A Very Happy Birthday

>> Friday, April 29, 2011

It's the last day of the April challenge and I know what you are thinking? Who's this imposter popping and sharing their creation?

I have always been part of the DT but unofficially stopped creating for Sammi while I sold my business The Stamp Spot. Well that is well and truly over so I am back! And sneaking in for the last day of the RV, BG, YR challenge! Thank you Sammi for letting me come back!

I've got Winter Marci from La-La Land saying Happy Birthday!


The copics I have used here are:


Coat: BG18, BG15, BG13, BG10
T-Shirt: YR02, YR01
Shoes & Hat: RV04, RV02, RV00
Hair: E97, E53, E50 (my fave blonde combo!)

I know time is running out to join in with the April challenge, but you have to give it a go if you haven't already. It's a great combo.

Thanks for stopping by, looking forward to sharing more of my work!

x Marcia


A few days left

>> Thursday, April 28, 2011


Gosh, here it is Thursday already, these school holidays and long weekends really play havoc with my sense of time. We just had a five day weekend and now we are heading towards another three day weekend! Hey I'm not complaining, lol!

Being a Thursday it means it is my day to create and share a card with you for the current Mad For Markers challenge. This months challenge has been to use Copics in the YR, RV and BG colour families.

For my card I have used a Kenny K image "Download Diva"

This colour combo for this months challenge has been tricky for me. I have to be honest and say it is a bit out of my comfort zone. I don't actually own any BG's yet so I tried to get a bit creative and use a couple of different colours on her jeans to try to achieve a blue green colour.

The following Copics were used:

Skin - E000, E00, E11 and R20
Hair -E29, E27, E25 and E53
Eyes - B93 and Y11
Shirt  and Shoes - RV91,RV93. RV95, RV99, YR61, YR65, YR68, N1 and N3
Jeans - YG91, YG95 and B91

There are only a couple of days left for the current challenge to run but you still have time to link up your card to share with us.

Have a great day!!

Michelle :-)


Colour Challenge - YR, RV and BG

>> Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Good morning Copic Lovers,

Its is my turn to share a card for our current Copic Colour Challenge.
This card I was asked to make for a little girl who lives on the Gold Coast.  She is turning five and loves beachy things...so I used my Magnolia Mermaid.  This is my first time at ever colouring this image...even though I have had it for ages and ages!  I added heaps of glitter because little girls like glitter! Here is a picture taken in the sun to try and show you all the glitter.

I used the following Copic makers:

Skin: E21, E00, R20
Hair: YR20, YR61, YR23, YR68, YR16
Pinks: RV06, RV04, RV02
Blues: BG23, BG10, BG000

By the way...have you seen this??  Sammi is preparing a very special magazine and is looking for  Submissions.  She is looking for creations using Copics .. from beginners to advanced colourers!

This first issue she is particularly looking for:
- creations using Copic coloured digi images
- pictures of your Copic storage solutions
- Scrapbooking projects incorporating Copics.

Please email your submissions to sales@madformarkers.com.au

* Please only send NEW creations that have not been published online or in print .. and that you will not publish in either until after Copicendium is released.
* Please be prepared to send through instructions, a product list and most importantly the Copic colour codes you used in your project (on acceptance).
* Please also be prepared to send your project to us (with a self addressed envelope should you want it returned to you)!

There is limited room set aside in Copicendium for stamp companies wishing to purchase some advertising... please contact Sammi at Sales@madformarkers.com.au if you are interested/ would like more information!

How exciting!! I of course cant wait to get my hands on a copy! What a terrific idea!!

Hop on over to my blog here to enter my candy.

Happy colouring,

Alicia xx


A Day Of Rememberance

>> Monday, April 25, 2011

Good morning all Copic Lovers.

Before I do the regular Monday Morning post I just wanted to take the time to remember what today is all about. It seems this year Anzac Day has been a little forgotten because of all the hype from being so close to Easter but it should be remembered for what it is,. A day where we all can be thankful for what we have. For living in a free country where we can have our say and walk the streets knowing that there is little conflict around our immediate selves.

They went with songs to the battle, they were young.

Straight of limb, true of eyes, steady and aglow.

They were staunch to the end against odds uncounted.

They fell with their faces to the foe.

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old.

Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.

At the going down of the sun and in the morning,

We will remember them.

Lest We Forget.....................................

So now onto our daily post. The current challenge here on the blog is to use Copic Markers from the colour families YR, RV and BG. Sounds pretty easy, but there are sooooo many combinations you can choose to use, your options are pretty endless..........

I chose a CC Designs stamp that I haven't used before. I am trying to get out all my stamps that haven't been inked yet and use them before I indulge in some more.......... That's the plan anyway..........

I added some Flourish with a bling and some pearls to create the underwater scene I was looking for.

