Friday, November 26, 2010

12 Days of Christmas Day 1

It's Beginning to look a lot like a Spooky Christmas! Time to turn our favorite Halloween images into something Christmas! Take any Simply Betty Stamps Halloween Image and create a Christmas Project!

Welcome to Day 1 of the 12 Days of Christmas.
So you heard the woman get cracking. LOL.

I had to use my Mummy Lola stamp. As soon as I saw what this
challenge was I had to use this young mummy. I can just
imagine her coming out of her sarcophagus and tomb just to
open up some Christmas presents.
Please call by the Simply Betty Challenges blog
to see the inspiration from the rest of the team.

Spesch Stamps preorder & sneak peek

Good morning sweet blogging friends. I am very excited to announce the preorder of these two gorgeous rubber stamp designed by the very talented Sylvia. We have 'Proud Unicorn' and 'Cute Unicorn'. These will be released on the 8th of December but if you get yours on preorder you will get them at the discounted price of $8USD. Please go to the Spesch website and get yours now before they are all gone. After the 8th od December they will be at the regular price of $10USD.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Neenah 352gsm

Good morning sweet blogging friends. Hope you are all good. Being a Thursday it is time for my Mad for Markers post. Last week Sammi sent me a sample of the Neenah Solar White 352gsm. Currently Sammi stocks the 216gsm but if there is enough interest then she will be getting some in next year. First I made a non traditional Christmas colours card as per our challenge at Mad for Markers Challenges here. I love this DP from Kaiser called Gypsy Girl (I think). LOL. Great colours.
Please don't look at my awful stamping ability LOL. But here it is in all it's glory. This Neenah card is fabulous for colouring. So thick so doesn't get over saturated but you do need to be careful as it does bleed - but just a little. This is a perfect card for artists who like to use Copic markers as the colouring does not show through when you flip it over.

I made this card for Friday Sketchers and 7 Kids College Fund Challenge of non traditional christmas colours.

Copics used:
Skin; E000, 00, 21, 02
Box; E43, 44, 47
Wrapping paper; Rv99, R59, R39, 37
Dress/socks: BG10, 11, 13, 18 - sleeves; RV29, RV27 (made by me by mixing
RV29 & RV25 together), RV25.
Hair: E50, 51, 53, 55, 59
shading: W0, W1, W3, W5.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Sweet Gothic World Kids release

Today I would like to introduced the Sweet Gothic World Kids by Simply Betty Stamps! Artist Claudia Patron Perez agreed to do these cuties
for Betty and she was just beside myself with thrill and excitement!
Claudia is a freelance artist, a Mexico native and wow is she absolutely amazing! You have to check out her Deviant Art Gallery here! She is wonderful you will see. Claudia has to Betty's excitement agreed on continuing her commissions. She is open for other commissions as well, but ya can't have these cuties they are for Simply Betty Stamps ha! Good news is you can now purchase them at Simply Betty! Woot woot!

So here is the line up from left to right:

Judy, Sally, Wednesday, Tilly, Alex, and Scott
I have used Tilly.
Unfortunately you can't see the glossy effects on the flowers and swirl.
It looks super cook IRL.
Check out the rest of the DT's amazing work at the Simply Betty
Challenges blog here.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Ghouls, Ghosts & Goblins party photos

Here are only a couple of photos of my hubby's birthday party over the weekend. If you are friends with me on FB then you can see all the photos.
Cupcakes that I made.
Our kids - Lachlan as Woody, Tyler as Batman and Ashley as Tinkerbell.
My scary hubby.
Hubby and I.
This is a photo that made me get the motivation to lose some weight.
I hate photos of myself. LOL.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Serious motivation needed

Okay as some of you may know I have become addicted to Zumba. What is Zumba you ask...??? If you don't know then Google it. It is basically the latest fitness craze and OMG it is the best fun ever. I have been doing it for 4months now and haven't lost much weight so I am starting kicking it up a gear. My goal is to lose 20kgs. That is my first goal. If I achieve that then it will be another 8kgs after that. Wish me luck. I am seriously cutting out all sugar (eeeeekkkkk) and bad foods in my diet and going walking every day. Phew. I am gonna be struggling (the sugar withdrawals) but need to do it so badly. I look at myself in the mirror every day and cringe. Anyway I thought I would tell you a little story about myself and show you a couple things I found on the net.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Let the sale begin

Why wait till
Why wait till Black Friday when you get only one day of sales right? Let's get the SALE party started!

