March 30, 2012

La La Land Wild Child???

Hi Hi Everyone

So.... this post is scheduled because I'm currently in Melbourne more than likely watching a bit of TV re-covering from a power shopping expedition with Sue!!! HAHAHAH Tomorrow I am off to the Show grounds to check out Paperific before heading out to the airport to fly home:-)

Ooooo I don't reckon I will be getting much sleep next Friday night (well tonight) because I'll be as giddy as a school girl about tomorrow!! LOL

Anyway this week at La La Land we are inspiring you to go a little wild, with your cards... the theme as you know is Wild Child!!!  I've used Hunny Bunny Marci for my Wild Child card, and I've coloured her up so she is looking a bit funky, Punky Brewster like... LOL (now that is a blast from the past!! remember that TV show?) So here she is - I hope you love her as much as me:-)

So please make sure you add your awesome creations to the customer gallery - you just might be this months winner!!!!!

Stamp: Hunny Bunny Marci - La La Land Crafts
Paper: Basic Grey - Out of Print
Embellishments: Pom Pom Trim, Yellow Ribbon, Washi Tape, WOC Flowers, MME Brad, Kaiser Craft Rub-ons
Colour: Copic: Skin: E0000, E00, E11, R20. Hair: RV29, RV25, RV23, RV21. Clothes: 100, W7, W5, W3, G09, YG05, YG01, V17, V15, V12, Y17, Y15, Y13, RV25, RV23, RV21

Thanks for looking
and see you all soon:-)

March 29, 2012

It's an Easter Hunt at Paper Play

Howdy Folks

Well I can tell you a little secret, I'm flying off to Melbourne in the morning for a little bit of Shopping, and also I'm getting to meet a new friend Suzanne Kohler, who is a fellow teamie on La La Land Design Team!!! Ooooo So Exciting!!!! I'm heading over to the Paperific Paper Show at the Show Grounds on Saturday!!! I cannot wait to meet up with a few of my friends, and also for some yummy make and takes and what ever else I happen to find!! I'm spending the whole day at the show on Saturday - so if you happen to know me - and see me floating about - be sure to come and say Hi!!!! 

But that's not why I am here, I'm meant to be banging on about my new beaut card I made for you all!! It's featuring a bit of an oldie Magnolia Stamp... but how can I resist Hello Tilda for an Easter Card???? Oh by the way - the Theme this week at Paper Play is Easter!!! WHOOHOOOO I love Easter theme stuff:-) So here is my card, I hope you love it as much as me:-) 

So what do you think?? I'm rather pleased with how this one turned out... I guess maybe it has something to do with the absolute delish paper from Pion.... or maybe its the scrummy Memory Box Die??? or the super cute Bunny Charm??? I dunno I love it ALL!!!

Stamps: Hello Tilda and Sentiment from an Easter Collection
Dies: Spellbinders, Magnolia Doo Hickey's Memory Box
Paper: Pion from Sweden (Yum Yum)
Embellishments: WOC flowers, WOC Seam Binding, WOC Metal Corner, WOJ Twine, Lace and Lace from Websters, Distress Ink - Antique Linen, Glimmer Mist in Pearl, Stickles and Half Pearls
Colour: Copic and Atyou Spica in Clear

Thanks so much for looking
Till next time

March 28, 2012


Hi Everyone...

So this week it's my turn to have a little showcase at the Crafts and Me shop, and this week's it Elaina!!! She is designed by Hannah Lynn, and I just love the look of this little vampish girl!!

I have kept her hair as white as I can, because I could just see her with platinum blond hair!! I've added some SMOOCH to it, to give it a little bit of a pearlised look:-) Anyway here she is I hope you love her as much as me:-)

So I've added some feathers for a little bit of a flapper 1920's style hehehehe.  I've also added some Tim Holtz Washi tape to the side and my acetate images are Prima Stamps stamped with Stazon onto yep... Acetate... such a cool look:-) There is also a little bit of string on the bird cage:-) I coloured her fangs the same as her lips - only because I wanted her to be some what understated, if you get what I mean??? 

So that's it from me
Till next time

Well Guess who Just won some Fat Free Easter Candy!!!


Annette, Congrats Babes... I so laughed out loud when your number came up.... So while I'm typing up this post, your blog is open and I'm listen to a lovely song by Dolly and Kenny.... "Islands in the stream"... and you know what... I even know most of the words!!!

