27 June 2012

Proud as a Peacock!

Whimsy Inspirations challenge this week is anything but a square and Anything Goes,  we know how much you all love an Anything goes challenge, but you just can't do square!

How fabulous is this Moon Cookie Gallery digi of a peacock.  I used mainly spica pens to colour the peacock and some copics to do the flowers.

Due to the super bright colours, I've kept the card design very simple with only the corner embellishments.  I'm really happy with how it looks.

The design team have some totally awesome creations to really give you some fabulous inspiration.  Check it all out at Whimsy Inspirations Challenge.

Have a wonderfully creative crafty day!

Kasey ~ in Oz

26 June 2012

2nd Entry for Copic Marker Europe's 1st Birthday

Yes, lots of posts from me today, I guess I'm finally getting finished after a flurry of colouring on the weekend!

Copic Marker Europe is turning 1 and they are having a month long celebration.  

See my earlier post using the Saturated Canary image drawn by Krista Smith.  Here is the gorgeously cute Wee Stamps image by Sylvia Zet.  She is such a darling.

Isn't she cute!  I decided that she said happy birthday all by herself with that fabulous cake and candle so I've left the sentiment off.

I've used two Cheery Lynne heart dies. and as I cut the image out, the little circles that Sylvia had drawn are now pearls!

Copics used here.
Skin:  E0000; E00; E01; E93
Hair:  E50; E11; E15
Jumpsuit:  R81; 83; 85 YR28
Cake: E51; 53 R81; 83; 85 Baby Pink spica
Balloon: RV000; RV00

Another entry for Make it Monday too!  -


Kasey ~ in Oz

Happy Birthday Copic Marker Europe!

Copic Marker Europe are celebrating their first birthday, and what a celebration.  They have two amazing images that have been especially created for their challenge.  Krista Smith from Saturated Canary and Sylvia Zet from Wee Stamps

Here is the first of my entires using the image designed by Krista Smith from Saturated Canary.

I'm also entering this into Make it Monday - Linky Party  


Kasey ~ in Oz

Covered Journal

Hello there, welcome to my new followers, I hope you find some inspiration while you're here.  I love reading that you've dropped by, so please leave me comments, I do try to respond to them.

On to my post....Mad for Markers has a month long challenge and for June we are asking you to do something different with your copic markers.  Anything but a card or layout.  

The design team has done some amazing projects which take you away from the norm so please go and check out all the fabulous ideas!  There are some pretty neat entries too, although we might have scared you all off as only a few brave souls have entered so far.

I got this Urban Lily journal in a bulk selection of items as a bonus for renewing a magazine subscription.  It was basically heavy chipboard with the internal pages in the ring binder.  Great idea but it sat around for some time until I needed to make something else for the M4M challenge this month.

 I really dug around in my stash and pulled out some things I've had for oh about 4 years.  this stitched paper is one of them!  The lace as well, then there were all the little pink rhinestones.  Well they were just waiting around for the right project!

 The image is a Some Odd Girl 'Royal'.  Isn't she divine?  She was such a joy to colour, I used soft violet shades for her and even her hair uses plum browns.

I've used some cotton lace around the edge and then added the metal filigree corners, I had to hold them down with pegs while the glue dried, but they held quite fast.  I LOVE this X-Press It gel glue.

You know what I think I'll use my journal for?  I'm going to keep track of my favourite copic colour combinations,  hints and tips, techniques and ideas so that I have a 'go to' book to help kickstart that mojo. 

Copics used for Royal 
Skin E0000, 00, 01
Dress: V91, 93, 95
Hair: E71, 74, 77 W 1, 3, 5

Royal is destined to be shown off at Make it Monday ~ Linky Party

Kasey ~ in Oz

25 June 2012

Wow ! Tripple wins at MIM

If you haven't found Make it Monday, then you really need to go check them out!

I am amazed this week because not only did my name come up as the commenter of the week, but......BOTH of my submissions were picked as top pics from the two of the DT girls.  Fairy Fae and my TeePee card.

