Big Panda Marci in pinks

>> Wednesday, February 29, 2012

*** Sorry... Had this scheduled for 7am and checked it twice but it didn't post!***

Hi Everyone,
Here is my inspiration for the current R and/or RV challenge...
I have used the gorgeous Big Panda Marci from La La Land Crafts. Find it in the Mad for Markers store {here}.
No time for a creation this week... just a little colouring as I am in the middle of Parent Meetings at school!
Hope you get more time for colouring this week!
Copics Used:
Skin: E50, E00, E21, R00, R20
Hair: E50, E53, E57
Clothes: RV00, RV02, RV04, RV06, RV09, C5, C3, C1
Panda: C7, C5, C3, C1, 0, RV00, RV02

Remember to stop by the
Mad for Markers Facebook page and M4M store blog
to join in the
2nd Birthday Celebrations!
Happy Colouring!
~ Susan xxox  


R's & RV's

>> Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Good morning Copic Lovers it is Bron here today. I know I have been absent this year so far due to some family issued but I am back on deck now and rearing to go.

Today I am sharing with you my card using some R's & RV's. I have to say after leaving some comments this morning I am impressed by the gorgeous entries we have had.

I have used the following makers:

Skin - E11, E21, E11, R20, R11
Blanket/Rug - R81, R83, R85 & R59
Hair - E37, E35, E33
Bunny - R000, W5, C3 & C1

Now by now I am sure you have seen it is Birthday Month at Mad for Markers and that there are lots of crazy giveaways happening.  If you are in facebook like the Mad for Markers page as there is prizes going daily. Also keep checking the main store blog for lots of exciting events happening throughout the month.

Thanks for stopping by, until next time xox


Guest Designer - Kerry

>> Monday, February 27, 2012

Hi Copic Lovers,

Our wonderful Guest Designer Kerry has made this gorgeous card to share with us today.  
She has used a cute little image - Angelica's Heart Socks from Inky Impressions.  
Kerry has coloured her with:

Jacket, shirt & socks R22,R27,R29 
Hearts RV02 & RV04 
Skirt, bag & boots  B23, B24 & 0 
skin R20,E000 & E00 Hair E11, E57 & E59

Kerry has a lovely blog and it has lots and lots of projects on it with these cute little Inky Impression stamps so why not head on over here and pay her a visit!.  Her daughters also have their own blogs and you can hop to them from Kerry's and see how talented they are too - just like their Mum!

We thank Kerry so much for being our Guest Designer this month at Mad for Markers.

Alicia xx


Happy Birthday with R Copics

>> Saturday, February 25, 2012

Hi Copic Lovers,
Welcome to the weekend!  I hope you have a fun one planned.
Today I would like to share a birthday card I have made.
As you know, it is M4M 2nd Birthday and there are lots of celebrations happening.  Giveaways and prizes everyday so make sure you check in regularly at the facebook site here. 
For my card today I have coloured in one of the new Mad for Marker's digis designed by Sammi.  She was really fun to colour...and nice and easy too.  I think she will be a very versatile image and she is perfect for a birthday card.  If you would like to buy her you can get her here.

The colours I used were:

Dress and Shoes - R59, R46, R35, R22
Stockings and Present: R22, R20, Y26, E43, E51
Skin: E11, E00, R20
Eyes: B05, B02, B00
Hair: YR04, Y38, YR31
Outline: W-1

I also coloured up some seam binding.  Sammi has this in store for sale here.  It comes in white and oatmeal or you can request it to be custom coloured in a Copic Colour of your choice.  I started with white and coloured it with E35.  Then I edged the outsides with R22 to match the flower I used.

Only a week left to enter our challenge now.
Thanks for stopping by and happy colouring : )

Alicia xx


Happy 2nd Birthday M4M!!!

>> Friday, February 24, 2012

We're still celebrating at Mad for Markers - In fact, we'll be celebrating all month long!.
As part of the celebrations I challenged myself to make sure that I've used all my Rs and RVs on some card that I've blogged (so I can justify getting more!!) as well as once again trying to colour a monochromatic image (just Rs and RVs).

