Wednesday, 30 March 2011

Inky Impressions :: Diecuts

Good evening!!

It's time for a new Inky Impressions challenge.. and Sandie would like us to use Diecuts ...

I have used Stampalicious Lili and she is on a diecut (Spellbinders from my friend Tracey) and I've also made the flower at the bottom right from my first Cuttlebug diecut I got!

Nicole has a range of ribbon in store and it looks lovely with the gorgeous Inky stamps and works well with diecuts too! lol

Check out the gorgeous creations from the Inkettes on the Inky Challenge blog HERE!!

Lollipo Ladies :: glossy Macarons

Good morning!! Hope you are all well.. I am doing OK... but so busy trying to get ready for Paperific... have to finish getting everything together today!! ahhhh!

Anyway... Today is the day for a NEW Lollipop Ladies challenge! And It's a most delicious one ...

Yup be inspired by those SCRUMMY Macaroons!!! Don't they look sensational! The extra bit for the challenge is "GLOSS" so enough drooling... here is my card...

I've used Creeper Harlow from the new set and coloured to match the picture... I also had to go with the shapes and added that glossy bling to the side... some of which I changed to brown with my Copics... and I also addd Glossy accents to her "goggles" but it has not come up in my photo sorry!!

scoot on over to The Lollipop Ladies for some absolute treats!! Gotta fly sorry.. hope to spend LOTS more time in blogland SOON!

Thursday, 24 March 2011

getting on top of things....

Good morning! Well it's been a busy couple of weeks and my blogging and crafting have really suffered.. But I wanted to pop on and share some of the projects I completed at the Cuttlebug and Copic camp I attended over the weekend.. it was heaps of fun! Carol and Merrilyn did a GREAT job organising the weekend!! :D It was great being able to spend time with lots of crafters and Copic lovers and new Copic lovers too!

On the first night... we made this lovely Pink and Black card as designed and demonstrated by Carol ... the original had a leaf on the front but I used my butterfly instead ... and some of the embossing folders were different too (as I just used mine + my table neighbour Mins) :D

This bookmark was demonstrated by Amanda from Amanda of Mogo ... I love the way Amanda did her sponging... mine needs more practice though lol!

And after 2 projects with NO COLOURING, here is the Green tissue box cover... look at what the stamped image crafty chick is holding ....

and then a candle.. with a coloured Miss Anya on the front ...

and a label on the back...
I didn't finish my sliding card with the Mini Tilda on the front .. will try and finish / upload soon! Meanwhile I am CLEANING up.. as I dumped everything when I got in on Sun and only sorted half of it, sorting/ getting organised to pack up again for Paperific next week, getting through my emails, catching up on blogs etc etc etc.. It's a crazy time!!

Wednesday, 16 March 2011

Inky Impressions :: Monochromatic Challenge

Good morning! Well it might not be here in Sydney but it is by Inky Impressions time .. and it's also TIME for a NEW CHALLENGE :D

This time ee would love to see your monochromatic cards..You can either use shades of one colour or shades of grey (black and white).

I decided to do one of each... using the same image... Winter Fashion Marley... Here she is...

Thanks for stopping by now hop on over to Inky Impressions challenges to see the gorgeous inspiration from the Inkettes!!!

Lollipop Ladies CANDY NECKLACE challenge

yay... time for a sweet new challenge at The Lollipop Ladies ... just look at this yummy necklace... something to keep the sweetness going throughout the whole day.

Gotta love those colours of that sweet candy ... we'd love to see your creations using this pic as your inspiration.. the shape, the colours, the necklace theme ... you choose and that little extra thing we'd love to see is CIRCLES!

Here is my card...

Most of the goodies are from an order I did with Marcia just before she sent The Stamp spot off to QLD!

The stamps - Cheeky Beach and sentiments are from The Greeting Farm and are available in M4M now! :D

Copics used: Hair: Y00, 02, 15, Skin: R000, R00, R11, flower: R85, RV02 + 0, Swimmer, shoes: N0,1, 3,4, Ball: B000, B00, B02

We'd LOVE to see your creations... please hop on over to The Lollipop Ladies and lin k them up... and you could be the lucky recipient of a great NEW stamp set from Annabelle Stamps!!

Tuesday, 15 March 2011

Deb's Creations Emerald Faeries March release blog hop

Yay! I am so excited that I can finally show you these gorgeous images... I was sos stoked when Deb asked me to be a guest designer for this March release of the gorgeous Emerald Faeries.

There is a blog hop going on RIGHT NOW and you can start off over on the lovely Vicki's blog

Ok... so below are the cards I've made with the two new images available as stamps today :D

Willy & Mia


Your next stop on the hop is the talented Natalie Z!

The stamps are available today in Deb's Creations store!!! So you can get yours now :D

Friday, 11 March 2011

some more Spesch cards...

As promised albeit a bit late... here are the other cards I made using the new images designed by Max for Spesch stamps... LOVE colouring these! They are FUN!!!

We have a weekend away for church.. so leaving soon... will be back Sun/ Mon with more posts!
Have a great weekend!!

Tuesday, 8 March 2011

Spesch Stamps March Release

Whoo hoo!! It is time for a new release at Spesch stamps!! There are a couple of images by Max (I am totally in love with both these images) and then there is a very cute little bunny with a chick by Sylvia! So very sweet!!!

