Sunday, May 22, 2011

Magnolia Down Under Challenge #97

This week over at Magnolia Down Under Challenges we are getting into the festive spirit and our challenge is "Christmas". Is it ever too early to ink up those Christmas stamps and start building your stash?!?!?!

I decided to kick my Christmas card making off with non-traditional colours. I had this gorgeos Magnolia DP in my stash and that was my starting point. After I punched the pink lace panel I thought it was a little bright - so I overlaid a sheer white ribbon over the top to tone it down - it does have polka dots on but if you use your imagination they could be snowballs - LOL. I made a bow from the same ribbon to hang my Christmas tree charm from. I love the mini world Magnolias - you can mix them with full sized elements for some fun.

Now I admit it took me a bit to get into the Christmas mood - resorting to getting my fellow DT members to "sing" me Christmas Carols via email - I even learnt a new one in Swedish - LOL.

Here's hoping the MDUC DT manage to help get you in the mood to create for Christmas too - you can check out their AMAZING inspiration at our blog HERE.



Karen said...

Hi Deb!

This is just so pretty! Love the glittery little icicles along the top! Just beautiful


Leonie said...

Wow! This is spectacular!

LINDA said...

STUNNING!! everything about this one is just beautiful..
Hugs, Linda

Jackie Thomas said...

This is so beautiful Debbie. I love these colours together and your icicles at the top are fab.
Hugs Jackie

Kylie said...

Ohhh - Debbie! This is so pretty. I love the pink and blue - gorgeous :)

Louise said...

Hi hunny :)

See, you rock at this amazing hobby! You pulled it off and made such a gorgoues looking pink and blue (my fav colorcombo! ;)) card! Love it that you showcased a mini too :) Beautiful coloring and lot´s of fabby detail. So starting off with the paper can be a success..I´ll have to try that sometime ;)


Renkata said...

Stunning card Debby.
Love the soft colours.

Debra said...

Wowzers Debbie, this is just stunning colours for a Chrissy card and of course once again you have created a perfect card with such fab extras. I wish u lived closer so I could come and play. By the way I always choose papers first then I colour, when I first started I colored first and had so much trouble matching up papers that it left me frustrated at times, ok.....all the time, lol, xxxx

Bron said...

WOW this is gorgeous hun. I love the non traditional colours and now that you say it yes I can imagine the snowballs!!! Hugs from Bron xox

Julia Sáddi said...

Debby, I love Christmas time and this card of yours is just so inspiring that I may give a try also! :-)
xox Julia Sáddi - Brazil

DonnaMundinger said...

OOOhhh, this is magical! I'm always in the mood for Christmas. xxD