November 30, 2011

Crafts and Me Challenge #30

Hello, Hello it's Wednesday and time for a new challenge at Crafts and Me.  This week we are really challenging you.... ooooo yes it's a toughie this one... the theme is:

Pearls and Swirls

hahahaha had you worried didn't I?  Anyway for my card this week I have used a super cool and fantastic new release, she will be available very very soon at Craft's and Me.  Anyway my image is Poinsettia and she is beautifully designed by: 

So here she is, (a beautiful image for your Christmas Cards btw) 

For my card I have coloured my image with Copics, and Atyou Spica in Clear and Gold, because all wings should have sparkly bits on them right?!!  Anyway I've also used a Swirly stamp which is stamped with gold ink, flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts, a Maya Road Pin and my paper is from Websters.  My Lace is by Prima and the Gold Trimming Lace is by Websters too!!  

I'm really looking forward to seeing your gorgeous, Pearls and Swirls creations, I love looking at your work, it gives me so much inspiration to try out new things/ideas or even brings me new ideas to play with, so thanks:-)

November 25, 2011

Blueberries and Cream Marci is Baking up a Storm

Marci has been Baking... and mmmmm it's yummy Blueberry Pie, with of course lashings of Creamy Cream!! 

For Inspirational Friday at La La Land Crafts this week, the theme is Blue and Cream!!  Well obviously Blueberries and cream came to my mind when I decided to use super cute Baking Marci - she is available HERE!!!

I decided to make a criss-cross pocket card, but I've covered the criss-cross over with my paper to make it more of a pocket!! My gorgeous paper is from The Girls Paperie. The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts and I made the rolled rose. The little birdy is by Prima and the gorgeous Bling is from Delish... so here is Marci on my little recipe pocket card, I hope you love her as much as me!!!!

Here is the pull out recipe, I distressed the edges with Antique Linen and then stuck on some half pearls and went around the edge with some Stickles:-) the pull tag is Label 18 which I chopped in half and then decorated with a wooden button and some string!!

We would love to see your Blue and Cream creations in our Customer Gallery, so please don't forget to add them, you could be this months winner!!

These are the Copic Markers I used to colour Baking Marci: Skin: E0000, E00, E11, R20. Hair: E57, E50, E31, E35. Clothes and Pie: E50, E40, E41, B45, B41, B39, B37, E30, E33, E22, E24, R27 and Atyou Spica - Clear

November 24, 2011

Give me a Home amongst the Gum Tree's

Hi there everyone, It's time for another Paper Play Challenge, this week we are looking for cards with the theme of:

Being Thankful

For my card I have used Special Edition Koala Tilda (only available HERE) she is so super cute don't you think?  I tried to get my paper's a bit green and a little Australian looking.  So I've gone for some Basic Grey Curio, the back paper with the flowers on it, kind of reminds me a bit of Gum Tree's.... right where Tilda should be.... or how the song goes: 

Give me a Home amongst the Gum Tree's with lots of Plum Tree's, a sheep or two a Kangaroo, a clothes line out the back and a Veranda out the front and an ole' rocking chair!!!!!

My flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts, and Kaiser Craft.  There is also one which was a present from my buddy Debbie Dolphin for my Birthday.... The dies are Magnolia, except for the Sentiment one which the stamp and the frame and the Die are all from Tickled Pink Stamps. My Post Mark stamp is from Kaszazz!!

November 23, 2011

Crafts & Me Cheeky Fairy

Howdy!!! Today I have another Crafts and Me Digi image to share.  I coloured this one up the other day in like a rusty red colour... it was NOT nice, so anyway I chucked that one and started again, this time with RED copic markers, YAY finally have an R22 in the house... I have been missing this one, since my other one ran out, and well as you might be aware, the refills are no-where to be had... grrrrrrr so a new marker was needed.

Anyway I coloured the mushy using R22, R24, R27, and R29.  I tried to make it so that the white dots were lighter around the edges, almost like they were glowing, and the middle parts of the mushy a big darker... but anyway it's looks ok, but I think I need to try again at some stage:-)

Oh I forgot to tell you about the image - it's called GPepper Tree and it's created by Sara Burrier.  I just love how cheeky she looks eating her bits of mushy with her little pink tongue poking out!!!  So here she is, I hope you love her as much as me!!!! 

