December 27, 2010

Whiff of Joy's Ben and Nora

WOW I can't tell you how happy I was to finally have in my hands my long awaited Guest Design Team Stamps from Whiff of Joy!! They arrived on Christmas Eve, Eve!! WHOOHOOOOOO So now that I have them all mounted and ready to go, I couldn't wait to use Ben and Nora!! I love this cute pair:-) So I have made an Engagement Celebration Card!!

Ben and Nora are from the December Release at Whiff of Joy - why not head on over there and throw them in your trolley!!  I've also used a stamp from the Cheers to You, they are so awesome - you get 9 different stamps and all you have to do is trim, stick on your clear block and then ink!!  So cool!! Oh and they come in a CD Case - perfect really!! and did you see the French Lilies Boarder Die I've used?? - OMGOSH how gorgeous is that??  Its from Whiff of Joy too, in case you wondered!!

Challenges I'm entering:
Anything Goes Challenges - The Letter C.... my card is for a Celebration
Charisma Cards - Pearls and Lace
Totally Gorguss - Some-one special
Mad 4 Markers - Anything Goes

Stamps: December Release: Ben and Nora, Cheers to You Sentiments from Whiff of Joy
Paper: Kraft, Pink Card Stock, and Bo Bunny Crazy Love Patterned 6x6
Embellishments: French Lilies Boarder Die from Whiff of Joy, Pearls, Lace, Ribbon, Pin, Pearls and Crystals.
Coloured: Copics and atyou Spica Markers

P.S Dont forget to enter in my Candy!!

December 19, 2010

Jazz Up those Christmas Gift cards with a Handbag Gift Card Holder - Whiff of Joy Tutorial

Hi Everyone,

I just wanted to let you all know that I have a Tutorial up on the Whiff Of Joy Tutorial and Inspiration blog, showing you how to make a Handbag Gift Card holder!!  It's perfect for any ladies, who you may have bought a gift voucher or gift card for, and you want something a little bit more special to pop it in - other than just an ordinary envelope!!  So I hope you will jump on over and check it out!!

Here is a picture of what it looks like - its pretty cute huh?

When you open it up, inside is a place to pop those gift cards!!  I used a beautiful Whiff of Joy Christmas 2010 Stamp - Angel and Trumpet - isn't she gorgeous?? The Gift Card slides in behind the picture, sorry this one is empty at the moment!!

Stamp: Whiff of Joy - Angel and Trumpet - Christmas 2010 available now at Whiff of Joy
Paper: Silver Card, Copic X-press it, Echo Park Paper Co.
Embellishments: Papermania Mirror Snowflake, Paper Chic Pearls, KaiserCraft Bling in Crystal and Blue, Paper Chic Silver Tassel, Blue and Silver Sheer Ribbon, Silver Ink, Dazzling Diamonds, Silver Pen, Heidi Swapp Acetate Snowflakes, Velco Square, Stickles
Colour: Copic

P.S: Don't forget to enter in my CANDY!!!!


Magnolia Down Under Challenge #77

Well not long now and it will be Christmas!!  Are you ready, done all your shopping?  Well I have - so YAY for me!!

This week, at Magnolia Down Under we have a cool Challenge for you its:


I decided to make a little Christmas Chochie Holder!! I used my cricut to cut out the box which for some reason didn't actually have a handle?? so I fashioned one up and attached it to the sides.  I guess I could make one for easter too?? hahahah  Here it is hope you love it!!

This is a pic, so you can see what the sides look like, they are both the same!!

This is the back, I cut a scroll using my Cricut and then wrote on it, my baby's name, Ruby, and then her friends and cousins!! 

I hope to jump on over to Magnolia Down Under and see what the rest of the Design Team have made, I'm sure its going to knock your socks off - hahahaha and we would love it if you joinined in the fun for this challenge which is running a little bit longer so go on - go and check out all the details!!

