Friday, 30 June 2017

The Sea Is Calling

I recently treated myself to a few bits from the Graphic 45 'Voyage Beneath The Sea' collection.  Typically of me I waited until it has been discontinued to decide to buy it, so it wasn't easy to find somewhere selling all the bits I wanted!  
My mermaid image collection is getting larger though and I wanted something to go with them better.   Now I need some dies.... lol.
I have paired the papers with the super-cute 'Happy Little Mermaid' image from Aurora Wings that I chose as one of my images for winning Artist's Choice in March.  

Product list:
  • Kraft card blank from Michaels
  • Graphic 45 Voyage Beneath The Sea papers, ephemera card and embellishment
  • Twine
  • Ranger Stickles - Green, Yellow & Platinum
  • ProMarkers - Umber, Khaki, Pastel Beige, Satin, Antique Pink, Pastel Pink, Sunkissed Pink, Ginger, Saffron, Oatmeal, Vanilla, Blush, Burgundy, Pale Pink, Almond, Cyan, Duck Egg & Cool Aqua
  • Wink of Stella, Clear
  • Sakura Gelly Roll, White



I had a little 'oops' moment when colouring my mermaid - my Wink of Stella wasn't flowing too well, so I gave a little squeeze and a blob landed on the mermaid's tail.  At least it went in the right place, but she is somewhat more glittery than I was aiming for!

I am entering my card into the following challenges:
  1. Lemon Shortbread - #44 AG
  2. Simon Says Wednesday - AG
  3. Aurora Wings - #52 Under The Sea
  4. Crafting When We Can - Use an Image
  5. Crafty Catz - #377 AG
  6. Stamps by Aurora Wings (Facebook) - Something Blue




Thursday, 29 June 2017

Farewell KennyK Stamps

And so, as our closing party draws to an end, I want to wish Elena & KennyK a fabulous future in all that they do.  


I have one last very special card to show you today using the fabulous 'Game Show Gals' and my own sentiment.  This is my personal card to the fabulous KennyK family and I have gone CAS as the image says it all. 

Product list:
  • White and coloured cardstock
  • Gold & silver Sakura Gelly Rolls
  • ProMarkers - Cinnamon, Tan, Dusky Pink, Satin, Sunkissed Pink, Black, Cool Grey 4 & 5, Burnt Sienna, Cocoa, Hot Pink, Carmine, Pastel Pink, Violet, China Blue, Blue Pearl, Aubergine, Warm Grey 1-3, Amber, Sunflower, Tulip, Buttercup, Denim & Powder Blue




Don't forget you only have just over a day left to shop in the massive closeout sale!


I am entering my card into the following challenges:

  1. World Wide Open Design Team - #23 AG
  2. The Ribbon Girl - June Any Image
  3. Simon Says Wednesday - AG
  4. I♥Promarkers - #338 Special Occasions
  5. AAA Cards - #93 Words Take Centre Stage



Saturday, 24 June 2017

Birthday Fishes at Club KennyK

We are continuing the farewell party at Club KennyK and it's my turn again for some inspiration.  
Don't forget there are still loads of bargains in the shop until the end of the month.

This time I am using a stamp I haven't used before - "Goldfish Kid". I always shy away from male images for some reason, so I thought it was about time to use one.  For this card I have also decided to break out some stash I haven't used for a while, which is the patterned papers. 

Product list:
  • White cardstock
  • Papermania designer papers
  • Echo Park enamel dots
  • Twine
  • X-Cut large oval die
  • 3D foam pads
  • ProMarkers - Coral, Sunkissed Pink, Oatmeal, Saffron, Umber, Walnut, Cocoa, Warm Grey 1-5, French Navy, Cobalt, Powder Blue, Burnt Orange, Bright Orange, Mango, Pumpkin, Gold, Tulip & Cool Aqua


I am entering my card into the following challenges:
  1. Colour Crazy - WK25 Anything Goes
  2. Craft Rocket - #38 For the Men/Boys
  3. Crafty Creations - #344 Anything Goes
  4. If You Give A Crafter  a Cookie - #71 Anything Goes (inspired by the colours)
  5. A Gem of A Challenge - #197 Summer Colours


Sunday, 18 June 2017

Time Flies

I've been meaning to try the emboss-resist technique for some time but just hadn't done it, even though I got a new heat tool a few months ago! The new challenge of create your own background at the Ching-Chou Kuik Facebook group kicked me into gear though and I finally gave it a go. I've also coloured a background around the image to emulate old paper. 

