Thursday, April 29, 2010

Blog Candy

The gorgeous Sammi has this wonderful candy to give away to a lucky follower. Pop over to her blog and check it out.

Hugs xo Jackie

MDUC #43

This week the MDUC is to use a charm. So here is my entry. I coloured Tilda with copic markers. I would give you the colours used except I can't find where I left my piece of paper with the numbers written on it. If I do come across it, I will post the colours used.

I used flower soft on the flowers in her basket. All the flowers are from my own stash, except the little pink rose. They are available from Bizzy Becs. Bec has the most amazing variety of flowers. Also, she will now be selling the gorgeous Sweet Pea stamps. These should arrive in May. Pop over and check them out.

Thanks for taking the time to come visit and for leaving your wonderful comments. They really make my day.

Hugs xo Jackie

p.s sorry about the quality of the photo, I can't seem to find any good light today.

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Mad For Markers Challenge 2

Our new challenge for M4M is to create a card using shades of one colour. This challenge is open until Sunday May 5th. We had a wonderful response to our first challenge. There are so many incredibly talented people out there.

I used this sweet little Swiss Pixie from the spring kit. I made the faux woodgrain frame, using the fabulous tutorial from the extremely talented Debbie (here). I changed some of the colours in my frame to suit the colours in the image.

Colours used:
E21, E25, E27, E29, E50, E51, E53, E55, E57, E59
skin: E000, E00, E11

All of these colours are available at the Mad for Markers online store. We have some exciting news to share, Sammi is now selling her products in New Zealand. This is fantastic Sammi, congratulations.

Hugs xo Jackie

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

The Burtoneque Dolls Blog Hop

Welcome to The Burtonesque Dolls blog hop. If you have come to me via Jen's blog, then you are on the right track. If not, head back to the start at the Burtonesque Dolls Blog. You need to do this, to collect all the quotes from each doll's blog. Once you receive all the quotes, head back to the Burtonesque Dolls blog and complete the quotes. The first to do so and tell Betty what Burton movie they are from, will be our winner.

The theme for this hop is, "It's Showtime". This being one of the catch phrases from Tim Burton's movie Beetlejuice.

I decided to base my card on Lydia. (one of the characters from the movie). Tilda was more than happy for me to put her in Lydia's infamous red wedding dress.

Now, here is my clue for you...


Jot this clue down and continue the hop over to Lisa's blog. Check out her wonderful creation and get the next clue.

Good luck

Hugs xo Jackie

Monday, April 26, 2010

Tickled Pink Guest DT Member

OMG.. I have had THE most amazing couple of weeks. I can't believe it. Today, I received an email from Kellie (Tickled Pink Stamps), telling me that I am to be her Guest DT Member for the month of May. Thank you so much Kell. I can't wait to join you and your extremely talented Pink Ladies next month.

Kellie has a lot of very exciting things happening in May and believe me, you wont want to miss it. Pop over to the Tickled Pink Stamps blog and check out the little snippets that Kellie has left you, just to whet your appetite.

Take care xo Jackie

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Blog Hop

The Burtonesque Dolls are now online, and to celebrate the launch of this exciting and very unusual blog, we will be holding a bloghop on Tuesday April 27th. Please join us. We will be holding a fun game and also give you the details of our very first challenge. You wont want to miss it.

Have a great day

hugs xo Jackie

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

DT Positions

I feel on top of the world today. Gorgeous Bec from Bizzy Bec's, has asked me to be one of her new DT members. OMGosh, you could have blown me over with a feather. Thank you Bec, I'm so looking forward to working with you, Narelle, Cassandra, Leonie and Cheryl.

I also received an email from Betty telling me that I now have a DT position on her new and freaky Burtonesque Doll blog. Wow, thank you Betty.. If you love Tim Burton movies, the wierd and unusual, well this is made for you.

Well, that's me done. I've just got to get this silly grin off my face. Nah...I think I'll leave it there for a little longer. lol...

Have a great day, hugs xo Jackie

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Hanglar and Stanglar

I recently bought some Hanglar and Stanglar images. They are such sweeties and much fun to colour. I coloured this little baby with my trusty copic markers. The dp is from Stampin' Up! and is called Bella Blue. The lace, pearls and card stock are from my stash.

Colours used:

hat and jacket: B91, B95, B97 and B99
pants: E50, E51 and E53
shoes and hair: E21, E25 and E27
skin: E000, E00, E11 and R20
envelope: B60, B63 and RV10

All of these colours are available in the Mad for Markers online store. Sammi has all your copic needs and wants in one place.

I'm still up north on holidays and having a wonderful time catching up with friends and family. I will miss them all terribly when I head home early Saturday morning. I honestly thought I'd get heaps of crafting done while I was here. Boy, was I wrong. Too much chatting, coffee and chocolate. Too much! Am I crazy? This is pure heaven to me. lol.. I have only managed to colour 2 images the whole time.

Thank you for taking the time to visit and for leaving such wonderful comments. I really appreciate each and everyone of them.

Hugs to you all xo Jackie

Friday, April 16, 2010

Simsalabim Tilda

Isn't she just the cutest???

I couldn't wait to get this little honey coloured up. This sweet little image was one of a few I recently purchased online. I coloured her with my copic markers and of course added glitter. The flowers are from my stash, the dp is from inque boutique. I punched out some butterflies with a Martha Stewart punch and yes, I added more glitter to them.

colours used:

dress: R81, R83 and R85
skin: E000, E00, E11 and R20
hair: E21, E25 and E27
wand: Y21

Don't forget to pop on over to the Mad for Markers online store for all your copic needs. You can also find great card ideas and tutorials there.

