Saturday, 31 March 2012

Kraftin' Kimmie Challenge - Heavy Metal

Good afternoon!!! We have a new challenge over on the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps blog with the theme of Heavy Metal. What a perfect theme to showcase one of the NEW GOING PLACES stamps which were released only yesterday!!  



The set features three special edition stamps designed by Annie Rodrigue plus four coordinating sentiment stamps! Going Places will only be sold as a set and will be available only at the Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps Shop!! 

Not only will you get this special set, but you will also receive a special coupon code for 20% OFF, to be used on your next online order! 
This week's Frugal Friday Specials are up with six of our favourite stamps on special for 40-50% OFF!!! But they'll only be on special over the weekend!!

Challenges - 
Inspire Me Fridays - Anything goes
Copic Marker Europe - Skin tones (E000, E00, E11, R20)
 Simon Says Stamp - Anything goes
My Mum's Craft shop - Use a rubber stamp
 
Check out what the rest of the Krafty Girls have created over on the Kraftin' Kimmie blog
 
Have fun!! 
Sandie
xx

DT Whiff of Joy & Basic Grey Challenges - Easter

Happy Saturday!!! We are officially on Easter break. The kiddos finished school @ midday yesterday and they are out until April 16th. No school runs, no uniforms, no lunches.. *happy sigh*. Let's hope the weather cooperates so that they can get outside to play! Summer came and went in 3 days this week - it went from 22C on Tuesday down to 9C today, lol.


The new challenge over on Basic Grey Challenges is Easter. As always, we are sponsored by Simon Says Stamp and one lucky person will be the recipient of a $25 store voucher. 


For my card I've used one of the Whiff of Joy Gnomes, some of which are on special right now @ 50% off - grab 'em before they're gone!The sweet stamps I've used is called Girl and her Lamb.


 Stamp- Girl and her Lamb, Whiff of Joy 
Papers - Basic Grey Life of the Party 6x6 paperpad
Ribbon - Moss Green Satin, Whiff of Joy
Flowers - Wild Orchid Crafts & Whiff of Joy
Pearls - Snow White, Whiff of Joy
Pearl Swirl - Hobby House
Tools - Sewing Machine, Paper trimmer
Colouring Medium - Copic Markers

Challenges - 
Sisterhood of Crafters - Easter
Charisma Cardz - Easter
Copic Marker Europe - Skin tones (E000, E00, E11, R20)
Fab 'n' Funky - Easter
Scrapbook Sisters - Easter
 Simon Says Stamp - Anything goes
My Mum's Craft shop - Use a rubber stamp

 Thank you so much for swinging by today. 
Have a wonderful weekend. 
Sandie
xx

Friday, 30 March 2012

La-La Land Crafts Inspiration Friday - Wild Child

Good morning!

If you're here for the SCACD blog hop scroll down to the next post or simply click HERE

As you know, each Monday and Friday the La-La Land Crafts design team aim to bring you a new inspirational post based on a chosen theme - this week our theme is 

Wild Child

On my card I've used Outlaw Luka, who is PERFECT for the theme, lol!! The Born to be Wild Sentiment comes with the stamp.


 This image really was so much fun to colour. I used Copic markers, details are below :) 

My papers are *** and I've matted and stitched them onto white and kraft cardstock. The ticket is from Tim Holtz, Idea-ology range. 


Check out the rest of my teamies creations over on the La-La Land Crafts blog and be sure to link up in the Customer Gallery if you play along. You could be the lucky winner of our monthly prize. 


Copics - 
Skin: E000, 00, 01, 11. R20
Hair: C3, 5, 7, 9. R22, 24, 29
Shirt: BG 70, 72, 78
Pants: E31, 33, 35
Vest: C3, 5, 7, 9
Tricycle: R07, 14, 24. Y02, 11, 13, 17

Thanks for dropping in. 
Sandie
xx

SCACD Blog Hop

Good morning! I have the very great honour of being part of Susana's Custom Art and Card Design blog hop today. 

You should have arrived here from the wonderfully talented Marti's blog, but if not, and you would like to hop with us, then you should head back to the beginning of the hop at Danni's blog

The SCACD design team and guest designers are showcasing a beautiful new line Susana Loves Stamps. My sweet stamp is Come Hither Eyes.  
She is available on her own and also as part of a 4 stamp set called "Eyes of Beauty" which includes a bonus freebie accessory stamp.


