Wednesday 30 October 2013

A Little Fishy if you ask me!

So much going on here at the moment that I nearly forgot all about this little one. Home life and work life just flew away with me over the last few weeks. Life just does that sometimes doesn’t it?
I’ve lots to tell you about but I’m keeping it with me for just a little longer so in the mean time here is a little guy that I started to colour up a week or so ago but finished him last week.
First Fish card1
Are you singing along?
Coloured using Graph’It markers available at Polka Doodles 
Skin:- 4115, 4135, 4155.
Hat, Trousers and Hair:- 1250, 3110, 3140
Shirt:- 7125, 7130, 7170.
Waistcoat and boots:- 8220, 8260, 8270 and 8290
Background colour is  done with Pan Pastels.
First Fish card2
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Monday 28 October 2013

Angelina’s Balloons

As a child I remember rubbing a balloon on my hair to make the balloon static and sticking it on walls, on someone's back or anywhere that I could get it to stick. Of course my children did it too and in fact their Dad (Chris) still does it, I don’t think he will ever grow up ha ha!

Angelina’s Balloons from Mo’s Digital Pencil 

Angelinas balloons1

I made an easel card with the image as I really didn’t know where I was going with it, I first punched out the heart on the card with the image and tied a bow around the top, knowing that it needed something else I matted it with blue card and then it sat there on my desk for a little while, I often do this, mainly because once I start colouring I get so carried away that I end up colouring several images up. So this was the one I played with a little until I was happy.

Angelinas balloons2

I coloured her in Blue, did you know that way way back Pink was a boys colour and Blue a girls?

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Saturday 26 October 2013


I’m still having fun using the Graph’It markers, it is unbelievable just how vibrant they are, I don’t have a full set but what I do have is wonderful, I have the rest on my wish list. They are available at Polka Doodles at a very good price.

My card today is with the Drummer Nutcracker Soldier from Just Inklined 


I used the reds from the Passion set :- Coral, Tomato and Ruby and also a little bit of Plum on the shading.

Blues from the Everest set :- Sky, Celestial and Lapis

Black, Cool Grey 7, 5 and 2

Yellow from the Sunny set :- Citrine, Banana and Mimosa

Skin :- Nude and Peach


Other news for me this weekend is that I picked up my new bike, love that it has front suspension, no wrist pain after a long ride, I did 15 miles today to try it out and I was very impressed.

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Wednesday 23 October 2013

Bewitched–Graph’It and Metallic Pan Pastels

I had a play with the metallic Pan Pastels, such intense colour, I had such amazing results using a Versafine ink pad and the copper Pan Pastels that I thought I would share it with you.

The fun of trying new products is in the experimenting don’t you think?

I used Tabitha by Mo’s Digital Pencil for my image as she is such a peach with her little kitty in hand.


I used a shimmer deep purple card and edged it with the versafine ink pad and a swirl stamp then dabbed on the metallic Copper Pan Pastel, the colour was rich and intense.

I used a cheap hairspray to set the Pastel.

Tabitha was coloured with the Graph’ It Markers available at Polka Doodles , again intense vibrant colour that makes your images pop.

Colours used

Green - Pistachio, Lime and Tuscany

Orange - Apricot, Mango and Halloween

Skin – Cotton, Powder, Skin and princess Rose for the blush

Purple- Orchid, Amethyst and Lavender

Yellow – Citrine, Banana and mimosa

Grey Cat – Cool Greys  3, 5, 7


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Monday 21 October 2013

Free Software Treat–My Memories

Wow have I got a treat for you all this week.
For one week only I am giving you the chance to get this Digital Scrapbook Software completely FREE
All you need to do is copy and paste this code:-  FreeTreatNH95  and add it to the promo code after adding it to your basket and checking out.
here is the link to grab yourself an amazing Free Gift.
My Memories Suite
The code is for the download option only, if you choose the physical discs you will need to pay for shipping. 
Remember the code will expire one week from today.
FYI... the software is a large file so it will take a considerable time to install.
The code does work, ensure you copy and paste the code I have give without any spaces.
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Sunday 20 October 2013

Domestic Goddess

I’ve been very busy behind scenes lately making loads and loads of samples for our next launch at La Pashe. So yesterday I became a domestic Goddess and here is my results.

