Friday, December 31, 2010

Will you Marry Me?

OMGoodness how Adorable is this cute couple! 'I Do' is our last preview for you and I have to say that we have saved the best for last! Can you not image Ian getting down on one knee to ask his sweetheart  Anya to marry him...hehe! I wonder if he would get nerous!

For todays FFF we want you to create a Wedding card or favour. We can't wait to see what gorgeous creations you come up with.

Make sure to pop past the rest of the Farmer's blogs to see their Adorable creations using the 'I do' set! You won't be dissappointed!

Anything Goes with Mad For Markers!

Mad For Markers current challenge is, 'Anything goes'. So if you have time and you want to join us we would love to see what you are up to!

 I hope that everyone has had a lovely Christmas and is ready to celebrate New Year Eve's tonight! This a card I made for a Party that my son went to a couple of months ago. I really struggle with boys cards, must be the lack of bling and bows and flowers....hehe!

Copic Colors Used:
Hair - E35, E37, E39, BG18, BG15, BG23, BG11
Jeans - B99, B97, B95, B93
Shoes - E44, E43, E41, E40
Top - Coo, C1

My card has been created using Copic Markers and Xpress It Blending Card, which are all available from Sammi over at Mad For Markers!

I hope that everyone has a fantastic night celebrating New Years tonight. I am currently away camping and we always have a great time, so I will see you all when I get back in the New Year!

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Introducing Fancy Anya!

Do you remember when you were a little girl and you used to dress up in your favourite fairy dress or skirt or see those gorgeous ballerinas and want to be like them, they were so graceful and fancy. Well Fancy Anya is that little girl!

She reminds me of my girls who just love to dress up and twirl all around the house in their pretty ballerina skirts

I have given my whole card a spray of Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Mist, which you can sort of see here on Miss Fancy Anya, isn't she just Adorable!

Now go and see what the rest of the farmers have done with this adorable Fancy Anya, I guarantee you are going to see absolutely gorgeous creations!

Buttercup's Blog -Jan. Guest Designer

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Time to Dream a little Dream!

Introducing you to our newest Oliver and Amelia set called 'Little Dreamer'. These guys are just soooo adorable, I love how whimsical they look and how they are just sitting there taking the world in!

Here is the Gorgeous Amelia!

Make sure you pop past the rest of the DT's blogs to see their Gorgeous creations using this new set, you won't dissappoited with what you see! We also have a prize hidden on one of our DT's blog, so don't forget to leave them a bit of love when you pop past. We will announce the winner tomorrow with our next preview!

Hope you are all enjoying the previews so far, but don't forget to come back tomorrow as we aren't finished yet!

 Buttercup's Blog -Jan. Guest Designer

Monday, December 27, 2010

Are you Naughty or Nice.....?

Hello EVERYONE!  Hope you all had a very MERRY Christmas and that it was full of magic and memories!

We are beginning January previews today with some HUGE news and fun announcements...are you all ready?  First and foremost, we have some HELLO's and Goodbyes.   The Greeting Farm would like to thank Melyssa and Randi as their terms with TGF are ending and we wish them both well!  From now on, TGF Farmers terms will be 6 months long instead of one year and although it probably won't make it any EASIER to say goodbye to our talented designers, we are excited about this!

Also saying goodbye this week are the FABULOUS members of our Critter Crew. Not because their terms are up, but because the Critter Crew itself will no longer be considered a 'team' of TGF. While we will surely have a cute critter by Marina from time to time, we will no longer be releasing these on a regular basis and it is with an ENORMOUS amount of gratitude that we say goodbye to such a WONDERFUL team of designers!  Thank you all so much!

Well, now that we've gotten the sad part out of the way, we have THREE NEW FARMERS to welcome to TGF and a new Guest Designer that we are THRILLED about!   Please welcome:
EMMA EADS - Me!!!!!
THREE NEW FARMERS and please welcome 

BUTTERCUP as our January Guest Designer!

