Monday 17 December 2012


Happy Monday everyone!! If you've been following La-La Land Crafts' Facebook page then you've see some of the sneak peaks of the new Valentine's Day Release! The entire Design Team are showcasing these   amazing new images and dies today.

My wall hanging features Heart Key MarciHeart Banner Die & Heart Treble Clef Die

Here are all the NEW stamps and dies for our Valentine's Day Release and they are already available for purchase in the La-La Land Crafts STORE!!

Check out the rest of the DT samples over on the La-La Land Crafts Blog!!

Thanks for dropping by!

Friday 14 December 2012

La-La Land Crafts Inspiration Friday - Snow or Snowflakes

Good morning!! It's Friday and that means another inspiration post from La-la Land Crafts. This week our theme is 


My card features Ice Skating Marci and Water Lily die. 

Copic Markers:
Skin - E000, E00, E11, R20
Hair - E23, E25, E27
Pink - R81, R83, R85
Blue - B21, B23, B24
Brown - E51, E53, E55, E57

Don't forget to check out the La-La Land Crafts Company page  and Group page on Facebook. We also have a twitter feed! If you haven't joined our groups yet, you might want to think about it because these are the places Irina announces special sales! :) We would love to see your La-La Land Crafts creations too!! Be sure to link them up to the Customer Gallery for a chance to win a prize.

Challenges - 
7 Kids College Fund - Holiday inspired
Simon Says Stamp - Your favorite
Bearly Mine - Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments - Snowflakes

Thanks for dropping by!

Sunday 9 December 2012

Make it Crafty Christmas Event and Crafty Ribbons Advent Event

Good morning!! If you are here for the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps December release hop you will find it HERE

There are only 16 days til Christmas!

The MiC gang thought it would be fun to have a ‘grown up’ advent calendar as we count down the days til Christmas full of inspiration just for us creative minds! Each day a sneak peek will be revealed on the MiC store blog with a link for you to follow “to open the door”.

All you have to do is stop by the store blog each day to open the next door!

Make it Crafty are also sponsoring the Crafty Ribbons Advent event today. You have the chance of winning a $25 store voucher from Make it Crafty and it's so easy to enter. You will find all the details HERE

PLUS Zoe has Christmas Candy full of lots of crafty goodies that you don’t want to miss out on!


But what’s even more exciting is that you will have a chance to win the Make it Crafty goodies that I have played with today!!

By leaving a comment on this post you could win

The comments will stay open until the 31st of December and the winners will be announced in the New Year on the MiC store blog. You can join us for all 24 days – giving you 24 chances to win some MiC goodies! If you join us late, simply go back to the start and catch up!

I made a banner with my MiC goodies. I've also used some fabulous Make it Crafty Chipboard embellshiments from the Christmas Borders and Cog Snowflakes collections.

The whole banner.. 

I made the rosettes on each of the circles by cutting a 1.5" x 12" strip of patterned paper and scoring it at every 0.25inches - it was one of those ideas that seemed great at the start but by #5 I was questioning my sanity!! lol. 

The Merry & Bright title is made from white foam Thickers. 

Well that's it from me today. I hope you enjoyed today's window & good luck!

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps December Release Blog Hop

Well welcome back!! It’s Krafty RELEASE Day at KRAFTIN' KIMMIE STAMPS!! And we’re celebrating with a KRAFTY HOP!!

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!! We've got a sweet new set with the kiddos and their pets from Cheryl's BEST FUR-IENDS! We also have an adorable set from Emilie Goulet called PARTY MONSTERS! And of course we have an amazing new set of SIX gorgeous CIRCUS GIRLS from Annie Rodrigue that are simply stunning! OH and don’t forget the exclusive line of sentiment stamps that will coordinate with lots of images but especially our new circus girls.... called CIRCUS TRINKETS by the lovely Nicole Aspinall!!!

My card today features Lucas from BEST FUR-IENDS!!

You will get to see most of the new images today as you sit back and enjoy our DECEMBER 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!!

***ONE LAST THING!!! Our HUGE RETIREMENT SALE is still going on right now at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps with so many stamps up to 75% OFF and some stamps as low as $1.50!! Say what?? Yep!! We need to make room for all the new stamps coming our way in 2013, so we're retiring a lot of stamps!! Keep in mind, once they're gone, they're gone and some have already sold out!!! So scoop up the ones you've had your eye on or pass your wishlist over to a loved one!! What a great way to fill your stocking!!!

Now let's get hoppin'!!

Saturday 8 December 2012

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps December Release Previews & Challenge

It's Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps time and not only do we have a new weekly challenge but we are also showcasing SIX new AWESOME stamps by ANNIE !!!

This month we have a unique twist on a common theme...... CIRCUS GIRLS!!! Prepare to be amazed by the greatest show on earth !!!! (Cue the big top music!)

Just wait 'til you see all the incredible creations by the Krafty Girls and Guests featuring Arielle, Beatrix with her dog Bijou, Clementine, Esmerelda, Godiva and Ruby the Ringmistress!!
It's another incredibly fun release!!

