Wednesday, 27 February 2013

Beach time

Good morning!! I hope you are having a great week so far! I've not been online much as we are on a bit of a holiday - respite :) so we've been doing lots of bits and pieces like gardening... mowing etc and looking for airconditioners and things like that!! lol!

Anyway It's about time I shared another creation with you ... this gorgeous little Tiddly Inks image is a Wryn stamp that I received from the beautiful Alyce!! THANKS so much!!!!

I'm going to enter THIS card into the Tiddly Inks Critters challenge.. the little critter  crab is too cute isn't it!!

She's so cute and fun to colour... I do particularly love her swimskirt!! :D
She Reminds me of days as a child at the beach! I used to LOVE going to Whale Beach when we'd visit my Gran and Gramps there! I used to be much less reserved than I am now and would chat to all the other kids at the beach lol!

Anyway time for me to sign off.. going to watch Elementary that we missed the other night! And then some more cleaning up of my Craft mess AGAIN/ STILL/ ONGOING lol!!!


Saturday, 23 February 2013

Smashing the Sound of Music

Well we have a fun challenge on at Mad for Markers challenges .. It's a movie challenge ... So the other day I thought I'd use some of my wonderful TGF stamps to re-create the vonTrapp family .. Just the children lol! I used OA Ahoy ... using both Oliver and Amelia for the bodies ... Which I thought look very similar to the uniforms the captain made his children wear ...and then I gave them a number of different TGF heads :)

I used my BG90s for the children's outfits :) 

thanks for stopping by and have a lovely weekend!!!!

Friday, 22 February 2013

Simply Byron

I'm just sharing a very simple card today ... I've been inspired by seeing some Washi tape cards around... Especially the ones in the Craft Queen newsletter this week and so that's where the idea of using it as I have here came from :)

This is my no lines colouring of Byron and I wanted to keep him the focus ;) I've also used my one and only Amy Tangerine date stamp .. Although I didn't ink the date part on it :)


I can't stop this new thing of tearing around the image and then inking it with Copics... I just love the effect it creates lol! There's a few more images I've coloured lately that i've done it too as well.. so a few upcoming cards will be like this one I think!! :D

Hope you are having a great week!

I've also been doing some drawing today ... Here's one of them....

Wednesday, 20 February 2013

Another Art journal page

Good morning!
On Monday I  showed you some works in progress and one of them was the beginnings of an art journal page which I'm pleased to reveal I finished off yesterday and so am sharing it today :)

The page is - in case you can't tell... kinda about Guy and I ... I'm thankful to have such a wonderful Man by my side facing LIFE's ups and downs together! 

I've been enjoying getting back into some messy art ... although I need to go clean up my workspace/ craft area AGAIN so that I  can keep the mess confined to the one spot! lol! I might do some cleaning up today as I'm HOME ALONE yay!! :) First time since July of waking up to an empty house (MIL is at an old friends house) which is quite a peaceful feeling - although I didn't manage to sleep in and am still tired so the option of cleaning OR sleeping some more is a difficult choice hehe! 

Tuesday, 19 February 2013

Wryn on an envelope

Ooooh... I was a lucky girl ... I think I mentioned yesterday how a beautiful blogging friend sent me some stamps and I was thrilled to receive a Wryn stamp from her - a TiddlyInks stamp ....let me tell you she's fun to colour :)

I've made a little envelope thingy .... I was thinking It will go in an art journal or smash page :)
I need to practise colouring her skirt better lol :)

Monday, 18 February 2013

Monday Expectations

Good morning!! How was your weekend?? I  hope it was a good one!! mine was pretty busy... hence no blogging... well Saturday was anyway.... went to the Stash and Treasure market with my friend Bec :) THANKS Bec for inviting me along it was fun to hang out together... we sold a bit although we STILL have a lot of stash left... so need to do something about that still lol!

Here's Bec in her Kawai Cat ears sitting at our stand ...

I stole this one from Bec's instagram feed... Thanks for that.. hope you don't mind ;)

At the market I DID do a little shopping of my own... not more than I sold though... lol! One thing was a Children's picture dictionary that I bought to turn into an Art journal... I gesso'ed some pages yesterday and you can see it here on the left hand side... a work in progress... with my no lines Love Fairy Venetia starting it off! ... I also bought a few other OLD children's books and a couple of patterns to use for Art journals.... and as you can see I was inspired and have BEGUN... so as I  said on Instagram this morning... here' what I'll be working on this week....

