Saturday, 24 March 2012

Some Demo Day cards

Hello bloggers,

today is such a beautiful day, I am going to go out soon to enjoy some of that sunshine! But not before I share some (hmm, a lot really) cards with you, that I made for the Demo Day in the Glitterpot on the 3rd of March.
I was demoing Copic Markers again, which means all colouring on these cards are with Copics. I won't go into any details as there are so many and as always, you can ask any questions you might have in the comments section or send me an email. I'll do my best then to answer every question you have!

I got to work with the sweet new Bella range from Wild Rose Studio and the new designs from Imagination Crafts and to showcase a Copic Background technique I used Floral Sketches set by Hobby Art. If you want to see more detail, you can always click on the pictures to enlarge them.

Bella first:

Isn't she the cutest? And let me tell you, she is much easier/quicker to colour than those balloons! God, they  take a long time to get right!

On to the Imagination Crafts:

Sorry for the poor pictures on some of these, I never seem to have enough time to take them properly...

And last but not least, the backgrounds... the blue green one is my favourite!

Hope you like my offering today, I am off into the garden now! Have a good weekend!

Wednesday, 21 March 2012

Just a quickie...

Hello bloggers,

it's a bit late tonight but I feel like I want to share some crafty makes with you before I hit the sheets.
I didn't have the best start to the week with our car going into the garage for a weird noise only to find out it's gonna cost us mega bucks to fix and it's not really an option to keep going regardless. Broken bearings in the gearbox apparently, whatever that means, all I heard was "no holidays for us this year". To top it all off it had to happen now, when my hubs is away for the week and I am home alone with the boys, who got a stinking cold that they seem to be swapping...
So tonight I treated myself to some girly movie watching (The Ugly Truth with Katherine Heigl -love her!- and Gerard Butler) and a Coca Cola on the sofa to unwind. Guilt-free watching as well, as I doubt my husband would have wanted to watch that with me... but it was surprisingly good, even if it was predictable. 

Right, sorry for the diversion, I am back now to crafts *lol* I have quite a few cards I made lately that I haven't had a chance to share yet. I'll make a move on one now and hopefully get to share some more over the next few days.

The gorgeous flowers are called "Scabious" and are by Ruth of A Passion for stamps. I coloured them in Copics and fussy cut them dragging a black pen around the edges to make them pop more. I tied some cream seam binding around the stems into a pretty little bow.
The lattice I diecut from lilac card is from Papertrey ink and I think it's really pretty, my only gripe is that it's made for american card sizes and hard to fit to european ones. I simply glued the lattice to my card base and popped the flowers on with foam pads. The sentiment (PTI) is stamped onto a strip of white card that I cut into a double sided banner and stamped a gingham background (PTI) on the reverse that you can just about spot. Easy peasy card to get me started again. Hope you like it!

Sunday, 4 March 2012

Craft room clear-out has started...

Hello bloggers,

just a quick note from me today to let you know I have started to clear out my craft room and put a few things on ebay, just in case you want to check it out and grab a bargain or two. If you do bid on anything and win the item, let me know you are a reader of my blog so I can include a little thank you gift in your parcel!
My ebay name is maceisbaer and you can find my items here.
There will be more -much more...- added as and when I get the time.