Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Simply Betty Stamps Progressive Challenge - October


 It's time for the next installment of the Simply Betty Stamps' 2017 Progressive Challenge. This month we were given this gorgeous Fall image to use

This month's challenge was...
1. Use the colours orange, black, brown and cream
2. Include 1 designer paper
3. Include Leaves in your projects

You can check out all the entries and join in the fun over on the SBS Friends Facebook page HERE

Copics Used
Skin - E11, E04, E00, E000, R20, R11
Lips - YR68, YR15
Hair - E44, E43, E41
Eyes - C2, YG99, YG95, YG93
Clothes - 100, C10, C6, C4, C2, Y26, Y21, Y11. E49, E44, E43, E41. YR15, YR09, YR00, YG99, YG95, YG93, YG91
Wheelbarrow - 100, C10, C8, C6, C4, C2, E39, E37, E23, YR09
Leaves - YG99, YG95, YG93, YR68, YR15

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Aurora Wings Challenge #59

It's time for another challenge over at Aurora Wings and this time it's ...
Image may contain: 1 person, drawing
Today I'm using the gorgeous image Dark Princess I'm not sure I've achieved too much darkness - this gorgeous image has such a beautiful face but evil CAN be beautiful too - otherwise many of our favourite fairy tales wouldn't work with their stunning evil female characters.

 Don't forget to check out the rest of the AMAZING DT inspiration on our BLOGWe also have a very active Facebook Fan Group with additional contests, challenges and inspiration.  We hope to see you there. 

You can find this image and more in the Aurora Wings Etsy Store or the Online Store.

Copics Used
Skin - C6, C4, C2, C1, C0
Hair - C6, C4, C2
Eyes - YG11, R24, R22
Flowers - 100, YG13, R39, R29, R24, R22
Feathers etc - 100, YG17, YG13, YG11, R29, R21
Skull - E43, E41

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Fa La La with Bloobel Stamps


Just for fun I coloured up this cutie and created a simple Christmas card. The image is called Yay for Christmas and is from Bloobel Stamps. The striped background pattern in the cut out was created using a selection of washi and glitter tapes, they added just the right quirky finish.

Copics Used
Skin - E11, E04, E00, E000, R20, R11
Eyes - C2, G29, YG17, YG13, YG01, 100
Hair - E44, E43, E42, E41
Clothes - G29, YG17, YG13, YG01, RV69. RV66, RV63, RV55, 100, C4, C2, C0

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Christmas is Coming aROUND again!!!!



I printed off this AMAZING Santa Mandalooney from Bloobel Stamps before Christmas LAST YEAR and I was determined to have it coloured up and on a card by this Christmas - mission accomplished :)

It was interesting to have to colour up the same image 5 times, I was really aware of making sure they all looked alike. It was so much fun to do. And lastly I must apologise for my pun in this post's title - I couldn't help myself LOL

Copics Used
Skin - E11, E04, E00, E000, R21, R20, R11
Mouth - R89, R24, R21, C2
Beard & Hair - C4, C2, C0
Clothes - R29, R27. R22
Gifts - YG17, YG05, Y19, Y18, Y08, Y04
Stars - YR24, Y19, Y08
Background - YG21, YG00, white gel pen
Hat 'Fluff' - Stardust Stickles

The SBS Kick Off to Halloween Blog Hop


Welcome to the SBS Kick off to Halloween Blog Hop! Betty has turned all of her DT into characters, none of them too Spooky! This is Ventriloquist Debbie, isn't she FUN, I've always been a bit of a doll and now I get to see what I look as one LOL. I'm not quite sure how I became a doll but one thinks perhaps a little bit of spiderweb dust mixed with pumpkin juice and a little spell may just have played a part!

We have 12 AWESOME new DT images and all of these images can be found here... 

Hurry and grab these awesome images all 12 for just $15 while supplies last! Once sold out at the $15 price, you will still be able to pick them up as a bundle, however the price will be at the normal $4 per digi which comes to $48...so $15 for all 12 you have to admit it is a SPOOKtacular deal!

Of course they are also available individually on sale for $3 through Sept. 29th @ 6PM PST.

You also get a big TREAT for hopping along and commenting on each blog/facebook page...inspiration and a chance to win a CUTIE set of the new Jude Line. Each person will get a ticket per comment. A raffle will be held on October 1st and the winner will be announced.

