When there is good conversation among friends interacting to each other's creativity there is MAGIC IN THE AIR!

Challenges run from Monday through Sunday; every two weeks.

Monday, September 21, 2009


The special person to receive the random drawing prize for participating in last weeks challenge is: Gypsy

Please send me your address at magicintheair@att.net so I can get this out to you. CONGRATS and ENJOY!

Today I bring you "Eldon with Flower"! Isn't he just the cutest! Now, I have to tell you the story behind this cute little caterpillar and also why his debut is in September. Helen, one our Guest Designers, prior to knowing she would ever be a Guest Designer had a dream one night about my stamps and she approached me with a few ideas of what she had envisioned and so I took my sketch pad on vacation with me and messed around and I approached her with a Guest spot and as you can see she said yes and so I just knew that this image should debut in the same month. She had no idea I had drawn him up and so when I sent her the September images he was there for a little extra surprise for her. I have to say I just love him and you will be seeing more of this little fellow in future images.

With Eldon, I intentionally kept him free of stripes, dots and other patterns, mainly because I wanted crafters to be able to "dress" him up in different ways and be able to change his look if they wanted to. I did this with the images on my other blog. I had a lot of fun making "designer Eldons"!

(left click, then right click "save as" the larger image)
So, snag Eldon, take the time to leave some luvins in a post for the designers and tell me what you think of Eldon. Also, see if you can carve out some time and play along with the challenge this week.

("Eldon with flower" is no longer available for free... I am in a process of getting a website up and going to make available to you not only these images, but many more originals by me in digital form and in the near future photopolymer as well... it's all in "the works"! In just hours a new free image will be released)

Curt brings us this weeks challenge which is to use the image I have provided "Eldon with Flower" and use some ribbon and add a bow! Yep, it's that simple and wonderful!! So, grab some time, the image and of course your ribbon and let the metamorphosis begin!

The prize for this week’s random drawing for whoever participates in this weeks challenge and links their work back here is:

Curt's Blog

Leigh Anne's Blog

Nilla's Blog

Stephanie's Blog

September's Guest Designers:

Deedee's Blog

Helen's Blog

So, make sure you check out my other blog here. Last month I made all my DT and GD's little thank-you cards and I used this image to make them. So, I actually have 7 cards on my blog with this image, so check them out. Eldon is one cute caterpillar and can have many looks!

Magical Monday Participants
1. Gypsy
2. rose miller
3. Renata
4. Connie
5. Judy
6. Debra B
7. Jennifer
8. Kimberly S
9. Marla H.
10. Sue Walsh
11. Esther
12. Patti J.
13. Erin
14. Karen
15. Diane
16. susan Goetter
17. JanJ
18. Pinky
19. Denise Smalley
20. Kim Mc (Living in Paradise)
21. Linda B
22. Wilma
23. Tracey V
24. Stacie
25. Tiffany

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jmj said...

Eldon is just the cutest!! Love it!! I snagged him :) The designs are awesome

Carol said...

What a cutie...

Have snagged and hope to play as soo many B/day cards to make

Thank you and great DT work too

tigerlilly2608 said...

Eldon is a real cutie, I snaged him, the dt have done a wonderful job with him. I'm off to have a play now, Have a great day, and thank you for this little cutie..hugs x

Lisa B said...

Thanks so much Nina! He is absolutely adorable...He just makes me smile!! Hopefully it will do the same for the receiver of the card!

Esther said...

Isn't he just the cutest little caterpillar?!? Here's hoping I get some extra time to try him out!

Jennifer said...

This lil guy is SO CUTE!

Rachel said...

Nina, he's such a sweetie. I also snagged him and will be back later with my entry.

Rose said...

he is so stinken cute!! cant wait to use him :0) thanks!!

Gypsy said...

WOO HOO I won those gorgeous flowers--I've never won anything on the internet before! ELDON is AWESOME--man is he cute! I can't wait to get busy with the caterpillar....so sweet on that flowerpot.
THANK you so very much Nina for doing this challenge every week--it gives me something to look forward to every week--starting off a Monday with a litle bit of magic!
Hugs, Gypsy

Judy said...

OMG, Nina...Eldon is just adorable. And of course, I snagged him and have posted my card.

Anonymous said...

Little Eldon is cute!
printed and made my card right away! love him that much!

And your team designers did wonderful work!

"Kirby" (KrB) said...

Love Eldon, Nina. He's too cute! Had to snag him and I'm pondering how to work up my card. Hugs,

Gypsy said...

I finished ELDON--oh man--he's my favorite so far! I can't WAIT TILL you start selling and designing more.

Jennifer said...

This one is really cute....my card is now linked.

Kimberly S said...

The DT cards are wonderful! Eldon is simply adorable, and was such fun to color. Thanks so much for sharing him. :)

*Alison* said...

This is adorable.. I just found your blog.. I am hoping I have time to give him a wirl and try to make a card..thanks for sharing your talent with us.. HUGS

Lynn said...

Hi Nina,
I snagged Eldon. He is super cute!

1CardCreator said...

Thanks Nina for another great image. I snagged Eldon, cause he's so cute! ~Diane

"Tillymint" said...

Thanks Nina, I fell for Eldon so he came to my house and I've posted a card today!!! Thanks for sharing your talent.

1CardCreator said...

Thanks Nina, Eldon with flower is adorable, I'm looking forward to seeing more of him! He worked out perfect for a special card I wanted to make. Mr.Linky has him now, but not for long, on the way to the post office! ~Diane

Susan said...

Eldon is just adorable! Thanks for another cute design!! Love it!

JanJ said...

Eldon is sooooo sweet, have entered using Mr Linky


Jan xx

pinky said...

Nina he is sooo cute I couldn't resist having a little play with him, hope you don't mind.

Linda said...

Thank you for the adorable digi image!!
Love all the DT cards...they are just the cutest!!
I have posted my card in Mr Linky.

Wilma said...

Very cute - just had to have a go and have posted card with Mr Linky!

craft_princess said...

Cute digi- Thanks!

Gypsy said...

Nina--my flowers came in the mail today and I LOVE them! THANK you so very much. Looking forward to tomorrow's challenge.
I'm adding your little logo to my blog.


Knitgirlll06 said...

Just wanted to let you know that you have totally unlocked the door to my understanding how to use digital stamps, I have been so busy every since. Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful creations with us.

CraftinGranny said...

What a cutie. I haven't completed any card with digistamps but I'm going to play with Eldon and can't wait to see how it works. Thanks so much for the stamps and for sharing your talents.
"Hugs" Granny

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