Saturday, April 30, 2011

Cute Little Goat Card

Hi Blogging Beauties,

Hope you are having a lovely weekend.  I have been super busy with preparation for Mother's Day next weekend.  The cards have been selling like hotcakes at Aussie Cards for Sale...and I have been making, making and making. 

This card I made this morning for my sister.  Her daughter was going to a b'day party today.  It was for a little boy who lives down the road and he lives on a farm where we got our goat Millie from.  I printed off a goat colouring in page from the internet and pasted him on top of  CC Designs fence that was already coloured from ages ago.  Hope he liked it!

I can feel the scrapbooking bug coming over me again.  I am such a wannabe scrapbooker...that   doesn't get there very often...and the LOs I make I often hate...however I am very persistent and determined not to give up!!  I think what I struggle with the most is the unfinished nature of a scrapbook album.  With a card it is created and you give it away...done! With a scrapbook album I tend to start and stop and never get back to the completed album.  Well maybe this time I will!!

Stay tuned.  I am hoping to show you some LOs soon!  Thank you so much for reading my ramblings and a big cheery welcome to my new followers.

Alicia xx

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Paper Play DT ~ Use an object not intended for crafting!

Good evening Blogging Beauties,
Today is Thursday and that means Paper Play Day!
This week we are very kindly sponsored by Waltzingmouse Stamps - one stamp set of winner's choice.  How cool! They have really nice stamps...wish I could enter!!

This week's challenge is "Use an object not intended for crafting" - like coins, cans/jars, shells, cardboard box bits etc..... and is set by DT member - Karen.  So let's get creative and have fun!

I used a cake box we received as a gift when we attended a wedding in Japan.
It was originally yellow.  I painted it pink inside and out...coloured my image, added some lace, ribbon and a doily and it was finished.  
It is fairly plain.  I tried adding flowers, but they all seemed too big.  
So of course I can give it the clean and simple label!

This is probably my favourite Magnolia stamp at the moment and I coloured her with Copics:
Skin: E21, E00, R20
Hair: E47, E57, E35, E31
Pinks: RV06, RV04. RV02

Head on over here to see the other fantastic inspiration by the DT and to link up your creation!

Thanks for popping by!
Have a lovely evening,
Alicia xx

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Mad For Markers ~ DT ~ YR, RV, BG Colour Challenge and Candy!!

Hello Blogging beauties,

Its is my turn to share a card for the current Copic Colour Challenge at Mad for Markers.
This card I was asked to make for a little girl who lives on the Gold Coast.  She is turning five and loves beachy I used my Magnolia Mermaid.  This is my first time at ever colouring this image...even though I have had it for ages and ages!  I added heaps of glitter because little girls like glitter! Here is a picture taken in the sun to try and show you all the glitter.

I used the following Copic makers:

Skin: E21, E00, R20
Hair: YR20, YR61, YR23, YR68, YR16
Pinks: RV06, RV04, RV02
Blues: BG23, BG10, BG000

By the way...have you seen this??  Sammi is preparing a very special magazine and is looking for  Submissions.  She is looking for creations using Copics .. from beginners to advanced colourers!

This first issue she is particularly looking for:
- creations using Copic coloured digi images
- pictures of your Copic storage solutions
- Scrapbooking projects incorporating Copics.

Please email your submissions to

* Please only send NEW creations that have not been published online or in print .. and that you will not publish in either until after Copicendium is released.
* Please be prepared to send through instructions, a product list and most importantly the Copic colour codes you used in your project (on acceptance).
* Please also be prepared to send your project to us (with a self addressed envelope should you want it returned to you)!

There is limited room set aside in Copicendium for stamp companies wishing to purchase some advertising... please contact Sammi at if you are interested/ would like more information!

How exciting!! I of course cant wait to get my hands on a copy! What a terrific idea!!