Gosh.... (shaking my head in a bit of shame) hehehehehehehe 

Thank you to EVERYONE who came along to my blog and linked up their names... and a special thank you to those newbie's who decided to become a follower of my blog... I'm humbled:-)

So Annette, are you making your way to Paperifc on Saturday??? Turns out that I am pretty much going to come after all.... I'm crook as a dog but I'm not going to let airlines and hotels rob me blind... so... I can hand deliver!!! (Don't worry it's not contagious) 

Otherwise, can you send me your snail mail address and I'll post it off to you ASAP!!!

Ooo now the song has changed... don't know this one!! LOL

Congrats again


March 25, 2012

Magnolia Down Under Challenge #139

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Good Morning Everyone

This week at Magnolia Down Under we are having a little game of Bingo - which is really more like Tic Tac Toe - but who cares right?

Anyway - make sure you jump on over to the challenge blog to see what gorgeous things are on the card - it has been designed by our Dear Bron:-)

This week for my card I have used gorgeous little Jester Tilda... She is soooo cute... but aren't all magnolia stamps??  I've coloured her using some BV's and some R's and I think she turned out alright - I did try at little bit of the Distress Look with my Copic's but I don't think I hit the mark with that!!! Anyway here she is, I hope you love her as much as me:-)

So please go and check out what the rest of the Design Team have made, there is some really beautifully stuff there - I mean I know I say it each and every time... but really do yourself a favour!!

Stamps: Jester Tilda - Princes and Princesses Collection, Happy Birthday - Chasing Butterflies Collection, and Prima Stamps
Dies: Magnolia Doo Hickey's and Spellbinders
Paper: Magnolia
Embellishments: Flowers, WOC Metal Corners painted White, WOC Seam Binding, The Twinery Purple Twine, Bell, Prima Button, Stickles, Lace
Colour: Copic

Till Next Time

March 21, 2012

Light and Airy Spring Colours

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Hey Everyone...

Today is Wednesday and that means a new challenge over at Crafts and Me... the theme this week is Airy Spring Colours... Yummo

I have used a new image by Hannah Lynn this week - Love Letter she looks so gorgeous to me and yep love this one's hair too!!!  So here she is I hope you love her as much as me:-)

Please don't forget to enter your cards into Crafts and Me Challenges... remember you don't actually need to use a crafts and me image... so all is welcome:-) Can't wait to see what you make:-)

Stamp: Digi crafts and me - Love Letter
Paper: Pion
Embellishments: Lace, Pearl Sting, Prima Butterfly, Flowers, The Twinery Twine, Charm and Maya Road Pin with added Pearl, Half Pearls
Colour: Copic

Till next time

March 16, 2012

To be Sure to Be Sure

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Happy St. Patricks Day!!! well I'm actually a little early it's tomorrow the 17th but anyway.... It's Inspirational Friday at La La Land, and as you know the theme this week is Fantabulous Green!!! 

So this week, I couldn't resit colouring up Autumn Marci, I could just see her in a pretty Irish green hat, red hair and a pale coat!! I added the black because I thought that would look the nicest... I then added some sparkles, because well that's just me!! Anyway here she is I hope you love her as much as me!!!

So please make sure to be sure LOL that you add your creations to the customer gallery HERE - you could be this months WINNER!!!! 

Stamp: La La Land Crafts - Autumn Marci
Die: Spellbinder
Paper: My Minds Eye and Graphic 45
Embellishments: Flowers, Seam Binding, Pin, Metal Corner, Lace, Hand Made Doily Flower, Wooden Button, String, Gingham Ruffle. Hand Cut Clover Leaf and a Good Luck Stamp
Copics: Skin: E0000, E00, E11, R20. Hair: E11, E15, E19. Clothes: G12, G14, G16, G19. E41, E0000, N4, N6, N8. Atyou Spica Clear

Till Next Time

March 15, 2012

Paper Play BINGO

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Hi Everyone!!

Today we have a brand new challenge for you at Paper Play Challenges... It's a cool BINGO card!!!! There is some interesting things on it, so jump on over to the challenge blog to check it out!!!

