Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Things That Make You Go Hmmmm......

Grandma came to visit last night and tucked under her arm was a present for me...a copy of the Weight Watchers magazine (full of good tips and hints - according to Grandma) hmmmmm..................

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Neeky's Nook - Top 3!!!

Neeky is so excited, she is in the Top 3 for the Polka Dot Challenge over at Karens Doodles Kids Challenge. Neeky has already chosen her prize images and can't wait to create her next card for the Pretty in Pink challenge.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Neeky's Nook - Dotty For You!!!

Over at Karens Doodles Kids Challenge, the challenge is Polka Dots and as an extra special treat Karen is offering this Polka Dot Bear to all the kids who want to use it and enter. Neeky (8) hasn't been card making for awhile as she has been busy playing soccer, but she loved this little bear and so created the card above. Neeky used Pink Paislee "Pop Fashion", coloured her bear with my copics, added some buttons for the clowns juggling balls, brads and circles to finish.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

A Little Bit Naughty!!!

Truely Scrumptious had a great sketch this week that I followed, image is one of Kenny K's more "naughty" images, coloured with my copics and spica pen for some shine. DP is Kaisercraft "Shaken Not Stirred", roses are Wild Orchid, bling is Kaisercraft and ribon is from my stash. I created this for the following:

Fab N Funky - 3DP, 2 embellishments, 1 image (3 sheets of Shaken Not Stirred, rhinestones and roses and my Kenny K image)
Gingersnap - Red and Black (main colours in DP and image)
Stars and Stamps - (no glitter) punch, ribbon, emboss (only spica pen...but I don't count that as glitter, SU corners punch, black ribbon, I embossed the top DP with cuttlebug Dots)
Charisma Cardz - Hot, Hot, Hot (can't get much hotter than this!!!)

That's it from me, back to work tomorrow, had an exhausting day, but found out I am going to be a Aunty again, can't wait!!!

Girls Rock!!!

Over at Kenny K's they have a great sketch which I followed for this card, I used Kenny K's "All That" Digi Image and coloured her with copics and a little clear spica pen. Dp is Bo Bunny "Peacock Lane", I have covered the oval and MS lace border punch with pearls from Inky Impressions, flowers are all from prima (also used the spica pen on them) and I got DH to sew around the card for me in a zig zag stitch.
I also created this for the following challenges:
Digi Doodle Shop - Distressing (I distressed the paper edges and used Milled Lavender around image and text)
Pixie Dust - Stitching (DH is very handy with the sewing machine)
Delightful Challenges - Using pearls and lace (pearls everywhere and punch is MS Lace Border)
Must fly, off to the library so Narny can choose us both goods books (shes better at it than I am).

Thursday, August 26, 2010

It's Got To be....Sookie!!!

I love this image from Tickled Pink Stamps, as soon as I saw the name, I knew I had to have her (Sookie just like my beloved Scottish Foldy). Sookie is coloured with my copics and has a little stickles added to various parts of her outfit and jewellery.
The sketch is from Cards and Things, DP is Papermania "Naughty or Nice", ribbon is from my stash, stars are actually from an old necklace, sentiment is
Inky Impressions and behind the image is the cover of a CD stack (it's clear plastic). I also created this for the following challenges:
Creative Card Crew - Sparkle and Shine (sparkly stars, stickles on Sookie, shiny ribbon)
KAH Wink E Dink - Birthday Card (this is for The Wah's little friends 11th birthday)
Papertake Weekly - 3 of something, 2 of another, 1 of another (3 layers on the ribbony bows, 2 DP, 1 clear plastic CD)
Penny's Paper Crafty - Pink and Green (main image is pink and green...including the hair)
Stamp With Fun - card for a girl (well, I don't think any of Zak's friends would appreciate this LOL).
So thats all from me tonight, kids have been off school all week, but hopefully will go tomorrow so I have time to create.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Tis the Season for a Helping Hand!!!

