Friday, 31 May 2013

La-La Land Crafts Inspiration Friday - Tic Tac Toe

Good morning! It's Inspiration Friday time over on La-La Land Crafts and this week our theme is... 

TIC TAC TOE


I altered a little canvas bag that I got at the NEC show last year. My stamp is the super adorable Travel Marci and I've stamped her out using Memento black ink


I coloured her up with copic markers. 
Skin -E00, E11, R20
Hair - E25, E27
Shirt - V12, V15
Hat/Leggins/Purse - R81, R83
Skirt - B00, B12
Luggage - C5, C7, C9. V12, V15
Boots - E43, E44

To embellish I've added some lace, pearls, ribbon, prima flowers & bling. 


You can join in the fun at La-La Land Crafts by adding your creation to the Customer Gallery , facebook page and Twitter.

Have a great day!
Sandie
xXx

Wednesday, 29 May 2013

DT Quixotic Paperie - Snow Day Lucas

Hi guys! Today I have a Quixotic Paperie DT card to share which features Snow Day Lucas from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps. I made this card a while back, for publication, but seeing as we're still awaiting warmer weather I figured now is as good a time as any to blog it. We do have a bit of sunshine peeking out today but I'm afraid to look in case it disappears :/


I stamped out my image onto Make it Crafty blending cardcoloured it up with copic markers and sponged the background with Tumbled Glass distress ink. For the ground I used a warm grey (W1 &W3) and added some Star Dust Stickles on top. For the snowballs I used BG000 and Stickles. 

My papers are from My Mind's Eye and Crate Paper Inc. I've matted them with red and white cardstock, from Papermill Direct, and added some cheesecloth and a white doily in between the layers. To cut out my image, and matching sentiment, I used classic circles Nestabilites. I matted my image onto a scalloped circle also cut out with Nestabilities. 



To embellish I added some paper flowers, a Cog Snowflake from Make it Crafty which has been whitewashed and then glittered, and some Opal pearl pen. 


You can grab Snow Day Lucas or any of the other Cheryl Alger stamp sets HERE on the Quixotic Paperie Store. 

Thanks for dropping by!
Sandie
xXx



Tuesday, 28 May 2013

The Greeting Farm June Release Previews Day One

Hi everyone!!! It's The Greeting Farm NEW RELEASE time and we have the most ADORABLE stamps and DIES to showcase today. 

I made some cute gift boxes featuring Baby Anya and Ian, and the Baby Onsie Die set. 


There are so many little extra dies to add some character to your onsie.. on my baby girl box I used the cute bow. 


I coloured her up with Copic Markers and used a little paper-piecing.... 


I used the same layout for the baby boy gift box. The accompanying sentiments are just perfect!


Again, I used copics and some paper-piecing on the cap and bib..... 


Check out the other wonderful makes by the team over on The Greeting Farm blog.. and remember, one lucky commenter will win all of today's preview products!! 

Have a great day!
Sandie
xXx

Friday, 24 May 2013

La-La Land Crafts Inspiration Friday - Circles Everywhere

Hi everyone! It's Inspiration Friday time @ La-La Land Crafts again and this week our theme is Circles Everywhere (Make a circle card or add circles to your project).

My card features Christmas Lantern Marci and the Christmas Tree die


I've coloured her up with Copic Markers
Skin: E000, E00, E11, R20
Hair: E21, E23, E27
Lantern: C1, C3, Y11, Y17
Clothing - E41, E42, E42. R30, R32, R35, R39


The papers are from My Mind's Eye and I've matted them with white and red cardstock from Papermill Direct. To embellish I've used some Wild Orchid Crafts Flowers & white peals. 

Check out what the rest of the DT have created over on the La-La Land Crafts blog and don't forget, you can join in all the fun here at La-La Land Crafts by adding your creations to the Customer Gallery, Facebook Page and Twitter Feed

Have a great weekend!
Sandie
xXx

Sunday, 19 May 2013

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps May Release Blog Hop!!!!

Well welcome back!! It’s Krafty RELEASE Day at KRAFTIN' KIMMIE STAMPS!! And we’re celebrating with a KRAFTY 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 TWO sweet new summertime sets from Nicole.......GOOD VIBRATIONS and SUMMER LOVIN’!! We’ve got two sweet new sets from Cheryl……SHELL ME A STORY and TOTALLY TUBULAR!! And of course we have an amazing new set of SIX awesome stamps in our BEACHY GIRLS collection and they are simply A-mazing!! 

My card today features one of the fabulously gorgeous mermaids from SHELL ME A STORY!!


You will get to see most of the new images today as you sit back and enjoy our MAY 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 available NOW! 

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!! 

We’ve also rereleased some of our favourite Retired Summer stamps….Eleanor, Florence, Jack and Mae which you can pick up right now! AND we’ve put our awesome BEACHY SENTIMENTS and MERMAID SENTIMENTS on special right now to coordinate with ALL of our new stamps!! 


