June 26, 2011

Magnolia Down Under Challenge #102

Hello Magnolia Fans!!

So it's not normally my week to make a card at Magnolia Down Under, but I thought I would anyway!! This week we have another awesome theme for you:


Oooooo yummo huh?  So yep I broke out the Sewing Machine and did some - not so fabby stitching around the edge of my card.  And also my card this week is a bit of a fancy shape... I bought a brand new Cricut Expression the other day, and OMGOSH it's soooooo COOL, I can now cut out stuff bigger like huge if I really want and also I love that it was 1/4 increments... and OMGOSH I can even cut stuff like really really small - It's just way tooooo cool... So here is my card, I hope you love it as much as me!! LOL

So I hope you will come along and play this week!! Also don't forget to go and visit the Magnolia Down Under blog  to see the most gorgeous creations from the Design Team.... We even have a new member - Lori !!  We are so excited to have her join our little "family"

Stamps: Magnolia Autumn - Sleeping Baby Tilda and Sentiment
Dies: Magnolia Doo Hickey's - Swirl from Wedding Collection, Tag and Leaf from the Butterfly Dreams Collection
Paper: Kaiser Craft, and pale purple card stock
Bits and Bobs: Kaiser Craft Flowers, and Wild Orchid Craft Flowers, Charm, String, Pebbles Shimmery Chalk, Stampin' Up Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, Lace, Ribbon, Machine Stitching. I used my Cricut to cut the Label, and the circle and circle frame
Colour: Copic


June 23, 2011

A Lovey Dovey Card

Hey Everyone

Today I have an engagement card to share... yesterday when I took Ruby to her Early Learning School, we met a new Teacher, (remember one left and they asked me to make her a card) well the new teacher, Di, loved it, and asked me to make an engagement card for her friends daughter (I think??) that has recently became engaged!!

So yep, I struck while the iron what hot!! and this is what I made, I hope she will like what I have done for her!!

I have always been a little frightened to use Blue!! Yep I'm crazy, but I have become rather fond of the B45, B41, B0000 and a bit of Blender..... It's just so soft and elegant looking to me!!

I have followed the sketch over at Whiff of Joy this fortnight!! I did follow it, except I did move the tag to the side, that's the only bit!! LOL Speaking of tags, I cut this one with my Cricut - Tie the Knot cartridge - that one has heaps of tags in it!! But I did manage to stuff up the size, on the first on - so that's where the 2 bigger doves are from!! Then I cut a smaller one.... oh dear.... It's going to take a little getting used to it, but at least now I have some instructions so that makes things a bit easier!! (my original one I got off my friend and it didn't have any instructions!!)

Here are some challenges I would Love to Enter:

Whiff of Joy - Sketch
Deep Ocean - Flowers
A Spoon Full of Sugar - Ribbons and Bows
Totally Papercrafts - Die Cuts/Punches

Stamps: Whiff of Joy - Nora and Ben and Cheers to You
Dies: Magnolia Butterfly Dreams Swirly Hearts, Nestie Label 17, Die-namics Rolled Rose Cricut Tag and Doves
Paper: Blue Card, Kaiser Craft, Whiff of Joy and Blue scrap
Bits and bobs: Wild Orchid Crafts Flowers, Ribbon, Lace, Charm, Whiff of Joy String, Perfect Pearls, Bling, Pearl Bead
Colour: Copic and Atyou Spica Clear

YAY for me!! I made top 3 for this one at Whiff of Joy!!  Thanks Everyone:-)


It's Paper Play Time

Well it's that time of the week and this week at Paper Play we want to see some Stars - no no we don't want you to hit us.... hahaha..... Oh and I forgot there is also stripes to be added too.... So it's Stars and Stripes...

For my card this week, I found some really cool Magnolia Paper - bright blue with white stars - so perfect and then I came across some red stripey paper... and when you put them together it kinda looks a bit like.... oh well you can see I'm sure!! hahahahah

I've also used a cute Teddy Bo image, and coloured him up with my copics.  I'm pretty pleased with how it turned out... so here it is, I hope you love it:-)

Oh and can you see the cool wavy edge to my image??  I got a new Paper Trimmer and it's pretty cool, it was 4 different cutting blades and a paper corner punch built in.... so AWESOME!!!

