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Whimsy Stamps - Santa and Teddy Portrait - www.quixoticcards.com/blog

A Belated Christmas Post!

*sigh* I arrived home yesterday after spending a week with family for Christmas to find that the blog posts I scheduled before leaving had failed to post. Typical!  So bear with me, I’ll be sharing those posts over the next three days to catch up.

A belated Merry Christmas to you all.  I hope you had a fantastic time, whatever you were doing.  We spent the week in Devon, mostly tucked up indoors as it was very wet and windy!  I managed to pick up a brand new cold from someone, which I have brought home with me, so no doubt I’ll be seeing in the New Year huddled up on the sofa.

As January draws closer I’m contemplating some plans for the New Year, which I will let you in on as soon as I can.  Quixotic Paperie is currently closed while I take a break for Christmas and New Year and will reopen again shortly after New Year’s Day, probably on the 4th or 5th of January (and yes there will be some fantastic bargains to be had).

In the meantime, here’s one of those cards that should have been posted before Christmas Day!

This card was created for our newest niece, for her first Christmas, using Whimsy Stamps Santa and Teddy Portrait.

Whimsy Stamps - Santa and Teddy Portrait - www.quixoticcards.com/blog

I stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Make it Colour Blending Card and coloured with a combination of ShinHan Touch Twin Markers and Copics. The designer paper is from a Graphic 45 8×8 pad. The gorgeous holly flourish is a Make it Crafty Lasercut Chipboard embellishment coloured with Twinkling H20s.

I posted some photos on Facebook during the colouring process, and here they are!

Whimsy Stamps - Santa and Teddy Portrait - www.quixoticcards.com/blog

Whimsy Stamps - Santa and Teddy Portrait - www.quixoticcards.com/blog

Whimsy Stamps - Santa and Teddy Portrait - www.quixoticcards.com/blog

Whimsy Stamps - Santa and Teddy Portrait - www.quixoticcards.com/blog

Whimsy Stamps - Santa and Teddy Portrait - www.quixoticcards.com/blog

I’ll be back tomorrow with another one of the cards that should have been blogged in my absence!

Noah’s Ark 1st Birthday Card

Our youngest niece recently turned one, so of course, I had to make her a card!  She loves pictures of animals, so I knew I wanted to incorporate them on her card somehow, plus I fancied a bit of a colouring challenge, and one of Crissy Armstrong’s images came to mind!

When I step outside of my comfort zone in colouring, I often study someone else’s work to see how they’ve approached an image, and fairly often that someone happens to be Crissy!  Before I started colouring the image, I studied Crissy’s card.  I loved how Crissy created the cast shadows, and the colours she used, so I attempted to create something similar when colouring.  So, once again, thank you for the fab image and inspiration Crissy!

The image I used is one of Crissy’s digital images, available from Whimsy Stamps – Noah’s Ark.

Noah's Ark 1st Birthday Card - www.quixoticcards.com

The image was coloured with ShinHan Touch Twin Markers on Make it Colour Blending Card.  See the pic below for details of the marker colours used.  I used Spellbinders Grand Nestabilities to cut out the circle and scalloped layers, and another Spellbinders die for the pretty frame I used for the sentiment.  Papers are from an old favourite Crate Paper line.  I created an easel card because they always look so good in person, and the recipients always seem to enjoy them (in this case the parents moreso than the child!!).

Noah's Ark 1st Birthday Card - www.quixoticcards.com

Noah's Ark 1st Birthday Card - www.quixoticcards.com

As a little bonus, I have a video showing the colouring of this image.  There’s no audio, just a “speed colouring” video showing the process – I always find them quite fun to watch, so I hope you at least enjoy it and perhaps find it a little helpful to see where I started colouring and how it progresses.

That’s it for today!  Hope you’re having a great week so far – not long now till the weekend!

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

Princess

Today I am sharing the last of my cards featuring the gorgeous Sylvia Zet images from SCACD Stamps!  Well, I say the last of them, when really I mean the last of this batch.  These cuties will most definitely be in use again and again.

Sylvia Zet for SCACD stamps are available NOW in the US from Susana’s Custom Art & Card Design and in the UK/Europe from Quixotic Paperie.

The image I’ve used on today’s card is Princess.  Such a sweetie!

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

Coloured with Copic Markers on Make it Colour Blending Card (this image was coloured a few weeks ago, so sorry, no colour info).  Papers are My Mind’s Eye 6×6 A Beautiful Life.  The bow was tied using the Bow-Easy template, and those yummy chipboard swirls are from a Make it Crafty Lasercut Chipboard pack – I covered them in gold glitter pen.  The sentiment is from the Whimsy Stamps Party Mini Letter Seals set.

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

Hope

Before I share my card for today, I need to announce the winner of my Make it Crafty blog hop candy!  The lucky winner of a pack of Make it Colour Blending Card is…

***RENKATA***

Congratulations!  You can find out the details on the rest of the winners for the candy on the other blog hop stops by visiting the Make it Colourful blog.

