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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.

Stamping Bella - Merry Christmas - www.quixoticcards.com

Bellariffic Friday – Merry Christmas

Happy Friday!  I’m here this evening with my latest Stamping Bella card, for this week’s Bellariffic Friday, which was to follow a sketch.

Another “no colouring” card!  I know, it’s disturbing, but I do quite enjoy taking a break from colouring from time to time. ;-)

Stamping Bella - Merry Christmas - www.quixoticcards.com

On my card I used one of my favourites Stamping Bella – Merry Christmas & Happy New Year Large Sentiment.  As you can see, I gave my Spellbinders dies a little work out and used Nestabilities Circle dies PLUS the Layered Poinsettia die set I bought last year and didn’t use…tsk! I have no idea why I didn’t use it, because isn’t that poinsettia gorgeous?    The designer papers are from the Echo Park – Very Merry Christmas 6×6 pad.

I’m doing pretty well this year, today’s card is another one crossed off the list for Christmas.  At this rate, I think I’ll be done with Christmas cards before November!  That WILL be a novelty.

NEXT WEEK’S CHALLENGE: Take 3!  Use 3 papers and 3 embellishments on your card. Email your entries to Emily at Stamping Bella by Thursday 25th October to be in with a chance of winning some Bella Bucks.

Have a great weekend, I’ll be back tomorrow with another card to share!

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps - Batty Princess - www.quixoticcards.com

Getting Spooky with Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps!

Happy Saturday!  We’ve got a nice quiet weekend planned, as it is Paul’s birthday tomorrow, so we’re going to hang out and relax.  Well, after I make his birthday card that is…I know, I’m very last minute!  When it comes to making cards for specific people, I can be incredibly indecisive.

Anyway!  This week’s challenge over at Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps is to create something SPOOKY.  Pretty simple, since the Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps range includes some fantastic Halloween images (that are perfect for more than just Halloween, if you’re like me and enjoy creepy/spooky/kooky all year round).

Our hostess this week is the lovely Jenny, and if you join in using a Kraftin’ Kimmie stamp, you could win the stamp featured on her card today!  All you have to do is submit your entry over on the Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps challenge blog (where you will find the other Krafty Girl Kreations and challenge guidelines/info).

On my card I have used one of my very favourite stamps in Annie Rodrigue’s Moonlight Whispers collection – BATTY PRINCESS (Batty Princess and a huge selection of other Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps designs are available in the UK at Quixotic Paperie).

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps - Batty Princess - www.quixoticcards.com

I also created a little tag to go with the card, which pulls out from behind the image layer.

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps - Batty Princess - www.quixoticcards.com

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 Echo Park Chillingsworth Manor 6×6.  I added a little bow tied with the help of my Bow Easy template, embellished with two buttons nested together and some black twine.  The little banner sentiment I added is from the Echo Park Chillingsworth Manor 12×12 kit - I actually cut it from the packaging insert sheet and mounted it on card!  The image and mat were cut using Spellbinders Grand Circles nestabilities, and I simply cut the sides off!

I used the following MFT Die-Namics dies:

Spooktacular, no?  :)  I hope you’ve enjoyed checking out my card, and remember, we would love to see you joining in the Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps Challenge!

Before I go, I’d also like to remind all my Canadian friends that the latest Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps Krafty Day is only a week away!  If you would like to attend, and haven’t yet booked your place, hop on over to the website and do so!  There are some fantastic make and takes planned by some of the Krafty Girls who are attending, and having seen this year’s Krafty Day stamp and the awesome tote bags (plus extra goodies) attendees will receive, you do not want to miss out.  

Have a great weekend, whatever you’re up to!

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps - Perfect Poison - www.quixoticcards.com

Spooky Favourite – Perfect Poison

Today’s card is also being posted over on the Quixotic Paperie store blog – Quixotic Inspirations, as part of the Spooktacular Halloween week.  Make sure you pop on over there if you haven’t already, to check out the inspiration from this week and to enter the giveaway in >this post<.  Tomorrow will be your last chance to enter the giveaway, and Delphine will be showing off another spooktacular make!

The challenge this week at Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps is to use your favourite Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps image.  Tough challenge, simply because narrowing it down was a mammoth task in itself (for me anyway).  I finally chose PERFECT POISON (also available in the UK at Quixotic Paperie).  She’s so full of spooky mischief, and she is a lot of fun to colour.