This week we have another awesome sponsor - it's Just some Lines.... So come on what are you waiting for - it's time for some Paper Play stars and stripes.... can't wait to see what you guys make:-)

Here are some Challenges I would love to Enter:

A Spoon Full of Sugar - Ribbons and Bows
Craft Us Crazy - Red White and Blue
Totally Papercrafts - Die Cuts/Punhes

Stamps: Teddy Bo, and Dark Room Door
Paper: Magnolia and October Afternoon
Fancy Stuff: Star punch, cheese cloth, Tim Holtz film strip, Button, String, Ribbon, Tim Holtz Journal Ticket, Glimmer Mist and Crackle Paint.
Colour: Copic and background with Pebbles Shimmery Chalks!!


June 19, 2011

It's Hippity Hoppity Blog Hop

Welcome to the Sentimental Sundays “Celebrate Summer” blog hop. Did you know that the 21st June is the official first day of summer in the northern hemisphere!!! I wish I was there right now, because it's getting rather chilly here in Tasmania... Yep I'm in the Southern Hemisphere!! brrrr..... anyway, this week we have a awesome theme for you it's Summery or Sparkly!! So how are you liking the super massive blog hop so far??  Do you need another cup of Coffee yet?? LOL
You should have arrived here from Elena (Did she blow you away for what??) If you didn't come from there, and just ventured here from somewhere else, and you would like to join in the hop, then please start at the HERE 
For my card this week, I have made an Easel card, with a little bit extra!!  Of course I've used Tilda - she is my favourite, and she is munching away on some scrumptious strawberries... yum so here she is I hope you love it as much as me!!

Here is a bit of a side view so you can see the "extra" bit hehehehe it was fun making my easel card just a wee bit different!!

We hope you will join in our “Summery or Sparkly” (plus a sentiment of course!!) challenge this week. Our sponsor is the marvelous Ann Vento of Rain Drop Echo Designs. This prize will be four INDIVIDUAL sentiment sets from the Raindrop Echo Designs Whimsy Stamps Digital Collection, how fantastic is that???
Your next stop on the hop is Janne and I bet she has something super awesome for you!!  If you happen to get lost along the way, you can find the full blog hop list over HERE. 

Don't forget to leave comments along the way because there are 3 mystery DT members who will each choose a winner from the comments left on their blog hop posts. The winners will each win a $10 gift certificate to Whimsy Stamps! Again - how fantastic is that???
The hop ends on Friday, June 24 at midnight EST. The winners will be announced on the challenge blog on Sunday, June 26th. So, hop on over to the next stop and good luck!

Here are some Challenges I would love to enter:

Anything Goes - Summer
Timbroscrapmania - In the Garden
Cute Card Thursday -  Birthstone Diamonds
Deep Ocean - Anything Goes
Crafty Katz -Fancy Folds
Crazy for Challenges - Twine/String
Drunken Stampers - Photo Inspiration
Really Reasonable Ribbon - Hand Written Sentiment

Stamps: Sweet Rainbow - Strawberry Yummy Tilda, Fairytale - Small Snail, Lazy Summer Days - Sweet Wonderful and Ants
Dies: Butterfly Dreams - Tag, Heart Swirl, Butterfly and Doily Tag. Autumn - Fence
Paper: Magnolia Lazy Summer Days - Strawberries and Cream
Fancy Stuff: Lace, Cheese Cloth. Strawberry Charm, String, Ribbon, Flowers, Half Pearls, Brad, Handmade ribbon flower, Glossy Accents, Stickles, White Gel Pen
Colour: Copic and Atyou Spica

OMGOSH I made the TOP 5 for this one at Deep Ocean's first ever Challenge!!!!


Magnolia Down Under Challenge #101

Hello Magnolia Fan's, today is a new challenge day at Magnolia Down Under and this week's theme is:

TRANSPARENCY - Use some Acetate or something see through on your cards!!

So for this week, I just had to make another shaker card!! And my local Scrapbooking Shop - Bev's Cross Crafts in Devonport had just what I needed... Yep Martha Stewart Glitter in a massive shaker bottle!! COOL as!! So here is my shaker card, I hope you love it as much as me:-)

So I hope that you will come along and play this week, we love seeing your gorgeous creations, and another reason to play is this week we have a new regular sponsor: Tilda's Town !!!! It's so awesome that Tilda's Town is sponsoring us - we love the store!!

