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Fairy-tale Scene Card with TGF & Make it Crafty

The Greeting Farm & Make it Crafty Scene Card - www.markergeek.com

Read on to see my Copic coloured scene card for today featuring a lovely Make it Crafty digital background stamp and a sweet princess stamp from The Greeting Farm, plus Copic Marker Palettes to go with them!

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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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Happy Day Mermaid!

The Greeting Farm - Magical kit Mermaid - www.markergeek.com

As promised, I’m getting back to my colouring and card-making now that all the new furniture has been delivered and organised. I’ll give you a little tour of my new office/craft space soon, just need a couple of little extras to get it fully organised *cough* Ikea trolley I’ve been admiring for months *cough*.

For now, here’s one I DIDN’T create earlier! The second card to be completed in the new house. Whoo! Several others were completed over the weekend, and I’ll be sharing them in due course.

I’ve been on a bit of a The Greeting Farm (TGF) stamping/colouring binge. They were one of my first character stamp loves, and I have been making some time to play with them because they just make me happy.

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Time Flies!

I hope you’re all having a great week so far! Mine has been relatively quiet, and I feel like I’m starting to regroup.  I cleaned my marker collection while watching TV series on Netflix, those Copics certainly do get sticky!  I’ve also been doing some colouring.  Nothing too exciting, but I’m plodding along. 😉

Today I’ve got a really fun card to share with you.  I had absolutely no plan for this, which to be completely honest is often the case!

I coloured the adorable “Tick Tock” from the SCACD Susana Loves Stamps Oddly Sweet Curiosities range, and then he sat on my desk until I happened upon a stencil in one of my drawers!  At first I wasn’t entirely sure how I wanted to use the stencil.  I thought I was going to use inks, but then it occurred to me that I wanted a fairly bold look, so I decided to use the stencil to trace and then colour with markers.  It turned out better than I expected!


I stamped Tick Tock 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).  The background was traced with a light pencil on to a separate piece of the same cardstock and again coloured with my markers.  I then cut Tick Tock out with scissors and popped him up on foam pads.  The sentiment I used comes with Tick Tock!

Both the new Susana Loves Stamps collections are available in rubber, direct from Susana’s Custom Art & Card Design or for International customers from Quixotic Paperie in the UK!

Some Odd Girl Stamps - Hey Kaylee - available at www.quixoticpaperie.co.uk

Hey There!

Hope you’re having a lovely weekend.  The weather has been a bit patchy here, but we’ve been having a nice relaxing time.  Lots of crafting and colouring for me!

I was having fun playing with crafty supplies last night, and had a sudden flash of inspiration!  It’s quite rare for me to sit, colour images and put a card together from start to finish in one sitting, but that’s exactly what I did!  I couldn’t wait to share this one with you all, because it is just TOO cute.

I used one of my favourite Some Odd Girl Stamps clear stamp sets – Hey Kaylee.  Just love Kaylee, such a fun character, and the little accessory stamps in the set are adorable.  SQUEEE!  Love that little snail hitching a ride.

Some Odd Girl Stamps - Hey Kaylee - available at www.quixoticpaperie.co.uk

I’ve seen a few cards lately using the negatives from die cutting, and this was perfect for creating the sky to go behind Kaylee and her little friends.  I used MFT Die-Namics Flat Bottom Clouds to cut the cloud shapes from my blue cardstock, and layered over some hammered white card.  Perfect!  I then used the MFT Die-Namics Fresh Cut Grass border die to create the grass.  The sentiment comes from the Hey Kaylee stamp set.  I cut one of the MFT Die-Namics Sentiment Strips from white card, stamped the sentiment and then chopped it in half.

I stamped the images with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Make it Colour Blending Card and coloured with ShinHan Touch Twin Markers before cutting them out to pop up on foam pads in front of my background.  I used the colourless blender pen to help create some texture on the turtle’s shell, which turned out pretty well.

Some Odd Girl Stamps - Hey Kaylee - available at www.quixoticpaperie.co.uk

That’s it!  Just a cute little card for today.  Enjoy your Sunday, and I’ll be back tomorrow with another fun project!

That’s it!  Pretty cute, huh?

