Thursday, December 29, 2011

The lucky winner for Day 26
of the
Magnolia Christmas Advent Calendar 

Congratulations Sanne, please contact me here with your details so I can send them on to Magnolia Sweden and they will send out your surprise package.

Now it is not too late to win,
there are still a couple more days left in December,
to find out which Design Team member is hosting
Thanks for all your sweet comments,
Happy New Year to you all.
Big hugs Jodie from Oz

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

TOMIC Challenge 30 - Happy New Year

Happy New Year Magnolia Friends,

Welcome to TOMIC's new challenge:

Magnolia Stamps -
Happy Spring Tilda from Butterfly Dreams Collection.
Text - Wishing you - Sweet Rainbow Collection
I've made another of my favourite Easel Cards with lots of lush flowers and coloured with Copic Markers.

I hope you will stop by the other Design Team Members to see all their gorgeous creations
and don't forget to follow the Magnolia Advent Calendar each day through out December to have a chance to win more Magnolia goodness every day.

Monday, December 26, 2011

Magnolia Christmas Advent Calendar - Day 26

Merry Christmas Magnolia Friends,

*****Blog Candy now closed*****
A BIG welcome to Day 26 of

Today it is my pleasure to host this special yearly Christmas Event!
I hope you have been following for your chance to win
 an amazing surprise package of Magnolia goodies 
each and every day through out December
and to see some beautiful Magnolia creations
from the gorgeously talented Magnolia Design Team.

Make sure to visit Magnolia's Inspiration Blog
to see which team member is
hosting for that day
all you need to do to win is leave a comment.

I would like to take the opportunity to wish you all a very
Merry Christmas and a Happy, Healthy and Creative New Year.

I hope wherever you are in the world
you are celebrating with friends and family.
Thank you to each and everyone of you
for stopping by throughout the year and leaving me
the sweetest and most encouraging comments.
I have met so many beautiful kind hearted friends around the world.

To be in with a chance to win the surprise package from
Magnolia Sweden
leave a comment below and I will draw the lucky winner tomorrow.
Good Luck!!!
*****Blog Candy now closed*****

Friday, December 16, 2011

Koala Cuddles Tilda Winner

The winner of the adorable Magnolia Stamp Koala Cuddles Tilda
designed exclusively for Shop Bron

 is KYLIE - woo hoo, congrats Kylie
please email me with your address and I will pop it in the mail asap
A huge thank you to everyone that entered,
wishing you all a Happy & Safe Christmas.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Shop Bron Aussie Christmas Giveaway

Hello My Lovely Magnolia Friends,

Wow, where has the year gone, I feel like I have blinked and another month has passed by. Anyways,  I have lots of wonderful new stamps to play with and hope I have time to, with so many Christmas preparations. I hope you will love this adorable Magnolia stamp as much as I do.

Meet the adorable new
Koala Cuddles Tilda
designed exclusively for Shop Bron by Magnolia's Pauline

The lovely Bron from Shopbron invited several Maggie lovers from around the globe to play along on a Christmas give-away and I'm honoured to be asked to join in. Bron sent us all one of her EXCLUSIVE Tilda Cuddles stamps to give-away to one lucky person who visits our blogs. All you have to do is leave a comment below - I'll announce my winner next week -
Monday 12th December. I now extended the draw & will announce the winner on Thursday 15th

Photo was taken of me
at Koala Park in Sydney a couple of years ago.
I was lucky enough to hand feed the Koala's and snuck in a cuddle or two.

Now don't forget to pop along to Bron's Maggie Lover's Challenge Blog to check out all of the work of the gorgeous designers from around the world and leave them a comment also to increase your chances of winning and stop by Shop Bron to join her challenges each month with lots of wonderful goodies on offer.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

TOMIC Challenge 25 - Animal Mania

Oops, I thought I had scheduled my post.
Please accept my apologies for my very late post.

I hope you had some fun and joined in with our
TOMIC Challenge 25 - Animal Mania
use any Magnolia Animal and Magnolia Paper to be in the draw to win.

I have used Tilda with Lace Jeans & Magnolia with Butterfly - both from
Magnolia's Butterfly Dreams Collection
Papers & Doohickey are also from Magnolia
Coloured with Copics.

Thanks for joining.

Friday, November 4, 2011

TOMIC Challenge 22 - Create a Basket

Happy Friday Friends,
Just in case you haven't been by TOMIC's latest challenge this week, it is to make a basket. I hope you will stop by and have a look at the Design Teams inspirational baskets, so many different styles to choose from and Kianel has made a tutorial. It's not my turn this week, but I love the idea and decided to join in at the last minute. This time of year they come in very handy for those extra little gifts full of little Christmas goodies, and what better selection of adorable images to use then Magnolia's newest collection - Sweet Christmas Dreams 2011.

