Friday 29 October 2010

SCACD Blog Hop

Good Morning Everyone!! Wishing you A BIG Welcome to the release day of stamps from the NEW artist over at Susana's Custom Art and Card Design!

Carmen Medlin - The Reflections Release

We Quixotic Paperie girls are sooo excited to be joining in with SCACD to celebrate this wonderful new artist that has joined the SCACD talented group of stamp designers! Of course you will be able to get your hands on these gorgeous new stamps from Quixotic Paperie!

So for the blog hopping fun you need to start over at Suzanne's blog Scrap Bitz. If you are hopping away already then you should have arrived at my blog from DANNI'S BLOG

Here is my make and I have used the fab new image called First Signs of Fall.

I've also used the gorgeous Basic Grey Jovial papers. All the layers are stitched. The snowflake is a MS punch and the ribbon is from my stash:) Here's another view:

So as you might have guessed if you are in the UK/EU you can get these lovely new stamps from Quixotic Paperie. If you are in the USA then pop along to Susana's Custom Art and Card Design and for those of you in Canada you can get yours from Art Du Scrapbooking.


We have some extra hopping fun for you! Susana and Elaine have been ever so lovely and are offering a 20% off voucher (not including p&p) from their respective shops SCACD and Quixotic Paperie to a randomly picked commenter and so is Susana's friend Denise at Storage Units, Ink And More. There are FIVE vouchers up for grabs (one from QP, three from SCACD and one from SU Ink & More) so don't forget to leave a comment on all of the blogs in the hop!

Your next Hop Stop is JANIEL

Have fun Happy hopping-can't wait to hop round myself!


Wednesday 13 October 2010

Quixotic Paperie Spotlight Hop-Elisabeth Bell

Morning everyone! Thanks for stopping by, another fun hop for you today:)

Welcome to the Quixotic Paperie Elisabeth Bell SCACD Winter Window Spotlight Blog hop.

If you have landed here from JUDY then you are hoping in the right direction. If not then hop over to Elaine's blog Quixotic Cards to begin.

We have an extra special blog hop for you today. The Quixotic Paperie DT plus our very special guest the talented KimGruetzmacher (from Crafts By Kim and member of the Susana's Custom Art and Card DesignDesign Team) have all been playing with the lovely new Elisabeth Bell SCACD Winter Window Stamp to give you lots of ideas for your Winter makes.

But the reason why this is an extra special blog hop is that it is an introduction to our new once a month Quixotic Paperie Challenge which this month is:

Christmas Is Coming

Make a Christmas card and/or gift and join in the challenge see Quixotic Inspirations for all the details.

Inside View:

For my Quixotic Paperie Elisabeth Bell SCACD Winter Window make:

I had such fun with this image, it's such a classic Elisabeth Bell design don't you think? I coloured her in with my copics, and for all the snow I used my super favourite glitter pen by Viva Decor in Holo. Before I got these pens I was all, how can they be better than other ones-especially since I have every Stickles colour but these Viva Decor's are far superior! For one, they actually dry how you apply them-with dimension!! Also, when you use them with digital images they don't smear the ink! I also used the yummy new Cosmo Cricket papers in Mitten Weather-love em! The poinsettas I made using a Marriane D die, and then popped some Viva Decor Ruby Red glitter on some of the edges.

For UK/ EU customers this beautiful stamp is available at Quixotic Paperie. If you're in the US/Canada you can buy it direct from Susana's Custom Art and Card Design.

You next stop on the hop is KIM-PaperBabe

Thanks very much for hoping by and enjoy the rest of the inspiration. Don't forget to join in on our new challenge...there is a fabulous prize up for grabs!

P.S. This card will be available for purchase in my Etsy Shop.

Saturday 2 October 2010

World Card Making Day!

Happy World Card Making Day! I actually can't believe it is that time again!!!

Celebrate World Card Making Day with a Festival of Favourites with the Quixotic Paperie Design Team!

The Quixotic Paperie DT thought it would be fun to mark this year's World Card Making Day with a mini blog hop looking at our favourite Quixotic Paperie DT projects, products from the shop and card making tips, so grab a cuppa and join us!

We would love to hear about your favourite projects, products from Quixotic Paperie or your favourite tips so feel free to share!

