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Tuesday, 1 June 2010

Quixotic Paperie Anniversary Hop!!


It's the first anniversary of one of my most favourite on-line stores today, Quixotic Paperie, so you can imagine how thrilled I was when Elaine asked me to join in the celebrations as a friend of Quixotic!!  Yep, we're having a blog-hop - yaaayyhhhh!!

If you're already following the hop, you should have hopped over here from  Kim's Blog.  If 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: 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!  Now here's my card to wish Elaine a very Happy Birthday/Anniversary and you'll see what a big fan I am when you look at the list of all the elements I used that you can get at QP!!
The Moonlight Whisper girls from Kraftin Kimmie are amongst my all time fave images and of course these are available at Quixotic.  Elaine also stocks Basic Grey papers - I've used papers from the Lemonade pack here.  The gorgeous little half-pearls are also from Elaine - as it was a special occasion I persuaded myself to go to town with them and I always know where I can get more from!!  Elaine also has a great selection of pins, one of which is the heart shaped pin which I've used here.  You can also see the raffia ribbon accross the centre which was from QP and just one of a range of colours.  What you can't see as it's hidden by the ribbon bow, is the metal flower centre - you, guessed it, another Paperie purchase!!  And finally onto that bow - I made this 3-looped bow with the fabby Bow-Easy which Elaine stocks and is a must have in your crafty tool box!!  A bit of a haul eh!!!

There will be THREE prizes awarded to celebrate the anniversary. To be in with a good chance of winning, people should comment at every stop, as the winners will be drawn randomly from all the comments. Full details of the prizes can be found at the start of the hop on the Quixotic Paperie Store Blog. The draw will take place on Sunday 6th June.


Thank you for joining us on the hop! Your next stop is at Kathy's blog - I'm sure she'll have something totally inspiring to show you, along with the rest of the fantastic line up of bloggers on the hop!  Enjoy!!


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61 comments:

jules said...

Hi Julie what a stunning card!!!!!!i love the image and the ribbon looks beautiful!!!!!,thanks for stopping by my blog i appreciate it!!!x

Helene said...

Hi Julie,

I whish you and the team a happy first anniversary.
Thanks for this great hop, it's full of ideas and inspiration.

Hugs
Hélène

Julye said...

Busy card and a busy fun hop too thanks for sharing Julye

Sweetpz said...

yummy card!!! i love everything about it! LOL the paper, the stamps, the pearls, ribons, pins =)

hugs
juli

secret scrapbooker said...

Fab card :0)

Faerielore said...

LOVE this card hun, Kimmies are the best !!!! and your bow looks FAB !!!!! really must try one of those easy bow thingys the results are gorgeous xxxx

Andria said...

Such a lovely colourful and fun card, I love those images too and your colouring really does it justice :)

Craftypagan said...

What a bright fun card Julie! I LOVE it!

kim-paperbabe said...

Fabulous card Julie, love the fun bright colours and adorable image!!! HuGs Kim :)

melissa75 said...

Love the ribbon and pretty pins - lovely card.

Elaine aka Quixotic said...

Super fabulous!!! Love it! And loving all the pearls. *grin*

Thank you so much for joining us in the hop, and for all your support for QP! Truly appreciated!

Sandra said...

fab Card, like all the decoration on it!
Hugs, Sandra

Peggy said...

Hi Julie,

Happy Birthday Quixotic Paperie !!!!!!
And wow what a stunning card you have made , love everything about it !!!!

Peggy xx

Melly said...

Wow wow wow! Love it!! The colours are just fab and the all the detail just sets it off brilliantly hee!!
Happy Anniversary QP!!
Melly xxx

♥Rach♥ said...

So cute! Love the pretty colors you picked and the image is adorable! All the pearls are a great touch too :0)

xxxtglxxx said...

Gorgeous! Beautiful detailing, so glamorous! I love this image, and your colours are fabulous. A card with real 'wow' factor! xx
TFS and happy blogversary :) hugs alison

craftyb said...

gorgeous card Julie....love how you've coloured this cute image...love this BG paper! bx

Maris said...

