Thursday, October 20, 2016

Baby twins

Hello again!

It´s time for me, Christina, to blog for CME. This time I have made a baby card! Baby Twins! A boy and a girl, Alba and Francesco! This card will travel all the way from Sweden to Italy!

I have used some of my favorite stamps from hÄnglar & stÄnglar, they are so cute. All the design papers are from Maja Design!

I have used the following markers:

Skin E13-11-21-00-000-R11-20
Hair E79-27
Girl RV95-93-91
Boy BG75-72-(71)-70

That´s all from me!

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Copic Convention 2016 1. Faye Wynn-Jones in the spotlight

Hello blogreaders, 

today a small update on the Copic Convention held last week in the beautiful headquarter of Company Holtz GmbH in Wiesbaden Germany. All Copic Instructors of Europe and the Middle East are invited to come together for meetings, inspiration and having a good time together.

  Today I will congratulate our DT member Faye with her Copic European Master Certificate. She already became a Copic Instructor for the UK some years ago, but now she also has show cased her excellent coloring skills. We could say she is an Instructor the Luxe ( that not an official title, but we gave it to her)
Together with the Norwegian Instructor Siv Ella Andersen she renewed the EECP and made this unique colouring program for papercrafters fit for the upcoming years. Both ladies thanks from us all.
People in the UK taking classes with Faye are in the best hands available. She also was teaching classes during a retrait if Whimsy Stamps in Florida, USA, you see we have an Intercontinental girl in our DT.

Next week more about the convention , 
Have a nice weekend
Diny Sprakel. 


Good Morning!
I'm Cristina Valenzuela, this is my card, with tag shape, for this month at Copic Europe Blog.

I used papers from American Crafts, and the stamp is from Doodle Stamps, I love all these big eyed girls, She is "baby, it's cold outside".

I used a lot of frantage embossing powder and modeling paste on the backgrounds for each paper and layer.

But the image and background are only coloured with Copics;
Skin: E000, E00, E02, E11.
Eyes: B93, E41, C3.
Background: BG10, W3, W1.
Hair: E51, E53, E55.
Brown scarf: E74, E71, E70.
White scarf: T3, T1.
Hat and jacket: R83, RV32, RV34.

Thanks for your visits and comments.
I wish you a happy weekend!

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Autumn is here...

Hi Everyone, it's Faye here today :)

So, Autumn is here, but I'm not ready to say goodbye to summer yet. I thought I'd make a compromise and use this summery image from Little Miss Muffet Stamps, with some autumn colours.

I love colouring redheads, this is a new blend for me, along with the pale skin. It's good to play around with different colours from time to time. Some of the best results come from happy accidents!

Copics Used...
Skin; E0000, E000, E00, V20
Hair/ Orange; YR15, YR14, YR18, E08
Grass; G21, YG63, YG67, W5, W7
Yellow; Y13, Y15, Y38
White; C0, C1, C3

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

Friday, October 7, 2016


Good Morning Everyone.
This is Sarit for some colour inspiration.
Today I want to share a friendship card.

Who doesn't love a teddy bear hug?
When my daughter was little she had a favourite stuffed animal. She went to sleep hugging it.
This cute digi stamp from Kanban remains me of her special friend.

There are several ways to "make" fur.
I used dot colouring to emphasis the fur.
I coloured the bear with basic colour coat and the shading I made with dots.

Here is the Copic list

Face: E000, E00, E11, E13, E21, E93
Hair: YR04, YR18, E08, E18, R14
Shirt: G00.G02, RV00, RV02
Bear: E33, E15, E18

Wishing you a blessed day

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Baby, it's cold outside

Dear Copic friends,

Today I've a Christmas card for you all.

With a beautiful girl from The East Wind, she's called "Baby, it's cold outside".

Today I come with E tones...
Because it fits perfectly with the design paper from Studio Light.

Copic colours I used:
Face: E0000 - E000 - E00 - E21
Hair: E84 - E87 - E89
Clothing: E81 - E84 - E87 - E89

For now, that's all!
I hope you like it, see you soon.

Sunday, October 2, 2016

the bunnykeeper

A few of my favourite things are art journalling, colouring and animals. And this time I was able to combine the 3 of them.
I used this wonderful image by Tanya Bond called the Bunnykeeper.

I always start colouring the skin first. If I get that right  the rest will follow...
I started with the E50 and add a thin layer on all the skin parts of this image. 

For the 2nd layer I used the E51 to add some shading. I do not worry about the marker stripes you see in the photograph. I will add many many more layers and in the end I will blend all the layers together. 

After the E50 and 51 I used my BV000 for some more shading especially where the eyesockets are , under the nose and on the chin and on both sides of the face and the neck. 

More shading under the nose with the W3. I used the W3 for the neck and the eyes as well.

To add some more warmth to the skin I add a thin layer of E00 and now it is time to blend all layers together with the E0000. 

I thought it would be nice to give the bunnykeeper purple hair and eyes. 
I used BV01, 02, 04, 08 and V17.

This is how the bunnykeeper looks with purple hair and eyes and I like it a lot. 

Now it's time to colour the bunnies. For the purple one I used the same colours as for the hair, BV01, 02, 04, 08 and V17.
For the blue bunny I used B12, 14, 16, 18. And for the golden-yellow bunny I used Y21,26,28, 35 and E08.

