December 19, 2012

Its Merry Mindy!!

Hi Everyone!!

This week, to show to you all a really great image by Hannah Lynn, this one is called Merry Mindy!!  She is of course brand new and available right now in store:-)

Merry Mindy is perfect for Christmas.  I've coloured her with my copic's and added some glossy accents to the Baubles on the tree - just to help them stand out a little more!!  I've kept my card simple so just a bit of patterned paper, some glittery card stock and voila....

So how are we all going with our Christmas Shopping, done and dusted? I am YAY!!!  I can't believe how  quick this year has gone, I guess building our new house, has really made the time flow.... Its our first Christmas here, so that is a bit exciting!!

So that's it for now....

December 17, 2012

La La Land Crafts Valentines Day Release Showcase!!

Hi there Everyone!!

Today we have a special Treat for you all.... it's RELEASE day at La La Land Crafts, and this super cute release is all about Valentines Day or Love!! 

Irina and Eric have designed some really cute Marci's and Luka's for us to play with, along with some new and fantastic matching Dies!! 

They are of course available right now for you to purchase, but if you happen to be in Australia, like me, then you will need to contact your local scrap shop to buy yours!!

Today I have 2 cards to show you, first of all I have Sweet Friends Marci.... so lets take a look:

Isn't she so cute, cuddling her little Teddy Bear!! Can you spot the new Die?? Yes it's the Heart Boarder!!  Great Isn't it!! 

I've coloured up my Marci with Copics, which you can scroll down to get the details of, I have also added some Glossy Accents to the hearts on her skirt and shirt!!  Cool Huh?

Next up, I have Luka.... this Luka is called: Saxaphone Luka!!  He is jamin' away on his sax making all sorts of cool tunes I'm sure!!  So here is a pic of my full card....

Pretty nifty huh?  I got the card base die from my local shop and the Idea is from a friend of mine - Lisa, who just happens to also work at my local shop!  Anyway so mu card has been inspired from her:-)

The next picture below is a closer look at Luka and - wait - another super awesome and cool die.... The Heart Treble Clef and Music notes!!  They come together in the same packet in case your wondering!

The next picture is of the other half, I have used the Music Notes Die from the set again and also the big Hot Air Balloon Die to add just a little bit more to the end of the card!  

So there you go another super awesome release from La La Land Crafts Blog!!  Make sure you head on over to the blog to see the rest of the amazing new designs and dies in action from the rest of the Design Team!! 

Sweet Friends Marci:
Dies: Heart Boarder
Paper: Basic Grey
Embellishments: Ribbon, Ric Rac, Button, Twine, Kaiser Craft Bingo Die Cut, Basic Grey Die Cut
Colour: Copic Skin: E0000, E00, E11, R20. Hair: 100, BV29, BV25. Clothes: R20, R21, R22, R24, R27, R29. Bear: N4, N3, N2, V25, V22, V20

Saxaphone Luka
Dies: Heart Treble Clef and Hot Air Balloon
Paper: October Afternoon
Embellishments: Chippy Letters, Ribbon, String, Charms, Paint, Glossy Accents
Colour: Copic: Skin: E0000, E00, E11, R20. Hair: BV29, BV25, BV23, 100, B16. Clothes: B12, B14, B16, E41, E0000, E35, E33, E30. Saxaphone: Y35, Y32, Y38, E33

December 16, 2012

Magnolia Down Under Challenge #177

Good Morning...

So I'm a little late this morning with my card, I went shopping in Launceston yesterday to finish off my Shopping and guess what... I actually did...WHOOHOOOO only have to wrap it now...

But anyway, this week at Magnolia Down Under we have a great theme for you it's CHRISTMAS!!! Yeah it's not long now before the day comes and goes for another year....

I've used Tilda with Rudolph for my card this week.... she is so cute, so here she is I hope you love her as much as me:-)

So I hope you will come along and play with us this week.... its our second last challenge for the year, before we have a little break!!  Cant wait to see what you all make this week:-)

Stamps: magnolia Tilda with Rudolph, Santa Post
Paper: Magnolia
Dies: Spellbinder and Magnolia Doo Hickey's
Embellishments: Flowers, Ribbon, Bells, Liquid Pearls
Colour Copic

December 14, 2012

Inspirational Friday - Snowflakes

Hi There Everyone!!

