Sunday, November 30, 2014

Changes in the Copic family

Hello Copic-fans,
recently we had our annual Copic Convention in the headquarters of Holtz GmbH in Wiesbaden. 
The ones who are following some of our DT members on Facebook did already have seen ad read, how inspirational en fun it was. 
On Tuesday we tought the ECCP to the new Instructors to be, on Wednesday we held the Instructor class. After that class we proudly can announce that the Copic Family has 4 newbies. On the picture belove you see them , they hold the Certificate in their hands.

From the left to the right: Lis Nemeth from Austria , Faye Wynn-Jones from the UK, Francesca Franz from Italy and Sandra Catarino from Portugal.
I want to welcome this great ladies and wish them a lot of success, if you want to take classes with them, you find  all the Instructors-information on the top of this blog.

On Thursday we had our get together with all the Instructors that were able to attend, a lot of discussions and a ver nice break: a citytour in an old train, around the beautiful town of Wiesbaden.
On Friday there were some special classes, in new topics. you will hear about that when we are ready to publish it.

The lady in the middle is our Norwegian Instructor Siv Andersen , she will take over the chairman ship of the Instructorgroup from me, Diny Sprakel. I have all the confidence in her, she will lead this group very well.
I am not stopping with my Copic activities, only giving the baton of the chairman ship to Siv.
You will find me as administrator of this blog, as demonstrator on shows and as co-founder of the ECCP.
Dear Siv good luck, I will support you as much as I can.

There are also some changes in the DT of this blog.
Nadya Knops or Yunu Yei will leave the team and we can say welcome  to Sarit Sabbag, the Israelian Instructor and Faye Wynn-Jones the new UK Instructor.
Both will introduce themself in the first blogpost.

So, that was a whole lot of information, I want to thank you for all your visits to our blog.
with kind regards

Diny Sprakel
Administrator CME blog

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Happy Holidays

Good day to all dear Copic fansI'm Sandra and I am here today to show you my new card in Christmas theme.
It 's the first greeting card that I realize this year but it will be the first of a long series.
For this new project I chose to color the digi stamp "Gingerbread House" from The Paper Shelter.
The character of this  stamp is really very, very specialIn fact it is a very sweet Gingerbread which is decorating his little house for Christmas holidays.
The whole scene is full of details "sweet and deliciousthat make us think at Christmas , and the little house made of gingerbread and icing, it is really cute and beautiful?
To remain faithful as possible to realityfor the coloring I chose to use mainly the colors of the family EThen I go with bright colors of the family R and BG and the result is very special and with an particular effect.
To finish my card I use bazzil, Graphic 45 pattern paper, Lawn Fawn clear stamp and a star edge die (sorry but I don't remember from which company).
I hope my new project like you, but first  to greet you I want  to take this opportunity to thank all the people who have organize  the Copic Event that was held last week in Wiesbaden.
And of course greet all ladies "Instructor" present at the Meeting that made it fantastic and unforgettable.
Thanks for having me followed.

Copic used:
Red: R20-32-35-37-39
Green: BG 10-11-15-18
Brown : E 30-31-33-35-37
Yellow: Y 21-26-28
Background: BG 0000-000-01

Friday, November 28, 2014

Winner challenge 33

Hello dear Copic Fans,

It's me again, Deborah
for the Copic Marker Europe Blog Challenge.

It was so difficult to choose a winner, there were so many entries and it was so close but...

The winner of
Challenge 33, "no lines technique", is....

Look at her beautiful CAS design and the gorgeous colouring!

Congratulation, Netty! Please send us an email to
with your request for 3 Copic Sketch markers.

Big Hugs,
Deborah Deruyck
CME team

Thursday, November 27, 2014


Hello everyone!

It's Vili here today and I want to show you one of my most favourite things connected to the childhood and to which I still feel a special gentleness.
The circus theme makes me turn back in time and surround myself with merry-go-rounds and ice-cream.
Maybe for this reason or maybe because of the colourful paper block,
while making a card for one little sweetie, who will turn 5 soon,
I was so inspired I decided to surprise her with one more pied subject.
So, because I wanted everything to be finished and full, I decorated a box, too, where the wonderment will be put.
The natural choice of stamp was Fair Carousel, combinated with Make It Crafty's Frenchie Claudine.
Of course, everything had to be childishly colourful and enjoyable,
so I prefered a combination of bright pink, red, and light blue, with some white accents added.
Here is what I got:

This is the card for the little pumpkin:

And that is what is hiding in the box:

I decided to surpise the birthday girl with an album,
where to put all the photos from the birthday party:

This time I changed my usual decorations - in the end of the edge I put a band of balls,
I thread some hearts on a leather tape and find a place for one really nice clown:

The album has 12 inner pages and its size is 21 to 21 cm.
I added a big pocket and 12 more carton pages, where, besides photos to be put,
a description can be added, too.

