Friday, 21 December 2012

Purple Christmas Tilda!!

 Just wanted to share this card with you that I created as a sample then had a couple off requests, I used the magnolia Little Tilda coloured her with copics and added kindy glitz & clear spica for sparkle.  The baubles were cut using spellbinders die.

I would like to enter this into the Mad for Markers - Christmas Challenge - Australian style (can have rain but no snow) 
Copics: E50, 51, 53, 95, 30, 31, 33 
V000, 01, 12, 04, 17, 15, 28

Wishing you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy Healthy New Year, looking forward to catching up with you all in the new year (if not before) and hopefully being more proactive with my blogging!!

Best Wishes
Anita x

Tuesday, 27 November 2012

Colouring with Y & YR's

Today I bring you a card I created for the Mad for Markers - November Challenge,
which is to use your copic markers from the Y & YR families. The image I used is Tilda with Hawaiian Flower from the Butterfly Dreams collection, papers are Graphic 45 - Fashionista Collection, the bird house & bird were from ScrapFX along with ribbon & bling.  The small yellow bud was made using ric rac ribbon!!

Copics used:
E0000, 000, 00, 11, 21, 53, 41, 43, 47, 49
G00, 94, 99
W1, 2, 3, 5, 7
YR00, 02, 15, 16
Y00, 21, 11, 23, 32, 35, 38, 26, 28
Gold & Orange Spica Pens

I hope you like it, wishing you all a lovely week. 

Take care
Anita x

Wednesday, 31 October 2012

First Birthday!!

Hi, am back again and so soon you may ask!!! Am on a role.........  This is a first birthday card that I was requested to make for a friend for her niece who not only turned one, was also christened on the same day so yes I had two card make!  

The image used was the beautiful Kai is one girl by Mo Manning (Here), this was coloured using copics (sorry did not note the colours down)

Also, decorated and added words to the inside of the card!
Close up of the image.
Was very pleased to hear that they loved the card and everyone admired it.
Will be entering this into DP2 Challenge - #158 Cute & Cuddly

Thought I would also share with you the Christening Card: 

Was made using the spellbinders Basic Lattice and Crosses Two along with Fancy Tags two for the wording.

Thank you for stopping by.
Kind Regards
Anita x

Sunday, 28 October 2012

Think Pink! - Breast Cancer Awareness

Surprise, surprise I am back - twice in one week I know it's a rare occurrence but this time it's for a very good cause!!  The month of October is Breast Cancer Awareness and having friends that have been or are going through this wanted to join and do my bit, so today I went to a Fundraiser hosted by a lovely friend. 

Firstly, I thought I would have to buy myself a 'pink' t-shirt and me being me had to change it in some way, so I found out the image kindly donated from the wonderful Krista from Saturated Canary (Called Boobie Love - Here) printed onto T-Shirt transfer added to my top and coloured with Copics (because my t-shirt is bright pink it did not colour too well but it was fine), a couple of people said they wanted one!!!

Sorry, not a very clear photo!
Close up of the image!

I had already offered to bake cupcakes for the day, but then thought (having seen it on the internet) to make some cupcakes into a bouquet which could be auctioned off to raise a few more dollars, every bit helps, here they are: 
Vanilla Cupcakes with Vanilla buttercream Icing!
The Pink ribbons I made from white icing dyed pink!!     

There is more...... I then saw a post on the Copic Oz blog where they would donate $5 to the McGrath Foundation for every entry into this challenge, so here is my entry:
They are bookmarks or a little gift for someone again made using the beautiful Boobie Love image from Saturated Canary, the papers are Carta Bella - Paris Girl range, along with a Martha Stewart Border & butterfly punch then adding ribbon and pink bling!!

Copics used: E000,00,21,11,93,50,51,53,57, W0,1,3,5,7 YG93, RG6,10
Close up of one!

Reverse of Tag!
 I printed the words onto the pink paper then cut out using spellbinder Labels 17, then stuck on the reverse,  decorated using liquid pearls.
These could be purchased and again all donations went to the fundraiser!!

Thank you for stopping by, wishing you all a wonderful week.
Take care
Anita x 

Wednesday, 24 October 2012

Dinosaur Birthday Lolly Bags....

