Tuesday, June 30

Four for One - Forever young, LOL!

Wow second post in one day and this card covers four challenges, I know...! but it really isn't possible to be able to participate in all the fabulous challenges out there in blogland! It is quite a challenge to make one for four too!

So I have combined four challenges on this one...

Started by using the Dotty Spotty challenge on The Greeting Farm Fresh Friday

Using the Copics Colour Challenge #19 to colour the TGF Wendy image
I have used this weeks Colour Create 21 for the papers
All brought together with the fabulous Sketch #122 on CPS

It was great fun to do this card and reasonably quick to make as all the details where pretty much taken care of. I don't have all the colours for the copics challenge and have used one as close as I could get. Which seemed to co-ordinate quite well with the colour create choice. The backing paper is lot greener IRL. The sun is super shining today so went outside armed with card and camera but it was so bright I was blinded taking the picture so I have missed the cute glitter I have added on Wendy's dress and the wings on Tinkerbell.

Supplies: Patterned Paper: Crate Paper; white card; Stamps: TGF: Never Ever; Ink: Memento: Black; colourbox; copics; Sakura: stardust; Die's: Nestabilities: long rectangles; Fiskars: Apron Lace; Hero Arts: vintage collage Flowers; AC: velvet ribbon; Other: Lace; adhesive gems; buttons & natural thread; 3D foam;
Thanks for stopping by HuGs Kim X

Inspirational Card Sketches - #23

It's Tuesday and here's my DT card this week for Inspirational Card Sketches....

the talented Dawn has designed another fantastic sketch for you this week. I went for it and cut into this gorgeous paper that I've had on my craft self for quite some time, it would have dust on it only it would often come out to be lovingly admired.
I followed the sketch quite closely but loved having the base in acetate. Although really not an easy thing to photograph. The sentiment I have cut with my Die cutter and applied to the rectangle. I have used my circle punch to create the decorative corners.

Supplies: Patterned Paper: Heidi Grace; PM: textured card; acetate; glitter paper; Die's: Nestabilities: long rectangles; Sizzix: alphabet; leaves; Fiskars: Apron Lace; Punch: circle; Prima: flower; Other: adhesive vinyl; adhesive gems; gem brad; 3D foam;

Thanks for taking the time to visit my blog and hope you get the chance to have a go at this weeks sketch, Happy HuGs Kim x

Saturday, June 27

TWO years, 347 posts and lots and lots of Wonderful Visitors...


It's amazing how much my blog is now a part of my life, I bet we all think about our blogs on a daily basis. It's communication that is way beyond the telephone or popping to your neighbours house. This social network can lift your spirits and push your creativity and desire to do great things, I am very thankful for the wonderful experiences I have had in the last two years. It is a very special place that I can see others creating masterpieces. Cards to me are my little works of art and I love to make them.

But I started this blog with a whole different purpose... Yes, I wanted to showcase some of my artwork... but I got very distracted I have searched through ton's of pictures for a piece to show you...

This is my Dimensional Paper Illustration, this piece is a portrait of my cousin and her son. It's fictional as in the scene was completely made up by me but I tried to show the people as real as they are. I drew each piece I needed onto my old craft robo programme at the time. I used some of my decorative papers to enhance the figures. I was by no means a great photographer and the details are not very easy to see but I hope you get the essence of the depth I created with foam and layers of paper. Even the little stick in the back pocket of the boy's jeans.

I framed it in a box frame and posted it off, my cousin really loved it and this is why my blog is called Paperbabe just if you ever wanted to know LOL!

So I have started a new blog Paperbabe's Drawing Board which will show my arty works, drawings and possibly digi stamps. It is not yet public but will be very soon I am working on the deets. I hope you enjoyed this journey as much as me and thanks as always for stopping by and your fantastic comments.

And now very importantly onto the Winners of my candy...

Random Integer Generator
Here are your random numbers:


Timestamp: 2009-06-27 00:34:01 UTC

DRUMROLLLLLLLLLLLLL PLEASE........................... comment number 19 belongs to....

so congratulations Cassie if you would love to email me your address, so I can send you your goodies. HuGs Kim X

The winner for Followers Gift goes to
Random Integer Generator
Here are your random numbers:


Timestamp: 2009-06-27 00:36:23 UTC

After I put all the followers names in the list and randomised, I then used random number to pick a name...
the follower's gift goes to...

so congratulations Katy simply email me your address and your choice between cat goodies or dog goodies, so I can send you your gift. HuGs Kim x

Thank you to everyone that entered and for following my sporadic creative blog which incidentally definitely needs a blogaversary face lift but there's no time at the mo', but soon, very soon and I will be able to reveal a few other exciting things too!!

HuGs Kim :)

Friday, June 26

Mmmmm want to win a little candy... CANDY NOW CLOSED

It was about time I offered some candy on this Blog of mine don't you think?.... Sooooooo.... here's a picture!!!
I wish is was more you are all so great to help and support me on my crafting journey and I am very thankful to you all for visiting and leaving me the most touching wonderful comments especially when I am super busy and don't get to reply to you....

