Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Ribbon Candy

Hi Blogging Friends,

I am giving away 20 rolls of ribbon.  11 of these rolls have not even been opened and still are in their plastic wrap.  If you think you could use these ribbons in your crafting and would like to participate, leave a comment below and make sure you are a follower of my blog.  It is that easy!!  This candy will last for two weeks and then a lucky winner will be drawn.  
Good luck!

Alicia xx

Stamp Sale - Great Bargains - Be Quick!!

Hi Blogging Friends,

In my quest for a clutter-free life I am cleaning out my crafty things and have decided to let go of some Stampin' Up stamp sets.  They are listed here with the price.  If you are interested please email me with the set/s you would like and I will get a postage quote for you.  They are all in great condition and have hardly been used.  First in, first served!!

Set 5 - $10
Big on Spring 

Set 10 - $15
Heard from the Heart

Set 11 - $15

Set 15 - $20
Mixed (Some SU and some not)

Set 16 - $20

Thanks for looking,

Alicia xx

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Mad for Markers - Journal Page

Hi Blogging Friends,

I have a journal page to share today for the M4M Multiliner Madness challenge.
I have used one of Sammi's digis.  Her name is Charlotte Rose and you can buy her here.
I added some lines on here as part of the Multi-Liner challenge...on her stockings, spots on the mushroom and lines on the stem of the mushroom.  I had all intentions of giving her stripy stockings when I accidentally coloured all the stripes red.  Never mind.

These are the Copics I used:
Skin: E21, E11, R20
Hair: E49, E47, E29 E37, E15, E13
Reds: R29, R46, R85
Purples:V17, V15, V12
Yellows: Y06, Y08, Y02
Other: Black100, W-1

First I used Gesso on the background of the page, then purple and gold acrylic paint.  Then I pasted bits and pieces from my Kaisercraft "Made with Love Collection" paper pad.  Then I added the fairy, ribbons, swirls, pearls and stickers.  I used a gold gel-pen and a white gel-pen to doodle around bits and pieces all over the page.  Finally I journalled using my Multi-Liner.  

I really enjoyed making this page.  I love art-journalling as a way of expressing feelings and it is really fun to get out the paints and get a bit messy.  (I will not show you the state of my desk now lol!)  I love how you can get a bit untidy...and just enjoy the art process.

Hope you are having a wonderful Saturday...

Alicia xx

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Clearing out craft clutter

Some thoughts I had on clearing out Clutter.

Check out Sue Rasmussen's website :

Thanks for listening : )

Alicia xx

Saturday, October 13, 2012

M4M Multi-Liner Madness - Saturated Canary Image

Hi Blogging Friends,

It is my turn to share some inspiration for the current Mad for Markers' Challenge: Multi Liner Madness.  I coloured a new Saturated Canary Image that Sammi has in store here.  It is called Ice Cream and Pickles.  She is so cute! I have made this card for my friend who has just fallen pregnant doing IVF so I wanted to make her a special card to let her know how happy I am for her.  My friend has lovely dark hair, so I chose to colour her hair in black.

I used my Multi-Liner for adding criss-crosses on the ice cream cone and for tracing the cream on the layers between the ice-cream (as I didnt do a great job with the stamping of the image, which is so me, I can never stamp that well).  I dont know if it is supposed to be cream, but I decided it would be on this card!  I also used my Multi-Liner drawing a little border around the card in three places.  One good thing about a Multi-Liner is that it doesnt smudge when you use your Copics over the top.

The papers I used are Amy Tangerine Sketchbook and the Copics I coloured with are:

Pink: RV09, RV06, RV04, RV02
Aqua: BG49, BG15, BG23, BG10
Yellow: Y08, Y06, Y02
Orange: YR07, YR04, YR02
Green: YG67, YG63
Hair: 100, C9, C7
Skin: E21, E11, R20

Here is a close-up of the colouring...

I am clearing out some stamps so if you are keen on a bargain check them out here.  A few sets have sold, but there is still plenty more left.  

Nicholas is sitting up now.  Yay!!! Here are a few recent pics...

Alicia xx

Monday, October 8, 2012

As the Crow Flies Blog Hop and Giveaway

Hi Blogging Friends,

Mad for Markers is having a Blog Hop today to celebrate the As the Crow Flies NEW Release - There are some VERY cute images this release which are just a delight to colour in!

There is:

Icecream Boy

You can now buy these gorgeous 4 as well as the release from last month - Here!

 I coloured in Raindrop.  Isn't she a sweetie!!

If you came here from Melissa's blog then you are right on track.. If not please hop on over to the M4M Challenge blog to start at the very beginning!

Also a random blogger who comments on my post will receive this image for free courtesy of me! (Make sure you are a follower of my blog to win.)

Thanks for stopping today for this fun release of the new As the Crow Flies images... Your next stop is here and that is the end of the hop!

Thanks for playing along!

Alicia xx

Saturday, October 6, 2012

Mad for Markers Multiliner Madness and Candy Winner

Hi Blogging Friends,

At Mad for Markers this month it is "Multiliner Madness".  That means to enter the challenge you need to use your Multi Liner in some way on your creation.  I chose to make a journal page.  I started with a piece of water colour paper and used a crayon to draw the flowers and border.  Then I painted over the top with pink water colour paint.  The crayon resisted the paint and showed through.  Then I used my 0.5mm Multi Liner and a thicker Sharpie texta to journal and doodle all over the page.  Then I matted the page on black card and pasted into my journal.  The thing I love about Art Journalling is that it is the process not the product that is important.  Art Journalling is all about having fun and going with the flow, getting out your thoughts and experimenting with colour, texture, lines etc.  Different to a card, that you hope will look "good" at the end, especially if you are making it to give to someone.  Art Journalling can be freeing, because it is just for yourself and no one has to see it if you dont feel like sharing.  I find it fun and refreshing and less structured than card making.

The inspiration for my journalling was two lovely friends I have been lucky enough to spend a couple of days with.  We taught together up on the Gold Coast a few years back and they flew to Newcastle this week to spend some time with me.  I had a lovely time catching up with these girls.  

And this is where we spent a lot of our time, hanging out at the pool at the Hotel they stayed at.  The weather was very hot.  So perfect laying by the pool weather (but in the shade as it was too hot!).   

And they met Nicholas for the first time.  He made them work extra hard for cuddles and smiles as the teeth were bothering him again.

Now quickly for the winner of my candy:

The lucky winner is Annette!!!
Congratulations Annette.  I will be in touch with you to let you know all about your win.
I hope to post more candy soon.  Thanks to everyone for entering.
Have a great weekend.
Alicia xx