Saturday, 30 June 2012

Waltzingmouse Stamps July Release Previews Days Three

Howdy Bloggers!! If you're just joining in on the Waltzingmouse Stamps July Release previews and haven't seen what Day One and Day Two brought you then your first port of call is to check.them.out!! We don't want you to miss a single thing!! Today we showcase our third set - MY ISLAND! An amazing set filled with exotic summer images and sentiments. 

I started out with a very clean and simple card (yes, me.. clean and simple??! pick up your jaw!! lol)


I chose to use a kraft card base and onto some white card I stamped the palm trees using distress inks, and the sentiment using Memento ink. I rounded opposite corners of the white card and distressed a little along the top and bottom. The white card is adhered with 3D foam for dimension. 


I was then totally inspired to make another clean and simple card, lol. Only this time I added one layer of patterned paper which is adhered with 3D foam;) 


I used 5 stamps to create my little ALOHA scene, and each were stamped with distress ink - Scattered Straw, Spiced Marmalade, Aged Mahogany & Black Soot. 


 I also made a tag which started out clean and simple but ended up no such thing!!! Pics later as we had some medical stuff going on today and I didn't get to take a photo of it.

Check out the rest of the fabulous DT ladies' makes... 

Friday, 29 June 2012

Waltzingmouse Stamps July Release Previews - Day Two

Good morning!! It's Day Two of  Waltzingmouse Stamps July Release Previews!!! I hope you all enjoyed yesterday's showcasing of the fabulous add on to Half Pint Heroines -  Fairy Princess

Today we have another mini set for your - NORTH SHORE

The possibilities for this set are endless. It would be perfect for layouts and mini book covers along with cards and tags. There is an extra 'date' stamp for 2013 to replace the 2012. 


My paper are a mix of Making Memories and My Mind's Eye. I used Mustard Seed distress ink for my stamping, cut it out with Labels 22 Nestabilities Dies and sponged the background with Tumbled Glass leaving the die in place until after I'd sponged it so that I ended up with a white border all around. Then I matted it onto kraft card. 

The wave border is a new die from La-La Land Crafts. I cut it out twice and layered them one over the other. To embellish I added some yellow bakers twine and clock charm. 


Now check out what the rest of the DT have created... you won't be disappointed ;)

Sandie Dunne (you are here!)

Thanks for stopping by,
Have a great day
Sandie
xx

Thursday, 28 June 2012

Waltzingmouse Stamps July Release Previews - Day One

Good morning!! It's Waltzingmouse Stamps release preview time!! woohooo!!! I am so excited to share the SUPER CUTE set which the whole design team are showcasing today. This amazing set can be mixed and matched with Half Pint Heroines, and even Half Pint Heroes if you're brave enough, lol. 

Introducing Fairy Princess!!! 


I paper pieced the dress on my Princess and coloured the skin, hair and flowers using copic markers. 
The papers have been in my stash for so long. I can't remember what brand they are right now but will edit when I do remember. :)


I did loads of layering with die cut swirls, some vintage images, tickets, flowers and pearls. For extra bling I applied loads of Star Dust Stickles. Notice the frog... ADORABLE!!! You get two different frogs in the set, how fun!! 


For this fairy cutie, I used the body from Fairy Princess and the head from Half Pint Heroines. I trimmed her out and adhered her to an acetate strip. the acetate strip was then adhered to the inside back of the card before adding the patterened paper insert so that she gives the appearance of 'flying' in front of the card. 


Here you can see the how the acetate strip works, and also the shape of the card which Claire herself designed. Oh, she does spoil us.. but we love it ;)  And just in case you're wondering - yes! I did cut it out with  my scissors!! lol. I need to get me a cutting machine :D 



Go check out what the rest of the DT have created.!!! Here's the full list so you don't miss a thing :)

Saturday, 23 June 2012

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Challenge - Summer Fun!!

Hi everyone! We have a new challenge starting on Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Challenges today.. and I am your hostess for this one.. SOOOOO the prize for this challenge will be one of the images I used on my cards - JACK!

I paired him up with Florence for a summery, beachy scene.  