These beautiful stamps are available from the Quixotic Paperie Store or direct from the USA from Susana's Custom Art and Card Design


 Stamp - SCACD Come Hither Eyes
Papers - MME Miss Caroline Fiddlesticks
Pearl Swirls - Hobby House
Flowers - Wild Orchid Crafts
Tools - MS Butterly Punch, Classic & Oval Circle Nestabilities, Sewing Machine
Colouring Medium - Copic Markers


Next stop on the hop is Dianne's Blog and, in case you lose your way, you can find the full list of participants HERE


Happy Hopping!
Sandie
xx

Kraftin' Kimmie Klubhouse Kit Blog Hop!!

It’s time! It’s time!!! Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps is GOING PLACES!

Today Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps is releasing an EXCLUSIVE Moonlight Whispers stamp set!!! GOING PLACES is the first of our special Krafty Klubhouse Kits…..we’ll be releasing a new one every few months!!

You should have arrived here from Taylor's Blog, but if not and you'd like to play along, then hop back to the Kraftin' Kimmie Challenge blog where it all begins 



Be part of the Krafty Klub and order your exclusive set NOW!! It features THREE special edition stamps designed by Annie Rodrigue PLUS FOUR coordinating sentiment stamps! Going Places will be sold ONLY as a set and ONLY at the Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps Shop!! Not only will you get this special set, but you will also receive a special coupon code for 20% OFF, to be used on your next online order!

Now let me be clear…..there is NO club to join or sign up for! ANYONE from ANYWHERE in the world can order this special set but ONLY at the Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps Shop!! These images will not be sold individually, but only as the complete set called…..GOING PLACES!


So let’s get hoppin’ and be sure to leave some love at each and every stop because one lucky random stamper will WIN the new set!!!

Next pit stop is Nicole's blog.

Happy Hopping
xx

Thursday, 29 March 2012

Kraftin' Kimmie Krafty Klubhouse - Going Places

We've been teasing you Krafty Keeners all week, so finally….here it is!! Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps is thrilled to introduce the first of our *NEW* Exclusive Krafty Klubhouse stamp sets!!! Today we are sharing previews of all THREE new images by Annie Rodrigue included in this special edition set, along with FOUR coordinating sentiment stamps!



Now let me be clear…..there is NO club to join or sign up for! ANYONE from ANYWHERE in the world can order this special set but ONLY at the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Shop!! These images will not be sold individually, but only as the complete set called…..GOING PLACES! ALSO if you order this set before April 20th, you will also receive a special coupon code for 20% OFF your next online order!



The set goes live on the shop website at midnight tonight!!! We will also be celebrating with an awesome Going Places Krafty Hop and giving away a set to one lucky stamper, so be sure to join us for more gorgeous samples tomorrow!!!

Sandie
xx

Whiff of Joy Blog Hop

Welcome to the Whiff of Joy blog hop! 

You should have arrived here from Sonja (Flati)'s blog, if not, then head on over to Katharina's blog where the fun begins.

Be sure to leave a comment on each of the DT's blogs as you hop because each one will be giving away the stamp that they've used on their hop project. My stamp is Buggy Ride from the newly released We Are Family collection. 


At the end of the hop, at the Whiff of Joy Tutorial & Inspiration Blog, let us know that you have left a comment on each stop of the hop and you will have the chance to win a Grand Prize Stamp Package! To do this, you will enter using the linking tool that you will find at the end of that post.

The hop will remain open until midnight CEST (Central European Summer Time) Sunday April 1st. Winners will be announced at the Whiff of Joy Tutorial & Inspiration Blog the next day.


Feel like chatting? Then swing by our forum at Splitcoaststampers. We'll be popping in throughout the next few days and will be happy to chat or answer questions!

Supplies: 
Stamp - Buggy Ride
Papers - MME Howdy Doody
Colouring medium - Copic Markers
Accessories - Pearls, Ribbon
Tools - Reverse corner rounder, sewing machine

Your next stop is Sonja B
Happy Hopping :D
Sandie
xx

Monday, 26 March 2012

Join the Krafty Klub!!


