January 29, 2012

La La Land Crafts Presents: CHA Showcase

So are you getting totally bombarded by all the yummy goodies being released for CHA ????

No??? well, I have a little bit of eye candy for you!! La La Land is having a CHA Showcase Release, so if you would love to see all the new images all in the one spot - then head of over the La La Land blog!!!!

I would like to introduce to you, Monkey Hat Marci!!!! She is so cool and hip and totally gorgeous!! I decided to colour her in nice and bright funky colours, so I have gone for some purple and lime green with a touch of Raspberry!! Yum Yum... Marci is sitting on the Brand New and awesome Tree STUMP which is available in a set with some cute animals and Clouds - which I have also used on my card!!! So here she is I hope you love her as much as me, and will run on over to La La Land Crafts to bag yours right away!!

Stamps Used: Monkey Hat Marci, Tree Stump and Clouds from the (set)
Paper: Basic Grey, Kraft
Embellishments: White Pen, Crochet Doily, Cabochon, Journal Spot, Stickers and Stickles
Colour: Copic's Skin: E0000, E00, E11, R20. Hair: E35, E31, E53, E57. Clothes: V09, V17, V15, V20, RV63, RV66, RV69, N2, N4, N6, G09, YG05, YG01 Stump: E43, E44, E47, E49, G09, YG05, YG01, G05

On the Run... Bandit Edwin

Good Morning Magnolia People, It's time for another brand new and awesome challenge at Magnolia Down Under!!!

This week's theme is a great one.... It time to dust off your Edwin Stamps - because it's:


Yep, we wanna see Edwin... poor Edwin... he doesn't get used much does he?? Forgotten and tucked away in the back of your stamp collection, collecting dust particles instead of ink???  Well I am ashamed to say that Edwin is a bit dusty at my house.... but this week, I have inked up super cute Edwin with the Stolen Heart... I've coloured him, like he is a bandit on the run - hehehehehehe after all he did Steal Tilda's Heart!!!! 

Debbie P. has kindly donated some Magnolia stamps this week, to be our Prize.... how awesome is she??? (Totally btw in case your wondering!!) Anyway, we can't wait to see your Edwin's so please link them up:-) 

Stamps: Magnolia Edwin with Stolen Heart, and You've Stolen My Heart - Sweet Crazy Love
Dies: Tim Holtz Distressed Doily, Nestie, and Magnolia Doo Hickey Tag
Paper: Magnolia
Embellishments: Wild Orchid Crafts Flowers, Seam Binding, Prima Lace, Cheese Cloth, Brad, Heart Charm, String, Distress ink Vintage Photo
Colour: Copic's of course :-)   

January 27, 2012

Love is in the Air

Love is all around us, it is everywhere..... 

Happy Friday everyone, well we are getting a little loved up at La La Land Crafts with some of these cute and awesome newbie stamps!!! 
For this Inspirational Friday - which you are already aware of is.... Love is in the Air.... 

So before I break out in song again, here is my card!! I've used Cupid Marci.... everyone say awwwwwww.... she is so cute!!! Anyway this card is at CHA so I hope you keep your eyes out for it, because my photo is now where near as good as the real thing.... at least you will be able to see the gold shimmer it has to it heaps better than my pic...... so here it is, I hope you love it as much as me!!

Please don't forget to add your creations into the Customer Gallery which can be found here, you know you have to be in it..... so what are you waiting for!!! 

Stamp Used: Cupid Marci
Paper: Bo Bunny and Scrap
Embellishments: Stickles, Gold Glimmer Mist, Heart Charm, Wild Orchid Crafts Flowers, String, Wooden Scrabble Tiles, Wooden Heart, Paint, Crystal Effects, Lace and Half Pearls
Copic's: Skin: E0000, E00, E11, R20. Hair: E50, E57, E31, E35. Clothes: R20, R22, R24, R27, R29, Y38, Y19, E35. Clear and Buttermilk Atyou Spica Pens

January 25, 2012

Time to Get your Bling on at Crafts and Me

Hello Hello!!

