Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Hello Pumpkin

Happy Wednesday Everyone,

I thought I would branch out a little (pun intended) from my adorable Maggies & try something new, DigiStamps
All that Scraps CC Designs - Pixie Pumpkins.

Entered in the following Challenges

Copic Creations - Challenge No. 12 ~ Copics & Pencils 

Blog Hop Challenge over at Peachy Keen Stamps

Don't you hate it when your Copic's run dry, I started colouring  this card over the weekend, my main skin colour E000 ran out & of course I did not have a refill. It took 3 days later my refill to arrive. Copics are not as popular in Australia as other countires. Lesson learnt - keep refills on hand for my most used markers.

This is my first digital stamp - printed with my Epson R1800 & heat set the ink & coloured with my Copics - the eye area where the most concentrated amount of ink pools, smeared a tiny bit, but apart from that, love them.

Adorable little stamp is a CC Design Digi Stamp - Pixie Pumpkins, Design Paper - My Mind's Eye - Pretty Please collection - Polka Dot Orange & Stripes, Martha Stewart Branch Punch, Ribbon - Unknown from Stash, Machine Stitching, Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Tea Dye, Diamond Stickles, Spellbinder Nesties - Circles & Pinking Circles, Combination of Copic Markers & Prismacolor Pencils, Sentiment - Computer generated.

Stripe Paper - the green stripe was not quite the correct shade of green so I re-coloured it with my copics to match the ribbon.

Colouring with Copics & Prismacolor Pencils - (be careful not to colour over Prisma Pencils with Copics, you must colour with Copics first or you will ruin your Copic tips.

TUTORIAL on Copics with Prismacolor Pencils by Asela Hopkins

Monday, September 28, 2009

I won – Magnolia Down Under

Happy Sunday Everyone,
Wooooo Hoooooo - I won Magnolia Down Under Challenge # 22 
Anything but a card

I am doing the happy dance, wow to win such an amazing prize. I have just discovered Kellie Winnell's wonderful Magnolia Down Under Challenge Blog & can't wait to see what Kellie and her Design Team have instore for the coming months. Congrats to the top 3 Mandy, Debra & Kathrin and to everyone that entered, all the entries were amazing. What an amazing prize, this was donated by Just Scrap & Stamp A huge thank you to Kellie and her Team for the inspiration & encouragement. And again thank you to Just Scrap & Stamp for donating such wonderful goodies.

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Peachy Keen Stamps Candy

Head on over to Peachy Keen Stamps for your chance to win this awesome blog candy!
Good through October 23rd! Check out all the details HERE.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Happy Hello

Happy Friday Everyone

Hello and thanks for visiting. I am so excited I have taken the plunge and started my new blog. I kept putting it off thinking it was going to be a lot harder to set up. It was not difficult at all, so many wonderful blog templates available, I would love to thank Megan from for her totally shabulous templates, they are amazing. I am sure I will be tweaking this site for a little while, so please bear with me.

Hooray,  today I made a card just because, no challenges, just to practice using my much loved Copics and play with the adorable Magnolia Stamps. I purchased some new paper and have been bursting to try it out. I love bright colours as I am sure you can tell and I adore the Cosmo Cricket range of papers.

Magnolia stamps
Jam Tilda - from the Yummy for Your Tummy Collection
& Fence & Summer background.
Copic Markers & Copic Airbrush
Design Paper - Cosmo Cricket - Everafter
Sentiment Stamp - Hero Arts
Butterfly punch - Martha Stewart

Thanks for stopping by
Have a great day & a wonderful weekend
Hugs Jodie from Oz

Mini Accordion File

 This was made for the following challenges

Magnolia-licious Highlites Challenge Blog
September 2009 Mini Accordion File
Anything but a card

Scor-Pal Accordian Mini File Tutorial
Magnolia stamp - Kitchen Tilda -Yummy for your Tummy
Recipe Title cut with Cricut (Base Camp), Family button - Little Davis, Border punch -Martha Stewart
I was unable to find the correct size envelope here in Australia so I made them using my Cricut (Plantin Schoolbook) and the tabs were also cut with my Cricut (George) using Design Studio.

Thanks for stopping by, have a great day
Hugs Jodie from Oz

Sticky Note Holder


I made this for the challenge over at
Challenge # 25
make ANYTHING, well Anything BUT a Card.

I love this new Sticky Note Holder, so easy to make and great for inexpensive gifts.

