18 May 2018

Sunshine - die cuts, stamping, vintage buttons


A card to evoke a rustic summery day at the cabin, my card today features Impression Obsession dies and stamps with an accent of vintage buttons and embossing with Baked Texture. Relax and enjoy.


15 May 2018

Steampunk Birthday - stenciling, embossing, die cutting


"Just put some gears on it..." This dapper fellow is wishing a happy Steampunk birthday on a hexagon card festooned with gears in stencilling, die cuts, Distress Oxides, Distress ink, Perfect Pearls, and embossing.

13 May 2018

10 May 2018

Bookmark Card - Distress Oxides on glossy photo paper


A little kitty to welcome you to read is on a lovely bookmark made with a Newton's Nook stamp set and Distress Oxides on glossy photo paper. But wait, there's more!


The bookmark is a card! Slip the ribbon and open it up to reveal another kitty and sentiment with lots of space for a personal message.

09 May 2018

07 May 2018

Book Fairy - Through the Craftroom Door, Distress Oxides and Glossy Photo Paper


This week's sponsor for the Through the Craftroom Door blog challenge is Oddball Art!


Artist, Poet, Fruitarian............. Lizzy Love is a perfect combination of sweet and sour that glitters up the grunge! Easily lose yourself in her artistic realm of sometimes spooky but always delightfully cute, big eyed waifs and their animal friends. Lizzy’s whimsical, one of a kind dream world is easily recognizable by her signature style of creepy yet cute, all the way from the haunting darkness to the rainbowtastic, her original creations are lovingly sprinkled with a heartbreaking sweetness. Though she is completely enthralled by her Twinkling watercolors right now, Lizzy employs many different mediums when she creates, from drawing to painting, sewing and cutting, the end result always being the same; A gothic fantasy land painted in soft pastels and neon colors; filled with big eyed beauties, creepy little cuties and quirky monsters of all shapes and sizes. Lizzy Love’s artwork includes original paintings both acrylic and watercolor, giclee fine art prints, art dolls, digital and rubber stamps of her characters , hand painted merchandise such as bags, tshirts and more..... limited only by her imagination the possibilities are endless. http://www.oddballartco.com/


My project features Astrid the Fairy, a bookworm fairy perched on her stack of books. I used glossy photo paper with Distress Oxides for the main image and chipboard decorated with Nuvo Mouse and Art Alchemy wax to make it into a wall hanging.


06 May 2018

Adulting - chalkboard, Prismacolor pencils, die cuts


My creation is a chalkboard for your To Do list, the list you need for your "adulting" decorated with a Kraftin' Kimmie stamp showing an obstacle to getting laundry done, a so helpful kitty. The letters feature a Spellbinders die and Lawn Fawn paper on recycled card.


Critter - die cuts, distressing


Spring in the forest makes a lovely study for a needlework project even if that needlework is really all paper. My card features a Kraftin' Kimmie stamps set, Lawn Fawn paper and ink, a Sizzix die by Eileen Hull, and a vintage button with a Memory Box needle.

03 May 2018

Keep Calm - stamped background, embossing


Today I bring you a fun card in support of crafting and crafty friends featuring a stamp set by Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps and the new Krafty Kolours.

02 May 2018

Arrows - embossing


It's always nice to have an affirmation card or two on hand for someone struggling with a major life event or decision. Life can be tough, but so are you. You've got this!

My card features Kraftin' Kimmie stamps and ink, embossing, and My Mind's Eye patterned paper with pops of pink.

01 May 2018

Flamenco - Sheepski Designs, mixed media, Prismacolor pencil


I recently went to see a performance of Riverdance for a friend's birthday and the first appearance of the Flamenco dancer inspired me to create a piece using the lovely Flamenco from Sheepski Designs as my inspiration piece for the May blog challenge with the theme "Favourite Colour". Red is one of my favourite colours, so the dancer in red under the sun sang to my soul.

My mixed media piece features Prismacolour pencils on canvas board with Distress paint and foiled die cut sun. The frame has been embellished with die cutting and colours to heighten the red.

Come join us in the Sheepski Designs blog May challenge. Show us your favourite colours! https://sheepski-designs-challenges.blogspot.co.uk/

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28 April 2018

Hello Spring - mixed media with Krafty Kolours from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps


Today's flowerful greeting is made with a brand new product from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps. Not just the gorgeous flower stamps but the inks, too! Krafty Kolours Inks by Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps! These are hybrid inks in gorgeous colours that are fun to work with.

I combined Krafty Kolours Inks with a new stamp set from the May release, that will also be available now in inky kits, and a wood door hanger laser cut with the greeting.


25 April 2018

Flowers - colouring 3D embossing


I went to the stampin' gather hosted by my Stampin' Up demonstrator, and she showed us the pre-order Gotta Have It All bundle for the upcoming release and colour revamp. We got to play with the new pretties (and some of the current ones, too). She didn't have a planned make and take but let us create with our own inspiration.

