Friday, 23 February 2018

Stamp AnnieThing - Land of Oz blog hop



Welcome to our first ever THEMED Hop Event!
We are thrilled to have you join us for our Land of Oz release!
This theme hop consists of wonderful inspiration from our DT using the new Land of Oz stamps!  This weekend you can get the Hop Bundle at a discount, while supplies last!  You can ONLY get it at this price from today until Sunday at 11:59 pm Eastern.
The price will go back to its regular retail price Monday and all items will be available as individual items at that time (in case you didnt want the full bundle!)
Check out all you will receive with the special Hop Weekend prices!

The bundle includes SIX of our newest stamps in the Oz theme,  a set of 6 Metal craft dies, a set of  Decorative Die cuts (36 pcs per pack) and a Tree Stencil!  By using all of these elements together  you can create many wonderful Land of Oz scenes and projects for years to come!
  Remember the special pricing is ONLY GOOD FOR THE WEEKEND!
Buy the Bundle HERE
Want a chance to WIN a bundle set?
Simple make sure to follow along on this blog hop and leave some blog love (comment) on each and every Design Team members post!)  Also make sure you are a follower of their blog and we will randomly pick ONE person to win a Bundle set!
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Copics:
Skin - E04, E11, E21, E00, E50, R20
Hair - E18, E19, E17, E13
Dress - B18, B16, B14, B12
Shoes - R59, R35
Toto - E89, E87, E84
Basket - E57, E55, E53, E51

Products used from release:
Land of Oz die set
Land of Oz die cut piece set - Emerald city image
Oz - Nicole as Dorthy stamp set 


Copics:
Skin - E04, E11, E21, E00, E50, R20
Hair - YR27, E15, E13, E11
Dress - RV25, RV23, RV21
Wand/Crown - BV04, BV02, BV00, BV000

Products used from release:
Land of Oz die set
Oz - Glenda stamp set
Oz - Sentiment stamp set


Copics:
Skin - E04, E11, E21, E00, E50, R20
Hair - E55, E53, E51
Tin Suit - W7, W5, W3, W1, W0

Products used from release:
Land of Oz die set
Tree Stencil
Oz - Stephen as Tinman stamp set

I hope you enjoyed our Land of Oz Themed Hop!
 Have a great day!
Please continue Hopping by using the following Blog Line Up!

Bellariffic Friday - Huggy Friends

Hi Friends! Its Friday and that means its time for another Bellariffic Friday challenge. This weeks challenge was to use any stamp from the latest Stamping Bella release. I chose Tiny Townie Huggy Friends stamp set and its accompanying die cut. 


I coloured up the image using Copic markers and then created a simple background by doing some basic masking and stencilling using Distress Inks. 
Be sure to hop on over to the Stamping Bella blog to see some amazing card creations that the rest of the Design Team came up with.
Until next time - Stephen 

Monday, 19 February 2018

Stamp AnnieThing - Make your own rainbow

Hi Friends! 
Its my day to share a card creation on the Stamp AnnieThing blog today and I created a card using a stamp set that every marker enthusiast needs to have...Samantha - Make your own rainbow!


I coloured her  using the following Copic markers

Copics:
Skin - E04, E11, E21, E00, E50, R20
Hair - E44, E43, E42, Y21
Dress - R89, R85, R83, BV04, BV01, BV00
Copic Marker - C4, C2, C0, 0, V09, V06

To finish off my card, I kept the layout super simple by adding rainbow striped pattern paper along the left hand side and accenting it with a small strip of purple card stock as well as doing some simple ink blending using using Wilted Violet Distress Ink.

I hope you enjoyed my latest card creation!
Until next time - Stephen 

Friday, 16 February 2018

Bellariffic Friday - Balance

Hi Friends! Welcome to another Bellariffic Friday challenge. This weeks challenge is to use something from the Stamp of the Month collection. So I chose "Leo the balancing stuffie

I coloured Leo with my Copic markers using the following markers

Copics:
Lion - E57, E55, E53, , YR27, YR24, YR26
Nose/Tires - W9, W7, W6
Grass - YG13, YG11
Bike Seat - G29, G24

to create the cloud background, I used coloured pencils and blended it out with gamsol 

I was so happy with how the colouring turned out, I decided I didn't want to place the sentiment from the stamp set on the front so I put it on the inside of the card.
I hope you liked my card creation for this week.

Until next time - Stephen 

Tuesday, 13 February 2018

Paper Nest Dolls

Hi friends!
 I was contacted by Paper Nest Dolls to create a card for them using the stamp set Avery in a Rain Poncho


I stamped the image on Neenah Desert Storm cardstock and coloured it with Prismacolor coloured pencils. I had fun added extra elements to the card with my coloured pencils and outlining it with a white gel pen. 

I hope you like my card creation!

Until next time - Stephen 

Sunday, 11 February 2018

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps February Release Hop

Hi Friends! Today we are celebrating the amazing release of ALL of the NEW February Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!!!


