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Friday, 28 June 2013

Book Review - Dark Deceit by Lauren Dawes










Hello to all my beautiful followers! I have just finished reading Dark Deceit by Lauren Dawes. I quite enjoyed this book. A little crime fighting, a little love, and maybe a little R Rated in parts but hey sometimes a good book entales some steam hehe.

I give this book 8/10.

If u enjoy reading mythology type books then put this on your must read list, it only took me a couple of nights to read In between my kids busy schedules.

The Connection between the characters is awesome as is the storyline that goes along with them.

Korvain to me is the main character, he is sent to kill Bryn, to make way for his boss to kill Odin, and that isn't an easy thing to do when she is always covered with guards, so he needs to get into the inner circle. He begins working at the club and this allows him the access he needs, but a connection is formed and he is unsure if he can do what he was there for..

I can't wait for the next book in this series, I'm sure I will be as hooked as I was with this one, I'm already hanging in to see what happens next..





Blurb:

The time of the Aesir gods is over. Now they live among the humans in their bustling modern cities. Their brutal dominion over the gods and humans may have ended, but their actions have not been forgotten.

Korvain is feared like no other. His ruthlessness and cold heart are legendary, but when he is given the task of killing one of the most fabled goddesses of all time, he is left with an undeniable desire to make her his own. Failure in his task means only one thing: death. Will he follow his orders, or will he follow his heart?  

Bryn’s whole world crumbled when she left Odin’s service to protect the other Valkyries. Now living with the humans, she is the only thing standing between them and total destruction. But her beliefs are about to be shaken to the core when she meets Korvaina completely irresistible Mare who threatens to take away more than just her innocence.

Dark Deceit Excerpt: 

He lowered his head, his lips like the softest suede against her mouth. His tongue licked at her, insistent, persuasive. She opened for him, surrendered to him.

Slowly, he released her wrist, stretching her arm above her head. He did the same with her other arm, holding her there with his hot, strong fingers. With his free hand, his fingers skimmed over the tee and boxer shorts she’d worn to bed, touching her, heating her skin. Fingertips inched up the fabric, caressing her softly.

Her hips rolled forward when he reached the edge of her shorts. He smiled, flashing a monstrous set of fangs at her as he did, and dipped a finger below the elastic waist. Bryn’s whole body was alive, buzzing with so much energy she expected to see little sparks flying off her skin. Korvain purred his approval and, without releasing her wrists, climbed on top of her.

She opened up her legs to him, welcoming his weight, relishing in the touch of his body. Cradling him with her hips, she melted under him, taking him into her body like he was designed for her and her alone. Korvain released her arms, his free hand burrowing under her shirt like he needed to feel her skin.

She grabbed his thick biceps, squeezing that muscled heat. His massive shoulders moved with his deep, hungry breaths as he stared down at her. With his elbows pressed into the mattress, supporting his massive weight, he purred down into her ear. The vibration went all the way through her.

She reached out to touch his face, running her fingers along his jaw, along his bottom lip. Her eyes slid shut when his mouth crashed into hers


Meet The Author - Lauren Dawes

Lauren Dawes is an urban fantasy/paranormal romance writer and the author of the Half Blood Series and the Dark Series. You won’t find any friendly vampires or werewolves in between the pages of her books; just blood, teeth and violence. When she’s not writing, she’s reading or teaching. She currently lives in Victoria, Australia with her husband and cat.


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Thursday, 27 June 2013

Wrong Kind Of Love by Amanda Heath

                                                  
                                                                                                                     


Genre: Contemporary New Adult
The first time I ever saw Caden Harper I’m pretty sure I fell in love.
All that golden hair and pale blue eyes. He was mysterious and covered
in paint. I found it endearing and wanted nothing more than to find
out all his secrets. I gave that man things I would never give anyone
else. He blew it though. Which I shouldn’t be surprised considering he
is a womanizer.
So I moved on, well kind of. Jaden Harper wasn’t what I expected. I
found myself drawn to him all most as much as his brother. Maybe it’s
the fact they are twins or maybe it was the fact I wanted to live on
the wrong side for once in my life.
Now I’ve found myself dug deep in this game. Theres no end in sight
and I wonder when all the lies I have told will come back to haunt me.
Neither man should know the things I’ve gone through. Neither should
trust me. I’m not who I say I am. My past is full of things I won’t
ever share.
But where will that lead me when Caden wants nothing more than to
consume me? He won’t wake up to see he has the wrong kind of love.
My Name is Grace BreadField and this is my story.
  