On to my card!!  Today I have another card to share with you featuring one of the gorgeous Sylvia Zet images from SCACD Stamps!  You may have guessed by now that I LOVE them!

Sylvia Zet for SCACD stamps are available NOW in the US from Susana’s Custom Art & Card Design and in the UK/Europe from Quixotic Paperie.

The image I’ve used on today’s card is Hope.  She’s utterly adorable, and as with the rest, a joy to colour.

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

The image was coloured with Copic Markers on Make it Colour Blending Card.  Papers are My Mind’s Eye 6×6 – Dwell.  The sentiments were stamped using Whimsy Stamps – Everyday Mini Postage Sentiments stamps and cut out using the coordinating Shapeology Mini Postage Die.  The bow was tied using the Bow-Easy template.  Those gorgeous chipboard corners are from the Make it Crafty Butterfly Swirls lasercut chipboard pack.  I covered them with crackle paint, and they look gorgeous – here’s a close up:

Make it Crafty Lasercut Chipboard Packs at www.quixoticpaperie.co.uk

That’s it from me, again!  Enjoy the rest of the weekend. :)

Craft Stamper Nov 2011 Peek - www.quixoticcards.com

Craft Stamper November 2011 Issue

Just a quick update today for those of you who may not have picked up a copy of the November issue of Craft Stamper Magazine.  Inside you’ll find an article from me, having fun with acetate, Make it Crafty stamps (plus a few Whimsy Stamps sentiments for good measure) and Make it Crafty Lasercut Chipboard.

Craft Stamper Nov 2011 Peek - www.quixoticcards.com

If you check it out, I hope you like it!  You’ll also find a little card from me in the gallery feature, showing off Make it Crafty Lasercut Chipboard and a Paper Makeup Stamps word art stamp.

Plus, there are of course, lots of other fantastic articles in the magazine this issue, including one featuring some fab Artistic Outpost stamps.  The latest issue is in stock at Quixotic Paperie NOW! :)

Whimsy Stamps - Sylvia Zet - Silver Fairy - available at www.quixoticpaperie.co.uk

Hope with Silver Fairy

You may have heard that some of Sylvia Zet’s “Wee Stamps” digital images have now been released in yummy rubber by Whimsy Stamps.  They are available in the UK, at Quixotic Paperie in the Whimsy Stamps section!

Today I have a card to share featuring one of the new stamps – Silver Fairy – she’s one of my favourites.

Hope You Can Cling To - Splitcoast Stampers

I actually created this card for a challenge on Splitcoast Stampers, being hosted by the lovely Bev Gerard.  The challenge is “Looking In On You!” and Bev has asked us to to create a “window” card as part of the Hope You Can Cling To event that is going on this month in support of Breast Cancer Awareness.  Here’s a link to the Looking In On You challenge thread – SCS: Hope You Can Cling To – Looking In On You – pop over and check it out!

Whimsy Stamps - Sylvia Zet - Silver Fairy - available at www.quixoticpaperie.co.uk

The yummy designer papers are Marianne Designs “In The Meadow”.  The chipboard is from the Make it Crafty Butterfly Leaves pack.  The “Hope” sentiment is from the Flourishes LLC “Fight Like a Girl” stamp set.  I also used the Whimsy Stamps Lavish Flourishes set to lightly ink the edges of the heart tag and image layer.  The card opens out to reveal a heart shaped layer for a message behind the main image.

Whimsy Stamps - Sylvia Zet - Silver Fairy - available at www.quixoticpaperie.co.uk

All colouring was done with ShinHan Touch Twin Markers on Make it Colour Blending Card (see colour map below).

Whimsy - Wee Stamps - Silver Fairy - available at www.quixoticpaperie.co.uk

** Quixotic Paperie has a range of Sylvia Zet stamps available from both Whimsy Stamps and SCACD Stamps.  See the Sylvia Zet artist section on the store site to browse them all!**

I hope you enjoyed checking out my card today!  Thanks for stopping by. :)

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

Winter Wonder

Today I have another card to share featuring one of the gorgeous Sylvia Zet images from SCACD Stamps!  This time I’ve gone for a Christmas card, since that time of year is fast approaching!

Sylvia Zet for SCACD stamps are available NOW in the US from Susana’s Custom Art & Card Design and in the UK/Europe from Quixotic Paperie.

The image I’ve used on today’s card is Winter Wonder.  She’s another of my particular favourites from the collection – I love them all, but a girl’s gotta have a favourite or three, right?!

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

She is just too adorable, isn’t she?

