New Hair Colour - Princess Anya

>> Saturday, January 28, 2012

Hi Copic Lovers,

Alicia here.  I have a "pretty in pink" Anya Princess card to share today.
I am trying out a new hair colour.  A good blogging friend of mine has a limited amount of Copics.  She sent me a list of what she has got and I coloured my Princess Anya stamp only using the Copic colours in her collection.

The colours are: 

Hair: E37, E33, Y17, Y11 and Y02
Skin: E11, E21
Pinks: R46, RV34, RV23

Do you have a smallish Copic collection and need some help putting them together on an image?  Why not email me and I will see if I can help you out or leave me a comment on my blog?

Sammi has an awesome collection of the Anya stamps in her store here.
They start at $8 each, which is so affordable.

Mad For Markers [home link]

I am entering this card into a couple of challenges, but all the details are on my blog if you want to find out more.  Don't forget to link up your new colour combo creations to our challenge...not long left on this challenge now! 

I hope you have a lovely weekend.
Happy Colouring!

Alicia xx


A big Hello and a new colour combo!

>> Thursday, January 26, 2012

Firstly, I would like to say Hello to all of you out there in blog world. My name it Tara And today is my first post for Mad for please bare with me!
I love bright colours and especially blues and greens, so i thought, with this challenge a new colour combo,why not do the complete opposite and go for black and grey! you cannot get more of a different colour combo that that for me! So i Decided to scrap my daughters latest fancy dress outfit and use TGF CC Wednesday. (ed. Wednesday is currently winging her way from the US to Mad for Markers - she should be here soon!!)
I tried to colour her in only C colours and black(100) but i had to give a little colour to her face.
I also used several Fiskars border punches and i made up the photo frames on the PC and cut them out.

Here are the colours I used to colour Wednesday.

I did use AtYouSpica in silver and clear on the stamp as well. and a Copic multiliner to give Wednesdays hair more definition.

Make sure you check out the Design teams other great creations for this challenge and If you require any of the above markers or a stamp or two you can find all you need at the Mad for Markers Online Store.

And lastly....Don't forget to have a go and enter the challenge on the right sidebar!

Tara :)


new colours....

>> Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Hi copic lovers...
I have got a new colour combo here for skin which I havent done like this before so I need a bit of practise with this combo but I think its good for darker skin!
E13,E11 and E01

I have used one of the new Valentine Some odd girl stamps which Sammi has available in the store now called Crushin Gwen

Crushin Gwen

Here is my card...

Thanks for stopping by the mad for markers challenge blog...I cant wait to see you colour combos so join in the fun and show us your creations!!

Hugz ashlee


Green Colour Combination using Blush Babette

>> Saturday, January 21, 2012

Hi Copic Lovers,

Happy Saturday to you all!!
To celebrate the weekend I am sharing another Blush Babette card.  This time I have used some green Copics.  I dont often colour with green.  But I do really like the colour.

The Green Copics I used are:
YG03, YG23, YG00
For her hair I used:
E35, E31, YR20
For her skin I used:
E11, E00, R20

You can purchase this stamp at the M4M store here.

Mad For Markers [home link]

I have photographed a tutorial for how I coloured her so stay tuned for the tutorial to be blogged soon!

I followed a sketch over at the Farm Fresh Challenge blog. Hop on over to my blog for all the details and to enter my new Valentines candy!  Lots of yumminess to be won!

Have a lovely weekend and happy colouring!

Alicia xx


Angel Kaylee

>> Friday, January 20, 2012

Hi Everyone,
Welcome to another Friday here at the Mad for Markers Challenge blog.
We are continuing through the month of January with the challenge
'New Colour Combination'.
I want to share with you a card which I recently created using the BG family as my main focus.
I hope you can draw some inspiration from it.

Stamp Used: Angel Kaylee (Some Odd Girl)

Copics Used:
E0000, E000, E00, RV00
BG11, BG13, BG15, BG18
E70, E71, E74, E77, E79
T4, T6, T8, T10
B21, B23

You still have until the end of the month to enter this challenge. We would love to see what you create but don't forget you MUST use COPIC markers in your creation!

Mad For Markers [home link]

Don't forget to stop by the Mad for Markers Online Store for all your copic needs. Sammi also stocks a large range of stamps including 'Some Odd Girl'.

