Friday, June 29, 2012

Happy Birthday with La La Land Crafts

This week over at La La Land Crafts we are celebrating brithdays. I decided to use the gorgeous Telephone Marci as I know how often I used to pick up the phone to call people on their birthdays - although with technology changing I admit these days I usually send an sms or a message on FB - LOL.

One of the things I LOVE about La La Land stamps is the fun you can have with mixing colouring and paper piecing. I usually chose my DP first and then colour up the rest of the image to match - the paper pieces go on last. 

Don't forget to check out the rest of the Birthday Fun by the LLLC DT over on our BLOG.

LLLC Products used - 

DP  - My Mind's Eye, Gertie 6x6 Paper Pad

Other Stamps - 
Speech Bubble and sentiment from "Just Sayin'" from The Craft's Meow

Copics -
Skin - R20, R11, E21, E11, E000, R24 (lips)
Hair - E18, E17, E15, E13
Glasses - 100, BG57, BG53, BG0000
Skirt - BG53, BG49, BG0000
Shoes - BG53, BG49, BG000, W7, W5
Telephone - 100, W7, W5, W3, W1, Y19

Mo's Dream Team Hop - WINNER

YAY - my blog was one of the 2 blogs along the hop to pick a winner via for one of Mo's Gift Certificates. You MUST have an account at Mo's and then contact Mo at with your full name to claim your win.


Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Mo's Amazing "Come Hither"

When this image first came all out all he was popping up all over Blog Land and I thought I would bide my time and colour him up later - he's just such a fabulous image that I KNEW I would have to play sometime though - LOL! In case you've never met him his name is "Come Hither" and he's by Mo Manning.

I kept the layout of the card fairly simple letting the DP do most of the work. After all - who needs distraction when looking at this guy with his smouldering good looks and flowing cape! The gold embellishment is one of a pair of clip on ear-rings I found at my local Op Shop (Thrift Store) - a GREAT place for finding bits and pieces cheaply!

Copics used - E21, E11, E000, E44, E43, E40, 100, W7, W5, W3, W2, W1, W00, R39, R37, R35, R32

Friday, June 22, 2012

Fun in the Sun with La La Land Crafts

This week at La La Land Crafts we are having some Fun in the Sun. I thought some bright colours and some sunglasses would be just the ticket - and with her umbrella in hand too Marci is ready for any weather. She must be a Melbourne girl - we can often have 4 seasons in one day here - LOL. Although many people do use umbrella's to keep the hot sun off too.

Check out the amazing work from the rest of the LLLC team on our BLOG.

LLLC Products - 

Copics used - 
Skin - R24 (lips), R20, R11, E11, E00, E000
Hair - 100, T8, T6, T4
Clothes - R27, R24, R20, E44, E43, E42, E41, E40
Hat - E44, E43, E42, E41, E40, R20
Glasses - R24, T8, Red Spica Pen, Glaze Pen
Gloves - T8, T6, T4
Pearls - T6, T4, T2
Yellows - Y19, Y11, Y00, Y0000

Thursday, June 21, 2012

It's Mo's Dream Team Blog Hop Time

As our wonderful team leader Jak says "Hold on to your hats ladies as it's that time again" - yup it's time for Mo Manning's Dream Team to get together and play. This month's theme is Ethnic Skin Tones and the gals are all saying it's MY fault as I am this month's host - LOL. I'm the start of the hop so you are in the right place to get going - and there are a couple of Mo prizes along the way too.

I thought this would be a fabulous theme as Mo has some absolutely gorgeous ethnic images - and some that can work either in light or dark skintones - and I wanted to highlight these. I chose one of my favourite images to play with - Sadie with Apples (available from Mo's old store)

Your next stop on the hop is the always marvellous Mina - but remember to check out the Dream Team Blog for regular inspiration.

