Saturday, 3 February 2018

Paperbabe Challenge - Dots Theme - Dillon Hatter

Hiya and Welcome Back to my Blog

Today I am sharing with you my Design Team Make for this Fortnight's Paperbabe Challenge over on the Team Blog

The Theme this fortnight is Dots, you can interpret this in any way you choose and if you enter over on the Team Blog you could WIN up to £20* of Paperbabe Products

Here is a Picture of what I created for the Challenge using 'Dillon Hatter' as my main focal point

I used a page from an old dictionary with some interesting words on which I fixed down onto the fancy card blank using Decomache Glue, I then inked through a Dotty Template using 'Milled Lavendar' and 'Seedless Preserves' Distress Inks. I love this template because it has many different sizes of Dot so you can really build up details. 

I stamped 'Dillon Hatter' onto plain white cardstock and coloured him using coloured pencils, using colours to match into the spots on the small piece of cardstock I used as a layer over the background. I love how he turned out because 'The Hatter' always wears such outrageous outifts

I stamped some words from the 'Just Because' Sentiment set all separately because you can with Our Kim's clever designing skills so you can make up sentiments to your own needs as the words you want to use  you can't alway find in the normal sentiment sets around on the high street. I spelt out. 'Just BECAUSE you make me smile' and this card I've made to give to my Boyfriend.... We have only been together since early December but he does make me smile every day.

I stamped the 'Curiouser & Curiouser' sentiment from the 'Mayleedee in Wonderland set, just because I love it... I am a huge Alice fan and all the quoted from the book inspire me daily which is when when i changed my name by Deedpoll last month I had to add 'Alyce' in as my middle name 

I added more spots using the Tiny 'Dot Clusters' from the 'Birthday Wishes' set and black ink.

To finish I just had to fussy cut 'Dillon Hatter', matt&layer all the pieces, ink the edges and then piece it all together.

I really like how the card turned out and I hope my Boyfriend will like it too as I am giving it to him today when I go away with him for the Weekend... this is becoming a regular thing now that we stay at each others houses at weekends because I live in Harlow and He lives in Frinton-on-Sea, both are in Essex luckily but still a long old trek to see each other each week... and of course I prefer staying at his as its so close to the Sea. The sea air has always made me feel so much better from when I was really young to now.

Paperbabe Products used in my Project:

*So, if you use Paperbabe Stamps in your projects you have the chance to win £20 of Paperbabe Stamps, otherwise the prize will be £10.

Please enter your fabulous projects in the linkup! on the Team Blog
Challenge ends: 16th Feb 2018
Thank you for joining in!

Thanks You so much for visiting my Blog Today, please do come back again soon as I will be making again more often now that I am finally under the right treatment from the doctors so my enthusiasum for making things is returning!!! Best News Ever!

Krafty Hugs xx

Friday, 19 January 2018

Paperbabe Challenge 'Picture Inspiration' Ultra Violet - Design Team Post

Hiya and welcome to my Blog - It has been a long time since I have posted anything here as I have had a few medical issues but all is good now so I am back and what better way to come back than with a Brilliant Challenge with Paperbabe Stamps

This Fortnight the Challenge is a Picture Inspiration Challenge, you can create anything you like inspired by the pictures below or the colours, any project you like but please do link up on the Paperbabe Stamps Blog for your entry to be entered for a change to Win up to £20* of Paperbabe Products

So, it's time to create anything inspired by the picture... this years colour is ultra violet so 'Our Kim' thought it would be fun to use. Use the picture or colours as inspiration!
As always be sure you use at least one paperbabe stamps product in your creations, and HAVE FUN

Here are some pictures of my Design Team Project for the Challenge

I was inspired to create my Favourite Character from a very famous DC Comics Movie 'The Suicide Squad' - 'Harley Quinn' I just love her so much. I created her using Templates and Stamps all available from the Paperbabe Etsy Shop

Female Portrait Templates 'Head & Torso' & 'Wavy Bunches' and 'Female Face Stamps'. Her untra violet roses background was made using 2 of the roses from the rose border stamp set and the 'Your Sparkle has not gone unnoticed' quote stamp 

watercolours were used for the roses backgroundwhich I built up using an older set from Paperbabe Stamps - the Roses Border set of red rubber stamps

I wanted to show that you dont always need the most expensive pencils available to create a shaded hair look so i used a set of 12 double-ended (so 24 colours) of Crayola Pencils that i got cheaply in my local Supermarket 

I am really happy with how the project turned out

Here is another close up of her pencil coloured hair - I love how using a black pencil under the colours adds some depth and texture to her hair

We would all love to see your entries in the challenge - so go get those craft materials out and ready to play, have fun

The challenge post will go live on Paperbabestamps blog on
Friday 19th Jan at 10am(UK/gmt).

you will have 2 weeks to enter your Beautiful Projects over on the Paperbabe Challenge Blog

*So, if you use Paperbabe Stamps in your projects you have the chance to win £20 of Paperbabe Stamps, otherwise the prize will be £10.

