Monday, January 31, 2011

Spesch Surprise Valentine Release

Morning everyone. Today at Spesch we have a surprise release for you all. We weren't going to have any Valentine images but the gorgeously talented Sammi designed some stamps and I reworked them and we came up with these. Ain't she just a talented young lady. Thanks heaps for the stamps sweets. As they were both designed by 'US' we are selling them at a low price of $2 each so get yours today at Spesch.

Below card is to for the Cute Card Thursday
sketch this week.

Angelina in Love
I used the sketch from Friday Sketchers
for this card.

Mike and Molly

Sunday, January 30, 2011

The Sugar Bowl #52

Good morning everyone. Hope we are having a great weekend. It is Sunday morning and OMG it is nearly the end of January. Where has the month gone....?? Truly I don't know. My eldest 'baby' will be going to school at the end of this week. Eeeeeekkk..!! I can't believe he is now such a big boy.

Anyway. On to my card. This is for The Sugar Bowl Challenge #52. You can do a 'Love' card so I opted to do just that. This stamp is Elise and isn't she just the cutest thing ever. I have wanted this stamp for a long time and bit the bullet and bought her. I used my Bo Bunny DP and just love the colours. I copied the heart that she is holding and coloured two big ones for under the image instead of a sentiment. Enjoy your day everyone.

Just wanted to mention that the butterfly was cut out for me by Sammi. You are just gorgeous girl. Thanks for everything sweets.

Friday, January 28, 2011

SBC #4 - Bling it On

Well ladies this week at Simply Betty Challenges we have a very special challenge for you as it's for a very special girl. Back during our 12 days of Christmas we had a special prize, which was to be a Custom digi image drawn by our very own Betty. A special young crafter named Emmy won! Her digi is now ready, and the DT have all used her image this week for our Bling It On Challenge. So this week, since Emmy LOVES Glitter (and lets be honest, who doesnt?? ) we're challenging you to

Bling It On

Here is my card using the 'Emmy' image and lots and lots of glitter.
Trust me it looks better IRL as you can't see all the glitter in this

Another just because card

Good morning everyone. How are we all....???? TGIF - that is all I can say. Must admit that the weekends go oh so quickly as well I feel like we need another day off.

I made this card before Christmas but just didn't have a chance to post it up. It is a nothing card. Just wanted to use one of the gorgeous stamps that Bec stamped out for me (thanks doll). I am in love with the Whimsy Stamps Friendship Ticket Sentiments that I got before Xmas too. You can get a matching die for it too (which I also have).

Enjoy your Friday. Will be back later with the Simply Betty Challenges card.

Close up of colored stamp.
Flourish with a bling and flower from Make it Crafty.
Whimsy Stamps sentiment ticket.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Australia Day Colours card

Good morning my sweet Copic lovers....!!!! How are we all....????

I thought I would say a belated "Happy Australia Day" to all the Aussies out there. Hopefully you had lots of lamb. What is Australia Day without lamb....!!!! LOL.

Okay enough babble from me. Here is another card to show you with the Australian Flag colours for the Mad for Markers monthly challenge. Enjoy your day.

Copics used:
R20, 22, 24, 27
B91, 93, 95, 97
W1, 3, 5, 7
YR20, 21, Y38
Clear Spica pen.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

FS #138

Good afternoon everyone. How are we all...??? Finally I have completed this card that I made with the Forest Friends Deer stamp. She is so cute. I must say a big thank you to Sammi for buying the stamps for me and a lovely extra surprise of another stamp set. You are the best girlfriend. LOL.

Okay I made this for the Friday Sketchers sketch. A little different but you get it....right...????!!!!

I have been watching episodes of "The Hills'. OMG can you have that much drama...??? I don't ever remember having that type of life. Maybe it is just coz they are in Hollywood but I never thought my early 20's were that bad and certainly didn't act as catty as they all do. Hmmm maybe it is just me. LOL.

Friday, January 21, 2011

SBC #3 - Sketch

Wow it has been a long couple of weeks. I am having withdrawals from card making and using the awesome Simply Betty stamps. Unfortunately I messed up and made another card that I shouldn't have. Ooopppsssss....!!!!! So I spent a couple of hours doing a card and then had to make this beauty.

THIS week at Simply Betty Challenges we have a sketch.... by Cheri!!!!

