Friday, 22 October 2010

Wedding Cards

Hi there, sorry things have been quiet here . . . we lost our internet for a few days (felt like my arms and legs were cut off, but I digress!!).

We ended up having to buy a new router.  It seems we are back online, but for some reason my computer still has some issues, but whilst I can get onto the internet, I thought I’d share some of what I have been up too :)

I was asked by a friend to make a wedding card, so I thought I’d have a go at ‘Colouring White’.  I am pretty happy with how these cards turned out.

What do you think?


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Copic Colours used:

Face: E50, E51, E53, R20 & White gel pen on cheeks

Dress, Shirt & Pants: W1, W3, W5

Shoes: C1, C3, C5, C7

Hair: E33, E35, E37

Flowers: YG00, YG03, R32, R35, R37

Buttermilk Spica Pen used on lace and dots around hair and flowers.


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Copic Colours used:

Face: E50, E51, E53, R20 & White gel pen on cheeks

Dress & Shirt: W1, W3, W5

Pants & Shoes: C1, C3, C5, C7

Hair: E33, E35, E37

Flowers: YG00, YG03, R32, R35, R37

Silver Spica Pen used on lace and dots around hair and flowers.


At first I thought I liked the totally ‘white’ one, but now I am not so sure.  They change when the cards are all finished.

If you ever see anything you like, and would like to purchase a card, leave me a message here, and I’ll contact you and organise how to get them to you.   I am also happy to make cards to order :)

If you live locally, you can also purchase the cards from Jigsaw Hair Studio in Drouin.  There should be supplies of my cards there starting early next week.

If you need a haircut, it is a great place to go :)

I am off to work night duty at the hospital tonight, so I had better go and get myself organised!

Until next time


Monday, 27 September 2010

Mad for Markers Design Team Call

Mad for Markers (a great place to get Copic Markers online) is having a Design Team Call.

I have only recently discovered Copic Markers, but I LOVE them, and I’d love to get to play with the Mad for Markers team.

I need to link some of my favourite/best Copic Colourings, so here they are below :)

Check out the Mad for Markers Blog for details.

One of my favourite stamps . . . Born-to-Shop2

A close up of the colouring . . . Born-to-Shop3

A card with feathering blending . . . Berry-Tilda-on-Bench2

I just love this technique, it gives a great effect :)Berry-Tilda-on-Bench1 

A Final Selection . . .

Christmas-Tilda1 Hedgehog-Pink1 Merry-Christmas1 Santas-Little-Helper2 Sarah-Kay-Green2 Japanese-Pink2 

Thanks for looking . . . hopefully the Mad for Markers crew think I am up for the challenge :)



A Spoonful of Sugar Challenge

This weeks challenge is “Anything Goes”.  Why don’t you give it a go too.

You can check out the blog and the challenge by clicking here

Here is my card for the challenge . . .

The stamp used is a Stampavie one, isn’t it cute :)Hedgehog-Pink1

A Close up of the colouring . . . Hedgehog-Pink2 

Stay tuned for my cards for some of the Magnolia Challenges . . . maybe tomorrow.  But for now, I need some beauty sleep, I have an early start for work tomorrow.



Sunday, 26 September 2010

Sketch Challenges Part 2 – Sketch Saturday

Another sketch challenge for you all, this one from Sketch Saturday.


Here is my take on the sketch, I turned it around 90 degrees!Shopping-Tilda-Purple1

A close up of the colouring . . Shopping-Tilda-Purple2

Another challenge in the next blog!!



Sketch Challenges Part 1 – Friday Sketchers

Hi all, I have decided to enter a few of the challenges floating around the web.  You might like to enter too, they are a great way to get some cards done, and you might even win a prize :)

The is from Friday Sketchers . . . you can click on the sketch to take you to this weeks challenge, for more information.

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Here is my take on the sketch . . . Shopping-Tilda-Orange1 

A closer look . . . Shopping-Tilda-Orange3 

A close up of the colouring . . . colored with Copics, of course!!


See the next post for another sketch.



A Couple of Cards from last week

Hi there,  I am busy working on all the stamped images I coloured on Friday night.  They should be ready to show you some tomorrow.

In the meantime, here is a couple I did last weekend :)

Suitable for giving to any of your girlfriends!!



And . . .

A Christmas Card . . .



So, until tomorrow (although technically it is today!!).



Wednesday, 15 September 2010

Just a few more cards to share . . .

Here are some of the other cards I made last night, that I said I’d with you today.
I hope you enjoy them.  Please leave me a comment :)
Santa’s Little Helper, sitting on the fireplace :)P1000993

Close up of the colouring :) 


Merry Christmas Tilda (not sure of her real name!)P1000995

Another close up . . . I love the non-traditional colours of these two Christmas cards :)
Until next time,

Card Patterns Sketch 81

I found this wonderful blog the other day, with Card Patterns, and a weekly competition that you can enter.
I have decided to play along . . .
Here is this weeks sketch . . . sketch81
Click on the sketch, or go to Card Patterns to check out how to enter your own card.  There is a great prize up for grabs from Prickley Pear Rubber Stamps for one lucky winner.
Anyway . . . here is my entry . . . what do you think? I'd love you to leave a comment.

