27 November 2011

Let it snow, let it snow, let it SNOOOOOWWWW!

Hey there everyone :)  Well... it is Sunday night here in Aus... where DOES the weekend go? We've had the busiest weekend. Good, but busy. 

There is a new challenge over at MDUC today - Let it Snow (although you probably guessed that from the title of my post).  I am well and truly in the mood for Christmas now so thought I'd make some snow flake shape ornaments. 

I inked up two older Tilda's for my snowflakes. I finally bought some light coloured Memento ink so I could give the 'no lines' look a go. I quite like how the one on the left turned out, I think it is because of all of the detail in Tilda's dress and wreath.

The snowflakes are cut with the Spellbinders "Fleur de lis" pendant die. All of the flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts.

I hope you get a chance to play along with us this week! We'd love to see your take on "Let it Snow".

Hugs Kylie x

26 November 2011

The Sketchy Challenges (formerly Pink Ink) - Kristy's Sketch

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Hi there! How was your week?  Good I hope! 

Today there is a new sketch up over at The Sketchy Challenges...(formally known as Pink Ink). This challenge is hosted by Kristy and she has come up with a doosey of a sketch for us. 

I fired up my Cricut to cut my card base and layers as I was a bit too tired (lazy) to do it by hand ;) 

The adorable stamp is of course Tilda from Magnolia. This one is Halo Tilda from the Sweet Christmas Dreams collection. I've coloured her with Copics and gone a bit glitter mad on her wings and frock.   The sentiment is also from the Sweet Christmas Dreams collection. The paper lace is cut with Doo Hickey dies and so is the adorable cloud tag and wing.

All of the flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts.  The edges are all inked with Vintage Photo DI and stitched with my sewing machine. The papers are Cosmo Cricket Mitten Weather from last year.

I could like to enter some challenges....
Truly Scrumptious - Pearls or Vintage
FairyTale Challenge - Christmas
Everybody Art - Christmas card
Stampavie and More - Anything but Square
Little Red Wagon - Christmas

Thanks so much for dropping by today.
I will be back tomorrow with another project to share with you. Until then, have a wonderful weekend!
Hugs Kylie x

22 November 2011

Wild Orchid Challenges - week 37: A Child's Christmas

Hi! There is a new challenge up at Wild Orchid Crafts Challenges - this fortnight we are asking for you to create something in the theme of "A Child's Christmas". I love this theme :o)

I took the opportunity to ink up a gorgeous Belles and Whistles stamp I was given last Christmas by my lovely friend Tanja. 

The gorgeous papers are Basic Grey Eskimo Kisses - I think, lol. 

 I have used lots of WOC goodies on my card...

I hope you get a chance to join us this fortnight at Wild Orchid Crafts Challenges. 
I would like to enter my card into the Belles and Whistles Challenge this week - which is Christmas and Elphine House Challenges which is the great sketch I used. 

Thanks for stopping by and checking out my card :o)
Don't forget to enter my candy!! Link is in the sidebar....

Hugs xx

21 November 2011

Magnolia Down Under Challenges #123

I'm running late again!! OMG. I am usually so organised and I can't stand being late for anything but lately... I just can't seem to get it together, lol. 

Today I would like to show you my project for MDUC's new challenge.  This week we have a wonderful sketch by my gorgeous Teamie, Debbie P. 

I have had "Tilda with Helebores" sitting on my desk for a couple of weeks now. I am determined to ink each of my Christmas stamps before the next collection is released... we'll see ;)  I have masked Tilda and stamped the Christmas background stamp behind her. The beautiful papers are by Maja Design, sent to me from my gorgeous friend Ing.

The tag base is corrugated cardboard painted with white Gesso.  The embellishments are a mix of Doo Hickey die cuts, Flowers and berries from WOC and some other items from my collection.

I hope you get a chance to enter MDUC this week and have a play with Debbie's sketch!
Hugs xx

Candy #6

Here we go... candy #6! Only two more to go after this one.... 

This candy consists of...
3 Whiff of Joy stamps 
1 Prima clear stamp
1 Kraftin Kimmie sentiment set
1 set of Prima colour rub ons
1 "Our Wedding" laser chipboard word

To win all you have to do is:
1. Add your name to the linky below
2. Add a picture of my candy to your sidebar, and
3. Become a follower if you aren't already

Easy peasy!
Good luck!

Candy Winners 4 and 5

Hello! Well.. I have some candy winners and then I'll be back with some more candy ;)
You are all wonderful. Thank you so much for entering. I just love sending goodies all over the world and each time the random number generator does its thing, I can't wait to see where the next package is going.

So here goes...

