Friday, 16 December 2011


Hi everyone, sorry I have been missing just seem to have lost my mojo and currently cannot get into anything!! Hopefully, I will find it soon.  Anyway, I did get to have a sort out in my craft room and here are some photo's to prove it!!! (Compared to normal it is pretty tidy!)

This white unit above was my most recent purchase and since then have purchased White boxes that fit nicely on the first shelf with the baskets sitting on top.  The files on the floor (bottom right) are all my pages to be scrapped most of them are sorted into folders along with photos, papers and any embellishments.  
Hopefully I will be back soon with some completed projects to share.
Wishing everyone a wonderful, safe and happy Christmas.
Anita x

Wednesday, 7 December 2011

Magnolia Christmas Ornament!

Hi everyone, well what a beautiful sunny day it is.....  after the excitement of yesterday I bring you today a Christmas Ornament/Gift Idea using the beautiful mini Magnolia - Tilda with Heart Lace:

 I have made these using baby food jars and have filled them with chocolates (my favourite!!), the paper I used is from the Paper Salon - Dazzle, then of course added ribbon, sparkle and snowflakes. These could either be used as table settings by writing the name on the gift tag or a little gift idea.
E000, 50,51,53,11,13,17, 57,59 & 93
I would like to enter this into the following Challenges:
Magnolia Down Under Challenge - #125 Make a Christmas Decoration
Bizzy Becs - December Challenge Christmas
Have yourself a great day and thanks for stopping by.
Anita x

Bizzy Becs

Tuesday, 6 December 2011

Yay - Guest DT at Mad for Markers!

I was chosen to be December's Christmas guest DT at the Mad for Markers Challenge Blog, and am so excited.  I decided that I wanted to do something other than a card and as I have small gifts to give to friends and neighbours, thought it would be ideal to create a gift bag!!

The image used is a Mo Manning Digi - Little Elf Pipa coloured with copics which can be purchased from Mad for Markers.

Here is a closer image of the bag front!
Skin: E000,00,11,R17
Hair: E30,31,33,35
Top & Trousers: YG11,17,63,67
Holly Leaves & Hat: YG11,17,63,67

Bauble: R20,22,27,29,37,59 & W1
Boots & Hat: B93,95,97,99
Paper: BoBunny Blitzen Collection
Glitter Card
The Snowflakes on the Bag were cut using a Sizzix die cut and the others were punches
The borders: Martha Stewart Boarder Punch.
The current challenge at M4M is Christmas so don't forget to pop across and add your creation.
Thank you and until next time.
Anita x

Wednesday, 30 November 2011


Just a short post this evening, wanted to share with you this card I have created using the gorgeous Little Elf Pipa from Mo's Digital Pencil.  The papers were from a free gift off one of the many magazines I purchase each month, it is My Mind's Eye - Snowed in Winter Papers and of course have coloured with copics (list below).
Skin: E000,00,11
Bauble: BG000,01,05,09 & C1,2
Trousers & Top: YG91,93,95,99 & W1
Shoes: R00,32,35,37,59
Holly: G00,94,99 & C3
For the fur effect I have used a product called AppliGlue (Oyster) which I have had in my craft stash for a long time now. 
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Mos Digital Challenge - #110 Elves, Fairies, Santa or Snowmen
Digital Tuesday Challenge  - #139 Go Green
Hooked on Craft Challenge - #13 Winter Wonderland
Thank you for stopping by.
Anita x

Tuesday, 29 November 2011

Thank You Cards

Oh where Oh where are the weeks going!!!!  Last Wednesday I took the boys with a friend into the city on the train to see the Christmas Windows and the display in the Casino, it was magical they loved it.  Have also been working on a few things one was Thank You cards ordered by the playgroup I take the boys to, and something Christmassy which you will have to wait until next week to see..... Oh and guess what, I managed to get a couple of scrapbooking pages completed, yeah!!!!
 The image I used was a Stamping Bella stamp called Tabitha the teacup girl, isn't she cute!!! The papers were from Kaisercraft 6½" Paper Pad - Bonjour collection, then using nestabilities for the circles and adding Ribbon, Peals and Flowers most of which were purchased from my LSS (Creative Dreams, Boronia, Vic). 
I would like to enter this into the following Challenge: 
Tiddly Inks  - No.74 Anything Goes for Two Weeks
Have a fun week, will be back very soon.
Anita x

Sunday, 20 November 2011

Tiddly Inks Challenge - Anything Goes! Goes On!!!

