Sunday, September 19, 2010

Ahoy there me hearteys, show us ye fancy folds!!

Well shiver me timbers, today be International Talk Like a Pirate Day, and that means time for a new challenge over at Magnolia Down Under Challenges!! This week we want to see your fancy folds, so tri fold, joy fold, gate fold, I went with a side step card. I have been having lot's of fun lately playing with a few new folds of card so this challenge was right up my alley :)
I have used several of the adorable Pirates from Magnolias fairytale collection, and papers from Magnolias Halloween collection, all from TPS. Some gold doubloons and netting and there you have it! A it of an angled shot to show the 'steps'

And that's me card ye scurvy land lubbers.. hehehe, I love talk like a pirate day!
Now, be sure to head on over to HERE... and see what the other buxom beauties of the DT have created for ye, Arrrgg!

Saturday, September 11, 2010

TPS is turning !

Tickled Pink Stamps is turning ONE!! Woo hoo (*sigh* seems like only yesterday I was placing my first order there and now I am on the DT!) And there is loads of fun, freebies and ... wait for it......Guests!! Yup, Kellie is looking for THREE more creative geniuses to come and join in with the Pink Ladies to help showcase the NEW birthday releases that are on their way.....

The big birthday bash begins on 1 October so if you want to be a part of the fun, head over to the Tickled Pink Stamps blog to grab the birthday badge to display on your blog and enter to be a Guest.
Don't forget let it rock & Going batty are available to order tonight in digi ! AND you all have been asking and Kellie has been kick off some early celebrations the LIL' LOLITA'S will be available AGAIN in DIGI!!!

Friday, September 10, 2010

Going Batty over at TPS!

Hello, hello, and welcome to another preview for Tickled Pink Stamps. Today we are previewing the 'Going Batty' sentiment set. I have used a sentiment from the set on my card (printed on acetate and stuck on a side step card, I'm pretty pleased with how it came out, lol) This set will be available to purchase as a digi from 6pm tomorrow and is available for a limited time only!!! The Magnolia images and papers are also from TPS, buttons from my stash.

Head on over HERE... and check out the amazing DT's work with this set and check out the whole set. You are going to love it, I know I do and I have more cards to come with these cute-to-boot sentiments and images :)

I am also entering this over at:
A spoon full of sugar - animals
Cute card Thursday - play on words (not sure if this qualifies, it's not as good as 'going batty' would have been, hahaha)

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Let it rock over at TPS

Hell and welcome to the first preview of Tickled Pink stamps new sentiment sets. Today we have the 'Let it rock' set, I have used the skulls and sentiment on my card today. The image is Lilith also available from TPS. This set will be available on the 11th at 6pm as a digi set but will also be available for purchase in rubber next month!!
Make sure you head on over HERE... and check out the rest of the stamps in the set and the DT's amazing works of art, and be sure to come back here tomorrow when I will have another preview for you :)

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

TPS Monthly sketch challenge

Well, where do the months go, can you believe it is time for another sketch over at Tickled Pink Monthly Challenges!! Isn't this a fabulous sketch! I had so much fun playing with my Kraftin Kimmie Witchypoo, she is sooo funky. I have set her against a moon I cut from a CC designs background stamp, I had planned to use the whole background but it was just not working for me and the more I tried to make it work the worse it got.... can you see where I am going with this, LOL! So in the end I cut out the moon for her to fly over, and what is a with without her black cat and potion, the potion bottle is from perfect poison, also a Kraftin Kimmie. Papers and ribbon are from my stash and all stamps are from Tickled Pink Stamps.
Make sure you head on over to HERE... and check out the DT's fabulous samples and why not play along with us too, there is a great prize up for grabs!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

I made a non DT card!!

