Saturday 26 January 2013

Basic Grey Challenges - Love is in the Air

Happy Saturday!! It's time for a new challenge over on Basic Grey Challenges and this fortnight we want to see lovey dovey smoochy projects ;) You can tell it's almost Valentine's Day, huh?? lol. 

We are sponsored by Simon Says Stamp and the prize up for grabs is $25 store credit!! We are also holding a call for guest designers, so if you'd like a chance to play along with us make sure to enter the current challenge. You can find all the details HERE.!! 

On my card today I used Basic Grey Konnichiwa and a Stamping Bella stamp called Catherine Nibbling Chocolate

I used my favourite colour combo - Pink/Teal - and coloured her with Copic markers. The sentiment is from Little Darlings Rubber Stamps "All Occasions" sentiments set. 

Copics used: 
Skin: E000, E00, E11, R20
Hair/Chocolates: E13, E23, E27. R83, R85
Dress: R81, R83, R85. BG13, BG15, BG18
Shoes: BG13, BG15, BG18

Challenges - 
Color Me Creative Classroom- Favourite Colour Combo
Inky Chicks - Becky's Bingo

Have a great day!!

Friday 25 January 2013

La-La Land Crafts Inspiration Friday - In Stitches

Good morning bloggers!!

Wow, I can't believe it's been a week since I left Anaheim after the CHA convention. It was a fun show but as always, we had a very busy  Make & Take table. You can find the projects we did HERE, HERE & HERE and you will see why they were so very popular!!! 

Anyway, on to today's Inspiration Friday from La-La Land Crafts. My card today features Sweet Friends Marci, Berry Flourish Die, String of Hearts Border Die and Rolled Roses Die (Small/Medium)

 Marci has been coloured with copic markers - 
Skin: E000, E00., E11, R20
Hair: E13, E23, E25, E27
Dress: BG13,BG15, BG18. R43, R45
Hairbands: R43, R46
Teddy.Boots: E51, E53, E55, E57

The design of the card is a Circle Easel card. To make the card I cut out a scalloped circle card base, folded the top part in half, then created my card front on another scalloped circle before adhering it to the top half of the scalloped base. 

My papers are from Authentique and I've added the faux stitching with a copic multiliner. To embellish I've added some white pearls on the base and in the centre of the roses. 

Challenges - 
Copic Marker Europe - Anything goes with Copic Markers
Whimsy Inspiration - Fancy edges

Thanks for dropping in today. Have a wonderful Friday!!

Wednesday 23 January 2013

DT Quixotic Paperie - Saturated Canary: Breathe

Hello!! Today I have a card to share which features one of the new release Saturated Canary stamps that are available for pre-order right now over on the Quixotic Paperie Store. To celebrate the new release, all Saturated Canary stamps are 10% off for a limited time only.

The stamp I've used is called Zumba Chick and she is just! 

She's been coloured with copic markers - 
Skin: E000, E00, E11, R20
Hair: E21, E23, 27
Pants: B21, B23, B26
Shirt: YG21, YG23, YG25
Shoes/Hairband/Pants: R05, R08

My papers are from Basic Grey and they've been machine stitched down onto coordinating cardstock. I layered up my papers adding a white doily in between. To embellish I've added some lime green polka dot ribbon & pearls from my stash, flowers, crystal gems & lace from Wild Orchid Crafts and a Tim Holtz Idea-Ology 'Breathe' trinket tied with bakers twine. 

Challenges  - 
Make it Monday - Anything Goes
Wild Orchid Crafts - Coming up Roses
Inky Chicks - Becky's Bingo

Thanks for dropping by!!

Sunday 13 January 2013

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps January Release Blog Hop

Well welcome back!! It’s Krafty RELEASE Day at KRAFTIN' KIMMIE STAMPS!! And we’re celebrating with a KRAFTY HOP!! It's our first release for 2013 and it's a doozy!!!

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 TWO sweet new sets with the kiddos from Cheryl Alger........SWEET DREAMS and LOVE IS THE BEST MEDICINE! We also have a fun new set from Emilie Goulet called BATTERIES NOT INCLUDED! And of course we have an amazing new set of SIX awesome NERDS AND GEEKS from Annie Rodrigue that are simply stunning! OH and don’t forget the incredible new Trinket stamps for the backs of your cards, envelopes, gift bags and tags .... called HANDMADE TRINKETS by the lovely Nicole Aspinall!!! 

