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A Belated Christmas Post!

*sigh* I arrived home yesterday after spending a week with family for Christmas to find that the blog posts I scheduled before leaving had failed to post. Typical!  So bear with me, I’ll be sharing those posts over the next three days to catch up.

A belated Merry Christmas to you all.  I hope you had a fantastic time, whatever you were doing.  We spent the week in Devon, mostly tucked up indoors as it was very wet and windy!  I managed to pick up a brand new cold from someone, which I have brought home with me, so no doubt I’ll be seeing in the New Year huddled up on the sofa.

As January draws closer I’m contemplating some plans for the New Year, which I will let you in on as soon as I can.  Quixotic Paperie is currently closed while I take a break for Christmas and New Year and will reopen again shortly after New Year’s Day, probably on the 4th or 5th of January (and yes there will be some fantastic bargains to be had).

In the meantime, here’s one of those cards that should have been posted before Christmas Day!

This card was created for our newest niece, for her first Christmas, using Whimsy Stamps Santa and Teddy Portrait.

Whimsy Stamps - Santa and Teddy Portrait - www.quixoticcards.com/blog

I stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Make it Colour Blending Card and coloured with a combination of ShinHan Touch Twin Markers and Copics. The designer paper is from a Graphic 45 8×8 pad. The gorgeous holly flourish is a Make it Crafty Lasercut Chipboard embellishment coloured with Twinkling H20s.

I posted some photos on Facebook during the colouring process, and here they are!

Whimsy Stamps - Santa and Teddy Portrait - www.quixoticcards.com/blog

Whimsy Stamps - Santa and Teddy Portrait - www.quixoticcards.com/blog

Whimsy Stamps - Santa and Teddy Portrait - www.quixoticcards.com/blog

Whimsy Stamps - Santa and Teddy Portrait - www.quixoticcards.com/blog

Whimsy Stamps - Santa and Teddy Portrait - www.quixoticcards.com/blog

I’ll be back tomorrow with another one of the cards that should have been blogged in my absence!

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

Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps Release Hop!

It’s time for the Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps July Release!

As you’ve seen over the last few days in our Krafty Peeks, there are some FANTASTIC new stamps for you to play with this month! 

To start things off we have a very elegant Sympathy Set featuring a gorgeous floral image by Emilie Goulet, along with several coordinating sentiments. We have three new Back to School images from Cheryl Alger, five new Outdoor Fun stamps from Emilie Goulet and six awesome new Traveling Girls from Annie Rodrigue!

You will get to see most of the new images while you sit back and enjoy our Krafty Hop. 

You should have hopped over here from CAROLE’S BLOG.  If not, and 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 stamps from 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! 

 UK/EUROPE READERS: You can order the stamps over at Quixotic Paperie!

On my card today I’ve used one of Emilie Goulet’s fun new images – SLOWPOKE. 

Love this, it’s so sweet!  And depending on how detailed you want to make your colouring, it can be really quick and easy to colour up!  Colouring this one took me around 5-10 minutes, because I kept it nice and simple.

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

Designer paper is Echo Park – Country Drive layered on Kraft cardstock.  Finished off with 8mm flatback pearls and a Bow-Easy bow!  Don’t forget – you can grab the Echo Park paper pack along with a host of other designer paper pads/packs at Quixotic Paperie – 15% off until midnight on Monday 18th July!

That’s all from me!  Happy hopping and happy shopping!

Your next stop on the hop is KRISTA’S BLOG.