Product list: 

  • Digtal Stamp 'Time Flies' by Ching-Chou Kuik
  • Kraft card blank
  • Papermania Chronology stamps
  • Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Inks
  • Ranger Pigment Ink 
  • Metal gears and brads
  • Cosmic Shimmer extra thick clear embossing crystals
  • Anita's 3D Gloss
  • Outline stickers
  • ProMarkers - Umber, Khaki, Pastel Beige, Satin, Walnut, Cocoa, Cinnamon, Black, Pastel Pink, Burnt Sienna, Tan, Pine, Olive, Lush Green, Leaf Green, Cardinal, Ruby, Lipstick, French Navy, Aegean, Blue Pearl, Sunflower, Burgundy, Warm Grey 1, Raw Sienna, Tulip, Canary, Lemon, Shale, Cool Grey 4 & 5 and Caramel




I am entering my card into the following challenges:
  1. Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps (FB) - Create A Background
  2. Simon Monday - Touchy Feely
  3. Simon Wednesday - Emboss It
  4. Sparkles Monthly - #93 Embossing heat or dry
  5. Fab 'n' Funky - #355 Vintage
  6. Not Just Cards - #45 Anything Goes
  7. Open-Minded Crafting Fun #18 Just About Time in June
  8. Crafty Gals Corner - #127 Vintage
  9. Creative Moments - #120 AG
  10. Crafting by Designs - Things With Wings
  11. A Bit More Time To Craft - #46 AG



Thursday, 15 June 2017

Time For Wine?

I just love this Faery Ink image 'Saloon Girl Bella' and thought she would be perfect for a wine bottle tag.  This is one of those projects I'm not making for anyone in particular, but it's always good to have a gift tag to hand!

Product list:
  • Recollections Kraft card
  • Core'dinations cardstock - Tim Holtz Kraft-Kore Nostalgic Collection
  • Sizzix Tim Holtz Alterations embossing folder, clocks
  • X-Cut Tri-Boss folder, gears
  • Brads
  • Walmart craft trim
  • Sizzix Thinlits - Tim Holtz Alterations Celebration Words
  • X-Cut circle nesting die
  • ProMarkers - Burnt Sienna, Caramel, Dusky Pink, Satin, Rose Pink, Burgundy, Cardinal, Berry, Raw Sienna, Pine, Forest, Apple, Cinnamon, Tan, French Navy, Aegean, Cyan, Black, Cool Grey 1, 2, 4, & 5, Duck Egg, Cool Aqua, Tea Green, Warm Grey 1 & 2, Blush
  • Sakura Gelly Roll, Silver



I am entering my tag into the following challenges:
  1. Simon Monday - Touchy Feely
  2. Simon Wednesday - Emboss It
  3. Fab 'n' Funky - #355 Vintage
  4. Lemon Shortbread - #43 Anything Goes
  5. Let's Craft and Create - #126 Girls, Girls, Girls
  6. Not Just Cards - #45 Anything Goes
  7. Open-Minded Crafting Fun - #18 Just About Time
  8. Crafty Gals Corner - #127 Vintage
  9. Pammie's Inky Pinkies - #1724 Anything Goes
  10. Classic Design Team Open - #15 Anything Goes
  11. Crafty Awesomeness - June Anything Goes
  12. Creative Moments - #120 Anything Goes



Friday, 9 June 2017

Something Blue

Have you seen the party going on at Aurora Wings Facebook group for their 3K members celebration this weekend?   There's a massive showcase of new images plus loads of games and prizes.  I recently came in the top 3 and chose the gorgeous 'Flora 2: Goddess of Flowers'.  She's a pretty daunting image, so I went monochromatic to make it a little easier.  I decided to make her into a wedding card as I think colouring her in blue was perfect for this theme.  

Product list:

  • Coloured cardstock
  • Core'dinations cardstock
  • Sizzix butterfly dies
  • Pearls
  • Lace
  • Ribbon
  • ProMarkers - Burnt Sienna, Cinnamon, Tan, Dusky Pink, Satin, Almond, Pastel Pink, Antique Pink, China Blue, Cobalt, Arctic Blue, Midnight Blue, Blue Pearl, Powder Blue, Indigo & Warm Grey 1-5
  • Sakura White Gelly Roll




I am entering my card into the following challenges:
  1. Stamps by Aurora Wings (Facebook) - Something Blue
  2. Aurora Wings Challenge Blog - Celebration
  3. Butterfly Challenge - #79 L is for Layers and/or colour Cream
  4. Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps - Butterflies
  5. Creative Fingers - #132 AG
  6. Let's Craft and Create - #126 Girls, Girls, Girls!
  7. Passion for ProMarkers - WK398 Birds, Bugs & Butterflies
  8. Power Poppy - Go Ahead - Bug Me!



