Tag Archives: Cute

A Couple For The Boys with Tiddly Inks Stamps

As I type this post I’m a little excited. Most of our new furniture is being delivered tomorrow morning! My books will once again have a home, and we will actually have a coffee table and bedside tables (we disposed of the old ones during the move). It’s the little things… ;)

I have been doing a lot of colouring, but not much card-making as yet (although I plan on doing some very soon). Today’s cards were created for Papercraft Essentials magazine earlier this year, and were part of the same set as the one in last week’s post.

Tiddly Inks clear stamps - My Boys - Marker GeekTo create these two cards I used a couple of different Tiddly Inks clear stamp sets (available in my online store Quixotic Paperie): Tiddly Inks My Boys and Tiddly Inks Wild Thang. The images were stamped on my favourite Make it Colour Blending Card and coloured with Copic markers.

Tiddly Inks clear stamps - Wild Thang - Marker Geek

As in my previous post, the backgrounds were created using Distress Inks and water. Nice and simple, especially if you create a large sheet and cut it up, or create lots of smaller sheets at once. The sentiments were stamped directly on to the background and embossed.

That’s it! Fingers crossed I’ll have something new to share very soon. :)

Happy Birthday Friend with Tiddly Inks

We still have things to sort out here in the new house, and we’re waiting for new furniture to be delivered so we can get fully unpacked and organised. As you can imagine my bank account is now looking very clean and tidy, even if nothing else is! Hah!

If you’re following me on Facebook, you will be aware that I am back in full swing as far as colouring goes. I’ve been colouring lots of Stamping Bella images for their new website and packaging, and an imminent release. So keep your eyes peeled for all that excitement!

I’m also working on something fun and hopefully informative for you featuring the Make it Crafty Fiery Baby Dragon rubber stamp, exclusively available at my store Quixotic Paperie. Again, watch this space.

Today I’d like to share a card I made a while ago, which was featured in Papercraft Essentials Magazine Issue 107 earlier this year.

Tiddly Inks - Chloe & Peeps - Marker GeekI used the adorable Tiddly Inks clear stamp set – Chloe & Peeps which is available along with a fantastic range of other Tiddly Inks clear stamps at my online store Quixotic Paperie. I stamped Chloe on my favourite Make it Colour Blending Card and coloured with Copic markers.

The sentiments were stamped and embossed on the background with white embossing powder. I combined a sentiment from a different Tiddly Inks stamp set with an alphabet stamp set from Mama Elephant.

I had a lot of fun creating this card and the others featured in the same issue, as I got messy and created my own background papers using Distress Inks. I love to create my own backgrounds using inks and other mediums, as I prefer to colour my images without thinking about the papers I’ll be using. Creating my own backgrounds makes it easier to create something that coordinates.

Thank you for stopping by! I’ll be back again soon with some more crafty fun to share. :)

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!

La La Land Crafts Halloween Showcase: Cauldron Witch Marci

Phew.  I fully intended to be back and blogging before now, but time has not been on my side!  I have been working away on lots of colouring, but card-making and blogging proved to be too much of a stretch.  Lots of boring “real life” stuff being sorted out at the moment, on top of the day to day things, so something just has to give.  Plus, I’ve been working on redesigning the blog as you can probably see, and haven’t quite finished that yet either.

Anyway, I can share something a little fun today! I’m thrilled to join the La-La Land Crafts team today as a guest to help show off the new Halloween release (if you’re a regular here, you may know that I am a sucker for Halloween).  So, enough waffling from me, here are all the details and my project!

In this new release we have FOUR new stamps, THREE new dies and ONE new Frames & Shapes Kit.
The new stamps include:
For the DIES we have:
Last, but not least, we have an awesome Halloween Frames & Shapes Kit!
Halloween Summary (2)
All of these NEW products are now available in the online store!  Click HERE to go SHOPPING!
Now for my project!  I used the adorable CAULDRON WITCH MARCI along with the HALLOWEEN FRAMES & SHAPES KIT and the PUMPKINS and SPIDER WEB CORNER dies.
I stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Make it Colour Blending Card and coloured with ShinHan Touch Twin Markers (available in the UK from Jackson’s Art Supplies).  I created the background using Tim Holtz Distress Inks on pearlescent card, which I sprinkled with water.  The pumpkins were cut from the MiC card using the Pumpkins die and then coloured with markers.  The chipboard frame was painted using Luminarte Silks in “Boysenberry”, the bat details were then painted using Gel Medium mixed with Lindy’s Stamp Gang Magicals in Screamin’ Banshee Black, to give the slightly textured leathery look along with some shimmer.
Marker details:
Skin: YR132, YR133, BR107, R28
Hair: R3, BR91
Outfit: WG5, WG8, WG9, PB75, P281, Y222, YR21
Cat: CG5, CG8, CG9, R28
Cauldron: BG3, BG5, BG7, BG9, GY234, GY235
Pumpkins: YR33, YR31, GY232, GY235
Shading: WG3, WG6, WG9, CG9
That’s it!  I’ll be back shortly with some more posts, and a finished redesign!

Time Flies!

