Sunday, May 30, 2010
This was the first card I made when I got my Fairytale Maggies from Kellie, I had been dying to ink up the castle stamp for ages... and about 10 seconds into colouring it I wondered what I had gotten myself into, hahaha!! But it was all good and I love the stamp, I don't have many Magnolia backgrounds/accesories but this was one i had to have, perfect for this Midsummer Tilda to dance on the steps of (thanks heaps Kylie for stamping her up for me!) She is actually foam mounted but because the weather is still pretty craptacular I had to use the flash to take the picture, hence the washed out colours and general dodgyness (beyond my usual dodgyness that is :D) The Magnolia stamps and pearls are from Tickled Pink Stamps.
I can't wait to see what you all create with this fabulous challenge, for more stunning inspiration make sure you check out the amazing DT work here...
Saturday, May 29, 2010
Anyways, thanks for sticking around for the rant. I have been MIA this week and hopefully can catch up over the next few days. I will be back with a card for Magnolia Down Under in the morning so see you then :)
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
The weather here today has been appalling, drizzling constantly and overcast for the last few days to the photography is fairly shoddy :) I will have another go tomorrow if the conditions are better (fingers crossed!)
Now... imagine the greens in this card are a little brighter and not that drab dull colour that came up in the photo, and the image is a bit washed out too. I coloured the purple rose with my copics and was actually pretty pleased with how is came out. The leaves are a sizzix die and the black pearl flourish, along with the charm and stamp (perfect poison from Kraftin' Kimmie, did I mention that yet?) are from Tickled Pink Stamps. I love these flourishes and Kellie has them at a fabulous price!
This dodgy photo shows you where I have smeared on the glitter, hahahaha!!
Today Levi weighs 13.5 kg and is 90.5 cm tall and Dallas weight 16.5 cm and is 96 cm tall. So before long they will both be over 6 foot tall (at least I will have a few tall men around the house to reach things for me!) The worst part is the nurses always look at me after measuring them and ask "so how tall is dad?" Yes, I'm short, I get it, sheesh!
For those that noticed, yeah, in that last picture I was a little fed up, I was hoping towards the end when I had doctors visits he would tell me I was getting too big or something and we would have to take them out, hahaha... it never happened! By 36 weeks I considered begging him, lol.
I was so glad to hear I was not the only one to have tummy accidents, doors were not my friend for quite a few months, and I always felt so awful when I bumped the bump.
So, I hope to be back soon with a crafty post for you. I have a few images all coloured up and waiting to be carded. I have been getting a bit stuck with that part :)
We are off this morning to get the little whoppers all weighed and measured and what ever else they do to them for their 2 year check up... I have been dying to know how tall they are, I don't think they made it to 1M but Dallas would be pretty close, he was 95/96 cm at 18 months and Levi was around 90 cm. I will let you all know how they go, I can't wait, I'm easily amused and their growth has always fascinated me :)
Monday, May 24, 2010
The4 challenge is to use Black or brown, cream or white and pink, I have also used the sketch from Stamp with Fun for that final kick in the pants to get this card finished and here it is with the purrrrrfectly divine Evie. You can find her the doily and all the laces I have used in the Tickled Pink Store!
I hope you can come along and play with us!!
Sunday, May 23, 2010
Thursday, May 20, 2010
Cooking it up with Katie - Recipe (charm, male card, 3 colours - blue green and brown)
This is Charlotte, and she is completely adorable, I love that hair. You can get her from Tickled Pink Stamps and Kellie has today listed the new release Kimmies, and with 10% off, woo hoo!! She also has heaps of new stock in today including some doilies at a new reduced price and some flourishes with bling :) I have used the sketch from Creative card crew, so much fun and I will be using this one again!
I am also entering this card in:
A spoon full of sugar - Cute and girly
Creative Inspirations - A card for a child
As a special welcome to her new DT Kristy is offering 15% store wide for 2 days so make sure you get in to Delicious Papercrafting and get yourself a BARGAIN!!
She has also launched a store blog so go and have a look, it is great to see the papers up close and being used!
