Sunday, January 19, 2020

7 Kids Crafts: I Heart U Anya

Hello Everyone!

I hope you are all doing well. With this card I was thinking of all of the flowers that are given at this time, especially roses. I got this Doodlebug Designs paper at 7 Kids Crafts store from the Love Notes collections. This collection works well with Valentine's theme, Spring, Birthday or other occasions- they are some really pretty papers to work with. The stamp is from The Greeting Farm called I Heart U Anya that I've had since last year and I don't think I colored her up until now. You know when you get stamps that you have to have?! LOL Well it was definitely time to color her. Then I ordered some dies, one is called Love You also from The Greeting Farm and a new company in the store called Poppystamps by Memory Box, the die I got is called Whittle Birds. These cute birds are the perfect size to pair with I Heart U Anya and they didn't even need to be colored...


Copic markers used:
W9, W7, W5
N0, N4,
R27, R17, R05, R30
RV55, RV52
E0000, E000, E01, E11, R21, R20
G05, G16


I hope you liked the card
and I hope that you can grab some 
Doodlebug Designs papers + embellishments,  The Greeting Farm stamps + dies,
and some Poppystamps dies

Don't forget to participate all month long with this new release.
Everyone who participates this month will get an exclusive Tot 
next month or you could possibly win all of next month's release as well.
Also, catch special sales or promotions going on at:

Thank you so much for visiting.

Katya Bess

Thursday, January 16, 2020

Wish You A Beautiful Day

Hello Everyone!

I had so much fun trying Kathy Racoosin's Coloring Challenge Road Trip (online edition.) Some techniques I've already done just by the number of years playing with these mediums and some were new. I tried to follow her instruction as much as possible and I love what I came up with in the end. The stamp I used is from Waffle Flower Crafts called Peony Bouquet, which I've been hoarding for a while but I had courage to stamp it out because of Kathy's suggestions in being fearless.

Day: One
Waffle Flower CraftsPeony Bouquet.


Copic markers used:
YR00, Y35, R14, Y21
BG34, BG72
G07, G09
Copic Multiner: Black 0.1
to line the areas that didn't get inked as much. 

Polychromos used:
 Dark Chrome Yellow, Rose Carmine,
Middle Cadmium Red, Deep Cobalt Green,
Walnut Brown

Distress Oxide:
Chipped Sapphire,  Cracked Pistachio

Thank you for stopping by,

Katya Bess


Sunday, January 12, 2020

7 Kids Crafts: I love you in so many ways

Hello Crafty Friends!


Today I'm sharing a card made with two sets from the latest Penny Black Inc release, make sure to grab some of these cute stamps sets at 7 Kids Crafts Store while supplies last. For this somewhat simple card I used: Penny Black IncTake Me Away and Penny Black Inc: Love Language.

To color these cute bears that are floating away via balloons I first used a Spectrum Noirs as a base and then added shading details with color pencils. I wanted the teddy bears to sort of represent my hubby and I so I made one dark brown and one lighter brown.



Take Me Away and Love Language


I used both Polychromos and Prismacolor pencils.
Polychromos: 
Burnt Umber, Caput Mortuum, Black, Burnt Ochre, Dark Red,
Fhuchsia, Rose Carmine, Cold Grey VI 
the sky was done lightly with Light Ultramarine
Prismacolor: 
Sienna Brown
Uni-ball Signo White Angelic

Although I stamped my sentiment with my Misti I did not realize that my ink was kind of dry and attempted to go over it several times but my image shifted and had to go over the font with a gel pen.

I hope you like the card even though I messed it up with how my sentiment came out. 


Don't forget to participate all month long with this new release.
Everyone who participates this month will get an exclusive Tot 
next month or you could possibly win all of next month's release as well.
Also, catch special sales or promotions going on at:

Thank you so much for visiting.

Katya Bess

Sunday, January 5, 2020

7 Kids Crafts: You're TuTu Sweet


Hello Everyone!

I hope you are all having a nice day. I know it's not Christmas but Nutcracker performances are still going strong. In anticipation for the Penny Black stamps and dies to arrive from 7 Kids Crafts, I decided to use one of the Penny Black stamp sets drawn by Mo Manning that I already had. Isn't this stamp tutu cute? heehee I definitely need to make more cards with her and the other cute stamps from the same set. I decided to pair it with some Graphic 45 8x8 clippings from the Nutcracker Sweet Collection.

Penny Black - tutu sweet
Graphic 45 -Nutcracker Sweet Collection

I colored this sweet little ballerina with Copic markers
but added a little shading with pencils.
The oval die is from Spellbinders which I used a little bit of distress ink 
to the background. The tutu sweet sentiment comes with the set
and I used VersaFine CLAIR: Rain Forest so that 
it compliments some of the green in the background details. 


I hope you liked the card and I 
hope that you can grab some 
Graphic 45 papers and Penny Black stamps and dies

Don't forget to participate all month long with this new release.
Everyone who participates this month will get an exclusive Tot 
next month or you could possibly win all of next month's release as well.
Also, catch special sales or promotions going on at:

Thank you so much for visiting.

