Tag Archives: Digital

Getting Spooky with SCACD Digital Stamps

SCACD Digital - Thaddeus the Vampire - www.markergeek.com

Today I’m sharing a fun card featuring an SCACD Digital Stamps image. I’m also joining in with a group of bloggers including some of the SCACD Design Team, to help showcase some of the fantastic images now available through SCACD Digital. We’re focusing on Autumn/Fall images and the spooktacular! Some people have even taken a non-spooky digital stamp and given it a creepy twist, so beware. 😉

You can find the entire range of digital stamps available over in the SCACD Digital by Carmen Medlin section at Susana’s Custom Art & Card Design.

To check out all the creative fun on display today, grab a free digital stamp and be in with a chance at winning a prize, pop on over to the SCACD Store Blog for the full details and links to other designers.

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SCACD Digital Stamps Flash Sale & New Images!

Just a quick post to let you know that there is a FLASH SALE going on over at Susana’s Custom Art & Card Design on the SCACD Digital Stamp range! All digital stamps are on offer at $2 USD each! The sale ends at 6am California time on Thursday 18th September 2014, so be quick.

Two new floral digital stamps have been added to the range today:

SCACD Digital Stamp - Pansy - www.markergeek.com SCACD Digital Stamp - Poppy - www.markergeek.com

Make sure you grab a tea/coffee and have a good look through the range of digital stamp images, there’s definitely a little something for all tastes and at $2 each they are a steal!

I’ll be back with a new card very soon, hope you’re having a great week! 🙂

Make it Crafty Tea Party Blog Hop!

It’s time for Make it Crafty to pour a round of drinks at the super special tea party celebrations!

Not only are we celebrating the magical release of Alice in Wonderland, but Make it Crafty has turned 3! All thanks to YOU, the incredible artists and the amazing Make it Crafty team!

Let’s dance around from chair to chair, sipping a drink, eating a cake, shrinking then growing with excitement as you watch the entertainment unfold before your eyes.

Be careful not to miss the hidden words as you’ll need to collect them along the way and string them all together to form a quote. Simply enter the quote at the end of the hop for a chance to win!

Hopefully you’ve found your way from BRONWEN’S BLOG, but if you’ve just skipped a chair or two you might want to start back at Zoe’s Blog.

My card features the one and only MAD HATTER! You may or may not know that the Mad Hatter is one of my very favourite characters. I love Mad Hatter images and this one definitely shot to the top of my list!


Isn’t he awesome?

I printed the image on Make it Colour Blending Card and coloured with ShinHan Touch Twin Markers (available in the UK from Jackson’s Art Supplies).  I coloured the background using my markers, first colouring the whole area with the lighter shade and then drawing random circles over the top with the darker shade.

The background paper is from the Graphic 45 Olde Curiosity Shoppe 8×8 pad, which I recoloured using Lindy’s Stamp Gang Magicals – Witch’s Potion Purple.  The gear shapes were cut using a Tim Holtz Sizzix Alterations die, and coloured using a shimmering gold paint, which I also used to distress the edges of my papers.


3664_542953329086498_265722557_nThe fun doesn’t stop here and if you head over to ASA’s blog she’ll be sure to treat you with…

Little Miss Muffet Polka Dot Pals – Facial Feature Fun!

Tough weekend.  My Dad went back in to hospital on Friday, so we made the trip up to see him and my Mum.  It looks like they will be needing a bit more support, so I’ve got a list of things to sort out, and will be making the trip up again soon to deal with some of it.

Luckily, I made a stack of cards on Thursday/Friday, so I do have some posts to schedule here.

So, on a lighter note, I’ve got a fun card to share today.  I had the pleasure of playing with one of the recent digital releases from Little Miss Muffet Stamps.  The lovely Barbara (owner of LMM) has been one of my favourite crafters/colourists for a while, and I have often admired her creativity in the addition of facial features to more simplistic stamped images.  When Barbara released her Polka Dot Pals images, which have very simple but cute faces, I was delighted to play with them.  The images of course look adorable as they are, but Barbara is very encouraging of creative experimentation, so I took up the challenge and had a go at adding some detail to little Roxie’s face!


Not too bad for a first effort!  It certainly gave me the confidence to consider trying again in future. 🙂  You can find little Polka Dot Pals Roxie – HERE!

