Saturday, July 31

CA&F's Saturday Sketch ~ Later Sk8er Preview

Hey everyone!

As promised, I'm back for another RAD preview from The Greeting Farm! We are SO excited to bring you another preview today, a new 4x6 sheet featuring a Miss Anya AND a My Guy Ian: "Later Sk8R" This adorable and hip new set will be available for purchase beginning on Sunday, August 1st! It's been a WHILE since we did either one of these beloved characters in rubber, so the BUZZ is all about the Farm that this is one FUN set!

Today we are also teaming up, Farmers and Team Anya alike for another sample soiree! Today it's OUR turn to play along w/ Team Anya using a FABULOUS Saturday Sketch challenge by Pam!

Here's the sketch:

Be sure to head on over to Club Anya & Friends for all the details of how to play along this week, and be sure to visit ALL the DT's blogs because ONE LUCKY COMMENTER on the Club Anya and Friend's blog today will WIN THIS SET!!!

This is one awesome set, wow wait till you see...
I turned Pam's sketch on it's side to fit the cute chappy my Guy Ian, I've coloured him with copic markers (what else) which I have matched with the patterned paper. His skate board has been paper pieced, I tried to place him holding it. Male card's don't need much embellishing so I've simply added a few eyelets!

Supplies: Patterned Paper: BasicGrey: Oliver;
Stamps: The Greeting Farm: Later Sk8er (release 1st Aug);
Ink: Memento & Archival: black; Copic: markers*; 
Ranger: distress inks: frayed burlap; antique linen;
Dies: Sizzix: happy tags;
Other: WRMK: big bite: eyelets; 3D foam;

*Skin: E000, E00, 11, 13, R20, Hair: 100, C-5, C-0, Outfit: B95, 97, 99, W-3, -5, E40, 41, hat: R59, E79, shoe: E43, G94, and a little colourless blender!!!

Our awesome DT 'force' is waiting for you:

Cindy ~
Jessica ~
Kadie ~
Kim ~
Mary ~
Mercy ~
Randi ~
Tammy ~
Amy ~
Kelly ~
Kristy(Guest Dt) ~
Kim ~ You're here already tee hee
Pam ~
Traci ~

Thanks again for stopping by today and we'll see you back TOMORROW NIGHT at 7pm CST (1am UKian time) for a one hour chat on PCP, our HUGE customer Blog Hop on the TGF blog, and we cannot WAIT to celebrate TGF's second birthday with you!!!

BiG HuGs Kim :)

Friday, July 30

Victoria Case for SCACD Blog Hop

This is my second post today Please scroll down for The Greeting Farm Creeper Preview Hop, Thanks :) 

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.

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

 Well this image is adorable and very pixie like, which inspired me to try and create a vintage type postcard. I've coloured the main image with copics, drew some grass for her to stand in and then blended all over with distress inks to soften and age it! Although I have followed Laura's fabulous sketch 57 over at 2Sketches4You I may have used a little more creative license then intended, LOL! This fabby echo park paper means I can also enter into the dotty challenge over at Simon Says! The pearl swirl was made using Bazzill Jewel template and flat backed pearls.
Supplies: Patterned Paper: Echo Park: Life is Good Collection Kit;
Stamps: CC Designs: Victoria Case for SCACD: Out On The Town (available in the US from SCACD);
Ink: Memento: black; Ranger ~ distress inks; copics*;
Dies: Spellbinders rectangles; scallop border;

*Skin: E000, E00, 11, 13 & R20, eyes: G21 Hair: E31, 35, 37, 57, 79, Outfit: RV0000, 10, R22, 24, grass: G21, YG17, BG96, flower: Y35, E35, 97, B60 for shadows and a little colourless blender!!!

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

Thank you for joining us! Your next stop on the hop is Jacquie Heffner Enjoy! 

And just in case you're a little lost along the way here's the full hop list....

Elaine Hughes
Danni Bindel
Anki Bargman
Simonne Clay
Carolyn Bounds
Dianne Prewitt
Kim Dellow
Lori Aragon
Kim Gruetzmacher
Aud Nordheim
Kim Costello
Jacquie Heffner
Alex Lundgren
Rowena Barnard
Marti Wills
Suzanne Dean

Thank you so much for stopping by, BiG HuGs Kim :)

Farm Fresh Creeper's ~ Preview Hop

Hello everyone and welcome to Farm Fresh Friday! We have a special post today featuring TWO brand NEW CREEPERS on the TGF Blog! Be sure to stop by and say hello to Tuesday and Friday! These WICKED SWEET new additions will be released on Sunday, August 1st during our 2-year anniversary celebration! Can you BELIEVE TGF is turning two?!?

