Saturday, October 31

BasicGrey Challenge #7

Happy Halloween its time for the next BasicGrey Challenge...


This weeks challenge is another photo inspiration challenge, This photo was chosen by our fabulous DT member Tara W :), Interpret this photo anyway you wish to, from colours to patterns, the choice is yours, but please do be sure to use at least one item from BasicGrey if you wish to be eligible to win this weeks prize :)


Not a halloween one this time I should have posted some yesterday just a little busy this week. For this card, I was inspired mainly by the stripes through out the image. Used the gorgeous new nook and pantry papers. I have tried to capture the colours too, but think I could have used a whole lot more red.

Hope you get inspired too and check out the other design team's fabulous makes...


Supplies: Patterned Paper: BasicGrey: Nook and Pantry; PTI: kraft; MM: natural cardstock; Stamps: Papertrey Ink: Everyday Classics; Ink: Colourbox: various; Archival: Black; Die's: Sizzix: frame; flower and vines; MS: border punch; WRMK: corner chomper; Other: Hero Arts: flowers; BG: ribbon; brads; Lace trim; large pearl brad; 3D foam;



Thanks for stopping by, hope you all have a wonderful spooky weekend, I'm hoping to get some photos of the little ones today, BiG Happy HuGs Kim :)

Thursday, October 29

Embellish... the Cure Color Challenge with Bling

Quick post for the Embellish Magazine challenge I nearly always miss it and am only just in with a chance.




Supplies: Patterned Paper: BasicGrey; Ranger: grungepaper; Papermania: Textured cardstock; Stamps: PTI: Damask Designs (sentiment) Ink: Memento: Black; Dies: Sizzix: Flower layers; flowers and vines; Cuttlebug: butterfly; Spellbinders: impressabilities; MS: Border punch; WRMK: corner chomper; Other: American Craft: ribbon; adhesive jewels; Gem brad; pink felt; 3D foam;
Thanks for stopping by, HuGs Kim :)

Monday, October 26

MHC ~ Halloween eKit

Thought I would show some of my Making Handmade Cards DT projects, I often don't get the chance. They have selected these for their online video for their Halloween ekit...

I have used the Halloween kit on all of the makes with the basic card supply. There will be a step by step about these projects on the site. Hope you like, be sure to sign up for Making Handmade Cards Newsletter...

Thanks for stopping by, HuGs Kim :)

Saturday, October 24

Mystery Monday and CPS...

I created this card for the Club Anya mystery Monday challenge... using Heather's fun Sketchy, Sparkly, DSP recipe (which I have already uploaded it to my gallery) and I used the fabulous sketch 138 on card positioning systems but turned it on it's side.

One decorative scrap paper was a tricky one for me I'm hoping I got away with the tiny extra I used for the paper piecing as it's the same colours just glittered. The core'dinations cardstock for the base I have sanded the edges to let the blue through. The leaves are cut using the coloured side of the core'dinations as is the tag.

Mermaid Anya just HAD to be glittered... her hair flowing in the water LOL! I have paper pieced and coloured the rest with copic markers and my favourite Spica glitter pen. I've cut her out and instead of raising her on foam pads I used some plastic packaging which I heated ever so slightly to press around a large pen to create a curve. You should be able to click on the thumbnail below for a close look.


Supplies: Patterned Paper: My Mind's Eye: laundry line; Core'dinations: whitewash; 10'tations; Stamps: TGF: Mermaid Anya; my guy (sentiment) Ink: Memento: Black; Copic: markers; Spica; Dies: Sizzix: jelly tags; branch and leaves; Nestabilities: ovals; WRMK: corner chomper; Other: adhesive jewels; stones; glossy accents; glass pebbles; plastic packaging; 3D foam; Clear foam pads;
Thanks for stopping by, there's still a little time to have a go at this weeks challenge. Have a wonderful weekend, HuGs Kim :)

Thursday, October 22

Stampin Chic - Be Chic Challenge

Phew.... I am slowly recovering from a major cold so forgive my lack of blogging, we seem to just suddenly catch the bugs going round... it is of course the first term of school and we nearly escaped it LOL!

That said thought you might like to see my dt project I have done for Stampin Chic's fortnightly challenge which is Be Chic! Pop over and see the other Team's gorgeous creations and there's still loads of time to enter...


