Saturday, May 2

A card and MY NEWS... (a long post)

OK third post in one day (((shock))) so please scroll down for my dt cards for BG and CCSR. I failed to mention just how behind I have got this week there's so many birthdays this time of year, this card I was meant to post on Thursday, I did in fact make it last Sunday... I know a week later I hope I'm just in time to post it for the two challenges... yes I've used the fab sketch from CPS and Jo picked my favourite colours on the Colour create blog...

My brief was for a male card that's retro and not too much on it but with the name and age (?) so here's the result... I have die cut the dog tag from yummy grunge board and passed it through a sizzix embossing folder. I love the effect, I have simply blended over with some distress inks. The name and age have been die cut raised on foam and the top letters I have gone over with a little glossy accents. Click images to enlarge.

Paper: WRMK -
Nonsense Pad Of Papers & Embellishments, grunge board, DCWV - textured,
Ink: distress inks,
Die's: Sizzix - Dog Tags, alphabet - graffiti, corner punch,
Other: Sizzix - embossing folder, Glossy accents, grommet, Big Bite, glue dots, 3Dimensional foam,

So on to my news.... I think I should have done another post for this but will add more info tomorrow... Some of you may know that I have designed some stamp images for Amy of Pink Papery Studios

So when I tried my link from my blog the other day what did I find... They're all GONE she has just erased me from the site, she has also deleted the Pink Papery studio group in the craft planet forum. I have a trusting, gentle nature and feel really heart broken and very used... I wouldn't mind if she could not commit to making the stamps but I have had NO communications from her in fact so so many emails I have sent have never been replied to and quite a lot have been returned because yes she changed her email address with out telling me took me ages to sift through different sites and find a contact. So what did I get for all the hours it took me to create images on her terms, sometimes drawing through the night to stop only to feed Maoleidigh? Nothing!!! not a penny or even an email to mention she is not selling stamps anymore.

Don't worry it hasn't deterred me... I intend to start out on my own and follow suit where many have created digital stamps and then all I will need is to find a stamp manufacturer of my own!!! So seeing as the artist has the right to the images this one is for all of you, on me... enjoy, save it and print it out as much as you like but please don't pass it off as you own and If you do use it I would love to see what you have created.

This one is called a night in, Click on the image to download, the watermarking won't be on yours. Wow if you've read this far thank you so much, and hope you have a wonderful May weekend, thank you for all your birthday wishes, I've had a blast this week we went to see this band Slainte last night (fantastic) and the most beautiful cards coming through my letter box brought a tear to my eye, thank you girls!!! HuGs Kim x


Macpurp said...

the card is just stunning !
i love the colours you have used!

As for the stamp you have designed I LOVE IT! Good luck with your venture!
I am sorry you have been treated in such a way. I have had some one I though was a friend just disappear and it was not nice .....

love tina x

Dawn said...

Hiya Kim

Wow this is just stunning!
Love all the elements you have added - Gorgeous card!


Julie said...

Male cards are so often difficult to do and yours is great. And good for you with your determination to find some way to get your designs out there. I think you've got the right spirit and that goes a long way. I wish you all the best.

Sharon said...

Sensational card Kim. Fabulous design.
So sorry to hear the news about your stamps - but good on you! Your image rocks! Here's wishing lots of success with your digi stamps; I'm sure it will lead to some serious offers.
Thanks for joining the Colour Create Challenge.
Sharon xx

Chris said...

Wow...what a shock and disappointment. Your sketch is AMAZING!! I wish you lots of luck as you proceed, and enounters with only responsible/trustworthy folks.

Sue said...

Hi Kim, fab card, sorry to hear about your images being taken, but as Julie says, you have the right attitude, your image is fab and I think you will soon have your own little business, maybe this spurred you on!! you never know. Good Luck in your venture, Sue xx

Pearl said...

oh Kim ! what a way to go with that first venture into making stamp images ! but trying out the digistamps route now is the rage ! so go , you ! wishing you the very best there & every success ! Alas to get to the rainbow , we have to put up with the rain !

You really do masculine cards so well ! & putting your Sizzix to very good use too !

Joana said...

Kim what a beautiful card
you deserve a ((Hug )))) , sorry to hear about the trouble you had, I love your image in fact i used your valentines girl today ( I made a card fro my niece Birthday,I Will post it later and link you on it ) wishing good luck in your new venture ( I love digit stamps and rubber stamping)

Judy's Crafty Moments said...

Hiya! I just love your cards1 This is my first visit to your blog and I love it all!! This male card is wonderful and I love the embossed tag. I'm so sorry to hear about the lady who has let you down. You assume in the crafting world we can trust one another. It is a disappointment to learn that people are not what they seem to be. I want to congratulate you ona wonderful card on CS. My fav article ever!! So much so I have ordered the Faber castell pens from Amazon. I really fancy a go as doing this technique! You ROCK!!
Judy xx

Anonymous said...

