Monday, December 24, 2012

300 Follower Candy

Hello Blogging Friends,

I realise I am nearly at 300 followers and I am honoured that so many people are interested in reading my blog.  I felt this was real cause for celebration so I have put together a little candy in appreciation of you all.  I will randomly draw out the name when I reach 300 followers.

What the candy contains:

Some Odd Girl stamp - Gifty Gwen
Some Odd Girl Stamp - Sweet Thinkin' Mae
 (both have been inked up a couple of times)
Flourish with a Bling - 100 Mango Pearl Dots
Flourish with a Bling - Jasmine Orange Puffy
Flourish with a Bling - Green Leaf (Adam) Metallic
Basic Grey Serenade - Flags and Banners
Basic Grey Serenade - Chipboard Alphabet
(All brand new products)
Kaisercraft 6 1/2 " Paper Pad - Black and White Timeless
Kaisercraft 6 1/2 " Paper Pad - December 25th
Kaisercraft 6 1/2 " Paper Pad - Velvet Ensemble
(Some pages have been removed from the paper pads)

So it is a mixture of brand-new and pre-loved products.  If you would like to take part in the competition please leave a comment on this post and make sure you are a follower.
Please let your friends know about this candy too so they can also have a chance to win!

Thanks for stopping by to read my blog.

Alicia xx

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Mad for Markers Closing Down Sale

Hi Blogging Friends,

Did you know Mad for Markers is closing their shop??
The challenges will continue to run and will still be a fun place to go for Copic inspiration and fun!
But Sammi is having a sale, so if you want some cheap Copics or stamps you really need to head on over here.

My turn to have a go at the current challenge - Aussie Christmas...which means no snow...I picked this cute little stamp and made it into a Christmas tag.  I coloured her with Chrissie colours:

Skin: E00, E21, E11
Red: R46, R35, R22
Green: YG11, YG03
Yellow: Y06, Y02, Y00

Do you think I could wait for the glitter to, no no! I had to keep playing with it and so I smudged it a bit..oh well!  I wasnt sure how I would cut her out, so I decided to make her into a tag instead.  Just added some sticker strips and paper strips, a little bit of chip board and a green ribbon.
Didnt take me long, from start to finish it all fit into Nicholas' morning sleep.

Hope your Christmas present shopping is going well : )
If you make up something Chrismassy (without snow) why not link it up to our challenge.

Alicia xx

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Some Published Cards


Hi Blogging Friends,

I dont know about you, but I can feel the busyness of the season hyping up a bit.  I am starting to get a bit frantic about presents that I havent bought yet and the fact that I havent sent out my Chrissie cards.
No hand-made ones from me this year.  I am using the free ones that Becky Higgins has on her site here.  Just add a photo and print them out and you are done!  I am really hoping mine will be delivered from Big W online tomorrow then its just put them in envelopes and post them out.

This card above was published in the latest Stamping, Papercraft and Card making Mag as well as the second one from the bottom.  Featured on Pages 58 and 59 if you have the current issue.

The products are American Crafts - Amy Tangerine Sketchbook 
I LOVED these papers and embellishments.
I had a ball making these up for the mag and my fave of all is the very last card.

Card Publications

Card Publications

Card Publications

Card Publications

Card Publications

I have been using every spare minute I get when Nicholas is sleeping to work on my Project Life.
I have a few goals I would love to achieve by the end of this calendar year...
We will see how I go!

Love to you all,
Happy Christmas shopping!!
Alicia xx

Sunday, December 2, 2012

A spot of Colouring

Hi Blogging Friends,

My post for Mad for Markers this week is in between challenges so I took the opportunity to colour anything I wanted in any colours I wanted to!!  So I picked this beautiful Saturated Canary image and coloured away...check out that hair!!!!

Here are the colours I used:

Pinks - RV09, RV06,  RV04, RV02, 00, RV000
Hair - 100, C9, C7, C5

Two of my fave colour combos.

I'm off to catch up on blogging comments...

Have a great weekend xxxx

Alicia xxx