Now it's time to head off to Kate's Blog

Here is our blog hop list as well in case you lose your place and have to start from here again all over 
Simply B Stamps blog (start of the hop)
Nikki (Facebook)
Krista 
Keri 
Debbie  {HERE}
Jennifer 
Lucinda (end of the hop)

Copic Used
Skin - E11, E04, E00, E000
Eyes - C2, YG93, B16, B12
Cheeks & Lips - R29, R24, R21
Hair - E18, E15, E13
Clothes - R29, R27, R24, R22, R21, C10, C8, C6, C3, C0, 100, E99, E97, Y18, Y06
Bucket & Signs - C10, C8, C6. C3 100, E42, E40, E15

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Thanx Coach


As Team Manager for my son's soccer team I was honoured to make this card for our fabulous coach. I found this awesome digi called Dunterton Accademicals FC from Dr.Digi House of Stamps. I coloured him up in our team colours and created the background paper using a soccer ball with our club logo on - we actually had this ball made up so the team could sign it as a Thank You gift. I also overlaid "our" ball over the top of the older style soccer ball that came with the digi. This fabulous old fella and his friend play lots of sports and are great for the "older" sportsmen in your life.  

Copics Used
Skin - E11, E04, E00, E000, R20, R11
Moustache - C4
Clothes - C10, C7, C4, C2, C00, G2, G07, G03, 100, E43, E41, E40, YG24, YG01
Ball - C2, C0, E41

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Autumn Mermaid from Aurora Wings


Today I'm bringing you a card made using the gorgeous new image from Aurora Wings called Autumn Mermaid, and even better - this weekend {Sept. 23/24} - she's a FREE gift with any $10 plus purchase. You can't get better than that! 

She was released today in conjunction with 2 gorgeous new images and you can see them all on the Showcase Blog HERE - as well as finding out how and where you can get this fabulous image FREE. 

Copics Used
Skin - E11, E04, E00, E000, R20, R11
Eyes - YG17, YG05, C2
Hair - E44, E42, E41
Autumn Foliage - E49, YR27, YR09, Y38, Y04, YG7, YG05
Tail - YG05, YG03, YG01, YG00, Y38, B12, white gel pen
Apple - R27, YR09, YG05
Sand - Y28, Y26, Y21 

Monday, September 18, 2017

Aurora Wings Challenge #57


After a month off it's time for another challenge from Aurora Wings and this time it's......

Image may contain: 1 person

I used the gorgeous Poppy Sprite and zoomed in on her face, cropping her into a frame. I also went with blue poppy tones and created a speckled background within the square. I had originally die cut the "happy" out of the coloured image to pop up over the top, but I felt it got a little lost so kept it white and added some stardust stickles over the top for some fun sparkle.

Don't forget to check out the rest of the AMAZING DT inspiration on our BLOGWe also have a very active Facebook Fan Group with additional contests, challenges and inspiration.  We hope to see you there. 

Copics Used
Skin - E11. E04, E00, E000. R20, R22
Poppies - B39, B06, B04, B02, B00, Y19
Greenery - G28, YG17, YG05
Background - BG23, YG05, YG01

Saturday, September 2, 2017

Simply Betty Stamps Progressive Challenge - September


 It's time for the next installment of the Simply Betty Stamps' 2017 Progressive Challenge. This month we were given the gorgeous Cast a Spell Betty to use. 

This month's challenge was...
1. Must use the image and sentiment provided
2. Include 2 ribbons 
3. Use polka dot designer paper

I realised late into designing my card that I hadn't actually used any polka dotted paper so I used my GoPress and Foil and a Swiss Dots embossing folder to create some silver foil polka dots on one of the panels in my design. I've wrapped a thin purple ribbon over the top of a wider lime green ribbon to fulfil the ribbon requirement. 

Copics Used
Skin - E11, E04, E00, E000, R20, R11
Lips - V17, V12
Hair - V17, V12, V09, V01
Eyeshadow - YG05, YG01
Clothes - G28, YG17, YG05, YG01, T8, T6, T4, T2, YR68, YR16, YR09
Pot - YR16, YR09, C3, C1, Clear Wink of Stella
Cat - V91, V12, V05, 100, YG17, YG01, YG00 

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

African Beauty from Simply Betty Stamps


Today I'm introducing you to one of the four African beauties that are now available in the Simply B Stamps Etsy Store. this one is Wanda Wraps. I loved having the excuse to challenge myself with a darker skin tone, something I don't do often enough. I also loved creating a fun stamped background which tied all of the wonderful colours I used together. 

Copics Used
Skin - E39, E35, E13, E11, R21
Eyes - C2, YR27, YR24, YR23
Lips - R27, R22, R21
Hair - E39
Clothes - E99, E97. YR0, YR07, YR04, G28, YG17, YG05, YG01, Y19, Y18, Y04, BG07, BG05, BG02, BG01
Flowers - E99, Y19, Y18, Y04, Y00

Monday, August 28, 2017

Using Windows in La-La Land


This week sees my last weekly post for La-La Land Crafts. It's been over 5 years since I joined the team and I have many, many fond memories of my time there, least of all is the people I have met, either in real life or through my computer. Many of these have become firm friends and I am blessed to have them in my life. 

The theme for this week is Windows by the way - sorry to hijack the post for my farewells LOL.

Don't forget to pop over to our BLOG where you can check out inspiration from my amazing teamies and remember La-La Land Crafts also have a Facebook Page HERE and La-La Lands Facebook Group HERE. We love seeing your amazing creations using La-La Land Stamps and Dies too.


Copics Used
Skin - E11, E00, E000, R24, R20, R11
Hair - YG26, YG21, E39, E23
Clothes - BG07, BG05, BG02, BG01, BG000, BG0000, V12, V09, V06, V05, V000
Coffee Mug - Y26, Y21, C4, C2, C00

Friday, August 25, 2017

Winter Playtime


It's time for my most recent make for August using the gorgeous new Teddy Bo images - these are available in amazing value bundles, or as individuals! 

These guys have so much FUN together - don't you wish you were them sometimes LOL. I hoope that poor snowman's twiggy arms are stronger than they look!!!

Copics Used
Snowman - B000, B0000, E59, G29, 100, C6, C4, C3, C2, C0, R29, R27, R24, R22, R21
Teddy Bea Fur - R20, E77, E35, E33, E11
Teddy Bo Fur - R20, E49, E44, E43, E42, E41
Bear's Clothes - R29, R27, R24, R22, R21, C8, C6, C4, C3, C2, C0, B69, B18, B16, B12, G46, G29, YG17, YG05, YG01

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Bloobel Stamps Progressive Challenge - August


It's time for the next installment of Bloobel Stamps progressive challenge. This month we had a choice of seven different ice cream character images to use - such a FUN idea!!! Anyone who knows me well knows I'm a bit of a Christmas tragic so I had to choose Ice Cream Santa to play with. What a perfect image for a Christmas card from our hot Summertime. I coloured him in traditional colours with a strawberry "cone", "caramel" ice cream with mint and choc chips for his face and "coconut" ice cream for his beard, mo and hair 


Note - the mint and choc chips ended up being are to hide a drip of green ink that dripped on his face - there's nearly always a way to disguise a mistake 

Copics Used - 100, T6, T4, T2, T0, R29, R27, R08, R05, R02, R01, G28, YG17, YG05, E55, E53, Y32, Y21, YR31, YR30 

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Simply Betty Stamps Progressive Challenge - August



It's time for the next instalment of the Simply Betty Stamps' 2017 Progressive Challenge. This month we were given the gorgeous Strawberry Rio to use

This month's challenge was...
Image may contain: food1. Use the image and the sentiment
2. 1 Designer paper
3. One embellishment
4. Use all the colors you see in the picture to the left, anywhere in your projects. This can be used in the coloring, the papers, the embellishments, or anyway on your project but all must be used. 
5. MUST be a full project, not just coloring of the image. Anything goes: card, scrapbook page layout, journal page, or anything crafty. NO DIGITAL ENTRIES.

My little present card shape is a lot of fun to use since it doubles as gift wrapping for a small gift or treats. I've made so many of these I have plotted the measurements into the Cameo and saved the file so it cuts everything for me quickly and with ease. I absolutely love Betty's images - they are an absolute joy to colour. 

Since my image was sitting over the top of the card I also cut out a second image shape without the printing and used it to pop the coloured image up on, giving a nice neat finish to the card as well as some depth.

