Tuesday, August 31, 2010

WOO HOO, PAPERIFIC AND COPIC CERTIFICATION

Hi all, firstly apologies for not stopping by but I have had an action packed fun time these last few days!!

First got to spend the day with Sammi and her sister Nicki, hardly had time to chat except to the customers lol! Was FANTASTIC to finally meet for real, didn't get time to do much shopping (big sigh of relief from DH), though I need to have a compressor now lol! Rosanna did some make and takes at the stall and hopes to get a post up soon.


Sunday was a day in the back garden and the ute picking up this red (with hints of purple) stone 3sq metres and so chuffed didnt ache afterwards after shovelling it off (so I'm not as old as I thought).

Not finished yet sprayed these weeds so will get more stone to bring to the edge then the next job is the path!

And Finally here is Mandi and me at Copic Certification, had an absolute ball lots of fun and laughter, thinking about setting up and starting classes wth the copics now.


My PURPLE certicate (how fab is that)



Johnny, Mandi and Me


Now don't forget our Copic Colouring in Pink Challenge over at Mad for Markers with a prize of three pink Markers from Sammi. Sorry I don't have a creation.
Gotta go hubby just rang wondering where I was, blamed you Emma, but it was great to catch up on our Paperific fun.
Hope to catch up in the next couple of days with my blogging, thank you for visiting, happy crafting, take care, one very excited AnnetteX:)

Sunday, August 29, 2010

COWGIRL BLOG HOP, New images and Challenge sponsored by Crafty Ribbons and CJ

Howdy to U all, I'm so excited this is the first time I have been part of a blog hop! If U have come over from the talented Ang then you are in the right place. The begining is here as is the full list of Cowgirls in the correct order in case you get lost or we have technical glitch lol!

Crafty Ribbons is our Sponsor for this weeks challenge of making your own flowers. U shoUld check them out they have an AMAZING selection of GorgeoUs Ribbons. This gorgeous picture of ribbons is what U the winner of our challenge will win, plus 3 images from CJ and the Winners Badge to display on their blog.

The "Top 3" will each receive 2 images from CJ and the "Top 3" Winners badge to display on their blogs.

You do not have to hop to win the challenge. But just think about all the gorgeoUs eye candy you will miss out on lol!

DUring the hop there will be candy to win as well. To win the candy U "mUst hop" along the list in order, look for the letter to spell out the sentence. Leave a comment on each blog beginning at our challenge blog and ending with a comment at our challenge blog. Once you collect all of the letters to spell out the sentence you mUst e-mail yoUr answer to raesweb@yahoo.com the candy winner will be picked by a nUmber generator.

Now I have made a joUrnal for my MIL who will be 86 in October and will be coming to visit Us for a while and she likes to write down every day what we have been Up to.

I have Used CJ's new image 'Sunflowers on the fence' isn't it beaUtifUl! Have used flowersoft for the sUnflower centres and been practising my shading. Also 'Garden Faery' coloured in Peaches with a hint of blue and added kindyglitz to her wings.
During this week of the challenge there is 25% off CJ's FLOWER images, this week only.
WITH OR WITHOUT Ribbons, DH says OTT, DT Say go OTT, what do you think?
A close up of the Sunflowers on a Fence


Hand made this flower Using ribbons to represent the sun and added a cute sun charm.



Played around with these flowers for the Stamping Vacation Challenge to decorate yoUr prima flowers withoUt using brads.

First page of the journal is this cute little bird which was a freebie from CJ.


Now hop on over to see what gorgeous eye candy Beccy has for you.

Challenges

Bizzy Bec's August's Customer Competition - Anything Goes

Stampin Vacation's No No Challenge - No Brads or Eyelets

Stampin Vacation's August Challenge - Pick 3 (hand, glitter & yellow patterned paper)

Flutter By Wednesday #119 - Anything Goes

C.RA.F.T. Challenge #65 - Milestone Birthdays/Anything Goes (MIL 86th Birthday)

Wild Orchid Challenge #4 - Make it Sparkle

Charisma Cardz Challenge #34 - Hot Hot Hot

Cute Card Thursday Challenge #127 - Dieing for a Punch
A Pocket Full of Posies Challenge #5 - Winged Things

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

p.s. Had a fantastic time yesterday at Paperific, will be back on Tuesday with some photos and hopefully some newsX:)

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Christmas Cards for Soldiers

Hi all just a quick post to let you know about our card drive challenge on September 12th which is to create Christmas cards, which will be sent to CJ who will then pass them on so they can be given to soldiers to send them home to their families and loved ones.