Wednesday, 7 June 2017

Summer Under the Sea

It's getting hot, hot, hot outside here now although rather windy at times, but who cares when Kit & Clowder have gorgeous mermaids to colour for their latest monthly class!! I have already coloured one up, just a little different from the class colours, but I wanted to do another one a bit smaller to fit on a card. 
Conie Fong is the featured artist this month with the gorgeous Ariela Mermaid, who is on sale right now. 
I've made a wonderfully bright and summery card to go with the current theme at Conie Fong's Facebook group.

Product list:

  • White card blank
  • Yellow and black cardstock
  • Graphic 45 Voyage Beneath The Sea paper and embellishments
  • Frilled cord
  • Paper flowers 
  • Brads
  • Sizzix Tim Holtz Celebration Script dies
  • ProMarkers - Burnt Orange, Coral, Sunkissed Pink, Blush, Aubergine, Plum, Purple, Hot Pink, Carmine, Pastel Pink, Bright Orange, Mango, Pumpkin, Sunflower, Canary, Lemon, Bright Green, Leaf Green, Meadow, Spice, Apricot, Holly, Lush Green, Mint, Violet, Lilac, Dusky Pink, Warm Grey 3-5, Burnt Sienna, Cocoa, Cinnamon, Caramel, Sandstone, Satin, True Blue, Turquoise, Cyan, Duck Egg, Cool Aqua, Powder Blue & Tea Green
  • White Sakura Gelly Roll
  • Clear Wink of Stella

I forgot to take a photo towards the light, but there is Wink of Stella on her tail, the bubbles and the sun rays

Oops, I accidentally glued the wrong side when I cut the first piece of yellow card. I don't like to waste so put it on the inside instead!


I am entering my card into the following challenges:
  1. Conie Fong Art & Design Group (FB) - AG or Use Summer Colours
  2. Work It Wednesday - May Sunshine
  3. Lemon Shortbread - #43 AG
  4. Let's Craft & Create - #126 Girls, Girls, Girls!
  5. Pammie's Inky Pinkies - #1723 AG
  6. A Perfect Time To Craft - #6 AG
  7. Crafty Awesomeness - June AG
  8. Crafty Catz - #373 ATG with Summertime
  9. Crafty Creations - #343 AG
  10. World Wide Open Design Team - #22 AG




Tuesday, 6 June 2017

Dandelion Dream

It's a lovely sunny day today so I want to share a card that reminds me of being a kid; just sitting in the grass blowing dandelion clocks and watching the fairies fly away. 
I have used the beautiful 'Dandelion Dream' from Ching-Chou Kuik for this Z-fold Kraft card.  I don't often make this style of card, but I recently got a butterfly edge die and wanted to try something different. 

Product list:

  • Kraft card blank
  • Core'dinations cardstock
  • Lace ribbon
  • Sizzix butterfly dies
  • Butterfly edge die
  • Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink, Dusty Concord
  • Little Darlings Rubber Stamps, Vintage Sentiments
  • ProMarkers - Apricot, Saffron, Blush, Satin, Burnt Orange, Bright Orange, Pumkin, Amber, Cyan, Duck Egg, Plum, Mulberry, Fuchsia, Aubergine, Purple, Amethyst, Lilac, Pine, Forest, Bright Green, Black, Warm Grey 1, 2 4 & 5, True Blue, Sky Blue, Arctic Blue, Tulip & Buttercup
  • Sakura Gelly Roll, White



I am entering my card into the following challenges:
  1. Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps (FB) - Create A Background
  2. Cute Card Thursday - #480 Bugs and Butterflies
  3. Passion for ProMarkers - WK398 Birds, Bugs & Butterflies
  4. Power Poppy - Go Ahead - Bug Me!
  5. Colour Crazy - WK22 AG
  6. Crafty Catz - #373 ATG with Summertime
  7. Ching-Chou Kuik Digital Stamps - Butterflies
  8. Butterfly Challenge - #79 L is for Layers and/or colour Cream
  9. World Wide Open Design Team - #22 AG




Saturday, 3 June 2017

Closing Party at Club KennyK

You may or may not have seen the announcement that KennyK Stamps is closing up shop.  The wonderful illustrator KennyK and his designer wife ElenaK are so in demand with the illustration side of the business that it wasn't viable to continue with the digital stamps.  
While we are all very sad at this closure, the Krafty Krew are having a party at Club KennyK to celebrate all the wonderful creations and people from the last few years.  We have showcase creations from current and past DT and GDT, plus games and other ways to win prizes.  There is also an amazing sale going on at the KennyK Stamps shop. 

