Saturday, 14 February 2009

Copic Challenge and Girl at Work

There is a new challenge blog on the block, this one is dedicated to Copic markers. Now as it happens I have just bought some Copic's, they arrived on Thursday, so of course I am taking every opportunity to have a play.

Oh that reminds me, the Copic markers are VERY expensive, we don't stock them at Charmed but we do stock the Marvy Le Plume Markers, which are a very good substitute. We are giving a set away on the Charmed Craft Talk forum so why not join our challenge there, click here to see that challenge.

Back to the Copic challenge. The challenge involves using a set set of colours, this time is was:

B28 - Royal Blue
V06 - Lavender
YR07 - Cadmium Orange

Funny colour combination but I had a go. Don't forget please that I am still very much a novice with these markers.

Holly at Work from the Holly & Madison download bundle. Basic Grey Boxer and K&Co Cut 'n Paste papers, Queen & Co Shamrock Felt Fusion, K&Co die-cuts, rub-on and border, plus various bits and bobs. Everything is of course available at Charmed Cards & Crafts.

Finally, I have eaten so much chocolate today that I feel quite sick. Quite confident however that I shall manage a few more pieces before I got to bed! Happy Valentine's Day :-)

Karen xx

Friday, 13 February 2009

Valentine #2

Well I don't know about you but I am soooo looking forward to waking up to a pile of cards on the mat, and the constant chime of the doorbell as various florists' pop over with huge bouquets of wonderful flowers! Yup, it's gonna be a fineeeee day!

So that thought put me in the mood for lurve and I created another Valentine's card, again using the fabulous new downloads available right now! I used Basic Grey paper for the background, K&Co Sweet Talk paper from the Mat Pad, I also used K&Co Cut 'n Paste and Lotus Tea Box ephemera (gorgeous!). Madison was coloured in with my Le Plume marker pens and everything was glittered with Stickles, except the chocolate where I used Glossy Accents

........and did I mention that Brad Pitt is coming to dinner tomorrow night? Oh yeah!!!

Karen xxx

Sunday, 8 February 2009


Have you created your Valentine card yet? You could of course be of the, perfectly rational, opinion that Valentine is a pile of poops, and indeed it has become very commercialised. It is nice though to receive a card from the one you love, telling them how much you care, don't you think? Even nicer of course when it's a handcrafted card.

With this in mind I set the theme of "Lurve" for the Sunday challenge on Dottie's World. Here is my effort.

Products used:
K&Co Sweet Talk Papers,
K&Co Sweet Talk large fabric brads
K&Co Sweet Talk Be My Valentine Paper Ribbon
K&Co Sweet Talk"Kiss Me" Rub-On & Gems
Queen & Co Felt Frenzy Love
Red Ribbon
Glossy Accent
Red & Black Ink
Tim Holtz Paper Distresser
I coloured the image using Marvy Brushmarkers