Wednesday, 27 April 2011

Inky Impressions :: Flourish and Faux

Good evening, It's time for another Inky Impressions challenge and this one set by the lovely Lisa is "Flourish and Faux" .... Unfortunately I "failed" on the flourish part really... unless you count the streamers IN the piccy... but check out my faux buttons and stitching!!

I have used the beautiful new stamp Zoe's Birthday cupcake (still on sale at the "show special" price!!!) .. and the sentiment is a new Inky one too! I want to enter this into the Copic Creations challenge... For this card I decided to make a single layer card and so I used one of my favourite papers... Neenah 352GSM, the only thing I don't like is it feathers a bit... my absolute favourite paper is Xpress It blending card... although thanks to Copic Creations I've sent off an order to try out that Cryogen paper! :D

I'm entering this into the Anything Goes - Pink and Brown challenge

Ribbons at The Lollipop Ladies

Good morning everyone... who is sick of chocolate?? lol! none here today but something else very sweet! It's time for another scrumptious challenge at the Lollipop Ladies Challenge blog...

mmm... ribbon candy... looks almost too pretty to eat!! so... the extra challenge this week?? Is yup... Ribbons! :) So here is my card... I've threaded ribbon through a diecut that I was lucky enough to receive in a envelope of goodies from Min (a lady I met at Stamp camp last month)
The image is from the Creepin' Kit... which I have back on order again for M4M


The paper is from a DCWV paper stack - Mariposa :D
and the Ticket is from Bizzy Becs!

Thanks for stopping by .. Head on over to the Lollipop Ladies to see all the very scrummy ribbon'y creations this week!!

Tuesday, 26 April 2011

Spesch Stamps sponsor Digital Tuesday...

Seeing as though Trace is sponsoring the Digital Tuesday challenge ... I thought I would play along with the sketch.. here is my card using the gorgeous little Loves me Not fairy ... These stamps by Sylvia are very sweet and Spesch Stamps have quite a few of them including some that have been made into rubber as well!!

Thanks for stopping by! Feeling rather MOJO-less here! Hope everyone had a wonderful, safe and meaningful Easter and Anzac Day!

Sunday, 24 April 2011

Christ Jesus lay in death’s strong bands, for our offenses given;
But now at God’s right hand He stands, and brings us life from heaven.
Wherefore let us joyful be, and sing to God right thankfully
Loud songs of Alleluia! Alleluia!

HAPPY EASTER Everyone !!! :D

Thursday, 21 April 2011

Wednesday, 20 April 2011

Inky Impressions :: Zoe's birthday!

Hello... I'm here now with an Inky Impressions post ... sharing a card I've made with Zoe's Birthday cupcake .. a NEW stamp available NOW on sale at Inky Impressions HERE!!

see that fun sentiment and the lovely butterfly charm at the bottom .. you can also purchase them in the Inky store - I just love the selection of charms that Nicole has there so have a look!!

Have a lovely Inky day!

Sylvia's Wee Stamps

Good evening ... I just wanted to pop on here and show you something... I have been colouring LOTS lately but not had MOJO to make cards.. however I've made a very simple card using this not so simple.. but gorgeous image from Sylvia who has sells this image - Autumn Happiness in her digi stamp company Wee stamps ! I fell in love with Sylvia's images when she was designing for Trace at Spesch stamps... where I am lucky enough to be a Dt member! YAY! Well one of my favourite of Sylvia's images has always been Draggy.. as I just love Dragons.. always I had to get this Happy Draggy too!! lol!

Thanks for stopping by! Please pop back again tomorrow for my exciting M4M news!!

Monday, 18 April 2011

Farm Fresh Friday is Distressed

Hi everyone!

Been a crazy weekend here... busy Sat and then some couch days... as not feeling great! :P
so not a ot been done productively here.. except catching up on things...

I did want to share a card I made for my friend T's birthday!! I used one of my current favourite stamps... Syren! I distressed the edges (then inked them with Copic) to fit into the current Farm Fresh Friday Challenge

The sentiment is a new one from Inky Impressions :D

thanks for stopping by!

Friday, 15 April 2011

Rockin' with the Inkettes blog hop

Hello friends!!

Happy Friday and welcome to the Inky Impressions ROCKIN' Blog Hop!!

The Inkettes are putting on this blog hop to show you some really FUN new rubber stamp releases that have just come out!! We also have a brand NEW rockin' design team with lots of gorgeous inspiration to share with you!! There are three total new rubber stamps. They are called:

*Rock-n-Roll Donnie*

*Lizzie's Finger Painting*

*Zoe's Birthday Cupcake*

plus one new sentiment *Happy Birthday Cupcake*

..You can NOW find these critters along with other recent releases in the "animals" section of the Inky Impressions website - YAY!!

This blog hop begins TODAY, Friday April 15th at 7:00 AM (EST) and will end on Sunday, April 17th at noon (EST) don't miss out on the fun and prizes!! The Winner will be announced on the Inky Impressions Inspirational be sure to check back to see if you're a winner! For the prize, one lucky winner will receive TWO of the new released images you see today along with a sentiment stamp and some yummy embellishments!!....Now doesn't that just ROCK?!! So please be sure you leave a comment on EVERY blog hop stop along the way and finish to the end for your chance to win!!