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps - Perfect Poison - www.quixoticcards.com

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

Designer papers are Echo Park Chillingsworth Manor 6×6.  The stunning corner diecut was cut using one of the new Dies by SCACD designs – Alice’s Clock Statement Corner.  I added a little bow tied with the help of my Bow Easy template, and accented with one of the MFT Die-Namics Halloween Charms diecuts.

Hope to see you joining in the challenge this week!

Mo's Digital Pencil - Come Hither - www.quixoticcards.com/blog

Something Wicked for TTC26

Well, I’m feeling a little less achy than yesterday, thanks to a restful afternoon.  With one thing and another I’m still a little stressed and worn out, so I’m trying to take it easy and relax.  Yesterday afternoon the dog and I retired to bed.  She snored, I coloured.

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Anyway, I’m here to share a card created for the current Touch Twin Markers & More Challenge.  The challenge is a colour inspiration, which you can check out by visiting >this post< on the challenge blog, where you can also submit your entries.

The challenge will run from September 24th – October 6th with a winner being announced on October 7th.

One person will be chosen randomly to win!
If the chosen winner uses Touch Twin markers for their challenge entry (with color names or numbers listed on their entry blog post) they will win 12 Touch Twin markers!
And since we want everyone to be able to play….
If the chosen winner uses any other coloring mediums for their challenge entry they will win 6 Touch Twin markers!
Don’t have a blog? That’s OK. Just post to any online gallery with the keywords TTC26 and TouchTwin and post a direct link to the TTC26 Challenge post.
Here’s my card!
Mo's Digital Pencil - Come Hither - www.quixoticcards.com/blog

Love this image.  He is “Come Hither” by Mo Manning and is one of Mo’s “Heartless” collection of digital images.  I love all of Mo’s artwork, but since I am a little dark and twisty at heart, these images definitely speak to me.

I printed the image on Make it Colour Blending Card and coloured with ShinHan Touch Twin Markers (details below).

Designer papers are Echo Park Chillingsworth Manor 6×6, and I also used a sticker from the 12×12 kit, along with stickers from the Carta Bella All Hallow’s Eve 12×12 kit to create the wording on the strips cut using a MFT Die-Namics Sentiment Strips die.  The stunning corner diecut was cut using one of the new Dies by SCACD designs – Fancy Flower & Key Corners – so that the beautifully detailed design stands out (against the busy designer paper it looked a little lost), I cut a layer of purple cardstock to layer behind the diecut.  I accented the other corners with some little gems.

Mo's Digital Pencil - Come Hither - www.quixoticcards.com/blog

Thanks for stopping by!  I’ll be back again over the weekend with some more creations!

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Before I go, a quick reminder.  Don’t forget to check out the Quixotic Inspirations Store Blog, as the Halloween Week is still going, with some SPOOKTACULAR creations from the DT and Friends.  PLUS there is a giveaway going on in >THIS POST<.

Stamping Bella - Uptown Girls & Polaroid Frame - www.quixoticcards.com

Uptown Girl Quinn In The Frame!

Oh yes, it’s another card featuring the Polaroid Frame.  I can’t help it, it is just perfect for making fun, quick and easy cards!

This time I have put Uptown Girl – Quinn in the frame for my latest Touch Twin Markers & More challenge card.  The current challenge is to create a square card and use fabric in some way.  I went for the simple option of colouring my ribbon with one of my markers to match my colouring.

The challenge runs from September 10th – September 22nd with a winner being announced on September 23rd. Click HERE for challenge details and to enter!

Stamping Bella - Uptown Girls & Polaroid Frame - www.quixoticcards.com

POLAROID FRAME – available direct from Stamping Bella  OR  from Quixotic Paperie in the UK.

UPTOWN GIRLS – available direct from Stamping Bella OR from Quixotic Paperie in the UK.

I stamped and masked the images with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Make it Colour Blending Card and coloured with ShinHan Touch Twin Markers (detailed info below).  The designer paper is from the Echo Park Dots & Stripes Christmas pad.  I used a white acrylic pen to add the snow detail to the sky on the coloured image.

Stamping Bella - Uptown Girls & Polaroid Frame - www.quixoticcards.com

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps - Joy - www.quixoticcards.com

Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps September Release Hop – Joy!

It’s release time!  The new Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps release is here, with lots of festive stamping fun to be had.  We’ve got fantastic Holiday Trinkets, fabulous festive girls from Annie Rodrigue, fun festive elves from Emilie Goulet and an adorable Lulu set from Cheryl Alger!