Copics Used
Skin - E11, E04, E00, E000, R20, R11
Lips - R29, R27, R20
Hair - E35, E31, E08, R59
Eyes - C2, G28, YG17, YG05, YG01
Clothes - G28, YG17, YG05, YG01, R30, R29, R27, R24, R21, R00
Cake - YG05, YG01, YR21, YR20, R30, R21
Strawberries & Flowers - R29, R24, R21, G28, YG17, YG05, YG01
Frame - C2, C1, YG01, YG0000

Monday, August 21, 2017

Photo/Colour Inspiration in La-La Land


This week in La-La Land we are using the inspiration picture on the left for our projects.  This is a really eclectic mix of colours and I have to admit I did struggle a little to make it work - and I hope you think it DID work. I also admit that I love a challenge and having to think outside of the box - so even though the struggle was real I enjoyed it.
Don't forget to pop over to our BLOG where you can check out inspiration from my amazing teamies and remember La-La Land Crafts also have a Facebook Page HERE and La-La Lands Facebook Group HERE. We love seeing your amazing creations using La-La Land Stamps and Dies too.


Copics Used
Skin - E11, E00 E000, R24, R20, R11
Hair - BG11, BG05, BG02
Clothes - V12, V05, V01, V0000, C6, C3, C1, YG63, YG61

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Wind and Ice


We're nearly at the end of Winter here in Australia but Mother Nature is heading out with some cold winds and hail so I was in the perfect mood to colour up this cutie from Simply Betty Stamps. This is the Snowflake Queen and she's hiding amongst lots of other fabulous images in the Friday Fun digi section. 

I coloured her up in cool greys and then went over some sections with icy blues. I added some frosty goodness with some clear Wink of Stella, rhinestones and I used my new GoPress and Foil and an embossing folder to create the shiny swirls - you can see how I did that HERE. The photo to the left shows some of the sparkle and shine but as always it's sooo much better IRL.

To create the sequined look on her dress I used a fine blue texta and white gel pens and added lots of dots. I also dotted over some clear Wink of Stella for sparkle under lights.

Copics Used - C4, C3, C1, C0, C00, B01, B00, R00

Saturday, August 19, 2017

Extra, Extra - Grand Opening of New Simply Betty Store


There's exciting news in the world of Simply Betty Stamps - her new Etsy store is NOW OPEN and you can find it HERE. To spread the news I've coloured up Extra, Extra Betty. I've added some glitter and washi tape strips to the background panel and added a fishtail banner with die cut Altenew letters on. I had a lot of fun putting this one together and let's hope the new store is a huge success.

Copics Used
Skin - E11, E04, E00, E000, R24, R20, R11
Hair - E49, E44, E43, E41
Eyes - C2, YG17, YG05
Clothes - R29, R24, R05, C8, C6, C4, C3, C2, C00
Bag - YG99, YG97, YG95, YG93, YG05
Newspapers - E43, E41, E40

Friday, August 18, 2017

Winter Cuddles


I had so much fun creating this wintery scene using the gorgeous new Teddy Bo images for August, especially as I am sitting here in snuggled up against the cold outside. These images are from "The Bears" collection and are available in amazing value bundles, or as individual images.

The dies I've used are all from La-La Land Crafts and the were the perfect choice to set the scene for my cuddling pair

Copics Used
Teddy Bo - R20, E49, E44, E43, E41
Bo's Clothes - B39, B45, B41, YR24, Y19, Y06
Teddy Bea - R20, E35, E33, E11, Y21
Bea's Clothes - C4, C2, C00, R89, R29, R24, R05, YR24, Y19, Y06, C4, C2
Wall & Garden - E79, E39, E35, E31, E30, G28, G24, W5, W2, YR24, Y19, R89, R29, R05, C3 
Cushion - B45, B41, B39, YR24, Y19, Y06

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Club La-La Land Crafts - August 2017


Welcome to my showcase of the La-La Land Craft's August 2017 Club Kit.

For more information on the fabulous Club you can find all the information HERE. Just note that Club products (stamps and dies) will not be available for purchase outside of the kits for up to 12 months after their club release!!!

Check out what stamps and dies are in this month's kit...

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Here are the 2 cards I came up with using these FABULOUS products...

Copics Used
Skin - E11, E00, E000, R24, R20, R11
Hair - E33, E30, YR21 
Clothes - BV04, BV02, BV00, BV0000, BG34, BG15, BG11, BG10, BG05
Seaweed - E33, E30, YR27, YR21, G28, YG17, YG05, W7, W5. Y19

Copics Used
E33, E30, YR23, YR21, R27

Don't forget to pop over to our BLOG where you can check out inspiration from my amazing teamies and remember La-La Land Crafts also have a Facebook Page HERE and La-La Lands Facebook Group HERE. We love seeing your amazing creations using La-La Land Stamps and Dies too.