Thursday, July 31, 2014

Give Away Time!

It's give away time here at Pink Paper Paradise!




I have a fabulous set of 5 Saturated Canary Stamps (unmounted) stamps up for grabs.



A random winner will be drawn on 31st July at 10pm AEST (Australian Eastern Standard Time)

Leave a separate comment for each of the following to get an entry for each one in the draw:

1. Become a follower of this blog


3. Post on your blog or facebook page with a link back to this giveaway.

4. Like the Kit and Clowder Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/groups/kitandclowder/

Give Away is open world wide.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

School holidays rule!

I absolutely love the school holidays! No lunches to make or drink bottles to wash in he evenings (although I have delegated that job to my boys now but it still takes quite a lot of time to actually get them to get it done). And I can stay up as late as I want without worrying about having to get up early and get the boys organised for school.

I was going to colour this image up last night after my boys went to bed but I got side tracked organising some paper work and reading instead. No where near as much fun. We had planned to go out today to meet some friends in the park this morning but the rain put an end to that so instead I decided to colour up this gorgeous image while the boys decided to play with their lego. 




I have coloured her up with Copics

Hair: RV000, RV00, RV02, RV04, RV06, RV09 and RV69
Skin: E000, E00, E11, E21, B60
Dress: BG0000, BG000, BG01, BG02, BG05, BG07, BG09
Glow around her: Y11, Y13, Y15, Y17

I would like to have been able to make the glow fade out more but I did not have a lighter yellow and I tried to blend it out with some blender solution on a cotton tip but it didn't really work.

Thanks for stopping by and I look forward to visiting you to check out what you have been creating.

Michelle :o)

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Colour me Happy!

Hi

Sadly not much crafting from me lately but I did manage to grab a little me time late last night once my boys were in bed. 

I thought I would join in the fun colouring competition over at Kit and Clowder's facebook page.


This gorgeous image is from  The East Wind
and I have coloured her using my Copic Markers in the following colours:

Skin: E000, E00, E11, E21, B60 and R20
Hair: E30, E31, E33, E35, E37 and E39
Eyes: B91, B93, B95 and Y08 over the top
Lips and her top: RV10, RV11, RV13, RV14 and RV17


The weather has finally started to improve here in Tropical Far North Queensland and my boys are on school holidays so that means more time out and about doing fun things and less crafting time.
But, I do hope to pop around to visit as many of you as I can this week to see what you have all been up to.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Michelle :o)


Sunday, June 8, 2014

Repurposed Tag


Hi, welcome back.

I'm back again with my third make for the Stamp Set Challenge I have set for myself. 

See my side bar for the challenge details. I would love it if you would join in.

I was out shopping for clothes for my boys last week and one of the t-shirts I bought had this tag attached and I thought it was too good to go in the bin so I decided to repurpose it for the challenge.


I decided to go with a masculine theme this time 



Sentiment from the current stamp set I am working on 
 Bring On The Cake - Stampin' Up! papers are also from Stampin' Up!

 

I'm so glad you stopped by today and I do hope that you will join in with this fun little challenge. I would love to come visit you and see what you have pulled from your stash and created with this week.

Michelle :o)

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Pretty in Pink

Hi

Well this is a turn up for the books, two cards in as many days!

I am enjoying this challenge I have set for myself to dust off my stamp sets and start creating.

The idea is that I will randomly pick a stamp set off my shelf and create five different cards with it before moving on to another stamp set.

I have opened this Stamp Set Challenge to all of you and you are more than welcome to link up your creations in my side bar so that I and others can come visit you. There are no real rules other than to try to get in to the spirit using those unused stamp sets and papers etc that you have been hoarding. You can even use digis if you want, cause I know we all have a heap of those saved on our computers that we haven't given the love that they deserve.

I am up to card #2 for the first stamp set off my shelf  - Bring on the Cake.

It is a great little sentiment set but I felt I wanted to add an image to my card this time so out came another set called Flower Fancy from Stampin' Up!



I even used up some old Stampin' Up! DSP from my stash called Candy Lane. I think this DSP is from way back in 2010!


Sentiment is from Stampin' Up! set - Bring on the Cake


and the flower image is from the Stampin' Up! set -  Flower Fancy


Image is coloured with the following Copics

R11, R46, YG91

I'm so glad you stopped by today and I do hope that you will join in with this fun little challenge. I would love to come visit you and see what you have pulled from your stash and created with this week.

Michelle :o)

Sunday, June 1, 2014

Stamp Set Challenge #1 - Bring On The Cake

Hi there!

Been a while since my last post (again) as life has been so busy. Nothing out of the ordinary just typical life of juggling family, work, school etc.....

I found a little time this week to do some crafting.At first I was a little lost with no real inspiration so I just stood there and stared at my craft stash wondering what I could create.



While I searched through my stamp collection I thought about how many sets there were that hadn't seen any ink in a long time. There were also quite a few that had never been inked AT ALL!

I decided to set myself a challenge to use each set and create five different cards from it before moving on to another set.

I closed my eyes and reached for the first set I would work with which turned out to be...

