Wednesday, 30 September 2009

The Greeting Farm :: Design my sprout

Wow .. I am so chuffed! My little schoolgirl Sandra whom I designed for the Design my Sprout competition made the finalists :)

Pop on over to the Greeting Farm blog and vote for your favourite sprout design today!

This weekend...

will be launching! Yay!
There are two on the design team at the moment, Marcia and Tracey ....
but they will be looking for a third design team member.
So check out Anya ink this Sunday for the very first challenge and to find out more!

FFF :: Cindy's Sketch

I made this card for the Farm Fresh Friday Challenge over at the Greeting Farm blog.
I think Cindy has done an Awesome job of designing this sketch!! There are some GREAT creations from the DT too!

Here is my card:

The papers are Basic Grey and Kaisercraft .... and I used Rain Anya (she's my favourite at the moment)! Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, 29 September 2009

Angelica's Day Dream

This first card is some kind of personal record for me... I've made a card before that fits 2 challenges but never more than that! So I thought I'd try for more.... Firstly - here's my card:

Now the challenge details:
The current Pile it on challenge is "Let them eat cake! Some kind of pastry on your project"
I got out my Wacom tablet and drew the yummiest pastry I could think of... a croissant!

so piling the other challenges on
I used the current sketch from Sketch and Stash
the stamp is new, the spotty paper is over one year old :)

Simon says "It's a Stitch up" at the Simon Says Challenge
I included faux stitching (with my trusty multiliner)

Paper Play challenges are asking us to "spot this"
hence the spotty paper and Angelica's spotty socks and headband should work too?!

AND of course Angelica's Day Dream is an Inky Impressions stamp... which takes me back to my starting point.... the Inky Impressions challenge is to include 4 embellishments.
I have 1 brown ribbon, 1 brown flower, 1 pink flower and 1 pink rhinestone!

I did not get my last Inky Impressions challenge Card up in time.... but I thought I'd show it here as I painstakingly hand stitched around the "5"

Thanks for looking! I am off to leave comments for my long neglected blogging buddies.....
See you tomorrow!

Monday, 28 September 2009

Copic Colour Challenge #32

This weeks colours on the Copic Colour challenge are a lovely combination.....

Check out their blog for some lovely cards the DT have made with this combination!!
Here is my attempt:

I used my new Sugar Nellie - Manga images for this card... and have left the top blank so that I can add a sentiment later.... when I decide who to give the card to! Thanks for looking!

Sunday, 27 September 2009

crazy hair photos

Yes it WAS purple that I died my hair! :) Here are some photos....

Guy shaved his head for the party too...

the purple should stay for a little while as I bleached it and then put purple fudge in!
It really was just like paint!!

Saturday, 26 September 2009

Friday sketchers :: sketch #71

This is my card for Friday Sketchers this week!

Here is their sketch - It's a lovely one and the DT cards are all gorgeous as always - check them out for yourself here...

and here is my card ...

I have used a Gorjuss girl stamp (I got a couple for my birthday - yay!) and this is the 2nd card I've made using a gorjuss stamp - I'll show you the other another time :)

This card is for a friend who has just turned 30 and is having a party to celebrate tonight... the dress/ theme is to wear crazy hair or a hat ... I have died my hair specially ... guess what colour???

Thursday, 24 September 2009

Happy Thursday.... Here is my card for THE STAMP SPOT this week:

pop on over there for further details about this card :)

I'll be back later ... hopefully!

Thursday, 17 September 2009

Lili's Prayer

Here is another card for you with an Inky Impressions stamp on it...
This little darling is "Lili's Prayer" she's awfully lovely to colour :)

Lili is available from the Stamp Spot as is:
* the paper from Collage Press - Sweet Shoppe Sugar on Top.
* Black Coredinations cardstock - which I ran through my cuttlebug with the script embossing folder ... I sanded the edges and over the embossed surface so that the colour (pink in this case)
* blooms, doiley and rhinestone

I added the little coloured embellishments on top of the doiley to match the spotty paper (these were given to me by my blog friend Arline - thanks hon)

Thanks for looking! I'm off to do some household chores and hopefully some more colouring and crafting (and blog hopping)! Have a great day!! xx

PS. check out the lovely header that Marcia made for me - Isn't it lovely!!!

Wednesday, 16 September 2009

Cheryl has an awesome blog candy comp running... click on the pic or her name to go and have a looksie! :D

Tuesday, 15 September 2009

3rd post for today :: CCC and JM

Well... I just realised that the Copic Colour challenge is about to end tonight.... As this is the first time I have had ALL the colours in the challenge I had to enter... I coloured this image days ago but somehow did not get her onto a card. However... finally, here she is on a card :) I have used my swiss dots folder so this card is also eligible for the Just Magnolia challenge! whoo - 2 challenges in one card! :D

Thanks for looking... I'm off to bed -

Inky Impressions :: Pink and Brown

Well... as soon as I got my order from Marcia at the Stamp Spot today I just had to ink up the stamps and colour and create!! I'm loving the Inky Impressions girls!!

So ... I had to enter the Inky Impressions challenge that finishes ?tonight? I think.