So I hope you like, as you can see there's the copy of Craft Stamper magazine (which was my first publicated feature) I've had this candy ready for over a month... tut tut. There's a selection of my favourite 12 x 12 Urban prairie papers in here and I have zoomed in to a few of the items just because they are a little special and have probably been in my arty stash for a while (could nearly call them vintage) LOL!!! Like these adorable embroidered pieces and the real flowers in the dome stickers. Also the adorable peek a bunny stamp and one of my all time favourites is those divine Prima centre kisses Bling...

So what do you have to do to enter this yummy blog candy!?
1. Leave one comment each in this post so I know who's in for random generator to pick!
2. If you aren't already following my blog that would be great and you will be entered for an extra prize! (oooh)
3. Spread the word on your blog if you can and the Deadline will have to be my Blogaversary.... on the 26 June 2009 Midnight my time.

So GOOD LUCK I am happy to post worldwide and please scroll down for newer posts, thank you Y HuGs Kim x

Wednesday, June 24

Roses on Paper - Combines

Turns out there is a guest DT call at the moment on Roses on Paper. All you need to do is to have taken part in one of their challenges.
So I have combined three challenges on this one...
This weeks Roses on Paper challenge to also incorporate flowers.
The fabulous Sketch on 2 Sketches 4 You
The 3 Stamp challenge on The Greeting Farm Fresh Friday

I have used the wonderful owl stamp by The Greeting Farm and coloured with my copics I just love this owl such character!!! The sentiment is also a GF stamp, I have covered with a good dollop of glossy accents and the third stamp is the heart from pretty hat set which I have created a border and heat embossed with clear EP. I have used my gorgeous My Mines Eye Bohemia papers and as you can see my flower is there... layered with bling flower and stone for a finishing touch. Click on thumbnails for close ups.

Supplies: Patterned Paper: MME; Core'dinations: whitewash card; MM: Natural cardstock; Stamps: TGF: Forest Friends: Pretty Hat; Ink: Memento: Black; Versamark; colourbox; copics; Die's: Nestabilities: Circles; Fiskars: Apron Lace; Hero Arts: vintage collage Flowers; EP: Clear; adhesive flower & stones; leaf ribbon; Glossy Accents; 3D foam;
Thanks for stopping by there's still a couple of days to enter my blog candy too, HuGs Kim x

Tuesday, June 23

Inspirational Card Sketch #22 already!!!

Happy Tuesday everyone and here's my DT card this week for Inspirational Card Sketches....

Another fantastic sketch by the talented Dawn to challenge the mojo, we were all given a digi image (Lou or Sam) to use with the sketch and this is my take. The adorable images are from Lily-Boo's Boutique and they are sponsoring this weeks challenge.

I have coloured the image with my copics and cut out. The window was created with my nestabilities and I have had this gorgeous wish fairy die in my stash for some time and have not used it enough. I haven't edited my close ups, so they're a little dull!

click images to enlarge

Supplies: Patterned Paper: Scenic Route; PM: textured card; acetate; Stamps: Lily-Boo's Boutique; PTI; Ink: Archival: Black; copics; Die's: Nestabilities: Circles; Sizzix: leaves; DaveyRayDesigns: Fairy; Fiskars: Apron Lace; Punch:daisy; Other: adhesive Pearls; lace; stickles: glitter glue; 3D foam;

Thanks as always for taking the time to visit my blog and my blog candy is still open so all are welcome to have a go, Good luck! Happy HuGs Kim x

Saturday, June 20

Be Inspired - Be Yourself....

Thought it was about time I bought one of the fantastic Hero Arts stamp sets, this would be my first set (it's not easy picking just one from the amazing collection) and so I had a to have a go at the wonderful Challenge over on the Hero Arts blog "be inspired" which is also my first. Lucy Abrahms was the inspiration behind this card, I haven't cased just one but taken lots of her signature elements. Bright colours on Kraft and fabulous dimensional labels 1 frame.

Edited to add: Wanted to share a few of the techniques I have used here... the leaves I have stamped directly onto the patterned paper with versamark and heated with clear embossing powder, I then cut out and have adhered with a few of the leaves on dimensional foam. I have die cut the frame in core'dinations whitewash papers, embossed with cutb'g folder and sanded slightly. The bird I have stamped directly onto the base card, and two decorative papers, cut out and raised on foam. Thanks for asking and you're very welcome...

click images to enlarge,
Supplies: Kraft card: PTI; Core'dinations: whitewash; Patterned Paper: October Afternoon: Ducks in a Row; Stamps: Hero Arts: Be yourself; Ink: Archival: Black; versamark; Die's: Nestabilities: Labels 1; Cutb'g: Embossing folder; Other: Clear EP; Hero Arts vintage collage Flowers; adhesive bling: Prima; button: BG; string: natural; 3D foam; Corner rounder;
Thanks for stopping by and your lovely comments, don't forget there's still time to enter my blog candy! Wishing all the father's out there a very special father's day, my OH is working so we're off out for tea, have a fantastic weekend, HuGs Kim x

Friday, June 19

Stampin Chic - Colour challenge?!!!

