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!!


  1. Wow Kylie, this is absolutely gorgeous! Your colouring inspires me everytime I see your cards :D It sounds like you had a fantastic Christmas day ... filled with lots of good food and wonderful family. Have a safe and happy new year for 2012. Julie :D

  2. This is otally gorjuss, wow, the cutex is so cute, lol, been in love with them myself since i saw them, the eyes and hair is drop dead gorjuss!!
    lotsa luv

  3. Wow Kylie, this girl is amazing , no wonder you had to have her, your creation is stunning.
    Hugs Cheryl

  4. Hi Kylie,

    What a fabulous card. Yours work of colors on your caracter is incredible. Cotinue like that I liiikkkeeeeee !!!!!!

    Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz this week.

    Hugs from France.

  5. Wow, that's a gorgeous card! Love the image and sentiment. The colors and flowers look awesome. Hugs, Hanneke

  6. Hi Kylie!
    WOW what a great card sweetie!
    I totally agree, so fantastic to use non-Christmas colours again! lol
    Perfect embellished with the flowers and your colouring is fantastic, what a cute nose you gave her!
    Sound like you had a great Holiday, guess the boys were wild and happy about santas gifts. I know mine was!
    Enjoy the rest of the holidays
    Warm hugs, Jill

  7. Hi sweetie, this is sooooo lovely! I can imagine you had to have this image, she's super cute! And your new banner is also fab :-)
    Nice to read you had a great x-mas time. We also did. See you!
    Hugs Ing

  8. Stunning creation Kylie, your colouring blows me away! Such a gorgeous design and perfect attention to detail!
    Love Nicola xxx

  9. OMG, Kylie, she is breathtaking.....colored spectacularly! This is truly an extraordinary creation...pure magic!!!!

  10. Gorgeous card Kylie, and I love this image! Hugs ,Frea

  11. Oh, Kylie! This is an absolutely wonderful card. If I've got one in mail it would made my month! :)
    Hope you had wonderful Christmas!

  12. Gorgeous hun, wishing you a very Happy New year too, hugs Liz xx

  13. She is gorgeous!!! Love saturated canary images...and your coloring is fantastic! Like it as your banner too, how perfect!
    Tracy Valure

  14. Gorgeous card, love this image, you have coloured her beautifully x
    Wendy x

  15. Very beautifull. Your colouring is awesome.

    Hugs Monique

  16. WOW Kylie this is one stunning card! The shape, the detail, the colours and your fab colouring, Wow once again! Love it! Thanks for joining in with us at Charisma Cardz.
    Joanne x

  17. This is stunning, love everything about it, just perfect!
    Helen x

  18. OMGosh, this is so awesome Kylie :) I love seeing how you've colored Copica, she's one of my favorites from Saturated Canary- I love the colors you chose for her hair! I'm glad to hear you had a lovely Christmas. Thanks for the inspiration! Hugs, Katie

  19. This card is so cute, I love the image. Lee x

  20. What a lovely card - thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Cardmakers...


  21. So BEAUTIFULL!!!!!
    I love it!

  22. Happy New Year!!!

    Your creation is lovely, thanks for playing at charisma in our 2 week challenge good luck!
    Carlyann xx (owner/dt at charisma)

  23. Hi Kylie, what a stunning card. Your image is coloured beautifully and I love the colours you've used. Thanks for joining us at stamp with fun challenge. Hugs, Denise x

  24. I love it so much! Wonderful color and the motiv is so great! Thanks for joining stamp with fun.
    Big hug

  25. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers, hope to you again soon.

  26. I'm so glad I got to stop by and see your fabulous card. Your coloring is fantastic and everything else about the card is perfect.
    thanks for playing with us at SFTW

  27. WOW this is stunning Kylie, I love all the details :)
    Thanks for joining us at SFTW & Good Luck!


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