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CMC Copic Challenge Group (or other alcohol markers)


CMC Copic Challenge Group (or other alcohol markers)

a fun bi-monthly challenge group to test out your Copic, ProMarker, or other Alcohol Marker skills and win prizes!!  Pencil artists welcome too!

Location: GROUPS
Members: 511
Latest Activity: Mar 8

Bi-Monthly Challenges


This is a chance for you to test out all those NEW & IMPROVED Copic, ProMarker or other alcohol marker skills you have, share with others, challenge yourself and WIN some awesome prizes!! 


Everyone is WELCOME to join this group no matter your skill level!  You do not have to take a class here at CMC to join our challenge group!  It's all about having fun with your Markers!!

Each month I or a fun Sponsor Company will host a challenge and I will pick a challenge group member on occasion to host as well so we get a good mix of ideas! The only requirement is that you USE Alcohol Markers and/or Colored Pencils!!




NEW CHALLENGE #95 will run thru July 11th!


Your challenge this time is all about


We want to see you use your Copics, ProMarkers, other alcohol markers or Colored Pencils!!

Color any image it must FRIEND THEMED or made for a FRIEND!!



-Use any image you want BUT MAKE SURE YOU LINK BACK TO THE CMC CHALLENGE in your blog post!!


-Image MUST be colored with Copics, ProMarkers, other alcohol markers or Colored Pencils!

-NO more than 3 projects may be entered

UPLOAD YOUR ENTRIES to the Photo Gallery and TAG them with the word FRIEND14 so they can be seen easily!

**IF you post your project in your blog MAKE SURE TO LINK BACK TO THE CMC CHALLENGE **

Entries MUST be tagged and uploaded to the photo gallery by July 11th at 8:00 pm EST!



Our Fabulous Sponsor this challenge is





Check out the DT's FUN inspiration projects!

ENTER YOUR PROJECTS BELOW by July 11th by 8 pm EST! Thanks!



Thank you to everyone who has played along with us, supported us and had fun with us the past 4 years!

I love you all for your friendship, support of the site and of course seeing your beautiful work.

And thank you to all of our fabulous sponsors over the past 4 years with wonderful support and prizes for everyone!

And a BIG ROUND OF APPLAUSE for my CMC DT (past & present), they have been the best, most talented, non-drama, family like team I've ever known. So proud to have had them on my team and to call them friends!!

Thank you all & keep on happy crafting & coloring!





You won a $10 GC to Digi Stamps For Joy

please email Tina at Tina Gilliland at for prize details!





-Apply for a spot on the NEW CMC Challenge DT!  See CMC DT TAB above for details and information!  


Color Me Creative Challenge Group


-Check out my CMC On the Road Class Locations and Info at!

ALL Past Challenge Cards (slideshows by Pat St. Martin)


Discussion Forum

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Blog Addresses! 376 Replies

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Copic Coloring Questions? 74 Replies

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Air Compressors for Copic Markers 6 Replies

I have a chance to get a super deal on an air compressor to do Copic airbrushing with. It is between a Paashe D500 and an Iwata Smart Jet Studio air compressor. Does anyone have any experience using either of these machine with Copic Markers?Thanks…Continue

Started by Helen Johnson. Last reply by Carlotta Vachon Nov 22, 2012.

CMC Challenge DT INFO! 9 Replies

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Started by Suzanne Dean. Last reply by Aletha J. Williams Sep 29, 2012.

How to mix colors in empty markers! 18 Replies

Do you use a refill color and the colorless blender mixed to make new colors?  I bought some empty markers when Suzanne told us where to go to get them on sale.  I want to make a blue that will be light but not have aqua look.  What colors do you…Continue

Started by Linda Palmer. Last reply by Linda Palmer Apr 16, 2012.

Stamp Company/Blog Organization 22 Replies

Hello Friends!I have a question. I am trying to become more active on a few different sites and blogs. My problem has been that I can't always recall who is hosting what. For example, there was a blog hop going on this week.. um... I can't tell you…Continue

Started by Gina Marie. Last reply by Jen Leeflang Mar 10, 2012.