It's time for a brand new challenge over at Crafts and Me, and this week I got to be the host, so I chose the theme... I hope you like


Because I do!! And I thought that one of the new silhouette images available from the store right now, would be perfect especially once I glittered her up with some pretty pink glitter!!!

First of all though, I did finally manage to change the colour of the silhouette from black to pink - how I did it - is a little bit of a surprise to me... I've tried it before lots of times - but for what ever reason it actually worked for me... I used the paint bucket in Photoshop!! Anyway you can't really see that I changed the colour because of all the glittery sparkly glitter!! So here is my card, I hope you like it:-) 

Stamp: Crafts and Me - Nature Fairy
Paper: My Minds Eye
Embellishments: Pom Pom Trim, Half Pearls, Glitter, Stickles, Hydranger flower, and cabochon

Thanks for looking:-)

January 21, 2012

My Candy Winner Is....

Hi Everyone...

Well I have to say Thank you to everyone who entered in for my candy!!! I have seen that I have also gained some new followers, and a bunch of well wishes in my comments!!! That is so awesome, thank you, I hope you will continue to enjoy my work!! And Here's to another couple of years or more in blog land!!!

Okay, so I had a few people who don't have a blog that entered into my candy which is so great.... so I added a few extra number's in on the generator!!! Anyway Mr Random. Org has picked, and he chose: 

Oooooo it's Number 9....

Which is: Jill 

Congratulations Jill - how fantastic for you!!!

Please send me an email (karen.yates22@yahoo.com)  with your mailing address so I can post of your fat free, yum yum's to you as soon as I can!!!

Again, Thanks so much to every-one who entered!!! 

January 20, 2012

Inspirational Friday at La La Land Crafts

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Hi Everyone!! It's Inspirational Friday time again at La La Land Crafts....

This week's theme, as you already know, from the Super talented Inspirational Monday team is My Favourite Things... 

How cool is this theme?? I loved it.  Anyway for my card this week I have a super cute scene.... (See below for the list of stamps used) Anyway I've cut my image using a Grand Nestie Book plate die - the one that looks like a postage stamp, one of my favourite things... what else is there... mmm I coloured with copic's - my favourite, October Afternoon Paper is another of my favourites... in fact just about everything on this card is using something from My Favourite Thing's to use!! So here it is, I hope you love it as much as me:-) 

Please don't forget to add your cards into the Customer Gallery - you could be this month's lucky winner:-)

Stamps: La La Land Crafts - Heart Balloon Marci
Embellishments/Paper: October Afternoon Paper, Stampin' Up Ribbon, Prima? Lace, Wild Orchid Crafts Flowers, Kaiser Craft Wooden Heart, Wooden Button, String, Stickles, Rub-ons
Colour: Copic's Skin: E0000, E00, E11, R20. Hair: E50, E51, E35, E33, E57. Trousers: E43, E40, E0000. Bench: E43, E44, E47. Clothes: C1, C0, 0, B26, B24, B23, B21, C5, C1, N8, N6, N4. Balloons: R22, R24, R27, R29. Grass: G21, G24, G29, G94, YG97, YG25

January 19, 2012

Ribbons, Ribbons and More Ribbons....

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Hi Hi everyone!! Well it's time for another Paper Play Challenge and this week's cool theme is:

Ribbon's Every Which Way!!

In other words we want Ribbons to be the main focal point of your card!! For my card I made a ribbon tab kinda background, I guess you would call it!! My card is another simple one, but extra cute I think!! So here it is, I hope you love it as much as me:-) 

My sentiment stamps are from Amy R and the cute girl is from Tickled Pink Stamps:-)

I hope you will come along and play this week, I can't wait to see what you do with your Ribbons!! Our Awesome Sponsor is: The Ribbon Girl !!!! 

