Friday, 31 December 2010

Happy New Year!!

Just popping in to wish you all a Happy New Year... it will be 2011 here in just 40 minutes... Personally I'm hoping for a better year lol! 2010 has been hard but still lots to be thankful for.. I will pop back tomorrow (instead of tonight - too tired) for a little summary of 2010 and a preview to 2011!!


Wednesday, 29 December 2010

Inky Impressions Animal Challenge

Good evening everyone... I hope that you all had a super Christmas.. and are not too sick of Christmas cards yet as I have one more to show here today!! :D tee hee!

The new challenge over at Inky Impressions is ANIMALS and so I have used this gorgeous stamp of Sammy making Snow Angels ... isn't Sammy just the cutest little snow angel monkey you've ever seen!!!

pop on over to Inky Impressions challenges to see that wonderful Creations from the rest of the Inky team...:)

I am entering this card into a couple of challenges this week... They are both

Allsorts Challenge blog - Anything Goes
Sew Many Challenge - Anything Goes

The Mad for Markers challenge right now is also Anything Goes :D

Just for Fun and to find some Mojo:: Mojo Monday

Well.. I have been feeling very Mojoless .. and so I decided to check out Mojo Monday.. hoping that might help :D There are two fun sketches this week circular or square... I chose the square one. I also used a image of Beanie Anya which a friend stamped for me :) I think I might have to get her though! Here is my card....

The sentiment stamp I used is from Inky Impressions! Sweet isn't it!! :D

Oh and I got some new Copic colours for Christmas.. that's right I still don't have them all .. YET!! the colours I used are: C10, E000, E01, E11, R01, V91, 93, 95, 99, RV91, 93, B91, 93, 95, N2, 3, 4, 6,7,8,9,10 ... loving the N markers!!

We have a wedding to go to this afternoon! Pretty exciting!! :D

Tuesday, 28 December 2010

CA&F :: A Very Merry Saturday Sketch

Today I am sharing with you a card made for the current Club Anya and Friends Saturday sketch ... and I just HAD to use the beautiful Anya image Marie gave us all for Christmas :D Here she is... Oh and I had to include a dragonfly that I got in the Sunshine kit :D stay tuned for lots more dragonflies to come tee hee!

Copics used are: V91, 93, 95, 99, E33, 35, 37, 39, N8,6, E000, 01, 11, R01, R 81, 83, 85

Hope everyone is enjoying the holiday period!

My top 10 cards of 2010


Suzi had an Awesome idea to have this blog hop for people to display their top 10 cards of 2010.. a GREAT way to see some of those AMAZING cards that have been out there this year!

The idea is to start at Suzi's blog HERE and link your blog post in there (The inlinkz tool will remain open until 7am GMT on Wednesday 29th 2010) and then go hopping :D

Now I had a tough time working out what to put on here.. but here are what I think are 10 of my best cards this last year!

Card #1 - stamp = Inky Impressions
donuts = handdrawn
Card #2 - stamp = Spesch Stamps
Card #3 - stamps = The Greeting Farm - Miss Anya Lounge
Card #4 - stamp = The Greeting Farm
Card #5 - stamp = Sweet November
Card #6 - stamp = Tickled Pink - Lil Lolita
Card #7 - stamp = Spesch Stamps
Card #8 - stamp = Spesch Stamps
Card #9 - stamp = Spesch Stamps
Card #10 - stamp = The Greeting Farm .. mix of Miss Anya with Me Time Anya
background = hand drawn.
Thanks for popping past and THANKS to everyone for the wonderful support and lovely comments you have left me this year! I am going to do another 2010 summary post on New Years Eve as well! :D

Saturday, 25 December 2010

Happy Birthday to Jesus!!

Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas ...

celebrating the birth of a great King and Saviour Jesus Christ!! :D

... Luke 1:30 And the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God. 31 And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus. 32 He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. And the Lord God will give to him the throne of his father David, 33 and he will reign over the house of Jacob forever, and of his kingdom there will be no end.”

I hope that everyone has a wonderful time celebrating Christmas with their family and friends!

Friday, 24 December 2010

Inky Impressions...

I just had to make and show you a card using this gorgeous new Inky Impressions stamp of Stampalicious Lili isn't she the sweetest!! These new Inky stamps are beautiful, so deeply etched they make a lovely clear impression!!

also I made this card to remind you there are still a few days left to enter the current Inky Challenge... which is black and white + one other colour ... I've gone the black, white and pink again!! :D
The paper is from My Favourite Things as well as some Bazzil CS :D I coloured the pearls in with a C10 Copic marker!!

Wednesday, 22 December 2010

Winter Wonderland....

