Monday, March 29, 2010

TGF Royal Battle!

Well the fun has started, the TGF Royal Battle fun fun fun!! OMG sooo many amazing creations!! Debra was the first in our team to do the retro coloured creation, pop over here to check out her AMAZING card!! And dont forget to vote with a comment if you love it! Im off to place my votes and check out all the amazing entries!

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Chapter 6 The red Queen's Fine PRINT...

CHAPTER 6: The Red Queen's FINE PRINT...

"The Red Queen shook her head, "You may call it 'nonsense' if you like," she said, "but I've heard nonsense, compared with which that would be as sensible as a dictionary!"

This week we're getting down to business and reading the "fine print" here in Wonderland.
We're also SO excited to be welcoming Digital Delights by Louby Loo as our sponsor this week! WOW! What a lucky group we are! Wendy from Digital Delights has not only graced the DT with some super fun Alice-inspired images to use, but is giving away a TEN DOLLAR GIFT CERTIFICATE to one lucky winner who will be randomly drawn from all the entries this week! THANKS Wendy!

How gorgeous is this digi?? I love it! I made this as a card but it looks more like a book mark LOL and Sammi suggested it goes well with our theme to use text from a book lol. The text is on my Prima papers which I am INLOVE with! I used my copic markers from Mad for markers, the colours I used are B21, B23, E50, E51,E53, E000, E11 & R20 I am loving my copics and they effect they give, thanks to my wonderful teacher Bitty aka Debbie Pamment! Bitty is what my son calls her, he has trouble say debbie and bitty is what comes out lol. He is 2!

Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to create a card using some form of TEXT/Printed DP, Old Book pages, Newspaper print, Old dictionary, etc. We just need to see SOME form of printed text on your card or project!

I have scheduled this post as I am on my way to Wagga Wagga to watch my husbands graduation from a recruit to an officer in the ARMY! We are so proud of him and missing him like crazy!! A month is such a long time especially for the kids, we cant wait to give him a big cuddle and I cant wait to see the kids faces looking proud of their Daddy :) Have a good weekend, I will be back Sunday :)

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Monday Mania with Gwen

Hello Im back with Monday Mania whoo hoo! So glad I have been making the time to play with my FAV challenges, FFF and CA&F!! So this Monday Mania is hosted by Gwen from DCRU! Gwen has designed a sketch and some rules, I chose to use embossing {CB swiss dots} and sticthing {my faux sticthing around sentiment}

I wanted to ink up my farmer anya and thought these october afternoon farm fresh papers would go perfect! Thanks for looking I truly appreciate everyones comments. Im off to bed night all xx

TPE #59 Time for a sketch

OOh cant believe I alsmot forgot to post this weeks TPE challenge oopsie! So this week is a sketch challene! What a fabulous sketch we have for you too! Although I did struggle with it, but in the end like how my card turned out. Here is the sketch and my card using a kraftin kimmie stamp which I have to say I am LOVING at the moment! Keep an eye out at MDUC for some new exciting changes.....

I have used prima flight of the butterfy papers! How gorgeous are they!! Loving them. I purchased them from Anna's craft cupboard. ok so tired but still have one more post to do LOL.
OH and guess whAT??? I made the Mad for markers design team YAYAYYAYA!! So excited to get started I am loving using my new copics!

Mad for markers is OPEN!

Just letting you all know Mad for Markers online is now open!! YAY congrats again Sammi girl. Pop over here to check out whats in store!

Sunday, March 21, 2010


DRUM ROLL PLEASE............................................THE WINNER OF MY CANDY IS........................

Michelle if you could contact me with your postal address, and I can get your goodies posted out to you this week! YAYYAYAYYAYAYYAYAYAYAY CONGRATS!

Magnolia Ink 3 Preorder & Some news for MDU!

To all the Magnolia Aussie Lovers out there, the magazine is now up for pre-order YAY…. Your can jump over to HERE…. to be there direct. Please when making the pre-order DO NOT mix with other orders, this making it easier at posting time when they arrive on my door step

Keep your eyes out in April for the release of the Fairy Tale Collection with gorgeous papers, cute Pirates, Little Princesses, and MANY MORE…. Sign up to Magnolia Down Under’s Newsletter to be sure NOT to miss a thing!

