Friday, 29 August 2014

Paperbabe Challenge number #2 - picture/colour inspiration

Hiya its that time again A New Challenge begins over at Paperbabe Stamps Blog

The theme is a Picture/Colour Inspiration

Here is the Picture the Design Team had for a reference

I decided to try something a little bit different to my usual makes with a Mixed Media Piece

I have used 3 Paperbabe stamp sets in this project 'Oriental Zen', 'Doll Face' and 'Fabulous Everything'

I started out with an A4 piece of Greyboard that I Upcycled from an old Sketchpad. I have a habit of using things from around my house with my craft stash as I do not like to through anything away if I can help it. Next I chose colours from my Acrylic Paint set to match the Colours in the Inspiration Photo and a few skin tones and hair colours.

I have also used a page from an old Dictionary, Joint Filler robbed from my Hubby's Shed (Shhhhh) and a few Masks that i would normally use with Inks.

I covered the whole surface first with Joint Filler and before it was set I fixed the dictionary page to the centre. Using the masks I dragged filler over them at the corners using a palette knife and lifted them off to leave the texture behind. Now I'm not a patient person so used a Heat Gun to fry the filler out so i could move to the next stage which was painting.

I marked out a circle in the middle of the Dictionary page so the words 'Beauty and Beautiful' could be seen in the centre of the circle this would become the face. Using the Doll Face set I stamped the Open Eye with lashes stamp on one side of her face and the closed lashes eye the other side. I also used the Eyelid curved shape for her closed lid and her chin. I stamped the nose stamp lower down in the centre of her face and the Full Lipped mouth stamp under the nose. once her face was stamped I painted a flesh colour acrylic over the whole face. I drew a neck and used a lighter flesh colour to paint it in.

I stamped the Double Half circle stamp from Oriental Zen around the base of the neck as a collar for her blouse. I then drew shoulders. I painted the shoulders using a few shades of paint and a sponge for a textured effect.

Once her face was dry I painted in the details of her eyes, nose, mouth, makeup and a beauty spot.

I free hand painted her hair which afterwards realised I should have drawn it with a pencil first which I will remember for next time.

The flower (from oriental zen) in her hair I stamped on a separate piece of card using black ink and then over stamped with paint and the solid stamps to fill in the colour.

The background I used a piece of foam and randomly dabbed different shades of paint around the lady and filling in over the textured areas.

The greeting (from Fabulous Everything) I first stamped the border stamp using a purple ink pad and then I stamped the word Fabulous over the top using black ink.

Once all the paint was dry I coated over the whole board using Mod-Podge. I stuck the flower and greet down using glue gel and then one more coat of med-podge over the whole board again once the glue was dry.

I hope you like my project it took some time and was way out of my comfort zone as I have not painted any figures since I was studying art at school.

Thank you for visiting my blog and I hope you will visit again soon xxx

Krafty Hugs
Kerrie xx
Paperbabe DT

Wednesday, 27 August 2014

My DT Make for The Stamping Chef - Anything Goes Challenge

I've been neglecting my Blog for a few days as I've been having some much needed Family Time as the Kiddies are back to school soon xx

Today is the start of a New Challenge over at The Stamping Chef and the theme as always is Anything Goes, you dont have to use a The Stamping Chef Image to enter but if you do you get entered into the draw twice foe your chance to win 3 Digi Images of your choice from The Stamping Chef Shop xx

Here is my Make for the Challenge

I have chosen to use 'Look at Me' she is a very Sassy & Cheeky Girl and so much fun to colour

I have coloured her using Copic Markers

Hair: R37, R37, R35
Skin: E13, E11, E21, E00, E000
Lips: E09, E07, E04
Eyes: W7, W5
Makeup: C7, C4, C2
Underwear: C3, C2, C1, C0, R17, R08, C6, C4
Tattoo: R24, R22, R20, C2, C0

I used Backing Paper and Dark Grey Pearlescent Cardstock to compliment the colours in the Image

For the Embellishments i used a Circle Die, A Doily Die, I Circular Heart Die for the Waste Hearts, A Heart Die from a Nesting Set and a Bingo Card (from my stash).

