Wednesday, 31 March 2010

Quixotic Challenge #19: CASE IT!

Firstly - my apologies, I made a bit of a mistake last week.  This week is in fact the final challenge of March!  Got my dates a little muddled.  The prize draw will actually take place next Wednesday - the first Wednesday in April.

Once again, thank you to everyone who joined in over the last week!

This week, Rowena has set a fabulous challenge for you!  This has to be one of my favourites so far.

*** CASE IT ***
CASE the work or style of one of the Design Team members.

You can either CASE a specific creation by one of the Design Team, or you can imitate their style.  If you CASE a specific creation, please do link to it in your post and give credit where it's due!  Similarly f you CASE the style of a DT Member, please mention them in your post.

And do pay each of the team a visit, to see who they have CASEd! 

Many of the products used by the Design Team
Please see their individual blogs for details.
To enter the challenge, please add your name and a link to your creation in Mr. Linky below. The link can be to a post on your blog or to an online gallery, as long as the link goes directly to your creation and not simply to your blog or gallery. The creation must also be a new one, please do not link to old posts or old gallery uploads.

If Mr. Linky isn't showing, please come back and try again later - sometimes he likes to go for a wander!

Email submissions are also welcome, please send them to with the subject: "Quixotic Challenges Email Entry".

Email Entries for Quixotic Challenge #18

We have received a couple of lovely email entries for Challenge #18!

Sheila Sell

Cindy Frank

Thank you both!

Tuesday, 30 March 2010

Mo Manning Restocks & The New Penny Johnson Collection!

I've just received a box full of delightful stamps from Stampavie!

Inside were restocks of the gorgeous Mo Manning collection, and the adorable new Penny Johnson stamps.

We have a number of older Stampavie designs in our Clearance section, so if you're looking for something older you may find it at a bargain price!  These will not be restocked, so be quick!

And just a quick reminder - the Fancy Pants Designs special introductory offer ends tomorrow, so if you've got your eye on some of the gorgeous stash, be quick and grab it while it's 10% off!

Monday, 29 March 2010

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Tea Party Pre-Order!

The fabulous Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Tea Party images are now available individually! 

Gabrielle, Giselle, Henri, Lisette and Nadine are all available, along with the Tea and Coffee phrases sets!

You can pre-order them all NOW at Quixotic Paperie!

Saturday, 27 March 2010

Groovy Baby

Happy Saturday everyone and thank you for the warm welcome!  I'm still pinching myself at being asked to join this AMAZING DT!!  Huge thanks to Elaine for inviting me, and a big *wave* and *grin* to my new DT sistahs (I can't tell you how excited I am, hee hee!!).

So here's a card I've just finished using one of the limited edition The Greeting Farm's stamps called Hippie Anya (available HERE).  TGF only manufactured a limited number of these stamps BUT...happily Elaine has some stock left at Quixotic!! If you want this stamp, be quick to snap it up, as when the stock has gone it can't be replaced...(and I know for a fact that the TGF store ran out of their stock a while ago!).

I stamped Hippie Anya in Memento Tuxedo Black ink (available HERE) and coloured her with Copics.  I used papers from the Basic Grey 6x6 paper pad 'June Bug' (available HERE) and added some 5mm flat-back gems (mixed bag available HERE) to the centres of those tiny flowers to add a bit of bling!

So get yourself on over to the Quixotic Store and grab yourself a Limited Edition Hippie Anya stamp.  If you make a card/creation using her, be sure to pop back here and link it up as I would love to see what you come up with!

Have a fab day!
Hugs, Simonne x

Friday, 26 March 2010

Altered Anya & Friends Showcase!

*** Please scroll down to the next post for our current challenge***

We have finally decided on our favourites from the Altered Anya & Friends Challenge!  It took us a little while!

Our winner is Tasha, with her fantastic Creepy Rockstar!

And our two other favourites are:

BJ Owens with her fab Mermaid Me-Time Anya!

And Beckie with her adorably sassy Audrey/Charlotte creation!  SO cute!

A big thank you to all of you who entered!  Tasha, your prize package will be winging its way to you soon!

And BJ and Beckie, if you could send me an email with your address details, a small embellishment gift pack will find its way to each of you too!

We did have another amazing entry in the challenge.  However, timing meant she wasn't eligible to win, as I had just asked her to join the Quixotic Paperie DT!  I am of course, talking about Simonne aka SemSee!

Isn't that fantastic?  Simonne will be joining us here on the Quixotic Challenge blog each Wednesday.

