Monday, 15 August 2016

August New Release at Kenny K Stamps

Hello Crafty Peeps!  Is it a bright summer day where you are? We have had a lot of rain and storms this year, but that is a great excuse to stay in and craft, lol.
Kenny K Stamps have a lovely new release of Christmas images for you - Santa Baby, Elfie Selfie and Santa Christmas Dance - so get into the festive spirit and join in the fun with us for the latest challenge at Club Kenny K
Our theme this time is Anything Goes with an optional twist: Die Cuts. You can make anything you like as long as it has a Kenny K image.

I wanted to make something for a gift rather than a card, so I chose a wine bottle tag. I've made quite a few of these before, but this is the first time I've incorporated a chocolate holder. 
Products I have used to make my tag:

  • Papermania card, button, twine, pearls and outline sticker
  • X-Cut dies - nesting circles and scalloped circles
  • Spellbinders Die D-Lites, Fancy Label Tags 2
  • Dovecraft patterned paper
  • Promarkers used: Burnt Orange, Coral, Sunkissed Pink, Blush, Cool Greys 1, 2, 3 & 5, Crimson, Ruby, Berry, Burnt Sienna, Caramel and Sandstone





I am entering my tag into the following challenges:
  1. Creative Fingers - #114 Anything Goes
  2. Fab 'n' Funky - #315 Christmas
  3. Glitter 'n' Sparkle - #201 Anything Goes
  4. Inspiration Destination - #98 Anything Goes
  5. Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - #39 Anything Goes
  6. Little Miss Muffet - #144 Anything Goes
  7. Love to Scrap - #84 Anything Goes
  8. Sisters of Craft - August Anything Goes
  9. Come and Get It - Punches and Dies
  10. Craft Your Passion - #325 Anything Goes
  11. Crafting By Designs - August Anything Goes
  12. Crafty Boots - Anything But A Card
  13. A Bit More Time To Craft - #26 Anything Goes
  14. 613 Avenue Create - #188 Anything Goes
  15. Brown Sugar - #211 Anything Goes
  16. C.R.A.F.T. Challenge - #376 Anything Goes









Sunday, 7 August 2016

Birthday Blog Hop with Club Kenny K

Today everyone at Club Kenny K is celebrating our amazing DT coordinator Regan's birthday and we thought we'd surprise her with a Birthday Blog Hop.



Hope you're having a wonderful day

To participate in the hop:
Follow the list of DT & GDT blogs and leave a comment on all of the posts. Once you have completed the list hop over to the Kenny K Stamps blog and leave a birthday message for Regan. Becoming a blog follower isn't necessary to win, but it would be very much appreciated. 
We'll ask Regan to choose her favourite comment from those left on the Kenny K Stamps Blog to receive a prize (make sure you've left a comment on all the stops on the hop too). Closing date is Saturday 13th Aug at midnight EST.
(list follows at the bottom)


I have made a colourful card using the retro image 'Drama Queen'. This is such a fun image to colour.  I have added a sentiment using Photoshop as I wanted to continue the whole comic book look. 
To create the card I have gone all-out Papermania, using their Capsule Collection 'Spots & Stripes: Brights' (patterned paper, ribbon, bow & Big Bloomers).  The circles were cut using X-Cut nesting circle dies and I have inked all the edges black with a Whispers ink pad.  The finishing touches are a button and twine in the centre of the flower.

Promarkers I have used are: Burnt Orange, Coral, Sunkissed Pink, Blush, Lipstick, Berry, Crimson, Cobalt Blue, Arctic Blue, Mustard, Gold, Raw Sienna, Pine, Forest, Apple, Aubergine, Plum, Mulberry, True Blue & Sky Blue.




Thank you for taking a look at my card.  Please leave a comment and follow the list below to continue with our Birthday Blog Hop.

Nicola - you are here


I am entering my card into the following challenges:
  1. A Bit More Time to Craft - #25 Anything Goes
  2. 613 Avenue Create - #188 Anything Goes
  3. Allsorts - #375 Spots 7 Stripes
  4. CCC Digi Creations - #54 Anything Goes
  5. Classic Design Team Open - #5 Anything Goes
  6. Come & Get It - Buttons & Bows
  7. Crafting By Designs - August Anything Goes
  8. Crafting With An Attitude - #18 Anything Goes
  9. Crafts and Me - August Anything Goes
  10. Crafty Boots - Use a Stamp
  11. Create & Inspire - #50 Anything Goes
  12. Creative Fingers - #114 Anything Goes
  13. Incy Wincy Designs - Anything Goes
  14. Inspiration Destination - #97 Anything Goes
  15. Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - #39 Anything Goes
  16. Little Miss Muffet - #143 Anything Goes
  17. Sisters of Craft - August Anything Goes
  18. The Crafty Addicts - #21 Anything Goes






