Thursday, March 31

Craft Stamper Lastest Issue and other News!!!

THE May issue of the Craft Stamper Magazine is out on sale, Friday 1st...
I have two articles in this issue... Thank you Katy!


One article called Vintage Garden, I show you how to get more from crafting with sketches. I've used the stunning Stempelglede Stamps available from Quixotic Paperie. I created a card  gift bag and tag.


Also I have a Stamping Contrasts project we were asked to try out new Karantha moulding mat designs from Craftynotions. I've created fun and bright card and faux enamel magnets.

 
Now it also happens that our fabby Quixotic Teamie Judy Laing made the front cover WOO HOO!!! She has and All Around the World article where Judy shows you how to create realistic-looking skin tones using Copic markers. Wonderful!

Hope you get hold of a copy there's some stunning inspiration inside!
 
NOW ONTO SOME SUPER EXCITING NEWS!!!!
 
One of my projects has been chosen by you lovely readers as one of our most popular articles of 2010. Craft Stamper are assembling these articles into a free of charge ‘Best of 2010’ Craft Stamper e-zine which will be available 1st April from their website and other sources. How wonderful, Thank you so much, it means the world to me, to both design for an amazing magazine and then to be picked... wow!!!
 
Now onto more exciting news...!

Elaine is showing a preview of the upcoming and totally adorable new release by Elisabeth Bell for SCACD Stamps,This month it's an ADORABLE set of images from Elisabeth Bell - The Peekers. Pop on over to her blog - Quixotic Cards - today!

The Elisabeth Bell for SCACD "Peeker" release will be available on Friday 8th April 2011 from Susana’s Custom Art & Card Design in the US and from Quixotic Paperie for UK/European customers!

More previews will be posted by the SCACD Design Team over the next few days, so keep your eyes on the SCACD Store Blog!

Have a wonderfully creative day
BiG HuGs Kim :)

Wednesday, March 30

Quixotic, Club Anya Saturday Sketch,

Hello, hope you're having a fun week so far!


 I simply had to open up the awesome The Greeting Farm - Stamp Kit- Creeper Crew - Creepin' which happens to be on SPECIAL PRICE TIL 31st MAR!!!  


I've coloured Leslie with copics to co'ordinate with the new Fancy Pants - 6x6 Pad - It's The Little Things.
My card also includes some of the yummy Divine Twine - Cotton Candy x 10 metres.

I followed the wonderful sketch over at Club Anya & Friends... The very last Saturday Sketch too Boo Hoo, I LOVED being part of the Anya crew so long ago it seems, with Marie's unending talent to design stunning characters for us to enjoy, to see it grow and the new designers displaying their amazing talent WOW!!! But I'm sure the new Chapter on April 1st will bring fun and excitement!!!


My little one will be three this weekend and as she picked Leslie and ooohed at the black polka dot papers, she's definitely following in the creative gene LOL!!!



That's it from me today, have a lovely creative day!
BiG HuGs Kim :)

Monday, March 28

Simon Says Stamp and Show a Hat!

Good Morning!!! I hope you had a fabulous weekend I met up with some of the best crafting buddies at the NEC, (((Waving))) we had a wonderful time ♥



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Stamp and show a Hat


My darling daughter Maoleidigh (may-le-dee) will be three in a week so I decided to create a vintage inspired party hat just for her...


First I collaged the cone shape with strips torn from old book pages and 7 Gypsies Victoria Paper applied with Claudine Helmuth's Matte Medium.


Then Embellished with a few Tattered Angel goodies, like the Framed Fonts, glimmer screen, Tim Holtz Heart wings for the crown and floral stamp.


I added a few paper flowers randomly then finished with a frayed top and gathered crepe which I trimmed.
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Hope it inspires and why not pop round to be astounded by our amazingly talented team!!!

THE director ~ Linda Elbourne
Candy Colwell ~ Dan ~
 Kim Costello <~ You're already here

Thanks for stopping by, have a super wonderful creative day!
BiG HuGs Kim :)

Wednesday, March 23

Quixotic, Card Patterns, Moxie Fab!

Hello...  hope you're having a fun week so far!


I wanted to stop by with a quick card I made using the cute The Greeting Farm - Miss Anya Hats Off - Stamp Set. She is coloured using copics. The sentiment is from Oliver & Amelia - Just For You Set.


I've used some bright fun papers from Echo Park - Sweet Summertime Collection Kit and they will be available in 6x6 soon.


I was inspired by the citrus colours on this weeks Moxie Fab tuesday Trigger
It doesn't show up very well in the picture that the mount to the tag is very lime green.


I have also used the fabby sketch from Card Patterns too!

 
That's it from me today, have a lovely creative day!
BiG HuGs Kim :)

Monday, March 21

Simon Says Stamp & Show ~ A Word!