And this is the whole set fot the little princess:

These are the B-Day invitations which I made to look as curcus tickets:

Copics used:
Skin: E11, E50, E51
Hair: E41, E43, E44, E47, E49 
Dress: BG10, BG53, BG75, BG78, W0, W3, W5
Icecream: E31, E33, E35, E37, E49, R32, R35, R37, R59, R81, R83, R85, R89
Carousel: R32, R35, R37, R59, R81, R83, R85, R89,
BG10, BG53, BG75, BG78, W0, W3, W5

Have a lovely day and thanks for stopping by!

Vili  xxxx

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Challenge 34: Anything goes!

Hi everyone, 

Deborah here,
it's time for a new challenge at the Copic Marker Europe blog.

You made it so hard for us to choose our favourite! Thanks to you all!!!
The winner will be announced on friday, november 28.

We have a great challenge for you this time!
Did you see that awesome freebie Miranda drew??? Love that little girl in the boat!
This is the perfect time to use it, because our new challenge is

Anything goes!

Double your chances to win by using Miranda's freebie! 
So create any card with or without that gorgeous image!
If you missed the freebie, here's the link.

I have some inspiration for you:

I've made a christmascard in non-traditional colours for this challenge with a large rubber stamp of Mo Manning. I love those winterfairy's!
 The card is 15 by 15 cm and I've used 3 different designpapers. The blue and pink colours are my favourite one's!
The flowers, pearls and the snowflake are the finishing touch.

The colour's that I've used for this image:
skin: E13, E11, E00, E000
R32, R20
hair: E37, E35, E33, E31, E50
pink trousers: R85, R83, R81, RV10
wings: BG09, BG05, BG01, BG000
band in the hair: G28, YG67, YG63, YG61
fur: W5, W3, W1

I used dots from the Molotow marker for the swirl and added some snow on the ground with my snowpen.

And here's Miranda's wonderful creation to inspire you with the freebie, click here for more info about her creation:

So now, it's your turn! Show us your work, and you can win
3 sketch markers of your choice.
Please be aware that only entries from those living in Europe, North Africa and the Middle East are possible. 

To enter visit our Challenge page and enter your link in Mr Linky
before the end of december 24, 2014.

The winner will be announced on december 26.

We are looking forward to see your creations!

Tuesday, November 25, 2014


Hello dear Copic-Fans,
today I show you a new artwork from the story I am currently
working on.

As always I start with a digital sketch.

Here you can see some WIPs

Scan 1 
Scan 2

Colours I used
E59, E53, E51, E43,E37,E33, E29, E21, E04, E00
BV60, BV31, BV29, BV25, BV23, BV20,BV00
Y35, Y28, Y26, Y21, Y11, Y00, Y000
B99,B95, B93, B91, B45, B01, B00
R59, R46, R22

Blue, Grey, Brown Multiliner
Copic Opaque White

Kind regards,

Monday, November 24, 2014

New Copic ECCP in Classes in Italy, Austria and France

there also classes in France.
tought by Delphine

we are proud to announce new classes in Italy.


                     IN WILHERING
                     10.00 BIS 13.00 UHR  (EINE EINFÜHRUNG IN DAS "GEKRITZEL" VON MUSTERN)

AM FR,  2.
                     IN WILHERING
                     10.00 BIS 13.00 UHR   BEI INTERESSE HIER, ODER AUF DER SHOP-HOMEPAGE!!!

                     IN WILHERING
                     14.00 BIS 17.00 UHR  ES SIND NOCH PLÄTZE FREI!!!

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Colouring Red using E29 for Shading

Hi Everyone,

Tracy here.  I thought with Christmas around the corner I would show you how I colour red using E29 for the shading.

The image is by Mo Manning.  Today I'm using R35, R37, RV29 and E29 for the shading.

As the mushroom is round both the left and the right side will be shadowed.

Start with R35 and lay down some colour.

Add some shadow on the left and under the spots using R37

Blend out using the R35 again

Using E29 lay down some shadows remembering to shadow under the white circles and along the edge.

Using the R37 and this time work away from the where the E29 ends and colour towards the E29.  This will ensure that you don't pick up the E29 and drag it out.  We want to create deep shadows to give your image definition.  

To ensure you don't pick up the E29 you can swipe your marker after each stroke onto a scrap piece of paper.

Blend out using R35 to give a smooth gradient.

Create shadows over the new white circles and the edge of the mushroom.

Lay down some R37 under the E29.

Add RV29 under the R37

Blend out using R35

Repeat the process on the right had side starting once again with R35.

Reds: R35, R37, RV29, E29
Skin V20, E000, E00, E11, E3 and R20/R22 for bush
Dress and Flower RV99, RV95, RV93, RV000
Inside mushroom W9, W7, W5, W1, W00

Hugs Tracy x

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