31 October 2010

Again, it's been a while

I've been finding it so hard to make time to do much as far as scrapping or cards go for the past few months. I have made these ones for a couple of challenges.

This first one is for the Totally Tilda Challenge and the theme is 'pink with pearls'

This next card is for a sketch at Tickled Pink Stamps. I got top 5 in this one last month with my cute Edwin sailor card. The image on this card is my other favourite Magnolia stamp. It's so cute.

Seeing as there's only one more day til November, I'm thinking that I need to start on some Christmas cards.

12 September 2010

New faves

It’s been a little while but I’ve been out of action as far as crafting the past few months.

I have still been collecting goodies though :) One of my fave stamps at the moment are Greeting Farm Creeper Crew. I’ve been collecting these cuties and I think I’ve got them all now – just need to ink the up….eventually.

The card is for the Mad for Markers blog which is pink colouring, I didn’t get the pic taken in time today before it clouded over so will try and replace it during the week. This Creeper is called Tuesday.

This one is from the Greeting Farm Sweet and Toxic set. Cute hey!! Next weekend I will try and use the other stamp from the set.
This image is a digi Greeting Farm stamp and the card was made for Jords 15th birthday last month. A little ranga for my little ranga :)

I put this page together today too. Seems like ages again but these are some pics I took a few months ago.

Here’s a couple of Magnolia stamps for some challenges. This first one has what I think is the cutest Edwin stamp ever and it’s for the Tickled Pink Stamps monthly challenge.

My last one is for the Just Magnolia challenge blog. She is so cute too, lookin like a cowgirl.

Enjoy your week.

12 July 2010


A very quick post cause I wanted to get this ATC up before it closes.
It's a swap for Mad for Markers. Decided to play along cause I haven't made one for ages and I haven't been in a swap for ages either. They're great fun to make and they are also a perfect size to use on gatefold cards.
My card I have made here is for the Kenny K challenge, it's the first one the theme is pastel. I have used a dark brown cardstock but I've done the image in pastels. Her name is Rock Chic and she's from the Glam Gang. I love all of the Glam Gang images and have coloured a few so far but not done anything with them yet.

The sentiment stamp and die cut is from Papertrey Ink and I want to thank Tammy for organising the order. The thank's is a bit belated but I haven't been able to get on here lately and spent all of the past few days in bed sick. Stupid colds.

Hope you all enjoy your week.

19 June 2010

Last weeks efforts

Here's a couple of pages that I worked on last weekend. More photos of family on the tractor. This first one is of my brothers.
....and this one's of myself and my sisters.
Looking at this page and over the cards I've made the last couple of weeks I have realised that no matter how many flowers (hmmm...and that would be thousands) that I have I more than often seem to use the Prima hydrangeas.

13 June 2010

Happy Long Weekend

...I'm sure that's not something you would normally say, but I don't care. I'm happy it's a long weekend :)

I had a plan of spending it all in my craft room. That idea fizzed out yesterday when I walked in there and realised what a pig sty it was. A few hours of cleaning later and I finally got to sit down and get bizzy.

I still have to clean up my stamps. I used to have them so organised. Folders for different ones. My stamps mounted on ezy mount are stored in CD containers in a disc holder. The prob is now tho that there are so many different types that I don't know how to organise them. My wooden ones are on a shelf, then I have a few different types of storage folders for others and then piles of loose ones I just chuck in a box. I will be after a sentiment or a flourish and then hunt through them all and half the time I end up throwing all of them in a box. They're a mess and not sure what to do with them.

So far this weekend I've done a couple of challenges. I've decided that I must love these images cause I rarely use the same ones twice in a row, sometimes never again. These cuties will def. be getting a bit of a workout.

This first one is for the Burtonesque Dolls challenge. I've been watching this blog for the past few weeks and this one peeked my interest as soon as I saw it. Helps haveing the beautiful Lilith as inspiration too!! With this challenge your design had to be inspired by Sweeny Todd. I got my inspiration from the first pic on the blog and used the colour theme. You also had to use decorative scissors or a distress tool. I used a sanding block on my cardstock.

This next one is for the Lil Lolita Challenge Blog and the theme they have is Anything Goes. How easy!!

08 June 2010

Take two..

that's how I feel with a couple of these cards. Two of the images I had to colour from scratch after cutting them out and this first card has been salvaged and extra flowers added to cover my mistake.

So, it's been 4 weeks since I gave up smoking. Yay me :) but the problem is I don't have an excuse to leave my craft room anymore. I used to pop out and have a coffee with a smoke whenever I needed a nicotine hit. Well since I gave them up I've sort of started taking my coffee into my craft room with me. Big mistake, yeah. A full cup right over the middle of my craft table, over the card I'd spent 2 hours making and over a pile of coloured images.

This first card is of Lilith, she's one of the Lil Lolita stamps from Tickled Pink. This is the card I tried to salvage by covering up with flowers and cutting around the ruined paper. Heaps of people know I'm not a fan of purple but I think it really suits her.

This is Willow, another Lil Lolita stamp. LOL, I just noticed I haven't coloured her eyelids. Whoops, will have to fix that.

....and another one, this time Evie. So cute. Out cats name is Eevee and recently I moved my desk around and right above the hutch is one of the central heating vents - she's moved there. Permanently perched on the top of my desk. The only time I see her moving about now is to go to her food. How cute is this stamp!!!!

The image on this card is Kraftin Kimmie stamp and she's called Perfect Poison. I fell in love with this one as soon as I saw her.

