Tag Archives: Elisabeth Bell

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Hopping with SCACD – Key To My Heart

Phew. Has it really been two weeks since I last posted? Insane. I’ll fill you in on the fun and games in a later post, but I’m climbing out of my funk, and I’ve got a fun card to jumpstart the blog with!

Today brings an adorable and fun new release from SCACD Stamps.  Together with artist Elisabeth Bell, Susana has put together a collection of super sweet fairies, including a couple with a slightly edgy SteamPunk vibe!  Love it.  Loads of fun to be had with these.

You should have hopped over here from KATHI’S BLOG!  If not, pop on over there to start the hop.

The new stamps are available now for US readers over at Susana’s Custom Art and Card Design

International readers can find the stamps available to preorder over at my store Quixotic Paperie (UK based, but shipping internationally).

Of course, I couldn’t resist creating a card with the gorgeous “Key To My Heart”.  Isn’t she fantastic?

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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 beautiful Prima Marketing Inc Fairy Rhymes 6×6 pad.

I embellished the corners with some star brads (using up that stash) and also part of the “waste” from the Dies by SCACD Contempo Compass Statement Corner die (US Readers will find it HERE)!  Love finding ways to make the most of dies.  The keyhole heart on top of the bow is from one of the Make it Crafty Lasercut Chipboard packs, and I coloured it with a red marker before distressing with an acrylic paint dabber in gold.

Marker Info:

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Your next stop on the hop is ALEX’S BLOG Enjoy!

Sunday Favourites (on Monday!)

Typically, I’m late with my Sunday Favourites post this week!  I’ve got a reasonable excuse; I’m currently having a big clear out ready for Spring, so in my spare time I’ve been preoccupied with that.  Actually, today’s post is very much influenced by my “clear out”.  While sorting through drawers and boxes I have of course been rediscovering all sorts of forgotten treasures.  There are many of boxes of things to get rid of, but there are also lots of things (crafty and otherwise) that have been brought out to enjoy once again.

Favourite Products

These are some of my “rediscovered” crafty favourites, stamps that I love, and which have been hidden away in a drawer.

Favourite Craft Inspiration

I haven’t had a lot of time for blog hopping during the last week, between work and the grand clear out.  That said, I do have a few quick faves to share with you.

That’s all from me!  Lots of work to get through today (and the rest of the week), so I will love you and leave you.  I can promise though, there will be lots to see here later in the week, so check back in!

 

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!

Holiday Peekers Are Here!

Today sees the release of a sweet little set of Holiday Peekers created by Elisabeth Bell for SCACD Stamps.  If you pop over to the SCACD Store Blog you can see full details on the release and find out who else has a card to show you.

Elisabeth Bell for SCACD stamps are available in the US at Susana’s Custom Art & Card Design
and in the UK/Europe at Quixotic Paperie.

On my card today I’ve used the adorable FESTIVE WELCOME PEEKER.

Elisabeth Bell for SCACD Stamps - Festive Welcome Peeker - available at www.quixoticpaperie.co.uk

I coloured the image a little while ago with a mixture of Copic and Shinhan Touch Twin Markers on Make it Colour Blending Card, so no colour details I’m afraid!

The papers are from the Echo Park Season’s Greetings 12×12 collection kit (also available as a 6×6 paper pad).  The bow was tied using the Bow-Easy template, and those gorgeous snowflakes are from a Make it Crafty Lasercut Chipboard pack.

Hope you’ve enjoyed checking out the new Holiday Peekers!

*******NEWS FROM QUIXOTIC PAPERIE*******

WEEKEND SPECIAL OFFER IN CELEBRATION OF WORLD CARDMAKING DAY!

30/09/2011 to 03/10/2011

20% OFF ALL MARIANNE DESIGNS PRODUCTS15% OFF ALL ARTISTIC OUTPOST SETS - 15% OFF STAMPING BELLA STAMPS

(Offer applies to in-stock products only, and does not stack with existing sale offers.  Offer ends at midnight on 2nd October 2011)

Quixotic Paperie: Authentique, My Mind’s Eye & New TGF Stamps!

