Sunday, July 8, 2012

Having a break

Hi Everyone,
I am very sad to say , but I am taking a little break from crafting.
With work & life commitments I can not keep up at the moment. 
Hopefully I will be able to come back stronger and better in the future!
I just wanted to let you all know and to say thank you to all my followers, I have loved reading each and every one of the comments you have left me.
Also I have stepped down from Bizzy Becs Design Team, and I will miss all the great team of girls there too.
Take care everyone 

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Copic Marker Europe is Celebrating it's 1st Birthday

Hi Everyone,
As the title says Copic Marker Europe has it's 1st Birthday this month and WOW they are really throwing a party for there followers!
Just follow the link to read all about it.
 CME are giving you a free digital image to use just for there Birthday, I chose this adorable image by Sylvia 
Zet from Wee Stamps, isn't she so cute! 
Of course I have used my Copic Markers to colour her,
For her hair I used , E55, E53, E51, E50 I was aiming for a strawberry blonde.
Skin - E0000, E000, E00 and R01 for her cheeks
Blues - B02, B000, B0000
Pinks - R81 and R0000 I used the tip to tip method here to get a little extra shading
Yellows - Y19, Y11 and Y00
Background - YR0000, YR000
All the colours I used were mostly in the low numbers to get the pastel look.
The gorgeous DP is from Nitwit Collections called Bonnets & Bowties and is also digital.
Corner Dies are from Nellies, Flowers are from WOC and the lace that has been threaded with blue ribbon are from my stash.
Here is a close up of the little sweetie!

You still have a few days to get your image and be in the running for the fabulous prize of Copic Sketch set EX6- 12 new colours 2012, wouldn't that be fantastic !!!

Take care all

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Bizzy Bec's June Challenge

Hi Everyone,
Hope you all are well & happy crafting!
Today starts a new challenge at Bizzy Bec's and this month it's all about 
This is a bowl of skittles for inspiration, but you can use any bright colour you like, this crazy theme was chosen by me! So lets see all those bedazzling creations.
This month I have used one of the adorable Whimsy Wee Stamps available at Bizzy Bec's online store, this is Peggy , and she is just one of the new collection available, and they are all 15% off .
I have coloured her with copic's and prisma pencils
Purples- BV0000, 00, 01 Violet
Skin - E0000,000, 00 R01 Henna
Hair - E55, 53,50 Ginger root
Yellows - YR 65, 31, Y17 Goldenrod
Reds - R27, 14, 12
Greens - G21, 40
Basket - E30, 25
Background - BG0000, 000

The DP is from Kaisercraft,  SB Circles for the die cutting, and the little flowers are punched out and I think it's called a retro flower. The pearls are from my stash.

If you are chosen as the lucky winner, you will receive this beautiful butterfly die from Cottage Cutz, so get out all those bright papers and show us your creations, we can't wait to see them.


Thursday, May 24, 2012

Vintage Reminder

Hi Everyone!
Oh WOW it's been a long time since I have been able to make a card or post anything, as I have been moving and then I had to change my internet service and it took them a week and a half to do it, can you believe it !!!
Ok I will stop rambling because I would like to let you all know that you still have a little over a week to enter  
We would love to see your Vintage creations, and here is what I came up with,

For me it had to be Tilda, and I coloured her in sepia tones with copics and pencils
E47, E44, E42, E41, E40 Dark Brown
E31, E30 Burnt Ochre
The DP is from Becs Store and I used a background stamp to make it look like vintage wallpaper.
The lace , flowers , buttons are all from my stash.
A little peek at the inside

and a close up of Tilda.

So I hope you can join in the fun at Bizzy Becs May Challenge, there is a great Cheery Lynn Designs Die for the winner.

I am so glad to be getting back to normal, and hope to catch up with you all very soon.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Just a note,

Hi Everyone,
I just wanted to let you all know that I am still alive , but I'm in the process of moving and it's chaos at the moment. I havn't had any time to craft or post cards, I miss all my lovely friends very much and hope to be sorted out soon. 
Big Huge Hugs to all

Monday, April 9, 2012

Swiss Pixie Nora!

