Sunday, 30 June 2013

Waltzingmouse Stamps June Release Blog Hop

Hi and welcome to the Waltzingmouse Stamps June release blog hop. You  should have arrived here from Jennifer's blog, but if not and you want to play along, head on over to Claire's blog where the hop begins. 

The sets which are being released today are - 
 Fine Feather, Funky Feathers, Country Labels 14, Big Berry Cherries, You're A Doll, You're A Doll additions, Country Charms, Crackle Background (full background size), Crackle Background Reverse (full background size) Mini Crackle Background and Mini Crackle Background Reverse.  

My first stamp today features the large Crackle Background & Fine Feathers


I stamped the Crackle Background using Pretty in Pink (SU) and adhered it to the pink base card. The feather was stamped with Barely Banana onto another panel of white card and ahered with 3D for for dimension. I wrapped pink/white bakers twine around it and secured it with a bow. 

My next card features Country Labels 14


Another CAS card, which I am loving right now :D I used an orange base and layerd on some yellow cardstock. Then on a white panel I stuck down some ribbon and stamped the sentiment with memento black ink. I cut out the Labels 14 using the dies and stamped the frame with Bundled Sage distress ink, then I added the Prima flower. To embellish I simply added 3 champagne pearls. 

FREEBIE ALERT!! Country Charms will be given FREE to the first 50 orders of £60GBP. After that it will be made available to purchase from the store.  

As always, there will be a prize of a stamp set of choice from a random drawing from comments left on the design team members' blogs. You have until July 2nd at 11:59 PM (GMT), 5:59AM Central (July 3), 3:59 AM Pacific and 6:59 AM Eastern to leave comments. The winner will be announced on Claire’s blog on July 4th.

Next up on the hop is Julia's Blog..

Happy Hoppin'
Sandie
xXx

Friday, 28 June 2013

SCACD New Release Blog Hop

Today Susana Loves Stamps releases yet another round of these FUN little pranksters the Oddly Sweet Curiosities #5!

With their universal appeal the Curiosities were just begging for another turn in the spotlight with a new release. These little guys are the perfect way to provoke a smile or a laugh.  We're addicted, and from the popularity of the previous sets we know you will be too!
Susana Loves Stamps is also showcasing a  fresh new line: The MechAnimals. This edgy but endearing range of SteamPunk animals will lend themselves to all sorts of projects, occasions and styles and earn a place in your crafty hearts.
Both collections are available in rubber, direct from Susana's Custom Art & Card Design or for International customers from Quixotic Paperie in the UK!

You should have arrived here from Kathi's blog, but if not and you want to play along, then hop on over to Melanie's blog where the fun begins. 
My samples today feature Got Zen and Shroom to Grow

First up, I made a 6x3" tag with Shroom to Grow... he/she? is simply adorable!!! 


Then I altered a notebook I had laying around my craftroom.. begging to be altered for the longest time :D I went with bright, fun colours. I've used some bare chipboard elements from the Make it Crafty range to embellish, along with some buttons and pearls. 


Both of my images have been stamped out with memento black ink onto Make it Colour blending card, and both of my projects feature papers from Basic Grey. 

PLUS - SCACD Digital is a new adventure for Susana and will see the revival in  digi of some past releases available in rubber, and the addition of some fresh new fun! They are available now for purchase but watch out for some fun from the design team and friends to showcase the digital releases in the near future! SCACD Digital's first collaboration is Carmen Medlin for SCACD Digital.  Carmen's range will definitely have something for everyone, from elegant to adorable and everything in between. 

NOTE: Elisabeth Bell and Victoria Case stamps will NOT be offered as digital images by SCACD.


Grab a cup of something yummy and enjoy the show!
LINKS TO THE NEW STUFF:
On Susana's store:
At Quixotic Paperie:
All Susana Loves Stamps rubber: http://www.quixoticpaperie.co.uk/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=12_104_274

Next stop on the hop is Wendy!!

Happy Hoppin'!!
Sandie
xXx

Thursday, 27 June 2013

Waltzingmouse Stamps June Release Previews Day One

Hello and welcome to day one of the Waltzingmouse Stamps June Release Previews. Today we are introducing You're A Doll and You're a Doll Additions

I had so much fun with this set ... 

Altered Moleskine Journal
I painted the background with white acrylic paint and heat dried with a heat gun. To create the image I used Memento Black, Fired Brick Distress ink and Tumbled Glass distess ink.