A beautiful blogging / facebook friend sent me some stamps last week and this is what I am about to colour NOW!!!! I will use the papers in the packs pictured... these are some of the packs I made up to sell at the market and they were popular but I still have LOTS left.... so I will  be using them AND giving some away.... I will give away 5 on this post here.... leave a comment here below to let me know what you would use a postcard sized bag of scraps for and you might just WIN one!!

And whilst I'm sharing my Instagram piccies here ... Here is something else I  coloured over the weekend... this is Byron one of my Manga mob... I think he's my favourite of my Manga'ish characters :) NOW what to do with him... SOMETHING this week!!

What will you be working on this week???

Friday, 15 February 2013

Love Fairy ... Freebie for a day

Good morning:)

Yesterday afternoon I was inspired to DRAW and so I reworked and digitised a fairy I'd sketched some time ago and done nothing with!! Then last night... I coloured her up (whilst Guy and I watched Star Trek - Next Gen ;)

Anyway... here she is... "Love Fairy" :)

Would you like to colour her yourself ???? FOR today only 15 Feb 2013 I will email her to anyone who asks :) all you have to do is leave a comment telling me you want her OR email me a request!!!
AND.... please do come back and leave a link here to your coloured image afterwards too!!! :D

From tomorrow 16 Feb - she will be available in the M4M Store under the Hatter's Hope Digi images!!! so if you miss out don't worry you can still get your colouring hands on her!

Thursday, 14 February 2013

Faith, Hope, Love - Art journal page

Good morning friends!! Today I have something different to share... Back to the fun of Art journaling! hehe... yes we are seeing a few different things going on here now... Cards, Smashing, Art journaling... they all involve colour and creativity tho hehe!!! 

so my art journal page ... began like this

and evolved to this....

so.... today is apparently Valentines day!! the day of LOVE??? Let me tell you what I think about LOVE?? I think there are two passages from the bible that sum up LOVE perfectly ... Firstly LOVE is about immense sacrifice and secondly everything is futile without love - Read the 1 Corinthians passage to see more about the nature of LOVE.. what it is and isn't!!

1 John 4:7-12  
Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God. Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love. In this the love of God was made manifest among us, that God sent his only Son into the world, so that we might live through him. In this is love, not that we have loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins. Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. No one has ever seen God; if we love one another, God abides in us and his love is perfected in us.

1 Corinthians 13: 1 -13
If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. If I give away all I have, and if I deliver up my body to be burned, but have not love, I gain nothing.
Love is patient and fkind; love does not envy or boast; it his not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
Love never ends. As for prophecies, they will pass away; as for tongues, they will cease; as for knowledge, it will pass away. For we know in part and we prophesy in part, but when the perfect comes, the partial will pass away. When I was a child, I spoke like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I gave up childish ways. For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I have been fully known.
So now faith, hope, and love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love.

I am very thankful that I have a living example of Christ's love in my wonderful Hubby Guy! LOVE Him and would do anything for him!! We don't really do Valentines day... although I guess I  should make him a card as that's what I do lol!

I know Valentines Day can be a hard day for many... and our world does not really help with that at all.. making it SUCH a big thing that it's "IN YOUR FACE - all the time" Doesn't help those who have lost loved ones OR who long for a partner!! (BIG HUGS to you all!!!)

I pray that for those out there in need of love that you would know that God loves you so much he gave up his own son for you!!! If you want to know more about this or just have chat please feel free to contact me :D

Tuesday, 12 February 2013

These are a few of my favourite...

Good morning :) hope your week has started off well! I'm hoping for improvement in mine ... Yesterday was not so smashing at all!! #badday ...BUT I did manage to do some Smashing lol!!

This was done for the challenge Michelle set over on the Facebook Aussie Smashaholic group ... 
To smash your likes and dislikes and include Bling, Chipboard and Stickers :)

I must admit with this page I started to feel a bit young, teenager'ish but it was kinda fun! lol!! It's not the best piccy in the world sorry but it's a nasty wet day here... and I had to use my ipad to take the pic so that's why it's not 100%!!!

