Happy New Years Eve!!!!

>> Friday, December 31, 2010

Hi There, Emma here with some inspiration for our current challenge, 'Anything goes'. I hope that everyone has had a lovely Christmas and is ready to celebrate New Year Eve's tonight! This a card I made for a Party that my son went to a couple of months ago. I really struggle with boys cards, must be the lack of bling and bows and flowers....hehe!

Copic Colors Used:
Hair - E35, E37, E39, BG18, BG15, BG23, BG11
Jeans - B99, B97, B95, B93
Shoes - E44, E43, E41, E40
Top - Coo, C1

Well I hope that where ever you are tonight that you have a Fantastic night celebrating and that the New Year will bring you all that you hope for! Take it Easy and I'll see you next year!


Just for you

>> Thursday, December 30, 2010

Hope you are all having a wonderful holiday. Some of you are probably
back at work or looking after those kiddies at home.
Hope you all are having a relaxing time at least. Nearly the end
of the year - wow - has that gone quick.

Just thought I would show you a Winter card I made with this
gorgeous stamp by Whiff of Joy.
Copics used:
B000, B000, B00, B02, R85, R83, R81, C01, C03, W1, W3, Blender,
BV20, BV23, BV25.


Serviette Rings

>> Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Hi Copic Lovers, Suzanne here, so it must be Wednesday, hope you are having a great week and have had a wonderful Christmas.

Today I am showing you some Serviette Rings I have created using Tilda and Edwin, hope you like them.

Copics used for Tilda:
Dress - R81, R83, R85 (one of my fav combos)
Hair - E13, E17, E18, E19
 Skin - E000, E00, E11, R20 (another favourite combo)
C1 for shading
For Edwin:
Shirt - YG91, YG93, YG 95
Pants - Y32, Y35, Y38
Skin same as Tilda

More details on my blog
Why not pop on over to Sammi's store, MAD FOR MARKERS, great prices, great service, you won't be disappointed.

Til next time


Anything Goes - Card

>> Monday, December 27, 2010

Hi Everyone
I hope that you all had a Very Merry Christmas.

Here is a card that I made just before Christmas & thought I would share it with you today.

Copics Used:
Skin: E0000, E000, R20, Copic Opaque White
Hair: E71, E74
Clothes: R81, R83, BG0000, BG000
Flowers: R81. R83

This is my last post for 2010. I wish everyone a Happy New Year, keep safe.

Happy Colouring


Make A Wish

>> Thursday, December 23, 2010

Hi Everyone

How's your sanity holding up??? I hope you are not all getting too stressed out in the final run to Christmas Day. It's all very exciting though isn't it, I just love Christmas.

You know what is even more exciting though??? It's my Dad's birthday, 74 today!! Love you Dad!!

And guess what............he is coming home from the rehab centre tomorrow (well that's the plan) 10 weeks after he had his stroke. I can't tell you how thrilled we all are!! I just wish I could be there to spend Christmas Day with them but that's life.

Well, enough of my waffling on, it's time for me to share my card with you for the current Mad For Markers challenge - Anything Goes.

Now just to clarify, no this isn't my Dad's birthday card ,lol!

I did managed to get his card off to him in time this year! What a terrible time to have a birthday I reckon, must have been a real bummer when he was a kid.

I have used one of Mo's gorgeous images and the following Copics to colour

Skin - E000, E00, E11 and R20
Clothes - R81, R83, R85 and C1
Hair - E25, E29 and E53
Grass - YG91
I have also used a flourish (Jessie, White) from Flourish with a Bling that you can get from Sammi at the Mad For Markers store.

At first I left the flourish white but it just didn't seem right so I coloured it with my YG91 (except for when I picked up the wrong marker and coloured one leaf with YG93 and then tried to fix it, Oh no! don't look too close lol).

These flourishes are just fantastic. They are self adhesive and come in a range of colours. You can use the whole flourish on your project or cut them to suit as I did with my card. Very versatile!
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

Michelle :-)


Christmas Gift Box

>> Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Hello Copic fan’s!

I hope your all ready for the jolly fat man in the big red suit! I love Christmas but, it is always a relieve when it is over lol.
Anyway today is Wednesday and I’d love to share my latest Copic creation with you all. Remember the Mad for Marker’s challenge is “Anything Goe’s”, which I have to admit is always my favourite lol. I have to say I absolutely love my Copic creation today. It started out as a Kris Kringle gift for someone at work, but when I finished it I decided it was so darn cute that I had to keep it for myself lol. Here it is:

Isn’t Santa Edwin just gorgeous sitting on his big comfy chair?? Too cute!

