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SCACD Holiday Inspiration Day

A bit more festive fun today with another Christmas make and this time I’ve got something from Susana’s Custom Art and Card Design (SCACD) to show as part of this month’s SCACD Digital stamp showcase for all the festivities going on at this time of year – thanks for inviting me guys!

I had a bit of fun with this one and used two fabulous digi-stamps Note To Selfie and Happy Holidays.

I totally fell in love with Note to Selfie and this is my Christmas version of him. I cut out the hat from Happy Holidays and stuck it on Selfie’s head, after trimming off his ears. How cute?

I wonder what his Instagram feed looks like?

So that is my showcase piece and you can find the full list of participants if you hop on over to the SCACD blog.

Catch you later and thanks for popping in.

Kim



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Taking A Break And A Halloween Make

You know how sometimes you need to step away from a project to be able to see it properly? Well, I had one of those moments the other day, I thought I would step out for a bit of walk and maybe a coffee somewhere. Sometimes a bit of fresh air is just what you need for a creative refresh. 

Of course it is always when I’m away from the computer that all those jobs I need to do on the computer suddenly jump to mind. Like setting up a blog post for Susana’s Custom Art and Card Design, mmm a Halloween theme for a special one-off blog post from the DT and guests using a digi-stamp. Mmm what to do? What to do?

A Halloween tag using SCACD digi-stamp and a Halloween story

I was still throwing ideas around in my head when I found myself in front of a cafe. I’m quite new to this area so I’m often going for random walks to see what I can find. I must have been walking for a while because I wasn’t really sure where I was, but the cafe looked nice, Cuckoos’ Nest, cute name. Thinking that what I needed was a mocha and a bun I went in. Ooo, free Wifi – sorted!

It was only when I was sat in front of my drink and cake at the table in the back that I realised how busy the cafe was. Logging on to the free Wifi I started to feel a little uncomfortable. The place was busy alright but seemed really quiet. Ha, maybe they are all checking their emails on their phones or taking pictures of their cappuccinos. Yeah, that must be it.

Close up of the wire embellishment on A Halloween tag

I glanced up; everyone at that table seem to have their hands resting on the table and just seem to be starring at them. Mmm bit weird. Ooo, look a new picture from one of my favourite bloggers on Instagram. Hey it is a cherry Danish with a double mochaccino, LOL! That is exactly what I’m having! *heart*. Ooo yikes I better reply to that email.

I glance up again. That other table seems to be full of people just staring down at their hands on the table too. I look around. The whole cafe is staring at their hands. Even the barista at the counter. OK that is seriously weird. 

But before I can think any more about it, a stream of children all dressed alike enter the cafe. Of course! It must be school chucking out time and this is where the parents wait for their kids.

Except one of the kids comes straight to my table. A chill runs down my spine as she sits in front of me without asking.

Close-up of the Halloween altered RockStar Eyes - Alex from SCACD

‘I am Raven,’ she says, ‘you need to leave now’.

I’m somewhat taken aback. ‘But I’ve not finished my cherry Danish,’ I splutter absurdly.

‘YOU need to leave NOW’. It is then that I realise that she hasn’t opened her mouth to speak nor have her eyes left mine. I’m transfixed in her stare, I can just about manage to tear my eyes away to see that I am surrounded by the children, their eyes wide and unblinking. No, surely that can not be, their eyes seem to be glowing with a startling light.

My heart sinks and my feet feel like lead but the next thing I know I am standing as if a hand had pulled me out of my chair. I waver slightly but my legs move by their own accord and I find myself outside the cafe and in the street.

Another view of the SCACD Halloween Tag

As the children silently, unblinkingly, file out of the cafe, I have an urge to run and I do, Danish pastry in one hand, mobile phone in the other, I run as fast as I can muster. I run and I run until I reach the end of the street and I risk a look behind me.

The children are still watching me from outside the cafe, Raven at their lead. I don’t want to chance it so I move off again but just as I do I notice some strange graffiti on the street sign. The name of the road has been scrubbed out and over an edge someone has written ‘Midwich’ in, is that blood? No surely not?

Another view of the SCACD Halloween Tag

Ahh Halloween is coming and I could not resist a scary story. None of it is true but you knew that didn’t you? Didn’t you? Mwahahah (evil laugh).

The role of Raven was played by 

RockStar Eyes – Alex from SCACD pop on over to have a look at what she usually looks like untouched by Halloween magic! If you haven’t guessed it already, the inspiration for my tall Halloween tale and the colouring of Alex is from John Wyndham’s book The Midwich Cuckoos. I’ve also used my favourite stamp at the moment – the Susana Loves Stamps – Montage – Art of Chemistry which you can find either at SCACD.


If you hop on over to the SCACD blog you can find out how to win some gorgeous SCACD Digi-stamps and get your free Autumn digi to download now. *This Competition Is Now Over*

Have a good day my craftinators and sleep well tonight. Mwahaha (more evil laughter).

