Category Archives: Miscellaneous

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.

Huge Spring Sale on 100s of Stamps!

I’m still keeping up with the 30 Day Colouring Challenge, I just haven’t had time to blog over the past few days! I’ve been extremely busy sorting out my biggest ever sale over at Quixotic Paperie. If you want to see what colouring I’ve been up to in the past few days, hop on over to my Instagram feed!

If you pop over to my UK based online store Quixotic Paperie you will find a huge Spring Clearance Sale with hundreds of stamping goodies currently at 25% off. Lots of fantastic stamps for colouring, stamping, mixed media… Brands include Make it Crafty, SCACD Stamps, Some Odd Girl, Tiddly Inks, Stamping Bella and more!

Visit the Spring Clearance section with a cup of tea/coffee/glass of wine and have a browse. ;)

Card & Video: Make it Crafty Aleisha

Make it Crafty - Aleisha Card & Video - www.markergeek.com

Today I’ve got another Make it Crafty card and colouring video to share with you! I know, these colouring videos are like buses… ;)

A lot of people have asked me to create more colouring videos over the past few years. I’m now at a point where I am able to do more colouring and be able to shoot footage of that colouring. In order to be able to share videos along with the other colouring inspiration and information I have been posting, I am currently sharing “speed colouring” videos. These videos are sped up because I’m sure watching videos of me faffing with an image for over an hour might be more sleep inducing than inspiring. ;) I’m not currently adding commentary to the videos, but I will do so in future, from time to time. In the meantime, I hope you will just enjoy checking out the colouring process.

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NEWS: Stamping Bella’s New Site & Rubber Stamp Release

Stamping Bella - www.markergeek.com

Today is an exciting day for Stamping Bella fans. Behind the scenes I have been colouring images for the new release as Emily has completely overhauled the website and packaging! There has been a lot of work going on and I’d like to take this opportunity to say “CONGRATS!” to Em, also “I knew you could do it!”. :)

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SCACD Digital Stamps Flash Sale & New Images!

Just a quick post to let you know that there is a FLASH SALE going on over at Susana’s Custom Art & Card Design on the SCACD Digital Stamp range! All digital stamps are on offer at $2 USD each! The sale ends at 6am California time on Thursday 18th September 2014, so be quick.

Two new floral digital stamps have been added to the range today:

SCACD Digital Stamp - Pansy - www.markergeek.com SCACD Digital Stamp - Poppy - www.markergeek.com

Make sure you grab a tea/coffee and have a good look through the range of digital stamp images, there’s definitely a little something for all tastes and at $2 each they are a steal!

I’ll be back with a new card very soon, hope you’re having a great week! :)

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:

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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!

WOYWW #252 & That Journal Spread

Today I’ve got a quick snap of my desk to share for WOYWW #252 over at Julia’s Stamping Ground.  For the uninitiated, visit > this page < for an explanation of WOYWW and how to join in.  It’s pretty simple really – it’s Wednesday, post a pic of your workspace link it up, grab a coffee and have a good nose around some others. ;)

My desk isn’t that interesting today, but it is a fairly typical view: markers (today they are Copics), and something I’m colouring, and my Gorjuss mug filled with Green Tea.  I’ve had to be sneaky though and turn over my colouring and cover up part of the journal you can see at the edge of the picture – I can’t show you what I’m working on until next week, although I am absolutely dying to. Really excited.

WOYWW 252 | Marker Geek

Anyway, those of you that have checked in before and seen previous WOYWW posts may be interested to see that I have finally finished “that journal spread”, which first made an appearance in February.

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You can see the two previous spreads in this journal HERE.

Supplies used:
Moleskine Sketchbook, Gel Medium (matt), Tissue Paper, Distress Inks, Ranger Blending Tool, Tim Holtz Kraft Glassine Paper, Tim Holtz Alterations Sizzix Butterfly Frenzy die, Memory Box Butterfly Delights die, Impression Obsession Leaves die set, Ranger Alcohol Inks, Ranger Glossy Cardstock, Luminarte Silks paints, Faber-Castell PITT artist markers.

Thanks for dropping in! I would love to hear from you, so please do leave a comment to say hi. :)