TONS of excitement going on around the FARM!  And as if that werent enough?   Check out our first preview, a Cheeky Cherry "NAUGHTY or NICE" set!

So it is wothout further ado that I bring you my very first TGF Card as a Farmer....oh that sounds good..hehe!

Introducing you to Naughty & Nice............Isn't she just Adorable!

I made this card for my best friend as a Thank-you card as she helped me out through a pretty rough time a little while ago and as soon as I saw this gorgeous Angel I knew that she would be perfect to use, as my best friend certainly was my Angel!

Be sure to head on over and WELCOME our new designers and to visit ALL The TGF DT, including Team Anya as they have previews for you today too!  We'll see you back tomorrow on the TGF Blog with a chance to WIN a new Oliver and Amelia set!

Emma Eads - Me!!!!
Buttercup's Blog -Jan. Guest Designer

Friday, December 17, 2010

Happy Birthday Brody!

Happy Mad for Markers Friday, can you believe that it's Friday already! Time sure does go quicker these days! My kids finish school for the year today and they don't go back until the 4th of Feb, they can't wait for christmas!

Anyway our challenge at the moment is Anything Goes, as we know how busy everyone is at the moment! So here is the card that I made for my son Brody for his birthday last month. His favourite color is green, so that is always where I start when making his card.

Copic Colors Used:

Hair- E37, E57, E35, E33, o
Shirt - YG01, YG0000, YG13
Jeans - C10, C8, C5, C3, 0
Tie - C5, C3, C1
Skin - E11, E00, E000,
Background - W1, W3, 0

My card is made using Xpress It Blending card and Copics, which can all be purchased from the lovely Sammi over at Mad for Markers.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Stylish Blogger Award!

I have been one very lucky girl and have 2 Stylish blogger awards awarded to me in the last week, so a very BIG thank-you to the lovely Cassie and Erin, for passing this onto me, I feel very honoured!!!

Ok o the rules for this award are as follows:

1. Thank and link back to the person who awarded you this
2. Share 8 things about yourself
3. Pay it forward to 8 bloggers you have recently discovered
4. Contact those bloggers and tell them about their awards

Ok so 8 things about me......hmmm....

1. My favourite TV show at the moment is Glee...OMG I am so addicted to it....I even have to have the music going all the time, which drives my 11yr old son crazy!

2. My all time favourite movie is 'The Notebook'

3. I volunteer for a charity called 'Life's Little Treasures'. Which supports families who have had a Premature Baby.

4. I just love my Copic Markers and my TGF Stamps!

5. I have Jam toast for breakfast EVERY day...hehe!

6. I absolutely LOVE High Heels, I could go nuts in a shoe store!!!

7. I do have a very cranky side to me...well I am a RED head, as well as female...hehe!

8. I am addicted to Nescafe Vanilla Latte's...OMGosh they are sooo yummy!

Ok so the blogs that I have recently discovered and love are:

Hope everyone is having a Lovely day!

Sunday, December 12, 2010


LADY dear, if Fairies may
For a moment lay aside
Cunning tricks and elfish play,
'Tis at happy Christmas-tide.

We have heard the children say—
Gentle children. whom we love—
Long ago, on Christmas Day,
Came a message from above.

Still, as Christmas-tide comes round,
They remember it again—
Echo still the joyful sound
"Peace on earth, good-will to men!"

Yet the hearts must childlike be
Where such heavenly guests abide;
Unto children, in their glee,
All the year is Christmas-tide!

Thus, forgetting tricks and play
For a moment, Lady dear,
We would wish you, if we may,
Merry Christmas, glad New Year!
Christmas, 1867.

Welcome down the rabbit hole once again my friends. This poem by Lewis Carroll was found in the back of a copy of Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There. In researching the history of this poem I found the All Saints, the Lewis Carroll Memorial Window at Daniell Chapel in England. The 3 centre panels contain verses from this Lewis Carroll’s poem. The window was designed by the stained glass artist Geoffrey Webb and depicts a Nativity scene, at which both Carroll and Alice are present. This is a must see for anyone that loves Wonderland.

