26 June 2018

Wine Too! - watercolour, Perfect Pearls embossing

Cheers to you, let's share a nice summer glass of wine and drink with a joyful heart.

My card features an image from Unity Stamp Co watercoloured with Neocolor II on a stamped background with Perfect Pearls.

Wine! - rescue

Boozy cards are fun to make. I love the snarkiness of this sentiment from Unity Stamp Co: "Alcohol because no great story started with someone eating a salad."

25 June 2018

Possibilities - watercolour resit

Almost 6 years ago we moved to Canada when my day job relocated me to the main office in British Columbia. We have been blessed by our move here.

My card uses a maple leaf from a Unity Stamp Co set along with sentiments from other Unity sets. The leaf is coloured using an embossing resist with watercolours from Neocolor.

23 June 2018

Life is a Journey - watercolour, die cutting, Oxides on glossy photo paper

Life is a journey, enjoy every moment. My card features an adorable stamp by Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps, die cuts from Gina Marie Designs and Simon Says Stamp, Distress marker water colouring, and Distress Oxides on glossy photo paper.

21 June 2018

20 June 2018

Bee Sunshine - stencil and stamping

A bright sunny card with a Beeeee! and a rose and a stencilled sun for a bright friendly card featuring Kraftin' Kimmie stamps and inks.

Kitty Day Dream - watercolour

While sleeping on a pile of books, what else would a snoozy kitty dream about than magic? Have a magical daydream for your birthday.

My birthday card features Newton Nook stamps coloured with Distress marker paired with Graphic 45 paper and die cuts.

19 June 2018

Beach B-day - Distress watercolour

Summer is here! Wouldn't we all like to go play on the beach? It's a great place for a birthday party or any kind of party or for any reason at all. Just don't' forget the sunscreen!

For my card, I used a House Mouse stamp coloured with Distress markers and a sentiment from Art Impressions.

18 June 2018

Dew Drop Inn - Through the Craftroom door, watercolour, stencil, inside shadow box

This week's sponsor for the Through the Craftroom Door's blog challenge is Pattie's Creations. The random draw prize is 3 images.

I am an Artist and Internet Technology Specialist. I have created my very own character and her best friend, her name is Pattieboop and her best friend is a very petite CAT named Allie. I love to draw and create my own digital images to use while crafting. My digital images that you find here are mine and I want to start sharing them with you. I am applying a small fee for my images and I know you will just love them.

My project is a square card with an inside shadow box that folds flat for mailing. I coloured the adorable Dew Drop Inn with Nuvo watercolour pencils and embellished it with die cuts from Hero Arts and CC Designs, stamps from Hero Arts, and stencils from Elizabeth Craft Designs, Stencil Girl, and FolkArt.

17 June 2018

Bee-Day! - Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps, shaker

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

Today we are celebrating the 
amazing release of ALL of the 
New JUNE Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!!!

ALL FOUR new stamp sets are available NOW in the Krafty Shop! 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!!

My project is a shaker card featuring the new Sweet As Can Bee set and the two new Krafty Kolor inks, Yummy Yellow and Marvelous Mocha.

Sweet As Can Bee is a lovely set designed by Becky Pearce! Aren't they just adorable?

14 June 2018

Bee Box - Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps, die cuts and embossing

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps' June Krafty Peeks.....Day ONE! 
SWEET AS CAN BEE and NEW Krafty Kolours Hybrid INKS!
Welcome, welcome, welcome!
Today we are kickin' off our JUNE Krafty Peeks
at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!
We've got a super sweet stamp set to share with you today! 
This one is from artist Becky Pearce and it's called

This BEE-utiful set was included in our Summer Krafty Kit along with TWO BRAND NEW Krafty Kolours Hybrid Inks!!! The set comes with SEVEN main images, some cute accessory stamps and FIVE fabby sentiment stamps for a total of FIFTEEN stamps in the set!
The gorgeous new Krafty Kolours Hybrid Inks we are introducing this month are YUMMY YELLOW and MARVELLOUS MOCHA!!! You can get them in large ink pads, mini cubes and also refills!! They go perfectly with this release!!
Check out this BUZZ-worthy set 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!
You'll get to see all the incredible creations for June 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!

Those of us who purchased the Summer Super Sekret Krafty Kit are joining in to help introduce this wonderful new stamp set and inks. I created a box, a Bee Box, using the stamps and new inks.

Putting It Together

I like the surprise kits. It's such fun getting to play along with the introduction of a stamp set and now new inks. Kim also packs the kit with lots of fun stuff, even if I don't often use them on the introductory projects. 

