Saturday, October 30, 2010

Introducing - I heart Sweaters!

Our Final Preview for you today is one that has already become my personal favourite! They are both soooo adorable and will be available for you to get your own on Monday the 1st of November. 

We are so lucky today to be introducing you to our last preview 'I heart Sweaters' while we play along with the Club Anya Girls for their Saturday Sketch. Make sure to play along with us this week!

Ok so it is with huge excitment that I intoduce you to 'I Heart Sweaters'. Now I have to let you in on a little secret as to why this has become my favourite of these new releases! Last week was my 10th wedding anniversary and this is the card I made for my Amazing Husband! Anya and Ian have been colored to look like me and hubby, hence the red and blonde hair! We had an amazing night out to dinner with a very big suprise that I will show you at the bottom of the post! Hope you like the card!

Copic Colors Used:
Boots - E37, E35, E33
Jeans - BG78, BG75, BG72
Hair - E08, YR07, YR04, YR02, YR00
Scarf - W9, W7, W5, W3, W1
Jumper - E44, E43, E42, E41
Boots - E37, E35, E33
Jeans - BG78, BG75, BG72
Jumper - B99, B97, B93, B91, YG97, YG95, YG93, E44, E43
Scarf - W9, W7, W5, W3, W1
Hair - E53, E51, E50

Make sure to let us know what you think of our newest preview over on the Club Anya Blog for your chance to win your very own 'I heart Sweaters' Stamp set! Now I know you don't want to miss out on that chance! And make sure to come back on Monday Nov 1st for our DT Blog hop to celebrate the release of all our new friends!

Ok so here is my picture of my very big suprise from hubby. We had a couple of very crappy and hard weeks leading up to our anniversary and my AMAZING Husband decided that I needed something extra special to cheer me up. So I have to say that I am a very spoilt girl, who was most definitely cheered up and I couldn't stop looking at it all night...hehe! It is a white gold princess cut diamond! And I have to tell you, I felt like a princess all night! 

Friday, October 29, 2010

FFF and a Cheeky Preview!

Please Scroll down to see my blog post on how YOU can help to support Families who have had a Premature Baby!

Greetings Farm Friends!

We hope you've enjoyed our preview week so far, with the adorable Beanie Anya just waiting to be released along with those CUTE new Critters you met yesterday!

Today we have a VERY Cheeky FFF and Color Challenge...a surprise that's been hard to keep to ourselves!  


This sassy Santa will be available for purchase, along with the other releases so far, on November 1st at The Greeting Farm and we are THRILLED to add her to our TGF collection of Cheeky releases!  Santa, baby, this one's for you!

Today for Farm Fresh Friday, we have a color challenge: 

So we would like you to use, Kraft, Pink and Aqua. Here is my Cheeky Christmas card.......

Be sure to stop by the TGF Blog and start there, where you'll find that our wonderful TEAM ANYA has played along today! 

Is there a prize, you ask?  Well, yes, as a matter of fact...there are TWO!   ONE lucky commenter who visits the DT blogs and leaves a comment on today's post (on the TGF Blog) will be entered to WIN a Cheeky Xmas set and we'll announce the winner tomorrow on the CA&F blog during our Saturday Sketch!

The OTHER Cheeky Xmas set is UP FOR GRABS as this week's FFF prize!, so be sure to play along!  

I'll see you tomorrow for another preview...and don't forget to join in on the fun when our DT Blog Hop goes LIVE on release day, beginning Monday at 12:01 am CST!

Help Support Families who had a Premature Baby!

Hi Guys, I want to let you all know about this amazing Charity called, Life's Little Treasures Foundation. They are a charity run solely by volenteers, who help to support Families who have had a premature baby.

My twin girls were born well before their time at 24weeks and spent a very long time in hospital. It was a very stressful time for us, and the girls at Life's Little Treasures were an absolute godsend for us! They were there on the phone anytime we needed to talk and helped us through what was an extremely difficult time for us. Not long after the girls were home from hospital we decided that we needed to get involved and help out other families who are going through a similarly tough journey! So for the last 4 years I have been involved with Life's Little Treasures in talking to families who are currently still in hospital and helping to run morning teas for these families as well as families who have left hospital with their babies.