Before we get to today's challenge, we have a SPECIAL announcement for you! Helping ring in TGF's second birthday is Tammy Maxvill, TGF's newest FARMER! Many of are probably familiar with Tammy's work and her awesome 3D projects from back when she was a Gardener for TGF! We are happy to welcome her back and know that she's thrilled to be here, too!

We are also excited to announce, should you have missed it this past Wednesday on the CA&F Blog, that Kristy Young has joined Team Anya as our AUGUST GUEST DESIGNER! Woo hoo! HOORAY for special announcements and for parties beginning! Can you sense the magic in the air!?!

But... sadly, we are also saying goodbye to two of our Critter Crew members this week, Sandra and Sparkle! Thanks for all your efforts and be on the lookout for a DT call coming SOON!

Let's get to the challenge! The wonderful MARY GILES has put together not one, but TWO sketches for you today, combined w/ inspirational elements we'd love to see incorporated in that sketch! Your mission? Choose ONE sketch and recreate it using the INSPIRATIONAL elements drawn into the sketch as well! TWO years-TWO choices, TWO previews today! You get to choose!

Here are the sketches:

The Farmers & Team Anya are gearing up for a HUGE 2nd Anniversary week and are joining forces ALL WEEK to bring you even more fabulous samples, ideas, and prizes! In fact, FOUR DT members have "hidden" Creepers up for grabs on their blogs today, so be sure and VISIT! We'll announce the winner on the TGF Blog tomorrow!

For now, I'd like you to meet Tuesday Creeper. I used Mary's sketch B on the right today and...... 

went completely wild with her hair, ha ha ha, these creeper's just ask for that quirky fun and who wouldn't love a day with hair this fun?  I have paper pieced her dress although the fabulous yellow gingham pattern is slightly lost... her underskirts have been treated with some glimmer paint for added girly funk! And I totally LOVE her crown, I've cut out a second and coloured using sakura stardust glitter, love the finish. Her boots are proper shiny with a little glaze too!
Supplies: Patterned Paper: the girls' paperie ~ paper girl;
Stamps: The Greeting Farm: Creeper Tuesday (release 1st Aug); roll call kit;
Ink: Memento & Archival: black; Copic: markers*; Sakura: stardust; clear glaze; Shimmerz Blingz: GoldGlimmer;
Ranger: distress inks: frayed burlap; antique linen;
Dies: Spellbinders ~ Nestabilities: circles; flower creations 3; 
Other: Bazzill Jewel Template; Adhesive gems; Hemp twine; vintage button; 3D foam;

*Skin: E000, E00, 11, 13, R20, eyes: G21, Hair: B91, 93, 95, 97, 99, Outfit: Y08, E43, Boots: RV34, E47 and a little colourless blender!!!

Be sure to visit the blogs of my teammates today and the Critter Crew, too!
ALL of these wonderful talented ladies have something amazing for you:

We'll be back tomorrow for ANOTHER stellar preview that you won't want to miss! The FUN is just beginning this week at the Farm-we are celebrating BIG!

Thanks for visiting have a wonderful creative day... BiG HuGs Kim :)

Wednesday, July 28

Quixotic Challenges #34 ~ colour combo

Time for another challenge over at Quixotic Challenges and this week the wonderful Emma has a colour combo to inspire us....

Kraft, brown, Pink & Blue

I'm loving this hair colour at the moment and this is the brown of my colour combo, I have coloured the adorable otter the same shade. I love the size of this image and I attempted the out of the box technique using my rectangle nestie. Of course my viva decor product came out again tee hee, just great for any size pearl like around her tiny waist and the pearl holding the head scarf.

Supplies: Patterned Paper: Basic grey ~ Olivia;
Stamps: CC Designs: Sweet November ~ Shimmer Redkelp;
Ink: Memento: black; Ranger ~ distress inks; copics;
Dies: Spellbinders rectangles; MS: border punch;
Other: Viva Decor: glitter liner; pearl pen; Bazzill jewel template; 3D foam;

*Skin: E000, E00, 11, 13 & R20, eyes: B41, 97, lips R29, Hair & Otter: E31, 35, 37, 57, 79,  Tail: BG10, 11, 13, 32, 49, E43, Head scraf: R24, RV42, B60 for shadow and a little colourless blender!!!

I have followed the fabulous unscripted sketches #65, the otter is floating on some glittered bubbles, and tilted the rectangle a little! Thanks so much for stopping by, pop back Friday for the next day of TGF releases.

BiG HuGs Kim :)

Wild Card Wednesday & A Flirty preview...