I printed the image 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 a bow topped with a button from my stash, and a couple of chipboard corners from a Make it Crafty Lasercut Chipboard pack which I coloured using a Neocolor II crayon.


That’s it from me.  You can pop on over to the Little Miss Muffet Challenge Blog to see a card from Barbara using one of the other Polka Dot Pals images, and make sure you take a peek at some of the other Little Miss Muffet Stamps fun while you’re there!  Enjoy. 🙂

Make it Crafty - Maiden with Long Golden Hair - www.quixoticcards.com

Fairytale Hair

One of my favourite things to colour is hair; I love images with long flowing hair where I can really get lost in colouring.  So, when I saw the new digi release from Make it Crafty, I simply had to colour up the new (and challenging) image – “Maiden with Long Golden Hair“.

Make it Crafty - Maiden with Long Golden Hair - www.quixoticcards.com

I printed her out quite large, so this image isn’t going on a card, I’ll be keeping her in a colouring folder together with the info on how I coloured her.

Quite often, I enjoy colouring just for the sake of it, rather than colouring for a specific project or card.  I can highly recommend it – the process can be a lot more relaxing and free!

Make it Crafty - Maiden with Long Golden Hair - www.quixoticcards.com


Make it Crafty – A Special Hop!

Today  we have a special blog hop for you!  Not only are there some fantastic new Christmas themed digis being release today at Make it Crafty, but today is Zoe‘s Birthday!  Yes, that’s right…


To commemorate this joyous occasion, we’re so excited to bring you a Birthday Blog Hop disguised as a Christmas Blog Hop!! We wanted to celebrate Zoe’s Birthday in style so there are lots of inspiration, prizes, freebies and even a gallery album for you to express your own birthday greetings.  This is one hop you don’t want to miss and it only goes from now until October 12th!

The general theme for this hop is Christmas and what fun would a hop be without some new images?!  Zoe has released some fabulous new holiday themed images and they are a must on anyone’s holiday list – but the best part is you get 15% off ALL the Christmas digis from now until Sunday, October 2nd.   Click on this link HERE to see them all.  Be warned, the special offer is only for this week even thought the blog hop is for two weeks – so make sure to grab them at this sale price while you can!

Before we get to the hop, there’s more details and a surprise in order… Everyone in this blog hop is giving away Blog Candy!! Whoohoo!! You’ll have two weeks, until October 12th, to visit each member in the hop below and winners will be announced on Friday,October 14th on their individual blogs.  Feel free to grab the badge above and display it on your sidebar to spread the word about Zoe’s Birthday and Blog Hop!

I’d ask if you’re ready for some inspiration yet, but wait… we’ve got yet another surprise for you!!We contacted one of Zoe’s artists (S.H.) who also wanted to participate and drew us this gorgeous party girl for the occasion. Thank you!!

This is “Party Girl Zoe” and isn’t she ca-ute?!!  We wanted to make sure everyone was included in our celebration so we’re giving away Party Girl Zoe as a freebie to everyone who wants to join in and spread some birthday cheer!! All youneed to do is create a new project using a Make it Crafty image or chippies and upload it into the gallery HERE by October 12th.  Then email Barbara, at ForgottenScraps@gmail.com with a link to your project to claim her!

Now are you ready for some Christmas inspiration? Grab a cuppa, sit back and relax, and get ready to enjoy a plethora of inspiration from the design team.

You should have hopped over here from the lovely DELPHINE’S BLOG.  If not, pop back to the start over on the Make it Colourful blog.

On my card I have used the most adorable little Christmas angel – Sweet Angel.  She’s available as a digital image in today’s release over at Make it Crafty.

Make it Crafty Christmas Angel - www.quixoticcards.com

I coloured her with ShinHan Touch Twin brush markers on Make it Colour Blending Card.  The designer papers and the word sticker are from the Echo Park Season’s Greetings 12×12 collection kit (also available as a 6×6 paper pad) and I layered a couple of chipboard snowflakes from a Make it Crafty Lasercut Chipboard pack, and popped a gem in the middle.  I also coloured some white ribbon with a ShinHan Touch Twin Marker (R5) to match the bow on the image.