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
And here is a piccy of us all on Sunday morning (I am still in my PJ's and have not brushed my hair, so it is a particularly flattering photo of me... any excuse, hehehe) From left to right we have Me, Kellie, Kristy, Debbie and Kylie. If was a fabulous weekend and I cannot thank Debbie and her family enough for letting us all invade their home, the food was sooooooo delicious and Richard, Deb's hubby, made the best drinks waiter, we were so spoilt :)
And to the surprise of both Kylie and myself, we actually got some crafting done! This is the first of the cards I made, with one of my new Fairytale Magnolias!! Yippi, I was so excited to get my hands on them.
Sunday, May 16, 2010
I have added red glitter to her shoes and flower on her dress, I wanted her to have blinging shoes, lol! I have inked my edges and done some stitching for an aged/vintage kinda feel. Make sure to check out the DT work this week, they have outdone themselves again. Seriously, the DT ladies blow me away every week with their amazing creations.
Saturday, May 15, 2010
So head on over to here.. to check out the other girls amazing cards and then be sure and check out our new store site... please excuse any hiccups, as with all new sites we are still working things out :)
Friday, May 14, 2010
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
Today we are showing Lillith, she is definitely my favourite of the release, and I think the fave of most, if not all, of the DT! I just love the dark and brooding feel to her :) All supplies on this card are available from Tickled Pink Stamps, the sentiment is from a Kraftin' Kimmie sentiment pack (love these) and papers are magnolia, so spooky (love these too, might have to get some more, hehehe).
As always, the DT have produced some of their finest work for the preview today, you can check it out here...
I would just like to thank Kellie for having me on her DT, I can't tell you how exciting it has been to be a Pink Lady and take this amazing journey with you, I am having so much fun!!
Kellie could not wait any longer and has decided to start the Lil Lolita pre-order early, which is fantastic news for you. They will be sold separately for $10.65 AUS or you can buy the set of all 5 for $49.85 saving you $3.40….. And that’s not adding the 10% OFF sale either!
WHAT 10% OFF SALE….. That’s right to celebrate we are having 10%OFF all stamps in store, some will be at 20% OFF….
AND we have MORE exciting news, we will be stocking a range of absolutely adorable, well sort after stamps that are yet to be sold in Australia and NOT to be missed. Got you all thinking now haven’t I! They have been ordered in and will also be on a pre-order basis but will be shipped once they arrive!! (I am pretty excited about these)
Soon Kel will be stocking a few new ranges to come in June 2010 so keep your eyes out for some cute new ranges coming to Tickled Pink Stamps SOON….
She will also have listed tonight, new lace and not just Cream, but White lace as well. Ribbon Mesh in the most gorgeous of colours. Charms, charms and more charms and we have back in stock doilies (I so need more of these), one of my favourite things to use on cards next to my lace and charms….
The Magnolia Fairy Tale stamps have started arriving, along with the papers, so it should all be here by the end of this week. But once everything arrives it will be shipped out same day it arrives. Yippi!! I am so excited about these Maggies, can't wait to get stamping!!
So set the alarm, put the kids to bed early, make yourself a cuppa or pour a glass of champers and come join Kellie and the Pink Ladies to celebrate the beginning of Lil Lolita pre-orders and all the other exciting things. And check out the fabulous stamps coming in soon…
Happy Stamping and Think PINK xx.
the DT have come up with some wonderful examples and with everyone having such different styles there is sure to be one that appeals to you!
Sunday, May 9, 2010
She is versatile, birthdays, Xmas, mothers day if you like, pretty much any occasion where you give a gift :)
Make sure to head on over here and check her out!!
She is today's preview stamp at Tickled Pink Stamps. Check her out, she is purrrfectly adorable (hehehe)
We still have another 3 stamps to share with you so keep your eyes peeled, and a Happy Mothers Day to all you mums out there, it's a tough job but somebodies got to do it!
Saturday, May 8, 2010
Today I would like to introduce you to Ivy, isn't she sweet :) She will be available for pre-order (and arriving very soon) in store at the end of the previews (and while your there don't forget we have gift vouchers, perfect for mothers day!)
