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Challenge No. 51 ~ TWO-YEAR Blogoversary & Distressing with Copics

June 1, 2011

Yay!   Thanks so much for joining us today.   We’re so excited for you to help us celebrate our TWO-YEAR ANNIVERSARY!!   We’d like to show you how VERY much we appreciate you sharing your always awesome Copic design work with us throughout this last year.

Now, we’d like you to sit back and relax – grab your favorite beverage and you’ll see just exactly what a party this is going to be!    We’ve contacted all of our FABULOUS sponsors from the past year and here’s the list of prizes up for grabs this week:

BUGABOO DIGI STAMPS –  Five digi images

CRAFTY SECRETS (Our awesome sponsor today)  – prize to be added.

LILI OF THE VALLEY –  £20.00 Gift Voucher

MAKE IT CRAFTY – A ten-pack of Make it Colour Blending Cardstock, 2 rubber stamps & 4 laser cut embellishments of your choice

OUR CRAFT LOUNGE – One stamp set of your choice

PAPER TEMPTRESS – A $25.00 Gift Certificate

PRAIRIE FAIRY DESIGNS – Five digi images

SUZANNE DEAN – One Copic Class from Color Me Creative Classroom & a One-Year subscription to the magazine Through the Craftroom Door

THE GREETING FARM Twirl Anya rubber stamp

TIDDLY INKS – A $10.00 Gift Certificate

TIFFANY DOODLES – Five digi images

WHIMSY STAMPS Wee Snippet & Thunder Lizzy from Crissy Armstrong;  Star & Rock Chick from KennyK;   Everyday Mini Postage Stamps & Party Mini Letter Seals from Raindrop Echo Designs; AND five free digis of the winner’s choice  (A $59 retail value!!)

How’s that for WOW!!   

But wait, there’s even MORE … if you hop over to the Copic Creations Design Team blogs, you’ll find some surprise blog candy being given away there TOO!!     All the details on those prizes can be found on the team member’s individual blog.   Better grab a refill on that beverage!!   🙂


Our challenge this week sponsored once again by the awesome store Crafty Secrets, is Copic Distressed/Vintage cards or projects.   We’d LOVE to see your entry and give you a chance (or two) at winning ALL these amazing prizes!!

We’d also love for you to take a peek at the Crafty Secrets site ~ you’ll definitely be in for a treat when you peruse the amazing selection of vintage paper art and clear art stamps.    While you’re there, be sure to check out the Gallery of gorgeous vintage projects.   Each Copic Creations Design Team member has colored an image from Crafty Secrets which you’ll find below.   Yep, they’re amazing as always!!  

PLEASE NOTE: You are NOT required to use an image from our sponsor for your Copic Creations project. You will have until June 14th, 12:00 P.M., CDT to post your artwork and be eligible for a chance to win this weeks prizes; The winner will be announced along with our next challenge post on June 15th.


It’s time again to pick our In The Spotlight card from our last challenge.   It looks like YELLOW received lots of love!!  Here’s one gorgeous submission from Liza of Pink Candy Stripes.

Way to go Liza ~ Your YELLOW Copic coloring is beautiful!   Please feel free to grab out “Spotlight” blinkie from the sidebar.   Thanks so much for sharing this with us.


We have a winner, picked using, for Challenge No. 50:

No. 40 – Pat Pearson of PJ’s Place

Congrats Pat!  Another gorgeous YELLOW creation.   Please contact us at with your email address to forward to Paper Makeup Stamps.   Special thanks again to Katie Cotton of PMS for sponsoring our challenge!!



Special thanks this week to …

Suzanne Dean, Scrapbitz  for the following video tutorials:

 Copic Video 19–Coloring with Copics to look like Distress Inks #1 (colors, skin)
Copic Video 20–Coloring with Copics to look like Distress Inks #2 (skin, hair)
Copic Video 21–Coloring with Copics to look like Distress Inks #3 (clothing)
Copic Video 22–Coloring with Copics to look like Distress Inks #4 (accessories)
Copic Video 23–Coloring with Copics to look like Distress Inks #5 (blues, greens, different hair)


