Friday 29 July 2011

GDT Just Magnolia & La-La Land Crafts Inspiration Friday

Good morning!! Well this is my last week as guest designer on Just Magnolia and hAnglar & stAnglar Challenges. It's been fun and I would like to thank the wonderful DT for having me. 

This week the challenge is Buttons, Bows and Blooms

I love to alter boxes but hadn't done one in a while so I decided to make a Baby Keepsake Gift Set. To give you an idea of the size of the box, my card is 6x6.. so it's quite big and would hold plenty. 

The papers are older ones, but among my favourites, from Magnolia. On the card I've inked and stitched them onto white cardstock. I am loving doing double row stitching :D 

I've kept the box and card as coordinated as I could using the same papers, the doily and Wild Orchid Crafts flowers. 

My sweet Magnolia baby has been coloured using copic markers - E00, 01. 11. R20, 81, 83, 85 and I've added Star Dust Stickles to her wings.  The sentiment on the tiny tag is from Studio G. The buttons and seam binding are from my stash and the pink bakers twine is from Quixotic Paperie. 

For the box I first painted it with white acrylic paint and once it had dried I added the paper.  The beautiful rose trim has been in my stash for a while but it was perfect for this project. 

The chipboard leaves are from Make it Crafty, purchased from Quixotic Paperie. I've painted them and glittered them. The calendar turn is by Maya Road. I've finished off by adding some pearls.

Challenges - 
TOMIC - Stitching, Real or Faux
Make it Colourful - MiC Chipboards: No Image
Try It On Tuesday  -  Alter something to give as a gift
Tuesday Throwdown - Create a matching set

 La-La Land Crafts Inspiration Friday

Over on La-La Land Crafts this week the team are hoping to insprire you with Centre Step Cards {instructions HERE on Splitcoast Stampers} 

I am using one of the newly released stamps called Skeleton Luka

My papers for this card are again, older papers, this time from Basic Grey. They are from the Eerie collection. All of the embellies are from a box in my stash that I store my little Halloween bits in. The sentiment is from House Mouse Halloween set and the adage ticket is from Tim Holtz's Idea-ology range. 

Copic Markers -
Skin E00, 01, 11. R20
Greys - C1, 3, 5, 8
Greens - G20, 21, 24
Oranges - YR02, 14, 18
Well that's it from me for today. Please be sure to pop over to the Just Magnolia and La-la Land Crafts blogs to see what the DT's have created for your inspiration!

Have a wonderful Friday and a great weekend

Thursday 28 July 2011

GDT Digi Design House - Black & White

Good afternoon!! I was just blown away when I received an email asking if I would like to be a guest designer for Digital Design House for 2mths so after browsing the site and seeing the wonderful images they produce I quickly said yes before they changed their minds, lol. 

My first challenge as GDT is "Black and White". DDH has two wonderful sets of FREE Black and White paper downloads for you to use in creating your card. 

My image is called Bridal Chair, I've coloured the flowers with Copic markers and added a touch of Star Dust Stickles to the veil. I cut it out with my circle Nestabilities and mounted it on a scalloped circle of black cardstock, then added 3mm white pearls all around. I used Martha Stewart lace punch for the border

The beautiful seam binding and flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts. 

You have until Sunday, August 7th at 6:00 PM (CST) to link your card to the DDH blog and you'll be entered into the random drawing to win a free DDH stamp set of your choice. If you also use a DDH stamp on your card that you create, you will have a double chance to win.

Challenges -
Papercraft Star - Anything Goes
 Anything Goes Challenge - Flowers
Crazy Challenge  - Ribbons
Creative Stamp Friends  - Monochrome
Sparkles Forum  - Elegance and Lace
Stampin' Sisters in Christ - Black and White/Ivory
Thanks for dropping by!!

Wednesday 27 July 2011

Whiff of Joy Challenges and Colour Me Creative Challenge.

Hi everyone!! Boy the summer holidays sure kills off any computer time! The kids are stuck indoors again because of the rain and it's taking all I'm worth to keep them amused. They haven't noticed me missing yet so I'm typing as fast as I can, lol.

