Sunday, January 30, 2011

One bookmark, four challenges

I love making these corner bookmarks, and this is one of my favourites.

Copic - E50, E51, E52, R02 (skin), C1, C3, C5, C7 (dress), E33, E35 (eyes), R20, R22, R27 (wings), YG00, YG03, YG06 (hair) ... clear spica pen for sparkle.

The stamp is 'Oleander', from CC Designs' Sweet November range.

Letters are Stampin' Up Alphabitties, puched with tiny square SU punch.

Also used Bazzil cardstock and some Basic Grey scraps.

I am entering this in the following challenges:

Mad for Markers challenges us to do crazy hair ... it don't get much crazier than lime!
PaperPlay Challenges want us to 'layer it up' ... and i did use 3 layers here!
By the Cute and Girly challenge us to 'bling it on' ... and I have used clear copic to bling up her wings. I hope it shows!
Fab N Funky Challenges want us to 'delight in your digi', and this is a digital stamp!

Kenny K's Krafty Girlz challenge - Week 30


Yes, I'm shouting! These girls are unbelievably fun to colour and incredibly cool for those girl cards. Our theme this week is 'My Favourite Things' ... and this covers a few of my favourite things:
My BFF who is blonde & likes pink
Being one of Kenny K's Krafty Girlz!

So ... ingredients!

Stamp - 'Soho' by Kenny K, Glam Girls collection
Cardstock - black, white, X-Press It
Pattern paper - SEI and something with rulers (not sure what brand)
Sewing machine
Dimensional magic (title & boots)
Title cut using Sizzix - Girls Are Weird font
Copic makers - Hair Y11, Y21, Y23, E13 ... Skin E50, E51, E53 ... Eyes B0000, B63, B66 ... Belt C1, C3, C5, C7 ... Dress/boots/lips RV21, RV23, RV25, RV29
Pink spica and white gel pen

Note ... I cut the title letters from X-press It card and coloured it using the RV colours, added white gel pen highlights then coverd it with dimensional magic.

Do yourselves a favour ... get on over to the Kenny K's Krafty Girlz blog and check out what the rest of the DT have in store for you. Then click over the the shop and treat yourself to a new Glam Gang girl (or 2 ... or 3) and get colouring :D

Sponsor this week is Whimsy Stamps, with a prize of one of the awesome new Kenny K rubber stamps! This is in addition to Kenny K offering a prize of 5 digital stamps of the winner's choice!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Scissors Paper Ink- classes

I am teaching a copic / guilt free scrapping class on Saturday 12th March from 12:45-2:30pm at the Kincumber Youth Centre, NSW Central Coast.

Copic colourers and guilt-free scrappers ... I've got you covered! We're looking at ways to make the most of your digital stamps (and the same principles apply to the guilt-free scrappers who own some lovely rubber stamps). I'll also show you how to make corner bookmarks and gift-card holders from scraps and leftovers, and utilise your cricut machine, stamps or embellishment collections! Everyone will receive the instructions for the projects and tips on getting the most from your stamps.

You can click here to go to the Scissors Paper Ink blog and book your place in this class.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Cards for sale

It's no secret that I make a lot of cards, and even after giving away more than 50 cards as Christmas gifts, I still have a lot left! So ... if you head over to my fan page on Facebook and click on the 'Shop' tab, you can purchase all of the handmade cards that are pictured here! Even better, if you click 'Like' on my page, you received a discount on your card purchases!

You can click on any of the cards above to be taken to the fan page. Every card is blank inside and comes with a plain white envelope, sealed in a clear bag.

Click here to go to the fan page

Kenny K's Krafty Girlz challenge - Week 29

This week's challenge is to use this amazing sketch by Bev! This is one of the most versatile sketches I've ever used for a card, and I can't wait to see how everyone interprets it!

Sponsor for this challenge is Bizzy Bec's, prize is a $25 Gift Certificate to her store
in addition to Kenny offering 5 Digi Images of the winner's choice.

So ... get on over to the Kenny K download store to pick up a groovy new stamp, or dig out one you haven't used in a while (or at all!). Get cracking with a card and come play with us over at Kenny K's Krafty Girlz! The Design Team have some amazing cards to inspire you :D

And since I had so much fun making this card, I am also entering it in two other challenges this week!

Copic Creations have challenged us with "What's new?" for me it is this cool web-ribbon stuff. I love it!
Mad for Markers have challenged us with "I love Australia", red white & blue. Well ... you can see that I have used (among other things) red (guitar) white (sneakers & greeting) and blue (outfit and on pattern paper).
Cute Card Thursday have challenged us to use a 1-2-3 recipe, and I have 1 strip of mesh, 2 buttons and 3 gems!
A Spoon Full of Sugar has challenged us to use blue & green - check!

