Thursday, September 30, 2010


Morning everyone. Today is Thursday so that means it is my Mad for Markers day here on my own little blog. As Spesch Stamps is the current sponsor at M4M I decided to show you a card made with Jasper from the new release over at Spesch. He reminded me so much of Jasper from Twilight - yes I have been caught by the Twilight bug well and truly if you haven't guessed that already. LOL. He has his own little ghost haunting him (I think he is so adorable).

Copics used:
Skin: E000, E00, E21
Suit: Black 1, C10, C9, C7, C5
Shadows/Ghost: C3, C1 C0, blender 0

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Simply Betty


The gals from The Burtonesque Dolls, Simply Betty Stamps and Simply Betty Challenges blogs figured it was a good time to put together a blog hop of our very own:


This hop is ALLLLLLLLLLLLL about Betty and since October is Betty's favorite month and there are sooooo many exciting things happening, why not do it just before?!! This way we can get things warmed up for the whole October and Halloween theme. Kinda like an apple!!

And since Halloween is her favorite time of year you will be seeing mostly, if not all Halloween cards and we have used only Betty Emo's images.

Betty - thank you for being such a generous, warm, lovely blogging friend. You go out of your way for me and everyone around you and I am very thankful for that. Thank you for being supportive and encouraging in all our endeavors. Thank you for being you coz without you there would be no Simply Betty Stamps. Thanks for having faith in me and your gorgeous stamps. mwah mwah mwah.

Without further ado, let's check out some more inspiring and creative cards from all the ladies. Please note because this is an appreciation blog hop there are no prizes. It's just for fun but the ladies wouldn't mind some luving from you anyway!!

So LET'S GET HOPPING!! Your first stop is Cheri!!!

If you came from Suzi's blog than you are in the right place. I am the last stop on your hop. Thanks so much for the love and support you have given us along the way.

Candycanes all the way

Morning sweethearts. Are you time for some sweet inspiration....?? Hope so coz I have got some for you. At {The Lollipop Ladies} challenge this fortnight we have this yummy yummy picture of candy canes for you and 'Candy Canes' are also this fortnights theme. The added bonus is to make something for Christmas.
As soon as I saw what this challenge was I went straight to my TGF folder and printed out this gorgeous stamp by Marina Neira. Isn't it just one of the cutest xmas stamps you ever saw..!!!??? Well I think so LOL.

Products: TGF digital stamp; SU DP & card; Coloured with Copic markers; Kaisercraft sentiment stamp.

Monday, September 27, 2010


Morning everyone. What a wonderful weekend we had here in Australia. Talk about beautiful Spring weather. Bring it. We had the Football Grandfinal here in Melbourne (which is the Aussie version of the Super Bowl) but it ended in a draw and the rules are the Final cannot be put in to overtime - WTF....?? Talk about stupid but they are the rules and it will be played again this weekend. God help me. Another Saturday arvo with my hubby MIA as he won't leave the lounge even though his team is not in the game. Grrrrr....!!!! LOL. I will stop whinging now. It was a lovely weekend. Went to the park with the kids and got out in the gorgeous sunshine. Bring on the Vitamin D.

This card was made with Max from the new release from Spesch Stamps on the 22nd September. Max is from Chile and goes to University and has a 'life' LOL so I thought this was a perfect stamp to name after the designer himself. Isn't he just the coolest....!!!!!! That is all.

Copics used:
Skin- E000, 00, 21,02
Pants- B97, 95, 93, 91
Top- YR18, 15, 14
Hair- C10, 9, 7, 5

Friday, September 24, 2010

Autumn Colours

Evening. It is Stamp Something time. This week it is Autumn Colours for you. I thought I would use I believe I can fly Tilda and this Fall DP (can't remember who it is from). Throw in some die cuts from my Spellbinders and you have this card. Have a good evening.

Simply Betty Challenges #2

Good afternoon sweets. Hope we have had a wonderful week. TGIF. Woot. I am so glad it is the start of the weekend. LOL

This arvo I have a card for you for the Simply Betty Challenges - which is to make a new Halloween card with non traditional Halloween colours. So we don't want to see purple, green, black or orange. Get cracking coz you can win a fabulous Lola Mummy Rubber Stamp. For my card I used Chloe Princess digi stamp from Jude and his Shenanigans Crew digis. She was too cute to pass up on making a 'Too Cute to Spook card'. Chloe can be purchased here.

I seriously can't believe how quickly the week has flown. I have had a super week. It is school holidays here and apart from having all three kids home all day (only one is at kinder) it has been pretty good however the kids are starting to learn some house lessons that we should not be having to teach them - like no screaming, talking or being silly when eating at the table. Ahh sounds like an army mess hall in here and I don't have that many kids.

