Saturday, December 31, 2011


Hello everyone...hope you had a wonderful Christmas and NewYear. It's hard to believe it's 2012!! Where did last year go??!! Hopefully this year will slow down a bit and take its time instead of flying by in a rush.

We have our first challenge for the year up and running at The Outlawz Copic/Promarker group. The theme this week is Monochromatic Vintage.

Here's my card:

I've used a freebie from Digital Two for Tuesday called Cameo. There's not much colouring on her so this was a fairly quick project :) The DPs are digital from StarSunflower Studio and have been layered in my MMS software, then printed onto 200gsm CS. The lacy oval is a free cut file from Monica's Creative Room, cut with my trusty KNK Maxx.  And I've made another flower :)  I really love this flower pattern and it's so easy to make...the petals were also cut with Maxx...and it's been liberally sprayed with Glimmer Mist :)

Copic Colours:

Thanks for looking.........have a wonderful day :)

CS:  Neenah Ivory, SU River Rock
DP:  Digi from StarSunflower Studio
Image:  Freebie from Digital Two for Tuesday
Colouring:  Copics
Other:  Lacy oval cut file from Monica's Creative Room, KNK Maxx, flower cut file, Scrapbooking Bitz pearl flourishes, Glimmer Mist, foam dots, Kaiser pearl, Old Paper distress ink

Friday, December 30, 2011

Miss Anya - January

Hello happy crafters...I'm in a very cheery mood because I'm on holidays...yay  We have a break over Christmas/New Year with our business and this year we are taking 3 weeks off!!!  I think we really need the rest. This year has been sooooo full-on!

It's Friday and that means a new challenge for our Copic/Promarker group at The Outlawz. This week we have something a bit different...and a freebie for you if you're interested :)  This is our regular Anything Goes challenge, which we run at the end of each month, but for the next 12 months we have an OPTIONAL make a calendar page! At the end of the 12 months you will have a completed 2013 calendar to either keep for yourself, or give as a gift....all done in time to give as a Christmas pressie next year. The calendar file is a freebie...created by me in My Memories Suite. The file and instructions are available at our if you'd like to play with this optional twist, hop on over and grab the file :)

Here's my first page:

This is another version of the calendar file that I made in MMS. I've used the 'January' from an MMS digi kit and layered the DP background in the program. I've then printed this onto SU Very Vanilla CS. The digi kit has all the month papers in different colours so I've made my pages for each month and used different colour backgrounds. The file prints out as half an A4 page.

I've used a gorgeous Miss Anya from The Greeting Farm, which I stamped while staying with my BFF Helen...thanks Helen...waving :)  I'm ashamed to say she's been sitting in my drawer for a loooong time, with her sisters, waiting to be coloured up :(  The image panel was then matted with SU Merely Mustard and adhered to the background page with repositionable glue so that it can be removed and recycled...can't bear the thoughts of having to throw her away when the calendar expires!!

I intend to either make another calendar for the following year and transfer the images over to the new one, or remove them and use them on other projects :)  Once finished the calendar will either be punched and bound for hanging or made into a desk calendar style.

The blank page:

And a CU of Miss Anya:

Copic Colours:
Missing numbers: B32 & BG01

Thanks for looking.....have a wonderful day :)
CS:  X-Press It blending card, SU merely Mustard & Very Vanilla
DP:  Digi from My Memories Suite
Stamp:  Miss Anya from The Greeting Farm
Colouring:  Copics, glitter pens
Other:  SU Crystal Effects, glaze pen

Friday, December 23, 2011

Recipe Folder


Happy Friday everyone...can you believe it's only 2 days 'til Christmas...yikes, where did the year go??!!  Christmas seems to be coming around faster and faster the older I get!

We have a new challenge for you at our Copic/Promarker group at The Outlawz. Our theme this week is FOOD, GLORIOUS FOOD :)  We all seem to be preoccupied with this subject at this time of the year LOL  By the end of the Christmas week we'll all be groaning and wondering how we fit all that food in!!  My DTeamies have created some amazing projects...hope you'll check them out and play along with us.

Only 2 challenges left to be in the draw for the awesome Pollycraft prize!!

This is a project I made a few years back for my BFF Helen. We saw the idea while on a scrapbook shop crawl, on one of my visits with her, so I came home and recreated it. The original cover had an image panel coloured with the ink pad & water brush technique (which BTW I'm HOPELESS at!!)...done waaaaaay before I found Copics and my colouring addiction. Every time I saw that panel post Copic colouring, I I decided to make a replacement :) The replacement panel is my project for our it is:

The images are from The Paper Shelter. I've grouped them together in my editing program, coloured with Copics then used dimensional glaze and glitter pens to highlight. The panel has then been matted onto SU Choc Chip and Old Olive to match the original panel colours.

The new look folder:

I've had to 'cheat' here and overlay one photo over the other as I don't have the folder...not perfect but it gives you the general idea :)

This is what the folder looked like when I made it:

Ummmm...I think the new panel might be a bit of an improvement lol

The folder laying out flat:

The flaps on either end overlap and have magnetic strips to hold them together...then the folder stands up like a desk calendar.

