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Card: Wicked Birthday Wishes Copic Scene Card

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I’m a firm believer in giving spooky images the opportunity to shine for all sorts of occasions, not just Halloween. Since it was Paul’s birthday this week I decided I’d create a fun spooky scene card for him. I love to create scenes with stamps and as it had been a while since I last created one, this was a lot of fun.

I’ve added a handy Copic Colour Palette at the end of my post for you, showing the markers I used on my scene card.

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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

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

The Greeting Farm Princess Anya 2 - available at www.quixoticpaperie.co.uk

Birthday Princess

This week I needed to create a birthday card for our niece’s 6th birthday.  She’s a typical 6 year old girl and loves all things princess/fairy/pink/pretty.  Hunting through my stamp collection I found poor Princess Anya #2 from The Greeting Farm sitting unloved!  Perfect.

I also realised this would be the perfect colouring project for the latest colouring challenge over at Touch Twin Markers & More Challenge Blog.  The current challenge is a colour inspiration, and you will find all of the details over there in THIS POST, where you can also submit your entries!

The Greeting Farm Princess Anya 2 - available at www.quixoticpaperie.co.uk

I stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Make it Colour Blending Card and coloured with ShinHan Touch Twin Markers.

The little circle sentiment is from the Whimsy Stamps Mini Party Letter Seals set. The designer papers are a mixture of Magnolia Stamps papers.

I used a few different dies on this card.  Spellbinders Nestabilities Circles for the sentiment, layered on top of a Magnolia DooHickey Star Tag.  I used my favourite Dies by SCACD Garden Corners die for the corners, and I used MFT Dienamics Scallop Ribbon Border Die across the middle.  Phew!

I decorated the inside of the card to match, using the same border and corner dies to accent.

The Greeting Farm Princess Anya 2 - available at www.quixoticpaperie.co.uk


Firstly, thanks to everyone who sent their birthday wishes this week!  I had a lovely birthday and am feeling nicely relaxed.

I also just wanted to make sure you have all seen the birthday special offers over at Quixotic Paperie!  Many items are available at 15% off, and some have been discounted by 30% in honour of my 30th birthday. 😉  Offers end at midnight on Tuesday 8th November 2011, so pop on over and check it out.  You can even grab some of that fantastic Make it Colour Blending Card at 15% off – perfect time to stock up!

I’ve been a bit quiet this week, I know, but I’ll be back on Monday with something crafty to show you!  In the meantime pop on over to the Quixotic Paperie Store Blog to see what my lovely design team have been up to!

Noah’s Ark 1st Birthday Card

Our youngest niece recently turned one, so of course, I had to make her a card!  She loves pictures of animals, so I knew I wanted to incorporate them on her card somehow, plus I fancied a bit of a colouring challenge, and one of Crissy Armstrong’s images came to mind!

When I step outside of my comfort zone in colouring, I often study someone else’s work to see how they’ve approached an image, and fairly often that someone happens to be Crissy!  Before I started colouring the image, I studied Crissy’s card.  I loved how Crissy created the cast shadows, and the colours she used, so I attempted to create something similar when colouring.  So, once again, thank you for the fab image and inspiration Crissy!

The image I used is one of Crissy’s digital images, available from Whimsy Stamps – Noah’s Ark.

Noah's Ark 1st Birthday Card - www.quixoticcards.com

The image was coloured with ShinHan Touch Twin Markers on Make it Colour Blending Card.  See the pic below for details of the marker colours used.  I used Spellbinders Grand Nestabilities to cut out the circle and scalloped layers, and another Spellbinders die for the pretty frame I used for the sentiment.  Papers are from an old favourite Crate Paper line.  I created an easel card because they always look so good in person, and the recipients always seem to enjoy them (in this case the parents moreso than the child!!).

Noah's Ark 1st Birthday Card - www.quixoticcards.com

Noah's Ark 1st Birthday Card - www.quixoticcards.com

As a little bonus, I have a video showing the colouring of this image.  There’s no audio, just a “speed colouring” video showing the process – I always find them quite fun to watch, so I hope you at least enjoy it and perhaps find it a little helpful to see where I started colouring and how it progresses.

That’s it for today!  Hope you’re having a great week so far – not long now till the weekend!

Wicked Birthday Wishes!

Today I’d like to share a fun card I created for Paul’s birthday earlier this month. Like me, he’s a fan of the Cheeky Cherry range from The Greeting Farm!  Really, it was great to have an excuse to ink one of them up – and I have promised myself I will do this more often, as I had SO much fun colouring her.

The stamp I used is from the Naughty or Nice set.  Absolutely love this one, very cheeky indeed!

The Greeting Farm - Naughty or Nice - available at www.quixoticpaperie.co.uk

I coloured her with ShinHan Touch Twin Markers on Make it Colour Blending Card (see pic below for marker details).  The designer papers are a mixture of My Mind’s Eye Alphabet Soup Boy and Fancy Pants Saint Nick.  I created the sentiment on the computer and printed it out.

