Thursday, March 31, 2016

Winner challenge #48

Hello Copic friends!

Deborah here with the random winner of  challenge #48 Happy Birthday, picked by
and it is.... 

Marieke Slaats

Look at this gorgeous card with fabulous colouring! Love how you did the background, Marieke!

Please send us an email to
with your request of 3 Copic Sketch markers of your choice.

Be sure to enter the new challenge "Animals!" on the Facebook group!

Let's join the fun!

Hugs, Deborah

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Challenge #49: Animals!

Challenge #49

Hi everyone!

Deborah here for you with the super fun NEW challenge #49!
Thank you for all who participated in our latest challenge in our Facebookgroup, the winner will be chosen by and will be announced on Thursday March 31.

Our new challenge is:

I think that's an easy one. There are so many stamps that contain at least one animal. That could be a butterfly, dog, cat, mouse,... It don't have to be the main image or the animal can be on your papers too. So let's join the fun!

Here's some inspiration for you. I think this stamp by Stamping Bella (designs by Mo Manning) is a realy cute image and the text made me smile when I saw it. And look at his adorable cheeks, I bet they are full with cake!!! Mmm, cake...

Here are the Copic colours I've used:
Hamster: E59, E37, E35, E33, E31
legs: E02
orange topper: E08, YR07, YR04, YR02, YR00
cake: E29, E25, E23, E31, E21
paper: N7, BG09, BG05, BG01, BG000
ground: C05, C03, C01
sprinkles: RV17

If you are looking for an idea how to colour an animal, Faye made an awesome short bobbly fur tutorial for this blog and you can find it HERE.
And Vili made a tutorial for long fur hair and you can find it HERE.

So no excuses for not entering the challenge, haha!

To enter, enter your picture in the right folder in the photo section of our Facebook group 
before the end of April 27.
The winner will be announced on April 30.

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 win.



Saturday, March 26, 2016

Together forever, Frozen fan art by Suki Manga Art

Dear Copic friends, today I would like to share with you this illustration inspired in Elsa & Anna, main characters of Disney's film "Frozen"

This illustration is a very special and caring gift to twin sisters of only 4 years old.

I hope you like it.

To create this illustration I used:


Skin: E000 - R000 - C3 - B60 - V91
Dress: BG05 - C5 - C3 - B01 - B05 - B45 - E00
Hair: Y11 - W03 - C3


Skin: E000 - E00 - R000 - E21
Clothes: 100 - C3 - B29 - C5 - C7 - V15 - RV10 - B01 - E71 - W03 - V09 - G14 - RV04 - Y38
Hair: E35 - E37 - E29

Background: B000

See you soon, Happy Easter!


Suki Manga Art


Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Hello Spring!

Hello everyone! It's Delphine here today to share a spring card, with lots of flowers - on my image, I'm still as CAS as ever ;)!

I used the adorable Forget Me Not Wryn by Tiddly Inks. I resized and cropped my digi image in MS Word, printed it and coloured it with my Copics. I then picked a piece of Doodlebug DP to match my Copic colours and cut it with an MFT die from the Stitched Basic Edges set. And I stamped a sentiment by Paperbabe Stamps. 

Skin: E000, 00, 11, 70
Hair:BV04, T7, 9
Flowers: B24, 26, 28, 39, Y17, G28, YG03

Thank you very much for your visit, have a beautiful spring day! Hugs,
Delphine xx

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Made with love

Hello everybody!

Its time for me, Christina, to show you some inspiration here at Copic Europe this lazy Sunday.

I have made a baby card for a friend who is attending a baby shower today. Baby showers are not that common in Sweden, not yet, but I think it's a great way to celebrate the mother and to shower her with gifts and to pamper her all day long! 

The card - I used this cutie from hÄnglar & stÄnglar. I'm so glad I got a hold of these stamps. I just love to color them. And I have used some favourite markers - the RVs.

Isn't she adorable? The sentiment says "made with love". I think it works well with the occasion.

I have used the following markers 

Clothes RV97-95-93-91
Skin E13-11-21-00-000-R11-20
Hair E29-25-23
Ground E77-74-71-70

That's all from me this time! Until next time - have a wonderful Sunday and a lovely Easter..

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Up, up and away!

Here is a simple card with a detailed image
a combination that I love!

Apart from the central image, everything else is drawn by hand and I think it sets the scene for this adorable young pilot and his passenger.

Airplane by Mo Manning
Papers from stash
Copic Markers:
Background - YG0000, G12, G20, G40, B0000, W0, W1, Y0000, W00
Plane - C00, C0, C1, C2, C3, C4, C6, W00, W0, W1, W2, B91, B93, B95, B97, N1, N3, N5, N7, N9, T1, T2, T3, T4, BG93, BG96
Pilot - E40, E41, E42, E43, E44, G40, G43, G46, B91, YR20, YR21, R27, YR23, E70, E71, E74
Skin - E0000, E000, E00, E40, V20, B12, B14
Dog - TR30, E81, E11, E13, N7

Image enhanced with Caran D'Ache Pablo and Luminance pencils

I hope you like this little card and that it inspires you to add a few details of your own......set the scene and avoid having your coloured images floating in mid air!

