Friday, December 13

Craft Stamper Take it, Make it Challenge Six

Good Morning, well I have been a bit busy for the last few weeks... designing,  Christmas card making and getting all the decorations out and dressing the tree, so it didn't leave a lot of time for other inky stuff but I'm sure the recipient has received their card so thought it fitted perfectly into the


As always, the challenge will be based on a technique showcased in the magazine, but this time we don't have one particular project in mind. Katy decided that as there are three projects featuring an 'ombre' effect in the January issue, then this is the technique we'll be focussing on!


an 'ombre' effect is just graduating colours of ink/paint/whatever....but feel free to interpret the theme as you wish! 
I got out my Oriental Zen set and created an ombre background in graduating tones of green to tan inks, stamping off to get a fainter impression.
The peony, I have stamped twice, one with the leaves, then cut out with a border to look like a die cut, I cut the main flower with a border too. The sentiment comes from the Tree Hugs stamp set.

I hope you get some time to join in, the challenge runs for two months so plenty of inky time.

Thanks for stopping by, have a wonderfully creative day
BiG HuGs
Kim x


Sunday, November 24

Christmas Cards...


Well I'm well and truly into making my Christmas cards now thanks mainly to having a go at the Holiday card workshop run with instructors Kristina WernerJennifer McGuireLaura BassenShari CarrolDebby Hughes, and friends...
I fell in love with this technique demonstrated by Jennifer, I've always love wood marquetry inlay and it was so fun to create. I used kraft card instead of wood paper, just because I'm hoarding my wood paper right now and I just wanted to give the idea a go first..
But then I had the idea to try it out with some cork, but couldn't find my stash, then I experimented with sticky back canvas, thought it would work well with the back being sticky...
But it was much fiddlier and the canvas didn't fit in quite as well the card did.
I have more Christmas cards over at the Paperbabe Stamps Blog...

Thanks for stopping by have a wonderfully creative day,
BiG HuGs Kim x

Tuesday, October 15

Published in this months Craft Stamper

I am featured a few times in this months Craft Stamper Woo Hoo
 thank you Katy

First off is the cover stamp makes... 
there's a post over on the Craft Stamper blog with a piccie too
A shirt card with pocket to hold glasses,
Tee hee couldn't resist a fun make with a photo booth inspired frame, Dillon was over the moon he was featured in the magazine!

I have a couple of makes for the Stamping contrasts feature
and there's more about this make on the Paperbabe Stamps Blog...

Thanks for stopping by, I have lots of news to share and am very busy designing and getting ready for the Hobbycraft Show so bear with me! I might find time to take part in the Craft Stamper take it make it challenge this month.

Have a wonderfully creative day
BiG HuGs Kim x






Friday, September 13

Paperbabe Stamps ~ Spooky Blog Hop

HELLO EVERYONE!

WELCOME ALL to the Paperbabe Stamps Spooky Hop.
Pop around to see Paperbabe stamps in the hands of some very talented stampy friends...

Just to recap the September release, "Cumulus Background", "High in the Sky" clear stamps and "MayLeeDee Witchily", "Dillon Batwings" and "Dillon Magic" are available as digital download for INSTANT gratification! And there's svg files to help cut some of those images out. They are NOW in the Shop!

You are in the right place if you are JUST beginning the hop, then make it all the way to the PAPERBABE STAMPS blog to see the endless possibilities with this new collection and to leave your comments and say hi along the way.

For my card I coloured in MayLeeDee Witchily digi, I've framed her to like she's pinned on some fabby striped wallpaper. 
She is coloured using my copic markers, of course. I went for a bright and fun colour palette.

So go, hop, and be a little spooked... Here's where you want to be:



THANK you so much for joining us on this spooky Friday 13th, simply leave a comment to enter to win! we'll announce the winners on the Paperbabe Blog on the 20th!

Have some spooky fun!!!
BiG spooOOOOky HuGs
Kim x


Wednesday, August 7

WOYWW wk218 & New Paperbabe Stamps

Well this was my desk this morning while I busied finishing my sample for today's release... I know cutting it fine, but I'm still in catch up mode from being in Ireland last week,
So, I thought I would take a quick piccy and take part in WOYWW, it's been ages since I've entered..
This is my new MayLeeDee Kimono Stamp, coloured her in using my copics... just love them!
Here's the finished card... there's more samples to see over at Paperbabe Stamps Blog
Thanks for stopping by,
Have a wonderfully creative day
HuGs Kim x


Monday, August 5

Paperbabe Stamps August Sneak Peeks

Hello everyone, I hope you're having a lovely day.... I have a peek for you, the Paperbabe Stamps August release is coming up. 
So, pop over to the Blog to have a look...

We hope you will join us on Friday for the full release, so between now and then pop back to check out some amazing samples!


Thanks for stopping by,
Have a wonderfully creative Day

HuGs Kim x

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