Saturday, December 31, 2011

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year everyone!! 

This is Celebration Tilda and Sweet Moon from the Sweet Crazy Love Collection.  And I've made another shaped card, lol. The Cricut is getting some use of late!

Tilda and the Sweet Moon are coloured with Copics (Skin - E 11, 01, 00, 000, R12, 11, Top, R 89, 29, 27, 14, Hair, E 57, 33, 42, 30, Pants, B 97, 23, 21, Moon - Y 28, 26, 35, 23, YR 30)

There is still a day and a bit to enter the TOMIC challenge which is Happy New Year!

Well... that is it from me this morning - we're off to the Zoo!

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Sweet Crazy Valentino

Finally! I have finally coloured one of the new "Sweet Crazy Love" stamps - and wow, this collection is just gorgeous - gorgeous!!

This is Valentino. Don't you just adore his hair?

I fired up the trusty Cricut to cut my card shape. As I was colouring up Valentino I thought he belonged on a lovely fluffy cloud :o)  

I coloured Valentino with Copics...
Skin - E 11, 01, 00, 000, R 11, 12. Hair - E 55, 53, 44, 42, 41. Top - R 12, 11, 00, 000. Pants - E 74, 71, 70.  Arrow and bow - W 5, 3, 1, 0, E 42, 41. Wing - BG 72, 10, 0000

The sentiment is also Magnolia, from the 2009 Love collection.   The papers are Pink Paislee and all of the edges are inked with DI Weathered Wood.  The flowers are Wild Orchid Crafts. 

 I have a couple more projects to complete for the next Magnolia Ink magazine but I hope to get some more of these cuties coloured up and at home on cards in the next week or so - I'm a tad addicted to them :o)

I hope to see you soon! Thanks for stopping by. 
Kylie x

Tuesday, December 27, 2011


Hello there Magnolia lovers! I am so sorry for the delay in posting the winner of my Magnolia anniversary candy. Christmas just overtook my time these last few days, but better late than never......

the winner is....

#161 - Chrissy from Chrissy's cardland

Congratulations Chrissy! Could you please email me at
kyliekueter @ 
with you address so I can post out your goodies.

Thank so much to everyone who entered, I wish I could send you all a lovely prize.
But I will have more in the coming months so stay tuned.

Until then, I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and I wish you all a very Happy New Year. 

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Brrrrr... its beginning to look a lot like Christmas....

Hellooo... wow, I feel like I have been on my blog a lot these last few weeks :) It is great! Since I went back to work in August I slowed right down craft wise so it is nice to get back into it a bit more. 

My project that I am sharing with you today is some wrapping I made for a gift for a friend. The gift was already wrapped in the store but I wanted to hide what it was and to personalise it a bit. The stamp is "Winter Night Background" from the Winter 2008 Magnolia collection.

It was so simple to make and so much fun. 

Well.. that is it from me today, have a wonderful week. I hope you are all organised with your food and gift shopping. ... not like me :o)

Hugs Kylie

Monday, December 19, 2011

Gift box and card set

Hi there, today I would like to share with you a mini pizza box and matching card.

 I had hoped that my gift had arrived at my friend's house by now but it hasn't so I won't show you what is inside ;)

I punched around the edges of the box before I assembled it with my MS deep edge punch. This is one of my favourite punches and it comes out far more often than my others. All of the amazing flowers and brads are by Wild Orchid Crafts.

This cute little Tilda is "Something for you" from the Sweet Christmas Dreams collection. 

I kept the card a bit simple and used "Sweet Christmas Present" from the Sweet Christmas Dreams collection.  Both of the images are colours with Copics.

The ribbon is from a package I received a few weeks ago that I saved. 

Sorry... last pic ;)

That is it from me today. Just a reminder ... there is still 1 day left to enter my candy... link is on the sidebar so you don't want to miss out!

Have a great week... I'll be back soon!
Hugs x

*WINNER* of Magnolia's Christmas Calendar Day 17

Hi everyone!  I'm back with a winner of Magnolia's Christmas Calendar Day 17...
But first I would like to say an enormous thank you to everyone who left me a comment, I had a fantastic time reading them all. 

So... I would like to congratulate....

Yay! Could you please email me your address so I can forward it on to Magnolia to send out your surprise Christmas gift :o)

Don't forget to pop over to my teamie Neline's amazing blog - She has something very special to share with you today. 

