Tuesday, 21 September 2010

All Change!

In an effort to reorganise and create a more central place for inspiration and challenges, this blog has now been merged with the Quixotic Challenges blog to create a new Quixotic Inspirations Store Blog!

I hope you will all join us over on the new Quixotic Inspirations Store Blog!  We've got lots of exciting plans for the future, and there are more changes afoot!

Wednesday, 15 September 2010

Thursday, 9 September 2010

Shelby And The Pixie Licious

Hey Guys I've been playing with the super cute Shelby from Paper Make-Up Stamps and the yummy Cosmo Cricket Pixie Licious Papers. Don't they make a lovely match? What do you think?



Have a Duck-filled day
Kim


Materials:
Stamps - Shelby from Paper Make-Up; Studio G Alphas
Colouring - Prismacolor; Sansodor
Usual Suspects - Silicone glue; Double-sided tape
Other - Fiskars border punch; Buttons; Thread; Nestibilities; Cuttlebug

Wednesday, 8 September 2010

Quixotic Paperie - Lots Of Yummy New Stash!!

It's a bumper week, so I'll dispense with waffle and get right to giving you the lowdown on all the new arrivals at Quixotic Paperie!

The C.C. Designs September Release is here!

The new release includes some adorable new Swiss Pixies, new Honey designs and some fabulous Twisted Sisters in the Sweet November range.

The Paper Makeup Stamps September Release is also in the house!



There are some adorable new Retro Cutie Critters, some beautiful new Beautiful Day Fairies and some fab new Sentiments.  Love it all!!

And I am now happily sorting through a big box of delish papers! 



New Crate Paper 6x6 pads - Restoration, School Spirit and Snow Day.  I am SO happy that Crate Paper have started a 6x6 line, they are absolutely one of my favourite paper companies.

 

And, one of my new favourite companies - Echo Park - have TWO gorgeous Christmas collection kits out, and they are both now in stock!  Everybody Loves Christmas and Merry Christmas are perfect for all your festive/seasonal projects!



Have fun checking out all the new goodies!  Remember, you can do it with ease by viewing the "New Products" section at http://www.quixoticpaperie.co.uk/

~Elaine

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Wednesday, 1 September 2010

Quixotic Paperie: New CC Designs & Belles 'n Whistles Restocks!

Time to update you on all the latest arrivals at Quixotic Paperie!



The latest release from The Greeting Farm is now in stock!  There is the sweet new Oh Boy Ian and Sweet Anya along with Sweet n Toxic - an awesome new set featuring the Creepy Crew!

I also have a couple of brand new CC Designs cuties in stock!  Meet Peter and Fiona from the retailer exclusive Fairy Tales collection.


 

Don't forget - I also have a wide range of the older CC Designs stamps available at bargain prices!  Stocks are getting very low on most of the designs, so don't hesitate if there are some you're after!  Once they are gone, they won't be coming back!

I've also taken delivery of a delightful box of Belles 'n Whistles stamps.  Lots of popular designs all back in stock in high quality photo-polymer.  If you love Elisabeth Bell's designs, you're sure to find something you like!



I do still have some of the old red rubber stamps from Belles 'n Whistles available at the fab price of £5.00 each.  Stocks are low on these now, so grab them while you can, they won't be available in rubber again!



As always, all the latest goodies can be viewed with ease under "New Products" at http://www.quixoticpaperie.co.uk/

That's all for now!  Hope you're having a good week!

~Elaine

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Thursday, 26 August 2010

Genevieve Explores The World

Hey guys, I thought I would show you a card I did recently using one of my favourite Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Genevieve. I got her from Quixotic Paperie a while ago and have been wanting to ink her up for ages and just had not got around to it until this card.


I've added a bit of inking and corrugated card, also add a bit of stitching and some French knots in the bottom right had corner, you might have to click on the picture to see them.


Isn't she fab?
Have a great day.
Kim


Materials:
Ink - VersaFine onyx black
Colouring - PrismaColor Pencils; Sansodor
Papers - K&Co
Usual Suspects - Silicone glue; Double-sided tape
Other - Thread; Distress inks; Corrugated card

Wednesday, 25 August 2010

Quixotic Paperie: New Basic Grey In Stock!

Today has seen the arrival of two of Basic Grey's gorgeous new 6x6 pads.







YUM! 

Also now in stock - Sakura Stardust Gelly Roll pens in Clear, Gold and Silver.  Perfect for adding little (or large!) touches of sparkle to your projects.

In case you missed it - the latest Cosmo Cricket 6x6 Mini Decks - Pixie-Licious, Togetherness and Mitten Weather arrived on Friday along with Graphic 45 Steampunk Debutante and Christmas Past Deluxe Edition 8x8 Pads.

