I'm Back

Hi All,

I just wanted to let you know I haven't fallen off the planet, but I have been away enjoying the Australian summer.  

I am back for a couple of weeks, before I jetset again.  

I will post again tomorrow with something 'copicly' beautiful.

Until then....
Happy Creating....Mandi-Lee

Party Time

 My youngest daughter just turned three!

We love having parties in our house, and a third birthday was the perfect excuse to throw a party!

I absolutely LOVE Kaiser crafts Flutterby set, and used it as the inspiration for the party invitations and decorations. 

Here are some pictures that my sister took of the table.

We had red and pink butterflies everywhere!  I used the paper set to make the cupcake holders, cones for the caramel popcorn, flags for the cupcakes, and the beautiful centerpiece that was made from a huge butterfly!
The whole room looked amazing with these huge pom poms that we had made and hung all over the ceiling!

My children and I had so much fun decorating together for this special celebration in our house!
We can't wait for the next one!
Happy Creating....Mandi-Lee

Kisses Goodbye

Today I am blowing kisses goodbye to the All That Scraps DT.  It is time to move on.  Thanks for all the beautiful images.  Watch out for more exciting stuff coming soon!

Happy Creating....Mandi-Lee

Copic Oz Christmas Challenge

Can you believe it is already almost December !   

Copic Oz has a great challenge with a great prize starting today!

So hop on over to COPIC OZ to see the details of the challenge!

Happy Colouring....Mandi-lee

An Angel for Katie

As most of you would already know, the papercraft world lost Katie Renz this week.  

This sad little angel was something that I was working on with Katie in mind!

I have hand drawn this angel using my Copic Multiliners...

 and coloured her using only Copic markers, Opaque White and Spica pens!

I created the babckground using my Copic Reinkers (V02 and B00).  I then airbrushed some punchinella using RV06.  I also airbrushed C-3 around the angel to give her a little bit of definition.

A creation in memory of Katie Renz, created with ONLY Copic products!

Happy Creating ..... Mandi-Lee


Come and join me at Chandon Crafts in Geelong tomorrow (Saturday 5th November) at 10:00am.  

We will be creating this little cutie ...  

This is a three hour class where we will be learning to colour with Copics to create a distress look!

To join the class call Chandon Crafts on (03) 5223-2003

Copic Rewards Has Officially Been Launched!!!!

 has officially been launched!!!!  

All the info on the Copic Rewards Program is available at www.copicmarker.com.au/rewards.

Copic lovers simply need to purchase their markers and ink refills from participating Partner stores and they will receive Copic tokens which they can collect and redeem for great rewards such as a Copic T-Shirt, Copic Cap and the fantastic new Copic Storage Case. 

For more info on the different Copic Cases Check out this recent You Tube link:


Happy Token Collecting!!!!

Just a little something

This is just a little something I'm working on! 
It is not finished yet....still a work in progress...but I wanted to share nonetheless.

Will post another pic when it's complete!  Stay tuned!

Happy Creating...

Help for Katie

I am passing on this message from Shelby as she has written this so beautifully!

I am writing this morning about and for Katie Renz you can meet her HERE on her Card blog and HERE on her Family Blog. 
Many of you may know that she has a wonderful husband, 3 beautiful little boys, that she is a super Mommy and way talented crafter...she also has Stage 4 Gastic Cancer.
Today, her husband wrote an update on her blog. Although we have never met, her story touches me beyond words and my heart breaks for her and her family.  I am continuing to pray for Katie's Miracle!!!!! I hope will join me!

Lori Boyd at the start of the year was asked to design a stamp for Katie,and ended up getting an email from her telling her how much she loved it. She said it really was her boys. She was so very very sweet and very appreciative!  Sooooo, Lori and all of the BLD Team wanted to do a HUGE push of this image for her babies!!  Lori told her we were going to do this and that forever this stamp would be theirs!!  It just so happens that her 2 little guys have a birthday on the 19th of this month and her big boy has one on the 1st of December. I would LOVE to bless them with a wonderful birthday and Christmas, so that Kevin and Katie do not have to think of worry about that!

The link to purchase the stamp is not working so please go right HERE to purchase it.
or if you'd like to donate what you wish:

_________All donations will receive a random image__________ 

If ANY of you would like to help spread the word on EVERY forum,
blog, etc etc you can think of then the proceeds will go to The Renz
Family...I and I know they would be so appreciate that we are helping to wrap her
boys with our love and care.

THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH for supporting and loving Katie and her Family!   
PLEASE keep Praying for Katie's Miracle!!
You can find out more information at the By Lori Designs blog including an address to send cards to her boys.