Join Kraftin' Kimmie's Klubhouse!!

Okay, all you Kraftin' Kimmie KEENERS (and you KNOW who you are), we have some VERY exciting news to share with you today!!! Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps is GOING PLACES!

Remember at the beginning of the year when we said we've got some awesome new stuff in store for 2012? Well, we've been planning this for months!!

On Friday, March 30th, Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps will release an EXCLUSIVE Moonlight Whispers stamp set!!! GOING PLACES is the first of our special Krafty Klubhouse Kits…..we'll be releasing a new one every few months!!

Be part of the Krafty Klub and order your exclusive set which features THREE special edition stamps designed by Annie Rodrigue, PLUS FOUR coordinating sentiment stamps! Going Places will be sold ONLY as a set and ONLY at the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Shop!! Not only will you get this special set, but you will also receive a special coupon code for 20% OFF, to be used on any additional online order at the Shop the following month!

The Krafty Girls have been busy playing with the new stamps and creating gorgeous samples which we will preview on Thursday at the KKS Challenge blog, with the release going live in the Shop on Friday, March 30th!! We know you'll be as excited as we are for the fun to begin!! See you Thursday!

Saturday, 24 March 2012

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Challenge - Recycle

Happy Saturday!!! Well all things going as planned I am at the NEC show in Birmingham, UK, meeting up with blogger buddies and shopping like there's no tomorrow, lol. And, all things going well this post has actually published on time!! ;)

We have a new challenge today over on Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps - we want you to recycle something for your project. 


This was my Mother's Day card. I recycled it, using the sentiment and the whole right hand side to make the panel on my recycled card.


To replace the bathtub in the original card I used Brigitte. Perfect, no?!  



My papers are Sweet Fairy by Prima, matted onto pink and black cardstock. I've coloured Brigitte with copic sketch markers and cut her out using circle nestabilities, trimming out around her leg first. Then I adhered her onto a scalloped circle and white doily.

I almost had to handcuff myself to leave my card sans flowers and pearls - I didn't want to cover up any more of the recycled card AND I quite liked the clean lines as they were.

To see what the rest of the Krafty girls have created and find out what our prize is this week, run on over to the Kraftin' Kimmie challenge blog.

Challenges - 
Sweet Stampin - Anything Goes
Just Some Lines - Photo Inspiration
Gingerloft - Happy Birthday
One Stitch At A Time - Anything Goes
That Craft Place - Anything Goes
 

Sandie
xx

Friday, 23 March 2012

La La Land Crafts Inspiration Friday - Easter

Good morning Bloggers!
Each Monday and Friday the La-La Land Crafts design team aim to bring you a new inspirational post based on a chosen theme - this week our theme is 

Easter

For my card today I've used Easter Marci and the Brick Wall Set. I used the brick wall twice to get the whole way across the image, hiding the 'join' behind Marci. 



Check out the rest of my teamies creations over on the La-La Land Crafts blog and be sure to link up in the Customer Gallery if you play along. You could be the lucky winner of our monthly prize.

Challenges -
Moving Along With The Times - Easter wishes
Crafts and Me - Spring colors
Whimsy Inspiration - Anything goes
Little Darlings Challenges - colors of Spring
Scrapbook Sisters -  Anything goes
7 Kids College Fund - Anything goes
Anything Goes Challenge - Get ready For Easter
Sweet Stamps Easter

Thanks for popping by!
Have a wonderful day
Sandie
xx

 

Wednesday, 21 March 2012

DT Whiff of Joy - We are Family Sneak Peek

Hi! The new We are Family collection from Whiff of Joy will be available to purchase from tomorrow. Have you seen the sneak peeks the design team have  been showing you this week? If not then check out Whiff of Joy Facebook Page or Splitcoast Stampers Gallery


I love this little one and it can be coloured to suit either a girl or boy. I happen to need a baby girl card so pink it was :) 


Challenges -
Crafty Sentiments - Congratulations
Wild Orchid Crafts - Bingo (Ribbon&Lace/Flowers/Gems)
Outlawz - Color Inspiration* Marvelous March Twist, Include a doily or lace
Cupcake Craft - Going Round in Circles
Supplies - 
Stamp - Whiff of Joy
Paper - Dovecraft Princess Fairytale
Ribbon - Whiff of Joy
Lace & Flowers - Wild Orchid Crafts
Tools - Classic & Scalloped Circle Nestabilities. Sewing Machine

 Thanks for dropping by. 
Sandie
xx

Tuesday, 20 March 2012

DT Quixotic Paperie - A Gorjuss Forget Me Not

Good afternooooooooooooon!! Boy this day is flying by. I hope where ever you are you are enjoying your day. It's a cold but sunny one here - signs of Spring are popping up everywhere. 

