Monday, 20 December 2010

Sketchabilities reveal

another sketchabilities dt reveal… this was a fun sketch to use and i decided to use it as 8.5 x 11 since I'm really starting to get back into that size now…

here is the sketch


and my page using this sketch

sketch #37

make sure you go and check out the blog lots of inspiration over there


Friday, 10 December 2010

JYC catch up

well I'm behind as usual lol but here is a catch up for now

Day 3 – Cards… i found this gorgeous card on Nicole Magouirk blog and loved them so here is my version of hers… not sure if they will get sent out or not LOL haven't finished them yet….


Day 4 – Perfect… i went with the perfect photo. Kaitlyn being 10 years old now doesn't do the whole Santa on the lap thing so instead i did a mini photo shoot with her and of course we had to take the silly photos lol….


Day 5 – Countdown… this year i finished the Kaiser advent calendar.. really love how it turned out and kaitlyn loves advent calendars so now she has 3 this year to open….(lots of chocolate in the morning for her LOL)


Day 6 – Past time….10 years of Christmases with my girl this year… i love seeing her face on Christmas day when she opens up her presents and all the OMG’s that come out of her mouth are so funny….cant wait till this year


ok off to have some dinner then back into it to catch up completely..


Friday, 3 December 2010

Day 2 of JYC 2010

well I'm already behind lol but going to keep going…here is my entry for day 2 about the weather


nearly finished day 3…


sketchabilities reveal

another sketchabilities reveal has happened… go and check out the awesome things the dt did with this fun sketch… loved using this one…

here is the sketch


and here is my page using this sketch

Sketch #36

make sure you go and book mark the blog as well as the card one too… lots of fun things happening in January 2011….


Wednesday, 1 December 2010

JYC day 1

well it’s finally here day one of Journal Your Christmas… and so far I'm up to date LOL….

here is my page 1


back tomorrow for day 2


Stamp used

a few people have asked me what the stamp i used on the front cover of my Christmas journal is… this gorgeous girl is a C C Design stamp from All that scraps… she is so cute…this is a direct link to her on their website (she is digital)

hope that helps some of you….


Tuesday, 30 November 2010

Journal Your Christmas 2010

So again this year I'm joining in with Shimelle’s Journal Your Christmas….this year i have decided to go 8.5x11 and i even went all out and made my entire album from scratch….and cause you know I'm just so addicted to copics i just had to add in a copic coloured pic on the front….here is my album in full


and a few detail shots


so tomorrow is the day it all starts… I'm sure going to make a huge attempt this year to get it completed….cross fingers for me lol


Friday, 26 November 2010

Guess what time it is yeahhh

woohoo only 4 more days to go and then this online class starts….


I'm so excited…this year I'm planning on doing it all… I'm going to do it in the 8.5x11 size and attempt to make my own handmade album…lets see how i go…. will share my pages here….

If you want to join go and visit Shimelle’s post here and sign up…would totally recommend it….

ok off to get organised for a scrapping night…


Tuesday, 23 November 2010


Found this great challenge site and i thought i would give it a go… Its called Case Study and they give you a piece of inspiration that you use to create anything you like card, page, OTP….

So i decided to join in this week as the card they had up for inspiration was stunning and i haven't made a different shaped card in ages….

Here is the inspiration piece designed by Heather Pulvirenti


and here is my take on it

case study

go and check out the blog lots of fun…


Saturday, 20 November 2010

Mad For Markers–Scrapping Saturday

Happy Saturday everyone and welcome to another Scrapping Saturday over at Mad For Markers....with all the hype on copics at the moment there are so many gorgeous stamps out there to be used with them....

As many of you know the Magnolia stamps are huge at the moment and why shouldn't they be they are just gorgeous....I'm very lucky to have such a gorgeous friend Mel G (who is on the dt here) that very generously gave me use of her magnolia stamps... this little lady bug girl was so adorable and i knew straight away how to use i coloured her up and used her here on this page.

Go and check out your stamps and use them on your scrapbook pages they aren't just for cards....

Colours used: c1,3,5,7 and R 46,59,89


Sketchabilities reveal

Another reveal over at Sketchabilities… loved working with this sketch and what better photos to use than of my gorgeous new niece Zoe…

Here is the sketch

sketch35 completed

and here is my page

Sketch #35

go and have a go there is so much inspiration over on the blog


Tuesday, 9 November 2010

Copic Certification

I'm so excited that I'm now a copic certified designer… Yesterday i went off to Penrith and had a fun day of colouring in and getting taught the fun things about Copic Pens… It was so much fun and i learnt heaps…

Check out my little badge to the left <---------------------- (LOL)

I'm now very inspired to colour in but have a few more things to do for work….this weekend I'm off on a retreat… so looking forward to relaxing and having fun… don't know how much stuff ill get done though lol…

ok off to clean up and dinner then back to work stuff


Saturday, 6 November 2010

Mad For Markers- Scrapping Saturday

Thank so much for  joining in on our blog hop it was so much fun... make sure you are following both the store blog for Mad For Markers and the Challenge Blog... lots of fun things happening around here...

