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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!

“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

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. :)

 

I Have Loved The Stars…

So far, I have shown you two of the SCACD Stamps “Elements Collection” stamps.  If you missed them, you can find the “Fire” post HERE and the Water post HERE.

Today I am sharing some makes featuring “Wind”.

First, here is a journal page I created. You can find a list of supplies at the end of my post, along with the supplies info for the two cards. This page was created in the same 8.5″ x 11″ journal as the previous two Elements pages.

SCACD Stamps - Elements Collection - Wind |Marker Geek

Here’s a closer look at “Wind”, who I coloured with Faber-Castell Polychromos Pencils on a layer of Gesso:

SCACD Stamps - Elements Collection - Wind |Marker Geek

Just love her…

I of course, also coloured Wind with markers and popped her on a simple card! With an image this beautiful and detailed you can get away with doing very little to the card (or if you’re so inclined, you can go over the top with it too).

SCACD Stamps - Elements Collection - Wind |Marker Geek

Finally, I created a quick card using the feather accessory stamp that accompanies Wind, along with a quote stamp from my stash (I believe this one is from a Flourishes LLC set).

SCACD Stamps - Elements Collection - Wind |Marker Geek

When stamping, the quote stamp came out a little blurred, but I found that I actually quite liked the effect, so I went with it. It seemed to suit the background.

SUPPLIES LISTS:

US Readers: find the Elements Collection over at Susana’s Custom Art & Card Design International Readers: find the Elements Collection over at Quixotic Paperie (my online store)

Supplies for art journal page: Elements Collection Wind stamp from SCACD Stamps, Canson Mixed Media XL pad, 8.5″ x 11″ journal. Ranger Archival Ink – Jet Black and Cobalt. Computer printed words, Grunge Paper. Gesso. Faber-Castell Polychromos pencils. Matt Gel Medium.  Faber-Castell PITT artist pens. Impression Obsession Cover a Card – Script stamp. Luminarte Silks – Moonbeams. Prima Marketing Inc Stencil. Luminarte Silks Wine & Roses. Lindy’s Stamp Gang Magicals – Screaming Banshee Black. Embossing paste & T.H. Distress Paint.  Memory Box Starry Nights stencil.

Supplies for Water Card: Elements Collection Wind stamp from SCACD Stamps, Copic markers, Make it Colour Blending Card, Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. Lindy’s Stamp Gang Embossing Powder – Silver Moon Turquoise.

Supplies for Feather Accessory Card: Elements Collection Wind feather accessory stamp from SCACD Stamps, Ranger Archival Ink – Jet Black, Lindy’s Stamp Gang Magicals. Tim Holtz Distress Watercolour cardstock. Distress Ink – Peacock Feathers. Ranger Blending Tool.

Uptown Girls Beatrice & Barbara – Best Friends

I’ve got a quick Stamping Bella card for you today, featuring one of my favourites from the latest release.  Love how the colouring on this one turned out, and the image is really fun.

When you’re done checking out my post, make sure you pop over to Bloggabella to join in with the latest Bellariffic Friday challenge and get a look at the latest inspiration from the rest of the team!

Say hello to Uptown Girls Beatrice & Barbara.  They come with the sentiment stamp I used on my card.

Stamping Bella Uptown Girls Beatrice & Barbara | Marker Geek

 

You can also find Stamping Bella stamps here in the UK at my online store Quixotic Paperie. Restocks have just arrived, so many of the previously sold out stamps are now back in stock!

The image was coloured with Copic Markers on my favourite Make it Colour Blending Card.

Hope you are having a wonderful weekend!

WOYWW #253 & The SCACD Elements Collection

Wednesday again! For the second week in a row I’ve got a quick snap of my desk to share for WOYWW #253 over at Julia’s Stamping Ground.  Not bad! For the uninitiated, visit > this page < for an explanation of WOYWW and how to join in.

Here’s a snap of my desk from Tuesday evening. I tidied up after finishing a pile of cards, so a photo taken this morning would be rather dull!

WOYWW 253 |Marker Geek

As you can see, I’ve been doing some die-cutting and card assembling. It was time to turn some coloured images into cards before the pile took on a life of its own.

Now, please do stick with me, I’ve got a journal page and two cards to show you!

If you dropped by earlier in the week you may have seen my post on Monday, featuring one of the new stamp releases from SCACD Stamps. The journal page shown on Monday could actually be glimpsed in my WOYWW #252 pic last week. Today’s page is from the same book and is actually the very first page in the journal.

Full supplies lists can be found at the bottom of this post, for those interested!

Meet “Water”.  She is one of the new Elements Collection stamps, and she is a beauty.

SCACD Stamps Elements Collection - Water |Marker Geek

This page is in a hardback 8.5″x11″ mixed media journal, although I created the main part of the page on a piece of paper from a Canson XL mixed media pad.  I coloured “Water” using Faber Castell Polychromos pencils on top of a thin layer of gesso.

