Tag Archives: Halloween

Card: Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps Too Cute To Spook!

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When thumbing through my stamp collection for Halloween images recently I couldn’t quite believe I had neglected this little cutie! She is an older release from Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps, but I believe she is still available. I had some fun colouring her up and creating a simple but fun card to pop her on.

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Card: Make it Crafty Mini Monstaboyz & Mini Monstagalz In The Frame!

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As soon as I saw the Mama Elephant “Peek a Frame” die set I knew I wanted to create a fun card using the Make it Crafty Mini MonstaBoyz and Mini Monstagalz stamps. It turned out better than I envisaged, and is so cute I could burst!

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Step By Step: Halloween Cat from Stamping Bella

Stamping Bella - Hallowen Cat - www.markergeek.com

I’ve got a fun little card to share with you today, featuring one of the new Christine Grove rubber stamps from Stamping Bella. I’ve got a major soft spot for Christine’s images, particularly the animals. They are quirky and definitely make me smile while I’m colouring.

Along with my card I created a very simple guide to colouring a basic lantern glow. This isn’t by any means the only way to do it, but I wanted to show you how easy it is to do, especially if like me you’re adding it as an afterthought to an already coloured image with background (I coloured the image in a hurry and it wasn’t until I started to put the card together that I really considered the little lantern).

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Card: Wicked Birthday Wishes Copic Scene Card

Make it Crafty - Haunted House & Mini MonstaBoyz Scene - www.markergeek.com

I’m a firm believer in giving spooky images the opportunity to shine for all sorts of occasions, not just Halloween. Since it was Paul’s birthday this week I decided I’d create a fun spooky scene card for him. I love to create scenes with stamps and as it had been a while since I last created one, this was a lot of fun.

I’ve added a handy Copic Colour Palette at the end of my post for you, showing the markers I used on my scene card.

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Step By Step: Fun Halloween Cards & Ghosts with Copics

Waltzing Mouse Stamps - Boo & Friends Halloween Cards - www.markergeek.com

Sometimes (okay, fairly often) I see a stamp set I just cannot resist, and I will admit I am a total sucker for Halloween stamps. Waltzing Mouse Stamps recently released some great Halloween stamp sets, which somehow found their way in to my shopping basket. 😉

I thought it would be fun to do a little mini-tutorial on how I coloured these sweet little ghost stamps with Copic markers for my Halloween cards. You will find it towards the end of this blog post as a pinnable image!

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Getting Spooky with SCACD Digital Stamps

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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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La-La Land Crafts Inspiration Friday – Mask or Merge!

I’m having some fun guest designing for La-La Land Crafts at the moment, so today I have another card to share for Inspiration Friday.  The theme this week is “Mask/Merge”, so make sure you drop by the La-La Land Crafts Blog to see more fun makes from the other girls!

My card features the adorable Darling Dragon Luka together with Bat Girl Marci, both from the recent Halloween release.  The sentiment comes with Luka.


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

I framed my little scene using one of the frames from the Halloween Shapes & Frames kit, which I painted with Luminarte Silks in Boysenberry.  I also painted the border of my card front with this to match. I mounted the framed image on a piece of Coredinations cardstock, altered using a die-cut from the Spiderweb Corner Die, which I used as a mask with some white pigment ink.

Copic Markers: 
Skin: E50, E51, E93, BV20
Marci Hair: C4, C6, C9, BV04 Marci Outfit: R59, W5, W7, W9, BV04, BV08 Luka Hair: E13, E15, E18
Touch Twin Markers: 
Marci Outfit: 
R8, R5 Luka Outfit: GY48, GY234, GY235


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!
Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps - Batty Princess - www.quixoticcards.com

Getting Spooky with Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps!

Happy Saturday!  We’ve got a nice quiet weekend planned, as it is Paul’s birthday tomorrow, so we’re going to hang out and relax.  Well, after I make his birthday card that is…I know, I’m very last minute!  When it comes to making cards for specific people, I can be incredibly indecisive.

Anyway!  This week’s challenge over at Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps is to create something SPOOKY.  Pretty simple, since the Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps range includes some fantastic Halloween images (that are perfect for more than just Halloween, if you’re like me and enjoy creepy/spooky/kooky all year round).

Our hostess this week is the lovely Jenny, and if you join in using a Kraftin’ Kimmie stamp, you could win the stamp featured on her card today!  All you have to do is submit your entry over on the Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps challenge blog (where you will find the other Krafty Girl Kreations and challenge guidelines/info).

On my card I have used one of my very favourite stamps in Annie Rodrigue’s Moonlight Whispers collection – BATTY PRINCESS (Batty Princess and a huge selection of other Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps designs are available in the UK at Quixotic Paperie).

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps - Batty Princess - www.quixoticcards.com

I also created a little tag to go with the card, which pulls out from behind the image layer.

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps - Batty Princess - www.quixoticcards.com

I stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Make it Colour Blending Card and coloured with ShinHan Touch Twin Markers.  The designer paper is from Echo Park Chillingsworth Manor 6×6.  I added a little bow tied with the help of my Bow Easy template, embellished with two buttons nested together and some black twine.  The little banner sentiment I added is from the Echo Park Chillingsworth Manor 12×12 kit – I actually cut it from the packaging insert sheet and mounted it on card!  The image and mat were cut using Spellbinders Grand Circles nestabilities, and I simply cut the sides off!

I used the following MFT Die-Namics dies:

  • MFT Die-Namics Spider Web – cut from silver mirri-card, seen poking out from behind the image.
  • MFT Traditional Tags STAX – used to create the tag.
  • MFT High Rise Alphabet Lowercase – used to create the word on the tag!

Spooktacular, no?  🙂  I hope you’ve enjoyed checking out my card, and remember, we would love to see you joining in the Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps Challenge!

Before I go, I’d also like to remind all my Canadian friends that the latest Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps Krafty Day is only a week away!  If you would like to attend, and haven’t yet booked your place, hop on over to the website and do so!  There are some fantastic make and takes planned by some of the Krafty Girls who are attending, and having seen this year’s Krafty Day stamp and the awesome tote bags (plus extra goodies) attendees will receive, you do not want to miss out.  

Have a great weekend, whatever you’re up to!

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Bellariffic Friday – Halloween Colours/Theme

For my Touch Twin Markers & More Challenge post please click >HERE< or scroll down!

I’m back as promised, with my Bellariffic Friday post.  This week we were asked to use a Halloween themed image or Halloween colours.  So, here is my Uptown Girl – Claudia has Candy coloured up all Halloweeny (Claudia and the other Uptown Girls are also available in the UK at Quixotic Paperie)!

Stamping Bella - Uptown Claudia - www.quixoticcards.com

I stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Make it Colour Blending Card and coloured with ShinHan Touch Twin Markers.  The designer paper is from an older Basic Grey pad, “Eerie” I think.  The swirls/flourishes are an old favourite EK Success punch.

NEXT WEEK’S CHALLENGE: we have a lovely sketch for you to follow – see below! Email your entries to Emily at Stamping Bella by Thursday 18th October to be in with a chance of winning some Bella Bucks.