Sunday, 12 March 2017

Paperbabe stamps will be back on Hochanda...

Good Morning

Here's a little sneak peek at a project I will be demoing on Hochanda tomorrow at my 7am show... well early start, you might have to tune in in your pj's or watch it online and/or catch up.

I wanted to edit this picture but the RED turns crazy digital, super contrast and not true to life... so here's my pic as I took it, a bit dull maybe.

I will also be demoing Day of the Dead and Profile templates... or what's left if the last show is anything to go by...
Tune in at 10am and 1pm for those.

Thanks for stopping by,
Enjoy a wonderfully creative day.
HuGs Kim x

Friday, 3 March 2017

Peony & Bud as Photopolymer Clear Stamp Set

It has been tooo too long since I last posted here, so much has been going on behind the scenes and on the screen in fact, that I've been ignoring my blog terribly.

I hope today's post will lessen that with little introduction to the Peony & Bud stamp set.

Peony & Bud

This was previously released in red rubber and has been requested again quite a few times so it is now available in photopolymer clear... It is slightly larger, with the leaves separate for more stamping possibilities.

The Details:
  • Peony & Bud will be available to purchase on Fri 3rd March.
  • The set will retail for £9.00
  • Peony & Bud stamp set includes four individual stamps, the main flower, two leaves and a bud.

I have a couple of samples for you...

This is a mixed media portrait using the Peonies in the foreground, I was aiming for a soft colour palette but when it came to stamping the butterflies I think the whole look completely changed course, typical art flow.
The whole piece has been coloured using watercolours, I opted for the Long loose wave hairstyle, the head & torso and female face stamps all in mini.

This next card was a very quick card to assemble, I've used distress inks through my polka dot stencil 
and stamped and heat embossed the peony in black embossing powder, for a fun and bright card.

Pop by the other designers to see their gorgeous peony projects.

I will update the blog again soon, with news on my next shows, challenges and new stamps.

Until then enjoy a wonderfully creative day!
HuGs Kim & the team x

Friday, 11 November 2016

Paperbabe Stamps Challenge #46 ~ Sketch!!!

This Fortnight we have a sketch challenge...

Use the sketch in any creative way that you want, flip it, turn it, be inspired by it. The flowers can represent any image and "paperbabe stamps" any sentiment.

Paperbabe Stamps Challenges are open to everyone...
As usual you are welcome to combine with other challenges too.

Please be sure to link your project below for a chance to win Paperbabe Stamps Gift worth up to £20*.

Now onto the team's fabulous interpretation...

Kim forgot to add the embellishment to her portrait card art. She used the Blunt Bangs Long mixed media templates along with the head and torso. Used the female face mini and the sentiment from Sparkle Bright. All coloured with copics and sparkles with posca paint pen.

Terri created her card using the Sparkle bright and Peaceful Flurries stamps sets, she used silver embossing powder to add an extra wintry feel. The large snowflake was embossed on to vellum and then fussy cut.

Chris used the Sparkle Bright and Peaceful Flurries stamp sets to make a Christmas card using a contemporary colour scheme of distress inks and metallic Distress Stain spray.

I will announce winners when I'm settled in my new place, as I am in the middle of packing my stock, laying new floor in my new studio and I have limited internet access. Thank you for your understanding during this time.

Enjoy a wonderfully creative weekend!
HuGs Kim & the Team x

*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: 25th November 2016
Thank you for joining in!

Tuesday, 1 November 2016

Paperbabe Stamps is in Issue 2 of Mixed Up Magazine this Month...

You'll be pleased to know the new November issue of Mixed Up magazine is now available and it's awesome, I love all the features there's slide shows, step by step and video tutorials.
Check out the amazing cover stars Birgit Koopsen (main pic), Mark Gould and Julie Ann Lee.

Plus there's a fantastic FREEBIE...
 this deliciously quirky digi image from the wonderful Rick St.dennis!

It's so wonderful to discover new talented artists that I just had to share sneak peeks of their projects too.. wow

Four fantastic ways with DecoArt Liquid Glass (project by Candy Colwell)

Upcycling with Asia King

Get started in stamp carving with Jane Royston

Amazing art journaling with Mimi Bondi

Christmas crafting with Kim Costello that's me :)

Yupo Part 2 with Helen Chilton

and so much more..

I am so excited for this publication Katy
Full details are on the magazine Blog
And website Mixed Up

Thanks for stopping by!
Enjoy a wonderfully creative weekend
HuGs Kim x

Friday, 28 October 2016

Paperbabe Stamps Challenge #45: Theme ~ Spooky

Wow you are totally rocking our recent challenge thank you for all the beautiful entries so far!

Now lets get onto this fortnights challenge...
the theme this time is...


seeing as it's Halloween weekend... so create anything that's inspired by the theme... as always HAVE FUN!

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*.

Check out the team's amazing interpretations...

Terri created her ghostly girl using the Blunt Bangs MDF substrate as her base, for the detail she used the Mixed media head and torso template, Mini Sugar Skull stamp set and then added a candle and skull for a touch of spookiness.


Kim's isn't too spooky, she created a day of the dead girl this week, using a the female face mini along with the Sugar Skull mini stamp set. She opted for the Central Wavy Parting hairstyle with the Head & Torso templates. Her top was created using the dots from Pop Dots stamp set.

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Thanks for stopping by we hope you feel inspired and join in our challenge,
Put your hand together for our last challenge winner

the lovely...

Please send an e-mail to kimpaperbabe(at)yahoo(dot)com to claim your prize :)

Enjoy a wonderfully creative weekend!
HuGs Kim & the Team x

*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: 11th November 2016
Thank you for joining in!

Friday, 21 October 2016

New Release is now available in the Shop!!!

Thank you for all you wonderful comments and delight at the new release, you'll be pleased to know they are now listed for you to enjoy...

So here they are...
click the pictures to take you to their individual listing... 

A little bit of Housekeeping...

I am currently in the process of relocating my home and business, which means I will need to close the shop for a little while so I can pack up my stock and reorganise into our new home.

So important dates... 
  • I am putting the shop into Holiday mode from the 4th November.
  • You can still have a look at my listings but not be able to purchase anything during that time.
  • You can sign up to be notified by email of my return.
  • I have a few sell outs and I will not be restocking anything until I've settled into the new place.
So that's two weeks away, plenty of time to get anything you really wanted to.

use code: GICLEE20 to receive 20% off My Art Prints

I am planning a special on my return so hope you will keep in touch.

Thank you so much for stopping by 
There is still time to enter our current challenge!
Enjoy a wonderfully creative weekend!
Big Hugs Kim x

Thursday, 20 October 2016

Paperbabe Stamps Second day Introductions with Bottle Of.

Good morning, thank you for stopping by.
We thought we would treat you to another day of inspiration with the introductions from yesterday's stamp set, stencils and substrates.

I have a clean and simple decor piece today, I was going for a pastel chalk finish on my bottles with an embossed label area.
Now it's time to visit the rest of the wonderful team's fabulous projects...

Thank you very much for stopping by,
these goodies will be available in the shop tomorrow!

There's still time to enter our current challenge!

Enjoy a wonderfully creative day!
HuGs Kim & the Team x