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Take Time To Spread Your Wings

It’s a good message, and at least for me a timely reminder!  Yes, I love the sentiment that comes with one of the latest Susana Loves Stamps (SCACD) releases, well, I love them all but this one really speaks to me at the moment.

If you saw my post last Friday, you will be aware that two new sets were released – Oddly Sweet Curiosities set #5 and the Mechanimals.  They are already proving a hit, which is fantastic!

Both collections are available in rubber, direct from Susana’s Custom Art & Card Design or for International customers from Quixotic Paperie in the UK!

Today’s card features one of the awesome Mechanimals – Wise Owl (with accompanying sentiment).  As you can see, I had great fun colouring this one up.  Remember – while metal looks great in the more obvious colours, it also looks fantastic when you go for it with colour!


I stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Make it Colour Blending Card and coloured with ShinHan Touch Twin Markers (available in the UK from Jackson’s Art Supplies).

You can’t see it well on the front view, but I also used a couple of other SCACD stamps to add extra interest to the background.


See?  I used the compass and lightning stamps from the Susana Loves Stamps Nature’s Direction set, stamped in gold ink.  I also embellished the corner using one of my favourite Dies by SCACD Classic Corner dies.

The designer paper I used was originally a fairly muted spotty blue, which I went to town on using a Prima Marketing Inc Stencil and ink sprays! The Gold Acrylic Paint Dabber also came out to distress the edges of all my layers.




Release Day Fun with SCACD Stamps!

Time for a fun hop for the latest release from SCACD!  PLUS some extra fun news which you will find at the end of my post. 😉

Today Susana Loves  Stamps releases yet another round  of these FUN little pranksters the Oddly Sweet  Curiosities #5! With their universal appeal  the Curiosities were just begging for another turn in the spotlight with a new  release. These little guys are the perfect way to provoke a smile or a laugh.  We’re addicted, and from the  popularity of the previous sets we know you will be too!

Susana Loves  Stamps is also showcasing a  fresh new  line: The MechAnimals. This edgy  but endearing range of SteamPunk animals will lend themselves to  all sorts of projects, occasions and  styles and earn a place in your crafty hearts.

Grab a cup of something yummy and enjoy the show!

Both collections are available in rubber, direct from Susana’s Custom Art & Card Design or for International customers from Quixotic Paperie in the UK!


You should have hopped over here from KIM DELLOW’S BLOG.  If not, you can start the hop over on Melanie’s Blog, you won’t want to miss anything today!

My card today features one of the AWESOME Mechanimals stamps.  I am seriously in love with this collection.  I spend so much time colouring “people” stamps and cute images that these were like a much needed breath of fresh air.  You could say they gave me a bit of a creative jumpstart.

Meet INK SPLATS.  How cool?!  He comes with the fun sentiment shown on my card.  This is my favourite card that I’ve created so far this year and I had a blast doing it!


I stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Make it Colour Blending Card and coloured with ShinHan Touch Twin Markers (available in the UK from Jackson’s Art Supplies).  I also used one lonely Copic marker on this card!  BG57 for the underwater background.

The designer paper is actually from the Graphic 45 Olde Curiosity Shoppe 8×8 pad, I sprayed it with Dylusions Ink Spray in Crushed Grape to recolour it for my card.  I also used a Ranger Acrylic Paint Dabber in Gold around all the edges.  I created the cool splats by drawing them with a Montana Acrylic Paint Marker in Shock Lilac (available in the UK from Jackson’s Art Supplies).

I stamped the sentiment on the same cardstock as my image, and die cut it using one of the MFT Die-Namics Fishtail Flags STAX dies.  I then coloured it using one of my Touch Twin Markers, and added some extra detail using the Montana paint marker and my acrylic paint dabber.

Some serious inky painty fun! 🙂


That’s it from me!  Your next stop on this fun hop is DIANNE’S BLOG .  Check out the additional news below and then hop on over there to see what Dianne has been up to!


IN OTHER NEWS!!! SCACD  Digital is a new adventure for  Susana and will see the revival in  digi of some past releases previously only available in rubber, along with  the addition of some fresh new fun! They are available now for purchase but watch out for some fun from the design team and  friends to showcase the digital releases in the  near future. SCACD  Digital’s first collaboration is Carmen Medlin for SCACD  Digital.  Carmen’s range will definitely have something for everyone, from  elegant to adorable and everything in between.

NOTE:  Elisabeth Bell and Victoria Case stamps will NOT be  offered as digital images by SCACD.

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?


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:


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

Mix ‘n’ Match With Tiddly Inks & Make it Crafty!

It’s finally time to release the big Mix n’ Match collection from Tiddly Inks and Make it Crafty!

Together they have been craftily plotting behind the scenes for months (making us drool in anticipation) to bring you a fabulous collection of Steampunk creations with a Victorian theme! You’ll find little steampunk houses, bits and bobs background scenes, flying contraptions, gorgeous characters and the finest selection of digital papers!

We could send you on a little hop, but they are getting a bit boring… so we knocked our heads together and thought up a game to play instead!

‘I SPY’ with my little eye…

… hmmm what do you spy??

Well to find out, head on over to where it all begins!!



Start Mix n’ Matching with Tiddly Inks and Make it Crafty straight away as you grab the super bargain of 15% OFF!!

Just enter the coupon code MIXNMATCH at checkout!

I’ve got a card to share with you, featuring some of the fantastic new images!  Steampunk is TOTALLY up my street.  You won’t have seen much in that vein on my blog here to date, but if you took a look at my bookshelves and at the art I admire, it crops up fairly frequently.

As soon as I saw Christy’s fairies, and the Make it Crafty Steampunk Goggles, I knew the scene I wanted to create.

Tiddly Inks & Make it Crafty Steampunk Scene - www.quixoticcards.com

I’ve used two different Tiddly Inks Tanker Fairies, the Make it Crafty Steampunk Goggles and Make it Crafty Metallic Flowers (copied twice) to create this scene.

Coloured entirely with Copic Markers on Make it Colour Blending Cardstock.  The designer paper is, appropriately, Graphic 45 Steampunk Debutante (which you can currently grab with 15% off!). The gorgeous embellishments are Make it Crafty Lasercut Chipboard covered in Twinkling H20s – Solar Gold.

I haven’t listed the Copic markers I used, as there were quite a few, but if you have any questions at all, just shout!  Happy to help if I can. 🙂

I’m already colouring up another scene using the new Steampunk images, just couldn’t resist!

For those of you who prefer your images in rubber, I do stock a selection of Make it Crafty images in rubber at Quixotic Paperie.  If you want to see some of the new Steampunk images make it to rubber, make sure you hassle Zoe at Make it Crafty and let her know. 😉  I also have a selection of Tiddly Inks in rubber from Stamping Bella.

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!