16 October 2017

Relic - mixed media piece with Distress Ink, Mod Podge Melts, Glow in the Dark, and wood


As Halloween approaches, decorating is on my mind. I love Halloween. It's my favourite holiday.


This project features a small wooden coffin box embellished with a Distress ink, items molded from resin and Mod Podge Melts, wood cuts, and dollar store glass bottles.


15 October 2017

Harvest Moon - watercolour pencil


The moon rising at the same time as sunset can produce an orange moon, the Harvest Moon. It's a beautiful sight, perfect to share with another.

This single layer card features a House Mouse and Friends stamp with watercolour pencil and a sentiment by Unity Stamps.

I made this card as a guest on the design team for House Mouse and Friends challenge blog. The challenge starting 16 October is Anything Goes with the optional theme of Fall/Autumn Colours. Come join us in the challenge!


Tinsel Tree - embossing on acetate, paper piecing, watercolour pencil, shaker card


O Tinsel Tree, O Tinsel Tree,
How silver are your branches?
O Tinsel Tree, O Tinsel Tree,
How sparkly are your branches?

Today we are celebrating the amazing CHRISTMAS release of ALL of the NEW October Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!!!


ALL FOUR new sets are NOW available in the Krafty Shop! ANGELICA ANGEL!, EVANGELINE ANGEL!, MERRY & BRIGHT BIRDIES!, and REINDEER GAMES!


Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps is celebrating the 8th Anniversary! As an ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL, all orders of $80+ get to CHOOSE one of FOUR FREE stamp sets!! (You are My Sunshine, Ewe are Amazing, Book Dragon or Christmas Blessings Sentiments!) 


My card for the new release features Evangeline Angel, the set which was part of the Surprise Christmas kit for October!

In the 70's when I was but a young child, my mom's parents, my Opa and Oma, would host the Christmas festivities for the family and the house my Opa built in Anaheim, California. Every Christmas they would put up their tree, a wooden dowel with stiff wires as branches, wrapped with silver tinsel. I don't know if it was a store bought tree or one my Opa made. They had a colour changing spot light pointed at the tree which would rotate and bathe the silver branches in different colours. It was mesmerizing and a bit magical. I made my card today as an homage to that Tinsel Tree of my childhood. 

The tree is embossed on acetate with silver and Evangeline is paper pieced with patterned papers for her pants and blouse with the rest of her body as watercolour pencil on watercolour paper. Her hat is glitter paper and there are accents of Liquid Pearls and Stickles on her wings and the tree. The sequins of the shaker represent the changing colour of the spot light on the Tinsel Tree of my childhood.


So let's have a big happy hop around the design team blogs and check them all out in action! Grab a nice hot beverage, sit back and relax while you hop around and enjoy all the amazing creations!!



13 October 2017

Fall Bookmark - watercolour pencil on paper leather


Autumn is my second most favourite season (winter is my fav). It's a time of harvests and the scenery being painted with a brush of many colours as the leaves on the deciduous trees change lose their green. It's an amazing time of magic all around. The weather is also cooling down with a smell of chill in the air.

This bookmark on Sizzix paper leather features Kraftin' Kimmie stamps, Impression Obsession leaf stamp, embossing, and watercolour pencil.


12 October 2017

Evangeline Angel - Prismacolour


It's Day TWO of the October Krafty Peeks at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps!

Today's peek is another gorgeous angel, EVANGELINE ANGEL!


Evangeline Angel was the Super Secret Krafty Klub stamp set that was included in the Khristmas Kard Kit a couple months ago. Those who pre-ordered the set already have it in their inky little fingers and are Kraftin' Kimmie's fabulous GUESTS for the sneak peek! I am one of those who pre-ordered so my creation is part of the blog hop, too!



This adorable new stamp set comes with one large main image and three fabby sentiments!!


For my creation, I used Prismacolour pencils with Stickles accents and matted her on red foiled cardstock. I embossed one of the sentiments in gold. Isn't Evangeline great? She's a tree hugger!

All of the Krafty Krew design team members and Special Krafty Guests listed below have lots of sweet designs to share with you today featuring the EVANGELINE ANGEL stamp set! Be sure to hop around and leave lots of love at each and every stop because one lucky commenter will WIN a gift voucher to the krafty shop EACH DAY of the peeks this week! Plus we're doing a GIVEAWAY of the ENTIRE release on the Krafty Friends facebook page! The winners will be announced at the party so don't miss it!

Be sure to join us at the LIVE Online Release Party on Saturday afternoon at 2pm EST! We'll be checking out ALL of the FOUR new clear stamp sets, sharing fabulous creations, giving away prizes and having tons of krafty fun!

Happy hoppin'!



You can comment on my post HERE or read on to see how I made my card.

11 October 2017

Pink Hope - mixed media with resin cast items, embossing, and stenciling


October is breast cancer awareness month. Cancer SUCKS! All who have it, and their families, need to have hope to fight, to survive.

My project today is a plaque with mixed media elements, a message of Hope in pinks using a Unity Stamps set, stenciling, resin pieces I cast, Distress ink, embossing on acetate, all on a wood plaque.


10 October 2017

Sleigh - die cuts and window card


Santa flies on his sleigh to bring presents around the world. On this glittery stripped paper from Tim Holtz, Santa and his sleigh are an Impression Obsession die set. Santa and the sleigh are on an open window which, on the inside of the card, is revealed to be not a moon but an ornament.