Friday, April 30, 2010

Precious Moments

Morning everyone. Gosh I just feel so exhausted. Ahhhhh. I tell you what - trying to organize your own website and make sure it is running properly is very tiring. I will get there and hoping you will join me in celebrating the opening of the store.

Okay on to more fun stuff. Recently I bought these Precious Moments stamps on Ebay. I was wrapped. They are a little smaller than what I was expecting but they are perfect for these sketches as you can fit them on without missing out on having a person (hope that makes sense).
As you can see I used the sketch from Mojo Monday and also made it for PaperPlay Challenges with a Pastel theme this week. I am totally and utterly wrapped with the way this turned out. Hope you like.

Products: Precious Moments stamp; Copic markers; Papermania DP; Lace ribbon from Haberdashery store; button; Heart Pin from Bizzy Becs; Roses from I Am Roses; Distress ink; Nesties; Dimensional magic.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Mad for Markers Colour Challenge - Monochrome

Hey everyone. It is Thursday so you know what that means. It is time to show you a creation I made for Mad for Markers. Now technically I didn't need to make a monochromatic card but I wanted to. I just hope I can make another for next week when it is my turn to post on the M4M blog. LOL.

I love doing the Sweet Pea stamps for my M4M posts - they can have so so so many colours and designs. I made this card with the Stamp with Fun sketch. I loved it so had to do something with it. LOL. Enjoy your day everyone.

Copics used:
Skin: E000, E00, E51, E21.
Hair and clothes: RV29, RV25, RV14, RV13, RV11,
Background: RV02, RV00, RV000, RV000
Eyes: BG23.
Clear Spica Pen.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Blog Candy Alert

How is this for a fabulous Blog candy. The gorgeous Sammi has this all up for grabs so pop on over to her blog to find out how you can win these goodies.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Anzac Day

“They shall not grow old as we that are left grow old.
Age shall not weary them nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
we will remember them.”

Today is Anzac Day here in Australia and New Zealand. It is to remember those who fell so that we have our freedom.

Happy Birthday with Penny

Hello everyone.

Wow it is Sunday already. Good thing we have a long weekend here in Australia due to Anzac Day tomorrow. The weekends just don't seem to be long enough anymore.

I needed to make a birthday card for one of my oldest friends Paula so thought I would use Penny from Spesch Stamps. I made this card with the sketch from Friday Sketchers and I am also putting it in the Dare you to Digi Stamp Friday challenge of 'Flowers' - Flower DP and a flower on the image. Perfect.
Products: Spesch Stamps digital stamp; Cosmo Cricket DP; SU card; Grace Taylor Sentiment stamp; Kaisercraft flowers; pearl brad; Cuttlebug swiss dots embossing folder.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Happy Mothers Day

Good morning everyone. Hope you are all well. I am fantastic. I have my parents here from this afternoon until Monday and I have had instructions that I am not allowed to get on the computer during the day while they are here. Obviously I am on the computer too much when they are here. LOL. Oooopppppssss.....!!!!! Hahahaha

Spesch Stamps has a new release today. This is our new Mothers Day image. I didn't give the DT girls much notice about making a card for the release today but they certainly are motivated and just plain gorgeous as most of them were able to whip something up within a day. I thought I had better get this out there as it is Mothers Day here in Australia next weekend. Eeekkk....!!! Wonder what my kids are going to get me. LOL. This image is also so perfect for new baby cards. Hope you like. Enjoy your weekend. Will see you over the other side. LOL.

Products: Spesch Stamps digital stamp; MME DP; Sweet Pea Stamps sentiment stamp; SU & Bazzill card; Distress ink; AC chipboard hearts; Copic markers used: R14, R12, R20, E000, E00, E51, E21, BG23, BG11, YR21, E49, E47, E44, E41.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Getting to know you through your favourite book

Good evening everyone. Why such a late post.....???? This fortnight over at Stampin' for the Weekend - Spesch Stamps is sponsoring the challenge - three digital stamps of your choice and what a great challenge it is. Make a card based on your favourite book/s. Now you all know I love love love the Twilight series so I had to use Bella and Cubs for this. I love Eclipse and with the new movie coming out in cinemas soon this sentiment is fitting.

Have a great weekend everyone. Make sure you pop in to Stampin' for the Weekend to see the DT's fabulous cards.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Another Sweet Pea creation

Good morning Copic lovers. Hope we are all well. This morning for Mad for Marker I though I would use one of my new Sweet Pea stamps. I love these stamps as you can use the most beautiful and different colours and they always look so amazing.