Hi Everyone,
I hope you all haven't overdone it on the chocolates hmmmm..... lol.
Cause I know I did hehehe
Today I would like to show you a card I have made using the ATS Sketch 
Now if you would like to enter the challenge you will have to be super quick!!!
I have left it to the last minute eeek.
This is Laying Nora and she is one of the Swiss Pixies available from All that Scraps
I have used Nitwit digi papers Promises collection, Cheery Lynn Dies available at Bizzy Becs, Flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts and they have a challenge at the moment for Things with Wings and you still have plenty of time to enter this one.
Here is a little close up of sweet Nora, 
she is coloured with copic's and prisma pencils
Dress - BG13, 11,10,000 Colorless blender Peacock Blue
V17, BV11,00 Violet
Wings - B0000, 000 Muted Turquoise
Skin - E00, 000, 0000 Henna
Hair - E55, 31, 53, 50
Flower center - Y19

I would like to enter the following challenges

Thanks so much for stopping by today , and any lovely comments you may leave,
I appreciate each and every one of them.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

April Challenge at Bizzy Becs , Texture!

Hi Everyone,
So sorry I didn't have this posted this morning for you , but the time just got away from me this week, it must be the last minute Easter rush lol.
But now on to the exciting part , we have a brand new challenge starting today at Bizzy Becs store blog, and the challenge is TEXTURE so we are asking you to use some type of material , eg fabric, hessian , felt , lace , ribbon, doily's etc, the theme this month was chosen by our very own DT girl Sally!
This card is for my Daughters birthday and of course she is turning Sweet 16 ! The beautiful lace behind the image is from my Mum's stash , it's so , so pretty irl, and I have edged it with more off white lace , very vintage I think, I used Unwrapped Tilda which is actually from a Christmas collection, but I thought she suits any day that presents come . lol. 
The gorgeous flowers are from Bizzy Becs and WOC. I have sponged the edges of the sweetheart blossoms with Memento desert sand ink to match my colour scheme, this pic also gives you a closer look at the SB Fleur De Lis square die I used behind the image , I thought I would give it a textured look too so I sponged it with three different colours of Kaisercraft paint, Violet , Egg Shell and Coastal Blue, I just used one of those cheap kitchen sponges , I cut a little square for each colour , wet them just a touch , then dab them in the paint and then off on scrap paper , and then on to the cut out die, it's an easy technique but very effective. Just make sure you only have a little of the paint on your sponge , otherwise it gets a bit blobby lol.
Here is a close up of Tilda, I sponged around the edge with more desert sand ink and added the scroll stamp for the corners .

Copic's and Prisma pencils used

Clothes , Socks and Present - B60, B63, B66 Violet
Skin - E0000, E000, E00 Henna
Hair - E57, E55, E53, E50
Present - E44, E42, E41, E40

The DP is Kaisercraft Tea at Elsie's paper pad , sponged with Walnut Stain Distress ink
Dies - SB Labels three, SB Fleur De Lis square, SB Small standard circles and scallops , Nellies Multi flower and Marianne Leaves.

So go and grab all your supplies at Bizzy Becs Online Store and jump into our April Challenge!
We have a stunning Cheery Lynn Designs Die for the lucky winner  Woo Hoo !!!

Thanks so much for visiting me today, 
I would like to wish all my lovely followers a very
Happy and Safe Easter break, I hope the Easter bunny brings you all lots of Chocolates!

Monday, April 2, 2012

One for the Boys

Hi Everyone,
So sorry I have been a little quiet lately, but I am back today with a boy's card.
Now I would like to enter this in the Lili's Little Fairies Challenge of Anything goes and if you know me I normally would avoid a boys card at all costs lol. So this was my little challenge to myself.
I have had this super cute LOTV image for a while now and he hadn't seen any ink so I just had to give it a go!
It's not that I don't like boys, it's just that I find the girly card so much easier, but I'm very happy with the way this card turned out.
This little guy is called Astronaut and you can find him HERE along with all the other gorgeous LOTV stamps. The image coloured with copic markers and prisma pencils and  is cut out with SB labels three.
The DP is from Nitwits Spaced Out Collection, and the ribbon is from my stash. Can you see the little stars ? they are chipboard and I painted them and then while the paint was still wet I sprinkled some white hologram embossing powder over them and used my heat gun to melt it. They don't seem to look much in the photo , but irl they are really sparkly and pretty.
Here is the inside designed to match the front. All the sentiments and the little stars are from Gina K Designs stamp sets.

