Merry Christmas

>> Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Yes, it is Christmas morning here in Australia and while my family are all gathered around the Christmas Tree exchanging gifts I thought I would "pop in" and share my Aussie Themed Christmas Card for this month's challenge. Sometimes it is difficult to find a Christmas image that isn't all about cute snowmen, cosy fireplaces, snow covered Christmas Trees and sweet little girls dressed in coats, scarves and mittens - for us it is bright blue skies ( like this morning! ), warm sunshine, dinner outside and children dressed in shorts and t-shirts. It was with those thoughts in mind I drew my inspiration for my card. I chose a Simply Sassy Image by Krista Smith called "All wrapped up" and coloured her in bright blue with golden hues - a nice cheerful combination for a fun filled day.

Copics Used:

Skin: E11, E01, E00, E000  - Cheeks/Lips RV42
Hair: E27, E25, E21 and a touch of Dark Sepia pencil
Gifts: G46, G24, G21, R24, R22, R21 and a touch of Red and Lipstick Spica
Clothes: BG05, BG02, BG01, Y26, Y23, Y32

There was no snow in the Outback,
When Baby Jesus was born last night.
Just a mother singing dreamtime,
 who saw the shining star so bright.
Now the children in the cities,
Are unwrapping gifts under the trees,
It's Christmas here in Australia,
Bringing joy to you and me.
On behalf of Sammi and the Mad for Markers Design Team I would like to take this opportunity to wish all our Copic Friends a very Merry Christmas may Joy be your gift today and may Faith, Hope and Love be your treasures in the New Year - hoping 2013 also brings you many hours of Copic Colouring.

Chris x


An Aussie Christmas - with a pet

>> Saturday, December 22, 2012

Can it be .... can it really Christmas already???  Wow how this year has flown ....

This month we challenge you to create AN AUSSIE CHRISTMAS (it might rain ... but no snow).

For my card I have used this cute little boy and his dog from the Buddies set from The Greeting Farm.  You can find The Greeting Farm Stamps here.

I adore this stamp!  I love this sweet little boy and his best friend.  I thought it made a lovely Christmas image .... as most little children like to spoil their pets at Christmas.  (I know my 3 year old does)

I have coloured him in the following markers:-
Skin - E000, E00
Hair - E29, E35, E37
Clothes - YG25, R27, R59 and C1
Dog - E35, E37

Thank you so much for stopping by ... don't forget to enter your card into this months challenge for a chance to win!

xoxox Carly


Christmas Angel

>> Thursday, December 20, 2012

Today I am sharing with you the front cover of my December Daily, if you haven't heard of December Daily here is some information about it here and here. There is heaps of stuff on Pinterest and the net too. If you look inside my December Daily you would see nothing nothing at all, but I have taken photos and jotted down notes for each day. Which I am sure counts.

I have of course used another one of Krista Smith's Christmas images - Christmas Angel available at Saturated Canary. She has been coloured with these copics
Hair - E53, E51, E50
Skin - E11, E00, E000, E93
Dress R29, R27, R24, R20, YG06, YG03, YG00.
Shoes C9, C7, C5, C3
Grey bauble C3, C2, C1
Shadows BV00, BV000
Gold spica
There is still time to enter in the Mad for Markers Christmas Challenge.
Merry Christmas


Aussie Christmas

>> Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Hey there and a big Aussie Hello to you all, it's Kasey here with another inspiration card for you for the Mad for Markers monthly challenge.

It's all about an Aussie Christmas this month, as you know, it's summer here for us at Christmas time so we'd like you to create a project using your Copic Markers that fits the Summer Christmas theme.

 I've used a fabulous image from Make it Crafty, this Aussie Santa has his akubra hat on, his thongs and singlet and shorts and of course you can't forget the shades.  I used glossy accents on them and put some sparkle in his beard too!

I kept the card fairly clean and simple as it will go to a family where the boys outnumber the girls!

As you may be aware, Sammi is closing Mad for Markers Online store, she's got a sale on to clear her remaining stock.

Wishing you a fabulous Christmas!


Kasey ~ in Oz


Christmas Summer

>> Sunday, December 16, 2012

Hi Blogging Friends,

Did you know Mad for Markers is closing their shop??
The challenges will continue to run and will still be a fun place to go for Copic inspiration and fun!
But Sammi is having a sale, so if you want some cheap Copics or stamps you really need to head on over here.

