Monday, April 2, 2012

Mad For Markers April Challenge

Good afternoon lovely blog readers... this morning it was my turn to announce the new challenge for April over on the Mad For Markers Challenge Blog... and this months theme is April Showers.

It's all about colouring something to look wet... think water, beach scenes, bubble baths, fishing, mermaids, snow or the obvious, rain....

To inspire you to get into some wet colouring, here are a couple of links to some great tutorials from Marianne Walker....
  And here is a little coloured inspiration from me....

Till next time...

Saturday, March 31, 2012

Scraploot's April Sketch Challenge

Soon as it is so close to April, and it's the weekend we have decided to launch Scraploot's April Sketch Competition details tonight. This months sketch was based upon another awesome layout by Renae... So here is the sketch.....
 And here is Renae's sample....
The sketch competition runs for the entire month of April, giving you lots of time to get your entries in. You can interpret the sketch anyway you like, you can flip it, turn it etc... as long as the sketch is still recognisable. You can complete the sketch in whatever size you like to work in, (8.5x11 or 12x12) or even as a card sketch. This month the prize will be a $20 voucher to spend in our Scraploot online store.
To enter this months challenge, email your layout to or upload it to our Facebook page... here.
Our winners are chosen at random, so get scrappin, you've got to be in it to win it.

All entries must be recieved by 11:59pm, Monday 30th April 2012.Till next time,

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Mad For Markers Blog Hop!

Good afternoon and welcome to the Mad For Markers Birthday Blog Hop! We are so pleased that you have come along to help us celebrate 2 years at Mad For Markers! If you came here from Alyce's blog, then you are on the right track. If not, then please go over the Mad For Markers Challenge blog to start the hop.

Today in the spirit of celebration and birthdays, I have used one of the awesome Odd Girl Stamps - Big Day Tobie, which is available for purchase over at the Mad For Markers Store.
I have coloured this image up in my Mad For Markers Copic Journal which is just great for practising out new colour combinations. A new colour combination which I created for this image, was the for the skin using E30, E31 and E13.... and I quite like the way it turned out.
Materials List:
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Mad For Markers Copic Journal
Skin: E30, E21, E13
Eyes & Mouth: G12, G15, E04 & Opaque White
Hair: E51, E25, E29, E35
Clothes & Shoes: T1, T3, T5, T7, R24, R27, R29, R59, B34, B37, B39, W1, W3, W5, W7
Cake: E40, E41, E42, E71, E74, E77, E79, N1, N3, N5, Y38, YR09, BG45 BG49

Don't forget their are prizes for people who hop along, so be sure to leave a comment on each of the blogs you visit, because you never know which blog might be hiding a prize.

Thanks for visiting my blog today and joining in the Mad For Markers 2nd Birthday Blog hop.... head on over to Sheri's blog by clicking here.

Monday, March 12, 2012

My Little Masterchef

Todays layout is another layout I shared over on the Scraploot blog the other week, of my cute little Masterchef. The background info on photos in the layout, is we purchased some cereal that was running a Junior Masterchef promotion and B wanted to enter it. So I logged onto website and entered the info required for the competition and then forgot all about it. Then one day I recieved a random parcel card from the post office, so went to collect it and surprising there it was a Junior Masterchef Pizza set. B loves to make pizzas, or anything for that  matter and now everytime he helps out in the kitchen, he dons his Junior Masterchef apron and hat.
To see the materials list head over to the Scraploot blog by clicking here.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Scraploot Step By Step Reveal

A few weeks back I created a layout for the Scraploot blog, with step by step instructions using the one of my all time favourite collections, Lily Bee Head over Heels. I was also lucky enough to use to We R Memory Keepers Sew Easy tool and I have absolutely fallen in love with it. It makes handstitching on your pages super quick and easy. I adore the photos on this layout. These photos were some selfies taken on my 30th Birthday of my little man and myself. This layout definitely reminds me of why I scrapbook... the emotions and memories that just looking at this stirs in me makes me so happy.