23 April 2018

Strong Woman - Through the Craftroom Door, wall plaque


This week's sponsor for Through the Craftroom Door is Erica Falk-Huzar- Fun Stampers Journey.


I am a Journey Coach for Fun Stampers Journey where, although rubber stamps are the foundation, we offer a complete collection of everything you need for papercrafting including inks, cardstock, dies, and accessories. We also offer machines, dies, embossing folders, punches, art media, storage, tools and so much more! Visit my site at www.papercraftinwitherica.com for inspiration!
Consider joining our monthly Bloom Box subscription (formerly the Kit of the Month). Members receive enough materials to complete four pre-designed cards including an exclusive stamp set. You may visit my website at www.funstampersjourney.com/erica for more information or to being your "Journey."


My project is a wall plaque featuring stamps by Unity Stamp Co and a die cut from Spellbinders. The stamping is embossed with Simon Says Stamp - Antique Gold and Emerald Creek - Black. The flowers were in my stash, left overs from a kit.

Come join us at the Through the Craftroom Door challenge. The theme each week is Anything Goes! This week's prize is a gift certificate and goodie bag from Erica Falk-Huzar- Fun Stampers Journey.

20 April 2018

Brew-tiful Day! - Perfect Pearls embossing


It's a Brew-tiful day when it starts with a nice hot cup of coffee. My card features the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps set, Brew-tiful Day!, and Just For Fun Rubber Stamps, Coffee Background, stamped with Versamark and then brushed with Cappuccino Perfect Pearls.

19 April 2018

Golden Journal - die cutting with plastic, embossing XL, gold leaf



Making a journal incorporating recycled materials can yield a lovely result. This die cut journal uses recycled plastic packaging and framing mat board scraps as well as a vintage button that once adorned a garment. The journal cover has been embossed and gilded for an elegant distressed look.

12 April 2018

Cake? - die as stencil, embossing on foil


Happy Birthday with Newton presenting a multi-layer cake and oh so many candles. The background is stencilled from die cutting. Newton and the cake are embossed on foiled cardstock. Did someone say Cake?

11 April 2018

Garden Gate - gatefold, die cuts


A gilded garden gate with climbing flowers is the focus of this gatefold card. The card features dies from Simply Defined, Stampin' Up, and Spellbinders as well as stamps from Impression Obsession. All Gardeners live in beautiful places because they make them so.



09 April 2018

Rainy Days - Through the Craftroom Door, digital paper, paper piecing


This card is my inspiration project for this week's Through the Craftroom Door challenge. Our sponsor this week is Décosse's Dynamite Doodles.


Are you interested in digital sentiments, papers and other embellishments? How about a badge made especially for your blog? If these are items you are interested in, you are going to want to check out Décosse's Dynamite Doodles. My name is Lisa and with over 150+ posts of freebies to choose from, and new ones added often, I just might have what you are looking for. Along with the freebies I offer, I also create blog badges, digital paper packs and scrapbooking kits. Additionally, I'm so excited to now be sponsoring giveaways and challenges at other blogs. It is my honour to be able to sponsor this challenge for Through the Craftroom Door!
So, if you have the time, come and take a look. There is always inspiration to be found among my many different features. I'd love for you to pop by and visit me. I hope you have a blast!
http://decossesdynamitedoodles.blogspot.ca/

The challenge this week is Anything Goes. The winner, by random draw, will have a choice of specific kits and papers specially chosen by Lisa: Flower Power kit, Mommy Dearest kit, Chasing Rainbows and Colours of the Rainbows (36 papers total), or the Colours of the Rainbows and Rainy Days (also 36 papers total). Come join the challenge at Through the Craftroom Door.

Spring Birthday - masked sentiment, die cuts


A soft Spring card for an awesome person celebrating a birthday. This card features Impression Obsession stamps and die.

05 April 2018

Rainbow Day - Multi-stamping, masking, stenciling, die cuts


Walkin' with a rainbow when the sun shines through when it's been rainy brings a bit of a bounce to the step, that optimism bounce. My card featured a House Mouse image triple stamped with a Kaleidacolor rainbow ink pad and framed with a holographic die cut.

03 April 2018

Sassy - glitter die cut and stencilling


Like a sassy butterfly rising into the sky, classy and totally kick-assy! My card features a sentiment from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps, a die cut from Spellbinders glittered with Silk Microfine glitter, and a stencil from My Favourite things coloured with Distress ink and Clarity brush.

01 April 2018

Cat Nap - Sheepski Designs, window card with stencilling


How fast and April is here! The Sheepski Design blog challenge for this month is Animal Magic. What's more magical than a kitty sleeping in a sunbeam.

For my card, I used the Sheepski Design Cat Nap on a window card with stencilling which is visible on the inside as well.


31 March 2018

Dragonfly - embossing on vellum


To everything there is a season... and the season to create is every day. This card features Stampin' Up products and embossing on vellum.

