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Friday, 13 July 2018

Take Time to do What Makes Your Soul Happy - Paperbabe Stamps Challenge 'Picture Inspiration' - Midway Challenge Reminder

Oh my Gosh! Has it really been 4 months since I last posted on my Blog? Wow! That was a serious break I had, but I do feel a lot better for having been away for a while. Sometimes we all need to take a complete break from everything to clear our heads and reflect. I had a rough few months with medication changes and accepting my new life as a single Mum again for the first time in 12 years. It has been difficult at times especially getting my head around my financial situation and having to be there for not only my children but adjusting to being the only adult in the house again, having to be both good cop & bad cop well I'm sure many of you understand how that goes. But here is to my fresh start, I have been making a few pretties over the last week and finally enjoying my Kraftroom again at last.

Today I would like to share with you an Art Journal Page I made for the Paperbabe Stamps Blog Challenge I was late getting my project made as I am a little rusty, so this is a Midway Reminder to get your creative hands busy and get making for a chance to win some amazing Paperbabe Goodies!!!


Paperbabe Stamps Challenges are open to everyone...
As usual you are welcome to combine with other challenges.
Please be sure to link your project below for a chance to win Paperbabe Stamps Gift worth up to £20*.

The Challenge for this Fornight is a Picture Challenge where you take inspiration from a photo, either the theme or the colours from within it - the Beautiful Picture chosen for this Challenge is below...


I love the shades of Teals and Oranges in this Picture so I chose to use those colours within my
Journal page


I especially loved the brighter Teal so i picked this out for the hair of the girl I created using the Gorgeous Mixed Media Portrait Stencils & the Female Face Stamp Set.

I drew her first using the template which I traced around lightly using pencil, I then watercoloured the background using colours similar to those in the Challenge Picture. I then stamped the details of her face using the Female Face Stamp Set and the Matching Eye Templates (except her eyelashes I stamped those once I had finished painting her), I used Tumbled Glass & Broken China distress inks to stamp the colours of her eyes. I painted her skin, hair and lips using acrylic paints.

I then picked out some Beautiful Art Quotes & Sentiment Stamps (Best Version of You, Your Sparkle, Dont be afraid to Sparkle, Nothing can Dim, Take Time), from the Paperbabe Stamp range for most of the Journaling around her, I also added a few by hand.

This is the first painting I have done for quite a while that hasnt ended up in the bin, I actually enjoyed spending the time to bring her to life

Please do visit the Paperbabe Stamps Blog for more Inspiration from our Kim & the Design Team

Thanks you so much for visiting My Blog today, please leave me a comment so I can return the love 

Krafty Hugs xx


*So, if you use Paperbabe Stamps in your projects you have the chance to win £20 of Paperbabe Stamps, otherwise the prize will be £10.

Please enter your fabulous projects over on the Paperbabe Stamps Blog
in the linkup!
Challenge ends: 20th July 2018

Friday, 16 March 2018

Paperbabe Challenge - Anything Goes - Mayleedee Wonderland

Today Begin's another Fortnight's Challenge over at Paperbabe Stamps Team Blog
 
It's one of our favourite ones... Yay!


"Picture Inspiration"


so create anything that you've always wanted to try!
as always please include one paperbabe stamps product, HAVE FUN, and

You are welcome to combine with other challenges provided it's as similar to this as possible.

Paperbabe Stamps Challenges are open to everyone...
As usual you are welcome to combine with other challenges.
Please be sure to link your project below for a chance to win Paperbabe Stamps Gift worth up to £20*.

Here is My Design Team Example for the Challenge

I Created my Card using 'Mayleedee Wonderland' Red Rubber Stamp and the
'Take Time to make Your Soul Happy' Sentiment Red Rubber stamps both from the
Paperbabe Etsy Shop. She coloured Mayleedee using colours to co-ordinate
with the backing papers she choke and then paper pieced her apron
from one of the same backing papers.
 
A Close Up of Mayleedee Wonderland
 
 
So I hope I have inspired you a bit into joining in with the Challenge it really is a lot of fun and the prize is Amazing!!


*So, if you use Paperbabe Stamps in your projects you have the chance to win £20 of Paperbabe Stamps, otherwise the prize will be £10.


Please enter your fabulous projects in the linkup! over on the Paperbabe Stamps Blog
Challenge ends: 30th Mar 2018
Thank you for joining in!

Saturday, 24 February 2018

Paperbabe Blog Hop - Wonderland Mixed Media

Good morning!

If You have arrived HERE from
Terri
Then you are in the right place in the Hop line up but if you only just arrived here then please do find the Hop List in this post and start from the beginning so that you havent missed any of the Gorgeous Projects from the Design Team & Guests. You will then also be in with a chance of winning the Blog Hop Prize

I'm delighted today to announce our blog hop celebrating Paperbabe Stamps BRAND NEW Alice Collection Mixed media Release! 

These are already available in the shop...