Paper: Stampin' Up Kraft, Magnolia Patterned Paper
Embellishments: Magnolia Snowflake Die, Papermania Mirror Snowflake, Stickles, Paper Doily, Stripy Ribbon, Paper Chic Pearls, KaiserCraft Bling, Cricut - Box and Scroll, Dazzling Diamonds, Puffy Paint, Distress Ink, Zig Pen, Raffia, and Chochies
Colour: Copic
Stamps: Magnolia Stamp Club - Edwin and his List, Magnolia Present

P.S: Don't forget to enter in my CANDY!!!!

December 17, 2010

Whiff Of Joy Christmas Blog Hop

Merry Christmas!! Not long now till the big guy in the red suit comes to visit!!! - hope you've cleaned your Chimney's (if you have one!!) I think I'm going great this year - done all my shopping, got it wrapped - now it just preparing for the Christmas Lunch BBQ that we are having this year, at our house with about 20 family members!! eeck!!

Now our Fabulous Whiff of Joy Christmas blog hop Starts at  Katharina's Stamping with a Whiff of Joy if you would like to go to the beginning!!, but if you have come to me from Gio's Blog then your on the right track!!

But before I get to my card, I wanted to let you all know that Whiff of Joy currently has a 20% Discount on your next order - click on Whiff of Joy to be taken to the Store!!

Oh and Katharina, has really been getting in the Christmas Sprit, and currently she has an Advent Calendar - its soooooo cool, make sure you check it out - go to Katharina's Stamping with a Whiff of Joy

Now my Christmas Blog Hop creation!! For this, I combined two things that I have never made before - and honestly it was because I was FAR tooo chicken!!!... but it turns out that it really wasn't that hard after all.... here it is, I hope you LOVE it as much as me - because, I do love it heaps!!  Oh, and in case your wondering its a Shaker Tea Light Holder Box.... thingy-ma-jiggy!! 

and here is a close up of the shaker bits, tiny beads and a couple of Charms!!

This is what the inside looks like, I'm planning on putting a Whiff Of Joy Christmas Sentiment Stamp there, and cutting it out with the matching die,  but unfortunately, due to unforseen circumstances........ I'm still waiting on the post man to deliver it!! so for now it looks like this!!

Heres a bit of a close up of the flowers and candles!! Oh a lovely shadow of my camera and hand... grrr

Oh Oppps!!!  I think I may have forgetton to tell you about the Christmas Blog Hop PRIZE - WHOOHOOOOO how super fabbylicious is that??  the prize is..... 30 EURO to spend in WHIFF OF JOY Oh don't you just love it??

I think I have kept you almost long enough!!! - your next stop in the Whiff of Joy Christmas Blog hop is  Sandie's Blog - and I'm sure you'll love what she has installed for you!!

*But before you go, Please Don't forget to enter in my candy!!!!*

Challenges I'm entering:
Beary Scrap - Pearls and Gems
A Spoon Full of Sugar - Christmas Cards
Mad for Markers - Anything Goes
Copic Oz - Christmas with a Twist
Creative Inspirations - Anything Goes Christmas
Creative Card Crew - Anthing Goes
Everybody-Art Challenge - Self made Present
Tip Top Tuesday - Christmas Inspired Gift

Merry Christmas Everyone!!


December 16, 2010

Kim's Sketch at Whiff Of Joy Challenges

Hi everyone

Well guess what, I've finished making all my Christmas Cards, and I've even posted them all off!! so YAY, Double YAY for me...

So today I have a card that I made for this fortnights challenge at Whiff of Joy - its a really cool Sketch by Kim!!

So here it is, hope you like it...

Stamp: Whiff of Joy Melinda and Bouquet
Paper: Pink Card stock, Prima, Jenny Bowlin and scrap wordy paper from my scrap stash
Embellishments: Prima Flower, Flowers, Ladybug Charm, Glimmer Mist, Kaisercraft Bling, Feather, Sentiment Sticker, Cricut - Storybook, Label and Corner flourish, Silver Ink, Pink Ink
Colour: Copic

*Please dont forget to enter in my Candy Drawn 21st January 2011*

December 15, 2010

Whiff Of Joy Christmas Blog Hop Info......