I have used Copic’s to colour in the images ofcourse, but I also used them on the large Gardenia flower too. I didn’t have a red flower that would match the papers or red Copic’s I used. So I used the same Copic’s from Santa Edwin’s suit on the centre of the flower and now it matches perfectly.

 I hope my Copic creation has provided some creative inspiration for you all. Remember Mad for Marker’s online store has all your Copic need’s covered at fantastic prices! Best wishes for a safe and happy Merry Christmas, and finger’s crossed Santa brings you a gift voucher from Mad for Marker’s :o)
Thanks for visiting and if you want more info on this project visit my blog HERE.

Cassandra xo


>> Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Goodmorning Copic Lovers,

This morning I have two little cards to share with you that I made quickly a few nights ago.  My auntie requested some birthday cards for girls so I quickly got to work and came up with these very simple ones.  The DP is Prima packaging, which I just love and I added some flowers, ribbons, lace and a simple sentiment.  I coloured in the fairy with Copics (of course)

Pinks: RV13, RV23, RV02
Skin: E21, E00
Hair: E33, E31, YR31

The second card I used a chipboard stem and Prima flowers to make a simple flower.  I coloured the chipboard in with a green copic marker (G14) and then inked the edges with Vintage Photo ink.  I inked the edges of the flower too so it has a distressed look as well.

Sometimes simple cards are nice...in fact I find myself steering more and more to making simple cards....hope you dont mind!

Thanks for popping by the Mad for Markers Blog.  I can see there are some gorgeous entries in the "Anything Goes" challenge...a perfect challenge for this time of year.

Good luck with your Christmas preparations!  If you havent picked out a pressie for yourself yet, why not head over to Sammi's store and spoil yourself!

Alicia xx


Cute Little Tags

>> Monday, December 20, 2010

Hello to all our Copic Lovers in Cyber land..............

WOW, what a hectic time of year it is....... I can't believe by this time next week the big man will already have been, there will be plenty of new toys already banned because of the noise and things will be getting back to normal....... well for some of us anyway. I will be gearing up for my oldest to turn 4..... Where has the time gone???????????

This will be my last post for this year.... What a great time I have had so far ont he Mad for Markers DT.... I can't wait to see what next year brings all of us...... So onto todays inspiration

I have made a couple of cute little tags that were really quick and easy to make. I teamed them up with a tree cut with a Nellie Snellen die and some cute little snowflake buttons and they are ready to go on a present for someone.

Make sure you check out this months challenge of "Anything goes" It is all up to your imagination. You can make anything you like as long as you have used your Copic Markers of course! Have a look at some of the other DT ideas if youa re stuck. There are some great entries coming in.

Copics Used:

R35, R37, G05, G07, C3, C5, C7, C10, E00, E01, R01
Image; Free Digital Image.

R35, R37, R20, E11, E13, E15, E17, E18. Clear and Red Spica.
Image; Free Digital Image.

I would like to wish everyone a happy and enjoyable Christmas and a safe and relaxing New Year.

See you in 2011.

Mel B


>> Friday, December 17, 2010

Happy Mad for Markers Friday, can you believe that it's Friday already! Time sure does go quicker these days! My kids finish school for the year today and they don't go back until the 4th of Feb, they can't wait for christmas!

Anyway our challenge at the moment is Anything Goes, as we know how busy everyone is at the moment! So here is the card that I made for my son Brody for his birthday last month. His favourite color is green, so that is always where I start when making his card.

Copic Colors Used:

Hair- E37, E57, E35, E33, o
Shirt - YG01, YG0000, YG13
Jeans - C10, C8, C5, C3, 0
Tie - C5, C3, C1
Skin - E11, E00, E000,
Background - W1, W3, 0

My card is made using Xpress It Blending card and Copics, which can all be purchased from the lovely Sammi here at Mad for Markers.


Anything goes with Tilda

>> Thursday, December 16, 2010

Good morning everyone. It is Tracey today showing you the gorgeous Tilda in all her glory. I must admit I did colour up this stamp a few weeks back waiting for this challenge but only just used the sketch over at Friday Sketchers to create the card. It took me a while to find the DP to go with the colours on this. Unfortunately the bluey-grey of these BV markers do not match a lot but I found the perfect one from Kaisercraft.

I have used the 352gsm card with this card and OMG I am so in love with this card. If you haven't already preordered your card you 'need' to do it now. It is perfect card to use Copics with - it really does blend better than the thinner card. If you use Papertrey ink card than you will love this (hint hint Alleena). LOL.

Anyway a list of colours are at the bottom.