Where can I buy the book? AMAZON!
You can also check it out here on GOODREADS.

TEASER:
*18 + warning for mature content. Unedited

"I don't know why I let Teagan talk me into coming to this club/bar/whatever. I hate crowds and being surrounded by a lot of sweaty people. I fight way through them looking for her and Declan on the dance floor.
Until this song came on.
You ever had that happened to you? One second you're minding your own business and a song comes on and changes your life. It says whatever you're thinking and feeling even if you didnt know thats what you were feeling.
My hips start to sway to the beat of the music. My hands go straight up in the air. My head rocking, my hair going everywhere.
"Cause you are the piece of me, I wish I didn’t need
Chasing relentlessly, still fight and I don’t know why..." comes Clarity by Zedd over this places speaker system.
I feel him with me. His body pressed to me, his arms around my hips. His lips whispering things in my ear, naughty dirty things. Things only Caden would say to me.
"If our love is tragedy, why are you my remedy?
If our love’s insanity, why are you my clarity?..." Who ever wrote this song gets it. They get what I'm going through.
I'm lost in this sea of people, none of them I know. I still feel the ghost of Caden with me. Its how I know what I'm doing. What pain I'm causing him. What pain I'm causing myself.
I feel like I need him every time I'm no where near him. I wish I didn't. I'm fighting him every time I see him. I don't know why. Our entire relationship was doomed from the beginning yet it fixes me. We are insanity, the way we are together. We shouldn't work but we do. And I see the clearest when hes around.
I feel tears falling down my face as I continue to dance. I sing the lyrics at the top of my lungs. I dont care who hears or sees. I need this right now.
And just like that I feel him. I stop moving and look up. My face is damp and pulled tight. I dont care who sees, I dont care who knows. Its like I finally opened my eyes. I've wasted hours, days, months, years...
I run through the crowd to him. My Caden. I'm about a foot from touching distance, reaching for his hand when Jaden steps in front of me."-Grace, Wrong Kind of Love

About the author
Amanda lives in southern Arkansas with her husband and young child. 
She enjoys reading, writing, and drinking tons of Dr. Pepper. 
You can find her sitting on the couch with either her head in a book or typing on her laptop.
Amanda is the author of This Beautiful Thing, Fire In Her Eyes, Angel Cuffs, and Norma Jean. Wrong Kind of Love will be released this June.

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Karate Kids say Thankyou

Last night I was lucky to have a repeat customer put an order in.. love it when customers come back to me, especially ones who make a request for certain things.

The orders requirements were
** a card with 2 girls and 1 boy
** thankyou sentiment
she also mentioned her kids do karate and the card is for another child at karate.

I had the perfect image for this.. La La Land Crafts Karate Luka, and I knew I could purchase Karate Marci in the same design. Both of these images are available to purchase in both Digital and Rubber Stamp form from the La La Land Crafts Website.




 
So Last night while watching the NRL State Of Origin I was busy colouring up these gorgeous images.

The images were coloured with Copic Markers purchased from Craft a Lot.

Copic Markers Used

Skin - E50, E51, E53 Cheeks - YR02, R20
Brown Hair - E35, E25, E59
Blonde Hair - Y21, YR23
Brown Belt - E25, E59, E49
Green Belt - G40, G43, G28

I can't post the card pic yet as I am still awaiting final approval from the client before adhering it all together.

Bye For Now,

Deni x


I am back, unfortunately I finished the card as per the client request but she was not happy with it, So I had to start over as I couldn't make the changes she wanted with out ruining the images I had already coloured.

Thankfully I had a message from someone a few hours later asking if they could buy the card as they really love it :-)

So this is the original card that I made, and I will upload the new card shortly.




Tuesday, 25 June 2013

Fitztown Male Challenge

Come play along with us in our new challenge! We have a "Male" Challenge this time around. There are prizes to be won and fun to be had! :)

http://fitztownchallengeblog.blogspot.com/2013/06/challenge-3-male.html

Monday, 24 June 2013

Dt Male Challenge - Billy Boy

Good Afternoon!
I am in such a happy mood at the moment, for those of you who are beginning to know me and my work well, I am not a big male/boy card maker lol. I like bling, bows, ribbon and flowers!

