Sunday, May 30, 2010

Life's a Beach.....

Wasnt that the name of an australian Crawl album???...hmmm..think so...but i
Its also the theme this week at Stamptacular Sunday Challenge.
Yes we want you to create a card or project that has a beach theme, or at least use beachy type colours.

The prize this week is a $10 voucher to Shirley's 2 girls digital shop.  She has some great images to choose from.  She was kind enough to supply us design team with an image each.  This is the one i got...its called "Mercat".

I have coloured her in with copics, except for her fishy bits which is yummy doodlebug glittery cardstock.
Paper is a piece of Basic Grey's Wisteria range.

Thanks for looking and get to it with creating your own creation and dont forget to share with us!!!

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Another nestie card...

Gee I must say I am loving making these cards from the nestabilities.  They are just so cute and so quick and easy to make.
When my order came from Bizzy Bec's the other day with my new Large Scalloped circle I just instantly thought....easel
Call me strange but thats

Now again photo is not the best.  No idea where the camera was think it was having a bad day. maybe I need to charge the battery??
Anywho..its  You can still see it!

Although the side view one looks ok.  Maybe i just need to give up trying to get a good shot of an easel card?? Ya think? about the recipe.
Image : Tiulda blowing Fairydust
Minature hearts and small beaded hearts,
Rosebuds, ribbon, leaf and cherry blossom
All from Bizzy Bec's.
Sentiment's are from SU.
i have used labels 12 and large scallop nestie dies.
Yummy glittery cardstock paper is by Doodlebug.
Tilda is coloured using copics
Skin : E11, 00, 000 and R20
HAir: E57, 35, 31
Clothes: V17, 15, 13.

Now I have to admit this was not my idea to have Tilda blowing the hearts instead of fairydust.  i saw it on someone else's blog.
If it was you please step forward and tell me so i can acknowledge you :)

i am entering this card into MDUC for this week. They are calling for a shaped card.


o what a giveaway...

Do you love LOTV stamps??  If you do and you would love to try and win the new lot then go over to their blog and enter!!
Here is a look at what you can win!  O my!!!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Time for another Xmas blog hop!!!

Yep its the 25th day of the month yet again...bit scary how quickly these months are flying past!!!
But anways seeing as its the 25th..its time for another Xmas card blog hop with the Magnolialicious Christmas all year long card group.

Now if you have just stumble across my blog you really need to go to the start and see all the delicious eye candy of christmas cards along the way.  You can start here.  if you have come from Lauren's blog then you are on the right track.

I have used Tilda holding present and teamed her up with Basic greys Eskimo Kisses paper.  Its a bit basic but I'm trying to think of postage costs come Christmas time.

Tilda is coloured with copics,
My limited colours is starting to show as my images are starting to look all the
Hopefully soon i will be able to get some more!

i have also used the sketch from Just Magnolia as my inspiration!

Now next on the blog hop is Marcia.

Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Pearls and swirls...3rd post today!!!!

did that get your attention??  Besides flowers every girl loves her pearls and swirls!!   LOL

Well why not make a card with them this week and join us at Stamptacular Sunday Challenge!!
Great prize this week too!  A $25 voucher to Simon Says Stamp!  How cool is that!!!  So come on get out all your pretties and join us!

This week i have used a gorgeous stamp from LOTV which is called Rosy Posey.  Isnt she just too cute??
She is coloured with copics. 
i did this card a few weeks ago so sorry i dont remember the colours.
Papers are from outside in Basic grey, Cosmo cricket and Making Memories.
Circle die is a Nellie Snellen one.  Love these dies!!
Doily is from Bizzy Bec's!  Super yummy one!
the leaves are also from Bec's.
Gorgeous pink swirl is a Prima one I have had for ages and the lace/ribbonis from my stash.
Sentiment is unknown...maybe a Hero Arts cling clear one?  No longer have the packet for it..sorry!

Thanks for dropping by!
Now go forth and create your own.

Another card for today...