The bees are a delightful size and I can see using them in a variety of ways. For this project, I stamped them with the Marvelous Mocha ink and then embossed them with clear.

I used the Yummy Yello pad to paint the bees with a dollar store brush. The embossing acted as a resist to keep the brown stamping.

I fussy cut the bees.

I used Spectrum Noir alcohol ink markers to add shading and give the bees visual dimension.

My cutie bees all done up.

I stamped one of the sentiments on a tag I've gotten in some kit. I used the Marvelous Mocha. I then rubbed Versamark roughly on the tag.

I covered the tag with the lovely chunky Vintage Beeswax embossing powder from the new Baked Texture line from Emerald Creek. And melted it with my heat tool. I double embossed the tag, to make it look honey drippy.

I added one of the bees with a snip of foam mounting tape.

To make the box, I used the box die that came with the Big Plus starter kit and a hexagon die to cut windows. To cover the windows, I trimmed packing plastic. The plastic would also give the sides more structure to make up for the window cut outs.

I used the Honeycomb embossing folder to emboss the sides and top. I then used Versamark and the Vintage Beeswax to add rough patches and drips to look like honey.

I ran the plastic panels with the Hexagons dynamic embossing folder.

I rubbed the plastic with the Yummy Yellow ink.

I heat set the ink, being careful to not heat set out the embossing. (I should have inked them and then embossed them).

I used a dry cloth to wipe the panels and remove some of the still wet ink.

I added some Chocolate Bronze - Cosmic Shimmer to add a bit more visual dimension, shimmer, and grunge.

I glued the plastic panels in place and assembled the box.

I added bees to the sides and front and tied the box with a bit of baker



12 June 2018

Cheers - masculine card, watercolour Distress marker

Almost all congratulatory cards for weddings, baby announcements, engagements, and other hetro coupling events tend to be focused on something suitable to give to the woman. But, what if your friend or family member is the bloke in the couple and you want to congratulate him on the event? I decided to make a card for such an event using Unity stamps and masculine colours and an unfussy layout.

11 June 2018

Birthday Owl - single layer watercolour

A friendly birthday owl to help release the balloons is the feature of this single layer watercolour card with a Unity Stamps set and Neocolor II water soluble crayons.

07 June 2018

Sew, What's New? - watercolour pencil, die cuts

Sew, what's new? These cute little mousies from House Mouse and Friends are stitching up on a shaped card featuring sewing related dies and stamps from Sizzix, Paper Smooches, Memory Box, Elizabeth Craft Designs, and We R Memory Keepers. The mousies are coloured with Nuvo watercolour pencils.

06 June 2018

Mermaid Kelp - Prismacolor pencils, die cutting, embossing

Smooooches! I can't help loving you! A mermaid in kelp giving a fish a kiss, what can be cuter? How about this as a birthday greeting?

The mermaid is from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps coloured with Prismacolor pencils. The kelp is a die from Scrapbooking Made Simple coloured with Nuvo embellishment mousse, Viva Decor, and Cosmic Shimmer. The bubbly background is an embossing folder from Taylored Expressions with colour from Nuvo embellishment mousse. And, the frame is a patterned paper from KaiserCraft. I think I put the kitchen sink in there, too, somewhere *smirk*

04 June 2018

Bday Monsters - Through the Craftroom Door, gelatos watercolour

This week's sponsor for the Through the Craftroom Door blog challenge is Bugaboo Stamps! The randomly drawn winner will get a $12 gift certificate for the shop.

As if raising five children in the frozen land of the North was not enough of a challenge, Jodie Mackrell decided to dip her cold little Canadian toes into the world of papercrafting by opening an online store full of her illustrations. That was seven years ago. Today Bugaboo Stamps is one of the leading companies in digital images, and we're still growing! From seriously snarky to sugary sweet to sublimely soulful all the way over to the other side of the super sexy spectrum, you're bound to find all that you need and more to create your paper projects. Jodie works very hard to provide New Releases and Freebies every week!

For my inspiration card, I chose the Birthday Monsters, a cute bunch with birthday cheer.

01 June 2018

Gladioli - Sheepski Designs, Prismacolor pencil, single layer card

The Sheepski Designs blog challenge this month is Embellish It or Clean and Simple (CAS). Come play along with us! You don't need to use a Sheepski Design image (though we do like seeing them) to play along. Which style do you prefer to do?

For my inspiration project, I chose to make a CAS card. I added a personal challenge and made it as a single layer CAS card. I used Gladioli - image 142, coloured the flowers with Prismacolor pencils, and added a sentiment in silver embossing.

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