Red hair!!

>> Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Hi everyone,
I hope all is well and you are all getting lots of time to craft!!
I am here with my red hair creation, I have used a greeting farm image out of the creepin kit.

Copic colours used:
Hair - E09,E08,E15
Tops - B32,B34,B91,B93,B95,B97,B99
Trousers - E95,E97,E95
Guitar - C1,C3,C5,C7
Skin - E000,E01,E11  

I hope you have enjoyed my inspiration for the challenge, Give it a go and join in this fun challenge,
we would love to see what you come up with!!
All your copic blending paper and supplies are available over at the mad for markers store.

hugz ashlee


Red Hair Challenge

>> Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Good morning copic lovers it is Bron here today with my card for the current red hair challenge.

I realised when I sat down to make my card that I really never do red hair so after sitting down for 20 minutes reading every ones suggestions and pouring the net I came up with a combination of two highly recommended combinations. I have used E19, E18, E17, R08 & R02. I have to admit that the hair in real life is no where near as bright as the photo has picked it up. If I had more time to get a better light I would have waited and redone the photo but alas time was not on my side. Having said that though it is still quite a vibrant red!

Copic Colours used:
Hair - E19, E18, E17, R08 & R02
Dress - R85, R83, R81
Boots - B97, B95, B93
Skin - E00, E11, E21, R20, R11

I can not wait to see what you all come up with and hopefully I will pick up some new combinations that I can try.

Have a great day everyone. until next time xoxo


Red Hair Challenge

>> Monday, June 27, 2011

Good morning everyone. It is Monday and that means it is time for a new challenge. It is Tracey and I am host for this new challenge. Did we all enjoy the Brown Hair challenge....??? Hope so as this fortnight we have another hair challenge.

Red Hair

There really are a lot of red hair combinations that you could use. I like to try and stick to the natural 'Strawberry blond' colours but I am sure if you are so inclined you could go for more red red colours. The possibilities are limitless. Try YR02, 04, 07 or E95, 97, 99. On this image I used E11, YR14, E08 but if you wanted to make it a bit darker I would have used E39 or E29. Have fun most of all.

Can't wait to see what you create.

Copics used:
Hair: E11, YR14, E08
Skin: E000, E00, E21, E11
Jeans/shoes: C5, 7, 9
Top: C7, 9, 5, Gooo, 02, 05, 17
Armbands: Y02, 35, 28, C1, blender


Winner of Colouring brown hair challenge

>> Sunday, June 26, 2011

Good morning!! Today I'm just popping on quickly to let you know the winner (a chosen by for our colouring brown hair challenge...
The winner is... #24 - Sharron with this gorgeous card. Please email sammi to claim your prize.

Some challenge news/ updates.....

We will be announcing our top 3/ DT favourites on the Main Mad for Markers blog each Wednesday!!! So check in then!!


the new challenge will be going live tomorrow morning so pop back then! :D

Here are the challenge entries :D


Brown Hair Colouring-in Practice

>> Saturday, June 25, 2011

Hi Copic Lovers,

What a great response we had to our brown hair challenge!
So many delicious entries to hop on through!
Thanks to everyone who entered.

I was having a little practice with my brown hair colouring and I coloured in this cute little image.
She is not on a card yet...will have to find some yummy papers to suit!

These are the Copics I used:

Browns: E47, E37, E35, E33
Blues: B24, B97, B45
Reds: R27, R46, R59
Skin: E21, E51, R20
Outline: C-1

If you missed out on entering our challenge this fortnight, stay tuned for our next one!
More fun coming up soon!

Happy colouring,

Alicia xx


Some Brown Hair Tutorial Links

>> Friday, June 24, 2011

Hey all, Marcia here. It's finally Friday, did this week just zoom by? Sure felt like it here.

I'm still having some grief with my shoulder and have been fighting a chest infection - I haven't picked up a Copic in over a week, which is woeful. So I have nothing of mine to share today.