My papers are from my scraps box but I think they are Authentique. The sun is a die from La-la Land Crafts. To embellish I added just a few flowers, some ribbon, pearls and a die cut ticket. 




Just a quick reminder that this week's Frugal Friday Specials are up! Several of the most popular stamps on at 30-50% OFF, but only for the weekend!! And our newest JUNE release stamps are NOW available along with our*exclusive* Krafty Klubhouse Kit, SEA JEWELS!!

And don't forget to check out what the other Krafty girls and guests have created over on the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Challenge blog

Challenges - 
Phindy’s Place - Gingham or Plaid
Stampin' For The Weekend - Show us Your Style
4 Crafty Chicks - By the sea 
Charisma Cardz - Summer 
Hanna & Friends - 2 patterned papers, ribbon, 3 flowers

Sandie
xx

Colour Me Creative and Basic Grey Challenges

Good morning! I have a card for 2 challenges today.... 

Over Basic Grey Challenges is Favourite Colour Combo - and mine ( or at least one of my favourites!!) is PINK & GREEN . As always we are sponsored by Simon Says Stamp with a fantastic $25 store voucher.

and our challenge on the Color Me Ceative Classroom is BIG HAIR!! We are sponsored by Crafts and Me and each of the DT are showcasing some wonderful Crafts & Me images with VERY big hair!! 

I really enjoyed colouring this one up. I used copic markers and for the hair I used the E20's (23, 25, 27, 29)


Products used: 
Papers : Basic Grey
Image: Crafts & Me
Sentiment: Lili of the Valley
Butterfly Die, Brads & Cream pearls: Whiff of Joy
Pearl Swirl: The Hobby House
Flowers: Wild Orchid Crafts


Challenges -  
Crafts and Me - Anything goes
Inspire Me Fridays – Always Anything Goes
Delightful Challenges - Anything Goes


Thanks so much for dropping by today. 
Have a wonderful Saturday
Sandie
xx

Friday, 22 June 2012

La-La Land Crafts Inspiration Friday - Fun in the Sun

Good morning peeps!! It's Inspiration Friday over on La-La Land Crafts and this week our theme is FUN IN THE SUN!! It's about the only sun I'm gonna get, we have our typical Irish summer - rain, rain and even more rain :( 


I coloured her up using Copic Markers
Skin - E000, E00, E11, R20
Hair - E21, E23, E25, E27
Skirt - YG03, YG63, YG67
Shirt/Flowers - Y13, Y15, Y17
Lei - BG02, BG10


Challenges - 
Charisma Cardz - Summer
Cute Card Thursday - Here comes summer
Sarah Hurley Challenges - Dimension & texture

 
Don't forget that you can play along with any of our themes and link your gorgeous creations to the La La Land Customer Gallery HERE - You just could be this months lucky winner!!

Have a great Friday!
Sandie
xx









Wednesday, 20 June 2012

DT Make it Crafty - A Ferris Wheel fit for a Princess

Howdy bloggers!! I was ott thrilled when I got the chance to play with the super fabulous Turning Ferris Wheel from Make it Crafty.  My mission - PINK IT UP!! ... and I think I succeeded ;) 





You can find all the details over on the Make it Crafty Inspiration Blog

Make it Crafty Products used:

Other Products - 
Pearls - The Hobby House
Paint - Local Craft Store

Challenges - 
Wild Orchid Challenges - Anything Goes
Make it Monday - always Anything Goes

Thanks for dropping by today.
Sandie
xx

Sunday, 17 June 2012

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps June Release Day!!!!!

Do YOU know what day it is??? It’s Krafty RELEASE Day at Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps!!! And we’re celebrating with a KRAFTY HOP!! There are SO many incredible new stamps to SEE this month, so let’s get started!

