Tuesday, 31 August 2010
waiting for the customers...
It was so lovely to meet and work with the gorgeous Tracey Feeger ...this (below) is a piccy of the two of us in the stall - do we look tired?? It's at the end of Manic Friday!! thanks for all your work and for EVERYTHING Trace! It was so awesome to meet Tracey after blogging and MSN chats! I felt like I knew her really well already but real life certainly is the best right! :D She's a total sweetie!
This is me walking to the Tram on Saturday morning!
On Saturday the wonderful Annette and Rosanna came to help out! They were such a pleasure to meet and have helping out! THANKS so much to you both! good thing we like purple... makes for a matching photograph really!! lol! Annette is my purple buddy .. we both love it! Has been awesome having Annette on my team this year and look forward to chatting more and catching up again soon! Looking forward to seeing more of Rosanna's great crafting too!
The Beautiful Emma came on Sunday and I was so thrilled to finally meet her! Although we'd chatted on skype + webcam it was great to be in the same spot and not have my computer cut in and out hehe. THANKS Em - it was awesome to catch up and have you there and look forward to catching up again for a chatting session soon!!
not only did I meet those wonderful girls on my DT... I also met other awesome people from blogland.... Jasmine from the Lollipop ladies DT came up and said Hi - YAY! And she was with Mel! It was fun to meet these two as I have really been drooling over their gorgeous scrapbook layouts recently and wish I could scrap like that! hehe THANKS for coming to say HI :D maybe they will even inspire me to Scrap again!!
Mandi popped in a few times as she was teaching people how to colour with Copics each day and doing a fabulous job by the sounds of it! Everyone came around saying how helpful the classes were! It was awesome to meet Mandi who used to be on the Mad for Markers DT but then became one of Australia's Regional Instructors for Copic Australia. I also got to meet Jacqui from Copic Australia briefly on the Sunday .. thanks for coming to say Hi! I'm Sorry I was too busy to really chat or get a photo!!
And a BIG HIGHLIGHT of the show was meeting Debbie P! YAY! This gorgeous lady and I were on Marcia's Stamp Spot DT together and I was thrilled to meet her IRL ... I have loved getting to know her over DT teams.. TSS and Spesch Stamps...and also through emails.. she has been a great support to me with encouraging words in tough times this past YEAR! so it was very special to meet her! Here's a pic I stole off her facebook as mine came out blurry!
so that's it! A Full on weekend of setting up the stall.. running it and meeting lots of wonderful people.. bloggers, facebookers and customers! Here is a pic of me whilst we were packing up....
Now I am home and pretty tired out... feeling a bit sick and not sure if I picked up a bug or am just run down... time will tell.. anyway - so glad I went and so thankful to my sister Nic who came and helped out.. .despite the fact she's running off to Paris again in a couple of days... THANKS LOVELY I really could not have done it without you!!!
I am hoping to catch up on what everyone is blogland has been up to over the next couple of days...
Sunday, 29 August 2010
I'll keep this short and sweet as it's the 4th post in a row I've scheduled and I have run out of words! Today is the last day of Paperific so will be home tomorrow night!
Saturday, 28 August 2010
(taken from "Child of the Pure Unclouded Brow: preface to "Through the Looking Glass"
And dreaming eyes of wonder!
Though time be fleet, and I and thou
Are half a life asunder,
Thy loving smile will surely hail
The love-gift of a fairy-tale.
I have not seen thy sunny face,
Nor heard thy silver laughter;
No thought of me shall find a place
In thy young life's hereafter -
Enough that now thou wilt not fail
To listen to my fairy-tale.
Friday, 27 August 2010
This card should now be in the hands of my friend T ... I sent her a few cards to use to give to people.. hope she likes them and they are OK!
Well Paperific starts today!! YAY!!! :D So of course this post is another scheduled one!! Hope y'all y'all have great weekends!! We'll be working busily away soon HOPEFULLY!
Thursday, 26 August 2010
Anyway .. enough of my chattering... Here is a card I made to share! This image was stamped up for me by a lovely blogging friend and was such fun to colour.
Anyway.. am pretty tired here so think I will sign off now! Look forward to getting back and catching up on your blogs next week!!
Wednesday, 25 August 2010
I have used this gorgeous image that one of my lovely stamping blogging buddies sent to me so I could have a little play AND there is a rose on the image - how apt.. oh, and I added some rose petals too (which I coloured black first).
I have always thought this Lil Lolita looked a little sad so thought the sentiment "thinking of you" would work well! I got the newsletter from my LSS this week and they are now selling Kellie's Lil Lolitas! How cool!
Hope you are all having lovely weeks.. mine has been a bit hectic thus far but tomorrow I do to Melbourne! YAY! Can't wait!
Tuesday, 24 August 2010
Details for this challenge....
* You are not required to use AI stamps, but if you have them, we'd love to see you use them! **IF YOU USE AI STAMPS, YOU GET 2 ENTRIES FOR YOUR CREATION! JUST ENTER YOUR NAME/LINK TWICE ON MR. LINKY!!!
* You have until Monday, August 30 , 2010, midnight Pacific Standard Time to link your creation to this post. A winner will be chosen Tuesday, August 31, 2010 to win a BADGE TO DISPLAY ON YOUR BLOG AND TO HOST ONE OF THE UPCOMING AI CHALLENGES! You will not need AI stamps to host, we will send you instructions on what to do.
* When posting your link, please post the link directly to your creation- so if it's on your blog, please link it directly to the specific post with your creation.
*Please make sure that you link your creation back to the AI Blog
* If uploading to SCS or PCP, please add the keyword AIC27
Can't wait to see what you come up with! Tell your friends!
