28 March 2013

Chocolate anyone?

Woo hoo it's time for scrummy
 Easter Eggs
or Poissons D'Avril for my French friends
in other words, lots of
I have a little confession to make:
this little lad has been sitting on my shelf for over a month
I'd simply forgotten to post him on my blog!
How many kiddies are going to have the exact same expression of ecstacy this weekend as they tuck into chocolate goodies!
Oh and before I forget I doodled in the brick wall
with a Copic Multiliner.
Chocolate Smile - Mo Manning
DP - Wellington - Do Crafts
Copic Multiliner
Ribbon from stash 
Lady Anne Challenges - Anything goes
The Paper Shelter - Anything goes
Simon Says Stamp - Anything goes
DP 2 Challenge - E is for (ecstacy)
May I wish you all a wonderful Easter

22 March 2013

Another birthday boy

Another male card and this time it is for my FIL
It's a running joke that he loves sweets and biscuits but that my MIL rations them!! LOL
.........and we've bought him his very own cookie jar and filled it....... 
I love the expression on this little boys face, don't you!!
(guilt mixed with pleasure)
Sam in trouble again - Mo Manning
Cookies - Hanglar Stanglar
Seize the cake - Hero Arts
Cosmic Star Set - Memory Box dies
DP - To the Moon paper pad - Fancy Pants Design
Pearls from stash
Thanks for dropping by my blog today
Crafty Hugs

20 March 2013

Birthday Boy

March is certainly the month for Birthdays in our family....
.....FIVE to be exact!
Here is the one I made for my husband
But making this card highlighted a problem I have:
a distinct lack of images suitable for men!! 

Jippie yeah - Nellie Snellen
Birthday Messages - Hero Arts
DP - Candles & Cake - LOTV
Pencils - Pablos & Polychromos
ribbon from stash

If like me you stamp a sentiment on to your DP only to find it gets lost in the pattern
Just grab your colouring pencils and shade in the areas that are fighting with your sentiment
in this case I coloured in the white dots.
 You should then find your sentiment much easier to read!!

Thanks for visiting today

Crafty Hugs

17 March 2013

Kraftin Kimmie Release Day Blog Hop

Well welcome back!! It’s Krafty RELEASE Day at KRAFTIN' KIMMIE STAMPS!! And we’re celebrating with a KRAFTY HOP!!

Over the last few days in our Krafty Peeks, we have shared lots of AMAZING new stamps from all our artists! We’ve got something for everyone!! We've got TWO sweet new sets with the kiddos from Cheryl Alger........DOWN ON THE FARM and FAIRY FRIENDS!! We also have a fun new set from Emilie Goulet called PRETTY LITTLE PIXIES! And of course we have an amazing new set of SIX awesome stamps in our SASSY SPRITES collection with a coordinating FABULOUS FRAMES set and they are simply A-mazing! OH and don’t for...get the TWO incredible new sets of TRINKETS ...... SPRING TRINKETS and FAIRY TRINKETS!!

You will get to see most of the new images today as you sit back and enjoy our Krafty Hop! As you hop from blog to blog, be sure to leave a comment at each and every stop because some lucky stampers will win packages of these incredible stamps from the new release!! And when you’re done hoppin’, be sure to head over to the Kraftin’Kimmie shop, because ALL the new images are NOW available! 

So here is my rainbow inspired card to start off todays blog hop
Fairy Friends & Fairy Trinkets by Kraftin Kimmie
MFT clouds
DP - Fizzilicious by Crafts House
ribbon from stash

And of course, as always, we have our Gimme Kimmies Kits available for those of you who ‘need it all’!! The stamps are grouped together by artist and are available at a discount, but only for a limited time!!

The Kraftin' Kimmie Stamp shop now carries a selection of 6x6 paper pads!!! We are happy to offer these to our Canadian customers at regular shipping prices but due to the extra weight of the paper, if there are any International/US customers that would also like to take advantage of the paper pads, please email us for a quote on the extra shipping costs involved! We've got lots of new ones in and even a few ON SALE!!

