30 January 2014

Bildmalarna - Alva collection "Music"

Hi everyone, well... I couldn't resist this stamp! I was browsing the shelves at an online store and came across a new collection from Bildmalarna. I have some older Bildmalarna stamps, Mimo I think he is called, but I hadn't seen this new Alva collection before, they're just adorable. 

I broke out my very scantly used Melissa Francis paper for this card. I wanted something very pastel. 
The cute birdcage and flowers are from the Ribbon Girls

The little memo pin is also from Ribbon Girl. The image is coloured with Copics. 

So something a little different :)
Oh - and of course, my Copic colours for those interested. 

I'll be back on the weekend,
Until then, 

28 January 2014

MDUC Doo Hickeys only

Hi Maggie friends, MDUC has a new challenge up and running today! 
This week we're looking for Doo Hickeys only - yep - no stamps, only sentiments if you wish.

I've used 10 different doo hickey dies to create my card, the papers are Prima and all of the edges are inked in Tattered Rose DI. 

The numbers are Thickers. The card is made for my Aunt who celebrates a special birthday soon. 

I hope you get a chance to join in at MDUC. I love all of these doo hickey cards. It is amazing the creations the girls have come up with. 

Until later, Hugs x

26 January 2014

Ribbon Girl January Challenge

Well, this is very exciting for me! My first "official" DT post as a Ribbon Girl :) 
We have a new challenge, the first of the year, starting today and the theme is "Anything Goes".

I made a card which reminds me a lot of my little boy, Aiden. He is always munching away on apples, loves planes and LOOOOVES green. Anything green... his shoes are green, he likes green ice cream, everything - except broccoli - haha, I can't seem to trick him on that one ;)

The cute Edwin and the Apple are from 2012, Sweet Crazy Love collection. 

My cute little birdy

I was pretty happy how the masking turned out. 
I've had some requests from some lovely ladies to show you what colours I've used on my cards, so here they are below:

If you see anything you like, you can click on the links below to go to the store.... 
That's it from me for today... Maybe I will have something else to share later in the week, until then, have a good one!

21 January 2014

MDUC - midway reminder - Summer Delights

Hi everyone! Just a little bit excited over here today - our FB challenge is going live as we speak!
Have you joined the group yet? If not, just head on over HERE

Today is also our MDUC blog midway challenge reminder as well... You have until Sunday to add your entry to challenge #227 - Summer Delights!

Some pretty Ribbon Girl supplies - Starburst Stamen Pink , Canterbury Rose Pink, Heart shape Sparkly buttons, pink button twine.

The sentiment is from the Little Yummy for your Tummy collection. The papers are all Magnolia as well and I've used a Doo Hickey die for cute the lacey edge on the card. 

Another photo of the pretty flowers :)  I stamped Tilda in Memento Summer Sky as I wanted to use Zoe's no lines technique.

I hope you can join both our blog and Facebook challenges! 

17 January 2014

Strawberry birthday

Hi everyone.
Over here in Aus we're having a little bit of a heatwave so the best place to be is inside in the air conditioning - at my craft desk!
One of the ladies I work with was celebrating a special birthday today, one of those milestone birthdays so I sat down last night to make a card for her. 

Strawberries are certainly perfect for a summer birthday. This is a Lili of the Valley stamp that I have been eyeing off for a while, one of those "just had to have" stamps. The papers are a mix of left overs I've had in my drawer for a while, the blue check is probably almost 4 years old. The spotty red is about 3 years old. I love that I can use up bits and pieces like that. 

I punched around the card with a MS punch set. All of the edges are distressed and inked. So Doo Hickey dies were used for the banner and swirl and the lovely white flowers and twine are both from The Ribbon Girl.

I think Elizabeth liked her card. I do enjoy making cards for special people and reasons much better than just making a card in general. 

Well, I think that is it from me until Tuesday ...
so until then
Have a great weekend :)

13 January 2014

Ribbon Girl Giveaway!

There is a really lovely giveaway on The Ribbon Girl challenge blog!!
There's loads of new stock in and Mary and Andrea are giving you a chance to win some of the lovely new goodies...

