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Friday, 31 October 2014

'Spook Us!!' - Halloween at Paperbabe



Hiya Happy Spooky Halloween Wishes To You All!

Over at Paperbabe our New Challenge today is 'Spook Us' eeeks so much fun all you need to enter is at least 1 Paperbabe Stamp or a Digi from the Shop you could win an amazing prize! Go on over to visit the Challenge Blog to see the Design Team examples and to see all the details about the Challenge.

For my Design Team example I have used 'Dillon Magic' this gorgeous stamp set is available in both Clear Stamp, Red Rubber and Digi Stamp - he really is so gorgeous


I have coloured him up using Derment Inktense Pencils and some Spectrum Noir Pencils for a change from copics as my poor pencils were feeling a bit neglected - I really enjoyed the change of medium


For something different to a card example I decorated a small paper bag for my eldest son for Trick or Treat tonight - he didnt want a treat bag at first but changed his mind when he saw it (I had ran out of the larger bags I used for his Brother and Sisters)

I chose some Digi Papers which I printed and trimed down to fit the front of the bag, I backed them onto Scratched Silver Board to strength the bag front. I stamped around the edge of the blue striped paper using a Large Watercolour Splat from the 'Watercolour Alphabet' stamps set. I also used this stamp to stamp around the edge of the Image topper.

The sentiment I stamped using the 'Watercolour Alphabet Capitals' stamp set.

To finish the bag I tied a ribbon through a skelleton charm and tied this to the bag handle.

I hope you like my Treat Bag and will visit again soon

Krafty Hugs Kerrie xx
Paperbabe DT

Thursday, 30 October 2014

Patchwork Pretties - Challenge entry for Creative Knockouts


Today Sassy Studio Designs are sponsoring a Challenge over at Creative Knockouts the challenge theme is 'Patchwork Pretties' so which Sassy Image did I chose? Sally Honey of course for her beautiful Patchwork Dress. I love her she is so spooky but in this card I have softened her with some pretty pastels to show that she isnt just for Halloween. I teamed he up with a lovely sentiment stamp from Visible Image about Friends being a Patchwork - such a lovely sentiment.


I coloured her to match my papers using Copic Markers

Hair: C8, C6, C4
Skin: E04, E11, E21, E00, E000
Eyes & Socks: B24, B21
Eyeshadow: YG63
Lips: R24, R22, R20
Shoes: C6, C4
Dress: YR04, YR02, R22, R20, YR000, B24, B21, C1, YG63, YG61


The papers I used were offcuts from my stash which I pieced together to form a patchwork background. I used a Halloween foam stamp set for the webs and spider, I used a quilted embossing folder for the layer behind the topper and I have used some silver mirror board for the matting. I used a piece of ric-rac ribbon and a silver spider charm in the top corner of the card. I added some dimension and texture with 2 circular die-cuts cut from pearlescent cardstock. A few gems from my stash finished the card nicely.

I hope you like my card and will check out the Challenge over at Creative Knockouts.

Dont forget to join the Sassy Studio Designs Facebook Group to join in all the Sassy Fun.

Krafty Hugs Kerrie xx
Sassy DT

I am entering this card into the Challenges below

creativeknockouts.blogspot.ca - Pretty Patchwork

Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Sassy Effie - for Pearls&Lace and Sketch Challenge



This post is for a Challenge that Sassy Studio Design's are sponsoring

The Challenge is from 'Digi Sketch Challenge' please follow the link below


The Challenge Theme is 'Sketch/Lace & Pearls' you can chose to follow the theme or the sketch or challenge yourself by following both.

For my Sassy Studio Design's DT entry I have used both as I love a Challenge

The Sassy Studio Design's Image I chose to use is...

Effie Trinket 2(scroll down to find Effie)


I coloured her using Copic Markers

Hair: E44, E43, E41
Skin: E04, E11, E21, E00, E000, R02
Dress & Flower: R22, R20
Skirt, Gloves & Shoes: YG67, YG63, YG61
Belt: E44, C6


I have used Digital Papers from my stash with layers of Pink Mirror Board.

