Wednesday 26 October 2011

Purple Christmas

I am quite excited to be posting this post today as it is my first post in ages that I have done just for fun....I love the DT work I do as it keeps me motivated and making regularly but sometimes I enjoy not having any design restrictions (as in need to do something specific and have fun)...

I got my stamp club from Bron's last week and well I fell in love with it all but in particular I LOVED my purple papers. Now if you know me Purple is the colour that I can not create with...I love everyone else's work with it and purple in general but for crafting I normally take a wide berth! However I was itching to use the paper and then I saw the TOMIC Challenge this week and decided what the heck, jump out of your comfort zone!!!!

So here is my card:

and here is a close up of Tilda where you can see the sparkly tinsel I have done...

Not too sure if my card is balanced quite right but after playing and playing with the arrangements this is the best I could come up with..It will probably hit me later today what I could have done to balance it better.  Anyway I have to say that I am in LOVE with my card and think that perhaps I should jump out of my comfort zone a bit more often!!!!

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

The Official Magnolia Inspiration Challenges - Bingo - I have used the bottom line
Pink Ink Sketches - I have used the sketch and flipped it to the side
Deep Ocean Challenges - Sweet - I think she is really sweet and she is from the Sweet Dreams Collection!
Paper Sundaes Challenges - Sundae Bar - I used sparkles, flowers and distressing

Well I best be going and getting back to doing some stuff around the house....
Don't forget I have some blog candy up for grabs...if you are interested see my post here.

Thank you for stopping by, until next time

Monday 24 October 2011

Come Join me at the new Maggie Lovers Challenge Blog

Yipppee I am so excited for my post today as it is my first post as a member of the brand new Maggie Lovers Challenges....The challenge blog has been created by the awseome Bron of Shop Bron. For our very first challenge we have got a fairly simple one for you, Christmas (well seeming most of us have new maggies to play with this should not be hard) and then a colour challenge of either red and brown or pink and brown....

Now I was super lucky to get some of the new collection from Bron which included Edwin which meant that I was going Red and Brown....I have to admit I was a little hesitant using this colour combo but they fit perfect with this image and I have to say that I LOVE how it came out. Feels really old worldly to me..

Anyhow enough gibber from me here is my card:

I have used me fav red combo for Christmas cards being R59, R46 & R35...Not much of the way in pleats on the top (other than the sleeve) but I did manage to get some movement and his pants and boots.

Of course the photo does not show it but the snowflakes around Edwin are in gold ans there is a fair bit of gold smudging on my card too. Really quite a pretty effect...

Anyway I hope you like me card I had lots of fun making it...

Now you be best to pop by the Maggie Lovers Blog and check out the rules, the other fab DT's work and what Bron has on offer (I believe it may be the new exclusive to Shop Bron Tilda)....If you have not seen her yet be sure to pop by and have a look...My order is in and hopefully I will have it really soon....

Anyhow best be off now...I will look forward to seeing your beautiful creations.

Thanks for stopping by today, until next time

Sunday 23 October 2011

Magnolia Down Under Challenes - Dies and Punches

Good morning everyone hopefully you are all enjoying your weekend.

Today is the start of our new challenge over at Magnolia Down Under Challenges being dies & Punches....

I used one of the new Christmas images that I stamped and started to colour last weekend at Debbie's house. I am in love with this new collection and wish I could have them all.

I based my card on the Sketch we had last week that Eulanda created...My card actually has heaps of fine details that you just cant get with a camera so I will briefly explain what they are....Tilda's dress has stickles on the white fluffy bit and the present also has stickles as does the snowflakes. The edging of the panel Tilda is on is actually gold embossed and the very edges of the main piece of paper has white embossing powder on it....

Now be sure to stop past the blog and check out the other amazing creations, I promise you will not be disappointed.

Thanks for stopping by today, enjoy your Sunday.

Until next time....

