Saturday, February 27, 2010

Kraftin' Kimmie challenge- bring out those buttons and bows

For today's challenge we want you to make your cards all pretty with buttons and bows. Today I am the hostess with the mostest so the prize up for grabs for playing along is the image you see on my card- sweet Emileigh with her pups- Puppy Love. I used my brand spankin' new Peachy Keen paper from Kaiser Craft that I picked up at I originally was going to go a different way with my card but once I put it together the sweetness of the paper called out for sweet Emi to come and play. Hop on over to our challenge blog to see all the deets and make a sweet Kraftin' Kimmie card with buttons and bows to win and have an Emi of your own. Don't forget to stop by all the DT blogs to see what they have bow'd and buttoned up and leave a comment and let us know if you see something you like. Oh and before I forget I took a pic of the copic colours I used in case you are interested :)

Cheers and enjoy your Saturday, xoxo Andi

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Guess what...I'm a Daredevil!

I am sooo excited to share that I am now part of Jessica Diedrich's Daredevils! Its a super fun blog that posts a challenge every Wednesday. I am pumped to be part of this fab team. You know what I really love about it- that her kiddies are the ones who create the sketches for our sketch weeks- can you say stinkin cute!
Here is my first official Daredevil post and its based on the sketch you can find here and at the Daredevil blog and please be sure to use DDSC24 when uploading to online galleries . On this card I used one of my Kraftin' Kimmie stamps - Puddles of Love. I wanted to use a 'kid' stamp to go with our kid inspired sketch. Our featured Daredevil this week is Sandra. So  hop on over to the challenge blog to check out the sketch and deets then stroll through the names below to see what the rest of the lovely ladies have created for you today :)

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Copic help- hair colours

I hope you are all having a good day. I was until a few minutes ago and now I am in the middle of a wee temper tantrum I am ashamed to admit. This is the third time I am writing this post. The first one left when I went to make something a capital and the entire thing became highlighted and deleted. Not sure how I pulled off that magic trick. The second time thankfully I was only a bit into the post when POOF it left the screen. Now I am saving constantly lolz. Lesson learned. I wanted to share todaywhat colours I use to colour hair as I had showed a few of my friends the other day. These cards are very basic in terms of layout as the focus was on colouring. I want to share I got my hair colours from The Greeting Farm blog who also make these adorable stamps so I can take no credit for the colour combos. A piece of advice is to keep your blender pen handy to erase mistakes as its all about layering ink and colours so it can sometimes spread a wee bit. I like to call the blender pen my fave copic colour as I use it more than any of my other copic markers lol.

Black, grey, white and yellow card:
On this card I used the following colours-
Hair- C3, C6, C7 and 100 (black) but some found it better to use C9 as it does move a bit better to blend than black
Skin- E000, E00, E11 and using E00 I swiped it on an R20 marker to get the cheek colour
Dress and flower petals- Y11, Y15
Petticoat- C4+C5 on pockets, C6+C7 on rest of dress
I then outlined her in C1 and added a bit in the middle of the white flower centre to add some shading

Easter Card-
Hair- E25, E27, E31, E49
Bunny ears- outside- RV32, RV34 and inside- V000, V01
Dress, tights, shoes- RV32, RV34, V12, V15
Easter egg basket and eggs- Y00, Y02, BG13, BG23, YG, 23, YG25, V01
Skin- E000, E00, E11 and same as above for cheeks using R20
Outline- BG10

Hope this helps and I encourage you to go to The Greeting Farm blog for other hair colour suggestions :)

Cheers, Andrea

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Kraftin' Kimmie challenge- Let's make a scene

This week's challenge is to use 2 or more KK stamps to make a scene and boy oh boy did I make one when I was making this card lol. I fussed and fussed trying to figure it out until it all came together. I chose Ozzie and Harriet and Antoinette and made a skating scene. I wish I could skate as well as them lol. I had a tree stamp I used for the background by using 3 different colour inks and stamping off before I stamped them on the paper. I then used a white glimmer paint to create the ice. I wanted to create the snow border around the edge of the rink so I used to clear dimensional glue and added chunky glitter for effect. I then cut out the images (and perhaps said a few choice words- cutting is not my strength lol) to help them pop off the page. You have to see what the rest of the DT created, they are incredible! So hop on over to the challenge blog to see their creations and learn how you can play along and win some free stamps- woot woot. Hope you have a great stampin Saturday! Andrea

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Super duper fast Unity cards

