Sunday, December 23, 2012

A card for my postman

Well, I do believe this is my final Xmas card for the year and this one is for my mailman. He is a real champ trudging up to my porch on a regular basis to bring me all of my packages so I try to get him a little something every year to show my thanks.

This is Lulus ornaments from Stamping Bella and I apologize, I just got the stamp a few weeks ago but I don't see it in stock at the moment.

Papers are last years xmas ones by MME. I have stamped the image with Memento tuxedo black ink and colored them with copics then applied glossy accents to give them some shine. I have also added some small dots of glitter around the bows cause you know a card ain't a card without some glittah!  Unfortunately I am not thrilled with the brown ink around the edges but once it is there it's not coming off so we will just say it is "vintage inspired". Ok, I hope all of my blogging friends have a wonderful holiday and a  fabulous New Year! Big cyber hugs!

Friday, December 21, 2012

Blue fern chipboard giveaway

Hey guys, I just came across a new store getting ready to open and they make the most gorgeous chipboard.  Blue Fern Studios They are having a giveaway to celebrate their grand opening so check it out!

Thinking of You

Good morning everyone! Hard to believe this is the last weekend before Christmas isn't it? I hope you are all safe and sound and able to spend time with your friends/family this holiday season. I know I am thankful for my family as my dad has been thru a lot this year and my blogging friends have been there for me and my family every step of the way. I appreciate you guys immensely.

This weeks challenge for Stamping Bella is to make a card with a "Thinking of You" theme. Our fellow teammate Cathybella is a little under the weather so we are dedicating this challenge to her. You can interpret this challenge anyway you like, Thinking of You at Christmas, in the New Year, on your birthday etc etc.

I have used Prince Edward Island on my card.

I don't know the name of these papers, I cut up a bunch of 12x12 papers awhile ago and these were in the stack. She is colored with copics, Shinhan markers and prisma pencils. I have also used some chipboard from MIC, a xmas gift from my friend Alyce. Ok, make sure you comment and enter the challenge for your chance to win some bella bucks! There is still time to play along with our Bellarific Tuesday challenge over at Stamping Bella at Splitcoaststampers where the theme is white space. Just create something using Stamping Bella stamps, and upload to the SCS gallery using the keyword BELLADEC2012. The challenge will run from today until midnight EST on Monday 7th January 2013 - hope you get to join in for a chance to win $25 Bella Bucks!

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

New Bellarific challenge for Stamping Bella

Good Morning everyone! Todays starts a new challenge for the Stamping Bella SCS challenge and this time we want you to make a card with lots of white space. I thought this would be difficult but I am really pleased with this card. Of course I will be right back to pretty papers with my next card but nice to do something different occasionally.

I have used Fuschias for Lulu on PTI cardstock which gives it a matte finish. My fellow teamie Alice uses this on her cards so thought I would try it.

I have colored the image with a combo of copics and Shinhan markers then added some glitter around the stem and flowers with my quickie glue pen. The Sentiment is from the Uptown girl Pippa loves to plant image. Ok, check out our facebook page or Bloggabella for all the details on how to enter for your chance to win some bella bucks. And don't forget the sketch challenge going on right now, triple bella bucks are up for grabs!

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Die used in my Kraftin Kimmie card

Judy left me a comment asking about the die in my Kraftin Kimmie card featuring Madeline and I apologize Judy but I couldn't find a way to contact you so the die is by Joy Crafts and is called their square frame item # 60020147. It was a xmas gift to me so hope you can locate one near you!

Ramona and her tree

Hi everyone! I have another Stamping Bella card today, trying to get these few xmas ones posted before the holiday! This is Mr Penguin goes for a ride.

I am not sure about that big snowflake in the corner now but too late, it is in the mail and on its way. I have used a soft green lace (thanks Alyce!) under the image with some prima lace on top. The image is colored with copics and Shinhan markers and I have added lots of viva decor pearl pen under her feet and the sled for snow. Ok, be sure to play along with us for the SCS and the "Thinking of You" challenge to win some bella bucks!

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Warmth challenge at Kraftin Kimmies

Welcome back for another awesome challenge here at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!!! We are LOVING your submissions!!! It's awesome to see so many of you creating with KKS!!! Keep them coming!

This week our hostess is ELAINE!! And her challenge is called KEEP COZY!! So create a card, scrapbook page or altered item in the spirit of being cozy or using warm, cozy colour combinations! Get kreative!! Have some krafty fun and join us this week because we'd LOVE to see your KKS designs. We hope you can play along!!!

I have used one of our newer images by Annie Rodrigue, this is Madeline. Isn't she sweet? Not sure the cat is thrilled but hey. 