Bring On The Cake - Stampin' Up!

Just so happens that this is one of those sets that has never been used.

As much as this is a great sentiments set it wasn't bombarding me with inspiration so I decided I would google it and see what ideas I could get from there.

Finally, some inspiration from Heike's blog
where she had made a Lego card that I thought would be perfect for my son's birthday.

Here is my recreation of Heike's card.



I used assorted off cuts of Stampin' Up! cardstock and the small studs on the lego bricks were made using the 1/2" circle punch.

I coloured the sentiment with Copics.

In an effort to keep my craft space (which is very limited) in order I thought it might be a good idea to create a folder with all my stamps sets in it for easy reference .


So here starts the challenge to myself

Create 5 different cards with each of my stamps sets.

If you would like to join in this little challenge please add your blog to the link up in my side bar so that I can come visit you too.

Thank you for stopping by today.

Michelle :o)

   

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

First one in a while

Hi there! Well, I wonder if I'm talking to myself after all this time..................

My poor neglected blog. I really miss popping in here regularly to share what I have been creating (not that I have had any creative time for a while now) and also checking out what everyone else has been up to.

My boys are on school holidays at the moment and that means things are a lot less crazy around here so I have been able to blow the dust off my craft supplies and whip up a quick card to share with you today.

I have used this gorgeous stamp from The Greeting Farm called


available in store at Pink Paper Paradise


visit
www.pinkpaperparadise.com 

for your Copic Marker and Refill needs.

New stock arriving soon!


Now I am off to visit a few of your blogs.

Michelle :o)


Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Super Stamp Sale - Pink Paper Paradise

Storewide

(Australian Residents Only)




Sale includes

Flourishes 

La-La Land Crafts

The Greeting Farm

Saturated Canary

(in stock items only)

Sale ends 12th April

Free postage on orders over $75.00

Monday, January 13, 2014

Make It Monday #174 with Lacy Sunshine Stamps

Well here we go, heading in to the last two weeks of my boys school holidays.
It has been fantastic, no rushing around, getting lots of large projects ticked off the to do list.

The tropical wet season has decided to make it's presence felt in the last few days and I'm beginning to think it has settled in and has made itself comfy and has not plans to move on anytime in the near future.

I'm ok with that though because it means that the boys are happy to stay indoors and play lego while I craft away in my space.

I created my card for this week's
linky party using a sweet image from our sponsor called  Cupcake Sticky Wings


Isn't she "sweet" lol! 

I coloured her up with my Copics

Skin: E000, E00, E11, E21 (R20 for blush)
Hair: Y21, Y23, Y26 and Y28
Dress: C00, C1, C3

Papers are from My Minds Eye I think.

We welcome another new sponsor this week over at Make it Monday

the fabulous Lacy Sunshine Stamps


"Lacy Sunshine  Stamps offers  beautiful original and imaginative  digital stamps  for all your paper crafting needs.  

They are offering our winner 3 images of their choice from the Lacy Sunshine Shop.

Remember, to be in the running to win the prize from our sponsor this week just leave a comment for another entry. Be sure to mention you saw them on Make It Monday. The more entries you comment on the more chances you have of winning!


My fabulously talented teamies over at MIM have created a gorgeous collection of cards to kick off this weeks Make It Monday linky party.

Please be sure to visit their blogs to say hi and to see who they have chosen as their pick of the week.


The Make It Monday Linky Party is Now OPEN!!
It is a great way to showcase your most recent creation or even to share your favourite make from ages ago! You don't need to create a whole new post, linking back to the original post is just fine with us. So come on and join in the fun and share with us your beautiful paper creations!! There is inspiration to be found and blogging buddies to be met!

Before you go though I want to share with you my favourite entry from last week's link up.

So many gorgeous entries to choose from but in the end this one really stood out for me.



Isn't it just adorable?! I love the papers and the layout. The stitching is a great touch and of course Amanda's colouring is beautifully done too.

Thanks for sharing with us Amanada.

Also just finally before you all head off to visit the rest of the MIM team and check out all the entries over at MIM I wanted to remind those of you on Facebook that you can also check out who has been featured on my Pink Paper Paradise Facebook page during the week.

Have a great week everyone!

Michelle :o)

Monday, January 6, 2014

Make It Monday #173 with Time For Tea Designs

Hi there, welcome back.

Posting two weeks in a row, lets hope that is a sign of things to come in 2014 for me :o)

I felt sorry for my poor Hubby today, back at work after a lovely Christmas / New Year break. Although, I'm thinking he is going to enjoy the rest as he managed to build a fence, take down a palm tree, erect a shade sale over our pool and clear the vegie patch on his days off. Not bad going!

I did help of course but mainly with supplying the food and drinks to keep his energy levels up and by entertaining our three boys so they didn't kill each other out of boredom while these house renovation projects were completed.

I did have lots of fun though over the last few days playing with an awesome gift my wondeful Mum gave me

A Thermomix!!

I have been busy making dinners, deserts, juices, smoothies, yoghurt and icecream, loving it!!

