Friday, March 25, 2011

It's a........

.....boy and a girl. LOL.

Hey everyone. I have a couple of cards for you that I made with the gorgeous Panda stamp by La La Land Crafts Stamps which you can get from Mad for Markers here. I must say this stamp is so easy to colour and is fantastic for those gorgeous new baby cards you make (as per my cards).

I tried a couple of scoring/embossing techniques with these cards. On the boy card I used my square nesties and embossed them. I think the effect came out nice and crisp and clean. The girl card I used my bone scorer and a ruler and made the lines. Even though I do like the girl card I prefer the boy one better. What do you think...??? Would love to know your opinion.

The rhinestones were coloured with copic markers.

Copics used:
Boy- B97, 95, 93, 91 W7, 5, 3, 1, Blender
Girl - R85, 83, 81, W7, 5, 3, 1, Blender
Rhinestones- R85, B95

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Preview Day 5 @ Simply Betty

Hey everyone. What a wild day the weather has been here in Melbourne, Australia. Phew....!!!! I got absolutely soaked picking up my eldest at school. Thankfully I didn't have the other two with me or we all would have been drowned.

Anyway. Today at Simply Betty Challenges we have Day 5 of the Sweet Gothic Kids Easter release preview. Today we have 'Tilly' for you. Love the umbrella and had to do red. Why don't you go to Simply Betty Challenges and see the rest of the DT's inspirational work.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Preview Day 2 @ Simply Betty

Have you all been over to the Simply Betty Challenges blog....??? If not then pop on over to see Day 2 of the Sweet Gothic Kids Easter release previews. Yesterday there was Alex and today we have...... Judy is ready for Easter in her cute Skully dress, Bunny ears, and Easter basket!

Judy is cute to boot. Love that long flowing hair and those super cute bunny ears. Stay tuned at Simply Betty Challenges blog for more previews in the coming days.

I must admit I thought I had another week to do the previews for these cute stamps - don't know how as my little boys birthday is in two days - Eeeeeekkkkk.....!!!!! Enjoy the rest of your day everyone.

Friday Sketchers #146

Good morning everyone. I have a card for you today for the Friday Sketchers challenge this week. I thought I had better use one of my new Sweet Pea Stamps that I got in the mail recently. I was lucky enough to get her on the preorder. I really do love these by their new artist Valorie Wade. They really are simply adorable. I will make a card with the other stamp from the plate as soon as I have some time.

Sunday, March 20, 2011


Have you seen the new stamps at Mad for Markers.....?????

Well Mad for Markers are now stocking La La Land Stamps and TGF stamps. These cuties are just to die for. I love colouring both of them which led me to colour this gorgeous stamps called Star Boy Luca. Ain't he cute....!!!!! To get yours today especially if you are in Australia go their site and you can purchase yours today.

Copics used:
Skin: E000, 51, 21, 02
Shorts: B000, 00, 01
Shirt: B06, 05, 04, 02, R29, Y38, 35, 11
Boots: B05, R14, 24, 29
Cape: R29, 24, 17, 14, W5
Hair: E41, 43, 44, 47

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Oops I did it again.....

Ok ok I did it again. I forgot to schedule this post. OMG I so thought I had but have now just realized at the end of my day that I hadn't. OMG I really am not thinking straight. I need a holiday. I really do.

Anyway. I made this with the sketch from Stamp with Fun for my Mad for Markers post for the Monthly challenge. I used this fabulous stamp 'Max' from Spesch Stamps. Another fab creation from Max - can be found in the Halloween stamps section or under Max.
Copics used:
Skin: E000, 51, 21,
Pants/Hair: E49, 29, 39, 35, 31
Shirt etc: BG0000, 10, 11, 23, C3, C1, C0, Blender.

PDF Tutorials

How would you all like some free tutorials on how to make yummy cake toppers, or cookies or everything fabulous to do with food...????? Well go here and read all about it. Louise is allowing us to have her wonderful tutorials for free and I can't wait to get my hands on them. You must stop by and do what is needed to get your hands on them yourself.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Happy Easter

Today I have a card for you from the Create4Fun Challenge blog. I just love their sketch challenges and have not entered one for a while (if I have at all). So here is my take on the sketch. I used the gorgeous new stamp from Spesch Stamps called Goth Easter by Max. I do love this and the other new ones available in store. Go check it out here. I also used the great new papers from MME. I was able to get myself a couple of the 6x6 paper pads available at Susana's Custom Art and Design which I was stoked about as I was not able to buy here in Australia (all sold out). So yay for me LOL. The sentiment stamp is from ATS.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Late post

Hello sweet peeps. Hope you all had a great weekend. It is nearly the end of a long weekend here in Australia. Not that I got much of a long weekend as my hubby's body decided once again to give him a migraine. I tell you what it always happens on a long weekend. Grrrr....!!!! I want to smack his body silly LOL.