Good Morning!!! I hope you had a fabulous weekend and ready for this week's theme...
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A WORD
  Inspired by Rachel Jackson's article in Craft Stamper this month I decided to try my hand and alter an old book! Well actually it's an old dairy from 2006 that I just didn't use. So, after creating an opening at the front I have collaged the cover with strips torn from old book pages and applied with Claudine Helmuth's Matte Medium. Then coloured with Aged Mahogany, Black Soot and Walnut stain DI.

The central torn pages have been inked with a little vintage photo. The main image is from Tim's Papillon Stamps and sprayed with a little Heirloom gold perfect pearls mist.


The flower is made using Tim's tattered florals die, the leaves from Wendy's stamp and both cut from the Lost and Found card stack.


The Bookplate has been covered with sticky metal foil tape, adhered to grungeboard, embossed and aged with paint dabbers. The 'Fly' word is die cut from the same metal tape and I've added a couple of mini brads too!


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Hope it inspires and why not pop round the rest of the amazing team!!!

THE director ~ Linda Elbourne
Candy Colwell ~ Dan ~
 Kim Costello <~ You're already here

Thanks for stopping by, have a super wonderful creative day!
BiG HuGs Kim :)

Saturday, March 19

Items for Sale!!!

As you may know I LOVE to create and thought I would give you the opportunity to buy some of my work.
I have created a new page Items For Sale with a little list of items for sale I hope you will have a little look!

I will list items when I can, I might even list a few crafty items that need a new home!
But if there is anything you are very interested in, something that you may have seen on my blog or even in Craft Stamper magazine then please leave me a message as I am Happy to Help!

Have a wonderfully creative Day
BiG HuGs Kim :)



Wednesday, March 16

More Paper Smooches :)

I just love Kim's spiffy scooters set, how adorable is that vintage scooter?
I've coloured using my copics and paper pieced the clouds and road.


This card is based on one of Kim's designer drafts #2


These were created with Kim's fabby templates... I couldn't reisist the worm popping out of the apple LOL! This card has all been paper pieced using Vintage blue papers and the edges inked.


I created something a little fun with this cupcake card, using the template and the wonderful vegtastic stamp set... I made it into a carrot cake.



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It's such heartbreaking news when I heard about the earthquake/tsunami in Japan.
 I know I haven't mentioned anything about it, I don't want to see the footage it's not that I don't care I just can't comprehend the magnitude of what is happening...  there are things happening in the world that go beyond what I can cope with.
I want to help like so many of us...
 I wish I could give more... and I came across 
Shin Tanaka has designed a wonderful paper model to help requesting donations for the relief fund!...

Dillon and I will often spend time making paper models together and this one was adorable, thank you!
Maoleidigh loves it too! A little kiss of hope :)

They are in my thoughts and prayers... let us continue to pray and encourage those who are hurting, struggling. Let us rally as a community and send support to those in Japan who are lost, scared, needing rescue, needing hope ♥ 

Monday, March 14

Simon Says Stamp & Show... Some Stars

Good Morning!!! I hope you had a fabulous weekend and ready for this week's theme...
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Some Stars...


For this weeks challenge I wanted to try something a little 'different'... Inspired by The Kelly Rae Roberts Angels I went to work collaging my own...


Firstly I doodled a little angel sketch, drew and cut out each piece on scrap paper to use as templates. I changed her hair slightly and made her dress a little longer from the original sketch.


 The dress was made from natural sticky back canvas, then stamped with Wendy Vecchi and Tim Holtz stamps you might just see a few stars. The colour is a blend of Crushed Olive and Broken china DI. Her skin also from natural sticky back canvas, was tinted with distress stains.


 Her wings are cut using heart wings die and embellished with mica flakes. Her hair was cut from old book pages, you know it's an old book when the words feel like the were made on a letter press and coloured with Walnut stain and vintage photo DI. She holds a chipboard star and on her wrist is a Star adornment on a charm clip. I have sprayed her with heirloom gold glimmer spray so she really sparkles!!!


So, until I can get hold of Tim Holtz new easel die, I've resorted to adhering a configurations box to the chipboard back, as a stand... I will of course paint it black before I give it to the resipient LOL!

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Hope it inspires and why not pop round the rest of the team to see some more stars!!!

THE director ~ Linda Elbourne
Candy Colwell ~ Dan ~
 Kim Costello <~ You're already here

Thanks for stopping by, have a super wonderful creative day!
BiG HuGs Kim :)

Friday, March 11

Craft Stamper Magazine ~ April Issue...

THE April issue of the Craft Stamper Magazine is already out on sale, Friday 4th...
I have two articles in this issue... Thank you Katy!

This month’s free cover mount stamp is a pretty, delicate butterfly designed for us by Chocolate Baroque. AND my little circle card is on the front cover, can you see? look to the left just above the butterfly image LOL!!! It's ALL good!



I also show you that digi stamping can be so much more than just characters to colour in.. printing on different materials, digi backgrounds and more.
 


Hope you get hold of a copy there's some stunning inspiration inside!
Have a wonderfully creative day
BiG HuGs Kim :)

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