Friday, April 30, 2010

Big Candy giveaway from Zoe

OMG this has to be one of the best candy giveaways ever!!  I'm serious!!!
If you dont believe me pop on over to Zoe's blog Make it Crafty and take a gander....
o hang on...better yet....dont!!  As I want to win
OMG to have those copics!!!

Now Zoes blog is fantastic!!  She has some pretty cool tutorials on there and the most amazing cards.
As part of the blog candy she is asking you to pick out of three your favourite and why.
OMG its so hard to choose!!
But i would have to choose the Mechanical Paper Carousel Horse not only because its stunningly beautiful.  But because it works!!  OMG she is so incredibly talented!!
Just go take a gander for yourself!

Monday, April 26, 2010

Can you sew??

Well thats the challenge this week over at Stamptacular Sunday Challenge!!

(if you are looking for the Christmas card blog hop its the post below this one!!)

For this week’s challenge at SSC you will create a card or project for someone special…but…there’s a catch! You MUST include some sort of sewn effect. You can do this any way you wish…faux or real…you choose.
Now I did drag out the old sewing machine for this one!.  it was lucky I had used it only a short while ago so it was all still threaded up ready to go...or should that be sew...LOL

I have used the UBER gorgeous 'Lady Tilda' from the new Magnolia Spring kit.  Isnt she just beautiful!!  If you would like to pre-order her you can get pre-order her from Diana over at Magnolialicious if you are in the US, or from Bec at  Bizzy Bec's if you are in Australia.

I have paper pieced her dress using this gorgeous paper from TCP Studio.
I have used Chocolate chip and Close to Cocoa (retiring soon!) cardstock from SU.
Sentiment is from The new Swiss Pixies kit at All that scraps.

Tildas skin is coloured with copics E11, E00, E000 and R20.
Rose is using RV29, R20, YG 67, 63

Flowers and leaves are from Bizzy Bec's.
Ribbons are from my stash.


And I hope to see your creation soon!

Time for another Christmas blog hop

Yes its the 25th of the month again!!  can you belive it??  The year is just flying past yet again
But it also means its time for another Magnolialicious All year long xmas blog hop!!
Now if you have just happened along to my blog you really should go back to the start, which is Julie Glasgow's blog, so you dont miss any of the gorgeous cards along the way.  But if you are here from Lauren's blog then you are on the right track!
Now here is my card.

Now I have used  '#3003 Santa's Little Helper'.   And Diana has her in stock!!!!  And I have also used 'Christmas letter" and 'Merry Christmas post label".

Paper is by SU, cardstock is plain kraft and ribbon is from my stash.

Now its time to dash off to see what beautiful creation Lisa has for you all to see.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Bizzy Bec's design team

Now I know i broke this news to you yesterday but it was an extremely short post as Wednesdays are back to being a bit of a fizzer around her.  just crazy stuff with kids, school, sports, work etc.  it all just seems to all gather up and dump itself on hump day then we roll down the week to the iykwim.  I'm waffling sorry.

Anywho....Bizzy Bec's is an online store that sells all things for us crafty minded people out there in cyber world.  She sells the most gorgeous flowers, that yummy flower soft stuff that just makes everything that little bit fancier, spellbinder dies, cuttlebug folders, copic pens, doilies!! (OMG and dont we all love them at the moment!) and thats just to mention a few things!
But mostly she sells the most gorgeous STAMPS!!!  Magnolias (have you got your fairytale pre-order in?? ), Whiff of Joy, Sarah Kay, Gillian Roberts, CC Designs and coming soon...Sweet Pea stamps!!!
You just must wander over there and have a gander.  And Bec has the most brilliant service...and I'm speaking from MUCH experience here (just dont tell hubby!!  LOL).

Now I wasnt the only one to be choosen yesterday.  i will be sharing my DT duties with some wonderful and UBER taleted ladies.
Please go visit their blogs and give them some loving and BIG CONGRATS!!!!

Narelle Harrison - unfortunately does not have a blog

Jackie Thomas

Cassandra Bright

And Cheryl Joshua who is the permanaent DTer.

Yay cant wait to start working with you lovely ladies!!

And now to finish this long post with...a card using a sweet CC designs Stamp called Sugarplums Spring Emma which you can go and order from Becs right now!  You might wantto go and order ASAP too because some of the new sugarplums have already sold out!! 

A new Helper...God help me.....

Ok no wI know some of you know that my girl likes to create cards wwith me and has even got her own blog now....but GOD HELP ME...I think i may have another artistic talent in the family...although I think he might be more of a make-up artiste!!!
He was very quiet, and for anyone who has got or had little boys...when things go quiet somethings up!!
I wandered into the loungeroom to find my boys both innocently watching TV and thought...nope they have done something.  I say to them...what are you doing and my youngest one turns to me looking like this.

He had found my Pinecone versacube ink.  And obviously ittasted good!!
believe me it wasnt just over his face it was in his mouth all up his arms and all over his t-shirt and legs!

But doesnt he look proud of himself!!!
Little rat-bag!!
Mind you my ink now works really well when before it seemed to be drying out.  So maybe all it needed was a bit of bubba spit and its all good.  Who knew!!
Mr Flyn did ......and he was just helping his mummy out!!

thanks Mr F!!