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

**ALSO we are having a Krafty Guest Contest right NOW! So if you'd like to submit, please check out this POST HERE!

Now let's get hoppin' and shoppin'!!

Saturday 12 January 2013

La-La Land Crafts CHA Release Showcase

If you are here for the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps January Release and new Krafty Challenge just keep on scrolling or CLICK HERE!! 

Good morning!! It's time for La-la Land Craft's CHA Release Showcase. Both teams have got to together to create an amazing array of samples using the new STAMPS & DIES! 

My card features Beret Marci, Eiffel Tower Die, Heart Banner Die, Rolled Roses (Sm) Die & the new Bench Die!! 

I coloured Marci with Copic Markers:
Skin: E000, E00, E11, R20
Hair: E21, E23, E25, E27
Clothing: R24, R43,R46
Shoes: B21, B23, B24, B26. C5, C8
Shading: W1

I went with the whole colours of the flag theme, lol. My papers are En Francais from Prima and they've been machine stitched onto heavy cardstock. I layered the dies and added some white self adhesive pearls to the centre of the rolled roses. This stamp also comes with 2 matching sentiments and I've chosen to use Embrace  Happiness. 

Check out what the rest of the LLLC design teams have created HERE on the blog! 
Have a great day

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps January Release Previews & Krafty Challnege

How AWESOME were those robots that we previewed yesterday in the BATTERIES NOT INCLUDED stamp set?? So fun!!  

So, today on the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps blog we have a new challenge AND we are previewing the brand new ANNIE stamps for JANUARY 2013!! 

This month we have a set of FABULOUS...... NERDS AND GEEKS!!! Don't we all know a few nerdy peeps in our everyday lives?? If you can't think of anyone in your's probably YOU!! Haha!

Just wait 'til you see all the FUN creations by the rest of the Krafty Girls and Guests featuring Astro Boy, Bookworm, Computer Nerd, Gamer Girl, Lab Geek and Robot Boy!! 

I have made two cards for today. My first card features Robot Boy. 

and my second card features Gamer Girl. 

Check out all the amazing creations on today's hop in combination with this week's challenge!! The lovely JENNY is our hostess this week and her challenge is ANYTHING GOES!! We want EVERYONE to play along and have a chance to win the new GAMER GIRL, as featured on Jenny'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!

Wanna know the random commenter who is getting a set of those cuties?? Well, ALL the winners of this week will be announced at the LIVE online RELEASE PARTY on SATURDAY!!! Go HERE to get all the details!!!

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 stampers are each going to WIN a package of today's stamps!! Woohoo!!!

ALL of our JANUARY stamps will be available TONIGHT at the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Shop!!! We'll be celebrating tonight at our FIRST EVER ONLINE RELEASE PARTY!! It's over at our KKS Facebook fan page! Join us for all the fun!! You can find more details here!! 

Happy hoppin'!!

Friday 11 January 2013

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps January Release Previews Day Three

Welcome back!! We hope you enjoyed all the sweet new designs we shared yesterday featuring the new LOVE IS THE BEST MEDICINE and SWEET DREAMS stamp sets! And before we go any further, would you like to know who won those sets??? Well, ALL the winners of this week will be announced at the LIVE online RELEASE PARTY on SATURDAY!!! Go HERE to get all the details!!!

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!! Let us introduce..... BATTERIES NOT INCLUDED!! Emilie has created a fun set of ROBOT images for your cards and scrapbook pages! You're going to get a real kick out of these guys!!!

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 BATTERIES NOT INCLUDED!! {All of this week's winners will be announced at the online party on Saturday night!}

All our new JANUARY 2013 stamps will be available on Saturday at the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Shop!!! And don't miss the online PAR-TAY to celebrate! 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 celebrate with......NERDS and GEEKS!!

Happy hoppin'!!

