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 :)

Saturday, 22 October 2016

Inktober sketches

Inspired by Inktober - I've been sketching a lot lately... here are some of the images (they were all posted on my Instagram account). I'm hoping to colour a few up soon!! :D 

Thanks for stopping by :)

Sunday, 9 October 2016

a Happy Birthday card

Last night I did a bit of blog hopping and commenting on some old favs ... gee I've missed that! Hoping to do it more regularly again... Oh if anyone knows how to get more time in a day that would be a great thing hehe!

THIS card uses paper from Echo Park - Birthday Wishes Girl paper pad - that I have in the store here and some planner flowers from Prima - here

Copics used:
Skin: E000, E53
Hair: RV63, RV66
Hat: C8, 110
Shirt: V22, BV00, BV000
Jeans: B91, B93, B95
Belt & Shoes: N4, N7, V17
Eyes: BG02
Ground: E31, E41

Ribbon: BV11

I'm going to enter her into a couple of challenges :D

Cute Card Thursday - Anything Goes - This challenge was one of the first challenges I ever entered so it's great to be playing again!!

and a new challenge for me... Artistic Inspirations which is also Anything Goes this fortnight :)

Thanks for stopping by,

Saturday, 8 October 2016

My dreams TERRIFY me

Good afternoon.

Hope you have had a great week!  Today I'm sharing with you a card I made with my Lily Rose Fairy digi. I did a  lesson on colouring this image (focusing on shadows) at Copic Club last night  .. and this was the demo ...

I added the butterfly stamp/ sentiment today. It's a Prima stamp and Aussie friends, you can get it from my online shop HERE. I love this sentiment and it rings true at the moment.. this dream of having my own shop and teaching classes is currently terrifying my socks off - so I guess it's big enough then :D  

We have started (thanks for the idea and help GranMargaret) a progressive freebie challenge at the Mad for Markers Digi Creations facebook group HERE if you pop over you can read all about it but for the first month you are able to get this image - Lily Rose for free :D

The dream become reality does mean that I will be BLOGGING a lot more regularly so that I can use the products and show people the results :D And so I'm back to listing colours .... 

The Copics I used are:
Grass: YG91, YG95, YG25, YG17, YG41
Sky: 0, B00, B12
Mushroom: C-3, C-5, C-7, YR20, YR12, E34, R24, R46, R59
Skin: E00, YR20, E31
Hair: YR65, YR68, R24
Dress: V20, V25, 0
Wings: RV00. RV52, 0

Thanks for stopping by :)

Saturday, 1 October 2016

World Cardmaking Day

Good morning,

Today is world Cardmaking Day and as that's what started off the posting on this blog (cardmaking) all those years ago, so it's an apt day to blog again :)

I'm celebrating at Mad for Markers ... you can check out the fun HERE :)

Here's the cutie I created for the occasion... Kelly Koala in Spring crown!

Thanks for stopping by :)

Thursday, 9 June 2016

a time to blog ...

Today the words of Ecclesiastes 3:2-11 do ring true...
"For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven:
a time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted; a time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up; a time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance; a time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing; a time to seek, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away; a time to tear, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak; a time to love, and a time to hate; a time for war, and a time for peace.
What gain has the worker from his toil? I have seen the business that God has given to the children of man to be busy with. He has made everything beautiful in its time. Also, he has put eternity into man's heart, yet so that he cannot find out what God has done from the beginning to the end. (ESV)

Facebook memories can be fun but can also be painful as they make you re-live tough times. My "masked" posts about our IVF journey 6 years ago come back to taunt me. Today is the anniversary of the conception of our twins (using ICSI). Sadly they both died in the womb and we never got to meet them, to hold them, to see them grow. All we have is this blurry photo of two little embryos and a world of "what ifs". I can't really imagine being mum to five year olds :0

I knew what today was already as I have ALL the dates written down and just happened to read them yesterday so it was not a surprise when Facebook memories showed one of my posts, but it is something else to re-read your own words of hope and others comments.

I still grieve the loss of these little ones and still strongly desire to be a mum. As the years go on this possibility grows dimmer. I do not know what God's plan is for me apart from knowing and loving him and sharing my life with others. I will continue to trust him through all the seasons :)