Monday, 29 August 2011

a blast from the past

Well I have been a bit AWOL... been busy... and life and fun things like gluten free expos... I went on Sat with a friend from church and we bought up on lots of g-f goodies... including stocking up the freezer with bread! yay!!! :D
I am in the midst of cleaning out our spare room... junk room... old study...once part craft room... aka.. the other room in our 2br apartment.... so that we can put a big desk in there for M4M/ craft! Can't wait till it's all sorted and I have a permanent place for "work"!! We will also reclaim our lounge area.. as it's kinda taken over by a shop at the moment...
anyway rambling on aren't I... you do find all types of things when you do a PROPER clean out... and one fun thing I found was a tin of old clear polymer stamps... yup... ones I made with my stamp maker oh maybe 2 years ago... some of you might" remember Crafty Muse?? I used to sell my images... and then was going to do clear stamps... but things happened and I stopped...anyways... I found the stamps and had a play.. lol! Here is my result...

If you remember who she is I might have to find some kind of prize for you! lol!


Thursday, 25 August 2011

a Kitchen scene

Today I thought I would share a little kitchen scene I coloured in...

The images I have used in my scene are Tiny Baker Tia ...a clear stamp from Some Odd Girl .. (attn: Aussies **** I now have in stock at Mad for Markers ***)
and a lovely kitchen background from Make it Crafty

I showed a couple of videos on Tuesday - on the Mad for Markers blog here ... of how I made the scene and how I coloured Tia!! This took me a while and I did end up wrecking it a bit when I put a layer of glue on top to "seal" it ... oh well.. it still looks OK just not AS GOOD... I did get a smudge on poor little Tia's face .. and I also smudged the white from her eyes.. oops!

I also need more practise I think KEEPING my light source consistent as I feel that the background is not brilliant!

Anyway.. enough rambling! Hope you like the scene!

I'm entering this into the Make it Colourful challenge to "Ground your image"

and don't forget Mad for Markers current challenge... to create a scene! :D

Wednesday, 24 August 2011


Hello everyone!! Hope you are all well.. It's a splendid day here... Spring is definitely coming soon! I have two doors open, the sun is shining and the wind is blowing.. it's lovely!! A nice change!

Anyway... I came on here to show you my latest card... this is Cindy Witch.... lol! I must tell you that I got this idea from Amy ..when she turned Cinderella into a witch ... and then she also went and posted tutorials on youtube of colouring green skinned witches/ aliens + some cool Zombie ones too! So I thought I'd try out that green skin for a witch ... no more is the picture..
So the image is Cinderella from Spesch Stamps ...and see that black cat ... I stole it from another Spesch stamps digi... it comes with the Goth Girl with Cat digi!!
*oh and....BIG THANKS and mwah to Trace for my new watermark for Spesch stamps cards... if you are perceptive you'll see that the image is not yet released... stay tuned for that one... There are some fab new releases in the next couple of months!!!

the "boo" paper is one that I downloaded from Free Digital Scrapbooking ... and the colours I used are in the piccy below I took in Instagram .. if you want to know what was where just ask :D

Have a great day!!

Sunday, 21 August 2011

a Thousand Sheets of Paper

Check out this HUGE pile of paper... It's a thousand sheets - WOW! right!?!

If you click on the picture it will take you to Amy's blog where you can read and see the amazing pile of candy she is giving away in numerous quantities (a late blogoversary celebration)!

More importantly .... If you have never been to Amy's blog before you better hurry on over she makes the most amazing cards! :)

Thursday, 18 August 2011

I caught a little Mermaid....

Right so.... one of my favourite blogs to follow is Amy's blog - a thousand sheets of paper ... well I think we have a similar love of fairies and mermaids - and so I really loved her latest release of images that she draws for All That Scraps - CC Designs... There were some little "Fairwees" and also this Mason Jar (you can see the cutest cards with these on Amy's blog)

and so I had to get the Mason jar image...there are so many possiblilies!! So I printed out the jar in a number of different ways....and one way.. the first one you get to see is below :)

That is Ocean Wavedancer in that jar and well it does feel a little cruel doesn't it// bottling her up like that but she is just so adorable!! OK OK ... I Might let her out back to the ocean later and catch another Sweet being for my jar!! tee hee!

Tuesday, 16 August 2011

More fairies!!

Ok... so I am on a bit of a theme here again.. stuck in the fairytales.. lol! This is Sylvia's gorgeous Silver Fairy from Wee Stamps.. such a beautiful fairy don't you think? I just love her dress and her wings.. fun to colour!

Here's a close up to try and show you the spica... I am truly terrible at photographing spica though haha!

Thanks for stopping by.. gotta run to post off orders!

Sunday, 14 August 2011

I'm a sucker for a fairytale...

as you might have guessed already from my blog and the main cards I mostly make tee hee!!!

Anyway today I've been feeling kind of dreadful and so whilst I was bloghopping on my couch I was reminded about this great new bookclub with a twist... Pixie's Bookshelf and was inspired!

so I jumped onto the itunes store and bought my first ever ebook for my iphone... it was so easy... this is what the cover looked like on my phone.... and I love the way I can choose the book off the bookshelf.. looks like I will be filling up that almost empty bookshelf in my phone. lol!