You can make as many cards as you would like, just please no shiny stuff or glitter. It can endanger the soldiers lives. This is a request by the people we will be sending the cards too.

Hope to see you all on our blog hop on Sunday.

Thanks for visiting, happy crafting, take careX:)

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Blossom Pink Easel Card for Mad for Markers new Challenge

Hi all, our challenge at Mad for Markers this month is to use your Copics and colour pink on your creation, with a wonderful prize of three pink copics. My DT buddy Emma has a wonderful tutorial here and check out our Mad for Markers Blog daily for inspiration from my other talented DT Buddies. Don't forget Sammi from the Mad for Markers Store can cater for all your copic addictions I mean additions lol! Posting to New Zealand and Australia and don't forget the lovely Sammi will be at the Paperific Show in Melbourne on 27th-29th Aug so looking forward to meeting her.

I got to play with my Spellbinder Blossom (only two more flowers to go lol) and used one of my fav TGF images.
I have used Glimmermist Dazzling Diamonds all over the image then added kindyglitz to the wings, flowers (Bizzy Becs) and edges of the pink blossom. Flower buttons with pearls for centres.
A close up of these gorgeous flowers


Copics

Hair E35, E50, E51, E53
Face & Body, E000, E00, R20
Dress RV23, RV25
Wings RV00, RV02

Challenges
Stampin Vacation's No No Challenge - No Brads or Eyelets & their Pick 3 challenge.
Lets Ink It Up Challenge #1 - Anything Goes with a twist use a little yellow on your project (must use rubber stamp image)
Lollipop Ladies Challenge #2 - Pink Cupcake inspiration photo with ruffles
Fab N Funky Challenge #56 - Flower Power
Incy Wincy Designs Challenge #56 - Buttons and Bows
Wild Orchid Challenge #4 - Make it Sparkle
Anyone for Anya - Happy Birthday
Bizzy Becs August Customer Competition - Anything Goes

Thank you for visiting, happy crafting, take care AnnetteX:)

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Mini Peony Easel Card

Hi all, Couldn't resist the Oh Alice Challenge this week a card 3 inches high, this one is just over 3.5 inches and just had to make another easel card. I have christened my Spellbinder set (Peony) and came up with this creation. I have used one of CJ's images 'Garden Faery' and coloured in my favourate pink combo for our Mad for Markers New Challenge Copic Colouring in Pink with a wonderful prize of three pink copics. My DT buddy Emma has a wonderful tutorial here and check out our Mad for Markers Blog daily for inspiration from my other talented DT Buddies. Don't forget Sammi from the Mad for Markers Store can cater for all your copic addictions I mean additions lol! Posting to New Zealand and Australia and don't forget the lovely Sammi will be at the Paperific Show in Melbourne on 27th-29th Aug so looking forward to meeting her.
I have used Clear Spica on her wings and Gold Spica in her hair, the flower next to the image is coloured using copics too. Kindyglitz around the edges and purple gel pen for the stitching. I've got to say she is just beautiful.

Our Sponsor this week is


Heads up for our Cowgirl Up Sunday Challenge coming up is Summer Time Feeling with a wonderful prize for the winner from our sponsors this week The Character Cafe who have a fantastic range of digital images and the top 3 a choice of digi image each from CJ's store as well as winner/top 3 badges for your blog Don't forget our YUMMY Strawberry Cheesecake Challenge this week sponsored by Pollycraft and CJ.

Copics used

BV11, Eooo, Eoo, E35, E53, R, 20, R81, R83, R85, 0, Atyou Spica Clear and Gold.

Challenges

Oh Alice Chapter #26 - Sizing Up a Sketch
Flutter by Wednesday Challenge #117- Open Challenge
Charisma Cardz Challenge #32 - Easel Card
The Character Cafe Challenge Blog Feature Friday #28 - Bright Sparkle Card
The Stamp Man Challenge #3 - Easel Card - Anything Goes
Dare U to Digi Challenge #44 - Blooms and Charms
Fab N Funky Challenge #35 - Use your Favourate Colour(s)
Wild Orchid Challenge #3 - One for the Girls

Thank you for visiting, happy crafting, take care, AnnetteX:)

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Cheesecake Inspiration over at the ranch.

Hi all, our challenge this week over at the ranch is this yummy strawberry cheesecake photo, delicious! Whose mouth is watering lol! The twist is to use ribbon and buttons on your creation too!

I used CJ's cute image Reindeer Series 04 and yes made another Christmas card lol! Going to be so organised this year! Got to play with my big shot and new SU die buttons and made these buttons. Also used special effects and kindyglitz in various places too!

