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.

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.


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


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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

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

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

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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!


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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!

Friday, 13 August 2010

Prince Edward Island - *New* Mo Manning Rubbah Release

I wanted to let you know about another release of Mo Manning rubba now available at Quixotic Paperie. There is a great selection and variety in this new release.....summer, Christmas, vintage and my fav of all is 'Prince Edward Island' and is based on the character Anne of Green Gables, which a child was my favourite ever film.

I must dig them out again and rewatch.I have coloured the image with prisma pencils and gone for some more demure colours.

The papers are from the deliciously vintage Basic Grey 'Capella' 6x6 pad. The brown Prima lace is very vintagey and was just perfect for this card.I also added a Tim Holtz Adage Ticket, along with a kraft flower made with retro flower punches. The edges have been distressed with Tea Dye Distress Ink and then given a good scrunch and finished off with a pearl brad.
Thanks for stopping by!

Judy x

A Spooky Cutie :)

Wanted to show you this little card using all the fabulous stuff from Quixotic Paperie

I have added quite a few pearls and used my bazzill jewel template and viva decor pearl paint to create the scallop pearl pattern. How adorable is Amy's little Sweet November Baby Tricks or Treats, costumed cutie Dragon stamp? For fun I have created a textured outfit with liquid applique, it's Fabulous to the touch, I hope you can see it in the picture! Probably will try making the spikes a different colour next time!

Supplies: Patterned Paper: Basic Grey: green at heart;
Stamps: Sweet November: Baby Tricks or Treats, costumed cutie Dragon;
Ink: Memento & Archival: black; Copic: markers*;
Ranger: distress inks: frayed burlap; antique linen;
Dies: Spellbinders nestabilities: Circles; Sizzix: pumpkins; faces; happy tags;
Other: Viva decor: pearl pen; flat back pearls; Bazzill jewel template; Liquid applique; 3D foam;

*Skin: E000, E00, 11, 13, R20, Hair: E51, 50, 43,

Thanks for stopping by today and Happy Friday 13th
HuGs Kim :)

Quixotic Paperie: Kraftin' KimmieStamps , Stempelglede & Some Weekend Specials!

Happy Friday!! 

If you haven't been following my blog - Quixotic Cards - this week, make sure you pop on over today to check out the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps previews for August!  The stamps will be in stock at Quixotic Paperie on release day - Sunday 15th August 2010.  I LOVE them!  Another preview will be posted on my blog today around lunchtime, and there will be more over the weekend!

The latest Stempelglede delivery is set to arrive on Monday.  The stamps are all now available to order on the website, and those of you on the reserve list should have received an email!  There are restocks of all the favourites and a few new additions, including some incredibly beautiful Christmas stamps.

The Memory Box 6x6 paper packs are still flying out.  More stocks are on the way, but you would be wise to make sure you secure any favourites early.  I've just been informed that the FROND pad is now discontinued.


Finally, I've got some special offers for the weekend!  This time, there is a whopping 15% off all in stock Basic Grey pads, Cosmo Cricket pads, The Girl's Paperie paper packs and all Prima stock. 

PLUS Viva Decor Pearl Pens, Gloss Gel Pens and Glitter Liners are all available at 10% off!  Perfect time to stock up or to try them out if you've been on the fence (and seriously - jump off that fence, they are fabulous)! 

All the offers listed above are open between today, 13th August 2010 and 16th August 2010.

Hope you have a fantastic weekend!



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Tuesday, 10 August 2010

Quixotic Paperie: More Cheeky Arrivals!

Today saw the slightly belated arrival of some fabulously cheeky ladies from The Greeting Farm!  These ladies have been sitting unloved in customs for longer than they would like, so they are itching to get inky!

(Samples designed by Kim Costello)

There are now six of the lovely Cheeky Cherry Collection ladies in total: Cheeky Beauty, Cheeky Glamour, Cheeky Mate, Cheeky Nurse, Cheeky Rockabilly and Cheeky Shooter and they are all currently in stock at Quixotic Paperie!

As always, all the latest additions can be viewed with ease under "New Products" over at


Friday, 6 August 2010

Quixotic Paperie: More New Arrivals & A Special Offer For The Weekend!

The adorable new stamps from C.C. Designs have arrived in stock here at Quixotic Paperie!  Amy Young's new Sweet November cuties in particular are so sweet I want to squeeze them all!


(Samples created by Amy Young)

It has been a trying week here, so to welcome the weekend, I've got a set of special offers for you!

10% off Paper Makeup Stamps, The Greeting Farm and all Tim Holtz stash!  Only between now (6th August 2010) and Monday morning (9th August 2010), so be quick!

Plus, there are still some brilliant bargains to be found in the SALE section!  Once they're gone, they're gone!

Those of you who have yet to try the wonder that is Viva Decor or have been waiting on a specific colour, I received a huge box of Pearl Pens, Glitter Liners and Gloss Gel Pens this week, so everything is back in stock together with a couple of new colour additions!

Have a wonderful weekend, whatever you're up to! 


Tuesday, 3 August 2010

Quixotic Paperie: More Exciting New Arrivals!

Hope you all had a good weekend!  I'm just about getting caught up after a weekend away celebrating family birthdays! 

I've got some gorgeous new arrivals to share with you!

The gorgeous new release from The Greeting Farm is here and ready to go!  LOVE this release (I say that every time, don't I?).  

Flirty Anya is so pretty, the new Miss Anya & My Guy Ian set Later Sk8er is super cool, perfect for teen projects and the new Creepy Crew additions - Friday & Tuesday are fantastic (again, perfect for teen projects)! 

(All TGF samples shown were created by Kim Costello)

I recently added Memory Box 6x6 Papers to the store, and I've got a couple of new additions in this section too!  Blackbird is a gorgeous Autumn/Halloween themed collection, I absolutely love it.  And Mistletoe is a beautiful Christmas/Winter collection in traditional colours.    I'm envisaging all sorts of projects with these!

For those of you waiting for some of the Viva Decor Pearl Pens and Glitter Liners to come back into stock - I have a big box of pearly glittery goodness on its way, so you won't be waiting long!

Also coming soon - C.C. Designs August Release and restocks/new additions from Stempelglede!  If you would like to reserve anything, just drop me an email at the address over in the sidebar!

As always, all the new arrivals can be seen under "New Products" over at

Viva Decor Blog Hop Winner!

The Viva Decor Blog Hop candy draw is now closed and a winner has been drawn! 

The winner is....

*** ELAINE ***

Elaine said...
I love the feeling that I've actually created something myself as I'm not very artistic at all. As to what keeps me excited? Visiting my favourite craft stores to see and drool over all the new goodies!

Love Elaine x
23 July 2010 22:45

Thank you to all who joined in with our hop!  It was great fun reading all your answers to the question posed!