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Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps - Cheryl Alger "LuLu" - available at www.quixoticpaperie.co.uk

Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps – Jan Release Previews Day 1!

We’re well in to January now and between getting back into the swing of things after Christmas, and the January Sale over at Quixotic Paperie I am only just getting my crafty motivation back!

What better way to kick off the new crafty year than with some new Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps previews?!

The new stamps will be available to order on Sunday 15th January from Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps in Canada or in the UK/Europe from Quixotic Paperie!

Today the Krafty Girls are sharing peeks of the new Cheryl Alger stamp set.  To see the full list of people sharing previews, pop on over to the Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps blog.

PRIZE GIVEAWAY INFO: Make sure you drop by each blog and leave a comment, as one lucky commenter will win the new Lulu set being previewed today!

This month Cheryl has created the CUTEST set, and I couldn’t resist stamping up all three images!  So, it gives me great pleasure to introduce LULU!

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps - Cheryl Alger "LuLu" - available at www.quixoticpaperie.co.uk

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps - Cheryl Alger "LuLu" - available at www.quixoticpaperie.co.uk

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps - Cheryl Alger "LuLu" - available at www.quixoticpaperie.co.uk

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps - Cheryl Alger "LuLu" - available at www.quixoticpaperie.co.uk

I created a fun set of three cards.  Each image was coloured using ShinHan Touch Twin markers on Make it Colour Blending Card (colour maps below).  The yummy papers are from the Basic Grey Hello Luscious pad (currently on offer in the Quixotic Paperie Jan Sale).  I accented each card with a bow tied using the Bow-Easy template.

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps - Cheryl Alger "LuLu" - available at www.quixoticpaperie.co.uk

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps - Cheryl Alger "LuLu" - available at www.quixoticpaperie.co.uk

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps - Cheryl Alger "LuLu" - available at www.quixoticpaperie.co.uk

That’s all for today, but I will be back tomorrow with another Krafty preview!

Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps November Peeks – Day 1

It’s that time again!  Where on earth are the months disappearing to?  Rather than dwell on that, we’ve got another fantastic Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps release to preview over the next few days!  Hooray!

Today the Krafty Girls are showing off Cheryl Alger’s latest designs, which will be available as a fun set – “Snips & Snails”.

The new stamps will be available to order on Sunday November 20th from Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps in Canada or in the UK/Europe from Quixotic Paperie!

If you’re a regular reader you’ll probably be aware that I am a sucker for images featuring dogs, so of course I had to pick this adorable image featuring a boy and his best pal!

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps - Snips & Snails set - www.quixoticcards.com

Love it!

The image was coloured with ShinHan Touch Twin markers on Make it Colour Blending Card.  The designer paper is from the fab Basic Grey Life of The Party 6×6 pad. The bone brads are from my stash (they’ve been there for quite some time…). Kraft cardstock for layering.

You can check out which of the other Krafty Girls and guests have peeks for you today by visiting the Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps Blog.  Be sure to leave comments on each of the blogs as Kimmie will be drawing a prize from the commenters – one lucky crafter will win the new Snips & Snails set being previewed today!

Sylvia Zet for SCACD Release Hop!

Today is the day we’ve been waiting for - the gorgeous new Sylvia Zet images are being released by SCACD Stamps!  There are EIGHT fantastic and utterly adorable images, all exclusive to SCACD Stamps in yummy red rubber, and they are all available now.


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The stamps are all now available, and if you just have to have them all, you can grab them in discounted sets!

US/Canada: You will find the stamps in the Sylvia Zet section at Susana’s Custom Art & Card Design HERE.

UK/Europe: You will find the stamps in the Sylvia Zet section at Quixotic Paperie HERE.

To celebrate, we’ve got a hop for you today, filled with inspiration from the SCACD and Quixotic Paperie design teams PLUS some special guests!  We hope you will hop along with us as we introduce you to Loli & Shellie, Poppy and the rest of their friends!

I’m your first stop on today’s hop, so you’re in the right place! If you lose your way while hopping with us today, the complete hop list can be found over on the SCACD Store Blog.

All of the images available today from SCACD Stamps have been illustrated by talented artist Sylvia Zet.  Sylvia’s work is full of character and gorgeous detail, and it’s evident that she puts a lot of heart into every one of her illustrations.  We are totally thrilled to be welcoming Sylvia to the SCACD Stamps team of artists, and to be sharing her first collection for SCACD Stamps with you!  We hope you enjoy today’s hop, and that you love the images as much as we do!

Unfortunately, due to a bit of a mishap, followed by a sad event that I will talk about another day, I don’t have a card to show you today, just my coloured image.  Really sorry about that, but still, here’s something to see…

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

This little cutie is VERITAS.  Gorgeously detailed, and so much fun to colour, as with all of Sylvia’s images.

And here’s another quick peek at my two preview cards featuring LOLI & SHELLIE and POPPY!

Sylvia Zet for SCACD Stamps - Poppy - available soon at www.quixoticpaperie.co.uk Sylvia Zet for SCACD Stamps - Loli & Shellie - www.quixoticcards.com

Your next stop on the hop is the wonderful artist herself SYLVIA ZET.   Thank you for stopping by, and I hope you enjoy hopping with us today!

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!

Agent Cupcake – First Impressions!