Finally this is a digi image from Tiddly Inks. The sentiment says 'not ur average princess'. I saw this saying on a card on a blog I looked at last week but don't know who's it was. Cute but, I will definitely use it again.

So did I learn my lesson. I'd like to say yes, but then last night as I'm at my table making this last card, I couldn't help myself. I had to have coffee.

02 June 2010

Three challenges

Well it was supposed to be 3 but I've just come on to upload and seen that Simon Says Challenge has already finished. My bad...I finished the cards on the weekend and was too lazy to upload Sunday night.
So the Simon Says Challenge was to use pink with green and brown...not a fave colour combo, the pink and brown - nice - but with green!!
Tickled Pink Stamps is a sketch which I've followed and made a gatefold card. I got my first lot of Lil Lolita stamps yesterday and they are even yummier than they look on here.
Oh Alice challenge this week is to use swirls so I just used a cuttlebug folder and stickles for the swirlies :)

Look at this ones poor cheeks!! For some reason in the pic it looks like a couple of white dots have joined together.

Excuse my photography, awful to take pics of a night.

Enjoy the rest of the week.

23 May 2010

Some scrap pages :)

and a couple of challenges. Finally got a couple of pages done and am really happy with how they turned out. This first page is the first of many that will feature pics of one of my family on the old tractor. Seeing as we took about 300 photos between us, there are definitely going to be more. I love this picture of Jord.

My nephew Sam and a few of his 'tractor'pics.

My entry in this weeks Simon Says challenge. Criteria was to make a tent card and us a charm. I glued the charm to her hand so she's holding a bunch of flowers.

How cute is the pirate Tilda!!

This card is for the Bizzy Becs competition. Criteria for this is to have purchased something from Bec this month, and use bling.
I had an extra day off this weekend and still didn't get everything done that I wanted to. Perhaps I should have got up early this morning instead of stayin in bed reading til 10.30.

09 May 2010

An afternoon of colouring and cards

Hope everyone had a lovely weekend and a spoilt mothers day. This is what I spent my afternoon doing

These first 3 cards are using images fromBugaboo Stamps. Here's a couple of cards using 2 of the Skelekinz images.

This one is for the catch the bug challenge blog. The criteria for this challenge was to use flowers.

These next ones are Tiddly Inks images. I have coloured another one of the Gothic images in but ran out of time. Maybe during the week.

I have some of this stuff and would love some hints on how to use it. What tool do you use to apply it or do you just use a paint brush.
Very happy to have some of my cards on the Victoria Case blog :) I have a couple more Victoria Case images all coloured and ready to go, will try to get these on some cards this week too.

07 May 2010

Loving digi stamps

Love the instant gratification with buying a digi stamp. I've got some really gorgeous ones to try and ink up this weekend. Here's the first couple.

This one is Catgirl from Tiddly Inks, she's one of the Gothic images. I love all the Gothic ones and had to get them all :)

This next card I've done for this weeks challenge at Oh,Alice! I've just made it in time but I had today off so this card was part of my plans. It's a Mo's digi and the challenge at Oh,Alice! this week was to make something for a child. I had trouble getting the colours right in my pic and didn't want to muck about too much cause the Stickles was still wet, so I've put a close up here that came out better.

My Copic E00 ran out today. Was majorly pee'd, it's my main skin colour. I've only used it to colour about 14 images and it's already dry as. Lid has been securely on and stored the same as all the other colors. Am hoping with them being $10.50 a pen that they would last longer than that. Am also having trouble with my E53. When I used it on images I've printed from the printer, my image gets a red tinge, like the black ink is bleeding. It doesn't happen with any of the other colours, just this one. Weird!!!!

02 May 2010

Tiddly Inks Challenge

On a roll now!!

Thought I'd try a challenge cause I haven't done one in ages.

Found these cute digis when I was wandering around the net today. I've got a Tiddly Inks stamp but it's rubber and I got it from Bella. I'm not sure if it's the same company or not. If anyone knows can you leave me a comment - just curious :)
I see I've left a nice thumbprint on the acetate.

01 May 2010

A new addiction

So it's been a long time, hey!!

I've been wanting to update for ages but haven't had any mojo for what seems like forever. Over the past couple of weeks, I've had about 20 people ask me what's going on with my blog. So I am going to try and keep it updated more often.

Mojos been missing for about 5 months now and no matter what I've been trying it just doesn't want to come back. I've got a pile of pages that I've started on only to have them go to the 'I need to think about it'pile.

I have managed to complete two of my Bakers Dozen calico pages. I can't show them completely but I have posted some sneaky peakies of them on the Bakers Dozen 2010 blog.

My new addiction...Copics. I've spent the past few weeks learning how to use these - thank you You Tube. I'm still struggling with them a little - I need to practice colouring in the lines :)

I've finally felt confident enough with the colouring to make some cards with them.

This is Sassy Alice and one of the images I've got from Sassy Studio Designs.

This one is from Mo's Digital Pencil.

The following few cards have images from Victoria Case, I so love some of the gorgeous lady stamps Victoria has. Just a warning though that I've put a cheeky sentiment on the last card and may be found a little offensive for some :)

......the inside

A couple with Greeting Farm stamps.

A frame with Jenni Bowlin butterflies that I made for a gift.

A few pics of a day at my dads. There's an old tractor up the back of his house and we thought it would be perfect for some pics. The first is myself and my brothers and sisters. The second

is my boy Jordan (and depending of what's taking his fancy on the day)
aka Jordo
aka JB
aka Jord
and now has decided he wants to be known as Jordie