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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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NEWS: Stamping Bella’s New Site & Rubber Stamp Release

Stamping Bella - www.markergeek.com

Today is an exciting day for Stamping Bella fans. Behind the scenes I have been colouring images for the new release as Emily has completely overhauled the website and packaging! There has been a lot of work going on and I’d like to take this opportunity to say “CONGRATS!” to Em, also “I knew you could do it!”. :)

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Stamping Bella Sneak Peeks!

Stamping Bella Elves Buddy & Jolly - www.markergeek.com

Emily over at Stamping Bella has been working me hard, colouring images for her upcoming release! She’s sharing some sneak peeks over at Bloggabella at the moment, and you will definitely want to pop over to take a look because you can win stamps from the new release just by commenting on the preview posts over there.

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Congrats with Uptown Girl Brigitte

I’ve got a very quick card to share today, featuring another of those gorgeous Uptown Girls from Stamping Bella.  This time, I’ve used Brigitte.

Stamping Bella Uptown Girl Brigitte | Marker Geek

I went fairly clean and modern with this one, using a speech bubble die to create the top half of the card front, and a piece of red cardstock with a stencil and some gold ink to create the lower part.

Stamping Bella Uptown Girl Brigitte (also available in the UK at Quixotic Paperie)
Make it Colour Blending Card (for colouring with alcohol based markers)
Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Copic Markers
Mama Elephant Speech Trio Dies set
MFT Die-Namics High-Rise Alphabet Lower Case
Delicata Golden Glitz Pigment Ink
Prima Marketing Inc stencil

I will be back after the Easter weekend, hopefully with some more creative fun to share with you!  I hope you have a wonderful weekend, whatever you’re up to. :)

WOYWW #254 – A Different Workspace

Wednesday…we meet again! Time for another WOYWW over at Julia’s Stamping Ground.

These photos were taken yesterday, but my “workspace” for today will look very similar.  I’ve taken to the sofa, to catch up on some colouring and de-stress.

I have a pile of Stamping Bella images to colour, and some Make it Crafty images to give me a break from colouring character images.


While colouring I’m listening to an audiobook via Audible, which is something I have been doing a lot this year. I’m revisiting old favourites while colouring and crafting, so that I can enjoy them again without impacting on my time to discover new stories. I’m enjoying it a great deal!

Here are some of the results from my colouring session yesterday.  I’ll be working on more Uptown Girls and hopefully finishing off the Boot House today.

Stamping Bella Uptown Girl Claudia | Marker Geek

Stamping Bella Uptown Girl Madison | Marker Geek

Make it Crafty Boot House | Marker Geek

If you like checking out colouring progress pics, I tend to share more of them over on Facebook on my Marker Geek page.

For those that are interested, you can find both Stamping Bella and Make it Crafty rubber stamps in my store Quixotic Paperie.

Happy Wednesday!  I’ll catch you later with some more creative fun. :)


Uptown Girls Beatrice & Barbara – Best Friends

I’ve got a quick Stamping Bella card for you today, featuring one of my favourites from the latest release.  Love how the colouring on this one turned out, and the image is really fun.

When you’re done checking out my post, make sure you pop over to Bloggabella to join in with the latest Bellariffic Friday challenge and get a look at the latest inspiration from the rest of the team!

Say hello to Uptown Girls Beatrice & Barbara.  They come with the sentiment stamp I used on my card.

Stamping Bella Uptown Girls Beatrice & Barbara | Marker Geek


You can also find Stamping Bella stamps here in the UK at my online store Quixotic Paperie. Restocks have just arrived, so many of the previously sold out stamps are now back in stock!

The image was coloured with Copic Markers on my favourite Make it Colour Blending Card.

Hope you are having a wonderful weekend!

A Little Sophistication with Uptown Girl Audrey

I’ve got a quick Uptown Girl card to share with you today.

As you read this I will putting together a few more Stamping Bella cards to blog over the next week, so if you’ve been missing them don’t worry, I’ll have a healthy dose of Stamping Bella fun for you very soon! In the meantime, make sure you check out Bloggabella for more inspiration from the Bellariffic Babes and also for the weekly challenge!

This is Uptown Girl Audrey who comes with the lovely quote stamp you can also see on my card.

Stamping Bella Uptown Girl Audrey | Marker Geek

As you can see, I kept it simple, for a change…ha! The image was coloured with Copic Markers on my favourite Make it Colour Blending Card.

You can also find Stamping Bella stamps here in the UK at my online store Quixotic Paperie. Restocks are due in soon, so if some of the stamps don’t appear to be listed, they will most likely be back soon!

Enjoy with Uptown Girl Bunny

Somehow Monday seems to have rolled around again. I’m feeling pretty good this morning though, the sky is a lovely shade of blue and I’ve got some creative plans for the day once work is out of the way!

I wanted to share a quick card. This one features an older Stamping Bella Uptown Girl, but she is still lovely! This is Uptown Girl Bunny with her Daffodil.

Stamping Bella Uptown Girl Bunny

You can find a great range of Stamping Bella stamps, including the Uptown Girls over at my store Quixotic Paperie. Pre-orders for the latest releases are coming in quickly, so don’t hesitate if you want to get them as soon as they arrive here in the UK!

I stamped Bunny on my favourite Make it Colour Blending Card before colouring with Copic markers.

The sentiment is from a TGF die and I also used a Whimsy die for the vines coming from behind the image. I used a Ranger Acrylic Paint Dabber in SnowCap to add some interest to the cardstock layers.

I wish you all the very best for the week ahead. Drop in again soon! :)

Stamping Bella Release Day!

Finally, it is release day over at Stamping Bella! I know, it seems like Em has been teasing forever…


The new stamps are all available to order now. They are not ready to ship yet, but will be soon! You can read all about it and check out the latest Bellariffic Friday over on Bloggabella.

For UK/Europe readers you can also find the stamps available to pre-order at my store Quixotic Paperie.

Happy Friday!

SUPER Fun with Stamping Bella

I’m here to brighten up Monday with another look at the upcoming Stamping Bella release. Emily has some fantastic fun on the way, including new Uptown Girls, new Senior-itas and more.

Don’t forget to pop over to Bloggabella and check out the rest of the previews.  Commenting on the release preview posts will put you in with a chance of winning some of the new release!

Today I’d like to introduce you to the fabulous new Senior-ita – Gladys!  I hope you’ll agree that she is just SUPER! ;)


You will also be able to find the new releases over at my store Quixotic Paperie when they are released, along with lots of other Stamping Bella stamps.

I stamped Gladys and her matching sentiment on my favourite Make it Colour Blending Card before colouring with Copic markers. For my background layers, I popped a couple of pieces of Core’dinations cardstock through a Tim Holtz embossing folder, and sanded the raised areas to reveal the lighter core. I covered the join between the two pieces on my card-front with a piece of white ribbon coloured using a Copic marker to match my image.

Here’s the marker list:

Skin: E000, E42, E53, BV31, R02 Hair: B0000, BV00, N1 Outfit: B66, B69, R46, R59, Y35, YR23 Shading: WG1, WG3, WG5

Hope the week treats you well, I’ll be back soon with more cards to share.