It's getting really close to Christmas now.... are you all running around like headless chickens like me? hahahahah It's really the season for it LOL

This week at Inspirational Friday, the theme is Snowflakes!!  I've used the Lotus Flower Die, the smallest one to create my snowflakes, although I do confess they kinda look more like stars to me... but seriously the intention was SNOWflakes!!!  My Stamp is Angel Marci with Lyre and I have also used the Christmas Tree Die and then Embossed it with Snowflakes.... so here is my card I hope you love it as much as me:-)

So there you go, I am getting a rather big pile of Fancy Christmas Cards this year... I guess that is a good thing huh.... I hope you can share your inspirational cards with us in either the Customer Gallery or on Facebook:-)

Stamp: Angel Marci with Lyre
Dies: Christmas Tree and Lotus Flower
Paper: Authentique
Embellishments: Ribbon, Lace, Flowers, Paint, Half Pearls, Liquid Pearls
Colour: Copic E0000, E00, E11, R20. Hair: E13, E15, E18, E19. Clothes: G94, G40, G24, G83, R22, R24, R29, R20, R11, R0000, Y38, Y35, Y32. Atyou Spica in Clear

December 8, 2012

Make it Crafty Christmas Event Day 8

There's only 17 days til Christmas!

The MiC gang and our Special Guests thought it would be fun to have a 'grown up' advent calendar as we count down the days til Christmas full of inspiration just for us creative minds!
Each day a sneak peek will be revealed on the MiC store blog with a link for you to follow "to open the door".
All you have to do is stop by the store blog each day to open the next door!

PLUS Zoe has Christmas Candy full of lots of crafty goodies that you don't want to miss out on!


But what's even more exciting is that you will have a chance to win the Make it Crafty goodies that I have played with today!!
By leaving a comment on this post you could win

This is a super awesome Kit to Put together, I had so much fun - I know you will too:-) The Ferris Wheel Kit is worth $24.95 What an awesome Prize Huh?

The comments will stay open until the 31st of December and the winners will be announced in the New Year on the MiC store blog. You can join us for all 24 days - giving you 24 chances to win some MiC goodies! If you join us late, simply go back to the start and catch up!
This is what I have created with my MiC goodies!

A closer look at the bottom, with a cute little house that I added to act like a ticket booth, and some iron gates!! 

And a view from the top.... you can see the cute little awnings on the chairs!!

So there you go, there is my Ferris Wheel I really have had so much fun creating with this Kit, thanks so much Zoe for including me!!! 

Don't forget to leave a comment below before December 31st and stop by the Make it Crafty Store blog to 'open the door' to 24 other inspirational projects!
Thank you so much for joining us and we wish you and your loved ones a wonderful loving Christmas.

December 5, 2012


Hi There Everyone

Well we have hit December, not long until Christmas - although before that, the world is meant to blow up or something isn't it? LOL Do you think I should wait to do my Christmas Shopping? hahahahahha

Anyway this week at Crafts and Me we have some new digi images, like we always do on the 1st of each month.  This month we have some brand new Art Deco images which you can check out here... I love these girls and it was also the perfect excuse to use some of my Graphic 45 Ladies Diary Papers.... so here is my card... I hope you love it as much as me:-)

Isn't she just the coolest? Well I think so, I love the fashions of the 1920-30's... so glam...

There is a brand new challenge that has just started over here, make sure you enter you just could be this weeks winner!!

Image: Art Deco Geraldine and Words and Embellishments
Paper: Graphic 45
Embellishments: Lace, Flowers, Collections Empheria, Stickles, Paper Doily
Colour: Copic and Atyou Spica Clear

December 2, 2012

Magnolia Down Under Challenge #175

Hi Everyone!!

