Bron's Sketch

>> Saturday, July 30, 2011

Hi Copic Lovers,

Today it is my day to remind you about the fabulous sketch challenge we have going on this week at Mad for Markers.  I can tell you I was so motivated by Bron's sketch I have had my card ready for a month!  I made this for my three-year-old niece's birthday.

Here is the sketch to follow:

I coloured with Copics:

Skin: E00, E21, E11, E95, R20
Hair: E35, YR31, Ys1, E31, E33, E35, E15
Dress: RV10, RV21, RV23, RV13, RV06
Outline: C-0
Button: YR07 and Kindy Glitz 
(I was trying to make it looks like a lolly)

I am so looking forward to seeing your entries, so load them up here!

If you like candy please pop on over to my blog.

Happy colouring!

Alicia xx


Sketch Challenge

>> Friday, July 29, 2011

Hi Everyone,
It's Melissa here with another inspiration card (hopefully) for you for this fortnights challenge......Sketch.
Thanks Bron, I had a great time using this sketch.

Here is the sketch:

Here is my inspiration:
Copics Used:
Owl: B21, 0
Oval (Splotches): YG61, YG63
Scalloped Oval: YG63
Background Cardstock: YG61, YG63, B91 (reinkers)

Stamps: Hoo Loves You (The Greeting Farm)
Splotchy (The Greeting Farm)

Now, don't forget for all your copic needs head over to the Mad for Markers Store. Sammi also has the stamps I have used!!

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you will join us in this challenge.

Until next time


Sketch Challenge

>> Thursday, July 28, 2011

Hi everyone, and welcome to Thursday,

It's Honor here today (sorry I'm a bit late with this post, it's been one of those days already lol), with my take on Bron's sketch for this fortnights challenge.  A copy of the sketch is below, along with my inspiration.

I've used my favourite La La Land stamp, Marci with her winter coat.  The paper is from the My Mind's Eye Stella & Rose "Gertie" collection, and the flowers and lace are from my own stash.
The Copic colours I've used are ;

Skin - E000, E00, E11
Hair - E41, E43, E44
Boots - R81, R83, R85
Coat & Hat - B0000, B00, B02

Don't forget to head over to Sammi's store to get all your Copic needs, plus plenty of other awesome products.  I hope you're enjoying the challenge this fortnight, and I can't wait to see what you all come up with.

Honor x


Bron's sketch challenge

>> Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Hi everyone,
Well the weeks just seem to be flying past...cant believe its time for another new challenge, Im sure it will be christmas time again before we know it...
The challenge this fortnight is Bron's sketch and it certainly is a great one !!
Here is my card...

I have used one of the gorgeous new stamps from the blush range by The Greeting Farm...Blush Bonnie,
isn't she sweet!! You even get a matching sentiment with her...Thinking of You.
These are available from the M4M store for $8.50

Copics used:
Dress & Socks - RV66, RV55, RV04
Hair - E79, E74, E71
Skin - E11, E01, E000

The Adhesive Rhinestone bling is available from the M4M store in either clear or coloured for only $3.50 per pack of 100

Also there isn't much longer till copic colour conference in Sydney, I can't wait...!!
All the details for this fun weekend are over at the store.

Hope to see you join in the challenge...

*Hugz* Ashlee


New Challenge - Bron's Sketch

>> Monday, July 25, 2011

Good morning copic lovers it is Bron here today and it is time to bring you our new challenge for the fortnight which is a sketch created by me.

I remember a very wise lady telling me once that when you create a sketch you have to look at it and ask yourself ok how would I use that?  If you struggle to come up with possbilities then you know it is no good. I took this advice on board when I created this sketch, being that it is my first sketch ever, and although it is fairly simple I could imagine lots of possibilities when I looked at the sketch.

and here is my card using the sketch:

I have used the following copics for my card today:
Hair - YG24, YG23 & YG20
Top & hat - R59, R46, R35
Jeans - B97, B95 & B93
Shoes - E79, E77 & E72
Skin - E00, E11, E21, R20 & R11

Now dont forget for all you copics needs to head over the the store as Sammi has a great range of copics and accessories and some very cute stamps too.

Thanks for joining me today and I hope you will come along and play with us using the sketch. I cant wait to see how everyone is going to use it.

