Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Door Hanger using Sammi's Copic Fairy

Hi all, Our talented DT Boss Lady Sammi has been doodling and gave us this cute 'Copic Fairy' to play with, now I was just imagining how nice it would be to craft in peace and quiet (which doesn't happen often enough lol!) and the idea was born to make a door hanger.  Just might be good enough to put on the door for our 'Colour Copic Confence 2011' held in October at Sydney full details here.  We sure would love to see you.

Used my MS Butterfly punches, and coloured the clear rhinestones with BV08, YG09, YR16, now these are not in the photo as I added the rhinestones on later!  (Morgan would like a little mention as he helped colour and pass them to me for sticking on!).  SU punches for handle hole.  Have used spicas in various places (outer edge of wings, hair band, boots and SU dazzling diamond glitter for the wings.

A closer look at the various glitters, rhinestones and sparkly fairy ribbon


Copics used, thought I would have a go with a photo, as always wanted to do this lol!  But think I will stick to a list in future, as it is couldn't get them all the right way round!

The Mad for Markers Store now has the full selection of Sketch and ciaos in stock for a faster delivery service, there are various Xpress It sticky tapes, Xpress Blend It Paper, Flourish with bling embellishments. Posting to New Zealand and Australia.  In March Sammi will also be stocking 'The Greeting Farm Stamps' and 'LaLa Land Stamps'.

We the DT look forward to seeing your amazing creations, don't forget to stop over at the blog each day for more crazy hair colouring inspiration from the DT.

Challenges
One Stitch at a Time Challenge #50 - Anything but Square
Make It Monday Linky Party #25 - Just a fun place to share your creations over at Michelle's place
Delicious Doodles Challenge #13 - Glitz, Glam, Shimmer and Bling
Flutterby Wednesday Challenge #142 - Rainbow colours + Butterfly, Fairy or Angel
Wags 'n Whiskers Challenge #48 - Punches
Shelly's Images TTT Challenge - 'Show us what you Got!'

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

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Three of my beautiful blogging buddies are giving away gorgeous sweet non fattening candy

Hi all

Just had to let you know about Cheryl's sweet candy connected to Bec's Store sweet candy you can win the new release Gorgeous Blue Butterfly images see here for full details.  Don't forget to check out the stunning creations the DT have made with the first of this new Sweet release!
This is my new blogging buddy Sara and she has this gorgeous candy and some cute bunny cards to show with gorgeous ribbon detail


Have been busy at work today and just catching up on my blogging, but just had to share these goodies with you.

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

Friday, February 18, 2011

Inky Impressions DT Call

Hi all

Hope you are all well!  We are are good and well and got more rain, our water tanks don't know what it is to be empty this summer lol!  We spread grass seed out on Wednesday night and the rain came again and washed into nice little piles lol!  The birds are having a wonderful feast!  Had a dry couple of days and raining again tonight at least it is warm rain, not like back in England!

Anyway



Where does the time go! Only seems five minutes since I realised one of my crafting dreams and joined this wonderful team and became an Inkette.
Have had a wonderful time working with a fantastic bunch of amazing talentedcreators as well as working with my favourate rubber stamp image!  But the time has come for a new DT.

The Inky Impressions Challenge Blog are looking for a few designers.

Have you ever thought of being on a design team?

Do you enjoy crafting with fun and fresh digital images and paper craft lines?

Are you a person who loves to interact with others, sharing ideas, encouraging creativity and inspiring new levels of excellence?

Well, if you answered "YES" to any of these questions…we are interested in YOU!

We welcome you to apply for the design team using the guidelines listed below. Please read the information carefully and give it some consideration. We are looking for designers with all levels of skill and craft abilities. So…what are you waiting for? Submit your DT application today!

Submission deadline by March 8th, 2011
Announcement of team on blog March 28th, 2011
Term Date: April 1st, 2011 - July 31st, 2011
Inky Impressions Designer Requirements:

* Responsible for at least four (4) cards per month
* Participates in at least one other challenge outside of Inky.
* Participates in new release blog hops as applicable
* Is responsible for meeting deadlines and having projects posted in the yahoo group in a timely manner
* Encourages creativity and fosters positive communications via blog posts and feedback on challenge entries
* Must do a special project such as a tutorial/ technique and Anything but a Card at some point during your term (can be combined with your inspirational post)
* Must provide a minimum of two inspirational posts each month
* MUST be able to take quality photographs of your work.
* Spreads information via blogs, social sites (i.e. Twitter, Facebook, MySpace, etc) or any other social networking site where it is acceptable to do so. Especially regarding new releases, special sales events at the Inky Impressions and Challenge Blog.
* Communicate any absences or inabilities to complete your projects to the DTC/SR. Designer and Owner prior to the post it affects. (i.e. illness, vacations, etc.)
* Must send at least one (1) card/creation per month to the Owner to be used at conventions/shows.
* Term is four months. We strive to keep this a fun, friendly, supportive and positive site. We encourage you to participate in group conversations and enjoy your experience.

