Tuesday, December 11, 2012

My BIG boys a teeneger, plus some Sad News!

Well a couple of weeks ago my Baby Boy Turned 13, I know I can't believe that I am nw the mther of a teenager! He is even starting to do the whole grunting thing, so we don't actually get much out of him but a couple of mumbles and grunts...haha! Going to be a fun few years! Anyway here is his card that i made hime with Byron the Skater Boy, a M$M digi stamp, which you can get from here!

Copic Colors Used:
Hat - G19, G14, YG11
Hair - E25, E31, E50
Skin - E21, E00, E000, BV31
Top - G46, G43, G40, C3, C1, C00
Pants - B99, B97, B95, B93
Background - C00, C1, C3, B00, B000, B0000

Now onto some very SAD news, Sammi over at Mad For Markers is closing her virtual doors to focus more on her family, a tough decision for Sammi, but Family has to come first!

So everything in the store is marked down to sell. All Copic Sketch Markers are $6.50 and Ciaos are $4.50. Most stamps are 20% off and there are plenty more bargins to be had, so make sure to head over and grab yourself a little something extra for Christmas!

And lastly I just wanted to say that over the last few years it has been an absolute pleasure meeting and getting to know the lovely Sammi and if it wasn't for Mad For Markers and our love of Copics we would have never met and I am now happy to call you one of my closest friends, even if we do live a state apart! So wishing you all the very best Miss Sammi on everything you do!

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Lets go Fly a Saturated Canary kite!


I have another Saturated Canary Card to show you today! I just love this girl, she is just so adorable! Now she is currently out of stock in the M4M store, but I have it on good authority that more are on their way as I type, lol!

I have to say that I have kind of copied these colors from a card I saw Claudia Rose do, I can't seem to find it on her blog, so maybe it was on facebook that I saw it, but she did hers using distress inks and I just loved the vinatge look to it so I tried to replicate it with my copics! I am really happy with how it turned out and in the end it got me using some copics that I dont tend to use, which are the E80's, but I will definitely be using them again!

This card is for my good friends birthday next week, but she doesn't look at my blog so I know I am safe to put it up here!

Copic Colors Used:

Skin - E21, E00, E000, R20, BV31
Eyes - B12, B14
Hair - E47, E55, E53, E51
Dress - C5, C3, C1, C00, E89, E87, E84, E81
Flower - R89, R85, R83, R81, G19, YG67, YG63

I have colored using my Copic Sketch markers of course and Xpress It blending card, all of which are available in the M4M store!

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Always Flying High!

Last week was my 12th wedding Anniversary, time sure flies when your having fun! We had a really nice evening, we went out for dinner, which was a lovely meal at a new Chinese Restaurant near us and then we came home for some desert that I mad made during the day, a lovely Choc Mouse tart with Orange caramel! Yummo!

This is the card I made my Husband. I also made a shadow box for him, but I will show that another time!

I love this Saturated Canary stamp, she is just sooo adorable! She is also available in the Mad For Markers Store! 

Copic Colors Used:

Hair - R59, R29, R27, R24
Dress - B69, B66, B63, C3, C1, C00, BG34, BG32, BG11
Shoes - B69, B66, B63
Kite - E43, E42, E41, C1, C00, B66, B63
Skin - E11, E01, E00, E000

Friday, October 19, 2012

Beautiful Baby Girl!

A friend of mine had a Beautiful baby girl in August and this is the card I made for her! I just LOVE this Saturated Canary stamp, she is just so beautiful! I was really happy with how this card came out! For some reason I thought I had already shown this card, but it seems I didn't, so anyway here it is!

Copic Colors Used: 
Hair - E79, E37, E35, E31
Dress - Y26, Y13, Y11, Y00, 0, W1, W3
Blanket - E04, R02, R11, R000
Skin - E11, E01, E00, E000, R20

We have had a couple of very exciting days at my house! I FINALLY managed to get Pink Tickets on Wednesday after trying to get them in 2 Pre-Sales, as well as on the day they were released, all I can say is thank goodness that they kept releasing new shows over the course of the day as I managed to get tickets at 2pm when new shows were announced. Can't wait to go, but it suxs that I have to wait until August! Also on the same day we found out that my Oldest Son had been accepted into the SELP Program at his school for next year. SELP is a Select Entry Learning Program for Kids who are quite bright! He had to sit an exam for it and we are soooo proud of him for working so hard!