Sweet Christmas Dreams Text & Holly - Christmas Love

Sweet Christmas Tilda

Halo Tilda

A Little Gift Tilda - this one is perfect for so many occasions

Side View

View from the top
In this photo you can see some of Magnolia's Doohickey Dies - Bon Voyage foliage
Flowers from Wild Orchid Craft & Prima

So  many photos, but so many wonderful new stamps in this gorgeous new collection - Sweet Christmas Dreams 2011. I couldn't decide on just a few, so I have so many more still to come very soon. Thanks for looking, have a great weekend. 

Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween Friends,

Not many Aussie's celebrate Halloween, but I admit I do have a little bit of a devil in me and love to colour these adorable images.

Even though this adorable Magnolia image, Brother & Sister is not a Halloween stamp, I thought they were the perfect choice, Tilda looks a little afraid of the big scary haunted house and brother Edwin is giving her a supporting little hug, so sweet.

Haunted House - Kraftin Kimmie
Doohickey Dies - Heart Swirl
Flowers from Magnolia, Wild Orchid Crafts and Prima
Coloured with Copics

Wow, have you seen the gorgeous baskets this week at TOMIC, the Design Team have excelled once again, so much inspiration, it is not my turn this week but I will be be back to join in the fun, such a perfect gift for those yummie Christmas goodies, hope you will join in also.

Monday, October 17, 2011

TOMIC Challenge - Get Sporty

Hello Lovlies,

It's that time again for our fabulous TOMIC Challenge
(The Official Magnolia Inspiration Challenge Blog)
Challenge # 20 Get Sporty
 We ask you to use Liza's gorgeous sketch + use a sport themed Magnolia stamp

Now is the time to pull out your adorable sporty Magnolias. The kids love them, they make great birthdays, congrats cards. I hope you will play along. If you would like to be in the random draw to win a fabulous surprise pack from the Magnolia then start stamping, you have until next Saturday to be in the running.

Magnolia Stamp Baseball Tilda - Winner Takes It All Collection 2011
Colouring - Copics
OMG no flowers - I was sooooo tempted

I hope you will stop by to visit the other Magnolia Design Team, they have made some amazing creations with lots of inspiration and it gives you a chance to play with your adorable Maggies.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

TOMIC Challenge 19 - Magnolia Forever

Welcome Magnolia Lovers,

It's time for another TOMIC Challenge
(The Official Magnolia Inspiration Challenge Blog)
Challenge # 19 Magnolia Forever
 We ask you to use a sitting Tilda/Edwin & a Doohickey Die Cut

This week should be a nice easy week for you, there are so many to choose from. Did you know Magnolia are famous for their sitting images. The hardest thing this week, was deciding which adorable image to use and of course I love their Doohickey Dies, I have used 4, it should have been 5 but I forgot to put my leaves on bahahaha. If you would like to be in the random draw to win a fabulous surprise pack from the Magnolia Sweden then start stamping, you have until next Saturday to be in the running.

Magnolia Stamp Tilda with Butterfly Jeans - Butterfly Dreams
Magnolia Doo Hickey Dies - Angel Wing, Tilda Lace Die (Border), Scalloped Tag, Butterfly Swirl
Magnolia Designer Paper - Turquoise Plaid
Flowers - Wild Orchid Crafts, Friendship Text - Kaisercraft
Colouring - Copics

I hope you will stop by to visit the other Magnolia Design Team, they have made some amazing creations with lots of inspiration and it gives you a chance to play with your adorable Maggies.

OMG, look at this sweet Snow Angel,
meet Tilda with Snow Heart
she is from Magnolia's latest Christmas Collection -
Sweet Christmas Dreams.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Magnolia Sneak Peak & Christmas Blog Candy

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Hobby Creatief Salon this week
~More info follow the link below~

You have the chance to win New Christmas Goodies !

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Tuesday, September 13, 2011

TOMIC Challenge 15 - Chocolate & Cream

It's time for another challenge on over at TOMIC
(The Official Magnolia Inspiration Challenge Blog)
Welcome to TOMIC Challenge # 15
Chocolate (brown & cream)

Now who doesn't like chocolate, I just wish I didn't like it sooooooooooo much. I hope you will join us this week, you could be the winner of the surprise package of Magnolia goodies

Tilda with Cowberry Muffin - So Heavenly Travel & School Collection 2008
Magnolia Doo Hickey Dies - Rose Leaf
I used my Cricut Die Cutting Machine and the new Sweet Tooth Boxes cartridge. You can fill it with cakes or leave it out insert and fill it with chocolates or some other delicious goodies.
The double choc chip muffins tasted better than they look.
I added the recipe inside the lid.