Welcome to another Magnolia Down Under Challenge!!  This week we have an awesome Sketch designed by Kylie for you to Play along with:-)  You Can scroll down below and see the sketch or jump right on over to MDUC and add your entry... hehehehe 

For my card I have used Tilda with Dove and the paradise Tree.  I've coloured them with my copics and then I followed the sketch... the only difference being that my circle is little and is a ring of snowflakes:-)  So here is my card I hope you love it as much as me:-)

And here is Kylie's Sketch

So I hope that you will come along and Play - there is only a few more days until Christmas so why not use our sketch to help you make some gorgeous Christmas Card... we look forward to seeing what you all come up with this week:-)

Stamp: Magnolia - Tilda and Dove, Paradise Tree - Nativity Collection
Paper: Magnolia
Dies: Magnolia Doo Hickey Tag, Memory Box
Embellishments: Lace, Ribbon, Flowers, Stickles, Sewing Machine, Bell, String
Colour: Copics and Atyou Spica Clear

November 30, 2012

Paper Piecing At La La Land Crafts

Hi there Everyone!!

For this Inspirational Friday we are playing with Paper Piecing.  Yep, you stamp your image a few times on different coloured papers and cut them out and stick them on!!

For my card I've have used Christmas Present Luka.  My papers are Authentique called Festive.  I've kept my card kinda simple for this one, I don't know why but I did!!  So here he is I hope you love him as much as me:-)

Paper Piecing is pretty fiddly stuff, but the effect is well worth your efforts, so why not give it a go, and show us your masterpieces in either the customer gallery or on Facebook!!

Stamp: Christmas Present Luka

Die: Filigree Corner
Paper: Authentique and Fancy Pants
Embellishments: Ribbon, Bell, Paint, Puffy Paint
Colour: Copic : Skin E0000, E00, E11, R20. Hair: E43, E44, E47, and Cuffs G82.

November 29, 2012

Getting Sketchy

Hi Everyone

I'm a little late again with my Sketchy Challenge card... oops... but then I still am having a little trouble getting out of my crafting slum at the moment... hopefully that will change soon... 

This fortnight at Sketchy Challenges - Heidy has created a simple but gorgeous sketch for us to follow.  You can scroll down my post to see it  or jump on over to the sketchy blog to enter !!! LOL

I've used one of the new Tilda's from the Nativity Collection - Angel Tilda with Gloria and I've matched her with the Jingle Jangle Tangle from the Christmas Story Collection.  I think they look pretty good together.  So here is my work, I hope you love it as much as me:-)

Here is Heidy's Sketch

So we hope that you will come along and play - all you need to do is follow the above sketch and your in with a chance to win an awesome prize!!

Stamps: Magnolia - Nativity Collection Angel Tilda with Gloria - A Christmas Story Jingle Jangle Tangle
Paper: Magnolia
Embellishments: Lace, Seam Binding, Bells, Flowers, Stickles, Half Pearls
Colour: Copic Markers and Atyou Spica and Gelly Rolls

November 23, 2012

Giving Thanks at La La Land Crafts

Hi There Everyone!!
 Happy Thanks Giving to those who Celebrate!!

Today at La La Land Crafts we are celebrating and Giving Thanks!  I've decided to make a little gift bag this week, something a little different from the boring old square cards! LOL

I've have used Baking Marci as she is a Thanksgiving Image and I have of course coloured her with my copics! Anyway here is my bag - it's empty right now but I could fill it with so many different things! I hope you love it as much as me:-)

Pretty cute huh?  I went to a scrap class recently and the bag is an idea from there, I thought it was pretty awesome! I've just punched out the middle with a spellbinder and added some acetate so that when I fill it you can see the goodies inside! I've added some flowers and some charms on the end of my twine, another idea from the scrap day class!!  I loved that class so much - gave me so many cool ideas!! Thanks Lisa and Sharon!!

So Happy Thanksgiving and I hope your day has been filled with lots of fun and love around all your loved ones:-)

Stamp: Baking Marci

Dies: Heart Fence and Butterfly
Paper: Basic Grey
Embellishments: Flowers, Charms, Twine, Stickers, Acetate, Brown Bag.
Colour: Copic: E0000, E00, E11, R20. RV63, RV65, RV69, E70, E71, E74, E51, R39, E21, E33, E35, E39

November 21, 2012


Hi There Everyone!!

Today I have an imaged designed by Sara Burrier to show you, it's called Daffodil.  She is of course available to purchase right now here 

I decided to colour her in a soft blue and then add a little glow of yellow to her wings, it came out looking rather good I think!! here she is I hope you love her as much as me!! 

