Ranunculus Fields of Orange

>> Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Well there is only a matter of hours left for you to enter our Autumn challenge and as this is my last Inspiration card for this challenge I have decided to use one of my favourite Stampendous stamps called 'Ranunculus Fields'.

I have a confession that I spent a lot of time shading and blending the flowers...then I just covered it with stickles!  My efforts are now not visible :-(

Copics Markers Used
Flowers - YG01, Y21, Y24, Y27
Leaves - YG93, YG95

If you want to know anymore details about my card you are welcome to check out my blog here.
Please pop back to see what our next challenge will be!

  Happy Crafting 
Sam xx


Mad for Markers DT Autumn #3

>> Monday, April 29, 2013

Hi All

Well I looked at the calendar and OMG this month is nearly over and I have had 3 Challenges
                                          with the  Theme "AUTUMN" This is a cutie.....
From Sassy Cheryl - A Penny for your thoughts.

I have not been too well in the past few weeks but zoning out in my craftroom I call therapy.
Helps me to not think!!! of the outside world...
I have a quiet a big lump in my breast and it was caused by (They think) a infection, so firstly to remove the pain Drugs.... lots of Antibiotics for infection and this week a Ultrasound, now the swelling is down and not so painful (I gave it a 11/10 pain ratio).  Then they will determine where to go from there.
Pretty snappy person ATM. Being back at my real job helps me as well. But I do love to colour and love to create very imaginative Cards. Enough of the old cow (Thats what I call myself)... Mastitis!!

This card is as close to autumn as you can get. I know my neighbour hates our Canadian Maple Tree this time of Year... So this is me and my dog in the backyard with a tree thats dropping leaves every split second... Think of her having a cry over leaves on her driveway......
THATS LIFE!!! Suck it up princess. Tress are nature. 

Copics Used.

Skin: E000, BV00, E11, R30
Hair: E70, E74,E77
Jumper: R11,R000,E04 (Combination I found at Crafty Mumma and love it).
Shorts: B32,B34,B37.
Shoes: RV29,R46,R85.
Dog (Jack): E33,E35,E39 finished with E30 to blend.

Embelishments my trustly Silouette Cameo my best friend.
Charms my own stock of Jewels.

Yours in Craft
Jane McNally. (Nannymac)
Hope May 2013 is much better month...


Hello Autumn

>> Friday, April 26, 2013

Hello friends in the blogland,
Hope you are good and enjoying your crafty moments.
On my side of the world, yes it is Autumn and I simply love this season-
the colours, chill in the air ... warm cuppa ..!

Here is my DT- using different layer of paper and cardstock related to Autumn colours with little bit of distress ink .

Materials Used
Yellow Ochre cardstock
red cardstock
yellow cardstock
My Mind's Eye - Lost & Found
M/S border punch
white & brown baker twine
brown pearl
Liquid Pearl - Platinum
clear bling
cuttlebug & folder
La-La Land Craft - corner die-cut
Digi Image - Saturated Canary
Copic Colours Used
Hair - E13-Y21-Y23-YR24-YR31
Face-E000- E50-E51-E53
Dress- Y000-Y00-Y02-Y04-Y08
Panel- YG03-YG05- YG11
Hope you like what i have to share .
Thank you so much for stopping by and taking a peek .
Until Then
Happy Crafting


Autumn Kaylee

>> Thursday, April 25, 2013

This month our challenge is an Autumn tones photo inspiration

My card uses Kaylee's closet from Some Odd Girl.  I don't usually colour with Autumn tones but I do love this hair colour and will no doubt be using it more often.
Kaylee is coloured with these copics:
Hair E08, E09, E19, E29
Skin E000, E00, E11, R20
Dress YR12, YR15, YR18 and Gold Spica
Shoes E29, E27, E25
Shadows BV0000, BV00
Paper: A Walk in the Park - Echo Park
You've still got time to enter in our challenge.
Thanks for visiting


Daisy dancing with rustling leaves

>> Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Goodmorning all..this is my second DT card for the april's autumn colours challenge..
Hope you will join with your card too..as long as it is new, following the theme and ofcourse coloured with your copics!!
Please list all colours you have used for your card....
Lovely warm colours for this card.
The background papers are from Marianne Design ( dark vintage )..love these.
To colour the lovely Don and Daisy stamp from Marianne Design I have experimented with my copics. Quite pleased with the result.
These are the copic colours which I have used:
skin: E 000, E 00, E 02
hair: E 18, E 25, E 31, E 35, E 37
dress: YR 23, R29, R 59, Y 28
background: YR 23, Y15, E 18, YG 00, Y 28, W 2, W 5
To cut the leaves ( I have used white cardstock and coloured them with ink pads)
and stamp shape of the watercolour paper were I have stamped my image on
I have used some craftables from MD.
Looking forward to see your cards....
please check my DT mates posts for more inspiration..
Hugs Blankina
Ofcourse I will love to get a visit at my my personal blog too...