Over at Sundays with Crissy the challenge is Your Favourite Time of Year. I am constantly amazed that I can work in retail throughout the christmas madness and it's still my favourite time of year!!!
I followed the sketch over at Fussy and Fancy Friday, image of course is Crissy Armstrong coloured with my copics, DP is Bo Bunny "Tis the Season", flowers are also Bo Bunny "Tis the Season", I have added stickles to everything, raindrops, pearls, "fluffy balls" ribbon and text is a SU stamp. I am also entering the following challenges:
Papertake Weekly - Something Old, New, Borrowed, Blue (my old is the raindrops that I have had forever, new is my white pearl brad in the flower, borrowed is Neekys backward style of card - yup Narny went to open it and it opens upside down which is a classis Neeky cardmaking trait, blue is my blue pearls)
Cute Card Thursday - Trees or Leaves (my christmas tree)
Digi Doodle Shop - Flowers (can't get much bigger than this little ole Bo Bunny number)

So thats all from me, I have been busy creating a card for Neekys soccer coach and am so impressed with our combined talents that I am going to whip up a few spares for me!

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Land Ahoy!!!

I always find it hard to get my mojo going again after a card making break, and this time was no exception. Work has finally setttled and I found some time tonight to create this cute little boys card. I followed the sketch over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday. The image is Whoopsie Daisy (coloured with my old faithful copics), I used the colours green and blue to enter the Whoopsie Daisy Challenge. DP is My Minds Eye "Bohemia", brads and leather are from my stash, sentiment I just "whipped Up", punches are SU and CM. I am also entering this in the Paperplay Challenge - Bon Voyage.

Hope you enjoy, hopefully I will have more tomorrow!!!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Southern Girls Challenge

There a new blog in town and its created by my good friends Lou and Trace, at present they are putting out a worldwide DT call to find some new talent...and they are interested in you even if (like me) you haven't been on DT's before, so are you keen to join the Southern Girls from lil ole New Zealand??? I have listed all their info below...give it a go...I am!!!


Do you like to inspire others? Do you like to have fun? Well then... we want you!!!!
Southern Girls are putting out a DT call for 6 amazing crafty individuals worldwide...(yes if there are men out there... you can apply too!!!) Its as easy as 1, 2, 3!!!

1 – you will be required to make one craft project a month – card, sb layout or 3d or anything else that takes your fancy as long as it meets the challenge requirements. (SG is a fortnightly challenge blog but we will be split into two teams)

2 – you must leave comments on all entries.

3 – Have fun!!!

What do you have to do....
Make a card/project for us using your favourite things, (could be a stamp, or glitter even flowers!), put on your blog and say it for our DT call and email project to
Also include
• Name
• Blog (if you have one)
• Any Dts you are currently on ( please dont be put off if you havent any DT experince.. we are on the look out for fresh new faces also)

If you dont have a blog, dont let this put you off, still send in a photo of your project.

See... I told you it was easy!

Look forward to seeing you all apply!!!
Tracy and Lou

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Narnys Nook - Top 3

I got home from school on Friday and Mum told me I made the Top 3 for the Delightful Sketches & Challenges (3rd), I am so excited, Mum is going to put my badge on the blog when we get it.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

I've Got a Boo Boo...I Made a Boo Boo!!!

Got a Boo Boo - My two littlies have very long hair, Neeky's is so thick, it takes forever to dry and I always keep it plaited, The Wahs has fine hair, Narny is 14...say no more!!!
Anyway, I decided to replace our budget straighteners with a pair of GHD's to make it easier to keep the littlies hair under control and Narny "lookin good". They arrived today, and you would all be so proud of me, I straightened Neeky's hair (so much more manageable), then got halfway throught Narny's hair...before I burnt my thumb on them - did you really expect a happy ending to me using such a hot tool???

Made a Boo Boo - 15 minutes after the above incident, I went to parent teacher interviews with Narny (giving everyone the thumbs up as I drove because my thumb was too sore to grip the steering wheel). On arrival and having a few minutes spare I decided to use "the amenitities". due to the thumb incident I struggled valiantly with my zipper in the loo, which meant we walked into our first interview and I hadn't been prompted by Narny (see below). "Narny is wonderful to teach, so bright, achieving merits and excellences" the teacher droned on. "Well, Narny does love her English" I replied proudly in my best parent who knows everything about her childs education voice. Stunned silence followed and a disbelieving Narny and teacher stared at me before chorusing "this is maths"!!!!!!
Prompted = Narny always tells me before we sit down which subject we are at (so I look like a parent who knows everything about her childs education).

