Thursday, 31 March 2011

Cover of a magazine !!

Hey crafty ladies!

I just wanted to share with you my excitement of being on the front cover of this month's Craft Stamper!!

I have created some copic tutorials on colouring different skin tones. Itwas really fun to do.  Here are a couple of sneek peeks. If you would like a copy you can purchase one from Quixotic Paperie or from your local WHSmith (should be out in stores tomorrow 1st April) . The lovely Kim Costello also has some beautiful cards using the Stempelglede stamps, also available from Quixotic Paperie.


Now onto some other exciting news from SCACD!
 Elaine is showing a preview of the upcoming and totally adorable new release by Elisabeth Bell for SCACD Stamps, over on her blog - Quixotic Cards - today!
The Elisabeth Bell for SCACD "Peeker" release will be available on Friday 8th April 2011 from Susana’s Custom Art & Card Design in the US and from Quixotic Paperie for UK/European customers!
More previews will be posted by the SCACD Design Team over the next few days, so keep your eyes on the SCACD Store Blog!

Back soon, 

Judy x

Saturday, 26 March 2011

Gorjuss on Kraft - Simply Create

Hi Guys!

While you read this I will be over at Simply Create  with a lovely group of ladies making these cards with them!

In my class we mainly focus on prisma pencil coloring techniques. So today we are going to be colouring on kraft cardstock....a real favourite of mine ! I love the vibrancy you can create with this effect. Today we will be working on colouring black hair and blending techniques without the use of Sansador.

We will be colouring some Gorjuss stamps. And look no designer paper!! I created the background by stamping a Hero Arts Design Block onto  the kraft cardstock with Walnut Stain Ink. The sentiment is from a Wendy Vecchi Studio 490 set.

The second card again is fairly simple and requires little explanation! Again the image is coloured with prismas onto kraft. And again the background is stamped with a design block, except this time it is  from Stampin Up.

I have pre-ordered some of the new Gorjuss stamps and I can't wait to get playing with them! They said they would be here by the end of March so that is only a few days away :))

Thanks for your visit today. I hope you all have a lovely weekend.
If you have any questions please ask !

Judy x

Friday, 25 March 2011

It's all about the shoes!

Good morning! It is Friday and that means it is time for me to share with you some lovely Quixotic Paperie products.

Today I have coloured a lovely Kaftin Kimmie stamp.  This one is called 'Cinderella'. When I saw this stamp I knew I wanted to have a go colouring all the delicious folds of her dress. What a lovely challenge to bring her dress to life. The sentiment on the card comes with the image when you purchase it!

I have also used some lovely papers from Prima called 'Moulin Rouge'. I love the deep rich colours on this 6 x 6 pad. The flowers are made from a MFT (My Favourite Things) die, which are now available at Stampeezee. For the centre of the flowers I used one of the gorgeous beads from Quixotic Paperie.

A little close up of the flowers.

Thanks for your visit today! I am off now to sharpen all my pencils and get ready for my next class over at Simply Create. We are going to be doing colouring on Kraft with some Gorjuss images...2 of my favourite things!

I will show you the cards that we are making tomorrow!
Have a fabulous Friday!


Judy 

Copics used:
Skin: E000, E00, E11, E13, R20
Dress: R81, R83, R85, R89, R000
Hair: E41, E43, E44, E47
Background: C00, C1, C3

Wednesday, 23 March 2011

Celebrate!

Morning everyone! What a beautiful spring day here! I am going to be brief here so I can go and have my morning coffee outside in the garden :)

Again today I have a card to share with you that I made for another customer. I coloured Popcorn the Bear with prismacolor pencils and blended with mineral spirits. I have kept the card simple because the card is for a little boy and the image is quite large so the card doesn't need a lot else to it! The sentiment comes with the image...so makes a perfect little set!

The papers are MME 'Stella and Rose' Hattie collection, available from Quixotic Paperie.
I just added a few brads and a punched out photo corner. The inside is also decorated but I won't show a photo as it is personal to my customer:)

Thanks for your visit today :) Great to have you here!!

Back soon!

Judy x

Tuesday, 22 March 2011

Tilda and Edwin Mother's Day Card



Way hay! It is so nice to be back with you sharing a card! Life has been very full of things other than crafting.

So today I have to share with you a card that I have made on request for a customer. I was delighted to get a chance to colour some of the new Tilda and Edwin's!

I made an easel card and used the reverse side of some very old papers I had in my vast collection :)  I am on a mission to use up lots of stash instead of being enticed by all that is new and shiny. I had a great clear out when I moved upstairs to my craft room and found some very worthy recipents of my unwanted items.


So I used some flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts to create my little arrangement and the butterfly is a Martha Stewart punch. The sentiment is created from the computer.




I have had a few questions about the sewing machine I use. I use a Janome Mini which I bought from John Lewis a couple of years ago for £50. It is just perfect for my needs and can stitch through a maximum of 3 sheets of paper or card. i wouldn't try any more than that! I don't use it for stitching fabric. I would suggest if you want to do that then you should invest in a sturdier model. For my needs in papercrafting...I LOVE it and would thoroughly recommend this model.

Thanks for your visit today and all your lovely comments.

Have a wonderful day!
Judy x

Friday, 11 March 2011

Flora Bonita - Quixotic Paperie

Morning folks!

I am back this lovely cold and sunny morning with a card to share with you from the new release from Victoria Case available from Quixotic Paperie.

This lovely lady is called 'Flora Bonita'. I especially enjoyed colouring her lovely locks of hair! List of copics used will be at the bottom of the post.

I chose to make a circular easel card.  These are made with exactly the same way as a normal square easel card...just use your circle nesties instead!


The sentiment is from the Stempelglede set called 'Just A Note'. I used a little Tim Holtz handle thingy...not sure what they are called to make  a little secret panel underneath where you can write your message.


