Saturday, February 26, 2011

Friday Sketchers #143

This week at Friday Sketchers they have this great sketch. Nice and clean and simple, which is perfect for this stamp I used with the sketch.

This stamp is called Pink Lightening and is a new line of stamps that Crafts & Me are carrying. I love Jasmine Beckett- Griffith's art and this is one of her painting. There are many more painting - amazing painting. In fact I love her art so much that I got a tattoo of her 'Hope' fairy from her Hope and Despair painting (see photo below of the outline). Hope you like. I tried to colour her the same as the original painting and I did okay but could have been better.

The wings are coloured in with a black Copic Spica pen. So cool.

Copics used: Skin- E000, 00, 21, 02, 21 Hair - E50, 51, 53, 55, RV21, 23, 25, 29 Dress/stockings- RV21, 23, 25, 29, W5, W1. Wings- RV25, W3, black spica pen.

On a personal note - just letting you all know that I have had great success on my Zumba in Melbourne weight loss challenge - I have lost 5.6kgs in 6wks. So another 6wks to go and crossing my fingers that I win the mystery prize. LOL. bye for now.

Friday, February 25, 2011

Sketchy Colors #59

Morning everyone. Today I have a card for you that I made with the sketch from Sketchy Colors. I must say that when I received my Spring Stamp Kit from WOJ I was absolutely rapt. I love all the stamps and can't wait to ink them all up. I have however run out of Ez Mount so am waiting for it to arrive in the mail so I can mount them.

For this card I thought I would try some new. Pastel/vintage style- Swedish style. I used this DP from Prima called Jack and Jill which I have had for a while. She was quite easy to color - but why wouldn't she be when she is just so gorgeous. Enjoy your weekend everyone.

Products: WOJ stamp; SU Oval All stamp; Prima Jack and Jill DP; SU card; Vintage Sepia ink; Prismacolor pencils for shading; Copics used; skin - E000, 00, 21, 02, Dress - R0000, R00, R11, R21, R81, R85, W5, W3, Hair - E50, 51, 53, 55, Sleeves - Boooo, B01, B02, R81, 85; Kaiser adhesive pearls; I am Roses flowers.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Friday Sketchers #142

Good afternoon. Sorry for the additional post today but I thought I had better get a post up today with this card as it was made with the Friday Sketchers sketch and that ends tomorrow. So here she is. Tilda and her party balloons. I was lucky enough to snap these up from Bizzy Becs. I really don't know if I like any of the others but they may have to be some that go on my wish list but for now I got these two. I really loved using these papers from Bo Bunny - you all know that I love bright colours. Enjoy my sweets. See you tomorrow with another post (shock horror LOL).


Good morning everyone. I am here on another Thursday
with 'hopefully' some inspiration for you all. At Mad for Markers
our monthly Challenge is Crazy Hair. Please join us
if you haven't already.

Now I coloured this image for the challenge (of course) but when I had
finished the hair it so did not match the DP. Hmmm what to do. Well
the best thing about Copic markers is that you can colour over
dark colours and it still won't contaminate the marker colours.
Go to list of Copics to see what I used for the hair to fix.

Copics used:
Hair: R59, R46, R43, R29 (to fix colour).
Skin: E000, E00, E21, E02
Crown/dress: R0000, R00, R20, R32
Boots: W9, W7, W5, W3.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Steam Punk Romance Blog Hop

Hello everyone! Today we have an awesome new release Steampunk Romance! What's a release without a hop right? If you came from Suzi's blog than you are in the right place. If you happened by my blog than why don't you go to the Simply Betty Challenges blog and start the hopping. I am sure you will not be disappointed.

Here are my cards to 'try' and inspire you:


Now you all know it's not an official hop until deals and prizes are given out right! Of course you do. So for the deals...

How about all Six New Steampunk Romance Digis for $18 used code VDSP18


3 New Steampunk Romance Digis for $9 use code VDSP09

And don't forget the First Steampunks are now available in rubber! Here are some discounts on those:

3 for $18 used code RUB318
6 for $35 use code Rub635

Now for the prizes...