For our challenge this week let's get into the Christmas spirit. The challenge is to use red, green, + one color. You can still use other colors for hair and skin. Just make the main use of color red, green, + one.

Our wonderful sponsor this week is Pixie Dust Studio. The lucky winner will receive your choice of 2 digital images.

Make sure to pop past the Oh Alice Blog to see the rest of the Amazing DT creations!

Saturday, December 4, 2010

CHAPTER 42: The Flowers are Talking!

`O Tiger-lily,' said Alice, addressing herself to one that was waving gracefully about in the wind, `I wish you could talk!' `We can talk,' said the Tiger-lily: `when there's anybody worth talking to." Alice was so astonished that she could not speak for a minute: it quite seemed to take her breath away. At length, as the Tiger-lily only went on waving about, she spoke again, in a timid voice -- almost in a whisper. `And can all the flowers talk?' `As well as all can,' said the Tiger-lily. `And a great deal louder.' 

Hello from all of us in Wonderland! This week we would like you to have a go at making your own flowers! So get fun creating, we can't wait to see what you come up with!

This week we are being sponsered by 'Some Odd Girl', who have gorgeous Digi Stamps that the DT have been luckily enough to create with this week. Make sure to pop past the Oh Alice Blog to see what they have created!

Sorry my post is late, but we have been at my Daughters Karate Grading all day, needless to say I have one very tired Girl! But one with a brand new brown belt...Yay!! I am so proud of her, it was a very hot day today and she gave it her all. Love you Ella! 

Hope everyone is having a Lovely Weekend!

Friday, December 3, 2010

Non Traditonal Christmas Colors!

It's time for my Friday Mad For Markers Challenge, and over on the blog we are still doing our Non Traditional Christmas colors. I have used edwin from my Magnolia kit, I haven't used him yet so I thought it was time he saw a little ink and got a little love...hehe! I am really happy with how he turned out!

Copic Colors Used:
Hair - E79, E37, E35, E31
Jumper - BG18, BG72, BG10, 0
Pants - W9, W7, W5
Socks - BG23, BG10, 0
Present - E44, E43, E41, R59, E55, E57

My card is colored on Xpress It Blending card and colored with Copic Markers of course, all of which are available from the lovely Sammi over at Mad For Markers!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

TGF Hoppin in the Holidays!

TGF are Hoppin into the Holidays and there was no way that I was goint to miss out! I have used Creeper Tuesday with Cheeky Santa's hat! I think she looks very christmassy in her Santa hat and Red dress, what do you think?

Make sure to do the rounds on the hop as there are plenty of prizes are for grabs as well as the release party on TGF's PCP Page, so make sure to head over and say hello!
Merry Christmas to all you TGF lovers!!!!

I am entering this card into Club Anya's Saturday Sketches!

Saturday, November 27, 2010

CHAPTER 41: Off With Their Heads!

`Let's go on with the game,' the Queen said to Alice; and Alice was too much frightened to say a word, but slowly followed her back to the croquet-ground.

The other guests had taken advantage of the Queen's absence, and were resting in the shade: however, the moment they saw her, they hurried back to the game, the Queen merely remarking that a moment's delay would cost them their lives.

All the time they were playing the Queen never left off quarrelling with the other players, and shouting `Off with his head!' or `Off with her head!' Those whom she sentenced were taken into custody by the soldiers, who of course had to leave off being arches to do this, so that by the end of half an hour or so there were no arches left, and all the players, except the King, the Queen, and Alice, were in custody and under sentence of execution.

So Welcome back to the land of wonder and where the saying, 'Off with her head' is a regular statement! Well here in wonderland this week, that is exactly what we want you to do. This week we want you to take your stamps and yep you guessed it,'Off with their heads'. So we are asking you to alter your stamps and mix it up a little by giving them a new head or body. Ohhh this is going to be sooo much fun seeing what you come up with!!!

