August 31, 2011

I've been Scrappin' again :-)

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Hi Everyone

Just thought I would show you a couple of pages that I have done over the past few days.  Actually last weekend!! Ruby found some old silk gerbera flowers in the bottom on the Linen cupboard, and decided that they were just toooo PRETTY to stay in there!! Anyway her new word is Pretty... it's so cute when she says it.  And she usually says it when she see's a flower.  Our garden at the moment has heaps of spring bulbs up so when she walks past "pretty" is what she says... tooo cute!

And here is the second page, she is still playing with the flowers, but just to be a little different I printed them in Black and White

Thanks for looking:-)

August 29, 2011

I'm a Guest at TOMIC Challenge #13 WHOOHOOOOOO

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I'm so super excited!!!! This week I have been lucky to get to play along with the Official Magnolia Design Team at the TOMIC Challenge, yep that's right, I made Top 5 and was chosen to guest the other week!! I'm still gobsmacked about that!

This week at TOMIC the challenge is "Back to School with Metal" I guess there is a lot of excited kids around in the Northern Hemisphere getting ready to go back, or maybe if they are older... dreading. LOL!!

Here is my card, I have used Chess Tilda from the "Winner takes it All" collection.  I think she is so cute and I have teamed her with a School Desk, from the "So Heavenly, Travel and School" Collection:-)

I'm so grateful to have been chosen, it really is a dream come true:-) Thank so much for taking the time to stop by and having a look at my card:-)

Here are some challenges I would love to enter into:

Totally Tilda - Tilda Back to School
Totally Papercrafts - Back to School
Totally Gorjuss - As you Like it
Mad 4 Markers - Create a Scene
Deep Ocean - Light Blue
Crafty Catz Challenge - Metal and Lace
Craft us Crazy - Anything Goes
Stamp Something - Back to School

Stamps: Magnolia Chess Tilda - Winner Takes it All. School Desk, So Heavenly, Travel & School
Dies: Magnolia Doo Hickey's, Nestie, Die-namics rolled daisy
Paper: Kraft & Cream Card stock and Little Yellow Shoebox Paper
Fancy Bits: Kaiser Doily, Prima Pebble, Metal Charm and Clip, String, Half Pearls, Liquid Pearls, Stickles, Flowers from Magnolia and Wild Orchid Crafts, Lace, Seam Binding, Cheese Cloth, Dictionary Page, White Paint, Distress Ink, White Gel Pen & Machine Stitching 
Colour: Copic and Atyou Spica Clear


Hi Everyone!!

The sun is shining - but for how long? I'm a bit over this horrid weather and the rain and the wind... Come on Summer hurry up!! I want to see some sunshine!!!! and I think a bunch of other people feel the same way.....

So maybe this will help brighten up your days!!!

I have finally hit the 500 follower mark!!! Yay!!!  so I thought I would offer all of my loyal and maybe new followers a little bit of candy to say thank you!!!! I love blogging and "meeting" new people who share the same interests as me!!

What's in it? Well... as I said before, it's only a little candy but it does have: Magnolia "Winner Takes it All" - Roller Skating Tilda - How cute is she? and Also a wee Magnolia Mini Tilda - Tilda with a Christmas Tag (I'm not sure but I think she is from Merry Little Christmas Collection) Mmmm what else - oh yes, some Rhinestone Bling and some lovely pearls from Kaiser Craft - My all time favourite Atyou Spica Pen in Clear - some Skinny Double Sided tape - because we all need that!! and some Bella Paper Lace Trim!!! COOL Huh?

To enter into my candy all you need to do is pop your name into the linky below, and I would love it if you could pop a picture of my candy in your sidebar on your blog to let everyone know I have some yumminess on offer. 

If you are a follower already of mine - guess what - you can enter 2 times!!!! All you need to do on the second entry is link to an actual blog post instead of just your blog.  If you are not a follower of mine already - I would love it if you decided to follow me!!  Then you can have 2 chances of winning too!!!! How does that sound? Oh and of course my candy is open to anyone from all over the world!!!

My candy will end on the 12th September!!! GOOD LUCK

August 28, 2011

Magnolia Down Under Challenge #111

Crikey!!! Tilda's got a bunch of flamin' Galah's....