Benefits You Will Receive:
* Photo and Bio on our Challenge and Inspiration Blog with an active link to your blog
* Design Team Member Button to use on your blog and / or site
* You will receive 5 images and 2 sentiments to use during your term. Projects created with these items are to be used to promote the store and challenge blog (items are to be linked back to the store in your blog posts) but are yours to keep
* The opportunity to build your craft resume’ while showcasing your work and inspiring others
* 20% DT discount on purchases made at the store .

Submission Process:

· Complete the following questions and email to: inkyimpressionsdt@hotmail.com

· Put 'DT' CALL in the subject line of your email
· Attach 2-3 projects that best represent your work and style
1. Include: Name, Mailing address, Phone number, Email address
2. Attach Craft Resume’ (if you have one)
3. Provide link to your blog
4. Provide direct links to any online galleries you are a member of
5. Include answers to the following questions:
v Why are you interested in joining the Inky Impressions Design Team?
v Are you currently designing for another website/company? If so, who?

Thank you for visiting, happy crafting, wishing you all a wonderful weekend, take careX:)

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Spots and Stripes over at the Inky Impressions Challenge Blog

Hi all

It is time for Inky Impressions Challenge 9  where we challenge you to have 'Spots and Stripes', on your creation!  This week I have used 'Lili's Cleaning Day' and the sentiment ' I'd rather be Stamping!' I am fairly sure many of you would agree with this lol!  Coloured her with my copics and sprayed her with glimmermist after adding Special effects on the eyes and hoover/vacuum.  Kindyglitz the edges just for a little added sparkle.


A closer look at the heart charm, brad and Inky Dinky Drop

Crafting goodies used


Inky Impressions - Lili's Cleaning Day, Sentiment, Brads, Inky Dinky Drops and Heart Charm
Papers - Kaiserkraft Hippy Girl Collection
Cardstock SU Rose Red

Don't forget to pop over to the  Inky Impressions Challenge Blog and see what Spotty and Stripey creations the Inkettes have for you.

Challenges

Midnight Madness Sketch #91
Papertake Weekly Challenge - Putting on the Glitz
Really Reasonable Ribbon's Challenge #18 - Spring (I went with Spring Cleaning lol)
By The Cute and Girly - Red is all around us

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

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Penny with Sunflower

 Hi all

Just a very quick post, first apologies for being AWOL in blog land, been flat out at work and just too tired for blogging in fact been hitting the bed at 10pm which is very early for me.  So will catch up with you all soon!

Now my DH gave me a pass out this morning which expires soon lol!  So I could colour up one of my favourate images Penny from Spesch Stamps, been messing a little with colours and used E33, YR00, YR12 for her hair, not as crazy hair colours as last week, you still have time to enter our Crazy Hair Colouring Challenge over at the Mad for Markers Challenge Blog

Had a go with the flower soft not to sure if I like it or not, always looks wonderful on other crafters creations.  Sponged around the edges and background with Lavender Lace and Apricot


Copics

Skin - E000, E00, R20, Eyes B24, Eyeshadow BV02

Hair - E33, YR00, YR12
Clothes - BV000, BV01, BV02, YR0000, YR00, YR02
Sunflower - E33, E35, E37, Y11, Y13, Y15, Y19
and 0

Sammi over at the Mad for Markers Store now has the full selection of Sketch and ciaos in stock for a faster delivery service, there are various Xpress It sticky tapes, Xpress Blend It Paper, Flourish with bling embellishments. Posting to New Zealand and Australia. We the DT look forward to seeing your amazing creations, don't forget to stop over at the blog each day for more crazy hair colouring inspiration from the DT. 

Challenge

CMC Copic Challenge Group - Flowers

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

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Tutorial - Spellbinder Nestabilities Dahlia Easel Card

Hi all

This is my first attempt at a tutorial for making a creation for my DT positions, finally got it done Alicia, I have made a tutorial using the Spellbinder Nestabilities Dahlia to make an Easel Card.

