Thursday 28 February 2013

WOW! Embossing February Challenge

It's the last day of February and the last day to enter our WOW! Embossing Challenge. The theme this month is ... 


I made a simple Black and White card and added splashes of purple and red. 

I used the Love Beyond Measure stamp set, stamped out the LOVE with Dusty Concorde distress ink and heat embossed with Clear Gloss embossing powder. I stamped out the entwined hearts, which are also in the set, with Fired Brick ink. Then I cut it out using Nestabilities labels dies. 

To embellish I added a large Prima flower, some rose buds and flowers I made using the Melt-It Powder and powder from the Sugar n Spice kit

WOW! Products Used:

I also want to share a card I made for last month's theme, which was ICE & SNOW, but due to my dodgy internet connection it didn't make the blog. It does have the word LOVE on it so I guess it ties nicely with this month's theme ;) 

For the background I used the Blizzard stamp on white card and heat embossed it using Clear Matt powder, then I sponged it with Tumbled Glass Distress inks. I used the same technique for the words, which are from the Collage clear stamp set

I took the rose from the Simply Amazing stamp set and heat embossed it twice, layering one on top of the other with 3D foam for some dimension. To complete the card I added some baker's twine to the sentiments and flower centre. 

Today is the last day to enter our monthly challenge for your chance at winning 12 embossing powders. Check out all of the details HERE
Remember, all projects must have either heat embossing or use WOW! products to qualify!
You must also be a follower of our blog to enter*.

Thanks for dropping by!

Waltzingmouse Stamps "Some of our Favourite Things" Blog Waltz

Welcome to the Waltzingmouse Stamps FAVOURITE THINGS blog waltz!!! You should have arrived here from Jennifer's blog, but if not, the whole list of participating ladies is at the bottom of this post so you can find your way!!

 While Miss Mouse is busily preparing some amazing new sets for 2013 the design team thought it would be FUN to look back over the unique designs already in the catalogue. Each of us have chosen our favourite set to work with today.

We are also THRILLED welcome the former Mischief Makers to the WMS Design Team....  and they are playing along today!! Please do drop by their blogs to welcome them on board!!

I have MANY sets that I love, but today I have chosen  'Twas the Night before Christmas simply because I just can't get to use it enough.

I had this idea to alter a frame a long time ago but simply hadn't gotten around to doing it. I had all of the supplies stashed away so I pulled them out and I am so happy with how it turned out. To prepare the frame I first painted it white with acrylic paint and then covered it with patterned papers, sanding the edgers for a more distressed look. 

I had some HUGE glittery snowflakes just begging to be used up. I chose a gold one, then added bare chipboard swirls and layered up flowers and flossed buttons on top to each side of the frame. 

Inks Used: 
Memento Black
Antique Linen
Fired Brick
Evergreen Bough
Brushed Cordoroy 

Check out what the rest of the WMS DT have created for your viewing pleasure.... and next on the waltz is Becca Feeken!!

And here is the full list of Waltzing Ladies today.... 
Belinda Chang Langner

Thanks for dropping by!!

Wednesday 27 February 2013

DT Quixotic Paperie - Altered Door Hanger

Hi everyone!! Today it's my turn to share a little inspiration over on the Quixotic Paperie Blog and I have a project to share which features the cutest little monster from the Oddly Sweet Curiosities Set 1 by SCACD

I had some bare chipboard door hangers that I purchased from Craty Cutting a while back, and thought this image was PERFECT for hanging on my craft room door - of course I didn't bargain on a 9yo boy swiping it the first chance he got. Seriously, I have nothing left with these children of mine!! :P

First I painted it with white acrylic paint and then covered it with patterned papers. Once the papers were stuck down I sanded the edges to smooth them out. 

I stamped my image onto Make it Crafty Blending Card and coloured it up with copic markers. I cut it out using circle nestabilities and sponged the background with distress ink. Then I added my layers to the door hanger, using some flossed buttons and lace trim to embellish. 

I simply stamped out the sentiement with Memento black ink, rounded the corners and adhered it to the door hanger with 3D foam. 

LOL! Love that sentiment!!! 

