Sunday, 21 February 2010

I'm back from Germany

I left for Frankfurt, Germany with Rachel my friend, on Wednesday 17th February for the first ever Copic Certified Designer training to be held in Europe. Peter Holtz-Kathan, director of Copic distributers for Europe and Ken O'Connell, President of Copic USA, got together to make this event happen in Europe.

Product specialist Marianne Walker and Debbie Olson, a regional instructor, both from the USA were in Frankfurt to deliver the content of the course. Peter was our host and Britta, to his right in the picture, is Peter's events organiser and PA.

Whilst there we met other similar minded individuals who wanted to become certified designers. There was Diny Sprakel, Agitte Huberts and Nicole Verkooyen from the Netherlands, (Peter who distributes Copic in the Netherlands accompanied the ladies), Isabelle Weber from Nackenheim Germany and Wendy Kadzidlo from England.

The course focused on colour theory, colouring and blending techniques, shading, airbrushing, inks and the correct use of media. We were also taught how to alter the colour of virtually anything. Marriane told us of a lady who coloured her shoes to match her outfit because she could not find any the right colour.

One type of media used was my hair!!! Below is a picture of my hair after Rachel and Marianne airbrushed it.

At the end of the course we were all presented with our certificate as a Copic Certified Designer.

I would just like to thank Peter Holtz for being a wonderful host and Marianne, Debbie and Ken for all their input.


It was great to meet new people and i was so impressed that they could all speak perfect English!! puts many of us English to shame.

Tuesday, 16 February 2010

Off to Germany tomoro

Made this to send to my cousin who lost her husband suddenly.
I used grey, black and white cardstock.

Monday, 15 February 2010

Another card challenge

I used SU say it with scallops cream, kraft and black cardstock from SU.
I have added this one to colourchefchallenge 39.
Thanks for the challenge and thankyou to anyone that looks and leaves a coment.

A challenge card

This card is i used botanical bloom for the flower and the wording was from one of a kind from SU.
This card was added to you had to use grey, lavender and white to enter the challenge.
Thank you for the challenge and also a  thank you for those taking time to look and
 leaving feed back. 

Thursday, 11 February 2010

Another Valentines Card

I tried out a new punch on this valentine card.

Valentine Card

This is a 4 x 4 whisper white card that i added a strip of real red cardstock,
then i cut another strip off whisper white that i had punched out 5 small hearts.
I also punched a number of  white hearts and stuck them on the top and
bottom of the card added ribbon and then added glitter to the red hearts and the white, then stamped
happy valentines day.

A birthday card for a friend

This easel card was made using pretty in pink and whisper white cardstock,
stamed with the greenhouse garden set from SU.
Hope you like it please leave a comment, always nice to know what others think.

Thursday, 4 February 2010

Made these items for a friend.

                                            I made this bag, card and box for a friend's daughter.
                                            And then saw i could add this to the Just us girls challenge # 18.
                                            Thanks for taking time to look at my work.