Comment Wall


You need to be a member of CMC Copic Challenge Group (or other alcohol markers) to add comments!

Comment by Brook on April 19, 2011 at 9:12pm
Marlena - Congrats on 100 followers!  WTG!
Comment by Brook on April 19, 2011 at 9:11pm

Hi guys!  Did everyone have a great Tuesday?  We had wonderful weather here, so I've got no complaints. 

Lisa - Cute card.  Love that little bunny.

Susan - Sorry to hear you are lacking in sleep.  Hopefully you get to feeling better soon and catch up on some sleep.  Good luck with the reconstruction.

Sharron & Lisa - Thank you all for your offer to help me spend my tax refunds.  Lisa, I'll be sure to keep your offer (of paying) in mind when I do next years return.  lol

Sharron - Hope you get to feeling better.

Pat - I know I've seen videos on the web for combining image, but I don't recall where offhand.  You might be able to do a You Tube search.  As far as renaming files, I use JPG, so if I get a file that has a PNG extension (.PNG), then I just change it there.  If that doesn't work try saving it as is, reopen it, and save it again, but change the type of file to JPG.  Hope that helps.

You all have a wonderful night.  I might be back in a bit.  I've been trying to get a card done for the past 3 days and no luck yet. 

If anyone sees my mojo please send it my way, I could really use it right now.  Thanks!

Comment by Donna Hanley on April 19, 2011 at 7:49pm
Lori, I cannot believe I did not even see the search spot.  Thank you so much and yes, you were the right one to answer that question.  Have a great night.
Comment by Marlena Peduzzi on April 19, 2011 at 6:31pm
Hey gals, been super busy but am offering up some blog candy for reaching 100 followers.  I have to thank some of you for helping make it happen.  Here is the link if you are interested.  Hope you are all doing well and finding time to be crafty!
Comment by Lori Aragon on April 19, 2011 at 4:01pm
Awwwww... Susan, I don't know your story but it sounds like you have a lot going on! I definitely can relate to the late mornings. For a time I was caught in the cycle of wake up very early, struggle to get up before noon and then take a nap in the afternoon cuz I didn't get enough sleep , ugh! BUT since going through cancer I've been able at least to cut out the naps so I actually sleep better (along with anti-depressants that help me sleep longer). It's a battle that's for sure!

Lifting up prayers for God's peace to rest upon this group's shoulders!

Love you all :)
Comment by Susan Rowsey on April 19, 2011 at 3:49pm

Hello All, been MIA . Thought I would catch up on the latest news since I haven't been turning on the computer everyday. 

For those not feeling well, I hope and pray for better days in your future. I know that I myself don't know what to expect each and every day. Some days I wake up feeling OK and sometimes I don't.  What becomes so aggravating is that the days I don't feel so well are the days that I have to do something - appointment, errands, etc. So I take it one day at a time and sometimes just readjust on the bad days.  I am just thankful that I am retired and don't have to worry about going into work each day.

For those caught in these terrible storms and tornadoes, I hope and pray that everything turns out OK for you and your families.  Tornadoes hit nearby in Raleigh, NC.  A lot of damage.

As usual, the cards coming thru are spectacular.  I really liked the one by Patricia St.Marten - the card with the tissue holder. Gorgeous!

Looks like there are newbies coming on board.  Welcome to all of you.

My craft room is under "reconstruction". So I am not doing much crafting these days.  Have had some things repaired in my house, some yardwork and porch painting.  I'm not doing these things but have had to pay others to do these things.  I hope to put my house up for sale maybe in another year and there are so many things I need to have done.  Believe it or not, just lining up recommended people to do these things for me is a job in itself.  I have an awful case of insomnia so whenever I line up someone to do work I am in fear that it will be one of those days that I haven't slept all night and I'll have to be awake for someone to come by and do work for me. Usually when I can't sleep all night, it will hit me around 6am and then I'm out until 12 noon.  Does anyone relate to any of this?

