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Magnolia Down Under Challenge

5 Oct

Well school holidays have finished here. We had wonderful holidays and I am petrified to think that the next set of school holidays are the Christmas/Summer Holidays. Were has this year gone? This morning I took a big step and after 12 years of working with my employer I resigned. Unfortunately the atmosphere in the office became very unpleasant and I made the decision to get out. Whilst I am scared of the prospect of now being unemployed I am going to relish in the fact that there are new opportunities out there for me now. I am hoping that I can get a job in a scrapbooking store selling what I love. I will keep you posted.

 

So the card I have to show you today is my card for the Magnolia Down Under Challenges  For the current challenge we had to use buttons and of course a magnolia stamp.

 

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I set out with one idea in my mind and of course came out with something very different. I have once again surprised myself and not used any sketches to help with the layout. I was wrapped about this card as I always struggle with male cards and I love the way my colouring came out, can I just say I am in loooooove with my copics. The cardstock as usual is Stampin Up and the DS Paper is Kaisercraft. The buttons are just some that I had laying around in my draw and the rest was done by hand.

 

Tomorrow night I am off to Kirsty’s house to catch up with her and Dee. We intend to make some cards but has we have not all caught up for a while together I think we will be doing a lot of talking. Anyhow if I do manage to make anything I will show you and be sure to check out Kirsty’s blog to see what she has to show you from the night. I am now going to enjoy my freedom and make some more cards. LOL!

 

 Until next time xoxo

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Just Magnolia

24 Sep

Well I am nearly one week down of school holidays and so far so good. We have been very busy this week but enjoying ourselves. Tonight I was supposed to go to Kristy’s for a play but will be crawling up on the couch instead as feeling a bit yuck.

 

I wanted to get this card posted though as I have really challenged myself with this one. I headed over to Just Magnolia, which I have not been too for a while, and saw this weeks sketch and just knew that I had to do it. I think this is one of those sketches that I will be using over and over. Here is a copy of the sketch:

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And here is the card:

 

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Supplies: Magnolia Stamp, SU Cardstock, SU Watercolour crayons, SU Sentiment stamp, Miscellaneous DS Paper.

 

 

Why do you ask, was this card a challenge? It is very colourful and bright. I generally go for more subdued colours and stick to just one or two. When you look at the other ladies cards over at the site you will notice that they are all very colorful and got lots of layers and embellishments, but somehow they manage to work. I have tried it before but I thought my card looked messy and was made by a child. So this card has taken my two days to do as been playing around with the colours and papers. I am pleased with how the card turned out and will definitely be trying to push myself again in the future. Who knows next time I might even be able to put some embellishments on it. Lol!

 

Anyhow as I said not feeling the best so this is it for today.

 

Till next time xoxo