Next best thing .... here are some tutorials I have found online, which I think are easy to follow and showcase many different ways to colour. The last link is a bonus link, it's the one I like for Copic colour combos for all kinds of hair colours. (just click on the images, you will be taken straight there!)



Download Diva

>> Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Hi there Copic fans!!

I'm here today to let you know that there are still a couple of days remaining for the current Mad For Markers challenge.

It's a popular one this fortnight, seems everyone enjoys colouring hair.

We want to see your brown hair creations so come on over and link them up.

For my card today I have used one of my favourite Kenny K images "Download Diva". These little beauties are just so much fun to colour.

Copics used to colour this image

Skin - E000, E00, E11 and R20
Hair - E25, E27, E29 and E53
Clothes - R22, R24, R26, E30, E33, E35, B91, B93 and Y11

As I said, there are only a few days left of this challenge but time enough for you to get your entry in.
Head on over to the Mad For Markers Challenge blog and check out the Design Teams ispiring makes and the entrie so far.
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 :-)


Sweet Dreams Marci...with Brown Hair!

Hi All. Here is my latest creation for the current BROWN HAIR Challenge. You still have plenty of time to enter so get your copics out and start colouring!

Copics Used:
Hair: E21, E23, E25, E27, E29
Skin: YR000, YR00, RV21
Nightie: Feathering technique using Y00 and RV00
Slippers: RV00, Rv02
Bear: E31, E35, E47
Ground: C1, C3, C5, C7
Cardstock edged in RV02
Card Recipe:
Cardstock: Bazzill card, X-Press It Blending Card
Paper: My Mind's Eye Quite Contrary Summer Papers
Stamps: La La Land Crafts Sweet Dreams Marci
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black
Embellishments/Other: Copics, white grosgrain ribbon, Fancy pink thread, Kaisercraft pearls, Prima flowers, Teddy button, Spica pens (blossom and Pink)
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!

Have a great day!
~ Susan xxox


Brown Hair Challenge

>> Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Hi Copic Lovers,

I am excited to share this card with you today.  I made this is as a special order for a friend to give to her boyfriend for his 30th Birthday.  I coloured the man in the image with brown hair and I also gave the dog brown fur as well.  I distressed it all and "roughed it up" as much as I could.  Carl has a green ute in real life and a dog so this Kenny K image was perfect.

This card used a lot of Copics...
Browns: E47, E37, E35, E33
Skin: E11, E00
Reds: R29, R59, RV29
Greens: YG11, YG06, YG23
Blues: B12, BG000, B95, B24
Greys: C-0, C-1, C-3, C-5, C-7
Black 100

Do you know about the awesome prize for this challenge?
A couple of brown Copic Markers to add to your collection.
Why not join in?

Happy Colouring,
Alicia xx


Some More Brown Fun

>> Monday, June 20, 2011

Hi Copic Lovers

I hope you are loving the current challenge here on Mad For Markers.

This one is a really easy one so there are no excuses why anyone couldn't join in. Colour Brown Hair. It's that easy. All you have to do is make sure you use your Copic Markers on your creation.

Today I wanted to show you a magnolia image that I have coloured. I have also coloured in a background, I don't colour backgrounds that often so it was a little out of the ordinary for me but I had a lot of fun colouring it.

Once I had finished the card I realised the two images didn't really go with each other that well but that is ok, I don't mind.

Copics Used:

E07, E08, E23, E25, E27, E29, E50, E51, E74, E77, E79.

R0000, R35, R37, R39, R83, R85, R89.

B0000, B00.

W00, W0, W1, W3.

YR20, YR23, YR30, YR31.

BV23, BV25, BV29.

V91, V93, V95, V99.

Make sure you check back each day for some great inspiration from the design team.

Also check out the shop here;

You can get all your brown markers to finish this great challenge and even a couple of stamps to colour in.

Have Fun Colouring

Mel B


Summer fun..

