24 December 2018

Feliz Navidad - Through the Craftroom Door, coloured pencil, shaped card


Merry Christmas! My festive card features a Mexican beauty from a Kraftin' Kimmie / Annie Roderique stamp coloured with Prismacolor pencils under a California-Spanish architecture inspired arch embossed and coloured with Cosmic Shimmer and decorated with Memory Box poinsettia.

Come join us in the Anything Goes challenge with Through the Craftroom Door. If you got new craft supplies in your Christmas stocking or under the tree, you could even use them on your project. The prize this week is a 1 year subscription to the Through Craftroom Door online magazine!

18 December 2018

Chanukah - die cutting


I'm not Jewish, but the Chanukah, Festival of Lights, has always intrigued me. I think it is a lovely memorial and celebration. My card features a die from Impression Obsession on paper by Photo Play.


15 December 2018

Forever Love - watercolour pencil


Forever love, who would know that better than a vampire? My Valentine card features Kraftin' Kimmie stamps and Prima watercolour pencils for the colouring.

14 December 2018

Junior Spaceman - watercolour, embossing, die cutting, masculine card


A birthday on the moon for the junior spaceman! My card features Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps and colouring with Prima Marketing watercolour pencils and Finetec pearlescent watercolour with die cuts from Simon Says Stamp and Tim Holtz.

Merry Christmas - stencilling, gilding, embossing


Gilded ornaments on a stencilled background are featured on my card today showcasing Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps, Cosmic Shimmer Glitter Kiss with a stencil by Simon Says Stamp, and embossing.

13 December 2018

Happy Holidays - watercolour, embossing, 3-D embossing


'Tis the season of the holiday parties! My card features Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps, watercolouring with Caran d'Ache crayons and Finetec mica paints, 3-D embossing from Stampin' Up, and gold embossing. Cheers!


12 December 2018

Let's Get Krafty - coloured pencil on kraft, multi-stamping


Crafty friends are the best! It's a wonderful thing to have a friend with whom you can spend a 'crafter-noon' being creative and social.  My card features stamp sets by Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps and colouring with Prismacolor pencils on kraft.

11 December 2018

Ornamental - stamping, single layer, masking


I love the look of multicoloured glass ornaments, especially antique ones. My single layer card features a Kraftin' Kimmie stamp set and Kraftin' Kolors inks dusted with Perfect Pearls.


Buzzy - Distress marker, embossing, stencilling


Busy as a buzzy bee but still here to wish you a happy birthday filled with "honey, kisses, and bee-utiful wishes". My card features stamps by Kraftin' Kimmie coloured with Distress marker on a double stencilled background with honey embossing using Emerald Creek Baked Texture. Bzzzt!

10 December 2018

Warm Friends - Through the Craftroom Door, alcohol marker, embossing


A hot cuppa on a cold day with a friend is a lovely way to get warm. My inspiration card for the Through the Craftroom Door blog challenge features Hot Cuppa by Lemon Shortbread Art.



Lemon Shortbread Art carries high quality digital stamps and colouring pages for your crafting needs. If you like fantasy, fashion, cute and whimsical art, be sure to check Lemon Shortbread out!

The Through the Craftroom Door blog challenge is always Anything Goes. Come to join us this week, the prize is 3 digis from Lemon Shortbread Art. 

08 December 2018

Bride - watercolour


The True Love of a bride on her wedding day is pure magic. My card features stamps from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps, watercolouring, and a cut 'n' emboss folder.

Handy Thanks - Zig marker


Thanks for all the handy things you do! My masculine card features stamps from Kraftin' Kimmie and a sentiment die from Hero Arts. The stamped image is coloured with Zig Clean Colour markers.

06 December 2018

Dino-mite! - coloured pencil, embossing, tag, masking


A happy birthday dinosaur tag featuring one of the Kraftin' Kimmie sets released last year!

Bearly Skating - Distress marker, embossing


Polar bears skating are such a wonderful way to depict winter. The stamp is a long retired image from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps coloured with Distress markers. I paired it with a snowflake embossed panel and die cut snowflakes.

02 December 2018

Baby Buggy - embossing, chipboard


"... then comes the baby in the baby carriage." My card features a chipboard from Southern Ridge Trading Company and a stamp set from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps.


01 December 2018

All the Warms - coloured pencil, Perfect Pearl "embossing"


Ahhhh... who doesn't like a nice hot cup of coffee on a cold nearly winter morning? All the warms, all the way down to your toes. My card features a stamp from House Mouse and Friends coloured with Koh-i-Nor and backed with a Stampendous background faux embossed with Perfect Pearls.