I have a couple of cards I'd like to share today.... but first I'd just like to remind you that you only have 4 more days to enter my Blog Candy. Just click HERE or the pic in my sidebar to go to the post... if you're not in you can't win ;)

First up is my Whiff of Joy Challenges, a sketch by Kylie. There is still another week left on this challenge so plenty of time to get your entries in.

On my card I've used one of the new stamps being released on August 1st. You are gonna LOVE these stamps so start saving your pennies ;) 

My papers are from Craftworks and I've matted them with Kraft. All of my papers have been inked and machine stitched. I've used copics on my image.. sorry I didn't keep track of which colours I used. 

The sentiment is also from Whiff of Joy's August release and co-ordinates with the stamps. 

The swirled arrow is by Cherry Arte. The jute and flossed button are from my stash. 

Challenges -
Whiff of Joy - Sketch
Hooked on Crafts - Cute and Cuddly
Kaboodle Doodles - Stitching - Faux or real
Make it Monday - Anything goes
Squigglefly - use Kraft paper
 There's Magic in the Air - Layers (at least 6)


Next is my Colour Me Creative Challenges DT card. This challenge is a colour combo of Aqua, Red & White/Cream. Scary, eh?? However these colours are fabulous together!!

The Prize for the winner of this challenge (randomly chosen) will get:

The Prize is from The Paper Shelter
$15 Gift Certificate to spend in their online store!!

My image is from The Paper Shelter and she's called Punk Lolly.

I *think* my papers are Kaisercraft, they were scraps. I have machine stitched them all. 

I used copic markers to colour my image - E00, 01, 11. R05, 14, 17, 20, 22, 24, 29. B00, 12, 14. C1, 3, 5, 8. 

My ribbons are American Crafts and the flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts. 

Challenges - 
Paper Shelter Challenge -  anything goes
Crazy Challenge - Ribbons
 Daisy Doodles Creative Challenge - Anything goes using a digi
Paper Cutz - Anything goes
 Poodles Parlour red, white, and blue
Stamp Something - Include Embellishment
Crafts and Me - Ribbon

Well I've been found.. and now my little Princess wants to make cards..  hmmm!! Thanks for dropping by. Back tomorrow with a card that's.. erm.. late!! lol. 

Have a great day!

Friday 22 July 2011

GDT Just Magnolia/hAnglar & stAnglar Challenges and La-La Land Inspiration Friday

Good morning and HAPPY FRIDAY!! I am back with my 4th guest DT card for Just Magnolia and hAnglar & StAnglar challenges and the theme this week is "What's Cooking?". We would like to see anything food related on your creations.

Just Magnolia - Whats Cookin

For my card I used a sweet hAnglar & stAnglar image and coloured her using copic markers. My papers are realy old Basic Grey matted with red cardstock. The red polka dot ribbon is from a Raspberry Ribbons kit {I sooo miss my kits!!}. 

The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts and I've punched the leaves using a McGill punch. The sentiment is from Lili of the Valley. 

Challenges -  
Art Impressions Stamps Challenge - faux or real stitiching
Aud Sentiments Challenge - anything that will make someone smile/enjoy your day
Southern Girls  - happy birthday
Dutch Dare Card Challenge - Colour inspiration
 Crafts and Me - add a flower
Clear It Out!  -  Use Old Supplies - Anything Goes

La-La -Land Crafts Inspiration Friday

Every Monday & Friday the LLLC DT will be bringing you a new inspirational  theme.  You are more than welcome to play along as we would love to see your creations with La-La Land Craft stamps. Please link your projects to our Customer Gallery.

The challenge this week is to make a creation for a male, incorporating brads and/or eyelets.

For this card I've used one of the newly released stamps, from the Fairytale Collection, called Sir Luka.

Copics - Skin: E00, 01, 11, R20
Hair: E71, 74.
Suit of Armour: C1, 3, 5, 8

Challenges - 
Cute Card Thursday – For His Eyes Only
Just For Fun - precious metal
Little Darlings Challenges - buttons/brads/eyelets
 Paper Take Weekly - Something Cute that has the Awww Factor
Tuesday Throwdown -  Something Metallic 

Thanks for popping in! Have a wonderful day

Thursday 21 July 2011

Tickled Pink Stamps Challenges - Spots and Stripes

Hi everyone!! Well blogland is certainly much quieter this week.. and it's most likely down to CHA.. *sigh*. I would LOVE to go.. maybe one day!

