Monday, January 31, 2011

Howdy Partners!

Hello happy Monday to you all!! 2 more days and the kids start the new year back at school! I have loved having them home since xmas, but am looking forward to being back in a routine :)
So anyway today Im back for another preview and today we are previewing CHEEKY HOWDY!! She will be available for you to purchase from February 1st from The Greeting Farm.
Seriously isnt she just too cute to boot! I luv her and her gorgeous cherries.I used my magnolia doo hickey fence die which i think looks adorable with her! And use some of my OA scraps and some Tim Holtz papers. Our dt have done a FABULOUS job again with todays preview so make sure you hop over to The TGF blog and Club Anya & Friends where there is 2!! Chances at winning this gorgeous gal by leaving comments on the dt blogs as well as TGF & CA&F!!

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Cheeky chatty Preview!

So today, Team Anya AND the Farmers played along in the sketch saturday challenge for Club Anya & Friends and everyone is previewing this FABULOUS stamp that will be released with 2 other sets on Tuesday, February 1st at The Greeting Farm! Today we are preview Cheecky Chat who is SUPAH fabulous dont ya think?!
I have used a mixture of papers & flowers from my stash and have used my distress inks to colour my image.
I have one other little piece of business before I go... don't forget about The Greeting Farm's CHA RELAY on February 1. I GUARANTEE you won't want to miss it!
If you'd like to participate with us this week all you need to do is use a qualifying stamp or digi from The Greeting Farm AND this week's sketch. Please upload your creations to The Greeting Farm Galleria under Club Anya & Friends/Contests and Challenges/Jen's Saturday Sketch/Sketch 53 by Friday February 4, 2011 at 8 pm CST
Also a special thanks and Farewell to January Guest Barbara, you were fabulous hun.

Some Odd Girl?!

Well Good morning Sunshines! Happy Saturday :) I am back today to share a card I made Just for fun! both Kellie and I have set ourselves a goal to make more "Just For fun" cards! I have had these SOG images for quite a few months...I think the first time I saw Kell use one, I straight away went and brought 4 hahah. So finally I am getting to play with one.
I think I have fallen inlove!! I want more of these images now!! Mae was just soooo fun to colour and doesnt she look pretty with her glittery wings! This Sassafrass paper suits her so well...I think its indie girl?? maybe hahha Its available from Tickled Pink Stamps!
So anyway I decided to play along with the SOG Challenge which is scallops, use scallops on your project! I have also used the sketch from Friday sketches for my layout. As always I water coloured my image with Distress inks.
Anyway I hope you like my first SOG card & challenge entry, I gotta run Im heading out for the day :) Come back tonight for another TGF preview whoo hoo!

Friday, January 28, 2011

I take my HAT off to you!!!

{{Please scroll down for my Tickled Pink Stamps Valentine Hop}}
Hello everyone! It's time for another Farm Fresh Friday and we are gearing up for CHA (tomorrow!) AND a bunch of UBER-fabulous NEW RELEASES at The Greeting Farm....all coming to you on February 1st!
Today is also our FIRST day of Feb. previews and we have some announcements to make here on the Farm. Sadly we say goodbye to Tammy Maxvill as her term as Farmer has come to a close. We will miss you Tammy and THANK YOU for all of your wonderful contributions, tutorials, and awesome 3D proejcts! We also have a new addition! or TWO!? Please welcome (back!) BUTTERCUP as a FULL-TIME FARMER! We are THRILLED that she will be joining us through the month of June along with our other 3 new Farmers and are VERY excited about what she has in store for us! As if that weren't exciting enough, please SHAELA ODD as our February Guest Designer for TGF! Some of you may recognize the sweet Shaela from her term with our Critter Crew and we are very happy to have her back as our February Guest :)
Today we have Team Anya joining us for FFF as well, so it's without further adieu that we also welcome PEGGY McCURRY as our FEBRUARY GUEST DESIGNER for Team Anya! Peggy has been a long-time fan of the Farm and has wow'd us with her amazing layouts (which we've CASED a few times, I think!) and we are glad to have her!Always exciting here on the Farm! And now onto the Challenge! This week, we invite our friends and customers to join us in our "Hat's Off to You!" challenge!...use a HAT theme on your card or project! You can cut one out/alter a stamp, use Hat paper, hat racks, hat pins, baseball caps, anything to do with HATS on your challenge card. You can also create a 3d/altered item in the shape of a hat? Whatever you fancy, it's hat's off to you this week!
With that in mind, the DT has a sweet surprise for you today....INTRODUCING...Miss Anya "Hat's OFF!
I think this is going to be my fav new set!! How sassy and fabulous are these Miss Anya's?! I just adore them! I have used basic grey curio paper and my distress inks to colour Miss Anya.
Well, that's it for me today, but make sure you check out the TGF BLOG to see what the others have been up to and find out how you can WIN a Miss Anya Hat's OFF! by leaving comments TODAY! In addition, one lucky winner of this week's "Hat's Off" challenge will ALSO take home a Miss Anya "Hat's Off" set! TWO chances to win! Good luck ,everyone! Come back tomorrow for another FABULOUS preview!!

