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:)