Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Tiddly Inks Pocket Letters!!!

Pocket Letters!!!

Yeah, i got more pocket letters to show you all. I have such fun decorating these little pockets. However i need some design skills bad. I also need more things to decorate with..
Shopping here i come..a perfect excuse RIGHT??

I coloured a couple Tiddly Ink images for these ones. Perfect images for a cute hello!
I couldn't resist colouring these up to be the focal point of my pocket letter.
Let's have a look...
p.s. sorry for the horrendous pictures but i've learned that having them in the plastic wrecks havoc with the camera's skills..ha ha

And another!!

I coloured the images with promarkers and just used die cuts, designer paper, a few embellishments like buttons, flowers and charms to create these 9 pockets. I included the backside of these to show you what items i put inside and of course i tried to match all my colours..it's a sickness i know. The only thing that had to be added to the bottom one is my tea..It has been done and is mailed out. I sure hope the recipient enjoys all the extra surprises i added. Do you think this would be nice to receive, Do you have any ideas what would be great to add to another pocket letter??? 
If you would like to join in on all the fun you can join FREE here: 
And if you would like to swap with me you can find me under kimbob at the link above.

Challenges i would like to enter are: 

Thanks for dropping by...take care!!

Sunday, April 5, 2015



A wonderful thing...Have you all seen this concept yet. It was created by Jenette Lane.
Here is her description of what a pocket letter is:

It's a penpal letter in pocket format. Basically, you fill all the pockets of a 9 Pocket Trading Card Protector and send the whole page to someone who wants to swap with you. This can be a one-time exchange or you can keep exchanging Pocket Letters indefinitely. You fill the pockets with anything you like (stickers, tea bags, a note, washi tape samples, pictures, etc.) A short note or letter is included and tucked into one of the pockets. Then the Pocket Letter is folded up and sent in a standard 10 size envelope. It's the perfect way to send and collect letters from other Pocket Letter Pals (ie people who are sending mail in this format) around the world and a convenient way to store them. They fit perfectly in a binder! 

Isn't THAT amazingly fun!!!
I just had to start, i have so many ideas of what i want to send. However the process of creating 9 different pockets did take me some time and i hope over time i can become better at it and it won't be so daunting. 
I just had to add at least one coloured image from The Doodle Garden and that set the tone for colours i wanted to use and the vibe of my pocket letter. The sun is shining and i'm so ready for this winter to end that my theme has me thinking of beach, heat, summer..bring it on!!
Let's have a look

So i coloured this sweetie with promarkers and just went to town using all matching paper from one paper pack. Now i know what to do with all those 6x6 paper pads that have a array of patterns that i'm afraid of. All my white tags now have been marked with what i added to to back side for the recipient to use on her crafting projects..Just to give you an idea i added some washi tape, candy, tea, die cuts..that sort of thing. The BEST part of a swap like this is everyone is on the same playing field. We are all limited to what you can fit into the pocket. When i do a normal card swap i'm always hoping i meet the expectations of the extras that i send along. I would hate for someone to shower me with gifts and i don't give back as much as i receive. So this way we are all together for what we can fit inside. And to top it off it fits into a standard envelope and depending on how elaborate you decorate you can keep the postage reasonable. I hope you like and you can join for FREE to start your own swapping. I go by the name kimbob if you want to look me up and swap. Here is the link: 


Thursday, March 26, 2015

Bring on the Sunshine!!!

Bring on the Sunshine!!

Well i just had to purchase this stunning image from Krista Smith of Saturated Canary. And of course i just had to try Ombre again, i think i was a little more successful this time around. On top of having a relaxing evening colouring Krista has set up a colouring competition and the winner will get a stamp made from his or her idea..how cool is THAT!! Well lets have a look!

Well i've coloured this one with promarkers for the most part except for the hair, i used my copics for that. I did add some wink of stella to the towel, earrings and eyes just to add some shimmer. And added a few brads to bring some interest to my card. As you can see it was a very simple design. I tried for over an hour to add embellishments to wow my card but of course my comfort zone is all in the minimal and clean. I just love how this style makes the image pop and after spending so much time colouring why wouldn't you want that image to be front and center. That's my story and i'm sticking to it..ha ha Thanks so much for dropping by and will see you all real soon.

Colouring Challenge!

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

And Baby makes THREE!!

 And Baby Makes Three!!
 Hi everybody!!! Hope your day is filled with sunshine and crafting of
 course. I have another Make It Crafty image to show you today. I just
 love this collection of baby images. Mom and Dad expecting and
even a few humorous ones with the new baby.
Let's have a look!
 I did colour this one with my promarkers but did the girls hair with copics. Again a very simple design, with a hint of bling and one heaven sent embellishment.
I hope you go have a look at this collection at Make It Crafty i'm sure you won't be able to resist these fabulous images. I have a few others on my wish list.
Thanks for dropping by and i'll be entering this card in the Make It Crafty DT call.
Wish me luck!!

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Game On Boys!

Hey gang i'm glad you dropped in to see this fabulous image from Make It Crafty
If your a youtube subscriber you may have seen me colour this image. I'm just getting around to posting my card here for you all to see. As you know I love the images from Make it Crafty and I always have a long wish list for when I gather enough pennies to add more to my collection.
 I coloured this one up with my promarkers and added very little embellishments. I always keep it simple! As well as you can see I did use a die cut circle and have the feet hanging out..super fun and easy to do. If you would like to see the real time video of me colouring here is the link..
Thank you so much for dropping by and have a fabulous crafty day!!

Monday, March 23, 2015

Kennykstamp RELEASE!!

Kennykstamp Release
Hey everyone, I'm glad you stopped by. I have a couple images I want to show you today. They are the brand new Clear Stamp Release from Kennyk.
They are awesome to work with and super easy and fun to colour.
I even managed to do two videos showcasing these stamps.
You can view all the new release stamps HERE!
Let's have a look!!
I coloured this one with promarkers and the pinks are copics. Super simple card design, as always. You can find the colouring tutorial here:
And for my second card I used a little paper piecing for this one.
Let's have a look!

This one is coloured with promarkers and add a little shading to the hat and shorts which I paper pieced. Super fun image, love the shoes..Don't you? I ended up adding a couple stamps to the outskirts of the image, as I ended up with a couple specks of black ink that I wanted to cover. How it got there is beyond me..ha ha  Again another simple card design. You can find this colouring/paper piecing tutorial here:

Many thanks for dropping by and make sure you have a look at all kennykstamps to find a fabulous image for yourself to create with. As well you can check out their digital stamps at kennykdownloads for many other awesome images. Take care all and see you all again soon.

Monday, March 9, 2015

A little Dragon Fun!!

Dragon Fun!!
Hey all, I'm sharing with you today a little dragon fun from Tiddly Ink Stamps.
I just had to get this image when they had a sale, so darn cute.
Let's have a look

As usual I coloured this one with my promarkers. I'm not too happy with how the hair turned out this time but it is what it is..ha ha. I will have a colouring tutorial up on my youtube channel by the end of the week if you would like to take a peek. I had fun colouring this one. For this card design I added a little bling, die cuts and of course a fairy button from 36 shades of flair. A little washi tape and glittered up her outfit with wink of stella. Hard to see with my pictures but it's there.
Thanks so much for dropping by. I will be entering a challenge
Kit and Clowder Facebook Page fantasy..super fun