Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Such a proud Mummy

Now I bet you are asking why...??? Look at those images....!!!! They may look like utter crap to some people but my 3yr old little girl coloured them in and I couldn't be more proud. LOL. A great colour' before I know it. Thanks for looking.

Monday, June 27, 2011

Jude and the Rockers

Morning again all. Just thought I would show you a card I made with the new release of stamps over at Simply Betty Stamps. This is Jude and he is the first of the previews for you this week. I am a bit late with my post. Unfortunately I had to step down from the Simply Betty DT a couple weeks ago as I want to concentrate more on Spesch Stamps. These new stamps from SBS will be available in rubber only and will be available for purchase at the end of the week. A big thank you again to Betty for allowing me to be on an amazing DT like Simply Betty.

Red Hair Challenge

Good morning everyone. It is Monday and that means it is time for a new challenge over at Mad for Markers challenge. I am host for the new challenge. Did we all enjoy the Brown Hair challenge....??? Hope so as this fortnight we have another hair challenge.

Red Hair

There really are a lot of red hair combinations that you could use. I like to try and stick to the natural 'Strawberry blond' colours but I am sure if you are so inclined you could go for more red red colours. The possibilities are limitless. Try YR02, 04, 07 or E95, 97, 99. On this image I used E11, YR14, E08 but if you wanted to make it a bit darker I would have used E39 or E29. Have fun most of all.

Can't wait to see what you create.

Copics used:
Hair: E11, YR14, E08
Skin: E000, E00, E21, E11
Jeans/shoes: C5, 7, 9
Top: C7, 9, 5, Gooo, 02, 05, 17
Armbands: Y02, 35, 28, C1, blender

Thursday, June 23, 2011

A wish for you

Morning sweet darlings. Hope you are all well. Sorry for the lack of posting lately but between myself and my kids we have been a sick household. I have had 'Shingles' apparently, although I didn't have anything but the itchy rash to annoy the hell out of me and my kids have had gastro. So not a happy household - I have been reading lots too.

Anyway today I have a card I made to remind you of the Mad for Markers Challenge of 'Brown Hair' and also I made using the sketch from Sketch Saturday. The fabulous TGF stamp is 'Ryan' and he is available in store at Mad for Markers as well as some other gorgeous TGF stamps. Enjoy the rest of your day.

Copics used:
Hair: E70, 74, 79
Skin: E000, 11, 04
Vest: R22, 24, 29
Jeans: B0000, 21, 95, 97
Shading: C1, blender
Shoes: C9, C5

Enjoy your day.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Penny Penny Penny

Morning all. My Copic thursday so I have a card made for you for the new Mad for Markers challenge of 'Brown Hair'. I love this colour combo for brown hair so here is Penny (from Spesch Stamps) all coloured to perfection (LOL big head here). She would have to be my fabvourite stamps from our collection. She seems to be a lot of people's fav as we sold out of the clear stamps. Have a great day.

This card was made for The Sweet Stop Sketch Challenge.

Copics used:
Skin: E000, 11, 04
Hair: E29, 39, 35, 31
Flower: Y0000, 26, YR14, YR00, 12, 18
Dress: R20, 22, 14, G21 (complimentary color), Y11, 15, 26, YR14
Background: ABS with B91, Grass: G24

Monday, June 13, 2011

Engagement card

Good morning everyone. Hope we are all having a wonderful long weekend - if you are in Australia that is. I love having long weekends. Means more PJ time and more creating time too. So without further ado here is my card I made for the Sketch Saturday sketch this week. I made this card with the Engagement image available from Spesch Stamps. Last night was my BIL's engagement 'family dinner'. Was a great dinner and this card was made especially for them.

Enjoy the rest of your day. I am off to do some reading. Am rereading the Traci Harding 'The Ancient Future' Trilogy and then on the the 'Echo in Time' trilogy. Love the books - they are fabulous. Bye.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Totally Paper Crafts challenge #70

Afternoon everyone. My gosh afternoon already. I can just see that this weekend is going to go so quickly. Ahhhhhh...!!!! Oh the humanity.

Today I have a card for you that I made for the Totally Paper Crafts Challenge which is 'Summer'. Now I want it to be Summer here in Australia. My gosh it is freezing here and we need a bit of warmth. We keep getting a cold snap - now for us here in Melbourne who have had a drought for 10yrs and to have so much rain and for it to be so cold, I don't think we are coping very well at all. LOL. So this is a card to try and warm myself up. She looks toasty doesn't she. Typical teen really. Wearing too much clothes for the hot weather. Anyway LOL. Off track. Have a good one.