Magnolia Down Under is going through some changes as of first week in April. We are all so EXCITED about it and can not wait for you to see them all. But for a little hint, do you like other stamps other than the gorgeous Magnolia’s? Like……. Kraftin’ Kimmie or Sweet November and MORE…..? Well as I said keep your eyes peeled and look out around the 1st week of April for a Magnolia Down Under CHANGE you are going to be tickled pink about the change!

FFF & my news!

YAy I finally made time to play with a FFF!! I love these challenges and lately hadnt played for a few weeks! And what a fabulous sketch to play with too!!

I used copics that I purchased from Mad for Markers to colour this GORGEOUS free digi! Im really starting to love my copics I want more more more!! heheh.

So my happy good news is as of today I am the new Owner of Anya Ink Challenge Blog yipeeeeeeeee!!! Im so excited!! Pop on over here to check it out! If you think you would be interested in joining the DT check out the challenge blog for info on how to apply! So if you are not already a follower of Anya Ink pop on over here and start following so you can be the first to see our challenges each fortnight!
I will be back tomorrow with my pink elephant card!

Saturday, March 20, 2010



"Who are YOU?" said the Caterpillar.This was not an encouraging opening for a conversation. Alice replied, rather shyly, "I--I hardly know, sir, just at present-- at least I know who I WAS when I got up this morning, but I think I must have been changed several times since then."

This week we are celebrating SPRING here in Wonderland! And, we have some WONDERFUL winged-things to show off courtesy of this week's sponsor, our very own Jen Shults! Jen's stamp company, Wild Flower Kids, has grown to be a favorite of mine and we are SO honored that she's agreed to sponsor the Oh, Alice! Blog by showcasing one of her new lines "All-A-Flutter"! Jen was gracious enough to provide the DT with some of these wonderfully cute and whimsical images as well...Check them out:

I had Debbie Pamment and Kellie here again this weekend for some crafting fun! Debbie was so kind to show me how she uses copics and taught me to use darker colour first then blend with lighter and wow I have to say Im loving my copics!! I purchased some copics from Sammi's store mad for markers!
Your mission, should you choose to accept it is to create a card using a CATERPILLAR or BUTTERFLY on your projects this week! You have until Friday, March 26th to submit your entries by 8pm CST. Winner will be announced on Saturday 3/26 during our next challenge and the WINNER will receive the "All =a-Flutter" digital images from Jen! This week's keyword is OAC5.
That's about it! Just upload your card and link to Mr. Linky, and we'll stop by to see your amazing creations! HAPPY SPRING, everyone! {Although here in Australia its Autumn lol}

Thursday, March 18, 2010

New Challenge Blog!

Hey Dolls!
Just wanted to let you know my fellow dt member and good Gal friend BETTY is starting a new challenge blog In May!! WHOOO HOO its called The Burtonesque Dolls all the challenges will be basedon Tim Burton movies!! How fun and freaky hahah! I was soooo thrilled when Betty asked me to join the DT!! I cant wait to get started in May!
She is also having a DT call and looking for some more Dolls to join the team!! So pop on over here to check out the details.
I have some more exciting news, but cant share that with you yet!! Soon though very soon!

Monday, March 15, 2010

TPE #58 Spring Theme!

Hello Happy Monday to you all! Its time for another Pink Elephant Challenge.....and this week we are showcasing All that scraps cc spring kit!! And our theme is to make a spring card :) I ADORE the spring kit, and chose to use this cutie patootie image! We would love you to come join us this week so pop on over here. Cant wait to see what you create.