I rounded the corners of my 8x8 card blank, backing paper and mirror board.

I have used pale pink organza ribbon and crochet lace for the 2 borders from the sketch I followed.

The square die i used is from Tonic, I fussy cut the Image out and fixed to the die cut panel to form the square in the centre of the sketch.

I used a circle sentiment stamp and some circular dies to make one of the circles to the side of  the sketch, with a big fabric flower and pearl for the other circle from the sketch.

By using crochet lace and a large pearl I have followed the Pearls & Lace theme as well.

I hope you like my card and will visit again soon

Dont forget to join in the Challenge for a chance to win some Digi Images from Sassy Studio Design's and stop by and join the Sassy Studio Design's facebook group to join in some more fun Challenges and keep up to date with everything new

Krafty Hugs Kerrie xx
Sassy DT




Wednesday, 22 October 2014

Sassy Witch for Sponsor's

Hiya over at Sassy Studio Designs we like to Sponsor Challenge Blogs

Today we are Sponsoring Penny's Challenges their theme is Polka Dots & Pearls

We are also Sponsoring Crabbie Moments of Craft their theme is Anything Goes & Halloween/Spellbound/Fairy Tales

I combined both Challenges into one card, a bit of 'two birds, one stone' theory

I have used 'Sassy Witch'


I coloured her using Copic Markers

Hair & Shoes: C10, C8, C6, C4
Skin: YG667, YG63, YG61
Lips: E09, E07, E04
Eyes: C4, C2
Dress & Hat: V09, V06, V01
Broom Handle: E35, E31
Broom Brush: E44, E43, E41


This 'Wicked' Halloween card fits the Halloween Theme perfectly then I tied in the Polka Dots using a stamp over a purple backing paper, Pearls I added to a Die-Cut under the topper.

I mixed it up a bit using Spider and Spiderweb stamps black in and some green distress inks.

The Sentiment Stamp is from Visible Image.

I chose these colours as they arent the traditional Halloween colours and I really like how they look together.

I added a Spider Charm using some jewellery wire.

I hope you like my card and that you will visit again soon

Krafty Hugs
Kerrie xx
Sassy DT

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

pennyschallenges.blogspot.co.uk - Polka Dots & Pearls
carabbiemomentsofcraft.blogspot.co.uk - Halloween/Spellbound/Fairy Tales
creativeknockouts.blogspot.ca  - Halloween

Sunday, 19 October 2014

Bat Queen Betty

Today I have been taking part in a Challenge over at Simply Betty Stamps Facebook Fan Group

There was a Freebie Image to use this weekend which was exclusive to Members of the Fan Group 
The Challenge has been a lot of Fun 

Her name is 'Bat Queen Betty' 




I coloured 'Bat Queen Betty' using mainly Copic Markers but also two Orange Promarkers because I do not have enough colours in my Copic collection just yet

Hair: C10, C8, C6, C4 also N5 with Terracota & Spice Promarkers
Skin: E04, E11, E21, E00, E000
Eyes: C3, C2
Lips: E09, E07, E04
Horns: C5, C3, C1
Wings: C10, C8, C6, C4
Tail: C10, C8
Corset: YR04 with Terracota & Spice Promarkers
Skirt: YR04, YR02 with Spice Promarker
Flames: Y27, YR09, Y38


I inked the edges of the topper using Spiced Marmalade & Black Soot distress inks and matted using black mirror board.

I stamped a spiderweb & Spider stamps (from Inkadinkado) repeatedly around and 8x8 card blank. Then built up some layers using black mirror board and dark orange backing paper which I stamped again using the spiderweb & spider stamps. I die cut a curcular die using Burnt Orange Coredinations cardstock which I inked through the die using black soot distress ink I cut this die cut in half and fixed half to opposite corners of the topper.

