Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Some Crafty Goodness...

Hey all, haven't been here for a while, but we've been super busy lately. Just thought I'd pop in a share a few things we've been working on.

I'm going to enter into my favourite Scrappy Store's challenge too :) All the supplies are from there, so might as well! Scrappin Great Deals is my local Scrap Store and they're awesome... they ship too, (although I'm around the corner so have no need for shipping), so if you haven't checked them out, you really should... they have an amazing selection!

Here's some cards Kelly and I have been working on...

Friday, June 4, 2010

Character Cafe New Release Blog Hop

Hey's blog hop time, time to show off all our new releases.

You should have just come here from Angie E.'s blog...if not then you better go back and start at The Cafe Store so you don't miss anything.

The prize this Hop is 4 June New Release Images and a $5.00 gift certificate for the store!! Make sure you leave some love at all the DT blogs in order to be eligible for the prize. We are offering a freebie along the hop and if you make something with it and enter our blog hop challenge you could win a chance to be our guest designer for the month of July!!

Don't forget about the discount code good for 25% off your purchases at the store until Friday June 11th at midnight.

Now for my project....ummm well it's not quite finished, Kendra and I were scrambling to get our images finished up. I just finished this one this afternoon. We scanned it and then had to do more fixing up anyways...I will be back tomorrow with my completed card. Here are a few pics of what I did so far. The image is called "The dock", it would be perfect for a Father's Day card.

I used my water colour pencils and tore the edges then inked with brown and then added a little of black to get a burnt edge effect. The cardstock colour doesn't show well in these pics, but it's a navy blue linen and I embossed with crystal
embossing powder some fish, here is a close up of that.
Pop back in later to see my finished card.
From here you go to the lovely & talented Rachel
Enjoy the rest of the hop!!

Friday, January 8, 2010

The Character Cafe New Releases - Meet the Wiggies!

Hope you all had a fabulous New Year and managed some relaxing "me" time in there somewhere (I tried unsuccessfully!)

The Character Cafe is releasing 8 great images for January and I'm here to share with you "The Wiggies"... I just love how these guys turned out. Kelly and I have been talking up a storm how many little forms of these guys we could have and it's just so fun. I hope you love them as much as I do because I really want to expand their "world"!!!!

If you've just arrived here, you didn't miss much of the hop.... Not sure why we did this, but out of habit, we had the start of the hop at The Cafe Store... only, normally, Kelly and I don't necessarily participate, however, in retrospect, this should've been your first stop... SORRY!!!!

I'll go over the details for you to prevent you having to hop over to the store... (but do that after and get some goodies okay?!).

We ask that you...
  • post a comment on all the DT (and our) Blogs
  • at the end, on The Cafe Blog, please let us know what kind of cards/paper crafting you do most of all (i.e. Birthday, Thank you, Scrap pages...)
That's it!!!! We wanted it to be simple since life's been so crazy lately. If you'd like to sign up & follow our blog(s) that would be great too, but it's not required for this hop.

What we're offering...
  • each DT Member (and us) will draw from our comments and offer the image we're working with as a prize
  • Collect the pieces of the code along the way to receive 30% off your entire purchase at The Cafe Store
  • one winner will be drawn to receive 4 of the New Releases (The Wiggies, Oh Lolly Lolly, Puppy Love and Calvin) - some great digital stamps for you to try!
With that, on to my post.... The first piece of the code is "B" (case sensitive)

Now, meet "The Wiggies"...

I let my hubby have some creative input and he put the axe to my buttons, flowers, brads and said that the card was great just the way it was and to add anything would just take away from it... sooooooo, I did just that and although now I want to add some small pearls or something, I do love it regardless.

Card details: Bazzil cardstock, Basic Grey DP, The Wiggies Digital Stamp from The Cafe coloured with Copics and some Sakura Stardust accents. I also used a Fiskars border punch.

Hope you enjoy the hop.... you want to head to Sara's Blog next. The code is good until next Friday and we'll post all the winners when we do our Feature Friday posts as well :)

Happy crafting,

Here's the blog list in case you lose your way...

Friday, December 4, 2009

The Character Cafe - 12 Hops, Missing Link!

Well, not sure what happened to Meredith?! Hope she's okay... seems to me I didn't even hear from her before the hop so really, I should have been prepared, but alas, I wasn't so I'm very sorry.

On the 9th hop of Christmas, T C C has for me... 9 beautiful brads....

If you've arrived here from Lola's Blog, then you're on the right track... if not, you should head back to the START so you don't miss a thing of this fantastic blog hop with FABULOUS blog candy :) (including a Copic Airbrush System and Copics tee hee)...

Be sure to:
  • Comment on all the blogs to qualify for the Grand Prize
  • Become a follower if you aren't already
  • Tell us at The Cafe Blog which image is your favorite!
Also, get more ballots in the tree for more chances to win by telling others (5 more ballots), ask them to tell us who told them (and you'll both get another ballot!), use the freebie Chibi at the end of the hop to make something, link it and tell us for another 5 ballots!

I've whipped up another project using the image Meredith was to work with (one of my faves!)... Monster Gift from The Cafe Store... not much of a project, but I've made 14 cards and this little guy today as well as did all the family stuff, so not bad if I do say so myself! Although, my hubby has done 24,658 loads of laundry (so he says!) in my absence LOL. thanks hun!