You should have arrived here from Melanie's blog but if not, and you'd like to play along, then hop back to the Kraftin' Kimmie Challenge blog where the hop begins :)   

Over the last few days in our Krafty Peeks, we have shared lots of AWESOME new stamps from all our artists! We’ve got something for everyone!! Lulu is back from Cheryl Alger.....we know how much you love her!! And this time, she’s brought her sister!! So we have a new set called LULU AND LIBBY! We also have TWO fantastic sets of SUPER COOL TEENS from Emilie Goulet called GIRLS JUST WANNA HAVE FUN and SMELLS LIKE TEEN SPIRIT!!! And of course we have an amazing new set of six PETER PAN stamps from Annie Rodrigue, along with a perfectly coordinating set of PETER PAN SENTIMENTS!!! OH and don’t forget the set in our BRAND NEW line of stamps called THANK YOU TRINKETS by the lovely Nicole Aspinall!!!





You will get to see most of the new images today as you sit back and enjoy our JUNE Krafty Hop! If you want to start from the beginning, just head over to the Kraftin’ Kimmie Challenge Blog! 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!!

And don’t forget!! Our newest EXCLUSIVE Krafty Klubhouse Kit is NOW available! This time we are featuring THREE new MERMAIDS along with SEVEN bonus sentiments in the set called SEA JEWELS!! And you can ONLY get it at the Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps Shop NOW!!

Next on the hop is Diana 

Happy Hopping 
Sandie
xx

Saturday, 16 June 2012

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps June Release Previews and Challnge

Yay!! Not only is it Day FOUR of our Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps June Previews it's also Krafty Challenge day and we have a fabarooonie sketch by the wonderful Krafty Girl Pam, who is also our Hostess today, for you to play along with. 

Today the Krafty Girls are showcasing a much requested and awaited theme - 

NEVERLAND - PETER PAN AND FRIENDS!! 

Exciting or WHAT?!!!!
We have Tink, Peter, Smee, Hook,... and all the rest of your favourite characters


I turned the sketch 90degrees clockwise to suit my images 

I coloured up both images with copic markers and then trimmed them out. My papers are My Mind's Eye (no surprise there, lol) and they're matted onto cream and brown cardstock from The Paper Mill Direct. *sigh* My sewing machine is being fixed so no stitching until I get it back :( 

The orange embellishments are from a little pack I found in my stash, no clue where they came from but they worked a treat on my card. The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts and the pearls are from The Hobby House. 


Check out what the rest of the Krafty Girls have created today. You can find them all HERE on the Kraftin' Kimmie blog, and as always, don't forget to comment as you go for your chance at winning some of these FUN stamps!!

Have a GREAT day
Sandie
xx



Friday, 15 June 2012

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps June Previews Day Three

Hi!! It's DAY THREE of Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps June previews and today we have TWO amazing sets by Emilie Goulet and you are just gonna LOVE them!! 

Meet THE TEENS!!!
These super fun sets are called GIRLS JUST WANNA HAVE FUN and SMELLS LIKE TEEN SPIRIT!!

I have used all THREE Teen girls on my card today.... 


BOTH sets come with  FIVE matching sentiments. 

My papers are leftovers from my stash and I forgot to check what brand they were before chucking out all the offcuts, lol. I've added a dress form die cut, with bakers twine added around the waistline, from La-la Land Crafts and some Wild Orchid Crafts pearls and flowers. The text tags are cut outs from my papers. 


Be sure to check out what the rest of the Krafty Girls and Guests have created, you will find the list, as always, on the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Blog. And don't forget to comment as you go for your chance at winning a set of TEENS!! 

Happy Friday!!
Sandie
xx

La-La Land Crafts Inspiration Friday - Something for Dad

Good morning!! It's a wet and miserable Friday here but what a perfect day for a spot of crafting :D It's Inspiration Friday over on La-La Land Crafts and this week our theme is 

SOMETHING FOR DAD

If you saw my blog earlier this week you would have seen my little one's card featuring the same image as I've used today -  Fireman Luka. I guess daddy will be getting 2 Fireman Luka cards this coming Sunday for Father's Day, lol. 



I've coloured him up with Copic Markers
Skin: E000, 00, 11. R20(cheeks)
Hair - E07, 18
Helmet - R22, 24, 46
Pants - Y13, 15, 17, 19
Hose/Boots - C1 through C9
Tuffy - E30, 31, 35. C5, C7, C9. R24, R46. Y21, Y28

My papers are a mix of Crate Paper Inc and My Mind's Eye, with a kraft card base. To embellish I've used some natural jute and some flossed buttons from my stash. 


