July 29, 2012

Magnolia Down Under Challenge #157

Hi and Welcome Everyone!!!

It's time for another awesome new challenge at Magnolia Down Under and this week - we challenge you to Make or Alter a gift box!!!!  These are always so much fun!!

So for my box I've cut a gable box from my Tags, Boxes and More 2 Cricut Cartidge and decorated it up with some so yummy Magnolia paper from the newest collection - Turning Leaves.... mmmm so do you have a favourite from that collection?  well if your like me - I guess it's all of them LOL

I've used Tilda with Daisy's and Mushrooms for this one, I think the daisy's look so perfect with the magnolia paper... I've coloured them somewhat the same but touched them up with some red 35 and 39 to give them a bit of a sunburnt orange look... came out rather well if I do say so myself!! hehehehe

Awww isn't she cute!! I actually am rather fond of this little box so I doubt that I will be giving it away... sorry.... I'm going to put it in my new craft room - which has been painted a very pretty blue this week!!! Here is a side shot....

Mmmm yummy Magnolia Papers!! Pauline I don't know how you keep coming up with all these gorgeous things... but I'm grateful - I love all things Magnolia!!!

So if you would like to see what the rest of our delicious design team have for you this week then go and check out our blog!!!  Can't wait to see what you make!!!

Stamp: Magnolia - Turning Leaves - Tilda with Daisy and Mushrooms
Paper: Magnolia - Turning Leaves - Vintage Asters
Dies: Magnolia Doo Hickey's
Embellishments: Flowers, Lace, Sewing Machine, Distress Ink, Seam Binding, Charms, String, Crochet Flower, String Pearls.
Colour: Copic of Course!!

Till next time!!
Happy Stamping

July 27, 2012

Circles at La La Land Crafts!!!

Hi there everyone!!

So last week we had the magnificent CHA showcase release at La La Land Crafts.... OMGOSH there is some cute stuff isn't there!!! have you been and bought yours yet???

So this week at La La Land Crafts we are running around in circles... hahaha no not really - but Circles is the theme this week!!

For my card this week, I've actually made a hanger for my daughter Ruby.  She loves it - and I must say I love that she loves it!! So here it is....

Awwwww how cute - and very tissy - but she does love it, so there you go!!  I've used Rose Faerie Marci, which was released last week, and Also some brand new dies are on this one too, I've used the wings which come with both sides, so you don't have to try and reverse the die cut to get 2 halves.  I've doubled up on the wings to make it a bit more extravagant... as you can see below in the close up!!

So I have added heaps of little bits and bobs, mainly from Prima with the flowers, and resin bird.  I've also got some cheese cloth, pearls and buttons in there.  Behind Faerie Marci you can see the Tulip Boarder Die better!!  it really is gorgeous, and a must for your collection I think!!

From the bottom of my hanger I have a wee birdhouse.... heheheh so cute, I've cover it with my paper and stuck on some pearls, some buttons, a Make it Crafty Chip board heart and a little bird which I painted with white crackle paint!

Here is a pic of the side, I've used a boarder die to create the "tiles" on the birdhouse roof - so cute!!

So there you go, hope you will come along and play in the Customer gallery - you just might be this months lucky winner!! And if you want to check out all the new stuff at La La Land Crafts then click HERE

Stamp: Rose Faerie Marci 
Dies: Wings, Tulip Boarder
Paper: Amy Tangerine 
Embellishments: Prima Flowers, Bird, Bird's Nest, Enchanting chip board sign, Seam Binding, Pearl Diamante, Key Charm, Lace, Glimmer Mist, White Paint, Wire, Buttons, Die cuts. 
Colour: Copic: Skin: E0000, E00, E11, R20, R30. Hair: RV10, RV11, RV13, RV14, RV17. Dress: V20, V22, V25, V28, Y32, Y35, Y38, G14, G16, G19. Wings: V20, V22, Y32, Y0000. Atyou Spica - Gold and Buttermilk and Star Dust Gelly Roll.

Thanks for Looking!!

July 21, 2012

Getting Sketchy....

Hi There!!!

So I have some news..... I've just joined
Yep I'm there newest and proudest Design Team Member at The Sketchy Challenges - YAY for Me!!!!

