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Sunday, April 29, 2012

Anyone for Anya - Girly Girl

This week's Anyone for Anya? Challenge is 'Girly girl'. This ones not too hard to achieve as I love pink and frilly stuff.  I also saw this as a good opportunity to open my new 'Spotlight' Collection.



Card Specs
Stamp/Image: The Greeting Farm 'Spotlight' Anya Collection Colouring: Copics
Card Stock: Bazzill
Patterned Paper: My Mind's Eye 'Happy Go' Lucky' 
 Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black Die Cuts: Spellbinders classic and Scalloped Circles
Embellishments:Misc Pearl stripes, TLC Rub Ons, Kaiser Ribbon Roses and KindyGlitz
I am entering this in the following challenges
Try Stampin' On Tuesday Challenge # 63 - Sketch to the right

Please check out Anyone for Anya? for the other DT members fabulous designs.

Happy Crafting
Sam xx
Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Mad for Markers - April Showers


It is the final week of the Mad for Markers April Showers Challenge before voting time.  This week I decided to use a Some Odd Girl digi again with the beach/warm weather feel.

Copic Colours
Skin - E11, E50, E51, R20
Hair - E30, E31, E33, E35
Eyes  - Y61, Y63
Bathers and Glasses - BV00, BV01, BV02, C3, C6
  Floatie - YR61, YG13, R83
Water - B91, B93

Additional Card Specs
Stamp/Image: Some Odd Girl 'Floatie Mae' Digi and Stampin' Up Figures of Speach
Colouring: Copics as above
Card Stock: Bazzill 
Patterned Paper: DCWV Nana's Kids and Glitter Stacks
 Inks: Printer and Vivid Plum Mini Ink
 Die Cuts: Spellbinders classic and scalloped circles
Embellishments: Kaiser Pearls,  Misc Ribbon, Me & My Big Idea Chipboard shape, KindyGlitz and 3D Crystal Lacquer.

I am entering this into the following challenges
Pile It On Challenge # 17 - Sparkle & Shine
Paper and Such Design Challenge - Just for the Girls
Ribbon Carousel Challenge - Anything Goes (must inc an item off a spool)
The Crazy Challenge # 116 - Feminine/Girly
2 Sisters Challenge # 88- Use a digital Image


Some Odd Girl Stamps and all your copics can be purchased at the Mad for Markers store and you can check out the other Design Teams work at the challenge blog here.

Happy Crafting
Sam xx
Sunday, April 22, 2012

Anyone for Anya? Music Inspired

This week's Anyone for Anya? Challenge is Inspired by Music.  When I saw this challenge coming up I had to go out and by Rockstar Anya...don't know why I didn't already own it but glad for the excuse to rush out and get it!!

Card Specs
Stamp/Image: The Greeting Farm 'Rockstar Anya' and Creepin/Creeper Crew Collection 1
Colouring: Copics
Card Stock: Bazzill
Patterned Paper: DCWV ' 'The All Dressed Up' matstack and KaiserCraft 'Black & White Timeless'
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black and Vivid Onyx Black
Die Cuts: Spellbinders classic and Scalloped Oval
Embellishments: Misc Flower, Prima flower centers,  Kaiser Sparklets and Misc Ribbons
I am entering this in the following challenges
Paper Sundaes Challenge # 117 - Let's Get cute
Card Makin Mamas Challenge - Getting Girlie
Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge # 129 - Stripes or Checks
Really Reasonable Ribbon's Ramblings Challenge # 46 - Black, White and One other Colour (Pink for me!!)


Please check out Anyone for Anya? for the other DT members fabulous designs.

Happy Crafting
Sam xx
Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Mad for Markers - April Showers


It is the third week of the Mad for Markers April Showers Challenge.  This week I decided to cut the rubber on my Cheeky Beach stamp as we are still getting warm weather and I feel like being at the beach although I am sure it will be turning to showers by the end of the week!


