Saturday, November 28

Basic Grey Challenge #9

Hi everyone, its time for the next BasicGrey Challenge and this fortnight we have a great sketch to inspire you... by Tara G

To me this sketch was just screaming to be made into a set of notecards... I cut all the elements first, coloured the six images with my copic markers then cut with my nesties and tinted a frame. The finish to about 4 1/4" square quite small and super cute. All complete in an evening...


Supplies: Patterned Paper: BasicGrey: lemonade; PTI: Kraft card; Stamps: Stamping Bella: Ketto(s); PTI: Sentiments; Ink: memento: black; Copics: markers; Tim's Holtz: distress inks; Die's: Spellbinders: rectangles; Sizzix: bookplates; EKsuccess: border punch; WRMK: corner chomper; Other: American Crafts: ribbon; BG:brads; 3D foam;

Ok I'm really hoping this works.... This would be or should be my little video tutorial of my Flapper hair colouring.

IT'S HERE, IT'S HERE!!!


I haven't any talking or music sorry, still completely new at this, hope you like and any thoughts and tips would be wonderful. Thanks for stopping by today, HuGs Kim :)

Friday, November 27

White with a SPLASH of Colour

Thought you might like to see my dt project I have done for Stampin Chic's fortnightly challenge! Pop over and see the other Team's gorgeous creations, I hope you get time to enter...


Fabulous colour challenge I had lots of fun and thought I would have a go at Clare's wonderful new templates. The bag card I have used the template on the top part only so I could get a longer card. The gift bag is super cute and love that it has wider sides. I traced around the edge of one of the notelets to get the shape for the insert.


Products used: Stamps: Papermania(TM) Love Clare Curd... Retail Therapy clear stamp set shop till you drop, Cardstock and Paper: Papermania(TM) textured cardstock, Colour: Whispers(TM) markers, Ancient Page (TM) black, Embellishments: Papermania(TM)Love Clare Curd...Retail Therapy Notelets, papermania (TM) shimmer dots, flowers, Anita's (TM) ribbon, Doodlebug(TM) glitter brad, Tools: Papermania(TM) Love Clare Curd... Retail Therapy bag templates, Stick it! (TM)-3D foam pads;
...sorry about the terrible photos struggling to get decent shots with this weather, hey?
BiG HuGs Kim :)

Tuesday, November 24

No Patterned paper?!?!?! FFF & FS

I had started this post last week LOL, the thing is I realised that the Friday sketch I followed was last weeks... never mind the Farm Fresh Friday challenge is still running so think that counts!



Here are the FFF deets:
Create a card using NO PATTERNED PAPER or DESIGNER PAPER of ANY kind and using at least ONE TGF stamp.


Hmmmmph No patterned paper hey? So I decided to dry embossed some of my card base with Impressabilities then inked up my metal template with versamark for the bottom half of my card. It's a very subtle tone I also inked the edges slightly with my versamark too!


This stunning Lottie was a dream to colour it's so very addictive I think I could happily just colour in all day, yum!



Supplies: Patterned Paper: NONE; PTI: kraft; Stamps: TGF; TT- Lottie; PTI: everyday button bits; Ink: memento: black; Copics: markers; archival: black; Tim's Holtz: distress inks; Versamark; Die's: Spellbinders: label 8; fancy tags; embossing; Other: BasicGrey: ribbon; Hero Arts: flower; Button; decorative leaf brad; 3D foam;

SO ONTO THE SOMETHING EVERYONE HAS BEEN ASKING.................



The fabulous Kelly thought it would be wonderful if us Team Anya 02 would tell all our favourite hair colours and which pens we use. Now for me this was too difficult, why? I couldn't possibly have a favourite! each Anya is totally individual, so I'm showing four of the ones I use most. I will always go for three tones of the colour I'm intending for, a dark, medium and light to blend with, the colourless used for highlighting! Simple recipe really and it works for lots of things!

THE COLOURS:

Red Hair: E08, E99, E97 and finished off with 00 clear - atyou Spica
Black Hair: 100, C-3, C-1,
Blonde: E53, E50, and a hint of E97 at the ends
Brunette: E79, E74, E71,

I use colourless blender 0 for highlights on all my colours.


I'm really hoping you can get a close look of you click on the picture!




Thanks for stopping by and all your lovely comments, have a wonderful Tuesday! I've had a little dilivery with a few of Kraftin' Kimmie stamps in (thank you Nikki at Bunny Zoe's crafts! always a pleasure) so might get distracted later from the usual mummy stuff LOL! BiG HuGs Kim :)

Saturday, November 21

Caardvarks ~ Color it!