I thought I would try something a little different with this stamp and I coloured the darker colours on the outside and the lighter ones in the middle. I think it turned out really well. I also 'tried' to do some feathering. Unfortunately you can't really see what I have done on her sleeves but I did it on the wings as well. What do you all think.....??? Isn't she just beautiful.....?????

Copics used:
Skin: E000, E00, E21, E02
Dress: V09, V17, V04, V12, B95, B93, B91
Hair: Black, C10, C9, C7, C5, C3, C1, C0
Mushrooms: B93, B91, V12, V17, YR21
Background: Black 100, C10, C9, C7, C6, C5, C4, C3, C2, C1, C0, blender.

Products: Sweet Pea stamp; Basic Grey Wisteria DP; Spellbinders Fleur de Lis Pendant Dies; SU card; Glimmermist; Distress ink; Pearl stems; Flowers from RAK's.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

My friend Abby

Hey everyone. Hope we are all well. Just thought I would show you a card I finally made with one of my stamps from Spesch Stamps. I loved drawing this image and want to do so much more but struggling at the moment to get other things done so I have to rely on my fabulous DT. But this turned out just how I pictured it. LOL. What do you think of Miss Abby......???? I love her.

Spesch Stamps news ---- Bonnie is well on her way and I have two other stamps that are available in Clear Polymer coming too but wanted to release them and my site all at the same time. We have limited numbers but if popular we will be getting a lot more made.

Hope you can all hang out for it. I want you all to be as excited as me.
Have a good one.

Monday, April 19, 2010


Who is sad that the weekend is over....??? *puts hand up* It goes too quickly. I suppose I should be thankful that I don't have to trudge off to work and make an honest dollar - instead I am sitting at home spending money on crafting stuff. LOL. Okay enough babbling. Hehehe.

I mentioned last week that Bonnie was going to made in to clear stamps. Well I got some samples and I was absolutely rapt with the quality of them. This is one of the clear stamps. I went in to my LSS and asked them if they would sell the Spesch Stamps for me on consignment. They said "Yes" so I am absolutely rapt that the stamps will be out in the big wide world other than blogland lol. So they asked me to make a few sample cards with the stamps - as it would probably help them sell better. So I bought some of their Papermania Paper packs and made this gorgeous birthday card. I loved how she turned out. Everything on this card can be purchased from the LSS that I will be giving the stamps to to sell.

Sunday, April 18, 2010


Good morning everyone. Hope we are all having a wonderful weekend. Today is Sunday so means it is Magnolia Down Under Challenge time. This week for Group 2 we have a 'Masking' challenge for you all. I thought I would use my Edwin stamp from the Raising the Ceiling range as he hasn't seen much ink lately and the bench is also Magnolia - but for the life of me can't remember what range. Soz. LOL. The sentiment is from ATS and the gorgeous papers are from the Cosmo Cricket Garden Variety range. Please come and join in the fun at MDUC. The other girls have done an inspirational job with their cards.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Sending you a note

This morning I thought I would show you a card I made just for the hell of it. LOL. It is sometimes hard to remember that we all do this for the fun of it so when I got this and another Kraftin' Kimmie Stamp from Tickled Pink Stamps I thought I would make a card. This is Marie Antoinette. I just love that big skirt. As I used ribbons and a bow on this card it actually fits in the Stampin' for the Weekend challenge this fortnight.
This card measure 5"x5.5". I made this card to fit in to a little box I found at my local Haberdashery/craft shop and wanted to give it a go of decorating it. I am hoping I can get that done and post on here very soon. Enjoy the rest of your day.
Copics used: Skin- E000, E00, E21; Dress- BG18, BG15, BG13, BG23, BG11, BG10 & RV29, RV25, RV23, RV21; Hair- E39, E35, E33, E31; Other- C1, C0, Y38
Products: Kraftin' Kimmies Stamps; Bella DP; Roses from I am Roses; SU & American Crafts card; Bella ribbons; Helmar Scrap Dots.