I have a Zumba demo that I am a part of this evening. It is going to be so much fun but I must admit that I am the type of person who does not like being up there in front of the public so hope I don't turn too red. My hubby and the kids are coming to watch me so am a little excited that they can see what I get up to every Monday and Thursday night when I drop everything to go to my class. It really is so much fun and I am slowly losing some weight. Not on the scales but certainly in the clothes you can see.

Have a great early evening. Will be back later with my Stamp Something post.

A rose is a Rose

Hey everyone. Just a quick one for now. This is Rose and she is one of the new releases that just came out from Spesch Stamps. When Max designed her and I looked at her I just imagined Rosalie from Twilight thus she is Rose. Hope you like.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Lace it up

Morning everyone. Today is normally my Mad for Markers day but seeing I did it on Monday I have today off. So in due course I have this Magnolia card I made for Just Magnolia which is 'Lace it Up' - so use lace on your creation. I loved colouring in Secretive Tilda from the Bon Voyage range. She is adorable. I used my new DP from BasicGrey (Cappella) that I got from The Stamp Spot. That is all. Have a good one.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Spesch Halloween release blog hop

Good morning everyone. Oh how excited am I....!!!!!! I have been wanting to release these as soon as we received them from the wonderfully talented Max. These are the Goth/Halloween release stamps.

Hope you are enjoying the blog hop. If you have come from Renkata's blog than you are in the right place but if not please go to the Spesch Blog and start the hop for your chance to win some Prizes (see below).

Here is the gang being released today. From left to right we have: Winona, Halloween, Jasper, Rose and Max (yes named after the designer himself). I thought it would be fun to make a card with all the characters instead of making individual cards. Had to use the fab papers, flowers, buttons, and stamps that Amy gave me in a blog candy on this card. Thanks sweets.

Here is the blog hop list if you got lost:

Next stop:

am going to do something fun along the way too. I am going to be giving away three prizes to three random comments along the hop. The prizes are:

1st place will get 3 images of their choice,
2nd place will get 2 of their choice,
and the 3rd will get 1 stamp of their choice.

You have up until tomorrow 23rd Sept 11.59pm (my time) to make
a comment to have a chance to win.

Make sure you comment at the end of the hop as you may win from your comment
there as well. Enjoy...!!!!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

How many fingers.....

Good morning. Wow been able to actually post today. Yay...!!!!

This card I made for the hell of it. There is a friend I would love to give it
to soon so am hoping she likes it as much as

Lately I have been steering away from lots of bulky
embellishments just so that I can fit in to an envelope.
I should really invest in a scorpal. Anyone sell them
here in Australia cheap...???

This is so fitting for my friend. The gorgeous Sammi stamped out
TGF Creeper Friday for me - thanks sweets and the
DP is BasicGrey Capella that I purchased
That is all.....!!!!!!!!!!

Monday, September 20, 2010

Mad for Markers - Use a digital stamp challenge

Good morning everyone. Do you know how super excited I am....?? Hahaha probably not. I am bringing you a new challenge for this month for Mad for Markers. As host I get to show you the first creation for the current challenge which is to 'Use a digital stamp' on your creation. As host I also get to show you the creation I made with the Sponsor's product this month - Spesch Designer Stamps. As owner of Spesch Stamps I am giving you a sneak peek at the new Goth/Halloween stamps being released this coming Wednesday. This is 'Halloween'. hahahaha not very creative but she is so cute.

The prize this month is a $10 voucher from Spesch Stamps to spend on any of our products.

For those of you not familar with Digital stamps than I will give you a little information. This is just how I do it but others do it differently. I open up my image in Windows Photo Gallery, right click and copy the image. I open a new Open Office document and paste the stamp in to the document. You can resize to any size. Some other programs will work differently to this. If you want to be tricky and combine your images than you will need a photo editing program such as Paint NET (which is free) and follow these instructions here (a wonderful tutorial by the lovely Debbie P).

Copics used:
Skin: E000, 00, 21, 02
Cape: C10, 9, 7, 5
Hair: 100 black, C5, C1
Pumpkin skirt: YR12, 14, 15, 18
Top & Hat: BV000, 00, 02, 04
gloves/eyes: YG25, 23, 67
Cane: B000, 01

I will give you a warning and let you know that some inks on inkjet printers will run when you use your markers on them. To ensure this doesn't happen, sprinkle over clear embossing powder on the printed image as soon as it comes out of the printer and heat emboss the powder. This will allow you to colour in the image without ruining your tips.