For my card this week, I have used Bath Tilda and the Tilda's Tub!!! Aren't they gorgeous?? I love them, it reminds me of how I will have my very own tubby soon in our new house!!  The Items I used from the Bingo Card are: Charms, Flowers and Chipboard... so here is my card, I hope you all love it as much as me:-)

So please make sure you come along and play - we can't wait to see what you all create this week:-)

Stamps: Magnolia Princes and Princesses - Bath Tilda and Tilda's Tub.  Lazy Summer Dayz - Sentiment
Paper: Magnolia - Princes and Princesses collection
Embellishments: Charm, Flowers, Chipboard bird, paint, black gem, ribbon, cheese cloth, Glossy accents, stickles
Colour: Copic

March 14, 2012

Cali Girl

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G'Day Everyone

It's Karen here, and this Wednesday I have Cali Girl by Hannah Lynn to show you all!!  I'm sure you have seen her before and she is actually a newbie digi at the Crafts and Me Store, so why not grab her for yourself.  

I love colouring Hannah's images, they have such gorgeous hair!!! Anyway My Cali Girl has black hair this week, well not that it's that dark, I need a few more copic's to be able to do that... but anyway it's kinda blackish... LOL I have given her some gorgeous green eyes and a bit of a purple dress!! So here she is I hope you love her as much as me!!!

My paper I have used is by Prima and Graphic 45.  My Lace is also by Prima... I used a bunch of flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts and the seam binding is from there also.  I had a bronze metal trinket that I painted white and then stuck a pearl in the middle... it didn't look all that great being bronze on my card...

So there you go, I hope that you have been over to the store to get yourselves the new digi's for this month, they really are all so gorgeous...

Anyway that's it for me this week.... make sure you enter into the Challenge - it just could be you who is this week's winner!!!

Till next time

March 11, 2012

Happy 3rd Birthday Magnolia Down Under!!!

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Happy Birthday to Us, Happy Birthday to Us...
Happy Birthday Dear Magnolia Down Under....
Happy Birthday to Us!!!

Yes, can you believe it after 3 years, Magnolia Down Under is still going strong, I feel so lucky to be part of this fabulous team, actually we are more of a family than a team... it's so wonderful having a group of ladies that we can chat and share everything with - and I do mean everything, a place to go to solve a problem or maybe just for some advice - there is always someone willing to listen!! That's why I think of it as a family - not a team... while we all share in our passion for Magnolia Stamps!!!

Anyway - have you visited the blog???? You might want to.... we've had a bit of a face lift... and it's so gorgeous!! Kylie has done the most amazing job with the Banner and new Badges... YES that's Right new badges... in fact check this one here out: 

Gorgeous huh?  Feel free to pinch it if you want and pop it into your sidebar - we can wait to see our new Badge in blog land!!

So the theme for this week's Magnolia Down Under Challenge is.... BIRTHDAY'S hehehehe How did you Guess? heheheh This week I have used super cute and Brand new (and I don't think I've seen it in blog land either by someone else??? maybe I'm first??? I doubt it!!) Beanstalk Tilda and the Beanstalk background!! I love these stamps - they so cried out to me, when I first saw them.... anyway here is my card, I hope you all love it just as much as me:-)

So what do you think? Sweet Huh?  So am I first? Let me know if you know someone who has used these 2 stamps together, I would love to see their creation:-)

So Make sure you do head on over to the "New" Magnolia Down Under Challenge Blog.  It really does look Gorgeous!!! and Please take some time to look at the gorgeous inspirational work the Design Team have for you this week:-) I can't wait to see all your gorgeous work.... I think next week's vote is going to be a tough one!!!

Stamps: Magnolia - Princes and Princesses Collection 2012 - Beanstalk Tilda and Beanstalk Background, Kurbitz Corner. Chasing Butterflies Collection 2009 - Happy Birthday
Dies: Magnolia Doo Hickey's
Paper: Graphic 45 Once Upon a Spring Time
Embellishments: Flowers, Seam Binding, Bird Cage Charm, Prima Lace, Half Pearls, Tulle, String, Prima Metal Charm.
Colour: Copic and Atyou Spica in Clear

Till next time:-)
Lots of Cuddles

March 7, 2012

Things with Wings

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Hi Everyone

This week's challenge at Crafts and Me is Things with Wings.... There are lots of Digi images in store right now with Wings.. truck loads actually.

This week I'm showing you June she is brand new and designed by Sara Burrier.  You may notice that I have actually coloured her incorrectly, which I've only just noticed as I put my card here in this post.... Oopppppps.... can you see it? LOL What a Duffa I am!!! Anyway here she is:

Don't forget to add your cards into the challenge blog - we can't wait to see what you make!!!

Paper: Pink Paislee
Emellishments: Doily, Ribbon, Flowers, Charm, Brad, Cameo Cabochon, Metal Corner, Stickles, Glossy Accents, K&Company Tag, Kaiser Craft Letter Stickers and Post Die Cut
Colour: Copic's

Ooooo Some Easter Candy Treats!!!

