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Card & Video: Make it Crafty Phoebe & Reds

Make it Crafty Phoebe's Christmas Wish Copic Marker Colour Palette - ww.markergeek.com My friend Zoe from Make it Crafty recently gave away a gorgeous Christmas digi free to newsletter subscribers. I think she may still be available, so pop on over to the Make it Crafty FB page to check out the details and sign up (it is worth subscribing on Facebook and via the newsletter so you don’t miss the freebies that Zoe generously gives away from time to time)!

As soon as I saw Phoebe’s Christmas Wish I knew I wanted to create a very simple Christmas card with her cropped to one side. Sometimes I puzzle for ages over how I want to use an image, sometimes I just know.

Keep reading to see the card and for some discussion about Copic reds, a marker palette and speed colouring video. Phew, you may want to grab a tea/coffee first! ;)

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Christmas Card with Tiddly Inks Clear Stamps

Tiddly Inks Clear Stamps - Willow Christmas Fairy - www.markergeek.com

Happy World Card-making Day! I hope you’re managing to sneak in some crafty fun this weekend.

I’ve got a sweet little card to share with you today and I have to say I’m pretty pleased with myself. Why? It’s a Christmas card! I’m not known for being an early bird when it comes to Christmas preparations, but I could not resist colouring up the adorable new Christmas fairy from Tiddly Inks Clear Stamps. I actually have her all stamped up again with one of the accessory stamps from the set, so look out for some more inspiration soon!

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Stamping Bella - Ramona Shares Her Hot Chocolate - www.quixoticcards.com

Mister Penguin Is The Cutest!

Looking through my folder of photos I was startled to see that I forgot to blog one of my Christmas cards! Tsk.  It features one of my favourite recent releases too, so I’m here to share it now!

I gave this card to Paul for Christmas, because I knew he would love the adorable Mister Penguin, and he did. ;)

Stamping Bella - Ramona Shares Her Hot Chocolate - www.quixoticcards.com

The stamp I used is Stamping Bella – Ramona Shares Her Hot Chocolate (available in the UK at Quixotic Paperie). It definitely doesn’t have to be a Christmas image, it would be equally adorable for a wintry friendship or birthday card!  I coloured this image up fairly quickly, which was handy since I was definitely short on time and energy just before Christmas.

I stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Make it Colour Blending Card and coloured with a combination of ShinHan Touch Twin Markers and Copic Markers. I kept it nice and simple, so no designer paper. Spellbinders dies, little crystal gems to accent.

That’s it for today.  Hope Monday allows you to ease into the week without too much stress.  I’ll be back tomorrow with something else to show you!

Stamping Bella - Hanging Ornaments - www.quixoticcards.com/blog

Final Card of 2012!

This is another of the cards that should have been posted over Christmas, and is my final card for 2012. It’s a nice clean and simple one, but I do love it. No colouring, just ink and paper and a couple of dies.

I stamped Stamping Bella – Hanging Ornaments with red SU ink on kraft cardstock, and inked the edges with SU ink in brown.

Stamping Bella - Hanging Ornaments - www.quixoticcards.com/blog

That’s it!  Hope you have a wonderful New Year’s Eve, whatever you have planned.  We’re full of cold and the dog has an ear infection, so we’ll be cuddled up on the sofa watching a film – actually doesn’t sound too bad at all, apart from the illness!

My very best wishes to all of you for 2013, I hope it brings lots of joy and success for everyone, and of course lots of crafty fun!

Stamping Bella - Uptown Girls - Three Amigas - www.quixoticcards.com

Merry Christmas Sistahs!

This post was meant to go up on Christmas Eve, to convey my best wishes for Christmas.  Oh well!  Here are my belated Christmas wishes for you all…

Stamping Bella - Uptown Girls - Three Amigas - www.quixoticcards.com

I used one of my favourite new Stamping Bella images – Uptown Girls Three Amigas (also available in the UK at Quixotic Paperie – the store will be open again around 5th January 2013) .  Fabulous aren’t they?! I stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Make it Colour Blending Card and coloured with ShinHan Touch Twin Markers.

Stamping Bella - Uptown Girls - Three Amigas - www.quixoticcards.com

This card fits in rather nicely with the current challenge we have running over on the Stamping Bella SCS forum – to create a card with lots of white space.  You still have time to join in with us, as the challenge finishes at midnight EST on Monday 7th January 2012.  Pop on over to the Bellatastic Tuesday #2 post on the forum for full details!

I’ll be back tomorrow with the last of my 2012 cards, and the last Christmas themed card you’ll be seeing from me for quite a while! ;-)

Whimsy Stamps - Santa and Teddy Portrait - www.quixoticcards.com/blog

A Belated Christmas Post!

*sigh* I arrived home yesterday after spending a week with family for Christmas to find that the blog posts I scheduled before leaving had failed to post. Typical!  So bear with me, I’ll be sharing those posts over the next three days to catch up.

A belated Merry Christmas to you all.  I hope you had a fantastic time, whatever you were doing.  We spent the week in Devon, mostly tucked up indoors as it was very wet and windy!  I managed to pick up a brand new cold from someone, which I have brought home with me, so no doubt I’ll be seeing in the New Year huddled up on the sofa.

