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 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 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.


Christmas Snowmen!

>> Friday, November 19, 2010

Hi there copic lovers, Emma here and I have to tell you that I am loving these non tradional chrissy cards! They look amazing. Today I have used my TGF Snowmen. I have had them for a while now, but have never inked them up so this was there chance to come out and shine! I just love how this card has turned out!

Copic Colors Used:
R20, R01, R000, BG75, BG72, BG10, BG000, W1, W00

Hope everyone has a fantastic Friday and gets lots of time to create over the weekend! Have a Great one!



>> Thursday, November 18, 2010

Morning everyone.
Hope we are having a wonderful week so far.
Mine has been an extremely lazy one, but managed to get
this card done. The DP is Cosmo Cricket Mitten Weather
that the gorgeous Sammi gifted to me.

Copics used:
Skin: E000, E00, E21
Clothes/shoes: V000, V01, V93
Greys: W1, W3, W5, W7
Other: Lavender Spica pen

Hope you get some Christmas inspiration from me.

Enjoy your weekend.


House Mouse Christmas

>> Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Wednesday is here, my day. Suzanne here as I said on my last post I am so excited to be on this DT and that hasn't changed. The current challenge is Christmas, but you have to use Untraditional colours. I have chosen to use purples.

Copics used are
Mice - E31, E33, E35, R0000, R000, R00
Ribbon - BV00, BV02, BV13
Spool - E70, E71, E74
Cheese - E0000, E000, Y000

You can purchase all your Copics at Mad For Markers store, Sammi has the best prices, check it out you won't be sorry.

If you want more details on my DT project pop on over to my blog.


Purple Fairy Holly Gift Box

>> Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Hi all,

Welcome to our new Mad for Markers Challenge to Copic Colour an Untraditional Christmas Colour Creation!  Now try saying that aloud LOL!

Well Christmas wouldn't be Christmas in our house without a little bit of purple lol!  So I have used my favourate image from Mo Manning 'Fairy Holly' and decorated a gift box for Christmas.  Now I don't usually use a lot of glitter but the sun has not shone much over here and I think I got a little too carried away.  

Around the edge I have used my Tim Holtz on the edge snow flurries on glitter card then added a couple of glittered snowflakes (from my stash) with rhinestone brads coloured with V17.  Then added purple rhinestones for a snow falling effect. 

A side view to try and show the sparkly cardstock, spica pens used in hair, lips, snow globe and dress

The ribbon around the box

Just a reminder Sammi over at the Mad for Markers Store can cater for all your copic requirements, as well as markers, there are various sticky tapes, Xpress Blend It Paper, masking paper etc. and new to the store Flourish with bling embellishments.  Posting to New Zealand and Australia. .  Also check here each day for more wonderful inspiration from our new DT.  We so look forward to visiting your space in blog land to see your wonderful creations.


E00, E50, E51, E53, R20, V12, V15, V17, Y26 and 0.  Spica Pens, Clear (00), Lavender (01), Gold (11) and Blossom (14)
Thank you so much for visiting, happy crafting, Take Care, AnnetteX:)


Christmas Card using Non-Traditional Colours

>> Monday, November 15, 2010

Hi Everyone!
It is Melissa here for my first official post as a Mad 4 Markers DT Member.

The new challenge is 'Christmas Cards using Non-Traditional Colours'.
I can't believe that Christmas is almost here & I must admit that I haven't even started preparing yet. This is my first Christmas card for this year and I have chosen Blue & White for my inspiration.

Copics Used:
Hat: B23, B24, B26
Hippo: C1, C3
Dress & Bow: B12, B14
Joy & Ribbon: B26

Don't forget to pop over to the Mad 4 Markers store for all your copic needs.

Be sure to come back tomorrow for more DT inspiration.
Until then, Happy Colouring


Time for a New Challenge - Christmas Cards with a twist!

>> Sunday, November 14, 2010

We had fantastic entries in our last challenge, 'Anything But a Card'! You guys sure are creative!

But we can only have one winner and it is Honor! Congratulations, You definitely rocked this challenge! Our runners up were Dephine and Arabella.

