Thursday, October 28, 2010


Good morning everyone.
It is Thursday so that means it is my Mad for Markers
post day. As I said last week I am not good
at Homewares with Copics as I can never
decide what to do so this week as I am not posting on the
M4M blog I thought I would make a card with this
gorgeous stamps that I bought from The Stamp Spot.
I used the sketch from Sketch Saturday for this card. I just
love pastel Christmas cards. I do LOL.
Copics used:
Bear fur: E50, 51, 53, 55
Scarf: R39, 37, 35, 32
Hat: B0000, B00, 01, 02, C1
Bird: B21, 23, 24
Present: YG20, YG25, 67
Background shading: B0000, B000, blender

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Hmmmm Donuts....!!!!!!

Morning all. It is another fortnight for The Lollipop Ladies. This is my last challenge aboard the sweetness train and I have enjoyed every minute of it. I must admit that seeing all this yummy food makes me want to eat every time LOL. As for these gorgeous donuts all I can think of is Homer Simpson - hence the title of this post. So this fortnight the challenge is to use this yummy photo as inspiration and added bonus is: Chocolate. I didn't use chocolate on mine but you have all those yummy donuts on the card.
This paper is a digital paper from Tiddly Inks and the image is also from Tiddly Inks. It probably took me more time to take out the donut she is sitting on to colour and have the coloured one underneath her LOL. The only thing I coloured on this card is the girl. The rest is all TI. Hope you like. I say a fond farewell to my fellow DT members.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Spesch Stamps blog candy

Look what arrived at my door this morning. Yep Rubber stamps.
In response to my own excitement I am giving these four stamps to one lucky winner on the
All you need to do is post about this candy on your blog
or put in your sidebar. Put you name in Mr Linky and I will
draw the candy on the 8th of November (next release date).

Good luck.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Ebay stamp sale

Hello peeps.
Just letting you all know that I am selling off a lot of my stamps.
If you are in Australia and want to buy Magnolia's, Sweet Pea
Stamps, some Stamping Bella and a few others
please go here. If you are overseas
please email me before bidding as there is no international
bidding on them at this stage.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Digi Somethings

Evening everyone. It has been a sensational week here in sunny Melbourne, Australia. The only thing wrong with this time of year is the hayfever. Yuck. Fixed with some drugs so not too bad. This evening I have a Stamp Something card for you. This week it is Digi Somethings and I have a sensational stamp from Sassy Studios Designs called Bride of Frankenstein. Love it. Thought I would go with the multicoloured hair. The sentiment I printed on my computer. If you would like to see the rest of the DT's work just pop in to the Stamp Something blog.

Tomorrow we have a Zumba fun day from 1-4pm -- danceoffs, facepainting etc etc. I am so excited and it is to raise some well needed money for a local disabled girl.

Have a great weekend everyone.

Simply Betty Jude & Crew Christmas Blog Hop

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas... err in October!? With this industry being so fast and ahead of schedule of course we had to follow in the trend. I know we are all still celebrating Halloween, but we really should start getting a jump start on Christmas! So welcome to our newest release!

Jude and his Shenenigan Crew Christmas by Simply Betty Stamps! You are going to love these cuties! Hop along from blog to blog and see all the wonderful images and creations the girls have come up with!

All these new cuties will also be in sale along with the rest of the Sale we have going on until the end of the month! Jude and his Crew Christmas digis will be only $3.00!!

To add some excitement to the hop we also have brand spanking new Echo Park Wintertime paper and embellishments! The whole collection from papers, to kits is available now and ready to ship!

If you have arrived from Suzi's blog than you are in the right place.

Meet Peter

We wish you a Merry Xmas

Welcome to the Spesch Designer Stamps first ever Christmas release blog hop.

Today we have for you an amazing selection of gorgeous Christmas stamps designed by the very talented Christina.
We have five stamps in total available for you to purchase. We have Xmas Elf, Dresssy, Big Puffy Jacket, Xmas Present and Reindeer.

If you have come from Miranda's blog than you are in the right place. If not please start at the Spesch Stamps Blog to join in the fun and win some of these cuties.

Today I have used all of them - ain't they divine....!!! LOL.

Big Puffy Jacket
Xmas Elf
Xmas Present

All the DT have done an amazing job. Next stop on the hop is back at the Spesch blog. Hope you enjoyed
your adventure.

Make sure you comment on the Spesch blog especially as we are giving away some stamps again. First prize is three stamps from the release, second will get two stamps from the release and the third will get one.

Here is the full list of those in the hop:

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Brotherly Love

Morning all. Hope you are having a super week. It is Thursday so that means a Mad for Markers post and I am here with your today to show you this Scrapbooking LO I did of my children a couple of week after my little Miss was born. That was such a long time ago but have decided that I needed to do a LO with this gorgeous photo.

I found this difficult. I am no good at homewares so I did the LO instead. I used some Tim Holtz Mini Masks - Florets for this. I got out my trusty Airbrush System and air brushed around them. I also coloured the White Chocolate Chipboard letters from BasicGrey with a markers as well.

Hope you enjoy my inspiration.

Copics used: ABS B02, Red flower- R14, Letters - B97

Products: Sassafras Lass Indie Lane DP; EK Success 123 Cutting system; Copic markers; Doodlebug hearts; BasicGrey White Choc chipboard letters; Flowers from stash; BasicGrey and various buttons.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010


Hey everyone. Technically these photos weren't taken today but I just wanted to show you the before and after pictures of my workspace. I bought myself an Ikea Expedit bookcase. I just love it and in fact I need some more boxes to go in there but will leave that for a later date. At least my craft area looks neater now.
Enjoy your hump day.

