Saturday, September 25, 2010

Mad For Markers meets Spesch Stamps and Oh Alice!

CHAPTER 32: Journey to the Center of the Earth...

Down, down, down. Would the fall never come to an end!  

"I wonder how many miles I've fallen by this time?' she said aloud. `I must be getting somewhere near the centre of the earth. Let me see: that would be four thousand miles down, I think--'"

(for, you see, Alice had learnt several things of this sort in her lessons in the schoolroom, and though this was not a very good opportunity for showing off her knowledge, as there was no one to listen to her, still it was good practice to say it over) 

"yes, that's about the right distance--but then I wonder what Latitude or Longitude I've got to?' (Alice had no idea what Latitude was, or Longitude either, but thought they were nice grand words to say.)...

Hello from DOWN the RABBIT HOLE today, everyone! Now it's time to really fall down the rabbit HOLE this week with this challenge! Your task if you wish to accept it is to create a card with a WINDOW or HOLE in the card!

Copic Colors Used:
Hair - E55, E53, E51, E50
Mushroom - E41, E42, E43
Dress - B99, B97, B95, B93, C1, C00
Skin - E11, E00, E000, R20
I have also used B18 to color my ribbon and flowers!

Now I have joined my Oh Alice and Mad For Markers post today. So I hope you like my Alice inspired digi card! Don't forget to pop past the Oh Alice blog to see what the rest of the fabulous DT have done!

 Don't you just love these Spesch Stamps! They are just GORGEOUS! Thanks so much to the lovely Tracey for letting the Mad For Markers DT have a play with them. This image is Alice and she is just sooo adorable, I loved coloring her. Make sure to pop past Spesch Stamps and see for your self how fantastic they are!
Now don't forget that our challenge this month at Mad For Markers is to color with your Copics a digital image and the winner of this months challenge will get a voucher to Spesch Stamps. So get coloring and get your entry in!

Also don't forget that we have our DT call still on, so if you have been thinking about putting your hand up, stop thinking and just do it..hehe! I can guarantee that you will have an absolute ball with us lovely Mad For Marker girls! Can't wait to see your entries!

Monday, September 20, 2010

Mad For Markers DT Call

Do you love coloring with Copics.....Of course you do! 
Well you need to head over to the Mad For Markers Blog, because we are having a DT call. We are after 2 Guest DT's and 5 Full Time DT members. 

What we are looking for:

people who are passionate about Copics!
people who LOVE colouring as much as we do!
people with good colouring skills!
people who blog regularly and are willing and able to post regularly on the M4M blog!
people who think and create "outside the box"!
  • Cardmakers
  • Scrapbookers
  • "Off the Page" creators
I am happy to announce that I am now the DT Co-ordinator for Mad For Markers. So along with Sammi I will have the pleasure of looking through all of the fabulous DT entries, as well as setting our challenges and just generally organizing our DT. I am soooo excited to be in this new position, so thanks Sammi for trusting me in this positon!

So what are you waiting for...Get over to the Mad For Markers Blog for the full details and Good Luck to everyone that enters!

Saturday, September 18, 2010

CHAPTER 31: Fighting for the CROWN

`Why the Lion and the Unicorn, of course,' said the King. 

`Fighting for the crown?'

`Yes, to be sure,' said the King: `and the best of the joke is, that it's my crown all the while! Let's run and see them.' And they trotted off, Alice repeating to herself, as she ran, the words of the old song: --

`The Lion and the Unicorn were fighting for the crown:
The Lion beat the Unicorn all round the town.
Some gave them white bread, some gave them brown;
Some gave them plum-cake and drummed them out of town.' 

Hey everyone!  We have a wonderful challenge today and a prize at stake from The Mad Hatter herself!    Jessica will be giving away an {Ippity} prize pack of stamps plus a nice array of 6x6 designer paper to ONE lucky winner this week who is "Crowned" by!

Speaking of crowns, THAT's this week's challenge, brought to you by our very own Twisted Sis Sammi:  Use CROWNS and/or MYTHICAL Creatures on your card or creation today!  

