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Stamping Bella - Ramona Shares Her Hot Chocolate - www.quixoticcards.com

Mister Penguin Is The Cutest!

Looking through my folder of photos I was startled to see that I forgot to blog one of my Christmas cards! Tsk.  It features one of my favourite recent releases too, so I’m here to share it now!

I gave this card to Paul for Christmas, because I knew he would love the adorable Mister Penguin, and he did. ;)

Stamping Bella - Ramona Shares Her Hot Chocolate - www.quixoticcards.com

The stamp I used is Stamping Bella - Ramona Shares Her Hot Chocolate (available in the UK at Quixotic Paperie). It definitely doesn’t have to be a Christmas image, it would be equally adorable for a wintry friendship or birthday card!  I coloured this image up fairly quickly, which was handy since I was definitely short on time and energy just before Christmas.

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 Copic Markers. I kept it nice and simple, so no designer paper. Spellbinders dies, little crystal gems to accent.

That’s it for today.  Hope Monday allows you to ease into the week without too much stress.  I’ll be back tomorrow with something else to show you!

Stamping Bella - Hanging Ornaments - www.quixoticcards.com/blog

Final Card of 2012!

This is another of the cards that should have been posted over Christmas, and is my final card for 2012. It’s a nice clean and simple one, but I do love it. No colouring, just ink and paper and a couple of dies.

I stamped Stamping Bella – Hanging Ornaments with red SU ink on kraft cardstock, and inked the edges with SU ink in brown.

Stamping Bella - Hanging Ornaments - www.quixoticcards.com/blog

That’s it!  Hope you have a wonderful New Year’s Eve, whatever you have planned.  We’re full of cold and the dog has an ear infection, so we’ll be cuddled up on the sofa watching a film – actually doesn’t sound too bad at all, apart from the illness!

My very best wishes to all of you for 2013, I hope it brings lots of joy and success for everyone, and of course lots of crafty fun!

Stamping Bella - Uptown Girls - Three Amigas - www.quixoticcards.com

Merry Christmas Sistahs!

This post was meant to go up on Christmas Eve, to convey my best wishes for Christmas.  Oh well!  Here are my belated Christmas wishes for you all…

Stamping Bella - Uptown Girls - Three Amigas - www.quixoticcards.com

I used one of my favourite new Stamping Bella images - Uptown Girls Three Amigas (also available in the UK at Quixotic Paperie – the store will be open again around 5th January 2013) .  Fabulous aren’t they?! I stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Make it Colour Blending Card and coloured with ShinHan Touch Twin Markers.

Stamping Bella - Uptown Girls - Three Amigas - www.quixoticcards.com

This card fits in rather nicely with the current challenge we have running over on the Stamping Bella SCS forum – to create a card with lots of white space.  You still have time to join in with us, as the challenge finishes at midnight EST on Monday 7th January 2012.  Pop on over to the Bellatastic Tuesday #2 post on the forum for full details!

I’ll be back tomorrow with the last of my 2012 cards, and the last Christmas themed card you’ll be seeing from me for quite a while! ;-)

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

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!

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps - Christmas is Love - www.quixoticcards.com/blog

Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps Challenge – Keep Cozy!

Time for another Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps challenge!  This week it’s my turn to be the hostess, and I want to see you KEEP COZY!  Create a card/project with a warm theme or warm colours.

Join in with us this week, using a Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps image and you could win the stamp featured on my card today!

I’m getting the warm fuzzies with one of my favourite releases from this year: Emilie Goulet’s “Christmas Is Love” (also available in the UK at Quixotic Paperie).

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps - Christmas is Love - www.quixoticcards.com/blog

I stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Make it Colour Blending Card and coloured with ShinHan Touch Twin Markers.  Designer paper is from the Fancy Pants Saint Nick 6×6 pad. For a little embellishment I used some ribbon and an MFT Die-Namics Scallop Ribbon Border diecut.

That’s it from me!  Time to go and finish off the last of my Christmas cards and get some gift tags made.  If only I had a helpful elf to lighten the load. ;-)

Stamping Bella - Mister Penguin Helping Ramona - www.quixoticcards.com/blog

Bellariffic Friday – Mister Penguin Helps Ramona

It has been a pretty exciting week.  On Wednesday we rushed off to London to see our gorgeous new niece – Sophia – who was born at half past seven that morning!  She is absolutely lovely, and we’re very much looking forward to seeing her again at Christmas. I’ve also been having a lot of fun shopping for baby gifts. ;-)

Today is of course, Bellariffic Friday, and I’ve got another Christmas card to share!  Apart from a couple of special family cards I am now pretty much done!  This is definitely a first.  Normally I have four or five cards left to make on 23rd December and end up burning the midnight oil.  Most of the Christmas gifts have also been ordered now, so fingers crossed I could potentially be all done with card making and gift wrapping by the end of next week.  That would be a novelty.

So, here is my card for today, following the sketch we were given last week.  I used the adorable Mister Penguin Helps Ramona, is he not the cutest? (stamp is available in the UK from Quixotic Paperie)

Stamping Bella - Mister Penguin Helping Ramona - www.quixoticcards.com/blog

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

Papers are from an older Echo Park kit.  Stickers are Tim Holtz Chit Chat.  The snowflakes are from a Make it Crafty Lasercut Chipboard pack.

