Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Tilda with tulips

I had time to do another quick card today, in between renovations and mess...  We've been living without kitchen benches and sink for last week and a half, so its been a nightmare. The old camping stove in the centre of a table just doesnt cut it. Eating out however, does. Except for the excess kilo's!!!!!!!!! Pizza, chinese, noodle bar, subway............. They are putting on the granite tops and putting my sink in tomorrow, so hopefully, we'll be back to normal real soon. Then I might be able to spend more time in my vey neglected craft room. Why does my ribbon look so wobbly? Mmmmm, cant work it out, but I think the photo is a LITTLE better this time. Bye for now.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Picking flowers from the Garden

I'm not too good at keeping these blog posts up, am I? My friends arrived last Tuesday from England, and I havnt done a single thing in my craft room since. So, last night a threw an extemely simple card together, added Tilda, and voila. Dry embossing and colouring with copics is as hard as this one gets. I used flower soft on the basket of flowers. The photo corner looks terrible on this picture, but in real life its actually nearly the same colour as tilda's dress. Hopefully I'll get back into the swing of things soon and try and post a bit more often. Bye till then.

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Lets swing from the Chandelier. Its Halloween.

Hi Everyone. Happy Halloween Day. Last card for halloween this year. I've just packed all my stuff away after making this, so its goodbye halloween goodies for another year. I used the Split Negative Technique (I think its called). Anyone would think that I didnt have guests coming from England in a few days. I should be cleaning the house, weeding the gardens, cooking, organising activities.... you know, all that stuff you do when you have visitors that you havnt seen in 5 years!!! Instead I've been in my craft room for about 2 hours this morning. Oops, gotta go. Gotta do the school fete and I'm now running really late. Queen of unorganised, me. See you all soon.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Haunted House

Well, I'm back, but its just for a quickie. I suddenly remembered today that I hadnt updated for about 2 weeks!!!! So I ran off to my craft room, which I also havnt been in for about 2 weeks, and made a quick card. I thought I'd just fit in another halloween card before its over. Gee, its nearly here, and I havnt even really thought about it. The spooky house in the background is by Alota Rubber Stamps (which I just love).  Hope you all have a good one.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Halloween Night

I've been on the missling list for a few days so I thought I'd try out my very first Halloween card. I love halloween, not that I celebrate it or anything like that, its not big here in Oz. I just love all the halloween goodies that you can buy in the craft stores. Especially the Magnolia stamps. Have you seen the new ones? Love them. Ok, I had loads of trouble with this one. Nothing seemed to go as planned. Expecially the tree in the background. I stamped it with momento ink and for some reason it just wouldnt come out bold enough. Oh well, back to the drawing board on that one. I'm sure I'll find time to post a couple more before the end of the month, but If I dont, ave a spooky halloween.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Home Sweet Home

I couldnt take just 1 photo of this card, because its a dimensional card and I thought you might want to see the layers. I made it for the buttons challenge over at Magnolia Down Under. The card uses 1 piece of A4 card, then you just embellish as you want. I used Tilda with key and I hand cut the window and the planter box. The white trim on the roof lining is German Scrap and of course I coloured Tilda and the bird with my copics. See you next time.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Going Shopping

I think you need to put your shades on to view this ones Ladies!!! I have to say I'm really terrible at matching colours. What I think looks ok, other people think is terrible. Maybe I'm colour blind and dont know it. Ha ha. When I used to go to cardmaking classes at our local store, the teacher would tell us all to pick papers that we thought would look nice on the project we were doing. I'd pick, she'd say "mmmmmmmmmmmm", then I'd hear her go around the rest of the group saying "beautiful, lovely, perfect".....  Seriously though, picking beautiful colours that go together is just so hard for me. I think this card falls into the mmmmmmmmmmmm category. Still, i had fun making it. Thats what matters, hey? It also looks like its on a slant but its actually my photograpic skills. Nil, I'm afraid. Not much I can tell you about this one. I made the tree with the stampin up punch, cut once in green and once in red, then punched with a circle punch to look like apples. Coloured tilda with copics. Hand cut the house and used the Martha Stewart fence punch. Thats it for now. Have a great day.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Sitting Quietly

