donderdag 27 november 2014

CME challenge: Wish you a blessed Christmas

Hi everyone, 

There's a new challenge at the Copic Marker Europe blog: anything goes.
And here's my inspiration:

I've made a christmascard in non-traditional colours for this challenge with a large rubber stamp of Mo Manning. I love those winterfairy's! I've bought this stamp 2 years ago and never used it before. Such a shame!
 The card is 15 by 15 cm and I've used 3 different designpapers. The blue and pink colours are my favourite one's!
The flowers, pearls and the snowflake are the finishing touch.

The colour's that I've used for this image:
skin: E13, E11, E00, E000
R32, R20
hair: E37, E35, E33, E31, E50
pink trousers: R85, R83, R81, RV10
wings: BG09, BG05, BG01, BG000
band in the hair: G28, YG67, YG63, YG61
fur: W5, W3, W1

I used dots from the Molotow marker for the swirl and added some snow on the ground with my snowpen.

We are looking forward to see your creations!

maandag 24 november 2014

Tutorial: sky

Hi everyone!

Today it's my turn to share a tutorial with you all at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!
There are so many requests if I can show you how I colour my sky with clouds.
So I decided to do that.
Remember, there's no right or wrong, only your own interpretation and creativity!
 You can click on the image to enlarge. Sorry for the reddish photo's!

We start with stamping the image on good colouringpaper. I use Neenah cardstock, but it will work on other too! I've used "Icy Fairy" for the example.

First step: I draw some clouds with my C0 marker. I like to have them "flat" underneath the cloud and fluffy on the top. I always try to have 3 or 5 clouds on an image. The results are the best if parts of (some) clouds are behind the image, that way the image pops. I draw the clouds bigger at the top of my image than the clouds on the bottom. (They are much further away)

If you are happy with the clouds, you can create shades in the notches with your C3.

Blend your C3 out with your C1 marker and look at those clouds, they are coming alive!

The last step for the clouds: create some extra shading at the bottom of the clouds with your C0 marker. The clouds are ready!

Now we have to fill in the sky. We start with B00 around the image (not in the clouds of course) and flick to the outside.

Blend it out with B000 and add some extra long parts of sky between the clouds.

Blend it out with B0000 and fill in the white parts with it. And now your image is ready!

This is the image when it's totally coloured up

I hope this was clear, if not, please ask your questions. I would be happy to help you!

woensdag 19 november 2014

Wonderful Wednesday: Merry Christ-mouse!

Hi everyone!

As always, it's anything goes!

We want EVERYONE to be able to play along so your submission can use ANY stamp and can be any theme, any style, any design and it can be a card, a scrapbook page, an altered item....you name it!!  It must be a NEW creation and you can enter on this post until October 21st at midnight!  At the end of the month one random winner will be chosen from all the submissions for the whole month and will receive a $20 Gift Card to the shop!!!  What do you think.....wanna WIN??  Let's see your krafty stuff!!

I've made this card with an older paperpad from Dovecraft "Merry Magic".
I love the bright colours in that paperpad, so it's one of my favourites!

I've used this stamp from the set "Merry Christ-mouse!" from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps.

Hope you will join us!

dinsdag 18 november 2014

There's magic in the air!

Hallo iedereen,

Onlangs kwam ik deze prachtige digi tegen van Helena Reis en ik kon echt niet wachten om er mee te beginnen! Ze ziet er zo lieflijk uit en houdt blijkbaar enorm van lezen, ze geniet er echt van!
Ik denk dat iedereen wel iemand kent die graag leest, dus zo'n kaartje komt toch altijd wel van pas.
Ik had nog een papierblokje liggen waar ik nog nooit iets mee gedaan had, zonde! Dus ik heb er meteen maar werk van gemaakt.

Als basis heb ik een mal gebruikt met die leuke scallops en daarop mijn wit en designpapier gemat. Deze kaart is iets kleiner dan ik normaal werk, nl 14 x 14 cm.
Nog enkele stukjes designpapier gemat en opgekleefd, 2 vlindertjes gestansd, een strik gemaakt en als afwerking hier en daar nog wat pareltjes toegevoegd.

Aan de hand van het papierblokje mijn Copickleuren gekozen, het geel in het papier is eerder geel-groen dan echt geel, dus wist ik meteen dat ik in de YG serie moest gaan zoeken.

Hier de gebruikte Copic kleuren:
Huid: E13, E11, E00, E000, R32, R20
Haar/zwarte strepen op het pakje: N9, W7, W5, W3, W1
Blauwe bril/boeken: N7, B29, B26, B24, B23, B12
Gele boeken/strepen in pakje: YG23, YG03, YG00, Y02
Vleugels: B34, B32, B00 
Boekenplank: N7, N5, N3, N1
Schaduw: W7, W5, W3, W1

Verder heb ik nog een accent gelegd op de vleugels met de Molotow marker.


zondag 16 november 2014

Krafty hop: You colour my world!

Hi everyone!

