Saturday, October 30, 2010

Truly transparent

Where has the time gone? I feel like I haven't created a card in ages when in fact, that is all I have been doing. My daughter turned 15 recently and there were party invitations to prepare. She happened to see a side step card that I was working on and thought that that style would be perfect for the invites. Now I can make a side step card in my sleep - although I never want to make another one again!!!! LOL. Between invitations and that oh so special 15 year old birthday card I have also been preparing class cards to teach for this term. Two classes are done and so with only one more class to prepare, I found a bit of time for me to make a card and enter it into Cute Card Thursday  and Make it Monday Challenges. The real challenge for me was to photograph a transparent card.                                                                                      

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

For the Boys!

This very cute stamp from Lili Of The Valley arrived in the mail this week (along with just a couple of others - okay, okay 5 others) and I couldn't wait to stamp him up and colour him in red and brown (and blue and green - and yellow and grey - and brown and blue - and ... so I had lots of fun colouring him). This week I am entering my card in the CES challenge: Male Birthday card and Cupcake Craft Challenge: Boys and their toys. Then all I need to do is to find half a dozen five year old boys to give a card to. LOL. Sometimes, it is not about the giving - it is all about the colouring. Yours truly, Jenny: OCMU (Obsessive Copic Marker User).

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Out of my comfort zone

Talk about - out of my comfort zone. "Spooky" is not normally my 'thing', but I am up for a challenge.  I dont often have words in my vocabulary like: tearing, scrunching and crooked but I have somehow managed to do all three on this card ready to submit to:
  • CopicOz challenge N0. 3 - All Together Spooky
  • Cupcake Crafts challenge No. 112 - Scary Creatures
  • Stamp Something challenge - Halloween Somethings
The Copic colours that i have used are: BV02, BV04, BV08, YR15, YR16, YR18, E50, E51 and RV10. I don't really think that Drucilla looks all that scary but I do know what it feels like when I have had a bad day ... now that's scary!!!! :)

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Keeping it REAL

There are a few Challenges that I am entering with my 'Keeping it REAL' card.
  • All that Scraps have a Masculine theme, which is due today (thank goodness for the Aussie time difference)
  • Copic Creations Challenge No. 36 has an 'Orange' theme
  • Stamp Something says submit 'something punchy'
  • Colour Me Copic is asking us to colour clothes using shading
I am loving joining in on challenges and being inspired by all the wonderful card creations that I am seeing. Apparantly our internet usage has gone up considerably. It must be the kids. :o)
I have used Copic markers YR02 YR04 YR08 YR18 E33 E35 E37 E79 E50 E51 E53 RV10 B93 B95 and B97 

Monday, October 4, 2010

So cheeky

My nephew is turning 19 and I remember the day he was born like it was yesterday. When I saw this stamp from Stamp It, it reminded me so much of Ben as a little boy that I just had to have it. He still has the same cheeky grin, a football in one hand, food in the other and I dont think that he has changed much over the years. Well .....maybe a bit!