Saturday, February 27, 2010

Oh Alice Chapter 2 {OAC2}

CHAPTER TWO: Running in a SKETCHY circle...

"Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?""That depends a good deal on where you want to get to," said the Cat."I don’t much care where--" said Alice."Then it doesn’t matter which way you go," said the Cat.

We have a fabulous sketch challenge today designed by our own TWISTED Tea Party member, Mary Giles! Here is the sketch:

We are VERY honored to be introducing our first sponsor to you today.

Kathy from Pixie Dust Studios has VERY generously let us work with her new Digis from her "Down the Rabbit Hole" collection debuting March 1st! What's more? ONE LUCKY WINNER will be chosen at random from this week's participants to choose THREE FREE DIGIS of their choice from Pixie Dust Studios! Thank you Kathy, I absolutly adore these images!
You have until FRIDAY, March 5, 2010 at 10pm CST to upload your card or project using the above sketch as your muse! Upload to your blog or public gallery (please use keyword OAC2) and LINK your name below using Mr. Linky! We can't WAIT to see your creations!{I cant believe how many entries we got for our first challenge!! WOW!! Here are my cards Yes I made two heheh the images were too cute too only use one lol. I hope you like.
I am having sooo much fun wih the Oh alice dt and challenge Blog! Cant wait to see what everyone makes with the sketch. So pop on over here and play along again this week. Both my sentiments are from ALice in sassy land sassy studio designs!!

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Hoppity Easter at MDU!

Hop on down to the Magnolia Down Under Store
Pre-Order - Hoppy Easter 2010 Collection.
Kellie at Magnolia Down Under and is taking orders for the new Easter Collection & She is offering 10% off all stamps!!!!! Whooo hoo but get in fast this easter collection is CUUUUUUUUTE!!! She also has the GORGEOUS easter papers YUmmy!!!

Hopefully I will be back later in week or on weekend with my DT card for mdu using my new kit yummy!!

Monday, February 22, 2010

TPE #55

Hello happy Monday to you all!! I am sooo tired after my weekend! So bare with me this will be a short post and possibly jumbled hahah. So this week we have a sketch for you at TPE and what a fabulous sketch it is.

This is our sponsor this week! All of us DT were lucky enough to pick a digi each to play with.

Ok I have to add I dont use copics, but my good friend Debbie came over to play with me and Kell and she let me use her copics for this bear! She also gave me a handful of the gorgeous Heart charms I have used soo sweet thanks Debbielicious! It was so scary using something your not used to, I dont mind how the colouring turned out not great but its ok. later though i realised the pink was way to bright for my dp and just was not happening so I put stickles on to soften pink then it made ink run a bit oopsie. Anyway make sure you pop over here to TPE to check out the rest of the dt cards with the bugaboo digis and play along with our fabulous sketch challenge. Will hopefully be back tomorrow {not so tired} and with a challenge card.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

ATS #18 & C4C #25

{{{Scroll down for my Oh Alice first challenge DT card}}}

Hey Peeps! What a busy weekend! I think my eyes are bulging out my head after staying up until 5am both nights that Kellie stayed with me heheh. We had a fabulous very productive weekend, Debbie Pamment came over on Saturday to play hehe we had lots of fun, excpet for Debbie when she tripped over my bed LOL. So anyway I saw the challenge this week for all that scraps and thought oooh fun! Then I thought hmm a sketch would be good to go with it too. So the challenge for ATS is a RECIPE 4 embellishments, 3 papers, 2 colours & 1 image. Below is the sketch I used which is Crazy 4 challenges #25

This image is a CC stamp how cute is it!!
This bride is from the CC spring kit available at ATS store

This second card is just for the ATS challenge, I wanted to make just a sweet plain bride card. My doilies are from the stamp spot. You can see more images from the spring kit I used in my oh alice dt card. Below are some pics of mine and Kellies yummy breaky today mmmmmmmmmm
Mine and Kellies ice coffees for breaky today