Anything this week - jumping right in - I'm your host so I have designed a pretty cool sketch for you all to play with, I hope you love it as much as me:-) To check it out click here

Anyway - following my sketch, I've coloured a Magnolia (my fav's) and used some yummy Magnolia papers for my card.... so here it is - I hope you love it as much as me!!

My card give a hint as to who our sponsor is this week.... it's Sandra from The Crafty Witch.... Thanks so much Sandra for being our sponsor this week!! 

We can't wait to see what you all make, so please come along and play with us:-) 

Later's Baby.... hehehehehe

Stamp: Magnolia Summer Flower, Especially for You Sentiment
Paper: Magnolia
Embellishments: Seam Binding, Buttons, Flowers, Lace, Stickles and Liquid Pearls
Colour: Copic

Anything Goes at Tilda's Town

Hi Everyone!!

This week at Tilda's Town we have a super easy challenge for you all to play along in.... its:


Whoohooo so knock your socks off and get ready for heaps of fun!!  I do love Anything Goes challenges, because you can go nuts and do what ever you want  - or play it safe and just do a pretty awesome card.... which ever you choose, I can't wait to see!!

For my card I have used sweet Tilda and Wiola.... I've coloured her up with my copic's of course and I've also distressed the edges a tiny bit with some stamping of the Kurbitz Corner in antique linen and a bit of sponging also with that ink!!  So here she is - hope you love!!

Isn't she pretty? My yummy paper is from Magnolia also, and the green piece I think is Melissa Frances? anyway they look pretty together!!  

So, what are you going to link up this week?  I can't wait to see all the marvellous entries, and i know there will be heaps of inspiration in there too!!!  And if you want some inspiration then check out what the rest of the DT girls have done in Tilda's Town this week.... your gunna love it!!

Stamp: Tilda and Woila and Kurbitz Corner
Paper: Magnolia and Melissa Frances
Dies: Magnolia Doo Hickey for the tag and doily (which you can't really see....) and La La Land Crafts Eiffel Tower
Embellishments: Flowers, Seam Binding, Lace, sewing machine, stickles, bird house charm, string, buttons, and a French cat badge/button
Colour: Copic!!

July 20, 2012


Hold on to your Hats.... this is one Super Blog Post!!

We have some Super Gorgeous Brand New Images and DIES for you to drool over from La La Land Crafts... so maybe run and get a tissue so you can wipe your chinny chin chin!! LOL

I have 2 cards to show you, I've soooo been busting to share, I've been really busy over the past few weeks trying to get these done.... Actually you will see some of my cards at the Summer CHA in Chicago - oooooo so wish I was there too!!! 

So first up let me show you, Summer Marci - She wore a teeny weeny yellow polka dot bikini, that she wore for the first time today..... 

heheheheh I actually coloured this image with Irina!! Yes it was that long ago - up in Brisbane at the Paper craft show!! ... gosh we had heaps of fun that weekend!! Anyway I looked at her before I started to colour and that Yellow Polka Dot Bikini popped into my head... so viola: 

Isn't see so CUTE!!!!! OMGOSH.... anyway I have also used the little accessory stamps that comes with her - the sand dollar shell and the cute little sentiment!! awwwww I love this wee girl!!! I've also used the Wave Boarder die, which isn't a new one - but goes so perfect with my little beach scene, and also the cute cloud and sun!!  So yeah - this card is in Chicago!! 

So what do I have next.... well...... It's Bath Time Marci!!!!  Bath Time Marci kinda reminds me a bit of Kimono Marci - so I have given my card a bit of an oriental feel!!!  So here you go.... check her out!

Isn't she just as cute? if not Cuter????  Well I dunno? there is a LOT of gorgeous new Marci's and Luka's for this showcase - you are going to want them all - I know I do!!!

So for my Bath Time Marci I have coloured her with my copics, with some help from Irina (This time I nicked an image that Irina coloured so I could use it as a reference!!!) for the hair!! I've used some Bo Bunny Papers and a Bo Bunny Charm with some string.  My dies are the Butterfly Set 1 (which isn't new) But the awesome LARGE FLOURISH is A BRAND NEW DIE!!!! OOOOOOOOOOooooo YUMMY!!!! 

So you wanna see more?? then check this out, this is the whole release, which is available for sale now!!!  So RUN and don't miss out on all the gorgeous stamps and dies!!!  I know I want them ALL!!!