About a week ago I coloured this gorgeous image of Billy.




However, after colouring him I misplaced him :-( I have not yet had a chance to sit down and colour up another one. My parents came over for dinner a few days ago and my Mum found him hiding under a pillow on an unused lounge :-) I couldn't believe it as it took me hours to search all my craft room looking for him with no luck hahah.

Today I finally sat down and put him onto a card and I am so so happy with it that of course I had to rush on and share him with my bloggers :-)






 

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Don't forget to stop by the Fitztown Challenge Blog :-)

This image is available on the Kitten Queen CD, which is available for purchase here.


To create this card I have used

Kaisercraft Party Animals Collection
Bakers Twine
Kaisercraft Bling
American Crafts Cardstock
Twiddleybitz Card
Buttons - From Stash
Twine - From Stash
Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Tea Dye

The Image was coloured using Copic Markers purchased from Craft-a-Lot.

Copic Colours Used

Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11
Hair - E42, E70, E23
Belts - C3, C5, C7. C9
Jeans / Helmet - B93, B95, B97, B99
Jacket - YR 12, YR 14, YR 15
Shoes - C3, C5, C7, C9

Thanks for stopping by, dont' forget to follow me to keep up with what I am creating :-)

Deni x

Fitztown DT Sketch Challenge

This weeks Challenge on our Fitztown Blog is a Sketch Challenge


So, it's a pretty simple one designed by me as my first sketch :-) I am pretty happy with it.









The Card I have designed is a simple Happy Birthday Card Using a gorgeous image from The Kitten Queen CD, you can find the CD for Sale here.










For this card I have used

Spellbinders die
Martha Stewart Butterfly Punch
Kaisercraft Cardstock
Everything else used is from my stash

The image was coloured using Copic Markers purchased from Craft-a-Lot

Colours used

Crown / Necklace Y00, Y06
Dress / Bow R32, R37, R56
Hair E31, E33, E35

Sunday, 23 June 2013

Baby Lion Card & Lolly Tubes

Good Morning :-)
Just a quick post for today. Last night I made some Lolly Tubes for a friend for her sons 1st Birthday Party, the theme was Jungle Friends.



 
Aren't they just the cutest!
 




Today I also made a card after being in the jungle mood lol.

For this card I have used
CC Designs Safari Pals Lion Stamp
Kaisercraft Cardstock
Kmart Cardstock
Kaisercraft Party Animals Collection
Brads from stash
Nellie's Multi Frames MFD049
XPress It Double Sided Tape

The Gorgeous image was coloured using Copic Markers purchased from Craft a Lot.

Copic Markers Used

YR21,YR24, YR27
Y00, Y27

Wednesday, 19 June 2013

Book Review - Water From The Moon by Terese Ramin

Wow, last night I started reading Water From The Moon by Terese Ramin, it was unreal to say the least. the storyline was awesome!


I loved that it was a storyline but it was also action packed and war packed. This is my first book that I have read by Terese and I will definitely be downloading some more of her books!

If anyone wants a book that they can't put down, this is the one! I read it all in one night and stayed up til past midnight to finish it lol.

Anyway thanks Terese for an awesome book to read.

You can download the book here on itunes.



Deni x

Monkey Card

Good Morning!

I have finished all the lovely household jobs and have had time to play!
Today I am using an image I had already coloured - a leftover image from the Baby Shower Invitations I did. You can see the invitations by clicking here.

The image I have used is Mickey, you can Find Mickey the Monkey here.
The gorgeous image is from Digital Delights by Louby Loo
 

They images are available to purchase in Black & White images and also in coloured.





 
 
 
 
The card base is from Francheville Kraft cardtsock.
I have cut to size and scored the cardstock using my Martha Stewart score board.
Paper is from Kaisercraft PartyAnimals Collection
Twine is from my personal stash
Sentiment is from Whimsy Stamps - The Good Life Tickets
Image is Coloured with Copic Markers purchased from Craft-A-lot.