It’s a great start to the week here, product-wise!  We’ve just taken delivery of…

THREE gorgeous 6×6 paper bundles from new company AUTHENTIQUE.  These are absolutely gorgeous, definitely a company to watch!

Authentique at www.quixoticpaperie.co.uk

A HEAP of stunning new 6×6 paper pads from one of my personal favourites - MY MIND’S EYE.  Plenty to choose from here!

My Mind's Eye at www.quixoticpaperie.co.uk

And today also sees the release of the latest cuties from THE GREETING FARM!  A new Birthday Anya, a Birthday Ian and an new Oliver & Amelia set – Surprise.  They are all in stock and ready to go.

The Greeting Farm - available at www.quixoticpaperie.co.uk

PLUS don’t forget that the brand new PEEKER COLLECTION #2 illustrated by Elisabeth Bell for SCACD Stamps is in stock!  These sweeties are moving fast, and no surprise there!

Finally – those fantastic winter themed SIMPLY GORJUSS stamps have been restocked!

As always, you can view all the new arrivals in one place under “NEW PRODUCTS” at www.quixoticpaperie.co.uk

Happy Monday!

Partners in Peeking – The New Peeker Collection Is HERE!

Remember the adorable Peekers illustrated by Elisabeth Bell for SCACD Stamps?  I’m sure you do, as they have proved very popular!  Well, we’re back again with more of these delightful images, in Elisabeth’s second collection of Peekers from SCACD Stamps.

Over the past week the SCACD Team have been previewing the new collection, and these cuties certainly seem to have won a place in your hearts!

The Peekers Collection #2 is NOW AVAILABLE!

You can grab the stamps direct from Susana’s Custom Art & Card Design

OR for those of you in the UK/Europe from Quixotic Paperie!

The new collection is available both as a full set (with discount) and as individual stamps!

There is no hop today, but you can pop over to the SCACD Store blog for full details on the release and to see who has something to show you using these adorable new stamps!

My card today is pretty simple, firstly because this little cutie shines all on her own (well, with her little partner in mischief), but also because this has been one busy month!

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

Coloured using Copic Markers on Make it Colour Blending Card.  The yummy designer paper comes from the Echo Park – Victoria Garden 6×6 pad and has been layered on Bazzill Kraft Cardstock.  Bow was tied using the Bow-Easy.

NOTE: If you missed my card earlier in the week featuring Secret Garden Peeker, you can check it out HERE.

Hope you’ve enjoyed checking out the new release.  Happy shopping!

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

Are You Ready To Take Another Peek?

Remember the adorable Peekers illustrated by Elisabeth Bell for SCACD Stamps?  I’m sure you do, as they have proved very popular!  Well, we’re back again with more of these delightful images, in Elisabeth’s second collection of Peekers from SCACD Stamps.

Over the next few days, the SCACD Team are previewing the new collection, so make sure you check in over at the SCACD Store Blog to see where you can find Peekers each day!

Release day is 29th July 2011, and the stamps will be available direct from Susana’s Custom Art & Card Design OR for those of you in the UK/Europe from Quixotic Paperie!

Today is the first day of previews, and the lovely and oh so talented Janiel is joining me to show off the first of the new Peeker collection!  I’m definitely a fan of Janiel’s work, so I’m excited to pop over and see what she has created today.

PRIZE ALERT: Leave a comment on both mine and Janiel’s blogs today and you could be in with a chance of winning the gorgeous Peeker stamp we’re previewing!  See the SCACD Store Blog for full details on the release and prize draws.

Without further ado, meet… SECRET GARDEN PEEKER!

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

Isn’t she adorable?  Such a sweet, sentimental image.  What do you think she’s peeking at on the other side of the fence?

All colouring was done with Copic Markers on Make it Colour Blending Card.  If I were doing this one again, I’d probably colour the hair differently, to give a better contrast with the fence, but it doesn’t look too bad.

The gorgeous paper was perfect for this card and comes from the Echo Park – Victoria Garden 6×6 pad.  I inked the edges of each layer with Distress Ink – Antique Linen just to add to the slightly vintage/memories of days gone by feel.  That Whimsy Shapeology Double Scallop Border Die came out again too along with the Bazzill Kraft Cardstock!