Well, today I bring to you another easel card, my passion at the moment is cards although I do scrapbooking which I have been a bit slack at lately and am very behind with the album for my 13 month old, this is him from Friday evening when I was playing and taking shots of him:
Our adorable Harvey x
Don't you just love the pose!!!

 Anyway, the card I have created is using the beautiful Tiddly Inks - Gonna Miss You.  The paper's were from a Websters Paper Pack - Ladies & Gents and Trendsetter then added the woodchip fence which was coloured using Tim Holtz inks, nestabilities Labels Seventeen, flowers, lace, pearls and punched out leaves and of course the image was coloured using copics:
Close up of the image, although not entirely happy with her hair!!
Skin: E000.00,11,04
Hair: E30,31,33,35
Dress & Hat: BG10,23,72,93,96 & R00
Hat Band: RV000, 21,23,29 & Goo
Book: E00,11,13,17
I would like to enter this into the Tiddly Inks challenge - Anything Goes! Goes on!!
Bye for now, take care.
Anita x

Friday, 18 November 2011

Make a Wish for Christmas!!

Phew, it is very warm today and thankfully we have cooling!!  I did pop to the shops this morning and my 4½ year old son wanted to buy a water blaster and oh yes, I let me!! So he thought it great fun when we got home to get mummy in the back yard and get her wet - it was actually very refreshing.  Thankfully, it is now quiet time whilst the other sleeps so managed to complete this card.....
This card has on it the lovely Make a Wish digi image from Mo Manning and of course coloured with copics, the paper used was Paper Salon - dazzle: blizzard and the pink is the reverse, along with glitter card for the snowflakes in white & blue. The sentiment was printed out on the computer.
Skin: E000,00,11
Hair: E30,31,33,35
Shoes: E11,13,17
Skirt & Socks: BG000, 10,15,09 & R00
Top & Laces: R00, 20,22,32, 35 & C1
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Digital Tuesday Challenge - #137 Christmas Time
The Paper Shelter - #40 Snowflakes
I would like to thank all those who have left messages on my previous posts, very much appreciated.
Take care
Anita x

Monday, 14 November 2011

All Pink - On the Pot Girl!!

 Hi there, I hope everyone is having a great start to the week, mine was the normal swimming lessons with the boys!!! Although I did manage to get some crafting in this afternoon and finish a couple of cards.  The one I am about to show you is using the very cute image 'On the Pot Girl by Mo Manning', not quite your normal card as I wanted to create something different!!!

This is more of a keepsake for a two year old, the pocket will hold a CD which could include photos/videos, then you have the image on the left and the hanging frame has listed 'The things you would do......'.  As I don't have girls may have to give this to one of my friends that does to cherish!!
Skin: E000,00,02,04,11
Hair: E30,31,33,35
Pot: N0,2,3
Top & Socks: RV000,02,04,06,17
Pants: BG10,15,45,49
The paper used is Kaisercraft Miss Nelly Collection 6½" paper pad. Then embellished with roses, ribbon & pearls!!!
I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Mo's Digital Challenge - #108 Fancy Folds
The Paper Shelter - #39 All in Pink
Mad For Markers - Anything Goes
Hooked on Craft - Something Punched
Thank you for calling by, I hope you like my creation!!!
Anita x

Sunday, 13 November 2011

Another Wedding Card!!