Copic Used:

BG10, BG11, BG13.

RV91, RV93, RV95.

YR12, YR16, YR20, YR23, YR30.

E13, E15, E17, E18, E50.

I used some X-press Blending card which you can get from the shop here; http://www.madformarkers.com.au/catalog/

These cards are great because once folded they are 4"x6" in size and you can stamp straight onto the card.

Make sure you check back here each day for some great inspiration from the Design Team.

Also check out all the goings on over on the blog here; http://www.madformarkers.blogspot.com/

There is so much going on at the moment including a DT call and some exciting things happening with the blog.

Thanks for Dropping Bye

Mel B


A new Baby Girl!

>> Friday, April 22, 2011

OK so there is one week left of our current challenge, which is to use your BG, YR and RV markers! So if you haven't had a chance to enter you had better get a wriggle on...hehe! There are so many different colors you can use from these color families!

Some very good friends of ours have just had a baby girl and this is the card I made for them! I just love this Whiff of Joy stamp, it is sooo adorable and just the sweetest image of a Mother with her baby!

Copic Colors Used:
Blanket - RV13, RV10, RV00
Dress - YR20, YR21, YR31, Y11, C1, C00
Hair - E21, E25, E27, E29
Skin - E11, E00, E000, R20
Background - BG01, BG000, 0

My card has been colored using Copic Markers and Xpress It Blending Card, all of which are available over in the Mad For Markers store, along with plenty of other things to get your creativity flowing!


Happy Easter

>> Thursday, April 21, 2011

Morning all. Tracey here today to show you another card using the colours from the challenge - YR, BG & RV. It is truly amazing how many colours you use for one image. I used a total of 30 different colours on this card. Phew.....!!!!! Should have taken a photo as I put them aside so I can write down the numbers.

This image is from Teddy Bo digital stamps. They have a lot of sensationally cute digital stamps - all of them Teddies. Yay....!!! So cute. Hope you get some inspiration.

Copics used:
Hat/beanie: BG10, 11, 23, 72, 75, 78
Sky: BG0000, 000
Grass: G21, 24, 26
Fur: E41, 43, 44
E31, 33, 35, 39
Carrot: YR18, 14, 12, - YG63, 67, 23
Rabbit Suit: W5, 3, 1, blender - RV42, 13, 14



Girls Just Wanna Have FUN!

>> Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Hi all, continuing our colour challenge this month, using the Colour Families: YR, RV and BG.    

Today I have used Fleur Anya, coloured of course with my copics lol!  The dollie has been airbrushed (thanks Sammi), I have coloured the flowers using copics (but only the centre of the peach flower)

A side view to capture the spica colours dotted to the centre of the flowers and in her hair


Skin - E000, E00, E11, R20
Hair - E31, E33, E35, E37, Spica Gold
Dress - R81, R83, R85
Flowers - BG10, BG11, BG13, YR00, YR02, YR04, Spicas Orange and Turquoise

Paper Flowers - BG10, BG11, BG13, YR02, YR04
Dollie - RV06

Don't forget our COLOUR Conference in October full details here.

Also Sammi is now stocking LaLa Land Stamps and The Greeting Farm Images as well as all your Copic requirements.

We are also having a DT call, so if you fancy having fun colouring with us girls check here for full details.

Thank you for visiting, happy crafting, take careX:)


RV, YR & BG Challenge

>> Monday, April 18, 2011

Hi Everyone
Welcome to another week here at the Mad for Markers Challenge Blog.
This week we are continuing on with the RV, YR & BG Challenge.
I must admit that I was a little hesitant at first, but am now loving this challenge. It has made me 'think outside the square' & step outside the safety of the colours I love using.

Anyway, here is my creation for this week, I hope you like it:

Copics Used:
Skin: E0000, E000, RV00
Hair: E71, E74, E70
Hat & Shirt: RV32, RV34, YR00, YR02, YR04
Pants: BG04, BG07, BG09 & 0
Shoes: N0, N02, N04
Flourish: YR04 & spritzed with '0'
Star washer: BG09

Stamp Used: 'Leslie' - The Greeting Farm Creeper Crew Collection 1

Don't forget to stop over at the Mad for Markers Online Store for all your copic needs.
Sammi also stocks other lines, so it is definitely worth a look (you will be surprised).

Until next time


Guest Designers rock that RV, YR and BG challenge again!!

>> Friday, April 15, 2011

Good afternoon! I am so sorry about the lateness of the post!

Well we have some more wonderful creations from our April DT girls to show you today! They have all done a fabulous job again and I'm proud to have had them all design for Mad for Markers this month! THANKS Honor, Dana and Ashlee! ... I will be sending you all a Hair and Skin colouring book to give away as candy on your blogs! :D So make sure you check their blogs everyone!! :)

Here are their creations for the YR, RV & BG colour challenge!!