I created some texture with some cheese cloth and then attached the topper using foam tape. I choose some black Halloween peel off stickers (tree, bats, Boo! & eyes) to tie the card together

I hope you like my card and will visit again soon

Oh dont forget to join the Simply Betty Stamps facebook group because there will be another Challenge with a Freebie Image next week for you all to take part in (the Image is for Group Members only so please ask your friends to join the group and do not share the Image)

Krafty Hugs
Kerrie xxx

Saturday, 18 October 2014

Sassy Spooky New Release and Blog Hop

Eeeeeeks so excited such a brilliant post to get me started as a Design Team Member for Sassy Studio Designs a New Release Blog Hop

If you made it here from Our Lovely Guest DT Jamie's Blog then you are in the right place - if you have only just arrived please do start the hope from the beginning so you do not miss any of the gorgeous Design Team's Projects xx
 
The leaves have started to fall, the evenings are getting dark, Autumn is very much here but dont worry that means the fun of Halloween is near - and that is the theme of our New Sassy Images

Today we are showing off the New Sassy Images which you will be able to buy from the Sassy Studio Designs Shop

I have made a project using 'Monster Sassy - Medusa'


I coloured using my Copic Markers then added some depth to her face using Spectrum Noir Pencil


I added lots of layers and textures using a Halloween embossing folder, A circular diecut (from dark green mirror board), frayed burlap, cheese cloth and some diecut flourishes. I attached a mini glass bottle filled with little green gems and nail art caviar to look like a little bottle of potion. I have added some inky details using stamps and distress ink.

I hope you like my card and that you have fun on the Hop your next stop is the amazingly talented Misty's Blog

If you would like a chance to win all these wonderfully, sassy ghoulish creations be sure to visit and leave a comment on each design team members blog post as well as one on the Sassy Studio Designs blog and in the store over at http://sassystudiodesigns.blogspot.com
There will only be 1 winner so make sure to leave all your comments

We also be doing a live chat this evening, Saturday, October 18th 6pm to 8pm pst over at the party blog 

Thank You for visiting today
Krafty Hugs
Kerrie xx
Sassy DT

Guest Designer - Jamie Moore - http://craftygirl21.blogspot.com/

Friday, 17 October 2014

Paperbabe Picture Inspiration Challenge


Today begins a New Challenge over at Paperbabe Stamps Blog and the theme is a Colour Picture Inspiration and it's perfect for this time of year


I wanted to upcycle an Instant Mash Tin to use as a craft tool pot so using some lush Paperbabe Stamps and some of my craft stash this is what I did

 
I have used 'Mayleedee Witchily' stamp for the main image on my project which I have coloured using some of my Copic Markers


Hair: R27, R17, R08, YR07
Skin: E04, E11, E21, E00, E000
Eyes & Book: YG67, YG63
Lips: E09, E04
Hat: E44, E43, E41
Blouse & Hatband: E44, E43
Skirt: E43, E41
Cat: N5, N3, R02
Background: YR24, YR23, YR21


I trimmed a large piece of cream cardstock which I stamped using the Leaf stamp and some of the smaller Conker elements from the 'Completely Conkers' set in various shades of distress inks to match the colours in the Inspiration Picture, I also added a few speckles using pale distress ink and the small splat stamp from the 'Watercolour Alphabet' set.

I wrapped a strip of frayed burlap around the top of the tin for texture


Ive diecut the coloured Image using a circle die and matted this onto a diecut doily circle, I attahed this circlar topper to the front of the covered tin and embellished using some colour matching paper flowers and some diecut flourishes. Lastly I punched a tag wich I tapped on the sentiment from the 'Mayleedee Witchily' set and the Autum sentiment from the 'Completely Conkers' set

Don't forget to join in the Paperbabe Challenge over on the Blog and why not join the Facebook Paperbabe Fan Group

I hope you like my upcycling project and hope you visit again soon

Krafty Hugs
Kerrie x x
Paperbabe DT



Thursday, 16 October 2014

Exciting News and Teaser's

Eeeeks I'm so excited to be able to annouce to you some brilliant news I have been keeping this a secret for a while which has been hard not to say, but I'm now officially able to tell you all...