Hugs Bron xo


Announcing the Winners of our Pink and Yellow Challenge!!!

>> Sunday, July 24, 2011

Hi Copic Lovers,

Thank you so much for your entries in the gorgeous Pink and Yellow challenge.
I loved visiting all your inspiring blogs.

This fortnight we have judged the entries using our new voting system that we introduced last week.
Our Prize winner is chosen randomly and our Top 3 are chosen from the winning votes in the Inlinkz in the side bar.

Our Random Winner who is eligible for the prize for this fortnight...a pink and yellow Copic marker of your choice is:

If you could email Sammi to discuss the details about your prize!!

And now for the Top 3 determined by your votes and the votes of our Design Team:


If you ladies in the top 3 can email me, I will send you your Top3 Blinkie.

Congratulations to all our entrants.
Stay tuned for our new challenge beginning tomorrow.

Happy Colouring,
Alicia xx


Ballet Lesson

>> Thursday, July 21, 2011


So glad you dropped by today.

Hope you have all been having a pleasant week. Mine has been pretty good, but it will get a whole lot better around 3pm today when I pick the boys up from school and we head in to a three day weekend!

But before that I want to show you my card today.

Mad For Markers current challenge still has a couple of days to go and I hope to inspire you to join in the fun.

For my card I have used one of my very own images called "Ballet Lesson" available over at my new digi store

Copic Markers used

Skin - E000, E00, E11, E21 and R20
Tutu - R81, R83 and R85
Hair - Y21, Y23, Y26 and Y28

There have been some really fabulous entries submitted so far and the Design Team have been working hard to create some beautiful cards to inspire you.

We look forward to seeing your pretty PINK and YELLOW creation.

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 today

Michelle :o)


Flight of the Butterfly...

>> Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Hi All. Susan here with my latest creation for the current PINK and YELLOW Challenge. You still have plenty of time to enter so get your copics out and start colouring!

I have made a clean and simple card using the Hero Arts Butterflies cling set...

Copics used:
 R0000, R20, R81, R83, R85, Y11, Y13, Y15, 0

Card Recipe:
Cardstock: White card, X-Press It Blending Card
Stamps: Hero Arts Butterflies, Hero Arts September clear set (swirl), CC Designs AmyR Butterflies(sentiment)
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black, Versamagic Pink Petunia, Versafine Black Onyx
Embellishments/Other: Copics, Kaisercraft pearls, Kindyglitz crystalina, foam dots

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 and X-Press It Blending Card supplies!

Have a great day!
~ Susan xxox


Better Late Than Never!!!!!

>> Monday, July 18, 2011

Good Evening Copic Lovers,

Firstly I would like to apologise for my late post, I have had one of those days where it doesn't rain, it pours!!!!!!!!!

We are carrying on with our current challenge here on the challenge blog which is to colour with Pink and Yellow. These two colours always look great together. They are also really easy to use and most people have these colours in their collections.

I wanted to show you just how easy it is to use your Copic Markers. I know a lot of people get really worried when they see some of the work out in blog land that has been coloured with Copic Markers and think there is no way they could colour like that. I also know shading and lighting is really hard to master.

Today I have coloured a flower stamp which I stamped three times, I then layered the flower onto each other. I did use a little bit of shading but it is a little hard to see in the photo. My card was a pre bought one that was already embossed with the frame and flowers so I just went over some of the flowers with a little bit of colour.

I then punched some little flowers out of blending card and coloured then with just one colour Y32. I then coloured little white pearls with Y35 and added to the centre of the flowers to give a little bit of contrast.

I did this to show you just how easy it is to colour with your Copic Markers and make your card look nice. You don't have to go to all the effort of sitting for 3 hours colouring an image. Even just a little bit of colour will make your flowers stand out.

Copics Used:

R20, R21, R22.

Y32, Y35.

Remember no matter how you colour of what you colour it is all up to you. If you like it, then it is PERFECT!!!!!!!!!!!!

You still have 4 days to get your Pink and Yellow creations linked to our blog. We are loving seeing all the different creations. Remember this time around the voting will be a little different You never know, you could be the lucky winner!!!!!!!!!!!

Thanks for stopping bye and check back every day for some great inspiration!

