Friday, 30 November 2012


This month's challenge at Ladybug Crafts is an easy one and one which is also seasonal as we head closer towards Christmas.

For this project I have used one of Mo Manning's Christmas digi stamps.  I think from memory there are several different images in this series.  I love all of them and have a couple and am still growing my collection of her digi stamps.

Medium:   Copics, Pencils, Glitters - various textures and colours, PVA glue - pearl - for faux pearls, black pen
Papers:    Craftwork papers, Silver mirri
Dies used:
Marianne and Spellbinders
Pearl brads, Pearls, Sentiment

Best wishes,
Challenges I'm entering this into 
Sweet Stamps - Cold and snowy
Oldie but a goodie - Let it snow
Flourishes - use gold or silver
Elke Kaart Een Feestje - Non Traditional Christmas colours
Copic Marker Europe - Christmas card
DP2Challenge - Favourite colour combo

Wednesday, 28 November 2012


This week's challenge at Paperplay is a colour challenge - Pink, Green and Cream.

I used one of Mo Manning's delightful digi images to create this card and whilst it is an image of a young girl in a Nurse outfit I like it as a Special for you card.


Medium:  Copics and Pencils, Black pen
Papers:    Craftwork Cards, Mirri card, can't remember details re: border paper

Dies used:
Leaf punches, Whimsey Stamp die
Various flowers, Faux brads, Ribbon and bow
Best wishes,
Challenges I'm entering this into 
Celebrate the Occasion - Thanks
Creative Card Crew - Anything goes
Deep Ocean Challenge - Pastel colours
Digital Tuesday - Girly
Tuesday Alchemy - Anything goes

Tuesday, 27 November 2012


I'm trying to sort the room I craft in again - I spend so much time organising and re-organising in the hope of keeping the room somewhere near tidy.  It's a NIGHTMARE!  

Today after making a Christmas tag for the Sweetpea Dt Inspiration Blog I felt really inspired to finish colouring these gorgeous images from, once again Mo's Digital Pencil.  I thought I'd have a go at making a Present Embellishment rather than a tag - the idea being that as more and more of us our giving our present in boxes rather than wrapping paper I would add an embellishment to the box which could be used again.

Not being organised enough to have a present ready for wrapping I have just placed the embellishment on a box lid to give an idea - although much more can be done with it when properly arranged and gifted.

Having finished this the kaos in the room is terrifing - Oh well guess will just have to start again but at least I have several storage draws sorted so it's just a case of putting the embellishments, ribbons etc etc back in the right storage bins/baskets.  The rest of the sorting and tidying will have to wait for another day - a girl could only do so much at a time without becoming totally overwhelmed and at least the rest of the house is looking good!

USED: Stamps - digital - Mo Manning

Copics, Sakura Star dust pen, Martha Stewart glitters, PVA pearl glue for faux pearls
Kay and Co value pack, Acetate, 

Dies used:
McGills Flower punches
Petaloo flowers, gem brads, clear gems,  Gem pins, Feathers (Recycling ribbon from candle, Diamante cirle - old earring.)

Best wishes,
Challenges I'm entering this into 
Bunny Zoe's Crafts - Winter
Card Mania - Pearls and swirls
Kreative Stempelfreunde - Christmas
Fashionista Challenge - Blue Christmas
MarkerPOPBlog... - Skin tones
DP2 Challenge - Don't be square

Sunday, 25 November 2012


Another week and another project to share with you.  This week I have used Teresa Sherman's Marina available here.

This is another image I coloured some time ago, well - three parts already coloured!

This week has been really difficult for me and I have battled with my depression so once again I am on the wire but hopefully I have managed to create something deserving of this beautifully stamp.

For more details check out my blog here.

Present Tag - idea for giving items such as PEARLS or Pampering Products.

Medium:   Copics, Sakura glitter pen, Gel Pens
Papers:    Fairyopolis paper pad, Silver mirri
Dies used:  Spellbinders, Marianne and Magnolia dies
Embellishments:  Feathers, gem brads, gem stones, flowers, flower brad, pearl ribbon

Best wishes,
Challenges I'm entering this into challenges
2 Sisters - Winter Wonderland
Allsorts - Bring on the bling
BasicGrey - A christmas tag
CMC Copic Challenge - Non traditional Christmas...
Craftyhazelnut's Christmas - For someone special
HidinginmyCraftroom - Christmas
Kraftin'KimmieStamps - Feeling Festive
PaperCreator'sCraft.. - All about Christmas

Saturday, 24 November 2012


Black Friday through Cyber Monday:

We have added an event calendar to our website to keep you informed on the latest happenings

