Sunday, June 26, 2011

Marci

I have become very much in love with the La-La Land stamps, moreso Marci!

I have done a little colouring tonight:
Really happy with these, even Michael said l'm getting better =) Just need some hair colours and l'll be able to finish them all off =)

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Apologies!

Apologies to everyone! I have been on a holiday up at the Gold Coast for the last week. We visited Michael's brother and his family as well as Michael's cousin and his family. We enjoyed seeing the theme parks, eating at some nice places - including the lovely home-cooked meals as well, can't beat a home-cooked meal!

While l was gone, l haven't got anything to show you! I've been too busy building up my supplies! I found two scrapbooking shops up there, there are a lot more than that l'm sure, but as we only had a limited amount of time there, l only wanted to spend one day looking around at them. One was Photo Continental - can l just say... WOW! This place is huge!! It just never ends! I also visited Arnolds Scrapbooking Store, which was substantially smaller, but did have everything l was looking for.

My collection of cricut cartridges has grown (you can see my current list on the right hand side of my blog) as well as my collection of La-La Land stamps. I have purchased a few sets of Spellbinders Nestabilities Dies as well for the first time! I haven't used them yet but l am very excited =)

So unfortunately no pictures of anything at the moment! Stay tuned, l will be putting up some pictures in the next couple of days, maybe even tomorrow. Hope you all have a great weekend!

Friday, June 10, 2011

Copics!

Hi everyone!

Its been a while since l've updated! Last Monday l didn't get a chance, l was so worn out from work, and l ended up making my partner a card for his birthday. Its not overly creative, so l'm not going to share, but its a camera shaped card l cut using my Cricut and Gypsy. Its not overly creative as there isn't a lot you can do to a camera to make it look nice, it just looks like a camera! LOL

Lately l've been lucky enough to be taught how to use Copic Markers by Rachael Daniels at Scraploot. I am LOVING these markers, Rachael told me its an addiction and l didn't believe her at first but now l get it! I have been scouting out scrapbooking stores which have specials on for the markers, and this weekend l have picked up a few more to add to my collection. Here are two photos of projects l have done, the second one isn't finished yet (the hair still needs to be done, l don't know which markers to use for that) but l am really pleased that l've been able to do this! Copics have scared me to be honest before l started using them. I wasn't the best "colourinerer" at school, and this whole "blending" thing was throwing me!






I've got my Copics stored in their Copics bag, l know other people store theirs differently, but the case works for me, its nice and light and padded. I can take it anywhere and l know l won't lose any markers. Some other ideas are putting them in buckets and plastic storage holders, which all look so pretty with all the colours together at one glance!

Taking Rachaels idea, l have used a re-usable bag for storage of everything Copic. I've used a Tupperware bag (why not? Hot pink!) to put my marker bag in, stamps, ink, acrylic blocks, baby wipes, stamp press and my A4 folder of blank paper and projects l've done.

At the moment l like La La Land stamps, in saying that l have only used one other stamping brand, which is C.C. Design. I like how La La Land stamps have a nice thick edge to their images, which makes it harder for me to colour outside the lines. With practise l hope l will be able to use C.C. Design stamps and others like Magnolia and Greeting Farm.