Thursday, 31 January 2013

Guesting with the Oddies!!

So.... I have some Happy news today... I am a Digital Guest Designer for Feb with Some Odd Girl! Yipeeee!!!! :) I was super stoked when Kristy asked me if I wanted to... I think I said something like Um.. let me think for a secYES :D lol! There are some Gorgeous digi images coming out and today you can get a sneak at one on a video I put together showing how to do a Print and Cut on the Silhouette Cameo - you can see it on the Some Odd Girl blog HERE!! :D

Wednesday, 30 January 2013

Another Miss Anya Scarves

Oh yes... the idea of snow is still surprisingly appealing to me right now! lol! The weather here is certainly crazy... it's humid, hot.... sunny one day ... raining heavily the next! Thinking of all the people up North inundated with water again!! Stay safe people up there!!!

Just thought I'd pop on and share another card I made the other day! The image I coloured last year as a sample of how you could get Copics to look like watercolouring.

Thanks for stopping by!

Image: Miss Anya Scarves from The Greeting Farm!


Tuesday, 29 January 2013

a simple card :: create

Good morning!! Well I had a couple of days off... sort of... Sunday is our day off... so in this new regime of daily postings... there'll be no blogging from me Sundays... unless I am super organised and schedule something during the week :) then yesterday was our public holiday due to Australia Day falling on a Saturday.  I had an open house to sell remaining stock from M4M... unfortunately it was a bit of a washout.. oh well.. c'est la vie! Was PLEASED to have a few loyal customers come through!! THANKS ladies!!!

I'm SAD too ... I broke the screen on my Macbook yesterday :(

sooo enough chattering here's a creation... a simple one... using this gorgeous Saturated Canary stamp from Little Darlings ... Her name is Krafty Kate - I think she would be a great inspiration to have on a craft desk lol!

So.... there are still a couple of days left to enter my candy.. come on ... you know you want to!!

Ok... just waved MIL off to her Daytrip on the bus... so now I think I might pop back to bed for a catch up sleep... or something!

Have a great day!!!

Saturday, 26 January 2013

Happy Australia Day!!

Hi Everyone...  HAPPY Australia Day!!! Aussie, Aussie, Aussie!!! Oi Oi Oi. What's Australia day you ask?? well today - 26 Jan commemorates the arrival of the First Fleet at Sydney cove in 1788.... so basically we are celebrating our criminal past! tee hee... not exactly ... It's become a day of celebration (A PUBLIC HOLIDAY :) with lots community activities... there are always Citizenship ceremonies all over ... I guess it's a day to be thankful for this great country we live in!!! :)

So I'm a bit later today than I have been... I wanted to make something for Australia Day ... and had not done so yet.... I thought I'd colour up some of my Gumnuts in ... I printed them lightly so I could have the almost no lines effect... It was a bit darker then I thought but that made it easier for me to colour lol!

The rest of my page (in my BLACK SMASH book) is using cut-outs from our local newspaper :) CM stickers and Nikki Sivils lettering stickers.... the Splotchy stamp set form TGF and the "Beut" stamp is the end of "Christmas time is Beut" from Kellie's "Give-a-Girl-a" stamps I shoulda got her Australia day ones as they would have been perfect for this, lol.. maybe for next year! :D I think I might try and make Saturday my Smashing day!!! We'll see how that goes!!! :D 

Well fellow Aussies... I hope you're having a great day off! Enjoy those days OFF ... and overseas friends -  have a lovely weekend!!! xxxx

Friday, 25 January 2013

TGF :: Double Take Tuesday

Good morning!! I hope you have all had a great week!! It's FRIDAY here!! YAY!!! I do like Fridays as it means I get my gorgeous Guy home for 2 days in a row :) Besides seeing him during the day it also makes life easier with MIL when there are 2 of us to share the load :D AND even better this weekend is a LONG one.... as it's AUSTRALIA Day tomorrow.... Fellow Aussies... Do you do anything to celebrate?? or just enjoy the day off??