This weeks prize is a collection of papers and chipboard from BoBunny's Crazy Love collection!!!! That's well..... CRAZY!!!

I didn't use the Crazy in Love DP as I don't have any quite yet :( but hopefully
soon. Here is my version of the sketch. I used the Sweet Gothic World Kids Wednesday.
Ain't she the cutest - in a girl with attitude kind of way.
If you like her you can find her here with the rest of the kids.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

A daughter's wish and Mothers gift.

Hello everyone! I am hoping to reach many of you on this special post...

Betty's daughter Rio is turning 13! OMG another teen in the house! Two teens+one toddler= disasterous fun... on most days! LOL

Okay okay, so let me tell you about the Special Image for Betty's Special girl Rio with a Special Birthday request we got from her this year...

Every year Betty will ask the kids what they want for their birthday.
The rest of this post is in Betty's own words
Money, a trip, a party, or an overnight stay at Disneyland.... Rio came to me and said, "Mom, is it really really my choice what I get for my birthday?" I told her of course! So she says, "Ok, this year mom, I want money, but can I do anything at all with it? I mean anything I want mom?" Again, I said of course. "Okay, I want my birthday money to be donated to the children of St. Jude's hospital so they can have a special day, or whatever the money is needed for. I don't want to have money to just blow when I can help other kids that can't get out of bed, or go outside. That's what I want for my birthday!"

Of course I was already choking on my tears before she finished her sentence! What a marvelous request, selfless and special! I had a special image made for her 13th birthday, and I have not told her about it, or shown it to her. I am asking for a very special request myself in honor of my daughter's selflessness.

The image is now available for $3.00 here, I am asking you all to purchase this special stamp and help me bring my daughter special birthday wishes by mailing off a card you make with the image to her... but wait that's not all... all I ask is for the special card to be mailed because the $3.00 made from every purchase will be donated to St. Jude's again in Rio's honor. I am planning on taking her after her birthday to the hospital with the money we raise from this image and her birthday money as requested and giving it all to the hospital!

Her birthday is Feb. 8th, if you all could find it in your hearts to give my little girl that special card my mailing it to her I know it would make her day so special... she is always so grateful of the little things and my hope is to fill that mailbox of ours to the brim with Birthday cards! I plan to gather all cards mailed to her from now until the 8th, and secretly putting them all in the mailbox along with her very favorite chocolates: York Peppermint Patties and Peanut Butter cups! That evening after her birthday dinner I am going to ask her to walk down the street with me to the cluster boxes and have her open the mailbox (I am going to pretend I have not checked the mail all day of course) then BAM! they all pop out at her! Whoohooo! She will be thrilled once she realizes what exactly all those letters are.

So, would you all be willing to help Rio raise a little money for the kids and send off a card? If so here is our mailing address and you can purchase the image at under Rio the Birthday Girl digi! She is the first of six new Emos soon to come!

Here is the image: what do you think of it? Pretty cute huh? She's the special birthday diva turing 13!! I will run this image for $3.00 until the 8th of Feb. after that she will be gone for good. So please be aware that she will be a very limited edition digi! She may later make a debut in rubber but I am not making any promises, I will try my best if there is enough interest in her to be made into Rubber. Thank you all for your support! And please please please spread the word about this special fund raiser. Thank you all again!

Red, White and Blue

Wow I am so in holiday mode still and don't know when I will get out of it. Maybe when the kids start school. Hmmmmmm....!!!! LOL. Anyway I made this card for my Mad for Markers post. This month we have a challenge of 'Red, White and Blue'. Why....???? It is Australia Day here on the 26th of January so what better way to celebrate our fortunate country in a card making way than to have a colour challenge. I used this Kenny K image. I was going to use it for my DH's birthday but decided against it but he is such a geek. LOL. I also followed this weeks Sketch Saturday sketch. Enjoy your day everyone.

Copics used:
Pants: B91, 93, 95, 97
Shoes: R59, R43, R46
Highlights: C3, C1, blender
Hair: E44, E47
Skin: E000, E00, E21.
I started a weightloss blog as I am on a 12week challenge. Anyone interested can go here and see what I am doing. xoxo

Monday, January 17, 2011


Just thought I would show you a fabulous photo of my little girl. One day when we came back to our cabin this huge butterfly was on one of the bushes outside so I ran and got the camera and I picked it up and it decided to land in Ashley's hair. She was really stoked.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Can you measure happiness...???