Magnolia Stamp - Love Muffin
Copic Markers
Spellbinder Nesties
Scor Pal
Stickles - Diamond
Cardstock Gina K luxury (120lb)
Designer Paper, Coloured Cardstock, Ribbon, Trim & Pen from stash

Thanks for stopping by - Have a great day
Hugs Jodie from Oz

Birthday Girl

This card was made for a good friend of mine, her favourite colour is Purple.
Happy Birthday Marlee
love you to the moon & back.

Magnolia Stamp - Tilda as Butterfly
Sentiment - Justrite stamps
Copic Markers
Designer Paper - Kaisercraft
Flower punch - Martha Stewart
Silk Ribbon - Maya Road
Machine Stitching
Distress ink - Tim Holtz

Have a great day
Hugs Jodie from Oz

Mingle Card - Sept 2009


I joined my first Mingle on the Magnolia-licious Yahoo Group - this card was made for Ev Banks, hope she likes it. I tucked in a few stamped Yummy for your Tummy images for Ev to play with.
This is made from my delicious new Magnolia Stamps
Yummy for your Tummy Collection.

Magnolia Stamps - Chef Tilda & Chef Edwin
Plate & knife & fork - Magnolia
Happy Thoughts Stamp - Daisy Bucket
Friendship Recipe - old Hero Arts stamp
Copic Markers
Martha Stewart Doily punch
Glimmer Mist - pearl
Designer Paper unknown
Gina K pure luxury (120lb)

Have a great day.
Hugs Jodie from Oz

Tilda Bookmark

 Bookmark made for Magnolia-licious Yahoo Group
September 2009 Homepage Challenge

Just for the record - the winner drawn to reign over the Homepage for the month was Dot Thacker,
congrats Dot on your beautiful bookmark.

Such a challenge for me colouring this little Tilda, her dress is so tiny..
Magnolia Tilda - Pink Collection - Tilda with heart
Copics markers
Cricut (cut heart frame from Wildcard & Enjoy from Plantin Schoolbook)
Machine Stitched, Ranger Glossy Essentials heart & enjoy.
Cardstock GinaK pure luxury (120lb)

Have a great day
Hugs Jodie from Oz

Thinking of You

Card Liner

This card was made for a lady in the USA who has stage 4 cancer.
It makes me stop to think how lucky I am and be thankful for my & my family & friends health.
Cindy from Stamping Scrapping thought it would be nice to try to brighten this ladies day sending our love and letting her know our thoughts & prayers are with her.

Magnolia Tilda - blowing kisses
Copic Markers
Cricut - Wild Card - Doily Card Page 52
Doily Punch - Martha Stewart
Sentiment Stamps - Hero Arts
Designer Paper - Kaisercraft
Cardstock - Gina K Pure Luxury (120lb)
Ribbon - stash

Have a great day
Hugs Jodie from Oz

Happy 50th

I couldn't decide between an A2 size & 6 x 6 card, so I made both.
I gave my friend the A2 size and kept the other as a sample. I secretly could not part with this being my first Tilda card.


This card was made for a lady I work with, we have only worked together for a short time, but we get clicked from day one. I can't believe she is turning 50, she looks like she is still in her early 40's.
Happy Birthday Jo, hope your day is as special as you are.

COPICS - I took the plunge & purchased these copic markers in August, I kept putting them off thinking another fad, these new markers will probably sit keeping all my other markers company that I have not used for years. Wow, how wrong was I, I love them, they are so addictive, I want more. They take time to learn how to blend but worth it. Of course, I could not stop there, I needed some stamps to colour with and I decided to buy the cute adorable Magnolia stamps.

I was lucky to find the Magnolia-licious Yahoo group and love to drool over all the talented members projects and have just started to participate in some of their challenges.

First time using - Copic Markers, Copic Airbrush, Magnolia Stamps & Flower Soft

Magnolia Stamp - Tilda sitting with bow
Copics & Airbrush
Yellow Flower Soft
Heidi Grace Floral Stamps
Front card sentiment - Justrite stamps, inside sentiment - Stamp It
Butterfly punch by Martha Stewart. CS Bazil, PP by Anna Griffith, Silk Ribbon - May Art, Stickles
Scor Pal Envelopebox

Card Liner

Have a wonderful day
Hugs Jodie from Oz

Thursday, September 24, 2009

King of Our Castle

Masculine Cards are such a challenge for me.
No glitter, flowers or bows, definately a challenge.