When I first saw her in that little apron and hat I thought 'Alice in wonderland' with a Tim Burton twist, lol! So, she got a blue dress and a 'mad' sentiment to match the mad hat, add our first sketch from Tickled Pink Stamps Monthly Challenges and there you have it... Here is another card I made with the gorgeous Ivy, no sketch this time, just playing around with some pretty papers and non Alice colours, hahaha! Ok, now you have seen her make sure you hop on over the the Tickled Pink Stamps blog and get yourself in the running for a great prize!!!
and then head over to Tickled Pink Stamps Monthly Challenges and get stamping!!!
Friday, May 7, 2010
All you need to do is post this candy on your blog and leave a link in Mr Linky. The winner will be drawn on the 15th of May - the same day as our next release.
What is in the candy:
- Spesch Stamps Bonnie Clear Stamp
- Spesch stamps up coming release clear stamps x 2 (not telling what they are).
- Mad for Markers Neenah Solar white small pack of 25
- 3x Copic markers - E000, E00, E21 (the colours I use for skin colouring).
- Memento ink pad (forgot to put in picture)
- 3 x Imaginisce clear stamps
- Delish 6x6 paper pack
- Pink Paislee 365degrees 6x6 paper pack
- 1 metre of lace
- 4x bunches of gardenia's
- 7x bunches of cherry blossoms
- Pearl pin pack.
- Bella pearls
- Bella ribbon slides
- Nellie Snellen leaf punch
This will close on the 15th May.
Thursday, May 6, 2010
Tuesday, May 4, 2010
Sunday, May 2, 2010
I was just shopping there and it's selling fast so be quick. She has the amazing sweet pea stamps and lots of gorgeous papers to choose from.
Kristy is giving away some delicious candy too. Hop on over to her blog for your chance to win.
Anyways, back to my card, and sorry again for the poopy photograph, I have used Nobel Tilda from the raising the ceiling collection and masked her perched on top of gift boxes from the So Jolly collection. I coloured my doily up (details to come, hehehe) in a soft pink colour as the white disappeared against the DP, added some flowers and a charm, glittered a few edges and a couple of spots here and there on Tilda and her enormous prezzies and cut out my computer generated sentiment with my Spellbinders labels (love these!)Here is a little piccy of the charm as you could not really see it in the other photo.
Stamps. doily. charm, cherry blossoms and leaves are all from Tickled Pink Stamps, where we will soon be spilling out big news *squeal* I can't wait!
This card is actually going to be for my future Mother-in-law, she is a wonderful lady so I can say that without cringing, hahaha! I actually used to date this guy whose mother was the stereotyped horrible mother-in-law from hell, OMG! There are not words to tell you all how nasty and horrible and manipulative she was, phew, dodged a bullet on that one, LOL!
Wow, what a waffle that turned out to be, hoped you all liked my card and be sure to head on over to MDUC and take a look-see at the rest of the DT's magnificent work.
Saturday, May 1, 2010
You should have arrived from Maria.... however, if you haven't, please click here to go to the Spesch Stamps Blog and start the Hop from the start.
Today I am going to be showing you Kei with net.
I am completely in love with this entire range of stamps, she is soooo sweet and I love butterflies (and Tracey got these stamps the day after I ordered my beloved MS butterfly punch, how perfect it that!) I think her expression in this image is adorable :)
I had planned to make a gate fold card for this little cutie to sit on, but I decided that rather than trim off the long edge to make the flaps even I would leave it as it was, this way I have a large flap on the left that sits over top of a smaller one on the right (if you get what I mean). I have used my Cosmo Cricket earth love papers (I think that's what they were, I have been cutting into them for a while now and the name is long gone, lol!) on a kraft card base. I have distressed and glittered the edges of the DP in my main panel and used my MS doily punch on the small side. I have punched the butterflies out of the same stripey paper and smothered them in kindy glitz. Some lemon coloured lace to keep the card closed and a butterfly charm and that's everything!
Thank you for visiting me today on the Hop, your next visit is to Shana.... Don't forget to leave a message on all of our posts for the chance to win the entire collection.
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