Thursday, December 8, 2011

Ahoy There!

Ok, so I know it's been a long time between posts...Sorry! I have had a lot going on lately and although I have been coloring and creating I haven't been posting. 

So here is my Mad For Markers Post, although a little late...hehe!

I love this TGF Oliver stamp, he is such a cutie! I haven't had a chance to use him for a while and when I was asked for a boys card recently I decided to pull him out and ink him up.

This was a card a made for a little boys 1st birthday. Apparently the Mother of the little boy who recieved the card was so happy with the card that she has framed it! Can't say that any of my cards have ever been framed...hehe! Well there's a first for everything!

Copic Colors Used:

Skin - E11, E00, E000
Hair - E29, E27, E25, E23
Clothes - B12, B14, B16, C1, C3
Boots - E37, E35

My card was colored Using Xpress It Blending Card and Copic Sketch Markers, all of which are available over at the Mad For Markers Store.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Princess Anya!

Last weekend we went to a christening of our friends little girl and my Hubby was lucky enough to be asked to be her Godfather. It was a really nice day! 

I just love this Princess Anya, she is such a cutie and I thought she would make the perfect Christening card!

Copic Colors Used:
Hair - E79, E37, E35, E31
Crown - YR24, Y17, Y15
Dress - RV10, RV00, 0, W1, W00

I have used Copic Sketch Markers and Xpress It Blending card all of which are available from Mad for Markers!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

A Merry Little Tilda!

Ok so I was supposed to post this last week, but I was sick last week and then have just completely lost track of time and have never gotten around to posting this! So better late than never...hehe!

I have been trying to get a bit better wth my pleats and so this is another of my practices, I am happy with how this one turned out!

Copics Used:
Hair - E79, E37, E35, E31
Dress - R59, R29, R27, R24, C1, C3
Skin - E11, E00, E000, R20

I have used Xpress It Blending card and of course my trusty Copic Markers, both of which are available from Mad For Markers. Also Mad For Markers is taking part in the Copic Rewards Program so all your copic purchases will qualifiy you for rewards tokens that you can redeem for Awesome Prizes.

So start that Christmas shopping!

Monday, October 24, 2011

Art Journalling Monday!

I have been having so much fun participating in the TGF Heart Journalling Class, plus I have done Christy Tomlinson's Art Journalling class as well, OMG there are way too many new things that I want/NEED...hehe!

I thought I would share with you some more of my pages. I have to say that I have found Art Journalling to be really helpful in getting some things off my chest and expressing how I'm feeling! You know the old saying, "Better out than in" I definitely think this is true! Anyway hope you like my pages!

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Time to Play!

I was lucky enough to attend the 'Copic Conference' with the Lovely Sammi and so many other Gorgeous Women the other weekend. 

I had the BEST time!

I actually didn't get much coloring done...too busy gigging at everybody elses gorgeous creations, but I did manage to have a go at a couple of new color combos.

I am just loving this new Pink combo, thanks Sammi!

Hope you get a chance to play over the weekend and maybe try out some new color combos!

Thursday, October 6, 2011

It's a Twiddley Deconstructed Sketch!

This weeks Deconstructed Sketch is sponsored this week by the FANTASTIC Christy Croll of Tiddly Inks. Tiddly Inks digital stamps range from adorable and cute to funky and dark. There is something for everyone to love at Tiddly Inks. All of the images are hand drawn by Christy Croll and are high resolution digital images. You can find Christy’s images at the Tiddly Inks store and the Tiddly Inks Basement, discount store. As our sponsor this week Christy is offering a $10 gift certificate to one lucky sketch participant!

Tiddly Inks Digitals

Make sure to go and check them out cause they have the most Gorgeous Images! I have used the Sugar Plum Fairy, isn't she just the cutest!

Ok So I am in a bit of a rush tonight so I will try and come back later to list my Copics!

Make sure to go and check out the rest of our Amazing DT girls!

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Merry Christmas!

We have a Gorgeous Sketch for you this week over at Deconstructed Sketches. It's one of those Lovely Clean and Simple type ones!

I decided that maybe it was time to make my first Christmas card of the year. So I now have one down and way too many to go...hehe! I just love this Gorgeous TGF Blush Girl, she is just sooo adorable!

