Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Sneak Peek at Doodle Palace and this weeks Challenge

Hi all, this weeks image is 'Special Delivery' which will be available to buy tomorrow over at Doodle Palace, seeing as I played with Pink at the weekend, thought it was about time to create a blue card. I have flipped the sketch, coloured this cute image with my copics which are available from Mad for Markers here in Australia and Sammi is now shipping to New Zealand. I have used Shimmerz Blingz - Pixie Dust and painted the butterflies and light blue background just to add a little sparkle, then I remembered some buttons I had in my stash and just had to use them, charms, brads, ribbon from my stash.
Please pop over to Doodle Palace to see the other Princesses wonderful creations and take part in our 'Get Well' challenge, there is a two prizes of two digi's each plus one winner can be GDT and choose a challenge.


The Corrosive Challenge #61 - Add a Charm
Simon Says Challenge - Buttons, Bows and Bling (hopefully Pixie Dust is enough bling)
Incy Wincy Designs Challenge #40 - One of my Favourates (copics and Punch)
The Creative Crew Challenge #49 - April showers brings May flowers (when posted they are not too clear they are in the green bushes)
A spoon full of Sugar Challenge #101 - 3D
Cupcake Craft Challenge #88 - Don't be Square
Sophistic Cat Challenge #30 - A card for a child

Thank you for visiting, happy crafting, take careX:)


I have just set my daughter up with a blog and she is keen to find other young crafters and challenges, if any of you have children with blogs could you please pay her a visit and let her know you are about, many thanks. When my jobs are done

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Blog Candy from Sammi

Hi all, just a quick post to tell you about Sammi's (my new DT Boss at Mad for Markers) delicious thank you candy for her followers.
What is included?? A Clear stamp of Bonnie from Spesch stamps, some Christina Re paper, card pack, silhouette stickers and buckles, a pack of 15 sheets of Neenah Classic Crest Solar White Super Smooth paper, a pink Spica pen, a white gel pen (just like the one I use ALL the time) and some double sided tape. Also some stamped images from the Magnolia Spring Kit :D
Thanks for visiting, happy crafting, take careX:)

Monday, April 26, 2010

A card at last and some very EXCITING NEWS!!

Hi all, what a couple of weeks, my mojo went AWOL not sure it is back yet! Must get this of my chest been having a very trying time with bullying of my son, so forgot how cruel some children can be, needless to say every time I sat to craft all I could think about was this problem!! It is times like this that I wish I had been bright enough to home school my children, but I daresay that is not the answer either, anyway enough of this back to my sanctuary, my crafting world!!!
First pick me up last week was being inked by the Inky Impressions Girls, these are very talented ladies and there are always amazing entries, so did a happy dance Wednesday night much to Rusty's amusement, he joined in, game for anything (he is our German Shepherd). Still on cloud nine when Sammi emailed me to ask if I would join her Design Team at Mad for Markers, YES YES YES, so a another happy dance around the factory, good job there were no customers lol! So gone beyond cloud nine, I am so looking forward to working with her talented self and talented team, must admit just a little nervous as they are extremely talented, but so looking forward to it, the lovely Debra has swapped Tuesdays so I can take part in the current challenge on the 4th May, thank you. Our challenge which starts today for two weeks is Monochromatic (shades of one colour), please join us Sammi has a prize of a $10.00 voucher to her Mad for Markers Store, now I am sure we can all use an extra copic or two lol!
Anyway been trying to get this card made all week for the Anya Ink Challenge #2 Pink and Sparkly, glad it is running for two weeks and without realising it also fits our Mad for Markers Challenge.
This card is made for a gorgeous little girl who lives across the road who will be turning eight next month and is having a party on the 1st and her best friends Rosanna and Morgan are invited, they have so much fun playing in the court together, lovely bunch of children they have races, we had a talent show in the hols and the parents had to come and watch it was wonderful. Edward's ute is their Club House called 'Club House Rocket Star', lots of meetings, colouring and planning takes place there. Karly's mum and I have become friends too and sometimes meet to keep and eye on the children, couple of chairs on Lisa's front oh and where did that bottle of wine come from lol!
The number eight has been stamped randomly then I painted it and the flowers with Karly's name on with Simmerz Blingz Poinsettia Pink (from Susana's Store). Martha Stewart Monarch Butterfly punch, looooove this punch, used dazzling diamonds, chunky glitter, embellishments and kindyglitz. Pink is Karly's favourate colour.

Chloe has to be one of my favourate TGF images, which my crafting friend Emma has a whole stash of, went to Emma's for a play last Monday and Chloe came home with me, thanks Emma.
Coloured using my Copics, still experimenting with different hair colours and getting the light in the right place.


Anya Ink #2 - Pink and Sparkly
Creatalicious Challenge #9 - Wings and Flowers
A spoon full of Sugar 100 - Happy Birthday
Doodle Palace - Use Numbers/and or letters
Crafty Creations Challenge #64 - Distressing
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge 47 - Pink and Brown
S2S Challenges #53 - Spring has Sprung - use flowers
Simon Says Challenge - Things with Wings
Sew Many Challenges Week #12 - Anything Goes
Allsorts Challenge Week 49 - Photo inspiration (Butterfly bracelet)
Catts Friday Freebie - Simon says Challenge Things with Wings

Sorry it has been a long post, must be making up for lost time lol! Off to link up my new team members.