Digis @ $2.75
Steampunk Gang
All Victorian Beauties
All Punky Teens
All Jude and his Shenanigan Crew
Spooky Hallow

All Papers @ .40¢

Rubber only $4.00!!
Emo Halloweenies
Everyday Emos
Sorry Christmas Emos still out of stock!

Well what are you waiting for!? Get going before all the papers are gone! This sale will end at Midnight on Saturday Nov. 27th. Hope you all grab yourselves some goodies! It will be the last sale of this @ $2.75

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Happy Birthday Mick

Today is my gorgeous hubby's birthday. We are having a themed dress up party. Ghouls, ghosts & Goblins. I can't wait and everyone that is coming is very excited as well. Here is a photo of my hubby Mick just after the kids gave him his presents. He doesn't normally have a moustache but he is growing this for 'Movember'. If you want to donate email me. It is to help raise money for Men's depression. It is to raise awareness and money for research.
My hubby is dressing up as a Zombie so coz of this I decided that I had better make him a Zombie card. This is Zombie James from Simply Betty Stamps. I did a call out to the girls in the Simply Betty team to think of quotes etc to put on my card. Unfortunately I got them after I put this one on. OMG there were some hilarious ones in there like - You are my best friend, but if Zombies chase us I am tripping you. Great minds taste alike. This is my favourite - Zombies make great pets. They already know how to play dead. hahahahaha LOL. I love it. There are many many more that the lovely ladies came up with. Thanks everyone.
I will be back with photos of the party over the next couple of days. I think I will have a big hangover tomorrow so will most likely be Monday.

Thursday, November 18, 2010


Morning everyone.
Time for a Mad for Markers creation.
The challenge this month is to create a Christmas card
with non- traditional colours.

Hope we are having a wonderful week so far.
Mine has been an extremely lazy one, but managed to get
this card done. The DP is Cosmo Cricket Mitten Weather
that the gorgeous Sammi gifted to me.

Copics used:
Skin: E000, E00, E21
Clothes/shoes: V000, V01, V93
Greys: W1, W3, W5, W7
Other: Lavender Spica pen

Hope you get some Christmas card inspiration from me.
This stamp is Reindeer Kid available from Spesch Stamps.

Enjoy your weekend.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Harry Potter

Oh wow how exciting is this. Harry Potter stamps are now available at Spesch Designer Stamps. There are as many HP fans as there are Twilight and I have found the most talented artist who can give us these.

This is 'On the run'.
Voldemort & Death Eaters
This has been a long time coming. I have only got coloured images as I was so undecided as to what to do with these so here they are in their plain glory. You should see the fabulous work that my DT has done for us. Check them out here. These two are being released but we also have singles of - Harry, Ron and Hermione. Thanks for looking.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Thanksgiving name cards

Oh wow how forgetful of me. I truly lost track of time. My poor little girl has been sick with stomach pains all afternoon so hoping you will forgive my tardiness.

At Simply Betty Challenges we all need to create 'Thanksgiving Name cards'. I thought I would use the Jude and Shenanigans Crew Thankgiving images for this challenge. I printed out the images, die cut them with my trusty nesties and then got my handy chocolate Spica pen out and did the border and names with it. Hope you get some inspiration from my creations.

Have a good weekend.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Only those who dare to fail greatly,

can ever achieve greatly. - Robert F. Kennedy.

I think that this stamp and the other Steampunk images from Simply Betty are perfect images for so many occasions. I thought I would make this to stand up in my craft area. Hopefully it will give me some inspiration to keep going even if I fail.

This is my Mad for Markers post for the week. This image was so great to colour. Even though I only used a small amount of colours a lot of work went in to the colouring.

