Quixotic Paperie Anniversary Blog Hop!!

I am super excited today because I was asked to be a part of an anniversary blog hop to help celebrate Quixotic Paperie's first year in business!! As you know, I am thrilled to call Elaine Hughes, the owner of Quixotic Paperie, my friend AND one of my Krafty Girls!! I am thrilled to be able to celebrate with her today!!

If you arrived here from Kathy's blog, then you are right where you should be! If you just happened to stop by here today and would like to start the hop from the beginning, just head over to the store blog.....don't worry.....I'm not going anywhere....I'll wait here for ya! heehee! You won't want to miss a stop, as in addition to lots of fantastic inspiration, there are some prizes up for grabs (full details on the Quixotic Paperie Blog).

Quixotic Paperie was started on June 1st 2009 by Elaine Hughes. Having been an avid crafter (and craft shopper!) for a number of years, Elaine wanted to share her passion and see where it might take her - so, Quixotic Paperie was born! Since then, the store has grown, and now stocks a fabulous range of rubber stamps from around the world: The Greeting Farm, Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps, SCACD Stamps, Paper Makeup Stamps, Belles 'n Whistles, the Mo Manning for Stamping Bella range, Stempelglede and more! In addition, the store carries a large range of charms and embellishments, and a host of gorgeous papers for all your crafty projects! If Elaine loves it, you will probably find it at Quixotic Paperie!

In November 2009 the Quixotic Challenges blog was started, where you can find weekly inspiration from the wonderful Quixotic Paperie Design Team, and join in for the chance to win a monthly prize. It has been a fabulous and wonderfully crafty year and here's to another one and hopefully many more to follow!



For my card, I used the gorgeous Gabrielle from the Kraftin' Kimmie tea party release! This is actually a birthday card for my Momma (her birthday was actually May 30th but I wasn't able to be there with her but this card is on it's way to her....she knows it's coming, so no surprise there!). I pulled out some lovely and sparkly princess papers from Best Creation and some coordinating Bazzill cardstocks. I stamped Gabrielle on Neenah cardstock using Memento ink and coloured her up with my Copics. I used my new Nesties and sponged around the frame while she was still in there with some purple chalk ink to give the image a nice glow. I added the sentiment which is from our Tea Sentiments set. I found these lovely big flowers and ric rack that matches, added some lovely filigree bead caps and attached them with silver brads. Now I think she's ready for a party, don't you??



Congratulations to you ELAINE!!! I'm so thrilled that you asked me to join you in this celebration!!

Thank YOU for hopping by and now you need to hop over to Tasha's blog!!

Happy kraftin'!!

67 comments:

Helene said...

Hi Kim,

Great card!

Happy first blogaversary to you and all the DT members.

Hugs
Hélène

Julye said...

Bet your mum loves her card and would be proud to think you shared it with so many of us. Thanks for sharing Julye

Sweetpz said...

love the card!!! anything purple, i love =) thanks for sharing =)

hugs
juli

jules said...

another gorgeous card!love the image!!!!

secret scrapbooker said...

Lovely card :0)

Andria said...

Oooooo I love your crd, the colours and your colouring are fab, great work.

Faerielore said...

FAB card !!!!! such a lovely kimmie image and the sentiment is perfect xxxxx

kim-paperbabe said...

Magnificent card Kimmie, the colours are fantastic and the Fabulous image makes me smile! HuGs Kim :)

Mirabelka said...

so cute!

melissa75 said...

I love the colours that you've used - those papers are so pretty too!

Elaine aka Quixotic said...

Fabulous card, Kimmie! And I bet your mum LOVES it. :)

Thank you so much for joining us in the hop, it has truly made my day! And thank you for letting me be a Krafty Girl and stock your fantastic stamp line, it has been so much fun working with you!

Sandra said...

fab Card, love that you stamped on the blossom and colored it at the edges.
Hugs, Sandra

Peggy said...

Happy Birthday Quixotic Paperie !!!!!!

Lovely sweet card !!!!

Peggy xx

Melly said...

Oh this is just lovely! Love all the colours you went for! Perfect sweet lil card!!
Happy Anniversary QP!!
Melly xxx

♥Rach♥ said...

Very cute card, you used that stamp so well, she's so cute!

Judy's Crafty Moments said...

Just love the card! The image is fab and the flowers are just beautiful! Hugs Judy xx

xxxtglxxx said...

I love KK images! and I love Quixotic (our way to get a KK fix in the UK) :)
Beautiful and stunning card Kim. Thanks so much for all your inspiration, comments and blog, and thank you for sharing xx hugs xx

craftyb said...

cute image...such a pretty card! bx

Maris said...

