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!

Saturday, June 25, 2011

5 Today!

How cool is WS Ryan. I love his hair, it is just so much fun to color. I thought I would show Ryan a little bit of love, as he was feeling a little left out seeing as his Princess Friends are getting plenty of Love over at the Farm due to the Fabulous TGF Royalty competition. Don't forget that you still have one more chance left to be a part of the final four. Our week 4 challenge is to create using the 4 c's, so Carriage, Carrat (Bling), Castle and Crown! 

So while you all show our Princesses some love, here is Mr WS Ryan!

Copic Colors Used:
Hair - E29, E27, E23, E21
Vest & Tshirt - C1, C3, YG07, YG04, YG02, W7
Jeans - BG78, BG75, BG72, BG70
Skin - E000, E00, E11, R20

A special friend of my girls is turning five just a couple of days after my girls, so this is the card we made for him.

Well I need to go and get my girls Dressed for the day and go and sort out what sounds like World War 3 going on in my lounge room....hehe! 

We have a busy weekend with my Daughter Ella going for her next Karate belt this afternoon, it is usually pretty full on and she always does sooo well! We also have my oldest Son Brody playing his 50th Footy Game tomorrow. So he has lots of family coming to watch him and we have spent last night making him a banner to run through, it has come up pretty well!

Hope everyone is having a great Weekend!

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Welcome to the First EVER Deconstructed Blog Hop!

It's a Deconstructed Sketch Vacation Blog Hop! Jen is on vacation this week so she thought it would be fun to mix things up a bit this week and have a blog hop. And you know what a blog hop means... that's right PRIZES!! For this blog hop there will be TWO prizes, one for one very lucky commenter and one for one very lucky randomly drawn participant in the sketch challenge.

So what do you need to do? Well, hop around to all the design team blogs and leave a comment. The list is below so you can hop in your own order. Very easy! Second, take a look at the sketch and make a project using the sketch as creative inspiration, post it online (blog or gallery) and link it back to the InLinkz on Jen's blog. Again, very easy!! On June 27th, 2011 Jen will announce the winner of the comment prize on her blog. The winner of the sketch participation prize will be announced on June 30th along with the next sketch.

So what are the prizes? Well Jen has kept that a secret so you will need to take a trip to her blog to find out what the prizes will be! But they are sure to be BIG!

I have been playing around with my shading lately trying to get my skin to have more depth, you know like where you can make out a nose and shadowing in the corner of the eyes. Well my first attempt was pretty bad so I kept going wih another image and this is what I ended up with. I am pretty happy with her face, but I still need to practise! But, Oh well practise makes Perfect right?

Make sure to pop past the rest of the DT blogs to see what Gorgeous ceations they have come up with using this Sketch!

Deconstructed Sketch Vacation Blog Hop List:

Thanks so much for hopping with us today! 

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Another Scrap LO!

I created this LO for the Purple Pumpkin Sketch Challenge! I just love the embellishments you can get from them. I have used a Purple Pumpkin flower on this LO, I love how bright and funky it looks!

I have also used my April 'Nook' kit to create most of this LO with. I have to say that the colors and Papers from the April Kit are so not papers and colors I would normally pick, but I have to say that I have really enjoyed using this kit. Maybe I will get a chance to use my May kit before the July kit comes along...hehe!

Anyway here is the Sketch for the Purple Pumpkin Challenge

June Challenge

And here is my LO

I just realized that my lace bow is not sitting right in the photo as it was pretty windy when I took the photo of this LO this afternoon, oh well!

Ok I have played on the computer long enough, time to go and put my washing out and clean my bathroom....Aaarrrggghh! I hate Housework...hehe!

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Somewhere Over the Rainbow!

We took these photos of a Rainbow that was over our house a month or so ago and I have been wanting to scrap them ever since. I just love how the Rainbow goes right over the top of our house, it's looks pretty cool!

Over at My Scrapbooking Nook, one of the girls came up with a great challenge which was to use a Song Title in your LO, so here is mine, whch I have also created using the April Nook kit. I am slowly going through this one, so hopefully I will get to the May kit before the July one comes...hehe!

I do have another LO I have finished earlier this week using the April Nook kit as well. I will try to photograh it and put it up in the next few days. I am finding photograhing Scrap LO's a little harder than cards. Does anyone have anything in particular that they do when they take photos of their LO's?

Ok so I need to go and make a start on some Pumpkin Soup that I have been promising Hubby I am going to make for the last week...hehe! Should make him happy when he gets back from taking Ella to her State Training Karate session!

Friday, June 17, 2011

The Deconstructed Sketch meets Mad For Markers!

This week's Decontsructed sketch is meeting the Mad For Markers 'Brown Hair' Challenge!

So Brown hair challenge Meet Deconstructed Sketch...hehe!

I have to admit that I really struggled with this weeks Sketch! I did make a different card, but OMGosh I hated it and so you will not be seeing that card...hehe! I have been sick for the last week and it sure made an impact on my card making skills....hehe! So anyway I have done another card, which I am really happy with!

Copic Markers Used:
Hair - E29, E25, E23, E21
Hat - W7, R59, R29, R27, R24
Shirt - B99, B97, B95, C3, C1
Skin - E11, E00, E000, R20
Background - B0000, B00, 0

Now over at Mad For Markers our Challenge is a Brown Hair Challenge, so obviously My Matey Oliver has Brown hair!

Now if you want the chance to win 2 Brown Copic Markers then make sure to get your entry, as this weeks Challenge winner will get to choose 2 brown Copic Markers! How exciting is that!

