Monday, January 30, 2012

Edwin and his stolen heart

Hiya! Well.. it is Monday here already in Aus. 
I'm a day late sharing my card for MDUC with you... oops! Sorry. 

This week we want to see Edwin Only. Accessory stamps are fine to use, but we want to send little Tilda on a vacation. Give her a week off ;)

My gorgeous friend Louise sent me some delicious watercolour paper from Sweden! I adore this stuff. It is just amazing. Although, looking at this close up picture, lol, I need some practice hahaha. 

I made a gate fold card for a bit of a change. I dont know.. sometimes I just don't feel like making a square 6 inch card :)
I paired little Edwin with the Magnolia branch from one of last year's collections... I think it was Sweet Rainbow? I'll double check. 
The papers are MME Lost and Found and the cute little resin birdie is Prima. 

Oh! And inside is completed too. The fun doily edge is a Tim Holtz die. I love Tim's dies but it is a bit annoying they don't go through my Grand Callibur machine. My little Cuttlebug has to come out to play when I want to use these. 

So there you go... its Edwin only this week at MDUC. I hope you get a chance to come and play with us. 
Don't forget there is a Guest DT opportunity running over at MDUC as well so check out the details. 

Hugs K xx

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Raining Hearts Tilda

Hi there, happy Sunday to you all. 

The challenge this week is to use a Template or make something 3D with the theme of Valentines. I decided to use a Step card template and this sweet Tilda. She was a special edition Tilda - Raining Hearts Tilda, which I purchased form Creashop in The Netherlands. Two Euro from each stamp sold is being donated to Pink Ribbon as well so I can't think of a better excuse to buy buy buy!!

The papers are Prima Romantique - looove these papers! All of the gorgeous flowers are Wild Orchid Crafts. 

I will be back later on with my MDUC card to share with you. Until then, have a lovely weekend!
Hugs x

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Tilda with Arrow

Good morning!
As promised... I am back.  Today there is a new challenge up at MDUC. This week we are looking for creations with colours from your National flag. 

I took the opportunity to ink up "Tilda with Arrow" from the Sweet Crazy Love collection and masked her with the Apple bucket from 2008. 

The papers are Lily Bee Design, the papers with clouds aren't but I can't remember where they're from, sorry!

All of the flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts.

I hope you get a chance to check out the challenge this week. The girls have really made some stunning cards this week, some had some tricky flag colours to be inspired by, lol. 

That is all from me today... I will be back tomorrow though! Gosh. Busy busy!! 

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

TOMIC # 33 - Tina's sketch + use fabric

Hi! I'm here today to share that there is a new challenge over at TOMIC!
This week we have a great sketch by Tina and we are also asking you to use fabric on your project. 

I took the opportunity to ink up Tilda as a Star from the Sweet Crazy Dreams collection. She is just adorable :)  For the fabric part of my card, I have used my Doo Hickey die "Peony" and some broderie anglaise fabric through my Grand Callibur, soome cheesecloth behind lovely Tilda and a fabric covered button. 

The lovely papers are MME Lost and Found 2. The cute little bird cage is a Spellbinders die and I have misted everything with some home made DI mist. 

I hope you get a chance to join us at TOMIC this week, the girls have made some beautiful cards to inspire you and there is a great prize from Magnolia up for grabs. 

Monday, January 16, 2012

Fresh as a daisy

Ohhh - I think this may be my favourite stamp from the Sweet Crazy Love collection.... well.. top 3 anyway!  This is Tilda with Daisy.

I coloured up this cutie pie without having any idea what I wanted to do with her, I just wanted to colour. And I wanted to colour green.  Most unlike me. 

The flowers are a bit of a mix of Wild Orchid Crafts and Kaisercraft. The green paper is Pink Paislee 365 Degrees. The card and layers were cut using Spellbinders Grand dies and the doily was cut using MFT 5" doily die. 

That is it from me today.
I'll be back later in the week with more to share. 

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Black and white Wild Tilda

Good morning! How has your weekend been treating you?
We have a new challenge up over at MDUC today and it is something a little different. We are asking you to colour your image in black and white. The rest of your card can be coloured however.  

I have to admit, I have only tried this once before and I do love the effect. I inked up the cute little Wild Tilda from the new Sweet Crazy Love collection. I decided to make a little note pad holder.

I watercoloured little Tilda for a bit of a change. It has been a while!It was loads of fun and I have to do more watercolouring I think!

Here is a pic of the inside. The cute papers are 7 Gypsies. 

I hope you get a chance to play along with us this week. I'm really curious to see what everyone comes up with. 
Until later, have a great weekend!
K xx

Collage stamping with Magnolia stamps

Hi there everyone! I hope you are having a great weekend.
I was challenged this week to try a new- technique..Collage stamping.  

