Curly Victorian Girl

It is Friday and time for a new challenge at Art by Mi Ran’s facebook group. Anything goes is always great because you can choose whichever of Mi Ran’s awesome images to use for it! I used Victoria for this card, mostly to have a real good go at those curls! I wanted it to stand out properly so I cropped the image to the upper half of the body only. Sadly the darker brown markers were a bit sticky. Silly things need cleaning ALL the time!!

So yeah, I coloured it in with copics, you can find the colours at the bottom of the page. I used paper from Pion, Inkido and First Edition Paper, and I made the blue background myself. I do regret using the blue frame around the image. I blame a long week at work on that one… Oh well! The white and pink circles are iCandy by Craftwork Cards, the flowers are by Wild Orchid Crafts, The Hobby House and Live and Love Crafts. I added a feather, but it’s not so visible in the photo. The butterlies are Noor Design.


Copics used: (hair) E31, E34, E37, (skin) E000, E00, E04, E11, E21, R20, (dress and rose) R81, R83, R85, R89, (feathers) Y00, Y08, YR04, YR07


It is ‘confirmation’ season in Norway, so I have had a few requests for cards for this event. This year it has been an even tie between girl and boy cards I have made, but this is the only girl card with my own colouring. I used this lovely image by CCK called so long yesterday, and coloured it in with copics.

I have used Magnolia paper, flowers and lace from Wild Orchid Crafts, ribbon from Live and Love Crafts, candy from Craftwork cards (as well as the card blank), and punches by Martha Stewart which I added row of pearls to.


Copics used: (hair) E43, E44, E47, E53, (skin) E000, E00, E04, E11, E21, (dress) R81, R83, R85, R89, (butterflies), E08, Y04, YR15

This card has been entered into the following challenges:

Ching-Chou Kuik Challenges – Lace
Creatalicious Challenges – Butterflies
Kreativ Hobby – Våren er her / rosa og grønn
Cards n Scrap – Blomster

Butterfly princess

It is time for another card for the Mi Ran progressive challenges at their Facebook group. I love this image! It is so very pretty, don’t you think?! I couldn’t wait to get it coloured and I can now finally add my card here! You can get the image from Mi Ran’s Etsy shop. It will be available in the shop next month and is called Rora and Butterfly. If you want it now, just join in the FB challenge!

I am so pleased how it turned out, the colouring, the layout, everything! It is definitely my new favourite Mi Ran image and I am so happy with how it all came together. I used colours I’ve rarely used when colouring, and darker papers than usual, they are from Fab Scraps Paper. I’ve roughened up the edges, added lace from Live and Love Crafts, distresed the edges with green and purple, used Noor Design leaves in green and purple, Martha Stewart butterflies with rows of pearls. Oh and lots of flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts, obviously.


I have used the following colours: (hair) E51, E53, E43, E44, E47, (skin) E000, E00, E04, E11, E21, (dress) V91, V93, V95, V99, (bubbles) Y00, G40, G94, molotow marker in white, (butterfly), R89, RV13, RV17.

Petal blossom

It is that time again! A new Anything Goes challenge on Mi Ran’s Facebook group. I have used Petal Blossom to make my DT card and coloured it in with copics.

I noticed some of the other DT girls had used pink for this one, so I decided to use a different colour combination and ended up doing one I’m not even certain I have tried before! Blue and purple! I do love it though and will be sure to use it to make another card again soon! When I started colouring, I was very usure how her dress would turn out as I’ve not had much luck with folds so far. I am very happy how it turned out, though! Best I’ve done so far I reckon. Hopefully I will finish the skin and hair class at Kit and Clowder soon so that I can start on the clothing one. I’ve never been good at doing things in order, or waiting until I have time for the tutorials, heh.

The papers used on this card is by Lili of the Vally, the flowers and ribbon are Wild Orchid Crafts, I’ve used stickles for the sparkly border and lace from a local yarn shop.


Copics used: (hair) E53, E43, E44, E47, (skin) E000, E00, E04, E11, E21, R20, (dress) B81, B83, B85, B87, B89, (flowers and petticoat) BV000, BV00, BV02, BV04, BV08, (background) E50, E51, E53, (basket) E3, E5, E7.


This card has been entered into the following challenge:

Kit and Clowder –Flowers

Mi Ran DT, shabby daisy

I have some exciting news! I was very recently asked to join Art by Mi Ran’s Facebook Design Team, and of course I accepted! It is the first time I have been on a team for an artist, and it is both intimidating and wonderful! I do love her art and I have coloured up a fair few of her images so far. Have a look at her Etsy shop and I’m sure you, too, will find something you love!

Today’s post will feature the very first card I have made as a part of the Design Team. It is for a progressive challenge. The progressive challenge works as follows: You purchase one specific image for the month you wish to start joining in the challenge. The subsequent months you will receive the image for the current challenge as long as you took part in the previous month’s challenge. Everybody uses the same image each month for this particular challenge. This month we are using Delightful Daisy and the challenge will end on 7th May.

I used copics to colour in mine. I decided to give the card a shabby look, using papers from Lili of the Valley, flowers, ribbon and lace from Wild Orchid Crafts, distress ink, a papermania doily and stickles glitter glue.


These are the copics I used: (skin) E000, E00, E04, E11, E21, R20, (hair) E08, E18, E19, E29, E97, (dress) BV000, BV00, BV02, BV04, (centre flower) YR07, YR15, Y08.

I have entered into the following challenge:

Copic Marker Norge – Vår/Påske med lyse farger