Brown, Brown, Brown

>> Monday, February 28, 2011

Hello all and welcome to another little piece of inspiration from my part of the world.

It's time for a new challenge here at Mad For Markers. The challenge is up and here are the details:

Male Cards – Use Brown Copics on your Creation.

That's it. pretty simple this month. All you have to so is use brown Copic Markers on your creations.

I have used a digi image from Make It Crafty this month. I didn't want to do the normal male image so I have chosen a bird house instead. I really like this image as you can really change it up and use totally different colours to make it more of a girly image or just use the browns like I have for the male version.(Sorry for the poor quality photo. Not sure what happened)

Copics Used:
E33, E35, E37, E59, E49.
YG91, YG93, YG97.

I have added some small Kaiser flowers and some pearls and I then added a fence I cut using a Ti Holtz Die. I coloured it with some walnut ink to carry with the brown theme. Remember your card can have anything on it as long as it follows the theme for the challenge and you have used your Copic Markers somewhere on your creation.

Mad For Markers is now stocking The Greeting Farm stamps so if you don't have that perfect male stamp check out the shop here:

Have fun with the challenge, there is a small prize for a random winner at the end of the month and make sure you keep checking back every day for more great inspiration from the rest of the design team.


Mel B


Male cards Challenge

>> Sunday, February 27, 2011

Good evening ... popping on tonight to let you know what our new challenge is...
This month we would like to see you creating ...

Male Cards – Use Brown Copics on your Creation.

There will be plenty of inspiration coming from the DT but to kick us off... here's a Male brown card using Edward (from the Greeting Farm) who is now available to purchase here in Oz at Mad for Markers!!! :D yay!!

Copics used:
Skin: E0000, E000, E00, E11, RV00/E000
Hair: E13, 15, 17, 18
Shirt: E51, 53
Vest: E40, 42, 43
Pants: E74, 77, 79
Shoes, E37, 39, 74
Ribon - coloured with E79, edges of card - E79 also!

Now that Mad for Markers is selling stamps ... thought it would be fun to have a stamp as the prize for this challenge... so the random winner of the next challenge will receive an Edward stamp :D

{Please Link up your cards in the sidebar}


Winner and DT favourites for the crazy hair colouring...

Good afternoon everyone... Can we say that you all totally ROCKED the crazy hair challenge! There was some very funky coloured hair out there in blogland this past month!! :D

Now we did promise a small prize for a random winner... so let's draw one... Their prize will be three Spica pens :D

Congrats Arabella!! This is her crazy haired Mer Ian .. isn't he sweet!!
and the DT have also sent me a list of some of their favourites... which I did have to cut down or this post would have gone on forever!! Be assured that we did LOVE all the entries but wanted to showcase just a couple here...

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Congrats ladies... If you would like to display the favourites blinky on your blog then please use the following html:

We will be back later tonight with the new challenge .. so stay tuned! Meanwhile.. here is a link to all the Crazy Hair entries!!


Funky Miss Stella!

>> Friday, February 25, 2011

Hey There Everyone, Emma here with some last minute Crazy hair inspiration for you! Don't forget that you have until tomorrow to get your Crazy Hair entry in!

Sorry, but I have gone for the Hot Pink Strip again with my Crazy Hair, I think it looks really funky and adds that little bit of character to Miss Stella. You should give it a go, you don't have to do hot Pink, maybe you could do bright Green or whatever color takes your fancy!

Copic Colors Used:
Hair - RV29, RV25, RV23, RV10
Dress - YG99, YG97, YG95, YG93, RV29, RV25, RV23
Background - C5, C3, C1, C00, RV21, 0

Hope everyone has a Fantastic weekend!



>> Thursday, February 24, 2011

Good morning everyone. It is Tracey here on another Thursday
with 'hopefully' some inspiration for you all.

Now I coloured this image for the challenge (of course) but when I had
finished the hair it so did not match the DP. Hmmm what to do. Well
the best thing about Copic markers is that you can colour over
dark colours and it still won't contaminate the marker colours.
Go to list of Copics to see what I used for the hair to fix.

Copics used:
Hair: R59, R46, R43, R29 (to fix colour).
Skin: E000, E00, E21, E02
Crown/dress: R0000, R00, R20, R32
Boots: W9, W7, W5, W3.

mwah Trace xoxo


Diva Mermaid

>> Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Hi, Suzanne here, it's Wednesday today so I get to show you my latest Copics creation, hope you like her.

