Saturday, 16 December 2017

Secret Stocking Swap for SBS

Hi today we are have a blog hop with the participants of the secret stocking swap at SBS.
We were all given an amazing image from Betty to colour up and use for our cards and then we added some fun Christmas socks, candy and other fun goodies and then sent them off to our secret partner. Today we finally get to reveal what we received and who we sent to..

So first up the image - you can grab her here

And now to the amazing package I received from the lovely Angie Jones
The card.............................
And the rest of the goodies...............

Due to some diet restrictions I asked for no candy/choc and instead received some crafting goodies, a gorgeous stocking to hang and as Christmas socks are so hard to find in Australia some Santa thongs which I love and are the perfect size (and so much better than socks in the heat at the moment)

And here is what I sent to my partner Debbie Pamment

And the goodies..........

Now onto the housekeeping side of things so you can hop along and check out what everyone got.

Starts at the SBS blog:
Ends with Gail Hutchinson
Then we have our Facebook swappers: who will post to the SBS Friends group

Happy Crafting!!!!

Monday, 4 December 2017

Final challenges over at Come and Get It

So the time has come for the final challenge over on the Come and Get It challenge Blog and while I haven't been there all that long  I have enjoyed sharing my inspiration and working with some amazing sponsors.

The week I got to work with this cute little kangaroo from Sasayaki Glitter and thought what better way to leave than with my own little Aussie spin on things......

My little 4yr old daughter asked if I could colour it as a "white bloomer" since she has been busy practicing and learning the 6 White Bloomer carol for her Christmas break up and Kindy the last few weeks, and why not since it an Australian Christmas Carol.

Anyway I hope you love his green and gold theme and make sure to pop over and join in the last challenge (there is some amazing prizes up for grabs).....

And while it is sad to see Come and Get It go I will be back to show off one more card for them in a couple weeks

Till then happy craftings

Saturday, 2 December 2017

First cup Cassandra

Today I got to play with the gorgeous new image "First cup Cassandra" from SBS. I just loved how this profile image turned out and couldn't wait to colour her up.

I also love how you get both the main image and a closer up image which I have used today...

Hope you love her as much as I do
Till next time
Happy colouring............

Wednesday, 15 November 2017

Easel Post it box for Glimps

Howdy Everyone!!

Today I am sharing 2 Easel Post it boxes I have made for my daughters using 2 of the amazing Christmas images available in the Glimps shop...

While scrolling on pinterest one day I came across a tutorial for these cute little holders and thought they would be perfect for the girls to put little notes in and a pencil and to sit on their desk.
Would like to have a look at the tutorial yourself easel post it box video tutorial
I have followed the directions for the tutorial exactly for the owl box but changed the sizes up on the unicorn to fit the image better...

I have coloured both images with my copics

Hope you love my little holders as much as the girls and I do and until next time Merry Christmas and Happy Crafting!!!!

Friday, 10 November 2017

sELFie DT from SBS

Hi popping in to share my sELFie image that Betty from SBS drew of all her DT members....

I have coloured her with my copics and made her up into a gatefold card using some gorgeous cinnamon stick paper I found and a few flowers and a cute little chipboard reindeer I picked up a few days ago....

If you love this image as much as I do you will love the rest of the amazing images Betty did of her DT and this weekend she has an amazing deal on as well...Christmas-Shebang-Digi-Set or if you are just loving my sELFie you can grab her here

Hope you love her as much as I do and happy colouring.....

Saturday, 21 October 2017

Boil and Toil

Betty from SBS asked us to colour her new images with our favourite colour blends and today I am sharing my Lime Green contribution

I have used the new Boil and Toil Digi

I have used it to start off my colour journal which I have been putting off doing for over 3 years (better late than never right) and I have used 3 of my favourite lime green colour blends

Cauldron - G28 YG17 YG06 YG03
Potion - G05 YG11 YG00
Hate Band - G05 YG21

Of all these I am really in love with the potion blend and how airy and bubbly looking I got it..

So why not go and grab these great images and have a go yourself with some new blends...
Happy colouring

Sketch Challenge 486

Today I am sharing my inspiration for the new Sketch Challenge over at the Sketch Saturday Challenge Blog.

This weeks challenge is sponsored by Digi Stamp Boutique and I have used the super cute Lulu Christmas Dream

And here is the sketch to follow for this weeks challenge

So why not pop over and join in this week with our fun sketch challenge..

Happy crafting

Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Card 2

Quickly popping in with my second card for the challenge at Tiddly Inks....

And here is what I came up with this time around....

I just had to do something with this quote it has been burning a hole in my brain since I got it because it just sums up country life...

Happy crafting...

Crafty Time!!

Recently Sophie my almost 7 year old daughter had a pupil free day at school while her little sister still had kindy so that gave us the perfect opportunity to have a few hours of quality mum and daughter time crafting and creating...

