Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Quixotic Paperie 1st Anniversary blog hop....





Hello, 

Today is the 1st Anniversary of the Quixotic Paperie online store, and they are having a celebratory blog hop!  I have been invited by Elaine to join in as friend of her store.  If you're already following the hop, you should have hopped over here from the incredibly talented  CaroleIf not, then hop back to the beginning at the Quixotic Paperie Store Blog. You won't want to miss a stop, as in addition to lots of fantastic inspiration, there are some prizes on offer (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!  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.
 
 

Here is my card. I have coloured my image with distress ink pads. The glitter is stickles star dust. I have distressed my edges with walnut stain. The sentiment ticket is Tim Holz. The large stars are quickutz and little ones a punch. 




Thank you for joining us on the hop!  Your next stop is the amazingly talented Rosette.

love
kim x 
 
 

117 comments:

heidy said...

Hi kim,beautiful as always!!!
Hugs Heidy

Chris said...

Absolutely beautiful Kim! Such a sweet little girl and I love your gorgeous colouring and design, those flowers and papers are so pretty. Have a good day, hugs, Chris xxx

Cheryl said...

Ohhhh this is GORGEOUS.......such beautiful colouring!!!
Hugs xx

Helene said...

Hi Kim,

Your card is gorgeous like always...
I love your coloring.

I wish you and all the DT members a happy first blogaversary.

Hugs
Hélène

Sweetpz said...

what a lovely card!! sparkles make everything so pretty =)

hugs
juli

Julye said...

Love how the deep red roses lift the red from the background paper, thanks for sharing Julye

Riet said...

So beautiful card Kim,i love the image and the colours.
So gorgeous papers ans details.

Hugs Riet.xx

Maria Therese said...

Gorgeous card Kim!!!

Anne said...

Fantastic!! Another stunner Kim with beautiful, elegant shading and a gorgeous LO! Hugs xxx

jules said...

Hi Kim Stunning card as usual!!!!!

secret scrapbooker said...

Love your card, great colouring :0)
Kate x

*Ellen* said...

ohhh what a sweetie on that beautiful caard

Juls said...

this is gorgeous, so soft and pretty..and a really elegant layout! Love it!! Hugs Juls

Andria said...

Oooooooo WOW what a totally stunning creation, it's beautiful.

mustavcoffee said...

I just love the delicate shading on your little lady, great card as ever,xx

Lilian said...

Gorgeous gorgeous! I really love your soft sweet colors and lovely coloring! Stickled edges need not mentioned (it's an automatic fave of mine) sigh. Okay I am so shopping at Elaine's today - thanks for the push ;)

Penni said...

A stunning card Kim. Love the touch of sparkle.

Happy Birthday Quixotic Paperie!!!

Hugs
Penni
X

Faerielore said...

what a beautiful card, i love the soft colours and this image is gorgeous

kim-paperbabe said...

Awww sweet Kim I haven't been round to bask in your gorgeous creations for ages... your card is precious, such beautiful soft colours!!! Stunning colouring as always and yummy subtle sparkle too!!! HuGs Kim :)

Melodie said...

OMG, Kim, your coloration makes me speechless. Also this card is so beautiful, great compliment.
Hugs
Melodie

Rosette said...

This is so beuatiful Kim!!! Lovely work.. stunning!!! xxx

Karina said...

This is so pretty. Love your little details.

Astrid said...

Ohh Kim Beautiful Beautiful, as always nice coloring and nice paper.
Hugs Astrid

Elise said...

*GASP* Oh Kim!!! Now you KNOW how much I love BnW images don't you?!!! lol!!! This is GORGEOUS, STUNNING, LOVELY, BEAUTIFUL, INCREDIBLE ... I can't find enough words!!! Every time you make something ... whoooooosh .. there I go .. you blow me away!!!! I just finished coloring this little baby up a couple days ago and sigh ... wish you had been here to help me. lol!!!! Kim, your work is AMAZING!!! The colors and the splashes of "popping" colors are WONDERFUL!!!! Love love love it!!!! Truly STUNNING work!
Big Hugs to You!
Elise

Mirabelka said...

absolutely stunning!
perfect color combination!

Elaine aka Quixotic said...

So very beautiful Kim, as always! I adore your soft, sweet style! So perfect with the sweet Belles n Whistles images!

Thank you so much for joining in with the hop, you've made my day! xx

Kristel said...

Again a wonderfull card Kim!

melissa75 said...

Stunning card - I love the bling!

Nannieflash said...

Hi Kim, congratulations on your 1st anniversary for this challenge blog, and your card is stunning, I love your flowers and your image is gorgeous. With love and hugs Shirleyxxxx

Sandra said...

wow, really bautiful! Love how you coloured the image. Have to try that with distressed ink.
Perfect Card!
Hugs, Sandra

Trudy said...