 It was heaps of fun and so fast compared with making a card has a coloured image.

I hope you get a chance to try collage stamping for yourself.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Tilda with Peony Tails

Hey! As promised, I am back. 
This is my project for MDUC's new challenge, our first of the year - Anything Goes
We also have something a little special for you on the MDUC blog - a guest DT call. There is a linky on the sidebar and a Guest DT will be chosen at random each week. Sound like fun? Check it out!

I thought I would make a calendar as I dont actually have one in the house yet - wow hey?
I decorated a MDF album cover from Kaisercraft with Magnolia papers and found a free printable calendar online and went to work. 

I coloured up adorable little Tilda with Peony Tails from the new Sweet Crazy Love collection and found some cute vintage daisy lace. 

The dragon fly was cut using a Doo Hickey die  and the flowers are all Wild Orchid Crafts. 
I punched the holes using my Crop-adile - Loooove this punch! It cuts through anything! I have been wandering around my craft room looking for things to punch holes in :)

Well... that is it from me today! I hope you have had a great weekend. I am back at work on Wednesday after a bit over 2 weeks off. Well... assuming my little Jarred is better anyway. 
Take care, Kylie

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Lollipop Tilda

Hi there everyone!  I have a new card here to share with cute Lollipop Tilda, she was one of those 'must have' stamps for me from the Sweet Crazy Love collection. 

I coloured Tilda in copics but added some shading and background with Prisma pencils. 
The cute sentiment is by North Star Stamps from Norway. 

New Years resolution for me is to finish the inside of my cards, lol. 

Thanks for stopping by to visit me today. I truly appreciate all of your sweet comments. 
Have a fantastic weekend and I will check in with you again soon. 

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Rose Scent Tilda

Hi there Magnolia friends. How is your week treating you? Are you back at work yet after your holidays? My hubby went back today and the boys and I are finding it a bit odd. It was lovely being home all together. I dont go back to work til the 11th so I have another week up my sleeve with the kids. 

I have something a bit fun to share with you today. I found a kraft frame at my local craft store for an absolute steel. I had a few different ideas to play with it, but last night I was rummaging though my stash and found these cute chippie gates from Dusty Attic and the light bulb went off. 

I painted the back of the frame with Black Gesso. Apparently it creates a nice base to be used as a black board. I've not tried it out yet but I'll let you know how it goes. The rest of the frame I base coated with white Gesso, then painted it in grey acrylic paint and then used a piece of nylon lace as a mask and dabbed on some more white Gesso to create the textured lace pattern and give it a bit of a shabby look. I love getting messy with paint :) The cute little gates were painted with silver acrylic paint.

The cute little resin bird house is by Prima. The clouds and tree branches are both cut using Doo Hickey dies. I sprayed some cheese cloth with some pale blue mist to give it a bit of a blue hue. 

All of the flowers and the pearl garland are from Wild Orchid Crafts. 

And here is the finished product! Doesn't little Rose Scent Tilda look adorable sitting there in her garden? She is coloured with Copics and I experimented a bit with the combo for her hair... I tried Y 28, E 55, YR 20, Y 23 and E 50. Her little jumpsuit is coloured with RV 95, 34, 32, 10, 000, the rose is BV 25, V 20 and BV 000.

Well that is it from me today. I hope to have a few more things to share with you soon.
Until then, have a great day!

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Tilda with Cosy Heart

Happy New Year!! 

I hope you are all well today and not feeling sorry for yourselves from a big New Years Eve. My parents are coming up to visit us today so the boys are really hyped.

I've been working on this card on and off for a bit over a week now. I started colouring the image and then didnt get back to it. Unusually for me, I coloured before I chose the papers.

This is Tilda with Cosy Heart and she is sitting on the "I love you" accessory stamp, both from the Sweet Crazy Love collection. 

All of the flowers and the pearl pin are form Wild Orchid Crafts. The lace was a gift, the ribbon saved from wrapping and the gem and button from my stash. 

This new Sweet Crazy Love collection from Magnolia is just stunning. I was determined not to go overboard  collecting stamps this year but I think I must order some more ;) I can't help myself! 

Lastly, I just want to share a pic or two from our trip to the Zoo yesterday. We had a ball! I think the giraffes were my favourite but there were lots of memorable moments with the kids.

Have a great day!
Hugs x

Top 12 of 2011

Good morning! Well, here in Aus it is already 9am on the 1st of January 2012!
Happy New Year to you all and all the very best for 2012 to you :o)
I have spent some time this morning putting together some of my favourite Magnolia creations for 2011... 

I have been having a ball jumping around blogland checking out everyone else's favourite creations for 2011. 
I can't wait to see what we all come up with for 2012!

Hugs Kylie