Sunday, October 31, 2010

Hide and seek..

is the order of the day over at Stamptacular Sunday Challenge this week.  Yes we wantto see you created something that has a hidden feature.  Could be as simple as a tag hiding with a sentiment on it, or a wonderous creation with something hidden inside?  Maybe some yummy somethings??  LOL

We have two wonderful prizes this week.  ROBYN’S FETISH


PRIZE: Winner’s choice of FIVE Digital Products!
And something special from Our Very Own...Dee..And wonderous stamp pack from unity!!

How cool and amazing is that!!!

So come on start thinking and start stamping!!

here is my creation.  i have made my version of a slider card again.  The image is from Robyn's Fetish!!


Here it is with the slider closed
and here with it open.




Ok now get creating because I cant wait to see what you will come up with!!

Winner of my Birthday Candy...

How appropriate to announce my winner on Halloween...LOL
Like there is not enough Candy on a night like tonight..Bwahahahaha!!!  LOL

Ok on with the show.
First i wantto thank all that entered.
i didnt think I would get so many entries!!
i was just going to put names in a hat and pull one out but too many for that!! 
Sooo.......
 i have used Random.org to help me choose my winner

OMG Dee(Sprytebird) thats you hun!!!  Woohoo Congrats.  Will get your prize in the post to you ASAP. I should have your address here with all my Stamptacular stuff.  If not I'll give you a yell!!!

Congrats again!!

Friday, October 29, 2010

Birthday Blog Candy

Ok well as promised here is my very first Blog Candy to celebrate my upcoming birthday.
As well as to thank all my followers and people who regularly visit and comment on my blog entries.
i love you all and want to thank you!!

So here is my Candy.  i hope you like it.  I might also be tempted to add more things..like some more hanglars......you just never know!!!


No rules of stipulations.  If you want to become a follower you can, if you want to spread the word about my candy you can, but its not a requirement to enter.

Just use the linky thingy below (which I hope I got working???  eek)..if noy leave your name in the comments!!

Candy will be drawn the 30th October 2010

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Its a Birthday surprise.....

with a sneak peek of a yummy new Lil Lolita girl!  A new Kellita as well....O my!!!!

But first on to the important stuff.....this week at Lil lolita Boutique Challenge we are asking you to create a birthday card.  How easy is that!!!!

Now the gorgeous Kellie has allowed us to use the super gorgeous new Kellita stamp!!
Here is my creation.

Now I have gone for a bit more than a head shot of the beautiful Kellita...kind of like a half body shot..lol.
i have used the yummy new Cupcake papers from Kaiser...isnt it bright and gorgeous.  i have added lots of sparkle as well.

now.... Would you lie a chance to win this gorgeous new Kellita??  Pop on over to the store blog here for information on how you can win her in either digital or rubber!!  I know how exciting hey!!!

O and dont forget to enter into the challenge by creating a wonderous birthday card for us to oogle over!!!

Monday, October 25, 2010

Its a pink Christmas card

For the Magnolialiscious Christmas All year long Blog hop.  Can you believe its only 2 months til Christmas.  Where has this year gone??  Speeding past at the speed of light!  O my!!!
Anywho..yep its the 25th of the month yet again which means another christmas card blog hop!!
If you have come here from Kathy's blog then you are on the right track!
Next is Lindsy's blog.
And if you get lost on the way you can go back to the start and find your way!

Ok now on with my card.
i have used the super sweet new Tilda needs a hug from the Fall kit.  It is now up for pre-order at Magnolialicious.


Papers are from the yummy Basic Grey Eskimo Kisses 6x6 pad.
Cardstock is SU rose red.
Swirl is a Mgnolia Doohickey die.
Roses, and all of the above products are all available from Bizzy Bec's.
Tilda is coloured with copics and her dress is paper pieced.

Now get hopping!!!

i have used the sketch #125 from friday Sketchers
And also entering into the pink Challenge on Just Magnolia

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Its a colour challenge this week

over at Stamptacular Sunday Challenge!!!  Orange, Lime Green, White/Cream and Plum Purple. Oh, and as an added bonus in celebration of Halloween...feel free to add the color BLACK too! YOU DO NOT HAVE TO CREATE A HALLOWEEN CARD OR PROJECT TO ENTER THIS CHALLENGE! …Oh, and don’t forget to STAMP! Afterall, we don’t call this STAMPtacular Sunday for nothing!