I am so overwhelmed!  Thank you!

Kasey ~ in Oz

22 June 2012

It's as easy as 1, 2, 3!

Delicious Doodles has a very simple challenge this week to have one of something, then have two of something then three of something on your card.

I'd coloured this stunning Delicious Doodles Fairy Fae up in gorgeous purples, she has these pretty butterflies fluttering around her.  Isn't she just stunning?  Love her to bits.

 I have One silver charm

 Two die cut embellishments, the black strip on the side and
 the black corner pieces are one square cut in half diagonally 
(I hope that counts as one!)
(The other two is two types of gems. Black Pearls and Green Gems)

 Three textured papers the deep purple strip, 
the gorgeous pale lilac textured paper under the image which the dots embossed lavender cardstock layered on the black base.

This final picture show more of the sparkle of the spica pens, I love using these on my images they add such a beautiful sparkle.

Copics used for Fairy Fae are

Hair: V04, V06 & V09  Lavender and Clear spica pens
Skin: E50, E51, E53 & R20
Wings:  BV0000, BV00, BV02 Clear spica pen
Butterflies: E70, E74, B00, B02, B04, BG000, BG15 & G0 Turquoise, Pink and clear spica pens

Loved colouring this little beauty.  Hope you like her.

This card is being entered into

Delicious Doodles Challenges ~ #22  1,2,3 recipe

Make it Monday ~ Anything Goes

Hope you all have a fabulous crafty weekend!


Kasey ~ in Oz

20 June 2012

White on White and Whimsy

Welcome to my new followers, thank you for choosing my blog!  

OK on to this weeks Whimsy Inspirations Challenge, it's White on White!  Your image can be coloured, but that's the only thing, you'll see that using only white and texture really makes your image pop!

 I had fun with this, I've used a Livy Bo image called Flap Happy, she's just so chic.  Her flower is coloured in spica pens, silver, clear and red The rest is coloured in copics E50, 51 and 53 for her skin, E40, 43, 44, 49 for her hair, R27 46 for her headband and lips. A row of tiny pearls for her necklace and she'd finished.

It hasn't picked up so well in the photo, the back panel is a script stamp, stamped in versamark then dusted with Macro Pearls mica powder.  It shimmers beautifully. The next layer is dry embossed with a damask design, this has been sprayed with Champagne Shimmer Mist paint mixed with rubbing alcohol so it's also sparkly in a slightly different way to the mica powder.

I've then cut the Butterfly from my Whimsy butterfly die from Pearlised white card and then decided that the little holes would look great with rhinestones, and look I have a W!  LOL... I wonder if that was deliberate as it's a Whimsy die.  

I've also really gone to town with all my white Wild Orchid Crafts flowers.  I sponged a little bit of light gray over the edges of my layers to help define them better.  I've also used my Nestie ovals to frame the image and the sentiment.

Have fun with our White on White challenge, can't wait to see what you all come up with.

Kasey ~ in Oz

19 June 2012

Mad for Markers DT

Hi all, fabulous news to share, I'm the newest member of Sammi's team at Mad for Markers!  How fantastic is that?  AWESOME!

You may have seen my entry into this months challenge with my flower shoes.  Well now I'm here with a 3d item for you.

This amazingly is a card, I know, this challenge is supposed to be anything but a card, I also copic'd some of the flowers so I'm hoping that lets me off the hook!  Warning this post is quite photo heavy, perhaps you should grab a cuppa!

 Skin:  E50, 51, 53.  Hair:  E21, 33, 35, 51.  Shorts and headband:  BG000, 11, 15.  Shirt and shopping bags paper pieced. Turquoise spica pen

Skin:  E50, 51, 53 Dress socks flowers and bow:  V22, 25, 28  Hair: E11, 21, 31, 33 Clear and Black spica

 Skin:  E50, 51, 53. Hair: E40, 42. Top and skirt: B91, 95, 99.  Headband,bows, bag and boots R27, 29, 46 Gold and Lipstick Spica

I hope you're inspired to do your own off the page, 3d or other item to enter the Mad for Markers Anything but a card challenge this month.