Up for grabs this week is a Scor Buddy from the lovely people at 
http://www.scrappingreatdeals.comSo off with their heads for your chance to win this awesome prize. You have until the 3rd of Dec to play along with us.

Make sure to pop past the Oh Alice blog to see the rest of the DT's Gorgeous Creations!

So onto my card, I have used the very Gorgeous Cheeky Santa head with Sweet and Toxic's Creeper Girl body! I really liked how they turned out, it kind of looks like she is singing carols...hehe!

So I am entering this card into a couple of Challenges:

7 kids Chalenge - Untraditional Christmas Colors

Club Anya - Kristy's Altering Embellishments - I have colored my pearls red to match my card.

Friday, November 26, 2010

A Very NON Tradional Christmas!

I won this Gorgeous Birthday Kellita a little while ago over on the Tickled Pink Blog, isn't she just adorable, you can get yours from the Tickled Pink Store here! I know that she is called Birthday Kellita, but I could just see her as a Christmas Kellita as well!

Don't forget that our current Mad For Markers Challenge is to Use Non Tradional Christmas Colors! Now this card certainly does that. I couldn't go past Pink, so I think there will be a few Pink Christmas cards given out by me this year...hehe!

Copic Colors Used:

Hair - E79, E37, E35, E31
Jeans - BG78, BG75, BG72
Shirt - R20, R01, R000
Eyes - E37, E35, E31
Headband & Belt - R81, R83, R85
Present - E44, E43, E41, R83, R81

 Background - R01, R000, 0

I made the centre of my flower and I have to say that I am very happy with how it came out!

My card uses Copics and Xpress It Blending card, which are all available from the Mad For Marker Store!

Some exciting Mad For Markers News is that we are now offering online classes! How exciting is that! So for all those people who can't get to a copic class you can now take lessons in your own home! Head over to the store you book yourself in!

Monday, November 22, 2010

Ella's 2nd time using Copics!

Today is my son's 11th birthday, Happy Birthday Brody!

So yesterday his sister Ella, who is 9,  decided she wanted to make him a card, which is a big thing, as most of the time these two are trying to kill each other, so the fact that she wants to do something for him is very nice! She asked me if she could use my copics and so I sat with her and told her what colors to put where in order to get the depth and shadow into her coloring. 

This is the card she came up with. Now I have to say that she has colored this all on her own with a bit of direction from me and I have to say that she has done a Fabulous job! Considering this is only the 2nd time I have let her use my copics, I can be a tad protective of them!

We may have another Copic lover in the family!

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Chapter 40: Hooka Are You?

"Who are YOU?" said the Caterpillar.
This was not an encouraging opening for a conversation. Alice replied, rather shyly, "I--I hardly know, sir, just at present-- at least I know who I WAS when I got up this morning, but I think I must have been changed several times since then."
~Alice's Adventures in Wonderland,Chapter 5

Welcome to the mad world of Wonderland! Once again we are here to inspire you to create great things! The Caterpillar (Absalom) was the wisest creature in Wonderland. At least he thought so, and so did most of the others.
He is a fascinating character because of his wisdom, and his lack of understanding metamorphosis. Kind of a weird oxymoron, don't you think? Our challenge this week is to use either a caterpillar or a butterfly in your project. If you'd like to go one step farther, use a definition or dictionary paper in your design (any subject is fine).

If you are fortunate, you may find yourself wisely winning your choice of three 4x6 reprints from our sponsor, Maigan Lynn Beaudoin Shaw. Make sure to pop past the Oh Alice Blog to see what the Dt have done with one of Maigan's images, just Gorgeous!

I have had this stamp for a little while now and have been waiting for someone to have a baby so that I could ink it up, well my neighbours have just become grandparents for the first time and I have made this card to give to them. 