I'm dreaming of a white christmas..... 'cos I am never going to get one here in Sydney .. lol!
But I still used this gorgeous Christmas digi stamp from Spesch for this card.

We had a Christmas party at a friend's house last night... It was a lovely night with wonderfully yummy food and great company! Gin had given it a Winter Wonderland theme and so I thought this image would be a good one to use!! :D My friend Gin has just recently started blogging again and with a crafty/ card making etc blog.. if you have not yet seen her blog please pop on over and say HI :D

Oh yes.. here is the card I made...

the image is from Spesch Stamps... there are lots of beautifully cute digi stamps to choose from at Spesch Stamps - pop on over and get yourself some now!!!

Hope you are surviving the crazy season... only a few days to go.... Why not take a quiet moment to remember reason behind these festivities..

Joy to the World , the Lord is come!
Let earth receive her King;
Let every heart prepare Him room,
And Heaven and nature sing,
And Heaven and nature sing,
And Heaven, and Heaven, and nature sing.

Tuesday, 21 December 2010

countdown to Christmas

Oh wow!! I have been a bit slow here with my blogging... sorry.. Just have not had time to sit and blog... life is a little crazy! And have had LOTS of Christmas cards to get made... next year I am starting EARLIER!!!

Here's a couple I have made ... have been using up all my pre-coloured images... and trying to keep the cards pretty simple so that they are easier to make ... and I'm kinda liking CAS right now!!

the first card is with a Magnolia image that I got from Bernadette (if you read this... THANKS so much .. she was fun to colour!!)

and the second is using the Greeting Farm's Ian and Miss Anya Lounge .. don't they go well together!! Gone for a long card this time...

Hope you are all well and not too busy to remember the real reason for this season!

Hark the herald angels sing
"Glory to the newborn King!
Peace on earth and mercy mild
God and sinners reconciled"
Joyful, all ye nations rise
Join the triumph of the skies
With the angelic host proclaim:
"Christ is born in Bethlehem"
Hark! The herald angels sing
"Glory to the newborn King!"

Saturday, 18 December 2010

`Curiouser and curiouser!' cried Alice (she was so much surprised, that for the moment she quite forgot how to speak good English); `now I'm opening out like the largest telescope that ever was! Good-bye, feet!' (for when she looked down at her feet, they seemed to be almost out of sight, they were getting so far off). `Oh, my poor little feet, I wonder who will put on your shoes and stockings for you now, dears? I'm sure _I_ shan't be able! I shall be a great deal too far off to trouble myself about you: you must manage the best way you can; --but I must be kind to them,' thought Alice, `or perhaps they won't walk the way I want to go! Let me see: I'll give them a new pair of boots every Christmas.'

Hello from all of us here in Wonderland! This week we are Curiouser and curiouser to see if you are willing to play along with our weekly challenge. The challenge is a simple one, and one that most of us should be able to play along with, we would like to take Wonderland and turn it into a Winter Wonderland! Yes, that's right.....put your boots on, hats, mittens and lets play in the snow! Alice, with a hat on? Rabbit in the snow? Anything that reflects a Winter Wonderland. Have fun with it!

This week we are being sponsored by SUGAR NELLIE/FUNKYKITS. They are a fabulous company and you really should go over and take a peek. The prize for this week will be 1 set of 6, yes, I said 6 of Leanne Ellis Alice in Wonderland stamps. I sure wish I was in this on this one. This set of stamps are fantastic!

Here is my creation this week... I have used my first ever Sugar Nellie Stamp ... this one was sent to me a couple of years ago by the beautiful Tina!! If you read this at all THANKS SWEETS :D Miss chatting with ya!! xxx

Hop on over to Oh, Alice! to see the rest of the Twisted teams Amazing Winter Wonderland creations!

NOTE~WE will be taking a short time away to play in our Wonderlands thru the holidays. We will resume in the new year with more challenges and fun giveaways!

Friday, 17 December 2010

FFF Domestic Diva Challenge

DO YOU have an idea for a hostess gift with the MOSTEST???

..mostest WHAT? You ask?

Mostest MOJO, we say! That's right! Today it is all about DOMESTIC DIVA-ism on the Farm and we have a SPECIAL, TWO-week long contest for you starting TODAY!

Ok. SO....With all of the hustle and bustle this time of year, we want to make sure that you all have PLENTY of time to play, and with the season of holiday parties upon us, what BETTER challenge to issue than to create a HOSTESS GIFT w/ the MOSTEST :)

The challenge begins TODAY and will go through DECEMBER 30th, 2011 at 8pm CST. Just upload your Hostess Gift idea using TGF Stamps to the TGF Galleria>Contests/Challenges>Hostess Mostest Challenge.