You can restock your Copic Markers, Accessories and Stamps from Mad for Markers store.

I'm also entering this creation into Make it Monday 

Kasey ~ in Oz

13 June 2012

Buttons and Bows at Whimsy

Welcome to a new challenge at Whimsy Inspirations Challenge.  This week we bring you Buttons and Bows.  Here is what I made as my inspiration card.

I've used the Butterfly Bonus digi stamp that comes as a bonus when you purchase the new release Butterfly Border a StampArt Design by Kathryne.  You can find it here.

I've also used the new release butterfly papers from Michelle Roos design.  Love this paper!  My bonus butterfly has been printed 5 times, a tad smaller each time.  Don't you just love digi stamps!  I have to say I wasn't exactly a fan when they first came out, but wow, you can do some much with them.

My butterflies are coloured with copics.  BG000, BG15, B00, B02, B04, G000, E71 & E74.  Mint, Turquoise and Blue spica.

Hope you get out your buttons and bows this week and enter the challenge at Whimsy Inspirations.  

This card is also being entered at ...

Hand Stamped Sentiments ~ Peacock / bird photo inspiration.  I used peacock colours.

Craft your Passion ~ Anything Goes

Make it Monday ~ Anything Goes

Kasey ~ in Oz

11 June 2012

Soft and pretty Tilda

Hello Blends (blog friends), I hope your weekend has been fabulous.  Here in Oz we've had a long weekend for the Queen's Birthday.  I've spent some lovely time crafting away. 

A while ago, I won three beautiful Magnolia stamps from Yani and this is one of them.  This little Tilda is so super cute.  I've made great use of some of my lovely Wild Orchid Crafts flowers and created this spray using lots of different flowers.  I really love the way it turned out.  

I also picked up some beautiful metal embellishments when I got my flowers, I've added one here.  Once again, I haven't added a sentiment to my card, as I'm not sure what I want to use this one for yet.

Very few copics used here as I kept the colours soft and pretty and I'm so sorry but I didn't capture all the colours I'd used.  

This card is being entered into the following challenges...

Wild Orchid Crafts - Anything Goes
Magnolia-Licious Challenge - Inspiration photo
Make it Monday - Linky Party

Thanks for stopping in to see my little Tilda.

Kasey ~ in Oz

10 June 2012

Just Delicious!

I was Spotlighted! for Challenge #21 at Delicious Doodles this week!


Hey there, I have picked up some more of Teri's designs from Delicious Doodles.  She is an amazing artist and I liked this In the Harbour image as it works so well for masculine cards.  That's just what the challenge is at Delicious Doodles Challenges this week!

Yes, that's right there are real shells here, gonna have to hand deliver this one!
Here's a closer peek at the shells and the image.  There is a glossy finish on the windows on the little cabin and the top edge and front strip of each boat (no idea what the technical name is) The sand has a fine coating of sand spica and it has a beautiful sparkle just like real sand.

Hope you take the time to go and check out Teri's amazing art work, she has some gorgeous images and some that lean a little towards the dark side!

Digi Stamp:- In the Harbour from Delicious Doodles,
Stamp:- Afterthoughts from Stampin' Up!
Papers:  Nautical Expedition from SU!
CS:  Not Quite Navy from SU!
Bakers twine, metal shell, real shells, glossy accents
Copics:-  B0000, B21; B24; B29; R%22; R27; R35; R46; RY27; Y35; Y38; YG95; C1; C3; C5; E42; E43 Sand Spica.
Kasey ~ in Oz

09 June 2012

Sweet Baby!

UPDATE!   I made the top 3 in the Weekly Spotlight at Cheery Lynne Designs Challenge!  Wooooo Hoooooo.  Thank you DT at Cherry Lynne Designs


Hello, Welcome to my new followers, thank you for choosing to follow my blog.

