August 31, 2012

Back to School at La La Land Crafts

Hi Everyone

It's time for another Inspirational Friday at La La Land Crafts.... and this week it's all about Back to School!!!

I've used Back Pack Marci for my card this week and of course I've coloured her up with my copic's. I've used some cool school papers from Basic Grey called Oxford!!  So here she is I hope you love her as much as me:-) 

So get your craft on and link your creations to either the Customer Gallery or on the super cool Face Book La la Land Crafts page... we can't wait to see what you come up with:-)

Stamp: Back Pack Marci
Paper: Basic Grey Oxford
Embellishments: Pink Paislee Back to School Badge, Heidi Swapp Monday Tag, Clip, Twine, ABC Ribbon, Crayon Buttons
Colour: Copic: Skin: E0000, E00, E11, R20. Hair: E13, E15, E18. Clothes: YG61, YG63, YG67, E41, E40, E0000, C8, C6, C4, R22, R24, R27, R29, E44, E43, E47 White Jelly Roll

Till next time
Lots of Cuddles

August 29, 2012

Monarch Mermaid

Hi there everyone!!!

Today I want to show you a card I made using an image from the August release at Crafts and Me.  This one is called Monarch Butterfly and she is designed by Hannah Lynn

I really do love this image a mermaid with butterfly wings - well some of my favourite things... and together is just magical!!  I also love how she is cuddling up to a cat.  I made him grey like my very first cat Smokey.... anyway here is my card, I hope you love it as much as me:-)

There is a new challenge just started over at Crafts and Me so make sure you go along and play - I'm sure you will love what the Design Team have made for you this week:-)

Image: Monarch Butterfly 
Paper: My Minds Eye?
Embellishments: K&Company Tag, Ribbon, Pearls, Button, Stickles and Distress Ink
Colour: Copic and Atyou Spica

August 26, 2012

Magnolia Down Under Challenge #161

Good Morning Everyone!!!

It's time for another awesome new challenge at Magnolia Down Under and this week our theme is: All Stitched up.... Use real or Faux stitching on your creations!!

I've dragged out the sewing machine and stitched around my paper and my Tilda with Carrots!! So here is what I made - I hope you love it as much as me:-)

We can't wait to see what you come up with this week, and next week OMGOSH how exciting I will be at Paperific in Melbourne hanging out with my besties - I so cannot wait.... and get this our house is going to be finally finished as well!!! WHAT A WEEKEND!!!

Stamp: Magnolia Tilda with Carrots
Paper: Magnolia and October Afternoon
Dies: Magnolia Doo Hickey's
Embellishments: Flowers, Buttons, String, Ribbon, Stickles, Sewing Machine, Lace, Pearls, Charm
Colour: Copic Of course!!

Thanks so much for looking:-)

August 24, 2012

Buttons and Bows for Tea ??

Hi everyone!!

It's time for another Inspirational Friday over at La La Land and as you may already know we are all about Buttons and Bows this week!!!

I've used super cute Tea Time Marci for my card this week and I've used the teacup from the Tea Time set as well!!  So here she is I hope you love her as much as me!!!

Awwww isn't she so sweet?  Well I think so!!  So have you seen the La La Land Crafts Group on Facebook?  Why not go and join in the fun if your on Facebook... here is the link you can add your latest and greatest La La Land creations on there for us all to see your gorgeous work and you can still add them to the Customer Gallery as well!!!

Stamps: Tea Time Marci and Tea Time Set
Dies: Tulip Boarder and Butterfly
Paper: Crate Paper
Embellishments: Ribbon, Buttons, Twine, Kaiser Craft Doily, Stickers
Copic and Atyou Spica: Skin E0000, E00, E11, R20. Hair: E57, E53, E35, E33. Clothes: B12, B14, B16. C1, C2, C6, C4, R20, R21, Y00, Y11, Y17. Teacup: R20, R21, R22, G24, G29, Y17, Y13, Y00

Thanks so much for looking:-)

August 18, 2012

Time to get Sketchy with Chantel

How has your day been everyone?

