Friday, May 27, 2011

50's Betty

Waahhooo! It's finally here! Our release day over at Simply Betty Stamps!

All 50's Emos Clear stamps are now available in the store... and we have a little added surprise with the purchase of all six of these cuties!

Everyone that purchases all six of the 50's Emos clear stamps will receive a bonus prize.

50's Emo Betty
Pop on over to the Simply Betty stamps blog to see more inspiration with this wonderful stamp.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Happy birthday to me

It's my birthday today. OMG I won't tell you how old I am but think my joints are starting to creak LOL. Nah not that bad. Hoping for a day of a sleep in (this is a scheduled post), shopping, my favourite dinner and then my regular Zumba class. Can't wait.
Thought I would make a birthday card seeing I thought it was fitting for this day. I used the sketch from Stamp with Fun. This is also my Mad for Markers Thursday post - the challenge this fortnight is to colour your embellishments so I coloured the rhinestones. What do you think....?? I love this new DP (well to me anyway) from MME in their Lime Twist range.

Copics used:
Skin: E0000, 000, 00, 11, R20
Dress/Apron: R24, 22, 29, BG10, 11, 23, 72, W3
Presents: YG21, 23, 25, 63, 67, BG72, 75
R24, 29, 22, 21, BG10, 23
Rhinestones: RV99, YG25, BG13, R24, BG75
This card was made for the Sketch Saturday sketch and I had all intentions of using this for my Mad for Markers post but I am just so unhappy with it that I am not even going to enter the challenge. Just thought I would show you. Must be the colours. I can't work out why I don't like it but I don't LOL.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Act your dress size.....

Today over at Simply Betty Stamps we have Rio for you... just look at how cute she is trying to break Hula Hoop records by swinging not one but two Hula Hoops in one.

How many of you can Hula Hoop? I used be able to, I am sure I could probably do it now too but might injure myself.

Well, best to leave it to this 50's cutie!

Sunday Sketch and Stamp #56

Morning all. Yep another Gorjuss Girl. This is one by Santoro. She is just so darn cute. It is called 'The Owl'. I used the sketch from Sunday Sketch and Stamp. I used the Cream Cordenons card I purchased from Shop Bron last week. I got it in the mail yesterday and had to use it straight away. It is the best card to colour on if you don't want to use white. It gives brighter colours (I think anyway). If you want to see the difference in the colours go to this post I did last week.

I have another sick boy home this week. Last week it was Tyler with the flu and this week it is Lachlan with a huge Ulcer in his mouth that is causing him a lot of grief. Poor thing just won't stop crying on and off and there isn't much I can do about it.

Enjoy your day.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Just love Flowers

Recently my gorgeous DT member Suzanne from Mad for Markers
was diagnosed with Breast Cancer. Please read the below and buy some
yummy flowers.

Suzanne said:

I have recently been diagnosed with Breast Cancer for the second time and am currently undergoing treatment.

I have been asked on many occassions if I would sell my flowers and until recently did not really want to do this but I had decided by selling my flower collections it would be a fantastic way to raise money for breast cancer research.

I am not classed a survivor for another 5 years.

Please help me in my quest, the Breast Screening Programme saved my life and the lives of many other women.

Go here to buy you flowers. You won't be disappointed.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Blast from the Past Previews for Simply Betty Stamps

Ra ra ra.....!!!!!

Welcome to 50's London from the new Emo collection over at Simply Betty Stamps.
Don't you just love those pom poms....???!!!!! I know I do. Lots of skulls everywhere. Love it.

These stamps will only be available in rubber so when they are released be quick as I am sure they will all fly out the door. Make sure you stop by the Simply Betty Stamps blog to check out the other DT's preview cards.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Willow Sketchie Challenge

Morning all. Saturday. Yay....!!!! I am set for a weekend of some girly time with some of my besties and can't wait. Should be good to catch up and gossip and laugh and cry and laugh-cry. LOL.

Okay today I have a card made with the sketch from Willow Sketchie Challenge. I only discovered this challenge during the week and just love this weeks sketch so had to participate. I used a digi image from Crafts and Me. Can't remember the name of image (sorry I am bad at that and I am too lazy to go look). Here she is. Enjoy your weekend. I am betting I will be enjoying mine.

The DP used on this card is Collections DP. I love the colours on this one.

