Saturday, 30 March 2013

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps - The Great Outdoors

It's time for a new challenge over at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!!! This week our hostess is CHERYL!! And her challenge is called the GREAT OUTDOORS!! So create a card, scrapbook page or altered item with a Kraftin' Kimmie stamp that features the great outdoors or nature in some way, for your chance to win the stamp featured on Cheryl's card today. 

On my card I have featured one of the cute Down on the Farm images - Lulu, with coodinating sentiment. 


Stamped out onto Make it Colour blending card and coloured with copic markers. 
The papers are from My Mind's Eye. I've stitched them down onto cardstock and layered them up. I hand cut the banner and mouted it on 3D foam. For the sentiment - I cut it out using nestabilities and sponged it with Tumbled Glass distress ink before removing the die. This leaves the white border. To embellish I've simply added some white self-adhesive pearls 


SPECIALS!!!

Not only was Frugal Friday Specials up a day early but there are MORE than usual on special -  TWELVE favourite stamps and NINE stamp sets (including Trinkets, Lulus, sentiments etc.) on special 25-50% OFF but just until Sunday night!

There are lots of brand NEW 6x6 PAPER PADS in stock and some 8x8s!!! {Canadian shipping will remain the same right now, but US/International customers, please check first as there may be extra shipping charges because of the weight.} We've got new Doodlebug, Carta Bella, Websters Pages, Best Creation, Fancy Pants, Graphic 45, Cosmo Cricket, Echo Park...soooo many fun designs! Scoop some up along with your new stamps!!! 

This is also your LAST chance to grab the March Gimme Kimmies Kits featuring the newest stamps at a discount!!!! After the weekend, they are gone! 

Check out the wonderful creations by our Krafty Girls and Guests featuring this week's challenge!! If you join us and play along, you could WIN a Kraftin' Kimmie Stamp!!! 

Happy kraftin'!!
Sandie
xXx

Friday, 29 March 2013

La-la Land Crafts Inspiration Friday - Spring/Easter


Good morning!! We have another Inspiration Friday for you over on La-La Land Crafts and today our theme is Spring/Easter.



My papers are by Prima, from the Devine Collection. To embellish I added some buttons flossed with Baker's Twin, white flat backed pearls and the little hearts cut out from the Heart Banner die. 


Copic Markers: 
Skin: E000, E00, E11, R20
Hair: E13, E15, E!7, E18
Dress: B00, B02, B04, B05
Boots/Dress/Hairbands: RV02, RV04, RV06
Boots/Flower: Y13, Y15, Y17, YR21, YR27
Watercan: G40, G43, G46
Bee: Y15, Y17. C5, C8

Challenges - 
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
Ribbon Carousel Challenge - Spring is in the air


Thanks for popping in!
Sandie
xxx

Thursday, 28 March 2013

Yumi & Fumi Handmade - Springtime!

Hi everyone! Final reminder about our challenge over on Yumi & Fumi Handmade which ends in just over a day! The theme for this challenge is Springtime, and let's face it, at this point the only Spring we're getting is on our cards!! Brr..it's SO COLD here!! You can check out all of details on the challenge HERE

My card today features Fumi with Gift 


I coloued up the skin and hair with copic markers and paper-pieced her clothes. I also used copics on the gift. My papers are called Strawberry Picnic and they are by Wild Rose Studios. 

To embellish I added some lace, flowers, punched butterflies, pins, pearls & a flossed button. 


Challenges - 
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
Ribbon Carousel Challenge - Spring is in the air



Thanks for stopping by!
Have a great day
Sandie
xXx

Wednesday, 27 March 2013

DT Quixotic Paperie - I'd Travel the World.....

Hi!! Today I want to share a Quixotic Paperie DT that card I made recently featuring Svetlana from Russia, one of the gorgeous stamps from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Travel Girls collection. 


