Saturday, January 30, 2010

MDUC gets girly with Tilda's Love-trellis

Hello lovely Blogger Buddies,
I hope your weekend is going by fabulously!!
It's Sunday in Australia and that means it's time for a new challenge over at Magnolia Down Under, which is triple the fun, use our sketch, use some orange and make it girly!!

This week, yes WEEK, we are sponsered by The Cutting Cafe, who will be providing our winner with 3 sets of their choice, woohoo!!! They were even kind enough to give us girlies at Magnolia Down Under a few items to tinker with, unfortunately, I have not even one drop of ink left in my printer (see purple lady below for proof, lol) but I look forward to using our samples in the future :)

Additionally, there have been a few changes over at MDUC. We have had the great pleasure of working with Norma and Sue over the past few months, and although it will be sad to see them go, like really really sad, we have a few new uber-talented guests that will be joining us for the next 6 months, Chelsea, Jane and present-guest designer Frantastic will be staying with us for another 6 months as well. Welcome Aboard ladies, your work is astounding!! Also, Magnolia Down Under will be reverting back to weekly challenges starting now!! So you will see us again with a new challenge and a new chance at winning a scrumdiddily-umptious prize next Sunday!!! Is that everything? Geez, I hope so!!

I've listed all the ingredients to this card below in an attempt to cut down on the waffling, but what that list cant tell you is that I masked several different swirls off to make the flourish on my paper as well as several heart images. The hearts were from the fabulous Sue Drees, which I covered in Distress Crackle paint, then distressed in Vintage Photo and topped off with a smidge of Stardust Stickles, yummy!!

Of course, I have a few other challenges I'll be popping this in at, ABC Challenges, M is for Masking,Fussy and Fancy is having a heart challenge, I have not joined in there before but I think their DT is fab, so here I come!!! Just Magnolia is having a hearts and flowers challenge, Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge wants to see hearts too, and over at The Pink Elephant they want to see polka dots, pink, and a bow!! y original DP was a pinky paislee cutie but I found the pink in Tildas dress got lost in it, so I swapped it out, there's still plenty of pink though, phew!!

The Goods:

Mediums: Ranger Distress Inks, Archival Ink, StarDust Stickles, Rock Candy, Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist in Candlelight
Stamps: Tilda with rice hearts, Tilda blowing hearts, Inkadinkado flourish clear set, stampendous heart
Papers: Bazzill Cardstock, Recollections Fall 2009
Artillery: Martha Stewart punches: doily, twig and maple leaf, ek Success fern, sandpaper and scissors for distressing
Other: heart doily, mini roses, gardenias, lace and rickrack

Welp, thanks for stopping by!!
I hope you will have a chance to swing by
Magnolia Down Under
and check out our sketch
and all of the amazing works from the Design Team,
it is exceptionally gorgeous this time of year,
hearts, flowers, pinky stuff, TILDA!!! Woohoo!!

Take Care,

Thursday, January 28, 2010

There's a Magnolia sale going on Down Under!!!

Hi friends,
just wanted to let you in on a
little sumthin' sumthin' going on
at Kellie Winnells
Magnolia Down Under
store this weekend!!

She's got all of her stamp inventory on sale!!
In stock and preorder items are being discounted,
including those wonderful personalized stamps as well as
preorder items from Magnolia's newest release,
Raising The Ceiling!!!

Woohoo!!! Good things come to those who wait!!
If you're in the market for some new Mag's
go take a peek into Magnolia Down Under,
she just might have what you're looking for!!

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Creative Inspirations gets feminine!!!

Hello happy blogging buddies!!
It's time for a new challenge over at
Creative Inspirations,
a nice and easy one,
we'd like to see your feminine side!!!
Make something pretty, elegant, dainty, gorgeous,
and enter it in our challenge!!

This week we were provided with images to create with from our sponsor, Lauretta of Lauretta's Digital Stamps, thank you so much, the images are fun to bring to life!!

I've used one of Lauretta's digi images, this one is called Charleston Lady, coloured with Prismacolors and a little bit of baby oil over the black areas, thank you for the inspiration Lori!!! I've added distress stickles to Lady Charleston's boa and Liquid Pearls to her necklace, had to get my Ranger fix one way or another, lol. The polka dot DP is from Basic Grey's Junebug collection and the other DP's are My Minds Eye 29th Street Market yumminess!! The fibres, lace and golden ribbon are from my stash, so are the pearls, the gorgeous gardenias are from Tracey, still lovin' them.... A LOT!!!! And the punches I've used are Martha Stewart (twigs) and Fiskars (lace border), there is some gold Stickles in the mix as well.