Copics used:
Skin - E000, E00, E21, E02
Boots- W5, W3, W1
Everything else - E59, 57, 55, 53, 51, 50.
Products: Simply Betty Steampunk digital stamp; Downloaded images from DeviantArt (I did a search for Steampunk backgrounds); Lace ribbon from Wild Orchid; Tim Holtz Distress Stickles - Vintage Photo; Spellbinders tag die; Quote printed on printer; SU dimensional dots.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Spesch 2nd Christmas release Blog Hop

Welcome to the Spesch Designer Stamps second Christmas
release blog hop.
This time around it is the fabulous Max who has designed
these gorgeous Christmas
stamps for us. There are five designs to chose from
- Surfing Santa, Santa Max, Xmas Tree,
Snowman and Reindeer Kid.

If you have come from the Spesch blog then you are in the right place.

Today I have used

Xmas Tree
Surfing Santa
Santa Max
Next stop is Sammi.
Enjoy the ride. We are giving away some more stamps from
this release so please share the love
as your comment may be the lucky one along the hop.
**Please note these are all digital stamps and
will not be available as rubber or clear stamps**

Hop list:
Back to Spesch blog ."

Friday, November 5, 2010

Simply Betty Christmas Emo release blog hop

It's here it's here....!!! Christimas Emos Blog Hop and release day. Woot woot...!!! All these fun cute Christmas Emos are in the house. But that's not all - Echo Park Everybody Love Christmas has also arrived in store at Simply Betty. These papers are going to look great with the new Christmas Emos! Especially for the 12 Day of Christmas. Woo hoo...!!!

The Christmas Emos are now available in both Digi and rubber....but hurry the Digi versions will be available for a very limited time....!!! So don't wait - grab them while you can.

If you have come from Patricia's blog then you are in the right place.

Here is Prezzies for Lola.

Bahumbug Christian
Next stop on the hop is Betty. Make sure you pop back to the Simply Betty Blog to comment and win some yummy goodness.

Simply Betty Challenges #5 - Sketch it out.

Not only do we have a super duper fabulous blog hop happening but we also have a brand new challenge for you over at Simply Betty Challenges. Such a fabulous sketch to follow. I loved making this card. If you participate in this challenge you will have a chance to win 2 of the new Jude and Shenanigan Crew Thanksgiving Digis. 3 winners will have a chance to win.
Rio Trimming the Tree.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Simply Betty Christmas Emo's Preview Day 2

Good evening everyone. What an awesome day of previews for Simply Betty Stamps Christmas Emo release we had yesterday. Today is another day of previews and you should check out the awesome job the DT did with all the lovely stamps. These have to be my favourite Emo stamps. What do you reckon....?? If you pop in to the Simply Betty Stamps blog you will see the amazing creations from the other DT.

This is Merry Betty.
Candycane London
Make sure you drop back tomorrow evening for the Simply Betty Stamps Blog Hop release party and for the sensational new Simply Betty Challenges Challenge for this week. Have a good one.
Products: Simply Betty Merry Betty Digital stamp; Cosmo Cricket Mitten Weather DP (a gift from the gorgoeus Sammi); SU card; Copics used: Skin - E000, 00, 21 Dress- RV93, 95, 99, blender, Fur- C0, C1, C3, blender Stockings/hair/shoes- C10, C7, C5, C1

Simply Betty Candycane London stamp; SU card and DP; Teresa Collins stamp; SU marker; Copics used: Skin E000, 00, 21; Clothes- YG21, 23, 25, 67, R22, 24, 27, 29; Hair- E39, 35, 31

Box with the lot

Good morning Copic lovers.
Hope we are all enjoying the wonderful challenges we have
had for you all here at Mad for Markers. We have all certainly loved
showing you all the things that you can make other than cards.
Today I would like to show you a box I altered and put a gorgeous
TGF stamp on coloured with Copics (of course).

This box started out as a pepper grinder box. I just covered in DP
and attached a coloured image to it. Simple - right...!!!!

Copics used:
Hair: RV19, RV17, RV14
Skin: E000, E00, E21
Dress: C10, C9, C7, C5, BG10, BG11, BG23, BG13
Boots: C10, C7, C5.

That's all for today. Hope you got some inspiration from my creation.