April 28, 2010

Don't know if I can do this or not?

But I will anyway!!!

I've made another card for The Pink Elephant.  Wasn't all that happy with how the first one turned out with my Tilda scene (colouring ok - card not so)

So here it is, its a gate fold card, because I love them!!  They just just so fancy pants I think:-) Sorry the pic's are that great but if you saw the weather here, you would understand!!  There has been all sorts of weather warning's here in Tassie this morning and OMGosh, its been so windy, pouring with rain and cold. Yuck!!  (so nice for my husband to be flying to Melbourne in, NOT!! - eeck hope he wasn't sick!!)

This is it folded out, there is another butterfly tucked around the corner the same as the one you can see.

Paper: Stampin' Up Kraft, Bazill Brown, October Afternoon Thrift Shop, Paper Doily from Tickled Pink Stamps & Stampin' Up Very Vanilla
Embellishments: Flowers & Leaves from Tickled Pink Stamps, Ribbon, Kaiser Bling, Kindy Glitz, White Gel Pen, Martha Stewart Monarch Butterfly Punch
Stamps: C.C Designs Birgitta on A Tree Stump
Colours: Water coloured with Tim Holtz Distress Inks: Antique Linen, Worn Lipstick, Spun Sugar, Scattered Straw, Frayed Burlap, Dusty Concord, Bundled Sage, Tumbled Glass, Walnut Stain, Black Soot, Barn Door

April 27, 2010

Just Magnolia #52 & The Pink Elephant #64

Well Hi Everyone!!  Here is a card that I made yesterday and finished off today.  I've used Aqua on Tilda's dress, which is the theme at The Pink Elephant and Just Magnolia has "Anything Goes", so it was perfect for that challenge as well.

My Sparkly purple paper is from Kaiser out of a little 6x6 paper pack, I love the 6x6 pads for my card making - and it seems like just about every paper company has one - keep 'em coming I say!! 

Paper: Stampin' Up Kraft, Kaiser
Embellishments: Tickled Pink Leaves, Flower, Kaiser Pearls, Kaiser Aqua Bling, Sheer Ribbon
Stamps: Magnolia Tilda with Three Flowers - Hoppy Easter Collection 2010, Magnolia Kitchen Bench - Raising the Ceiling Collection 2010, Magnolia Butterfly Grass - Chasing Butterflies Collection 2009, Dot Butterfly - Chasing Butterflies Collection 2009.
Colours: Water coloured with Tim Holtz Distress Ink: Antique Linen, Worn Lipstick, Spun Sugar, Scattered Straw, Frayed Burlap, Dusty Concord, Filled Lavender, Bundled Sage, Shabby Shutters, Tumbled Glass, Walnut Stain & Black Soot

April 25, 2010


This morning while having my morning coffee, I went on my daily wander into Blog Land, first stop, was Magnolia Down Under Challenges, to see what the new challenge was....

and then, I thought my sleepy eyes were trickin' me when I saw my name up there to join in on the Design Team.... WOOHOO 

So I emailed Kellie and all the while I thought "does she actually mean me?? and not some other Karen?????"  But yes!! Its true, Kellie had picked me - I still can't believe it!!

WOOHOO  It really has made my day!!!!  Completely cheered me up from the horrible (under statement) week that has been happening to one of my, and my husband's work mate.

So here are a couple of pictures of my beautiful baby girl, Ruby.  She is almost 8 months old now and is so darn cute!!  She's sitting in her Bumbo (in her pj's) - because she can't sit up by herself yet, in fact she can't "do" a lot of things, but I don't mind because she stays where I put her, when all my friends baby's who are the same age, aren't.... hehehehe!!!  So I get to enjoy a little more non-mischief time for a while!!

Ruby must be thinking - what are you doing Daddy !!! Which I think, Ruby thinks quite often... heheheheheh

April 21, 2010

Magnolia Down Under Challenge #42

Masking is this week's theme at Magnolia Down Under, I love it, it's just so much fun!!  Anyway I had so much fun with last weeks challenge where we had to just use black and white to colour our Tilda, and at the time I thought it would be great fun to do Tilda in sepia colours,  but add a little colour to it  (like they used to do to the black and white photo's back in the 50's.....?? or earlier)  I'm so loving the vintage thing at the moment and OMGosh the papers that I have stashed away are just so great!!  I bought them, I reckon about 6 years ago when I first started to Scrapbook, and at the time I was scrapping our Travels - and everything for that theme was vintage!  Don't know why it was like that, and I thought it was just soooooooooo boring!!  So I dragged out some pretty paper which I thought was just perfect and went from there, and I just sent a little tut on how to make the paper rose, by my friend, so I had to try it out!!.  Hope you like it!!
Paper: Stampin' Up Kraft and Brown, K&Company Life's Journey (can you believe I still know the name?) and Kaiser Lilac Avenue.
Embellishments: Tickled Pink Stamps Leaves, Making Memories Brads, and I made paper Rose!!
Stamps: Magnolia Love News Tilda and Postbag with Love Letters - Raising the Ceiling Collection 2010, and Stampin' Up.
Colours: Water coloured with Tim Holtz Distress Inks, Vintage Photo, Walnut Stain, Frayed Burlap, Antique Linen, Old Paper, Worn Lipstick and Dusty Concord.

