Friday, September 30, 2011

Friday Sketch Challenge #2 by Me

Good afternoon to all but very early morning for some. Hope you enjoyed the last sketch over at Friday Sketch Challenge. Remember it is just a bit of fun. Would love to see all your entries. This fortnight we have a sketch by yours truly. I must say that I am still very much a novice when it comes to do sketches on the computer. Give me a piece of paper and a pen and I go for my life but when trying to do electronically I am useless LOL. So please forgive the roughness.

For this sketch I thought I would use a new stamp just released at Spesch Stamps. This is Lolita with Froggy. Too cute. Well I think so anyway. Please come and join us at Friday Sketch Challenge.

I have been MIA as I have also got myself in to dolls. Yep dolls....!!!! I have noticed a few dolls around the traps with some of the bear makers and thought I would investigate. Big mistake. I fell in love with the Ball Jointed Dolls - but man do they cost some $$$$$ so have been looking looking looking for some cute dolls that aren't too expensive with the view to 'dress' them up in my own style. Stay tuned as I received my first dolls head to do a face up yesterday (but damn the weather - too windy to seal it outside and you need a well ventilated area. Anyway will let you know when I post something up on my bear blog.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Christmas is coming

Good morning everyone. How are we all...??? I am here today with a very special post to let you all know about the current need for submissions to Sammi for her second edition of Copicendium over at Mad for Markers. As you all know Christmas is fast approaching and because of that Sammi is wanting to do a Christmas edition of the magazine so email her your creations - especially if you have done some creating with Copics and scrapbooking. Be it tags, globes, whatever - Sammi needs it.

Now on to my card. This is a sweet stamp from Sugar Nellie and it is the most fabulous stamp to colour.

Copics used:
Skin: E000, 00, 11, 04
Jacket: R24, 29, 59,
Skirt: YG21, 25, 63, 67,
Hair: E49, 47, 41
Hat/socks: B91, 93, 95, 97, YR12, 14, 18,
R24, BV000, 02, 04,
Star: Y21, 26, YR14, W5, Clear spica
Wings: B0000, 01, 93
White: W1, W3, blender
Gloves: R22, 24, 29

Friday, September 16, 2011

Friday Sketch Challenge #1 by Debra

Good afternoon everyone. What a wonderfully glorious day it was here in Melbourne - makes this all the better to announce. Yay...!!! The first ever challenge over at Friday Sketch Challenge. The very talented Debra has designed this sketch for us this fortnight. I love it.
I have used Sasha from the Creeper Crew set from TGF. She is just so darn chic with those cowboy boots. I actually coloured her up at Paperific in April but forgot I had her. So here she is.

Please join us in our first challenge. The prize is awesome. As well as an awesome prize pack I put together with the help of Sammi at Mad for Markers, we also have Make it Crafty putting up a $15 worth of Digital stamps as a prize. How awesome is that...!!! Remember this challenge will run for a fortnight so you have lots of time.

Candy from Schlaflos in NRW

How awesome is this gorgeous candy. Awesome right. Look at that gorgeous little elephant. For your chance to win please go here. Make sure you comment to win.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011


New bear I created.
Go here to look at him properly.

Breaking Dawn Trailer 2

Hope this works. I am so so so excited.


Good morning everyone. It is Wednesday so that means it is my Mad for Markers post day. Today I have a gorgeous girl Nevaeh. This girl is so cute. I love her dress so thought it was perfect to colour and put in here for my post. What do you reckon...??? She comes from Saturated Canary Digi's on Etsy and you can find them here.

I used the sketch from Sweet Stop Sketch Challenge. You can find the sketch here.
Markers used: Skin- E000, 00, 11, 04; Hair - E49, 47, 44, 43; Dress - BG11, 13, 15, 18, E49, RV25, 29, 000, 13, blender; Stocking - W1, 3, E49, 47, 44, 43, blender; Shoes - RV13, 25, 29, W5, 7, 9.

Hope you get some inspiration from my card.

Sorry for being MIA but I have been busy busy making bears - or should I say trying to make them. If you want to see what I have been up to go to my bear blog here. If you click on the links to the bear blogs and vote for me I might get to number one so please please please I would love to get your votes. TIA.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Penguin Lolita - Release Day

It is release day at Spesch Stamps. Woo hoo....!!!
All stamps that we have previewed over the last couple
of days will be available in store later today.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

New bear blog

Thanks everyone for voting on my poll.
It was kind of unanimous -
If you go down to the woods.

Please follow my new blog so I don't look like such a loser. LOL.

Monday, September 5, 2011

Spesch Preview Day 2 - Lamb Lolita

Welcome to preview day 2 of the Spesch Designer stamps release of the Lolita stamps by Star. How cute is this one...!!!! I can't stop thinking 'Mary had a little lamb, little lamb, little lamb'. LOL. Stop by the Spesch Blog and check out the DT girls amazingly cute creations.

I used the below sketch from The Sweet Stop for my card.

Sunday, September 4, 2011


On the right hand side of my blog is a poll.
I would love for you to vote for the name of a bear blog
that you think is the most quirky, cute, etc.

Let me know.

Ideas needed

My hubby came up with a clever idea that I should start my own 'bear' blog. Unfortunately the clever bear blog names are already taken. Anyone got an idea what I could possibly call it. Please please please I need your help.


Spesch Preview day & FATHERS DAY

Today is the first preview of the Spesch Designer Stamps
release by Star. Yep that's right
the talented Star has designed the cutest
little Lolita's with pets stamps for us.
Pop in to the Spesch Blog to see the previews by
the talented DT.

Today is Fathers Day here in Australia.
Here is a photo of Mick and the kidlets this morning.
The creations by the kids.
Digital stamps are curtesy of Dustin Pike.

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Meet Patty

Meet the new addition to our teddy family. Boy it is starting to look a bit like a farm lol. Our 'mouse' edition to the family is named 'Patty'. My son Lachi named her. My other son Tyler thinks she looks like a koala lol. Anyway. It was not my intention for her to look like a mouse but she turned out really well.

Needle felted face and feet. Copic markers to shade on all the felting. Faux fur (that I got from Spotlight) and white suede for the inner ears. The eyes are clear glass that I air brushed BV25 on to the back to make them purple.
I did notice one thing when uploading these photos. That is that she has a bit of a lazy eye. Doh...!!! Will have to fix that up lol.
The last photo is Patty before the felted feet and her ears. I must say that I am not used to making bears. I can't even manage to do a proper ladder stitch yet but hoping that I can make it down to Bear Essence this afternoon to 'learn' from the lovely ladies there. We will see.

What do you all think...????
If you were to purchase a handmade bear what would pay for it...??? Would love to know your thoughts......!!!