Hello everyone, well last week was my little boys 2nd Birthday where has the time gone!!! To celebrate we had a morning tea with his little friends at home (whilst the bigger kids were at kinder) so this worked out very well.  I went with a kind of Dinosaur theme and made lolly bags from red envelopes which were from Envelope Solutions, then stamped the image onto punched out tags then coloured.  I altered the image with my 0.3 multiliner by adding the little sign and wrote each name on the tag!!!!  I would like to enter this project into the Mad for Markers October Challenge - Using Copic Multiliners somewhere/somehow!!

Here is a close up of the tag with the added sign and name!!
Copics used: YG91, 93, 95, 99, B93, R27, C5 and Black 0.3 Multiliner

The cake which I was talked into making by my auntie was a train and thankfully she did as I was very pleased, here is a picture of our little man about to blow out the candle!!  I also made dinosaur shortbread and dinosaur cake pops!!
 All in all it was a great week. This week has not been quite as fun as myself and Charlie came down with a sickness bug Monday evening but thankfully it only lasted 24 hours - so all better now.  Just need to get myself back into crafting as I have two cards to get completed before the weekend and a Christmas card order along with a few other things.

Hope you all have a wonderful week.
Anita x 

Friday, 7 September 2012

G & YG Copic Families

Hi everyone,

Today I bring you a card that I have created for the M4M September challenge which is to use your G and/or YG copic families!!  The image I coloured is a Darcys Diaries image, the papers were American Crafts collection "I DO" along with ribbon flowers and pearls which were also coloured with copic marker YG99 then 93 to match, I also used dimensional magic to look like rain drops (you can only just see from the photo)!!
The copics used:
Complimentary: V000,01

This past week apart from making up my Canvas peg boards, running around with the boys have managed to make a selection of boys cards as my stash is getting a bit low, the collection have made are using Kaisercraft's Technologic Collection and the collectables pack which enabled me to make up these cards pretty quick, I hope you like them!!

On my to do list along with many other things is to try and get some scrapbooking done, have fallen far too behind, so hopefully will bring you photos of some completed pages soon!!
Wishing you all a great weekend.
Anita x

Monday, 27 August 2012

Purple and Orange Magnolia

Finally, it's been a while. not that I don't have things to share just that there does not seem to be enough hours in the day to get everything done and updating my blog seems to get pushed to the bottom of the never ending list!!!  Spent the day on Saturday at my local Scrapbooking store (Creative Dreams, Boronia) for their grand opening into the new store doing demonstrations using various in store products!!!  It's always good to sit and be doing the things you love.

Here is a card and tag I completed recently which I had intended using for a challenge, but unfortunately did not get to upload in time, therefore would now like to share and enter this into the Mad for Markers Challenge - Anything Goes, the papers were taken from two Kaisercraft paper pads - Devonshire Collection and the Madame Boutique, the colour inspiration came from the free embellishment pack from one of my craft magazines which included the felt/button flowers and ribbon.  The Magnolia images were coloured using copics:

Copic Colours used: 
E50, 51, 53, 11, 95, 13, 17
YR02, 07, 15, 16
BV000, 00, 02, 04, 13
YG63, 67
C01, 2 
Blender & Clear Spica

Over the last few days have been making canvas peg boards which are available to purchase, if interested please feel free to email for information.
Many thanks, hope you have a great week.
Anita x 

Wednesday, 18 July 2012

M4M - July Challenge (Mimosa Hat Bildmalarna)

I know it's been a while, sorry have been a bit slack with blogging, lot's of things happening and many projects on the go! We have just had two weeks half term holidays and the first week Charlie was sick with temp, cold and cough and then Harvey the second week so we spent lots of time at home!! 

Had a tidy up in my craft room and realised that I had two beautiful Bildmalarna stamps from Bizzy Becs that I had not yet used so off I set and thought I would join in the wonderful challenge taking place at Mad for Markers which is to use only B, BG and BV Copic markers. Now there is a bit of a story to this card I merrily coloured the image and promptly made the card and whilst looking at it realised that little Mimosa was actually sitting in mid-air!!!  So had to think how to fix up without pulling the card apart..... so here we go, I stamped this image onto a post it note and stuck over the top of my coloured image then inked and stamped the Magnolia swing over the top, only it did not stamp very well so had to fill in the gaps and add a type of cushion that she would be sitting on as the swing was stamped a little low and this is it.... am pretty happy how she turned out, hope you like it!! 
 Copics used: Hair & Skin: E50, 51, 53, 11, 93, 43, 47, 49
Hat, Shoes & Clothes: BG000, 01, 10, 09, 15, 23, 72, 75, 78, 93, 96, 99
The paper was a Kaisercraft Paper Pad - Madame Boutique

Mad for Markers July Challenge - Creations using only B, BG and BV Copic markers.