The Sentiment is one I found on a Free Sentiments Blog

I hope you like my Make for The Stamping Chef Challenge go on over to see the Brilliant makes from the DT and to enter xx

Have you joined the TSC Recipes Facebook Group yet? If not head over there so you do not miss out on Sneak Peeks and Special Offers xx

Krafty Hugs
Kerrie xx

Monday, 25 August 2014

Besties 'Something Old, SOmething New'

Hiya and welcome to my DT post for the My Besties UK Challenge

Today the theme is Anything Goes/Something Old, Something New - please do visit the Challenge BLOG to see the DT Inspiration Makes and to read all the Info - great prizes if you Enter x

Here is my Card for the Challenge

I chose to use one of the Newer Images 'Sweet Candy - Remix' for part of my Something New element you can get her HERE

I coloured her using Copic Markers and then fussy cut her out.

I chose some papers and cardstock that I have had for a long time along with some paper and fabric flowers that we hiding in my stash as my Something Old Element.

The Heart Shape Die Set is my Something New element

I made a Heart Easel Card using the largest Heart Die, some Matt&Layering using smaller Heart Dies.

Thank You for visiting my Blog today and I hope to see your entries in the Bestie's UK Challenge soon x x x

Krafty Hugs
Kerrie xx
UK Besties DT

Friday, 15 August 2014

Bestie's Friday Post

Hiya I've been a bit busy today but would like to share with you my Friday Make for Sherri Baldy's  Blog

I wanted to make something bright and colourful so I chose a cute little digi and some papers and an idea came to me so I just went with it 

The Image I chose was 'Dragonfly' one of the newer Images from Sherri Baldy My Besties you can get her HERE at the Etsy Store

I coloured her using Copic Makers then fussy cut out her and the 2 Dragonflies that are part of the Digi Image.

The papers I have used are from a Sidewalks Pad 'October Afternoon' they are really summery colours and just what I wanted to use for my card. I matched them up with a few offcuts from my stash and then set about layering it all up. I used a few strips of the papers down the sides and circle cutouts for the flower centres.

I have used Salmon Pink mirror board for matt&layering and for the Doily diecut behind the paper doily. A piece of music score that was left over from another card I used at a jaunty angle for a bit of dimention to the card.

The sentiment I have used is a freebie which you can find at the link below

 I have used a few fabric flowers and some die cut flourishes for some texture and a summery feel, this is where I then used the cut out Dragonflies from the image like they are flying around the flowers.

I thank you for visiting my Blog today and I hope to see you again soon

Oh don't forget Sherri is having a sale over at her Etsy Store for the next few days enter the following code at the Etsy Checkout for 25% off your total purchase  Bestiesale4u25

Hugs Kerrie
Besties DT

My DT post for Paperbabe Sketch Challenge

Eeeeeeks so exciting today as it's the first Challenge over at Paperbabe Stamps Blog

We have a Sketch Challenge for you please follow the sketch for your entries, your entry can be any project cards, layouts mixed media anything you fancy, you can reverse it or flip it as long as the sketch is visible in your makes.

You will need to use a Paperbabe stamp or Digi in your entry visit the Etsy Shop to see them HERE!

Here is the Sketch we are using
I have chosen to use 'Dillon Frost Sprite'

I stamped him onto Super Smooth cardstock and coloured him using Copic Markers

Hair: C4, C2 C0
Skin: E13, E00, E000
Cheeks: R02
Lips: E07, E04
Jumper: B45, B41, N5
Trousers: B39, B37, N7
Snow: C3, C1

I have used a Snowflake stamp from 'Mayleedee Frost Fairy' set stamped randomly using 2 shades of blue ink to create a backing paper

I have matt&layered using Navy Pearlescent cardstock

 I reversed the sketch

I stamped the sentiments from the 'Dillon Frost Sprite' set onto white cardstock and cut into the banner shape.

The Snowflake dies are from my own stash which I layered up and attached at the side of the Image.

Close up of my finished card

 I do hope you like my card and that you will join us in the Challenge

Have fun, the deadline for entries is 27th August, winners will be announced on the Paperbabes Stamps Blog on our next Challenge 29th August.

Hugs Kerrie xx
Paperbabe DT

Tuesday, 12 August 2014

The Music Of The Night - Phantom of the Opera - for Inspired by a Song Challenge

I so so loved the theme of the Creata Challenge this time and thought I had missed the deadline to enter but thankfully not so I got to create the card I imagined when I saw the theme 'Inspired By A Song' check out the Challenge HERE!

