Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Inky Impressions Embossing Challenge

Hi all

Hope you have all had an Wonderful Australia Day!  We set out early this morning and went to Healesville Sanctuary, and have had a fantastic day, then went into the city and had a meal in Lygon Street at an Italian Restaurant.  So yes we have all been spoilt! Just wished Edward's Aunty Nan A Very Happy 85th Birthday, she is celebrating with a party on the 5th but unfortunately we can't make it.

Anyway onto our Inky Impressions Challenge 7 which is 'Embossing', we would love to see any kind of embossing on your creation!  I have heat embossed the snowflakes (dots) and sentiment.  I have used Nicole's new winter release 'Winter Fashion Marlee' available here isn't she gorgeous!  Aren't those eyes just amazing!


A closer look at the Marshmallow Glimmer Mist and Sugar Sparkly Fluff, kindly glitzed all the edges and dots on the dsp

 Heat embossed Inky Impressions sentiment with Brad

Crafting goodies used

Inky Impressions -Winter Fashion Marlee, Sentiment and Brad
Papers Papermania 'Festive Folics' - just loove these papers
Cardstock SU

Don't forget to pop over to the Challenge blog and see what gorgeous 'Embossed' creations the DT have for you.

Challenges

Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge #88 -so missed doing these sketches but being a little behind with my DT work I managed to use the sneak peak
Let's Ink It Up Challenge #8 - Anything Goes
Glitterbabe's Challenge #28 - Anything Goes with Sparkle
Crafty Creations Challenges - "Let's Heat it Up'
CMC Copic Challenge Group - Red and Pink



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

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

My First Pirate Pop Up Card for Captain Morgan

Hi all,  what an action packed weekend, my DS had his 12th Birthday and had four friends to sleep over, then we had their parents for bbq brunch on Sunday.  They all had a fantastic time and I am still sane lol!  This is Morgan's birthday card following his party theme, his friends all came as pirates.

Continuing our 'Australia Day' Challenge over at our Mad for Markers Challenge Blog where we would like you to use Australia Day Colours, this can be either RED, WHITE and BLUE   OR  YELLOW and GREEN on  your creation.  I decided to have a go at a pop up card.


A Closer look at Captain Morgan and his pooch (Pirate is from Pollycraft and the dog is a stamp, Morgan won some time ago from Simon Says Stamp Challenge.  Added a little special effects for the eyes, eye patches, nose and boots


The Front of the Card

 The Back of the Card


Copics

B32, B37, C00, C1, C5, C7, C9,
E50, E51, E53, E55, E57,
R20, R29, W1, W7, W10, YR23
Spicas Silver and Gold for the sword

Don't forget Sammi over at the Mad for Markers Store can cater for all your copic requirements, as well as markers, there are various Xpress It sticky tapes, Xpress Blend It Paper, Flourish with bling embellishments.  Posting to New Zealand and Australia.  We look forward to seeing your amazing creations, don't forget to stop over at the blog each day for more colourful inspiration from the DT.

Challenges

Make It Monday Linky Party over at Michelles blog
Creative Card Crew Challenge - For Men

Thank you for visiting, happy crafting, hope you are well, take careX:) 

Apologies for lack of blogging, busy weekend, working and then when I finally get to my computer it took me two hours to get this loaded it kept loosing internet connection, very frustrating!  Hope to catch up with you all soon!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Inky Impressions 'Tag It' Challenge Scrapbooking Page

Hi and Welcome to our Inky Impressions Challenge 6 which is 'Tag It' and today I have used Nicole's new winter release 'Lili Wrapping' available here isn't she just cute!  Have had another go at scrapbooking and created a Christmas First's Page for Rosanna and used tags for the blurb.  So wished we had had a digital camera back then, these are a few taken from her album.  Have added stickers as it looked a little plain, couldn't make flowers look right.



A closer look at the glimmermist


A closer look at the tags and photos for those that are interested

I have a thing for teddy bears and just had to have this dress, though at the time Rosanna was just a little small for it lol!


Rosanna's first dolls pram and baby doll Lucy, she spent lots of time practicing nappy changing waiting for her baby sibling who was arriving in a months time.



Rosanna's first bike



Don't forget to pop over to the Challenge blog and see what gorgeous 'Tag It' creations the DT have for you.