We said we'd give out 2 prizes this month but we decided to give all of the top three a prize.. so please email your addresses and we'll send you a Copic Swatch book!

Please feel free to display the badge on your blogs..

Thanks so much for all the gorgeous entries, now onto our new challenge

This month at Mad For Markers we want you to get working on those christmas cards, but we have a twist for you, we want...........

Christmas cards using Non Tradional colors!

So get creating, We are looking forward to seeing what you come up with!

pop back during the week to see inspiration from the Design Team :D


Candy Bon-Bon

>> Friday, November 12, 2010

Hello everyone!!
Linda here with my very first M4M blog post :)

I don't very often make 'off the page' items - But I saw this bon bon in the Christmas Edition of the Magnolia Ink Magazine, and I can do this!!! So here is my inspiration for the current challenge of Anything but a Card.

It was really very quick to make as well. Just used a sheet of green bazzill cardstock, covered with Basic Grey christmas paper - add a few embellishments and fill with some lollies, and there you have a cute little gift :)

The copics I used to colour this cute Whimsy Stamp image are :
R24, R29

Thanks for stopping by



Acrylic Post It Note Stand

>> Thursday, November 11, 2010

Hi there Copic fans!!

Michelle here with my first Mad For Markers Thursday post.  Yippee!!
Now seeing as how I am on a count down to the end of the school year (only 22 more school days to go) I am madly trying to get all my teachers gifts and cards made in time. Between my three boys I have over a dozen to gift sets to make! So the current Mad For Markers challenge - Anything But A Card is just perfect for me.

Today I am sharing my Acrylic Post It Note Stand.

These are just so super easy to make. All you need is one of those cheap Acrylic photo stands and your half way done!
The image and sentiment are from the Stampin Up! set "For Father" which is retired now I believe.

Here's a list of the Copic colours I have used:

Apples - R22, R24, R27, R29, Y13, B91 and B93
Crate - E53, E25 and E29
Crate Label - R29, Y13, B91, B93, E25, E53, Y21, Y26, YR61 and YG 93
Hat - B91, B93 and B97
Gloves - YG 91 and YG93
Shading - N1

Have a look at all the inspirational creations that have been linked up to this months - Anything But A Card challenge over on the side bar. The talent out there in blog land just amazes me! You still have time to get your project linked up.

Come back again tomorrow for some more inspiration from the Design Team.

Thanks for stopping by
Michelle :-)


Tilda Explosion Box

>> Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Hi everyone, it's Cassandra and this is my first official post as a new member of the Mad for Marker's Design Team!
As you would all know by now the current M4M Challenge is to create "Anything But A Card". I love this challenge, as I love creating Off The Page projects. Creating OTP gives you a whole new freedom and ability to create! So today I would like to share my very first ever attempt at a Explosion Box.
M4M Nov 10
The above picture is of the box closed, and below is a picture of what the box looks like when the lid is lifted off.
M4M Nov 10-2
I have used my Copic Sketch Markers to colour the gorgeous stamped image of Tilda in. Below is a close up of Tilda.
M4M Nov 10-3
Copics Used
Hair & Shoes: E25,35,41
Skin: E000,00,11,13,W03,R20
Dress & Flower: R00,81,83,85,G82,94
Socks & Dress frill: W0,01,03
and Blender Pen ofcourse
You've still got a couple of days to enter the Mad for Marker's "Anything But A Card" challenge so get those fun filled Copics out and have some fun creating!
Thanks for stopping by.

Cassandra xo


Magical Fairy Wands

>> Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Hi Copic Lovers,

It's Alicia here...and this is my first official post as a Mad for Marker's DT member!
I have something a bit cute to share today...some magical fairy wands.
I was shopping in one of my local cheap shops and found a pack of two plain fairy wands for only $3 and I thought they would be great as little stocking fillers for my neices Charlotte (5), and Molly (2). I decided to make one pink because that is Charlotte's favourite colour and the other one purple because Molly doesn't have a favourite colour yet, that I am aware of, but purple is my sister's favourite colour. (I think my sister would be secretly pleased if one of her girls loved the colour purple because she was a big purple fan when we were kids.) I painted them with Acrylic Craft Paint and then a top coat of Glitter Paint for added sparkle. I cut out two silver circles with nesties and coloured in these cute little Maggies in the following Copic colours:

Skin: E21, E11, E00, R20
Hair: Y11, E11, Y08, E33, Sand Spica
Pinks: R37, RV06, RV04, Blossom Spica
Purples: V17, V15, V04, Lavender Spica

My how I am loving those Spica pens!! They give a bit of glitz without bulging the paper like Kindy Glitz can sometimes do. Check out Sammi's store to buy some for yourself...but I will warn you...treat yourself to the whole set...because once you own a few of these Spicas you will quickly want the whole collection!!!