Well... not much to say except that I coloured him with Copics and used a piece of Basic Grey paper for the present covering, a nestie to cut the shape and some American Craft ribbon with a coloured staple, voila.... easy peasy Christmas tag (or you could use it for a birthday, Valentines gift or any gift really!)...

Hope you enjoy! Good luck, now I really have to go and fix up this headache! You should head on over to Heather's Blog now to continue the hop and see all the great stuff we have for you.

Happy crafting/hopping :)

Thursday, December 3, 2009

The Character Cafe 12 HOPS of Christmas BLOG CANDY!

....... On the 4th hop of Christmas, T C C gave to me... 4 feet of Hemp.... 3 jingle bells, 2 Copic Sketch Markers, and a Copic Airbrush System for FREE!!!! Hop along to find out what else is in the goody box :)

Yay!!! Kelly and I have been wanting to jump in and play with the DT for some time now, but it just never seemed to work out for us... however, the circumstances are not ideal this time, as we're filling in for Angie E who is really sick right now *hugs to you Angie!*. Regardless, it was really fun to whip up a card for the hop using "Jacob Santa"... one of the 12 New Releases by The Character Cafe!!!

Before I get to card details, let's be sure you're on track to win the AWESOME Blog Candy we've got in store for you! If you just left Angie C's blog, then you're in the right spot, however, if you're just popping in here and aren't part of the hop, you might want to go start at the beginning in order to qualify for the Grand Prize! Also, be sure to leave a comment, since you can only win the Grand Prize if you comment on everyone's blogs (you do have until the 18th of December to do so though!)...

If you decide not to play along for the Grand Prize though, you can still win this little cutie by leaving me a comment! On the 18th, all the DT members will draw winners from their comments to receive the image they worked with....

On to the card!

Okay, please excuse my horrible photo... I couldn't get my hands to steady (must be all the excitement, or lack of sleep!) to get a decent pic and this was the only one that turned out! You can't tell, but I did emboss the cardstock with a Fiskars snowflake template... I used my new Snowflake Spellbinder die, my new Marvy scallop punch (soooo lovin' those!), a sentiment from Studio G, Spellbinder scallop nesties, Bazill cardstock and Jacob Santa, beautifully coloured with watercolour pencils by the very talented Kelly :)... oh, and you can't forget the stickles!!!!

Could be better, but for 1/2 hour (which may be a ton of time for some of you crafters, but not me!)... I think it's pretty great... might actually make its way to a teacher I know!!! Think I've got to make another now.

Okay, enough already... hop along to Rachel's blog and see what she has in store for you!

I have some other projects to share soon... I know, I've been neglecting my blog for far too long!!! Can't wait to share some of the stuff I've been making :)

Happy crafting, uh, I mean, hopping!
Kendra (& Kelly)

Friday, September 25, 2009

My Time to Create Colour Challenge!!!

I've managed a challenge this week, woooo hoooooo!!! Lauren Meader's My Time To Create Colour Challenge. Boy was it fun too :) Truth be told, 3 of my 4 children have birthdays in September so I needed a few cards and well, I saw these colours and I just LOVE them! These are actually some of my favorites of all time and I use them whenever possible and so honestly, it wasn't a hard challenge for me, but fun. Here's the colour pic...

and my submission... Please note that I've never done a colour challenge before so I'm not sure if there's any kind of leeway to veer off the colours slightly, but I hope that this is okay?!!! I tried to stay within the spirit of the colours :) Also, my fairy's dress is more red than it looks (Copic - Strong Red)!!!

Card Deets:
  • Image from The Character Cafe "Fairy Belle" coloured with Copics, misc. stars stamp, Gina K Sentiment (inside)
  • Paper: Bazzil cardstock, K&Company Classic McKenna, Wassau
  • Embellishments: Nesties, Basic Grey Glazed brad
  • Other Details: Handwritten Sentiment, Sakura Glitter pens, distressing

On another note.... I also made my son a card too (it's one of my favs now I think!!!), but I'm going to go post it over at The Cafe Blog for a bit of inspiration while announcing our new Design Team!!!! Head over there and check it out if you've got a minute :)

Well, that's it for today,
Happy Crafting!

Friday, August 28, 2009

Feature Friday - Guest Designer Piali

It's Friday again, and that means time for Feature Friday with TCC :)

Today, we're featuring a paper piecing project by Piali using Syd Golfer from The Character Cafe. It rocks... Syd Golfer is one of my favorite images especially when paper pieced!

A note from our Guest Designer: Piali

Hi, I am Piali..a full-time Mom and part-time crafter. I am addicted to papercrafting. I love to make cards and gifts for friends and family. Three months ago, I used to be only a rubber stamper... that's when I discovered Digi stamps/images. I absolutely love the endless possibilities of digi stamps. I like to paper piece the digi stamps a lot and here is my card with "SYD GOLFER" ... just love this image. It's hard to find images for male cards... thanks to TCC, this is just perfect.

Here's Piali's card as well as a bit of a visual tutorial for "piecing" it all together!

I just love it... never thought to print on the coloured paper for the background to be green/blue like that. Very simple, yet effective! Thanks so much Piali :)

If you would like to see more fabulous creations and maybe learn another trick or two, be sure to check out Piali's blog (don't forget to leave some love!)!

Oh, and don't forget to play along with us in this weeks' Work It Wednesday (it's a sketch!!!)

Also, last, but not least, The Character Cafe is looking for new Design Team Members! Go check out the details and apply!

That's it for today,
Happy crafting
Kendra & Kelly