Also, I have been wanting to put up some more candy this week.  This is my fourth little parcel of Magnolia Candy.  This time I am giving away an unused and Mounted Santa Edwin;
#173 Santa Edwin - Click Image to Close

With some unused and mounted Vintage Ornaments!!
#1420 Vintage Ornaments - Click Image to Close
That is two Magnolia stamps...all set to get you going for some Christmas cards for later on this year!  All you have to do to enter is leave a comment on this post and be a follower.  
It is that easy!

Thanks for popping by,

Alicia xx

Monday, April 25, 2011

Happy Easter and Anzac Day

Hi Blogging Beauties,

I hope you had a beautiful Easter with your families.  We celebrated Easter and remembered the Anzacs today.  Our day began with an Anzac Day Ceremony at 7:30.  Then we went to Mum and Dad's for Breakfast with all my family.  Then we went to Ben's sister's for lunch with all of Ben's family.  It was a very relaxing day.  I should have taken some photos to share with you.  The weather was warm and sunny for April.

Wishing you all a Happy Easter.
Alicia xx

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Tri-Shutter Horse 40th Cards

Hi Blogging Beauties,

Just a quick little post of some horse cards I was asked to make.
I made two for the lady to choose from.
My personal favourite was the sepia card, but she chose the red and black.
Just goes to show everyone has different tastes!

Tell me which one your fave is?

I will put some more candy up very soon.
I hope you are having a lovely Easter weekend.
Will catch up on comments soon.
Alicia xx

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Southern Girls DT ~ Green and Blue Colour Challenge

This week we have a colour challenge for you at Southern Girls on your project we would like to see............
So crack out those green and blue colouring medims, papers and embellies and get creating people because we have another 3 awesome sponsors for this challenge. 

International Sponsor

Meljen's Designs is a lovely stamp company owned and illustrated by Melissa Jenkins. She illustrates whimsical digital images inspired by her kids and family. The Meljen's Designs store officially launched on April 1 and is steadily growing! Meljen's Designs has new releases along with a new challenge every Thursday, freebies every Monday and a Guest Designer each month at the Meljen's Designs Blog. Please visit the Meljen's Designs line of stamps at the WHIMSY STAMPS STORE to browse and enjoy Melissa's wonderful images!

New Zealand - Australia Sponsors.....

Welcome to Digital Delights, a magical place filled with little digi creations from all walks of life. We have a wide range of digital stamps and designer papers which are delivered straight to your email 24/7!
In addition we also have a growing range of "Delightful Piecings" which are paper pieced files designed to be used with your cutting machines or for hand cutting.
Fancy a new blog makeover, header or new watermark, then stop by our sister site Delightful Custom blogs.

Scrap Box NZ are pleased to be a sponsor of the Southern Girls Challenge. We are a family owned web business based in sunny Nelson, central in New Zealand to send out all your scrapbooking products. We stock leading brands and are the home of 99c Bazzill Basic cardstock. We stock over 250 colours across the bazzill range of basics, dotted swiss, bling, glazed and wedding cardstock.

Looking for something different then have a look around the shop and I'm sure you will find something of interest.. Maya Road Trinket Pins, Bakers Twine, Lasercut Chipboard, Glimmermist and Ribbon sold by the metre, are among some of the best selling products, along with a huge selection of papers. If there is something you are after and can't find, get in touch with and I will see if I can source that product for you.

I love my cute little dragon...he is so cute!  He is from Digital Delights.
Can't wait to see your projects!
Link them up here at Southern Girls.

Alicia xx

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Winner of my Candy...and Birthday News!

Hi Blogging Beauties,

I have been wanting to do this post for a few days...but life seems to be very hectic at the moment.  It was my birthday on Friday and Ben and I went away to Sydney for a few days.
I had the best birthday ever!! We shopped, ate out and watched movies.  It was a perfect day.  I couldnt have asked for anything better!