>> Sunday, June 19, 2011

Happy Saturday everyone!  Sorry this is a little late but I ended up with a migraine last night and didn't get to finish my card.   I love the bright colors of this card (sorry it's blurry...darn camera) and of course the little cutie has brown hair (make sure you check out the current challenge).  I always tend to color my girls with brown hair so this one was pretty easy for me :)

Anyway, hope you all are having fantastic weather!!


Ahoy me Mateys!

>> Friday, June 17, 2011

How is everyone enjoying the Brown Hair Challenge.....Pretty easy huh! Just pick your favourite Brown hair combo and go with it!

I have to say that the cards that have already been entered are Fabulous!

Ok so I have used The Greeting Farms Oliver, from the 'Ahoy' Stamp set. Isn't he just Adorable! I haven't had a chance to use him yet, but I am loving him on this card! Such a little Sweetie!

Copic Markers Used:
Hair - E29, E25, E23, E21
Hat - W7, R59, R29, R27, R24
Shirt - B99, B97, B95, C3, C1
Skin - E11, E00, E000, R20
Background - B0000, B00, 0

Now if you want the chance to win 2 Brown Copic Markers then make sure to get your entry, as this weeks Challenge winner will get to choose 2 brown Copic Markers! How exciting is that!

Now for all your Copic needs, as well as your TGF stamps make sure to pop over to the Mad For Markers Store!


It is a brown kind of day

>> Thursday, June 16, 2011

Good morning my sweets Copic Lovers.
Tracey here to show you some brown hair samples.
This would have to be my favourite Brown Hair combo.

Enjoy the inspiration.
Copics used:
Skin: E000, 11, 04
Hair: E29, 39, 35, 31
Flower: Y0000, 26, YR14, YR00, 12, 18
Dress: R20, 22, 14, G21 (complimentary color), Y11, 15, 26, YR14
Background: ABS with B91, Grass: G24


brown hair challenge

>> Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Hi copic friends,

Our challenge this fortnight is to colour brown hair...I have used an image from some odd girl which I purchased from Sammi over at the mad for markers store. These some odd girl stamps are so sweet and come with a matching sentiment, how cool's that!!

The brown combo I have used is... E49,E47 and E44
Cant wait to see what combo you use on your challenge entries!!
You can purchase all your copic suplies from the mad for markers may want to check out the some odd girl stamps while your there, they are just adorable.

Till next time, hugz ashlee.


Brown Hair Challenge

>> Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Hi everyone it is Bron here with my sample card for the current challange we have running which is brown hair.

Emma has set this challenge and she provided some great colour combos on Sunday.

Anyhow I ordered a Some Odd Girl Stamp from Sammi a few weeks ago and have been itching to ink her up so of course I have used her for my card....

I have used the following copics:

Hair - E79, E37, E35, E33 & E31 (my favorite combo)
Top - R32, R20, R11
Pants - C9, C7 & C5
Skin - E00, E21, R20, R11

Now be sure to pop back each day for some awesome inspiration and don't forget for all your copic needs & more you can visit Sammi at the Mad for Markers Store.

We can't wait to see your gorgeous entries and don't forget there is a prize up for grabs.

Until next time.....Bron xo


Brown Hair Challenge

>> Monday, June 13, 2011

Hi Everyone,
Welcome to another week here at the Mad for Markers Blog.
This week is the start of a new challenge (hosted by Emma).....Brown Hair.

Here is my creation:

Copics Used:
Skin: E0000, E000, RV00
Hair: E71, E74
Boy: B91, B93, B95
Girl: R81, R83, R85, C1
Shoes: B91, B93, B95, R81, R83, R85
Wood Seat: E25, E35, E71
Grass: YG03, YG11, YG17, YG45, YG63, YG67
Roses: R85 (Air Brushed)
Background: R85

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

Everyday there will be new inspiration from the DT, so don't forget to stop by.