My favourite Quixotic Paperie make from this year has been this carousel I made much earlier in the year! The carousel showcases the fabulous Whimsy Spring Stepping horse. The Whimsy horses that are all stocked at Quixotic Paperie here have definitely been right up there with my fave releases this year!

Materials: Spring Stepping, vintage book pages, Shimmerz Spritz and Paints, and a bit of Perfect Pearls.

Here's some My Favourites!!!

My favourite Quixotic Paperie Products:

Stamps: Soooo hard to pick but all the Moonlight Whispers by Kraftin Kimmie have been so fab this year!

Paper: The New Memory Box range-right now I'm loving this BlackBird paper pack-perfect for Halloween makes!

My other favourites have most definetly been the gorgeous Lace and Ribbons Elaine always has in stock, I'm forever stocking up on lace and tulle! ooo and of course the new Viva Decor Glitters, Liners and Pearl Pens-totally replaced my Stickles these have-love em so much!!!

My favourite Tips:

My fave tip is to colour your images last-after the main part of your card is made so you know exactly what colours you're going to use! I always make my cards up in this order!

If you hop along to the following wonderful blogs, there's lots more to see and favourites being shared- hope you enjoy the hop!

Rowena - Crafty Pagan (You Are Here!)

Enjoy the hop and don't forget to share your favourites on your blog (link back to us so that we can see them) or in the comments as you hop around!

Have a wonderful day and hope you get some card making in!!!

Monday 20 September 2010

Paper Make-up Blog Hop

Morning everyone! Hope your week's getting off to a good start! QP and Paper Makeup Stampshave decided to join forces for a fun little hop today-which I always love doing, and I've had so much fun with my make too:) Did you know that Quixotic Paperie is the only online UK stockist of Paper Makeup?

A full list of the participants is at the end of this post!

For my make today I decided to use the new Dandy Wishes stamp set, definitely my favourite!! You get soooo many stamps in the set and they're all such good sizes! So I've made an altered kraft cahier, and a mini notecard set. The cahier has been embossed which always makes it look extra special doesn't it?!

Notecard Set:
Notecard Designs:
I'm going to enter this at the Secret Crafter challenge: Anything Goes and Paperplay: Autumn Colours

If you’re in the US/Canada, you can buy Dandy Wishes and all the other gorgeous stamps direct from Paper Makeup Stamps! If you’re in the UK you can find the range at Quixotic Paperie!

Here's a full list of the Blog Participants so you can hop through at your leisure:)


- Elaine Hughes - Rowena BarnardKim CostelloCarole Middlehurst
Judy LaingEmma Lockley - Kim Dellow

- Katie CottonChristi Thorsen - Tangii Crain - Lisa Kind - Randee Elsing - Shaela Odd -
Tina Hale - Andrea Vernagus - Anita Hovey - Bonnie Sharp - Danni Bindel - Dawn Barrett - -
- Ginger Schwerin
- Lisa McKinney - Maria Gurnsey - Michelle Van Patten - Simonne Clay - Stephanie Zito -

Have fun Hopping!!! Thanks for stopping by and for any comments you might leave-I truly appreciate it! See you soon!

Friday 17 September 2010

Autumn Notebooks

Evening/Morning guys!! Wanted to pop by and show a relatively new make:)

When I got some yummy new Basic Grey papers from Elaine-the Pyrus pack to be exact, I had to make some more altered notebooks for My Etsy Shop, and well, one for me too cos they're too cute! Look how yummy these papers are!!!!


If you fancy grabbing one for yourself or for a gift you can get it here.

Ooooo yesterday I was featured on the Storque Blog in ETSY Finds!!!!! I couldn't believe it!!! You can see my I Dare You Cupcake Toppers in the ETSY Finds featured HERE and if you've never stopped by Etsy before I hope you'll find something new and cool in the feature and maybe do a bit of Halloween or Christmas shopping and support the handmade community:)

Thanks for stopping by!! See you soon!

Saturday 11 September 2010

Quixotic Challenges-Move It Move It!

