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

Wednesday, 19 October 2016

Introducing Paperbabe Stamps Bottle Of Stamp Set, stencils and Substrates...

My post is pretty late today, trying to organise a house move is tiring. 
This months release is a super fun bottle theme. 

The idea is there is a main bottle with various tops to suit a number of celebratory situations. Fill them with magic or potions, a love note or perfume, I'm sure all the fun sentiments will help stir your imagination.
Here's a little sample of possible variations on the one bottle.

The Details:
  • Bottle Of Stamp Set will be available for purchase on Fri 21st October.
  • The stamp set will retail at £14.00
  • Bottle of has a total of 40 images, a bottle outline, bottle solid with shine, a bottle fill image and a faux mercury glass texture image. There are six options for the bottle tops, or the additional stamp to leave it open. There's a plume of smoke outline a solid for a fun addition. A chain image that can be stamped continuously and 11 sentiments that will fit in either of the two label images.
Bottle of MDF substrates kit

To complement the bottle of stamp set I have designed this mdf substrates kit with plenty of extras to make six bottles with various tops. The only addition you will need to add to the kit is adhesive, any good pva will work and of course your art supplies.
The atomiser can sit quite steadily by having the curve under the lid and the oval atomizer bulb.
I've included small oval spacers to help with layering and adhering placements. One of the small ovals is under the crown stopper.

The Details:

  • MDF Bottle of Media Blanks kit will be available for purchase on Fri 21st October.
  • The kit will retail at £7.99
  • The Bottle of mdf kit has plenty of pre-cut pieces, to make up six bottles with various tops. They have been designed to coordinate with the Bottle of stamp set. The MDF is 3mm thick.
I also designed coordinating stencils, that can be used as a mask too, for helping to mask your bottle when doing backgrounds, or inking around the edges. There are two stencils, one with the smoke plume and the other with the bottle, lip and crackle effect.

Now on to my sample, just one today, my time is spread too thin right now...
I imagined a bottle of fairy dust would be a fab card for any magical occasion.
I stamped the outline bottle first, then the crown top and ornate label, I've coloured the whole image in using copic markers.
I've gone over the pink with wink of stella as all fairy dust sparkles.
I've used a white coloured pencil, and added dots with my posca pen to add the swirl of magic around the bottle. The base card I've added a sparkle tape to the edges before adding the image on dimensional adhesive.

Now you've seen my sparkly fairy dusting why not visit the rest of the amazing team's fabulous projects...

Thank you very much for stopping by,
I hope you will return tomorrow to see even more bottle of inspiration!!!

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

Tuesday, 18 October 2016

It's October's Sneak Peek time...

We have another fabulous release planned for you this month and we can hardly wait to get started!

Here are a few sneak peeks of what's to come!

We have a fantastic stamp set, containing a versatile bottle image with varying tops to cater for many occasions, fill it with magic or potions, a love note or perfume. With a wonderful selection of sentiments to help.
To coordinate with the stamps I have designed some mdf substrates to give dimension and expand your artwork.
There's also a coordinating stencil set, which can be a mask or stencil for the bottle or smoke image, there's a delicate crackle too for further embellishing your bottles.

Wait until you see all the possibilities.
Thanks for visiting, pop by tomorrow for the teams introductions.

Enjoy a wonderfully creative day!
HuGs Kim x

Friday, 14 October 2016

Paperbabe Stamps Challenge #44 ~ Picture Inspiration

Good Morning wonderful crafters, it's Friday again and time 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 #44 it's a...

Picture inspiration

So, create anything, use the picture to inspire you, it could be the image, pattern or great 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!

Terri took inspiration from the picture and used the colours and pattern to create her card. Using the Mayleedee little red stamp, Terri stamped onto white card and then she used an alcohol marker to add some colour and then stamped a background using the Designa tweed stamp set. The main image was mounted on foam tape to add dimension, the sentiment is also from the Mayleedee little red set.

Chris made a Halloween tag using the Dillon Batwings image stamp and then stamps from the great design building stamp set Design a Tweed to bring in the houndstooth element from the inspiration photo.

Kim had loads of fun creating a drawing using lots of her mixed media templates, she used the Long loose wave with the head & torso complete with the female face stamp for the girls face. Kim had a go at placing a hand in her design using the hand template and added a fabulous beanie hat with houndstooth pattern from the Design a Tweed stamp set.

 Kerrie made a card using a backing paper with a repeating pattern for the background of her card and the paperpiecing on 'Mayleedees' Dress. Mayleedee is coloured using alcohol markers. The 'Light From Within' sentiment stamp is from the 'Art Quotes' collection.

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


Please send an e-mail to kimpaperbabe(at)yahoo(dot)com 
to claim your yummy 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: 28th October 2016
Thank you for joining in!

Sunday, 2 October 2016

Yay! Paperbabe Stamps is Cover Girl in Mixed Up Magazine Launch!!!

Mixed Up magazine is now LIVE!!! YAY!!!

You'll be pleased to know the new Mixed Up magazine is now available and it's awesome, I love all the features there's slide shows and video tutorials. I love that you can zoom in and have a good look at the amazing details. You can also print your favourite pages too if you wanted. Love that everything is linked, I am very impressed with the whole experience and love all the content, so inspiring... 
It's so wonderful to discover new talented artists.

Plus my cover piece is in there, eek, with a little step by step so you can have a try. It's using our latest release with sugar skull stamp and all the different substrates... look out for the discount code too.

Well done Katy

Full details are on the magazine Blog
And website Mixed Up

Single issue: £2.99
Month-on-month subscription: £2.29 per issue
Annual subscription: £20.99 (41% off!)

Where to buy:
Full info on the website:
We are distributing through

ONE purchase enables you to view the magazine on ANY platform using the Pocketmags app. You can view the magazine on your PC or Mac desktop, on Apple, Android and Microsoft branded phones and tablets, and on Kindle Fire tablets.

I am so excited for this new publication I hope it's a huge success!

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