I did some dotty grass around the base of the mushroom and the little ones, because I can't do whispy looking grass!!! and I used Once Upon a Spring Time Papers by Graphic 45, so perfect for fairy's, oh and the paper does have little post marks on it, so I carried that forward using the postmark stamp a bit around the image.  My flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts, there is a heap of Stickles which you can get HERE, and of course a few half pearls available HERE.......

Don't forget about the Crafts and Me Challenges which are up and running HERE, I'm looking forward to seeing your gorgeous creations:-)

November 20, 2011

Magnolia Down Under Challenge #123

Well here we are another Sunday morning in Australia.  So it's time for another awesome challenge at Magnolia Down Under.  This week, Debbie P. has created a sketch for us all to play along with!!

For my card I have used super cute Snowball Heart Tilda, and I've coloured her outfit to be like chocolate. I've used some My Minds Eye Papers, the new heart Magnolia Doo Hickey, and I've even reved up the sewing machine and did some zigzag around the edges.

So here she is I hope you love her as much as me:-) 

Here is Debbie P. fantastic and awesome sketch for you to play along with:

I hope you have seen what the rest of the design team have created with Debbie's Sketch, I know it will knock your sockies off!! 

As always, I'm keen to see your creations, so please link them up for us to see:-)

Till next time:-) 

November 18, 2011

Red, Pearls and Lace Marci

It's Inspirational Friday at La La Land Crafts and this week we are wanting to see your creations with Red, Lace and Pearls.  What a yummy recipe huh?  Anyway for my card this week I have used Sunny Christmas Marci.  She is so perfect for Christmas here in Australia. When it's hot and sticky, but we still have a Traditional Christmas Lunch... well not everyone does that - BBQ's, and Salad's are becoming much more popular.  In fact that's what I cooked last year for the family:-) Yum Yum... 

So here is Sunny Christmas Marci, looks like she has just finally got those blasted fairy lights untangled.... LOL

Don't forget to add your creation to our Customer Gallery  at La La Land Crafts.  But popping your card in here, you have the chance to win a pretty awesome prize... so don't forget alright!!!

And I know the rest of the Design Team have created some super yumminess for you so, head on over to the blog to see the eye candy!!!   

Till next week.....

Stamp: Sunny Christmas Marci available HERE at La La Land Crafts
Paper: October Afternoon
Embellishments: Pearls, Lace, Prima Flower, Kaiser Craft Wooden Stocking, Stickles
Colour: Copic: Skin: E0000, E00, E11, R20, R32. Cloths: R17, R14, R12, R11, Hair: E31, E35, E50, E57. Antlers: E41, E43, E44, Fairy Lights: Y38, Y35, Y13, C4, C3, Atyou Spica - Buttermilk and Clear

November 16, 2011

Crafts and Me Challenge #61 Simples

Hi everyone, today is a new challenge day at Crafts and Me Challenges!! This is my first challenge card for my new Design Team... I'm having so much fun with these ladies - they are all so lovely and very talented!!

Anyway this week's cool theme is: SIMPLES.... we want you to create a card that doesn't have very much embellishment or fancy bits on it:-)  

For my card I have used a new Digi released this month called Moon Glow which is created by Hannah Lynn, Moon Glow is really a gorgeous image, and I think my favourite part of colouring this one was her hair.  I am really impressed with how I got it to look so awesome!! (*pat's myself on the back!!*) 

So because the theme is simples, I did keep it really simple.  There is no patterned paper, just a stamped background. a little bit of blue card, which I think is really striking against the white, a blue flower, button and some string.  Oh and there is also a little half pearl that is in the flower in her hair.  So here she is I hope you love her as much as me:-) 

I'm really looking forward to venturing around some new blog's from your entries to Craft's and Me Challenges, I'm sure I'm going to find a tonne of inspiration from you guys, also if you happened to have not seen what the rest of the Digi girls have created then jump on over the the challenge blog and check it out:-)

And also have you seen the new Postage rates at Crafts and Me - check them out here, Teresa has changed the postage for Europe and International parcels check it out HERE

Till next time :-) 

November 11, 2011

Marci is French and Chic

Gosh can you believe it's the 11th November already?  Today is Remembrance Day here in Australia, we take the time to stop and remember the ones who fought and paid the ultimate sacrifice, so the rest of us can be free..... 