Have you seen our new section…..KRAFTYSINGLES?? Well, we’ve had some people asking for some of our sets of stamps as single images…and while we can do it on an ongoing basis, we’ve split a few of them up for you but only while supplies last!! So head on over and check out which ones are up this week! 

Don’t forget we’ve also got fabulous newPaper Pads, EZmount, Tack N Peel and Storage Panels for all your krafty needs!!! {US and International customers *may* have extra shipping costs if ordering paper pads due to the weight.}

Now let's celebrate summer with our NEW RELEASE and get hoppin' and shoppin'!!





Saturday, 18 May 2013

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps May Release Previews Day Four & A New Challenge

Welcome back to Day FOUR of the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps May previews!!! We are back with three more of our sassy BEACHY GIRLS for you today! 

We've also got a new challenge for you today! Lots of fun stuff happenin' at the Kraftin' Kimmie Challenge blog!!

Today we have the last three stamps from our BEACHY GIRLS collection to show you! We've got MARGARITA, RIVER and SUNNIE to share! It's another incredibly fun release!! You will love it! 

My card features MARGARITA. Don't you just LOVE the sentiment?? lol. 


This will also be the last set of stamps from Annie for a little while as she's taking a bit of a hiatus from stamp art at the moment. And as she's taking some time off, we are THRILLED to finally be able to share a BIG SECRET with you!!! Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps is super excited to tell you that we will be introducing TWO new artists to the KKS family next month!!! We're not going to tell you who they are just yet.....but you may recognize their style.... and their names!!! 

There are lots of amazing creations on today's hop in combination with this week's challenge!! The lovely KAREN is our hostess this week and her challenge is ANYTHING GOES!! We want EVERYONE to play along and have a chance to win the new SUNNIE stamp, as featured on Karen'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 who have goodies to show you today and while you're visiting their blogs, be sure to leave some love at each stop because one lucky stamper is going to WIN a package of today's stamps!! 

ALL of our MAY stamps will be available TONIGHT at the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Shop!!! We'll be celebrating at our ONLINE RELEASE PARTY!! It's over at our KKS Facebook fan page! Join us for all the fun!! You can find more details here!!

See you tonight! Happy hoppin'!!




Friday, 17 May 2013

TGF Farm Fresh Friday - Paper Piecing!

Hi everyone! I have a bit of blogging overload today so if you are here for La-La Land Crafts Inspiration Friday, you can find it HERE and Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps May Release preview is HERE!

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Today starts a new Farm Fresh Friday Challenge at The Greeting Farm.

This week our theme is: 
Paper-Piecing!!

My card features one the super creepy cute Creeper Crew, Monday Morning. I can totally relate.... lol. 


I stamped her out onto Make it Colour Blending card and coloured her up with copic markers. I paper-pieced her dress and socks. 


My papers are from My Mind's Eye and the tag/journaling tag are from Prima Marketing. To embellish I added some white pearls and buttons flossed with twine. 


Here's how to play:
*You must use a TGF stamp (rubber, digi, or clear) as your main image.

*Entries must be uploaded via InLinkz (below) no later than Thursday, May 16th at NOON CST.
You can add a direct link to your entry from your personal blog, SCS gallery, Flickr or TGF galleria.
(If the InLinkz tool is missing, feel free to link your submission URL in the comment section.)

*The fabulous prize: A random participant will be selected to win their choice of an in-stock SINGLE RUBBER STAMP or a 4x6 set!

Have a wonderful day!
Sandie
xXx

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps May Release Previews Day Three

Welcome back to Day THREE of the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps MAY previews. Wanna know the random commenter who is getting a set of those cuties?? Well, ALL the winners of this week will be announced at the LIVE online RELEASE PARTY TOMORROW night!!! Go HERE to get all the details!!!

Today we have THREE of the new stamps from our BEACHY GIRLS collection!!! We'll share the other three tomorrow! Oh these gorgeous images will really get you in the mood for SUN and SAND!!! 

My card today features GABBY

I've stamped her out onto Make it Colour Blending card and coloured her up with Copic Markers
Skin - E000, E00, E11, R20
Hair - E21, E23, E25, E27
Shin Guards - R21, R30, R43. BG11, BG15, BG18
Suit - BG11, BG13, BG15, BG18. Y18, R43
Ground - W1, W3


Check out all the sweet designs by the Krafty Girls featuring GABBY, JACQUIE COUSTEAU and LEILANI!! It's another incredibly fun release!! You will love them!

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


ALL of our MAY stamps will be available TOMORROW night at the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Shop!!! We'll be celebrating tomorrow evening at our ONLINE RELEASE PARTY!! It's over at our KKS Facebook fan page! Join us for all the fun!! You can find more details HERE!!

