October 28, 2011

Snowflake Marci

Hi Hi and Welcome to another Inspirational Friday over at La La Land Crafts!!! This week we are using Snowflakes.... Oh I love snowflakes on my cards... don't know why, it's not like I see very many in real life!! But anyway, this week I have used Marci with Snowman, she is cute as:-) I've coloured her up using some RV Sketch markers that I bought at the show the other week, I really like the deep purple/pink colour of these ones:-)  So here is my card, I hope you love it as much as me.

We are looking forward to seeing your Snowflake creations, so please don't forget to add them to the Cutomer Gallery HERE

Stamps: LaLa Land Craft Marci with Snowman available HERE
Paper: Bo Bunny and White Card Stock
Embellishments: Cheese Cloth, Lace, Paper Doily, Heidi Swapp Acetate Snowflakes, Glitter, Stickles, Purple Ribbon, Cloud and Key dies, String
Colour: Copic. Skin E0000, E00, E11, R20. Jacket & Hat: RV69, RV66, RV63. Hair: E30, YR21, E74 and E33. Snowman: E50, E51, E53, 0, YR04, YR18, Y19, BG49, BG45, BG53, BG02.

October 27, 2011

Christmas Witches

Hi and Welcome to another awesome week at Paper Play Challenges.  This week, the theme is Halloween/Witches.... mmmmmmmmm well I kinda made a little boo boo and thought that the theme was Witches with a Hat.... mmmmmm OOPS and just because I don't celebrate Halloween, I though it would be cool to make a Merry "Witches" Christmas Card (get it) Anyway.... I'm a bit of a duffa, but here is my Christmas Witches card:-) 

Zoe from Make it Crafty is sponsoring this week, awww sweet Zoe!!!.  I was able to meet Zoe the other weekend and she is so lovely!!! Anyway I've used one of Zoe's cool little houses - Mushroom House to go with my Ragdoll Witch which is from Saturated Canary.... I think they look pretty cute together don't you??  

But now that I'm looking at my card I think my little witches didn't need a ' between the e and the s.... Oh dear.... please forgive my poor poor spelling!!!

So I'm looking forward to seeing your witchie cards... and hey who knows maybe you are inspired to make a Christmas Witches one like me LOL.... 

Stamps: Make It Crafty Mushroom House, Saturated Canary Ragdoll Witch, Stampin' Up Merry Christmas Stamp - and I just stamped the Merry!.
Dies: Whiff of Joy Tag and Nestie
Embellishments: Stampin' Up Ribbon, Liquid Pearls, Kaiser Craft Bling, Stickles, Rub-ons for Witches
Colour: Copic and Atyou Spica Clear

A Sympathy Card

I'm not to sure on where to start so I'll just get straight to it.... We had some awful news the other day about a fellow blogger and dear friend's precious 2 month old baby grand daughter who passed away from SIDS... I can only imagine what they all must be feeling right now, especially our friend's daughter - I can only describe it as being an absolute nightmare.... I do wish I could scoop them all up and give them a hug, just to let them know that we are all thinking of them, and that we care so much.

Our friend as you may know, is a big Magnolia fan, so for my card after much much throught, I thought the beautiful magnolia tree and small Hummingbird would be just right. I've never made a sympathy card before and I guess I know my card won't make things easier for them, but it's just my way of saying I'm here and I'm thinking of you all, throughout this devastating time.

October 25, 2011

A Very Special Birthday Card!!!

Hi Hi Everyone!!

One of my friends asked me to make a very special Birthday card for a lady she knows, who is going to be 100!!! OMGOSH, I can tell you I am very honoured to make such a special birthday card, I mean as a card maker how often do you actually get to make a card for someone who is turning 100??? WOW...

Anyway I thought about it for a while, and I decided that Watercan Tilda would be perfect standing in front of the cute garden door!!  I decided to make a round card instead of a square, because I don't make round ones very often!!!

So here it is, I'm very pleased with how it turned out, I just hope my friend loves it too:-) And of course the very special lady who will receive it:-) 

I'm entering my card into this week's TOMIC challenge which is Bingo.  I have the cloud Doo Hickey, a Butterfly and a Magnolia Accessory Stamp!!!