Copic's and Prisma pencils used
Blues - B21, B24, B29 True Blue
Reds - R12, R14, R24, Crimson Red
Hair - E55, E31 Sienna Brown
Skin - E0000, E000, E00 R20 Henna
Yellows - Y19, Y21 Goldenrod
Helmut - N5, N2 , C00 , Cool Grey 70%
Spaceship - E40, E42 , Light Umber
Background - W3, W1, W00
Bear - E30, E31 Sienna Brown
Rabbit - E50 Ginger root.

Thanks for stopping by today, I hope you all have a fabulous crafty week!

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Easter Basket

Hi Everyone,
Firstly I would like to say welcome to my new followers, when I first started my blog I didn't think I would have 10 followers let alone over 50, so thanks so much I really appreciate each and every one of you.
Now today I have a little Easter Basket to show you...
and I am going to say sorry about the photo's, I am not a good photographer at the best of times and trying to get good pic's of this was difficult.
The images are from the CC Designs Spring has Sprung set, he is such a cute rabbit , don't you think?
and this is the other side, with these cute eggs that are part of the set.
I found the tutorial on how to make these at Stempeleinmaleins they have lots of great tutorials and hints and a lot are in cms which is great for me.
Moving Along with the Times this week would like to see something with Easter Wishes and PaperPlay would like Spring Colours, also Cute Card Thursday has the classic Anything Goes. I am going to enter my basket into all these challenges.
Needless to say most of the chocolates have already been eaten! So lucky I got the pics when I did hahaha.

Card Recipe
Copic and Prisma Pencils 
Eggs - E53, E51, E50 Ginger Root
Flowers - R0000 Blush Pink
Rabbit - W00, W1 , Colorless Blender, Warm Grey 90% , Warm Grey 50% Peach
Grass- G40 , G21
Zest it blending solution
Liquid Pearls - Petal pink , White Opal
Stickles - Frosted lace
DP- Nitwits Bonnets 'n' Bowties collection
Punch - MS Daisy Border
Dies- Nellies Multi flower SB small standard circles and scallops
Images - CC Designs - Spring has Sprung set 
Flowers - WOC Roses , others from my stash
Scor Pal

I hope you liked my little Easter creation, thanks so much for visiting me and all the lovely comments you leave.
Oh btw I have already given this to my Daughter, that's why most of the choccies have gone!
Have a great week everyone.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Sweet Spring!

Hi Everyone,
 I hope you are all going well, and have been having fun in your craft spaces, I know I have today!
I have been working on a card for the brand new challenge blog Sweet Stamping Pixies and for there very first challenge the theme is Spring, now I know here in Aussie land we are heading into Autumn , but I thought this way I can dream about those lovely Spring days , hehehe
Now these are colours that are a bit different for me, but this very pretty Kaisercraft paper called Tea at Elsie's got me started , and then I just couldn't stop lol. I was very happy with the way it all came together.
Here's a close up of the very sweet Swiss Pixie Leisel and her Wheelbarrow and the Swiss Birdhouse.
I have added Clear Spica pen to her wings ,butterflies and the heart , but you can't see it in the photo , grrrr.
All That Scraps Wednesday Challenge is Anything goes so I am going to enter this little sweetie there also.
This is the inside , the dies are a set from Nellie's called Square Lily.
These dies cut beautifully , I use my cuttlebug that I have had since day one, and they cut like a dream.
If you are anything like me , sometimes I am a little scared of brands I don't know , until I read a few reviews , but I was very impressed with this range. So of course I got a couple more lol.
and you can make a button with this set , that matches your card perfectly! Did you see the little cross over on my button , that's card stock , I got this idea from the lovely Pam Sparks, she makes the most beautiful cards and so helpful , you can visit Pam at her blog HERE.

