Sunday 30 September 2012

DT Little Darlings Rubber Stamps - Aim High Kid

Good morning and happy Sunday!!
Today I have a card to share featuring UP, UP AND AWAY. The design team inspiration for this month is "As The Leaves Turn" and we are using autumnal colours and/or images. 

I coloured my image with Touch Twin markers - 
Skin: YR132, YR133, R139
Hair: BR99, BR102, BR104
Scarf: R18, Colorless blender
Hot Air Balloon: G56, GY59, GY175. BR102, BR104. Colorless blender

And Copic Markers:
Hot Air Balloon: V20, V22, V25

I trimmed my image and adhered it with 3D foam dots onto a circle of patterned paper I cut out using classic circle nestabilities. I matted them both onto a scalloped circle and added a doily behind it. 

My papers are Basic Grey Mellow and they've been stitched down onto white and brown cardstock. I added a metal photo corner and some button twine. The I added some wild orchid crafts flowers and Viva Decor paper pen for my pearls. 

The sentiment is from Watlzingmouse Stamps Half Pint Heroines

Touch Twin Challenges and More - Colour Inspiration
Wild Orchid Challenges - Autumn Colours

That's it from me for today. Have a wonderful day :)


La-La Land Crafts Inspiration Friday - Lace & Pearls

This week over on La-La Land Crafts our inspirational theme is 


My card features Tea Time Marci and the Wings & Flourish dies

I coloured Tea Time Marci with Copic Markers: 
Skin: E000, E00, E11, R20
Hair: E70, E74, E77, E79
Dress/Flowers/hairband - R81, R83, R85, B000, B02. YG03, YG63
Boots: C3, C5, C7
Cup/Plate/Apron: C1

My papers are from a really old collection from Papermania. I matted them and stitiched them down onto pink and blue cardstock. The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts, the pearls from The Hobby House and both the lace and ribbon are from my stash.

 Don't forget to also check out the La-La Land Crafts Company page and Group page on Facebook .. and we have a twitter feed too so come and link up.

Crafty Catz - Lace and Ribbons 
Inspire Me Fridays – Always Anything Goes
Totally Papercrafts – Pretty Pastels
Do You Stack Up? - Scallops

Thursday 27 September 2012

Spooky Halloween Treat Bag

After a rather hectic summer and a break from my WOW! Emobssing responsibilities I am back with a cute SCARY project that I want to share with you. 

We all love die cuts and the general rule is to cut them out and stick them down onto our projects. They add just that little extra to your creations - however, heat embossing your die cuts brings them into a whole 'nother world. There are so many options from just one layer embossing to embossing/stamping to the cracked glass effect. All of the dies I've featured are from La-La Land Crafts

Each element of my 'scene' has been heat embossed.... 

A side view of the treat bag. You can add goodies inside... or maybe even ghastlies ;) 

I used Black Glint on the Spooky House to make it sparkle

The 'moon' has been heat embossed 3 times with Mandarin and then stamped on using memento black ink and Funky border Strips clear stamps. For the Eerie Bat I used ultra high black. 

A little close up of the shimmery house.... 

For the Scary Tree I used Clear Semi Dull. I didn't want it glossy, trees aren't shiny. 

This treat bag was so much fun to create and all you need to do is.. 

Take one piece of 4"x 12" card scored at 5.25" on either side and folded on each of the scorelines, this makes up the base/outside. For the box inside you need a 4" x 6" piece of card and score it at 1.25" on all 4 sides. Once you have the box assembled, adhere it to the centre of the base. Decorate to taste :)

WOW! products used:

Ebony Ultra High


Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
Make it Monday - Anything Goes
Stampin' Royalty - Die cuts

Thanks for dropping by!!

Hip Hip Hooray - It's Zoe's Birthday!!

Hi everyone. Today I have a very special post for a very special lady - Make it Crafty's own Zoe McGrath!! The design team have all come together to wish the 'boss' a day full of surprises and happiness. 

Miss Barbara, of Little Miss Muffet Stamps has outdone herself and has designed a fantastic image called.. yep, you've guessed it .. Zoe! Well, Zoe Hatter to be precise. 

Here is my card - 

We thought it would be fun to share the excitement of today and as a fun way to get everyone involved we have a surprise for YOU TOO! 

Zoe Hatter will be available as a freebie for today only!!

If you want to play along, just email Barbara at (ForgottenScraps at gmail-dot com) and as long as it's September 27th anywhere in the world then the offer is still open!! Then share your creations on the Make it Crafty's Facebook Page!! Simples.

