September 29, 2011

It's Time to Play with Paper Play!!!

Hi there everyone, today I have another simple little card that I made for Paper Play's new challenge.

The Challenge is White plus 1 other colour, and our sponsor this week is Bunny Zoe!!!

So of course I picked pink for my plus 1, I have also used a cute little s.w.a.l.k stamp called time out.  I think we all need to remember this sometimes, especially when life gets that little bit tough...

So I though this would be good for a friend who is having a little bit of a hard time at the moment.  So I hope that she likes it:-)

I'm really looking forward to see what colours you decide to use, and what awesome cards/layouts or creations you come up with....

Stamps: S.W.A.L.K "Time Out"
Paper: Whisper White Card
Embellishments: SU Ribbon, Prima Flower, Embossing Folder, Spun Sugar Distress Ink, Stickles, Maya Road Heart Pins and Wild Orchid Crafts Fancy Corners.
Colour: Spun Sugar Distress Ink, and Pebbles Pearlescent chalks

September 25, 2011

Sentimental Sunday's

Hi Everyone,

This week at Sentimental Sunday's we would like you to: Step out of your Comfort Zone..... so for me this week I've had another go (battle) with Prisma Colour Pencils and the Gamsol Technique, to make my little card.  It actually worked out a bit better for me this time around, I got some canson paper at an art shop the other day, and it has a bit more grit to it, if you get what I mean, anyway it allowed me to lay down more colour, but I think in the end may have been a little tooo much!!!  But I guess the out come isn't toooo bad.

I've used a very cute Lili of the Valley Stamp - and again another for my Special Day Sentiment.  Sorry my pic looks a little warped... I was trying to fix the distortion on Photo shop (another new thing - fixing distortions) but it some how ended up like this.... I think actually, it looks rather cool!!!! LOL

I'm looking forward to seeing what you all come up with this week:-)

Stamps: Lili of the Valley, Little Girl and Sentiment
Paper: My Minds Eye - Lime Twist
Embellishments: Pom Pom Trim, Pink Ribbon, Bling and Stickles
Colour: Prisma Colour Pencils & Odourless Mineral Solvent

Magnolia Down Under Challenge #115

It's time for a new challenge at Magnolia Down Under, and this week we want so see more than 1 fold... lots and lots folds, as many as you can!!! hehehehe I've made my first ever Napkin Card.  It was heaps of fun, I think I will make some more. you can find the instructions HERE.... and here is my card:

So when you untie the bow, this is what the inside looks like.  I have used a new Magnolia Doo Hickey - the round doily (so nice huh?) and stamped it with my sentiment.  I love how this looks as you can see just about all the folds!!!

And is what the very middle looks like.  I haven't really decided on what to do here, so at the moment it's pretty plain.  I guess it needs a message spot, but I don't wanna cover up the gorgeous paper, so... hence why it's still empty!!!

I'm looking forward to seeing your gorgeous folded cards this week, and I hope the rest of the Design Team have really inspired you, to try out maybe something new, or create a card that you love:-)

Stamps: Magnolia - Your so Special Tilda in the Garden, Chasing Butterflies May you Day be Special
Dies & Punches: Magnolia Doily Doo Hickey, Martha Stewart Punch around the page, Cherish, Spellbinder Nestablility Label 18
Fancy Stuff: Flowers, Lace, Ribbon, Half Pearls, Stickles, Liquid Pearls
Paper: Prima Romantic
Colour: Copic and Atyou Spica Clear

September 15, 2011

Paper Play Time!!!

Hi Everyone, I hope you are having a great day!!! So it's time for a new challenge at Paper Play and this week we are being sponsored by Whiff of Joy - how fabby is that???  the awesome prize is a stamp!! Anyway seen so Whiff of Joy are our Sponsors I have used a new princess stamp that I have recently received from my surprise secret stamp kit... Whoohoooo took forever to come, silly post people... but all good things come to those who wait I guess.... just a shame I had to wait soooooo long!!! So here it is, I hope you love it as much as me:-) hehehehehe Oh and the Challenge this week is Punches and Dies!!!

I've used a Whiff of Joy Die - Sweet Tags - and wow I love it, it's really cool!!! Anyway I hope you will come along and play I am looking forward to seeing what you all make:-)

Stamps: Whiff of Joy - Fall Stamp Kit - Princess for 1 Day
Dies: Whiff of Joy Sweet Tags, Spellbinder Label Die
Punches: Martha Stewart Doily Lace Boarder, and Butterfly
Paper: Prima
Fancy Stuff: Whiff of Joy Button Twine, Kaiser Craft and Wild Orchid Craft Flowers, Liquid Pearls, Half Pearls, Lace, Antique Linen Distress Ink
Colour: Copic and Atyou Spica Clear

September 12, 2011

Play Time is Such Hard Work!!!