Our sponsor this week is Paula from Pollycraft http://pollycraftchallengeblog.blogspot.com/ she is very talented and has some gorgeous/cute images.


The winner will receive a $10.00 gift voucher for Paula's store and our Winners Badge



The Top 3 will each receive one image of their choice from our talented CJ's store along with the Top 3 badge
This is our 3rd challenge of the month so we will be looking for GDT for next month.
Please don't forget to pop on over to the ranch and check out the other cowgirls yummy creations. We look forward to riding round and seeing your yummy creations too!
I have entered this in the Stamping Vacation No No Challenge - No Brads or Eyelets.

Thank you for visiting, happy crafting, take care AnnetteX:)

Southern Girls DT Call

Hi all, just to let you know about my Tracy and Louise DT call here, this is some of what the have to say

Do you like to inspire others? Do you like to have fun? Well then... we want you!!!!
Southern Girls are putting out a DT call for 6 amazing crafty individuals worldwide...(yes if there are men out there... you can apply too!!!) Its as easy as 1, 2, 3!!!

1 – you will be required to make one craft project a month – card, sb layout or 3d or anything else that takes your fancy as long as it meets the challenge requirements. (SG is a fortnightly challenge blog but we will be split into two teams)

2 – you must leave comments on all entries.

3 – Have fun!!!

What do you have to do....
Make a card/project for us using your favourite things, (could be a stamp, or glitter even flowers!), put on your blog and say it's for our DT call and email your project to
southerngirlschallenges@gmail.com
Also include......

• Name

• Blog (if you have one)

• Tell a bit about yourself, where you are from, what your hobbies are, fav products, anything you would like to share with us. Yeah just call us nosey.lol.
Also any Dts you are currently on (please dont be put off if you havent any DT experience.. we are on the look out for fresh new faces also)

If you dont have a blog, dont let this put you off, still send in a photo of your project.
The Design Team call ends 27th August 2010.

Thanks for visiting, happy crafting, take careX:)

Friday, August 13, 2010

Hi Morgan here hyjacked mum's blog to post my card

Hi everyone,

Edit: THIS IS A CARD CREATED BY MY SON MORGAN, he has made the card himself and done most of the post I just helped with the linking (on the quiet he is quite chuffed with himself, I think he has done a fab job, so has his sister) we had a lovely time today crafting for a few hours. Rosanna made two beautiful Applie pies this morning and peeled the potatoes for the potatoe and cheese bake for dinner tonight.

Decided to do some crafting today so I could make my dad a fathers day card! I am going to enter this card into The Cowgirl Up Sunday Challenge using their sketch . Pile it on challenge #31 a little bit of country, Stampin with the Dragon Challenge #7 ,Yellow, Blue & Green.

The image is Dad 'n' me from The Cowgirl Up online store. I borrowed mum's Copics (why does the ink always has to jump outside the lines) to colour it in. I also used 5 split pins (crafty people will know them as brads) and a bit of stickles.


This is a close up of 'Dad' and the star split pin (brad).


Thankyou for reading this, Morgan.B
p.s. mum does know

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Sundae Easel Card for Mad for Markers

Hi all, this is going to be a quickish post as my computer has after many problems decided to go on vacation!!! So hijacked DH's laptop to write this post, so when I get my baby back will try and catch up on my commenting!

Created this fun card to take part in the Lollipop Ladies Challenge, have had this lovely Inky girl eating ice-cream for a while and she was perfect for this challenge and you know I love easels, so thought how about an ice-cream sundae easel. This was really fun to make a little sticky gluing the sprinkles (beads) on. The base dsp says 'oh so sweet'. The other dsp came in my candy package from the lovely Alicia, just perfect for this creation, thanks Alicia. Now I know it is missing the strawberry sauce, couldn't find anything in my craft cupboard that looked like sauce and now I have posted I should have coloured the top of the ice-cream and used special effects like I did on the cherries, too late now!




Over at Mad for Markers we are still continuing our Colouring White Challenge until 14th August, there is a lovely prize of a $10.00 voucher from our lovely boss lady Sammi to spend in her Mad for Markers Store.

You will find all your copic requirements over at the Mad for Markers store along with X-Press It Blending card, double-sided tape and more, posting to Australia and New Zealand.