Now seeing as we dont really celebrate Halloween here in Australia, (although the shops seem to be getting more and more into it every year, but not sure its really catching on) i went with the non- halloween option in creating my card.
i have discovered the wonderful images by Kenny k and have used one on my card.

here it is

And a close up of the Download Diva

This close up also shows a bit that the circles on the PP are not black but actually shiny silver.

Flowers and Copics and Doohickey dies used are all available from Bizzy Bec's.

TFL and I cant wait to see your creation!!

Whoops almost forgot to say the prize is from the wonderful Diana over at Magnolialicious and is a cute MAgnolia stamp.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Its sketch time at Lil Lolitas

Yep this week we have a sketch for you to try your skills on at Lil Lolitas Boutique challenge.

i have used the super cute, super fun lovin Hippie Willow.  Dont tell the other Lil Lolitas but i think she is my favourite gal! (*wink*)

 i have to say I'm a bit annoyed that the fence didnt stamp off 100% but o well thats what you get sometimes and its just too bad!!

Here is the sketch for your inspiration!
Sketch #3


paper is from the gorgeous Annalee pad by Prima Marketing.  Flowers and lace are from Bizzy Bec's.
Sentiment Ticket stamp is by Whimsy.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Picnic box with tutorial

Ok so I know its not sunday and lately I just seem to be coming up with excuse after excuse as to being late on sunday sbut seriously i dont know where my weekends go.  This weekend was a nightmare at work and Monday was hubbies 40th birthday and well....life is just too darn busy atm...so i apologise for being late yet again with my Stamptacular Sunday Challenge post.  Eek Miss Cill is going to fire me for sure...lol!!


Anywho the challenge this week is to create anything but a card!!  So get your thinking caps on and create something spectacular because the prize this week is a bag of goodies from lil old me!!  and also 4 digital images from Meljen's Designs!  Wowsers hey!!!

ok here is my OTP.  And after i have even put up instructions on how to create your own!



Isnt it the sweetest little picnic box??  i have used two Tildas from the Cozy Autumn collection!  Both coloured with copics and the paper is Cosmo Cricket.

ok now here is the instructions!!

Cut the following pieces out of cardstock.

1: Handle: 2cm x 30 cm.

2: Yoke: 2cm x 18 cm. On this I scored a line 4 cm in from each side.










3: The box: 18 x 22 cm. On This I score a line 4 cm in from every side. Then cut in along the score lines on the long sides til you meet the next score line so you end up with flaps that you then fold in to form the box.


4. Cover: 20.5 x 10.5 cm. On this you need to score at 3cms and then 9cms from each end.   you should end up with a 2cm section in the middle.  this is where you attach it to the yoke a bit later.  i also used a corner rounder on my ends but this is not necessery.

I would then put the patterned paper on at this point while its easier. You wont need to decorate the yoke bit as you wont see it.

Fold the flaps in on the box and glue to form the base box. Find the centre of the box sides and glue on the yoke piece so that it runs across the middle of the box.

Then you need to attach the lid to your box.  The middle section of your lid gets glued to the yoke.
 
You can then attach the handle.  You can either glue the handle or attch with brads if you want it to move. 
 
And thats it!!  Now decorate to your hearts content!!  And fill with something yummy like chocolates.
 
i'm using mine to give to my daughters teacher as a small christmas gift filled with yummy chocolates and candy canes.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

MAggie Xmas stamps are in the house!!!

Woohoo my FAll kit arrived yesterday and I didnt think i would get a chance to ink them up straight away but last night I made the time...lol.  who needs sleep right??  I hear its very over rated in any case!  LOL

And when i woke this morning..guess what.  Bizzy Bec's now have the Xmas collection up for pre-sale too.  how cool is that!  but you had better run because they are flying out thedoor.  And if you find some are sold out...DONT PANIC..as Bec will have a second pre-order soon ok!!  Click HERE to go straight to them!!
Ok here is my card.


i have used the sketch from Just Magnolia for my card!!

Paper is a 6x6 Basic Grey pad.  Spellbinders beaded Ovals and crochet ribbon from Bizzy Bec's.
Tilda is coloured with copics.

