Sunday, February 27, 2011

Kenny K's Krafty Girlz challenge - Week 34

How much are we loving this sketch, people???!!! This week's challenge over at Kenny K's Krafty Girlz is to use this sketch with a Kenny K stamp, and you could be in with a chance to win some cool card candy from Crafty Emma's Store! Here's my take on the sketch using the Kid Nation freebie 'Holla Back Girl'.

Stamp: Kenny K 'Holla Back Girl' - Kid Nation freebie
Copic markers: Skin E50, E51, E53, Cheeks & Lips YR00, YR02, Shirt & Shoes YG00, YG03, YG06, Eyes & Teeth B00, Jeans & stripes C1, C3, C5, C7, C9, 100, Hair E31, E3, E35, E37, E47
Bazzil Bling
Prima flowers
Greeting: Darkroom Door 'Alphabet Medley' stamps
Copic fine liner .01, Black

I cut the oval & Frame using the Cricut. Everything else is from my stash, and I am loving that I can use it to make fun cards!

Don't forget to head over to the Kenny K's Krafty Girlz blog here, and check out what the rest of the DT has for you ... it'll knock you back on your heels!!!!

Sunday, February 20, 2011

New Cousin provides dilema!

My cousin's daughter had a son on valentines day! Awwwww ... isn't he cute?!

However ... this leaves me with a dilema. I know my cousin's daughter is my 2nd cousin, but is her son my 3rd cousin, or my 2nd cousin once removed? And how about my kids? Are they my 2nd cousin's 2nd cousins? How are you supposed to know these things? LOL

Regardless of the dilema, we were able to visit said tiny cousin at 2 days old, and take some lovely photos. He just looks so new!

Monday, February 14, 2011

Budding artist

I'm such a proud Mum! My 12yo dd has really started to develop some amazing skills at drawing anime, manga and chibi style characters. This is her latest offering (from the swimming carnival today LOL) and I suggested she call it "Running with Scissors"! Personally I think this would make a great digital stamp. Perhaps when I get the computer fixed we can get the graphics tablet plugged in and she can work on some digi stamps!

Her blog is called KateDoodlez, and you can visit her by clicking here. She would love some comments and a few followers ... it would really make her day.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Kenny K's Krafty Girlz challenge - Week 32

The challenge we have for you today over at Kenny K's Krafty Girlz is this ... Circles! That's right ... let's make it round. I have used paper with circles on it. I also used my favourite round alphabet stamps (that I rediscovered in a cleanup), and stamped them on the pattern paper, punched them out with a 1" Martha Stewart punch, inked the edges, stuck 'em down and applied dimensional magic!. I also inked around the pattern paper. I'm in 2 minds about whether to leave this as another big bookmark, or turn it into a big card. My friend Sharon called dibs on my bookmark from the last challenge, so maybe I'll keep this one for myself, eh?

Pattern paper - unknown (stash)
Purple ink - Dusty Concord Distress Ink
Alpha stamps - See-D's, Smudgy Keys Alphabet
Copic markers - Face E50, E51, E53 ... Hair C1, C3, C5, C7, C9 ... Eyes Boooo ... Lips R02, R05 ... Jeans B93, B95, B97 ... Top & shoes RV91, RV93, RV95 ... socks B0000, B00

So ... what's the prize this week? Not only do you get 5 digital stamps of your choice from Kenny K, but our sponsor this week is Cult Pens.

So ... get on over to the KKKG blog and see what the rest of the design team has to show you ... absolutely stunning stuff! Click here for blog. Get out your circle cutters, diecuts, buttons, eyelets, embossing plates ... and get circular with Kenny K's Krafty Girlz!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

More Homespun joy!

I was at Coles, and saw Homespun magazine on the magazine rack. I wondered if it might be the edition with my kokeshi-style doll project in it, and how would I know, since it was packaged. And then ... I saw it. My doll is on the cover of Homespun!!!!!!! I also get a mention in the foreward and I am just tad beside myself LOL. It's magazine 12.2, and my project is on page 22. I really hope anyone who gives this a try loves making it, and I would really love to see photos of any that you make :)

Saturday, February 5, 2011


I'm really excited, because the doll I designed for Homespun magazine is in the current issue! Not only that, but they used her on the website as a promo for the magazine. Hubby would say the most exciting bit was when I got paid LOL.

I'm looking forward to going to the newsagent and pickup up Issue 12.2 of Homespun and seeing my dolly in print. It's the first time I've had a doll pattern published, and hopefully there will be more in the future.

Friday, February 4, 2011

What a week!

It's been a crazy week, for many reasons.

1. DD#1 started high school (requiring a much earlier start than I'm used to).
2. DD#2 went back to school after homeschooling since November (she's unhappy already).
3. I am decluttering my entire home, one drawer, shelf or cupboard at a time.
4. I have been running errands and sewing dolls like a crazy lady!
5. I set up a fan page on Facebook for Hello Dollies, including a shop.
6. It is HOT, apparently the hottest streak ever at this time of year for Sydney.
7. Cyclone Yasi ... trying to keep up with where it hit, and if family & friends were ok.

See ... I told you it was crazy!!

The dolls in the above photo are all for sale at Hello Dollies on Facebook. If you take a look down the column on the right of this page, you'll see a like button that you can click. I'd love to get some more people following the page, and if you know anyone who might need to buy a doll as a gift for a little one, or a handmade card ... then spread the word! Much appreciated :)