I was invited to join the Sassy Studio Designs Design Team by the very talented Lindsay Dyer

Now I have finally been able to tell you I'm on the Design Team I can now show you some Teaser's from this weekends New Release Images


They are a gorgeous collection of Monster Sassy's




Please do come back on Saturday to see my make for the New Release and to take part in a special New Release Blog Hop

Thank you for visiting to see my exciting news

Krafty Hugs
Kerrie x x


Thursday, 9 October 2014

October New Release Showcase day #3 at Paperbabe

Today it is time to showcase a new set of Digi Images over at Paperbabe Stamps BLOG

'Halloween Pin-Up'


In the set you get several different Images with varying Tattoo's/Clear Skin, with or without Cat, Full Body or Upper Body, in faint lines and full lines, so you many options for your projects

I chose to use the Faint Line Image with Black cat




I coloured her using Copic Markers I love faint line images with Copic's the faint line disappear and it softens the whole image. I chose colours to suit the dark papers I chose to use on my Art Tag

Copic Markers used

Hair: YG67, YG63, YG61, N5
Skin: E13, E11, E00, E000
Hat: C9, C7, C5
Corset & Boots: V09, V17, N5
Lace Edge on Corset: V20
Skirt: C6, C4, C2
Ribbon: V17
Tattoo & Lips: E09, E07, E04
Broom Handle: E37, E35, E31
Broom Brush: E44,  E43, E41


The sentiment 'Be-Witch-ing' is from 'Mayleedee Witchily' red rubber stamp set 

I used a Flourish Die and some Paper Flowers from my stash to embellish. I didnt want to be too fussy with the Tag as I wanted the Digi to be shown off more 

Dont forget to check out the Paperbabe Stamps BLOG to see Our Kim's projects and the links to the Design Teams projects which are amazing as always

Thank you for visiting today

Hugs Kerrie
Paperbabe DT
x x x

Wednesday, 8 October 2014

Paperbabe New October Stamp Release Showcase day #2

Hiya it is such an exciting week for us all at Paperbabe Stamps we are getting to Showcase the New Release Stamps for October 

Today is the turn of the New 'Watercolour Alphabet' stamp sets there are two sets Uppercase and Lowercase and they are gorgeous


I had a lot of inky fun with these stamps and my Distress Inkpads I love how the letters work together with their watercoloured partners - I love all the paint splats and elements too so much fun x

My Watercolour Alphabet example


Im a bit addicted to making my own backing papers using stamps so I have done that again for this card using some of the smaller paint splats from the lowercase set. I then attached this paper to a scallop edge cardblank. 
The main topper is stamped onto Watercolour Card I love the texture of this card and thought it would work lovely with the stamp set.
I have used a few shades Distress Inks on this card some bright and some muted... Milled Lavender, Spun Sugar, Shabby Shutters, Tumbled Glass and Worn Lipstick.
I stamped a few watercolour splats in opposite corners and then i used the layer up hearts and the heart outline in the other two opposite corners along with the tiny watercolour drops. The main section I stamped the larger Spritz stamp from 'Spritz and Speckle' set twice in the middle in 2 different distress ink colours. I then stamped the Water colour letters and then the fineline letters from the set over the top. I doodled lines around the outside of the topper using a fine ZIG liner pen.
It is a simple card layout but i wanted to show off the simplicity of the set

I hope you like my card please visit again tomorrow as I have another Showcase Make lined up for you 

Hugs Kerrie
Paperbabe DT
xxx

Fangtastic - my DT make for The Stamping Chef Challenge

Good Morning it's Wednesday and that means the start of a New Anything Goes Challenge over at The Stamping Chef BLOG go on over and visit to see the wonderful examples by the very talented Design Team x x

I have a folder full of coloured up Images from when I was one of The Stamping Chef Shop 'Colourists' so I chose one of these Images to use for my Challenge Example - such a shame for her not be made into a card - my 'Bite Me' image is a lot larger than I would colour normally for a card so she really is the focal point of this card so I havent added too many layers behind her.


I chose the backing paper as it has red roses on just like in the Image I layered this up with Black Mirror Board which i have attached to an A5 cardblank I made from a piece of Centura Pearl cardstock. 

