Thursday, March 25, 2010

Its a Christmas card blog hop...

Yes its that time of the month again...boy the 25th rolls around quickly doesnt it!!

yes its time for the March Magnolialicious Christmas All Year Round christmas Card blog hop...phew that was a mouthful!!!

So if you have stumbled across my blog by accident you need to go start here so you dont miss any of the fabulous christmas card eye candy!

But if you are here from Lauren's blog then you are on the right track.

ok on with my card.
Now my card is very much a non-traditional card. The colours are so not what you would probably think off for Christmas but it orignally started life as a birthday card. But I was running late with a card for this hop so I slapped on a Christmas sentiment and tada!!! a Christmas card. Luckily this new stamp that I got from Magnolia-licious is so versatile. She is part of the Fairytale/wedding/pirate range which isnt officially out yet but Diana is amazing and got us a heap before they were released. She does have them up for pre-order now though so if you go over for a gander you might just be able to pre-order her.

And here is a close up of Miss Tilda. I have paper pieced all her clothing...even her wee little socks. The paper is all a Making Memories range from a few years ago. think it was called Olivia but dont quote me on that cause i'm probably wrong lol. i just know I loved it and brought heaps of it way back when.
Ok from here you now need to go to Leslys blog to continue on with the hop.

The nitty gritty....
i have used labels 4 nestie for the part that Tilda is on and petite scalled large ovals for the sentiment. large purple and large white flower are Green Tara brand ...the leaves and roses are Prima. The pearl spray is from Wild Orchid crafts. The embossing folder is Caramello by Cuttlebug. i have also used Silver Kindyglitz for that touch of bling.

Tilda is colour with copics for the skin E000, E00, E11 and R20. FC pencils and OMs for hair, shoes and presents.

TFL and I hope you enjoy the hop!!!

Fancy a blog hop??

Well Stamptacular Sunday Challenge is having one this Sunday March get your hopping shoes on!!!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Its sketch time and MDUC

yes thats right its sketch time!! MDUC is having a sketch this week

And a quicky post from me as I'm up to my eyeballs in stuff atm.

Ok here is my version of the sketch using one of my new yummy Tildas. this si Princess (curtseying) Tilda., isnt she just yummy! She has to be one of my favourites from this new soon to be released collection.

I am also entering into the Simon Says Stamp challenge which is to show us your greens!

Without any further ado here is my entry.

paper is by Kaiser, big flower is a old prima one, leaves and cherry blossoms is from Kellies shop and rose buds are from Bizzy Becs. Sentiment is from SU and i have used mega rectangles and small scalloped large oval nesties to cut out the shapes.

Image is coloured with pencils and OMS. Copics for the skin E000, E00, E11, R20


Saturday, March 20, 2010

i'm distressing...

one of my newest Maggie's that

To cut a long story short we shifted just over 12 months ago and a lot of my scrapbooking supplies have remained unpacked to this day. Bit sad really to admit i have that much its still packed and I dont miss Well anywho....I went looking for something (cant remember what and came across my T!m distress ink pads and a few refills. Well how excited do you think I was...its a wonder you didnt hear me squeal from the four corners of the globe.

I rushed inside and dug out my SU water pen (which I have never used before!! even though I have had it for about 12 months lol) and set to work colouring in one of my new Maggies that i received yesterday from Diana at Magnolia-liscious. Now i think they have all sold out but she has them on pre-order. If you are thinking of getting some her store is awesome go take a gander!! Lots of ones I had never seen before and the service is great too. they were posted last friday in the US and I received them yesterday so 7 days woot woot!! Colour me impressed!

Anywho im digressing again. i tend to do that wander off in my own little world.

So why am i posting on here about finding T!m inks..well cause i wanted to show you my Maggie I coloured! Seeing as it was my first ever go and I have all of about 8 colours I was pretty impressed with myself!! Hmm...might be another avenue I might have to explore some more.

Hard Hat critcism is wanted from anyone who colours with distress inks. i really need to learn some more. I know the hair is total rubbish but I didnt search through to the bottom of the box to find the yellow until after i had tried the tea and walnut ones lol....thinking an afternoon on youtube might be a

Here she is Curtseying Tilda.

Monday, March 15, 2010

MDUC is having a birthday

Yes you read right MDUC is turning 1..woohoo!!! PARTAY time!! LOL.....giggle.