Isn't this a fantastic image, I adore it. Of course I have used Copics to colour her.

Hair - G00, G02, G05
Skin - E000, E00, E11
Mermain tail - B000, B12, B14, B16
Rocks - E13, E15, E17
Seaweed - YG93, YG97

Come get your Copics out and create then link up your fab creation on the sidebar.

Don't have any copics or need more check out Sammi's store.

Thanks for stopping by
Suzanne x


Door Hanger using Sammi's Copic Fairy

>> Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Hi all, Our talented DT Boss Lady Sammi has been doodling and gave us this cute 'Copic Fairy' to play with, now I was just imagining how nice it would be to craft in peace and quiet (which doesn't happen often enough lol!) and the idea was born to make a door hanger.  Just might be good enough to put on the door for our 'Colour Copic Confence 2011' held in October at Sydney full details here.  We sure would love to see you.

I have coloured the clear rhinestones with BV08, YG09, YR16, have used spicas in various places (outer edge of wings, hair band, boots.  

Copics used, thought I would have a go with a photo, as always wanted to do this lol!  But think I will stick to a list in future, as I couldn't get them all the right way round!

You have until Saturday to get your entries in, we sure would love to see more amazing crazy hair colouring.

Thank you for visiting, happy crafting, take careX:)


Crazy Hair Continued

>> Monday, February 21, 2011

Hi Everyone
Welcome to another week of the Mad for Markers Crazy Hair Challenge.
I still find it a challenge to do colours for hair other than brown, however I have had alot of fun creating this card for you.

Copics Used:
Skin: E0000, E000, R20
Pants: B91, B93, B95, C3, C5
Shirt & Socks: R27, R29
Hair: B01, B04, B05, Copic Opaque White
Shoes: C1, C3, C5, C7

Thanks for stopping by & come back tomorrow for more inspiration.

Don't forget to pop over to the Mad for Markers online store for all your copic needs.

Until next time


Mary's Princess Anya

>> Friday, February 18, 2011

Good morning,
Today we are showing some work from a facebook friend... and it fits perfectly into our current challenge of crazy hair colouring!! :) This blue haired Princess Anya has been coloured by our facebook friend .... Mary

Here are the colours she used...
Face E000, E00, E02
Dress V93, R81, R83, V91, V15
Star Wand and Tiara R30, R32, R22, R39, RV95
Hair B93, B95, B97
Shadow outline C1

Thanks for sharing your work with us Mary!! LOVING the blue hair!!


Blue hair day

>> Thursday, February 17, 2011

Hi there Copic fans!!

Oh it is so good to be creating again. It seems like ages since I have actually posted something new.

It's Thursday so that means it is my turn to inspire you to get your Copics out and have a little fun. And like so many other Copic enthusiasts what I really enjoy is colouring hair and we have a fun new challenge at Mad For Markers where we want you to get a little crazy with your hair colours.

For my card I have used Kenny K's "Club Kid"

A quick shot of the inside of the card for you.

Colours used for this cards as follows:
Hair & Jeans - B91, B93 & B97
Skin - E000, E00, E11 and R20
Jacket and Shoes - E35,E37&E39
Shirt - R20 & R22

There are already quite a few gorgeous submissions to this current challenge and if you haven't already had a chance to check them out I invite you to pop on over and leave these lovely people some blog love. They are all well worth a look see.

For all your Copic and related supplies head on over to Mad For Markers online store.

Mad For Markers post to Australia and New Zealand and stock a large range of Copic Markers, Blending Card, Masking Paper etc.
You can also check out the store blog and challenge blog for tips, tutorials and inspiration.

Thanks for stopping by

Michelle :-)


Crazy Hair Combo

>> Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Hello Copic Lover's,

It's Cassandra here to share with you my latest take on the Mad for Marker's  "Crazy Hair Colour Challenge" at the Mad for Marker's Challenge blog.
I have coloured a Greeting Farm stamped image today. I don't make many boy cards, so it was something different for me lol. I love how he is holding a cute little dinosaur :o)

I have used the following Copics:

Face/Skin: E000,00,11,13
T-Shirt: YR00,02,04,W0,01,03
Jeans: B91,95,97
Shoes: E25,31
Hair/Dinosaur: YG00,21,23,25

We have had some fantastic entries so far! I can't wait to see what fabulous creations the rest of you create.
Thanks for stopping by.