In case you get lost the blog hop order is....
Debbie, Mina, Pops, Jak, Gretha, Kerttu, Jane, Julie, Heidy, Alice
(click on their links on my left sidebar if you need them - under Mo's banner)

Copics used - Skintones (R20, R11, E35, E33, E31, E30) plus E42, E41, E40, E39, E29, B97, B93, B91, B000, G29, G28, G24, G21, YG25, YG01, BG0000, R27, R17, R14, T4, T2, T0

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

A Little Graduation Gift

I just realised I haven't shown you this little box I made! Recently my friend's daughter graduated from her university course and I wanted to give her a little gift. I found this little Graduation Cap Box in the Silhouette store and cut it out with my Cameo. I felt it needed a little something so I added some flowers, ribbon and pearls - before filling it with some gourmet jelly beans.

It's quite a clever little box because the ribbon handle is attached to the base of the box so the lid won't fall off while you're carrying it!

Monday, June 18, 2012

Tickled Pink Stamps is Sponsoring Cupcake Craft

This week Tickled Pink Stamps is proudly sponsoring Cupcake Craft Challenges and I think most of the Pink Ladies have had to find where they had hidden their eyelets in their crafting space because using them in your project is the challenge - LOL. 

I had the idea to add a tag onto a card - and use a large eyelet to hang a tassle from. I chose the adorable Lil Fashionette 20s Evie to use and tried to go for more vintage colours. I mixed and matched some DPs and added some blue touches for fun.

Copics used - Skintones (R20, R11, E21, E11, E000) plus R24, E87, E84, E81, E43, E42, E40, B93, B91, B06, B000, Y19, Y0000, T0

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Magnolia Down Under Challenge #151

This week at Magnolia Down Under Challenges we are asking you to play BINGO with us... I went straight down the middle column of the bingo card using a dies (the banners), cheesecloth and Tilda! I sat Bee Tilda on a gorgeous ornate layered bridge lasercut from Scrapmatts - an Aussie company who create amazing things for cardmakers and scrapbookers alike.

You can check out the rest of our amazing DT inspiration on our BLOG - we hope to see you coming along to play!!

Copics used - Skintones (R20, R11, E11, E00, E000) plus YR31, YR30, Y0000, R01, R11, E23, E25, E29, E43, E44

Tickled Pink Stamps is Sponsoring Send a Smile For The Kids

This week Tickled Pink Stamps is proudly sponsoring the Send a Smile For The Kids challenge where they are asking you to create some "Birthday Fun For Kids". I used the gorgeous Lil Little Lolita Kellita for my card - she is certainly one of my faves! The corners are lasercut chipboard from Make it Crafty and I've used my AMAZING gel pens from Scrapmatts to coat them - these pens give such a FABULOUS layer of colour and shine with just one coat!

I wanted to mention a little more about the Send a Smile for the Kids group as they are more that just a challenge blog - they craft with a real purpose. They are a charitable blog created for the purpose of collecting donated handmade cards to be distributed to children while they are inpatient at Children’s Hospitals. Currently they are donating them to the several different Children’s Hospitals. On any given day, there are many children inpatient in these hospitals so they would love to receive as many cards as you can send to cheer them and their families. The kids may also use your cards as Thank You Notes to the nurses and doctors and to give to parents or relatives on special days like birthdays or Mothers or Fathers Day. Any cards appropriate for children are welcome including any holiday (not religious specific please) and happy anyday cards.For more information, please click on Guidelines for Donated Cards Tab.

Copics used - Skintones ( R20, R11, E21, E11, E000) plus R59, R24, YR23, YR04, E35, E31, E08, B41, B34, B05, B000, B0000, C3, C2, C00

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Circle Shadow Box

The divine Zoe from Make it Crafty has a mind that never seems to stop! Recently she showed us a shadow box she had designed and cut out on her laser cutter and one of my teamies suggested a round one would be fun! Within a couple of hours she was showing us the finished product!!! Of course I HAD to have one to play with and I picked it up from Zoe last weekend when I was in Brisbane for the Scrapbooking and Papercraft Expo. It also comes with the stand which I've just realised I should have painted too - oopsie!