I hope you’re all having a great week so far! Mine has been relatively quiet, and I feel like I’m starting to regroup.  I cleaned my marker collection while watching TV series on Netflix, those Copics certainly do get sticky!  I’ve also been doing some colouring.  Nothing too exciting, but I’m plodding along. ;)

Today I’ve got a really fun card to share with you.  I had absolutely no plan for this, which to be completely honest is often the case!

I coloured the adorable “Tick Tock” from the SCACD Susana Loves Stamps Oddly Sweet Curiosities range, and then he sat on my desk until I happened upon a stencil in one of my drawers!  At first I wasn’t entirely sure how I wanted to use the stencil.  I thought I was going to use inks, but then it occurred to me that I wanted a fairly bold look, so I decided to use the stencil to trace and then colour with markers.  It turned out better than I expected!


I stamped Tick Tock with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Make it Colour Blending Card and coloured with ShinHan Touch Twin Markers (available in the UK from Jackson’s Art Supplies).  The background was traced with a light pencil on to a separate piece of the same cardstock and again coloured with my markers.  I then cut Tick Tock out with scissors and popped him up on foam pads.  The sentiment I used comes with Tick Tock!

Both the new Susana Loves Stamps collections are available in rubber, direct from Susana’s Custom Art & Card Design or for International customers from Quixotic Paperie in the UK!


Sweets for my Sweet!

Another Tiddly Inks cutie today!

This one is from the Tiddly Inks – Sweets for my Sweet clear stamp set which is great value with TWO characters and a number of sentiments and accessory stamps.


So cute!

I stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Make it Colour Blending Card and coloured with ShinHan Touch Twin Markers (available in the UK from Jackson’s Art Supplies).



Walking on Sunshine

I have a fun Tiddly Inks card to share today.  It is so beautiful and sunny here that this just seemed like the perfect card to post!

Meet Tiddly Inks – Fairy Sunny Day, who comes in a clear stamp set together with sentiments, one of which I used on my card (I employed a little trick I like to use with clear sentiments – I curved the stamp slightly on my block before stamping)!


I stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Make it Colour Blending Card and coloured with ShinHan Touch Twin Markers (available in the UK from Jackson’s Art Supplies).


I hope you’re having a lovely day, whatever you’re up to!


It’s Kind of Fun To Do The Impossible

Hope you’re having a great weekend!  This post has been scheduled, as I am bound to be exhausted after spending Saturday helping family with a little overdue spring-cleaning/de-cluttering.

Anyway, today I’d like to share another fun Stamping Bella card with you.  This time it’s another of those hilarious Christine Grove images – TWIRL.

NOTE: The new release is also available in the UK over at my store Quixotic Paperie, and is in stock now! Both the new Uptown Girls AND the Christine Grove releases are available.

Love this image, and the sentiment which comes with it is perfect!


I stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Make it Colour Blending Card and coloured with ShinHan Touch Twin Markers (available in the UK from Jackson’s Art Supplies).



Friends are the Flowers of Life

The card I’m sharing today features one of the adorable Tiddly Inks clear stamp sets.  I’ve been a fan of Christy Croll’s cute and quirky images for quite some time, so I was excited to add the clear stamps to the range stocked at Quixotic Paperie earlier this year.  Finally I’ve found some time to play, and this is the first of a batch of cards.  Once I got started, I found these cute characters a little addictive to colour. ;)


On my card I actually used two stamp sets.  The character and sentiment come from the Tiddly Inks – Friends are Flowers clear stamp set, and the flowers I stamped on the background cardstock are from the Tiddly Inks – Harmony at Home clear stamp set.

I stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Make it Colour Blending Card and coloured with ShinHan Touch Twin Markers (available in the UK from Jackson’s Art Supplies). I embellished with one of my favourite corner dies – Dies by SCACD – Garden Corners.


I’ve got more cards ready to share with you this week, so stay tuned!


Enjoy The Little Things…

It has been a slightly odd week here.  Good news, so-so news, a lingering cold and a mopey dog.

In good news, my Dad is home from hospital now.  He will be receiving continuing treatment via nurse visits, but he is home and much more comfortable. In other good news, an ongoing issue which had been causing me a great deal of stress for some time has been resolved. I’m not sure my brain has quite registered all of this yet, I’m waiting for the relief to kick in.

So, it’s the end of the week, which can only mean one thing… BELLARIFFIC FRIDAY! :) Make sure you pop on over to Bloggabella later today to see what everyone has been up to, including the sistahood!

Don’t forget that there are many ways to win some Bella $$$ – you can comment on the Bellariffic Friday blog post, join in with the next challenge and also upload all your Stamping Bella creations to the SCS Gallery using the keyword stampingbella .

I have created another card using one of the awesome Christine Grove for Stamping Bella stamps, because yeah, I am addicted.

This is TALLULAH in her TUTU, and she comes with the sentiment I used.  You could, of course, pair her up with all sorts of sentiments for different occasions.


As usual, I stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Make it Colour Blending Card and coloured with ShinHan Touch Twin Markers. I cut the image layer out using a Spellbinders Grand Oval die, and layered on Coredinations cardstock.