Thursday, July 30

Inspirational Card Sketch #27 - Sisters

Phew I have been so so busy the last week, I've completed eleven projects with instructions and a few step by step instructions but can only show you this one for now...
Here's my late DT card this week for Inspirational Card Sketches....
Seeing as it was my little sisters birthday on Sunday... this weeks sponsors were very fitting and I just LOVE this sentiment it's so typically us and these two adorable characters are fabulous!!! I have tried to colour them as close to me and Zita as we were as children and she loved it!

Dawn has designed a fantastic sketch for us and our lovely sponsor for this week is Digiments. Michelle from Digiments is offering... (2) $20 gift certificates to Digiments. So hope you get the chance to enter.
Thought I should explain my take on the sketch... Because I really wanted the tree on my card I have turned the sketch 90 to the left. The square in the top corner I have brought forward to allow for the fabulous sentiment. The scallop I have replaced with the super cute grass (with glittered ladybirds) and finished off with a little ric rac ribbon. And me and Zita sitting on some flowery grass, it just doesn't get better...
HAPPY BIRTHDAY SWEETIE (((HUGS)))


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Supplies: Patterned Paper: MME: Bloom and Grow; DCWV: glitter; PM: Textured card; Stamps: C.C Designs:
Heidi(Zita) & Gretel(me); Sentiment: Digiments; Ink: Memento: Black; colourbox; copics; spica; Sakura: stardust; Die's: Sizzix: tree; Nestabilities: rectangles; Other: AC: ricrac; Adhesive gems; 3D foam;

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you get the chance to have a go at this weeks sketch, HuGs Kim

Have you Heard?...

Yippeeee we are back! It's a Beautiful Thing



Woo Hoo BasicGrey Challenges is now officially open!!! The relaunch will showcase quite a few changes and the wonderful Martine has given us the most gorgeous and fun facelift. You must go on over and have a look !

For a start we will now be going fortnightly instead of weekly to ease the pressure on us all and give you guys plenty of chance to wow us with your fantastic creations! You will also now be able to combine your creations with other challenges and each month we will be giving away a fantastic prize offered by our super sponsor Simon Says Stamp! For further details go to the "how to play" page on our new look blog.

Now for the REALLY exciting part (as if you haven't had enough already) Now i know that you have missed us and the feeling is mutual... we have missed you and the challenges so so much and we are very excited to be back!!!
So... as a thank you and as an official launch to the new BasicGrey Challenges blog, we have some yummo candy to give away, check out this fabulous prize bundle we have to give away...


This blog candy will end on Friday the 21st of August at 10.00pm UK time, and the winner will be announced the following day when the BasicGrey Challenge is posted. So head on over and find out how YOU could win this bundle of gorgeous stash...
Good Luck, HuGs Kim Thank You

Saturday, July 25

The Teacher bookmarks...

Thought I would upload the teacher bookmarks for you to see, these were made to coordinate with the teacher cards from earlier.

These are so fun to make although I believe I have stamped the teacher image at least 12 times for these plus stamping for the cards... The bookmark is very similar to what I made for the craft stamper magazine (click on cover to be taken to the issue.) I have adjusted the sizes.

For these I used the same stamp set (kindly donated by the wonderful Janice and Andy at
Sir Stampalot). I made the envelopes from the library pocket sizzix die and sized the bookmark to fit in snugly.



Supplies: Patterned Paper: October afternoon: DETOURS Collection (detours1); PM: textured card; Stamps: Hanna Stamps: School Teacher; Ink: Memento: stazon: Black; colourbox; copics; Die's: Nestabilities: rectangles; ovals; Sizzix: library pocket; Other: Shrink plastic: clear; grosgrain ribbon; double sided adhesive sheet;

Thanks you for popping by, hope you have a wonderful weekend and the rain stays off LOL!
Big Hug Kim x



Tuesday, July 21

ICSketches # 26

Wow can't believe it's Tuesday already!!! Here's my DT card this week for Inspirational Card Sketches....


Dawn has designed a fantastic sketch for us this week and our sponsor is Bunny Zoe's Crafts, owner Nikki is giving away a fantastic prize to one lucky winner using ICSketches #26!!! A set of 7 Christmas Charms and Ollyfant Winter Skates Clear Stamp Set, what a yummy prize!!!
Well I totally enjoyed making this card, the papers just blew me away and sort of took over LOL. See the polka dot paper? I used to have a summer dress in that very pattern it was my favourite!!!
It's impossible to see in the big picture all the sparkle on the pretty girls dress and ribbons. So hope I've captured it in the close up click on the pictures to enlarge. I'm very naughty as this is the first time I've got round to using this stamp tut tut, I will need to curb my buying and use what I have I think!!! (yeah right!!!)




Supplies: Patterned Paper: BG: June bug; MM: Natural card; Stamps: Sugar Nellie: Chic-a-dee; HOTP: stitches; PTI: sentiment; Ink: Memento: Black; colourbox; copics; Sakura: Stardust; Die's: Nestabilities: rectangles; Fiskars: Apron Lace; BG: button; fibres; Prima: Flowers; Other: Pearl brads; Adhesive gems; pearls; tracer; 3D foam;

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you get the chance to have a go at this weeks sketch, HuGs Kim Roll

Saturday, July 18

Schools Out - Thanks Teach!!!