Until next time


A Bit of Green and Grey

>> Thursday, January 19, 2012

Good morning to all our Copic lovers out in blog land.

It's Mel B here again with another little bit of inspiration for you. I know I only posted here last week but we have had a small shuffle around with days so I have the pleasure of bringing you another one of my creations.

This months challenge is to use a new Colour Combination. There are so many great creations already being linked to this challenge and the Design Team are giving you some fantastic combinations daily. You don't have to make a card, your creation can be just a colouring or a bookmark or anything you like. As long as it fits in with the current challenge, and you use your Copic Markers.

It would be fantastic if people could also list which markers they use on their creations, or how their creation fits into the current challenge. I know I have seen some gorgeous combinations already but it is rather hard to pick the colours from photos.

This week I was inspired by a creation that I saw recently and thought I would get my Sweet Pea stamps out. I also wanted to make a card that had no pattern paper on it. I wanted to the card to be relatively simple.

I have used a light shade of yellow green which I don't normally use and I have teamed it up with neutral Grey's. I don't normally colour hair in Grey's so this is definitely a new thing for me but I am loving the way the entire image turned out.

I also added a cut little doily in green that I have had for so long and have just never got around to using it.

Copics Used:
G20, 94, 99.
YG 61, 63.
R01, 81, 83, 85, 89.
E50, 51.
C0, 00.
N1, 3, 4, 7.
Mint Spica.

If you are looking for that perfect stamp to colour check out the stamp section of the store. We also have plenty of Copic Markers and are sure to have the colour you need to make up your colour combination that you need.

You still have a couple of weeks to get your own creations linked to the challenge.

Thanks for joining in.

Mel B 


Hunny Bunny Marci

>> Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Hi Peeps!

Susan here with Hunny Bunny Marci using a Red-Violet and Blue combination for the January Challenge,
which is to use a


Here are the Copic colours I used...
I coloured the Seam Binding with the RV09 marker.
Get your Seam Binding {HERE} in the Mad for Markers store. Sammi can even colour it for you!

Check out my blog {here} for all the details on this card.

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!
Mad For Markers [home link]

You can stop by the Mad for Markers Online Store for all of your Copic markers, La La Land stamps (including Hunny Bunny Marci) and X-Press It Blending Card supplies!

Happy Colouring!
~ Susan xxox


Guest Designer - Henny

>> Sunday, January 15, 2012

Hi Copic Lovers,

Alicia here,  Today I am sharing a beautiful card made by the talented Henny, our special Guest Designer this week.  Henny lives in The Netherlands and you can pop over and visit her blog here.

"The ONLY thing worth stealing is a kiss from a sleeping Child".

The stamp is from the Magnolia collection "Cozy Family Autumn 2010".
And of course, Henny coloured it with some new Copic colour combinations.The colours are Y11+Y00 and E51+E50 for the little angel, also E11+E00 and R20.

For the label she used a Doohicky die from Magnolia. The text is from Fiskars. The cotton ribbon from Marianne Design, also the papers. For the yellow paper she used a Cuttlebug embossing.

Henny also used pearls, Stickles and a charm with the text "Made with Love".
The squares were made with Nestabilities.

Please pop on over to visit Henny at her blog and leave her some love.
Don't forget to upload your coloured creations in our new Colour Combo Challenge.
Our winner will be a Guest Designer here at the M4M Challenge blog!

Happy Colouring : )


Some Odd Girl - Balloon Kaylee

>> Saturday, January 14, 2012

Hi Copic Lovers,

Alicia here.  Today I want to share with you a card I made for our current Mad for Markers challenge - Use a New Colour Combination.  The stamp I coloured is one from Sammi's store.  She is a "Some Odd Girl" stamp and her name is "Balloon Kaylee".  Sammi sells her here at the Mad for Markers store for $9.00.  Isn't she a cutie! Perfect for a birthday card.  She comes with a Happy birthday sentiment as well, but my card was a bit too small to fit it on so I had to use one of my own sentiments.

The new Copic Combinations I used were:

Hair: E35, E31, YR20
Reds: R29, R27, R22, R20
Oranges: YR07, YR04, YR23
Peachy Pink (Balloon): R22, R20, R00

The not new combos were:

Skin: E00, E21, E11
Eyes: W-7, W-5, W-3
Outline W1

I made this card for my cousin Jess who turned 21.  I wanted it to be bright and cheery.
I used a Sassafrass paper on the background and the red and white polka-dot was a scrap. 
I added the 21 number stickers in the bottom corner and outlined it all with white gel pen.