Hahahahahah couldn't resist a bt of Aussie slang for my Magnolia Down Under Challenge card this week!!  The theme is Texture... we wanna see some different and interesting things whacked on your cards/creations.  For my texture I have used some Hesian or some people might called it burlap?? anyway the peice I had was old and a creamy yellow colour so I chopped a bit off and chucked it in a bucket with some Parisan Essence - you know the stuff that you make gravey with? anyway it stains the fabric... So here is my very Australian themed Textured card, I hope you love it as much as me:-)

So what a Galah?? It's an Australian Native Bird, and actually one of my favourites.  They are a little bit like a parrot and come from the Cockatoo family.  Galah's are a gorgeous Grey and Pink in colour. So for my Galah's I have used the cute little Tilda's Birds and coloured them so that they look a little like Galah's!!  In the next picture I've given you a little bit of a close up and I've actually managed to capture some sparkles this week:-) heheheheh Yay for me:-)

I'm really looking forward to seeing what textures you girls and guys bring to your creations this week:-) It's just awesome begining able to see so much creativeness each and very week:-) I love being part of the Magnolia Down Under Family!! Also you certainly don't wanna miss out on seeing what the rest of the gorgeous Design Team ladies have made for you so go on head on over to the blog....

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

Totally Gorjuss - As you Like it
Basic Grey - Anything Goes
Craft us Crazy - Anything Goes

Stamps: Magnolia Bon Voyage Collection '10 - Australian Tilda, Easter Collection '09 Sign with Birds, Spring/Summer Collection '08 Tilda's Birds
Dies: Magnolia Doo Hickey's Sweet Rainbow Collection - Leaves, Butterfly Dreams Collection - Leaf & Grass & Heart Swirl.
Paper: Basic Grey - Out of Print and Kraft
Fancy Bits: Hesian stained with parisan essence, Wooden Button, String, Lace, Wild Orchid Craft Flowers, Kaiser Craft Flowers
Colour: Copic and Atyou Spica - Clear (of course!!)

August 25, 2011

Plain Old Biscuit Tin gets a Magnolia Makeover!!

Well today started off lovely - sun was shining, and was reasonably warm... BUT then of course the clouds came and then the wind and then the RAIN... OMGOSH so over the rain... Anyway this afternoon I have finished my little recycling project that I wanted to do for the new TOMIC challenge:-)

I've had this biscuit tin for a couple of years now (actually I have 3) I don't remember where I got it from?? So I decided to turn this:

Into this:

Hehe sorry about the wonky biscuit tin picture... I didn't realise it was like that!! Anyway what do you think? I love it, I'm so pleased with how it turned out:-) It's new life is now as a place to pop flowers that I'm currently using into it.  You know how you get like 25 or 50 in a packet from Wild Orchid Crafts... well I can now pop those little bunches of 5 into this as I'm using them!!!  The next picture is of the lid:-) I wanted to keep it plainish, so I only popped on some flowers, a tassel and a Prima Trinket onto the handle:-)

Here is a better look at the front of the old biscuit tin, I received my new Sweet Rainbow Doo Hickey's in the mail today (YAY) so I used the cute little round doily!! Also I've used a couple of others but I've had those ones for ages!!!

So thanks so much for stopping by and taking a look:-)

I'm only entering my tin into the TOMIC challenge #11 Recycling

Stamps: Magnolia Your So Special - Tilda in the Garden, Sweet Rainbow - Mushrooms with Snail
Dies: Magnolia Doo Hickey's
Colour: Copic and Atyou Spica - Clear
Fancy Bits: Old Biscuit Tin (Recycled), Flowers (Wild Orchid Crafts, Kaiser & Prima) Prima Trinket Flower, Pearls, Prima Say it with Pearls, Kaiser Sticker Letters, Stickles, Liquid Pearls.
Paper: Magnolia Death Caps and Biscuit Card

August 21, 2011

Is it a Bird? Is it a Plane? No!! It's Super EDWIN

Happy Sunday Everyone!! This week at Sentimental Sunday's we have another awesome challenge for you to play along with, and this week it's pretty simple...


WHOOOHOOOO now we all need to make Birthday cards right?? now is the time to make one and enter it into our Challenge!!

For my card, I thought I should make a little boy birthday card so I've used super cute, super Edwin, he is from the newest Magnolia Collection - Winner takes it all - actually he is from my Stamp Club Kit!! So I coloured him up and added the cool moon that is also from the same collection and voila, I hope you love it as much as me

I'm looking forward to seeing all your beautiful work, and I hope that you have seen all the gorgeous Design Team work this week - isn't it amazing?

Here are some Challenges I would love to Enter:

Just Magnolia - Sentiments
Papertake Weekly - Bingo - Buttons/Ribbon/Lace
Anything Goes Challenges - Happy Birthday/Celebration

Stamps: Magnolia Winner Takes it All Collection 2011 - Super Edwin and Moon. Tickled Pink Stamps Lil Lad Birthday Sentiments
Paper: My Minds Eye, Making Memories, Pink Paislee & Kraft Card
Embellishments: Lace, Paper Doily, Ribbon, Buttons, String
Colour: Copic and Atyou Spica Clear

August 18, 2011

It's time to Play at Paper Play!!