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Narny's Nook - Christmas on the Beach!!!

Narny (14) chose the sketch over at Simple Doodles to follow, her image is SU (we haven't inked a stamp for so long, it's a wonder we remembered how to do it), coloured with copics, DP is BG Cupcake, ribbon is also SU and brads and random from the stash. Narny also followed:
Delightful Sketches - Beach (Santa is having some much needed R & R)
Cute Card Thursday - Get a head start on christmas (this is Narny's 2nd christmas card for the year)
Oh La La Challenge Blog - Christmas in July - Narny thinks this is a perfect time to get christmas card making)
Bunny Zoe Crafts - summertime (whats more summery than Santa and his reindeer out for a waterski)

It's Black and White!!!

It's a card making marathon at our place today, Narny and I spent a nice afternoon creating and the littlies endured my "no electronics day today" better than I thought they would.
Anyway, this sketch is from Moving along with the Times, DP is BG Ambrosia lightly distressed. Tiddly inks have a match it up challenge this week, so I copic coloured this gothic looking image to match the DP, flowers are Wild Orchid, lace and brads are random and all these are lightly stickled, buttons are recycled, sentiment is from can't remember where. I have also followed challenges from:
Townscrapper - Anything Goes (I am sure my grey skin falls into that category of anything goes)
Digi Doodles - Use Scraps - (DP is leftovers - not really a black DP kinda girl so had alot left, lace is a offcut, buttons are odds from my Aunt's late Aunt...phew)
Burtonesque Dolls - Black and White
Colour Me Copic - Black and White/follow technique (I sat with the laptop next to me so I could follow the black colouring technique as shown - I have all even numbered copics so had to improvise)

Thats all from me tonight, tomorrow I will show you Narny's creation.

Sleeping Cutie!!!

Happy weekend all, over at Karens Doodles US they have a Christmas in July theme this week, I used this new cutie Bigsby image and coloured him with my copics. Digital Sketch Tuesday have a sketch challenge this week, so I followed that, DP is BG Fruitcake (an oldie but a goodie), flowers are Wild Orchid, Holly is Kaisercraft that I have chopped up and distressed, the beads I coloured to match with my copics. I am also entering this in the following challenges:

Cupcake Craft Challenge - acatate (I covered seperately the card base, dp strip, top over the image and under image on the scallop with acetate)- oops missed deadline again!!!
Shabby Tea Room - Christmas in July (holly, christmas wreath, perfect fit)

Thats all from me today, have a great week.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Rock On!!!

I am loving these Kenny K images, coloured these two with copics and followed the sketch over at Everybody Art Challenge, flowers are a combination of Wild Orchid and Prima, the sentiment and charm chain are made by me. This is also for the following challenges:
ABC Challenge - You and Me (I used these two images to create a kind of scene)
Your next stamp Challenge - flower Power (those flowers just finish this)
Paperplay Challenges - Your numbers up (no 11 for the Wah's birthday at end of year)
Incy Wincy Designs Challenge - punches (used the SU punch)
Must fly, am creating with my cousin who has arrived for her annual 3 days marathon. Hence I can't tell you what the paper is on this as I lost the rest of the pack.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

It's Christmas Time...Again!!!

Over at Sketch and Stash the challenge was to make a round card, my stash was the DP Eskimo Kisses which I have had since last year and just got round to using today. My image Bigsby (coloured with my copics) from Karens Doodles and following the UK challenge - clean and simple, I have kept my card simple and uncluttered, just using a string of pearls and some stickles on the image and round the scallops. I also combined the challenge at Stamp Something which was a recipe 1dp, 1 image, 1 ribbon. This is also entered for:
Fussy and Fancy Challenge - Christmas in July part 2 (and a christsmas card it tis)
The Shabby Tea Room - Lets make an impression (I embossed the DP with a christmas folder - it is quite hard to see and is better IRL)
Little Red Wagon - Nestabilities (I used scallops for behind the image and sentiment, and circles for image and sentiment and the backing)

That is all from me, we are about to start our Trueblood marathon (guess where my darling foldy got her name!).

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Santa is Coming to Town...Sooner Than You Think!!!

This was the sketch over at Sassy Cheryl's this week, I had to turn it sideways to make it work as Santa is quite large. Image is, of course, Sassy Cheryl's, coloured with copics and surrounded by distress ink and distressed edges. DP is Fancy Pants "Christmas Magic", the Kaisercraft chipboard was painted then covered in the glassy stuff that Trace gave me (still no name for that), all the pearls were copic coloured to match and the text is a Kaisercraft rub on, the ribbon was also copic coloured to age and blend it. Finally I spritzed the lot with perfect pearls. This is for the following challenges:
Fortnightly Penny's Crafty Challenge - use 7 of something (there is seven different pieces of paper on this card)
The Corrosive Blog Challenge - Christmastime (yup, it definitely is)

Have a great day everyone.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Narny's Nook - Hay Hay Hay!!!

Narny (14) created this sketch on her own, she has used the High Hopes Scarecrow, coloured with copics, DP and buttons are BG Lime Rickey, pearls are copic coloured to match, sentiment is SU, and Narny added some light distressing to the ends. Narny is entering this in th following challenges:
High Hopes - use stars (Narny says the tufts of straw are just like stars peeking out the pockets)
Easy Craft Projects Challenge - Summer (Narny says you only see a scarecrow looking this good in the summertime)
Pile It On - My Favourite Things (Narny's favourite thing to use is my copics)

Have a great day everyone

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Narny's Nook - Mel's First!!!

Narny had her friend Mel (14) round yesterday and then we all went to watch Eclipse (ooohhh Jacob shirts are sooo unnecessary), Mel is as quiet as a mouse (which is extremely unnatural in our house) so Narny asked if she would like to make a card, it was interesting as she has never made cards before but is very good at art. Mel used this digi image from Whiff of Joy, coloured with copics, cut out and mounted on foam dots. DP is Kaisercraft "Shaken Not Stirred", ribbon is from my stash, a thin strip was cut and attached to the hand like a spiderweb thingy, a few brads and sentiment from SU and she was finished. Mel has entered this is the Bee Crafty Challenge which was 3D

Monday, July 5, 2010

Bright is Beautiful!!!

Start of the school holidays, the kids are racing round like chickens with their heads cut off, so I have locked myself in my craft room for some peace and quiet. This is a sketch from IC Sketches, I have used a Whoopsie Daisy image coloured with my copics. The Whoopsie Daisy Challenge was to use Hot vibrant colours, and at Sweet Stampin Challenge Blog they wanted Pearls and Pins, so I coloured heaps of pearls to match the DP (which is MME "Feeling Groovy"), I made the pin myself, as well as the top sentiment, the bttom half sentiment is from Stampin Up, the flower is also coloured with copics to match. I am also entering this in the following Challenges:
Dare You to Digi - The Great Outdoors
Paperplay Challenges - card for a child/teenager
Digi Doodles - Circles and Dots
Everybody Art Challenge - Birthday

Going to Eclipse tonight, Narny and I had to have a review of Twilight and New Moon last night (mainly to refresh my older wizened memory).

Hvae a great day.

Friday, July 2, 2010

I Did It!!!

Over at Mad for Markers they have an ATC Challenge, as I have never made one before I decided to give it a go and was surprised by how enjoyable it was. The sketch is from CPS Card Challenges miniturised, of course. DP is BG Euphoria, image is from Whoopsie Daisy, the doll was paper pieced and coloured with my copics, using the smallest flower punch I could find, some pearls, an SU stamp and I was done. This was also created for the following challenges:
Digital Tuesday - Summertime (big sunhats and bare feet ahh, summer)
A Pocket Full of Posies - One for the Girls (this is so cute, perfect for any little girl who loves pink and her dolly)
By the Cute and Girly - warm summer days (fits perfectly)

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

My Calling...I Knew It!!!

Was on the P.A at work today, when a customer smiled at me, naturally I smiled back cause thats my job) and next thing he was in front of me...guess what he said..."you have a lovely voice, are you in a choir" (I always knew that was my true calling in life - just need to convince the family of it).