I have also been spending my time Knitting scarves, making Hair Clips, note books, baking and of course looking after two boys!!  Last Friday we had a PJ day at home so as well as getting some housework done baked Whoopie Pies with Charlie which were very nice and a Banana Cake. Then the weekend I whipped up some vanilla cupcakes with Chocolate buttercream icing which I was very proud of....

This week I received my collection of Tim Holtz distress markers which am looking forward to having a play with and am excited about receiving my Magnolia stamps from the new collection which I have been informed have been shipped from Bizzy Becs!!!

Thought I would also show you a couple of the hair clips that I have been making, which have been a big hit with the mums at kinder and friends. (Sorry computer has decided not to upload anymore pictures so hopefully next time)
Looking forward to bringing you more sometime soon, thank you for stopping by.
Anita x


Sunday, 3 June 2012

Birthday Boy!!

Hi everyone

Welcome to another post, would you believe my little boy turned 5 this week and now he's five this is what we got told "he doesn't moan anymore, is bigger now and can do anything now he is five and bigger!!!  Love him xx  He is one lucky little boy as he received so many beautiful messages, cards and gifts, we have spent the remainder of the week making up Lego, although I must say he is very good and will sit follow the instructions and make up whatever it is, unless it is aged 8-12 then he had a little difficulty and so did mummy!!!!  Daddy to the rescue....  I made and decorated lots of cupcakes as he did not have a big party just small gatherings of kinder friends, mother's group friends and grown ups.  Here is a picture of my grown up little boy!
Charlie the Morning of his 5th Birthday

Completed 4WD Lego Kit that Nanny & Grandad Den Sent from UK.

Charlie's Cupcake
It currently seems to be one party after another we have been to two today and have plenty more over the next few weeks.  So for me it is lots of card making and gift wrapping. The birthday card I made for Charlie was using Bizzy Becs - Boyz will be boyz Collection Cool Cody, coloured using copics the papers were Kaisercraft Technologic Collection and the cogs were woodchip from Scrapmatts the number 5 I cut out using my Cricut machine..
I would like to enter this card into the Mad for Markers Challenge - Masculine Colours
Copics used: E000, 00, 11, 13, 30, 31, 33, 35 B000, 00, 12, 18, 28 R20, 11, 17, 27, V01, YR00, YG91, 93, 95, 99 

This week I also managed to complete a frame each for the boys bedrooms which I have been meaning to do for a long time: I cut their names out with my Cricut onto Metalic card attached different coloured card behind each letter added the punched out circles and put them in the frames!! Unfortunately, the photos do not do the frames justice, but here you go...

Would you believe have also started knitting again this week all very simple scarf's the ruffle one that look very effective and am going to sell them so will post photos next time.
This is it for now, hope you all have a wonderful week, thank you for stopping by. 
Many thanks.
Anita x 

Saturday, 19 May 2012

Special Friend & Wedding

Hi all,

Thank you for stopping by, sorry it's been a while the last few weeks have been a little hectic with having sick children, the usual for this time of the year colds, coughs etc, and Harvey managed to pick up hand, foot and mouth but trust him not to get the usual he had very large blisters on this feet and ankles as well as a sore throat, thankfully for now we are all back to normal, just need Charlie to get rid of his cough!!! 

The boys and I did painting last week which was great fun, laid large sheets of brown paper on the floor and they just stamped and painted  which is great to use as wrapping paper - especially with so many birthdays coming up!!  The Occasional care that Harvey goes to had a Mum's night where I had a table selling my cards which was very good, and have since started taking them to my local playgroup for people to purchase and place orders, one of the orders was for a 'Special Friend' card which I will show you, as I just adore it, using the beautiful Tiddly Inks Wryn and Emmy - BFF, the papers are from Prima - Songbird Collection, the banner I made by printing the words onto cream cardstock then folding and inking, the die cut behind the image is a spellbinders cut, fold and tuck - Floral Burst. The image was coloured using copics.

