Tuesday, 1 June 2010

Quixotic Paperie Store's 1st Birthday Celebrations!!!!

Hello everyone! Up bright and early here today for the 1st Anniversary of the Quixotic Paperie online store, and we're having a very fun celebratory blog hop! If you're already following the hop, you should have hopped over here from Judy's Blog. If not, then hop back to the beginning at the Quixotic Paperie Store Blog. You won't want to miss a stop, as in addition to lots of fantastic inspiration, there are some prizes on offer (full details on the Quixotic Paperie Blog).
Quixotic Paperie was started on June 1st 2009 by Elaine Hughes. Having been an avid crafter (and craft shopper!) for a number of years, Elaine wanted to share her passion and see where it might take her - so,Quixotic Paperie was born! Since then, the store has grown, and now stocks a fabulous range of rubber stamps from around the world: The Greeting Farm, Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps, SCACD Stamps, Paper Makeup Stamps, Belles 'n Whistles, the Mo Manning for Stamping Bella range, Stempelglede and more! In addition, the store carries a large range of charms and embellishments, and a host of gorgeous papers for all your crafty projects! If Elaine loves it, you will probably find it at Quixotic Paperie!
In November 2009 the Quixotic Challenges blog was started, where you can find weekly inspiration from the wonderful Quixotic Paperie Design Team, and join in for the chance to win a monthly prize.

It has been a fab and wonderfully crafty year and here's to another one and hopefully many more to follow! I have been absolutely honoured to have been a part of most of this first year by being on the DT:)

To celebrate QP's 1st birthday I've made a card using probably my favourite image from Kraftin Kimmie stamps called Marie Antoinette-she's such a fun image! The papers I've used are a mix of Tim Holtz and some Basic Grey. I've kept it quite simple really, I've stitched all the edges on my sewing machine and the swirls are from my new EK success punch that I got at the craft show on the weekend. I had to add some of the fab Prima e-line pearls too! Here's a little close-up:~

Thanks so much for joining us on the hop-enjoy your next stops! Your next stop is the super talented Simonne-have fun and good luck! I'm off to check out all the fabulous creations too:) xxx

72 comments:

  1. Happy first blogaversary at all the DT members and thanks for this great hop.

    Hugs
    Hélène

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  2. Great card!! i love your colouring on this card, so pretty!

    hugs
    juli

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  3. Very Party she looks truely ready to join in the celebrations.Thanks for sharing Julye

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  4. Hi Rowena, gorgeous card!!!! i love how you coloured the dress so perfect!!!!!!!!also i love you blog design!

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  5. Great card, havent seen that stamp before, gonna have to go stalk google for it :0)
    Kate x

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  6. Wow, simply stunning colouring, really brings the image to life. Great work.

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  7. I love this image and you've made her gorgeous Rowena!!! Wonderful colouring and stitching on your fabulous card, HuGs Kim :)

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  8. Wow Rowena! Your card is just darling! I love the image and your gorgeous coloring!

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  9. A beautiful card Rowena, I love the colours.

    Happy Birthday Quixotic Paperie!!!

    Hugs
    Penni
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  10. stunning card hun, i love the colours and the papers are gorgeous, its so perfect xxxx

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  11. Fantabulous!

    Thank you so much for being a part of the DT. You're all so wonderful, and it has been a fantastic year!!

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  12. What a fabulous dress!!!! Gorgeous card!

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  13. Gorgeous Card. The stamp fits perfectly to the baroque look of the background.
    Hugs Sandra

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  14. Gorgeous card Ro!! Just perfect colours and love all the papers and details, Hugs Judy xx

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  15. Happy Birthday Quixotic Paperie!!!

    Love your work , love that image and your colouring is amazing!!

    Peggy xx

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  16. OMG, this is just amzaing! You are such a talented lady indeed!! Love the colours, the papers, the image just everything!
    Hopping on hee
    Melly xxx

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  17. I love seeing your Marie A, great minds think alike, I just used her yesterday ;0) Beautiful card!

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  18. I love this stamp! I had to have it :) Your card is very inspirational, and I love the soft colours - perfect! xx TFS xx

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  19. So cute Ro...love your colours...here's to another fab year! bx

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  20. Oh, she is probably one of my favorite Kimmie Stamps too, I really need to get that one! I keep looking at it thinking how great she is!