Afternoon guys!! How's your weekend going? Everything's great here:) Had to come on and show you my DT card for Quixotic Challenges-was so fun to make-you'll have to go check out the other girlies work for the challenge-it's fab! So Kim (paperbabe) set the challenge this week and she chose 'move it, move it'-basically you need to have an element on your card that has movement-such as a tag you pull (like I did), a slider card, a spinner card etc:)

Last month I bought the fabulous Fred and Ginger stamp by Kraftin Kimmie and I've been eager to ink it up!! It also comes with a sentiment stamp that says 'love bites' hehehe. For my moving feature I added a pull out tag. The tag is actually one of my Vampire Blood tags available in My Etsy Shop. All the papers I used are Basic Grey Eerie from last year.

On the image after it had been coloured (with copics) I decided it needed something else so I popped some Crackle Accents on and went to bed. When I went to finish my card off I thought the crackle accents had gone off until after a while I realised I'd put matte accents all over it! Anyway I did a rescue by putting lots of rock candy crackle on:) Phew!

Angle Shot:

If you'd like to buy this card it is available Here.

Challenges Entered:

Shabby Tea Room: Tag You're It!
Simon Says Stamp: Holiday Fun
Sir Stampalot: Distress it

If you're after some new Christmas and Halloween goodies go check out all the fab new arrivals at Quixotic Paperie here.

Right, gonna go and crack on with some more work-thanks for stopping by!! Be back soon!!

Saturday 4 September 2010

Quixotic Challenges

Hi guys! Hope you're all well! I've been super duper busy with my Etsy shop as usual and blogging seems to have been totally neglected but I'm hoping from next week I'm going to get regular posts up! Thank you to everyone who still reads and stops by!

But today, I've got my Quixotic Challenges card to show you. This week Simonne picked the theme of black, white and one colour, so I chose sepia as my extra colour.

I used a Paper Make-up sentiment stamp-they do just the best range-this one is called 'when the world says give up'. I dug out my DCWV La Creme pack and got to work! I do love that DCWV stack-definetly one of my faves! I also added some stitching around the card.

I also added some flat backed pearls . Here's the front view.

I'm going to enter this into the following challenges:

Paperplay Challenges: real stitching
SimonSaysChallenge-Pearls and Lace (black pearls, doily lace punch)

I'll be back soon:)

Saturday 21 August 2010

Halloween has come early this year...

Afternoon guys! Hope you're all well and enjoying your weekend! Just a super duper quick post but I figure a quick one is better than nothing;)

As some of you know I've been super duper busy as My Etsy Shop has now turned into a full time job-thanks to everyone who has given me their support and encouragement:)

So I wanted to pop on to show you some of the Halloween goodies I've been making!

I'll be back tomorrow to show you my belated Quixotic Challenge card:) Speaking of Quixotic Paperie have you checked out the fabulous New Arrivals? There's New Cosmo Cricket Pads, New Prima Paper Pads (0mg these are absolutely lush!), Echo Park Halloween Kit to name but a few of the goodies!

Thanks for stopping by!

Rowena xxx

Wednesday 11 August 2010

Quixotic Challenges-Alter It

Afternoon friends! Hope you're all doing good! Since it's Wednesday that means it's time for another Quixotic Challenge and this time I picked the theme and I chose Alter it! I hope you'll find some time to play along with us this week! And here's what I made..........

Back cover:
If you've been paying attention or even if you've popped to my etsy shop even once you will have noticed how much I LOVE making Alice in Wonderland themed goodies! I also LOVE Halloween for obvious reasons;) so imagine how I almost wet myself when I saw the new Graphic 45 Halloween in Wonderland Papers!!! Utterly fabulous!!!

Inside back cover:
Inside cover:
I've been after the perfect little notebooks to alter for my shop and this definetly it-they're just ideal. I haven't even stamped on this book-just done some stitching and other little touches here and there but the paper is so awesome I couldn't bring myself to cover it!

Make sure you head over to the Quixotic Challenge blog to check out what the others girls have been altering-they're fabulous makes!

That's it from me guys...gonna go make the dinner. Thanks for stopping by and for any comments you might leave!

P.S. Should you wish to purchase this book you can get it at my etsy shop but it won't be around for long!

Tuesday 10 August 2010

Birthday Wishes with Whimsy!

Just a real quick post today, am super busy but really wanted to show you this card that I made last week that's been waiting to be posted! This was actually a custom order for a lady in My Etsy Shop as she just loves the Whimsy Carousel horses (also available direct from Whimsy here)-who can blame her eh?!!