Copics

B24, C5, E000, E00, E35, E41, E43, E47, E53, R20, R22, RV02, RV04, RV23, RV25, RV29, Y00 & 0

Challenges

The Lollipop Ladies Challenge #1 - Banana Split with Sprinkles
Craft Your Days Away Challenge #1 - Your Favourate Thing/s (copics, easel cards, Inky Girls & Ice-cream)
Aud's Sentiment Challenge #8 - RELAX
Creatalicious Challenge #12 - 3D, layers, paper tole etc
Wild Orchid Challenge #3 - One for the Girls
Fab 'n' funky Challenge #34 - Spots, Dotty & Stripes
Alphabet Challenge 'A ' = August (summer in England)
Simon Says Challenge - Sing it Baby
7 Kids College Fund Challenge #1 - Pink & Polka

Gotta go and take hubby his laptop into work catch up with you all soon.

Thank you for visiting, happy crafting, take care, AnnetteX:)

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Frosty the Snowman

Hi all, over at Mad for Markers we are still continuing our Colouring White Challenge until 14th August, there is a lovely prize of a $10.00 voucher from our lovely boss lady Sammi to spend in her Mad for Markers Store so thought I would colour another snowman with copics, you know how I love my snowmen and copics lol!
I have used CJ's image called 'Frosty' isn't he just the cutest and giving you the heads up for our new challenge starting 8th August using another of Andrea's gorgeous sketches, which I rotated. I have heat embossed the background. The snowflakes are made using Chunky Glitter and purple rhinestones. Kindyglitz around the image for snow effect.


Andrea's Sketch



We are sponsored this week by the talented KAndrews Designs.


She makes digital cutting files for the cricut, pazzles, robomast/sillouhette/wishblade, knk, etc. and her prize will be a collection of cutting files chosen by her. She also has card ones, etc.

http://kandrewdesigns.blogspot.com/

Don't forget our current cowgirl challenge Animals and Bugs see my post here.


Copics

B91, B95, BG10, C00, C1, C7, C9, E00, E47, R81, R83, R85, R89, V15, V17, YG63, YG67, YR04 and 0

You will find all your copic requirements over at the Mad for Markers store along with X-Press It Blending card and more, posting to Australia and New Zealand.

Challenges

Winter Wonderland Challenge - No DSP

Cupcake Craft Challenge #102 - Distressing

Thank you for visiting, happy crafting take careX:)

p.s. how many of you will be singing Frosty the Snowman today, hehe

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Animals and Bugs over at the Ranch PLUS a DT Call

Hi all, Posse 1 challenge you this week to use animals/bugs on your creation, we have another wonderful sponsor this week, Whimsy Stamps have given the Posse a couple of images to play with and mine was 'Hang In There' such a cute image.

I did colour the image using my copics, then had this idea and so I started again, such a chore lol!! Had the idea to have two tortoises hanging in there, so flipped the image (or hubby did I forgot how again hehe).

Now calling this a heart easel card, but I could be wrong not sure if the base has to match the top, did do this but didn't look right. I got to play with my MS punches again, love them as a border. The hearts and little butterflies are also from MS punches. The flower is also coloured using copics. Now I did have more flowers coloured up but looked to much with the floral dsp. Kindyglitz around the edges. Morgan created the sentiment for me after much family discussion on what it should be lol!
I used clear spica pen on the girl tortoise actually gives her a gold sparkle, then used special effects for the shell, eyes and centre of the flowers.

The Winner will received five images of their choice from our Sponsors Whimsy Stamps and also our Winners Badge for display on their blog

http://whimsystamps.com/

We will choose the top 3 whom this week will all receive one image of their choice from CJ's store along with the Top 3 Badge for their blog

CJ is also having a "New Image Release" of Animals and Bugs digital images and to celebrate she is offering 25% off all images in this category.

CJ and Rach are also looking for some more cowgirls, so if you would like to join the team pop on over to the ranch for full details in the challenge post.

Don't forget to check out the other Cowgirl's inspirational creations all links in the sidebar. We can't wait to come and see your wonderful creations.

Copics used
B0000, B24, B32, B37, E21, E25, E35, E42, E47, G0000, G24, G28, R20, RV21, RV23, RV25, YG41, YG45 and 0. Clear Spica pen.
Challenges
CopicOz Monthly Challenge #1 - Colour flowers
By the Cute and Girly Challenge - Animal Antics
Flutter By Wednesday $115 - Anything Goes
Paper Play Challenge 10, week 30 - Anything Goes
Charisma Cardz Challenges #30 - Something with a Tail
Rosie D's Challenge #76 - All Creatures Great and Small
Dutch Dare Card Challenges #83 - Anything Goes
Creative Inspirations Challenge 71 - Animals
Alphabet Challenge 'N' - N is for Nature

Oh Alice! Chapter 24 - Windows and Broken Glass - I chose crystal effects
Thanks for visiting, happy crafting, take care AnnetteX:)