Friday, 27 April 2012

Friday Sketch Challenge

Another Friday post ... Please scroll down for my Farm Fresh Friday post ... TGIF alright and it's another Friday Sketch Challenge week! YAY!!

It's a fun sketch this week... I was a little stumped.. But had a few ideas... and then I thought I  might try a card without colouring .. this one is HARD for me to do! And here is the result.. I have used only stamps - Flutterheart stamps from The Greeting Farm.. which I currently stock at Mad for Markers .. yay!! Oh I  lie.. I did colour a TINY bit.. see the pink heart?? It's RV66

 hop on over to Friday Sketch challenge to see the actual sketch AND the teams wonderful creations using that fabby sketch!!

I am off to vacuum.. Copic club tonight here and then our first open house here tomorrow! ahhh... but I have cleaned, tidied, de-cluttered and the place is pretty unrecognisable.. so hopefully it will pay off!! Have a lovely Weekend!!!


FFF :: a sketch by Larisa

Hello everyone!!Have you been seeing the previews at The Greeting Farm blog... Aren't they just adorable! I can't wait to get my hands on Cheeky Geeky and that beautiful Princess - hope they arrive to my post box SOON!!!

Ok... so onto this week's Farm Fresh Friday.. there is an AWESOME Sketch to follow .. designed by Larisa and I had a bit of fun with it.. twisting it on the side and using the houses (their roofs) as the triangle part.. a bit of artistic license there!

I've coloured up this Sitting Cute Anya on brown cardboard.. kinda Kraft-like I guess... - Love the soft feel that it gives.. it is very different to colouring on white card!!

Hop on over to The Greeting Farm blog to see all the Farmers takes on the sketch AND to see the stunning new images that are coming out on the 1 May!!

This is my last FFF as an April Guest... it's been fun playing along and will miss taking this little part in TGF... but I will always be hanging around as a participant!!! tee hee!!!!


Monday, 23 April 2012

Hello all... I have been getting excited about the Project Class with Irina from LaLa Land crafts
that will be HERE in Sydney on the 16th June...  YAY!! you can register/ purchase the class HERE!

In my excitement I  pulled out some of my fav stamps from LaLa Land.. and have created some cards... you can read more about how I "chose" the colours and what they are on the Mad for Markers blog!! :D

Anyways.. here are my cards... using scraps and Paper stash I have not yet packed away!!


I am still packing... and a little more cleaning to do.. in the good news - we have found a place to buy and hopefully all will go well with that in the next few weeks/ months .... and our place "should be" on the market with inspections this Saturday... very nervewracking!!!

Have a lovely day!!

Friday, 20 April 2012


I am just popping on quickly to post my card for this weeks Farm Fresh Friday.... Farmer Thanh is hosting this week's FFF Challenge and boy is it a challenge!!!

Thanh wrote:

" I thought I'd really give myself a challenge this week and try no colouring on my cards. Yep, that's right; I said no colouring! *gulp* Paper piece it, heat emboss, etc... but no Copics, pencil crayons, watercolours and any other colouring medium."

 Here is my creation where I have paper pieced Sitting Lovely!!

 I'm having fun joining in these challenges as the April Guest! Thanks for having me The Greeting Farm peeps!!

Friday, 13 April 2012

FFF Challenge :: Classic Patterns

Hello!!! It's Friday and so time for a Farm Fresh Friday with The Greeting Farm!! Naomi
has set up a fun Farm Fresh Friday Challenge for everyone!!

This week, we'd like to see you use a classic pattern on your project!  Any classic pattern will do: houndstooth, stripes, polka-dots, herringbone, chevrons, etc.
So Here is my card using Sitting Cute

I had a bit of fun with this... thinking that perhaps Anya might want to redecorate her cushions or her cute couch... well as you can see... first of all she has gone off and redecorated herself .. taking the skirt/ body from Sweet and Toxic... and then she has some samples up there of houndstooth, polka dots and chevrons ... which would you choose???

Look forward to seeing everyones creations!!


Wednesday, 11 April 2012

Morning!! Hope all are well in blogland and beyond!! Just wanted to share my latest works of art/ heart.. I drew these Doggies for Mad for Markers and they are now available as digis Here - YAY!!
You can see cards I made with all the Doggies on the M4M Blog!