I've also played along with the photo inspiration at
Secret Crafter Saturday, as well as the yummy sketch from Sketch Saturday, instead of corners, I placed a tilted peice of DP that adds interest to the corners, hope that is still okay.

I hope you will have a chance to hop over to Creative Inspirations, to see the brilliant works from the Design Team and that you have a chance to join us this week!!
Take Care,

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

New pic, unblogged cards, Valentines Day Postal Cancellation Information

Hi everyone,
nothing "NEW" to share with you today,
just a bunch of random things and thoughts
smooshed into one post rather than spread out
throughout my usual waffling.

Firstly, I was tinkering with my profile
and replaced the photo of my cat Batman
with a picture of myself...
Well, I am not very keen to electronics,
I thought that I could swap out one pic
and the other one of my "sister" Rita, the chihuahua
would still be there, but she is gone!!
No more doggie in your followers block ladies,
it is now ME!!!! AHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Secondly, wouldn't you LOVE to have your
Valentine's Day cards be delivered with a
wonderful Valentine's Day themed postal cancellation???
Here are a list of loving cities
who participate in Valentines Remailings!!

Bliss, NY 14024 -- Postmaster Rosemary Phillippi (585-322-7740) who runs this one-person office says that last year she applied a special pictorial cancellation for Valentine's Day on more than 2,000 envelopes. Her average daily cancellations are 200. This year she will personally apply the unique postmark depicting a cloud bearing the inscription, "Love on a Cloud." The postmark also depicts a shooting heart with stars along the top and bottom. This postmark is available from February 14 through March 14, 2004, only. The media contact is Maureen Marion (315.452.3582).

Heart Butte, MT 59448 -- Acting Postmaster Donel Hall (406-338-2399) is offering a pictorial heart in red ink with a ribbon postmark of Heart Butte during the entire month of February. The Heart Butte Post Office receives several hundred Valentine postmark requests per year.

Juliette, GA 31046 - Postmaster Delores Molton (478-994-6611) says customers can receive a pictorial postmark illustrating Romeo and Juliet with the Juliette, GA, cancellation. Cards must be submitted by February 10 for delivery by Valentine's Day. For additional information, contact Jean Wilkes at (478- 752-8743).

Loveland, CO 80538 -- Loveland Information Clerk Bob Tholl (970-663-3010) says customers can receive a Cupid cachet, love verse and pictorial heart-shaped Loveland postmark. Loveland normally receives an average of 35,000 cancellation requests per day throughout Valentine season, making it the world's largest Valentine remailing program. Loveland receives more than 200,000 Valentines annually from all 50 states and more than 100 countries. Senior citizen volunteers do the hand-stamping of the Cupid cachet and love verse.

Loveville, MD 20656 - Postmaster Eva Hall (301-475-5243), who operates the one-person Post Office in rural Southern Maryland, says her daily volume of 1,200 cancellations increases six-fold to 7,200 daily a week prior to Valentine's Day. During this time Hall brings in a clerk whose sole job is to hand-cancel Valentine cards with a unique postmark that depicts Cupid shooting an arrow through a heart. The Cupid postmark is available February 1-14 each year.

Loving, NM 88256 - Postmaster Charlotte Brewer (505-745-3611) says that Loving's special pictorial postmark, available February 1-14, consists of lovebirds sitting on top of a heart over the inscription "Valentine's Day Station." Loving is a small community with a population of 1,400 located near Carlsbad Caverns. Postmarks increase from 500 on an average day to 4,000 before Valentine's Day.

Romance, AR 72136 -- Postmaster Nancy Schnebelen (501-556-5911) reports that two of approximately ten weddings held in the lobby last year were on Valentine's Day. Schnebelen says mail volume increases dramatically during the spring months of April through June as a result of couples wanting the "Romance" cancellation on their wedding invitations. The Romance Post Office postmarks about 400 letters on a given day. Two weeks prior to Valentine's Day that increases three-fold to about 1,300 daily. When necessary, Schnebelen schedules her postmaster relief to assist her in hand-canceling each special piece of "romantic" mail. This year's cancellation portrays a dove trailing a ribbon from its beak, with the ribbon's inscription: "Love is in the Air."