The sweet sentiment is from the “Hello Go Round” set by The Greeting Farm.

Make it Crafty Lasercut Chipboard - available at www.quixoticpaperie.co.uk

That delish chipboard?  It’s all from the Make it Crafty Butterfly Leaves lasercut chipboard pack (available here in the UK at Quixotic Paperie).  I really love the Make it Crafty chipboard packs, the designs are so delicate and detailed, perfect for accenting cards as well as other papercraft projects.

If you’re in the US, Susana has the Make it Crafty chipboard packs at Susana’s Custom Art & Card Design so you can grab a pack or two when you pick up your Peekers!

Copics Used:

Skin: E0000, E000, E00, E93, E95 Hair: E50, E53, E55, E57 Outfit: R30, R21, R22, G0000, G82, G99 Fence: E31, E34, E57, Y21 Ground/Grass/Flowers: E50, E53, E55, E44, E47, G82, G94, B63, B66 Sky: B000, B0000

That’s all from me!  Make sure you pop over and check out Janiel’s creation, which will no doubt be utterly gorgeous!  And check back on the SCACD Store Blog tomorrow to see who has the next Peeker on show!

What day is it?!

This morning, I suddenly realised that the last time I blogged was a week ago!  It really doesn’t seem like that long!

So, what happened to me?  Not much really, apart from feeling a bit under the weather for a few days, and generally being busy.  Unfortunately the combination of not feeling one hundred percent and being busy, meant my creativity has taken a bit of a hit!  I’m only just getting back into the swing of colouring…and that has not been disaster free (I’ll be telling you more about that sometime next week).

Anyway, there are a few bits and pieces of fun crafty news I can share, so here goes!

Firstly, the lovely Jo Nevill has a fab set of cards in this month’s issue of Cardmaking & Papercraft magazine.  She has used Victoria Case for SCACD Stamps and Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps images that are all available over at Quixotic Paperie!  Well worth a look at the mag, as Jo’s cards are truly fab – very fresh and summery!

Cardmaking & Papercraft Magazine August 2011

If you click to make the pic bigger, you’ll see one of Jo’s cards on the front of the mag (bottom middle), featuring Victoria Case’s “Hot Stuff” image from SCACD.

Speaking of SCACD Stamps – today has seen the release of four fun new stamps, details of which you will find over on the SCACD Store Blog.  All four stamps are making their way to Quixotic Paperie, so UK/Europe readers watch this space (and in the meantime check out the awesome selection we have in stock)!  US/Canada readers can grab the stamps now over at Susana’s Custom Art & Card Design.

Some Odd Girl Stamps available in the UK at www.quixoticpaperie.co.uk

If, like me, you love the fun images from Some Odd Girl Stamps, you need to check out the Some Odd Girl blog for previews of the new clear stamp release!  Stamps are being released on 12th July 2011 and I have them here waiting for release day to arrive!  Previously released designs are all currently in stock.

As if that weren’t enough, there is something very fun happening on 14th July 2011!  A joint digi release from Make it Crafty and Tiddly Inks!  I’m in LOVE with the whole collection, and have some very fun scenes in the works with some of the images.

Rubber addicts – don’t despair, keep an eye on the release and I’m sure we can twist Zoe’s arm to get some of the Make it Crafty images in rubber.  *wink*

In the meantime, check out the awesome selection of Make it Crafty rubber stamps currently in stock at Quixotic Paperie.  And even if you’re happy with digi, you will want to check out the Make it Crafty Lasercut Chipboard – plenty in there to dress up those SteamPunk creations.  And don’t forget the Make it Colour blending card if you’re planning on colouring your digis with Copic or other alcohol based markers!

Finally, the Quixotic Paperie Design Team have been getting creative, as usual, and you can check out lots of gorgeous makes from them over on the Quixotic Inspirations blog!  Well worth a look, especially if you haven’t yet checked out some of their tutorials.

I’ll be back with something “creative” to share over the weekend!