Wednesday, 29 January 2014

Getting Play

Hello everyone......I  know it has been a very long time since I lasted posted but I just find these days with being able to quickly share on facebook I just don't pop in here as often....Also obviously we have had I quickly share on facebook and think I will blog that later but later never seems to come!
It is nearly the end of the school holidays here which will hopefully also mean more routine.  have also cut back on work a little so I will now have more time to craft again. I look forward to a new year crafting!
Today I am sharing with you a card I have made using the MIC Image, Skating Tress. isn't she adorable. In fact this whole range of images are perfect for the age my daughter is at so I can see I will be using these a bit this year.
I am not sure that I have finished it off too well this card. I tried to embellish but I think I should have kept it CAS.
So hopefully, all going well,  you will be seeing me pop up more often this year!
Thanks for stopping by, until next time xoxox

Wednesday, 13 November 2013

Playing with the MIC Novmber sketch

Good morning everyone I hope this post finds you well.

Over on Facebook in the Make it Crafty Group we run a monthly sketch challenge. This month I created quite a layered sketch and I hope it has not put everyone off!

What I love about layered sketches like this is that it is as great opportunity to be able to use lots of pretty papers together. I made my card quite bright and have to say this is one of my favourites for a while!

I have used the gorgeous Felicity Stamp which is part of the 60's Girlfriends Collection and you can find her here

If you are wanting to play along with the sketch you find it here. I hope you can find the time to come join us and who knows you could win a MIC Store voucher o a choice of a digi. 

Thanks so much for stopping by today I really appreciate it. 

Until next time

Monday, 21 October 2013

Some Make It Crafty Inspiration

Good morning everyone....
Fist I just want to say I know I have neglected my blog for a while now but life has been crazy busy and then we went on a much needed family road trip to sunny QLD visiting lots of beautiful places in NSW, including Sydney, and then coming home via Dubbo and visiting the amazing zoo there. Once we got back we had a few days to get back into the swing of things before we all had to head back to school and work. To be honest we all relaxed so much it has been a struggle to get back into it but we are finally getting there!!
Today I am I have a few projects to share.
First here is  my DT inspiration for the Make it Crafty Facebook Group Sketch Challenge.
You can see that I have also used Octobers special $1 digi which you can get at the store here. To get her for $1 just use the code FBDOLLAR at checkout.
Now if you have been hanging out in the Make it Crafty Group Page and reading up the inspiration blog you will see that the colour challenges are back! This month the challenge to you is to create realistic eyes and an added challenge adding in a reflection.....Now I have to say I was trembling as I started to embark on this but after a I got into it I loved it. I know it is not perfect but I am pretty happy with my first attempt.
Coincidentally Zoe released some new portraits this month that are perfect for this challenge, you can find them here
So that is it from me today. Thank you for taking the time to readstop by. I am hoping that things become less crazy in our household and I will get time to get back into my crafting.
Until next time xoxox


Saturday, 10 August 2013

Trying out some new colour combos

Happy Saturday everyone....where ever you are today I hope you get to indulge in a least a little amount of crafting :-)

Today I have my new piece I have coloured however due to grumpy children I have not got to make her into a card yet. 

I thought I would share with you at least my colouring of Pipi as I have tried some new colours and done some smooth gradient colouring which will hopefully help prompt you about the current colour challenge over on the Make it Crafty FB Fan page. 

Talking about Make it Crafty have you read about the latest DT Call over at Make it Crafty? If not pop here to find out the details? 

pipi petal sprite

I have had pipi printed for ages waiting to be coloured and today some ink found her!
The hair is a new Pink Combo I have tried out.....Not bad but still not what I am after. Back to the thinking board. 

I did the hair in smooth gradients as well. 
I also used the skin colouring (except the BV20 as I dont have that)  that was posted by Jen for the Colour of the Day post on FB. I dont know baout you but I have loved the colour of the day posts so quick and handy. 

Make it Crafty Product:
Copic Colours:
Hair - RV95, RV32, RV1p
Dress - BG87, BG75, BG72 & BG11
Skin - E53, E51 & E93

That is it from me today. 
I hope that even though I dont have a finished project to show you that I may have inspired you to try out a new colour combo or join Make it Crafty smooth gradients colour challenge.

Friday, 2 August 2013

Celebrating Make it Crafty

It’s time for the Make it Crafty to pour a round of drinks at the super special tea party celebrations!

Not only are we celebrating the magical release of Alice in Wonderland, but Make it Crafty has turned 3! All thanks to YOU, the incredible artists and the amazing Make it Crafty team!

Let’s dance around from chair to chair, sipping a drink, eating a cake, shrinking then growing with excitement as you watch the entertainment unfold before your eyes.

Be careful not to miss the hidden words as you’ll need to collect them along the way and string them all together to form a quote. Simply enter the quote at the end of the hop for a chance to win!

Hopefully you’ve found your way from Delphine    but if you’ve just skipped a chair or two you might want to start back at Zoe’s Blog.

Ohh how I just adore this release so much diversity with styles, there is really something for everyone. I was lucky enough to get to play with 2 of the new images Falling Alice and White Rabbit. 

Firstly I used the Rabbit and made this birthday card for my card....

I  was trying my hardest to fit a sentiment inn but I think because the card is so big it just got lost or looked out of place so once again a CAS card from me.

Secondly I played with falling Alice......

Isn't she adorable? I made a bookmark for my precious daughter and because it is a bookmark I had to keep it quite clean and not too bulky.I checked with her along the way to make sure it was going to be ok and apparently she just loves it!

The fun doesn’t stop here and if you head over to Elaine's  blog she’ll be sure to treat you with…

Now I know you will be wanting to buy some of these digis so to make it easier for you here is a direct link as to where you can get them.

Thank you for stopping by my blog today and sharing in our tea party. I hope you have enjoyed your visit and enjoy the rest of your they party.

until next time 

Saturday, 27 July 2013

another christmas card...

  You may remember last month I was mentioning that I have decided to make a start on my Christmas cards. Well although I have not progressed as much as I would like I have managed to create a new Christmas card to share with you today..
xmas in july
I just adore these Elves from Make it Crafty they are super cute and just so much fun to colour. I cut him out and  then I 3D mounted him onto the card.
Once again a very simple card but that seems to be my style at the moment!
So I have used:
MIC PRODUCT - Zippy Digi Stamp
Copic Makers -
Browns - E35, E33, E31,E29, E17, E18 & E19
Reds - R08, R14
Greens - G08, YG41 and pencils. 
Skin tones are my normal E00, E21, E11 & R20
So that is it from me today....I hope I have encouraged to start your Christmas cards or even to just craft :-) 

Wednesday, 10 July 2013

My latest Make it Crafty creation

Good morning everyone I am here today to share with you my latest MIC Creation...
I generally craft how I am feeling and when I was making this card I was getting blown away!
Lots of heavy winds for my part of the world, up to 125km an hour, when I was making this card so it was fitting...well a little I think she is in a breeze and technically I had howling winds but hey close enough!
That's the great thing about MIC images so much variety you really can have an image for every occasion.
july 10
My card is quite simple but I just love how it turned out. The yellows and greens together worked really well...I think I have found a new favourite combination.
Here is a close up:
july 10 close up
I have used the following products:
Summer Breeze Digi also available in rubber 
Chippies (no longer available) 
I have also coloured my image using the following copics:
the dress - BG78, BG75 & BG72 plus my pencils for some touch ups
The yellow - Y15 and pencils 
Skin tones - E00, E11, E20 & R20
The rest of the stuff was just from my stash. 
Thanks for stopping by today, until next time