I stamped her out onto Make it Colour blending card with memento black ink, and used copic markers to colour her up -
Skin - E000, E00, E11, R20
Hair - E23, E27
Reds - R43, R24, R46
Gold - Y21, Y26, Y28

And the cut her out with a scissors before popping her up with 3D foam 


My papers are various scraps from my stash which I layered up adding a white doily and some white lace. I hand cut the banner and corner piece and finished with some punched butterflies, pearls and a metal charm. 



Have a great day!
Sandie
xXx

Tuesday, 26 March 2013

The Greeting Farm April Release Previews - Alice Bean

Hi everyone! I have some very exciting news to share with you all today. It's been SO hard to keep it a secret but I am finally able to announce that I made The Greeting Farm's Showcase DT and today is my first post :D 

Today were are showcasing the first of the upcoming April Release stamps - Alice Bean. and wonderful dies - Delicate Words


The papers I've used are Treasures by Shabby Chic. I don't typically 'do' blue but I love these papers!! The idea of the money envelope is to put a gift card or cash in there, making it a gift as well as a card. "Enjoy" is from the delicate words dies. 

A little close up of Alice.... 

I also altered a moleskine notebook..... 


The papers are My Mind's Eye - Gnome Sweet Gnome, and I've ripped them and layered them up. I also layered up a bingo card underneath some white lace. Alice is popped up on foam dots, as is the banner at the top. I used "Smile", another one of the dies in the set. 



If you would like a chance to win todays preview products hop on over to the Greeting Farm blog for the details on how to enter. 

Have a great day
Sandie
xXx




Monday, 25 March 2013

Waltzingmouse Stamps Happy Easter

Hi!! Jumping in quickly with a card I made recently featuring the new release stamps, A Good Egg, from Waltzingmouse Stamps. Love this set, it's SO easy to use and it is soooo cute!! 


I went all CAS again - I think I'm becoming a little more comfortable with it now, but as always, a few pearls made their way onto my card, lol. 

I used all distress inks 
Tumbled Glass
Victorian Velvet
Mustard Seed 
Peeled Paint


All of my card is from PaperMill Direct. I dry embossed the Sky Blue panel. The front panel is adhered with 3D foam for dimension. 

Challenges - 
Crafty Bloggers Network - Spring or Pastels
Make it Monday - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp Challenge - Easter or Spring

Thanks for peeking in!
Sandie
xXx




Saturday, 23 March 2013

Basic Grey Challenges - Happy Easter

Hi and Happy Saturday!! We have a new challenge starting over on Basic Grey Challenges and this fortnight we want to see your EASTER projects!! 

On my card today I've used Basic Grey PB&J 6x6 papers with an adorable stamp from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Somebunny Loves You stamp collection. 


I started with a base of Forest Green card and layered white card on top. Then I layered up 2 design papers before adding my image, which is popped up on foam tape. I coloured Lulu up with copic markers and add a little shading for the ground using W1 &W3. 


To embellish I added some flower trim, green ribbon, pearls and a flossed button. 



Products Used:
Cardstock: PaperMill Direct
Image - Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps
Sentiment & Button Twine - Waltzingmouse Stamps
Ribbon/Trim/Pearls - Stash

Challenges - 
Cute Card Thursday - Easter Parade
Simon Says Stamp - Easter/Spring
Ribbon Carousel Challenge - Spring is in the air

Have a great day!!
Sandie
xXx

Friday, 22 March 2013

La-La Land Crafts Inspiration Friday - 3D/Altered

Hi!! It's Friday and that means we have some Inspiration for you over on the La-la Land Crafts blog. This week our theme is 3D/Altered. 

I found a great tutorial on Splitcoast Stampers for a Nugget Box so that is what I made :D 


I used pink cardstock for the base and layered up some Prima papers onto it. The dies I've used are Rolled Rose Sm/Med, Heart Banner, Filigree Corner & Large Flourish(leaves). 


To embellish I added some white pearls and a little bow made of Baker's Twine. 