Hope you all have a fantastic week, happy crafting, take careX:) Yours floating on cloud ninety nineX:)

Saturday, April 17, 2010

My second Sweet Pea Creation

Hi all, hope you are all enjoying your weekend, got this pretty Sweet Pea image coloured and just couldn't get my background right and struggled with the odd charm, still not sure if it is quite right but the challenge at Sweet Pea Stamps finishes the 17th (21hrs) so time is running out lol! The challenge is to create an ATC card 2.5" x 3.5" using the colours Pink and Purple and add an 'odd' embellishment.
Now DH and DS say I have glittered the wings too much I should have been more subtle! For the embellishment I have used one of Rosanna's hair clips you twist them into your hair, this is the last of six as she kept losing them, the R is a mobile telephone accessory. (Someone has a 13th birthday coming up).

The image I have used is ching chou kuik's Red Hearts (but as you can see mine are purple lol!) Coloured her in using my Copics, still new to using them but I absolutely loooooove them, used special effects in places and three different stickles for the wings. To be honest not too sure what an ATC was so hope I have got it right!

Also entered Danni's Flutter by Wednesday #105

Thank you for visiting, happy crafting and have a great weekend, take careX:)

This is my second post for today my first is a fun blog hop with a difference if you are interested please check it out.

A new Fun Kind of Blog Hop can we reach 1000

Hi all, found this over at one of my DT Princesses blog Stacie - Craft Princess a new way of blog hopping the idea originated at Clips-N-Cuts because Vicky is celebrating 100 blog posts!

Here is what you do.
1. Click the blue frog below to add your blog.
2. Copy the following script and put it on your blog post while in HTML view.

This will make the thumbnail collection appear on your post as well and be available for everyone to see. Vicky will be moderating it so no worries. It will be updated on everyones blog when someone enters a new link. If you have any trouble don't hesitate to contact Vicky with questions!

What a great idea for people to meet each other! Please participate if you like this idea! You don’t have to link them back here. Just add your cardmaking/scrapbooking blog and make the collection as big as we can! Can we make it to 1000?

Have a wonderful weekend, happy crafting and hopping, take careX:)

Monday, April 12, 2010

Another Inky Lili Card

Hi all, hope you all have had a wonderful weekend, just a quick post, as I off to work, this has to be my favourate Inky Image, been playing with my copics again and had a go at feathering and this is the result.


Midnight Madness Sketch #48
Mad For Markers #1 - Copics BG15, R20 & E00
Inky Impressions Challenge #33 - Charm It
Doodle Palace - Mothers Day Card
Flutter By Wednesday #104 - Sparkle
Sew Many Challenges #10 - Let's see some Stitching

Thanks for visiting, happy crafting, take careX:)

Saturday, April 10, 2010

My First Copic Challenge with Inky Lili

Hi all, hope you are all having a great weekend or about to start to depending from where you are in the world. This is my first Copic Challenge and I was so pleased that I had all three colours BG15, R20 & E00, Sammi has set up a new Challenge Blog called Mad for Markers as well as opening an online store here in Australia for us Copic Addicts and to celebrate her first challenge the wonderful prize is a set of 36 Copic Ciao Markers WOW! For international entries there is a lovely gift voucher for Tracey's new digi store Spesch, anyway enough waffle here is my entry below, using one of my Inky Impressions Stamps, just so love these girls, one are two more should be crossing my doorstep any day soon. Decided to to a shaped flower card, my cutting skills are not the best so did a little distressing lol! Got the sewing machine out but I think it got a little confused with the zig zag and as you know not like sewing material I couldn't unpick and start again.
Couldn''t decide which photo was best
Coloured some whisper white with BG15 and then punched with my Martha Stewart Punch, then used stickles to sparkle and pearl embellishments. The little butterflies are an image that I coloured and wasn't happy so I punched little butterflies and stickled their bodies, so been a little sticky today.
Isn't Lili just adorable with her cute bunny,
A close up of one of the butterflies

A butterfly charm with yellow ribbon, also used special effects for the hairband, butterfly, eyes, cheeks, nails and bunnies teeth.


Mad for Markers #1 = Use Copics BG15, R20 & E00
Oh Alice Chapter 8 = Use Flowers
Flutter By Wednesday #104 = Sparkle plus a Butterfly, Angel or Fairy
Simon Says Challenge - A card for a child
Allsorts Challenge 47 - "Petals and Pearls"
Thanks for visiting, have a great weekend, happy crafting, take careX:)

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

The Royal Doodle Palace Express Train to Fun Town

Hi all, I am back again with this weeks latest Digital Image from Doodle Palace, Animal Train, also released this week is Chibi Girl Strawberry. As you can imagine this is quite a large card but you could easily be made smaller that is what I so love about Digital Images!! The Teddy Train is purple took loads of pictures inside and out and still looks blue:(
A Close up of Teddy Engine

Elephant and Lion
Hippo and Giraffe

Materials used are SU, I tried to create a cloud effect sponging, Rosanna says the clouds were too big and I think she could be right lol! Used my first bought and one of my fav SU sets Lovely as a Tree and track roller, Special effects on wheels, light, teeth, eyes and noses.
Please pop over to Doodle Palace tomorrow and see what the other wonderful creations by the other Doodle Princesses.
Doodle Palace - Use Black
Pollycraft Monday Challenge #38 - Anything Goes they are celebrating their new DT and going weekly on their challenge
Many thanks for visiting, hope you have all had a great Easter, we managed to get out walking in the Lerderberg State Forest, fantastic day, happy crafting, take careX:)