26 August 2012

Christmas Tilda all Stitched Up

Good morning friends. 
There is a new challenge over at Magnolia Down Under today. This week we are challenging you to use STITCHING, real or faux. 


This adorable little stamp is Christmas Tilda with Cat. She is one of the cute stamps from the Little Christmas collection. She is just adorable! 
The papers are Melissa Francis and all of the flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts. The dark green lace is from Magnolia and the lovely mint ric rak is a gift from my good friend. 


I also want to share the cover of the new Magnolia Ink magazine - Turning Leaves. 
I am a bit excited as the card shown on the cover is by my gorgeous friend Debbie - Yayayay! Congratulations Debbie.  It is stunning :o)


Next weekend is an exciting weekend for me. I'm heading down to Melbourne to Paperific, a large paper craft show in Melbourne.  I finally get to meet some of my crafting friends :o) It is just amazing the friendships we make via this wonderful craft and unfortunately we don't often get to meet these wonderful people in real life. I have been fortunate to meet a handful so far but this weekend is going to be a big one with lots of close friends all together. I can't wait! Magnolia are coming as well and Zoe and I will be demoing for them. It is going to be a fun filled weekend. 

20 August 2012

Time for a cuppa and a good book

Hi there friends, 
After a shocking week last week, I am very happy to say that this week is off to a very good start - phew!!
Well, the only way really, was UP!
There are some new challenges for you to play along with this week too....


Wild Orchid Crafts has Summer Flowers challenge starting today. The theme is open to interpretation but please do check the rules before entering. 
Magnolia Down Under has the challenge - Masking for you to have a play with and 
The Sketchy Challenges has a gorgeous sketch by Chantal to play with.
All three have wonderful prizes for the lucky winners so be sure to check them out :)


I have masked together adorable Editor Tilda from the Turning Leaves collection with the Tea cup from the A Little Yummy for your Tummy collection. I've also used the tea label from the same collection and used my image to decorate a little gift bag for friend. The bag will contain, yup, you guessed it - Tea! 


I hope you get a chance to join us at the challenges. There is amazing inspiration from the DT. 
Until later in the week,
big Hugs xx

18 August 2012

Hidden WOC Gift Certificate winner!!

Yay! 
I am happy to announce the hidden winner from the 
blog hop...

Congratulations to...

You have a fabby voucher to spend at the 



16 August 2012

Beary Kissmas - Wild Orchid Crafts Blog Hop

Hi there everyone!
Today is a bit of an exciting day for the girls over at Wild Orchid Crafts. 
We are holding an informal blog hop to say thanks to Paul and Siri at Wild Orchid Crafts and to showcase some amazing new pearl products in stock.


We don't have a formal hop order, but there is some amazing creations in store for you and three hidden prizes at some stops, so if you want to get your creative juices flowing and be in the running to win something amazingly gorgeous goodies... check out my lovely DT friends:

and me, Kylie

You don't have to leave a comment at each blog, but the prizes are hidden so to win a prize, you must have left a comment at the right blog to be in the running!


And now to share the amazing new products!!
these are amazing! I removed the staeman from my flowers and glued the pearl hearts to the centre of them with Incredibly Tacky glue.

these lovely pearls come in three different sizes - 10mm, 12mm and 16mm, along with gorgeous colours!

WHITE PEARL SPRAY
(link to come soon, sorry)
measuring approx 20cm (8 inches) and with three stems in the spray, these are stunning! Perfect for any baby, Christmas or wedding creation.


Also on my tag I have added:



 (be sure to check out the large ones too!)



I hope you have some time to hop around and check out everyone's amazing creations with these gorgeous new products. We were all so very excited to share them with you. 

The stamp I have used on my tag is a new Magnolia image from their "Little Christmas" collection. This adorable little fella is Cozy Christmas Bear. How adorable is he? I love his cute little scarf and hat. I had a ball colouring his fur up. Adorable. 

Thanks for visiting me today! 
Hugs x


15 August 2012

TOMIC - Inspiration and theme!

Hi there! It is TOMIC time again :)
This month is a fantastic new challenge - we have an inspiration photo, are looking for beach theme and also want to see a shell somewhere in your creation....stamped, as an embellishment, up to you. 


I took inspiration from the colours and the layout of the gorgeous Magnolia Ink cover by DT Silvie. I adore her card which is showcased beautifully. 


I went a bit snap happy when taking photos. I quite enjoyed colouring so my image looked "sepia" toned. My colouring is inspired by my good friend Debbie Dolphin. Her sepia toned water colouring is amazing!


This cute Edwin is from the Summer Memories collection, as is the sentiment. 


And finally, a photo of the whole card. Sorry, I bet you thought we'd never get there, hahaha. 


The blue berries are by Magnolia and the other flowers are Wild Orchid Crafts. 
I have something to share again tomorrow so until then,
have a great day!


06 August 2012

Wild Orchid Crafts - Pink and Green

Hi again, can you believe it? Two posts in one day, lol. Gosh. I  must be on a roll! 
I really do enjoy playing with these adorable little Turning Leaves Magnolia stamps. They are just too sweet for words.


There is a new challenge at Wild Orchid Challenges today - and the them should be fairly self explanatory..its a colour challenge - Pink and Green.
I have used loads of gorgeous WOC goodies on my card.


I hope you get a chance to play along with us this fortnight. There is a fantastic voucher to be won! 
(Just please make sure you read the challenge rules so your entry isn't disqualified!).

well... thats it from me today.
I'll be back in a few days with something else to share.
'Til then, Hugs x

MDUC - Kathrin's Sketch

Hi there friends,
We have a new sponsor lined up - The Ribbon Girls. Thanks so much girls!


I have inked up Hiking Edwin and the matching background. These two were my "must have" stamps from the Turning Leaves Collection. 
The papers are by Memory Box. I quite like the kraft feel of the papers .


The flowers, twine and brad are all from Wild Orchid Crafts
I hope you get a chance to come and play at MDUC this week. We'd love to see your interpretation of the sketch.

See you tomorrow!
Hugs x

04 August 2012

The Sketchy Challenges

Hi there! Its the weekend already. Yay! 
That of course means a new round of challenges out there in blog land.
I have a card here to share for The Sketchy Challenges
This week I am hosting and I have prepared the sketch. I am delighted to say that Zoe from Make It Crafty is sponsoring the challenge. Thank you so much Zoe!


I have adorable "Little Tilda" here from the new Little Christmas collection from Magnolia. I have used a lot of Magnolia papers and Doo Hickey dies on my card as well. 


All of the edges are inked with Tea Dye DI. The amazing flowers and pearls are Wild Orchid Crafts


Tilda is coloured with Copics and a generous amount of stickles were used again. 
I have to say, normally I would feel quite odd making Christmas cards so early, but this year it feels really lovely. We are having a very cold winter over here in Canberra - possibly even snow tonight - so it feels somewhat appropriate to be making some wintery Christmas cards :) 


I was quite happy with how this card turned out. It is a lovely stamp to colour - as are all of the Magnolia stamps in my opinion :)
I have a bust few days blogging ahead of me. All of my challenges seem to have aligned on the one weekend  each fortnight, lol. 
Until tomorrow - have a lovely weekend!
Hugs x