Sunday, 28 March 2010

Magnolia Down Under Challenge #39

Hope you are all having a relaxing weekend.  One more week and we have school holidays here - a two week break for the kids.  We plan to go camping with the boys and I'm really looking forward to that.  Will be great to have a more relaxed routine for a bit.  The boys are so excited to be camping out in our new camping trailer.  I can see some camping LO's coming up soon.

Anway, I'm here to show you my card for the latest challenge over at Magnolia Down Under Challenges.  I'm really enjoying working with the challenges that Kel has come up with - this weeks was so much fun and I'm sure you are all going to love it.
You need to create a card with Stitching - either fake or real!!
So here's my card:
I recieved this cute stamp in the mail this week which I had ordered from Kellie, along with some gorgeous new papers and flowers.  Wow, they are so pretty!
This is Tilda with flowing hair - the pattern papers are from the Some Bunny Loves You pack. 
This card measures 13cm x 13cm and I've used a white base, then layered on the pattern paper.  I've used my 'mini' sewing machine to do the stiching around the edge of the pattern paper.
I've used a paper lace doiley and some doily trim in yellow from my stash of ever growing colour doiley remnants.
Tilda has been coloured in with Copic markers.
For the embellishments, I've used a leaf and rose and I've made my own buttons from embroidery fabric - they turned out rather sweet and were perfect to use for this challenge with stitching.
Lastly I've added a small sentiment from a clear stamp and used the circle punches.
Here's a closer look at the details:
We all hope that you will join in for this challenge - pop over to the Magnolia Down Under Challenge blog to view all the details and what you will be playing for.  I look forward to checking out all the entries.


Debra James said...

Chantelle, this so pretty, I love your colour combo- such a fresh looking card and your buttons are fabulous. Wonderful card, hugs xxxx

Tracey Feeger said...

Wonderful card darling. Great inspiration and love that yellow lace - fabbo.

Fran said...

Love the card Chantelle, those buttons are so cute and perfect with the stitching theme and that is such a sweet Tilda, my favoutite of the collection :)

Kellie Winnell said...

Chantelle those buttons are CUTE, cute and double cute! The colours are amazing and the lace OH WOW looks like the perfect added touch to this fabulous card! A gorgeous inspiration to all playing along this week with us!
Hugs Kel xx

stephanne said...

Hi Chantelle, your card is gorgeous!! I love your buttons, they look terrific and the gorgeous lace, oh me oh my, it is divine and of course, Tilda looks terrific coloured in so brilliantly, well done on the challenge, it is sure to leave our contestants inspired!!
Take Care,

Jodie from Oz said...

Chantelle, your card is beautiful, such a sweet Tilda and so wonderfully coloured, the papers are gorgeous and I love love love your amazing buttons. A wonderful take on the challenge and so much inspiration for all joining MDUC this week. Hugs Jodie from Oz

Sasya said...

ohh, this is sooo cute!!

Debbie Pamment said...

Beautiful job Chantelle - the colours are such a pick-me-up! Soo glad to have you on board offering such fabulous ispiration

Kimba-Slydog said...

Really wonderful und so fresh colors!!! Love it!!


Jane said...

Wow!! this is so gorgeous Chantelle!! I love all the amazing details and the colours are stunning! That yellow lace is soooo gorgeous! hugs, Jane xxx

Jackie Thomas said...

Chantelle, this card is so pretty. I adore those cute buttons and the lace is stunning. Love it. xo Jackie

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Anonymous said...

Wow, I love your crochet lace and cross-stitch buttons, such fabulous handmade details! This Tilda is so cute, and I love these cheery colors--a beautiful card!