Sunday, February 26, 2012

Magnolia Down Under Challenge #135

This week over at Magnolia Down Under Challenges we are asking you to use the colour combination "orange, pink and white" on your cards.  This sounds like quite a scary combination but I loved the end result - so fresh and pretty.

Don't forget to check out the AMAZING inspiration from the fabulous MDUC DT and our wonderful guests on our BLOG. 

Copics used - Skintones (R20, R11, E11, E00, E000) plus RV63, RV55, RV10, R59, E37, E35, E33, E31, E08, YR07, YR00

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Story Time with Mo

Before I bought my Silhouette Cameo I had been eyeing off the gorgeous patterns from SVG Cuts and this Book Box in the Spirits of Christmas Past Set was something I knew I wanted to try out. I love all the fabulous detailing on this pattern and it was fairly easy to put together. I figured since it was a "book" I'd use one of Mo Manning's gorgeous story book characters on the front cover -  this is Snow White

As you can see there's a drawer that slides out to pop some treasures or a little gift in. 
The spine of the book has room for some more fun details. I added some scraps of the Webster's DP and stamped a sentiment from The Craft's Meow's Lovely Labels 18 set - it has just the vintage feel I wanted to finish it off.
Copics used - Skintones (R20, R11, E11, E00, E000) plus E43, E42, E41, E40, B99, B97, B95, B93, B91, B05, C10, C6, C5, C2, R39, R37, R35, R30, G24

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Tickled Pink Stamps is sponsoring Passion for Promarkers

This week Tickled  Pink Stamps is sponsoring Passion for Promarkers Challenges where they are asking you to use "Black and White". I used one of the images from the Lil Little range - one of my favourite ranges though that may just change after the next release (what a tease - LOL). This is Lil Little Lad Luca and I did manage to sneak just a little bit of colour in - ssshhhhhhhh.

I usually use the cool greys when I do B&W but challenged myself by using the warm greys this time - they suited my DP better AND I do like to challenge myself to try new things - makes life interesting.

Copics used - 100, W7, W5, W3, W2, W1, W00, RV000, B02, B00, B0000

Monday, February 20, 2012

Some More Fun With Tickled Pink and My Cameo

You may have already seen these over at the Tickled Pink Stamps blog but I thought I'd share them here too...

I was recently VERY lucky to get myself a Silhouette Cameo cutting machine - this is one AWESOME piece of machinery let me tell you! While checking out online tutorials I found THIS one from Under a Cherry Tree on how to use pictures on your computer to print and then cut out gift tags - all done on the Cameo software. 

In Jin's tutorial there are some elements you need the upgraded software for but I made these using the coloured images I'd done for Kellie for the store and the software that came with the machine. The outer mask is a little too wide but I'm happy with my first attempt.

Here they are fresh off the Cameo - printed and then cut out ready to mat and decorate!

All done - once I spent the time making the pattern up it took mere minutes to print, cut and finish them off.

PLEASE be aware that I asked Kellie for permission to re-produce these coloured images even though I had coloured them up myself. Many stamp companies don't allow mechanical re-productions of anything but the lineart - so check the Angel Policy or contact the stamp company if you have ANY questions about doing this! You could also use family photos or clip art in the same way!

Re digital stamp lineart and the print and cut feature- using some of the methods I used here I worked out I could print and cut some of my digis ready for colouring - I need more practice though as I don't think the effort is worth it. My scissors aren't obsolete just yet - LOL

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Red, Black and BITE

My daughter is reaching the age where she's starting to attend lots of 21st parties and she's asked me to make more cards suitable for these occasions. Since she also has a lot of friends that are on either side of 21 too I decided to create a stash of cards I could always turn more age specific if I needed too. 

This FABULOUS image from Mo Manning is called "Bite" and is just perfect for this age group. I've also used my daughter's favourite colour combo.