Anyway hope everyone has a great weekend and manages to get some crafty time!

Friday, October 5, 2012

A Very Special Birthday!


How cute is this BIG Miss Anya! She was one of the 3 Birthday Celebrations that "The Greeting Farm' just recently released! All three BIG Anyas are available in the Mad For Marker Store!

I like how she is a bit older than some of the other Anyas, just a little bit more grown up...haha!

Anyway this card I made for my Beautiful Friend Sam, who just happens to be the BIG Boss lady over at Mad For Markers! It was her birthday in early September and I had just gotten my new Anya stamp and couldn't wait to stamp it off. Now I know that she has it because I saw her post it on her blog along with others that she got for her birthday and I saw it stuck up on her pinboard when I was at her house a couple of weeks ago...haha! I went up to Sydney for the M4M Copic Conference a couple of weeks ago and had such a great time, did HEAPS of coloring, which I can't normally do at home as there is always something else to be done first...haha! But I had a fantastic weekend with my beautiful friend Sam and I met so many Lovely ladies at the conference, it really was an Awesome day and weekend!


Ok so onto my card, got a little side tracked...haha!


Copic Colors Used:
Top - RV34, RV32, RV10, RV00
Shoes - E37, E35, E33, E31
Hair - E25, E31, E50
Balloons - C3, C1, C00, RV32, RV10, RV00, R20, R11, R000
Shorts - C3, C1, C00

My crad was colored on Xpress It Blending card with my Copic Sketch Markers of course! All of your Copic Supplies are available at the Mad For Markers Store!

Well hope you all have a very Creative weekend ahead of you and get lots of Coloring done!

Monday, September 10, 2012

I Just Adore Saturated Canary!

Don't you just love these saturated Canary Images, they are sooo cute! Sammi now has these beautiful girls in rubber in the Mad For Markers store. So if you pop over to the store you should be able to grab your self some Saturated Canary Rubber, but you had better be quick as I am sure these guys will not last long in the store!

Copic Colors Used:
Hair - E33, E53, E51, E50
Dress - R81, RV00, R00, G02, G00, G000, C3, C1, C00
Balloon - R81, RV00, R00
Shoes - E97, E95, E93
Skin - E11, E01, E00, E000, R20, BV000

Now we have lots going on at Mad For Markers at the moment, we have our 

COLOUR CONFERENCE

In just under 2 weeks, which is going to be a Fantastic day full of lots of Copic Coloring and lots of Awesome Copic Tutorials. So if you haven't yet booked your spot make sure to pop over to the Mad For Markers Store to book in as you are Definitely NOT going to want to miss this day!

Plus we also have a Massive sale on all our Copic Markers, they are all marked down by 15%, so if you have been waiting to get those next lot of colors, now is your chance, as they won't be this price for too long!

Well I hope everyone has a Lovely day and manages to find some time to create!

Happy Coloring!


Thursday, August 23, 2012

Time sure does fly!


Time sure flies by when your having fun! 

My Twins turned 6 last month and it feels like just yesterday that they were my baby girls! Now they are big school girls who are very indepent and apparently don't need their Mummy for everything...haha! 

This is one of my girls cards! 

Copic Colors Used:

Hair - R59, R29, YR09, YR04, YR02
Dress - B99, B97, B96, B93, C3, C1, C00, R89, R85, R81
Skin - E11, E01, E00, E000, R20, BV000
Balloon - B95, B93, B91

I have used my Copics on XPress It Blending card, which is available through the Mad For Markers Store along with all your coloring needs!

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Dream Big!


Last Friday my Daughter competed in the Karate National Championships and this is the card I made to give her as she was leaving, to wish her luck! I told her that it didn't matter to us where she came as long as she gave it her all then we were proud of her! She works so hard at her Karate, plus I think it helps that she just LOVES it!

