Friday, November 26, 2010

LLB "The End"

So as we wipe away the tears and bid a sad good-bye to LLB Challenges we must remember all the good times we have had. Well it has been a blast and I have loved playing with my Lil Lolita's and Lil Lads and I am sure we will go on enjoying them!

This is a card I have made for my husband for our 11th wedding anniversary. I had to use the sentiment "Still in Love" as I am sure there are many who thought we may not be as I used to be pretty hot-headed and yell a lot!! I have simmered with having children, found some patients but still do have the odd yell, don't we all. But all in all I think Scott and I get along better now than we did when we were first married!

This is the first time I have put two Lil's together on a card and I am loving the effect, the beauty of digital images! Lil Lad Birthday Frankie did have a top hat but that didn't really suit Scott so I just trimmed it off and how perfectly does Kellita fit with him.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

A Sketch for the End

Unfortunately the time has come for the very last Lil Lolita Boutique Challenge and once again I am running late with work being hectic!! This week I wanted to go out with a bang so I whipped up a Christmas card and then decided it didn't do justice to the great Sketch Kellie has done.

I will be back later with a card for my hubbie for our anniversary which I am dying to try Birthday Frankie and Kellita on with this sketch. Tomorrow is my crafting day so hopefully I will be able to do justice to the sketch then!! Head over to LLB to check out the inspirational work done by the other girls.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

LLB Challenge #23, Pink Christmas or All about Sentiments

This week I am a little late with my post because I got too confused. I couldn't work out whether we were suppose to be doing a Pink Christmas card or a card the was All about Sentiments so I was waiting to see. I did have a Sentiment card done but wasn't game enough to post it. So here it is.

I love the chorus of "Smile" by Uncle Kracker so I had to use it and with those words the card had to be bright. The DP is Stampin' Up Brights DP Collection and the buttons are the matching Brights Stampin' Up buttons. The mesh is of course from Tickled Pink Stamps along with the gorgeous 60's Willow. So sorry again that this is so late but I did actually have it done in time, I promise!!! Join us this week at Lil Lolita Boutique and check out the other talented design teams work as they have mostly used the new Christmas range of Lil Lolita's that will be released soon. And if you hadn't gathered the challenge for this week is EITHER Pink Christmas or All about Sentiments.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

LLB Black, White + One Challenge

Wow, how the week has flown. I must admit that I have had this card done for a while (when I first got Lil Frankie) but have had to wait to now to show you. This week over at Lil Lolita Boutique we have the challenge of Black, White + One. I have kept it with Black and White as the main colours with purply blue as the plus one. I loved these colours for a male card.

Typically I didn't think to take the photo any earlier and have just taken it tonight!! Sorry about the reflection on my Acetate window. Do you recognise the sketch? It is from the Tickled Pink Monthly Challenge for this month. As soon as I saw this sketch I knew I was going to have to use a window. The spider web is from Heather Rolins Going Batty Digital Stamp set available over at Tickled Pink Stamps. The purple DP is from SU In Colour Designer Papers. The sentiment was just printed out on the computer. The Top Hat was from a button set I have had forever but it just seemed to fit this card perfectly! I hope you come and join us this week at LLB.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Hip Hip Hooray, It's Birthday Time!

Have you been keeping up with all the Birthday goodies over at Tickled Pink this month. Hasn't it been great with all the new Lil Haunts and other stamps that have been coming in. This week at Lil Lolita Boutique we are celebrating the birthday with ....  well Birthday as the theme! And the best bit is we got to play with the preview of Birthday Kellita. Check her out, she is gorgeous, and best of all you can go in the draw to win her over at the Tickled Pink Blog.

This week I decided to go out of my comfort zone a bit and picked a paper that I had actually bought to do boys birthday cards with. Browns and oranges, well especially orange, is not a colour I use a lot but I loved colouring Kellita's top in the oranges. The only thing I didn't like was the fact that the present doesn't stand out enough. Anyway, I tried adding all sorts of embellishments but kept coming back to the basic that you see. It just seem to fit the best with the colours. Don't forget to check out the other inspirational work done by the rest of the LLB design team and join us this week for a theme we can all use easily - Birthday!!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

LLB Challenge #20 - A Sketch

G'day guys. It is another week over at LLB and this week we have a sketch for you by the wonderful Kellie.