So I have wanted to make Nicole's bird box for ages now and thought these Christmas papers would be so cute for it. The front has been decorated with CCSR range sentiment stamps and some papermania Christmas ones too. I even found a little forever friends robin sticker too!
Lots of tags I know... but you'd probably use them all... each one has been stamped and most have been heat embossed. On the back I have used CCSR gift stamps to complement the to: from: I have cut each one out and punched a hole to allow the string to go through!
They DO all fit in the box they just bow the roof ever so slightly LOL, it's all the strings really and once the tags are all used the ribbon loop on the roof will allow for it to adorn the tree.
Dillon has already claimed this one I think he has put his little toy Sam from transformers inside LOL!





Products used: Stamps: Papermania(TM) christmas, Papermania(TM) CCSR Sentiments and stamping chic - party, Cardstock and Paper: Papermania(TM) textured card, WRMK (TM) white out - christmas, Colour: Vivid (TM) black, Colourbox (TM) greens, reds, Heat it up (TM) moss green, seafoam white, clear EP, Embellishments: Papermania(TM) flower, WRMK (TM) chomper, big bite, Doodlebug (TM) ribbon, glitter brads, natural thread.
Thanks for stopping by, I'm hoping to blog some more tomorrow, HuGs Kim :)

Saturday, October 17

BasicGrey Challenges #6 ~A Colour Combo

Good Morning, its time for the next BasicGrey Challenge and this fortnight we have a colour combo to inspire you...




So I just had to have this stamp when I saw it, it waited very patiently on my wish list for ages... I think it's just so cute for Christmas. I have coloured using my copics, I tried to keep it soft and light.

Gorgeous colour combo and these Eskimo kisses papers match perfectly! The flower and holly are just die cut, quite a simple card for me, think I will definitely make a few more of these.


Supplies: Patterned Paper: BasicGrey: eskimo kisses; Stamps: The Greeting Farm: Shepherd Boy; Ink: Memento: black; Tim's Holtz: distress inks; copic markers; Die's: Sizzix: holly; flower layers; MS: border punch; WRMK: corner chomper; Other: BG: buttons; cotton ribbon; 3D foam;





Thanks for stopping by, hope you all have a wonderful weekend, I'm hoping to get some commenting time in later too, BiG Happy HuGs Kim :)

Friday, October 16

My full reveal...

Wow what a fun blog hop today I've had the best time!!! Thank you to all who visited and you wonderful comments you make me smile!!!
So here's my card.. did you guess who had the snippet?





Supplies: Patterned Paper: October Afternoon; Stamps: TGF: Mom & Dad Ink: Memento: Black; Tim's Holtz: distress inks; Copic: markers; spica glitter; Dies: Nestabilities: ovals; Sizzix: Flower and vines; MS: border punch; Other: BG: ribbons; Lace; glitter brad; Decorative safety pin; button; wool; 3D foam;

Well the signature style I had on my blog today was of course the very talented Amy Young, so many of you guessed right, well done..... Kris for winning the mom & dad set, congratulations, send your details to Jessica, HuGs Kim :)


Thursday, October 15

Club Anya Blog Hop ~ Woo Hoo!!!

Hello everyone, did you enjoy the preview week? well there's more...

Welcome to the Club Anya Blog Hop!
Woo Hoo!!! We are switching it up on you this month by playing a fun little game called:

"Guess My Signature Style"

Each Club Anya DT member's blog has been overtaken by another team member! Gasp! Your mission? Figure out WHO's signature style we are talking about on each DT members blogs! Think you know the answers?


Well, leave a comment on our blogs and a random winner will be chosen at 8pm CST tonight (2am UK) for a PRIZE! What's the Prize you ask? Well, that's the fun part ;) You'll have to come back tonight at 8PM CST to see MY Signature style, the full reveal of my card, and find out who's blog I was featured on today. Oh, and the best part? The stamp I used on my card is the stamp YOU'LL WIN!


HOW fun does this sound?! You in? Good.


Let's get started! Here are the details of a CADT member....let's see if you can guess who I'm talking about:




Guess My Signature Style...
My signature clothes:
I live in jeans and funky screen printed tops almost all year round.
My signature shoes:
Nike sneakers
My signature accessories of choice:
I rarely wear jewelry but I love my Fossil purses
My signature addiction:
Vanilla Coke... yummm!
My signature stamping style:
Copics, pattern papers, and pearls/gems.

