Friday, December 31, 2010

Say What....????

Just thought I would show off a card I made with this stamp from TGF from the Sweet & Toxic set. Enjoy your New Years Eve everyone. Make sure you have a safe one.

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Anything goes with WOJ

Just a short one from me today. I thought I would make a Winter card as some of you are enjoying and some not (LOL) the snow you have all been getting. Don't you just love this gorgeous stamp from WOJ...???!!!! I do. LOL.

This card was made for the Mad for Markers - Anything Goes challenge.
Copics used:
B000, B000, B00, B02, R85, R83, R81, C01, C03, W1, W3, Blender,
BV20, BV23, BV25.
Other products: WOJ stamp; SU DP; Whimsy Stamps sentiment
stamp, and dies; pearl brads; Distress Stickles Clear; Glimmer Mist.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

The Pink Elephant & WOYWW

Morning everyone. Hope we are all well. I have a house full of sick kids. My gosh I can't wait until they are all better. I really don't like cleaning up the poos and spews and it just keeps coming. Ahhhhhh....!!! It is doing my head in.

Anyway - thought I would do a What's on your workdesk Wednesday post. Not very exciting as always - I actually cleaned up my table somewhat yesterday so it was messy yesterday, maybe I should have done the photo then LOL. Here it is.

Thought I would make a card with the Oh Boy, Ian stamp I got from TGF for the Card for a Stamp Swap. He is so darling. Great to colour. I always struggle with boy cards but think I just need to more of them. The Pink Elephant are showcasing cards made with ribbon so thought I would whack one together as well.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

My Top Ten cards of 2010

Hello everyone. Wow what an crazy Christmas we had. So glad it is over.

I thought I would join in the wonderful blog hop over at Suzi's blog. All you have to do is post your favourite cards of the year. I did 12 cards not 10. I thought I would show off a card a month. So it would be my 12 Top cards of 2010 LOL. Hope you all don't mind. Have fun with it.




Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas everyone
I thought I would steal this from Sylvia's blog (designer for Spesch).
Please drop by share some love and follow her blog.

Friday, December 24, 2010

Happy Holidays everyone

My kids next to the tree.

Just saying have a safe and happy Christmas everyone.
We are off to my sisters today for a couple of days.
Looking forward to spending time with my family.
Have a good one.

Our tree last Christmas

Friday, December 17, 2010

Happy Birthday Ashley

Happy Birthday my baby girl
Today is my little girls 3rd birthday.
She has bought so much sunshine in to our
lives and she has certainly completed
our family.
Here are some pics of my little girl.

A couple days old.
18mths old
About a week.

Have a good one.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Anything goes with Tilda

Good morning everyone. It is Thursday so it is my Mad for Markers post day. I must admit I did colour up this stamp a few weeks back waiting for this challenge but only just used the sketch over at Friday Sketchers to create the card. It took me a while to find the DP to go with the colours on this. Unfortunately the bluey-grey of these BV markers do not match a lot but I found the perfect one from Kaisercraft.

I have used the 352gsm card with this card and OMG I am so in love with this card. If you haven't already preordered your card you 'need' to do it now. It is perfect card to use Copics with - it really does blend better than the thinner card. If you use Papertrey ink card than you will love this (hint hint Alleena). LOL.

Anyway a list of colours are at the bottom.

Markers used:
Skin: E000, 00, 21, 02
Hair: YR20, 21, E08
Dress/shoes: BV20, 23, 25, 29, R12, 14, 17
Shading: B0000, B000; G1, blender

Products used: Magnolia stamp; Kaisercraft DP; SU card; SU flowers; beads; thread; AC ribbon; Ezybow

Monday, December 13, 2010

MDUC #76

Good morning everyone. Wow what a silly season it is indeed. I just can't get over how many people are at the shops on the weekend. It is so crazy. If they were smart like me they would have got their Christmas shopping done ages ago - but alas they aren't and are leaving to the last minute. I can't even go to the shops and buy something that is not for Xmas. Crazy I tell ya.

Anyway enough of my ramble. I have finally made a card for Magnolia Down Under Challenge. It has been nearly a year since I left and haven't entered a challenge :( My Magnolia's just weren't appealing to me for a while there but last night I decided I needed to use one of my new Christmas stamps for the new colour Challenge at MDUC. The colour challenge is to use: Red, Brown and Cream on your card. So here is my take on the challenge.

Enjoy your day.
Products: Magnolia stamp from Tickled Pink Stamps; Spellbinders Frame die; Kaisercraft DP; SU card; Memento Rich Cocoa ink; SU ribbon; I am Roses flowers; Antique Linen distress ink; Copic markers used- Skin; E000, E00, E21, E02; Dress/hair: E50, E51, E53, E55, Blender; Socks/Wings: R11, R12, R14, R17; Wand: YR12, YR14, E08, E59, E49; Dress trim: E57, E59, E55.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Blue Butterfly Stamps @ Bizzy Becs

There are some new stamps in town.
Blue Butterfly stamps by Bizzy Becs.
How would you like your chance to win these gorgeous
rubber stamps...????
Pop in to the Bizzy Becs Store blog here and enter the candy.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Meet Ebony


All I can say is that is has been a busy busy week for me and isn't going to get much better next week with my little girl's 3rd birthday next friday. Although we aren't having a party we are still having a cake etc for my little girl. Can't wait. Her favourite thing in the world at the moment is Tinkerbell so a Tink card is in the making.

