Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Mad for Markers Challenge and Copicendium

Hi all

Hope you have all had a wonderful break.  Sorry no creation today, been busy working, overdue gardening and house stuff.  Hope to be back soon with some sad (don't worry) news but also some exciting happy news, all will be revealed soon.

Just wanted to remind you all that you still have a few days to enter our Mad for Markers Challenge this month which is to use Copic Colours from the following Colour Families YR, RV and BG.       
Also a reminder about Sammi's 'Copicendium' which is a mini-magazine/ ideas booklet to be produced by M4M - devoted solely to the use of Copic markers.  How exciting, check out HERE for full details, she is looking for submissions etc.

Don't forget if you post our Ad Sidebar or post (or both) about Copicendium WITH a link back to the (M4M) blog, for your chance to win a copy of the latest Copic swatch book, three sketch markers and a copy of Copicendium (when released) Mr Linky is over on the Mad for Markers Inspiration Blog HERE.

Thanks for visiting, happy crafting, take careX:)

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Flower Lili Notebook Cover

Hi all,

I would like to show you this front cover I have made for a notebook I have use the cute 'Flower Lili' image available from Nicole at The Inky Impressions Store.  Inky Impressions is sponsoring Inspirational Card Sketches this week so I have used their sketch.

A close look at this gorgeous girl, coloured using copics, THE NEW Colours LOL!  Mr Postie left for me today, (thanks Sammi (Mad for Markers) for the Express Postage) lovely pressie to come home too (just had to play lol), look at those sparkly nails using Spica pens.

 I didn't have a suitable sentiment so added these words, my writing is so not the best lol!

Added some flowers ribbons on every other ring so they didn't look too cluttered


You still have time to enter our Flower Challenge over on the Inky Challenge Blog , we so love seeing your gorgeous creations.


Inspirational Card Sketches Challenge #111 - Sketch  

they also have a blog hop going on with lots of lovely prizes

C.R.A.F.T. Challenge 99 - Flowers
Flutter By Wednesday Challenge #151 - Open as long as you use a Butterfly, Fairy or Angel

Whoopsi Daisy Challenge - Free and Easy
By the Cute and Girly - April - Cute and Girly

Shall get linked up and so hope not to get distracted in blog land, with all those gorgeous creations, as I am one tired girl lol!  DH has already gone to bed and I promised I would only be another half hour lol!

Wishing you and your families a Happy Easter, take careX:)

Mad for Markers - Copicendium Mini Magazine

Hi all, just to let you know about the new exciting fun coming to Mad for Markers

Now I have cut and pasted and these are our Lovely Sammi's words

Good morning, I am excited today to be able to reveal more about that project I mentioned earlier in the week ... Copicendium ... is a mini-magazine/ ideas booklet to be produced by M4M - devoted solely to the use of Copic markers... HUGE Thanks to Tracey Feeger for creating the gorgeous card partially shown on the Magazine cover/ advertisement... using Creeper Harlow from The Greeting Farm's Creepin' Kit!

Would you like more ideas on using Copics?
Want to see more Copic'ed creations in print?
Want to know everything there is to know and more?,
well this little mini- mag is another step in that direction, providing a range of Copic projects, tutorials and ideas for your viewing/ flicking pleasure!

Copicendium will be an A5 booklet ... scheduled to be available in late June... We will therefore be accepting Submissions* and Advertising* up until 20th May!

We are looking for creations using Copics .. from beginners to advanced colourers!

This first issue - we are particularly looking for:
- creations using Copic coloured digi images
- pictures of your Copic storage solutions
- Scrapbooking projects incorporating Copics.

Please email your submissions to sales@madformarkers.com.au

* We do ask that you only send NEW creations that have not been published online or in print .. and that you will not publish in either until after Copicendium is released.

* Please be prepared to send through instructions, a product list and most importantly the Copic colour codes you used in your project (on acceptance).

* Please also be prepared to send your project to us (with a self addressed envelope should you want it returned to you)!

We have limited room set aside in Copicendium for stamp companies wishing to purchase some advertising... please contact Sammi at Sales@madformarkers.com.au if you are interested/ would like more information!

We would love to get the word out there about Copicendium, so we would love it if you would
post our Ad - or a blurb about Copicendium WITH a link back here  the (M4M) blog...on your blogs... once you have done so come back and link your name in here for your chance to win a copy of the latest Copic swatch book, three sketch markers and a copy of Copicendium (when released)

Mr Linky is over on the Mad for Markers Inspiration Blog HERE

Thanks for visiting, happy crafting and HAPPY EASTER, take careX:)

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Mad for Markers Colour Challenge and DT call

Hi all, Tuesday again already!  Continuing our Mad for Markers Challenge this month we would love you to use Copic Colours from the following Colour Families YR, RV and BG.      