Mel B


Pink and Yellow Clean and Simple

>> Saturday, July 16, 2011

Hi Copic Lovers,

Alicia here today, I hope you are having a lovely weekend so far!
I have a cased Clean and Simple card for you today.
A lady wanted me to make this for her grandaughter and she saw a card made by the talented Iwona Palamountain and asked me if I could make one just like it.  Head on over to my blog here to see Iwona's Card.

I changed the colours because I wanted it to fit in with our Pink and Yellow Challenge.

The Copics I used are:

Pinks: RV34, RV23, RV13, RV21
Yellows: Y08, Y11, Y06
Skin: E11, E21, E00, R20
Hair: E47, E57, E35, E11

The clouds I printed out already coloured from my computer and I found them by googling "clouds" in an image search.

Have you seen this yet???

I am so excited, my copy came in the mail yesterday!!

These gorgeous little magazines are available at Mad for Markers for only $6.95 and are packed full of inspirations, tips and ideas.  Go straight here to purchase yours.
I was lucky enough to have a few of my cards published in this issue.

Only a week left to enter our Pink and Yellow challenge so link up your creations and we will pop around and visit you.

Happy Colouring,

Alicia xx


Pink & Yellow Challenge

>> Friday, July 15, 2011

Hi Everyone,
It's Melissa here with another creation to hopefully inspire you in our Pink & Yellow Challenge.
With this card I decided to work on the colours on the embellishments rather than the image itself.

Copics used:
Zebra: N4, N5, N6, N8, N10, RV000, RV00
Butterfly: TV000, RV32, RV34, Y21, Y23, Y38
Grass: YG11, YG17, YG45, YG61, YG63, YG67
Flowers:RV32, RV34, Y21, Y23

Keep the entries coming, there is even a prize of 2 copic markers!

Also, don't forget to stop by the Mad for Markers Store for all your copic needs.
Check out the new stamp releases & Copicendium Issue One is now available for purchase.
Until next time


Pink & Yellow Challenge

>> Thursday, July 14, 2011

Good morning everyone, and welcome to Thursday !!!

I'm very excited to be here with you today, for my first post as DT Member at M4M.  I hope you're all enjoying this challenge as much as I am.  Pink & yellow wasn't a combination I'd used before, but I love it !!!  Here is my inspiration, I hope you like it too!

Here are the Copics I've used;

Boots & t-shirt - R81, R83, R85
Overalls - Y00, Y02
Hair - E41, E43, E44
Basket - E53, E55, E57
Fishing pole - W3, W5
Fishing lure - Y19 and Crystalina Kindyglitz

The background is also a Magnolia stamp, using;

Birds - B00, B02, B05, Y17 and E57
Ring - RV09
Flowers & leaves - Y17, RV10, R13, YG05, YG11, YG13 and YG17
Bushes, fence & trees - E55, E57,YG13, YG17, YG11
Path - E41, E43
Sun Y15, Y17, Y19
Sky B0000, B00
Rainbow - V12, V15, RV10, RV13, BG32, BG34

We'd all love to see your pink & yellow combinations, so make sure you get your entry in and there is even a prize up for grabs ... and who doesn't love that !!!

Don't forget to check out the Mad For Markers store for all your Copic needs, and it's here too you'll get your very own copy of Copicendium (Issue 1) .... I've got mine on order !!!

Thanks for stopping by, and make sure you check out the other DT inspiration for this challenge too.

Take care,
Honor x


Pink and Yellow challenge

>> Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Hi everyone.... are you enjoying the new challenge we have going.... pink and yellow ??
I tend to use pink alot on my cards....makes them look so cute and girly !!
Here's my inspiration for you...I hope you like it.

Here's a pic with all the copics I used for this card....Cant wait to see your pink and yellow creations....
There's even a prize of two copic markers up for grabs!!
Also go over to the mad for markers store and check out all the new stamps available, the new release some odd girl stamps are now in store and Copicendium issue one is available now....Cant wait to purchase my copy, Im sure there is going to be some great copic ideas in there!!

*Hugz* ashlee


Yellow & Pink Challenge

>> Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Good morning copic lovers its Bron here today sharing with you my card for the current challenge.

To be honest I have not used a heap of yellow markers on my image (just the flower and some butterflies) but I have used lots of Pink!

