Tuesday, July 21, 2009

MDUC - Challenge # 18

I am back on deck and pretty much fully recovered, thank you for all your well wishes (it's definately the season for it).  I have also just spent a couple of days interstate for work - I have so got out of the routine of leaving home at 4:30am - yuk!!!!

I'm excited to show my first entry to the Magnolia Down Under Challenge.  I love Christmas, and I was lucky that my wonderful upline Debbie, stamped a couple of Magnolia images for me some time ago (especially as my Magnolia collection is still very small), and I was just dying to colour him in.  Well last week I received my Stampin Up markers and my Riding Hood Red ink pad - just perfect for a Christmas Challenge.

I really wasn't sure what to do with Santa, so I pulled out my trusty Cuttlebug, some DP and Scallop Oval Punch both from the new mini (out 1 August).  The colours just don't seem to come out as well on my blog as they did on my computer : (

I used Dazzling Diamonds on his hat and coat and pants and Crystal Effects on his boots (as many others have said they don't show up very well, but you can just make it out in this photo).

Stamps - Magnolia Sitting Santa, Warm Words
Ink - Staz On, Riding Hood Red, Basic Grey, Blush Blossom
Paper -Whisper White, Chocolate Chip, Riding Hood Red, Ski Slope DP
Accessories - Riding Hood Red Taffeta Ribbon, Dazzling Diamonds, Crystal Effects, Oval Punch, Scallop Oval Punch, Cuttlebug, Cuttlebug Christmas Ornaments Embossing Folder

Isn't Christmas so much fun (even though its still 5 months away!!!!)


  1. Naw he's just adorable and you have done a perfect job with him! Thank you so much for entering with us over at MDUC and we hope you keep coming back :)

  2. WOWEE Alison he is gorgeous! You have done fablous colouring! Gorgeous card.
    Thanks for playing at Magnolia Down Under

  3. this is gorgeous Alison. Your colouring is just perfect and the card design is fantastic. Thanks for joining us at MDUC. Hope to see you back next challenge.

  4. The card looks great Alison. Can't wait to order that scallop punch...roll on August 1st...and Christmas!

  5. You have done a FABULOUS job Alison!! You've travelled, you've been sick and still you creating beautiful cards!
    Thanx too for all the well wishes - it has been an interesting week - LOL

  6. What a fantastic card. I found your blog thru the Magnolia Down under Challenge. I love your card. Thanks for the inspiration!

  7. Alison, beautiful card. Gorgeous DP's--the embossed one is nice, but that blue one, it's gorgeous. Wonderful colouring.


  8. What a cute card. I love the image.
    Hugs xx


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