Today I am sharing 2 of the cards I have made .. these cards are using the new images drawn by Max ... They are both very lovely to colour - 1st up is ...

Little Red ...

and then there is this very cute Goth Easter bunny girl
Hop on over to SPESCH STAMPS now to see all the GORGEOUS DT creations as well as the other new image :D These new images will be available in the store later today!!!

I'll share a couple more cards later this week!!!

Sunday, 6 March 2011

Altered Alice ... Challenge 2 - Week 1 - Hall of Doors!

"There was not a moment to be lost: away went Alice like the wind, and was just in time to hear it say, as it turned a corner, `Oh my ears and whiskers, how late it's getting!' She was close behind it when she turned the corner, but the Rabbit was no longer to be seen: she found herself in a long, low hall, which was lit up by a row of lamps hanging from the roof.

There were doors all round the hall, but they were all locked; and when Alice had been all the way down one side and up the other, trying every door, she walked sadly down the middle, wondering how she was ever to get out again."
-- Chapter 1, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
This month's challenge is to use a door or doors, and preferably for the door or doors to open and close so we can see what lays beyond! While it is not required that your project include Alice in Wonderland, we do encourage it. If your project features Wonderland you will get two chances in the prize drawing instead of one!

We are extremely happy to have The Octopode Factory, the slightly mad brainchild of 17 year old artist Lily Chilvers, as our March sponsor! We are celebrating because Lily has moved into the world of rubber! That's right - RUBBER STAMPS! The Octopode Factory will have both digital stamps AND rubber stamps on some of her most popular images, which includes most of her AMAZING Alice in Wonderland images!. Read about the new range of Octopode Factory rubber stamps and how to order. Lily started with her quirky digital images, and she has gifted the design team members with some of her wonderful Wonderland digital sets. Most of the digital images we will be using are those that are now available in rubber,
One lucky winner will win a $30 gift certificate for digital images from The Octopode Factory's Etsy store! Enter by Friday, March 25 at 8 p.m. Eastern time (GMT -5:00) and a winner will be announced on Sunday, March 27. Show us your DOORS!

Ok... Time for me to show you my inspiration for this challenge... using the GORGEOUS but slightly twisted Alice in Wonderland stamps.

When I saw Lily's Awesome characters from Wonderland and found out our challenge was doors I had the perfect idea on what to make... so I have made a little booklet... the cover is a door with a little peepy hole... It's hard to see here but IRL you can just make out an eye peeping through..
And then inside we have...

Alice...sitting utop the hall of doors quote, but there's more...

and then we have The White Rabbit which is also (of course) on some text from the book - where Alice first sees the white rabbit... I thought it would be fun and kind of like Alice through the looking glass to have the text mirrored on the other side of the page as well!

peeking out behind the White rabbit is....
The Queen of Hearts... with the text of Alice meeting her and almost losing her head or some such nonsense!!

and speaking of nonsense and the looking glass check out these two strange characters
Tweedle DUM and Tweedle DEE!
(you can see better that eye peeping through now!!)

What would a book on wonderland be without a cat witout a Grin... meet
The Cheshire cat

What would this MAD little book be without The Mad Hatter himself! Looking pretty mad if you ask me! lol

and then then end of the book is Alice herself .. just Alice... looking on! quite bookish if you ask me!

now make sure you check out The Altered Alice blog today and over the next few weeks to see the AWESOME creations the team come up with.. and can't wait to see what all the people out there in Underland come up with as well!!!

Also think about visiting The Octopode Factory blog and letting Lily know how much you appreciate her sponsoring our challenge this month!
As a brand new challenge blog, we are desperately seeking sponsors and The Octopode Factory is a great fit!

Saturday, 5 March 2011

Lili Screams....

This is just a little sneaky peek at a card I made for Inky Impressions Inspiration blog this week!
You can see the whole card on the Inky Inspiration blog HERE!!

Wednesday, 2 March 2011

Inky Impressions:: Easel card challenge

Good evening! It's time for a new Inky Impressions Challenge which has been set by the very lovely Annette... so can you guess what she wants us to do?? Yup that's right .. She wants us all to make an easel card!!

I have made a mini little easel card using Hazel baking cookies...

Here's a closer look at the gorgeous Hazel!!

I am going to enter this into ..

CCE Stampers -who want to see Distressing
Anything Goes - Also has the theme - Distressing
Delightful Challenges want us to use our scraps... these bits of paper are both scraps!!
and Papertake Weekly Challenges is Anything Goes!with the option of something old... which is those CM cookie stickers I've stuck on the side

the Lollipop Ladies :: Bah Humbug

Morning!! Today brings a new challenge over at The Lollipop Ladies.. as well as a new team of candy stripes... Hop on over to see WHO!!

The new challenge is to use these humbugs as inspiration... so black and white AND some stripes please too!!

Here is my card... I have used one of the NEWEST TGF stamps ... Twirl Anya for this card... She kinda has a stripey top and I've also used some stripey, glittery paper!!

Thanks for stopping by ... I'm feeling rather ill so think I'll pop back to bed and do my blog hopping, reading, commenting LATER!!