Scrapbook layout using Copic Markers for Get It Scrapped

Hi Everyone,

Well time has got away from me a little in the last week or so but I had a great time teaching at Stef’s Papercrafts Weekend Workshop.  Loads of washing and tidying to do this week.  Now onto more fun topics – being creative! If you have been reading my blog for a while you will know that I love my copic markers.  My layout shows some examples of using Copic Markers on Scrapbook pages and was created for the Get It Scrapped article on the blog today.  There are some great ideas for scrapbooking layouts using copic markers in different ways on your pages.

I love the Gorjuss stamp of the girl with the paper dolls and it just reminds me of my daughter and her love of creating things out of paper so I created this layout and coloured the stamp to match my other supplies plus made it look a little like her.  It was the perfect embellishment for my page.  I also used my copic markers to colour some Heidi Swapp Banners in colours that coordinated with the Simple Stories Papers and added a little colour to my wood veneer camera.

The elements are arranged like they are hanging because it reminds me of displaying kids artwork.  I chose the chalkboard background as it fitted really well with my subject and also allowed the colours, photo and embellishments to stand out.  The stitching just framed it all and adds just a little more texture to the page.

If you have any questions just leave me a comment.  If you want more information about how I colour with copic markers you could check out the Copic Marker Cards Category on the sidebar.  I have a posts on Getting Started with Copic Markers and the First 10 markers I would buy, as well as some favourite colour combinations and lots of cards using Copic markers.  Michelle Houghton who is a certified copic instructor has lots of great tips on using copic markers on her blog.

Thanks for stopping by,



Supplies: Paper: Simple Stories – Vintage Bliss and I heart Summer; Stickers: Simple Stories – Vintage Bliss; Stamp: Gorjuss – I found my family in a book; Pens: Copic Markers – E000, E00, E01, E11, E13, E15, E18, R20, R22, RV21, YR23, BG70,  BG10, BG72, Atyou Spica – Clear, Pilot – White Gel Pen ; Twine: Maya Road; Flower: Prima; Alphas: Simple Stories; Pearls: Prima; Wood Veneer: Studio Calico; Butterfly: Prima

Colouring Marci and Just for You Card

Hi everyone,

I had a hectic Friday with 10 little girls at our house for a movie night for my daughters birthday so not too much creative time at the end of last week!  I have a card to share today that features the very cute Colouring Marci and some pretty papers from MME.  I coloured Marci with my copic markers and paper pieced some of her clothes.  I made sure to add some shading to the patterned papers to keep the dimension in my coloured image.  Although you can use copic markers to make different patterns for clothing sometimes it is nice to just use a patterned paper.

I punched some butterflies, stitched them to the patterned paper and then added some shimmer using a clear Atyou Spica Pen (which is instantly dry).  I cut apart one of my hero arts clear stamps so I could make the sentiment fit onto the clipboard space and stamped in Jet Black Archival Ink onto a separate piece of white card.  A kraft card base, some lace, some pink twine and little bit of inking finished the main elements of the card.  I added Marci and the sentiment piece with some foam adhesive and the card was done.

If you have any questions please leave me a comment. Have a great week.

Thanks for stopping by,



Supplies: X-Press It Blending Card, Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, Kraft Card, MME Collectable 6×6 Paper Pad, La La Land Crafts – Colouring Marci, Copic Markers – E000, E00, R20, E11, E13, E15, R000, R00, R02, W0, W1, W2, W5, W7,  R81, R83, Atyou Spica Pen – Clear, Lace, Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink, Martha Stewart 3 in 1 butterfly punch, Pink Twine,


Best Wishes with Beret Marci

Hi everyone,

I have had the cute Beret Marci for a little while now so I stamped her using Memento Tuxedo Black ink onto blending card and took my warm grey copic markers with me whilst I watched my kids play sport.  My youngest boy sat next to me and did some colouring with crayons.  One of the good things about colouring in ‘black and white’ is that you don’t need to take so many markers and it is quite relaxing too.

I decided to die cut the park bench out of white card to give her something to sit on and grabbed some grey bazzill card, some lace and patterned paper from the Prima Divine paper pad, some metal rings and a banner I had stamped ages ago which was in my container of leftover bits and pieces to make the card.

I distressed the edges with my distressing tool and stitched a border to give the card a bit more texture and popped Marci up using some foam adhesive.

Thanks for stopping by,



Supplies: La La Land Crafts Beret Marci, La La Land Crafts – Garden Bench Die, Grey Bazzill card, White card, EK Success Border Punch, X-press It Blending Card, Patterned Paper – Prima Divine, Copic Markers – W00, W0, W1, W2, W3, W5, W7, W9

Thank You Card

Hi everyone,

Today I decided to play along with a different challenge blog – Addicted to CAS and the theme was rainbow which is always fun.  You can check out the challenge here .

I haven’t done any copic colouring on acetate for a while so decided to pull out my markers and acetate to create a colourful card.  I used one marker at a time and started with the blue and then worked my way down the acetate with the other colour, overlapping the colours just a little to get a tiny bit of blending.  When you are using copic markers on acetate it is important to remember that you are not going to get the same blending that you get on a porous surface like paper.  I made sure I scribbled my marker onto some scrap paper to get rid of any excess colour that was on the marker tip.  After I had completed my background I remembered that I think this technique works best with the chisel tip end so if you decide to give this a go yourself, it is worth trying out different marker tips to see what works best for you.