Remember, you have all week to play this challenge! Link your project to the Oh Alice! Challenge blog by midnight, Friday, November 26th to be entered in the drawing. Happy creating!!

Friday, November 19, 2010

Sparkly TGF Birthday!

This is my 2nd post for today, to see my Mad For Markers Post please click here!

It's Farm Fresh Friday and this week for FFF we want you to create a Sparkly Birthday Card. The more sparkle the better!!

Today I have used Beanie Anya, she is just sooo cute! I have also used a free digi sentiment by the wonderful Bec from Bizzy Bec's. I kept looking at this card thinking that it needed more, but everything I tried was too much, so I came to the conclusion that the flower was big enough and that I really didn't need anything else.

Up for grabs this week is 'Sweet Anya'. So pull out all your sparkle and get creating! Make sure to pop past the TGF Blog to see the rest of the DT's Sparkly creations!

Mad For Markers Snowmen!

Over at the Mad For Marker Challenge Blog, we have a new challenge going which is to Make a Christmas Card using Non Tradional Colors. so for my card I have used these gorgeous TGF Snowmen. I have had them for a while, but haven't inked them up. I seem to have a few of these lately, which haven't seen the love of ink yet....hehe! Sometimes I think I shop more than I stamp...hehe!

Copic Colors Used:
R20, R01, R000, BG75, BG72, BG10, BG000, W1, W00

So make sure to get creating and enter our current challenge, there are already lots of gorgeous cards been entered!

My card was colored on Xpress It Blending card and colored using copics, all of which can be purchased from the lovely Sammi over at Mad For Markers!

Monday, November 15, 2010

Raising Awareness of Premature Births!

Yesterday my family and I all went to the Life's Little Treasures Foundation - Walk For Prems. Which was a fun run/walk to raise money and awareness for Premature Births. My hubby did the 10km run with the girls in the Pram. Here is a Picture of them just as the run was about to start and the bottom picture is of them once they had finished.

I am so Proud of him for running with the girls. There is no way that I could even run 1km, so I just wanted to say a Great Big CONGRATULATIONS to my amazing Hubby and Girls for a job well done, or should I say well run...hehe! Love you!
 Life's Little Treasures is a charity that I volunteer with and they are a fantastic support group for Families who have had a Premature baby, which is something that is very close to our hearts!

I also want to give a big Congratulations to all the Life's Little Treasures Girls and Guys who put together a fantastic event yesterday! Well Done!

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Chapter 39: Nothin' but Tea and Time...

"Alice felt dreadfully puzzled. The Hatter's remark seemed to have no sort of meaning in it, and yet it was certainly English. `I don't quite understand you,' she said, as politely as she could. 

`The Dormouse is asleep again,' said the Hatter, and he poured a little hot tea upon its nose. 

The Dormouse shook its head impatiently, and said, without opening its eyes, `Of course, of course; just what I was going to remark myself.' 

`Have you guessed the riddle yet?' the Hatter said, turning to Alice again. 

`No, I give it up,' Alice replied: `what's the answer?' 

`I haven't the slightest idea,' said the Hatter. 

`Nor I,' said the March Hare. 

Alice sighed wearily. `I think you might do something better with the time,' she said, `than waste it in asking riddles that have no answers.'

`If you knew Time as well as I do,' said the Hatter, `you wouldn't talk about wasting IT. It's HIM.' 

`I don't know what you mean,' said Alice. 

`Of course you don't!' the Hatter said, tossing his head contemptuously. `I dare say you never even spoke to Time!'"

Greetings friends in Wonderland!

Today we have a fun challenge for you based on a lovely inspiration piece that the Mad Hatter herself just might "need" one of these days!

But first, a BIG warm WONDERLAND welcome to Tracy Evans, our November/December Guest! Tracy has wow'd us with her projects for a while and we are thrilled to have her here at our Twisted Table.

This week, we have an inspiration piece, again from one of Jess's favorite designers,Tarina Tarantino (Shown above).

