Friday, 23 July 2010

Quixotic Paperie & SCACD Viva Decor Blog Hop!

For those of you who stop by here regularly, you will know that Elaine has recently added the Viva Decor product line to Quixotic Paperie. Well, the Quixotic Paperie Design Team have all fallen in love with Viva Decor, and so we're having a little blog hop to celebrate!

We're super excited that the fantastic Susana's Custom Art & Card Design Design Team are joining us for this hop! Susana is a good friend of Elaine's and SCACD has become like an international sister store to Quixotic Paperie! We're collaborating on some crafty adventures, and hopefully this is the first of many!

We hope you will join us on this hop and be inspired in ways to use the Viva Decor product range! You will also have the chance to win some fabulous candy - both Elaine and Susana will be giving away a pack of the most popular Viva Decor Pens (Ice White Pearl Pen, Holographic Glitter Liner and the Clear Gloss Gel Pen).  All you have to do to win is answer a question at each store blog - 1 entry at each STORE blog per person please! Both blog candy draws will close on 31st July 2010.

In the UK/Europe you can find Viva Decor products at Quixotic Paperie. If you're in the US/Canada then Susana carries the Viva Decor range at Susana's Custom Art & Card Design.

So, onto the hop! You should have hopped over here from Carolyn Bounds. If not, you might want to pop over to the Quixotic Paperie Store Blog and start from the beginning!

For my card I have used the adorable Elisabeth Bell for SCACD Heartstrings stamp (this stamp is also available in the US from Susana's Custom Art & Card Design):


I used my Viva Decor Glitter Liner in Bronze to extend the branches of the cherry blossom trees of the DP and to highlight the girl's shoes, dress and birdhouse, and finally added some tiny glitter 'pearls' around the nestie shape.  I used my Viva Decor Pearl Pen in Ice White to add centres to the middle of the tiny Prima pink flowers and also to add detail to the punched butterflies.





Full list of supplies available to buy at Quixotic Paperie and/or SCACD:

Elisabeth Bell for SCACD Heartstrings 
(available from Quixotic Paperie and SCACD)
Viva Decor Glitter Liner in Bronze  
(available from Quixotic Paperie and SCACD)
Viva Decor Pearl Pen in Ice White 
(available from Quixotic Paperie and SCACD)
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink Pad 
(available from Quixotic Paperie and SCACD)
Crate Paper Pink Plum Collection Kit 
(available from Quixotic Paperie and currently 15% off!)
Bow-Easy TM Bow Tying Template
(available from Quixotic Paperie and SCACD)

So now it's time for you to continue the hop and hop your way over to Anki Bargman.  But of course I'd be ever so grateful if you left me a comment first! *wink*

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:

1. Sweet Stop Sketch Challenge #65 - I have followed the fab sketch, but I've just realised that I haven't used a tag- oops! Hope that's still okay!

Thank you so much for taking the time to pop by today, and I hope you enjoy our little hop!

Hugs,

27 comments:

  1. I love your card. Very nice colors!

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  2. Stunning, stunning and stunning! Love all the details! Wishing you a wonderful weekend. Kramis - Anki

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  3. You are just so talented Simmone :0) LOVE this! What beautiful colors and papers and your image is adorable and colored so beautifully!

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  4. Sem this is so beautiful hun! WOW gorgeous work with the Viva!!! Absolutely stunning creation hun! Happy Hop!
    Hugs~ Kim

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  5. beautiful card and love the centers of the flowers and the bling on her shoes

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  6. This is really beautiful, Simonne!! Lovely colors and embellies and your coloring is amazing!!
    Love the effect of the Viva's!!
    Hugs, Randi WS ;)

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  7. How pretty!! Love how you used the Viva Decor pen to extend the branches!! TFS

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  8. Hiya Sem, Happy Friday!!! Hope you are having a great week gf!!!! Let me just say this card is stunning!!! I LOVE this image!! The way you did her shoes, the birdhouse, and these colors are ROCKIN!!! BEAUTIFUL, STUNNING and Gorgeous creation sweetie!!!!

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  9. Such a beautiful card, I love your colouring!

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  10. wow Sem, I love how you used the Viva Decor , such a beautiful details on your paper.

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  11. Ohhh wowww Sem,What a wonderful card,i love the image and the colours.
    So gorgeous papers and the details.

    Hugs Riet.xx

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  12. Happy Friday Sem!! You sure are starting off the weekend with one stunning creation!! I so love everything about it!! Stunning layout and colors!! Your image is darling and so beautifully colored!! The added butterflies, branches, and flowers just add so much. Wowzer girl!!
    Have a great weekend!
    hugs,
    Chris

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  13. WOW, Sem... this is GORGEOUS! She's such a cutie. You've added some awesome details with the glitter liner and pearl pens. Your design and dp you've used are amazing!!!

    Have a great weekend!
    Love and hugs ~
    Lori

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  14. Gorgeous card Sem. A very sweet image and beautifully coloured. Fab papers too.
    I love the Viva Decor pens. I'd tried perfect pearls before but I always manage to make such a mess with them, but my Viva pearl pen is a dream to use, love it!
    Love Elaine xx

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  15. I love your card! It is so beautiful with those colors and papers and the pens you used. really awesome.

    tfs
    bobbi

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  16. Beautiful!! I just love her shoes!!

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  17. this is just AMAZING i absolutely love the branches you made!!!

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  18. Oh WOW, Sem! This is incredible!!! I love how you used the product for the branches and flowers~so beautiful and clever! GORGEOUS coloring of tha sweet image too:)

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  19. Hey Sem
    Thanks so much for your contribution to the combo hop :o)
    Hearts and Hugs
    Susana

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  20. Spectacular!! Love that bronze detail--very beautiful!!!
    Your card is gorgeous!!
    Blessings

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  21. so beautiful, love the glitter liner branches and shoes
    x

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  22. Love what you did with the butterflies and shoes!

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  23. Another fabulous card. i love the way you have done the butteflies. Gorgeous colouring as always

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  24. Beautiful - gorgeous details and fabulous coloring! Thanks for playing at The Sweet Stop!

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  25. Per-fec-tion! You have really thought the whole design through, beautiful continuity of motifs and design elements! And of course your colouring totally puts me in shame!!!
    Hugs
    Annika

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  26. Just stopping by to say hi and I found this beautiful card. The detail is amazing. I love your color choice and your use of the the Viva Decor Glitter Liner(I might need to purchase one of those).

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Thank you so very much for taking the time to pop by and for leaving me a comment! I hope you have a wonderful day! Hugs, Sem x