Sunday, April 28, 2013

Gifty Gwen is ready to party.

Have you ever visited the Some Odd Girl Community there are some fantastic, creative and talented people there.  They also have some fantastic challenges and inspiration ideas.  One challenge they are running at the moment is
Odd Idol

I made this card to enter in the challenge

It uses SOG Gifty Gwen coloured with these copics:
Skin E11, E00, E000, R20.
Hair E53, E51, E50.
Dress and shoes BG18, BG15, BG13, B000, B0000
Jacket R85, R83, R81.
Present RV02, RV00, RV000, Y15, Y13, Y11.
Sentiment is from Baker Mae
Paper is My Girl from My Mind's Eye
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Thursday, April 25, 2013

Autumn Kaylee

This month over at Mad for Markers our challenge is an Autumn tones photo inspiration

My card uses Kaylee's closet from Some Odd Girl.  I don't usually colour with Autumn tones but I do love this hair colour and will no doubt be using it more often.

Kaylee is coloured with these copics:
Hair E08, E09, E19, E29
Skin E000, E00, E11, R20
Dress YR12, YR15, YR18 and Gold Spica
Shoes E29, E27, E25
Shadows BV0000, BV00
Paper: A Walk in the Park - Echo Park
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Anzac Biscuits

I thought I'd share with you our Anzac biscuit recipe.  We make them for Anzac day every year as our way of remembering the men and women who have served our country. (We do make them at other times too).

(taken from The Central Cookery Book)
130g butter
1tbsp golden syrup
1c flour
pinch salt
1c coconut
1c sugar
1c rolled oats
2tsp bicarb soda
2tbsp boiling water
6 drops of vanilla

Preheat oven to 160oC.
Line biscuit trays with baking paper. 
Melt butter and golden syrup. 
Sift flour and salt.
Add sugar, coconut, rolled oats.
Dissolve bicarb in boiling water and add vanilla. 
Mix all ingredients together and mix well.
Roll into small balls and place on baking tray (allow room as biscuits will spread)
Bake in the oven for 10 mins
Allow to rest on the tray for 1/2 minute before lifting off to cool on a cake cooler.

I am not 100 percent happy with this recipe so I have found a few more ANZAC biscuit recipes I would like to try including this one I found at The Australian War Memorial Website it features an original recipe provided by Bob Lawson, an ANZAC present at the Gallipoli landing.

The Ode
They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.

To all those who have served and are serving our country thank you.
For more information on Anzac day you can look here.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Chasing purple butterflies

I saw the purple and green challenge over at Wild Orchid Challenge and thought I'd combine it with the anything goes Saturated Canary challenge.  I rarely use green and embellishing is really not my strong point, but here is what I created:

I used the digi Chasing Butterflies from Saturated Canary she is coloured with these copics:
V17, V15, V12, V09.
YG06, YG03, YG00,
C7, C5, C3, C2, C1
E35, E33, E31, E11, E00, E000,
R20, RV02
I used these products from Wild Orchid Crafts:
Vintage Seam Binding Ribbon Lilac
Lavender open roses 15mm
2 tone lilac tea roses 25mm
Lilac closed rose buds
Lilac semi open roses
Paper is La Di Da Collection from Kaisercraft.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Autumn Forest Friend Fairy

The theme over at Mad for Markers Challenge this month is an Autumn leaves photo inspiration.
Here is my card for this month.  I don't know what happened with the layout of this next Autumn card will be much better..I hope.

I used Some Odd Girl digi - Forest Friend Fairy I think she is super cute but I am not a big fan of Autumn colours.  She is coloured with these copics (I forgot to write these down when I coloured her, so I am guessing I used-
Skin - E11, E00, E000, R20,
Clothes and wings YR18, YR15, YR12, YR00 and most likely E31, E25, E19
Bird Y15, Y13, Y11
Hair E33,E25, E19, E08, E09 (I think)
We'd love it if you joined in our April Challenge over at Mad for Markers

Friday, April 5, 2013

Monster birthday

I made this card for a friend of ours who turned 9, his name just happens to be the same as this monster.   I think it is simple but cute and funny. 
I used a
Digi stamp - Monster Chris from A Day for Daisies
I added the spots and coloured with copics:
B05, B02, B00, B000, B0000, YG06, YG03, YG00, C3, C2, C1
The font is smiley monster
I am entering this card into There She Goes 201 - Masculine challenge
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Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Anya Styles like Carrie

I have been looking at Anya Styles rubber stamp for a while (waiting to get the chance to colour her) and she reminds me of Carrie from the Carrie Diaries.  I love fashion so maybe that is why I like Carrie Diaries so much...her clothes are fabulous for the 80's.

I thought I would colour Anya up and put her on a card in 80's style. 

For my card I used the stamp by The Greeting Farm Anya Styles, coloured with these copics:
Skirt and bow - RV04, RV02, RV00, RV000
Shirt, boots and bag - C9, C7, C5, C3, C2
Skin E11, E00, E000, R20
Hair E53, E51, E50
Shadows BV0000

I am entering this card in the Farm Fresh Friday embossing challenge over at Splendid Stamping with The Greeting Farm.  My black card has been embossed with a dots embossing folder.

Thanks for visiting
~ Gretchen

Monday, April 1, 2013

Pretty Pastel Princess

I saw the Pretty Pastels challenge over at the Saturated Canary Challenge blog and thought I'd make a card to enter.

I'm not really sure what is going on with this photo as I uploaded it and it was blurry, I  re-uploaded it via photobucket and it seems fine hmm not really sure why that is, something to do with compression rates? Any suggestions? Anyway onto my card for today :

For this card I used
Saturated Canary Digi - Butterfly Princess
Dress RV0000, RV00, RV02, BV00
Hair YR20, YR21, E31, YR0000
Skin E000, E00, E11, E93
Butterflies B000, RV0000
Paper embossed with dots
Flowers are from Wild orchid Craft
Twine Blossom from the Twinery

I am also entering this card into the Sketch Saturday challenge. 
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