Sunday, 31 July 2011

Its Sunday so that means there is another challenge going live over at Kenny K's Krafty Girlz challenge blog....
Today is an exciting day as we have a new release to show you all...

Team B have worked their socks off with some gorgeous new Steam punk images by Kenny K. 
Check out the challenge blog to see what I'm on about!

Announcing the winner of the Kenny K Stamp from the 1st Anniversary Blog Hop

Congratulations Jenn, email me with your details and I'll get her in the post to you!

So what are you all waiting for, grab your metal embellishments a new Digi if you want to colour the new stamps, and 
get creating!!

Sunday, 24 July 2011

Criss Cross Card Tutorial

To make your own Criss Cross Pocket card you will need:

Choice of coloured A3 Card
Choice of coordinating papers (6x6)
Kenny K Image of choice (Club Kid)
Colouring medium (Copics)
Scoreboard and Score Tool

Start off by scoring your card. Now my way of doing this, means you do not have to attach two pieces of card together or make a smaller card so you can fit the whole thing together. My way is a bit of a cheat and you will see why in a minute.

Score your card to the size you want. My cards are usually around 15cm (just under). I will be scoring my card to 148mm.
You will notice once you score one side and the back of the card that the far side fold will be considerably shorter - Dont Panic! This is hidden when you start to stick down your card.
Take the pattered card of your choice for which you are going to place as your back ground inside of the pocket and cut it down. My card base measures 148mm x 148mm so I am cutting my patterned paper to 143mm squared to give a border when I stick it down. 
Take the right hand flap and fold it over so its covering the middle patterned paper, and measure from the top right corner to the left bottom corner of the patterned base. Drawing a line with a ruler (so you can cut with Guillotine in a moment)
Then do the same for the other flap from the inner right corner to the outer bottom left.
 Once you are happy that these lines are straight, cut them and they should look like this.
Take some double sided tape and run along the bottom of the centre square and stick down the flap with the bit missing....
Take the patterned paper you wish to put on the front two triangular folds and cut them down to the same size as your did for the middle panel. Once you have done this, half the paper diagonally and you should have two exact sized triangles for the folding panels.
Glue the first Right hand triangle onto the panel, once dry, place some double sided sticky along the bottom edge, This is so the Left folding panel can sit nice and snug, you will also need to glue this panel, so have some ready. here is a photo of where you should place the DST and the Glue. 
Glue the second patterned paper triangle in place.

For your insert, you will need to cut the card stock down. For my card, I've gone 140mm x 135mm which means it sits snug inside the pocket. I'm cutting the patterned paper 136mm x 131mm so I have a border around the edge again. Like this:

Now you have the component of your pocket and your insert, all you have to do is decorate it, so colour your image if you've not already done so and add those flowers, trinkets, charms, ribbons and any embellishment you can think of to make it special and your own!

Happy Crafting!

Kenny K's Krafty Girlz Challenge #53

Good morning Kenny K fanatics!

This weeks challenge at Kenny K's Krafty Girlz Challenges has been a long time coming since being informed I'd made the team, and would be leading Team A!

So this week Team A are showing you various Pocket Cards!!

Kenny K Downloads is sponsoring this challenge with the winner bagging five fantastic Kenny K images from Kenny K himself!
Click the logo to take you to his site - just have a browse at all those fantastic images!

Here are my makes for this weeks challenge, and if you come back in a few hours my tutorial is scheduled for 12 mid day!

I have coloured both images with copics, usine the grays and a splash of colour for the pink and green!
I have used papers from First Edition from the Spring Feast collection.
Flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts, the silver ones have been sprayed with Cosmic Shimmer Mist. 
Head pins are from stash and a gift I received for my birthday.

I will read over the inlinks from the 1st Anniversary Birthday blog hop post and announce the winnner shortly!

Thank you very much for visiting me!

