31 August 2018

Cackle On - watercolour pencil, shaker, shaped card, embossing


Witch Wanda putting on her best frock for a night of frivolity with a shaped shaker background. My card features Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps sets with the image coloured with Stampin' Up watercolour pencil, Movers and Shakers dies to make a shaped shaker, and embossing embellished with Distress Crayon.

24 August 2018

Tea-riffic - shaker, die cutting


How about a nice cup of tea, or a nice shaker with a tea-riffic message? My card features a stamp, die, and shaker combo from Jillibean Soup accented with dies from Elizabeth Craft Designs and Hero Arts along with Prima Marketing paper.

23 August 2018

Fairy Purse - die cuts


Pretty purple treat bag or gift box for a young girl or just someone who loves fairies, my project features a die cut party foil purse using a Spellbinders die and trinket tag using a Kraftin' Kimmie Stamp set.

22 August 2018

Framed - watercolour, embossing


Presenting... My frame project uses a long retired stamp from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps, a steel rule die from Sizzix by Eileen Hull, and an embossing folder from Spellbinders. The picture is me when I graduated from college (oh so long ago).


21 August 2018

School Days - stenciling



Up in the mornin' and out to school

The teacher is teachin' the Golden Rule
American history and practical math
You studyin' hard and hopin' to pass


My school themed card features tools from a Dreamweaver stencil embossed and Distress inked on Graphic 45 paper. Sentiments from Unity Stamp Co and a flower accent from Prima complete it.

While we try to teach our children all about life. Our children teach us what life is all about.

20 August 2018

Rudolf's Selfie - Through the Craftroom door, watercolour pencil


Rudolf's Selfie makes a great Christmas card. I coloured him up with Stampin' Up watercolour pencils and paired him with Graphic 45 papers as my inspiration card for this week's Through the Craftroom Door's Anything Goes challenge. Our sponsor this week is Sheepski Designs!


Living in Leeds, Yorkshire in the UK, working full time as a Management Accountant, currently working on 2 design teams and an obsessive crafter and creator of cards. I have no actual style as yet but do love the unusual and quirky. I may be known for producing cards in soft pastel colours.
I love anything arty. I've always drawn stuff, for as long as I can remember. In my younger days I sold a few watercolour paintings. I recently found mixed media which is a joy and love creating canvases with flowers.
I had a battle with digital drawing for about a year and finally found some software I could gel with. January 2016 a challenge team I worked on was short of a designer's images to create with so I drew some. I opened my shop a month later so I could sponsor challenges and give something back to the crafting world, to the lovely ladies who have supported me on my journey.
I've a Facebook group SheepSki Designs where I hold challenges, some for fun to win digis as well as my monthly card challenge. I've a SheepSki Designs challenge blog as well. Things are growing slowly (thankfully) so I still manage to spend at least a little time with my hubby :D
Welcome to my world
Andrea

The prize this week is 3 images from the Sheepski Design shop.

19 August 2018

Bravery - die cutting


A note card with an affirmation featuring die and stamp from Impression Obsession.

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

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