Don't forget you can play along with us by uploading your creations to our Customer Gallery. We also have a wonderful Facebook Page where you can share your cards as well as a Twitter feed!

Have a great weekend
Sandie
xx



Wednesday, 20 March 2013

Quixotic Paperie - Anya Blooms

Hey everyone! It's my turn to share a little Quixotic Paperie inspiration :D On my card today I am featuring Anya Blooms, one of the fantastic new release stamps from The Greeting Farm. 


I stamps her out onto Make it Colour blending card and then coloured her up with copic markers : 
Skin - E000, E00, E11, R20
Hair - E23, E25, E27
Dress - B21, B23, B24, B26
Flowers - YG03, YG63, Y32, Y35, Y38. E43, E44


My papers are Hello Pastel from Prima marketing and I've matted them onto white, and blue, cardstock from Papermill Direct. To embellish I've added some flowers, pearls and a flossed button. 


Challenges - 


Thanks for dropping by!
Sandie
xXx

Tuesday, 19 March 2013

WOW! Embossing Powder - Mother's Day Gift Set

Hi! Today I have a little WOW! Embossing inspiration for you. This month our challenge theme is Anything Goes and you can find all the details on entering over on THIS POST

I just LOVE making cards with coordinating treat boxes. They are so easy to do and they make such a wonderful gift. We've already had Mother's Day in Ireland the UK but it appears the rest of the world will be celebrating on May 12th. 


For the card I started with a pink card base - sized at 105mm x 148mm. All of my card is from Papermill Direct. I used Victorian Velvet distress ink and the Vintage Wallpaper background stamp to create the bottom panel and I used an embossing folder for the design on the top panel. The butterfly is from the Simply Amazing clear stamp set and I've stamped it out with distress ink and heat embossed it with clear gloss powder before trimming it out with a scissors. The 'Happy Mother's Day' sentiment is from the Everyday Sentiments set


Again, I used Victorian Velvet distress ink and the Vintage Wallpaper stamp for the treat box. I used the tutorial over on Splitcoast Stampers for the box, but I changed it up a little to suit my projects. For the front panel I used the cameo and frame from Simply Amazing and layered it on top of some cheesecloth and white lace. To finish it off I added some little pearls, and white ribbon to close the box. 


That's it from me for today! Don't forget to check out the March Anything Goes challenge for your chance to win 12 embossing powders in a handy carry case! 

WOW! Embossing products used:
Powders: Clear Gloss

Sandie
xXx


Sunday, 17 March 2013

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps March 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........DOWN ON THE FARM and FAIRY FRIENDS!! We also have a fun new set from Emilie Goulet called PRETTY LITTLE PIXIES! And of course we have an amazing new set of SIX awesome stamps in our SASSY SPRITES collection with a coordinating FABULOUS FRAMES set and they are simply A-mazing! OH and don’t forget the TWO incredible new sets of TRINKETS ...... SPRING TRINKETS and FAIRY TRINKETS!!


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 regular shipping prices but due to the extra weight of the paper, 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! We've got lots of new ones in and even a few ON SALE!! 


**Who likes FREE? Well, the FIRST 30 orders of $30 or more before shipping and taxes, will receive a FREE package of 20 yards of assorted TWINE! Just an extra special gift for our extra special customers!!! 

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



Saturday, 16 March 2013

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps March Release Day Four & New Challenge

Welcome back to Day FOUR of the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps March previews!!! Now how CUTE were those sets by Cheryl Alger yesterday??? 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 some more brand new stamps for MARCH 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 AND a new coordinating SET!!! 

Today we have a FABULOUS collection called...... SASSY SPRITES!!! If you love fairies and pixies and sprites....this release is just for YOU!! Also we have an incredible coordinating set of FABULOUS FRAMES that can be used on their own or with ANY of your stamps! There are so many ways to use them AND the set comes with TEN phrases and sentiments!!


