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News From Quixotic Paperie

Hi folks!  Just dropping by with a quick post today. My apologies for the lack of posts lately, there’s a lot going on behind the scenes at the moment including a possible house move. The things I have been working on craft-wise can’t be shared yet, so I haven’t had anything to post here. Don’t worry though, I’ll be back in action again very soon! ;)

Today I’d just like to share some news from my online store Quixotic Paperie.

Firstly I have some SPECIAL OFFERS to share. These are available until midnight on 18th June 2014 and apply to new orders and in stock items only. No codes required, the discount has already been applied to the product prices.


The latest stamp releases from Make it Crafty have just arrived in stock, including a special little fiery character available in rubber exclusively through Quixotic Paperie! All of the new stamps are including in the current 10% special offer.

You can pop on over to the store to see them all, but here’s a peek:

mic_ameliapuppy mic_babyunicorn mic_emoemmelinegift mic_fiery-dragon mic_flirtyseniors mic_rainbowcastle

I have been a proud stockist of the Make it Crafty range since Zoe started selling rubber stamps, and am very happy to still have a fantastic range of the stamps in stock as well as the awesome Make it Colour Blending Card. I do also still have some stock of the Make it Crafty chipboard range, which is not currently in production, so stocks are limited.

Happy shopping and of course, happy crafting too!

Quixotic Paperie News

Just a quick post in case you hadn’t heard that my online store Quixotic Paperie is now open again after my Christmas break!

Until midnight on 13th January there are some special sale offers to take advantage of, so make sure you pop over to the website and check them out!

Also, the first new arrivals of the year are in! My good friend Susana at Susana’s Custom Art & Card Design has released some awesome new rubber stamp collections to get the year started.  I currently have them available as two complete collections at excellent prices.

scacdMontageSet1 scacdMontageSet2

I am particularly excited about the fossil stamps.  Those will be brilliant for some male themed projects, among other things (girls can love fossils too, of course ;) ). Lots of stamping fun to be had, for cards, mixed media projects, art journalling etc.  Love it.  Make sure you check out the full range of Susana Loves Stamps designs that I have in stock, there are some fantastic stamps for those of you that like something a little different!

The latest issues of Craft Stamper are also in stock, check out the New Products section.  PLUS I have restocks of some of the popular Stamping Bella Uptown Girls, and until midnight on 13th January you can grab them at 10% off.

FOR MY US READERS: You can grab all the new stamps and more over at Susana’s Custom Art & Card Design!

Craft Stamper Magazine February 2013 - www.quixoticcards.com

Magazine News & Waffle

I don’t have a card to share today, but I wanted to update you with some fun news!

The latest issue of Craft Stamper Magazine is now out, and as usual it is packed with inspiration for stamping addicts. ;) In particular, starting on page 20 you will find the latest Stamping Contrasts feature, which this month showcases some of the Susana Loves Stamps mixed media stamps from SCACD.  There’s a card from me in there, along with some stunning creations from the magazine design team, including my friend and past QP designer Kim Costello.  They all did a fantastic job, and I can’t wait for Susana herself to see the article, I know she will be thrilled to see the stamps being used so creatively.

Craft Stamper Magazine February 2013 - www.quixoticcards.com

Quixotic Paperie is now open again after my Christmas break and post-Christmas illness!  You can grab Craft Stamper magazine HERE and the SCACD “Susana Loves Stamps” range can be found HERE.

There are also LOTS of bargains to be had over at Quixotic Paperie as a number of items have been added to the JANUARY CLEARANCE section.  Make sure you stop and have a good browse, don’t miss out on some great deals!

Hope Monday is treating you well. I’ll be back tomorrow with a card. :)

Stamping Bella - Uptown Girls - www.quixoticcards.com

News from Quixotic Paperie, New Challenge Blog and a Sneak Peek!

Just dropping by today with some news and a little peek at what I’m working on currently.  I had a lovely weekend visiting family and relaxing, I hope yours was just as good!

Firstly, over at Quixotic Paperie this week I have some special offers for you!

Secondly, have you heard about the new challenge blog on the scene?  The Inky Chicks challenge blog has been announced and they have some very yummy blog candy up for grabs, so pop over and visit them!

