Friday, October 29

Claudia & Company Preview...

OK, I had posted the pictures with the rest of my post, scheduled for today and somehow they had disappeared tut tut tut blogger!!!

Let me try again...We thought we would show a few sneak peeks of the upcoming Claudia & Company winter release...

 Here's the adorable puddle jumper ~ Winter Ella,


I wish the pictures would show just how sparkly everything is, I have sprayed the patterned papers with glimmer mist, applied a very generous amount of stickles to the tree and ground! Ella comes with the fab sentiment and the cutest little penguin!!!


Next is Party time Piper,


I love her pretty party dress and coloured to co-ordinate with the papers!
A bit of gold and red polka dots, she also has a gift and sentiment!


Now I hope you get time to have a look at the other stunning creations from the rest of the team,

BiG HuGs, Kim :)

SCACD New Artist Release Blog hop

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 Aud

Here is my make and I have used Pearl Princess


My picture is sooo dark and I hope you can see mermaid pearl princess... I have stamped, then coloured her in copics and blended distress inks over entire label. Covered with a generous amount of rock candy clear crackle paint (which has lost some of my colouring detail) and inked all the cracks to really bring them out!


Supplies: Patterned Paper: Crate paper: Restoration;
Stamps: Carmen Medlin ~ pearl princess; whimsy stamps: sentiments;
Ink: Memento: black; copics makers(as pictured); Ranger: distress inks;
Dies: Spellbinders: labels; Sizzix: bookplate;
Other: Prima: lace; Viva Decor: pearl pen; rock candy; BG: brads; 3D foam;

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.

WIN, WIN, WIN!

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 Chris Olsen

Happy hopping! BiG HuGs Kim :)

Monday, October 25

SSS & Show... Something SPOoooOKY!!!

It's Monday and this week
Simon Says Stamp and Show...

Something SPOOKY

I decided to make a coffin shaped treat box from gorgeous Graphic 45 HALLOWEEN IN WONDERLAND  papers. Decorated the top with a small skeleton.


My spooky tag was created by inking some glossy card with distress inks, heat embossing the forgotten garden image from Tim Holtz URBAN TAPESTRY stamps. Then I sanded the background to distress it.


Using the spider from Wendy Vecchi BOTANICAL ART stamp as the starting point for the web, which I hand drew with WHITE INKSSENTIAL PEN. I then blended rusty hinge distress ink all over the tag to give a spooky glow and finished with red adhesive gem.

  
I hope it inspires and do check out the rest of the teams spookay creations!


Thanks for stopping by have a wonderfully creative day
BiG HuGs Kim :)

Monday, October 18

Simon Says Stamp & Show ~ but NOT a card!

It's Monday and this week
Simon Says Stamp and Show your...


Anything But Not A Card!!


So, I have been playing and learning exciting things to do with my ranger meltpot... I wanted to try the fun technique from the ranger website showing altered grungeboard with Adirondack paint and perfect pearls! I have applied this to the mini pocket notebook,

I have embellished the front with a beeswax shape created using a push mould. I've made a matchbox to house the note book and decorated with ribbon, a tattered florals flower which I have encased each layer in clear UTEE my first, using my meltpot.


The sentiment is a Wendy Vecchi and I added a grungeboard swirl coloured with distress ink.

I hope you are inspired and check out the rest of the teams stunning metal creations!

Thanks for stopping by have a wonderfully creative day BiG HuGs Kim :)

BasicGrey Challenges: Challenge 31 ~ Autumn/Harvest Time

So, I'm very late posting my BasicGrey team make,
my computer is banjaxed, the other day my darling 2 yr old, Maoleidigh, decided to tip a huge glass of water over my keyboard with lots of "shocked" shouty noises (you know those non swear words) and after a frantic contorted hairdryer action...  all the very important keys still don't type... seriously couldn't even type my name, sign onto blogger. anything!

