29 December 2012

2012 in review - October, November & December

Final review post, it has been fun to look back on my work for the year, I can see where life got in the way and my posts were few in some months.  That's just the way it goes some times, I'm sure you will agree.


This was me getting myself all confused, I was so distracted with the gorgeous images at the Paper Shelter that I forgot what the challenge theme was!  I printed this image on A4 paper and extended the wall on both edges and made the sign for my granddaughters room.  Except it was an Animal theme and so I added in the butterflies.

Then I also did this which is from Teri at Delicious Doodles, this one Malice, is a cross between Zena Warrior princess and a vixen.


This little cutie is the adorable Marci from La La Land and she's a fabulous old fashioned girl.

I really enjoyed going back to making a non copic card and came up with this one, a favourite technique of mine to watercolour flowers.  I have also done a fair few cards where I alter the dies by cutting two or four and extending them.  Like here with the rectangle Marianne die made into a square.


Last by not least is December, now not a lot of creating has gone on this month.  This Make it Crafty image was just perfect for an Aussie Christmas.

Thank you for taking my little trip down memory lane.  All the very best for 2013.


Kasey ~ in Oz

28 December 2012

2012 in review - July, August & September

Hello again, thanks for taking this little look back at my crafting year with me.  I hope you're enjoying it as much as I am.

Here we are at July, and this is an experiment in making my own backgrounds.  LOVE IT!  It totally suited Mod Marci.

Another gorgeous Delicious Doodles image and more playing around with adding texture to hair.  This one also uses some hand made paper die cut I've also used the spritz on the large rose. 


August saw the release of these cute little fairies at La La Land, just had to get all of them!  Don't you just love her blue-green hair?


This little Claire image just needed black and white.  Love the elegant look it has.  This was for a Southern Girls DT inspiration card.

That's July, August and September done and tomorrow till be the final post to show my favourites for October, November and December.


Kasey ~ in Oz

27 December 2012

2012 in review - April, May & June

Scheduling posts and hoping for the best.  Here are my top pics for April, May and June.  Once again, choosing one was too hard!


This little cutie Birgitta from CC Designs was an image supplied with a copic colouring class I took with Mandi-Lee at Copic Me.   Love how she turned out.  Thanks for the tips Mandi.

Then of course no review would be complete without a Tilda or two!  This one was trying out some colouring techniques I'd learnt from a tutorial on Copic Marker Europe site.


Around May, I also came across the Fabulous images from Zoe at Make it Crafty.  Oh my!, this was my first attempt at all that hair, I coloured Aleisha and went with a purple theme.  I really like the pale blonde.

Then of course another SC image 'Glinda' had to be coloured in and this one was just for the sheer joy of creating.


I just love the way this little baby card turned out.  It's a Meljens Designs image cuddle cloud baby.  So cute!

Then Delicious Doodles images came to my attention and I fell in love!  I've also been supremely lucky to have gained a spot on Teri's design team.  I experimented with different hair colours and love, love, love this one.

 OK so tomorrow will feature July, August and September.  Thanks for checking out my review and I urge you to do it yourself, it's fun looking back on what you have created.

Kasey ~ in Oz

26 December 2012

2012 in review

Hi blog friends, I hope you are enjoying the festive season and for those of your who do celebrate Christmas, I hope you got what you wished for.

I thought I'd take a look back at my creativity of 2012, I was quite surprised when I did take that look back and some months were extremely difficult to only choose one favourite, so there are a few where there is more than one project shown.

I'll post these over the next few days as the posts might be a bit long to be all in one.

Starting with January 2012.

Sweet Pea Fairy post was one that I was pretty darn proud of, still relatively new to colouring with Copics and this one I could see my shading had improved, and this was a pretty good attempt at black hair.

 Also in January, I ventured out to do some scrap pages and this one called Cherub was of my granddaughter at her 2nd birthday party.


In February, I came across the very talented Krista Smith's work over at Saturated Canary and was very lucky to pick up this little one as a freebie, Thank you Krista for your generousity.  Needless to say, I was hooked on her digis!  I think you'll see a few among my favourites in the next few days as I review my crafting year.


Then in March, after I'd been shopping for digi images, a couple more SC images appeared on my blog.  This one was to celebrate being selected to join the Southern Girls Design Team.  The fabulous Gypsy dancer and I was so pleased with how her hair turned out.

I had to include Whispy as well 'All Soft and Feminine', isn't she gorgeous?

So as you can see February and March turned out to be Saturated Canary months!