30 March 2018

Bunny - watercolour Distress ink, embossing resist


Pastels and bunnies are commonly seen on Easter or Spring treats. This fluffy Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps pastel bunny was watercoloured with Distress ink after being embossed with Hero Arts pink halo.

27 March 2018

Dino Box - Plus Die cut and embossing


Dino party on a box perfect for a child's small gift! My gift box features a Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps set and embossing with a Thinlit Plus die for the box and dies from My Favorite Things and Elizabeth Craft Designs.

26 March 2018

Daisy Love box - Through the Craftroom Door with Prismacolor pencil, mixed media


This week's sponsor for the Through the Craftroom Door blog challenge is Lucy Sunshine.


Heather valentin is a lady who breathed art her entire life. She was drawing as soon as she could hold a crayons . Guided by her farther. She found her truest joy in drawing and painting, in a BA in arts. Heather made her way in th world by creating original drawings and installations for various global companies / corporations for advertisement and display purposes .
Heather true love has always been creating her original copyrighted characters and sharing them with her appreciative public. Her beloved characters are recognizable worldwide her signature eyes, and drawing style mostly featuring mismatched clothing and characters from days gone by. Making people smile with her art is heather's greatest joy.


For my project, I used Daisy Love Buggmee to create a whimsical box using Prismacolor pencils, Distress paint, stain, and ink, Perfect Pearls, and dies from Spellbinders, Stampin' Up, and We R Memory Keepers.

The Through the Craftroom Door challenge is always Anything Goes. The prize this week is three images from Lucy Sunshine. Come play with us and show us your own projects.


23 March 2018

Hello Spring - stenciled 1-layer card


Spring with its glorious colours is coming. Easter with its fun eggs is soon to be upon us, too. I created a stencilled single layer card with Nuvo embellishment mousse on black cardstock to heighten the vibrancy of the colours. Hello Spring!

22 March 2018

Dude! - Prismacolor pencil


Dude! It's your birthday, wish big and ROCK ON! 

This birthday card features a musical teen from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps coloured with Prismacolor pencil and a foiled die cut from Tutti Designs along with sentiments from two more Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps sets.

Egg Thief - watercolour


The best part of Easter is the chocolate eggs and the Whoppers eggs. I want to steal them all away. Muhahahaha. This sneakily fun Easter card features a Bloobel digital stamp watercoloured with Daniel Smith watercolours.

20 March 2018

Easter Chick - Prismacolor pencil


Doing the Chicken Dance to celebrate Easter and Spring. Such a cute image from Bloobel Digital Stamps. I coloured her with Prismacolor pencils.

18 March 2018

Flower Box - Big Shot Plus, embossing, mixed media, recycled packaging


A wonderful harbinger of Spring is a pot full of flowers even if the pot is made of packaging plastic with a Spellbinders Contour die decorated with an embossing folder and Nuvo Mousse and the flowers are paper.

16 March 2018

Celebrate - watercolour pencil, shaker


Today I bring you a shaker with a celebratory couple, Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps set Let's Celebrate! The image was coloured with Stampin' Up watercolour pencil and Nuvo Glitter Accents.

12 March 2018

Balloon Birthday - Through the Craftroom Door, gel pen


Today I am bringing you an inspiration card for the Through the Craft Room Door blog challenge. Our sponsor this week is Twinkle Lane.
Twinkle Lane Designs was started in 2015 - created by Suzanne Porter BA (Hons) Graduate in Fashion Enterprise. I have always been creative, I love all types of crafts, sewing, papercraft, drawing. As an avid cardmaker I created Twinkle Lane so I could make unique characters and papers to make wonderful cards.

My card uses the Hot Air Balloon which includes several images and digital papers. I used Gelly Roll pens, Liquid Applique, Glamour Dust, and Distress ink to colour the image and Nuvo embellishment Mousse with die cuts on the background.

11 March 2018

Chick Card - Prismacolour pencil


Buh-Cah! Rise and Shine little chickie.

I used Prismacolour pencils to colour a Bloobel digital stamp to create a quirky fun card.


KAB2 Cake - Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps, ombre, embossing


Woohoo! It's here! It's here!!

Today we are celebrating the 

amazing release of ALL of our 

NEW March Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!!!

ALL THREE new sets are NOW AVAILABLE 
in the Krafty Shop!

So let's have a big happy hop around the design team blogs and check them all out in action! Grab a nice hot beverage, sit back and relax while you hop around and enjoy all the amazing creations!!
First up is


....then BIRTHDAY BIANCA....

and lastly....DINO-MITE PALS!

ALL the new sets are NOW available individually BUT if you HAVE to have it ALL, we also have our March Gimme Kimmies Kit which includes all THREE of the new sets together and at a discount! But only for a limited time and while supplies last!


For my card, I used the Kick Assy Birthday set which was part of the Surprise Birthday Kit. The kit also included several other wonderful goodies, some of which I used on my card.

So happy hoppin' and happy shoppin'! Kimmie also as other sets on sale, too, so don't forget to check the Specials section!

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps