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Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Tickled pink monthly challenge

I have to say a huge thank you to Lindsey for her expert advice on how to overcome my red copic problems!  I used the red copic and then a red prismacolor pencil for the shading and not a bit of colour run!
I have used the Lil Lolita Lylah digi for this card and have coloured her in with a mix of copics and prismacolor pencils. When I finished this card I was not sure on the colour of her dress, but then I thought that she looks like a real Aussie girl with her green and gold dress celebrating Christmas. 
I have used a sparkly backing paper and the dp is called tradition and gave it a little distressing around the edges. I also used some lace on the middle and some ribbon. I used my new snowflake punch and added a little bling to the middle.
I hope you like my Aussie Lylah! Have a good day everyone!

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Christmas with tilda

Well I must say that I have had a fantastic weekend! Went to the Craft Fest in Melbourne and had a ball buying up a storm, some copics to add to my collection, some Christmas papers and other bits and pieces. I did this card with my new tilda, not sure what it is called though! I have coloured it with copic markers and have found that I can use the greens ok but am having lots of trouble with the reds! Does anybody have any good combination of reds?? I am using r20, r22, r24, and r29 but they don't combine as well for me as the greens that I have....any suggestions would be fantastic! I have also used the magnolia noel stamp for her to sit on. I also used a sticker from my stash with a Christmas bauble.
I have done this card to enter into:
Hope you have had a good weekend too!

 

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Baby's 1st Christmas

  We have another lovely spring day here and I have enjoyed it to the full! Took the dog for a long walk this morning and this afternoon helped hubby in the garden. And now for some relaxing card making!
I made this card for http://scrapbookboutiquenews.blogspot.com/ that is wanting you to use
Colours Pink, Brown and White....( love these cakes!)
I have used a LOTV stamp and coloured it with my new copic's. I think I may need a bit more practice with them but I am having fun learning! I have used glitter on the hat and pom pom and cut it out and put it on foam  dots. I did the saying on the computer.
Hope you are having a great weekend!
 

Saturday, October 2, 2010

A fairy Christmas.....

Hope you are enjoying your weekend! We are having a beautiful spring day, the sky is blue and bright!
I love this digi image that I got from mo manning, she is so sweet! I have made this to start my Christmas card collection as the lady's at work have already been asking if I will have any.

I have coloured her with prismacolor pencils and added glitter to the leaves, snow globe and her ruffle. I used a LOTV stamp for the sentiments, I just love these! I ordered them from England and will be using them heaps! I used another one for the inside circle that was cut with the nesties and also put it through the embossing folder so that it may look like snow....
I would like to enter this into the following:
Hope you have a lovely weekend!

Monday, September 20, 2010

Teddy bears picnic!

This card has another free digi image using the distressed inks to colour her in. Lindsey asked me what paper you use and after lots of trial and error (lots of error) I have found that just plain white card is the best to use, don't use watercolour paper as the ink will run! When I started to use these inks I did a google search on how to colour with distressed inks and found lots of sites that helped. 
I would like to put this card into the following:
Well I have had a long weekend of card making, but now it is back to work for me.
Have a good week everyone!

Sunday, September 19, 2010

30's Lylah

Happy Sunday!
I have had a fantastic weekend of card making! I have learnt new techniques for my digi images too! I found a fantastic site

http://www.makeitcrafty.com.au/card-making/products/Girls-Messy-Bedroom-digi-stamp.html that shows you how to use your digi images in ms word and although I am sure lots of people already know this I didn't and can now use my images in many different ways. Thank's Zoe for a great tutorial. I have got 1 memory stick full of images that I guard with my life and can now get a lot more use out of. This one is from http://www.tickledpinkstamps.com.au/ and I love to colour them up. 

I made this card for the http://lillolitaboutique.blogspot.com/ that is asking for the use of buttons.
I have again used the distressed inks to colour my Lylah  in and used Zoe's techniques to make her the way I wanted her.  I have used a lot of green for this card and not sure if it all goes too well but..... 
I cut out a label using the big shot and stamped the Birthday wishes and added some green gems.
Hope you are all having a crafty weekend too!

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Wedding card

I have made my first wedding card for the http://fabnfunkychallenges.blogspot.com/ challenge. You need to be inspired by this magnificent cake....how would you slice this up I wonder?? Well this is the card I have made for this challenge:
I used a free digi image and coloured it with prismacolor pencils and added some sparkle to her sash. I then cut her out and put her on foam dots. I made a bow with the bow easy and added some small red rose flowers and a congratulations sticker.
Hope you have a good weekend!

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Cupcake Craft Challenge


http://cupcakecraftchallenges.blogspot.com/
This is the sketch this week for the cupcake craft challenge that I have done this card for.
I have used a image that I got on the colouring page of a bratz and I think she has come up pretty good!
I have used distressed inks to colour her and this is the first card I have used them on, and I am pleased with the results, and will be using them alot more!
I used my new large scallop circle sizzix from stampin up and some small corner pieces from my stash along with some gold ribbon. 
Hope you are having a great day!

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Music to my ears!

I have made this card for the http://lillolitaboutique.blogspot.com/ challenge that is requiring sheet music.
Well I did not have any sheet music paper so I have printed some off the internet and am very happy with how it has come out, better than I expected. I have also used some chipboard music notes that I have embossed with glitter, along with some cream lace that I hope gives a sort of antique look to this card. I went around the square of sheet music with some Antique Linen distress ink and put a little glitter to the rose on her dress. I have used the Lil Lolita 20's Evie digi and coloured her with prismacolor pencils.
I have to thank Trexxie for her fantastic advice for my photo problems! I took your advice and I think that this is the best photo I have taken! Thank you again!
I would also like to enter this into the following:
Hope you have a good weekend!

 

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Music makes the world go round!

Sorry about the quality of my photo's but I really am struggling to get a good photo of my cards! I have no idea what I am doing wrong, but I just can't get a good one no matter what I do!
This is the card I have made for http://kennykkraftygirlzchallenges.blogspot.com/ Swirls and pearls.
 I have used a digi called Dixie Daisy and coloured her with Prismacolor pencils. I have used some bing for the swirls and some pretty purple pearls in the corners.
I made this card for my daughters friend Vanessa who turns 14 this week and she just loves to play the piano! Hope she likes the card.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Fuzzy Wuzzy Challenge


Well what a totally crap weekend we have had weather wise, but on a brighter note, I have done lots of crafting! This is the card I have done for the http://thefuzzywuzzychallenges.blogspot.com/
and I have used the super cute Hansel with Flowers digi. I have used Prismacolour pencils and I think that I have got all the required colours into this card. 
Hope you like my card.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Girlie card for Lil Lolita

The weather in Melbourne today is quite strange to say the least! We have constant drizzling rain, strong winds and yet it is not cold outside even thought you would swear it was a winters day! Well at least it is perfect craft weather!
I have made this card for the Lil Lolita Boutique Challenge.
I have used Ivy for my image and coloured her with prismacolour pencils. I have used two papers from my stash and some flowers that I got from the craft show. I used the small tag and inked it up with pink ink and used a small happy birthday sticker and some small pink pearls for the corners.
I am happy with the way this has come out!
I would also like to enter this into:
Hope you are enjoying your weekend!

Lil Lolita Boutique Challenge #13

Lil Lolita Boutique Challenge #13

Lil Lolita Boutique Challenge #13

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Make it crafty challenge!




Dont forget to pop over to the make it crafty site to have a chance at the candy up for grabs as well as the fantastic new challenge FIRST CHALLENGE this time NEXT WEDNESDAY!! Mark your calendars!!

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Brand new challange blog!!

Beginning September 3rd!
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It's going to be SUPER-FUN!!

Here's the direct  quote from their new spot!

The countdown is ON .... only days to go until our first ever Fuzzy Wuzzy Challenge!

And to kick things off in the most exciting way possible, we have a gift or two to share with you!!

Thats right, we are so excited about our new challenge, we are having a candy... and WHOA! What a candy it is too!!

Up for grabs is:

*$30 (AUD) gift voucher from
Kellie is taking a short recess,
but you can still window shop NOW!!
Tickled Pink Stamps

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*Two digital stamps of your choice and an unmounted Hansel rubber stamp from The Stamping Bazaar
The Stampin Bazaar


*$15 (AUD) digi stamp gift voucher from Make It Crafty



*One Popcorn Bear set - Golfing Popcorn
*One TGF Marlene Stamp




Monday, August 30, 2010

Happy Fathers Day!!

This is my fathers day card that I want to put into a few challenges.
I have used a digi image that is so appropriate for my husband! (The card is from my two girls!)
I have coloured this again with pencils and used some free papers that I got from a magazine.
I used a the computer to print out the saying.
I would like to enter this into:
Well I hope that Robert enjoys his Fathers day this Sunday!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Romany's 18th Birthday

This is the card that I have made for my niece Romany who turns 18 soon. I have used a Kenny K girl for my card and have put some bling to her! I coloured her in water colour pencils and have added some sparkly edges to the sides of the paper.
Well I hope Romany likes her card!
I would like to enter this into:


Saturday, August 14, 2010

Love this blue!

Well I hope your Saturday is not as windy as it is here in Melbourne! Have been up at 6 am on a Saturday because of such bad winds and noise! Not good!
I have made this card with blue c/s and I love this colour!
I have used a Mo Manning stamp and she is just soo cute! Every time I look at this card I think of my daughter Tasma!
I have coloured her with watercoloured pencils and have used su papers. I used some lace from the last craft show as well as the string of pearls, and the flower is petaloo. The greeting is a sticker that I have coloured with blue peel-off markers. I added some small green pearls to the corners and a bit of glitter to the top of the lace.
I have entered this into:



Wednesday, August 11, 2010

You Rock.....

Another month and another new challenge at http://tickledpinkstampmonthlychallenges.blogspot.com/

This is the sketch that Kellie has put together this month and I was a little worried about the circle bit, but I have come up with this....
I have used the 50's Lil lolita digi that I purchased last weekend in that fantastic offer and I got a few more too, and can't wait to colour them in! I have used Primacolor pencils and have used some paper from my minds eye. The tasle ribbon is from tickle pink stamps and the flower is from my stash. I have used my large circle nestabilities for the bottom and the words are done on the computer. I have added 3 small white pearls for a little bling and some stickles on her skirt.
I would like to enter this card into these challenges:
Hope you like my card.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Teddy delight!

This is my very first attempt at an easel card and I must say that I am very happy with the result!
I have seen so many made but only did this when I saw a Tutorial on http://www.youngstamper.blogspot.com/
and thought that I would give it a go. Thanks for the help Kristy!
I would like to enter this card into:
http://fabnfunkychallenges.blogspot.com/    Spotty, dotty and stretchy stripes
I have used a free digi image and used prismacolors to coulour her in. My papers are from fiskars, ala mode and some others that I am not sure of. I have used the Labels eleven nestabilities for the bottom and a ribbon that I got from tickled pink stamps. Buttons are from the local craft shop.
Hope you like my card!

 

Friday, August 6, 2010

Tea anyone???

This card was made for the very first Scrapbook Boutique Challenge that is after

Blue & Yellow in the card! ( cute ducks!)
http://scrapbookboutiquenews.blogspot.com/2010/08/our-very-first-challenge.html
I have used a teapot that was a free digi and coloured it with watercolour pencils. I have used some yellow flowers that I got at the last craft show and also another of these fantastic tags from the newsagents. I just stamped the happy birthday on and did some white doodles around the edge, a little hard to see in the photo. I have used paper chic paper which is a fantastic shade of blue.
Hope you like my card!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Princess perfect....

This is my attempt at a princess card. I have used a magnolia stamp for my princess, 
used lots of glittery stuff to make her glitter a little, and used some tiny pearls on her crown as well as some mod podge on her shoes to make them shine. I have used some lace that I got from the last show and some princess ribbon and a flower that I think that I got from bizzy becs, but cant be sure on that! I also got these fantastic tags from my local newsagent a whole bunch of them.....bargin!
I would like to enter this into:
Hope you have a good day!

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Buttons 'N' Bows

Well I think that this card fit's the bill for the Buttons'n' Bows challenge.
I have used a stamp from bizzy becs called 'hippy girl jewels' and have coloured her with my prismacolor pencils. I got the bow off of a present at some stage and the buttons are from the local craft store.
I would like to put this into the following;
Enjoy!

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Let it snow!!!

Well it feel's cold enough here in Melbourne to Snow anyway!! But I guess that we really have it easy with winters in Australia compared to you guys in England and America. Wow I can't believe the photo's that I have seen on your blogs and all that snow!!
Sooo here is my card that I have done for various Christmas in July challenges....
Sorry that the photo is a bit yuk, but it was the best I could do!
I have used a FernGully stamp called "snowman" for this card and I have used my very new Prismacolor pencils that I got from the stitch and craft show on the week end....luv them!
I have also used two snow flakes that I also got at the show called "new fallen snow"....very cute.
I have used sticker boarders at the top and bottom and some coloured ribbon from my stash.
I would like to enter this into 
Hope you like!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Sweet Pussy Cat...

I just love this digi that I have used for this card! He or she is sooo sweet!
I am going to enter this into the http://cupcakecraftchallenges.blogspot.com/ that wants the use of a cat or dog...
http://papertakeweekly.blogspot.com/ for anything cute! Well this is cute!
Hope you like my card!

Monday, July 19, 2010

And Bingo was his name o!!

This is the card that I created for the http://crafts4eternity.blogspot.com/

R#42
1. Use the sketch
2. Use the colours Coffee & Cream
3. Add a Bingo card
I have used the free bingo card that I downloaded and also used a digi image. I think this little critter did hit his bingo with this idea!!
I have used some lace and a button with "made with t.l.c" and he sure seems to be doing that.
I would also like to put this card into the http://alphabetchallengeblog.blogspot.com/2010/07/l-for-lace.html
that is wanting the use of lace.
Hope you like my card.

Monday, July 12, 2010

All a flutter....

I have made this birthday card to enter into some challenges:
I have used a penny black stamp that is soo cute! I also used some some glitter on all the flowers to give it lots of sparkle!! I also used some new lace that I got on the weekend at spotlight, nice! I also got the papers.
I think this would make a lovely girls card.
Have a nice day!



Saturday, July 10, 2010

Anyone For Anya?



This card I made for my daughters 14th birthday in August, so hope she does not see it! She loves the colour blue so that is what I used. I think it is very girlie card and suits her! I got this Anya stamp from my sister (thanks Carol!) and used pencils to colour her in. I think that the blue spotty paper is from su but not sure on that. I love the heart at the bottom with the ribbon through it.
Hope  you have a good day!

All you need is love......

Ok, so it is again time for the http://tickledpinkstampmonthlychallenges.blogspot.com/ and the sketch is

My card this month is using a magnolia stamp and I thought that the papers made it a little dark, but it has grown on me.

Hope you like my card!

Monday, July 5, 2010

Purple is cute!

This purple bear card is going into a few challenges that I have seen.....
http://365cards.blogspot.com/....shades of purple
http://sweetstampinchallengeblog.blogspot.com/....pearls and pins
http://quirkycrafts.blogspot.com/2010/06/challenge-31-27th-june-ribbons.html.....ribbons
http://incywincydesigns.blogspot.com/....things with wings
http://glitterbabeschallenge.blogspot.com/.....make it sparkle

I have used a digi image but can't remember where I got it from and coloured it with pencils. I have used lots of shades of purple in the papers, ribbon and flower as well as the pearls. I have used a yellow pin in the flower. And I have made it sparkle with stickles on the wings!!
Hope you like my card.

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Robot card

This card is for the http://charismacardz.blogspot.com/ challenge which wants us to use Metal in the cards.....Well this is what I have come up with.....
I have used a robot from the Kaisercraft paper range called k-bots that you cut out.....rather cool! I also embossed a piece of foil in the swiss dots cuttlebug folder and wrapped it around a piece of card....have never done this before and hope it looks ok. The other papers I have used are from my stash and I stamped a celebrate and inked the edges. 
I think my nephew who is turning 4 next year will love this card!
Hope you do too!

Friday, July 2, 2010

My green thank you card!

This card I made for my mum as a thank you card. I recently had my eyes done so that I could see without glasses or contacts and my mum came and helped my husband look after me when I had no idea what I was doing! Then when I saw the challenge at http://citycrafter.blogspot.com/2010/06/cccb-week-11-shades-of-green.html for a green card, well I thought that this would be perfect....
I used a stamp that I had not used before but have had for a long time, I think it is a Kaiser stamp, and I coloured it with water coloured pencils and used some stickles on the flower at the top. The various green paper have come from all over the place, never kept track of that and the bow is made with the bow easy.
My mum was happy with the card, hope you like it too!

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Time for a new challenge!

This is the sketch at http://donnasdenofcrafts.blogspot.com/

and the card that I came up with is.......
This stamp is Angelica's heart socks that I got from http://tickledpinkstamps.blogspot.com/ a fantastic place to shop!! I have coloured her in watercolour pencils and used ink around the edge of the circle and a white paper doily under it.  I am in love with stripes at the moment and cant seem to get enough of the papers!
I would also like to enter this into http://sewmanychallenges.com/ as it is anything goes!!!
Hope you have a good night!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

I love butterflies!!!

                                                                    



      I love this penny black image with the butterfly and I think that the papers suit it! I have used a heart doily that I love and the image is coloured with watercoloure pencils. I would like to enter this card into a few challenges
Hope you have a good day!

Monday, June 14, 2010

Strawberry fields!!!

I have made a card that has strawberry's in it to put into two challenges,
http://crafts4eternity.blogspot.com/ and
 http://doodlepalace.blogspot.com/ and
http://allsortschallenge.blogspot.com/ which wants lace/or buttons
.
Crafts 4 eternity has put up RECIPE #37
1. Use the sketch
2. Include some strawberries
3. Add some lace


And the theme for Doodle place is BERRY SWEET!!!
I think that my card fits into all these challenges. 
Hope you like my strawberry card!

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Sweet Stampin Challenge

This card is for http://sweetstampinchallengeblog.blogspot.com/ where you need to do some kind of Doodling on your creation! 
I have used a stamp that I have had for a while but have not used until now....it is called "Girl at Beach".
I have used watercoloured pencils to coulour her in and have doodled around the edge of the shape. I have used raffia for a bow and on the button....I think that this is a sweet image.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Tickled pink challenge #2


http://tickledpinkstampmonthlychallenges.blogspot.com/2010/06/tickled-pink-stamps-sketch-and-bookmark.html
This is the scetch for the tickled pink stamp monthly challenge #2......and this is the card and bookmark that I have made for it:
For my card I have used the c.c designs sweet kiki la rue stamp available from tickled pink stamps and as for the bookmark,....well I went a little different with mine. I saw this on a web site that I visit, sorry don't remember where, and thought that it was a great idea! I have used 3 different papers and only know that one was from stampin up but that's about it! I have used the fiskars boarder on the bottom and middle.
Hope you like my creations!