Thursday, January 26, 2012

Happy Australia Day and My First Six Fold Card using Lizzie Finger Painting and Sammi's Australia Day giveaway

G'day all and HAPPY AUSTRALIA DAY for those of you in OZ!  So pleased it isn't has hot as Mon/Tues lol!

Hope you are all well, DH is at work but hoping finish earlier so we can have a BBQ and play some family games etc.  We will wait and see lol!

Saw this tutorial over at Splitcoaststampers and just had to give it a try.

I have used the super cute 'Lizzie Finger Painting' from Inky Impressions and coloured her using V20, V25, BV21 and C01. 

This is the card opened up

Added another Purple Lizzie lol!  And a couple of sentiments, kept it fairly plain as the paper is beautiful and sparkly.  Added glossy accents to the eyes and paint.

sentiments from an SU set

Copics, multiliner (to darken the eyes) and spicas (pink, Silver and Clear)

all the above are available from The Mad for Markers Store along with the Xpress It double sided tape and foam mount tape, don't forget you still have a few days to enter our New Colour Combo Challenge this month.

Challenges I would like to enter:

Copic OZ Colour Challenge
Simon Says Challenge - Anything Goes
Make It Monday Linky Party #73
Stamptacular Sunday Challenge #148 - Seeing Spots
Lets Ink It Up Challenge #19 - Anything Goes
Stamps R Us Challenge - Just Kidding

Our super talented DT Boss Lady Sammi has been drawing and has produced these Cool Aussie Day images, if you send her an email with your choice she will send it to you, more info here

Thanks for stopping by, happy crafting and take careX:)

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Zentangle Doodling with Copics and a Birthday Card

Hi all, hope you are all well.

How many of you doodle when you are on the phone or sat thinking lol! Today I would like to show you my first time at Zentangle using Copic Multiliners available from The Mad for Markers Store. The colours are part of a set Cobalt, Olive, Sepia and Wine nib 0.3.

A Birthday card for Morgan's Birthday on Sunday he will be a teenager (13), that makes two in the house, going to be fun lol!  Now still not sure about the doodling, definately different lol!  Think the card is growing on me, just hope Morgan likes it.

Copics used to colour Surfer Ian available from the Mad for Markers Store

+ B0000, B000, B00, B01, B02 for the background around the sentiment, it looked too white

I would like to enter the following Challenges:
Copic Oz Challenge - Summer
Lets Ink It Challenge #19 - Anything Goes
Bizzy Bec's Store January Challenge - Anything Goes
Inky Impressions Challenge 42 (IIC42) - Shape It Up
Crafty Sentiments Challenge - Anything Goes
Stamps R Us Challenge - Just Kidding Around
Make It Monday Linky Party #72

Some of the Zentangle Doodling on the card

A Birthday sentiment

A flower using olive and wine

 A heart border using black

I thought I would colour the Birthday Greeting in bold colours that I wouldn't normally put together, which fits in with our New Colour Combo Challenge this month. Pop over and see what gorgeous coloured creations the DT have created as well as the gorgeous entries so far.

Copics and Multi liners used

Have you heard about the Copic celebrating 20 years in Australia, there is a reward system happening until 30th June 2012 for copic markers and refils bought they carry points, then you can choose a gift that reflects your points, I'm saving for this AWESOME Copic Carry Case
Full details here

Thank you for visiting, happy colouring and doodling lol!   Take careX:)

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Happy New Year and a new challenge over at Mad for Markers

Hi all, hope you are well and had a wonderful break with you family/friends, ours was lovely, just a little hot on some days, with a little work in between, have been busy spring cleaning, Edward has made me some new cupboards in the garage so pleased it now looks much tidier to have everything hidden lol!

Our new Mad for Markers Challenge is a 'New Colour Combination' AND we are going back to monthly challenges.  My mojo seems to have disappeared so I am going to cheat and show a couple of creations from the past showing what were new colour combos to me then.

Bright Purples and Oranges


Hair - V12, V15, V17, YR00, YR02, YR04 & 0
Skin & face - E000, E00, B26, R20, & Lilac Spica for the eyeshadow
Choker and dress BV01, BV02, BV04, BV08 & Gold Spica
Spotted Outside, V0000, V000, V01, V12

Blue Green, Orange and Pink


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

Some exciting news coming soon 12 new colour sketch markers will be coming soon, will let you know when Sammi has them in her Mad for Markers Store

We look forward to seeing your new colour combos over at our challenge blog, don't forget to stop by each day there, to see what gorgeous inspiration the DT have for you.

Thank you for stopping by, wishing you all a fun and healthy 2012, take careX:)

p.s.  Our new cupboards, it is the simple things in life that keep us happy lol!