First choose your papers and Spellbinder


Cut three of the largest Nestie in White card and choice of bottom layer and two of the second largest nestie for the top layer

 After cutting match the designer paper shape to the white cardstock (they are not symetrical as I discovered the first time I made a blossom easel card) as you can see in the left of the photo you can see white edges

 I the turn the shapes over and mark them with pencil so I can match up much easier later
 I have used X-Press It Double sided High Tack Tape, now place on the top side of the white card that is going to have the designer paper stuck to it, when placing make sure you have it in the right place as once stuck it is stuck!
 You now need to score the centre of one of the Dahlia making sure your mark is matching the Dahlia you are going to stick to.
Turn over and use the Sticky tape on the top half of the Dahlia that matches the back of the front of the card (next photo)

 Then stick the second layer onto the Dahlia that is to have the image on
EDITED to answer Tina's question,
you then stick this to the Dahlia shape above making sure your markings to match up
which is what you can see from the side in the photo below
 You then need to score the back as shown so you can stick the joining piece to the base

Now I don't stick the second layer on the base if I am using brads, to use as stop for the easel, work out where the brads need to be, place them, then stick the second layer down on the base, I have also kindyglitzed around the edges.  (As you can see started added embellishments and then remembered I hadn't taken a photo lol)



Next add your image and I have chosen to use the Gorgeous 'Angelica Heart Socks' which Nicole has on offer for only USD $10.50 this month, plus if you are a member of the Inky yahoo group, you get an additional 10% off.


A closer look at Angelica, popped her hair band up (a little tip I try and colour the pop up stickers with the colour I am using so they don't stand out).  Special effects on her hearts (on the head band), ear rings, those gorgeous eyes, bracelet, handbag and cute boots.  Used Spicas Lavender and lilac for the headband and hearts and cardigan


Hope I have made sense, if anything is not clear please ask.

Copics


Hair - E31, E33, E35, E53
Clothes - V01, V12, V15, V17
Skin - E000, E00, E11, R20
Spicas - Lavender and Lilac
Challenges (sorry for the long post)

Flutter By Wednesday Challenge #141 - At least three hearts, plus a Butterfly, Fairy or Angel
Creative Card Crew Challenge - For a Loved one
Copic Creations Challenge #43 - We're Cool
Stamptacular Sunday Challenge #97 - Hearts gone Wild
Sundays with Crissy February Challenge - Love
Copic Oz Challenge - Love
Stamping with the Dragon Challenge - Anything Goes
Creative Cowgirls Challenge #6 - Valentines or Love
Papertake Weekly Challenge - Have a Heart

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

The Outlawtz First Online Party

Hi all

Just to let you know about this wonderful new challenge site The Outlawtz!  They are having a party to celebrate their new challenge site set up by a group of talented crafters, there are seven different challenges , one each day of the week (edited missed one)

There are an AMAZING 22 prizes up for grabs, so what you waiting for pop on over to The Outlawtz

Thanks for visiting, happy crafting, take careX:)


Tuesday, February 8, 2011

INKY IMPRESSIONS WHOLE LOT OF LOVIN' BLOG HOP

Hi all

Welcome to our second Inky Impressions blog hop, showing Nicole's new Valentine Release, more cute animals, now if you hopped here from the gorgeous Inkette Giovanna you are in the right place or if you are just visiting you may like to go to the beginning of the hop at The Inky Impressions Blog.

Today I have used this adorable new image 'Joseph and Lynette's First Date', available here, aren't they such a cute couple.

I have created a heart box, which required some patience lol!  As I made it using my CM heart template, took a bit of sticking together!  MS heart and butterfly punches.  Just a few of DH's fav treats for inside. 


A closer look at Joseph and Lynette, couldn't resist using my glimmermist again and added a few flowers and cute heart charm which can be found at Inky Impressions Store.  Distressed the edge and sponged with SU Lavender Lace.


Now hop on over to the gorgeous Inkette Sonja to see what beautiful eye candy she has for you.  Don't forget to comment on all the Inky DT blogs for the chance to win two of the new release images, 1 sentiment and some embellishments from Nicole (Inky Mama).   For you chances of winning you must complete the Blog Hop by Friday 9.00am EST.

In case you get lost along the way here is the list of the DT member’s blogs.