Can't wait to see what y'all come up with!!

And to Miss Zoe - I hope your day is as special as you are. xx


Wednesday 26 September 2012

Quixotic Paperie - Spooky Halloween 'Mini'

Hi everyone! I am just bursting to share a 'mini' mini album that I created for Quixotic Paperie's Spooky Halloween week. I love incorporating my favourite stamps into my minis and that's exactly what I've done with this one. 

The front features Perfect Poison & Halloween Trinkets from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps. I stamped Perfect Poison onto watercolour paper with Archival black ink and I used distress markers to colour her in. The papers I've chosen are Echo Park Apothecary. The skeleton paper is white but I've spritzed it with Apple glimmer mist to turn it green. I've machine stitched all the papers on the front of my mini-album. 

Distress Markers: 
 Skin: Antique Linen, Brushed Corduroy and Tattered Rose
Hair/Shoes: Black Soot
Dress/Stockings: Spiced Marmalade & Rusty Hinge
Bottle: Peeled Paint 

I also used the Archival black ink to stamp out the Halloween Trinket. Then I cut it out with the classic circle nestabilities and adhered it to the front with 3D foam dots. I inked some Make it Crafty Spooky Halloween chippies and stuck them down onto the cheesecloth and tag with wet glue. 

On the inside pages I've featured stamps by Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps, Susana's Custom Art and Card Design and Make it Crafty

This sweet scary stamp is called Oddly Sweet-Monster Flirt from SCACD. I used the coordinating sentiment and a Halloween Trinket from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps

Distress Markers used: 
Peeled Paint, Dusty Concord & Chipped Sapphire

I made some pull out tags for extra photos and journalling. 

This page features Slimy House from Make it Crafty. Again, I spritzed the background papers with Apple shimmer mist. 

I stamped the image out onto my patterned paper and left it uncoloured. The 'SPOOKY' sentiment and yellow pearls are from my stash.  I also added a pull out tag on this page. 

We are having a Halloween prize giveaway. We will be giving away a spooky THIRTEEN small prize packages (the items pictured below are included in the general prize pot, but please note, the winners will receive one or two items chosen by me, not everything in the picture).  All you have to do is enter your name and details in the Inlinkz form at the bottom of this post - please only submit your name ONCE.  You do not need to have a blog to enter.

Winners will be drawn at random on Monday 1st October 2012 and announced here on the blog.


Saturday 22 September 2012

Yumi & Fumi - KIGURUMI KIDS - New Release

It's new release time over on Yumi & Fumi Handmade!!

We have 4 super sweet characters for you.....  Meet the KIGURUMI KIDS

YUMICORN (You-me-corn)

CHASEZILLA (Chase-zil-la)

My card features AJ Lion and he was just a joy to colour up!

I used copic markers
Skin: E000, 00, 11 and R20
Hair: E71, 74 & 77
Outfit - Y21, Y26, Y28/ E09, E13, E15 & E18

They are now available in the store so click HERE to go shopping!!

Check out what my teamies have put together using these amazingly cute imges and don't forget to leave them some love.

and guest Kathy

Thanks for dropping by!

Friday 21 September 2012

La-La Land Crafts Halloween/Christmas Release Showcase

Good morning!! We have a special  HALLOWEEN/CHRISTMAS New Release Friday Showcase for you over on the La-La Land Crafts blog today!!

Each of our Team Friday designers have been busy creating AMAZING samples with the new stamps and dies which were release on Monday!

My first card today features Christmas Elf Luka and the Holly Flourish Die

My second card features Lion Luka,  the Frightful Fence Die and  Creepy Vines Die . This is definitely a case of too cute to spook... he's just adorable!!!

This is our Halloween/Christmas Release of 2012!!

There are 8 new Marci and Luka stamps and 7 new dies in this release.
Click HERE to go SHOPPING!

First up, our new Halloween stamps - Lion Luka, Flying Witch Marci, Vampire Luka and Lil' Devil Marci. 

Here are the new Christmas stamps from this release - Christmas Elf Luka, Christmas Elf Marci, Christmas Lantern Marci and Christmas Present Luka.

Next up are the new dies!
With the addition of the new dies, the possibilities for your holiday projects are endless!

We have 5 Halloween themed ones - Scary Tree, Spooky House, Eerie Bats, Frightful Fence and Creepy Vines. Can you tell we had fun naming these? :-)

We also have 2 new Christmas themed dies - Christmas Tree and Holly Flourish.
Important! These items are not available to ship to Australia directly from our online store. If you are in Australia, please contact your local craft store to purchase. If you need help locating a local store, please email X-Press Copic Australia at for assistance.

