Hello all, just a quickie today before I start dinner preparations (Mmmmmm, fajitas!). I inked up an adorable Santa Edwin and made Christmas cards for by boys kinder teachers. Because these were the first cards I have made in AGES I started early and surprisingly got the finished rather quickly, it was actually quite lovely how these cards came nicely together for me :) I made 3, they are identical, and here he is...
thanks for taking the time to look at my card today, I am going to enter it into the following:
Here is a little something I made for my little girls door. I picked up these butterflies ages ago just because they were pretty and they ended up being the perfect finishing touch :)
The papers are some old Kaisercraft ones I had and I just love the designs.
Sorry for the crappy photos, I just could not get a decently lit picture... oh well, there is only a few more days of winter left so the sun will soon be shining, yippi! On a similar note, I am already getting a little psyched for Christmas, I know it's early and i can hear the groans from everyone already but fore some reason over the last week or so I have started really looking forward to it. I actually got out my copics yesterday and started colouring up some images for Christmas cards for the boys kinder teachers. I now have 3 cute little Santa Edwins sitting on my desk all coloured up and waiting for me to use them.
So, I kind of fell off the face of the earth for a while there but I have finally got myself organised and I think I might even get back to crafting, we will see how I go :) Would you like to see what I have been up to since I have been gone.....
Ta-Da!! I had another baby. Her name is Kisa Alexandra. This is her when she was a few days old.
... and at 3 months
... and a few days ago at 6 months ago with her very proud big brothers. We are all completely in love, she is so fabulous and easy going.
So, i hope to be back soon with some crafty stuff. I have not made and cards in AGES, but i have a few crafty bits and pieces to show you :)
Welcome to our special Pink Ribbon Release at Tickled Pink Stamps. These images will be available on the 4th of October and there are matching sentiments as well. All are $1 each ONLY for all of October and are only going to be available for a limited time. All sales will go straight to supporting Pink Ribbon Day.
Today we have Lilith and I think she is awesome!! I actually had here coloured up and a card made the same night as I got her, and that NEVER happens, especially lately, Mr Mojo has packed up and buggered off again :)
I just thought I would pop a little project up that I whipped up the other day using sentiments from the sentiment set. I have used the magnolia tag die and large spellbinders tag die, inked the edges with distress ink and a little gold ink and then finished them with a ribbon (some I left ivory, others I coloured with distress inks) I think these would be fabulous as gift tags or added to cards or other craft projects... I have not decided what yet :)
Today we have Lil Christmas Lestat from Tickled Pink Stamps for your viewing pleasure, he just screams Victorian style Christmas, don't you think?! Ok, this is going to be a quickie post, the sentiment, frame, and die are also from TPS.My papers and what-not are quite old, I am talking YEARS so I have no idea what they are or where I got them from :) Check out the rest of the previews here... they will be available tomorrow!!
Today I have for you Lil' Christmas Lylah from Tickled Pink Stamps, isn't she fabulous, I imagined her strolling through the snow in the long flowing cape... any excuse to use snow flakes really, lol!! So, I have made another little wall hanging, this one is a bit larger than the last, probably closer to 8 inches.
I had really intended to make a card today when I sat down with this image but, well... sometimes these things have a mind of their own I think.
Make sure you check out the DT ladies fabulous work here... and stick around for more previews!!
Hi everyone, just a quickie from me today, I am running sooo behind, I went to take pics today and my camera would not work, I nearly died (yeah, I tend to overreact) I changed the batteries and all was good again :) the kids have just wandered into the study covered in chalk dust and we have to all be cleaned and changed and ready to leave the house in 27 minutes... I might make it, lol!!
Anyways, today I am previewing Ivy from Tickled Pink Stamps new Christmas collection, I am loving all their vintage goodness. I was going to make a card and at some point along the way it turned into a wall hanging. It is about 6 inches across, the papers are all last years Christmas papers from Kaisercraft (I bought heaps of it last year and hardly got around to using any of it and most of it is in delicious deep colours, perfect with these vintage inspired images) I have used tea to dye my doily following Kellies instructions here (thanks boss lady, it's a fabulous technique) The sentiment and frame are from the Vintage Christmas Sentiments set. The flowers and bits and bobs are all from my stash. I have inked and glittered my edges and I think that is just about everything :)
I have 18 minutes to go and two very impatient children, LOL!! Make sure you head on over hear and check out the DT inspirational work!!
Welcome to release day, all of our Halloween stamps are now available in store HERE... so get in quick and grab you Lil' Lolitas, Pinkettes, sentiments and die!!!
As promised, here is the completed banner. It came out pretty cute and my kids like it. I made the boys ones with their names on a while ago and I finally finished them off and hung them up in their rooms yesterday, they were thrilled. Next project is an alphabet pennant for the rumpus room... I had to get new blades for my paper cutter which I did yesterday so I will make a start on that soon :)
I have used 3 images from this years release and also a couple from last years Halloween collection, I hope you like it!!