The challenge is to use Pink and Brown... lovely colour combination I think!!
(Happy Birthday to Nicole - great month to be born!)
Here's my card.

Thanks for stopping by!
Tomorrow is my day for bloghopping and commenting on all those neglected bloggyfriends!

Whiff of Joy birthday card

A good friend had her birthday last week and celebrated with a 70s themed dinner on Sat night (might pop a photo on later - we'll see) .... this is the card that I made for her.
I have used a Whiff of Joy image (sent to me by Cheryl! Thanks :)

papers are Basic Grey and Cosmo Cricket :)
I have coloured this girl using my Copics of course! Loving the different shades achievable now!

I received my latest order from the Stamp Spot today so I'm off to colour my new Inky Impressions stamps - be back later in the week! :D

Friday, 11 September 2009

Designing a sprout

The Greeting Farm are having a Design my sprout competition .... Here is my attempt #1. I might try another later on...

What do you think ... does it look Wild Sprout'ish? Check out the other entries so far here.
Thanks for looking!

Thursday, 10 September 2009

Miss Anya braves the Rain

This is the card that I made for todays post on THE STAMP SPOT :D

My sister just came back from Paris and so I had France on the mind... hence the colour scheme (and the "Au Revoir" = "goodbye" sentiment).

I've listed below the products I have used with links that will take you straight to the Stamp Spot store! :D

Stamp :: The Greeting Farm Rain Snow Shine Anya
Paper :: Sassafrass - Herman's Dots
embossing :: Swiss Dots folder
embellishments :: red rhinestones
ribbon :: mixed bag of ginghams

Oh, this was one of the first images I coloured in with my new Copics - still got a bit of practising to do :D
Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, 8 September 2009

The Greeting Farm :: Farm Fresh Friday

I've made this card for the Greeting Farm - Farm Fresh Friday challenge.
"It's the inside that counts"

Can't seem to upload/ access the Galleria at the moment - so am posting it here instead!

I used "Hope and Grace Snuggle" which if you are in Australia (like me) can be purchased from Marcia at the Stamp Spot :)

Thanks for looking,

Copics, Copics, Copics

Yes, you might have noticed from yesterday's mosaic that I am now the super excited owner of the full range of Copic Ciaos (whoo hoo!) HUGE thanks to my DH and parents for this :)

I have been having lots of fun trying to get better at colouring with these.... until now I have not had much range of similar shades so it's rather fun! AND now I can get much closer to the
Copic Colour challenge combos... Here is this weeks:

And here is my card:

I'm loving the images from Whiff of Joy that my blogging friend Cheryl sent me! :D

the colours I have used are:
E00, E21, E53, E57, YG95, YR07, YR20, YR23,R11

Monday, 7 September 2009

The weekend that was...

I turned 30 on the Saturday and was thoroughly spoilt by family and friends :)

Inspired by Ms Textual and her crafty mosaics ... I decided to make a mosaic to show you a snapshot of the spoiling .... I need to do it in a different program I think ... as I just put it in pages and then turned into a jpg... but the quality is poor... anyway here it is:

mmm ... someone commented that all the wrapping was pink and purple... mostly everything was pink and purple! well - I don't mind one bit. tee hee!

I think I'll be back later after I work out how to make a better one (with photos of dinner and afternoon tea).

Magnolia Down Under :: recipe challenge

This card was made for the Magnolia Down Under challenge.... following their recipe of
1 flower, 2 ribbons, 3 brads and 4 papers/pattern papers.

this card is for fellow blogger - Vanessa
(BTW, it's COMING!!!)

Thanks to Cheryl for the gorgeous image and thanks to T for sending me lots of different papers!

Sunday, 6 September 2009

Happy Father's Day

Today is Father's Day here in Australia!
I made this card for my Dad... and made it to meet the requirements of Cheryl and Bec's new challenge blog - Bizzy Becs Creatalicious challenges. The challenge was to:
"make something for dad, it can be anything and it does not have to be specifically for Father's just need to include the colour brown and some metal on your creation"
So here is my card...

Thanks for looking :)

Friday, 4 September 2009

Look at this GORGEOUS card!!!

Look what came in the mail from Marcia!!
Isn't this card just absolutely gorgeous??? I think so!

Thanks Marcia :)

Thursday, 3 September 2009

Gratitude = Joy notecards for the Stamp Spot DT

For my Thursday creating at the Stamp Spot blog this week I have made some little notecards from 1/4 A4 sheet each .. this is what they look like!

I have used Unity Stamp's Gratitude=Joy stamp set for these little cards - Stepping right outside my usual "style" and comfort zone for sure!! As you can see I've kept it fairly simple... just the black card, the stamps with a bit of colour + Cosmo Cricket's - Something New double sided paper - oh and of course some rhinestone bling!

Thanks for looking... I hope you are all having a great week... I for one am not sure where It's gone/ going. I'd rather not get to Saturday this week... but more on that one later ;)

If I were you I'd pop on by The Stamp Spot store right now... not only are the new Greeting Farm stamps there but Inky Impressions have now arrived in store also! whoooo!!!