I have to say it was one of the most nerve wracking experiences of my life. I felt physically ill as I was sooo nervous for her, so I can only image how she felt! When she started her first fight I swear I thought I was going to be sick...haha! But she did FANTASTIC, she had four fights and only lost one, which meant she missed out on the final, but she fought off for a Bronze medal and I am so proud to say she won! So my daughter is now the 3rd best in Australia...it's so exciting to write that...haha!

Copic Colors Used:
Hair - R08, YR07, YR14, YR21
Skin - E13, E11, E01, E00, E000, R20
Gi - C3, C1, C00
Brown Belt - E79, E77, E74



So my advice to any of my kids is to always Dream Big as you never know how far you can go until you give it a go!


Friday, July 27, 2012

Thanks!

My card today uses the lovely 'Renew' from Some Odd Girl Stamps! Isn't she just sooo Pretty!

I colored this image a little while ago thankfully, cause at the moment I seem to have lost my coloring mojo! I am hoping to find it in the next week or so as I really want to color, but when I sit down to do it I just seem to just sit there and not do anything lol! I am going shopping for a new desk this afternoon as it is my birthday on Sunday and I really want a new desk with just a little more room. Although I don't have a very big space though so it is trying to find one that will fit, anyway fingers crossed and who knows hopefully if I find one it will bring my mojo back!


Copic Colors Used:

Hair - E57, E55, E53
Skin - E11, E01, E00, E000
Dress - RV29, RV14, RV13, RV11, E53, E51, E50

I have colored my card using my Copic Markers on Xpress It blending card, all of which, including 'Renew' The Some Odd Girl Stamp are available from Mad For Markers!

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Koala Marci!


This is my very first LaLa Land Stamp! When I was at the class in Sydney with Irina I saw this stamp and fell in love with it straight away, I mean isn't she just sooo adorable, I love her! So anyway had to buy her and make a card with her! On the colored in packaging of Koala Marci, Irina has colored her hat in using these dots and I thought that it looked pretty cool so I have copied the look, thanks for the idea Irina!

Copic Colors Used:
Hair - E27, E25, E23
Skin - E11, E01, E00, E000, R20
Hat - W7, W5, W3, W1, W00, R20, R30
Tshirt - R20, C1, C00, W3, W1, W00
Boots - E59, E57, E55, E53
Skirt - R81, RV00, R000

Koala Marci and all the colors I have used on my card are available in the Mad For Markers Store!

Thursday, July 5, 2012

A very Special Birthday card!

I have a very special friend who just LOVES Purple! You know who you are...hehe! Anyway it was her birthday on Saturday and this is the card I made for her!

I have only just discovered the Gorgeous "Some Odd Girl Stamps" and I just love this new girl, 'Royal'. She would have to be my new fav stamp, isn't she just Stunning in her lovely Ball gown! You will definitely be seeing more of this girl!

Copic COlors Used:
Skin - E13, E11, E01, E00
Hair - E27, E25, E23, E21
Dress - V09, V17, V15, V12

I have colored my card using my Copic Sketch Markers on Xpress It Blending card, all of which, including the 'Some Odd Girl - Royal' stamp are available from the Mad For Markers Store.

Thursday, June 28, 2012

It's an all AUSSIE Smash Hop!


Welcome to another SMASH Hop! I am sooo excited to be the first on the list of a bunch of very talented Australian Smashers, now this Smash Hop has a very Aussie feel to it today as all the girls today are AUSSIES! We have some Fantatic Australian Smashers and you are going to get a glimpse of just a few of us along this hop, you will not be dissappointed!

Ok So not too sure if I have said this before, but I LOVE PINK lol! So it's not too hard to believe that my next Smash page in my Copic Color Journal is another Pink Combo page! Can you ever have enough Pink Combo's! I think my favourite is the hot Pink Hair with the soft pink top. I have also used a few Freckles & Pigtails embellishments on this page, the gorgeous Fabric yo-yo and button, as well as  the library card!



This next page is a different take on using your Copics. A very good friend of mine, got me a little obsessed with using my copics to color in Distress ink Style, Thanks Sammi, lol! So my next Smash Page is about using my copics to color in Distress Ink style. I had so much fun using this technique, that I just kept coloring images lol! I think there will be a 2nd page to this one some time in the future!



I hope you have enjoyed my Smash Pages and don't foget to continue on with the hop as there are a lot more Inspiring Smash pages to see! So your next stop on the hop is Karyn!

