Monday, April 5

BasicGrey Challenge #17 ~ Happy Easter and Craft Stamper Sneak...

Yes lots in the title LOL, I realise I've been M.I.A but I haven't stopped and have been too tired to even schedule these posts so I'm merging them all together... Here goes Phew!!!

The Fantastic Martine has designed a sketch for our inspiration, this week over at Basic Grey Challenges

I'm soooo late posting my card, I made this card for a young girls twenty first birthday, let’s hope she likes it! I didn't have a girly image to suit so I went for this digi image from Mo manning. The image is so adorable and she's typical girly! I have coloured her with my copics (of course) and matched colours from the patterned papers. I have tried to take a close up of the spica sparkle I have covered the dress with. The image is also quite long and so I've tweaked the sketch just a little to accommodate. I also made my own little bead charm/pin behind the flower, from the wonderful goddies I won from Quixoticpaperie, thank you Elaine. I used a little glossy accents to hold the beads inplace!

 Supplies: Patterned Paper: BasicGrey: bittersweet;
Stamps: Mo's Digital Pencil; Cara Chatting; PTI: sentiment;
Ink: printer; Archival: black; Copic: markers*; spica glitter;
Dies: Sizzix: flourish; Spellbinders: tags; Nestabilities: long rectangles;  Martha Stewart: border punch;
Other: Ribbons; rose charm; Hero Arts: collage flowers; Large gem brad; beads and spacers; glossy accents; 3D foam;

 Craft Stamper Magazine, Sneak peek....

I'm in this month’s craft stamper magazine WOO HOO (thank you Katy) with a 3 ways with... 'die cuts' article and believe me three ways just isn't enough Hahaha! I think I must use die cutting for every card I make and if I haven't die cut a piece of paper in a day I think there's something I'm missing lol! I've tried to incorporate as many different ways within the three as possible. I have created stamps by die cutting in funky foam, stamped onto die cuts, I’ve die cut a mask, acetate, grunge board, grunge paper, chip board, double-sided adhesive sheet, shrink plastic oh and paper tee hee! I hope you find it enjoyable and inspiring! Click the side picture to take you to the website!

I wish you all a very special Easter, well it's finished now but I’ve had a busy, busy week, Friday was Maoleidigh's 2nd birthday and we had a day full of visitors and she had the best time! With HUGE homemade chocolate birthday cake and so many beautiful gifts which would fill another room lol! Then Saturday we went visiting for the day ourselves and had fun catching up with my sister who we haven't seen since November! It was wonderful to see her again, a bit like a wonderful Christmas day! So after a tiring day and a special Easter egg hunt planned on Sunday I knew she would be a little worn but it wasn't until after breakfast she came out in spots yes she has the chicken pox and they're everywhere, my poor little soul, on her eyelids and covering her face and all over scalp, they're also on her bottom and vagina too! It's so painful to see them spread so quickly, my brave little girl, so looks like we're staying in until nursed to recovery :)

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Easter, BiG HuGs Kim :)


~Rach said...

Beautiful colors on this and beautiful coloring as well :0)

Pam Varnell said...

Beautiful card Kim!!!! Congrats on the magazine article.

Emma Lockley said...

woohooo congrats on your mag creation, i love this card...its definitely good for a 21st!

gorgeously coloured and love the spica glitter detail on her dress

take care
love emma xxx

Kelly Schelske said...

Fabulous card Kim! Congrats on the magazine print too!

Hugs, Kelly

Kim Piggott said...

Wow Kim this is so utterly divine!
Your colouring is out of this world incredible and your design and detail wonderful!
Congratulations on being published it looks amazing!
So sorry that you little angel is suffering at the moment hope she feels better really soon.
kim x

Emma said...

Gorgoeus Card Kim. I love the sparkle on the dress, it looks amazing!

There's nothing worse than seeing your kids in pain. I hope your little girl feels better soon.

Rica said...

Hi Kim,I'm back in blogland, forgive my absence. Congratulations on being published (again!!) so well earned with your amazing creations.
Hope Maoleidigh's a little better now.
Love your BG card, it's stunning, amazing colouring,fabulous colours and details.
hugs Heather xx

Anonymous said...

Hi Kim, love your girly card! This is so suitable for a young lady-and your colouring is beautiful!

Anthea xo

Anonymous said...

Hi Kim..Its been a while but always fab to catch up..Your cards are gorgeous..
Happy belated b`day to your little girl!!!
Hope she is feeling a lot better ...
Have a fab week:)xxx

Sammi said...

This is gorgeous Kim!!!

Sammi said...

Congrats on the publication!!

AND so sorry to hear about Maoleidigh's chicken pox.. hope she heals quickly and praying for strength, healing and comfort!!

RiNNE said...

What beautiful coloring...i love the sparkly dress!! Congratulations on the publication, Kim!

Amy said...

Wow, wow, wow! I just can't say it enough... your coloring always blows my mind! This is gorgeous Kim! :)

Kelly Booth said...

WOW WOW WOW WOW!~!!! This is incredible...What a Wonderful card this is...almost too pretty to give away!!! Love this Kim.....

Jen Shults said...

I REALLY love this! Your coloring is just amazing and I love the white ink on the green background paper. Gorgeous card!

Tasha said...

Wow this is fantastic, beautiful colourwork.
Great new about the magazine, congratulations
love tasha xx

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