Thursday, 26 May 2011

Happy Birthday Gorgeous Tracey!!!

Good morning!!! I am a bit late!! pretty ate actually but just got up!! Have been out this week doing renovations at a house my church is selling so we can buy a proper rectory for our minister to live in!! I'm stuffed! LOL! But enough on that!!

Today is the birthday of a very sweet, gorgeous lady who I am so happy to have met and so thankful for her friendship! Tracey is one of my very bestest blogging friends and she has become much more than that after our many MSN chats throughout the day and through our work together (and hanging out in Melb) at Paperific! I would say that she is one of my bestest friends IRL even though most of our chatting is through the internet! hehe!!


I have made this card for Inky Impressions Challenges... (not Tracey's card.. y'all can't see that yet)! which is SHINE on.... so this card has glittery paper... and some bling and I used Cryogen white paper which has a nice shimmer to it!!

I'm entering this into:
Sketch Saturday - although I used a square instead of oval!!
and was going to enter
Papertake Weekly - Bloom and Grow... but I didn't get it there in time.. oops!!

Wednesday, 25 May 2011

Mmm.. banana Custard

Time for another sweet challenge at the Lollipop Ladies!! We've been through so many colourful goodies in recent months, time for something a bit more subdued!

Looks yummy huh! Wish I could eat it! LOL!! This is a lovely simple dish and so we decided to make things a bit more challenging by adding in a Vintage theme! I'm not great at Vintage... this is as close as I will get I think... gone more with the colours!!

Huge thanks to our retiring candystripes.... Ashlee, Becci, Trish and Melissa

Here is my card using a brand new stamp... from Some Odd Girl! I'm now stocking them at Mad for Markers! Exciting isn't it!!! :D


Coloured with:

Skin: E000, E00, E21, R11,
Hair E50, 51, 53, Y21
Yellows: Y11, Y23, Y28,
White areas: E40, E41, C0,
Pink: R81

The prize this fortnight is from by Andrea over at Annabelle Stamps :)

Monday, 23 May 2011

Inky Impressions Inspiration!

Hello everyone... TODAY I have a little inspiration to share with you using the beautiful Angelica I have only used part of this image ... can you tell which stamp she is?? If you are not sure then why not go on over and check out the Inky store as there are LOTS of great images of this little cutie in there!

Oh and Don't forget ... there's still a little bit of time left for you to enter Michaela's sketch challenge on the Inky challenge blog too! We all look forward to seeing your creations!

I have also coloured the heart in with Copic ink.... I dropped ink on and also added hand sanitiser so it could would marble nicely ... I also coloured in the flowers + rhinestones with Copics!! Our current challenge at the Mad for Markers challenge blog is to colour embellishments with your Copics ... why not come and join us...


Suzanne's flowers for Pink Ribbon Day

Just wanted to let you know about this venture of the beautiful Suzanne who is currently undergoing treatment for breast cancer (please keep her in your thoughts and prayers!!)
She is now selling the most gorgeous flower collections which will raise money to support the Breast Screening programme!

You can read Suzanne's original post here and then make sure you sign up as a follower on her JUST LOVE FLOWERS blog HERE to see the gorgeous flowers Suzanne is selling and be notified when new collections become available!

Tuesday, 17 May 2011

A present from Tilda

Morning!! Gee I've been a slack blogger just recently... partly I can blame the maintenance that went on as I could not post or comment but other than that.. it's me not feeling great.. silly cold!!

Well it's been AGES since I used a Tilda image on a card... I have coloured a few.. but they never make it to cards.... but this one has!! I made this card for our current M4M challenge HERE which is to colour embellishments with your Copic markers... why not join in!

I used HEAPS of markers and have not recorded the numbers... I could remember most if someone really wants to know please ask!! I have gone way outside my comfort home.. experimenting more with blonde (yellow) hair colours and those orange'ish reds too..that I barely used before this! lol!! I'm not that keen on the end result.. but I think it's just that they are not my fav pretty colours!

Here are some close ups of the charm and buttons I coloured with my R46 marker ....

thanks for stopping by!!

Wednesday, 11 May 2011

Inky Impressions get Sketchy

Good evening! It's time for a new Inky Impressions challenge and this time the challenge is to follow a wonderful sketch designed by the talented Michaela ...

Here is my take on the sketch... Using Lili's Present

I would like to enter this card into....

Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge - who would like to see some neglected stash... well those flowers and flutterby have been in my stash now for a couple of years.. not so good at using flowers.. so I never do! haha!

Papertake Weekly challenge fancies a punch.. so I've included this diecut shape down the side!

