31 December 2011

Happy New Year!!

Happy New Year everyone!! 

This is Celebration Tilda and Sweet Moon from the Sweet Crazy Love Collection.  And I've made another shaped card, lol. The Cricut is getting some use of late!

Tilda and the Sweet Moon are coloured with Copics (Skin - E 11, 01, 00, 000, R12, 11, Top, R 89, 29, 27, 14, Hair, E 57, 33, 42, 30, Pants, B 97, 23, 21, Moon - Y 28, 26, 35, 23, YR 30)

The flowers are all Wild Orchid Crafts and the papers are... umm...sorry - I'll have to double check and get back to you.

There is still a day and a bit to enter the TOMIC challenge which is Happy New Year!

Well... that is it from me this morning - we're off to the Zoo!

29 December 2011


Hello friends!
Ohhh... I can not begin to tell you how long I have wanted this stamp! 

This is "Daisy" by Elizabeth Bell. She was originally only available form Sugar Nellie but then retired and impossible to find! But she has recently been re-released by Elphine House as a clear stamp so I finally have her in my collection. 

My card is only 4 1/2 inches so I kept it really simple. The background paper is BG Kioshi (which I had to have and never use) and the pale blue check is just a scrap I saved because I love it. The pretty pink lace is from my local scrap store. I have some new sentiment stamps which I was given for Chrissy but my card was too small to put a sentiment on it... silly of me! So I stuck on the 4U stickers instead. 

Daisy was coloured in Copics.... 
(Skin - E 11, 01, 00, 000, Shirt -  RV 69, 66, 34, 32 - a really fun combo I hadn't tried before but now love, Jeans - B 97, 23, 21, Hair..umm.. sorry, I forget, I just kept grabbing markers to get the right depth, ground YG 00, 61, 93, G 99)
The beautiful flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts.

I would like to enter my card into these challenges:

Umm... that is all from me I think....Its almost 11pm here so I had best be off to bed! 
Have a great day/night where ever you are!

Valentino Angel

Finally! I have finally coloured one of the new "Sweet Crazy Love" stamps - and wow, this collection is just gorgeous - gorgeous!!

This is Valentino. Don't you just adore his hair?

I fired up the trusty Cricut to cut my card shape. As I was colouring up Valentino I thought he belonged on a lovely fluffy cloud :o)  

I coloured Valentino with Copics...
Skin - E 11, 01, 00, 000, R 11, 12. Hair - E 55, 53, 44, 42, 41. Top - R 12, 11, 00, 000. Pants - E 74, 71, 70.  Arrow and bow - W 5, 3, 1, 0, E 42, 41. Wing - BG 72, 10, 0000

The sentiment is also Magnolia, from the 2009 Love collection.   The papers are Pink Paislee and all of the edges are inked with DI Weathered Wood.  The flowers are Wild Orchid Crafts. 

 I have a couple more projects to complete for the next Magnolia Ink magazine but I hope to get some more of these cuties coloured up and at home on cards in the next week or so - I'm a tad addicted to them :o)

I hope to see you soon! Thanks for stopping by. 
Kylie x

28 December 2011

Top 10 for 2011

My pal Kel is doing a link up Top 10 for 2011 party and I am joining in!  
Check out the cute little badge she made :o) 

So!! My non-Magnolia top 10 are.....
(just click on the image to go to the actual post)

Gorgeous Lilith from Tickled Pink Stamps 

A cute House Mouse card I made for a close friend's new baby boy

Yet another House Mouse card, lol. I love these stamps, I must get them out for a play....

A card I made for Lime Tart while I was a Guest DT for them. I have coloured this Sweet Pea stamp several times now and I never get sick of it

Ahh - More Tickled Pink Stamps!! This is the Steam Punk collection. 

Oh - I scrapped! This was the first scrap layout I had done in years :o) 

A Pinkette!! So girly and so cute! Go and grab  your's at Tickled Pink Stamps

A shaped card for a cute little Puss in Boot.( Lili of the Vally stamp)

Another adorable Pinkette from Tickled Pink Stamps... this was for their 2nd birthday release

And finally, a new stamp to me, lovely Copica (saturated Canary), a card I made yesterday which is a little different from my normal cards. I think my style might be changing a tad ;o) 

So that is my Top 10 for 2011.  Gosh, that was fun going back through all my posts of the year. 

27 December 2011


Hello friends! How was your Christmas? I hope you all had a lovely day with your family, eating and relaxing. We had a great Christmas day, we were up early with the boys opening their pressies from Santa and then jumped in the car to visit my family at the coast. We had a lovely morning and yummy lunch, the boys helped Poppy in the veggie garden collecting the veg for lunch, so sweet. They were of course, thoroughly spoilt :o) Then we were back in the car and back towards Canberra to Aunty Wendy's house (hubster's sister) to have Christmas dinner with Jeroen's side of the family. The boys had a great time with the dogs and horses and were served up a great big turkey - YUM! Believe it or not, this is the first actual turkey dinner I've ever had. In Australia we tend to do seafood, cold meat and salad for Christmas dinner, not a hot meal as it is so hot here. Then the boys were showered with more gifts. We were all exhausted after such a huge day, about four hours travelling in the car in total, loads of good food and family. 