Rainbow Bridge - Copic colouring


It can be very hard losing a loved one, no matter if they walk on two feet of four. A beloved pet "crossing the rainbow bridge" is no less a loss to be mourned. My card features a stamp set from Kraftin' Kimmie coloured with Copic markers.

Party Animal - Sheepski Designs, coloured pencil, stencil + gel plate


December brings us another month and another blog challenge from Sheepski Designs. The theme for this month is Celebrations.

For my celebration, this highland cattle is here for a birthday. "Happy Birthday, you party animal!" My card features the Sheepski design, Curly, coloured with Prismacolor pencils and paired with stamps, stencil, and ink from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps.

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28 November 2018

Bear Hugs - embossing 3 ways


Autumn brings snuggly huggly weather. My card features Kraftin' Kimmie stamps, a Sizzix die with embossing folder, a Stampin' Up 3D folder, and heat embossing on a CC Designs die cut tag.

27 November 2018

Peace On Earth - Die cutting


My card today features a new die from Stampin' Up and Stampin' Up stamp set from last year along with ink and coloured cardstock from Stampin' Up accented with other items from my stash.


26 November 2018

O Deer - stencilling


My card today features a reindeer bounding through the winter holiday season with a Magenta stencil and Southern Ridge Trading Company pine cones decorated with Silk microfine glitter.


25 November 2018

Birds on a Wire - coloured pencil, stencilling


Red birds sitting on a Christmas wire are a perfect sight with the snowfall in the city. I used a Unity Stamps set coloured with Koh-i-Noor pencils and paired with patterned paper, die cuts from Stampin' Up and the subtle look of a stencil with Bo Bunny glitter paste.

24 November 2018

Christmas Truck - coloured pencil, single layer card


Carrying home the Christmas tree in a vintage pickup is such an iconic traditional type of image. I coloured this stamp from Unity with Koh-i-Noor pencils for a single layer card.


15 November 2018

Wishes - watercolour pencil, embossing, die cuts


Wishes for your birthday! Featuring a Kraftin' Kimmie stamp coloured with Nuvo watercolour pencil, an emboss and cut embossing folder from DoCrafts, and die cuts from Hero Arts and Impression Obsession.

12 November 2018

10 November 2018

Happy Winter - coloured pencil


Rollin', rollin', rollin'.... rollin' down the hillside. This happy winter House Mouse is coloured with Koh-i-Noor pencils and paired with embossing and die cuts.


09 November 2018

Keep Calm Popcorn Box - stencil, gel plate, mixed media


Keep calm and make cards! This popcorn box features one of the brand new stencils by Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps, Beautiful Burlap, and a Spellbinders die with a gel plate technique.

Frosty Frame - die cut, colored pencil, stencil


A snowy village is perfect as a frame for a Christmas picture. The village is a Kraftin' Kimmie stamp set coloured with Koh-i-Noor pencils. The snowflakes are BoBunny glitter paste with a brand new stencil from Kraftin' Kimmie, Sparkling Snowflakes, to be released on Saturday.

Donut Kitty - coloured pencil


"Donut know what I would do without mew!" This cute Newton's Nook tuxedo kitty playing in a donut is coloured with Koh-i-Noor accented with gel pen.


08 November 2018

Another Year - gel plate, stencil


Another year has passed... Another birthday celebrated with die cut leaves and background decorated with inky techniques using a gel plate, inks, including a new one, and a new stencil from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps.

07 November 2018

Warmth and Light - coloured pencil, stencil


Lighting the way with a lantern on his tail, this little mousie is sending you warmth and light. I used Daniel Smith watercolours to colour the image from the Cool Critters stamp set from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps.


Super Cool Pals - Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps, single layer, stenciling, masking, coloured pencil


Goooood morning and welcome to our November Release Krafty Peeks at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!

As with some other releases, Kimmie offered a Surprise Kit to invite guests to join the design team in introducing the new products. I am one of those guests who bought the kit last month. I saved on shipping and picked up my kit at the Kraftin' Kimmie Kraft Retreat last weekend.
Kraftin' Kimmie is adding KRAFTY STENCILS to our line of KKS products!!! And they are AMAZING! You can combine them with the  Krafty Kolours Inks...with texture pastes, modelling paste, glitter paste...and make so many fun backgrounds and patterned papers!!
And speaking of INKS......Kraftin' Kimmie is also bringing you THREE brand NEW Krafty Kolours INKS this month!!! Two fabulous colours for winter, BUBBLY BLUE and GRANITE GREY, PLUS a fabulous new kolour for your no-lines colouring techniques: TOTALLY TAUPE!
And you'll get to see ALL of our new goodies in action over the next few days of November Krafty Peeks and they'll all be released at our LIVE Online Release Party on Saturday, November 10th at 1pm EST in the Krafty Friends group!
For now, hop around and check out some samples from our Krafty Kustomers!!




