Holiday Creating

card2-2-110116What fun to have some time to craft with the school holidays here and Christmas over once again for another year!  I’m constantly amazed at people who can simply fit it ALL in!  Craft, work, family, craft!  I seem to run out of time, but then I also include my books – can’t go a day without reading 🙂

Today I thought I’d share one of the images I’ve coloured recently as well as a quick CAS card for a challenge.  My first card had me pulling out my Prismacolor pencils which have been gathering dust for at least a year, but are well and truly on my revival list.



I bought this gorgeous image from Mo’s Digital Pencil just the other day called Airborne and printed it on to a pencil friendly card stock and included a sentiment to save me adding it later (I can rarely get it straight if I stamp it after the fact).


My colouring is a little rusty, but I have to admit I had a fabulous time practising! I used Zest-It to blend, and because I used so many colours I put them away and so don’t have a list this time round.  The balloon colours were for the colour challenge on Splitcoast CC563.


Next is a very quick card for the CASology challenge – Simple!  I used stamps from my Scribble Scrabble Circle set and Distress Inks, but printed my sentiment to suit the challenge but also to give to my husband, either for Valentines or wedding anniversary.

Week 179 - Simple


Thanks for stopping by and I hope your New Year was fabulous!



Just starting!

I am in denial!  Christmas can’t seriously be so close!  Why is it that every year I tell myself to be prepared where Christmas cards are concerned and then never am?!?  Well all I can say is “whatever”, “what will be will be”.  At this point in time I have three cards completed…yay!  That means three VERY lucky people 🙂  So here they are..




I had to go bright, and I had to use my Inktense pencils.  Why you ask?…simply because I love them.  The backgrounds have been made using the Inktense blocks (I snuck that purchase a little while ago) and they make it soooo quick!



The pink and purple turned out great I think, but my favourite would have to be the blue and green, but then that might have something to do with blue being my favourite colour!  An orange one will be on the cards next!



Have a great week everyone.



Balloon .PNG file

Hi all on this fabulous Sunday!  We are back from a wonderful weekend in Melbourne exploring, drinking coffee and eating!  I’ve uploaded the balloon file as promised and would love to see what you create with it.  Anyone game enough be sure to add your link below and share 🙂




More Balloons

I think male cards are hard, and I think male cards for your son turning 23 even harder!  What do you create, or what sort of card do you even buy for that matter?!?  So I went with something easy, and I went with something I’d already created..a balloon, and times it by three!



I have already used this balloon on this post HERE, and another before, but this time I made it smaller and added a simple sentiment before printing.  I’ve once again used Inktense pencils, partly because they were still out from last week, but mostly because I love using them.  I did a quick cover over the background with the colour Chinese Ink, then coloured the balloons.


So what do you think…masculine enough?…old enough??  Oh well it’s too late now, the box is wrapped and the card attached!  I’ll add this balloon as a freebie soon for you to use, I just have a birthday to celebrate this weekend first!

Thanks for visiting!



Inktense Pencil Tin PDF

Hi all!  I’ve just completed a pdf printout to go into Inktense Pencil tins so you can quickly see where colours are, and where they go when you’re finished!  I’ve been wanting to do this for ages and finally finished it today 🙂  I really should be doing so many other things, but hey holidays are nearly over and life just gets crazy again doesn’t it?!?  You can find them HERE>>




I hope it comes in handy for those of you with these great pencils!  Enjoy!

For those of you waiting until I finally opened my shop with Sprinkles well it finally is, yay!  I still have plenty more to include.  It has been a much slower process than I would’ve liked so hope you can forgive my tardiness.  SprinkleBerry can be found at this address….SprinkleBerry..



Another Birthday

Another day, another wintery arctic blast, or so we’ve been told to expect!  Whatever the weather outside it’s perfect for a Saturday afternoon of card making!!

Nathan has a party to go to this afternoon so I’ve used the same balloon from my last card and made this one…


It’s very bright and bold, but I’m hoping perfect for an 11 year old boy 🙂  I’ve coloured it with Inktense pencils then matted on to black card then a textured white card stock.

I had another card that I printed out ages ago to colour so I finished this one off as well..


I’ve printed this image on smooth white card stock then coloured with Copic markers, adding a few highlights with pencils.  These images are from a digi set I’ll be releasing as soon as the new store is open..which isn’t far away now.

Have a wonderful afternoon whatever you may be doing!



Birthday Balloon

Hi all, I hope it’s warmer where you are than it is here!  We’ve had a week of frosts and fog until lunchtime and then not much sunshine from there…not nice at all, but it is wintertime!  It’s also school holidays here in Victoria and a great time to catch up on all those jobs that seem to get pushed to the side, but not a lot of that is happening here!

Today I had my Inktense pencils out once again because I just love how easy they are to work with, and I’ve coloured an image I created a couple of weeks ago to make a birthday card for a friend.



Using the pencils I coloured directly on to the watercolour paper then used my brush and water to spread the colour and shade.  I only used two colours and even those these pencils are beautifully bright and vibrant they can also be subtle if you draw the colour out and away from your image.


It’s time now to do a tidy up in my office and to get back to work (housework)!  Have a great day wherever you are 🙂



Inktense Digi

My long weekend proved very fruitful with the opportunity to play with my Inktense pencils once again….oh how I’ve missed them…and to see how a new set of dig’s I’ve created would turn out!


I chose two images from the set and resized them to fill a 10cm x 10cm square which then went on a final card size of 14.5cm x 14.5cm.

I matted my final image on a panel of black to make the gorgeous Inktense colours pop.


The colours I’ve used to create the scene are: Amber, Leaf Green, Nuetral Grey, Mallard Green, Sea Blue, Thistle, Deep Violet, Fuchsia.


Before printing out my image I was going to add a font script but decided on a simple freehand sentiment in it’s place 🙂

I hope your week is going well!



Copic Background

Hi, I hope if you’re having a long weekend like we are in Victoria, the weather is as gorgeous as it is here!  It is perfect Autumn weather, even though it’s hard to believe we are now in March and moving toward Easter.

I coloured this image weeks and weeks ago using Copics and created a background, which is something I never really do with Copics, but was inspired by a very talented lady called Sandy Allnock!


I’m hoping it looks as though she’s standing on a wooden floor with a wallpaper as a backdrop…well that was the intention!  I kept it light and added some shading with pastels after.


This sweet image is from Tiddly Inks, one of a few I now have to play with!

Enjoy a wonderful week ahead 🙂



Dogs Delight

card3_311214Here we are in the middle of the Christmas season and looking to the New Year….where did the months go!  I hope you all had a very blessed time with family and friends over Christmas, and have a special fun time planned for tonight!  We see in the New Year very quietly 🙂

It has been a long time between posts for me and I hope that the coming year will bring me more creative time because I’ve missed it.  It’s been a combination of so many things, starting a new job, closing one online store and setting up another (still in the process of!), but I’m finally seeing the end of the tunnel.

A few months ago now I made this card for a work colleague who was saying goodbye to a much loved member of their family, and only found the images on my camera this morning so I thought I would share.


I used a gorgeous image by Mo Manning and coloured with Copic markers.  I don’t have all the colours I used written down anywhere, but I will try to remember in the future to make a note.  It’s always a great help when I’m surfing on blogs to see what colours have been used!


A little bit of added shading using a black pastel pencil as well.  I love pencils but I love my Copics as well so the day I made this I had a blast pulling them out once again!



Just a bit of a close up.  As most of us are I’m still learning the art of colouring and shading, but love the playing!!  In the process of organising my office so that its a little more user friendly, but I hope to be back soon!