Here’s a closer look:

SCACD Stamps Elements Collection - Water |Marker Geek

I also coloured “Water” with my trusty markers (Copics this time) on Make it Colour Blending Card. Here’s the resulting card:

SCACD Stamps Elements Collection - Water |Marker GeekWater comes with a fun scales accessory stamp which I used to create a quick and simple card together with a fun die-cutting technique I picked up from Jennifer McGuire.

SCACD Stamps Elements Collection - Water |Marker Geek

Thank you for joining me today!  I hope you’ve enjoyed my post.  If so, please do leave a comment, I’d love to hear from you. :)

SUPPLIES LISTS:

US Readers: find the Elements Collection over at Susana’s Custom Art & Card Design
International Readers: find the Elements Collection over at Quixotic Paperie (my online store)

Supplies for art journal page: Elements Collection Water stamp from SCACD Stamps, Canson Mixed Media XL pad, 8.5″ x 11″ journal. Ranger Archival Ink – Jet Black. Tim Holtz Sizzix Alterations Word Play die, Grunge Paper. Gesso. Faber-Castell Polychromos pencils. Matt Gel Medium.  Faber-Castell PITT artist pens. Luminarte Silks – Ice (used as a resist through stencil). Prima Marketing Inc Stencil. Luminarte Silks Wine & Roses. Lindy’s Stamp Gang Magicals – Time Travel Teal. Ranger Glossy Accents. Stampendous clear alphabet stamp set. Sharpie White Paint Pen. Kaisercraft crackle background stamp. Ranger Archival Ink – Forget Me Not Blue.

Supplies for Water Card: Elements Collection Water stamp from SCACD Stamps, Copic markers, Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. Stampendous Frantage Embossing Enamel – Shabby White. Tim Holtz Distress Ink pads and blending tool. Lindy’s Stamp Gang Magicals. Ranger Glossy Accents. Prima Marketing Inc Resin Shell. Luminarte Silks. Memory Box Exquisite Coral die.

Supplies for Scales Accessory Card: Elements Collection Water scales accessory stamp from SCACD Stamps, Ranger Archival Ink – Manganese Blue, Stampendous Clear Sparkle embossing powder. Paper Smooches Hello words die set. Sequins.

A Little Sophistication with Uptown Girl Audrey

I’ve got a quick Uptown Girl card to share with you today.

As you read this I will putting together a few more Stamping Bella cards to blog over the next week, so if you’ve been missing them don’t worry, I’ll have a healthy dose of Stamping Bella fun for you very soon! In the meantime, make sure you check out Bloggabella for more inspiration from the Bellariffic Babes and also for the weekly challenge!

This is Uptown Girl Audrey who comes with the lovely quote stamp you can also see on my card.

Stamping Bella Uptown Girl Audrey | Marker Geek

As you can see, I kept it simple, for a change…ha! The image was coloured with Copic Markers on my favourite Make it Colour Blending Card.

You can also find Stamping Bella stamps here in the UK at my online store Quixotic Paperie. Restocks are due in soon, so if some of the stamps don’t appear to be listed, they will most likely be back soon!

Mother’s Day

Today is Mothering Sunday in the UK, so I would like to wish all of the mothers out there a wonderful day!

I’ve got a quick card to share, which was sent to my Mum.

Mother's Day Card | Marker Geek

I do love this combination of colours. This card was actually created around the same time as the one in > this post < .

Supplies:

Dies: Sizzix Tattered Flower Garland (657824), Impression Obsession Twig Wreath
Distress Inks: Mustard Seed, Salty Ocean, Gathered Twigs
Misc: Ranger Blending Tool and foam, Distressing Tool, white cardstock, Core’dinations Distress colour core cardstock, Glossy Accents (used as adhesive), Tim Holtz Chit Chat word sticker, water mister bottle.

Enjoy with Uptown Girl Bunny

Somehow Monday seems to have rolled around again. I’m feeling pretty good this morning though, the sky is a lovely shade of blue and I’ve got some creative plans for the day once work is out of the way!

I wanted to share a quick card. This one features an older Stamping Bella Uptown Girl, but she is still lovely! This is Uptown Girl Bunny with her Daffodil.

Stamping Bella Uptown Girl Bunny

You can find a great range of Stamping Bella stamps, including the Uptown Girls over at my store Quixotic Paperie. Pre-orders for the latest releases are coming in quickly, so don’t hesitate if you want to get them as soon as they arrive here in the UK!

I stamped Bunny on my favourite Make it Colour Blending Card before colouring with Copic markers.

The sentiment is from a TGF die and I also used a Whimsy die for the vines coming from behind the image. I used a Ranger Acrylic Paint Dabber in SnowCap to add some interest to the cardstock layers.

I wish you all the very best for the week ahead. Drop in again soon! :)