I used the yummy Olivia papers by Basic Grey and coloured the image, called 'Wings of Hope' with my copics. The glitter on the wings is the fabby Viva Decor glitter liner in Silver-my Stickles have become redundant now I've found this stuff!


Close up:~
I'm going to enter this over at Creative Card Crew (cute and girly), and dutch dare (anything goes).

Thanks for stopping by! See you tomorrow for the next Quixotic Challenge!

Tuesday 3 August 2010

Quixotic Challenges DT and More

Morning everyone! Hope your week is going well so far! Am a bit late this week (what's new) but I'm going to show you my Quixotic Challenges DT card! The challenge this week was set by the gorgeous and super duper talented Elaine, and she picked a beach theme. I've had this Kraftin Kimmie beach babe stamp-Florence for ooo a good month now and she really deserved an outing so here she is:

Stamps~KK Florence and sentiment by Unity stamps
Medium~ Copic sketch
Embellies~ Retro punches, Prima E-Line Crystals for flower centre, Raffia Lace, buttons
Other~ Janome sewing machine, white card, kraft from Emma's Folksy Shop

I'm going to enter this card over at Creative Inspirations who are having an open theme this week.

Have you seen all the new yumminess over at Quixotic Paperie lately? Elaine has had sooo much fabulous new stuff in stock-I'm lovin these new Memory Box Papers

Aren't they lush? Fab quality as well! Also all the new CC Designs Halloween stamps have just arrived and since this offer is on this weekend it's a perfect time to buy some new stash: 10% off Paper Makeup Stamps, The Greeting Farm and all Tim Holtzstash! Only between now (6th August 2010) and Monday morning (9th August 2010), so be quick!

Am really sorry I've been such a bad blogger-I just can't seem to keep up with it right now as My Etsy Shop has really took off-all my hard work has paid off and now I'm super busy! In fact Leo will be going to Nursery school-he's have a settling in period next week- so that I can get my work done cos right now I'm staying up till 3am to get orders completed. It's really nice having my own official business though it's lots of work-I'm probably working like 60 hrs a week right now-but it's fun, and all mine:)

Thanks for stopping by and for any comments you might leave-I really appreciate each and everyone:)

Friday 30 July 2010

Victoria Case Blog Hop with QP and SCACD

Morning everyone! Bright and early again for an exciting blog hop post!

Today sees another fab new release from SCACD Stamps! This time it's a new Victoria Case for SCACD collection, and we're being revisited by a sweet character! There are SIX adorable new Aurora images, all being released today. They are being showcased in a fantastic blog hop, in which the Quixotic Paperie DT are once again joining the fabulous SCACD DT! We hope you will join us and enjoy all the inspiration! Plus of course, do a little shopping. wink.gif

You should have hopped over here from
ALEX LUNDGREN. If not, you may want to pop over to ELAINE'S BLOG to start from the beginning!

I got to use this fab image called 'Bee Mine'-isn't she adorable! She's available at Quixotic Paperie
here (available in the US from SCACD here). I used my copics to colour her in, and added some extra stitching. The yummy papers I used are all Echo Park 'A Walk In The Park'-really fun and bright papers! I also had to get my Viva Decor out again-I used the holo iridescent glitter. All the flowers are punched with my retro punches and the swirls are ek success.

The layout is from the sketch over at Papertake Weekly.

Victoria Case for SCACD Stamps are available in the UK from Quixotic Paperie or direct fromSusana's Custom Art & Card Design in the US.

Here's a little close up:

Thank you so much for stopping by and for joining us on the hop! Your next stop on the hop is the super talented MARTI WILLS. Have fun!

Sunday 25 July 2010

Quixotic Challenge-DT Creation

Afternoon everyone! Hope you're all well and have had a lovely weekend so far-it's still quite hot here in the UK so we've been enjoying the sunshine:)

This week over at Quixotic Challenges Kim Costello (PaperBabe) picked the fab thme of 'miniatures' so you could make teeny note cards, alter a small box, maybe decorate a matchbox....lots of possibilities! I decided to make some tags:) I have just been loving the new Whimsy Stamps Release and I used the Whimsy Birthday Letter Seals-aren't they awesome! If you're in the UK/Europe you can get all your Whimsy from Quixotic Paperie or if you're in the USA order directly from Whimsy.