We're so excited! It’s our NOVEMBER RELEASE Day at KRAFTIN' KIMMIE STAMPS!! And we’re celebrating with a KRAFTY HOP!! So grab yourself a cuppa joe, sit back and be prepared for some krafty eye kandy! We're going to inspire your creations with our fun, new WINTER stamps!
Over the last few days in our Krafty Peeks, we have shared lots of FUN new stamps from all our artists for our November release! We know these new stamps will inspire you to make fabulous wintry creations!! We’ve got an adorable new special edition Krafty Day set called COLOUR MY WORLD plus the coordinating TOTE BAG!! There's a supah cute new kids set from Cheryl called SNOW MUCH LOVE! And of course, we are SO excited to share TWO new WINTER FAIRY stamp sets from Annie called....ICY FAIRY and SNOWBALL FAIRY!

You will get to see ALL of the new images today as you sit back and enjoy our NOVEMBER Krafty Hop! As you hop from blog to blog, be sure to leave a comment at each and every stop because one lucky stamper will win a $10 gift card!! When you’re done hoppin’, be sure to head over to the Kraftin’Kimmie shop, because ALL the new rubber stamp sets are available NOW! And don't forget...if you NEED it all, we have a Gimme Kimmies Kit which features ALL the new November stamps at a discount!! But only for a limited time!
Now let's celebrate with our NEW RELEASE and get hoppin' and shoppin'!!

zaterdag 15 november 2014

Kraftin' Kimmie Peeks day 3: "Snow much love!"

Hey everyone!! 
Welcome back to day THREE of our NOVEMBER Kraftin' Kimmie Peeks!!! Have you been enjoying the peeks so far?? All of our brand new rubber stamp sets will be released TONIGHT!
Today we are SO thrilled to share the newest set of super cute kiddos by artist CHERYL GRANT! This adorable set features our kids Lexi, Lucas and Lulu having some winter fun and is called SNOW MUCH LOVE!! This fun set includes FIVE main images plus NINE, yes I said NINE awesome sentiments!!

This week our challenge hostess is TANGII! And her challenge is ANYTHING GOES!! So create a card, scrapbook page or altered item with any stamp but if you use a Kraftin' Kimmie stamp you'll double your chances to WIN!! Use any sketch, any design, any embellishments because Anything Goes! Have some krafty fun and join us this week because we'd LOVE to see your KKS designs. We hope you can play along for your chance to WIN a $10 Gift Certificate to use on ANYTHING you want in the shop!! Wanna win??

I've used the paper from Teresa Collins "Candy Cane"
Are you planning to join us for our LIVE ONLINE RELEASE PARTY!!! Hope you can join us for all the fun and excitement and prizes TONIGHT beginning at 6pm EDT!! Hope you can come hang out with the Krafty Girls!
All the Krafty Girls and Guests listed below have lots of super FUN designs to show you featuring these awesome new stamps from Cheryl! And while you're hopping around, be sure to leave a comment because we are giving away a gift card!!! You could WIN some Krafty $$$ to spend at the shop!!!! {This winner will be announced at the party tonight!}

Happy hoppin'!

vrijdag 14 november 2014

Kraftin' Kimmie Peeks day 2: Icy Fairy

Hi everyone!
Welcome back for Day TWO of the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps NOVEMBER previews!!! The girls are having a FAIRY fun time playing with two MORE new sparkly new Moonlight Whispers stamp sets by Annie Rodrigue!! You loved the two from the last release so we have no doubt you'll love these pixies too!!
Today the Krafty Girls and guests are thrilled to share with you....ICY FAIRY and SNOWBALL FAIRY!! You'll find so many gorgeous creations on today's hop featuring both new images and sentiments from the sets! We know you are just going to LOVE these awesome ladies and be inspired by all the incredible designs!! Each set comes with the fabulous fairy image stamp, plus coordinating sentiments!!

For this card I've used "Icy Fairy" and the paper is from Bo Bunny "Snow day collection". I've used glossy accents on the ice and her eyes. 

Below you will find all the Krafty Girls & Guests 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 some $$ to the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Shop!! Woohoo!!!

ALL of our NOVEMBER stamps will be available on Saturday night at the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Shop!!! Be sure to join us for an hour of celebrating the new stamp sets, fun and prizes at our LIVE ONLINE RELEASE PARTY!! Come hang out with the Krafty Girls, Guests and me!!

Happy hoppin'!!

donderdag 13 november 2014

Kraftin' Kimmie Peeks day 1!

Hey everyone!! 
Welcome to day ONE of our NOVEMBER Kraftin' Kimmie Peeks!!! We have so many goodies in store for you and we've been dyin' to share them! So here we GO!!
Today we're doing something kind of special! Each time we have a Krafty Day Krop event, I produce a special edition stamp set for the participants! Everyone at this year's event LOVED the new COLOUR MY WORLD set which features the main image of Lexi colouring with her copic markers!! It also has TWO coordinating sentiments! This image can also be found on our NEW special edition TOTE BAGS!! We are also celebrating our past Krafty Day stamp sets today, so you'll see some of them along the way as well! They include The Krafty StamperKrafty Katastrophe and Best Friends!!

