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Card & Marker Comparison: Tiddly Inks Bewitching for Halloween

Tiddly Inks - Bewitching Halloween Card - www.markergeek.com

Happy Halloween! If you celebrate I hope you have a spooktacular time, and if you don’t I hope you have a wonderful weekend.

As mentioned in yesterday’s post – Marker Colour Combos: Tiddly Inks Pumpkin in Copics & Touch Twin – I have two versions of the same card to share with you today. The stamped images on one were coloured with Copic Markers and on the other they were coloured with ShinHan Touch Twin Markers.

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SCACD Digital Release Hop!

Today SCACD is formally premiering the SCACD Digital site by adding over 35 images designed by Carmen Medlin!  Carmen’s range is fun, fresh as well as elegant and will have a little something for everyone. Susana has added quite a few fantastic and never before seen images as well as some classic rubber stamp designs re-released in digital form.

Reminder to Our International Friends: As you know, SCACD has stopped the sale of physical items to international customers.  However, International customers can now purchase SCACD Digital images!

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You should have hopped over here from ALEX’S BLOG.  If not, pop on back there to get started!

On my card I used the adorable WATER BABIES (also still available in rubber both at SCACD and in the UK at Quixotic Paperie). This has been a favourite of mine for some time, and I was delighted to colour her again (see my previous card coloured with Distress Inks HERE).

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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).

The background paper is from the Prima Marketing Inc Sunrise Sunset 6×6 pad, which I recoloured using a Lindy’s Stamp Gang Starburst Spray (the photo doesn’t show the gorgeous shimmer). The diecut leaves/branches behind the image are the Dies by SCACD Breezy Branches die (see HERE for US), chopped up rather than used as a corner. I distressed all the paper edges with a shimmering gold paint.

Your next stop on the hop is KATHI’S BLOG.  Have fun! ;-)

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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!

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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.

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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…

ShinHan Touch Twin Markers Available in the UK!

Phew!  We were away for a long weekend attending some family celebrations, and after spending today catching up with orders etc. I am worn out!  So, this is just a brief post to say that I’m still alive and kicking (just), but you will have to wait until later this week for some crafty inspiration.

I do have some good news to share: Jackson’s Art Supplies now have the ShinHan Touch Twin markers IN STOCK! They are offering both the bullet tip and brush tip markers at a great price.

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(click the image to visit the ShinHan Marker section of the website)

At £2.30 per marker for the brush tip (white barrel) and £2.00 per marker for the bullet tip (black barrel), these are definitely worth a try, either as an alternative to other more expensive brands (they perform equally well), or to enhance an existing marker collection.

I can personally recommend the service offered by Jackson’s Art Supplies – I am a returning customer for various art stuff.

For those of you not familiar with the ShinHan Touch Twin markers, or those of you who are new to my blog, here is the link to my YouTube channel, where you will find some colouring videos featuring the markers.

In many of my blog posts I include a marker colour map where possible, so for information on colour combos please have a browse through my posts.

That’s all for now.  I will catch you later this week with some serious crafty fun!

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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!

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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!

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Sweets for my Sweet!

Another Tiddly Inks cutie today!

This one is from the Tiddly Inks – Sweets for my Sweet clear stamp set which is great value with TWO characters and a number of sentiments and accessory stamps.

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So cute!

I stamped the image 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).

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Walking on Sunshine

I have a fun Tiddly Inks card to share today.  It is so beautiful and sunny here that this just seemed like the perfect card to post!

Meet Tiddly Inks – Fairy Sunny Day, who comes in a clear stamp set together with sentiments, one of which I used on my card (I employed a little trick I like to use with clear sentiments – I curved the stamp slightly on my block before stamping)!

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I stamped the image 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).

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I hope you’re having a lovely day, whatever you’re up to!

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Take Time To Spread Your Wings

It’s a good message, and at least for me a timely reminder!  Yes, I love the sentiment that comes with one of the latest Susana Loves Stamps (SCACD) releases, well, I love them all but this one really speaks to me at the moment.

If you saw my post last Friday, you will be aware that two new sets were released – Oddly Sweet Curiosities set #5 and the Mechanimals.  They are already proving a hit, which is fantastic!

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

Today’s card features one of the awesome Mechanimals – Wise Owl (with accompanying sentiment).  As you can see, I had great fun colouring this one up.  Remember – while metal looks great in the more obvious colours, it also looks fantastic when you go for it with colour!

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I stamped the image 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).

You can’t see it well on the front view, but I also used a couple of other SCACD stamps to add extra interest to the background.

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See?  I used the compass and lightning stamps from the Susana Loves Stamps Nature’s Direction set, stamped in gold ink.  I also embellished the corner using one of my favourite Dies by SCACD Classic Corner dies.

The designer paper I used was originally a fairly muted spotty blue, which I went to town on using a Prima Marketing Inc Stencil and ink sprays! The Gold Acrylic Paint Dabber also came out to distress the edges of all my layers.

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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!

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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).

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It’s Kind of Fun To Do The Impossible

Hope you’re having a great weekend!  This post has been scheduled, as I am bound to be exhausted after spending Saturday helping family with a little overdue spring-cleaning/de-cluttering.

Anyway, today I’d like to share another fun Stamping Bella card with you.  This time it’s another of those hilarious Christine Grove images – TWIRL.

NOTE: The new release is also available in the UK over at my store Quixotic Paperie, and is in stock now! Both the new Uptown Girls AND the Christine Grove releases are available.

Love this image, and the sentiment which comes with it is perfect!

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I stamped the image 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).

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