Have a fabulous weekend. hugs xo Jackie

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Mad For Markers Challenge

Just a quick post today. Here is my DT card for the Mad for Markers Challenge. Our challenge for this fortnight is to use E00, R00 and BG15. Sammi has been extremely generous with her donation for the prize. If you haven't got these exact colours you can use anything close.

colours used:

hair: C3, C5, C7 and C9
wings: R20, R11 and R00
skin: E000, E00, E11 and R20
flower: R22, R24 and R20
dress: BG15 and BG18

hugs xo Jackie

Monday, April 12, 2010

Sweet pea stamp

I've had this image inked up for quite sometime now. I sat down a few nights ago and mindlessly coloured it. After I had finished, I realised that I had absolutely no papers to compliment it. Dohhh.... I always pick my dp first and then colour the image to suit. Anyway, what's done is done :) I coloured the sweetpea image with copic markers and added a few embellishments.

The colours I used were:

skin: E000, E00, E11 and R20
hair: C7, C9 and B95
bamboo: G12, G24 and G94
clothes: B95, B97 B99, E08 and E09
flower: E08 and E09

I hope you like her.

Don't forget to enter the Mad for Markers Challenge. The prize is out of this world. I wish I could enter. Pop over here to enter.

Thanks for taking the time to visit and a huge thank you for all of the kind comments you leave me. I really do appreciate each and everyone of them.

Hugs xo Jackie

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Blog Candy

The gorgeous Janiel over at My Little Pieces of ART, has the most amazing blog candy. She has hit the huge milestone of 300 followers, 242 posts and over 57,000 hits and to celebrate this achievement Janiel has this wonderful candy to give away. Amazing, isn't it. So pop on over to her blog and leave her some love. Congrats again Janiel.

Hugs xo Jackie

Friday, April 9, 2010

Birthday Card

I had planned on entering this card into Sassy Cheryl's Challenge, but missed the deadline :(
Anyhoo... this is going to be for my niece. It's her birthday in a couple of days time and we will be up there to celebrate with her. My two younger children and I, are heading on up home for the school holidays tomorrow morning. Unfortunately my hubby and eldest daughter have to stay behind in Canberra. They both have work commitments and Erin heads back to Uni in a weeks time. The kids are getting so excited knowing that they will be catching up with their friends. I am too, hee hee :)

Anyway, onto the card. I coloured this cute little image from Sassy Cheryl's with my copic markers and made a simple flower out of scrap cardstock.

hair: E44, E47 and E49
dress and bow: G12, G40, g82 and G94
skin: E000, E00, E11 and R20
socks: E50 and E51
scarf, glasses and shoes: RV91, RV93 and RV95

Don't forget you can purchase all these and more at Sammi's Mad for Markers online store. Also head on over to the Mad for Markers Blog and enter our challenge. The prize is amazing.

Thanks for visiting. Have a wonderful weekend. xo Jackie

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Just for fun

My son Matthew has started watching A Nightmare Before Christmas again. Every afternoon after school we have it on (and I mean EVERY afternoon). I must admit, I love watching it too. Hence the idea to create a card featuring Jack and Sally. I scoured the internet and found these images to colour. Grabbed my pair of Jack and Sally earrings (to make sure I got the colours on Sally's dress as close as possible to what they are) and this is what I came up with. Very different to what I usually do but it was so much fun. Anyone who know's me, knows that I love things that are dark... I'm so looking forward to the new Burtonesque Dolls blog starting up. This blog is for all Tim Burton fans, and I can tell you, I'm a huge one (fan that is) lol...

Don't forget to head on over to the Mad for Markers Blog and enter our challenge. Sammi has the most amazing prize for our winner.

How incredible is this? The winner will receive a pack of 10 sheets of copic X-press it blending card AND a box of 36 copic ciao markers. Amazing, I know! All you have to do is colour an image, any image and use the following colours E00, R20 and BG15. If you don't have these exact colours, anything close will be fine.

Have a fantastic day. xo Jackie

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Thank you card MDUC

This week on the Magnolia Down Under Challenge, the theme is thank you. This precious image is stamped on Neenah Paper. I'm totally in love with this paper. It is perfect for your copic colouring and the way it allows you to blend your colours is truly amazing. Sammi sells this in her online store Mad for Markers.

I coloured her with my copic markers and stitched it with my sewing machine. This is the first time I've attempted to do this and I think it turned out well. I just need to get a few different coloured cottons to match my papers :). The flowers are from Bec's online store, and the dp is from Inque Boutique.

Copic colours used:

dress: R81, R83 and R85
gloves: RV11
socks and petticote: E50, E51 and E53
skin: E000, E00, E11 and R20
hair and shoes: E21, E25 and E27

You can purchase all these including the Neenah paper from Sammi's store here.

I hope you are all enjoying your Easter day.

Take care xo Jackie

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Card for Jorjia

I made this card for a very special little lady. Jorjia (Kylie's daughter) has just started ballet and has just received her new pink tutu. Kylie sent me some photos of her, it just melted my heart. I miss her so much. Her favourite movie at the moment is Coraline (must admit, it's one of my fav's too). I remembered that I purchased this image from Karen's Doodles a while back and thought it would make the perfect card for her. Notice the button eyes?? If you haven't seen Coraline yet, your missing out, it's a great movie as are all of Tim Burtons'.

Even though I'm heading up to see them next week, I'll still pop this into the mail for her today. Makes it extra special.

I'm entering this card into Karen's Doodles Challenge. Pink and green is the theme and of course you need to use one of her images.

I used the following copic to colour it.

skin: E000, E00, E11 and R00
tutu: R81, R83 and R85
hair: E21, E25 and E27
bow and eyes on toy: YG03 and G82

Have a wonderful day and if I don't get to post before Sunday, have a wonderful Easter.

Hugs xo Jackie