Until next time


Tag Sketch Challenge Winner

>> Sunday, June 12, 2011

A huge Thank You to those who played along in our Tag Sketch Challenge.
It was great to see all the different interpretations of the one sketch. has chosen a winner for this challenge.....and that is.......
#2 - Debra James - please email your address to us so I can send out your prize!!


Time for a New Challenge!

Hey there Copic lovers, it's time for a new Challenge here at Mad For Markers, and this fortnight we want to see your Gorgeous, BROWN HAIR COMBINATIONS!

How easy is that, so there is no excuse not to enter this challenge as everyone has a favourite Brown Hair Combination that they use and if you don't, well now is the time to have go. Also the winner of this Challenge will get to choose 2 Brown Copic Markers, does it get any better than this....I think NOT...hehe!

Here are a couple of samples of Brown hair Combos that you might like to try!

Brown Hair - E79, E37, E35, E31

Light Brown Hair - E57, E55, E53, E51

Brown Hair - E29, E27, E25, E23, E21

So you can try one of these combos or feel free to show us one of your own Favourite Brown Hair Combinations. We can't wait to see what you do!


A Pretty Princess Tag

>> Friday, June 10, 2011

Oh happy Friday everyone, Marcia here ... I made it! Didn't think I would after dislocating my shoulder last weekend, but I did. Albeit, one handed!

We are coming to the end of the current challenge, the sketch set by Mel. Here's my take on it:


Nicely paper pieced, something I should do more off. I like that the colouring goes well with it.

Papers: My Minds Eye Lime Twist 'Happy Go Lucky'
Stamps: My Favorite Thing

Copics Used
Bag and Shoes: RV25, RV23, RV0000
Flowers: BG18, BG15
Hair: E79, E74, E71
Ground: W5, W3, W00
Clear Spica used on Pearls and Handbag handle

Now head on over to the store and check out the stamps Sammi has put in there - I hadn't been past for a few weeks and was excited to see some new ones in there! Thanks Sammi!

Have a great Friday everyone.


Blue Tag

>> Thursday, June 9, 2011

Hi there Copic fans!!

I'm here today to remind you that there are just a couple of days left to get your submission in to the current Mad For Markers challenge.

The Design Team have been posting daily with fabulous examples of how you can use the sketch and the submissions to date are just fantastic.

I don't make a lot of tags so I was tempted to just make a tag shaped card this week but then I decided to step out of my comfort zone and just go with the straight tag. I'm actually pretty happy with how this turned out in the end.

Image is from Kenny K and papers from Stampin Up!. I have coloured the flower and lace with Copic Marker B21.

The following Copics have been used to colour the image

Skin - E00, E000, E11 and R20
Hair - Y21, Y 23, Y26 and Y28
Clothes and Shoes - E30, E31, E33, E34, E35, E37, B21, B23, B24

My fellow Design Team member,  Melissa, has come up with this fabulous tag sketch this fortnight and it is up to you how you use it, you might want to make a tag, incorporate the tag on to a card or maybe make a tag shaped card, it's up to you.

As I said, there are only a few days left of this challenge but time enough for you 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
Michelle :-)


Flower Power Tag Card

>> Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Hi All, Susan here on a freezing cold Wednesday morning in Melbourne. We are only expecting a top of 10 degrees celsius today and in my opinion that is way too cold unless you are skiing! Oh well... I had better get used to it as it is only the START of Winter! Brrr!

Enough waffling here's my take on the tag sketch that is the current challenge here at the Mad for Markers challenge blog.
Copics Used:
Monkey: E25, E27, E29, R20, E30, E31, E33, 0
Ladybug: R27
Flower: Y35, 0, R22, R24, G82, G85
Ground/Grass: G40, G82, G85
Prima flower: R22
Cardstock edged in R24

Card Recipe:
Cardstock: Kraft card, X-Press It Blending Card
Paper: Stampin' Up Play Date
Stamps: CC Designs Itzie Inkies Flower Power, Hero Arts tags and tickets
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Black Onyx
Embellishments/Other: Copics, Marvy Circle punches, white grosgrain ribbon, Bakers Twine, Kaisercraft pearls, white gel pen, Prima flowers, Stampin' Up punch

Here are the tags I made last week using the same stamp set from CC Designs. Check out my blog {here} for the details! 
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!