Check out all the amazing creations on today's hop in combination with this week's challenge!! The lovely ALICE 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 ARIELLE, as featured on Alice's 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 DECEMBER 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'!!

Basic Grey Challenges - It's Beginning...

.. to look a lot like Christmas!! 

Good morning! It's time for another challenge over on Basic Grey Challenges and this week we want to see your Christmas Creations!

On my card I used Basic Grey Figgy Pudding 12 x 12 papers and Die Cut Stickers. I adhered some baker's twine to the tops of the baubles to make a hanging ornament effect on my card.

As always, our wonderful sponsor, Simon Says Stamp is offering one lucky winner a fab $25 shopping spree in the Simon Says Superstore, just think of the goodies you could treat yourself to with that !! 

(Please note: This is a voucher code that entitles the winner to a $25 saving off their order in Simon Says Stamp, P+P charges will still apply unless the conditions are met to earn free P+P, please check here if you  would like to see these conditions.


You have until December 21st @ 9pm GMT to enter our challenge, just link your creation in Mr. Linky and you could win an early Christmas gift!!

Have a great Saturday 

Friday 7 December 2012

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps December Release Previews Day Three

Today at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps we are sharing a new set by the totally talented Emilie Goulet!!! We've got something super fun and so unique for you!! Perfect for the little kiddos in your life....and maybe young at heart peeps too Let us introduce..... PARTY MONSTERS!! Emilie has created a fun set of MONSTER images for your cards and scrapbook pages!

Below you will find a list of all the Krafty Girls who are sharing PEEKS with you today!! And as you're hoppin' around, be sure to leave a comment at each stop because someone will win a package of these fun stamps!!

All our new DECEMBER 2012 stamps will be available on Sunday 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!!! Get ready to take a trip the CIRCUS

Happy hoppin'!!

La-La Land Crafts Inspiration Friday - Glitter & Gold

Good morning!! It's Friday and that means another inspiration post from La-la Land Crafts. This week our theme is 

Glitter and Gold

On my card I have featured Cupid Luka with matching sentiment

I have used Copic Markers - 
Skin: E000. E00. E11, R20
Hair: E21, E23, E25, E29
Gold: Y21, Y26, Y28
Wings: BG000, Star Dust Stickles

My papers are My Mind's Eye and they've been stitched to White & Kraft cardstock. To embellish I've added a metal heart charm and some flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts. 

Don't forget to check out the La-La Land Crafts Company page  and Group page on Facebook. We also have a twitter feed! If you haven't joined our groups yet, you might want to think about it because these are the places Irina announces special sales! :) We would love to see your La-La Land Crafts creations too!! Be sure to link them up to the Customer Gallery for a chance to win a prize.

Challenges - 

Have a great Friday!!

Thursday 6 December 2012

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps December Release Previews Day Two

Welcome back to our DECEMBER Kraftin' Kimmie Peeks!!! Today we are excited to share the ADORABLE new set by artist Cheryl Alger!!! You'll recognize these characters from previous sets.....Lulu and little sister Libby, Lexi and Lucas! And they are having a fabulous time caring for their furry friends!!! It's BEST FUR-IENDS!!!

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 we are giving away one of EACH of the new sets!!! You could WIN the new BEST FUR-IENDS stamp set!!!!!

Coloured with copic markers - 
Skin - E000, E00, E11, R20
Shirt - BG11, BG13, BG15
Skirt - R43, R46
Cat - C1 though C7
Bench - E31, E33, E35
Grass - G20, G24, YG03

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

Wednesday 5 December 2012

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps December Release Previews Day One

We've got lot of amazing new stuff at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!! for our final release of 2012!! Get ready for our DECEMBER 2012 RELEASE!!!!!

We are kicking off the *New* DECEMBER Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps previews today and first off, we’d like to introduce you to a beautiful new set of Trinkets!!! We are very excited to share with you our GORGEOUS….CIRCUS TRINKETS!!!

What a FUN set of awesome new stamps....and I don't suppose it's going to be too hard to figure out what theme one of the artists worked with this month, hunh??

These circular sentiment stamps have been created and designed by the totally talented Krafty Girl, Nicole Aspinall!! They are made especially to fit in your 1 3/8ths and 1 ¾ inch punches, for quick and easy cutting!!! This month we are releasing the CIRCUS Trinkets set which includes EIGHT trinkets in each set with four of each size and they come as both positive and negative images, so you can use your black or brown ink with the positive stamps and use your coloured inks with the negative ones!! You will get the set as a completely unmounted full sheet of deeply etched grey rubber.

A lot of the Krafty Girls are cardmakers and we have found these to be such a quick and easy way to add a sentiment to our creations or to use as the focal point on your cards! They are also perfect for your Smashbook pages and your scrapbook pages, not to mention your altered items and tags!! No stamper's stash is complete without them!

Today we have awesome samples that the Krafty Girls have put together for you....and be sure to comment on each and every stop because one lucky stamper is going to WIN the new CIRCUS TRINKETS set!!! {And just WAIT 'til you see how they combine with our other NEW December stamps!!!}

Happy kraftin'!