I received some beautiful hand-made cards and goodies in the mail and was so spoilt.  I really felt I had to share these with you!  The top card was made by the talented Aussie Cards for Sale designer - Fran Ashton.  I just love the gorgeous colours, those cute Maggies and those beautiful flowers!  Fran spoiled me with a selection of gorgeous candy.  Thank you so much Fran!

This next gorgeous card is made by another talented designer at Aussie Cards for Sale (and fellow Mad for Markers designer) - Michelle Gissel.  She knows I love these Anya stamps I think!!  I love the neutral colouring on this card and the pretty papers!  Michelle spoiled me with a selection of yummy candy as lucky am  I, thank you Michelle.

This cute little Aussie Koala card is by my long-time blogging friend Carol Dee.  Carol is my most faithful follower commenting on every single post! Amazing I know!! When she visits Australia she is going to come and stay with me!  I love Carol's sweet card. Carol gave me a kangaroo book "thong" or book lovely, thank you so much!  I will put this to great use.  Thanks Carol.

Sammi, my gorgeous boss over at Mad for Markers treated me to this beautiful card.  I love the image and the sentiment!  This card has such a lovely feel to it...I want to fly like this cute little fairy!  Sammi spoiled me with some lucky am I!! You know how much I love my Copics!  Thank you Sammi.

Aussie Loz another talented designer at Aussie cards for Sale sent me this little cutie!! What a gorgeous Maggie card!  So elegant and feminine.  Loz spoiled me with some delicious candy that I will be certainly putting to good use!  Thank you so much Loz!

Amanda Wyber, again, another talented Aussie Cards for Sale Designer made this card for our friend Chris to give me.  Amanda made me another card too, but it got stolen in the post! Can you believe that?? Someone slashed open the envelope and took it for themselves! All that turned up in my mailbox was the empty envelope!!  It was obviously a very much wanted card!!  I love the colours in this card the lemon and the pretty and summery.

Lucinda Coleman, another talented Aussie Cards for Sale Designer made me this gorgeous my favourite colour - blue.  I love the stamps, papers and colours in this card! Wow! It is beautiful.  Thanks Lucinda.

And last, but not least this card was made for me by my husband Ben.
I have to apologise for the crummy night-time photo for this one.  The colours dont show up as nicely in this photo.  He coloured it all by himself and then made the card.  I think I will have to get him onto making more cards for me to sell.  This talent cant be wasted : )!!

Finally, I wanted to share with you the winner of my candy from last week:

Linda W

Congratulations Linda!!! I will post you out your Edwin stamp tomorrow!

I will put up a new candy soon.

Thanks for making it to the end of this post!
Have a lovely evening.
Alicia xx

Mad For Markers ~ DT ~ Miss Anya Hats Off

Hi Blogging Beauties,

I have some purple Miss Anya Hats off Cards to share today.
I coloured these one day at the markets about a month ago, but only popped them on cards this week.

I bought these cute little stamps at Mad for Markers.
They have a great range of stamps in Sammi's Store.
You will just have to hop on over here and check them out!!

You still have 10 days left to enter the current Mad for Marker's Challenge.
The challenge is to use the colours RV, YR and BG.
Pop on over here to upload your creation.

Would you like to be part of the Mad for markers Design Team?
Take it from me, it is a special team to be on!
Here are all the details...

Term: April/ May - September 30th
DT requirements/ tasks:

* Post one week on challenge blog with a post that fits the challenge
* Post alternate week on your own blog - this can be whatever you like as long as it includes COPICS and promotes M4M in some way!
* Comment on the challenge entries.
* set one challenge during your DT term .. post the challenge up on the M4M challenge blog AND choose the winner/ list top 3/ favourites at the end of the challenge.
* do one tutorial posting in your DT term - to go on the M4M store blog
* do one inspirational post (a creation with Copics and record the numbers used) for the M4M store blog

We are looking for people with good colouring skills who can also take good photographs of their creations. If you think you can do this then please send an email to Sammi at with your Name, contact details and some examples of your colouring/ link to your online blog/ gallery. Please do so this week as I need to get organised! :D

*** Sammi is also looking for a team of great colourers for a little project she is working on... so if you LOVE your Copics and would like to take part then please send Sammi an email.... INTERNATIONAL colourers welcomed warmly!***

I will be back later tonight with my candy win and birthday news.