Today I have used Fleur Anya, coloured of course with my copics lol!  The dollie has been airbrushed (thanks Sammi), I have coloured the flowers using copics (but only the centre of the peach flower)

A side view to capture the spica colours dotted to the centre of the flowers and in her hair


Skin - E000, E00, E11, R20
Hair - E31, E33, E35, E37, Spica Gold
Dress - R81, R83, R85
Flowers - BG10, BG11, BG13, YR00, YR02, YR04, Spicas Orange and Turquoise

Paper Flowers - BG10, BG11, BG13, YR02, YR04
Dollie - RV06

Papers - Kaisercraft 6.5" Paper Pad Bubblegum Hills Collection
Sentiment - Inky Impressions

Don't forget our COLOUR Conference in October full details here.

Also Sammi is now stocking LaLa Land Stamps and The Greeting Farm Images as well as all your Copic requirements.

We are also having a DT call, so if you fancy having fun colouring with us girls check here for full details.

Papertake Weekly Challenge - Truly Dimensional
Whoopsi Daisy Challenge - Free and Easy

Thank you for visiting, happy crafting, take careX:)

Monday, April 18, 2011

My Inky Mini Candy Winner

Just a quick post to announce the winner of my mini Inky Hop Candy

I have used random.org and number four came up and that number is you Merry!!!  Congratulations!!!

Please let me have your snail mail address and I will get posted, take careX:)

Friday, April 15, 2011

Inky Impressions New Release Blog Hop

Hi all, Happy Friday and welcome to the Inky Impressions ROCKIN' Blog Hop!! 

The Inkettes are putting on this blog hop to show you some really FUN new rubber stamp releases that have just come out!! There are three total new rubber stamps. They are called:

*Rock-n-Roll Donnie* (pictured in banner)

*Lizzie's Finger Painting*

*Zoe's Birthday Cupcake*

plus one new sentiment *Happy Birthday Cupcake*

(You can also find these new critters along with other recent releases in the "animals" section of the Inky Impressions store too!)

This blog hop begins TODAY, Friday April 15th at 7:00 AM (EST) and will end on Sunday, April 17th at noon (EST)...so don't miss out on the fun and prizes!! The Winner will be announced on the Inky Impressions Inspirational Blog...so be sure to check back to see if you're a winner! For the prize, one lucky winner will receive TWO of the new released images you see today along with a sentiment stamp and some yummy embellishments!!....Now doesn't that just ROCK?!! So please be sure you leave a comment on EVERY blog hop stop along the way and finish to the end for your chance to win!!

If you have come here by the way of The Inky Impressions Inspirational Blog, then you are in the RIGHT place and need to keep on hopping. If you've happened to come here randomly and would like to join in with us, then please start from the beginning of the blog hop HERE at the Inky Impressions Inspirational Blog.

For my blog hop creation, I've used Zoe's Birthday Cupcake and made this sweet birthday card, for my friend in England who will be 50 next month and loves dogs and cakes.  I have coloured her using my Copics and Spica Pens and coloured on Xpress It Blending Card.

This is a 3d Birthday cake I made on the inside of the cake, all papers are DCWV The Sweet Glitter Stack and used Glitter for the icing and Stickles for the flame though it seems to blend in with the cupcakes lol!  The gorgeous cupcake ribbon is from Crafty Ribbons.

A closer look at Zoe to show the Special effects on her eyes, nose, hat, stool, plate and party blower, spica pens on the cake and streamers

Now to continue ROCKIN' along this blog hop, you will need to check out the lovely Tanya's Blog next...

Thanks so much for joining the Inkettes Rockin' blog hop today!! We hope that you'll be inspired with our creations using these darling new releases!!

And finally, here is a complete list of the blog hop in order in case you get lost somewhere along the way:

The Inky Impressions Inspirational Blog - START HERE!!
Inky Impressions Challenge Blog - END HERE!!

and to celebrate the new DT and being asked to stay on for another term (YIPPEE) I have a little blog candy my DD raided my stash and came up with this, these ribbons are gorgeous (from Crafty Ribbons).  Winner will be chosen by random.org after the finish of the blog hop and announced here on my blog.


Copic Creations Challenge 48 - Your Favourate Paper for Copic Colouring (Xpress It Blending Card)
A Spoon Full of Sugar Challenge 147 - All Creatures Great and Small

Thank you for visiting, happy crafting, have a wonderful weekend, take careX:)

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Exciting news and Lili's Easter Basket

Hi all, first still happy dancing the 'Lets Ink It Up DT' chose my 'Lili's Birthday Cake with Candles as the winner for their Challenge #11, so chuffed!  Thank you girls, cheered me up as my mojo has been awol just lately!

Even more exciting news I have been asked to stay for another five months on the Inky Impressions DT along with Sammi and Vicky WOO HOO!!!!  How lucky am I!!  So lucky to be on two of my dream teams!!!  We now have some more gorgeous Inkettes and will be having a blog hop on Friday so you can meet these talented ladies.

Back to business time for another challenge with the Inkettes and our lovely new Inkette Jackie would love you to have flowers as part of your creation.  I have made an Easter basket based on this tutorial here.  I have used the gorgeous image 'Lili's Egg Hunt'  and filled the basket with these beautiful sweet peas from our garden.