Please enter your fabulous projects in the linkup!
Challenge ends: 2nd Feb 2018
Thank you for joining in!
Thanks you so much for visiting my Blog today
Krafty Hugs xx

Friday, 3 November 2017

Thanks for visiting today, I hope you had a wonderful Halloween 

Over at Paperbabe Stamps Blog we hope you can find a moment to join in with this fortnights challenge which is a lovely and fun...

"Anything Goes"

I know it's a favourite...
so create anything that you've always wanted to try!

Paperbabe Stamps Challenges are open to everyone...
As usual you are welcome to combine with other challenges.
Please be sure to link your project below for a chance to win Paperbabe Stamps Gift worth up to £20*

Here are a few pics of my Design Team Inspiration Project for this fortnight's challenge

*So, if you use Paperbabe Stamps in your projects you have the chance to win £20 of Paperbabe Stamps, otherwise the prize will be £10.

Please enter your fabulous projects over the Challenge Post!
Challenge ends: 17th November 2017
Thank you for joining in!

Friday, 13 October 2017

New Release Day - Paperbabe Stamps - Christmas Nativity & MDF Angels

Hiya and Welcome to my Blog

This Week has been really exciting over in Kraft Korner as I have had the Privilege to be working with the New Release Stamps and Fibreboard Shapes from the Nativity Collection and the Paper Angels Collection
by the Amazing Kim at Paperbabe Stamps

The New Products are now Available to buy over at the Paperbabe Stamps Etsy Shop

These little characters are so so so cute and I have loved putting them together and hand painting them to show to you all today


Look at their Gorgeously Cute little faces. I had so much fun painting in the details and bringing them to life using my Acrylic Paints

I glued together the body's and then painted over all of the pieces using white gesso primer. Once dry I gave them a few coats of white acrylic paint. When fully dry I used the co-ordinating stamp set and versafine ink to to add all the outlines and details. I then hand painted all of the pieces to add all the colours, shading and detailing until I was completely happy with all of them. I then finished glueing all the pieces together; all the animals heads to their body's and all the little accent pieces like crowns, gifts, shepherds crook etc

The following photo's show close ups of some of the characters I love the little cows and sheep

I also had a lot of fun creating this Angel using an older Favourite from the Paperbabe Stamps Shop, The Paper Angel's Stamp Set and the New MDF Shapes that co-ordinate

Such a lovely set to work with - I stamped the Angel Stamps onto MDF Shapes that I had pre-painted using white gesso primer and white acrylic paint. 

I chose to use the side flowy dress but you do get the choice of dress shapes in each package of the MDF Shapes which match up perfectly with the dress shape options in the stamp set. Each package of MDF Shapes has a different style of hair which match up with the hair shape options of the stamp set, I am using one of the long wavy hair styles.

I really enjoyed painting all the details using my acrylic paints, especially the Hair, which has always been my favourite part of any character I either paint or colour

I hope you liked having a look at the projects I have made for the New Release Stamps and MDF Shapes that are now available to buy from the Paperbabe Stamps Etsy Shop

Thanks You so much for your Visit and I hope you will join me here again soon for more of my Krafty Korner Adventures with Kraft

Krafty Hugs
Please do go check out the Paperbabe Stamps Blog to see the Gorgeous Project's by Our Kim 
and also the links to the Design Team Blogs

Wednesday, 11 October 2017

Paperbabe Stamps - October Sneak Peek time...

We have a few new stamps planned to release this month, yay it has been too long since our Kim has designed some new stamps and she thought it was a great time of year to get started on our christmas Holiday projects!

Here are a few sneak peeks of what's to come!

An adorable stamp set based on our Kim's adorimal animal set, although this one is a cute nativity, with all the characters and adorable animals too.
THEN to coordinate our Kim has designed this substrates kit so you can create your very own free standing nativity scene, along with Star trees.
This is a little random but Kim wanted to include a few smaller stamps in the Paperbabe Stamps range.
These Angels are coordinating substrate kits to go with the already released PaperAngel stamp set, wait untill you see the stunning ornaments you can make with these.
And to finish a small set of doodles stars, perfect to add a little decoration, pattern and detail.

Thanks for visiting, pop by tomorrow for the reveal, and Friday we will have an array of samples.