Friday, May 20, 2011

1 Sketch, 2 Cards

Good morning. Have we all had a good week. All I can say is TGIF....!!!!! It has been a long week in this house with my 6yr old home from school all week with the flu and gosh it makes a difference when he is home - not in a good way either. Now DH is sick too. Ahhhh I am supposed to be having a girls weekend and come hell or high water I will be going - sick hubby or not.

I have two cards for you this morning using the same sketch from The Secret Crafters Saturday challenge, papers and image but the difference is that I have used two different coloured card to colour on. Over at Shop Bron they have the Cordenons Blending card. It is very similar to the Express It Blending card but I tell ya what I love the Cream. The colours came out a little brighter but darker at the same time. Love how it came out.

Below is the two card colours side by side.
Cream on the left and white on the right.
White card
Cream card.
Cards side by side. White on left.
I used the same Copic markers colours on all the same
parts of the stamp except the skin. I started with E00 with the
Cream card as I wanted it to be darker.

Copics used:
hair: E50, 51, 53, 55
Bag: E31, 35, 39
Wings/dress trim: Y21, 23, 26, 28
Butterflies: R81, 83, 85, YG06, BV20, 23, 25
Grass: G21, 24
Marbles: RV25, V05, B04, Y38, YG07
Dress: R00, R11, R02, W3
Sky: B0000
Prismacolor pencils for grass blades.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Colouring Embellisments

Oh my gosh it is another challenge. The time does fly quickly but this time we have some exciting new things for you to do over at Mad for Markers challenges, like colouring embellishments. I love airbrushing things with my Copics and flowers are a big one for me. In the card below I used R85 and YR12 to colour my flowers with my air brush. The pearl brad was coloured with B21. Hope you get some inspiration. And remember the possibilities are endless. Imagine shoes sprayed or coloured with your copics. Onesies for babies with an image stamped and then coloured with your markers.

I am entering this card in the Truly Scrumptious and A Spoon Full of Sugar with a 'theme' of 'Anything Goes'. Perfect.
Just thought I would show you all the markers I used
on this image (excluding the skin colours). Lots of markers.
Copics used:
Skin: E0000, 000, 00, 11
Umbrella/shoes: R81, 83, 85, 89- B21, 23
Hair: E49, 59, 55, 41
Jacket: YR21, 12, 14, 20
Dress: G21, 24, 26
Socks/background: C10, 7, 5, 3, 1, 0
Flowers airbrushed with R85, YR12
Other: card is Neenah 352gsm.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

SSS108 with CC Designs

Morning once again. Wow have you noticed that I have been posting every day...??? Well I have some serious Mojo at the moment so taking advantage of that as much as I can, so that means making lots of cards.

I have had this digital stamp for a while but thought it was high time to make something with her. I coloured her up and then decided I would use the sketch from The Sweet Stop. I made it very simple as the papers are very busy and so is the coloured image. You can't see the sentiment stamp very well but is says 'Best Wishes'. Enjoy the rest of your day everyone.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011


Good morning, good morning. *Yawn*. I really do need to get earlier nights but I think these early mornings are killing me. LOL. I am wearing myself out.

How are we all this morning. Freezing like we are here in Melbourne, Australia or are you in a sunny part of the world. Wherever you are hope you are well.

Enough babble. I made this card with the sketch from The Sweet Stop but unfortunately with blogger being down last week I was unable to put up on here and thus missed the cut off for the challenge. Seeing I made the effort I still decided to post on here anyway.

I made this card using the 352gsm Neenah card available at Mad for Markers. Again I was light of hand so no bleeding (geez I must be getting good at this stuff LOL). I ought to be - I am off to the intermediate Copic Certification next month. Can't wait. Hopefully I will see some familiar faces and meets some new ones too. Unfortunately I didn't write down the markers I used for this card. My bad. Sorry. If you need to know i am sure I could find them. The chipboard butterfly was airbrushed with a Spica pen. Yep you can use them too and it comes out brilliant. Give it a go if you have the ABS. You will love the effect. Anyway enjoy.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Make it Lacy

Morning. Ahhh it is Monday already. Where does the time go....???? Wish we could have a 3day weekend but alas not to be.