Two posts in one day!  Not all that unusual for me when the mojo is bubbling away, and that's what is happening for me right now.  I had a commission from one of the girls at work for some Baby cards and this is what I did for her for the boy card she needed.

I just picked up the Heart to Heart set of dies from Cheery Lynne Designs and decided that it was perfect for this card.  I LOVE all the little cut out hearts you end up with.  I made 3 little 'faux brads' from them by adding a coat of crystal effects once they were glued into place.

This cute image is Cuddle Cloud Baby from Meljens Designs and it was too easy to colour up.  I think I'll do a girl card the same.  I don't usually double up, but this card turned out so lovely that I think I will make an exception.

This final photo shows the glimmer that I added by painting the white behind the hearts lace with smooch!  My camera never does shimmer or glitter well.  I also added some glitter by covering the stars on the image with Ice Stickles.  The hearts on the image were covered in Crystal Effects too so they shine.

Copics used.

B0000, B02, B04, C1, E0000, E00, E01  Baby Blue Spica

This little one is heading for the following challenges...

Meljen's Designs ~ Anything Goes
4 Crafty Chicks ~ Monochromatic
Cheery Lynne Designs ~ Make it Manly (I hope little boys count!)

Off the Page with Mad for Markers!

Sammi at Mad for Markers has inspired me to make this project with her fabulous shoes post and I loved her tips about using copics on the canvas shoes too.  Because of those tips (thank you Sammi), I decided to stamp onto the shoes and colour the images.  No fancy blending here, no sir-reee.  I used far less ink than Sammi did on her shoes.

The little canvas shoes are a sale item from KMart and cost me $4!  Got to be happy with that, if it doesn't work then I've not wasted too much money.  LOL

I stamped the shoes with Memento ink and used a couple of Stampin' Up! sets Simply Said and Merci.  Some of my stamping was a little soft so I used a multi liner to fix that.

OK, so you get the idea of what I'd done with the stamps.  

 My tip when colouring on canvas or fabric is to just dab the tip of your marker in the centre of the image first, then slowly dab around that first spot of colour to increase the amount of colour you have in the image, allow the ink time to seep into the fabric before you add the next spot closer to the lines.  Too much ink too close to the line and it will just seep out past your lines.

 Sammi was right about bleeding!  Another tip from me.  DON'T try to fix it with your 0 copic marker, it makes it a whole lot worse.  As you can see by the pink flower on the front of the shoe on the left.

 Hope you're inspired to try using your copics on some ordinary things, you've got all month to come up with something fabulous!  Please see Sammi's post as she lets you know some things NOT to use them on so you don't ruin the tips of your markers.

I'm entering this project into the following challenges

Mad For Markers - Off the Page

Make it Monday - Linky Party  -  Oh no, I broke the rules as this project isn't paper based. It had to be removed from MIM  "sigh"  Sorry Michelle!


Kasey ~ in Oz

07 June 2012

SGC Things with Wings!

Don't you just love crafting with images of Butterflies, Dragonflies, Fairies, Angels, Dragons, Birds and I'm sure you could add a few more creatures with wings.  The challenge this fortnight at Southern Girls Challenges is Things with Wings! I hope you have as much fun creating your cards for the challenge this week as I did.

I've used a fabulous image from Delicious Doodles, created by the very talented Teri, called 'Endless Love'  This was a joy to colour, Stunning art work and I just love the image.  Teri's work is gorgeous and she has some amazingly different images too if you're looking for something a little darker!

See that little strip of marbled paper?  I made that using the shaving cream technique.  The colours were all reflected in the image so it was perfect for this card.  I've also used some of my amazing Wild Orchid flowers that I just love and one of the metal filigree corners, a scallop border and some pearls.  Lots and lots of spica pen to make this shimmer and sparkle.

Here is a close up of the gorgeous image showing lots of spica pen giving it a glimmer that is amazing. 
 I also used the little dots to create a background surrounding the image, it seemed to fit this quite well.  I absolutely loved colouring this image.

I'm also entering this into the Make it Monday Linky Party

06 June 2012

Things with Wings at Whimsy!

