Tuesday, 28 June 2011

Whimsy Stamps Spotlight - 'Download Diva'

The Quixotic Paperie design team and friends hope you have been enjoying the Quixotic Paperie 2nd Anniversary celebrations. We have been throwing the spotlight onto some of the fantastic stamp companies available from Quixotic Paperie and our last celebratory spotlight for you is:
Whimsy Stamps is owned by Denise and Kevin Lynn, with Denise as the papercrafter and Kevin illustrating their Kids Collection based on their two children. As the company has developed they have built up their collection of contributing artists, stamp collections, dies and papers. The ranges include the Crissy Armstrong Collection; Melissa Jenkins Meljen's Design Collection; KennyK Collection; Whimsy Sentiment and dies by Raindrop Echo Designs; Whimsy Animals Collection and Whimsy Kids Collection
Whimsy Stamps are available in the UK/Europe at Quixotic Paperie
If you're in the US then you can find the stamps at Whimsy Stamps direct!
As part of the celebrations and the spotlight today, we have a PRIZE GIVEAWAY!  
Pop on over to the Quixotic Inspirations blog to get all the details and enter the draw to win some fantastic Whimsy Stamps and more!
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So now for the inspiration! Hop on over to each of the blogs below to see some fantastic Whimsy Stamps makes!
- Elaine - Judy - Kim Dellow - Mary  - - Ann - Iris - Minna - Patricia - Vicki -
Thanks for joining us and we hope you are enjoying all the Whimsy Stamps fun.
To my shame I am admitting that this is the first time I have ever used a Kenny K image. And I can tell you that I loved it. This image was fabulous to colour and is called 'Download Diva'. I coloured the hair with prismas and the rest with copics.(List at the bottom of the post)
The papers I have used are 'Fancy Pants 6 x 6 Beach Bum'.  Great bright summery colours in this pack!

For the sentiment I used a Hero Arts stamp and heat embossed it with 'Broken China' Distress Powder. This has a great sand-papery distressed look and feel.

Thanks for popping by today to enjoy some Whimsy fun!

Judy
Colouring:

Hair: Beige, Light Umber, Dark Umber, Black
Skin: E000, E00, E11, Henna
Tops: Y13, 17, Y19, YR00, YR12, YR14, YR18, YR24
Trousers: B93, B95, B97, B000
Socks: R21, R22, R27, R29, R89

Saturday, 25 June 2011

Quixotic Joins Make it Crafty!

Today is a joint celebration! As you may be aware, this is the month that Quixotic Paperie turned TWO! What you may not know is that it is also the month in which Australian company Make it Crafty is turning ONE!
Quixotic Paperie have been stocking the fantastic Make it Crafty range of products (Rubber Stamps - Lasercut Chipboard - Make it Colour Blending Card) since April 2011, and are one of the first places you can find them outside of Australia! We are thrilled to be celebrating with Make it Crafty today.
To celebrate we thought that rather than a blog hop we would set a CHALLENGE using Make it Crafty products!!
To get inspired, hop on over to the Make it Colourful challenge blog where you will see the amazing creations our fabulous DT’s have created for this event! PLUS find out all the details on how you can play along!
OF COURSE THERE ARE PRIZES!!
There are FIVE challenge categories and there will be FIVE GRAND WINNERS!
PLUS, PLUS, PLUS
There will be random winners throughout the whole month. The numbers have been pre-selected and as soon as an entry is added that matches that number they WIN! Winners will be announced soon after entry on the sidebar of Make it Colourful.
PLUS there’s MORE!!
Quixotic Paperie have a little something for you too!! Make sure you pop on over to HERE to enter your name for a chance at MORE Make it Crafty Goodies!!
PLUS THERE’S MORE!!!
Zoe, the owner of Make it Crafty has a super duper HUGE Candy give away – choc-a-block FULL of Make it Crafty goodies!! AND I have heard a whisper that she is planning on having random giveaways on her blog throughout the month of July! All you need to do is leave her some love as she’ll randomly be choosing people who have commented on her posts throughout the last year!!
PLUS THERE’S EVEN MORE!!!
You’ll also receive a set of steak knives when you... hahaa ONLY Joking BUT... for THREE DAYS ONLY you’ll be able to get 40% off Make it Crafty Digi Stamps when you enter the coupon code: CELEBRATE (Ends June 28th)
So I do hope you will celebrate with us this month and get into the Make it Crafty spirit of FUN!!
One of the challenges is to make a card/project using the colours from the
logo of 'Make It Crafty'.
So this is what I choose to do. 
 I have used 'Summer Dreams' and coloured her with copics. (List will  be at the end of the post).I used my prisma pencils to add a touch  of grass to 'ground' her. The papers are MME 'Stella and Rose' Hazel 6 x 6 pad I have also used some of the ever so versatile Make It Crafty Chipboard. The sentiment is stamped from the Brand new Whimsy 'Summer Letter Seals Sentiments'.
Thanks for your visit today. Hope you have time to join in all these fun celebrations! Judy
Copics:
Skin: E000, E00, E11, E13, R20
Dress: BG000, BG11, BG13, BG13, BG15, BG18
Hat: Y21, Y23, Y26, Y28
Hair: C1, C7, C9, 100