Copics used:
Skin: E000, 21, 11, 04
Hoodie: YR000, 21, 12 14, B21 (Complimentary colour)
Jeans: B0000, 21, 91, 95, 97,
Hair: E70, 74, 79
Wall: C1, 3, 5, 7
Shoes: C1, C3, R22, 24, 29
Icecream: R22, 24, 29, Y21, 26, 28

Friday, June 10, 2011

Christmas cards already

Afternoon everyone. Hope we are all having a good Friday. It is nearly pick up time for school here already. Thankfully we have a long weekend so lots of bumming around the house but do have the BIL's family Engagement dinner (which should be good in a nice and relaxing way). Thankfully they will be having a full on party when they get back from overseas in the new year. Can't wait. Love my parties.

I need to apologise to anyone who got a stupid email from me yesterday about computers or laptops - something along those lines. Unfortunately my google account (including my blog) was hacked yesterday and they sent out lots of spam emails - only found out as there was about 3 failed ones that didn't go through. Stupid idiots. All passwords changed so there is no way it will happen again.

Now on to my card. This was made with the gorgeous Winter Fairy from Wee Stamps. I thought she was perfect to start off my Christmas cards for the year. I am not going to be running around at the end of the year again making my cards so started now. What do you think...?? I just love the little bird. Too cute.

Enjoy your long weekend if you are in Australia. bye for now.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

New colouring and sketch card

Morning all. Hope we are all having a great week. Did you enjoy the Spesch blog hop yesterday. It is still running so if you want to win some new stamps from the new release go to the blog here.

It is Thursday so it means it is my Mad for Markers show day. Now on the weekend I had the Copic Intermediate Certification and we learnt new techniques that I love but will have some time to get used to. I made this card using the Sunday Sketch and Stamp sketch. I decided to use this sketch as it ties in somewhat with the rule of thirds that I learnt at the class.

The new TOMIC challenge started this week so this will be perfect for that also as it ties in with their first challenge of 'Make a Birthday creation'. Here ya go LOL.

Now if you look at all the Copic colours you will see that I used a lot more than I normally do but in some respects - less. Weird I know.

Copic used:
Skin: E000, E21, E11, E04
Hair: E50, 35, 39, 49
Top: R21, 24, 29, B97 (complimentary colour)
Pants: B91, 95, 97, BG10, YR12(CC)
Present: YG11, 23, 25
Ribbon on present: YR000, 12, 14

I used the Neenah 352gsm card from Mad for Markers.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Spesch release blog hop

Woot woot did we have fun on the Spesch Blog hop....????

If you aren't here from the blog hop - why don't you pop on by the blog and start on the hop. We are giving away some stamps from the release. If you have come from Sammi's blog however you are in the right place and the last stop along the way but don't be shy - please pop back to the Spesch blog and let me know what you think of the new stamps by our gorgeous new artist Suzui and of course the Ashley design by Sylvia (see below).

Anyway here is my show and tell.

Ashley by Sylvia.
Gameplay by Suzui.
Lidia by Suzui
This was coloured with new colouring 'skills'
Using the sketch from Stamp with Fun.
With old colouring 'skills'.
Using sketch from Sketch Saturday.
Which Lidia card do you like the best (coloring wise)....???
Let me know.

All these cards are entered in to the new Papertake Weekly Challenge
of 'Anything Goes'.
PS is you are curious these were coloured a while ago so not with the new techniques from certification.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Digital Tuesday Challenge #114

Spesch Designer Stamps are sponsoring the Digital Tuesday Challenge again this week. The challenge is 'In the Garden'. So I used my Kei with Flower stamp by Widya - layered her up a bit. I used a sketch - (I think) - from Sketch Saturday from a few weeks ago.

Unfortunately the card is not making me feel warm. Brrrrrr....!!!! Very cold day here in Australia and especially here in Melbourne as we have had another cold snap. I hate picking the kids up or dropping them off when it is freezing cold but has to be done. Hoping to be out and in quick smart today. No hanging around in the cold.

Enjoy the rest of your day everyone.

Monday, June 6, 2011

7 Kids Challenge

Hey sweethearts. Hope we are all well. I am fabulous. Went to my Intermediate Copic Certification yesterday and was it so worth it. Firstly we had the best teacher - Mandy Klinger - is certainly a great resource for Express Graphics and they chose well. I must admit that I have to get my head around a lot of techniques in the certification that threw all the other techniques we learnt at the first certification out the window - not completely though - as some of the principles apply just they are changed up a bit. Was very much worth doing the class.

This card I made for the 7 Kids College Fund Challenge I used my old colouring techniques and boy does it look a little different now but as always lots of practice is needed. It really is hard to describe so I won't even try. Sorry ladies who wanted to know all about it.