Anyway, today is also Inspirational Friday at La La Land.... and this week's theme - should you choose to except it, is:

Mauve, Silver and White!!!

Now I know some of our DT may have struggled a little with this one, but I'm sure you will agree that their creations are totally gorgeous!!! Don't forget to stop by and leave a little love on their blogs!!!

For my card, I have used super sweet, and kinda frenchy looking Autumn Marci!!! I had to look in my Copic book to find my Mauve Copics, which is basically pale purple or lilac to me!! So here she is, I hope you love her as much as me!!!! LOL 

Please, Please don't forget to upload your gorgeous and wonderful creations into the Customer Gallery.... you might win an awesome prize, now you don't wanna miss out on that would you????

Stamps: La La Land Crafts - Autumn Marci 
Paper: Kaiser Craft, White and Stone Card
Embellishments: Silver Glimmer Mist, Butterfly Charm, Wild Orchid Crafts Flowers, Lace and Pom Pom Trim, Cheese Cloth, Silver and White Gel Pen, Assorted Dies and Other Stamps.
Colour: Copic: Skin: E0000, E00, E11, R32. Clothes: BV000, BV00, BV01, E40, E0000, C00 and O. Hair: E43, E47, E49 and E74 

November 10, 2011

Paper Play Challenges #45

Well It's time for another Paper Play Challenge!!! This week we want to crack some windows.... hahahaha we are after the cracked look on your cards... 

There is so many ways of doing this, but I guess I took an easy road, and used some Crackle Paint!!! It's clear and its from Tim Holtz, it actually looks really cool.  

My Image is of course by Magnolia - I love the newest release of all the Christmas Stamps, but honestly I knew I would!!! This one I coloured up with some help from Zoe, getting me to step out of my comfort zone and use some greens that aren't in order or colour family.... I pretty sure the greens I used are G82, G94, G21 and G24.... anyway it was 3 of these colours - but not sure which ones precisely now DARN it... It really is a lovely green.  So here it is, I hope you love my card as much as me!!!

This week we are being sponsored by Whiff Of Joy!!! OMGOSH have you seen this months release?? Christmas Stamps yay.... I even received my secret stamp kit from Katharina this week... BONUS.... So of course don't forget to enter in your creations you could win a fabby and awesome prize:-) 

Stamps: Magnolia Sweet Christmas Dreams - Ribbon Tilda and Sweet Christmas Dreams Sentiment
Dies: Magnolia Doo Hickey's and Spellbinders Oval
Paper: Magnolia and Basic Grey, with stone and white card stock
Embellishments: Seam Binding, Lace, Flowers, Prima Pebble, Cheese Cloth, Pearl and Bling Buckle, Tim Hotlz Rock Candy Crackle Paint, Stickles
Colour: Copic

November 9, 2011

A Christmas Ornament for Crafts and Me

Hi Hi Everyone...

Well I have some news... I am now a fully fledged Design Team Member of Crafts and Me!!! WHOOHOOOOO very cool:-)

This is my first time, posting with this Design Team, and you may be aware that there was a bunch of newbie Digi stamps that was released last week.... anyway I have used one by Sara Burrier, called The Blessing, which of course you can get your mitts on HERE.  I've also added on  the cool circle from the Christmas Embellishments Set which is available HERE....  

I was able to merge the two together on Photoshop which I must say I think I'm pretty clever in doing as my Computer skills????  I don't really have any!!! ... anyway once I got it printed I started colouring, and then the idea struck on how to display these gorgeous images....

It's a 6 x 6 Chippy shadow box that is by Twiddlybits!!  I picked it up at the paper craft show about a month ago that I went to in Melbourne. 

 I've painted it white and then once it had dried, I got out the Tim Holtz Picket Fence Crackle Paint and gave it a good going over with that... it looks really cool in real life... sorry if the pic's don't pick up all the details.  I've also added a few glittered up Magnolia and Marianne Designs die cuts and some flowers, a bit of seam binding in the corner with a Pearl Bling Buckle on top (I'm loving these buckles at the moment) although you can't really see it that well... My snow on the image has been created with some Ranger Liquid Pearls... awww so pretty!!