If you have come here by the way of Karita's Beautiful Blog, then you are in the RIGHT place and need to keep on hopping. If you've happened to come here randomly and would like to join in with us, then please start from the beginning of the blog hop HERE at the Inky Impressions Inspirational Blog.

For my blog hop creation, I've used...
*Rock-n-Roll Donnie*
My first creation with Donnie is a card where I have coloured him in copics... trying to get his fur to show up .. a technique I'm still trying to improve!! :D His suit was initially Grey but I decided I would rather it be more blue so coloured over it in blue! :D

Here is another example of him on a card.. this one is much simpler if you are not into colouring in (I know shock horror .. I can hardly believe it)! I have used G45 papers from the Curtain call pack and stamped Donnie up in Paris Dusk ink, et Voila!!

Donnie is a very cool cat and I'm sure you'd love to use him on your cards...

Now to continue ROCKIN' along this blog hop, you will need to check out the very lovely Vicki's Blog!!!

Thanks so much for joining the Inkettes Rockin' blog hop today!! We hope that you'll be inspired with our creations using these darling new releases!!

And finally, here is a complete list of the blog hop in order in case you get lost somewhere along the way:
Sammi - You are Here :)

Wednesday, 13 April 2011

Inky Impressions :: flowers

Good evening .. I hope you have all had a GREAT day!!

Yay... it is TIME for a NEW INKY IMPRESSIONS CHALLENGE!!! It's the first challenge with the new team and this NEW challenge is set by Jackie who would like to see our FLOWERS!!

Here is my card... I have used the delightful Angelica's bunny image ... This stamp is such fun to colour! It's so pretty!! :D

The paper is from the Prima 6x6 pack of Jack and Jill paper.. although I airbrushed the purple dotted paper so that it better fit my colour scheme! I also coloured the purple flowers with my Copic marker. The doiley is airbrushed (yup .. still enjoying that!) and the pearls are also coloured to match!

OK.. we would love to see your flowery creations... and if you enter all the challenges this month you will have the chance to win some Inky stamps.. so get creating!

Please make sure you also check out my fellow Inkette's beautiful creations...

Tanya - DT Coordinator
Vicki - Sr DT

I am entering this card into the following challenges...
Sketch Saturday ( ... as it follows their sketch... rotated!!
Papertake Weekly Challenge - DIMENSIONAL!
Copic Creations - Your favourite Copic technique = AIRBRUSHING :D
Anything Goes Challenge - Pearls

Easter egg hunt

Good morning! time for an Easter egg hunt .. lol.. well not quite... but there are some yummy creations inspired by Easter eggs on the Lollipop Ladies Challenge blog today! This is the picture we are using ...

and the challenge is

EASTER Eggs... with some Glitter/ Sparkle

Here is my card... I have used Easter Anya from The Greeting Farm along with some Jack and Jill Prima paper! I have a video tutorial on colouring this image on the Mad for Markers blog if you are interested!!

Here's a close up to show the glitter/ sparkle... I added this with SPICA pens (Shining like stars)

Thanks for stopping by .. please check out all the Candy Stripes gorgeous creations over on The Lollipop Ladies blog!!

Tuesday, 12 April 2011

The Sugar Bowl challenge

Oh wow!! It's been AGES since I have entered a Sugar bowl challenge!! But in order to find my Mojo again I've decided I need to create some "just for fun/just for me" cards... and this is one of those!! so I've followed the sketch.. it was a fun one by the way... used some new paper I picked up at Paperific and this VERY sweet/ sassy Sugar Nellie image.. and voila!!

Copics used:
N5,7, 9 R000, R0000, Ro1, E01, G12, 14, 17, BG10, 13, V06, 09, 12, 15, 17, 20, 25,

Thanks for stopping by!!

An Inky posting...

Firstly... you should know there is going to be a Rockin hop soon... There are some AWESOME new images coming out on the 15th! Put the banner on your blog for a chance to win!!!

And in other Inky news...
This week Inky Impressions is sponsoring Lollipop Crafts and their challenge is "All Girl". I decided to use Lili's slumber party image for this card and I thought it works well for a girly card... a girly movie night sounds FUN!!! :D I coloured the image some time ago and great to finally use her on a card! The chipboard has been airbrushed and I am going to be stocking it soon at M4M - stay tuned!!!

Monday, 11 April 2011

Mystery Monday at Farm Fresh Challenges

Good evening, I wanted to pop on and share a card I made for last weeks Mystery Monday CASING contest at Farm Fresh Challenges ... I just loved the colours and everything in Mama Maxa's card shown HERE so I decided it was time to ink up Miss Anya Snow again and to follow those colours as well as the LO!

Here is the result.. I also added some diecuts sent to me from a lovely lady - Min!! :D

Miss Anya Snow is coloured with COPICS .. .colours are: Hair: E31, 34, 35, boots, coat and earmuffs: B0000, B000, B12 .. scarf also includes B14. trimmings - E30, 31, 34, ground E40

the snowman charm is from Inky Impressions!!

