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CMN blog hop

It’s blog hop time! Copic Marker Norge is celebrating its sixth birthday this month and we’re having a blog hop to celebrate. Each DT blog will have a small prize that can be shipped world-wide, but the main prize on the CMN will only be shipped domestically. Still very much worth while for everybody to comment on the DT blogs! The prize on my blog will be a small goodie-bag of my favourite “stash” that I have yet to put together, hence no photo of it! For information on how to win the main prize, please see the CMN blog.

I went with a Tiddly Inks image for my card. This time I actually made the background first, with two different copic refills, and then coloured the image to match. It wasn’t easy getting the right shade of red for it though, but I got there in the end with many layers of colour. I decided to go with a dark hair colour to really set the contrast with the background. The image is cut out by hand and layered over a white strip with the sentiment I made to match.

Siv is the next in line! Be sure to pop by her and leave her a comment.

Here’s the list of blogs to visit:

CMN
Elin
Elizabeth
Kjersti
Kristina
Lisabeth (you are here)
>>Siv<<
Kjersti B
CMN

The deadline for the blog hop is 25th September at 9pm!

Copics used: (skin) E000, E00, E04, E11, (hair) 100, BV23, BV25, BV29, B05, (dress) R22, R24, R29, R89, RV04 – the background is done with R89 and E59

Watery birthday celebrations

Copic Marker Norge is celebrating its 6 years this month! This is the card I have made for the birthday celebration challenge. Pop over and celebrate with us!

I have used an Art by Mi Ran design by Whimsy Stamps, Coventina, and went for my favourite colours, a mix of turquoise and blue! I’m not sure I’ve actually used this colour combination on a card previously, but I should definitely use it more.

The sentiment is my own, and the flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts and Live and Love Crafts. The bottom layer of the background papers was originally more grey-teal shaded, but I went over it with blue distress ink to get the colour I wanted for the card. The same distress ink was used around the edge of the image and the sentiment. The papers are from Panduro and Papermania and I did all the edges with a tool I got at Panduro. The dragonflies are my newest dies and they are by Magnolia. Aren’t they darling? The lace is from Live and Love Crafts, the ribbon from The Hobby House and the cheese cloth I bought at Bikuben.

Copics used: (skin) E000, E00, E04, E11, (hair) E25, E27, E34, E41, E59, (dress) BG01, BG05, BG09, BG78, (water) B000, B00, B02, B05 + white gel pen

Baby giraffe

It is time for a new challenge at Copic Marker Norge. The theme for the new challenge is a new beginning. My contribution this time around is a baby card. I decided to go with one of the adorable baby stamps from Lili of the Valley. It’s been a while since I coloured up any of their images, so I’m sure there’ll be more of them very soon!

Here is a view of the card from a different angle:

Copics used: (giraffe) Y000, Y04, Y17, E41, E43, E44, E47, R20, R22, (present) B000, B00, B02, B05, B91, B93, B95, B99, (ground) W1, W3, W5, W7

Curious owl

Ever made a card for something you’ve been told you’re not allowed to make a card for? hahaha

I have. And this is the card.

There was an upcoming birthday party where I was told I wasn’t allowed to make a card for anybody, because their mom/nan had just started out with card making and didn’t want my card next to hers… So I cheated and made a very plain card for all of them in one go by adding up how old they were going to be. And yes, she liked it when she saw it so I got away with my sneaky card making! 😉

I’ve used an image from Some Odd Girl. It may be the first time I’ve coloured up one of theirs, I think. Cute, right? It is coloured in with copics. You can find the colours below.

Copics used: YR07, Y04, Y08, Y17, C1, C5, BG01, BG05, BG09, BG78, G09, Y000, E43, E47, E49

Fairy summer time

Allergy and sunburn season is up! Or as it is more commonly called: summer. Every summer Copic Marker Norge’s design team have one week each where they are to inspire copic users. This week is my week and here is my first card. I have gone through my stash to find something I’ve not coloured before and I found this. An adorable fairy by Saturated Canary.

I’ve coloured it all in with copics, as always. It would be a bit silly trying to inspire copic users with other tools, right? The various other stash are from Papermania, Wild Orchid Crafts, Martha Stewart and Live and Love Crafts. I’ve made the sentiment myself.

Here is a closer up view of the colouring. I think that is my least favourite part of this whole week… the close-ups.. hahaha.

I’ve semi hidden som flowers underneath one of the layers and here is a sneak peek of them:

Copics used: (skin) E000, E00, E04, E11, R20, R22, (hair) RV02, RV04, RV09, R89, (wings and dress) RV02, RV00, Y04, Y38, YR16, (flowers) B00, B02, B05, YG03, G82, G94, (lips and eyes) B00, B02, B05, B99, R24, R89