I'm going to enter them at Creative Inspirations-anything goes.

I'll be back probably tomorrow with another Whimsy creation to share! Thanks for stopping by!

Friday 23 July 2010

Viva Blog Hop with Quixotic Paperie and SCACD

Good morning everyone!!! Fun post for you today-fab way to start a Friday! As you probably know there's been a recent new addition to Quixotic Paperie which is the Viva Decor product line. We have all fallen in love, and so, we're having a little blog hop to celebrate!

Joining the Quixotic Paperie Design Team on this hop we have the fantastic
Susana's Custom Art & Card Design Design Team! Susana is a good friend of Elaine's and SCACD has become like an international sister store to Quixotic Paperie! We're collaborating on some crafty adventures, and this is hopefully the first of many!

We hope you will join us on this hop and be inspired in ways to use the Viva Decor product range! You will also have the chance to win some fabulous candy - both Elaine and Susana will be giving away a pack of the most popular Viva Decor Pens (Ice White Pearl Pen, Holographic Glitter Liner and the Clear Gloss Gel Pen).

All you will have to do to win is answer a question at each store blog - 1 entry at each STORE blog per person please! Both blog candy draws will close on 31st July 2010.

In the UK/Europe you can find
Viva Decor products at Quixotic Paperie. If you're in the US/Canada then Susana carries the Viva Decor range at Susana's Custom Art & Card Design.

Right then lets get going!

You should have hopped over here from
The SCACD Store Blog. If not, you might want to pop over to the Quixotic Paperie Store Blog and start from the beginning!

I decided for my make to have a play with the fab new Kraftin Kimmie stamp Arianna. Isn't she fab! I coloured her in with my copics and then applied the Viva Decor pens on top. I used the Viva Decor Glitter Liner in Ruby and Glitter Liner in Gold on her hair. I added some Viva Decor Glitter Liner in Silver to her fins and around the Tim Holtz ticket-love these! You can also buy the glitter liners from Susana Custom Art and Card Design here. After I coloured her and added all the glitter I realised I'd kinda coloured her to make her look like Ariel in the Little Mermaid:) The thing I love about these Viva Decor pens is that you can really add dimension with them-every other product I've used always dries flat but this just keeps its shape! Fab! The papers I used are all from the newly released Olivia Paper pad by Basic Grey.

For the layout I used the fab sketch over at Simon Says Stamp. Here's a little close-up:~

You can also find the stamp I used today at Susana's Custom Art & Card Design with all the other yummy Kraftin Kimmie stamps here.

Well that's it from me!

Your next stop on the hop is the fabulous Lori.
Have fun!!! Thanks so much for stopping by and for any comments you might leave!

Monday 19 July 2010

Whimsy Blog Hop

Afternoon everyone! Got a lovely start to the week this week with a Whimsy Blog Hopshowcasing the gorgeous new rubbah release!
If you've just come over from Marley's Blog then you're on the right track. If not then start at the beginning at Chris's Blog.

Ok onto the fun! There's going to be an awesome candy prize at the end of the hop so make sure you comment on everyones post to be in with a chance of winning! Ooo and the hop ends Monday July 26th Noon EST so you have lots of time to complete it!

Today I'm showcasing one of Crissy's gorgeous new stamp designs for Whimsy called Maya and Marissa-aren't they adorable! Just such sweeties! I really had fun colouring these girlies in and decided to go all bright and use my unopened Cosmo cricket DeLovely paper pad-I LOVE it! The fun colours go perfectly with this image don't you think? I coloured them in with my copics. The sentiment is from one of Ann's fab new sentiment collections called Fancy Friendship Tags which have just been released today also! If you live in the UK and Europe you can also get your Whimsy Fix from Elaine at Quixotic Paperie:)

The sketch I've followed is from the fab sketch over at Sketch Saturday this week. Am also entering this card over at: allsorts (summer days theme), Secret Crafter (summer hols)

Well that's it from me, not going to waffle too much today-don't forget to leave a comment before you hop to the next stop! And your next stop is Crissy's Blog. Her work is always jaw droppingly amazing so I can't wait to go and see myself! Have fun and thanks for stopping by today!

P.S. If you'd like to purchase my card it'll be up in My Etsy Shop:)