Baby it’s still cold outside!

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Hello Everyone!

Today I am joining the latest challenge over at kraftin kimmie stamp blog

Are you ready for some krafty fun?
We can’t wait for you to play along and share your amazing krafty kreations!
This week our hostess is Krafty Girl, Delphine and
your challenge is to use….TWO STAMPS!

Each and every Saturday we post a brand new challenge for the week and you are welcome to enter as many times as you like! These must be new creations and you are welcome to use any stamp, however using a Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamp will earn you double entries! Each submission will enter you into the monthly draw of a $40 gift voucher to the krafty shop!

We’ve also got a brand new sketch to inspire you for the month of March! You don’t have to use it but it’s there for you to use if you need a little kickstart….feel free to use it any time!

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There are two ways to enter our challenges! 1)enter at the Kraftin Kimmie Stamps Blog or 2.) at the Kraftin Kimmie Friends Facebook Group

Also don’t miss this weekend’s FRUGAL FRIDAY SPECIALS!
We’ve got a selection of stamp sets on SALE 40% OFF this weekend only and while supplies last!
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I decided that Ice, Ice, Ice Baby- Mouse and Polar Pals Racoon would be perfect for this week’s challenge as they look like best friends carrying snowballs to make a snowman!

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Colours Used:
Mouse fur E71 E75, E79 E49, R32
Mouse Jacket and Earmuffs BG10, BG72, BG75, BG09
Mouse Scarf BG57, B97, B99 white gel pen
Racoon dark Stripes: W2, W4, W6, W9, 100
Racoon light stripes W2, W4, W6, W8
Racoon body W2, W4, W6, W8
Racoon Scarf BG10, BG53, BG57, B99
Racoon gloves B97, B99
Snowballs BG10, colourless blender, and star dust stickles

Hugs and happy crafting,

~ Patti

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One layer card with Kraftin Kimmie

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Challenge #470 – One Layer Card!

Hello and welcome to another fun Saturday Challenge!
Are you ready for some krafty fun?
We can’t wait for you to play along and share your amazing krafty kreations!
This week our hostess is Krafty Girl, Jessie and
your challenge is all about the…ONE LAYER CARD!
Each and every Saturday we post a brand new challenge for the week and you are welcome to enter as many times as you like! These must be new creations and you are welcome to use any stamp, however using a Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamp will earn you double entries! Each submission will enter you into the monthly draw of a $40 gift voucher to the krafty shop!
We’ve also got a brand new sketch to inspire you for the month of March! You don’t have to use it but it’s there for you to use if you need a little kickstart….feel free to use it any time!
There are two ways to enter our challenges! 1) you can link up your entries at the bottom of this post and 2) share your KKS creations in our Krafty Friends facebook group! We can’t wait to see what you create!
Also don’t miss this weekend’s FRUGAL FRIDAY SPECIALS!
We’ve got a selection of stamp sets on SALE 40% OFF this weekend only and while supplies last!

I started off this challenge by deciding that I really wanted to use the colour pink and make an motivational card. Playing with my prisma I coloured on Kraft cardstock and used a die to cut out the frame. I then used the February Kraftin Kimmie dots to add a sprinkling of pink. Lastly I felt that the card needed a bit of shimmer splatter using my pearlescent watercolours.

Warm Hugs and Happy kraftin’!

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Bring on the sparkle

Hello Everyone!

I have yet another canvas to share with you! I have been hanging out on the Kraftin Kimmie Facebook group as of late, and one of the challenges this week was to use a stencil.

I knew I wanted to use Glimmer paste and a snowflake stencil to make a textured background. So I broke out an Ampersand Clay Canvas and got to work adding colour to the background with distress oxide ink. These canvases are amazing for taking in colour and soon I had a vibrant base.

I then first added Versa Mark through the snowflake stencil to make clear embossed snowflakes… I liked the look, but they were a bit to subtle, so I opened my glimmer paste and added it over the snowflake stencil for a second layer. I then let this dry.

I had coloured up Angelica Angel in a new favourite colour combo with my Copics giving her a Knock Out purple dress.

Skin: E000, E01, E11, E04 blush: R32 Dress: V04, V15, V17, V09 hair: E50, E21, E53, E55 Leaves G21, G05 Wings: BG10 bird (not coloured here but coloured on finish project) BG10, BG15

I then added stardust Stickles to her wings, and in small little dots on her dress and around her (because every little angel needs a bit of sparkle)

Lastly I heat embossed a Kraftin Kimmie sentiment from Evangeline Angel Set, and glued her on top of a die cut heart. I then added sequins and Nuevo Crystal Drops.

I am gifting this to my Nana as a Christmas gift that she can hang up in her house.

Lots of hugs,

~Patti

Do Mermaids send wish lists to Santa?

Hello Everyone,

Stephen on the Kraftin Kimmie Stamp Facebook page challenge us to use non-Christmas stamps/ Non-winter theme stamps to make a winter/ Christmas project.

