Saturday, July 21, 2012

Magnolia Down Under Challenge #155 {Inspirational Photo PLUS Surprise Baby Shower} - BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENT plus Winner and Top 5

WOW - we couldn't have planned our Surprise baby shower any better - Louise delivered a healthy baby girl on july 17th at 18:28. She weighed in at 3870 g and was 52 cm long Her name is Ella Sigrid Josefin. Everything went really well and mother and baby are now home getting to know each other from the outside. Of course the announcement caused much excitement among us here at MDUC and Louise was happily facebooking away within a couple of hours of the delivery - she's an amazing woman - LOL. Check out this gorgeous photo of Ella taken a mere 2 hours after she entered the world - all together now - aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaw!

HUGE congratulations to Louise, Johan and big sister Signe from all of us here at MDUC.

And now onto the winners for the challenge. We LOVED everything baby this week of course and it was AMAZING to have you come along and help us celebrate with your gorgeous creations! We have voted on a winner and this week we'd like to congratulate.....

Audhild {24}

Isn't this the most adorable shaker card?!? I love the pearls around the scalloped edge and the die cut border. Such a soft and sparkly card - perfect for a new baby girl! If you want to see more of Audhild's gorgeous work you can check out her blog HERE.

Audhild can you please contact Karen at to claim your winner's badge and prize. 

Before we list our Top 5 we decided that we'd have a SURPRISE PRIZE for one of you for joining us since the whole challenge was about surprises. The winner of THIS prize was picked using

Congratulations Jane Ayres {3}

Jane can you please contact Karen at to claim your prize. 

And now it's onto our Top 5. These are listed in numerical order and we'd like to congratulate these amazing entries - awesome job everyone....

All of our Top 5 picks are are linked back to the original entries to make it easier for you guys to go and check them out. Please grab our gorgeous Top 5 badge from the sidebar and display it proudly on your blog to let everyone know how fabulous we think your work is! 

Don't forget to drop back in and visit us tomorrow to see the new challenge we have for you to play along with and the always amazing inspiration from the MDUC DT. 

Debbie P and the MDUC team


  1. happy happy ... also congratulations louise and family on the arrival of baby Ella

    jane x hugs x

  2. Congratulations to Louise, baby Ella and the family! What a little darling :o) xx

  3. Congratulations Louise and family and welcome to the baby Ella, she's so sweet.
    Thank you ladies for choosing me in your top 5 I'm very happy thank you.
    Teresa x

  4. Congrats Louise, beautiful baby Ella and all of the family! Thank you so much for chosing my card for the top 5!!! You made me very happy! Thanks for the fun challenge and a wonderful idea for a surprise crafting baby shower! Hugs, Elizabeth xx