Magnolia Scene Journal - Lilyrose Dragon - www.quixoticcards.com

Magnolia World Journal – Ice Dragon’s Holiday

Magnolia Scene Journal - www.quixoticcards.com

It has been a little while since I first posted my altered SMASH journal, a couple of months actually!  Life has this nasty habit of interfering with stamping plans.  Anyway, I finally got round to some “just for pleasure” stamping and colouring recently and it just so happens that I ended up masking and stamping a little Magnolia Stamps scene.

I have a thing for all things fantasy, especially dragons, so when Lilyrose the Dragon was released earlier this year, I was incapable of resisting.

Magnolia Scene Journal - Lilyrose Dragon - www.quixoticcards.com

I masked and stamped the little scene using Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Make it Colour Blending Card (my absolute favourite for colouring with alcohol based markers) before colouring with ShinHan Touch Twin Markers (full details below).

I coloured the dragon with my blue shades, then when finished, used the Colourless Blender pen to go over the colouring and remove spots, to give the impression of scales.  I really like the effect, it adds that little extra detail that I enjoy in a coloured image.

The wording on my page?  *grin*  When Paul saw this, he commented that Lilyrose looked like an ice dragon, so the idea of a cute little ice dragon taking a holiday somewhere warmer came to mind.  I went with that theme when choosing my paper (also by Magnolia).  The stickers are from an Echo Park 12×12 kit.  I embellished with Make it Crafty Lasercut Chipboard and the gorgeous Dies by SCACD – Garden Corners.

That’s all for now!  Hopefully the next little scene will pop up a little quicker. 😉Magnolia Stamps - Lilyrose Dragon Scene - www.quixoticcards.com


Elaine's Magnolia World Scene Journal - www.quixoticcards.com

Elaine’s Magnolia World – An Altered Smash Journal

Hi folks!  I hope you all had a lovely Easter weekend.  Here in Dorset we stayed at home, caught up on some neglected chores, did a little more spring-cleaning and reorganising and generally relaxed.  A lovely peaceful weekend.  I’m not that sure that I am ready for normality to resume tomorrow, especially since it looks like it will be a busy day of packing orders!  I also need to find some time to upload some lovely new products to Quixotic Paperie, so watch out for new additions tomorrow evening.

You may have noticed recently that I have slowly cut down on a lot of my Design Team commitments.  Last year was crazy, and I need a little room to breathe!  I’m hoping that in the coming months I will be able to share more varied and creative projects as a result of shedding obligations and learning to say “no” (even when I really would love to join in with something).  Today I have the first fun “just for me” project to share!

Some of you may be aware that I have a stash of Magnolia Stamps products.  They were one of my first stamp obsessions, and although I haven’t inked any up for quite some time, I still have difficulty resisting them.  With my recent spring-cleaning/reorganisation efforts I have rediscovered my stamps and made them easier to access, so you will be seeing some Magnolia Stamps creations here and there (I’ll be sharing the new crafty organisation efforts in a post soon).

As much as I love to create them, I don’t actually send a lot of cards, or rather I don’t send a lot of cards to people who would appreciate most of the Magnolia Stamps images.  Sad but true!  So, since I love them and particularly love to create little scenes with them, I decided to create a fun keepsake project just for me.  When I rediscovered a SMASH journal I bought a few months ago, I decided this would be perfect as a book to house my Magnolia Stamps scenes.Elaine's Magnolia World Scene Journal - www.quixoticcards.com

The journal is also a perfect way to use the Magnolia Stamps papers I have been hoarding.  I hoard them because I love them, so what better way to use them than on a project for myself?

The scene was created using a couple of my favourite stamps – Hugo the Snail and Mushrooms with Snail – I have a few odd little obsessions, snail and mushroom/toadstool images happen to be among them.  I stamped the scene using Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Make it Colour Blending Card and coloured with ShinHan Touch Twin Brush Markers (details below).  Then I cut the scene out using a Spellbinders Grand Labels Four Nestabilities die.Elaine's Magnolia World Scene Journal - www.quixoticcards.com

The papers are Magnolia, and the lace border is a Magnolia DooHickey Die.  I embellished the page with another favourite – Make it Crafty Lasercut Chipboard (coloured with a ShinHan Touch Twin marker), and also some stickers from an Echo Park kit.