Well that's it from me for today. Thank you so much for dropping in on me 
Have a wonderful day

Sunday 24 February 2013

DT Quixotic Paperie - Stamping Bella Birthday

Oooh, second post today. I am making hay while sun shines!! lol.
I made this card for Quixotic Paperie and it features Posh has a Present from Stamping Bella’s Uptown Girls.

I coloured my image with copic markers
Skin: E000, E00, E11, R20
Hair: E21, E23, E27
Dress: BG11, BG13, BG15
Gifts/Bag: R81, R83, R85. YR30, YR31. BG11, BG15.

My papers are from Jillybean Soup and I’ve matted and stitched them down onto pink & white cardstock. To embellish I’ve added some pink ribbon, teal ribbon, die cut tickets, pearls and Prima flowers. I also used some Make it Crafty chippies which I painted with acrylics.

I used the sketch from Stampin' Bella's challenge this week - with a few adjustments to fit my image. These girls are TALL! love 'em!!, lol.

Flowers - Prima
Chipboard Flourish & Butterfly - Make it Crafty
Ribbon - Wild Orchid Crafts
Doily - Stash
Pearls - Hobby House
Star Dust Stickles - Ranger

You can see the whole collection of Uptown Girls right here on the store.

All that Stickles  - #4 Star Dust
Stamping Bella - Sketch
Inky Chicks - Mother's Day or Birthday

Thanks for dropping by!

Basic Grey Challenges - Anything Goes!!

Hi everyone! Well my internet woes continue but we have switched providers and hopefully, once we are set up and running in a couple of weeks, it will solve the issues. If not... ugh, don't even wanna go THERE!! 

The new challenge is up and running over on Basic Grey Challenges and it's an easy peasy ANYTHING GOES challenge. Remember, you must use at least one Basic Grey product though!!

My card features  Basic Grey Origins 6x6 papers and my image is  Zsa Zsa, a new release stamp by Little Darlings Rubber Stamps.

I used copic markers on my image and shaded the background with Tumbled Glass distress ink.
Skin: E000, E00, E11, R20
Hair: E21, E23, E27
Dress: G24, G43, G46
Purse/Shoes/Tiara: Y13, Y15, Y19
Stardust Stickles

The sentiment is also by Little Darlings Rubber Stamps and is from the All Occasions collection. 

Embellishments - 
Flowers - Wild Orchid Crafts
Tulle - Tabby Crafts
Buttons & Bling - Stash
Button Twine - Waltzingmouse Stamps
Film Strip - Idea-ology by Tim Holtz
Startdust Stickles - Ranger

Simon Says Stamp is offering one lucky winner a fab $25 shopping spree in the Simon Says Superstore.

(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 checkhere if you would like to see these conditions)

All that Stickles - Star Dust
Sweet Stamping - Mother's Day/Special Lady
Inspire Me Fridays - Always Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly - Buttons & Bling

Thanks for dropping by!!

Sunday 17 February 2013

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps February 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 TWO sweet new sets with the kiddos from Cheryl Alger........SOMEBUNNY LOVES YOU and LIL' BUCKAROOS! We also have a fun new set from Emilie Goulet called WORLD OF WONDER! And of course we have an amazing new set of SIX awesome stamps in our LOVELY LITERATURE collection from Annie Rodrigue that are simply A-mazing! OH and don’t forget the incredible new BOOKWORM TRINKET stamps and the new SPRING SWEETIES set by the lovely Nicole Aspinall!!!

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

The Kraftin' Kimmie Stamp shop now carries a selection of 6x6 paper pads!!! We are happy to offer these to our Canadian customers at the moment, due to the extra weight of the paper. But if there are any International/US customers that would also like to take advantage of the paper pads, please email us for a quote on the extra shipping costs involved! OH and to celebrate this new feature, we've even got a few of the pads ON SALE!!

**Who likes FREE? Well, the FIRST 30 orders of $30 or more before shipping and taxes, will receive a FREE package of either Pearl or Glitter Candy Dots by American Crafts!!! Just an extra special gift for our extra special customers!!!

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

Saturday 16 February 2013

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps February Release Preview Day Five & New Challenge

Welcome back to Day FIVE of the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps February previews!!! Now how CUTE were those sets by Cheryl Alger yesterday??? The Krafty Girls cards were SO awesome!! 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 TONIGHT!!! Go HERE to get all the details!!!

