This week at Magnolia Down Under Challenges we are asking you to theme your creation around a SEASON - it's probably fairly obvious which season I went with - LOL.

I was really lucky to find this fabulous shadow box frame in an op shop (thrift store) recently. My daughter loves to find bargains amongst the clothing racks while I tend to fossic among the books and nick nacks on the shelves. The frame didn't need much work - I just had to open it up and remove the cheesy little wooden animals that were living in each square and give the glass a good clean.

Unfortunately I did find a problem with the frame - each square is only 3 1/4" high - and most of my Magnolia stamps were too tall! I had intended to do all 4 seasons - one per box - but these guys were 2 that fit and were both for Winter - so this became my "snow much fun" frame - LOL. There is icy glitter everywhere and I ended up sparkling for several days - LOL.

The best part was the depth of each frame - I managed to create a fun 3D effect in the "scene" boxes and pushed the other boxes up closer to the front by padding behind the DP - it's added a lot of interest and fun. All the DP is from Magnolia. I'm going to enter it in this month's Creatalicious Challenges where they're asking you to show something 3D - I haven't had a chance to enter over there for some time so it will be fun to play along - LOL.

Don't forget to to go and check out what other season's the DT have to inspire you this week at the Magnolia Down Under Challenges Blog - and check out the little prize parcel I've put together for some lucky winner!

And because today is my birthday AND because I've reached the incredible milestone of having 300 followers which is absolutely amazing and I'm grateful for each and every one - I've decided one random comment from this post will get this little prize parcel from me - it's a "pigeon pair" to the winner's prize I'm putting up at MDUC. There are 6 embroidered snowflake doilies/decorations I made, a pack of rhinestones, 6 charms and some Magnolia rubber - I'll announce the winner on Thursday, 22nd July - chosen because I'm a Thursday's Child with far to go - LOL.



Andrea said...

this is delightful x

Anne Kristine said...

Your card is gorgeous!
So many lovely details!
Love it !

Happy...happy... birthday to you!!!
Wish you a nice day!!!
Hugs Anne Kristine

gobeagirl said...

Hi Debbie. This is out of this world Beautiful! OMWord, I just love it. What a great idea and your designs if perfect. Hugs, Lisa G

Cassie_lu said...

How amazing is the shadow box. You did a fab job and the details you put into it is just stunning.

Merry said...

Debbie this is stunning and would make a wonderful Christmas ornament. Love the snow hanging down in the frames...such wonderful details.

hellerlittle said...

oh, i´m first *ups

Hallo from the other side !!!
And warm wishing birthday to you
I don´t sing a song *nono
But I wish you all the best and may even one dream come true for You !!!

About your 3D project:
It´s absolutly great – done with so much love in,
I edmire it realy …

So, now have a great B-Day,
I´m going to sleep ;o)

Hugs from Germany

Melissa said...

Oh Wow - this one really caught my eye!!! absolutely gorgeous!!

Jodie from Oz said...

Happy Birthday Debbie, I hope you have a wonderful day. OMG, your Shadow Box is breathtakingly beautiful, each and every little details are amazing, I love it and as for the sparkle, you sparkle every day. Big birthday hugs Jodie from Oz

Kylie said...

Oh Debbie - I love your shaddow box frame! It is just gorgeous! Look at all of the work that went into it! Seriously amazing!!
AND - HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! I hope you have a wonderful day with loads of pressies and cake!! Enjoy your day!!

Karen said...

Happy Birthday, Birthdee Girl!! Hope your having a wonderful day!! I love your snowy frame it looks very very beautiful!! Its a fabby idea to have 4 seasons bummer it wasn't guna work... oh well I think this one is better:-) I wow 300 followers WOW that is awesome. Thanks for the chance of winning some of those yummy snowflakes and other bits and bobs. I love your snowflakes... they are yum. Ok Happy Birthday again hun!!

Sharon (Stitches on Mars) said...

I love the card and the snowflakes look pretty cool too (and perfectly in keeping with the card's theme)
Looking forward to seeing you & Jen on Thursday and seeing this in the flesh.
Happy Birthday little sis.

Anonymous said...

BEAUTIFUL!!! What a great recycling of that frame!

Tracey Feeger said...

Happy Birthday Debbie. Hope you have a wonderful day.

Love it. I tend to do that too when I go to the Op shop but I haven't been for a long time. I might get some old books next time to use as backgrounds. Thanks for the idea LOL.
I love everything about your shadowbox. Great inspiration.

Autumn said...

Happy, Happy Birthday to you! I'll be celebrating mine next Sunday. Anyway, I love this little project, too cute! Can I also say those snowflakes you made are just AWESOME! You are one talented lady! Hope you have a wonderful birthday!

Lisa Hjulberg said...

Happy Birthday Dear Debbie!!!! What an incredible post for your birthday, dear girl! That snow box is beyond sensational! I'll say one thing, as Thursday's child you don't have far go to when it comes to beautiful artistry, but you do have far to go to get here to the US to visit!!!

Love and hugs to you my friend, with all good wishes for every one of your dreams to come true!


Peta's Blog said...

