Happy with SCACD Digital

Today’s card is one of my favourites so far this year. Love how bright and HAPPY it is!

The focal image is a digital stamp from the Carmen Medlin for SCACD Digital range. “Alien Butterfly” is perfect for going over the top with fun and bright colour combinations.

SCACD Digi - Alien Butterfly - www.markergeek.com

Alien Butterfly was coloured with Copic Markers on my favourite Make it Colour Blending Card then cut out ready to pop on my card front using foam pads.

This card is A5 (14.8 x 21 cm or approx 6 x 8 inches), so you can see that I printed the butterfly out at a nice size for optimum colouring therapy time. ;)

The background was created using Ranger Texture Paste coloured with Lindy’s Stamp Gang Magicals through a Prima Marketing Inc stencil over the top of a bright Distress Ink background.

The sentiment was die cut using a Clearly Besotted word die, which I cut four times and glued together to make a nice thick word element for my card.

Good news for digi fans who would like to grab this image and some of the others in the SCACD Digital range: Susana has a special offer on at the moment. Order six or more digis between now and the end of 31st August 2014 and you can choose an additional digi for free (just note your selection in the comments section of your order)!

For US readers: Susana also has a sale on other products available in her store Susana’s Custom Art & Card Design (shipping within US only), so make sure you take a peek!

Thank you for stopping by and for any comments you might leave (I love to hear from you). Have a great weekend!

Happy Day Mermaid!

As promised, I’m getting back to my colouring and card-making now that all the new furniture has been delivered and organised. I’ll give you a little tour of my new office/craft space soon, just need a couple of little extras to get it fully organised *cough* Ikea trolley I’ve been admiring for months *cough*.

For now, here’s one I DIDN’T create earlier! The second card to be completed in the new house. Whoo! Several others were completed over the weekend, and I’ll be sharing them in due course.

I’ve been on a bit of a The Greeting Farm (TGF) stamping/colouring binge. They were one of my first character stamp loves, and I have been making some time to play with them because they just make me happy.

I wanted to create a little scene with the adorable mermaid from the TGF Magical Beans kit. My first thought was to use some of the Make it Crafty scene stamps, but my lovely friend Delphine did that so beautifully that I wanted to go for a completely different look. So, I created a blue Distress Ink background over which I stamped the new SCACD Stamps Kelp Forest Background stamp in Archival Ink and painted with Lindy’s Stamp Gang Magicals in a few different colours.

The Greeting Farm - Magical kit Mermaid - www.markergeek.com

I stamped one of the sentiments from the kit on the background in Archival Ink, and used a Wink of Stella clear glitter pen over the black banner area. I also used the Wink of Stella pen on my black mat layer for additional interest.

The Greeting Farm - Magical kit Mermaid - www.markergeek.com

Look at how gorgeous and sparkly the seaweed background is! Love those LSG Magicals!

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A Couple For The Boys with Tiddly Inks Stamps

As I type this post I’m a little excited. Most of our new furniture is being delivered tomorrow morning! My books will once again have a home, and we will actually have a coffee table and bedside tables (we disposed of the old ones during the move). It’s the little things… ;)

I have been doing a lot of colouring, but not much card-making as yet (although I plan on doing some very soon). Today’s cards were created for Papercraft Essentials magazine earlier this year, and were part of the same set as the one in last week’s post.

Tiddly Inks clear stamps - My Boys - Marker GeekTo create these two cards I used a couple of different Tiddly Inks clear stamp sets (available in my online store Quixotic Paperie): Tiddly Inks My Boys and Tiddly Inks Wild Thang. The images were stamped on my favourite Make it Colour Blending Card and coloured with Copic markers.

Tiddly Inks clear stamps - Wild Thang - Marker Geek

As in my previous post, the backgrounds were created using Distress Inks and water. Nice and simple, especially if you create a large sheet and cut it up, or create lots of smaller sheets at once. The sentiments were stamped directly on to the background and embossed.

That’s it! Fingers crossed I’ll have something new to share very soon. :)

Happy Birthday Friend with Tiddly Inks

We still have things to sort out here in the new house, and we’re waiting for new furniture to be delivered so we can get fully unpacked and organised. As you can imagine my bank account is now looking very clean and tidy, even if nothing else is! Hah!

