Thursday, April 28, 2011

Copic Markers

Well I finally took the plunge after weeks of  looking at colour charts and U Tubes, I purchased myself some Copic markers,  and all I can say is...I just love them! there's no going back now I am totally hooked.  
I already NEED more colours lol.
Well here is one of my first attempts, still need a little practise on the shading, but they really do the work them selves...
This is a little note book again, my 9 year old daughter helped so much over the holidays with the cleaning of the house I thought this would be a nice little Thank you (along with the pocket money they all seem to put their hands out for lol), she is so into all things stationary.  I have made a few more of these I will pop them up later to show you.
Now all my house is cleaned and the kids are back at school I should have a bit more time for creating and blogging!
So see you soon...

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Happy Birthday Jake!

Today is my oldest son Jake turns 17,  Boy time flys, We couldn't be more proud of the fine young man he has turned into...
So now we are over a year of learner driving and tearing my hair out! and on to the stress of having him venture out on his own. So I guess whats left of my hair will be turning a lighter shade of grey fast!
Any way on to what your really here for,  some crafting creations...
This is the card I made for Jake...
 I have used the PTI stamp set called enjoy your ride, along with the wood grain back ground.
Colours I went with Stampin' Up! Not quite navy, crumb cake and Peach Parfait. You can't see it very good in the pic but I have added little rhinestones on the headlights to make them look more realistic and I embossed the woodgrain on the white card behind the car.
Now for the second card on today's post,
This is one my youngest son Mitch aged 12 made for his big brother, I think he did extremely well.
He chose the colours of Cajun, turquoise and wasabi himself and made the entire card on his own including doing the colouring. The fisherman catching a boot is a bit of joke with the boys as they go down the back to the creek to muck around but never seem to catch anything worth bringing home so Mitch thought this was an appropriate stamp to use.  I am sure he would love your feed back.
Off to make my Birthday boy his favorite caramel tart for dessert tonight.
Thanks for stopping by
Until next time happy stamping

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Colour Throw down

Well even more new goodies I got from Paper Trey Ink.
This stamp set is the Tea for Two set plus the wood grain back ground, I have covered a note book this time...I have chosen the colours from Colour Throw down this week.
I also love the fact that most of the stamps from PTI have dies to match so more cutting!! yeah - oh no - now what will I do in all that spare time! lol.
I have chosen Tangerine Tango (slowly becoming one of my favorites and marine mist which is my all time favorite blue at the moment and I have also used some crumb cake.
Off to play some more yeah!!
Back soon

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Clean and Simple

Well I told you I would be back with more goodies, don't you just love getting new stuff.
This weeks sketch over at Clean and Simple took my eye as something a little different - go and have a look, Any way this is what I came up with...
I chose the colours from the Stampin' Up! colour coach, not normally ones I would put together but I really liked the end look, they where Real Red, Bashfull Blue and Crumb Cake, I love using the colour coach as it lets you step out of your comfort zone but yet still feel a little safe, if you know what I mean.
I hope you all enjoy your weekend
Thanks for stopping by

Friday, April 8, 2011

Look what I got to play with!!

Well finally my first shipment of goodies to play with from Paper trey Ink, I have admired there stuff for soooo long that I decided that while the Aussie dollar was so high, it was time to take the plunge (now I am totally addicted).
This set of little stems is from Every day button bits, I just love it all the stamps have little spot to put buttons or in my case flowers....
I have used the sketch from Try Stampin on Tuesday, if you love a good sketch challenge go and check them out. I have used Old Olive and Melon Mambo DSP paper with some Olive satin ribbon.
Well I am off to play some more with my new goodies I will be back later to show you more.
Happy Stampin

Monday, April 4, 2011

Another Easter basket

I mentioned the other day that I have been doing up some little Easter gifts so I though I would show you another one or maybe two...

They both have a cello bag full of choc coated marshmallows in them Yum!!
Again the template can be found at Lauren Meaders.
Must run to pick up kids and do all the other afternoon jobs.
Thanks for stopping by

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Inkspiration #64

Well it's Sunday and can you believe I had a chance to stamp!! It all started while doing a little blog surfing and leaving a comment at my friend and fellow stamper Karen G,s blog on her entry to the Inkspiration challenge this week, which is a colour challenge, I commented how difficult I would find the colours to work with and then realised that is exactly what a challenge should be... so I was determined to do this one, here are the colours....
Now the Mustard and Cajun are my kinda colours but throw in the brightness of that Poppy parade and you got a challenge, any way this is what I came up with...
I decided to tone done the Poppy by stamping off a bit, overall I ended up happy with the result.
So now I better get back to the Sunday jobs or the kids will look very unloved going off to school tomorrow with unironed cloths.
Happy Stamping

Friday, April 1, 2011

Try Stampin' on Tuesdays #8

Now don't fall off your chair, but yes two posts in one day, I think this is nearly unheard of, but since I have been neglecting this old blog for while I thought way not!!
This week at Try Stamping On Tuesdays is sketch go and check it out also while your there have a look at some of the great work the design team does, a very talented group of ladies.
Any way this is what I came up with from the sketch this week...
I have used pretty in pink, Pear pizzazz and espresso along with the Upsy Daisy stamp set and the butterfly from Flight of the Butterfly. The ribbon is Pear Pizzazz I have to admit I am not real keen this ribbon I find it hard to work with. Well I am at the desk today so off to find something else to challenge this old creative mind of mine.
Thanks for stopping by

Easter Baskets

With Easter just around the corner I though I had better get onto making some gifts,
So I have been on the basket making the last few days and it just so happened that at Just Add Ink this week the challenge is just add a box or a bag, so it all worked in great!
So here's the first one....

I have used some retired Stampin' Up card stock of pale plum, and some DSP out of my stash not sure where it came from that's how old it is!, I am doing well at having a clean out using up retired or old stashed stuff.
I have made a few more different little baskets so I will pop later and post those.
Until then Happy Stamping