I added some crystal beads and silver Christmas decoration...not sure what you call it, but I found that in the cheap shop as well.

Don't forget you still have some time left to enter the "Anything but a Card Challenge" here at Mad for Markers...if you see some fairy wands in your travels you may like to have a go at decorating some yourself! Upload them in the sidebar and share your creations.

Thanks for reading,

Alicia xx


A Little Bit Of Choo Choo Fun

>> Monday, November 8, 2010

Goodmoring Copic Lovers

Mel B here with a little bit of Monday Inspiration. This is my first post for the challenge Blog so before we begin I just wanted to say how excited I am to be on the Design Team for M4M with some very talented ladies. I am sure I will be kept busy but what better way to be able to create than with my passion, Copic Markers.

Now down to Business. Today I wanted to show you what I have created for our current challenge "Anything But A Card" I found this Cute MDF train which has been sitting on my shelf for waaaayyyy to long and thought it was time I did something with it. I decided it will be going in my second sons bedroom who is only 15 months old so I wanted to use some soft coloured papers and found these old but beautiful Crate Paper "Cowboy Collection" papers. I have used a Mo's digital image "I Love It" which fit in with the theme of the train. I have also used my Copic Markers to colour the numbers and the rhinestones in. There are more details on my blog for you to have a look at. The link is in the side bar.

While you are here on the blog why not check out what some of the other DT have created. Also make sure you check out all the other entries for the current challenge. There are some great ones coming in. There is still a few days to get your own challenge linked so why not give it a go. It can be anything you like just not a card. Make sure you also use your Copic Markers on your creation.

If you think your Copic collection is a bit low or you are like me and just can't resist adding to it then check out The Mad For Markers Store or The Stamp Spot for all your other stamping needs. Both links are in the side bar.

Thanks for Dropping Bye.

Mel B

Copics Used
Hair; E31, E33, E35, E37, E47.
Skin; E00, YR00.
Clothes; B93, B95, B97.
Train; YR00, YR02, W5.

Digital Image; "I Love It" From Mo's Digital Images.
Train; A2Z MDF Train Clock.


Blog hop winners

>> Sunday, November 7, 2010

THANKS to everyone who joined us on our first ever blog hop! It was great fun and we were thrilled at the number of people who hopped along... We might have to organise another blog hop soon.. and maybe next time we'll get you to join in the creating!! :D

well it's time to announce some winners...

The winner of the prize pack.. chosen by is
.... #10 - Doreen

and the following were chosen as random little prizes along the way... Your prize is a Spica pen of your colour choice...

from Marcia's blog - comment #20 - Kelly
from Linda's blog - comment #37 - Ashlee
from Cassie's blog - comment #12 - Vicmbee

Please email me your addresses and choices to
sales (at) madformarkers (dot) com (dot) au


A Bookmark for Brody!

>> Friday, November 5, 2010

Hey there Copic Lovers, it's Emma here for your Friday inspiration and our current challenge is 'Anything But a Card'.  Now last time I made a bookmark for my Daughter Ella, well my son Brody saw this and of course, you guessed it, he wanted one...hehe! So now I have a bookmark for Brody to share with you!

I just love this Creeper Jack from The Greeting Farm. Boys images are so hard to find and Creeper Jack is just perfect for that Pre teen, which Brody is and of course for teenage boys! So anyway I made this for Brody and he was just wrapped! These bookmarks are such a great little pressie!