Hope you're all having a great weekend!  Don't forget to join in with our latest challenge!

Announcing a fab new member of the Design Team!

I am very excited to announce that the Quixotic Paperie Design Team has a fabulous new member!

Whimsy Stamps - "Spring Stepping" available at Quixotic Paperie

I'd like to welcome Simonne aka SemSee to the team!  Pop on over and check out her blog - SemSee's Sparkly Scribblings - there are lots of gorgeous creations to inspire you!

The Greeting Farm Stamps available at Quixotic Paperie

Isn't her Altered Anya Red Queen just the best?  Love it!

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps "Bird Fairy" available at Quixotic Paperie

I hope you will all join me in welcoming Simonne to the team!  I know she's going to be sharing some fantastic creations with us!

Spellbinders Dies & Memento Ink Pads

Now in stock at Quixotic Paperie!


Fab new Nestabilities and Limited Edition Nested shape sets!

And my favourite ink for stamping when I colour with Copics and/or Prismacolor Pencils - Memento Tuxedo Black!

And don't forget - till 31st March all of those gorgeous Fancy Pants Designs papers and embellishments are available at 10% off!

Wednesday, 24 March 2010

A Host of New Arrivals

I am surrounded by boxes today!  Lots of lovely, lovely stash!

I'm very excited to say that I now have the gorgeous new Fancy Pants Designs collections in stock!  You can check them out HERE.  There are four kits - "About a Girl", "My Family", "Roadshow" and "Rusted Sun", with coordinating embellishments available for all of them.  Also in stock are some of the gorgeous "Artist Edition" range.

All Fancy Pants Designs products are on a special introductory offer of 10% off
between 24th March 2010 and 31st March 2010!


Lots of Pin restocks have arrived, along with some new additions - gorgeous Crystal Heart Pins and 5mm Round Pearl Pins, and more colours in the Fancy Pins.  See the full range of Pins and Sprays HERE.

Restocks have arrived from The Greeting Farm, and you can see our full collection of their adorable stamps HERE.

The gorgeous Whimsy Stamps Carousel Horses have now arrived! Pre-orders are being dispatched.  You can check them out HERE.

We have stunning new Prima Lace Ribbons available by the yard HERE.

And finally, the Victoria Case for SCACD Stamps Spring Collection is now in stock!  Pre-orders are being dispatched tomorrow.  You can see the full Victoria Case range HERE.

I told you I was surrounded by boxes! LOL.  Time for a cup of tea, I think!  Happy browsing. :)


Quixotic Challenge #18: Monochromatic

Well, it has been a busy couple of weeks here!  Hope you have all been well!

A big thank you to everyone who joined in with our Altered Anya & Friends challenge!  We're enjoying checking out your creations.  The challenge is now closed, and the DT and I will be voting on our favourites.  The top three and the prize winner will be announced on Friday 26th March, so watch out for that post!

Time for our final challenge of March!  This is the final chance to get yourself entered in the prize draw for this month, which is for a gorgeous Crate Paper "Static" 12x12 collection pack.

And for those of you who want to keep up to date with all the goings on at Quixotic Paperie, don't forget that we now have a Quixotic Paperie Store/DT blog: Quixotic Inspirations.

As many of you will be aware by now, Carole has stepped down from the Design Team at Quixotic Paperie.  she will be very much missed by the team and I.  This is her final challenge for us, so let's see lots of gorgeous entries! 

*** Monochromatic ***
Definition of monochromatic: Consisting of only a single color or hue; may include its tints and shades

Note: when using character stamps, skintones are allowable in addition to the monochromatic colour scheme.

And here are the gorgeous DT creations!  Please do pay them each a visit and leave them some love.

Many of the products used by the Design Team
 Please see their individual blogs for details.
To enter the challenge, please add your name and a link to your creation in Mr. Linky below. The link can be to a post on your blog or to an online gallery, as long as the link goes directly to your creation and not simply to your blog or gallery. The creation must also be a new one, please do not link to old posts or old gallery uploads.

Email submissions are also welcome, please send them to with the subject: "Quixotic Challenges Email Entry".

Monday, 22 March 2010

Precious & Few Are Friends Like You

*** Please scroll down for details on the latest special offers at Quixotic Paperie***

The adorable deer is from one of my favourite The Greeting Farm sets - Forest Friends (available HERE).

Papers are Basic Grey Kioshi (due back in stock HERE soon). The multi-looped bow has of course been created using the indispensible Bow-Easy template (available HERE).

