Thursday, 29 January 2009
I just wanted to ask you all about copics.
I want to get some but can't really afford the sketch ones at the moment so thought I would just get some of the ciao ones for now. I only want to get a few to try and saw some on ebay today, they were selling 5 markers plus a fineliner for £10 plus postage and I thought I might get some of them but ended up not ordering them because I didn't know what colours to get! They have a pack of skin tones which I do need, and they also had grey tones, brights, pastels and a hues pack. I'm not sure which colours I would use most so if anyone has any suggestions or advice I would be very gratefull. Also if you know anywhere else that sells them at a reasonable price, (remember I am in the UK though) that would be great too :)
I bought some Marvys month or so ago and I do like them better than other markers I have used but after looking at other peoples cards that have been done using copics, I really want some.
I really blame Rach for this new obsession I have with copics lol, I visit her blog every day and I am always amazed at how brilliant her colouring looks. If you haven't seen any of her work, you really have to go check out her blog, she has so much inspiration on there.
Well so much for the short post lol.
Speak to you all again soon
Wednesday, 28 January 2009
I still can't get my camera to charge so i took some quick photos with my phone to give you an idea of what the winner of my blog candy will get.
I know its quite hard to see in this photo and you will have to ignore all the junk around me and also my daughters ribenna juice which is not included lol. There is, some hand stamped images of some of my fav stamps, a collection of tags and embelishment which all have a travel theme (I think), some tiny die cut envelopes, a couple of little pink bows with heart charms on them and some bark flowers.
Thanks you everyone for joining in and showing me your support, I really do appreciate it.
Tuesday, 27 January 2009
I know I said I would pick a winner as soon as I reached 100 but as it is past midnight I will leave it till tomorrow afternoon before I pick a winner.
Although I have had 51 visitors today there is only a few comments so if anyone hasn't left a comment you still have time to. I will include any comments left up untill tomorrow afternoon in the draw.
This is a card I made for the papertake weekly challenge.
My daughters both love this little girl and I think she's really cute too.
The papers used were from Laura Ashley, I coloured the image with Marvy markers and used some glossy accents on the splashes of water (love that stuff). To finish it off I inked the edges of some plain wooden buttons with blue ink.
Now for the candy! I am sorry to say that I can't take a photo of the goodies because I can't get my camera to charge :( so I will just have to write it down instead. so here goes: most are from craft essentials cardology range.
10 metres of green sparkly fancy yarn (craft essentials)
3 lengths of assorted green and yellow ribbons
pack of metallic plum accent beads
pack of glitter sparkles (bright ideas)
12 tags and approx 20 vellum corner squares with silver embossed houses (all store bought and from cardology range)
heart spangles (craft essentials)
pack of red flower gems
tube of star sequins
3 metres of ribbon from the new say it with a.... smirk range from Dovecraft
and finally a say it with smirk stamp from Dovecraft
All in a lovely box decorated by me :)
Sorry this has been a long post but just wanted to tell you in as much detail as I could because I dont have a picture.
Thanks for taking the time to read this novel and remember to check back tomorrow to see who has won.
Monday, 26 January 2009
I have decided to give away some blog candy when I reach 100 visitors :)
I don't have a lot of followers or visitors so I was thinking what I could do to get more people coming to my blog as I plan to keep my new years resolution I made and post every day from now on with a new card or project, but I figured the best way is to get help from the lovely people who do visit my blog :)
I am in the process of altering a small box and thought it would be nice to give it away as blog candy, full with goodies of course. I will post more details in the next day or so telling you exactly what will be in the box.
All you need to do for a chance to win is leave me a comment telling me what you would like to see on my blog in the future (projects, links to other sites, more candy etc) and/or what you would like to see for blog candy in the future, then leave a link to this post on your blog and I will come visit you :) or if you don't have a blog just tell a friend about my blog.
The sooner I reach 100 hits the quicker I can choose a winner so tell your friends about me!
As soon as I reach 100, I will pick a winner by random.
The card was made using a cuttlebug. Meda painted over the blue cardstock with white acrylic paint then sanded it (I think) to reveal the blue underneath.
Meda please let me know if I am wrong :)
I can never get the cardstock with a different coloured inside here so I think I will give this a try. Just need to get some acrylic paint first.....
Thank you Meda xx
Sunday, 25 January 2009
Saturday, 24 January 2009
Tuesday, 13 January 2009
I have never really bothered much with challenges and competitions except the odd one now and again because I never win anything but since winning the other day I have changed my way of thinking. If I never try then I will never win right?
So I have entered a few with great blog candy like the spellbinders competitions and a few on other blogs but I entered one yesterday which I really have my fingers crossed to win.
Someone i know from one of the groups (Leena aka Snoopy) I am in told me about the giveaway at scrapgirl. Her Daughters friend Brittni has been in hospital for the last 2 months as she has ulcerative colitis and still has more operations to go through. She is only 16 and has went through so much.
So.... a few of us have entered over on scrapgirl to see if we can win the candy for her. She loves monkeys and the prize is some sock monkey paper, some monkey images and some other cool stuff that she would love.
If anyone reading this hasn't entered check it out here http://imcarrid.blogspot.com/2009/01/blog-candy.html If anyone is lucky enough to win, please please please consider donating for Brittni. :) You can contact me if you don't know Snoopy and I will passon your details :)
Thanks for stopping by today
Monday, 12 January 2009
The winner gets one of the cards she has on her blog (check them out, they are made with the cuttlebug) and also some of the flowers she made the cards with :D
Well I better be getting off to bed now so I can get up for the kids school in the morning!
Sunday, 11 January 2009
My card today is one I made for a challenge last week. My 5 yr old Daughter Rhianna helped make it and I let her pick most of the papers for it. The paper in the left corner is a handmade paper I got in a bargain pack, as is the stripey paper. The gold embossed is a freebie from a magazine (which I really do like for a change!) and the white is some that a freind (Karen) from another group embossed for me before I had the cuttebug, but I used it on the debossed side because the other side didn't go. I finished it off with some papers cut into hearts and some ribbon, gems and a tag embelishment which says S.W.A.L.K from my stash. I'm not sure if I like this card (probably because I don't do valntines cards, either that or just because it's rubbish lol) but my daughter does so thats good enough for me :D
Thanks for stopping by today
Tuesday, 6 January 2009
He's in my "good books" now for a long time I think lol. But seriously he really is just the best :D :D
Now I'm off to do some creating!
Sunday, 4 January 2009
Heres the link you need.
Wishing everyone good luck, especially myself as I could really be done with some new stamps lol.