My turn to have a go at the current challenge - Aussie Christmas...which means no snow...I picked this cute little stamp and made it into a Christmas tag.  I coloured her with Chrissie colours:

Skin: E00, E21, E11
Red: R46, R35, R22
Green: YG11, YG03
Yellow: Y06, Y02, Y00

Do you think I could wait for the glitter to, no no! I had to keep playing with it and so I smudged it a bit..oh well!  I wasnt sure how I would cut her out, so I decided to make her into a tag instead.  Just added some sticker strips and paper strips, a little bit of chip board and a green ribbon.
Didnt take me long, from start to finish it all fit into Nicholas' morning sleep.

Hope your Christmas present shopping is going well : )
If you make up something Chrismassy (without snow) why not link it up to our challenge.

Alicia xx


An Australian xmas challenge

>> Thursday, December 13, 2012

hello there! how are you all, only a couple more weeks to exmas now and our challenge is right under way!
It was hard to find an "ozzie" theme ofr my card today so instead i did a polar bear and a tag!
here are the colours i used....

and here is the cute little bear from Some Odd Girl winter friends collection .
and then with a bit of this and that, i created a tag for a xmas pressie .

how cute us he!!!!

Also i would like to let everyone know if they want a bargain or two head on over to Mad 4 Markers as Sammi is having a closing down sale going on and all the Some odd girl stamps are 20% off along with a bunch of other stamps and copic markers!!!

Do not forget to enter you card in this months challenge over on the right sidebar!

Tara :)


Mad For Markers - An Aussie Christmas

>> Saturday, December 8, 2012

Can it be .... can it really be December already???  Wow how this year has flown ....

Well its a new month so a new challenge at Mad For Markers challenge blog.  This month we challenge you to create AN AUSSIE CHRISTMAS (it might rain ... but no snow).

For my card I have used this gorgeous girl from the Buddies set from The Greeting Farm.

I adore this stamp!  I love this sweet little girl and the way she cuddles her cat.  I thought it made a lovely Christmas image .... after all I'm sure every child would love a pet for Christmas.  (I know I always wanted one!)

I have coloured her in the following markers:-
Skin - E000, E00
Hair - YR23, Y38, E15, E37
Clothes - RV14, RV17, YG25, G28
Cat - W00, W1, W3

The papers are from Kaisercraft.

Thank you so much for stopping by ... don't forget to enter your card into this months challenge for a chance to win!

xoxox Carly


Christmas in Australia

>> Thursday, December 6, 2012

"Jingle bells, jingle bells jingle all the way. 
Christmas in Australia on a scorching summers day."
This month  it is a Christmas Challenge -Australian style (you can have rain but no snow).

Stockings (a digi image from Saturated Canary) has been coloured with these copics
all available at Mad for Markers 
Skin E000, E00, E11, E93
Hair E29, E27, E35, E33, E31
Greens - G20, G24, G28, YG00, YG03, YG06
Reds R20, R24, R27,R29
BV0000, BV00
We would enjoy seeing your creations in our December Challenge: the link will be up soon so you can enter.  There will be a random winner drawn at the end of December.  The winner will have an opportunity to be a guest designer with Mad for Markers (if they wish) and receive a M4M digi.  The top 3 will get bragging rights and a badge for their blog. 
            Merry Christmas
Note :  The quote is from Aussie Jingle Bells by Bucko & Champ


An Aussie Christmas Challenge

>> Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Not just any Christmas challenge though, it's an Aussie Christmas!  Here in the southern Hemisphere, we don't get snow or cold in December, so we don't want to see cold weather on your Christmas cards, no snow, no snowflakes, no frosty scenes.

Here is another one in the making from me.  Sorry life just seems to be getting in the way around here.

That still leaves lots of sparkle and glitter and bright Christmassy colours.  I've used Christmas Present Luka and he's coloured with my beloved copic markers.  I've used Ranger Ice stickles on his santa hat, it has a lovely shine and shimmer without being too glittery.

Here is a shot of the colours used for Luka.

I hope you find time to colour up an Aussie Christmas entry and join us for this month's challenge.  Don't forget, Sammi has gift vouchers just perfect for your family to get you for Christmas so you can add to your copic addiction ummm I mean collection.