Copic Colors Used:
Hair - E79, E39, E35, E31
T-shirt - R59, R37, R35, YG17, YG13, YG11
Jeans - C5, C3, C1
Shoes - R37, R35, R59, C3, C1
My card uses Copics and X Press It blending Card

So if you haven't already entered our challenge you still have time, so get coloring and get your entry in!


Box with the lot

>> Thursday, November 4, 2010

Good morning Copic lovers.
Hope we are all enjoying the wonderful challenges we have
had for you all here at Mad for Markers. We have all certainly loved
showing you all the things that you can make other than cards.
Today I would like to show you a box I altered and put a gorgeous
TGF stamp on coloured with Copics (of course).

This box started out as a pepper grinder box. I just covered in DP
and attached a coloured image to it. Simple - right...!!!!

Copics used:
Hair: RV19, RV17, RV14
Skin: E000, E00, E21
Dress: C10, C9, C7, C5, BG10, BG11, BG23, BG13
Boots: C10, C7, C5.

That's all for today. Hope you got some inspiration from my creation.

mwah Trace xoxo


Altered CD

>> Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Suzanne here happy Wednesday everyone, we are halfway through the week woohoo.  This is my very first post as a DT on Mad For Markers Monthly Challenges, I am just sooooo excited to be on this team, thanks Sammi for choosing me.

It's my turn today to show you my DT project for the current challenge which is Anything But A Card and I have chosen to alter a CD.

Copics I have used are
Hair - E31, Y11, Y15, Y38
Skin - E000, E00, E11, R20 (this is one of my fav skin colour combos)
Showes - Y21, Y23, Y26
Dress - B00, B21, B23, B24
Blouse - B0000, B000, B00
Flower - G20, G21, Y000, Y08, Y11
and C1 for shading.

Why not pop over to Mad For Markers store and check out Sammi's fab pricing, honestly it's the best place to be buying your Copics. Sammi also now has Flourishes with a Bling, just perfect to airbrush.

You can check out more details for my project here.

Suzanne x


Tilda Christmas Icing Decoration

>> Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Hi everyone, Annette here today, what a FANTASTIC blog hop, didn't the girls do an AMAZING job!  It sure sounds like you all had fun hopping round to, now its your turn to enter our Anything but a card Challenge, so we can come visit you! 

Thought I would make another Christmas Icing Decoration, (I made some last year with the idea from the 1st Magnolia Ink Magazine), they really do keep, I have two purples ones still hanging up.  Think they make beautiful gifts.  I have used Tilda unwrapped and of course coloured her using my copics.  The ribbon says Merry Christmas, I did try adding bows, charms etc but decided to keep it simple.

 Spica has been added to her hair, ribbon in her hair and red wrapping paper. 


0, C00, C1, BV11, BV13, E000, E00, E02, E11, E35, E50, E51, E53, R24, R27, Spica Pens Lavender, Gold & Red

Just a reminder Sammi over at the Mad for Markers Store can cater for all your copic requirements, as well as markers, there are various sticky tapes, Xpress Blend It Paper, masking paper etc. and new to the store Flourish with bling embellishments.  Posting to New Zealand and Australia. . 

Don't forget to pop by each day for more wonderful inspiration from the DT here at the new challenge blog.  We so look forward to visiting your space in blog land to see your wonderful creations. 

Thanks for visiting, happy crafting, take careX:)


Welcome to Mad for Markers Monthly Challenge blog

>> Monday, November 1, 2010

Yes... it is OPEN! Our new challenge blog!!

You should have come here via our Mad for Markers blog hop and that means you have probably arrived here from Sammi's blog. If not why not hop back to our Mad for Markers store blog and start at the beginning! :D

We are Celebrating the new Team and launching this challenge blog with some candy...

1.make sure you comment on all the DT blogs along the hop (there will be a couple of random little prizes drawn from DT blogs along the way).
2. Sign up as a follower here on this blog!
3. leave your name in Mr Linky below :D (you have until Sunday morning - Sydney time)
*NB. If you do not have a blog of your own - just enter our blog address in the linky system - but make sure you include your email just in case you win!!*

Our current challenge carries over from the previous blog and in case you are unsure it is to make anything but a card .. perhaps a home decor item! You can link up your entries in the sidebar >

Scroll down to Get to know a bit about our Design Team ...


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