Skin: E11, 00, 000
Suit: E37, 35, 33, 31
Basket: E57, 37, 35
Hearts: r29, 27
Hair: E29, 08, 93
Buttons and gingerbread icing: RV04
Lace: C01

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Here comes Frankie.....

O I get to use the gorgeous new man in town for my creation this week for Lil Lolita Boutique Challenges.
this weeks challenge is to use skulls on your creation.

Now I have take the style of the bookmark holders that Kellie has been making and have used it for my card front.  felt a bit strange creating a long skinny card instead of a square card.

Here is Frankie.























In a bit of a rush so will come back later with details of what I have used.

Cant wait to see your creation!!!

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Sunday yet again...

boy these weeks are just rolling around arentthey...bit scary really how quickly this year is flying past.

Anywho..sunday means Stamptacular Sunday Challenge and this week its all about your B.F.F's...thats Buttons, flowers and using the word friend or friendship!!
Again we are sponsered by the wondeful MFT with a $25 gift voucher!!!

I have used a wonderful image from MFT and have paper pieced it using Kaiser papers.


Sorry quick post from me..had a hell week and another on its way...sheesh...hospitality is the pits at times!!!

Exciting news to report....

Bizzy bec's now has their very own store blog!!  WooHooo!!!!
You can find it right HERE!!!!

And to celebrate Bec has some awesome candy to give away to one lucky follower!!  And its not just open to Australians but everybody...WORLDWIDE!!!!!

And there are some HAnglars as part of the candy!!!!  i kid you not!!!  OMG these are like hens teeth unless you know where to look!!  Soo hope on over there and follow the simple instructions!!

Here is a peek at the CANDY Bec has on offer!


And you might see something else thats real cute in amongst her candy....and I can now announce that they will be appearing soon at Bizzy Bec's.  Super cute Wild Rose studio stamps!!!
Arriving Soon  I mean seriously how cute is this little guy.....and he is one of many and they are not all dragons...but super cute other things as well....but I'm not giving away all the excitement just yet!!

So Go forth to BIZZY BEC"S STORE BLOG NOW!!!!!!

Saturday, October 09, 2010

Magnolia Fall Kit Sneak Peek

Well a bit more of a sneak...the whole thing!!




Picture is Thanks to Tara from Happily Ever Crafting!!

Hmmm....that tree looks a bit suss???

Think I'm grunging right now.....

Ok so my last grunge card for Bizzy Bec's competition was a bit on the squeaky clean and cute side...I just couldnt get it in my head right...but I think I have swung it now...well maybe...lol.  let me know what you think??  More grunge this time???


Now the red crochet piece isntthat red in real life.  i have put heaps of walnut ink on it but it just isnt photoing that way.  Silly camera!!

See that yummy paper..well its actually christmas paper!!  true!!  its from the Basic Grey 6x6 Jovial pad available at Bizzy bec's!!  It has some yummy papers in it and really not that christmassy that you cant use it for other stuff.  my sweet Hanglars clothes are all paper pieced using papers from the pad too!!
Now thatred lace, black flower ribbon and that gorgeous black rose are all available from Bizzy Becs too!!
Face and shoes are coloured with copics which Bec also has for sale.

And dont forget the Wags and Whiskars stamps are now available to order!!!  Go now!!!
get the ones you want before they fly out the door!!!

i am also entering this card into the following challenges.
I normally dont do this but thought..o why not!!!
Wild Orchid Challange (can you see the stitching??  its there!!)
Lovely HAnglar Only (seasons, well i used christmas papers  :) )

TFL
and dont forget to hope onover to Becs, enter the competition and do some serious shopping!!

Thursday, October 07, 2010

October is.....

BIRTHDAY MONTH here for my hubby and me.
So watch this space for my very first CANDY!!!

Coming soon......

Something this way comes....

And tehy are gorgeous...well as gorgeous as some spooky kind of Lil Haunts can be......Yes there are some new additions to the Lil Lolita range and just in time for Halloween!!!!
Jeez I'm totally loving the name too..Lil haunts..how cool is that!!!!

