Create a Scene with Mermaid Anya

>> Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Hi Peeps. Susan here with my latest creation for the current MAKE A SCENE  Challenge here at the Mad for Markers Challenge blog. I made this card for my daughter's birthday recently using the Mermaid Anya stamp from The Greeting Farm.

Copics used:
Skin: E50, E51, E11 R20
Hair: RV00, RV02, RV04, RV06
Tail etc: G000, G00, G02
Card Recipe:
Cardstock: Canson card, Bazzill, X-Press It Blending Card
Paper: Echo Park Splash, A Muse Cloud Paper
Stamps: TGF Mermaid Anya, Hero Arts Oceans of Joy
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Versamagic Sahara Sand, Jumbo Java
Embellishments/Other: Copics, MFT Die-namics Jumbo Scallop, Sweet Stack Labels, Kindyglitz crystalina, Kaisercraft pearls, Sizzix alphabet, Stickles (Shabby Shutters, Eucalyptus)

Don't forget to check out the wonderful creations from the talented M4M Design Team (links in the sidebar!) and remember you MUST use COPIC markers  on your creation to enter our challenge!

You can stop by the Mad for Markers Online Store for all of your Copic markers and X-Press It Blending Card supplies!
Mad For Markers [home link]
Thanks for looking... have a great day! Sorry for the late post... I was at the dentist!
~ Susan xxox


A Little Late but I'm Here

>> Monday, August 29, 2011

Hi Copic lovers.....

I am so sorry for the late post today, I have had my little boy at the hospital this morning so have been running a bit behind with things.

I wanted to share with you a card I have made for the current challenge here at Mad For Markers which is to create a scene with your images and copic markers. I love the idea of this challenge and the possibilities it opens for everyone.

I started my card design by creating my image which in fact is 6 individual digital images which I have merged together to make 1 complete image.

I then came across this card design while I was blog surfing and just fell in love with it so I thought I would give it a go. It was so simple to make but so effective.

I wanted to make the card a bit girly as I am going to give it to my bestie for her birthday next week.

Copics Used;

YR12, 16.

E23, 25, 27, 29, 50, 51.

B0000, 00.

R81, 83, 85, 89.


BV11, 13, 17.


R24, 27, 29.

There are still a couple of days left for this challenge and it is so easy to create your own scene so why not give it a go!

Thanks for having a look

Mel B



A Magnolia Scene

>> Saturday, August 27, 2011

Hi Copic Lovers,

Wow! The entries for Ashlee's "Create a Scene" challenge are looking amazing and so are the inspiration from the DT!  I picked a Magnolia image for my card and I have always wanted to try a cloud background.  I visited youtube and came across this great video by Annika Ryan which I watched and tried to emulate.  I didnt have the same colours as her so I used what I had.
Then I watched a tutorial by Melyssa Connolly on how to colour grass and gave that a go too.  I have included links to the videos in case you want to check them out yourself.

The Copics I have used on my card are:

Reds: R53, R46, R59
Yellows: Y15, Y17, Y38, Y02
Hair: E35, E57, E37, E31
Skin: E11, E51, E02, R20
Sky: B93, B32. BG000, C-0, C-1
Grass: YG67, G99, GY63, YG03
Warm Greys: W-1, W-3, W-5, W-7

Since the image is so large, and the focus,  I kept the rest of the card fairly simple.

I hope you can find a little bit of time to join in our challenge!
The winner will have a GD spot here at Mad for Markers.
You have a week left to enter.

Happy Colouring,

Alicia xx


Create a Scene

>> Friday, August 26, 2011

Hi Everyone,
Welcome to Friday here at the Mad for Markers Challenge Blog. As you know, the current challenge is
............. Create a Scene.

I must admit that I was a little daunted by this challenge at first, however once I started creating, the rest is history.

Here is what I created:

Copics Used:
Faeries: E0000, E000, E00, E11, RV00
b91, B93, B95, BG11, BG13, BG15
Mushrooms: E41, E42, E43, E44
Grass: YG61, YG63, YG67
Daffodil Dell: Y21, E23, Y26 YG61, YG63, YG67
Butterfly: RV34

Images: The Emerald Faerie Collection
Daffodil Dell (Make it Crafty)

Other: Glitter
Magnolia Doo Hickey Die (Grass)
Chipboard Butterfly
Swarovski Crystals

Don't forget to stop by the Mad for Markers Online Store for all your copic needs.

There is still plenty of time for you to join in this challenge. We would love to see what you create.