Friday, 24 June 2011

A New Logo and a New Name

Hi folks!

Yes you are at the right blog......this is me, Judy!

This is www.judyscraftymoments.blogspot.com :)
But I am in the middle of a rebrand :) I hope you like my new logo! I couldn't wait to show you it!

When I first started selling my cards I very quickly picked the name 'Fresh 'n' Funky Cards'.....and once you have it it is kind of hard to change. I never really like it. I didn't want my cards to be funky...I wanted something more elegant and sophisticated.

Anyway I decided that now was a good time to rebrand and pick a new name...so here is my big reveal to you.....

This is going to be the name of my new business. Over the summer months I will be building a brand new website for selling and my Etsy shop will be slowly moving over to my new shop 'Sparkle and Flourish'. I have not provided you with a link yet as there is nothing in it!! I will let you know more as and when I am able to do it.

So you can all still find me here at www.judyscraftymoments.blogspot.com, as blogger will redirect you, or you can now use this new address:

www.sparkleandflourish.com

I would love to hear if you like my new logo and new name.

Back soon!

Judy x

Tuesday, 21 June 2011

Sew Sweet - Baby Boy

Morning everyone!

I am happy to share with a card today that I have made using some of my lovely goodies from Sew Sweet.

I made this Baby Boy card to go in my Etsy shop. I have used an all time favourite digi from Mo Manning for  Baby Cards. I just love the way the baby is sleeping. My boys used to lie like this... so cute and adorable.

On this card I have also used some beautiful embellishments form Sew Sweet.

 I have used on this card:

Have you seen the utterly gorgeous new seam binding Emma now has in stock?? So many colours...so many choices!!!

Don't forget her DT call and Friday Freebie over on her blog!

Copic colours used are:

Skin: E000, E00, E11, R20, R21
Nappy: B21, B24, B26
Ground: C00, C1, C3

Thanks for your visit today!

Judy x

    Monday, 20 June 2011

    You Mean the World to Me - Paper Makeup Stamps

    As part of Quixotic Paperie's 2nd Anniversary celebrations we are throwing the spotlight onto some of the fantastic stamp companies available from Quixotic Paperie and we have another gorgeous stamp company for you this week: Paper Makeup Stamps - 'Where Beauty and Paper Meet'

    Paper Makeup is owned by Katie Cotton and to give you a clue as to where the name of her company came from - Katie is a professional makeup artist.

    Katie has some fabulous artists contributing to her company including Steve Hammond with the Monsters range, Diem Pascarella's Beautiful Day Fairies, Moody Girls by Cynthia Liu and the Retro Cutie Critters by Diem Pascarella. But that isn't all, there are also some background and accessory stamps as well as some beautiful word art and sentiments and some fabulous sets all from various artists.

    The Paper Makeup Stamps range is available in the UK/Europe at Quixotic Paperie
    If you're in the US then you can find the stamps at Paper Makeup Stamps direct!
    As part of the celebrations and the spotlight today, we have a PRIZE GIVEAWAY!  
    Pop on over to the Quixotic Inspirations blog to get all the details and enter the draw to win some fantastic Paper Makeup Stamps and more! 
     
