Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Mad For Markers Wednesday!

Well it is Challenge time again at Mad For Markers and this fortnights challenge we want you to use colors from the one family. Now I have to admit that I my card this week is not completely from one color family, sorry Sammi!! But if you head over to the M4M Blog you will see some gorgeous cards that are all from the one color group. And come back next week where I promise to have my one color family card for you. Now you have until Sunday the 9th of May to get your entries in and the winner of this challenge will get a $10 voucher to spend at Mad For Markers. Mad For Markers is now also selling to New Zealand, so if you are looking for some copics and are from New Zealand, you can now order from Mad For Markers all your copic addiction needs...hehe!

So I have done this card for a friend of mine who has had a little boy last week and am hoping to go and see her later this week. I just love babies!! So onto my card,  I have sprayed some Caramel Apple Shimmer Mist across the top and bottom of this card to help it blend with the rest of the colors. I also didn't have the right colored pearls or hat pin, so I have colored them with my copics to match. Now very soon we will have a tutorial over at the M4M blog on how to color embellishments using your copics, so stay tuned for that, you won't want to miss it!

Copic Colors
Hair - E47, E55, E53
Skin - E11, E00, R20
Baby's Hair - E47, E55
Baby's Blanket - B97, B95, B93
Mum's Dress - E55, E53, E51

I have entered this card into A Spoon Full of Sugar Challenge - 3D

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Sammi's Blog Candy!

Sammi has an awesome Blog Candy on offer to say thanks to all her loyal blog followers and show her appreciation for the friendships and encouragements she receives from all of you she'd like to give away some candy and it's well worth entering for....

What is included?? A Clear stamp of Bonnie from Spesch stamps, some Christina Re paper, card pack, silhouette stickers and buckles, a pack of 15 sheets of Neenah Classic Crest Solar White Super Smooth paper, a pink Spica pen, a white gel pen (just like the one I use ALL the time) and some double sided tape. She'll also add in some stamped images from the Magnolia Spring Kit :D

What to do in order to be included in the draw???
  1. Become a follower (if you are not yet)
  2. Post a link to my candy on your own blog
  3. Add your name to Mister Linky below - with the link to your post about this candy.
  4. If you are already a follower please add your name again as a 2nd link for another chance at winning.
This candy is open to everyone - international entrants welcome also. If you don't have a blog enter my blog address and email me your name/ details.

open until May 11th at 5pm

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

M4M Red Hair Coloring Tutorial

Hi There, it's Wednesday, which means it's Mad For Markers Day. So here is my Red Hair Coloring tutorial that I have put together for M4M. Now I do have to add that I am not Copic Certified, although in only a few short weeks I will be certified as I have got a spot in the very first Certification class being held in Melbourne next month...YAY!!!! I am sooooo excited and can't wait. Now back to my tutorial, sorry just had to share my very exciting this is just the way that I color my Red heads, there are plenty of different color combos you can use, but this is the one that I use.

Copic Colors Used
E09, E08, E17

So first up take your E09 and color a small section of the top and bottom of the fringe, like in the photo below. Then still using you E09 put a little bit of color through the rest of the hair. As this is your darkest color I used it to add color where you would get shadow at the back of the neck.

Next up take your E17 and color a little more of the top and bottom of your fringe, like in the photo below. And then again add some more color into the rest of the hair. I tend to stay close to where I have put the E09. See the photo below.

Next up take your E08 and color the rest of the top and bottom of the fringe, leaving a small line of white across the middle of the fringe, like in the photo below. Then still using your E08 color the rest of the hair blending as you go. I like to blend using small circles. After you have finished blending go back with your white gel pen and add in some highlights through the back of the hair.

So there you have your finished Red Head. I have to admit that this is my all time favourite Red combo. I hope you have enjoyed this tutorial and if you have any qestions please feel free to ask away. Also if you head over to the Mad For Markers Store, the amazing Sammi has my Red Hair colors on special for the rest of this week, so pop on over and grab them if you don't have them!
Have a great Wednesday and Happy Coloring!

Friday, April 16, 2010

Time for my Exciting News!!!

I got an email the other day from the amazing Kristy from AnyaInk asking if I wanted to be this weeks Guest DT for AnyaInk. Well there was no need to think about it...I sent an email straight back saying YES!! And the best part was that this fortnight's challenge at AnyInk is Pink and Sparkly, it couldn't get any better, bling and my favourite color in the whole wide world, Pink of course! So anyway thank-you so much Kristy for asking me to be your guest DT and here is my Pink and Sparkly card for AnyaInk. Don't forget to go and check out the rest of the DT's amazing cards!

