Tuesday, 30 August 2011

Copic classes @ Simply Create

Afternoon folks!

I am just popping by today to let you know that I will be beginning a series of  3 copic  colouring classes starting on the 24th September at Simply Create, Alford, Aberdeenshire.

These will be perfect for you if you are a beginner and wanting to start out with copics and give them a try. No previous experience needed!  You will book into all 3 classes ...so you will start a beginner and soon be a pro! The price for the classes will include all the copics you will need for the class. You will make the two cards shown here in your first class.

The first class will be an introduction to copics and learning to blend with them. We will begin first of all with learning how to colour skin. The next couple of classes we will progress onto hair, clothes, grass and backgrounds. So if you have always wanted to try copics but too afraid or not sure where to start then this is the class for you!

If this sounds like something that you would be interested in then please give Jacqui a call on 01975 564010 to book your place.

Spaces will be limited!

Hope to see you there!


Monday, 29 August 2011

Foto Friday on Monday !

Morning folks!

I just wanted to stop by quickly and have a little break in my Monday morning housework routine to share with you my Foto Friday on Monday!

I seem to have missed it or forgotten it last week.

This is my beautiful friend Blair (inside and out!).  We had a wonderful visit this summer with her family. I miss you guys!  This was on a visit to Duthie Park in Aberdeen.

Hop over to Lori's'blog if you want to join in the fun!

Judy x

Saturday, 27 August 2011

Queen's Cutie for Quixotic Paperie

Good morning! 

My week has just flown by without a minute to post this. So without further ado...I'd like to present 'Queen's Cutie'. Isn't she adorable! She is available in rubber at Quixotic Paperie. The image is coloured with a mixture of copics and prismas. I used some [prismas to deepen the shading in her hair . A touch of deep borwn at the roots.  I also used prismas to create the blended sky background, which always looks very faint after being photographed!

I have used the most gorgeous papers from MME called Paris and Co. Gorgeous shades of brown and muted turquoise!!

This is a quick picture of the inside. A rare occasion...I don't always have time to finish these before I post on the blog. The sentiment is from Paper Makeup Stamps.

I'm not going to chitter chatter today as I am feeling rough and have been suffering with sinusitis.

I also want to remind you that Quixotic Paperie will be on holiday for a well earned break from 27th August to 8th of September.

This card will be popping into my Etsy shop later today!

Caht to you all soon!

Friday, 19 August 2011

Foto Friday!

Hi I'm back again with my 2nd post of today. Scroll down to see my card for this weeks Quixotic Paperie DT make!

I am joining in today with Lori's Foto Friday. I saw this bike whilst we were on holiday. It was such a cute bike that i just had to take it's picture!!

now I would love to be able to use Photoshop better and know how to edit it properly to make it look more vintage and get rid of the untidy pieces in the background.  So I have decided now that Peter (my baby!) starts school on Monday I am going to enrol in some Photography courses. I am VERY excited!!

Anyway, thanks Lori for this great idea!


Quixotic Paperie - Oliver

Morning folks!

It is such a glorious day today that I am going to keep this brief as I want to make the most of the last days of summer and get out to the garden.

Today I am following a trend :)) Now all over blogland and Facebook groups there has been a new trend starting!! And I just had to give it a try . Talented crafters on the Make It Crafty Facebook Group have been colouring their stamped images with no black lines....and instead using evry faint grey ones.

So I had to see if it was as hard as it looked ...I do like a challenge!!

So for my Quixotic Paperie DT card this week  I stamped an image from The Greeting Farm which I have had for ages but it has not seen any love as yet!  This one is Oliver from the 'Journey Set'. He is coloured with copics and a little amount of pencil for the sky background.  I used (as recommended by Elaine) an Adrionack Ink Pad 'Lake Mist' to get the light grey lines on the image. Once coloured it creates a really nice soft, pastel effect on the image. This is a technique I would love to try again and perfect a little more .

The papers I used are Fancy Pants 'Beach Bum' 6 x6 pad. I have given them all the distressed treatment. I have also used a Tim Holtz journalling ticket and a Tim Holtz Metal Hinge Clip.

Thanks for popping by today.

Back soon!


Thursday, 18 August 2011

Button Box and some news :)

Morning folks! I hope you are all well.

I wanted to share with you today a piece of work that I was asked to do for a lovely lady called Cathy. Cathy works for the Wooden Box Mill and approached me and asked me if I would be interested in doing some work for them. Next to making cards, I also am loving altered wooden boxes. Cathy sent me 8 different boxes to alter. I am happy to now say that they feature on the homepage of the website!!