     
    For today I have chosen to use one of the sentiment stamps.  I love that these sentiment stamps can make a focal point for a quick and easy make. it is amazing how quickly a card can come together when no colouring is involved. It is also a nice chance to go a bit crazy with the embellishments!! 
    The sentiment stamp I have chosen to use can be purchased here. But beware there are over 70 different sentiments to choose from! You might be gone a while!
     
    Other scrummy Quixotic Paperie products I have used on this card are:   
    Prima 6 x 6 Pad 'Madeline' 
    Make It Crafty - Laser Chipboard Swirls  
    So now for the inspiration! Hop on over to each of the blogs below to see some fantastic Paper Makeup Stamps fun!
    
    Thanks for joining us and we hope you are enjoying all the Paper Makeup Stamps loveliness.
    
    
    This card is now listed on Etsy for anyone interested in purchasing it!
     
    Judy 

    Wednesday, 15 June 2011

    Quixotic Paperie - Kraftin Kimmie Spotlight Day


    As part of Quixotic Paperie's 2nd Anniversary celebrations we are throwing the spotlight onto some of the fantastic stamp companies available from Quixotic Paperie.

    This week it is the wonderful Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps in the spotlight.

    We have some lovely samples to show you and would love for you to hop through the list below to see all the fabulous makes.

    Kimmie started her stamp company in October 2009 and since then has bought us some wonderful images from some amazing artists: Annie Rodrigue with Moonlight Whispers, Cheryl Alger DesignsSteven Leary Designs, Crissy Armstrong with Crissy's Cuties and Jean Grant with Cindy and Mindy and now the latest addition Emilie's Etchings by Emilie Goulet.

    The Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps range is available in the UK/Europe at Quixotic Paperie.  If you're in Canada/US then you can find the stamps at Kraftin Kimmie Stamps direct!


    Which is your favourite? Too hard to choose!

    As part of the celebrations and the spotlight today, we have a PRIZE GIVEAWAY!  
    Pop on over to the Quixotic Inspirations blog to get all the details and enter the draw to win some fantastic Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps and more!




    I have created for you a card using my all time favourite Cindy and Mindy image called 'Bench Friends'. The image is coloured with copics. the papers are Echo Park 'For the Record' Collection Kit.

    So now for the some more inspiration! Hop on over to each of the blogs below to see some yummy Kraftin' Kimmie Stamp goodness!

    - Kimmie - Angie - Tara - Tracy -

    Thanks for joining us and we hope you enjoyed looking at all the lovely Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps.

    Judy x

    Tuesday, 14 June 2011

    Simply Create

    Good morning guys!

    Hope you are well today! I am sharing you with you today the cards I made for my class on Saturday at Simply Create.

    I had a lovely class and it was so relaxed and enjoyable to do. I had such a wonderful bunch of ladies to work with.

    We focused on colouring with prisma pencils and coloured in 2 Simply Sassy girls available from Funky Kits. We looked at colouring brown hair and black hair and touched a little bit on how to create contrast in your images.

    The papers are all My Minds Eye and are in stock at Simply Create.

    Here are the ladies hard at work. Cough cough....please excuse the coffee cups and cake remnants! Us ladies do like to relax whilst we are colouring!

     It is even more wonderful to find a fellow crafter and find they live just a couple of streets along from you!  I'm sure we will be seeing more of each other!

    Thanks for popping by to say hello today!

    have a great day!
    Judy x

    Friday, 10 June 2011

    Sew Sweet Friday Freebie!

    Hi guys I just wanted to give you all a very quick reminder that Emma has a little Friday Freebie over on her Blog  here. This one you really will want to enter...buttons, felt, brads, seam binding....WOW!!

    She also is having a DT call which you really don't want to miss out on!

    So hop on over and show her some love!

     Judy x

    A little Altering and a Grungepaper Rose Tutorial

    Hiya guys and gals!

    You will know that this month is a special month for Quixotic Paperie as they are celebrating their second birthday.

    In honour of this I am going to bring you a special post highlighting lots of products that are perfect for altering, available at Quixotic . Now I love to alter things, but I don't use anything special or fancy and I promise any of you who might think that it is too tricky...that if I can do it then anyone can!
     

    Firts up I am going to show you a little box I have altered and I will highlight the Quixotic Paperie  products I have used.

    Products used:
    Secondly I am going to show you how to alter a wooden frame and make a grungepaper rose to go on it! I will take you through this with step by step photos, again highlighting products you can purchase from QP.