Well it's Tuesday which means it's my turn to spread a little inspiration over on the Quixotic Paperie blog.


This little beauty is called Forget Me Not, one of the wonderful Simply Gorjuss Girls.  She's been coloured up with copic markers, trimmed out and adhered with 3D foam dots down onto a white doily.


The papers are from Prima and are a mix of Annalee and Sweet Fairy. 
You can find  Sweet Fairy HERE at a very special price so now's the time to stock up :D 
I've distressed the edges of the papers with my scissors and added some sweet white lace and blue seam binding. Some beautiful flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts and a few pearls here and here and we're done! :)  The sentiment is from Waltzingmouse Stamps Compact Sentiments.


Don't forget our new Monthly Sketch Challenge has just begun. You can find all of the details HERE.

Have a fantastic day!
Sandie

Monday, 19 March 2012

Color Me Creative 2nd Birthday Blog Hop



This week the Color Me Creative Classroom is celebrating its 2nd Birthday and we are celebrating in a BIG WAY with a week long bash 

There will be fun challenges, games and some awesome prizes to win and EVERYONE is welcome to join in on the fun! 

Everyday there will be a new game/challenge that you can participate in for a chance at some great prizes!  Head over the CMC Classroom and find out more details---the Birthday Bash info can be found in the GROUPS tab, just click on the Birthday Bash Group to join in!

And today the CMC Challenge DT has a fun Birthday Themed Blog Hop to kick off all the fun! 

Make sure to hop along and leave a comment, two lucky commenters (picked at random) will each win a $20 Gift Certificate to a crafty online store!!  So have fun and party, party, party!!

You should have arrived here from Suzy Q's blog but if not, and you want to hop along, then head back to Steph's Blog where all the fun begins.



Ok, so I am not a CAS gal but lately I've been dabbling and it's not as nerve wrecking as I thought it was. CAS just doesn't come naturally to me - I LOVE loadza layers and bling and flowers and ribbon and lace.. and ... and.. you understand, right?! ;) I initially assembled this card without the doily but I quite like doilies so in it went! 




I coloured up the Magnolia gift image with my copics, trimmed it out and mounted it onto 3D foam dots. The sweet sentiment is from Waltzingmouse Stamps Compact Sentiments.

Next and final stop on your hop is Dana's blog.

Happy Hopping!!

Sandie
xx

Elven Hestia

Ooops, another card I forgot to blog :/

I made this card, for my Quixotic Paperie post, using one of the Make it Crafty Fairies - Elven Hestia. I just love making round cards with my nestabilities.

She's been coloured up with copic markers and the wings have been given a generous coating of Star Dust stickles. 


I cut my card base using the scalloped circle nestabilities. My design papers are My Mind's Eye. they've been cut out with the coordinating classic circle nestabilities die.


I added some white lace, some pearls and pearl swirls and 2 tickets for embellishment. 
 
You can check out the rest of the Fairies and the other Make it Crafty stamps HERE
 
Challenges - 
The Ribbon Girls - Aqua and White
4 Crafty Chicks - Chicks Rule
Do You Stack Up? - Favorite Color {Teal!}
Inspired By - Photo Inspiration
Fabulous Friday - Things with Wings
 
 
Thanks for dropping by,
Sandie
xx

Sunday, 18 March 2012

DT Whiff of Joy and Basic Grey Challenges

Howdy bloggers! This is my 2nd post today, if you are looking for the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps blog hop just click HERE :) 

The new challenge is up over on Basic Grey Challenges and we want to see your Mother's Day OR Girlie creations. Please remember that you have to use at least one Basic Grey product to be able to qualify for our prize !





