Sunday, November 28, 2010

Kenny K's Krash Kittenz

I was checking out Donna's Bearly Mine Crafts blog, and saw a gorgeous card she's made with one of the new Krash Kittenz stamps. I had to share it here ... isn't it awesome!

Then I saw the name of the stamp ... Mae Western ... and I thought to myself "that's the name I entered for that stamp in the competition". Reading on I saw that Kenny K has actually chosen the name I suggested for this sassy lady, and I am over the moon!!! It's the first time I've won anything in the blogging world, and it couldn't have come at a better time (it's been a rough week).

So ... soon I will have this beauty to colour myself, and I hope I can do as good a job as Donna has. Go check out the other Krash Kittenz and the rest of the gang at Kenny K's online shop. The Krafty Girlz have a pink challenge this week, and I'm hoping to get a card together in a couple of days to enter that one. I love pink :D

Friday, November 26, 2010

The Town Scrapper Friday Challenge

It's Challenge time again at The Town Scrapper!!! I know, I know ... I've used the Victoria Case 'Made with Love Lola' stamp again LOL. I can't help it. I really like colouring this one!

So ... our challenge today is a colour challenge. We are using this awesome Christmas wrapping paper as our palette of inspiration! I chose the pinks and greens as my main colours, and then added touches of the blue and black.

Card ingredients:
Stamp: Victoria Case, Made with Love Lola
Greeting stamp: Darkroom Door, All Occasions
Swirl stamp: Heidi Grace
Inkpad: Memento Ink, Tuxedo Black
Pink ink: Tim Holtz Distress Ink, Worn Lipstick
Copic Markers: E50, E51, E53 (skin), G21, G24, G28 (eyes), RV000, RV02, RV04 (dress, socks, hearts), R27, R29 (strawberry), B00, B02 (hat, socks, plate), E43 (cake), YG00, YG03, YG06 (apron & shoes), C1, C3, C5, C7 (hair)
Prima Flowers
White embossing powder
Bazzil Bling cardstock

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

The Town Scrapper Monday Showcase

OK ... I'm a tad late posting this (I thought I'd already done it *oops*). This is my Monday Showcase card for The Town Scrapper. On Mondays we show off cards made using some of the great stamping lines that Phebe carries in her store. And a heads up ... December is sale time, with 25% off stamps and 30-60% off everything at The Town Scrapper!!!

Get on over to the blog and see what the rest of the design team has for you, and don't forget to enter the brads & eyelet challenge ... just one day left so get in there!

Card ingredients:
Stamp: CC Designs, Coffee Kiki La Rue
Ink: Memento Ink, Tuxedo Black
Copic markers: E50, E51, E53 (skin), E71, E74, E77 (hair), R20 (cheeks), YR00, YR02, YR04 (flowers), Y02 (flower centres), YG00, YG03, YG06 (robe & slippers), B93, B95, B97 (mug)
Greeting: Stampin' Up
Scallop border punch, SU
Scallop circle punch, SU
Dimensional Magic
Bazzil Bling cardstock
Pattern Paper: My Minds Eye

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

For my ESS girls!

I promised to post the class samples using the lovely Tiddly Inks stamp that we did this month, so here's the start of it.

This bookmark uses the following copic colours:

Skin: E50, E51, E53
Hair: Y11, Y21, Y23, E13
Books: C1, C34, C5, R00,m R02, R05
Dress/bow/socks: YG00, YG03, YG06, G07

She is highlighted with a white gel ink pen
Cardstock is Bazzil bling
Pattern paper is All My Memories
Greeting stamped using copic markers with Darkroom Door alphabet stamps
Ribbon: Stampin' Up
Digital stamp from

Watch for the diary and card soon!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

One Card - Five Challenges!

I think I've only ever managed to do this once before ... this card meets FIVE challenges!!!

First, here are my ingredients:
Stamp: Rock Chick by Kenny K
Greeting Stamp: All Occasions by Darkroom Door
Ink: Frayed Burlap Distress Ink by Tim Holtz/Ranger
At You Spica: Gold and Clear
Copic Markers: shading on paper piecing E31, E33, E35, Skin E50, E51, E53, Hair C1, C3, C5, C7, Guitar G21, G24, G28, Eyes G99, G00, B00
Other: White gel pen, Prima flowers, brads

Now ... here are the challenges, and make sure you go check out the DT entries, because they were all so inspiring!

