Saturday, December 4, 2010

Scrapping Saturday - Mad for Markers

I am so excited to be sharing with you  my combined love of scrapbooking and copic markers...I've recently accepted a position on the design team at Mad for Markers... and this is the very first time, that I have used my copic markers on a layout - thanks for encouraging me Sammi! This time last year my family and I travelled to Europe and despite leaving our Summer behind, it was such a magical time, experiencing the traditions of the festive season in the Northern Hemisphere. It also marked a significant milestone as my youngest daughter had just completed her Year 12 studies and for me it meant the return of my copic markers - she had them on "long-term loan" for her Graphic Art folio. I am very happy to have them back and I've been colouring up a storm ever since!! Although I have become a bit of a "digital diva" - it is fun to "dabble" with paper and adhesive now and then.

I created this layout using the new  Ltd Ed. Hummingbird paper collection from Creative Memories. I love the soft subtle romantic tones to the paper designs and  I will be adding a lot of this paper to my stash!! I complimented it with cardstock in lilac, grape, black and white. My title was made using the Sizzix Shadowbox diecut font. I added a strip of lace adhesive and I made my other embellishments for this layout using the Eiffel Tower and Tilda with Wine & Cheese stamps from Magnolia. I stamped them onto X-Press IT Blending Card and coloured them in with the following colours.

Eiffel Tower - W1, W3
Skin - E00, E21, E51, R20
Hair - E35, E33, E31
Clothing - BV00, BV02, BV04, G000
Basket - E33, E31
Wine Bottle/ Bread - G02, G00, Y15, E33, E31
I added a plaid pattern to the skirt of my little Tilda with a Black Multiliner 0.1mm and after I added the diamond shapes to the skirt I used my G000 to blend them - this also gave the skirt a "greenish" colour that co-ordinated beautifully with my patterned paper.

I decided not to colour in the napkin in the little basket - instead I used some more Hummingbird patterned paper and "stitched" around the edge with my Black Multiliner 0.1mm - be sure to check out the selection of Multiliner Pens in the Mad for Markers store - they have multiple uses and are a fabulous addition to your collection of markers.

I had so much fun making my own embellishments for this layout - so stay tuned... I can see a lot more of my coloured stamp images making their way into my scrapbooking over the coming months.

Friday, December 3, 2010


mmm....we are now officially into our third day of Summer here in the land downunder, but what strange weather we are having!!?- it is usually hot and dry in our area during this time of year but for the past week we have truly had a mixture of the 4 seasons !! Yesterday was cold, wet and windy, Today is hot, humid and stormy - I don't like either of these versions of weather patterns, so I have spent today playing in my "happy room". I decided the best thing to do was pretend it really was a beautiful Summers' day and  create a bright and cheery card for the current challenge at

As you know, I am very much a "pink" girl but I decided that I would spread my wings and experiment with something new to add to my repertoire of  favourites colours...and I went with a very bold approach that will take a bit of getting use to LOL!!  I used "Tilda with Bike" from Magnolia's Lazy Summer Day's Collection 2009 and drawing inspiration from some striped paper, I found in my ever growing "stash", I went with shades of blue, green and purple.

Copics Used:
Blues - B97, B95, B93
Purples - BV00, BV02, BV04
Greens - YG00, YG03, YG06

I coloured the paper flowers with a combination of the same colours, the finished card was very bright and bold and I wasn't sure if I should add a Birthday or Get Well sentiment - but with a toss of a coin the Birthday tag won out!!

I like to take the photos of my cards in natural light so I usually set them up outside in our pergola area...while I was setting up to take the photo.. our 14 year old kitty, Miss Pepper decided she wanted to be in the photo too, so she plonked herself on my drop sheet and supervised the proceedings - it was so cute! - well it was, until... she had a little "nibble" on the corner of my card!!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Paper Wings

I'm so excited to share with you the latest digital kit designed by Angel Hartline - it is called Paper Wings and in the words of Angel -  Let Paper Wings lift you up to heaven! Paper Wings overflows with sublimely soft and delicate textures in shades of pink, purple, blue & cream.

I think this kit is absolutely gorgeous - it is so pretty and evokes such serene emotions. While it is perfect for showcasing photos of the "Angel" in your life - it is ideal for fantasy pages and at the same time a great choice for heritage layouts - yep!! - you guessed it I created a heritage layout with it!

To add this stunning kit to your digi collection be sure to....