ALL THREE new sets are NOW available in the Kraftin' Kimmie Shop


Today I coloured up an image from the new Wild World stamp set and used pattern papers to create a bright and simple card that is perfect for any baby occasion. 


I took inspiration from this months sketch challenge. I followed the sketch completely...if you are ever needing a creative boost, try doing a sketch challenge to get your creative juices flowing.


Here is a recap of the cards I created for the February 2018 Release

Baby Love

Welcome to the World

Wild World

Saturday, 10 February 2018

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps - February Previews Day 3



Hi Friends and welcome to the final day of previews from kraftin' Kimmie Stamps 




I absolutely love this stamp set that was illustrated by artist Emilie Goulet called, "Wild World".


I stamped the image in VersaFine Onyx Black ink on Neenah Desert Storm card stock and coloured it up with my Prismacolor coloured pencils. I loved how my colouring turned out so much that I wanted to keep my card design very simple,  which allows all the focus to remain on the colouring. I fussy cut around the top portion of the image and used my paper trimmer to cut a straight line across the bottom.  I then added patterned paper with playful hearts on it to the background and adhered my image with foam tape to it. To finish my card off, I stamped the sentiment on the front panel and hand drew some loose line around the image to frame it


Friday, 9 February 2018

Stamp AnnieThing February Release - Day 3




Hi and welcome to our February Release!
This release is based on some community service careers!




Zac is available in the store NOW along with the other 2 stamps we showed you  this week!!
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I created another clean and simple card today featuring Zac - Police. I took the left over diecut piece from the brick background I created from Day One of previews. Don't you just love when you can create two cards from one background? 
I also used some striped pattern paper and matted everything with some black card stock. Next, I took the sentiment from the stamp set and curved it to match the cute of the circle diecut. I then stamped it and heat embossed the sentiment with white embossing powder. 
I stamped Zac - Police with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and coloured him using the following Copic markers:

Copics:
Skin - E04, E11, E21, E00, E50, R20
Hair - YR27, YR24, YR31
Gold - T28, Y26, Y21
Uniform - B99, B97, B95, B93, T9, T7, T5, T3

I hope you enjoyed our Sneek Peek for the release!

 Have a great day!

Bellariffic Friday Challenge - Vintage

Happy Friday Friends! I have another card creation to share with you today. This time its for the Bellariffic Friday challenge happening over on the Stamping Bella blog. This weeks challenge is "Vintage" and the design team was challenged to use any stamp set not from the recent release.

I pulled out the Cacti stamp set and the accompanying Cut It Out dies


I coloured the images with my Copic markers and added gold details to the pots using a gold gel pen. To carry through with the gold, I masked off  square area on my card  base and used some gold Nuvo Mousse to create a backdrop for my freshly coloured and die cut images.

I hope you like my card creation for this weeks Bellariffic challenge. Be sure to stop by the Bella blog to see what the rest if the design team created.

Until next time - Stephen 


Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps – February Previews Day 2



Welcome to day 2 of previews from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps 




Today I get to share with you a beautiful stamp set called, "Welcome to the world" that was illustrated by the talented Cheryl Grant. 


As always, I stamp my images with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and I coloured it up using the following Copic markers

Copics:
Teddy - E79, E77, E74, E71, E70, T8, T6, T4
Skin  - E04, E11, E21, E00, E50, R20
Hair - E55, E53, E51
Shirt - BG34, BG11

Once I finished colouring, I did some quick fussy cutting and added some foam tape to the back of the image for some added dimension, and adhered it to my card base. 

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You will see these sweet images in action as you hop around the Krafty blogs! Be sure to leave some love at each stop because one lucky commenter is going to WIN a $10 gift voucher to the krafty shop EACH DAY this week!!
Plus we're doing a GIVEAWAY of the ENTIRE release on the Krafty Friends facebook page! The winners will be announced at the party so don't miss it!

You'll get to see all the incredible creations for February as we share them each day this week! Be sure to join us at the LIVE Online Release Party on Sunday morning at 11am EST! We'll be checking out ALL of the three new clear stamp sets, sharing fabulous creations, giving away prizes and having tons of krafty fun!


Thursday, 8 February 2018

Stamp AnnieThing February Release - Day 2




Hi and welcome to our February Release!
This release is based on some community service careers!




Annie will be available in the store Friday along with the other 2 stamps we showed you  this week!!
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I created a clean and simple card today using some fun and playful pattern papers to accentuate my colouring of Annie - Special delivery. I stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and coloured her using the following Copic markers 

Copics:
Skin - E13, E15, E37, E47, R20, E04
Hair- C9, B39, B16
Red - R35, R37, R39

I hope you enjoyed our Sneek Peek for the release!

 Have a great day!

Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps – February Previews Day 1



Hi Friends! Welcome to day 1 of Previews for Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps




Today I get to share a beautiful new sentiment stamp set titled "Baby Love" that is a definite must have for any stamp collection. This was designed by artist Melissa Baker-Nguyen.