Make it Crafty Christmas Angel - www.quixoticcards.com

Here’s a colour map to show the marker colours I used on the image:

Make it Crafty Christmas Angel - www.quixoticcards.com


Now, time for a little candy!  I’m giving away a pack of yummy Make it Colour Blending Card!  Yep, 25 sheets of my favourite cardstock for use with alcohol based markers (and it’s great for pencils too).  To win, all you need to do is enter your details in the Mr Linky form below!  I will draw a winner and announce them on October 14th.



We hope you’ve enjoyed the hop and make sure you head on over to Zoe’s personal   blog and wish her a Happy Birthday!  😀   Grab the badge above and display iton your sidebar to spread the word about Zoe’s Birthday and Blog Hop!  Until then, happy stamping!

Your next stop on the hop is the fabulous TRACY’S BLOG!

You Make Such a Difference

Today I’d like to share a card I created for a commission.  This was a fun one to create, and reminded me how much I enjoy making easel cards. 

The image is one of Mo Manning’s digital images – Erasmus.  The sentiment is by Lili of the Valley.

Mo Manning - Erasmus - www.quixoticcards.com

I coloured her with Copics on Make it Colour Blending Card.  Designer papers are a mix of The Girl’s Paperie – Paper Girl and Echo Park – Country Drive, both of which you can grab at Quixotic Paperie until midnight tonight (18th July 2011)!

The tags and label were all cut using Magnolia DooHickey Dies.  The scalloped border on the card front is part of the Whimsy Shapeology Double Scallop Border Die.  All layers were distressed using Distress Ink – Antique Linen.

Mo Manning - Erasmus - www.quixoticcards.com

Copics used:

Skin: E0000, E000, E00, E11, E95 Hair: E50, E53, E34 Outfit: G21, G24, G28, C2, C4, C6, BG70, BG72 Book/Paper: Y21, YR23, YR24, W00, W1, W3 Ground: E50, E53, E55, E44 Sky: B0000, B000

If you prefer your stamps in rubber, I have a great selection of Mo Manning’s images from the Stamping Bella range over at Quixotic Paperie, along with a selection of Mo Manning images in photopolymer from Stampavie!

Mix ‘n’ Match With Tiddly Inks & Make it Crafty!

It’s finally time to release the big Mix n’ Match collection from Tiddly Inks and Make it Crafty!

Together they have been craftily plotting behind the scenes for months (making us drool in anticipation) to bring you a fabulous collection of Steampunk creations with a Victorian theme! You’ll find little steampunk houses, bits and bobs background scenes, flying contraptions, gorgeous characters and the finest selection of digital papers!

We could send you on a little hop, but they are getting a bit boring… so we knocked our heads together and thought up a game to play instead!

‘I SPY’ with my little eye…

… hmmm what do you spy??

Well to find out, head on over to where it all begins!!



Start Mix n’ Matching with Tiddly Inks and Make it Crafty straight away as you grab the super bargain of 15% OFF!!

Just enter the coupon code MIXNMATCH at checkout!

I’ve got a card to share with you, featuring some of the fantastic new images!  Steampunk is TOTALLY up my street.  You won’t have seen much in that vein on my blog here to date, but if you took a look at my bookshelves and at the art I admire, it crops up fairly frequently.

As soon as I saw Christy’s fairies, and the Make it Crafty Steampunk Goggles, I knew the scene I wanted to create.

Tiddly Inks & Make it Crafty Steampunk Scene - www.quixoticcards.com

I’ve used two different Tiddly Inks Tanker Fairies, the Make it Crafty Steampunk Goggles and Make it Crafty Metallic Flowers (copied twice) to create this scene.

Coloured entirely with Copic Markers on Make it Colour Blending Cardstock.  The designer paper is, appropriately, Graphic 45 Steampunk Debutante (which you can currently grab with 15% off!). The gorgeous embellishments are Make it Crafty Lasercut Chipboard covered in Twinkling H20s – Solar Gold.

I haven’t listed the Copic markers I used, as there were quite a few, but if you have any questions at all, just shout!  Happy to help if I can. 🙂

I’m already colouring up another scene using the new Steampunk images, just couldn’t resist!

For those of you who prefer your images in rubber, I do stock a selection of Make it Crafty images in rubber at Quixotic Paperie.  If you want to see some of the new Steampunk images make it to rubber, make sure you hassle Zoe at Make it Crafty and let her know. 😉  I also have a selection of Tiddly Inks in rubber from Stamping Bella.