Head on over to the La La Land Blog and see what gorgeous creations the Design Team have made!!! and while you are there be sure to comment on the La La Land Crafts CHA Blog Post - there is a gorgeous PRIZE on offer!!!  You have to be in it, to win it!!!

Summer Marci:
Image: Summer Marci and Accessories available at La La Land Crafts Now
Dies: Wave Boarder, Sun and Clouds
Paper: Amy Tangerine
Embellishments: Sewing Machine, Buttons, Webbing Ribbon, String, Stickles 
Colour: Copic: Skin: E0000, E00, E11, R20. Hair: E50, E53, E21. Clothes: Y32, Y35, Y38. Bucket: B000, B02, B04. Sunglasses: R32, R35, R37, N7, N5, N3. Molotow White

Bath time Marci:
Image: Bath time Marci available now at La La Land Crafts
Dies: Flourish, Butterfly Set 1 
Paper: Bo Bunny
Embellishments: Flowers, Bo Bunny charm, string, Ric-Rac, glossy accents
Colour: Copic: Skin: E0000, E00, E11, R20, R30. Hair: 100, BV29, BV25, BV23, BG05, BG02, BG01. Bath and Tub: W10, W8, W4, Y38, Y35, Y32, RV29, RV25, RV23, RV13, BG0000

Thanks for looking
Happy Stamping

July 19, 2012

Christmas in July!!!

Jingle Bells, Jingles Bells, Jingle all the Way....

Well it's a little way off yet, but this week at Paper Play we are celebrating...

Christmas in July!!

So time to get out your Chrissy papers, and embellishments and make some Christmas cards!!  My card this week is actually part of a set that I made for a magazine... it has been turned down.... but that could change... so if you don't see the pic below then it's been accepted!! (not likely though) 

I haven't used an image for this, I used a cute wooden reindeer which is made by Kaiser Craft... it looks so pretty - so here is my Christmas card in July!!

I've stamped the merry Christmas and embossed it with some black embossing powder.... my papers are by Melissa Frances and I've used some Fancy Pants die cuts.  Then all I've done is add a gold ribbon and some flowers, and also a yummy little fancy stick pin from Prima.... 

If your wanted to get ahead in your Christmas cards this year - then come and play along with us this week, and if your looking for some inspiration, then look no further than our challenge blog!!

Till next time
Happy Stamping

July 18, 2012

Primrose Princess

Hi there everyone!!

This week at Crafts and Me I want to tell you about Primrose Princess - she is designed by Sara Burrier!!  

Primrose has a beautiful dress with pretty little flowers on it, and i love the cute bird that flies above her head too!!  

I've coloured her with my copics and I've tried to add a few folds to her apron after learning how recently.... but still I need more practice!! I think I needed to add some more depth to the shadows!! But she still looks pretty!!

I think this image is in the shop now, but if not she will not be too far away!! 

Don't forget that a new challenge has just started today over HERE - so why not check it out!!  The girls have done some really amazing stuff for you this week:-) 

Image Used: Primrose Princess Crafts and Me
Paper: Kaiser Craft
Embellishments: Flowers, key charm, string, seam binding ribbon, buttons, sewing machine
Colour: Copic's and Star Dust Gelly Roll pen

July 15, 2012

Magnolia Down Under Challenge #155


Good morning Magnolia friends.... today we have a very special surprise for our Magnolia Down Under Design Team Member Louise - who is expecting a baby - very very very soon!!!

We are having a Baby Shower!!!

Louise's baby will be the first born on our Design Team.... hahahha so we thought we would celebrate that fact and also mainly because of Louise - because we treasure her on our team and we know just how precious this little baby is!!!!

So first of all - we decided months and months ago that we would do this.... but we did run into a problem - how to keep it secret, and keep Louise completely in the dark about what we are doing...  so we planted a decoy theme!!! hheheheheheheheheh and then set about telling the rest of the Team what, Kylie, Debbie and I had planned for Louise... heheheheh

I tell you it really was secret squirrel business!!! LOL

So for my project this week, I have created a little Pram.... I took my inspiration from a Magnolia Ink magazine which featured one I think that Camilla S. made.... they have of course been around for ages, but they are so cute!!!!  So here it is, I hope you love it as much as me:-)

Here is a closer look at Baby Tilda in my pram.... I made my pram by cutting 2 circles out with my Cricut and then I cut a wedge out of each piece.  I then used a long peice of card and trimmed the edges so that it would curve around nicely.  My wheels are cut using a punch - one for the bigger and then a smaller one for the inside bits, then I've added some buttons!!