Kasey ~ in Oz
Paisley Wings & Crafty Things


Pretty in Pink

>> Sunday, December 2, 2012

Hi Copic Lovers,

My post this week is in between challenges so I took the opportunity to colour anything I wanted in any colours I wanted to!!  So I picked this beautiful Saturated Canary image and coloured away...check out that hair!!!!

Here are the colours I used:

Pinks - RV09, RV06,  RV04, RV02, 00, RV000
Hair - 100, C9, C7, C5

Two of my fave colour combos.

Don't forget to check out Sammi's new challenge here:

Also I have some scrummy candy on my blog here.  Come on over and check it out!!
Have a great weekend xxxx

Alicia xxx


Y, YR Bunnies...

>> Friday, November 30, 2012

Ready for the last of the bunnies this year...
This time using the Ys and YRs. 

Today's the last day of November! 
Have you got your entry in for our Y and YR challenge at Mad For Markers....?

Copics : Y28, Y32, Y35YR12, YR15, YR68 (I'm really enjoying my anniversary set!)

Card: X-Press IT

xox Gin.


those yellows again! with a christmas twist!

>> Thursday, November 29, 2012

Hello there! so we are coming to the end of this months challenge with the yellows.
This was not an easy challenge especially if you are wnating to make a bunch of xmas cards!
but you can add a bit of Y into your craft cause gold is always good on xmas cards.
And that is exactly what i did!

Isn't she cute! she reminds me of the movie Elf ! As you can she this is an Some odd girl image. You can purchase a variety of Some odd girl stamps over at Mad for Markers.

Here are the colours i used.

and here is the finished card. I also used some kaisercraft papers and 2 fiskars border punches called upper crest and lacy doubles.

 Do not forget to enter the challenge on the right sidebar!

Tara :)


Some colouring...

>> Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Hey everyone how are you all...
I'm currently working on some images for Christmas cards I need to make so at the moment my post is just a coloured image.. Will show you the finished product when they are all done :)

Here is my image coloured using some y and yr markers...
Hugz ash


Final Days of the Ys and YRs Challenge

>> Tuesday, November 27, 2012

You only have a few more days to days to get your entries in for our Ys and YRs challenge so I hope my card can give you that little extra inspiration you need to get something done!

Copic Colours Used
Shirt, Skirt and Shoes -
Hat, Shoes - C0, C4, C6
Skin - E000, E00, E11, R20
Broom - E51, E30, E34, E57
Hair - YR12, YR18, YR16, YR07, C4
Shadows - BV000

If you want to know anymore details about my card you are welcome to check out my blog here

Some Odd Girl Stamps and all the copics can be purchased at the Mad for Markers store.

Happy Crafting
Sam xx

Mad For Markers [home link]


Ys and YRs challenge - Carly

>> Saturday, November 24, 2012

Hello there :)  I have a confession .... I don't like the colour orange!  I really don't ..... the only thing I really like the look of that is orange is a ... well an orange!  But I think I'm starting to come around .....
You see I have been colouring with oranges quite a bit lately .... its a lovely colour on a card and really suits masculine cards, Halloween cards and Thanksgiving cards.

Talking about Thanksgiving and orange ..... that is the theme of the latest Mad For Markers challenge!

So here is my latest 'orange' themed creation.

 How adorable is this image!!!!!! she comes in a set of two gorgeous images and lots of sentiments.  You can grab her from the Mad For Markers store .. .here.  The set is from The Greeting Farm - Buddies.

 I have coloured this cute little pair in the following copic markers:-
Skin - E000, E00, R20
Hair - E29, E35, E37
Cat - W00, W01, W03, W05
Clothes - YR15, YR16, YR20, YR23, YR31 and Y28... YG93

The papers are from Kaisercraft Antique Rose collection and the ribbon is from my stash.  The sentiment is from Stampin UP - Fabulous Phrases.

Thanks so much for checking out my card .... don't forget to get your own entry in to the challenge ...

Big hugs ... I'm off to have a glass of orange juice :)
xoxoxox Carly


Tropical Mae coloured with Ys

>> Thursday, November 22, 2012

Well I am running a little late, I had trouble uploading photos for some reason. I adore this Tropical Mae digi image from Some Odd Girl. Mad for Markers stocks a selection of some odd girl clear stamps which you can find here. My idea of a holiday is anywhere tropical and warm.