Hi Everyone, I hope your all having a great week like me!! This week at Paper Play we are sponsored by: Just some Lines, so you know you have to be in it, to win the prize!!  Our theme this week is:

RECIPE: 3 Embellishments
2 Papers
1 Lace

Oooooo so you can have heaps of fun with that right?? I did.  But instead of just using like 3 only embellishments - like your know 1 flower, etc I used a bunch of flowers, 1 charm and 1 ribbon!! Here is my card I hope you love it as much as me:-)

I'm looking forward to seeing what you can "cook" up with our recipe, I'm sure it will be tasty!!

Here are some Challenges I would love to enter:

Magnolia Stamp Lovers - Flowers
Anything Goes Challenge - Happy Birthday
Papertake Weekly Challenge - BINGO: Blooms, Charm, Lace
Stampin' for the Weekend - Spots and Dots

Stamps: Magnolia - Tilda with Sunflower, Shabby Fence
Paper; My Minds Eye and Brown card stock
Fancy Stuff; Flowers, Ribbon, Charm, Lace
Colour: Copic and Atyou Spica Pen - Clear

I've Been Scrappin!!!!

Hey Everyone, I was going to post this yesterday, but unfortunately for me, my back has decided to cause me some major pain... argh... anyway... this page is of course of my Daughter Ruby.  She is almost 2 (in a couple of weeks) and this photo was taken last November, on the day she got her first pair of glasses. She was 14 months old. 

It was so amazing when she first got them, she was in awe of everything that she could see, details that she had been missing out on, birds in the sky, people smiling, pictures in a book, etc - basically all the things that we take for granted!! So here is my page, I hope you love it as much as me:-)

Here is a bit of a closer look... Ruby is so good with her glasses she hardly ever takes them off because the difference in having them on to having them off is just so profound!!! .  Although this first pair soon had to be replaced, because at 14 months Ruby was teething... so yep these poor little glasses are completely trashed by tooth marks and paint chips!!! and they are a little bent - thank goodness for titanium these are designed especially for little kids so that they don't break - but of course with enough force they will - or pop out a lense which has happened too!!!

So thanks for looking, and for taking a little walk down memory lane with me:-)

Paper: Prima and White Card, and green scrap
Fancy Stuff: Prima Flowers, Maya Road Flower, Wild Orchid Craft Flowers, Prima Bling Swirl, Prima Lace, American Craft Thickers, Kaiser Letters, and Scrabble Letters, String and Tag. Martha Stewart Punches 

August 14, 2011

A Wee Little Watering Can Card

So it's another Sunday, and we know it means a new challenge has just started over at Sentimental Sunday's... this week, we are challenging you to make a shape card - so no squares or rectangles allowed!!!

For my card I flipped through a couple of Cricut Cartridge books and found a really cute little Watering Can with a Bird on top!! It's from the Songbird Cartridge... Anyway here is my wee card, I hope you love it, because I do and I am so happy with how it turned out!!!

I just love this cute little Hanglar and Stranglar mini stamp, I got it from a kit that was sold on Ebay ages ago.... Apparently there is an online shop that sells worldwide now, so that makes life a little easier than trying to win them on Ebay!!!

This week our Sponsor at Sentimental Sunday's is Meljen Designs and these images are available HERE, so I hope you will come along and play and maybe you could be our winner this week?? I'm looking forward to seeing what you create:-)

Here are some challenges I would love to enter:

Papertake Weekly - Grow your Own
Craft us Crazy - Anything Goes

Stamps: Raindrop Echo Designs Everyday Mini Postage Stamp Sentiments Set, and Hanglar & Stranglar Mini Stamp.
Dies: Raindrop Echo Designs Mini Postage Stamp Die
Paper: Prima and Green Card
Fancy Bits: Wild Orchid Crafts Seam Binding and Flowers, Kasier Craft Flower, Bling, Whiff of Joy Button Twine, Kaiser Black Bling, Zig Pen and White Gel Pen, Cheese Cloth, Lace
Colour: Copics and Atyou Spica Pen - Clear

Magnolia Down Under Challenge #109

Hello Magnolia Fans, today at Magnolia Down Under we have another really cool challenge for you to play along with. This week's theme is SONG INSPIRED, so I got my thinking cap on, and then looked at some of my newbie stamps from the Sweet Rainbow collection and then..... I thought of Judy Garland in the Wizard of Oz... so my theme song is: Over the Rainbow!!  Here is my card, I hope you love it as much as me!!