The winner of candy #4 is..... #51 - Dorte
The winner of candy #5 is......#34 - Chanelle

Congratulations Ladies! 
Please EMAIL me with your addy so I can send out your packages!

Hugs x

15 November 2011


**Have you entered my candy? See sidebar for details**

There is a new challenge over at TOMIC ! The challenge this week is to create something using a Paper bag and to use the inspiration photo of the Dala horse. 

I am filing in for one of the girls this week and stupidly thought it was next week :S I was just finishing off my project last night, thinking I was being really good and ahead of time, when the challenge went live, lol. Argh! Panic! 

I've used adorable "Tilda with Cross Stitch Heart" and masked her sitting on the "NOEL" accessory stamp from the 2009 "So Jolly" collection. The gorgeous papers are also Magnolia.

All of the embellishments are from Wild Orchid Crafts - (lace, charm, ribbon, poinsettia, carnation, cherry blossom, sweetheart blossoms) .

I used a flat brown paper lunch bag for my project. I chopped off the ratty top and folded it in half so I had two pockets to put tags in. Sorry the inside isn't decorated!

And finally, the back....

So sorry for being a tad late, lol.
I hope you can join us at TOMIC this week.  Have a great week!
Hugs xx

14 November 2011

It's a Wild Orchid Christmas

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I am finally sharing with you the details about my Christmas tree you may have seen on my post from Saturday.  It was so easy to make and I think I might have a go at a few more :) 

I found some Styrofoam cone shapes at my local art store and thought they would be cute for Christmas Table decorations. 

All of the flowers and embellishments are from Wild Orchid Crafts.  I have used White Wild Roses in two sizes, 25mm and 30 mm along with some small red poinsettias and 15 mm mint green open roses.

The cute star on top of the tree is from the Christmas crafts section of the store, Mixed Wooden Shape Embellishments along with some lovely raffia ribbon.

I then added some cute pearl brads in both medium and large and a paper doily underneath to finish it off.

All of the flowers were hot glued to the Styrofoam cone so they stay in place. The last photo shows the tree next to a matching card I have made with more gorgeous Wild Orchid Crafts goodies...

Items on the card:
Large red Poinsettia
25 mm Wild Rose - Lilac
Mixed Wooden Shape Embellishments
Cherry Blossom in Lilac
Seam binding in white
White cotton Lace
Medium Moonstone brads 

I hope you like my little Christmas tree decoration  :o)
Thanks for visiting!

13 November 2011

A Koala, Tilda, pizza and two little boys

I am really excited to show you my card today :o) Do you remember last year when Magnolia released their Bon Voyage collection and there was a little Australian Tilda in the collection? I HAD to have her and wished there were more Aussie themed Maggie stamps.... well... Bron at ShopBron must have been feeling the same way as she has asked Pauline to design a very special edition stamp just for her store.... Koala Hugs Tilda. She is just PERFECT for any occasion and I can assure you that I will be inking her up at every opportunity I get!

I thought I would make an Aussie Christmas card first off. The new challenge today at MDUC is "So Sentimental"  so I found the lyrics to the Aussie version of Jingle Bells and printed it onto some Basic Grey papers "Jovial" from last year and cut a hole out of the centre of the card with a nestie.

All of the edges are inked with Vintage Photo and the raffia and flowers are Wild Orchid Crafts.  All of the die cuts are done with Doo Hickey dies.

I just adore this cute stamp!

Just another pic of the detail :)

I hope you like the card and Miss Tilda and her koala :o) I believe Bron still has some left in her store so head on over and snaffle yours :) There is a direct link to the stamp in my sidebar.

I'll leave you with some photos of my boys enjoying their dinner last night.......

Mmmmm - Lekker! (My Dutch friends will know what that means :o) )

Turkish Lamb Pizza, complete with rocket, tomato and yogurt :o) YUM. Made from scratch by me (yup, dough included!).

Hugs x

12 November 2011

Pink {INK} Sketches - Kathrin's sketch

Ohh - it is Saturday! Yay! We have nothing planned at all this weekend and I cannot wait to lounge around all day in my PJs. 

There is a new challenge up at Pink Ink Sketches today! Kathrin is hosting this week and we are sponsored by her store Stempel Phantasien with an adorable Magnolia stamp as the prize along with a personalised stamp as well - what an awesome prize!

Kathrin has designed a fabby sketch as well so I am sure you will want to play along with us this fortnight.

For my card I have inked up one of the adorable new Sweet Christmas Dreams stamps and collected a bunch of Doo Hickey dies and gone to work!

The papers are from 2009 So Jolly I think! Can you believe I still have them? haha. I am a paper hoarder,  The edges are all distressed, inked and then some silver stickles added for some bling :o)  Do you like my Christmas tree? I had so much fun creating that. But I will tell you more about that in another post.

