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Monday, 10 October 2011

Tilda Goes Shopping

Good evening folks ....

I've been a busy little card maker over the weekend and this is the first of 3 or 4 cards that I will post over the next day or so.

Isabella headed back to school today and Gray heads back to work tomorrow ....
Not to be a mean mummy/wife but ... yaaaay :D It will be so nice to have my days back and my own routine back.  Am I the only one who while their hubby is on holidays doesn't seem to get much done?!? I don't know if it's just being out of sorts, more work created having an extra body or two (in school hols) around, or the fact that when he is on holidays from work he thinks that it's a holiday from life in general?!?

Oh well .... Thank goodness for craft lol.

I coloured this gorgeous "Tilda Goes Shopping" stamp with my copics a while back when I first got my copics and she pretty much just sat around waiting for me to make a card for her ....

So ... here she is all ready to go ... Isn't it funny how when you really set your mind to something you actually manage to get it done?  I'm happy with how she turned out and I hope you like her as much as I liked finally getting her onto a card.
I cannot for the life of me get a photo uploaded that shows the stickles glitter that I put on the flowers, pearl swirl and Tilda's necklace so please believe me when I say that it is there and looks so goood .... I will continue to endeavour uploading the photos but for now blogger is being painful and not letting me do it!!

Happy "back to school" for us Aussie Mums and until next time

Challenges I'm going to enter this card into:
(I haven't used a fall image but I think these colours meet a Fall theme :D)
(Entry #46) *
Craft Your Passion - Challenge #79 A card for all occasions
(Entry #4) *
Crafty Cardmakers - Challenge #53 Anything Goes 
 (Entry #322) *
Crafts and Me - Challenge #55 Use a Digi
(Entry #249) *
Cooking It Up With Katie - Challenge #78 Fabulous, Fun and any other "F" word 
(My "F" words are Fall colours, Flowers & {pearl} flourish :D)
(Entry #50) *
All That Scraps Challenge - Anything Goes
(Entry #32) *

Paper:  Bo Bunny Gabrielle Collection PP, SU! CS
Stamps:  Magnolia "Tilda Goes Shopping" from Bon Voyage Collection, Sentiment was a free download from
Other:  Flowers & leaves from Wild Orchid Crafts, "Prima Say It In Pearls" swirl.  Coloured with copics.

Saturday, 8 October 2011

The Outlawz 1000 Member Party

Click here to go direct to The Outlawz Party Post

So my friend Vicki and I got our regular update emails from oozak which is where we both buy our copics from and they are one of many sponsors for this HUGE 'party' that The Outlawz are having to celebrate 1000 members.  There are a number of ways to win prizes, including a blog hop, scavenger hunts and word scramble just name a few.  There are also a number of challenges that that you can enter and each one has a different theme. This is their post:
Whoo-hoo! The Outlawz is celebrating!
1000 Member Party
Monday, October 3, 2011, 12:01 AM EST
Sunday, October 9, 2011, 11:59 PM EST
There are 5 games, a tutorial blog hop,  2 scavenger hunts and 7 challenges. All seven challenges are participating in the party from start to finish. Unlike a regular week, all of the challenges start on Monday, Oct 3  and each  has a different challenge for you to play to win prizes!   The Challenges are located in the Challenge tab in the top tool bar with a drop down menu.  Make sure you visit all 7 challenges to win more prizes!
Important: The 1000 Member Party has a tab in the top tool bar too with a drop-down menu. Make sure you access all 7 links in the menu to participate in the games, banner posting contest, and blog hop and to be eligible for more prizes! That is a total of 14 places to visit and participate to win all the wonderful gifts the sponsors have donated for the party!
Let’s give our sponsors a huge THANK YOU! Without them, we would not be here!
The Outlawz Design Team
Winners will be announced on October 12, 2011, 3 PM EST

So I have entered a couple of things so far and there are a couple of things that have got me stumped but you gotta be in it to win it so I'm in it for a couple of things lol ...  There are some amazing sponsor prizes.  I'm about to go and have a look at the challenges and see if there's anything that I can enter before tomorrow so wish me luck with that :D ...  There are some amazing sponsor prizes!!

I do have to say that there are some amazing people on their DT and their blogs are definitely worth checking out ... I have found a number of tutorials that I want to have a go at so hopefully I'll have some great little projects to share over the next couple of weeks.

So ... head over to The Outlawz and have a look around ... I have had a number of emails from the girls there and they seem so welcoming and friendly and I will need to jump onto the website and say hi back .. I'm looking forward to being a regular with them ...

Anyway ... as usual have a great night, an even better last day of school holidays (for us Aussies) and until next time ...

Wednesday, 5 October 2011

Wedding Card

Good afternoon all ...
I just thought I would share with you my card that a friend asked me (and paid me woot!) to make for a wedding that she and her hubby were going to ...

This is the first wedding image that I have ever coloured (with ether prisma or copic) and I have to say that I was soooo nervous about it ... There is always that much more pressure when someone asks you to make a card for them, let alone pay you for it lol.  I showed Sheree a stack of stamps that she could choose from and she went straight to this gorgeous Tiddly Inks digi image called 'You and Me' ...

I wasn't at all confident with doing the whole 'illusion of white' colouring so went straight for creams and greys and I really like the way that it turned out.  I have to say that the lamp post hasn't been served it's right justice in the photo .... it looks so much better and really 'pops' in real life ... I embossed it with a holograhic silver powder (with my hairdryer because my heat gun decided to give up 5 seconds into the process - not happy lol) and then coated it with a gloss.

Close up of colouring
I guess the important thing is that Sheree and Trevor loved the finished card and I hope the Bride and Groom did too.

I'm going to enter this into the following challenges:
(Entry #262) *
(My unexpected is being completely out of my depth with making a wedding card)
(Entry #10) *
(Entry #72) *

Paper:  SU! Basic Grey CS, Kaisercraft Velvet Ensemble,
Stamps:  Tiddly Inks "You and Me" digi, SU! Bliss stamp set (background between stamp and pp)
Other:  SU! satin ribbon, Bella buckle, WOC flowers, tag die, laser cut lamp post, embossing powder, gloss, Tim Holtz distress ink, rubon, jewelled brad.
Coloured with Copics.