Anywhooooo, this weeks challenge over on Tickled Pink Stamps Challenges is 


My image is one of the new Lil Little collection and he's called Lil Little Lad Frankie. I've coloured him using Copic markers and added a numerical school stamp from my stash. My papers are from Basic Grey. The sentiment is from Whiff of Joy and the Knowledge charm is from Tim Holtz. 

The prize for this challenge is 1 RUBBER or 2 DIGITAL Stamps of your choice! 
Thanks for popping in today. Head on over to the TPS Challenge Blog to see what the other {PINK} ladies have created

Have a great day 

Tuesday 19 July 2011

Emerald Faeries sponsors Top Tip Tuesday & La-La Land CHA Release

Hi everyone!!

Today sees the start of a new challenge over at Top Tip Tuesday and Emerald Faeries is sponsoring a the prize! A few of the Emerald Faeries DT were fortunate enough to be invited to join the Top Tip ladies for this challenge and here is my contribution -

My C.U.T.E image is called Isla and I've coloured her using copic markers - E00, 01, 11, 51, 53. R11, 12, 20. YG03, 06. I cut the circle and scalloped circle using my nestabilities. 

The sentiment is from Emerald Faeries Ticket Sentiments.

Challenges -
iCopic Challenge -  must use Copics - Pastel colouring
Annabelle Stamps Challenge - say it with circles
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday - Going Round in Circles

La-La Land Crafts CHA Release

Have you checked out the La-La Land Crafts blog today??? Head over there to see all the wonderful new stamps being released CHA.

There is also a chance for you to win a set of 12 copic markers along with a $25 credit to the La-La Land Crafts online boutique

This is the very sweet Genie Marci 

Copic Markers:
Skin - E00, 01, 11. R20
Hair - E50, 51, 53
Pinks - RV21, 23, 25
Greens - G20, 21, 24
 Greys - C1, 3, 5

Thanks so much for dropping by. Be sure to check out my teamies' creations!!

Sunday 17 July 2011

Friends of Waltzingmouse Stamps July Blog Waltz

Good morning and welcome to the Friends of Waltzingmouse Stamps Blog Waltz. Our theme for this month is Birthday

I have used Half Pint Heroes, one of my go-to sets for boys/male cards. I had fun making a little scene. I used Whiff of Joy Clouds paper for the sky some black cardstock on which I used a EK Success chalk pen for the lines on the 'road' and green cardstock punched with MS Drippy Goo punch. All of my papers are machine stitched.

My image is coloured with Copic Markers - E00, 01, 11. R20, 22, 24, 27, 29 - and trimmed it out. I also created the same scene for the inside of the card.

Thanks for dropping by!! Be sure to visit the forum to get a complete list of all those participating in the Waltz today.

Have a wonderful Sunday

Friday 15 July 2011

GDT Just Magnolia & La-La Land Crafts Inspiration Friday

Good morning! Wow, the weeks are just flying by! It's hard to believe that this is my 3rd week as guest designer on Just Magnolia and hAnglar&stAnglar Challenges

This week our challenge is Pink, Purple and Pearls

I have used some more Basic Grey scraps for this one... I have sooooo many 6x6 pads with just a few sheets left so my mission is to use them up {and then restock, lol}. I have machine stitched my papers onto pink cardstock from The Paper Mill and added some Wild Orchid Crafts flowers, purple distressed seam binding and some white 5mm pearls.

Copics Used:
Skin - E00, 01, 11. R20. Hair - E50, 53. Shirt - RV 21, 23, 25. Pants - BV13, 15, 17. Shoes/Newspaper - C1, 3, 5, 8

AiFactory  -  stripes and dots
Do You Stack Up?  - faux or real stitching
Simon Says Stamp - anything goes
Magnolia Lovers - Flowers
Moving Along With The Times - Favourtie things (Magnolia, flowers & pearls)


Every Monday and Friday La-La Land Crafts Design Team will be bringing you a new inspirational  theme. This week our inspiration comes from a great sketch by Michele. 
You are more than welcome to play along as we would love to see your creations with La-La Land Craft stamps. Please link your projects to our Customer Gallery.