Romeo, MI 48065 - Postmaster Alex Stubbs III (586-752-3823) says customers can receive a pictorial postmark illustrating Romeo and Juliet with the Romeo, MI, cancellation.

Sugar City, CO 81076 - Postmaster Patty McGee (719-267-3333) says the request for the pictorial postmark bearing the description "Sugar City - The sweetest town around," generates several hundred Valentine postmark requests a year.

Valentine, NE 69201 - Postmaster Rick Bordeaux (402-376-1540). A special postmark featuring the words "With Love on Valentine's Day" is available February 1-15. He reports that Valentine's daily average of 3,500 postmarks each day increases to 20,000 daily two weeks prior to Valentine's Day.

Valentine, TX 79854 -- Postmaster Maria E. Carrasco (432-467-2912) operates the Love Station of Texas. Since 1993, students from grades 7 through 12 compete to see whose artwork will be used on that year's special cancellation stamp, and each year the cancellations has been different. Carrasco, with the help of her postmaster replacement, will hand- stamp cards and letters February 1-14. In 1994, a record 39,000 pieces from all over the world received the Valentine postmark. On an average day Carrasco postmarks approximately 100 cards and letters. Two weeks prior to Valentine's Day, that number increases to 1,000 to 2,000 daily.

Valentines, VA 23887 -- Postmaster Denise Evans (434-577-2456), who runs the one-person Post Office, says her daily average of 100 cancellations jumps about 400 times to 40,000 two weeks prior to Valentine's Day. During this time, Evans brings in her postmaster relief for the sole purpose of hand canceling Valentine cards with a unique postmark depicting a red heart with several flowers around the heart. The red heart postmark is only available mid-January through Feb. 14 each year.

So here is what you need to know:
Make sure to affix correct postage to your cards,
Use a larger envelope to enclose your cards,
I suggest USPS Priority Flat Rate Envelopes ($4.95),
and mail to:

c/o Valentine Remailing
City, State, Zip

Remember to mail early so you don't miss the "cut-off,"
international mail, be extra cautious of time constraints,
if it takes 3 weeks for your mail to arrive,
then sending it to Loveland a week before
Valentines Day isn't going to work out, lol.


This is a card I made for Tracey, my MDUC teamie, that I did not have the chance to blog. It was meant to go into about 7 challenges, but each passing day saw another challenge deadline missed and before I knew it, I just never blogged it!! My Christmas schedule was insane!! Nevertheless, think back to the "nontraditional Christmas colours" challenges a few months back, this is when I created the card. Basic Grey papers, Magnolia stamps from Kellies shop, as is that brilliant wire heart, the tulle and velvet rickrack are from my stash, she's coloured in distress inks and dosed with a fair amount of gold stickles. The pressies were pieced with BG papers and hemp was added around the boxes. I wonder what's inside!!?

This little gift bag was made as a last minute gift for my favorite postal clerk, thus the envelope!! I was going to enter it in the slew of last minute present challenges and a colour challenge, but the same story, not enough hours in the day to create, work, blog, work, work, eat, maybe even some sleep... The papers are Basic Grey, the stamps came from Kellie's shop, the DP is Basic Grey, the doiley was the beginning of a very long phase in my crafting, they are hard to resist, everythings cut out and popped up on foam dots, coloured in distress inks and coated in Stickles. Hemp, lace and ribbon are from my stash, the charm is from Blue Moon Beads.


I actually have more to blog,
but I think I will give this a break
and save some for Thursday or Friday!!
Tomorrow I have a card to share for the
new Creative Inspirations challenge,
and hopefully I can get some awards passed out
in that posting too :)

Take Care,

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Be Mine or else......

Hello everybody,
I hope all is well with you!!
As you can see, there is some new rubba
over at House of Stephanne
and I could hardly handle waiting to ink them up!!
This one is called "Drucilla",
from the Moonlight Whispers line of
Kraftin' Kimmie stamps,
and I love her wacky butt to bits!!
The characters remind me of Nickelodeons' Rugrats!!

The DP is My Minds Eye from the be*loved release,
cardstock is Bazzill, and everything else is from my stash,
except for those little red buttons from Princess Bling.
I've coloured in distress inks,
added Stickles and Peach Spica pen,
as well as Pewter Liquid Pearls.
She seems like a spunky gal so I gave her
a few highlights and burgundy lo lights, heehee!!