April 19, 2010

Anya Ink #2 Pink & Sparkly

This morning I have been a bit busy changing my blog - thanx to Mandy so showing me how (no more boring pink)  Anyway I hope you like my new look!!  I'm still figuring out the header so hopefully that will be up soon too, and then it will all match - yay

This fortnight's challenge is pink and sparkly over at Anya Ink.  I've had so much (messy) fun with this one, I've smothered my card in glitter - as well as myself hehehe - and it looks so pretty!! (me too hehehe) I think  the camera needs a glitter function on it, because my photo's just don't show how sparkly it actually is :-(

So my card is kinda like a Gate fold but not - I've used heaps of glitter on the white edges and on the Flower in Dahlia's hair, also put a bit of crystal effects in the middle of the flower - but the picture doesn't show:-(  I've also used my brand spankin' new Martha Stewart Doily Punch - which the postie gave to me this morning - yay!!

So this is my card un-folded. You can see the colours better in this one, and my butterfly looks just about right with the glitter around the outside and the bling in the middle of it.
Paper: Basic Grey Sugar Rush Patterned Paper, Stampin' Up Kraft & Whisper White
Embellishments: Stampin' Up: Ribbon, Crystal Effects & Dazzling Diamonds. Kaiser Bling, Doodlebug Sugar Coating (pink), Kindy Glitz, Cutting Cafe Digi - Sweet, White Gel Pen
Punches: Martha Stewart Doily Punch, Stampin' Up Butterfly Punch
Stamps: The Greeting Farm - Dahlia
Colour: Water Coloured with Tim Holtz Distress Ink

April 18, 2010

Bizzy Bec Challenge 9

Hi Everyone
Well this card has taken a couple of days to make - simply because my mojo seems to have a go slow at the moment - arrgh

Anyway this months challenge has wings and flowers!!  Lovely!!  So I dragged out my pretty tilda with the butterfly wings and then did a three colour blend on the wings - which is probably why it took so long, seen so the first attempt was absolutly shocking - oh well...... on another note, Bec is looking for a Design Team Member and if you would like to pick me - I would be so very happy too:-)

Paper: Prima, Ocotber Afternoon and Stampin' Up Kraft
Embellishments: Tickled Pink Stamps Lace & Flowers & Leaves, Ribbon (love my black gingham) Kaiser Bling, Stampin' Up Dazzling Diamonds (on the wings) Kindy Glitz on the Martha Stewart (punch) butterflies, Birch Pin with Stampin' Up Crystal Bead, and a Making Memories Heart Brad - phew
Colour: Water coloured with Tim Holtz Distress Inks
Stamps: Magnolia Tilda as Butterfly - Chasing Butterflies Collection 2009

April 15, 2010

The Pink Elephant #62

So this week at the Pink Elephant there is a receipe challenge this is what the ingredients are:
  1. 1 Image
  2. 2 Die Cuts
  3. 3 Embellishments
So in my card for my image I have used C.C Designs Sweet November Stamps Darby and Bumbles - but I just used Darby of course - otherwise it would have been 2 images!!  my 2 die cuts are the label and the leaves which are cute little dies that I got from Stampin' Up.  My 3 Embellishments are Flowers, 2 are from Doodlebug and the 1 Yo-Yo is handmade by me!!  The Paper is by Basic Grey, the Paper Doily from Tickled Pink Stamps and I've also used Kraft cardstock.

Oh Alice

So this is a card that I made for Oh Alice - this week was to use flowers!!  So the other day I got my parcel from Kellie at Tickled Pink Stamps with my Kraftin' Kimmie stamps inside!!  So I just had to use one - I couldn't wait any longer LOL

So this is what I made:
Paper: Stampin' Up Card - Kiwi Kiss?, My Minds Eye
Embellishments: Flowers, Kaiser Bling Flowers, Bling, Buttons, Bamboo Wool, Ribbon, Zig Pen (hand written sentiment)
Colour: Water Coloured With Distress Inks

April 12, 2010

Magnolia Down Under Challenge #41 & Copics

Well this week at Magnolia Down Under Challenges, was Olden Days - use Black, White and Grey colours only to colour your image and then use Colourful Vintage Papers.  So I just used my Black Soot Distress Ink and boy did it take me forever to colour this little girl on the grand piano!!  But I must say I'm pretty pleased with it all, except I don't have the shading right, as in where the light source is coming from!! Just learnt about that from a tut that Fran sent to me....  anyway I guess I'll just have to practice a bit more with that!! Also used one of the fantastic crochet flowers that my friend Mandy made especially for me!!   So here is my card:-)

Paper: SU Cardstock, Prima, Designer Paper g.c.d studios
Embellishments: Bizzy Bec's Roses, Button, Bamboo Wool, Tickled Pink Stamps Lace, Ribbon, Kaiser Pearls, Handmade Crochet Flower by Mandy (my bestie)
Stamps: Magnolia Raising the Ceiling Collection: Noble Tilda and Grand Piano, Stampin' Up
Colour: Water coloured with Black Soot Distress Ink, Walnut Stain around the edges!!

