Monday, 18 November 2013

Image Candles

I Thought I would have a play with some candles this week, I am pretty happy with the snowman and the candy can, however the ladybug one I probably should have stamped in black ink rather than the no lines affect as it looks a little pale. Super easy and super fun though, although colouring and blending was not as easy as colouring on blending cardstock.

Anyway, let me know what you think :-)
Candy cane stamp is from Magnolia, and the sentiment is from Unity Stamp Company.
Coloured with Copic Markers and Stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.

Copic Markers Used
R27, R29, G14, G07, G46

Snowman Stamp is from Gorjuss, image is coloured with Copic Markers and a Uniball White gel pen.

Copic Markers Used
YR02, YR04, B00, B02, Y00

Ladybug girl stamp is from CC Designs, purchased from Craft-a-Lot, it was stamped using Memento Desert Sand. It was coloured using Copic Markers and a Copic Multiliner. I have also added Kindyglitz to the wings and antlers.

Copic Markers Used

Dress - R24, R27, R29
Skin - E000, E00, E11, E04, R20
Ladybug - R89
Hair - E70, E71, E74

Copic Markers Purchased from Craft-a-Lot and Forever Markers.

Candles will be available for sale on my Facebook page, see link at top of screen.

Thanks for stopping by,


Saturday, 16 November 2013

A very sad card :-(

Approximately 6 weeks ago, our neighbour (and also one of my sons preschool teachers), her husband was diagnosed with cancer, it was a very aggressive cancer, and unfortunately even though he gave a hell of a fight.. he lost his life on Tuesday night :-(

I made a card to give to his family, a beautiful lady, and 2 young daughters in their early 20s.. such a hard card to make, even worse when you know the people you are making it for :-(

For this card I have used

Hampton Art Friends Clear Stamps
Sullivans Clear stamps Item No. 45809
Tim Holtz Embosiing Ink Pad
Embossing buddy
Zing - Silver emobossing powder
X-press it blending cardstock
x-press it double sided tape
Cherry Ribbon - double face French satin 10mm
Whimsy Farm Twine - Bella
Fiskars Scissors
Kmart Cardstock
Kaisercraft Cardstock- Ballet
Kaisercraft Cardstock - White

For the flowers I have coloured them using Copic Markers purchased from Craft-a-lot and Forever Markers

Copic Markers Used

R81, R83, R85, BG10

Birthday Lucy Card

Ahh can't believe I am playing blog catch up again hahah. But yes here I am :-)

This card was made a week or so ago but I haven't had a chance to get on here to blog


For this card I have used

Amy R Stamps - Circus Sentiments
X-Press it Blending Cardstock
X-Press it Double Sided Tape
Whimsy Farm Twine - Bella
Crafter's Choice - Cherish Paper Pack
Simplicity - 3/8" Daisy Chain

Image was coloured using Copic Markers purchased from Craft-a-Lot and Forever Markers

Copic Markers Used

Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, E04, R20
Hair - E50, E53, E43, E13, E57
Dress/Shoes/Hat - RV13, RV14
Presents - RV04, RV06, V22, V25
                 RV21, RV32, W0
                 YR000, YR15, YR16, R14, R24
Ground - W1
0 Blender
Spica Pens 04 Orange, 14 Blossom

Thanks for stopping by,

Deni x

Tuesday, 5 November 2013

Let it snow Gorjuss


Since losing my mojo recently I have been doing a lot of shopping to get it back including lost of new stamps and dies hahah. My friends who I buy from don't seem to mind.. But unfortunately my bank balance is starting to suffer.. Not sure why lol.
I haven't been very up to date with all my hauls but I'm sure u don't really want to see how much I've been spending :-). Anyway, it's been a busy day today and I have a bad headache but with glasses on I seem to be getting through, don't have much choice when hubby is still at work. It is 6.30pm here and he isn't home yet, so it's just me and the boys. 

Today I have just finished a gorgeous Christmas card using a stamp from Little Gorjuss called The Snowman from the Gorjuss winter collection 1, you can purchase this stamp set here.

This is the first time using these stamps, they were given to me from my friend over at Craft a Lot

For this card I have used

Cardstock from American Crafts
Papers from a Christmas paper stack I had (unknown source)
Cricut Cuttlebug
Cherry ribbon - 10mm satin double face white ribbon
Fiskars scissors
Fiskars stamp press
Heat gun
Tim holtz - embossing pad
Stampendous - frantage embossing powder (shabby white)
Martha stewart - holly punch
Spellbinders - foliage dies
Mont marte ultra soft pencils 
Art spectrum odorless solvent
Royal langnickel artist sponge

I am on the iPad this afternoon, but will come back and add all the links at a later time. 

Catch ya, 

Deni x

Saturday, 2 November 2013


Late night post while I can't sleep :-(

Not sure where my mojo is lately but it seems to be hiding. I am also hating my digi stamps at the moment, and since I sold most of my rubber stamps, I am now trying to build them all back up again. Not sure what's going on there... 

It's a bit heart breaking knowing how much I have spent on my digis, maybe it's just a temporary thing, I'm not sure but I am really struggling at the moment. 

I created a card yesterday which I will post up soon, but not as many cards as I normally make once I start. 

Let's do a life update instead lol. 

Hubby bought himself a new car tonight, a vk Brock commodore, it's a very nice car, needs a few bits and pieces done to it but it's in good condition for its age (it will be 30 next year). He was very excited about it which is great. We still have the car yard cars Each also, this is more a toy for him to drive on days off if we go for a nice drive somewhere etc. See what happens lol. 

Not much happening with me, just the normal cooking, cleaning, running around, all the normal mum things I guess. 

For those of you who have asked how my mum is doing, she is doing well, she finished her radiation treatment a week or so ago now, so just have to wait for her blistering to heal so she can feel a bit normal. She will have check ups and more tests in 6 months when all the scar tissue etc has gone down. But til then it's a waiting game. Her and my dad have just gone away for a few days to get a break from everything which is nice. 

My 5 year old starts his kindergarten orientation this week, he is pretty excited, it's only an hour and a half once a week, just to get them ready for starting school next year. I cannot believe how quickly this has gone, my baby is growing up :-( 

My almost 10 year old is doing all the teenage (yes a bit early I know) things at the moment which is driving me crazy. I am over the back chat etc. Only hope it doesn't last too much longer lol. The boys have their nice brotherly moments but it never lasts long lol. 

Omg, I did something really stupid this week and locked my keys in the boot of my car and we only have one set of keys! What a nightmare! Hubby tried the good old wire trick for an hour and a half finally popped  the glove box (there is a button for the boot in there) and pushed the button but the boot wouldn't pop :-( next was he decided breaking a window was our next cheapest option, he used a sledge hammer and the bloody thing wouldn't smash lol. Could not believe it I tell ya! Lol. Finally we decided to ring a locksmith, cost a bit but he got the doors opened, then I had to climb through the back seat put the seats down and into the boot to find the keys. Lol. What a night! :-( 

Well it is 11.42pm on a Saturday night here in Sydney, Australia so I guess I Chou,do probably try and get some sleep. 

Night all x