Friday, 17 November 2017

Paperbabe Stamps Challenge #61 ~ Sketch Challenge

Good Morning, it's frosty here today, 
This Fortnight is a sketch challenge...

Use the sketch in any creative way that you want, flip it, turn it, be inspired by it. The circle could represent any image and "paperbabe stamps" any sentiment.

Paperbabe Stamps Challenges are open to everyone...
As usual you are welcome to combine with other challenges too.

Please be sure to link your project below for a chance to win Paperbabe Stamps Gift worth up to £20*.

Now onto the team's fabulous interpretation...

Terri played with the sketch layout slightly to create her Christmas themed card. She used the recent release of the Cute Nativity stamps to add Mary, Joseph and baby Jesus. The stamped backgrpund was made heat embossing the Doodle stars stamps and the sentiments are from the Sparkle Bright stamp set.

Delphine made a CAS card using the sweet little angel from the Cute Nativity stamp set. She coloured in Copics and added lots of glitter with a gel pen. She used chipboard covered in glitter to complement her angel.

Kim
Kim took the opportunity to create another Christmas card, the background was made up from the versatile DesignA Tweed stamp set, with Joy Peace love stamped over it. She used the Peaceful Flurries with it's coordinating substrate kit to represent the circles in the sketch. The sentiments were heat embossed from the sparkle bright stamp set.

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Thank to all the lovely entries so far for our DT call it's been wonderful to see all your talent streaming through my emails.

There's still plenty of time to join in if you're interested...



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We hope you feel inspired and join in our challenge,


Now it's time to put your hand together for our last scare challenge winner...
Congratulations to


Yay! pease send an e-mail to kimpaperbabe(at)yahoo(dot)com to claim your prize :)


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*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: 1st December 2017

Thank you for joining in!


Monday, 6 November 2017

Paperbabe Stamps Design Team Call 2018

Good Morning, I am sooo excited to announce that we are looking for new inspiring crafters to join our creative design team!

Ideally we ask that you be an active blogger and be willing to commit to creating art for each fortnight's challenge and participate in New release weeks and post it on your blog to help promote Paperbabe Stamps products available from our online stop. 

If you’re not familiar go take a look, these are the products you would be working with as a member of our design team.

We are asking for an initial six month term with possibility of extension.

Have a read through the requirements and the benefits and get in touch by the 3rd Dec if you are interested.
Don’t be shy! If you have any questions then email me.

A few requirements:
  • Passionate about creating!!! Mixed media, art journals, altered art, scrapbooking, card making and jewellery making, in fact anything papercraft or dimensional
  • Have an active blog with detailed posts, photos & links to products used
  • Take great photos of your projects we want to see your wonderful creations clearly.
  • Create a project each fortnight which will be blogged, and photos/links posted and shared.
  • Create samples/projects to promote new stamp/product launches and future TV shows
  • Send us samples to showcase on TV and possible show stands (postage cost will be reimbursed)
  • Promote Paperbabe Stamps products on your Blog / Facebook / Twitter / Pinterest / Instagram (any social media platform you like to use!)
DT Benefits:
  • An initial supply of stamps, and regular new stamps
  • Discount on all orders at Paperbabe Stamps during your term.
  • We will feature your work on our website, our blog and on our Facebook/Pinterest/Instagram accounts
  • Your projects will be showcased on TV and on any craft shows and events.
  • The possibility of demonstrating our stamps in the future, should you wish to
  • A Design Team Blog Button for your blog
  • DT guidelines document
  • Support from us and the existing Design Team members
  • The chance to be challenged to try something new!
  • A happy, friendly, creative team.
Other notes:
GUEST DESIGNERS -We are looking for crafters who would like to take part during new releases or challenges.

SO... Ready to apply?

Email me with the statement PBS DT Submission in the subject line... by 3rd Dec 2017 midnight with:

An introduction telling me about yourself, to include:
  • where you are from,
  • what sort of crafting you love most
  • what you would like to try
  • a link to your blog and any online galleries you upload your projects to
  • details of any forums you are a member of
  • details of any other designs teams you are currently on or have been on within the last 12 months. 
  • Photos of three of your favourite projects
  • Tell us why you’d like to be on this design team


We are looking for new DT members from all over the world, so international applications are most welcome!


Our DT Call closes on Sunday 3rd December, and if you are successful we will contact you shortly after this date.

The DT term will start in January 2018, giving you plenty of time over december to enjoy your first exciting package of Paperbabe Stamps product.

Good Luck and Have a wonderfully creative day
Looking forward to seeing your application
BiG HuGs
Kim x

Friday, 3 November 2017

Paperbabe Stamps Challenge #60 ~ Anything Goes

Thanks for visiting today, we hope you had a wonderful halloween, we enjoyed making some dragon masks, I will pop a few pics on FB later... 
We hope you can find a moment to join in with this fortnights challenge which is a lovely and fun...