Cassandra xo


Crazy Hair Combo ~ Green and Brown

>> Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Hi Copic Lovers,

Alicia here today, with a new card for the Crazy Hair Challenge.  This has to be my most favourite M4M Challenge yet!  I have gone with another Kenny K image (hope you arent sick of me colouring them yet!) and I chose the colours brown and green to base my card and image on.

I made a Tri-Shutter card.  To do this take a 6x12 inch piece of card stock.  Score it at 2, 4, 8 and 10 inches.  Then cut between the 2 and 10 inch score lines at 2 inches and 4 inches.

I used the following Copics to colour my image:
Greens: G14, YG06, YG23, YG11
Browns: E47, E37, E35, E31
Reds: R59, R27, RV34
Greys: C-1, C-3, C-5
Skin: E21, E00, R20

Why not join in the fun with our Crazy Hair Challenge right here at Mad for Markers!
Its a great excuse to colour hair in some crazy ways!

Alicia xx


The Crazy Dance!

>> Monday, February 14, 2011

Hello to all our copic Lovers.....................

It's time for another card for the current challenge here at Mad For Markers which is "Crazy Hair" Combos. I think the challenge is fitting for what is happening around the world at the moment. We have had such terrible weather and I know there will be a lot of people out there who feel like they are going "crazy".

I chose this "The Greeting Farm" image which reminded me of the saying, Sing like no one is listening, dance like no one is watching, live like there will be no tomorrow, work like you don't need the money........ and I cant' remember the rest but I think we could all do with a bit of craziness, dancing like no one is watching us and singing like no one is listening. Live like there is no tomorrow, and just enjoy what we have here and now.
I have been practicing my colouring lately and trying to get the hang of fading to white in the middle of the colouring. I am not sure how great it looks but I am pretty happy with the result.
YG03, YG11, YG23.
E50, E51.
RV10, RV13.
C3, C5.
You still have plenty of time to get your own creations in so why not colour like no one cares how it turns out and just have fun with some awesome colours. Remember they have to be crazy colours using your copic markers.
You can always check out The Stamp Spot here if you are in need of some new stamps.
Happy colouring
Mel B


Crazy Haired Creeper!

>> Friday, February 11, 2011

I have to say that I am am absolutely loving all those crazy hair colors that I have been seeing, they look AMAZING!

Ok so onto my Creeper Tuesday, isn't she just super duper cute! I love her with her hot pink hair do. She is like a Pretty Princess mixed with a little Punk Rocker....hehe!

Copic Colors Used:
Hair - RV29, RV25, RV23, E79, E37, E35, E31
Dress - RV13, RV21, RV00
Boots - E47, E44, E43, E42, E41
Skin - E11, E00, E000, R20

Make sure to keep up the fantastic entries that are coming through, as they all look sooo cool!


Purple Dream

>> Thursday, February 10, 2011

Good morning everyone. Are we all enjoying the current challenge....???? I don't know about you all but I love colouring different hair colours but don't do it nearly enough. I thought this Sweet Pea stamp was perfect for using a crazy colour like purple for the hair. Good luck. Can't wait to see what you come up with.

Copics used:
Hair: V93, V15, V17, V9
Skin: E000, E00, E21, E02
Other purples: V91, 93, 15, 17
Greens: YG21, 23, 25, 67, 63
Background: BG11
Purple spica pen.
Other: E08, E04


Sweet Pea

>> Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Hi all, glad you could stop by, today of course is Wednesday, it's my day, Suzanne, to show you what I have created for the monthly challenge theme, and in case you didn't know this month is Crazy Hair Colours, gotta have fun with that one.

So I have chosen a Sweet Pea stamp, love colouring these up, so much fun.

Here are the Copics I used:
Hair - BV00, BV20, BV04
Skin - E000, E00, E11, E04
Dress: - V04, V06
Wings - B0000, B000
Also used B23 and RV25

I thoroughly enjoyed creating this card, hope it inspires you to enter, just link up your creation on the sidebar and don't forget to use your Copics.