I have had this image coloured for a while and hadn't put the card together. She has been coloured with copics on x-press it blending card which are all available over at Mad for Markers store.

Hair C1, C5, C7, C9
Skin E000, E00, E11, R20
Dress & Flower Y11, Y13, Y15
Leaves and Eyes G20, G24, G28
We'd love to see your creations using your YR or Y copic markers so don't forget to enter in Mad for Markers November challenge.
Thanks for stopping by.


a little Orange Princess

>> Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Good morning ... just popping on to share a card I created for the current challenge... This challenge really was quite a challenge for me actually as I don't much like colouring with LOTS of yellows or Oranges.... but I  quite enjoyed it! :D

The image is one of the Princess Anyas from The Greeting Farm.. This is Anya Princess No.4 .. available at M4M HERE :D I coloured her with these Copics....

Skin: E000, E11, E13, BV000
Hair: YR20, YR21, YR12
Dress: YR04, YR07, YR09, Y32, Y35, Y38
Crown: Y23, Y26, Y28, R83, R85. RV69

I guess it was not that hard really!! How are you all finding the challenge??


Ice Cream and Pickles

>> Saturday, November 17, 2012

Hi Blogging friends,

Another quick post here today for Mad for Markers using this Saturated Canary image available in Sammi's store here.

I went for a monotone card today using mainly Ys and YRs for the current challenge here.

Ys: Y08, Y06, Y02, Y00
YRs: YR07, YR04, YR02, YR00

My cards are getting so much simpler now... I am not as big on embellishing as I used to be.  It could be to do with my de-cluttering of my craft room.  It is rather a slow process, but the more I get rid of, the more I want to get rid of and try to keep everything clean and neat.  I am so not naturally a neat person.  I have to work really hard at it.  Or, it could be to do with the fact that I dont like the embellishments I put on a card as much anymore...not too sure, are the trends changing?? Is washi tape replacing flowers?  I havent bought any washi tape yet, but I do want some!!

Anyway, to leave you on this rainy Saturday afternoon with a picture of our gorgeous boy helping himself to some Copics.  He LOVES them!!!

Thanks for stopping by,

Alicia xx


Ys at M4M

>> Friday, November 16, 2012

This month at Mad for Markers it's Ys and YRs as we warm up for Thanksgiving...

Image: Oliver Surprise

The more I look at this image the more I like it - never thought I'd like that much yellow :-)


November is Y and YR .

>> Thursday, November 15, 2012

Hello there!
So i did not know what i wanted to create today until yesterday i received an email from a  friend telling me about an internet friend who has just been diagnosed with breast cancer. It was quite a shock because she is a young and healthy person. Anyway my friend said she is getting a bunch of us to make cards to post to her and i thought i would love to make one and share it with you all here as well as send it to her in America.
Some odd girls has a bunch of great stamps, which you can buy at Mad for Markers. this particular image is actually a digital image (available direct from Some Odd Girl) but i had to use it as it has the Breast Cancer awareness ribbon her dress.

As you can see the Y and YR colours go great with the pinks!.

here are the colours i used.

I really hope she likes the card.

Tara :)


YR and Y challenge :-)

>> Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Hey everyone how are you going with the new challenge?

I have finally finished colouring in my saturated canary image that I shared with you In the multiliner challenge... And I added her to a smash page!!

Here it is, happy colouring everyone !!

Hugs ashlee


New Release - Swing Digi

>> Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Hi Copic Lovers,

Here is a journal page I made using one of the new As the Crow Flies Digis - Swing.  You can get this digi here.  I used yellow Copics for her dress...but shame on me I didn't record the colours!!  I think it was because I made such a big mess making this page!!!  But it was lots of fun.  
Have you entered our November challenge yet to use Y and YR markers?
I look forward to seeing what you create!

Have a sunshiney day,

Alicia xx


Fancy Yellow

>> Thursday, November 8, 2012

For the November Challenge we want to see your Y or YR copic markers somewhere on your creations.  Here is a little inspiration for the November challenge using Y's.

I used these copics on x-press it blending card

Hair - E08, E09, E19, E31
Skin E000, E00, E11, E93
Clothes/Flowers C5, C7, C9, Y11, Y13, Y15, G24, G28
Mad for Markers stocks copic markers, x-press it blending card and some of Krista Smith's rubber stamps.

