Sunday, October 30, 2011

Zoe Celebrates Easel Card

Hi all, having a wettish weekend here, housework is done, so finally had time play and have another go at colouring a scene using Copics.  I have used the gorgeous image 'Zoe Celebrates' available from Make It Crafty.  I borrowed Morgan's jeans from the ironing pile and added some colourless blender and pressed on the jeans of the image to get a denim effect, also used an old pair of Rosanna's PJ's with the colourless blender and pressed in various places on the sky. 

Did have trouble with the grass couldn't make my mind up what colour looked best so there is a little bit of everything in there lol!  Now DH says it is all too bright but I kinda like it.  Decided she looks very happy, like she has just won the races (Melbourne cup here in Oz this weekend). 

The flowers are hand drawn using multiliners 0.3 green and 0.1 black.

The Happy Birthday chip board was sprayed with copics then clear spica added and then special effects.

The butterflies are from my MS border punch (these are the bits that should be thrown away but I am a hoarder lol) and then added liquid pearls for the body.  The rhinestones (bottom of the tulips) have been coloured using copic YG09.

The flower has been handmade using organza ribbon (think thats what you call it) with a rhinestone brad centre.

Papers Kaisercraft La-Di-Da and SU cardstock.   The cute tortoise ribbon is from Crafty Ribbons.

Copics Used

Hair - E19, 31, 33, 35, 37, 39, Spicas Gold, Peach, Chocolate
Skin - E000, E00, E02, E11, R12, R20, Eyes - spicas Sky Blue, Pitch Black
Clothes - B91, B93, B95, B97, R81, R83, R85, R89, clear spica
Grass - G05, G07, G14, G17, G28, YG05, YG07, YG09, YG17
Sky - C00, C1, C3, B0000, B00, B01, B02. BG0000
Flowers - Multiliners 0.1 black & 0.3 green, RV14, RV63, RV66, V12, V17, Y13, Y18, YR68
and the Magic Colourless Blender 0

ALL Available from the lovely Sammi over in The Mad for Markers Store

I would like to enter the following Challenges:

Copic Oz - Springtime Project
Make It Colourful #39 - Add Texture
Scrapbook Sisters Card Challenge #58  - Anything Goes
Charisma Cardz Challenge #43 - Anything Goes
Make It Monday #61 - Anything Goes    
Crafty Ribbons - Bingo Handmade Embellishment, Ribbon, Gems or Punch/Die, Flowers, Ribbon
The Squirrel and The Fox Challenge #4 - Hats or Flowers

Hope you are all having a wonderful weekend, don't forget to join us in our new Mad for Markers Challenge starting tomorrow, enjoy the rest of your weekend where ever you are in the world, thanks for stopping by, take careX:)

Thursday, October 27, 2011

My first Copic Coloured Popcorn Bear - Birthday Hugs

Hi all, hope you are all well, for my inspiration this week over at the Mad for Markers Blog I have coloured in my first Popcorn Bear, have loved these images for ages, finally bought some from Bizzy Becs and this is how he turned out, kinda pleased with my him and isn't that duck just cute.  Looking forward to having a go at colouring him in purples next lol! The rhinestones are coloured using copics too.

The edges have been sponges using SU Orchid Opulence and Lovely Lilac, I used the Pansy Martha Stewart Punch on purple card then lined the back with yellow card and cut around the pansy shape so I had a coloured centre and finished with rhinestones.

A closer look to show the special effects on the eyes, nose, ducks feet, beak and spots, which were also coloured using the Lavender spica, hard to show the sparkle in a photo.

Copics Used

Bear - E31, 33, 35, 37, 39 & 51
Duck - Y11, 13, 15 & 17
Present - V12, 15, 17, RV63, RV55 & V000
Rhinestones - BV08, Y18 & Y38
Lavender Spica


Midnight Madness Sketch #127 -
Inky Impressions Challenge #30 - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp Challenge - Anything Goes
Make It Monday #60 - Anything Goes
Scrapbook Sisters Challenge #60 - Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments Design Challenge - No Designer Paper

Just going to link these challenges, then better get off to work lol!  Where does the time go!

Thanks for stopping by, look forward to seeing your entries over at our challenge blog, have a FANTASTIC weekend, happy colouring, take careX:)

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Let's Party with Fairy Lili

Hi all, hope you are all well, Sammi is having a couple of weeks off and I had time to play, so made this fun Halloween Party Invitation for our Mad for Markers Blog using 'Fairy Lili' one of my favs from Inky Impressions.  Just love the Ghost around the page Martha Stewart Punch, papers and brads mostly Basic Grey, Metallic purple paper for the embossed background, bat charm from Inky Impressions.  I have given her purple tights to match her beautiful dress.