Hope in Autumn

>> Saturday, April 20, 2013

Hi, Deneen here to bring you today's Autumn creation for some inspiration.  It's amazing how fast this month is flying by.  You only have 10 more days to join us for this challenge!

Card Size:  4.25" x 5.5"
I used the Simply Adorable Digital image called Hope, from Funky Kits...I think she is super sweet, and absolutely loved colouring her in the warm Autumn colours.

Copics Used:
Skin - E000, E00, YR00, R20
Hair - Y11, Y15, YR23, YR27
Eyes - YG45
Dress - R32, R35, R37, R39
Bows - R30, R32, R35
Background - Y32, YR30
Outline - W3

Recipe:  Funky Kits Simply Adorable Digital SS-Hope, PP-Forever Fall 6x6 Collection, CTMH CS-White Daisy & Garnet, Cheery Lynn Designs-Victorian Romance Flourish, Spellbinders-Labels 18, Recollection Roses, Prima Sugar Plum Roses, Foam Squares, Copics.

This month's photo for Inspiration.
If you're needing more Autumn inspiration, be sure to scroll down through this month's posts and check out the rest of the DT's creations!
Until next time,


Autumn in the Park

>> Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Hi all it is Naomi here again with another Autumn inspired card for you.
I have used some of my new La La Land stuff for this card. I have been wanting to get the tree die for ages and finally added it to my stash last week. I wanted to use the Beret Marci sitting on the park bench for this card and thought the tree in the background was just perfect to finish the scene I wanted to create.

The copics I used to colour Marci are:

Skin: E000,E00,E11,E13,R11,R20
Lips: R11,R20,R22
Hair: E11,E13,E15,E19
Clothing: Y23,Y26,Y28,G20,G21,G24
Shoes: E41,E43,E44

Now its your turn to show us your Autumn inspired project.


Princess Rose Red but Orange

>> Tuesday, April 16, 2013

It's in the middle of our 'Autumn' colours/inspiration challenge here at Mad for Markers.  When I think Autumn I think oranges, browns, yellows and reds so here is my Autumn inspired card with a Saturated Canary Digi - Princess Rose Red

Copics Markers Used
Dress - YR20, YR21, YR24, YR27
Skin - E000, E51, E11, R20, R21
Hair - E81, E84, E87, E89 / Eye - YG45
Tree - E15, E19, E31,  YG95, R24
Nest, Egg and Bird - E08, Y35, BG02, 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


Autumn is a second spring. When every leaf is a Flower

>> Monday, April 15, 2013

Hi Again.
I love being a weekend Warrior and enjoying Zoning out.  Do you?

Well This time I stepped up the Personal Challenge with a Digital Image from
Funky Kits “the home of adorable Digital Stamps”. www.funkykits.co.uk

Sugar Nellie Digital Stamp – Rebecca.
When I first printed this Digital Image out – I thought OMG how I am going to make her (Rebecca) come alive.
A few hours later and here she is.
Copic Markers  used:
Skin, E000, E11 and R30 for cheeks.
Hair: E30,E50,E53,E57 Spica Sand
Coat: B99,B95,B93,B91 Band: R46 Spica Silver
Top: E50,E53 Spica Lime, Peach & Sand
Shorts: BG97,BG93,BG91
Socks C7,C5,C0
Shoes: R46,RV29 Spica – Silver.
Bag: E23,E27 Spica Orange.
Handmade Quilling Flowers by me. Teaching myself new tricks....
Paper and embellishment’s my own Hidden Stock from Hubbie.
Happy Crafting.
Nannymac  Jack (Jane McNally)

Mad for Markers DT April 2013 "Autumn"

Finish Colouring the Image with Copic Markers


Autumn Fairy

>> Friday, April 12, 2013

Hello friends ...

Once again it is my turn to share my DT card with you all .... as we know that it's Autumn here in Australia ... and one of my favourite months ! Love to see that nature takes it causes.... and enjoying a cuppa ...with friends ...priceless ... !!!