Copic Colors Used:
Hair - E79, E37, E35, E31
Skin - E11, E00, E000, R20, R22
Clothes - R59, R29, R27, R24, E41, E40
Background - E39, E37, G00, G000, 0

Of course my card has been colored using my Copic Markers on Xpress It Blending card, both of which are available from the Lovely Sammi over at Mad For Markers, not only is she just the Sweetest Person, her prices are Amazing, so make sure to check her out!

And make sure to check out the rest of the Amazing Deconstructed Girls

Thursday, September 22, 2011

A Late Birthday!

This week at Deconstructed Sketches we have a gorgeous little Sketch for you, well all of Jens Sketches are pretty Awesome...hehe! Here is this weeks Sketch!

This card is a card I have done for a special friend of mine, who is always about to cheer me up and always has something nice to say, she is just beautiful and I have to say that I think she is just the sweetest person I have ever met! And of course true to the title of this post, it is a little late in getting to her for her birthday, which was a couple of weeks ago...again, 'better than than never'...hehe! Anyway I hope she likes it!

Copics Used:
Hair - E27, E25, E23, E21
Skin - E11, E00, E000, R20
Dress - RV13, RV14, RV10, RV29, RV25

My Card is colored of course with Copic Markers and I have used Xpress It Blending card, which is just one of my absolute favourites to color on! All of which are available in the Mad For Markers Store.

Make sure to check out the rest of the Fabulous Deconstructed Girls Creations!

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Time for a Sketch!

It's Thursday again, which means it's time for another Deconstructed Sketch and this weeks sketch has to be one of my absolute favourites. It is such a classic sketch and I loved working with it!

Now I first saw these gorgeous Saturated Canary Digi's over on Krista's blog, but then I saw this image called 'Poppy, the Circus Girl' over on Claudia's blog and I knew that I had to have her. I also loved Claudia's Gold balloon, so I had to copy and have my own Gold Balloon...hehe!

Copics Used:
Dress - BG49, BG18, BG15, BG11
Top - R20, R11, R000
Hair - E79, E37, E35, E31
Mouse - C7, C5, C3, C1, R20
Balloon - YR24, Y17, Y15, Y13
Boots - C7, C5, C3
Skin - E11, E00, E000, R20, R22

My card is colored using Xpress It blending card and of course copic markers, all of which you can get from the lovely Sammi over at Mad for Markers.

Don't forget to go and check out the rest of the Deconstructed Girls.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Some Art Journalling!

Ok, so I have gotten caught up in the whole Art Journalling craze that is going on at the moment. I have nearly finished Christy Tomlinson's 3 Hearts - Art Journalling online course and I have to say that OMGosh that Woman is one talented lady and I have learn't SO much from her class. I am just LOVING it!

Anyway I have also been participating in the TGF Heart Journalling each week, which is great as there is a new topic each week to use to help prompt you on your pages! So I thought I would share with you a couple of the pages I have done, but I warn you that I am very new to this so please be kind...hehe!

So this page we had to do a Graditude Page. I chooose to do a page just about being thankful about my family. I know I didn't go into any detail, but I had a lot of fun playing with new techniques. If you click on the pictures it will bring up a bigger version for you to see!

Now this page was about layering, which I have done with lots of papers and paints. I just love this color combination. I had just gotten my order of Liquidtex Inks, which is a liquid acrylic paint and OMGosh I love these, I definitely need more colors. The only down side to starting something new like Art JOurnalling is finding all these new and Awesome products that I HAVE to have...hehe!

Anyway Hope you having a nice weekend, it is pretty crappy here, cold and raining, so a perfect day to craft. In fact I have just finished a Scrapbook LO, which I will share with you another time as I don't want to overload anyone! Might go and get a background ready for my next Art Journal Page!

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Deconstructed Sketch 18

Can you believe that we are already at Sketch 18, time sure does fly when your having fun with sketches! And this week we have another Awesome Sketch for you. I have actually turned the sketch on it's side for something different. That's the great thing about sketches, you can turn them around or flip them upside down. 

Here is this weeks fun sketch!

Copics Used:
Hair - E55, E53, E51
Guitar and Shoes - R29, R27, R24, C1, C3
Pants - E27, E25, E23
Shirt - B91, B93, B95
Ground - W5, W3, W1
Skin - E11, E00, E000, R20, R22

I have used Xpress It Blending cardstock and Copic Markers, all of which are available from Mad For Markers! Make sure to pop over to the challenge blog to join in our current challenge!