Also I hope you have been and saw the most awesome creations that the rest of the Design Team have created for you this week.... It will inspire you for sure!!

Here are some Challenges I would love to Enter:

Anything Goes - Summer
Paper Sundaes - Girly Girl
A Spoon Full of Sugar - Splish Splash
Cute Card Thursday - Birthstone - Sapphire Blue
Deep Ocean - Anything Goes
Magnolia Stamp Lovers - Anything Goes
Southern Girls - Anything Goes

Stamps: Magnolia Sweet Rainbow - Tilda Celebrates Midsummer
Dies: Magnolia Doo Hickey Butterfly Dreams - Butterfly, Tag and Heart Leaf. Your So Special - Antique Lace
Paper: Prima Jack and Jill, Blue and White card
Fancy Stuff: Martha Stewart Glitter, Beads, Kasier Craft Flowers, Wild Orchid flowers, Cheese Cloth, Charm, String, Half pearls, bling, Stickles and Liquid Pearls
Colour: Copic and Atyou Spica - Clear

OMGOSH I made top 5 at Deep Ocean's first Challenge for this one too!!! WHOOOHOOOOOOO!!!


June 9, 2011

It's Paper Play time!!

It's Thursday and it's Paper Play time!! 

This week we are sponsored by Love to Stamp and they have a $15 Voucher for you to spend at their store!!  How super cool huh??

Anyway this weeks theme is: Father's Day or Man's Card

I've actually made a little man card... heheheheh here it is, I hope you like it as much as me!! oh and I'm sorry my picture is a little dull.... it's the horrid, cold, weather's fault!!

I am looking forward to seeing your gorgeous creations, and I hope that you have popped on over to the Paper Play Challenge blog to see what magnificent creations the rest of the Design Team have made for your inspiration, if not go now!!

Here are some Challenges I would love to Enter:

Deep Ocean - Anything Goes
Craft Us Crazy - Father's Day or Masculine Theme
Fab "n" Funky - Magnificent Men
Just Magnolia & Hanglar and Stranglar - Anything Goes
Magnolia Stamp Lovers - Anything Goes
Paper Sundae's - Sentimental
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes

Stamps: Magnolia Your so Special Collection - Edwin wants a Hug. Autumn Collection Happy Birthday Sentiment
Dies: Magnolia Zig Zag Boarder, and Tag. Whiff of Joy Pennant Die 
Paper: My Minds Eye, Kraft card stock
Embellishments: Bo Bunny Brads, Tim Holtz Ticket, Clock, Reinforcer and Film Strip, Feather, Buttons, String, Seam Binding, Kaiser Craft Pearl Brad, White Gel Pen
Colour: Copic


June 7, 2011

Tilda's Got a Car!!!

Hi Everyone

I'm so exicted about the brand new Magnolia Challenge... The Offical Magnolia Inspiration Challenge (TOMIC for short) starting this week:-) I love that we get to see more gorgeous work from the Design Team... and OMGOSH they do not disappoint... This week it's Pauline's birthday so Birthday cards are the order of the day!!

So I finally received my new Sweet Rainbow Collection stamps last week - and I even got my Doo Hickey's on the same day - so I was very happy about that heheheh, anyway here is my card, I've made a Gate Fold Card....

Sorry my pictures aren't so good, it's rather rainy and cold here today in Tassie, I did add sparkles to Tilda and her car so that it looks like its sparkly in the sunshine... just a pity it didn't come out in the photo's... :-(

The below one is of the card undone!! I made a center panel with my new Martha Stewart punch around the page punches so it has the perfect spot for writing my message on!! 

Thanks so much for dropping by I hope you really love my card as much as I do!! heheheh

These are the challenges I would love to enter into:

TOMIC - Birthday's
Just Magnolia & Hanglar & Stranglar - Anything Goes with Lace
Anything Goes Challenge - Masking (I've used 3 stamps to create my scene!)
Magnolia Stamp Lovers - Anything Goes

Stamps: Magnolia Sweet Rainbow Collection - Sweetie Tilda, Tilda's Summer Car, Rainbow with Clouds. Autumn Collection Birthday Sentiment
Dies: Magnolia Doo Hickey's - Butterfly Dreams
Fancy Stuff: Prima Key, Wild Orchid Crafts Flat Gardenia, Kasier Purple Flowers, Stickles, Lace, White Gel Pen
Paper: Magnolia - Butterfly Dreams Violet Butterfly
Colour: Copic and Atyou Spica Clear


June 5, 2011

My First Sentimental Sunday's Design Team Card!!! WHOOHOOOOOOO

Well OMGOSH what a super fun few day's I've had in getting to know my way around my "group" and getting to know my fellow Design Team Members at Sentimental Sunday's!!

