Sunday, November 7, 2010

Magnolia Down Under Challenge #71 - Make Your Own Embellishments

This week our challenge at Magnolia Down Under Challenges is to make your own embellishments. You can add in some bought embellishments too but we'd like to see some hand-made embellishments too. I based my entire card around the little bird's nest. Recently I found THIS amazing tutorial from Cathe Holden at Just Something I Made while blog surfing and the next time I was out shopping I was buying beads and wire - LOL. This was my first attempt at these little nests but I'm sure they'll be popping up on my cards again - I LOVE them! I added a twist of wire to the top of the circle too - just to balance things off!

I also used some of my Magnolia DooHickey dies to create the central flower, the leaves and the paper lace - these are from Tickled Pink Stamps. My DP is from Memory Box and the ticket is a digi stamp from Bizzy Bec's Digi Downloads.

I'm sure the rest of the MDUC DT gals have some fabulous inspiration for you too - and how fun to find new ways to embellish our creations. I know I'll be picking up a few tips from the other girls! Check out the rest of the DT's work on our blog HERE and we hope you join in the fun!



Renkata said...

Hi Debbie,
wow that is really some special embelishment love it, beautifly done.

Crafty Chris said...

Debbie this is gorgeous love the little nest the whole card is stunning.
Chris x

Sue said...

Adorable little nest and those little pearl egss..awesome! Pretty little card built around that cute nest too.


Marcia said...

Clever, love the little nest!

Eulanda said...

Awww I love your little nest! Such a pretty card Debbie!

Makeesha Byl said...

Super sweet Debbie, I love your hand made embellies! Hope you are well. Love Keesh x

Leonie said...

Oh my, this is just gorgeous, I love those tiny little birdie eggs, what a lovely touch!

Melodie said...

Adorable card, and your embellishments are so beautiful.

debby4000 said...

Gorgeous card, wonderful sweet image.

Kylie said...

OMG OMG - I love your little birds nest!! I have to go and check out the tute. And you used my fav Tilda too. She is so dreamy :) A totally inspiring card!!
Kylie xx

Debra said...

I love what you have done here Debbie, a fab embellishment . I can just see this lil gal quietly watching a birds nest to see if the eggs are going to hatch . Perfect touch, xxxx

Debbie Dolphin said...

So beautiful Debbie and I love the birds nest too it fab. A totally stunning card.
love debbie xxx

Jackie Thomas said...

Stunning Debbie, What a beautiful scene you've created. The little birds nest is amazing. Hugs Jackie

Kristel said...

Woww this is gorgeous Debby! Just adorable dear! Love the details you used!
Hugs Kristel

Shake said...

This creation is sooo pretty!!!
Love the embellishment and the stamp!!!
The colors are cute too

Hugs, Albert

Sharon said...

WOW Debbie that little nest is just the cutest! I love the little birds too ~ they are really sweet :)

Beautiful card!

Sharon x

Cheryl said...

Oh this is gorgeous and such fabulous colouring!!! LOVE the little are so very clever!!

nessy said...

what a great idea debbie making a birds nest! what a sweet tilda ~and love the flowers detail ~perfect!
vanessa xx

Norma said...

Aww Debbie, this is so so adorable. Love the soft colour combo and awesome colouration--I don't expect anything else from you...hee hee. I like this Tilda--I'll have to put her on my wish list if I don't have her already--I just don't know anymore, hard to keep track. And the birdies too. Love the flower and leave arrangement. Oooh and the pearls for the eggs--brilliant idea. Nothing about this card I don't like, I can go on and on...wonderful layout, beautiful DP... I adore it.


LINDA said...

Debbie this is just gorgeous!!! Love it!! I have a little something for you on my blog..
Hugs, Linda

Karen said...

WOW Debbie, When I first saw your card, I was so drawn in by the bird's nest!! WOW its so awesome, and I think your very clever in creating your card around it!! I love it.

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

What a sweet idea, Debbie! Love the theme ... and the "hand made" embellishments are amazing! Hugs xxaxx

Riet said...

What a gorgeous card Debbie,I love the image and your papers.

Hugs Riet.x

stephanne said...

This is soooo cute, those little birds, I "NEED" them, I do, and little Tilda, gazing up at them so thoughtfully, I LOVE this!!
hugs, stephanne

Lynda said...

SOOOOOOOOOOO love the wee nest debbie. Brilliant idea and oh so Pamment in genius!!! Th do hickeys have worked a treat and look devine. love the way the DP tree draws you in. ooxx