Tuesday, November 12, 2019

7 Kids Crafts: Bundled Buddies

Hello Crafty Friends

Happy Veterans Day! Today!

I wanted to share a card using this cute clear stamp set called Bundled Buddies by Penny Black. Many of the Penny Black are so cute but I especially love working with the images drawn by Mo Manning. This stamp can be used as a Christmas card but also as a Autumn/Fall or a Winter card.
Time I put this bundle cutie in an autumn colors setting using the Hello Bluebird - Winter Woods Overlay die and I copic colored in some lines to make them look like birch trees. The leaves are left over from my previous project and that die is also from Hello Bluebird - Oak Tree Scene Die which I colored with ColorCraft Brusho powder pigments.

I really enjoyed creating this autumn scene and I hope that you get a chance to grab these from the 7 Kids Crafts store and have some play time as well.



I created this card using the stamp I colored for 
Day#12 of The Daily Marker 30 Day coloring challenge. 
I colored this cutie up with Copic markers.

The background was created with Distress Oxides
and the front overlay I colored with Copic markers.

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Monday, November 11, 2019

Thank You FOR EVERYTHING

Hello Crafty Friends,

I hope you're having a lovely day.  I had a lovely early morning working on the coloring for the background of this little scene using ColourCraft Brusho pigment powders. For the tree and leaves the main color I used is: Gamboge, then a little bit of Leaf Green and a tiny bit of Scarlet. I really love the effects that the Brusho creates and I purchased them for foliage and backgrounds in mind. Next, although not in the 7 Kids Craft Store, Kelly the owner carries a lot of Hello Bluebird items, especially the newer releases. The die set is called Oak Tree Scene Die and the stamp set I used is called Fall Friends.


I used Copic markes to color the critters and the pumpkins. 
For the sentiment I used a gold tinsel embossing powder 
from Recollections that I found at Michael's. 

Here's a little bit of how it looked when I finished coloring in the tree
and adding Brusho to the leaves. To color the grass and the tree trunk
I used Spectrum Noir marker because they are a bit juicier.

Thank you so much for stopping by.

Katya Bess

Saturday, November 2, 2019

7 Kids Crafts: Special Delivery

Hello Crafty Friends,

I hope you're having a wonderful Saturday and enjoying the new Sweet November Stamps release over at 7 Kids Crafts. There are several new stamps for the month of November. Today is the last day for the special bundle: Very Merrwee Christmas Bundle or you can by them singularly

Here are all of the new stamps:
Santa Bundle
Dancer and Dasher Bundle
Mrs. Claus Bundle
Ming Ming Bundle
Gingerbread House
Noe Bundle


I used Ming Ming Bundle and Noe Bundle. Here's a little excerpt about them: The Noe elf bundle includes the cheeriest little girl elf along with a festive gift bag and the handmade Christmas card that she has made for someone special. The Ming Ming elf bundle includes this happy little boy elf and two wrapped gifts that he is excited to add to Santa's sleigh.

As I was setting them up I knew I wanted them to carry a great big present that was ready to be put into Santa's big sleigh... I wonder who has a huge order of crafty goodies in that pretty present. 



Here is a close-up of: Noe Bundle
I added little eyelashes to make Noe into a girl elf LOL guess 
I wasn't paying attention to the names when I colored them up. 

and here's a close-up of: Ming Ming Bundle


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Tuesday, October 29, 2019

7 Kids Crafts: Gingy have a holly jolly Christmas

Hello Crafty Friends!

Last week over at 7 Kids Crafts there was a vault release with sweet Gingy. There were 5 images in total.

For today's card I used Gingy with Popcorn by Sweet November Stamps. I colored him up with Polychromos pencils and I used both a soft and burnishing techniques depending on the area I was coloring. I used an older Hello Bluebird sentiment from the Typed Christmas sentiment set. I stamped the sentiment with VersaFine Clair: Nocturne.

I loved coloring and giving little Gingy a background setting for his little popcorn and holly berry garland. I started with some big pine tree needles to emphasize on Gingy's small stature. Then I sort of filled in the background with a big Christmas tree skirt. Then added a dark wood floor, white baseboard and a creamy yellow wall. To add some shine to the frosting and holly berries, I added glossy accents and let dry overnight before cropping down with the rectangle die by My Creative Time.


I hope you get a chance to play with theses cute little Gingys if you grabbed them

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Sunday, October 20, 2019

7 Kids Crafts: Gingy You're So Sweet

Hello Crafty Friends,

Welcome the vault week release. Usually the vault images are only available for one week. The Sweet November crew decided to bring back several Gingy digis for you to enjoy. The bundle deal is available for 2 days and today is the last day to get that special price.

