Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Sea Shell Easel Card with Mermaid Anya and Mer Ian

Hi all, where does time go, don't know if it is just because I am getting older, I didn't think it was possible but this year is going by way faster than last year lol! Spent the weekend in the neglected garden, then worked and went to Morgan's Musical Concert last night, some very talented children it was lovely listening to them playing their individual instruments and solo and duet singers. Morgan is in the choir and is loving it! It really brings a smile to my face when I hear him singing away to himself (practising his notes).

Anyway this card is created for a lovely friend who loves water, she played water polo for many years (couldn't find a water polo digi), and loves the beach so I thought of Mer Ian (digi) then a quick visit to my TGF addict Emma borrowed Mermaid Anya (don't think there are too many she hasn't got), now those who visit me know I looove Easel cards and do try and find a different shape to make so today we have a Sea Shell (hope you all can recognise it! It did try to colour a sea background but I need lots more practice so I cheated and used some dsp I had. Which I sprayed with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist Marshmallow, which I got yesterday (there is a wonderful craft shop up at Bacchus Marsh, so got a pass out from work a little earlier so I could visit before the concert) hehe. Just added the finishing touches nicely.

Both merpeople are feather blended which is our challenge over at Mad for Markers, you have until 30th May to enter, Sammi is giving a set of ciao markers to the winner, we would love to see your creations. It really is a gorgeous technique and Sammi has a tutorial for you to.

I decided to use Champagne stickles on Ian and used kindyglitz on both of the images, pink embellishments in Anya's hair. Distressed all the edges of the card, though difficult to see on the base. I left my sandpaper at work, but managed to find some sand in my craft cupboard, don't ask! I really don't like throwing anything away. The sea shells and charms etc are from my stash.

Copic Colours used: (available from Sammi here in Australia)

Hairs - E50, E51, E53, E35
Skin - E00, E000, R20
Tails etc - G00, G02, G05, R30, R32, R35, RV04, FV2


Anya Ink #1 - Easel Card
Anyone for Anya - Double Trouble
Inky Impressions #35 - Flowers (I have used 'O' for circles = pink embellisments, 'e' for easel card and 'r' for distressing.
A Spoon Full of Sugar #105 - Celebration card
Sophisticat Challenge Blog 32 - Splish Splash
Pile it On #20 - Out of the Box - Easel Card
Sew Many Challenges #15 - Anything Goes
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge #51 - Birthday or celebrations
Stampin Sisters in Christ #40 - Distressing
Crafty Creations Challenge #68 - Encouragement/Celebration
Rosie D's Challenge #71 - Easel Card
I love Digi Challenge #7 - Charming

Thanks for visiting, happy crafting, take careX:)

Sneak Peak Birthday Sheep and Chicken

Hi all, just a quick post as I have another to do which should have been done yesterday, but time got away on me. The two images on release this week (tomorrow) are Birthday Sheep and Birthday Chicken, so I decided to have the chicken coming out of the box, 'birthday surprise', I coloured them using copics. Next week will be my last week as a Doodle Palace Princess.

Here is a close up, just gone over a little with the red lol! But this is really small lol!

Please visit the other Doodle Palace Princesses tomorrow to see their wonderful creations.

Our challenge this week is create a birthday card using the colours of your flag, so please come and join us if you can.

Thanks for visiting, happy crafting, take careX:)

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Doodle Palace sneak peak Birthday Cow

Hi all, the latest new release at Doodle Palace is 'Birthday Cow' and 'Marshmallows and Hotdogs', I have to show you 'Birthday Cow' and thought they would be perfect on party straws to take away as gifts (one of my other addictions is Tupperware and the pink straws are Whistling Straws I bought a while back, they are fantastic and they go through the dishwasher!) So we have a pink, blue and of course a Purple decorated straw! The sparkly purple straw is a normal straw, Rosanna said we needed one on a ordinary straw too!
These cuties are coloured using my copics available from Sammi at Mad for Markers.

Now we made a Milkshake (seemed only appropriate), does it look a little purple lol! Can't say how fast I had to take this photo as R & E were eager to drink!! He He!!