I'm sorry I've been soooooo slack with my blog in the last few days. Things have been crazy around here with all the renovations and work and animals and kids........... Ok, I made this quickly today, in between stuff. Coloured Tilda with my copics, and the bee is all sparkly with wire antenae. Did I spell that correctly? Mmmmm, maybe not. See you soon.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Summer Garden

Gee this one was so hard to photograph. I still didnt get it right!!! Well, my friend (Deb) and I had a wonderful playday and made these gorgeous boxes. When you take the lid off it explodes with sparkling butterflys and Tilda sat in the middle. Very fun to make and simply stunning once it is opened. Deb actually found the recipe for the boxes months ago and we just decided to adapt them to "Magnolia Boxes". Ha ha. Go and take a look at Debs AMAZING creation here http://www.james-ee.blogspot.com/

Oops Tilda

I had loads of fun making this one. I stamped the oven twice and cut out the kettle, pot, bottle and clock and mounted them with 3d tape. Coloured Oops Tilda (how cute is she???) with my copics,  and voila. Poor Tilda, she dropped her eggs.....

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Waiting patiently...

Just a quick one today as we are off out for dinner to a friends place. Lots of yummy prawns!!! Cant wait. I love them almost as much as Magnolia..... Have a lovely Sunday, guys.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Choccys from my KItchen

Hi everyone. I did this heart box for the Magnolia Down Under Challenge. My very talented girlfriend Deb,  helped me print this lovely heart box on her cricut machine as I only have the baby cricut and wanted it to be bigger. I stamped the muffin twice, once on white cardstock and again on patterned paper for the top, put some bling on for the chocolate chips, coloured Tilda with copics,  and now I'm going to fill this with choccys for someone special. Hope you like it.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Wagon Fun

Well, I've only had time for 1 posting in the last few days. My house is full of builders, plaster, and dust!!! I coloured Tilda with copics, did a bit of background building and cut the wagon from my cricut machine. You probably cant see the glitter on the sun, but I glitzed it up a bit with atyou spica pens.
Bye for now.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Fast and Easy

Wow, 2 posts today. I have the builders in renovating my house at the moment, and half of me loves it as I get to dissappear to my craft room every now and then for a quick play, hence the 2 cards I made today. Ok, this is one of the new cuttlebug folders that I bought the other day, and just had to have a play today. Very quick for when your in a rush. I just embossed it, stamped the bird in the middle, coloured with copics of course, popped a couple of the flowers up on 3d foam, glittered them a little, punched the tree and used a fiskars punch for the border. The wording is done by rub ones. 10 minute card!!! Have a lovely weekend.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Dancing Queen

When I first saw this card I thought "wow". It was on "Valita's designs and Fresh Folds" blog. Sorry, I dont yet know how to link it for you, but if you hop on over there you will find her card and tutorial. I thought I'd give it a go and it was surprisingly very easy. I added a few leaves and a flower and gave it to my friend for her birthday. Hope you like it. Thanks Valita.

Australiana Tilda

Hi bloggers. I made this card for a calendar swap with magnolia-licious.  I brayerd the background with kaleidoscope ink, did a little masking  with the trees and houses etc and coloured Farmer Tilda with copics. It was fun and fast to do. My best friend Deb inspired me to do an Australiana scene. Go to her site here: http://www.james-ee.blogspot.com/ You will simply love her work, She is the cleverest person I know and very inspiring.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Tilda with glasses

I stamped the image with momento black ink and coloured with various copic pens. I paper pieced the sofa and found some cushions that I thought would look good behind her. I downloaded the lamp off the internet, and it all came together.


My very first blog post, so please dont expect too much. My lovely friend, Deb, helped me to start this today, so I am truly new to this. I did the background first, then paper pieced the tree, added a bit of glitter to the heart. Coloured the whole thing with copic markers and sat tilda on the seat with 3dimensional tabs. Finished it off with sprinkling flower soft underneath the seat and tree.