Okay today's post is for the Friday Sketchers challenge this week. I used the gorgeous Little Red stamp available from Spesch Stamps. I just love the gothic feel of this gorgeous stamp by Max. In fact I just love all of our designers stamps - so much so that I always find it hard to chose a stamp to use. Enjoy the rest of your day.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Blue Eyed Devil

Morning everyone. I seriously am sorry for the lack of posts lately but some things in my life have changed and I am concentrating on those at the moment more than creating. I have also lost my card making mojo. At least my motivation for it. Hopefully I will feel differently next week.

Now on to my LO. This is my son Lachlan. He is my honey but he is so full on - hence the title on the LO. He can be as sweet as candy one minute but destroying something the next. LOL. I swear he will be the death of me LOL. I saw someone use these Websters Pages DP on a LO and I so wanted to do the same thing. Do you think I can remember who it was...?? Nope. So so sorry for not giving credit where it is due. I had a sheet of stickers that I bought with this DP and do you think I can find them. Nope. Ahhhhhh....!!! I really have been such a scatter brain lately.

It is a long weekend here in Australia. Off to one of my good friends place this arvo and hoping for an extra sleep in on Monday (hahahaha like that will happen).

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Our Tink

** Correction on this first sentence ** Okay listen I am gonna blame preggo brain (even though I am not pregnant) for my lack of Mad for Markers post. I posted on the wrong week last week and even though Sammi said I could have this week off I said I would still do another post. Well I forgot. I am such a scatter brain. I just can't get it right lately. I seriously don't know what has happened to my mojo either. Ahhhhh...!!! Please put me out of my misery LOL.

Okay today's post is all about the littlest Miss in my life Ashley.

This photo was taken at DH's birthday last year which was a dress up party. I was going to give this to Ashley for her birthday but seeing it was there we just gave it to her early for Mick's party. She did so much growing last year and this has to be my favourite photo of her for the year.

Okay off for another pick up and then school pick up. Ahhhh going crazy I think. Bye for now.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

March Release at Spesch

Good morning all. Over at Spesch Stamps we have a new release of three Easter stamps. There is two new ones from Max and one from Sylvia. Why don't you pop on over to the Spesch blog and see the inspiration from the DT with the new stamps.

Goth Easter by Max
Little Red by Max
Bunny with Chick by Sylvia.
Also available with flowers on the egg.
Sorry I was lazy this release and didn't make anything for it.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Spring has sprung

Hello everyone. Are you enjoying your weekend....??? Here in Australia it is Saturday night. 8.20pm to be exact LOL. I think I am ready for bed. *yawn* Been one of those weeks. Anyway.

This card I made with the new images from the WOJ Spring Collection. I got the Spring Kit and it was so well worth it. I love all the stamps- so much so that I just can't decide which one to use next. This DP by My Minds Eye is just to die for and is perfect for all your Spring cards. Here in Australia we have just come in to Autumn. I tell you what it kind of went from warm days to cold ones however today was a gorgeous day (of which I spent most of it inside at a Bodyshop party but loved it). Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

- WOJ - Blooms and Buttons
- Cute Card Thursday - Signs of Spring
- Creative Inspirations - In the Garden

Products: WOJ stamp; ATS sentiment stamps; MME DP; SU card; flower & leaf punches; Kaiser adhesive pearls; Nesties; Buttons from stash.

Friday, March 4, 2011

Hope Tattoo completed

This tattoo is one of Jasmine Beckett-Griffith paintings
by the name of Hope and Despair. I only
got the Hope one as I thought the other was a little
dark and I wanted a positive tattoo.
Love it. The shading is wonderful and apparently
within a couple of days the colours will be brighter too.
Thanks to Malcom who did it. Super talented and
very patient.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Hanglar Birthday wishes

Hello Copic lovers.
I am here for another Thursday post for Mad for
Now we are all not very good at boy cards - if you are then
you are a star. Even with two boys I can't seem to
get it right. There is always something missing. LOL.

Good thing you only love me for my colouring ability hahahaha.
Here is a Hanglar card for your inspiration.

Copics used:
Skin: E000, 51, 02, 21
Block: W9, 7, 5, 3
Overalls:E53, 55, 57, 59
shirt: G20, 21, 24, 26 (my own of G24 & G28 together)
Hat: W5, 3, 1 blender, G20, 21, 26,
Hair/shoes: E29, 39, 35, 31.
Ground: E41, 43, 44
sky: BG1000, 100, blender, C1

I am getting my 'Hope' angel tattoo finished today. Am very excited. Will show you photos of it this evening.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Veronica and Gang Blog Hop

Good afternoon everyone. Hope you are all well. Today we have some amazing new stamps from Simply Betty Stamps. These are called 'Veronica and Gang' and they were designed by a fabulously new artist to SBS by the name of Alicia Bel. These are just so 60's Lolita style stamps. I do love them all.

Well you are here today for a fab Blog Hop from all us girls at SBS. If you have come from Suzi's blog than you are in the right place however if you have just come to my blog why don't you join in the fun. What is a blog hop without a prize so make sure you go to the Simply Betty Challenge blog and find out what that prize is ;)

This Sketch is from Create 4 Fun Challenge.
I used Veronica on this card.

This sketch is from Sketch Saturday.
I have used Christy on this card.
I am the last on the hop.
Hope you enjoyed you hop and see you all next time.