Thanks everyone and look forward to seeing MORE creations using those three colour families!!


PS. the Hair and Skin colouring book is now available in store! :D


Happy Day - Amelia

>> Thursday, April 14, 2011

Hi blogging Buddies how are you?

Today I have a card to share with you that I created for the current challenge here at Mad For Markers which is to use Copics from the following colour families on your creation

YR, RV and BG

For my card I have one of my newly aquired stamps from the Oliver and Amelia set "Happy Day" available over at Mad For Markers

Colours used for this image are

Skin - E00, E000, E11 & R20
Hair - Y21, Y23, Y26 & Y28
Clothes - RV91, RV93,RV95, YR61, YR65 and YR 68

These images are so much fun to colour I still have a couple I haven't inked up yet that I'm sure you will be seeing soon. Sadly though, I wasn't overly happy with this card in the end. You know how it goes, it just doesn't go right from the start but you keep perservering when really you probably should of just scrapped it and started again...............oh well. 

I do like the backround paper that I created though. I started off with a piece of whisper white cardstock and used a babywipe and Pumpkin pie ink and just kept sponging it till I got this effect.

Head on over to the Mad For Markers challenge blog to check out the current challenge and for some fabulous inspiration from the Design Team.
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 :-)


Happy Birthday

>> Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Hello Copic Lover's,

It's Wednesday and time for me to share another card designed for Mad for Marker's current challenge. The current challenge is to use Copics from our Funky colour combo of
YR, RV and BG!

Below is a close up of Tilda. 

This photo below shows all the gorgeous Copic Marker's I used to colour this image!

I hope you will all have a go at this fun challenge! It is great to keep trying new colours and techniques with your Copics, they never get boring EVER!! lol.
Thanks for stopping by.

Cassandra xo


Curly Roses

Hi, Suzanne here, it's my day to show what I have created using my Copic Markers.

So today I thought I would do something a little different, no cards, or altered items, or boxes or anything like that.

I have created some of my very own roses and coloured using my Copic Markers.  I call these roses Curly Roses and they are my very own design.

Copics used to colour my roses are

RV32, RV34, BV13, BV17, E74, E77, G914 and G99.

If you want to know more head on over to my blog

If you need more Copics head on over to Sammi's store at Mad For Markers., but Sammi doesn't only have Copics, you will be very surprised what you find there.

Have a great rest of the week.

Suzanne x


Colour Challenge

>> Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Hi Copic Lovers,

I took the opportunity to colour one of the "Miss Anya Hats Off" Stamps for my card today.  Sammi has these gorgeous stamps available in her store.  I think they are perfect for little girl cards and teenage girl cards.

The Copics I used are:

 Hair: E47, E37, E35, E31
Skin: YR00, E51
Blues: BG05, BG01, BG10
Pinks: RV06, RV04, RV02
Oranges: YR07, YR16, YR31

You still have 17 days left to enter our current colour challenge.
Why not have a go...it is fun!!

Alicia xx


Happy Monday to All

>> Monday, April 11, 2011

Hello to all our Copic lovers, I hope you have all had a great Monday. I had every intention of having this inspirational post up for you this morning but alas this went wrong and I haven't had a chance until now so I apologise that it is so late.

Now onto our current challenge. This months challenge is to use the combinations of YR, RV and BG markers on your creations. I didn't find this too hard although I did realise I don't have too many in the YR department and think I will need to rectify that problem very soon!!!!!!!

Today I have created a three fold card, not sure what the technical name for the style of card is but that is what I am going to call it.

I have used a CC Designs stamp that I have only just purchased and I really enjoyed colouring her in.

I have teamed her up with a tree which I made using an embossing folder and also a fence which I traced and hand cut. Both the tree and the fence are made from hand made paper.

The colouring of the photos isn't great but you get the idea.

Copics Used;

BG72, 75, 78.

RV32, 34, 91, 93, 95.

YR20, 23, 31.


E33, 35, 49, 59.

R00,35, 37, 39.

C2, 5, 6, 7, 10.

YG63, 67, 93, 97.

W3, 5, 7, 9.

I have heard that Sammi and some of the other DT had a fabulous time at Paperific and have come home with some great ideas for the challenges as well as the store. You will have to make sure you keep checking the blog and the store here to see what all the fuss is about; http://www.madformarkers.com.au/catalog/

You also still have plenty of time to get your creations in for the current challenge, just remember to follow the guidelines of the challenge and use Copic Markers.

Mel B


It's time to get Creepy!

>> Friday, April 8, 2011

Happy Friday Copic Lovers!

So this months challenge we have a color challenge for you, we want you to get creative and use your RV, BG & YR Copics.

