Thursday, 31 May 2012

Copic Marker Europe Guest Designer

Hello Everyone

I hope you are all well and enjoying your week.

I was asked if I would do a Guest Designer spot for the Copic Marker Europe Blog - honestly I couldn't believe it - I even asked if they had me mixed up with someone else - but no they said it was definitely me - so how could I say no!

Have you been across to their site?  If not go and check it out here - they have so much inspiration and step-by-step instructions on there plus a bunch of super talented ladies who just make the most gorgeous creations - oh and not forgetting lots of Guest Designers too!

This is a card I have made for one of my blogging friends - although she probably won't have received it so I will just have to hope that she doesn't see it beforehand (fingers crossed!).

I just had to use one of Krista Smith's new digi stamps over at Saturated Canary called "Sketchie" which I thought would fit perfectly for a 'Copic' Blog, plus I love her images so much too.

Here is the full card:

The recipe for the card is as follows:

Digi Papers:  Nit Wit "Hey Cupcake" (just lurve these!)
Digi Image:  Saturated Canary "Sketchie" by Krista Smith
Lace, Seam Binding & Cheese-Cloth:  From My Own Stash
Self Adhesive Pearls:  The Hobby House

The image has of course been coloured with Copics:

Skin:  E21 E00 E000 R20 R30
Hair:  E42 E41 E40
Wings / Leotard / Shoes:  R81 RV00 RV000 RV0000
Tights:  E42 E41 E40
Bows:  B00 B000 B0000
Copic Sketch Pen:  C5 C4 C3 C2 C1 C0 C00 R81 RV00 RV000 RV0000
Shading:  W5 W3 W1 W0

I have used some Glamour Dust on her wings, leotard and tights to give her a bit of bling and the sentiment was something I made myself.

I always try to use the same layout on the inside of the card as that of the outside like this:

I hope you like my card and I would like to thank Copic Marker Europe for having me as a guest designer - I am still pinching myself!

Enjoy the rest of your day.

Toodle Pip!


Catherine said...

This is gorgeous, love your shading and the sparkle on the wings.....

Doreen said...

Gorgeous work ,love the image you have used,great

Vicky said...

Congrats on you GDT position, very well deserved, your card is gorgeous

hugs Vicky x x x

downrightcrafty said...

totally gorgeous and well done on your GDT post
Hugs Kate x

CarmenAlice said...

Beautiful coloring stamps, I admire that. Congratulations on being guest designer!

Debs said...

This is so beautiful Hazel - awesome colouring and such pretty embelllishments.
Huge congrats on GDT - so well deserved.
Have a wonderful day.
Debs xx

Maria Therese said...

So cute ♥♥

Victoria said...

Congratulations on the very well-deserved GDT position! This is a perfect image for the challenge blog and the finished card is gorgeous!

Nenny said...

That card is beautiful Hazel. Lovely colour palette. I love 'Sketchie' too, and you've coloured her to perfection! It's no surprise that Copic picked you. Congratulations and well done! Hugs, Wends x

Sharon said...

HUGE congratulations Hazel. This is fabulous news. Couldn't wait for today to see what you've created. Wonderful colouring, as usual. Well done, like Nenny says I am not surprised that they chose you, as you're a wonderful colourist. hugs and blessings, Sharon xx

Christine L said...

Hi Hazel..... STUNNING card and congrats on your very well deserved GDT for Copic!! Absolutely perfect image for them too!

I'd love to know how you gathered the seam binding on the front... is it glued in each fold??? It's so effective!

Christine x

sue - aka bearhouse said...

Absolutely stunning, the image is gorgeous and coloured perfectly


butterflyamanda said...

congratulations Hazel on the gdt spot and your cards are adorable tfs huggs Amanda

tilly's crafts said...

big congrats on the gdt spot! and gorgeous card today, love the colours and the ribbon/lace across - perfect
Kim x

Kelly Lloyd said...

great news about youur GDT spot.. a gorgeous card. Love the soft colours.

Hugs Kelly

chrissy xx said...

Congratulations on your GDT spot..
Fabulous card. Fabulous colours. LOve it.

Faye said...

No wonder Copic Europe want you, yourcolouring is ace. This is a super pretty card and very appropriate. Brilliant. xx

Caz said...

Fab card Hazel, love the image (might have to get this one!!)
Congrats on your GDT too.
Caz x

Tanya said...