Monday, 23 August 2010
You can get yours HERE!!
Oh ... and whilst I think of it... did you notice what colour Draggy is ... PINK! Don't forget to enter your pink creations on the Mad for Markers blog :) On this creation I used pinks - R81,83,85 and then some violets - V12, 15, 17 ... outlines in c5
Sunday, 22 August 2010
I thought I'd show you two of these today... although if you do pop on over to the Spesch Stamps blog you can see all of the gorgeous new images.
You can buy your own lovely fairytale images today at Spesch stamps HERE!
Saturday, 21 August 2010
`But who is to give the prizes?' quite a chorus of voices asked.
`Why, SHE, of course,' said the Dodo, pointing to Alice with one finger; and the whole party at once crowded round her, calling out in a confused way, `Prizes! Prizes!'
Alice had no idea what to do, and in despair she put her hand in her pocket, and pulled out a box of comfits, (luckily the salt water had not got into it), and handed them round as prizes. There was exactly one a-piece all round. `But she must have a prize herself, you know,' said the Mouse.
`Of course,' the Dodo replied very gravely. `What else have you got in your pocket?' he went on, turning to Alice..."
We are so excited about today's inspiration piece, which just so happens to feature Alice and the lovable Dodo she encounters along her adventures in Wonderland. We'll even spare Dodo the croquet game today...less headache! ;)
The Mad Hatter herself is VERY fond of Tarina Tarantino jewelry and is lucky enough to own a VERY fun ring that she scored while in Disneyworld last time. Check out the fabulous Queen Alice ring HERE.
There are some very blingtastic samples from the DT over at Oh, Alice!
I coloured up this gorgeous sweet pea image that I stamped at CA the other night (THANKS Mel) and well... dragons are hoarders of treasure/ prizes/ bling right?? I added some pretty sparkles that were given to my by my friend T (she has been quite unwell recently - so if you are the praying type please remember her in your prayers!)
I'm off to finish packing boxes of stuff to ship to Melbourne on Monday! boy it's a bigger job than I thought! LOL! Hope you are all having a good weekend!
Friday, 20 August 2010
Still need to practise my fur technique a little bit
Well I'll be back on Saturday ... after exercising my democratic right to vote.
Have a great Friday!!
Wednesday, 18 August 2010
Here is my card.. I have used a Creepy Cakes image from The Greeting Farm and went with the theme - cupcakes + colour pink and of course ruffles.. her hair - the lacey ribbon and the scribbly doodling.
Link up your entries over at THE LOLLIPOP LADIES blog for your chance to win a gift certificate to Mad for Markers :D I have used nearly all the Pink Copics I own for this card! Oh, that reminds me... we have a colouring Pink challenge going on at Mad for Markers.. please join in... International entrants welcome!!
Tuesday, 17 August 2010
Monday, 16 August 2010
I had a few glossy accents disasters.. oops not again! LOL .. (this time it was me just getting fingers and other things in the wrong place and messing it up) But I did end up with two decent magnets... Here they are.
and here is a portion of our fridge... now holding the two gorgeous TGF magnets :D
Thanks for stopping by!!
Mum and Dad bought me back a few sets of stamps when they returned from Paris earlier this year and I realised last night when asked by Mum that I had not used them yet... as mostly just been using digis and DT stamps recently.. so I inked up these postal ones!
Speaking of postal stamps... If you are looking for some really funky ones check out Bizzy Becs - she has some fun new ones just released!!
I used the airbrush on all coloured areas of this (even the PP).. except the skin... the first version had pink airbrushing over the skin but I could not cope so recoloured on white and then layered up my image!
Thanks for stopping by!
PS... like the pink??? Our M4M challenge this month is to colour pink... so would love you to pop on over and join in!
Sunday, 15 August 2010
Two of my gorgeous Mad for Markers DT girls - Louise and Tracy have started a new challenge blog and are having a DESIGN TEAM call!!! Why not hop on over and apply! I can tell it's gonna be LOTS of fun!! I've copied a little blurb about their challenge blog below...
"The Southern Girls is a fortnightly papercraft challenge blog. Challenges are open to Scrappers and Cardmarkers and you could win some awesome prizes. Based in New Zealand the aim of our blog is to give the papercrafters from downunder a chance to play along in some wicked challenges. You can use any companies products, so there are no restrictions to using certain images or papers. And remember you don't have to be a Kiwi or an Aussie to play along, the aim is to have some FUN! "
Saturday, 14 August 2010
`What size do you want to be?' it asked.
`Oh, I'm not particular as to size,' Alice hastily replied; `only one doesn't like changing so often, you know.'
`I DON'T know,' said the Caterpillar.
Alice said nothing: she had never been so much contradicted in her life before, and she felt that she was losing her temper.
`Are you content now?' said the Caterpillar.
`Well, I should like to be a LITTLE larger, sir, if you wouldn't mind,' said Alice: `three inches is such a wretched height to be.'
`It is a very good height indeed!' said the Caterpillar angrily, rearing itself upright as it spoke (it was exactly three inches high).
`But I'm not used to it!' pleaded poor Alice in a piteous tone. And she thought of herself, `I wish the creatures wouldn't be so easily offended!'
`You'll get used to it in time,' said the Caterpillar; and it put the hookah into its mouth and began smoking again..."
This image is the Cheshire Cat - A digi image from Spesch Stamps ... I coloured her up during our Copic club (a.ka. Copics Anonymous) Friday night...Colours are R81, 83, 85 and BV02, 04
Have a mad day ... I know that I will!!