There are sooo many different Variations you can use with these colors. I actually had fun choosing which ones to use...hehe! I just LOVE 'Syren' the newest Creeper from The Greeting Farm, she has this Sassy and Sultry look about her, which I love!

Copic Colors Used:
Hair - RV13, RV14, RV17, RV19
Skin - E11, E00, E000, R20
Tail - BG34, BG32, BG45, BG11, YR23, YR21, YR20, YR31
Background - E47, E44, E42, BG11, BG10, 0

My Card was colored using Copic Markers and Xpress It Blending Card, all of which are available over at Mad For Markers from the lovely Sammi! As well as the Gorgeous 'Syren' who is the newest Creeper from 'The Greeting Farm'.

So hope everyone has a nice weekend planned, we have a very busy one with Karate, and more karate as well as football and a birthday party!

So have a great Weekend and hope you get some time to color!


Sneak Peek for Spesch

>> Thursday, April 7, 2011

Over at Spesch Stamps tomorrow we are releasing some new
designs and I thought I would give you a sneak peek.
This little cutie is called 'Dena'.
Ain't she the cutest little chibi ever..!!!
Well I am biased but here she is in all her glory for our release and
for the current challenge to use BG, RV & YR.

Copics used:
Skin: E0000, 000, 00, 21
Shorts/hat: RV25, 29, 95, 99
Top: BG72, 75, 78, RV25, 29
Hair: YR21, 20, 12
Shoes: RV25, 29
Shading/shadow: W3, W1, blender, BG0000



Double Slider Card

>> Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Hi, thanks for stopping in.  Have you checked out our current challenge yet. This month's challenge is to use YR, RV and BG Copics.

Today I am showing you my double slider card which I have used the colours for our challenge.

Copics used

Skin - E000, E00, E11
Hair - E35, E37, E39
Girls dress - RV000, RV02, RV04
Boy's top'- BG10, BG15, BG49
Shoes - C3, C5, C7
Swing - E70, E71, W3

For the rest of the deets hope on over to my blog.

Can't wait to see your fab creations.

Suzanne x



>> Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Hi all, for our Mad for Markers Challenge this month we would love you to use Copic Colours from the following Colour Families YR, RV and BG, I have used the cute Marci from LaLa Land Crafts now available at the Mad for Markers Store along with The Greeting Farm Images.

Took me forever to find the right papers wanted blue green colours, just didn't have any lol!


Skin - E000, E00, E11
Hair - E31, E33, E35, E37
Panda - RV0000, RV00, RV02
Clothes etc - BG10, BG11, BG13, C, RV21, RV23, YR00, YR02 and 0

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

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!!)

We had a FANTASTIC time at Paperific, have put some photos up over on my blog

Thank you for visiting, happy crafting, take careX:) 


Challenge - YR, RV & BG

>> Monday, April 4, 2011

Hi Everyone,
Welcome to another week here at the Mad for Markers Challenge Blog.

Sounds like Sammi & the team from Mad for Markers had a great weekend at Paperific this past weekend. Lets hope that they all have a great trip home & keep safe.

Keeping in with the current challenge of YR, RV & BG, I have created this card for you.

Copics Used:
Envelope: E25, E29, o, RV25, Rv29, 0
Shirt: YR02, YR04, YR07
Hair: E71, E74, E79, Co9pic Opaque White
Skin: E0000, E000, R20
Grass: YG11,Y13, YG17, YG45, YG63, YG67
Water: BG11, BG13, B91, 0
Background Cardstock: Reinkers YG63, BG000, Spritz with 0

I hope that you will join us in this current challenge.

Don't forget to stop by at the Mad for Markers Online Store for all you copic needs & the new stamps which have arrived in store recently.

Until next time


>> Friday, April 1, 2011


Wow, I know, I'm a little surprised too!!

I actually managed to make a card this week!!

Don't get me wrong, I am absolutely loving my new job, and I know it is only one day a week (soon to be two) but it has really thrown my crafting time in to chaos. That and the fact that my Mojo seems to have taken an  extended vacation and I'm just finding that there is not much creativity happen here at the moment. Let's hope that changes soon hey!

But on to my card for today......................

Mad For Markers has a new challenge running - We want to see the copic colours from the YR, RV and BG colour families.

Now, I don't have any markers in the BG family (YET, lol) so I opted to go for the RV colours.

I have used Anya from the Hats off Anya set available at Mad For Markers.

Copics used

Skin - E00, E000, E11 and R20
Hair - Y21, Y23, Y26 and Y28
Hat, shoes and clothes - RV91, RV93, RV95 and RV99
Shading - N0, N1 and N3

Head on over to the Mad For Markers challenge blog for some fabulous inspiration.
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 :-)


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