Good morning
Over at Club Anya & Friends... we have to say a goodbye to.... Donna, our totally wonderful FABULOUS guest designer for July. Donna has totally wowed us with her projectss this month and we want to thank her for everything she has done... Thank you sweetie :)
Which means it's time to introduce our new August guest designer. Say a big HELLO to Kristy Young of Delicious Papercrafting. We are so proud to have Kristy designing with us this month. We just know she is going to knock your socks off as she has ours with all the gorgeous TGF creations she makes.

Now on to today's challenge and PREVIEW.
You may already know that each Wild Card Wednesday this month at Club Anya has been a color challenge by a different DT member...this week Traci's colour challenge is Maroon, Turquoise & Summer Sun, how fun as it happens to fall on the preview day for the new Fabulous FLIRTY ANYA! Isn't she a beauty?

I've been playing with my copics, a bit and thought I would try a more painterly stroke effect on her hair instead of the usual smooth thing I do! What do you think? bit more practice maybe LOL! So pleased these papers fall into Traci's colour challenge quite well! There is just a glittering of spica on the gorgeous flower in Anya's hair and I mimicked it with felt for the flower embellishment!

Supplies: Patterned Paper: BasicGrey: lemonade;
Stamps: The Greeting Farm: Flirty Anya (release 1st Aug); roll call kit;
Ink: Memento & Archival: black; Copic: markers*; spica glitter; Ranger: distress inks: frayed burlap;
Dies: Spellbinders ~ Nestabilities: ovals; sizzix: flower 3D;
Other: American Crafts: ribbon; felt; 3D foam;

*Skin: E000, E00, 11, 13 & R20, Hair: E31, 35, 37, 57, 79 dress: Y08, 17, E50 flower: R39, 37 ground E43, 50, B60 for shadow and a little colourless blender!!!

I realise I'm not using a sweet & sassy image but I couldn't resist this fabulous sweet stop sketch #66.
Do pop over to Club Anya & Friends to see the rest of the team...

  Thank you so much for stopping by and hope you will pop back at 1pm for my quixotic challenge card!

BiG HuGs Kim :) 

Monday, July 26

Club Anya & Friends ~ Monday Mania

It's time for Monday Mania over at Club Anya & Friend's and today's challenge is Ribbon's and Bows by our host Maire Elli Serafiia. But... before I get on to my card I want to wish my little sis a wonderful and very Happy Birthday...

Supplies: Patterned Paper: BasicGrey: cappella; WRMK: textured cardstock;
Stamps: The Greeting Farm: Spotlight kit;
Ink: Memento & Archival: black; Copic: markers*; Ranger: distress inks: frayed burlap;
MS: border punch;
Other: TH: accoutrement's; Prima: lace; wide satin ribbon; hemp twine;  3D foam;

*Skin: E40, 41, 43, outfit: W-1, -3, -5, -7, 100 and the colourless blender!!!


My card is based on the fun colour challenge ~ Play Date Cafe #39 ~ Dublin Style, My mum & dad would approve tee hee and followed with Clean & Simple Stamping ~ 100th sketch.

Thank you so much for visiting me today, the greeting farm releases will begin on Wednesday so see you back then...   HuGs Kim :)

Saturday, July 24

BasicGrey Challenges #25 ~ Stitching

Happy Saturday... which means we have a new challenge over at Basic Grey Challenges...

Stitching... real or faux. I have added quite a bit of faux stitching along the edges, sewn the button in to place and even drawn a few stitches on the veins of the leaves under the felt flower. Still loving the 3d flower, it turns out so lovely in felt!I just haven't had the opportunity to use my TH bird cage die and thought I would try cutting some canvas, I've tinted it a little with distress inks.

Supplies: Patterned Paper: BasicGrey: Blush; Basic kraft; canvas cloth;
Stamps: Inkadinkadoo: paperwork greetings;
 Ink: Ranger ~ Distress inks: Frayed burlap;
Dies: Sizzix ~ Tim Holtz: Cage bird; flower 3d; leaves and branches; MS: border punch;
Other: Adhesive stones; American craft: velvet ricrac; WRMK: lace ribbon; felt; wooden button; tracer; hemp twine; TH: edge distresser; 3D foam;

I have followed Kazan's sketch #57 this week and combined with

Thanks so much for stopping by today, Maoleidigh and Dillon are feeling a lot better although I caught the tummy bug too, luckily it only lasted for the day thanks for your well wishes... So, we tried to have an easy day and visited the pictures to see toy story 3 well... Dillon has gotten so scared and frightened of one of the toys in the movie that he was a nightmare to put to bed and even to settle the four or so times he came out of his room. God Bless him he burst into tears in the theatre, well he's asleep right now let hope his dreams are sound.
HuGs Kim :)

Friday, July 23

Viva Decor ~ Blog Hop

Good Morning, so happy you hopped by today... if you're looking for Jessica's Birthday hop click here!!!