Here are some super duper quick cards I made with this month's card kit available at It's featuring 2 fantastic stamps from Unity that I begged Sheila to carry. I mean seriously- how cute is this Pixie image- SERIOUSLY!!! I am thinking it would be the coolest tattoo if I didn't hate pain so much lol. The other stamp is a quote and my pardner in action Kimmie has used that on her cards. This month's limited editon card kit is $21.98 and once they are gone, that's it folks. Here is a pic of the kit contents featuring the stamp I used:
Here is some other SGD news for those of you close by that Sheila asked me to share:

Come & See us at Wilton Grove's 1st Annual Scrapbooking Fundraiser!
Scrappin' Great Deals will be onsite at this wonderful event!!
Angie, our scrappin' Diva, will be offering a fantastic Make & Take!!
Saturday March 6th, 2010: 9am - 6pm $35/ticket
Wilton Grove P.S. 626 Osgoode Drive, London
Snacks, drinks and a hot lunch included in ticket price
There will be draws and prizes throughout the day + goodie bags!
Don't miss this wonderful Event - buy your tickets here at Scrappin' Great Deals!!

And the other HOT piece of SGD news is that it's time for another SGD Garage sale. Personally I have totally cleaned up at these and sold my old, unused supplies and got big $$ for my schtuff. Here's the deets:
3rd Customer Scrapbook Garage Sale
March 13th, 2010 10am to 5pm
March 14th, 2010 11am to 4pm
Registration begins this Friday February 19th, 2010
Start gathering up those items you no longer use and sell them here at our Garage Sale:)
Please note you do not need to be present at the sale, we will take care of it for you- easy peasy!

Sunday, February 14, 2010

It's release time- lift up those spirits

And when I say lift up those spirits I don't mean the wine glass ladies...well actually sure why not- you deserve it- go ahead! It's release day for Kraftin' Kimmie stamps and I have used a stinkin sweet Cindy and Mindy to celebrate. Poor Mindy is having a heck of a time keeping Cindy from flying away. Now, I know this card is a wee bit bright but I found some of my old SU paper again and I am on a roll to use it up as I have had it for years. I added some felt flowers, bling of course and even added glaze to the balloons. I used a sketch from the challenge blog I just discovered called Friday Sketchers. Click here to go to the blog and see this sketch. Hope you like it, just put on some sunglasses tee hee.

There month there are 4 new fantastic Emmylou images from Crissy Armstrong, 5 new swashbuckling pirate images from Annie Rodrigue, 2 adorable Cindy and Mindy images from Jean Grant and a new set of coordinating Pirate Sentiments!! You’ll get to check out all the new stamps throughout our fabulous blog 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 three lucky stampers will win packages of stamps from the new release!! And when you’re done hoppin’, be sure to head over to the Kraftin’ Kimmie store, because ALL the new images are NOW available!

If you have already been hopping along next on your way is Annie  the amazing artist of the Moonlight Whispers line. Otherwise see below to start at the challenge blog and don't forget to leave those comments to win!

2. Donna
3. Michele
4. Diana
5. Me
6. Annie Rodrigue
7. Betty Roberts
8. Elaine
9. Vicki
10. Jeanne
11. Tara
12. Crissy Armstrong
13. Melanie
14. Alli Miles
16. Kimmie

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Bench Friends.....can you find the hidden element?

One more day till release day for Kraftin' Kimmie stamps and this sneak peek used a new Cindy and Mindy image called Bench Friends. It's also challenge day and this week's challenge is to have a hidden element on your card. I tried to pass off hiding the bottom of my image behind the ribbon but Kimmie mentioned disqualification and since I am a rule player **cough cough** I thought I'd play along. Okay really I forgot to add a hidden element and tried to pass off the hidden bit by claiming the ribbon bit met the challenge but she didn't buy it tee hee. So back to the drawing board and I used a brad (hidden behind the ribbon ha ha) and added a sentiment that can be swung out. I used the sentiment "Miss me"...get it..hidden element...miss me...oh boy I laughed and laughed at the sheer genius of my creation. Okay...if you are still reading this glad my crazy moment didn't scare you off tee hee. I also used Jen Del Muro's SFYTT which you can find by clicking here. I have to say this was a fun challenge! To see the details of this week's challenge and also the rest of the DT's creations please visit the challenge blog and enjoy your day! Andi

Friday, February 12, 2010

Arrrrr Me's Cutthroat Lizzie here...