Hi Julie, what a colorfull card this is, love it xx

Anne B. said...

Lovely, bright color combination.

Wilfreda said...

So bright and pretty. I love Kraftin Kimmie Stamps.

Ginny said...

Love that Kraftin Kimmie stamp!

Cassie_lu said...

what a fun card

Tracy said...

A wonderful creation and a fab hop too.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Hilde said...

Beautiful card!

Denise said...

Great card Julie! Love the colors and all the special stuff you've added!

ribenaruby said...

Gorgeous creation, lovley colours and fab sentiment, thanks for sharing, I think I must be near to the end!

jan farnworth said...

love it.

craft_princess said...

Very cool! Like all the pearls!

Distressed Miss said...

Great card. I'm a huge fan of Kraftin Kimmie and ProMarkers what more could a girl need!!!. Love your colours and all of your embellies.
Hugs
Clare
x

Louise said...

what a fun card, such bright colours x

Kim Dellow said...

Beautiful Julie, what gorgeous colours, just lovely and love all those pearls. Kim

Net said...

Oh I love that card! The paper is just gorgeous!

kelly said...

Great card really cheerful colours you have used.

Terry said...

Hiya Julie....congratulations on the blogoversary on Quixotic wow......a year has past allready...and offcourse many years to follow...Love youre card and yep Kimmi is great, love the way you colored her....thanks for sharing sweetie Hugs Terry xxxx

Kim said...

Julie this is gorgeous hun! What a fantastic card! Your coloring is stunning and love all of the elements you have added to your beautiful card!
Hugs~ Kim

Dot said...

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

Helen said...

Another great card - this is a great blog hop!

Helen x

fi's cards and crafts said...

what a lovely colourful ard...love that bow!!

Fi

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

beautiful. love all the bling!~

Paula said...

This is so unusual & I love the brightness of it. Paula (PEP) http://pepcraftchallexp.blogspot.com/

Mina said...

oooohhhhh fabulous card Julie I love the colours and the bow is gorgeous
Mina xxx

Mary Lou said...

Great card julie--it is pearlishcious (not sure if that is a word):) Really like the image, colors and brighness of your card!!
happy anniversary Quixotic Paperie!!
Blessings of thanks

Tracey said...

Love love love your card! Gorgeous!!

Eulanda said...

OMG HOW FUN IS THIS CARD?!! I love the bright colors and the pearls around everything. BLING! My kinda gal!!
hugs!
Eulanda

A said...

particularly like the pearly things

Christa said...

What a lovely card ! Thanks for the inspiration , Christa.

Marion said...

Fabulous card. Nice and bright and zingy. Love the image.
Marion

Crafty Jenn said...

Cute Julie! Love the pink and green combo, and KK stamps are one of my favs. Thanks for the nice stop on the hop!

<3 Jenn

Katinka said...

Hi Julie,

woooow! Your card is amazing, stunning...! Fantastic colorcombination with lots of wonderful details- great!!

Have a nice week!
Greetings from Germany
Katrin

Maureen said...

So fun! Love that image and all the fabulous 'bellies!

loyaz said...

What a lot of work. Great job. Happy anniversary
DianeL
loyaz1@wbhsi.net

Sammibug said...

Wow! Stunning!

Kathleen said...

love your kraftin' kimmie card - she's lovely.
nice and bright!
kathleen mc

Nicole Brenna said...

I love it I saved your card so that I could lift it someday soon I will send you a pic when I do

Annika said...

So fun and bright, love the image and your colouring is unbelievably good!!!
Hugs
Annika

Shazza said...

this is gorgeous
x

Delphine said...

Fabulous card, and I just love these Kraftin' Kimmie stamps! Hugs Delphine xx

Mags said...

What a fab card! Lovely colours, and all those patterns really look good together. Fantastic!

Nic said...

Brilliant image. Coloured to perfection.
Nxxx

Kat said...

Great image. Love that DP, it looks very summery.

Kat x

Grenouille Greetings said...

Goodness me - How did I miss so much of your work! Or have you just been a crafting maniac of late. Lovely card, Julie, fab EVERYTHING! Love Lesley x