Friday, 11 September 2015

Paperbabe Stamps is in Simply Cards & Papercrafts

While I have a moment I just wanted to mention that Paperbabe stamps are in this month's issue of Simply Cards & Papercrafts #141 YAY!
Thank you Aimes
In fact if you look closely you can see one of my Christmas cards on the front(left) eek.
I have a step by step master class demonstrating how to master the no-line colouring technique that's so popular in crafts!

A few sneak peeks... 

I am loving the sparkle spray over the pastel pencils on this snowman, it really gives a festive finish.
And Reindeer Fusions really came into it's own, I am loving this deer, he was fussy cut, so probably for those special handmade christmas cards :)
And here's reindeer fusions again, I've a step by step of this cutie using pastel pencils and finished with sparkle spray yum!

I hope to be back into the swing of things very soon, so bear with me.
Enjoy a wonderfully creative weekend!
HuGs Kim x

Tuesday, 1 September 2015

Shop is Open for Business!

Hello Wonderful Crafters,
You will be pleased to know, the Shop is Open again...
This was the first time I've put the shop in holiday mode since I opened Paperbabe Stamps over two years ago, I think I needed the break but my mountain of jobs and creative ideas just didn't get the look in I had hoped. It takes way more time than I ever imagine it should lol!

So some other great news...
The October issue of Craft Stamper is out on Friday, I am loving the re-design. I have supplied some mixed media templates and coordinating stamps for the stamping contrasts feature. I know the subscribers have received their copies already, I'm still waiting for mine, eeeeh I can't wait to see what the other talented designers have created!!
For me I went for a mixed media block art piece and tag. I created texture with text stamp and oriental zen by pressing into the thick background paint. The sentiment was hand written on old book pages and I wanted to try something new... I ventured into melted beeswax and covered the finished piece for a different sort of look. It has a lovely creamy appearance and softens the details it was very fun to create, that I will definitely be trying again.

I used the short and fringe and head and torso templates...
The Doll face stamp set has other useful images in for great background texture, like the hearts, the pupil circle is great as well as the solid iris.

click pictures to take you there!
Mini Mixed media Portrait Templates

Mini Doll Face Stamp set

You should be able to find a copy of Craft Stamper in all good craft stores across the UK or if you want yours instantly then you can download a copy from Pocketmags! 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!

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