16 March 2018

Celebrate - watercolour pencil, shaker

Today I bring you a shaker with a celebratory couple, Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps set Let's Celebrate! The image was coloured with Stampin' Up watercolour pencil and Nuvo Glitter Accents.

12 March 2018

Balloon Birthday - Through the Craftroom Door, gel pen

Today I am bringing you an inspiration card for the Through the Craft Room Door blog challenge. Our sponsor this week is Twinkle Lane.
Twinkle Lane Designs was started in 2015 - created by Suzanne Porter BA (Hons) Graduate in Fashion Enterprise. I have always been creative, I love all types of crafts, sewing, papercraft, drawing. As an avid cardmaker I created Twinkle Lane so I could make unique characters and papers to make wonderful cards.

My card uses the Hot Air Balloon which includes several images and digital papers. I used Gelly Roll pens, Liquid Applique, Glamour Dust, and Distress ink to colour the image and Nuvo embellishment Mousse with die cuts on the background.

11 March 2018

Chick Card - Prismacolour pencil

Buh-Cah! Rise and Shine little chickie.

I used Prismacolour pencils to colour a Bloobel digital stamp to create a quirky fun card.

KAB2 Cake - Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps, ombre, embossing

Woohoo! It's here! It's here!!

Today we are celebrating the 

amazing release of ALL of our 

NEW March Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!!!

in the Krafty Shop!

So let's have a big happy hop around the design team blogs and check them all out in action! Grab a nice hot beverage, sit back and relax while you hop around and enjoy all the amazing creations!!
First up is

....then BIRTHDAY BIANCA....

and lastly....DINO-MITE PALS!

ALL the new sets are NOW available individually BUT if you HAVE to have it ALL, we also have our March Gimme Kimmies Kit which includes all THREE of the new sets together and at a discount! But only for a limited time and while supplies last!

For my card, I used the Kick Assy Birthday set which was part of the Surprise Birthday Kit. The kit also included several other wonderful goodies, some of which I used on my card.

So happy hoppin' and happy shoppin'! Kimmie also as other sets on sale, too, so don't forget to check the Specials section!

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps

09 March 2018

Hot Stuff - die cuts, watercolour, Nuvo Mousse

A breezy bunny is on my card today. I lightly coloured the adorable House Mouse stamp with Distress ink and added it to a panel coloured with Nuvo Mousse and embellished with a fun Simon Says Stamp background die.

08 March 2018

Kick Assy Birthday - Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps sneak peek, shaker card

Welcome, welcome, welcome!

Today we are kickin' off our March Krafty Peeks

at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!

We have a theme for this month's stamp sets and it's a category that every stamper must have in their stash!
We're celebrating BIRTHDAYS!

Today we have a totally SASSY new set
by artist Melissa Baker-Nguyen!!

This totally awesome set comes with a bunch of sassy larger sentiments that work for boys, girls, men or women! There is also a selection of birthday themed images including balloons, stars, cake, candles and ice cream! Just wait 'til you see all the totally different creations today!
Check out this versatile birthday set in action as you hop around the Krafty blogs today! You'll see the list of Krafty design team members and Krafty Guests below and be sure to leave some love at each stop because one lucky commenter is going to WIN a gift voucher to the krafty shop! Plus we're doing a GIVEAWAY of the ENTIRE release on the Krafty Friends facebook page! The winners will be announced at the party so don't miss it!
You'll get to see all the incredible creations for March as the Kraftin' Kimme design team shares them each day this week! Be sure to join us at the LIVE Online Release Party on Saturday afternoon at 1pm EST! We'll be checking out ALL three new clear stamp sets, sharing fabulous creations, giving away prizes and having tons of krafty fun!

This is one of the releases where Kim lets a few of her customers participate as a guest design team member with the Surprise Kit that includes a stamp set for the new release. Oh what a wonderful surprise kit, too. In addition to the fun stamp set, there were patterned papers, sequins, and other embellishments. I only used the sequins on my project that I combined with die cuts to make a shaker card.

Join me in the Kraftin' Kimmie blog hop to see all the other wonderful kreations by the design team and guests. Be sure to leave a comment on each stop because one lucky commenter is going to win a gift voucher to the shop.

01 March 2018

No Bones - Prismacolor pencils

Woof! *mumble mumble* Woof! (Make no bones about it, you're awesome!)

This fun doggy card features a long retired Kraftin' Kimmie Stamp set coloured with Prismacolor pencils.

Sunflowers - Sheepski Designs - Prismacolor pencil

The March theme for Sheepski Designs blog challenge is... Flowers! Andrea has several lovely digital stamps featuring or using flowers. You can choose to use one of them or use any other flower-themed creation to come play with us.

My inspiration project uses the lovely Sunflowers in a framed house decor item. The image, printed on Canson Mi-Tientes, is coloured with Prismacolor pencils and a Distress ink background. The Kaisercraft frame has been coloured with Cosmic Shimmer, Distress crackle paint, and Gilder's Paste.