Yummmy eggs benedict
My desert!
Kellies desert half eaten heheh
Must be time for a nanna nap hehehhe. Hope everyone is having a good weekend. I will be back Monday night with my TPE card.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Oh Alice Challenge #1 {OAC1}

{{{PLease scroll down to next post to see my Guest DT card for DCRU}}}


"The White Rabbit put on his spectacles. "Where shall I begin, please your Majesty?" he asked."Begin at the beginning," the King said gravely, "and go on till you come to the end: then stop"


In anticipation of the upcoming Tim Burton remake, let's GET GLAM with Alice! Jessica recently scored this UBER fab makeup palette by Urban Decay and fell in love with the awesome colors, the NAMES of the eyeshadows (all after Alice, of course ;) and the pop-up mushroom mirror!

We wanna see how YOU get Glam using this amazing little piece as your inspiration! Show us your style, put on the glitz, and GET GLAM!

And WHAT would our first Challenge be without a PRIZE?! Now, normally we'll be (hopefully) sponsored on the 1st Sat. of each month, but for today's FIRST Fall Down the Rabbit Hole, we thought we'd give away a little something! ONE LUCKY WINNER will be chosen at Random to WIN a stamp single of their choice from THE GREETING FARM (in stock items only) Also our DT member Jimmi has an extra special candy on her blog so make sre you check it out.. So, GOOD LUCK and here's how to play:

You have until FRIDAY, February 26, 2010 at 10pm CST to upload your card or project using the above inspiration photo as your muse! Upload to your blog or public gallery (please use keyword OAC1) and LINK your name using Mr. Linky! We can't WAIT to see your creations and THANK YOU for your support of this CURIOUS new venture!

For my card I used the picture as inspiration! How adorable is this CC stamp and the tree stump and mushrooms are perfect for the inspiration pic both stamps are from the spring kit. I cant wait to see what you all make of the challenge, be sure to pop over to Oh alice and check out the rest of the fabulous DT samples! Ok back to my craft weekend with Kellie & Debbie :)
A special thanks to two of my fellow Oh alice Dt, Pammy for making our gorgeous watermarks!! Thank you Pam :) And Betty who drove all the way down the mountain to grab the last two urban decay makeup pallets one for me and one for her YAYAYYYAY!! Thank you Betty Cant wait to receive my make up. Have a good weekend.

Forgot to add this is my FIRST ever easel card!!! Im going to be sooo adicted to making these they are sooo fun!

DCRU Guest Designer

I was sooo super thrilled when DCRU Claudia and Gwen asked me to be a guest designer and share a technique with them!! I decided to share distressing since I love it sooo much! Most of the products I have used are available in DCRU Pop over here to check out my first ever tecniqe and guest spot with DCRU.

Thanks for looking! I hope you enjoyed!!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Somebody pinch me!!

So every morning when I wake up, before I go wake the kids for school I roll over and grab my iphone and check my emails and today in the Morning while I was checking I had lots of lovely emailed congratulating me on Oh alice Design team position {still SOOO excited about that} and then there was an email from the Gorgeous Lori Boyd saying would I like to Join The Pink Elephant design team!!!!! Oh my gosh i think I fell out of bed rubbed my eyes like am I sleeping is this real bahahahah. Iam soooooo super excited and thrilled and well of course I said YES!!!! So after excited emails back and forth with Lori I asked when I could announce and she said well if you have a card for our current challenge you can start now. YAYAYYAYAY and guess what I actually had papers out ready to start working on a card to enter for it anyway heheh. SO Here is my first official DT card for TPE. Pop on over to TPE to check out the rest of the DT and their fabulous work. This weeks challenge is use Ribbon, how easy is that!! And the sponsor is All that Scraps!

