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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. 🙂


WOYWW #253 & The SCACD Elements Collection

Wednesday again! For the second week in a row I’ve got a quick snap of my desk to share for WOYWW #253 over at Julia’s Stamping Ground.  Not bad! For the uninitiated, visit > this page < for an explanation of WOYWW and how to join in.

Here’s a snap of my desk from Tuesday evening. I tidied up after finishing a pile of cards, so a photo taken this morning would be rather dull!

WOYWW 253 |Marker Geek

As you can see, I’ve been doing some die-cutting and card assembling. It was time to turn some coloured images into cards before the pile took on a life of its own.

Now, please do stick with me, I’ve got a journal page and two cards to show you!

If you dropped by earlier in the week you may have seen my post on Monday, featuring one of the new stamp releases from SCACD Stamps. The journal page shown on Monday could actually be glimpsed in my WOYWW #252 pic last week. Today’s page is from the same book and is actually the very first page in the journal.

Full supplies lists can be found at the bottom of this post, for those interested!

Meet “Water”.  She is one of the new Elements Collection stamps, and she is a beauty.

SCACD Stamps Elements Collection - Water |Marker Geek

This page is in a hardback 8.5″x11″ mixed media journal, although I created the main part of the page on a piece of paper from a Canson XL mixed media pad.  I coloured “Water” using Faber Castell Polychromos pencils on top of a thin layer of gesso.

Here’s a closer look:

SCACD Stamps Elements Collection - Water |Marker Geek

I also coloured “Water” with my trusty markers (Copics this time) on Make it Colour Blending Card. Here’s the resulting card:

SCACD Stamps Elements Collection - Water |Marker GeekWater comes with a fun scales accessory stamp which I used to create a quick and simple card together with a fun die-cutting technique I picked up from Jennifer McGuire.

SCACD Stamps Elements Collection - Water |Marker Geek

Thank you for joining me today!  I hope you’ve enjoyed my post.  If so, please do leave a comment, I’d love to hear from you. 🙂


US Readers: find the Elements Collection over at Susana’s Custom Art & Card Design
International Readers: find the Elements Collection over at Quixotic Paperie (my online store)

Supplies for art journal page: Elements Collection Water stamp from SCACD Stamps, Canson Mixed Media XL pad, 8.5″ x 11″ journal. Ranger Archival Ink – Jet Black. Tim Holtz Sizzix Alterations Word Play die, Grunge Paper. Gesso. Faber-Castell Polychromos pencils. Matt Gel Medium.  Faber-Castell PITT artist pens. Luminarte Silks – Ice (used as a resist through stencil). Prima Marketing Inc Stencil. Luminarte Silks Wine & Roses. Lindy’s Stamp Gang Magicals – Time Travel Teal. Ranger Glossy Accents. Stampendous clear alphabet stamp set. Sharpie White Paint Pen. Kaisercraft crackle background stamp. Ranger Archival Ink – Forget Me Not Blue.

Supplies for Water Card: Elements Collection Water stamp from SCACD Stamps, Copic markers, Memento Tuxedo Black Ink. Stampendous Frantage Embossing Enamel – Shabby White. Tim Holtz Distress Ink pads and blending tool. Lindy’s Stamp Gang Magicals. Ranger Glossy Accents. Prima Marketing Inc Resin Shell. Luminarte Silks. Memory Box Exquisite Coral die.

Supplies for Scales Accessory Card: Elements Collection Water scales accessory stamp from SCACD Stamps, Ranger Archival Ink – Manganese Blue, Stampendous Clear Sparkle embossing powder. Paper Smooches Hello words die set. Sequins.

WOYWW #252 & That Journal Spread

Today I’ve got a quick snap of my desk to share for WOYWW #252 over at Julia’s Stamping Ground.  For the uninitiated, visit > this page < for an explanation of WOYWW and how to join in.  It’s pretty simple really – it’s Wednesday, post a pic of your workspace link it up, grab a coffee and have a good nose around some others. 😉

My desk isn’t that interesting today, but it is a fairly typical view: markers (today they are Copics), and something I’m colouring, and my Gorjuss mug filled with Green Tea.  I’ve had to be sneaky though and turn over my colouring and cover up part of the journal you can see at the edge of the picture – I can’t show you what I’m working on until next week, although I am absolutely dying to. Really excited.

WOYWW 252 | Marker Geek

Anyway, those of you that have checked in before and seen previous WOYWW posts may be interested to see that I have finally finished “that journal spread”, which first made an appearance in February.



You can see the two previous spreads in this journal HERE.

Supplies used:
Moleskine Sketchbook, Gel Medium (matt), Tissue Paper, Distress Inks, Ranger Blending Tool, Tim Holtz Kraft Glassine Paper, Tim Holtz Alterations Sizzix Butterfly Frenzy die, Memory Box Butterfly Delights die, Impression Obsession Leaves die set, Ranger Alcohol Inks, Ranger Glossy Cardstock, Luminarte Silks paints, Faber-Castell PITT artist markers.

