Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Handbag/Purse Invitations for Rosanna's Birthday, Copic Conference Photos and Grannies 87th Birthday

Hi All, where did last month go!!!


Just had the most FANTASTIC weekend at the Copic Conference in Sydney, took Rosanna and boy did we have fun, laughed so much my sides hurt, ate way too much yummy food, fortunately my trousers were stretchy lol!  And had so much crafty fun!  Was lovely to colour again without the stress of work, cleaning etc!!!  Though that didn't last long when I got back home lol!

Finally got these invitations finished ready for Rosanna's Birthday sleepover on Saturday, so another weekend with very little sleep lol!  These have been created on shiny/metallic cardstock.  I made up the design myself, if anybody is interested I have made a few notes and would be happy to do make a tutorial, just let me know.

Had to make a keepsake for Rosanna (also the guinea pig lol!)  I pleated the ribbon around the edges, and part copic coloured the very edge but we decided we liked the edge as it was!  Kindyglitz the edge of the purse, the flap and swirlled it on the ribbon.  Cream pearl beaded ribbon for the handle. Pearls and rhinestones for decoration.

A different background to show the kindyglitz sparkle and embellishments, 'Rosanna' is written using an Ice White Liquid Pearls Pen

A close up of one of the copic coloured rhinestones

Just had to have a purple one lol!

The invite on SU Vanilla card stock and punched edges

All ten purses and all unique as Rosanna picked the cardstock and said here mum these are the colours, so has been fun matching embellishments lol!

Bizzy Becs Online Store October Challenge - Girls and Pearls

One Stitch at a Time Challenge #83 - Anything Goes

Simon Says Challenge - Sparkle and Bling

Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge #155 - Anything Goes as Long as it Sparkles

Make It Monday #58 - Anything Goes

Crafty Creations Challenge #138 - Create a Crafty Creation

ABC Challenge 'A' - Anything Goes

Creatalicious Challenge # - Anything Goes

Copic Convention

The girls, (Sammi's photo) just borrowed it lol!  There are so many more on Mad for Markers Facebook.
The Girls sitting for lunch, boy were we spoilt!! 
Sharyn, Philippa, Emma, Rosanna, Amanda, Margie, Leigh, Jean, Soule, Me, Alicia, Ashlee, Gin (and Sammi taking the photo)

Girls Night In Tattoos

Now match the hand with the face below lol!  Not the best of me but, wonderful of everyone else.

Group colouring (game we played using two dice) Fantastic fun

Our Copic Queen Sammi Demonstrating her Fantastic Fast Copic Colouring Skills

Just love this photo of Rosanna and I, thanks Sammi!

Finally Granny (Edward's mum Margaret) is with us for eight weeks (on holiday from England), been out tonight celebrating her 87th Birthday, we took her to the Thai restaurant in Laverton, had a wonderful banquet, (full again lol! had a wonderful time!  She is one remarkable lady, fit as a fiddle!  Celebrated with a bottle of fizz when we got home (Rosanna and Morgan's fizz was Lemonade)

Sorry I haven't been around too much lately, but time seems to be getting the better of me amongst other things, but will catch up with you all very soon.  Off to bed now lol!

Thank you so much for stopping by, hope you and your family are all well, happy crafting, take care, AnnetteX:)


  1. WOW !!!! these are fantastic !! what a lovely keepsake to what I am sure will be a lovely weekend of fun :-)
    Lovely photo's of your crafty weekend too ,, looks like you all had a fab time :-)

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

  2. Great invites Annette, love the card and ribbon and it looks like a good time was had by all at both special occasions. :-) xx

  3. Beautiful, and a great idea too.

    Thanks for joining us at One Stitch at a Time this week, and good luck.

  4. Wow!! Those purse invitations are fabulous!! Love every detail! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Crafty Creations challenge!

  5. Cool invites and looks like alot of fun at the convention and birthday!

  6. Annette great to hear from you :) I love your purse invitations,,,so creative and absolutely the best for a girls party. Looks like you had a ton of fun at the copic class and how wonderful that your daughter got to come also! Have a great visit with your MIL. hugs

  7. What a lovely post Annette! You sure have been busy!!!! Hope the sleep over goes well. Loved all the photos and meeting you and Rosanna in real life. Take care xx

  8. this is one gorgeous sparkly creation and love the color choice, thank you for sharing your lovely work with us at The Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge this week.
    hugs Kate xx
    ps I have some candy if you are interested :)

  9. I've got to tell you that I am such a fan of seeing personal photos!
    Makes everyone seem much more real when you can see some of their
    life. Looks like you've been having some wonderful times together!
    So lucky!
    And the project is very fun! All the girls will have the best time I am sure!

    Thanks for linking up at ABC!


  10. Hi Annette I have missed you I thought we had lost you, lol. Wow what fantastic bags they look awesome a great idea.
    Lorraine x

  11. Beautiful purses and all the care that you put into them to make them perfect. :D
    Love the color choices too.

    Thank you for playing along with us at Make It Monday!
    Remember, for a chance to win the prize from our sponsor, leave a comment for another entry and mention that you saw them on Make It Monday.
    Lisa xx

  12. Hi Annette,
    What a clever idea. These look fab. Thanks for joining us at Secret Crafters this week.
    Andie xx

  13. Great idea, they are lovely. Thanks for joining in with our challenge this week over at OSAAT and good luck Julie DT

  14. this is fabulous, thank you for joining us at Bizzy Becs Challenge..

  15. Oh this looks like so much FUN!

  16. Hi Annette.What an interesting posting .
    Loved All the photos
    Fabulous purses .very crafty!

    hugs Shirley-Anne

  17. Great design, with matching embellishments. Thanks for joining us at Bizzy Bec's Challenge Blog. Good Luck.
    Hugs Cheryl


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