Markers used:
Skin: E000, 00, 21, 02
Hair: YR20, 21, E08
Dress/shoes: BV20, 23, 25, 29, R12, 14, 17
Shading: B0000, B000; G1, blender


Hanging Heart

>> Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Hi Suzanne here, so that means it must be Wednesday.  Hope you are having a great week so far, not long till the weekend now.

As our challenge is Anything Goes I decided on a Hanging Heart, the Budgie stamp is designed by Jayne Mayhew, it is gorgeous, but I am a huge bird lover.

Coloured the bird using Copics B93, B95, B97, Y35, C7 E00 and for the branch E71 and E74.

If you want to see the whole project ( this is just a snippet) pop on over to my blog.

See you next time.


Christmas Corner Bookmark

>> Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Hi all, where did this year go lol!  Welcome to our new challenge 'anything goes', I am still in the non traditional Christmas colours (or it could be my looove of purple lol) and I would like to share another bookmark I have made, I have changed the angle of the image to show the cute gingerbread men ribbon.


B24, BV01, BV02, C00, C01, E000, E00, E25, E35, E50, E51, E53, G05, R20, R22, R24, R27, R29, Y15, R07, Spicas Silver, Pink, Lavender, Gold.

Wishing you and your families a fantastic Christmas with lots of fun and laughter.  Take Care AnnetteX:)


Anything Goes - Note Book

>> Monday, December 13, 2010

Hi Everyone,
Welcome to a new week here at the Mad for Markers Challenge Blog.
This week I am sharing with you a Notebook that I made a few months ago.

Copics Used:
Skin: E000, E00, RV21
Hair: E31, E33, E35, 0
Dress & Ribbon: R81, R83, R85, R89, Clear Spica
Bunny: B00, B02, B05, C1

Don't forget to pop over to the Mad for Markers Store for your Copic Christmas Gifts.

This is my last post until after Christmas. I would like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas. Travel Safely.

Happy Colouring


Anything Goes

>> Sunday, December 12, 2010

Good evening!! Hope you have all had a GREAT weekend!

Well.. It's time for a NEW CHALLENGE here ... but firstly THANKS to all who entered our last challenge... there were some GORGEOUS non-traditional Christmas coloured cards!!

The NEW challenge is ANYTHING GOES... so this is a pretty easy one for a busy time of year!
We can't wait to see your entries this month!!

This month we will have a prize again but it will be a Surprise! :D


Loads of Holiday Cheer

>> Thursday, December 9, 2010

Hi there Copic fans!!

Thursday again (already!) and it's my turn to share a card with you.

Continuing on with our current challenge to create a Christmas card using Copics to colour in untraditional colours I have created this card using the Loads of Love set from Stampin' Up!.

Image is coloured with the following Copics

B91, B93, B97, C1, C3, C5, C7, C9

There are a whole lot of fabulous cards already linked up to our challenge and there is still time for you to link up your card. I look forward to seeing your creation.

Thanks for stopping by today.

Michelle :-)


Angel Pink

>> Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Hello Copic fans,
Continuing with our current challenge "Non Traditional Christmas Colour's", I have decorated a Christmas card in my favourite colour....Pink!! I looooovvveee pink so much, I even had a pink wedding dress :o) Anyway here is my card.
I have used one of my new Christmas 2010 Magnolia images on my pink card, and white looking christmas trees are from a white branch I purchased from Spotlight and just pulled the tips off. I love it, as it looks like it is totally snow covered. Very cute.

Here is a close up of the Magnolia image. See the pic below to find out which Copic Marker's I have used to colour my cute image.

There is still some time to enter our "Non Traditional Christmas Colours" challenge, so get creating. And don't forget to stop by Mad for Marker's online store to purchase yourself a Copic Christmas pressie hehe!

Till next time happy colouring.


>> Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Hi Copic Lovers,

I have a set of Christmas cards to share today...I used these gorgeous digi images by SJ's Little Musings...they are called Italic Angels and I chose the non-traditional colours Orange and Blue. I don't think we see this colour combo very often on Chrissie cards Lol!

I have taken individual photos of the cards so you can get a closer look...

I used the following Copic Markers:

Blues: B02, B12, B00, BG01
Oranges: YR02, YR16, YR68
Browns for Hair:E47, E37, E35, E31
Skin: E21, E00, R20
Halo: Y28
Outline: BG10

Head on over to Sammi's store at M4M and sign up for the Copic Classes, or have a browse through her beautiful products...you won't be disappointed.

Thanks for stopping by,

Alicia xx


A Bit Of Pink

>> Monday, December 6, 2010

Hello my crafty friends......