Emma - Me

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Get a little 'Royal' Treatment!

Yesterday was a very good friend of mines birthday and this is the card I made for her! I just love using these new 'Some Odd Girl' Stamps. She is just Perfect for practising those pleats and folds and well if your like me you can always use more practise on those folds...hehe! I have to say that this girl has gotten quite a good work out of late at my desk lol! You know what they say' Practise makes Perfect!' and believe me I have been practising!

Copic Colors Used:
Hair - E79, E37, E35, E31
Dress - R83, R81, RV00, R000
Skin - E11, E00, E000, R20
Eyes- G00, G000

I have colored my card using my Copic Sketch Markers and Xpress It Blending Cardstock, all of which are available over at the Mad For Markers Store!


Now don't forget that if you are in the Sydney area on Saturady, Mad For Markers is hosting the very Talented Irina Blount from LaLa Land Stamps and she is doing a Fabulous Project Class, you will not want to miss it! I for one am flying from Melbourne just for the day to do the class, it is going to be heaps of fun!

For more details click here!

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Smash Hop Winners!

So I am a little late in getting the winners posted from the Smash Hop we did last week, but we have had a crazy week here this week, anyway the WINNERS ARE:

Winner #1 wins the Fabulous Blue Bazaar Prize and the winner is:


Fantastic pages and amazing work coloring those stamps, Emma! Thank you for this fun blog hop!


Winner #2 wins the Fabulous Freckles and Pigtails Boy  Girl Stamp is:

3 amazing smash pages, very nice :)

Serena

If the winning girls could please send me an email with their address details, I will make sure to get your prizes sent out! 

Congrats Ladies!

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Where did my Little Man Go?

My baby turns 3 on Monday and I have to say this week he has grown up so much!

He has just decided he is a big boy now and no longer wears nappies. Now we have tried a few times and it never goes well, but he seems to have gotten it now and we have only had a couple of accidents. It seems that sometimes they just do it when their ready, who knew...hehe! 

He has also this week come off his training wheels. I went out on Saturday and came home to find that Daddy had taken his traning wheels off and he is now riding his bike like a big boy. OMGosh I couldn't believe it, where has my little boy gone!

We are having a big party for him on Saturday, with all of his little friends, we have even gotten him a big Jumping Castle, he is sooooo excited! Although I have spent most of today cooking in preperation for it and I will spend ALL day tomorrow cooking and baking. He wants a lady bird cake, so thats what we are doing, although we are going to make it a green lady bird...hehe!

Anyway, here is his card that I have made, now the picture isn't the best as I have just taken it and it is dark now!


Copic Colors Used:
Hair - E08, YR07, YR14, YR21
Skin - E11, E01, E00
Tshirt - YG67, YG63, YG61
Jeans - BG78, BG75, BG72
Beanie - E44, E43, E42, E41

My Card has been colored using Copic Sketch Markers and Xpress It Blending card, all of which are available from the Mad For Markers Store.

Friday, May 11, 2012

Freckles & Pigtails with Saturated Canary Smash Hop!

If you were here for the last Smash Hop we did, then you will remember how much fun it was! Well Guess What......We're doing it all again today...Yay!!! 
So grab your cuppa or your glass of wine and sit back and enjoy an Awesome Smash Hop!


Welcome to a SMASH*ing Hop hosted by Krista from Saturated Canary and Kellie from Freckles & Pigtails.  We are joined by some talented SMASH*ers and we have so many amazing sponsors and prizes, that we are all so excited.  This has been in the making for about a month or so and it's been hard not to burst.

Saturated Canary is giving away a $25 voucher for her NEW store [when up and running VERY soon].  How amazing is that and is sure to get you a few images to add to your collection or start.

 Freckled & Pigtails is giving away also a $25 voucher.  [Due to being ill store update was moved back].  With so many NEW and exciting things coming to store that can be used for many forms of crafts, scrapbooking, cardmaking, SMASH*ing and so much more a little something for everyone.


The Amazing 'Freckles & Pigtails' and 'Saturated Canary' Digi's are sponsoring this blog hop with lots of their Amazing Products. These Girls were so Generous in letting us play with their gorgeous products!