Is the current CHALLENGE over at Caardvarks

Color a stamped image! Anything goes here...stamp an image and color it any way you like! The Crew used colored pencils, markers, paper piecing, watercolors, etc.

Had to have a go, it's been a while and it also happens to be one of my favourite techniques right now too! I have coloured Marie's stunning winter fairy with my copic markers and added some sparkle from my Spica marker too. Click images for close up... I have created an easel card using the largest label 8 die. The flower I have added a little stickles and the snowflake embellishment I got from my trip to the NEC, fabulous!!!


Supplies: Patterned Paper: Cosmo cricket: jolly by golly; Stamps: TGF; winter fairy digi; Anya says; Ink: Printer: hp; Copics: markers; glitter spica; archival: black; Tim's Holtz: distress inks; distress stickles; Die's: Spellbinders: labels 8; Other: Prima flower; stickles; snowflake brad; 3D foam;
Thank you for stopping by and hope you're having a wonderful weekend, HuGs Kim :)

Friday, November 20

100% Original ~ Dream Big

This card covers three challenges (has to be done with all the amazing challenges I just don't have time to enter.)

So thought I would have a little fun with the easel card and for the stop I have cut some grass where the beautiful Ava has found her frog. The grass lays flat under the image piece for posting, I'm quite pleased with the result and now have even more ideas I could possibly attempt, tee hee! I had my refills arrive for my copic markers, wow amazing how your favourites all run out at the same time hey? I just had to colour Ava in traditional princess colours!

Supplies: Patterned Paper: Cosmo cricket: girl friday; Stamps: TGF; princess Ava; Anya says; Ink: memento: black; Copics: markers; archival: black; Tim's Holtz: distress inks; Tattered angels: marshmallow glimmer mist; Die's: Spellbinders: label 1; Sizzix: grass; flower layers; Other: WRMK: grommet; gem; 3D foam;
Thanks for stopping by and I am officially the worst commenter ever but hoping to catch up with you all this week, so thank you and BiG HuGs Kim :)

Thursday, November 19

Autumn digi Fairy, CPS, CCC,

Hi a quick post today to show you a card and to tell everyone that today is the day that the digi Fairies are being released over at The Greeting Farm store. Woo Hoo when they first peeked onto the Greeting farm blog I just knew that I HAD to have them...
Have you been enjoying all the gorgeous previews on The Greeting Farm's blog this week? I just adore these images and if you haven't already done so, go check them out, you're going to simply love them!!!


I have covered a couple of challenges on this card, the sketch is CPS #142 and the colours follow (as close as I could) Copic Colour challenge #40. Autumn fairy is a dream to colour in and sooo shimmery you might just be able to see it if you click on the close up. For the glittered leaves I have cut some glitter paper, then inked with my copics.

Supplies: Patterned Paper: Cosmo cricket: earth love; Stamps: TGF; Autumn fairy digi; Anya says; Ink: Printer: hp; Copics: markers; glitter spica; archival: black; Tattered angels: marshmallow glimmer mist; Die's: Spellbinders: squares; Sizzix: leaves and branches; MS: border punch; Other: 3D foam;

Thanks for stopping by, hope you enjoy your Thursday I will hopefully have another card show tomorrow, BiG HuGs Kim :)

Wednesday, November 18

Flapper Anya in a Spin

Good morning everyone,
Wanted to share my post for Club Anya. I just love to create a different dimension to a card and here flapper Anya is in a spin, tee hee. I have stamped Anya once then without re inking stamped again to give a faint outline. You will want it on two pieces of paper so that when you colour it won't bleed through to the front. Next it's time to use your light box (or window, empty picture frame over lamp) and your creative imagination to draw the back of Anya. Lay the faint image down and trace on the back...

The main differences is the hair and her hand, which will be behind the dress. I didn't do the feather on the back piece either, less fiddly the better hey? Next it's time to cut out both anya's, mine just about matched up you can trim till they do. I have adhered a little fishing line down the centre of Anya and sandwiched it between the two. Now Anya can spin in the circle aperture.

The wonderful Dawn has designed a fantastic sketch over at Inspirational Card Sketches and so I just had to take the oportunity to take part again!




