Saturday, January 19, 2013

Happy Birthday SOG

Some Odd Girl is celebrating their 3rd birthday.  They have started up a new community here and have lots of birthday challenges.  I thought I would join in the festivities and make a card to enter in their grey with a pop of colour (green, yellow, pink or blue) challenge.
I cropped Tropical Mae using this tutorial and coloured her with these copics
C1, C2, C3, C5, C7, C9, Y11, Y13 and Y15.
On a completely different colouring note Alyce from Kit and Clowder has just launched a  Kit and Clowder YouTube channel she is amazing and very generous in sharing her knowledge I recommend checking it out if you haven't already.
Thanks for stopping by

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Australian themed Challenge and a good read.

Hi All,
This is my second post for the Mad for Markers January challenge - Australian theme.

This challenge got me thinking about what Australia means to me. Australia to me has always meant freedom, bush, beach, sun, surf, BBQs.  What symbolises Australia for me is gum trees.  Yes I grew up reading May Gibbs.  I saw a great image in a Christmas colouring book that I copied and modified.  I think I will make it into a card.  But I haven't got around to it yet!

I have just finished reading "The Little Coffee Shop Of Kabul" it is a fictional story about five women who meet in a coffee shop and how they come to form a friendship.  It gives the reader a fictional sneak peak into womens' lives Afghanistan.   The author based the book on some of her own experiences in Afghanistan.  I remember in the early 90's reading a magazine article about children working in Afghanistan.  I went to school and worked with women who were from Afghanistan but I was still a little naive.
The Little Coffee Shop Of Kabul, Deborah Rodriguez
I have always felt lucky to live in Australia to have all the opportunities and rights, but perhaps a little more so after reading this book.  I enjoyed reading it (Thanks Mum and Dad - they gave it to me for Christmas) and I'd recommend it to others if you enjoy reading about other cultures/countries.  I love reading a lot of different types of books.    Can you recommend any good ones to add to my reading list?

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Wedding Anniversary

This week my husband and I celebrated our Wedding Anniversary.  We don't do anything for our wedding anniversary we do however celebrate the anniversary of when we started dated.  Even though we don't celebrate I made him a card.

I used Squeezey Hugs a digi from Some Odd Girl.  They are coloured with these copics
Hair E35, E29, E27, E25/E37, E35, E33, E53E
Skin E000, E00, E11
Jeans B37, B34, B32
Shirt C1, C2
Dress B99, B97, B93
Shoes C7, C5, C3/E29, E27, E25, E35

I am entering this in SOG January Challenge sketch.

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Time to hit the beach...well not yet!

January 26th is Australia Day therefore we have continued the Australian theme this month over at Mad for Markers Challenge Blog.  Australia to me means sunshine and beaches although it hasn't been hot enough to venture into the water down here yet.  For my card I used Cali Girl from Saturated Canary.

I used these copics
Skin E000, E00, E11, E93
Hair E08, E09, E19, E29
Eyes E09
Bikini and bag YG06, YG03, YG00
Towel Y11, Y13, Y15.

I have been playing around with hair colours and this is my new favourite.   What is your favourite hair colour combo?