Crafting goodies used

Inky Impressions -
Papers - Kaisercraft 'Tis the Season' and Dear Santa Collection also Alpha Stickers Lilic Avenue Collection
My Stash - Gold Stickers and ribbons
CM and SU tag punches

Challenges

Papertake Weekly Challenge - Ribbons and Pearls
Tip Top Tuesday Challenge #18 - All Sentimental
Wild Orchid Challenge #15 - Let's Get Sentimental
Stamp Something Challenge - Anything Goes

Let's Ink It Up Challenge #8 - Anything Goes

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

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Mad for Markers Flood appeal, Fundraising for Katie and a card for Braydin

Hi all, first sorry been not been around, had some computer troubles, been busy working in the garden and when I came to catch up on blogging Sunday night, internet on a go slow, found out yesterday we had gone over the 25KB, never done that before!  So upgraded as couldn't wait till the 23rd lol!  So should be round catching up on blogging very soon.

Decided to combine this post with a few items that I have come accross in the blogging world, which I am hoping some of you might be able to help with one of them. 

First continuing our 'Australia Day' Challenge over at our Mad for Markers Challenge Blog we would like you to use Australia Day Colours, this can be either RED, WHITE and BLUE   OR  YELLOW and GREEN and use one of these combinations on  your creation.

This week I have used  YELLOW and GREEN and used this beautiful image by Ink Inklined donated to the fundraising package for Katie.  Kept this card fairly simple as the image was beautiful on its own.  Just added a few butterflies, which have been kindlyglitzed and some pearls using my pearl pen.



A little about Katie

Katie Emmerson Renz married to Kevin with 3 beautiful boys the twins Nate & Will aged 5 and Hunter aged 10 had some news just before Christmas that has rocked their world as they know it.
Katie has been diagnosed with stage 4 Stomach Cancer and is currently undergoing her only option which is Chemotherapy.

 Full details found over on Jak Heath's blog.




This post I found on the Mad for Markers Blog Rising Water Flood Appeal and Sammi is giving a gift of copics to a random person who supports the appeal.  Sammi found this appeal over on Sharryn's blog 'Rising Waters Flood Appeal for Crafters, more details over there.

Lastly my blogging buddy Sara has asked for crafters to send a card to Braydin Resch, to keep putting a smile on this little boys face, he had an accident and faces a year of therapy to learn to walk again full details on Sara's blog

Copics

E33, E35, Y11, Y13, Y15, Y18, YG0000, YG05, YG07, YG09

Challenges

Wild Orchid Challenge #15 - Let's Get Sentimental 
Prairie Fairy Fun Fridays Challenge 44 -  Happy Birthday
Delicious Doodles Challenge #8 - Use 3 colours (Green, Yellow and Black)
One Stitch at a Time Challenge #45 - Theme is 'New' and they are also have a Birthday Bash on the 13th February to celebrate being one year old on the 14th
Edited to add to Make It Monday Linky Party over at Michelles blog

Thank you for visiting, happy crafting, hope you are well, take careX:)

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Inky Impressions Winter Wonderland Challenge

Hi all

Welcome to our Inky Impressions Challenge 5 which is 'Winter Wonderland' and today I have used Nicole's new winter release 'Sophia and Snowman' available here isn't she just cute!  Can't believe how wonky that ribbon looks in the photo, must use a ruler next time!!


A closer look at the Glimmermist Marshmallow I think it adds a lovely snow effect. Added Kindyglitz to the edge of the oval, snowman and flowers.



Challenges

Stamptacular Sunday Challenge #93 - Sketch Challenge
Let's Ink It Up Challenge #8 - Anything Goes
Bizzy Bec's Store January Challenge - Recipe, 3 flowers, 2 buttons, 1 Ribbon
Copic Creations Challenge #41 - Sparkle
Really Reasonable Ribbon's Ramblings Challenge #15 - Something New plus ribbon
Cute Card Thursday Challenge #146 - Out with the Old
ABC Challenge A - Anything Goes
The Fuzzy Wuzzy Challenges January - Anything Goes
CMC Copic Challenge Group - Fur
Papertake Weekly Challenge #9 - Cold and Frosty Morning
Top Tip Tuesday Challenge #17 - Anything Goes
Stamping Vacation Challenge No No No - No Tags

Crafting goodies used

Inky Impressions - Sophia and Snowman Stamp
Papers - Kaisercraft 'Home for Christmas'
Bizzy Becs - Flowers
Crafty Ribbons - Ribbon
My Stash - Snowflake Buttons

Don't forget to pop over to the Challenge blog and see what gorgeous winter creations the DT have for you.

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

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Scrapbooking Page for our Mad for Markers Australia Day Colour Challenge

Hi all,  First what amazing entries we had for our last challenge, what a difficult task you gave the DT in choosing our favourates!

Being an Australian based Company we thought we would have an 'Australia Day' Challenge over at our Mad for Markers Challenge Blog we would like you to use Australia Day Colours, this can be either RED, WHITE and BLUE   OR  YELLOW and GREEN and use one of these combinations on  your creation.

