Sunday, July 15, 2012

Magnolia Down Under Challenge #155 Inspirational Photo - AND SURPRISE BABY SHOWER FOR LOUISE

Good morning Magnolia Fans!
 Are you ready for another fun week of cardmaking?
I bet you are...
but first we have a little surprise for one of our fantastic DT Members 


Some of you will know Louise - so you will nod your head and smile at what we are about to say, but for those you are yet to have the good fortune of meeting her, lets take a little moment to get a little familiar....

Louise is one of the kindest, most caring and sweetest individuals to set foot in blog land. 
She is always happy, thinking of others before herself and doing anything she can to make someone else's day fantastic. 

She is a true optimist and has to be the most special person to have as a friend.
We are all truly lucky to be able to call her one of ours. 

She is also veeerrry pregnant with her second child, a long awaited gift. 

Louise, Hunny, we would all love to be with you in person to throw you a special baby shower, but as we are spread out all over the globe, we have schemed a little bit and come up with a special party right here at MDUC for you. 

Louise, we led you astray ;) This week's challenge ISN'T what we told you it was, we tricked you so we could surprise you. I hope you forgive us!!

We invite all of you -
our fantastic MDUC friends who join us week in, week out, to help celebrate with Louise.

Which brings us to the challenge this week...

This week's challenge is indeed an
but sorry, it is different to the one we gave Louise, haha!!

(Photo courtesy of Pinterest)

We would like you to be inspired this week by the photo above and follow the theme:

And just because this is a special week, lets not keep Louise in suspense... lets check out the amazing creations by the DT before we check out the sponsor....

and the inside contains.....  

Thanks so much Ladies!! 
And without further ado, lets meet our brilliant sponsor.... 
Tilda's Town!
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This week Tilda's Town is offering a lucky winner a $15 Gift Certificate! With a new collection to be released very soon, I can imagine someone is going to be very happy with this prize! Thank you so much Tilda's Town

  • You must have at least one Magnolia stamp or Doo Hickey die on your work, it can be a sentiment, background etc does NOT have to be Edwin or Tilda for your card to be entered..
  • You must add your link in Mr.Linky
  • You MUST add a link to your **direct blog post***.... All entries not doing this will be removed.
  • You should have a link back to the challenge blog in your post.
  • Entries close 8:00am Saturday AES time (see the clock on the side bar)
  • DO NOT link your entry to an old card, even a day before will be removed. Making it fair to all the people that have made a card for the challenge...
  • We reserve the right to remove your entry if we feel it is not appropriate. We are a FUN challenge that is designed for MAGNOLIA FANS and any entry that is not deemed to be 'playing nice' will be deleted. We apologise for the need to add this rule. This is OUR challenge blog and we reserve the right to moderate entries.


  1. What a wonderful idea and a lovely surprise for Louise I bet she will love seeing this. The inspiration picture is gorgeous, my fingers are itching to get at my lace & pink girly things!
    Thanks for all the wonderful inspiration and the best of luck to Louise with the birth. Hugs Teresa xx

  2. Awww, ladies!!! You have truly outdone yourselves this time!!! I wish I could be a little fly on Louise's wall when she sees this... She'll be blown away!!! And I second every thing you have written about her!!! She really is the most darling person!!! Louise, du är heeelt grym!!! Såå himla glad att vi hittat varandra i blogvärlden!!!

    I just have to try and find the time to join you this time.... This will be sooo much fun!! And thank's for all the amazing inspiration!


  3. Hi all, what a lovely surprise for Louise. I haven't known Louise for very long, but I already know what a beauiful person she is. And how lucky we all are to have her in blogland xxx
    Great challenge for a lovely lady. All the projects are wonderful.
    mel. xxx

  4. Hiya all of you amazing teamies! ❤

    I'm so HAPPY and very surprised to read this this morning! You guys are all amazing and all the beautiful creations and lovely words in this post makes me feel very treasured!
    Thank you so much for being some of my bestest friends! ❤❤

    And thank you to Melly ❤ and Pysselbusan for your lovely words here too! Thank you Teresa for your good luck wishes :)

    Big hugs!! ❤

  5. Well done ladies! A very lovely surprise for Louise!
    I'm one of the lucky ones to have a real life friendship with Louise and I agree in everything you said!
    She is one of a kind! <3
    I will absolutely join this weeks challenge! All of you ladies have done amazing creations! Stunning!
    Lots of love to you, Lousie and the best of luck! <3 <3 <3
    Hugs Annette

  6. Gorgeous creations, ladies. It's so sweet of you to surprise your friend this way!!! Congrats, Loise, you are lucky to be part of such a wonderful team! Thank you for the wonderful inspiration! Hugs, Elizabeth

  7. Ooh I enjoyed that one, thanks for the great challenge and the fabulous DT inspiration. Teresa x

  8. Best wishes to Louise - what a lovely idea - and ladies, your cards and projects are fabulous! A feast for the eyes! Hugs Mary G x

  9. Congrats, Louise! What a great idea!

  10. Congratulations on a gorgeous baby girl! Love her name. :)

    Wonderful challenge. :)