Thanks so much for taking the time to look at my creation:-)

Stamps: Magnolia Sweet Rainbow Collection - Watercan Tilda and Root Cellar Door. Magnolia Autumn Collection - Happy Birthday
Dies: Magnolia Doo Hickey Die Cloud and Key, and Marianne Designs for the card base
Embellishments: Wild Orchid Craft Seam Binding Ribbon and flowers. Stickles, Rub-ons, Whiff of Joy String, Pearls and Martha Stewart Butterfly Punch.
Colour: Copic

October 24, 2011

A Place for all those Crafty Die's

Hi everyone, I wanted to show you how I have my Spellbinder Nestablilities and my Magnolia Doo Hickey's stored.... I must say after switching to my new system I was concerned that the dies would fall out as I turn the page - but nope they don't.  So I guess it's a success!!!!!!

Before switching, they were all in like a box in CD and DVD cases but they kept on falling out and going everywhere!! So annoying.  Anyway I was floating around in some online shops recently and I found some 12 x 12 album page protectors which had been divided up into 4 sections of 6x6... SOOOOOO naturally I put some in a cart and checked out.... I got them from HERE   Once I got my pages I went to my local, scrap shop, and bought a cheap 12 x12 3 ring binder album to put them in.....

I also have my dies in little flat plastic CD pockets... it just helps besides I had a bunch already labeled from the CD and DVD era (I started using these little pockets because I didn't have any more CD or DVD cases left!!!) So here is a pic of some nesties:

I was a little concerned when I came to a bunch of Whiff of Joy boarder dies, but I stuck them on a piece of magnet and slipped them in, that was a cool idea and works well.  Some of my Marianne D die's are too big for the CD pocket so they are just loose in the page pocket...

For the bigger Doo Hickey Boarder Dies however the solution was a little different because they had to go on a bit of a diagonal to fit in the the pocket... but so far so good, haven't had anything fall out yet!!! 

My little pockets are also great for those Cuttlebug embossing dies, in fact I now have all my embossing folders stored with my dies.  I've put some of the bigger embossing folders in the bottom 2 pockets... otherwise they would be sticking out of the top of the album... 

So I hope this idea has helped solve maybe a die storage problem for you.  It isn't actually MY idea I did see it somewhere else, but there is nothing like sharing:-) I'm actually on the hunt for Craft Room Storage ideas... I have a few already but more would be appreciated. So what's your best storage solution for any thing you have in your room/space????????

October 23, 2011

OMGOSH it's a SHOP BRON Exclusive

Shop Bron has a brand new and exclusive stamp.... OMGOSH isn't she just the cutest ever???? She is available to pre-order and should be arriving next week.  So go on, go and get yours... and guess what she is available for WORLD WIDE POSTAGE... so all you oversea's people can have one for your own too:-) YAYAYAYAYAYAYAY

Also Bronlyn is starting a new and cool Magnolia Challenge - Starting TODAY.... WHOOHOOOO so jump on over here Maggie Lovers Challenge and find out all about it.  Don't forget to become a follower for your chance of winning, a Brand New Christmas Stamp!!!! 

Magnolia Down Under Challenge #119

Good Morning

Well last weekend I had an absolute blast staying at Debbie P's house.  We went to the picture to page show at Burwood, and we were so lucky to finally meet Bronwen Beekman, Zoe Mitch from make it Crafty and of course Bronlyn from Shop Bron.  We had so much fun on Saturday night.. OMG...