I have coloured it with Copics, airbrushed the background, hoping to give it an aged/much loved look about it. I added some lace, beautiful flowers & bows, added the adorable Tilda panel, making a wonderful gift box to fill with delish goodies for someone special. I have not been a big lover of brown before, I don't know why because now I love it and you should be seeing a lot more of it in the future.

I hope you will stop by to visit the other Magnolia Design Team, they have made some amazing creations with lots of inspiration and it gives you a chance to play with your adorable Maggies.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Happy Spring - Beautiful Tilda

Hello Everyone,

I hope you have all had a wonderful week. The beginning of September started off beautifully here in Australia with some magical spring weather and it just happens to be my favourite time of the year.  In honour of spring I've used some pretty spring coloured papers and this fabulously magical Magnolia image - Beautiful Tilda, from the Butterfly Dreams Collection. She has been sitting patiently waiting to be inked.

I haven't made an Easel Card for a while, so I thought it was time and I found some gorgeos new papers from Kaisercraft from their Miss Nelly Collection and just adore them. I don't always remember to write down my Copic Colours or include a list of all my crafting goodies, but if you want any info, please don't hesitate to email me.

Beautiful Tilda - Butterfly Dreams Collection

Wishing You (Text) - Sweet Rainbow Collection

Magnolia Doohickey Dies

Bon Voyage Foliage, Heart Swirl, Vintage Leaves, Dragonfly 
Flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts.
Close up to show the dimension
Sorry for so many photos but I love this adorable image
Have a great weekend, I will be back on Monday with my TOMIC Challenge Creation, I hope you will join me.

Monday, August 29, 2011

Thank you for being my Rainbow

Hello Everyone,

Hope you've all had a wonderful weekend. I've made a quick project this weekend, a tag from the Tim Holtz Alterations collection using some of the my Magnolia stamps from the Sweet Rainbow Collection. You could use this for a bookmark without the bulky flowers but I made it for a friend to send to brighten their day. I love love love the The Rainbow with Clouds stamp and text they always make me smile everytime I use them. The text reads
"Thank you for being my Rainbow on a Cloudy Day".

Magnolia Stamps - Sweet Rainbow Collection
Tilda in Summer Rain
Rainbow with Clouds
Thank You (text)
Magnolia Doohickey Dies
Bon Voyage Foliage, Heart Swirl, Romantic Lace & Scallop Tag

Sentiment - Good Thoughts - Tim Holtz Collection 
it reads - "Life is not about waitng for the storm to pass but learning to dance in the rain".
Tim Holtz embossing folder
I have tucked the Magnolia Scallop tag in behind the sentiment & written a little note to my friend.
I've used Copics and lots of sparkly stickles
(The photos came out a little brighter than they are IRL, the winter days are not my favourite for photographing my projects. )

Monday, August 22, 2011

TOMIC Challenge 12 - Magnolia Ink Birthday

Hello Magnolia Lovers,


Hope you have had a wonderful weekend. Today is the start of a new challenge over at TOMIC. This week we have a very special celebration, we are celebrating the birthday of Magnolia Ink Magazine. The theme of Challenge 12 - Recycling as Magnolia use recycled paper for the magazine.

There will be a very special prize from Magnolia to celebrate. Hope you will join us & don't forget to stop by the other Design Team members to see all their amazing creations.

I used a breakfast cereal box, the cardboard weight is perfect for my tissue box. I love the finished result and I will definately recyle more often.

Meet Nurse Tilda Magnolia's newest collection - Winner Takes it All
I have also used Magnolia Paper from their Sweet Rainbow Collection

Magnolia Doohickey Cutting Dies, Rose Leaf, Vintage Flowers & Leaves & Heart Swirl

The flowers are from both Magnolia & Wild Orchid Crafts.

For my tissue box I used a tutorial from Splitcoast Stampers here.
My Cricut came in very handy to cut out my tissue box. I find working with imperial fractions a bit tricky, so I converted the fractions to decimal and loaded the dimensions, cutting them with a program called SCAL, making it so much easier.

Thanks for stopping by, have a wonderful week and I look forward to seeing all your fabulous creations this week.

FALL 2011

click here to follow the link before it's too late.
Hugs Jodie