Thursday, December 23, 2010

Mad For Markers - Anything Goes

Hi Everyone

How's your sanity holding up??? I hope you are not all getting too stressed out in the final run to Christmas Day. It's all very exciting though isn't it, I just love Christmas.

You know what is even more exciting though??? It's my Dad's birthday, 74 today!! Love you Dad!!

And guess what............he is coming home from the rehab centre tomorrow (well that's the plan) 10 weeks after he had his stroke. I can't tell you how thrilled we all are!! I just wish I could be there to spend Christmas Day with them but that's life.

Well, enough of my waffling on, it's time for me to share my card with you for the current Mad For Markers challenge - Anything Goes.

Now just to clarify, no this isn't my Dad's birthday card ,lol!

I did managed to get his card off to him in time this year! What a terrible time to have a birthday I reckon, must have been a real bummer when he was a kid.

I have used one of Mo's gorgeous images and the following Copics to colour

Skin - E000, E00, E11 and R20
Clothes - R81, R83, R85 and C1
Hair - E25, E29 and E53
Grass - YG91
I have also used a flourish from Flourish (Jessie, White) with a Bling that you can get from Sammi at the Mad For Markers store.

At first I left the flourish white but it just didn't seem right so I coloured it with my YG91 (except for when I picked up the wrong marker and coloured one leaf with YG93 and then tried to fix it, Oh no! don't look too close lol).

These flourishes are just fantastic. They are self adhesive and come in a range of colours. You can use the whole flourish on your project or cut them to suit as I did with my card. Very versatile!

Head on over to the Mad For Markers Challenge Blog to get your daily dose of inspiration and to link up your creation. I can't wait to see it!!

For all your Copic and related supplies head on over to Mad For Markers online store.

Mad For Markers post to Australia and New Zealand and stock a large range of Copic Markers, Blending Card, Masking Paper etc.

You can also check out the store blog and challenge blog for tips, tutorials and inspiration.

Thanks for stopping by

Michelle :-)


Mary J said...

Your colouring is just gorgeous Michelle! I think she is uber uber cute!!

I got one of those Kenny K digis after seeing your lovely creations with them - watch out for my post tomorrow!

Jennifer said...

Hi Michelle! Loving your cute and gorgeous card! Wishing you and your family a wonderful Christmas and perfect new year! xx Jenny xx

Emma said...

Love this Micheele, it looks fantastic! I love the spotty DP and you can never go wrong with a Mo's image!

Annette Bowes said...

Just perfect for your dad Michelle! Love this Mo's image could be a memory of you as a little girl lol! So hope everything goes to plan and your dad comes home, can't believe it has been 10 weeks! Wishing you and your family a Fun Filled Christmas and a wonderful 2011, take careX:)

debby4000 said...

Oh this is gorgeous Michelle.
Do hope things go to plan and your Dad comes home.

Lisa Jane said...

Its beautiful Michelle.. Happy birthday to your Dad - and i am thrilled to hear that he will be home for Christmas ..
The best present !
Lisa ;)

Shirley-anne said...

That little lassy just looks as tho she is wishing for all her worth! Love your colouring Michelle .
We wish you and the family were here too believe me .
Having said that, we are wishing for you a happy memory making Christmas Day.

Alizabethy said...

Good news about your Dad and fabulous card!

Delphine said...

What a gorgeous card, Michelle! The image is fantastic and I love the dotted paper, beautiful flowers and flourish! Have a Very Merry Christmas! Hugs Delphine xx

Alicia said...

Lovely card wishes to your dad. I wish I had a bit more time to relax before Christmas, but I dont think so...lots on for today and the next two days are going to be massive! Merry Christmas to you and your family.
Take care,
Alicia xx

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Sammi said...

This is so gorgeous Michelle!

So pleased to hear about your Dad!!xxx

Hope you had a great Christmas yesterday!!

Edna Morrisedie said...

I love this image, it looks great with the flowers and the dots too, nicely done!

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

Good news about your Dad! I love this card, perfect for looking forward to Spring.