Zoe also gave me some of her newest chipboard embellishments and I used some of them here too - painting them with some dark brown glaze to make them pop - although I gilded the cage in gold gel pen - it really sparkles under light but sadly looks a little dull in my photo! I cut the branches apart to arrange them as I wanted - don't be scared to do this if it suits your project - I do this with pearl flourishes too.

I used some silicon to pop the branches up a bit and then 3 layers of double sided tape for my image - it really gives the project some depth. 

 I spritzed the background with brown on one side - I did this before I glued the frame together so I didn't end up with spray where I didn't want it - well on my project anyway - it's ALL over my desk - LOL.

Here is a close up of the gorgeous fairy image I used - I went with soft tonings as she's such a delicate little miss.

Make it Crafty Digi 
Make it Crafty Chipboard 

Copics used - Skintones (E21, E13, E11, E000, R20, R11) plus E43, E42, E41, E40, R85, R83, R81, R000, YG0000

Friday, June 15, 2012

Something for Dad from La La Land Crafts

Our theme for this week over at La La Land Crafts is "Something for Dad". I chose Lil Rocker Luka as many dads just love their ol' time rock and roll. ACDC is often blaring out of the speakers in my house if my hubby gets a chance to choose the music - much to the disgust of the kids as he starts tunelessly singing away - LOL. I cut the cassette - you remember those right???? - using my silhouette cameo - the pattern is in their store. I figured since most dads would be from the cassette era this may appeal to them - LOL. 

Check out the awesome creations from the rest of the DT on our blog HERE.

Copics - 
Skintones - R11, E11, E00, E000
Hair - E44, E43, E42, E41, E40
Clothes - R39, R29, R27, R24, T8, T6, T4, T2, C0, C00
Guitar - E44, E43, E42, E41, E40, Y28, Y19, R39, R27, R24

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Working Around the House

My hubby has been doing some work around the house recently and I couldn't help but colour this little guy up so he could help out - LOL. This is "Fixer Boy" by Mo Manning. I do tend to struggle with boy's cards - my fingers itch to pop on a few flowers, but my 13yo son is my voice of reason and he gave this the thumbs up!

My daughter also had some input - she told me to "dirty up" his overalls - I think she's seen too much of her father's work clothes to think overalls should ever be clean - LOL.

Copics used - Skintones (R20, R11, E11, E00, E000) plus B99, B97, B95, B93, B91, B0000, YG17, YG05, YG03, YG01, C4, C2, C00, E49, E43, E42, E40, E37, E35 E33, E31, E30, YR23, Y19, R08

Friday, June 8, 2012

La La Lands Aussie Release

In celebration of their trip to Australia, La La Land Crafts' wonderful owners Irina and Eric are releasing four fabulous Aussie images. The LLLC DT are coming together to showcase these cuties so make sure you kangaroo hop on over to the LLLC Blog to check out some of the other gals amazing work!

These stamps are NOW AVAILABLE from the Aussie stores - woohoo we get to go first for once - LOL. They will be available for everyone else from July 16th after their release at CHA.

These guys were sooooo much fun to play with and I tried to add a bit of Australiana to each one in the colours or designs - so now it's on with the show......

Outback Luka
Copics used - 
Skin - R20, R11, E11, E00, E000
Hair - E19, E15, E13
Boomerang - E15, YR27
Clothes - E44, E43, E42, E41, E40, BG99, BG96, BG93, BG90, C0, C00

Koala Luka (I've nick-named him mini Mick Dundee - LOL)
Copics used - 
Skin - Skin - R20, R11, E11, E00, E000
Hair - E49, E47, E29, E23
Clothes - E77, E39, E35, E33, E31, B93, B91, B21
Koala - R11, R01, 100, W7, W5, W3, W2, W1, W00
Leaves and Gumnuts - G99, G82, E39, E35, E33, E31

Koala Marci
Copics used - 
Skin - R20, R11, E11, E00, E000
Hair - E18, E17, E15, E13
Clothes - B97, B95, B93, B91, B000, G99, G85, G82
Koala - R20, R11, R01, R000, 100, W7, W5, W3, W2, W1, W00