Course, when I told my fellow Team Members they laughed at me - some people just cannot see good talent even when its right in front of them...

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

You're My Best Friend!!!

Over at Truly Scrumptious they have a "scrumptious" sketch. This little Karens Doodles cutie is coloured with my copics (Narny says my dog looks blue and my card looks orange, and that I should tell you all its more of a rich orangy red) DP is K & Co "Que Sera Sera", brads (sanded to take the shine away), flowers are from Joanna Sheen (I had another version that made Zak weep so I had to change to this flower arrangement) I also coloured a couple with my copics to match, raindrops and button are from my stash, metal thingy is from SU and I made my tag. This is also for the following challenges:
Karens Doodles UK - use a tag (it may be small, but it's pretty cool)
Sweet Stampin Challenge Blog - colour combo brown,blue,green (all in there)
Allsorts Challenge - embossing (I embossed the background in dots and the stripes in distressed stripes).

Did you all notice how good my photos are...that was Zak again...explaining about lights and yellows, and close and far and zoom and no zoom - its what he learnt at Uni this term and it was all for the relatively low price of $4999.00!!!

OK, the family is calling as we are halfway through Hell's Kitchen, will catch you all later, have a good night.

Monday, June 28, 2010

Neeky's Natter - Cupcake Time!!!

Neeky (age 8) followed an old Sketch over at Craft Your Passion. Neeky used a Hanglar Stanglar image and coloured it with my copics, her DP is Heidi Grace and her buttons, ribbon and flowers are from Mum's stash. Neeky made the pin herself and Dad helped crimp the end.
Also for Our Creative Corner - blues and greens
The Shabby Tea Room - Popsicles and Pinwheels (Neeky used pinks, greens, blues)

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Kick Your Heels Up!!!

Neeky and I sat down this morning and made cards, I'll show you her one later. I used the Tuesday Morning Sketches sketch and I love this digi image from Amanda Kastner, it comes with a poem sentiment which I have placed inside. I coloured this with my copics (as always), DP is BG Eva, there is clear spica pen on dress and all around the swirls on the DP, stickles on her shoes, pearls are Bazzill, flowers and ribbon from my stash, I made the pin and cuttlebugged the squares, phew no wonder I feel worn out LOL. I also made this for the following challenges:
City Crafter - pink, purple and pearls (they are all on there)
Everybody Art Challenge - pink and green (both are there in all their glory)
The Creative Cottage - pearls and swirls (the swirls are on the dp and pearls are everywhere)
ABC Challenges - X is for extra (this card has extra everything, sparkle, pearls, ribbon (3 types), layers (the image is 3 layers, the bow is a 4th layer)
Cute Card Thursday - reuse, renew, recycle (all the beads on my pin are recycled from old jewellery that was broken)

Another lazy day today, Zak is staying another week, its so nice to have him here, I do really miss him when he's at Uni (he's my boy, Mum's boy).

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Swimmingly Summer!!!

DH asked me a make him a card for a friend, so I made him choose what he wanted. I followed the sketch at Mojo Monday, image is Phindy's Place "Quiet Afternoon" coloured with my copics, DP is K & Co "Classic K Margo" and Memory Keepers "Tiffanys", buttons and brads (which I sanded to take shine away) are BG, cord and rub ons are from my stash, sentiment is SU. I also completed this for the following Challenges:
Delightful Sketches - Its all about summer (swans, water, parks = summer)

Enjoy your weekend.

Friday, June 25, 2010

Sparkle Sparkle!!!

Phew, what a crazy week it has been, work in their wisdom have decided to give me way more work than there is hours in my day, so the pressures on but my days are flying by. Finally me time - followed a sketch over at Sketch and Stash Challenges, and used my pearl strip and that white sparkly fluffy strip which is stash I have had forever. This image is a digi from Sketching Stamper, I have coloured her with my copics and added stickles diamond and waterfall for some sparkle. Dp is Kaisercraft "Christmas Spirit" seems at the moment that I can't get enough of the Kaisercraft papers, these are some I have had since last christmas. I added buttons, brads, handmade my flowers and transparencies over the squares (which are hard to see), used my Martha Stewart punch and pink and green stitched ribbon. I also stickled the buttons, brads, sentiment and flower. I am also entering this in the following Challenges:
Fabs Big Christmas - stitched ribbon and/or toppers (if you look carefully you can see my pink and green stitched ribbon behind image)
One Stitch at a Time - two of anything on a card (my two buttons)
Christmas Card Challenges - recipe (I followed it 3dp, 2 buttons, 1 ribbon, transparency)
Bee Crafty Downloads - Pink and Girly (well, no male will get this for christmas!!!)