We’ve got some MORE awesome news to share with you ~ We’re privileged to have WENDY RAMLAKHAN joining the Design Team at Copic Creations!!   Wendy is a super sweet, amazingly talented Copic artist that we are sooo happy to have on the team.   I hope you’ll take a minute to stop by her blog to welcome her aboard.    I KNOW you’ll be blown away by her Copic Creations!




birds- B52, C1, E50 branch- E37, 35, 31 shadows-C5,3,2,1,0


E30, 31, 34, 70 & 0

E000, E01, E21, E43, 53, W1, W3, RV10, RV11, RV13 and 0
Black (T9, T6, T0), Chrome (C1, C3, C5)

E44,E43,E42,E40/Y26,Y23,Y21/Colorless Blender


We hope you will join us for this special challenge and share YOUR creations with us. An Inlinkz form has been included below. Please don’t forget to stop back on June 15th for our next challenge and the announcement of the VERY LUCKY winner for this challenge.


Participant Card:   (no blog)


20 Comments leave one →
  1. jane w. permalink
    June 1, 2011 7:11 am

    All sooooo beautiful ladies!

  2. June 1, 2011 7:31 am

    Congratulations on your anniversary! I’ve been a huge fan since the beginning. You’ve done more than anyone to help me learn about and love my Copics. Keep up the great work.

  3. June 1, 2011 8:13 am

    gorgeous creations! love this site and have learned sooooo much from all of you!
    congrats on TWO yrs!

  4. June 1, 2011 10:49 am

    What a beautiful card!
    I can’t believe you colored your ribbon with your Copics too. I will have to try and find a tutorial on how to do this. Great idea.

  5. June 1, 2011 10:59 am

    Congratulations on two years Mary and to your entire team!! This site is such a wealth of amazing talent and tutorials. Also a huge congrats to Wendy!

  6. June 1, 2011 4:40 pm

    Happy Anniversary
    The projects are amazing- so much talent
    blessings to you, Dawn ll

  7. June 1, 2011 5:00 pm

    Congratulations and Happy Anniversary!

    The dt’s projects are totally awesome!

  8. June 1, 2011 10:29 pm

    Congratulations ladies. I know how much effort goes into this challenge and the fabulous team always produce fantastic projects with much inspiration. It is an honour to be part of your anniversary. Hugs xxoo

  9. June 2, 2011 1:31 am

    Happy 2nd Blogoversary! Thank you for all the wonderful creations, tutorials and amazing inspirations! Beautiful creations by the DT!

  10. June 2, 2011 4:09 am

    Congratulations! I am so glad I found you:) I am looking forward to learning new skills!

  11. June 2, 2011 7:15 pm

    Happy 2nd Blogaversary with many more to come and more wonderful projects as well.

  12. Cindy Smith permalink
    June 4, 2011 6:21 am

    Love the yellow combo, all of these were beautiful. I loved Susan Dean’s Message in a bottle.

  13. Cindy Smith permalink
    June 4, 2011 6:22 am

    Love the yellow combo, all of these were beautiful. I loved Suzanne Dean’s Message in a bottle.

  14. Cindy Smith permalink
    June 4, 2011 6:25 am

    I love the yellow colors and the different ways they’re used in all these cards. I’m a newbie with copics and thanks to Suzanne’s visit in Michigan, I’m a huge fan now.

  15. Liza permalink
    June 5, 2011 1:21 pm

    Thanks so much for choosing my card to be in the spot light. I’m a massive fan of this challenge blog and try to participate as often as I can. Week after week i am inspired by the gorgeous work of the DT and I’m so please to have been “spot lighted”. thanks again

    Liza x

  16. June 6, 2011 5:14 am

    Congrats on your Blogoversary. Stunning work by the DT – the colouring is just amazing and awesome video tuts from Suzanne. I have even plucked up the courage to enter a card!!

  17. June 13, 2011 6:58 am

    Happy Blogoversary! And thank you for all the inspiration you provide us each fortnight, with gorgeous creations and fantastic videos and tutorials! Your distressed creations are all stunning today again. Thank you for the challenge,which I found a bit difficult but “challenging”:-)! Hugs Delphine xx

  18. June 15, 2011 11:55 pm

    Yay Mary and the Copic Creations team!!! 🙂

  19. January 10, 2014 1:01 pm

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    They are really convincing and will definitely work.

    Nonetheless, the posts are too short for beginners. Could you please extend them a little from subsequent
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