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

October 13, 2012

Time to Get Sketchy....

Hi there 

This week at Sketchy Challenges... we have a wonderful Sketch designed by our DT member Kathrin... Kathrin is also our sponsor this week and she has a very cool surprise for you our Winner!!!

Anyway this week I have used Tilda with Goosebumbs hehehehe I love this stamp she is just too cute, but then I say that about all my stamps don't I...???  What can I say, I do love them all!!! So here she is:

And here is Kathrin's awesome Sketch!!!  I have tried to keep pretty much to it, but I have changed the Star to a Butterfly!!!

So there you go, I know you will have heaps of fun with Kathrin's Sketch, so don't forget to link your creations up!!!!

Stamps: Magnolia - Goosebumb Tilda
Dies: Magnolia Doo Hickey's Cheery Lynn, Spellbinders
Paper: Magnolia
Embellishments: Flowers, Seam Binding, Lace, Stickles, Half Pearls, Make it Crafty Chipboard, Sewing Machine
Colour: Copic and Atyou Spica

Till next time
Thanks for Looking

Walkin' In a Winter Wonderland

Hi there Everyone!!!

It's time for another awesome new challenge at Tilda's Town and this week's wonderful theme is.... Walkin' In a Winter Wonderland.... awwww how sweet!!  Sometimes I wish our Christmas was in Winter because of all the gorgeous Snowy Christmas things you can get, but in Australia - as you may know it's in fact the middle of Summer and can be a bit stinkin' HOT!!!!  Sure would melt those snow peaks if there was any!!!

So for my card, I have used Tilda with the Snow Heart from last year and the super cool Winter Forest which is from the Santa Collection I think.... Of course you can grab them at Tilda's Town online store, and if they are out of stock I'm sure they will be replenished soon!!! So here is my card, I hope you love it as much as me:-)

So there you go, we are all looking forward to seeing your Winter Wonderlands this week!!!

Stamp: Magnolia - Snow Heart Tilda, Winter Forest
Dies: Magnolia Doo Hickey's
Paper: Magnolia
Embellishments: Twine, Snowflake Charm, Ribbon, Angel Pin, Flowers, Half Pearls, Stickles, Sewing Machine
Colour: Copic's, Atyou Spica in Clear and Molotow White Marker

Till next time
Thanks for looking

October 12, 2012

Christmas In October at La La Land Crafts

Hi there Everyone!!!

We are getting a little festive already at La La Land this week!!  This weeks theme is Christmas in October, and what a perfect opportunity to use some of the gorgeous new images and dies that are available now!!!

For my card I have used Christmas Elf Marci - I just love her cute candy cane!!!  So here she is I hope you love her as much as me:-)

Cute huh??  Well I think so!!  So I have also used the Christmas Tree Die, and I've sprayed my card with Perfect Pearls but this time I managed to think about using it before I stuck my Marci on LOL - She does stand out better this way!! LOL

Anyway I hope you have been inspired to get a little christmassy!!  You can show us your work in either the customer gallery via the La La Land Craft online store or blog or you can even show us on Facebook!!

Stamps: Christmas Elf Marci and Accessories
Die: Christmas Tree
Paper: Bo Bunny
Embellishments: Perfect Pearls Spray, Bells, Flowers, Gesso, Ribbon, Make it Crafty Chipboard, Half Pearls
Colour: Copic and Atyou Spica... Skin: E0000, E00, E11, R30. Hair: E71, E74, E77. Clothes: R22, R24, R27, R29, Y38, Y35, Y32, G82, G94, G12

Thanks for Looking

October 11, 2012

Simply Cute at Paper Play

Hi there Everyone!!!

This week at Paper Play we are sponsored by Simply Cute - how cool is that?  Anyway for my card i have used Tilda with Pencils - I think she is simply cute!!!  

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

Hope you can come along and play with us this week, we can't wait to see your cute images!!! 

Stamp: Magnolia Tilda with Pencils and Sweet Wonderful Sentiment
Dies: Spellbinders, MFT and Magnolia Doo Hickeys
Paper: My Minds Eye
Embellishments: Seam Binding, Flowers, Lace, Prima mini Stamp, Tim Holtz Distress ink Pens, Copic Multiliner, Half Pearls, Molotow White Marker
Colour: Copic

Thanks for Looking

October 10, 2012

Summers Day

Hi There

Well I guess it isn't actually a Summers Day (more like Spring here) - but this is what the image is called!!  It's brand new and available at Crafts and Me.  The image is designed by Hannah Lynn

I've kept my card Clean and Simple - not something I do very often, but I think it works with this image... So here it is I hope you love it as much as me:-)

So wanna know what else is new at Crafts and Me???  There is of course a bunch of new images which come out on the 1st of each month as you know - but what about some nifty storage solutions???  Check these out:

These are also available at Crafts and Me!!!!

Ok that's all.... Thanks for looking

October 7, 2012

Magnolia Down Under Challenge #167

Hi There

This week has been - well annoying actually!!  My laptop decided to crap itself, so I had to take it to Computer Hospital... I finally picked it back up yesterday afternoon - but unfortunately it's still playing silly buggers so it has to go back - grrrrrrr but in the mean time I can actually still use it!!

At Magnolia Down Under this week we are challenging you to use your Favourite colours.... and we want to see at least 3 or 4 of them together!!!  Now some of us did find this a little tricky but I think the Design Team have really excelled!!

For my card I have used sweet Cocco with Present... and My favourite colours are Chocolate, Plum, Gold and Green.... these are my favourites at the moment but I guess I will go back to my all time favourite again one day - pink and orange heheheeh - but in the meantime - here is cocco I hope you love it as much as me:-)

Ooooo now I did forget to mention that we have a BRAND new Magnolia Down Under gal.... and she is an Aussie - it's ZOE!!!!  Please pop over to her blog and congratulate her!!!! 

Stamp: Magnolia Little Christmas Cocco with Present
Paper: Fancy Pants
Dies: Spellbinders
Embellishments: Flowers, Lace, Ribbon, Bells, Make it Crafty Chipboard, Sewing Machine and White Out, Silver Embossing Powder
Colour: Copic and Molotow White

Thanks for Looking!!

October 5, 2012

Inspirational Friday at La La Land Crafts

Hi There Everyone

It's time for another Inspirational Friday at La La Land Crafts and this week as you may be aware we are inspiring you to get Heavy Metal.... 

So turn up your Marilyn Manson on your Ipod... Kidding!! 

No we want to see metal on your cards!!! I've used some metal snowflakes that I've had tucked away for - god knows how long - so I decided it was about time I used them!!  I think they are from making Memories... and they are really really old - so don't try looking for them alright!!!

I've used Christmas Lantern Marci on my card along with some new La La Land Craft Dies - the Christmas Tree and the gorgeous Holly Flourish.  All these items are available in the La La Land Craft online shop or at your local retailer... remember us aussie's have to get our dies local as Irina doesn't ship them from the store!! But there are out there - you don't have to look hard to find them!!  So here is my card I hope you love it:-)

So there you go, I hope I have inspired you to get out your heavy metal.... 

Stamp: Christmas Lantern Marci
Dies: Christmas Tree Holly Flourish
Paper: Bo Bunny
Embellishments: Metal Snowflakes, Metal Joy, Liquid Pears, Flowers, Glitter, Half Pearls
Colour: Copic: Skin E0000, E00, E11, R20. Hair: E31, E51, E35, E57. Clothes: BV13, BV08, BV04, E43, E41, E0000 Gelly Roll Clear Star and Y18, Y13 on the Lantern