See you tonight! Happy hoppin'!!



La-La Land Crafts Inspiration Friday - Photo Inspiration

It's time for a new Inspiration Friday on La-La Land Crafts and this week we have a PHOTO INSPIRATION for you.



Copic Markers Used: 
Skin - E000, E00, E11, R20
Hair - E21, E23, E25, E27
Shirt/Hat - R21, R30, R43
Pants/Boots - BG11, BG13, BG15, BG18
Flowers - R30, R43, Y11, Y18, YG03, YG45, Black Gel Pen
Wheelbarrow - E31, E33, E35


Other Supplies - 
Make it Colour Blending Card
Papers - My Mind's Eye
Doily
Baker's Twin
Pearls


Check out what the rest of Team Friday came up with over on the La-La Land Crafts Blog and don't forget, you can join in all the fun by adding your creations to the Customer Gallery, Facebook Page and Twitter Feed.

Have a great weekend!! 
Sandie
xXx



Thursday, 16 May 2013

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps May Release Previews Day Two

Welcome back to day two of our MAY Kraftin' Kimmie Peeks!!! Today we are excited to share TWO supah cute new sets by artist Cheryl Alger!!! Check out these fabulous summer sets!!! They're called.......SHELL ME A STORY and TOTALLY TUBULAR!!


Would you like to know who won the new stamp sets that we previewed yesterday???!! Well, you'll just have to wait until Saturday night at this month's ONLINE RELEASE PARTY!!! Hope you can join us for all the fun and excitement and prizes!!! You can read all the details about how you can join us RIGHT HERE!


All the Krafty Girls listed below have lots of super FUN 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 one of the new SHELL ME A STORY or TOTALLY TUBULAR stamp sets!!!!! {All of this week's winners will be announced at the online party on Saturday night!}

Then come on back tomorrow to check out MORE new summery stamps we have to share with you! And ALL the new stamps will be available on Saturday night at the KKStamps Shop!!


Happy hoppin'!



Wednesday, 15 May 2013

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps May Release Previews Day One

Guess what???!! It's that time again........ time for Kraftin' Kimmie's MAY 2013 RELEASE!!!!! 

We are kicking off the *New* MAY Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps previews today and we're SO excited to share these new stamps with you from artist, Nicole Aspinall!!! Today we’d like to introduce you to these FUN SUMMERTIME image sets ….GOOD VIBRATIONS and SUMMER LOVIN'!!!


After the success of our awesome Trinket stamps by Nicole, we're thrilled to share these fun image stamps we've designed!! You can create either clean and simple cards with them or much more elaborate designs!! And you'll see this in the amazing samples today!


We have lots of inspiration from the Krafty Girls, so hop around....and be sure to comment at each and every stop because one lucky stamper is going to WIN BOTH of the new GOOD VIBRATIONS and SUMMER LOVIN' sets!!! {All of this week's winners will be announced at the online party on Saturday night!}


OH YES!! We are having another amazing ONLINE RELEASE PARTY!!! It's happening this SATURDAY evening at our Facebook fan page....and you can get ALL the details HERE!!! ALL the new stamps we're sharing over the next few days will be released on SATURDAY!!


Happy kraftin'!





Friday, 10 May 2013

La-La Land Crafts Inspiration Friday - Sparkle

It's Inspiration Friday time over on La-la Land Crafts and this week our theme is SPARKLE!!

My tag today features Quill Pen Marci, Butterflies Set 1 dies and Stitched Scalloped Border die.


The papers are from Authentique. I've added a large blinged up Prima flower, and Star Dust stickles to both the butterfly & sentiment ticket for extra sparkle!


Copic Markers used:
Skin - E000, E00, E11, R20
Hair - E21, E23, E27
Shirt/Hairband - Y13, Y15, Y19
Pants - B91, B93, B95, B97
Shoes - R43, R43. C5, C9
Quill Pen/Book - E33, E34, E40, E41, E43


You can join in all the fun here at La-La Land Crafts by adding your creation to the Customer Gallery, Facebook Page and /or Twitter.

Have a wonderful Friday
Sandie
xXx

TGF Farm Fresh Friday - Easy as 1-2-3 :)

Good morning! Today sees a new Farm Fresh Friday challenge over on The Greeting Farm blog, and this week we have a 1-2-3 challenge; 1 image, 2 embellishments & 3 papers. 

My card today features Garden Anya  and the Fence die which are both from the May NEW RELEASE. 


Using only 2 types of embellishments was a tough one, I had to decide between buttons, which are my newest loooove, and pearls.. the pearls won out! lol. I also added a large Prima flower and two more of the white flowers I got from LilyPuss Craft Designs store on Etsy. 



Here's how to play:

*You must use a TGF stamp (rubber, digi, or clear) as your main image.