Life's Little Treasures Foundation is having their very first Walk For Prems, and my Hubby Trent and my Girls are going to run 10km to support and hopefully raise a bit of money for this Awesome Charity. We would love it if you could support them. You can find their fundraising page here

And please if you get the chance pop over to the Life's Little Treasures Foundation website to check out all the amazing things that they are doing!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Introducing Beanie Anya!

I can't believe I am saying this but, I am a TGF Guest DT for the month of November....YAY!!!!! I have been BUSTING to tell everyone. Most people who know me, know how much I love TGF and all those gorgeous Stamps, so it is a dream come true to be a guest and work along side all the talented Farmer girls and the Club Anya Girls. Thanks so much for having me Girls, I promise not to disappoint!!!

Ok so I am soooo lucky today to be able to bring you our first November Preview of Beanie Anya! Isn't she just ADORABLE! Beanie Anya will be available to buy on the 1st of November!

Please make sure that you pop past all the amazing Farmers blogs to see their gorgeous creations using Beanie Anya as well as our Team Anya Girls, who will also be previewing Beanie Anya for you. Make sure to leave everyone a little love, as tomorrow one lucky person from Club Anya And The TGF Blog will win their very own Beanie Anya! 

TGF Farmers

But you must have checked out all the DT's creations in order to be in with a chance to win! Good Luck!

Saturday, October 23, 2010


"They don't keep this room so tidy as the other,' Alice thought to herself, as she noticed several of the chessmen down in the hearth among the cinders: but in another moment, with a little `Oh!' of surprise, she was down on her hands and knees watching them. The chessmen were walking about, two and two!

`Here are the Red King and the Red Queen,' Alice said (in a whisper, for fear of frightening them), `and there are the White King and the White Queen sitting on the edge of the shovel -- and here are two castles walking arm in arm..."

--Ch. 1: Through the Looking Glass

The challenge this week is again the brainchild of DT member Lynne-to use some aspect of the game of chess! You might want to use a checkerboard pattern, or feature a King, Queen, Knight or Castle (Rook), or some other aspect of the game we haven't thought of - we just need to be able to clearly see CHESS in your creation!

We are THRILLED to announce that there's a prize this week, too! Thanks to our generous sponsor, PAPER MANIAC, this week, they are giving away a set of Artistic Outpost Alice in Wonderland mini-stamps AND a sheet of E.A.D. Designs Stickerz! How awesome is that?

I have kept my card this week nice and simple. Although I keep feeling like it is missing something, like a bow and some flowers and maybe a few other things...hehe! Maybe I'm not mean't to do nice and simple....hehe! 

I have taken my inspiration from the Gorgeous Margie's card from last month. Hope you don't mind Margie, but as soon as I saw this challenge your card sprung to mind! 

Make sure to pop over to the Oh Alice blog to see what the rest of the DT have come up with!

Friday, October 22, 2010

A Bookmark for Ella

Happy Friday everyone! Hope you are all enjoying our 'Anything But a Card' Challenge over at Mad For Markers! Haven't the girls made some fantastic things! We sure have a clever bunch of DT girls here at Mad For Markers.

I have seen these gorgeous corner bookmarks about lately and have been wanting to give them a go, so I decided to have a go and make one! They are soooo much fun to make. I made this for my daughter Ella, who has become quite the little bookworm! 

Here is a picture of it actually in her book. How cute does it look!

Copics Used:
Hair - C10, C3, V99, V95, V93, V91
Dress - V99, V95, V93, V91, RV34, RV32
Boots - C10, C8, C5, C3
Skin - E11,E00, E000, R20 

My Bookmark was made using Copics and Xpress It blending card, which can all be found over at the Mad For Markers store!

Today is my 10th Wedding anniversary, I am sooo excited as hubby and I are going out to dinner together for the first time in 5 years! We are going to the waterfront in Port Melbourne, it's a seafood restaurant and I LOVE seafood! My AMAZING best Friend is coming over to watch our 5 kids so we can go. I can't wait to eat a hot meal and not have to share it with anyone or feed anyone...hehe! It's the little things that matter....hehe!

