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Saturday, September 7, 2019

Cute Chemist turns 18


I have another card made with the fabulous Cute Chemists set by MFT to share today.

I made this one for my daughter's 18th Birthday.
She is going to study Chemistry at Uni next year so I thought this little chemist would be perfect on her card.  She looks like her quite a bit too :)




I loved colouring this girl with copics and I personalised it by getting the hair colour right and using my daughter's favourite colour (purple) on the clipboard, shirt and beaker.

I created the background by stamping the beakers with versamark onto grey card and then colouring them lightly with pencils.  I also used a white gel pen on the bubbles to make them stand out a little more.

I decided to use MFT's Love You Die-namics but place the girl so that her face is the "O" in "YOU".
Then I added some little hearts from the MFT Tag Builder 5 die.  These are so cute and I originally had the idea to use 18 (for her 18th birthday) but I just thought it looked a bit much :(  
Looks won out over sentimentality and I just sprinkled on a few :)

My daughter loved her card. YAY!!! :)


I'd like to enter my card in the following challenges :

Love to scrap challenge : anything goes
Southern Girls challenge : anything goes
Simon Says Stamp : stamp it
TCP Challenge : layer up

Thanks for dropping by :)
Kathy



Monday, August 19, 2019

Cute Chemists Wedding

I have an unconventional Wedding card to share today.

My nephew, who is a science teacher, was getting married to another science teacher so I just had to make them a card using MFT's Cute Chemists :)





I really loved colouring these two to resemble the bride and groom.
I cut them out and placed them on top of an explosive background I made using alcohol inks.
I also used the Serious Chemistry sentiment from the set but I changed it up a little to suit.
The little hearts are from the MFT Tag Builder die.

Copics used :
W 00, 1, 3, 5, 7, 9
E 000, 00, 13, 21, 35, 39
Y 15
YR 14, 16, 18
BG 000, 02, 10, 11
B 00, 01, 02, 93, 95, 97
BV 00, 08
RV 00, 02, 21, 25
R 20, 22, 30

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges :

MFT - colour challenge 123
TCP challenge - clean and simple


Thanks for dropping by today :)
Kathy

Saturday, August 17, 2019

Friendship has no boundaries


I have a sweet card for Dreamerland Crafts to share today.

This stamp is called Friendship Has No Boundaries and is from their newest release.





These two are just so adorable aren't they?!

I decided that they would look beautiful on a Birthday Card and I created an outdoor scene for them to celebrate in.

I used distress inks for the grass and clouds and used MFT's Happy Birthday die and a balloon die from CC Designs.

I used a little Wink of Stella on the tutus too :)

Copics used :
E 000, 00, 13, 21, 41, 43, 43, 44
R 00, 20, 22, 30
W 00, 1

Thanks so much for dropping by today :)

Kathy





















Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Cute Chemists


I am a guest designer for Words 2 Craft By this month.
It is a wonderful challenge blog where each month they have a quote for inspiration.

This month's quote is The influence of a good teacher can never be erased
and it is so true.

I used a fabulous MFT set called Cute Chemists with a much-loved but retired CC Designs sentiment to make a card for my daughter's Chemistry teacher.




I coloured the teacher with copics and I love how she turned out!
Then I created a background using beaker stamps from the set.  I stamped them onto kraft card with versamark and then coloured some of them in with coloured pencils.  I've never tried a background like this before but I think it looks really effective.
I stamped the sentiment onto black card with versamark and embossed with white to create a blackboard. I added a few touches with white pencil and cut out a little piece of white card for the chalk too.
Then I cut a frame out of some pink wood paper from Doodlebug Designs.
The kraft square and blackboard frame were cut with dies from CC Designs.

Copics used ;

B 93, 95, 97
RV 00, 02, 17, 25, 55, 63
R 20, 22, 30
W 00, 1, 3, 5, 7
E 000, 00, 13, 21, 41, 42, 43, 44, 47, 53



I'd like to enter my card in the following challenges :

Simon Says Stamp - Stitches
Craft Stamper - anything goes

Thanks for dropping by today :)
Kathy





Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Bubble Fun


I have a card to share today using a gorgeous stamp from Dreamerland Crafts.
This one is called Bubble Fun and it does look fun and relaxing at the same time doesn't it?!
I must admit I still love blowing bubbles :)




I coloured the friends with Copics and then used these same colours as inspiration for a Bokeh background.