One will be chosen from the comments on the Simply Betty Challenges blog by Two others will be chosen from two secret blogs and the comments on those blogs. So get to hopin' and get to commenting. Three lucky winners will be chosen to win two Steampunk Romance Digis of their choice . Good luck and have fun seeing all the eye candy!

Here's the blog list:

Starts here at SBC
Your next stop is:

Monday, February 21, 2011

Never Never Never Give Up

Hello everyone! Thank you for stopping by today...
The girls from Simply Betty Challenges and I are excited to share
with you the wonderful stamp that Betty
designed for Katie!

Many of you may know all about Katie's battle with cancer, however if you don't please go here:

Katie is an amazing woman and we are all very proud to have been allowed to help. You can help too! All you have to do is make a $15 donation, and you get this lovely stamp collection:

Here is what I made with her:

I had my Grandmother pass away from Cancer and it
was a horrible time - not only because we found out
that she had the disease but that she knew it and
totally gave up. We were all so sad at that
time and even though I wasn't close to her I
still felt the pain. Please help us help Katie but making
a donation.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

40th Birthday surprise

When the gorgeously talented Christy Croll from Tiddly Inks asked 40 people to volunteer to make a card for her good friend Kellie's 40th Birthday I jumped at the chance. Kellie's favourite colours are Red, Black and White together and even though Christy gave us all who volunteered some fabulous digital papers I couldn't go past my Bo Bunny DP that I bought for all those Valentine's cards that I didn't make LOL. Here is the card I made for Kellie. Hope she likes it.

Back of the card.
Don't you just love those Kids Quotes from Inkadinkadoo. I have two sets of them and haven't had much of chance to use them so thought this was perfect.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Sue's Surprise candy

The gorgeous Sue has decided to give away a rubber stamp
to one lucky person to celebrate the new release
of stamps at Bizzy Becs.
Go here to see more details.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Don't toss it, use it.....!!!!

we are challenging you to RECYCLE. Come on how easy is that..
Don't toss it, Use it.
You can use scrap leftover paper, packing from paper, embellishments, bits and pieces of leftover embellishments or anything craft or non craft related.
It's up to you, just have fun with it and use things in a way you would never even think
to use on your creations.

Here in my house I put all my scraps in a box that sits on a chair
next to me however they do normally
get given to the kids as I always forget to use
the scraps in the box. On my
search for stuff for this card I found lots
of paper I forgot I still had bit of so I hope I can
come up with some cards with them soon.

Here is my recycled creation:
I used Alex from the Sweet Gothic World Kids line and
you can find him here.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Mini mayhem

These gorgeous stamp by Magnolia is the mini one from the Fairytale collection and I have been dying to get my hands on some more but the postage is just too much from the US. Oh well. LOL. I made these to attach to my little girl's hairclips. Thought it would be cute. Unfortunately I was unable to acquire some new ones before today so I have left them as is. The crazy hair is for the Mad for Markers Crazy hair challenge. So awesome how many different colours you can make someones hair. Hope you like.

Copics used:
skin; E000, E00, E02
Hair: RV10, 25, 29, G05, 02, 000
Wings: RV0000, RV10, G0000, 00, 02
Dress: C3, 1, 0
other: blender and clear spica pen.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

WOYWW & Cody and Stars

Wow it has been a while since I did a Whats on your Workdesk Wednesday post but here it is. As you can see as always my table is pretty neat. At the bottom left of the picture there is an Atkins snack bar. I am addicted to them LOL. That tray holds my card to stamp on and also all the stamped images I already have - lol - they are covered in the DP in the photo. On my desk you can also see the below card. This card was made with a new image from Sylvia Zet at Wee Stamps. I am a huge fan of Sylvia's - of course being a designer for Spesch stamps and all and needed to do a shout out about her little give away too. If you pop on over to Sylvia's blog you will be able to find out how to get Suzi for free. This stamps is called Cody and Stars. So cute.