Hi there - well that's another week gone, dare I say but it's getting closer to Christmas!!!  This last week I completed a couple of projects and still have a number of cards to complete by request. This one is for a lovely friend that is traveling to the UK for the wedding and requested a card for the happy couple.
The lovely digi image used is from Tiddly Inks, the patterned paper is from Kaisercraft 'Lilac Avenue' collection then added flowers, lace and pearls. I hope you like it.  Just to add I also purchased some more Copic's for my collection!!!
Skin: E50,51,53
Hair: Her E40,41,43,57 Him E30,31,35,35,37
Jacket & Shoes: W0,2,3,5,7
Trousers: C1,2,3,5,7
His Top: BV000,00,02,04,17
Dress: C0,1,2,3 & BV00,02
I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Tiddly Inks - No.72 Anything Goes Continued
Digital Tuesday Challenge - No.136 Anything Goes
Once again, thanks for stopping by and wishing you all a lovely week.
Anita x

Monday, 7 November 2011

Have gone Purple with Owlette!!

I managed to finish this easel card today after swimming lessons with the boys, now that both are swimming Monday mornings are pretty much wiped out!!  Isn't this image just beautiful and I just had to colour her purple especially not having girls, this is a way for me to use all those girly colours, sparkles and flowers on cards like this!! The image is a digi from Tiddly Inks Here, the black & white card stock was a Kaisercraft range 'Sublime' from a while ago. The spider flower is from ScrapFX which I heat embossed with Summer Lilac Sparkle and Soft, then added lots of flowers and sparkle....

Skin: E000, 50, 51
Hair: C1,2,3,5,7 & 100
Dress & Hat: BV00,02,04,17 & C1,2
Owl & Feathers: E00,11,15,18
I would like to enter this card into the following Challenges:
Bizzy Becs - November Challenge Circles
Scrapbook Sisters - Challenge No 58 Anything Goes
Hope you like it, thank you for stopping by and would love for you to leave a comment!!
Anita x

Saturday, 5 November 2011

Christmas Fairy Holly Card.....

Wow, what a beautiful warm weekend it is here in Melbourne, it's a shame that our swimming pool has not been completed yet as it would have been perfect!!  I sat last evening and coloured this wonderful image from MJM isn't she just gorgeous (colouring could have been better!), and managed to make this card today!!
Copics used:
Dress: C0,1,2,3 & RV000
Face etc: E50,51,52,02
Hair: E31,33,35,25
Leaves: YG00,11,63,67
Dress Ribbon & Shoes: RV000,02,04,06,14
Also, used the gold & Clear Spica pens for sparkle.
The paper selection was: Basic Grey - Eskimo Kisses
Then added: ribbon and pearls...

I would like to enter this card into the following Challenges:
By the Cute & Girly - November Christmas Girls
The Paper Shelter - #38 Christmas Fun
Cupcake Craftroom  - November Sweet Christmas 
Thank you for stopping by.
Anita x

Wednesday, 2 November 2011


Another card!!!  Thought I would do a Halloween card which I have never done before, but use a non Halloween image and incorporate into the card. I hope you like it!!!
Digi Image: Tiddly Inks - Carpenter Joe
Colouring with many Copics, are you ready:
Face: E50.51,53
Hair: E21,31,33,35,08
Jumper: YR00,02,04,16,68, B00
Overall: C0,1,3,5 & YR000,00,02,04,B00
Wood: E25,29,33,53,59,15
Shoes: B23,24,32,39 & C3,5
I also used: Tim Holtz distress inks on the House and Pumpkin as well as using copics and the black multiliner. For the house I also used acetate for the windows then coloured with copics to add light to the windows.
The paper was BoBunny - Whoo-Ligans
Shall be entering this into the following Challenge:
Enjoy the remainder of your week.
Anita x

Sunday, 30 October 2011

New Baby Card!!

Hi, can't believe this will be my 3rd post in a matter of days!! I had an order for a New Baby card so as I had two of these magnolia images coloured with Copics of course, I made two cards, this being the 2nd of the two and will post the other sometime soon.  The paper used is Canvas Corp - Pink & Ivory Ribbon Stripe/Words, as well as using a brown metallic paper, lace, pink organza ribbon and Kaisercraft pearls!

