Tag Archives: The Greeting Farm

Happy Day Mermaid!

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.

I wanted to create a little scene with the adorable mermaid from the TGF Magical Beans kit. My first thought was to use some of the Make it Crafty scene stamps, but my lovely friend Delphine did that so beautifully that I wanted to go for a completely different look. So, I created a blue Distress Ink background over which I stamped the new SCACD Stamps Kelp Forest Background stamp in Archival Ink and painted with Lindy’s Stamp Gang Magicals in a few different colours.

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

I also stamped one of the sentiments from the kit on the background in Archival Ink, and used a Wink of Stella clear glitter pen over the black banner area. I also used the Wink of Stella pen on my black mat layer for additional interest.

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

Look at how gorgeous and sparkly the seaweed background is! Love those LSG Magicals!

**********************

If you follow me on Facebook, you may have seen my latest status update. I have decided to try a little personal experiment and am taking a complete break from Facebook during the month of September. I will be blogging here more regularly and will be responding to comments here, so if you would like to stay in touch and keep up to date with what I’m up to, please do stop by! You can also subscribe to the blog feed in your RSS readers, and all the necessary links/info can be found over in the sidebar.

If you are looking to stay up to date with all the latest news from my store Quixotic Paperie, I will be adding news updates to my blog posts from time to time and will be updating the store blog Quixotic Inspirations more regularly with new arrivals and inspiration. You can also subscribe to the store newsletter by visiting this link —> Quixotic Paperie store newsletter sign up form.

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” ;)

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!

2013_03_01_tgf_anyablooms

The Greeting Farm March Release Hop – Anya Blooms

Hi everyone!

It’s hard to believe that in just the last few short days, MARCH has arrived!  With it comes the release of FOUR new stamps at The Greeting Farm!

It’s been so much fun sharing the arrival of Anya Blooms, Blush Beatrice, CC Monday Morning, and the new Blush Crown stamp with you all this week…and we are pleased to announce that they are ALL available NOW in the TGF Store!

I used ANYA BLOOMS for my card today.  I just couldn’t resist colouring her up again, this time with a really summery vibe! You can see my earlier card featuring her HERE if you missed it.

2013_03_01_tgf_anyablooms

I stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Make it Colour Blending Card and coloured with ShinHan Touch Twin Markers.  The papers I used are from my scrap box, I’m not sure which brand, could be MME, or maybe Fancy Pants.  Once again, I added some interest to the edges with a Ranger Acrylic Paint Dabber in “Snow Cap”.

We have a spectacular BLOG HOP for you today, starting on the TGF blog!

Even more exciting?  ONE lucky winner will receive the ENTIRE MARCH RELEASE as the prize!  Simply follow the list of participants, including our fabulous PREMIERE Guest Team, leave some comments, and come back to the TGF BLOG letting us know you’ve hopped.  The winner will be announced on SATURDAY morning so you have until 11:30pm CST today to complete the hop and keep your fingers crossed!

Can’t wait to find out who wins?  Everything is now available in the store, so happy shopping and let’s MARCH into Spring!

TGF BLOG

ELAINE HUGHES <– YOU ARE HERE!

ISA LOZANO

MONICA TORRES

KELLI CORTES

JOY STAGG

MARCY DANGCIL

KIM O’CONNELL

JESSICA DIEDRICH

back to TGF BLOG!

2013_02_28_tgf_mondaymorning

The Greeting Farm – March Previews – Monday Morning (on Thursday)!

Today is the final day of the March previews at The Greeting Farm!  Plus, it is one day away from Friday – suh-weet!

It’s hard to decide, but I think today’s preview might just be my favourite.  I am partiularly fond of the Creeper stamps, and the new release – Monday Morning – is just brilliant.  Love her!

Make sure you check out everyone’s samples over on the TGF BLOG, and read today’s post over there to see how you can win the new Monday Morning stamp.

Here she is!

2013_02_28_tgf_mondaymorning

I stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Make it Colour Blending Card and coloured with ShinHan Touch Twin Markers.  The paper I used is from my scrap box (again, I am being very good indeed so far this year) and is an older Magnolia design.

I used one of the MFT Die-Namics Photo Corners in one corner, and one of my personal favourites – the Dies by SCACD – Alice’s Clock Statement Corner die in the opposite corner to embellish.  I also used Spellbinders circle and pinking circle dies for the image layer and mats.  I distressed the edges of the papers and the diecuts with an acrylic paint dabber in silver and added a button threaded with black twine to finish off!

Marker Details:

2013_02_28_tgf_mondaymorning_markers

Come back tomorrow to join us for the release day hop shenanigans!

