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Birthday Sunflower

You wouldn’t really know it from this blog, but I love flower stamps/images. I have a collection of stamp sets and digital images because they are perfect to use for family members who wouldn’t necessarily appreciate cute or quirky character cards. I promise that I’ll try and share a few more floral and other non-character cards here from time to time, in amongst all the character cards!

My Mum’s birthday was on Sunday, so when Susana from SCACD Stamps sent me the new Sunflower digital stamp from the Carmen Medlin for SCACD Digital range I knew exactly what to do with it! Mum is a keen gardener and loves sunflowers, so this was perfect. I kept the background simple and bright to create a cheery card.

SCACD Digital - Sunflower - www.markergeek.com

The image was coloured with Copic Markers on my favourite Make it Colour Blending Card. The card is 15cm square (approx. 6″) in size.

The patterned paper came from my scraps drawer, and I cut the circle frame out using a Spellbinders Nestabilities die. The sentiment was cut using two Clearly Besotted word dies, which I used to die cut black cardstock and then heat embossed with clear embossing powder to add shine and make them stand out from the background a little more.

Hope my sunflower card has brightened your Monday at least a little!

You’re Awesome!

Today I’m sharing another card created with the adorable Wild Sprouts Wild Child set from The Greeting Farm.  You can see my previous card by scrolling down to the next post or clicking HERE.

This card uses the other character in the set. LOVE him! I think he might be my favourite of the pair, although that could easily change next time I colour them up. ;)

The Greeting Farm - Wild Sprouts Wild Child - www.markergeek.com

The image was coloured with Copic Markers on my favourite Make it Colour Blending Card then cut out ready to pop on my card front using foam pads. The card is 5.5″ x 6″ in size.

I stamped the sentiment on to a die cut speech bubble (Magnolia DooHickey I think). The sentiment is from the awesome The Greeting Farm Twisted stamp kit (I’ll be sharing cards made with that set very soon). As with my previous card the background was created using Distress Inks.

Hope you’re having a great week! Thank you for dropping by, I hope you’ve enjoyed your visit. :)

Hi Cutie with The Greeting Farm Wild Child

Today’s card was created using a stamp set I fell in love with instantly – The Greeting Farm Wild Sprouts Wild Child. SO cute, and so much fun to colour. I’ll be colouring her again soon, as I really want to colour her outfit to look like a panda. On this card I went for the reverse as I wanted to colour her hood in black. Other completely unrealistic colour combinations would be good too – why not have fun and go wild? ;)

The Greeting Farm - Wild Sprouts Wild Child - www.markergeek.com

The image was coloured with Copic Markers on my favourite Make it Colour Blending Card then cut out ready to pop on my card front using foam pads. The card is A6 in size.

The Greeting Farm - Wild Sprouts Wild Child - www.markergeek.com

The background was cut from a larger sheet I created using Distress Inks. The sentiment was die cut using a Paper Smooches word die and MFT Die-Namics alphabet dies. As you can see from the second photo, I covered the letters using my Wink of Stella clear glitter pen and they are beautifully shimmery!

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If you’re a fan of The Greeting Farm, I’m happy to say that the latest releases are now in stock over in my online store Quixotic Paperie (including all of the recent stamp kit releases). I also have a great selection of older stamps and sets in stock.

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That’s all for now. I hope you’ve enjoyed stopping by and thank you for any comments you leave, I always love to hear from you!

Be 100% You!

Today I’d like to share a card I created last week, at the same time as the card in my Happy with SCACD Digital post. I love how these cards turned out, so bright, bold and cheerful.

As with my previous card, the focal image is a digital stamp from the Carmen Medlin for SCACD Digital range. “Hoverfly” is another fun image for going all out with bright colours, or you could go grungey and creepy. Either way – FUN!

SCACD Digital - Hoverfly - www.markergeek.com

Hoverfly was coloured with Copic Markers on my favourite Make it Colour Blending Card then cut out ready to pop on my card front using foam pads. The card is approximately A5 (14.8 x 21 cm or approx 6 x 8 inches).

The background was created using Ranger Texture Paste coloured with Lindy’s Stamp Gang Magicals through a Prima Marketing Inc stencil over the top of a bright Distress Ink background.

The sentiment was created using a combination of My Favourite Things alphabet die cuts and a stamp from one of their clear stamp sets.

Thank you for dropping in! I hope you’ve enjoyed your visit today. :)

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!

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Saturated Canary Cerridwen

One of my favourite things to do is colour hair.  This is why I love the Saturated Canary images, so many of them have gorgeous flowing hair that is extremely therapeutic to get lost in colouring (with the digis I like to print them fairly large so I can do just that).

I actually coloured the image on this card at the end of Summer last year!  I thought it was about time she found her way on to a card.

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The image is Cerridwen and you will find her in digi format at Krista’s Saturated Canary store. I printed the image on Make it Colour Blending Card and coloured with ShinHan Touch Twin Markers (details below).

The designer paper is once again from an old Crate Paper collection. I inked all the layers with Distress Ink in Walnut Stain.  The image was diecut with Spellbinders Grand Circle Nestabilities.

Marker Details:

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I’m definitely feeling like I’m back in my “groove” at the moment.  About time too! I’ve got a few more cards lined up to show you this week, so make sure you check in again soon!

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A New Love: Lollyrot

Before Christmas I found myself hopping around various blogs.  I am a closet Stampotique fan so I was looking at their blog and the work of their designers.  One in particular caught my eye – the lovely and extremely talented Maria aka Lollyrot.  Not only does she create fantastic cards and other crafty projects, but she has illustrated a collection of stamps for Stampotique and has her own digital stamp line.  Needless to say, when I saw the digi stamps, I squealed in delight and grabbed them all. ;)

You can see Maria’s scrapbooking blog HERE. Her illustration blog is HERE. The digi stamps can be found HERE.

I finally found time after Christmas to colour in one of the digital stamps – Lollyrot.  I took photos with my smartphone at various stages to show the work in progress, and shared them on Facebook. For those of you that missed them, I have added a gallery at the bottom of this post for you to browse.  Please bear in mind, the photos were taken with a phone camera in variable lighting, this is not a formal step by step, the photos were snapped for fun.

The Card:

I spent some time over the past weekend turning some of my stack of coloured images into cards.  Lollyrot was one of them, and here is the finished card:

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The image has so much character and is just the right blend of cute and quirky for my taste.  I had a lot of fun colouring this one, I hope you can tell!

I printed the image at 10% opacity on Make it Colour Blending Card and coloured with ShinHan Touch Twin Markers (details below).  The image was cut out using Spellbinders Grand Circle Nestabilities and I used the “out of the box” technique to pop the tail of the bow out.  Embellished with some flatback pearls and gems.  The papers are from an old Crate Paper pack – I love the soft textures their papers used to have.  I stitched the main layers and embellished with a brad in each corner.  The papers were all inked with Distress Ink in Tea Dye.

Marker Details:

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Step by Step Photos:

That’s it!  I hope you enjoyed checking out my card and the additional colouring images.  Thank you for stopping by.

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Some Saturated Canary Fun!

Before Christmas I coloured up some Saturated Canary images for Angie Hunt at Little Darlings Rubber Stamps.  The images are from the recent rubber release, and you can find the rubber stamps at Quixotic Paperie, along with a pre-order for the Winter CHA 2013 release!

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Angie actually framed them to hang in the Little Darlings booth at Winter CHA!  Here are some pics of the booth (courtesy of Angie on FB and used here with her permission), and you can see the framed images hanging on the wall.

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Pretty cool, no? :)

 

 

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!

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!