Copic Colours
Skin - E11, E50, E51
Hair - E30, E31, E33, E35, E37
Bathers and flower- RV21, RV23, RV25, 0
 Ball - Y15, YR12, RV25, YG06, V12, V15 and V17

Additional Card Specs
Stamp/Image: The Greeting Farm ' Cheeky Beach'
Colouring: Copics as above
Card Stock: Bazzill and Shimmer Card
Patterned Paper: Echo Park 'Summer Days' Paper Pad
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black 
 Die Cuts: Spellbinders classic and scalloped circles
Embellishments: Kaiser Pearls, Prima flowers, Misc lace and 3D Crystal Lacquer.

I am entering this into the following challenges
Craft Room Challenge - Ink It
Craft Your Passion Challenge # 106 - Die Cuts and Punches
Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge - Anything Goes
Paper Sundaes Challenge # 116 - Anything Goes

Cheeky Beach and all your copics can be purchased at the Mad for Markers store and you can check out the other Design Teams work at the challenge blog here.

Happy Crafting
Sam xx
Sunday, April 15, 2012

Anyone for Anya? - Sketch Challenge

This weeks Anyone for Anya? Challenge is a sketch.  I really enjoyed this sketch and I am sure you will find it very versatile.


Card Specs
Stamp/Image: The Greeting Farm 'Megan'
Colouring: Copics
Card Stock: Bazzill
Patterned Paper: KaiserCraft 'Fine & Sunny' Paper Pad
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black
Die Cuts: Spellbinders classic and Scalloped Oval
Embellishments: Misc Lace, Misc, Ribbon, Misc flowers, Kaiser Pearls, TLC Happy Birthday Rub-Ons, Misc Stitching Rub-Ons and KindyGlitz

I am entering this in the following challenges
Paper Sundaes Challenge # 116 - Anything Goes


Please check out Anyone for Anya? for the other DT members fabulous designs.

Happy Crafting
Sam xx

PS - Here is the sketch (I almost for got to include it!)
Friday, April 13, 2012

Friday Sketch Challenge - 15th Challenge

Well another fortnight has flown by and it has just occurred to me that I forgot to post my 14th card/sketch for Friday Sketch Challenge here on my blog. I'll post it another time for you to see...anyway here is my card for sketch no 15.


Card Specs
Stamp/Image: Annabelle Stamps 'Lil Bee's Big Flowers'
Colouring: Copics
Card Stock: Bazzill
Patterned Paper: KaiserCraft 'Lilac Avenue Collection' and 'Black & White Timeless'
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black
Die Cuts: Spellbinders Labels 17 and Die-namics Bracket Tab
Embellishments: Prima flowers, Kaiser Pearls and KindyGlitz

I am entering this in the following challenges
Crafty Ribbon Challenge # 17- Things with wings
Craft Us Crazy Challenge # 25- Mother's Day and/or flowers (I have taken the flower option)
Cute Card Thursday  Challenge # 212 - Spring flowers
Scrapbook Sisters Challenge # 79 - Anything Goes
Critter Sketch Challenge # 110 - Critters

Please check out Friday Sketch Challenge for the other DT members fabulous designs and enter this fortnight's fun!
Happy Crafting Sam xx
PS - here is the sketch by Susan
Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Mad for Markers - April Showers


This is the second week of the Mad for Markers April Showers challenge and I am still having difficulty with my colouring so once again my Crystal effects gave me the wet look I was looking for.


Copic Colours

Duck - Y11, Y13, Y15, YR15, YR16, YR18
Tub - R81, R83, R85, R89, R37
Soap - E51, E95Water - B000, B01, B12, B21


Additional Card Specs
Stamp/Image: Whipper Snapper ' Duck Bath' and EK Success 'Baby' Multi-Stamp
Colouring: Copics as above
Card Stock: Bazzill and Shimmer Card
Patterned Paper: Colobok Pastel 'Embellishment Pack' Incs paper
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black and Versafine Onyx Black
Die Cuts: Spellbinders classic and scalloped ovals
Embellishments: Kaiser Pearls, Misc flowers and 3D Crystal Lacquer.