All of these new products are available NOW so head on over to the La-La Land Crafts Store to pick up all these fabulous stamps and dies for your Holiday creating! 

Have a great day!!

Thursday 20 September 2012

DT Make it Crafty - Season's Greetings from Tinkles

Today I want to share a Christmas card I made featuring Tinkles from Make it Crafty's Christmas Elves Collection. I know, it's not even Halloween and I'm all over Christmas, lol. I love make cards for both occasions :D 

Tinkles is available as a single image but if you buy the whole collection of Christmas Elves you will get a 15% discount on them. How's that for a bargain?!!

I stamped my image onto Make it Colour blending card with memento tuxedo black ink. I coloured her up with copic markers, trimmed her out and adhered her to the white doily with 3D foam dots. My papers are from Basic Grey and I've matted & stitched them to cardstock from The Paper Mill. 

Copics used:
Skin: E000, E00,  E11, R20
Hair: E23, E25, E27
Greens: YG91, YG93, YG95
Red: R43, R46
Bells: Y21, Y26, Y28
Belt: C5, C7, C9

Make it Crafty Products Used:
Make it Colour Blending card 

Divas by Design - Lots of Layers
Make it Monday - Anything Goes
Whimsy Inspiration - Anything Goes 

Have a great day!! 

Tuesday 18 September 2012

You're Lovely!!

This morning I took out a small canvas that I had stored away and was set to work on a particular project that I've been thinking about doing for a while now. Between one thing and another I ended up taking the canvas off the board and using it to stamp an image... which is a whole 'nother world from where I was going with it in the first place, lol. 

My card features You're Lovely from Waltzingmouse Stamps. I just adore this set and have used this particular image in so many ways before. It is ideal for paper-piecing too. 

I coloured the dress using Touch Twin Markers
YR132, YR133, R139
R18, BR99

Love love love the texture!!!

Once I had the image coloured I trimmed it out and adhered it to the doily using 3D foam dots. I stamped the sentiment onto manila card, cut it out and tied it with string around the satin ribbon. All of the 'pearls' are done with Viva Decor Opal Paper Pen. 

Cardstock: Core'dinations
Papers: Prima
Doily, ribbon & string: Stash
Flowers: Wild Orchid Crafts
Pearls: Viva Decor 

Touch Twin Challenges and More - Square card and use Fabric
Through The Craft Room Door - Always Anything Goes
Make it Monday - Anything Goes
Marker POP Challenge Color Something

Thanks for dropping by today! 

Sunday 16 September 2012

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps September Release Blog Hop!!

Well welcome back!! It’s Krafty RELEASE Day at KRAFTIN' KIMMIE STAMPS!! And we’re celebrating with a KRAFTY HOP!! We're deckin' our halls and jinglin' our bells with the NEW Holiday Stamps for you to SEE this month and we've got them in a fabulous showcase just FOR YOU!

Over the last few days in our Krafty Peeks, we have shared lots of AMAZING new stamps from all our artists! We’ve got something for everyone!! Lulu is back from Cheryl Alger.....and she's all dressed up for the holidays with her little's HOLIDAY LULU AND LIBBY!! We also have an adorable set of SIX images from Emilie Goulet called SANTA AND HIS ELVES! And of course we have an amazing new set of SIX super sweet HOLIDAY GIRLS from Annie Rodrigue that are simply precious! OH and don’t forget the exclusive line of sentiment stamps that will coordinate with ALL your images.... called HOLIDAY TRINKETS by the lovely Nicole Aspinall!!!

You will get to see most of the new images today as you sit back and enjoy our SEPTEMBER Krafty Hop! As you hop from blog to blog, be sure to leave a comment at each and every stop because some lucky stampers will win packages of these incredible stamps from the new release!! And when you’re done hoppin’, be sure to head over to the Kraftin’Kimmie shop, because ALL the new images are NOW available!

And of course, as always, we have our Gimme Kimmies Kits available for those of you who ‘need it all’!! The stamps are grouped together by artist and are available at a discount, but only for a limited time!!

Now here we go............let's get hoppin'!!

Saturday 15 September 2012

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps September Sneaks and a Krafty Challenge

Now how totally awesome were those ELVES by Emilie Goulet that we previewed yesterday?? So fun!! The Krafty Girls cards were SO awesome!! 

So are you here for a new challenge or are you here to check out the brand new ANNIE stamps for SEPTEMBER???? Well, either way, we've got ya covered!! Not only do we have a new weekly challenge but we also have SIX new AWESOME stamps!!!

