Friday, December 24, 2010

Monday, December 13, 2010

Anything Goes - Notebook

I created this notebook which I made a few months ago for another challenge over at the Mad for Markers Challenge Blog, however I didn't have to post it as we did a Blog Hop instead. I have decided to post it now as the new challenge is 'Anything Goes'.

Copics Used:
Skin: E000, E00. RV21
Hair: E31, E33, E35, 0
Dress & Ribbon: R81, R8, R83, R85, R89, Clear Spica
Bunny: B00, B02, B05, C1

Until Next Time

Thursday, December 9, 2010


This is another card I have created using my favourite stamps at the moment, Hanglar Stanglar.
I have decided to send this card to a friend that is really sick at the moment. I hope that it helps to brighten her day.

Copics Used:
Skin: E000. E00. RV21
Hair: E71, E74, E79
Top & Bow: R20, R21, R22, C1
Pants & Shoes: C1, C3
Flowers: R20, R22

Until Next Time

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Another Hanglar Creation

A few weeks ago I had a couple of hours to myself. Yes I could have done the washing, cleaning or cooking, however, I decided to sit & create instead.
I love how the card turned out. I decided to send it to a great friend that was in need of a little cheer. I hope it worked.

Copics Used:
Skin: E0000, E000, R20
Hair: E71, E74
Top, Hat, Shoes: R81, R83, R85, Clear Spica
Pants: C1
Flowers:R83, R85, Clear Spica
Stamp: Hanglar Stanglar

Until next time

Monday, November 29, 2010

Another Christmas Card

Over at the Mad For Markers Challenge Blog this week we will are continuing on with the Challenge 'Christmas cards using Non-Traditional Colours'.
Typically not the colours I am comfortable with, however I must admit that I had fun creating the card below:

Copics Used:
Dress, Hat & Stockings: BG05, BG07, BG09, C1
Skin: E000, E00, RV21
Hair: E74, E79
Other: Opaque White, Clear Spica

Until next time,

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Christmas Cards - Non Traditional Colours

Hi Everyone!
It is Melissa here for my first official post as a Mad 4 Markers DT Member.

The new challenge is 'Christmas Cards using Non-Traditional Colours'.
I can't believe that Christmas is almost here & I must admit that I haven't even started preparing yet. This is my first Christmas card for this year and I have chosen Blue & White for my inspiration.

Copics Used:
Hat: B23, B24, B26
Hippo: C1, C3
Dress & Bow: B12, B14
Joy & Ribbon: B26

Don't forget to pop over to the Mad 4 Markers store for all your copic needs.

Be sure to come back tomorrow for more DT inspiration.
Until then, Happy Colouring

Friday, November 12, 2010

Copic Certification

I am so excited to announce that I am now a Copic Certified Designer. On Monday I attended the course & had a great day. I learnt alot & now even more addicted to my Copics! (Personally I didn't think that was possible, LOL).

Friday, November 5, 2010

The Stamp Spot Challenge

Marcia from The Stamp Spot has started a Ning Group. She is running a few monthly challenges. The first challenge I have done is the Colour Challenge!

The colours chosen are Olive, Kiwi, Powder Blue and White......Yes it certainly was a challenge for me, but here is what I created.

Copics Used:
Skin: E000, E00, RV21, Copic Opaque White
Hair: E71, E79
Shirt: YG11, YG63, YG67
Pants & Hat: B91, B93
Shoes: YG63, YG67, C1
Skateboard: B93, B97 , T3, T7

Until next time

Monday, November 1, 2010

Mad For Markers Blog Hop

Good morning Copic Lovers, We are having the first ever Mad for Markers blog hop. If you have come here from Emma’s blog then you are on the right track… if not then please hop on over to to start this fun hop.

Firstly we would like to say a HUGE THANKS to the departing Design team ladies… Sue, Louise and Tracy have been wonderful members of the Mad for Markers Design team and it’s with sadness that we say farewell! Please pop by their blogs and give them some love and lots of Thanks for all the gorgeous inspiration they’ve shared with us all using Copic markers!

And we would like to give a very warm welcome to the new team and are so very excited to have them on board…. You are going to love seeing their work which of course you will see as you are hopping…. you can also take a little detour to read more about the new team HERE.

Another little bit of news is that we now have a separate challenge blog – as of today (you will finish the hop there!) We have lots of FUN things in store for you here on the existing blog (stay tuned) and we have some great challenges lined up for the new Mad for Markers challenge blog ... with daily inspiration coming from our wonderful new team!

Enough chattering… HERE is my project I am sharing with you today…

The colours I have used are:
Flower: R46 & R59
Flourish: YG63 & YG67

Thanks for hopping by - now please hop on over to Tracey's blog.