I am entering this into Papertake Weekly April Showers Challenge

All your copics can be purchased at the Mad for Markers store and you can check out the other Design Teams work at the challenge blog here.

Happy Crafting
Sam xx

Mad For Markers [home link]
Monday, April 9, 2012

Anyone for Anya? Inspirational Picture

It's Inspirational picture time again at Anyone for Anya? and I just loved this weeks picture...it's bees bees everywhere!


Card Specs
Stamp/Image: CC Designs 'Lil Bug Emma' Digi
Colouring: Copics
Card Stock: Bazzill
Patterned Paper: Erin Bradley Designs 'The Birds and the Bees' and Celeste Knight ' Sweet Bee' Digital paper papers
Inks: Printer
Die Cuts: Spellbinders Labels Seventeen
Embellishments: Misc buttons, Misc flowers, Kaiser Gems and KindyGlitz

I am entering this in the following challenges
All that Scraps Challenge - Sketch (I've turned it right!)
Crafting When We Can Challenge # 15- Things with wings
Stampalot April Challenge - Happy Birthday



Please check out Anyone for Anya? for the other DT members fabulous designs.

Happy Crafting
Sam xx


PS - And here is the bees!

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Spesch Designer Stamps - Wizard of Oz Release Day

Yeah it's release day and during the week you met the Scarecrow, the Lion and the Tin Man. Today you get to meet the lovely Dorothy and Toto. All by the fab designer Max.


Card Specs
Stamp/Image: Spesch Designer Stamps All the Wizard of Oz Digi Stamps
Colouring: Copics
Card Stock:Bazzill
Patterned Paper: Downloaded 'Yellow Brick-Road' wallpaper
Inks: Printer
Die Cuts: Nil
Embellishments: Liquid Pearls and Kindy Glitz

I am entering this in the following challenges
By the Cute and Girly April Challenge - Once upon a time (My favourite book/movie!)
Forever Night Challenge # 33 - Movie Inspired
Divas by Design Challenge # 29 - Anything Goes

Remember to check out the Spesch blog here for the other Design Team's fabulous cards and you can buy these digis at the Spesch Designer Stamps store TODAY.

Happy Crafting
Sam xx

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A couple of extra things

HAPPY BIRTHDAY BFF SUZE
and
HAPPY EASTER EVERYONE

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Saturday, April 7, 2012

Spesch Designer Stamps - Wizard of Oz Preview

Just a little peek.....Wizard of Oz (Tinman)


Check out the Spesch blog here for the other Design Team's fabulous cards and you can buy these digis at the Spesch Designer Stamps store SUNDAY.

Happy Crafting
Sam xx
Friday, April 6, 2012

Spesch Designer Stamps - Wizard of Oz Preview

Just a little peek.....Wizard of Oz (Lion)


Check out the Spesch blog here for the other Design Team's fabulous cards and you can buy these digis at the Spesch Designer Stamps store Sunday.

Happy Crafting
Sam xx
Thursday, April 5, 2012

Spesch Designer Stamps - Wizard of Oz Preview

Just a little peek.....Wizard of Oz (Scarecrow)

Check out the Spesch blog here for the other Design Team's fabulous cards and you can buy these digis at the Spesch Designer Stamps store SUNDAY.

Happy Crafting
Sam xx
Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Spesch Designer Stamps - Dark Fairy Release

Today is an exciting day as Spesch Designer Stamps is previewing another cute fairy image designed by Max and be sure to call back tomorrow (and every day to Sunday) for the previews of the great Wizard of Oz Release.

Anyway without further ado please meet Dark Fairy.


Card Specs
Stamp/Image: Spesch Designer Stamps 'Dark Fairy' Digi Stamp
Colouring: Copics
Card Stock:Bazzill and Glitter
Patterned Paper: DCWV 'The Pocket full of Posies' Matstack
Inks: Printer
Die Cuts: Spellbinders 'Eyelet Squares'
Embellishments: Kindy Glitz

I am entering this in the following challenges
Divas by Design Challenge # 29 - Anything Goes
Flutterby Wednesday Challenge # 197 - Open
Cupcake Craftroom April Challenge - Bugs n Birds n Wings n Things
Papertake Weekly Challenge - Anything Goes
Wild Orchid Challenge # 46 - Things With wings

Remember to check out the Spesch blog here for the other Design Team's fabulous cards and you can buy these digis on Sunday at the Spesch Designer Stamps store.