This darling image is from the TGF Roll Call set which I love because each stamp can have such a different character and at $5 per image it's a bargin :-)

Sentiment: TGF OA Surprise

Remember to stop by the 
Mad for Markers Facebook page and blog
 for daily fun and extra competitions :-)


Colouring with R's and RV's once more.

>> Thursday, February 23, 2012

Hello everyone!
Today i am going to share with you a cute little birthday card i made using the Balloon Kaylee stamp from Some odd girl,and as it is Mad 4 Markers birthday this month its perfect timing!

If you like the stamp you can purchase it at Mad 4 Markers.

I wanted to also use my new Fiskars Border punch with this card as i got the punch hot from USA and is not getting released here in Australia (so i was REALLY excited when it arrived.) The punch went well with the birthday theme and as we are all celebrating Mad 4 Markers 2nd birthday why not use it!

So i coloured Kaylee as you can see above used an array of different RV'S and other colours.
These is the Copics i used.

Then i created a background with my Border punch and some patterned paper. If you would like to see how i made the background you can by going to the Fiskars blog.
Then i used some My Favorite Things die-namic dies for the pink label and word 'party'  and adhered it all together.
The combo of bright RV's work really well together with the paper and really do make Kaylee pop!

So why not grab a few copic markers and a stamp and have a go at our challenge this month, on the right sidebar. If you do not have many RV's never fear, Mad 4 Markers have got you covered just click on the link to purchase what you need!
And do not forget all the great prizes and challenges that will be on the blog all month celebrating our 2nd birthday!



hey foxy...

>> Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Hi everyone...
I have a card here to share with you using the stamp from some odd girl called foxy!!
Its such a cute little stamp with a great matching sentiment..

Copics used are
R0000,R000,R00,R01 (Background)

Here it is...

I hope you like it :-)

Mad for Markers birthday celebrations are starting today so come along and join in all the birthday fun!!

Hugz ashlee


R or RV Markers Challenge

>> Tuesday, February 21, 2012

This whole month Mad for Markers is running the challenge to use your R and RV copics. Well I think this week I have had a break-through with mine....I am no longer scared of my red copics! Before now I just could not use them without awful bleeding and results I was far from happy with! Simply Anya has changed that for me!

Copic Colours
Hair and Shoes - R20, R32, R35, R37, R89 and BV00
Skin and cheeks - E50, E51, E11, R20
Skirt - YR15, YR18, YG00, YG03 and BV00
Shirt - BG11, BG13 and BV00
White Areas and Shadows - C0, C3, C6
Outline - C0

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

Simply Anya and all the copics can be purchased at the Mad for Markers store.

Happy Crafting
Sam xx

Mad For Markers [home link]


Syren ~ Creeper Mermaid ~ in RVs

>> Saturday, February 18, 2012

 Good Morning Copic Lovers,

I hope you have a lovely weekend planned : )
I have a card to share today that I have made for our current R and RV colour challenge.  I have coloured in Syren and you can buy her here at the Mad for Markers Store.  She is fun to colour.  I find her hair the most challenging bit.

I coloured her with....
Hair: 100, C-7, C-5
Skin: E00, E11, E04
Pinks: RV23, RV21, RV34, RV29

These papers I am just in love with and I am quickly working my way through this Echo Park Be Mine Pad.  If you like them to you should hop on over to my blog and enter my candy.  This paper pad is part of the candy!  I also used some lace, a swirl die cut some pins, soft tulle, pink ribbon, gem stones and a black flower to decorate.

I am entering a couple of challenges and all that info is on my blog.

Well I hope you have a wonderful weekend...with some time for a bit of colouring...or a lot (even better)!!

Alicia xx


Holly Gwen using RV's

>> Friday, February 17, 2012

Hi Everyone,
Welcome to another Friday here at the Mad for Markers Challenge Blog.
I just can't believe that it is the middle of February already, how time flies.

I have coloured 'Holly Day Gwen' using RV's for her Dress.
I hope you can draw some inspiration from it.

Copics Used:
E0000, E000, E00, RV00, R81, Copic Opaque White
RV000, RV32, RV34
E70, E71, E74
B00, B21,B41

Don't forget that the Mad for Markers Store stocks all things copics & also many stamps including the one I have used today.