Copic Colours used

 
Mickey The Monkey

Banana - Y00, Y08, Y38
Nose - C1, C7, C9
Tummy - E42, E33, E31
Hair - E37, E18, E29
 
Hope you like my latest card, the card will be for sale. If you are interested, feel free to message me at angelscrapgoodies@gmail.com
 
Thanks for stopping by, don't forget to leave some love and hit follow me :-)
 
Deni x
 
 

Tuesday, 18 June 2013

Make It Crafty Card

Another cold day here in Sydney Australia. I have the gas heater going, it's only on low at the moment as I have already warmed the house.

Whats on the go today.. I just finished another girly card, really need to go and get some groceries.

So today I have used 2 Make it Crafty images.

The first one is Sitting Jane and the second is the Butterfly Swing.
Sititng Jane is also available in a rubber stamp.

I have merged these two images in Microsoft Word and have created one image. This is the first time I have done this so bare with me lol.

I have also started taking my pictures in a different way so hope you like them :-)

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
I really enjoyed colouring these images and putting this card together, as I do with most of my girly cards.

For this card I have used
 
Kaisercraft Cardstock
We R Memory Keepers Brad Setter
Darkroom Door Wings Stamp Set
Derivan Kindy Glitz
Memento Ink - London Fog
Krafty Sauers - Ribbon
Copic Markers
 
The Images were coloured using Copic Markers purchased from Craft a Lot.
 
Copic Markers Used

Skin E50, E52, E53, YR02
Seat E31, E33, E35
Ribbons V000, V22, V25, V28
Hair E31, E33, E35
Dress Bows RV10, RV21, RV13
 
 

Monday, 17 June 2013

Baby Shower Card - Jungle Animal Theme

Good Afternoon All! :-)

I have today created an adorable Baby Shower card for my friend Jess. Jess is the lady I created invitations and games for a few weeks ago (you can search baby shower in my posts to see these)
Front
 

 Inside



Doesn't it look so cute!
 

The image is from Digital Delights by Louby Loo

 
You Can find Gemma the Giraffe here
 

They are available to puchase in Black & White images and also in coloured.

These cards have been made with cards from Twiddleybitz
Digital Paper is from my stash
I have used a mixture of Kaisercraft and American Crafts Cardstock

Card is Coloured with Copic Markers purchased from Craft-A-lot.
 
 
Copic Marker Colours Used
 
Gemma The Giraffe
Skin- Y21, Y35, Y17, Y38
Hair - E37, E35, E33
Spots - E35, E33, E11
Ears - E01
 
Enjoy, and don't forget to hit follow and leave some love :-)
 
Deni x
 

Friday, 14 June 2013

Happy Birthday Vintage Style

I had a phone call today from our yardies wife asking  if I could make a birthday card for him. They are the most lovely people you will ever meet.

I am so lucky to be on the Fitztown Design Team so thought of a gorgeous card I could make using one of the Fitztown images I was given a while back (that I thought was so not my style) that I thought I would never use as I don't often make male cards. 

I can't believe I didn't even struggle making this card, I am so proud to say yes, I have created a vintage male card lol.

You can also see this card on the Fitztown Blog and The Fitztown Facebook Page

So here it is





For this card I have used 

Pre coloured image from Karen @ Fitztown , you can find the image here
Kaisercraft On the Move collection
Bling from stash 
       I have coloured the bling using copic marker E57 since I didn't have one to match my card
       Copic marker purchased from Craft a lot.
Rub on is also from Kaisercraft

Have a nice night,

Deni
http://angelscrapbookgoodies.blogspot.com.au/
 

Happy Birthday Cards

This blog post is from Thursday, for some reason it did not publish, so here it is :-)

My friend asked me to make 2 cards for her, she had a rough idea of what she wanted so all I had to do was put it to paper :-)

This is my first card for her

 

This first card is a cupcake card for her sister in law, I didn't have too much to do with this one other than putting it to paper, the design she was pretty happy with something she had seen. 

On this card I have used 

Birthday Wishes rub on from Kaisercraft
Kaisercraft Candy Lane collection
Bella! papers
Kaisercraft cardstocks from stash
Everything else is bits and pieces from my stash.


Second card


 

On this card I have used

Bella! Neutral Fusion papers
Bazzil Cardstock
Kaisercraft Rub On
Ric Rak, buttons and cheesecloth is from my stash
Paper rosette I have made is also using cardstock from Bella! Neutral Fusion Collection

Thanks for visiting!