It has been ages sice i did this sort of thing because quite frankly it just doesn’t go hand in hand with being good and choosing the healthy options in food, especially if like me guissy pig comes to mind.

I know you are counting them knowing that one is missing.


It was fun getting to this stage, I may even confess that some icing just fell into my mouth.

Some icing swirls.


And some cheating wafer daisies


Yum yum do you think?

Now before I let you go thinking that one of the cakes is buried deep inside my tummy, here is the reason and it isn’t Grandson Jack.


As you can see from the one in front of the decorated cupcakes I didn’t eat any because…..

They’re FAKE they are props for my next launch.

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Friday 18 October 2013

Metallic Pan Pastels

So they arrived my metallic Pan Pastels, now if you are like me the first thing you need to do is………

Photo 18-10-2013 14 06 56

Dip your fingers in them ha ha!

I suppose I should get to making something pretty amazing with them don’t you think?

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Thursday 17 October 2013

Blog Hop of the Month - Birthdays

Its blog hop time again and your chance to win one of two $5 credits for Mo's Digital Pencil don't forget your comments on our DT's blogs along the way...our host this month is Vili

Our theme is Birthday
This Month I chose Birthday Fairy Dee from Mo's Digital Pencil
 Just look at all of that frosting.

Coloured with Copic markers and chalk pencils.

she's such a cute little thing isn't she?

 Next up is the ever so talented Gretha

Remember to leave comments on all of the blogs for a chance of a $5 credit.

Wednesday 16 October 2013

Graph’It Markers

So.. what is all the fuss about, a Graph’It marker boasting to having around 20% more ink than many leading brands of alcohol markers with a range of around 158 colours 2 high quality nibs Chisel and fine bullet and also now an extra add on of a brush marker to replace the chisel tip.
What did I find
  1. Oh so Juicy, yes, the bullet nib was amply wet.
  2. Blending, very easy to blend with, a combination of the juicy nib (ink staying wet long enough to allow a smooth blend) and good tonal colours.
  3. marker shape fits and feels nice to hold.
  4. Transition from using my markers I often use to the Graph’It markers was easy.
I coloured this in 5 or so minutes using a Digi Stamp from Mo’s Digital Pencil, First Fish
I used no other medium bar the Graph’It markers.
Skin:- 4115, 4135, 4155.
Hat, Trousers and Hair:- 1250, 3110, 3140
Shirt:- 7125, 7130, 7170.
Impressed? I am.
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Mo had a great idea yesterday... so we decided to have some extra fun last night with the images from the “Owl the Same….or Not” blog hop.
For the hop we demonstrated how following a specific theme is not the same as copying, and now we are showing that looking at someone else’s art and drawing from it is copyright infringement…even if you make some changes to the image and do not trace. (I think we all agree that tracing is copying.)
Mission Copycat: We randomly selected another artist’s drawing and used that image as a reference to create a new drawing. As an extra twist, one of the copycat drawings is done by a not-so-secret Copycat Bandit…someone who does not draw on a regular basis. (Thanks, Jak!!) She did such a great job! We all agreed that if she decided to be a criminal, she co...uld go into the digital stamp business like other copycats, and she could successfully sell her “art” as stamps.
Originality is what makes something art, and creating something original takes creativity and time. It was eye-opening to see how quickly the copied drawings could be completed--a fraction of the time an original piece takes, as quickly as 15 minutes in some cases. It is a lot less work to fill a store with images by copying the work of someone else…much easier than trying to provide a variety of images that are original.
Remember, our own Copycat Bandit (who does not draw for a living) was able to draw a nice illustration by copying. She proved for us how easy it is to go into business by being a copyright infringer.