Monday, September 5, 2011

How crafty are my kids!

It was birthday at the end of July and I have been meaning to show you all the Gorgeous Cards that my older two made for me. They sure are creating some gorgeous cards!

This first card is by my oldest. He is 11 and has only just started to use my Copics, but he is picking it up so quickly. I was so impressed when he gave it to me.

This second card was done by my oldest daughter, who is 10. She has been using my Copics for a while and she is actually really good now. I mean look at that hair, pretty cool huh! 

Do you think they both know that my favourite color is Pink... hehe! Pretty obvious hey! Anyway just wanted to show off how very talented these guys are!

Plus I was a very lucky girl and got an iphone for my birthday. I HAVE been nagging my hubby for one for about the last few months and I was very excited when I got one for my birthday. I have to say that I LOVE it. It is so much fun and I am totally addicted to Words with Friends, love it...hehe!

If anyone has any awesome apps they have and would like to share I would love to know what ones are your faves!

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Deconstructed Sketch meets Simply Betty!

Today we are sponsored by Simply Betty Stamps here at the Deconstructed Sketch. Simply Betty Stamps is stamp company dedicated to producing stamps that are FUN, FUNKY and just a little bit DIFFERENT than your everyday stamps. Betty offers stamps in deeply etched red rubber, clear and digital formats. You are sure to find something to love!

Our prize for one lucky sketch participant this week is THREE stamps from Betty's newSweet Gothic Kids Halloween line of clear stamps and this week Jen is picking that stamps and she's chosen Pumpkin Carvin' Alex, Witch Wednesday and Tily Vampire! Entries will be accepted from today until September 7, 2011 at 8 pm CST!

Be sure to check out what the other Deconstructed Sketch Girls have made using this fantastic line from Simply Betty!

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Not much happening!

I'm sorry that I haven't been around lately, but I have had a lot going on in the last few weeks and to be honest I just haven't felt like creating.  So I haven't made a card for a good couple of weeks and although it is strange to not pick up my copics for that long, it has actually felt nice. Although I have been having a lot of fun playing with this whole Art Journalling thing, learning some new things and just having some fun getting messy! I will show you what I've been up to later.

Anyway it was my girls birthday in July and I know I showed you one of their cards, but I didn't show you the other one, so here it is!

Copic Colors Used:
Hair - E55, E53, E51
Dress and Shoes - RV29, RV25, RV23, RV00
Socks - BG72, BG70
Ground - W5, W3, W1, 0
Sky - C1, C00, B000, B0000, 0

Monday, August 15, 2011

I can see Clearly now at TGF!

It's gonna be a BRIGHT and SUNSHINY day for sure at The Greeting Farm!  Hooray!

Today is the day- two new sets are available for purchase as we are proud to debut our new line of CLEAR stamps!  


Here is my project using the My Fairy Princess set:

We are SO excited to begin today's hop combining some TGF 'alum' with our Farmers!   Be sure to check out the TGF BLOG for a complete list of links, as one lucky winner will receive BOTH sets just for commenting and participating in the hop!  And just in case you get lost along the way in all of the excitement that is CLEARLY is the list:

and our Farmers!

That's it for me today, but be sure to head over to the TGF BLOG, where it's ALL beginning!  HAPPY RELEASE DAY, everyone!

Sunday, August 14, 2011

It's all about to become Cyrstal Clear!

Hey, everyone!

I am back to fully reveal what may have been just a cloudy snippet yesterday... did you see through our little surprise or are you CLEARLY stumped?

Well, wonder no more because some of the cherished members of the TGF alum along with the Farmers are thrilled to bring you a BRAND NEW line by TGF: 


Before we go any further, these stamps are not replacing our rubber line.  We are testing the waters to bring you some fun new designs, and most of all QUALITY stamps!  To add to the fun, we also have the opportunity to bring you some RE-RELEASES, in addition to NEW releases and we are excited to get started with our first two sets!  

Bantastic & Fairy Princess

I have used Fairy Princess and I have to say that these little darlings are just soooo adorable and perfect for all those little or big Princesses in your life!

I have kept my card nice and simple, which is not usually my style, but I have to say I really like how this came out! My Fairy Princess really stands out like this!