Anyway.. I made my page nice and big and proceeded to read.... for 2 hours... until I finished! It was a light and fun little read :D and then of course whilst the book was still fresh in my mind I jumped headfirst into the Pixie's bookshelf August challenge... to create a card/project using WINGS!!! (still on the couch)

I used this Pixie Studio image that is supposed to be Romeo and Juliet.... but I think it works as Laurel and David at the fancydress dance ... ok he was in a suit there but this still kinda works right? lol!

I'm now looking forward to reading the next books in the series... I do get "caught" up in a series like this a little too easily... I'm also looking forward to see what comes next at Pixie's bookshelf!! :D

Saturday, 13 August 2011

Make it Crafty

Good evening! I have a little card to share with you tonight... It uses Mermaid Cordelia from Make it Crafty.. she is so sweet and a pleasure to colour... I have layered Clear spica all over her but it doesn't show up in my photos - sorry! If you want to see just how sparkly she is you can go and look at the Spica video I posted HERE!

I have coloured Mermaid Cordelia with Copic markers ...
Skin: E000, E00, E01, E11, E04
Pinks... RV00, RV63, RV66, R81, R83, R85, RV10, RV13, RV19

The dragonflies are also from Make it Crafty ... they are just gorgeous!! Here is a closer look (although I see now a bit blurry .. seems my eyes are playing up a bit today as I thought it was OK when I looked at it a bit ago! oops! hehe!)

I coloured and sprayed them with Lavender Spica!

I used paper that I also got from Make It Crafty and it's pretty nice to colour on... going to try it out a bit more and will let you know the results!! :D

Monday, 8 August 2011

Spesch Stamps :: August Release

There is one last image you have not yet seen here in all these Spesch stamp sneaky peeks!! .... and it is this adorable little Goth girl .. complete with skulls, lollipop and her cat! Do you make halloween cards... get in early - she'd make the sweetest Trick or Treat card!

TODAY all the new images are available to purchase in the Spesch Stamps store... what are you waiting for?? you know you want to go get them! lol!

Sunday, 7 August 2011

Spesch Stamps :: August Sneak Peek Day.3

Good morning! Today is the third day of previews for the Spesch Stamps August release and you know what these ones are just a good as the previous days... lol!!

First up we have this cute boy playing away on his DS .. fun and games there! LOVE the concentration on his face hehe!!

and secondly we have Snow White eating an apple! Don't do it!!!!! tee hee!

now don't forget to check out the blog at Spesch Stamps to see these gorgeous images on many different cards!! TOMORROW there is one last peek AND you get to purchase these gorgeous images for yourselves!! :)

Saturday, 6 August 2011

Spesch Stamps :: August Sneak Peek Day.2

Good morning ... it's day 2 of the previews at Spesch stamps today and these are two more fabby images. Christina has designed this gorgeous version of Cinderella ... I was not at forst sure about her short hair .. but now I love it! She is a pleasure to colour!!

and secondly.... there is this awesome Goth boy by Max .. I just think he is awesomely funky lol! LOVED colouring him and couldn't help myself with those pink highlights! hehe

check them out in different colouring and on different cards by the amazing DT on the Spesch stamps blog HERE!

Friday, 5 August 2011

Spesch Stamps :: August Sneak Peek Day.1

Good morning!!! Great news... today we are having sneak peaks at two of the new Spesch stamps which will be released on Monday the 8th August... there are LOTS of new images and I think that you are going to love them!! :D I do!!!

First up there is Max's headphones boy... He's quite the little spunk :)

and then there is Christina's puppy with balloons.. too adorable!!

I used Jen's sketch at Deconstructen Jen this week for my puppy card! it's a great sketch!!! :)

Hop on over the the Spesch Stamps blog to see what wonderful creations the DT have come up with!! And pop back again tomorrow for the second day of sneaky peaks!! You will not be disappointed!! :D

Thursday, 4 August 2011

The latest Lollipop Ladies challenge started yesterday... sorry I have not yet posted it up... was not really that well again and so spent most of the day sleeping and thus did not blog! So here is my card... the inspiration was yummy yummy Biscotti ...and this is my card....

The image is a Lala-land crafts stamp... Cupcake Marci .. isn't she sweet!
POP on over to the Lollipop Ladies challenge to see the yummy biscotti and the Candy stripes lovely creations!!

I did promise to show you the card I made for Gin too... you can see it on the Mad for Markers blog today HERE!

Tuesday, 2 August 2011

Happy Birthday Nicky!!

Hello!! Today is my sister Nicky's birthday!! HAPPY BIRTHAY hun!! Hope it's been a great day!

Here is the card I made for her ....

I've used an image from Make it Crafty... as well as one of Zoe's gorgeous chippy dragonflies (bottom left) LOVE them!! :D

It's also my friend Gin's birthday today... and I will share the card I made for her tomorrow!

I've used blue under the greys to make the black hair in this image! Still perfecting this but it does give more body to the hair (section coloured black)!

Have a great night!