A few days ago I finally purchased my first Saturated Canary images. OMG, am I behind or what?! I have been admiring these lovlies for a while but not had a chance to actually buy one, let alone colour one up.  It was really nice to colour something that wasn't red or green! OMG - I am so Christmas carded out! haha. My other excuse for not playing with digi images recently is our printer finally died! It was very old and it just finally ran out of puff. We are now in possession of a fantastic new Canon and it was really nice to be able to print out my image and colour straight away. The old printer I had to fiddle with the ink settings and either dry it with my heat tool or wait a few days - not ideal!

For my first ever Saturated Canary image, I had to have "Copica". I just adore her hair! I was really tempted to put some ink splotches on her clothes, but resisted.  I created the sentiment myself. I also used my new(ish) MFT binder die which I've had for a while but not actually used.... um-mah! Its brilliant btw. And perfect for Copica. 

The papers are Sassafras Lass and all of the flowers are Wild Orchid Crafts. All of the edges are inked with Vintage photo DI. 

I would like to enter some challenges with my card...
Crafty Cardmakers - Use it 3 times
(I used the one sheet of paper, both sides and the scalloped edge, 3 cherry blossoms)

So that is it from me today... I am about to head over to my Magnolia only blog to announce the winner of my Magnolia anniversary candy... so if you have entered... keep an eye out in the next hour or so - you could be the lucky winner!

I might be a little quiet for the next week or so... I am head down, bum up creating away for the Easter edition of the Magnolia Ink magazine and the deadline is looming... :o) 

So until I am back, enjoy the rest of your holidays! I know I sure will!!

24 December 2011

The Sketchy Challenges #13 - Lizzie's sketch

It's Christmas Eve!! Woohoooo!!!! Is everyone ready? We are... kind of. The boys and I just made a bunch of gingerbread cookies and will decorate those later on today, aside from that, I think we're sorted. 

But there is another reason to be excited... There is a new sketch up at The Sketchy Challenges. This fortnight Lizzie is hosting the challenge for us and she has come up with a brilliant sketch. I enjoyed -playing with the sketch so much I used it to finish off a few Chrissy cards. 

Versatile isn't it?
So here is the detail for each of the cards. This blue one features stunning Maja Design paper. The sentiment is Magnolia. The flowers, lace, ribbon, pearl trim and brad are all Wild Orchid Crafts

For this one I used some scraps of paper I had from other projects. The papers are of course, Magnolia, as is the sentiment.

And this card is also Maja Design papers but features a leaf, cherry blossom and string from Wild Orchid Crafts, some distressing and stitching to finish it off.  The cute sentiment is also Magnolia and I used my fav edge punch again.

The challenge runs for two weeks so there is plenty of time to enter. There is another great sponsor lined up as well so terrific prizes are up for grabs.

I do have one more card to share with you a bit later on so I will be back before Santa arrives. 
Take care
Hugs K x

20 December 2011

Christmas gift wrap

Hellooo... wow, I feel like I have been on my blog a lot these last few weeks :) It is great! Since I went back to work in August I slowed right down craft wise so it is nice to get back into it a bit more. 

My project that I am sharing with you today is some wrapping I made for a gift for a friend. The gift was already wrapped in the store but I wanted to hide what it was and to personalise it a bit. The stamp is "Winter Night Background" from the Winter 2008 Magnolia collection.

It was so simple to make and so much fun to embellish with terrific Wild Orchid Crafts products.  

I would like to enter some challenges as well...
Paperplay - Christmas
Stamp with Fun - Sketch
Stampin for the Weekend - Christmas
Top Tip Tuesday - Anything Christmas
Totally Gorjuss - For someone special

Well.. that is it from me today, and probably for a few days now as I am back at work tomorrow and Thursday. I do have one more thing up my sleeve to share before Christmas, so I will see you back here on Saturday!  Until then, have a wonderful week. I hope you are all organised with your food and gift shopping. ... not like me :o)

Hugs Kylie

19 December 2011

Wild Orchid Crafts Challenges: #39 Christmas Friendship

Hello! There is a new challenge up at Wild Orchid Challenges. This fortnight the theme is "Christmas Friendship". 

I made a mini pizza box and matching card. I had hoped that my gift had arrived at my friend's house by now but it hasn't so I won't show you what is inside ;)

I punched around the edges of the box before I assembled it with my MS deep edge punch. This is one of my favourite punches and it comes out far more often than my others. All of the amazing flowers and brads are by Wild Orchid Crafts.

This cute little Tilda is "Something for you" from the Sweet Christmas Dreams collection. 

I kept the card a bit simple and used "Sweet Christmas Present" from the Sweet Christmas Dreams collection.  Both of the images are colours with Copics on Make It Colour blending card

The ribbon is from a package I received a few weeks ago that I saved. 