Also, there's still a few days left in the
ends 13th Oct

As well as our

Enjoy a wonderfully creative day!
  Krafty Hugs

Friday, 22 September 2017

Don't be Afraid to Sparkle - Paperbabe Stamps Challenge - Picture Inspiration

Hiya and Welcome to my Blog

I'm so sorry that I have not been around much of late... I have been quite down but I am slowly starting to pick myself back up 

Today is a Challenge Day over at the Paperbabe Stamps Blog so the Team has been busy making pretties to share with you

The theme of the Challenge is a 'Picture Inspiration'

Paperbabe Stamps Challenges are open to everyone...
As usual you are welcome to combine with other challenges.
Please be sure to link your project below for a chance to win Paperbabe Stamps Gift worth up to £20*
You can create any project you like as long as it is inspired by the picture below or the colour scheme etc.

Here's the Picture inspiration...for the challenge 

For my Design Team Project I have picked out the colours from the colour scheme to use in my project. I made a cute little easel card that could be used for any occasion

 I picked out a patterned backing paper, complementary coloured cardstock in colours similar to the colour scheme and some silver mirror board for layering.

I created the easel card using a 6x6 cardblank and half of another 6x6 cardblank this time with a scalloped edge. 

The Backing paper I chose to use is A5 and I managed to make this card using only one sheet. First I trimmed a piece to a few mm smaller than the 6x6 cardblank to use on the base of the easel card i then layered using a green cardstock and silver mirror board. For the card front I trimmed a piece of lavendar cardstock to a few mm smaller than the scalloped edge, I then layered with silver mirror board. I trimmed the offcut from the A5 backing paper and attached to the left side of the card front.

I made the easel stopper using offcuts from the cardstock and papers, layer on top of each other and fixed in place using foam tape to created the raised stopper.

for the topper I cut a piece of linen cardstock which I then make an inky painty background using sage and pink inkpads, a waterbrush and an ink blender tool. I then stamped the Large Butterfly solid stamp (from the 'Butterfly Peridae' set) at a jaunty angle using a mauve ink. I added a sparkle trail using wet glue and dazzle dust glitter. I inked the edges using versamark ink which I then dipped into Snowflake Tinsel' embossing powder which i then heated using a heat gun.

I stamped and embossed the Large Butterfly details stamp (also from 'Butterfly Peridae') using versamark and the same embossing powder as before onto vellum. I fussy cut the butterfly, shaped the wings with a bone folder tool to created depth. i attached over the butterfly i had stamped previously using wet glue. The vellum butterfly gives the ellusion of movement to the wings. for the body i used a few little wooden substrate pieces from the 'Mixed Media blank accessories' pack. 

To finish I stamped the 'Don't be Afraid to Sparkle' sentiment stamp and the little antenae using grey ink.

I fixed the finished topper to the card front using foam tape for dimension.

So, it's time to create anything, use the picture or colours as inspiration as always be sure you use at least one paperbabe stamps product in your creations, HAVE FUN, and don't forget to link your project over on the Paperbabe Blog

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*So, if you use Paperbabe Stamps in your projects you have the chance to win £20 of Paperbabe Stamps, otherwise the prize will be £10.

Please enter your fabulous projects on the Paperbabe Stamps Blog
Challenge ends: 
Thank you for joining in!

Friday, 15 September 2017

Male Portrait Substrates - Paperbabe Stamps Etsy Shop Release

Hiya and welcome to my Blog

Today over at Paperbabe Stamps the recently released on Hochanda 'Male Substrates' are today re-released into the Paperbabe Stamps Esty Shop

They are so much fun to put together and to decorate with any medium that you choose

Today I am sharing with you my project using some of the Male Substrates and lots of chalky paints and coloured pencils teamed with the matching Male Portrait Face stamps also from Paperbabe

First I painted all the pieces with white gesso primer. Once dry I then mixed up some nice blue colours for his shirt and jumper which I then painted over the gesso. I made a nice flesh tone for his face and neck and a light brown for his hair. Once I had painted all the pieces with 2 coats I left everything to dry.

I then stamped the shirt using the 'design a knit' background stamp using a dark shade of blue chalky ink pad. And painted some details like the v-neck using the ink residue left over on  the stamp with water and a paintbrush.

I stamped the eyes, nose, mouth and details using the 'male portrait face stamp's' I then painted in details like eyelids and blended in his nose using slightly darker shades of the flesh tone paint I had mixed by adding a tiny but of brown to the previous flesh tone.

Once dry I used coloured pencils to add sharing and depth to his face and hair. I love how the texture of his hair came out.

Please check out the Paperbabe Esty shop to see all the new substrates that are now available, lots of different hair styles and accessories to create any styles you like.

Thanks you so much for visiting my blog today, come back soon for more projects from me

Krafty Hugs Xx
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