Hope you like the sneak peek and get those entries in. There are a lot of Digital stamp companies out there with fabulous images.

Mad for Markers DT call

1. We are looking for 2 Guest Designers (for the month of October)
2. We are looking for 5 more full time Design Team members
(for Nov 10 - April 11)

We are looking for:

people who are passionate about Copics!
people who LOVE colouring as much as we do!
people with good colouring skills!
people who blog regularly and are willing and able to post regularly here on the M4M blog!
people who think and create "outside the box"!

  • Cardmakers
  • Scrapbookers
  • "Off the Page" creators
What does the DT involve?
- We would like you to be able to blog weekly (on a set day) on your own blog with links to the Mad for Markers store... to provide inspiration for the current challenge as appropriate.
- We would like you to post here on the Mad for Markers fortnightly!
- DT members are given a small discount to the online store.

How to apply?
1. Please create a post on your blog about this DT call and link up or show us your favourite/ best coloured Copic Creations.
2. Leave your name and a link to your blog post in the Inlinkz section!
3. Leave GDT after your name if you wish to apply for the Guest position, or DT if you want to apply for the 6 month full time position. You are welcome to apply for both as they don't cross over. Please put DT/ GDT after your name.
4. Please email us on if you have any questions!\

DT call will remain open until Sat 2nd October at 11.59pm... International applications will be accepted as well!

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Friday Sketchers #120

Morning everyone. Hope you are all having a wonderful weekend. I am hoping that I have still sleeping in my hotel room when you read this. Crossing my fingers that I had an awesome night out with the girls. Anyway.........I made this card with the sketch from Friday Sketchers. It has been a while since I have created a card with a Sweet Pea Stamp so here she is.

Got a question for you all. What do you all do with your cards that you don't specifically make for someone....???? I have a bucket load of cards sitting here collecting dust and I have also tried to sell via a Facebook page but noone seems to be interested. Everyone says what lovely, beautiful, stunning cards they are but not willing to buy them for $3 each - What the.....!!!!!!! Come on $3 for a handmade card - one of a kind. Hmmmm let me know please. TIA.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Stamp Something Digi Day with Wink Wink Ink

Evening all. Hope you have had a super week. Today for Stamp Something I have this Birthday card made with images from Wink Wink Ink. This set is called Birthday Essentials and goodness is there a lot in the set. There is coloured and uncoloured elements so if you are feeling lazy than you can just print off the coloured essentials. I decided not to be lazy LOL. I coloured this up for I am sure the many Birthday card I will have to give out for my sons friends. Hope you like.

My week in nearly over woo hoo. In fact I am probably snuggled up in bed whilst you read this (if you are still reading LOL). I am super excited as I am having a girls night tomorrow night. I am off to a friends place at lunchtime and will be off to the city where we will be doing shopping, staying the night (we have a fab hotel room) and a night of eating, drinking and hopefully some crazy, silly dancing thrown in there. LOL. It has been over 10yrs since I have been to a nightclub and one of my GF's wants to go to a club. That will be interesting LOL. I have no idea what to expect. I think I am too old for that stuff - shhhhhhh don't tell anyone. hahahahaha. I am sure we will be having lots of fun. No more posts from me for the weekend. Make sure you come back on Monday for my Mad for Markers post to bring in a new challenge and to have a sneak peek of one of the new Halloween stamps from Spesch Stamps. Enjoy your weekend.

Simply Betty Challenges #1

Hello hello. Hope we are doing well. Did you enjoy the Simply Betty Blog hop yesterday...??? I did and the DT did an amazing job but then again it wasn't hard when you have such great stamps to create with LOL.

Today is the first challenge over at Simply Betty Challenges. Challenge #1 is to take inspiration from this picture below and make something.
Now I love the colours and the pattern on the stockings so decided to use both. I used Drew from the Punky Teens range and coloured her up. Isn't she the best....???!!!! It seriously wasn't hard to match the colours with my Copics. LOL. You can grab Drew at the Simply Betty store here.

The quote on the card is from the Inkadinkado Kids Quotes. I just love them and have two sets now - woo hoo. The quote was coloured in with Prismacolor pencils and odorless spirits.
Why don't you pop in to the Simply Betty Challenges blog and see the rest of the DT's work - I tell you you won't be disappointed.
Products: Simply Betty Stamps Drew Digi stamp; Copics; Prismacolor pencils; Sassafras Lass DP; SU card; buttons from Haberdashery shop; Odorless spirits.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Some people

*****Scroll down for my Simply Betty Stamps Blog Hop post*****

Morning everyone. Today is my Mad for Markers day so I thought I would show you a card I made for a friend. Hopefully they will love it but if not too bad LOL. I love this quote and didn't write down who it was from but I just did a google search for friendship quotes and there are so many lovely ones out there.