 A closer look at the Special Effects added to her eyes, lips, hair ties and shoes and the glimmer mist

Copics used
Clothes - YR000, 00, 02, 04, BV00, 01, 02
New Hair Combo - E31, 33, 35, 37
Skin - E000, E00, E11
Eyes - G07
Lips - Lavender Spica


Inky Impressions Challenge #26 - Halloween, Spooky, Trick or Treat
Creatalicious Challenge #27 - Distress Your Edges
Fab N Funky Challenge #95 - Distressed or Torn
Flutter By Wednesday Challenge #176 - Anything Goes
Make It Monday Challenge #60 - Anything Goes
Whoopsi Daisy Challenge - Fairy Magic
One Stitch at a Time Challenge #85 - Emboss It
Allsorts Challenge Blog Week 26 - Halloween Project
Charisma Cardz Challenge #42 - Embossing

Thanks for stopping, enjoy the rest of your week and happy crafting, take careX:)

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Back on the DT over at Mad for Markers

Good Morning all, first I would like to thank Sammi for asking me if I would like to come back on the team, which didn't take much thinking about lol!  Absolutely loved being part of the team, such an amazing bunch of girls, so wonderful to be back. 

Today I thought I would show you a couple more of the projects we made at the Conference, the first is the Mad for Markers Logo on a candle, didn't burn my fingers too much lol!  Thought I would try stripey tights.

 the back
Rosanna's bunny cnndle hopped into the post too lol!  Rosanna made her candle

using the stamp she won playing one of the games, she wasted no time getting it inked lol! I think she did an amazing job.

and finally the front cover of our colouring book, just love this new logo

Copics used
Hair - V09, V17, V20, V25, 
Skin/Eyes - E000, E00, B24, G05
Clothes - R81, R83, R85, R89, B93, B95, B97,
Markers - C2, C3, FYR1, FRV1, FV2, Y06
(think I have remembered them all)

Better get going, granny and I are off to work, then some food shopping, for the teenage sleepover at the weekend.  You may like to see Tuesday's post showing the handbag/purse invitations I made, quite chuffed with them lol!

Thank you for stopping by, happy colouring, take careX:)

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Handbag/Purse Invitations for Rosanna's Birthday, Copic Conference Photos and Grannies 87th Birthday

Hi All, where did last month go!!!


Just had the most FANTASTIC weekend at the Copic Conference in Sydney, took Rosanna and boy did we have fun, laughed so much my sides hurt, ate way too much yummy food, fortunately my trousers were stretchy lol!  And had so much crafty fun!  Was lovely to colour again without the stress of work, cleaning etc!!!  Though that didn't last long when I got back home lol!

Finally got these invitations finished ready for Rosanna's Birthday sleepover on Saturday, so another weekend with very little sleep lol!  These have been created on shiny/metallic cardstock.  I made up the design myself, if anybody is interested I have made a few notes and would be happy to do make a tutorial, just let me know.

Had to make a keepsake for Rosanna (also the guinea pig lol!)  I pleated the ribbon around the edges, and part copic coloured the very edge but we decided we liked the edge as it was!  Kindyglitz the edge of the purse, the flap and swirlled it on the ribbon.  Cream pearl beaded ribbon for the handle. Pearls and rhinestones for decoration.

A different background to show the kindyglitz sparkle and embellishments, 'Rosanna' is written using an Ice White Liquid Pearls Pen

A close up of one of the copic coloured rhinestones

Just had to have a purple one lol!

The invite on SU Vanilla card stock and punched edges

All ten purses and all unique as Rosanna picked the cardstock and said here mum these are the colours, so has been fun matching embellishments lol!

Bizzy Becs Online Store October Challenge - Girls and Pearls

One Stitch at a Time Challenge #83 - Anything Goes

Simon Says Challenge - Sparkle and Bling

Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge #155 - Anything Goes as Long as it Sparkles

Make It Monday #58 - Anything Goes

Crafty Creations Challenge #138 - Create a Crafty Creation

ABC Challenge 'A' - Anything Goes

Creatalicious Challenge # - Anything Goes

Copic Convention

The girls, (Sammi's photo) just borrowed it lol!  There are so many more on Mad for Markers Facebook.
The Girls sitting for lunch, boy were we spoilt!! 
Sharyn, Philippa, Emma, Rosanna, Amanda, Margie, Leigh, Jean, Soule, Me, Alicia, Ashlee, Gin (and Sammi taking the photo)

Girls Night In Tattoos

Now match the hand with the face below lol!  Not the best of me but, wonderful of everyone else.

Group colouring (game we played using two dice) Fantastic fun

Our Copic Queen Sammi Demonstrating her Fantastic Fast Copic Colouring Skills

Just love this photo of Rosanna and I, thanks Sammi!

Finally Granny (Edward's mum Margaret) is with us for eight weeks (on holiday from England), been out tonight celebrating her 87th Birthday, we took her to the Thai restaurant in Laverton, had a wonderful banquet, (full again lol! had a wonderful time!  She is one remarkable lady, fit as a fiddle!  Celebrated with a bottle of fizz when we got home (Rosanna and Morgan's fizz was Lemonade)

Sorry I haven't been around too much lately, but time seems to be getting the better of me amongst other things, but will catch up with you all very soon.  Off to bed now lol!

Thank you so much for stopping by, hope you and your family are all well, happy crafting, take care, AnnetteX:)