Challenges - 
Charisma Cardz - Male cards
Delightful Challenges - For the boys
Do You Stack Up? - Masculine
Moving Along With The Times -  Kraft cardstock
C.R.A.F.T. - Father's Day


Thanks for dropping by and have a wonderful Friday
Sandie
xx

Thursday, 14 June 2012

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps June Release Previews Days Two

Today we have Day Two of Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps' June Previews and we have some SUPER CUTE girls  from Cheryl Alger to share - Lulu's got herself a sister, sweet little Libby!! 


This fabulous set comes with THREE fun Lulu & Libby images and FIVE matching sentiments so you are never out of options for them!! 


Check out what the rest of the Krafty girls have created today. You will find the full list HERE. And don't forget to comment as you go for your chance at winning the full set!!

Be sure to pop back tomorrow for Day Three, you don't wanna miss these amazing stamps by Emilie Goulet  ;)

Challenges - 
Wild Orchid Challenges - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp Challenge - Joy's Summer Inspiration 

Have a  great day!
Sandie
xx

Wednesday, 13 June 2012

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps June Release Sneak Peeks Day One

We are kicking off the *New* Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps June Release today and first off, we’d like to introduce you to a fabulous set of sentiment stamps  - THANK YOU TRINKETS!!!

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 Thank You Trinkets set!!! There are EIGHT trinkets in each set with four of each size.  There are 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!!

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 but they are also perfect for your Smashbook pages and your scrapbook pages, not to mention your altered items!! 


I just love to make treat boxes so these sentiments are definitely my cup of tea ( to wash down the chocolate :P) My paper are actually from Bo Bunny and they are a christmas line. I love the colours and I cut them strategically so that they don't look like christmas papers, lol. 


Be sure to check out the rest of the Krafty Girls have come up with - you can find the full list HERE. Don't forget to comment as you go because one very lucky random commenter will with the whole set of Thank You Trinkets!!

Have a great day 
Sandie
xx

Monday, 11 June 2012

Color Me Creative Classroom Challenge - Babies


Howdy bloggers!! We have a new challenge for you over on the Color me Creative Classroom. Your challenge this time is all about

BABIES



color ANY image ANY way you like---but it MUST BE BABY THEMED!

We want to see you use YOUR COPICS, ProMarkers, other alcohol markers or Colored Pencils!!

********************************


On my card I've used Baby Buggy and coloured it using copic markers. I trimmed it out and adhered it with 3D foam dots. To make the circle card I used both classic and scalloped circle nestabilities. The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts and the alphabet stickers are from Kaisercraft. 


OUR SPONSOR FOR THIS CHALLENGE IS:
I BRAKE FOR STAMPS


One lucky winner will win 5 digi stamps of their choice from I Brake For Stamps!!

Challenges - 
Wild Orchid Challenge - Anything Goes

Have a great day!
Sandie
xx

Sunday, 10 June 2012

Little Darlings Rubber Stamps Challenge - Boy Cards

Just a very quick post today. We've been away all day with the kiddos and now I need to go grocery shopping before they fade away from hunger (their words!! lol) Little Darlings Rubber Stamps' current challenge is to make a card for a boy. 


The sweet stamp I've used on my card is called Me & My Teddy Bear. I've used copic markers to colour him up. The papers are from My Mind's Eye. The lace, ribbon & flossed button are all from my stash, and I think the ribbon is by American Crafts. The butterfly is from La-La Land Crafts new DIES. 