If you’re following me on Facebook, you will be aware that I am back in full swing as far as colouring goes. I’ve been colouring lots of Stamping Bella images for their new website and packaging, and an imminent release. So keep your eyes peeled for all that excitement!

I’m also working on something fun and hopefully informative for you featuring the Make it Crafty Fiery Baby Dragon rubber stamp, exclusively available at my store Quixotic Paperie. Again, watch this space.

Today I’d like to share a card I made a while ago, which was featured in Papercraft Essentials Magazine Issue 107 earlier this year.

Tiddly Inks - Chloe & Peeps - Marker GeekI used the adorable Tiddly Inks clear stamp set – Chloe & Peeps which is available along with a fantastic range of other Tiddly Inks clear stamps at my online store Quixotic Paperie. I stamped Chloe on my favourite Make it Colour Blending Card and coloured with Copic markers.

The sentiments were stamped and embossed on the background with white embossing powder. I combined a sentiment from a different Tiddly Inks stamp set with an alphabet stamp set from Mama Elephant.

I had a lot of fun creating this card and the others featured in the same issue, as I got messy and created my own background papers using Distress Inks. I love to create my own backgrounds using inks and other mediums, as I prefer to colour my images without thinking about the papers I’ll be using. Creating my own backgrounds makes it easier to create something that coordinates.

Thank you for stopping by! I’ll be back again soon with some more crafty fun to share. :)

A Little Birthday Magic with The Greeting Farm!

We are now settling in to the new house quite nicely. There are still bits and pieces left to sort out, but the essentials are all set up, so I’m getting back to “normal” ;)

Our niece has the honour of being the recipient of the very first card made in the new house! It was a perfect excuse to play with one of the stamps from the new Magical Beans Kit from The Greeting Farm, which I have been itching to play with since it arrived just before the move.

You can find the Magical Beans kit and other stamps from The Greeting Farm over at my store Quixotic Paperie. I am based in the UK, but ship worldwide! Plus, if you pop over there between now and midnight on Monday 4th August you could enjoy a fantastic 20% off everything!

Here it is! I decided to make a pop up box card because I love making them and my niece was so impressed with the one I made for her Nanny earlier this year (you can also see another one I made HERE). The Magical Beans images lend themselves pretty well to this as they are a little smaller than the standard TGF size.

The Greeting Farm - Magical Beans kit - Marker Geek

Cute, isn’t she?! An absolute breeze to colour too. I always have fun colouring TGF characters. She was coloured with Copic Markers and a little pencil on my favourite Make it Colour Blending Card.

The Greeting Farm - Magical Beans kit - Marker Geek

Copics Used:
Skin: E51, E53, E21, V95 Hair: Y32, Y35, E55, E57 Outfit: BG45, BG49, RV63, RV66

I created the papers myself, using a Prima stencil and my favourite Lindy’s Stamp Gang Magicals (Tibetan Poppy Teal, Magnolia Magenta Gold, Glory of the Seas Gold) I also used Luminarte Silks in Ice as a resist to create the star paper. Here’s a close up of some of the gorgeous sparkle:

Lindy's Stamp Gang Magicals - Marker Geek

Love it!

The dies used for the flourish and leaf elements are Magnolia DooHickey dies. The sentiment is from a Lawn Fawn stamp set.

If you haven’t tried making one yet, you can find instructions on creating a Pop Up Box Card over at Splitcoast Stampers.

I hope you’ve enjoyed dropping by today. I’ll be back again soon with some more crafty fun!

New Rubber from SCACD Stamps!

Welcome to another fun showcase of new stamps from SCACD!
You should have hopped over here from the amazing CHERYL’S BLOG.  If not, you can pop over to the SCACD STORE BLOG to get going.
 