Today I have a card for you made with the sketch over at Sketch Saturday and this gorgeous fairy stamp by Deb's Creations. Meet Ebony. Ain't she the cutest. You should see the rest of The Emerald Faeries. They are adorable.
I decided I have to use my Cosmo Cricket DP - Pixilious. OK enough babbling. Hope you all have a wonderful weekend.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Wendy in pink

Good morning everyone. Today is Thursday so that means it is my personal Mad for Markers post. I decided to show you my card made for the Spesch Stamps release. This is Wendy. I think she is so darn cute. Love that hair blowing in the wind and her little wand. Perfect image for any occasion really - birthday, friendship, thank you - you name it.

Copics used:
Skin: E000, 00, 21,
Dress: R81, 83, 85
Hair: E50, 51, 53, 55
Stars: Y17, 18
Background: B0000, B00
Products: Spesch Stamps Wendy digital stamp; Jack & Jill DP by Prima Marketing; I am Roses flower; SU Great Friend stamp; SU punch.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Spesch Stamps release

Good morning sweet blogging friends. Hope you are all well. Today I am super duper excited to officially launch the gorgeous Unicorn stamps at Spesch Designer Stamps but also two other designs. One of them is called Wendy and the other is Wineglass (see below). Such cute images once again from the very talented Sylvia. Oh and if you want you should check out Sylvia's blog. I am sure we will see gorgeous new creations on there from her.

Here is Wineglass in all it's glory. Make sure you check in to the Spesch blog for the other DT's gorgeous creations.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Dreaming of Steampunks

Yahoo....!!!! We are now at the halfway point of the 12 Days of Christmas for Simply Betty Challenges. There has been some amazing creations along the way and many more to come I am sure.


The Children all snug in their beds, while visions of Steampunks danced in their heads! I don't know about you all, but lately these are some of my favorites in Christmas theme! The are beautiful in Greens, Reds, and Beige for a more Vintage Christmas feel. So, you know what is next right? Create you most Merry Steampunk project and upload it to inlinkz @ Simply Betty Challenges! You have until Dec. 7th at 11PM PST! Good luck all, we can't wait to see you all color these beauties!

I had so so much fun making this card. The border around the oval image is actually the Cogs from the Tim Holtz Die, cut in half and attached to the back. Was really enjoyable to do.

Copics used:Skin- E000, 00, 21; Dress- R20, 22, 24, 27, 29, BV000, 00, 01, 04, YG23, 25, 67; Jacket/boots- W1, 3, 5, 7.
DP: Cosmo Cricket Mitten Weather;
Other: Tim Holtz Die; craft poinsetta's; MM brads; Spellbinders Oval dies.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Kat Mandu & Friends

Wow can you believe it is nearly the end of the year. Eeeeekkkk....!!!!! Christmas is well and truly on it's way and you can certainly tell with all the gorgeous decorations up in the shops.

Over at Simply Betty Stamps we have a wonderful new release for you called 'Kat Mandu & Friends'. The gorgeous talented Gretchen Flores who designed the fabulous Victorian Beauties also created these super cool images. You must check out the Simply Betty Challenges blog for the DT's inspiring creations.

I have used Charlie.
The DP used on this card is from Simply Betty Stamps also. It is the Echo Park Everybody Loves Christmas range - this is called Trimming the Tree.

mwah Tracey
Now I absolutely love Christmas as I get to spend time with my family who live so far away. I wish they were all so much closer but not to be. My IL's on the other hand pretty much live just around the corner (so to speak) and we see very little of them. Wish they wanted to spend more time with the kids mostly but hey they are divorced and my FIL remarried. Anyway. My whinge.

Christmas presents all purchased and I am not going to the shops for the rest of the month. OMG how crazy is it. Impossible to get a park and people everywhere. Like how much shopping can you possibly do. Like it is always packed - there are not that many people in this area. I don't get it. I am in and out with what I went in to get and don't go back again. Oh well. The kids will be super happy with their presents at least. LOL.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Alternative Christmas card

Today I am here bringing you
a very alternative Christmas card indeed. Today is
Now some of you know that I am an 'artist' - I do drawings
like the one on front of the card below. Up until I had kids I would
do one of these drawings for my MIL for her birthday/Christmas
but didn't have time after the kids came along.
Of course at that stage I didn't have Copic markers either.
If you check out the pic at the bottom with one of the drawings
using textas. Eeeeekkk...!!! Thank
heavens for Copic markers. So here is the Christmas card
using non traditional season colours. This was done on the
Neenah 352gsm card.

Copics used:
Black Multiliner 0.5mm, BV29, BV25, BV23, BV20.

Enjoy your day.