 Five wonderful new Characters including two animal sets to add to your collection, join us for tons of inspiration, and a giveaway as well!

To add extra fun to our blog hop... we are offering up a prize! 
of the whole Alice collection to one lucky winner.

Here are the details:
  • A winner will be chosen at RANDOM from any of the designer's blogs and the PaperbabeStamps Blog to win. 
  • Just leave a comment on any of the designer's blogs listed below or the Paperbabe stamps blog for your chance to win! (you do not need to comment on all blogs to qualify but it increases your chances) 
  • Deadline: You have until midnight on Monday, 26th Feb to leave a comment. 
  • Please check the Paperbabe Stamps blog on Wednesday, 28th Feb to see if you are one of our lucky winners. 
Here's a sample from me...



I created my project into my A4 Art Journal using the Alice templates and the Mini Female Face stamp set. I then coloured her using a full set of Crayola pencils. The background I created using various Paperbabe stamps, watercolours, distress inks and handwritten quotes from my copy of Alice's Adventure's in Wonderland. My Copy was printed in 1920 and has all the orginal artwork and poetry by Lewis Carroll.

Today, we’ve enlisted some super talented designers to inspire you with ideas on how to use these beautiful new stamps and templates! Hop along for lots of fun and inspiration!


Here is the entire blog hop line-up so you don't miss a single stop...


Have fun on the HOP!

Thank You so much for visiting my Post Today on my Blog for the Paperbabe Stamps Blog Hop

Krafty Hugs xx

Saturday, 3 February 2018

Paperbabe Challenge - Dots Theme - Dillon Hatter

Hiya and Welcome Back to my Blog

Today I am sharing with you my Design Team Make for this Fortnight's Paperbabe Challenge over on the Team Blog

The Theme this fortnight is Dots, you can interpret this in any way you choose and if you enter over on the Team Blog you could WIN up to £20* of Paperbabe Products

Here is a Picture of what I created for the Challenge using 'Dillon Hatter' as my main focal point


I used a page from an old dictionary with some interesting words on which I fixed down onto the fancy card blank using Decomache Glue, I then inked through a Dotty Template using 'Milled Lavendar' and 'Seedless Preserves' Distress Inks. I love this template because it has many different sizes of Dot so you can really build up details. 

I stamped 'Dillon Hatter' onto plain white cardstock and coloured him using coloured pencils, using colours to match into the spots on the small piece of cardstock I used as a layer over the background. I love how he turned out because 'The Hatter' always wears such outrageous outifts

I stamped some words from the 'Just Because' Sentiment set all separately because you can with Our Kim's clever designing skills so you can make up sentiments to your own needs as the words you want to use  you can't alway find in the normal sentiment sets around on the high street. I spelt out. 'Just BECAUSE you make me smile' and this card I've made to give to my Boyfriend.... We have only been together since early December but he does make me smile every day.

I stamped the 'Curiouser & Curiouser' sentiment from the 'Mayleedee in Wonderland set, just because I love it... I am a huge Alice fan and all the quoted from the book inspire me daily which is when when i changed my name by Deedpoll last month I had to add 'Alyce' in as my middle name 

I added more spots using the Tiny 'Dot Clusters' from the 'Birthday Wishes' set and black ink.

To finish I just had to fussy cut 'Dillon Hatter', matt&layer all the pieces, ink the edges and then piece it all together.


I really like how the card turned out and I hope my Boyfriend will like it too as I am giving it to him today when I go away with him for the Weekend... this is becoming a regular thing now that we stay at each others houses at weekends because I live in Harlow and He lives in Frinton-on-Sea, both are in Essex luckily but still a long old trek to see each other each week... and of course I prefer staying at his as its so close to the Sea. The sea air has always made me feel so much better from when I was really young to now.

Paperbabe Products used in my Project:



*So, if you use Paperbabe Stamps in your projects you have the chance to win £20 of Paperbabe Stamps, otherwise the prize will be £10.

Please enter your fabulous projects in the linkup! on the Team Blog
Challenge ends: 16th Feb 2018
Thank you for joining in!

Thanks You so much for visiting my Blog Today, please do come back again soon as I will be making again more often now that I am finally under the right treatment from the doctors so my enthusiasum for making things is returning!!! Best News Ever!