Katya Bess



Friday, January 3, 2020

You're the Icing on my Cupcake

Hello Everyone,

Just wanted to share a little birthday themed card. This stamp set is called:
and I purchased it from one of my crafty online friends on her crafty destash instagram page:
Check out her page she posts a lot of the stamps or dies that she no longer uses and 
many that I've purchased are still brand new.

The paper which inspired the colors I used is 
Bubbly Girls by Find IT Media Kampen (Yvonne Creations)
I got that paper pad from one of Kim Reid's live "Shop the Box" sales on her


Thank you so much for stopping by.

Katya Bess


I'm entering this card at:

Thursday, January 2, 2020

7 Kids Crafts: Neva Snowflake Fairy

Hello Everyone!

Welcome back to the Beautiful Blizzard release over at 7 Kids Craft Store. There are 3 main fairies and an ocean animal for you to enjoy.

For today and tomorrow there is a special mega bundle deal 2 Day Mega Bundle Deal - Beautiful Blizzard, you get more images to play with but you can also chose to get the smaller sets

Eira Snowflake Fairy
Neva Snowflake Fairy
Nixie Snowflake Fairy
for today and tomorrow Norman Narwhal is free only at the 7 Kids Create! Facebook group
there is also. Make sure to participate by creating something with these images for a chance to win next month's stamps but anyone who participates gets to have a tot digi.

A little excerpt about  Neva Snowflake Fairy: She is as soft and gentle as a midnight snowfall under the full moon. Peace and tranquility emanate from her like an aura of serenity. She never seems to be in a hurry to get anywhere... for Neva it is the journey, not the destination, that is important. And of all the Snowflake Fairies only Neva has the patience and skill to create the most beautiful icicles that decorate the winter landscape.

This mini bundle includes 6 digis: Neva the Snowflake fairy, her shadow, magical snow flurry and 3 snowflakes. Also included is a completed scene jpg, all ready to print and color. As 

I was coloring my card, I was watching Amy Young's 7 Kids Facebook live where she created an Aurora Borealis on her background so I was inspired to create one too. Of course mine didn't come out as beautiful as hers but I still liked the colorful background. I also wanted to color in an African skin tone and give her a fun hair color.



It's kind of hard to photograph but in person this looks very shimmery and so pretty.

I hope you liked my card.

Don't forget to participate all month long with this new release.
Everyone who participates this month will get an exclusive Tot 
next month or you could possibly win all of next month's release as well.
Also, catch special sales or promotions going on at:

Thank you so much for stopping by,


Katya Bess

Wednesday, January 1, 2020

7 Kids Crafts: Nixie Snowflake Fairy

Hello Everyone & Happy New Year!

Welcome to the Beautiful Blizzard release over at 7 Kids Craft Store. There are 3 main fairies and a couple of ocean animals for you to enjoy.

For today and tomorrow there is a special mega bundle deal 2 Day Mega Bundle Deal - Beautiful Blizzard, you get more images to play with but you can also chose to get the smaller sets

Eira Snowflake Fairy
Neva Snowflake Fairy
Nixie Snowflake Fairy
for today and tomorrow Norman Narwhal is free only at the 7 Kids Create! Facebook group
there is also. Make sure to participate by creating something with these images for a chance to win next month's stamps but anyone who participates gets to have a tot digi.

Okay, on to my card... The first image I decided to color is Nixie Snowflake Fairy
A little excerptNixie Snowflake Fairy is  floating among the snowflakes like a fairy snowflake angel! She is delightful and beautiful snowflake fairy!

I love that she looks like she's a snowflake twirling in the sky and looks so happy and loving. Did you check out the dimple I gave her? heehee  All of the fairies from this release also make me think of the Sugarplum Fairies from the Nutcracker or the little fairies from the Disney Fantasia movie. 

With this release I wanted to try and color on blue cardstock because I was feeling kind of lazy with coloring the background but I think I gave myself more work by having to color the snowflakes LOL  (lesson learned.) I did like the effect those because on top of having a solid blue background I added some Distress Oxide around the edges of the card and part of the snow flurries to make it look like she's glowing. On top of the small snow/fairy dust I added Nuvo Dream Drops: Cloud 9 and on the bigger snowflakes I added GellyrollClearstar as well as part of the snowflake skirt just to show how thin the ice is. The sentiment is from Lavinia stamp and is called Fairy Dust is like Love

That is it for now. I hope that you enjoy these pretty stamps as much as I do.


Lavinia stampFairy Dust is like Love. 

Don't forget to participate all month long with this new release.
Also, catch special sales or promotions going on at:

Thank you so much for stopping by,

Katya Bess

Monday, December 16, 2019

7 Kids Crafts: Christmas Pine Fairy

Hello Everyone!

Just sharing another card from Christmas Fairy Release by Sweet November Digital Stamps. i am using Christmas Pine Fairy again. I colored her up with Copic markers and and little bit of Polychromos for shading/molding the facial features. For the wings I used Spectrum Noir Sparkle brush pend and Uni-ball Signo Sparkling Gold. The background rubber stamp is from Purple Onion to add to the Recollections: Christmas NOEL Say Freeze paper. The sentiment is also from a Recollections: Christmas NOEL stamp set. I also added gold with the Uniball Signo Sparkling Gold.