On Saturday Kellie came over with her 3 kiddies, this was the first time I have met the gorgeous things and they loved playing with my 3 monkeys. Kellie and I crafted away and the kids all played nicely together.
From Left to right Heidi, Jaxson, Kira, Madi, Macauly & Chloe


Just a quick post here, my fellow DT Tracey has opened her own digi store called Spesch Stamps. I have been eyeing off the images for awhile and when I saw this one called Bonnie, I knew I had to have her! I have used my prisma pencils to colour and sprayed the whole card with shimmerz. Thanks for looking! I will be back later this arvo with my pink elephant card.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Magnolia Down Under Challenges 1st Birthday Bash CANDY Blog Hop

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Hello there Magnolia Lovers and Welcome to the 1st Birthday Blog Hop for Magnolia Down Under Challenges....!!We are so excited and thrilled to turn 1! Who knew that when Magnolia Down Under Challenges started with only 3 members {Kellie, myself & Debbie} it would be bigger and better a year on. We are all SO EXCITED that we have decided to do a birthday blog hop and whats better is that all the DT are offering CANDY! To be eligible you have to hop on to each Design Team Member and leave them some comment lovin affection ;) Winners will be announced on Magnolia Down Under Challenges Blog at the end of the challenge and also on the personal DT blogs on whom won their candy.If you've just happened across my blog and didn't start at the beginning click HERE.... But if you have come from Kellies blog then you are heading the right way! Here is my birthday blog hop card, I have used the GORGEOUS Magnolia Princess soon to be available in Magnolia Down Under Store!!! YAY. This is one of those cards u need to see in real life!!{try clicking on it to inlarge} I used shimmer spray over the whole card and blinged up my princess! HOW GORGEOUS are these Prima papers the "shabby chic" collection!! Anyway here is my card.
And here is the CANDY up for grabs..!! There are 3 sets of stamps Brand new, papers, cuttle bug folder, ribbon and hat pins & 4 PRELOVED magnolias{ not in pic} YUMMY!!

Now just for a good laugh LOL here is my very first card for our very first Magnolia down under challenge, which was autumn them and must use colour red!! Ok I bet your all laughing now huh? heheh My work has defiantly improved since then hehhe.Happy Birthday Magnolia Down Under Challenges!!! What a fun fabulous year we have had, and cant wait to make it too two years!!

Thanks for stopping by.... Continue the hop by visiting our DELICIOUS Debbie!!

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Chapter 4 picturing Wonderland!

CHAPTER 4: Picturing Wonderland

"Thus grew the tale of Wonderland:Thus slowly, one by one,Its quaint events were hammered out -And now the tale is done,And home we steer, a merry crew,Beneath the setting sun.Alice! a childish story take,And with gentle hand lay it were Childhood's dreams are twined. In Memory's mystic band,Like pilgrim's wither'd wreath of flowersPluck'd in a far-off land..."

We have another sketch Challenge today, this time brought to us by our very own Pam Varnell! Pam created this sketch JUST for the Oh, Alice! DT blog and it just reminds me of Wonderland itself!
Here's the sketch:
I used this gorgeous Chibi cookie from The greeting farm, as soon as I saw it I thought ooh she would be a CUUTE alice look alike dont ya think? I also used my Prisma pencils for the first time to colour her!! I still need some practice with these pencils, but for my first try Im pretty happy :) At least now I can use digis a bit better and dont have to worry about ink running.

We'd LOVE for you to plunge Down the Rabbit hole with us again this week! All you have to do is upload your creation and link it using Mr. Linky. The keyword this week for public galleries is OAC4.
There's no time limit for this week's sketch, so take your time here in Wonderland and ENJOY! See you next Saturday, everyone!

Sunday, March 7, 2010

MDUC #36

Hello finally I got to do my card for Magnolia Down Under Challenges!! YAY our challenge this week is 3 papers, 3 flowers, 2 buttons & 1 bow! How fun is that!! So pop on over here and come join us! We have an absolutly awesome sponsor this week!!!

Anna from Anna's Craft Cupboard is sponsoring with a $20 voucher!! I just LOVE that store, and is where I get most my dp's from! Make sure you come back next sunday for our first birthday blog hop! I cased Kells layout that she used for this weeks challenge, I loved her card so much I wanted to do something similar but with different papers :) Thanks Kell

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Oh Alice Chapter 3 "Painting the roses red"

Sorry my post was late, I have had the worst day, we had freakish floods AGAIN!! Do u remember the pics I put on my blog a few weeks ago?? Yes well after having everything professionally cleaned and looking lovely again we got flooded eeek and all while my hubby is away :( But then tonight my night was cheered up Kell rang to say will i be up at 10.30pm as she needs to talk and i was like ok sure, and guess who knocked on my door at 10.30!!!!??? Yep Kellie hehehhehe with a box of chocolates too isnt she the best!!!!!!!!! {dont forget she lives 2 hrs away} And this weekend is extra special guess you could call it mine and Kells anniversary hehhe we met one year ago today and have become the best of friends.

