July 31, 2011

Magnolia Down Under Challenge #107

Hi Everyone, sorry I have been a little MIA over the past few weeks, I haven't been feeling very well, and even though I'm feeling much better now, my desire to craft has gone AWOL, hopefully it will come back soon... anyway this one has taken me just over 2 days to complete, eeck.... its for the brand new and super cool challenge over at Magnolia Down Under!! This week I decided that it would be cool fun to play a bit of:


It's really easy - all you need to do is pick a line that appeals to you... the line can be diagonal too if you want!! Here is the game board, it was prettied up by Kylie:-)

I chose, Lace, Chipboard and Paint. But just about everything else on the game board made it to my creation too... hehehehhe I guess I got a little carried away once I finally got into it:-) YAY for me:-) So here it is, I hope you do Love it:-)

So thanks for looking, and I hope you have saw the gorgeous creations that the rest of the Design Team have made using my super cool Bingo Game Board!!!

Here are a few challenges I would love to enter:

Magnolia Stamp Lovers - Summer Colours
Paper Sundaes - Summer
Party Time Tuesday's - Anything Goes

Stamps: Magnolia Sweet Rainbow Collection Sentiment, Bon Voyage Collection Shopping Tilda, Shabby Chic Collection Eiffel Tower
Dies: Magnolia Doo Hickey's, Die-namics and Spellbinders
Paper: White Card and My Minds Eye Good Day Sunshine
Fancy Stuff: Chip Board Bird, Picket Fence Crakle Paint, Flowers, Seam Binding, Pearl, Half Pearl, Liquid Pearls, Chalk, Lace, Machine Stitching, White Gel Pen
Colour: Copic

July 24, 2011

Sentimental Sunday #65

Hello Everyone!!

It's time for a new Sentimental Sunday challenge and this week's theme is:


It's not very often I make a card without an actual image!! So this was actually a little challenging for me... it looks like something is missing LOL but still I do like it - I hope you do to!! here it is:

Ann has hundreds of gorgeous sentiments to pick from, so I hope you will visit her spot at Whimsy pick a gorgeous sentiment and come along and play!! I'm looking forward to seeing what you girls make!!  Also I hope you have also seen all the gorgeous work that the rest of the Design Team have made this week!!!

Digi Stamp: Raindrop Echo Designs "Flowers in Bloom" Sentiment Set available from HERE
Paper: Cream Card, Prima, and White Card
Fancy Bits: Cheese Cloth, Pink Ribbon, Yellow Open Gardenia, Half Pearls, Stickles

July 21, 2011

It's Paper Play Time

Hi and welcome to a new Paper Play challenge!! This week I got to choose the them so I hope you will have as much fun with it as me!! the theme is:


Some of my most favourite things to use!! Anyway this week I thought I would do something a little different and do a Scrapbooking page!! OMGOSH it has been so long since I've done any scrapbooking but I think that maybe the bug has come back after like 2 years.... plus I guess I had some major inspirational pushes from my best buddy Kylie.... so thanks!! Here is my page I hope you love it as much as me!! This photo is a little old, Ruby is almost 2 now!!!!

So I hope you will come along and play, this week we have Bunny Zoe as our spectacular sponsor - now who wouldn't wanna win a prize from there huh?? Can't wait to see what you guys make!!!!

Paper: Prima Sparking Spring Collection "Bon Jour" and "Petite Fleur"
Embellishments: Prima Flowers, Prima Charm, Wooden Buttons, String, White Paint, Lace, Ribbon, Seam Binding Ribbon, Prima Butterfly

July 17, 2011

Magnolia Down Under Challenge #105

Good Morning!! Today is Sunday and we all know that it means it's time for a new challenge at Magnolia Down Under!! This week we want you to create a scene - no no - not the kind where you might throw a tanty LOL - but a Magnolia Scene!!! For my scene I have used the gorgeous background stamp from the Sweet Rainbow collection and teamed it with Kneeling Tilda, sooooo cute!! So here is my card, I hope you love it as much as me!!!!

Well I know that the rest of the Design Team have created some magnificently gorgeous yumminess for you this week, so I hope you have popped on over to the Magnolia Down Under Blog and saw!!