See you again soon


Crazy Hair Colour - Purple and Orange

>> Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Hi all, first I have to say STUNNING hair colours from the DT and our entrants, can't wait to see what else you creative people come up with!  So continuing our Crazy Hair Copic Colouring Challenge, we would love to see hair not coloured in the usual blondes, browns and brunettes.  Now you can use one of Sammi's from her chart here or make up your own, please let us know which colours you use so we can try them out too and they could be part of Sammi's soon to be released new hair colour chart.

Now I think I have tried to be a little too ambitious for my colouring talents but, so had to have my fave colour purple and next fav colour orange together, so here is 'Sweet Pea Blue Eyed Fairy'.

A side look to show the gorgeous lip colour using Lavender Spica pen and special effects (I do have to confess to having had a gorgeous sparkly lippy just like this), also used Lilac Spica for eye shadow.  Shows the special effect on the paper toled flowers, eyes and choker, also a closer look at the orange copic coloured flowers.


Hair - V12, V15, V17, YR00, YR02, YR04 & 0
Skin & face - E000, E00, B26, R20, & Lilac Spica for the eyeshadow
Choker and dress BV01, BV02, BV04, BV08 & Gold Spica
Spotted Outside, V0000, V000, V01, V12

Sammi over at the Mad for Markers Store now has the full selection of Sketch and ciaos in stock for a faster delivery service.  We the DT look forward to seeing your Crazy Hair colour creations.  Have FUN!

Take CareX:)


Crazy Crazy Hair

>> Monday, February 7, 2011

Hi Everyone
Welcome to another week here at the Mad for Markers Challenge Blog.
This week we will be continuing on with the Crazy Hair Challenge.

For me, this was a challenge as I always use browns for hair, however this week I left my comfort zone & used pink. Hope you like it.

Copics Used:
Skin: E0000, E000, R20
Hair: R81, R83. R85, Copic Opaque White
Clothes: R83, R85, R89

For inspiration, you can use Sammi's Hair Chart which can be found here.
More DT inspiration can be found back here each day.

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

Until next time


Crazy Pink Hair

>> Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Hello Crafty Copic Lover's,

The New challenge here at Mad for Marker's literally is a 'challenge' for me lol. I am a traditional type of boring Copic person, who uses browns for hair. But, as you can see by my card below I have jumped out of that square and into the unknown and enjoyed it lol.

I have used a Kenny K digital image to colour in for this card. His images are so much fun and are great for our "Crazy Hair Challenge" as crazy colours suit the characters lol. And don't be frightened our your Copic's as the wonderful Sammi has posted a Crazy Colours chart to help you out with selecting Copic colours, click HERE for a look!

Here is a close up of my crazy hair coloured image. Can you tell pink is my favourite colour?? 

And here are the wonderful Copic colour's I have used to colour my image.
So I encourage you all to step our of your comfort zone and go crazy colouring in some crazy hair colour's on your favourite images! And don't forget to stop by Mad for Marker's online store for more crazy Copic Marker's.
Thanks for stopping by.

Cassandra xo


Crazy Hair Combo - Red and Black

>> Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Hi Copic Lovers,

I am so excited about this new challenge here at Mad for Markers...Crazy Hair Colour Combo!
The place to live out your crazy hair fantasies!
I play it pretty safe with my own hair...don't change it around too much...but I admire the people who are brave enough to go a bit crazy with their colours and cuts.  It is great fun to colour some crazy hair combos...wonder what I would look like with black hair with red streaks....

Today I am showing a card I coloured in a few nights ago.
I am LOVING these Kenny K pretty new to them, but they have renewed my love for colouring...the Magnolia's just werent "doing it" for me lately.  These Kenny K's kind of remind me of playing barbies when I was little...dressing them up in crazy clothes and styling their hair.  So I chose to go with the colours Red and Black for this girl...I coloured her in first and then I found papers to suit...normally I do it the other way round...find the papers and colour to match them.

She was originally going to be a birthday card, but when it came to putting on the sentiment I decided she was more Valentines so I just added a chipboard heart and coloured that with Copics too.

The colours I used were:
Greys: C-1, C-3, C-5, C-7
Black 100
Outline BG10
Reds: R59, RV29, R29, R85
Skin: E51, E00, R20

I was so tempted to add glitter, but hubby said it didn't need is a masculine card (for a man) after all, so I took his advice...but I am still thinking a little glitter here and there would be nice...

So what are you waiting for??
Get some crazy colours out and enter our Crazy Hair Colour Combo challenge....its heaps of fun!

Alicia xx


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