Thursday, May 29, 2014


This fortnight over at Aud Sentiments we are playing BINGO! Woohoo! I love these challenges! They really make me think but they aren't too difficult.

This challenge runs May 22 - June 3, 2014, so you have another whole week to get your projects in!  If you haven't hit your limit of 5 projects yet... take a look at the very easy Bingo board below and pick a line either horizontal or vertical.  [No Diagonal in this game] - and don't forget, you must have a sentiment!  When you are ready, click HERE to enter Challenge #107.

And here is my wee creation:

I made the easel shape with background papers in Serif Craft Artist Professional, and then made my mat for my image in the same program. The papers are from Floral Lane (I think) digikit. The image is coloured with ProMarkers and the sentiment was my own using a free font, 'Learning Curve'. The lace was from my stash!

This image is "Tulip Umbrella" from Stamp Art by Kathryne, and she has generously sponsored our challenge. Enter for the chance to win!

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Oh dear love alert!

Oh dear. Something terrible has happened. Sorry, 7 month old baby who probably needs fed and changed. Sorry, husband of 4 years who would perhaps like to talk to me once in a while. Sorry, any friends who want to see me ever again.

Copic Markers have entered my world.

WHO KNEW that a girl with about 60 Promarkers could want to try another alcohol marker??

More on my new love shortly!

It's time for another challenge at Aud Sentiments! And we are sponsored by the absolutely incredible Paper Shelter, who have the most adorable images. I love them. And here is my creation, using my Promarkers for the helmet, top and skateboard, and my lovely Copics for everything else. There's been a revolution in my colouring!

The sentiment is my very own freebie, also available on the challenge blog, which is a favourite Dr Suess quote of mine. I thought it worked well with the skateboarder. Please do feel free to steal these for your stash! I have also done another, with a famous Winnie the Pooh quote! But if you do, leave a wee comment so that I feel loved!

I had seen the amazing fabulous fantastic Kristina Werner (starofmay on YouTube - go look her up, go go go) colouring her "Coloring Wednesday" videos and decided that I might get nicer hair effects with some Copics. After looking out which colours might be best to buy, I settled on a range of five, all in the E50s, ranging from very pale to dark brown. I figured I could try some skin tones and hair colours that way.

And oh...they are just amazing. I love them.

I immediately raided ebay for all the used Copics in the UK. And bought them. All of them.

So by the end of this week I'll have 8 lovely pinks and violets, another 5 (not duplicate) hair and skin colours, and three grey tones. I'm addicted.

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Clean and Simple BIRTHDAY!

Well it's our 4th Birthday Bash over at Aud Sentiments! Woohoo! We love all of our challenges, and we love everyone taking part, so we're offering a little treat. Stop by at Aud Sentiments and take part!

I've made some free sentiments for this fortnight's challenge - please feel free to use these or put them in your stash for future projects!

And now for my creation:

We have two lovely sponsors: Sassy Studio and Lacey Sunshine, and I used Sassy Studio's "Showgirl" Stamp to make a birthday card! This is very clean and simple - I think it was also the fastest colouring I've ever done in my life, as I had a hungry baby! - but I hope you like it.

The image is coloured using Promarkers, the sentiment is the one above, and I used Candi and a nice red ribbon to add a pop of colour!

Marie-Clare xx