And this time its a maggie!  LOL
I was asked by a lady i work with to make a card for her MIL.  She asked me when i was just finishing work for the day and wanted it by the next about pressure lol!!
And luck had it that when i got home from work I had my new stamps from Bizzy Bec's waiting for me!!  Woot Woot.
So this is what I came up with...using Dancing Tilda!.

The gorgeous papers are KAiser Devonshire collection 6x6 pad.
Flowers are prima, exceptthe cherry blossoms which you can get at Bizzy Bec's.
You can also get some gorgeous doilies and the swiss dot cuttlebug folder from Becs too!
Sentiment is SU and ATS.

Sorry the photo isnt great, took it at 6am, just before i had to head off to
Sun wasnt even up so had to use flash....eeek!


My try at feathering..

Hmmm..not sure if you can see in the photo but have tried my hand at feathering with my copics.  I think it looks ok.  Think I need lots more  It wont happen over night but it will happen!  LOL

I havent put a sentiment on this card yet as Im not really sure on what i want to use it for.
Thinking a belated birthday card know along the lines of "Alas i missed your birthday" type of thing.
Have to think on

Now I have used the sketch from Friday Sketchers
and am also entering in The Burtonesque Dolls., who want black flowers and skulls
And MAd for Markers lol..who wanted the feathering.

Now Recipe:
Paper is Basic Grey Eva and Origins 6x6 pads
Image is coloured with copics.  Sorry i didnt take not of colours.
 Brown leaves and  Cherry blossom Flowers are from Bizzy Becs. they were white
but i coloured them with copics. 101
The others are from my stash.  the bigger one was once white too and i coloured it with distress inks victorian velvet.
The scroll is from my new MArianne creatables dies.!  Love these!!


Saturday, May 22, 2010

lovely flowers

Hey did you know that Jane gives away yummy flowers on her blog on fridays??  Well she does!
And Bev gives away a MAgnolia stamp from hers!!  On saturdays!!
All sponsered by the amazing Simon Says!
Got to be in it to win it!

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Hanglars are here...

and I just had to ink them up.  I loved the sketch over at Friday sketchers so I had to give it a go.
I have also come to the conclusion that I really need some more copics.  My colours are too limiting!!
Lucky i had just brought the new Kaiser Utopia papers which go great with my limited

Image: Hanglar and sentiment is ATS
Papers are Kaiser Utopia collection 6x6 pad
Flowers are Kaiser, green tara and old Prima. 
Tiny rosebuds are from Bizzy Bec's as is the grosgrain ribbon. 
Small purple heart embellishments, and the leaf are also from bec's.
And watch out for the pearl sprays which will be available from there soon.
 Sparkly centre is a new Prima centre.

Hanglar stamp is coloured with copics on Cryogen white curious metallic paper.

Monday, May 17, 2010

wanna do some shopping??

Silly question to ask any hot blooded woman really..but do ya??  Well head on over to Bizzy Becs because she has just got in a heap of yummy stuff...and has added some cool stuff for pre-order too.

Paper doilies...9 designs to choose (including a rather delish pink heart!!)from but hurry they are selling like HOT CAKES!!
New CC designs stamps...all in stock and ready to go!!  All the new spring ones and at 255 off...whats holding you back??
new flowers..including some stunning gardenias...OMG they are a must have..and special layered ones too!!!
But again be quick some have already sold out...but more are on their way!!  but still go grab what you can!
Alota stamps....these are fantastic for all your sitting Maggies!!  Totally fabulous....go look at them and you will want i just know you will!
Hat Pins....jus the perfect decoration to go in all your flower clusters adorning your sweet cards..go grab while they are still there to!
6x6 paper packs...bec has done up some gorgeous packs with some super yummy papers ..the perfect size for cards too!!!

Not to mention more great stuff has been added to the sell off section, Sarah kay stamps are at 25% off and brads and buttons are at 50% off.

Did you also know that Bec has got a special Magnolia Cristmas stamp order happening.  yep if there are any Christmas stamps you want with your favourite Tilda or edwin just drop Bec an email and she will do her darnest to try and get them in.  Some other older Maggies are also up for pre-order.