One Stop Craft Challenge is celebrating BIRTHDAYS .. Happy Birthday Shelley btw :D

the Prairie Fairy Friday's Here Come the Girls Challenge

Don't forget to hop on over to the Inky Impressions Challenge blog to see what all the beautiful Inkettes have done with Michaela's sketch!! You will LOVE them I bet!!! And why not enter whilst you are there... would love to see what you make of the sketch too!!!

Thanks for stopping by my corner of blogland.. will come visit you soon!! :D

The Lollipop Ladies :: Fruit Salad

Good morning!! It's time for a new challenge at The Lollipop Ladies!! We also have a DT call going on there this week too! So hop on over for a looksy!

The inspiration piece this challenge is a big yummy bowl of fruit salad .. mmmm yum!!
I've taken the colours and used them in the colouring of this Sassy Sugar Nellie girl!!

The extra bonus this challenge is circles or squares... I've gone with circles.. and added them at the sides under the little flutterbys!!

Thanks for stopping by!!

Sunday, 8 May 2011

More Spesch release cards

Hello again... I'm back with some more Spesch release cards to share..

Along with the lovely fairytale images by Christina there are two background images (that I drew) available to purchase today :) Here are some examples of them being used on cards with the new images by Christina!

First up is the staircase I drew for Beauty and the Beast :D

and then the forest I drew for Little Red...

I thought I would also show you how completely different this forest can look depending on how it's coloured!! :D And this time I used the existing Spesch stamps Little Red image (by Max) ...

Please scroll down to see the magnets I made with all the new fairytale images....

SPESCH STAMPS new relase

Good morning everyone!!
It's time for a NEW RELEASE at Spesch stamps.. and it's another exciting one with lots of lovely new images!!! :D Check them all out here on the BLOG!!

I have made a few projects and will share them all in due time.. but first up today I wanted to share with you these magnets I made... I used all four of the new fairytale images by Christina... coloured them with Copics.. cut around them then laminated them and cut around again... then stuck some thin magnet strips on the back and voila... 4 funky fridge magnets!!

Here are some close ups...

Peter Pan

Beauty and the Beast

A Little Mermaid

Little Red Riding Hood

Aren't they the sweetest images... you can purchase them today from SPESCH STAMPS I can't wait to see what you make with them!!!

Friday, 6 May 2011

I got Chibi-d

I'm so excited!! After seeing the gorgeous Chibis of Kellie and Debra that Kristy - Some Odd Girl created I just had to get her to make one for me too!!!

So this morning I arrived! tee hee.... HERE I am!!!

I just gave Kristy a link to my profile pics on facebook as well as some hints to my person.. and this is what she created... pretty cool huh! THANKS KRISTY!!!! :D

So I had to do a bit of a blog makeover :D Might still make a couple of changes... we'll see!!

Do you want to get Chibi-d too???

Monday, 2 May 2011

Abbey says....???

Heya! I just LOVE this new Creeper Abbey from TGF! She is too cute!! And I've used her together here with the new splotchy background... at first I was thinking the red splotches were kinds like blood.. maybe she is a vampire? hehe ... but then it almost looks like she has spilt a lot of paint everywhere... I couldn't decide .. so no caption... no sentiment!! What do you think??

What do you think would be a good caption for this card... leave your answer below and I might just rustle up a little prize for the answer I like best! :D

I have coloured Abbey in C and N markers .. as well as R24, 46 and 59 and B32 to outline her!

Sunday, 1 May 2011

Goodbye Altered Alice

OK... I am rather slow posting this.. sorry .... just trying to get on top of things! With all the time and energy I am pouring into Mad for Markers I'm a little poor on time... so I've decided to step down from the Design Team at the Altered Alice :(

I am sad to leave the Altered Alice... it's been a fabulous journey and I've loved being a part of it... THANKS to Lynne for letting me come across from Oh, Alice to her wonderful world inside the looking glass here at the Altered Alice!!

I am always amazed at the talent and creations that the team come up with and the entrants too.. I am sorry that I have not been totally "here" - due to my business and the extra work I'm putting in there I am having to leave this little bit of WONDERLAND!

I will pop back in as often as I can to see what everyone is up to and perhaps I will get a chance to play along at some point too! Oh if only that clock would stop and there were more hours in the day.. Oh actually let's just leave it at tea time all the time.. I would like that I think... hehe! Thanks for having me on this journey Lynne!

Wishing you all the very best of Alice!!!
Sammi xxx

the image I used is from Tiddly Inks and is just a perfect Alice image!! :D