Hey lovely ladies. Just thought I would show you a LO I did of my two boys. I just adore this photo and the boys just looks so happy. They are the best of friends and I so hope that they stay this way for the rest of their lives. One benefit of having them so close together in age.

I have had this DP from Cosmo Cricket for such a long time and thought it was time to use it. To tell you the truth I have a lot of papers that have just gathered dust as I have been slack using them or I hoard them.

Hope you like.
Enjoy your day.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Forest Elf

This would have to be one of my favourite stamps by Spesch Stamps designed by Sylvia. She did a wonderful job with this one and believe it or not this is the first time I have had a chance to make something with her. She is so adorable. I used the Pixelicious papers by Cosmo Cricket which go perfect with this stamp (I think so anyway). The flowers are from SU. The sketch I used I think is from Sketch Saturday from a few weeks ago (I think - not too sure).

Enjoy your weekend.

Friday, January 14, 2011

I am back from holidays

Hey everyone. Well we are back. We are so thankful that our trip up to NSW didn't end in any flooding (for us) but boy was there a lot of rain up there when we went and can so understand why it is so flooded. Thinking about all those people in QLD who have lost everything in the floods and also to all those who have lost loved ones. So sorry for your loss.

We had a great time away but am so thankful to be home. Can't wait to sleep in my own bed. I have had the worst nights sleep the last 3 nights and if I don't get a good one tonight I think I might blow a gasket.

Here is a couple of my kids. Will post some of the beach hopefully next week.

At Timbertown - Wauhope
In our cabin just before we went to Billabong Wildlife Park.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

SBS Preview Day 4

Hey everyone. It is Day 4 previews of the Simply Betty Stamps Valentine Emo release. This is 'Lola'. She has to be my favourite Emo's that we have. She is cheeky but oh so cute as well. Check out the Simply Betty blog or Challenges blog for more previews.

Okay lovelies I am officially on holidays. We leave for our holiday up on the NSW Coast today. We have 3 half days of the car and then we are there. Hopefully there won't be too much of a disruption for us on our way with all the floods. I was asking my hubby whether we get our money back if we can't get up there but he is also unsure. I hope so. Praying for lots of sun and lots of fun. I will be gone until the 14th so there will be no posts for me - yep I have been very slack and have not even scheduled posts - I need a well deserved break away from it all. Sorry I have been slack lately but I (like you all) do have a life outside of crafting.

See you all soon.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

SBS Preview Day 2

Evening everyone. Hope you enjoyed Preview 1 yesterday for Simply Betty Stamps. Did you go to the blog and check it out - can also be found at Simply Betty Chalenges.

Today we have a Preview of 'Rio'. Don't you just love that tongue hanging out. Now that is true love. I decided to colour the chocolate in her hands in red. Maybe it can be a box of chocolates. LOL.

Make sure you check out the Simply Betty blogs and see the other DT's work - they have all done a marvellous job. Remember these will all be available as digi's on the 7th of January all ready to make those Valentine cards and rubber will be available to order too but won't be shipping until the 2nd of Feb.

Happy 7th Wedding Anniversary to me

I made this card for my hubby for our 7th Anniversary today. It is traditionally the 'Copper' Anniversary but I couldn't any copper to go on my card so this will have to do. I used Mercius from The Steampunk Gang digi's by Simply Betty Stamps.

It is truly hard to think that it has been 7years we have been married but it has been a long long time and am still in love with my man. Happy Anniversary darling hubby.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Simply Betty Valentine Emo Previews

We have a fabulous release for you this week at Simply Betty Stamps and we are kicking off the previews today with Betty from the new Simply Betty Valentine Emo line. I am so very excited. They are just as fab as all the other gorgeous Emo's so you need to check out the blog right now.

Betty and the rest of the Emos will be available in digi form on Friday January 7th at 12 noon. Pre-orders for the Rubber versions will open at that time as well, however the rubber will start shipping Feb. 1st.

The cards you see at the blog made by Betty will be available in a card kit as well. All six Emo Digis, all papers, embellishments and instructions will be included with your kit. Join us on the 7th for our first Challenge/ Blog Hop of the year and for a chance to win some Valentine Emo digis!

Happy New Year