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