Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Crikey i have been a bit slack!

I cant believe I havnt blogged since August! - Well actually I can believe it ive just been so busy with my schooling, the kids and their school, birthdays etc etc. Its been a very hectic few months but hopefully its now started to settle a little, although now of course christmas and holidays are coming and now that ive completed my cert 3 in children's services I will be starting a part time job at my daughters daycare centre next wednesday so its busy but very exciting for me.

As a result of being just "slightly" busy over the last few months i havnt really had a chance to be crafty, of course that hasnt stopped me from buying cardmaking mags and oo'ing and ah'ing over all the lovely cards in them and thinking im going to do that when i have time lol. In saying that though I did surprise myself one weekend a few weeks ago by making 4 cards in 2 days! Now for some of you might think yeh thats what i do lol - but for me thats a fair effort to say the least at the moment so i was pretty stoked with myself and with how all 4 cards turned out! I got alot of lovely comments from the birthday girls and boy and some very encourgaing comments from other friends who have seen them. Anyway enough baffling from me the reason your here is to see cards!

The first card i made was for my gorgeous niece Emma who turned 9. I had a friend come over on the friday night with the mission in mind to complete Em's card and i pretty much finished it in one sitting lol

I must thank my wonderful friend CarlyW for teaching and showing me how to colour black hair! Its something I have wanted to do for ages but has always scared me lol. But for a first effort im pretty pleased with how the hair turned out. The image is of course a Tiddly Inks image called pinky. I just love tiddly inks digis! and thought this image would suit my niece down to a tea! I decided to throw a doily behind it just because it looked to be missing something and the bling is from kaszazz a scrapping party plan :)

I coloured a little cupcake that came with pinky and stuck it on the inside, i used glossy accents on the cupcake holder not that u can see it and used a cirlce border punch (that almost matches the doily on the front) for the inside of the cards to write on.

The second card of the weekend was a card for my sister who's birthday was the day after my neices! Didnt want to do anything too over the top on her card as shes just not like that, but loves butterflies so there had to be one on there somewhere lol

For this card being that I was pretty time poor I just wanted something quick and easy but something that still looked lovely. This card was inspired from a Kaszazz card quick kit that i had in the cupboard I just replaced the purple with blue bazzill bling and changed the design around a bit and added some different ribbon. I think it turned out rather lovely in the blue which is one of my sisters fav colours.

The 3rd card of the weekend was for a very insipiring friend who was turning 30. My lovely friend has just only in the last few months under gone a major life saving surgery. She has been so positive and ever so happy as always even knowing that any time any post operation issues could arise and the operation could have been an unfortunate failure. So we were all glad that she was here and well enough to celebrate her 30th, we gave her a huge fantastic night out on the town!

This card was also inspired form the same card kit as above, but I just decided to use a larger cards and add purple ribbon. The little square bling ribbon thingy doesnt come in the kit, i just had it in my cupboard and thought my friend would love it.

The 4th and final card for the weekend would have to be my absolute most favourite ever i think, Im really pleased with how it turned out and my nephew really liked it aswell so thats great. My nephew Liam, whos birthday is on halloween and the day after his mother's (which makes it 3 birthday in the same family in a row!) turned 16 this year. I cant believe it been 16 years since he was born! He is my oldest nephew and as a child was a rotten little thing for his mother, but as he got older he has done a complete 360 and has turned into the most repectful, highly intelliegent, humourous young man anyone could ever meet! Even he doesnt believe us when we tell him how horrible he used to be lol. He is a credit to himself, his mother and his stepfather. Im going to stop talking about him now as i can feel tears welling up lol, anyway back to his card

The image vampire lestat i think its called is from Tickled Pink Stamps I think he looks fantastic and fit the halloween theme very nicely and knew Liam would appreciate it. The stripy paper is something i found in my paperfile and is from basic grey its actually a christmas paper called figgy pudding but i thought the colours matched nicely and the dotty paper is Bo Bunny - harvest dots which i brought specifically for something else but ohwell i have some left over for my other project. I just used my black copic fineliner for the fake stitching because number 1 I couldnt be bothered getting my sewing machine out and number 2 i think for a 16 yo boy proper stitching might b a bit girly lol. Im pretty pleased with the colouring of his cape, although is not quite the red i had in mind but turned out well nonetheless. I have been encouraged by a friend to enter this card to tickled pink's guest DT call, but hmmm not sure if it would be good enough lol. Maybe i'll think about it and see anyway that was one long huge post with a lot of pics, so i had better get going and finish some other things before i head over to a friends house for coffee. Now that ive gotten into the blogging habit again hopefully i'll be back in a few days with another card made lol
Thanks for checking out my blog - happy crafting xx

Sunday, August 21, 2011


Im so excited that im the lucky random winner of last weeks challenge over at Mad for Markers :) It was my first challenge entered and won (even if it was random i dont mind lol) it gives you such enthusiasm for entering more challenges. So thankyou very much to Sammi and all the DT girls for the awesome challenge and the wonderful comments on my blog.