Today I’ve got a card to show you featuring THREE fab digital images from Little Miss Muffet Stamps.  Meet Agent Cupcake!  She’s part of the Operation Treehouse collection, along with Agent Bubblegum (click HERE to see my earlier card)

I used three different images – Agent Cupcake, Agent Cupcake Descending, Agent Cupcake Spotted.  I added the text before printing out the images.

Little Miss Muffet Stamps - Agent Cupcake - www.quixoticcards.com

I coloured the images with Copic Markers on Make It Colour Blending Card.  I added the star with “Sis” on the front as this seemed like a fun card for someone to give to their little tomboy sister. :)  Apart from that and a few flatback pearls, I kept it simple, didn’t think Agent Cupcake would approve of lots of girlie embellishments. ;)

Little Miss Muffet Stamps - Agent Cupcake - www.quixoticcards.com

Copics:

Skin: E0000, E000, E00, E11, E95 Hair: C4, C6, C9, B63 Outfits: BG70, BG72, BG75, RV00, R81, R83, R85, R21, R22, R24, R29, E99, C2, C4, C6, C9

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Quixotic Paperie News:

New stamp sets in stock from Artistic Outpost!  We now have London Underground and Loverly London in stock and shipping.

Whimsy Stamps restocks have arrived!  Popular Kenny K, Crissy Armstrong, Meljen’s Designs , Raindrop Echo Sentiments & Shapeology Dies now back in stock.

The August issue of Craft Stamper magazine is also now in stock and includes articles featuring Artistic Outpost, Stempelglede and Whimsy Stamps!

Double Celebration!

Today is a joint celebration! As you may be aware, this is the month that Quixotic Paperie turned TWO! What you may not know is that it is also the month in which Australian company Make it Crafty is turning ONE!

Quixotic Paperie have been stocking the fantastic Make it Crafty range of products (Rubber StampsLasercut ChipboardMake it Colour Blending Card) since April 2011, and are one of the first places you can find them outside of Australia! We are thrilled to be celebrating with Make it Crafty today.

To celebrate we thought that rather than a blog hop we would set a CHALLENGE using Make it Crafty products!!

To get inspired, hop on over to the Make it Colourful challenge blog where you will see the amazing creations our fabulous DT’s have created for this event! PLUS find out all the details on how you can play along!

Make it Crafty Stamps available at www.quixoticpaperie.co.uk

OF COURSE THERE ARE PRIZES!!

There are FIVE challenge categories and there will be FIVE GRAND WINNERS!

PLUS, PLUS, PLUS

There will be random winners throughout the whole month. The numbers have been pre-selected and as soon as an entry is added that matches that number they WIN! Winners will be announced soon after entry on the sidebar of Make it Colourful.

PLUS there’s MORE!!

Quixotic Paperie have a little something for you too!! Make sure you pop on over to HERE to enter your name for a chance at MORE Make it Crafty Goodies!!

PLUS THERE’S MORE!!!

Zoe, the owner of Make it Crafty has a super duper HUGE Candy give away – choc-a-block FULL of Make it Crafty goodies!! AND I have heard a whisper that she is planning on having random giveaways on her blog throughout the month of
July! All you need to do is leave her some love as she’ll randomly be choosing people who have commented on her posts throughout the last year!!

PLUS THERE’S EVEN MORE!!!

You’ll also receive a set of steak knives when you… hahaa ONLY Joking BUT… for THREE DAYS ONLY you’ll be able to get 40% off Make it Crafty Digi Stamps when you enter the coupon code: CELEBRATE (Ends June 28th)

So I do hope you will celebrate with us this month and get into the Make it Crafty spirit of FUN!!

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On to my card!  I went for the challenge to use a creative combination of images.  I knew I wanted to use the OPEN WINDOW stamp, and from there decided to use the adorable beach characters DYLAN, EBONY and SANDY to create a fun scene.  So, Dylan is no longer holding a shell in his hand, it’s a biscuit/cookie, and he’s watching from the window as his sisters/friends are about to start “landscaping” Mum & Dad’s garden. Haha!

My card also counts for the Rubber Stamps Only challenge, as all the images used are in lovely rubber, and the Merge Multiple Stamps challenge, as I have used four to create my scene!

Make it Crafty Stamps available at www.quixoticpaperie.co.uk

I had a lot of fun colouring this one, although next time I’d tackle the wall differently, maybe with some brickwork, and probably add some flowers/grass along the bottom of it.

Coloured with Copic Markers on MAKE IT COLOUR BLENDING CARD.  I kept the rest of the card very simple, and just layered some old Crate Paper I had in a drawer, with some red cardstock.  The scene does all the work!

Skin: E0000, E000, E00, E11, E95 Ebony Hair & Clothes Etc: E50, E53, E55, E57, YR0000, YR12, Yr15, YR18, BG70, BG72, BG75, BG78, R22, R24, R29 Sandy Hair & Clothes Etc: C4, C6, C9, B63, BG32, BG34, BG49, Y28, Y13, Y15, Y17, E97 Dylan Hair & Clothes Etc: C4, C6, C9, B63, R21, R22, R24, R29, E99, E71, E74, E77 Window Frame/Shutters: E34, E35, E37, Y21 Curtains: Y32, Y35, YR0000, E97 Window Box: E34, E35, E37, Y21, G0000, G82, G85, B21, B24, B27 Wall: E0000, E000, E81, E87 Grass: G20, G21, G24, BG96

Now, don’t forget!  Visit the Make it Colourful Blog to check out the challenge, the rest of the gorgeous cards etc and then pop over to the Quixotic Inspirations Blog to enter the giveaway I have over there!!