Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Spring Dandelion Day 2 preview

Oh wow did you see yesterday's post. Hope so - I just love my lovely Ladybug stamp from Spesch stamps. Today we have the lovely Spring Dandelion stamp. He almost looks like a little pixie as I can imagine him running around the garden blowing all these. My kids and I do the same thing in the backyard but you have to make a wish when you blow. LOL. The funny thing is that my kids end up spitting everywhere instead of blowing - LOL - they will get there eventually. Hahaha.

Make sure you stay tuned for the rest of the week at Spesch Stamps for more previews of the rest of the stamps being released this Saturday.

Products: MME DP; SU card; Spesch Stamps digital stamp; Kaiser flowers. MM brads.

Monday, March 29, 2010

My lovely ladybug

Good morning everyone. Hope we are all well. I am excited about today's card that I made. It is a card made with a new image for Spesch Stamps by a new Designer - the lovely Star (as she likes to be known as). I was wrapped when I received these lovelies from her and hope you will love them too. If you pop on over to the Spesch Stamp blog you will see the gorgeous work done by the lovely Christine.

This is the first of six images that we will be previewing up to Saturday when they will all be revealed and available for purchase. So if you like this one - stay tuned on the Spesch blog and you will some amazing creations by the DT with these cuties. Enjoy you day.

Copics used: Skin- E000, E00, E51, E21
Dress & ladybug - R27, R24, R22, R20 and blender
grass- G28, G24, G23
Hair - YR12, YR21, YR20, blender

Products: Spesch digital stamp; My Minds Eye DP; SU paper flowers; kaiser flower; MM brad; We are Memory Keepers sentiment stamp; SU RHR ink,

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Stitching: Real or Faux

Good morning everyone. It is Group 1's challenge this week at Magnolia Down Under Challenges but I thought I would play along too. This week we want Stitching: Real or Faux on your card. I went with this gorgeous stamp from the Hoppy Easter collection that I purchased from Magnolia Down Under and the gorgeous papers are also from the same range as the stamp. The gardenias come from I am Roses and the roses were from Stephanne and a blog candy win from Cheryl. Hope you like. Come and join the challenge.

Friday, March 26, 2010

Have a Hoppy Easter

Afternoon everyone. Wow what a mad week I have had this week. I must admit that I was blown away with the response for the Freebie on Spesch Stamps and so happy that you all liked her so much. The only problem was that my email got so full that some people couldn't email me. Thankfully most people got the stamp. If you didn't she is available to buy on my Etsy Store.

Anyway this card was made with the Egg stamp from Spesch Stamps for three challenges. The sketch was from The Pink Elepant and both PaperPlay challenges and Dare you to digi Stamp Friday Challenge have a theme of Easter so this is the perfect stamp.

Super new things happening at Anya Ink

Hi everyone, do I have some exciting news for all you lovers of The Greeting Farm Stamps.

......is the new owner of Anya Ink. You may all know from her fabulous creations on her blog and her super duper gorgeous TGF creations so it is no wonder she has taken it over. Kristy has some fabulous challenges ready for you and the challenges will begin on the 2nd of April over at Anya Ink, so get your Greeting Farm Stamps out and get ready to PLAY!!!!!

There has been a bit of a change to the DT members and here are all the members including some fabulously talented ladies - some you already know and some new faces to the team. Make sure you pop on over and visit everyone in congratulating them on being on the team.

Design Team members:

and of course Kristy - The Owner.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Sweet Pea

Good morning Aussie Copic lovers. It is Thursday so that means a post for Mad for Markers. Did you have a peek at all the blogs from the new DT members...??? I did and we have some talented ladies aboard. Welcome welcome dolls.

Today I just thought I would show you a gorgeous Sweet Pea image all pink and pretty. I really do love these images and Sammi was gracious enough to stamp this one up for me so I can have a try of these beauties.

I added some gorgeous Gardenias and some ribbon I got from my local haberdashery store. This BasicGrey DP has been sitting in my paper rack waiting to be used but haven't had the chance. Thought today was the perfect opportunity.