Alicia xx

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Cards for Men by Ben

 Hi Blogging Beauties,

My husband Ben, has been getting into the card-making supplies and drawing his own pictures and colouring them himself with Copics and then putting them onto cards.

I am amazed at his new found talent!!

The Ben 10 one is for our nephew.

The Stewie Griffin (evil baby from The Family Guy) cards are for cousins.

I have more another Male card designed by Ben on my Blog here.
This post features several male cards from me as well showing a variety of different ideas.

Thanks for looking,

Alicia xx

Let's Ink it Up ~ DT Card ~ Stitching

Hi Blogging Beauties,

Today is the start of a new challenge over at Let's Ink it Up.  The challenge is Stitching.  I made this card for the challenge and then kept making and making Mother's Day cards...getting up a good stock for the markets.  
I just have to decide which one is my favourite to keep for my own Mum!

Our sponsor this week is Stamping Scrapping


They are offering one of their CUSTOM Spellbinders matching stamp sets to the winner! Value of $19.99. You will have your choice of one of three sets. 

A great prize so get creating and link up your stitching creation at Let's Ink it Up.

Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Have a lovely day!
Alicia xx

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Paper Play DT ~ Photo Inspiration

Hi Blogging Beauties,

This week our challenge at Paper Play is a photo inspiration...

We were lucky to have Kenny K images to use this week.

I made my card above...I admit it was a struggle...but then I was in a big rush this week..

Thanks for looking and dont forget to upload your creation at PaperPlay this week.

Alicia xx

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Keith Urban Concert in Tamworth

Hi Blogging Beauties,

Last night we went to the Keith Urban Concert in Tamworth.
It was the most awesome concert...he is an amazing performer...and such a nice person!
The TREC (Tamworth Regional Entertainment Centre) holds up to 5000 people and we were pretty close to the stage.  Here are some pics...

And last of all a photo of Ben and I making faces after the concert...too hyped up to sleep!

I am behind on commenting, but hope to catch up over the next few days...
Have a very happy Wednesday.
Alicia xx

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Mad For Markers ~ DT ~ YR, RV, BG Colour Challenge

Hi Blogging Beauties,

I took the opportunity to colour one of the "Miss Anya Hats Off" Stamps for my card at Mad for Marker's today.  Sammi has these gorgeous stamps available in her store.  I think they are perfect for little girl cards and teenage girl cards.

The Copics I used are:

 Hair: E47, E37, E35, E31
Skin: YR00, E51
Blues: BG05, BG01, BG10
Pinks: RV06, RV04, RV02
Oranges: YR07, YR16, YR31

You still have 17 days left to enter the Mad for Marker's current colour challenge.
All you have to do is use YR, BG and RV Copics.
Why not have a is fun!!

Alicia xx

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Florist Course headbands and Corsages

Hi Blogging Beauties,
Just a few pics from my florist course.
We have learnt how to make headbands.
I am not very good at wiring, but I am getting better.
The photo above is my head, but Leona's head band.

This is Tania (lady in my course) modelling her headband.

This is me modelling my orchid head band.
(I didn't get it all finished so am holding it on for the photo.)

This is my orchid wrist corsage.

This is Leona's Wrist Corsage.

This is my tall table decoration.

It has been nice to make some new friends at the florist course and to learn new skills.
I hope you have had a lovely weekend.  
Ben and I went to the markets on Saturday and to a birthday lunch at Mum and Dad's today.
I have made heaps of cards and am very behind in my blogging.
I hope to catch up with it all over the next few days.

Thanks for visiting,
Alicia xx