Hi Kim, love the kimmie stamp and the coloring xx

Anne B. said...

Happy anniversary to you all!

Wilfreda said...

Very pretty card.

Cassie_lu said...

great card

Tracy said...

Brilliant creation and a fab hop too.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Becky said...

Fabulous card. Happy blogaversary..

Hilde said...

Beautiful card!

Denise said...

What a great card Kimmie! I do so love your images. Just have to get me some more!! :)

Julie said...

Beautiful - she looks adorable in her purple dress!!! Huge fan of the Moonlight girls!! Juliexx

ribenaruby said...

Super creation, wishing the whole team a brilliant time!

ribenaruby said...

Super creation, wishing the whole team a brilliant time!

jan farnworth said...

cute

craft_princess said...

Super cute!

Distressed Miss said...

Gorgeous card Kim. I just love all of your designs. The colours on this one are fab , I'm sure your mum will be thrilled.
Hugs
Clare
x

Louise said...

lovely card and fab image x

Net said...

Oh wow what a super image! I love your card its fantastic!

Kim Dellow said...

It's so gorgeous Kim, she is fabulous and I just love your colours. Your Mum will just love it. Kim

kelly said...

love the papers there gorgeous as is the image.lovely card.

Terry said...

Hiya Kim congratulations on the first blogoversary on Quixotic wow.....Thanks for sharing youre fabulous card and the wonderfull coloring that you did on the cute stamp...wow.....
Hugs Terry xxx

Kim said...

Kimmie this is beautiful hun! Gorgeous color combo and of course gotta love that beautiful Kraftin' Kimmie stamp! :)
Hugs~ Kim

Dot said...

Cute cards thanks for sharing.Love the colours you`ve used too. hugs Dorte

Helen said...

Another cute card and more great inspiration!

Helen x

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

oh she's fabulous! love her hair too!

fi's cards and crafts said...

gorgeous card...I'm sure your mum will love it.

Fi

Paula said...

Love how the flowers are picked out from the design paper & it all co-ordinates so well.
Paula (PEP)
http://pepcraftchallexp.blogspot.com/

Mina said...

shes fabulous Kimmie, stunning colouring (of course) and I love those colours for her
Mina xxx

Mary Lou said...

Pretty pretty pretty Kim!!! Love those colors together and your image is colored perfectly!!
Happy Anniversary Quixotic Paperie!!
Blessings of thanks

Cheryl said...

Lovely Kim I love these stamps and your colouring is beutiful

Tracey said...

A beautiful card Kimmie!!

Eulanda said...

What a great card! She's so sweet and I like you background paper.

A said...

love the shiny background paper

Christa said...

Lovely card !! Christa.

Marion said...

Fabulous card and gorgeous image. Love the colourway and fab layout.
Marion

Crafty Jenn said...

Great card Kimmie! Gabrielle is my latest fav!....that is until I buy some of the new released KK stamps!

Nice stop on the hop. TFS!
<3 Jenn

Anonymous said...

Very cute!

Mary J said...

Hello Kim - I love your stamps and your mum is super cool!

Katinka said...

Helli Kim,

you card is so gorgeous! Fantastic colors and coloring! I love it!

Have a nice week!
Greetings from germany
Katrin

Maureen said...

Your card is just so pretty and LOVE that adorable image!!

loyaz1@wbhsi.net said...

Gorgeous paper. You did a super job on this creation. Happy anniversary
DianeL
loyaz1@wbhsi.net

Sammibug said...

Love the purple! My Favorite color!

Lim said...

Kimmie,

I just saw the new stamps on your store...oh boy, the new collection is gorgeous!. I just placed a new order.
Happy first blogaversary to you and all your DT members. :))
Hugs,
LIM :))

Melissa said...

Love your coloring! Very cute card--really like the pink coral color!

Nicole Brenna said...

Very cool card but I am so impressed that you have had almost half a million visitors...jeepers

Annika said...

Awwwww, love the image and the colouring, beautiful blending with just right amount of texture! Gorgeous layout and those flowers really made me drool!!!
Hugs
Annika

Shazza said...

this is great, love the image
x

Mags said...

That's a great card! I love the Kraftin' Kimmies, they have such great expressions on their faces! Fab!

Delphine said...

Gorgeous card, Kim! And I like your stamps so much... Hugs Delphine xx

Nic said...

Fantabulous card!
Nxxx

Kat said...

Love your colouring and that DP is gorgeous.

Kat x

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