I used Tumbled Glass, Spun sugar, Peacock and Lilac Distress Inks to create a background.
Then I created my own stencil by punching different sized circles onto some scrap card and sponged through this with Dylusions white paint.

I created the Sentiment using the wonderful Happy die from Whimsy Stamps and the "birthday" is from the Dreamerland Crafts Birthday 05 Sentiment set.

Copics used :

B 0000, 02
BG 01, 10, 11, 15
YG 0000, 01, 06, 93
V 01, 04, 06
BV 0000, 00
RV 0000, 00, 02
R 20, 22, 30
Y 000, 11
E 000, 00, 13, 21, 31, 33, 35,37,41,42,43,47
W 00, 1


I'd like to enter my card in the following challenges :

Mod Squad - Use a stencil (Handmade stencil to create Bokeh background)
Word Art Wednesday - Sentiment
The Cat's Pajamas - Spring (colours and activity)
Simon Says Monday Challenge - Going round in circles

Thanks for dropping by today :)

Kathy






Sunday, March 17, 2019

Fawn'd Of You Deer Friend


There is a blog hop at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps today to celebrate all the new goodies from the March Release.

I loved the Fawn'd of You stamp so much I couldn't wait to play with it again :)
This time I went for more of an Autumny vibe and used the deer from the set as well.
The sentiment is actually in a straight line on the stamp, which is what I usually want, but I thought it would work better to cut it up into words for this card.  I just did this by hand and then stuck it on to black card and trimmed around it again.  I then glued it on to the oval in a way that filled the empty space.

This stamp set is so beautiful and there are just so many ways to use it :)




So let's have a fun hop around the Krafty Team and Krafty Guests' blogs and check everything out in action! Grab a nice hot (or cold) beverage, sit back and relax while you enjoy this kreative tour!
First up is the incredible new set from artist,
Melissa Baker-Nguyen called....
LLAMA DRAMA!
Next up is the lovely new stamp set from artist,
Cheryl Grant called.....
FAWN'D OF YOU!
And the last clear stamp set for March is from our newest artist, Neda Sadreddin called.....
YOU GIVE ME WINGS!
We also have a brand new Hybrid Ink in the large ink pad, mini cube and ink refill and it's called....
SPARKLING SAPPHIRE!
We have two new stencils that you will love called....
LEAVES & VINES and STARBURST!
Lastly is our BRAND NEW product in the Kraftin' Kimmie line and that's our new KIMMIE DOTS!!
This month we're adding...
SPRINGY DOTS!
Everything is available now at the krafty shop individually but if you HAVE to have it ALL this month, you can pick up our
GIMME KIMMIES KIT which contains one of EVERYTHING we released this month and at a discount but for a limited time!
Now head out on the blog hop to check out these lovely goodies in action and then head on over to the krafty shop to scoop them up!
Happy hoppin' and happy shoppin'!

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!
Click here to enter

Saturday, March 16, 2019

You Give Me Wings


Welcome back to our third and FINAL day
of March Krafty Peeks!
Today we have a FAIRY sweet stamp set from our
newest artist, Neda Sadreddin!
It's called YOU GIVE ME WINGS!
This adorable set features three lovely fairy images plus a few accessory stamps, a fairy DOOR and several coordinating sentiments! I mean, so FAIRY cute!

I decided to use this fairy from the set and coloured her in very bright fairy colours.  I also used the birds and sentiment from the set.
For the background I sponged on some distress inks and then used the new Kraftin Kimmie Starburst      stencil with some texture paste.


Of course, today is also Challenge Day and as always, during release week the theme is Anything Goes! So create a card, scrapbook page, altered item...with a Kraftin' Kimmie Stamp! Use any sketch, design, colour scheme you want! We can't wait to see your creations and you have all week to play along (until March 22nd) and we'll announce the winner at the end of the month! Feel free to link up your submission at the bottom of this post by clicking on the little blue button and/or by uploading your pic to the folder in our Krafty Friends facebook group! You could WIN a $40 gift voucher to the krafty shop!
We've also got a sketch for you! If you're needing a little inspiration feel free to use this sketch anytime this month!
You'll get to see all sorts of sweet creations as you hop around the Krafty Team blogs today! PLUS you'll see some of the other goodies in action....like our new stencils, new ink and new Krafty Dots!
Be sure to join us at our LIVE Facebook Release Party this afternoon (Saturday, March 16th) at 1pm EST where we'll be celebrating ALL the new goodies and they will be released at the online shop!
Happy hoppin'!