Thats all from me, after sport tomorrow (for the kids) hopefully the day will be mine mawh mawh mawhhh

Monday, June 21, 2010

It's My Lucky Night!!!

Ok, that is not how it sounds...simmer down DH LOL. I had a work seminar tonight and walked away with one of the spot prizes - a cellphone which will be perfect for DD christmas pressie. Then I was in the blogging world and discovered I made the top 3 over at Mad for Markers, so thanks guys, much appreciated, you have made my night.

Soda Pop!!!

Evening everyone, spent a bit of time today following this sketch from Digi Doodles, I used a Sassy Cheryls Digi image and coloured her with my copics. Dp is My Minds Eye "Ooh La La", I handmade my flowers with my new Nellie punches, added a few brads some pearls and lightly distressed my edges, sentiment is from Kiwi Stamping. I am also entering the following Challenges:
Sassy Cheryls - Make your own flowers (did that)
Charisma Cardz - All about bling (there a bit of bling on there)

Thats all from me, back to work tomorrow.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Going Goth!!!

Colour Create has a great Challenge on at the moment - white with two colours and an inspirational pic of Johnny Depp (come to Mama) as the Mad Hatter. I used this Goth image from Tiddly Inks and coloured her with my copics. In line with the challenge I chose reds and blacks as my two colours, used flowers, a bow, spiderweb like ribbons, brads, a few staples and a little bling on her dress. My DP is Kaisercraft Shaken not Stirred. I am also entering the following challenges:
Burtonesque Dolls - Creepy Birthday Card (I think it is a little creepy)
Crazy for Challenges - Paper Flowers (my two on the left qualify, thank goodness for premade flowers)

So thats all from me..Enjoy your evening.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Gone Fishing!!!

Evening all, I used the sketch over at Friday Sketchers for this card - turned the sketch on its side to make it work for me. Image is a Meljens freebie I coloured with my copics, I also coloured my fish charm with copics, DP is my new Kaisercraft "Rewind", border is a Nellie, brads and string are from my stash, added a little stickles to the flowers and I was done. I also created this for the following challenges:
Meljens - Fibres, ribbon or lace (I used black stringy stuff)
Stamp Something - Something Summer (nothing like fishing in the summertime)
Simple Doodles - Fun in the Sun (my little cat with his fishing pole is perfect)

Thats all from me, movie time at our house is calling!

Thursday, June 17, 2010


My fingers have finally returned to normal after attaching all those pearls one by one (who thought up that stupid idea, Denise). I used the sketch over at Card Patterns Challenge, digi is Karens Doodles "Cat and Mouse" coloured with my copics, dp is BG Green at Heart, Text is from Sentimental Sundays, I used my Wild Orchid flowers, Nellie leaf Punch, spellbinders for my flourish and cuttlebugged the printed DP, pearls were from a stash given to me by the Bride (remember the wedding earlier in the year). I am also entering this in the following challenges:
OLLCB - Flourishes and Pearls (yup, thats 107 pearls on my card - how did that happen I hate odd numbers!!!)
Shabby Tea Room - Summer Fun (whats more fun in the sun than a cat about to get a summer snack)
Karens Doodles US Challenge - Summertime (sunshine, cat and mouse best friends - yeah right)
Bunny Zoe Crafts - Nice and Girly (theres enough pearls, sparkle and pink to light up half of New Zealand)

Still not feeling 100% but no work tomorrow and a day creating should cure Zak comes home tonight, the littlies have made him welcome home cards.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Fun to Share!!!