Welcome to the last day of out Lil Haunts 2 releases, we have one more pinkette preview for you then it is release day, Woo Hoo!!
Today we have for you Vampire Lestat, coloured with copics, the papers are 7gypsies I think, not sure if I mentioned that before or not... ummm... i guess that's all, don't forget to stop by and see the Pink Ladies fabulous creations on the blog.
Hello everyone, welcome to our Lil Haunts 2 previews... ummm, you will have to forgive me, my mind is elsewhere, I was just gazing longingly at the picture in my last post (ok, it was the last one when I was typing this up, I seem to have gotten myself all in a bother and wrote these posts up in the wrong order... I wonder what could have caused that :-P.... Oh damn, I keep going back to look again, what is wrong with me!!!) I am off to have a cold shower in a minute, why do I do these things to myself, LOL!!!
This little darlin' is Mummie Christina, I have coloured her up with my new W shades of copics, I got them a few weeks ago and boy have they gotten a workout!
Make sure you head on over to the blog and check out all the gorgeous work from the pink ladies!!
Hi everyone, Today I have for you Wizard Eric. I have used him to make up a little Halloween pennant banner thingy, I will show you the completed banner at the end of the previews :)
Eric is coloured in copics, the spider and background stamp are from the TPS Halloween sentiment set. The film strip is Tim Holtz, I bought it AGES ago and finally used it, lol! The ribbon is from my stash and the chipboard letter has been painted and glittered.
Make sure you head on over to the TPS blog to see the other fabulous previews from the fantastic pink ladies!!
So, I was skulking around the internet killing time while dinner is cooking when I stumbled across this and may or may not have stopped breathing for a moment or two *blushes* thought I would share the love, try to not drool on your keyboards ladies :)
Sorry ladies, I have been sick this week and did not manage to finish my card for today's hop so I will direct you through (I am picturing myself like one of those people with the torches directing the planes around on the runway, do they still have those?) from the amazing Debalicious to the fabulous Jane!! Hope you enjoy the hop :)
Have you been enjoying out new release, illustrated by Christina Dee, over at Tickled Pink Stamps? I am loving them, they are soooo cute! Today we have Lil Little Kellita...
The sentiment is also a new release from TPS by the fabulous Cheri.
I apologize for the dodgy pic, it looked fine to me before but now it is kinda blurry, maybe my eyes are playing tricks on me, i am coming down with a cold (generously given to me from my snot encrusted children) so maybe it's messing up my vision too?!
I hope you can all join us for the release hop to celebrate these awesome new stamps :)
This week at MDUC we are looking for your "in the kitchen" creations... so of course I had to bring out this gorgeous little maggie for the occasion :)
... and i made a little pennant thingy. I got the idea for this project from here... but my banner cane out a little to big for my spoon, or my spoon was a little too bit got my banner, lol, either way I ended up with this.
Not what I planned but I still like it, when my boys saw it they jumped up and down yelling spoon excitedly and hubby just laughed.
I hope you can all join us this week for a super fun challenge and give your old stamps some love :)
... phew, that's a bit of as mouthful, try saying that 3 times fast... Lil' Little Luca, Lil' Little...
Hehehe, back to the point, I would love for you all to meet Luca, isn't he adorable, don't you just want to pinch his cheeks (I do that all the time to my boys, the have delicious little chubby cheeks, oops, I'm getting off topic again *blushes*)
I have been feeling a bit lacking with my mojo lately, I will blame my stoopid cold, lol, so anyways, I thought I would do something a little bit different and sexy up a chocolate bar (hmmm, lets pretend that it is possible to make chocolate MORE sexy and continue...) I thought it would make a cute little thank you gift, especially with this awesome sentiment, also coming soon to a TPS near you, it was kind of what gave me the idea, that and the fact I was munching my way through a block of chocolate at the time...
And here is the sleeve slid down a little to allow access to the chocolaty goodness within (well, there would be if I did not polish off the block while I was finishing this) *oops* but that's ok because I can just slip it off and put it on a fresh one.
I am very excited today to join Denise in this blog hop, using the card makers pack from the stunning Couture Collection!
If you like what you see they are available from Megs Garden just click here to see the range
If you have arrived here from the fabulous Janiel's blog then you are on the right track, if not then head on over to Meg's Garden and start from there :)
I loved these gorgeous papers so much I made 2 cards to show you today. I thought they would be perfect for gate fold cards because you can see the fabulous details on the papers when you open the cards up
Here is a close up of the left panel and the right one when the card is open (I know it's not right to have favorites, hehehe, but I think this piece was my favorite of the collection, it was definitely the first one I used!) Don't you just love that victorian lady down the bottom.
And again the inside panel. After I made this card I thought that this would be a lovely paper for a christmas card with the deep, rich reds and greens... I only wish I had thought of it first, bahahah!! (sorry about the fuzzies, not sure what happened there)
We have some Blog candy on offer as well
Just leave a comment on each stop of the hop to be in the running to win!!