Challenges - 
Dream Valley Challenges - For that Special Guy
One Stitch At A Time - The man in Your Life
PanPastel UK Challenge - Boys/Fathers Day
Sentimental Sundays - For that Special Guy
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes

Thanks for dropping by!
Sandie
xx



Saturday, 9 June 2012

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Challenge - Under the Sea

It's Saturday and time for a new challenge over on Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps challenges. Our theme this week is

 UNDER THE SEA 

which fits perfectly with the new Kraftin' Kimmie Klubhouse Kit - Sea Jewels :)


Be part of the Krafty Klub and order your exclusive set which features THREE special edition stamps designed by Annie Rodrigue PLUS SEVEN coordinating sentiment stamps! Sea Jewels will be sold ONLY as a set and ONLY at the Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps Shop!! Not only will you get this special set, but you will also receive a special coupon code for 20% OFF, to be used on your next online order! There is NO club to join or sign up for! ANYONE from ANYWHERE in the world can order this special set but ONLY at the Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps Shop!! These images will not be sold individually. 



Check out what the rest of the Krafty Girls have created over on the Kraftin' Kimmie Blog

Friday, 8 June 2012

La-la Land Crafts Aussie Release


Good Morning!! La-La Land Crafts have a very special showcase happening today. Our extremely talented owners/illustrators of Marci and Luka, Eric and Irina, are lucky enough to be in Brisbane, Australia, for the Scrpabook and Papercrafts Expo & Convention and to celebrate we are having an AUSSIE RELEASE. 

There are FOUR super cute images - Cute Koala Marci, Outback Luka, Kangaroo Luka and Kangaroo Marci, and of course we have matching sentiments that come along with the stamps. Both of our La-la Land Crafts teams have created something just a little bit special - You can check them all out on the LLLC blog


Thanks for dropping by today. 
Have a great one!
Sandie
xx

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps SEA JEWELS Release HOP!

It's time! It's time!!! Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps has some beautiful new MERMAIDS!!!

You should have arrived here from Alice's Blog, but if not and you want to hop along, then head back to the Kraftin' Kimmie Challenge Blog where the fun begins! 


Today Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps is releasing an EXCLUSIVE Moonlight Whispers stamp set!!! SEA JEWELS is the second of our special Krafty Klubhouse Kits…..we'll be releasing a new one every few months!!

Be part of the Krafty Klub and order your exclusive set (which is NOW up on the site!!!) which features THREE special edition stamps designed by Annie Rodrigue PLUS SEVEN coordinating sentiment stamps! Sea Jewels will be sold ONLY as a set and ONLY at the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Shop!! Not only will you get this special set, but you will also receive a special coupon code for 20% OFF, to be used on your next online order!


Now let me be clear…..there is NO club to join or sign up for! ANYONE from ANYWHERE in the world can order this special set but ONLY at the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Shop!! These images will not be sold individually, but only as the complete set called…..SEA JEWELS!


Please join us today for a special Krafty Hop to celebrate today's release!! Be sure to leave some love at each and every stop because one lucky stamper will receive the new set, SEA JEWELS!!! Let's gooooooooooooo!

Next stop on the hop is Kerry!

Challenges -
Simon Says Stamp - Crowns and/or Gems
Wild Orchid Challenges - Bingo (Ribbon&Lace/Flowers/Pink)

Happy Hopping 
Sandie
xx




Thursday, 7 June 2012

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Klubhouse Kit - Sea Jewels!!

We've been teasing you Krafty Keeners all week (you know who you are), so finally….here it is!! Kraftin' KimmieStamps is thrilled to introduce the newest set in our *NEW* Exclusive Krafty Klubhouse stamp sets!!! Today we are sharing previews of all THREE new images by Annie Rodrigue included in this special edition set, along with SEVEN, yes I said SEVEN coordinating sentiment stamps!


Now let me be clear once again…..there is NO club to join or sign up for! ANYONE from ANYWHERE in the world can order this special set but ONLY at the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Shop!! These images will not be sold individually, but only as the complete set called…..SEA JEWELS! ALSO if you order this set before June 22nd, you will also receive a special coupon code for 20% OFF your next online order!



The set goes live on the shop website at midnight tonight!!! We will also be celebrating with an awesome SEA JEWELS Krafty Hop and giving away a set to one lucky stamper, so be sure to join us for more gorgeous samples tomorrow!!!

You can find the whole list of ladies previewing today right here on the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps blog


Challenges - 
Touch Twin Markers Challenges - Colour Inspiration

Sandie
xx

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