Kim (Not Mad At All) Dellow

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[21st Oct 2015 – This post has been edited to bring the links up to date and remove old, out of date information]







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SCACD This & That Rubber Stamp Blog Hop

Welcome one and all to the new stamp release from super lovely Susana’s Custom Art and Card Design, SCACD.

I have the honour of being part of the ‘This and That Collection’ debut today along with the SCACD design team and some special guests. So if you have come here from Kathi’s blog Kat’s Tales of Scrapping and Stamping you are on the right blog hoppity journey. If not, and you want to hop along with the rest of us, then pop over to the start of the hop at Alex’s blog Paper and String.

So let me introduce you to the new SCACD Steampunk Cupcake.

How cool is this stamp? I’ve paper pieced the stamp on patterned paper and added a bit of extra colour with some pencils. Then mounted it on a doily – of course – and a lightly painted canvas board.

*LOVE* It looks so tasty!

All of the new ‘This and That Collection’ stamps have been inspired by things in Susana’s life and then beautifully given life by Artist Carmen Medlin. 

There are four ‘Zen Beauties’ stamps and five ‘eclectic fun’ stamps in the collection and Susana has said that if you buy all the Zen Beauties together in one go you will get an accompanying accessory maple seed stamp as a bonus stamp. Oooo!

You can find the new rubber stamps of the ‘This and That Collection’ at SCACD or at Quixotic Paperie

There are also some digital stamps of Hope, Steampunk Cupcake (the stamp I’ve used above) and Mrs. Bones available at SCACD.

So next on the hop is Miss Alaineous’ Mosaics. But if you get lost along the way then make your way back to the SCACD store blog.

Happy hopping.

Kim



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SCACD Elements Rubber Stamp Blog Hop

Welcome to the SCACD The Elements Collection blog hop!

It is new rubber stamp release time! YAY! Time to follow the blog hop so that you can get a first look at the four lovely new rubber stamps from Susana’s Custom Art and Card Design (SCACD)

If you hopped on over to my blog from Alex at Paper and String then you are on the right track. If not then start your hopping at Alex’s blog or hop to the Store blog for the whole list.

So let me introduce you to SCACD The Elements Collection Water stamp.

Look at me doing some image colouring! I haven’t done image colouring for my blog in ages! Ahh but she is too beautiful not to want to colour. It was great fun colouring her and I used my Prismacolor pencils.

I hope that you enjoy checking out the other Elements from the SCACD The Elements Collection, all of them beautiful!

You can find the new stamps over at the SCACD store for USA-based customers or at Quixotic Paperie for EU-based, so go check them out but only after you have finished the hop!

And your next hop is Elaine over at her blog Marker Geek.

Have a fun hoppity hop!

Catch you later.

Kim



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SCACD New Release Stamps Blog Hop

Who fancy’s a sneaky peek at some brand new stamps?

We Do!

It is the new Susana’s Custom Art and Card Design (SCACD) Susana Loves Stamp releases and you can see them all today on the SCACD DT, Quixotic Paperie DT and guests (I’m a guest!) blogs (there is a list below to help you hop about!).


There are two new collections to fall in love with, first there are the FUN little pranksters the Oddly Sweet Curiosities #5 collection. Then there is the all new FAB range of The MechAnimals.

The new SCACD Stamp ranges are available in the UK/EU exclusively at Quixotic Paperie or from Susana’s Custom Art and Card Design in the US.

So my first peek is of Spike from the Oddly Sweet Curiosities #5 collection…

Cute!

Next peek is Radiant Moth from The MechAnimals collection…

I have a thing for circuit board so LOVE Radiant Moth! As you can see these guys are a little different and totally fab I’m sure you will agree.

But that isn’t all Susana has a new adventure – she is going Digital!



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So checkout what is on offer digitally over at her shop.

Now if you want see the whole collections then hop on over to the other guys on the new release blog hop:

Melanie

Kim Dellow (that is me!)

Elaine

Dianne

Alex

Delphine

Kathi

Sandie Dunne

Wendy Ramlakhan

Suzanne Dean

Have fun!

Kim


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SCACD The Fairy Dust Collection New Release Blog Hop

Everyone loves fairies right? Well we have some new beauties to fall in love with today!

Welcome to the Susana’s Custom Art and Card Design (SCACD) New Release blog hop! I’m so excited to be able to show you one of the lovely new stamps from The SCACD Fairy Dust Collection.

If you have hopped on over from Alex’s blog Paper And String then you are on the right track. If not then you might want to hop to the start at Kathi’s blog Kat’s Tales Of Stamping And Scrapping.

So the new SCACD stamps on show today are illustrated by the super talented Elisabeth Bell. There are six fairies in the new Fairy Dust Collection and all are gorgeous and I’m sure will become firm favourites that you will just want to ink up again and again.

The new collection is available from Susana’s Custom Art and Card Design if you are in the US or from Quixotic Paperie if you are outside the US.

My Fairy is called Time Flies…

Isn’t she gorgeous? I’ve coloured her with Prismacolor pencils, but I’ve also added some gold highlights to her hair, wing cogs, laces and watch with acrylic paint.

The die in the background is the Alice Clock Statement corner from SCACD, and I’ve used it twice to make the semi-circle. You can find more SCACD dies over at Quixotic Paperie or over at SCACD.