Nicole has a Valentines Special this month and the gorgeous 'Angelica Heart Socks' is available to buy for USD$10.50.

Don't forget we have gone fortnightly with our Inky Impressions Challenges you have until Tuesday 15th 12.00pm EST to enter our sketch challenge.

Challenges

Creatalicious Challenges #18 - It's all about the ribbon and make it a Love theme
Copic Creations Challenge #43 - We're Cool
Wild Orchid Challenge # 16 - Love is
Let's Ink it Up Challenge #9 - Romance/Valentines Day
Stamptacular Sunday Challenge #97 - Hearts gone Wild
Sundays with Crissy February Challenge - Love
Copic Oz Challenge - Love
Whoopsi Daisy Challenge - Hearts
Allsorts Challenge Blog Wk 89 - Love Love Love
Crazy 4 Challenge 73 - Valentines Day
Flutterby Wednesday Challenge #140 - Anything Goes, plus butterfly, fairy or angel
PaperPlay Challenges 11, week 5 - Stamp It Out
Stamps R Us Challenge #14 - Valentine/Love
Stamping with the Dragon Challenge - Anything Goes
Creative Cowgirls Challenge #6 - Valentines or Love
A Spoon Full of Sugar Challenge #138 - Let's see some love
Papertake Weekly Challenge - Have a Heart

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

This is my second post for today, my Mad for Markers Post is here

Crazy Hair Challenge over at Mad for Markers

Hi all, finally got sometime to play lol!  Continuing our Crazy Hair Colouring Challenge over at the Mad for Markers Challenge Blog, we would love to see hair not coloured in the usual blondes, browns and brunettes.  Now you can use one of Sammi's from her chart here or make up your own (which could then go onto Sammi's soon to be released new hair colour chart, so please let us know which colours you use.

Now I think I have tried to be a little too ambitious for my colouring talents but so had to have my fave colour purple and next fav colour orange together. 

Anyway here is 'Sweet Pea Blue Eyed Fairy' how gorgeous are her eyes, lightly distressed all the edges.

 A side look to show the gorgeous lip colour using Lavender Spica pen and special effects (I do have to confess to having a gorgeous sparkly lippy just like this), also used Lilac Spica for eye shadow.  First time I have tried dotting, love this effect when I have seen it on other crafters creations and finally sprayed with glimmermist.

  Shows the special effect on the paper toled flowers, eyes and choker, also a closer look at the orange copic coloured roses.

Copics

Hair - V12, V15, V17, YR00, YR02, YR04 & 0
Skin & face - E000, E00, B26, R20, & Lilac Spica for the eyeshadow
Choker and dress BV01, BV02, BV04, BV08 & Gold Spica
Spotted Outside, V0000, V000, V01, V12

Sammi over at the Mad for Markers Store now has the full selection of Sketch and ciaos in stock for a faster delivery service, there are various Xpress It sticky tapes, Xpress Blend It Paper, Flourish with bling embellishments. Posting to New Zealand and Australia. We the DT look forward to seeing your amazing creations, don't forget to stop over at the blog each day for more crazy hair colouring inspiration from the DT.

Challenges

Bizzy Becs Store Blog February Challenge - Sketch (to the right)
Papertake Weekly Challenge - Anything Goes + flowers
Forgotten Scraps Challenge #2 - Anything Goes
PaperPlay Challenges 11, week 5 - Stamp It Out
Stamping with the Dragon Challenge - Anything Goes
The Outlawtz Copic Challenge Group - Show us your Favourate Technique

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

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Crazy Hair Colouring Challenge over at Mad for Markers Challenge Blog

Hi all

Just a quick scheduled post to let you know about our Crazy Hair Colouring Challenge over at Mad for Markers, the talented Sammi has a chart which you can download here sample below.   We would like to see hair not coloured in the usual blondes, browns and reds.  Now you can use one of sammi's or make up your own, please let us know which colours you use so we can try them out to.

Sorry I don't have a creation, but life has been crazy with work.  So lucky a friend had Rosanna and Morgan yesterday for lunch and tea, so they have had fun!  My little boy or not so little has his first day at High School Today!  And Rosanna goes back tommorow.  Boy is this hard to write when you are scheduling  trying to get the grammar right lol!

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 the DT look forward to seeing your amazing creations, don't forget to stop over at the blog each day for more crazy colourful inspiration from the DT.
Hope everyone is well, I will be around to catch up soon (probably at the end of the week), happy crafting, take careX:)