Colouring Info:

As mentioned above, I coloured the scene with ShinHan Touch Twin Brush Markers on my favourite paper for colouring with alcohol based markers – Make it Colour Blending Card.  I love the Make it Colour cardstock because it stands up to a lot of layering and blending.  Those tricky reds are less problematic for me than on other papers I have used, and so this scene was a joy to colour rather than frustrating.

Elaine's Magnolia World Scene Journal - Marker Colour Map - www.quixoticcards.com

I am really thrilled that colouring and crafting are once again becoming a form of therapy for me, rather than a source of stress!  It’s the way it should be, and I highly recommend it. Thoroughly looking forward to sharing more Magnolia scenes and other fun!

Whimsy & Make it Crafty stamps available at www.quixoticpaperie.co.uk

Fairy Village

Today I’d like to share a card I created for the second issue of the Whimsy Stamps Inspirations Digital Magazine.  Many of you will already have seen this, but for those of you that haven’t… (and if you haven’t read the mag yet, I highly recommend it – it’s free!)

I had the MOST fun creating this card.  You may have guessed that one of my favourite things to do is colouring, and I absolutely love to merge images/mask stamps to create scenes to colour.  The Make it Crafty images are perfect for this, whether you’re using the digis or physical rubber stamps (Make it Crafty rubber stamps are available in the UK at Quixotic Paperie).

Whimsy & Make it Crafty stamps available at www.quixoticpaperie.co.uk

To create the little fairy village I used Make it Crafty Boot House, Mushroom House and Fairy Tree House.  These three stamps are what originally drew me to Make it Crafty, and I love them just as much now as when I first saw them!  The gorgeous fairy image – Wee Snippet – is from Whimsy Stamps and was illustrated by Crissy Armstrong.  Love her!  The postage stamp sentiments are also from Whimsy Stamps and were cut out using the coordinating Shapeology Dies.

The images were all coloured with Copic Markers on Make it Colour Blending Card.

Thank you for stopping by, hope you’re having a great week so far!

Happy Birthday Katie!


When Tangii emailed me last week to ask if I’d join in with today’s special event, I didn’t hesitate to say YES!  Today is Katie Cotton‘s birthday, and we’re having a little hop to celebrate!


Over the past couple of years I have had the pleasure of working with Katie as a stockist for her fantastic stamp line – Paper Makeup Stamps – and also of getting to know her personally.  Katie is a fantastic lady with many talents, and I wish her an equally fantastic birthday!

The Paper Makeup Stamps range is among my favourites, and today I’ve combined a couple of the fantastic Beautiful Day Fairies stamps with another favourite – Make it Crafty.  Now that I’ve reduced my design team commitments (as sad as I was to do so), I’m looking forward to being able to create more cards like this, featuring various brands and forming fun scenes!

I think you can probably tell that I had a LOT of fun colouring this scene up.

Paper Makeup Stamps & Make it Crafty Stamps available at www.quixoticpaperie.co.uk

Stamps: Paper Makeup Stamps – Bobo the Clown Fairy and Hugging Fairies.  Make it Crafty – Circus Tent.

Coloured with Copic Markers on Make it Colour Blending Card.

Hugging Fairies’ Skin: E0000, E000, E00, E11, E95 Hair: C4, C6, C9, B63, E50, E53, E55, E57 Outfits: R21, R22, R24, R29, E99, BG70, BG72, YR0000, Y13, Y15, Y17, E97 Bobo Clown Fairy’s Skin: BV20, BV23, E000, E00, R22 Hair: E42, E44, E47 Outfit: BG70, BG72, BG75, R21, R22, R24, R29, C2, C4, C6, C9 Circus Tent: BG32, BG24, BG45, BG49, YR0000, YR12, YR15, YR18, E99, Y21, Y26, Y28 Grass: YG23, YG25, BG93, BG96 Path: E42, E43, E44, E47 Sky: B0000, B000, B00, C00

I hope you’ve enjoyed checking out my card, and that you’ll find a little time to have a peek at what the others have done for today’s hop (see below for links)!  You’re also invited to join in yourselves, and help to wish Katie a very Happy Birthday – pop on over to the Paper Makeup Stamps Blog to participate!