Copics used:
Hair - E79, E37, E35 & E33
Dress - R39, R85, R83 & R81
socks - R85, R83 & R81
Shoes - E79, E75 & E72
Flower in hair - Yr24, YR23, YR20, Y21, R05 (Red Spica pen)
Butterflies - A mix of V15, V12 & V00 (with purple Spica Pen) & Y00, Y0000

I am really hope you can come join us on this challenge and look forward to seeing what you create.

Now don't forget for all your copic needs stop by the store. Don't forget to check out the range of stamps while you are there too.

Thanks for stopping by today
Bron xox


New Challenge :: Pink and Yellow

>> Monday, July 11, 2011

Good morning Copic lovers! It is time again for a new challenge here at Mad for Markers and this time we have a challenge chosen by the lovely Tanya (who unfortunately had to step down from the DT due to other commitments) so I am posting this in her place :D

we would love for you to use PINK and YELLOW copics on your creations this fortnight! Here is a little inspiration to start you off....

I've pictured the Copics used in with the card but I will list them again for you so you know what went where....

the colours used are:
Face: R0000, R000, R01, RV91, R81
Dress: R81, 83, 85
Socks, R81, R0000
Hair: Y000, Y21
Bling: Y23, RV66
Ribbon: Y21

I also should mention that I stamped this "Blush" image (new from The Greeting Farm... she is out of stock but I have some more flying in soon!) onto watercolour card instead of nice smooth blending card! It creates an interesting effect and can be fun to see the ink getting soaked in, feathering.... but I must warn you that it does soak up your ink... so if you don't want to use up lots of ink at once then stick to the smooth blending card!!

We would very much love to see your creations!!

***N.B *** This week we are letting you vote on your favourite creations... which will replace the DT favourites ... we gave it a bit of a sneaky trial run last week and it seems like it could work ... so we will let you know when the voting is going to start ... make sure you get your cards in there by Sat so they can be voted on!!!

Oh yes... and one random winner will receive a pink and a yellow marker of their choice!



Red Hair Challenge Winners!!!

>> Sunday, July 10, 2011

Hi Copic Lovers,

Alicia here. Today I am excited to announce our winners for our Red Hair Challenge.
I personally loved visiting all of our entrants and seeing the fantastic red hair colouring combinations! A big thank you to all of our wonderful entrants and a big thank you to the Design Team for their great inspiration.

This fortnight we have randomly selected our winner and the lucky person is Philipa Petty with this gorgeous card:

Our Top 3 as voted on by the design team is actually a Top 4 this fortnight and the lucky winners are:


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

This challenge we trialled the option of giving everyone the opportunity to vote on our winners and this proved quite successful. So for our next fortnight's challenge we will judge our Top 3 from the votes on Inlinkz. I will remind you when to vote, it will be the Saturday before we announce the winners.

I cant wait for our next challenge to begin (which will be tomorrow) so get your Copics ready!!
Happy Colouring,

Alicia xx


Running Late for a Very Important Date!

>> Friday, July 8, 2011

Well better late than never! I emailed Sammi this morning and said a massive sorry, but my Friday share on here was going to be late.

Sharing some more red hair with you today, and to be honest, I think we have seen just about every possible combination imagineable over the last fortnight. So today I am going to share some red highlighted hair! After all, foils are in, streak caps are so yesterday and its okay for guys to want to look special!


Copics Used for Hair: E33, E35, E37, E08

I know this last fortnight has opened my eyes up to what Red hair can look like and different ideas on how to create wonderful images. I hope you have got some hints and tips from the girls too!

Have a wonderful Friday, what's left of it. School holidays start here in the West in about two hours ... yippee!


It's Your Birthday - Enjoy It!!

>> Thursday, July 7, 2011

Hi there Copic Fans!!

It's Thursday again and that means it's my turn to create and share a card to inspire you to participate in the current challenge over at Mad For Markers.

There is still a couple of days left for you to submit your entry so don't be shy, give it a try.

I have actually enjoyed the challenge of RED HAIR this time. On previous occassions I have gone straight for the dramatic bold reds  but this time I wanted to create a more traditional red head, using the same colours as my previous card for this challenge.