Kangaroo Marci
 Palm Tree Die (leaves)
Copics used - 
Skin - E11, E00, E000, R20, R11, R83 (lips)
Hair - E43, E42, E41, E40
Clothes - E43, E42, E41, E40, G99, G85, G82, C1, C00, R83, R81, R59, R56
Kangaroos - W5, W3, W2, W1, W00, R02, R01, R000
Didgeridoo - E44, E43, E42, B00, B000, B0000

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Some Sunshine to Scare Away Melbourne's Winter

I hope you don't mind a bit of brightness in your day today! It's Winter here in Melbourne and the weather is cold, wet and windy! I just needed a bit of sunshine in my day and what better way than to craft some - LOL.

This is the gorgeous Abby Celebrating by Mo Manning and her joyous dance was a perfect pick-me-up for the Winter doldrums. I cut the frame out using my Cameo from a pattern available in the Silhouette Store. My DP is from Basic Grey.

Copics used - Skintones (R20, R11, E11, E00, E000) plus E44, E43, E42, E41, E40, YR23, Y15, Y13, Y11, Y08, Y00, Y0000, YG17, YG05, YG03, YG01, B18, B16, B14, BG0000, R27, R24, V09, V06, V05, C2, C00

Monday, June 4, 2012

I'm Back in La La Land and We Are Showcasing the Fabulous New Dies

Now for some EXCITING news - well for me at least - LOL. The gorgeous Irina Blount asked me if I'd like to join the DT over at La La Land Crafts!!!!! I had such a blast over there when I was a GDT some time ago and I'm just THRILLED to be back - especially as I'll be MEETING Irina and Eric in Brisbane this coming weekend when they head on Downunder. Wooohooooo - excitement plus! I'll be joining two of the other Aussie LLLC DT gals  up there too - can't WAIT!

And now onto first official post is a Showcase of the NEW DIES from La La Land . These are just gorgeous and I was soo happy when a couple arrived in my mailbox. This one is obviously the Eiffel Tower - and I double cut it and layered it up to give a shadow effect. I've used the adorable Travel Marci - including her sentiment and passport - she's all set to go!

I used a Prima paper pad for the background, the paper piecing and the lighter die cut - I'm really happy with the subtle tones and patterns I ended up with.

UPDATE - To kick off the new dies release La La Land are having a 10% off sale for 2 days only. June 4th and 5th. The discount code for the sale is INTRO10

 Unfortunately at this time LLLC is not shipping their dies to Australia and New Zealand. If you are in Australia or New Zealand please contact your local craft store to purchase the dies. If you need to find store location, please email Copic X-Press at and they will be happy to assist you. 

Head on over to the La La Land Blog to see what other GORGEOUS creations the amazing DT has come up with - they certainly blew ME away!

Stamp used - TravelMarci
 Die used - Eiffel Tower

Copics -
Skin tones - E11, E00, E000, R24, R20, R11
Hair - E18, E17, E15, E13
Bags - E18, E15, E13, E11
Blue shading - B60
Brown shading - E00
Shoe detailing - E18
Passport - B93, B91, B60, C2, E15, E13, E00

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Welcome to Hollywood!

MiC & SBS Guess that Movie

Over the last 2 days members of both DTs have been having heaps of fun with this theme and have been showcasing the images and then today we're bringing you a fun guessing game... Will you be able to guess the movie??  We'll be giving you some clues to help!!

First stop on the Hollywood Tour is Suzi's Blog - so head on over there if you want to begin and the beginning.

Can you guess the movie I'm showcasing in my card??? Maybe the sentiment will help - it's a famous line from the movie - or do you need another hint???? Think of a pampered French feline and her 3 kittens who meet an alley cat named Thomas O'Malley when they need some help. My card show Duchess preparing for her next scene with a bit of a touch-up to her make-up.