Till next time

January 18, 2012

Crafts and Me Fairy Love

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Hi Everyone, Hope your all well.  Today I am showing you a new cool Digital Stamp from Crafts and Me.  This one is called Fairy Love and is available now.

So it's a Silhouette... and you may have noticed that mine is white... Yeah.... cool huh... you wanna know how I did it?? easy actually... but first take a look - I hope you love it as much as me!!!

Ok so this is how I turned the black fairy love silhouette into a white one.... first of all I went into my photoshop and fiddled a bit... I was trying to change the colour there, but I didn't figure it out... so... what I did instead was flip the image... then I printed it out on some white card.  Then I carefully cut her out... Hey Presto!!! when you flip the paper over - she is now white!!! heheheh I then chucked on heaps of sparkly glitter, and then had a look through my masses of off cut papers... (I really need to use them) so I found what I wanted and set about making the card!! Glued on a Prima Butterfly some pretty Kaiser and Wild Orchid Crafts Flowers, cut a tag and stamped on a sentiment, and to pretty it up tied on an Angel Charm!!

Thanks for looking and I hope you have had a great start to 2012.  For us we have finally started building our new House... so it's all systems go there.  Hopefully it will be finished in about 6 months or so, which means that we will be moving in the middle of our winter... joy... but it's going to be so wonderful, I'm getting my very own proper Craft Room - YAY for me:-)

Anyway till next time, take care

January 15, 2012

Black and White at Magnolia Down Under #129

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Happy Sunday Morning to you all!!

So have you been to check out the awesome weekly guest spot's happening at Magnolia Down Under... Ooooo what fun!!! All you need to do is add your name into the linky on our side bar and who knows you might be our next random guest!! 

This week we are after BLACK and WHITE images only....

So that means - no colours other than Black and White... your card of course can be as colourful as you like..  For my card I have used super cute Wild Thing Tilda from the newest Sweet Crazy Love collection... She came out great I think:-)

I've used my N copics and a couple of C ones... but I didn't like the contrast between the two so I went over the C with the N and it looks heaps better!!!

I can't wait to see what you all come up with, I'm sure you'll have heaps of fun with this challenge:-)

Stamps: Magnolia - Sweet Crazy Love - Wild Thing Tilda.  Your so Special - Love Background
Dies :Magnolia Doo Hickey's and Nesties
Paper: Magnolia and October Afternoon
Embellies: Wild Orchid Flowers, Heart Doily, Kaiser Craft Doily, SU Antique Brad, Ric Rac, Machine Stitching and Distressing with Vintage Photo
Colour - Copic's of course!!

January 13, 2012

Some More Scrap Booking of Ruby...

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Hi Everyone, well I don't have any cards to show just yet, but I have been doing a bunch of scrapbooking of late... so I thought I would show you a couple more recent pages.

I recently got a Scrapbooking it from Polly Scrap Kits, and this first LO is using some of the stuff out of it.  There is Also a January Kit, but unfortunately it has been sold out, so you better be quick for the February one!! I know it will be gorgeous!! 

Anyway this one is again of Ruby (who else) having some fun last Summer at the Beach... she is with her dad and her Cousin... and me again is behind the camera!! 

This next one is from when we were away in April last year, in Melbourne.  We gave Ruby a Bubble Bath at the hotel.... hahahaha so funny - we had bubbles everywhere, and she loved it:-)

Ok, so that's it:-) Thanks for taking a look at some more of my scrapbooking!!!

Till next time

January 11, 2012

Windy Day...

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Hi Hi Everyone...

Well last night I coloured up this super cute image from Saturated Canary, I love these little girls that Krista designs, I just wish I get to use them more!! And because I love her so much, I made another new blog header, I had to learn something new on Photoshop to do it... but I think it turned out great!!

Anyway, this one is called Windy Day - pretty appropriate for here right about now, it's been rather yucky the past few days... Where has our Summer gone??? But at least it isn't as bad as last summer!!