I have chosen to do this in the style of my friend Alyce. I have used a lovely die for the background and the pretty berries are also gifts from my friend Elaine. They are xmas gifts but she told me to open them early, she is nice like that. Ok, your turn to play along and please make sure to use a Kraftin Kimmie image to be eligible to win a free stamp.

Also our DECEMBER Gimme Kimmies Kits are now available, so grab the new stamps at a discount now!! You can buy them all individually as well! Don't forget our Twelve Krafty Days of Khristmas celebration that is going on now with posts every day leading up to Christmas! Be sure to leave comments on each post for a chance to WIN and every day has special stamps ON SALE 25-50% OFF for that day ONLY! Don't miss your favourites!

Friday, December 14, 2012

Sketch time at Stamping Bella

Woot woot! It's Friday and I am off to get my hair trimmed. I have more trouble with my hair, I can't style it worth a darn no matter how hard I try and it grows so slow I can't get it long enough to pull it up. I guess I should be thankful I have some and isn't gray (sorry Elaine!). Anyways, here is my card for the Stamping Bella challenge this week which was a sketch.

This is Lulu's snowman and I apologize, I don't see it in the store right now. I have torn some paper for the snow and added some stickles to give it some dimension, it actually stands up a bit irl as there are four layers there. She is colored with copics and I paper pieced her coat then added some Viva Decor hologram liner for the snowflakes. My felt bow is made with a MFT die. Ok, no challenge next week so we can all enjoy the holidays but I will be back Tuesday with another bellarific card!

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Krafty Days of Khristmas

You know how we like to have lots of fun at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps! And we certainly LOVE to give stamps away....especially at Christmas.....I mean, Khristmas!! Heehee!!

Soooooooo....we are starting something special today!! We are kickin' off our TWELVE KRAFTY DAYS OF KHRISTMAS CELEBRATION!!! Each day I will be posting a few of my favourite creations from our Krafty Girls and Guests from one of our releases!! AND everyone who comments on the post is eligible to WIN some rubber goodness from that release!!! 

 How does that sound??? Pretty good???! Leave comments every day for chances to win.....and I'll announce all the winners on December 26th!!

And as if that isn't enough krafty fun, I will also be putting some of that particular day's stamps ON SALE....but only for ONE DAY!!! So you'll have to be fast to scoop up that day's deals!!!

Make sure to check out the specials each day cause everyday will be something different!

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Mavis and her mistletoe

Hello everyone! Well, the final days til Christmas are here and I am finally getting a few cards made. This is one of my favorite Stamping Bella characters, Mavis. And this is Mavis wearing holly. Isn't she adorable? Of course I love most cat related images so she holds a special place for me.

I'm not wild about the half pearls, kinda big, but those are the ones I had so I went with them. Papers are an assortment from my xmas pad stash and the poinsettia is a spellbinders die. Ok, you still have time to play along with our sketch challenge for this Friday for your chance to win some bella bucks.

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:
Cupcake Crafts   Merry Xmas

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Kraftin Kimmie blog hop

Over the last few days in our Krafty Peeks, we have shared lots of AMAZING new stamps from all our artists! We’ve got something for everyone!! We've got a sweet new set with the kiddos and their pets from Cheryl's BEST FUR-IENDS! We also have an adorable set from Emilie Goulet called PARTY MONSTERS! And of course we have an amazing new set of SIX gorgeous CIRCUS GIRLS from Annie Rodrigue that are simply stunning! OH and don’t forget the exclusive line of sentiment stamps that will coordinate with lots of images but especially our new circus girls.... called CIRCUS TRINKETS by the lovely Nicole Aspi...

You will get to see most of the new images today as you sit back and enjoy our DECEMBER Krafty Hop! As you hop from blog to blog, be sure to leave a comment at each and every stop because some lucky stampers will win packages of these incredible stamps from the new release!! And when you’re done hoppin’, be sure to head over to the Kraftin’Kimmie shop, because ALL the new images are NOW available!

And of course, as always, we have our Gimme Kimmies Kits available for those of you who ‘need it all’!! The stamps are grouped together by artist and are available at a discount, but only for a limited time!!

I have used Lucas and his puppy today, I just love images with pets on them.  Again I have colored them with copics and prisma pencils and he is on an A4 sized card which is unusual for me. But then again so are boy cards!

***ONE LAST THING!!! Our HUGE RETIREMENT SALE is still going on right now at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps with so many stamps up to 75% OFF and some stamps as low as $1.50!! Say what?? Yep!! We need to make room for all the new stamps coming our way in 2013, so we're retiring a lot of stamps!! Keep in mind, once they're gone, they're gone and some have already sold out!!! So scoop up the ones you've had your eye on or pass your wishlist over to a loved one!! What a great way to fill your stocking!!!