I just wanted to let you know that Whiff Of Joy is having a Fabulous Christmas Blog Hop starting this Friday at 8.00 AM GMT time - about 7.00 PM here in Australia!!  I hope you will come and Join in the fun....

Oh and Dont forget Whiff of Joy currently have a 20% Discount Coupon so check it out: Whiff Of Joy  you don't wanna miss out on this fabulous offer!!

P.S Don't forget to Enter in my Candy!!!

December 12, 2010

Time for another Magnolia Down Under Challenge

Good Morning People in Blogland!!

Well its Sunday and that means time for a new Challenge over at Magnolia Down Under.  This week, I'm playing along with the "other" Design Team Members of our Group!!  I mean, I just could not resist this yummy Challenge!!  So what's the Challenge? Its a Colour Recipe one - WHOOHOOO


How Simply Delicious??  Hence, why I decided to have a play with the "other" girls!!  So here is my card, Hope you like it!!

Just Magnolia - Make a Christmas Card

Stamps: Magnolia - Tilda and Violin, Tickled Pink Christmas Sentiments from Tickled Pink Stamps
Paper: Stampin' Up Red, Kraft and Chocolate Card stock, Websters Christmas and Echo Park Paper Co.
Embellishments: Chocolate Ribbon, Cream Lace, Choc and Cream Feathers, Magnolia Wing Die, Tickled Pink Christmas Sentiment Die, Stickles, Glossy Accents, Bling, Dazzling Diamonds, White Gel Pen
Colour: Copic and Chocolate Ink

December 7, 2010

Henry is playing at Whiff of Joy Challenges

Well how is everyone?? Freezing no doubt in Europe, and here well we are getting washed away with floods!!  But not in my little State of Tasmania - lucky - but today is pretty horrid!!  Just the other day we had the air conditioning on - because it was so sticky and hot and today - well I'm kinda thinking I might even pop the heater on... brrrrrr.... its cold and rainy:-(

But enough about that, today I have a little Christmas Card to show you!!  I used a cute little image from Whiff of Joy - it's called Henry and Ornament 2009. He is so cute, and so fantastic to colour, I had a great time!!

So I'm entering my little Henry into the current Whiff of Joy Challenge which is to make a Christmas card using non-traditional colours - so in other words no red or green!!  I think I did pretty well with my purple and silver!!

Here it is, the picture is not great, sorry but as I said before, its pretty horrid here today!!

Stamp: Whiff of Joy: Henry and Ornament 2009 available now, Magnolia snowflake stamp
Paper: Stamping Up Eggplant Card, Bo Bunny Purple Patterned paper and Silver patterned Paper, I can't remember which company...
Embellishments: Bling Buckle, Flowers, KaiserCraft Bling, Puffy White Paint, Crystal Effects, Stickles, Lace, Purple Velvet Ribbon
Colour: Copic


December 5, 2010

Magnolia Down Under Challenge #75

Hello Magnolia fans!!  Today is Sunday so you know what that means - hahahaha another brand new Challenge at Magnolia Down Under and this weeks theme is:


Oooooo I love this this challenge!! I have dabbled in a bit of Quilting so it was fun pulling out a few of my Quilting Block Books and picking out a quilting block to make the background of my card!!  I've used a Sawtooth Star or an Evening Star - which ever you like to call it!! hahaha So like my quilting with fabric my paper patchwork pieces don't quite match up grrrrr - but don't look so close and you'll never know!! Here is my card, I hope you love it, as much as me!!

Note to self: make sure you stick your image on first before gluing flowers, that way your image will be in the center and not squ-whiff like this one..... oops

And here is another one I made, with the other bits of paper that I had!!! hahahaha its the opposite colour way!!

Just Magnolia - Anything Goes with Sparkles
Bizzy Bec's - Christmas
Paper: Stampin' Up Kraft, Kasier Christmas 6x6
Embellishments: Magnolia Doo Hickey Dies, Pearl Spray, Maya Road Trinket Pins, Flowers, Leaf, Gold Bell, Ribbon, Stickles, White Gel Pen, Gold Ink
Colour: Copic
Stamps: Magnolia - Tilda with Christmas Post, Christmas Background, Secret Tilda, Snowflake and Santa Post !!