It's the turn of the colour challenge this week on Stampin Chic and we are not going to set a couple of colours you have to use, but rather a colour you can't use!
This week we challenge you not to use any white on your creation... have fun!

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Products used: Papers: PM Textured Card, Jesse Edwards collection, Blueberry Hill papers, Stamps: CCSR - Sentiments, Stampin Chic Party, Ink: Vivid - Black, Other: PM - pearls, flowers, felt ribbon, button, Doodlebug - brad, 3d foam, corner rounder,
Thanks for stopping by and there's still plenty of time to have a go at my blog candy, good luck Y HuGs Kim :)

Tuesday, June 16

Wow!!! so much to Share and ICS #21

Where do I begin?...... Firstly I feel so honoured that Kazan and Laura at 2 Sketches 4 You picked my card for the card of the week I can't quite believe it, and am over the moon!!!

Now technology is out to get me this month... first my telephone line down, which meant two weeks without Internet access and now I am having some trouble with my hotmail account and I am appealing to you all here to say I'm very sorry if you've received some unusual emails from me, it appears that my contacts list has been violated and Hotmail abuse team have currently ceased my account until the problem is solved. I hope this hasn't effected anyone and I can only hope they will sort it soon. Seems nothings really very safe but you're all very welcome to contact me at kimpaperbabe@yahoo.com and if anyone has sent me an email to my hotmail address since last week I'm afraid I am unable to read or reply to you, very sorry.

So onto my DT card this week for Inspirational Card Sketches....

Another fantastic sketch by the talented Dawn to challenge the mojo, well I was very inspired by Leandra's feature in this months Craft Stamper and just had to give it a go.

The sheet metal I have is self adhesive and so the embossing isn't as detailed as I would have liked. I had to de-tack the adhesive side with my stamp buddy. I'm pleased with the result and really enjoyed it. I have embellished mine with a vintage RubOn, how adorable are these two little ones? So thought the message went well LOL! Used October afternoon's fabulous papers again as wanted it quite fun and bright.

click images to enlarge,
Supplies: Patterned Paper: October Afternoon: Ducks in a Row; Stamps: Squiggly Ink: crowns and Castles; Ink: Archival: Black; colourbox; Tim Holtz: acrylic dabbers; Die's: Nestabilities: Ovals; Fiskars: Apron Lace; Cutb'g: Embossing folder; Other: Vintage RubOns; adhesive sheet metal; Prima Flowers; adhesive bling; BG: button; 3D foam;

Thanks as always for taking the time to visit my blog and my blog candy is still open so all are welcome to have a go, Good luck! Happy HuGs Kim x

Friday, June 12

Stampin Chic's Sketch - Happy Day

This week over at Stampin Chics Blog we have a sketch challenge for you....

I have paper pieced the Girl holding a pressie and cut to fit onto the circle. The flowers have been punched and layered and embellished with a little bling and pearls. Hope you get the chance to have a go at this weeks sketch, click on thumbnails for a close up.

Products used: Papers: PM Textured Card, Blueberry Hill papers, Stamps: CCSR - Sentiments, Stampin Chic Party, Ink: Clearsnap - Queues Fluid ink, Vivid - Black, Whispers brush pens, Other: PM - Bling and pearls, quickutz flourish & alphabet, 3d foam, circle, daisy punches,

Thanks for stopping by, enjoy a wonderful weekend, HuGs Kim x

Thursday, June 11

2Sketches4You - Kazan Sketch #28

Well, I haven't had a go at one of Kazan or Laura's sketches for a while now and thought I would create a card this week using Kazan's sketch 28, they are offering some amazing blog candy in their ultimate card showdown competition, pop on over to 2 Sketches 4 You and check them out!

I couldn't resist these super cute October afternoon papers and stamps how adorable is that Duck and the butterfly too! I hope the little five year old will enjoy this card as much as I made it, LOL! A few details to share is how easy it was to colour the glitter paper to co-ordinate with the images using my copic marker. The images have been stamped, coloured and all hand cut. The girl's initial has been cut from fun foam, and embellished with a touch of bling.

click images to enlarge...

Supplies: Patterned Paper: October Afternoon: Ducks in a Row; Stamps: TGF: Sun Anya; October Afternoon: Ducks in a Row; Ink: Momento: Black; colourbox; markers: copic; inkssentials white; Die's: Nestabilties: Ovals; Alpha: Sizzix; Fiskars: Apron Lace; AC: Sheer ribbon; Doodlebug: brad; Other: Adhesive bling; stickles; fun foam; 3D foam;

Thanks for stopping by, HuGs
Y Kim
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