Saturday 31 December 2016

Happy New Year 2017

Well Im happy to kickstart this new year with a guest design from one of my favourite designers Ching-Chou Kuik.

The image is called Dandelion Dream and is available in her etsy store.  Here is the blog link:

I have coloured her using copics and used various embellishments and glitter from eBay.  The papers are stamping up cards.  Thanks for dropping by xx

Entered into the following challenges:

Friday 23 December 2016

Guest Designer for Art By Mi Ran 

This month I was lucky enough to be picked as guest designer, so I chose the lovely Beautiful Amy

I coloured her using copic markers and used some old Stampin up papers I had.  All the embellishments are eBay and I used liquid pearls on the strings.  There is a hint of wink of stella in her hair and on the fan.  Follow the link to see the whole blog post at art by Mi Ran <3

I will just take this time to say merry christmas and a prosperous new year xxx

Wednesday 14 December 2016

Scrappers Delights Advent calendar

Join us over at the Kit and Clowder Facebook page for a free stamp, a chance to win a free digital colouring book....and....40% off any full priced digi over $5.

This is the free stamp, Santa has been coloured using copics, I have used a scrappers delights background image and lots of glitter to make it look like snow.  Good luck and dont forget the freebie <3

Tuesday 13 December 2016

Ballerina by Aurora Wings

So recently little Miss asked me to make some gifts for her dance teachers, I had already completed one for the principal so we made a trip to IKEA obtained some $2 frames and set to it...this is the final result.  All coloured in copic markers, I needed a big pot of tea after finishing them.  Took me 4 evenings :)

Monday 28 November 2016

Scrappers Delight - Lady Constance

This is my design team card of Lady Constance.  Im on steam punk roll at the moment, in between Christmas products and loving the rush old time look.

I coloured her in copic markers, and used various card and designer paper from stampin up.   I distressed the clock die (kaiserkraft) in gold ink and used various embellishments from eBay.  The post cards are from Kmart.  I have highlighted some of her hair and make up using gold wink of stella 

Entered into the following challenges:

Wednesday 23 November 2016

MiRan Facebook monthly challenge

This lovely lady if part of the monthly challenge in Facebook, I have coloured her in copics, and used various embellishments from eBay.  The sentiment is liliofthevalley, the punch and diaamonte are stampin up.  Liquid pearls used for some testrure and wink of stella.  The background is chalks

Entered into the following challenges:

Tuesday 15 November 2016

Aurora Wings - Ballerina

I made this image into a picture for my daughters dance teachers using the quote by Martha Graham of "Dance is the hidden language of the Soul" 

Entered into the following challenges:

Ching-Chou Kuik - Wishing Stars

I absolutely loved this image and as soon as the new papers came out for stampin up I new I had to make her dress to match.  I had great fun making this card.

Coloured with copic markers, stampin up papers and cherry cobbler used along with matching ribbon and a stampin up sentiment.

Entered into the following challenges:

Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps Inspiration and Challenge Blog - November 2016 - Christmas

Saturday 12 November 2016

New Release today, Scrappers Delights lovely christmas elf

Scrapper's Delights Challenge Blog
*Digital Stamps* : All Business, Free Template by Picaflor Azul Zen Cart Design

Pop over to Scrappers Delight to grab yourself this lovely elf, other designs to choose from as well.  

The colour scheme was picked to be untraditional and the fact that I have a 9 year old girl and these are her favourite colours.  Every christmas eve we sprinkle dust out for the reminder to find our house.  Hope you like her.

Entered into the following challenges:

ToryTales - Bears Love New Year

This post is about the trial of new textures, I coloured in this image from Torytales using copic markers and was really interested to try a technique had seen on Facebook this week of using white gel pens to add texture.

The first thing i did to create this card was pick my papers.  The next thing was to start working on the texture, lots of pen flicking.

The third step was to try a new type of background (feeling very adventurous today :)) i used distress inks and prayed water to make it look like a watercolour background.  Im using express it blending paper so the paper did have a little difficulty absorbing the water.  

The next step is putting it all together and adding the finishing touches, I sewed the paper together to last years christmas papers from stampin up, along with cherry cobbler card and ribbon and gumball green card.  The buttons and the tree are eBay specials and the stamp is a new one from stampin up this year.  The final step was adding some glossy accents to the bears noses for a little bit of shine.