December 3, 2010

Whiff of Joy - Joy Fold!!

Good Afternoon!!  Well you may not know that I was chosen to be on the Whiff of Joy Design Team for the next 2 months as a Guest!! WHOOHOO Lucky me!! I'm so excited, I think I might bust!! Thank you Katharina for giving me this wonderful opportunity!!

Anyway so I thought I would make a little card today, its a Joy Fold!!  I really like this type of fold for a card, it makes it a little bit more special!! Anyway here it is, I hope you love it as much as me, because well I love it heaps!! LOL

and here is the inside, Pretty huh??

For my card, I have used Prima Papers, Fairy Flora, I really love these papers, and I'm thinking I'm gunna need to grab myself another pad of it!!  here is the rest of the goodies I used:

Stamp: Willow with Basket of Flowers available from Whiff of Joy
Paper: SU Card Stock, Prima
Embellishments: Flowers, Lace, Prima Butterfly, Martha Stewart Butterfly Punch, Ribbon, Bling, Butterfly Embossing Folder, Nestie Die, Charm
Colour: Copic


A Little Birthday Announcement

Happy Birthdayyyyyyyy to you, Happy Birthdayyyyyy to You, Happy Birthdayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy Dear Jackieeeeeeeee..... Happy Birthday to YOUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU !!!!

Hope you have a Wonderful Day!!

December 1, 2010

Time to Let you in on a Big Secret!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Mmmmm so do ya wanna know?? do ya really wanna know?? hahahahah, ok well let me tell you, it's special PINK business - I knicked this bit off info from Kellie, because I can - hahhahaha I'm part of the new, well you can read all about it below!!!

Hi there {PINK} Fans,

Well welcome to the
NEW Challenge blog! We are starting our first challenge on 7th of January 2011. Be sure to mark your calendars, as we'll have lots of inspiration, prizes and FUN. But for now lets have a little give away that will be going till 6th January 2011 and the winner/s will be announced on our first challenge.  Make sure you pop on over to the new Challenge Blog HERE for all the fabulous Details on how to win and also to meet the rest of the Design Team!!!

1st PRIZE.....

Is the entire release in RUBBER of the first release in January. You will be one of the very firsts to get yours in the mail. *comes with a little condition that the winner will be informed of at the time* I can tell you that you will be getting 10 stamps, a sentiment set and a die...

2nd PRIZE....

3rd PRIZE....2 NEW release rubber Cherrie's and 2 NEW release rubber Lil Lolita/Lads...

WHOO HOO how amazing is that. Be sure to let all your crafting and challenge loving friends about this amazing prize.

So how Fantastic is that??  So now the cat's out of the bag you know the super secret I've been busting to tell for a while now!! YAY and Phew.... I tell ya it was a big one for me to keep!! hahaha

So I hope you will pop on over to Tickled Pink Stamps Challenges and become a follower and enter in the gorgeous candy offer above....

Till next time, Happy Crafting!!!

November 25, 2010

The Very Very Last Ever Lil Lolita Boutique Challenge #25 How Sad :"(

Well I have my box of tissues at hand, because this is the very Last Challenge at Lil Lolita Boutique....  *sniff sniff*

I have really enjoyed the past 25 Challenges, and checking out everyone's fantastic creations each week!! Which really have inspired me with some pretty cool ideas!!!  I have also made a bunch of new friends within the Design Team, which I think has been one of the best parts!!!

Ok so enough about that, lets get to the fun stuff shall we?? Here is my card... Hope you love it as much as me (hahahahah) I lurv these Bo Bunny Papers - yummmmmmmmmm

This week's challenge we have a fantastic sketch, designed by Da Boss Lady - aka Kellie!!!!  Check it out:
I've pretty much followed the sketch, the only thing I switched position of was the little trio at the bottom!!  If I put it where it was meant to be, then you wouldn't see it under my fat lace!!  So its up the top!! hahahah

So make sure you head on over to Lil Lolita Boutique and see what gorgeous work the rest of the Design Team have on offer for you, I'm sure you'll be inspired!!!