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Hi Everyone, the other day Kellie had on her blog a scrap page that she had done using a super cool sketch from Sketchy Thursday's - which is a scrapbooking challenge.  Anyway I decided to have a go at it myself and this is what I came up with:

The sketch is at the bottom, but I'm so happy with how this double layout worked out:-) Ruby was about 4 months old in these pic's!! Pity the sound doesn't work with the pictures, because I clearly remember her squealing her little head off along with giggling so much it soon wore her out.... as you can see.... start off with play time.... and then she was super excited, and then Oh that's so much hard work, I'll think I'll have a rest now!!!! So cute:-)  Here is a close up of the first page:

and then the second page, what do you think of my flowers?? I used a die from My Favourite Things... I know the sketch doesn't have flowers on it, but I had only 4 pic's and I wanted to use them all.... besides a sketch is what you make it right??? LOL

It was a great way to use up some of those thousand off cuts I seem to have, anyway I can't remember the names of all the papers, but I think there's some Basic Grey, Pink Paislee, Prima, Daisy D's and I don't know what else!!! Here is the super sketch I used, and I'm also entering in their challenge this week:-)

Thanks for looking at another one of my scrapbooking creations:-)


Good Afternoon Everyone!!!

Well I guess I have a very important Announcement to make??? hehehehe but before I get to that, I just want to say Thank you to every one who entered, and also who became a new follower of my blog:-) I hope you will find my blog interesting, and hopefully a little inspiring??? and I hope you will want to continue to follow me... Who knows there might be more candy coming... so Thank You again for following me, I am very grateful:-)

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September 11, 2011

Time to Get Sentimental

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Hi Everyone...

This week at Sentimental Sunday's the theme is: Autumn... but where I am here in the land of Aus - it's just hit spring!! hahaha and so far it has been glorius with the sun and flowers... soon it will start to get a lot warmer, so I'm looking forward to that.

Anyway for my card this week, I've used Winter Marci from La La Land Crafts.  I'm thinking that I will change her name, just for this week, to Autumn Marci... what do you think?? hahaha  Anyway here she is, I hope you love her as much as me:-)

I've been looking at my Magnolia Ink Magazine, not that I can really put it down!!!! Anyway Zoe has done a great tutorial on Light Source, and that's what I have tried to do here, but I still think I'm missing the mark, it's a little beyond me I think!!!! Also in Zoe's tut, I loved the E Copic colours she used to colour her image, so I copied... but I did add some R20 to Marci's cheeky cheeks!!!

Some Challenges I would Love to Enter:

Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Anything Goes Challenge - Vintage/Shabby Chic

Stamps: La La Land Crafts - Winter Marci, Magnolia Sentiment
Paper: Pink Paislee - Butterfly Garden
Embellishments: Wild Orchid Crafts and kaiser Craft Flowers, Prima Lace, Rose bud trim, Half Pearls, Stickles, Cheese Cloth, Antique Linen Distress Ink
Colour: Copic

Magnolia Down Under Challenge #113

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Good Morning

This week, I have been able to create something for you to use for this weeks challenge at Magnolia Down Under... Yep its a SKETCH... Very cool:-)  I must say though I didn't do the clever photoshop of this one, that goes to Denise but the design is mine!!! Here it is:

For my card I decided that I found make a bit of a fairy garden theme, so I have used, Beautiful Tilda from the Butterfly Dream Collection and I have also use the cute little Ink Caps from the Halloween and Autumn Collection back in 2008!!!! The paper is from Graphic 45, Once Upon a Springtime... it's totally perfect for Butterfly Tilda I think.  Anyway here is my card, I hope you love it as much as me:-) LOL

I have used my favourite Atyou Spica Clear pen, to sparkle up the edges of Tilda's wings and I've also popped some on the ink caps and the butterfly above Tilda.  I hope you can see it in my pic, below :-S

As always I can't wait to see what you guys and girls come up with, using my sketch!!  I hope you all have as much fun with it as I did:-) Also please don't forget to leave some love on the DT creations, we love hearing what you think, because after all you are the ones who inspire us!!!