So, my apologies, I have been fairly absent recently, life has just been so busy I really have not had time to craft, I have even been having dificulties keeping on top of my DT commitments (and I only have 2, I have no idea how some of you ladies manage to juggle so many different design teams!!) Anyways, less waffling from me and to the point, i hhave just popped in to show you some cards I have been working on (yup, I have managed to squeeze in some crafting, lol!) These cards are all going to Alicia at Aussie cards for sale along with a few more I am working on :) I am definitly in a baby card making phase, and a friend of mine had a baby boy yesterday so I will have to make another one now, hahaha!! The bunnies are Stampin' up, as is the little quote on the first card, the babies are Magnolia. The swirl, lace and note card die cut are Doohickey dies by Magnolia available from TPS. The butterfly is a Marianne Creatables die, and everything else is spellbinders dies. Ummm... I think that is everything... everything is coloured with copics and my edges are inked with distress inks.... blahblahblah, hurry up and get to the cards... lol!
This week at MDUC we have a fabulous new challenge for you... Stitching and Swirls... how easy is that!! Stitching is my new passion on cards, I just love the finished look it gives my edges and my swirls are from my new most favourite Doohickey ever!! I have been using this on everything, I love it!! This card was actually a custom order from my Mother-in-laws friend. I love the big glittery numbers, they are really nice and sparkly in real life.... ah, I love me some sparkle :) Sorry for another crappy winter photo, only a few months left and then the sunshine will be back, lol!
I hope you have all been having a fabulous weekend, we took the boys to see Cars 2 on Friday, it was their first time to going to the movies and they were sooooo well behaved, I was a little worried about how they would go :) My boys don't usually sit still for very long, LOL!!
I hope you all get a chance to play along with us this week!
So... I have another wedding page to show you. This one was made with a challenge pack I picked up from my local scrap shop, when I caw the Graphic 45 papers in the kit I just HAD to have it :) With this challenge you are only allowed to use what is in the pack, I can't tell you how much I wanted to stick on some flowers from my stash, lol! I had to just settle for lots of punches and glitter and glimmer mist. I have also added lost of 3 dimensional bits, but you can't really see them in the picture.
Welcome to the Lil Tom Boyz Pinkettes release blog hop!! If you have arrived here from the fabulous Eulanda then you are on the right track. If not head on over to the BLOG and start from the beginning!!
I have used Pinkette Bobbi on my card today, I love her wild curly hair and truckers cap. I used to have a Tonka truck when I was a little girl so i have a soft spot for this image :) I have paired her with some bright fun OA papers (trust me, they are brighter in real life, I have yet to figure out how to take a good photo in winter) and glittered the edges, but have kept the card fairly plain and simple to suit the tom boy style.
Ok, back to business... The next stop on your hop is the amazing Jane!!
Make sure you hop all of the way to be in the running for some amazing prizes :)
So, I have been scrapping some wedding photos. These two pages are using new Kaiser papers that I am completely in love with :) I have also used heaps on butterflies and doilies, my current obsessions!!
I am linking these pages over at Paper Issues where they are having a wedding party!!
So, this week at MDUC we are asking you to alter something, pretty fun challenge huh?! I have had this idea in my head for a few weeks not, totally out of necessity. I have needed something to organize some labels and had recently emptied a box of envelopes so I covered the box that holds the envelopes in paper, added some ribbon to pretty it up and Ta-Da!! I have used envelopes on the inside to create folder sort of things.
I kept it fairly simple so as to keep it functional, I wanted to add some flowers and stuff but thought I would just end up knocking them off or something.
I have used a new Tilda I got a little while ago, I wanted her when she first came out but did not buy her straight away because I did not know if I would ever use her, but when I saw her for a bargain price I could not resist :)
And here is a little piccy of the tabs i created on the envelope pockets using a spellbinders label die.
Sorry for the dark photos, winter is well and truly here and making it impossible to take nice photos, Gggrrr!!
I hope you all can join us this week and alter something with your fabulous Maggies :)
Well we are back again *YIPPEE* with another Tom Boyz image for you illustrated by Stephanie Corfee. There are 6 in this release and we will have a blog hop release on the 13th June. But lets meet hard workin..... LIL TOM BOYZ PINKETTE AUGUST...
Isn't she cuuute!! These images would make great cards for all those 'not girly girls' out there or would even be perfect for scrapbooking!!
The die and sentiment are also from Tickled Pink Stamps, the papers I have had in my stash for about a year now (hangs head in shame) I bought them to go with another stamp and never ended up using them together! Lucky for Lil August here as they match her shirt outfit so well, lol!!
I am a stay at home mum of beautiful twin boys and a gorgeous bubby girl who loves scrapping and stamping, if only i could find more time to indulge :) I am also addicted to ebay, i don't know how i ever lived without it.