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy Halloween!!

Happy Halloween Everyone!
Even though we won't allow the kids to 'Trick or Treat' around the streets, they were so excited to see other kids & the way they were dressed up.
This is the first Halloween card I have ever done & enjoyed doing it.

Copics Used:
Dress: YR02, YR04, YR07, C1, C3, C5
Face: E000, E00, RV21
Hair: E71, E77
Broom: E31, E33. E35, E37
Letters: YR07

Until next time

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Blog Candy

Spesch stamps now have these 4 designs in rubber!! How exciting!! To celebrate Tracey has a blog candy draw happening over on the Spesch Stamps blog... pop on over to enter!!
Good luck.

Monday, October 25, 2010

'Anything but a Card' Challenge

Over at the Mad for Markers Blog, they are holding an 'Anything but a Card' Challenge. I originally made this piece for my Guest DT submission, however I then saw that a few of the other girls had done similar so I decided against it. Saying that I still wanted to share it.

Stamp: Spesch Designer Stamp – Little Elf

Copics Used:
Face: E000, E00, RV21
Hair: E31, E33, E35
Body, Wings & Flowers: B91, B93, Clear Spica
Mushroom: R24, R27, R29, C1, C3, C5
Grass: YG03, YG11, YG13, YG17, Y45, Y63

My other piece will be up on the Mad for Markers blog on Wednesday & I will also post it here.

Until next time

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Birthday Card

Lachie is going to a Birthday party tonight, so thought I would make the card. It is a simple one but Lachie loved it & was proud to give it too his friend.

Copics Used:
Monsters: R24, R27, R29
YG11, YG13, YG17
B00, B02, B05
Number 6: B05 (glossy accents over the top)

Until next time

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Little Elf

Hi everyone,
As you will know from my last post, I am Guest DT in October for Mad for Markers.
The sponsor for the month is Spesch Designer Stamps. I chose this Little Elf. Thanks Tracey for the gorgeous stamp.

The smaller pictures are to show the dimension in the butterfly & the wings of the Elf.....

Stamp: Spesch Designer Stamp – Little Elf
Copics Used:
Face: E000, E00, RV21
Hair: E31, E33, E35
Body, Wings & Flowers: B91, B93, Clear Spica
Mushroom: R24, R27, R29, C1, C3, C5
Grass: YG03, YG11, YG13, YG17, Y45, Y63

Thanks again to Sammi & Emma for giving me this opportunity.

Until Next Time

Monday, October 11, 2010

Guest DT

Hi Everyone,

I am really excited to announce that I was accepted as a Guest Designer for Mad for Markers for the month of October. A huge Thank You to Sammi & Emma for giving me this opportunity. Pop on over to see the wonderful creations from all the girls.

Until next time.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

'Cracked Glass' Effect

As you know I just love my copic markers. I have several images in a box that I have coloured in & they are just waiting to find a card.

While looking at other blogs, I found the technique for Cracked Glass. I must admit that in all my years of stamping, I have tried to not to let this effect happen, however now I love it. The instructions can be found over at the Club Anya blog.

Hopefully you can see the 'Cracked Glass' effect.

Thanks for stopping by.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Mad for Markers DT Call

Sammi at Mad for Markers is currently looking for some new Design Team Members, as well as Guest DT.

So if you are into colouring in with Copic Markers & which to apply, you can click here to get the details on how to enter.

Sammi has asked us to show our favourite Copic Creations.

For those of you that know me, you are aware that I am addicted to my copics but also my Airbrush. Most of the flowers are coloured using the Airbrush.

Some Cards

A Wall Plague

An Altered Flower
(Airbrush used for colouring)

Monday, September 6, 2010

Magnolia Challenge


Over at Scrapbook Boutique, they are holding a Magnolia challenge. . The details can be found here.

Stamp Used: Ladybug Tilda by Magnolia Stamps
Copics Used for Colouring:
Clothing: C3, C5, C7, R46, R59
Skin: E000. E00. RV21
Hair: E31, E33, E35
Other: White Gel Pen, Glossy Accents

Flowers/Leaves: Green Tara, coloured using Copic Airbrush system (R46 & R59)

Other: Oval Nestabilities, Punch

Until next time

Friday, August 20, 2010


Over at Scrapbook Boutique they are holding their very first Challenge. The theme is Blue & Yellow. The details can be found here. This is my Contribution.

Stamp: Magnolia

Copic Markers Used:
Dress: B23, B24, B26
Shoes: C3, C5, C7
Hair: E31, E35, E37
Skin: E00, E11, RV21

Embellishments: Green Tara Flowers & Leaves, Prima Flowers, Glimmermist, Rhinestones, Paper Doilie, Chipboard Flourish.

