Sunday, October 30, 2011

Shhh - Its a secret!

Hey! It is Sunday! Yay! OMgoodness - we are so tired today! We had another big day yesterday cleaning and tidying the house for the exhibition... yup... still waiting for someone to make an offer to buy it. Sigh. But no complaining - it is only week three :o) 

There is a new challenge up at MDUC today! The challenge is... "Shh - Its a Secret!" - we want you to hide something in your creation... sounds like fun doesn't  it? I know I initially had trouble coming up with an idea but I was looking around for some interesting tutorials and found one on Stampartic... for this.....

Please excuse the dodgy paint on the door :S I was experimenting, trying to give the door a bit of a shabby look and it backfired, lol. I need to get some of the Copic Opaque White. I think that would make a big difference. 

So this is what my little project looks like when it is opened out...yeah, I went a bit Doo Hickey mad :o)

Fun yeah? I thought so. The pocket is secured into the folder with a brad and there is a tag in the pocket. It was heaps of fun to make. I think I'll be doing another one soon. 

And here is little Edwin. He is just adorable bringing home his basket of apples and gift for Tilda.  

All of my embellishments are from Wild Orchid Crafts and all images are coloured with Copics.  The papers are all by Magnolia. 

I hope you get a chance to come and play at MDUC this week - I can't wait to see what you come up with to hide in your creations! 

I thought I'd finish up today and show you some photos of our back yard. I just love the trees all in bloom.

I hope you have a great weekend. 
I'll be back tomorrow with something else ;) Until then - Hugs from me x

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Wrapped Violet

Hi everyone. I hope your Wednesday is treating you well. 

I really don't know what to write today. Yesterday I heard some heart breaking news from a blogging friend, her 2 month old granddaughter passed away to SIDS. As a mother, I just cannot even begin to understand the grief her daughter and entire family must be going through right now. It is just devastating. It is something no parent should ever have to endure.   

Not really knowing what words to say I ended up sitting and making a sympathy card. My first ever. And hopefully I will not have to make another one anytime soon. 

My friend is a Maggie fan so I wanted to make a card using a Magnolia stamp, I thought this sweet little "Wrapped Violet" was perfect.

I won't go into too many details about the card today. If you happen to know the person in question (and I know some of you do), maybe you would like to send her a card as well. Feel free to contact me if you require address details.

I'll be back a bit later in the week.
Until then, take care
Hugs xx

Monday, October 24, 2011

Santa Claus is Coming to Town

Yup - it is getting closer!! Christmas is coming - the most wonderful time of the year :)  

I thought I would decorate a paper bag and got out my Santa stamp from the Magnolia "Santa 2008" Collection.  The papers are Kaisercraft from last year and the sentiment is also Magnolia. 

I've used loads of gorgeous Wild Orchid Crafts goodies to embellish my bag.

All of the edges are distressed and stitched together. Unfortunately when I added the stickles the red copic in ran! I've never ever had this issue before so I wonder what happened this time? Very strange.

Until later, Hugs from Me xx

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Getting Punchy

Hi there friends. I hope you are all having the best weekend. 

There is a new challenge at Magnolia Down Under today and this week we are asking you to get out your punches and dies and Get Punchy!

I took the opportunity to ink up one of the new lovely Sweet Christmas Dreams cuties, Ribbon Tilda. She is too cute! But I must admit, I love them all.

The papers are Pion Design. So warm and Christmassy, I can almost smell the cinnamon!

The lovely flowers are a combo of die cut with Doo Hickey dies and Wild Orchid Crafts.

One final pic so you can see the layers. This card is a bit 3D in some areas.

Thanks so much for your visit today! I'll be back tomorrow with something else to share :o)
Enjoy the rest off your weekend!
Hugs xx

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Tilda with Lace Jeans

How is your Saturday treating you?  We spent the day with my Inlaws and went out for a drive to the property we plan to move to when we finally sell our house. It was wonderful walking around in the beautiful sunshine watching my eldest son enjoy the country side. My youngest was fast asleep in the car, snoring his little head off. So cute. The neighboring property has 5 alpacas grazing so we had a little visit with them. Such curious animals! And so adorable, well, at least my son and I thought so. There was a hare jumping around in the bushes and a mob of kangaroos watching us in the distance. Tranquil! Every time we go out there we just fall in love with the area some more. I hope the wildlife hangs around when we move out there. I'm quite keen on the idea of furry neighbors!

I meant to post this card last Sunday.  How time is getting away from me at the moment.  It was for Magnolia Down Under Challenges. The challenge was a sketch by Eulanda and I just loved creating my card with the sketch. Thanks Eulanda!

I pulled out my scalloped Grand Nesties to cut my card base and cut into some beautiful Prima "Printery" papers. They are just gorgeous.   This little cutie pie is Tilda with Lace Jeans and she is from the Butterfly Wishes Collection.

I have sanded all of the paper edges instead of using a distressing tool, just for a little change. The amazing flowers are all Wild Orchid Crafts, as is the gorgeous pearl brad.

I hope to be back tomorrow with a new card to share with you. Until then, enjoy your weekend.

Hugs K xx

Monday, October 17, 2011

Seeding Tilda

Hi there everyone! We have had a very busy weekend with lots going on, all good and promising, but it didn't really allow time for blogging!  I am back now an I actually have two posts to share with you.... I'll save one until tomorrow.