To check out all the step by step instructions with photos, head over to the Scraploot blog by clicking here
Till next time,

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Copic Catch Up

For the past couple of weeks I've not been in the greatest of health... I have not been able to sit, stand or sometimes even lay comfortably. Making anything hard to accomplish. Thankfully I have an adoring man who has been amazing and taking care of me, our little man and everything else that there is to do around the house.
So no work, scrapping or colouring for me over the past couple of weeks. I am so ready to get back into it, but still need to take it easy.
Today though I thought I would share the last couple of images that I coloured up for my posts over on the Mad For Markers blog,  Last month there was a fantastic challenge to colour with R's & RV's. I challenged myself to colour as much of the images with these colours as possible and I absolutely love the results.
Materials Used
The Greeting Farm Stamp - Madden
 Copics Used
Skin: R0000, R000, R00, R01, R02, RV10 (Cheeks)
Eyes: RV91, RV95
Hair: RV02, RV04, RV06, RV09, RV19
Shirt: RV000, RV00
Belt: RV17, RV19, RV69
Arm Bands: R81, R83, R85
Pants: RV21, RV23, RV25, RV29
Shoes: R37, R39, R59, R89

Materials Used
Odd Girl Stamp - Tiny Baker Tia
Copics Used
Skin: R0000, R000, R00, R01, R02, RV000
Eyes: BG10, BG11, BG12 & Opaque White
Hair: E43, E44, E47
Clothes: RV0000, RV000, RV00, RV02, RV04, T3 & T5
Cupcake: R56, E23, E37, E39, N3, N5, E70

 I'll pop back in a couple of days with a scrapping share.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Happy Birthday Mad for Markers

Today Mad for Markers turns 2!
And so we are celebrating Mad for Markers birthday ALL MONTH LONG!!

So what's going to happen all month you ask??
Well.. we will have a bunch of giveaways... you will be able to enter each day on either the blog here or on our
facebook page depending where the giveaway is held ... We have... a sample pack of Xpress It blending card for each day of the month, a load of digi images, Spicas and maybe more... so don't miss out!!

We might have an extra challenge or two ... perhaps some games....

The Celebrations will culminate on the 22nd March with a BIG Copical blog hop!!! WITH more fun prizes!! You will be able to sign up to participate on Monday over on the
Mad For Markers store blog. Sammi also thought it would be fun to have some Mad for Markers Birthday Digis to colour... so she has drawn up a number of images... which are available in the store TODAY for you to purchase... and they might sneak into some prizes throughout the month also ;)

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Lily Bee Step By Step

Head on over to the Scraploot blog and check out my post from today, which is a step by step layout using the gorgeous Lily Bee - Head Over Heels collection and the super easy We R Memory Sew Easy tool. Here is a little sneak peek at one of the steps... so head on over and check it out.

Friday, February 10, 2012

Mad for Markers R and RV Challenge

Hi Everyone,
Today I have shared some Copic colouring using R's & RV's over on the Mad For Markers store blog. This post is to try and inspire you to have a go at colouring with R's & RV's, and to hopefully encourage you to also join in with the Mad For Markers Challenge for February, which is to use R's & RV's in your Copic Creations.
I totally challenged myself on this one, to colour the spunky Greeting Farm Madden (which is available in the Mad For Marker Store), using only R's & RV's. To check out my full post head on over to the Mad For Markers Store Blog.
Here is a little sneak peek
Till next time,

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Scraploot Monthly Competition

Yesterday over on the Scraploot blog it was announced that there is to be a monthly competition. This month its a sketch comp, which I designed... and for my first attempt at designing a sketch. I really hope you will play along...  Here are all the details......
Today we are excited to announce our new monthly Scraploot Competition. On the first Saturday of the month we will be announcing a new challenge that will run for the entire month, giving you lots of time to get your entries in. To kick off our monthly competitions, this month we are going to have a Sketch competition. Below you will find a sketch and sample, which you can interpret anyway you like, as long as we can still recognise the sketch. You can complete it in whatever size you feel comfortable working in (8.5x11, 12x12) or even as a card sketch. This month the prize for our competition will be a $20 voucher to spend in our Scraploot online store. To enter this months challenge, email your layout to and we will be sharing the entries via the blog.
The sketch this month:
And my sample;

All entries must be recieved by 11:59pm, Wednesday 29th February 2012.
If you want to recreate this layout, all products are available from the Scraploot Store
Materials Used
WOW Chipboard
 Hope your having a scrappy weekend, till next time

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Head Over Heels...