Some Challenges I would Love to Enter:

Simply Magnolia - Anything Goes
Southern Girls - Lots of Layers
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Anything Goes Challenge - Vintage/Shabby Chic

Stamps: Magnolia - Butterfly Collection - Beautiful Tilda, Halloween & Autumn - Ink Caps
Dies: Magnolia Doo Hickey's and a Scallop Nestie
Paper: Graphic 45, and Kraft card
Embellishments: Kaiser and Wild Orchid Crafts Flowers, Make it Crafty, Chippy Corners, Charm, Whiff of Joy String, Half Pearls, White Paint, Liquid Pearls, Prima Lace
Colour: Copic

September 9, 2011

She Walks another Scrapbook page!!!

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Last night I did another page for Ruby's album.  I can't believe it's almost full... well there is about 5 more layouts to go, and then, I guess I better get some post expander's and some more album pages so I can keep going!!  I'm loving scrapping at the moment.  And I have found that it's so much quicker than making a card!!! hahahah which is funny, because I started card making because I thought it was easier than scrapbooking.... well I guess I'm not colouring any images because I have photo's!!!!! re: conversation I had with Kellie yesterday about scrapping!!! 

Anyway this page is about Ruby walking.  Yep she finally found her feet!!!  I was hoping she would start walking before she turned 2, and she did!!! well about 3 weeks before hand....

For my page I've used some Basic Grey Paper, that I seem to have stacks and stacks off... eeck, and some white card.  The big SHE is by Prima - very cool, and the WALKS are chippy that again I've had tucked away for like ever... it's by Basic Grey too.  The chippy bird is from Stampin' Up the big brads are Kasier Craft and the rub-ons are also from Kasier Crafts.  The Bingo Stamp is by Unity. 

Kellie told me about a scrapbook sketch challenge...  although this one doesn't fit, I might have a go at that over the weekend.  Don't worry I still have some cards coming up, MDUC on Sunday and also Sentimental Sunday's..... so I haven't turned completely back into a scrapper (yet!!!!)

Thanks for looking:-)

September 2, 2011

Just a Few of My Favourite Things!!!

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Howdy Everyone...

Today I was reading Kellie's blog about her favourite things, and I thought I would share some of mine with you too!!

First up here is a look at some of recent acquirement's (well for this week!!) hahahah my local scrap booking shop - Bev's Cross Crafts in Devonport is celebrating their 20th birthday - and they also had 20% off store wide - so there was me - SALE SALE SALE - oh JOY!!!! Anyway I had a blast and picked up a few new things...

So the new papers are from Prima - I love Prima Papers, they are so lush and gorgeous and so many different styles.  This one is called Romantic... and yep it really is - I'm in love with it already!!

Next up is what I got in the mail.... its from Whiff of Joy and its Button Twine.  I love this string, it doesn't have all those frayie bits on it, like other string (Stampin' Up stuff in particular) and it's also a lot finer so it goes through all buttons no problemo!!!! (grrrr the pic is terrible.... but it's lovely string!!)

So these little beauties are brand new this month from Kaiser Craft.  I love Kaiser Craft beyond the page MDF stuff - it's just Way to cool!!!! Anyway I already have a desk caddy, and a 9 drawer caddy (which is just brilliant for my Tim Holtz Distress Inks.  It fits all of the colours in it) and a Ribbon Holder. 

These ones I'm not to sure what I'm going to use them for - but no doubt something cool!! I think I might wait a while before I transform them.  So that they will match in with my craft room.  Oh Yes I'm getting a Craft room.  Our house plans are now officially completed (after a few hiccups - grrr) so hopefully things will now start to move along in that direction!!!! Oh now back to the caddy's here they are:

So there you go, just a few of my fav's - well products really!! Why not join in too, I would love to see what your favourites things are too:-)

September 1, 2011

Let's Get Krafty at Paper Play

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Hi Everyone!!

It's time for a fabby new challenge over at Paper Play and this week's theme is to make your own flowers!! WOW there are so many options here, I thought... mmmmm cut them out with my cricut? or maybe use some Die's or maybe cut them free hand or maybe use some punches??? Well once I decided I went with a combination of Magnolia Doo Hickey's and Die-namics!!! Here is what I made:

Cute huh? I love this Kraftin Kimmie Stamp it kinda reminds me of me!!!! hahahah Anyway I hope that you will venture on over and check out what the Design Team have made for you this week, and as always I'm looking forward to seeing your hand made flower creations:-)

Stamps: Kraftin Kimmie
Paper: Basic Grey - Out of Print and Scrap Yellow, Kraft card
Embellies: Lace, Seam Binding, String, Charm, Pearls for the flower centers, Crystal Effects
Dies: Magnolia Doo Hickey's doily flower, Tag and swirl and Die-namics Rolled Roses
Colour: Copic and Atyou Spica Clear