Tuesday, November 30, 2010

So lucky

I have been so lucky this week to receive an award from lovely Leah. Leah gave me the "I got the Attitude Blog Award". Now I have to tell you three things that make me - "me" and then I can pass this award onto three worthy bloggers of my choice. I found this really hard to do so I asked my family.
My partner said that I have "an attention to detail". I know that he means that I can be a bit anal at times but he is too nice to say that. My 15 year old daughter said "Whatever, who cares" and my 17 year old son was on his laptop so I didn't go there. So, here are my three things:
Number 1: I have an attention to detail
Number 2: I believe that life is too short to be angry (lucky for my 15 year old hey!)
Number 3: I am working on my "everything needs to be straight" problem
Phew! thats done and now I can pass this award onto three very worthy winners who all make terrific cards. I hope you girls don't have as much trouble as I did with those three facts about yourselves.
Click on the links to visit these sites and also check out Leah's blog here and you will surely see some amazing cards and be inspired.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

So excited!!!

How excited am I you ask? WOW! Soooo excited! Cause I won the prize over at 7 Kids College Fund Challenge "Give thanks". The prize.... wait for it .... is a $75 voucher to use at their shop. How generous is that!!!!!  Thank you thank you thank you 7 Kids - I cant wait to shop.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Not so Christmas?

Posted by PicasaMy first Christmas card!!! Well not exactly. If you dont count the 7 Christmas cards that I have made to teach in classes this term or the 18 cards that I had to make before I was happy with the final 7 cards  - then it is my first christmas card! And... I chose a non traditional style so that I could enter it into the Mad for Markers Challenge and also the Copic Oz Christmas with a Twist Challenge. I have used papers from the Kaisercraft 6" paper pad Devonshire Collection and of course, Copic markers to colour in. I am also going to enter this card into the Stamp and Create Tis the Season Challenge, probably amongst lots of traditional coloured Christmas cards. 

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Its a Girl!

'Charli Ann' has joined our family. My cousin and his wife have had a baby girl and that makes three. Congratulations to you all! I can't wait to catch up with family at Christmas and have that little bundle in my arms. I made this card using a cute Tiddly Inks image, some October Afternoon and Thrift Shop papers and Copic markers R20, R21, R22, R43, RV10, YG93, E50 and E51. 
Luckily Stamptacular have a great sketch for Challenge No. 85 so I was able to use their sketch to make my card and then enter it in their challenge.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

She has arrived!

My CC Designs Fairy Tales Fiona stamp has arrived (in a parcel with a few other stamps as well - how does that happen?) I just love this cute image and couldn't wait to colour her in. I found a few challenges to enter her into. 7 Kids College Fund are having a Give Thanks theme
Lili of the Valley says that Anything Goes and
Crafty Emma Store are telling us to Think Pink
Posted by PicasaWe don't celebrate Thanksgiving here in Australia but I do think that it is always nice to acknowledge kind acts from friends and family and what better way to say thank you than with a handmade card.
Thank you for visiting me today.

Friday, November 12, 2010

It's the little things

Have you ever had weeds ... uh ... I mean flowers picked for you by your children? Well that's just what this gorgeous Tiddly Inks image reminded me of. That priceless look when they are so proudly presented to you - seems to instantly turn any we.. flowers into a dozen red roses.  This week, Crafty Emmas Store is having a Forever Autumn Challenge and Cupcake Craft have a sketch to follow so with these Autumn colours and the sketch turned a little bit around - I thought that I would enter this card into both challenges.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Unlikely combo

When I saw that Tiddly Inks was having a 'Colour me Olive, Purple and Mustard' Challenge, I thought that they had gone completely mad. I searched through my patterned papers and came up with..... nothing! So my challenge to myself was to create a card with only cardstock (and my trusty Cuttlebug) oh - and did I mention a few Copic markers too (that goes without saying). So with this unlikely combo of colours and a gorgeous image from Tiddly Inks, I then put together a quick card to enter into their Challenge. I really enjoyed making this card and now I am going to check out the back of my wardrobe to see if I can find those mustard coloured pants and my old purple corderoy jacket. Dont worry I am not going to wear them. Not in public anyway. LOL!

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Hide and Seek

So I had an afternoon spare and decided to drive to my not-so-local scrapbook shop just so that I could aimlessly browse at their fantastic range of patterned papers. I had no intention of buying anything. Yeah right!!! I always say that it is like going to the supermarket to buy milk. Who ever comes away with just milk? So.... some glue, some flowers, a paper pad, six different styles of patterned paper, some fancy pins and I am done. On my way home I have to nick into the supermarket. Uh-oh. Lucky they dont sell stamps.
The Copics that I have used are C1, C3, C5, C7, G82, G85, G94, G99, Y32, Y35, Y38, YR04, RV000 and Spica orange. I am entering this card into three challenges: Stamptacular are having a Hide and Seek Challenge7 Kids College Fund are having a Birthday Challenge and Bizzybecs are having a Cute and Sweet Challenge for November.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Beary Cute

Lili of the Valley are having a sketch challenge this week so it was a good excuse for me to use one of my new Lili stamps and to colour in with my Copics - (as if I really need a reason to do either). The colours I have used are R08, R46, E33, E35, E37, YG05, YG06, YG13 and YG17 plus some glue and snow white glitter. Lili have new stamps due out soon and I will neeeeeed one of each - they are so cute.