Thursday, June 30, 2016

Winner challenge #51: Say it with flowers

Hello Copic friends!

Deborah here with the random winner of  challenge #51: Say it with flowers.
 picked by

and it is....

Margreet Burger congratulations!!!

Just take a look at her adorable card!

Please send us an email to
with your request of 2 Copic Refills of your choice.

Be sure to enter the new challenge "Say it with flowers!" on the Facebook group!

Let's join the fun!

Hugs, Deborah

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Challenge #52: Special occasion!

Challenge #52

Hi everyone!

Deborah here for you with the super fun NEW challenge #52!
Thank you to all who participated in the last challenge in our Facebook Group, the winner will be chosen by and will be announced on Thursday June 30.

Our new challenge is:

Special occasion!

It can be a card for a new baby, wedding, retirement,... You name it!
Pull out those fabulous Copic Markers and show us what you've created!

My niece and her boyfriend are expecting a baby boy. Yay, I'm so happy! She discovered that she was pregnant when she was already pregnant for 6 months!!! Yes, I know, that's crazy. So everything has to go very fast now.

I've created a card with the adorable "Geeky Love Pregnant" digital stamp by Make It Crafty. I cropped the image and only used the upper part.

Here are the colours I've used:
skin: E04, E13, E11, E00, E000
hair woman: E59, E37, E35, E31
hair man: 100, N7, E47, E43
pink shirt: R89, R39, R85, R83, R81
pants: BV29, BV25, BV23, BV20
green sweater: G28, G46, G43, G40

I've sponged the background with Distress ink and heat embossed some silver hearts around her belly.

- You have to use Copic Markers on your creation
- Your creation must be new
- Maximum 3 entries 

To enter, just put your picture in the right folder in the photo section of our Facebook Group before the end of July 28.
The winner will be announced on July 30.

Now it's your turn! Show us your work, and you can win 2 Copic refills of your choice.
Please be aware that only entries from those living in Europe, North Africa and the Middle East are eligible to win.



Saturday, June 25, 2016

Winter Birthdays


Hi Everyone, it's Faye here today :)

Now, I know we are in the middle of June, but, once we have passed Mid-Summers Day on 21 June, my mind ALWAYS starts wandering towards That Thing On 25 December We Don't Mention. Bleurgh! And because you can be sure that even though I think about it for many months, I also bury my head in the sand about it for many months too.

So, come December, when really, I need to have a lovely big stack of cards ready prepared for That Thing On 25 December We Don't Mention, I find myself rushing around, promising myself that next year will be different. Ahem!

To ease myself into the process of making cards for That Thing On 25 December We Don't Mention, I thought I would share a Winter Birthday Card. Yes, you read that right. After today, I will not be making anything vaguely That Thing On 25 December We Don't Mention related until approximately 17 December...

There. That wasn't so bad was it?!

(Sorry for the misty looking close up photo. Obviously my camera was traumatised by seeing snow in June!)

Copics Used...
Skin; E50, E51, E21, E11, E71
Hair; E55, E57, E59
Snow; C0, C1, C3
White; T0, T1
Turquoise; BG10, BG11, BG13, BG18
Pink; R81, R83, R85
Burgundy; R56, R59

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

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Summer Fruits and Sunny Days!

Hello there, who cannot resist a sweet, ripe peach at this time of year?  I certainly can't and nor can this little girl by Mo Manning.

It is another "no-lines" colouring primarily in Copic with a little bit of pencil enhancement to assist with some of the finer, fiddlier details that I just love to add.

To achieve the softer no-lines look I printed Mo Manning's digital stamp using Apple Pages and reduced the opacity of Peaches to 20%, thus printing the image in pale grey rather than the usual black.  The same sort of effect can be achieved using Word or a similar program.

When you add colour to your printed image the lines are less obvious enabling you to create a much more delicate, realistic piece of work.

     Background: B0000, B000, G0000, G000
     G00, T0, T1, T2, YG0000
     Apron: YR30, E50, W00, W0, W1
     Sandals: E41, E42, E43, W1, W2
     Skin: E0000, E000, E00, V20, R20
     Peach: YR20, YR00, YR02, R32, Y32, W1
     Butterfly: YR0000, YR000, YR00, Y000
     YR02, W1

Stamps: Digital image - Peaches by Mo Manning
Paper: Personal Impressions Premier Quality Smooth White Card, Bazzill
Colouring Medium: Copic Markers (colour list above) and Caran D'Ache Pablo and Luminance pencils
Tools: Spellbinders Grand Nestabilities Scalloped Circles, Spellbinders Grand Calibur, Quickutz Cookie Cutter Circles, Epson WF-7515 printer & Apple Pages
Size of card: 13cm

As always thanks for visiting             

Monday, June 20, 2016

Lots of Love & Fairy Dust

Good Morning! 
I'm Cristina Valenzuela, and this is my card for June at Copic Europe.

I love purple, lilacs, violet tones, but sometimes it's difficult to find papers of these tones.
I used here some papers from Kaiserkraft.
And the stamp is from Funky Kits, these little fairies are adorable.

Copic colours I used:
Skin: E00, E21.
Hair: E74, E71, E77.
Skirt and socks (greens): YG01, YG25, YG23, YG03, YG63, 
shirt and socks (pinks): R81, R83.
Wings: BG10, BG01, BG23, BG32.
Squirrel: E44, E41, E43.
Background: BV11, BV13, V000, V01, B60, BV000, V17, V15, Blender 0.
Floor: YG63, YG91, YG93.