Ok.. The crafty part of my post... This creation was made for The Greeting Farm's challenge...
Double Take Tuesday - this week it's a lovely SKETCH by Suzanne...

which I have rotated 90deg right ;) 

I have coloured up Amelia from the OA Lovey Dovey set ...  she's too cute!! I've used some of my fav. paper.. which sadly is running out and a rub-on I got from Jane at her pre-opening sale last weekend :)

I don't have the Copics list to share today as I coloured this one up a little bit ago and um didn't record the colours ... oopsie!! pretty simple though... skins then some greys and Pinks.. RV20s I think these are and the Molotow pen for the easy accent :D

Thanks for stopping by!


Thursday, 24 January 2013

Manga Alice

Good morning, my daily blogging roll continues ... yay!!  Mmm... I better go craft some more later today so I can keep it up lol!

Today I am blogging a card JUST for FUN tee hee... I have used one of my own stamps :) YAY!!

I Drew this Manga'ish Alice last year and had her made into rubber along with a Mad Manga Hatter dude and my fairies... Limited edition HH stamps are available here :)

I stamped her in pale ink to do the "no - lines colouring" ... Guy's idea this time... Her thought I needed another challenge bahaha :) I probably should have photographed it with a plain background... sorry ... the trees just make it look even busier haha.. I was experimenting taking pics on the back deck (sharing the view in a little way :)

Have a great day!! 
PS.... Remember I have CANDY ---}

Wednesday, 23 January 2013

Magnolia Down Under

As I've been thinking about where I've come in my blog journey the last few years I was remembering where I started and one of the things that really drew me to stamping and cards were the cute Magnolia stamps I was seeing around... I have a few but I moved on ... however I thought it could be fun to pull one out and have a colour... so here goes nothing....

I must say she's a bit of a cutie ... Her dress was pretty fun to colour! I also had a little play trying to get the stocking look on her... that might need more practise tee hee!

So I thought I'd enter Magnolia Down Under Challenges  .... this was one of the first DTs I was able to guest on - although it's changed hands etc since then. Thanks ladies for a fun challenge... and for the GORGEOUS inspiration!!  The challenge was to use ... PINK, LACE and METAL ... good way to use up those little metal blossoms :D

Thanks for stopping by! Don't forget about my 5 year candy comp :)


Tuesday, 22 January 2013

Farm Fresh Friday :: Punch It!

Good mornin,

I hope you are all having a great week so far!! :D I'm really on a roll with cardmaking at the moment... enjoying it.. I think being able to do it for FUN again is really helping tee hee!!

It's about time I  entered a Farm Fresh Friday Challenge AGAIN with The Greeting Farm so here I am... This week the challenge is to Punch it... they would like us to use punches or dies...

Here's my card... I've used Miss Anya Scarves which I coloured last year to attempt a "distress look" using Copics.. I think it sort of works .. what do you think?? I'm not sure I can pull off the Distressed look on a whole card but this is an attempt tee hee!

Copics used:
Skin: E000. E00, E11, W1
Hair: YR20, E55, 57, W4, W6
B91 + 0
B97, B91, 0, W4, 6

Wish it was cooler here... not liking the humidity - so I'll just live out that dream for a bit by using a "wintery image"!

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, 21 January 2013

I'm really going ODD at the moment

I am totally hooked on the Some Odd Girl creations at the moment lol... I had fun the other day with the greyscale image stamped in London Fog ink and so I thought I'd give it another go... I loved the effects of the POP of colour that I was seeing all over the SOG Ning Group... and so I was inspired to pop in not just one but a couple of SOFT colours alongside my Greyscale image :) And this is the result ....

The image is a clear stamp - Nouveau girl :: Renew
Coloured with Copics .. Cool & Neutral Greys  as well as a couple of RVs, Bs, YGs & Gs :)

I've kinda used the current SOG Sketch challenge... although the shapes have morphed a little! 

Thanks for stopping by... TODAY I have been doing a couple of BLOG CHANGE bits... making some badges for the sidebar.... these are titles for the main themes I will be blogging about from now on... I'm going to try and label things a little better from here on in :)

Don't forget about my 5yr celebratory candy... scroll down OR click the link --}


Sunday, 20 January 2013

more ODD cards :)

I've made a couple more cards for the challenges going on over at the Some Odd Girl forum this weekend!! I'm so pleased Kristy started the group there and they've been giving challenges as it's helped get my MOJO happening again! lol!!