On my card I've used  Star Boy Luka
and coloured him with copics markers -  Skin - E00, 01, 11. R20.  Hair - E42, 43, 44. Oranges - YR 21, 23, 24.  Teal - BG70, 72, 75.  Greys - C1, 3, 5, 8

My papers are from Whiff of Joy. To embellish I've added some brown scrappers floss and a metal star charm. The adage tag is by Tim Holtz.

Rainbow Lady's - real, faux stiching or pinked edges
Crafty Creations -  Boyz to Men
Freshly Brewed -  3 of anything (patterned papers)
iCopic Challenge - Birthdays
Thanks for dropping by. Please don't forget to visit my teamies and leave them a  little love. 

Have a great day and a wonderful weekend!! 

Thursday 14 July 2011

Tickled Pink Challenges & Colour Me Creative

Hi everyone. Wow, no update since Sunday. I've been having blogger issues all week but I think my sickly laptop is partly to blame. Time to start saving for a new one! 

Before I get to my cards I want to remind you that I have a little candy on offer HERE. There is also a link on the sidebar.

This week on Tickled Pink Stamps Challenges we want to see  Cute with a Butterfly. There is a fantastic prize of 1 RUBBER or 2 DIGITAL Stamps of your choice!


 My sweet image is Little Lolita Kellita and she's one of the new release stamps for July. My papers are from an A4 pad from Papermania .. the name escapes me right now. 

Flowers & Lace - Wild Orchid Crafts
Sentiment - Lili of the Valley
Butterfly - MS Punch

Challenges - 
Simon Says Stamp - anything goes
Cute Card Thursday -  Going round in Circles
Craft Room Challenge - Butterflies
Crazy Amigo Challenge -  Things that Fly
 Going Grey With Scrap-Creations -  At least 2DP's & at least 2 Embellishments

My next card is very late in posting due to my blogger issues. Colour Me Creative would love to see your favourite copic technique on your project. I chose to blend 3 colour families - Y, YG & G

  • You may want to try one or more of these  techniques: feathering, coloring embellishments, airbrushing, bridging colors, folds, hair colors, colorless blender techniques, black/white/sepia, and more!
  • Use any image you want  but please be sure to let us know what technique you use in your post or on your photo info. 
We are sponsored by  Tiffany Doodles and the prize on offer is 10 digi stamps of your choice!!

In addition, all participants will have an opportunity to have their  name in the pot to win a $50.00 gift certificate from OOZAK!  This  winning certificate will be drawn at the end of the last challenge for each month!  Good luck!

Thanks for dropping in! 
Have a wonderful day

Sunday 10 July 2011

Make it Colourful Special Challenge and Blog Candy!!!!

Hi everyone. As promised I am back today with some 'thank you' BLOG CANDY. I recently noticed just how many hits I had on my blog and I am very thankful to everyone who visits and who follows my blog.

Before I get to the candy I want to share a card with you that I made for Make it Crafty's special celebration challenges. There are 5 challenges running on Make it Colourful for the whole month of July and this card would qualify for 2 of them 1) Merge Make it Crafty images and 2) Colour using the MiC logo colours.

For those of you who haven't heard - On July 14, Zoe and Christy, and their teams, will be releasing a  collection of Victorian and Steampunk images for the event "Mix and Match with Make It Crafty and Tiddly Inks." There are some fabulous sneak peeks on both blogs and on Facebook and by the looks of it this is one you don't wanna miss!!! See ya there!!!! 

For this scene I used Dylan, Sandy, Ebony and the Sandcastle
 I merged them all together and then flipped them... for some reason they looked better {proportionally} once I did this.. strange, lol. 

My papers are scraps from Basic Grey, Bazzil Mustard cardstock and Blue cardstock from The Paper Mill and they have all been machine stitched.

The Waltzingmouse Stamps sentiment has been stamped onto a shaped transparency with Tuxedo Black Momento. 

I did the clouds in the background using a handcut template, Tumbled Glass distress ink and an ink blender. 