I made index pages from CS and laminated them. This is the inside...tabs for Starters, Mains, Desserts & Sweet Treats. The blank pages for the recipes are inside 8 x 8 page protectors so they can be wiped down if needed :)

Copic Colours for new panel:

Thanks for looking..........have a wonderful day :)

Friday, December 16, 2011

Owl Pocket Card

Hello everyone...I'm running late again :(  Seems to be the norm lately! It's time for a new challenge at our Copic/Promarker group at The Outlawz. Our theme this week is Celebration...a really easy one for this time of the year :)  Hope you'll come and play along with us...and don't forget we have a FABULOUS Pollycraft prize up for grabs when our December challenges finish.

Here's what I came up with for this theme:

I went with a birthday celebration theme. I think this may end up being sent to one of my nieces for her birthday in January. If I don't get organised before Christmas, her present ends up being late.

I've made a pocket fold card with a flat tag card insert for the greeting and a bookmark to slip in with it. The cute little owl (YES, another owl lol) is from Pink Cat Studio. I think they are my favourite owls out of all the ones I have :)  AND....ta dah...I've made a FLOWER!!!!  Are you proud of me or what Helen LOL My lovely friend Helen has been making these for a while now and I fell in love with them. Not bad for someone who was never fond of paper flowers! I've been going to have a go at one of these for ages...they are SOOOOO easy to make. I think I feel another addiction coming on :) If you'd like to see a FABULOUS tutorial, head on over to Helens' blog and you'll find a few different flowers to make with this method. My flower parts were cut with my trusty KNK Maxx as I don't have the necessary punches. The wording on the bookmark was created with the Word Art feature in My Memories Suite...which I'm absolutely LOVING!

Here's a close up of the Bookmark:

And one of the Pocket with the lovely flower:

Copic Colours:

Thanks for looking..........have a wonderful day :)
CS:  Neenah Classic Ivory, SU Soft Suede & Very Vanilla
DP:  Spice Cake from SU
Stamps:  Pink Cat Studio, Amy R sentiment
Colouring:  Copics
Other:  SU Crystal Effects, glaze pen, Kaiser rhinestones & pearl, SU border punch, Crop-a-dile for eyelets, ribbon from stash, CM corner rounder punch

Friday, December 9, 2011

Snowflake Fairy

Happy Friday everyone :)  Can't believe it's getting soooo close to Christmas! Only 2 more weeks to go...where has the year gone!?  Anyhow, on to why I'm here lol  Our Copic/Promarker challenge this week over at The Outlawz is....Non Traditional Christmas Colours. As much as I LOVE the red & green Christmas theme, it's nice to see something a bit different for a change, so come on over and check out my teamies amazing creations and play along with us this week :)


Here's what I came up with for my non-traditional colours:

And a front view:

I've used the gorgeous Lilybean Snowflake Kisses Fairy from Pollycraft.....isn't she beautiful! I LOVE the Lilybean series and have most of them in my collection. I've used them a lot as they are so versatile and can be used for almost any occasion. I only recently added this one to my collection (sssssh....don't tell hubby lol) as I thought she'd be perfect for this challenge theme :) I've removed her little dangly bits from the sleeves and her much as I love to fussy cut, they were waaaaay too fiddly for me!!

LOOK at all those embellies!!!!  I've outdone myself this time lol  I'm not good with adding stuff to my projects, so for me this is going a bit overboard! The little snowflake buttons have been in my stash for a couple of years, waiting for a suitable project. I don't really know why I got them as we don't have snow here, so a bit hard to put them to use! They've all been either glittered or sprayed with shimmer mist to give them lots of sparkle....shame it doesn't show in the photos :(  And Miss Lilybean has been blinged to within an inch of her life :)  Wings & 'fur' trim have been stickled and the points on her top & hat, plus the tips of her wings, have little rhinestones added.

Now to find someone to send this to who lives somewhere snowy :)

I'm entering this in the Pollycraft Christmas Fun challenge.

Copic Colours:
Missing numbers: BG10 & 15

Thanks for looking..........have a wonderful day :)
CS:  X-Press It blending card, SU Elegant Eggplant & Very Vanilla
DP:  Deck the Halls from 3 Bugs in a Rug
Stamp:  Lilybean Snowflake Kisses from Pollycraft
Colouring:  Copics
Other:  Computer generated wording, superfine glitter, shimmer mist, rhinestones, Diamond & Frosted lace Stickles, foam dots, CB embossing folder

Friday, December 2, 2011

Owl Christmas House's December already! That dreaded "C" word is nearly upon us!!! I can only hope I'm organised by the time it gets here!

Anyhow, enough waffling and onto the reason for my post....our new challenge at The Outlawz Copic/Promarker group is HOME. Can't wait to see how you interpret this one.  I've gone a bit outside the box with owl Christmas house :) Anyone who's been here before will probably know about my love of all things owlish lol  Here's my card:

Unfortunately this is a night photo so it's not the best...sorry! I'll try and replace it in a couple of days when I get a chance to take a daylight one. I'm going to be away for a few days so will see how I go when I get back.

The very cute image is from Pink Cat Studio and the background is all digi from various sources, layered in my new software program....My Memories Suite 3....which I'm LOVING...thanks Dana :)...then printed out onto photo paper. Thought I'd try this for a change instead of using the CS I normally print my papers onto. Looks great IRL...beautiful, deep, rich colour but a PITA to photograph...especially at night under artificial light!! And I think I should have tried matte as the semi gloss is a little bit shiny, otherwise I'm really happy with the result.

Copic Colours:
Missing # B00

Thanks for looking......have a wonderful day :)

Will come back and do this when I get back home :)


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