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Beatrix and Bijou

So are you here for a new challenge or are you here to check out the brand new ANNIE stamps for DECEMBER???? Well, either way, we've got ya covered!! Not only do we have a new weekly challenge but we also have SIX new AWESOME stamps!!!

This month we have a unique twist on a common theme...... CIRCUS GIRLS!!! Prepare to be amazed by the greatest show on earth !!!! (Cue the big top music!)

Just wait 'til you see all the incredible creations by the Krafty Girls and Guests featuring Arielle, Beatrix with her dog Bijou, Clementine, Esmerelda, Godiva and Ruby the Ringmistress!!
It's another incredibly fun release!!

Check out all the amazing creations on today's hop in combination with this week's challenge!! The lovely ALICE is our hostess this week and her challenge features a fantastic SKETCH!! Use the sketch she has provided as inspiration for your card or scrapbook page! And the random winner of this week's challenge will receive the new ARIELLE, as featured on Alice's gorgeous creation!! We really hope you are inspired by this week's challenge and share your inky creations!!! We SO enjoy seeing your beautiful designs inspired by our challenges!

Below you will find all the Krafty Girls and Guests who have goodies to show you today and while you're visiting their blogs, be sure to leave some love at each stop because TWO lucky ladies are each going to WIN a package of today's stamps!! Woohoo!!!

ALL of our DECEMBER stamps will be available TOMORROW at the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Shop!!! So be sure to come on back to enjoy our Release Day Krafty HOP!!

Today I am showing you Beatrix and Bijou and are they ever cute! And I absolutely loved the sketch, will definitely be using it again. 

Papers are by Bazzill (love these, such nice weight and vivid colors) and they are colored with copics and prisma pencils. I added some felt flowers to follow the sketch and of course, some stickles around the edge of my nestie.  Ok, we can't wait to see what you make to join in the challenge this week, I will post the sketch below and please make sure you comment on everyones blog for your chance to win some images from the new release!

official sketch

Friday, December 7, 2012

Tag Time at Stamping Bellas

Happy Friday everyone! I am off work today (working the weekend though) and I have a bunch of errands to run and then hope to get some coloring done. Todays project is a tag I have made for this weeks Stamping Bella challenge and I have used Izzie has a Prezzie.

Well, it also has lace at the bottom but I couldn't find a way to prop it up so you could see it so just imagine, okay? She is stamped with Memento tuxedo black ink and colored with copics and some prisma pencils for the shading on her jacket. I even paper pieced her little skirt. The snowflake is a MS punch out of glitter paper with a rose attached and I have some little corner dies with stickles on them at the bottom. Ok, next weeks challenge is a sketch, oooh how I love having a sketch to work with! Make sure to play along for your chance to win some bella bucks!

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Welcome back to our DECEMBER Kraftin' Kimmie Peeks!!! Today we are excited to share the ADORABLE new set by artist Cheryl Alger!!! You'll recognize these characters from previous sets.....Lulu and little sister Libby, Lexi and Lucas! And they are having a fabulous time caring for their furry friends!!! It's BEST FUR-IENDS!!! All the Krafty Girls and Krafty Guests listed below have lots of super designs to show you, so be sure to hop over to each of them! And while you're there, be sure to leave a comment because we are giving away one of EACH of the new sets!!! You could WIN the new BEST FUR-IENDS stamp set!!!!! Then come on back tomorrow to check out MORE new stamps we have to show you , this time by artist Emilie Goulet!!! And ALL the new stamps will be available on Sunday at the KKStamps Shop!! Happy hoppin'!

Today I am featuring Lexi with her cat. I love Cheryls images but this is one of my all time fav's cause of the kitty cat of course!

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Let the Trinket Previews commence!

WOW! I can't believe it's the end of the year already!! Well, we've got lots of amazing new stuff at Kraftin Kimmie stamps for our final release of 2012!! Get ready for our DECEMBER 2012 RELEASE!!!!!

We are kicking off the *New* DECEMBER Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps previews today and first off, we’d like to introduce you to a beautiful new set of Trinkets!!! We are very excited to share with you our GORGEOUS….CIRCUS TRINKETS!!!

What a FUN set of awesome new stamps....and I don't suppose it's going to be too hard to figure out what theme one of the artists worked with this month, hunh??

These circular sentiment stamps have been created and designed by the totally talented Krafty Girl, Nicole Aspinall!! They are made especially to fit in your 1 3/8ths and 1 ¾ inch punches, for quick and easy cutting!!! This month we are releasing the CIRCUS Trinkets set which includes EIGHT trinkets in each set with four of each size and they come as both positive and negative images, so you can use your black or brown ink with the positive stamps and use your coloured inks with the negative ones!! You will get the set as a completely unmounted full sheet of deeply etched grey rubber.

