Fancy Marci off to a BBQ???

>> Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Hi All,
Here is Fancy Marci ready for an Aussie Barbecue on a hot Summer's Day... well that is what I imagined when I made this card! She even has a slight tan!
Copics Used:
Skin: E000, E01, E11, E04, R32
Hair: Y00, Y35, Y28
Dress: Y11, Y15, YR15, YR18
Happy colouring!
~ Susan ♥


A prize for this challenge....

>> Sunday, January 27, 2013

Just thought I'd pop on and mention that there will be a prize for this challenge!! One RANDOM entrant will receive an Outback Luka stamp (from LaLa Land Crafts) !! :D

There's STILL TIME to enter.... What does Australia mean to you? OR simply use Green and Yellow


Happy Australia Day!!!

>> Saturday, January 26, 2013

I wanted to make something for Australia Day ... and had not done so yet.... I thought I'd colour up some of my Gumnuts in ... I printed them lightly so I could have the almost no lines effect... It was a bit darker then I thought but that made it easier for me to colour lol!

Copics used: 
Skin: E000, E01, E11, R20.
Hair: E71, E74, E77, E79.
Gumnut hats:  E30, E31, E33, E35.
White top: W1, W3.
Blues: B93, B95, B97.
Reds: R24, R27, R29, R35, R37, R39, R59.
Yellow: Y02, Y08, Y17.

The rest of my page (in my BLACK SMASH book) is using cut-outs from our local newspaper :) CM stickers and Nikki Sivils lettering stickers.... the Splotchy stamp set form TGF and the "Beut" stamp is the end of "Christmas time is Beut" from Kellie's "Give-a-Girl-a" stamps I shoulda got her Australia day ones as they would have been perfect for this, lol.. maybe for next year! :D I think I might try and make Saturday my Smashing day!!! We'll see how that goes!!! :D 

Well fellow Aussies... I hope you're having a great day off! Enjoy those days OFF ... and overseas friends -  have a lovely weekend!!! xxxx


Australia Day tomorrow - yay!

>> Friday, January 25, 2013

Well, tomorrow is Australia Day and my diary is all ready for it...

Yes, I still keep a paper diary. I also have an electronic one but sometimes I just find it easier to see the year progressing and the days flying by when the pages keep turning...

Anyway, for my Australia Day page I used this LaLaLand stamp of Luka with a boomerang and coloured him in with my trusty Copics (E50/E51/E53, E71/E77/E79, E18/E42/E47, YG91/YG95, R81/RV95, Y28/Y32, G43/G46).

Have you got your entry in yet?


Another Aussie card.

>> Thursday, January 24, 2013

so we are nearly to the end of this months chhallenge! and only a few days away till Australia Day!!!

And what better way to celebrate that by making another aussie card to share.

This time i used a kookaburra as my inspiration.

I used lawn fawn stamps critters down under for this card, along with a few copic markers.

I also used a lil inkers frame die to cut out the photo frame in white.

I hope you liked this card.
Do not forget that you can still enter the challenge over in the right sidebar.

Tara :)


DT call

>> Wednesday, January 23, 2013


Koala Hug Tilda

>> Tuesday, January 22, 2013

This is my last post before Australia Day so HAPPY AUSTRALIA DAY for the 26th of January!

I have found this a chance to use all those cutsie stamps that have furry Australian animals in them...which I can tell you where un-inked until  now.

Copic Colours Used
Skin - E000, E00, YR00, R20, R21, 
  Dress and Green bits -G12, G21, G40
Shirt, Shoes, Hair and other yellow bits -  Y00, Y21, Y24, Y32
Koala - C00, C1, C3, C5, R00, R20, R21
Other - BV000, BG10
If you want to know anymore details about my card you are welcome to check out my blog here.  
Also please pop back to see the other Design Team Creations and to enter of course.
Happy Crafting
Sam xx


Australia = gum trees

>> Thursday, January 17, 2013

The January challenge got me thinking about what Australia means to me. Australia to me has always meant freedom, bush, beach, sun, surf, BBQs. What symbolises Australia for me is gum trees.  I saw a great image in a Christmas colouring book I copied part of it and modified it. I think I will make it into a card. But I haven't got around to it yet!
copics used
E31, E33, E35, E37
G20, G24, G28
R24, R27, R29
What does Australia mean to you?  There is still plenty of time to get creative with your copic markers and enter in our January Challenge.
Look forward to seeing your creations.