And to all you lucky peeps who pre-ordered the Fairytale collection...yay they are here!!  1st and 2nd order!!  So why not use your newest MAggies to create a delish card and enter into the competition!!  You dont want to miss out do you?

Here is a card i made using Lady Tilda from the Fairytale collection.  I have made this card using Spellbinders nestabilities label 9 which you can get from Bizzy Bec's.  Flowers and stick pins and those super cute silver flower centres are also from Bec's!  Not to mention the yummy bling, also available from Bec'  Fancy that!

Yep another easel card.  I'm so loving makingthese tiny little creations!!  So cute and so quick to make. I have paper pieced Tildas dress using Basic Greys new Cappella papers.  Just yummy hey!
Skin and hair are copics and the sentiment is from SU and it fits perfectly into this nestie!!

Thanks for reading my waffle!!!

Hug a tree!!!

Hey did you know that its world tree day??  No, LOL well neither  did I but it is!!  So go hug a tree!!!
And when you come back inside goo wander over to Stamptacular Sunday Challenge and enter into this weeks challenge which is to use a tree on your creation!
And if you happen to win you can choose four digi stamps from MELJENS!!  and trust me her stamps are awesome!!  I have quite a few in my collection!!

Now i myself was a bit stumped (lol no pun intended) with this challenge as you see I had no tree stamps.  I found a few on the web but wasnt quite what i had in mind.  Then my wonderful friend Trish came to my rescue with her SU tree stamps.  Thanks hun you saved my skin.(or should that be bark!!  LOL)

Anywho here is my card made using Sherwood Edwin.

Stamps: Sherwood Edwin and SU's Lovely as a tree set
Doiley was a gift from the lovely Angie Hunt
Paper : Prima but not the pretty side with the flowers lol. (gotta love DS paper tho hey!!)
Ribbon from my stash.
CS: Bazzill Kraft and chocolate chip SU
Edwin is coloured using copics.
Skin is E11, 00, 000 and R20
Green bits: YG 67, 63 and G21
Brown bits: E 47 and 31 (i use the tip blending technique as i dont have a middle brown colour)

Thats it.  cant wait to see you creations!!!

Friday, May 14, 2010

Visions of Sugarplums

I received my DT kit from Bec the other day and so wanted to get straight into it but life got in the way as it sometimes does..GRRR!!!  LOL
But i have eventually gotten around to creating something.
I saw a card awhile back on Debby4000's blog and loved it.  She had made it with labels 4 nestabilities.  A friend of mine made one a few days ago so I could see it in person and I fell in love with it.  Its so small but O SO CUTE!!!  i knew I had to give it a go so I went staight home from work and made it.  Was really quick as you cant put much on it but so effective, well I think it is.
So her is my wee baby, made with the gorgeous Lil Bug Emma Sugarplums stamp from Bizzy Bec's.  And if you just fall in love with her, which I know you will you can head straight over to Becs shop and buy her!!  She is in stock at the go for it!!  O and she is also on sale right whats stopping you??? I have linked her to Becs to make it easy for you....snigger.

Ok enough waffling here is my card
Is it just me who has incredible problems taking photos of easel cards???
Here it is side on anways

(edited to add better photo )

Doesnt help that I think the camera focused on the wall and not the card..grr...might have to go take another today and change it.
But anyways isnt she cute???

I have used Leaves, cherry blossoms (Bec has a new shipment just in..lots of yummy colours!!!). Swiss Dots cuttlebug embossing folder and nestabilities label 4 all which you can find over at Bizzy Bec's.
And can you see her hair ties??  And the pearls I have put next to the sentiment??
they are from the new range that Bec has now in stock from Flourish with a bling!!  Gorgeous I'm telling you!!!

And have you entered into the competition over at Bec's??
Well you should because you can win some on these yummy pearls with lots of other yummy goodies from flourish with a bling and some sweet pea stamps!!
So go forth create and enter.!!!

