Something Adorable This Way Comes!

I’m delighted to say that I can finally share a little peek at some of the colouring I’ve been doing “behind the scenes”! Good thing too, as I don’t have anything else ready to share just yet.

You may have heard/guessed that there is a new release on the way from Stamping Bella. As usual I have been working away on colouring the product images for most of the new releases, and it has been torture! Why? Because they are so awesome/cute/fun/adorable and I have been itching to share them with all of you. Thankfully Emily aka slavedriverbella has started the previews today.

Meet “Blossom” one of eight adorable images in the new “Tiny Townies” collection. Keep your eyes peeled, because her friends are even more adorable. Seriously.

Stamping Bella - Tiny Townie - Blossom Loves Balloons www.markergeek.com

For the full “Tiny Townie” story and a chance to win the Tiny Townie Blossom Loves Balloons stamp, pop on over to BLOGGABELLA to read Emily’s post and leave a comment. The winner will be announced before the release which should be happening around 1st June 2015.

UK/Europe readers – as you may be aware, my online store is closing at the end of this month and so I will not be stocking the new release. I will hopefully have some news for you on an alternative stockist when the stamps are released, so don’t panic! 😉

Hello & Quick Reminder!

Just a very quick post today to let you know that I’m still alive, just working hard on orders and behind the scenes stuff that I can’t share just yet!

I’d also like to remind you that my UK based online store Quixotic Paperie is closing on 31st May 2015.

The response to the sale so far has been fantastic, but I still have drawers to empty! There are lots of awesome stamping bargains to be had from some popular brands. The store will close on 31st May 2015, and all discounts currently shown are final.

Brands available include: Stamping Bella, SCACD Stamps, Tiddly Inks, Some Odd Girl, Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps, Make it Crafty, Impression Obsession, The Greeting Farm. Discounts range from 35% to a huge 60%. The full range can be found in THIS SECTION.

Recent releases can be found in THIS SECTION & THIS SECTION at 15% off.

Hope you’re having a wonderful weekend. I’ll be back as soon as I can with something colourful to share. :)

A New Chapter & Mixed Feelings

One of the reasons this blog has been fairly quiet lately is that during late March/early April I finally made a decision that had been playing on my mind for a while. Having made the decision, writing the announcement had then been hanging over me sapping my energy. So to say I have mixed feelings about this post is an understatement. There is sadness mixed with utter joy and tinged with apprehension. No wonder I haven’t really been in the mood to blog or create.

Read on for the full story!

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Hex Chart Video Hop & a Cute TGF Shaker Card

Sandy Allnock's Hex Chart Video Hop - www.markergeek.com

Today I am delighted to be joining in with a fun video hop for one of my favourite bloggers: Sandy Allnock. I love Sandy’s work, especially her Copic colouring which is a total inspiration and her enthusiasm is infectious. Not only is she a fantastic colourist, Sandy has some very bright ideas indeed as you will see when you read on!

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Catching Up

I hope you had a lovely Easter, whether you celebrated traditionally or like me just enjoyed the time off. We have had some beautiful weather here over the past week, so I’ve been enjoying the feeling of Spring arriving and all that entails mentally and emotionally. I’ve got lots to share with you during this particular season of change, but not quite yet!

The past week has also been a bit challenging due to a few health niggles resurfacing to challenge me. Nothing serious, just draining. Sadly it always seems to be my creativity and specifically my motivation to colour that suffer during these times. I missed the end of The Daily Marker 30 Day challenge because I just couldn’t face colouring and wasn’t really spending much time on the computer. I am pleased that I managed to colour for most of the 30 days though, and Kathy has announced that she will be hosting the challenge again in June! Check out Kathy’s “It’s a Wrap” post over on The Daily Marker for all the info. I’ve made a note in my diary and hopefully will manage at least as much colouring as I did the first time round, if not more!

I’m feeling better today, so will hopefully summon the motivation to edit a little video footage and type up some blog posts for you. I still have a number of Stamping Bella and other cards to share along with some colouring footage. Bear with me and there should be something fun to look at over here by the end of the week!

In the meantime, don’t forget that you can find me over on my Instagram feed, on Pinterest and of course there are a number of videos available for you over on my YouTube channel.

Take a Break with Stamping Bella’s Petunia & Penny

Stamping Bella - Woodsies - Petunia & Penny Take a Break Card - www.markergeek.com

I’ve got another sweet clean and simple (CAS) card to share today featuring a Stamping Bella stamped image from the new “Woodsies” collection.

Read on to see the card along with a Copic speed colouring video and info on how to grab the “colour map” for this image.

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Copic Coloured Die Cut with MFT Die-Namics

MFT Die-namics Game Controller Card - www.markergeek.com

I’ve got a fun clean and simple (CAS) card to share today using a die set that I am sure is going to be well used in this house!

Read on to see the card along with a Copic speed colouring video and Copic Colour Palette.

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Wandering into Spring with Stamping Bella’s Bedelia Bunny

Stamping Bella - Woodsies - Bedelia Bunny Card - www.markergeek.com

Today I’m saying “Hello” to Spring with a sweet sentimental card featuring a Stamping Bella stamped image from the new “Woodsies” collection.

Read on to see the card along with a Copic speed colouring video and info on how to grab the “colour map” for this image.

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Belated Birthday with Make it Crafty White Rabbit

The Daily Marker 30 Day Colouring Challenge

I’ve got a fun little CAS belated birthday card to share with you today that also doubles up as my 30 Day Colouring Challenge piece for the day!

Read on to see the card along with a Copic Marker Colour Palette showing all the markers used on the image.

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This One’s For You, Dad. Mama Elephant Bear Hugs.

Mama Elephant Bear Hugs Card & Video - www.markergeek.com

I’ve got a sweet card to share with you today in honour of my Dad’s birthday.

Read on to see the full card along with a Copic Marker Colour Palette showing all the markers used on the image and a Copic speed colouring video!

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