Bears E70, E71, E74, E77
Feet R81, R83
Presents and sack C7, R35, R46, R59
Presents and patch G40, G82, G94

Friday 11 November 2016

The gorgeous Winnie - Art by Mi Ran

This is the image I picked with my Top 3 win from last month.  I was inspired to colour this image as representation my niece, bright red hair and a coffee  in hand <3.

Coloured using copic markers and all stampin up paper and ribbon used.  Liliofthevalley sentiment and the little embellishments from eBay and spotlight.

I have used gold wink of stella on the coffee froth, hope you like her.

Sunday 6 November 2016

Ching-Chou Kuik - Keep in Faith.

This was one of the images I picked from my winnings with the mermaid, I really love the style of this artist and just adore this.  As soon as I saw her I thought bright and bold.

I have coloured her using copic markers.  The papers are stampin up some old designer paper I had stashed away in Pumpkin Pie and daffodil delight.  All the embellishments are from eBay and the thank you stamp is also stampin up.

Entered into the following challenges:
Challenge #215


Tuesday 1 November 2016


I love this image and decided that for this month I would try something a little different, so I have used prismacolour pencils for the first time.  I realise I have a lot to learn and pencils are very different to my usual copics but just love the vibrance they have given to this gorgeous image.  As soon as I saw the image I knew what she would look like and who is getting this card :)

kaiserkraft paper used, along with some stampin up stamps and card stock.  Flowers and corner embellishment are from eBay.

Thursday 27 October 2016

Steampunk and Aurora Wings

Two of my favourite things.  I totally love this image and have to say I am super proud of my colouring on this.  

I have coloured her using copic markers, the die cut is from spotlight, the paper is kaiserkraft and the little post card is Kmart.  I inked the edges of the this and the papers to give it a used industrial look along with edging the clock die in gold.  The embellishments are from eBay.

Tuesday 18 October 2016

MiRam facebook progressive challenge

This is the lovely elfette, which I have made for the October progressive challenge, I must admit Im a sucker for christmas card :)

Coloured with copic markers, stampin up paper and a scrap image used, decorated with Tim Holtz big die of the light, and covered from top to bottom with wink of stella 

Entered into the following challenges ;
Lavinia Stamps - October challenge

This challenge was to use all Lavinia Stamps and follow the colour theme of purple and blues.  Here is my end result and made it fancy using the twist and pop card template x

Sunday 16 October 2016


Today I had a house full of little girls so what do you do, make a mermaid card and don't we just love her? 

Coloured with copic markers, stampin up card stock used.  Embellished with memory box dies, shells from the garden other embelishments stampin up and bargain buys from eBay.

Wednesday 12 October 2016


I absolutely adore this young lady, such a great image and so versatile.  I have coloured her using copic markers, used some lovely stampin up papers and embellishments.  The library card was such a bargain, $2 for 10 I think from kmart.  Glossy accents used for her eyes and lips.

Hope you like her.

Entered into the following challenges:

Tuesday 11 October 2016

Scrappers Delight are having a massive sale, if you want some digi images its a good idea to pop over for a peak 

Sunday 9 October 2016


Well Im very excited to announce I am now a member of the scrappers delight team.  I so excited I started this blog 2 months ago, and now Im getting pretty busy.  So, the mermaid has been rereleased and I made this little card for their blog.  I have coloured her in copic's and added touches of wink of stella in clear, glitter glue and liquid accents.

I have used all stampin up yardstick with the lowers and burlap from our local $1 shop.  I have you like her.

Please have a peek at Scrappers Delights blog, lots of challenges and inspiration - New Release Revisited!

Saturday 8 October 2016


A lovely little image from Scrappers Delight

Coloured with copics, and stampin up papers and punches used.

Entered into the following challenges:
 The Paper Shelter - Challenge #267 - Music and Dance
Scrappers Delight Facebook progressive challenge
Week 40 - Anything Goes - Polkadoodles Crafting Challenge

Lynsey's craft with a bit of photography : Grungy Fairy Image.I decided to try a grungy vill...

Lynsey's craft with a bit of photography : Grungy Fairy Image.
I decided to try a grungy vill...
: Grungy Fairy Image. I decided to try a grungy village and my daughter said for halloween as we have coloured a pretty one.  The image i...
Grungy Fairy Image.

I decided to try a grungy village and my daughter said for halloween as we have coloured a pretty one.  The image is Fairy Village from Torytales.  I coloured using pencils (these are not bendable and belong to Miss 9) but I have definitely decided I would like some good ones.  So saving up it is.  