I kept my card designs simple which allowed me to easily pull colours from the pattern papers I used. I stamped the images on Neenah Desert Storm card stock using VeraFine Onyx Black ink and then did some quick and easy colouring using my Prismacolor coloured Pencils. I die cut out the images using some cross stitched rectangle dies and then matted it on some coordinating card stocks which I then popped up for some dimension. 

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All of the design team members and guests listed below have lots of great designs to share with you today featuring the BABY LOVE stamp set! Be sure to hop around and leave lots of love at each and every stop because one lucky commenter will WIN a $10 gift voucher each day this week to the krafty shop! Plus we're doing a GIVEAWAY of the ENTIRE release on the Krafty Friends facebook page! 
The winners will be announced at the party so don't miss it!
You'll get to see all the incredible creations for February as we share them each day this week! Be sure to join us at the LIVE Online Release Party on Sunday morning at 11am EST! We'll be checking out ALL of the THREE new clear stamp sets, sharing fabulous creations, giving away prizes and having tons of krafty fun!

  

Wednesday, 7 February 2018

Stamp AnnieThing February Release - Day 1




Hi and welcome to our February Release!
This release is based on some community service careers!




Kevin will be available in the store Friday along with the other 2 stamps we showed you  this week!!
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I created a square shaker card with a watercolour background. To create the brick background, I used my Copic airbrush system and airbrushed overtop of a stencil with a brick pattern. I stamped Kevin with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and coloured him with the following markers:

Copics:
Skin - E04, E11, E21, E00, E50, R20
Hair - E49, E47, E44, E42
Helmet - R59, R37, R35, Y28, Y26, Y15
Suit - T8, T6, T4, T2, Y28, Y26, Y15
Hose - E43, T6, T4
Water - B39, B37, B34, B32

I hope you enjoyed our Sneek Peek for the release!

 Have a great day!

Monday, 5 February 2018

Melanie - Need a hug?

Hi friends and happy Monday! 
Today I am on the Stamp AnnieThing blog with another card creation using Ann's super cute images. This time I pulled out "Melanie - Need a hug" to create this clean and simple card. I have really been into creating clean and simple cards lately as I love how they allow the focus to remain on the colouring. 


I stamped Melanie - Need a hug in Memento Tuxedo Black ink and coloured her with the following Copic markers.

Copics
Skin - E04, E11, E21, E00, E50, R20
Hair - C9, B39, B16
Dress - BV34, BV31, C4, C2
Bunny/Bow - RV04, RV02, RV00, W3, W1

Until next time - Stephen 

Saturday, 3 February 2018

Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps - Movie Challenge

Hi Friends and welcome to another Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Challenge!
This week our theme challenge is MOVIE INSPIRED!  
You are challenged to use any one of your Kraftin' Kimmie stamps to tie into any movie or tv show for your creation! 
Create a card, scrapbook page, altered item etc. with a movie/tv theme and submit your design for your chance to WIN! You have until Friday, February 9th to enter this challenge! 
Each Saturday there is a new challenge and you can enter as many times as you like! And each submission during the month will enter you into the monthly prize which will be a $40 gift voucher to spend in the Kraftin' Kimmie shop!!!
There is also got a brand new sketch for your inspiration for February! If you arnt feeling super inspired, its the perfect way to get your creativity flowing.
Oh! its also Kimmie's Birthday this weekend and that is cause for a celebration. If you spend $50 and you'll receive a FREE stamp set!! Spend $100 and you'll receive TWO FREE stamp sets PLUS FREE SHIPPING!!! 

Ok enough chatting, now on to my card creation for this weeks challenge!


I used the Tweetie Pies stamp set to create this card...its actually a diorama card which is the first time I have ever made one but I am super pleased with the results. 
I started by stamping my image with Memento Rich Coco ink...I decided to try using a brown ink rather then my typical black memento ink...I really like the softer effect it gave. 

Copic Markers:
Skin - E04, E11, E21, E00, E50, R20
Hair - E35, YR24, YR31
Dress - RV66, RV55, RV52
Flowers in hair - B02, B06
Bird - YR16, Y17, Y13




Friday, 2 February 2018

Bellariffic Friday - Stamp Of The Month

Hi Friends!
Welcome to another Bellariffic Friday post. This weeks challenge is to use the "Bee" Mine stamp set from Stamping Bella. All February, the stamp set will be on sale for 25%off...so if you love this stamp, now is the time to snap it up and save a few $$ while you are at it. Its a win win if you ask me :)


I used Memento Tuxedo Black ink to stamp the image and coloured it using my copic markers. I used Copic blending solution on a nubby rag and pressed it against the image to get the texture. A word of advice though...make sure you only colour the areas that you want to add the texture to first, or your entire image will be texturized. 

Be sure to hop on over to the Stamping Bella blog to see some amazing inspiration from the rest of the Design Team.

Until next time - Stephen