Well today I'm going to share a page i did for a colour class I'm doing online... I'm really loving colour at the moment with all my colourful copics etc... so when i saw this class online all about colour i thought i would join in to learn more.....
So i thought why not include my copics in with my pages of this class that way i get the colour on my pages i want with my copics.... one of the tutorials in the class was to make your own epoxy flowers in red... now I'm not a red fan at all... i don't use a lot of red so when i went to find some red embellishments i didn't have many that went... so i got out my white flowers and my red ciao marker and made my own... i then added 3 layers of UTEE (ultra thick embossing enamel) on top of each real life they actually turned out looking like wax flowers... but by using the copic pens i managed to get a red embellishment and by adding embossing powder over the top of them you wouldn't even know the difference...
here is my page

so next time your stuck for an embellishment pull out your copics and your embossing powders and make your own...


PS the bling jewels in the middle of each flower has also been coloured in with black copic 100

Sketchabilities reveal

well I'm late again… it seems i haven't stopped in the last 2 weeks… but here is my page i did using the last sketch over at Sketchabilities… loved using this one make sure you go and check it out

here is the sketch

sketch34 completed

and here is my page

Sketch #34

love how this one turned out…. make sure you go and visit the blog and give this sketch a go…


Monday, 1 November 2010

Mad For Markers blog hop

Good morning Copic Lovers, We are having our first ever Mad for Markers blog hop. If you have come here from Suzannes’s blog then you are on the right track… if not then please hop on over to to start this fun hop.

Firstly we would like to say a HUGE THANKS to the departing Design team ladies… Sue, Louise and Tracy have been wonderful members of the Mad for Markers Design team and it’s with sadness that we say farewell! Please pop by their blogs and give them some love and lots of Thanks for all the gorgeous inspiration they’ve shared with us all using Copic markers!

And we would like to give a very warm welcome to the new team and are so very excited to have them on board…. You are going to love seeing their work which of course you will see as you are hopping…. you can also take a little detour to read more about the new team HERE (

Another little bit of news is that we now have a separate challenge blog – as of today (you will finish the hop there!) We have lots of FUN things in store for you here on the existing blog (stay tuned) and we have some great challenges lined up for you on the new Mad for Markers challenge blog ... with daily inspiration coming from our wonderful new team!

Make sure to leave all the Girls some love along the way and become a follower of the new challenge blog to be in the running to win a Prize Pack, which consists of 3 Copics, 1 multiliner, a small pack of Neenah and XPress It blending card, plus a small sheet of X Press It Mask It Paper. There will also be a couple of random winners chosen along the way.

HERE is my project I am sharing with you today…


I made this card a while ago for a friend of my daughters…

The colours I have used are R81,83,85 E33,35,37, E000,00,11, R20 and the pink spica pen…Thanks for hopping by - now please hop on over to Michelle’s blog.

Here are the list of blogs in order for the hop…

Mad for Markers blog

Cassandra -

Marcia (TSS) -

Alicia -

Annette -

Suzanne -

Sheree -

Michelle -

Emma -

Melissa -

Tracey -

Mel B -

Linda -

Rach -

Sammi –

Mad for Markers challenge blog

Have fun on the hop…


Wednesday, 27 October 2010

Major catch-up

Well i have been non stop these last few weeks and i cant see it slowing down anytime soon LOL….

First up was Kaitlyn’s 10th birthday… i still cant believe that 10 years has gone by so fast… she is definitely growing up way too fast and as she told me she is now a “tween” lol just cause she is double figures….
here is the card i made her for her birthday…she was very impressed with it….


So this year cause it was a special birthday she decided to invite some friends from school and have a Halloween dress up party… it was so much fun… i searched everywhere for American orange pumpkins… finally found them and we set about carving our very own pumpkins… they actually came out pretty good…


then we all got dressed up and had a great party….Kaitlyn looked awesome in her Vampire dress with blood coming out of her mouth (not real of course LOL)_MG_8711

she loves getting dressed up and it was so good  that everyone else did as well (even me LOL)


she had a great night (even with the rain that hit which just added to the effect of the whole theme)…

So now that that is over I'm in to my long to do list… so much to get done in the next few weeks and alot of it is just for work… so if I'm a bit quiet around here you will know why….

ill leave you now with some recent colouring in that i have done (still addicted to my copics of course) and i also tried a new technique called cracked glass… really like this effect….

october stamp spot challenge

this card was for the challenge over at the new Stamp Spot ning site…. lots of cool things over there go and check it out…

and here is my cracked glass (sorry couldn't take a good pic will take another when i turn her into a card)



Sunday, 24 October 2010

Mad For markers Scrapping Saturday

So again this week was time for another one of my scrapping posts over at Mad For Markers Blog… i decided to use the technique of colouring in my embellishments… love how you can do this with these pens…. i was very inspired to go back to the 8.5x11 size after going through albums and talking to the lovely Sherry Mendoza (who scraps this size all the time)…I'm so loving scrapping this size again… so here is my mad for markers post on their blog….

