Wednesday, August 17, 2016

I shall have a fishy on a little dishy....



Happy Wednesday everyone!
Everyone having a good week so far? Well it was beautiful yesterday absolutely stunning and today we are getting lashed by wind and rain...so makes a change!

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges-

Deep Ocean Challenge blog- Seaside or beach
Marvelous Magnolia Challenge blog- Holiday
Magnolia Forever- Birthday
Paradise of stamps- Anything goes
Paradise of Magnolia- Anything goes
Craft heaven shop inspiration and challenge blog- Anything goes with the option of a sketch

So this card is a card for my hubbys birthday next week....shhhhh! He loves to fish but he also love to snorkel and look at all the beautiful fish and the coral here in Western Australia. So I thought this Edwin would be perfect for him! I also wanted to make a shaker card for him as I know he likes them.

I coloured Edwin with Distress Inks. I used papers from the Kaisercraft collection 'Sandy toes' Its my fave beach collection that they have done. Its just perfect. For the shaker part...well I had the bright idea to die cut lots of little gold fishy. Yup they are tiny and I was cross eyed but it was well worth it! I glued them together so it would be gold all way round not just on one side. I also added blue glitter and some blue sequins to the shaker material. So it looks like the fish are swimming with Edwin in the water. It will be defo something I do again...lol yup I must be mad!

The dies ohhhh I had so much fun with these! I literally die cutted my heart out I loved it!!!! I used Go Kreate for the shape of the card. The main dies around the card are from Magnolia. Around the shaker pouch I used and Impression Obsession die and the little fishy are also from there too. I sprayed the die cuts with Iridescent Gold glimmer mist, it really reminds me of that beautiful summer glow you get as the sun goes down.

I added cheese cloth and some gold sparkly mesh behind the image. The awesome lace at the bottom of the card is from Live and Love Crafts and the sentiment above Edwin is from a La La Land crafts.

On the sign I added some mini alphas that read 'Beach life' because we have just moved to the coast and the beach is literally two mins walk from our front door...perfect!

To finish off I added a little charm of a fisherman in his boat with the fish on the line.

Fingers crossed the birthday boy to be doesnt peek in my craft room!

Have a fab rest of the week.

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Tuesday, August 16, 2016

theres no business like SNOW business!

Hiya!!

Im back!!! wow it feels like aggggggeeeessss since I blogged! We moved house and we are all now in and sorted so I am back to getting my craft on! WOW can I remember what to do!!!!

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges-

Paradise of stamps- Anything goes
The ABC challenge blog- 'N' is for Noel
Simply Magnolia- CAS or fully loaded
Midweek Magnolias- Anything goes with a Magnolia image
Holly Jolly Christmas challenge blog- Show us some sparkle

So for this card I used the ever cutie that is Tilda- Tilda in Snowy coat. Doesnt she look like she is having fun out there in the snow! I coloured Tilda with Distress inks. The papers are from last years Pion Design Christmas release which is a beautiful collection, cant wait for this years!!!

The dies are a mix of Magnolia, Go kreate for the shape, Memory box. I edged all the die cuts with Distress ink 'Vintage Photo' and added a good dose of sparkle to the card in the form of glitter and my fave frantage!

The sparkly trim is from The Ribbon Girl and it reminds me so much of that beautiful glimmer you get of snow. The 'Snow kisses' is from the fabulous Noor!Design UK. I love it!!!

On the snowflakes around Tilda I added some glitter glue but also a blue bead to the centre.

To finish off I used some Perfect Pearls on her hair band and around her also.

Hope you have a great week.

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Tuesday, July 05, 2016

Christmas comes early!


Hi there!


Heck we are in July already people! Where has this year gone! Sooooo fast! I am catching up on some blogging so this is the first one two posts from me today. Then I might be quiet for a few weeks as we are moving house soon so its all go!

 I would like to enter my card into the following challenges-

Marvelous Magnolia Challenge blog- Flowers
Alphabet Challenge blog- 'I' is for ink it up!
Simply Magnolia- Christmas in July
Paradise of stamps- Anything goes
The Ribbon Girl challenge blog- July Anything goes
Noor! design UK challenge blog- Anything goes



Now I know its a while off till Christmas but us card makers know that if we dont get started early poof and its here and we are behind so this year im on it early lol!

I used a stamp from last years Magnolia Christmas release 'Tilda with Christmas lamp' I love the outfit she is in! I coloured miss Tilda with Distress Inks. The papers are from Maja design, dont they do the most beautiful Christmas papers!

The tag dies are from Magnolia as is the lace die and the leaf and flourish. The shape of the card is from Go Kreate.

Now to the flower ohhhh die I love this die!!!! It can be found at Noor! Design Shop UK- its the poinsettia die and isnt it divine! It is so beautiful and really is a show stopper!!!! The middle of the flower I used a bling embellie from My creative heart.

The holly and berries- the leaves are from Wild Orchid Crafts. The berries are made from frosted apples from Live and Love Crafts.

The stamp I used in the corners of the image is also from Magnolia and is the Lingonberry stamp and it fits perfect into the corners! I used some shabby gold Fran-tage on the edges of the image and in the middle of the berries on the stamp as well as the lamp I popped some red beads.

The 'Dear Santa' is a beautiful paper art embellie which can also be found at the Noor! Design shop at the link above.

Finally, I added a little bronze holly charm just to finish off.

Have a great day.


