Thursday, 30 September 2010

LLB - Sketch Challenge

I feel very bad to have to tell you today that I was unable to get my card finished in time for this weeks challenge.

I had all intentions of sitting down yesterday afternoon to make my card but time did not allow and in my mind I thought that's OK can make it Thursday morning, before work, but once again time did not allow ( I have found that with the kids home on holidays they need to come first so if it means sitting down and playing some games and reading with them, well so be it.)

This week Kellie has provided a fantastic sketch which I am just itching to play with. I am hoping that I will get to make it on Saturday when my hubby is watching the rerun of the grand final (he is an avid collingwood supporter and I don't think I can handle sitting with him again watching it especially if they loose!).

Now don't forget to stop by LLB and check out the fabulous cards made by the super talented ladies. Also the lucky winner of Jackie's handmade flowers is listed. Thanks to everyone who joined in with our stitching challenge there was so many fantastic entries.

Now tonight we are kid free, YEAH, so off for some quality time with my hubby.

Thanks for stopping by and as I mentioned I hope to have my card for you on Saturday.

Until next time xoxo

Wednesday, 29 September 2010

Finally I got to play with my Magnolia's

Yey I am super excited after months of great intentions to use my Magnolia's (especially the lot I have been purchasing) I have finally managed to make a card with one. I love the Magnolia stamps, they were one of the first stamps that drew me away from Stampin Up, but for some reason I always struggle to make a good card with one.

This week at Magnolia Down Under the challenge is to use lace and flowers, well hello that is super easy for me as I LOVE my lace and am becoming more partial to flowers too. I then decided to combine it with this weeks challenge at Just Magnolia which is a sketch by the fabulous Dawny.

I just love this stamp. From the moment I saw it I knew that I had to have it! The papers also I think are just perfect for Magnolia Stamps.

Anyhow I am also entering this into:

Pile it On - Cute and Charming
Little Red Wagon - Glitter
Stamp Scrap and Doodle - Stitches
Charisma Cardz Challenges - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by, until next time xoxo

Stamp by Magnolia coloured with Copics and edged with watercolour crayons
Papers - Jack n Jill Collection from Prima
embellishments - magnolia doohickery flourish, flowers, lace, ribbon, kinder glitz, pearls
Other elements - hand stitching

Thursday, 23 September 2010

Its all about the Stitches!

That's right this week the challenge at LLB is Stitches, now that can be real stitching,  faux stitching what ever takes your fancy. I can't wait to see what you all come up with.

Now this weeks prize has been donated by none other than our Jackie. Be sure to pop over to LLB to see what she has donated and to see our winner and top picks from last weeks challenge.  I wish I could enter for the prize myself!

Now if you know me you would know for me to use stitching is not much of an ask as I always seem to add some into my cards. It feels incomplete when I don't.

Sorry for the short post today but it is school holidays so I am short for time... Hope you are all surviving the holidays I love the lazy mornings spent with the kids.

Don't forget to stop by each of the DT's blogs to take a peek at what else they have been up to and if you get a chance leave them some lovin.

Thanks for stopping by, until next time xoxo

Stamps - Lil Lolita from Tickled Pink
coloured with copics - Eoo, E21, R20, R11, R00, C7, C5, C3 and C1.
Papers from the "I Do" Collection from American Crafts
Embellishments - Paper Dollie from Tickled Pink, ribbon, lace, pearl sprays and Prima blingy thingy!

Sunday, 19 September 2010

Just for fun...

It seems that over the last week with my daughter being sick I have had lots of time for stamping and as a result I have been able to make some cards just for fun. Although having said that there is never a time that I make a card and it is not fun. 

So I was scrolling through Bizzy Becs the other day and found another challenge site - Creatalicious Challenges and immediately put it in my favorites, I am a sucker for challenge sites especially Australian based ones. I then noticed that the current challenge running is a colour challenge being, pink, brown and green and as luck would have it I had a image coloured in pink and green already. 