Okay enough babbling from me.
This card was made with the sketch from Sketch Saturday.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Wee Stamps

The very talented Sylvia Zet who designs for Spesch Stamps has opened up her own Digital stamp online store. You can not believe how excited I am. I can't wait to see what she brings out for her lovely fans. Check it out here. I am sure there is going to be whimsical and cute stamps galore. Good work Sylvia.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Stamped Flowers

Afternoon everyone. Hope we are all well. I have had a busy week. My son started school this week full time and boy do I not look forward to the drop off and pick up. So many crazy parents and children and I am one of them LOL.

This card started out as another because card. I just made it as I love this image but couldn't find a challenge to use it with but lo and behold at The Secret Crafters Saturday Challenge this week the challenge is to use stamped flowers. Thankfully the gorgeous Sassy Girl here has flowers in her hair. Woot.

This gorgeous DP had the butterflies and I just couldn't bring myself to cover them up with the image so I cut around them and made them a feature on the image. Yay. I think it looks cool.

I am off to make some sugar cookies with my kids and 'hopefully' ice them with Royal Icing although I may wait until they are in bed. I will have to see.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Blogger & Dashboard

I don't know if I am the only one that this has
happened to but thought I would bring it to your attention

Since Blogger did some kind of upgrade or whatever
it was you have to sign in to peoples blogs regardless
of whether you are signed in to you dashboard.
The only reason why I discovered this is that
all the fabulous posts that I used to see every morning
when I went to my Dashboard were no longer there so
I checked and lo and behold I have to sign in.
So if your notifications of blog posts has dropped off
significantly than that would be the reason why.

That is all.

Purple Dream

Good morning everyone. Are we all enjoying the current challenge over at Mad for Markers....????If you haven't popped in already to see what it is you really should. I don't know about you all but I love colouring different hair colours but don't do it nearly enough. I thought this Sweet Pea stamp was perfect for using a crazy colour like purple for the hair. Good luck. Can't wait to see what you come up with.

Copics used:
Hair: V93, V15, V17, V9
Skin: E000, E00, E21, E02
Other purples: V91, 93, 15, 17
Greens: YG21, 23, 25, 67, 63
Background: BG11
Purple spica pen.
Other: E08, E04

I am happy today. I have my eldest at Prep, my youngest at daycare and the middle one at home with me but I can handle that. Only one is better than three LOL. Have a good one.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Happy 13th Birthday Rio

Happy 13th Birthday RIO....!!!!!

Betty the owner of Simply Betty Stamps has a very special daughter, Rio...!!!
On her 13th birthday instead of being a normal teen Rio has asked
for no gifts and any money that she would get for her birthday
be donated to her local hospital St Judes.

So in crafting fashion, Betty got this gorgeous stamp
designed for Rio for her birthday and all proceeds from
the sale go to St Judes.

As this is just the most selfless thing that any 'new' teen
could ever do Betty asked us all to make card with the stamp
and send it to Rio for her birthday.

Not a problem.

Here it is darling- Have a great day....!!!!

Image up close and personal. Unfortunately you can't really see
all the glitter on the image and accessories. Her lips are a
gorgeous colour.
Inside of the card

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Simply Betty Valentine Birthday challenge reminder

This weeks challenge is a double whammy... Create a Valentine Birthday card with a color combo... the color combo being Black, Pink, and Turquoise! Pretty easy if you ask me! I love that combo as a matter of fact! So get to it and have fun! One lucky winner will get two yep 2 Rubber Stamps: Betty and Christian Valentine Emos! Not bad eh?

I must admit that I actually didn't read this properly and made a 'Valentine Card' so then had to change the sentiment. Thankfully it was a simple enough design that I could do that or I would have been a bit bummed.

You have until Thursday evening to get your cards in.

Can't wait to see your entries.