So, what do you think?  Are you CLEARLY stunned or could you see RIGHT THROUGH our snippet yesterday?   Anxious to try the new line?  Well, be sure to leave a comment on the TGF BLOG to see who ELSE is previewing the FUN'll see some familiar faces in addition to our Farmers and there's a SET OR TWO UP FOR GRABS there, too!

See you tomorrow for the official release of our first two CLEAR stamp sets, Bantastic and Fairy Princess.  Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Something New is coming to TGF!

"Something delightfully different is THE GREETING FARM!
Can you guess what it is?   I'm thrilled to be a part of an exciting preview to be revealed TOMORROW, August 14th!

Some of our dearest TGF alum is back along with the Farmers and we have a surprise for you coming... so be sure to tune into the TGF BLOG today and leave your guess as to what that might be!   Are we too transparent?  ANY idea as to what this special, mid-month release could be?  Well, stay tuned and I'll see you back here tomorrow to see if you're still stumped or if you've seen RIGHT THROUGH to what we're about to reveal!

Clearly excited,

Thursday, August 11, 2011

One for the Boys!

I thought I had scheduled this post for Thursday night, but it seems I didn't.... I have had a really bad few days so I am sorry Jen that this is late, but here it is! Anyway some things are worth waiting!

I looked into my stash of cards the other day and realized that I didn't have any boys cards in my stash, so I decided to get my TGF Creepers out and make a boys card!

I have used this weeks Gorgeous Deconstructed Sketch, which of course is designed by the beautiful Jen. Here is this weeks sketch.

Copic Colors Used:
Hair & Thongs - C10, C8, C7, C5
Jeans - B99, B97, B95
Shirt - YG99, YG97, YG95

Make sure to check out the rest of my Fabulous Deconstructed Team mates.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Deconstructing Tickled Pink!

Well another week has gone by and here we are at Thursday again, which means it time for another Deconstructed Sketch. This weeks Sketch is being sponsored by the Fabulous 'Tickled Pink Stamps'
Tickled Pink Stamps has their very own range of stamps including the Lil Lolitas, Lil Lads and Lil Pinkettes, as well as Sentiments and matching dies!

Hope you get a chance to play along with us this week!

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Something a Little Different!

I have something a little different for you today, I have been so inspired by all this Gorgeous Art Journalling that I have been seeing lately that I just had to have a go! Plus TGF is doing and Art Journalling like challenge and the first challenge is wings and things. So this is my entry for this weeks challenge.

The very first time I saw Art Journalling was on the very Talented Jen Shults Blog, WOW her stuff is Amazing!

I have to say that I had soooo much fun doing this and I am definitely going to be doing more and considering that it is my very first page I am really happy with how it turned out. But of course I had to use my absouletly favourite stamps, TGF and of course my Copics....they are always close by....hehe!

I have also enrolled in Christy Tomlinson's Art Journlling class and I am so excited to be learning from Christy, you just have to check out her blog to see her Gorgeous Work! And I apologize in advance if after seeing her blog you just HAVE to enrol in her class....hehe!

Copics Used:
Hair - E57, E55, E53, E51
Dress, Shoes & Socks - RV00, RV02, RV04
Skin - E11, E00, E000, R22, R20

Hope you like my Art Journalling and are inspired to maybe give it a go yourself! I definitely can't wait to play some more!

And don't forget for all your copic needs you can find them over at the Mad For Markers Store.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

The Frog Prince!

I just love the idea that every Frog could be just 1 kiss away from being your Prince Charming! Although lucky for me I found my Prince Charming 17 years ago this Saturday. I can't believe that I met my Husband 17 years ago this weekend and we have been inseparable ever since, crazy huh! Love ya baby!

This weeks Deconstructed Sketch sees us doing our 11th Sketch, Time sure has flown! But WOW we have had so many Gorgeous Sketches to work with and this weeks is no different!

Copic Colors USed:
Frog - YG67, YG63, YG61, YG99
Crown - YR24, YR15, YR13
Ground - W3, W1, W00
Background - B0000, B00, 0

Hope you get a chance to play along!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Happy Birthday to my Girls!