The inside of the card... the poinsettias from Wild Orchid Crafts are perfect for decorating inside cards.

And finally a pic of Miss Tilda. 
I hope you have a great weekend planned and with a bunch of craft time scheduled as well. 

Thanks so much for visiting me today, I'll be back tomorrow with something really special to share with you. Until then, have a great weekend!
Hugs Kylie x

07 November 2011

Wild Orchid Challenges #36 - Blue and Brown and a big Thank You!

Hi there! It is time for the next Wild Orchid Challenge! Yay! 

But first of all, I want to extend a huge thanks to everyone who purchased a card from me from ebay to help raise money for Breast Cancer - we made a whooping... $73! Thank you so much!

**I will be adding more cards to ebay later tonight. 
For the month of November 50% of proceeds will be donated to SID for KIDS in recognition of a great family who recently lost their little angel to SIDS. **

At Wild Orchid Challenges this week we are tempting you with a colour challenge... Blue and Brown! But remember - to be eligible to win, you MUST use a WOC product on your creation. 

I've finally inked up this little cutie pie from the Sweet Christmas Dreams collection. I just adore each and every stamp in this collection and I really had to restrain myself not to buy them all :o)

Wild Orchid Products used are:
NEW - Ivory Crown Pin - gorgeous huh?? I'm in luuurve. 

I've also gone a teensy bit Doo Hickey mad - I do love those Magnolia dies!

And painted some corrugated cardboard with some white paint. The image has been stamped around with a swirl stamp from the 2007 Pirates and Swirls collection.

So there is my card! I hope you like it.

Just Magnolia - Anything Goes (with pearls and lace)
Stampavie and More - Anything Goes
Anything Goes Challenge - Stitching Real or Faux
Paper Sundaes - Rectangle

06 November 2011

Double Candy - 4 chances to WIN!

Hi there - As promised, I am back with MORE candy. I neglected to post the candy for last fortnight for you so I've doubled the sweet goodies this fortnight with TWO candies up for grabs.

This first one below consists of:
A set of chipboard Angel wings
Unmounted House Mouse Stamp set including two sentiments (adorable!)
Some Healther Bailey felt trim
Motivet Rubber stamp Doraline with Sunflower
Prima Jack and Jill clear stamp and rhinestones
Whiff of Joy unmounted stamp Henry Mouse with Love Balloon

This second candy consists of
Autumn Leaves Clear stamp set All Boy
RW Laser Cuts Birds on Branch
American crafts Silver Zing embossing powder
Whiff of Joy Ben on Skateboard unmounted stamp and 
Whiff of Joy Ben Celebrating unmounted stamo

To win... all you have to do is:
  1. Add your name to the linky below
  2. Post a pick on your blog sidebar with a link back to this post
  3. Become a follower if you are not already
You can enter each week (so two entries) which means that there are FOUR chances to WIN!
The winner will be posted on my when I advertise the next candy on 20th November.

Thank you so much for your support!
Hugs Kylie xx

Candy Winner! #3...

Hi everyone, sorry about the delay in announcing the winner of Candy #3.... so without further ado... I am happy to announce the winner is....
No. 81

Karen - I will send you an email to obtain your postal address to get your goodies to you asap!

I'll be back a little bit later today to share the next round of candy with you.

A huge thank you to everyone who entered! 

01 November 2011

Tomic #22 - Create a Basket

Good morning! Well.. it is morning here in Aus :o)  How was everyone's Halloween? I suppose some of you are still out Trick or Treating?  We had only one group of trick or treaters at our house last night.. well... its not a big thing to do here in Australia. The little girls who did come around were so friendly. Very cute. 

There is a new challenge over at TOMIC this week - and this time we are asking you to Create a Basket!  It doesnt have to be any particular type of basket but Kianel has given us an amazing tutorial to try if you wanted to give it a go. 

I really wanted to ink up this adorable little Tilda from the new Sweet Christmas Dreams collection. 

To create my basket, I followed Tanja's tutorial HERE. Thanks Tanja! The gorgeous paper is by Magnolia from the new Sweet Christmas Dreams collection and the embellishments are from Wild Orchid Crafts.

On the edge on the basket I have used one of the new edge Doo Hickey dies from Magnolia - love it! And the handle is punched with a MS punch.

I just want to thank everyone who has bought a card from my ebay store! As promised, I'm donating 50% of the proceeds to The National Breast Cancer Foundation and so far we are up to $60! I'll give you an update as soon as the current Auctions are over.

I hope you get a chance to play along with us at TOMIC this week!
Thanks for looking,