Today, I like to share a card which I created using the image by Sammi
~ Fairy ~  she is a rubber stamp ... love her and throught to create an Autumn fairy ...

Here is my card
                         distressed the edges of paper and ink it with T/M distress ink pad. the birds on the branch are stmaped and same with autumn leaves & then cut out, the leaves and fairy are sitting on 3D pop dots. Bow made using bakers twine

Autumn Fairy

Materials Used :-
10cm x 15cm white card
Dark brown cardstock
Bo Bunny paper - Apple cider
Die cut
Stamps - Autumn leaves - birds on braches - typo
Brown bling
White & brown bakers twine
Distress Ink T/M
X-press blending IT paper
Image - M4M

Copic Colours Used
Face : E0000- E000- E50-E51
Dress: YG03-YG05-YG63-YG67
Wings: R000-R00-R20-R22
Hair: Y00- YR21-YR31
Eyes : B05
Hope you do like what I have to share with you all today :)
Dont forget to enter your card in this months challenge .
Thank you for stopping by and taking a peek.
Happy crafty
Until we meet again
Rose Andrew (DT)


Autumn Forest Friend Fairy

>> Thursday, April 11, 2013

Our challenge this month is an Autumn leaves photo inspiration.
Here is my card for this month.  I don't know what happened with the layout of this card...my next Autumn card will be much better..I hope.

I used Some Odd Girl digi - Forest Friend Fairy I think she is super cute but I am not a big fan of Autumn colours.  She is coloured with these copics (I forgot to write these down when I coloured her, so I am guessing I used-
Skin - E11, E00, E000, R20,
Clothes and wings YR18, YR15, YR12, YR00 and most likely E31, E25, E19
Bird Y15, Y13, Y11
Hair E33,E25, E19, E08, E09 (I think)
We'd love it if you joined in our April Challenge.


Isabella digi image

>> Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Holiday time has made me very late I'm afraid my Copic colouring friends!
Here is a digital image called Isabella from Emerald Faeries Stamps.
Not sure what I am going to do with her yet but I am very pleased with how she came out.
Love the butterfly!
Copics Used:
Skin: E50, E00, E21, R00, R20
Hair: E31, E35, E37
Clothes: YG61, YG63, YG67
Wings: Y0000, Y00, Y11, YR0000, YR00
Grass: YG0000, YG00, YG01, YG11
Butterfly: B21, B23, RV52, RV55
Hope to see your AUTUMN INSPIRED creations linked up soon!
Don't forget to list the Copic colours that you use.
Happy Colouring!
~ Susan xxox


Colouring book with Lily Rose in autumn colours

>> Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Hi..I would like to show you my first april project..It is a kind of album.
This idea was given to my blogfriend Rachel.
You can collect cards or other things inside. I was thinking of a copic colour book.
I still have to work on the inside, but I wanted to create different pages with each colour group and perhaps also some colour combo's and trials. At the moment I can only show you the cover.
The pretty digi called Lily Rose is from Sammi ( Mad4Markers ) ,
a lovely fairy on a giant mushroom...
but I have added also some little stamps from Don and Daisy of Marianne Design ( DDS 3334 ) .
Thought they were a fun combo.
This month challenge :  autumn colours..
I have chosen the earth ( E ) copics some warm greys (W)and one YR.
Here is my list of copics used:
mushrooms: W00, W 02, W05, E 31, E 43
leaves: E 31, E18, YR 23
clouds : W00, W02
quirrel: E25, E18, E 57, YR 23
skin: E000, E00, E02
dress: E 31, E35 , YR 23
wings: E00, E21, E 31
hair: E31, E33, E18
Well I hope I have given you some inspiration to join our april copic challenge
"Autumn colours"
Looking forward to see your new creations!!
Please watch out for my DT mates posts too..
Would love you to visit my personal blog too
just click here Blankina creations
and to get any feedback in my comments space...
Hugs Blankina



>> Saturday, April 6, 2013

Hello, Deneen here to bring you my first Autumn themed post for the Mad 4 Markers Challenge.  I chose to do a sunset with yellows, oranges, and reds.

 Card Size: 4.25" x 5.5"
I printed my image onto CS, cut it out using a Spellbinders die, and then coloured it using my Copics.  The image called Swingin' Silhouette I found at Free Vintage Digital Stamps.  The sunset is a super fast way to colour using your Copics.