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Saturday, July 02, 2016

A special little man turns 2!

Happy weekend peoples!

Well big day for me today! Yes I voted for the first time as an Aussie Citizen!!! wowzers!!! How cool is that that I am a pomstralian!hehe!

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges-

lovely hAnglar or sweet Magnolia- Add some blue
All about Magnolia Challenge blog- All about shape cards
Magnolia Forever- Baby
Midweek Magnolias- Celebration
Paradise of Stamps- Anything goes

The card I made is for our gorgeous little nephew George. Boy has this kid stolen hearts and is absolutely stunning. He is just such a character and loves all things car/van/tractor/machine like like his uncle and granda.....oh and he loves his lawn mower and likes to mow the lawn with granda when he is out there doing it. Phils sis is a lucky girl he is a fab little boy!

I used little prince Edwin for this card as George is our little prince. I coloured Edwin with Distress Inks. The papers are from the Kaisercraft baby boy collection. Love the blues in this collection so fresh! The dies....the shape of the card is a circle from Go Kreate. There rest of the dies are from Magnolia bar the number die cut which is from Tim Holtz.

I added shabby blue fran-tage to the castle and shabby gold fran-tage to the turret. On the big number 2 I used crackle adhesive and then give it a bit of a coating with some gesso and then headed some of the shabby gold fran-tage on to it.

The little boy cut outs are from a punch I found in spotlight as are the little footprints. I think these are just adorable!!! I have been dying to use them!

On the tag with the nappy pin, from All dressed up buttons, I used this as a pull out to pop a message on 'George is 2!' as love the hidden messages.

And finally the lovely aqua colour bling flourish is from Kaisercraft.

Hope you have a great weekend.


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Thursday, June 23, 2016

The Gentleman


Ohhh happy nearly the weekend!!!

What started out a bright and sunny day here has turned into a rather gloomy afternoon! But still had a lovely morning down the front seeing the Sea-lions, no dolphins around today but the Sea-lions are so chilled out and look so gentle. They were quite happy dozing on the rocks. Love seeing them. Never fails to get old looking at them.

So I would like to enter my card into the following challenges-

Midweek Magnolias- Celebration
Deep Ocean Challenge blog- Add metal or wood
lovely hAnglar or Sweet Magnolia- Add blue
Magnolia-licious challenge blog- Anything goes

So for this card I used my fave gentleman Edwin. Isnt he just gorgeous! Ever such the English gent! I also used one of my fave things...I just love the moustaches! I love them esp in this paper collection which is an older one from 'Sears and Son' by Kaisercraft. I coloured Edwin with Distress inks.

The dies are a mix of Go kreate , Magnolia and Tim Holtz.

The sentiment is from Lili of the Valley . Fathers day is a different day in England and been and gone.

The metal ink quill is from Tim Holtz also and I added a little metal fob watch too.

Hope you have a great day.

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Tuesday, June 21, 2016

ship ahoy!

Afternoon crafters!

Hows your week going? So far so good this end, its rained again all yesterday and looks like it setting in this afternoon but who cares! not me thats for sure!!!! Got my cup of tea and ready to blog!

So I would like to enter my card into the following challenges-

Deep Ocean Challenge blog- Metal or Wood
All about Magnolia challenge blog- Shaped cards
lovely hAnglar or sweet magnolia- add some blue
Magnolia-licious challenge blog- Anything goes
The ABC Challenge blog- 'J' as you like it
The Alphabet Challenge blog -' H' hand coloured images
Time for a Magnolia challenge- Anything goes

For this card I used 'Pirate Tilda' isnt she fabulous! And the nautical background. I coloured Tilda with Distress Inks and then fussy cut her out and once coloured the nautical background I then glued Tilda to the side of the image. The background was coloured also with Distress Inks.

The papers are from Kaisercraft. I do have a 'thing' about seaside/nautical papers...I just cant help myself!!!! hehe! The dies are all from Magnolia bar the shape of the card itself which is from Go Kreate.

The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts.

The flag is from Spotlight and I added a Magnolia die as the flag.

My metal aspect is the skull and cross bones charm, but also the bronze brad and also around the porthole window the rhinestone brads. I added a wood aspect and coloured the outside of the porthole in 'Vintage Photo' with a touch of 'Walnut stain' to make it look like wood.

Finally I added some mini alpha to the tags reading 'ship ahoy'

Hope you have a great week.



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Wednesday, June 15, 2016

life is better in flip flops



Happy Wednesday! Half way there peoples to the weekend!

Well I am getting my summer groove on, love the lightheartedness that summer brings so I am a summer dreamer again today....although not much like winter here in Oz today!

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges-

Simply Magnolia- Summer
Craft Heaven inspiration and challenge blog- Fun in the sun
Magnolia-licious challenge blog- Anything goes
Marvelous Magnolia Challenge blog- Anything goes
Time for a Magnolia Challenge- Anything goes
lovely hAnglar or sweet magnolia- Anything goes


For my card I used 'Tilda with summer flags' from an older Magnolia Collection. The papers are also an older collection from Maja Design.

I coloured Tilda with Distress inks and edged all the die cuts with Distress Ink 'Vintage Photo'. The dies are all Magnolia bar the shape of the card which is Go Kreate and the letters which is a Tim Holtz die.

To make the waves pop I used foam tape to make them 3D.

I added some pink rhinestones to the seahorse and flags and then some clear rhinestones to the flip flops.

Hope you have a great week!



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