Tuesday, 7 February 2017

and the winner is....

I'm a little late drawing the winner of the blog candy as I was rather caught up in planning and running our Mad for Markers Arty Farty Crafty Party on this weekend just gone!

We had a wonderful weekend of colour and cake :D Here is a photo that I uploaded to Instagram... showing Emma's Art journaling and Prismacolor class and Gin's Project class :) There were more photos if you want to see them, just search #artyfartycraftyparty on Instagram.





 Ok... Now to announce the winner.. thanks to those who entered - I loved reading your answers to the questions posed :) In order to draw a winner I wrote out all the names and added the additional entry slots and then used Random.org to pick a number... Drumroll.........



 


and the winner is Terriavidreader :D Congratulations! 

Saturday, 28 January 2017

Fearfully and Wonderfully Made

Good morning, Im sitting at the shop ... and it's quiet.. so far only one customer has come in.. although she didn't end up being a customer just an enquirer as I didn't have what she was after .. sad day.

Anyway on a brighter note I am sharing a card that I made using some of my favourite things... some stamps from The Greeting Farm and  one of them includes a quote from one of my most favourite Bible passages - Psalm 139


To help me MAKE more cards and DO MORE blogging again I have been looking for some challenges to enter and I found some fun ones :D

Colour Crazy Challenge is Anything Goes :)
Crafty Girls Creations also have an Anything goes challenge on :)
Country View Challenges have an Anything Goes challenge as well :)

Thanks for stopping by my blog... SCROLL DOWN for my 9 year Blogaversary candy.... there's still a couple of days left to enter :D and T ... thanks for inspiring me to actually post a blogpost today :D


Saturday, 14 January 2017

Blog candy 2017

Good afternoon, a day later than I said but HERE is my blog candy post to celebrate 9 years of this blog... and to kickstart my new year of blogging more regularly (we'll see how it goes ;)


I've found 9 different things to include .. that are related to my blogging/ crafting journey :)
1. Copics
2. Prismacolors
3. Spica pen
4. 0.3mm Multiliner
5. kneaded eraser
6. a rubber stamp
7. 6 x 6 paper pack
8. Marker bleedproof paper
9. copics of Copicendium

To go in the draw 

1. please leave a comment here and your email so I can contact you if you WIN :D
 if you don't want to add your email in the comments you can send it to me via email

2. for another entry follow my Instagram page :) and comment on the blogcandy pic

3. for an additional entry join my business Mad for Markers facebook group (a place to share colouring/ artworks)

ok... now I think I need to have 9 options for entries .... so for 6 more chances tell me in your comment your answers to these questions (yup my blog over the years morphed into  a space to share life as well as Art/ Craft):

1. your favourite colour
2. your favourite Social Media outlet
3. your preferred colouring medium
4. do you blog - if so please leave your address so I can come say "Hi"
5. where you were 9 years ago
6. where you would like to be in 9 years time

Thanks I think that's probably enough... I'll leave this open till the end of January :)

Sammi
xoxo

Thursday, 12 January 2017

9 years later - blogaversary

If anyone is still reading this TODAY is my blogaversary.... I think I will have to get some blog candy together as a celebration... 9 years ago I started this blog... as a bit of a record of my crafty creations... a bit of an online VAPD .... I have many diaries on the go .... and this is just one of them I guess.. I come and go ... Much change has occurred ... the blog (unlike a paper diary) is where I have made many great friends.. and  though its been a while since talking to many EVERY one I've come into contact with through this blog has a special place in my heart! 

I miss the days of blogging, entering challenges, hopping around everyone else's blogs... Once again I may try and do this more often again.. although time is a bit more strained these days... with the shop and creating, preparing, advertising classes etc etc etc...

Tomorrow I plan to post a candy piccy ....

Today I am posting this Girl that I drew and coloured for the Mad for Markers Copic Colour Conference that I am holding in February at the shop :) Isn't she pretty (even if I do say so myself) :D


The main focus of this class will be her HAIR ... I used my fav brunette Copic combo ... E33, E35, E37, E77 and E79.

Thanks for stopping by,
Sammi
xoxo

Wednesday, 4 January 2017

Introducing Eliza ...

Good afternoon,

I have decided that I would like to draw a character each week... to practise and thus hopefully improve my drawing skills... and I thought why not make it an open/ fun challenge.. So here is my first character and the intro to the challenge:





 I have started a brand new Sketchbook for this purpose... each week I will draw/ create a new character... either a face or whole figure, there may even be some animals/ monsters too... and will upload them to my own blog, Mad for Markers and various Social media sites. I would love for you to join in and I look forward to seeing who you create :D

Please use the hashtags so that we know that you are playing along and we can come and look at your creations! :D




Wednesday, 23 November 2016

Donna the Christmas Wood elf

Good afternoon, well It's AMAZING - I am blogging  a coloured image again finally! This is one of my Christmas girl images that I drew for the store.



I called her Donna ... which is because she has the reindeer ears of course ... on the weekend just passed we went to my Mum's school fete and I had a bunch of my Christmas images there for people to colour in .. one of the parents coloured this image up as a woodland elf ..with Green skin and I really liked the effect so I thought I'd try colouring her green.. it's pretty different but I think I like it :D maybe she's a bit too bright but it was fun!

Copics used:

Skin: YG01, YG03, YG06, G24, G21, G20, YG63, YG67, R81, RV55, RV000
Eyes: BG05, B24
Hair: C6, C8, V28, BV18, V09
Ears: E23, E25, E11, E13, E15, E18, W5
Headband - Pink: RV55, RV34, RV69
Headband - flowers: G85, G29, B34, B37, B39 + Molotow white pen + 100
Pink baubles : R81, R83, R85, RV55
other bauble: B21, B000, BG02, BG05, BG09 + c4, C6
Background: E53, E42, W5, W7, W3, E81, E84, E87, E89, B34, 110


I NEED to get organised with my Christmas cards and presents.. how are you going? I can't believe it's about 1 month to go :o


You can purchase this DIGI Here


and the markers (if you are in Aus or NZ) from here :D



Tuesday, 1 November 2016

Christmas Girl face

Good afternooon,

Hope your week has started well.. Today I'm just popping on to share a colouring that I did on the weekend.. during the demos I was doing on our stand - we had a great time at the Papercrafts Festival in Penrith :)

This girl has just been released at Mad for Markers today along with some other Christmas themed images... she is also the Progressive freebie image on our facebook group :)