SheepSki Designs Challenge Blog
SheepSki Designs Etsy shop
SheepSki Designs FaceBook group

26 February 2018

Archie - Through the Craftroom Door - Prismacolor on kraft

Archie is my inspiration project for this week's Through the Craftroom Door blog challenge. The sponsor for this week's challenge is Rick St Dennis.

Rick St. Dennis MFA has been an artist, designer, stage designer and instructor for over 45 years. You can find his full Bio here. His digital stamp images can be found on Zibbet . Inspiration projects from the Rick St.Dennis Elite Design Team can be found on the Sparkle and Glitter blog, or for the darker images on the Airless Chambers blog. Rick also has a personal blog and on Facebook, there is the Rick St.Dennis Digi fans and friends group, where you can showcase your cards and other projects using RSD images to be eligible to win prizes.

23 February 2018

Happy Brrr-thday - watercolour pencil

A snowy day is a good day to make a wintery birthday card. A cute little snow bunny makes a great girly birthday card, pretty in pinks.

My card features an image from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps coloured with Prima Marketing watercolour pencils and embellished with pink plaid paper from Core'dinations, rhinestones from Kaisercraft, and snowflakes from Recollections.

21 February 2018

Clean / Dirty flipper - Through the Craftroom Door - Prismacolor pencil, hose decor

The theme for the March-April web challenge of the Through the Craftroom Door magazine is Mixed Media!

For my project, I made a two-sided flipper for a dishwasher using a chipboard base and characters from Wonderland. The character stamps are Kraftin' Kimmie sets, the die cut letters are Spellbinders, the colouring is Prismacolor pencil, and the chipboard hexagon is Kaisercraft.

The March-April issue of the Through the Craftroom Door magazine is full of articles and tutorials for a wide variety of crafting and card making. My own tutorial on glittered and embossed lace is also in the magazine. If you're not already a subscriber, this might be the month you want to join us! The issue is coming soon!

15 February 2018

#girlpower - Prismacolour pencil

Strong girls make for even stronger women! Every girl should know she can be anything she wants to be and that she can do anything the boys can, too.

I used a Kraftin' Kimmie stamp set with Prisma colour pencils to make a tall thin card.

Happy Birthday to ME! - Big Shot Plus

My birthday was the 12th of February. My sweetie asked me what I wanted and I said a Big Shot Plus. *grin*

It's a behemoth! It will take dies up to 8 1/2" x 11". There are both steel rule and framelet/thinlet dies that take advantage of the larger format to make larger items, many of them related to sewing projects or boxes. Plus it can cut a larger number of smaller dies all at once.
In addition to the items in the starter kit, I also got a Spellbinders Contour die that makes a dandy little box similar to an old-fashioned popcorn box.

After I tore open the plastic packaging on the Spellbinders die, my sweetie dropped by my workshop and I told him how the steel rule die could cut through a variety of materials like plastic and chipboard and.. Then I realised I had a sheet of plastic just the right size for the die, the packaging it came in!

I hadn't been super careful in breaking into the package so had a tear to work around. I had to trim the plastic to roughly 8 1/2" x 11" so it wasn't too hard to position the die to avoid the tear.

All one piece in just one pass. :)

The partial-cut scorelines put in by the die make it easy to fold the sides and bottom.

A single strip of adhesive on the tab for one side with the bottom interlocking and it was all done.

It makes a great holder for my brushes. My other cups were over-full so this is just perfect.


12 February 2018

Sleep Tight - Through the Craftroom Door inspiration, Prismacolour pencils, die cutting, decor item

This week's sponsor for Through the Craftroom Door's anything goes challenge is Sheepski Designs.

Living in Leeds, Yorkshire in the UK, working full time as a Management Accountant, currently working on 2 design teams and an obsessive crafter and creator of cards. I have no actual style as yet but do love the unusual and quirky. I may be known for producing cards in soft pastel colours.
I love anything arty. I've always drawn stuff, for as long as I can remember. In my younger days I sold a few watercolour paintings. I recently found mixed media which is a joy and love creating canvases with flowers.

I had a battle with digital drawing for about a year and finally found some software I could gel with. January 2016 a challenge team I worked on was short of a designer's images to create with so I drew some. I opened my shop a month later so I could sponsor challenges and give something back to the crafting world, to the lovely ladies who have supported me on my journey.
I've a Facebook group SheepSki Designs where I hold challenges, some for fun to win digis as well as my monthly card challenge. I've a SheepSki Designs challenge blog as well. Things are growing slowly (thankfully) so I still manage to spend at least a little time with my hubby :D

Using Sleep Tight, I created a wall hanging of a sleeping boy and his room. The image is coloured with Prima watercolour pencils paired with a variety of die cut items and Kaisecraft Beyond the Page frames.

Come join us in the Through the Craftroom Door challenge this week. It's always Anything Goes! The prize this week is 3 images from our sponsor Sheepski Designs.

09 February 2018

Here Leezard - watercolour, stencil, masking, single layer

A few (well quite a few) years ago there was a movie with a HUGE lizard that got a tie-in with a fast food restaurant with a Chihuahua as it's mascot. The movie was Godzilla and the fast food place was Taco Bell. One of the adverts, the dog, looking for a really big meal was calling, "Here, Leezard, Leezard, Leezard." From the very first I saw this stamp, I thought of that advert. So... here he is in the city with his big big bone from a big big leezard.