Happy Birthday to you!!! I won't make you listen to me singing the whole song, coz, I just just hold a note, I even make cats run away hehehe.
Wow Debbie, you have outdone yourself, this is Awesome!!!! I love each and every detail, every little box is a delight, I LOVE the 3D effect, it is Stunning, I can'ty stop looking at it all, I love the snowflakes and the icy snow and gorgeous glitter everywhere. I think I might hit the op shops in seach for little treasures now LOL.
Anyway, I hope you have a fantastic day and that everyone spoils you lots! Hugs and cheers xoxoxo Peta

Sue said...

Wow Debbie love it, you have done an awesome job as always. Happy Birthday hope its a good one. and wow all those followers congrats.
Sue xoxoxox

Eulanda said...

WOW!! WOW!! WOW!! Need I say more? No. But I'm going to! ha ha! OMG I JUST LUV IT!! Did you use glitter paper for your icicles? LOVE THAT! Your coloring? Gorgeous cause you actually colored a snowman. That amazes me. Snowmen are suppose to be white so I love to see how people define something that is white. Add a little light blue or grey and voila! The snowflakes? Adorable! My favorite time of year to make cards for. Not my favorite season but ... LOL! Also HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEBBIE!! I hope it was a good one for you!! Birthday hugs! Those are a bit bigger then everyday hugs. LOL!

Chat Noir said...

Happy Birthday dear friend!! And now we've got somewhere else to go together... op-shop hunting. Its my secret obsession, unlike the other one you got me into which threatens to overtake my house!!

Love this little frame and what you've achieved with it. Its a beauty.

lots of love

Annette Bowes said...

Another amazing creation Debbie, this will beautiful on display at Christmas time! Love all your beautiful detail, wonderful scene.
Wishing you a very Happy Birthday, didn't realise our birthdays were so close. Hope you have a wonderful day and get spoilt with lots of crafting goodies!
Congratulations on your 300 followers and what gorgeous embroidered goodies. You definately have come far! Take CareX:)

Linda said...

Hi Debbie,
I love your shadow box! What a great idea :) I too love fossicking in op shops for bargains!
Happy Birthday! Hope you have had a wonderful day :)

Kylie said...

OMG Deb. That shadow box is gorgeous! Yet another brilliant idea from Debalicious!! You never cease to amaze me Deb. Love your ideas, keep 'em comin'.

Hope you have a fantastic day.

Hugs Kylie ox

Renkata said...

Happy Birthday dear Debbie!

Wow love your project. Look like wonder window :) Love it.

Alison said...

Oh my goodness - HAPPY BIRTHDAY, and I hope you had a lovely day (how silly am I for forgetting what day it is today - so sorry).

This is such an amazing creation too, it is just beautiful - so much work (no surprised there is glitter everywhere lol).


Shake said...

happy birthday to you...
Happy birthday to you...
Happy birthday to Debbie, happy birthday to you!

Hugs, Shake

Melodie said...

Wow, your card is really fantastic.

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

Happy Birthday to you. What a talented lady you are, these creations just wow me, taking in every gorgeous detail. Your frame will look gorgeous on the wall Christmas time. janex

Chantelle said...

This is lovely work Debbie - looks pretty cold - you've done an amazing job with this weeks challenge.
A very happy birthday - hope you've had a wonderful day. All the best x

Aisling said...

Debbie, I LOVE what you've done with that icecle punch! Your shadowbox is stunningly beautiful. Happy Birthday!

Sammi @ Mad for Markers said...

This is just gorgeous Debbie! LOVE it!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you!!!

Sharon said...

Happy Birthday Debbie! I hope you've had a wonderful day. I love the shadow box - what a fabulous find. It looks wonderful :)

Sharon x

Emma said...

This is Gorgeous Debbie! Love the idea of them in a box frame, looks amazing! Happy Birthday! Hope you have had a great day!

Anne said...

Just popped in to wish you a happy birthday Debbie, congratulate you on your milestone followers, to say your card is fabulous, and your snowflakes are simply amazing!! You should be selling those - they are stunning! xx

Carolyn said...

Debbie, this is the most stunning project I have ever seen. I absolutely love everything you've done to it and all the embellishments you've added. I can't believe the work put into this. I absolutley love your snowflakes you've made on the machine and would love to buy some off you. Please contact me if you are interested in selling some. Definately stunning. Have a wonderful birthday.
Hugs xx

Debbie Dolphin said...

really gorgeous debbie. I really cant get into the christmas mood yet!!!lol
love debbie xxx

Jane said...

Firstly....HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!! mwah xxx Secondly....OMG those snowflakes are amazing you are so talented!!!! Thirdly....OMG this picture is so gorgeous!! Love the little 3D scenes and the details are absolutely stunning! Such gorgeous work hun. Hugs, Jane xxx

Robyn said...

Happy birthday, have fun on your special day. Love the shadow box, the scenes in the boxes are great, just gorgeous. Love the snowflakes.

Kristine said...

♫ Happy Happy Birthday ♪
♪ May ALL your dreams come true ♫
♫ Happy Happy Birthday ♪
♪ Do it again, Do it again, we LOVE to celebrate YOU! ♫

I wish for you a wonderful year ahead, full of happiness and FUN!


Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

Hope you had a fantastic birthday, Debbie ... wanted to get here last night (my phone alert reminded me!) ... to wish you a happy birthday ... but we were out all day yesterday ... then dinner at Gav's mums! I hope you did something really special ... and was treated like a princess all day!
I have just sat and looked and looked at the detail on this gorgeous project! (Don't have the time ... but couldn't go past it until I had a really good look.) What a darling project ... I wonder where you are going to put this one? Love the whole themed idea ...even if you weren't able to do all 4 seasons! This is gorgeous! No wonder you are a designer on soooooo many teams! Love it! Oh ... and I was wondering where you buy your pkts of rhinestones from??? (No ... that was not a hint to pick me for the candy!!!) Big birthday hugs from Andrea xxxx

Marlene said...

What a gorgeous project!!! I hope you had a happy birthday. I know you've been feeling under the weather - so hopefully you were able to TASTE your cake so you could enjoy it! :) Lovely little prize packet you've got going there!

Jean said...

And who says we can't find bargins and turn them into beautiful works of art.. You sure did... simply gorgeous shadow box, love each window and love your embroidered doilie. The sentiment is so perfect and each window tells a story all its own.. perfect coloring and love the snow hanging down... just a darling box..
And Happy Birthday!!!
Hugs, Jean

Lovely Linda said...

Haoopy Birthday Debbie from Canberra - I am thrilled to discover your blog and am going to LOVE following you! Love this gorgeous Candy - thank you for the opportunity to play for it! LOVE it! I am off to link you to my Blog:
and would love you to visit cometime! Thanks again!!{{{hugs}}}

Helen said...

Your card is gorgeous! I love the window look and your colors and everything are wonderful! I love looking at this!!! :) I hope you have a wonderful birthday, also!

Cheryl said...

WOW absolutely gorgeous and so much amazing detail!!! Beautiful work!! Happy Birthday to you.....I hope you had a wonderful day!!

Sue said...

Debbie, what a beautiful, creative project! Those icicles are perfect! What a good eye you have to look at that frame and come up with such a wonderful finished piece. What a fun idea.

Happy Birthday, hope it was spent with those you love, some cake and ice cream and a gift or two!


Christine Henderson said...

Beautiful work always! And I love the snowflakes you make...they are beautiful. Glad you had a lovely birthday. xxx

Anonymous said...

Wow--what a gorgeous shadowbox you've created--so clever and creative! I love all the wintery details and beautifully colored images. I hope you had a very happy birthday!

debby4000 said...

Oh WOW this is stunning, wonderful work.

RubyM:) said...

OOOOHHHH GAAA GOSH!!!! This is beautiful my lady!!!! Today is your Bday ??!!! yeah!! HIP HIP HOORAY HIP HIP HORRAY LOL!!!
I hope that wasn't cheesy ha ha. OK I NEED TO DO THIS ONE,

Your one of a kind and we wish you all the best things in life.(millions of stamps)

GIRL!!! Look at this creation were gonna have to swap xmas projects he he.SOOOOO PRETTY ASND GENIOUS(((HIGH FIVE))) ENJOY YOUR DAY SWEET HEART!!RubYM:)

Barb said...

Amazing work, Debbie! So much detail, and of course the glitter... it's all wonderful :)

DonnaMundinger said...

Happy Birthday, Sweetie! I was wondering why I was missing some of your stuff and realized I wasn't a follower (thought I was already) butnow you have 113! WooHoo! I cannot tell you how in LOVE I am with this project! It is incredibley BEAUTIFUL! xxD

Lynda said...

Wowsers Debbie, what a lot of work has gone into this stunnie card. It sparkles so beautifully. The snowflake in the bottom corner reminds me of the ones I quill.I love thes Magnolia images and the way you have but them together. Sincere congrats on the big 300 too. Its wonderful to know that all these people are tounched by your inspiration and creativity. I know I am. ooxx

Marcia @ The Stamp Spot said...

O.M.Goodness. Speechless here Debbie, this is stunning.

:) Marcia

Jackie Thomas said...

Oh Debbie, this is beyond stunning. I'm in awe of your amazing and never ending talent. Love it, hugs xo Jackie

Adeline Ng said...

Hey Debbie, here's wishing you a happy blessed birthday, albeit a little late. Thanks for sharing with us your fabulous cards! And I love your snowflakes! You are soooo talented!

Véro said...

Hello Debbie!
I think you had a very nice birthday!I wish you'll have all around this year all you need and desire.
Your frame is so lovely!How good ideas you have!How talented you are!Bravooooooooooo!You give me a lot of inspiration!
It's strange for me to see winter cards and snow because in france it's summer,and a warm summer!

Ceal said...

this is Amazing! I LOVE the snowflakes!

kaylou said...

Hi Debbie
I just love your work, this is amazing thanks for playing along at Creatalicious.
Hugs Kaylou xoxo

Bec said...

WOW Debbie, this is Fabulous.. thanks for playing along.. Bec xx