This stamp is from ATS spring kit, how gorgeous is she!!! So what an exciting week!! Defiantly better than last week LOL. And whats even more exciting my BFF Kellie Winnell is also on the TPE DT yayay how much fun!! Ok I should try sleep although who can sleep with this much excitement!! Oh Alice Challenge blog will be launching this weekend and I cant wait to share my DT card with you.

Oh Alice challenge Blog

Im sure you might have heard there is a new challenge blog called "Oh Alice" its based on the Tim burtons Alice in wonderland! We will be having colour and inspiration challenges based on the movie how much fun!! Ooh did I just say we??? YES I DID!! Because I made the DT whoooo hoooo I am officially a twisted sister!!! I had to wait until 2am our time to announce so I am sound asleep right now....or still dancing around the room excited hahah. I am so super thrilled and cant wait to start our first challenge which will be on Saturday 2oth February whoo hoo thats this weekend!! So pop on over here to start following so you dont miss the first challenge.

Here is the rest of the DT.

The Twisted sisters-

I bet after seeing all those fabulous DT names you cant wait to see the first challenge!! Dont forget to follow the challenge blog so you dont miss out.

Friday, February 12, 2010

CA&F Sketchy Saturday #5

Hello Im back, sort of not really heheh. I decided I needed a break from the mud and water clean up and badly need to de stress myself!{{See below post to know what Im talking about}} Which meant crafting time YAY!! Although half way through I was just about ready to throw it in lol. So anyway Im back with Club Anya & Friends sketchy saturday.....{just made it in the nick of time, thank god we are a day ahead heheh} I loved this weeks sketch again and so glad I got the time to play along. I used my websters papers, seriously how gorgeous are these!!! And again the YUMMY doilies from the stamp spot, cant wait for my stamp spot order to arrive with some new shapes & sizes yipeee!

I just LOVE this cutie Ruby designed by Amy Young for The Greeting Farm. How adorable is she!!! My ribbon is from Stephanne my fellow MDU dt :) Anyway time for bed, Im going to my sisters tomorrow for a shower, from the floods our hot water system was flooded and aparently RACV home insurance dont see that as urgent!!! Ok obviously their staff dont shower much hahahah. So ready for a new week to start!! Bring on the sunshine again next week! Thanks for everyones thoughts and kind comments over the past week :) I LOVE my blogging friends.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Crazy CRAZY Summer weather!

Did I say CRAZY haha! As you know its summer here in Australia, and we have been having stinkin hot weather to max 113 farenheit. And well Yesterday My lovely town decided to have some freakishly HEAVY rain, thunder and lightening it was VERY scary! Anyway I thought I would share some pics of what I have been doing the last 2 days!! And what I will be doing probably for the rest of the weekend :(

So this is a picture of a road in my town as I was driving. As u can see its complet under water.
Then we get home and go ok house is ok rain stops.....20 mins later starts again and OMG was bad and this is the result our garage!
My Dinning table and computer area!!! Yes the water and mud came inside eeek!! Just fYI I normally have WHITE tiles!
I have a video here on face book of when this was a flowing river!! Which is how it came in house, this is after rain dried up a bit, cause it was still very hot while raining.
This was my drivway today in the morning, was impossible to get the kids to school clean hehe
And here is my youngest having some fun in the mud, this is our concreted driveway covered in mud!

So there you have it, I have had the CRAZIEST week, from sick kids to flooding house and garden, we literally had a river flowing down our street, my dog started floating out the front {dont worry we saved her} one of the kids toys is all the way at the bottome of our street! My house smells like wet smelly swamp! It started to rain AGAIN today and we started to flood again, lucky we had tons of brooms still here from all our neighbours who came to help, we also had the State emergency service here helping. So when it started again today we just kept sweeping the water away so it wouldnt come in house.
I just saw on the news too that the doctors surgery we were at right before rain started, the docs roof caved in, and it was the consultation room we were in FEW cause i would have had a heart attack if i was in there lol. Our local shopping centre room also caved in from the rain.
Oh did I mention our hotwater system got flooded and we have no hot water NOOOOOOOOO!! Although they do say mud is a great antioxidant hahahah dont they?? So lucky we have home and contents insurance, they came out today and we are getting floors cleaned, carpet replaced etc and they checking our computer too {So glad I have a laptop} Oh and the best news of all my CRAFT stuff survived haha not a drop on any of it PHEW!
So sadly I have had to miss out on joining in on some of my fav challenges :( and commenting on blogs. Once we have our house back without all the mud, I will be back to creating, who knows I think I might even need a mud break tomorrow to create something to de stress myself hahah.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