With that decided I picked a sketch being this weeks challenge at Sketch Saturday and off I went and this is what I came up with:

I am pretty chuffed with how this card turned out and just love this image from Whiff of Joy, it is too cute.

I am also entering this card into the following challenges:

I hope everyone is enjoying their weekend.

Thanks for stopping by, until next time xoxo

- Stamp - Dreamy Willow with flowers by Whiff Of Joy which I purchased from Bizzy Becs
- Coloured using Copic Markers- Hair E13, E11, Y11, Y21, E97, Dress - R85, R83, R81, YG96 &  YG91,  Boots - E47, E71, E77, Pants - E53, E51, E50, Skin - E00, E21, R20
- Papers by October Afternoon, Stampin Up Kraft & Chocolate chip Cardstock
- Embellishments- Flowers, ribbon and pearls
- Other elements - hand stitching, paper piercing, ink smudging on edges of Kraft and scalloped punched edge.

Thursday, 16 September 2010

Lil Lolita Boutique Challenge 15 - Buttons

Do you ever have a day where does not matter what you do you can just not get your card to work. Well that was me today. I had great visions for my card and that vision included lots of buttons to showcase our challenge this week but in the end I only ended up with a measly 2! Oh well on the upside I got to use my new magnolia doohickeys (yippee arrived in the mail as I was making the card ) and I do still actually like my card!!

That is our challenge to you this week is to use buttons you can use lots, like my fellow DT members, or very little like me! As long as it has buttons on in that is all the matters.

Be sure to pop over to LLB and see if you are our winner from last week and to check out all the other fabulous cards. While you are there clickon the link for details about Tickled Pink's birthday celebrations.

Thanks for stopping by, until next time xoxo

Wednesday, 15 September 2010

A few challenges in one

So I set off today to make a card using my magnolia stamp so I could do the fab sketch over at Magnolia Down Under this week. As it turned out I was halfway through and realised that my papers were not going to match my image so I scrapped the idea of making it a magnolia card and used one of my Mo Manning Digital images instead. I then saw that the challenge over at Bizzy Bec's this month is cheerful spring which suited my image perfectly. I had actually coloured this up a few days ago so it made my card a lot quicker to make.

Now this is a bit darker than it is in real life but as luck has it the weather has turned again and there is no sunshine to be seen!

I am also going to enter this card in the following challenges:

-    Stamp Something - Spots & Stripes
-    Totally Gorjuss - flowers

Thanks for stopping by, until next time xoxo

Stamp - image from Mo's Digital Pencil
Coloured using copic markers
Papers - October Afternoon and black cardstock
Embellishments - flowers and ribbons
Other elements - hand stitching and paper piercing

Sunday, 12 September 2010

Papertake Weekly Sketch

It feels like it has been ages since I have got to make a card for a Papertake Weekly challenge so I was excited that this week when I had decided to join I discovered that it was a sketch. There is something about Dawny's sketches that appeal to me.

Last night we celebrated two of my beautiful nieces birthdays. This year Caitlyn is turning 7 and I wanted to make a card for a little girl who is quickly growing up and thought my TGF Tuesday stamp would be perfect. In hindsight maybe the card ended up a little to old for her (perhaps because I used lots of my favorite, black) but she still loved it anyhow. Although she was a little perplexed when she opened it to read that it was blank ( in my haste to get it finished and the present wrapped, I had forgotten to write something inside!)

I am also entering this card into this weeks challenge at Creative Inspirations - Lace and sparkle. Now I promise there is sparkle on this card, you can see a little on the tiara and I also used my shimmer mist on the flowers but as per usual it does not show up in the photo.

Well i better be going we are soon off to mum and dads for our weekly dinner. We have had such a great today mum, my sister and I taking the kids down to the beach so they could ride their scooters on asphalt as they say!!! We live on the hill and there is not much flat asphalted area for the kids to ride their scooters so they relish these sort of days.