Kathy :)

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Friday, March 15, 2019

Fawn'd Of You


Welcome back to Day TWO of our
March Krafty Peeks at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!
Today we are sharing a wonderful spring stamp set
from artist Cheryl Grant!
It's called FAWN'D OF YOU!
This sweet set features a lovely lady who's getting ready for the nice weather to begin and the flowers to start growing!
She has two furry friends...a bunny and a fawn....plus four coordinating sentiments!

I love this girl!  Isn't she so sweet :)
I decided to colour her in bright colours to co-ordinate with this cute Doodlebug Design paper that I've been hoarding.
The Thanks sentiment is from the same paper range.
I also used some of the new Kraftin Kimmie Springy Dots.

I really like to have Thank You cards at the ready to show my appreciation and make someones day happier.  I think this Fawn'd Of You set is just perfect for that :)



Don't forget about the MARCH Ink of the Month!
The colour this month is LOVELY LAGOON and you can scoop up the large ink pad, the mini cube and the ink refill
for 15% OFF until March 31st!
You'll get to see ALL the new goodies....stamps, stencils, ink and dots over the next couple of days! Then everything will be released at our LIVE Facebook Release Party on Saturday afternoon at 1pm EST in the Krafty Friends group!
For now, hop around and check out some amazing designs featuring FAWN'D OF YOU from our Krafty Team!
See you back here tomorrow for our final peek day!
Happy kraftin'!

Kathy

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Thursday, March 14, 2019

Llama Drama

I am very excited to be Guest Designing for Kraftin Kimmie Stamps this month :)

All the Krafty FUN is about to begin
as we kick off the
March 2019 release for
Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!


This is Day ONE of our Krafty Peeks and we are over the moon excited to share everything with you!
We've got new stamps, stencils, INK and enamel dots!
Hang on to your inkpads people....here we GO!
The first stamp set we are previewing for you is
called LLAMA DRAMA and is by our fabulous
artist, Melissa Baker-Nguyen!
This hilarious stamp set is just too fun for words!!
It features several main images (heads can be interchanged too), plus accessory stamps and awesome sentiments!


I used Copics to colour this gorgeous Llama and I took inspiration for the colours from the new Kraftin Kimmie Springy Dots.

I also used Copics to colour the background and added some charcoal pencil around the llama for a dark shadow effect.





I decided to use the 'spit happens' sentiment from the set to create a background on kraft card.
And I also added a few doodles and some washi tape.



As you hop around the Krafty Team's blogs today you will see the Llama Drama stamp set in action in combination with our awesome new March Kraftin' Kimmie products!
You will spot our newest addition to the Krafty Kolours Hybrid Ink line! It's a stunning new dark royal blue called
SPARKLY SAPPHIRE!
As always it will be available in full sized ink pads, mini cubes and ink refills!
We've got TWO brand new Krafty Stencils for this month's release to coordinate with our stamp sets!
They are called LEAVES & VINES and STARBURST!
And of course, we are adding some lovely new Krafty Dots!
These ones are called SPRINGY DOTS!
You'll get to see all of our brand new goodies in action over the next few days of March Krafty Peeks and everything will be released at our LIVE Online Release Party in the Krafty Friends facebook group on Saturday, March 16th at 1pm EST!
For now, hop around and check out some incredible designs from our Krafty Team!!
Llamaste!


Thanks for dropping by today :)

Kathy
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Sunday, March 3, 2019

Love My Puppy

I have a card to share today using one of the fabulous new releases from Dreamerland Crafts.

I simply couldn't resist this one called Love My Puppy!
I don't even own a dog but I had to have it :)





I coloured them with copics and I decided to decorate her dress a little by drawing on some flowers and dots with a white gel pen.  It's the first time I've tried this and I was actually happily surprised with how it turned out :)

I used Tim Holtz Distress Inks to create the background.  I used a sun rays stencil with scattered straw, spun sugar and lilac for the sky and then used mowed lawn and evergreen bough            Distress Inks for the grass.
I then sponged some tumbled glass and broken china Distress Ink around the edges and flicked some water on as well.