The images , dies , sentiment , leaves all came from Bizzy Bec's Online Store , the images are older lines and so is my DP, But if you are looking for something just email Bec and if it's a company that she keeps she may be able to help you. Bec is wonderful to deal with , so don't be shy , hehehe

Copic's and Prisma pencils used
Clothes - B45, B41 Slate Grey YR23, YR21 Goldenrod
Wings and Butterflies - B000, B0000, B21 Slate Grey , Spica Clear
Hair - E55, E53, E51, E50 Light Umber
Skin - E0000, E000, E00, E11 Henna 
Wheelbarrow and Birdhouse - YR65, YR12 Orange E42.E41, E25 Light Umber
C00, Warm Grey 90% G21, G94 Olive Green
Grass - G21, G94, G85, YG93 White Opaque pen, 
Tutorial for grass at Pops Blog HERE , I don't use the same colours as pops , as I don't have them, but I'm working on it lol.

I would like to enter the following challenges
ATS Wednesday Challenge - Anything goes

Thanks so much for stopping by today, sorry if I have been rambling , but there was just so much to talk about today. I hope you all have a wonderful week.

Monday, March 12, 2012

Easter Greetings!

Hi Everyone,
Well Easter is just around the corner and I have been working on a card for my friend at work, she has two little girls and I thought they might like Tilda with Eggs in her Apron!
I love Easter cards , they are always so bright and pretty, I have created a little scene with the Magnolia Lovely Fence Die, and have added grass under and on top of the fence, trying to make it look like it's growing through the fence , what do you think ? does it look real , I have also added some clouds for the background.
The Sentiment and the Eggs are from a Crafty Secrets set called Easter Joy.
The Tropical Flourish die is from Cherry Lynn dies and I cut it up to frame my image, the lace along the bottom is also by Cherry Lynn, they have the most beautiful dies!
The DP is from Nitwit collections digi paper, and the little ribbon is from my stash.
Here is a closer look at tilda , don't you just love that hair, so cute!
I have coloured tilda using my copic markers and prisma pencils and the clouds are inked in Memento Summer Sky.

I would like to enter the following challenges
Simply Magnolia - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by today, I love to read the lovely comments you all leave me.
I hope you all have a wonderful crafty week.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Pixie Sparkle!

Hi Everyone,
I hope you are all well and happy today, it's been a beautiful day here and it's starting to feel like Autumn Yay!
For my card today, I have used a LOT of sparkle!
If you know me then you will know that I normally don't add much glittery things, and now I probably know why , you should have been here to see me in the hugest mess , with glue and glitter and sparkles stuck to just about everything except the card ROFL! but I did get there in the end....
This gorgeous image is from All that scraps and is called Swiss Pixie Lucy and I have teamed her with a
 Make it Crafty  toadstool image.
Her wings have had the glitter treatment as well as the white flower. The pearl border is so bright and pretty irl, it's so hard to get a good pic of sparkles.
The butterfly came from the $2 shop and the lovely lace come from my Mum's stash, she was having a clean out and offered me some laces and ribbons, of course I grabbed them up with glee!
The DP is from Nitwit collections called Promises too, and the cardstock is Stampin up Bashful blue.
I don't have the list of copic's and pencils used , it got lost in the glitter mess hehehe.

I would like to enter the following challenges

Well that's it for me today , thanks so much to everyone for all your lovely comments,
you are all such a fantastic bunch, love you lots.
PS, I almost forgot , Did you see all the yummy candies happening , check out my side bars,
Sue, Karen, Tracy and Jacque have all got lovely prizes up for grabs. Click on the pics and you will be there.

Monday, March 5, 2012

Sketch Time at Bizzy Bec's

Hi Everyone,
Well the time is flying by and it's March already! So that means time for a brand new challenge at Bizzy Bec's.
This month the lovely Leonie has put together a fabulous sketch for us to follow.
Now you can turn it (as I did ) flip or rotate it , but we must be able to see the sketch in your project to be eligible for a prize, and you wouldn't want to miss that!
 I have used the adorable Cody Fishing from Bec's Online Store and is available for just $2.00 in digi format. I coloured Cody in Copic's and just a little pencil. The Gone Fishin Sign is from the Dollar Graphics Depot. I also used my template for the clouds  from Bev at All the things I love blog and you can find her blog HERE.
Here is a peek at the inside, following the same theme.
I usually don't do many boys cards, but this one just seemed to work for me, 
I have sponged around all the edges with Memento Summer Sky.