Until next time


Pretty In Pink

>> Thursday, February 16, 2012

That use to be one of my favourite movies when I was growing up. I was never a girly girl but for some reason I just loved that movie and all the pink.

So we are continuing our current challenge this month with a little bit of pink. Your challenge this month is to use your RV or R Copic Markers to create something. It can be anything you like, as long as you use your Copic markers on it.

I have used a very cute La-La Land image. I have had her for a little while but I never get tired of colouring her. She is rather simple to colour but there are so many different things you can do with her skirt.

You can see all the cute La-La Land stamps available in the shop. There are so many to choose from and they just keep getting cuter and cuter. I can't wait to get my hands on some that were released at CHA recently.

Copics Used:
R20, 21, 22, 39.
E23, 25, 27, 29, 30, 31.

Make sure to check back into this site daily for some wonderful creations made by the DT. You still have plenty of time to get a creation linked to the side bar. You never know, you could win a prize!!!!!!

Thanks for dropping bye.

Mel B


Princess # 3

>> Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Hi Everyone,

Here is my inspiration for the current R and/or RV challenge...

I have used the gorgeous Princess #3 from The Greeting Farm. Find it in the Mad for Markers store {here}.

Copics Used:
Skin: E50, E51, E11, R00, R20
Hair: E40, E42, Y32, Y35, YR23
Clothes: RV00, RV32, RV34

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, The Greeting Farm stamps (including TGF Princess #3) and X-Press It Blending Card supplies!

Happy Colouring!
~ Susan xxox


A Red and a Pink Blush Babette

>> Sunday, February 12, 2012

Hi Copic Lovers,

I hope you are having a lovely weekend.  My weekend is flying by!
I have made two cards for our current challenge which is to use R and RV colours.
I have used Blush Babette again which can be purchased at the Mad for Markers Store here.

For the first card I used:
Reds: R20, R22 and R29
Hair: Y17, Y15, Y11
Skin: E00, E11

For the second card I used exactly the same hair and skin colours 
but I changed the reds to pinks:
RV06, RV04 and RV02.

I have a tutorial on how I colour Blush Babette here if you are interested.

If you havent linked up a creation yet, please do so.  We would love to see your colouring with the RV and R Copics.  Please list the colours you use so we can all learn new colour combinations.  Have a great weekend.

Alicia xx


R and RV - mini cards....

>> Friday, February 10, 2012

Hi, it's great to be back posting in blog land. So much has happened since my last post which isn't too surprising since my last post was in Dec 2011. Now not only has 2012 started but a whole month has already gone and we are well and truly into Feb. During that time I've been travelling and in fact even my last post was scheduled for while I was o/s.

With how quickly this year is passing by, for today's inspiration I wanted to do something that should be attainable to everyone - that is, a very clean and simple card. What I love about CAS is it highlights how well you coloured your image as you can't hide it amongst a bunch of embellishments or DP. It also shows me how much more I want (*need) to practice.

Remember to head to Mad For Markers for all your Copic and Stamping supplies:

Copics: R000, R00RV21, RV34, RV69

Stamps: TGF Lucky Bunnies

Card: X-Press IT

xox Gin.


Colouring with R's and RV's Challenge.

>> Thursday, February 9, 2012

Good morning all!
The weekend is almost upon us and as there is a great new challenge this month, i thought i would share with you a card or two for some inspiration for you to get out there and colour,Colour,COLOUR!!!

R's and RV's i find are not the easiest to colour with. I find they bleed a lot and if you do not get the shading right  they are not very forgiving.
I have always found though if you treat them a little different than your other colours especially the R's you can get some great results. I always try to not flood the page, i always use smaller flicks when using the R's and with that i do not get as much bleeding and they blend better.

The first card i have made today is with a Spech Digital image his name is Draggy, and boy he is SO cute! He reminded me of the Welsh Dragon that my daughter has,so i just had to colour him in red!

