Wednesday, October 19, 2011

A few little creations and a pretty big announcement...

 Hi Blogging Beauties,

I havent posted for a few has been busy with working and tutoring....but I think the busiest part of my week is over.  When we went to the Mad for Marker's Conference we received this gorgeous little book bound of xpress paper.  It was blank and we happily stamped images onto the pages to practice our colouring.  I thought I would show you a few I have done.

The first one was me colouring the front cover.
This next one is this cute La-la princess stamp.  I have put her on a card since and will share that with you later this week.

This next one is "No-Lines" attempt.  (My first go ever.)  It was stamped in light pink memento ink and then coloured in.  It was so tricky.  Then I practised drawing in the footpath and adding some grass.

This last image was my "Crazy Mermaid" attempt.  I challenged myself to use colours I normally wouldnt, like the darker skin and the orange hair.  Annette suggested I do the scales with Spica pen which turned out really pretty.  She is wild though!!!

Last of announcement...I am having a baby!!
We are very excited as this will be our first baby and we have been trying to have one for so long.  We conceived him/her through IVF and we are 15 weeks pregnant.
Here is a little pic of our baby...can you see him/her??

I have been feeling very well...tiredness is really my only complaint and I am quite happy to cope with that.  Just wanted to share my exciting news with you.

Thanks for popping on over to my blog.

Alicia xx


Sammi said...

YAY!!! for gorgeous colouring and for such exciting news! the pic of your little one is so precious!

alethea said...

Congrats on your wonderful!!! HUgsxx

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! Take care of yourself and your treasure.
Your colouring is absolutely gorgeous.
Have a wonderful day!

Merry said...

Oh wow....that is so exciting Alicia. Congratulations to the pair of you and I hope everything continues to go well. How amazing are the ultrasounds.

What fun you have had with all the colouring....great work. I must have a try at that no lines colouring.

Liz Weber said...

WooHOO Alicia and Ben HUGE congrats on the baby news, you will so LOVE being parents. Loving all your colouring Alicia.

Susan said...

Congratulations on your wonderful news Alicia. Hugs to you and Ben!

Susan xxox

PS Your colouring is fabulous... I haven't tried the 'no lines' technique yet. It looks a bit scary for an OCDer like me!

Annette Bowes said...

WOO HOO Congratulations my lovely friend! So very happy for you both, excellent ultra sound pic! Gorgeous colouring as always, just wondering, whose wild the Mermaid or me lol! Did think I behaved myself lol! Looking forward to seeing some photos of the bump lol! Take care and look after yourselfX:)

Fliss said...

Very many congratulations on your fabulous and exciting news Alicia and wishing you and your hubby all the best for the days to come.
Lovely cards too and great colouring.
Glad to hear you're feeling well too.
Fliss xx
PS: I too have a giveaway at the moment if you're interested.

Craftyanita said...

Congratulations on your fantastic news and enjoy the journey!! Also, wonderful colouring x

Carol Dee said...

Yay.... You know how excited I am. :) The news is WONDERFUL. Big hugs to you and Ben.

Irene said...

Congratulations on your baby news Alicia, I'm very pleased for you.You will treasure your scan picture for ever.
Brilliant colouring.
Irene x

Michelle said...

Oh Alicia I am so thrilled for you!!!! I have been wanting to ask for ages how your attempt at IVF turned out but didnt want to jump the gun.


Bubs photo is totally precious.

Looks like you had loads of fun at the colour conference. Your colouring looks amazing!


Michelle :o)

Jessie said...

Congratulations Alicia, I am so happy for you both!!!!!!!!!!

Mary J said...

CONGRATULATIONS ALICIA!!! Oh my goodness, I am so excited for you - you must promise up regular updates honey!

Oh, and gorgeous creations too - don't forgot to keep wowing us with those too!


Sandra said...

Wow thats a fabulous scan image :) Sandra H

Kasey said...


Congratulations to you and Ben, how exciting for you to be brining a little person into the world. This event will bring you more joy than you can imagine. Many sleepless nights too!

Your cards are fabulous as usual, that mermaid is rather out there though!!! LOL.

Kasey ~ in Oz

Leigh said...

Oh wow Alicia, what fabulous news. So excited for you. Yep, I remember you colouring those images at the conference. We had a wonderful time.
Take care.

Loz ♥ said...

Woo HOO! Look at that cute little bubba!! (Just posted my own similar pic today too :D)
I love all your colouring.. one day I'll have to break into the Copics!! Hope you've been feeling well, take care xx

Sam Barry said...

Congratulations on your amazing news. The Mad for Markers conference looked like so much fun. Your colouring looks fantastic.

Carly said...

Congratulations! Your little one's first photo is gorgeous! I am a Mum of a little girl aged just over 2 years and every day she delights and suprises me ..... You are going to have so many wonderful memories and learn so much. Oooohhh I'm so excited for you!

EmbossingQueen said...

Alicia, firstly let me say a BIG congratulations on the exciting news. You have some fun times ahead of you. Love the colouring from the conference. Thanks for sharing.

Deirdre said...

Oh Alicia.... FANTASTIC news... I am so thrilled for yourself and Ben....woohoo! Take very good care of yourself. Sending huge hugs across the ocean. Dee x

Sandie said...

Congratulations to both of you. Happy baby growing!! xx

Sandra Stephens said...

So so pleased for you both...such wonderful news...take card of yourself and enjoy every minute of it!!!

Glad you had a great time colouring...the results are brilliant.

MaxineD said...

Oh Alicia I am so thrilled with your news, and yes, I could see your precious little one. May the rest of your pregnancy go as well. You are due about the same time as my daughter :-) so I won't forget that date!!

Jean McKenzie said...

Big Congratulations Alicia on that wonderful news and so happy you are staying so well. We did have fun colouring all weekend didn't we LOL!