Saturday, December 28, 2013

Splash Tilda

Well... it is here in Australia. Its lovely and warm here at the moment so I was in the mood to colour up a cute little Tilda from the Sea Breeze collection - Splash Tilda. 

Tilda is coloured with Copics and because I wanted her to have a bit of a bronzed look I've used some darker colours, which I will list a bit later on. 

The sentiment is also from the Sea Breeze collection.  

A few dies were used, a MFT die for the note book edge on the sentiment, and Spellbinders Creative Book Pages set for the shape around Tilda.

I'm really enjoying my hols :) Can you tell? But unfortunately they're half over already, sigh.  I long for the days when I was a stay at home mum. 

Well... I might be back a bit later on with something else to share, see how we go with the family activities today. 

Thursday, December 26, 2013

Winner of day 23 Magnolia Advent

Merry Christmas everyone!
Thank you to everyone who stopped by for a visit over the last few days. 
I have enlisted Random.Org to help me choose a winner and the result was.....

Congratulations Sol. 
Please email me with your address so I can forward it on to Magnolia. 

Happy New Year everyone.
Hugs x

Monday, December 23, 2013

Magnolia Christmas Advent Calendar

Merry Christmas to all of my Magnolia friends, today is my day to host the Magnolia DT advent. I hope you like what I have prepared for you.

Magnolia are kindly offering a wonderful Christmas gift to a lucky fan. Just leave a comment on my post and I will choose a comment and publish tomorrow.

My project is a card I've made to look like an envelope with a letter to Santa from Tilda and Edwin. 

There is a silver embossed stamp and I have also dry embossed some cream card and printed Santa's address onto vellum and stitched and distressed the edges. 

Some bells and die cut embellishments to decorate. 

Inside... what do we find?

A little pop up scene with Tilda and Edwin playing in the snow. Do you think little Tilda is being cheeky?

Poor Edwin, I don't think he suspects a thing, do you? But little Rudolf has caught on, hehe.

We have a little "wish list" tag for the children to tell Santa what they would like to see under the tree Christmas morning... and a "Naughty or Nice" sentiment.... I wonder who is naughty and who is nice?

And here you can see a little bit how I have popped up the characters in the scene.

I thought acetate sheets would be the best so they were hidden, but it turns out they're a little tricky to stick!

A view from above.

Some embellishments inside. Lots of doo hickey die cuts. And Magnolia sentiments. 

And finally the back of the card, the return address for Santa :)
So what do you think? Will Tilda and Edwin wake up to some presents on Christmas morning or is someone going to be disappointed? I hope Santa has a sense of humor, haha.

I hope you like my card. It is a bit more detailed than what I've been making lately and a great chance to challenge myself. It has been a hard year here for my family and we are very much looking forward to 2014.

I wish you all a very Merry Christmas and all the best for the New Year!

Remember - leave a comment to be in the running to win a present from Magnolia!
Hugs x

Thursday, December 19, 2013

The day before Christmas Stocking Tilda

Yep, another Christmas card here to share. Back to a little fussier style again. 
This is The Day before Christmas Stocking Tilda. She's just a little bit cute, hey?

Some die cuts with my Doo Hickeys and other dies, some cute embellishments are we're done. 
The card shape was cut with a Go Kreate die. 

Miss Tilda :) 
I've had some requests that I mention copic colours... so here goes
Skin - E 13,11,01,0,000,0000
Hair - E 59, 57, 44, 30
Red - R 46, 43, 22
Green - G 46, YG 45, 43, 11
Blue - BG 01, 11, 10, 0000
The cardstock was Cordeon. Its an ivory colour. 

I think thats all for now! 
See you in a few days
Hugs x

Monday, December 16, 2013

Some simple Christmas cards to share

As usual I am running out of time! I have all these grand ideas to make Christmas cards, but never end up having enough. So this year, I've succumbed. I'm making some CAS Christmas cards. 

All of the stamps are of course Magnolia. Some older stamps and some newer ones. 

The kraft cards I found at a local department store and went to town heat embossing everything :) That was fun - I don't often heat emboss anymore. 

These little cards have some patterned paper on them and I've used a doo hickey label die to cut the start on the white card to let the patterned paper peep through. 

I over inked the edges of this one :/ oh well. I adore the little Polar bear and Penguin though! Such little cuties. 

The papers are from MME Mistletoe Magic. 

A fair bit of stickles is added to frost them up :) 

I do plan on making some more lavish cards soon - I finish work for the year on Friday so hopefully after that I will have some more time to go crazy at my craft desk.

Don't forget that Magnolia Down Under Challenges has an anything goes challenge running until December 31. Please head over and check it out - there are three sponsors with prizes up for grabs :) We'd love to see you join in the fun.

Until a bit later in the week...
Hugs and happy holidays! 

Sunday, December 1, 2013


Its the first day of December! Woohoo! 
That means that today we're putting up our Christmas tree :o) I love decorating the house for Christmas. So much fun!

At Magnolia Down Under Challenges this week our challenge is CIRCLES - no corners allowed. 

This is a cute Tilda from 2010. I've masked her with the Silent Night background from ..2008(?)

Some cute flowers and die cuts and we're done. A nice simple card this week.  

I hope you get a chance to join in! We would love to see you.
Hugs x