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A Little Birthday Magic with The Greeting Farm!

We are now settling in to the new house quite nicely. There are still bits and pieces left to sort out, but the essentials are all set up, so I’m getting back to “normal” ūüėČ

Our niece has the honour of being the recipient of the very first card made in the new house! It was a perfect excuse to play with one of the stamps from the new Magical Beans Kit from The Greeting Farm, which I have been itching to play with since it arrived just before the move.

You can find the Magical Beans kit and other stamps from The Greeting Farm over at my store Quixotic Paperie. I am based in the UK, but ship worldwide! Plus, if you pop over there between now and midnight on Monday 4th August you could enjoy a fantastic 20% off everything!

Here it is! I decided to make a pop up box card because I love making them and my niece was so impressed with the one I made for her Nanny earlier this year (you can also see another one I made HERE). The Magical Beans images lend themselves pretty well to this as they are a little smaller than the standard TGF size.

The Greeting Farm - Magical Beans kit - Marker Geek

Cute, isn’t she?! An absolute breeze to colour too. I always have fun colouring TGF characters. She was coloured with Copic Markers and a little pencil on my¬†favourite Make it Colour Blending Card.

The Greeting Farm - Magical Beans kit - Marker Geek

Copics Used:
Skin: E51, E53, E21, V95 Hair: Y32, Y35, E55, E57 Outfit: BG45, BG49, RV63, RV66

I created the papers myself, using¬†a Prima stencil¬†and my favourite Lindy’s Stamp Gang Magicals (Tibetan Poppy Teal, Magnolia Magenta Gold, Glory of the Seas Gold)¬†I also used Luminarte Silks in Ice as a resist to create the star paper. Here’s a close up of some of the gorgeous sparkle:

Lindy's Stamp Gang Magicals - Marker Geek

Love it!

The dies used for the flourish and leaf elements are Magnolia DooHickey dies. The sentiment is from a Lawn Fawn stamp set.

If you haven’t tried making one yet, you can find instructions on creating a Pop Up Box Card over at Splitcoast Stampers.

I hope you’ve enjoyed dropping by today. I’ll be back again soon with some more crafty fun!

“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

Wild, Free, Happy with SCACD

Today we’re having a fun and hopefully inspiring blog hop to celebrate the first release of 2014 from SCACD Stamps.

If you’re already on the hop you should have landed here via our awesome artist Carmen Medlin’s blog.¬† If not, you can pop over to the SCACD Store Blog to get all the details and join in the hop.


Earlier this month SCACD released  the Montage collection of rubber stamps, a total of 26 rubber stamps with a  contemporary yet classic look that will make them a fantastic addition to your  stamping toolbox for years to come.  They are available now for purchase HERE both in full  sheets and as smaller sets. SCACD has also  unleashed 12 fun and fresh SCACD Digital images for purchase HERE.

International Customers: The digital images can be purchased HERE.  The new rubber stamps can be purchased from Quixotic Paperie.


You may not know that I love Orcas.¬† I’ve always been fascinated with wildlife in general, and as a child I often used to read BBC Wildlife and other similar magazines.¬†¬†I remember reading articles about whale and dolphin watching holidays, and would dream about going on one (still do). Then, my fascination with Orcas grew further after my Dad took me to see Free Willy at the cinema. In the past year my interest was rekindled when I heard of the book Death at SeaWorld: Shamu and the Dark Side of Killer Whales in Captivity¬†which proved to be a fascinating read filled with information and insights into the natural life of Orcas, as well as a compelling case against keeping them in captivity.

With that in mind, you can probably guess how excited I was to learn that SCACD Stamps were releasing an Orca image in their SCACD Digital line earlier this month! I just had to use it on my card for today’s hop.

Meet “Wild, Free, Happy” from the Carmen Medlin for SCACD Digital collection.


You can see how to make this fun Pop Up Box Card over on Splitcoast Stampers where Dina K provided a step by step photo tutorial and a video.¬† I had so much fun making this one, I will definitely be making more this year for some of the special birthdays and events that are coming. I know our nieces in particular will love them. They definitely have the “wow” factor!



This is what the card looks like when folded flat for posting:


I stamped “Wild, Free, Happy” on my favourite Make it Colour Blending Card and coloured with Copic markers. Here‚Äôs the marker list:

Copics: BV25, BV29, 110, Y19, YR23, Y38, YR04, BG23, BG18, BG75, RV63, RV66, BV13, BV08, B000, BV02

The papers I used were a mixture of Prima Marketing Inc Sunrise Sunset and an old Glitz Designs 8×8 sheet. All the wording and borders/doily images were added using rub-ons from Tim Holtz and¬†Pink Paislee. The stars are Studio Calico wood veneers covered in white paint.¬† The waves were die cut from cardstock using MFT Die-Namics Catch a Wave, and I used a Ranger Acrylic Paint Dabber in Snow Cap for the detail.

I hope you’ve enjoyed checking out my project today. Your next stop on the hop is Christine’s Blog.¬† Have fun!

Shared on:
Make it Monday
Cute Card Thursday – Challenge #306 Something New (I used a new stamp and a new to me card fold).
Sister Act #42 – Anything Goes
Challenges 4 Everybody #37 – Anything Goes
Pile It On #4 – Animals