I decided on the embellishments, the frontage is the first time I have used it and the brads are stampin up, the corner piece is from eBay.

I distressed the image quite a lot as was really playing with the frontage but it got the thumbs up from little miss.

Halloween Witch

Well I had so much fun with the other witch that decided to try this one for halloween, I was happy with the vibrancy of the copic markers used to colour her.  Stampin up paper used and bow punch, lace and sparkles from the local $1 shop.

My halloween / steampunk card

I had so much fun with the card for halloween, we are not big at celebrating it but loved the colours and embellishments.

Coloured in topic's, stampin up aper used, kaiserkraft dies and clock images and some clock parts from eBay.  I used glossy accents on the owls wings and crackle accents on his eyes and one of the clocks. 

Entered in the following challenges:
Aurora Wings - Challenge #37 Black, Orange and One Other Color
Challenge #68 ANYTHING GOES

Friday 7 October 2016

Lynsey's craft with a bit of photography : Breast Cancer Awarness Month October 2016I have u...

Lynsey's craft with a bit of photography : Breast Cancer Awarness Month October 2016
I have u...
: Breast Cancer Awarness Month October 2016 I have used the lovely free image from Auror Wings and made a card for the monthly challenge....
Breast Cancer Awarness Month October 2016

I have used the lovely free image from Auror Wings and made a card for the monthly challenge.  Coloured with Copic markers, stampin up paper and ribbon, various flowers and embellishments for the local $1 shop. 

Entered into the following challenges: 

Wednesday 5 October 2016

Fairy Village - A lovely little digi stamp by Torytales

I love this stamp, today I coloured it for a special young lady I know so I ensured I used all her favourite colours.  The image is coloured with copic markers.  The lovely new sweet sugarplum paper and ink was used for the embellishments.  I love to match all my colours up.

I used a lovely Liliofthevalley sentiment and backing paper which matched all the colours and picked some gorgeous little embellishments from stampin up to make sure I added some bling.

This is the finished result with a matching sweet sugarplum ribbon.  I also used liquid accents on the fairy badge sentiment and added extra for the sky effect, and glitter glue for extra sparkle. 

Hope you like it.

Entered into the following challenges:
Scrappers Delight #60 October anything goes
Challenge #352, Make it Sparkle!!
Week 386 - Sparkle and Shine

Monday 26 September 2016

Squirrel and Toadstool stamp by Ching-Chou Kuik

Today was a public holiday and what better way to spend a bit of time other than playing in the craft room.  I was wanting to use up some papers and as I have a limited supply of copic markers its back to the good old green and pink combo.  Sentiment by Lilyofthevalley, glitter glue used to add a touch of sparkle and glossy accents.  Hope you like her x

Entered into the following challenges:
Ching-Chou Kuik - Halloween/something spooky
SOSS #69 - P is for Pink Halloween
Week 385 - Pink October

Saturday 24 September 2016

LOTV Little mermaid

I love this little mermaid and was one of my first images coloured with copic markers.  Stampin up paper and ribbon used and the shells are from our garden

Entered in the following challenges:

Kraftin Jimmie - Wonderful Wednesday
Hello everyone, this is a little card we made in our class to practice our colouring.

Fairy ink free stamp from when you sign up and she is lovely.

Coloured with copic markers and kaiserkraft papers, Im going through all my old supplies at the moment so I think the border is kaszazz and the gold love hearts are confetti.  

Entered into the following challenges:

Kraftin Kimmi - Challenge #350, Use Black

Thursday 15 September 2016

The last card I designed using this stamp was very autumny, was as in oz were heading into spring thought I would do one to reflect our seasons.

The stamp used is tiny hedgehog by Torytale and is a digi stamp.  

Coloured in copic markers and mounted on stampin up card stock with some free patterned paper from a craft magazine (probably a few years old)

I like to match my copic colours best as possible to my card and papers colours 

For the finishing touches I added some crystal effects to the little guys eyes and nose and went a tiny bit overboard with the wink of stella pen, therefore added lots of buttons and bling, finally ribbon and sentiment.  Hope you like the finished result. 

Entered into the following challenges:
Glitter and Sparkle Challenge #206

Tuesday 13 September 2016

Aurora Wings

Aurora Wings - what a great artist.  I have coloured this lovely lady in copic markers and will enter her into some online challenges.  These are very pretty stamps and the owls were great practice for texture.  

Challenges entered:

Aurora Wings, september 2016, fantasy
Glitter and Sparkle Challenge #208