Thursday, December 22, 2011

Vintage Icing Decoration, Holiday Photos and Festive Wishes

Hi all, hope you are all well and not too stressed!!!

For my post this week over at the Mad for Markers Store Blog I have made a vintage icing decoration, I did have two but the star shape broke.  Hoping to fix it lol!!  When I get the chance.

I really struggled getting a good photo, but it definately sparkles from using the spicas!  I have used them on the outline of the images and to colour too!  Some of the embellishments were coloured with copics.

Copics and Spicas used

B28, BG10, BV08, C00, C1, RV66, YR12
Baby Blue, Black, Clear, Garnet, Lilac, Lavender, Lipstick, Melon, Olive, Pitch Black

You still have eight days to enter our current Mad for Markers Christmas Challenge we look forward to seeing your festive creations.


Personal for those that are interested.

We took a break (9th-16th) and went to the high country and stayed near a place called Mansfield.  It was like a bigger version of the Lake District, we saw Kangaroos, Deer, Wallaby, Wombat, Yabby, Kookaburra, Long necked Turtle, three types of parrot and two types of Heron and this doesn’t include the zoo! Oh and I nearly forgot, Morgan got quite a scare from a Tiger snake.

The view from our accomodation at Liptelvin, pet friendly, so Rusty came away with us and even had his own accomodation which he shared with Ben his play buddy.

The fog on one side of Mount Buller (ski resort in the winter)

How awesome is this sculputered water melon!!

A wombat at night, on the road to the accomodation

A quick break on our 40k bike trek from Mansfield to Bonne Doon

Rosanna and Morgan horse riding

This was taken at the zoo

A long Necked Turtle, which we nearly run over, we rescued him/her and the children placed it in the creek

How fluffy are those clouds, took this one for inspiration when I have another practice at colouring clouds with my copics lol!

We had a wonderful family holiday (the first time we have had a chilling out one) Edward’s injury to his foot slowed him down some. (Accident at work a job jumped on his foot and just missed his safety shoe, so he ended up with 3 stitches across the top of his foot). Though we did manage a 40K bike ride, bike riding is a little easier on his foot. Rosanna and Morgan both went on a two hour horse ride and thoroughly enjoyed it! We keep saying we must do more of this!  Got to be one of our best family breaks. The views were breathtaking.  Came back and have worked since lol!  Still haven't got my Xmas Tree/Decs up yet, hopefully tonight.

Hope to catch up with you all soon

Wishing you all a magical Christmas and a fun and healthy 2012, take careX:)


  1. Loveeeeeeee those tags!! LOVING the little snowmen!! And what a fabulous vacay! I loveeeeeeeeeeeeee the photos!!! That watermelon looks AWESOME!! Hope his foot gets better soon! :):):):):):):):):):):)

  2. Hi Annette
    Wonderful family pics thank you for sharing
    Love your icing topper great idea ...Thanks for sharing on Make it Monday

  3. Oh wow.... what wonderful photos Annette...that certainly does look like a terrific place to visit. So much wildlife. I really like the icing look of your creation above.

  4. Beautiful!

    Coming to visit through Make it Monday :)

  5. Hellloo... Guess what came in the mail yesterday!!! THANKS so much!! LOVE LOVE LOVE it!!! :D The icing topper is delightful (even better in real life)!! :D
    Love your holidays snaps.. sounds and looks like you had a good time! I'm glad!! Hope Edwards foot is getting better and that you all have a wonderful Christmas!!

  6. Lovely idea and very cute! Thank you for taking part in CYDA's Snowman challenge xx

  7. Your decoration is super, so different.

    Love all your photos. Looks like you had a fantastic time !

    Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Challenge this week.

    Wishing you a very happy Christmas !


    Jo x

  8. Beautiful decorations, thankyou for joining us at TioT's this weeek.

  9. Such lovely decoration. Saw it on MIM and had to come in for a closer look. So glad I did. TFS. Bettina xx

  10. This is so pretty!!! Your trip looks fabby - I miss Australia. THANKS for joining us at Simon Says Stamp!

  11. Wow I love that festive decoration for Christas. Gorgeous snowmen;) Thanks for playing at Southern Girls and good luck. Hope to see you back at the beginning of next month for a new challenge. Happy new year!! Bettina L xx

  12. Hi Annette,
    Looks like you had a fabulous family holiday!! I am so glad you had a great time together out in nature. I hope you had a beautiful Christmas and i wish you all the very best for 2012.
    Alicia xxx

  13. I love your decoration! I can see the sparkle, but I bet it is even more gorgeous in person. I loved looking at your pictures, thanks for sharing those.

  14. Hi Annette

    A great post.

    Thanks for all the wonderful photographs!

    I hope that you had a good Christmas and wish you and your family well for 2012.

    Love Jules xx

  15. I'm loveing that tag, and your piccy's are stunning, thanks for joining us at Creative Inspirations this week.
    Shell xx

  16. Fab ornaments, love the snowmen. Thanks for sharing your photos, looks like you had a marvelous holiday and those clouds are wondrous, such beauty in nature.

  17. GORGEOUS and the sparkle is so beautiful!!! Fabulous photos,glad you have a great holiday.I hope you had a wonderful xmas and new year and that 2012 brings you health and happiness!!

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