Today I have a card made for the Just Magnolia challenge - 'Make it Lacy'. I actually made this card when blogger was down and had no idea what the JM challenge was. Good thing I did as it fit in perfectly. Thought I would try something different with the colouring and used E50 for shading/shadow instead of a grey for the white bits. Looks a little more vintagy but will have to keep working on it.
Again I used the Neenah 352gsm card from Mad for Markers and it coloured really well this time. Just have to make sure I don't over colour which is exactly what I did this time.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

SWF #110

***Scroll down for the Simply Betty Stamps Blog hop post****

Good morning everyone. How are we all this fabulous Sunday morning....??? We are all good here. My little miss woke me up at 4.30am due to a sore throat and proceeded to sing out for every half hour after that. So much for a good sleep (went to bed early and everything LOL). No matter. I will survive.

This morning I have a card made with the sketch from Stamp with Fun. I had lots of fun with this one - because I just love this stamp and also because these papers are some of my favourites that I am so happy I could use on a card other than a Christmas card. Hope you enjoy the rest of your day.

Products used:
Gorjuss Girl stamp by Santoro,
Cosmo Cricket Mitten Weather DP
Kaisercraft Clear sentiment stamp
BasicGrey buttons

Friday, May 13, 2011

It's a hop.....!!!!!

Whew you made it! Well almost! If you have come from Suzi blog than you are definately in the right place. Today our last image from Simply Betty Stamps Teen Scene stamps featuring Chaos and Christian!

This is what Betty had to say about the new stamps:
Teen Scene stamps are only available in Red Rubber form, cushion mounted and cut around the stamp. I know this is going to be hard for some of you, but please understand that with recent discoveries of image swapping and sharing of some of my digis, I am compelled to protect my investment. The best way for me to do this is to start eliminating digis and start producing more rubber and clear stamps. I am very sorry that I have been forced to do this, but I do hope you all understand where I am coming from.

After you hop go back to the Simply Betty Blog and tell Betty which was your favorite and why... do any of these remind you or yourself or someone in your family? Any funny story behind that? Let me know for your chance to win one of the following:

1st Prize: Lynx & London and Louie & Lola rubber stamps
2nd Prize: Max & Miller and Batty & Betty rubber stamps
3rd Prize: Raven & Rio and Chaos & Christian rubber stamps
4th Prize: Sassy Witch Mina and Pumpkin Queen Lucy rubber stamps

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Preview day 5

I seriously can't get over how darn cute
these stamps are. How about you....???
Oh and the funny stories Betty is telling about the stamps
is making them even more likeable.
This one is Raven and Rio.
Please venture on over to the Simply Betty Stamps Blog
to read the story of this stamp.

Hang me out to dry

Good morning everyone. Hope you are all travelling well.

Today I am here to show you a card I made for the Mad for Markers 'Greys' challenge that we currently have on. The challenge is to use grey on your creation. Be it colouring the whole image grey or making it an accent or shading colour (like I have done) - just use grey.

I used the new clear stamp I purchased from Funkykits. It is a Gorjuss stamp but is not a Sugar Nellie one it is actually by Santoro. Anyway - she was wonderful to colour and just love her socks. Hanging ones that is LOL.

Copics used:
Skin: E0000, E000, 00, 11
Hair: E29, 39, 35, 31
Dress: R00, 11, 12, 85, 89, W3
Bear: E41, 43, W3
Butterflies: B0000, B00, W5
Socks: R00, 12, 21, W1, blender
Sky: B0000

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Preview Day 4

Welcome to day 4 of the Simply Betty Teen Scene previews.
Are you all excited yet...???
This is Batty and Betty. You have to read
the story that Betty wrote on the Simply Betty
Blog about this stamp. It really is hilarious.

First Mini World stamp creation

Over the last month or so I have been buying Magnolia Mini World stamps here and there and have not been using them. I must admit I have gone a little crazy with them and found that I hadn't used any yet. So I thought I would use this little baby and make a couple of gift tags for Christmas. Over at the Bizzy Becs Challenge Blog the May challenge is to 'Create a Tag'. So here they are. I used my new Spellbinders that the gorgeous Betty at SBS was able to get for me. There really isn't anything fancy about these. They are coloured on 352gsm card from Neenah that I purchased from Mad for Markers. It is great card and I managed not to over blend so no bleeding this time.

Thought I would show you how small they are.
Of course if you want to write on them, just turn them over and write the name of whom is receiving the gift.