CHAPTER 3: Painting the Roses Red
"Would you tell me please," said Alice a little timidly, "Why are you painting those roses?"
Five and Seven said nothing, but looked at Two. Two began in a low voice, "Why the fact is, you see, Miss, this here ought to have been a Red rose tree, and we put a white one in by mistake"...

Welcome back! We're painting the Roses RED...and blue...and purple....and hey, we're painting our NAILS too! Check out this AWESOMELY ALICE inspiration picture featuring this SUPER cool new O.P.I. Polish collection, "Wonderland".

Before we get started, the Oh,Alice! Blog has a SPECIAL Tea Party Guest joining us for the month of March! Please welcome ERIN LEVEILLE as our March Tea Party Guest! Erin BLEW US AWAY with this card she submitted for the 1st Oh, Alice challenge and we are thrilled to have her at our Mad Tea party this month :) WELCOME ERIN!
What's more? We have a FABULOUS sponsor for this challenge-KRAFTIN' KIMMIE STAMPS! It just so happens that Kim is releasing some AWESOME Tea Party images this month and was gracious enough to donate a PRIZE pack of the new rubber stamp collection featuring these awesome new images!
Now let's talk about how YOU can enter to win!
Play along with us this week by uploading your card or creation to Mr. Linky and by using keyword OAC3 if you upload to a public forum such as SCS :)
You will have until FRIDAY, MARCH 12th, 2010 to enter this challenge and the winner will be chosen via and announced during our next challenge on Saturday, March 13th! Good luck and have an AWESOMELY ALICE kind of week!

Friday, March 5, 2010

Everybody loves a good SALE!!!!

Magnolia Down Under is having a 15% off sale this weekend starting NOW!!! So hop on over and grab your self a bargain!! And while your there check out the new goodies coming soon. Just a reminder MDU only posts in Australia now :)

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

I {Heart} Edwin!

Hello Happy Autumn!! I cant believe its March already!! So for my DT kit from Magnolia Down Under store I got this cute lil Guy Edwin from the collection called "Rainsing the ceiling"available here. Seriously how could you not like this cuuutie Patoootie!!! In my kit from Kellie I got some lace, flowers and a charm along with this stamp of course. Kellies challenge to us was to try and use most things on our card. I managed to use the lace and gorgeous baseball cap charm.....but flowers....I just dont see flowers on boys cards lol, but I will defiatly be usingb the gorgeous flowers on my next card! The lace, charms, stamps are all available from Magnolia DOwn Under and there is also a new collection for easter out now too so Hop on over!

I use all tim Holtz distress inks to colour my images, also available from MDU. I am absolutly loving my distress inks!!
Thanks for looking I hope you LOVE Edwin as much as I do!! Cant wait for my next kit!

Monday, March 1, 2010

Time for a colour challenge @ The Pink Elephant {TPE #56}

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This week at The Pink Elephant is a very exciting one!! Our very own Lori, Owner of the Pink elephant has created a line of stamps called puddle jumpers, and they will be sold exclusively at Die Cuts R us! So pop over there fast as they wont last one once you see how cuuuute they are!! Some of you may have even already seen the 3 day blog hop release from them cute huh! So back to tha challenge this week is a colour one and you have to add the colour green to your card! All us dt were super lucky to get 1 of the 3 new puddle jumpers to play with!!!! YAY. I got Noah, Im sure u will agree he is super cute! I have coloured him in copics {Debbie copics :)} my 2nd attempt and dont mind how he turned out!! I added the colour green to his shirt and some green is also in my dp.

So pop on over to The pink elephant and play along, we would love to see what gorgeous creations you come up with.
P.s Notice my cute water mark?? My oh alice Dt friend Pammy made it for me!! How fabulous is she! I am paying her to make a few for me I just love them!