I have been extremely lucky and have the Fabulous 'Blue Bazaar' online store sponsoring me for this Smash Hop, have a look at that prize they are offering, how Awesome is that! Make sure to leave me some love to be in the chance to win! Plus everyone can use the special Blue Bazaar code to get 15% off their next BB order! Make sure to pop past their store and get your order in, I know that I will, cause we always need more Smash stuff right...lol!




These pages are from my Red Smash Book, which I have decided is going to be a Book of Me! So here are the first two pages! I have used some Gorgeous 'Freckles & Pigtails' products on this first page, the fabric yo-yo and butterfly button, as well as the tag with the Girl on it are all F & P products. They are just perfect to Smash with!


On my second page I have used a Saturated Canary Wedding Digi, isn't she just gorgeous! As well as some more F & P product. The tag and brown paper pocket as well as the two buttons are all F&P!




And from my Pink Copic Color Combo Book, I have done a page on Pink Combos!



Freckles & Pigtails is giving away one NEW stamp set "Boy [Hearts] Girl" on all the girls in the hop.  YUP that is a total of 8 chances to win yourself a new little stamp set...

HOW to be in it for a chance to WIN?  Leave a comment ON EVERY blog in the hop. The winners will be announced here on Wed 16th of May, so you have till next week. Now don't forget there will be 2 winners from my blog, one to win the F&P Boy [Heart] Girl stamp set and one to win the Blue Bazaar Smash Prize!

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Sorry for being a little MIA!

Hi there! It's been a while, but I'm back. I felt like I needed a little time away from crafting. I just didn't have any mojo and really didn't want to craft. So I decided to have a month off and just do what I felt like in this time, which I have to say was not much...hehe! But I am happy to say that today I have something to show you!

Yesterday was my Oldest Daughters 11th Birthday and this is the card that I made for her. I am really happy with how it turned out! I tried a few different color combos and colors that I don't really use a great deal of!


Copics Used:
Hair - R59, R29, YR09, YR04, YR02
Top - RV66, RV63, RV52, RV10
Coat - E44, E43, E42, E27, E25, E21
Skirt - C5, BV34, BV01, BV000
- C5, BG49, BG45, BG53
- RV29, RV14, RV13, RV11
Skin - E13, E11, E01, E00, BV000, R20, R22

Of course I get all my Copics and Xpress It Blending card from Mad For Markers!

And Don't forget that we have a few very Important Dates coming up!

June 2nd is our Melbourne Coloring Day, we would love to see you there!

And June 16th is the Irina Blout Class being taught be the one and only owner of LaLa Stamps.

So make sure to come along to one or the other or if you are like me BOTH...hehe!




Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Who's a big Girl Now!

Well we are onto our Last 'School Days' Preview!

I'd like to introduce you to Miss 'Heidi'. There was something about her that made me think of the phrase, 'Who's a big girl now!' Plus my girls just started school this year and Heidi so reminds me of them, all cute in their new school uniform! They sure grow up too quickly!

Copic Colors Used:
Hair - R29, Yr09, YR07, YR04, YR02
Skin - E11, E01, E00
Skirt - B99, B97, B95, B93
Jumper - R39, R37, R35

Don't forget to leave a comment over on the Tickled Pink BLog to be in with a chance to win this Cutie Pie! And then tomorrow you can get your very own School Days Pinkettes as they will be released tomorrow, How exciting is that!

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

More Pinkette Previews!

It's time for another Pinkette 'School Days' Release! Today we have 'Jessie' to show you! 

Doesn't he look so smart in his shirt and tie, reminds me of my oldest who started High School this year and now has to wear a shirt and tie!

I am loving this Graphic 45 ABC Primer paper, it's perfect for this Pinkette release!

Copic Colors Used:
Hair - E77, E74, E71, 0
Skin - E13, E11, E01, E00
Jumper - R89, R39, R37, R35
Pants - C8, C7, C5, 
Backpack - B99, B97, B95

Make sure to leave a comment on the Tickled Pink blog for your chance to win this gorgeous Digi Stamp, plus check out the rest of the girls gogeous creations with Jessie hile your there!

Sunday, April 1, 2012

I'm Tickled Pink!