Hi Hi Everyone!!

I thought it would be nice to have a little bit of a give way of some of the things I have been popping aside for a few months now....

Anyway, we all know that Easter will be here soon, so how about some fat free Easter Treats????

Wanna see what's you could win??? Here you go!!!

So what's in it??   
  • Hunny Bunny Marci, from La La Land Crafts
  • Australian Koala Tilda from Magnolia
  • Paper Doilies about 10
  • Caribbean Bakers Twine from The Twinery
  • Prima Say it in Crystals
  • Cabochon Cameo's
  • Kaiser Craft Rhinestone Flowers in Green
  • 2 Rolls of Skinny Double Sided Tape
  • Bella Paper Trimmings
  • Kaiser Craft Pink Rhinestones
  • Cabochon Flowers
  • Prima Flowers
  • 8 Sheets of Pion Paper from Sweden 
Irina from La La Land Crafts has given me the Hunny Bunny Marci to give away to you guys... So Thanks so Much Irina:-) 

So here is what I would love you to do to Enter into my Easter Treats Candy...

1. Pop a picture of my candy into your side-bar on your blog.  You must have a blog to enter.
2. Pop Your name into the Linky below
3. Well... I would love it if you wanted to become a follower of my blog, but this isn't a requirement... I would only want you to be a follower, if you like my work, not because I have candy on offer!!! LOL 
4. My Candy is open to everyone within Australia and Internationally!!

That's it.  I will draw the candy on the 28th March just before I head off to Melbourne for the Paperific show.  Hopefully the candy will reach you before Easter, but we all know how the postal system works, so you should have something else to look forward to after Easter!!! 

March 2, 2012

Tag It Baby

Happy Inspirational Friday!!!  

At La La Land Crafts this week, we are looking for Tags!! Tags are so much fun to make:-) This week I have used super cute Mod Marci... I love her cool hat and her boho-chic guitar playing!! So here is my tag I hope you love it as much as me:-)

Exciting News, Irina and Eric are coming over to Australia in June - YEP how great is that.  They are going to be at the Paper Show in Brisbane, and guess what - me and Suzanne Kohler are going to be their entourage.... hahahahh so you will see us floating about around them for about 2 days!!!! OMGOSH I'm so excited - just a shame that it's in June - toooo far away - but I guess it will be here soon enough!!!

We can't wait to see your tag's so please make sure you add them to the Customer Gallery here... you could be this months winner!!!

Stamp Used: Mod Marci
Paper: My Minds Eye - Be Happy
Embellishments: Assorted Ribbons, Pearl string, Twine and Lace, flowers, crochet doily, covered button, MME Fun Day boarder strip, My Little Shoebox Stickers, MFT Mini Label Die
Copic: Skin: E0000, E00, E11, R20. Hair: E31, E35, E53, E57. Clothes: V20, V22, V25, V28, E40, E0000, N2, N4, N6. Guitar: E44, E43, E42, E40

Thanks for looking:-)

March 1, 2012

Some-Thing Old, Some-Thing New

Howdy Folks

This week at Paper Play Challenges we are looking for Something Old, Something New.... 

And now I'm thinking of the rest of the poem, something borrowed and something blue.... and come to realise that Hey!!!! I could have made a Wedding Card for this one.... But anyway back to what I was saying... Something Old and Something New... so in my case I've used a New Stamp and some really old Basic Grey Papers that I bought when I was in London... Yep they are about 4 years old... how sad that it was that long ago.... anyway the pad is 6x6 and at the time I thought it was pretty cool and so unique size and product wise seeing a whole collection of paper in one pad LOL .... (the pad is called blush btw) how the times have changed... they are everywhere now and don't we all love it:-) 

So here is my card, hope you love it as much as me:-)

So Like always can't wait to see what you girlies all make this week, what will be your old and your new.... I had so many ideas floating about!!

Stamp: Magnolia Sweet Crazy Love - Lovely Pop Tilda
Paper: Basic Grey Blush 6x6
Embellishments: Pom Pom Trim, Daisy Lace, Twine, Maya Road Mini Spool, Bike Charm, Glossy Accents, Flowers, Ribbon, MFT Spiral Boarder Die and Cloud Die, Buttons and String. The Stickers are from Prima:-)
Colour: Copic and Atyou Spica Clear

Till next time