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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? ūüėČ

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Be 100% You!

SCACD Digital - Hoverfly - www.markergeek.com

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. ‚ÄúHoverfly‚ÄĚ is another fun image for going all out with bright colours, or you could go grungey and creepy. Either way – FUN!

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A Couple For The Boys with Tiddly Inks Stamps

Tiddly Inks clear stamps - My Boys - Marker Geek

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… ūüėČ

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.

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Happy Birthday Friend with Tiddly Inks

Tiddly Inks - Chloe & Peeps - Marker Geek

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!

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WOYWW #252 & That Journal Spread

Today I’ve got a quick snap of my desk to share for WOYWW #252 over at Julia’s Stamping Ground.¬† For the uninitiated, visit > this page < for an explanation of WOYWW and how to join in.¬† It’s pretty simple really – it’s Wednesday, post a pic of your workspace link it up, grab a coffee and have a good nose around some others. ūüėČ

My desk isn’t that interesting today, but it is a fairly typical view: markers (today they are Copics), and something I’m colouring, and my Gorjuss mug filled with Green Tea.¬† I’ve had to be sneaky though and turn over my colouring and cover up part of the journal you can see at the edge of the picture – I can’t show you what I’m working on until next week, although I am absolutely dying to. Really excited.

WOYWW 252 | Marker Geek

Anyway, those¬†of you that have checked in before and seen previous WOYWW posts may be interested to see that I have finally finished “that journal spread”, which first made an appearance in February.



You can see the two previous spreads in this journal HERE.

Supplies used:
Moleskine Sketchbook, Gel Medium (matt), Tissue Paper, Distress Inks, Ranger Blending Tool, Tim Holtz Kraft Glassine Paper, Tim Holtz Alterations Sizzix Butterfly Frenzy die, Memory Box Butterfly Delights die, Impression Obsession Leaves die set, Ranger Alcohol Inks, Ranger Glossy Cardstock, Luminarte Silks paints, Faber-Castell PITT artist markers.

Thanks for dropping in! I would love to hear from you, so please do leave a comment to say hi. ūüôā

The Travelers - card by Elaine Hughes www.quixoticcards.com

From The Archives: A Good Companion Shortens the Longest Road

All too often, with the constant new releases, gorgeous older stamps and images get forgotten.¬† I often look back over my photo folders at cards made over the past few years, and it occured to me that it might be nice to share the experience.¬† So, I’ll be scheduling a post each week looking back at previous creations which I feel deserve another turn to shine!

First up is one of my personal favourites, originally blogged on 15th May 2011.

The Travelers - card by Elaine Hughes www.quixoticcards.com

This stamp РThe Travelers Рcaptured my heart immediately.  I have a soft spot for all things wolf-related, and romantic gypsy images.  I also love how this card turned out with the beautiful Graphic 45 Le Cirque papers.

I coloured the image with Distress Inks, which was quite a labour of love considering I far prefer markers.  Even so, I was pretty happy with the results.  I do have this image on my list to revisit using markers, when I do it will be interesting to compare!

The sentiment was computer generated, and I thought it fit the image perfectly.  I finished the card off with a couple of my favourite embellishments Рa Make it Crafty chipboard corner and a bow tied using the Bow-Easy template.

I hope you’ve enjoyed this little peek into the archives!

Susana Loves Stamps - available at www.quixoticpaperie.co.uk

Hope – Dream Tag

I may have mentioned a few times now that I love the latest stamp release in the Susana Loves Stamp range from SCACD Stamps.¬† Well, I’m going to say it again!¬† This release has definitely helped renew my creative spark and has had me delving into the supplies I have long been neglecting while obsessing over markers and colouring!¬† Once upon a time, I used to play with things other than line art and pens, and I’m enjoying exploring that again and learning some new techniques.¬† Lucky I reorganised my room so I can actually find all the relevant stash!

In case you missed it, here’s a link to my previous post, which shows off the first¬†make featuring some of the new Susana Loves Stamps – Blank Canvas Collection – stamps.¬† You may have noticed in my Project Organisation post that my little “Be” tag book is hanging on my die storage drawers, as a constant reminder!