And we would love to see your Lil Lolita Cards with the above sketch, so come on - come and join in all the fun!!!

Paper: Stampin' Up Kraft & Whisper White, Bo Bunny
Embellishments: Green Ribbon, Lace, Cuttlebug Embossing Folder, Cuttlebug Snowflake Die, Snowflake Charm, Flowers, Stickles, Kaiser Craft Bling, White Gel Pen, Purple Ink
Colour: Copic
Stamps: Lil Lolita - Christmas Willow (Digi) available now from Tickled Pink Stamps, Magnolia Sentiment


November 21, 2010

Magnolia Down Under Challenge #73

So I have been making lots of Christmas Cards, and here is another one... hahha This one is for Magnolia Down Under, we have a brand new challenge that starts today - and this weeks theme??  its a Sketch and this sketch was created by one of our former Design Team Members - Chantelle... So why not head on over to Magnolia Down Under, and check out the sketch... and then come and join in the fun!! 

So I have switched things around just a little and instead of the butterfly I used Flowers!!  I hope you like my card as much as me!!

Paper: Kraft, Silver Patterned Paper and a Blue Snowflake Patterned Paper - sorry don't know which company's:(
Embellishments: Snowflake Charm, Ribbon, Pom-Pom Trim, Kaiser Bling, Flowers, Kindy Glitz, White Puff Paint
Colour: Water Coloured with Distress Inks
Stamps: Magnolia Snoowy Circle - So jolly under the mistletoe? 2009 and Giggling Tilda - a merry little christmas collection 2010 


November 18, 2010

Whiff Of Joy Guest Design Team Call

Hey Everyone, here is a card that I have made using one of my Whiff of Joy Stamps!! Actually I only have 2 LOL (so far)!!!!

So Whiff of Joy currently have a Design Team Guest Spot call, so I thought I would have a go!!  After all - why not?? If you would like to try your luck also, then jump on over to Stamping with a Whiff of Joy, and check out all the details!!

So here is my card that I have made - following a sketch by Katharina Frei.  It's a great sketch, and I have pretty much followed it, the only thing missing is the Sentiment but I have incorporated one with my Banner using the Whiff of Joy Pennant Die!! I had lots of fun colouring up Willow with Cookies!!  I hope you love my card as much as me:-)

Whiff Of Joy - Design Team Guest Spot Call
Spoon Full of Sugar - Distressing #130
Simon Says Stamp - Sparkles
Bizzy Bec Store Challenge - Cute and Sweet

Paper: Stampin' Up Kraft, Bo Bunny and Kaiser
Embellishments: Whiff of Joy Pennant Die, Magnolia Leaf Die, Kaiser Pearls, Flowers, Stickles, Delish Rub-ons, Gold Brads, Ribbon
Colour: Copic
Stamps: Whiff of Joy - Willow with Cookies


Lil Lolita Boutique Challenge #24

Well Oh My Goodness - its almost the end of November - WOW where has the year gone??  Anyway as you know we are getting close to our very last Boutique Challenge :-( I know very sad.... but that does mean that you can all come and play at the new Tickled Pink Stamps Challenges which is going to go Weekly!!! (in the new year)  How fabby is that??  I can't wait to find out more about it, can you???

So this week we have a fantastic challenge for you to come and play along with its:

Anything Goes Christmas!!!

So we would love to see your brilliant Christmas Cards - or maybe something other than a card!! maybe a Christmas Gift??  anyway its up to you!!

I have made a card - and its featuring a brand new Christmas Lil Lolita - FRANKIE!!  I must say that I have fallen in love with these Christmas Lil Lolita's and Frankie is one of my Favourites!!  I love how he is almost about to lose his Snowman - cracks me up - because I just about lose my Marbles at Christmas too - especially when its my turn to cook Christmas Lunch for about 20 people - eeck... but I do get help and its only every 3 years - but Still - I don't doing like it much at all!! LOL So enough waffling here is my card, hope you like!!!