NOTE: This card is for sale in my Facebook shop ... click here.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Desk cleaning update!

So ... yesterday I shared some photos of my awfully messy desk. Today hubby took the girls bowling, so I got stuck into the desk again! I tackled the rest of the shelves and the desktop. I found my scanner under all that rubbish! I have a couple of things to go on ebay, lots gone in the trash, and a few things posted on Freeycycle. There was a mountain of post-its, business cards and old bits of paper behind my computer screen ... and there's nothing there but leads now! Sure ... it's not finished yet, but at least it's tidier! The drawers are on notice!

I'm a girl on a mission!

This year I am totally about get my house decluttered and sparkling! I therefore share with you the abomination that is my desk (and this is only one section!) Hubby took the girls out for a couple of hours and I thought to myself "I'll just tidy up my desk". Um ... yeah. In 2 hours this is all I got done. This section isn't even finished yet, but I sure did get rid of a lot of stuff, and found that 3 of those photo boxes were EMPTY!

How am I going to declutter this house? Simple ... I use the FlyLady system. Even better, I am a member of her fan page on Facebook, and it's the best support group ever, and yesterday I cleaned house whilst playing Fly Bingo with ladies all over the world! I worked over my kitchen to within an inch of it's life, and when I was done I slept really, really well.

Are you looking to have less 'stuff' messing up the background of your home snapshots? Then get yourself a copy of 'Sink Reflections' by Marla Cilley and join the revolution!

Monday, January 10, 2011

Guest teaching - copic markers

I am very happy to announce my guest teaching gig coming up soon. I will be teaching this copic marker class 'one stamp three ways' at Di's Scrapbooking on Friday 21st January. It's a 4 hour class, 10am-2pm, and costs $45 all inclusive (byo lunch, though). We are covering 4-colour shading, monochromatic black & white, and paper piecing on the day. Give Di a call to book your place, but be quick ... only a couple of spots left!

Di's scrapbooking is at The Entrance ... click here to go to their website.

Sunday, January 9, 2011

My first Kenny K's Krafty Girlz post!

Welcome to my first post as a Kenny K Krafty Girl! The challenge this week is 'Love You'. There's no time like the present to get those valentine cards made, and this month's release of the new Love collection means there's no excuses for putting it off!

I have used the new Heart Teddy Bear for my card, and my other ingredients include:

Copic markers: R20, R22, R27, R29, E31, E33, E35, E37
White gel pen
Design paper: Francheville
Red ink: Stampin' Up
Heart, alphabet stamps, ric rac: unknown source, from my stash

The prize for this week's challenge is a selection of swiss dot ribbons from our sponsor Crafty Ribbons. So come on over to the Krafty Girlz blog and check it out ... then hit the shop and pick up some Kenny K stamps to make your valentine a fun or funky card.

Friday, January 7, 2011

My last challenge with The Town Scrapper

Here we are folks ... my last post as a DT member for The Town Scrapper. Fittingly our challenge this week is 'favourite Victoria Case stamp' ... and if you've seen my other Friday cards, you'll know that Made With Love Lola is definately my favourite!!!

I dressed her up here with All My Memories pattern paper (I've really gotten a lot of mileage from this one sheet of design paper!), and the alphabet stamps are Darkroom Door. I used copic markers to colour Lola, and although I can't find my list, I know I used R0's and C's for most of her.

A great big thank you goes out to all my fellow Design Team members at The Town Scrapper. I have been inspired by your talent, and blown away by your kindness. This was my first stamping design team, and I learned a lot :)

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Aussie Cards for Sale

I make a lot of cards. Some of you might have guessed that by now LOL. And even giving away a bunch of them for Christmas gifts, I still have a lot just hanging around, not doing anything. So I am submitting these cards to a great new website called Aussie Cards for Sale. Wow! There is some serious card making talent on this site, and if you're looking for a quality handmade card created by Australian artists, then this is a must-see website for you! Thanks for checking out my cards Alicia :)

Click here to go to the Aussie Cards for Sale website!

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Final class at Erina Scrapbook Store

This Saturday I will be teaching my final class at Erina Scrapbook Store. I am sad that the doors are closing next month, but really excited for Odette as she faces her new career as a mother! It's not too late to book if you contact the store (click here for link to the website), and the copic class is watercolour effects. Bring all your copic markers with you, in particular your 0 (and a 0 reinker if you have one). I have have a bunch of stamps for you to use on the day :)

I coloured this image using the watercolour effect that I'll be teaching you. This is a Kenny K digital stamp (click here to go to Kenny's store) called Tennis, in the All Starz collection. Pattern paper is from the huge Diecuts With A View pad I bought at Big W ages ago, and I've also used a paper doily (from the dollar shop) and coloured it with my copics. Oh, and clear Spica pen, though it's hard to see in the photo.

So ... who's coming to my last class????