Thanks for visiting today! It might be a few days before I am back as I have my Mum coming to stay next week and we will be spending time chatting and having lots of coffee I hope :))

Please excuse my photos today..they are slightly out of focus and easel cards are notoriously hard to capture!

Have a great weekend everyone!

Judy x

Thursday, 10 March 2011

Simply Create Challenge - Mood Board #2

Jacqui, over on the Simply Create blog has posted up another challenge with another wonderful prize! The prize is £100 worth of crafting goodies! Plus a few more surprises thrown in. Even better the DT  are allowed to enter :)

So the challenge is to create something using the mood board above and also to inlcude a flower and a button in your project.

So this is what I came up with. I chose one of my favourite Hanglars that was uninked. She is coloured with copics with some stickles for her wings. Copic list will be at the bottom of the post.


I picked out out the colours dark pink, light pink and the muted turquoise. The papers I used were spotty bazzil card stock which mirrored the spotty cushions and the pretty floral paper (Marianne Design ' In the Meadow') which complimented the flowers in the mood board.

I used 2 of my  favourite Dies from MFT ...the rolled circle flowers and the scalloped border. The scalloped border is taken from the scallops of the turquoise paper ornament on the Mood Board. I wanted to create a pretty floral display with the colours from the mood board. I  then machine stitched all the layers in this card and finally the sentiment is from Stampin Up!

I will be popping this card into my Etsy shop later this afternoon for anyone who is interested :)

Thanks for your visit today and all your lovely compliments on my craft room yesterday! I am now off to give it a wee tidy  as already there is stuff everywhere after creating last night!

So don't forget if you want to join in the challenge you have until 30th March to do so. Read all about it here.

Judy x

Copics used:

Skin: E000, E00, E11, E13, R20, 

Pinks: R81, R83, R85, R89, R0000

Turquoises: BG0000, BG02, BG72, 

Greys: T1, T2, T3, T4, T5

Wednesday, 9 March 2011

My Little Craft Space - WOYWW - Lots of Piccies!!

Ok as promised!

A few piccies of my new space.

My apologies that I can't get a full view of my room. As I have mentioned before it is quite little :) So wherever I stand in the room I can only get like a little corner of the room in shot. You will have to use your imagination to piece it all together!

So this was where I worked beforehand...on the dining room table. And it pretty much always looked like this. Or worse!




And now my dining table looks like this! That makes me happy!
So now let me take you upstairs to my little room!

Behind the door is a small but fantastic cupboard. So the next couple of photos are the shelves inside that.
The boxes have my stamps sorted by company.


This shelf holds buttons, paints, sizzix dies, paper,crop-o-dile blah blah blah

Across the length of the room my wonderful husband built a worktop. I can't fit it all into shot ! So onto the far left corner are all my colouring materials.  

On the far right is my tool bag and mini-sewing machine.

And this is the middle of the worktop where all my work will get done! I have a few coloured images...just getting ready for my next class at Simply Create and some that will be appearing on cards soon!

I also have a chest of drawers and this is the top of them:) The little Ikea drawers I altered are looking a bit tired now. I need to tidy them out and re-label them I think.

I recently purchased one of these paper storage racks and I can now see what cardstock I have. I am going to save up and get another one for my patterned paper.

So thank you for bearing with me on all the photos! This is now a wonderful little haven for creating. I now feel when I come up here my work is more focused. I have everything at hand.  I know and appreciate how fortunate I am to have this wonderful little space.

I am going to be entering in to WOYWW (What's on Your Workdesk Wednesday!)

Thanks so much for your visit!

Judy xx

Tuesday, 8 March 2011

Hey Dude!

Morning folks!

It is great to be back sharing with you. I have been busy this weekend painting and hammering and organising my new craft room. YEAH!! It has been so much fun creating this little space that will be all my own!It is like a little haven :)  I will try and take photos, but it is so very small that I can only capture tiny little corners of the room and not get a feel of it.  I will be back tomorrow with one or two anyway!
So here is my first creation made in my very own craft room! This card uses Simon from one of the new Mo Manning Stamp releases from Stampavie available from Quixotic Paperie. He is coloured with copics. I will put a list at the bottom of the post.

Other products I used are :

I always love Mo's images and they will always remain high on my favourites list !

This card will be available in my Etsy shop later today!

Have a great day!

Judy x

Copics used:

Skin: E000, E00, E11, E13, R20
Trousers: E41, E43, E44, E47
Top: YR000, YR23, YR24, 
Skateboard: BG000, BG00, BG02, C1, C3, C5

Friday, 4 March 2011

Blog Hop - Quixotic And SCACD

Welcome to the March stamp release from Susana's Custom Art And Card Design.

The Quixotic Paperie design team and special guest Jane Johnson have the honour to join up with the SCACD design team for this blog hop to celebrate the release of some fantastic new stamps from artist Victoria Case.   This time Victoria has illustrated some stunning ladies - The Bonitas and some super fun Retro Girls!

If you have just arrived here then you might want to go back one step and start at the beginning. The first blog on the hop you need to go to is Crafts By Kim.

For my make I have used 'Call Me'. Isn't she very chic?? My card today is inspired by Inge. She makes THE most wonderful layered and scrappy cards and I really fancied having a go at her style.  I am happy with the way my card turned out :)



For those of you in the UK and EU you can get this and the other lovely Victoria Case stamps from Quixotic Paperie. For those of you in Canada and USA check out Susana's Custom Art And Card Design!

The next stop on your journey is the mega talented Elaine of Quixotic Paperie.

Enjoy the rest of the hop!

Thank you guys for bearing with me with my irregular posting! I hope to fill you in with lots of chat and cards next week :))

Judy x

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