I hope you all have a great weekend, keep safe.
Until next time



>> Thursday, August 25, 2011

Good Morning Copic Lovers,

Wecome to Thursday's inspiration for our fortnightly challenge.  For this challenge, we'd love to see you create a scene (using Copics).  Below I've made a scene of Edwin & Tilda fishing.  I've masked the Edwin & log stamps to make it look like one stamp.
 Front View

Side View (Easel Card)

The copics I've used are as follows;

E000, E00, R20, E41, E43, E44, W0, Colourless Blender,
BG10, BG11, YR00, YR04, YR07

Make sure you stop by here again tomorrow to check out some more inspiration from the DT, and don't forget to show us your creation for this challenge.

Honor x


create a scene - inside a napkin fold card

>> Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Hi copic lovers...
I am back with another bit of inspiration for you. I have made a napkin fold card and put the scene on the inside...for that something a little different. I hadn't made one of these before, and when I seen one I just had to have a go. Here it is...

Above is a pic of it all folded up..I coloured the butterfly image three times and then cut it out different each time to make the wings layered.

Here it is open with the gorgeous Butterfly Tilda inside...sitting in her garden!

Copics used:

I hope you are all having fun with the create a scene challenge...
I have more pics of this project over at my blog if you want to check them out.

Remember there is a guest DT spot up for grabs so get your entries is a great prize!!

For all your copic supplies go to the mad for markers store, there is soooo many awesome items to purchase.

*Hugz* Ashlee


Mad for Markers - Create a Scene

>> Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Good morning copic lovers it is Bron here today with my DT card.This fortnight we would like to see you create a scene and of course use your copics.
Luckily I have just acquired the Edwin stamp and the Goal background stamp which came in hand for this challenge.

You will see from the next photo that I have cut Edwin out and mounted him to give the impression that he is actually running towards you. The picture as always does not really show it but in real life I believe it is effective.

I have used the following copics on this card:
Shorts - B05,B24, B32 & B37
Top - R59, R46, R27, R35, R14
Hair - E29, E37, E35, E33
Skin - E00, E11, E21, R11, R20
Field - YG67, G02, G05
Hill - YG99, YG95, YG93
Shoes - C9, C7, C5, C3

Dont forget to stop by each day to check out the DT Creations I am sure you will not be dissappointed.

Now for all your copic need be sure to visit Sammi at the Mad for Markers store.


Create a scene...

>> Monday, August 22, 2011

Hi everyone, It's Ashlee here and it's my turn to do the next challenge...
I have chosen Create a scene...use as many images as you can..mask them or cut them out, 
All we ask is if you could use your copic pens on your creation. There is a prize up for grabs and this time it's a guest Dt spot on mad for cool :-)
Here is my inspiration for you...... A Space scene - Fly me to the moon

Copics used:

I can't wait to see what gorgeous scene's you create...
Have fun and Link up your projects for us all to see :-)

Head over to the mad for markers store for all your copic supplies...

Hugz Ashlee


Winners of Our Spica Challenge!!!

>> Sunday, August 21, 2011

Hi Copic Lovers,
Alicia here.  I am so excited to let you know who our winners are this fortnight 
for our Spica Challenge!!!

The winner of our prize - 3 Spica pens is chosen randomly and is....

with her gorgeous space alien card!!
Congratulations Danie.  If you could get in touch with Sammi about your prize!!

Now onto our Top 3.

Our Top 3 are chosen by the DT and our lovely followers.
Everyone has the opportunity to cast one vote on the Saturday after our challenge ends.

This week our Top 3 are:

(My appologies, I couldnt get a clear photo of this card.)

 and Carly

If you could email me and I will email you your Top 3 Blinkie.

Congratulations to all our participants and thank you very much for entering.
We love seeing your entries to the challenges and we love visiting you at your blogs.

Please add some sparkle to your Copic creations with some SPICA pens

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Stay tuned for our next challenge being announced tomorrow,
and until next time, happy colouring : )

Alicia xx


Please Vote for Your Favourite...

>> Saturday, August 20, 2011

Hi Copic Lovers,

I just wanted to pop in and remind you that its voting day today!!!
Everyone can vote once for one of our Top 3 winners in our Sparkling Spica Challenge.  
We will announce winners tomorrow.

Alicia xx


Last days for Spica challenge...

