Thursday 25 November 2010

Magnolia Christmas Card

I know the heading is really boring but for the life of me could not think of anything better!

Today I was feeling very unmotivated but with the pressure of getting some Chrissie cards done I decided to break through the barrier. I nearly did give up until I remembered that Magnolia Down Under Challenges had a sketch this week and then I felt all motivated.

I brought this Webster paper a few weeks back and having been itching to use it but have been scared to as it is black which is not a colour you normally associate with Christmas but I decided to use it anyhow. I am glad that as I like the result and I dont think it looks to gloomy.

I love Magnolia Down Under challenges and will be trying to get there a lot more often now that my love of magnolias has been reignited!

I will also be entering this into the following challenges:

Papertake Weekly - cut it out ( my image is cut out)
Totally  Gorjus - non traditional christmas
Mad for Markers - non traditional christmas

That's all for you today. Off to do the washing now. Until next time xoxo

Come for one last play at Lil Lolita

It is with a heavy heart that I write this post tonight as this is our last challenge. I have had so much fun being part of this amazing team of ladies. Everyone has been so nice and encouraging. Of course Kellie is just the bestest boss around! I would also like to thank everyone one of you who have at one stage or another joined in our challenges or left me such wonderful comments. It is always nice to hear that people like your work and is often the encouragement that we need to keep going.

So we are finishing off with one of my favorite sort of challenges a sketch!

So there you have it my last card as a DT member at Lil Lolita Boutique. Please be sure to pop by the DT's blogs and check out their amazing final creations.

Thanks for stopping by, until next time xoxo

Thursday 18 November 2010

Its Christmas time at Lil Lolita Boutique

Well another week has passed and with that comes another challenge. This week to help everyone along with their christmas creations the challenge is Anything goes for Christmas. I saw the tutorial that Jane did over at Tickled Pink the other day and knew that I had to give the tags a go. Having now made a full set using all the Lil Christmas stamps I have decided that only those special ones will be getting them, LOL!! I did have lots of fun making them though as it was something different.

It is needless to say, quite hard to get a good photo of the tags but my photo still shows them all.

Don't forget to stop by LLB and check out all the amazing cards done by all the lovely ladies.

I gota dash now need to get dinner going and readers etc done with the kids.

Thanks heaps for stopping by, until next time xoxo

Sunday 14 November 2010

Tickled Pink Lil Christmas Blog Hop....

Wow have you enjoyed all the amazing previews of the Lil Christmas range this week? I know I certainly have... I think Kellie and the talented Christina Dee have out done themselves with the cuties.

To celebrate the release of the Lil Christmas range we are having a blog hop and by joining in on the hop, leaving comments along the way, you will be eligible to win the complete set. There is also some hidden candy along the way.. So grab a cuppa, sit back and enjoy all the delicious creations we have in stall for you....

If you have come to me from Emma's blog  then you are on the right track. If not be sure to pop back to Kellie's and start the hop.

I have used the super cute Lil Lad Frankie for my card.

The Lil Christmas range is available for purchase today at Tickled Pink Stamp Store in both digi and rubber. If you have missed the previews this week be sure to stop by Tickled Pink Blog for all the inspiration that has been show cased this week. Now to continue on with the hop head over to Tori blog. In case you get lost along the way here is the order of the blog hop:

Bron (thats me and you are here!)

I have used the sketch over at Truly Scrumptious and combined it with some other challenges:

ABC Challenges - H is for Holidays
Stamp Something - Digi Day
Cute Card Thursday - Anything goes
Totally Gorjuss - traditional Christmas colours

Thank you for stopping by and taking the time to look at my card, I hope you have enjoyed.

Until next time xoxo

Lil Frankie from Tickled Pink
Coloured with copic markers
Papers - Bo Bunny and Basic Gray
Fiskars lace punch and velvet ribbon

Thursday 11 November 2010

Christmas Lilith Preview comined with Lil Lolita Pink Christmas

Welcome to another preview for Tickled Pink Lil Christmas range. Today we are bringing you Lilith and isn't she cute? Now if you have been playing attention you would of noticed her on the Tickled Pink Blog banner of the last few days.

I am combining this with this weeks challenge over at Lil Lolita Boutique which is pink Christmas. Now I decided to make a circle card as it came to me a few days ago that if I kept making big cards it was going to cost me a FORTUNE to send them overseas to all our relos (we a few to send) so why my last couple of cards have been smaller and not too heavily embellished.

I have used puffed pain on her hat and skirt trimmings but the photo does not show that too well.

Now of course this would not be a Tickled Pink preview without a prize! I swear Kellie is the most generous person around. Make sure you pop over to Tickled Pink to see what she is offering.

Well I better be off as I am actually typing this Wednesday morning (being super organised) but now I have to get the kiddies to school and off to work.

Thanks for taking the time to stop by, until next time xoxo

Tuesday 9 November 2010

Lil Christmas Lad Luca Preview

Welcome to day 2 of the Tickled Pink Lil Christmas previews. Today I am very pleased to introduce you to Lil Luca.Isn't he handsome? The dark side of this image really appeals to me! When I was making this card I could hear Edwards (twilight fan here) voice singing come stand under the mistletoe with me, LOL!

As soon as I saw it I imagined a vintage card and have been hanging out to use it. So I sat down  to make my card and BLOCK comes my way. I really should have got up and done something else but being the stubborn person that I am I had to keep at it. I think I ended up cutting through a few sheets of paper, twisted and turned my card in all angles and directions until I finally came up with an idea. The design of my card ended up being really simple but somehow I think it suits. I have also used the cracked glass effect on my card and think it also suits it well.

