Saturday, July 5

Craft Stamper Take it Make it Challenge July

Good morning I thought I would share my project for July`s

and the technique for this month is . . .

 Technique: Heat emboss an image/design onto your project, then apply colour over the top with inks/watercolour paints. The embossing powder will resist the inks etc, and the design will show through.

I stamped my peacock from my Folk fabrique set (coming soon)
I used the body on the left to represent a peachen and the one with a tail on the right for the peacock.
I stamped them together using perfect medium and wow clear fine embossing powder.
I then went in with my paintbrush loaded with water and used a few twinkling H2O's. The sparkle in real life is yummy! I've tried to capture it but it doesn't work well in photo.
The sentiment is from my Just Because set, I simply heat embossed in white powder on black card.

There is a fantastic prize for this challenge, so be sure and check out all the details on the main blog HERE.

Be sure and pop by the main blog to check out the stunning creations the rest of the team have created, just click here.

Thank you so much for stopping by, I hope you get the chance to join in, you have until the 23rd July and you can even have your winning card published in the Craft Stamper Magazine. 
Have a wonderfully creative day
BiG HuGs Kim x

Tuesday, July 1

A little update...

Sorry that I have been MIA for a while... I've been working on some things behind the scenes and I hope to get back to blogging regularly... plus I moved to a new house a few months ago which I'm still trying to organise, re-establishing home ed for my two angels has kept me very busy and then I had three family deaths too I know when it rains it pours lol.

But... you'll be very pleased to know there are new Paperbabe Stamps arriving any day now, you cannot imagine the stress of manufacturers when they get it wrong!!! they've put me soo behind I even considered nearly packing it in! Naaa but couldn't do that... I love to design and I will be working with another manufacturer too so I should be well able to keep up with all the art and stamp designs eager to be drawn.

I have a few sneak peeks over at the Paperbabe Stamps blog... if you want to see.

I am also planning getting a design team together... Info coming soon and

I am planning a fortnightly challenge... (about time, I'm sure all you lovely crafters would like a challenge to use your paperbabe stamps, with a few prizes along the way too)

AND I might even have the website reay too, how about that?

Well, thank you for stopping by, 
I hope you're having a wonderfully creative day!
BiG HuGs Kim x

Friday, December 13

Craft Stamper Take it, Make it Challenge Six

Good Morning, well I have been a bit busy for the last few weeks... designing,  Christmas card making and getting all the decorations out and dressing the tree, so it didn't leave a lot of time for other inky stuff but I'm sure the recipient has received their card so thought it fitted perfectly into the

As always, the challenge will be based on a technique showcased in the magazine, but this time we don't have one particular project in mind. Katy decided that as there are three projects featuring an 'ombre' effect in the January issue, then this is the technique we'll be focussing on!

an 'ombre' effect is just graduating colours of ink/paint/whatever....but feel free to interpret the theme as you wish! 
I got out my Oriental Zen set and created an ombre background in graduating tones of green to tan inks, stamping off to get a fainter impression.
The peony, I have stamped twice, one with the leaves, then cut out with a border to look like a die cut, I cut the main flower with a border too. The sentiment comes from the Tree Hugs stamp set.

I hope you get some time to join in, the challenge runs for two months so plenty of inky time.

Thanks for stopping by, have a wonderfully creative day
BiG HuGs
Kim x

Sunday, November 24

Christmas Cards...

Well I'm well and truly into making my Christmas cards now thanks mainly to having a go at the Holiday card workshop run with instructors Kristina WernerJennifer McGuireLaura BassenShari CarrolDebby Hughes, and friends...
I fell in love with this technique demonstrated by Jennifer, I've always love wood marquetry inlay and it was so fun to create. I used kraft card instead of wood paper, just because I'm hoarding my wood paper right now and I just wanted to give the idea a go first..
But then I had the idea to try it out with some cork, but couldn't find my stash, then I experimented with sticky back canvas, thought it would work well with the back being sticky...
But it was much fiddlier and the canvas didn't fit in quite as well the card did.
I have more Christmas cards over at the Paperbabe Stamps Blog...

Thanks for stopping by have a wonderfully creative day,
BiG HuGs Kim x

Tuesday, October 15

Published in this months Craft Stamper

I am featured a few times in this months Craft Stamper Woo Hoo
 thank you Katy

First off is the cover stamp makes... 
there's a post over on the Craft Stamper blog with a piccie too
A shirt card with pocket to hold glasses,
Tee hee couldn't resist a fun make with a photo booth inspired frame, Dillon was over the moon he was featured in the magazine!

I have a couple of makes for the Stamping contrasts feature
and there's more about this make on the Paperbabe Stamps Blog...

Thanks for stopping by, I have lots of news to share and am very busy designing and getting ready for the Hobbycraft Show so bear with me! I might find time to take part in the Craft Stamper take it make it challenge this month.

Have a wonderfully creative day
BiG HuGs Kim x

Friday, September 13

Paperbabe Stamps ~ Spooky Blog Hop


WELCOME ALL to the Paperbabe Stamps Spooky Hop.
Pop around to see Paperbabe stamps in the hands of some very talented stampy friends...

Just to recap the September release, "Cumulus Background", "High in the Sky" clear stamps and "MayLeeDee Witchily", "Dillon Batwings" and "Dillon Magic" are available as digital download for INSTANT gratification! And there's svg files to help cut some of those images out. They are NOW in the Shop!

You are in the right place if you are JUST beginning the hop, then make it all the way to the PAPERBABE STAMPS blog to see the endless possibilities with this new collection and to leave your comments and say hi along the way.

For my card I coloured in MayLeeDee Witchily digi, I've framed her to like she's pinned on some fabby striped wallpaper. 
She is coloured using my copic markers, of course. I went for a bright and fun colour palette.

So go, hop, and be a little spooked... Here's where you want to be:

THANK you so much for joining us on this spooky Friday 13th, simply leave a comment to enter to win! we'll announce the winners on the Paperbabe Blog on the 20th!

Have some spooky fun!!!
BiG spooOOOOky HuGs
Kim x

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