30 December 2015

Rose cake time

Hi everyone, I hope you all had a lovely Christmas break. 
Ours was very relaxing. 


I spent a little time at my craft desk whipping up a little birthday card with this sweet Tilda "Rose Cake" from the Boho collection. 
The papers are a bit of mix, as are the die cuts.
The card edge has been punched using a MS punch around the page set. 



Little Tilda has been painted with DIs... yes I still need a lot of practice. She was stamped using Memento Summer Sky ink to give the 'no lines' look.  I've used Archers "Smooth" Watercolour paper.

I really like this stamp. I've always wanted to try a Swedish Princess cake :) 

I am joining the following challenges:


11 December 2015

Stronger

TGIF Friends xx
Just a little unscheduled break from the Christmas cards here today. 
This beautiful stamp is by Unity Stamp Co.


A friend is going through a pretty rough patch right now so I made this card for her. She received it this week so I can finally share it with you all. 


The image is water coloured which I thought was going to be a challenge with that beautiful hair but it turned out better than I expected. 

I hope you like this for a change. 
And now.... I suppose I'd better go back to the never ending pile of Christmas cards ;) 

Have a great weekend 
xx



05 December 2015

Clean and simple

Happy Saturday everyone xx
This is a something a little different for me - a, it is clean and simple and b. it is a Unity Stamp Co image which I haven't done before.


This stamp was a special I saw over at Unity Stamp Co and thought it was a bit cute, something non traditional and fun. So yep, 'added to cart' hahaha


I've also water coloured it with Distress Ink so it took a little care as I'm not overly confident with the DIs. It was super fun though. 

The image was then cut with a spellbinders frame and mounted on some super lovely ribbed cardstock.  The embellishments are Doo Hickey dies star labels, and some twine. 


I have some more to share next week... still working hard on those Christmas cards ;) 
Have a great weekend xxx

03 December 2015

Sitting Mary Christmas

Hi again everyone, I'm still busy working away making Christmas cards here :) 



I have been dying to play with the adorable little scene background from the Doo Hickey club and finally had a chance to put a card together with it. 

I coloured up the cute little Sitting Mary Christmas from So Jolly Collection 2009 to go with it and added quite a few other Doo Hickey cuts to embellish. 


Mary is coloured with Copics and the papers are Maja Design. Sentiment is LOTV. 

Challenges for this card:


Hugs xx



01 December 2015

Magnolia Advent Day #1

Hello friends!
Today marks the first day of Magnolia's annual Advent Calendar
I am starting off the celebrations this year, so please, I invite you to pop over to my Magnolia blog to have a look: 


22 November 2015

Spritz

Hi there friends, are you having a good weekend?
I'm still struggling with bronchitis and middle ear infection.... it's been 11 days now and I am over it completely. 

Anyway - enough whinging.... yesterday the boys and I sat down for a colouring session. They love it when I go through my digi stamps, especially at Christmas time. This little guy "Spritz" by Saturated Canary caught our attention and we had to print him out for each of us. 


He was fun to colour and then put on a card. I don't know why, but all of the cards I make with SC stamps always turn out super bright. Not that I mind :) I'm happy with this cute little elf. 


Well.... I have a few more cards sitting on my craft desk half assembled so I will get to those this week as I have no more assignments due! I am almost all finished my course - and I have 5 high distinctions from 5 assessments! Not too shabby :) 

Until later then,
Hugs xox

17 November 2015

HOPE

Hi friends, 
I am battling a virus at the moment and feeling quite crappy so this  little tag seems to be fairly appropriate to share. 



These are some little mini stamps from the Pink and Blue Ribbon donation collection 2014.
I've usesd See no Evil, Hear no Evil and Speak no Evil Tildas for my "Hope" tag. 



The papers are Maja Design. Lace and embellishments are from the Ribbon Girls. 
Lots of Doo Hickeys used too. 

Have a great day xx

15 November 2015

Tilda som Tomte

Yep, back again. I seem to be spending a lot of time at my craft desk lately. 
This is a very old Magnolia stamp from 2006 - Tilda som Tomte.  She is masked with Winter Fence from 2008 Santa collection.

I have coloured the little scene with DIs again, practice, practice, practice. 
The papers are Maja Design.



A lott of Doo Hickey die cuts to embellish along with some lace and ribbon. 

So another Christmas card to cross off the list! Loads more to come. 



13 November 2015

Sepia Santa

Happy Friday the 13th. It is only 6 weeks until Christmas so I am on a bit of a roll with the Christmas cards at the moment. 


This jolly fellow is Santa/Tomte from the 2007 Jul collection by Magnolia. 
He has been coloured with DI Walnut Stain to (hopefully) achieve a sepia effect. 


It is a little hard to see in the photo but I've stamped the background with a snowflake stamp in Versamark and embossed with white powder. 


The papers are Maja Design from last year's collection. 


Pinecone, pearls and flowers are from Ribbon Girl.
Sentiment is LOTV.


Die cuts are Tim Holtz, Memory Box, Doo Hickey and Go Kreate. A bit of a mix up this time. 

