Tuesday, May 3, 2011

My Last Post for Mad for Markers

Hi all

It is with sadness that I have stepped down from my DT positions, so this is my last post for Mad for Markers, I have been with Sammi for a year (where did it go), I have had a wonderful crafting journey, learnt so much and met some beautiful blogging buddies! Lucky enough to meet some in person when helping Sammi at Paperific.  I am sure gonna miss you girls!!!:(  You are an amazing talented bunch of crafters and lots of fun too!

They reason why:

For sometime now I have fancied having my own craft store and finally took the plunge and l am hoping to buy a craft business, I have never run a store before, so have much too learn and will be spending time with the owner learning as much as possible.  We will have to move house if all goes to plan so in trying to get the house and garden ready to sell, all the travelling, working for Edward, plus Rosanna and Morgan, I just don't have the time to fulfill my DT duties properly.  So keep your fingers crossed everything goes to plan. I will still be around in blog land (hopefully with a creation or two) if not just looking at the gorgeous creations you all make.

Onto our new challenge over at  Mad for Markers is colouring grey, now this was a challenge for me as I have never done this before, so here is my attempt I have used this image and sentiment from The Greeting Farm Set 'A Journey', which I thought was just perfect.  (This came in my blog candy stash from Debbie, thank you).  You do not have to colour all your image grey if you don't want, just use some grey copics somewhere on your creation, your papers don't have to be grey either, I think my mood was grey at the time, so everything was grey lol!

All papers are SU, distressed all the edges, image stamped on XPress Blending Card, the background was created dotting around the image with the grey copics.

 Copics  C00, C01, C03, C5, C7 (never used so few copics before lol!)

We have some new members to the team and the lovely Bron will be filling my Tuesday post over at Mad for Markers so don't forget to stop by and see the wonderful inspiration each day from the DT.

Copics and Xpress It Blending Card as well as LaLa Land Stamps and The Greeting Farm Images are all available from Sammi over at the Mad for Markers Store.


Inspirational Card Sketches Challenge #112 
Make It Monday Linky Party #35 - Michelle's place to share your creations
By The Cute and Girly May Challenge - Anything Goes

Being British just had to share this photo of such a beautiful couple, just for any of you who haven't seen it yet lol!  I remember watching his parents get married nearly 30 years ago, where does the time go!  Now I do feel old!!  Didn't Kate look gorgeous and William so handsome!

Now better get moving off to the other side of the city, Dandenong South, to pick up a load of metal, so catch up with you all soon.

Thank you for visiting, Happy Crafting, take careX:)


  1. Congrats again on the shop purchase. Can't wait to maybe come and visit when all is settled.

    Wonderful card. Love the image. Coloured to perfection.

  2. Hello Annette.Goodness you will be busy for a while . Good luck with your venture . Do so hope you will pop in from time to time .Love your card with its most unusual colouring
    Thanks for sharing and linking to Make it Monday .

  3. Ooooh Annette - how exciting for you!!! You MUST email me the address of your new shop so I can cme and visit sometime - and if it's close I may move in LOL. I think it's AWESOME you are following your dream!!!!

  4. It's so exciting for you ... so sad for me! lol.. you will be missed greatly! I am however looking forward to coming to visit the shop one day!! :D

  5. Voi miten kaunis kortti sinulla on tänään!
    Kiitos osallistumisesta ICS-haasteeseen tällä viikolla ja oikein paljon onnea arvontaan!! :)
    Ihanaa ja aurinkoista viikkoa sinulle sinne-meillä täällä on KYlmää --hrr--;))

  6. That is a gorgeous card Annette! Looks so great, love the monochrome!!
    Big Hugs Kristel

  7. Beautiful card! Wasn't the wedding wonderful!:0)
    Thanks for playing at ICS xx

  8. This card looks fantastic in monocrome!!
    Hugs Nicolet

  9. What a darling card Annette!! I love the black and white colors!! :) I'm sad that you won't be on the teams any longer, but I am so so excited for you on this adventure hun!! I wish you all of the best!! Please don't be a stranger!! HUGS

  10. Annette...what an exciting time in your life...yes, I am slightly jealous...how wonderful to run a craft store...wishing you all the best in the future. Love your card...you have done such a wonderful job with the colouring. Thanks to for the fun package that arrived in my mailbox this morning. I love every bit of it. Especially the glittery papers they were really shining as I looked at them in the sunshine in my yard. Good luck.

  11. Just beautiful and your colouring AMAZING....just brilliant for your first go at it!!! BTW Congrats on your new store,I wish you much happiness and a successful business!!

  12. I love your card! I saw it at "Make it Monday" and am a follower now.

    Hugs. Gerda

  13. I love your card Annette and am so sad you are leaving M4M. I will miss you. Hope the house and garden plans are going well. I wish you all the very best with craft shop. let me know if you go online and I would love to support you.
    Alicia xx

  14. Good Luck and Best wishes for your new business!
    Great card. It is refreshing to see a completly different use of colour.
    Thank you for entering the By the Cute and Girly Anything Goes Challenge.

  15. Annette Such exciting new for you!! I do hope that all goes well and your business will be blessed with great success! :)

  16. Congrats on your new endeavors Annette! I wish you nothing but success! This card is darling :) Surely you will be missed.

  17. Congrats!!! Love the card. Yes, I remember the wedding 30 years ago..... time does fly. This wedding was gorgeous!

  18. Congrats on your new endeavor Annette!! I hope all goes well for you!!! Your card is beautiful!! I just love the black and white and the darling image. I am sure they will miss you on your dt's.

  19. Hi Annette

    Oh I miss you already, sniff, sniff!!

    I am so excited for you though, you are going to be living the dream girl!!

    Your card is so fabulous, I love that embossed background.

    Thank you for sharing with us at Make It Monday this week.

    Michelle :-)

  20. Hi Annette

    Wow!! I am way behind the times with you .. sorry about that.

    But when I do arrive what fantastic news!!

    Well done on going for your dream. I wish you every success. Lots of hard work and excitement ahead of you but it will all be worth it I am sure.

    You are certainly going out with a bang with your last DT card. Stunning!!!

    All the best for the future Annette.

    Love Jules xx

  21. super card.
    Good on you starting a craft shop,wishing you the very best,would visit but it's a bit far..lol..janex

  22. great card! I have never done grey colouring.

    good luck in your new venture, wishing you much sucess!!!
    love n hugs
    teen xx

  23. Annette... You will be an awesome store owner and I look forward to hearing from you once in awhile! I do understand not being able to keep up with online duties and blog following, as Michael and I have started our own site! It would be so nice if you could pop in once in while and say Hi! I am going to miss you! Hugs to you and your family! (I am proud of you for taking the leap of faith into this new endeavor!!!) www.PaperCreationsInk.com

    I can't wait to find out what store is yours and if you ship over seas to us here in the US!!!

    Have a wonderful week! Happy Creating! Sara

  24. Congrats Annette! I think is would be fabulous to own your own store! Just imagine... surrounded with all that magical stuff!
    You will be missed on DT!

  25. Congrats to you!

    I love how you colored this image! I saw this challenge and was intimidated. Beautiful job!

  26. Wow Annette, I just got online and saw you are buying your own craft store. Where will it be. Will come and do some shopping. Good luck. xx

  27. Wow...your monochromatic card is stunning.



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