Friday, 30 September 2011

Friday Sketch Challenge

You might notice I was a duffer and already posted for Friday Sketch challenge.. I did it too early! OOPS! sorry! so anyway I got another card done to post at the right time.. this was done with an image that I coloured JUST for fun! HUGE thanks to my beautiful friend Em who sent me a Saturated Canary gift certificate!!! Cant wait to colour up and post the other images I got too! so stay tuned!!

Anyway this card was made using the very lovely Tracey's wonderful sketch which is for this fortnight's Friday Sketch Challenge Sketch :)

The sentiment is from the Greeting Farm.
That gorgeous crocheted flower was on my birthday pressie from my beautiful friend Bec - It's so lovely! I will have to ask her to make some more for me!!! :D

Pixie Challenge #94 ... Book or Movie

The NEW challenge at Pixie Dust Studio Challenge blog is to create something based on your favourite book or movie... Kathy has GREAT stamps in the studio that are based on books and movies! so many to choose from... I am not sure exactly what my most favourite book is but have gone with an all time fav of Alice in Wonderland!

I made a very simple bookmark.. as in my opinion you don't want something too bulky in your book to ruin the pages/ stretch the book... just a marker :) But a beautiful image as the focus hehe!

Hop on over to the Pixie Challenge blog to see what all the Pixies love to read and what they have created!!

Friday Sketch Challenge meets a Pixie Christmas I

Good morning!! It's a fabulous Friday... yay! The Friday before a long week end here in Oz... YAY!!!! :D Oh and it's another yay-worthy day too as it's time for a new challenge at Friday Sketch Challenge.. and Tracey has done up a wonderful sketch for everyone to follow along!

Here is my card...

I have used this gorgeous Gingerbread man who was released yesterday/ earlier today if you are in the states... and he is for The Pixie days of Christmas... I is for Ingredients!!!

Thursday, 29 September 2011

it's a Pixie Christmas :: X is for Xrated Snowman

Ok.. I am behind the eight ball here... sorry peeps!! Last night was the release of the Third image for Pixie Studio's 15 days of Christmas ... and the release (now available in the Studio) was
X is for Xrated Snowman....
pretty funny heh!

Here is my card...
Hop on over to the Pixie Dust Studio blog to see some fabulous creations with the newest image... I is for Ingredients (I LOVE this one!!!!)

Wednesday, 28 September 2011

Pixie christmas :: Day 2

Just sharing my card for the Day 2 of a Pixie Christmas!!

Apologies for the delay!!!

I is for I love Ornaments!!!

Monday, 26 September 2011

15 days of a Pixie Christmas

Whoo ... it's the start of 15 days of a Pixie Christmas!!!!
Each day this week and the following weeks - a new Christmas image featuring a letter spelling a very special group of words will be released. Once the 15 images are out - they will spell Pixie Dust Studio.

The first stamp in this collection is NOW in the STUDIO :)

so.... day one is P - for Pixie Claus.
I have used the current sketch from Deconstructed Sketch.. I LOVE Jen's sketches! :)

Thanks for stopping by!!
hop on over to the Pixie blog to see Kathy's gorgeous Christmas creation!!

Friday, 23 September 2011

Pixie of Oz Collection

Yipee!! well .. we are not in Kansas anymore.. we are in Pixie Oz land!! Today is the day that you can pick up these super fun images from the STUDIO!!!!!

I just love all the images... so I was trying to decide how to use them all on the one project ... and I remembered I had a stack of thin canvas boards.. so decided to make a canvas.. then yesterday my G45 Oz paper arrived (Big thanks to Marcia for sending me a Simon Says Stamp voucher!!)
and it all came together... OK ..well it took me a few hours colouring and cutting and then a few more hours sticking, painting etc etc .. but I like how the canvas became a bit of a collage... It shows off all Kathy's adorable Oz creatures!!