So are you here for a new challenge or are you here to check out the brand new ANNIE stamps for FEBRUARY 2013???? Well, not to worry! We've got BOTH!! Not only do we have a new weekly challenge but we also have SIX new AWESOME stamps!!!

This month we have a FABULOUS collection called...... LOVELY LITERATURE!!! If you are a total book lover, like most of the Krafty Girls, you are gonna LOVE these familiar characters!!!

Just wait 'til you see all the FUN creations by the Krafty Girls and Guests featuring Anne of Green Gables, Little Orphan Annie, Mary Poppins, Nancy Drew, Scarlett O'Hara and Sherlock Holmes!! It's another incredibly fun release!! You will love it!

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 ANNE OF GREEN GABLES, 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!

Friday 15 February 2013

Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps February Release Day Four

Welcome back to day four of our FEBRUARY 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.......LIL' BUCKAROOS and SOMEBUNNY LOVES YOU!

Would you like to know who won the new World of Wonder stamp set that we previewed yesterday???!! Well, you'll just have to wait until Saturday night at this month's 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!

Not only do we have all these supah cute new stamps to share today BUT we are also thrilled to share that Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps is sponsoring this month's SKETCH challenge over at the Designed to Color blog!!! You have a whole month to join in the fun and you could WIN your choice of THREE single stamps!!! Woohoo!!! Get krackin'!!
Bunny Lucas - KKS Feb

Bunny Lucas 1- KKS Feb

Bunny Lucas 3- KKS Feb

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 LIL' BUCKAROOS or SOMEBUNNY LOVES YOU stamp set!!!!! {All of this week's winners will be announced at the online party on Saturday night!}

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

Happy hoppin'!

Cowgirl Lulu - KKS Feb

Cowgirl Lulu 1- KKS Feb

Cowgirl Lulu 2- KKS Feb

Thursday 14 February 2013

Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps February Release Day Three

Welcome back!! We hope you enjoyed all the sweet designs we shared yesterday featuring the new BOOKWORM TRINKETS stamp set! And before we go any further, would you like to know who won that set??? Well, ALL the winners of this week will be announced at the LIVE online RELEASE PARTY on SATURDAY!! Details for the party will be announced later on today!! So keep your eyes peeled!
Today at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps we are sharing a new set by the totally talented Emilie Goulet!!! We've got a perfect set for spring!! Let us introduce..... WORLD OF WONDER!! Emilie has created a fun set of outdoor adventure images for your cards and scrapbook pages! You're going to get a real kick out of these girls!!!

I colour my image with Copic Markers - 
Skin:E000, E00, E11, R20
Hair: E97, E99, E31
Backpack: YG03, YG63
Shirt: R24, Y43, Y46
Pants/Boots: E51, E53, E55
Ground: W1, W3, W5

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 WORLD OF WONDER!! {All of this week's winners will be announced at the online party on Saturday night!}
All our new FEBRUARY 2013 stamps will be available on Saturday at the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Shop!!! And don't miss the online PAR-TAY to celebrate! {Details to come shortly!} Come on back tomorrow because we'll be revealing two new stamp sets by Cheryl Alger!!!
Happy hoppin'!!

Wednesday 13 February 2013

Happy Birthday Renate!!!!


Yay, we have another Yumi & Fumi birthday girl!! It's Renate's very special day. The Design Team and Friends have put together a collection of cards over on the Yumi & Fumi blog and hope to SURPRISE our birthday girl!! 

On my card I've used Yumi with Fan. 

She's been coloured up with copic markers
Skin: E000, E00, E11, R20
Hair: C9, C1
Kimono/Fan: R32, R35, R37, R39. G40, G42, G6
Sandals: R39

I hope you have a wonderful, fun filled day :) 

Please stop by the Yumi and Fumi Blog to wish Renate a very Happy Birthday!!


Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps February Release Day Two

 Well it's Day TWO of our Krafty Peeks at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps !! Are ya ready for more??? 
Today we’d like to introduce all you READERS to a beautiful new set of Trinkets!!! We are very excited to share with you our GORGEOUS….BOOKWORM TRINKETS!! Eeeek!! Who's been waiting for these?? I know I have!