Black Friday through Cyber Monday:
All rubber stamps 45% off
(except for ching chou kuik's Plate #232, Silent Woods, Silent Cry, Fall Woods Under the Pale Moon. Concetta Kilmer's Mr & Mrs Christmas Sweets and Elisabeth Bells Releasing Stars, Li'l Miss Polly and Li'l Peppermint Frolicking. Cushion, digi's and grab bags are also excluded)


during our black friday and cyber monday special:
Purchase $30 worth, 10 stamps (after any gift vouchers) of digi's get a $9 gift voucher for your next order (that is like getting 3 free on your next order.
More Digi's added, including some from Valarie Wade's Collection - NEW DIGI'S

Sunday, 18 November 2012

Mo's Ballerina

After colouring the two ballerina's today from Mo Manning and liking the result - and with a whole evening to fill - left on my own whilst my Husband has gone out to a Works Do I felt quite inspired to colour this Ballerina stamp from Mo - have had it a while now but not coloured it yet.

For this project I used the same colours and design pad as for the previous Ballerina post but focus on the red and green's.  

I also used several more of the flowers I made earlier.

Unfortunately, the glitter pen does not show up on this photo be it has been used as a highlighter on the tutu.

Copic colours used:  
skin:            E53, 50, 51, 000, 0000
blush:          R20
hair:             E44, 43, 42, 40
clothing:      YG97, 93, 91
slippers:      YG97, 93, 91
shadows:    W8, 6, 4, 3
other bits:   Promarkers:  Antique Pink, Crimson, Burgundy, Sukura - Stardust pen

Medium:  Copics, Sukura - stardust glitter pen, black pen
Papers:   Can't remember name of paper pad, plus gold mirri cardstock

Dies used:
McGills Flower punches, Magnolia flower die, Spellbinder and Marianne flower dies, Martha Stewart leaf punch
Various flowers, pearls, ribbon and bow
Best wishes,
Challenges I'm entering this into
Dream Valley challenges - Anything goes
PanPastel Uk Challenge - Red and Green
Lady Anne's Challenge - Anything goes and sentiment
InThePink - Punches and/or dies
SimplyCreate.... - use your stash


I haven't been crafting much lately due to other things taking priority but today after pulling a muscle in my leg I decided to take it easy and use the time to do a bit of colouring.  Having seen this new image from Mo Manning called LIL Ballerina I felt really inspired and remembered the other image from Mo that was on my wishlist (Fifi) and thought the two would work well together.

With no pressure and all the time in the world - felt more comfortable with the colouring on this image.

Started this post Friday when coloured image - now Sunday and I am itching to make a card with this image thinking of spending some time making some flowers first - we'll see!  

Did you spot the handmade flowers!  Plenty left over for another time!

Unfortunately, the glitter pen does not show up on this photo be it has been used as a highlighter on the tutu's.


Colours used:  
skin:            E40, 50, 51, 000, 0000
blush:          R20
hair:             E44, 43, 42, 40
clothing:      RV99, 95, 93, 91, YG97, 93, 91
slippers:     W3, 1, 00
shadows:    W8, 6, 4, 3
other bits:   Promarkers:  Antique Pink, Crimson, Burgundy, Sukura - Stardust pen

Medium:  Copics, Promarkers, Surkura pen - Stardust, black pen
Papers:   Can't remember plus gold mirri cardstock

Dies used:
Marianne flower dies, Martha Stewart leaf punch, Spellbinders flower die, McGills Flower punch
Various flowers, pearl brads, metal brad, faux brads, sentiment

Best wishes,
Challenges I'm entering this into 
Challenges4Everybody - Anything goes
Glitter n Sparkle Challenge - Layers
The Squirrel and the Fox - Anything goes
Crafty Catz Challenge - Let's have a sparkle
Daring Cardmakers - Just because

Saturday, 17 November 2012


Today is my Youngest Brother's Wedding but due to ill health I'm not able to make it.  To stop me dwelling on what I am missing I have tried to immerse myself in making this card for Sweetpea.  I have one image almost finished but decided to make a card from scratch so I stamped out a couple of images I fancied working with.  This was one of them and the one I decided to use first.

This stamp is from the Artist Conie Fong and is called SALLY WITH SNOWBALL and is available here.  

This time I chose the papers before colouring - tones of Purple.  After colouring I couldn't decide whether to use glitter or some other bits and pieces to enhance the fur on the little girl's clothes.  Mica won the battle over glitter but in my eagerness I managed to flatten the effect but hopefully it still works!