Next I made a more "fluff n stuff" card. The papers are from Basic Grey's "What's UP" collection and I've matted them with both purple and white cardstock. I coloured the doll with copic markers and embellished with  some white pearls and Wild Orchid Crafts flowers. 


Finally, I  made another card but went more CAS. I used a black base and layered up some white card which I had embossed. They Pennant was made by stamping Cabin Plaid backgrounder and then trimming it to make the banner shape. 


Below is the the list of ladies participating in today's previews....



Have a great day!!!
Sandie

Wednesday, 26 June 2013

Quixotic Paperie - Baby Anya & Ian

Hi!! Today I have a couple of little cards to share which feature the super cute Baby Anya & Ian stamp set and the TGF Baby Onsie Die


I stamped my images out onto Make it Colour Blending card and coloured them up with copic markers. I trimmed them out and adhered them with 3D foam dots. I used Prima Hello Pastel papers on both cards. To make the onsies I first cut it out with carstock and then I cut it out with the Prima papers and layered them up. Then I layered on the accessories (lapel, bow, etc) 



To embellish I used some white white, pink and dark blue pearls, a punched butterfly and a button flossed with twine. 

Other Supplies
Pink/Blue Cardstock - Papermill Direct

Sandie
xXx

Tuesday, 25 June 2013

Sneaking in a little more Waltzingmouse Stamps May Release Inspiration...

... before June is out! ;) 

Hi everyone!! I'm back with a little bit of Waltzingmouse Stamps inspiration, from the May Release sets. First, if you are here looking for The Greeting Farm July Release Previews you need to keep scrollin' down or CLICK HERE..

Today I have chosen to use USA 1776. 


I layered up some red/white/blue cardstock, finishing with a layer of white which I embossed with Swiss Dots embossing folder. I left a little bit at the bottom 'unembossed' so that I could stamp out my sentiment. 


I heat embossed the Statue of Liberty with Wow! Embossing Primary Bark Powder (regular) and trimmed it out with a scissors. I adhered both the statue and the 1776 banner with 3D foam dots. 

If you need some more inspiration the Jeanne & Jen C have more amazing projects to share!!! 

Sandie
xXx



The Greeting Farm July Release Previews - Tuesday Premiere

Hi!! Can you believe it's almost July?! Seriously, it's only 6 months to Christmas... LOL!! 

Anywhooooooo.. today we kick off The Greeting Farm's July Release previews with Tuesday Premiere and the Film Strip Die. Sadly, Mr Postie let me down and I didn't get my dies on time so today I am previewing Tuesday Premiere only... 

I have created 2 projects and first up is one of my favourite things to make - a Popcorn/Candy Box. The free template for this is available HERE. So easy to  make and the kids LOVE it!!!


My next project turned out a whole lot better than I thought it would, lol. I decided to make a clapboard from scratch, just using some black and white card.. and whole lot of imagination :/ 


Check out the rest of the gorgeous projects by our super talented DT over on The Greeting Farm blog. And remember, to be in with a chance of winning some fabulous TGF products just leave a comment on each of the DT blogs as you visit them. 

Thanks for dropping by!!
Sandie

Friday, 21 June 2013

A Creative Romance - Don't Be Square

Good afternoon!! We are on the home stretch for the school summer break and I am so ready for it. I am looking forward to the wind down and lack of routine for a little while. This week has been another busy week of swim lessons, hurling, football, youth clubs.. etc.. etc..etc.. Whoever it was who said we become a taxi service for our kids was so so so right!! lol. I still can't believe my 'babies' will be going into 2nd and 4th class in August .... they are growing SO fast.

Today I want to share a card I made for the latest challenge at A Creative Romance. The theme is 'Don't Be Square' - make a shaped card. 


I coloured Tilda with distress inks and distress markers. The papers I've chosen are from My Mind's Eye and I've layered up some cheesecloth and lace on top of them. I used a little bit of matching Prima Washi Tape. The metal sentiment stick reads "Capture Life's Moments' and I have threaded some baker's twine through the ends and wrapped it around the back. To finish I added some pearls and a punched butterfly. 


Our prize for this challenge is a voucher kindly offered by Nikki at Bunnyzoe's

To be in with a chance of winning you just need to link your entry up on THIS POST. 