A recent new addition to Quixotic Paperie has been 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.

**** ON TO THE HOP! ****

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

I've used as much viva decor product on my card as I possibly could without it being too heavy to stand up LOL! Of course the tail on the stunning mermaid has a glittering of Viva Decor Glitter Liner in Holo-Iridescent and I couldn't help but utilise my Bazzil template and add a swirl of glitter bubbles directly onto the acetate, so fabulously sparkly. I have stamped the bubbles and coloured with the glitter liner and embellished all the die cut decorative edges with the viva decor glitter liner too.

If that's not enough the front wave has had a smudging of viva decor pearl liner, I highlighted the tops to give a bit more shimmer. I want to say I'm actually very impressed with this product, I have used other glitter glues and liquid pearl paint and this one works exceptionally well. I have really put it to the test and it doesn't even bleed my printed digi images as with other brands I have used in the past!

Have you ever seen how fantastically copics colour onto grungepaper?... Wowee, all the cute star fish have been stamped and coloured with copics. I have them grazing on some grungeboard rocks and a few scattered viva pearls, tee hee!

links in brackets ~ (available in the US at Susana's Custom Art & Card Design)
 Supplies: Patterned Paper: Tim Holtz: Vintage Shabby; grungeboard; grungepaper; acetate;
Stamps: Kraftin Kimmie: Mermaids ~ Calliope (Calliope);
Ink: memento: black; Copic: markers*; Ranger ~ distress inks: frayed burlap;
Dies: Sizzix: TH ontheedge ~ brackets; swirl; rocks;
Other: Viva Decor: gliter liner(glitter liner); pearl pen(pearl pen); Bazzill jewel template; 3D clear foam;

*Skin: E000, E00, 11, 13 & R20, Hair: E31, 35, 37, 50, 79 eyes: B41, tail: RV0000, 10, 21, 23, 34, R59, Octopus & starfish; YR65, E08, 97, 99 and a little colourless blender!!!

You can also find the stunning stamp I used today at Susana's Custom Art & Card Design.
Your next stop on the hop is the wonderful Dianne Prewitt.



Quixotic Paperie Blog -
Kim Dellow -
Aud Nordheim -
Judy Laing -
Danni Bindel -
Jacquie Heffner -
Kim Costello -
Dianne Prewitt -
Marti Wills -
SCACD Store Blog -
Rowena Barnard -
Lori Aragon -
Kim Gruetzmacher -
Carolyn Bounds -
Simonne Clay -
Anki Bargman -
Emma Lockley -
Suzanne Dean -
Elaine Hughes -

Thanks for stopping by today, have a wonderful weekend, HuGs Kim :)

Happy Birthday Jess ~ Hop to Celebrate

Jess sweetie, wishing you the
Best most Happiest Birthday...

You should have hopped here from the fabulously wonderful Kelly, if not, the full blog hop list is on Club Anya & Friends Blog. We got together today to celebrate the birthday of a very special lady and we want to express just how much we appreciate everything she does for us... so why not leave a comment on the CA&F blog to wish Jess a very happy birthday...

Here's a card I started a while ago and only got the chance to finish last night! I was inspired to try a fabric style pattern, I've heat embossed the flowers and coloured the background with copic marker and I know Jess just loves butterflies!

We also want to let everyone know that there will be a prize given to one random commenter on the CA&F blog. A prize of Creeper Monday and Creeper Wednesday is being generously offered by Marie for this occasion. YES, Marie rocks!!! You have until Sunday night at 8:00pm CST to get your comments in and Amy will announce the winner on her Monday CA&F Monday Mania blog post...

Your next stop on the birthday hop is the talented Amy.

Thanks for hopping by today, have a wonderful weekend, Hugs Kim :) 

Wednesday, July 21

Quixotic Challenge #33 ~ Miniatures

This is my second post today, you can scroll down to see my Club Anya Card Thanks!

Now, for today's weekly challenge over at quixotic challenges blog...

It's my turn to set the challenge this week and I opted for "Miniatures... "
small cards or notecards no bigger then three inches.

These were so much fun.. lovely things come in small packages tee hee!
I have paper pieced each horse with the same patterned paper as the matt layer!

I've used copics to add shadows and tone. Then had to embellish with a little viva decor glitter liner...

All the edges have been inked and a knot of hemp twine to hold the sentiment tags. I've also added a flat back gem to the shooting star image!

The finished cards are three inches square and would be a great gift!
I couldn't resist making co-ordinating envelopes too, you might just make out I've stamped the star image in the corners!

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;

Thanks for stopping by, last day of school today YIPPEE, I'm sure I get as excited as the children but today... I have a sick little girl who needs a big HuG!
Have a wonderful creative day BiG HuGs Kim :)
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