Saturday 8 May 2010

Thursday's Copic Certification


As promised a couple of photos from the Copic Class held in Sydney on Thursday.

I've long been a follower of Marianne Walker's blog and have found it an invaluable source of information about colouring in general and colouring with Copic markers particularly. As soon as I read on her blog that she was coming over to Sydney for a Certification class I got my name down, never really thinking that I would be able to get a seat.

Getting the phone call to say I was in and that both Marianne and Lori Craig from Splitcoast Stampers would be conducting the class was a real thrill. I have to thank X-Press Graph-X Supplies P/L for giving us the opportunity to learn from these two amazing artists. It was such a good day.... learning new techniques and confirming information that I had read on the blogs.

Apart from the papercraft enthusiasts, like me, there were store owners and suppliers in the room so it was interesting getting to chat with some of them and to try out some of their products, card stock in particular. I've always bought my good stamping card from the US but will be happy to buy from local suppliers in future...... having the opportunity to try on the day was great. Meeting up with blogger's I knew but had never met was a fun part of the day too.

If you use Copic markers and get the opportunity to attend a Certification class I would highly recommend that you do, you won't be sorry.

Thanks especially to Marianne and Lori for making the day a fun learning experience. Marianne will have gone back to her room with odd coloured earrings and a green wedding band........After proving that you can colour most things with Copics! I have to tell you that I'm thinking one of the Air Guns would be a great tool to own...haha....but maybe after I complete my Copic Set!!!
I hope the girls enjoy their week in Melbourne and leave Australia knowing they've made a difference to some of us Aussie paper crafters. I believe the plan is to train some Australian crafters to carry out training programs in the future so it will be interesting to see which Copic users these will be.

Just a couple of pictures to share.

Sorry.......I hate having my photo taken but it's not right to put others here and not this horrid shot of me!!!!

Hope you'll call past again!!!!!!!!!


Shirley-Anne said...

Glad to read that you had such a good time . Thanks for sharing ALL the photos where it is good to see you without sunnies .

Robyn said...

Horrid??!! You look GORGEOUS!! Glad you had fun!!

CraftinGranny said...

Looks like everyone was having fun and I'm so glad you enjoyed it. I think it's a great pic!
"Hugs" Granny

craftieodmae said...

Your picture is gorgeous! You are such an attractive woman I bet you have NEVER taken a bad shot. Glad you had fun and got to meet such talented ladies.

CraftieConnie said...

Just cause you are not as young as the other two, does not mean you are not Beautiful-My lovely English Rose! What a great opportunity you had! Wish something like that would happen around here.

Marcia @ Pretty Things said...

Oh you lucky thing .... i so wish I coulda been there. Oh well, will sit back now and see what all the 'experts' are doing! Yay for you for that special chance!

:) Marcia

NinaB said...

Sounds like you had a blast. Will they ever come to Croatia? I wish! :-)

Andrea Hayes said...

So glad you had a great day Sue! I know I did, but my head was spinning with things I need to try...and things I need to buy!

Kylie said...

Sounds like you had a AWESOME time Sue and learned lot of new things. I'm new to Copics and I love them, want every colour and can't believe I went so long with out them lol, I'll never use another brand of markers again lol!
Your pic is gorgeous, I too hate my photo being taken lol!

Kylie X

Sammi said...

yay! It was a good day! Love your pics!! That one of you Marianne and Lori is lovely!

Lori Craig said...

What a wonderful treat to visit with you. Loved our time in Sydney. Thank you so much for coming! You have a darling blog!

Fiona said...

Glad you enjoyed your day, it sounded fun. I know you had been looking forward to it for ages. Next time I will do it.(if there is a next time !)