Now if you are an Annie FAN, you know that she's been doing some illustration work for a children's book!! And she's tried out a new style lately! Well, we LOVED the new style SO much, that she's done her new HOLIDAY GIRLS stamps in that sweet style!!! We KNOW you'll LOVE them as much as we do!! Just wait 'til you see all the incredible creations by the Krafty Girls and Guests featuring Gemma, Grace, Joy, Madeline, Nettie and Penelope!! Prepare your pocketbook.....because you're gonna want them ALL!

Check out all the amazing creations on today's hop in combination with this week's challenge!! The lovely SHERI is our hostess this week and her challenge features a fantastic SKETCH!! Use the sketch she has provided as inspiration for your card or scrapbook page! And the random winner of this week's challenge will receive the new GRACE, as featured on her gorgeous creation!! We really hope you are inspired by this week's challenge and share your inky creations!!! We SO enjoy seeing your beautiful designs inspired by our challenges!

Below you will find all the Krafty Girls and Guests who have goodies to show you today and while you're visiting their blogs, be sure to leave some love at each stop because TWO lucky ladies are each going to WIN a package of today's stamps!! Woohoo!!!

ALL of our SEPTEMBER stamps will be available TOMORROW at the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Shop!!! So be sure to come on back to enjoy our Release Day Krafty HOP!!

Happy hoppin'!!

Friday 14 September 2012

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps September Sneaks Day Three

Welcome back!! We hope you enjoyed all the sweet as pie cards we shared yesterday featuring the new HOLIDAY LULU & LIBBY set! Totally adorable, wouldn't you say??

Today at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps we are sharing SIX new individual stamps by the totally talented Emilie Goulet!!! Get ready to meet SANTA AND HIS ELVES!! We've got the most awesome elves in some sticky situations, the big man himself *may* have gotten himself in some trouble....there's a reindeer and a cuddly little kitten!! Just wait 'til you see them all!!

My card features Deck the Halls. I couldn't resist colouring this guy up.. he's too funny for words :D 

Below you will find a list of all the Krafty Girls who are sharing PEEKS with you today so grab a cup of coffee and check them out! And as you're hoppin' around, be sure to leave a comment at each stop because two winners will each win a package of some of these fun stamps!!

All our new SEPTEMBER 2012 stamps will be available on Sunday (late Saturday night) at the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Shop!!! And come on back tomorrow because not only will we have a fantastic new challenge for you, but we'll be revealing the NEW stamps by Annie Rodrigue!!!

Now get ready for some super fun holiday creations!!!

La-La Land Crafts Inspiration Friday - Wish Upon a Star

Good morning and HAPPY FRIDAY!!! 

We have a new Inspiration Friday over on La-la Land Crafts. This week our theme is WISH UPON A STAR.. we want to see stars on your projects. 

My card today features Summer Marci and she's been coloured up with copic markers. The coordinating sentiment comes along with this stamp. I've also featured some of LLLC's fabulous dies - Flourish, Sun, Heart Fence & Lotus Die

Copics -
Skin: E000, E00, E11, R20
Hair: E23, E25, E27
Glasses/Clothes: R02, R05, R08
Bucket/Hair Bows: B000, B02, B05
Star: E41, E42, E43

If you want to play along then just link your creations up to the Customer Gallery and be in with a chance to win a prize. Don't forget to also check out the La-La Land Crafts Company page and Group page on Facebook .. and we have a twitter feed too

Have a fabulous day!

Thursday 13 September 2012

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps September Sneak Peeks Day Two

Welcome back to day two of Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps SEPTEMBER Krafty Peeks!!!

Today we are excited to share the THREE new images and SIX matching sentiments included in our new Lulu set by artist Cheryl Alger!!! This ADORABLE new set is called HOLIDAY LULU AND LIBBY and the whole set is too CUTE!

I have featured all 3 images on my banner, along with one of the fabulous HOLIDAY TRINKETS from yesterday's sneaks

All the Krafty Girls and Krafty Guests listed below have lots of super designs to show you, so be sure to hop over to each of them! And while you're there, be sure to leave a comment because one lucky stamper is going to WIN the new HOLIDAY LULU AND LIBBY set!!!!!

Then come on back tomorrow to check out MORE new stamps we have to show you as the Happy Holidays theme continues, this time by artist Emilie Goulet!!! And ALL the new stamps will be available on Sunday at the KKStamps Shop!!

Happy hoppin'!