Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Purple Fairy Holly over at Mad for Markers Untraditional Christmas Colour Challenge

Hi all,

Welcome to our new Mad for Markers Challenge to Copic Colour an Untraditional Christmas Colour Creation!  Now try saying that aloud LOL!

Well Christmas wouldn't be Christmas in our house without a little bit of purple lol!  So I have used my favourate image from Mo Manning 'Fairy Holly' and decorated a gift box for Christmas.  Now I don't usually use a lot of glitter but the sun has not shone much over here and I think I got a little too carried away.  Originally used 3d purple kindygliltz on the frilly underskirt and got carried away when I glittered the wings and spoilt the underskirt and didn't have time to start again so she is very sparkly!

Around the edge I have used my Tim Holtz on the edge snow flurries on glitter card then added a couple of glittered snowflakes (from my stash) with rhinestone brads coloured with V17.  Then added purple rhinestones for a snow falling effect.

A side view to try and show the sparkly cardstock, spica pens used in hair, lips, snow globe and dress

The ribbon around the box

Just a reminder Sammi over at the Mad for Markers Store can cater for all your copic requirements, as well as markers, there are various sticky tapes, Xpress Blend It Paper, masking paper etc. and new to the store Flourish with bling embellishments.  Posting to New Zealand and Australia. .  Also check out our new challenge blog each day for more wonderful inspiration from our new DT.  We so look forward to visiting your space in blog land to see your wonderful creations.

E00, E50, E51, E53, R20, V12, V15, V17, Y26 and 0.  Spica Pens, Clear (00), Lavender (01), Gold (11) and Blossom (14)


Pollycraft Monday Challenge #70 -A Glittery Christmas
Michelle's Make It Monday Party - Anything Goes
Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge #12 - Christmas Theme
One Stitch at a Time Challenge #39 - Choose your Favourates (Purple, Image and Snowflakes)
ABC Christmas Challenge 'W' - Winter Wonderland
Cute Card Thursday Challenge #138 - Anything Goes
A Spoon Full of Sugar Challenge #129 - Snow/Snowflakes
Crafty Purple Frog Challenge - Time for you to Sparkle
Bee Crafty Challenge #39 - Christmas with a Digi Image
Sweet Stampin Challenge Blog - It's all about snowflakes
CMC Copic Challenge Group - Photo inspiration

Better get to work now lol!  DH's last words were don't get distracted blogging, as if!  HE HE, hope to catch up with you all tonight.

Thank you so much for visiting, happy crafting, Take CareX:)


  1. Awww, she is just Gorgeous Annette. Had to be purple huh....hehe! Love it, such an adorable box!

  2. Your gift box certainly complies with our request for snowflakes. This is lovely! Thank you for playing along at Sweet Stampin this week. Warmest wishes, Lesley

  3. This is just gorgeous Annette,love the colours and you can never have too much glitter!!!

  4. WOW Annette what a GORGEOUS SET, I LOVE LOVE the purple..GORGEOUS!

  5. Hi Annette

    Oh this is really sweet!! I love Mo's images and you have coloured her so beautifully. I don't think it is possible to have too much glitter, I think you got it just right.

    Thanks for linking up to Make It Monday this week.

    Michelle :-)

  6. Gorgeous card hun, love the colour & all the sparkle!
    Thank you for joining us at OSAAT this week, good luck!
    Hugs Shell xx

  7. Annette, your box is adorable!! I love your colours.
    Thanks for joining us at OSAAT this week. Good Luck.

  8. Wow Annette this is stunning so beautifully design and I adore that image.
    Lorraine x

  9. a fabulous Winter creation! thanks for joining in with us on the ABC Christmas challenge blog and at CCT too.
    hugs, annie x

  10. What a beautiful box Annette such a pretty image and the blue and purple is fab together and the ribbon is just gorgeous! Thanks for playing along at OSAAT this week.
    Carol Ann xx

  11. Beautiful, beautiful.....I have a couple of these printed and ready to colour...you have given me a reminder to do so. Thanks.

  12. Ohhh Pretty!! I am feeling like a magpie this would look fab under my tree!
    Thanks for joining us at the ABC Christmas Challenge!
    Samantha :0)

  13. Beautiful! I love the image.
    Thank you for joining us at CCT! :)

    Hugs, Vanja

  14. Hi Annette this is gorgeous I love the shade of purple you have used, looking forward to working alongside you as an inkette

  15. Absolutely STUNNING box girl and what amazing colors!! So yummy and the sparkle is just fabulous and adds the right look!! :) HUGS

  16. Hi Annette, this is gorgeous, I love the image and your ribbon is stunning. Hugs Suzanne x

  17. Your gift box is so pretty.Thanks for taking part in this weeks Sweet Stampin Challenge!

  18. Great Christmas box! Thanks so much for joining our Really Reasonable Ribbon challenge.

  19. Hi Annette just popped back to thank you for joining our challenge at Stamping Vacation this month.
    Lorraine x


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