Take a walk along the yellow brick road yourself to the Pixie Dust Blog and then along via all the Pixie's personal blogs for a wonderful Oz Adventure!!

Thursday, 22 September 2011

Pixie Dust Studio :: Round and Round

Hello!! Today is a new challenge for Pixie Dust Studio challenges... and another sneak peek/ review from me and lots of the other Pixies (check them out HERE)!

So the new challenge is to use Circles... here is my take on the challenge....

Don't you think she makes the cutest Dorothy???

Back tomorrow with more Oz cards!!!

a Pixie Preview

Hello!!! I am here to preview one of the FABULOUS new images coming out on the 23rd September!! Kathy has done a marvelous job recreating the characters from The Wizard of Oz!! Check out the Pixie blog to see the little thumbnails of the whole set but better still see them brought to life by the lovely Pixies.

Here is my first preview for you ... This is Brainy ... isn't he a delightful scarecrow??
I had a lot of fun colouring him up and putting him on a card!

I thought I might enter this card in the following challenges...

Pile it On - The Colours of Fall
Digital Tuesday - People Images - I think "Brainy" scarecrow counts as a person doesn't he??

Monday, 19 September 2011

Getting organised

Do you ever find it hard to get organised?? I sure am at the moment... didn't used to be a problem for me too much when I WORKED in Admin... but now working for myself, spending the days at home I can't seem to do it!!
I am still trying to sort out my Office space... having got a GREAT desk (thanks to an old workmate of Guy's) and so I am making our "spare room" the M4M office and my desk... seems I have too much to fit in though.. and when my "space" is not organised .. I feel like my brain is not organised and then I am not great at getting what needs to be done done... like answering emails and getting on top of admin! grrrr... OK.. there is my blabbing on.. I should be quiet and get moving right?? lol! Oh but first.....Any tips are appreciated here!

Yesterday The Fabulous Kristy from Some Odd Girl finished off and sent me Mad for Markers NEW LOGO... I just love it and am so glad I can now share it with you all how cute is our little Mad for Markers girl!! I am so glad Kristy was willing and able to create this new logo for us as I just love her cute little people!!! :D

Mad for Markers blinky

Ok.... I am now getting a bit more organised.... time for a new publication at Mad for Markers... our next printed project is......

If you would like to send in submissions or get some advertising then please let me know!!!

Sunday, 18 September 2011

the cutest pressie....

I just HAD to share with you what arrived at our POST OFFICE last week!! The most adorable little bear!!! THANKS so much to Trace who sent me this beautiful handmade teddy... this is Betty... she will from now on be sitting proudly on my desk!!! :D is new too ... I will show you a photo of that as soon as I finish cleaning it all up/ getting organised as NOT QUITE there yet!!

As you can see Betty likes her Copics too!! lol! I wanted to show you how big she was!!

Friday, 16 September 2011

Friday Sketch Challenge

Well ... It's Finally TIME!! :)

There is a new Sketch challenge in blogtown ... set up by my gorgeous friend Tracey!! :D and today.. right now is the very first challenge!! :D I'm happy to say that I will be part of this fun new venture :D

The rest of the marvelous team are:

make sure you check out their work on the fab first sketch.. now, I bet you are wondering what the first sketch is.. well here it is.. designed by the lovely Debra...
so this is my take on the sketch!! I have used Creeper Lulu... the latest Creeper to hit The Greeting Farm ... "Oi - shouting out to all my aussie/ nz friends... she is available now at Mad for Markers if you want her! :D" CC Lulu really does remind me of Abbey from NCIS and so I had to give her that lovely black hair.. although I have tinged it blue-ey/ purple :D

Before I leave you I thought I might show you some of the gorgeous candy on offer to kick off Friday challenges... all this pictured + $15 of digi stamps from Make It Crafty - yipee!!!
sponsors links below...