On my card I've used one of the new release Whiff of Joy stamps from their Family collection - which will be available in the store on March 22nd. My image has been coloured up with copic markers. I have also used the sketch from the current Whiff of Joy challenge.

My papers are Hopscotch 6x6 paper pad, stitched down onto brown and white cardstock.  The beautiful pink ribbon is from Whiff of Joy. The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts.

Challenges -

Dutch Dare Card Challenge - Dots & Stripes 
Delightful Challenges - Someone Special
Chocolate, Coffee & Cards - Feathers and Fur
Glitter Geeks - Mother's Day
Polka Doodles - Animal or a Bird
Papertake Weekly - For the Girls, or Mum

Thanks for dropping by. Have a wonderful Sunday
Sandie
xx



Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps March Krafty Hop

It’s Krafty RELEASE Day at Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps!!! And we’re celebrating with a KRAFTY HOP!! There are SO many incredible new SPRINGY stamps to see this month, so let’s get started! 

You should have arrived here from Kraftin' Kimmie Challenge blog where the hop begins, if not then you need to pop back there first. 

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.....we know how much you love her!! So we have a new set called SPRINGTIME LULU! We also have TWO fantastic sets of adorable GARDEN GNOMES from Emilie Goulet called HANGIN’ WITH MY GNOMIES AND WHAT’S UP GNOMIE?!!! And of course we have an amazing new set of six FLOWER GIRLS from Annie Rodrigue!




You will get to see most of the new images today as you sit back and enjoy our MARCH Krafty Hop! If you want to start from the beginning, just head over to the Kraftin’ Kimmie Challenge Blog!  

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!!

Next stop on your hop is Amanda!

Happy Hopping
Sandie
 xx

Saturday, 17 March 2012

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps March Previews Day Three & Sketch Challenge

Today, the Kraftin' Kimmie Krafty team are previewing the awesome new stamps by Annie Rodrigue AND we're kicking off a new sketch challenge over on the Kraftin' Kimmie blog

I couldn't decide which of the new Flower Girls to use today so I made 2 cards following the sketch. 

This beauty is Calla Lily

 and this is Poppy

Go check out what my fellow DT members have created with these wonderful stamps over on the Kraftin' Kimmie Blog.  Make sure to leave a comment on all the DT blogs as TWO lucky commenters are each going to WIN THREE of today's stamps!!

Have a wonderful day 
Sandie
xx

Friday, 16 March 2012

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps March Release Peviews - Day Two

Good morning!! It's day two of KRAFTIN' KIMMIE STAMPS' March previews and today we have two amazing sets by Emilie Goulet

THE GNOMIES 


My little fella is from Hangin' with my Gnomies


Such fun to colour and perfect for those male friends for whom you can never decide what to make 'cause everything looks too girly (pearls and flowers - my downfall, lol)


You have two chances of winning a set of Gnomies today because we will be selecting two random commenters who will each get one set each :D So make sure to leave a  little love for the Krafty Girls when you check out their awesome previews. You can find the list HERE on the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps blog.




Have fun
Sandie
xx

Thursday, 15 March 2012

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps March Release Peviews - Day One

Hi everyone!! Can you believe a whole month has passed by so quickly?! I can't!! 

It's March preview time and all the Krafty Girls have loads to share with you. Today we are previewing another SUPER sweet set by Cheryl Alger -  

SPRINGTIME LULU!

The set comprises of THREE beautiful Lulu stamps and SIX coordinating sentiments. 

First I must share what happens when you overfill your copics - 
NOT a good thing :( Moving on........... and switching colours!

This is my 2nd attempt. Love the sentiment on this :D


My papers are from Memory Box - I think Minuet{?} and I've stitched them down onto blue and yellow cardstock. The flowers are, as always, from Wild Orchid Crafts and I've glittered them up with Star Dust stickles. 


Check out what the rest of the Krafty Ladies have created for your viewing pleasure - you will find the full list HERE on the Kratin' Kimmie Stamps Blog. And remember, if you fancy your chances at winning a FULL set of today's stamps just leave a little love on each of the DT blogs as we will be choosing one random commenter ;) 

Have fun!
Sandie
xx

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