Card Recipe
Digital Images - Bizzy Bec's / Dollar Graphics Depot
Rubber Stamps - Happy Birthday , Gina K Designs
DP - Kaisercraft
Ric Rac is from my stash
Copic & Pencils
Water - B29, B24, B21
Boat - E42, E40 Warm Grey 50% , Beige
Hat & Shirt - YG93, YG 0000, YR21, YR12 Goldenrod
Fishing Rod - E23, N2 Dark Brown
Skin - E0000, E000, E00
Hair E50 Light Umber

So that's about it for me today , head over to Bizzy Bec's Store Blog  and check out all the gorgeous creations the rest of  the Design Team have come up with!
Also while you are there Bec has a Mini Blog Candy with a gorgeous Tilda up for grabs.
Isn't she adorable!!!! 

Just a note to my regular followers, Our dog is heaps better, thanks for all the well wishes, I really appreciated all your kind words.
Take care everyone, and Happy Crafting.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Not a Card!

Hi Everyone,
Well it's been another flat out week , and thank goodness tomorrow is Friday!
I have been trying to finish this project all week and finally got there today, MDUC this week asked for a colour combo of Pink , Orange and White, rather groovy I think lol.
I haven't done anything like this before , but I picked up this little box at the reject shop for $4 and decided to give it a go, it's for my daughter , she is always loosing bobby pins and hair clips , so I made this for all her pins and things to be in one place! Hopefully .......
It's a wooden box with a glass panel in the top where I have used DP , Doily and Tilda.
This is the inside, which I kept pretty simple, because it's for pins.
Here is a side view, I have used a Cherry Lynn Die and some ribbon from my stash.
This beautiful wood flourish is from Make it Crafty and was a free gift when I placed an order recently, I have painted it with Kaisercraft Hot Pink .

I would like to enter the following Challenges
Magnolia Down Under Challenge #135 - Colour Combo Pink , Orange & White
Allsorts Challenge Blog - It's your choice

I don't have a recipe for this little box , I didn't even write down the copic markers I used,
as I said before it's been one of those weeks, we have had a sick dog and it's been a real worry , but I think he has turned a corner now and is on the road to recovery.
I hope you are all well and happy out there in blog land, and thanks for stopping by and leaving me such wonderful and kind comments.

PS. Have you seen the amazing candy Jacque has on her blog!!!! Check it out here on the top right hand side bar and follow the link.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Swiss Pixie Lucy

Hi Everyone,
Boy oh Boy the time seems to get away from me, in my own defense I have been working more hours so that means less time for crafting, ok I have made my excuses lol, I will get on with it.
I made this card just cause I wanted to no particular reason and it was a real joy to do.
I thought I would have a go at a center step card, the tutorial is on  Splitcoast stampers .
This little sweetie is from the new CC Designs release Swiss Pixie Lucy and she is sitting on the Swiss Woodland Daisy.
 Here is a side view to give you a better idea of the folds.
I also had a go at just a dotty background, I thought it suited her with a softer look, I still can't decide if I like it or not , the jury is still out , lol. You tell me?
Did you notice those pretty corners , they are from Make it Crafty , and are chipboard, very delicate and beautiful. I have painted them with Kaiser olive to match my card.
Close up of Lucy 
On the inside.

Card Recipe
Stamps - CC Designs , Swiss Pixie Lucy, Woodland Daisy Flower
Sentiment front , Gina K designs, inside Jemac
DP - Kaisercraft
Flowers - WOC
Chipboard Corners - Make it Crafty
Pearls & Lace - From my stash
Punch Border - MS
Dies - Spellbinders
Copics & Pencils
Hair - E25, E55,E53, E50
Skin- E0000,E000,E00, R01 Peach 
Greens- G40,G82,G21,G85 YG93,YG97 Olive
Peach- R0000,R01,R11,R12 Light Peach
Yellows - Y21, Y19 , YR30
Acorn - E27, E25
Background - E42, E41, E40
White Pen

I would like to enter the following challenges

Thanks for stopping by , and the lovely comments you leave me, I truly appreciate each and every one.