Kim your card is gorgeous like always...
I love your coloring.
Hugs Trudy

loftylass said...

Kim - I think all your cards are mini masterpieces and this one is no exception - your attention to detail is unsurpassed.
hugs
hw
x

Joy said...

Absolutely stunning card Kim, your detail and use of colour are second to none! xx

Yvonne Hagane said...

Wow, this is breathtakingly beautiful!! As always your colors and details are just perfect!
Hugs.

Peggy said...

Hi Kim,

Happy Birthday Quixotic Paperie !!!!!!

What a stunning card ,great image you have used !!!

Peggy xx

Melly said...

This is truly amazing! The colouring is just fab! Your very talented!!
Melly xxx

Vanessa (aka V, Nessa, oldschool) said...

WOW!!!
my word Kim...so elegant!!!

debby4000 said...

Oh so adorable Kim, wonderful image and details.
luv
Debby

♥Rach♥ said...

Love the vintage feel of this! Those purple flowers are just eye-popping and beautiful, love your card :0)

Maris said...

Hi kim, lovely card as always so sweet xx

xxxtglxxx said...

breathtaking! wow xx
Your blog is fantastic, and your cards have such impact and inspiration. I am a follower now :)
Happy blogversary and TFS xx

angelwhispers said...

Fabulous colours Kim!! The image sit perfectly with this beautiful colour combo!!

Love it Chanelle xx

craftyb said...

just adorable Kim...such a sweet image...your colours are so soft and pretty! bx

Anne B. said...

Very elegant card.

Ginny said...

I may have to buy that stamp image of the ticket. Love the coloring on your card!

America said...

oh, this is absolutely gorgeous as are all of your other wonderful works of art. Love this.

Wilfreda said...

So pretty. I love your color choices.

Cathy V. said...

Kim, love the soft colors you chose & the embellishments...spot on! Fantastic job ;)

* Shaz * said...

A beautiful card Kim xx

Cassie_lu said...

a very sweet card and love the touch of sparkle you added to it.

Cindy H. said...

How beautiful!! Your coloring is so lovely! tfs

Tracy said...

True perfection, fab hop too.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Tracey said...

What a very pretty card!!

Hilde said...

Ohh, so beautiful card!

Becky said...

Gorgeous..awesome details.

Denise said...

Oh what a beautiful card, Kim! So soft and wonderful. I love it!!

Julie said...

Wow, Kim this is just so stunning!! Perfect in everyway and those deep purple flowers just set off the softer colours beautifully!! Totally inspiring!! Juliexx

Hanna said...

Oh, Kim, perfect as aways! Totally magical. Love your design and colouring, it's amazing. Adorable details, the bow, the stars, flowers... I could look at this for ages! You never stop amaze me by your incredible talent.
STUNNING!

Lots of hugs,
Hanna

Elisa said...

Beautiful!!.Elisa.x

ribenaruby said...

Lovely creation, happy anniversary to the team, what a fab blog hop, so much to see all fab!

maxine said...

This is so beautiful Kim, I love the colours and how you have coloured the image.

Trish said...

Beautiful!!!

Terry said...

Wowie Kim what an honor to be the friend of Elaine from Quixotic Challenge Blog. Thanks for sharing such a wonderfull and fab card sweetie.....wow I sure love it. I am hopping over to the next blog of Rosette. Thanks hunni. Hugs Terry xxxx

jan farnworth said...

love cupcake one of my favorite bells and whistles images you did a great job on your card. very sweet.

Jannie said...

Ohhhh this is gorgeous Kim,such a sweet image and beautiful colours!!!

Hugs Jannie.

Louise said...

love the soft elegance of the card x

Distressed Miss said...

Another beauty Kim. Your cards never cease to make me go awww they are always beautifully designed, your colouring and colour choice is always perfect and you have an amazing attention to detail. Thanks for all your inspiration.
Hugs
Clare
x

craft_princess said...

Oh my!! This is absolutely gorgeous!!! I love the sparkle and the pop of those purple flowers!!

kelly said...

Beautiful card Kim gorgeous image and lovely colours

Net said...

That's beautiful Kim! I love those pale shades. It looks gorgeous.

Kim Dellow said...

Beautiful Kim, she is so cute, I love the little kitty! Love your colours as always! Kim

Jodi said...

Beautiful card Kim! One of my favorite Belles n' Whistles images!! Just so pretty!!
Hugs
Jodi =)

doris said...

Gorgeous card Kim! Love the coloring and the beautiful details!


xox doris

Kim said...

Kim this is absolutely stunning hun! WOW I love the softness and vintage feel to your card! Fantastic creation!
Hugs~ Kim

Dot said...

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

Helen said...

Another beautiful card - thanks for the inspiration!

Helen x

Judy's Crafty Moments said...

What a beautiful beautiful card! Totally gorgeous in its soft colours. I find it so hard to get that gently coloured look! You are a total inspiration!