Fab card Hazel! I love the soft colours and the papers, and that image is gorgeous!

Congrats on your GDT as well - you deserve it though - your colouring and cards are always splendiferous! :D

Tags xx

Lisa Jane said...

oh this is Fab Hazel.. congratulation on the GDT .. well deserved place . I love the soft pastel colours
Hope you are ok and looking forward to the weekend
Lisa x

Tonya H said...

Congratulations! Your card is beautiful. I love that image. The papers and colors are fabulous.

Sonia said...

Oh Hazel,fabulous card! And the image is really sweet and pretty:)The paper,the colours and details are so elegant and romantic:)
Your friend will like this super card for her:)
Big hug,

Tracy said...

Oh my gosh Hazel! I'll say you did them proud on your guestie spot. Congratulations! This is fabulous! love the soft colors and your card design. Have a great day! Hugs!

Inkypinkydelights said...

Oh Hazel well done you! This is brilliant! You so well deserve it! Judy x

Susan Flynn said...

Goodness me Hazel what a scrummie card your friend is one lucky lady!! Big congratulations on your Guest DT spot and you certainly produced a beautiful card for them!! Hugs Susan x

Pat said...

Gorgeous card Hazel, such beautiful colours and warmest congratulations on your Guest DT spot.

Pat xx

marion said...

Seeing your colouring it's no wsonder they asked you !! Congrats on your new job. Colouring and card is gorgeous as always. Hugs, marion

Liselot said...

Hi Hazel,
You can stop pinching, you really deserve it. Your colouring is always so great and your card is so beautiful and applicable for the Copic blog!

Tina said...

Pretty card Hazel, fab colouring and congratulations on your GDT post. Tinaxx

coops said...

wow so stunning the image and your colours and sparkle are beautiful :D
huge congrats on your GDT :D

xx coops xx

Flowergirl said...

Congrats on being asked to be GD! I'm not surprised, your colouring is fab. This card is so beautiful x
Wendy x

Angela said...

Congrats on your GDT post!!!
Love love love this card..... nice soft colours and great details!!!

debby4000 said...

Oh I love you're wonderful card Hazel, its so adorable.

Fabiola said...

oh Hazel! félicitation!!! bravo c'est super! et cette carte est trop charmante, tout en douceur, biz

Elaine said...

Congratulations Hazel!!! But very much deserved,you're colouring is always so beautiful.
Gorgeous card and oh so pretty colours. Perfect image for another crafter and I know she will love it...who wouldn't???

You asked about the's part of a set from Papertrey Ink, there's a set of dies, all small tags but different shapes, and I also bought the co-ordinating stamps :)

Hugs Elaine xxx

Mrs.B said...

Hi Hazel, just catching up. Congrats on the GDT post - WOW international fame!! Well Done.
I'm not surprised you colour your images beautifully and this one is no exception. A beautiful card.
Avril xx

June Nelson said...

Wow congratulatins Hazel what an honour girl well done you, this card is stunning, im just busy colouring her too, having probs with the hair lol, any tips hunnie, beautiful card have a great weekend huggie and love from me xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

May said...

Congrats Hazel.. I can understand why they asked you as your colouring is fabulous... love this card the design is BRILLANT.. Hugs May x x x

Carole of Brum said...

wow congrats on your GD spot, Hazel, what an honour! Perfect image to use for the occasion too, and you made a fab job with it. Lovely work! CoB

Samantha said...

wow! AWESOME! fabulous card and so perfectly colour Hazel! stunning! love it hugs me xx

Linda (Lindyloo) said...

Oh Hazel this is fab news, more congrats to you, enjoy every minute of it.
Adore the card and the colouring is wonderful
Thanks for your comments on my blog, I really appreciate them and the time you take to come by.
Hugs Linda x

Samantha said...

OMG OMG OMG!! HAZEL!!!!!!!!!!! you just made me cry! I LOVE her and she looks even better on my Sideboard where next to my little desk! THANK YOU sooooo much and I Feel like I won Blog candy too! WOW thank you sooooooooooooooo much, you have been way to kind! thank you!
did I say Thank you!!!!
hugs me xx

~@ngie~ said...

awwwww beautiful... I do love the SC images & I love that heart paper... it just looks fabulous :)

love n hugz Angie xXx