Things with Wings at 

You don't have to use a whimsy image. It would be great if you did though, and it doesn't have to be a card. We welcome all paper projects.

Our Prize this week is

Dont' forget also...As well as a random winner being chosen each challenge one lucky player who has used a Whimsy Stamps image (rubber or digital) will have the opportunity to be a guest designer for a future challenge.  If you have used a whimsy Image and would like to be a future guest please add GDT to your name when entering, The guest designer will be able to choose a digi stamp of their choice from the store to create their guest card too!

Here is my card. Using 'I am Blue' by LiaStampz I just had to go yellow!  Too cute.  Hope you like this inspiration card. 

Remember anyone can enter our challenge and we don't mind you combining with other challenges either! Please Remember No more than 3 entries per challenge and all we ask is that you add a link in your blog post to tell your friends you entered the Whimsy Inspirations Challenge

There is more inspiration over at the Whimsy Inspirations Challenge site, so head on over and see what the fabulous design team has to show you.

Kasey ~ in Oz

03 June 2012

What is your favourite stamp?

Isn't that such a hard question to answer?  I have so many favourites and I swap and change my mind so often then a new image is released from one of my favourite artists and I've all of a sudden got another new favourite!  Sound familiar?

Sweet Stampin' Challenge is asking us to use our favourite stamp for their challenge this week.  The main sponsor this week is Letraset.  Wow a whole set of pens, I'd love to try these as I've hear a lot about them and seen them used on so many blogs.

This is still one of my favourites and I have such fun inking her up.

Lots used here on this card.  I had some pretty lilac floral velum in my stash and this seemed like the perfect card for it.  I've used a Marianne Creatables die and some Whimsy flourish dies in SU Concord Crush to provide some balance to the lighter SU Wisteria Wonder which perfectly matched the velum and the BV02 in her top.

The flowers are mostly Wild Orchid Crafts and some I've coloured with Copics.  I've not added a sentiment to this one yet as I think she can be used for several different occasions, so I'll figure that out when I want to use her.

Copics used, there's lots!

Skin:  E0000, E00 E01 R20
Hair:  R00, R01, R05, R22, R35, E21 & YR02 Orange spica
Clothes:  B91, 95, 97, BV0000, BV00, BV02, R27, YR31, YR12
Bucket and shoes: N1, N3, N5, N7
Roses: R22, R27, R29, R46, G14, G17
Seat:  E25 & E27 

Kasey ~ in Oz

02 June 2012

Whimsy new release

The Whimsy Digi stamps June new release is on at the Whimsy Inspirations Blog and we're having a 
blog hop!
We have lots of new images to share with you today created by Mooncookie Gallery, StampArt Design by Kathryne, Crissy Armstrong and Lia Stampz. All Whimsy Stamps digital images are 300dpi for high print quality.You can re-size, flip, or rotate to fit your own project.
  To find all of today's new releases please visit the Whimsy Stamps Store

Don't forget to leave comments along the way as there will be 2 mystery DT Members who will each be choosing a winner from the comments left on their hop posts! These winners will each win a Whimsy digi image of their choice.

The Grand Prize winner of the hop will be chosen from the very last stop, which is 
 Joann's   Blog

 This winner will receive 5 digital stamps of their choice from Whimsy stamps 
The hop will run for 1 week and end on Friday 8th June at 12 Noon EST, when the lucky winners will be announced at the Whimsy Inspirations Blog.

I've used fabulous new digi paper by Michelle R Designs with its gorgeous mint green and butterflies.  The image is the new Mooncookie Gallery Romantic Bouquet and I have coloured it using my copic markers and tons of spica pen.  The corners and butterfly are dies from Whimsy stamps.

Colours used
RV00; RV02; RV04.  YR12; YR31; V01; V04 and V06  Turquoise, Pink, Lavender and Lemon spica pens

Head on over to the Whimsy Inspirations Challenge Blog to start your hop and be in the running for some fabulous digi stamps.

Kasey ~ in Oz