Have a wonderful day,
Merry Christmas! 

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Magnolia Christmas Calendar - Shutter # 17

Hello! Welcome to day 17 of Magnolia's Christmas Calendar

I hope you are enjoying all of the amazing projects from each of the DT so far. There are many more to come so please join us each day. 

 There are fantastic prizes for you as well. Each day all you have to do is leave a comment on the DT member's post for your chance to win a surprise Christmas present from Magnolia. Thank you so much Magnolia!

I thought I would make a pop up slider card to share with you. I love these cards and they are super easy to make. There are several beautiful Magnolia stamps used on my card...

Tilda with Presents (Wedding Collection) is standing in front of Edwin's Town (Spring 2008) and behind that are the gorgeous pines Forrest Background (Santa 2008).   On the lower right corner is a cute little Bullfinch (So Jolly 2009).

The sentiment is one from my collection and I have stamped around it with the snowflakes (Merry Little Christmas 2010).

The papers are Cosy Xmas from The Scrap Cake and the flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts. All of the edges are inked in Vintage Photo DI and the lacy edge is by one of my MS PATP punch sets.

I hope you enjoyed your visit to my blog.  If you would like to win a surprise magical Christmas gift from Magnolia, please leave me a comment below. I will be back tomorrow to announce the winner.

Have a wonderful Christmas!

Monday, December 12, 2011

***Magnolia Candy***

Hi there everyone!

I am excited this week because 20th December marks my 1st anniversary of being on the Magnolia DT
To celebrate, I am giving away some lovely Magnolia goodies.

I would first of all like to say a HUGE Thanks  to everyone for your support over the last 12 months,  a huge thank you to Magnolia for asking me to join their team :o) And to my gorgeous and talented Team mates and friends. It has been a wonderful year, many fantastic new collections released to play with and loads of Magnolia inspiration from around the World.  I am so excited for the up coming collections for 2012 and a fantastic and creative year ahead!

So enough chatter from me, you are probably wondering.... whats in the candy?

  • Three doo hickey dies (Tag, Berry Lace, Snowflake and Mistletoe)
  • Five stamps (Brother and Sister, Tilda Bunny Slippers, Sleeping Baby Tilda, Gingerbread House, "New Baby" sentiment)
  • Assortment of gorgeous flowers
What do you have to do to win?
  • Add your name to the linky below (most important :o) )
  • Add a pic of the candy to your blog sidebar
  • And, if you would like to become a follower of this blog, I would love that, but it is optional
That is all!
I will be back to announce the winner on December 21st. 

Sunday, December 11, 2011

White on white

Good morning everyone :o) Thanks for stopping b to see me today. 

This is the second last of my Magnolia "Sweet Christmas Dreams" stamps left to ink, lol. Isn't she a sweetie? I love her big hair bow. 

I wanted to make a white on white card with this little sweetie. All of the edges are inked with DI Vintage Photo and the flowers are a mix of Kaisercraft and Magnolia.

The terrific sketch is by Jane from The Sketchy Challenges, new up yesterday. There is also a new challenge up at MDUC, 'Lost and Found" - use something you found around the house, so I've used a little wooden Christmas decoration to embellish my card.  We'd love to see you come and play with us at both challenges. I know it is flat out this time of year, so why not try and combine the two challenges if you only have time to make one card?

And just to show you what my 3 year old was up to when i was taking pics of my card..... Yup - "Mummy! Red truck going through the tunnel!!" hahaha.

Boys + imagination = Mummy smiles.

I hope you are having a wonderful weekend. I'm off to get my hair done this morning. I'm looking forward to sitting, chilling with a coffee and some gossipy magazines.

Talk soon,
Hugs x

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

TOMIC #27 - Shaker card (and a paper lace How To)

There is another great challenge up at TOMIC this week. We are asking you to make a shaker card.  Camilla has written a fantastic tutorial for you to follow and WOW the TOMIC team has some stunning inspiration to share with you.

Instead of a card, I made a Shaker gift box with adorable little Tilda with Hanging Heart from the Merry Little Christmas 2010 collection.  I have masked Tilda and stamped the "Christmas" sentiment behind her in Silver ink. The glitter is German Glitter Glass from Wild Orchid Crafts.

Inside the lid of the box I have used the new Heart tag Doo Hickey die (sent to me from gorgeous Camilla H from Sweden, thanks Hunny!).