Sunday 2 December 2012

Yumi & Fumi Handmade Crafts - Sketch and/or Colour Combo

We've got something exciting for the month of December at Yumi and Fumi Handmade Crafts!!
Today, we have a MONTH long challenge for you with a big PRIZE package!! The prize package will be one that grows as the challenge continues over the month of December. The winner will not only receive a Y&F stamp of our choice, but other goodies as well (which right now includes a Martha Stewart Scoring Board, Paper Pads, Embellishments, Embossing Folders, additional stamps, etc.). Believe me, you'll want to definitely participate!! :)

The challenge this time around is an AWESOME SKETCH from our fabulous DT member Kim Yu. We've also included a twist.....a color combo of REDCAMEL, and WHITE. 

You can combine the color combo with the sketch, or you can just do the sketch or just do the color combo. We are giving you options and leaving the decision up to you.

Remember you don't have to use a Yumi and Fumi image to participate. You can use any image from Sister Stamps, La-La Land Crafts and The Greeting Farm!! I'm sure you have at least one of those to work with. :)  You can see all of the Challenge Rules HERE to make sure you qualify.

We hope to see lots of you participating in this month long challenge!! Now, don't forget to come by and "like" our Facebook Fan Page, so you can stay up-to-date, get your challenge reminders, and share your stuff!!

Image - Yeti Fumi
Papers - My Mind's Eye
Cardstock - The PaperMill
Sentiment - Waltzingmouse Stamps
Classic Oval & Scalloped Oval Nestabilities
Sewing Machine
Lace, Baker's Twine from my stash

Sentimental Sundays - Non-Traditional Christmas Colours
The Crafty Pad - Stitching Real/Faux 
The Ribbon Girls - Christmas Projects 
Bloggers - All Stitched up
Fussy and Fancy -  I Love Christmas

Thanks for dropping by today!!

Saturday 1 December 2012

Waltzingmouse Stamps December Release Blog Waltz!

Hello and WELCOME to the Waltzingmouse Stamps December Release Blog Waltz. You should have arrived here from Bonnie's Blog, but if not and you'd like to waltz with us, then head over to Claire's Blog where the fun begins. 

Over the past three days the Design Team have been showcasing these amazing sets which will be available in store today - Woodgrain Backgrounder Set, My Heart, Woodgrain Alphabet & Ornate Ornaments - and today we have more inspiration for you!! 

My first card today features My Heart, a stamp set full to the brim of wonderful mix and match hearts & sentiments, and which coordinates perfectly with the Woodgrain Sets. 

I stamped the heart and  sentiment onto white card and trimmed it out with a scissors. I used Stampin' Up Mellow Moss and Melon Mambo inks. For the kraft frame I cut out a scalloped rectangle using Nestabilities and then taking a craft knife and a steel ruler I cut out the middle. Then I adhered contrasting paper to the back of the rectangle before adhering it with 3D foam strips.

I also used 3D foam dots to adhere the heart to add even more dimension to the card. To embellish I've added some flowers, pearls & blue twine. 

My second card features two of the new release sets - Woodgrain Backgrounder Set and Ornate Ornaments. I used Stampin' Up Pretty in Pink and Antique Linen Distress Inks for the background. 

 I heat embossed the ornament with Metallic Blue embossing powder and I used Heirloom Ornament Nestabilities to cut it out. I added some white snowflakes and a button flossed with baker's twine to embellish. 

Both the woodgrain background and the ornament are mounted on foam dots for dimension. The white border was puched out using Martha Stewart Antique Lace punch. 

There will be a prize of a stamp set of choice from a random drawing from comments left on each of the DT blogs. You have until December 3rd 11:59 PM (GMT), (December 4th) 5:5 9AM Central, 3:59 AM Pacific and 6:59 AM Eastern to leave comments. The winner will be posted on Claire’s blog on Wednesday, December 5th.

Next stop on the waltz is Julia's Blog!!

Happy Waltzing!!

La-La Land Crafts Inspiration Friday - Paper Piecing

We have a new Inspiration Friday for you over on La-La Land Crafts. This week we want to see Paper Piecing on your projects. 

(Papercraft paper piecing involves cutting pieces out from a design and layering them on paper. This is a versatile technique and easily adapted. Rubber stamps designs are often used for paper piecing projects. A design can be stamped several times on a piece of paper and then these can be cut and adhered to a project. )

My card today features Kimono Marci

I coloured her up with Copic Markers and paper pieced the kimono using Bo Bunny papers.

Skin - E000, E00, E11, R20
Hair - C1, 100
Parasol - E93, E95, E97. E31, E33, E35

I trimmed out all of my images and adhered them to my card on 3D foam dots. Kimono Marci comes with coordinating sentiment and accessory stamp.

We would love to see your La-La Land Crafts creations!! Be sure to link them up to the Customer Gallery for a chance to win a prize.

Don't forget to check out the La-La Land Crafts Company page and Group page on Facebook. We also have a twitter feed! If you haven't joined our groups yet, you might want to think about it because these are the places Irina announces special sales! :)

7 Kids College Fund - Anything Goes
Bloggers - All Stitched up
Inspire Me Fridays – Always Anything Goes
Stampin' For The Weekend - Use Some Texture
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes

Have a great day!