Thursday, December 20, 2012

Mo's Dream Team Blog Hop

It's time for our last Mo's Dream Team Blog Hop for 2012 - can you believe how FAST this year has flown past!!! Our Hostess with the Mostest this month is the wonderful Jane - and all the fun starts on her BLOG - but if you are already hopping you should have arrived here from Alice's Blog

Jane has asked us to go CAS (Clean and Simple) - aaaaaagh! 

There was a little bit of discussion behind the scenes when Jane chose Clean and Simple with a lot of us wondering how much embellishment we could 'sneak on' and still have a CAS card - LOL. I decided to curb my natural inclination to throw on lots of layers and flowers by printing out the gorgeous Spring Fairy Aleta larger than I normally would and then simply popping on a sentiment and framing it all up. Oh OK - I did sneak a few rhinestones on too - LOL.

I also used a glitter gel pen to give a little bit of sparkle to her wings and skirt - you can see a bit of the shimmer in the photo on the left.

Now it's time to head on over to Mina's Blog - where I'm sure there is a fabulous CAS treat for you.

Hop order - links are on my left sidebar under Mo's logo.
Jane, Julie, Debby.Y, Heidy, Alice, Debbie {me}, Mina, Pops, Jak, Gretha, Kerttu 

Copics Used - Skin (E21, E13, E11, E000, R20, R11) plus RV66, RV63, RV10, RV0000, E18, E15, B00, B000, B0000, G28, G24, G21, Sakura Glitter Gelly Roll Pen

Monday, December 17, 2012

Valentine's Release from La La Land Crafts

Are you ready for a NEW RELEASE from La La Land Crafts??? Well if you are you're in luck! Today we are showcasing the gorgeous Valentine's release. Now many of you may know I don't celebrate Valentines but I LOVE the fact that the four new images and three new die sets are versatile enough to be used for many occasions!

This is "Best Friends Luka" - another cute image in a series with Luka and his best friend Tuffy - a fabulous image for boys who love their dogs! I've paired him with one of the new dies (Heart Banner) and some buttons.

Don't forget to pop over to our BLOG where you can check out inspiration from my amazing teamies and see the rest of the release being showcased. 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.

Best Friends Luka
Heart Banner Die

Copics Used - 
Skin - E21, E13, E11, E00, E000, R20, R11
Hair - E59, E57, E55, E53
Clothes - B97, B95, B93, B91, R89, R37, R27, R24, T6, T4, T2, T0
Tuffy the Dog - R39, R37, R27, E47, E44, E43, E42, E41, E40, R20, R11 

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Magnolia Down Under Challenge #177

This week at Magnolia Down Under Challenges we are celebrating Christmas! I've gone for something a little non-traditional - Tilda is obviously having a little Christmas gathering with friends - don't those gingerbread cookies look YUM! There's also lots of festive glitter and a little sleigh charm to finish it all off.

And don't forget to check out our BLOG to see what the rest of the amazing MDUC DT have created to inspire you.

Copics used - Skin (E21, E11, E000, R20, R11) plus E59, E39, E37, E35, E31, E30, RV66, RV63, RV55, RV10, BV11, BV000, BV0000, B000, YG17

Friday, December 14, 2012

It's Snowing in La La Land

This week in La La Land we are using snow and/or snowflakes. I decided on a bit on Wintery fun and chose to pop Snowboard Marci onto a circular card having the time of her life as she boards down the slopes. I chose a fairly simple layout - letting the soft colours and the "snow" take centre stage. I used 3 layers of  "snow", embossing the middle one to give the effect of a well used run among the freshly fallen edges.

As well as our BLOG where you can check out inspiration from my amazing teamies, 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 - E21, E11, E000, R20, R11
Hair - E44, E43, E41
Clothes - C2, C0, C00, YG63, YG61, YG01, YG0000, RV63, RV52, RV00, RV0000
Snowboard - YG63, YG61, YG01, YG0000

Monday, December 10, 2012

Christmas Stocking

Ever since I saw this gorgeous image from Mo Manning it's been on of my favourites and I couldn't get through Christmas without using her at least once! Her name is Pammy's Stocking and I have to say I am soo jealous of her gorgeous head of hair!

There are a couple of other similar images available too -  Cammy's Stocking - another little girl, plus the two boys - Jimmy's Stocking, and Timmy's Stocking.