I so love how copics are so versatile and that you can now mix and match all your embellishments to go with what ever project your working on at the moment... this page I'm sharing with you today all of the embellishments on the page the ric rac, lace, flowers and pearls have all been coloured in to match my page... all i do now is buy white or clear embellishments and i can co ordinate them with my colours i am working with at the time... see so much easier....

Copics used: v09,yg23 and bg05

off to edit all the photos that were taken at Kaitlyn’s Halloween party last night… she had a great time and will share all very soon


Sunday, 17 October 2010

sketchabilities sketch #33

another reveal day over at sketchabilities… these are such awesome sketches to work with and this sketch starts the new design team… wow so much talent over there go and check them out….

this is the sketch we got to work with

sketch33 completed

and here is my page using this sketch….

sketch #33

go and check out the site lots of fun and there are now prizes also up for grabs from our fun sponsors…


Saturday, 2 October 2010

Mad For Markers Saturday

Well its that time again for my post over at Mad For Markers Scrapping Saturday… I'm having so much fun being on this design team… love creating my scrappy layouts using my copic pens (they aren't just for cards LOL)… so make sure you go and check out Mad For Markers Sammi the owner is awesome with excellent customer service and the best site around for copics….

Last Friday night i went off to Sammi's house for CA (copics anonymous LOL) and she taught me this cool fun technique using copic ink and dettol hand sanitizer... since i don't have any refill inks at the moment i decided to try using my pens as they were... using a tissue i coloured it in with a blue (B97) i then added the hand sanitizer on top of the tissue where i had coloured it in with the pen and dabbed the tissue onto my copic you can see on my page this is the technique i used to colour in the clouds...if you are going to try this technique just remember to add the pen first not the hand sanitizer you don't want to ruin your pens....keep doing this till you get the desired effect....

here is my page i did i have also cut out the sun and coloured it in also using YR20,23 and YR02,04


Friday, 1 October 2010

2 sketchabilities reveals

so have been a bit slack lately and have totally forgot to share with you my 2 sketches reveals for sketchabilities..

the first one – some of us DT girls got to design our pages using the cool vinyl stickers from EAD Designs… these were so much fun and how cool was it that without even asking me they sent me stickers of little red riding hood….just so happens that kaitlyn was little red riding hood so it was so much fun designing this page around those stickers and with a fun sketch to go with it what more could i want

ead sketch - use red riding hood stickers


and just yesterday was the second reveal for the month of September again a fun sketch to work with and love how my page turned out… man i love being on the dt over at sketchabilities its so much fun and inspiring go and check out the cool sketches I'm sure you will be inspired with them also



ok heading off now to watch Glee LOL love it


Thursday, 23 September 2010

Quick share

Just a quick share today… about to head off to a very busy day at work… teaching a class of 9 tonight plus a buy swap sell on which we have 16 coming to… so very busy i think….

But last night i had the urge to create… i had to make a birthday card for a friend so thought i would have a go at the new Fuzzy Wuzzy challenge blog…. since I'm so into colouring in animals at the moment LOL

here is my card for their first challenge


isn't she just so adorable… another gorgeous image from the Stamping Bazaar….

ok off to work i go have a good day everyone

Sunday, 19 September 2010

DT Call at Mad For Markers

Ok so everyone knows that I'm totally addicted to Copic Pens… But are you… if so make sure you go and check out the Mad For Markers Blog, the wonderful Sammi has a DT call going on over there…she is so nice to work for and if you have a huge passion (or addiction) to copics then this is the team to be on….

Speaking of Mad For Markers yesterday was my turn to post my scrapping Saturday up on the blog this is what i did…

Well since i have been getting very addicted to the whole stamping and copics I'm totally loving the Greeting Farm stamps and when i saw this little Edward it reminded me of my cheeky nephew Ryan... the hair the clothes are just like him... so a few weeks ago i got to do a photo shoot with my sister and got some gorgeous photos of my nephew with his blonde hair and blue eyes...perfect photos to match this stamp... don't we all take photos to match stamps and paper i do LOL...