Until next time

Copic Markers

I have recently being playing with Copic Markers. I must say that I am addicted.
Here is the first card I have made.

Stamp: CC Designs

Markers used:
Skin: E00, E11, RV21
Body: BG02, BV13
Hair: R81, R83, R85
Other: Spica Clear & Lavender

Embellishments: Rhinestones, Green Tara Flowers & Leaves, Prima Flowers, Punch

Friday, May 14, 2010

Graphite Ribbon & Gasket

I was the lucky recipient of some Graphite Ribbon & Graphite Gaskets. I love the versatility of them and the possibilities are just endless. It is okay to emboss (dry & heat), stamp & paint it.

Until next time ........

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Sparkly Fluff

Christina asked me to try the new 'Sparkly Fluff'.
The instructions for each of the ATC's can be found by clicking here. I hope you like creating them as much as I did.

Until next time

It's been a while

Hi Everyone
I am sorry that it has been a while since my last post, however that doesn't mean that I haven't been creating.
I have also been accepted into the Design Team for Christina's Crafts which I am really excited about. Thanks to Christina I now have a purpose to my craft and it gives me a reason to create more. So a huge Thank you to her for that.
I will be back shortly to post some of the creations I have done lately.

Thanks for stopping by.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Metallic ATC & Handmade Flowers

A yahoo group I am in (Dream Create Inspire) is holding a Metallic ATC swap. For my contribution I used rust paint for the background & around the edges I used Wave Copper Foil Tape. The flower is my own creation inspired by Reese Dixon. I used white Organza & coloured it with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist.

Friday, January 29, 2010

Scraptivate Challenge - January 2010

This ATC was created as part of Scraptivates' online challenge for January 2010. The theme is 'All things Timmy'.

Tim's Products used: Grungeboard, Fragments, Jump Rings, Fastners, Distressables & Doodads, Distress Ink (Frayed Burlap).

Other Products used: Cuttlebug, Soldering Iron (thanks Linda B for showing me this technique), Gilding Wax, Moon Shadow Ink, Chain, ATC Acrylic Overlay & Weldbond Glue.

ATC Swap Jan 2010 - Domonique McHugh

This ATC was created for Domonique McHugh. Her theme was 'Halloween'.
  • Background - 'Maya Road Mist' Sprays, then Black Webbing Spray
  • Witch - Chipboard by 'Scrapware', painted with Black Acrylic Paint & highlighted with Black Glitter.
  • Other - Brads
I hope she likes it.

ATC Swap Jan 2010 - Lisa Harman

This ATC was created for Lisa Harman. Her theme was 'Butterflies'.
  • Background -Grungeboard, embossed with cuttlebug, soldered & coloured with Starburst stains.
  • Butterfly - 'RW Laser Cuts', coloured with Starburst stains, rhinestones by Kaiser
  • Flowers - Green Tara
  • Other - Acrylic Overlay & Brads
I hope she likes it.

ATC Swap Jan 2010 - Rhonda Sadler

This is the ATC I made for Rhonda Sadler. Her theme was 'roses'.
* Background - 'Moments in Time' paper by Colleen Keen Paper Designs
* Heart - Grungeboard, coloured with Glimmermist
* Words - Making Memories Letters
* Other - Acrylic Overlay, Brads, Flowers, Leaves (Green Tara) & Gilding Wax
I hope she likes it.

ATC Swap Jan 2010 - Jenny Burns

This is the ATC I made for Jenny Burns. Her theme was 'Fleur de Lys'.
* Background - Radiant Rain & Glimmermist on Cardstock
* Lace - From Green Tara
* Small Fleur de Lys - EK Success Punch
* Large Fleur de Lys - Chipboard covered in Black Utee
I hope she likes it.

ATC Swap January 2010 - Jan Palmer

Linda B is hosting a swap on Face Book. You choose your theme & then each participant will do an ATC & send it too you. My Theme was Black, White & Blue. I can't wait to see what I receive.

This ATC was created for Jan Palmer. Her theme was 'From the Heart' . The background was created by using Radiant Rain Paints, the heart is made from Grungeboard that I have embossed using the cuttlebug & the holes are from the soldering iron. The ATC also has an Acrylic Overlay. I hope she likes it.

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Artist Trading Dollz

I have signed up to the 'Artist Trading Dollz' blogspot. The challenge for the month is to create an Art Doll with the theme 'Festive'. As Christmas was near, I chose to do a Christmas theme.

Thanks Linda for the Challenge, I look forward to the next one.