 Make sure to pop past the Oh Alice blog to see all the Awesome creations from the DT.

I have entered this card into the following challenges:
Bizzy Becs Creatalicious - Green, Brown and Pink
The Lollipop Ladies - Kraft & Ice-cream inspiration

Friday, September 17, 2010

Friday with Mad For Markers!

Hello There and welcome to my Friday Mad For Markers post! This week we are having a break from our challenges, but make sure to come back next week, when we will have a brand new one for you!

We had a huge weekend full of kids birthday parties last weekend, I swear my kids have a better social life than me...hehe! My oldest had two parties to go to and this was one of the cards I made. Boys cards are sooo hard, I kept thinking it was missing something....You know, like flowers, bling or ribbon! Anyway I am pretty happy with the way it turned out, especially his hair! I saw this fantastic coloring straight hair tutorial, by Amy Young over at the Color Me Copic Blog and I had to give it a go...What do you think!

Copics Used:
Hair - E29, E39, E37, E35, E31, R29, R27, R24, R22
Shoes - R29, R27, R24, R22
Jeans - C10, C8, C1
T-Shirt - R29, R27, R24, R22, R20, YG99, YG97, YG93, YG91

I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Copic Oz - Male Cards
Color Me Copic - Straight hair using Amy's Tutorial

I have used my Copics on Xpress It Blending card, which is available from Mad For Markers, as well as all of your Copic Markers and refills!

Saturday, September 11, 2010

CHAPTER 30: Hey there, Nice Stems...

Just as Alice said this, she noticed that one of the trees had a door leading right into it. `That's very curious!' she thought. `But everything's curious today. I think I may as well go in at once.' And in she went. 

Once more she found herself in the long hall, and close to the little glass table. `Now, I'll manage better this time,' she said to herself, and began by taking the little golden key, and unlocking the door that led into the garden. 

Then she went to work nibbling at the mushroom (she had kept a piece of it in her pocked) till she was about a foot high: then she walked down the little passage: and THEN--she found herself at last in the beautiful garden, among the bright flower-beds and the cool fountains..."

Hello out there!  It's a lovely day here in Wonderland and we are celebrating the summer with a nature theme today!  Well, TREES and FLOWERS to be more exact!   We scored a GREAT sketch sponsored by PAGEMAPS today that is just perfect for today's theme:  

Here is my Card:

Can you believe it - No COPICS on this card. I know it's hard to believe...hehe! Don't worry they will be back!!

Make sure you pop past the Oh Alice Blog and check out the rest of the amazing DT's creations with this Gorgeous Sketch

Friday, September 10, 2010

Can One EVER be sick of Pink!

OMG NO!!!! Well not me anyway...hehe! It's my Mad For Markers day today and we still have our coloring Pink challenge happening! So here is my Pink inspired card. This Gorgeous girl is called Thursday, isn't she just adorable! I just love these Greeting farm Creeper Girls!

Copic Colors Used:
Hair - RV09, RV06, RV04, RV02
Clothes - C10, C9, C7, C5, C3, C1, BG78, BG75, BG72
Shoes - RV00, RV02, RV04, RV06
Hat - V09, V06, V01, V000, C9, C7, C5, C3

Well we have so many Gorgeous entries into our Coloring Pink Challenge, but don't forget if you haven't got your entry in then you only have one more week left to enter! So don't waste any time, get coloring PINK. And for all your Copic needs don't forget to pop past the Mad For Markers Store where Sammi has everything you need!

I have also entered this card into into Club Anya's - Tootin about Pleats and Ruffles
and Bizzy Becs September Challenge - Cheerful Spring

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Happy Birthday Sammi!

It is the Lovely Sammi's Birthday today!!! 
So Happy Birthday Sammi, I hope you have a fantastic day and get spoilt rotten. 
You deserve it Girl!!

So please pop over and wish her a very Special Day!

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Some very exciting News!!