Kim Your card is gorgeous as they always are..I love all the attention to detail you put in..They are `beautiful`..TFS

As for those few ignorant people ...totally disgusting..I feel sorry that you have been let down Kim:(
There are many more geniune ones for sure....
completely aggree iwth Pearl sometimes..

Alas to get to the rainbow , we have to put up with the rain !
Sending lots of love and the very best of wishes for your Future Venture Kim...
lotsa loves..
Hope your having a graet BH Weekend:)♥

Martine said...

ooo this is a scrummy card, male cards are always difficult but you make them look sooo easy, gorgeous :)

so sorry for the way you have been treated hun, there was no need for it, she could have at least emailed you, how hard is that, unfortuatly some people just have no sense of decency :(, its a real shame too becuase your image is gorgeous, i have downloaded it and cant wait to use it, it was so kind of you to give this away, so thankyou hun, and i really hope you can get your images turned into stamps, i really think they would sell well :),



Jo (Boots the Monkey) said...

Oh my darlin Kim, what can I say ? How terrible for her to treat you this way. To be honest, she doesn't know what she is missing as you are super, super talented and one of the kindest, warmest person to know. Hold your head high and if it were me, I would send her a copy of Craft Stamper Mag with your double page spread !! She doesn't deserve to have you.

I adore this card, it is so different and that lettering is amazing. Thank you for joining in the Colour Create challenge - lovely to see you.

I am soooo sorry I forgot your birthday, I am on my knees grovelling ! I will make it up to you.

Have a great weekend and keep smilin hunni 'cause I loves ya !!!


Jo x

Dawn said...

Kim just read your post below - un-beli-eva-ble - You are better off without her and I'm sure you will be successful in whatever you do next Kim - you are super talented...


Anonymous said...

I love your CPS card, Kim, you've used so much detail, great work!
I'm sorry to read about you being stuffed around like that, especially after all your hard work! It's their loss, and with talent like yours you know it won't be wasted :). Take comfort from your other achievements and mark them in some way (I was given this advice the other day, so now I'm going to do something to validate when I get published, etc.). Keep up your lovely work, Anthea xo.

Kim Dellow said...

Beautiful Kim, I love this card, it is perfect. Kim

Kim Dellow said...

Me again, just scrolled down to you other post! Wow! How strange! To pull out with no communication is not good. But I'm sure you will find another way to go, your stuff is amazing :) Kim

June Houck said...

Your card is super fantastic! I love how you did the "Fergie's foray"...really stunning.

I am so sorry to hear what happened to you. Perhaps it is the impetus you needed to go off on your own. I will be cheering you on!

scrapnnMO said...

Gorgeous card Kim!

I'm speechless over what that lady did. OMG I would so be pissed. It show the unprofessionalism of her character.

Good luck with your new adventure! I'll be rooting for you hun and you know it! You go girl take that bull by the horns and go!
HUGS, Dawn

Kath said...

beautiful card kim and I am so sorry for the shabby way you were treated...unfortunately there are people out there who use others with no consideration.....put this nasty episode behind you and go it alone.....wishing you all the luck in the world.....Big Hugs Kath xxxx

Steph said...

Wow what a fab image! Thanks so much for sharing. You're obviously really talented so I'm sure you'll get your chance. As for the way you've been treated, what does around comes around is what I say!!

shell said...

hiya kim i found your blog through do crafts, i cant belive how you've been treated. The image you have shared is fab i have downloaded it and made a card already using it, keep at what your doing i'm certain you willl be sucessful.
shell x

Kelly Schelske said...

Oh Kim, I am so sorry you have been so terribly mistreated, my gosh. Please don't let this discourage you though because you are far to talented for that to happen!!

Hugs, Kelly

Fab card too!!

simplyfairies said...

another fantastic creation Kim,...

Oh my word what a rotten person!! Your cards are gorgeous and to be able to draw your own designs , wow!! Do keep it going...

Sammi said...

Kim this is gorgeous!
I am so sorry to hear about how you were stuffed around! That's dreadful!! I can't believe it!! How horrid *hugs*
I bought that image from her too! I wish I could give her my 2c worth as well! more than that actually!!
However I think your drawings are WONDERFUL! You should definitely sell them yourself!
AND... SORRY I Missed your birthday!

Katy said...

Bought Craft Stamper and spotted you in it honey love the creations you have made :) Sorry to hear about problems wihth Pink Papery Studios its not on is it when you work so hard for these people. I have downloaded your fabby image :)


Chris said...

Oh Sweetie, I'm so sorry to read this post and about the way you've been treated, it's disgusting behaviour. You're so talented and I know you can make a go of digi or getting your images made into stamps by someone else. You've such a sweet nature and it's horrible that you've been taken advantage of like this, big, big hugs to you darling. Chris xx

Regina said...

gorgeous! love the stamp. Good luck with your venture. I am so sorry to hear you were treated that an email too much to ask for???

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