I hope it has been great, It's Saturday afternoon here and has been a perfect day for crafting - but then everyday is isn't it??

This week at Sketchy Challenges we have a sketch designed by Chantel and it's a real ripper too!! We are also being sponsored by Wee Stamps this fortnight... 

I've used Mountain Lily I think this one is absolutely gorgeous... I've gone with a bit of a frosty snowflake type of card... I hope you love it as much as me:-)

And here is Chantel's gorgeous Sketch!!

So there you go, I hope you will come along and play with us at Sketchy this fortnight we love seeing your gorgeous cards!!!

Stamp: Mountain Lily by Wee Stamps
Paper: Prima
Dies: Magnolia Doo Hickey's
Embellishments: Liquid Pearls, Stickles, Lace, Flowers, Charm, Pearls
Colour: Copic

Late Summer Fun at Tilda's Town

Hi there Everyone!!!

Well what a week I've had, a few toooo many drama's happening at the new house but we have managed to sort most of them out - thank goodness talk about massive headaches!!!  Not long to go now before we move in - just a couple of weeks !!!! OMGOSH so exicited!!

This week at Tilda's Town the Theme is Late Summer Fun.... I love summer and I can;t wait for it to arrive, lucky winter is almost over for us here in Tassie - the past couple of weeks has been freezing with lots of snow in the high country!!

I've used Hooked Tilda and the Rescue Tower for my card.... my image had a little bit of a disaster strike by the hands of darling Ruby... omg so crapped off.... you can scroll down below to see the hole she put in the back ground... but after a few suggestions from my friends on Facebook - I took Lovely Jane's advise and this is the outcome.... hope you love it as much as me LOL 

So this is what she did.... I had it all ready to stick onto my card when she has run off with - while I was on the phone and stabbed it with the scissors.... I guess she was forcing me to be a little more creative today!!! I had a few cool suggestions on Facebook on how to fix it, one was to stick a fish on over the top of the hole.... that was a good one and one I had thought of myself!!! ButJane suggested that I cut her out, stamp Tilda again on another peice of paper and then place my cutout on over the top so that I would still have the fishing line and without a hole... so that's what I did.... I guess it's like a 1 layer Paper Tole hahahahahahah Thanks Jane for saving the day!! And the fish charm does look pretty cool too!!! Thanks girls:-)

So there is my card for this week.... Hope you will come along and play with us - we love seeing all your gorgeous creations which inspire us all so much!!!

Stamps: Magnolia Hooked Tilda, Rescue Tower
Paper: Magnolia
Embellishments: Lace, Seam Binding, Flowers, Fish Charm, Pearls and Bling, Sewing Machine, Chalk, Stickles, String, Anchor Charm
Colour: Copic!!

August 16, 2012

Upcycling or Recycling at Paper Play this week!!

Hello again!!

This week at Paper Play we are being a little "Green" and recycling and up cycling old things to make new and beautiful things:-)

I've done some recycling - a brown paper bag which I cut with a MFT die, some old buttons, some bar codes off some packaging!!!  I'm rather pleased with how it all turned out, and I really thought this  little Saturated Canary image would be perfect to go with - so here it is I hope you love it as much as me:-)

So there you go!!  Go and find some quirky and interesting things and stick them on a card.... can't wait to see what you all come up with:-)

Stamp: Saturated Canary
Paper: Bo Bunny
Embellishments: Stamps, Buttons, String, Twine, Nib, Bar codes, Postage Stamps, Stickers, brown paper bag
Colour: Copic and Atyou Spica


August 15, 2012

Phlox Princess

Hi There everyone

OMG I have been so busy over the past week or so, trying to get ahead in all my Design Team work.... so that I wouldn't have to take a break when we move house.... but I think I'm going to have to take a break at the end of this month - I just can't manage it all!!! But we will see how we go before I have to pack my crafty goodies up to go into my new room!!

Anyway this week I want to show and tell you all about one of the gorgeous Images which is available from Crafts and Me - this one is called Phlox Princess and she is designed by Sara Burrier.  I love this image she looks so magical - like a fairy tale princess to me... so here she is I hope you love her as much as me:-)

I've coloured her with my copics and also gave her some sparkle to the pretty bits on her dress with some Atyou Spica pen in clear.  I've also added some Liquid Pearls around her... she looks so pretty I think!!