A view from the back, I tried adding flowers to the handle but they clashed too much with this gorgeous Basic Grey flowery paper, so added a beautiful purple bow and butterfly

This is a closer look Lili to show the special effects on her hairband, eyes, shoes and the eggs, kindyglitz was added to the edge of the purple card and to the butterfly along with pearl

For the first time I have coloured a sky and grass and have to say I am chuffed with my first attempt, the sky
is blue but perhaps I need to be brave and go a darker shade of blue.


Copic Oz - Easter Challenge
Sundays with Chrisy Challenge #16 - Springs is in the air or baby
Lets Ink It Up Challenge #12 - Easter
Stamps R Us - Easter Theme
Make It Monday Linky Party #32
Cute and Girly Challenge - Cute and Girly
Allsorts Challenge Blog Week 98 - Anything but a Square
BasicGrey Fortnightly Challenge #41 - More than one Fold
Creative Inspirations Challenge #107 - Easter
Stamping Vacation Special Month Challenge - April
Thank you for visiting, happy crafting, take careX:)

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Mojo AWOL, just a reminder about our Mad for Markers Colour Challenge

Hi all

Sorry no creation today, my mojo has gone AWOL, done some colouring but just can't put it together, been a hectic few days.  Just not feeling 100%.  It will soon pass!!  Rained all night last night and still raining now, that doesn't help lol!  Hope you are all well wherever you are. 

Your still have nearly two weeks to enter our Mad for Markers Challenge this month we would love you to use Copic Colours from the following Colour Families YR, RV and BG.     

Don't forget our COLOUR Conference in October full details here.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Inky Impressions meets Crafty Ribbons

Hi all,

This is my second post for today, please check out the Mad for Markers Paperific Post, lots of  fantastic photos from the show.
Today I would like to show you this candle I have decorated using the cute image 'Joseph and Lynette's First Date' with this beautiful sentiment, both available from Nicole at The Inky Impressions Store

Thought this would make a lovely wedding anniversary/valentines gift.

Also I made this corner bookmark a little while ago but never posted here, using 'Lili stuffed Bunny' thought it would make a great Easter gift.  This was also for the Crafty Ribbons Easter Challenge, using their ribbons.  This store is based in the UK, the staff are just wonderful and there is a HUGE selection of ribbons!!!   Gorgeous buttons which I have just won some on their Friday Freebie last week.  This is a link to their blog they have lots of fun going on Friday Freebies as well as Ribbon Tutorials  This is a link to their store.

The cute bunny charm and brad are available from Nicole at The Inky Impressions Store

also made this cute little tag

I am going to Link Up to Michelle's Make It Monday Linky Party #31 a place to share your creations - Michelle is having a DT call at the moment, full details on her blog here

Don't forget our fun Die Cut's Challenge over at the Inky Challenge Blog you still have a week to enter, have a wonderful week, happy crafting, take careX:)

Mad for Markers at Paperific and our new challenge

Hi all

Hope you are all well, we had a FANTASTIC time at Paperific on our Mad for Markers Stall, wonderful to meet up with Sammi again.  Met her lovely DH Guy (chief till operator) finally met the gorgeous Tracey off our DT, along with Chris and Cassandra (both M4M DT girls) and our two of our April GD's Honor and Ashlee.  Also got to meet in person Marcia (originally The Stamp Spot) along with the gorgeous Debbie P shopping with Kellie and Kristy.

 First thing Friday, Tracey, Sammi and Guy

Tracey, Sammi, Me and Guy (Friday's crew) Emma stopped by too (sorry Em haven't got your pick)

The lovely Cassie and Honor

Mary, Sammi, Marcia, Tracey, Me and Rosanna (Saturday's crew with our visitor Marcia)

Rosanna drawing in the crowds, Queen Spica seller, she had a ball, so proud of her, even did demos with the air compressor

Thank you Sammi, love this photo (Rosanna looking longingly at the Spica Pens), don't think there are many we don't have lol!

My photo with Debbie P didn't turn out too wellX:(  Hopefully Sammi has one

Whilst at the show I got to play I mean demonstrate the air compressor (don't have one yet lol).  It was great fun spraying dollies and chipboard, here are some samples

Sprayed with a colour then sprayed spica to get the added sparkle

Finally for our Mad for Markers Challenge this month we would love you to use Copic Colours from the following Colour Families YR, RV and BG, I have used the cute Marci from LaLa Land Crafts now available at the Mad for Markers Store along with The Greeting Farm Images.

Took me forever to find the right papers wanted blue green colours, just didn't have any lol!


Skin - E000, E00, E11
Hair - E31, E33, E35, E37
Panda - RV0000, RV00, RV02
Clothes etc - BG10, BG11, BG13, C, RV21, RV23, YR00, YR02 and 0

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!!)

Would like to enter this in the challenge over at The Creative Card Crew Blog - For a Child

Thank you for visiting, happy crafting, take careX:)