For my first project I made a bookmark tag using a chipboard bookmark from Crafty Cutting.

Book Tag - KKS Feb

Just two of the fantastic TRINKET stamps.... 
Book Tag 1- KKS Feb

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 BOOKWORM TRINKETS set which includes EIGHT trinkets in each set! You will get the set as a completely unmounted full sheet of deeply etched grey rubber.

For my second project I made a corner bookmark - the tutorial for this is by Beate Johns and is available on Splitcoast Stampers.

Bookmark - KKS Feb

Needless to say, this one was nabbed by my 9yo, who is a real bookworm!!

Bookmark 2 - KKS Feb

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

Friday 8 February 2013

Make it Crafty Valentine's Hop

Hi and welcome to the Make it Crafty Valentine's Hop!! This will be my last DT project for Make it Crafty, it's time to move on to pastures new. I had a blast and I shall miss my teamies so much. 

You should have arrived here from the very lovely Delphine's blog. If not, then jump on back to Daria's blog, where the fun begins :) Hop along with us to see the inspirational LOVEY DOVEY projects designed by the MiC ladies which are sure to win your heart! There are also some spot prizes along the way so make sure you comment on each blog as you go ;) 

So today I have altered one of the amazing 3D kits designed by Miss Zoe herself, the Circle Shadow box. My wedding scene was created using Over the Threshold and Wedding Church images. 

First I painted all  my chipboard embellishments. The chippies sets I've used are Tree BranchesOriental Bird and Spring Swing. Once they were painted up I set them aside to dry.  Then I painted the background with pale blue acrylic paint and added some clouds. 

My images were coloured with copic markers before trimming them out with a scissors. 
Wedding Couple -
Skin: E000, E00, E11, R20
Dress - BV01, BV20
Suit - W1 through W9
Shoes - W5, W7, W9
Tie - BG 13, BG18

Church - 
W1, W3, W5
E09, E18, E97
Y21, Y26, Y28
YG03, YG63, YG67

I layered up the tree branches, the church, some grass, a white fence, more grass and then finally the wedding couple. Then I arranged the rest of my painted chippies around the front of the shadow box, adding some pins, pearls and a felt flower. 

Next on the hop is Stephanie

Here is the list of ladies participating in the hop today - 
Sandie - That's me :)

Wednesday 6 February 2013

DT Quixotic Paperie - Stamping Bella Lolly

Today I have a card to share which features Lolly and her Brolly from Stamping Bella's Uptown Girls collection. These beauties are so much fun to work with.

I coloured her up with Copic markers and shaded around her with some copic refill ink & my blender pen
Skin - E00, E11, R20
Flower Pot/Boots - E95, E97, E99
Coat - R11, R12, E95, R02
Umbrella - YG21, YG23, YG25
Sunflower - E23, E25, E27. Y15, Y19

The papers I've  used are from My Mind's Eye 
Embellishments: White lace, green ribbon, white ribbon, white doily, die cut tickets, paper flowers, a fabric flower from Prima and self adhesive pearls. 

To finish I stamped the sentiment onto kraft card and trimmed it out using scissors. 

Challenges - 
Wild Orchid Challenges - Anything Goes

Have a great day!!

Tuesday 5 February 2013

DT Quixotic Paperie - Lilliana

Hi guys! I finally have my internet connection back, but for how long is anyone's guess, lol. Today I have a card to share which I made last week. It features Lilliana from the new release of Saturated Canary stamps - which are available to pre order over on the Quixotic Paperie store

My papers are from My Mind's Eye and as always, I've stitched them down onto the cardstock. I added a white doily in between the papers. To embellish I've used Wild Orchid Crafts and Prima flowers, pearls from The Hobby House, die-cut tickets, Tim Holtz film strip and a flossed wooden LOVE charm. 

Copic Markers:
Skin: E000, E00. E11, R20
Hair - E08, E09, E18
Shirt: R30, R32, R35
Pants: BG13, BG15, BG18
Shoes - E23, E25, E27

You can enjoy 10% off the whole range of Saturated Canary stamps for a limited time only!!

That's it from me for today. Don't forget to check out the SPECIALS section for some super offers.

Hope it inspires!