I've used a Tim Holtz bird cage die, and some flowers and ribbon to finish off my card.  There is a lot of different dies which are available in store right now - check them out here

There is a brand new challenge about to start over at the Crafts and Me challenge blog - I hope you will come and play along!!!

Till next time 

November 18, 2012

Magnolia Down Under Challenge #173

Good Morning or Afternoon or Evening... hehehehe

It's Sunday morning here, and that means time for another super and totally awesome challenge!! This week's theme is

So.... what's you favourite fairytale or story or book?  We wanna see bookmarks, book cards or something inspired by fairytales... I've made a bookmark:-)

I've used Princess of the Valley from the Princes and Princesses collection and I have given her wings which I used my new Tim Holtz layered wings die to make!!  I followed one of our DT Jane's instructions on making the base - you can find the tutorial here if you like....  Anyway here is my bookmark, hope you like it:-)

So get crafty!! We can't wait to see what you all make this week!!

Stamp: Magnolia - Princes and Princesses - Princess of the Valley
Dies: Tim Holtz 
Punch: EK Success
Embellishments: Prima Charm, Lace, Ribbon bow
Colour: Copic

Till next time

November 16, 2012

Lucky Number 9

Hi Hi Everyone!!

It's Friday and that means time for another Inspirational Friday at La La Land Crafts!! This week we are using Numbers... so I thought this was the perfect opportunity to make my niece a Birthday Card... she has just turned 9 WOW - Where has that time gone??

Anyway I have used cute little Water Can Marci and teamed her with the really pretty Heart Tree and Clouds.  I love the fun and bright colours of my card, so I hope Yasmin will too:-)  So here it is:

Pretty funky huh?  I love My Minds Eye papers - don't you?  

Anyway that's it for me at the moment so Till next time Happy Stamping:-)

Stamp: Water Can Marci
Dies: Heart Tree and Cloud
Paper: My Minds Eye
Embellishments: Ribbon, Button, Twine, Thickers 9 
Colour: Copic: Skin E0000, E00, E11, R20. Hair: E13, E15, E18. Clothes and Can: R89, R85, R83, R81, Y38, Y35, Y32, G09, YG05, YG01

November 10, 2012

Getting Sketchy with Jane

Hi Everyone!!

Hope your Saturday has been a great one so far!!

It's time for another new and awesome Sketchy Challenge - and this fortnight we have an awesome sketch designed by Jane!!  You can scroll down to check it out if you like:-)

For my card I have used another newbie from Magnolia - A Christmas Story!!  This Tilda is called Tilda with 2 little gifts!!  She looks so cute tip toeing around!!  I have teamed her with Jasper the cute cat from the same collection - so here she is I hope you love her as much as me:-)

I have tried to stay true to Jane's Sketch which is below... such a great sketch Jane, I had heaps of fun with this one:-)
So there you go, we all hope that you will tackle Jane's awesome Sketch and link up to Sketchy!!  We love seeing your gorgeous creations each fortnight:-)

Stamps: Magnolia - A Christmas Story - Tilda with 2 Little Gifts, Jasper the Cat. Princes and Princess Collection - Kurbitz Corner, So Jolly under the Mistletoe - Vintage Post
Paper: Basic Grey and White Sparkle Card
Dies: Magnolia Half Doily Die and Spellbinders Circle
Embellishments: Flowers, String, Bells, Ribbon, Distress ink, Sewing Machine,
Colour: Copic

Thanks for looking 
Till next time

Thanks a Bunch

Hi Everyone

Well this is my last post for Tilda's Town as it is the end of my Design Team term :-( I've had a great time with a bunch of lovely ladies!!

This week's theme is Thanksgiving or Thanks... seen so I don't celebrate Thanksgiving I've gone for a Thank you card:-)  I've used another new image from A Christmas Story - Tilda with a big Bouquet!!  I've also used the Kurbitz Corner from the Princes and Princesses collection - so here she is I hope you love her as much as me:-)

So there you go, I hope you will all come along and play!!

