Tuesday, March 29, 2011

WOO HOO Intermediate Copic Certification, Blog Makeover and new Mad for Marker Challenge and news

Hi all

Hope you are all well, FIRST A HUGE THANKYOU TO SAMMI!!  My gorgeous talented DT buddy and boss, revamped my blog, as you know I am a little technically challenged with computers, so chuffed with what she had done, PURPLICIOUSX:)

Had an AMAZING day yesterday with the talented Mandi-Lee, was very lucky to do Intermediate Copic Certification with 19 other ladies, the first Intermediate course in Australia WOO HOO and we had a fantastic day, which flew by way, way to fast!!!  Mandi-Lee is an AMAZING teacher, she makes everything so understandable!  You can visualise what she is saying, then you get to have a practice and voila there it is in ink on paper!!
Now how special, a PURPLE Certificate with a matching purple badge!!!  Do you think they know how much I like Purple lol!

Forgot to take my camera, so Johnny (from X-Press Graph-X Supplies) their blog here, took this with my mobile phone, looked o.k. when small, just a little blurry when blown up, but I think you get the gist of it lol! 

Hopefully I am allowed to show you this as I am so chuffed with it, many of you know I do not have an art background, can't draw to save my life but, always loved colouring and have been inspired to learn by seeing all you talented bunch in blogland.
Some of what we were taught was, Shading, Shadows, Cast Shadows, colour, skin tones and this is my first face where I have managed to create the impression that a nose is there as well as shadows in the right places.  Is is almost like she is looking right at you.  She isn't quite finished yet, but I am so chuffed with her, think I might have said that already lol!

What we learnt at Standard Certification was a fantastic, but this course took colouring to another level for me, so can't wait to practice, my head is buzzing at the moment lol!  As is Edward's after listening to me waffle on last night lol!  We received a manual for future reference as well as a goodie bag.

This is my certificate from The Project Certification I took earlier this month, more info found here on my post dated 15th March.

Mandi-Lee and Kathy have more courses scheduled, you can find a list of dates and link to register on their Copic Oz blog as well as a fun challenge each month. 

Now this is the tag I made at the project class, left it till today to promote LALA Land Craft Stamps are now available at Sammi's Mad for Markers along with TGF stamps.

Our new Mad for Markers Challenge started yesterday and we challenge you to use Copic Colours from the following Colour Families YR, RV and BG, we can't wait to see you colourful creations.

Now don't forget Mad for Markers will be at Paperific on 1-3 April - with the full range of Ciao and Sketch markers as well as THE April release of The Greeting Farm stamps including the NEW Creeper kit!

I shall be there (Fri & Sat), along with Sammi, her DH and other blogging buddies, we sure would love you to pop by and say hi!

Finally Don't forget our COLOUR Conference in October deposits need to be in by April 7th.  Details here.

Guaranteed to be a fun weekend - a chance to colour, learn and be inspired.. and there might be a few goodies up for grabs during the weekend (as well as a chance to SHOP!!)
Thank you for visiting, happy crafting, take careX:)
p.s. will be blog hopping later tonight to catch up on what you have all been upto over the weekend, I do have some more exciting news but that will have to wait for another day lol!


  1. Wowww congrats Annette! Love the tag you made!
    Hugs Kristel

  2. WOW what a GORGEOUS tag and the colours are beautiful!!! WOW love what you did in your copics class,it looks AMAZING......I hope I get a chance to do that class!!

  3. Sounds like you had a fantastic time and so love the colouring on the face. So very clever.

  4. Congratulations on getting your certification and all the other awards. Loved the face you made. Wonderful coloring.

  5. Wow Annette I am in awe, this is brilliant news congratulations.
    Lorraine x

  6. THAT is just amazing!! I've never taken a Copics class, but would LOVE to get that opportunity some day. I LOOVE my Copics =) Congrats!! And thanks for stopping by today!

  7. Congrats Annette. Looks like you had a wonderful time at your classes. Your coloring is wonderful. Love the tag.

  8. Ooooh Annette this looks FANTASTIC! I am sooooo Jealous!!! Sounds like you had a Gret day and learn't so much. Can't wait to see more of your coloring with what you've learnt!


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