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Step By Step: Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps Dragon Queen No Line Colouring

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps - Dragon Queen - www.markergeek.com

Today I’m returning to an old love – Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps! I have been completely smitten with their recent releases and particularly the stamp I used on today’s card. Annie Rodrigue is a firm favourite of mine, and I love her darker illustrations the best.

I decided to take some progress photos while colouring Dragon Queen, to illustrate my colouring process when working on an image using the “No Line Colouring” technique. I’ve put together a step by step guide which you will find below, along with the marker colour palette. I hope that you find these resources useful in your own colouring adventures. If you like them, let me know and I will do my best to bring you more in future.

NOTE: this blog post contains some large images.

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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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Hi Cutie with The Greeting Farm Wild Child

The Greeting Farm - Wild Sprouts Wild Child - www.markergeek.comToday’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? ;)

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Happy Day Mermaid!

The Greeting Farm - Magical kit Mermaid - www.markergeek.com

As promised, I’m getting back to my colouring and card-making now that all the new furniture has been delivered and organised. I’ll give you a little tour of my new office/craft space soon, just need a couple of little extras to get it fully organised *cough* Ikea trolley I’ve been admiring for months *cough*.

For now, here’s one I DIDN’T create earlier! The second card to be completed in the new house. Whoo! Several others were completed over the weekend, and I’ll be sharing them in due course.

I’ve been on a bit of a The Greeting Farm (TGF) stamping/colouring binge. They were one of my first character stamp loves, and I have been making some time to play with them because they just make me happy.

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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!


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!



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? :)



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

Have a Sweet Holiday – Kraftin’ Kimmie Challenge

Hopefully while you’re reading this, I’ll be off having a nice lunch with family.  Then, I’m going to chill out for the rest of the weekend, and hopefully do a little colouring.  I hope you’re having a similarly pleasant and relaxing time!

Today sees the start of a new Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps challenge.  This week our hostess Kerry has asked to see food/drink themed creations!  Join in with us, using a Kraftin’ Kimmie stamp and you could win the stamp featured on Kerry’s card today!  See the challenge blog for full details on how to enter.

My card today features the lovely GRACE (also available in the UK at Quixotic Paperie), one of this year’s Holiday themed images by Annie Rodrigue.

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

I stamped Grace with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Make it Colour Blending Card (now back in stock at QP!) and coloured with a combination of ShinHan Touch Twin Markers and Copics.  The paper is from my overflowing scrap drawer and the dies used are Magnolia DooHickey for the lacey border and MFT Die-Namics Fishtail Flags (chopped down a bit) for the sentiment.

That’s it!  I’ll be back tomorrow with another card to share (you can find out what happened to Quinn’s head from yesterday’s post ;-) ).

Stamping Bella - Mabel Is Reaching For The Stars - www.quixoticcards.com/blog

Shoot For The Moon

Happy Saturday! I’m here today to share my Bellariffic Friday card for this week.

This one is a sweet and simple card, because I wanted to focus all the attention on the adorable image – Mabel Reaching for the Stars (also available in the UK at Quixotic Paperie).   I did play a little fast and loose with the sketch we had to follow, but I’m sure I’ll be forgiven…maybe… ;)

Stamping Bella - Mabel Is Reaching For The Stars - www.quixoticcards.com/blog

The awesome sentiment comes with the image stamp.

I stamped little Mabel with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Make it Colour Blending Card and coloured with a combination of ShinHan Touch Twin Markers and Copics.  I cut the sentiment out using one of the MFT Die-Namics Fishtail Flags STAX dies.

NEXT WEEK’S CHALLENGE: Simply – add some SNOW to your card. Email your entries to Emily at Stamping Bella by Thursday 1st November to be in with a chance of winning some Bella Bucks.

Stamping Bella - Uptown Girls Rain Snow Shine by www.quixoticcards.com/blog

Rain, Snow or Shine…

I was hoping to post a fun and spooky Halloween card today, but unfortunately (as seems to be typical at this time of year) I simply ran short on time.  So, I wish you a spooktacular Halloween, but today I’m going to share something completely non-spooky!

Before I share, I’d like to send my very best wishes to all my friends in the US who have been affected by the storm.  I’ve been following the news reports over here, and have been hoping that you all stay safe.

So, today’s card has been “in the works” for a few weeks.  That is to say, I came up with the idea and it has taken me a few weeks to actually sit down and make it. ;)

You may spot that I have once again used that old favourite – Stamping Bella Polaroid Frame stamp (also available in the UK at Quixotic Paperie).  I masked and stamped my Uptown Girls – Lolly, Quinn and Pippa (also available in the UK at Quixotic Paperie) in the frame and cut the inner portion of the frame out.

Stamping Bella - Uptown Girls Rain Snow Shine by www.quixoticcards.com/blog

Cool, huh?  Love the sketchy look of the frame.  I stamped the images with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Make it Colour Blending Card and coloured with a combination of ShinHan Touch Twin Markers and Copics.

Stamping Bella - Uptown Girls Rain Snow Shine by www.quixoticcards.com/blog

I used some Tim Holtz chit-chat stickers and the MFT High Rise Alphabet Lower Case die set to create the sentiment.  The designer paper is from an older My Mind’s Eye paper pack.

What do you think? I love how it turned out, which is actually slightly different from how I first saw it in my head.

Anyway, the dog has been walked, work has been done, chores have been done (sort of), the weather is dismal, and I’ve got colouring to get done!  Tonight I plan on making some popcorn and watching a scary film (or two).