Right, well that is my look-see shared. But there are more lovelies on our journey.

Next hop is Melanie at Paper Blessings.

Have fun!

Kim


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SCACD Blank Canvas Collection #2 Blog Hop!

Who is up for some new stamps and a Blog Hop?

Oh yeah new stamps time! It’s the new Susana’s Custom Art and Card Design (SCACD) Blank Canvas Collection #2, did you spot the original release in the February issue of Craft Stamper recently? One lovely make was even from our very own Elaine Hughes (the first stop on this hop – if you want to start from the beginning).

So the new collection of stamps and dies are still a lovely medley of inspiration for beginners and experts alike and for all your mixed media, journalling, papercrafts and altering passions. The stamps are available in the UK and internationally from Quixotic Paperie and for USA then pop on over to SCACD.

You can also find the dies at Quixotic Paperie and SCACD of course!

I thought I would go a little bit altering and mixed media for my sample, don’t you just love those steampunk wings?

So if you haven’t guessed – it is an altered matchbox and I’ve gesso-ed, added old book pages and washi tape with some extra stamping for good measure!

I’ve stamped part of one of the sentiments onto some acetate so that I could curve it slightly around the edge of the matchbox.

I’m thinking this might make a fun serious to do – little altered matchboxes with the SCACD Blank Canvas Collection? What do you think?

Ok so you have some more hopping to do! 

Next on your journey is lovely Melanie at Paper Blessings.

Have fun.

Kim


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Being Yourself

The thing about Bank Holiday weekends is that the following week is shorter – which is good right? Of course it is! But it does mean that I’m thinking it is Wednesday when actually it is Thursday. Am I the only one? You guys can back me on this right?

As it is Thursday and I haven’t posted since Monday I thought I would drop in and post a very quick make from my Kuretake demo last weekend.

I’ve used the ZIG Art and Graphic Twin Watercolour markers for this one, I did a subtle background watercolour wash using a ZIG Watercolour System BrusH20 and then added the splatter effect by flicking the brush tip of the markers onto the card.

The sentiment is one to try and live by isn’t it? It comes from one of the SCACD Susana Loves Oddly Sweet Monster stamps – Monster Success.

Right, I need to get some more projects finished before Thursday turns into Friday.

Have a monster Thursday.

Kim


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My Time Journalling

More inky Kim today with a page from my journal. I have a number of journals on the go at the moment all of them slightly different, you have seen this one before in the Spring with a Kuretake make. What I love about this one is that it is all kraft paper which is great fun to work on.

So this page is called ‘My Time’ and you can see the gorgeous female silhouette from the Susana Loves Stamp Blank Canvas range from SCACD available over at Quixotic Paperie. She is stamped, clear embossed then over stamped with the fab clock also from the Blank Canvas range.

I’ve used the spray inks I’ve been playing with recently and stencils, but you will also spot some ink and dip pen lines and sentiment. This ink was the Kuretake Sumo ink and I’ll be talking more about this ink in some up-coming posts so keep your eyes out for that.

Just a little tip, I wanted the silhouette to really pop so once I was finished getting inky I ironed off the clear embossing.

So I thought that I would link this up with the Simon Says Show and Tell Challenge this week which is a ‘No Rules’ theme – My favourite theme!

Thanks for popping by, hope you are having some inky fun yourselves. 

Kim


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SCACD Susana Loves Stamps New Release Blog Hop With Quixotic Paperie

It is a new release day for the Susana Loves Stamps range from SCACD and the SCACD team and Quixotic Paperie team, and guests (one of which is me!) have some blog hopping fun to showcase the new stamps.

This is a monster release! Yep, lots of cute and quirky little monsters in the Oddly Sweet Curiosities Collection plus some cute girls with attitude in the Little Sassy Crew.

So my little monster is a rather frazzled looking kitty – I know how she feels, I think I’m having one of those weeks!

Ahhh! What’s up kitty cat?

You can find her individually or in the Oddly Sweet Curiosities #2 Set which you can find at Quixotic Paperie or if you are in the US or Canada then checkout SCACD.

Ok so on to more blog hopping fun.

Here is the blog hop list – 

Danni

Elaine

Dianne

Alex

Amanda

Chris

Kim

Lorraine

Melanie

Lori

Jeanne (guest)

Crystal

Kim Dellow (guest)You Are Here!

Marti (guest)

Suzanne

Have a super fabulous blog hopping time!

Kim

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SCACD Susana Loves Stamps Blank Canvas Collection

What? Thursday already? It seems like only a couple of days since the SCACD and Quixotic Paperie blog hop showcasing the new Blank Canvas Collection yet it was almost a week ago.

Well, I have another make to show you from the new range. This one uses one of the women stamps which you can find in the large kit with the women and the head silhouettes or the smaller kit with just the women both available at Quixotic Paperie.

It is a Clean and Simple mixed media make using paint and ink onto kraft.

The sentiment comes with the larger of the two kits.

Enjoy your day you all and thanks for popping in today.

Kim