Head on over to the Ribbon Girl Challenge blog to see what you have to do to win!

12 January 2014

Piping Tilda & some exciting news!

I survived the first week back at work! I do have yet another sore throat though, not sure what is causing that, hmmm... anyway! I found some time this weekend to sit at my desk and create. 

This is Piping Tilda from the Special Moments collection, isn't she adorable? I have masked her with the Shelf with Kitchen Towels from the So Heavenly collection (2008). I love how all of the collections can be mixed and matches to create your own personal little scenes. 

A view of the cute little Cutlery Doo hickey die, love this one!  Lots of lace on this card. The sweet blue lace is from The Ribbon Girl (20mm Dusty blue cotton lace). So is the lovely pearl bead string and amazing Darjeeling Grey/Blue Blossom Flowers.

Tilda is coloured in copics and all of the paper edges are inked in Tea Stain DI.

More Doo Hickey die cuts - Doily, Tag.

Did you see Magnolia Down Under Challenges has started a new Facebook Challenge?
We're all a bit excited about it. The first challenge kicks off on Tuesday 21st, so head on over to the new group and check it out!

Can't wait to get started and interact with you all a little bit more.
Of course we're still running our blog challenge - our first one of the new year starts on Tuesday - so keep an eye out!

Until then, keep crafting! 

07 January 2014

Giveaway at The Ribbon Girl

Good morning!
The Ribbon Girl have a fantastic prize to give away! Just look at these lovely bronze charms!
Just click on the picture below to take you to the details.....

05 January 2014

Tilda with Spring Heart

Yep, back again with my last card before I return to work tomorrow. I fear that I won't be at my craft desk as much from this point onwards. I have really enjoyed giving my markers a good work out these last two weeks. 

This is a little card, but with a Marianne Createables die and features the cute little Tilda with Spring Heart  (Lost and Found collection) masked to the Flower Cloud (With Love collection 2013).

I've used Zoe's "No lines" technique to stamp. I find it is a great way to practice colouring to achieve depth. 

I used the Doo Hickey die Romantic Lace to create the paper lace around the image. 

The pretty pink berries and pink twine are from The Ribbon Girl.  I am so excited, I received a lovely email from Mary and Andrea last week asking me to join their DT. It has been a very long time since I joined a DT so it was a wonderful surprise.  

As much as I am sad my holidays are over, I am looking forward to catching up with my wonderful work mates tomorrow. 
I'm sure this renewed addiction to my craft desk won't fade and I will try to be back with more to share as soon as I can. 
Have a great week,
Hugs Kylie

04 January 2014


Something a little different from me today, a sweet Lili of the Valley stamp, Handbags. 

I was browsing in the LOTV store and came across this stamp, I hadn't seen it before! It is so cute, I love vintage handbags so it had to fall into my cart didn't it? hehehe

Coloured in Copics of course, BG 57, 53, 11, 10 and E 09, 07, 13, 97, 43, 42, 41, 0000.

The easel card was cut with a Go Kreate die. Everything has been distress inked with Tea Dye and Walnut Stain. 

The senitment is one a friend sent me a while ago, I am not sure of the stamp company. Its a little out of season, but its a cute one. 

The flowers are all Wild orchid Crafts.

Well, I hope you like my card as much as I enjoyed  making it. 
Only one more day of my holidays left then back to work :(
I am not looking forward to it really... I think it might have something to do with my Hubby having an extra week off and the kids still being on school hols. 

Anyway - thanks for stopping by and I hope to see you again soon!

03 January 2014

Tilda Rose Scent

Yep, still glued to my craft desk! 
The new Magnolia collection, Lost and Found are just TOO adorable! 

This is Tilda Rose Scent and I have masked her with Tilda's Dressing Table. 
The papers are MME "Lost and Found", haha, I just realised as I was typing. 

Lots of Frantage on this one. The hearts were fussy cute from the design paper. A large crystal at the top is from Prima. 

Possibly one of my favourite stamps of all time I think! I adore her hair :) And her fluffy slippers. 

I might be back tomorrow with another card.. see how we go ;)
Thanks for stopping by.