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Sunday, 10 June 2012

Gorjuss Girl on a Mojo Monday

Well it's Sunday night and here I am with a card that I made today while my cousin was here 'playing' with me ... 

I had this Gorjuss Girl image coloured and have been trying to make a card with her for ages with no success ... It didn't help matters that my cousin's puppy loves to chew anything papercrafty (ribbons, flowers, coloured images lol) and she managed to chew the bottom right corner off the stamp before we noticed what she was doing lol!!  I was following the sketch from Mojo Monday but had to end up covering the chewed corner with the flowers to cover it up so I hope it still meets the sketch ....

I am always amazed at the beautiful cards made by cardmakers such as Camilla, Kat and Kylie who seem to be able to add layer upon layer of paper, lace, doilies, mesh, flowers and ribbon and make the most stunning cards ... so today my challenge was to at least have a go and while it is by no means to their calibre I'm pretty happy with how it turned out.

I'm certainly going to keep practicing to see how I go .... a personal challenge!

Anyway, I'm off to think about to feed the family so until next time


(Must use a hand coloured image)
(I've used Flowers, Pearls and Die Cuts)
(I've used punches, ribbon, 2 or more pattern papers)
(Tim Holtz distress inks, white gesso paint, distressing around image)
(Tim Holtz distress inks, white gesso paint, distressing around image)

Paper:  SU! CS, Kaiser PP, Paper Mania PP, paper from stash
Stamp:  Gorjuss Girl Little Heart
Other:  WOC flowers, SU! seam binding, mesh, pearl brad, Cheery Lynn olive branch die, Martha Stewart butterfly punch, SU! scallop punch, Tim Holtz distress inks, white gesso paint, coloured with Copics.

Saturday, 9 June 2012

Libby's First Card Challenge

Miss Bella has got a number of her friends 'hooked' on colouring stamps and making cards and you can often find 2 or 3 of them sitting around the craft table getting creative.

Well Bella's bestest friend Libby has asked me if I could enter her card into some challenges and help her set up a blog ... I haven't had a chance to set up the blog yet so I thought I would just enter it into the challenges using my blog.

Libby coloured a freebie digi image from Meljens Designs called "Bunny Love" because she absolutely loves anything and everything to do with bunny rabbits and just got her own rabbit called "Shadow".  Libby coloured with Bella's Prisma markers and was so proud and happy with herself and her card and I hope you like it too.


Friday, 8 June 2012

Saturated Canary Double Take

Just a very quick post before I head off to bed ...

I just made this card today following the sketch at iSpy Sketches and I must say that as clean and simple as the design is I really struggled with this?!?  I coloured the gorgeous image pretty quickly and then when I went to make the card I really struggled with what to use for my 4 elements on the left side (I challenged myself to not use buttons or flowers!) and then remembered that I had bought this Spellbinders die set ages ago and never used it ... and so the card was created .... 

I have to say it's a real "Look Mum, no flowers" card and I really had to think about how I was going to get some girly bling on it lol ... Think the glitter and the rhinestones look OK.

I will hopefully be back at some stage over the next couple of days .... We have a long weekend here in Australia and Miss Bella at a friend's all day tomorrow and sleeping over so hoping to just have some 'play time'.

Until next time



Paper:  SU! CS, Kaisercraft Bonjour & Miss Nelly PP
Stamps:  Saturated Canary Double Take DigiStamp, SU! Sentiment
Other:  Spellbinders Fleur De Lis Accents and Fancy Tags, SU! large scallop circle, CM circle cutter, Rhinestones, Kindyglitz, Tim Holtz Distress Inks Spun Sugar, Walsnut Stain and Antique Linen, Coloured with Copic markers

Wednesday, 6 June 2012

Happy Birthday Nupur - Wee Florist

Well as promised ... I'm back!! ...

I thought I'd share one of my cards that I've made and just have not had a chance to post onto my blog.  This is a card made for Nupur, Miss Bella's friend who celebrated her 8th birthday.

I adore these Wee stamps by Sylvia Zet ... they are so girly and pretty and a lot of fun to colour.  I've coloured her up with my copics and kept the card relatively simple to show off the gorgeous stamp.

I will most definitely be back with some more cards
Hope you like this one and until next time


(punches, flowers, circles)

Paper: SU! CS, Pink Paislee Sweetness PP
Stamps:  Sylvia Zet Wee Florist digi stamp, round digi sentiment
Other:  Scallop die, circle die, circle punch, Thickers number '8', SU! Ribbon, Tim Holtz Walnut Stain Distress Ink, Coloured with Copics

Tuesday, 5 June 2012


My apologies folks ...
This post has been an awfully long time coming and is well overdue.  Unfortunately life has been crazy busy these last months and we've all been a little unwell too ... BUT I hope this post gets my blogging mojo back into gear lol :-)

I say all that because back in March I was thrilled to be chosen by Kenzie at Kenzie's Kraft Escapes to receive a blog award!!  It's called the 'Versatile Blogger Award'.

 I was blown away and it's just soooo exciting!!

So, first up I just want to say a BIG SORRY to Kenzie for the time it has taken me to acknowledge this wonderful 'gift' and then I want to continue on with A HUGE THANK YOU to Kenzie for passing on this award to me ... It really is a HUGE thrill and I don't who was more excited ... me or Miss 9, Isabella lol.

Please head over to Kenzie's blog HERE to check out her work ... I'm sure you'll really enjoy her creations.

