Tag Archives: Make it Crafty

Card & Video: Make it Crafty Phoebe & Reds

Make it Crafty Phoebe's Christmas Wish Copic Marker Colour Palette - ww.markergeek.com My friend Zoe from Make it Crafty recently gave away a gorgeous Christmas digi free to newsletter subscribers. I think she may still be available, so pop on over to the Make it Crafty FB page to check out the details and sign up (it is worth subscribing on Facebook and via the newsletter so you don’t miss the freebies that Zoe generously gives away from time to time)!

As soon as I saw Phoebe’s Christmas Wish I knew I wanted to create a very simple Christmas card with her cropped to one side. Sometimes I puzzle for ages over how I want to use an image, sometimes I just know.

Keep reading to see the card and for some discussion about Copic reds, a marker palette and speed colouring video. Phew, you may want to grab a tea/coffee first! ;)

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Card & Colouring Video: Make it Crafty Fiery Baby Dragon

Make it Crafty Fiery Baby Dragon Card & Video - www.markergeek.com

It has been a while, but finally I have found the motivation/energy to deal with digging out and setting up my video camera! Last weekend I decided to play and shoot a little video for you which I’m sharing in today’s post. The video is a little under ten minutes long and there is no commentary, just colouring. I will be sharing more videos in future, so if you enjoy watching them make sure you subscribe!

I hope you’ll enjoy taking a little glimpse at how I coloured the sweet little dragon image from Make it Crafty. I have a card and Copic Marker Colour Palette to share as well, so read on for the fun stuff!

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

Make it Crafty - MiniMonstaz - www.markergeek.com

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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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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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…


It Ain’t Over!

Those of you who have me on your FaceBook friends list may already have seen the coloured image on today’s card.  For those of you that haven’t, a little background!  I challenged my friend Zoe from Make it Crafty to colour the Opera Singer from her recent “Entertainers” release, using the “No Lines” technique.  After realising it was a fairly tough challenge, I decided it was only fair if I also took a stab at it!


I used the digital version, but the Make it Crafty Opera Singer is available in rubber from Quixotic Paperie, along with the other fantastic Entertainers stamps. I didn’t use it on my card, but the rubber stamp comes with the perfect accompanying sentiment.

Excuse the photo – I really need to sort out my lighting (and probably go back to using my camera instead of my phone ;) ).  The coloured image shown on the marker info pic below is more accurate as it was scanned in.

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).



Make it Crafty - Lucy's Broken Dolly - www.quixoticcards.com/blog

19 Days Till Christmas! One of Those Days!

Make it Crafty - Lucy's Broken Dolly - www.quixoticcards.com/blog

There are only 19 days til Christmas!

The MiC gang thought it would be fun to have a ‘grown up’ advent calendar as we count down the days til Christmas full of inspiration just for us creative minds!  I am joining in today as one of the special guests.  As a former member of the MiC Gang and a UK stockist for the Make it Crafty range of products, I was thrilled to join in.

Each day a sneak peek will be revealed on the MiC store blog with a link for you to follow “to open the door”.

All you have to do is stop by the store blog each day to open the next door!

PLUS Zoe has Christmas Candy full of lots of crafty goodies that you don’t want to miss out on!


But what’s even more exciting is that you will have a chance to win the Make it Crafty goodies that I have played with today!!

By leaving a comment on this post you could win

Lucy with Broken Dolly rubber stamp & Round Leaves chipboard pack!

The comments will stay open until the 31st of December and the winners will be announced in the New Year on the MiC store blog. You can join us for all 24 days – giving you 24 chances to win some MiC goodies! If you join us late, simply go back to the start and catch up!

This is what I have created with my MiC goodies!

Make it Crafty - Lucy with Broken Dolly - www.quixoticcards.com/blog

As you can see I have used the brilliant Lucy’s Broken Dolly rubber stamp, along with Make it Crafty Round Leaves chipboard embellishments which I coloured with pencils (both also available direct from MIC).

I stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Make it Colour Blending Card and coloured with ShinHan Touch Twin Markers.

Don’t forget to leave a comment below before December 31st and stop by the Make it Crafty Store blog to ‘open the door’ to 24 other inspirational projects!

Thank you so much for joining us and we wish you and your loved ones a wonderful loving Christmas.

Make it Crafty & Whiff of Joy Winter Scene - www.quixoticcards.com

Winter Whiff of Joy & A Colouring Exercise!

Thus far, the week has been trying to say the least.  Car problems, family health issues, general annoyances… Why does it all seem to crop up at this time of year?  At this rate I’ll be completely out of energy by Christmas.

Anyway!  I’ve got a fun card to share today.  I actually coloured the images for this one around this time last year!  Last October/November/December were at least as crazy as this Autumn is proving so far, so the images just never made it on to a card, that is, until now (and that’s why you can see a small crease on the reindeer’s head – hanging around in a drawer is hazardous).

