Monday, April 26, 2010

A card at last and some very EXCITING NEWS!!

Hi all, what a couple of weeks, my mojo went AWOL not sure it is back yet! Must get this of my chest been having a very trying time with bullying of my son, so forgot how cruel some children can be, needless to say every time I sat to craft all I could think about was this problem!! It is times like this that I wish I had been bright enough to home school my children, but I daresay that is not the answer either, anyway enough of this back to my sanctuary, my crafting world!!!
First pick me up last week was being inked by the Inky Impressions Girls, these are very talented ladies and there are always amazing entries, so did a happy dance Wednesday night much to Rusty's amusement, he joined in, game for anything (he is our German Shepherd). Still on cloud nine when Sammi emailed me to ask if I would join her Design Team at Mad for Markers, YES YES YES, so a another happy dance around the factory, good job there were no customers lol! So gone beyond cloud nine, I am so looking forward to working with her talented self and talented team, must admit just a little nervous as they are extremely talented, but so looking forward to it, the lovely Debra has swapped Tuesdays so I can take part in the current challenge on the 4th May, thank you. Our challenge which starts today for two weeks is Monochromatic (shades of one colour), please join us Sammi has a prize of a $10.00 voucher to her Mad for Markers Store, now I am sure we can all use an extra copic or two lol!
Anyway been trying to get this card made all week for the Anya Ink Challenge #2 Pink and Sparkly, glad it is running for two weeks and without realising it also fits our Mad for Markers Challenge.
This card is made for a gorgeous little girl who lives across the road who will be turning eight next month and is having a party on the 1st and her best friends Rosanna and Morgan are invited, they have so much fun playing in the court together, lovely bunch of children they have races, we had a talent show in the hols and the parents had to come and watch it was wonderful. Edward's ute is their Club House called 'Club House Rocket Star', lots of meetings, colouring and planning takes place there. Karly's mum and I have become friends too and sometimes meet to keep and eye on the children, couple of chairs on Lisa's front oh and where did that bottle of wine come from lol!
The number eight has been stamped randomly then I painted it and the flowers with Karly's name on with Simmerz Blingz Poinsettia Pink (from Susana's Store). Martha Stewart Monarch Butterfly punch, looooove this punch, used dazzling diamonds, chunky glitter, embellishments and kindyglitz. Pink is Karly's favourate colour.

Chloe has to be one of my favourate TGF images, which my crafting friend Emma has a whole stash of, went to Emma's for a play last Monday and Chloe came home with me, thanks Emma.
Coloured using my Copics, still experimenting with different hair colours and getting the light in the right place.


Anya Ink #2 - Pink and Sparkly
Creatalicious Challenge #9 - Wings and Flowers
A spoon full of Sugar 100 - Happy Birthday
Doodle Palace - Use Numbers/and or letters
Crafty Creations Challenge #64 - Distressing
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge 47 - Pink and Brown
S2S Challenges #53 - Spring has Sprung - use flowers
Simon Says Challenge - Things with Wings
Sew Many Challenges Week #12 - Anything Goes
Allsorts Challenge Week 49 - Photo inspiration (Butterfly bracelet)
Catts Friday Freebie - Simon says Challenge Things with Wings

Sorry it has been a long post, must be making up for lost time lol! Off to link up my new team members.

Hope you all have a fantastic week, happy crafting, take careX:) Yours floating on cloud ninety nineX:)


  1. Congrats on the design team!! I hope the situation with your son gets better. I know what you're going through though, I went through it with my oldest son when he was in the 6th grade. It's so hard to watch and in our case, the schools weren't much help. I was so glad when we were able to move and I had considered the home school angle myself but didn't feel like I was smart enough to do that for them. I do hope it improves and I will keep your son and you in my thoughts!!

    Awesome project! Your coloring is fabulous!! Love all the details!

    Thanks for joining us this week at Sew Many Challenges!!

  2. Wow this is gorgeous Annette, and so clever. Your colouring is amazing. So excited having you with us on 'Mad for Markers', congrats hon.
    Sue x

  3. WOW Annette...this is just gorgeous! I love it and I know Karly will love it as well! I love your hair on Princess Anya it looks awesome....Oh and congrats on the DT, great to have you on the team!

  4. Omg...this is stunning. So very clever. Hope all is better with your son. Thanks for visiting over my way and leaving a lovely comment.

  5. This is fabulous Annette, Love how you used the number 8 for your card, super idea.Love, Love all the Pink and sparkles.Good luck with the bullying on your son, it can be very hard for a Mum to see that happenin to one of our children but hang in there hopefully it will improve, Take care and tell your son to keep his chin up, he's a better person then they are, hugs xxxx Congrats on the DT, Im so looking forward to creating with You!!!