**Who likes FREE? Well, the FIRST 30 orders of $30 or more before shipping and taxes, will receive a FREE package of 20 yards of assorted TWINE! Just an extra special gift for our extra special customers!!!
Thanks for hopping by

16 March 2013

Kraftin Kimmie Day 4

Welcome back to Day FOUR of the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps March previews!!! Now how CUTE were those sets by Cheryl Alger yesterday??? The Krafty Girls cards were SO awesome!! Wanna know the random commenter who is getting a set of those cuties?? Well, ALL the winners of this week will be announced at the LIVE online RELEASE PARTY TONIGHT!!! Go HERE to get all the details!!!
So are you here for a new challenge or are you here to check out some more brand new stamps for MARCH 2013???? Well, not to worry! We've got BOTH!! Not only do we have a new weekly challenge but we also have SIX new AWESOME stamps AND a new coordinating SET!!!

Today we have a FABULOUS collection called...... SASSY SRITES!!! If you love fairies and pixies and sprites....this release is just for YOU!! Also we have an incredible coordinating set of FABULOUS FRAMES that can be used on their own or with ANY of your stamps! There are so many ways to use them AND the set comes with TEN phrases and sentiments!! Awesome!! Just wait 'til you see how the Krafty Girls and Guests have featured them!!

and here is my creation
Rayne -Kraftin Kimmie Stamps
Pablos and Polychromos pencils
DP - Marrakech by Basic Grey
Chalk ink

Check out all the FUN creations by the Krafty Girls and Guests featuring Ivy, Isadora, Melaina, Naida, Rayne and Tatiana!! It's another incredibly fun release!! You will love it! There are lots of amazing creations on today's hop in combination with this week's challenge!! The lovely ALICE is our hostess this week and her challenge is ANYTHING GOES!! We want EVERYONE to play along and have a chance to win the new ISADORA, as featured on Alice's gorgeous creation!! We really hope you are inspired by this week's challenge and share your inky creations!!! We SO enjoy seeing your beautiful designs inspired by our challenges!

Below you will find all the Krafty Girls and Guests who have goodies to show you today and while you're visiting their blogs, be sure to leave some love at each stop because TWO lucky stampers are each going to WIN a package of today's stamps!! Woohoo!!!

ALL of our MARCH stamps will be available TONIGHT at the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Shop!!! We'll be celebrating tonight at our ONLINE RELEASE PARTY!! It's over at our KKS Facebook fan page! Join us for all the fun!! You can find more details here!!

OH and here's something exciting!!! The FIRST 30 orders of $30 or more after the new stamps are released tonight AT 7:30pm EST will each receive a package of 20 YARDS of assorted coloured TWINE for FREE with their order!!! Just 'cause we loves ya!!

Thanks for visiting my blog today

15 March 2013

Kraftin Kimmie Preview Day 3

Welcome back to day three of our MARCH Kraftin' Kimmie Peeks!!!
 Today we are excited to share TWO supah cute new sets by artist Cheryl Alger!!! You'll recognize these characters from previous sets.....Lulu, Lexi and Lucas! And they are just as cute as can be, perfect for springtime!!!
These new sets are.......DOWN ON THE FARM and FAIRY FRIENDS!!

Would you like to know who won the new stamp sets that we previewed yesterday???!! Well, you'll just have to wait until Saturday night at this month's ONLINE RELEASE PARTY!!! Hope you can join us for all the fun and excitement and prizes!!! You can read all the details about how you can join us RIGHT HERE!
and here is my card.....
Down on the Farm - Kraftin Kimmie Stamps
DP - Baby Chicks by Frances Meyer
Ribbon from stash
All the Krafty Girls and Krafty Guests listed below have lots of super sweet designs to show you, so be sure to hop over to each of them! And while you're there, be sure to leave a comment because we are giving away one of EACH of the new sets!!! You could WIN one of the new DOWN ON THE FARM and FAIRY FRIENDS stamp sets!!!!! {All of this week's winners will be announced at the online party on Saturday night!}

Then come on back tomorrow to check out MORE new stamps we have to show you , this time by artist Annie Rodrigue, along with a new CHALLENGE!!! And ALL the new stamps will be available on Saturday night at the KKStamps Shop!!