Have a great day!
~ Susan xxox


Tag Sketch made into a 30th B'dayCard

>> Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Hi Copic Lovers,

Here is a very original 30th Birthday Card.
I made it following our sketch for the tag, but turned it into a card.
This was a special order for a friend.
She wanted a black and white 30th B'day card with a hint of red and a green tree frog.
I think I went a little overboard on the "hint of red".  Never mind.
I rolled my own paper flowers and added pearl centres.
I paper pieced the present and added a real red ribbon.
I stuck on some eyes.
It certainly is a different card...I hope my friend likes it and I hope the girl receiving the card likes it too!

I coloured with the following Copic markers:

Reds: R59, R27
Greens: G05, G14, YG03, YG06
Black 100, C-7 and C-1

Have you been checking out this site every day for some inspiration?
The DT have done an amazing job on this tag sketch.
The entries for our challenge are amazing too!
Why not have a try at the sketch this week.

Happy Colouring : )
Alicia xx


Tag It!!!!!!

>> Monday, June 6, 2011

Hello Copic Lovers

I hope everyone is loving the challenge this fortnight. It is always nice to do something a little different. I am loving this tag sketch by Melissa. It is so easy to follow but can turn into so many different things.

If you forgot what the sketch looks like here it is;

I once again decided to make a card from the sketch. It still looks like a tag and opens like a tag but is a card. I thought it is never too early to start those Christmas cards so I did a cute little one.

The colours don't look too great in the photo but they are so much nicer in real life. Thanks to Becci for the great image.

Copic used;

G82, G85, G94, G99.

R35, R37, R39.


YR30. YR31.

W3, W5, W7.

Make sure you keep checking back each day for some great inspiration. You still have a few days to get your creations in.

You can also check the normal blog for some great inspiration as well;

You should also check out the store while you are over that way, Sammi has some new stamps in stock and there are also still places available for the Colour Conference she is having in October near the Sydney Airport. Here are the details;

I wish I could go...... Maybe next time.

Thanks for Stopping Bye

Mel B


Cheeky tag card

>> Sunday, June 5, 2011

Happy Saturday everyone!  I hope you all are having a fantastic day.  Sorry this is a little late but I have spent the entire day outside with the little one enjoying the beautiful weather.  Anyway, here is my take on the sketch challenge that is currently going on.  I was kind of nervous about this one going in but I really like how it turned out.   I used the adorable cheeky glamour from The Greeting Farm and the papers are from Bo Bunny.

If you haven't yet, don't forget to join in our challenge!  We'd love to see your take on the sketch!


Magnolia Tag

>> Thursday, June 2, 2011

Good morning everyone. How are we all enjoying the new tag sketch challenge.....??? I must admit it was a big challenge for me but I did do it right. Now this is not the normal sized stamp. I decided to use a Magnolia Mini Stamp World stamp so that I could make a normal sized tag - not an oversized one. Hope you like.
Copics used:
Skin: E0000, 000, 00, 11
Dress: R00, 11, 21
Sleeves/wrapping: BG10, 11, 23
Box: E41, 43, 44
Socks: R00, 11, W1, blender
Hair: E50, 51, 53, 55

Here is a pic to show how small the tag is.


Tag sketch challenge

>> Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Hi everyone...The current tag sketch challenge is so much fun, I hope you will all come and join us!!
I have used the sketch by making a card in the shape of the tag.

copic colours I have used:

Sammi has some new stamps over in the store by some odd girl, they are just adorable...I know I cant wait to colour mine up.
*hugz* ashlee


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