And just because the others will get jealous their mugs arent displayed for all to see here they are shots from today!

Mr Jack and Miss Kloe.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010


OMG did I come home from work to the bestest news today!!
Guess who made the design team at Bizzy Bec's!!  Woot Woot!!

O I am so excited!! 
Now I dont officially start until May 1st but woohoo!!!...LOL

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Whats black and white and cute???

Hey did you know that today is international Penguin day??  LOL  no??  Well neither did I ...but it is!!  And we are celebrating it over at Stamptacular Sunday Challenge with this weeks Challenge.

Now dont let the thought of Penguins put you off this challenge.  You dont need to use a penguin on your creation.  Just using black and white is all you need to do to join in with us.  But there are a lot of cute penguins out there that need a little bit of

And the prize this week...well you can win some gorgeous stamps supplied by our very own Paula and some digi stamps from Creations by Penny!  How cool is that!

Now here is my creation.  i have used a digital stamp from Angels Landing.

Cant wait to see what you come up with!!
And dont forget to check out the other design teams creations!!

Saturday, April 17, 2010


Yes my Magnolis Spring kit is here!  It arrived in yesterdays post.  You probably heard me scream!!
i spent about an hour getting all sticky while ez-mounting them and I got straight into inking them up.  OMG they are seriously gorgeous!!!
I have created something with one of the beauties but i cant share it with you all just yet.
Hopefully kiddies will be in bed early tonight (whether they wont to or So mummy can get creating something i can share.!!

But i will share Lady Tilda with just cant see the end product! 
this new lot of stamps so lend themselves to paper pieceing!!!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Mad For Markers challenge

Have you all heard that there is a new site here in Australia that is specialising in Copic MArkers.  Well if you havent i'm here to tell you there is!!  Its Called Mad for Markers.
Now they also have a blog that is full on tips and tricks to do with copics!
And they are having there first colour challenge.  read all about it here!

Now i dont have the correct colours that they are asking for, but I'm using the next best thing and hope that its ok.

They have asked for BG15   R20 and E00.  Now the R20 and the E00 is not a problem but the closest I have to BG15 is BG09.  Actually the only BG I own.  I dont have many copics but Im working on it!!

Anywho....on with my card.  Now I know you are all probably getting sick on seeing Fairytale Tilda and I promise this will be my last card with her for the time being.  Just when I rememberedabout this challenge I already had this one stamped off I just needed to colour it so there you go lol.

Now the copics I have used are as follows:

Dress & Leaves : BG09
Frog : G00, G02
Skin: E11, E00, E000, R20
Roses: R20, RV29
Hair Ribbons: RV29, RV000
Hair: Y08, Y06, Y11

paper is old making memories, cardstock is SU
Sentiment is SU and flowers are from Wild Orchid crafts, with the exception of the purple roses, they are from Scrapbooking Stock.

Now all that brown was seriously not meant to be there, but i dropped my pinecone ink pad onto the white and I have tried to 'fix' it and I use that term loosely.  I had to try something as my E000 has run out and I cant re-do the image.  So what will be will be.

TFL and sorry about all my waffling..I just cant seem to stop

Tuesday, April 13, 2010


is being posted as we speak around the world!!
OMG I so cant wait!!

Did you want a sneaky peak???

Ok you twisted my arm....I got this off a blog..this is not my kit..unfortunately...I am stalking my post lady though in hopes mine will be here very soon.
i have had it ordered since December last year!!  Sigh

ok here is the sneaky peak!!!
(I have edited this to put in a better picture of the kit)

O i just love Edwin as robin Hood and that frog and snail and the sweet tiny Tilda fairy..O my Im going to be in MAgnolia heaven!!!!

Monday, April 12, 2010

Just Magnolia and a rain card to boot

As soon as I saw this 'doiley' punch technique on Claudia's blog I just knew I wanted to try it.
Then I saw the challenge over at Just Magnolia and thought how perfect!!  Punch perfect!!  LOL
So here is my attempt at a home made doiley using the Martha Stewart double loop punch.
Papers are Basic Grey (one of their Xmas ones) and the new Cosmo cricket Material girl.
Lace is a gorgeous Prima one.  Flowers are from Wild Orchid crafts.
Have used Spellbinders fancy labels for the tag and the sentiment is from SU.

And my gorgeous Fairytale Tilda Is from the soon to be released Fairytales range.  I got mine early from the wonderful Diana over at Magnolia-licious.
Tilda is coloured in with a mix of Copics for the skin (E11, E00, E000, and R20) and for the frog (YG67, YG63 and G21).  The frog has also been covered in dimensional magic.
And Pencils with OMS for the rest.  I dont use any fancy pencils either....just the regular kids faber castell ones from any Kmart.  i find they work great!  The OMS melts them perfectly.
And lots of Kindy glitz on her wings!!

Now this is one of my rain cards that Im sending out so if you are looking, and in the rain group, its a bit of pot luck as to whether you will get this one...or not!!   LOL.  I just put them in envelopes then address them so i dont know who gets what either!.