The new stamp release is available as of today from Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps direct OR for those of you in the UK/Europe from me at Quixotic Paperie (after 9am GMT)!

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps - Joy - www.quixoticcards.com

I stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Make it Colour Blending Card and coloured with ShinHan Touch Twin Markers.  The designer papers are from the Echo Park Very Merry Christmas 6×6 pad.  I also used the MFT Die-Namics Photo Corners and Simply Scallops Medium Border .

For the full hop list, click the blue frog below! Happy hopping and of course, happy shopping. ;-)

Stamping Bella - Mo Manning Who Me - www.quixoticcards.com

Bellariffic Friday – Season’s Greetings & A Sketch

It’s my first Bellariffic Friday as a returning Babe. Hooray! It is lovely to be working with Emily and the rest of the girls again.

I thought it would be fun to revisit one of my favourite stamps for this challenge.  I originally posted a card featuring this little guy back in August 2010!  Yikes. I have coloured him in similar colours, but I think you can see how my colouring has changed a little.

The stamp is Mo Manning for Stamping Bella – “Who Me?” (you can also find him in the UK at Quixotic Paperie).

Stamping Bella - Mo Manning Who Me - www.quixoticcards.com

I stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Make it Colour Blending Card and coloured with ShinHan Touch Twin Markers.  The designer papers are from the Echo Park Very Merry Christmas 6×6 pad.  I used MFT Die-Namics Photo Corners, Solid Bracket Border and Sentiment Strips dies and accented with some Make it Crafty Chipboard snowflakes and a bow tied using the Bow-Easy template.

Stamping Bella - Mo Manning Who Me - www.quixoticcards.com

NEXT WEEK’S CHALLENGE: a nice easy one – simply use buttons and bows!  Email your entries to Emily at Stamping Bella by Thursday 13th September to be in with a chance of winning some Bella Bucks.

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps - Three Wishes - Unicorn www.quixoticcards.com

Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps – Krafty Klubhouse Preview – Do You Believe?

When Kimmie showed the team the images for the latest Krafty Klubhouse Kit, I think I actually squealed out loud, and now I can show you why!

The new Krafty Klubhouse Kit – Three Wishes – will be available to order at Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps on Friday 31st August 2012.  And Kimmie has a special offer for you!  Order the set before September 9th and you can pick a free $8 stamp from any of the KKS lines!

Check out the Inlinkz (click the blue frog) at the bottom of this post for a full list of the Krafty Girls showing off previews today!

So, on to my favourite stamp from the set!  Is this not the fattest, most awesome unicorn you have ever laid eyes on?  I love him!  The Krafty Girls have outdone themselves, and over the next few days will show you a variety of different ways to colour him.  As you can see, I went a little Goth. ;-)

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps - Three Wishes - Unicorn www.quixoticcards.com

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 the delicious Echo Park Chillingsworth Manor 6×6 pad (also available in the 12×12 kit).  Those gorgeous corners were die cut using one of my favourite Dies by SCACD dies – Classic Corners.

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps - Three Wishes - www.quixoticcards.com

Hope you enjoyed checking out this post today, I’ll be back again tomorrow with another look at the new set!

Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps April Blog Hop – Follow the Yellow Brick Road!

Time for the Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps release day hop!  This week we’ve shared previews of all the new stamps from Annie Rodrigue, Emilie Goulet and Cheryl Alger and now they are all available to buy!

** The new stamps will be available to order on Sunday 22nd April from Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps in Canada (now!) or in the UK/Europe from Quixotic Paperie (after 9am GMT)! **

You can see the full hop list over on the Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps blog if you are just joining us or if you are lost!  If you are already on the hop you should have hopped over here from ALICE’S BLOG.

As you know if you read yesterday’s post, I love the Wizard of Oz, so choosing the stamps to use for today’s card was a no-brainer!  I have used two of Annie Rodrigue’s new stamps – Scarecrow and Tin-Man.  This would be a fun friendship card or maybe a “just because” or birthday card for a Wizard of Oz fan.

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

The image was coloured using ShinHan Touch Twin markers on Make it Colour Blending Card. The designer paper is from the Echo Park For the Record pad, and the flourishes are Make it Crafty Lasercut Chipboard.

That’s it from me!  Your next stop on the hop is Krafty Guest PEGGY’S BLOG.