Another week rolls around and we are another week closer to Christmas. I think I am starting to panic, I have just realised how close it really is...... I think I lost a week there somewhere....

Anyway I have another creation to show you today. In keeping with our current challenge which is to use non traditional colours on a Christmas card I have made a card with pink and olive green. I am just in love with my olive green combo at the moment and I am teaming it up with just about every other colour going.

I chose pink this time so I could use some old Christmas papers I had which I think are actually from last years collection. I have added a small amount of gold paper in the background and tied it all up with a big pink bow. I coloured the image using the feathering technique which I don't do very often, but I love the effect it gives to this gorgeous little girl.

I hope you like my creation as much as I do. Make sure you check out some of the other Design Teams creations while you are here and why not pop over to The Stamp Spot where you will find some gorgeous products.

You still have a few days to get your creations into this current challenge so why not give it a go.

Digital Image; Mo's Christmas Fairy Holly

Copics Used;
Dress: YG91, YG93, YG95, YG97, R81, R83, R85, R89.
Hair; E33, E35, E37, E47.
Skin; E00, E01.
Snowglobe; W1, W3, B0000, Clear Spica.

Thanks For dropping Bye.

Mel B


>> Friday, December 3, 2010

Happy Friday Copic lovers, Emma here for your Friday Inspiratation! Today I have used Edwin, from my Magnolia kit, he hasn't seen Ink before so I thought I should show him a little love...hehe! Hope you like him!

Copic Colors Used:
Hair - E79, E37, E35, E31
Jumper - BG18, BG72, BG10, 0
Pants - W9, W7, W5
Socks - BG23, BG10, 0
Present - E44, E43, E41, R59, E55, E57

Hope everyone has a lovely weekend!


Alternative Christmas card

>> Thursday, December 2, 2010

Good morning Copic lovers. It is "I" Tracey here bringing you
a very alternative Christmas card indeed.
Now some of you know that I am an 'artist' - I do drawings
like the one on front of the card below. Up until I had kids I would
do one of these drawings for my MIL for her birthday/Christmas
but didn't have time after the kids came along.
Of course at that stage I didn't have Copic markers either.
If you check out my blog I have a pic of one of the drawings
using textas. Eeeeekkk...!!! Thank
heavens for Copic markers. So here is the Christmas card
using non traditional season colours. This was done on the
Neenah 352gsm card.

Here is the inside. As you can see the colour does not show through with
this thick card and it is excellent when you blend you colours.

Copics used:
Black Multiliner 0.5mm, BV29, BV25, BV23, BV20.

Enjoy your day.


Christmas Non Traditional Colours

>> Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Good morning all, hope you are having a great week. Suzanne here to show you my lastest DT project.  Today I am showing my Vintage Santa which of course is coloured with Copics, don't you just love your Copics, I know I sure do.

This is what I am showing you today, hope you like it.

Copics used
Hat - R24, R27, R29
Skin - E000, E00, E11, R20, R22
Beard - C1
Holly - YG93, YG95

How about heading on over to Sammi's store, I assure you you won't be disappointed, the best prices around.

If you want some more detail on my card please head on over to my blog.

Suzanne x


Side Step Card Christmas Card

>> Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Hi all

Continuing our 'non traditional Copic Colouring Christmas Creation Challenge I decided to have my first attempt at a side step card and have used the cute TGF snowmen, I sprayed the whole card with Dazzling Diamonds Glimmer mist and it warped it a little but is sure does sparkle lol!


B21, B24, B26, BG10, C00, C1, R20, R24, R29,YG41, Spicas, Lavender, Gold, Red, Blossom and Clear

Love all the amazing entries we have so far and gorgeous creations from the DT to.

Thanks for visiting, happy crafting, take careX:)


Christmas - Non-traditional Colours

>> Monday, November 29, 2010

Hi Everyone,
Welcome to another week at the Mad for Markers Challenge Blog.
This week we will be continuing on with the Challenge 'Christmas cards using Non-Traditional Colours'.
Typically not the colours I am comfortable with, however I must admit that I had fun creating the card below:

Copics Used:
Dress, Hat & Stockings: BG05, BG07, BG09, C1
Skin: E000, E00, RV21
Hair: E74, E79
Other: Opaque White, Clear Spica

Thanks for joining us & please don't forget to pop over to the Mad for Markers Store for all your copic needs.

Until next time,
Happy Colouring


Colour Me Untraditional

>> Thursday, November 25, 2010

Hi Copic fans!!

Thursday again that means it's my turn to inspire you to reach for your Copics and create yourself something fabulous.