I thought it was a perfect time to use a stamp I coloured in the summer on a Christmas project. I have always adored the gleeful expression on Serena Sparkles, she reminds me of a super excited child waiting to open her presents on Christmas morning. Maybe that is why I coloured her up in kind of a Christmas palette.

my concept was that Santa was delivering Christmas presents by floating them down to her in bubbles. So after using distress oxides and a bit of stenciling on this Ampersand Clayboard tile, I placed assorted Christmas stickers on the background, then used glossy accents to make the bubbles.

I heat embossed the sentiment at the top, then popped up Serena and added her Christmas Tree, presents, and a Xmas wish list.

Supplies Used:

-stamp: Serena Sparkles by Annie Rodrique for Kraftin Kimmie (retired)

-ampersand Clayboard tile (love these for mix media because they heat emboss like a dream)

– Distress Oxide in Salty Ocean, and broken China

– stickers from doodlebug, presents Are stamps from my favourite things

– tree from stash (unknown)

stencil Tim holtz

nuvo drops in white blizzard glitter, red berry glossy, sea breeze translucent

– glossy accents

– Recollections detail fine embossing powder in gold

All I want for Christmas is…

Hello Blog,

Wow! I am actually writing on the blog for the first time since May!

Again, hoping to post more! when I have the spare time.

I have a new project that I made tonight, the first in this years Christmas card series. This one is called All I wants for Christmas is books!

I came up with this idea using this week Kraftin Kimmie challenge: Talk Nerdy to me!

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As a kid (let’s face it as an adult too) one of my favourite things to do Christmas morning is to curl up and read the books I have got for Christmas, and now I buy books for my niece and nephew to read to them!

Hugs to everyone,

Patti

 

My Crafty New Years Resolutions for 2018

Hello Gals and Pals,

I am always excited when a new year starts. Beginnings can be a great way to feel refresh and conquer things you may have been putting off for one reason or another.

I always make New’s Year’s resolutions, and sometimes I succeed and sometimes I fail miserably, but the point is to try and improve the things I need to work on.

Although 2017 was a big year creatively I do feel like I need to push myself further in a few different area’s and here is what I am going to focus on this year:

1. ) Improve my grammar/ spelling– If you have been reading my blog (including this post) you probably aware that grammar is not my forte. Even as I wrote this sentence I spelled Grammar wrong twice.  In order to improve on this, I will be spending some time with a book we have at work that can make grammar and spelling easier. I hope this helps! Another thing that will help me improve is my 2nd challenge of the year.

2.) Become more consistent with my online content:  I do want to blog more, share more works in progress photos, and even eventually do some colour along with the Facebook community. A key thing that consistency needs though is my 3rd challenge.

3.) Become more organized:  I have a bad habit of not hitting deadlines on time, and spending way too much time trying to find ways to procrastinate cleaning my craft room. This year I want to make sure to clean my crafty area after each project is done, and destash some of the crafty goods I am hoarding, this will make it easier to achieve challenge number 4.

4.) Colour Daily:  I want to create a daily habit where I spend at least 15 minutes colouring something…. Even if it is as simple as adding colour combos to my copic colour combo journal. This has been something I wanted to achieve for over 2 years and it isn’t that I don’t have time, it’s that I procrastinate too much, or I get sucked into watching stuff online. Accountability will play a key role in this, so I am planning on taking a photo each day of what I coloured and post to Instagram. That way I can improve my skills and practice new ones. Speaking of which…

5.) Experiment with different mediums:  I really want to try colouring with pencils, watercolours, and even play with some different colour combo’s that I don’t normally use. Sometimes I feel stuck using my copics all the time, or I find I play it safe too often. By starting to play with new mediums I will be able to “exercise my creative brain”

6.) Lastly I want to still work on my project 52 notebook, but instead, I decided I will stop pressuring myself to complete detailed layouts and just add a bit of what I have been doing each week to it. This way If I am just colouring an image without any intention of using it on something I can glue it in the book and see the progress I have made throughout the year. I want to put them in the journal so I can do a flip through at the end of the year!

Phew that is a lot of challenges this year! but I am excited to see my creative dreams take hold!

For one can only soar in her dreams and ambitions! (or something similarly cheesy!)

Lots of hugs,

Patti

Project 52 Introduction: Soar!

Hello gals and pals,

I am starting a new adventure! and it is both thrilling and also intimidating…. It is called Project 52!

Each week I will attempt to put some art down in this art journal that my lovely, wonderfully talented Cousin made for me!

Front Cover

I even have a theme for this journal: I am calling it Soar! That’s why I thought the cute little airplanes would be perfect for the front cover. I will be adding the title in big block letters once I have a better picture of what I want on the front cover.

I like using the word soar to imagine my creative journey taking new heights! (cheesy I know) I want to use this journal to challenge myself with new art mediums, new techniques, and to journal my thoughts and feelings. I am hoping to look back and see how much I improve/ change my art with the ideas that pour out of here.

I hope you will join me on exploring this creative journey!

Lots of hugs,

Patti