Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Indian Princess

I have a friend who is a native North American and it is with her in mind that I bought this stamp.  Unfortunately I am using it to say good-bye as she leaves our workplace for another, as yet to be determined, job.  I wish her all the best.  Nonetheless, I did get to colour and mount this beautiful image and I'm happy with the way it turned out.
Materials: Stamp:  Magnolia; Background papers - from my stash; flowers by some company (!); Colour by Copic.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Cabin Fever

One of my colleagues loves his time at the lake at his camp with his wife and children.  This stamp made me think of him, so for his birthday I decided to make it.  I love these Stampscapes images - they are so peacful and fun to colour!
Materials:  Stamps: Stampscapes; Sentiment: Unity; DS: CTMH; Colour by Copic

Baby Laundry

One of my daughter's friends just had a baby girl, so I decided to try out my Cuttlebug embossing folder to make the card.  Initially, the white embossing was not that effective, so after some experimentation and some failures, decided I'd just colour the images.  The laundry then looked lonely so I added some cute little images to spruce it up.  I quite like the overall effect!
Materials:  Cuttlebug Embossing Folder; Stamps: CTMH: Colour by Copic

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Thank you!

Maria lent me her cute little Magnolia stamp - Tilda holding Roses - aptly named!  This is the last card in my 12 card package for a Christmas present --- just in time for me to start making all of my Christmas cards for myself ... sheesh - does it ever end?  I hope not because I do love colouring and read a thing the other day that said that psychological testing shows that colour reduces stress --- I guess the psychologist didn't accidentally chop off a rose when he/she was cutting the image out!  Oh well, worked out well in the end anyway.
Materials:  Magnolia stamp - Tilda with Roses; Sentiment: SU: Punches: SU: DS: Cosmo Cricket; Ribbon from Michaels - Colour by Copic.

Bartholomew the Bard & Guinevere - Happy Birthday

Initially, the layout wasn't supposed to be like this, but since I was making a 4-1/4 x 5-1/2 inch card, I had not a lot of options, since the characters are large.  I do love colouring Kraftin' Kimmie stamps though!  Sadly during my colouring, my E00 went dry so I had to adapt, hence the slightly darker faces!  At least these ones weren't too bad to cut out, which appears to be my technique of choice!
Materials:  Stamps - Kraftin' Kimmie; Sentiment: SU: DS - who knows, it's been around for a while!; Colour by Copic.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Gotta Love that Worm!

I do love this little worm and have now gotten to use him twice!  I also really like colouring the flowers on this one.  Because there's no sentiment on the front I also was able to add another flower without the card looking too busy.  I'm quite happy with the colours and general layout --
Materials:  Stamps:  Whippersnapper; Colour by Copic ---- Assorted background paper.

Zoom Zoom

I'm in the home stretch with this card package - only 4 to go -- after the 2 I'm posting today.  I dediced to do cards and images I like to colour and put no sentiment for the rest of the package either on the front or the inside --- works for me!
Materials:  Whippersnapper Stamp; Silver Card stock and white pen; Background paper from some huge block of paper; Colour by Copic.  Also used a Krylon silver pen for some of the chrome work.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Bend In The Road

Another in the Christmas gift package - this one for Father's Day.  I decided to do something simple and am quite happy with the one splash of colour being the car.  The inside has a rack of ties that are colourful and bright - inside also says Happy Father's Day.
Materials:  Stamps -- Ippity; Colour by Copic

Bunny Bees

This is part of the package of cards I'm making for a Christmas gift set for a teenage girl --- I figured most teenage girls have mothers, so this is a mother's day card - you'll have to take my word for it that the inside says have a happy Mother's Day.  I loved colouring these -- and this time I tried colouring from dark to light to help with the shading and it really worked well - especially the wings.
Materials:  Stamp:  Stampabilities; DS: K&Company; Butterfly from the Dollar Store; Colour by Copic

Monday, October 11, 2010


These two shopping girls are for a card destined to be part of a package for a teen-aged girl - I'm hoping it's not too garish because I wanted to test out the burnished velvet technique now that I have my Glitter Ritz --- That part worked out okay but it is a bit ... "bright". Oh well!  Note my new watermark thanks to the amazing John!
Materials:  Stamp:  Whippersnapper; Sizzix die; Sizzix embossing folder; Glitter Ritz glitter; Colour by Copic.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Indian Tilda

I have a friend Alexandra who is from Mumbai - and when I saw this Tilda I just had to have her so I could make a card for Alex - who is one of the most kind, generous and loving women I have ever had the honour of knowing -- So, this lovely card is for her birthday in November -- I know she'll like it  because she's like that!
Materials:  Stamp: Magnolia - Indian Tilda; DS: DCWV Taj Mahal Stacks; Glitter by Martha Stewart - Flowers from somewhere; Colour by Copic

Swim baby, swim

My friend Susan asked me to make a birthday card for her sister, Adelle --- who loves the beach, loves the water, loves the sun --- So I picked this Whippersnapper swimming girl which I love.  Colouring was fun because I got to give the girl a different skin colour --- tiring always doing beige people!
Materials:  Stamp: Whippersnapper; Sentiment: SU: Background paper --- from my stash - big block - who knows! Flowers: Prima; Shells and stuff - who knows; Colour by Copic

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Wanna Party?