Thanks for dropping by!
Sandie
~xXx~

Thursday, 20 June 2013

WOW! Embossing Powder - Make a Wish

Hi!! Today I have a little WOW! Embossing Inspiration for you. This month our theme to follow is Nature and here is what I came up with. 


I love this Make a Wish stamp set and thought it was perfect for the theme. I started off with a white card base (105mm x 148mm) and layered on a slightly smaller piece of kraft card, leaving a white border all around. The I cut another piece of white card slightly smaller than the kraft. I used a mix of glimmer mists and spritzed the card. If you're as impatient as me you can use your heat gun to dry the mist spray rather than wait for it to dry ;) 


Once I had dried the mist spray I took some Primary Bark embossing powder and added the Dandelions. Then I stamped out the sentiment, also in the set, with black memento ink. 


WOW Embossing Products used: 

Other Products Used:
White Hammered Card - Papermill Direct

You still have time to enter our monthly challenge following the 'Nature' theme to be in with a chance of winning some WOW goodies!! 

Thanks for dropping by today. Happy Crafting
Sandie


xxx

Monday, 17 June 2013

Waltzingmouse Stamps June Blog Party - Summertime Fun


Hi everyone!! It's the 17th of the month and that means it's time for this month's Waltzingmouse Stamps June Blog Party. This month the theme is SUMMERTIME FUN!!

My card today features 2 stamps sets - The front panel features My Island and the background is from Off Beat Backgrounds


I used Mustard Seed distress ink for the background and both Mustard Seed and Spiced Marmalade on the Island sunset. The palm trees and sentiment (also in the set) are stamped out with Tuxedo Black Memento. 

I embossed the white panel with brick wall embossing folder and layered every thing up, adding a white doily and die cut tickets. To embellish I added a metal anchor tied with twine, some pearls and I cut the little 'Snap Shots' banner from some patterned papers. 


You can find all of the details on how to play along, for your chance to win a WMS Stamp set, over on the Waltzingmouse Blog

Thanks for dropping in!!
Sandie
xXx.


Sunday, 16 June 2013

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps June Release Blog Hop!!!

Well welcome back!! It’s our JUNE 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 fun partytime sets from Nicole.......HIP, HIP, HOORAY! and WINE ME, DINE ME!! We’ve got two sweet new sets from Cheryl……CARNIVAL FUN and HAPPY CAMPERS!! We have introduced new artist Thais Narciso with her first set YOU KNOW WHOOO! and also new artist Rachelle Anne Miller and her first set of CUTIE PIE GIRLS!! WHEW!!

My cards today feature LUCAS WITH BALLOONS from CARNIVAL FUN ....

and SWEET PRINCESS from CUTIE PIE GIRLS 

You will get to see ALL of the new images today as you sit back and enjoy our JUNE 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 available NOW!

Since we LOVE our loyal customers so VERY much, we're doing a special FREE GIFT WITH PURCHASE right now!!! The first 70 orders of $40 or more will receive a free package of adhesive pearls by Kaisercraft!! Who doesn't love an extra little giftie!!?!!

Ever thought you'd like to join use for a Guest Spot as a Krafty Girl designer??? Well, we're having a CONTEST and you can find all the details HERE!!

Now let's celebrate with our NEW RELEASE and get hoppin' and shoppin'!!




Saturday, 15 June 2013

Krafting Kimmie Stamps June Release Previews Day Five & New Challenge

Welcome back to day FIVE of our JUNE Kraftin' Kimmie Peeks!!! As if yesterday's announcement that we've added a new artist to the Krafty Krew wasn't enough ...today we are introducing you to ANOTHER of our brand new artists!!! You may have heard her name before and we are SO excited to welcome her to the team - RACHELLE ANNE MILLER!!!

We are SO thrilled to share the very first trio of CUTIE PIE GIRLS from Rachelle!.......Birthday Girl, Dance for Joy and Sweet Little Princess!!

This week our hostess is ALICE!! And her challenge is ANYTHING GOES!! So create a card, scrapbook page or altered item with a Kraftin' Kimmie stamp with no restrictions! Use any sketch, any design, any embellishments because Anything Goes! Have some krafty fun and join us this week because we'd LOVE to see your KKS designs. We hope you can play along for your chance to WIN some NEW Kraftin' Kimmie rubbah!!!


