Sunday, August 1, 2010

Magnolia Down Under #57 - It's Birthday Time

Da Boss Lady has her birthday coming up so when she was setting the challenges she decided to use that as inspiration for this week's theme at Magnolia Down Under Challenges. We all need a birthday card or 2 in our stash for those last minute birthdays - so why not join in and get one done! Mine is actually not going in my stash - I've actually made it for someone special - can't tell you who 'cause she may guess!!!

This little Tilda is actually from last year's Halloween collection - but I've chopped off her broom - I don't think she should be cleaning for her birthday - LOL. I've also used the fabulous Magnolia cake slice - everyone needs cake on their birthday!!! I had intended on adding some real taper candles to the cake - but when I thought about it I wondered how they would travel in the post! So I had to improvise.....and after much fossicking in my "disaster zone" I had a brain wave! I was going to stamp out candles and cut them up - too small and I didn't have any - strips of paper - boring - so how about my thin white ric rac! It added texture AND interest! The "flames" were cut using one of my CB alphas - they are actually the apostrophe's - LOL. I glittered up the flames for some birthday sparkle too!

Aaagh - have just realised I forgot to trim out the CS over her shoulder - how frustrating!!! The soft blooms from Websters are FABULOUS - it's the first time I've used them and they add soo much interest but will squish down for posting - AWESOME! The DP is fascinating too - it's from my Kaisercraft Le Chateau paper pad but has a wonderful texture - the little dots are all velvety - too cool!

Now don't forget to pop over and see what the rest of the DT have come up with over at MDUC - they'll be sure to inspire you!

Happy Birthday to ALL the August babies out there!!!

xXx

22 comments:

Tracey Feeger said...

Fabulous Debbie. I love the image - I have always wanted to get her to take the broom away. Gorgeous.
mwah
Trace

Kylie said...

Beautiful card Debbie. I agree - no housework on your birthday!! I love the cake with the candles too. Very cute :)
Hugs
Kylie

Jackie Thomas said...

What a beautiful card Debbie. The cake looks good enough to eat. Tilda looks fab and I adore those flowers. Hugs Jackie

Karen said...

Hi Debbie, How sweet is tilda!! I didn't recongise her at first but wow she's a halloween one, cool:-) I agree no housework whatsoever on your birthday!! Love those Websters Flowers and your cake and ricrak candles heheheh gorgeous:-)
Hugs
Karen
xxxx

Debra James said...

This cake looks good enough to eat and I love how you are always able to improvise as in the rik-rak candles. Fabulous card and fabulous idea....xxxx

Annette Bowes said...

Beautiful card Debbie, loove those candles, very clever, gorgeous colouring, take careX:)

stephanne said...

This is beautiful Debbie, so kind of you to take over the cleaning for her birthday, can you come and do the same for me on mine, lol!! LOVE the colours and the gorgeous papers and colouring and and and and, love it!!!

Liam said...

This is just gorgeous. Love the colour combo too.

Liam

Chat Noir said...

...and where's my piece of cake? Its looks good enough to eat. Lovely soft colours Deb, and if you hadn't pointed out the bit on her shoulder, no-one would have noticed!!

Melodie said...

Beautiful card and soooo cute.
Hugs
Melodie

Christine Henderson said...

Another perfect Debbie-Dazzler! Love those candles!

Cassandra said...

Gorgeous card Debbie! *hugz*

Chantelle said...

mmm, that cake looks delicious and Tilda looks just as sweet - love the colours and the flower - beautiful inspiration xx

Kristel said...

Wowww a beautifull card you made there, Debbie!
Hugs Kristel

Sue said...

Such a sweet image and colored beautifully. And cake too! Someone is going to have a happy birthday when they receive this stunner.

Hugs
Sue

April Rose said...

Mmm, that cake looks delicious, and I love your clever candles! Tilda is beautifully colored, and looks even cuter without her broom! What gorgeous papers and flowers!
Hugs,
April

Jodie from Oz said...

Debbie, Your card is so pretty, the colours are beautiful and your colouring amazing, along with the fabulous details and design.The cake looks so life like. A wonderful take on the challenge and so much inspiration for all joining MDUC this week. hugs Jodie from Oz xx

Lisa Hjulberg said...

I did not notice the spot until you pointed it out, silly girl! One thing you must do while you're here is give me coloring lessons!!! This is adorable, as always. And here I've gone off and pre-ordered some Travel Magnolias!!!

xOx Lisa

Eulanda said...

What a perfect bday card! Your coloring so pretty, the cake with the ric rack ribbon is a GREAT idea and I freakin love those soft blooms! Must get me some of those SOON!

Leonie said...

Adorable, that cake looks good enough to eat!

evja70@spray.se said...

Hi, thanks for the words, I be very happy. This card is so cute and I love the colour combo.
Hugs
Eva / Eviebee

Leigh said...

I absolutely adore this card Debbie. I have some of those gorgeous Webster's blooms and they are just beautiful. Fabulous papers and colours.