Susana at SCACD is releasing NINE fantastic new images in rubber -  the “This and That Collection”.
US readers can find the stamps over at Susana’s Custom Art & Card Design.
UK/International readers can find the stamps at my store Quixotic Paperie.
SCACD Artist Carmen Medlin and Susana collaborated on the images and Carmen did an amazing job bringing these to life! We are featuring 4 Zen Beauties as well as 5 eclectic fun stamps today.  On a happy note if you buy the complete set of 4 Zen Beauties at one time you will get an accompanying accessory maple seed stamp as a bonus stamp
 
Three of the new images are also available in digi format for our digi fans! You can find them in the SCACD Digital section.
I’m only just getting settled here in the new house, so unfortunately I don’t have a card or project to share, just some colouring I did for the release! 
Firstly, here’s a look at one of the beautiful new fairy stamps – Faith.
SCACD Stamps - Zen Beauties - Faith
These images are a breeze to colour, making them fun for people who love to colour AND people who don’t.
I couldn’t resist also sharing my favourite images from the release too – Mr & Mrs Bones.  So much fun!
SCACD Stamps - Mr & Mrs Bones
I hope you enjoy checking out all the fun new images available today. I’m the last stop on the hop, so if you haven’t already, head on over to the SCACD Store Blog to wrap it up!

Fearless Fairy Tales with Little Miss Muffet Stamps

Before I share my latest colouring fun with you, I guess it is time for a quick life update! As I mentioned in my last post back in June, all has been pretty quiet as I prepared for a big move. As you read this scheduled post I will be in the middle of it, so enjoy checking out my post in the knowledge that I will be very sore and tired out from moving and unpacking boxes! The good news? I’ll be back to regular blogging very soon.

For now, I have the pleasure of joining in with a blog hop to celebrate the latest release from Little Miss Muffet Stamps. The new images are right up my street, so I couldn’t resist when Barbara aka Forgotten Scraps asked me to play.

The image I coloured for today’s hop is the fantastic Fearless Fairy Tales Snow White. Absolutely wicked! Here she is:

Fearless Fairy Tales Snow White from Little Miss Muffet Stamps

I coloured Snow White with Copic Markers on my favourite Make it Colour Blending Card.

Enjoy the hop and make sure you check out LMMS for some fun images the LMMS Blog  and LMMS Gallery Blog for lots of inspiration!

News From Quixotic Paperie

Hi folks!  Just dropping by with a quick post today. My apologies for the lack of posts lately, there’s a lot going on behind the scenes at the moment including a possible house move. The things I have been working on craft-wise can’t be shared yet, so I haven’t had anything to post here. Don’t worry though, I’ll be back in action again very soon! ;)

Today I’d just like to share some news from my online store Quixotic Paperie.

Firstly I have some SPECIAL OFFERS to share. These are available until midnight on 18th June 2014 and apply to new orders and in stock items only. No codes required, the discount has already been applied to the product prices.

 

The latest stamp releases from Make it Crafty have just arrived in stock, including a special little fiery character available in rubber exclusively through Quixotic Paperie! All of the new stamps are including in the current 10% special offer.

You can pop on over to the store to see them all, but here’s a peek:

mic_ameliapuppy mic_babyunicorn mic_emoemmelinegift mic_fiery-dragon mic_flirtyseniors mic_rainbowcastle

I have been a proud stockist of the Make it Crafty range since Zoe started selling rubber stamps, and am very happy to still have a fantastic range of the stamps in stock as well as the awesome Make it Colour Blending Card. I do also still have some stock of the Make it Crafty chipboard range, which is not currently in production, so stocks are limited.

Happy shopping and of course, happy crafting too!

Some Colouring & New Digi Temptations!

I know, I’ve been quiet recently. We’ve been under the weather here, and getting things done has been an uphill struggle.  Onwards and upwards though, so although I don’t have a card to share today, I’d like to share some colouring fun!

There is a new release available from today in the SCACD Digital section over at Susana’s Custom Art & Card Design, illustrated by the lovely Carmen Medlin. If you’re anything like me you are going to love it. ;)

I have coloured several of the new images, but today I’d like to share a couple of my favourites with you. Like many people I have a real soft spot for Alice in Wonderland, so I was particularly thrilled to colour these up!

First up, Alice herself.

Carmen Medlin for SCACD Digital - Alice

Amazing, isn’t she? I love the beautiful faces that Carmen illustrates.

Here’s her pal, the Mad Hatter. I had so much fun colouring him.

Carmen Medlin for SCACD Digital - The Hatter

Suitably insane, right? ;)

Both images were coloured with Copic Markers and a little pencil on my favourite Make it Colour Blending Card.

As I mentioned above, you can find this pair and some other fantastic and fun new images over in the SCACD Digital section over at Susana’s Custom Art & Card Design. If you haven’t checked the selection out before, make sure you grab your beverage of choice and settle in for a good browse, there are lots of awesome images available, with something to suit most tastes!