Sunday, April 11, 2010

Spots and Dots

Yes thats the order of the day and this weeks challenge over at Stamptacular Sunday Challenge.
Think you can handle it..pretty easy hey!!  So come on and join us.
We have a great prize this week again!
You can win four...yes 4!!!!! of the most cutest digital images from MelJen's Designs.
She has the most gorgeous images at her etsy shop!
We all got to use one of our choice for our DT examples this week.  i choose "sew Country Bunny".  isnt he just the cutest little bunny you have seen??
I have coloured him with my new copics.
Not sure on the exact colours but i will have a looksy and come back and edit this with the colours ok.
i dont have many so it wont be hard to figure out which ones i

Cardstock and sentiment are SU and the PP is Kaisers Garden Arabesque (i think).  Its definately Kaiser in anycase lol.  I really should write this stuff down!
Ribbon and buttons are from my stash.

I loved this challenge so much that I actually created a second example.
This time I used an Kraftin Kimmie stamp.

Now the recipe on this
i will try and remember.
Coloured again with copicsa nd again i will be back with numbers.
Cardstock and sentiment is from SU
Swirl stamp is a magnolia one.
The green paper with flowers is October afternoon, black with white spots is KAiser.
Not sure on the main green one.
The spellbinders die is Labels 9 and the flowers are from mys tash.  white one is a Heidi Swapp one and the roses came from Bizzy Becs.

Phew think thats all.
Just hope you can join us this week..


Monday, April 05, 2010

MDU shop is now.....

Tickled Pink Stamps!!

yes Kellie's shop has undergone not just a name change but a whole new inventory to boot.

Yes she doesnt just sell Magnolias anymore but Kiki La Rue, sweet November and Kraftin Kimmie with still others to come... FAINTS!!!...OMG isnt that just fabulous news!!

And to celebrate she is having a little competition/candy of sorts on the new blog

You can find out more about it by going here to the new Tickled Pink Stamps blog!!

Sunday, April 04, 2010

My first DT assignment at Stamptacular

Yes its finally here...finally time to say I'm on the design team at Stamptacular Sunday Challenge. Finally time to show you my creation I have made for the wonderful theme we have this week.

SUGAR and SPICE and EVERYTHING NICE!!! Which means girly girly girly!.

What you decide to do is up to you as long as its girly!.. Sounds easy hey...and it is so come along and join in with us!!

This week we are sponsered by the wonderful Bee Crafty . The lovely Merrigan has some wonderful digital stamps on her blog and she is generously giving away three images for the winner...and if you win you can choose the images you want. How cool is that??

And also a $10 gift certificate for Fresh brewed.

Now on with my card. I have used two delighful images from Bee Crafty.

The paper is Kaiser LaDi Da Range. i have used this range as the background and also to paper piece my lovely ladies clothes.

Card stock and ribbon is SU.

Doiley and flowers are from my stash.

Thanks for looking and dont forget to come join us at Stamptacular Sunday Challenge!!!

Celebrate with In2Stamps

and win some awesome candy!!!

Check this out.

Dont you just want to help them celebrate their 6 month anniversary!! And win this amazing candy.

All you need to do is go to In2stamps and follow their directions. Woohoo!!!

Friday, April 02, 2010

Spellcaster Tilda

Great name for this new Miss Tilda. She has certainly cast her spell on me! She is from the new Pirates and Fairytales collection. They should be available to pre-order from lots of places soon. I got mine from Magnolialicious. Diana was so great and got some in for us super dooper early...and they all went like a flash as you can probably imagine!!

Anywho...I have made this card for a few challenges this week. 3 I think is the count. Probably more out there but I didnt write them down. Silly me!

First challenge off the ranks is one for MAgnolia Down Under who wanted real or fake stitching! I actually dragged out the real sewing machine. i know!! Wowsers hey!! i dont know who got the biggest or the sewing machine...and once all the dust was removed...cough sewed like a dream!

Second challenge is for Simon SAys stamp. whose challenge is to distress! Easy peasy I love distressing!! i have used my trusty scissors to scrapped the cardstock and also have used my fav pinecone ink to ink distress as well. o how I love thee Mr Pinecone!!

Third Challenge was a sketch from Cute stamps and cards. My first time entering one of these challenges butthe sketch created by the lovely Claudia just screamed at me to use i did

And on with my creation.

I used very much the same papers as from my last card because they were still sitting out on my desk and i do love purple and green together.

And of course its and easel card because i just love them!! But OMG they are hard to take photos of! Here is my best shot. And my rosebuds werent quite dry and shifted...grrr!! But all fixed now

Ok Nitty Gritty
Papers are KAiser 'Garden arabesque', Basic Grey 'Wisteria", and Making memories range from yonks ago, think it was Olivia or Hannah or something like that.
Spellbinders petite scalloped large ovals , lattice borders and label 4.
Basic grey pearls, SU and CC designs sentiments.
Flowers and ribbon from my stash and leaves were cut on cricut using storybook cartridge.

Spellcaster Tilda was coloured using Copics for skin E11, E00 and E000
and pencils with OMS for the rest.