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


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