Also... I bought some papers and flowers from Jane who is starting an online store ... Forever Markers and Craft Supplies... she has a facebook group here SO I had to try them out... I don't use a lot of flowers as they just don't seem to work for me like they do for others...

Here we have.... Flutist Fairy ....

Coloured with Copics:
Skin: E000, E01, E21, E11, E13, E04,BV000, RV10, RV11 Eyeshadow: B000, B21
Hair: E33, E34, E35, E37, E27, E29
Wings: RV00, RV52, R30, 0
Dress: BV000, BV00, BV11, BV13, BV17, RV66, RV63, V99, BV08
Grass: YG07, G12

AND then the second card uses Nutsy Kaylee .... I have given her the Geeky Glasses from the Preppy Pups set!! I had to paperpiece her a bit so that the hair came back on top of the glasses... but I was pretty pleased with the result... look out I have the geeky glasses bug!! :D

Coopics used:
Skin/ Face: E000, E01, E21, E11, BV000 RV10, RV11, R11
Eyes: B91, B00, B41
Hair: E50, E51, Y23, Y26, E43
Pinks: RV10, RV11, RV32
Browns: E30s
Greens: BG11, YG41, G82, G12

Thanks for stopping by!
Don't forget I have a 5 year BLOG candy happening.... SCROLL DOWN to see more!!!! :D


Thursday, 17 January 2013

Greyscale Mae with a pop of Pink

{{Scroll down for my 5 year BLOG-a-versary BLOG CANDY post}}

I have been CRAFTING again FINALLY just lately... before then I was colouring and stopping! lol! So anyways... here is  something I've made.. I was fired up by the NEW SOG Forum and so had to play along in their challenges there... this one is Greyscale with a pop of colour from their colours... I chose PINK (well purple was not an option lol).

I thought that as it was Greyscale I might use a Grey ink.. so I stamped up Sweet Thinking Mae in "London Fog" ....


I do like Greyscale... but it shows up my mistakes more too... and makes me even more critical of my colouring lol! Oh well.... I popped her on a card and into the forum gallery anyways :) I quite like having the lighter grey for the outline rather than BLACK... so methinks I will be using that colour ink again! It's been sitting in my stash since the last time I was at Paperific I think.. or maybe it was actually from the 1st one I went to Oh well!

If you have not checked out the Some Odd Girl Forum yet then hop on over and if you like you can even mention I sent you... I think there's  a post there somewhere you can do that on! lol! Anyways.. Have a good arvo, night, morning whereever you are... I'm off to colour a Red dress and swelter a little more... It's rather HOT here and having the aircon on creates dramas so this option is today's choice! 


Saturday, 12 January 2013

5 years of blogging

Good morning! I can't believe really that this blog has been going for 5 years now! WOW!

I have had a lot of fun along the way as I've met many beautiful people from all over the world and made some amazing friends! I have (I believe) grown in my crafting/ colouring along the way and yet still have lots to learn!! :D I want to say a HUGE THANKS to all of you who've followed along or passed in and out over that time and especially to those who keep coming back!!

NEW LOOK I thought it was time for a newish blog look so have updated my blog style and am still working on what will be on the main page, ie. sidebar ... and might still edit some of the tabs.. but would love to know your thoughts .. what else does it need? What things should I or shouldn't I clutter the sidebar with this time??

CELEBRATING  with Party Hardy  - I made this card using Party Hardy... a sweet Saturated Canary stamp :) Isn't she scrummy!!! :D I normally don't go for so many colours at once but I  thought something different would be fun! :)

HERE is a piccy of the candy I've got together to celebrate 5 years of blogging .. some of my FAVOURITE stamps/ companies, a set of B91,B93,B95, B97 sketch markers AND a little texturising pack (blender and different rags) and the card pictured above!!

To enter read the terms in the Linky below and link yourself up :) I will draw a winner on the last night of this month ... Jan 31.

Tuesday, 8 January 2013

More Mermaids...