This week we have a pretty awesome theme for you to play along with it's....


I put on my thinking cap and thought of my song - When you Wish Upon a Star by Louis Armstrong, and then I saw one of my newly acquired TeddyBo stamps and this is what I came up with!!

The Sentiment is: Amongst the Stars Sentiments which is from Raindrop Echo Designs at Whimsy Stamps!!  I then used the Large Postage Stamp Die to cut it out... (also from Whimsy Stamps) cute huh?

So I hope you will come along and play this week, you will also get to "meet" the rest of the new Design Team Members and see what gorgeous creations they have for you!! I am also looking forward to popping into your blogs and seeing what awesome idea's you have!!

Stamps: Raindrop Echo Design's Amongst the Stars Sentiments available from Whimsy Stamps, TeddyBo - Teddy Bea Baby your a Star
Paper: Prima Fairy Flora, Choc and Kraft
Dies: Whimsy Postage Stamp Large, Magnolia Doo Hickey Leaf, Die-namics Rolled Rose
Fancy Stuff: Stickles, Flowers, Star Charm, Prima Lace, Seam Binding, Prima Flower, Pearl, Puff Paint
Colour: Copic's and Atyou Spica, Distress Ink Walnut Stain


Magnolia Down Under Challenge #99

Hi, well it's Sunday and we have a new challenge for you to play along with at Magnolia Down Under...  this week's challenge is a colour recipe....


WOWZERS what a combo huh??  When I saw this one come up in the list, I was like OMG who on earth thought of this colour combo???  BUT as it turned out.... Apricot and Purple don't look too bad together - I'm rather impressed actually!! I think I might keep this colour combo!!!

So I did have lots of fun making this one, I've used heaps of Doo Hickey's but not all of them made it to this card... hahahah, I was going to stick on a swirl... but it just wouldn't fit!! 

So I hope you will come and play along this week in what has turned out to be a pretty awesome colour combination, I can't wait to see what you all create!!

Here are some Challenges I would love to enter my card into:

A Spoon Full of Sugar - Flower Power
Paper Sundaes - Vinage Shabby Chic
Just Magnolia & Hanglar & Stranglar - Anything Goes with Lace
Party Time Tuesday's - Anything Goes
Stamp with Fun - In the Garden
Tip Top Tuesday - Ribbons

Stamps: Magnolia, Butterfly Collection - Hello Little Butterfly. Whimsy - Time Flies Sentiment Set. SU Tiny Tags
Dies & Punches: Magnolia Doo Hickey's - Fence, Leaf. Nestie Oval, SU Jewel Tag Punch
Fancy Stuff: Prima Flower, WOC Flowers, WOC Seam Binding, Ladybug Charm, Stickles, White Gel Pen, Pearl, Half Pearls, Lace, Cheese Cloth, White Painted Book Page (Idea knicked from Kylie), Distress Ink Antique Linen
Paper: Prima Botantical, Kraft and Vanilla Card
Colour: Copic and Atyou Spica Pen - clear


June 2, 2011

Fancy Shape Card

Hi, Over at Teddy Bo they have a brand new challenge happening - Shaped Cards!! Not only that they are wanting to add some new members... so I thought I would have a go, because I really love these cute little bears!!!

I have cut out a shape using my Cricut and I think this one is pretty fancy!! hahaha So here is my card I hope you like it!!

I "distressed" it with Walnut stain, and added some pretty lace and ribbon along with some gorgeous flowers... the little pebble butterfly is from K&Company - they are so pretty:-)

The challenges I would love to enter this one into are:

TeddyBo - Shaped Cards
A Spoonful of Sugar - Flower Power
Paper Sundaes - Vintage/Shabby Chic

Stamps: TeddyBo
Paper: Kraft, and Basic Grey
Fancy Stuff: Lace, Ribbon, Flowers, String Pearls, Antique Brad, String, Princess Charm, Half Pearls and Bling, Pin with pearls and Crystal Beads
Colour: Copic