2013_02_27_tgf_blushbeatrice

The Greeting Farm – March Previews – Blush Beatrice!

I’m back today with another preview from The Greeting Farm‘s March release!  Today we are showing off the new cutie in the Blush Society line – Blush Beatrice and the new “accessory” stamps – a little set of two fab crowns, perfect for backgrounds etc.

Make sure you check out everyone’s samples over on the TGF BLOG, and read today’s post over there to see how you can win the new Blush Beatrice and Crown stamps!

I had lots of fun colouring little Beatrice up.

2013_02_27_tgf_blushbeatrice

I stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Make it Colour Blending Card and coloured with ShinHan Touch Twin Markers.  The papers are a mixture from my scrap box, probably My Mind’s Eye.  I used Spellbinders dies to diecut the image and sentiment layers and mats, and distressed the edges of all the papers with a white acrylic paint dabber.  I used the smaller of the two crown stamps to accent the sentiment and make a feature of it.

Marker details:

2013_02_27_tgf_blushbeatrice_markers

That’s it!  Hope you’ve enjoyed checking out my post today. :)

2013_02_26_tgf_anyablooms

The Greeting Farm – March Previews – Anya Blooms!

I am thrilled to be joining in with the fun at The Greeting Farm as a guest designer for the March release previews this week.  I’ve been a fan of The Greeting Farm since the beginning, so I was excited to join them as a guest this month, and even more excited when I saw the awesome images being released.

This first day of previews is for a new Anya set – Anya Blooms.  As you will see, she is utterly gorgeous!  I love the larger Anya stamp sets, and I think this one may actually be my favourite so far.  She’s just…so…pretty!

2013_02_26_tgf_anyablooms

I stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Make it Colour Blending Card and coloured with ShinHan Touch Twin Markers.  The paper I used is actually a magazine freebie I had in my scrap box. I think it is by Raspberry Road.  I used a combination of MFT Die-Namics Photo Corners and Dies by SCACD Garden Corners dies to embellish, along with some little gems.  I distressed the edges of the papers with an acrylic paint dabber in white, and also did some sewing!

The sentiment is one of the ones that comes in the set – perfect!

What do you think? She definitely has me cheered up and thinking of Spring/Summer!

Pop on over to the The Greeting Farm blog to check out some more samples with this stamp set, and to join in for the chance to WIN one for yourself!

Here are the marker details:

2013_02_26_tgf_anyablooms_markers

 

The Greeting Farm Princess Anya 2 - available at www.quixoticpaperie.co.uk

Birthday Princess

This week I needed to create a birthday card for our niece’s 6th birthday.  She’s a typical 6 year old girl and loves all things princess/fairy/pink/pretty.  Hunting through my stamp collection I found poor Princess Anya #2 from The Greeting Farm sitting unloved!  Perfect.

I also realised this would be the perfect colouring project for the latest colouring challenge over at Touch Twin Markers & More Challenge Blog.  The current challenge is a colour inspiration, and you will find all of the details over there in THIS POST, where you can also submit your entries!

The Greeting Farm Princess Anya 2 - available at www.quixoticpaperie.co.uk

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

The little circle sentiment is from the Whimsy Stamps Mini Party Letter Seals set. The designer papers are a mixture of Magnolia Stamps papers.

I used a few different dies on this card.  Spellbinders Nestabilities Circles for the sentiment, layered on top of a Magnolia DooHickey Star Tag.  I used my favourite Dies by SCACD Garden Corners die for the corners, and I used MFT Dienamics Scallop Ribbon Border Die across the middle.  Phew!

I decorated the inside of the card to match, using the same border and corner dies to accent.

The Greeting Farm Princess Anya 2 - available at www.quixoticpaperie.co.uk

The Greeting Farm - Build-a-Onesie stamp sets available at www.quixoticpaperie.co.uk

Build-a-Onesie Baby Cards & Custom Decorative Tape

I love some of the clear sets available from companies like The Greeting Farm and Some Odd Girl.  They are excellent value and some of the little accessory stamps are perfect for creating quick and easy notecards that are also totally adorable.

Today I’d like to share a quick look at how I used the Build-a-Onesie Girl & Boy sets from The Greeting Farm’s clear stamp range.  These sets are ideal for creating all sorts of baby themed projects, particularly thank you notes and baby announcements – they look fab with minimal colouring!

The Greeting Farm - Build-a-Onesie stamp sets available at www.quixoticpaperie.co.uk

After seeing an article in a magazine about creating custom decorative tapes using artist’s masking tape, I decided to dig out my rolls of tape and see how well it would work with markers. It worked pretty well, and is an awesome and fun way to put the little accessory stamps to use. I used Eclipse artist masking tape, which is a nice bright white and has a smooth surface.  It is of course quite thin, and so you do need to use a light touch when colouring with alcohol based markers to avoid bleeding.  It won’t stand up to a great deal of layering and will saturate quickly, but I didn’t have any problems with this quick colouring project.