Would you like to know who won the new YOU KNOW WHOO stamp set that we previewed yesterday???!! Well, you'll just have to wait until TONIGHT 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 listed below have lots of super FUN designs to show you featuring these ADORABLE stamps from Rachelle! And while you're hopping around, be sure to leave a comment because we are giving away some stamps!!! You could WIN the new CUTIE PIE GIRLS stamps!!!!! {All of this week's winners will be announced at the online party tonight!}

So come and hang out with us tonight for all the LIVE action krafty fun at the release party and then come on back here tomorrow to check out the release day blog hop! And ALL the new stamps will be available on Saturday night at the KKStamps Shop!!

Happy hoppin'!




Yumi & Fumi Handmade Hang Loose New Release

Hi everyone!! Welcome to the Yumi and Fumi Handmade new release. Over the past few days there have been some sneaky previews on the Y&FH Blog and today the design team are showcasing all of the stamp sets. 






On my card I have featured Summer Chuckles, Summer Yumi and Summer Fumi. Love how these three work together!! I have also featured the Shaka sentiment. 


1) Become of a follower of our blog (if you're not already),
2) Leave a comment on the Y&FH Blog and let us know which stamp are you most excited to purchase
3) Leave a comment on each of the DT's blogs
4) Add your link on the Y&FH Blog and if we surpass 30 links we'll gift-a-way the whole Hang Loose Release! That is a value of over $65 worth of stamps.
5) Share this direct link to this blog post with your friends and family. The more people who link up the faster we'll get to 30 links.

The collection will close Sunday, June 16th at 3:00 pm and if we do pass 30 links below a winner will be announced on Monday along with all the other daily winners but only if we reached our daily goal for each day's showcase. Again, if you can't wait then head on over to the store and happy shopping!


Sandie
xXx

Friday, 14 June 2013

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps June Release Previews Day Four

Welcome back to day FOUR of our JUNE Kraftin' Kimmie Peeks!!! We have been waiting for this reveal for SO long it seems, and it's finally here!!! Today we are introducing you to ONE of our brand new artists - THAIS NARCISO!!!

We are SO thrilled to share the very first set from Thais.......YOU KNOW WHOO!!

Would you like to know who won the new 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!


 For my preview today I have altered a picture frame. I painted it white and then covered it with Basic Grey Out of Print papers. My image is stamped onto Make it Colour Blending Card and coloured up with Copic Markers. I embellished the frame with flowers from Prima & Wild Orchid Crafts. The dies I've used are Berry Flourish, Flag Banner and Street Lamp from La-La Land Crafts. 

All the Krafty Girls listed below have lots of super FUN designs to show you featuring these ADORABLE owls from Thais! And while you're hopping around, be sure to leave a comment because we are giving away one of the new sets!!! You could WIN the new YOU KNOW WHOO! 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 the SECOND new artist we are introducing this month! Can you guess who she might be??? Teehee!! And ALL the new stamps will be available on Saturday night at the KKStamps Shop!!


Happy hoppin'!





La-La Land Crafts Inspiration Friday - Something for Dad


Good morning and happy Friday!! It's time for a little Inspiration Friday from La-La Land Crafts and this week our theme is 

SOMETHING FOR DAD

My card today features Lion Luka, from the Halloween 2012 Release. The coordinating sentiment is perfect for any occasion. 

Copic Markers:
Skin - E000, E00. E11, R20
Hair - E23, E25, E27
Lion Suit - Y21, Y26, Y28, E15, E17, E18, E15, E53, E55

The dies I've used are  Flag BannerFolding Banners & Scallop Border. I trimmed down the flag banner to just 3 pennants and added some alphabet stickers to spell DAD. 


That's another Father's Day card done for this coming Sunday!! :P

Don't forget, you can join in all the fun here at La-La Land Crafts by adding your creations to the Customer Gallery, Facebook Page andTwitter Feed.

Have a great weekend
Sandie
xXx

Thursday, 13 June 2013

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps June Release Previews Day Three

Welcome back to day THREE of our JUNE Kraftin' Kimmie Peeks!!! Today we are sharing ANOTHER cute new set by artist Cheryl Alger just in time for your outdoor adventures with the kiddos!!! This one is called.......HAPPY CAMPERS!!


Would you like to know who won the new 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!