Our challenge this week is to 3d your image, (layering or popping it up), so if you come and join us over at the palace, there are always two winners who get to choose two digital images from the Doodle Palace Store. Please come visit the palace tomorrow to see what the other Doodle Palace Princesses have created.

Could only find one one Challenge out of the challenges I normally try to enter and that is

By The Cute and Girly Challenge - Celebrations

Thanks for visiting, happy crafting, take careX:)

Feather Blended Sunflower Easel Card for Mad for Markers

Hi all, first just gotta tell you, I got picked in the top 5 for Creatalicous Challenge #9, can't tell you how chuffed I am! There were over 240 entries! Still floating on cloud nine. Another tick on my achievement list, now back to why I am really here lol!
Today is the second day of our 'Feather Blending Challenge over at Mad for Markers, I finally got Penny coloured up (she is available from my DT sister Tracey), isn't she just gorgeous! She really lends herself to lots of blending. She is of course coloured using copics which are available from Sammi, who also has a tutorial on feather blending here. Just to show you how versatile these copics are I coloured the pearl embellishment on the small flower. Used my MS butterfly punch for the butterfly with pearl embellishments and kindyglitz. Originally I cut blue to the sunflower shape and didn't like it I felt this looks like a blue sky background.
A close up of Penny, used special effects for her beautiful eyes.

Colours Used

Clothes - B00, B02, YR00, YR02
Skin - E000, E00, R20
Hair - E50, E51, E53, E35, Y26, YR00
Sunflower - E53, E35, E99, Y11, Y15, YR00, G05
and 0 (colourless blender) be lost without this one lol!

Please pop back each day to see the Design Teams wonderful creations and we are looking forward to seeing your creations too!!

The PRIZE for this challenge will be the Copic Basic set of 12 Ciaos and a pack of Xpress IT blending card.

As Mad for Markers is only currently selling to Australia and New Zealand, only residents of these countries are eligible for the prize however everyone is invited to join in our challenge just for the fun of it and may be picked in our top 3. The prize winner will be a random selection.

Entries close Sunday 30th May at 9am (Sydney time). LINK your entry up in the sidebar.


Cupcake Craft Challenge #91 - Blooming Charming
Pollycraft Challenge *44* - Summer Blooms
Incy Wincy Designs #40 - Blast from the Past (I used to have a puff ball skirt many, many years ago)
Rosie-D's Challenge #42 - Easel Card
The Corrisive Challenge Blog #64 - Easel Card
Allsorts Birthday Challenge Week 52 - Birthday (They have a blog hop going on to celebrate)
I love Digi Challenge 7 - Charming
Sew Many Challenges #14 - Easel it
ABC Challenge 'U' - Unused Stash (embellishment flower, dsp)
Quixotic Challenge #25 - Let Your Garden grow
Cute Card Thursday Challenge #112- Someone Special
Inky Impressions #34 - Summer Creation

Thanks for visiting, happy crafting, take careX:)

Friday, May 14, 2010

Lili having Fun in the Sun

Hi all, Been playing again, thought I would have a go at using my new butterfly punch again, did I say how much I looooove it lol! So had a go at shaping it around this circle easel card. Thought Lili Scooting was so appropriate for summer fun. Coloured her using Copics, must say just a little tricky cutting her out, been lots of tricky/fiddly bits with this card. Over at Inky Impressions Yahoo Group, there are a couple of challenges going on and a Mingle, there is a Mingle each month, after signing up has finished you get assigned a partner and you send each other a card, have taken part 3 times now, it is so much fun, if you like this idea you should come and join the group, they are a wonderful bunch of ladies.
A close up of Lili, I used special effects on her eyes, lips, knee pads and scooter. The sun charm has written on the back "Made with a Smile".

A close up the flowers I made, sat last night with needle and thread and ribbons and just messed and this is what I came up with, must say I am quite pleased with them, don't know what to call them. Didn't have peach in my stash so shall just have to go shopping lol! Going to buy some white and have a go at colouring with my copics, should be fun!