I'd like to enter:




12 November 2015

In the snow

It is a dark and wet day here today, Perfect weather for crafting. 
I pulled out my water colours for this card. Not something I'm 100% comfortable with and definitely need practice!  However I am fairly pleased with how this turned out. 


This is In the Snow Ski Tilda from Winter Wonderland collection of 2013,
The papers are very old Basic Grey. 


The card is embellished with Doo Hickey dies and Tim Holtz dies. 



So a little bit of fun and obviously more practice is needed. 
Ohhh, I wish I had more time up my sleeve! 

Hugs, Kylie x

10 November 2015

A Forever Friends Christmas

Hey everyone, yep,back at the craft desk and this time with something a little different. 
No Magnolia stamps! OMG - what is going on? 
This is a cute "Forever Friends" stamp that I found at my LSS called Antlers, cute? Yes, I thought so. 



Coloured with Copics of course. 
The papers are a bit of a mix of some older ones I had laying around. 
Some dies cut with Memory Box and Doo Hickeys. 


I am working on something else too but am not quite ready to share that. 
Hopefully soon. Until then, Happy crafting xx

06 November 2015

Waiting for Christmas

Happy Friday friends, 
Oh dear, another dreary day here so I thought I'd brighten it up by putting together a card.
It is quite lightly embellished, which is a bit of a change for me. 
I did add some stitching and sequins for some fun. 


This adorable Santa and his chimney is from 2008 Santa collection from Magnolia. 
Both are coloured with Copics. I spent a lot of time trying to get some depth into the red. 
The papers are Maja Design. 




I hope to get back to my craft desk at some point over the weekend but I have an assignment that is due soon so I'd probably best do that... 

Until next time!
Hugs x 

04 November 2015

A Pastel Christmas card

Hello friends, 
Well.. today I didn't feel like doing much at all, no housework, no studies, nope, nothing. So I sat myself down at my craft desk for a little while and coloured in a cute little Magnolia stamp "Snowy Cottage" from the Waiting for Christmas 2014 collection. 


I have had a bit of a play with some of the amazing new dies from the Doo Hickey club too. They are just lovely. I think my favourite has to be the gorgeous snowflake. 


The card is cut into a circle free hand and to disguise the rough edges I distressed them and added a border cut from a Doo Hickey die. The papers are Maja Design.
Image is coloured with Copics markers. 

This was a fun card to put together on a rainy day. I wish I could get away with a few more 'crafting' days but something tells me the never ending washing and housework generated by two little boys won't allow that! 

I would like to enter the following challenges:

Thanks for dropping by today
xx


22 October 2015

Frosty's Hat

Good morning everyone, I have a little project to share with you today. 
This is a little top hat that I made "Frosty's Hat".


I have used Doo Hickey dies to create and decorate the hat and one of the adorable new stamps from this year's Christmas collection, A Lovely Christmas. 


My hat was inspired by a Halloween hat that I saw on another blog this week, Lemoncraft.
Tilda is coloured with Copics

Pearl strand, mini pine cone and twine are from The Ribbon Girl. 
The lace is Websters and the ribbon is Stampin Up.


If you would like to see how I made my little hat, there will be a tutorial on the Magnolia DT blog later :)

Until later, happy crafting!

16 October 2015

Another Christmas Card

Here we are again, another Friday.
My boys are back at school this week and it has been very quiet here at home, Lolly and I are missing them immensely. We are very much looking forward to this afternoon when they're home for the weekend.  


I finally have a card to share with you using the beautiful stamps from Magnolia's fall stamp club. Pauline has outdone herself yet again! This beautiful little Tilda is from the club, masked together with the Christmas tree stamp from .... 2013 Winter Wonderland I think? I can't be 100% sure, time is flying by. 



I have also used some of the dies from the Doo Hickey club vol 7 and vol 2. Along with some Doo Hickey dies from 
The papers are Kaisercraft - very bright and cheerful. 


Tilda is coloured with Copic Markers, as is the background. 
All edges of the papers are inked in DI Old Paper. 


So.... there we have it. Another Christmas card finished for the year. Three down..... several more to go! I will undoubtedly be back with more in the coming weeks. The stamps are just far too adorable not to sit and colour. 

Until then, happy colouring!
Hugs Kylie x

09 October 2015

Truth, Sincerity, Dedication

Happy FriYay everyone,
well..  last day of school holidays over here and boy, we have managed to have a lovely time together.

I have a new card to share with you today which features Ninja Edwin from the Sakura collection. He is soo cute. My husband and boys are all into Jujitsu so this was one stamp I just had to have. 



He has been paired with some lovely Basic Grey papers "Serenade". The sentiment says "Makoto" which means Truth, Sincerity, Dedication. 

The embellishents are all from The Ribbon Girl




Well... that is about it from me today, I received the Magnolia stamp club in the mail so I can't wait to have a little play with those over the weekend. 