Can YOU guess WHOSE SIGNATURE STYLE I'm taking about?

Leave a comment on my blog today and ONE RANDOM WINNER will be selected to WIN the stamp set used on the card that I reveal at 8PM CST! So you have until then to get your guesses in....so start investigating and get those answers in! Here's the Hop order... so you should be going to the very talented Jessica's next...
Suzi McKenzie (Guest Designer)
Jessica Diedrich (Club VP/DT Coordinator)

Haven't a clue? No worries! Leave a comment on the Club Anya blog today and ONE random winner will be selected to win the ENTIRE October Release! Winner will be announced tomorrow along with each individual winner on the Club Anya blog so stay tuned!

Good luck today and we'll see you back here at 8PM CST! Don't worry if you don't live in the US, you'll have plenty of time to get your guesses in and you can find out the answers in the morning ;)
Be sure to stop in our PCP page today to chat with the DT from 7PM CST to 8:30 PM CST... (1am ~ 2.30am for UKians and their matchsticks... ROTFL!!!) there MIGHT be a few more prizes given out there, too!
HAPPY RELEASE DAY, Have FUN everyone! HuGs Kim :)

Wednesday, October 14

Final Anya Peek... it's HUGE, LOL!

This is the final reveal before the big release on Thursday 15th October at The Greeting Farm, are you excited? Your wish list will be crying out for this adorable set, it's just perfect...

Anya and Ian: Mom & Dad: Anya's tummy is fit to burst and Ian Dad is wonderfully grown up, it includes the sentiments mommy, daddy and New parents. These two are such an adorable couple sure to have really cute little ones...

I decided to paper piece my Anya and Ian, you might just be able to see I've added a little dimension to Anya's blooming bulge too, just to emphasise her wonderful roundness! Coloured the rest of images in my copics (of course). I have a chipboard die cut heart frame behind them it's a little hidden. I have given the edges a little hint of ink and who can resist a cute felt flower layer and decorative pin?

Supplies: Patterned Paper: October Afternoon; chipboard; Stamps: TGF: Mom & Dad (release 15th) Ink: Memento: Black; Tim's Holtz: distress inks; Copic: markers; Dies: Sizzix: Flower layers; heart frame; MS: border punch; Other: American Crafts: ribbons; Large pearl brad; Decorative pin; adhesive jewels; double sided adhesive sheet; 3D foam;

Visit the rest of the team to see their wonderful, fantastic makes with this set too!!!
Kim Costello(Me)
Suzi McKenzie (Guest Designer)
Jessica Diedrich (Club VP/DT Coordinator)


Are you ready for the Blog Hop tomorrow? The Blog Hop goes live from 8am CST (2pm for us UKians) for fun and games, there will be prizes and each DT member will be giving away a stamp set on their blog... (did I hear a woo hoo?)
One thing you have to do is play the game and leave a comment on each DT Member's blog that you want to win a prize. You can't win if you don't comment, LOL. Check back tomorrow for the all the FUN!!!
There will also be an open chat on the PCP page from 7PM CST to 8:30 pm CST during the reveal! (phew 2:30am for UKians... if you can make it, match stick alert!!!) So exciting, I can't wait, can you? I will have all the deets for you tomorrow...

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you have enjoyed this weeks reveal... these sets are just fabulous!!! Not to forget too, you have until NOON tomorrow (6pm UK) to enter our "New Beginnings" contest over at Club Anya.... HuGs Kim :)

Tuesday, October 13

Another Anya Sneaky peek...

MORE... Sneaky peeks from the NEW Greeting Farm images soon to be released on the 15th October.... onto the Second set called... Signature:

WOW!!! now this set is so totally adorable, don't you just LOVE story book characters? well these cuties are so fun to colour and there is a Hand Stamped by, from: to: a Club Anya Crest and a Greeting Farm Logo in the set too!!! I have opted for the crest here and used the second stamping to give a faint more watermark effect! Cute 'Red' is coloured traditionally (to me anyway) using my copics (of course). The word 'you' has been die cut using double sided adhesive foam (well good stuff!) all with some yummy patterned papers!