Tickled Pink Stamps VALENTINE Hop!

Well Hello! we are having a Valentine Blog Hop with the month of {LOVE} just around the corner. We have 3 YES 3 prizes to be won and there are hidden prizes all through the hop. Now here are some of the details you wont want to miss...
Hop starts : Friday 28th January 2011
Hop ends : Sunday 30th January 2011
Winner Announced : Monday 31st January 2011
And now onto the ....Prizes...
1st - Sentiment set with die with choice of 1 Cherrie and 1 Lolita/Lad.
2nd - 2 Cherries and 2 Lads/Lolitas
3rd - 1 Cherrie and 1 Lolita/Lad
How cool are those prizes!! I bet your dying to see my hop card huh?! Now if you arrived from Kira's blog your on the right track! If not start here on Anne's blog...ok now for my reveal hahah....
I have used Lilith, isnt she just a heartbreaker! She is now available from Tickled Pink Stamps in Digi or Rubber. The pink lace is also from TPS. {psst... while your there...check out the amazing Australia Day 3 stamps and get 1 free!!! offer ends January 30th} Please note stamp will not be of choice.
I cased the layout of this card from a card I recieved from the gorgeous Stephalicious! Your next stop on the Oh so FABULOUS VALENTINE hop is the Beadalicious Brown...aka Kylie C.
Dont forget at the end of the hop to head back to the Tickled Pink Stamps blog! I have also made my card for this weeks Tickled Pink Stamps Challenges which is Vintage!! So make sure you head over there to check out the challenge dt and find out how you can play along using a TPS stamps only.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Mystery Monday cases Claudine Poch

Hello how are we all? I hope you all had a great weekend, I sure did! On friday I had Emma Eads from TGF dt come over to play as well as Kellie Winnell, the 3 of us had lots of fun chatting and craftting and eating hehe.
Anyway its that time of the week again where we cases a FABULOUS card! This week our lovely guest Barbara has chosen to case Claudine Poch! You can see her card on the Club Anya & Friends blog.
I had so much fun casing Claudines card and challenges myself to use a Oliver image to make a boy card! I always struggle with boy cards as I want to add glitter and flowers heheh. So anyway here is my card.
Do you love it??! I really like how it turned out! And didnt feel the need for flowers or glitter! I have used Oliver from the OA set "Just for you" available from The Greeting Farm.We would love to see you play along this week so dont forget to pop on over to the CA&F blog to find out how.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

WOJ Colour Challenge

Hello Happy Hump day heheh I LOVE Wednedays!! Although this wednesday is a little sad as its my last post as the January Guest for Whiff of Joy challenges :(  I have had so much fun and want to thank Jane and the rest of the dt for such a great month.
So anyway this week its a colour challenge Teal, Chocolate & Cream! I had a lil panic thinking omg soo not colours I normally use!! But once I did I LOVE them and think I will use them more often! heheh.
So anyway here is my card.
I used my Prima papers that have been sitting in my stash for quite a while! I just love them though dont you? So gorgeous for this colour challenge especially. I used Melinda from the Guardian Angel collection from Whiif Of Joy. She is coloured in with my distress inks and an aqua brush.
I am also using this card to enter the WOJ guest designer call!!
Thanks so much for stopping by, I hope you all have a great week.
Kristy xoxo

Monday, January 17, 2011

Mystery Monday Cases Tasha!!

Happy Monday to you all! This week is a busy exciting week for me!!! Will get to all that later in the week heheh..
So today Im back for Mystery Monday with Club Anya & Friends! How fast does this day come around!! This week we are casing a great blogging friend Tasha!! It was such a fun card to case too! You can check Tasha's card out over here on the CA&F blog.
So anyway I bet you wanna see my card?!?
I used Fancy Anya again....I JUST LOVE HER!!! She is now available from The Greeting Farm! I thought she would make a sweet valentine looking card :) Dont ya think? We would love to see you play along this week! So head on over to Club anya and find out how you can join in.
Kristy Young - your here
Barbara Sproat - Jan Guest

Sunday, January 16, 2011


Thanks so much to everyone that entered!! WOW so many people, I wish I had a prize for you all!
Sorry it took me while to do this post! I have been trying to figure out how to get the pic on here from random org, blondie aka Kylie was helping me...but nope I still couldnt figure it out! So I just copied and pasted the info anyway!
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Congratualtions Gin Oak!!!! Whoooooooooo hoooooooooooooooooooooo! Please email me asap with your addy, including country etc and I will post out to you this week!
Hope everyone had a fabulous Weekend!