The song I chose is.....'The Music Of The Night' from 'The Phantom of the Opera' my absolute fave Musical ever by the amazingly talented Andrew Lloyd Webber. You can find a link to the video I watched while planning and making my card below...

The Music Of The Night

To make this card I have used an Image of 'The Phantom' from Sassy Studio Designs you can get him HERE! you will need to scroll down a few images to find him.

I have coloured my Phantom using Copic Markers

Hair: E49, E39, E29
Eyes: YG67, YG63
Skin: E13, E00, E000
Lips: E04
Mask, Cravat & Cape Lining: C3, C1, 0
Waistcoat: R59, R39, R37
Jacket & Trousers: C9, C7, C5
Cloak: 100, C10, C8, C6
Shoes: 110, 100, C10

The Rules of Creata Challenge are you need to use at lease 1 Creata Product in your entry so I'm listing my Creata Products here:

Ruby Red Mirror Board
White Silky Cardstock
Hearts Entwined Die
Stage Curtains Die

I have used an 8x8 scalloped cardblank to make my card. I have used White Creata Silky Cardstock and Ruby Red Creata Mirror Board for the matt&layering behind the black background.

For the background I wanted to create a bit of Drama so I trimmed a piece of cardstock and then using some stamps and embossing powders I think I achieved the look I wanted.

The Chandelier Stamp is from Visible Image
The other various Music stamps are from an old Kanban set from my stash

I stamped the Chandelier's first at varying heights at the top of the Cardstock using a watermark inkpad then used white embossing powder and a heatgun. I did the same with the music notes, flourish and the piano keys. I stamped the music score stamp and the treble clef stamp using watermark inkpad and then used red tinsel embossing powder and a heatgun. I then fixed this panel to the Matt & Layered cardblank.

I die cut the Stage Curtains Die and the Entwined Hearts Die from Ruby Red Mirror board and then fixed to the cardfront along with the Phantom image that i fussy cut out

I am really pleased with how my card has turned out and I really hope you like it.

Why not visit the Creata Challenge and enter yourself there is a brilliant prize for the winner you can enter the challenge using the link below

 I would also like to enter this card into the following Challenges...

Thank you for visiting 
Krafty Hugs
x x

Monday, 11 August 2014

Frost Sprite a make for Paperbabe

Wow its been a busy week ive not had much time to do anything but prepare for Birthday's so this make was from a few days ago but I wanted to share it with you all today xx

This little cutey is a New Stamp Set over at Paperbabe Stamps and you can get him HERE

Dillon Frost Sprite

I have stamped him onto Super Smooth Cardstock and then coloured him using Copic Markers

Hair: C3, C2, C1, 0
Skin: E11, E00, E000 Blush: R02
Snow: C2, C1, 0
Eyes & Jumper: B45, B41
Trousers: N7, N5, N3

I chose a piece of blue textured cardstock for the backing and randomly stamped a Snowflake Stamp (I have used the one from Paperbabe Set 'Mayleedee Frost Fairy') using a watermark inkpad which I then tipped white embossing powder over, tapped off the excess and heat embossed using a heat tool. I love this effect as it give the background a raised pattern and more texture.

I Matted the backing using navy pearlescent cardstock and fixed to a 8x8 scalloped cardblank using foam tape to add a bit more dept to the card.

I used a paper trimmer to cut the stampImage out leaving about 1cm around the edge of the stamp, I used the Snowflake stamp again using Faded Jeans Distress Ink and Cloudy Blue Adirondack randomly around the edges. I used silver pearlescent and more of the navy pearlescent for more layering.

I then stamped the two sentiments that are in the 'Dillon Frost Sprite' stamp set, trimmed them and Matted again onto navy pearlescent cardstock and attached one in each corner using foam pads.

i finished the card with a few diecut snowflakes which I cut using white pearlescent cardstock and some dies from my stash. I attached these to the card using tacky glue an put a gem into the centre of each of the snowflakes.