And this is the other side... WHAT how did I get Tilda the other way around you ask?  I used a mirror stamp.  Basically it's just a blank bit of rubber that you stamp onto and then stamp on your paper with that, and you end up with your image reversed or mirrored... very cool!!

And here is a top view of all the little flowers I used, the pram is just so pretty in real life:-)

And here is a pic of the back.  I used the Doo Hickey Lace boarder to make the fancy stuff... and some toothpicks to act like the folds in the hood... very cute!!  My hangle is made from twine, which I ran through glue to make it stiff.  I also added some charms to one side, like a rattle!!

So there you go, I hope you love my little pram, I did have heaps of fun making it!! 

So we hope that you will come along and play in the celebrations this week at Magnolia Down Under for Louise's Surprise Baby Shower... oh and if your wondering on what to make... check out the gorgeous Inspirational Picture and think - Babies!!! LOL

Stamp: Magnolia Baby Tilda
Dies: Magnolia Doo Hickey Lace
Paper: Magnolia
Embellishments: Pearl Diamonte, flowers, maya road pin, twine, charms, toothpicks, buttons, pearls, stickles, 
Colour: Copic!!

Thanks for Looking
Happy Stamping

July 7, 2012

What's Your Favourite Tilda?

Hi Everyone!!

So which one is your favourite?  And don't say all of them... I know they are cute as - but you must have an absolute favourite - maybe even a couple???

This week at Tilda's Town we want you to use your Favourite Tilda! 

For me, my favourite Tilda is actually one of the very first ones I ever bought... It's Bow Knot Tilda and she is from the Shabby Chic Collection.  I'm also rather partial to the Shabby Fence - also from the Shabby Chic Collection and the super sweet Butterfly Background from Chasing Butterflies.  These 3 are my favourites.  There is only 1 other Tilda that is my absolute favourite - and she is in my Blog Header - so look up and you see Bubbling Tilda:-)

So here is my card, I've done some masking to create my scene - I hope you love it as much as me:-)

The girls have all been scratching their heads to figure out their absolute favourites for this challenge over at Tilda's Town, so if you want to see some gorgeous stuff - then jump on over and check it out!!   

So hope I have inspired you to pick your absolute favourite Tilda (or maybe it's Edwin? - either way we are just asking for Tilda this week!) and create a card for us this week... we really cannot wait to see which ones you choose:-)

Stamps: Magnolia - Bow Knot Tilda, Shabby Fence, Butterfly Background, Happy Birthday
Dies: Magnolia Doo Hickey's - Dragonfly, Fence, Speech Bubble, mini butterfly and flower boarder
Paper: Magnolia
Embellishments: Flowers, Button, half pearls, string, sewing machine, liquid pearls, stickles.
Colour: Copic's 

Till next time
Happy Stamping

July 6, 2012

La La Land Red White and Blue

Hi Everyone!!

This week's inspirational theme at La La Land Crafts is: RED, WHITE and BLUE or the colours of your nation!! I'm In Australia and you know our flag is red white and blue!!

So for my card I have used super Cute Koala Marci - she is only available within Australia at the moment but she will be available world wide really soon!!! Just hold on to your hat's a wee bit longer!!

I've coloured her with my Copic's and added a sweet handmade crochet Doily flower.  I've tried my own hand at some crochet - but I can only manage a chain stitch... that's it.  I can't figure out the next bits... so until someone can show me - I've given up - for the time being anyway!! 

So here is my Cute Koala Marci - hope you love her as much as me:-)

Don't forget you can play along with any of this months inspirational themes and link them to the customer gallery - you just might be this months winner!!