Now I decided to have another go at a scrapbooking layout, not done too many but fairly pleased with this one.  Though I think something could be missing, let me know.  I thought Mo's image 'digital boy' was just perfect for these photos.  The card is DCWV 'The Generation Tech Stack', Rosanna and I got these for Christmas.  They are fantastic for boy creations!  This is Morgan and our friend's children from England in 09, they had all connected their DS's to some racing game, had to take some photos, they were concentrating that hard lol!


I have used special effects for the eyes, watch, bracelet, remote lead, end of the shoe lace, wrapper and can.

Copics

Clothes & Shoes  B91, B95, B97, C00, C1, C2, W3, W5, W7, R27
Hair & Skin E000, E00, E31, E53, E55, E57, E59, R20, R24
Everything Else  B21, B24, R24, R27,Y15, Y21, YR07, W3, W5, W7, W10
Around the outside of the image BG0000

Don't forget Sammi over at the Mad for Markers Store can cater for all your copic requirements, as well as markers, there are various sticky tapes, Xpress Blend It Paper, Flourish with bling embellishments.  Posting to New Zealand and Australia.  We look forward to seeing your amazing creations, don't forget to stop over at the blog each day for more colourful inspiration from the DT.

Challenges

Delicious Doodles Challenge #7 - NEW - Try Something New or use Something New
Crafty Purple Frog Challenge - New Goodies or Techniques
Oh Alice Chapter 45 - Remembering Holiday Dreams
Creative Cowgirls Challenge #4 - Something New
Fab 'n' Funky Challenge #54 - Anything Goes
Make It Monday Linky Party over at Michelles blog

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

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Anniversary Card for Edward

Hi all, Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and New Year and not too many headaches lol!

Welcome to our Inky Impressions Challenge 4 which is 'Ribbons and Pearls' and today I have used Nicole's new winter release 'Bundled Up Lili' available here isn't she just cute!  Now just take 20 years off me and this could be a younger me lol!  (got to confess I did have a purple jumper and orange scarf, still got purple jumpers lol) Now this Anniversary card is a little late we celebrated our 14th Wedding Anniversary on 27th December.  

Now Santa brought me some Spellbinders Nestabilities and this is the Big Scalloped Ovals (I just need the Small Scalloped Ovals now lol).  MS heart punch to the base at the front and back of the card.  Distressed the edges of the paper.  Used the hearts from the punched border around the the card.


This is a close up to show the sparkle from The Dazzling Glimmermist and Special effects used

A closer look at the lovely sentiment and cute charms

Inky Impressions - Lili, Sentiment, Gold Ribbon, mittens charm
Cardstock and Papers SU
Heart Pearls and Charm, other ribbons from my stash.
Don't forget to pop over to the Challenge blog and see what gorgeous eye candy the DT have for you.

Challenges
One Stitch at a Time Challenge #43 - Anything Goes
Southern Girls Challenge #9 - Anything Goes
Sunday With Chrisy Challenge #13 - Ribbons
Fab N Funky Challenge #54 - Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly Challenge - Anything Goes
Really Reasonable Ribbons Ramblings Challenge #15 - Something New Plus Ribbon
Craft your Days Away Challenge #10 - 'Punch It Out'
Make It Monday Linky Party over at Michelles blog

Thank you for stopping by, happy crafting and wish you all a Wonderful 2011, take careX:)

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

HAPPY NEW YEAR over at the Mad for Markers Store

Hi all, I would so hope you have had a wonderful Christmas and a Fantastic New Year, wishing you all a Happy and Healthy 2011.

Sorry got no card to show today, just been having time out with my family, this is about the only time of year we can pin Edward down to watch movies, play games etc, Sunday we went on a mountain bike ride, some of the track was a little narrow for my liking but we survived, just hoping I burnt off a kilo of Christmas indulgence lol!  The we picked Rosanna up from her week of camping, she has had a Fantastic time so we celebrated and had another New Years Day yesterday.  Off for a walk in park, burn off some of Rusty's energy, boy is that dog superfit.

This is from our bike ride on Boxing Day up at Blackwood part of the Lerderberg Forest, pics from Sunday are on Edward's mob phone



Just a reminder that over at The Mad for Markers Challenge Blog our Anythng Goes Challenge is still open till Sunday, we would love to see you over there and don't forget to pop by the blog each day to see the DT's beautiful work to.

At the moment Sammi over at the Mad for Markers Store is celebrating the New Year with a 10% discount in the store for this week only.

We are also having a Copic Conference in October full details over at the Mad for Markers Store

Thanks for stopping by, happy crafting, take careX:)