Copic Case

New Product- The Copic Full Colour Case

Copic Marker Australia is really excited to announce the addition of a new product to the Copic Case range- The Copic Full Colour Case! 
This soft-sided, zip up carry case is will make sorting and transporting your Copic Markers a breeze! It is sturdy, with reinforced sides, yet holds the markers compactly. It has 6 removable inner baskets which can hold a total of 380 Copic Sketch.
The Copic Full Colour Case will be available in Australia Mid November, so place a pre-order with your local Copic Stockist NOW!
Happy Colouring!

Dreams do come true!

I wanted to show you my latest journal page!
This has just been completed and is hot off my art table!
I have hand drawn the whole page and used my Copics to add all the blended colour.
My drawing and journaling was done using my Copic Multiliners (0.1, 0.3, 0.5).
The whole page has been created on X-Press It Blending Card!!!

The quote I have used says, 
"Sometimes the dreams that come true are the dreams you never ever knew you had!"

Happy Creating

My Favourite Marker

Here is a short video showing you my favourite marker.....

If you are wondering who Jane is .... Click Here to find out!

Enjoy the video


Something a little different!

Hello everyone,  

I have been MIA lately, as I have had my head down and bottom up indulging myself in some Mandi time!  

No I haven't been on holiday, instead I have been doing a great course by my friend Jane Davenport called Supplies Me.  

I am having such fun indulging my creative soul!  I thought I might show you my homework assignment that I just completed!

I know its different to what you normally see on here, but I hope you enjoy it nonetheless!

Happy drawing....Mandi-Lee 

Art Journaling....Imagine!

I am loving that I am able to share parts of my art journal with you!
Here is another page from my art journal.

This page is called ....

Again, the entire page is created with Copic markers!
I have not used any paints, crayons, watercolours.....nothing!!!!

The only 'extra' materials that I used was a texture medium and glitter!

I have drawn into the page using my Copic Multiliners

And finished the page off with some bling!

I hope you love this page as much as I loved creating it!
Let me know what you think!

Happy Creating.....Mandi-Lee

The new cuties at All That Scraps this month!

I wanted to show you the new cuties that are available at All That Scraps!

This is Pie Abigail

This is Country Lula

This is Coffee Birgitta

...and this little cutie is Abigail!

All of these images have been coloured using Copic Markers to look like I have coloured them with Distress Inks!

I am teaching this technique in a class at Scrappy Hollow in Croydon (Melbourne) on 11th September. If you would like to join the class, call (03) 9879 6220 to book your spot!!!

If you would like any of the stamps above go to All That Scraps!

More ... NEW Digi Release at ATS

Here are some more of the gorgeous NEW digis that have just been released over at
All That Scraps.

This is eyeball Birgitta.

Introducing Skull Abigail!

These cuties will be available from All That Scraps.

Happy Colouring...Mandi-Lee

Happy Birthday Christine-ATS Blog Hop!

Today we are blog hopping to celebrate Christine’s birthday! Christine is our wonderful illustrator of C.C.Designs and co-owner of All That Scraps. Happy Birthday girl!!

The hop starts at the All That Scraps blog ---------- here . If you have arrived from Tori Wilds awesome blog, you are in the right place. We are so glad you hopped over to see Christine’s birthday eye candy.

Christine....Your birthday is the perfect time to wish you nothing less,
than favorite memories, plans and dreams that bring you happiness,
for birthdays are a link between the future and the past,
reminding us to treasure most those special joys that last!

Your next stop on the hop is Lesa Rapp’s fabulous blog. Enjoy the hop and thanks for stopping by!

Just in case you get lost....here is the whole blog hop list!

Tracy Clemente

Ria Van Son

Pam Varnell

Marion E

Pam Sparks

Amy Young

Rachel Schneider

Tori Wild

Mandi Lee

Lesa Rapp

Janneke de Jong

Leann New

Amy Rysavy

NEW Digi Release at ATS


There are gorgeous NEW digis that will be released tomorow over at All That Scraps.

I have used Angel Birgitta and Devil Birgitta in this card, along with the Naughty or Nice Sentiment!

These (along with a few other cuties that I will show off tomorrow) will be available from
All That Scraps.

COPICOZ Hair Challenge ... Last Chance

The Hair Challenge at COPICOZ is about to end! If you would like to enter ....RUSH over to COPICOZ and enter for your chance to win a great prize!

Happy Colouring ... Mandi-Lee

Copic Girls Night In

Copic is supporting Girls Night In to help raise funds for woman's cancers.

