Sunday, May 29, 2011

Please welcome......

Please welcome my new and totally adorable little niece Hayley Grace.
A huge congratulations to my big sis Cass, Captain Curt and the new big sister Ella.

 Isn't she precious!!  
I decided I wanted to make little Hayley something special, so I made this cute little jumpsuit for her using my Copic markers.
I have seen a few of these Copic coloured onesies around the internet, so just had to try making one for this special little girl.
I posted a step-by-step, materials and a few quick tips on how I made this jumpsuit on the Lime Tart Blog. Don't you you just love the Stripes the Zebra image from Kraftin' Kimmie, it was perfect for a little baby.

Not wanting to stop at just one creation I had to make this little shirt for Miss Em as well.

Well I am off to look at the photos of my precious little niece some more.  It is times like these when I wished we lived closer, so I could go and have a cuddle.

Thanks for dropping by

Friday, May 27, 2011

More Elaine Cox Images

There is no denying that I love the Elaine Cox images from Sweet Pea Stamps! Here are another couple of cards I have made using images from Elaine Cox's Sheet #18, Plate #133.

This card uses Alassa...I love this image

Next up is Darya...not too sure about the hair
 These images can be purchased on a full sheet or individually. Either way they are a great addition to your Sweet Pea Stamps collection.
Thanks so much for joining me today

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Manly Men!

Manly Men...that is this weeks challenge over on the Tiddly Inks Challenge blog. So celebrate the men in our lives by creating a card using a Tiddly Inks image.

I will be honest and admit that I struggled a bit with this challenge because I don't really make male cards.  I am not sure why. Hmmm something to think about. I guess everything I do is very girly because I have been blessed with two little princesses. So I tried to the best of my abilities to pull together a male card and this is what I came up with.

In this card I used Take A Stand  and added my own words to the signs using Photoshop....gotta love digi images! 
So I hope you will join in with us for this weeks challenge, I would love to be inspired to make more manly cards from your gorgeous creations.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Mesmerizing Mirima

Hi everyone.
Thank you for dropping by my little space in blog land.  I come today with one of my latest Sweet Pea Stamps creations.

This gorgeous girl is an Elaine Cox image called Mirima.  It was something new for me to colour an image where the focus was just the face. So I went to my Lime Tart Copic Club folder for some tips and guidance. Her hair probably took the most time, but it is the part I love most about this image. I can't wait now to play with the rest of the images that came on this sheet.

Copics used:
Skin-E000, E00, E11
Eyes/Background-B000, B02, B05
Lips/Flower-R00, RV10, RV13
Hair-E31, E35, E37
Seahorse-Y02, Y08, Y15, YR04

Until next time

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

A new adventure!

I am so excited to announce that I am one of the newest members of the Tiddly Inks Design Team

I was thrilled when I received an email from the very lovely Christy Croll asking me if I wanted to be a part of her fabulous team.  How could I refuse the chance to play with such cute images and work with an amazing bunch of ladies!

Here is a Tiddly Ink creation using the very cute Be Mine image.

I am so excited and can't wait to share all my Tiddly Inks creations with you!

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Lime Tart May Gallery!!

It is that time of the month again when the Lime Tart Gallery is filled with wonderful new projects!!

The kits sold out super fast this month, and who wouldn't want one they were simply gorgeous!
I got to play with the very lovely Full Tart, filled with all of its beautiful colours.
Here is what I came up with:

On This Day (gosh I can't believe that was ten years ago)

Chubby Bubby (how cute was our little Miss Em)

Helping Hand -the type of helping hand we didn't need lol.

Our Princess Kayla - how sweet is she.  The colour of this layout looks really flat compared to what it is in real life.

Just a quick note - using Whiff of Joy Tweetheart

4u Tag - using the Glitz Design Paper layers in the kit.

If you want to see some more details and photos on any of these projects head over to the May Gallery.  While you are there be sure to check out the amazing creations from the rest of the team. 

Thank you so much for stopping by

Guest Designer spots - Sweet Pea Stamps

Sweet Pea Stamps are in need of 2 guest designers, one for June and one for July, to fill in for vacations. What you would need to do:

send in one card to Jennifer the first week, the third week and the fourth week of the month you are picked for. In return you will get a $25 gift voucher to use on the stamps you select to use, also you will pay no shipping (I will send you out a free shipping voucher). If this is something you would like to do, e-mail Lynette at with a link to your blog.

Who wouldn't want to be a guest designer on this team, especially with all the new artists and images arriving in store!

This is one of my new favourites
 ©Renee Biertempfel's sheet 2, Plate 153
It is Renee Biertempfels Sheet #2, Plate #153, which starts shipping after May 23rd.  But there are loads of new images and artists in store, so be sure to stop by and have a look.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Tiddly Inks Puzzler!

Welcome to your next stop of the Tiddly Inks Two Part Puzzler. I am so excited to be joining the Tiddly Inks Team as a special guest for this puzzle adventure!

If you came from Stephanie’s blog then you are at the correct spot. If you hopped right on here, you might want to go back to Christy’s Blog and start hopping from there.

My puzzle piece is shown below
If you can piece the puzzles together and find the name of the images in the shop (hint: it is a new image :D),then you can email her the names at and get entered for the prizes shown HERE.

My creation today features Lilli Claire-Did you Hear.

If you want more inspiration, stop by Christy's blog and check out her little blog hop. It is open until May 12.

Head over now to the Tiddly Inks Challenge Blog, for your final stop of the day :)
Thank you so much for joining me, I hope you have had fun!

Monday, May 9, 2011

A little exciting!!

Are you going to the Scrapbook and Papercraft Expo and Convention in Brisbane from June 11-13?
If you are then be sure to check out the Top 20 entries in the Express Yourself and Win competition. Among all those wonderful entries you will find.......mine.
Yay! I can't believe my entry made the Top 20. Here is my layout

Show attendees vote for their favourite layout, and the person with the highest votes win.
I can't tell you how excited I am that my layout will be on display at the show....I only wish I could be there to see it. Hmmmm I wonder if it is too late to buy some plane tickets lol.

Anyway thank you so much for stopping by
I will be back again soon

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Sweet Pea Stamps Mother's Day Special!

Pop over and check out the Sweet Pea Stamps Store to take advantage of this offer!

I will be back soon.

Friday, May 6, 2011

Dragonfly Diorama!!

The temperature is dropping, which means it is time to start staying in doors and rugging up.
It is also the perfect time to do some crafty projects.

I made this diorama card as a step-by-step project for Lime Tart last weekend.  To see the steps on how I made it click here.

That gorgeous image is ching-chou kuiks Dragonflies from Sweet Pea Stamps.
Here is a close-up of the image

Well I must be off, I have to get Kayla ready for school.  She is getting an award at assembly today...but she doesn't know.  She will be so excited, and I am so proud!

Until next time

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Lime Tart May Kits!

I am thrilled to bits to share with you this months Lime Tart kits.  Like every month these kits are just stunning!

The delicious Full Tart

The oh so yummy Half Tart

The scrumptious  A la Tarte

So have you been drooling over these kits.  Make sure you pop over to the store to see the full list of what is included in these kits before they are all gone.
Until next time