Copics used: E000, 00, 02, 30, 31, 33, 34, 35, 13, 17, 27 BV000 YG91, 93, 95 YR000, 00, 02, 04, 20 W02, 03, 05, 07
I would like to enter this card into the following challenge:

The other special card that I have created is for our lovely neighbours who are getting married this June, so I would like to wish them all the very best and hope they have a fantastic day. Once again have used another beautiful Tiddly Inks image You & Me, the papers are BoBunny Gabrielle Collection which I have had in my stash for a while along with flowers & pearls, again the tag was printed from the computer and cut out using spellbinders Labels Seventeen and of course the image was coloured using copics. 

Hope you all enjoy the remainder of your weekend, must say I am looking forward to dinner out this evening with a group of friends!! Thank you so much for stopping by x 
Anita x 

Sunday, 15 April 2012


Hi everyone, hope you all had a safe and happy Easter, we had a quiet one at home with a couple of BBQ's to friends.  The boys loved their mini Easter egg hunt I did on Sunday morning around the house, with Charlie waking us up at 6.45am saying that the Easter bunny had been!!!  Then on Easter Monday we went to friends where Charlie got to have a ride on a horse for the first time and he was so excited and loved it!!
The boys checking out their goodies!!!
Charlie ready for his first horse ride on Crystal! 

Charlie and I also got to spend sometime together and enjoyed a morning at the movies whilst Harvey was in Occasional Care, so we watched Dr Seuss - The Lorax which we both thoroughly enjoyed. Thankfully, I still managed to get some me time so I went to the Paperific show where I managed to pick up some good bargains as well as spend some time catching up on ordered cards and having a play and colouring with copics!!!! Here is an Easter card which I created using the beautiful Murray from Saturated Canary , my apologies as did not keep a note of the copic colours used, although the daffodil is one from Hooked on Craft which was just perfect for this card!

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Thank you for stopping by.
Anita x

Sunday, 1 April 2012

Drummer Boy!!

Hi everyone,

Sorry it's been a while since my last post, it has been a bit hectic and really not sure where the time has gone let alone the month of March!!

Had a few appointments with my little man Harvey, one was to see an eye consultant as he is long sighted and his left eye turns in, they were hoping to change his current lenses and make stronger to try and correct this unfortunately they are the strongest they can go, so it is a case of keep a close eye on him (pardon the pun!) and the possibility that he may have to have an operation.  Then, the other appointment was for his Kidneys, as when I was 20wks pregnant with him they picked up that he had Left Renal Kidney dilation, they have been checking this with ultra sounds and unfortunately at the last checkup it had grown so we were referred to a consultant who requested a Renal Scanning to look at the blood supply, function and excretion of the kidney, this was something that I would not like to go through again nor see my little man go through it was heartbreaking, he had to have a cannula put in which took two attempts eventually getting this into his arm with 3 people holding him down as well as him being strapped to the scanning bed, where he then had to stay for almost an hour before having to go back on their twice for further photos.  We are awaiting an appointment with the consultant for results. 

Hence, my mind has not been in crafting mode, this is probably why my craft desk is currently all over the place with half finished projects on it!!! Although I did get to make this card just prior to all of this for my partners nephew's birthday, he is a mad keen drummer in a band that's why I thought this Metal Drummer image appropriate from Kenny K.

 The image was coloured using copics (sorry cannot find the list), I did say I was in a mess!!
Thank you for stopping by and hopefully I will be back soon.
Anita x

Tuesday, 28 February 2012

Purple Lil Little Lolita Willow

Hi all,

Am I glad it has cooled down somewhat here in Melbourne as the weekend was so hot!!! Friday evening we had a family night in the Park for Charlie's Kinder which was lovely meeting up with other mum's and dad's and seeing all the Children enjoying themselves!! Then Sunday Charlie went for a drive out with daddy, Harvey went for a sleep, so lucky for me I got to play in my craft room!!! 

It seems I need a tap on my nose as unfortunately, I have picked up the boys cold and my nose has not stopped running today:-( At least it is this week and not next as we have lots of appointments for Harvey next as well as a class and finally getting my hair cut and coloured!!

Over at Tickled Pink they are having their last challenge which is USE A LOLITA and they have some great prizes up for grabs:
  1st  - 5 DIGITAL Stamps of your choice!
2nd - 3 Digital Stamps of your choice
  3rd - 1 digital stamp...
So why not pop over and join in.  The card I have created for this challenge is using Lil Little Lolita Willow then coloured her using copics, the papers are an old Kaisercraft range: Lilac Avenue then added a doily, lace, ribbon, flower and rhinestones.