Coloured with Copic and Shinhan Touch Twin markers on Make it Colour Blending Card. Papers are Fancy Pants 6×6 – Saint Nick – gorgeous and festive. The bow was tied using the Bow-Easy template.  The yummy snowflakes are Make it Crafty Lasercut Chipboard covered in glitter pen and embellished with little pearl centres created using a Viva Decor Pearl Pen, I also used Viva Decor Glitter Liner to accent the snow on the ground.   The seal sentiment stamp is from the Whimsy Stamps Winter Letter Seals sentiment set.

Whimsy & Make it Crafty stamps available at www.quixoticpaperie.co.uk

Fairy Village

Today I’d like to share a card I created for the second issue of the Whimsy Stamps Inspirations Digital Magazine.  Many of you will already have seen this, but for those of you that haven’t… (and if you haven’t read the mag yet, I highly recommend it – it’s free!)

I had the MOST fun creating this card.  You may have guessed that one of my favourite things to do is colouring, and I absolutely love to merge images/mask stamps to create scenes to colour.  The Make it Crafty images are perfect for this, whether you’re using the digis or physical rubber stamps (Make it Crafty rubber stamps are available in the UK at Quixotic Paperie).

Whimsy & Make it Crafty stamps available at www.quixoticpaperie.co.uk

To create the little fairy village I used Make it Crafty Boot House, Mushroom House and Fairy Tree House.  These three stamps are what originally drew me to Make it Crafty, and I love them just as much now as when I first saw them!  The gorgeous fairy image – Wee Snippet – is from Whimsy Stamps and was illustrated by Crissy Armstrong.  Love her!  The postage stamp sentiments are also from Whimsy Stamps and were cut out using the coordinating Shapeology Dies.

The images were all coloured with Copic Markers on Make it Colour Blending Card.

Thank you for stopping by, hope you’re having a great week so far!

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

Sylvia Zet for SCACD Stamps Preview #2 – Poppy PLUS A Surprise!

A quick FYI before I begin – today is the last day for orders at Quixotic Paperie before I take a break.  The store will be closed from 27th August 2011 to 8th September 2011.  So, if you are planning an order, get it in before the end of today!

Right!  Today I am very excited to be able to share the second peek at the upcoming Sylvia Zet stamp release from SCACD Stamps.  If you missed the first peek, check out my card featuring Loli & Shellie HERE.  Now, I’d like to introduce you to Poppy.

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

Just too sweet, isn’t she?  And so much fun to colour.

Make sure you pop on over to the SCACD Store Blog to get the full details on the release, and to enter for the chance to win some awesome blog candy!  Not too long to wait for these cuties – release day will be 9th September, so Quixotic Paperie will be open for business again just in time! ;-)

WAIT!  That’s not all for today!  Susana has a little surprise release up her sleeve.  We may not have the Sylvia Zet cuties for you just yet, BUT we do have some very sweet fairies that have just flown in on a whim!

On my card I have featured Friendship Rose from the Fall Fairy Collection.

SCACD Stamps  - Fall Fairy Collection - Friendship Rose available at www.quixoticpaperie.co.uk

She was a breeze to colour up, and looks so sweet.  She has three other friends, and if you pop over to the SCACD Store blog you will see a list of the other designers showing off cards featuring the new fairies.

Friendship Rose and the rest of the Fall Fairy Collection are available NOW
at
Susana’s Custom Art & Card Design in the US OR at Quixotic Paperie here in the UK/Europe!

Both images today were coloured with Copics on Make it Colour Blending Card.  The designer paper is Echo Park – Playground.  The little postage stamp sentiments are Whimsy Stamps – Everyday Mini Postage Sentiments, cut out with the Shapeology Mini Postage Stamp die.  The gorgeous chipboard accents are from the Make it Crafty Lasercut Chipboard range.

That’s it for now!  Hope you’ve enjoyed checking out my cards today.  Have a wonderful weekend!

Whimsy Stamps Inspirations Magazine Issue 2

Just in case you weren’t aware, the latest edition of the Whimsy Stamps Inspirations Magazine is now available to read online!  The magazine is completely free, and you can read it online, download it to your PC, or print it out – your choice!

I have a couple of things in this issue, and here are some little peeks.  To see them in full, you’ll need to pop over and check out the magazine (grab a cup of tea/coffee/beverage of choice, because once you start you won’t want to put it down)!

First, I created a simple Copic skin colouring tutorial using Kenny K – Super Mom.  The cardstock I used for colouring was Make it Colour Blending Card.

Whimsy Stamps - Kenny K - Super Mom - www.quixoticcards.co.uk

And later in the magazine you will see a fun scene card I created for the Whimsy Stamps/Make it Crafty company merge!  For this I used a selection of Whimsy Stamps and Make it Crafty Stamps all of which you can find at Quixotic Paperie.

Whimsy Stamps & Make it Crafty Stamps www.quixoticcards.com

Would love to hear what you think!  Hope you enjoy the mag. :)

Have a peek at the Quixotic Paperie ad in there too!