Finally, here’s a peek at my latest “in progress” Stamping Bella make.  Don’t these Uptown Girls make an awesome scene?

Stamping Bella - Uptown Girls - www.quixoticcards.com

I will be back in the next couple of days with something else to share!  Hope the week treats you all well.

SCACD Stamps Release Hop – Arctic Princess

Today sees the release of some incredible new stamps from two of the SCACD Stamps lines: Elisabeth Bell for SCACD and also the awesome Susana Loves Stamps collection.

I’m joining the SCACD Design Team today for a hop to showcase the new release.  Thanks for having me, girls!

You should have hopped over here from DANNI’S BLOG.  If not, pop on over there now, as she is the first stop on the hop, and I’m sure you won’t want to miss any of the crafty inspiration. ;)

I chose to show off one of the new Susana Loves Stamps images today, and I’m sure you can see why.  I fell in love with this particular stamp immediately.

Meet Arctic Princess from the Mythical Reflections release!

SCACD - Susana Loves Stamps - Artic Princess - www.quixoticcards.com/blog

Isn’t she beautiful? And that seahorse…oh my!  I had a lot of fun colouring her up.  The stamp is a really nice size for colouring, with lots of beautiful details.

I stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Make it Colour Blending Card and coloured with ShinHan Touch Twin Markers.  The beautiful die cuts around the image are the Dies by SCACD Ornate Hinge die – Melanie Holtz also used them this way recently and I loved the effect.

I hope you’ve enjoyed stopping by and checking out my card.  Time to hop on though, and your next stop is the fantastic ALEX’S BLOG!

Happy hopping!

Where to find the new stamps:

UK/Europe readers: Elisabeth Bell for SCACD Stamps
UK/Europe readers: Susana Loves Stamps Mythical Reflections collection

US/Canada readers: Elisabeth Bell for SCACD Stamps
US/Canada readers: Susana Loves Stamps Mythical Reflections collection

Giveaway News!

I will hopefully be back later today with a Stamping Bella creation to share.  In the meantime, I have news of a giveaway over on Facebook!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

All you have to do is follow the instructions on the widget to submit your entry to win a £10 voucher for Quixotic Paperie!  Draw closes at midnight on Monday 29th October.

Also, you still have time to join in with the SCACD Spookalicious blog hop and comment for chances to win candy from both Susana and myself!  See my post over on the Quixotic Inspirations blog for details.

While I’m here, here is a quick update with all the latest arrivals over at Quixotic Paperie!

Whimsy Stamps - Sylvia Zet Wee Stamps - www.quixoticpaperie.co.uk

Quixotic Paperie: Storewide Offer & NEW Whimsy Stamps!

Until midnight on Sunday 22nd October 2012 you can enjoy 10% off all items storewide (excludes gift voucher purchases, only applies to new orders and in stock items).
This offer also stacks with our CLEARANCE SALE offers, making those bargains EVEN BETTER with up to 60% off!
We’ve also got lots of fantastic new products in stock, including the latest Christmas/Winter themed releases from popular US company WHIMSY STAMPS!
Whimsy Stamps - Sylvia Zet Wee Stamps - www.quixoticpaperie.co.uk

Due in stock during the next week – more rubber from Make it Crafty, so keep an eye on our NEW PRODUCTS section!

Storewide Special Offer over at Quixotic Paperie

A quick post to let you know about the STOREWIDE SPECIAL OFFER which started today over at Quixotic Paperie!

From now until midnight on Sunday 21st October 2012 you can enjoy 10% off all in stock items storewide (excluding gift vouchers).  This offer also stacks with the existing CLEARANCE SALE so those bargains just got even better!

Note:This offer does not apply to previous orders, or special orders for out of stock items and is limited to stock available.



  •   The latest Whimsy Stamps release should be here this week.
  •   Brand new stamps from Make it Crafty are on their way and will be here soon.

Keep an eye on the Facebook page to receive all the latest news as and when it happens!

New Arrivals at Quixotic Paperie

Just a quick post today with some news from Quixotic Paperie!

Lots of awesome new arrivals this week:

Something in there for everyone.