Tuesday 18 October 2011

My weekend catchup and current Mad for Markers DT card

Morning everyone I hope you are all well...I had an awesome weekend this week as I got to meet some of my gorgeous blogging buddies....Saturday night was quite nerve racking as I was asked over to Debbie P's (fellow MDUC DT)  house to join in a girls night in with the awesome, Karen Yates (fellow MDUC DT), Bronlyn Jones (Shop Bron), Zoe Mitc (Make is Crafty) and Bron's sisters Sharon & Christine but as soon as I arrived at Debbie's house and was welcomed by a big hug from her and Karen my nerves were gone...We had  a great night enjoying some champers, colouring, making a candle and of course just gas bagging..It is strange as I said I have never met these ladies but we talk so often over email etc I felt like I have known them for years....The sad thing is that Debbie and I only live about 25 minutes apart and it has taken us this long to meet IRL...I just know that we want take that long to see each other again..

Sunday I went down to the Picture 2 Page show at met up with all the ladies again..I was a very naughty girl and forgot my camera so I will be waiting for the other ladies to put their photos up and stealing them to share!!

Thank you ladies for sharing such a fabulous weekend with when is the next one so we can catch up again, LOL!

Anyhow I best get onto today's post..

Today I am bringing you my DT card for the latest Mad for Markers Challenge which is a sketch by the super talented Susan. I love this sketch and had lots of fun using it..

I used my new Some Odd Girl Christmas Stamp that I got through Sammi last week. These are such cute stamps and they are fun to colour. My kids LOVED my card as it is bright and a bit funky rather than the normal sweet...The blue around him is perhaps not so bright IRL and for some reason it looks a bit smudgy where the blue meets the grey....

and here is the sketch
Susan Sketch M4M

I changed the sentiment section for the bell & then used a sentiment where Susan had made a place for embellies. That is what I love about sketches it is up to your interpretation.

Now you have two weeks to get in and make a card using the sketch. 

Thanks for stopping by today, until next time... 

Sunday 9 October 2011

Time for Spook at MDUC

For my Tickled Pink Lil Party Pinkette Pippa post see below

Good Morning Magnolia lovers today I have sample for our new challenge at Magnolia Down Under, Halloween...As you know being Australian we don't celebrate Halloween so the thought of Halloween projects/cards do not excite me!

At the start of the week when I looked up what our challenge was I started to fret, as I had no Halloween images, but after a short call out expressing my drama I was saved by the lovely Debbie P who sent me some to use. Thanks Debbie you are my life saver! Anyhow once I received the Tilda's I actually got excited because they are just so darn cute!!! 

The challenge this week actually brought up a big discussion about how you can use any Tilda/Edwin to make a Halloween project it is just how you interpret it....One of the best suggestions I heard was to colour Tilda green....freaky!!!! So don't be narrow minded like me and think you have to have a Halloween image to participate let you imagination take over and see what you can come up with..

I wanted to make a project rather than a card so I set off to make a treat box...It was actually a little smaller than I anticipated so could heavily decorate it but never the less I still like the end result...

and here is the side view

I am also entering this into

-  TOMIC challenge being Halloween - everything but a card.

Be sure to pop by MDUC to check out the prize for this week from our generous sponsor Stampyland and to also see the other DT's creations. If you have the time stop by and give them some commenting love, it always makes our days a lot better!

Thanks for stopping by, until next time...

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Happy Birthday Tickled Pink

**For my blog candy please see here.**
Today I am bringing you the third Lil Party Pinkette Range for Tickled Pink Stamps. These stamps have been created to celebrate the 2nd Birthday of Tickled Pink Stamps.
I have one of my favourite Pinkette's today to show you, Pippa..