Well for this award first ... you have to thank and link the person who has sent you the award, then second ... you have to choose 15 people with either new blogs you have found or older blogs you love to visit and then third ... tell 7 things about yourself ...

Well, I've thanked (and apologized) and linked to Kenzie's blog, so onto step 2 ...

So for my 15 blogs .... There are so many wonderful blogs out there and this award is specifically for new blogs or older blogs that you love to visit .... It's going to have to be a work in progress but here's what I've come up with so far:

Vicki is a friend of mine that I regularly catch up with to 'play'.  We both have a love for copics, stamps (both rubber/acrylic and digi) and for all things goregous ... espescially patterned paper and flowers.  Vicki is an awesome copic colourer and is incredibly modest about her talent.  Vicki is the person who introduced me to the wonderful world of colouring and stamping and I have not looked back.  Go on over and have a look around her blog, you will seriously love her stuff!

Kat is one of the very first blogs that I ever followed and she in turn followed me back :).  I have watched Kat go from a fantastic colourer and card maker to an absolutely fabulous colourer and card maker and has the most amazing talent of embellishing her cards like pieces of art ... Kat is on a number of great design teams and has accomplished this in a realtively short period of time ... Head on over to her blog and you will not be disappointed I promise you.
Cheryl is another of my very first favourite blogs that I follow and another wonderful crafter who creates beautiful cards and always inspires me to get my mojo on lol.  Cheryl is a fellow Aussie and you'll find her blog so worth the visit.

I started following Annie not that long ago and just love her work.  Annie designs for one of my all time favourite stamp companies, Tiddly Inks, and she is very very talented. Annie is one of those people who (unlike me!) who has an eye for colouring with beautiful, bright, bold colours which match her cards to perfection.  I am always inspired by her work and I think you will be too.

I just adore Wendy's cards and designs ... If you want to see some seriously brilliant colouring (espescially of Saturated Canary stamps) then you need to check her out.  Wendy is probably one the most brilliant colourers and card makers I've ever seen and I only just discovered her blog after seeing her post on the Saturated Canary facebook page.  I can say nothing else about this lady except for go and look at her amazing work.
Well ... how could I possibly ignore my beautiful Miss 9 ... Isabella Laura ... who loves to scrap and make cards and just had to have her own blog! Mind you though, getting her to take photoes and post them is another thing. So, if you've got some time I'm sure she would love it if you headed over and left her a comment and/or became a follower ... I think this would definitely inspire her to post more.

Wow! Carly is an amzingly talented young 13 year old girl who not only has her own blog but has her own sketch challenge blog which you can find HERE and is also selling her own digis.  I love that children get involved in such a wonderful activity like craft and that we should support them where we can.  You seriously need to check her out and she is defintely one to watch take over the art and craft world lol.

I have been a fan of Coops (Nic) for ever ... She is incredibly talented and her colouring is perfection.  There are always oooh's and aaaah's from me whenever I check out her blog.  I am a real girly girl colourer and card maker and Coops make me feel that boy cards are achievable becaue she does such a wonderful job on both ... Check her out for yourself.

Wow, is there anyone who hasn't seen this amazingly talented ladies blog??  With over 4000 followers I would find that hard to believe :).  Jacque falls into my 'older blogs that you love to visit' and is seriously one of the most generous, kindhearted and talented bloggers I've had the priviledge to come across and I look forward to my email notifications from her every day.  I am always inspired by her work and I am sure you will be too.

Yet another long term fave of mine.  Delphine is from just outsise of Paris and who doens't love all things French lol ... You will not be disppointed when you vist her blog, she works mainly with copic markers but also uses Polychromos pencils ... Delphine is an extraordinary colourer and her creations just keep  you gasping and wanting to see more. 

Honk If You Scrapbook
This is my cousin Heidi's blog that she has just started ... Heidi has been scrapbooking and colouring for ages and I have been 'encouraging' her to start a blog for her creations and to enter challenges for ever :D  Head on over and have a look you won't be disappointed ...

And now for the seven things you don't know about me
(except you Vicki and Heidi lol)

1.  I don't smoke but I love a nice glass of wine ... red, white, bubbly whatever, ... and I really enjoy an icy cold beer or cider on a hot day.
2.  I was born in Australia to Krystyna who was born in Germany to Polish parents during WWII and Angelo who was born in Northern Italy ...
3.  I have a beautiful daughter, who is 9 years old and I absolutely love her to bits through good and 'not so good' times and a husband that loves and supports me no matter what happens :)
4.  We still live in the same house that we built 17 years ago but I have had itchy feet now for about the last 5 or so years ..... Problem is my hubby doesn't have those same itchy feet lol.
5.  I absolutely love to cook and have a "kitchen gadgets" and Kitchenaid addiction ... I have the mixer (with the matching colour bowl scraper), processor and blender (all in red) and am willing my hand held mixer to 'die' so I can get Kitchenaid one lol!! And the kettle and the toaster .....
6.  I love to colour with my copics and make cards but my first love is scrapbooking and I just never seem to be able to spend the time doing it .... Though making a card is sometimes just a mini layout.
7.  I have a real 'savoury tooth' rather than a sweet tooth .... Give me a bag of chips, a cheese/antipasto platter or a really divine main course and I'm in seventh heaven.  Can always skip dessert but will always be tempted by an entree (appetiser) before my main lol .... yum yum

Ok, well this has been a long post and I appreciate the time you've taken to stop and read it and I hope you take the time to go and have a look at these blogs and the others that I will try and add as I think of them or discover them ...
For now though