Copics Used
Face: E000, E00, E11, R20
Top and Hair Ties: BG15, BG18, BG11
Hair and Skirt: RV00, RV14, RV23
Boots: R20, R32, R35
I also used Kindy Glitz on Amelia's earings, boots and necklace. I also used Glimmer Mist Dazzling Diamonds across the picture, which gives it a gorgeous glimmer up close and personal, but is hard to see in the photo, so you will just have to take my word for it that it is super shimmery!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Mad For Markers Wednesday

Well today is Wednesday, which means it's my Mad for Markers day. Don't forget that M4M is holding their first ever challenge and it is still going. You have until Saturday the 17th of April to get your entry in.

 So here is some more challenge inspiration for you.

Copics Used
Hair: BG 11, BG15, BG18
Skin: E000, E00, E11, R20
Eyes: G00
Tail: R20, R35
Other: Y000, Y11, B000, B00, B02, RV00 

Now I have some very exciting news to share with you on Friday...Can't wait to tell you!!! So make sure to come back on Friday so I can share my news with you!

Sunday, April 11, 2010

TGF Battle Round 3 - The Scrapbook Page!

Well thanks to Frans amazing easel card the Down Under Divas has made it through to round 3 in the TGF battle. So this weeks challenge was a Scrapbook Page so I decided to take on the challenge. Now I haven't scrapped for about 12 months, so this was the perfect opportunity for me to get back into it, and I have to say that I really enjoyed it. This picture is of my gorgeous twin girls Lily and Charlotte. Now it is not very often that I get them to sit still long enough to get a picture of them together, but for some reason this day they were very co-operative and this picture was the result. I absolutely love this picture of them!

I have added this close up picture of my Princess Anya's so that you can see the glimmer mist I have added to them. It's a bit hard to see it on the big picture, but it has a gorgeous glimmer to it up close and personal.
So if you head over to here, you can leave us your vote to help us get through to the next round!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Mad For Markers Challenge #1

Mad For Markers is holding their first ever challenge and we would love for you to join in. It is a color challenge and the colors are : R20, E00 & BG15. If you don't have the exact colours that's OK - subsititute something close by! We'd still love for you to enter! 

Here is my piece of inspiration for you! the Copic Colors are listed below.

Copic Colors:
Baby's Skin: E11, E00, E000 & R20
Dol'ls Skin: E00, R20 &R30
Baby's Dress: BG10, BG15, BG18 & BG 23
Doll's Dress: RV23, RV14 & RV10
Baby's Hair: Y21, YR23 & YR31
Doll's Hair: E55, E53, E51, E50

Sammi has put together an awesome Prize, one you won't want to miss! A pack of 10 sheets of X-Press It Blending card and a box of 36 Copic Ciao markers.

As Mad for Markers is an Online store based in Australia then only Aussie residents will be eligible for this prize. However if you are an international follower and would like to enter/ spread the word then please do so - there will be a secondary prize for international entrants (a voucher to Spesch stamps!)

This challenge is open till Saturday 17th April at 5pm - and the winner will be announced on Monday 19th. So what are you waiting for, get your markers out and start coloring! I can't wait to see your amazing creations!

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Vote #1 Downunder Divas!

Now I have to let you know that this is not my card. It was created by the amazing Fran, isn't it just FANTASTIC! This is our week 2 card for the TGF Royal Battle. Special thanks for Sammi's amazing card last week which got us onto the next round. 
Now if you haven't voted yet there is still time, so head over here and cast your vote!

Monday, April 5, 2010

AnyaInk and Anyone for Anya

A friend of mine asked me to make her a card for her sisters wedding at the end of April and I thought what will I do, then I remembered that I had the TGF Cake Topper stamp which I had yet to ink up, so this was the perfect opportunity to get it wet...haha! I just love this stamp it is so adorable. My friend told me that her sisters dress was red, as this is her favourite color. So I decided to keep with that color when I made the card. This photo doesn't really show the sparkle on the flower at the top and on the bow of the dress, but believe me it sure does sparkle! I am now going to go on the hunt for a box tutorial to fit the card into. Anyway I hope my friend and her sister like the card!

Now I am sorry, but I colored this picture in a couple of weeks ago and have only just put the card together and I didn't write down my copic list. Sorry Guys!!

I hope everyone had a Great Easter however you spent it and the Easter Bunny didn't bring you too much chocolate...cause I know he brought way too much to my house.

I have entered this card into the following challenges:
AnyaInk - Anything Goes
Anyone For Anya - Anything Goes