Kit and Clowder Live Colour Event

On the weekend just gone, I took part in a live colour event hosted by Alyce from Kit and Clowder.  I you are considering any type of lesson for using Copic Markers I would highly recommend Kit and Clowder.  I was not really sure on whether to spend the $70 to par take in the full skin and hair course however after Sunday morning I am sold.

The event started off before the day with Alyce letting everyone know the image she would be colouring and the markers that you would be using.  Given how new I am to Copic markers I looked at the list and realised I was in trouble.  I then looked at the cost to buy all those markers and realised that would get me in even more trouble with my husband.  In the end I decided to go with a sale on at Eckersly’s at the moment which is buy 4 get 1 free on sketch markers and I got the missing skin colours and the blue’s for the dress.  I am so pleased I did as well.

The morning started by making my coffee, getting the computer setup and locking the craft room door. There were to be no distractions.

The next 2 hours disappeared and the picture below is the result.  I was so pleased with the results.  As per my normal self criticism there are a few things I am not happy with that I would like to improve, but given the complexity of the image and how daunted I was to start with I am really happy.

Live Colour

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Birthday Batty Hero

This weekend has seen a day that has been completely focused on my son.  We have had Auskick (Aussie Rules Footy), a birthday party and finally a school disco.  We have seen this day coming for a couple of weeks and he has been getting more and more excited the closer the day got.  For him the most exciting part seemed to be his friends birthday party at the local ice arena.

When I started to plan for this I asked him what his friend would like as a gift, the answer…..anything superhero or Marvel.  Given the current trends that was an easy task to get a present that was suitable and within the budget.  I then asked if he wanted me to buy a card for him to give his friend and the response surprised me.  The answer was ‘NO!!!! You have to make it Mum!” This then posed the challenge, if he wanted Marvel characters I knew this was never going to happen within the styles of my work as I didn’t just want to print a picture and stick in on the front and with all the copyright issues that worried me.

So what did I do? I went straight to my two go to digital stamp companies and started scouring.  I found two images I thought he may like, Pirate LoveJoy from Saturated Canary and My Batty Hero from Tiddly Inks.  I showed him both images and gave him the choice.  It took him about 5 minutes to decide on My Batty Hero.  I really enjoyed colouring this image and I used a number of different Studio Calico papers and some stars from the July Card kit to top it off.  As it turns out the most difficult part was trying to fit a suitable “punch” word to fit in that part of the card.

Overall this card is one that I am really happy with, and even better my son loved it as well.

Birthday Batty Hero


Hope you like it, let me know what you think in the comments below.


You are on my mind

Today is just a really quick post to show you the card I have made for one of my many coloured images.

This is “You are on my Mind” from Tiddly Inks, and I think she is just the cutest.  I can see many different types of cards you could use this image on including  valentines, birthdays, anniversaries even sympathy cards would word with this image.

I covered the 3 hearts in the image with glossy accents (doesn’t show well in this pic) to make them stand out a little more but other than that it is a pretty basic card as I think the girl is all that is needed.  Hope you like it.


You are on my mind



Unusual Colouring Dramas

I have been doing a lot of colouring with Copic Markers recently to practice my techniques (and truth be told play with all my different colours).  I thought I would make a card tonight with two of the coloured images I had done during the past week only to find my daughter had fallen in love with one of them and accidently dropped it on the floor, where our puppy decided it tasted good.  Whilst the irony of the images being Puppy Love from Saturated Canary was not lost on me, I was not overly impressed. I decided instead to take a couple of photos of the remaining half of Puppy Love and also Canary Love also from Saturated Canary.  I hope you like them and would love to hear your thoughts.

Saturated Canary - Canary LoveHalf Puppy Love - Blog






Kids Birthday’s

It seems to be birthday season in our world at the moment. Last month was my birthday, last week was my sons birthday, next week is my Dad’s birthday.  To top it off, there seems to be a lot of my kids friends having birthdays as well,

Today has seen a need to make a card for my daughters friends birthday tomorrow.  I was quiet happy to have some coloured images all ready to go, and having received a number of card and project life kits last week, meant that I had a fair bit of inspiration running though my head.  The end result is here.

4th Birtthday Card

I was really happy with the end result. There were a few things I would have like to have done better, but I have learned this is always this case with the things I make.

I ended up using a Deconstructing Jen sketch as some more inspiration, however as usual it never ends up looking anything like the sketch I started with 🙂

I will be posting some more colouring images tomorrow.




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