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Some Saturated Canary Fun!

Before Christmas I coloured up some Saturated Canary images for Angie Hunt at Little Darlings Rubber Stamps.  The images are from the recent rubber release, and you can find the rubber stamps at Quixotic Paperie, along with a pre-order for the Winter CHA 2013 release!

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Angie actually framed them to hang in the Little Darlings booth at Winter CHA!  Here are some pics of the booth (courtesy of Angie on FB and used here with her permission), and you can see the framed images hanging on the wall.

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Pretty cool, no? :)

 

 

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 ;-) ).

Stamping Bella - Mabel Is Reaching For The Stars - www.quixoticcards.com/blog

Shoot For The Moon

Happy Saturday! I’m here today to share my Bellariffic Friday card for this week.

This one is a sweet and simple card, because I wanted to focus all the attention on the adorable image – Mabel Reaching for the Stars (also available in the UK at Quixotic Paperie).   I did play a little fast and loose with the sketch we had to follow, but I’m sure I’ll be forgiven…maybe… ;)

Stamping Bella - Mabel Is Reaching For The Stars - www.quixoticcards.com/blog

The awesome sentiment comes with the image stamp.

I stamped little Mabel with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Make it Colour Blending Card and coloured with a combination of ShinHan Touch Twin Markers and Copics.  I cut the sentiment out using one of the MFT Die-Namics Fishtail Flags STAX dies.

NEXT WEEK’S CHALLENGE: Simply – add some SNOW to your card. Email your entries to Emily at Stamping Bella by Thursday 1st November to be in with a chance of winning some Bella Bucks.

Stamping Bella - Uptown Girls Rain Snow Shine by www.quixoticcards.com/blog

Rain, Snow or Shine…

I was hoping to post a fun and spooky Halloween card today, but unfortunately (as seems to be typical at this time of year) I simply ran short on time.  So, I wish you a spooktacular Halloween, but today I’m going to share something completely non-spooky!

Before I share, I’d like to send my very best wishes to all my friends in the US who have been affected by the storm.  I’ve been following the news reports over here, and have been hoping that you all stay safe.

So, today’s card has been “in the works” for a few weeks.  That is to say, I came up with the idea and it has taken me a few weeks to actually sit down and make it. ;)

You may spot that I have once again used that old favourite - Stamping Bella Polaroid Frame stamp (also available in the UK at Quixotic Paperie).  I masked and stamped my Uptown Girls – Lolly, Quinn and Pippa (also available in the UK at Quixotic Paperie) in the frame and cut the inner portion of the frame out.

Stamping Bella - Uptown Girls Rain Snow Shine by www.quixoticcards.com/blog

Cool, huh?  Love the sketchy look of the frame.  I stamped the images with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Make it Colour Blending Card and coloured with a combination of ShinHan Touch Twin Markers and Copics.

Stamping Bella - Uptown Girls Rain Snow Shine by www.quixoticcards.com/blog

I used some Tim Holtz chit-chat stickers and the MFT High Rise Alphabet Lower Case die set to create the sentiment.  The designer paper is from an older My Mind’s Eye paper pack.

What do you think? I love how it turned out, which is actually slightly different from how I first saw it in my head.

Anyway, the dog has been walked, work has been done, chores have been done (sort of), the weather is dismal, and I’ve got colouring to get done!  Tonight I plan on making some popcorn and watching a scary film (or two).

Make it Crafty & Whiff of Joy Winter Scene - www.quixoticcards.com

Winter Whiff of Joy & A Colouring Exercise!

Thus far, the week has been trying to say the least.  Car problems, family health issues, general annoyances… Why does it all seem to crop up at this time of year?  At this rate I’ll be completely out of energy by Christmas.

Anyway!  I’ve got a fun card to share today.  I actually coloured the images for this one around this time last year!  Last October/November/December were at least as crazy as this Autumn is proving so far, so the images just never made it on to a card, that is, until now (and that’s why you can see a small crease on the reindeer’s head – hanging around in a drawer is hazardous).