    The wooden photo frame is one you can buy from any craft store. These are the  additional materials you will need.
    • Grungepaper
    • Distress Stain Ink ( I have used 'Fired Brick')
    • Staz On Ink pad
    • Distress Crackle Paint
    • Glimmer Mist 'Pearl'
    • Script back ground Stamp ( I have used one from Hero Arts)
    • Flower Stamp ( I have used one from Studio 490) 
    Step 1:

    Paint your photo frame with 'Picket Fence' Distress Crackle Paint. leave to dry. Spritz with 'Pearl' Glimmer Mist for fabulous shine and enhancehment of the crackles! Hard to see in photo...but gorgeous in real life!

    Step 2:

    Stamp 4  flowers with Black Staz-On ink onto your Grungepaper.

    Step 3:


    Step 4:

    Stain the flowers with the Distress Ink Stain. Do this a 2nd time for more vibrant colour!
    With your Script background , stamp so the flowers are covered.

    Step 5:


    Cut out the flowers as shown in the picture. Thrown the left over pieces away.

    Step 6:


    Assemble the flower pieces together using Glossy accents and a clip to hold them in place whilst they dry. I like to use Tim Holtz Hinge Clips.

    Step 7:


    Once the separate flower pieces are dry, assemble the flower together using Glossy Accents. Add a finishing touch to the centre of the flower with an acrylic bead.

    Step 8:

    Attatch flower to your photo frame. Die cut a couple of leaves from Grungepaper and stain with 'Forest Moss' Distress Ink. Add a pearl spray and finish with an adhesive flourish on the opposite corner!

    Phew! Is anyone still with me ??? If so, thank you. I did not invent the wheel here with my little tutorial as I am sure you can find many out there on how to make grungepaper roses. I just wanted to share with you the way i do it and also how you can put it once you have made it to good use!

    Now if anyone does not want to make this altered photo frame for themselves, then yes you have guessed it, I will have this one up for sale in my Etsy shop :))

    Thank you for your visit! I would love to hear if this has been a helpful tutorial for anyone, and if so , what kind of other tutorials would you like!

    Judy x

    Thursday, 9 June 2011

    Sew Sweet

    I said on Tuesday I had some exciting news....well I have been asked to be a Designer for Sew Sweet!
    I am so chuffed to be asked to design for Emma! We have worked together in the past and it is fab to be in touch with her again and working together.

    Not heard of Sew Sweet?? Well her online store is a delictable treasure trove of buttons, ribbon, felt, brads and fabulous findings.

    The image is a digi from Mo Manning and the papers are Bo Bunny. The digi is from a set called the Diaper Crew. Love them and are perfect for baby cards. The image is coloured with copics ( I will leave a list at the bottom of this post).


    So on this card I have used lots of lovely products you can buy over at Sew Sweet.
    The card is finished with machine stitching and a little bit of distressing. The sentiment is computer generated. Please forgive me for the little blob on her arm. I was crafting late at night and I was kindly brought a glass of wine and a drop spilt on my image. Now normally I would scrap it and start again...but time was against me! Doh....!!

    Now I hope you will all hop on over and have a browse through Emma's shop 'Sew Sweet' and also go have a look at her blog and become a follower. I know she has a little 'Friday Freebie' planned for tomorrow!

    I look forward over the next few weeks to share with lots of the lovely things Emma has to offer!

    This card will be appearing in my Etsy shop very soon.....with a brand new image, minus the wine blob!

    I have also listed a bunch of stamps over on E-bay if anyone is interested in a bargain!

    Back soon,

    Judy
    Copics used:
    Skin: E000, E00, E11, E13 R20, R21
    Nappy and Bow: R81, R83, R85, R89
    Ground: C00, C1, C3, C5

    Tuesday, 7 June 2011

    Some Odd Girl

    Hiya Folks!

    Just popping by with a brand new favourite stamp company of mine!! Quixotic Paperie has started stocking some new stamps from 'Some Odd Girl'...so I just had to grab a few! A new discovery for me. I love her style so much....Kristy (the illustrator) made my chibi and I bought a gorgeous print from her Etsy shop to go in my craft room!

    Talking of Etsy...this little card will be for sale over there very shortly!