The Image is coloured using Copic Markers

Hair C10, C9, C7, C5, C3
Skin: E02, E00, E000
Shirt, Skulls & Eyeshadow: C3, C1, C0, 0
Leaves: YG67, YG63, YG61
Roses, Lips: R59, R39, R37

I stamped one of my new Paperbabe Watercolour stamps (from Watercolour Alpha set) which I stamped around the edge of the Image using Memento Ink 'London Fog' this has given a paint splotched edge to the Topper. I then layered this using Black Mirror Board and attached to the Card Front using 1mm Foam Tape.

I die cut a Circular Die from Black Mirror board which I then cut in half and attached these to the card front tucked just under the topper and off the edge of the card. I die cut 2 Flourishes using Dark Green Mirror Board and fixed these to the black circular die cuts and layered some red roses, red rosebuds and red lillies using Glue Gel to frame the topper. The spiraled vines I made using a few pieces of flower wire wrapped around a paintbrush handle and then secured into the flowers by tucking behind them into the glue gel.

The sentiment is from a sheet printed from a download from Glamoureyes - I have spotted the typo in the sentiment but I had already attached this so I'm not too worried 

I hope you like my card and that you will be inspired to visit and take part in The Stamping Chef Challenge - there is a prize of 3 Images of own choice for the winner

Hugs Kerrie
TSC DT
xxx

Tuesday, 7 October 2014

October New Stamps Showcase #1 over at Paperbabe Stamps

Oh so exciting today we have a chance to show off some of the New Stamps for October over at Paperbabe Stamps Blog - do please visit there to see more Samples from our Kim and the Design Team

The new stamps are so much fun to use and all can be used to layer up and over-stampI had a lot og fun with them xx

Today we get to show off to you

'Completely Conkers'


& 'Spritz and Speckles'


I had a lot of fun with these two sets I love the way they can be layered up and pieced together any way that you choose

My Example for 'Spritz and Speckles'




This simple birthday card I made using some of the stamps from the set layered over each other in opposite corners using 3 colours of Chalky Ink Pads (from my stash) I picked the colours to match a few papers I chose to use from a dark arty pad of backing papers I had but never know what to use them for - A few strips cut into banners and a piece used as a backing sheet were just enough (so I have plenty left for more cards later) I chose a lovely scallop edge cardblank but used this turned to the side so scallops are along the sides and bottom of the card. One of the banners I created using the border strip from the 'Fabulous Everything' stamp set from Paperbabe.

The border I cut from an offcut of micro corrugated paper from my offcuts box (a new habit I have taken up to use them up I sont like to waste anything) - the sentiment I made using some of the word stamps from the 'Fabulous Everything' stamp set.

I layered all the pieces together using all purpose glue and then wrapped some frayed burlap (from my stash) around the whole thing before fixing to the cardblank with 1mm thick foam tape.

My Example for 'Completely Conkers'




I really enjoyed making this Birthday Card this is such a cute set and can be used for so many occasions for absolutely anyone especially the Boys and Men in your life I know my Son's would love this one a lot.
I made a backing paper using the Leaf stamp from the set and some Autumn colours of Ink Pads from my stash. once dry I layered this paper using brown mirror board, wrapped some frayed burlap around the panel then fixed to a scallop cardblank using 1mm foam tape.
Using a smaller piece of stamping card I stamped 2 of the Conkers from the set using Chalky Ink Pads (I love that you get the two sections for each conker so you can layer colours easily), I stamped the conker strings, knots and bows using Memento Ink Pad in black. In opposite corners I stamped the leaf again with the Autumn colours Ink Pads. I then stamped the Smash-Rebound stamp using pale chalky inkpad to make the conkers look like they have just smacked together.
To finish I stamped the sentiment from the set on 'Smashing Birthday' the words are close together in the set to I inked the stamp first then wiped off the ink from Birthday so I could stamp just 'Smashing' first, next I stamped 'Autumn' just underneath, the repeated the ink and wiped off Smashing to stamp just 'Birthday' just underneath Autumn. (make sure to wipe all the ink off the word you don't want to stamp first or you will get marks on your card)

I hope you like what I have created using the new stamps thank you for stopping by see you again soon

hugs Kerrie
Paperbabe DT
xxxx

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