I am Tickled Pink to have been choosen by the Lovely Kellie to be a Guest this month for the new Pinkette images! They are sooo adorable and I know that you will love them!

Our First Pinkette for you today is the very Cute 'Chloe', I just love her, she is just soooo sweet!

Make sure to pop over to the Tickled Pink Blog to see what all the over fabulous creations the rest of the DT have for you, you will not be disappointed! Plus for a chance to win your very own Chloe make sure to leave a comment on the Tickled Pink Blog!


Copic Colors Used:
Hair - E25, E31, E50
Skin - E11, E01, E00, E000, R20
Skirt - R89, R39, R37, R35
Backpack - E44, E43, E42
Shoes - C7, C5, C3

I have also used the new Grahic 45 ABC Primer papers, I have had this pad since the last Graphic 45 release and these Pinkettes are just perfect to use with it, so you will be seeing some more of it on my next few cards, I just love it!


The new Pinkettes will be released on April 5th! Make sure to come back over the next few days to see the rest of the gang!



Tuesday, March 27, 2012

A Special Preview!

I have a very Special preview to show you, this is the Gorgeous Fairy Ria and she is a brand new M4M Digi, which is to be released on April 1. She is just so adorable! There will also be a few more in the series! And these Stunning Digis are designed by our very own Sammi from M4M, isn't she just a clever Chickie!


Copic Colors Used:
Hair - E79, E37, E35, E31
Dress - W7, R89, R59, R29, R27, R24
Skin - E11, E01, E00, E000

Friday, March 16, 2012

Oh Happy Day!

I was looking through my stash of cards the other night and realized that I didn't have any little boys cards, so I had to make up one as our neighbour is turning 5 Today and my guys are all off to the party this afternoon! Happy Birthday Jason!

Jason is having a Lion King themed party, but I dont have any Jungle themed stamps so I went for the next best thing which is TGF's Oliver with his Dinosaurs!

Copic Colors Used:
Hair - E25, E31, E50
Tshirt - YG67, YG17, YG13, YG11, C3, C1
Jeans - B99, B97, B95, B93
Skin - E11, E01, E00, E000
Dinosaurs - Y19, Y17, Y15, W7, W5, W3, YG99, YG97, YG95, C3, C1

Don't forget that next week is Mad For Markers big birthday blog hop, you won't want to miss it!

Plus on the 2nd of June we have our Melbourne Copic Coloring day, so if you are in or near Melbourne we would love to see you. The day is going to be full of tutorials (I might even be doing some hair coloring tutorials) and lots of other tips and tricks relating to Copics. It will definitely be a fantastic day. The cost for the day is $90 and you get morning and afternoon tea as well as lunch and coffee through out the day. There is also going to be a little pack of goodies! So if you plan on coming head over to the Mad For Marker Store and book your place, we would hate for you to miss out as spots are limited! Hope to see you all there!

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Winner, Winner, Chicken Dinner!

So I am sorry that this post is late, we have had a busy weekend! So onto my Smash Winners:

Winner, Winner, Chicken Dinner!

 I have seen this saying on the very Lovely Krista and Kellies blog and I love it! So the winners of the Gorgeous Smash Digi by the very talented Krista are.......

Serena, you have won Smashy Curls 

HI I love those 2 digis! Can't wait to get my hands on them :)

Serena


and Karyn S you have won Smashy Bob



wowee, what a great idea to smash copic colours. I am forever forgetting which I use! this hop is so much fun, I love all the amazing inspiration. thanks for sharing!


Congratulations ladies, please let me know your email address so that I can organize for Krista to get your digi out to you!

Hope you are all enjoying your weekend!

Friday, March 9, 2012

Some Odd Girl Bliss!


I am running a little late with this post...sorry! I started to post this last nite, but I had a really bad headache so didn't finish my post till now. So my photo is not the best as it was taken last nite and I also found that one of the kids has dropped a dob of glue onto her dress, hence the shiney bubble on her dress lol! Gotta love them sometimes!

Anyway this beautiful girl is one of the 'Noveau Odd Girls', Bliss. She is just adorable and great to color if you want to practice those folds with. She is available from the M4M store!