*Entries must be uploaded via InLinkz (below) no later than Thursday, May 17th at NOON CST.
You can add a direct link to your entry from your personal blog, SCS gallery, Flickr or TGF galleria.
(If the InLinkz tool is missing, feel free to link your submission URL in the comment section.)

*The fabulous prize: A random participant will be selected to win their choice of an in-stock SINGLE RUBBER STAMP or a 4x6 set!

Have fun!!!
Sandie
xXx

Thursday, 9 May 2013

Yumi & Fumi Handmade - Shaped Cards for Mother's Day

Today is the last day to enter the current challenge over on the Yumi and Fumi Handmade Crafts blog, and the theme is Shaped cards for Mother's Day. 

 We all know Mother's Day can represent any Mother figure in your life. It could be your mom, grandmothers, aunts, friends, girlfriends, even your in-laws or that special lady who you couldn't have become the person you are today without their love and support.

Today I am sharing a shaped card featuring Fumi


I used Labels 25 Nestabilities to create the base shape of my card and then layered up some white card and gorgeous pink floral patterned paper. Next I added a doily. I coloured my image with copic markers and also used Labels 25 to cut her out, mounting her onto 3D foam to give the card some dimension. 


To embellish I've used some May Arts Ribbon, pearls, flowers & a flossed buttons. Check out the  GORGEOUS white flowers from LilyPuss Crafts over on Etsy. A box of 12 flowers is only £3 and they are available in other colours. 


 If you don't have a Yumi & Fumi Handmade stamp yet feel free to use any image from our friends at Sister Stamps,La-La Land CraftsThe Greeting Farm and newly added Sparkle Creations Rubber Stamps.

Link up your cards HERE for a chance to win a $15 gift certificate to the Yumi & Fumi online store. 

Thanks for dropping by!!
Sandie
xXx

Wednesday, 8 May 2013

Opal the Optimist - DT Quixotic Paperie

Afternoon!! Today I have a Quixotic Paperie DT card to share which features Opal the Optimist, one of the fabulous Uptown Girls from Stamping Bella. After the week I've had this is totally me.. except Opal is much classier, lol. (Think pj bottoms, t-shirt and hair tied up in a scrunchie!!.. yeah, that's me :P ) 


I've stamped her out onto Make it Colour blending card and coloured her up with copic markers. Then I trimmed her out with a scissors and adhered her with 3D foam. I also scissor cut the accompanying sentiments and also adhered that with 3D foam. 


The papers are from the UNFORGETTABLE collection by My Mind's Eye. I added some chipboard corners which are spares from one of my La-La Land Crafts Shadow Box kits. To embellish I added some pearls and a button flossed with May Arts button twine. 


Check out the New Products over on the Quixotic Paperie Store.. and while you're there, check out the Specials section for some great bargains :D 

Have a great day!
Sandie
xxx

Little Darlings Rubber Stamps Fairytales and Fables Blog Hop

Hi everyone and welcome to the Little Darlings Rubber Stamps Saturated Canary New Release blog hop!! (woah, that was a mouthful!! lol) 

You should have arrived here from Ruby's Blog, but if not and you'd like to hop along, just jump back to Mindy's Blog where the fun begins. 

This Fairytales & Fables release contains 10 whimsical Saturated Canary images PLUS an awesome coordinating Fairytales Sentiment set.

 Below I have featured both Tilly and Reading Beauty

First up is Tilly. I have altered a trinket box with papers from LDRS - Summer Sorbet. The gorgeous sentiment is from the NEW Fairytale Sentiments


Next is another 3D item - A Book Box, which I thought was just perfect for Reading Beauty


Again, I used Summer Sorbet, can't get enough of these sweet papers. 


Both of my images have been coloured with Copic Markers. All of my flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts and the pearls are from The Hobby House. 

Next on the hop is Sara's Blog!! 


We're going to give away 1 stamp to each of 3 lucky winners!  This is all you have to do....

1.  Be or become a Follower of this Inspiration Blog.
2.  Be or become a Member of the LDRS FaceBook Group.  
3.  Enter your name in the inLinkz collection below.

Follow these 3 simple steps and your name will be entered into the random drawing on Friday the 10th of May.  The 3 winners will receive their favorite stamp from this Fairytales & Fables release.

Now, let's move on to that Blog Hop!

There's a lot to see so make yourself comfy and enjoy the show.

Here's the line-up:

·         Mindy Baxter 
·         Sheri Willshire
·         Alberto Gava
·         Angela Wood
·         Ann Marie Governale
·         Becky Hetherington
·         Eulanda Silvey
·         Fabi Ormerod
·         Janiel Corley
·         Jenine Siemerink
·         Jenny Hodges
·         Ruby Montes
·         Sandie Dunne
·         Sara Winter
·         Sharon Caudle
·         Claudia Rosa
·         Angie Hunt 
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