Anyway during the Show, Zoe desperately needed a break so while she was on a break, Debbie and I took over the colouring table.... i was funny to hear what people were saying... oh look at that.... they are using Copic's.... oh that is soooo complicated... wow aren't they talented... (talk about getting a big head!!) anyway.... the image I coloured is now on a card for this week's magnolia Down Under Challenge - the theme being: Getting Punchy.... so you can use your punches and Dies.  Here is my Christmas Card, hope you like it:-)

Zoe, had brought a bunch of her own Copic's with her for the Melbourne show, anyway they were completely different colours to what I would normally use, so it was great fun, using something different and stepping out and away from the normal.  I also found that Zoe uses any old colour with her colouring and tends not to stick to colour families, which is what I've been doing - BORING... so now that I know it's OK to use any old colour, and it will still blend perfectly... watch out!!! I also learned that it is very important to start with the lightest colour first.  it makes it easier to blend.  Well I didn't know that one... I always go darkest first then middle colour and then lightest over the top.... hahahahah still worked, but I now see it's much easier the other way.  It was cool watching other people do their stuff, I actually learnt quite a few tips and tricks!!

So as always we can't wait to see your inspirations for us this week.  I bet we will be seeing more and more Christmas cards from now on... isn't the newest collection just divine!!! Oh my!!! 

Till next time bye bye

Stamps: Magnolia - Tilda with the Candle thing, and the small Snowflake Sweet Christmas Dreams
Dies: Nestie
Punches: Martha Stewart Doily Punch and a Snowflake Punch
Paper: My Minds Eye Lost and Found Christmas 6x6
Embellishments: Prima Lace, Kaiser and Wild Orchid Craft Flowers, Half Pearls, Gold Embossing, Tiny Bling, Cheese Cloth, White Gel Pen, Stickles
Colour: Copic Hair: E29, E27, E25, W5 and W1. Skin: E000, E21, E31, R32

October 21, 2011

Punch It Out La La Style

Hi Everyone!! 

Today at Inspirational Friday's over at La La Land Crafts, we are punching it out!! We can't wait to see your punches in action on your gorgeous creations, so please add them to the Gallery HERE.... for my card this week I have used Super Cute, Big Panda Marci.  Isn't she so cute??? I've coloured her rather colourful, because I wanted to make a small circle punch background using a bunch of brightly coloured scraps that I seem to have truck loads of!!!  So here she is, I hope you love her as much as me:-) 

Skin: E0000, E00, E11, R20
Hair: E35, E33, E43, E44, E47, E49
Clothes: B93, B95, B97, R81, R83, R85, Y11, Y13, Y15, C1, C0, C00, E34
Bear: E40, E41, E0000, R20

October 18, 2011

A new and Exciting Magnolia Blog Challenge Starting Soon

Bron from Shop Bron is starting a new Magnolia Challenge called Maggie Lovers Challenge Blog!! WHOOHOOOO anyway to help celebrate, Bron is going to give away some Magnolia Stamps from the newest Christmas Collection.. OMGOSH how cool is that!! All you need to do is become a follower of the new Challenge.... HERE..... Oh Boy can't wait for it to start:-)

If you would like some more information, then check out Bron's Blog HERE

October 16, 2011

Fancy Fold's

Hi Hi Everyone, Well I have this post scheduled as I am about to jump on a plane back to Tasmania from Melbourne.  I have been to the Picture to Page show in Burwood!!

This week at Sentimental Sunday's the theme is Fancy Folds... now who doesn't like a fancy folded card??  Anyway I decided to make a christmas tri fold card Kylie style, but instead of using a Magnolia stamp I have used a super cute Big Al Owl from Kasazza - which is a party plan business in Australia.  So here it is, I hope you love it and will come along and play this week, we are really looking forward to seeing your fancy folded cards:-)

Here it is folded out:-)

Stamps: Kaszazz Big Owl, Lili of the Valley Date Stamp and Small Christmas Stamp, Stampin Up Christmas Sentiment
Dies: Magnolia Doo Hickey Doily, Martha Stewart Doily Punch
Embellishments: Lace, Ribbon, Stickles, Flowers, Bling
Colour: Stampin Up Ink Pear Pizzazz

October 14, 2011

Hocus Pocus

Happy Friday everyone!!! It's time for another Inspirational Friday from La La Land Crafts!! So this week's theme is Halloween!!! I don't celebrate Halloween here in Australia, but I am starting to see a few ghoulish bits and pieces about in some of the shops, which is kinda fun!!

