Tuesday, 15 March 2011

A few magnolia challenges

Wow it feels like ages since I have been on here, well in fact it has been!! It has taken me a long time to start to get better and I can now finally say that I think I am on the mend, yippee!!!! Thank you to everyone that left me well wishes after my last post.

We have just had a long weekend here in Melbourne and my little sister came home for the weekend from interstate so we had lots of catching up time, it was so good seeing her and too hard having to say goodbye again..... Anyhow to cut a long story short (well not sure if actually achieved that) I did not really get a chance to make any cards. Today however Robbie woke up sneezing and rubbing his eyes so he had today off which meant that once I had finished my house work I could sit down and ease myself back into making cards.

Magnolia Down Under is celebrating its 2nd Birthday this week and I just knew that I had to join in the celebrations and make a card for there current challenge being 2's (2 stamps, 2 papers, 2 flowers). I have managed to get quite a few 2's on my card. I got two dies, 2 different types of flowers, 2 card stocks, two different colour rhinestones, two ribbons/lace.......

The next step though was a sketch ( I just did not have it in me to think of a layout myself) so off I went hunting. I was really torn between the sketch over at Friday Sketchers and this weeks sketch at just Magnolia. In the end though I went with Just Magnolia's sketch and am reasonably happy with how it all turned out.

Yellow is so not my normal colour but I wanted to try something different. I also liked the yellow in the paper and then when I teamed it up with the small yellow flowers I think it all came together quite well giving the card a springy feel. Not entirely happy with my colouring effort of her dress but I am a little out of practice and using colours I don't normally use...

I am also going to enter my card into the following challenges:

Wild Orchid Crafts- dies/punches.

Thank you for stopping by, until next time xoxo

Thursday, 3 March 2011

Yippee I can finally share my exciting news.......

On Monday I got a very happy email advising me that I had made the cut and was offered to join the Stamptacular Sunday Challenges design team. Well after I finished jumping up and down with excitement I accepted of course. My role will start at the beginning of April. If you have a chance please pop by and join in the fun. There are great challenges set each week with awesome inspiration from the DT and fab prizes up for grabs too!

Thanks for stopping by, until next time xoxo

Tuesday, 1 March 2011

Tickled Pink Stamp Challenges #8

I am sorry it has been so long since my last post but I have been feeling pretty sick with the retched virus going around at the moment. I finally went to the doctor today only to be told take some antibiotics and come back next week. Also her words of encouragement as I left the office was "I would like to tell you that you will be feeling better soon but you wont". Nice hey! Anyhow that is enough of my moaning.

Yesterday, the first day in a while, I could look at my stamps and papers and feel inspired to make something. I set off with something else completely in mind but have to say I like what I came up with in the end. I struggle to make male cards but as my son has a party to go to this weekend I had no choice but to make one. Luckily for me last week I received some happy mail (some prizes that I had won) from Tickled Pink and in that was Pirate Frankie from the February Lil Allsorts range. I decided to combine this weeks challenge at Tickled Pink Stamp Challenges being Tags with the sketch from Friday Sketchers and love that I have come up with a HUGE tag that has a tag on it too and it is not my normal square.

I actually make the sentiment up on word and printed it out. I am now a bit unsure of it as my daughter informs me that I always make up funny things but it was not really said with a humorous voice rather more like a mum you are weired voice, LOL! Anyhow I hope the young man receiving this gets my pirate humour!!

I am also going to enter this into the following challenges:

Cupcake Craft Challenges - Anything but square
Paperplay - Lets get sentimental - Wild Orchid crafts - Anything Goes
Do You Stack Up - Anything Goes

Well that is about it for me today. Hopefully as the antibiotics kick in I will start to feel better and be able to face my stamps a bit more.

Thanks for stopping by, until next time xoxo

Ingredients -
Stamp - Pirate Frankie by Tickled Pink Stamps
Coloured using copics
October Afternoon papers
Sentiment - handmade and printed
Embellishments - Ribbons, button, pearls and string
Other elements - paper piercing, faux stitching, distressing and ink smudging.