Anyway thanks so much for looking and remember that there is a new challenge just started over at Crafts and Me challenge blog:-) 

Stamp: Digi Image Phlox Princess
Paper: Pink Paislee
Embellishments: Lace, Flowers, Pearls, Buttons, Prima Butterfly, Stickles, Liquid Pearls
Colour: Copic


August 12, 2012

Strawberry Fields.....

mmmmm Strawberry Fields Forever...... 

I love that Beetle's song, and get this - I have even been to "Strawberry Fields" in central park New York.... just near John Lennon's apartment...  pity I don't actually like to eat strawberries hhahahaha

Anyway getting down to business - It's time for a new challenge at Magnolia Down Under and this week we are after a Card and a Separate Matching Tag - you know the kind where you have the tag on a parcel... hehehehe so cute!!!  This week I have used Tilda and Jam from Turning Leaves Collection... so here is the card - hope you like it as much as me:-) 

And here is my Tag - I've used the same Magnolia Strawberry paper, lace and ribbon, but this also has a cute Strawberry box that I made using the MFT berry die!!

And here they are together

So there you go, I hope I have inspired you to create a tag and matching tag for someone you know!! If you would like to see more gorgeous stuff - if you haven't already - then drop by the challenge blog there is sure to be something you like to feast your eyes upon there!!!! And as always we can't wait to see what you all make this week:-)

Stamps: Magnolia - Turning Leaves, Tilda with Jam - Lazy Summer Dayz, Strawberry sentiment, Raising the Ceiling - To and From sentiments
Dies: Magnolia Doo Hickey's Spellbinders, MFT and Marianne D
Paper: Magnolia
Embellishments: Lace, Velvet Ribbon, Strawberry charms, string, seam binding, stickles, half pearls, flowers and leaves
Colour: Copic

Thanks for looking
and Happy Stamping!!!!

August 10, 2012

Inspirational Friday at La La Land!!!

Hi there everyone... It's time for another Inspirational Friday over at La La Land Crafts, and this week as you may have already seen, we are doing more than 1 fold!!

For my card I've made a Gate Fold, basically it's just 2 cards joined together with the fronts folded back... to see it better in the next pic down.  

I've used Daisy Faerie Marci, Mushrooms, the Fence and a bunch of dies to create my card... so here she is I hope you love it as much as me:-)

This is the card folded out, you can see in the inside better.  I love making these types of cards as you can really go a little bit nuts with it, and decorate it up crazy!!

Thanks so much for stopping by and taking a look!! Make sure you add your creations to the La La Land Customer Gallery - you just could be this month's winner!!!

Stamps: Daisy Faerie Marci, Whimsy Mushrooms, Fence
Dies: Large Flourish, Butterfly Set, Filigree Corner
Paper: Prima and Kraft
Embellishments: Flowers, Mushroom Charm, Stickles, Ribbon, Lace, Half Pearls, Martha Stewart punch around the page, Button
Colour: Copic Markers: Skin: E0000, E00, E11, R20. Hair: E11, E15, E18. Clothes & Wings: G20, G21, G24, YG17, G29, G12, G0000, 0. Flowers: R20, R000. Fence: E31, E24, E35, C1, C2, C3, C4. Mushrooms: E41, E40, R22, R24, R27

Happy Stamping

August 4, 2012

Kylie's Super Sketch at Sketchy Challenges....

Well Hello there

How is your Saturday afternoon treating you? We've been to a 3rd Birthday party and had some yummo cake!! I can't believe in 1 month Ruby will be 3.... How did that happen??

Anyway today at Sketchy Challenges we have a brand new sketch for you all to play with, this one has be designed by super talented Kylie!!!  For my card I've used Tilda with Corn and some new Magnolia paper from the same Turning Leaves Collection.... sooooooo pretty - anyway here she is I hope you love her as much as me:-)

And here is Kylie's super awesome Sketch.... I must say I did have lots of fun using this sketch to make my card!!!

