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)