Kenny K's Krafty Girls challenged us to use spots & sparkle - check!
Friday Sketchers challenged us to a super simple, but cool sketch - check!
Colour Create challenged us to use black/mint green/gold/cream - check!
Spoon Full of Sugar challenged us to use distressing - check!
Copic Creations challenged us to shade on paper piecing - check!

This was fun :D

Kenny K DT Call!!!!

OMG, OMG, OMG ... Kenny K is doing another DT call!!!! These are some of my fave stamps to colour, and I'm totally psyched at another chance to apply for the DT!!!

The toughest thing is trying to pick 2 cards that I think are my best. Let me have a think about it while you read the details about the DT call that I nabbed from Donna's blog:

If you'd like to enter to be a Kenny K Krafty Girl and work with some of the most amazing digi images, please enter your name below with Inlinkz and write a post on your blog about the DT call showing us what you consider to be at least 2 of your best cards.
We're looking for people with a well maintained blog where you post regularly and will actively promote Kenny's digi images by entering challenges as well as participating in our weekly challenge. You will be on a team that does a challenge every other week
you will be expected to comment on entrants cards for the challenge you are participating in

What you will receive in return is access to Kenny's previous digi's and any new releases that come out.

This DT call will end on November 30th.
All succesful applicants will be contacted within the first week of December...good luck

Alright ... I think I've decided. Here are my fave 2 stamps, and hopefully my cards are good enough to take me to the KKDT!!! NO ... I had to add in one more, 'cause I really like the blokey stamps as well *hee hee*.

Woo Hoo! Krash Kittenz are nearly here!

OK ... so you know how much I looooooove Kenny K digital stamps, right? Well, the new Krash Kittenz are nearly here! One slight exciting dilema ... they need names! Why is this exciting? Because Kenny is asking us to name them!!!!

So ... here are some of my name suggestions :D

A Penelope Cruise'n
B Miss Understood
C Racing Stripes Rikki
D Lana Lariat
E Hot Rod Hannah
F Va Va Vrooooom
G Mae Western
H Sassy Sara
I Barb Wire (or Barbi Wire)
J 38 Cali
K Wild Wild Wendy
L Wandering Gypsy

Go check out Kenny's other cool stamps, including the new Dude Stuff (because it's hard to find stuff for guys, right!) by clicking here.

Stamp Storage

This is how I have stored my stamps for the past 5 years. If they are not SU (sitting nicely in their boxes on a shelf), then they are in here ... this little storage cart I bought at Coles for $10 and put togther myself!

In the top drawer are inkpads.
In the second drawer are single block stamps.
In the third drawer (my favourite!) are my cling mounted stamps & blocks.
In the fourth drawer are alphabet stamps.
In the fifth drawer are random acrylic and unmounted rubber stamps.

It's not a perfect system, but I've had it in place so long that I know where everything is.

Lime Tart is having a special giveaway ... and now that I've seen it, I think I would much rather have my cling mounted stamps in one of these, at my fingertips! I'd clear space on my desk for it ... truly I would!!!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

New Australian Girl pattern!

I've been working on this one for a while now, and the finishing touches were done today!!! If you have an Australian Girl doll in your house, like to sew and you're a fan of Masterchef or Iron Chef ... then you might want to nab one of these patterns asap so that you can make up a few chef type items for your doll for Christmas! They don't take much fabric and you can find everything you need at your local Spotlight store! The aprons are a super quick project, perfect for beginner sewers!

How do you get a copy ... keep watching the Australian Girl online store for the official launch. Click here to go to the store, and check out the gorgeous kimono pattern while you're there :)

Saturday, November 6, 2010

The Town Scrapper Monday Showcase

It's Monday Showcase time at The Town Scrapper!!!! I had a little peek at what the other DT girls have created before I posted mine, and there's a couple of cool ideas I might borrow myself. Get on over to the blog and see for yourself :)

Stamp: Magnolia, Tilda
Greeting stamp: Darkroom Door, All Occasions
Pattern paper: K&Co, Brianna
Copic Markers: E50, E51, E53, R02 (skin), E13, E15, E17, E19 (hair), BV00, BV02, BV04, BV08 (dress), G21, G24, G28 (skirt/socks), C1, C3, C5, C7 (shoes), 0 for blending
Inkpads: Memento, Tuxedo Black and Distress Ink, Vintage Photo
Diecuts from my local dollar shop, inked with Vintage Photo distress ink to tone them down.