And they are having a super wonderful blog hop on over and go hopping!! Seriously there is some wonderful eye candy to drool over!

And the challenge this week is to make non other than...a birthday card!!

YAY!! EAsy peasy!!!

Here is my take......

I am also entering this card into the challenge over at colour create who want us to use Chocolate Mint and cream...well there isnt much cream and a wee bit of pink..but well a girl has to have pink dont


Friday, March 12, 2010

Stamptacular's new challenge

You me and baby makes 3 over at Stamptacular Sunday Challenge

Great theme seeing as my friend just had a baby girl!! Congrats Micaela on baby Eve!!!

Here is my card. Its an east theme so why not come play along.

Theres a super cute Magnolia stamp to win as the prize!!!
Anywho with further here is my card. i have since put her name on it now that i know what her name is.

PP is Basic Grey Praire range.
Large flower is Heidi Swapp, small yellow rose is a prima one, the cherry blossoms and fillers I got from Bizzy Becs. Leaves were cut on my cricut.
CS is Stampin up.
doiley is from my stash and the round scalloped die is a Nellie Snellen one.

TFL :)

Monday, March 08, 2010

Doing anything MArch 28th??

Well you are now!!!
Stamptacular Sunday Challenge is having an all day blog hop!! Yes you read right... a blog hop!! Woohoo!!
Im sure there will be some surprises along the way so why not come along for the hop!
Will give you some jumping practise for when that chocolate loving fluffy bunny pays a!!

Seriously i hope you join in!

Sunday, March 07, 2010

Girly card for 2 challenges

i know ihave managed to combine two challenges again!! Watch out I troll a lot of the challenges and think shall I?? but then dont. i seriously lack confidence. i always have and guess I always will.

But seriously i had to enter the competition at Sketch Saturday as the prize is the gorgeous sitting (legs splayed) girl from Hanglar!! OMG i have been drooling over her for like ages!! Would love to get my hands on her. So hopefully fingers crossed I win!! Wouldnt that be so excellent!! You never know hey!

Anywho the challenge at sketch saturday this week is a sketch by the uber talented Maya! i drool over her work that she does for the hanglar blog! Her is her sketch...

and here is my card based on her sketch.....

I have used one of my cute Hanglar stamps that I got with a little bit of help from my lovely friend Zarah. Cant thank you enough hun!! Big Mwah!!!

I am also entering this card into the girly challenge at Simon Says Challenge blog.

Cardstock is all from SU, as is the ribbon (thanks Lesley!!!)
PP is both from BAsic grey...yummy!!!
roses and leaves are from Bizzy Becs
and I have used my Nestablities scallop circle and Fancy tags.


Friday, March 05, 2010

Its easter at MDUC

Ok determined not to miss out on putting an entry in this week at MDUC. The theme is easter.

Used my new Tilda holding egg stamp and the wall and egg wagon came from a wonderful new friend. Thanks Nancy!

I also found on youtube a fabbo tutorial on how to make a cardboard bow easy type thing. Wowsers its great to tie bows on!! Now to make a few at different sizes and you will see bows coming out of my bazoo!!!!

Anywho.....enuf is my card.

I have used PP from crate papers Katlin range...think Im nearly out and I dont know if its available anymore..o no sad :(. Used my new Stickles i got in the post the other day, on the eggs. Yummo!! i hope you can see it. i used icicle, cotton candy, broken china and copper. Love T!m stuff!!! Some gorgeous lace I got at papercrafts in adelaide the other weekend..wish I had grabbed more now :(. think it may be Prima but dont shoot me if its not. A yummy Magnolia rose courtsey of Simon says and my fancy spellbinders labels...think thats about it...ribbon from stash!!!


Monday, March 01, 2010


The challenge this week over at Just Magnolia is for birthday cards. Í'm being a bit adventurous and combing it with the sketch challenge over at Sketch saturday! i know how risque of

i'm stepping out of my comfort zone thats for sure!! LOL.

Here is the sketch! I rotated it 180 degres to fit in with how i wanted it.

> And here is my be nice!!

The paper is some old Making memories paper, not sure what its called but it came in a pack. Doily came from my friend Nicole and the sentiment is a freebie digital stamp that I saved from somewhere and used me scallop nesties to cut out.


Well its been officially announced so now I can announce it too!
I've been asked to be on the Stamptacular Sunday Challenge design team!!
Woohoo I'm so excited. I start in April so i hope to see you all there!!!