Inky Impressions Yahoo Group Challenge 1 - Flowers
Inky Impressions Yahoo Group Challenge 2 - Summer Fun
Copic Colour Challenge #64 - Goo, BG23 and BV02
SG2 Challenge #56 with a Twist - Home with Ribbon (Lili Scooting from and too home lol!)
Cute Card Thursday Challenge #112 - Someone Special (my Inky Mingle Partner)
Flutter by Wednesday Challenge #109 - Paper Piercing (holes for the brads)
Quixotic Challenge #25 - Let your garden grow - make your own flowers
ABC Challenge U - U for unused Stash (brads and SU dsp)
Wild Flower Wednesday Challenge #14 - Ribbon, Sparkles and dimension (flowers, etc)
Tuesday Taggers Challenge - Step Out of Your Comfort Zone
Crafty Creations Challenge #67 - Around the world, (Lili will be going postal to my Mingle Partner, the last 3 have been in the USA)
Alphabet Challenge Blog B - B is for Butterfly
Creatalicious Monthly Challenge #9 - Flowers and Wings

Thanks for stopping by, happy crafting, have a wonderful weekend, take careX:)

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Sweet Pea with Flowers

Hi all, hubby didn't need me at work today, so I have had a little time to play YEH!!

So out came the Sweet Peas, (ching-chou kuik's Fantasy Art Collection sheet 14 #plate43). I love these girls but am slightly intimidated when it comes to colouring them, but as they say practice makes perfect (hopefully, eventually lol), and of course she is coloured using my copics.

Finally got to us my MS Butterfly border punch, soooo loooove these punches. Sentiment is from Sweet Pea Stamps too (link in sidebar).
The butterfly is sparkly, just doesn't show in photo.

Had a few challenges in mind and couldn't decide on a layout, when I read Randi's blog and came across Kaitlyn's sketch which closes soon, so hopefully I make it.


Sweet Pea Stamps May Challenge - May Showers bring Flowers
Sweet Pea Stamps Challenge - Colour combo Pink, Green & Brown
ABC Challenge - B is for Butterflies
The Burtonesque Dolls Challenge #2 - a character out of one of Tim Burtons movies, this reminded me of Alice in Wonderland in the garden, so hope it qualifies.
By the Cute and Girly - Celebrations

Creatalicious Monthly Challenge #9 - Flowers and Wings

Whimsical Wednesday The Diedrich Dare Challenge #34 - Kaitlyn's sketch + Ribbon
Off to practice a little more colouring, especially hair, who to colour next mmm,

Thanks for visiting, happy crafting, take careX:)

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Sneak Peak Summertime Treats

Hi all, this week I have used 'Summertime Treats' and decided to make a Party Invitation, felt like some bright colours so used Orange as my base. Coloured this cutie using my copics, just loving these new markers, which you can now buy here in Australia from Sammi at Mad for Markers.


Doodle Palace Challenge #37 - Annmaree's Sketch
Pile it On Challenge - Cute and Cuddly

Dare U to Digi - Anything Goes

The Burtonesque Dolls Challenge #1 - Stripes
Lexi's Creations Challenge 14 - Animals

Thought I would show you my beautiful Mother's Day card Rosanna (she has her own blog now, When my Jobs are Done) made for me using the same sketch and my NEW butterfly punch again, its gotta be my turn next lol! I think she has done a fantastic job of the colouring.

Thank you for visiting, happy crafting, take careX:)

Crystal's AWESOME Anniversary Blog Candy

Hi all, first post for today, just to show you this awesome blogaversary Candy from Crystal.

Here is a list of the wonderful goodies.

1. New Basic Grey 6x6 pad Max & Whiskers
2. New Basic Grey 6x6 pad Cappella
3. 4 Packs of K&C Company Paper Ribbons - Wild Raspberry, Christmas Cheer, Ancestry, Brenda Walton Valentine
4. My Favorite Things Pure Innocence Better Get Better
5. CC Designs Swiss Pixies Nora on a Swing
6. Flourishes Set Flowers for a year
7. Whimsy Stamps Crissy Armstrong Collection Proud Momma and Accessories
8. Whimsy Stamps Pretty Peartunia
9. Spellbinders Nestabilities Large Labels
10. Martha Stewart Edge Punch Scallop Dot
11. Making Memories Flowers 2 Jars with 60 blossoms in Each
12. Flower Soft Citrus Crush
13. Flower Soft Raspberry Fizz
14. Flower Soft A pack of 10 Soft Wires
15. Cuttlebug Embossing Folder Diamond Plate
16. Tim Holtz by Cropper Hopper Embossing Powder Container can be altered check out his website

Can't say I haven't got my fingers, toes, etc crossed lol! Ends 12th June.