Check out all the FUN creations by the Krafty Girls and Guests featuring Ivy, Isadora, Melaina, Naida, Rayne and Tatiana!! It's another incredibly fun release!! You will love it! There are lots of amazing creations on today's hop in combination with this week's challenge!! The lovely ALICE 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 ISADORA, 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 stampers are each going to WIN a package of today's stamps!! Woohoo!!!

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

OH and here's something exciting!!! The FIRST 30 orders of $30 or more after the new stamps are released tonight AT 7:30pm EST will each receive a package of 20 YARDS of assorted coloured TWINE for FREE with their order!!! How fantastic is that!!




Friday, 15 March 2013

La-La Land Crafts Inspiration Friday - Good Luck/St. Patrick's Day

Hi!! It's Inspiration Friday over on La-La Land Crafts and our inspiration theme for this week is

  Good Luck or St. Patrick's Day

I have a couple of little albums to share. I spotted the Shamrock albums over on the Crafty Cutting website but they were a little too small so I emailed asking if there was a chance they could make some just a little bit bigger -  and they did!! These ones are 5.5" tall and the perfect size for my images -  Leprechaun Luka & Irish Marci



The papers I've used are a freebie download - can't remember where I got them from but I'm sure I just Googled St. Patrick's Day digi papers and they came up.

I've used a selection of La-La Land Crafts Dies - Rolled Rose Sm/MedHeart FenceGrass BorderGarden Bench

Marci and Luka have been coloured with  Copic Markers - 
Skin: E000, E00, E11, R20
Hair, E93, E95, E97
Clothes: G40, G43, G46, Y11, Y13, Y15
Shoes/Pot: C5 through C9



Don't forget you can play along with us by uploading your creations to our Customer Gallery. We also have an awesome Facebook Page where you can share your wonderful LLLC creations, and keep on top of all the news :D

Have a great day!!
Sandie
xXx

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps March Release Day Three

Welcome back to day three of our MARCH Kraftin' Kimmie Peeks!!! Today we are excited to share TWO supah cute 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, perfect for springtime!!! These new sets are.......DOWN ON THE FARM and FAIRY FRIENDS!!

Would you like to know who won the new stamp sets 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!


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 one of the new DOWN ON THE FARM and FAIRY FRIENDS stamp sets!!!!! {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, along with a new CHALLENGE!!! And ALL the new stamps will be available on Saturday night at the KKStamps Shop!!

Have fun!
Sandie
xXx





Thursday, 14 March 2013

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps March Release Day Two

Welcome back!! It's day two of Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps March previews!! We hope you enjoyed all the sweet designs we shared yesterday featuring the new SPRING 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!!! Go HERE to find out all the details and come party with us! 

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..... PRETTY LITTLE PIXIES!! 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!! PLUS we are sharing a SECOND set of TRINKETS to go with the Pixie (and maybe some other stamps you have yet to see).....it's FAIRY TRINKETS!!!


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 TWO stampers will win some of these stamps!!! {All of this week's winners will be announced at the online party on Saturday night!}



All our new MARCH 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 we'll be revealing two new stamp sets by Cheryl Alger!!! 

Happy hoppin'!!





Wednesday, 13 March 2013

DT Quixotic Paperie - Road Trip

Howdy Bloggers!! It's my turn to share some Quixotic Paperie inspiration with you today. On my card I have used Lucas from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps - Off We Go collection. This collection has three adorable images and 5 accompanying sentiments. 


I stamped my image onto Make it Colour blending card and coloured him up with Copic Markers before trimming it out with a scissors. 

Copics Used: 
Skin - E000, E00, E11, R20
Hair - E21, E23, E27
Shirt - YG91, YG93, YG95, YG97
Pants - E42, E43, E44
Shoes - W5, W7, W9


The papers are from My Mind's Eye and they are matted onto white cardstock and a kraft base. To embellish I added some flossed buttons. 