I've used the sketch over at
Stampin' For The Weekend,
I've used Drucilla's legs as a component of the sketch,
at Kraftin' Kimmie's Challenge,
they've set a colour challenge of
red, pink and brown + hearts,
Crafty Creations
is hosting a Valentine's or Love theme,
and that is it, I guess.
So many sketches at the moment,
really puts a damper on my challenge combo's....

Thanks for stopping by tonight,
have a wonderful weekend!!

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Ike and Mike play with Creative Inspirations!!

Hello ladies, and possibly a gentleman,
it's Wednesday and you know what that means,
a new challenge for you over at
Creative Inspirations!!
We have a fabulous sketch by Nat
for you to create with, it's a good'un too!!!
Here's my take on it!!

As some of you know, I have been on a quest for a penguin image and these little penguins from Whipper Snapper Designs are just what the doctor ordered!! Here we have "A Hug for Ike," Ike the penguin is getting a bear hug from the superbly adorable Mike!! Love these, I am totally pleased with my WSD purchase, as always, and even though it's a little late in the season, I think you'll be seeing more from Ike and Mike very, very soon!!

DP is K & Company, cardstock is Bazzill, the image is coloured in distress inks and layered, popped up with foam dots, background distressed in faded jeans, snowflakes have been stamped onto the back panel with Brilliance Moonlight white ink, Star Dust stickles has been added here and there, and the punched snowflakes are courtesy of a Martha Stewart punch, they've been glimmer misted in pearl and stabbed with these fabulous curdoroy brads from the dear Princess Bling Kristy, thanks snookums!! The snow is Martha Stewart coarse glitter and the sentiment is a stamp from Recollections, I cut and shaped a white peice of Neenah into a banner shape, distressed it in Old Paper, stamped the sentiment on it in Faded Jeans and slapped on some Stickles, the idea was to make it look snow-kissed, not sure I pulled it off, but a grand idea nevertheless!! More sewing, lots of distressing with scissors, scrummy lace from my stash, and there you have it!!

Seems sort of plain after my last couple of cards, but I wanted to show off the image work and the yummy paper and distressing, not to mention, my rapidly-improving sewing skills, lol!!

I have, of course, fit this into several other challenges:

A spoon full of sugar wants to see lots of layering, oh yesssss, I can do that!
Colour Create is hosting a kraft, white and blue + texture challenge,
Double Dutch wants to see our frozen, frosty creations,
PaperPlay Challenge is hosting a Furry Friends challenge,
Saturday Spotlight with Hidden Potential is suggesting we let our snowflakes go wild!!!
And of course, our sketch from Creative Inspirations

I hope you all will have a chance to play along with us this week, we have a yummy prize up for grabs and beautiful inspiration from the DT!!
Take Care,

Saturday, January 16, 2010

You're Sinfully Sweet!!!

Hello lovely bloggers,
I hope you've been crafting up a storm!!
The time has come for
Magnolia Down Under
to post a new challenge,
and wouldn't you know,
the theme is Valentines Day!!!
Hearts, reds, pinks, frilly things, etc.
We'd like you to warm our hearts
with your romantic side, wink wink ;)

Well, I was besmitten by Cupid and over the course of a few days crafted this Valentiney creation. Actually, this is the hardest challenge I've taken part in lately. Let's just say it wasn't coming to me. All that talk about Cupid was a lie!There was, however, a wonderful envelope of Valentines supplies in my mailbox from my lovely blogger buddy Sue that I've put to use straight away, thanks for saving my project Sue, things were looking pretty grim for a while there.

Challenges that begin with the letter C, Alex.
Crafty Creations is hosting a textures challenge,
Creative Inspirations is hosting a distressing challenge,
the sketch is from the truly talented Chelsea of
Crafting Lifes Pieces and at
Charisma Cardz there is an
Anything New Challenge.
As some of you may have noticed,
I was the random lady to win a
7 Kids College Fund
gift certificate at Just Magnolia,
and I've used it to get the following new goodies:
Made with love charm, spica pen,
and Zva Create blossoms,
I also picked out another Mag to add to the family,
she'll be making her debut in the next month or so,
thanks 7 Kids and Just Magnolia :)

In addition to the products previously mentioned,the images are coloured in distress inks, Stickled here and there, white gel pen here and there, Spica pen here and there, cut out and placed on a doily on top of a wonderfully embossed peice of paper from Sue and I believe that she uses a Cuttlebug, that amazing heart doily is handmade by Sue's sis, the punch used for my leafy things is a maple leaf punch by Martha Stewart, lace, ribbon, pins and pearl strings are from me old stash box, love charm is Blue Moon and the heart brads are from Kaiser. I've distressed in Vintage photo and stickled in gold around the edges of the distressed Bazzill Kraft cardstock. I've sewn up the side of my papers for some extra flare.