Here is the bundle deal: Vault Gindy Bundle Deal there are 5 images in the set, you can buy the bundle deal or  you can buy them singularly.

Gingy with Gum Drops
Gingy with Candy Canes
Gingy with Popcorn
Gingy with Icing bag
Gingy with Rolling Pin

I used Gingy with Gum Drops  and here is a little exerpt about about him by Amy Young:

"While Santa is in the workshop overseeing toy production for the upcoming holiday season, Mrs. Claus is busy baking up all sorts of sweet treats in the kitchen. And she's not alone, she's got help from Gingy, the sweet little gingerbread man brought to life by Christmas magic. Gingy has been sorting the biggest and best of the gumdrops for the special gingerbread house that he and Mrs. Claus have been putting together."



To color him up I used Polychromos pencils + 1 Prismacolor. The background I used Distress Oxides and Colorbox Frost White to create the snow. 


I hope that you like my card and are able to snag that Vault Gindy Bundle Deal by tonight. 




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Saturday, October 12, 2019

7 Kids Crafts: Monsters Only

Hello Crafty Friends,

I had used this stamp on my previous post here: Dreaming of a White Christmas and I got so many questions about the coloring that I decided to do a facebook live with it even though I don't think I'm an expert at color pencils at all. You can check out the live here if you have time: Katya's Facebook Live at 7 Kids Customer's Create using Beaming elf. Kelly has ordered more of this cute elf from Penny Black and you'll be able to color him up too when it's restocked. During my live coloring I had a crafty friend, Sheila Fisher said she was planning to use him with Halloween colors. I thought this little elf colored in Halloween colors was a brilliant idea and after the live I had to ask her if it was okay to use that idea and she said yes. Yay! The first thing I thought was to color him up in green skin to make him into a little cute goblin and give him candy corn colored stripes. haha

The colors are listed below.

The Doodlebug papers are still in the shop and you can find them here:
Doodlebug Designs- 6x6 pad Candy Carnival

The banner and the sentiment which are all part of a 90 piece die cut set are available here:
Doodlebug Designs - Chit Chat Die Cuts - Candy Carnival
(note: I did trim the white from the banners/pennant.)


Beaming - Penny Black


Polychromos used:
Permanent Green, Deep Cobalt Green, Cadmium Yellow, White, Walnut Brown,
Cold Grey III, Rose Carmine, Burnt Ochre, Black,
Orange Glaze, Light Cadmium Red, Purple Violet, Mauve

Memento Dual Marker: Tuxedo Black

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Monday, October 7, 2019

7 Kids Crafts: I'm Dreaming of a Bright Christmas

Hello Crafty Friends,


I wanted to share this cute little elf called Beaming, (back in stock) by Penny Black. There are still more cute Christmas Penny Black clear stamps available at 7 Kids Crafts store. I colored image with color pencils. I wanted to keep the card clean and simple so I didn't add much to the background. I also wanted to light up the Christmas lights by plugging them into an outlet so I drew it in just for fun.

I did a live tutorial on how I colored up this image... 
well it was a second card but same technique and same colors were applied. 
Facebook live coloring elf Beaming from Penny Black
to view the video you must be a member of the 7 Kids Crafts Customer's Create facebook group.


I had so much fun coloring up this cutie. 

Color pencils used:
Polychromos and a few Prismacolor)
Deep Cobalt, Permanent Green, Walnut Brown, Burnt Ochre,
(Prismacolor: Eggshell), Sienna Brown, White), 
Rose Carmine, Alizarin Crimson, Dark Red, Cold Grey III, 
Cadmium Yellow, Light  Phthalo Blue, Black


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Saturday, October 5, 2019

7 Kids Crafts: Love Potion

Hello Everyone!

Happy World Cardmaking Day!

There is a new release this month by Sweet November Stamps at 7 Kids Crafts store.

Wraith Willamina Set
Saoirse The Seer Set
Vampress Mircea Set

The potions are from the Saoirse The Seer Set  here's a little excerpt about it:
Saoirse the Seer may appear to be a wandering gypsy, traveling the countryside in her colorful wagon. But think twice before asking her for an innocent palm reading or a look at your tarot cards because Saoirse's skills are far beyond such trivial fancies. With a magic hand she deftly brews potions that can bend a person's will or alter them in unimaginable ways. And when she gazes into her crystal ball she can see things you may not be ready to know.