Tuesday, 2 August 2016

You Rock with Club Kenny K

It's a new month and challenge time over at Club Kenny K.  This time we are concentrating on our monthly freebies.  There is one freebie for newsletter subscribers and one for club members, so make sure you sign up to receive yours.  
I am using Rock Chick as she's so cool and sassy. The theme is Anything Goes so I have made a canvas picture. 
I started by using Distress Inks (Dusty Concord & Vintage Photo) around the edges and coming towards the centre. I then used DoCrafts foam flourish stamps with Tuxedo Black Memento ink to create a pattern in the areas I wasn't going to place the image.  I highlighted the these with a white opaque marker (Recollections from Michaels).  
I attached my coloured image with 3D foam and added a chalkboard sentiment (Me & My Big Ideas MAMBISticksTM). To finish I added decorative metal corners (Michaels) and a purple ribbon to hang.
Promarkers used: Lipstick, Berry, Crimson, Black, Cool Greys 1-5, Burnt Orange, Coral, Dusky Pink, Satin, Pink Carnation, Sky Blue, True Blue, Indigo, Sandstone, Cocoa, Aubergine, Amethyst, Lilac, Plum & Purple.





I am entering my canvas into the following challenges:
  1. Sisters of Craft - August Anything Goes
  2. The Crafty Addicts - #20 Anything Goes/Friends
  3. Incy Wincy Designs - Anything Goes
  4. Inspiration Destination - #96 Anything Goes
  5. Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - #38 Anything Goes
  6. Passion for Promarkers - #357 My Favorite Things (Kenny K Stamps, Distress Ink, Promarkers, Metal Embellishments, Ribbon)
  7. Crafty Boots - Use A Stamp
  8. Crafty Gals Corner - #82 Anything Goes
  9. Create & Inspire - #50 Anything Goes
  10. House of Cards - Twine and/or Colours
  11. A Bit More Time To Craft - #25 Anything Goes
  12. CCC Digi Creations - #54 Anything Goes
  13. Classic Design Team Open - #5 Anything Goes
  14. Craft Your Passion - #23 Anything Goes
  15. Crafting Musketeers - #40 Anything But A Card


Monday, 1 August 2016

Challenge Time at Crafts Galore Encore

Hello Crafty Peeps!
I have just joined the team over at Crafts Galore Encore Challenge Blog and this is my very first DT post for them.
Our theme this month is Use a Digi or Stamp so we'd love to see some wonderfully coloured images.

Our sponsor is Sherry Baldy My Besties  


You can find her wonderful images in her online store and on Etsy

I have made an upright z-fold card as I'd never made one before and I love trying new folds.  It looks so different yet is so easy to make with a card blank. 
The products I have used to create my card are:
  • White card blank
  • Basic Grey Mint Julep papers and embellishments
  • Promarkers - Burnt Orange, Coral, Sunkissed Pink, Blush, Tea Green, Cool Aqua, Duck Egg, Turquoise, Soft Peach, Peach, Mango, Bright Orange, lime Green, Bright Green, Forest, Pale Pink, Pink Carnation & Rose Pink



I am entering this card into the following challenges:
  1. The Crafter's Cafe - #154 Flowers
  2. The Crafty Addicts - #20 Anything Goes
  3. Craft Your Passion - #323 Anything Goes
  4. Crafty Boots - Use a Stamp
  5. Incy Wincy Designs - Anything Goes
  6. Inspiration Destination - #96 Anything Goes
  7. Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - #38 Anything Goes
  8. Simon Wednesday - Anything Goes
  9. Besties International - August Anything Goes
  10. CCC Digi Creations - #54 Anything Goes
  11. Classic Design Team Open - #5 Anything Goes 
  12. A Bit More Time To Craft - #25 Anything Goes
  13. My Besties Colour & Create - #6 Anything Goes




Saturday, 30 July 2016

Candy Shop and Party Time at Club Kenny K

Club Kenny K are celebrating 1000 members this weekend with contests and a colouring competition, so what better time to come and join us?


I am joining the celebration with a frame card using three wonderful Kenny K images: Harper Blue, Ginger Gem and Candy Shop background.  This is the first time I have coloured up a background image.  I used pencils to give a muted look and some texture.  