Stamps: Magnolia - A Christmas Story - Tilda with a Big Bouquet, Kurbitz Corner
Dies: Magnolia Doo Hickey's and Spellbinders
Paper: Bo Bunny
Embellishments: Lace, Ribbon, Seam Binding, Liquid Pearls, Stickles, Half Pearls, Glimmer Mist, Cheese Cloth, String and Charm
Colour: Copic

Thanks for looking

November 8, 2012

Snowflakes at Paper Play Challenges this week!

Hi Everyone!!

While some of you are starting to feel the effects of snowflakes falling from the sky - here in Australia we are far from it, it has been getting a little warm around here the past week or so!!  We are apparently in for a long HOT Summer, so we wont be seeing any real snowflakes for a Lonnnnng time!!

For my card this week, I have used some of the new Magnolia A Christmas Story stamps.  I have only recently received them, while some of you have already got your Navitiy ones... WHAT!!  I've coloured up Jingle Jangle Tilda and popped her in front of the Old Swedish Church.  I tried to make my card a bit of a snowy scene!! So here it is, I hope you love it as much as me:-)

So please come along and show us your Snowflakes at Paper Play, we are all looking forward to seeing your gorgeous creations!!

Stamps: Magnolia - A Christmas Story - Jingle Jangle Tilda, Old Swedish Church
Dies: Tim Holtz, Memory Box, Spellbinders
Paper: Magnolia
Embellishments: Ribbon, Bell, String, Flowers, Cheese Cloth, Half Pearls, Pearl Diamonte, Snowflake Charm, Paint, Liquid Pearls, Stickles, Lace, Distress Inks
Colour: Copic

Thanks for looking

November 7, 2012

Translucence from Crafts and Me

Hi there Everyone!!

As you may be aware Crafts and Me just released a whole bunch of new Images... like they do on every 1st of the month - but I must say that I actually really really love these ones just that little bit MORE this month!!

My first one to show you is called Translucence and she is designed by Sara Burrier.  I just love this image so much, so magical and floaty and the birds added in just seem to add more and more to this stunner.  

Anyway I have tried to colour her in softer colours, using the E01 and E02 as my pale pink, I tried also to get some white happening but I think I was a little heavy handed with my C's in a couple of places LOL... Anyway here is my Translucence hope you love her as much as me:-) 

I've also added a chippy butterfly to my card which I painted with some Crackle Paint, and I also sprayed my whole image with some Glimmer Mist.  There is a bunch of Glimmer Mists available in the store right now.

Don't forget that there is a brand new challenge just started over here, make sure you add your entries you just might be this week's winner!!!

Till next time

November 6, 2012

Sketch Challenges #35 (I'm just very very late!!)

Hi There!!

Well I was meant to have done this like over a week ago..... but I guess a few things just got in my way and to be totally honest - I really didn't feel like making anything!  You know what I mean?

Anyway over at Sketchy Challenges Kathrin has created another super AWESOME sketch for you all to play along with, it only has a few more days to go, so get your entries in quick for a super prize from Live and Love Crafts!!

For my card I have made a get well card for our builder, who has recently had a bit of bad luck in the health department. Anyway, hopefully he thinks it's a bit funny and will help put a smile on his face:-)  So here is my card I hope you all love it as much as me:-)

My image is from Mo Manning, and my rub-ons are some that I have had for ages, and of course I totally love them, but they are just about all gone :-( I really hope Doodlebug Mixed Up rub-ons are still available... because I would love to have some more!!!  oh and I do think there is a Cricut Cartridge that is very similar too, so I might have to see if I can track that one down:-)

So there you go, I hope you will all come along and play - for those who can in only a few days left, but remember that there will be another super awesome sketch for you to play with on Saturday!!!

Till next time

November 4, 2012

Magnolia Down Under Challenge #171

Hi Everyone!!!

It's Sunday and time for another awesome Magnolia Down Under Challenge - this week theme is a Christmas Ornament or Decoration, make or alter something!

Ooooo such fun - and so many idea's but which one to choose?  Well I decided on making a Bauble I managed to find some DIY ones at Spotlight!!  YAY for me.  I've used a mini Tilda - as it is rather small and  she seems to fit in perfectly through the top.  My Bauble is made of glass in case your wondering:-)  So here it is - hope to you love it as much as me!!