For my card I wanted to focus on the just the potions from the Saoirse The Seer Set. I used a window with a ledge from The Brownie Hole Accessories and the spider web is from Bundle Agatha, Ariadne and her Spiderweb to show that some of these potions have been untouched for a long time.

The stone background I just drew in myself as well as the background behind the glass window. I wanted the scene to be a day scene so  you can see the transparency of the glass bottles and potions. Oh yea, I also put the transparency around 40 percent so you can see through the potion bottles as well. I found the potion sentiment online and I liked it because it felt like some kind of twisted romance going on with the person that's "in love." I colored the entire image with Copic markers
and when I was done I used glossy accents to emphasize on the the glass potion bottles.






It had to take photos from at a slight angle because it was hard to see the pretty spiderweb that I went over with Sakura gellyroll Clearstar and 
also the gloss effect from the Glossy Accents on the potion bottles. 

I used all of these Copic markers
I know seems like a lot to most people.


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Sunday, September 29, 2019

7 Kids Crafts: Spread a Little Holiday Cheer

Hello Everyone!


I hope you all are having a great day. For this card I mixed some digi, clear and rubber stamps. First I printed Emaline's gift (Sweet November vault digi stamp) on Kraft Cardstock because I find it easy to color with my Polychromos pencils.  I also printed another one of her the same size on basic printer paper so I can create a mask.

After fussy cutting that mask I used some daubers to color in the background with Distress Oxides and the snow at the ground was with ColorBox Frost White. You can probably hit that with the heat gun but because of my erratic schedules I just set it aside and worked on it the very next day. All of the inks were completely dry, and I felt it needed a little more of something.

I realized that I had purchased this Snowy Afternoon Flakes stamp by Studio Light from the 7 Kids Crafts. I was afraid that I wouldn't get a good impression but the impression was pretty good. I stamped it with  StazOn Pigment Snowflake. I did mess up on my card though. LOL I'll show you my practice paper so you can see how good it stamped on the very first try and then I'll explain what I did wrong on my final card. Hopefully you won't make the same mistake as me or if you do how you can disguise the little accident. (My kids say "Happy little Oops" that they learned from their art teacher or maybe it's a "Happy Little Accident" as Bob Ross would say. haha 




Yes, I keep pieces of scratch cardstock and reuse them because I don't like to waste my  paper...
Can you see? That was just one stamp and I didn't have to condition the stamp at all. The paper was nice and flat but on my card I had a slight shift on the snowflakes because my paper was slightly curved and I should have used a washi tape to hold it down. The stamp is large and covers about
5.5 x5.5 so I couldn't use a magnet on the top of the card. So my suggestion is to use washi tape
but as I mentioned before I failed to do that part. 


Here you can see that I was trying to hold it down as I was trying to put the stamp press on it
and it's where I should have used the washi tape instead. 
I didn't mention that I did cut a piece of paper
to a rounded shape so I can cover the face. I know snow goes everywhere but because I put so much emphasis on her little facial features I didn't want to cover them up with snowflakes. 

To try to fix my error I tried to use a Sakura Gellyroll Clear star to hide some of the flaws in the snowflakes that I messed up on. It's not too noticeable now. The sentiment stamp is from The Greeting Farm, and the cursive writing I wrote myself because I felt there was too much negative space. 


Anyway, that was too much rambling on my behalf. I hope you learned something and I hope you like the card even though there are human errors on it. LOL  

Thank you so much for stopping by, in a couple of days Sweet November Stamps will have a brand new release. All I can say is that is Halloween-ish. heehee

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Thank you,

Katya Bess 



Wednesday, September 25, 2019

7 Kids Crafts: Happy Birthday

Hello Everyone!

Just wanted to share my latest birthday card. I haven't made too many 6x6 cards this year but I wanted to add lots of birthday balloons to make the card look more festive. (the balloon dies are from a CC Designs that I purchased a long time ago and name is not on the insert) The Happy Birthday die and the stamp are both from The Greeting Farm. You can find the clear stamps from the Miss Anya Samoyed set here. The birthday die cut I used is Happy Birthday and I loved it because it was smooth cut without me having to trim off edges or fussy around with it and it's also on a good deal. The fun papers are from Doodlebug 6x6 pads: Fairy Tales and the other one is called dot-grid-daisy-strope rainbow petite prints


I colored the image with copic markers and stamped
the dress and bow on one of the Doodlebug 6x6 papers: Fairy Tales pad
because I thought it was a cute and festive for a party or birthday dress. 

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