Sunday, 10 July 2011

Kenny K's Birthday Blog Hop! With my own candy and x2 challenges

Good Morning Kenny K Fans, today we're celebrating the 1st year Anniversary of the Kenny K Challenge blog with a Blog Hop and 8 Fabulous New releases from Kenny K called the Showbiz Celebrities that are now available at Kenny K Downloads
The Kenny K Krafty Girlz have all created some fantastic cards for you showcasing these new images
If you'd like to participate in the Kenny K 1st Year Anniversary blog hop and you didn't arrive here from Deb's Blog, then click here to start at the beginning on Donna's Blog
The Blog hop starts today and runs until July 23rd at midnight UK time.
On your way around the Hop, some of the Krafty Girlz will be offering up a candy of their own as a small token of thanks for stopping by! 
For my Blog Hop Creation I used Jeanie from the tv series 'I Dream of Jeanie'. Such a fab series of 'Jeanie' trying to make some simple 'wishes' come true which always ended in tears of laughter! 
I've used First Edition papers from the 'Summer Breeze' pack and some Daisies and head pins which were kindly sent to me for my Birthday. I believe the Daisies are from I am Roses and they are beautiful! 
Sentiment/ticket stamp from Whimsey and mesh ribbon from Bunny Zoe's Crafts. Gems from stash.
Jeanie was coloured with Copics in the aqua colours! She looks fab, dont you think?
I'm entering this card into two challenges!
When you've finished hopping we have a challenge (everyone's favorite.....ANYTHING GOES) AND a MAJOR prize from some fantastic sponsors

Here is a list of our sponsors and the fabulous prizes they have donated
is offering a Bev's bag of blooms

gif maker

Bunny Zoe's Crafts is offering  one KENNY K rubber stamp
of the winner's choice

Cult Pens is offering TWO sets of the Copic Ciao's in addition to offering KENNY K fans a SPECIAL DISCOUNT for the two week's only of 10% off your COPIC purchases using this discount code at the checkout

Offering 5 Die Sets worth £61.95

offering a £10 Gift Voucher

offering 5 Tria Markers of the winner's choice

is offering a $15 Gift Certificate

is offering a special dispenser full of ribbons worth £25
 plus they are also offering a special collection of ribbons for Kenny K that normally retails for £25, but for the Kenny K customers, you can get it for only £ awesome is that!

is offering a £10 gift voucher

is offering a £15 gift voucher

and in addition to all this.........Kenny is offering
TEN rubber stamps (winner's choice) plus a $30 Gift Certificate to his shop 
And that's not all...........he's also giving away
a tub of pearls
a selection of web ribbon
head pins
I Am Roses gorgeous blooms
Sakura Jelly white Opaque pen
Total Prize value over £300

Conditions for being eligible for the MAIN prize:

You MUST leave a comment on EVERY BLOG, there are only 23 and you have got a whole two weeks to leave comments, that’s almost 2 or 3 a day! You are also asked to make a card for the Anything Goes Challenge using a Kenny K image and link it after completing the blog hop. The big prize Winner of the challenge will be picked by Random.Org.

We hope you have fun hopping around the Krafty Girlz and special guest’s blogs, leaving comments along the way and can find enough inspiration to get your creative juices flowing so that you can enter our challenge for the next two weeks for your chance to win the GRAND PRIZE

Good Luck!

As mentioned before in the post, a few of us Kenny K Girlz are offering up little candies. Well I'm offering up a Kenny K stamp called 'All That' which I bought from Whimsy Stamps. So remember to leave a comment and then add your name to Mr Inlinks. I will be double checking that you've left a comment those who have not left a comment, will not be eligible for the stamp!

Now it's time to head to Vanessa's Blog and see what gorgeous card she's created

Sunday, 3 July 2011

Candy Winner (sorry its late!)

I know I said I was going to draw the winner after seven days, well I've not been on line much since last Wednesday and every time I've checked inlinks has been AWOL...

I can announce that the winner picked by Random.Org is:

So number 17 - Aunty Sue can you contact me with your details and I will send this cutie out to you ASAP!!

Thank you to everyone who entered and left comments!

Kimmi xx