Now it's time for a little confession - or is that advice on making the most of a mistake - LOL. I had meant to just have a very pale grey shadow around her but the alcohol in my C00 copic pen re-hydrated parts of the strong red in her skirt and dragged some colour out, even though her dress had been coloured up a few days before - grrrrrr. Some darker grey dotted in not only hides many of the red streaks but also ended up giving the image a funkier look - guess my mistake was MEANT to happen - LOL. Recently I tore up an image in frustration when I made a last minute mistake - and the next morning I looked at my poor torn up image and realised it HAD been salvageable! Live and learn and PUT THINGS AWAY to later if they aren't working out.

Copics used - Skintones (R20, R11, E11, E00, E000) plus  C10, C6, C5, C2, C0, C00, E53, E33, Y21, G24, R37, R35, R32, R30

Friday, February 17, 2012

Tickled Pink Stamps is Sponsoring Do You Stack Up Challenges

This week Tickled  Pink Stamps is sponsoring Do You Stack Up Challenges where they are asking you to use "Layers". I chose the gorgeous new Lil Futuristic Lolita Willow to use and cut the funky maze out using my Cameo and then layered it onto an embossed background.

We hope you'll go over and play along for a chance to win a Tickled Pink Stamps prize.

Copics used - Skintones (R20, R11, E11, E00, E000) plus E35, E33, E31, E13, E08, 100, C2, C0, C00, R39, R35, R32, B06, B02, B00, B0000, YR14, Y19, Y11, Y08, Y00

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Mo's Dream Team Blog Hop

It's that time of the month again when Mo's Dream Team get together to bring you a themed blog hop. This month it's all about MUSIC and our hostess with the mostest is the lovely and talented Julie - so hop on over to Julie's Blog if you want to start at the very beginning - a very good place to start - if you read you begin with ABC, if you sing you begin with Doh Re Mi.....See I have you singing away to the Sound of Music already - LOL.

If you are already waltzing along the hop then you should have arrived here from Amazing Alice's Blog.

Mo has some wonderful music and dance themed images in her store HERE. This cutie is called Kalei and you can find her HERE. I can almost hear the waves crashing on the shore and the sounds of the ukulele's strumming away as Kalei dances - can't you?!?!?

Now grab your dancing shoes and turn up the music - it's time to head on over to Marvellous Mina's Blog.

And here's the hop order in case you get lost along the way - the links are on my left sidebar under Mo's logo.

Julie, Debby.Y, Heidy, Alice, Debbie, Mina, Pops, Lori, Gretha, Kerttu, Jane 

Chipboard embellishments from Make it Crafty

Copics used - Skintones (R20, R11, E11, E00, E000) plus R35, G28, G24, G21, G20, E43, E41, E40, E08, 100, C10, C5, C0, B18, B05, B0000, V17, YR16, YR14, Y19, Y15, Y11

Emerald Faeries Garden Challenge #18 - Tag It

It's time for a new challenge over at The Emerald Faerie Garden - we're asking you to "Tag It". You can either create a tag or use tags on your project. I've seen some gorgeous CAS cards lately and used them to inspire me with this tag - though I couldn't help sneaking a few flowers on - LOL. I chose the gorgeous Ebony to use - she was the first faerie I ever bought and I STILL love her.

Don't forget to check out the rest of the DT inspiration on our blog HERE and remember you have 2 weeks to play along.

Copics used - Skintones (R20, R11, E11, E00, E000) plus E44, E43, E40, C3, C2, C1, C0, C00, G24, G21, G20, YG01, V17, V15, V12, V01, V000

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

The Three Companies Team Up Blog Hop

Not one, not two but THREE COMPANIES have come together to bring you a  fantastic collection of images, sentiments and even matching embellishments to get your creative minds flowing with ideas! WHO  ARE THEY??  If you have been  following the lead up to our big release HERE then you may have taken a stab at  guessing who we are.  If you guessed...Whimsy Stamps, Make it Crafty and Little Miss Muffet Stamps then  you are correct!! Woohoooo!

