Friday, 26 August 2016

August New Release is now in the shop...

Good Morning,

It was a quick release this month, but i think the gorgeous projects certainly made up for it...

Just to let you know I have uploaded the new products in the shop yay!

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

Thank you so much for stopping by 
Enjoy a wonderfully creative weekend!
Big Hugs Kim x

Thursday, 25 August 2016

August Release... Peaceful Flurries


Good morning so happy you're visiting today, we are introducing a new stamp set and coordinating substrates for our August release. Something small this month as I'm working on moving house, home and we had a blast last month with our fantastic anniversary blog hop.

I'm so busy I even forgot to show a sneak peek yesterday so it's all out today lol.

Peaceful Flurries

Well, it's never too early for us crafters to get a start on our pile of Christmas and holiday cards, so this set it just what you might need to add that touch of wintery wonderland to your project.
The Details:
  • Peaceful Flurries Photopolymer Clear set will be available for purchase on Fri 26th August.
  • The set will retail at £9.00
  • Peaceful Flurries has a total of 8 stamps, there are two larger snowflakes approx 6cm, two medium about 3.5, a small flake at 3cm and two smaller ones about 2cm, there is also a little highlight image.
Peaceful Flurries Coordinates

I've really been getting the hang of cutting on Roger my laser cutting machine and just loved the idea of substrates that coordinate perfectly with these snowflake stamps.

The Details:
  • Peaceful Flurries substrates kit will be available for purchase on Fri 26th August.
  • The kit will retail at £0.99
  • The kit has a total of 7 pre-cut pieces, the coordinating mdf blanks are laser-cut shapes, cut from premium 3mm sustainable wood fiberboard. This fantastic substrate takes paint, stain and mixed media processes extremely well.
SAMPLES...

I have had an amazing time creating with this set, I've managed quite a few cards already...
The misti really came into it's own for mass producing this design, I split the misti into two halves for two colours and had a lovely little production line going with the various colours I needed to fill the design, which I have to give Jennifer Mcguire credit for inspiring me, I used snowflakes instead of words.
I went for a non traditional colour combo, and stamped the sentiment in black ink to help it pop.
The bottom trim I stamped the christmas text with white ink, added a little gold glitter paper strip and the mdf hearts & stars covered in gold stickles just makes me so happy, yummy sparkle. I managed to create six cards pretty straight forward and so easy to recreate.

So the production line ventured into this next design too, I first heat embossed the large snowflake in white embossing powder then inked the whole piece with three tones of distress ink colours. 
I then added a few more snowflakes with perfect medium and perfect pearls for a subtle shimmer.
The sentiment as been heat embossed onto vellum and fussy cut, as I have been loving this effect lately.

This card I wanted to try a inky distressed look, I've used distress inks to create the background colour and gold embossing for the snowflakes and edges.


NOW...

I couldn't resist creating this Christmas Decor piece, using my mixed media templates and circle substrates.
I wanted to create an ornament using the snowflake substrates but went a little further and created this festive hanging.
I first drew her onto the medium sized circle using the mini mermaid hairstyle, with the head and torso. Then I stamped her facial features using female face mini in grey ink, before colouring her face in coloured pencils.


For her hair I used posca paint pens, in some areas I used a damp paint brush to blend the paint better.
I've painted the background using copic markers and then stamped her lashes as I find they are best left till the last. When everything was dry I added the lovely snowflakes and heat embossed in white powder. A little smidgen of wink of Stella over her hair and a touch of bling to give her a mystical wintery feel.
On the back (urgh ugly stage I still need to paint this) I've used the two circle hanging pieces and I also utilised the pieces left, by punching a hole ready for the jump rings and snowflakes adornments.
The snowflakes have been coated in a few layers of gesso, before stamping the back with christmas text and punching the holes top and bottom. (yes the crop-a-dile manages to punch through the mdf without much trouble)

The snowflakes have been stamped and heat embossed in white powder onto vellum and fussy cut with a blinged mdf shape to finish.

That's enough from me you must pop by these two talented ladies and see their gorgeous snowflake filled projects.

Thanks so much for stopping by,
Enjoy a wonderfully creative day!
HuGs Kim x





Friday, 19 August 2016

Paperbabe Stamps Challenge #40 ~ Picture Inspiration

Good Morning wonderful crafters, it's Friday again and we're ready to introduce this week's inspirational challenge with you. I hope you enjoyed the challenge last fortnight and can find some time to join us this week, we love having you play along.

So for challenge #40 it's...

Picture inspiration...

I couldn't resist this adorable scene after all the gorgeous woodland themed stuff we've been creating lately with July's release..

So, create anything, use the picture or colours to inspire you, it could be the image or woody natural colours, create any art your imagination takes you and have FUN!

Paperbabe 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*.

Now lets see the team's interpretation...
their gorgeous projects are sure to inspire you!

Kim
Kim created a small layered card, the background was a simple heat embossing through the polka dot stencil, the shroom scene was a bit of stamping and masking using the Whimsical woodland set 4 and Whimsical Woodland set 3. Finished off with a little gold paint on the smile word substrate.

