Woodlands

So, it’s December. Apparently. Whatever happened to the rest of the year? hmm…

In December we host an Advent Calendar at Copic Marker Norge lasting up until 24th of December which is the main day for Christmas celebrations in Norway. Every day there’ll be a new inspirational coloured craft, a Christmas song and some tips or a recipe or other fun things.

Two days ago I kicked it all off with my card. I felt Christmas was still a while away so I decided to keep it more winter and woodland themed using an adorable image by Ching-Chou Kuik. I bought it before Christmas last year, but never got around to using it. I’m quite pleased how it turned out both colouring and card wise!

The dies are from Noor Design, I used distress ink and acrylic paint, as well as some lace from Live and Love Crafts.

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I thought I’d share an angled photo as well so you can see the layers a bit better.

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Copic used: (skin) E000, E00, E04, E11, R20, R22, (hair) E53, E55, E57, (hat) E42, E43, E44, E47, R20, R22, W1, W3, W5, (trees) YG03, G82, G94, G99, E42, E44, E47

CMN 5 years – blog hop

Did Elin send you here? I wouldn’t be surprised if she did.

One of the events we are hosting to celebrate Copic Marker Norge‘s 5th birthday is a blog hop. There will be prizes randomly drawn from those who follow the requirements listed below. Once the blog hop is closed I will also draw a random winner among the comments I have received. They will receive a small goody bag. I might update this post once I return from my holiday next weekend with a photo of the goody bag, and if I don’t have time I’ll add a photo when the winner is announced shortly afterwards. This also leaves me room to throw in a few more things!

The prizes for the main blog hop are as follows:

  • A Copic Marker Storage bag (without markers).
  • 3 digi stamps of your choice from Art By Miran.
  • An e-book of colouring tutorials of your choice from Make it Crafty.
  • 2 digi stamps from Wee Stamps

To win the main prize you need to do the following:
1. Follow the Copic Marker Norge blog
2. Copy the image of the main prize onto your own blog side bar and link it to CMN
3. Visit all our DT’s blogs and leave them a comment.
4. Return to the CMN blog and leave a comment on the blog hop article.

All of this must be done before 9pm CET on 25. September. More info, and some photos can be found on the main blog.

If you have followed the list, then you should indeed have arrived here from Elin‘s blog and end up back on the main blog once you are done here.

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My card has been made using a lovely stamp by Ching-Chou Kuik. I am quite pleased with how all that hair turned out this time! WOC and LLC flowers with some Noor Design butterflies and ribbon from a local shop make up most of the embellishments. The small transparent pearl things are from a local shop and I love them – I think I’ll throw a few into the goody bag, in fact.

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Copics used: (hair) E08, E18, E19, E97 + white pen, (skin) E000, E00, E04, E11, (dress) B000, B00, B02, B05, B29, (butterflies) Y04, Y08, YR04, R89, C05 (flowers) R81, R83, R85, (background) E50, E51, E53.

Here is the full list of our design team’s blogs for the blog hop. Make sure you have paid us all a visit:

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Kjersti
Veronica
Kristina
Siv
Elizabeth
Elin
Lisabeth
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There are also fun events in our Facebook groupΒ Copic Norge. We hope you have fun joining us for our birthday celebrations. Good luck with the draw!

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I have some very exciting news.. I made it onto the Copic Marker Norway design team!! Can’t you believe it?! I primarily sent in the application for the DT call hoping that perhaps they would consider me next time around, and I actually made it onto the team! I am so chuffed! I am very much looking forward to working alongside such talented ladies and maybe inspiring people a little on my own along the way.

Today there is a new challenge at CMN – use dies. I went completely overboard on the dies using a ton from Noor Design and the card template die from GoKreate. The image I chose is by Ching-Chou Kuik, called Love, and (obviously) coloured with copics. For once I also cut the image out by hand! I decided to go with pinks for a change, because it was mother’s day here yesterday and it seemed to fit perfectly. The papers are Lili of the Valley and First Edition Paper. The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts as is the dark ribbon.

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Copics used: (hair) E31, E34, E37, (skin) E000, E00, E11, E04, R22, (dress) RV00, R81, R83, R85, R89, white pen (flowers and leaves) Y04, Y08, YR07, R89, G82, G99

This card has been entered into the following challenges:

Ching-Chou Kuik’s FB group – Romance
Noor Design UK – Love
Live and Love Crafts – Love is in the air
Cute Card Tuesday – Sweet Valentines
The Ribbon Girl – Anything Goes (card)
Ching-Chou Kuik Blog – Love

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Oh my, what a wonderful surprise. My card was chosen for the Artist’s Choice Award at Ching-Chou Kuik’s blog! Thank you so much!

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Mother’s day

It is mother’s day weekend on Norway this weekend, so what would be more appropriate than the card I made for my mum last year? The obvious choice colour for it was red. I used a Ching-Chou Kuik image and coloured it in with Copics. A lots of Noor Design dies were used as well as a couple of Martha Stewart punchers and flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts.

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Butterfly madness

This is one of my favourite cards from last year. I just never got around to posting it! The darling image is by Ching-Chou Kuik and is called So Long Yesterday. I coloured it all in with copics and I am quite pleased how the hair turned out. It was one of the very first times I was really pleased with my hair colouring! Yes, I, too, am wondering why on earth I’ve not put it up here until now!

The flowers are as always Wild Orchid Crafts and these butterflies are made with Martha Stewart punchers.

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This card has been entered into the following challenge:

CCK’s facebook group – Celebrations