The Pink Elephant Birthday Blog Hop!!

Happy Birthday to the Pink Elephant challenge blog! Hip hip hooray! So if you havent come to my blog from craftykitten you need to start at TPE blog, that is where the hop begins! So for the hop you had to choose your favorite TPE challenge, I chose challenge #50 which was a sketch, the reason I chose this is beacuse I actually missed out on playing and loved the sketch soo much so thought perfect for the birthday blog hop!

I finally got to ink up my cutie patootie stamping bella stamp!!! How cute is this tea cup girl!! This blog hop has been fun! My first blog hop I have actually participated in YAY!! So next after me you need to go to Heather D.
Have fun everyone and thanks for stopping by.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

My sister is having some BLOG CANDY!!!

{{Please note this is not my candy it is my sisters so pop over here to check it out}}

Hello!! This will be just a quickie post as I had another rough night with my lil bubba, fingers crossed tonight he will be better!!My sister Paula is having a blog candy!!! ANYONE can enter and the prize is a new blog template design revamp whoo hoo! So pop over here to enter!!

Monday, February 8, 2010


Hello all, I would normally say Happy Monday!! But no not so happy, more like tired Monday! Last week was my DD's 9th birthday and spent most of the week prepping for her party! LOL the things we do for our kids huh. Then Sunday night my poor lil 2yo came down with a fever and a rash and was just MISERABLE!! he was awake and crying until 4am!! Took him to the doctors today and he has very swollen tonsils, so he has medication now but of course it doesnt work straight away and all day he has been just cudling and dribbling on me cause it hurts to swallow. I just hate when the kids get sick, U fell so helpless dont you. Anyway I had planned today to cartch up on challenges and my MDUC card {which is LATE} but I just dont think it will happen for a few days until he starts to feel better :(
So there you have it, you now know why I have been MIA! Anyway so the challenge this week at Magnolia Down Under Challenge is Pink & Grey! Below is a pic of the fabulous price so make sure you pop over here to check it out.!

My signature seems to have taken a vacation again, and Im too tired to figure it out LOL.


Monday, February 1, 2010

CA&F Sketchy Saturday!

Happy Monday to everyone! 2 more sleeps until my baby girl turns 9!!! I cant wait for Wednesday morning when she will open her presents, I love the look on her face when opening them an doing her lil happy dance she does hahah. So anyway Im back with Club Anya & Friends Sketchy Saturday! Seriously have I mentioned how much I am loving all the CA&F challenges as well as TGF Farm fresh Fridays. So anyway my DS Macauly has a birthday party tomorrow so I thought I would use this sketch to make a boy card.....have I mentioned how hard boy cards are....I mean no glitter, flowers etc sooo sooo hard for me LOL. Anyway here is the sketch and below is my card.

Ok I have to point out this is a bit brighter in real life, this pic makes it look a bit washed out, I just could not get a good pic of this card.
The "sweet" background in the scallop circle is from "The cutting Cafe" they are our current MDUC sponsor and they gave us some digis to play with for the challenge and this is what I had left over. Can I just say my wish list for what I want to buy is HUGE hahah at the top of that list though is INK for my printer heheh.
Ok better start getting dinner ready, will hopefully be back in next few days with Monday Mania and FFF.