Copics Used:  Y11, Y13, Y35, YR04, R14

Recipe:  Free Vinatage Digital Stamps-Swingin' Silhouette, CTMH SS-Childhood Portrait, PP-BoBunny Forever Fall 6x6 Collection, CTMH CS-White Daisy & Black, CTMH Ink-Black, Spellbinders-Marvelous Squares & Decorative Labels 8, Corner Rounder, Foam Squares, Copics.

Here is the Mad 4 Markers inspiration image for April's Autumn Challenge. 
You have until the end of April to link up your Autumn creation!


Autumn Colours

>> Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Hi all,
Its Naomi here today with my first post for this month's challenge.

I took my inspiration from the colours of Autumn. This is my favourite time of the year, I love the colours of the leaves as they change before falling to the ground. The lovely golden yellows and rusty reds are just beautiful and add a nice touch of colour after the lawns have dried out and gone brown from the hot summer sun.

04April-Autumn colours
I used La La Land's Autumn Marci along with Pink Paislee's "Prairie Hill" 6x6 papers. I think Stampin'Up's cajun craze and more mustard are the perfect autumn colours so they were used as well. I dug out the word stamp from amongst my Kaszazz stamps and stamped that using Archival black ink on more mustard cardstock and punched it out with 2 1/2" circle punch.
04April-Autumn colours

The copics I used to colour Marci are:




Don't forget to pop back each day to see what the other girls have created and also to add your entry :)


Butterflies & Pigtails in Autumn colours

>> Tuesday, April 2, 2013

It's a started of a new challenge here at Mad for Markers.  It's Autumn colours; go get out those oranges, yellows, reds and greens and create!

I've used a Simply Sassy stamp called 'Butterflies& Pigtails' for my creation.

Copics Markers Used
Dress and Bows - YR20, YR12, YR18
Boots and Apron - YG61, YG63, YG67
Skin - E000, E51, E11, R20, R21
Hair - Y21, Y32, E33, E20
Glass Jar - B000, B12

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


Mad for Markers DT Design Autumn 2013

>> Monday, April 1, 2013

Hi All,

What a hectic month I leave behind. But it was all worth it. (I Think)!!!

This Months Challenge is all about the coming change of seasons

Some people come into your life for a SEASON,
because your turn has come to share, grow or learn.
They bring you an experience of peace or make you laugh.
They may teach you something you have never done.
They usually give you an unbelievable amount of joy.
Believe it. It is real. But only for a season.

My DT Card is "Remember" - Children having a secret garden (I know I did).

Digital Digi Stamps Big Eye Big Head Dolls Digi "My Besties"  By Sherri Baldy

Paper - Graphic 45 - Secret Garden
Charms - Charmaholic
Flowers - own.
Words - Dusty Attic 

Copic Combinations used.

Skin - E000,E11,BV000,R30
Hair - Girl E30,E50,E53,E55,E57
Hair - Boy - E44,E43,E41
Clothing - Autumn tones - Girl Dress Y02 Y38,Y16,Y07
Pants & Cardigan - E02,E97,E07,E08,E19
Head Band BG000,BG13,BG49
Cothing Boy - Overalls - BG78,BG75,BG72
T Shirt & Eyes BG72,BG70,B99
Hat YG97,YG93,YG91
Shoes Both W3,W5,W7
Copic Spica

Have a Great Month

Jane McNally (Nannymac)

Remember - Forever in our Hearts


March Winners and April Challenge

March Winners

It was fantastic to see all 30 entries for our March Challenge.  Our randomly drawn winner for the Easter challenge is #1
Congratulations Lydia if you would like to be our guest designer in May send me an email and I can let you know the details.

Congratulations also go to our top three for March, as decided by the Mad for Markers DT:

 A beautiful card personally I love the colours, layout and embellishments. 

Such a sweet little Easter basket.  I love the layering with the grass and the colours.
Now we have a 3 way tie for 3rd place all of which are fabulous-

Congratulations ladies if you would like a Mad for Markers Top 3 blinkie for your blog send me an email.

New challenge - April Photo Inspiration 

 We have a photo for inspiration for the April challenge.  The rules for the challenge are
1. Your creation should relate to the inspiration photo in some way.
2. You must use copics somewhere on your creation, it would be great if you could share the colours you use.
3. Your entry must be something new (not previously blogged about).

   We can't wait to see what you create.


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