Please don't forget to check out the gorgeous creation's the rest of the Design Team have made, I know there is lots of inspiration for you all, and I am looking forward to seeing your gorgeous song inspired work!!

Here are some Challenges I would Love to enter:

Just Magnolia - Holiday Fun
Papertake Weekly - Grown your own
Craft us Crazy - Anything Goes

Stamps: Magnolia Sweet Rainbow, Rainbow with clouds and Watercan Tilda. Whimsy - Raindrop Echo Designs, Friendship Tickets sentiment set
Dies: Magnolia Doo Hickey's
Paper: My Minds Eye, Kraft
Embellishments: Wild Orchid Crafts flowers and Seam binding. Wooden Button, Whiff of Joy Button Twine, Charm, Cheese cloth, Stickles
Colour: Copic and Atyou Spica Clear

August 13, 2011

Clean and Simple

I saw on my buddy's blog the other day that Cute Card Thursday's challenge this week is CAS - Clean and Simple... well I thought, right I'm gunna whip up a CAS little boy's birthday card!! So I did!! and here it is, I hope you like it as much as me:-)

I've used a La La Land Crafts Stamp - Luka he has been coloured with Copic markers.  Then I've used a couple little bits of scrap pattern paper - Magnolia skulls - very appropriate I think and some wordy paper!! I also embossed my card with the big dots embossing folder from Cuttlebug:-)

I would love to enter my Clean and Simple card into these challenges:

Cute Card Thursday - Clean and Simple
A Spoon full of Sugar - Birthday

Thanks for looking:-)

August 9, 2011

Guess what I got in the Mail today???

Yes, it's some of the brand new Winner Takes it All collection!! and I was finally feeling a little bit crafty today after so many weeks of not wanting to even look at my craft desk... YAY I think that maybe - just maybe Mr Mojo has come back - but I don't wanna jinx it... so maybe it hasn't!! LOL

Anyway I decided to ink up Chess Tilda and the Chess Pieces, over at TOMIC their new challenge is Masking - well that is pretty much right up my alley, so here she is, I hope you love her as much as me:-)

In this pic' I was trying to capture the sparkles I used which is the Atyou Spica pen in clear, I love this pen - it really is beautiful and adds just that little bit more to your images... I think it might be one of my most favourite things!! hahahah Anyway it didn't come out so well - Buggar - but you can see the glitter on the white flower - so that looks pretty!!!

So thanks so much for stopping by and having a look!!

Here are some Challenges I would love to enter:

TOMIC - Masking
Just Magnolia/Hanglar & Stranglar - Anything Goes with Glitter
Totally Tilda Challenges - Pearls, Swirls, Ribbon & Lace

Stamps: Magnolia Winner Takes it All Collection 2011 - Chess Tilda & Chess Pieces
Die: Magnolia Doo Hickey and Nestie Lacey Square
Paper: Kraft and Basic Grey - Out of Print
Embellishments: Pearls, Lace, Cob Web Ribbon, Seam Binding Ribbon, Machine Sewing, String, Wooden Button, Bling, Glitter, Flowers
Colour: Copic and Atyou Spica - Clear

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August 4, 2011

It's Time for Paper Play Challenges

Hello Everyone!!! It's time for a brand new Paper Play Challenge and this week, it's:


Yep in case you hadn't noticed, it's August already OMG where has the year gone?? Soon it will be my Baby's 2nd birthday eeck... not that she looks like a baby anymore, she's a little girl!!

So here is my Christmas Card, I have decided to use a bit of pink instead of red, so I hope you love it as much as me:-)

Now in the next picture I was trying to get the sparkly bits, but I think you can only really pick it up from the trees... :( I did have some sparkles on the envelopes and dots around the edge of the circle, it looks really pretty IRL, but it's winter here, so it's cold and yucky with rain clouds etc... so please forgive my no so good photo...

This week also at Paper Play we are being Sponsored by Simon Says Stamp!!! how great is that, so the prize is a $15 voucher, ooooooo think of the stuff you could get with that!! So I am looking forward to seeing what you all come up with this week:-)

Stamps: Magnolia Merry Little Christmas, Tilda with Christmas Post, Smooth Fir Tree. So Jolly under the Mistletoe, Christmas Background.
Paper: Basic Grey Eskimo Kisses, and Pink and White Card
Fancy Stuff: Lace, Ribbon, Tree Charm, Flower from Wild Orchid Crafts, Metal Corner from Wild Orchid Crafts, Stickles
Colour: Copic