23 December 2012

MDUC - Anything Goes

Good morning lovelies!
Gosh, only 2 more sleeps until the big day!
 
We have our final challenge for the year at Magnolia Down Under today. We are having a bit of a break over the holidays and will be back on the 13th of January in the New Year for some more Maggie fun.
But we're not going and leaving you with out a challenge - we have a fun Anything Goes challenge to keep you all occupied.
 
 
I was very fortunate to find Magnolia's new Stamp club in my mail box this week. We've been moving house for the last week or so and my craft supplies are in a bit of disarray, however I simply HAD to ink up this little sweetie pie straight away. Have you seen the new stamps out in the "With Love" collection? There are so many adorable ones, I can feel my bank balance shrinking just looking at them!

 
My flowers are all Wild Orchid Crafts and the cheesecloth, twine, buttons and gems are from The Ribbon Girls.  The card shape was cut with Go Kreate dies.
 
I hope you have a lovely Christmas planned.
And I hope you have a chance to come and play along at MDUC :)
 
Hugs x

20 December 2012

Make it Crafty - Christmas event - day 20

There's only 5 days til Christmas!
The MiC gang and our Special Guests thought it would be fun to have a 'grown up' advent calendar as we count down the days til Christmas full of inspiration just for us creative minds!
Each day a sneak peek will be revealed on the MiC store blog with a link for you to follow "to open the door".
All you have to do is stop by the store blog each day to open the next door!

I was so excited when Zoe asked me to be a guest for her for her Christmas event. Zoe is the first friend I made when I started this crazy blogging adventure three years ago. And what an adventure it has been! Thank you so much Zoe for including me in your fantastic Christmas event!
 
 
PLUS Zoe has Christmas Candy full of lots of crafty goodies that you don't want to miss out on!
 

AND THERE'S MORE GIFTS
But what's even more exciting is that you will have a chance to win the Make it Crafty goodies that I have played with today!!
By leaving a comment on this post you could win
 
 
I will be giving away this amazing chipboard Winter Sled kit
 
The comments will stay open until the 31st of December and the winners will be announced in the New Year on the MiC store blog. You can join us for all 24 days - giving you 24 chances to win some MiC goodies! If you join us late, simply go back to the start and catch up!

This is what I have created with my MiC goodies!
 


Front view

 
A view of 'the gang'
 


The amazing "Christmas Borders" and "Delicate Snowflakes" chipboard embellishments.
 


All of the chippies were painted in silver acrylic paint and then dipped in loose glitter for a bit of sparkle :) 





Don't forget to leave a comment below before December 31st and stop by the Make it Crafty Store blog to 'open the door' to 24 other inspirational projects!

Thank you so much for joining us and we wish you and your loved ones a wonderful loving Christmas.

17 December 2012

Magnolia Advent - Day 17

Hi there friends! It is my turn to host Magnolia's Christmas Advent today.
 
There is a secret prize from Magnolia up for grabs by leaving a comment on my post on my Magnolia blog.
 
 
Please head on over
 
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 to see what I have created to share with you.
Thanks for visiting,
Hugs x
 

10 December 2012

Christmas Gift box - Tilda with little dove

Hi there friends,
I have a little gift box here to share with you today.
This is for both DTs
(I have used the line Snowflakes, Glitter and Doo Hickeys)
 and also
 
 
I have inked up this sweet little Tilda from the Nativity collection from Magnolia. She is just adorable.
The box is one that I saved and have altered with silver paint and white gesso.

 
All of the flowers, berries, bead cap and twine are from Wild Orchid Crafts.

 
Tilda with Little Dove coloured with lovely auburn hair.

 
And the finished box.
 
I would like to enter:
 

02 December 2012

MDUC - Sketch by me

Hi again Magnolia fans. Thanks so much for checking back in with me today. 
I am still suffering with this rotten asthma and sinus infection. I havent had asthma for about 10 years so it has come as a bit of a shock to me this allergy season. 

Anyway, whinging aside - I am back today with my card for Magnolia Down Under Challenges. This week the challenge is my sketch. It is a pretty easy one as it is really great to see how each crafter puts their own personal spin on a sketch. So feel free to go as simple or as intricate in your interpretation of the sketch as you wish. 


I finally sat down and masked together some of the cute stamps from the Nativity collection. I will admit, it took me several attempts to get a decent masked image, lol. I am way out of practice in masking and was determined to do these little cuties justice.


The crystal stems, twine, bells, aster daisies and filigree corner are all from Wild Orchid Crafts
The poinsettia, fern leaves and other die cuts are all Magnolia Doo Hickey Dies. 


The papers are mostly Magnolia but also some MME thrown in there.


Finally - the finished result.  
The stamps are:
Holy Edwin, Holy Lamb, Holy Sheep, Holy House and last but not least, Little Holy Baby
All from the Nativity Collection.

I hope you have some time to put aside to get crafty and try out my sketch this week. 
With Christmas just around the corner we are all so busy, it makes good sense to just sit and take some time for yourself to relax and craft. 
I hope to see you at MDUC.

Hugs K, x