Now for all your Copic needs make sure to pop over to the Mad For Markers Store!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Week 3 of TGF Royalty Contest!


YOur mission?  Create something Regal, Royal, or all of the above using the Sketch Jess provided...even if it's just a tiara, like Ballet Anya here, it all counts!

 Ok so I know I told you last week that my kids had been pretty sick, well lucky me they decided to share their germs and I have been in bed sick for the last 5 days. OMGosh I have never felt so crappy, no wonder the kids weren't happy! So anyway I am onto some antibiotics now and hopefully things will start to pick up! 

Hope you are all enjoying the TGF Royalty contest! I know I am, there are seriously so much fabulous entries in the Gallery!

Thursday, June 9, 2011

It's a Royal Deconstructed Sketch!

OK so it's time for Week 2 of our TGF Royalty Contest and this week we have a gorgeous INSPIRATION challenge.   Our friend and TGF Customer Jammie Clark has created a "Sweet and Toxic" Royal Wedding inspired cake that will serve as our inspiration piece for this week's challenge!   Use ANY TGF stamp and get INSPIRED by the following photo:

Want to play along?  We'd love to have you!  Just upload a card or project (layouts are great, too!) using this creative confection as your inspiration and upload to TGF Galleria>Contests/Challenges>TGF Royalty> WEEK 2-Inspiration and you have through Tuesday June 14th at 8pm CST to get those creations uploaded!

Now I have used this weeks Decontructed Sketch for my Card. Here is the Sketch:

Don't you just love it! I love round cards, they alwasy look just that little bit fancy...hehe! So here is my Wedding Themed card with the Gorgeous new Princess 3, I think she is just perfect for a Wedding Card!

Well it has been a crazy week here, we have a couple of sickies and it is not much fun, up most of the nights and then not very happy during the day. My youngest vomitted everywhere in the car today when I was on my way to an appointment. Needless to say I was late as I had to pull over and fix him up, my poor little man!

Hope everyone else is having a good week!

Monday, June 6, 2011

August is Here.....

Well Lil Pinkette August that is...hehe!

I have been working on this box for a little while and have finally finished it. It was all done with the exception of the image colored in, so when I saw that this weeks challenge over at Tickled Pink was 'Anything Goes', I decided that now was the time to finish it.

 My daughter got an Ipod Touch for her birthday and I decided to make this box for her to keep it in. She usually just leaves things around her room where her little brother can grab them and wreck them. Like last year when she got an Ipod Nano and 2 weeks after getting it her little brother had dunked it into the toliet like it ws a biscuit he was dunking in his coffee. Needless to say he stuffed it and we had to buy her a new one.....Ggrrhhhh!

SO I decided that this new Ipod Touch needed a better home.......

So she has been keeping her Ipod Touch in it SO far, well it has only been a day...hehe! 

We have had a pretty busy weekend with Karate and Footy here. On Friday night we had the Karate Victoria Dinner where they announced the Victorian State Team and I am SOOOOO excited to tell you that my 10yr old Daughter Miss Ella was selected....YAY! So it is on to the Nationals competition for her in August, which lucky for her and her Dad, is in Caloundra, QLD. We are so proud of Ella, she has been working really hard to get selected and all her hard work has paid off!

Ok so not to forget my Son Brody who kicked a Goal at footy yesterday, we were very excited. Way to go Brody! Plus they won as well, which always makes the day better...hehe!

Anyway I am off to take kids to the Dr's as I have 2 kids that are pretty sick and have been all weekend. I just hope they don't pass it on to anyone else, don't like my chances...hehe!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Introducing Her Royal Highness......

HELLO and WELCOME to a "ROYAL RELEASE"  DT Blog hop and contest announcement!  Today is release day and we have quite the cast of characters available now in the TGF store!  We are welcoming Ahoy!, Wild Sprout Ryan, and TWO brand new Princesses to The Greeting Farm!

That's some Royalty for you, for sure!   We want to make today's REGAL release memorable so we are not only excited about the new stamps in the store today, but also to kick-off our FOUR WEEK "TGF ROYALTY" contest!!!!   WOO HOO!

Each Wed. during the month of June, a new challenge will be issued.  That's FOUR WEEKS of Royal and Regal FUN and each week, we'll draw a winner for their choice of Princess 1, 2 or 3 single.
THEN, at the END of the 4 weeks, it will be time to narrow it down to FOUR finalists.  The WINNER of each week's challenge will be one of the four finalists to compete for the crown and be donned "TGF ROYALTY"!  Winner will be voted for on our Facebook page and the GRAND PRIZE will be the ENTIRE July Release!

To kick off Week 1, our theme is simply "Fairy Tale Fun".  Create a card or project using TGF stamps inspired by a fairy tale or prince/princess.

Upload your creations to TGF GalleryTGF Royalty>WEEK 1.  You have until Tuesday, June 7th at 8pm CST to upload your creations!
We have ONE more surprise for you today... to help kick-off our "TGF ROYALTY" contest, we have ONE MORE PRINCESS to release today!  Introducing, Princess 3: 

Not sure if you can see in this Picture, but I have added a lot of Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer Mist to this card to Sparkle Princess Anya up a bit, I mean ALL Princesses should have lots of Bling...hehe!

Have a REGAL time perusing the blogs today of:

You will have until 11:59 pm CST TONIGHT to comment and ONE LUCKY WINNER will take home the ENTIRE JUNE RELEASE!  Winner announced tomorrow on the TGF Blog!

GOOD LUCK, and enjoy our ROYAL RELEASE DAY, everyone!!!