For my card I have used Cowboy Luka from the Halloween images available here, isn't he sweet??? And well you can use him for all sorts of stuff really - not just Halloween!!! So here he is I hope you like him as much as me!!

I have also drawn another pumpkin!!! hahahah well it is for Halloween after all.... So I think my pumpkin drawing has improved a little from the one I did the other day!! hahahaha or maybe not... anyway, I thought my card would be cool with some trick or treat sweets, so I've used a cute treat cup from Stampin' up and put in some orange, purple and black jelly beans!! yum yum:-)

I hope you will come along and play this week with us, and please don't forget to upload your Halloween creation to the customer gallery - found HERE

Stamps: Cowboy Luka from La La Land Crafts
Paper: Basic Grey Wander 6x6 pad, Black Card Stock and Pink Paislee Hocus Pocus Flip Notes
Embellishments: Basic Grey Bling Spider, Stampin' Up Treat Cup, Pink Paislee Hocus Pocus Doodads, Orange Ribbon, Lace, Black Bling
Colour: Copic: Skin: E0000, E00, E11, R20. Hair: E44, E43, E33, E31. Hat/Clothes: E35, E34, E33, E31, E30, B93, B95, B97, B99, R22, R24, R27, R29, O, Y17, G17, G16, G14, C7, C5, C3, E40, E0000, 0 Horse & Rope: E43, E44, E47, R24, R27, G16, E30, E33, Y17, Y15

October 13, 2011

Fancy A Cupcake?

Happy Thursday Everyone!! Over a Paper Play we have another cool challenge for you to play along with, this week's theme is: Cupcakes!!! Yum Yum Yum

So this week I have made a cute paper cupcake!! I started off with a foam ball, which I covered with choc ribbon which I gathered up.  I then put flowers all over it, and made my cupcake paper out of Magnolia Paper.  I scored it at 1/2" intervals.  I think 1/4" would have been better, but oh well!! My tag is a Magnolia Doo Hickey cloud tag and I've also used one of the cute key's.  My Tilda is Tilda with Cloud berry Muffin... I think she looks great with my cupcake!!!!

Here, is a pic of the tag and key along with Miss Tilda

I'm looking forward to seeing your creations, I know I say it every time, but without your creations my inspiration would be rather lacking!!! So thanks everyone:-) Oh and this week's sponsor is Little Darlings:-) 

Paper: Magnolia
Dies: Magnolia
Stamp: Magnolia Tilda with Cloud-berry, Especially for You Sentiment
Embellishments: Stampin' Up Chocolate Ribbon, Wild Orchid Crafts Flowers, Maya Road little white Flowers, Stampin' Up Pink Ribbon.
Colour: Copics and Atyou Spica Pens!!!! 

October 9, 2011

Magnolia Down Under Challenge #117

Good Morning Magnolia Fans!!!! It's Sunday morning here in the land of Aus... so yep you guessed it, time for another awesome challenge at Magnolia Down Under!!!  This week we are being sponsored by StampyLand.... Thanks Stampyland:-)

This week we have a HALLOWEEN theme for you.... so time to get all ghoulish and ghostly and show us what you can do!!  For my card, I've used Captain Edwin, and the awesome barrel, skull and Anchor stamp to go with.  My Pumpkin was my husband's idea... he like you need a pumpkin... pumpkins are Halloween aren't they (we are in Australia and well we don't really know much or celebrate Halloween) so I'm like I don't have a pumpkin stamp.... he said I reckon you could draw one... so there is my attempt!!! It actually looks rather cool in the scheme of things!! So here is it... I hope you think it's Spooktactular!!

I'm really looking forward to seeing what you make again this week, you girls and guys are so inspirational!!!

Stamps: Fairytale collection - Captain Edwin and Barrel, Skull & Anchor
Paper: Magnolia and Black cardstock
Dies: Magnolia Doohickey Pennant and Tim Holtz clock
Embellishments: String, Skeleton Ribbon, Lace, Chinese Coin, Cheese Cloth, Hessian, White Paint, Kaiser Craft Epoxy Key
Colour: Copic and Atyou Spica Pen in Clear and Gold

October 7, 2011

Time to get Dotty

Well here is my first Inspirational Friday card for La La Land Crafts!! WHOOHOOOO if you haven't read before, I'm a guest there for the next couple of months, lucky me!!! So far I'm having a great time playing with Luka and Marci!!!

