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!

“Mum” Pop Up Box Card

A very quick post today, just to share the pop-up box card I created for Paul’s Mum last week. I do love making these, they are so effective and surprisingly easy to do (but a pain to photograph)! To see a previous pop-up box card, take a look at my Wild, Free, Happy post from January.

Mum Pop Up Box Card | Marker Geek

Mum Pop Up Box Card | Marker Geek

Supplies:
300gsm white cardstock
Memory Box Dies: 98876 Asti Butterfly Wings and 98901 Willoughby Butterfly Wings
Penny Black 51-024 Love Buds die
MFT Die-Namics Fresh Cut Grass die and High Rise Alphabet Lower Case die set
Prima Marketing Inc paper
Distress Inks and blending tool
Wink of Stella clear glitter pen
Ranger Glossy Accents
Acetate

I Have Loved The Stars Too Fondly (again)

I hope you all had a fantastic Easter weekend. We had a busy one visiting Paul’s family for his Mum’s birthday (I’ll be sharing the card I made for her later this week). We’re home now though, and I’m getting ready to finish off some colouring I started before we went away!

Today I’d like to share an art journal spread I created. This one features a quote I used on one of my other recent art journal pages which can be seen > HERE <.

This page uses some Tim Holtz Sizzix Alterations die cuts, alphabet stamps and some gorgeous Lindy’s Stamp Gang Magicals. It’s a pretty simple one but I do love the effect of the Lindy’s Stamp Gang Magicals on the background.

I Have Loved The Stars | Marker Geek

I used Fantasy Film behind the Townscape die-cuts to create windows.

Supplies:
Moleskine Sketchbook, Ranger Glossy Cardstock, Luminarte Silks paints (Ice used as a resist through stencil), Memory Box Starry Night stencil, Lindy’s Stamp Gang Magicals “Screaming Banshee Black”, Tim Holtz Sizzix Alterations Townscape On The Edge die, Tim Holtz Sizzix Alterations Movers & Shapers Mini Branch die, Grunge Paper, Distress Paint “Black Soot”. Memento Luxe white ink pad, Fantasy Film, Lawn Fawn Milo’s ABCs stamp set.

Congrats with Uptown Girl Brigitte

I’ve got a very quick card to share today, featuring another of those gorgeous Uptown Girls from Stamping Bella.  This time, I’ve used Brigitte.

Stamping Bella Uptown Girl Brigitte | Marker Geek

I went fairly clean and modern with this one, using a speech bubble die to create the top half of the card front, and a piece of red cardstock with a stencil and some gold ink to create the lower part.

Supplies:
Stamping Bella Uptown Girl Brigitte (also available in the UK at Quixotic Paperie)
Make it Colour Blending Card (for colouring with alcohol based markers)
Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Copic Markers
Mama Elephant Speech Trio Dies set
MFT Die-Namics High-Rise Alphabet Lower Case
Delicata Golden Glitz Pigment Ink
Prima Marketing Inc stencil

I will be back after the Easter weekend, hopefully with some more creative fun to share with you!  I hope you have a wonderful weekend, whatever you’re up to. :)

WOYWW #254 – A Different Workspace

Wednesday…we meet again! Time for another WOYWW over at Julia’s Stamping Ground.

These photos were taken yesterday, but my “workspace” for today will look very similar.  I’ve taken to the sofa, to catch up on some colouring and de-stress.

I have a pile of Stamping Bella images to colour, and some Make it Crafty images to give me a break from colouring character images.

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While colouring I’m listening to an audiobook via Audible, which is something I have been doing a lot this year. I’m revisiting old favourites while colouring and crafting, so that I can enjoy them again without impacting on my time to discover new stories. I’m enjoying it a great deal!

Here are some of the results from my colouring session yesterday.  I’ll be working on more Uptown Girls and hopefully finishing off the Boot House today.

Stamping Bella Uptown Girl Claudia | Marker Geek

Stamping Bella Uptown Girl Madison | Marker Geek

Make it Crafty Boot House | Marker Geek

If you like checking out colouring progress pics, I tend to share more of them over on Facebook on my Marker Geek page.

For those that are interested, you can find both Stamping Bella and Make it Crafty rubber stamps in my store Quixotic Paperie.

Happy Wednesday!  I’ll catch you later with some more creative fun. :)