Friday, October 30, 2009

Copic Warning!

Well I've finally gone and done it. Yes, I've invested in some copics and I am in luuurvve. lol. Thanks to my dear friend Jackie, she guided me through the huge list of shades and I ordered the basics. (well for now anyway!).
I have discovered though that they are a health risk. Don't be alarmed as it probably only happens to me. I don't BREATHE while I am colouring!! Jackie was kind enough to give me some leasons the other night (thanks Jack), and every time I stopped colouring I realised that I had been holding my breath! Maybe I can only do one thing at a time and because I was concentrating so hard I actually forgot to breathe! I'm sure in time with some practice I will be able to do these 2 things together. (otherwise no 'big' areas to colour for me!) lol.
I coloured one image in my favourite colour combo of pinks and greens. (ok it took an hour!! Well I had to stop for breath breaks!)
I haven't made that into a card as yet.
This card I'm showing you is an image I coloured when I got home from my teacher's house. So this is my first card put together using copics (which I should fondly name my 'health hazards")
I gave this card to Jackie today as she was my inspiration. I think it only fair she should be the receiver of my first copics card. Love ya Jack! xo
Don't look too closely but let me know what you think. Should I order more 'health hazards'?
Keep creating, Kylie xo

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

My Daughter's Creation

When I was trying to finish the Wedding card below, my 13 yr old daughter sat beside me begging me for something to colour. Miki (Mikaela) also loves the Gorjuss Girl stamps and so picked this one.
I let her loose on some papers and she helped herself to my inks. This is what she came up with. I was very proud of her. She sat quietly and completed it with only a couple of questions. She wants to give it to her 'bestie' for her birthday but she now has to wait until December to pass it on. She has already written on the inside or I would show you that too as she has decorated that also with the same paper as on the front. Her favourite parts were the bright yellow boots and the buttons. (mmmm, I love buttons too!)

Well done sweetie!!
Keep creating, Kylie xo

Monday, October 19, 2009

Wedding Card

Look familiar?

Can you remember my very 1st post? (OK so maybe YOU don't but I do as it was so scary!!)

This one is very similar with a few minor changes.
I made this wedding card into an envelope pocket card as I needed to add some money. The bride and groom had a 'Wishing Well' for guests to put money into in replace of gifts.

We attended the wedding of Nikita and Scott yesterday (Sunday) in the Hunter Valley NSW. It was a beautiful ceremony and yes I had tears in my eyes as did many others. The bride was simply stunning, the bridesmaids were gorgeous dressed in pink and the groom and groomsmen looked very handsome in black suits. Congratulations Nik and Scott and thank you so much for including us in your celebrations. We had a blast.
(I will post a pic when I work out my partner's camera as it's new).
Speaking of my partner, here he is. This is Phil. We are rarely in a photo together and so my daughter (also camera happy!) jumped at the chance to take our picture.

I hope you all had a lovely weekend.

Keep creating, Kylie xo

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

I'm Back!!

Yes I am back!! Early though I might add.
A very long story cut short is my partnter's car broke down (cracked head. The car, not my partner lol). So I had to drive him from country Vic back to NSW ready for work this past Monday. His car is going to take 2 weeks to repair so he will have to fly back to Vic to then drive it home here to NSW. We had 2 cars down there as I was staying longer with the kids and to spend more time with family and friends.
More bad luck (we seem to have had our fair share this past week), we had no phone connection when we returned home which also meant no internet connection. But look, it's back on. Yay. Although today our electricity is being cut off between the hours of 7.30am to 3.30pm as they are working on the lines. Yes, this story does continue but I have happier things to talk about and I'm sure most of you are already yawning!!
On with my creation.
I made this for my Mum for her birthday. I couldn't post it before I left for holidays as she would have seen it on my blog before I had a chance to give it to her for her birthday.
This is the front.
I can't find where I found this but will definately find it for you. (If you recognise this let me know so I can pass on the credit). (Note: This is a kwerner creation)

This is the 2nd and 3rd pages.

This is showing you how the tags slide out.

These are the last pages.
I have added little vellum 'Mother sayings' on the tags and a poem on the back page. The last big tag in the back has a photo of Mum and myself when I was only a baby.
I loved putting this project together. Not only because it was quite simple but it was made with a purpose for someone very special. I hope you like it Mum and Happy Birthday!!
Keep creating, Kylie xo.

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