Deni x




Monday, 10 June 2013

Fitztown DT Challenge 2 - Female

Good Morning (this post will be scheduled so may not be morning when it is actually posted)

Over at the Fitztown Challenge Blog we are now on Challenge 2.

For my entry,I have used an image from Mariana Cagnin, one of the Fitztown Designers.
This image can be found here.



 



What I have used for this card

American Crafts Cardstock
Krafty Sauers Ribbon
Quilled Creations Dies
Spellbinders die
Stringed Beads

Image was coloured using Copic Markers purchased from Craft-a-lot
Colours Used

Dress - G000, G40, G43, G46
Skin - E000, E00, E01, E15, R20
Hair - E53, E43, E55

Thursday, 6 June 2013

Book Review - Kathleen Creighton The Prince and The Patriot

My Book Reviews
Kathleen Creighton - The Prince & The Patriot



I Thoroughly enjoyed this book and gave it 4/5 rating on Good Reads. I think it did take me a couple of pages to get into it as i'm not a big history buff but wow was it intense and I love every minute of it.

Nicholas is a Professor and Willa is a student, they meet dislike each other at first but that's just the beginning. It's a bit hard to tell you too much without ruining the storyline for you all.

It is definately worth purchasing.

You can purchase this book from here.
You can find out more about Kathleen on her web page here.

See the book here on Good Reads
Find Kathleen Creighton on Good Reads


More of my reviews can be found here

Baby Shower Card


Today a friend asked if I could make her a generic Baby Shower card using the giraffe I have used before.  She meant the Safari Pals Giraffe from CC Designs.




For this card I have used:

Kaisercraft Tiny Woods Paper Collection
Spellbinders Labels Four
Derivan Kindy Glitz
Tim Holtz Distress Ink - Tea Dye
Spellbinders Shapeabilities - Ribbon Banners

I have coloured the image using Copic Markers purchased from Craft-a-Lot.

Colours Used

Spots Y17, Y38
Skin E31,E33
Feet E35, E33
Whimsy Ticket Dies and Stamps

Everything else is from my personal stash

Tuesday, 4 June 2013

My First Magnolia Stamp

On the weekend we (mr 4 and I) went to work with hubby, I was lucky enough to quickly packs. We things to take with me :-)

My new collection of Magnolia stamps purchased from www.craftalot.com.au includes this stamp Tilda in Cotton Dress. It can be purchased here from the Craft-a-Lot website 

I coloured up this image in both pink and orange but chose today to use the orange one on a card. Not sure how I found the time to do this though as both of my boys are home sick today.. Isn't it funny how much the day drags out when they are home together sick and fighting! Aah! Is it bed time yet? 

This is my card :-)





 

For this card I have used

Kmart cardstock 
Kaisercraft - Tiny Woods paper collection & Bling
Ribbons are all from my stash

I have coloured up this image using copic markers purchased from Craft-a-Lot

Colours used 

Skin - E000, E00, E21, E11, R20
Dress - YR31, YR12, YR14, YR15
Hair - E21, E25, E29
Crown - Y00, Y35, Y38

Thanks for stopping by, don't forget to hit follow :-) 

Deni x

Monday, 3 June 2013

Fitztown Challenge

Not too much longer til out Challenge over on our Fitztown Challenge Blog closes, we are still looking for more entries using a Fitztown Image.

Remember the theme is Anything Goes, so i'm sure many of you can fill this :-) You can use any image by any designer however we are also looking for many entries using a Fitztown Image so come along and play.

The Challenge blog can be found here.


Saturday, 1 June 2013

Ballerina Card




Hello to all my wonderful followers!

My friend was supposed to come over and pick up the cards I created for her, but she forgot and didn't turn up lol. So while I was waiting on her and my washing machine I started creating.

My latest card is made with another gorgeous Ballerina image from Fitztown.
I don't have the link for this one yet, but you can find more of their images here.






For this card I have used

Twiddleybitz Card
Paper (unknown designer) from stash
Derivian Kindy Glitz
Tim Holtz Tea Dye Distress Ink
Eiffel Tower - Cut from Cricut
Kaisercraft Cardstock Ballet
Cheesecloth
Krafty Sauers Ribbon

Image was coloured using my Copic Markers purchased from Craft-a-Lot.
Colours used

Skin - E000, E00, E21, R11, R20
Ballet Shoes - R81, R83
Hair - E31, E33, E35