I hope you like my card today thank you so much for visiting and I hope you will visit again soon :)

Hugs Kerrie xx
Paperbabe Stamps DT

p.s. oh dont forget too that the Blog Hop is still running you can find my post for the Hop below please do check it out and see where it starts and who is next on the hop - if you are following the hop and ended up here please use the link below to find your way again x x x

Bestie's Challenge - Anything Goes/Flowers

Today begins a new Challenge over on the Besties UK Challenge BLOG and the theme is Flowers/Anything Goes

I wanted to make something other than a card for this Challenge so I had a look around and found my daughter's scissor pot from her craft desk which is a Smash tin and though I would upcycle it for her 

Here are the papers and embellishments I chose to use along with the undecorated tin

I wanted to use plenty of flowers for the Challenge Theme and wanted the pot to look really pretty for my daughter's craft desk, she is 12 and really getting in to making cards and loves pretty things xx

The Image I chose to use is available at the Etsy Store HERE

I coloured her using Copic Markers

Hair: E37, E35, E31
Hat: Y26, Y23, Y21
Skin: E13, E11, E00, E000
Lips: E04
Eyes, Leaves: YG67, YG63, YG61
Berries & Roses: R37, R35
Pink Flowers & Dress: RV25, RV21, RV10
White Flowers: Y17, C3, C1
Ribbons & Trim: BG13, BG11, BG10

The papers and Die Cuts I chose are from 'Vintage Blooms' by Jennifer Ellory I received a pack as a free gift in 'Quick Cards Made Easy' magazine and they are so beautiful I just love the summery colours - I love the sentiment DieCut and its very true of my daughter Ashleigh who makes me smile every day as do her 2 brothers and younger sister  

All the paper flowers I have used are from 'Wild Orchid Crafts' who I order from regularly they have such a wide range of blooms at very good prices 

I measured and cut two pieces of floral paper to cover the tin and attached them using 'Collal' all purpose glue. I wrapped a piece of florist ribbon around the covered tin I attached this using a glue gun. I then Die Cut my coloured Image and a large circular Doily Die from 'Joycrafts' and attached this to the tin using a glue gun. I fixed the DieCuts tucked around the Doily. I attached all the flowers and stamens in random places surrounding the other elements. I finished the pot with a pompom trim.

Ashleigh is very pleased with her now very pretty scissor pot

I hope you like my project and that it inspires you to enter the challenge there are great prizes for the winner x x

Krafty Hugs
Kerrie xx
UK Besties DT

Friday, 8 August 2014

Paperbabe Blog Hop - Kerrie's DT Post x


You are Here at Kerrie's Blog if you got here from Chris's Blog then you are in the right place - if not then please start at the beginning of the Hop List (further down in the post to get caught up) - We hope you enjoy hopping with us today x x

WELCOME ALL to the Paperbabe Stamps Summer Blog Hop featuring new stamps... Kim thought it would be a lovely treat to see Paperbabe stamps in the hands of some of her talented stampy friends...

Just to recap the new release, "Folk Fabrique", "Doll Face", "Mayleedee Little Red", "Mayleedee Frost Fairy" and "Dillon Frost Sprite" are NOW in Etsy! and the WebShop

Be sure to stop by PAPERBABE blog if you are JUST beginning the hop and make it all the way to the PAPERBABE STAMPS blog to see the endless possibilities with these new stamps and to leave your comments along the way... as there are some fabby prizes to be had!

Prizes indeed! To celebrate there will be the ENTIRE AUGUST release and a very special not yet released (get it well before it's release in September) rubber stamp...  up for grabs to a very lucky winner!!!

Here is my Project for the Hop...

I have used the New Release 'Folk Fabrique' stamp set

I wanted to try out the Clean & Simple look with this card its not something I do very often but I really like how it turned out xx 

I stamped the peacock using black ink and the over stamped using the patterned elements from the stamp set to create the feathers and the body. I used distress inks in various shades.

The Sentiment stamp is from the 'Mayleedee little Red' stamp set.

I then chose a green patterned paper and dark blue mirror board from my stash for simple matt & layering.

Here is a photo at a different angle...

I do hope you like my project and will join us in following the HOP xx

So go, hop and be amazed... Here's where you want to be:

Chris (DT)
Kerrie (DT)
Lady (DT)
Delphine (DT)
Jackie  (DT)

THANK you so much for joining us on this Hop, we'll announce the winners on the Paperbabe Blog on the 15th when our Newest Challenge will be starting! You have until the 13th to hop with us and enter to win!


Krafty Hugs
Kerrie xx
Paperbabe DT

Friday, 1 August 2014

My Exciting News

Hiya no photos at the moment as I'm out at the local paddling pool with the kiddies but I couldn't wait to get home to share this ...

To see my exciting news please head over to

Thankyou for visiting I will post a proper blog post with photos later

Hugs Kerrie
X x x

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