Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Oh Alice, chapter 10, The Queen of Tarts

Hello, I am joining the fun at Oh Alice  for the first time.
They have a great challenge blog, inspired by Alice in
Wonderland, I have been wanting to enter these challenges
for a while, but I just didn't feel that I had the right stamps
for it, but this week, I think they fit :oD

This week's  challenge is to include "Food" into your
creation. I have Tea and a cupcake, so I hope that is OK lol.

This is my card....

I have added a cupcake brad to the bow and a little heart charm

Stamps          Kraftin Kimmie's Giselle and Gabrielle
Paper/Card     Cupcakes paper and Regal Rose card
Embellishments     Bizzy becs Flowers/fillers, leaves, cupcake brad
heart charm, ribbon, diamond stickles, shimmer chalks

Thanks for stopping by, please feel free to leave a comment,
your thoughts are greatly appreciated :oD

Happy Stamping!
Peta xoxox

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Magnolia Downunder challenge #43 and Magnolia Stamplovers challenge

Hi everyone
I just got some brand new stamps, Yay! I was lucky enough to
get most of the spring kit from Kellie, so ofcourse I had to ink
them up right away. These stamps are so cute and will
hopefuly take the edge off waiting for the new pre-order
stamps to arrive, lol.
I had lots of fun with the masking challenge last week, so
I decided to have another go at masking for this card.

This week at Magnolia Downunder the challenge is "CHARMS"
Magnolia Stamp Lovers the challenge is "CREATE A SCENE"

This is the card that I have created, hot off the craft desk :oD

I have added 2 charms, as I wanted Tilda to wear the tiara one.

The castle, cloud, trees and grass are from a stampin up fairytale
set that I was fortunate to pick up on ebay a little while ago.
I'm not sure what the set is called, but it was made in 1996.

Magnolia Stamps        Tilda with an apple, Robin Hood Edwin ( I think?)
Paper                            Once upon a time stack, Old olive card
Embellishments          Princess and Tiara charms, roses, leaves, ribbon

Thanks for stopping by :oD
Please feel free to leave a comment, I really do appreciate
your thoughts.

Happy Stamping!
Peta xoxox

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Just Magnolia birthday blog hop challenge

Hello everyone,
Just Manolia are celebrating their 1st birthday this week,
Congratulations ladies, and to celebrate the occasion, they
are having a blog hop, where you can visit all the Design
team members and get you chance to win some great
prizes. Why not hop on over and join in the fun!

The challenge for this week is a sketch, with an optional

This is the card that I have created...

Ok, I'm heading off the join the blog hop :oD

Stamps        Ladybug Tilda, Oval All - Thankyou
Punches      Scallop oval, Friskas - Christina Re border punch
Papers         Sweet Always, So Sweet, Orange bazill
Embellishments      Flowers/leaves, lace,

Thankyou for stopping by :oD
Please feel free to leave a comment, as I really do appreciate
your thoughts.

Happy Stamping!
Peta xoxo

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

MDUC #42, All That Scraps

Hello everyone, This week at Magnolia Downunder
challenges we have been asked to create a card
(or other item) that includes "MASKING", so the
idea is to create an image using 2 or more stamps,
overlapping each other, to appear as one image.

I am also entering this one for All That Scraps
weekly wednesday challenge ( this is the first time
I have entered this challenge), which is "SEWING

I wanted to have a go at making a card that I saw in
the latest Magnolia Ink magazine (issue 3). There is
an azing card, created by "Tab", entitled
'Early Summer card' it is on page 63.

I have created 3 images in this card, each one has been
masked. I have used 11 stamps, 7 of them are magnolias.

This is the front of the card...

...close up for detail...

...Opened out...

I have left space to write a message here

I added tags to the little side pockets, which can be removed.
these pockets are also ideally sized to slip in a gift card or cash.

I had alot of fun making this card and I hope you all
like it too :oD

Oh and I'd like to say congratulations to Debra James and
Kellie Winnell, for having your creations published in the
latest issue of Magnolia Ink. Debra, I think your canvas
should have won 1st place :oD

Stamps         Tilda as the shepherd, Sweet Tilda, Jam Tilda, Tilda
with flowers,  60's Tilda, Dot muffin, shabby chic fence
The stamps on the tags were from an old (1996) stampin' up
fairytale set.
Embellishments    Flowers/leaves, heart crystal, ribbons, pearls
crystal brads, staples, sewing.

Thankyou for stopping by, please feel free to leave a
comment, your thoughts are really appreciated :oD
Happy Stamping everyone!

Peta xoxo

Arrr, it's Billy Blyth and Cutthroat Lizzie

Hi everyone just thought I'd share a card that I have
made just for fun :oD
I have used a some new stamps from 'Kraftin' Kimmie'
these two are Billy Blyth and Cutthroat Lizzie.
If you like these stamps you can find them at Kellie's
store "Tickled Pink Stamps"

Thanks for stopping by
Happy Stamping


Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Monday, April 12, 2010

MDUC challenge #41 - second entry and Cupcake craft challenge 86

Hello again :oD
I have really enjoyed this "Olden Days" challenge
over at Magnolia Downunder, so I decided to make
another card. I really wanted to have a go at making
my image appear more like a photo, so I added a
cream coloured background to ithe image and kind of
distressed the edges (my first attemp lol) and I think I
managed to make it look kinda like an old photo.