I've added some pretty beads to the inside along with some little bells and some mini pom pom's - they are of course meant to look like snowballs!!

At the top I have some Prima trinkets that I picked up in Melbourne at Paperific, I've tied on a ribbon and added a snowflake!!  I'm rather pleased with my efforts!

So thanks for looking, and we can't wait to see what gorgeous Ornaments and Decorations you make this week!!

Stamp: Magnolia Mini - Merry little Christmas Secret Tilda
Colour: Copic

Till next time

November 2, 2012

Seeing Double

Hi there Everyone!!

It's Inspirational Friday at La La Land again this week, and the theme is Seeing Double - Using 2 or more images!!

I've used a couple of newbies - Christmas Present Luka and Christmas Lantern Marci.  I think they look pretty cute together!  So here is my card I hope you love it as much as me:-)

I've used 3 different dies on my card... can you pick which ones they are?  They are all available in store right now at La La Land Crafts and if your in Australia your local store should have them - and if not - well .... make them hahahahaha

My local has them already - Bev's Cross Crafts! I have seen them already WOW

Anyway thanks so much for looking and dont forget that we love to see your work either in the Customer Gallery or on Facebook!!

Stamps: Christmas Present Luka, Christmas Lantern Marci
Dies: Christmas Tree, Filigree Corner, and Heart Fence
Paper: Kaiser Craft
Embellishments: Flowers, Lace, Ribbon, String, Bells, Paper Doily
Colour: Copic - check out La La Land Crafts Blog for the Details!!

Thanks so much for looking
Cuddles Karen

October 27, 2012

Merry Christmas!!!!

Well not quite, but it will be SOON!!!

This week we are having another go at the Merry Christmas theme at Tilda's Town - yep with all the gorgeous brand new Magnolia's out and about - how can we resist?

And if you haven't got your hands on the new Story Christmas stamps - wait for it - there is now the Naivety  ones just released from Sweden OMGOSH.....  I know I know.... talk about credit card pressure huh?

Anyway I didn't actually receive my new Christmas Story Stamps until Yesterday :-( so I had to use an old stamp from last year.... well actually it was still new and un-inked!  (but we won't tell anyone that now will we LOL)  

So I have used Cross Stitch Tilda, and the present for her to sit on, I've gone with traditional colours, red and green and tried to make it a little antique looking with a touch of the distress inks!!  So here you go, hope you love her!!

So make sure you get your entry's in, and if you haven't already heard there is a Design Team Call happening too!!  Being on Tilda's Town is great - such a friendly team.  So who knows you just might get picked to join.  For me however, I won't be re-applying but I am sure SOMEONE will be so excited to have my spot!!

Stamps: Magnolia - Cross Stitch Tilda, Post
Dies: magnolia Doo Hickey's
Paper: Kaiser Craft
Embellishments: Bells, Paint, Flowers, Lace, String, Sewing Machine Paper Doily, Puffy Paint,
Colour: Copic

Thanks for Looking

October 25, 2012

Butterflies & Bee's

Hi there

It's time for a new Paper Play challenge, and this week's gorgeous theme is Butterflies and Bee's... or I guess things with wings? LOL

For my card I have dug out an oldie Maggie - way back from the Chasing Butterflies collection, she is one of the very first magnolia Stamps I bought, so I thought it would be good to ink her up again:-)  So here she is!!

I have tried to so some feathering colouring but it didn't really work so great, but oh well... she still looks pretty good to me:-) Actually I was surprised at how my card turned out, I was again, so unsure about it, and it almost ended up in the bin:-(

I seem to have lost my motivation to get my cards done, it seems like they are taking FOREVER and ending up looking rather crap... or not how they were meant to be.  *Sigh* I guess we all get like that at time don't we.  I don't know how to pull my self up out of my "hole" right now, but I do know it wont be long and i will be back crafting away like there's no tomorrow!! 

So thanks for looking and taking the time to read.... 