Terri
Terri has created a cute card using the MayLeeDee Little Red clear stamp. She stamped and coloured MayLeeDee and added an inky scenic background. She then used the Whimsical Woodland Butterfly stamp set to add ferns leaves and the Whimsical Woodland bunny stamp set to add Toadstools, giving the impression that MayLeeDee is out foraging.

Chris
Chris used one of her all time favourite Paperbabe stamps, MayLeeDee Kimono and enjoyed making a little woodland scene around her by masking her with sweet stamps from Whimsical Woodlands stamp set 3 (Bunny) and Whimsical Woodlands Stamp Set 4 (Butterfly). I also coloured a little fibreboard mushroom from the Whimsical Woodland Fibreboard Substrate kit as an embellishment.

Delphine
Delphine created another scene using Whimsical Woodland Stamp Set 2 (leaves), Whimsical Woodland Stamp Set 3 (squirrel, mushrooms) and Whimsical Woodland Stamp set 4 (bird, mushroom, fern). She stamped her elements in Memento Luxe and Versafine inks and coloured everything using Zig watercolour pens.

Before you head to your crafting zone to create some gorgeous projects please put your hand together for our last challenge winner...

Congratulations


Please send an e-mail to kimpaperbabe(at)yahoo(dot)com to claim your prize :)
*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 September 2016
Thank you for joining in!


Friday, 12 August 2016

Mid Way Challenge Inspiration...

Hello we have a little Challenge Reminder for the Current Paperbabe Challenge
please visit the Anything Goes Challenge to see all the details,

Kerrie
Kerrie has been working on her Christmas cards, for the background used some Snowflake stamps all from Paperbabe Stamp Sets...

The Christmas sets I picked the Snowflakes from are:



Thank you for all the gorgeous entries so far, wow

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

Tuesday, 9 August 2016

Yay! Paperbabe Stamps Published in Craft Stamper ~ September 2016!!!

Yay! the September issue of Craft Stamper magazine is in the shops Friday (5th August) I was going to post this earlier but I've been busy house hunting this weekend it's very time consuming.

Now, I am over the moon delighted to have my work amongst the amazing designers in this month's Craft Stamper. Thanks Trish
I supplied my Portrait media blanks for the 3D challenge this month with five other designers working alongside me. They produced the most amazing pieces of  dimensional art, Thank you Chris, Delphine, Katy, Jenny and Sarah. WOW each are so beautifully different from each other very inspiring. It just makes me want to play even more...

I can only show you a few sneak peeks but the full feature starts from pg 34.
I am working on some new designs but until they're perfectly ready here's the range so far... 
click pics for listing

copies of the magazine are available here:
Digital copies are also available here:
If you want to make sure you never miss a copy then you can also call Craft Stamper's friendly Customer Service team on 01684 588599 and subscribe!

AND

I have a giveaway in the magazine too, each of the substrates kits and face stamp used in the feature is offered to a lucky reader.
How exciting!

Enjoy a wonderfully creative week!
HuGs Kim x

Friday, 5 August 2016

Paperbabe Stamps Challenge #39 ~ Anything Goes!!!

Well good morning... we have yet another

"Anything Goes"

challenge this fortnight, 
I'm busy behind the scene working on some new designs
and I know it's everyone's 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*.

Check out the wonderful projects from the team...

Terri has created her card using the "whimsical words fibreboard substrates", "whimsical woodland butterfly" and "whimsical woodland bunny" stamp sets. She created an inky background using distress inks, Posca pens and a little water.

Dawn has made a card using Paperbabe Stamps WHIMSICAL WOODLAND SET 1 (FOX),WHIMSICAL WOODLAND SET 2 (OWL), WHIMSICAL WOODLAND SET 3 (BUNNY) and WHIMSICAL WOODLAND SET 4 (BUTTERFLY). Dawn first stamped the images with chalk based ink then coloured over the top with pencils. Then used Distress ink for a quick background and added details with a white gel pen.


Chris

Kim

Kim created a mini card using the fox, toadstools, vines and sentiment from  the Whimsical Woodlands Stamp Set. She simply stamped and trimmed them with a little border, then added them onto a painted background, the sentiment was stamped directly onto glitter washi.


Delphine created a scene using Whimsical Woodlands Stamp Set 1 (fox), Whimsical Woodlands stamp set 2 (branch and leaves),  Whimsical Woodlands stamp set 3 (bunny, mouse, little mushrooms) and Whimsical Woodlands Stamp Set 4 (bird, butterfly and mushroom). She stamped her elements in different Versafine and Memento Luxe inks, then she used Tombows and Zig watercolour markers to paint the background and go over the stamped elements to add shading.


Thank you for all the wonderful entries in our last challenge
please put your hand together for the lovely...




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

 We hope you feel inspired and join in our challenge,
Enjoy a wonderfully creative weekend!
HuGs Kim & the Team x

*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: 19th Aug 2016


Thank you for joining in!



Tuesday, 2 August 2016

Winners Time...

WOW WOW WOW

I've had the busiest weekend getting all the yummy orders processed from the amazing Blog Hop Anniversary and new release... Thank you to everyone who took part and all the lovely lovely comments.

So, I thought you would like to know who won the Blog Hop Prize...

First Prize goes to...


and 

Second Prize goes to...



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

 We hope you feel inspired and join in our challenge on Friday,
Enjoy a fabulously creative weekend!
HuGs Kim & the Team x