Happy Colouring

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Copic Maintenance; Refill and Clean!

Hi Everyone, it's Faye here today :)

Anyone that has ever had a class with me will tell you how much I bang on about keeping your Markers clean and full! Aren't they lovely when they arrive at your house, not sticky, clean nibs and lids, full and juicy? And don't they colour smoothly because of it?!

I know we just want to get on with the important colouring stuff, but with a little time and care, your Copics will repay you by playing nicely.

So here's what I do with mine...
What you will need:

Dirty, sticky Markers (don't be shy, I know you have some!)
Copic Re-Inkers
Ear Buds
Yoghurt Pot (Eat the yoghurt first. Trust me on this one)
Scrap Paper

Here are some of my dirty Markers...

My C3 has a sticky nib too. This will cause me problems if I let it get worse...

So, let's get started. Firstly, I refill my Markers by taking the chisel nib out and adding a few drops of ink. Some people like to weigh the Marker, some people like to fill the Marker until the ink drops from the Brush end. I just add a few drops at a time and when the brush nib feels juicy, I stop...

Pour some Copic Cleaning Fluid into a clean, empty pot, enough to dunk the whole brush nib in...

Dunk the whole marker, including the brush nib, in the pot...

Give the Marker a really good swoosh around...

Remove the Copic from the pot and wipe the plastic areas with some tissue. You might need to repeat these two steps if your Marker is really gunky. Ssssh, I'm not looking...

Time for the Marker lid to get some lovin'. Pop it in the pot and give it a swoosh around...

Use the ear bud to get deep into the lid and then wipe with tissue...

Scribble on some scrap paper until the ink returns to the correct colour...

All finished...

Lovely clean and full Markers *happy sigh*

So, now you have no excuses. Look after your Markers and they will look after you!

Thanks so much for stopping by... Have a great day. 

Saturday, March 12, 2016

Make a Wish...

Hello! Good Morning!
I am Cristina Valenzuela.
Today I have a tag to show.
I returned to my favorite colours, purple !!
I love all these shades, and I really like them all together.

To make my tag I used cardstock, embossing plates, paint, textures, feathers (approaching Easter) and a very funny stamp from Mo's Digital Pencil.
It is a very nice little genius.

Copic colours I used:
Skin: E11, E21, E00.
Hair: E43, E53, E55, E51.
Headband: E70, E71, E74, YG06, G845.
Eyes: YG61, YG93, C3.
Eyeshadow: V000, V20.
Cheeks: R43, R20.
Bottle: E70, E71, E74, E77, V15, V17, V06, G02.
Plug: E23, E27, V95, V12.
Flare and Background: Y21, YG21, Y11.
Pants and Top: V20, V22, V25.
Bow Dress: V000, V01, V12.

And that's all!
Happy weekend!
Thanks for your visits and comments, kisses!

Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Monochromatic coloring

HI Everyone.

Today I want to share with you my card.
I wanted the image to look like an old photo.
For this card, I used Little Eden digi stamp by Elizabeth Bell
isn't she gorgeous?

I used E50-E9 for this image

Body: E50-E53 and tiny E55 on the shadow spot
Hair: E51, 53,  57, 59
Dress: E55, 57, 59

Hope you like it.

Wishing you a beautiful day
until next time

Sunday, March 6, 2016

Fairy Wings

Hello everybody!
Franz here for my monthly post here at Copic Marker Europe.
I've a tutorial to share with you all today.
I made a little video about colouring fairy wings, if you like to have a look, please click on the pic below:
I hope you like it and that it could be useful!
Thanks for watching :)
Have a lovely Sunday,

Friday, March 4, 2016


Dear Copic friends,

I have made a card with a fairy by Mo's Digtal Pencil shop.
Most fairies are such beautiful and tiny creatures, but this fairy is a bit more stout, I think she loves food just like me. I really enjoyed colouring her.

Copic Marker colour combo:
Skin and lips: E0000-E000-E00-E11
Hair: E51-E53-E55
Wings: E000-E00-B0000-B000-B00
Dress: V000-V12-V15-V17
Staff: E51-Y11-Y13
Have a wonderful and creative day,


Wednesday, March 2, 2016

every flower....

For today's project I have used the new Dylusions doodled blooms and when there is doodling involved you can take your Copic Markers and start colouring.
The flowers were so much fun to colour. Allthough I only used 3 colours in total the whole project looks cheery and bright. 

I have stamped the flowes on Copic Marker paper and used a limited colour palette this time:
purples: BV 04,08, FV2
pinks: RV04,06,09
blues: B02, 04, 06

A close-up of the flowers.
I have added a little extra doodling using a white molotov marker and some black multiliners. (brush small and brush medium).

Used the white molotov marker and the multiliners for the quote too. 

have a creative day and see you next month