Until next time,
Kylie xx

Challenges:



04 October 2015

Ribbon Girl - Pearls and Lace

Hi everyone,
Finally, I can share a card I made for a special occasion recently, my sister's 40th birthday.
I decided to use this adorable Sarak Kay stamp from Stampavie which shows a little girl and her dog.  Growing up, my sister and I had matching doona covers of a similar Sarah Kay illustration in pink and blues, so it seemed appropriate to use this stamp for her birthday card. 

I also used the opportunity to make my card for the Ribbon Girl October card challenge - Pearls and lace.

I used: Bark hearts small, Dusky Blue Button Twine, Beaded berries Ivory/Cream, 4 Row Pale Ivory Bridal White Pearl Mesh, 5mm Pearl and Diamante Embellishment, 45mm Blanche Embroidered Tulle Lace, 12mm Molly Ivory Daisy Guipure, Seam Binding Limoges Blue, 3mm Ivory Pearl Bead String, Blooms Tiny Vintage Aqua, Stickles Stardust



She's a pretty little girl with a sweet little doggy. We had one similar when we were growing up and I am fortunate enough to have another beautiful little fur ball now to share with my little kids. 

I hope you get a chance to head along and join the Ribbon Girl card challenge, the prizes this week are from Ribbon Girl and LOTV, not to be missed. 

I hope to share something else later in the week with you. I have my little boys home on school holidays at the moment so we might all head into the craft room together :) 

Until then, 
Happy crafting xx




25 September 2015

Only three months to go!

Ahhhh .... last day of school for my boys today! We now have two weeks off. 
It has been a super busy term and they are both exhausted and looking forward to some quiet days. 

I had a little play with another Christmas card over the last few nights. It is a fairly simply one but I am happy with how it turned out.  Can you believe that as of today there is just three months to Christmas? phew.... it is going to just speed by. 


The card base is cut with Doo Hickey dies and both Tilda and the Bull finch are from the So Jolly 2009 collection. 

All of the pretty embellishments are from the Ribbon Girl.

The second layer is embossed with Swiss Dots embossing folder and all edges are inked with DI Antique Linen. The pretty Poinsettia banner die is from Memory Box. 


Tilda is coloured with Copics. The sentiment is from Penny Black. 

I have another card up my sleeve to share in a few days but I can't share it yet. I will hopefully have something else to play with on my desk soon. We'll see :) 

I hope you get a chance to play at your craft desk this weekend!
See ya - Kylie x

14 September 2015

An early Christmas Card

What is this? A Christmas card already? 
Sorry about that :) I had this adorable little stamp sitting on my desk so had to make a card with her. 
She is Unwrapped Tilda from the 2009 So Jolly Collection.   I have masked the Snowy Circle from the So Snowy collection 2009 in a pale blue ink. Tilda is coloured with Copics. 


The button twine, bells and ribbon are from the Ribbon Girl.


The papers are a mix off a few scraps I had laying around. I've used a few doo hickey dies as well to embellish. 

I spent a bit of time in my craft room on the weekend organising it a bit so hopefully that means I will be inspired to craft a little more :) 
Until then, happy crafting!


06 September 2015

Flowers, flowers everywhere!

Hello crafty friends, 
I'm back to share a pretty pink card with you today.

The challenge over on the Ribbon Girl Blog this week is to make a card and add flowers.  


I've used this adorable new Tilda from Magnolia, she is Bohemian Peony Tilda from the Boho collection. She is paired with loads of beautiful Ribbon Girl goodies (Brown 2 tone 30mm wild roses, 28mm 'Matilda' IVORY Vintage Style Cluny Cotton Lace, 3mm Ivory Pearl Bead String, 16mm Ivory Ruffle Edge Faux Suede, 9mm 9597 Earth Velvet Berisford)


I masked Tilda and stamped this lovely script stamp behind her.  She has the most beautiful hair.
Head on over to the Ribbon Girl blog to take part in the challenge. 

Until next time,
have a great week x

14 August 2015

Floating away

Its Friday friends :)
I had my eldest home from school today with yet another virus. This winter we seem to have had our fair share of the germies being spread around at school.  It gave me a good chance to have a sit at my desk and colour while he played on the computer.


This sweetie is one of the new stamps from Magnolia's Boho Collection. I am not sure of her name as yet but I am sure we will see a pre-release sale come up very soon. 



I have masked her onto the "Flower Cloud" from the With Love 2013 collection.  The images are coloured with Copics and the background was sponged with Memento Sky ink.  Previously I was sponging my backgrounds with Distress Inks, but I found that it was smudging the Memento that I used to stamp the image, making the background all murky so I've moved across to Memento to do the background as well. Once upon a time I would have coloured the background with Copics as well, but I use so much expensive Copic ink doing so. Sponging is more economical.


The papers are Maja Design "Coffee in the Arbour". 
All of the embellishments are from the Ribbon Girl.



There are a few Doo Hickey dies used in the card too. 
I'm looking forward to seeing the rest of this gorgeous collection, if the stamp club is a teaser, we're in for some beautiful stamps. 

I hope you get a chance to do some craft this weekend! I have a few more stamps sitting on my desk which are calling for some attention.
Until next time, happy crafting xx