Please go see the talented Crystal she has a fantastic blog with many, many wonderful creations.

Thanks for visiting, happy crafting, take careX:)

Tuesday, May 4, 2010


Hi all, our challenge #2 over at Mad for Markers is a Monochromic (Shades of one colour) now I have been trying others colours lately but just had to do PURPLE for this challenge, this Sweet Pea is ching chou kuik's Red Hearts. I felt like a round easel card (moon shape, using my CM Cutting System) to try and create a nightime effect. Have stitched the Lilac Cobweb Paper onto the Lilac Avenue DSP onto the card, have used Metallic Sculptured crazed paper for the moon. Placed these gorgeous roses on Kaisercraft flowers and used stickles and the larger one. Don't think I have quite got it right so just look the gorgeous bow lol!
A closer look to show you the subtle glitter on her wings and body, special effects on eyes and hearts
Isn't this ribbon just gorgeous so glad the sparkle came out in the photo. Purple stickles for butterflies


Hair - BV0000, BV00, BV02, BV04, BV08
Dress, Gloves, Mouth, Face and Body - V000, V06, V12, V15, V17
Necklace and Bracelet - FV2
Eyes - G21

Cardstock SU and Kaisercraft (lilac Avenue) and lilac cobweb (stash)

Flowers and Pin - Bizzy Becs (Bec makes the pins herself) and Kaisercraft

Brad SU make a brad

Butterflies - Martha Stewart Border Punch

You have until Sunday 9th May to enter Challenge #2, prize is a $10 voucher to Sammi's store, great news for New Zealand Sammi is now selling there.

Please go and visit Mad for Markers to see what the Talented DT have to show you. There is a gorgeous creation posted every week day. Thought I would try and get it into a challenge or two to spread the word.


Bizzy Becs May Challenge - Embellishments and Bling

Incy Wincy Design Challenge #40 - Anything Goes

C.R.A.F.T. Challenge #48 - Shaped card anything but a square or rectangle

Quixotic Challenge #23 - How Distressing

Stampin Sisters in Christ #37 - Stitching, faux or real

It's a Crafters Companion Crafters Challenge #9 - Monotone

The Creative Card Crew Challenge #49 - Flowers

Creatalicous Challenge #9 - Wings and Flowers

Sammi and Marcia have some awesome candy going see this post.

Thanks for visiting, happy crafting, take care, AnnetteX:)

Monday, May 3, 2010

Yorkshire Air Ambulance - Ronnie Relaxing

Hi all, hope you have all had a wonderful weekend, just wondering where ours went, they seem to go far to quickly!!!
Today I would like to bring your attention to a fundraiser for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance (England). For full details visit Emma, but the basics is Paula from Pollycraft has created this lovely Digi 'Ronnie Relaxing' for Emma and all monies (1.50 GBP) made are being donated to Yorkshire Air Ambulance. Emma has also got a challenge going with some wonderful prizes so if you have time please try and support her and take part.
Not that this is anything to do with it but had many enjoyable stays/wanderings around Yorkshire, beautiful place, especially loved the Shambles in York and the castle.
This card is for a good friend in Englands, now I cringe when it comes to male cards but think this has turned out o.k.

Challenges (hopefully will spread the word a bit more)

Allsorts Challenge #50 - Animals

Rosie D's Challenge #70 - Sooooooooooo Yummy (Biscuits, crisps and a lovely cuppa tea)

The Corrosive Challenge Blog #62 - Lets Celebrate

Pile it on Challenge #17 - Boyish colours

Alphabet Challenge Blog - A is for Animals

Thanks for visiting, happy crafting, I will be back tomorrow with my First DT card for Mad for Markers, take careX:)