Please note: all TOU still apply even after the shop closure. You must continue to watermark all creations posted online and not share or post any non-watermarked images. We will be monitoring and reporting any misuse. 


For my first showcase post I am sharing a new Steampunk card using Inspector Em. I coloured her up and showed her in the Club a little while ago, so thought it was about time she went on a card!

Product list:
  • Kraft card blank
  • Core'dinations cardstock
  • X-Cut Tri-Boss folder - Cogs
  • Sizzix Tim Holtz embossing folders - Clocks & Diamond Plate
  • Brads
  • Key
  • Twine
  • Sakura Gelly Roll - Silver
  • ProMarkers - Burnt Orange, Coral, Dusky Pink, Almond, Black, Warm Grey 1-5, Olive, Moss & Pear


I am entering my card into the following challenges:
  1. Simon Says Wednesday - Anything Goes
  2. The Crafter's Cafe - #174 Anything Goes
  3. Simon Says Monday - We're Going Round In Circles
  4. Creative Fingers - #131 Anything Goes
  5. Classic Design Team Open - #15 Anything Goes
  6. A Perfect Time To Craft - #6 Anything Goes


Thursday, 1 June 2017

Cherry Sweet

I love cherries and cherry colour, so I had to get this super sweet Cherry Sprite from Aurora Wings.  
Once again I am making use of the DP I got from Michaels. I knew I would need some cherry blossom at some point! I coloured up the paper flower with some ink to help it blend a bit more with the colours.  Unfortunately I don't have any cherry blossom flowers. 

Product list:

  • Kraft card blank
  • Colour cardstock
  • Cherry Blossom designer paper
  • Paper Flower
  • Whispers ink
  • ProMarkers - Sunkissed Pink, Blossom, Baby Pink, Almond, Pine, Forest, Moss, Pear, Burgundy, Cardinal, Ruby, Aubergine, Plum, Purple, Rose Pink, Pink Carnation, Warm Grey 1 & 2




I am entering my card into the following challenges:
  1. Aurora Wings - #50 My Secret Garden
  2. Simon Says Wednesday - Anything Goes
  3. Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - #58 AG
  4. The Ribbon Girl - May Use Any Image
  5. Your Scrapbook Place - Anything Goes




June Challenge at Crafting With An Attitude

This month at Crafting With An Attitude we are sponsored by 

I chose this wonderful floral oval from the Country Florals set and have added my own sentiment. 
Product list:
  • Papermania DP from the Jesse Edwards collection
  • Gems
  • Ribbon
  • ProMarkers - Pine, Forest, Moss, Pear, Pumpkin, Gold, Tulip, French Navy, Aegean, Sky Blue, Arctic Blue, Mulberry, Cerise, Pink Carnation, Blossom, Warm Grey 1 & 2

I am entering my card into the following challenges:
  1. Classic Design Team Open - #15 AG
  2. Crafting By Designs - June AG
  3. Simon Says Wednesday - AG
  4. A Perfect Time To Craft - AG
  5. Beccy's Place - June AG


June Challenge at Crafts Galore Encore

Wow, nearly half the year gone already... time sure does fly when you're crafting! We have a brand new Anything Goes challenge for you over at Crafts Galore Encore and this time we're sponsored by:

I was given this rather dashing Knight Owl to use and thought my wood grain embossing folder was a perfect match as a background for him. 
Product list:
  • Kraft card blank
  • Papermania cardstock
  • Darice embossing folder
  • Whispers ink
  • Black Prismacolor pencil
  • White & Gold Sakura Gelly Roll
  • ProMarkers - Gold, Tulip, Cool Grey 1-3, Walnut, Cocoa, Raw Sienna, Blush, Pine, Forest, Apple, Burnt Orange, Pumpkin, Amber, Henna, Cinnamon, Tan, Crimson, Berry, Lipstick, Warm Grey 1-3, Canary, Lemon, Midnight, Denim, Indigo, French Navy & Cobalt



I am entering my card into the following challenges:
  1. Creative Fingers - #131 AG
  2. Glitter 'n' Sparkle - #241 AG
  3. Simon Says Wednesday - Anything Goes
  4. Crafty Creations - #342 AG
  5. Crafting By Designs - June AG


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