NEXT WEEK’S CHALLENGE: Simply – create a tag! You could create a tag on its own, or create a tag and add it to a card! Email your entries to Emily at Stamping Bella by the end of Thursday 6th December to be in with a chance of winning some Bella Bucks.

PLUS there’s another chance to win $25 Stamping Bella gift vouchers with our Anything Goes challenge over at Splitcoast Stampers – check out the info here! Use keyword BELLANOV2012 when uploading to the SCS gallery and get your pics uploaded by midnight EST on 10th December.

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps - Celestina - www.quixoticcards.com/blog

Feeling Festive with Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps!

I can cross another Christmas card off the list today with my Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps challenge card this week!  I am this week’s hostess, and I’m asking for festive creations!  Play along and you could win the stamp featured on my card today!

See the Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps Challenge blog post for full details on entering and to check out the Krafty Girls’ gorgeous creations!

On my card I used the gorgeous CELESTINA (also available in the UK at Quixotic Paperie).

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps - Celestina - www.quixoticcards.com/blog

I stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Make it Colour Blending Card and coloured with ShinHan Touch Twin Markers.  The designer paper is the Graphic 45 Christmas Emporium pad.

It’s a very grey and miserable day here in Dorset, with lots of rain, so we’re catching up on some chores and then I’ll be spending the afternoon crafting!  Hope you’re having a lovely weekend, whatever you’re up to!

Stamping Bella - Frostier - www.quixoticcards.com/blog

Bellariffic Friday – Holiday Wishes with Frostier

Another Friday has rolled around, leaving behind it a pretty exhausting week!  Taika is recuperating after her surgery.  She bounced back much faster than I expected, although there have been a couple of little issues.  She picked up a little infection, so she’s on antibiotics.  Fingers crossed it will clear up over the next few days.

Anyway!  This week’s Bellariffic Friday theme was to create a card for the holidays.  I wanted to colour up one of the latest Stamping Bella releases – Frostier (also available in the UK at Quixotic Paperie), so here he is on a pretty simple card!

Stamping Bella - Frostier - www.quixoticcards.com/blog

I love colouring snowmen, they can be as quick and simple to colour as you like!

I stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Make it Colour Blending Card and coloured with ShinHan Touch Twin Markers.  The designer paper is from my scrap drawer.

Make sure you pop over to Bloggabella this week, leave a comment on the latest Bellariffic Friday post and check out the work from the other babes, including our two newest additions: Angela Thomas and Amanda Reed!

NEXT WEEK’S CHALLENGE: Simply – follow the sketch below! Email your entries to Emily at Stamping Bella by Thursday 29th November to be in with a chance of winning some Bella Bucks.

Stamping Bella - Uptown Girls Quinn and Eve - www.quixoticcards.com/blog

Warm Wishes & Mistletoe Kisses

In case you were wondering where poor Uptown Girl Quinn’s head ended up (see my Bellariffic Friday post if you now find yourself utterly confused), wonder no more!

As you can see, I ruthlessly decapitated another Uptownie to join her!  So now we have Poor Quinn and Poor Eve! ;-)

Stamping Bella - Uptown Girls Quinn and Eve - www.quixoticcards.com/blog

Uptown Girls are available direct from Stamping Bella, and also in the UK at Quixotic Paperie!

I stamped Quinn and Eve with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Make it Colour Blending Card (now back in stock at QP!) and coloured them with ShinHan Touch Twin Markers.  The designer paper is from an older Echo Park 12×12 kit. The little square of windows that the Uptownies are peeking out from was cut using the MFT Die-Namics Peek-a-boo Squared die.

The sentiments come with the Uptown Girls stamps, although I masked Eve’s “mistletoe kisses” sentiment so I could stamp it to fit in the window and also leave off the first line to allow it to work with Quinn’s “warm wishes” sentiment.

Hope you’ve been having a lovely weekend!  Catch you next week with some more stamping and colouring fun!

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps - Grace - www.quixoticcards.com/blog

Have a Sweet Holiday – Kraftin’ Kimmie Challenge

Hopefully while you’re reading this, I’ll be off having a nice lunch with family.  Then, I’m going to chill out for the rest of the weekend, and hopefully do a little colouring.  I hope you’re having a similarly pleasant and relaxing time!

Today sees the start of a new Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps challenge.  This week our hostess Kerry has asked to see food/drink themed creations!  Join in with us, using a Kraftin’ Kimmie stamp and you could win the stamp featured on Kerry’s card today!  See the challenge blog for full details on how to enter.

My card today features the lovely GRACE (also available in the UK at Quixotic Paperie), one of this year’s Holiday themed images by Annie Rodrigue.

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps - Grace - www.quixoticcards.com/blog

I stamped Grace with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Make it Colour Blending Card (now back in stock at QP!) and coloured with a combination of ShinHan Touch Twin Markers and Copics.  The paper is from my overflowing scrap drawer and the dies used are Magnolia DooHickey for the lacey border and MFT Die-Namics Fishtail Flags (chopped down a bit) for the sentiment.

That’s it!  I’ll be back tomorrow with another card to share (you can find out what happened to Quinn’s head from yesterday’s post ;-) ).