Images used: Amelia - from OA Lovey Dovey (The Greeting Farm)
Crystal from Make it Crafty
and Frizzy Jinx from Saturated Canary

Monday, 11 February 2013


I totally get the Princess and the Pea story ... I love my comfy bed and find it hard to sleep on bad beds lol .. I think the poor dear just had a bad back tee hee!! Anyway I really am a "princess" kinda girl so I guess that's why I love Krista's princess images including her Princess Peanelope ... Who is pretty fun to colour :)

Sooo I've gone right outside my comfort box (thanks for the line Em) for this one ... Layers, mess, lots of pearls, flowers, fuss ... Still deciding if I like or not :0

I did find a fun new purple combo tho... start with V90s then add some brighter ones over the top eg the V20s and V10s :D 

You might have noticed I had no Smashing Saturday this week... actually I  spent half the day sleeping! lol! No Smash Mojo this week but I feel like there may be some this coming Sat ... I'll schedule them as I am going along to a Stash and Treasure market with my friend  Bec :)

Thanks for stopping by! Have an AWESOME week!

Friday, 8 February 2013

BFP Friend & Pregnancy musings

Good morning!! I have a POST as Guest Designer over at SOME ODD GIRL today!! :D With ANOTHER video.. showing you how I created those bookmarks on my Silhouette :D

 And for my post today HERE I'm sharing a special card and some feelings too.. ahhhh - LOL!

A good friend of mine is expecting.. YAY! :) I am so thrilled for her as it's been a tough, hard road getting to this point and I know how much she wanted this - which makes it even special-er .. I know this little one is going to be well loved!!!  It's early days... but  I wanted to make her a special card... which I will send LATER - once she actually resembles this image - tee hee, It's called "Icecream and Pickles" from Saturated Canary.


on a personal note.....
Making pregnancy and Baby cards are something I find the hardest... they tug my heartstrings I guess .... It's not that I'm not happy for friends/ people who are expecting... I am -- very happy -- for them!!  and Thankful for the blessing of new life! Pregnancy is a great gift from God :) I guess the hard bit is it's just a big reminder of what we don't / won't have and what we've have lost.

I "think" most women understand having the desire for children /to be nurturers - we are after all designed that way.. and the world and many churches tell us that for married woman our role is to be a Mum so when we are not then things are just not right and can leave us with feelings of inadequacy, failure, sadness and the list goes on... more on that another time...

"BFP" are three initials I would LOVE to scream from the rooftops for myself .... During my IVF attempts journey/ season I learnt MANY new acronymns.... Happily I was able to say BFP (=BIG FAT PREGNANT) once... and PUPO (PREGNANT UNTIL PROVEN OTHERWISE) 5 times... however none of our little ones survived and I still find the loss of those 6 little lives painful and I wonder "what if" all the time.  I have just ordered a locket in memory of our 6 little ones so I may share that here once I get it :D I know God does not give us more than we can handle and that everything is in his control and so through his strength we continue on and we rest in the knowledge that he is good and has a beautiful plan!

Why am I sharing all this here?? is it Oversharing?? I don't think so... I think Infertility/ Pregnancy loss is too often a taboo topic... not talked about and believe me it's not easy to write this... but I  know that the journey of infertility it can feel very isolating and if this helps just one person then I think it's worth sharing! If you are reading this and need an understanding ear then I am certainly happy to LISTEN.

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Thursday, 7 February 2013

Some Odd Girl Shy Fairy

Good morning world!!! Today I have my third FAIRY bookmark to share with you!! Yay!! I  did have a LOT of fun making them!! I loved COLOURING up these new SOG Fairies ... and I'm sure you will too when you get them!! ;) This gorgeous fairy (and I think she might be my favourite as I believe we might be fairly similar) is Shy Fairy :)

She's coloured up in Copics with the Kindyglitz for the extra sparkle on her wings .. just like her Fairy Sisters / Friends I've shown here the last couple of days! :) To see more of this beautiful Shy Fairy please hop on over to the SOG blog :) I was having trouble working out sentiments to put on my bookmarks and my lovely friend Emma came through for me.. making up two "Book quotes" to go on them.. I came up with the third - lol... so that's what the little E.E is for .. Emma :) THANKS hun (hugs)

Oh.. I have made another video to share... It's another HOW to on a Print and Cut... a bit more advanced .. I show you how to edit individual posts... sometimes when you trace the image you get extra cut lines showing up... In this video I show you how to remove them.....

