Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Quixotic Paperie Celebratory Blog Hop.......

Today is the 1st Anniversary of the
Quixotic Paperie online store,
and we're having a celebratory blog hop!
 If you're already following the hop,
 you should have hopped over here from

If not, then hop back to the beginning at the
You won't want to miss a stop,
as in addition to lots of fantastic inspiration,
there will be prizes awarded! 
 (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!
Congratulations Elaine!!!

Ok now for my contribution to the blog hop:
(Of course I went with this Belles and Whistles image!)

She is the perfect image for birthdays!
I have made a single cupcake box to
put in my cupcake! (Sorry about
the frosting but it was so hot it
was flopping!! LOL)

My card follows the gorgeous sketch
from Double Dutch! I of course have
doused my card with Distress inks again!

I have colored with distress inks
and twinkling H20's. The paper is
from October Afternoon and the
pearls are from Melissa Frances.
Sentiment is a rub-on.
Thank you so much for joining us on the hop!
Your next stop is
Congrats again Elaine and best wishes for
another fabulous year!!
Thanks again so much for stopping by
and have a wonderful day!!!


Maria Therese said...

Soooooooooooooo gorgeous!!!

Helene said...

Hi Kathy,

Your gift set is really gorgeous. I love your paper and the BnW stamp is so great.

Happy first blogaversary to you and all the DT members and thanks for this stunning blog hop.


Julye said...

Pretty in pastals perfect for cupcakes thanks for sharing Julye

Sweetpz said...

great card and box! i love the colours! and that cupcake looked soooo yummy! lol


jules said...

oh! wow how gorgeous!!!!

secret scrapbooker said...

Gorgeous makes :0)
Kate x

Andria said...

Wow that cup cake lokks delicious, I love your card and matching gift box, xuch a wonderful gift.

Andria said...

Wow that cup cake lokks delicious, I love your card and matching gift box, xuch a wonderful gift.

Lilian said...

Beautiful coloring and love your color combo as always!

Faerielore said...

WOW !!!! where do i begining this is amazin !!!! not only is this card and cake box stunning but look at those cakes YUM !!!!!! xxxx

kim-paperbabe said...

Oooohhh Kathy this is stunning, I love these papers and totally love your shabby chic touch, wonderful card and gorgeous image!!! HuGs Kim :)

Ingrid said...

O, I love your giftset! I'm thinking about coloring with distress ink for quiet a time now. And everytime I see how you color, I think it's fab.
Hugs ingrid

Mirabelka said...

so lovely!

melissa75 said...

What a fabulous box and card - truly scrumptious!!!

Elaine aka Quixotic said...

Oh wow Kathy, this is utterly gorgeous!!!! That cupcake looks yummy!

Thank you so much for joining us in the hop, it has truly made my day!

Sandra said...

that cupcake looks yummy! :-)
love the box for it, looks great!
Hugs Sandra

loftylass said...

Beautiful...the papers...the colouring... and the box is gorgeous. Actually the flower on the card looks a little like 'frosting' did you make it or is it bought.

Peggy said...

Happy Birthday Quixotic Paperie !!!!!!

Awesome card and cupcake box ....and yummmmmmmmmmmmmmy !!!!

Peggy xx

Melly said...

Just stunning! Love the lil set you have made and everything matches just so fably!!
Happy Anniversary QP!!
Melly xxx

debby4000 said...

Oh so adorable Kathy, wonderful gift set.

♥Rach♥ said...

Your box and card are so cute Kathy! I really love the papers and colors, what an adorable set :0)

Judy's Crafty Moments said...

Your work adn your colouring are utterly adorable. You continue to be such a source of inspiration! Love your card and your box!!! GORGEOUS!!

Hugs Judy xx

xxxtglxxx said...

Oh yum! :) what a gift set, and what a fantastic card! I love it :) The stamp is adorable, and I love all the colours xx


craftyb said...

gorgeous card...love the cute image and your papers and colour combo are fab! bx

Maris said...

Hi Kathy, love your new projects, love the colors xx

Anne B. said...

So beautiful! Love the papers you have used.

Wilfreda said...

Love these. Now I am craving a cupcake :)

Elaine said...

Both the card and the box are stunning - and the cakes look very yummy too!
Love Elaine xx

Riet said...

What a beautiful card and box Kathy,i love your image and the colours.
So gorgeous papers.