I made it nice and simple. I am not one for the shabby chic - pretty cards - I really don't do them too well I am afraid. Anyway. Enjoy your day.

PS. If you want to see the new Breaking Dawn Trailer scroll down to the bottom of my blog or see the previous post.

OMG I am so excited

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Gorjuss girlz rule

Another card made just because. I bought this stamp from Funky Kits - made by Santoro. You know when you get a stamp and you just have to use it. You try your hardest to get it to look good but you just don't quite get there. I love how this card turned out. Love the colours I used but there is just something missing. Maybe someone can tell me - not that I can change much as everything is stuck down. Need swirls or a sentiment. What do you think...???

This is a scheduled post as I will be at my Certification right now. Enjoy the last day of your weekend.

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Magnolia kind of day

Hello again. Hope we are enjoying the start of our weekend. Mine is looking to be a good one. Sun is shining and might even be able to get out there in the garden.

I have a card I made with the sketch from Magnolia Down Under Challenges. I had to use another one of my new stamps from the new range. I just love her hair too cute. Now again I must admit I am not too sure about this card. Think I used the wrong DP but I am not redoing it. I think I am definately more of a bright card kind of girl but Tilda still looks cute.

Enjoy the rest of your day everyone.

Congratulations...just coz....

I got this stamp a few weeks ago from Bizzy Becs and have been wracking my brain thinking of a use for it (but had to have it when I saw the stamp lol). I tried stamping out a normal Tilda stamp and trying to fit her in to the car but it was too big. What now I thought....!!!!! Hmmmm so I had a brain wave. I thought I would stamp on kraft card and colour in with my Prismacolor pencils. I loved coloring this in. I made it in to a Congratulations card for someone who just got their license or you could give to someone who bought their first car etc etc. I was going to put Happy Travels on it but don't have any sentiment stamps that say that and I wanted the text on the white ribbon so just stuck with this.

Friday, June 3, 2011

So sorry

Why am I sorry....??? Well because I am not happy with this card at all and did not do this gorgeous stamp by Sylvia at Wee Stamps justice what so ever. When I coloured this image for this sketch - from The Sweet Stop - I had a different picture of how it would turn out. I don't know why I don't like it. Maybe it is the size of the Silver Fairy or maybe it is the colours. I can't figure it out. But to suffice to say I am not happy and thus I haven't completely finished the card. So a big sorry to Sylvia for not doing a very good job with this.

A close up. I printed this out a couple times and layered up some of the bits like the hair wings, dress and shin covers. I truly am not happy with this at all. I suppose we are our own biggest critics.

All I can say is "TGIF"....!!!!! I have my Copic Intermediate Certification on Sunday. Looking forward to that.

bye. Enjoy your weekend.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Magnolia Tag

Morning all. How are we....?????

Today I have a tag I made with the new challenge over at Mad for Markers. The gorgeous Melissa created an awesome sketch for us all to follow. So if you are no good at tags this is easy as it is a sketch so make it like a normal card.

I made my card with a Magnolia Mini World Stamp so that I could make it nice and small. Enjoy your day.

Copics used:
Skin: E0000, 000, 00, 11
Dress: R00, 11, 21
Sleeves/wrapping: BG10, 11, 23
Box: E41, 43, 44
Socks: R00, 11, W1, blender
Hair: E50, 51, 53, 55

Just thought I would show you how small it is.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Happy Birthday to.......


Wow can you believe it!!? Today Simply Betty Stamps turns one Year Old! Whoohoo!!!

We started out with the Emos so it's only fair we Kick off this month's long celebration with the Emos! So here is what we are going to do... no blog hop, let's face it we all love them, but there are so many going on at times that I thought... let's try something different!

So this is what we are going to do... we want to see your favorite Emo... be it everyday Emo, Valentine, Christmas, Halloween, any Emo image! Show me your Emo!

Now here is the prize... there will be a prize for one person from each catagory. Currently there are no Emo digis available, every Emo theme is in Rubber, Clear Stamp form or in the process of becoming Clear Stamps... one person will win all six Clear or Rubber stamps from the category they have chosen as their favorite... for example if you upload Christmas Betty as your favorite, and you are the winner you will get all six Clear Stamp Christmas Emos as your prize. This link will be open from today June 1st until June 30th at 11:59 PM PST. So you will have plenty of time to show us your favorite Emo. It must be a new project, anything goes! Pop in to the Simply Betty Blog to enter your creation now.

Now my card uses the gorgeous Everyday Rio. Isn't she just the best. I love that spiderweb skirt and her bat. Too spesch.