Copic Colors Used:
Dress - C8, B99, B97, B95, B93
Skin - E13, E11, E00, E000
Hair - E18, R46, E08, YR14
Flowers - YG17, YG13, YG11, R89, R85, R83, R81

Also don't forget that if you are in Melbourne, we have organized an Amazing Mad For Marker Copic Coloring day. It will be held on Saturday the 2nd of June and we would love to see you there. I will be there as well as the Big Boss Sammi. So come along for a great day, but make sure to book early as places are limited! For more details click here!

On a totally different note, I just wanted to announce that my Amazing 10yr old daughter had her Karate State Championships on Saturday and she won! So she is now automatically selected for the State Karate Team and she is also the Victorian State Champion for her age group. We are sooo proud of her. In fact I was soooo excited when she rang to tell me that I screamed out loud and I was at a cafe for a birthday party that my girls were at. Everybody turned to look at me....Oh well, it's not everyday that your daughter rings to tell you she won Gold at the State Championships!

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Smash Blog Hop!

Welcome to the FIRST ever Smash Blog Hop! I can tell you that all the girls are just soooo excited to be doing this. The very first time I saw the Video on Smash Books I knew that they would make an Awesome Copic Color Journal. So that is what my very first Smash Book is about. I do have some more on their way to me, casue as all of you Smash Girls know, you can't have just one...hehe! I plan to do one on myself when they come and I don't really know what the others will be for, but I'm sure I will find a use for them...hehe!

Ok so I have already done a couple of pages in my Smash Copic Color Journal, so these two pages are a continuation of those pages.

Here is more on my Brown Hair Color Combo's!


And the next one is a continuation of my Red Hair Color Combo's. I do a little bit of a soft spot for Red heads...hehe! I am one myself and 3 of my kids are Red heads as well!


Have you spotted the very Gorgeous Saturated Canary Digi that the very talented Krista drew just for us to Smash Hop with. I feel soooo lucky to be one of the very first people to color her up. These guys are just one of my Favourite images to color with, love, love, love them!

Do you love them just as much? Do you want a chance to win this new Smashin Digi? 

Of course you do...hehe! Just leave a comment and I will randomly pick 2 comments to win their very own Smashin Digi!

So make sure to hop around to all the girls blogs and get Smashin!

Emma - That's Me!



Thursday, February 16, 2012

Ragamuffin Lolita!

Well I am just a little bit Excited this morning.....I just got tickets to Lady Gaga's Melbourne concert....I can't wait, it is going to be Awesome. Only one problem....I have to wait until the end of June to go, Hurry up June!

Ok, so onto my card, I am having a lot of fun at the moment coloring 'Saturated Canary Digi's'. They are just sooo adorable! This girl is called 'Lolita, A Ragamuffin waiting for Fairies'. 

Over on the Copic Oz blog they are having a challenge where you can win  the new set of Copic Markers that have just been released, so I am entering this into that challenge. Obvioulsy I don't have the new colors yet, but I have used as close I can with this card.

Copic Colors Used:
Mushrooms - R89, R59, R46, R35, E44, E43, E42
Skin - E04, E11, E01, E000, BV000, R20
Hair - E79, E27, E25, E23, E21
Dress- RV69, RV66, RV55, RV34, RV32
Shoes - E87, E44, E43, E41
Flowers - E04, R81, BG49, BG45, BG53
Eyes - BG45, BG53
Tights - C5, C3, C1, C0
Legwarmers - BG53, BG11
Grass- YG97, YG93, YG67, YG63, YG45

I have colored my card using my Copic Sketch Markers using Xpress It Blending card, all of which are available over at the Mad For Markers Store and I have also been told that Sammi now has the new Copic Colors in the Store.....Yay!

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Crazy Times!

Ok so I though last week was crazy, well this week topped it off...hehe!

My twins started their first day of Prep last week and my son started his first day of High School all on the same day. I have to tell you that I did get a bit upset and emotional....ok so I cried my eyes out...hehe! My girls had such a hard start to life, so it was quite emotionl to see them all healthy and grown up and starting school like big girls! Today is their first full day of school, they have been going for half days to get used to it, so they will be tired come tonight!

I have had my Smash Journal for a little while now with the intention of turning it into my Copic Color Journal, but I have just never gotten around to it, so I was inspired the other day to make a start in it, so here is my first Smash Page!