I am VERY excited to announce that I have been asked to join the Wonderful Team at 'Oh Alice' and of course I said YES, YES, YES!!!! So you will now be seeing my lovely creations on the Oh Alice blog every week! Ok now onto this weeks challenge:

CHAPTER 29: What makes you SHINE?  (or SPARKLE :)

`Why, what are YOUR shoes done with?' said the Gryphon. `I mean, what makes them so shiny?'

Alice looked down at them, and considered a little before she gave her answer. `They're done with blacking, I believe.'

`Boots and shoes under the sea,' the Gryphon went on in a deep voice, `are done with a whiting. Now you know.'

`And what are they made of?' Alice asked in a tone of great curiosity.

`Soles and eels, of course,' the Gryphon replied rather impatiently: `any shrimp could have told you that.'

`If I'd been the whiting,' said Alice, whose thoughts were still running on the song, `I'd have said to the porpoise, "Keep back, please: we don't want YOU with us!"'

`They were obliged to have him with them,' the Mock Turtle said: `no wise fish would go anywhere without a porpoise.'

`Wouldn't it really?' said Alice in a tone of great surprise. 

Hello everyone!  We are back for our first challenge of September with some EXCITING news!

Today we are still sad about the departure of some of our friends from our Twisted little table, but we are THRILLED to welcome some new members!

A glistening welcome to CREEPY GLOWBUGG GLORIA and ANDREA MURDOCK!  We also are THRILLED to be bringing back EMMA EADS, (that's Me) as our faithful "Dormouse"-she'll be around to scope out your creations and leave you some love!  Last but not least, welcome to Kellie Winnell as our September Guest Tea Party Member!   LOTS going on today!  We are thrilled to have these ladies with us and know they will really SHINE!

Speaking of shine...and SPARKLE....we welcome SPARKLE CREATIONS as our sponsor this week!  Sparkle is offering a wonderful prize-a $20 credit to the Sparkle Creations store to one random winner this week, IN ADDITION to a coupon code for ALL WHO ENTER this week's contest!  How generous is THAT?  ON your HONOR, just enter10OHALICE after you link your card here to enjoy a 10% discount until >>>>

Remember , you have until FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 10th at 8pm CST to enter this contest!  Winner will be posted on Saturday 9/11's post and good luck to all who enter!

Have fun and GET SHIMMERY, SPARKLY and FABULOUS in Wonderland this week!

It is a little hard to see in this picture of my card but my TGF Creeper Girls have a lovely glimmer to them as I have added Dazzling Diamonds glimmer mist all over them. I have added a close up picture of the girls below to show how shimmery they are!

Copic Colors Used:
Thursday - YR00, YR02, BV000, BV01, V01, V000
Tuesday - RV00, RV02, G00, G000, Y11, Y000, R01, R000

So head over to the Oh Alice Blog to check out the rest of the Gorgeous DT's cards!

Friday, September 3, 2010

Mad For Markers Pink Challenge!

Well I have finally got my Mad for Markers card finished, a little late, but better late than never....hehe! We still have our coloring Pink Challenge over at the Mad For Marker Blog and all the entries are Fantastic, so if you haven't got yours in, you had better get those Pink Markers out and start coloring! You still have 1 more week to be in the running for 3 Pink Copic Markers!

I have used this Gorgeous TGF digi image called Pinto Pony, isn't she just Gorgeous! So I am entring this card into Farm Fresh Friday were the challenge is Rule of 3's. So I have used 3 flowers, 3 Pattern Papers and my Ribbon and 2 doileys make up another set of 3.

Copic Colors Used:
Hair - RV10, RV02, RV00
Skin - E40, E41, E43, 0
Spots - R24, R27, R29
Hooves - E39, E37, E35
Birds - E39, E37, E35
Grass - E25, E29, E47

Hope you enjoy your weekend, however you are planning to spend it and come back tomorrow where I have some very exciting news to share!

Oh I almost forgot that my last card was chosen as one of Mercy's Magnificent Musings! I am very excited, I get to show this Gorgeous badge!