Now as you can  imagine there are HEAPS of prizes to be won but before all that, join us on our  incredible inspiration hop where the talented girls from our teams share different ways you can combine our products. So if you have just  popped by to say hi and stumbled into this hop you may want to START AT THE BEGINNING at ANN's blog, she's only one step back so you haven't got far to go! If you ARE already hopping along you should have just hopped from Ann's anyway as I'm the second stop!

Personally I couldn't just stop at one scene - there was just too much fun stuff to play with - so I created two cards for you today ....

For my first card I've used Paris Elements and N1 Fancy Collection chipboard from Make It Crafty, the Fanciful Birthday Notables 1 sentiment set from Whimsy Stamps, and the cute Paris release images from Little Miss Muffet Stamps - these two are Elisabeth Louise Hatter and La Promenade au Jardin (this second image will be released in RUBBER - woohoo)

Copics used - 
Skintones (R20, R11, E11, E00, E000) plus W5, W3, W2, W1, W00, C7, C5, C2, C0, YR31, YR30, YR14, Y15, Y00, R89, R85, R81, RV000, G28, G21, YG05, B97, B95, B93, B91, B0000, E50, E47, E43, E42, E40, E35, E18, E17

For my second card I went for a little more of a modern feel. I once again used the Paris Elements and N1 Fancy Collection chipboard from Make It Crafty,the Fanciful Birthday Notables 1 sentiment set from Whimsy Stamps, and the cute Paris release images from Little Miss Muffet Stamps - this one is called Taylor.

Copics used - Skintones (R20, R11, E11, E00, E000) plus R39, R37, R35, R32, B26, B23, B21, B0000, YR31, YR30, YR16, YR07, C6, C2, C0, W5, W3, W2, W00, E50, E43, E42, E40, E18, E17, E13, E08

 Make sure you comment  along the way for a chance at winning a few extra goodies and once you reach  the end, we'll share all the details on the prizes you can win and we even have  a fun challenge you can enter which could win you a feature in the upcoming  Whimsy Magazine! And just in case you're wondering all of these FABULOUS products are available RIGHT NOW at Whimsy Stamps, Little Miss Muffet Stamps and Make it Crafty!!!!

  So where to next you  ask?? JUMP on over to my  friend CLEOTA'S blog and if you get lost along the way here's the hop order for you....

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Magnolia Down Under Challenge #133

This week over at Magnolia Down Under Challenges we are asking you to use "One Word Sentiments" on your cards. I bought several of these cute little word "beads" from my LSS - they were in a sell-off box and personally I think I hit the jackpot when I found them. I love threading them on twine and wrapping them onto my cards.

We are welcoming back our fabulous regular sponsor Stampyland this week - thanx so much!

Don't forget to check out the AMAZING inspiration from the fabulous MDUC DT and out wonderful guests on our BLOG - I had a sneak peek when I snuck my card in late - WOW there is some amazing eye candy to see!

Copics used - Skintones (R20, R11, E11, E00, E000) plus V15, V12, V01, RV63, RV55, RV10, B99, B97, B91, B95, B93, B0000, E44, E43, E42, E41, E40, G28, G24, G21

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Make it Colourful - Spring Colours

It's time for a new challenge over at Make it Colourful - Spring Colours. I always think of Spring as being bright and vibrant with the garden coming alive with colour. For my card I've used the sweet little Foxie Sprite digi from Make it Crafty. I started off with an idea to use a whole range of colours from reds through to yellows - but I somehow ended up here - LOL. The lime greens remind me of new grass peeking through and I always love the watch the dragonflies dance.

Don't forget to check out the rest of the inspiration from the FAB MiC DT over in our GALLERY - and you can enter the fun there as well.