I coloured the girls using Promarkers (Coral, Sunkissed Pink, Blush, Almond, Raw Sienna, Mustard, Tulip, Buttercup, Henna, Cocoa, Sandstone, Bright Green, Lime Green, Purple Amethyst, Lilac, Bright Orange, Mango, Burnt Sienna, Caramel, Rose Pink, Pink  Carnation, Blossom, True Blue, Sky Blue & Arctic Blue)


I attached Harper Blue to the Candy Shop background using 3D foam squares.



To make the frame, I cut Core'dinations Glittersilk card to fit the background then cut acetate to attach behind.



I added 3D foam tape to the back of this to raise it above the Harper Blue image once it was attached.


I attached the Ginger Gem image on top of the frame using 3D foam squares to give even more dimension.



I made a frame stand using another card I had as a guide for the shape.



And here is the final piece...



I would like to enter my frame into the folowing challenges:
  1. Allsorts - #374 A Touch Of Sparkle
  2. Brown Sugar - #209 Anything Goes
  3. Craft Your Passion - #322 Anything Goes
  4. Crafting with An Attitude - #17 Anything Goes
  5. Crafty Gals Corner - #82 Anything Goes
  6. Create & Inspire - #50 Anything Goes
  7. Creative Knockouts - #152 Anything Goes
  8. Inspiration Destination- #96 Anything Goes
  9. Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - #38 Anything Goes
  10. Love to Scrap - #82 Anything Goes
  11. Simon Wednesday - Anything Goes





Monday, 25 July 2016

Party Time with Kit & Clowder

Having started to use Promarkers in the beginning of 2014, I used them for less than a year before I had another baby and moved abroad.  I didn't really do any crafting for the whole of 2015 then started blogging again in May 2016.  So I didn't really gain any confidence or skills in colouring with markers.  
I had been looking at tutorials and step-by-steps on Pinterest, but then I discovered Kit & Clowder when I found out about their free class for colouring roses. I joined the Facebook group and saw some amazing work from people who had taken the online classes. I uploaded some photos of digis I had coloured and got some lovely feedback so I entered the new colouring challenge and won a prize!

This weekend Kit & Clowder have been celebrating reaching over 10k members on Facebook with a fabulous 3-day party of features, freebies, discount codes and prizes.  Day 3 has now come to a close, but you can still enter all the giveaways etc until 30th July.  Just click on the pinned post to make sure you don't miss anything.


If you aren't sure about buying a class, there is a fabulous offer on until 30th July - I took advantage of this after working out the value. 


If you purchase the Elements of Nature class for $70 AUD (approx $52 USD / £39 GBP) you get $80+ worth of digital images plus the Lightsource class valued at $15.... already a good deal at $165 value, but for the next week you will also get the Mini Technique Bundle at $40, bring the total value to $205 (approx $153 USD / £116 GBP)


So please check out the party, join the community and have fun colouring







Friday, 15 July 2016

Angel Neveah Luminary

I have the pleasure of being a guest designer over at Club Kenny K for the next couple of months, so today I am sharing my first creation for them.

There is a new release today, Christmas Angels - Neveah, Aurora & Seraphina. You can get them as a bundle deal for $8 USD. Pop over to the shop to grab yours.


The theme this challenge is Anything Goes with a twist: Christmas in July. It would be great to see you use one of the new release stamps, but you can use any Kenny K image you like. 

I have chosen to make a luminary as I thought it suited the Angel and Christmas theme.  I found a template on Pinterest as haven't made this style of lantern before. 
Keeping it fairly simple, I used a mask and Distress Ink (Forest Moss) to decorate the lantern then glued embossed vellum to the apertures before putting it together and closing with ribbon. I then attached the image with 3D foam squares. 
Promarkers I have used for the image are: Coral, Sunkissed Pink, Blush, Buttercup, Tulip Yellow, Mustard, Raw Sienna, Berry, Crimson, Cool Aqua, Duck Egg, Satin and Dusky Pink.




I am entering my lantern into the following challenges:
  1. A Bit More Time To Craft - #24 Anything Goes
  2. Artistic Inspirations - #160 Anything Goes
  3. Come And Get It - Make your own background
  4. Craft Your Passion - #230 Anything Goes
  5. Crafting with An Attitude - #17 Anything Goes
  6. Crafty Boots - Christmas in July
  7. Deep Ocean - #133 Christmas in July
  8. Inspiration Destination - #94 Anything Goes
  9. Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - #37 Anything Goes
  10. Sisters of Craft - July Anything Goes




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