This is a fab online shop that I would highly recommend for GREAT customer service and superb quality of wooden boxes. They have so many different styles to choose from!  You can buy batches for wholesale or you can bu them in individual sets.

Today I just have this mini round cube box to show you. This box comes  as part of a set of 3 and this is the smallest of the boxes. I will share with you some more of the boxes in the coming days.

I decorated this box really simply. I painted it with light blue acrylic paint inside and out . I then used some Bo Bunny spotty paper and covered the top and the sides of the box with it. I distressed the edges of the paper with  white crackle paint. I finally added a little heart shape of buttons with Papermania Mini Polka Dot buttons which are from Sew Sweet.

This box will be for sale in my Etsy shop.

Thanks for popping by today!

Judy x

Friday, 12 August 2011

Foto Friday!

Hee hee ...can't get rid of me today!!

Now I LOVE taking photos almost as much as I love creating!! I think taking pictures is very creative too and I love composing photos but I have a LONG way to go and MUCH to learn!

So I saw over on Lori Boyd's blog that she has started a new feature called Foto Friday. All you have to do is go hop on over to her blog and link a  photo...simple as that!

I choose this photo because I love little children's toes...so sweet and unblemished...a bit like them really!  I also love Jude's little ankle bracelets. He got them last year when we were in the Phillipines visiting my sister and they have not come off since :) Reminds me of that fabulous experience we all had.

Chat to you soon!

Victoria Case - Retro Crew - 'Rosie'

Where does the week go???

How can it be Friday AGAIN??  Normal services will be resuming soon when my lovely boys go back to school and my youngest starts school on the 22nd August. Life will be a changin!!
 I have so enjoyed this summer with them...it has been so busy with friends and family that they have not had a chance to squabble with each other! It will be fab to regain the routine and the resemblance of a tidy house but I will miss the relaxed days we have all had together....despite all the rain and cold weather.

On the plus I hope to blog a bitty more regularly :)  I hope to have some fab news to share about some classes I will be doing at Simply Create...but I will leave that till next week.

I am also going to be starting some classes in my home from September onwards. Depending on the demand for them I will probably start them on a monthly or fortnightly basis. I will be guided by those interested in what cards and projects we undertake. So don't be shy leaving a comment below if you are local and fancy a couple of hours relaxed crafting with a cuppa and a few other friendly ladies:)  We will probably start with some simple stamping and colouring projects and move onto whatever interests those who come along. I hope to run them in the weekday mornings and will charge £10 for the class, which includes materials.

OK ...time to share with you some of the info of the card. The image is one of the newly released Victoria Case images from SCACD , which are available for the UK @ Quixotic Paperie. This lovely sophisticated lady is called 'Rosie'.   I have coloured her with copics. The paper is a MME 6 x6 Pad called Lost and Found 'Blush'. Totally gorgeous ! Make sure you ahve a chance to check out all the other fab new MME 6 x 6 pads that have been released.

The sentiment is from Waltzingmouse Stamps and the frame is SU!

Thanks so much for your visit.  This card will be available for sale in my Etsy shop.

Judy x

Friday, 5 August 2011

Long time no speak!

Morning folks!

How are you all? It is good to be back. I have had a lovely looooooong break away from the computer and crafting. It was really great not to have any deadlines to meet.

We have been away for a small break in Aviemore, then an extended family reunion in a beautiful seaside resort in Fife and then we had some good friends staying with us for a few days. Now it is only just over a week till the kids return to school . How it flies!

So I am back today with my usual Friday posting for Quixotic Paperie. When I came back from hols I  was delighted to see so many wonderful new items in stock! I will leave some links at the bottom of the post!

The card I have to share today is featuring the gorgeous Some Odd Girl Stamps and this image sis called 'Tobie and His Puppy'. The sentiment I have used also come with the image.  The image is coloured with copics . The papers I have used are Echo Park 'Little Boy' Collection Kit.  I ahve then stamped and cut out a couple of little stars from an SU! set and wrapped a small piece of hemp chord around the image. A nice simple little boy's card!

I also have some great news to share. Elaine is having a DT call!! So does anyone fancy joining our friendly little group? You can check out all the info and details here.

Lastly , as promised, here are is a link to all the newest items in Quixotic Paperie. As for me I couldn't resist the MME Paper Pads and the New Gorjuss Girls!

I will be listing this card  in my new Etsy shop for anyone who may wish to purchase it.

Great to be back!

Judy x


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