Thursday, 20 April 2017

Happy Birthday Gran Margaret

Good morning!! Today is Margaret's Birthday! Margaret was one of our first customers at our shop in Rockdale and has is the brains behind our Progressive Freebie challenge on the Mad for Markers Creations Facebook group so I thought it was necessary to create a DIGI of Gran Margaret for her Birthday!!

Here is the card that I made ...


Friday, 7 April 2017

Rebekah with Coffee

Good afternoon,

Today I'm sharing a card that I made with Rebekah ... one of my latest digis :) she is happy with her Travel cup of coffee :)

I am loving the BlueGreen colour family at the moment and it goes perfectly with the Ubud Dreams Paper which is what I have used for the papers and added I some diecuts from the same range.

I'm going to enter this card into...

the Aussie Digital Artists Challenge blog - Have you seen this blog that started this year? It's a great way to support  Aussie Artists :) This month the sponsor is Sasayaki Digital Stamps and there are some absolute cuties there.. why not check them out :)

I'm also going to enter into...

Crafty Hazelnuts Patterned Paper challenge for April :D
Love to Craft Challenge Blog for April :)

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, 6 April 2017

New Release - April girls

Good afternoon,

Today is a happy day at Mad for Markers... we have just activated the new website ... and are hopeful this will be much more user friendly than our old website... and it's a NEW digital release day!!

Today there are 4 new images released .. you might have seen one already if you are on our Mad for Markers Creations group ... Rebekah with Coffee ... and then three other girls all dressed up for winter, Chloe, Bridget and Emily .... I have used them on a project life - esque card which I will use in an album or planner :D

You can find all the new girls as Digital stamps in the NEW store HERE :)

Margaret and Rose have both created some lovely cards with these girls also.. make sure you go check out their blogs to see their work and leave them some words of love and encouragement :)

Saturday, 11 March 2017

Ubud Dreams canvas

Good morning,

Today I'm sharing a canvas that I created using the Kaisercraft Ubud Dreams paper :)
I love the blues and bluegreens in this paper!!

Hope you have a wonderful weekend!!


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 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 :)


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,

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