Oh and tomorrow my Ella belle is getting the opportunity to train with the junior State Karate Team, we are sooo excited for her! I could have a champion on my hands, don't mess with my Girl...hehe!

Hope everyone enjoys their weekend and finds time to get some coloring done! 

Saturday, October 16, 2010

CHAPTER 35: Knock, Knock, Knockin' on Wonderland's Door

"Alice laughed so much at this, that she had to run back into the wood for fear of their hearing her; and when she next peeped out the Fish-Footman was gone, and the other was sitting on the ground near the door, staring stupidly up into the sky. 

Alice went timidly up to the door, and knocked.

`There's no sort of use in knocking,' said the Footman, `and that for two reasons. First, because I'm on the same side of the door as you are; secondly, because they're making such a noise inside, no one could possibly hear you.' And certainly there was a most extraordinary noise going on within--a constant howling and sneezing, and every now and then a great crash, as if a dish or kettle had been broken to pieces.

`Please, then,' said Alice, `how am I to get in?'  ~Chapter 6, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Hey everyone!   It's a beautiful day here in Wonderland and we are BACK with another challenge!  !
Have you ever felt like Alice?  Not sure which door, window, or keyhole will be opened or closed next?  Not sure which direction you're going but curiouser and curiouser about them all?

What a PERFECT opportunity to explore some new avenues,and walk through new doors we bring you at Oh, ALice this week.   Thats right!  Your challenge this week is to create a card or project using a Door, Gate, or Keyhole.  Now, you can also get creative and do a gatefold technique, etc.  As long as we can see it's a "Gatefold" or that there is a door, gate, or keyhole somewhere on your project!  How FUN is this?

The best part?  There's no time limit to play this week, so have fun and here's to opening lots of new doors in the future!

Copics Used
Hair - RV09, RV06, RV04, RV02
Hair Ties - C10, C8, C5, C3
Outfit - RV09, RV06, RV04, RV02, Y15, Y13, Y11, Y000

I got this image sent to me by the lovely Sammi and I couldn't wait to play with her, she is just adorable! I have made my very first Gate Fold Card and I even left the key there so you can open it...hehe! Hope you like it and make sure to pop past the Oh Alice blog to see all of the DT gorgeous creations!

Friday, October 15, 2010

Mad For Markers Friday

I have had this Sweet November Digi stamp for a while now and haven't colored her up yet, so I decided it was time she got some color! I love how she turned out, especially that red hair! I have a soft spot for red heads! Might have something to do with my own hair color and that 3 of my kids are red heads as well....hehe! Although I have to say that tempers sure do come with red hair...hehe! Hopefully this mermaid doesn't have too much of a temper!
Copics Used
Hair - E08, YR04, YR02, YR00
Tail - BG45, BG49
Skin - E11, E00, E000, R20
Turtle - YG95, YG93, YG91, E44, E42, E41

So you still have a couple more days to get your entry into our current challenge which is to color using a Digi Stamp. So if you haven't already entered then you had better get coloring!

My card uses Copics and X-Press It Blending card, which are all available from the Mad For Markers Store!

Saturday, October 9, 2010

CHAPTER 34: A Mad Tea-Party

`And ever since that,' the Hatter went on in a mournful tone, `he won't do a thing I ask! It's always six o'clock now.'
A bright idea came into Alice's head. `Is that the reason so many tea-things are put out here?' she asked.
`Yes, that's it,' said the Hatter with a sigh: `it's always tea-time, and we've no time to wash the things between whiles.'
`Then you keep moving round, I suppose?' said Alice.
`Exactly so,' said the Hatter: `as the things get used up.'
`But what happens when you come to the beginning again?' Alice ventured to ask.
~Chapter 7, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Awesome Wonderland greetings to all! First of all, let's congratulate our WINNER from last week's text challenge. Congrats to XYZ! Send a note to the Mad Hatter, Jessica, for details on how to claim your Greeting Farm single!

Can you believe summer is fairly over, well Winter if you live her in Oz? It's time to change from iced teas over to hot teas. I love autumn and all the wonderful warm drinks, wonderful sweaters and gorgeous colors it brings. In Wonderland, it was perpetually tea time and I could live that life for a long, long time!