Now more FUN! See if you can guess who copied whom. There are prizes involved!! Everyone who guesses all of the copycats will have a chance to win a free digi or shop credit from the blog hop shops. Enter by sending an email to The email should have a list from 1-6 and you can fill in who you think did the copy. The copied images are numbered and on the right of the originals, see the graphic provided. Your choices are Mabelle, Faith, Lori, Mo, Jak, and Elizabeth. Have fun!!See More

Thank you Faith for organising this.
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Tuesday 15 October 2013

New Release Blog Hop Creations by AR–Harvest Pumkins

A new template from Creations by AR and you could win it just by following our hop today.
Harvest Pumpkin Set, you are in for a Treat or maybe a Trick or Treat with this set.
Googly jelly eyes and big black spiders

Harvest Pumpkin set

and one with the lid on

or maybe a Harvest gift set.
Pumpkin Card

PRIZE:  Harvest Pumpkin Set HOW TO WIN: • Leave comments on each blog • AR FB: • AR PCP Group: Comments accepted until Oct 20 (12:00 noon EST) One random winner will be announced Oct 21: AR FB: AR PCP Group: AR Blog:

Now hop on over to my team mates for more inspiration.
here is the list of my team mates

Monday 14 October 2013

Owl the Same or Not - Stamp Out Hop

We at Just Inklined take Copyright very seriously, we got together with a group of artists from Stamp Out and decided to create a digital stamp on the same theme to show just how different they would be. The theme was to draw a big owl and a little owl perched on a fence on a chilly day

All proceeds from the $1 digital images from the event with be given to fundraising for a worthy cause.

Chilly Owls  and wording Digital Stamp Set. Only $1 until 17th October

A closer view
Moon Owls by Mo Manning

A list of all of the participating companies.

Thursday 10 October 2013

Daylight Company Vogue Lamp Blog Candy Winner

Firstly thank you to everyone that spread the word and entered for the Blog Candy so many of you needing better light to craft with and The Daylight Company certainly gives us a solution to our lighting problems.

So the winner is….

71. Jeanette Rodgers

Jeanette if you could email me with your details I will get your prize organised for you, Congratulations.

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Tuesday 8 October 2013

This and That

Meet Jess, she is my Mams cat, an old lady now but her very good companion and baby.

Everything is much slower going now, she took an age to get in this position and then once she did get there she just couldn’t be bothered to clean herself.


Poor thing, we then had the same malarkey for her to get out of this position.

She was a rescue cat and was always very nervous, would never let you pick her up but would get on your lap of her own accord and purrs like a tiger when stroked.

She lets Mam pick her up now.

Yesterday was Chris’s 50th Birthday. Love this man to the moon and back again.


We both took the day off work and spent some time together.

During which he would take his old bike to have the brakes upgraded using his birthday money, I went along to the shop with him then we would go for lunch.

We popped back t the bicycle shop as h wanted something else adding to the bike and then it happened……….

I got my eye on a new bike, I know, I know it was his Birthday but I just couldn’t help myself.

I bought a Cannondale Quick 3X 2014



I have however left it at the shop until Christmas time and I intend using all of my Christmas Pennies towards it.

I also know that it is a mans bike but it was better than the ladies so that was that.

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Monday 7 October 2013

Just Inklined to Hop–Christmas

Today is blog hop day and our super talented Design Team have some amazing projects to show you.
To make the hop more fun, there are 2 hidden spot prizes along the way, chosen from those that leave comments on the blogs.
This months theme is "Christmas" hosted by Karen L which is where the blog hop starts.
You should have landed on my blog from Tangii 
I’ve used Poinsettia Lamp for my card and you can buy it from Just Inklined 
Poinsettia Lamp1
It is wonderful to colour as it is a pencil line digi stamp which give a much softer appearance.

Poinsettia Lamp2
I’m the last on the hop, the donkeys tail so to speak but if you missed any along the way here is a list off all of the girls.

Saturday 5 October 2013

Bubble Heart by Mo Manning

When I was younger I used to chew Anglo Chewing Gum, much to my Mams dismay, you could stretch it right out and twirl (swing) it around your finger, making sure your finger was wet enough for it not to stick to it, you could stretch it over your tongue and nip it between your lips and your teeth and suck inwards to make the most refreshing clacking noise and of course you could blow the most mahousive bubble that would burst and stick to your face.
However all of this said I wish I’d come up with this idea, Anglo bubble gum would have been just perfect for it.

Coloured with Copic markers and chalk pencils.

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