To me, this is the best part of participating in challenges, you get to try something you may not otherwise have been inspired to do. Traditionally I have stuck to the standard brown or blonde hair but I have fallen in love with this particular hair colour now.

For my card i have used this fabulous image from Tickled Pink Stamps called "Lil Pinkette - August".

Click image to see it more clearly

Copic used to colour this image

Skin - E000, E00, E11 and R20

Hair - YR61,YR65, YR68, E33 and E35

Clothes - B91, B93,B95, Y21, Y23, YR61,YR65, C1 and C3
The current Mad For Markers challenge is open now and the fabulously talented Design Team have already posted some stunning creations to get you all inspired over on the Mad For Markers challenge blog. Hop on over there now and check them out.

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 :-)


Lots of Red Hair!

>> Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Hi All...Susan here with my Wednesday post and I have lots to show today so I will get right down to it. I have four (yes, you read correctly... FOUR!) cards to share with you today, each using a different combination of Copic markers to create red hair for our current  RED HAIR challenge.

The first card uses the Some Odd Girl stamp Dancin Mae.

Her hair is coloured in using E51, E11, YR14 and E07.

Here is Twirl Anya that I have coloured in three ways. The Copics used for the hair are written beside each image.

Here are the three cards that I have made using the Twirl Anya stamp from The Greeting Farm. This stamp is available now at the Mad for Markers store. Just click on the link!

Hair coloured using: E51, E15, E08 and E09.

Hair coloured using: E00, E11, YR14 and E08.

Hair coloured using: YR00, YR02, YR04, YR07, YR14 and R08.

For more details on these cards please check out my blog. This post is long enough without all the card details as well! LOL!  :o)

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!

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

Hope you enjoyed my creations.
Have a great day!
~ Susan xxox


Red, Red and More Red!!!!!!

>> Monday, July 4, 2011

Hello Copic Lovers

Mel B here with you today to bring you another creation for our current challenge which is to colour RED Hair. That's as simple as the challenge is so there is no excuse why everyone and anyone can't take part. We as the Design Team have so much fun looking at everyone's creations.

So Here is what I have to show you today

This is a "The Greeting Farm" Image that I have, I really like to colour her because she has beautiful hair and it looks so great with all different colours.

I have chosen to go a bit wild with her hair this time and not stick to the basic red's.

I think she turned out great. If only I could pull off red hair like this in real life!!!

Copics Used;

Hair: R32, R35, R37, R39, N7, N9.
Dress: B60, B63, B66, C6.
Flower: R20, R21, R22, R35, Y28.
Skin: E0000, E000, E11.

Make sure you check back each day for some great creations from the Design Team. You have until the end of the weekend to get your creations linked to this blog.

If you are running low on stamps or colours to use why not check the Mad shop here:
There is always something there for everyone. You may just need that 1 marker to finish off your red colour combination.

Thanks for dropping Bye

Mel B


Red Hair Challenge

>> Saturday, July 2, 2011

Hi Copic Lovers,

Our current challenge is Red Hair.
This is a card I made awhile ago for my Mum for Mother's Day.
She has red hair so that is why I coloured it red.
The hair on the lady on the card is a little more vibrant than my Mum's but not by much!

I coloured with Copics:
Skin: E21, E00, R20, E02
Hair: YR68, R17, R59, E08, YR61, R37
Lips: R59, R37
Blue Dress: B00, B05, B02

I made these flowers with felt paper, kindy glitz and pearls.

Please link up your red hair creations.
I cant wait to seem them!

Alicia xx


Red Hair Challenge

>> Friday, July 1, 2011

Hi Everyone,
Welcome to another day here at the Mad for Markers Blog.
This week we started a new Challenge - Red Hair.

I must admit that I was totally out of my depth when I heard that this challenge was being set.
I have never tried to colour 'red' hair & was totally out of my comfort zone.
After putting this off for quite a while I finally searched some blogs for some ideas, only to find that the copic colours they have used for red hair, I did not have. So I came up with my own.

Here is my creation for this week:

Copics Used:
Hair: E17, E15, E27
Skin: E0000, E000, RV00, R35, R37, R43
Eyes: B23, B26, B28
Glasses: T5, T7, T9
Top: R43, R35, R37
Jeans: B91, B93, B95, B97
Boots: E71, E74

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

Until next time


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