$15 worth Digital stamps

Mad for Markers blinky

Thursday, 15 September 2011

Pixie Dust Studio challenge

Good evening all!! Time for a NEW challenge this week with Pixie Dust Studio!! :D YAY!!
The new challenge is:

"Recycling is GOOD!"
Create a card/project recycling something that is laying around in your home!

For my card I Recycled some old Greeting Cards and the image I've used is
"Laurel Wings"

ooooh... and have you seen this sneak at the upcoming release???

They are just delightful... you are going to love them I know!!!

hop on over to Pixie Dust Studio challenge blog to see some wonderful inspiration from the beautiful Pixies!! :D

Thursday, 8 September 2011

Pixie Dust Studio Challenge :: Is it a Boy or Girl??

Oooooh!!! Guess what??? I am a Pixie!!!! I was thrilled when Kathy asked me if I would join her team of Pixies as I just love her cute images!! :D So here I am for the newest challenge... which is: Is it a Boy or is it a Girl?? A Baby challenge.

I have used "Happy bug" on my cards.. I decided to make a girl and a boy card! :)

Hop on over to the Pixie Dust Studio Challenge blog to see all the gorgeous Pixie's wonderful "Baby" Creations and to enter this challenge yourselves!!

I thought I would enter my Pink card into the Copic Creations challenge... Pretty in Pink
The pinks I've used are: RV32, RV34, RV63,66, RV10 and 17

The blues I used are: B000, B01, B04, B06, B32, B37, B26

Spesch Stamps last peek and RELEASE DAY!!!

Good morning!!! Great news... It's RELEASE day at SPESCH stamps .. so you can pick up the Lolita pets in the store now!! Today is also the LAST preview day and we have another cutie to show... this is Penguin Lolita!!

Now you know I said all my cards were matching (little notecards) ... and you have probably worked that out from seeing the same papers used.. lol.. well here they all are together!!!

Don't forget to hop on over to the Spesch Stamps blog to see all the gorgeous creations from the Design team using Penguin Lolita and some showing ALL the images!!! :)

Wednesday, 7 September 2011

Spesch Stamps Day 4 :: Bunny Lolita

Good morning!! Time for a new preview at Spesch Stamps of the gorgeous Lolitas!! This one is Bunny Lolita! My other favourite I think!! This time I printed her off quite light as I was experimenting with the "no lines effect" although I made them dark enough so that you could see the lines.. but not so there was a BLACK line around it.. what do you think??

Now you know the drill.... Hop on over to Spesch Stamps blog to see the gorgeous DT's creations!! TOMORROW you will see the last digi image and will be able to get some to colour yourself!! YAY!! :D

Tuesday, 6 September 2011

Spesch Stamps :: Sept Preview Day 4

Good morning! Time for the new preview ... today is Froggy Lolita ... sorry I am a bit late..
(I had switched to the new format blogger and it was giving me too many issues... I've switched back again now!!)

I love this one.. I think it might be on the list of my favourites from this release (yup too hard to pick JUST one!)

Hop on over to Spesch Stamps blog to see the marvelous creations all the DT girls have created with Froggy Lolita!! :D 2 more images to see and you can pick yours up from the Spesch store on Thursday! YAY!! :D

Monday, 5 September 2011

spoilt rotton

So today was my birthday... 32 years young ... or old.. depending on what angle you are viewing from! hehe! It was a pretty good day here... spoilt by many!!

Had a pile of cards from family this morning ... and money from my parents and grandmothers... = LOTS of new COPICS!! :D

A very awesome card from my DH - Guy finally used Copics to create a card for me! Yay! Pretty cool isn't it! :) The image he used was a new digi for me from KennyK stamps ... yup... he went around all over the web buying digis for me (and also a gift certificate to Tickled Pink) .. How awesome is he! lol!!

Tonight I had some friends come over for a dessert night .. I cooked up lots of gluten free goodies today... YUMMO!! It was a lovely night!! :)

Here's a pic of all the cards I got and some more goodies too... so as you can tell I was very spoilt! thanks all!! :D