Thanks for stopping by...  now for a little BLURTout of what's gone on today ....
I exhausted myself today mowing our lawns... LOL.. but it's a great feeling of achievement! Right now
I'm sitting here watching West Wing with Guy... we love it!! Tonight we had Growth Group here... our new bible study - small group from Church... it was a great night.. I love having people in our home :) We are doing a short course called "Course of your Life"... It should be fun and challenging too! Great reminder of all God has done for us... tonight we looked at some of my FAVOURITE Bible passage ... I LOVE it so much I thought I would copy part of it below :D

Psalm 139 
13 For you formed my inward parts;
you knitted me together in my mother's womb.
14 I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.
Wonderful are your works;
my soul knows it very well.
15 My frame was not hidden from you,
when I was being made in secret,
intricately woven in the depths of the earth.
16 Your eyes saw my unformed substance;
in your book were written, every one of them,
the days that were formed for me,
when as yet there was none of them.

Wednesday, 6 February 2013

Some Odd Girl Preview #2

Good morning!!! Squeeeee --- it's Day 2 of the previews of the sweet new Some Odd Girl Fairies. Great news for you..... You can now race on over the SOG and purchase each of the NEW FAIRIES HERE!

TODAY is the Day to SHOWCASE a fairy who's relaxing on a comfy Mushroom seat...

This is Relax Fairy :D

do you see a theme with my creations??? yup ... another bookmark, I've gone for  a set of three... so  the next one will be here tomorrow.. and later I will have a video up showing you how I created the bookmarks (in Silhouette Studio)!! :D

Hop on over the the Some Odd Girl blog to see MORE wonderful Relax Fairy creations!!!


Tuesday, 5 February 2013

Some Odd Girl :: Pixie

Good morning!! Oooh yeah it's BRIGHT and EARLY here... 1am and I'm al tucked up in bed lol! But with my lovely ODD friends in the states it's a decent time yesterday tee hee.... so that's why I'm here... I'm super stoked to be Guest DT for Some Odd Girl for their Digital release this month... The images are just tooo cute!

Today we are previewing the Gorgeous Little Pixie.... you might have seen this sweetie already in my video tutorial the other day ... however with a little colour she's even sweeter! lol! I have made her into a bookmark...

She's coloured with Copics and sparkled up with some Kinderglitz!

Hop along on over now to the Some Odd Girl Blog to see what the wonderful Odd Girl team have done with this little Pixie!! :)

Monday, 4 February 2013


Good morning ... errr actually it's gone on past 12 so Happy Afternoon!! lol! Hope you are having a great start to the week... or end to the weekend for those still in Sunday!! :D

I am here to share a card.... I was looking at NEW Digi images the other day... wanting to buy MORE when Guy reminded me I had lots and had some I had not coloured ... so I went on a hunt and printed out a bunch of old image... This Pirate Laddie was from Tickled Pink... I had coloured him previously but he never made it onto a card. I have had a few images like that... oops!! THIS one however I  coloured  last week and HE is now ON a card! yay!!!

and speaking of Treasure..... Time to ANNOUNCE the winner from my 5 year BLOGOVERSARY candy!! Thanks to those who entered and commented!! :D I truly appreciate it... Do be sure to check back as I'm going to have a few more giveaways in the next couple of weeks that you might be interested in! :D  I used to choose the lucky winner......

congrats to Kim Yu!! 

Saturday, 2 February 2013

Another Smashing Saturday!

Good morning!! Well this time I'm not smashing today... I did it yesterday but I'm sharing it here today!! So in a sense it's still a SMASHING Saturday isn't it!! pretty sure I'm getting sick... so I'm sitting on the couch with my lappy! Yay that it's a weekend so Guy is around!! :D He's popped off to get me strepsils and cold and flu tablets ... isn't he lovely!! :D

Anyway enough rambling... I'm doing that today - tee hee!! Here is my page ....

I'm in an Aussie Smashaholic group on facebook and this was a challenge set by Michelle on there! The page was supposed to be about us and our favourite things... We had to use Washi - tick, flowers - tick, Journaling - BIG tick and Bling - tick!

Thanks for stopping by - I hope you have a Super / Smashing Saturday!!!

Friday, 1 February 2013

Hugs and kisses with SC

Good morning!

Today I have a card to share using the beautiful Valentines image Krista had as a freebie the other day!! THANKS Krista for the beautiful image!! :)


I used some La-La dies on this as well! LOVE those butterfly ones!!! This image was fun to colour... I love her pigtails.. yeah I guess I've always been a pigtails fan. Maybe it goes back to here....

Hope you have an AWESOME Friday!!!