Thursday 10 January 2013

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps January Previews Day Two

Welcome back to our JANUARY Kraftin' Kimmie Peeks!!! Today we are excited to share TWO ADORABLE new sets by artist Cheryl Alger!!! You'll recognize these characters from previous sets.....Lulu, Lexi and Lucas! And they are just as cute as can be!!! These new sets are.......SWEET DREAMS and LOVE IS THE BEST MEDICINE!!

I used one image from each set, the are just too ADORABLE!!

Would you like to know who won the new HANDMADE TRINKETS stamp set that we previewed yesterday???!! Well, you'll just have to wait until Saturday night at our very first ONLINE RELEASE PARTY!!! Hope you can join us for all the fun and excitement and prizes!!! You can read all the details about how you can join us RIGHT HERE!

All the Krafty Girls and Krafty Guests listed below have lots of super sweet 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 SWEET DREAMS or LOVE IS THE BEST MEDICINE stamp set!!!!!

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 Saturday night at the KKStamps Shop!!

Happy hoppin'!

Wednesday 9 January 2013

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps January Release Previews Day One

Well it's 2013 and Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps is startin' things off with a BANG!!! We have tons of awesome new stamps for our first release of the year AND we're having our very first ONLINE RELEASE PARTY!!! It's happening this SATURDAY at our Facebook fan page....and you can get ALL the details HERE!!! All the new stamps we're sharing over the next few days will be released on SATURDAY NIGHT!

Now let's get on with our JANUARY 2013 RELEASE!!!!! 

We are kicking off the *New* JANUARY 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….HANDMADE TRINKETS!!

What a fabulous new set of Trinkets, wouldn't you say??? Here you are, creating all these gorgeous cards and gifts to give to your family and friends....and now you can stamp them up to show YOU made them!! 

There are SIX fantastic stamps featuring images from our artists that you can use for the backs of your cards, for gift cards, altered items and all those baked goods you plan on giving out!! *wink* 

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 Handmade Trinkets set which includes SIX trinkets in each set PLUS two tiny little copyright stamps so that you can stamp them in a tiny little obscure spot on your creations if you want! You will get the set as a completely unmounted full sheet of deeply etched grey rubber.

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 HANDMADE TRINKETS set!!! {All of this week's winners will be announced at the online party on Saturday night!}

Happy kraftin'!

Monday 7 January 2013

You Make Me Smile

Hi all! Just flying by quickly with a card I made for Alicia's Little Shop's challenge, which features her Photographer digital stamp.

Apologies for the poor quality of the pictures, I have a 7yr old crafting with me and she's taken over where my light tent usually goes.  I hope to replace the photos later :)

I coloured her up with copic markers
Skin: E000, E00, E11, R20
Hair: E21, E23, E25, E27
Shirt: R81, R83, R85
Pants: E31, E33, E35
Camera: BG45, BG53, BG57. C3, C5

I then drew the polaroid effect around her using a copic multi liner. I shaded the background with Tumble Glass distress ink. 

The sentiment is from Waltzingmouse Stamps Compact Sentiments Pt. 2

Thanks for dropping by! I'm heading back into the craft room as I'm still playing catch up from being down with flu all Christmas!


Wednesday 2 January 2013

DT Little Darlings Rubber Stamps - Fresh Picked Flowers, and Hearts!!

Hi everyone! It's my turn to post some Design Team inspiration over on the Little Darlings Rubber Stamps Inspiration blog. The theme we are following this month is Hearts & Flowers and the image I'm showcasing is Fresh Picked Flowers

I used Chocolate Covered Cherry papers, one of  Little Darlings Rubber Stamps collections. I layered them up and rip distressed the edges. 

I coloured up my image with copic markers, trimmed her out and mounted her on to the tag with 3D foam dots. I also added some die cuts, which have also been mounted on 3D foam for extra dimension. The Heart Banner Die is from La-La Land Crafts new release dies. 

The sentiment I've used is from the All Occasions collection. 

Copic markers used:
Skin - E000, E00, E11, R20
Hair - E21, E23, E27, E29
Shirt/Bow - R24, R43, R46
Pants - Y11, Y13, Y17
Flowers - R81, R83, R85
Basket - E51, E55, E57

Challenges -
By the Cute & Girly - Cute and girly
Ladybug Crafts - Anything but a card 
Wild Orchid Challenges - Anything Goes

Thanks for dropping by today!