"Anything Goes"

and I know it's a favourite...
so create anything that you've always wanted to try!

Paperbabe Stamps 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*.

Check out the wonderful team projects...

Kim
Kim created her mixed media piece, with many layers, they involved stencilling with dimensional paste and paint though the polka dots, roses and herringbone. Lots of tissue stamping for the sentiments Love, Happy Soul, Light from Within and wings and of course the very versatile and lovely mix of templates... the Head & Torso, short & fringe, Long Loose Wave with the female face stamps.


Terri

Terri created a cute Paperbabe portrait using the head and torso templates along with the mermaid hair template and mini female face stamps.  She used a combination of alcohol markers and water coloured backgrounds which were paper pieced to create the hair.


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We hope you feel inspired and join in our challenge,
Now it's time to put your hand together for our last sketch challenge winner...


Congratulations to


Yay! pease send an e-mail to kimpaperbabe(at)yahoo(dot)com to claim your prize :)


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*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: 17th November 2017
Thank you for joining in!


Friday, 20 October 2017

Paperbabe Stamps Challenge #59 ~ Scare Me


Wow thank you, you've kept me lovely and busy with the latest release, I'm so pleased you liked it! Angels are still as popular as ever.

Now lets get onto this fortnights challenge...
the theme this time is...

"SCARE ME"

...so create anything that's inspired by the theme... as always HAVE FUN!
Paperbabe Stamps Challenges are open to everyone...
As usual you are welcome to combine with other challenges too.
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...

Kim
Kim created a witch in an ornate frame, she used the mini Head & torso with loose plait and female face. The roses and spider web were from the standard and mini sugar skull sets. Finished off with a magic bottle she has a few step by steps on her blog.


Terri
Terri has treated us to two witchy cards. The one on the left was made using the Witch Pin Up Halloween digi stamp and the card on the right was made with the MayLeeDee Witchily digi stamp. Both cards were completed with orange,green and purple accents.


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We hope you feel inspired and join in our challenge,


Now it's time to put your hand together for our last picture inspiration challenge winner...

Congratulations to


Yay! pease send an e-mail to kimpaperbabe(at)yahoo(dot)com to claim your prize :)


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*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: 3rd November 2017
Thank you for joining in!


Friday, 13 October 2017

New release is in the Shop, yay 73 days till Christmas!!!

Good morning, it's Friday 13th and time to show some Christmassy projects using our new release as it's now in the Shop
yay 73 days till Christmas #loadsoftime
 This is without a doubt a very simple and pretty quick card to make, I opted for a dl size to really get the height. The background is blended Distress oxides, with a few accent images stamped around the edges.
 Baby Jesus is so cute and there's a beam stamp that when stamped twice will create a full circle, perfect for the radiant glow.
I used the Sparkle Bright stamp set for the sentiment here, thought it was very fitting.

Now I thought I would introduce you to these adorable nativity characters...
After the substrates were adhered together, I under painted with a little white gesso as I wanted the white border, then I've stamped the characters in versafine ink before painting with some acrylic paints.
Angel and star trees 
And because you can move your characters around you can have a different scene on your window sill every day!

The Paper angel substrates make the most gorgeous hanging art...


A little step by step slideshow as there's quite a few piccies.

do visit the lovely talented team and say hi...


Thank you very much for stopping by,
There's still time to enter our current challenge!

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





Thursday, 12 October 2017

Next Christmas Introductions...

Me again, Thanks for visiting, 
it's been a very busy week and I really probably should have spread the introductions over a few days, but I'm just eager to get these out, so here goes...

PaperAngel substrates are coordinating substrate pieces specifically for the 
There are twelve possible Angel designs within this set so for ease I have paired them. Which means each of the six hairstyles has two dress styles and each kit has three pairs of angel wings so you can choose the style you prefer.

Hopefully the pictures will help to explain this better...
I have placed the angel outline for demonstration purposes.
Each kit has everything you would need to produce two angels, with a spare pair of wings left over for other projects, there are small circles which are there to aid in placing the wings either side, to adhere to the back of your stamped angel and a larger circle to use as a halo, I like to emboss mine with gold embossing powder.
I have numbered the sets to make it easier to coordinate with the Angels hairstyle stamps.

The Details:
  • PaperAngel Media Blanks MDF Kits will be available to purchase on Fri 13th October.
  • The sets will retail for £2.99 (bundles available at discount)
  • PaperAngel Media Blanks kits have about 17 pre-cut pieces, per design(number).
  • The MDF is 3mm thick, your angels will stand approximately 16.5cm(6 1/5") tall, plus the Halo, the width will depend on the wings you're choosing.

The kits include a hanging piece for tying on a string or ribbon ready for hanging on a festive tree or your wall. But if you wanted to have your angel standing I have designed a little easel set.
The kit includes two stands, it has two brace struts that slot into the base that's adhered to the back of the angel, I discovered this to be the most stable solution while still freeing up the front of the Angel design.