Krafty Hugs xx

Friday, 19 January 2018

Paperbabe Challenge 'Picture Inspiration' Ultra Violet - Design Team Post

Hiya and welcome to my Blog - It has been a long time since I have posted anything here as I have had a few medical issues but all is good now so I am back and what better way to come back than with a Brilliant Challenge with Paperbabe Stamps

This Fortnight the Challenge is a Picture Inspiration Challenge, you can create anything you like inspired by the pictures below or the colours, any project you like but please do link up on the Paperbabe Stamps Blog for your entry to be entered for a change to Win up to £20* of Paperbabe Products


So, it's time to create anything inspired by the picture... this years colour is ultra violet so 'Our Kim' thought it would be fun to use. Use the picture or colours as inspiration!
As always be sure you use at least one paperbabe stamps product in your creations, and HAVE FUN

Here are some pictures of my Design Team Project for the Challenge


I was inspired to create my Favourite Character from a very famous DC Comics Movie 'The Suicide Squad' - 'Harley Quinn' I just love her so much. I created her using Templates and Stamps all available from the Paperbabe Etsy Shop

Female Portrait Templates 'Head & Torso' & 'Wavy Bunches' and 'Female Face Stamps'. Her untra violet roses background was made using 2 of the roses from the rose border stamp set and the 'Your Sparkle has not gone unnoticed' quote stamp 

watercolours were used for the roses backgroundwhich I built up using an older set from Paperbabe Stamps - the Roses Border set of red rubber stamps


I wanted to show that you dont always need the most expensive pencils available to create a shaded hair look so i used a set of 12 double-ended (so 24 colours) of Crayola Pencils that i got cheaply in my local Supermarket 

I am really happy with how the project turned out

Here is another close up of her pencil coloured hair - I love how using a black pencil under the colours adds some depth and texture to her hair



We would all love to see your entries in the challenge - so go get those craft materials out and ready to play, have fun

The challenge post will go live on Paperbabestamps blog on
Friday 19th Jan at 10am(UK/gmt).

you will have 2 weeks to enter your Beautiful Projects over on the Paperbabe Challenge Blog

 http://paperbabestamps.blogspot.co.uk/


*So, if you use Paperbabe Stamps in your projects you have the chance to win £20 of Paperbabe Stamps, otherwise the prize will be £10.

Please enter your fabulous projects in the linkup!
Challenge ends: 2nd Feb 2018
Thank you for joining in!
Thanks you so much for visiting my Blog today
Krafty Hugs xx

Friday, 3 November 2017

Thanks for visiting today, I hope you had a wonderful Halloween 

Over at Paperbabe Stamps Blog we hope you can find a moment to join in with this fortnights challenge which is a lovely and fun...

"Anything Goes"

I know it's a favourite...
so create anything that you've always wanted to try!

Paperbabe Stamps Challenges are open to everyone...
As usual you are welcome to combine with other challenges.
Please be sure to link your project below for a chance to win Paperbabe Stamps Gift worth up to £20*

Here are a few pics of my Design Team Inspiration Project for this fortnight's challenge



*So, if you use Paperbabe Stamps in your projects you have the chance to win £20 of Paperbabe Stamps, otherwise the prize will be £10.

Please enter your fabulous projects over the Challenge Post!
Challenge ends: 17th November 2017
Thank you for joining in!

Friday, 13 October 2017

New Release Day - Paperbabe Stamps - Christmas Nativity & MDF Angels

Hiya and Welcome to my Blog

This Week has been really exciting over in Kraft Korner as I have had the Privilege to be working with the New Release Stamps and Fibreboard Shapes from the Nativity Collection and the Paper Angels Collection
by the Amazing Kim at Paperbabe Stamps

The New Products are now Available to buy over at the Paperbabe Stamps Etsy Shop

These little characters are so so so cute and I have loved putting them together and hand painting them to show to you all today

 

Look at their Gorgeously Cute little faces. I had so much fun painting in the details and bringing them to life using my Acrylic Paints

I glued together the body's and then painted over all of the pieces using white gesso primer. Once dry I gave them a few coats of white acrylic paint. When fully dry I used the co-ordinating stamp set and versafine ink to to add all the outlines and details. I then hand painted all of the pieces to add all the colours, shading and detailing until I was completely happy with all of them. I then finished glueing all the pieces together; all the animals heads to their body's and all the little accent pieces like crowns, gifts, shepherds crook etc

The following photo's show close ups of some of the characters I love the little cows and sheep




I also had a lot of fun creating this Angel using an older Favourite from the Paperbabe Stamps Shop, The Paper Angel's Stamp Set and the New MDF Shapes that co-ordinate


Such a lovely set to work with - I stamped the Angel Stamps onto MDF Shapes that I had pre-painted using white gesso primer and white acrylic paint. 

I chose to use the side flowy dress but you do get the choice of dress shapes in each package of the MDF Shapes which match up perfectly with the dress shape options in the stamp set. Each package of MDF Shapes has a different style of hair which match up with the hair shape options of the stamp set, I am using one of the long wavy hair styles.

I really enjoyed painting all the details using my acrylic paints, especially the Hair, which has always been my favourite part of any character I either paint or colour


I hope you liked having a look at the projects I have made for the New Release Stamps and MDF Shapes that are now available to buy from the Paperbabe Stamps Etsy Shop

Thanks You so much for your Visit and I hope you will join me here again soon for more of my Krafty Korner Adventures with Kraft

Krafty Hugs
Please do go check out the Paperbabe Stamps Blog to see the Gorgeous Project's by Our Kim 
and also the links to the Design Team Blogs
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