Over at Creative CAS blog the current challenge is ........... BABY BOOM so thought I would submit my card for this challenge, hope you like it.

Skin: E50,51, 53
Hair: E31,33,35,37
Nappy/Slippers: R20,22
Anita x

Christmas Cards with Charlie!!

It is a wet Sunday morning, so Charlie and I started making his Christmas cards - he went and got the punches that he was going to use and some Christmas embellishments I had got him a few weeks ago!!  This is Charlie sticking and making his cards, we then added kindyglitz for a bit of sparkle.....
Charlie doing the sticking!!
The finished Cards which I must say are very good.
 Well done Charlie the cards are beautiful.
Mummy x

Saturday, 29 October 2011

La La Land Marci

Well, another week gone by here's to the weekend, not much planned so looking forward to spending as much time as I can in my craft room, have a number of things to get onto - two wedding cards, two new baby girl cards and Christmas cards ready for my next class!!  Will have photos to show in a few days.  In the meantime, would like to show you this card which is using a La La Land Stamp Marci which I just love, this was one of my first LLLS to colour, the papers used were BoBunny - Gabrielle. 
Sorry, I don't remember which Copic colours used. I shall be entering this into the La La Land 'Customer Gallery' so please feel free to pop over and take a look at all the lovely creations!
Have a great weekend x
Anita x

Monday, 24 October 2011

Wedding Card!!

Hi everyone, hope you are all having a great start to the week.  Today, I have a card to share with you which is a wedding card, made using a digi image from Tiddly Inks  'You & me' which I previewed in my previous post!. I hope you like it and will be entering this into the following challenge: By the Cute & Girly - Anything Goes.

Copics used:
Skin: E50, 51, 53
Hair: E31, 33, 35, 37 &  E000, 71, 77, 79
His Jacket: C0, 1, 3, 5 7
His Pants: W2, 3, 5, 7
His Top: YR000, 00, 02
Her Dress: N0, 2, 3 & YR000, 00, 02
Clear Spica for the sparkle!!  
Wishing you all a great week ahead!
Anita x

Sunday, 23 October 2011

Copic colouring!!!

Wow...  It is very late and am still up as we have had Harvey's 1st birthday afternoon tea today, which was a wonderful day spent with great friends and family!!  I just had to show this off, I have been commissioned to make a wedding card and the image I have chosen to colour is a Tiddly Inks digital image 'You & Me" which I just adore and am so pleased with my colouring I have to show, I hope you like it...  

Will put an image up once the card is finished.
Copics used:
Skin: E50, 51, 53
Hair: E31, 33, 35, 37 &  E000, 71, 77, 79
His Jacket: C0, 1, 3, 5 7
His Pants: W2, 3, 5, 7
His Top: YR000, 00, 02
Her Dress: N0, 2, 3 & YR000, 00, 02
Clear Spica for the sparkle!! 
Hope you enjoy!
Anita x

Thursday, 20 October 2011

Love Magnolia - a new blog challenge starting soon!!

Bron from Shopbron is starting a new Magnolia Stamp Card Challenge Blog called Maggie Lovers Challenge Blog!!  To celebrate Bron is holding random draws for a free New stamp for every week till Bron thinks there are enough, from the newest Christmas Collection WOW.  All you need do is become a follower of the new Challenge.... HERE.....  How fantastic is this!!

If you would like more information, then check out Bron's Blog HERE

Have fun....
Anita x

Tuesday, 18 October 2011

1st Birthday!!

Firstly, I would like to wish my special little baby Harvey a very Happy 1st Birthday!!! We went to playgroup this morning and enjoyed chocolate cupcakes which I made this morning, then this evening we have friends coming over for more cake, present opening and birthday wishes.

The card I made is using Callum from Sugar Nellie stamps, of course I coloured using copics and the paper was Bella! Paper Boy Paperz!!!

