Guest Designers rock the colour challenge

>> Thursday, March 31, 2011

Good morning everyone!!
Well I should be on my way to Melbourne for Paperific now.. so this is a scheduled post!!

I'm excited to reveal to you today our THREE Guest designers for this month!! These ladies have all totally rocked the colour combination challenge and this should give you some great inspiration to join us!!

You can find out more about these ladies over on our main blog HERE! And please click on their names below to go directly to their lovely blogs to see all the details on these AWESOME cards!

image is from The Greeting Farm's Creepin Kit!

image is from Magnolia Stamps

image is from The Greeting Farm

Aren't they all super? We'd love to see your YR, RV and BG creations too.. so please join us in this funky colour challenge! In a fortnights time you will get to see more from our GDTs! :D


To My Friend

>> Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Hello lovely Copic Lover's,

I hope your all doing well and getting lots of Crafting done!
It is time for a New challenge at Mad for Marker's Challenge Blog! This time we have a funky colour combo challenge for you and that challenge is to use Copics from the following colour families:
YR, RV and BG.
Now, that was a challenge for me I tell ya! lol. But, here is my creation.

Below is a close up of the Magnolia image I have coloured.

And here are all the Copic Marker's I used to colour this image!

So I hope I have provided some inspiration for you all today! I can't wait to see what you all come up with for this challenge.
Also for all the Victorian girl's out there, Sammi from Mad 4 Marker's will be at Paperific Expo this Friday, Saturday and Sunday! So if your at the expo pop in and say hello to Sammi and the girl's they would love to meet you and you can pick up a few Copics for your collection with Sammi's awesome prices!!

Thanks for stopping by.

Cassandra xo


YR, RV and BG Colour Challenge

>> Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Hi Copic Lovers,

I have a new post for our new challenge! It's a colour challenge.  
This is going to help us all learn our Copic colours I think!  
For this challenge you have to use the colours YR, RV and BG in your creation.

I coloured in this Magnolia horse.  It started off being for a baby card, but it all got a bit too bright so I have changed it to a 3-year-old b'day card I need instead.  I will have another go at the baby card later!

I used these colours:

YR23, YR61, YR68
BG10, BG15, BG05
RV02, RV04, RV13, RV23

A big congratulations to our winners from the Male and Brown Challenge! Thanks to everyone for taking part.  I can't wait to see what everyone comes up with for this challenge!
Happy Colouring : )
Alicia xx


NEW CHALLENGE :: A Colour combo

>> Monday, March 28, 2011

This time we have a funky colour combo challenge for you.... PLEASE use Copic Colours from the following Colour families: YR, RV and BG

We have great girls joining us this challenge as Guest Designers... so stay tuned for that news and their AWESOME projects!

Also pop back each day to see the lovely DT creations!!

Here is a little card to kickstart some ideas!!

Colours used are:
Skin: Yr000, Yr00, Yr21, RV00
Hair: YR02, 04, 07, E08
Pinks: RV000, RV00, RV55
BlueGreens: BG11, 13, 15, 01, 05

The image is from the Creepin Kit... which some were lucky to pick up last month on a one day special at TGF.. for everyone else who loves the Creepers these will be available April 1!!! Mad for Markers will have stock available for purchase at Paperific!


winner from Colouring Brown male challenge...and some favourites

Good morning .. just a quick post with our random winner of the Male challenge and some without further ado.. the winner as chosen my Mr Random is....

Congratulations Kerri - please email your address to sales at madformarkers dot com dot au

and now for some of the DT favourites...

Congrats ladies... If you would like to display the favourites blinky on your blog then please use the following html:

Now I also want to share with you a card from Annette's daughter Rosanna... who was a little
late getting her blog post done and so missed Mr Linky... She's done a great job blending on the horse don't you think... Check out her blog post HERE

Will be back shortly with the new challenge!! Meanwhile.. here are all the entries from the Colouring brown/ Male card challenge...


A Boys Best Friend

>> Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Hi Copic lovers, today I am showing you a gatefold card I have created using Brown Copics - Male Theme, our current challenge.  You know browns are my favs out of all the Copics, just love these combos.

I have used Sugar Nellie Stamp Ä boys Best Friend and coloured using Copics

E00, E31, E33, E35, E37, E95, E97, E99, E27, E44, E74, E000, E11, Y11, Y23, C1, C5

Hope I have inspired you to enter into our challenge, would love to see your creations.