And this weeks challenge at Lil lolita Boutique is to use Black, purple and Orange......fabbo colours with these cute spooks in mind!!!!
Here is my card....i got to use the cutest witch....Lylah!


i have used copics to colour her with....now I did do her skin normal colour (E11, E00, E000) but then thought she was just too cute to spook so i ghoulished her up a bit by going over her skin with G00.  I think it worked a treat.  what do you think?? and with her G14 eyes i think she is going to be the rockingest chick at the ghoul party!!
i have used Cosmo Cricket papers, and the house is a clip art one I found and printed on the Orange paper which is from Basic grey.  the cobweb and bat were cut on my cricut.

So come join us at Lil Lolita Boutique this week and show us you colour creations!  Cant wait to see what you come up with!!!

Other copic colours i have used are

All purples - V12, V15, V17
All blacks -  C7, C5, C3, C1
Oranges- outfit - R05, R02, R00 and pumpkin YR04, YR02

Monday, October 04, 2010

Layers of Grunge.....

Ok fess up...who stole sunday???  one day it was saturday and I went on a glorious drive with my family to the beautiful copper Coast (in SA).  Spent the day in the wonderful spring sun, playing on every playground we could find. had the best day!!
then woke up the next morning having to once again toddle off to work.  had the day from hell, came home, fed and bathed everyone and promptly went to bed!!!
then woke up this morning and realised ...damn i forgot yesterday was Sunday.  maybe it was the change to daylight savings time that confused me......maybe i was in a state of euphoria still from my wonderful saturday.....in anycase sunday came and went and I missed it!!!
Missed announcing to you all that the Stamptacular Sunday challenge is for you all to use layers on your creations.  At least 5!!!  Easy Peasy for me as i LOVE layering!!!  And the prize this week is the winners choice of a single stamp from the Greeting FArm!

Now i"m also using this card to announce the October competition over at Bizzy Bec's.  this month we want to see all your grunginess on your cards. DT Member Narelle has kindly donated some gorgeous GOODIES this month..Valued At $30.. Competition is open till the end of October..Now I really struggled with this and still think i completely missed the mark...lol.  but PROMISE to do better with my next creation.  i think I'm a bit confused between distressing and grunge..there is a fine line I think.  Maybe you can show me your craetions to help me clear it up.!!!

Anywho here is my card after all of that!!


Gorgeous lace and tassel trim, roses and cherry blossoms all available from Bizzy bec's!  Spellbinders label 11 and Magnolia doo-hickey swirl are also available to order from Bizzy bec's!  And see that embossed panel.  it was created using the wonderful new Craft Concept embossing folders that Bec now has in stock!  they are so easy to use and they embossed really deeply making the iamge really pop!!
Now to make my card 'grunge' I really tried to ink up everything!!  But still think its a bit clean.....lol

Watch this space i will endeavour to do better!!!  LOL

And to finish off...dont forget to enter over at Stamptacular and also enter at Bizzy Bec's!!!.

phew.....and Happy Holiday monday!!  Even though I had to work yet again!!!  Sigh!!!

And a couple photos from my wonderful saturday!!!




Friday, October 01, 2010

O yummy mail came today!!!

My new Maggies!!! Woot Woot!!   I love getting new stuff it just kind of gives the ol mojo a kick up the backside...lol.
So much so I just had to ink them up and get cracking!!!   This is card number one....number two is only half done.  Will have to finish it tomorrow.  Too tired now cant colour inside the lines..lol


Nearly all this gorgeous product is from the super wonderful Bizzy Bec's.
The gorgeous Circus Tilda and Cicus Horse is from the new Cherries and apples collection.
The gorgeous roses, big and little and the cherry blossoms, also the leaves.. All from Bec's.
See that amazing tassel ribbon, which isnt this bright IRL..GRR!! and that lace and braid....Yep all from Bec's!!  Have you been there lately and seen all this gorgeousness??
The spellbinder is the new Lacet circle one and guess who can order it in for you..Yep Bec's!!  LOL
The yummy paper I have used is Basic Grey's 6x6 Olivia pad...any guessing where I got it??  LOL

I tell you Bizzy Bec's is a one stop shop!!!
So hop on over there!!  Now!!!!   LOL


And one more bit of exciting news..guess whats coming to Bizzy Bec's very soon.......



I so want that ADORABLE little fairy in the corner...lol.  watch out Credit card yet again.
O well the kids dont need Christmas presents this year do they??