Monday, November 1, 2010

First ever Mad For Markers Blog Hop - and some exciting news!!


*Make It Monday Featured Blogger will be posted tomorrow (Tuesday) due to blog hop*

OOh I'm so excited!! I have been busting to share this news with you all.

Some of you that are regular visitors to my blog may remember that I decided to try out for the Mad For Markers DT call a while back. Well, I'm over the moon because I'm in!!

I'm really looking forward to getting to know my new teamies and sharing my love of Copics with you all.

And just to start things off with a bang, I'm happy to be part of  Mad For Markers first ever blog hop.

If you have come here from Sheree's blog then you are on the right track… if not then please hop on over to to start this fun hop.

Here is what they had to say over at Mad For Markers this morning:

Firstly we would like to say a HUGE THANKS to the departing Design team ladies… Sue, Louise and Tracy have been wonderful members of the Mad for Markers Design team and it’s with sadness that we say farewell! Please pop by their blogs and give them some love and lots of Thanks for all the gorgeous inspiration they’ve shared with us all using Copic markers!

And we would like to give a very warm welcome to the new team and are so very excited to have them on board…. You are going to love seeing their work which of course you will see as you are hopping…. you can also take a little detour to read more about the new team HERE

Another little bit of news is that we now have a separate challenge blog – as of today (you will finish the hop there!) We have lots of FUN things in store for you on the existing store blog (stay tuned) and we have some great challenges lined up for you on the new Mad for Markers challenge blog ... with daily inspiration coming from our wonderful new team!

See bottom of this post for the full blog hop list and please be sure to leave all the Girls some love along the way and become a follower of the new challenge blog to be in the running to win a Prize Pack, which consists of 3 Copics, 1 multiliner, a small pack of Neenah and XPress It blending card, plus a small sheet of X Press It Mask It Paper. There will also be a couple of random winners chosen along the way.

So, now with the formalities out of the way, here's my project I am sharing with you today…

I haven't made one of these jewellery / keepsake boxes for ages. It was fun though making something other than a card for a change.

It's a shame the bow looks so shoddy hey, lol :-)

Image is called "Tea Party" is from Mo's Digital Pencil

The colours I have used are:

Skin - E000, E00, E11 and R20
Hair - E53, E25 and E29
Clothes and flower - R81, R83 and R85
flower leaves - Y21 and B93

Thanks for hopping by - now please hop on over to Emma's blog.

BLOG HOP order

Mad for Markers blog

Cassandra -

Marcia (TSS) -
Alicia -

Annette -

Suzanne -

Sheree -

Michelle -   (That's me!)

Emma -

Melissa -

Tracey -

Mel B -

Linda -

Rach -

Sammi –

Mad for Markers challenge blog

Michelle :-)


Lisa Jane said...

congratulations Michelle - a well deserved place as your colouring is fabulous.
Love this little jewellery box. The image is so cute . I can just imagine this on a little girls dressing table
Just delightful
Lisa ;)

Sammi said...

Wowee! This is so gorgeous Michelle! How very clever you are!! :D LOVE it! I am thrilled to have you on the team :) :) :)

Anonymous said...

This is totally awesome, I LOVE it!!!! such a great idea, and love the image so cute, well done on the DT so well deserved!!!

Enjoy your week!!

Debra said...

This is breathtaking! TFS!

Jennifer said...

Wonderful news Michelle. I am so glad you're in the team as your marker work is awesome. Well done!! Am loving your jewellery are soooo clever!xx Jenny xx

Therese said...

Thanks for sharing, Michelle! I love the box and your colouring!!

Karen said...

I love it! This piece is truly stunning .... well done on some amazing work!

Crafty Chris said...

Congrats Michelle great news, Fantastic keepsake box I love it, can I ask where you got the template from as I would love to make one of these.
Chris x

Carol said...

Your creation is gorgeous... TFS
Carol J

Susan said...

A gorgeous project Michelle. Congratulations on making the DT! Susan xxox

Tracey Feeger said...

What a gorgeous little creation. i love the image and your colors are wonderful. Great work. Welcome to the team.

Pauly said...

Absolutely gorgeous work!! Lovin this blog hop!!

Kerrie said...

Congratulations Michelle!.... your box is so adorable...

Linda said...

