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1st Birthday Stamp & Die Cut Scene Card

1st Birthday Scene Card & Copic Marker Colour Palette  - www.markergeek.com

I’ve got a sweet little 1st Birthday card to share today, featuring a Mama Elephant stamp, die cut scene elements and Copic Marker colouring.

Read on to see my card for today and to get a full Copic Colour Palette to go with it!

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You’re the Brightest Star with Mama Elephant Stamps

Mama Elephant - Cosmic Stars - www.markergeek.com

I’ve got a sweet little card to share today, featuring Mama Elephant stamps and Copic Marker colouring.

Read on to see my card for today and to get a full Copic Colour Palette to go with it!

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“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

Mother’s Day

Today is Mothering Sunday in the UK, so I would like to wish all of the mothers out there a wonderful day!

I’ve got a quick card to share, which was sent to my Mum.

Mother's Day Card | Marker Geek

I do love this combination of colours. This card was actually created around the same time as the one in > this post < .


Dies: Sizzix Tattered Flower Garland (657824), Impression Obsession Twig Wreath
Distress Inks: Mustard Seed, Salty Ocean, Gathered Twigs
Misc: Ranger Blending Tool and foam, Distressing Tool, white cardstock, Core’dinations Distress colour core cardstock, Glossy Accents (used as adhesive), Tim Holtz Chit Chat word sticker, water mister bottle.

A Card for Mother

Last year, with one thing and another, I failed miserably at sending handcrafted cards. Most people received a store bought card for birthdays, Christmas etc. This year, I am trying to get ahead so that most people on my list will receive something handcrafted.

I’ll talk about this a little more in an upcoming post where I plan to discuss some of my current thoughts on paper crafting. Suffice to say, most people on my list should receive a card made by my own fair hand, but not necessarily a card featuring an image I’ve coloured.

Today’s card is one of two I have created in preparation for Mother’s Day/Mothering Sunday. This year in the UK Mother’s Day falls on 30th March, so I am doing very well indeed!


I kept it very simple, using papers I created with Distress Inks both as the background layer and to die-cut the heart shapes that form the focal point of the card. The dies I used were Memory Box Cupid Heart and Silverdale Heart. The word “mother” was added using a Tim Holtz Chit Chat word sticker, which I inked with Distress Ink to match the background layer.

That’s it! A sweet and simple card, and a step closer to achieving my goal. 😉

A Splash of Colour

This month I am finding myself inspired by Anna- Karin Evaldsson’s colour scheme for her creations in the latest issue of Craft Stamper Magazine (Mar 2014). I love bold, vibrant colour and Anna-Karin’s cards and tags were a perfect splash of colour in a very grey month!

As you can see, I was inspired by the card featured on the magazine cover when I created my card. Mine is simpler and a little less muted in tone. I used a Sizzix Susan’s Garden Dogwood die set which I received as a gift at Christmas, along with a MFT Die-Namics die, which I cut and layered in cardstock several times to give the look of chipboard. The top layer is Coredinations cardstock, sanded to give a distressed look. The sentiment is from a PTI set I have had for a while.


The background was created using the Ranger blending tool with Distress Inks in Mustard Seed and Salty Ocean. The edges were distressed with a distressing tool and inked with Gathered Twigs. I created a mat from Coredinations Tim Holtz Distress cardstock, which I sanded and distressed.

That’s it!  This one is on the way to someone special who needs a little extra cheer on their birthday this year. I’m hoping it will bring a smile.