Also, for those of you awaiting the Saturated Canary rubber stamp release from Little Darlings Rubber Stamps, the stamps will be available to preorder here in the UK at Quixotic Paperie on 30th July 2012!

I’ll be back tomorrow with a card to share.

A Fun Hop Celebrating An Exciting New Direction Plus a Special Jubilee Weekend Offer!

I am very excited to be joining in with the release celebrations today for the new release from Susana’s Custom Art & Card Design (aka SCACD).  Susana has followed her heart and taken a fantastic new direction with two awesome collections.

You should have hopped over here from DANNI’S BLOG.  If you’re just joining us or you’re feeling a little lost, pop on over to the SCACD Store Blog to get the full hop details and links!

The Release Details!

First is a fantastic new line of dies.  Susana has collaborated on a collection of dies with a timeless, classic feel.  Delicate and beautiful, the diecuts from these high quality wafer thin metal dies will be featuring on your projects for years to come!

Dies by SCACD - available from www.quixoticpaperie.co.uk

Second is a brilliant new direction for SCACD.  Susana has collaborated on the creation of a new line of Mixed Media stamps.  Let SCACD take you on a new creative adventure with the Blank Canvas Collection.  From the beginner to the mixed media enthusiast, these stamps will have the creative juices well and truly flowing!

Susana Loves Stamps - Blank Canvas Collection - available at www.quixoticpaperie.co.uk

The Blank Canvas Collection stamps and the Die Collection are available NOW from Quixotic Paperie in the UK

Those of you in the US/Canada can buy direct from Susana’s Custom Art & Card Design.

Each set in the collection comprises three looks, perfect for mixing it up with different techniques.  Use the elements set to enhance the blank canvas silhouettes, or use them on their own for gorgeous effects.

In addition there is a fabulous set of word outlines, ready to be customised however you like!  Color them in, doodle, zentangle, paper piece – go wherever your creativity takes you.

The idea is to mix it up and have fun, and that’s most certainly what I’ve been doing.  It has been refreshing to step out of my comfort zone of markers and line art images, and play with a wider range of the products I have stashed away!  I’m by no means planning on throwing the markers out, but I am feeling a little more creative, a little less bogged down and a little more like I might actually work on that art journal I keep putting back in the cupboard.

My Project!

So, on to my project for today!  Instead of creating a card, I decided to create a fun little piece…a little tag book to keep in my desk drawer as a reminder.

Susana Loves Stamps (SCACD) - Blank Canvas Collection available at www.quixoticpaperie.co.uk

Look, no colouring!  I used hot press watercolour paper, which I wet with a mister and then painted with Twinkling H2Os in three different colours (one of my very first stamping/colouring loves).  After the paper dried, I stamped the solid profile from the new Blank Canvas Profile Set in Archival Ink and used a Spellbinders Grand Nestabilities die to cut each one out.  Then I outlined the profiles and the edge of the oval with a white gel pen, and added some dots with a Copic Multiliner.  I also used the white gel pen to write on the profile, because that’s what the Blank Canvas Collection is all about!

I created the front cover by stamping the outline profile from the Blank Canvas Profiles Set on to black card with a white pigment ink, and outlining the edge of the oval with the white gel pen again.  I covered some chipboard letters in Gesso, followed by Twinkling H2Os in Ruby Red.  The whole thing is held together with a small book ring (I have hundreds of book rings stashed, which I don’t remember buying!).

Susana Loves Stamps (SCACD) - Blank Canvas Collection available at www.quixoticpaperie.co.uk

You can’t really see on the photos, but the Twinkling H2Os give the coloured sheets a gorgeous, subtle shimmer which shows through the stamped profiles.

Susana Loves Stamps (SCACD) - Blank Canvas Collection available at www.quixoticpaperie.co.uk

Susana Loves Stamps (SCACD) - Blank Canvas Collection available at www.quixoticpaperie.co.uk

That’s it from me today!  I hope you can tell that I’m thoroughly enjoying this release and doing something a little different.  I’ve already got a few other completed projects ready to share over the next week, so check back starting on Sunday when I’ll be sharing a card created using one of the new dies!

Your next stop on the blog hop is DIANNE’S BLOG, and I know she will have something fab to share with you!