Supplies: Patterned Paper: BasicGrey; eskimo kisses; glitter card; Stamps: TGF: Flapper Anya; Ink: Memento: Black; Copic: markers; glitter spica; Dies: Nestabilities: circles; Cuttlebug: snowflake; Fiskars: border punch; Other: Foof a la: buttons; Satin Ribbon; Fishing line(invisible thread); 3D foam;

A totally fun thing to do is spin Anya round quite a few times before placing in the envelope then she will turn round and round when the recipient opens up the card... just magic LOL! Wanted to share something fun to try out when your new stamps arrive, I hope it inspires and thanks for stopping by today, HuGs Kim :)


note: I have made a little video of me colouring the hair. Ok I wanted to post it today too but I'm just struggling to get it to the computer. I'm hoping to sort it by the end of the day so bear with me it's my first EVER video.... thanks :)

Monday, November 16

And to announce....

the winner for my Anya spa hop stamp goes to....





Congratulations sweetie if you would love to email Jessica with your details and she can sort the stamp out for you.

HuGs Kim :)


Sunday, November 15

Club Anya Spa Hop ~ Woo Hoo!!!

Welcome to the Club Anya Spa hop and a very HAPPY RELEASE DAY! I cannot believe it's the 15th! Woo Hoo!!! It has been an amazing week of previews and sneak peeks I hope you have enjoyed looking at all the amazing creations from the Club Anya Team 02. I have certainly had a blast and thought I would show you a few more samples...

I wanted to complete the set really and have made a pillow box envelope to hold my swing card as it's quite thick with layers. I'm very pleased with how it turned out and it's so much easier then making a box too! I have used the template and Greeting farm digi papers again (find the links here) I have sealed the ribbon at the back with a digi sticker how cute? You will have to forgive the terrible photos the weather here is blistery and it gets dark before tea urghh....



What sweet retreat wouldn't be complete without a little box of chocs? yummo!!! I have simply made a pizza box and cut a window, sealed with a little acetate left from the card and I have used the gorgeous me time stamp set to embellish the outside. Click thumbnails to enlarge.


So time to get a hoppin' LOL, Leave a comment on my blog before 8PM CST (2am UKian time) and ONE RANDOM WINNER will be selected to WIN the gorgeous Lolli Anya stamp!
Here's the Hop order...
Suzi McKenzie (Guest Designer)
Jessica Diedrich (Club VP/DT Coordinator)
so you should be heading to the very talented Amy next... Have fun and good luck, HuGs Kim :)

Saturday, November 14

Basic Grey ~ challenge 8

Good Morning, its time for the next BasicGrey Challenge and this fortnight we have a great challenge to inspire you...This week we would like to see some Glitz and Bling used on your creations, so feel free to go wild with Glitter, Pearls and Gems etc... I thought I would have a go at the fabulous sketch 93 over at Got Sketch too!



Supplies: Patterned Paper: BasicGrey: eskimo kisses; Stamps: Sizzix: Flourishing Frenzy Alphabet; Ink: Colourbox: greens; Tim's Holtz: distress inks; Die's: Spellbinders: fancy tags; Sizzix: frenzy alphabet; holly; MS: border punch; WRMK: corner chomper; Other: Fine embossing powder; BG: woolies; Adhesive gems; 3D foam;


Thanks for stopping by, hope you all have a wonderful weekend, HuGs Kim :)
Just a reminder that we have our Spa/Blog Hop tomorrow. The Blog Hop will start at the Club Anya blog and a schedule will be posted to give you the order of the DT members blogs. Our blog hop will begin at 12:01am CST (6am UKian time) Sunday morning and each DT Member will be having a prize on their blog along with a grand prize on the Club Anya blog. We all like to win free stuff, right? So don't forget to stop by sometime Sunday and leave your comments. The contest will officially end at 8:00pm CST Sunday evening (which is 2am UKian time).

Friday, November 13

Pamper yourself ~ Fifth Anya Preview

Good morning and happy Friday 13th . This is our final day of sneak peeks from Club Anya and The Greeting Farm... Phew!!! Time to introduce you to the stamp set called "Me Time Anya" there are 10 stamps in this set with two gorgeous Anyas, accessory images and sentiments.

I just had to try this stunning clear swing card by Cindy Lyles I love popping to The Classroom for some amazing inspiration... I also followed Mercy's Tuesday sketch #47 too!

So the really fun details would have to be those bubbles! I have dropped little dots of glossy accents onto the bubbly area and threw over a very generous amount of glitter. I hope you can see the sparkle when you click on the close ups. There is a whole lot of dimension to this card too with quite a few layers I am planning a special envelope for it...


Supplies: Patterned Paper: My Minds Eye: laundry line; PM: Acetate sheet; Stamps: TGF: Me time Anya (release 15th); Ink: Memento: Black; Distress; Copic: markers; Dies: Nestabilities: label 8; fancy tags; WRMK: big bite; Other: Glossy accents; Fine glitter; Adhesive jewels; large gem brad; lots of 3D foam and clear foam too;

You can find the rest of the Design team amazing creations on the Club Anya blog or pop over and see them...

