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I Shiny Robot

Beep Beep to you this morning, got a Stampendous Robot for your today. When I first saw these stamps I knew I had to have them and I knew that I had to colour them with Shimmerz Paints. Perfect metal effect! Tee Hee. Beep Beep.



Have you seen that Stampendous has joined the Twittering world?

Have a great day.
Kim

Materials:
Stamp – Stampendous
Inks – VersaFine Onyx Black; Distress inks
Colouring – Watercolour pencils; Shimmerz Paints Angel Wings, Coal, Fire Engine Red, Sunflower
Papers – Cosmo Cricket
Usual Suspect – Paper Trimmer; Glue dots; Double-sided tape
Other – Crop-a-dile; 3D-glue

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Shimmerz Bee Fancy Dress Party

Good morning all, start to a new week and I have some exciting Shimmerz news for you today.

First of all this week Shimmerz and Impression Obsession are hosting product swaps so you will see lovely Impression Obsession images used with yummy Shimmerz on the DT blogs of both teams – well worth a look-see. I’m due to post my makes tomorrow and I have some beautiful images to show you 🙂

Second bit of Shimmerz News is that the wonderful Stacey, owner of Shimmerz Paints with her hubby David (there is such a cute piccy of them both here!), has a fab-ishous publication incentive running for anyone to join in! How cool is that? The details can be found on this post.

I have a Stampendous bee stamp for you today and before you ask – they are going to a fancy dress party, LOL. What colour are your bees? Of course I’ve highlighted the bees with some Shimmerz.



Materials:
Stamps – Stampendous; Woodware sentiment
Inks – VersaFine onyx black
Colouring – Copics; Promarkers; Shimmerz paints Celery, Angels Wings; Sugar Plum
Papers – BasicGrey
Usual Suspects – Paper trimmer; Silicone glue
Other – Fiskars border punch; Sewing machine; thread; corner rounder

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Colour Create Challenge Week 13

Wahoo, I’ve managed to do another Colour Create Challenge. This week the colours are Orange, Green and Brown, inspired by this piccy:


What a fab colour combo, I would not normally have thought about them but they were great to play with. The optional challenge is to make the card a male card.

Hope you like what I’ve come up with. I’ve used one of Dustin Pike’s images, coloured with my promarkers and Copic pens and finished with some hand-stitching.



There is a Mother’s Day competition going on over at InStyle Stamps where you can win a cash prize – $50 (or very slightly less for internationals to take into account PayPal). You better get over there quickly as the deadline is 11:59 PST Sunday, May 3rd. So you can still make it.

Materials:
Stamp – Dustin Pike; Stampendous Sentiment
Colouring – Letraset Promarkers; Copics
Papers – HOTP; GCD Studios
Usual Suspects – Double-sided tape; Silicone glue; Paper trimmer; 3D-foam; scissors
Other – Embroidery thread; glitter glue

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Is It Spring Yet?

It is very sunny here, no snow, although we did have a sprinkling last night. So again I’m looking forward to the spring time with the lovely Two Scoops papers from BasicGrey. I think the colours in this paper pack just scream spring to me.

The stamped image is the Country Girl Standing with Flowers from Alota and I’ve coloured her with some prismacolor pencils and Caran D’Ache pencils.

The ribbon slider is an acrylic blank that I’ve stamped onto with StazOn and painted with green, pink and white acrylic paints.




Materials:
Stamp – Alota Rubber stamps; Stampendous
Inks – Stazon; Colourbox chalk
Colouring – Prismacolor; Caran D’Ache; Sansodor
Usual Suspects – Paper trimmer; double-sided tape
Other – Acrylic blank; Acrylic paint; Beads

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Papermania This Time

I’ve been overdoing the old BasicGrey a bit recently (can you over do BasicGrey?) so I thought I would play with some Papermania paper for a change. A card for the Magnolia Vs Stampavie challenge blog, which has a sketch for us all to have a go at.

Details: The image is coloured with distress inks and Derwent Inktense pencils and I’m loving the paper circle flowers at the moment, I’ve distressed the edges with my seam ripper. Borders were added with a fine marker.


Materials:
Stamp – Sarah Kay; Stampendous
Ink – VersaFine Onyx Black
Colouring – Tim Holtz Distress inks; Derwent Inktense pencils
Usual Suspects – Silicone glue; Paper trimmer; Scissors; Circle template; Double-sided tape
Other – Shaped Scissors; Buttons; Ribbon; Embroidery thread; Fine marker pen; Seam ripper

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New Home Picture

Not a card but a picture today, made from a collage of stamping, stippling, watercolouring, masking, distressing, stitching, the lot! This one has been playing on my mind for a week and I finally turned it into something!

PS. they are ‘twinchies’ by the way, to give you an idea of the scale!

Materials:
Stamps – Pink Cat studio; Stampendous; Autumn Leaves; HOTP; Stamps Away
Inks – VersaFine Onyx black; VersaColor lime and bamboo; Brilliance Pearlescent sky blue; Ranger Distress inks walnut stain and Tea dye
Colouring – Koh-i-nor watercolour paints
Usual Suspects – Silicone glue; double-sided tape; trimmer; scissors; computer and printer
Other – Glitter glue; brads; embroidery thread; white, brown and black card; Ink-jet transparency; brushes; cut ‘n’ dry

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New Home Card

Hey all, how’re you doing? I’ve made a New Home card with the fab sketch on the Friday Sketchers blog and for once I’ve done it at the beginning of the challenge rather than at the end 🙂 As you can see I have used my Cuttlebug again – not that I’m totally obsessed with it or anything.

Materials:
Stamp – Stampendous
Ink Pad – Versafine black
Card – Turquoise textured; White
Equipment – Cuttlebug, spots and dots embossing folder
Others – Ribbon; nail file

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Pink, Pink, Pink

I made my first ever RAK card a few weeks ago, it is a bit of a pink one so I thought I might enter it into the Hint of Pink challenge from Arty Girlz. It is definitely PINK 🙂

So this card uses stamps from Stampendous and is coloured in with watercolour pencils. Flower background is made with flower stamps and butterfly stamps from the same set. Tearing, inking edges, ribbon and using safty pins with beads finishes this card.