Sorry... last pic ;)

I hope you get a chance to enter the challenge, I know it is a busy time of year, but take some time out for yourself to create something. If you like any of the products used on my project, here are the links:

I would also like to enter some challenges myself...:

That is it from me today. Just a reminder about my candy over on my Magnolia only blog... there is still 1 day left to enter so you don't want to miss out!

Have a great week... I'll be back soon!
Hugs x

18 December 2011

Tilda as Star

Good morning! I have an oldie but a goodie here to share with you today. This is Tilda as a Star from the 2009 So Jolly collection. She is just adorable! 

I made this tag for the new challenge up at MDUC this week which is a colour combo, Red, Cream and Gold. 

I stamped Tilda in Memento Rich Cocoa and coloured her, then masked her and stamped over her in Versamark and embossed her the stars in Gold EP. Its a bit difficult to see, but in the corners of the tag I have also stamped and gold embossed the sweet holly leaves from this year's Sweet Christmas Dreams collection.   The papers are beautiful Pion Design from last years Christmas collection.

Everything else is bits and pieces I've had hanging around in my stash for a bit.

I hope you get a chance to come and play along with us at MDUC this challenge. Due to  Christmas the DT are taking a well earned break so the challenge will run through to January 7th 2012. We will also be posting a bit of a Christmas surprise for you during the break so keep an eye out, you won't want to miss it.

I would like to enter some challenges myself...
My time to Craft - Vintage Christmas
ICopic - Holiday themed
Simply Magnolia - Christmas
Cupcake Crafts - Don't look at the light! (sparkle, etc)
Paperplay Challenges - Christmas
Little Red Wagon - Christmas
Magnolia-licious Challenge - Stars

That is it from me today. Don't forget to pop on over to my Magnolia blog to be with a chance to win a Christmas pressie from Magnolia! There is still a few hours to go.

I will be back tomorrow with more to share,
Hugs Kylie x

17 December 2011

Magnolia Advent Calendar - Day 17

Hi everyone!

Today is my day to share with you some Christmas cheer over at my Magnolia Blog... Click on the pic to visit... there is a secret Christmas gift up for grabs, all you have to do is leave a comment on the post.

See you there!

12 December 2011

Note to self.....

... it is probably NOT a good idea to leave the room with cupcakes cooling on the stove .......

.....and little boys in the kitchen....


 How can you get angry with that? They even have bowls and are at the table, hahaha.

And yep... I am that type of Mum who goes to grab the camera rather than sweep up the mess ;o)

Winner!! Koala Hugs Tilda Magnolia stamp

Yep - we have a winner!!!

A big congratulations you Hunny, could you please shoot me over your address so I can post your adorable stamp to you asap.

I'll be back soon with a little more candy to spread some Christmas cheer ;)

Hugs to you all and thanks so much for entering!
Have a great day,

11 December 2011

White on white card

Good morning everyone :o) Thanks for stopping b to see me today. 

This is the second last of my Magnolia "Sweet Christmas Dreams" stamps left to ink, lol. Isn't she a sweetie? I love her big hair bow. 

I wanted to make a white on white card with this little sweetie. All of the edges are inked with DI Vintage Photo and the flowers are a mix of Kaisercraft and Magnolia.

The terrific sketch is by Jane from The Sketchy Challenges, new up yesterday. There is also a new challenge up at MDUC, 'Lost and Found" - use something you found around the house, so I've used a little wooden Christmas decoration to embellish my card.  We'd love to see you come and play with us at both challenges. I know it is flat out this time of year, so why not try and combine the two challenges if you only have time to make one card?

And just to show you what my 3 year old was up to when i was taking pics of my card..... Yup - "Mummy! Red truck going through the tunnel!!" hahaha.

Boys + imagination = Mummy smiles.

I hope you are having a wonderful weekend. I'm off to get my hair done this morning. I'm looking forward to sitting, chilling with a coffee and some gossipy magazines.

Talk soon,
Hugs x

09 December 2011

On the ninth day of Christmas....

hehehe - yeeessss.... still painting!  A canvas this time! 

I saw this cute Santa canvas on a blog and I had to have a go! It was so easy too, I couldn't believe it.  I did cheat however... I used adhesive book covering, and copied the image onto the grid on the backing paper, cut it out with my **new** Ingvild Bolme comfort grip craft knife and stuck the stencil down onto the canvas so I could slap that silver paint around without a care. 

Oh - and YES - I adore my new Ingvild Bolme craft knife. It is super sharp, super easy to cut with, and I'm a lefty so I was a bit hesitant as to how the grip would go for me, it has a spare blade in the handle. It has to be one of my favourite purchases this month :o) I've ordered something else funky and new too... but I'll wait until it arrives to tell you about it. I love new craft tools, hehehe.

See you tomorrow.
Hugs x

08 December 2011

On the eighth day of Christmas....

She painted some ornaments....

Yep, paint and I are becoming friends. 

Christmas decorations are becoming an addiction.

Unfortunately, the Christmas season will pass too quickly and the issue of storage will be my next project ;)

Decorations - Kraft ornaments from Spotlight. Painted in White Gesso and silver acrylic paint. 30mm red wild roses from Wild Orchid Crafts.

I hope everyone is having a wonderful day!
See you tomorrow