Tag Archives: Alice in Wonderland

Belated Birthday with Make it Crafty White Rabbit

The Daily Marker 30 Day Colouring Challenge

I’ve got a fun little CAS belated birthday card to share with you today that also doubles up as my 30 Day Colouring Challenge piece for the day!

Read on to see the card along with a Copic Marker Colour Palette showing all the markers used on the image.

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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…

2011 In Review

The festivities are almost over, along with the year, and we’re all looking back over 2011, getting ready to look forward to what 2012 will bring.  As usual, I didn’t complete anywhere near what I wanted to do this Christmas in terms of crafty projects.  I have, however, achieved something more important – I have relaxed and enjoyed.  So, I’m not going to beat myself up for not sharing more here on my blog this December, I just hope you all had as nice and relaxing a Christmas as we did here!

I do love looking back at the year and sharing my personal favourite creations.  So, like my lovely friend Kim Dellow, I’m here to share my favourite makes from 2011.  Click the links above each pic to check out the original posts and get product details if you want them, and click on the photos to see a larger version.

* JANUARY *

Elisabeth Bell for SCACD Stamps – New Friends.

This is one of my favourite stamps, and I was particularly pleased with how the card turned out!

Elisabeth Bell for SCACD - available at www.quixoticpaperie.co.uk

* FEBRUARY *

Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps – Patsy & Jukebox

Definitely among my favourite stamp releases from 2011, I loved colouring this little scene.

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps - available at www.quixoticpaperie.co.uk

* MARCH *

Mo’s Digital Pencil – Pirate Scene

One of my favourite things to do when stamping and colouring is create little scenes, and this one was a lot of fun to put together!

Mo's Digital Pencil - www.quixoticcards.com

* APRIL *

Stamping Bella – Polaroid Annie

I love how cute little Annie looks masked with the polaroid frame stamp.

Stamping Bella - available at www.quixoticpaperie.co.uk

* MAY *

Carmen Medlin for SCACD Stamps – The Travellers

One of the most gorgeous stamps added to my collection in 2011.  I absolutely adore Carmen Medlin’s stamps from SCACD, and this is a particular favourite.  I was particularly pleased with how this card turned out as I coloured the image with Distress Inks rather than my usual alcohol based markers!

Carmen Medlin for SCACD Stamps - The Travellers available at www.quixoticpaperie.co.uk

* JUNE *

Paper Makeup Stamps & Make it Crafty stamps merged circus scene.

Definitely one of my colouring highlights from 2011.  This one took a while, but I was so pleased with how it turned out.

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

* JULY *

Elisabeth Bell for SCACD Stamps – Secret Garden Peeker

This one turned out so pretty, with the adorable image and those gorgeous Make it Crafty chipboard accents.

Elisabeth Bell for SCACD Stamps - Secret Garden Peeker - available at www.quixoticpaperie.co.uk

* AUGUST *

Sylvia Zet for SCACD Stamps – Poppy

Sylvia Zet’s first stamp release through SCACD has to be one of my stamping highlights of 2011, and little Poppy is a definite favourite.

Sylvia Zet for SCACD Stamps - Poppy - available at www.quixoticpaperie.co.uk

* SEPTEMBER *

Sylvia Zet for SCACD Stamps – Winter Wonder

Another Sylvia Zet cutie, I was particularly pleased with the colouring on this one, and the overall effect.

Sylvia Zet for SCACD - available at www.quixoticpaperie.co.uk

* OCTOBER *

Crissy Armstrong – Noah’s Ark

I had a LOT of fun colouring this one, so it has to be one of my faves for the year, plus of course it was a 1st birthday card for our gorgeous niece.

Crissy Armstrong Noah's Ark - www.quixoticcards.com

* NOVEMBER *

Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps – Voodoo Lady

Big favourite here, this image from Annie Rodrigue is right up my street!

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* DECEMBER *

Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps – White Rabbit

December has been a pretty lean month on the blog here so there wasn’t much to choose from, but I do love this card, and I am a sucker for Alice in Wonderland themed images/papers!

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps - White Rabbit available at www.quixoticpaperie.co.uk

Best wishes from me for a very happy New Year!  I hope 2012 brings us all lots of joy and creativity, and I’m looking forward to sharing it with you all!

Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps December Release Hop!

Do YOU know what day it is?  It’s Krafty RELEASE Day and it’s the last release of the year!  Today Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps are releasing their new DECEMBER stamps and there are a host of awesome images to check out.

The new stamps are available to order from Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps in Canada or in the UK/Europe from Quixotic Paperie!