It LOOKS like a watch, but in this case, the face of "Father Time" is the Mad Hatter himself. We can just see him, shouting out from this beautiful piece and startling it's owner "YOU HAVEN'T EVEN MET TIME!". Boy, it sure feels like that some days..time simply moves TOO QUICKLY to catch!

Make sure you pop past the Oh Alice Blog to see what the rest of the DT have created!

Friday, November 12, 2010

It's a Beanie Kind of Day!

Today's FFF is our Scrapbook Challenge. The lovely Melyssa has put together this fantastic sketch for you to get creative with! Make sure you pop past the TGF blog to see all the other DT's gorgeous LO's

Now it has been a while since I scrapped a LO, I used to be a scrapper before I was converted to cards...hehe, but I really enjoyed scrapping again. This is a picture of my girls with their Daddy on their 4th birthday. They just love the park and they love chips and gravey, so on their birthday we took them to the park and had chips and gravey for lunch. As their birthday is in July it is right in the middle of winter so of course we needed the beanies, so what better TGF stamp to use then the brand new Beanie Anya. I even managed to get her beanie like Miss Lily's...hehe!

Copic Colors Used
Skin- E11, E00, E000, R20
Beanie - G02, G00, G000, RV14, RV13, RV29, RV25
Hair - E50, E51, E53
Scraf - RV29, RV25, RV23
Jacket & Boots - E39, E37, E35, E33

Now you have one week to play along with this sketch and be in the running to win the new "I heart Sweaters" set!

Now don't forget that over on the new Mad For Markers Challenge Blog you still have one more day to get your entries into our 'Anything But a Card' Challenge. I have to say that those who have entered have done a fantastic job!

Hope everyone has a lovely weekend! We have our big Run For Prem Babies on Sunday and are hoping like mad that the whether holds out, it is supposed to rain...arrrgh!! So my lovely Hubby and the girls might get wet as they do their run, oh well, it's all for a good cause!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Hoppin into the holidays with TGF!

"The Greeting Farm will be HOPPIN' into the Holidays featuring our December release! 

 Please join us on TUESDAY, NOV. 30th at 7pm CST on the TGF Blog for an ALL-CUSTOMER and DT blog hop, featuring HOLIDAY cards that use TGF stamps!  The DT will be premiering some December releases, there will be prizes, chit chat on our PCP page from 7pm CST to 8pm CST, and the winner of our Ugly Sweater Inspired contest will also be announced!

Prizes will be awarded in the following categories: 

 "Let it Snow"  (use snow in creative ways on your card)
"Santa, Baby" (cute Santa-inspired cards)
and  "Holiday Treats" (incorporate some kind of treat/goodie theme into your cards!
  (this was edited from "It's a Wrap" in case you saw that on anyone else's blogs, fyi)

You  may enter one, two, or all 3 categories, but must create a separate entry for each category and you MUST USE TGF STAMPS!  

What's more? There are even MORE ways to win!  You do not have to create for one of the three challenges, unless you WANT TO, because in addition, ONE lucky hopper WHO PARTICIPATES in the Blog Hop will receive the ENTIRE DECEMBER RELEASE just for making it through the hop and commenting.  In addition, another lucky NON-participant will also win this prize.

More information will be released as the weeks move on, but to sign up, you need toemail Jessica at yeahshestamps at gmail dot com NO LATER than TUESDAY, November 24th-NO exceptions, sorry.  With the holidays approaching and lots of family in from out of town, Jess will need the list by then at the latest.

PLEASE put "TGF HOLIDAY HOP" as your subject line-this is very important!   ETA:  PLEASE INCLUDE the FULL URL of your BLOG ADDRESS!  We've already had a few signups that didn't include any blog info ;)  Thanks!

We can't wait to hop into the holidays with all of our friends on the Farm!

Feel free to grab the above badge and DIRECT-link to this post-the more the MERRIER this season!  :)