19 August 2018

Angry Ballerina - watercolour, paint splatters


This cute little ballerina is entirely unthrilled with the role she's been given. It's just one of those days. My card features a long retired stamp set from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps watercoloured with Nuvo pencils. She is paired with a background of paint spatter, ribbon, and flowers.


Haunted House - Zig watercolour, die cutting, Distress crayon, embossing


Woohoo! It's here! It's here!!

Today we are celebrating the 

amazing release of ALL of our 
New AUGUST Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!!!

ALL FIVE new clear stamp sets, all THREE new Krafty Kolours INKS and TWO new Halloween rubber Rerelease stamp sets are available NOW in the Krafty Shop! ALL the new sets are NOW AVAILABLE individually BUT if you HAVE to have it ALL, we also have our AUGUST Gimme Kimmies Kit which includes all FIVE of the new clear sets together and at a discount! PLUS a couple of add-on options featuring our new INK TRIO! But only for a limited time and while supplies last!


My card features the Haunted House, the first set that was revealed this week. It's a great background stamp or on its own. I coloured the house with Zig Clean Colour markers and paired it with chipboard frame die cut with Tim Holtz dies embellished with embossing and Distress Oxide and Crayons.

So let's have a big happy hop around the design team and guest blogs and check them all out in action! Grab a nice hot (or cold) beverage, sit back and relax while you hop around and enjoy all the amazing creations!!



18 August 2018

Bearable - Distress ink watercolour


It's nice telling someone how much they mean to you. My card features a House Mouse stamp, a sentiment from Unity Stamp Co, paper from Graphic 45, and a stitched die from Lawn Fawn.

14 August 2018

Haunted - Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps, Prismacolor single layer on kraft


Today we are kickin' off our AUGUST Krafty Peeks at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps! We've got a new background stamp set to share with you today! I'm joining in the sneak peeks as one of the guest design team.



This super creepy set is from artist 
Emilie Goulet and it's our new

HAUNTED HOUSE!



This fabulous image was included in our Halloween Krafty Kit along with THREE BRAND NEW Krafty Kolours Hybrid Inks!!! The set features one large main image that is almost 4"x4" in size! It can be used as the focal point of your creation or in combination with lots of other spooktacular stamps!




The gorgeous new Krafty Kolours Hybrid Inks we are introducing this month are Mossy Meadow, Pumpkin Patch and Purple Petunia!! You can get them in large ink pads, mini cubes and also refills!! They go perfectly with this release!!


Check out this haunting set and new INKS in action as you hop around the Krafty blogs today! You'll see the list of Krafty design team members PLUS special Krafty Guests below and be sure to leave some love at each stop because one lucky commenter is going to WIN a gift voucher to the krafty shop! Plus we're doing a GIVEAWAY of the ENTIRE release on the Krafty Friends facebook page!
We have a total of FIVE brand new clear sets PLUS TWO rubber rereleases AND THREE new Hybrid Inks being launched this week!You'll get to see all the incredible creations for August as we share them each day this week! Be sure to join us at the LIVE Online Release Party on Saturday afternoon at 1pm EST! We'll be checking out all FOUR new clear stamp sets, sharing fabulous creations, giving away prizes and having tons of krafty fun!
Happy hoppin' and we'll see you back here tomorrow for more amazing new stamp sets!


My card featuring the new stamp set is a single layer card which I coloured with Prismacolor pencils. I added sentiments and more from other Kraftin' Kimmie sets.


11 August 2018

Miles & Maisie - watercolour and die cuts


A cheeky birthday card featuring a long retired Kraftin' Kimmie stamp with Daniel Smith watercolouring, a sentiment from Impression Obsession, patterned paper from Graphic 45, and dies from Elizabeth Craft Designs. "Another year has passed and I'm still Younger than you!"


10 August 2018

Up, Up, & Away - coloured pencil


Would you like to ride in my beautiful balloon
Would you like to ride in my beautiful balloon
We could float among the stars together, you and I
For we can fly, we can fly
Up, up and away
My beautiful, my beautiful balloon

My whimsical card features a digital stamp from Bloobel coloured with Winsor & Newton coloured pencil on kraft Mi Tientes and paired with sentiments from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps.

08 August 2018

Mermaid Birthday - Prismacolor pencil, die cutting


My card today features a long retired stamp by Kraftin' Kimmie stamps coloured with Prismacolor pencils and embellished with pearls and die cutting.

06 August 2018

Handy Birthday - Through the Craftroom Door, watercolour pencil, embossing, die cutting


This week's sponsor for the Through the Craftroom Door blog challenge is PolkaDoodles! The random draw winner of the challenge will win a voucher for 3 digis.


I chose to use Handy Dave coloured with Nuvo watercolour pencil and paired with embossing and die cuts for a masculine birthday card.


Black & White Christmas - die cutting, embossing


The simple elegance of black and white makes a very distinctive Christmas Card. My card features dies and stamps by Impression Obsession.


05 August 2018

Books & Gardens - die cutting


I love books and reading and gardens. A lovely place to read is in the quiet beauty of nature. My card features dies and stamps by Impression Obsession.


03 August 2018

Princess Birthday - Copic, die cutting


Pretty pretty Princess with her frog price graces my fairytale inspired card using stamps from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps and die cuts from Spellbinders and others. The princess and her frog are coloured with Copics.