Don't forget to enter the challenge and share your creations with us.

For more details on my card please come and visit me

P.S. Please note this image was a freebie that Krista Smith was giving away on her blog as far as I know it isn't available in Mad for Markers or Saturated Canary stores.


November is Y and YR month!

>> Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Hi Everyone,
Susan here with an image to share for the
Y and YR
I have coloured in Fancy Marci from La La Land Crafts.

Check out the Mad for Markers store for all of your copic needs.
Hope you can join us this month for our Y and YR Challenge.
Mad For Markers [home link]
Happy Colouring!
~ Susan xxox


Ys and YRs that's the challenge this month!

>> Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Hello there Copic markers fans, Kasey here with another Mad for Markers challenge, this month we want you to use those warm colours and break out the Ys and YRs in your collection.

Your project must feature mostly Ys and YRs although you can use other colours in the image.

Here I've made my first Christmas card for the year, using Christmas Lantern Marci, she's so cute and she said vintage was the go!

 I just loved making this card, I haven't done vintage for a while.  The papers are Kaiser Timeless Classics, I've used Very Vanilla SU card, Vintage Photo distress ink to age the edges.  The lace is coloured with E42, it started out white!  I made the pins with some glass beads and I've used Wild Orchid Crafts flowers and Lily of the Valley sentiment and spellbinders Moroccan Motifs die which has been sponged with Vintage Photo.

Now for all the copics used here

The coat, hat and shoes are Y28 and E40, yes that's right, and they blended beautifully! then some YR31 on the trim with Sand spica added on the edges.
Dress YR31 and YR12
Hair:  Y11, 15, 23, 28
Skin:  E000, E01, E11, R20
Lantern YR27, Y15 and 0  Lemon spica and crystal effects glossy coating.

Hope you're inspired to join us for our challenge this month, don't forget you can get all your copic supplies from Sammi at Mad for Markers store.

Kasey ~ in Oz
Paisley Wings & Crafty Things


Yellow and Yellow Reds Challenge

>> Monday, November 5, 2012

Good afternooon!! 

As it warms up here in Australia and as our friends overseas are in fall / celebrate Thanksgiving  what better colour families to have for a challenge than Y and YR. So please link up your creations in the sidebar using these colours!!

The image I have coloured in the 2nd frame on the filmstrip is a NEW Digi from As the Crow Flies.. now available in the M4M Store HERE!!


Mad Multiliner Medalists

Thanks to those who entered the Multiliner challenge last month... there were some lovely entries...

First of all our Random winner... to receive a Multiliner and Guest DT spot (if she wants)  is....

and our TOP 3 are...

Thanks everyone and we hope you enter our next challenge also!!!


M4M Challenge update!!

Thanks to all who entered our Multiliner Madness Challenge... will be back later today with WINNERS and the new challenge!!

Thanks for your patience and see you soon!!!

Sammi :)


Quick card idea...

>> Saturday, November 3, 2012

Hi Copic Lovers,

Here is a card I made recently.
I have had the image coloured for a long time and I found some papers and ribbon that matched perfectly.  This is such a quick easy sketch.  If you have some doilies in your stash, give it a go.  It takes no time at all and looks pretty.

Colours are:
Yellow - YR23, Y08, Y15, Y11
Skin: E11, E02. E00
Hair - E53, E33, E51, E50

This stamp can be purchased at the M4M store here.

Winner of my ribbon candy is: Gin Oaks!!
Winner of the As the Crow Flies Digi is: Merry!!
I will be in touch to sort out details.

Have a great weekend,

Alicia xxx


Greetings from Penrith Papercraft Festival...

>> Friday, November 2, 2012

This weekend Mad for Markers is at the Penrith Papercraft Festival (store 37) with lots of colouring inspiration as well as fabulous things to buy. For those who live a little too far away to call in and say hi, here's a little preview of something that's on display.

Although the most of the store will be offline during until after the festival you can still purchase these lovely digis (or the Movember colour sheet) here.


Copicendium winner!

Hi all, I'm hijacking the post today to announce 
the winner of my spare copy of Copicendium



Fabulous cards sweetie, please email me at with your postal address and I'll get it into the mail for you.


Kasey ~ in Oz


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