Guess 6 out of 12 movies correctly in today's hop and you will have a chance to win - Enter your guesses HERE

Grand Prize

A DVD Movie PLUS the whole collection of MiC & SBS digi stamp Hollywood release images.

Second Prize
The whole collection of MiC & SBS digi stamp Hollywood release!

Can't wait?!!
But we know some of you just can't wait so both Betty and Zoe are offering you 25% off
their Hollywood collections between June 1st and June 3rd!
We hope you have lots of fun with us this weekend!!!

And now it's time to head on over to Barbara's Blog - to continue on with your Hollywood Tour...

And in case you get lost - here's the full hop list! Suzi, Jen, Cyndi, LeliaFranz, Betty, Julie, Alison, Tracy P,  Debs{me}, Barbara,  Tracy J

Copics used - Skintones (R20, R11, E11, E00, E000) plus T6, T4, T2, T0, C10, C8, C5, C4, C00, E47, E44, E43, E42, E41, E40, E33, E30, R29, R27, R24, R02, R01, RV04, RV02, RV00, RV000, B97, B95, B93, B91, B60, B05, B0000, YR23, Y23, Y21, Y000

Magnolia Down Under Challenge #149

This week at Magnolia Down Under Challenges we are "seeing double" - you need to use 2 of the same thing - like 2 ribbons, 2 images (like a mini and bigger version of the same image) or whatever - just as long as there is 2 of them!!

I used the same image - big and mini versions - and also made 2 rolled roses out of the gingham DP. This has quite a bit of shimmer on it - shame it doesn't photograph well!

Don't forget to check out the awesome inspiration from the rest of the MDUC DT on our BLOG.

Copics used - Skintones (R11, E11, E00, E000) plus R89, R85, R83, R81, RV10, E43, E42, E41, E40, T4, T2, T0

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Make It Crafty meets Papers and Pixels

In the May 2012 issue of the online magazine Papers and Pixels you'll find an article by Make it Crafty's very own Zoe. As a part of that article there are a few cards from members of the DT. I was lucky enough to get the chance to make to make a card and this is the one I submitted. 

If you want to check out the magazine yourself you can visit to check out what's in the most recent edition, or to purchase your subscription - and at only $1.50 an edition it's a bargain.

Make it Crafty Images - Siren of Pearls, Fairy Waterland
Make it Crafty Chipboard - Fine Swirls, Mini Dragonflies

Copics used - Skintones (R20, R11, E11, E00, E000) plus E53, E43, E42, E41, E35, E33, YR31, YR30, Y21, YG67, YG63, YG61, YG11, B05, B000, B0000, RV66, RV55, RV52, RV10, RV000

Friday, June 1, 2012

Make it Crafty and Simply Betty Stamps are Heading to Hollywood!

Make it Crafty and Simply Betty Stamps are really excited to be bringing you the combined Hollywood Release!

Simply Betty Stamps has a range of characters from Betty Monroe, through to Action Chris the movie director!!

Make it Crafty has a range of background scenes perfect to switch and match with your famous characters!!

MiC & SBS Guess that Movie

Of course we are going to have heaps of fun with this theme and June 1st & June 2nd we will be showcasing our stuff and then on June 3rd we're bringing you a fun guessing game... Will you be able to guess the movie??  We'll be giving you some clues to help!!

Join us for the two inspiration days and leave a comment along the way for your chance to win a selection of new images.

There will be FOUR winners each day receiving a surprise character with matching background digi stamps.

Then on June 3rd, guess 6 out of 12 movies correctly and you will have a chance to win:  

Grand Prize
A DVD Movie PLUS the whole collection of MiC & SBS digi stamp Hollywood release images.

Second Prize
The whole collection of MiC & SBS digi stamp Hollywood release!

Can't wait?!!
But we know some of you just can't wait so both Betty and Zoe are offering you 25% off their Hollywood collections between June 1st and June 3rd!

We hope you have lots of fun with us this weekend!!!

On Day One (June 1st) the fun starts HERE on Barbara's Blog and On Day Two and Three the fun all starts  over on Suzi's Blog