There are in the four pretty little Christmas fairies that were released for you all to enjoy. You can find them here:

Christmas Pine Fairy
Christmas Holly Fairy
Christmas Mistletoe Fairy
Christmas Poinsettia Fairy
and if you missed this month's Freebie stamp you can still purchase it here: Jingle


Here's a little excerpt from the Sweet November team about Pine Fairy:

"Some say that Pine Fairy coined the term 'rustic elegance'. She is all about finding the beauty in natural elements when it comes time to decorate for the holidays. From pine cone wreaths bathed in the glow of bees wax candles to the classic Christmas tree decked out with nuts and winter berries, she knows that Christmas doesn't have to be bright and flashy to be beautiful."


I hope that you like the card and hope that you can play along for the month of December at the 
7 Kids Customers Create! Facebook page

You can also share all of your creations you've done from
items Kelly carries in her store. 
Thank you so much for stopping by. 


Katya Bess

Sunday, December 8, 2019

7 Kids Crafts: Compliments of the season

Hello Crafty Friends,

I am excited to share this card. I really enjoyed coloring this beautiful Christmas Mistletoe Fairy and wanted to create a special card with her. After racking my brain for a few days I decided I wanted to do a little mixed media. I don't do too much mixed media and it looked a little different in my mind than it came out but I actually really love results. I think it has been almost a year since I have done a little mixed media but the process is very relaxing. The process takes me longer, especially drying time but most things I complete by sections anyway so it wasn't too much of an issue. For the background I wanted a certain snowy scene from the Prima marketing paper but I also fussy cut a barn and added it to the scene, then I added falling snow with gesso.

To create this card I used: Christmas Misletoe Fairy by Sweet November StampsPrima Marketing paper pad called Christmas in the Country, Nuvo Crystal Drops: Metallic - Soft Mint for the mistletoe berries and Nuvo Glitter Drops: Holiday Cheer for the holly berries, Hello Bluebird: Holly and Pine DieElizabeth Craft Designs: Garden Notes - Heart Grapevine WreathC.C. Designs: Mistletoe ATS028 and a little white gesso for snow on the tips of the pine needles, pine cone, snow falling and on the wreath. Oh yea on last thing I added some Spectrum Noir: Clear Sparkle pen over the wings.

Here's a little excerpt from the Sweet November Digital Stamps team about Christmas Mistletoe Fairy : And last but not least we have Mistletoe Fairy. This sweet fairy knows that it doesn't matter how a home is decorated for the holidays because as long is it is filled with love and laughter it is the most beautiful place in the world to be no matter the time of year.





Here's a little close-up of the dies I used


I Hope you can see that I added Spectrum Noir: Sparkle pen to the wings
and white gesso for the snow falling. 

Don't forget to check out the other beautifully drawn digis for this month:
and if you missed this month's Freebie stamp you can still purchase it here: Jingle

I hope that you like the card and hope that you can play along for the month of December at the 
7 Kids Customers Create! Facebook page

You can also share all of your creations you've done from

items Kelly carries in her store. 
Thank you so much for stopping by. 
Katya Bess


Thursday, December 5, 2019

7 Kids Crafts: Snowy Christmas Blessings

Hello Everyone!

Welcome to the Christmas Fairy Release week by Sweet November Digital Stamps. I am excited to share the card I made today using:  Christmas Pine Fairy. I colored her up with Copic markers and and little bit of Polychromos for shading/molding the facial features. For the wings I used Spectrum Noir Sparkle brush pend and Uni-ball Signo Sparkling Gold. The die set is by Hello Bluebird and it's Snowy Sky Scene die. I used Distress Oxides for the background.


There are in the four pretty little Christmas fairies that were released for you all to enjoy. You can find them here:

Christmas Pine Fairy
Christmas Holly Fairy
Christmas Mistletoe Fairy
Christmas Poinsettia Fairy
and if you missed this month's Freebie stamp you can still purchase it here: Jingle


Here's a little excerpt from the Sweet November team about Pine Fairy:

"Some say that Pine Fairy coined the term 'rustic elegance'. She is all about finding the beauty in natural elements when it comes time to decorate for the holidays. From pine cone wreaths bathed in the glow of bees wax candles to the classic Christmas tree decked out with nuts and winter berries, she knows that Christmas doesn't have to be bright and flashy to be beautiful."


She does look very elegant and reminded me of those High School Senior portraits we take
for the yearbook. heehee
So I enlarged her and cropped her so I can give her more details on the face. 

Here I had to tilt the card and changed the lighting again so you can see her 
shimmery wings and embossed stamp from 
Our Daily Bread Designs. 

I hope that you like the card and hope that you can play along for the month of December at the 
7 Kids Customers Create! Facebook page

You can also share all of your creations you've done from
items Kelly carries in her store. 
Thank you so much for stopping by. 
Katya Bess