Stamp Used: Cute Koala Marci
Die: MFT
Paper: Authentic, Magnolia and Crate Paper
Embellishments: Dictionary page, paint, Australian Flag Tattoo, Dymo Label, Kaiser craft script stamp on the Martha Stewart Butterflies, Kaiser Craft Rhinstones, Toothpick, Handmade crochet flower, MME Button, String, Washi Tape, ribbon
Colour: Copic and Atyou Spica in Clear. Skin: E0000, E00, E11, R20. Hair: E11, E15, E18, E19. Clothes: B21, B32, B34, B37, B39, R22, R24, R27, R29 Hat: N1, N3, N5, N6, N7, 100, B32, B37, B39, E50, E53. Uggs: E50, E51, E53

Till next time

July 5, 2012

Happy Birthday.....

Hi Everyone!!

This week at Paper Play we have an easy theme for you to play along with it's:


Now we all need a bunch of those type of cards throughout the year don't we!!  For my card I have used some magnolia stamps from the lastest collection.  They are so cute.... I've also used a Cheery Lynn die that I got at the Brisbane show recently.  I've sprayed it with some Glimmer Mist (also that I got in Brisbane!!) It looks so pretty in real life:-)

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

Don't forget to add your cards to this week's challenge link up - you just might be this week's winner and of course as always - we can't wait to see what you all make:-)

I would like to enter my card into:

Deep Ocean Challenge - Sea of Love
Creatalicious Challenges - Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Bunny Zoe - Girls Girls Girls

Stamps: Magnolia - Summer Memories - Pearl Tilda, Oyster with Pearl. Chasing Butterflies - Happy Birthday
Dies: Magnolia Doo Hickey's and Cheery Lynn Doily
Paper: Magnolia
Embellishments: Lace, String, Shell Charm, Half Pearls, Buttons, Flowers, Stickles, Liquid Pearls, Glossy Accents, Glimmer Mist, Sewing Machine
Colour: Copic and Atyou Spica in Clear - Also Jellyroll - stardust

Till next time

July 4, 2012

Sienna at Crafts and Me

Hi Everyone

This week I want to showcase to you a Sara Burrier image - this one is called Sienna.  Sienna is a bit of a mermaid - I seem to have a bit of a thing for mermaids at the moment - just about all my cards are mermaids!! hahahah

I have created my own background mini paper - right behind Sienna - I did it with some distress inks, Mr Huey's spray in white (which dried kinda chalky??) then I stamped with a music stamp in some oil based stamp ink... apparently it's better when stamping on Distress Inks - so Mr Tim Holtz tells me!!

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

Don't forget that it's Wednesday and a brand new challenge has just started over at the challenge blog - be sure to check out that the girls have made to inspire you this week - I know it's gorgeous!!!

Image Used: Sienna
Paper: Kaiser Craft
Die: La La Land Crafts
Embellishments: Seam Binding Ribbon, Flowers, Webbing Ribbon, Pearl Diamante button, half pearls, distress inks, Mr Huey's and a prima music stamp to create the background, Liquid Pearls, Glossy Accents, Stickles and Pebbles Chalk.
Colour: Copic

Till next time - Happy Stamping

July 1, 2012

Magnolia Down Under Challenge #153

Good Morning Everyone

Today at Magnolia Down Under challenges we are challenging you to get a bit Shabby..... Shabby Chic actually!!

For my card this week, I've used the cute Parents from the Princes and Princesses collection. I've coloured them with my copics and used a spellbinder die to cut them out.  My paper is from Magnolia too, and I have sewn around the edged with my sewing machine and then I've also put a bit of paint around the edges too.  

My friend asked me to make a baby card for her, so this is it, I sure do hope the person who receives it, loves it as much as I do... so here it is... I hope you love it too:-)

If you need some more inspiration for some Shabby Chicness then check out that the rest of the Design Team have made for you.... It will knock your socks off, and cause drooling... so be warned!! LOL

I would like to enter into:

Wild Orchid Crafts - Punch it Out
Charisma Cardz - Anything Goes

Stamps: Magnolia Happy Parents - Princes and Princess Collection.  New Baby Sentiment from Autumn Collection
Dies: Magnolia Doo Hickey's and Spellbinders
Paper: Magnolia and Prima
Embellishments: Flowers, Lace, Seam Binding Ribbon, Pearl and Diamante Button, String Pearls, Pram Charm, The Twinery Twine, Paper Doily, Sewing Machine, Paint, Stickles
Colour: Copic's

Till next time