Hope everyone had a wonderful Easter! I'm still recovering from all the hard work I did.. both here in our apartment.. moving boxes, packing away stuff and in my MILs garden at Newcastle... we had a full morning of hacking away trees etc around the house! SORE back, sore legs, sore arms LOL!
Anyway.. now I best get off the computer and keep clearing out junk here (we are getting photos taken next Tuesday for the apartment to be sold so um.. still a bit to get done)!!!

Have a lovely day!!


Sunday, 8 April 2012

Spesch Stamps release Day!!!

Good morning!! it's the day of Spesch Stamps release! Yipee!! And the best image has been saved for last tee hee... Today we have Dorothy and Toto....

I had to create TWO cards.. as I just loved the image hehe... so the second one (which I actually made first I have Paperpieced her dress with some of the G45 paper that I've used on the card!

Don't forget to check out the Design teams creations on the Spesch blog! You won't want to miss todays post! :)

Happy Resurrection Day!!

Good morning!!!! It is Easter Sunday.. The holiday to celebrate Jesus' coming back to life... His Resurrection... it's pretty Amazing... not only did he take our punishment - Dying on the Cross to face God's wrath BUT he defeated death and rose to life again! how awesome! I saw this video on a friend's facebook page and decided to share it here! :) It's pretty clever!


Saturday, 7 April 2012

Tin Man Preview

Good morning... wondering who the next character we are previewing for the new Spesch Stamps Wizard of Oz-y release.... well wonder no long... it it ...the Tin Man... he looks a little creepy don't you think?? lol! But still kinda cute! And I  do LOVE the Tin Man ... Here he is....

I coloured him in with T markers and the Axe with some E's and C0, C2

Oil your joints up and Hop on over to Spesch Stamps blog to see some more of Tin Man!!


Friday, 6 April 2012

Good Friday and a Lion from Spesch

Today is Good Friday! Yay a holiday.... but much BIGGER YAY is the reason for Good Friday.. although not a nice day to think about (death, dying, darkness) the consequences are amazing... Christ Jesus died on the cross... taking all the punishment that we rightly deserve. THANK you Jesus!!


Today is Day 3 of Previews in the Spesch Stamps April release... and one of my favs... today is The Lion!  Here He is....

As you can see I've gone for a theme... using the same sketch and papers as yesterday's card,,, Love that Graphic 45 paper! I've coloured the Lion with Y13, Y15, Y18, Y19, YR02, YR04, YR14, YR18

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, 5 April 2012

If I only had a Brain.....

...I would while away the hours conferring with the flowers, consulting with the rain....

Oh yes indeed !!!! The April Release at Spesch stamps is based on the Wizard of Oz! Yipee!! There are some AWESOME images... and here is Scarecrow....
Hop on over the the Spesch stamps blog to see what the DT have done with Scarecrow AND come back tomorrow to see who else is lurking in Spesch's land of Oz!!

Wednesday, 4 April 2012

Spesch Stamps April Preview 1 - Dark Fairy

Good morning!! YAY!! It's time for PREVIEWS at Spesch Stamps!! Whoo! This is an AWESOME release this month... I LOVE it!! Max has once again designed some wonderful images!

So.... no more yabbering.... Here is today's preview of The Dark Fairy!!

You can see what the rest of the DT have done with her at Spesch Stamps blog!!!

I'll be back tomorrow with another preview!!


Monday, 2 April 2012

TGF April Guest

Hello!!! GUESS What??? I am a GUEST DESIGNER at The Greeting Farm!! It's so exciting.. something I would have loved to have happened for AGES lol - well since about 2009 when I fell in love with their stamps!!!

I hope my timing is ok.. as not exactly sure when I should post today.. so I've scheduled it for whilst I'm asleeping and my friends across the world are awake! Happy Sunday!! So ... I have created a few cards to share using one of last months new sets... Sitting Lovely

I have first done a Pink haired Anya.. I think she does look lovely with Pink hair... don't you???
 Um... she's lost her seat... so she's just sat there on the line....

Then another card with her and a more "normal"hair colour... she's now sitting on a scallop... mm why? She did come with a bench you know Sammi....
Ahah!! that's Why... She lost her bench to these lovely Miss Anya's from the Dressy and Hats off sets!!

Oh... you know what... The Greeting Farm are going to give away one of the "sitting sets" to someone who comments on this blog post :) YAY! Thanks TGF you are the bestest!!!