Sunday, May 09, 2010

Its Sketch time ...

Yep this week over at Stamptacular Sunday Challenge we have a sketch to help you create your masterpiece.  I love working with sketches as they always seem to give my creative mojo a booster

and the prize this week is a $20 voucher for Stamp and Create.  Pretty cool hey!!
Here is my take on the sketch.

Once again I have used the beautiful Fairytale princess Tilda from the just released Fairytale collection.
I have coloured her using pencils and OMS.
I have used some Distress icicles on her wings.
Sentiment is from SU

I have used labels 9 nestabilitie die and swirls cuttle bug folder,
Cherry blossoms and Roses all available from Bizzy Bec's.
Bec has just listed some new flowers too and still more to come so keep on eye out at her shop.
We all love our flowers!!!

Leaves were cut using my cricut, not sure on which cartridge sorry and i'm too tired to jump up and have a  Paper is Basic Grey Wisteria collection. Cardstock is from SU.
Pearls and ribbon is from my stash.

Anywho..its been a busy and crazy Mothers Day here and I'm tired and need to hit the sack.

i hope you can join us this week, cant wait to see your interpretation of this sketch!

Saturday, May 08, 2010

Tickled pink...

The first challenge is up over at tickled pink stamps blog!  And its a great sketch by Kellie!
Now i had already coloured in this fabbo Kraftin kimmie stamp last night and knew I had to make it into a birthday card today and Kellies sketch was just perfect.
So here it is!!

Also going to enter this into the Mad for MArkers all one colour challenge. ( I hope they dont mind I did sneak in a bit of green...snigger!)

Friday, May 07, 2010

Blog Candy at Spesch stamps!

Yep Tracey has some tumminess to give away over at Spesch stamps.
Here is a picture of what you can win.
Pretty amazing hey!!
So why not duck over there and enter!!

Woot Woot

For lovers of Hanglar and Stanglar......look what i have coming!!
All the brand spanking new ones just released!!!  how happy do you think i am...woot woot!!!

A Mingle and entry for MDUC

Ok Marciava please do not look any further if you dont want to see your Mingle card!!
I have used the fabulous sketch over at MDUC to create my mimgle card for this month.  Its a fabulous sketch created by Kellie herself!!  How clever is she!!

Now theres something a wee bit different about this card!  When i was in my local Kmart the other day I saw what I thought was square envelopes and i thought..yay!!  So I grabbed them, and not having my glasses on I didnt really read the  Well when i got home they arent envelopes but Pouchette invitations.  So i thought OMG what am I going to do with them.  But the card above is what I came up with.
Whats a Pouchette invitation I hear you ask.  Well its basically a folded card.
Heres some photos that I hope explains it better.

Dont they look great!!! I was extremely happy when i thought up what to do with

Now for card recipe

The Tilda I have used is called Tilda with 3 flowers and she was from this years Easter collection.  Did you manage to snag her??  If not I have wonderful news for you!!  Over at Bizzy Bec's she is having a customer request order for some older or missed out on Magnolias and this Tilda just happens to be one you can order!  So if you missed out go and grab her she is such a versatile stamp!
She is coloured in with copics.  i will listt hem below for you all.
The fence is from the ATS's spring stamp kit and the sentiment is a SU one.
Papers are a bit of a mixture.  The yellow dotted on is october afternoon, the purple and blue bit are Crate I think.
The doiley is an old one i had floating around.  But if you want some doilies you can get some really nice ones over at Bizzy Becs!

Ok copic listing

Tilda Skin E11, 00, 000, R20
Hair, shoes and fence E 47, 31
hat and dress bits, YR04, 61
Dress V 17, 15, 12
Grass and leaves YG 67, 63, G21
Daisy flowers Y08, 06 and YR04
Tulip flowers YR04, RV29, 23

Think thats all!