Thanks for the visits and comments, hugs!

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Tutorial, how to colour classic shojo manga style with Copics, by Suki Manga Art

Dear Copic friends, today we have a new manga tutorial!!!  \(^O^)/

 I will show you step by step how to colour a classic shojo  manga style girl.

This is a very easy and detailed description about the process, I hope you enjoy it!

This is final result after complete this tutorial, I hope you like it ^__^

First of all I start coloring the skin

1)  E000 for the clearer areas of the skin. You do not need to cover all the area of the paper

2) E00 to add light shadows.

3) I used RV10 on cheeks to add blush and make up

4) Apply the shadows of the skin with E21 for the darkest areas

5) I used RV24 as lipstick

6) R25 to colour the dress

7) RV95 to add shadows on the clothes

8) I choose BV13 to colour these little grapes

9) and BV08 to add volume to them

10) YG06 for the leafs

11) and G17 for the shadows of the leafs

12) Next step is to colour the base of a blonde hair with Y11

13) I used Y08 to emphasize the ringlets

14) Then, with E11 I apply little shadows to create more volume

15) Flowers has many different colours, this time I used RV10 for the petals

16) And B00 for the little flowers

17) With B12 I add depht

18) I decided to use also R81 for the base of the petals

19) I used R32 to then mix it with the final colour... 

20) and RV25 for the deepest part

Last steps are to add little details with colored ink pens. I also added few flowers as backgroung.

What about how to colour manga eyes? *_*  you will find here another tutorial about this subject: Tutorial, How to colour manga eyes

Thanks for visiting this tutorial, I hope you enjoyed it!

See you soon! (^o^)/


Suki Manga Art


Thursday, June 16, 2016

Christmas in June!

Hello everyone Copic lovers,
Franz here with a new little Paper Crafting Project!

We are having another raining day here in Italy, grrrrr we are looking forward to go to the beach!
This terrible weather make me thinking to autumn instead of summer, so I thought to start creating my Christmas Cards, so maybe that I have not to run as usual on December!

This lovely angel is from Saturated Canary, isn't she sooooo sweet?!

I've chosen some Maja Design Papers from the latest "Vintage Romance" Collection, in blue tones this time....I love to use blue for my Christmas cards!
Here is the complete list of Copic Markers I've used:

Skin: E0000, E000, E00, E11, E13 + R20 for cheeks
Hair: E50, E51, E53, E35
Eyes: B91, B95
Lips: R83, R20, R000
Dress: B0000, BG000, B00, B02, B05, B06
Shoes: E00, E11, E13, E15, E18
Background: BV23, W1, W3
Wings: C0, C1, C3

Thank you all for reading,
 a BIG hug,

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Pink Hair!

Hi Everyone, it's Faye here today :)

I don't know about you, but, I find I have some favourite Colour Combos I use for hair. I also don't use the RVs in my collection very often. So, I thought it was about time I rectified this situation. I don't want my RVs feeling left out, after all!

I thought I would use Tiddly Inks Wryn - Whatcha Doin' so I could really have a play with the hair and pack a full, RV pink punch.

I challenge you to reach out and play with your ignored Copics!

Copics Used...
Skin: E000, E00, E11, E71
Hair; RV17, RV09, RV29, RV69
White; N0, N1, N3
Black; N3, N5, N7, N9

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

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Fantasy Fairytale

Hi Everyone.
Happy to be here.

Today I want to share with you a card I made with the Fantasy Fairytail from The Paper Shelter. I wanted her skin to be pale so I didn't used my usual skin colours.

For this lady I used E50, E30, E11 & V93.

On the wings I added the Zig Sparkle Pen to get some shimmer.

Here are the Copics I used:

Skin: E50, E30, E11, V93, R20, R22
Wings: YR0000, YR000, BG0000
Dress: BG70, BG72, BG75
Ribbon: BG72, BG75, BG78
Hair: T3, T5, T7, T10
Hair Pin: R22, R24, R89

Wishing you a beautiful day

Saturday, June 4, 2016

Peter Pan

 Hello everyone!

Today I want to share a card with you for a very special boy.
It's a son of one of my students, colouring is one of his favourite hobbies.
Enzo is such a sweetheart, I made this card for him.

The character I used is called Peter Pan, by Mo Manning.
The dies and design paper are from the brand Studio Light from the Netherlands.

 The Marker Copics I have used:
Skin: E0000 - E000 - E00 - E04 - E11 - E21 - R20
Hair: E21- E25 - E27 - E29 - E49
Eyes: YG07
Leaves: YG17 - YG23 - YG25 - YG67
Clothes: G07 - G14 - G29 - YG03
 Boots: YG95 - YG97 - YG99
Sword: E31 - E34 - E35

Thanks for your visits and commentes!!
Wishing you a wonderful day.

Thursday, June 2, 2016

be a rainbow sprinkle

For today's creation I've used a background created with the gelli-plate and lots of acrylic paints. 
The image is by the Faery Ink.

After I created this background with the gelli-plate I used some background stamps by Dina Wakley (gingham print and dots) and My Favorite Things (typewriter). 

This lovely fairy by the Faery Ink is of course coloured with Copic Markers. 
The colours I've used are:

skin: E0000, 000, 00, 50, BV000, 00, W1, BG0000, R00
eyes: YG06, 17, 67
hair: E08, 09, YR07, 16, 15, 14, 31
top: YR07, 16, 15, 14, 31
leaves: YR07, 16, 15, 14, 31, Y11
wings: YR31, Y11

And this is the end result.

Have a lovely day and see you next month.