Enjoy your day.

Copics used:
Skin: E000, E00, E51, E21
Hair: R59, R37, R35, R32, R30
Background: BG13, BG11, BG10
Butterfly: R22, R21, R20, BG11
Dress: YG23

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Thank You

Good morning ladies. Here is the gorgeousness promised for Spesch Stamps giveaway. For all of my followers will get this stamp for free. So if you want her and are a follower of Spesch Stamps please email me and I will send her to you. I will be checking to see if you are a follower. LOL.

This card is eligible for the Digital Tuesday Challenge of 'Happy Spring'. Enjoy your day.

Copics used:
Skin: E000, E00, E51, E21.
Sunflowers: E47, E44, E41, E49, Yr14, YR21, Y18, Y15
Dress; R27, R24, R22, R21, G28, G24, G21, YR18, YR14, YR15, YR01
Hair: E29, E39, E37, E35, E34,E31 and blender pen.
Products: Spesch Stamps digital stamp; MME Quite Contrary DP; Nesties; Craft knife; SU circle punches; Grant Archival Sentiment stamp; ribbon; SU riding hood red ink.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Happy Birthday Tyler

I will be quick as it is my Big Boy's 5th Birthday today and I don't want to be on here for too long.
I am not good with boy cards but really love how this worked out. My son Tyler is obsessed with Ben 10 and I searched and searched for a Ben 10 card in the shops but there was nothing. So a search online and I printed this off and coloured him in. I love it and Tyler did too.

Have a good day everyone. See you tomorrow with something special from Spesch Stamps.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Mad for Markers is Live

Mad for Markers

Good morning again. Just letting you all know that Mad for Markers is now Live. You can go and buy you favourite card and markers.

Magnolia Ink 3 available to preorder and some news

Exciting stuff is afoot at the Magnolia Down Under Store, and the next edition of Magnolia Ink is now available for pre-order, be sure to get in and secure you copy now, you will be disappointed if you miss out.

Magnolia Down Under is going through some changes as of first week in April. We are all so EXCITED about it and can not wait for you to see them all. But for a little hint, do you like other stamps other than the gorgeous Magnolia's? Like....... Kraftin' Kimmie or Sweet November and MORE.....? Well as I said keep your eyes peeled and look out around the 1st week of April for a Magnolia Down Under CHANGE!

Last of all the Fairy Tale Collection stamps will be coming in April. I don't know about you all but I am in love with all this cuteness and will have to control myself and not buy all the stamps.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Magnolia Down Under #38 - Sketch

Hey chicks. Hope you are still well.

This week over at Magnolia Down Under Challenges we have a great sketch for you with the added element of buttons. You need to pop on over to the blog to see the sketch. I decided to use my DT stamp that I got from Magnolia Down Under Store and the fabulous papers and flower I got in my DT kit. I love Oops Tilda - she is so cute.

Now what you have been waiting for - my blog candy winner. I used random selector to pick this number. The winner is number:

That is you ....Sharon from Australia. Wow so cool.
Please email me your address so I can get the goodies off to you.

Bling it up

Good morning sweet blogging friends. Hope we are all well this morning.

This week at Anya Ink we have a challenge of 'Bling' - so kindyglitz, glimmermist, rhinestones - anything sparkly on your project. This card looks so much better in real life. The black rhinestones on the corners are so much more shiny. I have also sprayed my flowers with Glimmer mist. Get your thinking caps on and join us this week. We have some changes going on so pop on over to the blog and find out what.

Copic Markers used:
Hair/black: Black 100, C9, C7, C6, C5, C5
Red: R29, R27, R24, R22, Blender
Shading: C3, C1, C0
Skin: E000, E00, E51, E21
Products: TGF stamp; Kaisercraft DP; Cherry blossoms; corner rhinestones (don't know brand); Martha Stewart border punch.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Sweet Pea stamps with Friday Sketchers

Good morning everyone. I really can't believe it is the weekend already. Gosh the weeks are going so quickly. So little time to do more crafting LOL. Hubby is on holidays for 3wks from yesterday - so happy and so looking forward to some sleep ins. We will see I guess.