Guess what? I WON!!! :D

Sunday, 10 April 2011

Boy card...

{{Please scroll down for my "Jesus is the Reason" hop post}}
Good morning! Today I am sharing with you a card I made ... yesterday we went to a games day/ night for a friend's birthday (Ginoak's hubby) and so I thought I would take along a card..
I thought it would work for Gin's CAS Challenge - Big Boy's Birthdays

and it's also for the new challenge on the new Farm Fresh Challenge blog.. which for Friday was "for the Boys" I chose to use one of the new Creepin' crew for this card! I just love these Creepers!!!

Friday, 8 April 2011

a chibi morning ...

Scroll down for the Jesus is the Reason Easter blog hop!!!

Good morning everyone! Spesch Stamps have another release for you all today!! Some cute little chibis... which you will find in store today! YAY!!

I have only used two of them for the cards I'm sharing today but you can see them all on the Spesch Stamps blog.. in the other cards the wonderful DT have created!! So here we have..


and Sora

Thanks for stopping by make sure you do check out the gorgeous creations at Spesch stamps!

Thursday, 7 April 2011

Thank you Jesus! Blog hop :: Jesus is the Reason

Hello everyone .. as we approach Easter let's take a moment to remember Christ's sacrifice on the cross at Calvary, and celebrate his triumphant victory over death! That is the purpose of this hop.. to draw the attention back to Jesus Christ, just as we did with our Christmas version of "Jesus Is The Reason" hop. Easter has become about mythical bunnies, candy and hunting for colored eggs. While they amuse us, these things distract us from the real cause for celebration: the most amazing event in history - the resurrection of our Lord, Jesus Christ.

This is the card I made for the hop ... I did not have appropriate stamps.. so I printed off a bible passage and then coloured a cross over the top with my Copic markers.. I then masked the cross off and airbrushed the background!

When Christ was scourged, beaten, tormented, spit upon, ridiculed, mocked, nailed to the cross and forced to bear a crown of thorns (Mark 10:34; Luke 23), it was the greatest act of love (John 3:16) the world has ever known. He didn't deserve any of it - He came into this world without sin. But for our sake, because He loves us, He took on our sins and became sin (2 Corinthians 5:21; 1Peter 2:22, 24). He gave Himself as the final, substitutive sacrifice, thereby paying our sin debt in full and proclaiming, "It is finished." (John 19:30) Three days later, after being buried in a tomb, He rose from the dead and walked this earth again (Luke 24; Acts 10:40) before ascending to Heaven (1Thessalonians 1:10) to sit at the Father's right hand (Hebrews 12:2). If you can just begin to picture all of this in your mind, how can you refuse the gift of salvation? I pray you will accept it, if you haven't already!

In light of the true meaning of Easter, we friends of faith have gathered together to celebrate and share the Good News. We invite you to join us: If you came here from the beautiful, joyful Maria then you are right on track but if not please hop on back to the lovely Heather's blog!

While we cannot even begin to reciprocate the Lord's gift to us, there is "blog candy" on some of the hop stops as a token of appreciation for your comments and encouragement.
We also invite you to celebrate the real "Reason for the Season" by posting your own creation celebrating Christ's Resurrection. There is a place to link on Catherine's blog, and a prize is up for grabs for one randomly selected card/project.

I would like to offer commentors a little candy myself... this will be a pack of Xpress IT blending card (made and perfect for Copic markers)!

Keep on hopping now to Lorie's lovely blog! Enjoy the hop and God bless!

Tuesday, 5 April 2011

Photos from Paperific

We are home.. I am exhausted!! It was a fabby weekend though... so fun to catch up with friends/ bloggers in Melbourne at Paperific!!!

This is Guy and I at our Mad for Markers stall...

Tracey, Me and Guy
Tracey is a WONDERFUL Friend .. and I was so pleased we could spend the weekend working together! THANKS hun!!! :D

Marcia and I (I was so thrilled to finally meet this gorgeous lady!!!)
Me and Chris - I stole this from Chris's M4M post - Thanks Chris! LOVELY to see you again and meet your DT too!! :D

Tracey, Me, Annette and Guy
Annette is a champion!! Thanks so much for the fun and friendship and of course for ..

Meeting Cassie (left) and Honor (right) was awesome!! Such lovely ladies.. and I do blame Cassie for my new found Chipboard LOVE by the way!!! hehe!!

More blogging personalities at Paperific! :) Kellie, Kristy, Debbie, Me and Tracey!
always fun to meet ppl from blogland in Real life!! :D

Helpers + Friends... Mary, Me, Marcia, Tracey, Annette and Rosanna

Mary and I

Emma, Me and Tracey
I'm so glad Emma was able to drop in on Friday with her little ones and Sue.. and then also come back on Sun.. was great to chat and hang out!! xxx

Was great to have the Flourish with a Bling ladies drop in again
(photo stolen from their blog)!

Tracey and Marcia at the show!!

and us three girls ready for dinner on Sat night!! Was AWESOME!!!!
Hoping to get a chance to craft SOON!!!!