Your challenge this week is to explore things that could make up your tea-time activity. Use tea bag folding in the construction of your project. This is a great resource: Tea Bag Folding. Anything relating to time would pair perfectly with this challenge, but isn't a requirement! Show us your fab folding abilities, doing it Alice-style!

You have until midnight Central time on Friday, October 15th to complete your project and link it up to the Oh Alice Challenge blog. You don't want to miss out on your chance of wining a 6x6 pad of Basic Grey papers! The clock is ticking - don't be Late for TEA!

So my card uses a tea bag folding technique called Dahlia Folding. The Lovely Leonie taught this technique at a Stampin Up class I attended. Thanks Leonie! 

So don't forget to head over to the Oh Alice Blog to check out the rest of the DT's Amazing Tea Bag foldings!

Friday, October 8, 2010

Mad For Markers Friday

Hi There Copic Lovers! I am sooo glad it's Friday today, could really use a big sleep in tomorrow. Although not too sure if I will get that with 5 kids...hehe! I can try right! Anyway onto Mad For Markers current challenge, which is to use a digital image. I have used another Spesch Stamp, called Bonnie with Flowers, isn't she just adorable!

Copic Used:
Skin - E11, E00, E000, R20
Grass & Flowers - YG97, YG95, YG93, YR00, YR02, Y13, Y000
Sky - BG000
Dress, RV34, RV32, E04
Rabit - C00, C1, C3
Hair - E79, E57, E33, E31

Hope everyone has a great weekend! I'll be back tomorrow with my Oh Alice Post!

Sunday, October 3, 2010


Alice didn't dare to argue the point, but went on: `-- and I thought I'd try and find my way to the top of that hill -- ' 

`When you say "hill,"' the Queen interrupted, `I could show you hills, in comparison with which you'd call that a valley.' 

`No, I shouldn't,' said Alice, surprised into contradicting her at last: `a hill can't be a valley, you know. That would be nonsense -- ' 

The Red Queen shook her head, `You may call it "nonsense" if you like,' she said, ` but I've heard nonsense, compared with which that would be as sensible as a dictionary!' 
--Ch. 2: Through the Looking Glass

Greetings from Wonderland!  Before we commence this week's challenge, LOTS of tea-toasting to our FABULOUS new October Guest at Tea:  DONNA BUDZYNSKI!   Donna's amazing work caught our eye a while back and we are thrilled to have her joining us!   A VERY MERRY unbirthday to you, Donna!  WELCOME!

The challenge this week is to use TEXT in a NONSENSE way - not to read, but as a pattern in your card. Use a page from an old dictionary or other book, stamp a background text stamp or use a text-patterned paper in your creation.  Link up your creations and the design team will stop by to do some CREATIVE READING as we look at your entries this week!

The Greeting Farm is our SPONSOR this week, and not only are we thrilled to have them again, the prize just got sweeter!  There is a RUBBER SINGLE OF CHOICE up for  grabs for this challenge AS WELL as the highly-sought after "Wonderland" digital stamp set!

Nonsense you say?   Believe it!  You have through Friday, October 8th at 8pm CST to enter to WIN the above prizes!  We'll announce our lucky winner on Saturday, October 9th with the next challenge here at Oh, Alice!

Good luck to all who enter our little Challenge here in Wonderland!

Don't forget to go and check out the Oh Alice Blog to see all of the Amazing DT's Gorgeous Creations!

Friday, October 1, 2010

Mad For Markers with Spesch Stamps

This month over at Mad For Markers we are having a coloring Digi Challenge. I have used this GORGEOUS Spesch Stamp called Bonnie. She is my absolute favourite from Spesch Stamps! So don't forget to enter this months challnege as the wineer will get a gift certificate to Spesch Stamps

Copics Used:
Dress - E04, R11, R000
Sash & Bow - RV29, RV25, RV23
Hair - E29, E25, E53
Bunny - C00, C1, C3, RV23, 0
Lace - E77
Flowers & Rhinestones - RV23, G14

My card has been colored using Xpress It Blending card and of Course Copics. All of which are available at  Mad For Markers

And if you have been thinking about entering our DT call you still have one more day to get your entry in, so what are you waiting for, head over to the Mad For Markers blog and sign up!