Medium:    Copics, Sukura glitter pen Silver and Stardust, Mica flakes, PVA glue, glammour        
                   dust glitter
Papers:      Papermania capsule collection, Black cardstock, White Cardstock

Dies used:
Marianne Christmas tree and border, Magnolia snowflake and Mistletoe, Die-namics spiral flower, Memory Box snowflake border and tulips, Frame die

Various flowers, pearl, various clear gems

Best wishes,
Challenges I'm entering this into 
Crafty Calender Challenge - Wrap up warm Winter
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas - Christmas - something 6 months old or more (Dies, flowers and papers)
Dynamic Duos - use two colours
Little Claire's Design - Christmas
One Stop Craft Challenge - Monochromatic

Monday, 12 November 2012


Sorry just managed to get my post done in time.  Got carried away with spring cleaning - I know in November!  Just spent the last three days sorting the Kitchen and Living Room, moving everything around and revamping - poor man's decorating!!!  My back is killing me but I'm loving surveying my hard work and loving the new look!!  Have to admit I am quite an addict and would rather move things around than throw anything away!

This week is Variation Week at Sweetpea stamps and we have all been given ANNA MARIA'S MYSERY to work with.  For those wanting to purchase this stamps it's available here and can also be purchased as a plate of four stamps.

For more details check out my blog here.


Medium:    Copics, PVA glue for faux pearls, Black pen
Papers:     Fairyopolis papers, Gold mirri
Die Cuts:  Leaf punches, Epoxy circle punch
Embellishments:  Ribbon and bow, gem brads, Petaloo flower, Epoxy Sticker,
Best wishes,
Challenges I'm entering this into 
CardsbyLadyAnne - Anything goes
CreativestampFriends - Favourite colours (Blue-green's)
CraftyCardmarkers - morethanonepunch
MakeitMonday - Anything goes
Prettylittleribbon - diecuts/punches

Tuesday, 6 November 2012


Two's posts today - how about that!

 Once again another coloured image rescued from my unfinished pile.  This is another one of the talented Mo Mannings digi stamps.


Medium:   Copics, Pencils, White pen
Papers:    Craftwork cards, Black and Silver Mirri (my current staple product)

Dies used:   Martha Stewart leaf punch
Embellishments:  Various brads and flowers, butterflies

Best wishes,
Challenges I'm entering this into 
OSAAT- Anything goes
Lessismore - Pink
ForeverFriends - Anything goes
MakeitMonday - Anything goes
ThepinkElephant.... - favourite colouring medium


Another image rescued from my unfinished pile.  This is a gorgeous digi stamp from Mo's Digital Pencil.

I went through a period in the summer of Monochromo colouring and adding an additional colour using pencils.   I really like this style, so clean and fresh!

Copics, Pencils, Stickles glitter glue, Sukura glitter pen, Black pen

Docrafts CD Rom (Capsule Collection), blue - Craftwork Crafts, black polka dot - digital (forgot)

Dies used:
Magnolia flower die, Martha Stewart leaf punch, McGills flower punch

Ribbon and bow, Mesh butterflies, faux brads, flower brad, pearl brads

Best wishes,
Challenges I'm entering this into 
LadyAnne'sChallenge - Anything goes
Challenge4Everybody - Always anything goes
KaboodleDoodlesChallenge - Anything goes
Lexi'sCreations - Birthday
Prettylittleribbons - Diecuts and punches

Monday, 5 November 2012


UPDATED !We have 13 pages of stamps for only $2. These are overstocked stamps, once they run low we will put them back to regular prices. In the event we run out of a stamp(s)  when you order, we will refund you accordingly. This is for instock only stamps, so order early!

We have 3 grab bags we are offering:
5 unmounteds for $8
10 unmounteds for $14
15 unmounteds for $18
Grab bags available for a limited time.
(overseas grab bags are regular shipping)

Sunday, 4 November 2012


What a close shave!  Got my week's completely confused and created a card for next week and not this week.  Luckily I had an image coloured but couldn't find the right papers etc to get inspired to complete it.  Having disregarded my previous attempt I found another image I'd coloured and not used which seemed to work ok with what I had just done.  Hope you think so!

I used TERRA BIDLESPACHER'S HONEY from Sweetpea available as either a single stamp or as a plate Sheet 11, Plate 210.


Copics, Pencils, Sukura glitter pen
Craftwork cards, Silver mirri
Ribbon bows, Die cut square heart, flowers, brads

Best wishes,
Challenges I'm entering this into 
CatchtheBugChallenge - Anything goes
CMC Copic Challenge - twist of orange
MySheriCRAFTS - Fall
CardMakinMamas - Anything goes
Clearlyistamps - critters