The Greeting Farm – Miss Anya Coffee Break

Hey everyone! I have a fun card today. I have been getting myself out of my funk, and today’s card was nothing but fun! I feel am loving making cards again!

I stamped this girl from Miss Anya Coffee Break on a piece of toned grey paper. I decided to see what I could do with 6 pencils, one of them being black to retrace the stamped lines. It was a challenge and a great time to see all the different shades of brown I could get with the same 5 coloured pencils!

Pencils used:
Luminance – Sepia
Sepia 50%
Brown Ocher 10%
Faber Castell – Bister

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Kraftin Kimmie Stamps – Release is LIVE!

Hey everyone! The new release from Kraftin Kimmie Stamps is now LIVE and in the store!

All three new sets are up in the store Kick-Assy Birthday, Birthday Bianca and Dino-mite Pals.


For today’s card I pulled out Dino-mite Pals and stamped them out of Neenah Desert Storm cardstock with Memento Desert Sand ink. To do some no lines coloured pencils!

Kraftin Kimmie Stamps - Dino-mite Pals - Jessie Banks 2

Faber-Castell Polychromos used:
Orange – Light Cadmium Red, Dark Cadmium Orange, Orange Glaze, Cadmium Orange and Dark Chrome Yellow
Purple – Mauve, Purple Violet, and Crimson
Green – Olive Green, Earth Green Yellowish, May Green

ALL the new sets are available individually BUT if you HAVE to have it ALL, we also have our March Gimme Kimmies Kit which includes all THREE of the new sets together and at a discount! But only for a limited time and while supplies last!

Happy hoppin’ and happy shoppin’!


Dolly Diver


Hey everyone! It is Wednesday and that means its time for another Wonderful Wednesday challenge! Bring out your Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps, and make whatever your heart desires, no theme, doesn’t even have to be a card!

Kraftin Kimmie Stamps - Dollie Diver - Jessie Banks.jpg

I coloured up Dolly Diver, with my Faber-Castell Polychromos, and Prismacolor coloured pencils. I did this hanging out outside on my deck before the weather started to cool off, so I do not have a list of colours that I used. I have been all over these super CAS cards lately and this one is no exception. I created an angled block of colour along the top of the panel for my sentiment to sit along.

Hope you found some inspiration here to play along!
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Balloon Boy

Hey everyone! I am here today sharing with you some awesome inspiration using Roberto’s Rascals Balloon boy!

CCD - RR - Balloon boy.jpg

I coloured up my image with my coloured pencil then cut him out with scissors. I created the background using some distress inks and a little bit of masking. Adding the sun from the Make a Card Summber #16 Die set.

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Let’s Talk Inktense

Derwent Inktense pencils are a water soluble pencil, that dry permanent. These pencils are an amazing creation, the ability to add the colour onto the paper in pencil form, touch it with water and create this lovely vibrant paint, and then when its dry being able to glaze over these colours without having to worry about making mud is truly a great thing! Note, the pencils must be completely dissolved by the water for them to dry permanent.

inktense pencils

As a cardmaker I love what I can pull of with these pencils, being able to create depth in the folds of clothing, adding backgrounds with different colours. I just really love being able to layer colours without having to worry about mud, just make sure to let them completely dry before adding a different colour.


This image is from Mo’s Digital Pencil – Angelina’s Balloons

The pencils allow you to be able to get a sharp point for adding the colour exactly where you want it on these small stamped images, also being able to lift the colour directly off the pencil to apply, I use both techniques as I have the full range in pencils but only the 24 range in the blocks. If I ever get my hands on the full range of the blocks I will use the pencils for colouring on the paper and the blocks for applying the colour by the brush.

I would not recommend these as your first dive into watercolour as you do not have the ability to lift colours, or move them around a bit after they are dry like you can with traditional watercolour. We will talk about those a little more another day.

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