I am also entering this into Cupcake Craft challenges 
this week for "Childhood memories".

I spent a large part of my childhood, growing up in Kalgoorlie
(a country town in Western Australia), and I always remember
waiting and waiting for what seemed like forever for the
annual agricultural fair. I wanted to capture some of its spirit
in this card, which is what influenced my choice in papers.

Stamps         Tilda with balloons, Tilda as a shepherd
Colouring tools         2B, 4B, 6B, 8B Derwent pencils
Embelishments          Flowers, fillers, vintage look images.

Thanks for stopping by
Please feel free to leave a comment, I really do appreciate
your thoughts. Have a great day :oD
Happy stamping everyone
Peta xoxox

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Magnolia Downunder Challenge #41

Hello everyone.
This week at 'MDUC' the challenge is 'Olden Days'.
We need to colour the image in black, white, greys
and add vintage papers and whatever else we like,
to  remind us of days gone by...

I must admit. I was a little freaked out at first about
this challenge, as I don't have any grey markers and
didn't know how I was going to colour it. Silly me LOL,
I used to draw, for hours on end and I have an endless
supply of graphite pencils in every shade. I stopped
drawing when I had my first child 5 years ago (I just
never had the time and the passion just wasn't there
anymore), but these were my favourite art medium :oD

Anyway, I dug around my scrap pile and produced a card
that I'm pretty happy with. I think I really like this new
style. Here is my card...

The 'Post card' paper was amongst a my very first paper
stack pack that I had ever brought a few years ago, I can't
believe that I had never used it before lol.  I had a paper
that had a couple of frames printed on it, so I used one of
them to frame the picture, to give a the effect of a photo. 
The Memories sentiment came from "Definitions and word
ephemera" by 'Paper Pizazz'. I thought these complimented
this style of card.

Stamp     Tilda with Bee, Summer/fence background
Colouring tools      2B, 4B, 6B Derwent pencils
Embellishments      Flowers from Bizzy Becs and Ebay, leaves from
Tickled Pink Stamps, pearl string, ribbon,  flower charm.

Thanks for stopping by, please feel free to leave a comment,
I really do appreciate your thoughts :oD
Happy Stamping everyone.

Peta xoxox

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Tickled Pink Stamps blog candy

"Tickled Pink Stamps", formerly known as Magnolia Downunder
 Store, and owned by the fabulous Kellie Winnell, has recently
been remodelled and now stocks stamps from companies such
as C.C. Designs, Kaftin' Kimmie, Sweet november Fairies and
Baby Buds. They still ofcourse stock the wonderful Magnolia
range as well, and to celebrate this change, Kellie is giving
everyone the chance to win  one of three fantastic prizes, Yay!!!!
So why not pop on over to check out this fantastic opportunity
here at Tickled Pink Stamps' blog

You can check out all the awesome stamps and supplies at
the new shop here...


This candy ends at midnight on saturday 1st of May 2010
and winners will be announced on the 3rd of May.
You have to be in it to win it :oD

Magnolia Downunder Challenge #40 and Just Magnolia week 50

Hello everyone, this week at Magnolia Downunder  the theme is
"Thankyou". I have made a giftbag to suit the theme...

I am also entering 'Just Magnolia' for this weeks challenge.
which is "Punch it out". I have used 3 different punches
in making this bag...the border of the images, the sentiment
and the handle. Hope you like it :oD
This is the front of the bag...

...and the back of the bag.

from the side...

 ...and detail, I added this cute little fairy charm that I found
at my local scrap store.

This Irish Blessing seemed like the perfect finishing touch, it
was from a paper called "Flutterby-painted lady", this paper
also had the heart used on the front of the bag, behind Tilda.

Stamps         Butterfly Tilda, Thankyou - from Oval all stamp set - Stampin Up
Papers          Far east Paper stack and Flutterby-painted lady.
                      Stampin up Cardstock - Rose Red
Punches      Fiskars-Christina Re border punch, Oval scallop, word window.
Embellishments     Bizzy Becs roses/fillers, rhinestones, Fairy charm, ribbon,
                                 dazzling diamonds.

Thankyou for stopping by. Please feel free to leave a comment.
I really do appreciate your thoughts.
Happy Stamping :oD

Peta xoxo

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Just Magnolia Challenge week 49

Hi everyone, this week at "Just Magnolia" the challenge is
"Fold it". Creating a card (or something else), with atleast
2 folds. I have decided to have a go at making a 'Joy fold'
card that I found on Aussie Loz blog. Thanks Loz :oD and
there is great a tutorial, for this fantastic style of card on
Kylie's Blog, so Thanks Kylie as well!

This is what I came up with...

With one fold open...

With the other fold open...

with both folds open...

Stamps       Butterfly Tilda, Sitting Tilda, Cupcake, Chasing Tilda (with added balloon)
Happy Birthday sentiment stamp and 'hope your day...' stamp - from Crazy for cupcakes.
Papers     Far East paper stack and Bazzill cardstock
Embellishments     Prima flowers, rhinestones, flowers fillers, Fillagree brad,
                                ribbons, pearls, Pear/dragonfly charm, glitter and Diamond stickles.

Thankyou for stopping by :oD
Happy Stamping