Harvey enjoying is very first Chocolate cupcake yummy!!!
I will be entering this card into the M4M Susans Sketch Challenge:
The copics used were:
E000, 00, 02
R11, 17, 27, 29, 37
B93, 95, 97, 99 (complimentary: YG03)
C0, 1, 3, 5

Thank you for stopping by and hope you have a great day!
Anita x

Friday, 14 October 2011

Finally Something to Share!!

Wow, what a week it has been!! Half term over with so this week it has been back to the usual duties with the little ones, swimming, playgroup, mothers group and of course making time for crafting, I had a class to get organised for this week as well as getting sorted for the Picture to Page show this weekend.  Oh and then I decided to torture myself and do a 1½ hour Zumba class for the first time, although it couldn't of been that bad have signed up for 10 weeks and to be honest I actually feel pretty good, bonus!!!!

Anyway, I took some inspiration from Cassandra at and was given the chance to decorate a dress form for my LSS (Creative Dreams) and here are a few photos:

The paper collection used was: BoBunny Blitzen along with various trimmings/ ribbons and a few flowers!!

Have also been working on Christmas card samples for the show and here are a few:

These have been created using the Imaginisce Christmas collection along with Craft Concepts Merry Christmas Embossing Folder and the beautiful tree is Couture Creations - Bauble Tree! 

That is it for now hope you enjoy, have a great weekend.
Anita x

Wednesday, 5 October 2011

Mad for Markers Current Challenge - Favourite Colour Combo

The card I have created is using the wonderful Angelina's Balloons from Mo's Digital Pencil, along with papers from Kaisercraft's Miss Nelly 6½" paper pad and various flowers...  I am entering this card into the Mad for Markers - Favourite Colour Combo Challenge and currently am just loving the green and pinks. 
The copic's I believe that I used are: (as silly me forgot to write them down!)
Skin: E000, 00, 02, 11
Hair: E31, 33, 35, 37
Pants & Balloons: YG00, 03, 06 11 (contrast V01)
Dress & Socks: RV000, 02, 06, 21, 34 (contrast BG00)

Thank you for stopping by and have a great day.
Anita x

Saturday, 1 October 2011

Baby Shower Invitations!

It's been a few days or so, well I had started on Christmas card samples for the Picture to Page Scrapbooking & Papercraft Show  (, where I will be demonstrating for my LSS. Please come visit us and say hello. 

As I said, had started making Christmas Cards, that was until I got an order for 21 off Baby Shower Invitations which I had to swiftly get working on: 

The first image shows just getting everything organised with cutting out and colouring of the Mini Magnolia image (Tingla in Bunny Slippers) one by one, yes all 21 of them!!!  The bottom is 8 off the invitations complete, only another 13 to go.....  Wishing you all a lovely weekend, although the weather here in Melbourne is shocking, it can only get better hey!!! 
Anita x

Monday, 26 September 2011

Crafting with the Children!

Today was a beautiful day and this afternoon I was also minding a friends two girls, so we took a trip to the park followed by painting, where I  had Charlie & Isabella doing their own names along with messy had & foot prints to create table place mats, which I laminated for easy clean, as you will probably notice I had great fun in doing the one for Rubi......

Sunday, 25 September 2011

Tennis Edwin!

A card that I have made for a challenge using Tennis Edwin, colouring with Copics and using the Kaisercraft Rewind Collection Papers:
Challenge Entering:
 Copic Oz - Lets get Sporty
Anita x

Pirate Luka!

This was a card I made for 'International talk like a pirate day' posted on the Copic Marker Australia FB page on 19 Sept and was lucky enough to receive a free acrylic block from them: thank you very much....  I used Pirate Luka Stamp, BoBunny Papers and of course Copic Markers!
Anita x

First Birthday Wishes!

This is a 1st Birthday Card I created for our friends daughter's 1st Birthday, I used the lovely MoManning digi image 'Kai is One Girl' papers were Pebbles 'Ever After' range and coloured the image with Copics!
Anita x 


Well I have finally done it and created my Blog (of course if you are looking at this!), I still have a lot to learn and more tweaks to make.... Hope you enjoy my posts and creations x 

Anita x