Friday, 29 March 2013

The Essential Jesus giveaway

Good morning :) Today is Good Friday!! The day we celebrate Jesus' death ... Seems a strange thing to do doesn't it? Celebrating death ... the Death of someone who was supposed to rule and save the world??

It's easier to forget that part and just look at Easter in terms of chocolate and bunnies and buns and all that cute and yummy stuff! I want to urge you to look past those things... whilst they are good fun and yummy to a deeper and life giving event ... Jesus death. He died the death we deserve (for trying to be King of our own lives).

I am so thankful for the new life of hope in Jesus and I'd like to share some of that hope so thought I'd have a little giveaway of this great book ... The Essential Jesus (which will explain things much better than I ever could)....

Would you like to "Meet the real Jesus through the gospel of Luke"?? I have 3 copies to giveaway on this post so please leave a comment and I will send you a book (first three commenters - but if you miss out.. would rather not comment here send me an email and I'll work something out!) :D

Friday, 22 March 2013

What I've been working on....

Firstly... Here are some cards I have made using the new M4M Easter Digis...

I have also been doing my own version of Project Life type scrapbooking... will share some pages later as they are not done yet ... basically I  bought an American Crafts Memorology album and some of their pocket pages and now I am just filling them up with photos, paper, some decorations and journaling!! It's quite fun - QUICK and I LOVE the effect of the different sized pockets! :)

Have a great weekend!!!

Tuesday, 19 March 2013

Easter at Mad for Markers challenges

I'm posting my creation today that I've made filling in for Sam at the M4M challenge blog ...
I'm sharing this creation I made... using one of my M4M Easter Digis... Grace with Hot Cross Buns!

I've used a number of papers, washi from my stash and the doiley was cut on my Cameo... which has a blunt blade now :( SAD!!!!! The sentiment is from Give a Girl a ...  LOVE it!! lol!! I double stamped it... first in pink then purple...just slightly off to try and get a shadowed effect.. it sort of worked! 

Copics used:
Skin: E000, E01, E11, BV000, R21, RV11
Hair: E23, E25, E27, E37
Eyes: E13, E23, E25
Purples: V12, V15, V17
Pink: RV00, RV11, RV13
Dress: B91, B93, B95
Boots: N3, N5, N7
Buns/ Plate: N0, N1, N3, E34, E13, E25

Saturday, 16 March 2013

Uninspired to create and blog...

Well .... I'm coming out of an uninspired season.... I've not really felt like crafting, colouring etc... I  know shock, horror right! lol and seeing as this blog is MOSTLY for Craft stuff then I have not really had anything to blog! Hopefully I can be back on track again this week for posting... but if the creativity's gone what can you do right?? hehe!! Also I have been spending LOTS of time getting Copicendium #5 print ready AND IT IS... so I can't wait for it to arrive!! :D

Anyways... I have done a bit of sketching  ... and so have a couple of images to share from my Instagram feed of images I've drawn and copiced :D First up a little Easter gal... she has a plate of Hot Cross buns!! YUMMO!! I wish I could eat them! :0

close up as I coloured her!!

and then as it's Autumn here in Oz I drew an Autumn Fairy! :)

Think I might make them available at M4M in the next days ... I keep umm'ing an ahh'ing about whether I should draw digis or not as there's so many out there and what are mine compared to those that are out there... lol! But I had fun with them and I enjoyed colouring them which is the main thing right! I also need to save money ... which means I can't just go buy images... so instead of buying an image - when so inclined, I have decided to draw something to colour. 

Have an AWESOME weekend!!


Wednesday, 6 March 2013

Origami Owl living locket

Good morning! I hope you are all having a great week! Ours is going OK... got a few things to get done still.. but enjoying the holiday! We had a few days in Canberra on the weekend which was great... saw some old friend...we saw the Toulouse Lautrec exhibition! It also happened to be the enlighten festival too whilst we were there so we got to see that! It was Fun!!! :D I might post some pics a little later ... or maybe just in a Smash book or similar tee hee!!!

Anyway I'm excited that yesterday I received my living locket that I'd ordered from Origami Owl! I loved the idea of these when I saw Jess post about them last year on faecbook .. and then Krista also posted about them this year and so I looked into getting one... and thought that being in Aus meant I would not be able to get it.. however a dear US friend made it possible!!! :D And Elizabeth was awesome!

the packaging was so cute!!!

Look at all the yummy little pieces inside....

Here it is all spread out on the table...

Here is the locket all put together.. without the dangle... was trying to decide whether to have it alone or with the dangle too :D

Here I am wearing it with the heart dangle included :)

a close up...

I wanted to get this locket as a "memory locket" for our little ones that didn't make it... so each little gem is a birthstone gem ...(the dates they were fertilised ... as they were all IVF embryos) and then a  G and an S which is pretty self explanatory - our initials :)
I know some might find it silly or sentimental but I just thought it would be nice... I carry those precious little ones around in my heart and thoughts ALWAYS yet I thought it would be nice to have a little physical reminder of their SHORT lives. I  do thank God for their short lives.. although I  do wish they had lived longer and we'd been able to see them grow ... for some reason it was meant to be this way. I trust Him in that!

I Do love this Locket :D and glad I  got it!! :D

Friday, 1 March 2013

You Had me at Hello

Morning!!! I am enjoying some time off with Guy :) nice to just do what we want to when we want to... or not do anything at all! things we take for granted until we can't lol! It does mean I have been crafting a little less.... and colouring still as we continue watching Star Trek .. Next Gen :)

Today is a yukky rainy day here.... so I'm sorry for my not so great pic of this card!!!

I've used an image from Saturated Canary... one of the lovely Princesses :) and the sentiment is from Give a Girl a..... It's a fun little sentiment set!! Can't wait to use "Cool Bananas"it's something I used to say a lot lol! Guess I was inspired a little by their hop yesterday (although image was coloured the day before!

Copics used (main image):
Skin: E000, E01, E11, E04, BV000, RV00
Dress: RV90s
Hair: E70s, B28, BV29, BV25

Thanks for stopping by!!