The current challenge here on the Mad For Markers Challenge Blog is to create a Christmas Card - using copics to colour with non-traditional Christmas colours.

I am so excited to see all the fabulous cards already submitted. You guys are amazing!! If you haven't  checked them out yet you should, and there is still plenty of time for you to get your markers out and join in the fun.

For my card this week I have gone with one of Kenny K's fantastic images "Mistletoe"

The basic colour combo I have used is Brown, Blue an Green (there's a bit of orange in there too :-D ).

I've used a my Peach Spica Pen to add a little shimmer to the trim of her jacket and boots. Here's a photo to hopefully show it up a bit better.

Copics I have used for this image are:

Skin - E000, E00, E11 and R20
Hair - Y26, Y21, C1 and C3
Clothes and Boots - B91, B93, B97, (E53, E25 and Peach Spica Pen for trim)
Holly - B93, Y13 and R46

I also used E29 to colour the clear rhinestones for the corners.

I look forward to see your non traditionally coloured Christmas card!!

Thanks for stopping by



M4M Colourful Christmas

>> Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Hi Scrapper's!
Hope your week is going well so far and that your all getting lots of scrapping done including a card for our "Non Traditional Christmas Colours" Challenge :o) Below is a card I made for this challenge.
M4M-Nov 16
I have used a Magnolia stamp (my favourite stamps lol) and some very cute colourful papers from Cosmo Cricket. I made the snowflakes too, so head over to my blog if you want more detail on those HERE.
M4M-Nov 16 Close Up
I have tried to use some blue/green and pink Copics to match the pinks and blues on the paper. All the marker's I have used on this image can been seen in the pic below.
M4M-Nov 16 Copics
I hope this card provides some inspiration for your own "Non Traditional Christmas Colour" cards. And I think this challenge is a great way to help us finish off those few extra christmas cards we need for the holiday season.
Remember to head over to Mad for Marker's online store for all your Copic requirements. I know I have been getting alot of refills lately lol. I do love my Copic's lol, yes I am a addict :o)
Thanks for visiting and take care xo


>> Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Hi Copic Lovers,

Its Alicia here.  
This morning I have another Christmas card in untraditional colours.
I am actually making some head way with my Chrissie cards...but havent started my main bulk lot yet...I like all of them to be exactly the same.  These ones will be perfect to send out to the schools I have been teaching at this term.  Anyway onto the details about my card...

I coloured in another Cute LOTV Christmas bear...I have really fallen in love with these bears.  because of my DP (very, very old and was the last little bit of it) is all cool silvers and blues I didnt want to colour the bear brown so I opted for greys.  I actually love colouring with greys.  They blend so nicely together.

The colours I used are:
Greys: C-1, C-3, C-5, C-7
Blues for hat: BG09, BG05, B00
Star and ground: B60, BV23
Outline: BG10
Kindy Glitz

I cut the snowflakes out on my Cricut and covered them with Kindy Glitz as well.  I added silver, white, blue gingham and white mesh ribbons.  The base card is Next to Navy and Whisper White.  I kept the design pretty simple.

Have you entered the Mad for Markers Christmas Card challenge yet?  See what you can pull out from your stash to come up with something in untraditional colours...it is quite interesting and fun!  Link up your creations here so we can all come around and visit you.

Pop on over to Sammi's M4M store to add to your Copic collection or begin your collection...you won't be disappointed you did.  Copic markers are so beautiful to colour with.  They just glide onto the paper and leave such vibrant colours on your card.

Thanks for stopping by,
Alicia xx


Waiting For Santa

>> Monday, November 22, 2010

Morning all Copic Lovers.

Today I have a very sweet girl to share with you all. We are continuing with our challenge this month of making a Christmas card with non traditional colours. I have gone waaaayyyy out of left feild and used orange and olive green.
I believe there is no reason why you can't make any colours into Christmas colours. I have also used some really basic papers to match my colour scheme rather than using Chrsitmas papers.
The stamp I have used is a gorgeous Penny Johnson stamp called Sweet Dreams.
I have found a little wreath which I have added some holly to and some hanging baubles.
I also added a beautiful Chrstmas Tree from Scrap Matts.
Nightdress; YG91, YG93, YG95, YG99.
Stars; B12.
Moon; Y11.
Candle; YR0000, YR00, Gold Spica.
Skin; E00. E01.
Sash; YR14, YR16.
Hair; E35, E37, E47.
Make sure you checvk out my blog for some more photos. Also check the other Design Team members for some great inspiration for this wonderful challenge.
Mel B.


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