Wednesday, October 31, 2012

You Have A Piece Of My Heart - Card...

After re-doing my Copic chart etc I have been longing to colour with my Copics all the time. I brought out a stamp which I have been wanting to use for a long time and got to work...

Isn't this image just too cute? I love the Penny Black cats and find them really hard to resist. This is actually a woodmounted stamp too, so I can have it sitting on my shelf where I can see it :) I wish I'd made a note of what Copic shades I used so I could put them on here, but I thought of it too late. Sorry about that!

Here's my finished card. Not sure if the faint colour matched stamping in the background (dotted spirals on the main portion of the card and text on the right side) show up very well on here. Both are made using Hero Arts background stamps :)

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

A Happy Copic Edition...

I have not bought any new Copics in... well, I think over a year. So I was very, very excited to get a new Copic order in the post... :)))

It's the 12 "new" colours for 2012. I say "new" as they are not really new anymore, but new to me and new to the Copic colour selection since this year. I also got a few others to go with that. I especially noticed that I was a little low on the blues (compared to other colour families) so I made sure I added a few more of those.

I said in my last post that I had just printed a new colour chart (my old one was years old -2009- and missing boxes for more recently released colours from 3 years) and here it is finished with my new shades added.

Ayesha, you asked how many colours I have at the moment. The honest truth? I had NO idea, literally not even a guess. Seriously! So I started counting on my new chart and, unless I went wrong somewhere, I got it to be 207 (inc my new ones). I have collected these for several years now, and like all Copic lovers, my dream is to one day have the complete colour set. Will that ever happen...who knows?! In the meantime I'm very, very happy with the colours I do have and I enjoy them a lot :)

Tuesday, October 09, 2012

Testing To Post From Blogger App...

... Got the blogger app on my iPad (though I wish there was an iPad version... I don't think there is...?!) and thought I would make a test post today.

I'm in the middle of making a new colour chart for my Copics. My old chart was from 2009 and had hand drawn boxes (by me) for the colours that has been released since then.

For a long time I have thought I should print out a new one... And now was finally the time :)

So let's see if I can get a photo into this blog post too...

(Ok it's looking like it will include an image for me. But I have no idea where in the post it will appear?! Anyone got any experience with this please? Can I tell it where I want it even...? Help gratefully received thanks!)

Tuesday, October 02, 2012


My last post mentioned the day out at Nostell Priory and the fantatsic playground/forest that they had for kids (and adults!) there. This layout is a followup on that story and shows a tiny part of the fun we had have there... :)
I've been dying to use these (Prima?) papers from a very long time ago, and finally I had some photos that fit them colourwise. Yay!

Keeping today's post very short as I have a very busy day today. :)