Sunday, 24 June 2018

I'm forever blowing bubbles...

Hello everyone!

I'm here today with a technique that uses Copic refills and washing up liquid to create a really fun bubbly background!

The items I have used for this background technique are - 
A piece of Glossy Photo Paper, Copic refills BG15, BG13, FBG2, plastic disposable cups, plastic straws and household washing up liquid.
I put a little bit of Copic refill BG13, a little Copic Colourless Blender and some washing up liquid in a plastic cup.  You need enough washing up liquid to make the refills quite thick and sticky.
Then, I put the straw in the liquid and blew through it to create bubbles!
There are a few things to be careful of at this stage!  Firstly, do not blow too hard or all the liquid will fly up and out of the cup and splash your face - I know this to be true!!! Secondly, please remember to blow through the straw - do not forget and suck the liquid up!
So - blow quite gently and slowly and steadily until you have a cup full of bubbles!
Then I placed a piece of glossy photo paper glossy side down onto the bubbles and pressed down so the bubbles burst on the paper.
Repeat this several times until you are happy with how it looks!
Next is the exciting part when you see the pattern the bubbles have made on the card!
Then I changed colour, and repeated the technique with FBG2
I had far too much fun playing with these bubbles - I think this has become one of my favourite techniques!
I made quite few bubbly backgrounds - I did n't want to waste the Copic Ink so I made some for another time!
The background will dry after a few hours and all the bubbles left on the card will disappear!
There was really only one image I could put with such a fabulous bubbly background - hands up if you are also thinking of mermaids!!!
Ingredients from our lovely Dies To Die For

Other Ingredients
Make It Colour Blending card by Elaine Hughes Marker Geek
Memory Box Small Ringlets Die
Copic Markers - 
Skin - E11, E000, E00
Hair - YR21, E35, E37
Shell - E04, E01, E00
Tail - V17, BV13, B60 (Thank you to lovely Elaine Marker Geek for this mermaid tail colour combo)!
I had such fun doing this!  It would be great if you could try this too and show us your cards at
Copic Marker Europe on Facebook.
To find us just follow the link

Thank you for popping by.
Happy Copic colouring


Friday, 22 June 2018

An unbreakable bond...

Hello lovely friends
Happy Friday!
Hope you all have some wonderful plans for the weekend!

I'm here today with a truly beautiful 
image from the gorgeous stamp set by Deb Davis 
Ingredients from Whimsy Stamps
Stamps - An Unbreakable Bond by Deb Davis 
Paper - Distressed Polka Dots Digital Paper by Chrissy Armstrong
Other Ingredients
Make It Colour Blending Card by Elaine Hughes Marker Geek
Vellum by Crafter's Companion
Background - BG45, BG11, BG10, Colourless Blender Refill and Sponge
Skin - E04, E11, E00, E000
Hair - C3, C5, C7, C9
Frock - R59, R85, R83, R81 and White Gel Roll Pen 
Boots as hair
Four legged friend - W3, E43, E42, E42
Be sure to pop to 
to see the gorgeous DT creations there and then to 
to engage in some essential retail therapy!

Thank you for popping by,
Happy creating! 
love from

Saturday, 16 June 2018

Wishing You Fair Winds...

Hello everyone!

Happy Saturday!

This is a really exciting day because wonderful 
are joining in with a fabulous blog hop to celebrate the 10th anniversary of 
Kathy Racoosin's
The idea of The Daily Marker 30 Day Coloring Challenge is to colour something everyday even if it’s for five minutes, and you can feel free to jump in or out as time permits! - so absolutely no pressure!  It is a fun thing not something to stress over!!!
Any colouring medium is welcome and you can upload your daily makes by following any of these links!
Please remember to use the hashtag #thedailymarker30day and tag @kathyrac  
For kids & young adults #thedailymarker30daykids
I have chosen to colour the beautiful Whimsy Stamps New Release image
Teddy Flying A Kite by Lee Holland
Ingredients from Whimsy Stamps
Stamps - Teddy Flying A Kite by Lee Holland
Teddy - E49, E47, E44, E71, E70, E42, E40
Kite - R35, R32, E42, E40
Ground - R32, R35, E42
Righty oh then lovely peeps - here is blog hop line up! - oh my did I mention there's prizes to swoon for! Amongst others, our wonderful 
is giving away a $20 store gift voucher!
Soooooooo hop don't walk lovely friends and above all have fun!!!

Thank you for popping by!
Happy colouring and happy hopping!
love from

Thursday, 14 June 2018

Sunshine for the soul...

Hello everyone!

Happy Thursday!

I'm here today with some Stamping Bella Gorgeousness from
Dies To Die For
Ingredients from Dies To Die For
Stamps - Stamping Bella - Blanche The Butterfly
Stencil - My Favourite Things - Radiating Rays
Your Next Stamp Heartfelt Sentiments
Ink Pad - MFT Hybrid Ink Pad in Extreme Black
Other Ingredients  
Make It Colour Blending Card by Elaine Hughes Marker Geek
Crafter's Companion Silver Spray and Sparkle
Copic Markers –
Background FBG2 and Colourless Blender
Skin BV23, E11, E51, E50
Hair E53, E21, E33, E35
Dress B37, B06, B14, B04, B01, B000
Wings YR0000, V0000

Flowers as dress

Have fun everyone!
Thank you for popping by!
Happy creating
love from

Don't forget to pop straight to the Dies To Die For inspiration blog to look at the lovely DT creations there, and then straight to Dies To Die For for some essential retail therapy!
This card was one of a set of three featured in May's issue of Making Cards Magazine, you can still buy this magazine by following the link