The Details:
  • Easel Media Blanks MDF Kits will be available to purchase on Fri 13th October.
  • The sets will retail for £0.50p (bundles available at discount)
  • Easel kits have 6 pre-cut pieces. The MDF is 3mm thick.

In my rush, the early hours of this morning finishing off my earlier blogpost I forgot to add the details of the mini stamps...
The Doodle stars have ten individual star images, based on my own doodles, great for adding details, or a pattern, the two crown stamps are a great addition on to any collection.

The Details:
  • The mini stamp sets will be available to purchase on Fri 13th October.
  • Doodle Star will retail for £2.50
  • The two crown stamps will retail for £1.50


This busy bee has some orders to post and pictures to take. Thanks so much for stopping by, Enjoy a wonderfully creative day and hope to see you tomorrow for some finished samples...
HuGs Kim x

Introductions ~ Christmas 2017

Good morning, thank you so much for stopping by today.

I think Christmas releases have been earlier than usual this year, I even thought I had been on time for once, but noooo, although I think if you're anything like me all the other creative projects that have brought you up to now have very little christmas in them.

So let me get onto the introductions.

Cute Nativity

This set was inspired from my DesignA Adorimals characters, I love the innocent and simple lines, which lend itself so well to the recognisable imagery of the nativity story. I wanted to capture the memory we would all relate to although probably from a much younger age... I hope this will be a go to set for christmas and your holiday papercrafts, as well as coordinating with its substrates kit(details below) for a little bit of gift making too. It's like the full package, lol.

Cute Nativity stamp set includes thirty individual stamps, the main characters, Mary, Joseph, Baby Jesus and manger, An Angel with separate wings, Kings with crowns and gift, a shepherd and a few recognisable animals. The polka dots fit Mary's dress perfectly, the swirls give a lovely sheep wool look, and the single curl could very cutely be stamped on the head of Jesus(just saying)...

And my favourite? the Star trees, I had this idea that instead of drawing a stable which would have been fine I thought a little outside the box and came up with star trees, I know so fun right? Star trees that you could stamp in any amount of combinations, they can stand tall or short, or even hang from the top edge for a different look.. and now that I've been using them they could make pretty awesome magic wands too, win win.


The Details:
  • Cute Nativity will be available to purchase on Fri 13th October.
  • The set will retail for £14.00
  • Cute Nativity stamp set includes thirty individual stamps, the main characters, Mary, Joseph, Baby Jesus and manger, An Angel with separate wings, Kings with crowns and gift, a shepherd and a few recognisable animals.


Next, the Cute nativity substrates kit
So, the idea for this was to design and create an actual nativity set, I have designed this to be free standing, so four layer of 3mm mdf per character, I realise it might seem a lot but with many trips back and forth between my computer and Roger(my laser machine) with different stand options and what not this was my favourite choice. But saying that, the options are open to your creative interpretation, maybe you want to split the shapes up to get more finished pieces, they could make great magnets or brooches for example.

This Kit contains all the pieces you will need to create a full nativity set... more pictures below

The Details:
  • Cute Nativity Media Blanks kits will be available for purchase on Fri 13th October.
  • The sets will retail from £9.99 to £20.00(30% saving with the stamp set included)
  • Cute Nativity Media Blanks kit has about 114 pre-cut pieces, plus some teeny tiny hearts(of course).
  • It includes the wires for the actual star trees(pics below)
  • The MDF is 3mm thick, your complete characters will stand approximately 6.5cm(2 1/3") tall, the tallest tree is about 12cm(4 3/4").

The kit can be purchased with or without the stamp set, just incase you need more mdf kits later down the line. It has full colour instructions and template.
They look like gingerbread cookie shapes here yum,
The fours layers needed for a free standing piece.
The template is very useful to guide your shapes to the matching character image stamp.
It's actual size, so you can literally place the shape over the template, each character is labeled too, I've cut an additional Joseph as one of the wise men. The Angel has five layers if you want her to, she has two layers for her front image and two layer for the wings and a wing shape if you wanted to add them to the back of her too.

Star Trees
This is also included in the set
The mdf stars have grooves cut into to accommodate the wire, just to inform you the wire is #18 gauge, I've opted for paper covered florist wire as this helps when painting your trees. 
It is now a very snug fit.
Then it's just a matter of adhering the plain star on top, a good pva works fine for this,
And paint, or heat emboss, or add magic angel glitter.
Just to show you how my complete set fits quite happily back in the box, nothing like a little repurpose and no waste packaging.

If you are still reading I'm not quite done yet... I know, there's a lot to cover today.

Next we have some mini stamps...
The Doodle stars have ten individual star images, based on my doodles of stars, great for adding details, or a pattern, the two crown stamps are a great addition on to any collection.


I will be back later with another post with details of the PaperAngel substrates...
until then toodles x