Friday, April 16, 2010

Congratulations Big Sister

This is my sister and her new fiance John. This photo was taken a while ago but when my sister told me she was getting married in July I thought I would get Christina to design a stamp based on this photo of my sister and her beau. She did an absolutely beautiful job. I sent this to my sister last week and she received it at the end of the week. Hahaha unfortunately I made the release day today. I have been itching to show you all this fabulous image. Now - one question.....!!!!! Have any of you seen an engaged image before. I don't think so....???? Stay tuned as we will be havindg more released soon.
If you want this gorgeous stamp than please pop on over to the Spesch Stamps blog or go to the Etsy store and you can pick it up now.
This is the inside of the card and the poem is from the net.
Enjoy your Friday everyone.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

ChingChou Kuik Fantasy Art freebie

Good morning sweets blogging friends. Sorry I have been a little MIA lately but have been extremely busy. I have been trying to organize a website for Spesch Stamps - have to tell you I haven't even picked someone to do it and it has been hard - thankfully I am not designing it myself. LOL. I am getting lots more designs in that you are all going to love.

Anyway on to my card. I made this card for Mad For Markers. At the moment the colour challenge is still going on so if you haven't entered the challenge make sure you do for the great prize you can win.

I got this image from ChingChou Kuik Fantasy Art site. She has some great freebie colouring pages and this is one of them. Isn't it great. I loved colouring this up. Hope you all have a great Thursday.

Copics used:
Hair: E29, E39, E35, E34, E31
Blues: B04, B02, B01, B00, B000, B0000
Oranges: YR18, YR15, YR14, YR12
Other: YG23

Products: ChingChou Kuik freebie colouring page; Kaisercraft DP & flowers; SU card; Kaisercraft pearls; Delish pearl brads

Monday, April 12, 2010

TGF Royal Battle week 3

This gorgeous LO was created by Emma and we need your help to go to the next round. Please vote for this LO here.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Bonnie is going clear

Who would like to see our little miss in clear......????

I am going to be doing a special preorder. If you are interested in getting this little miss in clear polymer than please leave your name here. I will be selling my clear stamps for $8.50 but if you register your interest today you can get her for $7.00 but only with this preorder.

It will take approximately 2-3weeks for the stamp to come in once I order them. I will run the preorder for one week (so that means she will be in in approx 4 weeks).
Leave a comment on this post over at Spesch Stamps and I will send you an invoice when she comes in. Only the people who comment on that post will get her at the preorder price. I will be writing the names down so please make sure you get her at this special.

Love Bites

Good morning everyone. I hope you are all well. I am fantastic - still got the headaches but managing. I think it really is just a combination of home life, trying to run a new business and having everything happen at once. I will get there I am sure.

Just thought I would show you a card I made a little while ago with the Bella and Edward digital stamp by Spesch Stamps. I love this image and I got it designed by Sarah more for the fact that I love Twilight - not necessarily to make many sales from it. The Love Bites sentiment is from Artful Inkables. From their Twilight series of stamps. When I saw them for the first time I had to buy them. LOL. Hope we all have a great Sunday.

Friday, April 9, 2010


Hey sweet ladies. I just thought I would pop on quickly and say hello. This is a picture of my sweet girl Ashley. She is the best thing that has happened to me. She is my delight. She is also definately a mummy's girl.

I have been suffering from headaches and not feeling well for the last month so have had a lack of motivation. I think it may be time to get my neck (where the pain is coming from) checked out by the GP. Hopefully something can be fixed. Other than that things have been extremely busy with Spesch Stamps and all. I have decided to step down from Anya Ink as my heart just isn't in it at the moment. Hope you all understand. LOL. I am getting a website organised for Spesch Stamps also and am trying to get Clear Polymer Stamps organized as well. Lots of things are happening at once. I think I need to chill for a little bit. LOL. Have a good Friday everyone. I will be back some time over the weekend.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Colour challenge and clothes colouring Tutorial

Hey happy stampers and Copic lovers. Today is my day at Mad for Markers and Sammi has asked me to do a clothes colouring Tutorial. If you would like to see it pop on over to Mad for Markers.

The colour challenge we have from Sammi is for everyone and that was to make a creation with the colours: E00, R20, BG15. I love all these colours so wasn't hard for me really LOL.

Copics used:
Skin: E000, E00, E51, E21, E02
Hair: E37, E35, E33, E31
Jacket/hat: BG18, BG15, BG13, BG11
Scarf, shoes, flower: R37, R35, R32, R20
Jacket trim and heart: R32, R20, R00
Shoe sole: C9

And here is the awesome prize that Sammi is offering for the Colour Challenge.
Get your markers ready and enter the challenge.

Products: TGF stamp; Bella DP, ribbon, Itty Bitty's; Roses from I am Roses; Cherry blossoms;