Copics Used - Skin (E21, E13, E11, E000, R20, R11) plus B69, B66, B63, B60, R89, R37, R24, Y19, Y11, Y06, Y0000, YR31, YR04, BG70, E51, E39, E35, E33, E31, T2, T0

Friday, December 7, 2012

Gold and Glitter in La La Land

This week in La La Land we are using Glitter and Gold. I tried something a little different and painted Angel Marci's wings, headband and dress details in using Gold Smooch. I had to give it a couple of layers to get a good coverage and then I let it dry for about an hour. I had planned to re-draw the detailing in on her wings with black copic liner pen but instead I used some deeper gold copics to create the shadows. The copics did "slip" a little on the slick surface but the end result was well worth the effort. The green and gold designer paper is quite glittery as the writing is done is a shimmery gold too. I didn't use any glitter as such but all the gold gives a lovely shimmer and sparkle to the card.

As well as our BLOG where you can check out inspiration from my amazing teamies, 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 - E21, E11, E00, E000, R20, R11
Hair - W2, W00, YR000
Dress - YR21, YR20, YR000, YR0000
Gold Sections - Gold Smooch, YR27, YR21
Flowers - YG67, YG63, YR27, YR21

Thursday, December 6, 2012

A Family Christmas Portrait

A few weeks ago my lovely friend Lori Boyd from By LORi Designs sent me some of her gorgeous images to have a play with. I merged 3 of them together to create a family "Christmas portrait". These guys were so much fun to colour up. I usually don't have time to colour up images that aren't from the DTs I'm on but I really must try and do it more often.

The sentiment I used is from The Craft's Meow's Season's Greetings set.

Copics Used - Skin (E21, E11, E000, R20, R11) plus G48, G43, G40, R89, R46, R27, R14, E29, E29, E19, E17, E04, C7, C4, C3, C2, C0, YR24, YR21, Y21, B95, B93, B91, B00, B000, B0000, Gold Smooch

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Taste of Winter

This little cutie is Taste of Winter by Mo Manning. With the stinking hot weather we had last week here in Melbourne I decided to get lost a little Winter scene and try and pretend I was cool - it didn't work - LOL.

It looks like a storm may be brewing with that dark sky and a few flakes of snow starting to fall - I don't usually colour my backgrounds but it was fun for a change. I added in some punched snowflakes as well as the printed ones for extra interest.

Copics Used - Skin (E21, E11, E000, R20) plus E47, E44, E43, E42, E41, E40, C4, C00, B06, B05, B02, B00, B000, B0000, Y28, Y26, Y13 

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Magnolia Down Under Challenge #175

This week at Magnolia Down Under Challenges we have a sketch for you. I love sketches because sorting out a layout is often the thing that takes the most time for me, so having it set up already makes everything that little bit easier! And when it's a fabulous sketch like this one from our very own Kylie, everything just seems to work.
Don't forget to check out the rest of the amazing inspiration from my fellow MDUC teamies on out blog HERE. We hope you get a chance to come along and play too.

Designer Paper is from Prima

Copics Used -  Skin (E21, E13, E11, E000, R20, R11) plus E51, E35, E33, E31, B0000, R85, R83, R81, RV000, Y19, YG63, YG61, YG0000

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Make it Crafty Christmas Advent - Day One

There's only 24 days til Christmas!
The Make it Crafty gang and our Special Guests thought it would be fun to have a 'grown up' advent calendar as we count down the days until Christmas full of inspiration just for us creative minds!

Each day a sneak peek will be revealed on the MiC store blog with a link for you to follow "to open the door". You'll need to stop by the store blog each day to open the next door!

PLUS Zoe has Christmas Candy full of lots of crafty goodies that you don't want to miss out on!


But what's even more exciting is that you will have a chance to win the Make it Crafty goodies that I have played with today thanx to Zoe's generosity!!

By leaving a comment on this post you could win the following

Make it Crafty Images - 
RAP graffiti and trash cans from Urban Object Digi Stamp Collection

Make it Crafty Chipboard Kit - Shadow Box Square Frame

The comments will stay open until the 31st of December and the winners will be announced in the New Year on the MiC store blog. You can join us for all 24 days - giving you 24 chances to win some MiC goodies! If you join us late, simply go back to the start and catch up!

This is what I have created with my MiC goodies!

I really wanted to make something for boys this time - so I headed for Make it Crafty's Urban Scene Digi's to get some inspiration for my shadow box. I merged some of the elements and then overlaid them onto a Bearly Mine digi paper before printing out. This leaves the image blank for colouring but the background all ready to go!
Don't forget to leave a comment below before December 31st and stop by the Make it Crafty Store blog to 'open the door' to 24 other inspirational projects!

Thank you so much for joining us and we wish you and your loved ones a wonderful loving Christmas.

Copics Used - Skin (E21, E13, E11, E000, R20, R11) plus 100, C10, C7, C5, C4, C3, C2, C1, C0, E89, E59, E57, E39, E37, E35, E33, E31, E29, Y26, Y23, Y19, Y11, R85, R39, R27, R24, R22, R14, YR24, B95, B91, YG99, YG95, YG91