I'm on my Fiance's laptop now, managed to track down a new keyboard to replace mine and fingers crossed that's all the damage done, not sure I can fix all the other bits and bobs... so I still have to try and edit my photos on my broken computer because OH doesn't have anything cool like that on his and then transfer them through this one. Phew exhausted!!!

The Theme this week over at Basic Grey Challenges is


I have stamped the laves and heat embossed with clear powder, inked  with distress inks to create a resist.
The leaves are die cut, as is the label for the sentiment, a couple of basic grey buttons and twine!
 
If you get the chance why not stop by the rest of the teams fabulous autumnal creations :)

 Chris

Thanks so much for stopping by hope you have a creative day
BiG HuGs Kim :)

Wednesday, October 13

Quixotic & SCACD Winter Window Spotlight Blog Hop!!!

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

If you have landed here from Rowena Barnard then you are definitely hopping in the right direction. If not then hop over to Elaine's blog to begin.

We have an extra special blog hop for you today. The Quixotic Paperie DT plus our very special guest the talented Kim Gruetzmacher (from Crafts By Kim and member of the Susana's Custom Art and Card Design Design 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.

For my Quixotic Paperie Elisabeth Bell SCACD Winter Window

I have stamped then coloured using copic markers, I've fussy cut out and applied viva decor pearl onto the snow mounds atop the window and shutters. For the icicles I have squeezed on a little of viva decor glitter pen (hope you can see it in one of the pics). The shutters I have folded out from the main window.

I have based my card on Mercy's fabulous Tuesday sketch challenge #95 although I have turned it on it's end... a little creative license tee hee!


Supplies: Patterned Paper: Cosmo cricket:  mitten weather; Kraft cardstock;
Ink: Memento: black; copics makers(as pictured);
Dies: Spellbinders: scallop borders; Sizzix: flower;
Other: natural twine; Viva Decor: glitter liner; pearl pen; buttons; 3D foam;

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 port of call is wonderful talented Jacqui Dennis Thanks so much for hopping 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!

and if you get a little distracted along the way here's the blog hop order...



Have lots of fun and a wonderfully creative day,
BiG HuGs Kim :)

Monday, October 11

Simon Says Stamp & Show your.... METAL!

It's Monday and this week
Simon Says Stamp and Show your...

METAL!


A few things inspired my piece, I have some metal vintage clock work bits which reminded me of mechanics, Tim Burton's film nine and the whole steampunk genre.


So I have tried to create faux metal with scraps, yes all the grungepaper scraps from die cutting... pieces form Caged bird die has some fabulous negative shapes, as does the elegant flourishes and there's a piece from the centre of heart wings. I took a picture to show that they were indeed scraps LOL!!! 


I HAD to use some of Wendy's Art Parts... the back panel I have adhered a scrap of diet coke can...I had my OH bring me an empty from work usually I don't drink fizzy drinks (unless it's the type in bottles LOL!) The front frame I have inked with distress inks, it takes the colour soooo well yum!


I then placed, planned and layered each piece before inking with Distress inks (I was going for a copper colour but think it's a bit more rusty then I first envisaged!!!) attached a few mini fastener's they're just perfect for this and sanded all the edges to give an aged metal look.


 After adhering each piece with faux rivets and holes I brushed on a little gold and copper perfect pearls Not that you can see it in any of the pictures... Then, I attached a metal corner and D ring for hanging!!!


I hope you are inspired and check out the rest of the teams stunning metal creations!

Thanks for stopping by have a wonderfully creative day BiG HuGs Kim :)

Friday, October 8

Claudia & Company October Challenge


Welcome to Claudia and Company Challenge #5 and this month we have
a little Recipe: The Color ORANGE, BUTTONS and RIBBON...
 I opted for the adorable Cowboy McCoy and I wanted to try a watercolour effect using my copics,
not sure if it works, but certainly fun trying :)
I have stamped onto watercolour paper and coloured in copics. The edges have been distressed and I've tinted with a little distress ink too! Now, for the zigzag I have peirced the paper using the WRMK sew easy embosser thingy although it came out quite thin on this thick paper I still managed to hand stitch with some orange thread.