Will you join us for our new Colour Combination challenge?
If you want to try some of the colouring combinations I have used I made a list of them on my blog here.  Why not pop over and take a look.

I hope you have a lovely weekend full of colouring!

Until next time,

Alicia xx


New colour combo's....

>> Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Hi everyone,
I hope you are all having a fantastic start to the new year!!
First challenge of 2012 at Mad for Markers...using new colour combo's.

For inspiration I would like to show you a page out of my copic book I got at the m4m conference,
these books are available to purchase from the m4m store for $10.00 and they sure are great!!
(perfect for putting new colour combos in)

Here is my page....the hair combo's are new for me

All colours used are listed in the pic :-)

New hair combos are :




I cant wait to see your new colours combos...

Hugz ashlee


Brights for the New Year

>> Monday, January 9, 2012

Hello to all our followers.

This is my first post of the new year so I firstly wanted to start my post by saying Happy New Year to everyone. I hope you were able to spend some valuable time with your family and loved ones.
I was a bit missing in action at the end of last year as I had a lot of personal issues happening in my life but I am happy to say I have got off to a good start and I just hope that is the way the rest of the year goes. We at least the first couple of months anyway.

So our challenge is to try a new colour combination and I have to say when I am colouring I tend to go for the more dull subdued colours. So I thought I would challenge my self and make a card that was bright, bold and vivid.

These are very bright colours for me and definitely not what I would normally use.

Copics Used: YG 06, 07, 09.
V12, 15, 17. Lavender Spica.
RV 04, 06, 09, Pink Spica.
B02, 04, 06, Baby Blue Spica.
RV 63, 66, 69, Pink Spica.
BG05, 07, 09, Turquoise Spica.

You still have plenty of time to get colouring with your own creation. Remember we have changed the challenges to monthly so there is still lots of time.

If you are short of those different colours that you don't have in your stash or wouldn't normally use check out the store here.

Thanks for dropping bye and make sure you check back each day for more great inspiration from the great DT.

Mel B


New Colour Combinations using Blush Babette

>> Saturday, January 7, 2012

Hi Copic Lovers,

Alicia here.  This is my first post for the New Year at Mad for Markers and this is my first bit of colouring that I have done as well!  I must say I really enjoyed it.

 I wanted to try out some new colour combos that I havent used before and I found a big list of Colour Combos here.  I coloured two images of Blush Babette.  She is a dream to colour.  Her hair is fun and her dress has folds so it enabled me to practice those.  Sammi has her in stock for $8.50 here.

In the first image I used a new colour combo for her hair: E35, E31 and YR20.  Suzanne calls this a "golden blonde".
For her dress and socks and shoes I used: R22, R20, R00.  Suzanne calls this colour combo "peachy pinks".  You can also add R21, but I don't own that marker yet.
The skin was not a new combo.  I just used E11, E00 and R20.

For the second image I used Suzanne's dark brunette hair colour combo E50, E53, E57...but when you look at the two hair colours there is not a lot of difference between the overall looks I didnt think.
For the dress I made up my own combo BG000, B05, BG01.  The face was just E11 and E00.

For the faces and skin I coloured lightest first and then added dark, then went back with light to blend in.  But for the hair and clothes I started with the darkest first then went lighter and lighter leaving some parts of the page with no colour at all.  I find this a lot quicker to do.

Dont forget to link up your colouring and show us your new Colour Combos.
Your project doesnt have to be a card.  It can just be a coloured image in your sketch book.

Thanks for popping by and happy colouring.

Alicia xx


New Colour Combination

>> Friday, January 6, 2012

Hi Everyone,
Welcome to our new Challenge
........ New Colour Combination.

There is one Colour Family that I do not use and that is the 'V' Family. So what a great time to start using it. I must admit that I was completely scared to have to use them but I am quite surprised with how it turned out & will admit now that I like it.
I hope that you can draw some inspiration from it & step out of your comfort zone just like I did.

Copics Used:
E0000, E000, E00, RV00
V04, V06, V09
E40, E41, E42, E43, E44
YG46, YG61, YG63
Background Cardstock: V09

For further details of what I used click here.