A quick share from me today, of a layout I shared over on the Scraploot Blog last week.
This layout is a photo of my boys and I taken on my 30th Birthday last year in November. I was absolutely spoilt. I have absolutely loved using this Lily Bee Head Over Heels Collection, as although it is quite feminine, it is not too over the top. I will have a couple more layouts to share over the coming weeks using this collection. Hope you are inspired by some of my creations.....

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Mad For Markers...

Yep... I I forgot how much I love colouring with my copics. I am so happy to be back into the swing of things and designing again for Mad For Markers and I am absolutely loving the current Challenge that is begin run on the Mad For Markers Challenge Blog. The challenge is to try out some new colour combinations, and it's a great way to challenge yourself to step away from your favourites and give something new ago. I tried out a new skin combination, and a new blonde hair combination. I really like these two new combinations, they seem to give my images a lot more depth. Here is what I shared on the Mad For Markers store blog yesterday.
Hope you enjoyed my share today, and I will be back again in a few days with a Scrappy page to share soon.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Ready To Learn, Discover, Grow...

So a couple of weeks ago, over on the Scraploot blog, it was my turn to share with our customers a Step by Step layout. For this months DT kit I was given Little Yellow Bicycle - Head of the Class Collection, which has been just perfect for me to capture the events leading up to our little man starting school, along with getting pages ready for the BIG first day... Can't believe that this time next week it will be the night before the big day.

If you are interested in re-creating this layout, head on over to the Scraploot blog where you can find the step by step instructions, you will also find the supply list there too, which is all available at the Scraploot store.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012


I know you are shocked... three posts in less than a week... I told you this year I was trying to be a better blogger. First of all hop on over to the Scraploot Blog to check out my post from today, using the Little Yellow Bicycle - Head of The Class collection. I've already created our little mans' First Day of School layout.
Secondly, I have just now added to my left side bar a 2012 Achievements section. This year for the first year ever I want to keep count of how many layouts I actually create. No... I am not out to create some huge number of layouts I'm just curious as to see how many I actually create. I will say that I am aiming to complete at least 52, as I have decided this year to get on the band wagon and complete a 52 Weeks album. I really enjoyed documenting during December, through the Shimelle, Journal Your Christmas Class. I may not have completed all my layouts yet, but I did journal and take photos every day in December. It made me realise some of the little details we often forget or don't value but in years to come it may be just what we need to remember. I'd love to know who is stopping by my little blog, if you do, please leave me a comment, as I am always looking for new blogs to follow for some added inspiration.
Till next time, take care,

Rach xoxo

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Copic Monochromatic Colouring–Sepia

On Friday I shared some tips and techniques for colouring monochromatically with your Copics, in particular to create Sepia tones in your colouring. Pop on over to the Mad For Markers blog and check it out. And don’t forget if you are looking for great prices and service on all things Copic, head on over to the Mad For Markers store.

Here is just one of the images I used in my blog post to hopefully entice you to pop on over to the Mad For Markers blog and check out my postE30s
Till next time Happy Colouring, Rachael.

Friday, January 13, 2012

Step by Step with LYB–Head of the Class

Hello lovely blog readers…. I know I’ve MIA for a little bit… but I am back! With a new years resolution to be a better blogger for one… lol… lets hope it lasts this time. I have been busy creating some kits, which are now on sale over at the Scraploot store.

Also, if you pop on over to the Scraploot blog and check out my post from this week, where I shared step by step instructions on how to complete a 12x12 layout, using the Little Yellow Bicycle Collection – Head of the Class. Here is a just a tease…. to see the full page… head on over to the Scraploot blog.


Till next time,