The gorgeous sentiment is by Paper Makeup Stamps and is available HERE along with a host of others!


March Madness!

Must be something in the air!  Either that or all the lovely sunshine we've been having has gone to my head!

Lots of items have been added to the CLEARANCE section over at Quixotic Paperie.  Once these are gone, that's it, so be quick!

We also have a few lovely special offers for you:
  • C.C. Designs Rubber Stamps - 15% off all designs currently in stock between 22nd March 2010 and 29th March 2010.
  • Ladybug & Friends - 15% off all designs currently in stock between 22nd March 2010 and 29th March 2010.
  • Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps - "Cindy & Mindy" range all 15% off between 22nd March 2010 and 29th March 2010.
  • Cosmo Cricket Pads - 10% off between 22nd March 2010 and 29th March 2010.
And don't forget - Belles 'n Whistles red rubber stamps are all available at the fab price of £6.00 each while stocks last!

That should help see off those Monday blues!

Sunday, 21 March 2010

Crate Paper - Paper Doll Collection

Did you realise that the Crate Paper Collection Kits don't just come with a whole range of beautiful papers but there are stickers and die-cuts in there to?

Well I've been playing with the papers, stickers and die-cuts from the Paper Doll Crate Paper collection, available over at Quixotic Paperie. It is mostly a pink collection but there are some lovely greens, teals and neutrals in there too.

The sentiment is a die-cut from the collection and I've used one of the head pins from Quixotic Paperie and I added a 10mm pearl bead with a 'snowflake' style spacer to the head and then bent the pin end into a loop to hang the butterfly charm from.

The bottom of the card was finished with a scalloped sticker from the kit and I've added some of the lovely glossy white oval-shaped flat-backed pearl gems.

Enjoy playing with your Crate Paper Collection Kits

Papers - Crate Paper Paper Doll
Usual Suspects - Paper trimmer; silicone glue; scissors
Other - Head Pins; 10mm Pearl Bead; 'Snowflake' Style spacer; Butterfly charm; Sewing machine; thread; glossy white oval-shaped flat-backed Pearl gems; jewellery pliers; Uhu glue

Saturday, 20 March 2010

Belles 'n Whistles Pre-Order Now Open!

Belles 'n Whistles have gone clear with a fabulous new Spring release! 

We have 10 gorgeous new designs, and 2 very popular designs from the last release now available in high quality crystal clear photo-polymer to pre-order.  Check them all out HERE.

These are due to arrive towards the end of March/start of April.

We still have a number of the older releases available in diecut red rubber.  You can find them all HERE at the very special price of £6.00 each, while stocks last!

Friday, 19 March 2010

Paper Makeup Stamps - Fab New Designs Now In Stock!

Now in stock and ready to go are the latest fantastic designs from Paper Makeup Stamps.

We have several new Sentiments
I love the Paper Makeup sentiments - they are gorgeous and great value.
My personal favourites have to be the Monsters created by illustrator Steve Hammond. They are a little bit "edgy" and perfect for male cards, kids, teenagers, or people who just don't do cutesie.  You will definitely be seeing them popping up in creations over on my own blog very soon!  Check "Chomp" out - how awesome is he?! 

There are two stunning new Moody Girls designed by Cynthia Liu.  Truly beautiful, and perfect with some of the new Sentiments to accompany them.

And last but most certainly not least, there are three new Beautiful Day Fairies.  I'm a sucker for fairies, and the designs from Paper Makeup Stamps are just adorable, and fantastic value!

You can see all the new designs together HERE.

Restocks of popular designs have also arrived, so we've got a great selection in stock!  You can see the whole range HERE.

Have a fab Friday!


Thursday, 18 March 2010

SCACD Elizabeth Bell

A card with the super sweet SCACD Elizabeth Bell I Heart Ya for you today.

I've used my PrismaColor pencils to colour her. I've cut her out and backed her with a bit of Tulle.

The sparkly heart was cut from card then covered in layers of Glossy Accents and glitter to give it dimension, but you could easily use Stickles glue as well.

Have you spotted the gorgeous pearl headed pin? That is one of the new pins available from Quixotic Paperie here.

Have a lovely day all

Ink - VersaFine Onyx black
Colouring - PrismaColor Pencils; Sansodor
Papers - Webster's pages; Basic Grey
Usual Suspects - Silicone glue; double-sided tape; scissors
Other - Glossy Accents; Tulle; Pearl Pin; Glitter; Sewing machine; thread; Fiskars border punch; Ribbon; button


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