14 March 2013

Kraftin Kimmie Preview Day 2

Welcome back!! We hope you enjoyed all the sweet designs we shared yesterday featuring the new SPRING TRINKETS stamp set! And before we go any further, would you like to know who won that set??? Well, ALL the winners of this week will be announced at the LIVE online RELEASE PARTY on SATURDAY!!! Go HERE to find out all the details and come party with us!

Today at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps we are sharing a new set by the totally talented Emilie Goulet!!! We've got a perfect set for spring!! Let us introduce..... PRETTY LITTLE PIXIES!! Emilie has created a fun set of outdoor adventure images for your cards and scrapbook pages! You're going to... get a real kick out of these girls!! PLUS we are sharing a SECOND set of TRINKETS to go with the Pixie (and maybe some other stamps you have yet to see).....it's FAIRY TRINKETS!!!

and here is my little creation......
Pretty Pixies - Kraftin Kimmie stamps
Pablo & Polychromo pencils on kraft
DP - Fizzy Moon, Celebrations
Chalk ink
Below you will find a list of all the Krafty Girls who are sharing PEEKS with you today!! And as you're hoppin' around, be sure to leave a comment at each stop because TWO stampers will win some of these stamps!!! {All of this week's winners will be announced at the online party on Saturday night!}

All our new MARCH 2013 stamps will be available on Saturday at the Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Shop!!! And don't miss the online PAR-TAY to celebrate! Come on back tomorrow because we'll be revealing two new stamp sets by Cheryl Alger!!! 

13 March 2013

Kraftin Kimmie Preview Day 1

Kraftin Kimmie Preview

Hello there - today I am sharing with you one of the new
"Spring Trinkets" stamps

Happy Mothers Day from Spring Trinkets - Kraftin Kimmie
Tilda Swirl and Small Tilda Swirl - Poppy Stamps
DP- Green Meadow Butterflies - Craft Creations Ltd
Pablo pencils
sewing machine
Thanks for dropping by
I will be back tomorrow with another Kraftin Kimmie preview

4 March 2013

Spring/Easter themed challenge

Heaven's to Betsy.......where did February go?
Yee gads a new month means a new challenge over at
and this time we would like to see you creating
Clean and Simple cards
with a
Spring/Easter theme
I have been having fun with my Grand Nestabilities again!
They are a great way to add interest to a simple card without stuffing it to the gills with bling
Our sponsor this month is
Rainbow Chloe - Pink Gem Designs
Grand Nestabilities - Spellbinders
DP- Four Seasons by The Paper Studio
Pablo & Polychromo pencils
Now peeps please remember if you want to enter our challenge and have a chance of winning 2 digi images from Pink Gem Designs you must make sure your creation is clean and simple or it will not count.
(in other words - no bling if you want to win!)

2 March 2013

Kraftin Kimmie Challenge 168

Hello everyone!!
Sorry I have not been blogging or posting recently,
unfortunately I have been dealing with yet more migraines
and therefore have had to avoid using my laptop as much a possible.
But I am back today with my first Guest Designer post for
Challenge 168 - Pastel/Spring colours
Yeah, yeah I know the migraines have mushed my brains as this little chap is a Christmas Elf!!
But hey, he's moonlighting for UPS whilst Santa is resting, and he co-ordinates quite nicely with the crocus that are currently blooming in my garden!
Now I had great fun colouring this image as I got to play with some Stamping Linen.............oh I like this product! A big thank you to my dear friend Tracy Payne for introducing me to this stuff - I really like the effect you get............but please be aware that you cannot blend your markers as well as you can with your normal cardstock.....hence I used my coloured pencils in addition to my Copics.
I stamped him on the linen with a pale brown ink inorder to get a soft look overall
What do you think?
Balancing Elf - Kraftin Kimmie Stamps
Stamping Linen - Joy Crafts
Beach Bum paper pad - Fancy Pants Designs
Polychromos and Pablo Pencils
Toffee Crunch Memento Ink
Stitched tag die - L'il Inker
Delicate Chain die - Poppy Stamps
Thanks for visiting today