To keep with the Halloween theme I have used Vampire Lilith on a spiderweb background. The spiderwebs are a clip art image. The DP is an older one, not sure what it is. The cardstock is Bazzill Bling. The sentiment is from SU, along with the tag that I have stamped it on. There is little more to say about this card but I hope you like it. Come on over and join the fun at LLB.

On a personal front, I have been flat out so sorry for not commenting on your enteries last week. Tuesday I even put myself through going to the Melbourne Zoo with a bus load of 4 year old pre-schoolers!! It is a 3 and a half hours trip so I was not looking forward to it but it was actually a good day. There was almost as many parents as children so it was pretty cruisy!! But in amongst working and doing that from 7am-8pm I am buggered.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Halloween card for Kona Kid Krafter's

The challenge for this week over at Kona Kid Krafter's is the use the theme of Halloween or Harvest. Trin, who in 4, loved the Vampire Lilith image from the Lil Haunts range over at Tickled Pink Stamps and has coloured her in beautifully. The pumpkin and sentiment are also from Tickled Pink Stamps- Heather Rolin Digital Going Batty stamps. Messy's Mini Missions challenge for the week is also Halloween themed with Trick or Treat so we have entered this challenge as well. She has entered this card into the Barham Show so we will see how she goes.

A Card for Dad

I did this card a couple of weeks ago for my Dad, who prefer things left pretty plain. I love the new range of stamps, embossing folders and brads from Tim Holtz as they lend themselves so well to these type of cards.  Pretty plain and not much else to say about it but I will make a few more of these to sell at the Murrabit Market as I think these will be well liked. Dad liked it anyway!!  Have a great day.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

LLB Skulls Challenge

G'day guys. Have you all checked out the new Lil Haunts over at Tickled Pink Stamps. How great are they?!?!?!  This week the challenge over at LLB is to use Skulls in your creations. This fits perfectly for all of you who are making Halloween cards, however I have chosen to do a birthday card and use one of the older members of the Lil Lolita family, 50's Lilith. With the skull on her dress I thought she suited the theme perfectly.

I have used some seriously hot pink DP, sorry not sure what it is, and added some Hot pink Cardstock. The black skulls are a wheel stamp from SU which I have embossed with black embossing powder and added some black glitter. The sentiment and the white skull are from the Heather Rolin "Let it Rock" digital stamp set available from Tickled Pink Stamps, along with the black mesh ribbon.  All in all I loved this card but am disappointed with the colouring job I did on Lilith. I coloured her in three times and ended up using the first one I coloured because it was the best of a bad bunch. I didn't have a copic marker that was a hot enough pink and used a Tombow marker and it just didn't blend. Anyway I hope I provided some inspiration and please join us this week at LLB for the skull challenge. 

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

A Specsh-ial Card for M4M challenge

Wow, how long has it been since I have entered a challenge. I have been meaning to enter M4M - use a digital stamp challenge for the whole month and have noticed I only have 4 days left to enter. This is a digital image that I purchased from my lovely cousin's shop - Spesch Digital Designs, called Moon Digital Stamp. I bought this so that I could use it on a baby card and this is what I come up with.

The green DP I have had forever and I am not sure what it is. The pink DP is Junkitz - Girl Collectionz - Girl Stripes. I have used Bazzill Bling Pink cardstock for the tag and the matt. The tag is a die from SU along with the ribbon and the sentiment. I had a lot of fun colouring this card and thought that the moon needed a little extra sparkle so I have used SU Dazzling Diamond and Crystal effects to add the bling to the moon. The brad and the charm are both from Bizzy Becs. I hope you like this card as it was good fun to do. I will be entering it into the Barham Show so will see how it goes!!