Well, I bet that anyone reading this
is ready to take a nap,
sorry about the rambling.
Be sure and stop in over at
Magnolia Down Under
and see what sort of fun stuff is happening,
hint hint, we are looking for guest designers ;)
Til Next Time,

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Creative Inspirations DT New New New

Hello ladies,
Wednesday is upon us and that means
it is time for another challenge over at
Creative Inspirations,
a nice and easy one for you,
New Year, New Products!!
We want to see you create
with some of that new stash you got
from Santa or bought for yourself
in the last couple of weeks!!

I have had new deliciousness overload!!
With Christmas and my birthday in close vicinity,
gift cards and birthday cash,
punch cards ready to be redeemed,
I tell you, I am in Crafters Heaven!!

Some of my new loot used on this project include
Distress Stickles, 2 new colours of distress ink,
the K & Co. papers, how did I ever craft without them!!?
The gorgeous vintage rose Tilda never inked until now,
and my lovely sewing machine,
sure it isn't BRAND BRAND new anymore,
but I bought it in 2010, new enough, lol.

And my beautiful insignia stamp from Kellie!!
Check them out at MDU here,
truly adds that finishing touch to the project!!
Other items used are MS punches,
beads, pins, lace, ribbon and charm from stash,
Tilda was painted with distress inks in watercolour paper,
then cut out and placed onto Gina K cardstock
that I added a shadow to in faded jeans distress ink
before placing the cut out Tilda on top.
The beautiful gardenias are from Tracey, love them!!
And the mini roses are a custom-coloured item
by yours truly, layered in glimmer mist and inks.

I am playing along with a few other
challenges this time around:
Charisma Cardz
is hosting a colour challenge of
pink, brown, cream and toffee
Crafting Life's Pieces
January Sketch #15,
gorgeous ideas from an extremely talented crafter,
Cupcake Craft Challenge
is going girly this week!!
PaperPlay Challenges
has a Precious Metals Challenge
The Pink Elephant
is hosting a birthday challenge,
and although my creation isn't overtly
it is indeed a birthday card.

Thanks for stopping by and checking out my creation,
I hope you have a moment to hop over to
Creative Inspirations
and see the other samples,
they are dreamy!!
Oh, to be in their craft rooms
with that new stuff, fun fun fun!!
Take Care,

Sunday, January 10, 2010

You're sweeter than strawberries!!

Hello everybody,
I hope you are staying warm,
and Aussies, I hope you are staying cool.
I have a card to share with you.

Information on the joy-fold card is
toward the bottom of this post,
I've used this darling hAnglar image
coloured with distress inks,
along with some fun new-to-me
DCWV Farmers Market papers,
my new toy, the sewing machine, haha,
I had a breakthrough today ladies,
next time I use it, I think the results
will be a little less wiggly,
gotta ease off the throddle, hahahaha,
a Penny Black sentiment,
the Martha Stewart doily punch
and lace ribbon and cherry blossoms.

This is a definite change of pace,
bright bold colours and patterns,
I think I am trying to warm up mentally
because I can't physically or something!!

I have a few challenges that I'll enter this in:
ABC Challenges is up to L,
L is for layering, you know it!!
Cute Card Thursday
is hosting a NEW challenge,
and I went with new-to-me stash
for my "new" requirements,
Dutch Dare Card Challenges
was my inspiration,
they are hosting a Joy fold card challenge,
and have a tutorial included in the posting,
thank you ladies, I enjoyed this lots and lots!!
I had a lot of fun looking at all of the
DT works at these challenges, fab stuff,
I think a lot of us are whipping out
bright and bold papers and embellies, lol.

I hope you all have a wonderful week,
get some crafting done,
visit lots of fellow bloggers,
waffle waffle waffle, with ME, lol!!
Take Care,

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Creative Inspirations DT project-Anniversary!!

Hello my blogging companions,
how have you faired
through all the Holiday Mayhem??!!
Any new stamping goodies from
The Man in the Red Suit?
I won't lie, Santa brought me stamps,
he ever wrapped them and put them
amoungst the gifts under the tree!!
I was a good girl this year,
kept a clean house,
paid all my bills,
laid off the swear words a little...