Copics - way too many to list. I will try to get a photo of them later :)

Challenges -
Simon Says Stamp Challenge - A Stitch in Time
Dream Valley Challenges - Summer theme
One Stitch At A Time - Anything Goes
2 Sisters - Summer Fun
Crazy 4 Challenges -  Summer Themed 
One Stop Craft - Summertime
Totally Gorjuss - Summertime
Card Makin' Mamas - Summertime
     Totally Papercrafts - The Beach

And now -  THE CANDY!!!

What's in my candy?? ... 

$10 Store credit courtesy of  Zoe @ Make it Crafty

2 x Digital images of your choice from Tickled Pink Stamps

La-La Land Crafts - Dress up Marci and Luka with Truck

Waltzingmouse Stamps  - Half Baked Gingerbread Joy

Pins, Charms and a selection of Wild Orchid Crafts flowers

Lace, Trim & Just Pots 'Funky Flowers'

 and finally - various Prima Flowers

Rules - you knew these were comin', didn't you? :P

  1.  Be fair - You may enter only ONCE via Inlinkz below.
  2.  You must share my candy on the side bar of your blog and link back to this post.
  3. Leave a comment to say you've entered
They weren't so bad, were they?? !!

Inlinkz will remain open until July 31st at 10pm GMT. I will chose a winner on Aug 1st.

Saturday 9 July 2011

Basic Grey Challenges - Doilies and Ribbons

Hi!! Before I get to my card today I would like to tell you that I will be posting a Blog Candy here on my blog tomorrow. I recently noticed that I had almost 70,000 hits on my blog. It's gone over 70, 000 now and still climbing and I would love to say a big thank you to everyone who takes the time to visit me. So don't forget to drop by tomorrow!!!

This fortnight the theme for our challenge on Basic Grey Challenges is to use Doilies and Ribbons on your project.

While searching through my Magnolias recently I came across some older ones that I'm not sure I ever used..*shock*. It really is shameful how we become 'collectors' of stamps, lol.

I had also found Basic Grey Eerie in the Simon Says Stamp store recently so I made a  HALLOWEEN card! I figure since people have already started their Christmas cards it was pretty ok for me to do Halloween ;) I matted my papers onto silver and black card and machine stitched them all, slipping a 1/2 doily in between they layers.

I coloured my Witch Tilda with Copics - E00, 01, 11, R20. C1, 3, 5, 8. YG00, 06. V11, 13. E43, 50. E31, 33, 35. Y21, 26, 28.  The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts, the black ribbon from my local store and the purple seam binding is from an Etsy Store. I'm not sure where the ghost button or the black lace came from.

Other Challenges - 
Inspire Me Fridays - always anything goes
Magnolia Lovers - Flowers
Fussy and Fancy - Sketch
AiFactory -  Double Time {2 Ribbons}
Aud Sentiments Challenge - Sentiment with at least two words

Have a great Saturday!! 

Friday 8 July 2011

La-La Land Crafts Inspiration Friday & GDT Just Magnolia

Good morning.. TGIF!!! 

I have 2 cards to share today. My first is for La-La Land Crafts Inspiration Friday. This week the team are showing Monochromatic +1 cards. 

For my card I used Sugar 'n' Spice Marci and chose to use blues with a splash of pink.

My papers are by Tim Holtz and they've been machine stitched onto blue card from The Paper Mill. Both my ribbon and lace were from my RAK from the very sweet Ali. The flowers are Wild Orchid and the sentiment is from Lili of the Valley. 

Copics Used - 
Skin: E00. 01, 11, R20
Hair: E71, 74, 77
Dress/Shoes: B91, 93, 95, 97
Cupcake: E50, 53. R00, 21, 22

Next up is my 2nd guest DT card for Just Magnolia and hAnglar & stAnglar Challenges. The challenge for this week is a lovely sketch my Jane.

My papers are Basic Grey Sweet Threads matted with deep brown cardstock. The flower and lace are from Wild Orchid Crafs and the Pearls are Kaisercraft. 

I had some challenges in mind when making my cards but will have to add them later as I'm late for a coffee date.. yes, such a hard life I live, lol. 

Well that is it from me for today. Have a wonderful Friday.