A lot of the Krafty Girls are cardmakers and we have found these to be such a quick and easy way to add a sentiment to our creations or to use as the focal point on your cards! They are also perfect for your Smashbook pages and your scrapbook pages, not to mention your altered items and tags!! No stamper's stash is complete without them!

Today we have awesome samples that the Krafty Girls have put together for you....and be sure to comment on each and every stop because one lucky stamper is going to WIN the new CIRCUS TRINKETS set!!! {And just WAIT 'til you see how they combine with our other NEW December stamps!!!}

Happy kraftin'!

I have used the newly released Krafty Katastrophe and one of the new Circus Trinkets. This is so me and one of my cats Lucy! She is forever stealing things from my craft room but I wouldn't have it any other way, she is a lot of fun. She was carrying felt around the other day like it was an animal she had caught. Goofy. Ok, make sure you comment on everyones blog below for your chance to win a set of Trinkets!

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

My grandmothers birthday card

Hi everyone! Today I am showing you the birthday card I made for my grandmother, she turned 90 last week and we had a surprise birthday party for her on Saturday. She is a lot of fun and doing very well for her age, she still lives by herself (and her fat pomeranian Pritzi), walks all over the town and has a great sense of humor. Love ya Grandma Eisley! Oh, and Leslie, if you are reading this, you asked me on my last Bella post how I get the stickles around my image so neat. I apologize but I couldn't find anyway to email you back but all I do is follow the indention from my spellbinders die. And if the stickles is colored I do color the edge of the image with a matching copic as the stickles tends to shrink as it dries. Hope that helped!

I thought she might like this image by Stamping Bella called Lulu loves Poppies. She is colored with copics and prisma pencils, paper is MME and flowers are prima. I have added some stickles to the center of the flowers for a little bling and used a paper punch for the scalloped borders. Ok, make sure you check back Friday for my next Stamping Bella card!

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Santa Claus image by Sugan Nellie

Good Morning everyone! It is Sunday morning here and the weather outside is warm but gray and overcast. I have done all of the normal weekend chores so hope to sit down and color a bit today. Does it seem to anyone else when they have time to color they find other things that need done and when they have to do other things all they want to do is color? No wonder men don't understand us!

Anyways, I made this card a few weeks ago for a xmas card exchange on the Sugar Nellie facebook page and since Karen let me know she received it I am gonna go ahead and post it cause I was really pleased with it. Chuffed I guess if you are in the UK! Haha!

This is Old Saint Nick from Sugar Nellie and I just love his expression. Do you guys see that sparkly snowflake I added? It is a stickpin and my wonderful and generous friend Elaine sent it to me a year or so ago. I tell you it took everything I had to put it on a card and mail it away! It just glimmers and sparkles like you wouldn't believe. Oh, I also used some gray for my shading on the red, a tip I got from my friends Melanie and Elaine and it really does add a nice depth. Are cardmaking buddies not the best or what? Ok, that is it for me today. Hope everyone has a great week!

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Baby its cold outside!

Welcome back for another awesome challenge here at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!!! We are LOVING your submissions!!! It's awesome to see so many of you creating with KKS!!! Keep them coming!

Next up, I would like to introduce you to our three Krafty Guests for the month of December!! You may remember that back a couple of months ago, we had our Anniversary Party and had a few challenges! Well, these three talented ladies won!!! And they get to join us for the whole month!!! Say hello to Marilyn, Karen and Anita!!! Welcome, ladies!!

This week our hostess is Cheryl!! And her challenge is called BABY IT'S COLD OUTSIDE!! So create a card, scrapbook page or altered item in the spirit of WINTER or cold weather! Get kreative!! Have some krafty fun and join us this week because we'd LOVE to see your KKS designs. We hope you can play along!!!

Don't forget about our amazing RETIREMENT SALE going on NOW! There are over 200 of our stamps on SPECIAL 20-75% OFF and a good bunch of them are retiring, so scoop them up while you can! They are SELLING OUT!!

Also our November Gimme Kimmies Kits are only available until Sunday night, so grab the new stamps at a discount now!! ALSO we are releasing the December stamps a little early so that you can order them in time for the holidays!!! Krafty Peeks start on WEDNESDAY!!!

Check out the wonderful creations by our Krafty Girls and Guests featuring this week's challenge!! If you join us and play along, you could WIN the gorgeous stamp of EVA, as featured on Cheryl's beautiful card!

I have used one of Annie Rodrigue's newer xmas images, she is called Joy and I have done her in non-traditional colors this time. My sentiment is a Winter Trinket stamped with brilliance ink. Some glamour dust on her fur and ribbon across the corners for a little softness. Ok, now its your turn to show us your idea of "Baby its cold outside!"