For all the deets stop by my blog

Thanks for stopping by
Suzanne x


Sheriff Ian Star Shaped Easel Card

>> Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Hi all, Hope you are all well, continuing our challenge to create a Male Creation using some of your brown copics!  Today I have used TGF 'Sheriff Ian' and created this star easel card.   You still have till Saturday to enter this challenge.

The stars have been made using shrink plastic, which was coloured using E47, then used a CM star punch and the SU Crop a dile for the hole in the centre (ish). 
 and the image cut out from the cardstock


Hat E33, R35, R37, R24, R27
Hair - E50, E51, E53, E55, E57
Skin - E00, E11
Clothes - B91, B95, B97, R24, R27, Y35
Boots - E35, E37

Now don't forget Mad for Markers will be at Paperific on 1-3 April - with the full range of Ciao and Sketch markers as well as THE April release of The Greeting Farm stamps including the NEW Creeper kit!

Sammi, some of  the DT and other blogging buddies, will be there, we sure would love you to pop by and say hi!

Finally Don't forget our COLOUR Conference in October deposits need to be in by April 7th.

Guaranteed to be a fun weekend - a chance to colour, learn and be inspired.. and there might be a few goodies up for grabs during the weekend (as well as a chance to SHOP!!)

Happy Crafting!  Take CareX:)


Male Challenge using Brown Copics

>> Monday, March 21, 2011

Hi Everyone
Welcome to another week here at the Mad for Markers Challenge Blog.
I am home from a great weekend of crafting with friends & would love to share a card that I made while I was there. Of course I kept with the Challenge of 'Male Cards using brown copics'.

Copics used:
Skin: E0000, E000, RV00
Pants & Hair: E71, E74, E79
Shirt: B91, B93, E71, E74, E79

Not only does Sammi sell Copics, she now sells stamps.
So please don't forget to stop by the Mad for Markers Online Store for all your copic & stamping needs.

Until next time


Video Boy

>> Thursday, March 17, 2011


I hope you are all well. Better than me atleast I'm hoping.

It is about 10:30pm on Wednesday night here and I am scheduling this post for my Thursday spot on Mad For Markers because I'm thinking I am going to be feeling a whole lot worse tomorrow, I'm aching all over, yucky tummy, it's not good.

So very quickly, here for you today I have my latest card for the current Mad For Markers challenge which is to create a Male card using brown copics.

I have used this terrific image from Mo's Digital Pencil called "Video Boy".

My mojo has definitely deserted me while I am feeling so sick and the result is this very simple card.

I have used the following Copics to colour

Skin - E000, E00, E11
Hair - E25, E27 and E53
Shirt - YG 91, YG93, YG95, YG97
Jeans - E55, E57
Shoes - E25, E27 and E53
Shading - E30 and E50

There are still a few days left to submit your card and I would love to see what you have created.

There is plenty of inspiration from the Design Team over on the Mad For Markers Challenge blog so be sure to scroll and down and have  a good old look through the previous posts.

Some exciting news for you over at the Mad For Markers Store too.

Hop on over there and check out the new range of stamps from "The Greeting Farm" and "La La Land Craft Stamps" that Sammi has in store now.

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 :-)


Skater Boy Card

>> Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Hello Copic Lover's,

I have a Skater Boy card to share with you all today!
I have to admit this is something a little different for me, and I am getting used to making "male" cards now lol. I spose it helps that brown is one of my favourite colour's to play with.

As you all know the current challenge here at Mad for Marker's Challenge Blog is to make "Male Cards" (using brown Copics). There have been some fantastic enties so far, so great work! Without further ado, here is my card.

I have used the following Copics to colour my image:

Skin: E000, 00, 11, 13
Hat/Top: BG000, 10, 11, YR000, 04, 07
Pants/Hair: E41, 43, 44, 47
Shoes/Skateboard: E31, 34, 35
Skatedboard Wheels: W05, 03, 01

I hope my card has provided you all with some inspiration for your "Male Card" Challenge. 
If you live in Victoria, don't forget that Mad for Marker's will be at the Paperific Expo in Melbourne. The Expo starts on Friday 1st April until Sunday 3rd April, and Sammi would love to see you all there so come and say Hello!
And don't forget to visit Mad for Marker's Online Store as Sammi now has La La Land and The Greeting Farm Stamps available instore!! So no excuse now, there are heaps of images to get colouring with your beloved Copics!!
Thanks for stopping by.

Cassandra xo


I love you Cowboy, Thank you for the Ride...

>> Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Hi Copic Lovers,

I have a cowboy card today.
I dont know if you have ever heard of the song 
"Thank the Cowboy for the Ride" by Chris LeDoux?
I like this song.  It kept going around and around in my head while I made this card.  
I think this card would be perfect for a cowboy.  

Unfortunately though I couldn't find that song on utube (sung by Chris). 
 I did find another song by an Aussie Country Music singer.  
You might want to have a listen...head on over to my blog here to hear the song.

The image is from Meljen's Designs and I coloured it with the following colours:

E47, E37, E35, E33, E31
Outline W-1

You still have eleven days left to enter our Brown, Male cards Challenge.
Not many entries at this stage so the chance of winning the stamp prize is looking pretty good!

Thanks for looking at my card.

Alicia xx


Mates on a Monday

>> Monday, March 14, 2011

Good Monday Morning to all our Copic Lovers.

What a full on couple of days it has been. I can see that Mother Nature is still in her bad mood. I know I speak for everyone here at Mad For Markers when I say our hearts go out to all those that have been effected by this latest tragedy in Japan. There is really not much you can say other than we are thinking of you.

So our current challenge is to create a male card using your brown copic markers. We have had some great entries so far. So what are you waiting for!!!!!!! Please make sure you use your Copic Markers on your creation and link your actual post rather than just your blog so we can find your card easily.

Today I have used a Penny Johnson for Stampavie image that I just love. Who can resist a cute boy and his dog!!!!!!!!!!!

I have used lots of brown markers on this card. I have also added some raw cardboard and some cardboard that I coloured with walnut granules. These are my new love at the moment. They are so fun to use.

Copics Used;
E00, E02, E25, E27, E29, E35, E37, E39, E71, E77, E79.
B91, B93, B95, B97, B99.
C3, C6, C8.

Every day there will be a new inspiration on the blog so make sure you keep checking back to see what the Design Team have come up with for you.

Also make sure you check out the Mad For Markers store. We have started carrying some stamps and what fabulous stamps they are. La La Land Stamps and The Greeting Farm Stamps are now available in store here

Have fun colouring with your brown markers.

Mel B


Inspiration Friday!

>> Friday, March 11, 2011

Hi there, Emma here with your Friday Inspiration! I have to say that male cards are NOT my strong point, I think it has to do with the lack of flowers and bling....hehe! BuT I am happy with how this card turned out! 

I have kind of become addicted to this hair color combo over the last few months, so I have used my brown copics for my hair as well as for his pants!

Copic Colors Used:
Hair - E79, E37, E35, E31
Eyes - B00, B02
Shirt - C3, C1
Pants - E44, E43, E42, E41
Shoes - E79, E37, E35
Tie - B00, B02

Hope you are inspired to get out those brown Copics and get coloring. Hope everyone has a Great weekend!


Sumpins Up

>> Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Hi Suzanne here, so glad you could drop by hope you are having a great week so far. Have you checked out the challenge this month, create a Male Card and use your Brown Copics.  Easy.

I chose to show you a Joy Fold Card today using a gorgeous image from Mo Manning, I just love her images, this one is called Sumpins Up, just the cutest.

I didn't use many Copics on this one didn't need to, but here are the ones I did use

Skin - E0000, E000, E00, R20
Clothes - E04, E08, E09

I am very partial to the brown copics and I guess my next fav would be the R's and RV's.

For all the deets check out my blog.

Thanks for stopping by.


Dinosaur Bag with Shrink Plastic Stars

>> Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Hi all continuing our Male Creation using some of your brown copics!  I have used Oliver and made a Dinosaur Bag for Morgan's Dinosaurs, now I should have sort the dinosaurs out before I made the bag lol!  As they seem to have grown!  So you could say it is a sleeping bag as a few heads will be popping out!

I have stamped the image onto the calico then coloured in with copics, for the writing, I wrote the outline with the mulitliner 0.3 then coloured in using various colours of brown copics, then stitched it up with my sewing machine.

The stars have been made using shrink plastic, which was coloured using E35, then used a star punch and Crop a dile for the holes in the centre (ish).  Then used my heat gun to shrink them.


B21, 24, 91, 95
C1, 2, 7
E000, 00, 13, 25, 31, 33, 35, 37, 47, 50, 99
W00, 1, 3
YG63 and 0

Sammi at the Mad for Markers Store now has the full selection of Sketch and ciaos in stock, as well as TGF stamps and various Xpress It products.  Don't forget we will be at Paperific in Melbourne in a few weeks, we would love you to stop by and introduce yourselves.

We the DT are looking forward to seeing your male creations.