Getting near the end of my Hallowe'en cards - thank god I don't have a larger family or circle of friends, I'd have to start in August.  When I was blocking this card out and chose the bit of paper - Tonight at Club Tomb I decided it would look best as a wall poster on an old brick wall --- so I had to draw the brick wall because I didn't have a stamp!  Worked out okay I think!
Materials:  Stamps:  Kraftin' Kimmie; Background paper: SU; Bat by Sizzix; Colour by Copic.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Sending You a Little Happy

A friend of mine got some bad news recently, and although the card won't solve her problems, it will, I hope make her feel like somebody cares at least!  The black and white I liked but since I wanted to cheer her up, thought I'd better add a little colour -- hence the butterfly and the bow bling!
Materials:  Stamps: Unity; DP Me & My Big Ideas; Butterfly Punch by Martha Stewart; airbrushing with Copic markers.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Horace introduces my Hallowe'en Series

There are 7 separate posts in this series --- each card features one of Kraftin' Kimmie's stamps and for the most part, except Witchy Poo below, use Stampin' Up background paper.  Horace was tough to cut out, but great to colour.  The background paper is part of SU's Hallowe'en paper from their holiday mini!  The RIP in the corner hids a toonie, because this card is for my handsome Nicholas!
Materials:  Kraftin' Kimmie stamps; DP: SU: Colour by Copic ... don't forget to tour on down because there are 6 more cards!

Vic the Vampire!

I love the new background papers I got from the Stampin' Up holiday mini so was glad to use them!  This Vic the Vampire stamp fit in perfectly with the background paper --- which was not stamped by me --- it came like that ---  lazy but fabulous!  Bats galore I like - and there's a toonie under the pumpkin because this card is for my little Danny boy!
Materials:  Stamps:  Kraftin' Kimmie; DP: SU; Colour by Copic -- Bats by Spellbinder!

Stop Thief!

And I say this because I copied almost exactly - or as exactly as my talents would allow, from Melanie Holtz, one of Kraftin' Kimmie's brilliant design team members!  Wow she's good.  So, I tried to copy her, but used some different colours likely and different background paper --- I made quite a few Hallowe'en cards because I bought the stamps and now feel compelled to use them --- plus they are fun to colour!
Materials:  Stamps:  Haunted House by Kraftin' Kimmie and Miles and Maisie; DP: SU; Colour by Copic.

Miles & Maisie

At first I wasn't a big fan of the mice, but when I saw them at Kimmie's Krafty Day I fell in love!  They are just too cute.  This card also allowed me to use my new Sizzex/SU Web  Embossing folder --- not a lot of use at other times of the year, but great for Hallowe'en!  Again, love those bats!  A toonie is hiding under the spider because this card is for little Kiera!
Materials:  Stamps:  Kraftin' Kimmie; Spider - SU: Sizzix Ovals and Embossing Folder; Spellbinder Bats; Colour by Copic.

Batty Princess

Yet another in my series of Hallowe'en cards --- this beauty is the Batty Princess - I can't even say how much fun these are to colour!  I had a bit of a hard time selecting a background for this oe as well - perhaps I was in a funk.  I finally decided on some Stampin' Up cardstock and some really neat ribbon I picked up form Michael's!
Stamps:  Kraftin' Kimmie; DS: SU; Colour by Copic!

Witch you were here!

Ah Witchy-Poo --- what fun this was to colour -- the hardest part of the whole card was choosing a background paper - since the card is for my little Emily, I didn't want anything too gruesome or dark.  I finally decided on the quarter-moon -- which at the end of the day you can't even really see.  Love those little bats though!  There is a toonie under the pumpkin in the corner.
Materials:  Stamp: Kraftin' Kimmie; Sizzix circle die; Spellbinder bats die; DP: CTMH: Colour by Copic

Hattie Hallowe'en

This is Hattie --- one of Kraftin' Kimmie's Hallowe'en stamps --- I just love her and since she's kind of fashionable decided to make her for one of my sisters.  Instead of using bling around the image, I lazily used glue and sprinkled on some Martha Sewart glitter!  Works for me.
Materials: Stamps: Kraftin' Kimmie; Spellbinders new die; Spellbinder oval; Martha Stewart glitter; DS: SU: Colour by Copic (quelle surprise!)