Hugs Judy xx

Paula said...

Such lovely colours & I love those flowers - this is a real beauty & I see more & more the longer I look. Glorious image too.
Paula (PEP)
http://pepcraftchallexp.blogspot.com/

fi's cards and crafts said...

this is gorgeous...I love how you have glittered the edges of the paper...very pretty.

Fi
x

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

wow! gorgeous! i love the flower in the center of the bigger flowers! absolutely beautiful!

craftycrafter said...

oh my, you just get better and better, is there no end to your talents, can you tell I love this Dorothy xxx

Anneke said...

your cards are always so special and this one has such beautiful colors again.
love the stamp kim.
hugs

Emily said...

Seriously stunning! I love it!

Mary Lou said...

Awhh so sweet~~this is OVER THE TOP Kim!!! Everything is sooo gorgeous!! Can I ask what you use to make those wonderful leaves--is it a punch, die cut??? The simple flowers sooooo compliment the image without taking from it!
Happy Anniversary to Quixotic Paperie!!
Blessings of thanks

Cheryl said...

beutiful card as always Kim x

Velta said...

Oh Kim...YOU, YOU, YOU!!! That is what my grandson says when he gets excited!!! 21 months old and he just gets better...as you do also Kim...your coloring is making me jealous...think I have told you that before...at any rate...this is exquisite!!!

Eulanda said...

OH GOOD GRIEFNESS! Is that a word? Well today it is cuz WOW this is sooo pretty!! You have colored her perfectly! I'm such a fan of your cards. hee hee
hugs!
Eulanda

Sylvia from Minnesota said...

Kim, I love the soft colors you chose, it's perfect for this gentle image.

A said...

the stickles add the magic touch

Alice Wertz said...

what a beautiful and charming card, Kim!!! gorgeous coloring as always and i love the colors you used!! i LOVE this and I adore that stamp, too! =)

Anne Kristine said...

Oh...my!!! So...so...beautiful card!
Your work is amazing!
Lovely details!
Have a nice day :o)
Hugs Anne

Sarpreet said...

hi, such a gorgeous card, love the layout and colours used.

Christa said...

You make such cute cards ! Thanks for the inspiration ! Love from Holland , Christa.

Annie said...

another fabulous card Kim, so many pretty details with an adorable image.
hugs, annie x

Marion said...

Another fabulous card Kim. Love this one with her cupcake. Love it.
Marion

Annchen said...

Another beautiful and fab card, I love all of them!

Crafty Jenn said...

Simply beautiful! What a pleasant stop on the hop! TFS!

<3 Jenn

Katinka said...

Good mornig Kim!

Hope you and your family are well?
Your card is abslolutely perfect- like all the time ;-) . Amazing coloring in combination with the papers and details make me stunning all the time! Great!!!

Wihs you a wonderful and sunny day!
Hugs
Katrin

BA said...

fantastic kim!! love your colour kombo, I say Kim's colorcombo
xoxo BA

Maureen said...

WOW!! Absolutely gorgeous!! Love everything about this - the papers, the 'bellies, and your coloring is perfection!

loyaz said...

This card is spectacular - great job. Happy anniversary

loyaz said...

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DianeL
loyaz1@wbhsi.net

Sammibug said...

Absolutely Stunning!!!!

Nicole Brenna said...

Beautiful card as always... I really think it couldnt be better

Annika said...

Oh my, you never let down, the colouring just glows and all those precious details ... yum
Hugs
Annika

Nic said...

Simply beautiful. The soft colours are just perfect.
Nxxx

Shazza said...

Hi Kim, this is beautiful, why can't I use my Distress Inks like this???
x

Mags said...

The colours are so lovely, and the cute image is beautifully painted. I will need a lot more practice before mine is anywhere near as good!!

Delphine said...

Wow, this is so beautiful, Kim! Your image is lovely and your colouring with distress inks is amazing! All the details are gorgeous and I love the touch of glitter! Hugs Delphine xx

Kort og Søm said...

Just adorable Kim!! :O)
Have a lovely weekend,
hugs Fredrikke

Kat said...

This is stunning Kim. I love the colours you used and that image is so sweet.

Kat xx

IsaNorris said...

beautiful card Kim
hugs,
isax

Angelwood said...

I love this image! She is so pretty! I love the beautiful embellishing of this card and your mix of papers. Another gorgeous creation, Kim! hugs, Angela

Jill said...

ohh Kim this is beautiful I love the soft colours and the cute image hugs Jill xx

Tasha said...

Oh wow this is gorgeous! What a fabulous colour combo. The stars and ticket are fantastic embellishments
love tasha xx

Moni said...

I love it, fab coloured, great details and so love the image! Hugs;moni

Nicola said...

Amazing colouration of Cupcake, this is one of my favourite stamps. Your papers and details are sheer luxury.
Hugs,
Nicola -x-