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