Hmmm my card. This was made for Friday Sketchers with this wonderful sketch by Claudia. I decided to use my Sweet Pea images that the lovely Sammi sent to me so I could have a play. Now I will admit that I have been a fan of these stamps for a little while but when I got the images to have a play - I didn't know whether I liked them but boy did that change when I started colouring her in. I loved colouring this baby. Absolutely wonderful. I am very excited as one of my fellow MDUC team mates will be selling them very soon on her online shop so if you are in Australia and want the Sweet Pea stamps check out Kristy's blog. She will be launching very soon.

Friday, March 19, 2010

A little something for a little someone

Oh good morning. Can you believe it has taken me this long to get a chance to play with Bonnie from Spesch Stamps. I have been so busy and trying to do other stuff at the same time. You might be seeng this gorgeous stamp and others in Clear Polymer. If you pop on over to Spesch stamps and just let me know which ones you would love as an actual stamp not just digital - your wish may come true. LOL.

On to the card. I used the sketch over at Sketch Saturday. I think it is very fitting to have lots of flowers surrounding this gorgeous girl and I must say she has been very popular. I just love her and as I said it has taken me a while but was able to finally use her. Love this DP from SU and will be sad when I have used it all.

Products: Spesch Stamps digital Bonnie stamp; SU DP; Roses from Fran & Kellie; Pearls; SU Best Yet stamp set; SU ribbon; Kindyglitz.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Mad for Markers Skin Colouring Tutorial

Good morning everyone. This is my first post for Mad for Markers and I am very excited to bring you my very first Copic tutorial. Now I have to add before I get started that I am not Copic certified, this is just the way I colour with my markers.

You will need:
- Neenah Solar White Classic Crest card
- Image - baby Lachlan from Spesch stamps
- Copics - E00, E51, E21, E02, E000 (although I didn't use for this image).

Blank image

Colour the whole image in with E00.

With the E51 I put down some colour where there would be a shadow.

Next I use my E21 to go over the E51 to create a darker shadow.

With the E02 I create an even darker shadow where it would be the darkest and also put some pinkness in to the cheeks.

I then blend in all the colours with the E00 again.

There you have the image's skin all coloured in. I know a lot of people who do darkest to lightest which is fine - I used to do the same thing. But I found this is easier for me. Hope you got something out of my tutorial. I will do another one for clothing very soon.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Introducing Bree

Morning all. Phew it has been a busy morning again this morning. Kinder drop off, off to the supermarket for some supplies and then to the petrol station to fill up the car that was nearly empty - gosh petrol is so expensive now. I remember when it used to only cost $30 to fill up my car. That was 11yrs ago but even still. LOL. Makes me feel old.

This gorgeous digital stamp was designed by Christina once again for Spesch Stamps. It really is so weird that everyone in blogland is in so many different countries with so many different seasons. We are in Autumn right now but most of the rest of the world is in Spring. I thought I would get Christina to do a Summer stamp and I have named her Bree. She is available in store later today.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Baby Lachlan

Good morning everyone. What a busy time it is for me at the moment. But in a good way - always. I decided to make a card with one of my own designs for Spesch Stamps. His name is Lachlan. Yes it is my sons name but he does look a lot like my bald little man when he was a baby. LOL.

I made this card with the sketch from Stamp with Fun.
I loved using this sketch and even copied some of it for the inside. What do you think....???? LOL. Cupcake Craft Challenges have a challenge this week of 'Going Green' - so you have to use Green on your card so this DP was perfect. Have a good one.

Copics used:
Skin: E00, E51, E21, E02
Clothes: B21, B23, B24

Products: Spesch Stamps digital stamp; Imaginesce DP; SU card; buttons; 1" circle punch; Dimensional magic; Helmar Scrap Dots.