Happy Crafting
Sam xx
Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Mad for Markers - April Showers


This month at Mad for Markers the challenge is April Showers - colour something to look wet! Well I struggled to get my image to look wet by colouring alone so I put a little gloss on to give my little image the wet look it needed.


Copic Colours
Hair/Left Shell - RV10, RV11, RV13, RV14
Skin and cheeks - E50,E51, E11, E20
Tail - BG11, BG15, BG18, BG23
Middle Shell - E30, E33
Right Shell - BV01
Eyes - B34, B41

Additional Card Specs
Stamp/Image: The Greeting Farm 'Seren' and Shell Colouring Images from Internet
Colouring: Copics as above
Card Stock: Bazzill and DCWV the glitter matstack
Patterned Paper: DCWV the All Dressed Up Matstack
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black and Printer
Die Cuts: Cricut 'Life's a Beach' Cartridge (Seaweed)
Embellishments: 3D Crystal Lacquer and Misc KindyGlitz.

I am entering this in the following challenges
Papertake Weekly Challenge - Anything Goes
Pollycraft Monday Challenge # 134 - Water, Water Everywhere
Pile it On Challenge # 14 - Create a scene


Syren and all your copics can be purchased at the Mad for Markers store and you can check out the other Design Teams work at the challenge blog here.

Happy Crafting
Sam xx

Mad For Markers [home link]
Monday, April 2, 2012

Liebster Blog Award....again

I am excited to be receiving another Liebster Award. It was received from a newbie blogger Heather. Thank-you so much! Please every-one check out her blog here!


Here's the to do list for any of the Liebster Blog Award recipients.
1. Thank your Liebster Blog Award presenter on your blog.
2. Link back to the blogger who presented you the award .
3. Copy and paste the award on your blog.
4. Present the Liebster Blog Award to 5 bloggers with less than 200 followers.
5. Let them know they have been chosen by leaving a comment on their blog.

Now for the tricky bit....selecting just 5 deserving bloggers when there are sooo many inspirational crafters out there! Also note that I have made a point of not selecting the same 5 blogs I picked last time although they still all do mean so much to me.


Here are the blogs that I would like to award the Liebster Award too:

Rachael from Studio Three - I love your inspiring colouring

Marcia from self titled blog Marcia Pringle - Your cards/work is beautiful and unique

Louise at Passion Creations - Your cards are stunning

Emma at Crafymummy2five - I am in awe of your amazing colouring

Tara from A day in the life of Osiris and Loki - I simply just love your work!!


Please check out these women's work and be inspired like I have.


If I awarded you and your blog the Liebster Award please copy and paste the award and direction to your blog. Thanks so much for stopping by.


Happy Crafting

Sam xx
Sunday, April 1, 2012

Anyone for Anya? Teal

This week's Anyone for Anya? Challenge is an Teal, you know blueish-greenish! I decided to whip out Blush Babette as I've seen her look great in teal!


Card Specs
Stamp/Image: The Greeting Farm 'Blush Babette'
Colouring: Copics
Card Stock: Bazzill
Patterned Paper: My Mind's Eye Oh La La for Her DPs
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black
Die Cuts: Spellbinders classic and Scalloped Oval
Embellishments: Misc Lace, Misc buttons, Misc flowers, Kaiser Gems, Kaiser Sparklets, Jo-Ann Rub-Ons and KindyGlitz

I am entering this in the following challenges
Fashionista Challenge # 1 - Anything Goes For Girls
2 Sisters Challenge # 85 - Birthday Fun
Mark's Finest Paper Challenge # 101 - Square Card


Please check out Anyone for Anya? for the other DT members fabulous designs.

Happy Crafting
Sam xx

PS - Here is a glimpse of Teal!