E000, 11, 13, 17, 71, 77, 79 & 53
V000, 01, 04, 06, 09, 12, 15 & 17 
Have also been working on some other cards using the new Kaiser 'These Days' collection for a Seniors card class I will be taking at my LSS next week, and samples to display in the shop.
I will be entering this card into the Tickled Pink Challenge #57 - Use a Lolita
Enjoy the rest of your week, take care.
Anita x 

Wednesday, 15 February 2012

Hi everyone,

Hope you are all well and enjoying your week so far. Today I bring you a card which I have made using the beautiful Teen Fairy Mia from Mo's Digital Pencil, I included hearts as it was valentines this week and yes I did receive some flowers and Charlie and I made chocolate muffins for daddy with punched out hearts made into little tags using cocktail sticks and put names/words on each of them!!!

 I just loved how the colours worked on this card, it came about from the Mad for Markers challenge which was to use Pink/Red R's or RV copic colours. Below is a close up of the image and this time I used Nestabilities Labels Seventeen for the sentiment inside the card!
 The papers are an old Kaiser collection 'Made with Love', pearls which I coloured using copic Y35, and also Kaiser lace. The boarders were created using a MS boarder punch and of course Kindy Glitz for her wings!!

E000, 00, 11, 25, 33, 41, 43, 49 
Y00, 32, 35, 38 28 
CO, 1, 2, 3, 5
RV000, 02, 14, 29, 69
YG93, G00, G21

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Mad for Markers - February use R or RV Copics in your creation
Mo's Digital Challenge - Bingo w/a Mo Image (I chose to use Lace/Glitter/Pearls)
Thank you so much for stopping by.
Anita x

Sunday, 12 February 2012

All White except Image!!

Hello bloggers

Hope you all had a lovely weekend, can't believe it has been and gone already!! Took the boys to Kaisercraft at the DFO on Saturday morning, mum got to have a wonder and purchase just a few things, whilst Charlie had his face painted for the first time with a spiderman theme:
 He was so proud of it that he did not want to take it off before going to bed, but I can assure you this was not staying on as I did not want red & black bedding!!!  Anyway, Friday evening I managed to do some crafting and I made a card to fit in with a few challenges:
This was something that I had never tried before using all white except the image, which was a challenge but good fun, this image is from D'Arcy's Diaries part of the Teddy Bo & Co Group, the large heart was cut out using nestabilities as was the image using mega ovals LG and the tiny hearts were punched using a 'personal impressions' punch the sentiment was a stamp that I had in my stash and then embellished with pearls and ribbon.

If you have not done so already it is worth checking out as for the month of February they are having a Birthday Sale and it is FREE postage worldwide on retail orders over $75, and also not forgetting over at Bizzy Becs she has lots of new and exciting goodies for 2012.
R59, G00
The challenges I would like to enter this card into are:
Bizzy Becs February Challenge  - All White except Image
By the Cute and Girly - February Love is in the Air

Have a great week everyone, thank you for stopping by.
Anita x

Tuesday, 7 February 2012

1st Day at Kinder

Well today it was my sons first day at Kinder, he was so excited we had everything ready the night/day before including his snacks in the new lunch bag, which he was so proud of, we had labelled everything which he helped by putting his name into the label printer!!!  For his first day I made him a special card and included $5 to do as he wished (his choice to put it in his money box!) When he sat down for breakfast, I gave him the envelope to open and his face was priceless, he was so pleased that he wanted to take it to show his new teacher. Here is the card:
As well as our words, I included stickers inside the card that read remember: enjoy, shine, laugh & friends x
Charlie & Harvey

When I collected Charlie from Kinder we went for a special lunch together where he got to have a Chino with chocolate sprinkled on top and a marshmallow (his favourite) and an extra large cookie, which he did share a small piece with his brother, so all in all a good day was had. So proud of you Charlie x

The card was made using the Kaisercraft 'Class of '87 Collection' along with Kaiser stickers for wording some ribbon from my stash and a button which I coloured with copics to match the image.
The image is one of the many digi images from Mo Manning, I just love her images.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenge
DP2 Challenge - #120 Anything Goes with a Mo Image

Copics Used: 
E30, 31, 33, 35, 11, 13, 71, 77, 79
C2, 3, 5, 7
B000, 00, 12, 93, 95, 99
R00, 32, 35, 37, 59
YG91, 93, 95, 99

Thank you so much for stopping by, would love for you to leave a comment so I know you have been.
Take care.
Anita x