The sentiment is from a Dreamerland Crafts set called Birthday 06
I used a stitched oval die to cut it out and added a little diecut heart which I sponged Spun Sugar Distress Ink onto.

My youngest daughter loved that this girl had short hair (for a change) like hers.
And she loved the card so much that she has claimed it in advance for her birthday card :)

Copics Used :

B00
BG 000, 11, 13, 15, 72
R 20, 22, 30
W 1, 3, 5
E 000, 00, 13, 21, 41, 42, 43, 44, 47, 50, 53, 55


I'd like to enter my card in the following challenges :

SimonSaysStamp : Anything Goes
Papercraft Challenges : All the critters
Love to scrap challenge : Anything Goes
Words to Craft By : Best Friends


Thanks for dropping by today :)

Kathy


Friday, January 25, 2019

Dolly

Hi :)  It's Kathy here.  I have a card to share with you today using a gorgeous stamp by Sylvia Zet called Dolly.

I had to choose her to use because I think she is so incredibly sweet, beautiful and cute all rolled into one!

I coloured Dolly with a bright bunch of flowers and clothes to match because I wanted to make a very happy and fun birthday card.

But you can create a totally different vibe just by making different colour choices.  
So she could be used to make fabulous thank you, thinking of you and get well cards too.






I coloured her with Copics and then cut out that panel with the Envelope Edger Die Set.
This gives such a lovely border on cards. I'm a bit addicted to using it I must admit :)

I also used the Happy Large Word Die again because I LOVE this die too!!!
I cut it twice using black card and glued them together for a little more height.

I stamped the little "birthday" from Everyday Scripted Sentiments and cut around it by hand.


Copics used :

E 000, 00, 04, 11, 13, 21, 39, 41, 42, 43, 44, 47
R 00, 20, 22, 24, 30, 56
RV 0000, 00, 02
BG 11, 13, 15, 72
G 24, 82
YG 11, 13
Y 13, 15
W 1





I kept this card clean and simple so that Dolly was the main focus.  
She definitely deserves to be the star of the show :)

I'd like to enter my card in the following challenges :

Stamping Sensations - fabulously feminine
Fashionable Stamping Challenges - anything goes
Word Art Wednesday - anything goes with a sentiment


Thanks for dropping by today :)

Kathy






Sunday, January 13, 2019

Bunny Balloons

I am very happy to be a Guest Designer for Whimsy Stamps again this month :)

There are so many adorable designs in their store that it's truly hard to decide which one to choose!
The little bunnies in this set called Bunny Balloons were just too sweet to leave in the shop though and I just had to have them :)




I decided to use this bunny but there are 3 different ones in the set.
I coloured him with copics and cut him out.
I then stamped the balloons again onto some patterned paper and cut them out.
I used black soot distress ink around the left side and glued them to the first balloon outline that I stamped.

The sentiment is also from the Bunny Balloons set.
I simply stamped it in black, cut around them by hand and added some black soot distress ink to them too.

To create the background I applied Tumbled Glass, Shaded Lilac and Faded Jeans Distress Inks to white card.
Then I used the Sun Rays Stencil and white craft ink with a touch of purple paint added to it.
Once it dried I added some water drops.

I backed this piece onto some black card and adhered it to a kraft card base.
I did a little doodling with a fine black marker along the edges and attached bunny and balloons with foam adhesive to give him some added dimension.
I glued the sentiment on and drew around bottom edges with a charcoal pencil and blended it a little with my finger.






I like the way the bunny looks like he's getting carried away and off the top of the card :)

What a wonderful set of stamps this is!
I actually chose it because I thought I would make a nice baby card with it but then ended up with something entirely different.
There are just so many possibilities that my imagination is racing :)

Copics used :

W 00, 1, 3, 5, 7
R 30

I'd like to enter my card in the following challenges :

Word art Wednesday - sentiment
Simon Says Monday - something new
Southern Girls Challenge - anything goes

Thanks for dropping by today :)

Kathy