06 November 2018

Keep Calm ATC - watercolour pencil


An ATC with a cute little mouse featuring a long retired Kraftin' Kimmie stamp coloured with watercolour pencils. Keep Calm, Sending krafty love!

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Krafty Retreat Badge - watercolour pencil


For the Krafty Kimmie Krafty Retreat last weekend we were asked to make our own badges. I made mine from a long retired stamp and a bit of ribbon.

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01 November 2018

Melody - Sheepski Designs, coloured pencil


November is upon us and the start of a new challenge for Sheepski Designs challenge blog. The challenge this month is Christmas Anything.  I used the image Melody with Christmas papers and sentiment to evoke a Christmas concert or family gathering with music.

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29 October 2018

Sunflower - Through the Craftroom Door, watercolour pencil


Autumn is a time of harvests and thanks.

Though the Craftroom Door's blog challenge is sponsored by Di's Digi Designs this week. I used the Scarecrow Bear to create an Autumn Thanks.


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 it’s just fabulous to see others take them and make them into beautiful works of art. Long may it continue!


27 October 2018

Teddy Hugs - colored pencil, die cuts


A teddy bear hug can be so warm and comforting. My Autumn card features a House Mouse stamp, dies from Impression Obsession and CC Designs, ribbon, lace, and several papers.


26 October 2018

Time to Take Over - colored pencil, stencilling,embossing


It's a brand new day and this little kitty ready to take over... err on.. the world! My card features a Newton's Nook image coloured with Winsor Newton coloured pencil, placed on stencilling from Dreamweaver and backed by papers from 7 Gypsies. Let's go take over.. err on.. the world!


25 October 2018

Girly Ghost - watercolor pencil


Boo! This girly ghost is from 2 Cute and I coloured her with Nuvo watercolour pencils and paired her with Halloween papers and ribbon.


23 October 2018

Favorite Earthling - single layer card


"Eep Opp Ork Ah Ah!" means "I love you!' My card features an alien stamp set and inks from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps on a single layer card.

18 October 2018

Just Fishin' - coloured pencil


Kickin' back and relaxin', just fishin' and chillin', my card features an image by Polkadoodles coloured with Koh-i-Noor pencils paired with fishy paper and a fishing pole embellishment.


Pirate Birthday - watercolour pencil


Arrrr! Pirate teddy bear wishing you a happy birthday! My card features a Bugaboo digital stamp with a die-cut foam sentiment, paper from Doodlebug, and More and Galore buttons.



17 October 2018

Autumn Tag - emboss resist, watercolour marker


Autumn is a time of reflection, of thanks and giving. My tag features a Unity Stamp Co set embossed and then coloured with Zig Clear Color makers.

Winter Birthday - watercolour pencil, shaker


My favourite season is Winter so what better for a birthday card than a wintery shaker? My shaker features a stamp set from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps coloured with Nuvo watercolour pencil and paired with snowflake embossing.

16 October 2018

15 October 2018

Bride - Through the Craftroom Door


A lovely Halloween bride graces my inspiration card for this week's Through the Craftroom Door blog challenge. Our sponsor this week is Oddball Art. I used the Bridal Party digital stamp for my card.


Artist, Poet, Fruitarian............. Lizzy Love is a perfect combination of sweet and sour that glitters up the grunge! Easily lose yourself in her artistic realm of sometimes spooky but always delightfully cute, big eyed waifs and their animal friends. Lizzy’s whimsical, one of a kind dream world is easily recognizable by her signature style of creepy yet cute, all the way from the haunting darkness to the rainbowtastic, her original creations are lovingly sprinkled with a heartbreaking sweetness. Though she is completely enthralled by her Twinkling watercolors right now, Lizzy employs many different mediums when she creates, from drawing to painting, sewing and cutting, the end result always being the same; A gothic fantasy land painted in soft pastels and neon colors; filled with big eyed beauties, creepy little cuties and quirky monsters of all shapes and sizes. Lizzy Love’s artwork includes original paintings both acrylic and watercolor, giclee fine art prints, art dolls, digital and rubber stamps of her characters, hand painted merchandise such as bags, t-shirts and more..... limited only by her imagination the possibilities are endless. http://www.oddballartco.com/