Isn't she gorgeous? I think so....What I love about the Pinkette's is that they are perfect for doing cards for the kids and their friends birthdays..So cute and young but trendy. 
Now as it is the 2nd Birthday at Tickled Pink Kellie has organised some old DT members to come back as guests so be sure to look at the blog to check out past and current DT creations. There is also a chance to win Pippa but you will have to check out TPS to see how...
A big congratulations to Kellie the owner of TPS on the 2nd birthday of TPS. 
Thanks for stopping by today, until next time 

Friday 7 October 2011

Lil Party Pinkette Coraline Preview

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I am again with the beginning of a Preview for the new Lil Party Pinkette Range from Tickled Pink Stamps. Today I am bringing you Lil Party Pinkette Coraline, isn't she cute. I have tried to do a clean and simple card, would think this still does not classify as one but closer than my normal.

Purple is not normally my favorite colour but I was given some of this paper from my one of my dearest friends Dee, who is a stampin up demonstrator and was really taken by how pretty it was and thought it would be perfect for the pinkette images.

Now you know what Kellie is like, if their is a release she has to have a give away! So be sure now to pop by Tickled Pink Stamps to find out the details as to when you can start purchasing and how to possibly win one..

Thanks for stopping by today, have a a great day until next time

Tuesday 4 October 2011

Mad for Markers - Favorite Colour Combo

Good morning everyone, hopefully you have a great weekend and start tot he week.

Today it is my turn to share a creation for the current Mad for Markers Challenges. This fortnight we want to see you favorite colour combinations. Easy hey! I thought so too until I realised that I have a few that are my fav and could not decide so I ended up using them all in my image.

So my favorite combinations are:

Red - R59, R39, R37& R35
Brown (hair) E29, E37, E35, E33 & E31
Boots - E49, E79, E74, E72
Other colours used -
Skin- E00, E11, E21, R20 & R21
Apron - E53, E51, E50 & W3

I have been wanting for ages to join in on the new challenge blog Pink Ink Sketches but I always seem to run out. This week though I have managed to get a card done in time, with plenty of time actually, to join in.

I am also entering my card into a few challenges:

Simply Magnolia - Autumn colours (the reds and yellows and brows)
Magnolia Stamp Lovers - Distressing
Paper Sundaes - lots of layers
The Southern Girl Challenges - Anything Goes.

I really do hope you come and join us on this new challenge. It is a easy one to play along with. I will look forward to seeing your entries.

Thanks for stopping by today..until next time

Sunday 2 October 2011

Pink Ribbon Lil Pinkette Charity release preview

Hi everyone hope you are having a great weekend. I am back today with my card showcasing Pink Ribbon Lil Pinkette Charity. Isn't she just gorgeous..... In case you did not see my post yesterday Kellie from Tickled Pink Stamps has had some images created which she is selling in digital format only for the month of October at the cost of $1.00 with all the proceeds going to Pink Ribbon Appeal.

So today I am showing Lil Pinkette Charity...

I know that there are so many Nana's, Aunts, Mums and good friends out there that are battling, beaten or fallen to this horrible disease. It just makes you stop for a moment and realise how lucky we are..... To everyone out there that has been touched in some way of form by breast cancer I admire your strength and courage and I wish you the best for now and the future.....

 I would like to leave today with these few words.

Saturday 1 October 2011

Pink RIbbon Lil Pinkette Hope Preview

Today is a special post as I had a privilege to make a card using the new Pink Ribbon Lil Pinkette Hope. Kelly the owner of Tickled Pink Stamps has had some images created  which will be in digital format only and sold at $1.00 each with all the proceeds being donated to pink ribbon. I believe that there are also some sentiments to go with them as well.

When doing some reading on breast cancer whilst making my card I came across the saying which I have inserted into the card that Hope is holding...Pink - Not just a colour of a ribbon but a  symbol of Hope..

Now stop by the TPS Blog and look at the other DT creations and I hope that by the end of the release you have stopped by the store and brought an image and donated to such a wonderful cause.

During my reading on encouraging words to say to breast cancer patients I  learnt that there are a few words that are  like a mantra in the breast cancer community so I would like to leave you with them today....