Thanks for stopping by, until next time xoxo

Stamp - The Greeting Farm - Creeper Crew - Tuesday
Coloured with Copic markers
Webster and kaisercraft paper, lace, ribbon, pearls and flowers (sprayed with shimmer mist) 
 stitching, distressing and ink smudging

Thursday, 9 September 2010

Lil Lolita Boutique Challenge Number 14 - Music Sheet

Hi there everyone I hope this post finds you all well.

Thank you to everyone who took part in our challenge last week we had so many fantastic entries I know that it was a hard pick for the top spots. Be sure to pop over to to see who the winners. It is also an exciting week this week as we have some of our new DT joining us already. Welcome ladies I look forward to working alongside you all and getting to know you.

This weeks challenge is to use music on your card. You will see by the examples from all the DT's cards that there is so much diversity in this challenge. I love it! I have to say after finishing all my extra work I really enjoyed sitting down this week and taking my time making my card. I have loved all the cards Amy has been making lately using the head shots and finally decided to give it a go.

I have also been trying to do the hair like Amy does, the way you can see strands, and although this is far from perfect I think I am starting to get there.

Anyhow as I said I had heaps of fun making this card as I could sit back and take my time.

Thank you for stopping by, until next time xoxo

Stamps - Kellita digi
Coloured using Copics
October Afternoon Papers
Lace, ribbon, flowers, pearls
Hand stitching and EK Success Punch

Monday, 6 September 2010

Happy Fathers Day (well a little belated)

Yesterday was fathers day here in the Land of Oz which of course means more male cards. You may remember from last post that I don't particularly like making male cards but seeming I have been dying to use the Mo Manning Digi for dad for ages I was really excited to sit down and make this card.

Since I was a kid my dad has been a railway enthusiast. He has been making model trains and tracks for years (started in the 000 gauge and in the last 10 years or so gone to 0 gauge). I remember he used to go to a fellow modelers house every Tuesday and help with making a railway track and just work on his own projects. I remember going to the railway modelling show at Camberwell Town Hall with him watching all the trains go round and round. I also remember that once a year all these men (generally a bit older than dad) coming along to our house for a meeting where they would all sit around and talk trains! He still has his meeting at home now 2 times a year, one for each gauge he does, and loves nothing more than wake up early on a weekend and go to his railway room and work on his trains. Mum and Dads garage has an awesome track in it that he has been building for years and the kids love it when he sets it all up for his meeting as they get to watch grandads trains.

It is because dad has such a passion for his hobby that he can actually appreciate my hobby of making cards and the excitement over things that normal people just stare at you blankly for. 

Anyhow you will see why the card I made for my dad was just perfect for him and I am proud to say that he really liked it!

I had so much fun colouring in this image, I am in love with Mo Manning's images.

So I have finished my 3 weeks of full time work, thank god, and can now enjoy getting back into my normal routine. I have a sick one home from school today so it is a perfect opportunity to sit down, rug up and make a card.

Thanks for stopping by, until next time xoxo

Stamp - The engineer digi stamp from Mo Digital Pencil
Coloured with copics
Papers - October Afternoon and black card stock
Embellishments - ribbons, string and brad
Other elements - hand stitching, ink smudging and distressing

Thursday, 2 September 2010

Lil Lolita Challenge

Hi there everyone. Thanks to everyone who joined in with the sketch challenge last week it must of been a winner as we had lots of fantastic entries. Be sure to pop over to LLB to see who was our winner.

This weeks challenge is girlie girl. Now this week I do not have a card to show you. I have been working full time, last week yipeee, for the last few weeks and it has all caught up with me this week. Be sure though to pop over to LLB to check out everyones fantastic creations. We are also saying goodbye to some of our DT this week so be sure to pop by and leave them some loving.

Hopefully I will be back on top of everything next week and will have some cards to show you.

Don't forget we are having a DT call at the moment. You can find details here

Thanks for stopping by, until next time xoxo