Wednesday, May 05, 2010

Sherwood Edwin steps up....

and is my entry into the new Mad for markers competition which is to use shades of the one colour.
Well I dont have that many copics yet (working on it so I was a bit limited.  i havve 3 shades of pink or 3 shades of green.  Now I've done LOTS of girly cards so I thought a boyish one might be in shades of green it was.
Sherwood Edwin stepped up and said...hey how about inking me up and colouring me in shades of green!  done I said!   LOL  Although i couldnt bring myself to give him green hair so a bit of brown snuck

i have also used the sketch from Friday sketches to create my card.

Copics used are
Skin E11, 00, 000 and R20
Hair E49, 31
clothes etc : YG67, 63 G21.
Shadow is Distress ink Peeled paint

Paper is by Bo Bunny and buttons from my stash
Scalloped circle stamp is a Hero Arts one.


Whiff of Joy Giveaway

Have you seen the new Whiff of Joy 'Get well' stamps that have been previewed around blogland?
Did you want to win a set, yes a complete set??
Go to Katharina's blog and she has all the details on how you can win!

Tuesday, May 04, 2010

Bling baby Bling!!!

Did that get your attention???  Ok so...did you want to win some bling???  Like a gorgeous pack with $50 worth of bling???  And a couple of gorgeous Sweet Pea stamps as well???  Wouldnt that just make your day??
Now I'm sure i have your attention  What girl doesnt love bling?  LOL
Well if you head on over to Bizzy Bec's shop she has all the details on how you can enter..and a picture of the amazing prize!!!  And I just know that once you see the prize you will be itching to enter and I dont blame you!!!  And I'm going to tease you and not show you the prize...snigger....You are just going to have to wander over to Bizzy Bec's and have a looksy!!

Ok enough do you enter and what do you need to create I hear you ask...well its pretty simple.  You must be a customer of Bizzy Bec's and you need to create a card with "Embellishments and Bling".. Pretty simple hey!
And Bec has it all set up with Mr Linky so its all pretty straight forward to link your creation from your blog.
And if you dont have a blog you can still enter.  Just email your creation to Bec at
with May Competition as your subject.

This is my card I made for this challenge.

Isnt she the cutest hugging her sweet bear??
She's a Gillian F Roberts stamp and she can be found at Bizzy Bec's.
Roses, rosebuds, flower fillers,  doily and ribbon can also be found at Bec's.
And did you know she also sells the wonderful Large scalloped nestabilitie I have used??
Well she does!!!

My sweet girl is coloured using copics.
Skin is  E11, 00, 000 and R20
Skirt and socks B05, 02, 00
Shoes, hair ribbon and shirt RV29 23, 21
Bear V17, 15, 12, 00
Hair Y11, 08, 06

And you can get your copics at Bizzy Bec's too!!!  She certainly has a plethora of products to tempt us with..So what are you waiting for!!!  Go forth to Bizzy Bec's and do some shopping and enter the competition!!!

Sunday, May 02, 2010

A celebration for mums!

Thats the challenge this week at Stamptacular Sunday Challenge!

So if tyou havent made your mum a Mothers DAy card yet now is the time to get to it!!!
And we have an awesome prize this week!
A $25 gift voucher to STAMPING BELLA!!! I know how rocking is that!!!
Wish I could enter in hopes to win!!

For My card I have made another easel card.. i know shocking hey!!  LOL but I LOVE them and they are so effective!!  Just horrid to try and take photos of!
I have used 'Prom Queen Tilda' from the soon to be released collection.  i thought she was a fitting image as my mum is always my Queen.  the lady i cant live without!

and the side view!
The papers are from the new Kaiser range 'Tea at Elsies' , as is the 'Love' tag and the bracket thingy that holds the easel in place.The  crochet ribbon is from May Arts.
The pearl swirl is a Prima e-line one as is the small pearl cluster.
I have used Spellbinders Fancy tags for the sentiment, which is computer generated.

Tilda is coloured using the following copics
Skin : E11, E00, E000 and R20
Dress and Shoes : B05, B02, B00

hair is coloured with pencils and OMS.
I have also used a clear sparkly gelly roll pen on her crownn and edges of her dress.

TFL and I hope you join us to celebrate our mums!!!!