I have been inspired by Kellie's cards that have the Lacy/frilly edges and decided to give that a go.

Now of course this would not be a Tickled Pink preview without prizes so be sure to stop by Tickled Pink and see what Kellie has to offer.

The Lil Christmas range will be available from Tickled Pink store next week.

Thanks for stopping by, until next time xoxo

Image - Lil Luca coming to Tickled Pink Store
Coloured using copic markers
Paper - graphic 45
Embellishments - lace, ribbon, magnolia doohickey, pearls
other elements - hand n stitching and cracked glass effect

Sunday 7 November 2010

Oooo look what came in the mail on Wednesday....

**this is my second post for today, to see the Tickled Pink Blog Hop please scroll down**

Yep my Christmas Magnolia stamps. I am sooooo in love with these babies and couldn't wait to ink them up. In fact I actually made this card on Thursday but have not had the chance to do my post as yet.

I used an old sketch from Sketch Saturday for this card and have to say it is one that I think I will be using again and again.....

Now this image is one that my son picked, I could not make up my mind as to which ones to buy, so I got my son and daughter to each pick one for me. Have to say I am glad he picked this one as it is so cute and was such great fun to colour. I have just added some really light colouring to the snowman and am happy with the result.

Now I am entering this card into the following challenges:

Just Magnolia - Anything goes with the option of using beads
Bizzy Bec's Monthly Challenge - Cute and Sweet (well I defiantly think the image is cute and sweet)
Little Red Wagon - Use the colour red. It is actually their one year anniversary so Happy Anniversary ladies
Incy Wincy - Anything goes

Anyhow I am now going to get ready to take the kids to the park before the weather changes.

Thanks for stopping by, until next time xoxo

Thursday 4 November 2010

Black and White + 1

**This is my second post for today. To see my post for Tickled Pink Stamps see below**

Phew what a busy cardmaking week I have had. I am not complaining though as I  have really enjoyed making my cards for TPS so far.

This week Kellie has asked us to make a card using Black & White plus one. Well this was not hard for me as one of my favorite colour combos is black and pink and of course it is not hard to add a little white to that.

I made my card and then when bugger did not really leave enough space for a Lolita Lady so decided to go for a head shot and have to say am rapt with the result of my card.

Anyhow I better be off now thanks for taking the time to stop by.

Until next time xoxo

Stamps - Kellita Digi Stamp
Coloured with Copics
Papers - American Crafts (I do collection) and Kaisercraft
Embellishments - Flowers, lace and ribbon
Other elements - paper piercing and hand stitching

I was tickled Pink I got to play with this Cherrie

Today I am bringing you another new image from Tickled Pink Stamps. This is a new Christmas stamp to add the the Cherrie collection.

I had lots of fun making this card and had to force myself to not use the Joyival Papers and go with something bright! I ended up going with a pretty simplistic card but think with the splashes of colour and the sparkle on the ribbon that it was enough.

I based my card on the sketch over at Makeesha Byl's blog.

Now don't forget to stop by TPS Blog to see every ones fantastic creations. Knowing Kellie there is probably an opportunity to win this little cutie.

Anyhow best be off now. Thanks for stopping by.

Until next time xoxo

Monday 1 November 2010

Phew another Christmas Card done....

As I started to make my Wilfred Wombat card **see my post from earlier today** my husband informed me that I better get a wiggle on with my Christmas cards for this year as he had noticed I had made none!! Thinking that I still had plenty of time I suddenly realised that today was the first of November and really if I want to get my cards out for Christmas I have about 4 weeks to get them done, insert panic, LOL!

The card I have for you today I started last night and I actually had another image to go with it but I was not happy with how it was looking so I put it aside and came back to it today. I have been working on some other projects with it staring me down all afternoon when suddenly a light bulb turned on and I realised I had the perfect image which was already coloured up for it!!

You might be able to just see under I have actually used puff paint for snow which is under her feet and she is mounted on top of. I have also added so glitz to the dress and her leaves. I have also used some more of my favorite paper this Christmas season Joyival from Basic Grey be prepared to see lots of this on my cards.

Not following any challenges this time just all my own.

The image is one of Mo Manning's her images are just beautiful. Love them.

Anyhow that's all from me today thanks for taking the time to stop by, until next time xoxo

Whoo I am guest at Tickled Pink this month

I was so excited a few months ago when Kellie asked if we Lolita Ladies would like to be a guest for the TPS (Tickled Pink Stamps) Blog over the coming months. Well finally my time has come and by golly have we some awesome things to share with you this month.

First of the rank is a gorgeous Christmas digi stamp called Wilfred the Wombat. He is soooo cute and makes such a nice alternative for a Christmas card.

I have used a gatefold card for my card and kept it pretty basic as I thought the image together with the paper (I am so in love with this collection from Basic Grey) were enough. I really wanted to let the image shine though. I have added a little glitter to the edges of my red cardstock and used puff paint on Wilfred's hat and clothes trimmings. The photo does not show this too well though.

I am actually really happy with how this card turned out and think that I may be pumping out a few more for my collection this year.

Anyhow thanks for stopping by, until next time xoxo

Wilfred the Wombat Digi stamp - will be released soon at Tickled Pink Stamps
Coloured with copic markers - E29, E37, E35, E33, E31, R59, R39, R38, YG 95, YG91, R00
Paper - Baic Grey Joyival collection
Embellishments - red ribbon, red holly balls, paper leaves, kaisercraft rhinestones
Other elements - Stickles (on edging of red cardstock) and faux stitching