Copics used:
Skin: E000, 00, 21, 02
Blue/green: BG13, 23, 11, 10
Reds: R39, 37, 35, 32, 30
Hair: E49, 47, 44, 43
Other: YR21.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Simply Betty Emo Halloweenies

Woot woot... a Hoppin' we will go, a Hoppin' we will go... or a Haunting if you prefer!

Hello lovely ladies. Hope you are all coping well with the blog hop. If you have come from Suzi's blog than you
are in the right place but if you have not please go to the Simply Betty Blog and start from there.

Today I have used the gorgeous Pumpkin London. I just love this stamp. LOL
I thought I would try the pumpkin shaped easel card. I enlarged the pumpkin beside London
and cut it out, traced around it and then cut it out of card. Presto. Done. Hope you

I hope you have enjoyed the preview days, now it's time for some hoppin' fun, prizes, and deals!


Three Lucky Winners will be receiving two FREE rubber stamps from the Emo Halloweenies; Lola and Miller, Rio and Betty, or Christian and Miller (London is not available as a rubber stamp)! All you have to do is participate in our Blog Hop Challenge... of course there are a couple of twists to it. You have one day to complete your creation! The Inlinkz is posted below and will be open until Thursday Sept. 16th at 11:59 PM! The challenge? Very simple Create your best Halloween creation! It can be a card, a treat bag, a scrapbook page, or mini album anything Halloween! Pretty simple so far? Here is the second catch, you must use a Simply Betty Stamp image that is NOT Halloween... so No Jude and his Shenanigan Crew, no Punky Teens. You can use everything else! The more non Halloween you go the more of a chance you have to win two of the six! What I mean to say is take the most uncommon image and Halloween-ize it! Imagine one of the Divas Trick-or-Treating, or one of the School Emos! What ever you go with just have fun! The three winners will be carefully selected by myself and both DT members of Simply Betty Stamps and Simply Betty Challenges! Good luck everyone!

Now the wheels and deals!


Any 12 for $31.50 use code SEPDIGI3150
Any 6 for $15.75 use code SEPDIGI1575
Any 3 for $7.85 use code SEPDIGI785

Pre-Orders: For Emo Halloweenies only Shipping October 1st
5 Halloweenies $26.00 use code PRERUB26

Rubber in stock:
3 for $15.00 use code 3RUB1500


Next stop on the hop is the fabulously talented Vicki.

Here is the blog hop order if you got lost:

You scream, I scream.....

.....we all scream for ice cream.

Good morning once again lovely ladies. This fortnight at The Lollipop Ladies we have these Yummy icecreams as inspiration. The added option is to use Kraft on your project. I had to use this fabulous image from Meljens for Whimsy Stamps (that the very generous Erin bought for me). I bought this DP specifically for this challenge. As soon as I saw it I thought it would be perfect. Hope you have been inspired. Take a look at the other DT's work by popping in to The Lollipop ladies blog.
This is the first post from me today. Make sure you pop back later today for the Blog Hop for Simply Betty Stamps. Woo hoo.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Kisses for Brenda

Morning everyone. Hope you all had a good weekend. Mine was a very very lazy one, so much so that I cancelled on one of my good friends on Friday and spent a lot of time in my PJ's. LOL. Yesterday I decided to make a scrapbooking LO of this gorgeous photo of my sister Brenda and my little girl Ashley. This is such a sweet photo - it has to be one of my favourites from my sister's wedding.
The DP is from Papermania. Unfortunately it is only 8x8" so I had to think outside the box a little, but do love the way it turned out.
I have been looking for sketches for SB LO's and have finally found a great site that has just that. It is called Pencil Lines . If you are stuck for idea than this is the perfect site. I will try and do some of their sketches soon.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Bonnie on Swing

Hey everyone. Hope we are having a wonderful weekend. I am just super. Of course, I won't complain coz that is what I always do and you don't want to hear it. LOL.

Thought I would show you this stamp by Spesch Stamps that was released on the 8th September. I love this stamp and Bonnie's little bunny is so so so cute. The DP is the Jack n' Jill papers from Prima. I just love them. I must say though that for some reason they aren't cut square. Two of the cuts are crooked and you really have to cut them down. Oops here I go again - I can't stop complaining. Sorry. Hahahaha. Anyway here it is and you can get this stamp and the others released on Wednesday here.