>> Friday, August 19, 2011

Welcome to my first post as a part of the M4M DT :-)

The challenge this fortnight is to use Spica pens on your creation. Spica pens are really useful for adding subtle highlights to your colouring or more intense shine if layered. Even if you miss this challenge I'd recommend adding some to your next order from M4M :-)

On my card I used Turquoise for the grass and eyes, but then did the more intense layering of Clear for the nose and ball. Sorry about the blurriness, I tried to take the photo on an angle to show the Spica glitter more... 

Image from
Copics: B00, G07, G14, G17, E31, E33, E35, R27, YR07
Spica: Clear and Turquoise
All Spica and Copics are available from Mad4Markers online store

If you need more inspiration, some older posts of mine that include Spica pens are Polkadots and Bows, Shiny Spesch Fun and the raindrops, flowers and bird on 4U.


Monster Birthday

>> Thursday, August 18, 2011

Hi Copic fans!!

How has your week been?

I hope you have been colouring up a storm. We have a fab challenge for you at the moment 


We want to see a little (or a lot) of sparkle on your projects this time.

For my card this week I have used this cute Lil Monster and sparkled him up a bit.

Click this image and then click again to zoom right in to really see the sparkle.

Image has been coloured with the following markers

B21, B23, B24 and B26
YG91, YG93, YG95 and YG97
R 22, R24, R27 and R29

Spica Pens Clear and Red

Ok, now you have seen how fabulously sparkly these pens are let's see what you can do with them.

You still have a day or so to get your entry in.
For all your Copic and related supplies head on over to Mad For Markers online store.
Mad For Markers post to Australia and New Zealand and stock a large range of Copic Markers, Blending Card, Masking Paper etc.
You can also check out the store blog and challenge blog for tips, tutorials and inspiration.

Thanks for stopping by today
Michelle :o)


Spica some Ladybugs!

>> Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Hi Peeps. Susan here with my latest creation for the current SPICA Challenge here at the Mad for Markers Challenge blog. You still have a few days to enter your card or creation using some Spica pens for some glittery goodness! Here is my card using the cute digital image Ladybug Flower Tower from Pink Cat Studio. I have used three different Spica pens and you can find a huge range of them in the Mad for Markers online store {here}.
Click on the photos to get a closer look at the glittery spica pens on the flower and the ladybugs.
You can see some shimmery spica on the flower in the next photo.
Copics used:
R24, R27, Y15, Y17, YR68, 0, C5, C3, C1
Spica pens used:
Pitch Black, Orange, Lemon

Card Recipe:
Cardstock: Canson card, X-Press It Blending Card
Paper: Stampin' Up Sunny Garden
Stamps: Pink Cat Studio Ladybug Flower Tower, Hero Arts Pattern Alphabet
Inks: Versafine Black Onyx
Embellishments/Other: Copics, nestabilities, Spica pens (Pitch Black, Lemon, Orange), Flourish With a Bling Black pearls, American Crafts ribbon, Ladybug charm, glossy accents

Don't forget to check out the wonderful creations from the talented M4M Design Team (links in the sidebar!) and remember you MUST use COPIC markers (and SPICA PENS) on your creation to enter our challenge!

You can stop by the Mad for Markers Online Store for all of your Copic markers and X-Press It Blending Card supplies!
Sammi also has a huge range of Spica Pens at a fabulous price!

Mad For Markers [home link]

Thanks for looking... have a great day! I am off to work to teach a class of 5 and 6 year olds.
~ Susan xxox


Sparkle In Different Places

>> Monday, August 15, 2011

Hello Copic Lovers,

Mel B here with you to share a card I have made for the current challenge here at Mad For Markers. The challenge is to use your Spica Pens on your creations. It doesn't matter if you have 10 pens or only 1 spica pen, we would like to just see a bit of "sparkle".

My stamped image today is a bit of an unlikely image to use sparkle on but I wanted to show you that your image doesn't have to be a "pretty" or a "sparkly" image to be able to add a little bit of shine to it.

I love this stamp that I have had for a while. I haven't really known what to do with it and so I thought I would jump out of the comfort zone and give it a go.

I have added some sparkle to my grapes and to the flowers at the bottom of the card. Once again it is sooooo hard to photograph spica pens but I hope you get the general idea.

The design team are coming up with some fantastic creations to show everyone.

You still have plenty of time to get your own creations linked to this challenge blog. If you are a bit light on with your spica pens then why not check out the Mad For Markers store here;

Copics Used;

G82, G85, G94, G99.


W2, W4, W6, W9.

Red Spica, Clear Spica.

Thanks For dropping Bye

Mel B


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