Happy Crafting, take careX:)


Male Challenge

>> Monday, March 7, 2011

Hi Everyone,
Welcome to another week here at the Mad for Markers Challenge Blog.
We are continuing on this week with the 'Male Card using Brown Copics' Challenge.
Here is my creation:

Copics Used:
E31, E71, YG63, B95

Don't forget stop by the Mad for Markers Online Store for all your copic needs & also the new stamps which Sammi now has in stock.
Have a great week.
Until next time


A Little More Raunchy than Ranchy

>> Thursday, March 3, 2011

Hi there Copic fans

How's your week going?

I am having a fabulous week. My "baby" turned 5 on Monday and yesterday I spent my third day in the land of grown ups (my new job) and loved it!! I'm sure the novelty will wear off soon enough but really it is just so much fun and the pay check I got last week,well that just feels like a bonus.

But today, I have something a little bit naughty for you....................

The new challenge over at Mad For Markers is asking for MALE CARDS using BROWN COPICS.

Well, I just had to use "Cheyenne" from Kenny K as I can use every single brown copic I have on her.

Oh boy, this image really is more raunchy than it is ranchy hey! But she sure is fun to colour!

I have used the following Copics:

Skin- E000, E00, E11 & R20 for blush
Lips & Tattoo - R22
Hair - E25, E29 & E53
Hat, Gloves & Boots - E55, E57 & E59
Clothes (what little there is, lol) - E33, E35, E37 &E39
Rope - E30&E31

I'm really loving this new challenge at Mad For Markers this month, as the browns are my second most favourite colours to use (of course pink will always be my most favourite :-D). Also too I always need a little extra push to make those Male cards so it's just perfect for me.

So come on, break out those browns and join in the fun. I can't wait to see what you create!!

Some exciting news for you over at the Mad For Markers Store too.
Hop on over there and check out the new range of stamps from "The Greeting Farm" that Sammi has in store now.Watch this space too for "La La Land Crafts Stamps" coming soon.

I've already put a decent sized hole in my brand new pay check, lol.

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 :-)


Hanglar Birthday wishes

Hello Copic lovers.
Tracey here for another Thursday post.
Now we are all not very good at boy cards - if you are then
you are a star. Even with two boys I can't seem to
get it right. There is always something missing. LOL.

Good thing you only love me for my colouring ability hahahaha.
Here is a Hanglar card for your inspiration.

Copics used:
Skin: E000, 51, 02, 21
Block: W9, 7, 5, 3
Overalls:E53, 55, 57, 59
shirt: G20, 21, 24, 26 (my own of G24 & G28 together)
Hat: W5, 3, 1 blender, G20, 21, 26,
Hair/shoes: E29, 39, 35, 31.
Ground: E41, 43, 44
sky: BG1000, 100, blender, C1


Male Card-Using Brown Copics

>> Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Hello Copic Lover's,
I hope your all having a Great week so far!
For those of you who don't know, Mad for Marker's has a new Challenge. The new challenge is to create "Male Cards Using Brown Copics" on your projects! I am thrilled with this Challenge as I know us scrapping girl's out there tend to forget the boys lol.
Here is my card...

I have used Kaisercraft "Post Card" patterned papers for this card. I have been waiting to use this collection for ages lol. It seemed to suit my Magnolia Edwin stamp perfectly. 

 Above is a close up of Edwin.

Did you know that Mad for Marker's is now selling stamps?? They sure are! Sammi has "The Greeting Farm Stamps" now in stock, so head over to Mad for Marker's HERE to check them out! Also there will be a prize for this challenge, and that prize is a "The Greeting Farm Edward Stamp"!
I hope my card has provided some inspiration for you all for our new challenge. I can't wait to see what you all come up with :o)

Thanks for stopping by.

Cassandra xoxo


Male Card Using Brown

>> Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Hi Copic Lovers,
We are onto a new challenge for the month ~ make a male card and use the colour brown.
This was very useful for me because I have had to be making lots of male cards lately.
I picked this ferret image from Meljen's awhile ago now.  

I coloured it with:
Browns: E47, E37, E35, E33, E31 (my fave brown colour combo)
and a couple of Greens: YG23, G21
and BG10 for the outline.

Have you seen the yummy stamps Sammi now has in stock at Mad for Markers?
I have already been shopping and got some new "The Greeting Farm" first set ever so I am a bit excited!! Hop on over here to check them out.

I cant wait to see the great male, brown cards we will get this month.
Link up your cards to be in the running for a gorgeous stamp prize!!

Alicia xx


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