Amy Young
Kelly Booth
Pam Varnell

Suzi McKenzie (Guest Designer)
Jessica Diedrich (Club VP/DT Coordinator)


I love and enjoy all your complimentry comments thank you, as for the hair tutorial... it is something I'm working on for the craft stamper magazine but I'm sure I could demo a different technique maybe a video hey?

So, be sure to come to the Club Anya blog on Sunday 15th too... for our Spa/Blog Hop. The Blog Hop will start there and a schedule will be posted to give you the order of the DT members blogs. Our blog hop will begin at 12:01am CST (6am UKian time) Sunday morning and each DT Member will be having a prize on their blog along with a grand prize on the Club Anya blog. We all like to win free stuff, right? So don't forget to stop by sometime Sunday and leave your comments. The contest will officially end at 8:00pm CST Sunday evening (which is 2am UKian time).

Thank you for popping by I will have my BG card to show tomorrow too... have a great Friday 13th... HuGe HuGs Kim :)

Stampin' Chic ~ Retail Therapy

This is the first post for today busy busy bee with all the fabulous new releases this month. That said thought you might like to see my dt project I have done for Stampin Chic's fortnightly challenge which is a lovely sketch! Pop over and see the other Team's gorgeous creations, I hope you get time to enter...

This is Clare's newest designs aren't they just fabulous? I enjoyed stamping the background scene and I paper pieced the grass with some of Clare's printable papers! The bags are also paper pieced, cut and raised on adhesive foam!





Products used: Stamps: Papermania(TM) Love Clare Curd... Retail Therapy clear stamp sets Shop Heaven and Queen of shopping, Cardstock and Paper: Papermania(TM) CCSR digi (green polka dots, yellow check and the pink large polka dots), Acetate, Colour: Whispers(TM) markers, archival (TM) black, Embellishments: papermania (TM) adhesive stones, Tools: Stick it! (TM)-3D foam pads;

Thanks for stopping by I will have another to post for today too, HuGs Kim :)

Thursday, November 12

Lollipop lollipop O lolli lolli....

How sweet is this Lolli Anya? Hope you are enjoying all these fabulous new stamps Marie has designed some beauties and there's still more to show tomorrow! Wow!!! There's also the Spa hop on Sunday too with prizes so hope you can join in for that!


The wonderful Dawn has designed another fantastic sketch over at Inspirational Card Sketches and it's being sponsored by Greeting farm so just had to take the oportunity to take part again... it's been a while!

The sweet Lolli I have coloured with copic markers but added other details like the glossy accents on her lolly and hair baubles. Of course she had to have a glittery dress too.

The greeting farm also sell this digi kit with gorgeous patterned cupcake papers and fabulous sticker/buttons to print. I'm really enjoying the digital side of crafting at the moment and have found a great site - Jessica Sprague who has tutorials and free templates... which brings me onto the Anya gift/treat bag...

I used the template in this free kit with the Greeting Farm's papers. both sides have different patterned papers on and I have printed the stickers onto good card and I cut with my circle nestibilities. I tried covering one with glossy accents but I found that it really blurred the ink as it dried, so have only inked the edges!

I have embellished the treat bag with lolli anya coloured as for the card and a couple of tags. The back has a label sticker and I have fixed the top with a brad. The great design means you can open the bag at the bottom.




Supplies: Patterned Paper: BasicGrey: nook and pantry; TGF digi: dirty sugar; PM: textured card; Stamps: TGF: Lolli Anya(release 15th); Anya Says(release 15th); Ink: Memento: Black; Distress; Copic: markers; spica glitter; Printer: Hp; Dies: Nestabilities: circles; Sizzix: gelly tags; WRMK: corner chomper; Other: Glossy accents; Adhesive jewels; Hero Arts: flowers; Foof a la: buttons; BG: brad; natural string; 3D foam;

There is now a sentiment for EACH and EVERY Anya and lots of the Ians...all in One awesome sentiment set! Now...here comes the bonus part. Due to a little manufacturer's "whoopsieee", we are offering this set at the AMAZING price of $10! (there are two "keep rockin' sentiments - nothing else wrong!)
You can find the rest of the Design team amazing creations on the Club Anya blog or pop to see them...
Pam Varnell
Suzi McKenzie (Guest Designer)
Jessica Diedrich (Club VP/DT Coordinator)
Phew!!! long post today, thank you for popping by there's more to preview tomorrow too... have a great thursday, HuGs Kim :)

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