Here are come challenges I would love to enter:

Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
The Shabby Tea Room - Flower Power
Stampin' for the Weekend - Things with Wings
Magnolia Stamp Lovers - Summer Flowers
Moving along with the Times - Favourite Things - Magnolia Stamps of course
Southern Girls Challenge - Happy Birthday
Party Time Tuesday - Blue Skies & Sunny Days

Stamps: Magnolia Sweet Rainbow Collection: Bird Background & Kneeling Tilda. Autumn Collection Happy Birthday Sentiment
Paper: Magnolia Butterfly Dreams and Kraft and White Cardstock
Dies: Magnolia Doo Hickey Butterfly and Tag from Butterfly Dreams Collection. Die-namics Rolled Roses, Nestie Scallop Circle
Fancy Stuff: Lace, Ribbon, Paint, Charm, Prima Flower, Pearls, White Gel Pen
Colour: Copic and Atyou Spica Clear

July 10, 2011

Time to get a bit Sentimental

Hello Everyone!!

It's time for a new challenge at Sentimental Sunday's, and this week we have a pretty cool theme for you to get your thinking caps on... it's:

INKY FINGERS - Unconventional Stamping Materials or Techniques

Mmmm so it did take me a little while to come up with something... but I decided to a little combination of unconventional stamping materials and a little bit of technique..  I've done the Silk paper technique... which you stamp on Tissue Paper.... hahahaha I think I nailed this one on the head!!

Now to make things a little different - It's in a white photo frame instead of on a card!! I think this looks really cool - well actually I think it's rather elegant and fresh looking. And so easy!! So here it is, I hope you like it as much as me!!! 

I've used the Classified Ads Background stamp (Designed by Ann at Raindrop Echo Designs which are available at Whimsy Stamps HERE) and I have stamped it onto a white single piece of tissue paper.  Once I stamped it - I then screwed it up, straighten it back out and then glued it onto a piece of card, don't worry if the tissue rips a bit, once you glue it you can't tell. Then I glued on the wooden bird cage, and the bird... I also used a sentiment stamp (of course) from the Time Flies Sentiment Set (also designed by Ann and available HERE)

I really love the look that this techniques gives, I just hope that you can see it within my picture... you can click on the picture to make it bigger too if you want!!

So thanks for looking, I hope you have visited the Sentimental Sunday's Blog and saw the gorgeous creations that the rest of the Design Team have made for you... I'm looking forward to seeing what you guys make!!

Stamps: Raindrop Echo available at Whimsy Stamps - Classified Ads Background Stamp and Time Flies Sentiment Set
Paper: White Tissue Paper and White Card, Prima Paper for the Bird
Fancy Bits: Kaiser Craft Wooden Bird Cage, Black Bling, Sizzix Bird Die, Black Pen, Coffee Ink, White Photo Frame

Magnolia Down Under #104

Hi Everyone!!

Time for a new challenge over at Magnolia Down Under, and again I have decided to play along with the other team - because I just loved this week's theme!!

IN THE KITCHEN - Recipe or Food Related

I have been wanting to make one of these for like ages.... It's an Apron Card... well it was a card but then it turned into a hanger instead!! heheheh I've used cute Opps Tilda and the Recipe Card from the A little Yummy for your Tummy Collection, and I've also used some cute paper from October Afternoon - so here it is - I hope you like!!!

And here is a pic of the full thing!!!

I hope you will come along and play this week - I can't wait to see what you guys make!! Also I know your in for some yummy eye candy over at the Magnolia Down Under Blog - The Design Team have really done some magical stuff this week:-)

Stamps: Magnolia A little yummy for Your Tummy Collection 2009 - Opps Tilda and Recipe Card
Paper: October Afternoon - Modern Homemaker and Choc Card
Fancy Stuff: Ruffle, Wooden Heart, Wooden Rolling Pin, Flowers, Strawberry Charm, String, Wire, woven tape, stickers, Martha Stewart boarder Punch, Swiss Dots Embossing Folder, Staples
Colour: Copic and Atyou Spica Clear

July 7, 2011

It's Paper Play Time!!!