If anyone out there has any good links to thermomix recipes etc I love to see them :o)

But today being Monday that means I am here to share with you my card for this week's 
MAKE IT MONDAY linky party.



image coloured with Copics
Skin: E000, E00, E11, E21 and R20 for blush
Hair: E25, E27, E29 and E53
Lips/Shoes/Glasses Frames: R20, R22, R24
Sunglasses: C00, C1, C3, C5, C7

I have used an image called Sun Worshipper from our wonderful new sponsor





Time For Tea Designs is the home of my digital creative world! My name is Jo Davies & I'm a digi stamp designer,doodler & tea drinker from the UK :) T4T is a part time venture that I do around my full time 'proper' job. My dream is to one day make this my only job as it brings me so much happiness seeing other peoples creations with my designs. I hope you enjoy my artwork & are inspired by the creations of the Design Team. Happy Colouring!


The are generously offering our winner 


3 images of winners choice


Remember, to be in the running to win the prize from our sponsor this week just leave a comment for another entry. Be sure to mention you saw them on Make It Monday. The more entries you comment on the more chances you have of winning!


My fabulously talented teamies over at MIM have created a gorgeous collection of cards to kick off this weeks Make It Monday linky party.

Please be sure to visit their blogs to say hi and to see who they have chosen as their pick of the week.


The Make It Monday Linky Party is Now OPEN!!
It is a great way to showcase your most recent creation or even to share your favourite make from ages ago! You don't need to create a whole new post, linking back to the original post is just fine with us. So come on and join in the fun and share with us your beautiful paper creations!! There is inspiration to be found and blogging buddies to be met!

Before you go though I want to share with you my favourite entry from last week's link up.

So many gorgeous entries to choose from but in the end this one really stood out for me.




Absolutely stunning design Sandi! Thanks so much for sharing with us.


I am entering my card in to the following challenges:

Gem Of A Challenge - Something New  - I have used a new (to me) digi image.
Color Me Creative - Anything Goes
Crafty Hands Challenge - Anything Goes
Natalie and Amy's Challenge - One for the Girlies


Have a great week!



Michelle :o)

Monday, December 30, 2013

Make It Monday #172 with Meljen's Designs

Only five months since my last post............

I'm sure I can remember how to do this, lol.

How is everyone? Are you still there?

I'm still here, it's just been a huge year of change for us as a family with moving house, school and jobs.

But we are settled now (hopefully) and I plan on putting some life back in to this old blog again in 2014.

So today I'm sharing with you a card I made for this week's Make It Monday linky party.




Image coloured with Copics

Skin: E000, E00, E11, E21 and R20 for blush and R24 for lips
Hair: E25, E27, E29 and E53
Dress: R20, R22, R24, R27
Ribbon: BG34 and BG49



This week we are being sponsored once again by the everfun and cute Meljen Designs Digital Stamps!
Meljen's Designs is a lovely stamp company owned and illustrated by Melissa Jenkins. She illustrates whimsical rubber and digital images inspired by her kids and family. Meljen's Designs has new releases along with a new challenge every Thursday, a Guest Designer each month at the Meljen's Designs Blog, and freebies and promos now and then on our facebookFAN PAGE!  Please visit the Meljen's Designs line of stamps at our store HERE to browse through all of Melissa's lovely designs! You can also see Melissa's rubber stamps at her corner of Whimsy Stamps, too!



Meljen Designs Digital Stamps  are giving away the lovely prize of the winner's choice of 4 single digis!

Remember, to be in the running to win the prize from our sponsor this week just leave a comment for another entry. Be sure to mention you saw them on Make It Monday. The more entries you comment on the more chances you have of winning!

My favourite entry from last week was this one from



This is such sweet card, I love everything from the gorgeous image and the pretty paper.

Thanks for sharing with us Julie.

My fabulously talented teamies over at MIM have created a gorgeous collection of cards to kick off this weeks Make It Monday linky party.

Please be sure to visit their blogs to say hi and to see who they have chosen as their pick of the week.


The Make It Monday Linky Party is Now OPEN!!
It is a great way to showcase your most recent creation or even to share your favourite make from ages ago! You don't need to create a whole new post, linking back to the original post is just fine with us. So come on and join in the fun and share with us your beautiful paper creations!! There is inspiration to be found and blogging buddies to be met!


Have a great week!


Michelle :o)


Monday, July 22, 2013

Make It Monday #150 with LOTV

Hi

Well it's been a while that is for sure!

But I'm here today with a card to share for this weeks



I have used a favourite image of mine from Kenny K and coloured her with copics.


The Make It Monday Linky Party is Now OPEN!!
It is a great way to showcase your most recent creation or even to share your favourite make from ages ago! You don't need to create a whole new post, linking back to the original post is just fine with us. So come on and join in the fun and share with us your beautiful paper creations!! There is inspiration to be found and blogging buddies to be met!

We are very happy to have LOTV joining us this week and offering our winner
an amazing 

£10 voucher




Hope you can come on over and join in the fun this week.

I look forward to seeing what you have been creating.

Michelle :o)