Colouring Dark Skin for COPIC OZ...

So many people ask me in my classes "How do I colour dark skin?" .... followed by "And what is a good colour combination for a darker skin tone?"

Hop on over to COPIC OZ for the answers to these question and my full tutorial! .... Be sure to leave some love!!!

Happy Colouring .... Mandi xxx

A Bit Of Cheeky Glamour For Anya Ink

My card for Anya Ink's Bling Challenge has just been posted!

If you haven't already been to Anya Ink to check out all the DT creations....rush over there right now! The girls have really made beautifully blingy things!!! This weeks challenge has been sponsored by Bizzy Becs and there is a great prize to be won. So please create a card, add some bling and enter it into the challenge!

For this card I stamped The Greeting Farms Cheeky Glamour Stamp on X-Press It Blending Card and used my Copics to colour her.
E50+E51+R20 . R27+R29 . C-1+ C-3 + C-7 ... and lots of SPICA!!!

Happy Colouring ..... Mandi xxx

Certification in Brisbane

I have resurfaced after a fun filled four days in Brisbane.

The first three days were filled with lots of demos and 3 great classes at the Scrapbook and Paper Craft Expo and Convention! Thank you to all the lovely ladies who sat in on my classes. I look forward to seeing your beautiful creations!

The forth day in Brisbane was filled with Certification.

It was such a pleasure spending the day with Jonny and Kathy (above) and so many other wonderfully talented people. The day sure was a full one! Hopefully everyone walked away from the day having learned many new tips and techniques.

Thanks Kath for all your help and for letting me colour your hair!

It was such a fun day....and from the bottom of my heart I would like to thank all the ladies for a truly wonderful day!

I look forward to the next certification!

Happy colouring .....
Mandi xxx

It's Friday....And My Bags Are Packed!

I cannot believe today has finally arrived! I have been working and planning and colouring and preparing like crazy... all for this weekend!....and I am super super excited!

My bags are packed and I am flying to Brisbane tomorrow morning. I am working on the X-Press Graph-X stand at the Scrapbook and Papercraft Expo and Convention this weekend!

I am also teaching 3 Colour with Copic Classes at the Expo...all of which are FULLY BOOKED!!!!

I then go on to run the Copic Certification (with the help of Kathy) on Tuesday!!!!

Wow, what a jam packed weekend it is going to be!

If you are in Brisbane this weekend, come along and say HI!

I will fill you all in on my exciting weekend when I return on Wednesday!

Have a good long weekend .... and happy colouring!


Buttons & Bows for Anya Ink

This weeks challenge for Anya Ink is to create with buttons and bows! I had so much fun with this challenge that I couldn't stop at just one! The first creation is a card....

Stamp is CC Design Swiss Pixie, coloured with Copics on X-Press It Blending Card.
E50+E51+R20 . B00+B02+B12 . BV02+BV04+BV08

I couldn't just stop there.....! So I made this beautiful Topiary Tree filled with bows and buttons! Thanks to my gorgeous and super super talented friend, Dawn, who taught me how to make this stunning tree! Dawn's stuff is beautiful....check out her blog for all her magnificent creations!

Again I used CC Designs Stamp on X-Press It Blending Card... and coloured her with my Copics.
E00+E02+R20 . R32+R35+R37 . E25+E27+E29 . YG91+YG95 . RV02+RV06+RV10

Hope these have inspired you to create....!
Remember to check out all the other amazing cards that the DT Team have created on Anya Ink!

Happy Colouring ..... Mandi xxx

Copic Card Challenge Extended

All Australian Residents, don't forget that the Australian Copic Card Challenge is closing REALLY soon!!!! To win a share of $450 worth of prizes, make a standard A6 size card using E02, BV02 and Y06. Entries have to be sent to the following address below:-

Copic Card Challenge
P.O.Box 80
Moorabbin VIC 3189

For all the details and to download the entry form, go to the Copicmarker website HERE!!! All cards will be on display at the Brisbane Scrapbook and Papercraft Convention and Copic Australia will be there at Booth 55, so stop by and say Hello!!!! :)

Happy Colouring .... Mandi xxx

Hints About Picking Blending Colours!

I have just posted some helpful hints and an explanation on understanding the Copic Colour System and picking blending colours. Hop on over to COPICOZ and take a look!

Remember you can also enter your card into Australian Copic Card Challenge . You could win a share of $450 worth of prizes. All you have to do is make a standard A6 size card using

Entries have to be sent to the following address by THIS FRIDAY, June 4th!!!

Copic Card Challenge
P.O.Box 80
Moorabbin VIC 3189

All cards will be on display at the Brisbane Scrapbook and Papercraft Convention. Click here for more details!

Come and do some classes with me in Brisbane!!! See you at the Scrapbook and Papercraft Convention and Expo in Brisbane. Click here for more details!

Happy Colouring....Mandi