Anyway there is a new challenge happening at Crafts and Me and the theme is: Birthday's so please make sure you add your creation!!!! 

So there you go, I hope you love my little shadow box, I think it's going to look so lovely up on the wall or on a shelf in a couple of weeks when I dig out the rest of the Christmas Decorations... Gosh... it's getting close now isn't it!!!!

Here are some challenges I would love to enter:

Digital Tuesday - Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly - Christmas
Tip Top Tuesday - Anything Christmas

Till next time:-) 

November 6, 2011

Sentimental Sunday's Challenge #80

Hi and Welcome to another Sentimental Sunday's Challenge!!! This week we have a lovey kind of theme for you.... it's:

Weddings or Anniversary

I have made a wedding card, I've used a little cute image from LOTV and I've coloured them in with my copic's:-) I've made my card fairly simple and I've used a beautiful Blingy Pearl buckle as it's main embellishment:-) Here it is!!! Hope you love it:-)

I look forward to seeing what you guys make, I'm sure your creations will have tonnes and tonnes of inspiration for me and the rest of the Design Team.... have you seen what they have made? If not your missing out, head on over to the challenge blog and leave some love:-)

Stamps: LOTV and Magnolia
Paper: Prima Romantic
Embellishments: Websters Lace, Seam Binding, Bling Pearl Buckle, Cheese Cloth, Stickles and Half Pearls
Colour: Copic

Magnolia Down Under Challenge #121

Good Morning, well it's morning here in Australia, and today we have another awesome challenge at Magnolia Down Under, for you to come and play along with. It's actually perfect for all those new yummy Magnolia Sweet Christmas Dreams stamps... this week it's

Charms and Bling....

Too easy right??  Well it is if you love using bling and Charms on your creations!!! For my card I have used cute Halo Tilda from the Secret Stamp Kit, I've also used the cute sentiment and stamped it on the cloud.  I love the cloud Die!!!! and I've even pulled out the Lantern Die, it doesn't get used much, but it's so awesome though isn't it:-)  Anyway here is my card I hope you love it as much as me:-)

This week Magnolia Down Under is being Sponsored by SHOPBRON WHOOHOOO, I know Bron has a fantastic prize up for grabs, so please don't forget to add your entry:-) I really love checking out all your work, and last week was a tough vote I can tell YOU!!!!  

I would love to enter my card into Just Magnolia this week, which is Anything goes with the option of Lace and Pearls... 

Stamps: Magnolia Halo Tilda and Sweet Christmas Dreams from the new Christmas Collection
Dies: Magnolia Doo Hickey's and Spellbinders Nestablilities Label
Paper: Magnolia Stitched Christmas from the Sweet Christmas Dreams Collection
Embellishments: Charms, Angel Pin, and Blingy Pearl Buckle, Cheese Cloth, Prima Lace, Seam Binding, Flowers, String, Stickles
Colour: Copic and Atyou Spica Clear

November 4, 2011

Bling it Baby

Well it's time for another inspirational Friday over at La La Land Crafts!!! This week's theme for you to come along and play with is


Well this is one of my favourite things to use - Bling - what can I say, I'm just that type of girl:-) Anyway, for my card this week, I've used super cute, Dress Up Marci, and I've coloured her using blue and purple copics together - it was a challenge set by Zoe at Make it Crafty.  I kinda think that I need some more practice with this colour combo and I also think I would have been better using just V copic's instead of BV's but hey she still looks CUTE!!! So here is Miss Blingy Dress Up Marci - hope you love her as much as me:-) LOL 

Don't forget to show us your Blingy La La creations in the Customer Gallery - you might win a prize!!!

Stamp: La La Land Crafts - Dress Up Marci - available HERE
Paper: My Minds Eye Happy Go Lucky
Embellishments: Kaiser Sparklets, Purple Ribbon, Paper Doily, Kaiser Flowers and Wild Orchid Craft Flowers, Cheese Cloth, Lace
Colour: Copic Skin: E0000, E00, E11, R32. Hat and Clothes: BV0000, BV17, BV11, B23, B21, B14, 0. Hair: E30, E34, E37, YR21, Atyou Spica - Clear