24 June 2013

Copic Blog Hop

Good morning and welcome to a very special blog hop!  

I am excited to announce my participation and publication in the latest book in the series

Copic Coloring Guide, Level 4: Fine Details!

Authors Colleen Schaan and Marianne Walker have partnered up again with the team at Annie’s and some of the most talented artists and designers in the industry to bring you a quality publication packed full of techniques, theory, tutorials, and inspiration.  The 64-page book is the latest in the Coloring Guide series, offering information and educational material for crafters of all skill levels.
From light source to shading and shadows, to mixing mediums and tackling detailed images, this book shows how to take your colouring up one notch further… by focusing on the fine details.  All of the information is presented in an easy-to-follow format. 
An included CD contains all of the hand-drawn images used in the tutorial section of the book, along with the assembly instructions for all of the projects.

Each participating designer is hopping today to give you a peak at their favourite project from the book - and a chance to WIN your own autographed copy! 

Here is my card that appears in the book
showcasing no-lines stamping and incorporating both Copic and coloured pencils

To help kick off the celebration of the new book... each designer on the hop is giving away an autographed copy of the book...signed not only by Colleen and Marianne, but by the individual designer too! 

 Please comment on this post for your chance to win your copy of mine!  
Commenting will be closed Midnight 30th June UK time

I will then announce the lucky winner here on my blog in July

Jane Allen http://janesboxofcolours.blogspot.com/ ←YOU ARE HERE
Colleen Schaan  http://www.distinctivetouches.com

Can't wait for your copy? 
Copic Coloring Guide Level 4: Fine Details is now available at many USA stamping and scrapbooking stores. Visit your local store today and ask about availability.  It is also sold through the Annie’s catalog, accessible online at Annie's.

Unfortunately it will take a smidgy longer for my fellow Brits to get a copy
so why not leave a comment for your chance to win one of the first to hit our shores!!

Now it's time to hop on over to  Michele's blog

Crafty Hugs

15 June 2013

I'm finally posting again

Crikey, it seems like eons ago since I last blogged.

Unfortunately I succumbed to a viral infection last month, it absolutely knocked me for six
and I completely lost my voice much to the amusement of friends and family!

Thankfully I am feeling so much better
and now my asthma has settled again I can get back to some creativity!!

But oh boy it's taken a bit of effort this week to get those colouring skills back
it was almost as though my brain and hands were no longer speaking the same language!

These are the cards I have made so far
Thank you's for my sons teachers

..................and I also have some rather exciting news..........

 Here's a sneak peek at something I've been involved in! 
Can you guess what it is? 

More info coming soon!!!

Well that's all for now