For this card I've used "Krafty Katastrophe" and I love that image! I have a cat and I love her! It made me think of her, the cats want to play with all our krafty stuff. The paper is an old paperpad from MME.

Are you planning to join us for our LIVE ONLINE RELEASE PARTY!!! Hope you can join us for all the fun and excitement and prizes on Saturday night beginning at 6pm EST!! Be sure to come hang out with the Krafty Girls and Guests! ALL the new stamp sets we're previewing this week, plus the tote bag, will be released at 7pm EST!
All the Krafty Girls and Guests listed below have lots of super FUN designs to show you featuring this awesome new stamp from Cheryl Grant and matching Tote Bag! And while you're hopping around, be sure to leave a comment at each and every stop because we are giving away a gift voucher!!! You could WIN some Krafty $$$ to spend at the shop!!!! {This winner will be announced at the party!}

Happy hoppin'!

vrijdag 7 november 2014

Supersized sale: Kit and clowder's new online class!

Welcome back to another week of fabulous
And this weekend is a SUPERSIZED SALE!! Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps is a proud sponsor of Kit & Clowder
and we are happy to help Alyce celebrate the release of her NEW online colouring class!!  It's all about ANIMALS!
 So, I've put over 40 of our fave ANIMAL stamp sets
on special 25-50% OFF just for the weekend! 
There are also LOTS of new paper pads in the shop plus restocks of EZmount,White Poster Paint Pens, Liquid Applique and more!  Get ready for your holiday creations!

Here are just a FEW of my cards featuring 

some of the sets on SPECIAL this weekend:

My favourite set from Thais:

woensdag 5 november 2014

Old fashion

Hi everyone! 

It's my turn again, Deborah, to show you one of my latest creations.
For this card I've used a stamp from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps, I love these old fashion, classy clothes! Those dresses are amazing! 
I've used my favourite Copic colours for this one.

The card is 15 x15 cm and I've used a butterfly border on the top of the card. I've used 3 designpapers  from the paperpad and added some flowers, lace, ribbon and a button. 

The Copic colours I've used:
skin: E13, E11, E00, E000, R20
hair: E19, E17, E13, E11
dress and hat: W7, BG49, BG15, BG13, BG11, BG10
umbrella and feathers: R89, R85, R83, R81, RV10
background/bows: E43, E41
eyeshadow/ground: W7, W5, W3
Eyes: E35

Thank you for stopping by!


maandag 3 november 2014

Colourstock: Best wishes!

Hallo iedereen!

Vandaag is het weer mijn beurt om iets te mogen posten op het Colourstock blog.
Deze keer heb ik een stempel gekozen van Tiddly Inks, ik vind dit zo'n schatje!
Het doet me denken aan de geweldige kindertijd die we gehad hebben, toen we vrij, onbezorgd en vrolijk door het leven konden gaan. 

Ik heb vrolijk papier gebruikt die ook doet denken aan de natuur. Als je die potjes ziet met een dekseltje, er zijn zoveel kindjes die zo insecten bestuderen! Ik vond het wel passen. Aan de hand van dit papier heb ik ook mijn kleurkeuze bepaald.

Zoals meestal van mij is dit een kaart van 15x15 cm en het designpapier mat ik ook altijd. De basis designpapier heb ik in 2 delen gedaan. Ik heb een bordermal gebruikt voor mijn strookje designpapier over de lengte en natuurlijk is mijn afbeelding ook gemat op een stansje.  Om af te werken nog wat bloemen, een beetje kant en 2 kantklosjes, lintje en een parel.

De Copic kleuren die ik gebruikt heb:
Huid: E13, E11, E00, E000, R20
Haar/tak: E59, E37, E35, E33, E31
Roze trui: R89, R85, R83, R81, RV10
Blauwe broek: B37, B34, B32
Vogeltjes: Y17, Y15, Y11 (YR16 voor het snaveltje)
Bladeren: G28, YG67, YG17, YG13, YG11
Achtergrond: C3, C1, C0, B00, B000, B0000

Tot de volgende!

zaterdag 1 november 2014

Glitter and glamour!

Hi everyone!

It's already november the first and we all know what that means, Christmas is coming!!!
Time to start with your Christmas cards, and isn't that the perfect time to use your glitter?

This time I'm the hostess for the challenge and of course it's "Glitter and glamour!"
So create a card, scrapbook page or altered item with a Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamp or any other stamp and be sure to use glitter on your work!!! Pull out those fabby stamps and play along! Have some krafty fun and join us this week!!

For this card I've used "Sparkle Fairy" from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps and the beautiful paper from Carta Bella "Winter Fun". It's my favourite christmaspaper ever!! I've embossed a crown with golden embossing powder for the extra touch of glamour.

I embossed the outside of the ovalpaper with embossingpowder and added stickles to the wings, eyelids and stars from the "Sparkle Fairy"

I hope you'll join us!