Today I’d like to share my favourite so far, a tag featuring one of the shells from the Susana Loves Stamps – Elements Collection stamp set (also available in the Shells Set without the other elements).¬† I stamped the shell with Versamark clear embossing ink onto a tag cut from Make it Colour Blending Card, and embossed with clear embossing powder.¬† I then covered the tag in Distress Inks using a blending tool.¬† I used a few different colours to create the water and sky.¬† To give the impression of waves, I used a Ranger Acrylic Paint dabber in “Snowcap” very lightly in the area where the blue and orange tones meet.¬† Pretty cool, no?¬† I finished off the tag with some gold mica flakes for a gorgeous sparkly sand effect, and added some printed twill ribbon across the middle.

Susana Loves Stamps - available at www.quixoticpaperie.co.uk

I always feel calm and somewhat hopeful when looking at the sea, and this tag seems to convey some of that.

Susana Loves Stamps - available at www.quixoticpaperie.co.uk

Hope you’ve enjoyed stopping by and checking out something a little different!¬† I’m enjoying “mixing it up” here, and perhaps inspiring you to do the same!


SCACD Stamps - Elisabeth Bell - available at www.quixoticpaperie.co.uk

Are You Ready To Take Another Peek?

Remember the adorable Peekers illustrated by Elisabeth Bell for SCACD Stamps?¬† I’m sure you do, as they have proved very popular!¬† Well, we’re back again with more of these delightful images, in Elisabeth’s second collection of Peekers from SCACD Stamps.

Over the next few days, the SCACD Team are previewing the new collection, so make sure you check in over at the SCACD Store Blog to see where you can find Peekers each day!

Release day is 29th July 2011, and the stamps will be available direct from Susana’s Custom Art & Card Design OR for those of you in the UK/Europe from Quixotic Paperie!

Today is the first day of previews, and the lovely and oh so talented¬†Janiel is joining me to show off the first of the new Peeker collection!¬† I’m definitely a fan of Janiel’s work, so I’m excited to pop over and see what she has created today.

PRIZE ALERT: Leave a comment on both mine and Janiel’s blogs today and you could be in with a chance of winning the gorgeous Peeker stamp we’re previewing!¬† See the SCACD Store Blog for full details on the release and prize draws.

Without further ado, meet… SECRET GARDEN PEEKER!

SCACD Stamps - Elisabeth Bell - available at www.quixoticpaperie.co.uk

Isn’t she adorable?¬† Such a sweet, sentimental image.¬†¬†What do you think she’s peeking at on the other side of the fence?

All colouring was done with Copic Markers on Make it Colour Blending Card.¬† If I were doing this one again, I’d probably colour the hair differently, to give a better contrast with the fence, but it doesn’t look too bad.

The gorgeous paper was perfect for this card and comes from the Echo Park – Victoria Garden 6×6 pad.¬† I inked the edges of each layer with Distress Ink – Antique Linen just to add to the slightly vintage/memories of days gone by feel.¬† That Whimsy Shapeology Double Scallop Border Die came out again too along with the Bazzill Kraft Cardstock!

The sweet sentiment is from the “Hello Go Round” set by The Greeting Farm.

Make it Crafty Lasercut Chipboard - available at www.quixoticpaperie.co.uk

That delish chipboard?¬† It’s all from the Make it Crafty Butterfly Leaves lasercut chipboard pack (available here in the UK at Quixotic Paperie).¬† I really love the Make it Crafty chipboard packs, the designs are so delicate and detailed, perfect for accenting cards as well as other papercraft projects.

If you’re in the US, Susana has the Make it Crafty chipboard packs¬†at Susana’s Custom Art & Card Design so you can grab a pack or two when you pick up your Peekers!

Copics Used:

Skin: E0000, E000, E00, E93, E95 Hair: E50, E53, E55, E57 Outfit: R30, R21, R22, G0000, G82, G99 Fence: E31, E34, E57, Y21 Ground/Grass/Flowers: E50, E53, E55, E44, E47, G82, G94, B63, B66 Sky: B000, B0000

That’s all from me!¬† Make sure you pop over and check out Janiel’s creation, which will no doubt be utterly gorgeous!¬† And check back on the SCACD Store Blog tomorrow to see who has the next Peeker on show!