I used the image in my square art journal on a Dylusions background. 

I had to add some doodling too of course...

have a fabulous day

Friday, September 30, 2016

Winner challenge #54: skin

Hello Copic friends!

Deborah here with the random winner of  challenge #54:Skin
 picked by

and it is....

Therese Dahl, congratulations!!!

Just take a look at her gorgeous 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

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Challenge #55

Challenge #55

Hi everyone!

Deborah here for you today with a super fun NEW Challenge #55!
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 Friday September 30th.

Our new challenge is:

Seeing red

You just have to use some red on your creation. It can be in the design paper or your colouring, you namen it! So that can't be difficult.
Pull out those fabulous Copic Markers and show us what you've created!

I made this card for a colleague who left the team. It says "Thank you for the great time"

Here are the colours I've used:
skin: E13, E11, E00, E000
hair girl left: E59, E57, E55, E53
hair girl middle: E29, E27, E25, E21
hair girl right: 100, C7, B95
red: BV29, R59, R46, R35
grey: C7, C5, C3, C1

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

To enter, just put your picture in the correct folder in the photo section of our Facebook Group before the end of October 28.
The winner will be announced on October 31.

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.



Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Thranduil, the Elvenking

Dear Copic friends, Autumn is here! and I love it, it is my favourite season (^_^), for this reason I though that it is the perfect date to show you my new fan art inspired in "Thranduil" with Autumn colours as protagonists.
Thranduil is a fictional character in J. R. R. Tolkien's Middle-earth legendarium. He is a supporting character in The Hobbit, where he is referred to as the "Elvenking," and he is referenced briefly in The Lord of the RingsThe Silmarillion, and Unfinished Tales. He is the father of Legolas.
The name 'Thranduil' means 'vigorous spring' in Sindarin.
Please enjoy it (^__^)/

To create this illustration I used:

- Skin: E000 - E00 - E21
-Eyes: BG01 - BG05 - B24
- Hair: E50 - W3
-Crown: C3 - C5 - C7 - BG01 - BG05
- Background: Blender - W9 - B99 - FYR1 - B29
- Leafs: E35 - Y38 - FYR1 - E37 - E29
I used white an yellow ink to add little details.

See you soon! \(^o^)/   Happy autumn!

Suki Manga Art

Friday, September 23, 2016

CAS Airbrushing

Hello everyone! It's Delphine here today to share a CAS card with simple airbrushing. I love the look you get with the airbrush and it is a nice simple way to add colour to your backgrounds. 

I used an image (and sentiment) from the MFT Beary Special Birthday stamp set which I coloured with my Copics then cut out. I cut a rectangle the size of an ATC because it's a format I like and airbrushed it using different Copics starting from the bottom of the rectangle. I then put my image and sentiment on foam squares for a bit of dimension and added a few Papermania Dots. 

Bear: E25, 27, 29, 40, 41, 42, 43, R20
Red: R35, 37, 39, 89, T5
Gold: E33, Y11, 21, 26
Background: Y15, YG05, YR61, V04

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

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Cheerful Day

Happy Thursday to all people who visit this blog.
I'm Cristina Valenzuela, this is my card for this month at Copic Europe Blog.

This time I tried to do something according to the time with autumnal tones.
For my card I used papers from American Crafts, and the stamp from Saturated Canary.

Copic Colours I used:
Skin: E11, E00, E000, E02.
Hair: E47, E44, E43, E41.
Eyes: YG91, YG93.
Pink tones: R00, R000, R11.
Boots: E70, E71, E74.
Yellow tones: Y15, Y18, W3.
Orange tones: YR18, YR16, YR12.
Broom: E53, E23, Y21, E55.

I hope you liked my card today a little different than usual. 
See you soon! Thanks for the visits and comments. Hugs.

Monday, September 12, 2016

A Big Hedgehog Hello

Hi Everyone, it's Faye here today :)

I am a big fan of quick and simple cards. Sometimes, I enjoy extending that theory into my colouring too. I think an image coloured simply and well, looks just as beautiful as an image that has many colours and lots of details. 

This little chap is from My Favourite Things Happy Hedgehogs and he's so cute, I wanted him to be the focus of my happy hello. I hope you like him.

Copics Used...
Face/ Tummy etc; E50, E51, W1
Spikes; E41, E42, E43, E44

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

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Hold my hand

Hello everyone!

Franz here with a new little Copic project again...

Today I've a card with a lovely Saturated Canary, one of the latest characters from Krista:)
I had lot of fun colouring her, especially her hair and her dress...

I used my favourite colour combo for the hair and I also love the pink I used for the dress, I use this combo quite often too.

The background is a combination of Confetti and Smooshy technique as I often like doing; I added some details with a warm grey to give it more depth and a vintage look.

Here is the complete list of Copic Markers I've used:

Skin: E0000, E000, E00, E11 + R20 for cheeks
Hair: E00, E13, E15, E18, E25
Eyes: BG000, B93
Dress: RV00, R81, R83, R85, R89
Rose: BG000, B93, B95
Background: BV23, BV02, BV00, BV000, W1, W3

Thank you all for reading,
 a BIG hug,

Wednesday, September 7, 2016