This project uses a Kraftin' Kimmie Stamp set and a stencil made with an Impression Obsession die. Distress ink and water brush for the dog and Clarity brush for the stencilled city.

04 February 2018

Love you - Resist technique, #MyMonthlyHero

All in the name of love, resist-ance is not futile. It can make some really pretty cards.

I fashioned this Valentine card using the emboss resist technique, a background stamp from Simon Says Stamp, and the January 2018 My Monthly Hero kit.


01 February 2018

Love Story - Sheepski Designs, Prismacolour pencils

The challenge for this February on Sheepski Designs challenge blog is Red, Hearts, Romance, and/or Love. My inspiration piece combines Fantasy Romance with all of those. Come join us with the challenge.

Fantasy Romance depicts an elven couple in a loving embrace. The alternate image, included in the download, added wings to the male.

I coloured the image with PrismaColor pencils and used an Umbrella Craft die to create a scalloped heart window to frame them with a heart-filled paper.

Sheepski Designs challenge blog: https://sheepski-designs-challenges.blogspot.ca/

Sheepski Designs Etsy shop: https://www.etsy.com/shop/sheepskidesigns

29 January 2018

Nixie - Through the Craftroom Door inspiration, Prismacolor pencil and Mixed Media

This week the sponsor for the Through the Craftroom Door challenge is Oddball Art!

Artist, Poet, Fruitarian............. Lizzy Love is a perfect combination of sweet and sour that glitters up the grunge! Easily lose yourself in her artistic realm of sometimes spooky but always delightfully cute, big eyed waifs and their animal friends. Lizzy’s whimsical, one of a kind dream world is easily recognizable by her signature style of creepy yet cute, all the way from the haunting darkness to the rainbowtastic, her original creations are lovingly sprinkled with a heartbreaking sweetness. Though she is completely enthralled by her Twinkling watercolors right now, Lizzy employs many different mediums when she creates, from drawing to painting, sewing and cutting, the end result always being the same; A gothic fantasy land painted in soft pastels and neon colors; filled with big eyed beauties, creepy little cuties and quirky monsters of all shapes and sizes. Lizzy Love’s artwork includes original paintings both acrylic and watercolor, giclee fine art prints, art dolls, digital and rubber stamps of her characters , hand painted merchandise such as bags, tshirts and more..... limited only by her imagination the possibilities are endless. http://www.oddballartco.com/

For my project, I used the Cute Whimsical Big Eyed Fairy - Nixie the Pixie. I coloured her with PrismaColor pencils and added her and her mushrooms to a wall hanging with Graphic 45 paper, stenciling, Distress Oxides, chipboard embellishments, and embossing.

As usual, the theme for the Through the Craftroom Door challenge is Anything Goes! Come join us this week for the chance to win 3 digital stamps from Oddball Art!

22 January 2018

Summer Selfie - Distress ink watercolouring

Summer colours in the middle of winter, yes please. Oh Snap! Are you ready for the summer selfies?

The Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps image is coloured with Distress ink and waterbrush with just a touch of Perfect Pearls. The stencil background is from My Favorite Things and done with more Distress ink and Clarity brush.

I decided to show how I do watercolouring with Distress to colour images, so the Putting It Together is a bit picture intense.

20 January 2018

Time to Relax - calendar tag with watercolour paper piecing

A Chill bear just chillin' is the perfect accompaniment to a small calendar 'cause it's Time to Relax.

This tag features a Kraftin' Kimmie Stamp set with Distress ink watercolouring and paper piecing on felt.

For Everything - lace glitter

This card features a simple thank you on a shaped card with glittered lace.

The stamp set is Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps, the lace is from Joanns, the glitter is Silk Microfine from Elizabeth Craft Designs, the die is from Scrapbooking Made Simple / Sizzix, and the embossing powder is from Wow!.

Cardinal - Prismacolour and die cutting

In folklore, a cardinal is a recently departed soul that has come to visit a loved one. The day after my brother's funeral, his youngest daughter had a volleyball game for school. Several of the relatives who where there for the funeral went to the game. When they came out, a single cardinal was in the tree saying "pretty, pretty, pretty." My brother enjoyed going to see his daughter's games. Loved one may leave us, but love stays with us forever.

On the front of the card is a stamp by Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps which I coloured with Prismacolour pencils. Inside die cuts from Impression Obsession and Memory Box with a sentiment from Unity Stamps.

The Shot - Prismacolour pencils

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps newest release includes this fun set, Stacey Slapshot. I coloured the image with Prismacolour pencils and paired her with glitter paper, embossing, and snowflake die cuts.

17 January 2018

Saddle Up - Distress Oxide and Distress ink watercolour, calendar tag

A calendar for a friend who has a horse and will be stepping into a new job in the new year. Keep calm and Saddle Up!

The calendar features a horse from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps, a sentiment from Elizabeth Craft Designs, and a background of Distress Oxide.