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Saturday Sketch Time!

Boy is hot today!! Have already been for a swim in my sisters pool, so refreshing and fun! So its Saturday Sketch time again with Club Anya & Friends! Dont you just LOVE Jen's sketches, I think she is amazing and just love working with them each week.
Here is this weeks GORGEOUS sketch!
And here is my card using Miss Anya from the Miss Anya Collection available from The Greeting farm! I just LOVE my Miss Anya's they are so fun to colour! here is my card.
I used some paper from my Kaszazz stash, the wood frame is from kaiser and I  have used my Distress inks to colour with.
I have glittered my edges...just like Em does heheh love it!
We sure do hope you will join us this week, we love seeing so many entries all you have to do to play along is follow Jens fabby sketch using a qualifying TGF stamp and load it into the Galleria by Friday 8pm cst and you are in with a chance to win a free digi how cool is that!?!
Kristy Young - Your here 
Barbara Sproat - Jan Guest

Thursday, January 13, 2011

I hope you will join us!

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Magnolia Pre order!

"YOU ARE SOP SPECIAL" Magnolias are now available for pre order @ Tickled Pink Stamps!! And they are dicounted 15% SO RUN FAST they are soooo cute they wont last at these prices.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Motivet have gone Digi!

Hey All!
Hope everyone is having a great Tuesday! Before Christmas I was approached by Stephanie the owener of motivet and she asked me if I would like to pick a digi and create something with it! Of course I said yes, there images are adorable!! Did you know they have gone all digi and are fazing out rubber? How cool is that instant purchases heheh.
So anyway I chose the "Fairy with a butterfly"!

Seriously how sweet is this image?!?! I love it!! She was so fun to colour. And yup I used my FAV Tim Holtz papers heheh. So why dont you pop over here to check out the rest of the motivet images they have!
I have used the sketch from Friday skecthes for this card too.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Mystery Monday Cases Kim - Paperbabe!

Hello Happy Monday! I hope everyone had a fabulous weekend! Its my turn to host Mystery Monday at Club Anya & Friends this week!! I love hosting MM its so much fun! This week I have chosen to case a card done by Kim-Paper babe! you can see the card here and on the CA&F blog. As soon as I saw this card in the galleria I knew I wanted to case it!Here is my casing of the card!
 I just LOVE how it turned out! I used the new Fancy Anya stamp now available from The Greeting Farm! And can you believe I used different papers hahah not my tim holtz ones LOL. I used my websters one's I have had in my stash FOREVER!! We would love to see you play along this week so head on over to Club Anya & Friends and find out how you can be in with a chance to win a free TGF single!

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Mduc # 78

Good Sunday morning to you all!! I am probably sound asleep as this post goes live heheh Love my Sunday morning sleepins! So Im back today with the first MDUC challenge of 2011 challenge #78!! This week we have a fabulous sketch designed by our very Own Karen!
I hope you dont get sick of seeing these papers heheh Im just LOVING them and have used them on tons of cards still to come heheh. But when you love something you keep using it until it runs out yeh?? So anyway here is my card using the gorgeous sketch and my very fav Tim Holtz papers.
I water colour my images with distress inks. Its hard to see in this pic but I have glitered all around the distressed circle edge, a gorgeous friend of mine Em makes the most GORGEOUS cards and always has glittered edges so I just had to give it a try! Thank Em xo. Can you believe I have had this magnolia stamp for so long but never used it until this week!! Im so pleased to be back at MDUC so I can ink up all my maggies. I have entered this card into the challenge at Just Magnolia Anything goes!
Head on over to Magnolia Down Under Challenges to see the rest of my fab teammates work. We would love to see you play along this week, you have until Saturday 15th January 12pm to enter. Oh and just a little shout out my daughter Madi has started a blog over here and done her first post yesterday.

Also the next magnolia ink is available for preorder here at Tickled Pink Stamps!! Hurry they wont last!

Friday, January 7, 2011


Good Morning!!!! Just a little shout out to say THE TICKLED PINK STAMPS JANUARY PREVIEWS HAVE STARTED YAYYYYYYYYYYY head over HERE to check them out!!

Thursday, January 6, 2011

So wrong!