As January draws closer I’m contemplating some plans for the New Year, which I will let you in on as soon as I can.  Quixotic Paperie is currently closed while I take a break for Christmas and New Year and will reopen again shortly after New Year’s Day, probably on the 4th or 5th of January (and yes there will be some fantastic bargains to be had).

In the meantime, here’s one of those cards that should have been posted before Christmas Day!

This card was created for our newest niece, for her first Christmas, using Whimsy Stamps Santa and Teddy Portrait.

Whimsy Stamps - Santa and Teddy Portrait - www.quixoticcards.com/blog

I stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Make it Colour Blending Card and coloured with a combination of ShinHan Touch Twin Markers and Copics. The designer paper is from a Graphic 45 8×8 pad. The gorgeous holly flourish is a Make it Crafty Lasercut Chipboard embellishment coloured with Twinkling H20s.

I posted some photos on Facebook during the colouring process, and here they are!

Whimsy Stamps - Santa and Teddy Portrait - www.quixoticcards.com/blog

Whimsy Stamps - Santa and Teddy Portrait - www.quixoticcards.com/blog

Whimsy Stamps - Santa and Teddy Portrait - www.quixoticcards.com/blog

Whimsy Stamps - Santa and Teddy Portrait - www.quixoticcards.com/blog

Whimsy Stamps - Santa and Teddy Portrait - www.quixoticcards.com/blog

I’ll be back tomorrow with another one of the cards that should have been blogged in my absence!

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps - Christmas is Love - www.quixoticcards.com/blog

Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps Challenge – Keep Cozy!

Time for another Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps challenge!  This week it’s my turn to be the hostess, and I want to see you KEEP COZY!  Create a card/project with a warm theme or warm colours.

Join in with us this week, using a Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps image and you could win the stamp featured on my card today!

I’m getting the warm fuzzies with one of my favourite releases from this year: Emilie Goulet’s “Christmas Is Love” (also available in the UK at Quixotic Paperie).

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps - Christmas is Love - www.quixoticcards.com/blog

I stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Make it Colour Blending Card and coloured with ShinHan Touch Twin Markers.  Designer paper is from the Fancy Pants Saint Nick 6×6 pad. For a little embellishment I used some ribbon and an MFT Die-Namics Scallop Ribbon Border diecut.

That’s it from me!  Time to go and finish off the last of my Christmas cards and get some gift tags made.  If only I had a helpful elf to lighten the load. ;-)

Stamping Bella - Mister Penguin Helping Ramona - www.quixoticcards.com/blog

Bellariffic Friday – Mister Penguin Helps Ramona

It has been a pretty exciting week.  On Wednesday we rushed off to London to see our gorgeous new niece – Sophia – who was born at half past seven that morning!  She is absolutely lovely, and we’re very much looking forward to seeing her again at Christmas. I’ve also been having a lot of fun shopping for baby gifts. ;-)

Today is of course, Bellariffic Friday, and I’ve got another Christmas card to share!  Apart from a couple of special family cards I am now pretty much done!  This is definitely a first.  Normally I have four or five cards left to make on 23rd December and end up burning the midnight oil.  Most of the Christmas gifts have also been ordered now, so fingers crossed I could potentially be all done with card making and gift wrapping by the end of next week.  That would be a novelty.

So, here is my card for today, following the sketch we were given last week.  I used the adorable Mister Penguin Helps Ramona, is he not the cutest? (stamp is available in the UK from Quixotic Paperie)

Stamping Bella - Mister Penguin Helping Ramona - www.quixoticcards.com/blog

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

Papers are from an older Echo Park kit.  Stickers are Tim Holtz Chit Chat.  The snowflakes are from a Make it Crafty Lasercut Chipboard pack.

NEXT WEEK’S CHALLENGE: Simply – create a tag! You could create a tag on its own, or create a tag and add it to a card! Email your entries to Emily at Stamping Bella by the end of Thursday 6th December to be in with a chance of winning some Bella Bucks.

PLUS there’s another chance to win $25 Stamping Bella gift vouchers with our Anything Goes challenge over at Splitcoast Stampers – check out the info here! Use keyword BELLANOV2012 when uploading to the SCS gallery and get your pics uploaded by midnight EST on 10th December.

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps - Celestina - www.quixoticcards.com/blog

Feeling Festive with Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps!

I can cross another Christmas card off the list today with my Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps challenge card this week!  I am this week’s hostess, and I’m asking for festive creations!  Play along and you could win the stamp featured on my card today!

See the Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps Challenge blog post for full details on entering and to check out the Krafty Girls’ gorgeous creations!

On my card I used the gorgeous CELESTINA (also available in the UK at Quixotic Paperie).

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps - Celestina - www.quixoticcards.com/blog

I stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Make it Colour Blending Card and coloured with ShinHan Touch Twin Markers.  The designer paper is the Graphic 45 Christmas Emporium pad.

It’s a very grey and miserable day here in Dorset, with lots of rain, so we’re catching up on some chores and then I’ll be spending the afternoon crafting!  Hope you’re having a lovely weekend, whatever you’re up to!