The Greeting Farm - Naughty or Nice - available at www.quixoticpaperie.co.uk

Here’s the colour map showing the markers used:

The Greeting Farm - Naughty or Nice - available at www.quixoticpaperie.co.uk

That’s it!  Paul certainly liked the card, hope you’ve enjoyed checking it out too!

Elegant 30th Birthday Card www.quixoticcards.com

30th Birthday

It was Paul’s sister’s 30th Birthday this week, so of course, I made a special card for her.  When I made this one, my colouring abilities had taken a bit of a break (seriously, I tried to colour several images, and they all ended up in the bin), so I went with an elegant design using papers, dies and chipboard!

I made an easel card, as they always look so effective for special cards – they are such a pain to photograph well though, so this definitely looks better when viewed in person!

Elegant 30th Birthday Card www.quixoticcards.com

The gorgeous papers are My Mind’s Eye Meadowlark.  Unfortunately I don’t have this 12×12 pack in stock any more, but there is a gorgeous 6×6 Meadowlark pad.  Love the elegance of the papers.

The numbers are from my stash of chipboard alphas and numbers.  The ribbon slider is from the Make it Crafty Fancy Ribbon sliders pack, and the rest of the chipboard is from the Make it Crafty Butterfly Leaves lasercut chipboard pack.  This is definitely one of my favourite packs!  I painted all of the chipboard with silver acrylic paint, then when dry, covered it with Distress Crackle Paint in Rock Candy (clear).

I created the sentiment on the bottom panel using a mixture of clear stamps.  I LOVE clear stamps for sentiments, they make it so easy to mix ‘n match and get everything lined up first time.  I used Waltzing Mouse Stamps “Fancy Phrases” and Flourishes LLC “Fight Like A Girl”.  The dies I used are Magnolia DooHickey.

Hope you’re having a great weekend so far!

3 Wishes

Happy World Cardmaking Day!  Don’t forget, I’ve got some fab special offers on over at Quixotic Paperie to celebrate!  Details are all on the QP homepage.

Today, I have another card to share featuring one of the gorgeous Sylvia Zet images from SCACD Stamps!

Sylvia Zet for SCACD stamps are available NOW in the US from Susana’s Custom Art & Card Design and in the UK/Europe from Quixotic Paperie.

The image I’ve used on today’s card is 3 Wishes.  She happens to be one of my favourites from the collection, and was so much fun to colour.  Love that hair!

Sylvia Zet for SCACD Stamps - 3 Wishes - available at www.quixoticpaperie.co.uk

Coloured a few weeks ago with Copic Markers on Make it Colour Blending Card.  Papers are My Mind’s Eye 6×6 – A Happy Heart.  The bow was tied using the Bow-Easy template, and those yummy chipboard embellishments are from the Make it Crafty Mix ‘n Match Centres pack – I covered them in gold glitter pen and added a black pearl in the centre of each using a Viva Decor Pearl Pen.

Isn’t she adorable?  If you’ve been using the new Sylvia Zet for SCACD Stamps images, be sure to share your creations with us!

The Greeting Farm - Oliver & Amelia Surprise - www.quixoticcards.com

A Slightly Different Look For Oliver!

Recently, my friend Zoe, fearless leader (hehe) of the Make it Colourful team and owner of Make it Crafty, posted a beautifully coloured image.  That in itself was no surprise, Zoe always posts beautifully coloured images.  This time though, the image had been stamped with a very pale ink, so the image when coloured had no outline.  The effect is very cool, rendering images that would look at home in a children’s storybook.  Check out Zoe’s post HERE.

Lots of people have been joining in, and posting their efforts in the Make it Crafty Facebook Group.  Some truly stunning work on show, and if you love colouring this friendly group is well worth joining.

So, finally, I have been brave.  I almost chickened out, because some of the images posted have been utterly amazing.  Zoe wasn’t letting me get away with it though, so here’s my effort!

I coloured the adorable Oliver from The Greeting Farm – Oliver & Amelia Surprise stamp set with Copics on Make it Colour Blending Card (which proved invaluable, as I did a lot of layering on the hair).  I stamped him with Adirondack Dye based Ink – Lake Mist, although it was still a little dark, so I stamped it on a piece of scrap paper first.

The results aren’t perfect, but I’m pleased with my first effort!

The Greeting Farm - Oliver & Amelia Surprise - www.quixoticcards.com

Colouring without the black outline definitely requires more thought in terms of shading, and I found it a very fun and rewarding exercise.  Definitely one I’ll repeat again!

Copics Used:

Skin: E000, E21, E11 Hair: E70, E71, E74, E77 Outfit: B41, B45, BG70, BG72, E40, E42, E43, W00, W2, W3, W5 Gift: G0000, G82, G85, Y21, Y26, Y28

If you use FaceBook, do join the Make it Crafty FB Group and let us know if you give this a try, it’s fantastic seeing everyone’s images popping up!