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  21. This is gorgeous. I love your coloring.

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  22. How debonaire! Truly beautiful.
    Hugs
    Tanya

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  23. love the colors and the frame around the image.

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  24. Wonderful creation and a fab hop.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

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  25. Gorgeous card Rowena. The colouring detail is amazing. Love Kerry xx

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  26. Awww... I love that stamp also. I have to get me some more Kimmie stamps! Great job on your card!

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  27. Perfect in every way, Rowena!! Amazing colouring especially! Juliexx

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  28. Beautiful, your colouring is amazing.
    louise xx

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  29. Fabulous image, stunning card, thanks for sharing and hope there's many more years to come!

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  30. This card is beautful, and I love how you've used the swirls!

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  31. Gorgeous card hun. I am gonna have to get this stamp. Your colours are really stunning.
    Hugs
    Clare
    x

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  32. love the image and the colours, fab card x

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  33. Gorgeous card,love the image and colours.

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  34. What a super card - love those Kraftin' Kimmie girls.

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  35. She is stunning Ro, love the shading and the yummy colour combo. Kim

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  36. Hiya Rowena, congratulations on youre blogoversary from Quixotic, love youre fab card wow...the image is just georgous. And the colors you have been using are just fab. Thanks for sharing sweetie Hugs Terry xxx

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  37. This is beautiful Rowena!! Just love your coloring and design!! Great color combo!!
    hugs,
    Chris

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  38. Absolutely beautiful hun! Love the vintage look to your card and your coloring is gorgeous! It was fantastic being a part of your DT's hop! :)
    Hugs~ Kim

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  39. Another beautiful card - I'm really enjoying this blog hop!

    Helen x

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  40. Cute cards thanks for sharing.Love the colours you`ve used too. hugs Dorte

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  41. I was just looking at those swirl punches & here you give an example of how to use them - brilliant. This is so effective even if you describe it as simple (!!) - a joy to behold.
    Paula (PEP)
    http://pepcraftchallexp.blogspot.com/

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  42. fab card...the colours are great that you have chosen and I love the shading around the image..very effective.

    Fi
    x

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  43. oh to have a dress like that! and in those colors too! just beautiful!

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  44. Gorgeous WOW your coloring looks amazing!

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  45. She is one of my all time favorite stamps! Love her!

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  46. this is a beautiful card huni xx

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  47. Oo-la-la Very Pretty Rowena!! Lovely image--I see why you like it--Gorgeous Hun!! I really like how you distressed the edges of the image:)
    happy Birthday Quixotic Paperie
    Blessings of thanks

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  48. Rowena, the way you used your swirl punch just adds the right touch. Thanks for the opportunity for some great blog candy.

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  49. OH you have made her look like SUCH a princess!! Gorgeous!
    Hugs!
    Eulanda

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  50. this is one of my favorite stamps as well! love the colors you chose for the dress.

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  51. What a cute card !! Love from Holland , Christa.

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  52. Gorgeous card and such a lovely image. Colouring fantastic and pretty layout.
    Marion

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  53. The papers you chose are divine! I love KK stamps. Thanks for a fun stop on the hop!

    <3 Jenn

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  54. Hello Rowena,

    you made such a cute card!! Wow! The Colors and papers you used are so lovely!

    Have a nice week!
    Greetings from Germany
    Katrin

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  55. Totally fabulous! Love your coloring, 'bellies and that image is great!

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  56. Very pretty! Love the colors!

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  57. She sure is fancy... I just love the card

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  58. wow, love the layout and your luscious colouring of that fab image!
    Hugs
    Annika

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  59. Isn't she beautiful! I love the way you've shaded her skirts, they are so lush!

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  60. I love Marie Antoinette! You have coloured her beautifully and I really like the gorgeous papers and swirls! Hugs Delphine xx

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  61. This is lovely Rowena. Love the colour combo.

    Kat x

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  62. Wow - great coloring job. And I love the flourish with the pearls. Too cute.
    DianeL
    loyaz1@wbhsi.net

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