Thanks for dropping in! I would love to hear from you, so please do leave a comment to say hi. 🙂

WOYWW #249

Apparently it has been over a month since I joined in with WOYWW over at Julia’s Stamping Ground. It feels like about a week… but I’m reliably informed that it is in fact now WOYWW #249!

It does seem like I may have been caught in a time warp, since the journal spread I was working on last time I posted a WOYWW pic is still in the same state! Not for long though, with some deadlines and boring paperwork out of the way, and the arrival of a new Tim Holtz die, I am ready to get back to it! Watch this space… 😉

There is a bit of a mess on the desk today, as I’ve just finished a set of cards for a magazine and am in the process of tidying up and sorting through some of the random stuff on my desk and some new arrivals (the little pile of pink rubber and the jars of paint at the back). Click the image to see a larger version if you want to have a closer look!

WOYWW 249 - Marker Geek

The clear A4 size Really Useful Box on my desk (underneath the journal) is where I pop all my inky backgrounds and leftovers.

You can also see the results of a quick inky session last night, where I played with Distress Inks and Dylusions sprays to create some more backgrounds for my box. The two blue Distress Ink background sheets may very well have something to do with the journal spread…hmm!

You may also note that I have a new mug! My old Gorjuss mug met with a fatal accident a couple of weeks ago, so sad, but now I have a new Gorjuss mug which I love even more because it has a hedgehog on it.  Yep. 😉

Happy Wednesday! I’m off to finish off some boring stuff so I can play with my journal.

WOYWW #244 – In Which The Desk is Slightly Less Organised

***If you missed my journal post yesterday scroll down or click HERE.***

It’s time for WOYWW again!

I’ve been told by a number of people (mostly on FB) that my desk is too tidy. Not today! This week I found myself overcome with the urge to move stuff around in the bedroom and craft/office room, resulting in piles of stuff all over both desks. I cleared most of it, but this morning my craft desk is still covered (the piles were much higher yesterday morning).

You can catch a glimpse of the journal spread I’m currently working on.  At the moment it is just a very green looking Distress Inked background. Never fear, I have a cunning plan! 😉

WOYWW 244 - www.quixoticcards.com

The white ring binders house about half of my stamp collection.  These hold my bare rubber stamps in pocket page protectors. The charcoal coloured wallets hold my coloured pencils – I had these out on Monday, when I spent the afternoon watching a film and decorating the front of one of the notebooks in my Midori Traveler’s Notebook, which I am using for general life journaling (reading diary etc).

That’s it!  It is currently blowing a gale here in Dorset, and raining…again. I think I’ll stay inside with tea and catch up with some card-making! Hope you are staying warm and dry, wherever you are.

WOYWW #243

I thought I’d start joining in with WOYWW again this year.  I love nosing around other people’s workspaces over a cup of coffee.  It has been quite a while since I joined in, so with coffee in hand and an hour to myself, I’m ready to have a good nose! 😉

Over the past year, and particularly in the last month or so, we have been clearing out a lot of the clutter from our home.  This included me clearing out a lot of old and unwanted craft supplies. The process has been incredibly freeing, and without all the weight of unused supplies, I’m definitely feeling more creative.  Not to mention, the house is a lot tidier! Along with the clear-out, I’ve also been reorganising my workspace, making things more efficient and also making the space more inviting for me.

Here are some pics! I’ve just completed a project for a blog post on Friday, so I had tidied my desk, and am sorting through some new stamps and other fun stuff that arrived in the post this week. After I have a nose around other WOYWW posts, I’m planning on curling up with the magazine you can see for a good read.

Click the photos for a closer look.

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As you can see, I have two desks side by side, one with a hutch, which is where I craft and the other one housing my desktop PC and my eBosser die cutting machine (favourite crafty purchase of 2013).

The top of my desk hutch used to house all sorts of stuff, random craft tools and other items.  It was a bit of a mess, and I found that I didn’t really use the things I stored up there, because they were up there and it was a pain to have to move things to get them down. So now that area houses my collection of art and craft related books and magazines, along with some of my favourite little bits and pieces. I feel so much happier sitting at my desk now, surrounded by my favourite things.

On the desk itself, I recently added a small organiser.  I picked it up in Staples from the Martha Stewart range.  It holds stamps and other items that are either new, or which I want to remember to use in the near future, or which I want to have handy because I use them often.

You can also see my art journal on the desk, with the spread I blogged yesterday open, simply because I like it so much I’m not ready to put it away yet. 😉 If you want to take a closer look, scroll down to the post below or click HERE.

The drawers to the side of my craft desk house all my paints, sprays, inks, marker refills etc.

That’s it!  Hope you enjoyed having a little look at my creative space.