Thanks for dropping by!!
Sandie
xXx

Sunday, 10 March 2013

Home Decor - Altered Shadow Box

 Hi! Today I want to share with you a home decor project made for my daughter's bedroom using some of the NEW La-la Land Crafts 3D Shadow Box kits


This is actually a mix of 2 shadowbox kits - the Lamp Post Shadow Box Kit and the Wings & Crown Shadow Box Kit

How I did it: 
1) I assembled the Shadow Box before painting it all white using acrylic paint, then I set it aside to dry. 
2) While it was drying I painted the accessories pink and/or white and used a heat gun to dry them. Then I heat embossed them with clear gloss embossing powder. 
3) Once the frame had dried I used a grunge stamp with Victorian Velvet ink and stamped on all sides. 


4) Taking the Bird Cage, Large Flourish, Rolled Rose Sm/Med and Scalloped Border dies I cut out the elements for my layout using card and patterned papers. 
5) I layered up all of my elements, adding the photograph. 
6) I finished off by adding some white pearls in the centre of the roses and around the frame.


You can find the whole range of 3D Project Kits HERE and all of the Dies HERE in the store. 

Other Products Used:
Cardstock - The PaperMill
Designer Papers - Prima Marketing 
Pearls - The Hobby House
Embossing Powders - WOW! Embossing

Challenges - 
The Shabby Tea Room - Frame It!
Simon Says Stamp & Show - By the Numbers

Thanks for dropping by!
Sandie
xXx

Friday, 8 March 2013

Waltzingmouse Stamps March Release Blog Waltz!!

It's time to grab your partners and waltz with us because it's time for the Waltzingmouse Stamps March Release!! You should have arrived here from Belinda's blog, but if not and you want to join us then jump back to Claire's blog where you will find all the links. 

There are THREE amazing sets being release today and for the past three days the design team have been showcasing them. On Tuesday we started off with A GOOD EGG. A super cute set perfect for all your Easter projects. I saw this fun Easter Basket tutorial over on Splitcoast Stampers and thought it would be just perfect for today's project.


I created a little scene using distress inks and the small character stamps in the set. 
Inks Used: Scattered Straw, Mustard Seed, Tumbled Glass, Mowed Lawn & Worn Lipstick. I stamped out the sentiment with Memento Black. 


On Wednesday we showcased FOLK ART LABELS NO. 25. This set coordinates with the Spellbinders Labels 25 dies. Again, I got my C&S on and did a remake of the card I made for the previews. I was challenged to use yellow with the purple. as they are the colours that tend to stump me, and this is what I came up with. :) 


I embossed the white card in the background with a brick wall effect embossing folder. Again, I've used distress inks for my label and sentiment - Brushed Cordoroy and Victorian Velvet. 


Yesterday we previewed FOLK ART MEDALLION. This large set of stamps coordinates perfectly with FOLK ART LABELS and the new FOLK ART DIGI PAPERS

Today I have made a Post-It Note Holder. I didn't follow any tutorial on this one. I just measured my post it notes, which were 3" x 5", and allowed a little extra so that it didn't sit flush with the edges. 


For the base I used a 7.5" x 5.25" piece of card and scored it at 3.5" and 4" on the long side. This gave me 3.5" each side of a 0.5" spine. Then I layered up my white card and patterned paper inside going down 0.25" each time. For the front of the holder I used Fired Brick & Pine Needles distress inks. 


There will be a prize of a stamp set of choice from a random drawing from comments left on the blogs, so be sure to comment as you go. You will have until March 11th at 11:59 PM (GMT), 5:5 9AM Central (March 12), 3:59 AM Pacific and 6:59 AM Eastern to leave comments. The winner will be posted on Claire’s blog on Wednesday, March 13th.

Well that's it from me. I hope you enjoyed your visit here. Next on the Waltz is Julia

Have fun!!!
Sandie
xXx


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