Aussie's Abroad

>> Friday, January 11, 2013

Well I thought it was about time I posted something in 2013. I've been enjoying a little break from creating by reading over the past couple of years and thinking about all the different craft projects I've completed or at least started in that time. I've also been considering all the different things I'll like to get done this year so I hope you enjoy them as much as I will...

This week I did manage to do a little colouring and pulled out my trusty Copics in my new favourite shades to colour up an image for the Mad for Markers Challenge this month. The theme is Australian for Australia Day on Jan 26th so I thought I'd remember all the Aussies abroad who'll be having a colder Australia Day than me...

G21, G43, G46, G82, G85, G94, G99
Y02, Y06, Y08
E000, E01, E02, E04, E21

using Autumn Marci from LaLa Land Crafts


Aussie aussie aussie

>> Thursday, January 10, 2013

Hello there!
so australia day is almost upon us!!!
and this month is all about copic markers and australian images.
and what better way to say G'day and with a koala!
so here is my card i created.

I made this card with  Lawn Fawn- critters down under stamp set. i coloured the image with the following copic markers.

Then i used some lil inkers nesting rectangle stitches dies to cut out the image. i then used my Fiskars border punches - banners away and boundary waters, to embellish the card along with some buttons,twine and then a fiskars squeeze punch called scalloped heart to cut out the glitter heart. I finished off with a sentiment.

Don't forget you can still enter the challenge over on the right sidebar till the end of the month!

tara :)


Aussie Aussie Aussie

>> Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Oi Oi Oi

As it is Australia Day on the 26th of this month, here at Mad for Markers Challenge Block we are holding an Australia Theme challenge all month.  This is perfect for me to use my new Kangaroo Marci Stamp from La-La Land Crafts.

Copic Colours Used
Skin - E0000, E00, E11, R00, R2, R85
Shorts and Green bits -G20, G82, G85, G94
Shirt, hat and didgeridoo -  E50,E70, E71, E74, E77
Hair and Boots - E30, E31, E33, E37
Kangaroos - W0, W1, W3, W4

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

Happy Crafting
Sam xx


It's time to hit the beach..almost.

>> Thursday, January 3, 2013

January 26th is Australia Day therefore we have continued the Australian theme this month.  Australia to me means sunshine and beaches although it hasn't been hot enough to venture into the water down here yet. For my card I used Cali Girl from Saturated Canary.

I used these copics
Skin E000, E00, E11, E93
Hair E08, E09, E19, E29
Eyes E09
Bikini and bag YG06, YG03, YG00
Towel Y11, Y13, Y15.

I am looking forward to seeing what Australia means to you in your creations.
Thanks for stopping by
~ Gretchen


Aussie Green and Gold (and a little orange)

>> Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Hi Everyone,
Susan here with some cards to share for the

I immediately thought of using green and gold (yellow) and opened up my Flowers 4 set from My Favorite Things (for the first time!).
I actually made three cards using the same flower image.

Copics used:
Y00, Y11, Y15, Y19, YR68, G43, G46

Hope you are getting crafty to start the new year!
Happy Colouring!
~ Susan xxox


December Winners and January Challenge

>> Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Happy New Year and thanks to everyone who participated in our December Challenge Christmas - Australian style.  Our randomly chosen winner for December is

Congratulations  Anita please send me an email if you would like to be our guest designer in February.

Congratulations also go to our talented Top 3 for December:

Congratulations ladies.  Please email me if you would like a M4M top 3 blinkie for your blog.

January Challenge
January 26th is Australia Day so for this month we are sticking with the Australian theme.  You don't have to have kangaroos or koalas just something that symbolises Australia to you, or you could go with the Australian colours green and gold.  To enter your creation should use copic markers and fit the Australian theme. 

We can't wait to see your creations in our January challenge.
~ Gretchen


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