Tuesday 29 November 2011

Yippee! Some exciting news...

Hi everyone......Just a really quick post today to share with you my exciting news. Last week Kellie (from Tickled Pink Stamps) asked if I would become a Pink Lady and after deliberating for lets see about 1.2seconds I responded with a BIG YES! I have already worked with Kellie as  Pinkette lady and orignally on the Lil Lolita's Challenge Blog so I know that she is a delight to work with.

I will be starting my DT committments with Tickled Pink Stamps in January and I can tell you, after already seeing the new Lolita's & Lad's that will be released in Jan I can confidently say you will love them.

I look forward to being part of this team.

Thanks Kellie for asking me to join you....

It's Christmas at Mad for Markers Challenges

Good morning I hope you are all well.

I am slightly stressing about the fact that Christmas is just around the corner. I would love to know where the year has gone it feels like just yesterday that it was the middle of the year and I considered starting my shopping. Anyhow today my hubby had the day off so we went shopping, other than our frustration nearly killing each other we did manage to get a lot of Christmas shopping done so I am feeling slightly better. 

So if you are anything like me by now you would realise that we are quickly running out of time to be making chrissy cards so our current challenge at Mad for Markers is a great opportunity to get some christmas cards out the way and to join in the fun!

I am sharing with you today just some colouring as I am in the middle of making a project that I will be back to share with you later in the week.

Now if you are clever and have finished you cards have you thought about putting your crafting skills to making a christmas ornament or project? If so that is another way that you can join in with us this fortnight.

I am going to apologise now because I will be rather absent from here other than my DT work as you would all also be experiencing it is that silly season!

Hope you all have a great day

Thanks for stopping by, until next time xoxoxoxox

Sunday 20 November 2011

Its time for a sketch at Magnolia Down Under Challenges

Good morning all I hope you are all having a great weekend...

So its Sunday morning which means it is time for a new challenge at MDUC. This week the super talented Debbie P has drawn a sketch to challenge us all. Be sure to pop by the blog and check out all the great interpetations of this sketch.

So here is my card.....

and here is the sketch:

I have used a combination of old and new Magnolia Paper. Lots of fun colouring this little Tilda she is so sweet. I really tried to get the effect of where her dress falls over her legs (as in where the legs would be). As always you get a better effect of it in real life.

Anyhow that is all for me today. Hope you all enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Thanks for stopping by, until next time xoxo

Tuesday 15 November 2011

Mad for Markers - Anything Goes

Good morning I hope you are all well. Just a quick post for me today as still not feeling 100% which has not been helped by the fact that I knocked my head yesterday leaving myself dizzy, vomiting and concussed! Only I could do that.

Anyhow this fortnight at Mad for Makers we have an easy challenge - anything goes. As I am still trying to get christmas cards made i decided to make another chrissie card. I used the gorgeous Elf from Make it Crafty they are so much fun to colour.

Really happy with the brightness and lush colours of my card.

Now don't forget to go and check out the Mad for Markers Blog each day for fresh inspiration.

Thanks for stopping by , until next time

Monday 7 November 2011

Candy Winner

Good afternoon everyone...Just a quick post to say thank you to everyone that entered my candy and those that choose to spread the word on their blogs for me.

So I went into Mr Rand thingy and asked him to crank out a number for me with the lucky winner being Shirl from Creations by Shirl...Congratualations Shirl and thank you for all your lovely comments you always leave me..Please send me your slow mail address to 'bronwen_beekman at yahoo.com'  so that I can arrange for your prize to be sent.

Once again thank you to those that choose to enter my candy...

Until next time

Maggie Lovers Challenge - Christmas anything but a card

Today is the start of a new challenge at Maggie Lovers Challenges and this month we would like to see you create something Christmas just not a card. I admit when I first saw this challenge I was fretting and racking my brain as to what I could do. In the end I ended up pulling out my old Magnolia Ink's and gained inspiration from a couple of the creations by Tab and Claudia in lasts year Christmas edition. I believe that I have made it totally my own though. 

So still not entirely sure on what I was going to create I headed off to spotlight and started grabbing stuff and thinking that could work....By the time I got home I had about 10 ideas floating in my head but decided to go with the bauble choice. I am now going to show you my creation (be warned a few pics coming on) and then talk about it a bit further...

here is a pic with the reverse side of the scalloped circle. I just printed the text out on the computer and added a little colour

Here is a picture of it hanging

Here is a close up of the bauble

Here is a close up of the Scalloped section

So the bauble is a Polystyrene ball which I have painted gold ( took a few coats). Then I simply pinned the ribbon on and into place. The second hanging section I have also just pinned on to the ball and added the bow. It is actually a really quick and easy thing to make and think that I may be making a few more between now and Christmas. 

So get your creative minds on, or if yours is suffering like mine flick through some old Magnolia Ink's and get creating! I look forward to seeing all your gorgeous creations.

Thanks for stopping by until next time

Sunday 6 November 2011

Magnolia Down Under Challenges - Charms and Bling

Good morning everyone I hope this post finds you all well. 

This week at Magnolia Down Under Challenges our challenge to you is to use charm and bling. Nice and easy...

I am still quite off colour and as I am having house guests this weekend (scheduling this post in advance) so was really pleased when I went through my stuff to find my image already coloured. I forgot I had it but I coloured it up when I was at Debbie P's house the other week. 

I am loving My Minds Eye papers at the moment so I have combined some of their Christmas paper with some of their normal range. 

I tried something a little different with my image this week and that is I coloured an golden glow around Tilda (well at least that is the effect I was after!) and went really basic on embellishments allowing the gorgeous image and papers shine...

There is lots of bling on the card and you can see it slightly in the photo..Her wings, halo and ruffle on dress have stickles on it.

Anyhow I best be going now as I have a few others things to get ready before our guests arrive on Saturday morning. 

Thanks for stopping by until next time  

Tuesday 1 November 2011

Orange & Black at Mad for Markers

Good morning everyone if you are in Melbourne I hope you enjoy your day off....My kids have had an extra long weekend as there is no school Monday and no school Wednesday either.....I came home from work on Friday really looking forward to the time off...the excitement was short lived as I was sitting down with hubby in the evening to suddenly have my nose start dripping and my body feeling like it had been hit by a train...Saturday I tried to go out with him and look at stuff for the house but it was short lived...Yesterday was spent resting and today (being Monday doing post in advance), feeling slightly better, I have managed to get some colouring done...

No card to show yo today just some colouring I have been working on....I have done this for the new challenge over at Mad for Markers Challenges being in the spirit of Halloween using orange and black....This would be the first time I have used Orange in a bit scale....

I do not have the energy to make this into a card to be honest but have had lots of fun with it. I drew the wall behind Tilda and have been playing with it all morning trying to get the effect of texture.Not too sure if I have managed to achieve this...

I am going to enter this into the current Make it Colourful Challenge....

Each day at the Mad for Markers Challenge Blog there is some new DT inspiration for you so be sure to stop by and have a look. Of course we would also love to see your creations for this challenge too.

For all your Copic Needs (and more) go see Sammi's store...

Well off to feeling sorry for myself again!