We started by Sophie scrolling though my pinterest inspiration board looking for a card she wanted to make and then the fun began....

I must admit that it was amazing to be able to spend so time one on one with Sophie and getting to do something I love at the same time. Not to mention the amazing card we came up with.

I am entering this card into the challenge at Tiddly Inks here

Now off to make another card so I can enter the other sections....thats a good excuse to craft on a rainy day i think lol.

Happy crafting....

Monday, 2 October 2017

Steampunk Storage

Howdy everyone!!
Today I am sharing my first DT post for the team Glimps....

I have made a little holder for one of my sentiment album using an empty box from some envelopes....I particularly like to upcycle things and give them a new life as something pretty and practical...

This is what I started with...

Then with a few patterned papers and a bit of fiddling.... waalaa...

Then came the fun bit adding an image and I couldnt go past this Glimp cutie.....steampunk fairy

and her mate for on the album

And so now onto the finished piece...... I present my steampunky album and holder......

Thank you for looking everyone and until next time.....
Keep crafting...

Tuesday, 26 September 2017

Back to School

Hi popping in again today so I can share a card I made for the September challenge at Some Odd Girl and I used the optional twist of OFF TO SCHOOL.

Here in Australia we are nearing the end of our school year so I have used the twist to create a Teacher Thank You card and this little cutie was perfect for the job.

Anyway hope you love it and happy crafting.....

Monday, 25 September 2017

Halloween Kickoff at SBS

Well it is officially Halloween Kickoff at SBS (which we allllllllllll know is Bettys favourite time of the year) and what better way to kick off the season than with an amazing new release of 13 new spooky fun images. And of course it wouldn't be a massive SBS release without something free right yep you got it another image for free when you purchase the set of 13 images......

Get them here to get your free image thats right 14 images for only $18US

Now onto the fun part
As part of this release Betty and the rest of our DT Gals have organised a blog hop

Simply B Stamps blog (start of the hop)
Nikki (Facebook)
Krista (Facebook) 
Kate   You are here!!!!!!
Lucinda (end of the hop)
Of course you also get a big TREAT for hoping along and commenting on each blog/facebook page...inspiration and a chance to win This CUTIE set of our new Jude Line (more to come through the years)! 


And now onto my part of the bloghop here she is................

So now I can hear you asking how did I become a dark fairy???? Well it all started at the beginning of the year when I had to have a diet change and let me just say it was drastic!! Now a couple of those things I can no longer have are coffee and chocolate.... I can hear you groaning already, trust me I was the same I love me chocolate but I really can't do without at least 1 cup of coffee so I had to make the decision of no more chocolate so I could keep that 1 cup of coffee.
But lately I have been feeling a bit strange and noticed a few weird things happening around my local area, there is no chocolate to be found, it is as if someone or something is stealing it all. Good for me right - no temptation!!! But now that is all anyone can talk about. This dark and sinister force stealing everyones stash be it secret or not.. There have been stories of it flying in a grabbing blocks straight out of peoples hands in brazen attackes.... Who and what is yet to be discovered but I am sure it is for the best......RIGHT!!!!

Anyway you better hop on over to the SBS store and grab the images before it gets wind of your secret stash!!!
Happy hopping and crafting!!

Wednesday, 30 August 2017

Girlfriends Set by SBS

Betty from Simply B Stamps has a new stamp collection out - the Girlfriends Collection which you can get here at her new etsy shop.

I had the fun of playing with 3 of these amazing images over the last few days....

First up Girlfriend Grace

Next Dreadlock Devina

And Wanda Wraps

I have coloured all these with my Spectrum Noir Pencils which I have just started using while I waited on some copic paper LOL and while I think I am always going to be a copic girl first I will still keep on practicing with the pencils.

Until my next card
Happy colourings

Sunday, 27 August 2017

Come and Get It Challenge

New challenge is up at the Come and Get It Challenge Blog and this week the challenge is 2 different embellishments...

I had the privilege of working with this amazing image from Picked Potpourri Designs called Botanical Mini which you can get here

This set of images comes with 4 flowers in it and I have chosen to highlight just one of them.

Hope you like and till next time happy crafting....

Friday, 18 August 2017

New SBS Store!!!!

Betty from SBS has a new store!!!! She has moved the SBS Store to Etsy.

Here is one of the new images that will be in the etsy store soon - Extra Extra

So be sure to pop over and check out the new store and quite possibly some new images....
Happy Crafting

Wednesday, 9 August 2017

Conchita by SBS

Hi popping in today to share some inspiration with the amazing Conchita image from Simply B Stamps which you can get here. She is one of the images that came out as part of the September a day in 2016 and they are all amazing images!!!

With this image I have done something a bit different..... I have coloured her with my Spectrum Noir pencils.. Yep you got it my first image with pencils. It was a bit scary at first but I really like how she has turned out.

So don't forget to go and have a look at the September images and grab a few because they may not be around much longer.....