Anyway, not complaining, just letting you know why I am MIA and not participating in the card challenges.  I'm not giving up for I know I will be back in the game one day.

Take care all.


Comment by Lori Aragon on April 19, 2011 at 3:48pm
I'm probably not the best person to answer this question but I believe if you search the gallery with the appropriate tag (pastel) all cards in that group should show up.

Lisa... Your card is SOOOOOOOOOO adorable!

Now...I'd like to give you ALL my love and prayers for a wonderful day inspite of struggles we're going through :) This is the day the LORD has made. Let us choose to rejoice and be glad in it.. He is Risen my friends!
Comment by Donna Hanley on April 19, 2011 at 3:25pm

I have a dumb question.  Do all photos get uploaded to the Gallery for  everything?  Is there a way we can see just the entries for one challenge (say the new Pastel challenge) all in one place?  Or do we just scroll through the gallery and look for the appropriate tag? 

Talk to you all later.  Back to practicing my coloring. 

Sharron, sorry to hear you are not feeling the best today.  Hopefully tomorrow will bring you more engery.    

Comment by Sharron Moerke aka Sharrahug on April 19, 2011 at 2:25pm

Still very tired today but I’m going to try…………the operative word here is……”try” to start on a card.  I struggle with EBV which I believe has led to CFS.  It explains a lot.  Oh well……….I just deal with it one day at a time.  I don’t go to the dr. for it cuz the only remedy is rest, rest, rest.  And my body will sure let me know when I need to.  LOL  It screams it loud & clear & I better listen.  LOL

Lis……your SF card is absolutely darling & colored beautifully.  Isn’t her name Penelope?  LOL  Sooooo cute!  I just love their images.  And they’re having such a huge sale right now.  I could buy up the store.  But boohoo………can’t.  wwaaaaaa  LOL

Lisa…… happy to hear that your whole family will be together for Easter.  So it looks like you have 2 sons & a daughter?  So do I.  LOL  My oldest son is a resident Dr in NY & will be coming home for a visit next month with his cute little wife.  Can’t wait to see them.  Just one more year of residency & they’ll be coming back to so. Cal.  WooHoo!  Can’t wait!  Then they want to start a family.  Can’t wait for that too. LOL

Please tell Sue that we’ll miss her & will be waiting for her return.  More prayers going up for her dad.  And for her!  Bless her heart!

And Brook…… offer still stands!  Hahaha & Lisa can help us spend it.  LOL

Pat…….thanks for the good thoughts.  Great job on the slide show again.  Thanks for all you do!  My daughter is doing okay.  She’s got a migraine right now.  Stress of having no money & horrible dental problems.  That’s where her bill money went.  Ugh  Poor baby!

Charlene……….have a good one today at work.  Hope you’re doing better, Sis.  Luv ya bunches!

Lori………you looked familiar to me too.  I’ve only been in a couple of SCS swaps (with Charlene) but I’m wondering if I know you from Aimee Asher or pcCrafter.  I haven’t been to either one in so long.  I did recognize your cute ballet dress & DP from NitWits new Tippy Toes set.  Isn’t that just the cutest set.  Love it & I love how you used it on your card.

Linda……….can’t wait to see your pastel card.

Have a great day everyone!

Huggies ~ Sharron♥

Comment by Linda Palmer on April 19, 2011 at 1:38pm
Hello Everyone!
Welcome to the newbies. This is such a fun place.

Lis, thinking of you today.

I'm working on a card for the pastel challenge. Will post when I finish.

Lisa, glad you had a good birthday. Will you please send me the URL for SSC? I forgot to save it! imagine me forgetting! lol! I don't mean to, but just do things like that.

Pat, thanks for the great job on the slide show, as always.

Everyone else, hope you are feeling better if you have been ill.
Everyone have a great day!

Sue, your Dad and your family are still in my prayers.

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