01 August 2018

Snowboardin' - Sheepski Designs, Zig watercolour


These are a few of my favourite things... Snow!! Winter! Purple! This Snowboardin' snowman is my inspiration project for the August challenge on the Sheepski Designs challenge blog. I coloured the snowman with Zig Clean Colour markers and paired the image with wintery paper from Doodlebug.

Come join us in the Sheepski Design challenge! The theme for August is Your Favourite Things. You can use any image you like but we do like to see Sheepski Designs.

SheepSki Designs Challenge Blog
SheepSki Designs Etsy shop
SheepSki Designs FaceBook group

31 July 2018

24 Days of Colouring - July daily challenge from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps


For most of the month of July, Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps has had a daily colouring challenge for the Facebook group. Any medium but it had to include a Kimmie stamp new, old, current, or retired. I intended to use different mediums as I went through the challenge, but time, other commitments, and convenience compelled me to use a couple more than the rest. I didn't put every image I coloured into a project... yet.


Day 1 -  8 July: I used a combination of Distress marker and Finetec Mica watercolour paints. I put the fairy on a birthday card: Fairy Birthday.


Day 2: I used Prismacolor pencils and made a sympathy card.


Day 3: At work, during lunch, I used Nuvo watercolour pencils. I used the binge-watching girl on a Popcorn Box.


Day 4: At work, my lunchtime colouring was with Daniel Smith watercolours. I put the cute little bug into a Firefly card.


Day 5: Daniel Smith watercolours again. The otter became and Otter-ly Wonderful card.


Day 6: I used Nuvo embellishment mousse with waterbrush and Distress marker accents and created a Fairy Box.


Day 7: I used a mixture of Spectrum Noir and Copic markers. I also did a bit of paper piecing. I made the image part of my Summer Goals.



Day 8 and 9: Distress markers for little mices that I put on a birthday card. I used different watercolour paper for the images.


Day 10: Nuvo watercolour pencils. I haven't put this mouse into a project yet.


Day 11 and 12: Daniel Smith watercolour. I put the girls on a Christmas card.


Day 13: Daniel Smith watercolour again. While colouring the carolers, I fell in love with Quinacridone Gold and couldn't stop thinking of the Lion. I haven't made my Oz project yet.


Day 14: It was a hot day so I used Gelatos to colour some fruit. I used them for the background of a thank you card.


Day 15: I used just one Distress marker. I haven't put this into a card yet.


Day 16, 17, and 18: Daniel Smith watercolours on the other three Oz characters. They're sitting on my desk waiting for their project along with the Lion.


Day 19: Distress Oxide for a single layer card that I made before going to work 'cause I woke up early with an idea in my head.


Day 20: A genie with Nuvo watercolour pencil.s She doesn't have a project yet.


Day 21: Nuvo watercolour pencils again. I haven't put the ballerina in a project yet.


Day 22: Nuvo watercolour pencils in the garden. No project for her yet.


Day 23: Nuvo watercolour pencils yet again. No project yet.


Day 24 - 31 July: Last day of the challenge. I decided to use Copic markers. I increased my stash of Copics earlier in the month at a garage sale hosted by a local scrapbooking store. I did this as a quick colour up before dinner.

Twenty-four days of colouring Kraftin' Kimmies. I enjoyed the challenge to colour something each day. I'm going to challenge myself to do the same next month, but not just with Kimmies. I did also do some other projects during this time, even some other colouring, but it has been harder to keep up with the other projects with so many of one maker.

26 July 2018

Coffee Time - single layer, stencilling, masking


Sometimes the best cup of joe comes from a retro diner. Sometimes that's the coffee you can use as paint stripper. My single layer card features a Kraftin' Kimmie Stamp set with Oxide inks on kraft.

Sock Hop - watercolour, die cutting


Sock races!!! A fun activity for a Christmas morning. My card features a House Mouse Designs stamp along with die cuts from several different places and Perfect Pearls on a Stampendeous background stamp.

25 July 2018

Summer Fruit - gelatos, embossing resist, die cut


Yummy summer fruits make a delicious background for a Thank you card. My card features a long retired stamp set from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps coloured with Faber-Castel Gelatos and waterbrush with embossing for a resist and paired with an Impression Obsession die cut.

Melting - single layer, watercolour


It's July and we're in the middle of a heat wave. I can't help but think of the lovely cool weather of December. My melting snowman is from Unity Stamp Co. I coloured it with Zig Clean Color real brush markers.


23 July 2018

Bunny Birthday - Through the Craftroom Door, watercolour, die cutting


This week's sponsor for the Through the Craftroom Door blog challenge is Di's Digi Designs!


Medical photographer part time but my love was always drawing. I started cardmaking about 4yrs ago when I bought my daughter a cardmaking kit which we did together, but I’m afraid I got the bug! My daughter preferred scrapbooking. I then started looking online at other blogs and this then became my passion and I loved sharing my cards with likeminded people.
I love stamping and loved finding images, but sometimes I could not find what I wanted so I started to draw myself.

This then has become my second addiction and I have never looked back, I love thinking of new images, and its just fabulous to see others take them and make them into beautiful works of art. Long may it continue!


My card features Bunny Cupcake which I coloured using Daniel Smith watercolours accented with gel pen and combined with die cuts from Impression Obsession and Queen & Company.


21 July 2018

Stay Cool - Distress marker, masking


While everyone else is out 'enjoying' the Summer heat, I'm like this bunny, huggin' my fan like it's my best friend in all the world. My card features a House Mouse & Friends stamp coloured with Distress maker, die cuts and glitter from Elizabeth Craft Designs, papers from Photo Play and Echo Park, and a bit of masking.