All the Krafty Girls listed below have lots of super FUN designs to show you featuring Lulu, Lexi and Lucas, 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 HAPPY CAMPER 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 the FIRST of the two new artists we are introducing this month! Can you guess WHOOOO she is??? Teehee!! And ALL the new stamps will be available on Saturday night at the KKStamps Shop!!

Happy hoppin'!




DT Quixotic Paperie - TGF Charlotte Chic

Hi!! I am back today with another Greeting Farm project to share. One of my favourite things to make is tags and on this one I've featured the newly released Charlotte Chic


She's been stamped out onto Make it Colour Blending card, coloured up with Copic Markers and cut out with a scissors. 


I cut the TGF Fence from heavy kraft cardstock and adhered it on top of the Prima papers with 3D foam dots. Then I adhered Charlotte to the Fence. I punched out a butterfly from the same kraft cardstock. 


To embellish I added a little Prima Washi tape, some self adhesive pearls the Smile sentiment from TGF's Delicate Words Die set. 

Have a great day!!
Sandie
xXx

Wednesday, 12 June 2013

The Greeting Farm - Retro Fresh Challenge

Hi!! I'm a little late.. oops!! (blonde moment.. but better than a senior moment, right??!!, lol.) 

Anywhoooo... today's new Retro Fresh Challenge over on The Greeting Farm blog is LAYERS.. yup, layer up those projects with papers, die cuts, tags.. and whatever else you can think of !!

My card features Ian from the Later Sk8er stamp set and the TGF Fence die.


I stamped him out onto Make it Crafty Blending card and coloured him up with copic markers. Then I trimmed him out with a scissors. The papers are from the Prairie Hill collection by Pink Paislee. I used a brown cardstock base and a white layer between the base and the patterned papers. 


I stamped the accompanying sentiment onto a small tag (for another layer ;) ) and tucked it between the papers. The little banner is from a sheet of paper in a My Mind's Eye 6x6 paper pack.. but the name escapes me right now. The fence is cut from a very heavy kraft cardstock and it's been distressed with Brushed Cordoroy ink. To finish off I added some brown pearls to each of the corners. 


To enter the challenge all you need to do is use a TGF image 6 months or older, upload it to your blog, online gallery and link it up on the TGF Blog. 
*Any crafting project is welcomed - card, 3D project, scrapbook page
*You have until July 9th at noon CST to enter and one lucky winner will receive a 4x6 set AND a single in stock!

Have a great day!
Sandie
xXx


Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps June Release Previews Day Two

Welcome back to day two of our JUNE Kraftin' Kimmie Peeks!!! Today we are excited to share a supah cute new set by artist Cheryl Alger just in time for summer adventures with the kiddos!!! This one is called.......CARNIVAL FUN!!

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!

My project today is a memo box card, only instead of memos I added some hot chocolate sachets :D I found the tutorial for it online and it's really simple to make.


All the Krafty Girls listed below have lots of super FUN 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 CARNIVAL FUN 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 summery stamps we have to share with you! And ALL the new stamps will be available on Saturday night at the KKStamps Shop!!

Happy hoppin'!





Tuesday, 11 June 2013

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps June Release Previews Day One

It's time for Kraftin' Kimmie's JUNE 2013 RELEASE!!!!! We've been dying to share this month's images with you!! We've got SO many exciting things going on....so let's get to it!

We are kicking off the *New* JUNE Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps previews today and we're SO excited to share these new stamps with you from artist, Nicole Aspinall!!! Today we’d like to introduce you to these PARTYTIME image sets ….Hip, Hip Hooray! and Wine Me, Dine Me!!!

After the success of our awesome Trinket stamps, we're thrilled to share these fun image stamps we've designed!! You can create either clean and simple cards with them or much more elaborate designs!! And you'll see this in the amazing samples today!

My card features 2 images and sentiment from Hip Hip Hooray. I wanted to make the stamps pop so I made a CAS White on White card. I embossed the white panel leaving a little space at the bottom to add the sentiment. I used copic markers to colour the images. 


We have lots of inspiration from the Krafty Girls, so hop around....and be sure to comment at each and every stop because one lucky stamper is going to WIN BOTH of the new PARTYTIME sets!!! {All of this week's winners will be announced at the online party on Saturday night!}

OH YES!! We are having another amazing ONLINE RELEASE PARTY!!! It's happening this SATURDAY evening 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!!


Happy kraftin'!





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