I have been writing Copic color combo's down here, there and everywhere, but of course I could never find what I had done with the peices of paper. So, I have started my Smash Copic Journal of color combo's I like. The hope is that eventually it is nice and full and when I am looking for some color combos I can just flick through my book and there I will find the color combo I am looking for.

Here is my first page in my Copic Color Journal. Of course I have done Red Hair Combos first, I do have a house full of red heads, including myself, So thought this was the perfect first page!


We would love to hear how you keep all your Copic Color Combo's. Do you have pages here, there and everywhere or do you have some sort of system going?

I will make sure to show you my next page when it is done.

Happy Coloring! Oh and for those people who are after the new 2012 Copic Sketch Colors I have it on very good authority that they have arrived in the store today, so make sure to head over to the M4M store and get yours!

Thursday, February 2, 2012

My babies are growing up!

Wow, what a crazy week it has been here! My guys all go back to school tomorrow after 7 weeks off and well we have been running around collecting books and picking up uniforms and I swear if I see another book that needs to be contacted or pencils that need to be labeled I just might SCREAM!!!! hehe!

My oldest starts High School tomorrow and my twins start school for the first time, oh I tell you I get tears in my eyes every time I think of it and I can only image how I will be tomorrow morning! Needless to say there will be lots of photos and lots of tears, but I am happy for them, they are sooo ready for school!

I started this card before Christmas, but I never quite got it finished...Always the best of intentions...hehe! Oh well it will work for next christmas! Anyway I finished coloring it the other week and now I am one card up for christmas already...hehe!

Copic Colors Used:

Hair - C8, R39, R37, R35
Top - E44, E43, E42, E41
Pants - C3, C1, C00, 0
Skin - E11, E00, E000, R20

Don't forget that for all you Copic Needs Pop over to the Mad For Markers Store!

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Mad For Markers is Turning 2!


Mad for Markers will be 2 years old.. whoo hoo!! To Celebrate and thank all the followers and customers over the last couple of years we are having a month long party... starting on 22 Feb (the date the business name was registered) .. .all the way through until the 22 March (the date the webstore went live) .. and there just might (um... err "will") be some NEW images available, games to play, blogs to visit, and of course what is a party without some some candy to celebrate :)

Thursday, January 26, 2012

I am Famous!!!


Ok so maybe not Famous, but pretty close...hehe! I was lucky enough to have 3 of my cards accepted to be published early last year and FINALLY yesterday the magazine was released and there were my cards.....YAY! I have to say that everyone was home when my son brought the mail in and so when we realized that it was THE magazine we ripped it open and of course there they were. There were high 5's going everywhere...hehe!

So below is a pic of them in the magazine.



And here are the individual cards

Copic Colors Used:
Ian
Hair - E50, E51, E53
Skin - E11, E00, E000, R20
Suit - E41, E42, W1, W3, W5, W7, W9, R22, R224
Flower - R20, R22, YG17, YG13, YG11
Anya
Hair - E79, E37, E35, E31
Skin - R02, R01, R000, R20
Dress- E43, E42, E41
Flowers - YG17, YG13, YG11, R20, R22, R24

 Copic Colors Used:

Hair - E79, E37, E35, E31
Suit - E44, E43, E42, E41, YG97, YG95, YG93
Skin - E000, E00, E11, R20
Flower - YG17, YG13, YG11, C1, C00

 Copic Colors Used:
Hair - E79, E37,  E35, E31
Dress - E43, E42, E41, E40
Vail - W1, W00
Flowers - R20, R22, R24, R02, R12. YG11, YG13, YG17
Skin - E11, E00, E000, R20

I have used the Anya and Ian 'I Do' set, by The Greeting Farm, which is currently out of stock at the Mad For Markers store, but if you drop Sammi and email she will be able to order you one in!

Now don't forget too that Sammi has some Gorgeous Australia Day Freebie Images that she is giving away, just drop her an email with the one that you want! Just have a look at the Mad For Marker Special Australia Day Blog header to see which of the images you want!

So I hope all in Australia have a fantastic Australia Day and if your not in Australia have an Awesome day where ever you are!