I'm on a cardmaking roll...maybe being ill gives me mojo!!! Finished this card yesterday, but ran out of time to blog it for you all. Anyway this is a sketch from One Stop Craft Challenge - had to turn it sideways to make it work (yup, thats me, always gotta be awkward). I used this little cutie from Mo's Digital Pencil (I am loving her images at the moment), I coloured these guys with my copics as usual, the DP is BG Lime Rickey as are the buttons and brads. I lightly distressed the edges and handmade the sentiment myself (I am just so clever, sometimes I amaze myself), used nesties and a SU punch to finish. I also created this for:
Allsorts Challenge - Buttons (I used four BG Lime Rickey buttons)
Our Creative Corner - Gotcha Cornered (normally my corners are blank so spruced them up with these corners and brads)
Just Us Girls - Digi Image (way to go Mo)
Pile It On - Summer Showers (my little guy has "showers" of dripping ice cream)
Cupcake Craft Challenge - One for the Boys (this is perfect for some little guy)

Thats all from me, I need to rest my weary fingers from the card I just finished...but you have to wait till tomorrow for that!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Let Me Be Your Hero!!!

I am starting to get a feel for these male cards (I am following the KISS philosophy -keep it simple stupid). Over at Tickled Pink they had a sketch which I followed, my image is from Mo's Digital Pencil coloured with my beloved copics, DP is a half sheet of Kaisercraft "Superhero" I found that came from who knows where. Brads, button are random from my stash, sentiment is from Scrapping Sisters. I am also entering this in the following:
Stamp with Fun - Fairytale (superheros are sort of a fairytale...aren't they)
Magical Crafts - Male card (my superhero fits perfectly)

Must fly, cooking chicken and baked potatoes for tea (have I mentioned how much I love winter food)...oh and Grandma turned up with chocolate mousse because her dinner guest cancelled (what a shame, but lucky for me;0)

Monday, June 14, 2010

Christmas in June!!!

Still at home and feeling completely sorry for myself. This image may look familiar...I coloured it a week or so back, but got carried away and coloured grass and we all know there is no grass at the North Pole, so I cut out the grass, but it didn't fit with the card. Amazingly I didn't scrunch it like I usually do when I make a boo boo and today I decided to put it to good use. I followed The Corrosive Challenge Blog sketch and used this Chrissy Armstrong image from Whimsy Stamps. DP is Kaisercraft "Christmas Carnival", I added a few button, stickles and the quote I found on the internet. I am also entering this in:
Christmas Card Challenges - use scraps (I went white for my card because I have heaps of white scraps, and most of the DP was scraps from other cards)
One Stitch at a Time - Celebrations (christmas a wonderful time to celebrate)
Fab's Big Christmas Card Challenge - no brads, no ribbon and a little birdie (found it hard not to use brads, I love em, I think the bird on the letterbox fits)
Secret Crafter Saturday - include a quote (my internet sourced quote - at christmas sometimes this is how I feel)

So thats it from me, CSI is calling, have a great night.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Going Mad!!!

I have had the flu all week, and the kids are starting to go stir crazy as we haven't done anything. Trace took The Wahs for a sleepover and Neeky made crocodile tears and then became my shadow - which is hard to do when I hardly move from the couch. Anyway long story short I decided to do a quick project with Neeky and a challenge at the same time.
Over at Mad for markers the Challenge is to colour on something other than paper. So I got out the poly shrink, now polyshrink and copics are a bit of a problem as you normally use stazon to stamp the image (we all know stazon and copics equals big mess) anything else tends to bleed. So I studied a few places on the net (sorry guys, can't remember where I went), and decided to stamp the image on white paper and place polyshrink over the top and colour. When we finished colouring I stamped very carefully over the image with memento ink (its all I use) then we shrunk with our heat gun.
This is my image - a Sarah Kay cutie, colured with copics (very quickly), photo shows the size difference from before and after I shrunk it.
Neeky chose a giraffe from Hero Arts I think (leave me alone, its the flu, it messes with whatever memory I have left) and my favouorite that she did is the Rachel Anne Millar stamp that we did in a patterned circle (we put the polyshrink through the cuttlebug). The giraffe now stands about 1cm high and the RAM is about 2.5cm across.
NB you really don't want to make them too poor girls arm just fell off!!!