What a lovely box!! love the colours, and that stamp is too cute. Congratulations!!

Gin Oak said...

Lovely work. Congrats on the DT Michelle :-)

Marcia said...

Simply stunning, gorgeous and beautiful!

Edna Morrisedie said...

Congrats and have fun with that!!

Love the image and a super sweet project too, well done!

Emma said...

What a fantastic box Michelle, it looks fabulous! And I love that Mo's image, she is just adorable! We are very happy to have you joining the M4M team and can't wait to more of your gorgeous Copic creations!

Kerri said...

Congratulations on the DT position! Can't wait to see more fabulous creations xoxox

kelly said...

This is gorgeous, Michelle. I really like the image.


Marlene said...

Oh my gosh - this is GORGEOUS!!!!

HappyCrafter51 said...

I love the box. I can just see my granddaughter wanting me to make something like this. You have inspired me!

Melissa Hortin said...

Gorgeous box Michelle and sweet image. Love the colours, so girly. Congrats on your DT position.

Leanne said...

Congratulations & Best Wishes on your new achievement. This project is adorable & very inspirational. Love it!

Kylie said...

Wow, this is gorgeous! Any little girl (or big girl!) would adore this :o)

Kylie F

Dawn said...

Super, triple, gorgeous project!!! It just screams "girly fun" to me :D

Alicia said...

Wow! This is soooo cool! I love how you made this project...looking forward to being on the team with you!
Alicia xx

Cassandra said...

Ow wow Michelle, what a gorgeous little jewellery box!!! Love the colours and so looking forward to working with you on the M4M DT! *hugz*

Monica said...

Hearty congrats! You deserve it... you are such an amazing crafter. Am so happy for you.

And your jewellery box is AWESOME... Such lovely colours and the image is soooo... adorable. The gems add so much glamour.

I will post a card soon for the monday linky party.



Kath McMahon said...

What a lovely idea for a project. Any little girl would love such a gift. How inspiring. Beautiful colouring work.

Kristel said...

Woww this is a gorgeous project Michelle! Really stunning!
Hugs Kristel

Shirley-anne said...

Hey every one ..this is MY DAUGHTER , aint she clever?
Sorry Michelle but I could not be prouder .
Congrats , you deserve the recognition for your artistic talents .
And you're a lovely lady to boot.
Love the box , well done.

Sue W said...

Wow Congratulations Michelle! Love this project you've made.....fabulous!

Sharon Keanly said...

Congratulations Michelle and what a beautiful jewellery box. Love that image. TFS, hugs Sharon

Melissa Barnicoat said...

What a stunning creation. I love it. Well done.

dmbennett said...

Wow, this is wonderful. I love the keepsake box and the image and the colors you used....

Jenny said...

Congratulations! Cant wait to check you out over at Mad for Markers too. Jenny

Annette Bowes said...

Gorgeous jewellery box Michelle, you have just made my to do list longer lol! Love the colour and the image is coloured beautifully. Leave the bow alone lol! You want to see some of my (or lack of them lol! Wonderful to have you on the team, so looking forward to working with you, take careX:)

Delphine said...

Congratulations on your DT spot, Michelle! Very well deserved! And your project is fantastic! Lovely image and great colouring too! Hugs Delphine xx

kingdianne said...

So creative. Anyone, any age would love to receive this

kingdianne said...

love this blog hop. terrific project

Theresa said...

Love,love your much work and so creative. Great image too.

angelique (anlou) said...

congrats hun on your DT place
your box/ card is super cute, i just love it
hugs angelique

Whimcees said...


I love this beautiful keepsake box! So pretty! I am inspired to make one today! :<_

Wishing you a great week!


Barbara Diane

Sharron aka Sharrahug said...

What a lovely project! Your coloring is beautiful!

Happy Huggies ~


ChickieChirps said...

Congrats Michelle!
This is a very cool project and lovely colouring!


BishopsMommie said...

wow how cool is this?? that is all made with paper,I am so glad I found this hop..i love to scope out new coloring tutorials and techniques

mamia (me and mine in Alabama) said...

This little creation is beautiful! congrats on getting picked for the DT, although I miss you from P3.

Jac said...

what a gorgeous jewellery box with a great image and beautiful colouring. TFS

ashbro said...

I just love this awesome job