Paper: Stampin' Up Kraft, Bo Bunny Patterned Paper and Green Stripe from Scrap Stash
Embellishments: Magnolia Doo Hickey Tag Die, Cricut Christmas Cheer Cartridge - hohoho, White Gel Pen, Snowflake Punch, Kaiser Bling, Kindy Glitz, Gold Gel Pen, Crystal Effects, Stampin' Up Ribbon and Thin Gold Cord - from my local scrap shop
Colour: Copic
Stamps: Christmas Lil Lolita - Frankie available now at Tickled Pink Stamps


November 14, 2010

Magnolia-Licious Challenge #1

Hey Everyone, today I have been busy making card for the Brand new Challenge Magnolia-licious Challenges - the first one is a colour theme: PINK and Yellow.... how sweet. 

So with these colours I made a baby card... I did need one, so that was good... but again I still wish I got the New Baby Sentiment stamp that came out with the cozy collection.... that's twice now that I could have used it!! LOL

Anyway here is my card - I think its pretty sweet, so I hope you like it too!

Paper: Stampin' Up Pink and White Card, Prima Paper, Kaiser Paper
Embellishments: Lace, Ribbon, Baby Pram Charm, Flowers, Martha Stewart Butterfly Punch, Stampin' Up Rose Embossing Folder, Kaiser Bling, Kindy Glitz, White Gel Pen, Stampin' Up Pastel Chalk - Pink
Colour: Copic
Stamps: Sleeping Tilda - Cozy Collection 2010, Stampin' Up Swirl. Ink: Momento and Stampin' Up Barely Banana


November 11, 2010

Lil Lolita Boutique Challenge #23

Hey People, today is Thursday and that means a brand new Challenge at Lil Lolita Boutique... this week we want you to get a bit sentimental or Christmassy hehehehehe you guessed it:

{Pink} Christmas or All about Sentiments
So because of the confusion this week, you can make either a Pink Christmas card or a Sentimental card or Combine the two - up to you!!

Here is my card, hope you like!!  I have used the Brand Spankin' new Image - Christmas Evie... Isn't she great??  She is available at Tickled Pink Stamps - so run on over HERE and bag yours!!!!

Also make sure you jump on over to the Boutique and see what gorgeous work the Design Team have done - I'm sure you get heaps of inspiration from them!!

Paper: Stampin' Up Pink Card Stock, Kraft, Whisper White. Kaiser Christmas Paper
Embellishments: Lace, Sentiment ChristmasTicket, Roses, Snowman Charm from Tickled Pink Stamps, Sheer Ribbon, Nestie - beaded ovals, Kindy Glitz, Crystal Effects
Colour: Copic - Silver Ink, Momento Ink
Stamps: Christmas Evie available from Tickled Pink Stamps


November 7, 2010

Magnolia Down Under Challenge #71

Well Good Morning Magnolia Fan's!!!!!  Today we have a brand new Challenge for you... this week:

Make your Own Embellishments !!!!

How fabby!!  For my card I only made the flowers and the leaf and the Paper Lace - with my Magnolia Doo Hickey Die's.... So I guess you can say I kinda cheated a little bit, because I didn't make ALL of my embellishments hahahahah

and here is a close up of my Copic colouring, you can see I did the Aura thingy around miss Gingerbread Tilda, you can find out how to do this by either going to Kylie Blonde's blog or at Tickled Pink Stamps....

So make sure you pop on over to Magnolia Down Under Challenges - to see what the rest of the Design Team have made - its going to knock your socks off I reckon!!!

Paper: Stampin' Up Kraft and Maroon Card Stock, Basic Grey Jovial Papers, Express It
Embellishments: Paper Lace, Paper Flowers, Paper Leaf, all made using Magnolia Doo Hickey Die's, Metal Charm, Ribbon, Lace and Bling Flower Center, Kindy Glitz
Colour: Copic and Copic Sparkle pen
Stamps: Stamp Club - Gingerbread Tilda - Merry Christmas Collection 2010 and So Jolly under the Mistletoe Collection 2009 - Post Mark