So the challenge at Saturated Canary is Clean and Simple... I think I have pretty much got that covered, with my pretty cute My Minds Eye paper!! So here she is I hope you love her as much as me!!

Thanks so much for looking, see you all again soon:-) 

January 8, 2012

Anything Goes at MDUC

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Good Morning, It's Sunday here in the land of OZ and today we are kick starting Magnolia Down Under Challenges with our very first challenge of the year.... How fantastic, we are all bright eyed and bushy tailed and ready to create some cool stuff (hopefully) to inspire you all to place along!!

This week's theme is a super easy one, in fact you can do WHATEVER you feel... yep.. it's a ANYTHING GOES... Don't you love these, you can alter anything, make anything, or any type of card you wanna go for... me well I have gone for a multi purpose card.... it can be for a friend or a special someone you want to know that you care about them, or even as a birthday card!!  I've used newbie collection Sweet Crazy Love - Tilda with Peony Tails and the cute sentiment is from the Your so Special collection from last year.  So here it is, hope you love it as much as me:-)

So this week we are being sponsored by super awesome Bron from Shop Bron - she has all of the new stamps in stock along with the dies and papers for your Maggie creations!!!
Make sure you head on over to the Magnolia Down Under Challenge Blog - we have a surprise install for you..... It's going to be so much fun I can hardly wait!!! Oh and you might wanna check out the eye candy the rest of the Design Team have for you.... total mouth watering experience!!!!!

Stamps: Magnolia Sweet Crazy Love - Tilda with peony tails, and Sentiment from Your so Special 2011
Dies: Magnolia
Paper: Magnolia - Winner takes it all
Embellies: Flowers, Seam Binding, String, Stickles, Lace, Distress Ink - Vintage Photo
Colour: Copic's of course!! 

January 6, 2012

Inspirational Friday at La La Land Crafts

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Today is Friday, and time for another Inspirational Friday over at La La Land Crafts!! This week's theme as you already know is Pink Black and White.... one of my favourite colour combinations I think.... well I have so many.... but I do like this one!! 

Anyway, for my card this week, I have used super cute, Sugar and Spice Marci, she is available right now over at La La Land Crafts, so go and bag her if you don't already have her!!!  She has been around for a while I guess, but isn't she sooooo sweet!! 

Now as always please don't forget to pop your card into the Customer Gallery this month, you could be the lucky winner.... and you do have to be in it, to at least have a chance right!! 

Stamp: Sugar 'n Spice Marci available HERE
Paper: Basic Grey and my Favourite Things
Bits: Pink Lace, Gingham Ribbon, Pom Pom Trim, WOC Flowers, Charm, String, Stickers & Stickles
Copic: Skin: E0000, E00, E11, R20
Hair and Clothes: N0, N2, N4, N6, N8, 0
Spoon and Cupcake: RV10, RV21, RV23, RV25

My Second Blogversary CANDY CANDY CANDY!!!

Oh My Goodness, where has the time gone??

It's my Second Blog Anniversary, on the 21st January.  So what better way to celebrate that to have a yummy scrummy candy offer for all my followers!!!

Mmmm, check out the pic below - pretty yummy if I do so so myself!!

This is what you could win:
  • Magnolia - Sweet Crazy Love - Lovely Pop Tilda (not shown as it hasn't arrived - on order)
  • 5 Magnolia 6x6 Papers (from the Winner Takes It All Collection and Butterfly Dreams Collection)
  • A Bunch of Paper Doilies
  • Kaiser Craft mini Paper Blooms in Fairy Floss
  • Kaiser Craft Wooden Flourishes - Iron Gate
  • Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Tea Dye and Old Paper
  • X-Press It Double Sided Tape 3mm
  • My Little Shoebox Mini Alphabet Stickers
  • Tickled Pink Stamps Lil Valentine Cherrie Rose (Unmounted)
  • Anita's Calendar Tabs for 2012
  • Imaginarium Designs Chipboard - Mini birdhouses
How to WIN:

I would like you to do a couple of easy things for me...