You still have until the end of the month to enter this challenge. We would love to see what you create but don't forget you MUST use COPIC markers in your creation!

Mad For Markers [home link]

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

Until next time


Lil' Rocker Luka

>> Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Happy New Year Copic Loving Peeps!

Susan here with Lil' Rocker Luka using a Yellow-Green and Blue combination with some Earth tones thrown in for the January Challenge, which is to use a


You have all month to enter.

Copics Used:
Skin: E50, E00, E21, R00, R20
Hair: E50, E53, E00, YR21
Hat/Shirt: YG03, YG06, YG09
T Shirt: C3, C0, 0
Guitar: E53, E51, E35, E33, E31
Jeans: B97, B95, B93

Check out my blog {here} for all the details on this card.

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!

Mad For Markers [home link]

You can stop by the Mad for Markers Online Store for all of your Copic markers, La La Land stamps and X-Press It Blending Card supplies!

Happy Colouring!
~ Susan xxox


Try and New Colour Combo Challenge

>> Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Good morning copic fans.....It is Bron here with you today. I am hoping that you have all had a beautiful Christmas followed by a fantastic New Years.

To follow the theme of a New year we thought why not try a New colour Combo!

When I first started making my card I thought I would try some of my purples as they are my least favorite to use....Anyhow after making my card (which I always do first) I realised that although I have used purple patterned paper it is not that prominent but the peachy/pink is. So off I went scribbling away with my pinks and this is the combination I have some up with. R14, R22, R43, R11 & R00.....And here is what it looks like!

The photos are a little dark but it is so hot here in Melbourne that it is just too bright to get a photo outside without it distorting it. Hopefully the second picture gives you a better idea of the colour although saying that it is still a bit pinker in real life.

So here are the copics that I used:

Dress: - R14, R22, R43, R11 & R00
Apron: W7, W5, W3, W1, Roo, YG93
Top: YG99, YG95, YG93, YG91
Hair: E19. E99, E97, Y21
Basket: E77, E19 & Y21

We are looking forward to seeing all your gorgeous creations. Don't forget you have a month now to get entries in.

Thanks for looking.

Hugs Bron xxx


January Challenge :: Use a new combination

>> Monday, January 2, 2012

Good morning Copic Lovers ... Sammi here ... a BIG HAPPY NEW year to you all! I hope that 2012 will bring much joy and happiness and colour to your lives! Before I start the new challenge I would like to say a HUGE thanks to you all for your support the last year... we had a great year of challenges and the last challenge was a great way to finish .. with so many wonderful entries! you all rock!! :D I and the wonderful DT look forward to seeing your Copic creations this year!!

Soooo... on to this challenge... (just a reminder that we have changed to a monthly challenge... which will give you MORE time to enter) Being the NEW year, 1st month etc etc then we would like you to try out a NEW COLOUR COMBINATION (perfect for those new Copics you received over Christmas ... or New colours you might still want to buy ;)

Here is my inspiration.... I have coloured this Some Odd Girl Digi of Kody in colours I do not normally use...

the Copics have used are:

Skin: E00, YR000, R00, E11, E04, BV00
Hair: E41, E42, E23, E33, E55, E25
Blues: B00, B12, B21, B24
Boardies: R12, Y35, Y38, R24
Surfboard: RV11, RV32, RV63, 00, R46, Y35, Y38, G12, G24, G05
+ Opaque white

Thanks for stopping by... look forward to seeing your NEW colour combinations :D

PS> Want some tips on choosing colours (esp to match paper) then check out Amy's very helpful video HERE!


Winners for our Christmas Challenge!!

Hi Copic Lovers,

Sorry I am a bit late with our winners has been pretty hectic for me!! I am sure you have all had busy days too with the start of 2012! Happy New Year to all of our Mad for Markers followers.  We love having you with us on this colourful journey of life!!

Our randomly chosen winner is:

Congratulations! We would love you to be a Guest Designer at Mad for Markers.  Please email me to find out all the details.

Our Top 4 Winners this month are:


Congratulations to our Top 4 this month.
Please email me and I will give you your well-deserved blinkie.

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A HUGE thank you to all our entries this month.  We loved seeing your amazing creations!!
Stay tuned for our January Challenge.

Alicia xx


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