 Supplies: Patterned Paper: WRMK textured cardstock; watercolor paper;
Stamps: C&Co puddle jumper: Cowboy McCoy;
Ink: Memento: black; Copic: markers(as pictured);
Ranger: distress inks: antique linen;
Other: WRMK sew easy; orange embroidery thread; BG: buttons; wooden button; natural webbing ribbon; 3D foam;

Hope you have fun looking at the ladies wonderful creations too
Lori
Tori
Krista
Kim <~you're here ;)

Tracy
Kadie
Risa

Sandra
Sheri
Jessica Diedrich - Our wonderful October Guest Designer
Claudia


With October being Breast cancer awareness month, the wonderful generous Claudia has offered to donate (to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure foundation) $1.00 for every single Claudia and Company rubber stamp sold through Die Cuts R Us during the month of October; and $2.00 for every set sold.


Thanks so much for stopping by, hope you have a wonderful weekend,
BiG HuGs Kim :)

Tuesday, October 5

Simon Says Stamp & Show us your Numbers!!!

This week over at Simon Says Stamp and Show our theme to inspire is... NUMBERS!

And we have a wonderful prize... of a $25 gift voucher..... donated by our wonderful site sponsor Simon Says Stamp
Please forgive my extreme lateness in posting my make I have been unwell all weekend and with the little ones on tow I'm sooooo slow at managing anything routinely!!!
After pondering what I could do to incorporate numbers I started to see them in numerous stamps and items! Lots of Wendy's Vecchi Stamps include numbers... like her Dimensional Rose art which is the background under the clear embossed leaves.
Nature's art sentiment says the number one by one which has been stamped onto a ticket which also has numbers LOL! Even the wonderful butterfly from Botanical art has numbers in its pattern.
Then to include even more numbers I covered grungepaper with Tim Holtz tissue tape and stamped flowers from live and make art in coffee archival ink before cutting and inking with distress ink. Then finished off with a bingo game piece <~ more numbers)

I hope you are inspired and check out the rest of the teams stunning creations!
THE director... Linda Elbourne ~ http://www.acraftingjourney.blogspot.com/
Dan ~ http://dan99.blogspot.com/
Katie Davis ~ http://chantillyrosecrafts.blogspot.com/
Kim Costello ~ You're already here
Linda Coughlin ~ http://thefunkiejunkie.blogspot.com/
Lori Hassler ~ http://www.ibeenthinkinboutinkin.blogspot.com/
Lynne Forsythe ~ http://lynneforsythe.blogspot.com/
Nancy Crissinger ~ http://whatsnextnancy.blogspot.com/
Nancy Wethington ~ http://art-from-the-heart.typepad.com/
Terry Wietsma-Girbes ~ http://www.cardscreativity.blogspot.com/

Thanks for stopping by BiG HuGs Kim :)

Saturday, October 2

Celebrate World Card Making Day...

 with a Festival of Favourites! 

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! 

One of my favourite Quixotic Paperie make's would be:

There's more details about the project here,
Supplies: Patterned Paper: the girls' paperie ~ paper girl
Stamps: whimsy stamps ~ moonlit ride and accessories
Ink: Memento: black; Ranger ~ distress inks;
Dies: Spellbinders circles; tags;
Other: Viva Decor: holo iridescent glitter liner; 4mm flat back mixed pearls; hemp twine; 3D foam;

My favourite Quixotic Paperie Products:

Would have to be any of the Kraftin Kimmie Stamps: Moonlight Whispers...

 LOVE them, they're quirky and fun to colour...

Also adore the Viva Decor products too...

My favourite tips:

You have to try everything!!!
There's really no mistakes ~ only happy accidents :)

There are more favourites to see at the following wonderful blogs!


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!

HAPPY WORLD CARD MAKING DAY!!! BiG HuGs Kim :)

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