When the copic colouring had dried (which doesn’t take long) I turned the acetate over and stamped the frame and sentiment using stazon ink as I think this is best ink to use when stamping on acetate.  I added a frame using a CD marker and then adhered to some white card to keep with CAS look.  A small metal flower added some interest but kept the design simple.

If you have any questions just leave me a comment and I will be sure to reply.  Thanks for stopping by,


PS If you are interested in more info about using copic markers and acetate I have a category on the side bar.




Supplies: White card, Acetate, Hero Arts – Congrats, Black CD Marker, Black Stazon, Prima Sunrise Sunset Metal Flower, Copic Markers – B28, BV17, R89, YR68, YR15


You Are the Best Card

Hi everyone,

I haven’t done much copic marker colouring lately so I pulled out my copics and coloured in this cute Luka image from La La Land Crafts to make a slightly different Mother’s Day Card  suitable for a child to give to their mum (or it could be used as a child’s birthday card or a bunch of other occasions).  I also wanted to use some washi tape to make a background for my card so I used some of the new All About a Boy washi tapes plus a yellow Bella Boulevard tape across a white card base, then added my image panel over the top.  Some twine and a sentiment sticker from Simple Stories finished off the card.

Thanks for stopping by,



Supplies: White Cardstock, Echo Park All About a Boy Washi Tape, Bella Boulevard Washi tape, Luka with Crayons – La La Land Crafts, Copic Markers – E000, E00, E01, E11, E21, E25, E29, G000, G00, G02, G05, Yoo, yo2, Yo4, R11, R14,R17, B93, B95, B97, B24, B28

Hello Sunshine – Case Study #138

Hi everyone,

I am back again playing along with the CASE Study challenge.  This is the last week with muse JJ Bolton and you can see her card at the CASE Study blog here.  Although my card looks nothing like JJ’s card I took inspiration from the colours – blue and yellow, the butterfly and the sentiment when I made my card.

I have had some embossing diffusers for ages and have never used them so decided to give one a go and I was quite happy with the result (it was easy to use and I felt a bit silly for not giving it a try sooner!)  I used the circle part of the diffuser as a mask and misted the embossed panel with blue glimmermist.  I ended up adding more blue using some faded jeans distress ink (TIP: I used a piece of cut and dry foam,press the inkpad onto my craft sheet and then pick up the ink off my craft sheet rather than taking the ink directly from the ink pad since this stops my ink pad from getting shimmery bits on it from the glimmermist).

I stamped the butterfly with Tuxedo Black Memento ink and then coloured with copic markers.  I decided to add some shimmer by painting some twinkling H2Os over the butterfly.  I used some yellow over the whole butterfly which helped give the butterfly a more blended look over the part where the blue and yellow meet.  They don’t interact at all since the copic marker is dry though I think it is just because the yellow paint is translucent over the light blue so it makes that area look a bit more green.I also added just a touch of blue around the edge of the butterfly.  I stamped just the antenna of the butterfly onto the embossed panel and adhered the butterfly to the card.  Some stickers to make the sentiment finished the card, along with the white card base.

I really like the look of the twinkling H20s over the copic markers so I will definitely be trying this out again.  I first saw the technique over a year ago and have no idea where that was now so I am sorry I can’t provide you with a link.

Thanks for stopping by and remember if you have any questions just leave me a comment.


PS. I don’t normally photograph my cards in the sunshine but I wanted to capture the shimmer of the Twinkling H2os.  It has made the white look super bright and almost like it is glowing 🙂


Supplies: X-press It Blending card, Copic Markers – B91, B95, B99, Y32, Y35, white card, Memento Tuxedo Black ink, Twinkling H20s, Snap Life Alphabet Stickers, Penny Black Slapstick Cling Stamp – Soft Wings, Texture Fades Embossing Folder – Grid Matrix, Tim Holtz Alterations Embossing Diffuser Set #1.

Case Study Challenge #128

Hi Everyone,

I had some time today to play along with the current CASE Study Challenge.  I had already coloured Popsicle Marci with my copic markers a little while ago and decided that I would still be able to create a card based on this weeks card by Terri Anderson (You can see her card at the CASE Study blog here).

I haven’t done any stamping with paint for a while either so I got out some paint dabbers.  I used a Kaisercraft texture stamp to add a bit of extra interest to the patterned paper.  When I stamp backgrounds like this with paint, I don’t add paint to the whole stamp and tend to roll the stamp over the background rather than using a stamping block.  I also applied some purple paint to the embossing folder before running it through my sizzix big shot.  I used the same purple paint to stamp the sentiment and add some paint to the edges of the papers before adding them to the white card base. Stamping is fun but just remember to clean your stamps and embossing folders.  If you have any questions just leave me a comment.

Thanks for stopping by,





Supplies: Bazzil card, White card, Patterned Paper – Kaisercraft Botanicals Collection, Sizzix Tim Holtz Texture Fades – Honeycomb, Adirondack Paint Dabber – Eggplant and Sunshine Yellow , Kaisercraft Texture Stamp – Friends, We R Memory Keepers Twine, La La Land Crafts – Popsicle Marci, X-press It Blending Card, Memento Tuxedo Black Ink, Atyou Spica Pen – Lemon and Lilac , Copic Markers – E000, E00, E01, R20, BV00, BV02, BV04, Y11, Y15, Y17, C00, C0, C1