As always, you can check out all the latest products under "New Products" at http://www.quixoticpaperie.co.uk/

~Elaine

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Monday, 23 August 2010

Kraftin Kimmie Stamps: Fred & Ginger

It's no secret that I am absolutely in love with Annie Rodrigue's latest Moonlight Whispers designs for Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!  This one is no exception, in fact I think it may actually be my favourite (for today anyway).

Meet Fred & Ginger!



Fabulous, no?  And of course, utterly spooktacular! 

The yummy papers?  Echo Park Happy Halloween, also available at Quixotic Paperie.  I added a bow tied with the Bow-Easy template and topped with a Prima Jewel Flower Centre!

If you're looking for a spooky fix, you will find a selection of Halloween themed/suitable products conveniently gathered in the Halloween Shop section at http://www.quixoticpaperie.co.uk/

Friday, 20 August 2010

Quixotic Paperie: New Paper Makeup Stamps, Cosmo Cricket & Graphic 45

It's the weekend!  Hooray!

Friday has brought with it even more yummy stash.  Good job, because the weather is miserable, and I needed cheering up!  Brace yourselves, this is a fairly long post, but it does contain lots of eye candy!

Before I tell you about all the new goodies, just a quick reminder!

Orders placed at Quixotic Paperie this weekend will not dispatch until Tuesday 24th August.

Free P&P on all orders over £25 within the UK placed between now and the evening of Monday 23rd August.

International orders over £25 placed during this time will receive a refund of £1.25.



Firstly I have the latest stamps from the fabulous Paper Makeup Stamps for you!  I ADORE the Paper Makeup Stamps range.  From fab fairies to sensational sentiments and sets, there's something in there for everyone!  I've got some of these new designs sitting on my desk right now, waiting to be coloured up over the weekend.  I'm particularly in love with Carter the Dino Fairy.  Dinosaurs are another of my odd little obsessions.

*** Leigh Fairy ***

Our lovely Simonne has already been playing with some of the new stamps, as a Guest DT for Paper Makeup Stamps!  The samples shown here are her gorgeous creations!




 

Today has also seen the arrival of the latest Cosmo Cricket 6x6 Mini Decks.  Delish, as always!



Finally, I have two new 8x8 pads from the wonderful Graphic 45: Steampunk Debutante and Christmas Past Deluxe Edition.  These are utterly gorgeous. 

All the new arrivals can be seen under "New Products" at http://www.quixoticpaperie.co.uk/

Hope you have a wonderful weekend, in spite of the weather!

~Elaine
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Thursday, 19 August 2010

Quixotic Paperie - Free P&P Offer!

Orders placed at Quixotic Paperie after 3pm on Thursday 19th August will not dispatch until Tuesday 24th August.

As a thank you to all of my loyal customers, I am offering Free P&P on all orders over £25 within the UK placed between this evening (19th August) and Monday 23rd August.

International orders over £25 placed during this time will receive a refund of £1.25.

Make sure you check out the New Products section to see all the latest yummy stash!

Tuesday, 17 August 2010

Quixotic Paperie: New Prima Marketing Inc & Echo Park

I've just taken delivery of a very cheery couple of boxes of crafty stash!  Perfect to brighten this otherwise miserable August day!

What did I find inside?


The fabulous new Echo Park - Happy Halloween Collection Kit.  I think I say this every time, but I LOVE this.  I'm feeling very Halloween/Autumn at the moment, but really the majority of papers in this kit could be used for other themes, so don't feel tied to Halloween!  The prints are also perfect for cardmaking.  Did I mention that I LOVE it? ;-) Perfect to team up with those spooky new Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps designs and the latest C.C. Designs Sweet November stamps too!




 

Prima Marketing Inc. Craftables Flowers.  These are gorgeous packs of white flowers, ready for you to put your own stamp on them.  Quite literally, as along with them I have the Prima Paintables clear stamps to help you customise using markers, paints, inks, whatever!  These look like great fun, I'm looking forward to a little playtime with them later!



Last but most definitely not least on the new additions for today - Prima Marketing Inc. 6x6 Paper Pads!  All six of the new paper pads are here and they are super sweet!

I also have restocks of the popular Bazzill Basics Jewel Templates and yummy Prima Lace.

Happy Tuesday!

~Elaine
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Sunday, 15 August 2010

Quixotic Paperie: Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Kreepy August Release!

I do love Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps release day!  There are always some fantastic images to share, and this month is no exception.  Kimmie and artist Annie Rodrigue have gone all spooky!  Perfect for Halloween projects, or, for those of you that have a slightly dark and twisty side like me!



The stamps are all now available at Quixotic Paperie ready for dispatch starting Monday!  Popular designs from previous releases have also been restocked, so we've got a full compliment of Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps goodness for you!