Sunday, March 20, 2011


Sorry for my absence everyone, I have had a sinus infection for probably the last 6 weeks (apparently it is enjoying hanging out with me and shows no signs of wanting to leave, lol) but it has only been the last week or so it is really giving me grief. Unfortunately it means I cannot sit and craft and even sitting at the computer is pretty unpleasant (I guess if I had payed more attention when they were teaching us to touch type in school I would be fine but considering I can't type without looking at the keys I'm screwed, who would have thought it would come in handy?!)
So, hopefully I will be back in the land of crafting and blogging soon, I have so many pretty stamps begging to be played with, it's killing me!
Today was supposed to have a MDUC day for me but it did not happen, we have a gorgeous sketch to play with, please go and check it out and join it with out challenge this week :)

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Happy Birthday MDUC!!!

{{Please scroll down for my Tickled Pink Lil Lads release blog hop post. It's a hip hoppin' Sunday around these parts, LOL!!}}
Good Morning Magnolia Fans!! Welcome to a very special week at Magnolia Down Under Challenges.

This week marks our 2nd birthday!
And to celebrate we are having a fantastic blog hop with amazing prizes from four fabulous sponsors. In order to win one of the amazing prizes from our sponsors, you will have to enter our challenge! Which is...
TWO - two of anything (two images, two different DP, two flowers - or any combination or groups of two items you can come up with)!

As usual you have until Saturday 19th March, 8am Melbourne Australian time to enter.
BUT WAIT! There is MORE!

We also have a fabulous blog hop happening with loads of candy on offer. We are also really excited to have special guest appearances from TWO long lost DT members, Jodie and Stephanne! Thank you so much girls for joining us for our birthday bash!

If you arrived here from Denise then you are on the right track, if not then why not head on over to MDUC and start your hop :)

So, in keeping with the 2 theme I have used 2 Tildas, 2 DP's, 2 different embellishments (flowers and gems) and 2 different coloured cards for matting. I did want to use my Tilda with Balloon stamp too, so we could really make it a party, but that would have been too many stamps so I guess she will just have to wait until next year to be invited to the party, LOL!

Here is a close up of the party girls, I have raised Tilda with the birthday cake using foam adhesive for a little dimension.
Your next stop on the birthday blog hop is Jane (again, lol. *see below*) who I am sure will wow you all with her amazing creation.
Have fun, hippity hop!!

Blog hoppin' with TPS!!

Welcome everyone to the Lil Lads release blog hop!! Are you having fun? If you have arrived here from the wonderfully talented Emma then you are on the right track, if not then head over to HERE... and brace yourself for some gorgeous creations :) I have paired up Lestat with Lilith, I think they make such an adorable couple. I was going to put them on a card but then remembered I had this note book which needed some work :) I use it to write my shopping list in when I go grocery shopping, I can't wait to use it on my next shopping trip!
All the Lil Lads and the new sentiments are now available in store!!
The next stop on your hop is the fabulous Jane. Have a great weekend and enjoy your hop!!

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Introducing Lil Lad Stefan...

**so sorry everyone, I scheduled this post last week and had forgotten to come back and finish it off, lol!

Welcome to today's release, Stefan! Isn't he perfect for those older boys cards. I even coloured his sunnies to match my pair, hahaha!!
The sentiment on this card is from the sentiment set to be released with the Lil Lads.
Make sure you check out all the fabulous DT creations over here at the Tickled Pink Stamps blog and get in the running for some fabulous prizes :)

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Scrappin' the bugs

So, I have a scrapbooking layout that I have been meaning to post, I just keep forgetting, LOL!!
It is one of my boys when they were about 6 months old, ah, so little and cheeky! I had recently seen someone do a LO with these fun pinwheels and thought it would be a perfect embellishment for a boy page. So, I am entering these cheeky monkeys into the following challenges
By the cute and girly - Springtime
Duth dare challenges - Who's who in the zoo (did ya see the awesome animal papers, I love them so much and wish I had more!!)
Papertake weekly challenges - Anything goes

Monday, March 7, 2011

Introducing Lil Lad Eric...

Welcome to another new release form Tickled Pink Stamps!! Today I would like to introduce Lil Lad Eric. He is the first of 6 images to be released this month and we also have a sentiment set to go with these spunky little guys.
So, there he is, don't you just love him. I love me some nerdy-ness. I have actually developed a new dependency, I can't craft without watching/listening to episodes of The Big Bang Theory. It started a few months ago when I was getting back into some scrapbooking and now I just have to watch it all the time!
The sentiment on the tag is from the sentiment set, there are lots of different sentiments for different occasions. I am also going through a tag phase (it started with the Big Bang phase too I think...interesting).
I am playing along with the following challenges...
spoon full of sugar - tags
Mad for markers - male card with brown

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Stomping through fields of butterflies

Welcome to another Magnolia Down Under Challenge, this week we are looking for shaped cards. Initially I had another for this weeks challenge but instead thought I would use one of my new Spring kit Maggies (yay, my first kit!!!) and make a butterfly easel card. These are so fun, I can't believe this is only my second one :)
The paper is new too, I originally brought it to use the reverse sides but thought these papers were so cute with this image, like a little girl going for a stomp in the garden in her gumboots.
I hope you all have as much fun playing with this weeks challenge as I did :)

Saturday, March 5, 2011

So... where do you worship?!

It finally happened, after years of people worshiping his lordship Tim Holtz on line I came across my first shrine! I was browsing my local scrap shop when I came across this in the corner, a week later when I returned there was the sign, people must have been questioning weather someone had died, LOL!!!