Friday, August 12, 2011

So addicted . .

to anything space and robots at the moment. I have no idea why iam lol possibly its because the papers and stamps are just soo cute :)
Ive been so busy with sick kids and all other mumsy things this week that I havent been able to get enough time to blog. So while my oldest is having a sleep over at my mums and the younger two are in bed I thought id sit down and take the time to tell you about my lovely craft weekend away last week.

Five of my very good crafty friends and I decided to go away scrapping and crafting for the weekend to a country town called Buninyong - which for those of you who are unfamiliar is part of Ballarat in Victoria. Its a beautiful old town with gorgeous trees and scenery all around but . . it is also VERY cold at this time of the year lol. We arrived on the friday afternoon and after a trip to the local scrapping store called the Imagination Factory on Main road in Ballarat where I think we all purchased wayy to much lol we all headed back to start crafting. Many laughs were had by all and the old church where we were staying was just gorgeous!
Didnt really get as much things done as I would have liked to but just to get away for the weekend and not to have to worry about anything was worth it!
The card below was one of the cards I made over the weekend, not for anyone in particular but just because i love the image soo much and when I found the cuttlebug embossing folder I knew it would go with a space related stamp. I did make another special birthday card on the sunday that i cant show right now as its for my lovely friend Carly (Click on her name to go to her awesome blog and see her fantastic work) We havnt been able to catch up this week as yet so I wouldnt want her to see it up here on my blog first lol.
Anyway enough waffling, below is the space card I made :)

Not an overly close shot actually but couldnt resist getting the old singer sewing machine in the background! lol
I used Copics G07 and G14 im pretty sure once again just 2 markers lol. And for the spaceship I used the low C's sprry cant remember without getting them out to check lol. I used the Clear spica pen on the lights of the UFO to give it a nice effect - I just love spica pens lol. I also had an idea to use beads for his little antenna thingys lol. Then just used some coloured rubons in the green. I also stuck down some green rhinestones that I had in my drawers from when i used to be a Kaszazz consultant :) It was a great idea from a friend and I think it just gives it a bit extra.

Im entering this card into the Mad 4 Markers Spica pens challenge

Well I probably should get going to bed now its getting quite late in the night and i'm not feeling the best lol think my DD had given me her flu :(

Until next time happy scrapping :)

Friday, July 29, 2011

Congratulations . . .

to Linda (one of the wonderful mums at my children's school) on the birth of her beautiful daughter Chloe. Little Chloe was 3 weeks early so she's still in hospital, but Linda is home so I thought I should get my act together and make her and her family a card so its all ready for when I next see her.
My cards are usually pretty simple as anything
more than simple I sometimes struggle with so I do what I can do with ease lol. For Chloe's card I coloured in a baby magnolia image with R81 and R83 I wasnt after a really darkish hot pink but more lighter so thats why I chose just 2 markers to use. I would usually have used R85 in that combination aswell (as those 3 would have to be my fav colour grouping), but felt 2 was more of what I wanted to achieve. I also used W1 to colour in the frills on her suit and her wings. I then used my clear spica pen (I LOVE those pens lol) to go over the frills on her suit.

For the papers I used Kaisercraft's recent release "Lullaby" One of the pages in this collection has got colour blocks and A5 sized pieces already done so all you ne
ed to do is cut them out - Thats what I used for this card lol I know its cheating but at 1 in the morning I didnt really care too much lol. I used some of Kaisers paper bloom flowers and sprayed them with my "Vanilla Smooch Spritz" (Brought through Kaszazz) which
just gives them a nice subtle shimmery effect. Stuck them down with the awesome glossy accents and then got out my rubons for the sentiment and the love heart.

Im still trying to work out the best way to do these posts as in when I add the pics to get the best layout lol. Anyway I'll get there. Such a miserable raining morning here in Geelong today - Iam supposed to be going to watch a game of AFL later on this arvo but at this stage I think I'd much rather stay at home in front of my fire even if it does mean doing housework :)
Hope you have a great day where ever you are, Until next time

Happy crafting adventures -xx-

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Finally ive finished . . .

my first christmas card for the year lol. I started colouring this cute magnolia reindeer image on friday night while at a friend's house and have only now been able to sit down and put it all together. I masked Tilda onto the log as I thought she'd look super cute sitting on a log. Unfortunatley she's not the colour red id been meaning to achieve that will teach me for not paying attention to which red I started with so thus its more burgundy than red lol, but nonetheless im still pretty happy with it.
Unfortunately I dont get much time to sit and colour so slowly by slowly im trying to perfect my shading and blending. Anyway enough waffling below is my card - Simple I know but youve gotta start somwhere I say lol

Thursday, July 21, 2011

First ever blog entry . . .

Hello fellow crafters,

Well I have finally managed to work out (I think) how this whole blog thing works lol. I have been meaning for many months now to get a blog up and going so that I can enter all the wonderful blog hop competitions and card challenges that are out there. With my 3 kids heading off to their Dad's early this weekend I thought when is a better time to sit down and get started with my blogging.

Hopefully I'll be back later on with a project to show you all ;)

But for now,

Happy crafting -xx-