I just love these Magnolia stamps.  This one is two stamps, and I used the masking technique to make my Tilda look like she is sitting on the bench . . . cool hey!
I am also really enjoying using the feathering technique to blend two different colours.  I have done this again on her dress.  Here is a close up . . .

For those of you that are interested, the Copic Colours used in this card are:

Face: E00, E02, R20 (for cheeks)
Dress & Socks: G00, B00 (blended by feathering)
Collar & Underskirt: YR04, YR07
Flower: RV10, RV23, YR7
Hair: E33, E35, E57
Bench: E35, E37, E57, 100

The card was made using:
Papers: Kaisercraft Hippy Girl Collection
Doily: sprayed with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist Foerst Green
Inked Paper Edges: Versamagic Aquatic Splash
Sentiment: Studio G Dollar Stamps
Miscellaneous Brads and flowers.

Have a great day.
I have some more cards to upload for you later :)

Monday, 13 September 2010

What a great weekend

Hi all, I have just returned from a great weekend away with the ladies and customers from Scrap2Relax. Thanks Karen, for organising such a great weekend, you are amazing.
I had so much fun playing with my copic markers and magnolia stamps, I thought I’d share some of my favourites here with you.
Chinese Tilda5
I love this Chinese Tilda stamp . . . doesn’t she look cute, all coloured in pink and greens.

Sitting Tilda2
   This Berry Tilda has been coloured with greens & blues, using the ‘feathering’ technique that I learnt at the Copic Training I went to last month.
It is not an easy technique, but I really love the effect that you get when it is done well.
Paper from the Hippy Girl, Kaisercraft range.

Shopping Tilda2
Shopping Tilda, coloured in purples, along with some other cards I made with the left over papers.  Papers from the BoBunny Range.

Spellbinder Flowers3
This card has been made with the Spellbinders Flower dies.
  The flower dies were inked with Brilliance in before they were cut and embossed.
The leaf dies were inked before and after they were cut and embossed.
The background paper was embossed with the cuttlebug dots folder.

If you want to see some more, then you can check out this album . .

If you are interested in learning more about the Copic Markers, check out our Intro to Copic Markers Class, at Scrap2Relax, we’d love to see you there :)
Have a great day . . . I hope you get to spend some of it scrapping or stamping.

Wednesday, 4 August 2010

Like a Woman possessed!!

I am LOVING these Copic Markers . . . I can not stop colouring in!
I am also spending lots of time searching the internet for ‘digital stamps’ . . . I didn’t even know that these existed until yesterday :)
Here are some great sites I found if you are interested . . .
Meljen's Designs
Whimsy Stamps
Cuddly Buddly Crafts
Fred, She Said Designs
Anyway, after lots of searching, and discovering some lovely freebies on these sites, I spent the afternoon colouring in!
Here is what I did . . .
Donkey Smiles, from Meljen's Freebies
Donkey Coloured001 Donkey Coloured002

Flowerpot Daffodils, from Fred, She Said Designs Freebie
Daffodils - Coloured001 Daffodils - Coloured002

Floral doodle design from Fred, She Said Designs Freebie
Flower - Coloured001

Flowervase from … oops … can’t remember where I got it.  As soon as I find out/remember, I’ll link to this post.  Sorry if it is yours, let me know and I’ll sort it out.
Flowers in vase - Coloured001
Once I had finished all the colouring in, I turned them all into cards :)
Donkey Cards . . .
Donkey Cards001

Daffodil Flowerpot Cards . . .
Flowerpot Cards001

Flowervase Cards . . .
Flowervase Cards001

I am still waiting for the stickles on the Flower Doodle Cards to dry, so I can’t scan them just yet!  I’ll post them for you tomorrow.
I hope you are enjoying seeing the Copic Created Cards, as much as I am enjoying doing them.
Get yourself down to Scrap2Relax, or check out the website, and get yourself some Copics to play with.
Until Next Time,

Tuesday, 3 August 2010

I LOVE Copic Markers!

So, I was going to post some of the scrapbook pages I have done in the last week or so, but I have something sooooo much more exciting to share with you :)
I have just started playing with the Copic Markers . . . and lets me just say . . . I LOVE them!!
I started out with 6 markers on Saturday . . . went back to Scrap2Relax yesterday and bought 14 more.
I coloured most of last night, read LOTS of stuff on the internet, and I HAVE to drop back into Scrap2Relax this afternoon for some MORE!!
They are so easy to use, they colour beautifully, and even I (who has no artistic/drawing skill) can blend the colours and get some shading look in my pictures. (Now I need more stamps that I can colour!).
Here are my first attempts . . .
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I have enlarged some of my favourites for you . . .
Please note: In real life the blending is MUCH smoother, than in the scanned images.
All Stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink.
Green Leaf

Leaf, coloured with:

Robin Redbreast
  Robin, coloured with:

Pink Flowers, coloured with:
Pink Flowers

I will be doing a Copic Instructors Certification at the end of August, which I am really looking forward to.
I hope you will join me for some classes in September/October. We’ll let you know the dates when the time gets closer :)
OK, I was going to scrapbook today . . . but I can hear the pens calling me to do some more colouring in!!
Happy Colouring!!
    Judy  Small Pink Butterfly