The WINNER of this challenge wins ONE sweet slice! That's right! We have a CHEEKY CHERRY PIE stamp up for grabs....but there's MORE....hmmm, like how about the ENTIRE JANUARY RELEASE?!? That's right! This is HUGE prize and there is plenty of time to play!

Here is my creation .. using Timmy and Penny Present digi, which I have colorised Green!!

The TGF Design Teams will be back with MORE examples next week just to re-spark your Mojo during this busy holiday season....but for now, get down w/ your inner Domestic Diva and HAVE FUN!

Wednesday, 15 December 2010

Inky Impressions Challenge :: Black and White + ??

Good evening everyone... or Good morning depending on where you are :D

It's time for another Inky Impressions Challenge and this one is a lovely one...
The Challenge is - Black & White plus one other color of your choice

I have made two cards this week as I didn't think my stamps would arrive in time so I used Rachel's gingerbread digi again.. and then my stamps did arrive so I have used my gorgeous new stamp of Sammy making snow angels :D

For my first card (below) I have used Rachel and gone with black + White + Pink....
I am also entering this card into the Digital Tuesday Challenge where they want a Sparkling Christmas .. it has not come up too well in my photo but the baubles and lights on the tree are glossy and a bit sparkly!

also Stamp Something is having a Digi challenge this week! So I'm also entering Rachel in there!

My second card (below) is the new Sammy making snow angels and I have as you can see used Black and White + Green for this one!
I also used some Inky Dinky dew drops and a Snow Mittens charm ... which are available in the Inky store here!

I am also entering this card into the Cupcake Inspiration challenge which has a gorgeous piccy this week as inspiration... I have been inspired by the snow/ snowflakes!!!

close up of Sammy making snow angels...

Make sure you Check out the wonderful creations from the rest of the Inkettes and Inky dude...

Guest DT Members:
Sonya (Flati)

Tuesday, 14 December 2010

I have just posted up a quick little tutorial on how I coloured Crystal's eyes (in the piccy below) ... You can find it on the Mad for Markers blog HERE

I have used a beautiful digi stamp from Spesch Stamps .... Crystal.

Copics used:
Wings: RV21, FB2 & FRV1,
Skin: E13, 15, 17,
Hair: E15, 17, 18, 19, 29,
earrings: E33, 35, E15, E13,
Dress: R81, 83, 85, V04, 06, 09,
Background: E70, 71, 74, 77, 79

Bizzy Becs .. Blue Butterfly stamps

Have you heard about or seen these new beauties??? The beautiful Bec is releasing a gorgeous new line of stamps... The New Blue Butterfly Stamps Collection "Victorian Sweethearts"

You can see them in some stunning creations by the DT over the Bizzy Becs Store blog HERE Oh ... and Bec is giving away some as candy too!! So what are you waiting for go and see!!!

Saturday, 11 December 2010


LADY dear, if Fairies may
For a moment lay aside
Cunning tricks and elfish play,
'Tis at happy Christmas-tide.

We have heard the children say—
Gentle children. whom we love—
Long ago, on Christmas Day,
Came a message from above.

Still, as Christmas-tide comes round,
They remember it again—
Echo still the joyful sound
"Peace on earth, good-will to men!"

Yet the hearts must childlike be
Where such heavenly guests abide;
Unto children, in their glee,
All the year is Christmas-tide!

Thus, forgetting tricks and play
For a moment, Lady dear,
We would wish you, if we may,
Merry Christmas, glad New Year!
Christmas, 1867.

Welcome down the rabbit hole once again my friends. This poem by Lewis Carroll was found in the back of a copy of Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There. In researching the history of this poem I found the All Saints, the Lewis Carroll Memorial Window at Daniell Chapel in England. The 3 centre panels contain verses from this Lewis Carroll’s poem. The window was designed by the stained glass artist Geoffrey Webb and depicts a Nativity scene, at which both Carroll and Alice are present. This is a must see for anyone that loves Wonderland.

For our challenge this week let's get into the Christmas spirit. The challenge is to use red, green, + one color. You can still use other colors for hair and skin. Just make the main use of color red, green, + one.

Our wonderful sponsor this week is Pixie Dust Studio. The lucky winner will receive your choice of 2 digital images.

Check out the twisted teams wonderful creations HERE .. and this is my creation below...

So get your Santa hat on, turn on your favorite holiday music and get crafty for your chance to win your choice of 2 digital images! Remember, you have all week to play this challenge! Link your project to the Oh Alice! Challenge blog by midnight, Friday, December 17th to be entered in the drawing. Happy creating!!