Stamp: Magnolia - Chasing Butterflies Tilda as Butterfly
Paper: Prima
Embellishments: Paper Doily, Lace, Charm, Flower, Metal Corners, Perfect Pearls Mist, Liquid Pearls, Gelly Roll Pen, Collections Element words, Tim Holtz Papillon Stamp set, Paint
Colour: Copic

October 24, 2012

Teya from Crafts and Me!!!

Hi there Everyone!!!

 I am showing you all another gorgeous Image designed by Hannah Lynn... This one is called Teya....

I've coloured her with my copics and added some sparkles to the hair with some black glitter... although you probably can't see it that well in the pic, but it does look pretty in real life!!

My card is also gone for the clean and simple look.... CAS is really starting to grow on me LOL:-)

Teya is available in the store right now, along with a bunch of other gorgeous images:-) Don't forget to check out the wonderful new storage solutions that are now available.

Also a new challenge would have just started - so I'm sure the girls would love you see you play along!!

Till next time

October 21, 2012

Magnolia Down Under Challenge #169

Hi There

This week at Magnolia Down Under, we are all being inspired by a Song... Yep pick a song and match it up with your creation this week! and you can always sing away as well if you want to LOL

The song I picked is - Puff the Magic Dragon by Peter, Paul and Mary.  So I have used Lilyrose the Dragon, and the cute Castle from the Princes and Princesses Collection!!  So here she is, hope you love her!!

She kinda turned out a little brighter than I had hoped and also not really defined as much as I would like it either, but the thought was definitely there!! LOL She has turned out looking pretty cute - so I guess I am happy with it:-)  I think she looks so cute with the little dragon magnolia paper too!!! 

So we look forward to seeing what song you choose this week, and I can't wait to see your creations!!

Thanks for looking

October 19, 2012

La La Land Crafts Mini Release...

Hi There Everyone!!

La La Land Crafts is having a mini release in case you didn't know.... Irina and Eric have 4 more gorgeous images for you to play with, you can scroll down below and see the flyer on them!! and I have 2 cards to show you today!!!

First up I have used Sandie's awesome sketch, as it is also Inspirational Friday, to create my card with Baby New Year Luka... I have coloured him in Bright Blue and then added some brightly coloured papers from Amy Tangerine I think they look pretty cool together, and just right for a party!!  So here is my Baby New Year Luka, I hope you love him as much as me

My next card is of Angel Marci with Lyre.... I think she is totally gorgeous, and for this card I have gone White on White with lots of Layers, I think it looks so elegant for a Christmas card!!  Anyway I have also added some clouds and rolled roses which I also used La La Land Craft Dies for.  

Now I must say, and I'm not just saying this because I am on La La Land Craft Design Team - that the Rolled Rose Dies are the VERY VERY best I have EVER used!!!  The reason being is that La La Land Craft Dies - on the Rolled Roses Die,  has a section that also cuts out and separates the spiral more - making it easier to roll up and I think hold together better.  I do have some other Stamp Company Rolled Rose Dies and I find those ones very tricky to roll up evenally:-) So if you were asking me which rolled rose dies to get... I would definitely point you to La La Land Craft Rolled Roses Dies:-) 

Anyway, here is the flyer for the Mini Release... aren't the images gorgeous, and I just love how you can add different things to Baby New Year Luka's Sash, as in the years and Cheers!  Very clever!! 
Stamp: Baby New Year Luka
Dies: Wing Set and Water Lily Set
Embellishments: Ric Rac Ribbon, Covered Buttons, Crackle Paint, Green Gem, Embossing Folder
Colour: Copic - Skin: E0000, E00, E11, R20. Hat and Sash: B28, B26, B24, B21. Hair: E29, E39, E34
Bell: Y32, Y35, Y38 N4

Stamp: Angel Marci with Lyre
Dies: Small and Medium Rolled Roses and Large Rolled Rose, Clouds
Embellishments: Seam Binding, Glitter, Stickles, Pearl Diamonte, Half Pearls
Colour: Copic: Skin: E0000, E00, E11, R20. Hair: E13, E15, E18. Clothes: R02, R05, YR01, YR000, YR20, YR00 Atyou Spica Gold 

The stamps are available right now at La La Land Crafts so make sure you jump on over and get yours, and also just to let you know the Halloween images are now available in Digi!!!  

Thanks so much for looking