Supplies;Spech designer digi stamp-draggy, Copic markers-R22,24,27,29,30,32,35,Y00,08,15,26,28,38 and 0,
 Bo Bunny papers-Crush, Paper smooches stamps-sentiment sampler, Fiskars interchangeable border punch starter set, Bella! glitter card stock, bling.

I think this card would be perfect for a special someone!

My second card i tried using the darker R's and RV's. This card was going to be special for me as i made it for my parents 40th wedding anniversary.

Supplies; The greeting Farm digi image-cake topper kiss, Basic Grey papers,  Copic markers- R20,59,83,85, E00,11,33,35,42,43,47,50,57,Y28,YG45,C3,5,7, 100 and 0,, spellbinders die-lacy squares,and ribbon.

I hope i have given you a little inspiration to enter the current challenge!
All you need to do is upload onto the right sidebar to enter.
 And if you need a stamp to colour or a couple of Copic markers/refills do not forget that the Mad 4 Markers online shop has a great variety of stamps and markers for you to choose from.

I look forward to seeing YOUR card in the challenge!



R's and RV'S !!

>> Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Hi everyone...
our new challenge has started and this time we would like to see you use R'S AND RV'S !!
I have used two stamp sets on this one...

- Flutterheart by the greeting farm (in M4M store now) 
 - Bliss by some odd girl (currently sold out but im sure Sammi would kindly order it for you)

Here it is...

I just love this flutterheart set, It has some great sentiments in it.
The little love hearts border is in the set too...!!

Copics used:
skin - E13,E11,E01,E000,R20
dress - R85,R83,R81
hair piece - Y17,YG03,YG00,E44,R85,R83,R81
hair - E44,E17,E13
other - E35,E34,E29

Thanks for stopping by the challenge blog
Hugz ash


Miss Anya Garland Love U

>> Tuesday, February 7, 2012

It's Samantha here...well Sam for short. I guess you are wondering who I am!??! I am excited to be a new Mad for Markers design team member and this is my very first post....yeah.

So for my very first card creation I have used Miss Anya Garland because I think she would not look prettier than when she is coloured in your R copics. And it so happens that this month's challenge is to use your R or RV copics (my favourites).

Here is my card and I have listed all those beautiful copics below.

Dress and Shoes
R81, R83, R85
Skin and cheeks
E50, E51, E11, R20
E21, E23, E25, E27, E29
White Areas and Shadows
C0, C3, C6
Blue eyes

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

I should also mention that Miss Anya Garland and all the copics can be purchased at the Mad for Markers store

I'll catch you next time but in the mean time
Happy Crafting
Sam xx

Mad For Markers [home link]


New Challenge - Pink/Red Challenge

>> Monday, February 6, 2012

Hi Everyone,
Wow can you believe that it is February already.
As you know from last month our challenges are now going to be run monthly and gives you more time to enter.
It was wonderful to see so many of you joining in last month.

Anyway, I am here today to announce the new challenge ........
PINK / RED - Use R's or RV's in your creation

Here is a card I have created to hopefully get you inspired

Stamp: Love Letter Kaylee (Some Odd Girl)

Copics Used:
E0000, E000, E00, RV00
C4, C5, C6, C7, C8
E70, E71, E74
R20, R21, R22

We look forward to seeing your creations this month.
Remember that you must use Copics on your creation.

This stamp & all your copic needs and accessories can be found at the Mad for Markers Online Store.

Until next time


Mad for Markers Winners - New Colour Combo

>> Sunday, February 5, 2012

Hi Copic Lovers,

I hope you are having a lovely weekend.  It is an exciting day today, the day we announce the winners for our first challenge for 2012 - Use a new Copic Colour Combination!!

We have a randomly selected overall winner:

Congratulations Kerry!

Please email me to find out about being our Guest Designer!

We also have a Top 5 as voted on by our Design Team and our followers.

Congratulations to the following Top 5 Winners:

and Janiel

Please email me for your Mad for Markers favourite blinkie.

Congratulations to everyone who submitted a card or project.  The Design Team loved visiting you and seeing your gorgeous creations.

(Collection closed)

Pop back tomorrow to find out all about our new challenge for February.

Thanks for stopping by,

Alicia xx


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