Here is my second sneaky peeky and cutthroat Lizzie has come out to play. She is soooo much fun to colour and design a card around. She is part of the new line this month from Annie who creates all the Moonlight Whisper characters for Kraftin' Kimmie stamps. To celebrate this new fun pirate line available to purchase on Sunday every order from Sunday until Monday will have the chance to win a 5x7 print of Alicia the Strawberry Pirate. These orders must be placed through Kraftin' Kimmie stamps to qualify for the print. Click here to see the print.
To create this card I used this week's sketch from CPS- Card sketches. Click here if you want to play along as well and get that mojo cruising the seas with you!
I am off and running this morning to a 8am doctor's appt- shudder.... I hope to have a nap when I get home. Cheers, Andi!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

My first sneaky peekie of KK stamps....

It's countdown time for Feb's Kraftin' Kimmie release so it's time for us start teasing you! Nah nah na nah nah....kidding..couldn't resist lol. For my first card I used 'Huck' drawn by Crissy Armstrong from the Crissy's cuties line. I have to have some more male focused cards and this one is for my nephew who just got a new puppy named Cullen. Can anyone guess what books his mom is a massive fan of? I gave him a nice tan and worn out knees and hopefully that is what it looks like to you too lol! Oh and that's my first time trying grass to look realistic..whatcha think??
 I have already seen the rest of the Krafty Girlz sneak peeks and soooooooo good! Please feel free to visit each of them to see what they have for you. I have the DT listed on my blog sidebar for your clicking convenience.
Kim will also be having a very cool give-away with this release....I will post more deets tomorrow!
Cheers! Andi xoxo

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Kraftin' Kimmie Challenge- Let's rip that paper!

Today's challenge for KK stamps comes to us from the Krafty Momma Diana. She wants us to rip that paper- distressing old school style. Sorry, kickin' it ole school style. I am so darn hip and cool I'm narly! My kids are shuddering with embarrassment as I write this. I had a very fun Friday hanging out with Kimmie and Krafty Momma Diana. It was fun listening to them tease each other and I totally jumped from side to side egging each other on tee hee! It was a lot of fun crafting with these girls and its becoming a nice habit. Just make sure you say lorry (another term for truck) properly. In case you are wondering I pronounced it as "Lori" and it is supposed to be said with a slight cute british accent and pronounced "Lawwry". I bet you had no idea you would get a mini English lesson today. I feel smarter.

For this card I used Forget Me Not Fairy and paper from the Lilac line from Kaiser Kraft. I coloured her with copics and used stickles to glitter it up. I meant to put the purple glitter on the flowers and started putting it on her dress instead. I stopped right away but it was too late so I went with it- its not too bad. I used so much stickles that my paper buckled up and had to be reglued down- I did a little bit of grrr'ing then! According to Kimmie what did I expect after using almost a full bottle on the wings- pfffffft. Someone was getting a wee bit cheeky if you ask me, LOL!!!

On to the deets- click here to go to the challenge blog and if you play along with us this week, be sure to link us up in the comments of this post, and when you upload to Splitcoast, be sure to use the keywords KKSC16 and KraftinKimmie (all one word) and your design will show up in our Kraftin' Kimmie gallery!!!

I hope you have a fab Saturday and hopefully get some crafting time. Cheers, Andrea

Friday, February 5, 2010

Unity sentiments- one of my fave ways to make a card

I signed up to be part of Unity's friend's with flair which happens every Friday. It's a great reason to dig out my fave Unity stamps and get them inky. I love their great big sentiments that are perfect to base a card around. I used some of my SU patterned paper- I should say forced myself to use from my stash tee hee. I have a hard time using up paper when it's so pretty. But there is no sense just letting it get dusty I suppose  :) I punched out some butterflies to match the sentiment, added ribbons and crystals and VOILA! It was so quick and easy that even my hubby was shocked the card was made and photograped already lol. I usually colour with my copics which takes much longer so the freedom of just inking and stamping is so nice sometimes. I hope you all have a great Friday and a fab weekend! Andrea

Monday, February 1, 2010

Blog Candy Winner using

First, thank you to everyone for playing along and a special thanks to those of you who became followers. I hope you stay with me we can continue down this fun crafty road together and more give-aways of course!

Okay the news you have all been waiting for..the winner of the blog candy! Before I share it I would like to say the winner has until end of day Thursday to contact me before I draw another winner. I also loved doing this so much I am going to have a blog candy at least once a month- I love sharing the crafting wealth!

True Random Number Generator

Min: 1

Max: 832

Result: 470

Using the winner of the blog candy is toscania-art-life said...

Woow what a giveaway. Amazing. Thanks to give a chance to win.

I have just posted your candy in my sidebar.
January 22, 2010 12:46 PM

Please let me know what 3 Copic Ciao colours you would like and if you don't have any I can help you pick out some good ones :)

Thank you all so very very much for playing along. Stay tuned till the next one...