I have been so so busy lately, I completed twelve cards for my DT with MHC (Can't show them yet) I've a couple of projects to finish for Craft Stamper Magazine and yesterday was Dillon's last day of school and so I needed to make a few thank yous... WOO HOO here comes the summer holidays
WooHoo (once it stops raining of course!!!)
Now I also wanted to shout out to the wonderful Janice and Andy at Sir Stampalot who donated the fantastic Hanna stamps for my Craft Stamper feature, thank you I've had great fun creating lots with my set Thank You and you'll find the other crafty items at their store too....
I've used the Hanna teacher set throughout the next collection of cards...

CPS #124


Supplies: Patterned Paper: October afternoon: DETOURS Collection (detours1); PM: textured card; kraft; Stamps: Hanna Stamps: School Teacher; Ink: Memento: Black; colourbox; copics; Die's: Nestabilities: squares; Other: 3D foam;
2sketches4you - Laura's Sketch 30
Supplies: Patterned Paper: October afternoon: DETOURS Collection (detours1); PM: textured card; Stamps: Hanna Stamps: School Teacher; Swirl; Ink: Memento: Black; colourbox; copics; Die's: Nestabilities: circles; Sizzix: alphabet; Fiskars: Apron Lace; Hero Arts: vintage collage Flowers; Other: BG: button; lace; 3D foam; edge distresser; hole punch;
Mojo Monday - week 95

Supplies: Patterned Paper: October afternoon: DETOURS Collection (detours1); PM: textured card; Stamps: Hanna Stamps: School Teacher; Ink: Memento: Black; colourbox; copics; Die's: Nestabilities: rectangles; circles; Sizzix: bookplate; Fiskars: Apron Lace; Other: BG: brads; grosgrain ribbon; 3D foam;


I will have another post later with the bookmarks I made to coordinate with the cards, click on images to enlarge and if you want any more deets just ask Thinking

Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your weekend, Big HuGs Kim X

Tuesday, July 14

ICSketches #25 - Happily Ever After

Hello! It's Tuesday and here's my DT card this week for Inspirational Card Sketches....






The wonderful Dawn has designed a fantastic sketch for you this week. I needed a wedding card and went for these gorgeous elegant daisyd's papers, such rich colours and I love the fabric patterns.
I ripped the circle for the background shape and used my tracer to give some faux stitches, I then sanded the paper edges to soften. Using the same paper I have stamped the pretty bells, cut out and used my copics to add shadow and highlights.
The cake topper couple I have coloured with my copic markers, to coordinate with the background papers. It's very difficult to photograph but I have used a water brush and stardust pen all over the dress and flowers. It gives a soft flitter of glitter you could try clicking on thumbnails for a close up.



Supplies: Patterned Paper: daisyd's: modern romance; DCWV: textured card; kraft; Stamps: TGF: Cake Topper; Ink: Memento: Black; colourbox; copics; Sakura: Stardust; Die's: Nestabilities: long rectangles; Sizzix: accent; Prima Flowers; Other: Pearl brads; Adhesive gems; pearls; tracer; 3D foam;
Thanks for stopping by and I hope you get the chance to have a go at this weeks sketch Y, HuGs Kim =D

Sunday, July 12

RoP challenge #15 - Gate fold with stitching

Now this card was one that had been scheduled to be posted last week with the other... tut tut, but I think it's still with in the deadline...

The challenge over at Roses on Paper is to create a gate fold card, haven't made one of these for ages and If you take a close look I even managed to get my sewing needle out to add REAL blanket stitching to the patterned paper. Although took a little bit to remember how, LOL! How gorgeous is this new BG paper? delish colours and patterns and I even decorated the inside.
Click images for a close look.
Supplies: Patterned Paper: BG: lemonade; PM: textured card; Core'dinations: whitewash; Stamps: Rachelle Anne Miller: Hug; CHF: Kim Hughes; Ink: Memento: Black; colourbox; copics; Die's: Nestabilities: long rectangles; Fiskars: Apron Lace; BG: RubOn; Other: bubble ribbon; buttons & pink thread; 3D foam;

Thanks for stopping by, so sorry if I haven't been around to see you, I am hoping to get a chance later. HuGs Kim X

Saturday, July 11

CCSR - Colour Blocking Challenge

The challenge this fortnight over at Stampin Chic Blog is colour blocking....

According to a few websites Colour Blocking is a new trend hitting the catwalks!
Pippa Jameson Interiors shows some great examples of bright colour blocking in fashion and homeware, Colour blocking has also been used in the craft sector and an article at ScrapJazz shows some examples of it used it being used in scrapbooking.
I wasn't too familiar with colour blocking and just went for blocks of patterned papers. Although cardstock is a staple of color blocking, you can use subtly patterned paper if you’re feeling creative. I have sanded the ripped edges to give distressing effect. I have made the butterfly from shrink plastic which I've coloured the back with peel off pens. Just LOVE these PM studded stickers. Click on images to enlarge.


Products used: Papers: CCSR: the Big One; PM: Jesse Edwards collection; Textured Card; core'dinations: whitewash; Stamps: CCSR: Doodles; sentiments; Ink: Vivid: Black; Colourbox: white; Peel off pens; Other: PM: Studded stickers; Adhesive stones; button; Doodlebug: ribbon; 3d foam; Quickutz: alphabet; Anita's 3D gloss; Shrink plastic;
Hope you are all well and have a chance at colour blocking, HuGs Kim x

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