Make it Crafty & Whiff of Joy Winter Scene - www.quixoticcards.com

I chose to colour the little Whiff of Joy character on my card as an exercise to show how my colouring has changed.  I’ve had this particular stamp in my collection since 2008 I believe, and you will find the original card I created with her at the end of this post.  Pretty interesting to compare them.  I can definitely recommend this as a fun way to see how your style and technique have changed/improved over time.

Make it Crafty & Whiff of Joy Winter Scene - www.quixoticcards.com

When I coloured this up last year, I used Make it Crafty digital images for the background.  I’m very happy to say that these images are now available in rubber!  Zoe has released a set of Winter Background images, which will be perfect for creating all sorts of winter scenes for your character stamps.  I have them in stock right now in the Make it Crafty section over at Quixotic Paperie here in the UK both as individual stamps and as a great value collection sheet.

I stamped the Whiff of Joy image with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Make it Colour Blending Card and coloured with ShinHan Touch Twin Markers. As you can see, I also gave that Spellbinders Layered Poinsettia die a bit more of a work out.

So, here’s my original Whiff of Joy card from 2008, coloured with Copic Markers, probably on Neenah cardstock.

Whiff of Joy card from 2008 - www.quixoticcards.com

Bit of a difference, right?!  I actually still quite like the style of colouring in the older card.  Sometimes the flat style of colouring can be quite effective, especially on cartoon style characters.

That’s it for now, thank you so much for stopping by!  Let me know if you try this little exercise out yourself, I’d love to check out your results. :)  I may even have to try this again, since I’m sure my colouring has changed a little more over the past year!

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QUIXOTIC PAPERIE NEW ARRIVALS:

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

Princess

Today I am sharing the last of my cards featuring the gorgeous Sylvia Zet images from SCACD Stamps!  Well, I say the last of them, when really I mean the last of this batch.  These cuties will most definitely be in use again and again.

Sylvia Zet for SCACD stamps are available NOW in the US from Susana’s Custom Art & Card Design and in the UK/Europe from Quixotic Paperie.

The image I’ve used on today’s card is Princess.  Such a sweetie!

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

Coloured with Copic Markers on Make it Colour Blending Card (this image was coloured a few weeks ago, so sorry, no colour info).  Papers are My Mind’s Eye 6×6 A Beautiful Life.  The bow was tied using the Bow-Easy template, and those yummy chipboard swirls are from a Make it Crafty Lasercut Chipboard pack – I covered them in gold glitter pen.  The sentiment is from the Whimsy Stamps Party Mini Letter Seals set.

I’ll Drink To The Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps Release Hop!

Do YOU know what day it is???  It’s Krafty RELEASE Day!!  Today Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps are releasing their new October stamps and there’s SO much to SEE!!

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 trio of SNOW PEEPS from Cheryl Alger, a super fun set of five animals having fun in the white stuff from Emilie Goulet called the WINTER WONDERLAND collection, and of course we have an amazing new set of six EVERYDAY GIRLS from Annie Rodrigue!

You will get to see most of the new images today as you sit back and enjoy our OCTOBER Krafty Hop!  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 (and as usual the discounted Gimmie Kimmies kits will be available for a limited time only)!

UK/EUROPE READERS: the stamps will be available to order at Quixotic Paperie today and will start dispatching on Tuesday!

You should have hopped over here from CAROLE’S BLOG.

On my card for today I have used one of Annie Rodrigue’s faaaaabulous new girls, the sophisticated Sophia.

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

The image was coloured with a combination of ShinHan Touch Twin and Copic Markers on Make it Colour Blending Card.  I coloured this one a few weeks ago so sorry, no colour info!  The yummy designer papers are My Mind’s Eye A Beautiful Life.  I cut the image out with my Nestabilities dies.

That’s all from me!  Hope you’re enjoying the hop!  Your next stop is the lovely DIANA’S BLOG.