This was made for Dad's birthday on 2nd July
Cut file from Donna Mundinger

Cricut Expression
Grunge Paper by Tim Holtz
Cardstock - Basic Basics
Cuttlebug folders - Diamond in the Rough & Tiny Mosaic

A huge thanks to Donna Mundinger,  I love all her shaped cards 
  Thank you for sharing this file.
Donna is known for her kindess & sharing as much as she is for her creativeness.
Thanks for stopping by - Have a wonderful day
Hugs Jodie from Oz

Masculine Birthday Card

Dad’s birthday 2nd July
Mum arrives asking me for HELP making Dad a card
(but really means you make the card, LOL)

I find it difficult coming up with ideas for masculine cards, I am so used to making girly pretty cards.
Mum picked the printed paper and then I had to come up with the rest. Dad’s name being George, that is where I started of course (George cart).
George Cart – stars & circle
Storybook – label – (wishtrue p70)
Base Camp – letters (George)
Stamp – Justrite
Designer Paper - Kaisercraft
Cardstock -Bazzil Basics
Distressing Ink - Tim Holtz
Button, wax seal & netting - unknown (from stash)

Have a wonderful day
Hugs Jodie from Oz

Baby Boy Card


 I don't have a lot of carts being such a newbie to the Cricut World & find it challenging coming up with a card that is not too plain.

I guess it is good in some ways as it makes me explore what I do have a little more.
Hopefully this one is not too plain.

Card Shape Star & Circle - George
Scallop - Storybook
Hudson (baby name) - Base Camp
Justrite stamps
Designer Paper unknown
gems - Kaisercraft

Have a wonderful day
Hugs Jodie from Oz

Cricut Bug Head Apron - Fabric Cutting

Fabric Cutting - First time using my Cricut to cut fabric.

I am such a grub in my craft room, covered in glitter, glue, paint and what ever else I have been working on. I decided to make an apron & what better design to use than my much loved bughead.

Here is my supplies list:
brand new very sticky mat,
new blade
Heat n Bond Ultrahold no-sew by Therm-O-Web (Iron on)
(sewing not required but I preferred to sew just in case of fraying)
Sure Cuts a Lot - software

Blade depth 4
Pressure 4
speed 2

fabric tip sheet for the cricut
Thanks for stopping by - have a wonderful day
Hugs Jodie from Oz

3d Flower Gift Bag

Tall Ball Gift Bag p80 cut with my E @ 12.5" using DS (fits on 12x12 paper & 12x12 mat turned diagonally)

sure love all the wonderful flowers included in this scut file I purchased from

Cricut Expression
Plantin Schoolbook
Design Studio 3D flowers - Begonia 
paper EK success
Hero Arts stamp

Have a wonderful day
Hugs Jodie from Oz

Mini Magazine Box

Mini Magazine Box 4.5" x 6.5" x 2"
I found this cut file over on the wonderfully talented blog.
Stop by to see some wonderful projects she has been working on, they are amazing.

I made this to store my Cuttlebug Embossing folders, they fit perfectly. I made envelopes using Plantin
Schoolbook cartridge and then embossed each folder & stuck to the front of the envelopes.
Fits approx 12 folders comfortably.

Paper by Kaisercraft & Martha Stewart border punch.

Thanks for looking
Have a Wonderful Day
hugs Jodie from Oz

You Make Me Smile


I loved this shape so much I made another

Wild Card Cartridge - Porthole Card - a new favourite shape - this is featured on page 55.

The secret to making cards & matching envelopes using WILD CARD is to cut the envelope first and by doing this you then know what size to make the card at the maximum size.

I cut this @ 6.5" with matching envelope using Design Studio
Max size using the fit to page function on Expression is only 5.5" but with DS I was able to turn the envelope diagonal & make it larger. Love DS.

Design Paper  - Heidi Swap
Cardstock - Bazzill Basics
Stamp - Hero Arts
gems - kaisercraft
Machine stitching
Ribbon from stash

Thanks for looking
Have a Wonderful Day
hugs Jodie from Oz

Happy Birthday Cupcake

Card Liner

Cricut Expression - A fun quick & easy card using my favourite card shape from the Wild Card Cartridge - Doily Card page 52 cut at 5.5" using Design Studio and matching envelope.

Cupcake - Home Decor
Doily Card - Wild Card
DP unknown
Gems - Kaisercraft
Sentiment stamp - Hero Arts
Glitter - Kindyglitz Crystalina
Distress Ink - Tim Holtz

Thanks for looking
Have a Wonderful Day
hugs Jodie from Oz

One of those Days

This card was made for a very good friend, she was having a very bad week at work. I decided to make this card to try to add some humour and brighten her day. It worked it made her smile!

Doodlecharms for the dog head
Wild Card for the scallop border
Spellbinder Nestabilities for the circles
Designer Paper - Kaisercraft
Cardstock - Bazzil Basics
Sentiment - Computer generated
Googlies eyes & ribbon from stash

Thanks for looking
Have a Wonderful Day
hugs Jodie from Oz

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