Monday 20 June 2011

Blog Candy Alert!!

Hi guys! As a thank you to all my followers I think it's about time I did another Blog Candy so I've been collecting some yummy bits and bobs for you all-there's loads here! This post will stay at the top of my blog until it's finished so scroll down for new posts!

Stamps Close-up

What you can win:

1 Basic Grey Hello Luscious 6 x 6 Paper Pad
1 Pack of Kaisercraft rhinestones
1 Stickles in Waterfall
1 Wooden Mini Birdhouse to Alter
1 x Mixed Bag of Charms
1 x Pack of Prima Flowers
1 x Paper Makeup Stamp-'Look after my heart I've left it with you'
1 x Sugar Nellie Manga Stamp 'Cheerleader'
1 x Wags and Whiskers rubber Stamp 'Gemma and Bella's Spring Fun'
1 x Whimsy Stamp 'Skunk'
1 x The Greeting Farm 'Flutter Anya'
1 x The Greeting Farm 'Ruby'
1 x Sugar Nellie Simply Adorable 'Joy'
1 x Gorjuss Stamp 'I Found My Family in a Book'
1 x Sweet November Stamp 'Darby and Skip'
1 x Prima Background Stamp with rhinestones (flora)


How To Win: This Candy will remain open until June 20th 12am GMT. All you have to do to enter is leave a Comment and add my Candy Pic to your Sidebar with a Link-if you want to follow me you can but it's not a requirement-just spread the word! I will enter a winner at random after that date and they'll have 3 days to contact me or another winner will be re-drawn.

I will post International so everyone can enter!! Good Luck! Rowena aka Craftypagan

Thursday 9 June 2011

SCACD Spotlight-Something A Bit Steampunk

Morning all! Fun post again for you today because as part of the Quixotic Paperie 2nd Anniversary celebrations this month, we are throwing the spotlight on some of the fantastic stamp companies in stock.

First in the spotlight are SCACD Stamps! I absolutely love the SCACD range-the different artists means there's something for everyone!

SCACD Stamps is run by the lovely Susana of Susana's Custom Art & Card Design in the US. TheSCACD Stamps range is available in the UK exclusively at Quixotic Paperie.

There are three fab artists in the current range from SCACD Stamps - Carmen Medlin, Elisabeth Bell and Victoria Case, each with a different style.

As part of the celebrations and the spotlight today, we have a PRIZE GIVEAWAY! Pop on over to the Quixotic Inspirations blog to get all the details and enter the draw to win some fantastic SCACD Stamps and more!

ALSO - until midnight on Sunday 12th June you can enjoy 10% off the SCACD Stamps range (does not stack with existing offers).

Now, on to the inspiration! Some of the Quixotic Paperie Design Team have SCACD creations to show you today, and we also have some special guests from the SCACD Stamps Design Team!

This isn't a hop - feel free to dip in and out of the list of designers in whichever order you fancy!

So as part of all this I decided to have a play with Carmen Medlin's image 'Naturally Styled'. This image was actually part of the new release and after seeing the image on the hop (original post here) I bought it immediately-with a few others!!

I decided to go all Steampunk and used the absolutely gorgeous Graphic 45 papers Steampunk Debutante.
I used the fab Make it Crafty Chipboard Gears Galore which I inked and rubbed perfect pearls bronze onto. Here's a close-up:

The lovely crochet ribbon in bronze is available from Quixotic here. Here's an image close up-image is coloured with copics.

I'm going to enter this into a few challenges:

I used the sketch over at Sketch and Stash-the stamp is new! I'm also entering over at A La Card Monkey who's theme is vintage. And Craft Your Passion-anything goes challenge, Crafts and Me-Stamp Something challenge, Anita B-Layer it On, Oldie But a Goodie-Layer it On.

This card will be for sale in My Etsy Shop shortly.

Thank you so much for joining us, we hope you enjoyed checking out SCACD Stamps with us today! I'm off to see the other girl's makes! See you again soon and thank you for any comments you might leave! Ro xx

Don't forget to Enter my Blog Candy Here. xx

Tuesday 7 June 2011

Alice in Wonderland Stationery Set

Don't forget to enter my Huge Blog Candy!

As part of the month long celebrations forQuixotic Paperie's 2nd Birthday all the Design Team ladies are making a special project-along with all sorts of other fun days! And this is mine!

For my project I just had to play some more with my Graphic 45 Halloween in Wonderlandpapers-and decided to team them up with the awesome Artistic Outpost Wonderland Collage Stamps. What better combination!

I've made some notecards-a Set of 8 with envelopes using the papers and stampsbut decided they needed to have a proper 'home' so I made a box for them! There's going to be quite a few piccies so hope you've got a cuppa!

Notecard Box:
Bottom Lid with quotes:

2 of the 4 notecard designs:

last 2 of the 4 notecard designs:

All the notecards:
You can also purchase the stamps directly here at Artistic Outpost for those not in the UK or Europe.

I'm entering this into the following challenges:

Deep Ocean Blogspot-Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly-Anything Goes
Bearly Mine-Anything Goes

That's it from me-I'll be back Thursday! This Set will be available to purchase in My Etsy Shop very soon.

Thanks for stopping by and for any comments you may leave-I truly appreciate them! Rowena xxx

Wednesday 1 June 2011

Quixotic Paperie 2nd Birthday Celebrations!

Good Morning all! Hope you're all well!

Today is an exciting day! Why? It marks the 2nd Anniversary for Quixotic Paperie!

2 years ago on 1st June 2009, Elaine (Quixotic Cards) took the leap and opened an online craft store selling a small selection of crafty stash. Now, the store features stamps from favourite companies around the world, lots of pretty papers and embellishments and other papercrafting favourites.

To celebrate this year, we have a month filled with fun! Stick with us as we show off projects featuring products from around the store, bring you tutorials and tips, and throw the spotlight on some of the awesome stamp companies in stock at Quixotic Paperie! There will be prizes along the way (and a big one at the end of the month), so you won't want to miss a thing!

To get the ball rolling, this week there is a birthday special offer at Quixotic Paperie:

1st June to 8th June 2011

10% Off Throughout The Store!

(This does not stack with existing sale offers or discount coupons, and does not include Gift Certificates.)

Plus, the Design Team are all showing off their favourite creations from their time so far with Quixotic Paperie!

Pay a visit to the rest of the team to see a round up of their favourite makes.

But first, here are a few of my personal favourites!

I Love Whimsy Stamps and Crissy's Carousel Horses are my personal faves in the range-this is card I made last year featuring 'Wings of Hope'. The gorgeous papers are Basic Grey Olivia.

When Graphic 45 arrived at Quixotic Paperie these were the first papers I bought-'Halloween in Wonderland' and I am in love with them as they combine 2 of my favourite things-Halloween and Alice in Wonderland! I don't think they're limited to Halloween makes at all-I will be showcasing these papers next week!

This was the first image I used- 'Stepsisters'- when Mo Manning's images got turned into rubbah and is one of my favourite cards I've made-it very quickly found a new home after selling in My Etsy Shop. The papers are from one of my all time favourite pads-Tim Holtz 'Vintage Shabby'

One of my most recent cards using the fabulous Christy Croll image 'Alice'. I went a bit darker with this card and got out the Graphic 45 Halloween in Wonderland papers again! This card is still available to purchase here.

Don't forget to pay a visit to the other lovely ladies in the DT (links above). See you all again soon for more fun!