Sending Winter Hugs with Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps!

Wow, this month has really flown by!  It is once again, time to share some fantastic new images from Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps!  It’s time for the October Release Peeks to BEGIN!

The Krafty Girls will be featuring a different artist each day from now until release day, which is Sunday, October 23rd!  The stamps will be available then from Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps in Canada or in the UK/Europe from Quixotic Paperie!

Today we are featuring some adorable SNOWPEEPS from Cheryl Alger.  She has designed a trio of sweet snowpeople and each one has a matching sentiment!  You can find a list of Krafty Girls and Guests that have creations to share with you over on the Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps Blog!  Be sure to hop around and check them all out, PLUS leave a comment at each and every stop because one lucky stamper will win the whole trio of new stamps!!!  How about that!?!

On my card I have used the super cute “Sending Winter Hugs”.  Love this image, and like most snowman images, I LOVE how quick it is to colour up.  Ideal at this time of year in the lead up to the holidays.

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

The image was coloured with a combination of ShinHan Touch Twin and Copic Markers on Make it Colour Blending Card.  I coloured this one a few weeks ago so sorry, no colour info!  The yummy designer papers are My Mind’s Eye 12 Days of Christmas.  I cut the image out with my Nestabilities dies.  The bow was tied using the Bow-Easy template.

That’s it from me!  Join us again tomorrow when we’ll be sharing stamps from Emilie Goulet!!!  Lots of winter fun this month!!

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

Hope

Before I share my card for today, I need to announce the winner of my Make it Crafty blog hop candy!  The lucky winner of a pack of Make it Colour Blending Card is…

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Congratulations!  You can find out the details on the rest of the winners for the candy on the other blog hop stops by visiting the Make it Colourful blog.

On to my card!!  Today I have another card to share with you featuring one of the gorgeous Sylvia Zet images from SCACD Stamps!  You may have guessed by now that I LOVE them!

Sylvia Zet for SCACD stamps are available NOW in the US from Susana’s Custom Art & Card Design and in the UK/Europe from Quixotic Paperie.

The image I’ve used on today’s card is Hope.  She’s utterly adorable, and as with the rest, a joy to colour.

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

The image was coloured with Copic Markers on Make it Colour Blending Card.  Papers are My Mind’s Eye 6×6 – Dwell.  The sentiments were stamped using Whimsy Stamps – Everyday Mini Postage Sentiments stamps and cut out using the coordinating Shapeology Mini Postage Die.  The bow was tied using the Bow-Easy template.  Those gorgeous chipboard corners are from the Make it Crafty Butterfly Swirls lasercut chipboard pack.  I covered them with crackle paint, and they look gorgeous – here’s a close up:

Make it Crafty Lasercut Chipboard Packs at www.quixoticpaperie.co.uk

That’s it from me, again!  Enjoy the rest of the weekend. :)

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

Winter Wonder

Today I have another card to share featuring one of the gorgeous Sylvia Zet images from SCACD Stamps!  This time I’ve gone for a Christmas card, since that time of year is fast approaching!

Sylvia Zet for SCACD stamps are available NOW in the US from Susana’s Custom Art & Card Design and in the UK/Europe from Quixotic Paperie.

The image I’ve used on today’s card is Winter Wonder.  She’s another of my particular favourites from the collection – I love them all, but a girl’s gotta have a favourite or three, right?!

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

She is just too adorable, isn’t she?

Coloured with Copic and Shinhan Touch Twin markers on Make it Colour Blending Card. Papers are Fancy Pants 6×6 – Saint Nick – gorgeous and festive. The bow was tied using the Bow-Easy template.  The yummy snowflakes are Make it Crafty Lasercut Chipboard covered in glitter pen and embellished with little pearl centres created using a Viva Decor Pearl Pen, I also used Viva Decor Glitter Liner to accent the snow on the ground.   The seal sentiment stamp is from the Whimsy Stamps Winter Letter Seals sentiment set.