This card is for Pink {INK} Sketches. We had a new challenge go up and this time it is gorgeous Ann's turn to host the challenge. She designed a lovely sketch to play with so please head on over and check it out.

I thought I'd have a go watercolouring again. Its been a little while :) So here is my card using Ann's sketch. I've used the new Prima paper pad "Alla-Prima".

I hope you are all having a wonderful weekend. I'll be back soon to chat about my MDUC card.

Until then, big hugs xx

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Sweet Christmas Dreams - Tilda with Snow Heart

Woohooo! New stamps arrived in my mail box yesterday and I couldn't wait to get inky with them. I have just adored this cutie since I first saw her so I was so happy when she appeared as surprise mail. She is Tilda with Snow Heart.   This amazing new collection is available for pre-order NOW so check out your favourite Magnolia stockist to snaffle yours so you don't miss out. 

The pile of hearts next to her is probably not intended to be used with her, it is a stamp from one of the valentines collections, but I thought it would look cute as a little pile of heart snow balls. The papers are by Magnolia as well, and I've used some doo hickey dies to cut the snowflake, flourish and flower.

The gorgeous brads, bell, cherry blossom and lily are all from Wild Orchid Crafts.

Thanks for your visit today :o) Enjoy the rest of your week,
Hugs Kylie x

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Waiting for Christmas

It is time for a new challenge up over at the TOMIC blog and we are looking for "Magnolia Forever" - use a sitting Tilda or Edwin and doo hickey dies.

I inked up this adorable Tilda from last year's collection and sat her on a doo hickey branch. The edge is also punched with a doo hickey die. The cute little "Bull finch"is from the 2009 So Jolly Collection. I'm not too sure which collection the ticket stamp is from, but it is Magnolia too. 

All of the gorgeous embellishments are WOC and the papers are Memory Box.

So that is it from me today... I'm actually a day late, sorry! But I'll be back with something else to share a bit later in the week.  My Magnolia stamp club arrived today so I hope to ink one of these cuties up sooner rather than later!

Thanks for visiting me, Hugs xx

Monday, October 3, 2011


Hi! How is your week going so far? Mine has been very busy! But fun and very worthwhile. 

But onto business.... there is a new challenge at TOMIC today.  This week it is Magnolia's birthday! So there is an extra special secret prize for this challenge so you truly do not want to miss entering the challenge for your chance to win.... So what do you have to do to win? 

Over here in Australia we don't 'do' Halloween but I did happen to have a couple of Halloween Magnolia stamps for the occasion ;o) I was cleaning out my pantry the other day and found an empty coffee tin that I remember storing in there because I thought it was cute and would come in handy for something one day and here it is... all decorated in Magnolia finery ready to be filled with lollies for a spooktacular Halloween.  

The gorgeous papers are Magnolia. The pretty little Tilda is from the So Spooky Collection from 2009.

For a little change I coloured Tilda in DIs. All of the amazing flowers are Wild Orchid Crafts.

The little spider stamp is also Magnolia but I am not sure which collection she is from... cute though isn't she?

Just another view of the top of the tin :o) Got a little snap happy haha.

And due to lack of Halloween sentiments, I stamped this sweet one from the A Little Yummy collection.

Its a bit difficult to see, but I've also stamped a little spiders web stamp around the edge of the image.

So! I hope you get a chance to make something fun and Halloweeny this week. Its a great chance to recycle something or make something off the page for a change. I've become a little addicted to altering things lately and I just love it, so come and join us at TOMIC.

I've got a busy few days ahead of me ....have a great week!
Hugs x

Sunday, October 2, 2011


Good morning! Well.. it is a great morning here - the sun is shining! We have had a very wet start to Spring here in Canberra with cold, wet weather but today... it looks like it is going to be a beautiful day.

There is a new challenge over at MDUC today - we are looking for a colour combo this week and in recognition of it being Breast Cancer Awareness month, the colour challenge is PINK, WHITE and GOLD. 

I finally inked up cute little Chess Tilda for my card and put together a criss cross card using Magnolia paper.

The insert has been stamped with a rose and sentiment in Versamark and embossed with gold EP. The edges were cut with a Doo Hickey die, Antique Lace.

The amazing flowers, seam binding and lace are from Wild Orchid Crafts, including the gorgeous new Lily.  All of the edges are inked with DI Old Paper.

Thanks for visiting me this morning... I'm off outside to enjoy the sunshine.
Hugs x

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Right Through my Heart

I'm late! I'm late! Sorry! Its been a busy day!

There is a fantastic new sketch up at Pink {INK} this week! Erica is hosting for us and she has designed a great sketch for us this week (of course! They all are!) and I thought I'd try and use it on a circle shaped card....

Adorable little Tilda is "Right Through My Heart" Tilda from the... you guessed it, Right Through My Heart collection :o) .  The papers are my new favourite - Prima Romantique. They are just stunning and vintage, perfect for this adorable stamp.

All of the lavish embellies are Wild Orchid Crafts.  I thought I'd try and stitch some cotton lace around the card. It came out kind of sweet don't you think? I tried this once before and it just didnt work, but this lace is really quite soft so the result was much better.

All of the panels are stitched together and inked with "old paper" DI.

I hope you get a chance to join us at Pink {INK} this week fortnight. The DT has created some stunning work to share with you. I am always in awe of their amazing work.

That is it from me today! I am exhausted. Hubby and I have been busy with the house and garden today so it is time to sit and relax with a cuppa. I will be back with something to share with you tomorrow though. Until then, I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!

Hugs K xx