Double Celebration!

Today is a joint celebration! As you may be aware, this is the month that Quixotic Paperie turned TWO! What you may not know is that it is also the month in which Australian company Make it Crafty is turning ONE!

Quixotic Paperie have been stocking the fantastic Make it Crafty range of products (Rubber StampsLasercut ChipboardMake it Colour Blending Card) since April 2011, and are one of the first places you can find them outside of Australia! We are thrilled to be celebrating with Make it Crafty today.

To celebrate we thought that rather than a blog hop we would set a CHALLENGE using Make it Crafty products!!

To get inspired, hop on over to the Make it Colourful challenge blog where you will see the amazing creations our fabulous DT’s have created for this event! PLUS find out all the details on how you can play along!

Make it Crafty Stamps available at www.quixoticpaperie.co.uk


There are FIVE challenge categories and there will be FIVE GRAND WINNERS!


There will be random winners throughout the whole month. The numbers have been pre-selected and as soon as an entry is added that matches that number they WIN! Winners will be announced soon after entry on the sidebar of Make it Colourful.

PLUS there’s MORE!!

Quixotic Paperie have a little something for you too!! Make sure you pop on over to HERE to enter your name for a chance at MORE Make it Crafty Goodies!!


Zoe, the owner of Make it Crafty has a super duper HUGE Candy give away – choc-a-block FULL of Make it Crafty goodies!! AND I have heard a whisper that she is planning on having random giveaways on her blog throughout the month of
July! All you need to do is leave her some love as she’ll randomly be choosing people who have commented on her posts throughout the last year!!


You’ll also receive a set of steak knives when you… hahaa ONLY Joking BUT… for THREE DAYS ONLY you’ll be able to get 40% off Make it Crafty Digi Stamps when you enter the coupon code: CELEBRATE (Ends June 28th)

So I do hope you will celebrate with us this month and get into the Make it Crafty spirit of FUN!!


On to my card!  I went for the challenge to use a creative combination of images.  I knew I wanted to use the OPEN WINDOW stamp, and from there decided to use the adorable beach characters DYLAN, EBONY and SANDY to create a fun scene.  So, Dylan is no longer holding a shell in his hand, it’s a biscuit/cookie, and he’s watching from the window as his sisters/friends are about to start “landscaping” Mum & Dad’s garden. Haha!

My card also counts for the Rubber Stamps Only challenge, as all the images used are in lovely rubber, and the Merge Multiple Stamps challenge, as I have used four to create my scene!

Make it Crafty Stamps available at www.quixoticpaperie.co.uk

I had a lot of fun colouring this one, although next time I’d tackle the wall differently, maybe with some brickwork, and probably add some flowers/grass along the bottom of it.

Coloured with Copic Markers on MAKE IT COLOUR BLENDING CARD.  I kept the rest of the card very simple, and just layered some old Crate Paper I had in a drawer, with some red cardstock.  The scene does all the work!

Skin: E0000, E000, E00, E11, E95 Ebony Hair & Clothes Etc: E50, E53, E55, E57, YR0000, YR12, Yr15, YR18, BG70, BG72, BG75, BG78, R22, R24, R29 Sandy Hair & Clothes Etc: C4, C6, C9, B63, BG32, BG34, BG49, Y28, Y13, Y15, Y17, E97 Dylan Hair & Clothes Etc: C4, C6, C9, B63, R21, R22, R24, R29, E99, E71, E74, E77 Window Frame/Shutters: E34, E35, E37, Y21 Curtains: Y32, Y35, YR0000, E97 Window Box: E34, E35, E37, Y21, G0000, G82, G85, B21, B24, B27 Wall: E0000, E000, E81, E87 Grass: G20, G21, G24, BG96

Now, don’t forget!  Visit the Make it Colourful Blog to check out the challenge, the rest of the gorgeous cards etc and then pop over to the Quixotic Inspirations Blog to enter the giveaway I have over there!!