    This is the first one I have had a chance to colour and is called 'Balloon Kaylee' and you have the chance to get her with 10% off until tomorrow!

    She is coloured with copics and I have added a couple of touches with a white opaque pen. The papers are Echo Park 'Little Boy' Collection Kit.  Which is gorgeous for funky girl's cards too!

    The sentiment comes with the stamp and I have added a little seam binding and a button and twine to finsh. And of course the usual machine stitching....would be bare without it!

    Don't forget the 2nd Birthday Celebrations at Quixotic Paperie!

    SPECIAL ANNIVERSARY OFFER!
    1st June 2011 to midnight on 8th June 2011
    10% Off Throughout the Store!
    (Offer does not stack with existing offers or discount coupons and does not apply to Gift Certificates)
    Back on Thursday with some exciting news!!!

    Judy x

    Friday, 3 June 2011

    A Quixotic CASE study!



    Hiya folks,

    Today is going to be a busy day. It is Sports Day for my kiddos and for the first time in many years....it is going to be warm AND sunny! Woo hoo...suncream here we come!

    In the morning I watch my youngest two and then in the afternoon I watch my eldest. Will I wear my trainers and give it a go in the Mother's race...I do have a title to defend.???

    So a real quickie here from me. Today;'s card is a CASE ( Copy and Share Everything!) study of the most exquisetely talented Chris dark from Sketching Stamper. When I saw here post this card a few weeks ago I mentally stored if for one day to ahve a try at this!

    So I first of all stamped 'Giddy Up Horsey' from Belles and Whistles onto kraft cardstock. I then coloured the image rely with prisma pencils.  I added a couple of eyelets and some doodles with a white ink pen.I used Go Kreate dies to create the wavy card shapes. The flowers are from a Sizzix die with a gorgeous acrylic bead in the centre.

    Thank you Chris for allowing me to CASE your card!

    Judy x

    Thursday, 2 June 2011

    Chibi'd and Classes!

    A little bit newsy today !

    Firstly I was very excited to get my Chibi! Now if any of you don't know what I am talking about yet....then
    have a look here.

    The very talented Kristy from ''Some Odd Girl' Stamps drew this from a photo of me. I love how I look about 22......no grey hair, wrinkles anymore. I am going to stay youthful for a loooooooooong time to come!

    Secondly I just want give a wee shout out for the class I will be taking next Saturday 11th June @ Simply Create, Alford.

     The class is ALMOST full ...but I think there are a couple of wee places left.

    The class starts at 1:30 and for a couple of hours we will be having relaxed fun with prisma pencils and some gorgeous My Minds Eye papers. At the end you will come away with a couple of beautiful handmade cards.

    Sound like fun? The give Jacqui a call on.......01975564010

    Thanks guys,

    Back soon,
    Judy x

    Wednesday, 1 June 2011

    Happy Birthday to you!

    Today is an exciting day!  Why?  It marks the 2nd Anniversary for Quixotic Paperie

    2 years ago on 1st June 2009, Elaine (Quixotic Cards) took the leap and opened an online craft store selling a small selection of crafty stash.  Now, the store features stamps from favourite companies around the world, lots of pretty papers and embellishments and other papercrafting favourites. 

    To celebrate this year, we have a month filled with fun!  Stick with us as we show off projects featuring products from around the store, bring you tutorials and tips, and throw the spotlight on some of the awesome stamp companies in stock at Quixotic Paperie!  There will be prizes along the way (and a big one at the end of the month), so you won't want to miss a thing!

    To get the ball rolling, this week there is a birthday special offer at Quixotic Paperie:

    1st June to 8th June 2011
    10% Off Throughout The Store!
    (This does not stack with existing sale offers or discount coupons, and does not include Gift Certificates.)

    Plus, the Design Team are all showing off their favourite creations from their time so far with Quixotic Paperie!
    Pay a visit to the rest of the team to see a round up of their favourite makes.

    * ANNIKA * ELAINE * JUDY *
     * KIM C * KIM D * MARY * ROWENA *

    I have several of my favourite Quixotic Paperie Makes to share! I had a lot of fun browsing through the past couple of years....how tough it was to pick just the 5 :)


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    Thanks for your visit! I hope you have the time to visit the other DT members favourites!

    Judy x

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