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Card & Video: Make it Crafty Aleisha

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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

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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 - SCACD Digital Stamp - Poppy -

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:

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!

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.



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. 🙂

WOYWW #249

Apparently it has been over a month since I joined in with WOYWW over at Julia’s Stamping Ground. It feels like about a week… but I’m reliably informed that it is in fact now WOYWW #249!

It does seem like I may have been caught in a time warp, since the journal spread I was working on last time I posted a WOYWW pic is still in the same state! Not for long though, with some deadlines and boring paperwork out of the way, and the arrival of a new Tim Holtz die, I am ready to get back to it! Watch this space… 😉

There is a bit of a mess on the desk today, as I’ve just finished a set of cards for a magazine and am in the process of tidying up and sorting through some of the random stuff on my desk and some new arrivals (the little pile of pink rubber and the jars of paint at the back). Click the image to see a larger version if you want to have a closer look!

WOYWW 249 - Marker Geek

The clear A4 size Really Useful Box on my desk (underneath the journal) is where I pop all my inky backgrounds and leftovers.

You can also see the results of a quick inky session last night, where I played with Distress Inks and Dylusions sprays to create some more backgrounds for my box. The two blue Distress Ink background sheets may very well have something to do with the journal spread…hmm!

You may also note that I have a new mug! My old Gorjuss mug met with a fatal accident a couple of weeks ago, so sad, but now I have a new Gorjuss mug which I love even more because it has a hedgehog on it.  Yep. 😉

Happy Wednesday! I’m off to finish off some boring stuff so I can play with my journal.

Some Out Of This World New Images!

Was my last post really made at the end of February? Good grief! I have been a little busy behind the scenes colouring for new releases, doing the dreaded paperwork and generally trying to get caught up so that I can get on with some of the fun stuff I have planned. Bear with me a little longer, I’ll get there!

Today I’d like to share some colouring fun I’ve been having with the new SCACD Digital release, which is available now!

If you’ve been following this blog for a while you will probably be aware that my tastes run from cute to peculiar and everything in between, although really, weird and wonderful is definitely “me”. These new digis cater to that pretty well, so I have had a lot of fun playing with them! 😉 Cards and other creations will follow, but for now here’s a look at the images I coloured up.

All the images were coloured with Copic markers on Make it Colour Blending Card .

steampunkNautilusDigital_sm spaceDroneDigital_sm planetTransportDigital_sm oculusDigital_sm octopeepDigital_sm hoverflyDigital_sm freeYourDreamsDigital_sm cyberChicDigital_sm alienlyptusDigital_sm alienButterflyDigital_sm alienBerriesDigital_sm

Out of this world, no? Ha! You can find the digital images over at Susana’s Custom Art & Card Design.

Hope your week is off to a great start! I will be back with some cards a little later in the week.


Marker Geek on Facebook

I am now getting back on track following the loss of my father in October. It’s still hard, but many of the things that consumed my time following his death and needed to be dealt with have been resolved or are nearly resolved. As such, I’m getting on with things I started before October and didn’t get finished, like my Facebook page.  Again, I’d like to take the opportunity to thank everyone who has been so supportive over the past few months, it really has been a big help.

Those of you that have been reading this blog for a while will be aware that it used to be called “Quixotic Cards”. Towards the end of last year I decided that name didn’t really fit with me and my interests any longer. I don’t just make cards, and I spend most of my creative time with a marker (or other colouring medium) in hand, plus I’m a bit of a geek…so…Marker Geek! Ha!

You may have noticed that this blog has a new banner, with an adorable image drawn by Christy at Tiddly Inks.  Thank you Christy! That’s one of the things that has been on my list for some time!

As mentioned above, I also now have a Facebook page dedicated to my crafty exploits. It is handily titled “Marker Geek” and you can find me over there sharing blog updates, colouring pics and generally waffling about colouring and crafts. I’d love for you to join me and share in the fun!

Thank you for stopping by, as always!