Yesterday was my Twins 5th Birthday! I can't believe that are now 5, time sure flies when your having fun! We did attempt to go to the Melbourne Zoo for the day, but as we headed off it started to rain, so we changed our minds and headed off to the Melbourne Aquarium. We had a Great time, one of my girls fell in love with the great BIG Grey Nurse Shark, she followed it around the Aquarium as it swum around!

Anyway so for Lily's card I have used this weeks Deconstructed Sketch. I have actually turned the sketch on it's side, so if your having trouble seeing the sketch in my card just image it turned around!

Copic Colors Used:
Hair - E08, YR07, YR04, YR02
Dress and Shoes - YG99, YG97, YG95, YG93, E50, E51, E53
Skin - E11, E00, E000, R22, R20
Ground - W5, W3, W1
Cloudy Background - W1, W00, B000, B0000, 0

I am going Away for a few days so will show you Charlotte's card when I get back!

Don't forget that if you are in Australia or New Zealand you can get all your copic needs as well as all the new The Greeting Farm stamps from Sammi over at Mad For Markers!

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Deconstructed Sketch 9

Happy Thursday everyone! It's the first Thursday of July at Deconstructed Sketches and you know what that means? It's time for another sponsored Deconstructed Sketch. This week we are very happy to be sponsored by By Lori Designs, digital stamps created by our very own Lori Boyd.
 Lori'sLollipopsSugar Sticks and Puddle Jumpers are just adorable and so perfect for any occasion. Lori is very generously offering a $20 gift certificate to her store to one lucky (randomly drawn) sketch challenge participant! We hope you can join us this week. All entries are due by July 13, 2011 at 8 pm CST.

Here is our Sketch for this week!
For my card today I have used the Gorgeous 'Ella's Umbrella', Isn't she just Adorable! Lori has sooo many Gorgeous Images which made it very hard to choose just one...hehe! make sure to pop past yourself and have a look!

Now I have just realized that I forgot to color in Ella's umbrella handle...Oh well...hehe! 

Copic Colors Used:
Hair - E79, E37, E35, E31
Umbrella & Boots - R22, R20, R01
Dress - B91, B93, 0, W3
Frog - YG91, YG93, W5, 0
Water - BG75, BG72, BG70

To see the rest of the DT's Gorgeous Cards mke sure to stop past the Deconstruced Blog!

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Bubbles & Red Velvet!

I just LOVE Masterchef and in a couple of the latest episodes the have made these Red Velvet Cupcakes, so I decided to look them up and find a recipee and give them a go. While I was making these I was chatting away to the lovely Sammi and she demanded that I take pictures to show her the finished result...hehe! So Sammi, this is for you...hehe! Here is what they looked like and I have to say the were absolutely delicious, everyone loved them.

Ok so onto some Scrappin!
There seem to be lots of these Gorgeous Banners floating around on LO's lately and so I decided to give them a go on  this page of my youngest playing with his bubbles. I am really happy with how it turned out. I wanted to keep this LO simple to show off the photos of Oscar playing with the bubbles!

 I am having so much fun scrapping at the moment, you will definietly be seeing more from me! Especially after today I recieved my July Nook kit and OMGosh it is Gorgeous! Lots of October Afternoon 5 & Dime, and it is very NICE...hehe!

Thursday, June 30, 2011


So today is my friend Annette's birthday and ANYONE who knows Annette knows that her favourite color is PURPLE. So here is the card I made for her. I was going to go with all Purple, but I then decided that it needed something else so I added in a small bit of yellow, I am really happy with it! And so was Annette when I gave it to her this morning!

I have used this weeks Deconstructed Sketch, which was such a Pretty sketch this week! All the Girls have made some gorgeous cards this week, so make sure to go over and check them out!

Copic Colors Used:
Hair - E37, E35, E33, E31
Dress - V09, V06, V04, V01, V000
Shoes - Y17, Y15, Y13
Skin - E11, E00, E000, R20
Eyes - E37, V04, V01

I have tried a different hair combination today, more of a golden brown! I really like it. I am about to start to put together a note book with all different copic color combinations that I have tried or am trying. Just to keep a record of different combinations that I like. So many times I try a new one, but then down the track forget what it was I used, so I am hoping this will expand my colors that I use, lets hope so anyway....hehe!

Don't forget that over on the Mad for Marker challenge blog we have a 'Red Hair' Challenge going on, and you know the saying, 'You've gotta be in it to win it!' So get over there and have a go!