I used ShinHan Touch Twin Markers to colour, and you will find the details of colours used at the end of this post.  The onesies were stamped on Make it Colour Blending Card and cut out.

The Greeting Farm - Build-a-Onesie stamp sets available at www.quixoticpaperie.co.uk

The Greeting Farm - Build-a-Onesie stamp sets available at www.quixoticpaperie.co.uk

The Greeting Farm - Build-a-Onesie stamp sets available at www.quixoticpaperie.co.uk

The final picture shows how the tape looks on the reverse side.

The Greeting Farm - Build-a-Onesie stamp sets available at www.quixoticpaperie.co.uk

You could easily create enough tape for a set of cards – lay out long strips of the tape, stamp and colour up and then cut to size for each card. Fairly speedy and so effective, not to mention cheap!

Marker details.  The list of markers may look huge, but some of the same colours are used throughout and many of them were used to build up the dotty backgrounds on the tape.  I didn’t do a great deal of involved colouring/blending on these cards.

The Greeting Farm Stamps available at www.quixoticpaperie.co.uk

Wicked Birthday Wishes!

Today I’d like to share a fun card I created for Paul’s birthday earlier this month. Like me, he’s a fan of the Cheeky Cherry range from The Greeting Farm!  Really, it was great to have an excuse to ink one of them up – and I have promised myself I will do this more often, as I had SO much fun colouring her.

The stamp I used is from the Naughty or Nice set.  Absolutely love this one, very cheeky indeed!

The Greeting Farm - Naughty or Nice - available at www.quixoticpaperie.co.uk

I coloured her with ShinHan Touch Twin Markers on Make it Colour Blending Card (see pic below for marker details).  The designer papers are a mixture of My Mind’s Eye Alphabet Soup Boy and Fancy Pants Saint Nick.  I created the sentiment on the computer and printed it out.

The Greeting Farm - Naughty or Nice - available at www.quixoticpaperie.co.uk

Here’s the colour map showing the markers used:

The Greeting Farm - Naughty or Nice - available at www.quixoticpaperie.co.uk

That’s it!  Paul certainly liked the card, hope you’ve enjoyed checking it out too!

Simply Gorjuss Stamps available at www.quixoticpaperie.co.uk

You’re The Rainbow After The Storm

Well, thank goodness it’s Friday!  I’ve finally conquered the order mountain this week and all those Sylvia Zet for SCACD Stamps pre-orders have flown off to their new homes.  Can’t wait to see what you all create with them!  I’ve got cards featuring them, lined up to share with you over the next couple of weeks.  I absolutely had to make something with each stamp, love them all!

Anyway, today I’m sharing a card featuring an image I coloured a few months ago!  I couldn’t wait to colour her up when the stamps arrived, and then the coloured image lay forgotten in a drawer, no doubt after I was distracted by something far less fun!  So, here is my card featuring the beautiful SIMPLY GORJUSS – PUDDLES OF LOVE.

Simply Gorjuss Stamps available at www.quixoticpaperie.co.uk

I coloured her with Copic Markers.  Not entirely sure, but I think the papers are from one of the Prima 6×6 pads Thank you Kathy for reminding me – the papers are Echo Park Victoria Gardens - not sure how I forgot that one!!  The sentiment is from The Greeting Farm – Because of You sentiment set.  The yummy chipboard corners are from a Make it Crafty chipboard pack.

Simply Gorjuss Stamps available at www.quixoticpaperie.co.uk

NEWS FROM QUIXOTIC PAPERIE:

There’s a special offer this weekend from now until midnight on Sunday 25th September.  15% OFF a range of rubber stamps including Gorjuss, The Greeting Farm, Elisabeth Bell and more! Yep, you could grab both stamps used today with 15% off.

Now In Stock

* MAKE IT CRAFTY *NEW* RUBBER! * * KRAFTIN’ KIMMIE STAMPS SEPT RELEASE *
* FANCY PANTS DESIGNS SAINT NICK & SUMMER’S END * * SYLVIA ZET FOR SCACD STAMPS RELEASE *
*
CRAFT STAMPER MAGAZINE OCT ’11 ISSUE *  * THE GREETING FARM SEPT RELEASE *  * MY MIND’S EYE 6×6 PADS *
*
ECHO PARK CHRISTMAS 6×6 & 12×12 *  * CRATE PAPER 6×6 PADS *
* GRAPHIC 45 ABC PRIMER & CHRISTMAS EMPORIUM *