Wednesday, August 24, 2016


Hello world,

Hope you are all having a bright day! We had a wonderful time at SMASH 2016 on the weekend!! That was definitely a colourful experience :D

We are still waiting on approval from council to operate as Mad for Markers in our retail store and classroom. HOPEFULLY this will arrive in the next week! We are chomping at the bit to open and run our classes and meet new customers and friends :D


Friday, June 10, 2016

We're Ba-ack!!!!

Yipee!!! We are re-establishing this blog... and that's because Mad for Markers is now my full time job again! So stay tuned for exciting Information!! ... we will fix the design and links  here shortly... meanwhile please feel free to like our facebook page for more info :)

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Steampunk Ryan and Christmas angel by Blankina

Hi all,
Busy making Christmas cards?? 
 Did you get some of the new Nativity digi's??
For the new nativity/christmas digi see  qui- here-hier.

I wanted to show you also some other new Nativity digi's..
but my printer decided not to work.

Anyway I thought it was time for another male birthday card,
so I have got my cool steampunk Ryan out..
Which I had already printed out some time ago.

I have used these copics to colour the card ;
skin: E0000, E000, E11
hair: E31, E33, E 35, E 37
clothes : W 2, W 3, W 5. W 7, B 00, B97, B 99
shadow / confetti : W2, W 3, W 5, B 0000, E 000

This was the card I had made for the release.
A card in non traditional colours..but I think it suits this pretty angel designed by Sammi...

Have a great december month , happy crafting and see you soon!!
Would love to get your visit on my personal blog too.

Hugs Blankina

Monday, December 9, 2013

12 days of Christmas with Give a Girl a Blog

Hi everyone!!! Have you been following Kellie's amazing 12 days of Christmas! There's  been some superduper giveaways there!!! :D Today the giveaway is from yours truly... Mad for Markers.. So hop on over :D

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Copic Coloring Shepard Boy Ryan With Sheep

Busy busy month December is turning out to be in the studio!  But...not to busy to color! :)

I actually had a moment to sit and create a video tutorial on coloring Shepard Boy Ryan and share a technique on how to color the give it the fuzzy look. :) The 1st video tackles the sheep  and also using certain papers to your advantage.  The rest of the videos are of coloring the clothes. If you don't see all the videos just yet please be patient as I am uploading them. :)

Paola :)

Monday, November 18, 2013

Nativity images are in store

After a long delay... the images are now available in store ... You can pick them up HERE :D

They could even be layered together to make a little scene like this....

N.B - I've just realised the picture comes up as a TINY little picture, I'll show you a better version COLOURED up in later in the week :D

Saturday, November 16, 2013

M4M December Daily

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas! :) Well almost. It's cold enough... LOL

I can't think of a better way to spend cold winter days than staying inside the studio and crafting ...creating :). I have a couple projects on the go, and this year I  trying my hand at the December Daily! However I'm also going to get my family working on it :) This way it makes it the  Family December Daily :)

Here is a peek at one of my pages.  Perfecting timing when I received M4M digi stamps! Thank you Sammie :) Adorable as always :)

I colored my wise-boy in with earth color Copics. I used the YR family but my base was earth family.  The background of my page is embossed with Detail White Embossing powder (my favorite). The cards are journaling Christmas cards by Bazzill Basics.  The dies (poinsettias, tag, holly, Christmas star and stable)  are from Silhouette, which I cut using my Cameo. The sentiment was a pop up sticker from Me & My Big Ideas Soft Spoken.
I have lots of space to journal and add snapshots!
2013PaolaJofre for M4M Design Team

Well, better get back to it I am running out of time to get it done. The book should be ready to go Dec 1st :)

Paola :)

Don't forget to stop by M4M and check out the nativity Digi Stamps :)