Friday, 10 December 2010

Farm Fresh Friday gets Sentimental!!

Yay!!! it's Friday!!! whoo hoo!!! I'm happy! how about you?? Can't believe how busy life is just now!! Mm.. I'm a little late but better late than never... it's time for The Greeting Farm's weekly challenge - Farm Fresh Friday and it's that time of month again for a Scrapping challenge!

This weeks challenge is to "Get SENTIMENTAL with a quote, phrase, or favorite poem that reminds you of someone you love".

Here's my page :

I used some of our wedding pics and a quote from the Bible on LOVE! this one is engraved on the inside of my engagement ring! Well the verse numbers are :D

Make sure you pop on over to The Greeting Farm Blog and see all the wonderful creations from all the Farmers and Critter Crew!!

I'm off for the weekend... a weekend away with "friends" but I'll be checking into Blogland whilst away I hope!! hehe!

Wednesday, 8 December 2010

Inky Impressions December (Winter) release hop

Please scroll down for Spesch Stamps Dec release !

Good evening Welcome :)
Tonight is very exciting it's time for the Inky Impressions December (Winter) release blog hop . There are some very LOVELY new stamps out today!! Including some VERY cute animal stamps.. as well as an adorable new girl - Marlee! And some gorgeous little Lili stamps... I just know you are going to LOVE them!

If you came here from Joey's blog then you are right on track... if not then please hurry on back to the beginning .. The hop starts at our lovely boss lady/ Inky Mama - Nicole's blog :)

Being all the way down under I have not yet received my stamps .. I am hounding hubby EVERY day to see if the PO box has any rubba .. but not yet!! so ... today I am sharing with you another card using the beautiful digi image of Rachel and her Christmas tree... this time I did some digital cropping as I wanted to blow her up a little .. and I thought the little circles with snippets of the image would work quite well too!

now keep on hopping over to Giovanna's blog and don't forget to leave some lovin' all the way along this gorgeous hop as there will also be a prize package for one of our blog hoppers! :D

Spesch Stamps December release

Please scroll down for my Lollipop Ladies post

Yay!! Here is another release I have been waiting for and wanting to show you all these gorgeous images... There are 4 gorgeous new stamps out - designed by the talented Sylvia!! And two of these you may have already seen as they are the unicorns that are now available in RUBBA! How exciting right... have you got yours yet??

Sadly we say goodbye this month to one two of our lovely DT.. Maria and Kim.. we'll miss you both and your wonderful creations too!!

Ok... now here are my cards using the new release images...

Cute Unicorn - available in digi and rubber


Proud Unicorn - available in digi and rubber

Hop on over to the Spesch blog to see all the wonderful DT creations and then hop on over to Spesch stamps website to pick up your images + or rubber!!

The Lollipop Ladies Challenge #10

GOOD MORNING!! We have a very mouth watering ... yummy treat as the inspiration for this fortnight's challenge. The new theme is Chocolate Honeycomb

as you would know by now we like to mix things up a bit and so this time for the bonus theme we would like you to have something hidden (anything you like!!)

Check out the scrumptious creations from our candy stripes on The Lollipop Ladies blog.

Here is my card... I went for the colours.. the chocolate brown and the yellow .. It's quite a lovely combination don't you think?? I've used Creeper Friday from The Greeting Farm.

wanna see the secret message??

Thanks for stopping by.. why not come and join us at The Lollipop Ladies.. all welcome and we'd love to see your creations! There is a prize on offer this week from Annabelle stamps :D

Copics used:
Skin: E13, 15, 17, 18 + R83
Hair: E13, 15, 17, 18, E27, 29,
pants and boots - E13, 15, 17, W3,
headphones: T1,3,5
Yellows: Y11, 15, 17,

Sunday, 5 December 2010

Inky Christmas decoration

I've been putting up our tree today... bit later than wanted to... but had no chance till today! :D Anyway I wanted to show you a decoration I made... using an Inky Impressions stamp .. Angelica's heart socks!! Isn't she adorable!!

I stamped her up in Rich Cocoa ink on 352GSM Neenah... and since it's so nice and thick there was no bleed through.. so I cut out the image and then used a Sepia multiliner to draw the "backside" on and then coloured that too - a bit more simply!!
I then slid her inside a clear bauble :D

Here are some closer pics to see how the bauble looks :D

Thanks for stopping by! It's been such a crazy time I have not had a minute to think clearly... but I am hoping that this week will be a bit easier to manage (despite still having LOTS to do!!)
Hope all is well with all my blogland buddies!! Will be catching up in the next couple of days!!