To create the shaker on the top of the box, I've made some paper lace using the Heart border Doo Hickey die below the image and some ribbon wrapped around a circle cut with Nesties for the top of the shaker frame.  To hide the adhesive, I've attached some pearls around the edge.

So there you have it, my shaker box!

I received a few questions about how to make paper lace too, so below I have an explaination for you...

1. Cut a strip of patterned paper approx 1 inch (2.5cm) wide. Using scotch tape, carefully line up your Doo Hickey border die along the edge and run thought your die cutting machine.  Carefully remove the die and tape from your paper, then line up the end to match the pattern, tape down and run through your die cutting machine again. You will end up with a 12 inch (30.5cm) strip of border edged paper.

 2. Using small scissors, carefully snip about 1/4 inch( 0.5cm)  tabs along the edge of your strip. Make sure the snips are cut close to the edge, but not right through. This allows you to make a curve.

3. Apply some adhesive to your surface. I find it is easier to work in stages otherwise I get glue everywhere.

4. Carefully attach your paper lace around the curve, adding more adhesive as you go.

5. If you run out, just make another little strip to fill in the gap. The patterns always line up beautifully with Doo Hickey dies.

Easy peasy! I hope that helps. If you have any questions, just leave me a comment or email me and I'll try to help out.

Thanks for visiting me today. I hope you get a chance to play along with us at TOMIC this week. Its a really fun technique to follow.

Hugs xx

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Mini Tilda bird house advent

It is time for our next MDUC challenge!! Yayayayay!

This week we are looking for Christmas Decorations. Yup. Perfect timing isn't it?

I wanted to make a mini birdhouse ornament ... well... the plan is to make 24 of them to use as an advent calendar,but so far I just have one completed and the rest trimmed and scored ready to assemble :o).

The yummy papers are by The Scrap Cake and are called Cosy Xmas. I couldnt find them anywhere in Aus so ended up buying them from the US.

The sentiment is by Stampendous and is one of their nifty clings.

 And a third mini Tilda to finish off the little bird house.

I had fun making the birdhouse and thought I'd share the template I made (just right click and open it in a new window).

 I just used the smallest Scalloped Rectangle nestie to cut out the little window. I saved the piece that was cut out though to use behind the number.

And just a couple of cute pics to share to finish off... in a house full of boys, you find red sports cars everywhere!

And it just wouldn't be Christmas without Bob the Builder in the back of a Ford F150 now would it?

Ahh... gotta love them :o) Its the kids that make a house a home. When I find these little boy touches around the house I can't help but grin like a crazy person.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend!
Hugs x

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Let is Snow

Hey there everyone :)  Well... it is Sunday night here in Aus... where DOES the weekend go? We've had the busiest weekend. Good, but busy. 

There is a new challenge over at MDUC today - Let it Snow (although you probably guessed that from the title of my post).  I am well and truly in the mood for Christmas now so thought I'd make some snow flake shape ornaments. 

I inked up two older Tilda's for my snowflakes (the one with the stripy dress is Tilda with Wreath from the Christmas 2006 collection). I finally bought some light coloured Memento ink so I could give the 'no lines' look a go. I quite like how the one on the left turned out, I think it is because of all of the detail in Tilda's dress and wreath.

The snowflakes are cut with the Spellbinders "Fleur de lis" pendant die. All of the flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts.

I hope you get a chance to play along with us this week! We'd love to see your take on "Let it Snow".

Hugs Kylie x

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Halo Tilda

Hi there! How was your week?  Good I hope! 

I fired up my Cricut to cut my card base and layers as I was a bit too tired (lazy) to do it by hand ;) 

The adorable stamp is of course Tilda from Magnolia. This one is Halo Tilda from the Sweet Christmas Dreams collection. I've coloured her with Copics and gone a bit glitter mad on her wings and frock.   The sentiment is also from the Sweet Christmas Dreams collection. The paper lace is cut with Doo Hickey dies and so is the adorable cloud tag and wing.

All of the flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts.  The edges are all inked with Vintage Photo DI and stitched with my sewing machine. The papers are Cosmo Cricket Mitten Weather from last year.

Thanks so much for dropping by today.
I will be back tomorrow with another project to share with you. Until then, have a wonderful weekend!
Hugs Kylie x