Wednesday, 30 June 2010

Quixotic Challenges DT Card-Judy's Sketch and I Heart Bunting

Afternoon everyone! Hope you're all well and enjoying the gorgeous weather we're having at the moment! We've had a 2 week break over at Quixotic Challenges while we sorted out the new challenge rules etc so do make yourself familiar with them, I wouldn't want you to miss out on the fabulous prizes on offer! So this week Judy has provided us with a fab sketch-was so fun to use-I'll definetly use it again!

A while ago I bought this Mo Manning stamp 'Jack and Ginger' from Elaine and haven't had chance to get it inked up yet! Whilst I do love digi given the choice I would always go for rubbah so am loving the new Mo Manning stamps which have come out by Stamping Bella which you can grab here. The papers I've used are October Afternoon Thrift Shop, and the flower was made using some spellbinders dies. By the way if you've not checked out all the new arrivals at Quixotic Paperie I would suggest you get yourself over there pronto-tons of goodies have arrived from the new BG Oliver and Olivia papers to Grungepaper-there's lots!

I'm going to enter this card over at Papertake Weekly who want to see stitches. For anyone that's interested I'll be listing this card in My Etsy Shop shortly! Here's a close up piccie:

I also have a bit of news to tell ya. Recently I was contacted by theDotComGiftShop letting me know they'd included me in their 50 Superb Craft Blogs List and after a couple of emails they asked if I'd like to review a product of theirs-which I jumped at! Well guess what they sent me?! Bunting!!! Now I am mad on bunting-if such a thing as a bunting coinesseur exists I am probably one of em as I've purchased quite a few different bunting sets and am always hunting different ones out! Take a looky at the fab set they sent:

Isn't it fab! You can purchase this bunting set here, I honestly couldn't believe they were only £19.95-the pennants are such a good size and the length is massive-the set fits round half of Leo's bedroom! He's absolutely thrilled with them! If you're on the look out for some bunting then I would definetly recommend this set-such superb value for money! Thanks so much to the DotComGiftShip for sending them to me!

Thanks for stopping by and for any comments you might leave-love hearing from you!

Sunday, 27 June 2010

Alice in Wonderland Goodies

Afternoon everyone! Hope you've had a fab weekend! It's been absolutely roasting here! This weekend my dad and step mum are visiting so we've been really busy-yesterday we went to the beach and last night we had a lovely meal! I got really sunburnt though yesterday! Today there's been a craft fair in town so we had a good look round and Leo's been playing in and out of the sprinklers this afternoon! All good fun:)

Since I haven't posted much recently I thought I would show you what I have been up to!I've been super busy with My Etsy and Folksy shop and have been having fun making lots of new designs and goodies. Here a few of em!

Here's a Bridal Shower Invitation-there's the invite text inside as well

Fun Eat Me Cupcake Toppers:

There's lots more stuff I've been doing but these are some of my faves! Thanks for stopping by and any comments you might leave-love hearing from you! Sorry I've been such a rubbish blogger recently! Keep your eyes peeled though for random candies:) Enjoy your evening!

Friday, 25 June 2010

SCACD Blog Hop Release

Good Morning! And what a gorgeous day it is! Time has just flown by this month-been so busy! But today I'm back with a fabulous new release to show you!

We have all been dying to show you the gorgeous new collection by Elisabeth Bell for SCACD Stamps - Sampler Edition #5, and we know you've been just as eager to see them!

There is a fabulous line up for you today, with the SCACD Design Team, the Quixotic Paperie Design Team and our very special guest -
Susanna Boyd of CardoftheWeek and Papercraft Planet! Lots of lovely inspiration!

The new collection is now available over at
Susana's Custom Art & Card Designin the Elisabeth Bell section! And for those of you in the UK/Europe, the collection is also available at Quixotic Paperie, in stock and ready to go! How can you resist!

You should have hopped over here from Marti Wills -

If you're only just joining us, you may want to start at the beginning over on
Suzanne Dean's Blog, as you definitely don't want to miss any of the gorgeous creations! If you get lost at any point, or just want a recap on all the info, pop on over to the SCACD Store Blog!

And here's my creation:

I was so excited when I got sent this adorable image called Wish Upon A Star! How cute! So fun to colour too! I used my copics to colour her in. All the papers are DCWV Nana's Nursery, and I used a couple of punches to make the flowers and swirls! The layout is courtesy of the fab sketch at Card Patterns. Wouldn't she perfect on a wall hanging/door hanger in a little girls bedroom?!

Well Thank's so much for joining us on the hop and stopping by my blog! I can't wait to see what everyone else has created! Your next stop is
Dianne Prewitt -

Have Fun!

Wednesday, 9 June 2010

Quixotic Challenges DT Card-Fold it!

Hi guys! Hope your week has been going well! Sorry for not being around the past week! Anyways, today is a new challenge over at Quixotic Challenges-we had a new rule change last week so if you haven't checked that out then make sure you have a little look. It was my turn to pick the challenge this week and I chose Fold It-either make something which has more than 1 fold or decorate alter something that has more than one fold! I decided to make a gatefold card-haven't made one for like forever so was quite fun, and it gave me another chance to use my new Martha Stewart scoring board!

Last week I treated myself to some of the gorgeous new papers Elaine has stock by Girl's paperie-aren't they fab! They're summery, and shabby chic-love em! I also had to snag myself one of the new Cosmo Cricket De-Lovely paper pad too:) If you haven't checked out the new stock at Quixotic Paperie then have a looky here-there's tons of goodies and you get 10% off right now to celebrate the shops 1st birthday by entering the code HAPPYANNIVERSARYQP at checkout!

I also used one of my fave Belles and Whistles images which you can grab here-she's been coloured with copics:)

I'm going to enter this card at the following challenges:

Charisma (flowers)
Cupcake Crafts (dazzle us-bling)
A Spoonful of Sugar (floral delight)

Well that's about it from me-thanks for popping by and for any comments you might leave! Enjoy the rest of your week-see ya soon:)

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