1. Pop you Name in the Linky thingy below.  Entries start today 6th January at 3.00pm my time and will close on the 21st January 2012 at 3.00pm my time
2. Add a picture of my candy pic to the side bar of your blog with a link attached, so everyone can join in, if you don't have a blog please leave me a comment below!!!! :-)
3. I would love it if you became a follower of my blog, because you like my work, but you don't have to be a follower if you don't want to:-) 

That's it!! I will draw my Candy Winner on the 21st January

January 5, 2012

Happy New Year at Paper Play Challenges

Happy New Year!!!!! 

Yeah, I know I'm a couple of days late, but hey, you could just be waking up now from your celebrations LOL..... 

This week is our first week back at Paper Play, I've had a great Christmas and New Year, and I'm really looking forward to this year, I know it's going to be excellent!!!

So our theme this week is NEW YEAR....

What better way to celebrate than with a bottle of wine or champers.... so I made a wine bottle tag.  mind you it's a little on the large side, but it still works ok:-) at least I gave myself plenty of room to play hahahahah - so here it is, hope you like it:-)

Here is a closer look at the front, I've used Charleston Tilda... I love how she is kicking up her heels!! She is a party girl!! I coloured her with my Y copics, but I dunno, she looks a little fluro to me.... 

Anyway, thanks for looking, I can't wait to see what you girls make:-)

January 4, 2012

Anything Goes at Crafts and Me Bumber Challenge Part 2

Hi Hi, Everyone, have you all had the most excellent Christmas and New Year???  I certainly have!!

So this week we are continuing with the Super Challenge #66 at Crafts and Me - its chocka block full of gorgeous prizes, so please make sure you enter, and remember, you don't have to use a Crafts and Me stamp to enter!! 

So this week I have made a cute and simple card, featuring Twilight Lily Fae.  I have coloured her with mostly G copic's and I also used a Mint Atyou Spica pen for her pretty wings and Lantern!  This is only a small card, so this one is all about the image really!!  I hope you love it as much as me:-)

I am really enjoying checking out all your gorgeous cards over the past couple of weeks.... so many cool and wonderful ideas you come up with, which means heaps and heaps of inspiration for me!! So thanks:-) 

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by my blog!!

January 2, 2012

Happy New Year EVERYONE!!!!!

Hi Hi and A Very Happy New Year to you all!!!

Well how has the year gone so far? Mine has been Fabulous, weather wise, it's been really hot and today is the perfect day for staying inside in the lovely air conditioning... yep unfortunately it's too hot for me... but I must say I'm kinda glad I'm not in Melbourne hitting at top of 40 Degree's Celsius or Canberra hitting 35 Degree's Celsius... eeck.... today it's about 27 or 28 outside, that's pretty darn warm for Tassie!! Anyway I'm really looking forward to this year, hopefully there won't be as many drama's and appointments with Ruby.... This year our new house is finally going to be built... HOORAY... I can't wait, it's just so damn exciting!!!

Anyway I wanted to show you my first crafty thing for 2012, it's another Scrapbooking Layout of Princess Ruby.  This one is from April last year, when we had a little family holiday to Melbourne, mainly so I could go to Paperific... heheheh, but we also did some cool Family stuff, like going to the Zoo.  Ruby, loved the Butterfly House, with these beautiful, brightly coloured creatures whizzing past, and occasionally landing near by!!! So here she is, with her Dad, Leigh.  (I'm behind the camera again..... LOL)

So January is also my 2nd year of having a Blog... WOW, So stay tuned for some scrummy yummy Blogversary Candy coming very SOON!!!!

Thanks for stopping by and checking out my latest Scrap Page.  I will have some more cards coming up on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday..... and hopefully one for Sunday too:-)