Make it Crafty & Whiff of Joy Winter Scene - www.quixoticcards.com

I chose to colour the little Whiff of Joy character on my card as an exercise to show how my colouring has changed.  I’ve had this particular stamp in my collection since 2008 I believe, and you will find the original card I created with her at the end of this post.  Pretty interesting to compare them.  I can definitely recommend this as a fun way to see how your style and technique have changed/improved over time.

Make it Crafty & Whiff of Joy Winter Scene - www.quixoticcards.com

When I coloured this up last year, I used Make it Crafty digital images for the background.  I’m very happy to say that these images are now available in rubber!  Zoe has released a set of Winter Background images, which will be perfect for creating all sorts of winter scenes for your character stamps.  I have them in stock right now in the Make it Crafty section over at Quixotic Paperie here in the UK both as individual stamps and as a great value collection sheet.

I stamped the Whiff of Joy image with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Make it Colour Blending Card and coloured with ShinHan Touch Twin Markers. As you can see, I also gave that Spellbinders Layered Poinsettia die a bit more of a work out.

So, here’s my original Whiff of Joy card from 2008, coloured with Copic Markers, probably on Neenah cardstock.

Whiff of Joy card from 2008 - www.quixoticcards.com

Bit of a difference, right?!  I actually still quite like the style of colouring in the older card.  Sometimes the flat style of colouring can be quite effective, especially on cartoon style characters.

That’s it for now, thank you so much for stopping by!  Let me know if you try this little exercise out yourself, I’d love to check out your results. :)  I may even have to try this again, since I’m sure my colouring has changed a little more over the past year!



Saturated Canary stamp & Make it Crafty Ferris Wheel available at www.quixoticpaperie.co.uk

Ferris Wheel Fun with Saturated Canary!

Today is a pretty exciting day – the new Saturated Canary rubber stamp release is now available to pre-order!  The stamps are all available on pre-order over at Quixotic Paperie in the Saturated Canary section, and are expected to arrive in stock around mid August.

To celebrate, I wanted to post a fun project.  I’ve been playing with the Make it Crafty Ferris Wheel kit, and managed to finish it at the weekend.  It looks so awesome all decorated, and I love the fact that it turns.  I can see this as a fun centre piece for a party, or a sweet decoration for a kid’s room, or well, a big kid’s room. ;-)  Most of all, it’s just so much fun to put together and so satisfying once finished.

Saturated Canary stamp & Make it Crafty Ferris Wheel available at www.quixoticpaperie.co.uk

I covered the wheel and main supports in paper, and used acrylic paint for the cars, to create a similar look to the paper I used.

To create the backdrop I used a piece of 12×12 cardstock in blue, and added MFT Die-Namics die cuts from Flat Bottom Clouds and Fresh Cut Grass to create the little scene.  I think it looks pretty cute!  Sadly the photo didn’t quite turn out as I hoped, but the lighting here was a bit patchy yesterday.

Saturated Canary stamp & Make it Crafty Ferris Wheel available at www.quixoticpaperie.co.uk

The sweet little character is Birthday Ellie, one of the Saturated Canary images now available to order in rubber stamp form! I stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Make it Colour Blending Card and coloured with ShinHan Touch Twin Markers before cutting her out to stand in front of my ferris wheel.

Saturated Canary - Ellie's Birthday - available at www.quixoticpaperie.co.uk

Hope you enjoyed checking this little project out as much as I enjoyed doing it!  Happy Monday…hope the week treats you well.

Craft Stamper Magazine – August 2012 – Alcohol Marker Backgrounds!

Just a quick post today with some fun news.

Firstly, thank you for all your fantastic comments on my last post.  I’m glad so many of you enjoyed and found it helpful.  The winner of the Make it Colour Blending Card pack has been contacted – congratulations Anita M!

Craft Stamper Aug 2012 - www.quixoticcards.com

In other news, I’m thrilled to have had an article published in this month’s Craft Stamper Magazine (August 2012).  I used Make it Crafty Stamps, Make it Crafty Lasercut Chipboard and Make it Colour Blending Card to create a couple of fun makes showing off an alcohol marker background technique.  I used ShinHan Touch Twin Markers in the article, but you could easily replicate with another brand.

Craft Stamper Aug 2012 - www.quixoticcards.com

You can of course, grab a copy of the magazine over at Quixotic Paperie along with the products used in the makes!  The magazine is packed with gorgeous creations and techniques as always.

Over the weekend I had some crafty fun time playing with the Make it Crafty Ferris Wheel kit!  So much fun.  I’m almost done, just need to finish decorating it.

Make it Crafty Ferris Wheel - available at www.quixoticpaperie.co.uk

Make it Crafty Ferris Wheel - available at www.quixoticpaperie.co.uk

Hope Monday is treating you well!  I’ll be back with some stamping and colouring fun soon!