Ask your local Copic store when they are hosting their Girls night in or to find an event see: www.copicoz.blogspot.com.

Art Journaling....with Copic

So many people have been asking me lately about Art Journaling!?!

I have kept art journals since I was in high school and it was a requirement to keep a journal for anything creative that we did. Back in those days it was called a Visual Diary! I didn't always enjoy documenting my though process as I was always in such a hurry to create the artwork...and dive into the paint!

As my studies progressed, and I suppose as I got older, I realised that what I was creating in my art journal was a piece of art in itself!!

I think with many things that we do, whether it be creative or not, we are in such a rush to get to the job done we tend to forget, or not thoroughly enjoy the journey to get to that finish line!

Now I think it is ALL about the journey...and much less about the finished product!

Since I am so involved with Copics, I have really tried to bridge the gap between traditional art journaling and art journaling with Copics. I endeavor to integrate the two wherever I can.

So I decided to take one of my art journals to an Intermediate Copic Certification that I was teaching recently. The feedback was amazing!

I thought I might show you just two of the pages.

This page has been created with ONLY Copic markers and multiliners. Who would have thought that there is not one drop of paint anywhere on this page!

The second page has been created with ONLY Copic multiliners and a touch of Spica! Even in journals....you STILL need bling!....right????

I absolutely love to doodle...and so this page was born from the simplest doodle, that took on a mind of its own!

If journaling is something you are interested in, please let me know, and I'll tried to post a little bit more on it and especially on how you can integrate journaling and Copics!

Happy Creating .... Mandi-Lee

It's All About The Hair-CopicOz Challenge

Thank you so much for all your amazing comments about my Hair Video tutorial. I will be sure to make some more videos for you to watch and learn from!

The new challenge has just been released at COPICOZ ....

In my video tutorial I showed you all how I colour hair..... NOW ..... I'd like you to show me how YOU do it!!!!

CLICK HERE to read more .... and enter the Hair Challenge!!!!

There is a great prize to be won!!!!! I can't wait to see what you all create!!!
Come On ladies and gentlemen...make me proud!!!!

Happy Colouring.....Mandi-Lee

New Digi at ATS

Today All That Scraps are showcasing CC Designs Swiss Pixie Birgitta and this totally awesome Tree Swing digistamp.

Have a look at the other beautiful DT creations! Just click here!

Happy Colouring ....Mandi-Lee

A new video tutorial at Copic Oz

Hi Everyone,

As you know I love colouring cute little people, and I often get asked how I go about colouring hair.

So, I have put together this tutorial with a video for Copic
( My first video - EVER!!!!) for you to hopefully enjoy and learn from!

So, without further adieu, CLICK HERE to see my video tutorial on how to
Colour Hair with Texture!

(pssst let me know what you think!)

Happy Colouring...Mandi-Lee

PS Don't forget to enter this months COPIC OZ Embellish This challenge!!!!! There is an awesome prize to be won!!!

New Digi and challenge at ATS

All That Scraps has a cute new digi release for you....FROGGIE BALLOON.

If you want to win this cute froggie just leave a message under the posting at the ATS Blog for a chance to win this little cutie!


The new weekly challenge is up at the ATS Wednesday Challenge Blog... and the theme is Anything Goes!

Here is my little piece of yumminess!

All you need to do is link up your creation with Mr Linky by next Tuesday at 10pm est!
This challenge runs until July 12th. Week 84 prize will be: $15 gift certificate.

Happy Colouring....Mandi-Lee

Digi Monkey Cuties at ATS

I just realised it has been way too long since I last posted!

My Copic work has been absolutely crazy (super great crazy). I have been interstate, and have had such fun teaching and meeting new amazingly talented people!

Today, I wanted to show you some really cute monkey digi's from C.C. Designs.

There are four monkey cuties at All That Scraps.

The design team has some more wonderful creations so stop by and visit right HERE .

I promise i will post a little more regularly, as I have no more work travel planned....well at least not for the next few weeks!

Happy Colouring.....Mandi-Lee

Swiss Pixie Preview at ATS

Today is for the previews with the new Swiss Pixies.

There are four new ones

Ice Cream Birgitta,

Camera Birgitta,

Orchid Birgitta

and Welcome Birgitta ;o)

The stamps are available at All That Scraps from Sunday June 5th at 9:00pm cst

Swiss Pixies
Designer: Christine Wooden
Price: Rubber stamps $ 8.00
Digi Images $ 4.00

Happy Colouring... Mandi