Now that things are getting back to normal
and I can get back to being a good little blogger,
I have some fantastic news to share!!
As if somehow she already knew
I was thinking about branching out
and applying for a design team
or two or seven, lol,
Nat from

Creative Inspirations

invited me to join their challenge blog!!
How great is that?!?!
Have you seen the talent over there, my God!!
I will have to pull out all my best goodies &
learn some new techniques to keep up with them!!

So without further ado,
the challenge this week is:


And here is my sample,
a card I made for my dear husband,
as our "first-date" anniversary
is just around the bend:

I've created an PeepShow card,
I used a Fiskars circle lace punch
to dress up my peephole!!
The paper in from Graphic 45,
those darling little hAnglars
are painted with distress inks.

I've distressed my papers with Old Paper
and Vintage Photo inks,
I tried to sew, hahahaha,
don't look too closely, I've never sewn before!!
I had this little rinkydink handheld stitcher,
but that was a waste of $10!!!
I just entered the Big Leagues
with a real sewing machine I got for
my birthday this past December 29th, woohoo!!
And like a true paper addict,
the first thing I sewed was a card,
I might try my hand at hemming some jeans
or something a little more practical soon....

My sentiment is something I typed up
on my computer, ENTRUST, now that is heavy, lol.
But it makes perfect sense with the images,
so entrusting the key to my heart it is!!
I have some more sappyness to add to this card,
but figured I would spare anyone reading
of the extra sap-fest.

I've layered lace, velvet and hemp
and tied some charms on.
I want to stick roses on this SOOO BAD,
but it is for a MAN, so I won't :(

Are you still with me
through the Waffle-Fest???
I hope you'll pop in over at
Creative Inspirations
and check out all of the gorgeous
Design Team works this week,
Simon Says will be sponsoring us this week,
so you're gonna wanna give this challenge a go!!
This is also going to be entered over at
Sketch Saturday,
I gave it a flip, as usual, lol, and
A Spoon Full Of Sugar
is hosting a HEART challenge,
and since that is pretty much the theme
to my card, you know, aside from the key...

Have a wonderful week!!

Saturday, January 2, 2010

LATE MDUC Project shaken up with a few other challenges

Happy New Year!!
I hope everyone's Holidays have been fantastic!!
I have been avoiding my blog,
just thinking about typing and linking things
has got me stopped in my tracks!!
Too much time typing lately!!
Enough boohoohooing, time for my VERY LATE
design team project for this months challenge at
Magnolia Down Under,
Dear Waffler Kellie set an optional challenge
for us to participate in, if we'd like,
that will run for 4 weeks instead of the usual 2,
which is "Stamp with another Use"
meaning, use a stamp from a specific collection
for something totally different!!
You could get really creative with this one,
or you could play it safe like I did,
either way, you've got a full month,
well, a month from the date of the MDU posting
back in December (hangs head in shame...),
you must pop by and see the DT works
and the amazing prizes on offer this time around!!

I've taken a Christmas stamp and used it
on a few Thank You cards....
You know, thanks for the gifts....
Not very imaginative, but it definitely works.
She's coloured in distress inks,
cut out and mounted onto another image
that I shadowed with Faded Jeans distress ink,
splattered with gold Stickles,
placed on Basic Grey DP,
the sentiment is from the Brenda Walton
Inkadinkado Baby clear pack (it's baaaaaaack....),
the lace trim is from Hancock Fabric,
these are nice and flat for mailing.

I followed the colour challenge over at
the previous fortnights
Colour Create challenge,
which was Pink, Burgundy and Ivory,
but I have been a slacker about blogging
and completely missed the cutoff,
Creative Inspirations
has set a Thank You Challenge,
Roses On Paper
is hosting a favourite colouring medium challenge,
The Pink Elephant
has 2 sketches to choose from,
I chose the one with the circle....
but the circle wasn't working for me,
but thought I would show where the musings
were derived from while crafting these!!

Well, I think I am ready to get back to normal,
I can't wait to see what everyone's been up to
and hopefully there is a whole lot of you
with loads of new crafty stuff from
the man in the red suit!!
Be sure to swing by
Magnolia Down Under
so you can take a looksie at the fabo
design team works and those prizes, wowie!!

Happy New Year!!