So this week we want to get a little dotty.... the theme is Dots and Spots!! I thought Marci Ballerina would look cute with some Stampin' Up spots and dots, so that is the paper I have used:-)  Here she is I hope you love her as much as me:-)

I cant wait to see what you all pop into the customer Gallery for us to see!!!!

Stamps: La La Land Crafts - Marci Ballerina
Paper: Stampin' Up
Embellishments: Wild Orchid Crafts - flowers, seam binding and corners. Maya Road Rose trim. Tim Holtz Film Strip, Cheese Cloth, Liquid Pearls, Authentique Diction
Colour: Copic: R81, R93, R85, R20, R0000, 0, R21, E0000, E11, E00, E43, E44, E47, E35, E41 Atyou Spica Clear

October 2, 2011

Getting Stitchy with it

Well Happy Sunday Everyone...

Today at Sentimental Sunday's we are challenging you to get out your sewing machine or needle and thread... this week we want to see


Well for me, I dragged out and unpacked the sewing machine, poor thing, doesn't get much use now with Ruby running around!!! and this is what I made, I hope you love it as much as me:-)

I've used another cute Princess stamp from Whiff of Joy and my brand new paper pack by Kaiser Craft: Bonjour... this paper is so lush, you guys will love it when you see it in real life, if you haven't already!!

We are really looking forward to seeing what you create with your sewing or stitching this week:-) why not head on over to the blog and see what the Design Team have made... it's gorgeous!!!!

Stamps: Whiff of Joy - Princess, Rain Drop Echo Birthday Postage Stamps, Post mark stamp is by Dark Room Door
Dies: Rain Drop Echo Postage Stamp, Spellbinders Nestablilities Postage Stamp Large
Paper: Bonjour by Kaiser Craft
Embellies: Blue Seam Binding, Wild Orchid Crafts Flowers, Sewing Machine, half pearls
Colour: Copic and Atyou Spica in Clear and Baby Blue

October 1, 2011

It's World Card Making Day!!!!!

It's World Card Making Day!!!!  World Card Making Day began in 2006 as National Card Making Day. Founded by Paper Crafts magazine to bring card makers together at the beginning of the busiest card-making season of the year, it was first held on October 7, 2006. The initial celebration involved the Paper Crafts magazine audience only; however, due to the positive response it received and the worldwide popularity of card making, the holiday became known as World Card Making Day from then on.

But can you guess what else happens today???????

But before I get to that, I have a little announcment; for the next 2 months I am a Guest at La-La Land Whooohooooooooo, so exciting!!! I am so honoured to get to play with these gorgeous images, and also playing along side the very super talented Irina and Eric and the rest of the Design Team!!!!!

So did you guess yet????

It's release day at La-La Land Crafts !!! WHOOHOOO Irina has 8 fantastic images for us to play with.... and OMGOSH they are super cute!! So for today, being world card making day, I have a card to show you, with a new release image.... it's time to meet Angel Marci!!!

Isn't she just so cute and awesome!!! I had a great time colouring her up!! She is available to pre-order HERE... with shipping date 15th October... so go and get yours:-) Here is a pic of the complete set!!! You will want them all, I know I sure do:-)

I'm really looking forward to seeing what you guys make with these newbies, so please don't forget to pop your card into the cutomer gallery HERE so we can all see your awesome creative juices!!!

Stamp: LaLa Land Crafts - Angel Marci
Paper: Basic Grey - Eskimo Kisses and pink Bazill card
Embellishments: Ribbon, Lace, Wild Orchid Crafts Flowers, Stickles, Bling, Distress ink - Spun Sugar
Colour: Copic: Skin: E0000, E00, E11, E13, R20. Hair: E35, E33, E50, E53, YR21. Dress & Wings: G24, G28, E50, E51, E0000, 0, R32, R35, R37, R20, R000. Atyou Spica in Clear and Gold