So I hope you see you all play along in this fortnight's challenge - Zoe from Make it Crafty is our fabulous Sponsor... WHOOOHOOOOOOOO...

Stamp: Magnolia Turning Leaves - Tilda with Corn. Summer Memories - Have a Sunny Day
Paper: Magnolia Turning Leaves - Vintage Corn, Prima
Dies: Magnolia Doo Hickey and Spellbinder
Embellishments: Flowers, Ribbon, Lace, Stickles, Distress ink - walnut stain, mushroom charm, string, half pearls, liquid pearls.
Colour: Copic and Atyou Spica!!!

Thanks for Looking and Happy Stamping!!

Tilda's Town going Very Old Style....

Hi there everyone!!

It's the start of a new challenge at Tilda's Town... and if you haven't already guessed, by my clue... the theme is: VINTAGE

I love making vintage looking cards, although I don't think I have really hit it on the nail so to speak - I think my style is a little more shabby than vintage... but oh well I tried and that's all you need to do!!!

So here is my card, I've used the super awesome and fantastically cute, Scooter Tilda!! I think she is my favourite from the Turning Leaves collection, although they are all rather special I love them ALL... so here she is - hope you love her as much as me:-)

As always - we can't wait to see what you girlies and guys do for this week's challenge I'm sure your cards will be outstanding as always and full of inspiration for us - especially me:-)

Stamp: Magnolia Scooter Tilda
Dies: Magnolia Doo Hickey's
Paper: Crate Paper, and Cosmo Cricket, Kraft
Embellishments: Lace, Vintage Seam Binding, Flowers, Stickles, Liquid Pearls, Distress Ink - Walnut Stain, Half Pearl
Colour: Copic's and Atyou Spica, and a touch of white gelly roll!!

Thanks for Looking and Happy Stamping

August 2, 2012

Lots and Lots of Layers at Paper Play...

Hello - how are we all??

I'm pretty good actually - except for a bit of a sore back that just doesn't wanna seem to go away... grrr... but as always it will get better..

This week at Paper Play Challenges we are after lots and lots and lots of Layers in your cards... I've used 2 bits of paper and layered them on top of each other and then used some wide lace as another layer... My sweet stamp is Tilda with Peanut.... so here she is: 

I've also used some magnolia doo hickey's as in the cat, the cloud and the heart leaves... I thought the cat would be cute with the little mouse.... hehehehehhe

So we can't wait to see what you all make this week, and if you would like some more inspiration then check out what the rest of the DT have for you!!

Stamp: Magnolia Turning Leaves - Tilda and Peanut
Dies: Magnolia Doo Hickey's and Spellbinder
Paper: Kaiser Craft
Embellishments: Lace, Flowers, mushroom charm, seam binding, buttons, stickles, half pearl
Colour: Copic!!

Happy Stamping!!

August 1, 2012

Crafts and Me - Easter Lily Fairy Showcase...

Hi there Everyone!!!

It's Karen here and today I get to show you a Brand Spankin' new Digi which is released today at Crafts and Me - designed by Hannah Lynn!!!!  

The name of this little beauty is: Easter Lily Fairy.... awwwwwww she is so pretty!!!!  I've coloured her with my Copic's and I have tried to give the flowers a bit of an exotic look by making them orange with red centres.... this is also one of my favourite ways to colour flowers!!! So here she is - I hope you love her as much as me!!!!

I've used some Marianne D Dies, on my card, and there is an awesome range of dies available in store here....

So have you been enjoying the Olympics ????  I have I love them - I think my favourite sport is the swimming and the diving... 

Anyway that's all from me this week... don't forget though - there is a new challenge just started over at the challenge blog - and I know the Design Team girls have creative absolute masterpiece's for you this week!!!

Image Used: Easter Lily Fairy - by Hannah Lynn
Dies: Marianne D, La La Land Crafts
Paper: Bo Bunny
Embellishments: Flowers, Ribbon, Lace, Cheese Cloth, Half Pearls and Stickles
Colour: Copic - of course!!

Happy Stamping!!