Copics used - Skintones (R20, R11, E11, E00, E000) plus YR16, YR14, YR07, YR02, YR00, YR0000, YG25, YG21, YG05, YG0000, G28, B0000, R59, E35, E33, E31, E08

Friday, February 10, 2012

Tickled Pink Stamps Preview Day 4 - Lil Futuristic Lolita Christina

Can you believe it's the last day of previews from Tickled Pink Stamps - we hope you've enjoyed this "look into the future" as much as we have enjoyed bringing it to you. This digi release will be INSTORE tomorrow.

Today we are introducing you to the gorgeous Lil Futuristic Lolita Christina. I'm loving this look on her and can't wait to see what the rest of the DT have come up with using her - check their work out on our BLOG and leave a comment for a chance to win her for yourself.

I used a My Time Made Easy cut file from Lauren Meader - but I enlarged it to maximize an A4 sheet. Once again I took the opportunity to play on  my new Cameo - LOVE this machine!

This is the view from inside - it's little box to pop something sweet into but I resisted the temptation to fill it now because I know it wouldn't be full for too long, I have nooo will power - LOL. I'll fill it up when I plan to give it away!

I haven't glued this together in the way it was designed - but that's the fun part of creating something yourself.
Copics used - Skintones (R20, R11, E11, E00, E000) plus E49, E47, E37, E35, E33, E31, YG17, YG05, YG01, YG0000, 100, C6, C4, C2, RV66, RV63, RV55, RV10

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Tickled Pink Stamps Preview Day 3 - Lil Futuristic Lad Stefan

Today is Day 3 of previews for Tickled Pink Stamps February release. I hope you stopped by our BLOG yesterday to check out Day 2's preview of the gorgeous Lil Futuristic Lolita Willow. 

Today we have one for the boys - Lil Futuristic Lad Stefan. I took the opportunity to play with my new Silhouette Cameo. I used one of the Silhouette cut files and turned it into a shaped card. Some textures and chipboard gears and it was all set up for Stefan to step aboard.

Don't forget to check out what the rest of the TPS DT have done with this handsome lad on our BLOG and comment there for a chance to win. Release day is February 11th.

Copics used - Skintones (R20, R11, E11, E00, E000) plus 100, C7, C6, C5, C3, C1, C0, E29, E18, E17, E15, E13, E11, B26, B23, B21, B05, B000, YR14, Y15, Y11, Y0000

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Tickled Pink Stamps Preview Day 1 - Lil Futuristic Lolita Lilith

Welcome to the start of the previews for this month's release from Tickled Pink Stamps. There are FOUR fabulous new digi images coming your way - and they are ooooh so much FUN! Today we have Lil Futuristic Lolita Lilith to introduce you too. Over the next 3 days you'll meet the rest of the gang and then they will be available for purchase on 11th February.

Don't forget to pop on over to the Tickled Pink Stamps BLOG to check out what the rest of the DT have created with Lilith - and comment there for a chance to win her for yourself.

Copics used - Skintones (R20, R11, E11, E00, E000) plus 100, C7, C5, C4, C3, C2, C1, C0, C00, RV06, RV04, RV02, RV000, B06, B05, B00, B000, B0000

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Tickled Pink Stamps is Sponsoring Divas by Design

This week Tickled Pink Stamps is proud to be sponsoring Divas by Design where "Anything Goes". Since tomorrow is the start of a new school year here in Melbourne I couldn't go past using Lil Little Lad Frankie - though I hope my son doesn't treat any of his teachers to the sentiment I used on my card - LOL. We hope you can come along and play too for a chance at a Tickled Pink Stamps prize.

I also have to apologise - before Christmas I hit a couple of milestones on my blog and promised some candy - I HAVEN'T forgotten - but having everyone at home on holidays has set me behind schedule - I WILL be posting it within the next 2 weeks - or I'll add extra to it - LOL.

Another apology (not my day is it - LOL) - I can't fine the copics colours I wrote down for this image : (