Morning :)

so I managed to salvage the mermaids ATCs... they are still a little warped but they are not too bad!! And the uncoloured ones dried ok... again just a little warped... so I managed to get some colour on them ....

Mmm... I thought I had written this in my post the other day but then I also don't know how it became a draft after I had published it... so there may be gremlins! lol!!

An ATC for those who don't know is an ARTISTS TRADING CARD... a mini artwork sized 2.5" x 3.5" :)

I thought it would be fun to have a little TRADE - so I am going to do a new set of ATCs .... which will be ones to swap - anyone keen to do a little ATC swapsies???

Sunday, 6 January 2013


Good afternoon!! I've been having a bit of fun with Mermaids..  tee hee!! When I was looking at new apps to download on the ipad I saw this Mermaid game and downloaded it just for lols... and then my OCDness kicked in and I wanted to get all the different mermaids! Haha... It's a bit of a time waster... but sometimes they are good.. something to zone out to that does not need any brain! 

Anyway I guess it inspired me to go off and draw some Mermaids.. I did a couple on A5 paper and then I decided to go with a little series of ATCs .. so I sketched them up....

Inked them...

and coloured them with my COPICS a Molotow White pen and a number of Multiliners!!

There were 2 more ... but as I reached for a new marker I knocked over a glass of water ... Disaster... as sitting there were not only my ATCs .. coloured and ones waiting to get coloured BUT also my Imac, Ipad, Iphone and case of Copic markers. :( :(


Thursday, 3 January 2013

Party Hardy

Good morning!! I was thrilled when the Little Darlings Saturated Canary stamps arrived just before Christmas and I've been enjoying colouring them up :)

Here is a card I made using Party Hardy.. She's too cute!

Today I'm trying to blog from an iPad so this is a bit of an experiment I guess :)


Tuesday, 1 January 2013

Anything But a Card :: JANUARY

Hi there!! It's time for a NEW Challenge at Anything But a Card... and this time I've done a SMASH page... I do love doing pages in these books .. and actually I think this is my fav so far.... it's  in my Mini!!

My Mini Smash will have an image on each page that I colour with Copics as well as other bits and pieces about me/ my life etc.... so this one is all about my love of photos and Instagram and my Instax  too! I used my little Instaxia girl whom I drew up last year... she's available now on Hatter's Hope as a FREE image!! 

Thanks for stopping by ... please do go check out the AWESOMENESS at ABAC!!!

Happy New Year!!

I hope that you all have an AWESOME New Year!! May it be filled with LOVE and JOY!! It's been a quiet recovery day here.. after yesterday's mammoth effort of CLEANING the house top to bottom... and then entertaining 4 families here! I LOVE that we can have that many people at our place now.. although it was a little hard on MIL so it will not be too common an occurrence!!

We sat out on our balcony in the fresh air/ breeze today... it was lovely.. although there were MANY
low flying planes.... Here's a couple I caught on Instagram....


I'm looking forward to seeing what this year brings.... I was wondering about Resolutions.. but you know we make them and never keep them... I was thinking I should resolve to be more faithful ----  in keeping up with people, in my blogging and more importantly in my Bible reading... I was hoping to be better at cleaning this place... well keeping it tidy I  suppose ... I was thinking I really should lose weight and be healthier?! There are many resolutions I could make.. and I will.. However instead of something huge for the whole year I think I'll make them every day.. and no doubt sometimes I will succeed and sometimes I will fail... I'll keep plodding along!

I'm not sure what this year will bring.. (besides undoubtably more planes) I know that for the time being I'll be wrapping up the M4M store (except for a few resource-y things) and that I will be living here and looking after my MIL still .. I will have dreams and goals... although I'm not sure EXACTLY what they all will be at this point in time...
I will remember though that...

Proverbs 16:9  The heart of man plans his way, but the Lord establishes his steps. 

I pray that whatever I do and plan that God would make me more like his son this year .. that he would make me more THANKFUL and more JOYFUL and a LIGHT for Him!! :D
I'll be back a little later with a creation for Anything But a Card... I just have to try and figure out the time difference again lol... I am pretty bad at that!!