Sunday, November 20, 2011


Can you believe it Christmas is so close, this year has just flown.  I have made a start on my Christmas Cards some plain and some a bit fancy.  

Recently I discovered Dilly Bean Stamps new christmas range of digis.  Oh my how gorgeous are they you must check them out.  I have had a play and love the result and would put this card into the category of a bit fancy.  Without adieu here is Ruby's Candy Cane and Christmas Tree.

Thanks for looking have a wonderful day.


Dress Up Marci!

This card features the gorgeous Dress Up Marci.  How pretty is she.  I have used copics for the colouring and used cool greys for the shadows together with the blues.   I made this for a dear friend who recently celebrated her birthday.  I will also be entering it into the La La Land customer gallery for November.

Thanks for dropping by have yourself a fabulous day.


Rock On!

I have been having a play with merging digis and for this card I have used Kenny K's Groove Dude together with Make it Craftys new backgrounds Urban Elements and coloured with copics.   Must say I am very pleased with the result.

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Tuesday, October 4, 2011

New Techniques

I thought I would share some of the techniques we have been learning at Copics Class with Debra.  Since my last post I now have some more examples of techniques we  have learnt.

The first is monochromatic  with shine

Stamp - Motivet
Copics - W0,1,3,5,7 E93

The next technique we learnt was to use 1 colour and your blender , this was a bit daunting because if your blender is not juicy enough well what can I say it just won't work.  Here is my tag

Stamp -Digi Marci
Copics - YR 23 + blender
E00,21,33,37, 50 R20

I am quite happy with how this turned out, not bad for first try.   The next technique learnt was defining faces.  This one is hard and I am not sure that I have got it down pat yet but had a go and here is my tag using this.

Stamp - "Maggie" by Elaine Cox
Copics - E000,00, 11, 13 G21, R37 E51,53,35,37,R08 R000,00 RV000
Clear Spica

I am hoping to share some more samples shortly, still a work in progress.

Thanks for dropping in, have yourself a great day.


Friday, August 26, 2011

Playing with Copics

I just cannot believe where the time has gone this year, it has flown so fast.  I have been busy creating since my last post but havent got around to posting anything, very slack I know.

At the beginning of the year I joined a class of like minded ladies with the delightful and uber talented Debra James as our teacher and have been learning how to use my copic markers ,which I just love.  I look forward to our fortnightly get together to learn new techniques and partake in a tag swap using the technique we learnt from the previous class.

Here are my two tags from the first two classes:

Through copics I have discovered digital stamps which is very exciting and already have a collection of digi stamps that I have purchased along the way.  The great thing about digis is that you dont have to worry where you are going to find room to store 
Looking forward to our next class this Saturday and will add photos of my other tags very soon.

Thanks for dropping bye, until next time
Karen x

Friday, January 28, 2011

BB recipe challenge

My very first challenge for 2011, Bizzy Becs online store  and a first time player.  Their 1st challenge for the year is a recipe -  3 flowers, 2 buttons and 1 ribbon - check..

I have used a Magnolia stamp that I purchased from Bizzy Becs last year from their Christmas range, Secret Tilda.  Isn't she just adorable.  I thought that she was too nice just to use her just for Christmas so used her for a birthday card and she is coloured with copic markers.  I am very new to the world of copics and am still learning how to use them .  I am enjoying how therapeutic they are, the time just drifts

magnolia stamp - Secret Tilda
copic markers  V000, 06,09 E51, 21, 11, 71,77, R35,37
white gel pen
stampin up well scripted / wide oval punch
cardstock, pp , flowers, buttons & ribbon from stash

Thanks for dropping bye and having a look.  Have a wonderful day.


Thursday, January 27, 2011

Last of the 12 Tags of Christmas

My 1st post for 2011.  Gosh it has been a while between posts.  But now with Christmas over and being on summer holidays I have had some time to do some catching up and a lot of relaxing, unfortunately for me there are only 4 days left of holidays and I am back to school on Monday.

Here are the last of  the '12 Tags of Christmas'.  I have to say I have thoroughly enjoyed them again this year. 

Tag 7

                                                                     Tag 8

Tag 9

                                                                           Tag 10

Tag 11

Tag 12

I have wanted the itallic script on the dymo machine for years, but couldnt get one. Just before Christmas I was very lucky to be able to get one from Officeworks online going out for $12.00 in their clearance, so very happy.  

Thanks for looking