Hugs Riet.xx

Cassie_lu said...

love the soft colors. the whole set is amazing and sweet

Cindy H. said...

Love that sweet card and beautiful box!! Beautiful coloring! tfs

Tracy said...

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

Becky said...

Beautiful!!! love the card and box.

Hilde said...

Beautiful card!

Denise said...

What a great card Kathy! Love that image and those papers you've used are just lovely!

Julie said...

Wonderful gift set and beautiful card, especially!! Love your edge distressing and the papers you've used!! Juliexx

ribenaruby said...

What a delicious yummy creation, wonderful project,all matching!

jan farnworth said...

love your card and the cute matching box.

craft_princess said...

Gorgeous image, great colors and love the papers!

Distressed Miss said...

Really beautiful. Love your colour choices.

Louise said...

lovely gift set and love the look of that cupcake!!

Kim Dellow said...

Wow Kathy! That is just gorgeous - and cakes as well? Wow! Yummy - all of it looks good enough to eat :) Kim

Jodi said...

Kathy she is adorable and I love this image too!! Wonderful card and box!
Jodi =)

Net said...

Love the card, but the cupcake... yummy!

kelly said...

Wow card is great love the papers and image and that cake looks delicous,it wouldnt even make in inside the box i`m afraid.

Terry said...

Hiya Kathy, congratulations on the blogoversary on Quixotic wowie....a year has past allreay....hope on many more to come...Thanks for sharing youre fabulous box and youre card, wow...love the image it is tooo darn cute.....WOw....
Hugs Terry xxxx

Kim said...

WOW Kathy this is so gorgeous hun!!! Stunning work! And your cupcakes look delicious!!! :)
Hugs~ Kim

Dot said...

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

Helen said...

Beautiful card and I love the cupcake box!

Helen x

fi's cards and crafts said...

wow...these are really pretty...your box is so perfect!!


Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

i'm with maria.... sooooooooooooooo gorgeous!

Paula said...

I love the way those flowers on card & box look like the cupcake frosting. Brilliant & the box is just stunning too. Paula (PEP)

Mina said...

gorgeous card Kathy...I love this B&W's stamp and shes next on my list
Mina xxx

Mary Lou said...

Adorable--beautiful-- SWEET :))
Perfect set and cupcakes are so appropriate for celebrations!!
happy Anniversary Quixotic Paperie!!
Blessings of thanks

Tracey said...

Wow! Gorgeous work!!

Eulanda said...

Ooooh this image is so sweet! I like your many layers on your card. Just gorgeous!

A said...

very cute box. really like your paper choices

Christa said...

What a lovely creations !! Christa.

Marion said...

Just stunning. Love the card and the cupcake box. Terrific colourway and the image is just perfect. Nice looking cupcake too.

Marimer said...

¡¡¡Genial!!!, preciosos.

Crafty Jenn said...

Very gorgeous! Such a neat idea to make a matching box!

<3 Jenn

Katinka said...

Hello Kathy,

your birthday set ist so very adorable and absolutely fantastic!!! Wonderful colors and papers you used!! Perfect!

Wish you a wonderful week!
Greetings from Germany

Maureen said...

Kathy - WOW!! What a totally fabulous set!! Love your distressed style and your coloring is to die for as always!!

loyaz said...

What an awesome combination. Great job. Happy anniversary

Sammibug said...

Too cute!

Nicole Brenna said...

So neat i love the gift box...I need to make something like that

Elise said...

Ah yesss!!! Kathy is sooo YUMMY!!!! GORGEOUS as always! Your choice of colors are always so FABULOUS and must I say? I love your distressing technique! It's so shabby chic and BEAUTIFUL! Your coloring is FLAWLESS and it's always a true pleasure to see what you create next!!!! STUNNING work!!! ;)


Annika said...

Wonderful card, lovethe layout and the paper treatment, looks so beautifully soft and vintage. Gorgeous colouring!

Shazza said...

these are gorgeous and your cupcake looks yummy!
Love the colouring and the papers are delish!

Mags said...

Wow! That is a fantastic gift set! Just gorgeous!

Delphine said...

What a gorgeous set! So beautiful! Hugs Delphine xx

Nic said...

Simply beautiful!

angeleef said...

This is one amazing card! I absolutely love it!
** Evi **

Kat said...

This is lovely Kathy. That image is really sweet and I love the DP.

Kat x

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