  6. Congratulations Annette on your success with the DT! Well-deserved.

    Bullying is such a very hard issue to deal with. Whenever I have had to discuss it with parents and help out in a bullying situation I often recommend the development of resilience. I dont know your situation or the circumstances but here is a link to a program I found very beneficial and use in my class Your teachers may even be familiar with the program as it is used in many schools.
    Good luck with it is never easy or simple.
    Alicia xx

  7. This is gorgeous girl, LOVE this design...and WOOOOHOOOOOOO congrats sweetie!

  8. Lovely card Annette. Good job on the colouring in. Take care

  9. This is GORGEOUS!! Looks to me like your MOJO is running back fast!! LOVE the figure 8 and your colouring! I'm sure that little girl is gonna love this!! So pleased to have you on the team now!!
    and I'm sorry to hear about what your son has been going through and how you must be feeling! Really hope things improve soon (that the school is helpful) and that he's OK!!

  10. WOW, this is fantastic. I can see why they asked you to join the DT.

    Thank you for sharing with us this week at Digital Tuesday challenge

  11. This is so pretty, she will love it!

  12. WoWzA, this is gorgeous!! And your Copic coloring skillz are just wonderful! TFS this beautiful creation!

  13. Congrats to you! Fabulous! Love your Karly card! This is so cute and unique! Very stunning! What lil' person wouldn't want his card! So fun!! Thank you for joining us for this weeks "Sew Many Cards Challenge“! I look forward to seeing more of your SUPER FABULOUS crafty works in the future!
    I invite you to hop on over and celebrate my DT positions with me by entering in my candy giveaway!
    Rach ~ Queen La Rubba

  14. what a gorgeous creation, Thankyou for sharing with Sew many cards, congrats on your DT post too, x carol

  15. This is a great card I love its shape!
    the flowers and the sparkly letters are so sweet

    Thanks for playing at Allsorts

    Emma xxx

  16. I will join and say wooohooo!! Congrats on being accepted on the DT! Your card is so unique! I love the colors and design!!
    Thanks for joining us at SMC Challenges!
    I hope that it gets better with your son. You're going through a difficult time. I will be thinking of you.
    Big Hugs

  17. Oh wow so so beautiful thank you for joining us at SMC
    Lorraine x

  18. AWESOME project!! Your coloring is FABULOUS!!! Hope the bullying situation gets resolved soon. My son has had that happen, too. It sure is frustrating when the school ignores it! Congrats on the DT!!! Thanks for sharing with us at SMC!

  19. What a super cute card. Congrats on your DT position well done. Hugs Bron

  20. Absolutely adorable! Thanks so much for joining us for Twisted Thursday at Shirley's 2 Girls!

    Peace & Luv,

  21. Just beautiful,fab colouring and love the sparkly butterflies!!! Thanks for joining us at Creatalicious!!

  22. Oh wow ! this is just fabulous :-)the images are all gorgeous :-)

    Congrats on your DT post :-)

    I hope the bullying is sorted out soon ,,, how awful for him and for you ,, poor boy :-/

    thanks for joining the Simon Says Stamp Challenge :-)
    Lols x x x

  23. Congrats on your new DT spot - AWESOME!!! And look at this fantabulous card - WOW Annette - what a gorgeous job you've done!

  24. So cute, thanks for playing with us this week at Sew Many Challenges. Hugs, Anita

  25. Congrats on the dt girl!!! Woo hoo!! I just love your number eight card!! So cute and your coloring of those sweet images rocks!!

  26. Nice card. Congratulations on making the DT for Mad for Markers - I'll have to hunt them up. Thanks for joining us at Sew Many Cards Challenges this week.

  27. Wow, what a great birthday card. Love all the details on it! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations Challenge.

  28. Hi Annette
    This is a fab card - love the shape and colours.
    Great news on your DT spots too - enjoy!
    Take care
    Debs xx

  29. Lovely pink and brown card. Thank you for joining us at CRAFT Challenge this week and good luck!

    Jo and Tigerlover.

  30. So cute...and so very sorry to read that your son is being bullied. Thank you for joining us at Shirleys2Girls for Twisted Thursday!

  31. OMGoodness! This is absolutely beautiful... can I have it? Heehee!
    Thank you for playing with us.

    Anya Ink-DT

  32. This is a lovely card Hunni!
    Thank you so much for coming over to play at C.R.A.F.T this week!

  33. Great job!! Thank you for playing with Shirleys2Girls!:)

  34. Beautiful, your mojo is certainly back. So sorry about your son being bullied, some kids can be so cruel and there is certainly no need for it. Thanks for playing along at SMC

  35. gorgeous card,love all the detail perfect for a little girl thankyou for joining us at c.r.a.f.t. this week

  36. What a beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at S2G this week!

  37. Oh my goodness, this is just adorable! I love all the pink, I think it is perfect for a little girl of that age. I love all the little embellishments. Congrats on your good news! I hope the bullying problems with your son works out soon.


Thank you for leaving a message, it is very much appreciated and certainly brings a smile to my face, happy crafting, take care, Annette X:)