Happy crafting.....

Monday, 31 July 2017

Just add flowers at Come and Get it.

A second card up today this one for the Come and Get it Challenge Blog.

This weeks challenge is "Add Flowers" and I have used the gorgeous Kidz Flower Basket from Bugaboo stamps which you can get here.

Unfortunately my photo hasn't worked real well on this one due to too many overcast and windy days but you get the gist...

Hope you can come join in here

Happy crafting

Sketch #474

Hi popping in with some exciting news today.... I am now a part of the Sketch Saturday Design Team.

I love using sketches for my cards so this is going to be a great fit for me.

Today I am sharing my first project for the Sketch #474 Challenge which runs all this week. You can find the challenge here and here are the requirements for the challenge..

It is the 5th Saturday so that means... Pick ANY sketch 215-460 this week!  Please include an image of the sketch you chose in your post!

The challenge is also sponsored by the Paper Nest Dolls so was a double win for me this week. 

I used Sketch # 456 for my card 

and used the image "Letters to the North Pole" which you can find here

Hope you can come and join in the fun over at the Sketch Saturday blog and maybe pick yourself up some great prizes.
Happy crafting...

Wednesday, 26 July 2017

Friday Fun Inspiration

Hi popping in today to share 2 of my creations with Friday Fun Digi's from Simply B Stamps. And to make things even better they are both on sale for the low price of just $2.25 at the moment but be quick because that is only for a couple more days..

First off I have used Nurse Rio

And secondly I have Elegance

which I have added to the front of an album.

Hope you have liked my little inspiration using these amazing images and make sure to grab them while they are on sale.

Until next post happy crafting....

Sunday, 16 July 2017

Add 2 Desginer Papers

This weeks challenge is up at the Come and Get It Challenge Blog and this week we are after entries with 2 designer papers.

This week polkadoodles is kindly sponsoring us and as I already have a love of their gorgeous images my hardest thing was picking just 1 of their images for this challenge...

I have chosen the sweet little Winnie Sharing is Caring which you can get here or as part of the bundle like I did here

I have paired her with some paper from a Kaisercraft 6x6 pad I had (not sure which one now it was an older one) and some sweet and simple roses. I have matted each layer with white to make the layers pop and inked all the edges with brown distress ink.

Hope you like her and make sure to pop over to the Come and Get It Challenge Blog and add an entry

Happy Crafting...

Wednesday, 12 July 2017

Miss Minnesota

Hi popping in today with a card I have made using the adorable Miss Minnesota from Simply B Stamps.

I have coloured her with my copics in a monochrome blue scheme which has given her a really wintery feel and finished her of with some sparkly lace border sticker and blue snowflake paper.

This just goes to show that even though these images are based on the state in the US they can still be used for other occasions.. this one will go as a Christmas card this year..

Thanks for looking
Happy Crafting....

Wednesday, 5 July 2017


Sharing a card today I have made with the super amazing Texas State Girl from Simply B Stamps.....

I have had this one coloured for a while but when Betty said she wanted some inspiration with her 50 State Girls I knew straight away I wanted to get her onto a card.

With just a few brown and blue accents I have turned her into the perfect card for someone who isn't into the florally pastel cards and I really enjoyed doing something a bit simpler and laid back with this one, I think it really makes the image just pop out.

Anyway till next time happy crafting....

Tuesday, 4 July 2017

Get Creative Challenge #60 - CAS

A new challenge is over at the Get Creative Challenge Blog and the theme this month is CAS, or Clean and Simple for those not in the know....

The idea behind a CAS card is that the image is the center of attention and the focus of the card with very few embellishments.. this challenge I got to play with the very cool pirate ship from Drawn by Krista... and I have made a cute little boy card by adding a sentiment that came with a pirate image I already owned by Simply B Stamps..

Then I added a couple of bits of washi tape with a zig zag pattern and viola a CAS card.

I know a lot of people get scared of CAS cards but why not give it a go and come join us  over on the challenge..

Till then Happy crafting...

Monday, 3 July 2017

New Progressive Challenge at SBS

There is a new progressive challenge on over at SBS and the image this month is Simply Amazing.....

As usual there is a few challenge criteria that you need to follow...

Challenge Criteria:
1 Designer Paper (minimum)
Stars and Stripes anywhere on the project, BESIDES THE IMAGE
Use ribbon or twine

So why not pop over and have a go.
Happy crafting....

Sunday, 2 July 2017

Colour of your Nation Challenge

The new challenge is live over at the Come and Get it Challenge Blog and my first as part of the design team. This week it is a "colour of your nation" challenge.

I got to play with this cutie from Bugaboo called brat sports cheerleader girl and coloured her with the blue red and white from the Australian Flag..

I have turned her into a bottle tag to congratulate someone for a job well done.......

Hope you come and join us with the new challenge!!!
Happy crafting.