On the jeans of Edward i decided to use the technique of blending solution and denim material it came out really good...such a great technique to try on clothing and animals etc for different effects.
Colours i used: E000,E00,E11,E02,B93,95,97,C3,5,7,9 and 0

(oh and it does say Rachael Daniels on the bottom of the photo cause i had to borrow her computer LOL…thanks again hon….)


Friday, 17 September 2010

Sketch reveal at sketchabilities

Hi everyone wow so many new people stopping by my blog for the blog hop… thanks for all the comments so far and for joining in… there are so many nice things up for grabs… don't forget it is still going till the 20th…

So its past the 15th so that means that sketchabilities has had another reveal day over on the blog…. loved this sketch (i love all of them i know LOL)… this was a fun one to work with… make sure you go and have a go at it….


here is my page created from this one

_MG_8003 (1)

ok off to work have a great day all


Wednesday, 15 September 2010

Sketchabilities Birthday Blog Hop

It's SKETCHABILITIES first ever Blog Hop,
This blog hop is run a bit differently then others. There is an order for you to hop!

[1] Follow the hop by visiting Karan Gerbers blog first, find the word, and go to the next blog listed.

[2] For our followers to be considered for the final Sponsor Giveaway, you need to hop to Design Team Blogs that are participating in the blog hop in order …On those blogs, you will find a word in the colour Orange. Find the highlighted word, make note of it and leave some feedback. All these highlighted words combined form a catch phrase about Sketchabilities.

[3] You need to comment on each Designer Blog to be considered for the individual RAK the Design Team Members are offering............your last step..

[4] You will need to put that “catch” phrase together and bounce back to the Sketchabilities site to leave your final comment and the “catch” phrase.
You'll have 5 days to complete the hop dates are Sept 15th until 20th!
Winners of each DT Blog Rak and the Final Sponsor Giveaway prize will be posted Sept 22nd!

Here you will find links to all the Sketchabilities designers participating in the bounce. Each of them have a RAK to give away and all you need to do is leave them a comment on their blogs.


Hi everyone and welcome to the first ever Sketchabilities blog hop…. thanks for joining me here on my blog to all my followers and new people that are here for the first time HI….

So we are celebrating sketchabilities birthday so why don't you join us on our blog hop… if you have just made it here make sure you go and start from the beginning at Karan’s blog then follow the links… i have put down the directions on how this blog hop will be run so make sure to check it all out as there are some fun prizes up for grabs on the way….

So to have a go at winning my RAK all you need to do is leave me a comment here on my blog saying hi and telling me where you are from (and become a follower if you want to to) and ill put you all into a hat and draw out the lucky winner pretty easy hey…

so what's up for grabs here on my blog…. a 6x6 calendar stamp set by Cornish Heritage Farms and a 6x6 chipboard and acrylic album by Tinkering Ink….


So make sure you leave a comment and say hi…..(this rak is open up to all including international)

thanks for stopping by….make sure you pop on over now to Shawn Lahr blog….

Karan Gerber
Wendy Jordan
Char Dobson
Simona Montanari
Heather Leopard 
Aubree Greenspun
Brittney Aldous
Amy Kilgore
Liza Bermudez
Sheree Power
Shawn Lahr
Jenny Chesnick
Rita Vergara
Rhonda Van Ginkel
Karen Lancaster

have fun


Tuesday, 14 September 2010

Happy Happy

So why am i happy LOL well I've been chosen to continue on as a Design Team member over at Sketchabilities… woohooo thanks to Karan for letting me continue on for another 6 months… i love playing with the sketches over there so go and check it out….and while your there there are heaps of things happening over there for the birthday celebrations… including a blog hop that will be starting tomorrow (or tomorrow night our time…) lots of fun prizes etc that you can win…

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ok off to get organised for work lots to do…


Monday, 13 September 2010

Happy Birthday

to the stamp spot… its been a year since they opened up their awesome site… make sure you go and check out the blog they are having some fun giveaways… oh and then head to the store you will want to spend lots LOL…

Congrats Marcia on your first year….


Thursday, 9 September 2010

Just a share

Just thought i would come and share a few things that i have done lately….

Last Sunday was fathers day and this is the card i made my dad… we had a great family day out at Wisemans ferry apart from the wind LOL


I'm loving these little animals and of course still addicted to my copics… this image is from the Stamping Bazaar he is so cute…. go and check out the rest of their stuff….

And today is my good friends birthday and this is what i made him (LOL his happy birthday Box)….

and his card using a cute image from the greeting farm… i think i love colouring in animals at the moment… its so hard to find nice stamps for guy stuff so animals are ok i think LOL…. bit cutesy but hey i like it LOL


ok must get organised for work….