Supplies: Patterned Paper: Cosmo Cricket; Stamps: TGF: Signature(release 15th); Ink: Memento: Black; Colourbox queues; Copic: markers; Dies: Nestabilities: circles; Sizzix: alphabet; WRMK: corner chomper; MS: border punch; Other: Offray: Ribbon; buttons; 3D foam & sheet;


Pop over to the Club Anya blog and see the amazing projects the other DT members created, mine unfortunately was late today, I had trouble attaching it (dim Kim moment I think!). I WILL be ready for the next and final reveal tomorrow so hope you will pop back for that one too!
Not to forget our awesome Blog Hop with tons of prizes on Thursday Woo Hoo!!!
HuGs Kim :)

Monday, October 12

New Team Anya's and Sneaky Peeks...

Wow, I have been soo busy this week and think it's been nearly a week since my last post... tut tut, I had planned to post so much but life got very busy... hope I can make it up with this Sneaky peek from the NEW Greeting Farm images soon to be released on the 15th October....first new reveal, XMAS SWEETIES:

WOW This set is without a doubt 'fabulous!!!' Anya and Ian Claus are so wonderful to use, you will love them. I have used liquid applique and glitter for Anya's furry coat. I was thinking of a naughty little note from Ian... tee hee. My card and ornament also feature the new Christmas paper pack (yum) that will also be available for purchase on October 15th... why not see what our new Team Anya's have done with their set....

Supplies: Patterned Paper: TGF: Christmas paper pack (release 15th); Kraft; MM: natural card; glitter paper; Stamps: TGF: Xmas sweeties(release 15th); CHF: lined paper backgrounder; Ink: Memento: Black; Tim's Holtz: distress inks; Copic: markers; red ink and gel pen; Dies: Sizzix: abstract; background shapes; heart; Provocraft: snowflake; WRMK: corner chomper; EK success: border punch; Other: Liquid applique; fine glitter; BG: buttons; Decorative pin; natural thread; edge distresser; sewing machine, LOL; 3D foam;

So this next project I have created a Santa hat magnet (for those Christmas reminders) but it starts it journey on this decorative snowflake. I thought I would experiment with a little flower soft hmmm, but think I need a little more practice, tee hee. The snowflake is layered each side with some of the new Christmas paper pack, I used my crop a dile to get a hole in the centre for the brad, so the hat would sit at the back. I think the longest part was sanding all those little holes,phew. I've made a kraft envelope for it to be presented in.




Also if that wasn't enough there is a Monday Contest going on today... you won't want to miss 'New Beginnings' so head over to Club Anya to see the details and the yummy prizes you could win!
Thanks so much for stopping by hope you will be back tomorrow for the NEXT sneak peek, yes! even more for you all this week up to the release on the 15th. Woo Hoo, it's so exciting hope you get to join in all the FUN!!!
Happy HuGs Kim :)

Tuesday, October 6

PTI World Card Making Day ~ Challenge #4

Please scroll down as I have three posts today and this is the final card for Papertrey Ink WCMD Challenge #4: Australia.... phew

Well, I was so inspired from Nicole's images and went for the masking and dotted line effect. I masked the tree so I could stamp more of the circle image for the background. You can click on the smaller images for a close up. When dry I went in with my white gel pen and added dots to all the circles and around the tree trunk. I just had to use my guide line's set for the earthy background which I shaded with a little distress inks. This trim is gorgeous although a little chunky, could nearly remind you of a snake?


Supplies: Patterned Paper: PTI: bitty squares; Kraft; PM: textured card; Stamps: PTI: Father Knows Best; Everyday Button Bits; Guide Lines; Ink: Memento: Black; Colourbox queues: greens; brilliance: coffee bean; Palette: white; Tim's Holtz: distress inks; White gel pen; Dies: Nestabilities: rectangles; WRMK: corner chomper; Other: WRMK: trims; 3D foam;

Thanks for stopping by I wasn't sure I'd make it, I'm a busy bee... There's a little post about me today over at Club Anya... Woo Hoo!!! HuGs Kim :)

PTI World Card Making Day ~ Challenge #3

This is for the Papertrey Ink WCMD Challenge #3: India




Supplies: Patterned Paper: PTI: bitty dots; PM: textured card; Stamps: PTI: Friends 'til the end; Damask Designs; Ink: Memento: Black; Tim's Holtz: distress inks; Versamark; Copic: markers; Dies: WRMK: circle cutter; corner chomper; Spellbinders: embossing template; Other: Prima: Flower centres; Perfect pearls; Adhesive gems; decorative lace; 3D foam;
Thanks for stopping by I have one more card to post today... LOL, HuGs Kim :)

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