It's Thursday, so it's time for a new challenge at Paper Play!! This week we have a really cool theme for you to play along with its:


Yep we wanna see your apples, banana's and peaches or whatever you decide to come up with!! For my card I have cut out an apple using my cricut, and then decorated it up so that it became an easel card... it's a little wobbly but it will stand!! So I hope you love it as much as me!!

Make sure of course that you head on over to see what the rest of the Design Team have made for you, and I can't wait to see what you guys make, and who knows you might be the winner of a $15.00 Gift Voucher from Simon Says Stamp - so go on.... get stamping!!

Stamps: Whiff of Joy Summer Kit 2011
Paper: October Afternoon, Red Card
Dies: Magnolia swirl and Tickled Pink Stamps Die
Bits and Bobs: Lace, Ruffle, Flowers, Charm, Leaf, Glossy Accents, Martha Stewart mini Doily
Colour: Copic

Awwww It's a Baby Card

Hi Everyone!!

I hope you are all having a fantastic day like me!! Today I have a cute little baby card.  I made this one on Sunday night - yep taken me a while to blog it... oops... anyway I made the card to take to the market with me at the end of the month - but as it turns out, my friend Mandy actually had her baby on Sunday Night... how clever was I to make a baby boy card?? pretty I think!! So here it is, I haven't given it to her yet - so I might be blowing the surprise - but I think she is still in Hospital.... 

I've also found a couple of challenges I would like to enter:

Just Magnolia - Anything Goes
Deep Ocean - Cards
Magnolia Stamp Lovers - Summer flowers
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Party Time Tuesday - Square Cards
Stampin' for the Weekend - Favourites (Magnolia stamps of course)

So thanks so much for looking!!

Stamps: Magnolia - Sleeping Tilda, SU Sentiment
Paper: Magnolia and Basic Grey, White and White Sparkly Card
Dies: Magnolia Doo Hickey's
Fancy Bits: Lace, Ribbon, Chippy painted with Distress Picket Fence Paint, Half Pearls, Pearl Brad, Paper Doily, Stickles, White Gel Pen
Colour: Copic

July 4, 2011

It's a Hippity Hoppity Blog Hop Spectacular

Well Hello there Hippy Hoppers!!

Today we would like to show you some really gorgeous and beautiful papers that have been designed by Denise Ann. Denise is a fellow teamie on Magnolia Down Under, and OMGOSH not only does she make the most wonderful cards, Denise also design's her very own line of Designer Papers!! HOW COOL IS THAT??  These gorgeous papers are available from Meg's Garden and the ones we are showing off today, are from the Couture Collection.

Hopefully you have arrived here from the gorgeous Jane, wasn't her card a dream??  if didn't come from Jane's, and you would like to start at the beginning of this hoppy hop then you can start off HERE at Meg's Garden Blog!!

For my card I have used a beautiful peice of Designer Paper, and to make things easier, Denise has designed them so they are just perfect for card makers!! Yep not much trimming on these babies required!!  But of course they also are available in 12x12!! 

I have coloured up Ribbon Hair Tilda, and I have teamed her with the vintage couch... because well, they just seemed so perfect with Denise's papers!! Here she is, I hope you love it as much as me!!!

And here is a close up of my colouring... I've tried to put some folds in Tilda's dress and also to make her hair curly... It looks ok, but not how I really wanted it to come out... oh well...

So thank you Denise for sending me some gorgeous papers to play with and for letting me join in the fun of this blog hop!! 

Don't forget that you can purchase your gorgeous Designer Paper from Meg's Garden and I hope you have been leaving comments along your way - because there is some candy to be won!!!

Your next stop is Louise, and I know she has a fantastic creation for you all to see, so go on... go now!!!

Paper: Couture Collection - Designed by Denise Ann, and available from Meg's Garden
Stamps: Magnolia Your So Special - Ribbon Hair Tilda, Vintage Couch
Dies: Tim Holtz Weathered Clock and Nestie Label 17
Bits and Bobs: Lace, Cheese Cloth, Prima Flower, Kaiser Craft Flower and Wild Orchid Crafts Flowers, Butterfly Charm, Seam Binding, Half Pearls, Stickles, Antique Linen Distress Ink and Crackle Paint
Colour: Copic and Atyou Spica Clear and the couch is stamped in Distress Ink Walnut Stain and coloured with Pebbles Shimmery Chalks


July 3, 2011

Get ready for Sentimental Sunday's #62

Hello Everyone, well it's Sunday afternoon here, and that means it's time for a new challenge over at Sentimental Sunday's.... so this week, we have a really easy one for you....

