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Card: Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps Too Cute To Spook!

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps - Too Cute To Spook 2 - www.markergeek.com

When thumbing through my stamp collection for Halloween images recently I couldn’t quite believe I had neglected this little cutie! She is an older release from Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps, but I believe she is still available. I had some fun colouring her up and creating a simple but fun card to pop her on.

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Step By Step: Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps Dragon Queen No Line Colouring

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps - Dragon Queen - www.markergeek.com

Today I’m returning to an old love – Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps! I have been completely smitten with their recent releases and particularly the stamp I used on today’s card. Annie Rodrigue is a firm favourite of mine, and I love her darker illustrations the best.

I decided to take some progress photos while colouring Dragon Queen, to illustrate my colouring process when working on an image using the “No Line Colouring” technique. I’ve put together a step by step guide which you will find below, along with the marker colour palette. I hope that you find these resources useful in your own colouring adventures. If you like them, let me know and I will do my best to bring you more in future.

NOTE: this blog post contains some large images.

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Hopping with Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps – March 2013 Release!

I’m happy to be joining in with the Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps blog hop this month as a guest.  Told you I wouldn’t be abandoning KKS completely. ;-)

When I saw the stamps being released this time, I fell in love, hard!  I have a thing for more traditional fairy/sprite images, and the Annie Rodrigue stamps being released today are perfect!  Love them.

The stamps are now available direct from Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps in Canada,
and also from me in the UK at Quixotic Paperie!

Don’t forget to visit all the blogs on today’s hop (see the list by clicking on the blue frog at the end of my post), as Kimmie will be giving away some stamps!

So, of course, I chose to showcase one of the new sprites on today’s card.  This is ISADORA.

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I stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Make it Colour Blending Card and coloured with ShinHan Touch Twin Markers.

The paper is from my scrap box, I believe it was by Memory Box.  The gorgeous die cut branches are the Dies by SCACD – Breezy Branches Statement Corner die, which I am in love with – you could easily cut the diecuts up and use the branches behind flowers etc too! Lots of possibilities.

That’s it from me!  Click on the blue frog and go hopping!

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Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps – February Release Hop & A Farewell

You may have heard that there’s a new Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps release out now.  If not, time to get up to speed, and what better way than to join in with the release day hop?

Before I tell you all about the release, I have some news.  I’ve been lucky enough to have been a Krafty Girl right from the start, and it has been wonderful sharing Kimmie’s krafty journey with her awesome stamp company.  It has been a real pleasure to work with Kimmie and all the Krafty Girls, so it was a tough decision to make, but the time has come for me to step down and take a breather.  Today’s card is my last as a Krafty Girl, although it certainly won’t be my last KKS card!  Thanks for having me Kimmie, it has been a blast.

*sniffle*

This month’s release is filled with fun.  There are some brilliant literary characters from Annie Rodrigue, more cuties from Cheryl Alger and Emilie Goulet, plus trinkets and more!

The stamps are now available direct from Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps in Canada,
and also from me in the UK at Quixotic Paperie!

On my card today you can see the awesome Sherlock Holmes image illustrated by Annie Rodrigue.  I thoroughly enjoyed colouring him, and he is perfect for a male card or indeed a card for any fan of Sherlock Holmes!

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He of course, comes with the perfect sentiment, which I have used part of here.

I stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Make it Colour Blending Card and coloured with a combination of ShinHan Touch Twin Markers and Copic Markers.

To join in with the hop, click the blue frog below to see the links!  Don’t forget to comment along the way!

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Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps Challenge: You’re The Main Attraction!

Today brings a new Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps Challenge.  This week our hostess is the lovely Jessie and she has asked us to EMBELLISH IT!  She wants to see THREE embellishments on everyone’s cards/projects this week.

I tend to find challenges fairly tricksy.  I’m very much a “freestyle” girl, I don’t like working to a plan, so I tend to get all itchy and fidgety when working on challenge cards.  The strange thing, I usually end up really liking how they turn out!  This challenge was particularly tricky because (in case you hadn’t noticed) I don’t tend to use a lot of embellishments.  That’s actually quite funny, since I have an incredible stash of them. ;)

Anyway, here’s my card for the challenge, featuring RUBY THE RINGMISTRESS from the Circus Girls release (also available in the UK at Quixotic Paperie).  It still ended up pretty clean and simple in style, as I used 1. a die cut sentiment (the sentiment stamp comes with Ruby) 2. a heart shaped button and 3. some small crystal gems around the image.

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You’ll notice that I also played with my sewing machine again.  I had forgotten how much I love the finished look stitching can give, so you can expect to see more of this from me now I’ve rediscovered it. ;)

I stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Make it Colour Blending Card and coloured with ShinHan Touch Twin Markers. The designer paper is from an older Bo Bunny collection.  I’m doing pretty well at the moment, using up my vast hoard of scraps and papers.  There’s still a long way to go, but I’m not adding to it at the moment, so hopefully I’ll actually manage to downsize a bit!  The sentiment and mat were diecut using MFT Die-Namics Fishtail Flags STAX.

I hope you’re having a great weekend.  Make sure you stop by the Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps challenge blog and join in – we love seeing your creations, and of course if you play along using a KKS stamp you could win the stamp featured on our hostess Jessie’s challenge card!

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps - Computer Nerd - www.quixoticcards.com

Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps Release Hop: Talk Nerdy To Me!

Today is of course the big release celebration hop for the latest Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps release.  The Krafty Girls are showing off a whole load of inspiration featuring the new stamps, so come and join us!