Hope you're enjoying your festive season, I'll be back tomorrow with April, May and June.


Kasey ~ in Oz

23 December 2012

We Wish you a Merry Christmas!

How cute are these carol singers from the Paper Shelter?  This card is one that I gave to my Mum for her to give to my aunt.

Here is a closer view of the image, I put all the Copic markers away then realised that I hadn't written down the colours used!  

Don't you just love the Memory Box die, I added heaps of bling to really make it sparkle, it's been sprayed with a mica spray as well and has a lovely shimmer that the camera just doesn't pick up.

My lovely carol singers are being entered into the following challenges.

Anything Goes  - Traditional Colours  (red and white)
Wags n Whiskers - Anything Goes
The Paper Shelter - Anything Goes

Merry Christmas!

Kasey ~ in Oz

Crafty Chicks challenge

Hello everyone, gosh this is such a busy time of year, I've not been too active blogwise, my apologies, I have however made just a few Christmas cards and will post a few today.   I'll do separate posts as I want to link up to a few different challenges and (speaking from experience) it really is easier for the DT when commenting if they're not all in one post.

The fabulous girls at 4 Crafty Chicks gave me the opportunity to guest for them in March and April of this year, I had a fantastic time with them.  I'd like to enter this card in their current challenge, Make your own patterned paper.

I've been playing with my Lindy's Stamp Gang sprays again and came up with this gorgeous blue and silver paper, then I embossed it to create the texture and Love the way it turned out.  Almost no stamping here!  I used watercolour paper as it soaks up the sprays brilliantly.

It was really nice to create using different supplies from what I have recently been using and I find the pre done stickers are perfect for adding some bling and shine to Christmas cards.  You'll see some more in my other posts.

Merry Christmas to you all.

Kasey ~ in Oz

18 December 2012

Aussie Christmas @ Mad for Markers

Hey there and a big Aussie Hello to you all, it's Kasey here with another inspiration card for you for the Mad for Markers monthly challenge.

It's all about an Aussie Christmas this month, as you know, it's summer here for us at Christmas time so we'd like you to create a project using your Copic Markers that fits the Summer Christmas theme.

 I've used a fabulous image from Make it Crafty, this Aussie Santa has his akubra hat on, his thongs and singlet and shorts and of course you can't forget the shades.  I used glossy accents on them and put some sparkle in his beard too!

I kept the card fairly clean and simple as it will go to a family where the boys outnumber the girls!

As you may be aware, Sammi is closing Mad for Markers Online store, she's got a sale on to clear her remaining stock.

Wishing you a fabulous Christmas!


Kasey ~ in Oz

14 December 2012

Anything but a card @ Delicious Doodles this week

Hi everyone,

Are you ready for Christmas, well it's nearly here so get a move on!

I'm posting my DT inspiration project for Delicious Doodles Anything but a card.  Now I'm not big on doing 3d items, not sure why.  I do like playing around with smash books though!

This is Fern the Forest Fairy and she's gorgeous.  I loved colouring her.  I've put her in my copic smash book, this is where I put my favourite colour combos so I can have an easy reference.

Here is a close up for you.  I love her green eyes.

Come join us this week with your projects Anything but a card!

Kasey ~ in Oz

11 December 2012

No card today, just some sad news

Hi everyone, I'm sorry I have no card for you today, just some sad news.

Sammi is closing her virtual doors at Mad for Markers.  We hope this is only temporary while she has other demands on her time.  The Mad for Markers Monthly Challenge blog will remain open and operating, Sammi has also decided to keep the Store blog open for inspiration.

Sammi is holding a sale to reduce her stock holdings and is offering fabulous prices.  Open to Australian and New Zealand customers only.

Thanks for dropping by today.

Kasey ~ in Oz

04 December 2012

Not just any Christmas challenge though, it's an Aussie Christmas at Mad for Markers!  Here in the southern Hemisphere, we don't get snow or cold in December, so we don't want to see cold weather on your Christmas cards, no snow, no snowflakes, no frosty scenes.

Here is another one in the making from me.  Sorry life just seems to be getting in the way around here.

That still leaves lots of sparkle and glitter and bright Christmassy colours.  I've used Christmas Present Luka and he's coloured with my beloved copic markers.  I've used Ranger Ice stickles on his santa hat, it has a lovely shine and shimmer without being too glittery.

Here is a pic of the colours used.

I hope you find time to colour up an Aussie Christmas entry and join us for this month's challenge.

Kasey ~ in Oz