So... you may have noticed I have not been blogging much lately, I have spent most of my spare time working on my wedding invitations which I am now pleased to say are all finished and in the post, in fact, people might even start receiving them today *squeal* how exciting!! I have got some pics of what I ended up doing and will show you all when I get a chance. We are now less than 2 months until the wedding (it still feels like AGES away, but it will probably start feeling very real very soon)

So today, for a change I have managed to make a card that's not DT work and actually qualifies for a few challenges! It has been sooo long since I made a card for fun, it was so good to just have a play. I just had to enter the first challenge over at the fuzzy wuzzy challenges because it is the baby of some very wonderful women and fellow pink ladies, and who can resist anything fuzzy wuzzy! I have used the adorable Nancy form the stamping bazaar as soon as I saw her I knew she would be perfect for this card, it is for my mothers cousin. My grandmother passed away just over a month ago and we live over an hour away from them but my mother has a cousin who lives in the same town and was an amazing help in a difficult time. I don't know what we would have done without her (to make thing worse my mother was in a car accident the day before and was without a car and unable to drive up to where my grandparents live and help out as much as she would have liked) so I thought it would be nice to send her a card to let her know how much we appreciate everything she has done.

I have tried to go for a vintage spring time sort of feel with this card, I think this is as vintage as I am going to get, lol! I just love the look but never seem to be able to get it myself, oh, I will just have to keep trying.The MS butterfly punch came out for a bit of a play again, as well as my doohickey, I am totally in love with this. You can get yours from Tickled pink stamps, and while you are there why not pick us some flourish with a bling adhesive pearls and doilies too!

The flowers are from and the pearls I found in spotlight. I coloured Nancy with copics, not sure how pleased I am about the colouring, I have not had any fur (or in the case of a hedgehog, spike) colouring experience before so I'm learning as I go. I have spent the last few nights working on another adorable furry little creature who I will be able to introduce to you soon, so hopefully my technique will improve as I go :)Ok, here are the challenges Nancy will be playing along with:
Creatalicious challenges - vintage
Die cut dreams - pearls and pins
Papertake weekly - just the one (i used 1 tag)
Pile it on - layers
Bizzy Bec's - Cheerful Spring
Simon says - pearls and lace
stamp something - something cute (can you get any cuter than little nancy?!)
stampin for the weekend - shabby or vintage
The fuzzy wuzzy challenge - green, pink, choc & kraft
wild orchid challenges - pearls and pins

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Feathers and fur to tickle your fancy

Hello ladies, this week over at Magnolia Down Under we have a super fun challenge for you, feathers, fur or fins! You can interpret this and integrate these elements in sooo many ways. Because I do not have any animal Maggies (the lion would be perfect, or Tilda holding the cat, or bird, can you see where I am heading with this :D)or the new mermaid (fin-tastc as she is, and perfect for this challenge) I have used feathers to embellish my card.
This cutie stamp is Tilda with bridesmaid (but I think she looks more like a flower girl) which I got from TPS along with the doily, papers and charms. I'm sorry about the colours being washed out, the weather has been terrible and all my photos come out very pale *grump, grump*
I have inked and glittered all my edges and distressed the DP. There is a little glitter o the image and flowers too, but as usual you can't tell. When will someone make a glitter sensitive camera!!
Here is a close up of me feathery embellies...

Ok, that's it for me, I tried to keep it short and sweet... and I probably failed miserably. Head on over here for some more wonderful feathery and furry and finny inspirations!!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Lots of new goodies listed over at TPS!!!

Well Kellie have been busy busy busy adding things to the store all week. There are a BUNCH of new stamps coming out this week, from The Greeting Farm, C.C Designs and Kraftin' Kimmie.
She has just finished listing the NEW Magnolia Autumn Collection for PRE-ORDER HERE.... and the gorgeous NEW Doo Hickey's WOW! All the Doo Hickey's listed in store are PRE-ORDER!
So get in quickly as they are already selling like hot cakes! Magnolia Papers Packs are NOW listed and we have some SPOOKIN cute Halloween papers too....
If you have missed any past issues of Magnolia Ink check in store as Kellie ha some past issues listed for sale as well as a pre-order for Magnolia Ink #5 for those of you who missed out the first time around.
SO all that exciting NEWS! And Tickled Pink Stamps will be having a SPOOKIN good time soon..... Can you get the hint there and for all you digi stamp lovers you are going to LOVE this! *wink, wink*