The new release is now available direct from Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps OR in the UK from Quixotic Paperie !

My card today features another of the new Annie Rodrigue images – COMPUTER NERD.  This card is now living on Paul’s desk. ;)

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps - Computer Nerd - www.quixoticcards.com

Teehee!

I stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Make it Colour Blending Card and coloured with ShinHan Touch Twin Markers. I used a piece of designer paper from my overflowing scrap drawers, and also some SU Denim ribbon.  The image layer was diecut using the largest die from the Spellbinders Wavy Rectangles set.

INLINKZ LIST FOR HOPPING: Click the blue frog to see the list!

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps - Gamer Girl - www.quixoticcards.com

Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps Release & Challenge: A Little Something Different From Me!

Have you been following along with the previews this week from Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps?  Unfortunately I didn’t have time to join in for all of the preview days (much as I would have liked to), but the rest of the Krafty Girls have been showing off some awesome inspiration with all the new stamps!

Today we’re showcasing the latest Moonlight Whispers releases by Annie Rodrigue, and they are a LOT of FUN!  This month Annie has gone all NERDY, which of course totally speaks to me. ;)

Make sure you visit all the Krafty Girl blogs for today’s preview (see Inlinkz list at the bottom of this post) and leave a comment on each, as you could win some of the new stamps being released!

PLUS if you join in with the challenge this week using a Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps image, you could win the stamp featured on this week’s hostess’ project.  The challenge this week is nice and easy – ANYTHING GOES!  Check out the challenge blog HERE.

One of my personal goals this year is to take more photos and to do more with those photos.  I also want to document things.  I’m not really one for scrapbooking in the embellished, flowery sense (although I have been known to oooh and aaah over other people’s work), so Project Life is ideal for me.  I won’t be doing a formal daily/weekly spread, I’ll be doing something more casual that fits me, which is what Project Life is all about.

The new stamp GAMER GIRL was ideal for one of my “About Me” spreads, which I am currently working on.  I am (and have always been) a gamer.  I play video games and I also play fantasy board games.

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps - Gamer Girl - www.quixoticcards.com

Isn’t she awesome?  LOVE.  She was pretty quick to colour too, as I kept things fairly simple.

I stamped the image and sentiment with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Make it Colour Blending Card and coloured with ShinHan Touch Twin Markers.  I embellished with MFT Die-Namics Photo Corners die cuts.

Here she is with the Project Life spread I’m working on:

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps - Gamer Girl - www.quixoticcards.com

I think I’m going to have a lot of fun embellishing my Project Life pages with coloured images this year!

FUN RELEASE NEWS: tonight we’re having the first ever Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps RELEASE PARTY!  It will take place on the Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps Facebook page and you’re all invited!  All the fun starts at 6pm EST, and you’ll get to hang out and chat with the Krafty Girls.  I’m hoping to stay awake long enough to join in (I’m feeling a little better today), so hopefully I will see you there.

INLINKZ LIST FOR HOPPING: Click the blue frog to see the list!

Bellariffic Friday Special – Thinking of Cathabella!

This week’s Bellariffic Friday is all about Cathabella.  Our theme was to create a “Thinking of You” card.  I went with a cheery bright image and colour combo, because Cathabella is so sweet and positive.

I used Caitlyn is Having a Cupcake Party.

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I stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Make it Colour Blending Card and coloured with ShinHan Touch Twin Markers.

We will be back in January with more Bellariffic Friday fun!

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps - Christmas is Love - www.quixoticcards.com/blog

Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps Challenge – Keep Cozy!

Time for another Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps challenge!  This week it’s my turn to be the hostess, and I want to see you KEEP COZY!  Create a card/project with a warm theme or warm colours.

Join in with us this week, using a Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps image and you could win the stamp featured on my card today!

I’m getting the warm fuzzies with one of my favourite releases from this year: Emilie Goulet’s “Christmas Is Love” (also available in the UK at Quixotic Paperie).

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps - Christmas is Love - www.quixoticcards.com/blog

I stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Make it Colour Blending Card and coloured with ShinHan Touch Twin Markers.  Designer paper is from the Fancy Pants Saint Nick 6×6 pad. For a little embellishment I used some ribbon and an MFT Die-Namics Scallop Ribbon Border diecut.

That’s it from me!  Time to go and finish off the last of my Christmas cards and get some gift tags made.  If only I had a helpful elf to lighten the load. ;-)

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps - Godiva - www.quixoticcards.com/blog

Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps December Hop – Enjoy the Show!

I hope you’ve been enjoying the Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps previews this week as much as I and the other Krafty Girls have enjoyed sharing them!  Today is of course, release day, and as usual we have a fun hop for you full of inspiration featuring the new release.

To recap, we have some fabulous new Circus themed Trinket Stamps, Annie Rodrigue’s brilliant Circus Girls, Party Monsters from Emilie Goulet and an adorable set of kids with pets – “Best Fur-iends” from Cheryl Alger!

The new release is now available direct from Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps OR in the UK from Quixotic Paperie !

On today’s card I have used another of the gorgeous Circus Girls by Annie Rodrigue – Godiva.

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps - Godiva - www.quixoticcards.com/blog

I kept the card simple to show off the beautiful image, and I also used the coordinating sentiment that goes with her.

I stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on Make it Colour Blending Card and coloured with ShinHan Touch Twin Markers.  No designer paper!  I used the MFT Die-Namics Fishtail Flags Layers STAX dies for the sentiment.

That’s all from me for now.  Make sure you hop along and check out the rest of the inspiration on show today.