Monday, October 18, 2010


Good morning everyone. Hope you are all going well. I thought I would do a SB LO on the weekend with these gorgeous photos of my DD at age 10mths. She was and still is the happiest child ever. She has the chubbiest cheeks and a smile that would melt your heart. I didn't use a sketch for this one as the DP sort of led the way. I couldn't find any DP in my stash to match the colours of my miss' top but I went searching in my 'to throw away' pile and found this DP from Grace Taylor. It isn't good for cardmaking but perfect for SB. I actually had some Artisan Elements up on the left hand corner but stuck out like a sore thumb so I removed it and stuck down this DP from Sassafras Lass. Hope you like. Enjoy the rest of your day.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Mad Hatter Halloween

Afternoon everyone. Just thought I would show you a card I made for the sketch at Friday Sketchers #124. I have had this Graphic 45 Halloween in Wonderland DP for a long long time - pretty much since it hit our shores here in Australia- and haven't used any of it yet so thought it was high time that I made something with it. This is Mad Hatter from the Alice in Wonderland series of digital stamps available at Spesch Designer Stamps. This image has been coloured for a long time too just waiting for a great project to put it on. Hope you like. Enjoy the rest of your weekend.
Hubby and I are off to a Trivia night tonight and looking forward to having some fun. My DH is the King of useless information so we should do well. LOL.

Halloween Something

Can you say OMG....???? I forgot to schedule my Stamp Something post. So sorry. This week we have a wonderful sponsor - Zoe Bunny Crafts. I used Evie from Tickled Pink Stamps to make my 'Halloween Something' for our current challenge. The sentiment is a digital stamp from TPS in a set called Going Batty. Hope you get some inspiration. Drop by the SS blog to see the rest of the DT's inspiration.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Punky Teens Christmas release blog hop

Punky Teens Christmas Release Blog Hop!

Hello all you Simply Betty Stamps fans! Welcome to our Punky Teens Christmas blog hop release! We have a super fun, long hop for you all! I thought we would get some of you involved by posting on the FaceBook page about joining in on the fun. I didn't think I would get a response... well I was wrong! I got many responses and I am so thankful and happy that many of you were willing to participate even when you didn't even know what the images were! We hope you all liked them, and I can't wait for everyone including myself to see them! Now onto the release hop!

These fun, super quirky, and daring characters are part of the Punky teens, Christmas style! Just hop along and see all the fun, cute, and quirky projects everyone has prepared for you!

Now there is a special prize to be won on this hop... Guest DT for the Month of November! All you have to do is create a project using one of the Punky Teen Christmas images, upload it to inlinkz you see below and VIOLA! you are in for the race to become A Simply Betty Challenges Guest DT!

You will have until 10/26 to complete and upload your project! The winner will be announced November 1st! Good luck and I hope to see many of you join in on the fun!

Now onto the hop!

If you came from Suzi's blog than you are in the right place.

I decided to do four cards of the six images as I love

them. I don't know about you but unfortunately if

you send Christmas cards to people who aren't

crafty than you will see your creation in the bin at the end of

the season so I decided to leave them very simple.

Here they are:




Next stop on the hop is Tracy. Thanks for stopping by and saying 'HI'.

If you get lost along the way here is the list:

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Love Bites with Lil Haunt

Morning everyone. Hope we are having a fabulous week. It has been a slow but exciting one here. My big boy had a transition day yesterday for his Primary School. He was fine with it all and don't think he wanted to come home. That is what we all want - for them to enjoy their schooling.

Today is Thursday so that means it is Mad for Markers day for me. We have had some fabulous entries to the Digital stamp challenges over there. Remember to enter as you can win yourself some Spesch Stamps. Today however I have made a card with a Lil Haunt Vampire Lilith from Tickled Pink Stamps and their current monthly sketch challenge.

I had to use the DP and stickers from Creative Imaginations. I just love it.

Copics used:
Skin: E000, 00, 21
hair/cape etc: C10, C7, C5, C3, C1
Reds: R39, 37, 35
Black & Clear Spica pens.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Strawberries and Cream

Morning all. It is Wednesday so that means it is time for another challenge at The Lollipop Ladies. This fortnight we have this gorgeous Strawberries and Cream picture for your inspiration with a Added extra of 'Layering'. I must admit that I forgot about the layering - sorry. I found this Strawberry Shortcake colouring page free online. Just do a google search (sorry can't remember where I got it). Hope you get some inspiration from my creation.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Marcia Jane Blog Designs

If you are looking for a new blog design or even a redesign look no further than
If you have noticed my new blog look it was all done
by Marcia (except the header). Drop on by to the blog and see
her portfolio. Get cracking coz she is busy
making beautiful designs.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Something Punchy

Phew what a day. This is my last post for the day. Just before midnight. As we have gone to Daylight savings I have to try and figure out the time differences again LOL.

Anyway, tonight I have a card for you for Stamp Something with a challenge this week of 'Something Punchy'. So you just need to use a punch here, a punch there, a punch anywhere on your creation. I used my SU border punch and a flower punch. I just love this DP from Bo Bunny and can't go past this gorgeous image from ATS - Grumpy Georgia is her name. Ain't she just cute.

Our fabulous Sponsor this week is Kut 4 U - Here is what they have to say.

Here you will find many different chipboard shapes and books, from teddies to tractors and beyond.

If we dont have it, then drop us an email, and we will endevour to make it for you.

Be sure to check back regularly as new products are being added all the time.