ANYTHING GOES with a Sentiment of Course!!

This week I have made a little boy blue Baby Card!!  I've used a Hanglar & Stranglar Stamp set, called Baby!! I've masked the wings and the antlers!! cute huh?

For my sentiment, I have done some digi masking!! I'm starting to get the hang of it now I think? Anyway I have used the Ticketed Ovals - Vines and a cute little saying from the Maya Making Wishes set - these are of course available at Raindrop Echo Designs HERE!!

So here is my card I hope you like it!!

I hope you will go and check out what gorgeous creations the rest of the Design Team have made for you, and I can't wait to see what you guys come up with!!

Stamps: Hanglar & Stranglar Baby Set, Raindrop Echo Designs Ticketed Ovals - Vines and Maya Making Wishes Set
Dies: Magnolia Doo Hickey Heart Swirl and Lace Boarder, Nestie Label 18
Paper: Kaiser Craft, Blue Card
Bits and Bobs: Flowers, Lace, Ribbon, Half Pearls, Stickles, White Gel Pen, Charm
Colour: Copic and Atyou Spica Clear


Magnolia Down Under Challenge #103

Good Morning Magnolia Fans!!

It's Sunday here, so time for a new challenge at Magnolia Down Under... This week, Past Design Team Member, Kristy, has made an awesome sketch for us to follow... so we hope you will come along and play!!

I have used cute Garden Tilda for my card this week, I love her cute little overall's!! I've also used one of my brand nestie dies - labels 17 - so lovely!! Anyway here she is I hope you love her as much as me:-)

So I hope you will head on over to the Magnolia Down Under Blog to see what gorgeous and inspirational cards the rest of the lovely Design Team Ladies have made for you!! and I can't wait to see what you do with Kristy's Sketch!!

Stamps: Magnolia Sweet Rainbow - Garden Tilda
Dies: Magnolia Doo Hickey's Wedding Collection - Peony Rose, Bon Voyage - Doily Rose, Butterfly Dreams -Tag, Nestie Label 17, Whiff of Joy Pennant Die
Paper: Bo Bunny and Basic Grey, Kraft, Vanilla Card stock
Bits and Bobs: Butterfly Charm, String, Pearl Brad, Pleated Ribbon, Stickles, Half Pearls, Snap fasteners, Distress Ink Antique Linen
Colour: Copic and Atyou Spica Clear


July 1, 2011

Space Cadet Tilda

Hey, well I finally got my long awaited new stamp club kit from Magnolia.... and I love everything that's in it... I know some people have it for sale... but not me!!! 

I think my favourite is Space Tilda... so I have used her first!! I masked her so that she was sitting on the Rocket (so cool I love the rocket) and then popped the moon behind her head so that it looked like it was a bit in the distance!!  Then I got stuck.... what was I going to do with her??

Anyway most of my inspiration comes from the cartoon, Marvin the Martian... I remember him flying through space and dodging all the space junk.... the space junk being things like old box camera's, grandfather clocks and dressing tables etc... so here is my card, I hope you love it as much as me!!!!

So thanks for looking!! I've found a couple of challenges I would love to enter:

Cute Card Thursday - Technology
Stampin' for the Weekend - My favourite Things (Magnolia stamps of course)

Stamps: Magnolia - Space Tilda and sentiment from the new Stamp Club Kit 2011. Raindrop Echo - Time Flies
Paper: Blue Compass Paper, White and Black Card
Dies: Magnolia Doo Hickey, Tim Holtz Weathered Clock
Fancy Stuff: MF Glass Glitter, Glossy Accents, White Gel Pen, Tim Holtz Clock and Game Pieces, Ribbon, Cheese Cloth, Walnut Stain Distress Ink
Colour: Copic and Atyou Spica Clear