Last week, Leigh, Ruby and I went on a little holiday down to Hobart.  We had a great time! It was our first family holiday together....  I really liked checking out some of the Local Scrapbooking shops down there (there is 3 - wowzers) and in one of them I found some Copics, I was so excited because it was the first time that I had actually seen them in real life!!  So anyway I bought some - RV10, RV13, what I thought was RV11 but is actually R11 and a blender pen.  I guess I got a bit bamboozled by it all and picked up the wrong one!!  So anyways I couldn't figure out why at first the colours were not blending like they do in all the tut's but then D'Oh..... I looked again at the pens and found that one was a different colour to the others...  Fran helped me out with a couple of other tut's about using just 2 colours which was brillant THANKS FRAN!! and thanks too for telling me about the Mad 4 Markers online shop - although Leigh thinks otherwise hehehe...  So this is what I have achieved so far - think I need a bit more practice.  They are alot harder to use than I thought, so you girls out there that use them are fantastic!!

April 5, 2010

Magnolia Down Under Challenge #40

Ok so here is my entry for this weeks Magnolia Challenge, the theme is a Thankyou card. So this is what I quickly made yesterday afternoon, while munching on a little bit of yummy chocolate!! So I used my brand new bird & branch punch from Stampin' Up and I then sprayed it with pearl glimmer mist - can't quite see in the photo - but its a little bit sparkly:-) I also used another new punch from Stampin' Up which is the little jewel tag!! I love my punches:-) but they do seem to take up a lot of room:-( Paper: Stampin' Up Card Stock, Basic Grey Koshi PP & Tickled Pink Stamps heart Paper Doily *coming soon*
Embellishments: Spotlight charm, TPS Lace, Ribbon, Kaiser Pearls & Bling, Silver Brad, Glimmer Mist (pearl) on the Bird and Branch. Stampin' Up new Bird Punch and Jewel Tag Punch
Colours: Water Colour with Distress Ink
Stamps: Magnolia Tilda with Sunflower Autumn Collection 2008, Stampin' Up Sentiment from Tiny Tags

Candy Alert... Candy Alert

Kellie from Tickled Pink Stamps, formally Magnolia Down Under is celebrating her her new online store by giving us all, a chance to win some yummy candy!! Kellie is giving away 3 lots of candy which is super fantastic and I hope that I win!!. There are 3 ways to win - see below, so make sure you dont miss out by entering!! goodluck:-)

ONTO the CANDY details. There are 3 ways in which to win and if you do all 3 well then your chances are even higher.
1st - The 1st prize will go to one lucky person that becomes a follower.
2nd - The 2nd will go to one lucky person that makes a blog post on their blog advertising this candy with a link back to this here post and popping their blog post link in Mr.Linky.
3rd - The third will go to one lucky person that leaves a comment on this blog post.For all these we will be using random.org to find the lucky winners of each prize.What are the prizes....?
1st - Is 6 stamps of the winners choice from any stamps in stock in store.
2nd - Is 3 stamps of the winners choice from any stamps in stock in store.
3rd - Is 1 stamp of the winners choice from any stamps in stock in store.So what are you waiting for, you have to be in it to win it and be sure to spread the word.... This candy will end on Saturday the 1st May 2010 MIDNIGHT and the winners will be announced on Monday the 3rd of May 2010.

April 3, 2010

Anya Ink #1

Wowee a brand new challenge to enter!! How fab!! check it out here. Anyway this challenge is all about The Greeting Farm (TGF) stamps. They are super cute, and I've been waiting what seems like forever for these little girls and guys to show up in my letter box:-) You can check out these great stamps Here

So This little cutie is from "Rock the Farm" Stamp set and I just had to have it (along with a bunch of others I might add!!) So this is what I did with her. Its another gate fold card, but they are just too much fun not to make!! Also you can see that I've managed to get my hands on a MS punch its got these tiny butterflies on it and I love it. There is a bigger butterfly that matches so I've have to scout around for one of those too!! awesome:-) This is it folded out!! I put some more MS butterflies in the middle and of course I used a heap of Kindy Glitz on them too:-)
So hope you are all having a wonderful Easter, I am!! Its been great staying at home with Leigh and Ruby:-) This afternoon I've been busy making a bunch of yo-yo fabric flowers - they are so cute and easy to make, except when my puddy cat, Ziggy, tries to run off with 'em. You'd think he'd be too old for that caper now - but apparently not!!

Paper: SU Kraft, Dark Brown Bazzil, Scrap Yellow Paper & October Afternoon including Farm Fresh!!
Embellishments: MS Butterfly Punch & Boarder Punch, Kindy Glitz, Websters Lace Trim, Kaiser Bling, Magnolia Down Under now Tickled Pink Stamps Paper Doily *coming soon*, Doodlebug flowers, Handmade by me Yo-Yo flower, Button, DMC Cotton, Velvet Ric-Rac, Zig Pen
Colours: Water Coloured with Distress Inks
Stamps: The Greeting Farm - Rock the Farm Set and C.C. Designs Spring Sugarplum Kit Sentiment