Over the last few days in our Krafty Peeks, we have shared lots of FUN new stamps for you to get inky with!  We’ve got something for everyone.   There is a fun new SET by Cheryl Alger for the little ladies in your life – SUGAR AND SPICE!  We also have TWO fantastic sets of VALENTINES from Emilie Goulet called LOTS OF LOVE 1 AND LOTS OF LOVE 2.  And of course we have an amazing new set of six ALICE IN WONDERLAND stamps from Annie Rodrigue! PLUS we are also releasing a coordinating set of WONDERLAND SENTIMENTS!!

You will get to see most of the new images today as you sit back and enjoy our DECEMBER Krafty Hop!  You should have hopped over here from the fantastic JEANNE’S BLOG. If you want to start from the beginning, just head over to the Kraftin’ Kimmie Challenge Blog! As you hop from blog to blog, be sure to leave a comment at each and every stop because some lucky stampers will win packages of these incredible stampsfrom the new release!  And when you’re done hoppin’, be sure to head over to the Kraftin’ Kimmie shop, because ALL the new images are NOW available!

On my card today I have used the fantastic new MAD HATTER stamp.  I am a sucker for the Mad Hatter, so I absolutely love this image.

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps - The Mad Hatter - available at www.quixoticpaperie.co.uk

The image was coloured with ShinHan Touch Twin markers on Make it Colour Blending Card (colour map below).  The awesome designer paper is from the Graphic45 Halloween in Wonderland pad.

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps - The Mad Hatter - available at www.quixoticpaperie.co.uk

That’s all from me.  Your next stop on this fantastic hop is the lovely MICHELE’S BLOG. Enjoy!

Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps December Peeks Day 3!

It’s day three of the December previews for Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps!  Today the Krafty Girls have SIX incredible ALICE IN WONDERLAND images to share with you today along with a set of WONDERLAND SENTIMENTS with awesome quotes from the book!  Check out all the MAD creations in today’s round of previews in combination with this week’s challenge, which just happens to be a super awesome SKETCH from the lovely MICHELE.  We really hope you are inspired by this fun sketch and join us for some fun.

To check out the rest of the peeks today and the challenge sketch, pop on over to the Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps challenge blog!

The new stamps will be available to order on Sunday December 11th from Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps in Canada or in the UK/Europe from Quixotic Paperie!

On my card today I’ve used the fantastic WHITE RABBIT and coordinating sentiment.  Love this image!

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps - White Rabbit - available at www.quixoticpaperie.co.uk

The image was coloured with ShinHan Touch Twin markers on Make it Colour Blending Card (colour map below).  The designer papers are a mix of My Mind’s Eye Lost & Found Breeze and Posy, and Graphic45 Halloween in Wonderland.

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps - White Rabbit - available at www.quixoticpaperie.co.uk

That’s all from me, I hope you enjoy checking out the previews!  Join us again tomorrow for the big release day hop!

Something Different…

You may be aware that I recently added The Octopode Factory to the range of stamps on offer at Quixotic Paperie.  I love Lily’s artistic style, and being slightly dark and twisty myself, I just couldn’t resist.

This week I’m joining in as a guest for The Octopode Factory challenge blog, where anything goes – you don’t have to use an Octopode Factory image, but if you do you will be entered into the monthly prize draw!  This week the theme is “Stripes”.

I was going to do my usual and create a card, but I’ve been feeling an ever increasing urge to climb out of my box and explore a little.  I love making cards, but that’s not all I want to do.  So, I grabbed a little Moleskine notebook and a pot of gesso.  Since I keep putting off starting an art journal, I decided that the best way to approach it would be to start small.  A little 9x14cm page isn’t as intimidating as the large blank journal I’ve been staring at for months.  Then, I felt that starting at the beginning seemed to be the hardest thing, so I didn’t, I started with the letter “S” somewhere in the middle of the book.  So there!

The Octopode Factory - Dormouse - available at www.quixoticpaperie.co.uk

It’s not perfect, but then, part of this process is to embrace the imperfections and learn from them.  For me, that’s tricky indeed, so I’m a teeny bit surprised to be sharing the pics here!

The Octopode Factory - Dormouse - available at www.quixoticpaperie.co.uk

There’s another experimental element to this, and that’s in the colouring.  I’ve been playing with Shinhan Touch Markers recently, so the Octopode Factory Dormouse has been coloured with a combination of Shinhan Touch Twin markers and Copics.  I was pleasantly surprised by how well the Touch Twin R11 marker shade blended with Copic R22.

Markers Used:
Shinhan Touch Twin – R11 (hat and top) R140 (tail) WG3 (top)
Copic – E50, E53, E34, R21, R22, E19

You may not get to see all the pages in my little book, but I’ll share a few here and there so you can see the journey.  The most important thing is that I’ve begun, and that big blank journal might not be so scary after all.

I’m still taking my break, so Quixotic Paperie is still closed to orders.  You can browse and decide what you’d like to order, but I won’t be open for business until 8th September, when I’ll be back with lots of new stash!