One of the things I love so much about crafting and blogging is the caring and sharing nature of the people involved. However, recently there has been a shocking case of someone out there in cyberspace removing watermarks from copyright digital images and posting them on a blog and then people taking advantage of that and using the images and sharing with others!. Once this was brought to the various well known artist's attention these images were removed from the blog and the person responsible has been reported. But now the stolen images have been re-posted elsewhere. There is no other word for this than THEFT!
Theft is increasingly becoming a problem for any artist trying to make a living from digital images and for ALL our sakes we NEED to find a solution! Talented and respected artist Mo Manning tried to set up a "stamp out stamp thieves" campaign over a year ago and got lots of support from both fans and stamp companies. The thefts seemed to slow down so unfortunately the campaign did too.
But now we NEED YOU to check it out and help if you can!
The site is HERE
Let's make this a happy and fair place for artists and crafter's alike!Also, please pass the link along to any "pros" artists, stamp companies or shopkeepers who might like to join.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

GUESS WHAT??!!!??!!?!

Hiya how are we all! Im SUPAH excited today to announce that I am the January Guest over at Whiff Of Joy Challenges!! I was sooo over the moon when Jane asked me, I could not stop smiling!!Thank you thank you! So the Challenge for this fortnight is the FABULOUS sketch below designed by Jane!
I had so much fun with this sketch! I used Melinda reading book, you can purchase her here from the WOJ store.
I made this card for my daughters 10th birthday in Feb...yeh I know Im a little early heheh but when I saw this image I knew I had to have her Madi LOVES to read so this was just perfect! I used my distress inks to watercolour with, I just love this colour combo with these Tim Holtz papers!
We would love to see you play along this fortnight using any WOJ stamp, all you need to do is follow the fabby sketch and link your cards up to the Challenge blog here. One lucky winner will recieve a
15 euro gift certificate for the Whiff Of Joy Store how awesome is that!
I am also entering this into the first Flutterby Challenge of 2011 my  image and my butterflies are all very fluttery hehe. And the Challenge over at Crafts and Me is paper tearing, and well I always tear my paper edges with my distressing tool hehe.

Monday, January 3, 2011

Mystery Monday Cases Dictonairy

Well happy Monday to you all! Did everyone survive The new years day hangovers heheh. we are back today with another Mystery Monday and today Jess has chosen to case Dictonairy You can check her card out on the Club Anya & friends blog!
I loved casing this card and of course had to use my new fav TGF stamp the new Cheeky angel from the Naughty & nice set now available at THE GREETING FARM!!
I have used my new DP from Kaszazz isnt it just BEAUTIFUL!! Im now a Kaszazz demo so you will be seeing me using lots of papers and fun stuff from them!
I used Distress inks to colour my image on watercolour paper. I have fallen back in love with my paper doilies as you may have noticed heheh.
Head on over to CA&F to find out how you can play along and be within with a chance to win a free single of your choice!! Dont forget to also check out the rest of my fabby team mates blogs too.
Barbara Sproat - Jan Guest
Kristy Young - Your here

Oh and GREAT news I made the Design Team for Aussie Cards for Sale!! So you will soon be able to purchase some of my cards over there. Pop over here and check out all the fabulous cards they have for sale from all the DT. 

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Happy New Year with a TGF hop!!

HELLO, everyone! HAPPY NEW YEAR! Can you BELIEVE it's 2011? Boy am I feeling a wee bit...ill!! I defintely rang in the new year with a few too many drinks heheh. I will share some piccies at the bottom of the post!
Here at the Farm we are JUST as excited about the New Year as we are about our NEW RELEASES-available NOW at The Greeting Farm! After a SUPER fun-filled week of previews, we are thrilled to welcome the following new releases in rubber: Fancy Anya, Naughty/Nice, Little Dreamer, and I Do!
Thanks for sticking with us this week-it's been a BLAST! Now, I have a SUPER fun card for you using the Saturday Sketch...

I think this Cheeky Angel is my fav TGF stamp....yep defintely!! AND she is now available at The Greeting Farm!! I just adore her and me loves some bling...and doesnt she look perfect with her bling! I used my Tim Holtz shabby chic papers. I have alot of people asking what I use to colour with so here goes here is my list lol.
INK: Distress inks, tattered rose, vintage photo, pumice stone, anttique linen frayed burlap, weathered wood & tumbled glass. I use water colour paper and stamp my image in stazon.
Be sure to check out the sketch again today on the Club Anya and Friend's blog that we are using-it's a special 2 week holiday sketch and ONE lucky winner will receive the ENTIRE JANUARY RELEASE for playing along! SURPRISE!!! You have until the 7th to get those entries in! Woo hoo!
As for today's DT blog hop, we have ANOTHER January RELEASE up for grabs! Be sure to start on the TGF Blog for your instructions and HAVE FUN ringing in the NEW YEAR with The Greeting Farm!
Happy NEW YEAR, everyone!
Kristy Young -your here
back to TGF Blog to leave a comment!

I have entered my hop card into the following two challenges.
7 kids college fund: Anything goes
Simon says stamp & show: Yesteryear

Was going to wear my hair down but was tooo stinkin hot! but love this pic hehe
 Hubs and I
 The burning of the 2010 calender heheh