Monday, February 28

Simon Says Stamp & Show your... Ephemera

Good Morning!!! I hope you had a fabulous weekend and ready for this week's theme...


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Ephemera...
 "a class of collectable items not originally intended to last for more than a short time, such as tickets, posters, postcards, or labels..."


I was inspired to create a vintage box frame, I painted the box with cranberry paint dabber first, it dries so quickly! Then I adorned the front with handmade grungepaper roses, all inked with Victorian velvet distress inks... phew!!!


So, it's was time for the box to be filled, with a collection of ephemera, a few goodies created using Tim's Pappillon stamps for the butterfly and background.


For the ticket's and the postcard, It's a little tricky to see I have also included some real dried pressed flowers. Courtesy of my mum thank you :) Then Finished it off with a shimmering of Heirloom gold. YUM!!!

 

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Hope it inspires and why not pop round the rest of the team to see their fabulous ephemera!!!

THE director ~ Linda Elbourne 

Thanks for stopping by, have a super wonderful creative day!
BiG HuGs Kim :)

Wednesday, February 23

Quixotic Paperie, CPS and Copic Creations...

Hello...  hope you had a fun week so far! I wanted to stop by with a card I made using some fabulous goodies found in Quixotic Paperie shop.


I bought the stunning My Mind's Eye - 6x6 Paper Pad - Stella & Rose - Mabel because I loved the gorgeous patterns and the fabulous colours!

But for a change I thought I would stamp the edges of the paper with Stempelglede - Grunge Collection using distress ink.
  
When I saw this adorable set Oliver & Amelia - Little Dreamer from the Greeting Farm, I just knew I wanted to create a starry scene.


Oliver has been coloured using copics and the airbrush system, which I'm sooo new at, but I'm loving!!! This was my second attempt as my mask lifted at the edges on the first and Oliver got very blue ears LOL!. I think the colours are quite warm so I'm entering this or Copic Creations Challenge #44. The sentiment and Star is from the same set too.
 

I used the fabulous sketch from card positioning systems #206 for inspiration. 
Thanks for stopping by today, have a lovely creative day!
BiG HuGs Kim :)
and If you have a chance check out Elaine's...
 

Monday, February 21

Simon Says Stamp & Show your... Stripes

 GOOOOD Morning!!! I hope you had a fabulous weekend and ready for this week's theme at

Show your Stripes...

I couldn't wait to use this fabulous Hero Arts stamp and I've created a resist by heat embossing with clear powder over a pale striped patterned paper and inking with walnut stain distress inks to bring out the silhouette.


 The Tattered Flower has been created by adhering striped patterned paper to Wendy Vecchi clearly for art film. I then heated to form the petals and added a yummy accoutrement to the centre, I have applied this same treatment to the vine too.


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Hope it inspires and why not pop round the rest of the team to see their fabulous striped projects!!!

THE director ~ Linda Elbourne 

Thanks for stopping by, have a super wonderful creative day!
BiG HuGs Kim :)

Wednesday, February 16

'Mwah' with love...

Hello, hope you had a fun week so far and a beautiful Valentine's! I wanted to stop by with an easel card I made using some new additions found in Quixotic Paperie.


I bought the stunning My Mind's Eye - 6x6 Paper Pad - Stella & Rose - Mabel because I loved the woodgrain pattern and the fabulous colours are the inspiration for the colours I used to for the pretty Miss Anya from The Greeting Farm - Miss Anya Hats Off - Stamp Set. I used the sentiment from The Greeting Farm - Oliver & Amelia - Just For You Set. The Heart is an old sizzix die as are the die cut letters.


I am also entering this card for Club Anya & Friends Mystery Monday... this week they chose this sweet card from Pifa. I haven't entered anything to Cute Card Thursday for ages and their theme is Hearts and Flowers, And Crazy 4 Challenges C4C74 has Hearts for their challenge too.


Hope it inspires and if you notice Elaine is now stocking some gorgeous DIVINE TWINE in 10m Bundles yum yum. plus, pop by for the...
 

That's it from me today, have a lovely creative day!
BiG HuGs Kim :)

Monday, February 14

Simon Says Stamp & Show ~ TAG

Good Morning, ooh Monday so...
HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY
everyone...


 hope you had a fabulous weekend and ready for this week's theme at 

Your Tags



It all started because I wanted to try some cork sheet with Tim's Tag & bookplate die, Of course I backed the cork with some card first, then continued to embellish with a few of Wendy Vecchi Studio 490 stamps... for the sentiment, the Background, the leaves & tag. You might notice that the leaves and letters are covered with clear rock candy crackle paint, then inked.


Tim Holtz Tattered Florals die was used to create the huge flower, each flower layer was stamped with designer woodgrain using distress inks... Finished with a shimmering of copper perfect pearls. The heart is hanging from a jump ring attached to a memo pin which is secured into the cork pretty well. The ribbon is Websters pages gorgeous winter trims...

Hope it inspires and why not pop round the rest of the team to see their awesome tags!!!

THE director ~ Linda Elbourne 

Thanks for stopping by, have a super wonderful creative day full of LOE ahh!
BiG HuGs Kim :)

Friday, February 11

Kim Hughes' New Stamps!!!

So, the wonderful talented Kim Hughes opened her own stamp company on February 1st called Paper Smooches! I was so excited, jumped over and put all three of her new whimsical and fun clear stamp sets into my basket... well, they arrived the other day and I couldn't wait... Kim's fonts have always been some of my favourites and her fabulous images are super adorable!


I've made these mini little valentine's card's just 3" cuteness... one will pop into my son's lunch bag on Monday. Kim has also supplied a brilliant designer drafts to inspire and I've used three, not sure if you can tell which ones LOL!





I've used Basic Grey - Hopscotch Papers and coloured the images with copics and all the hearts have a shimmer of spica glitter.

Have a wonderful and creative weekend, I will be back  Monday for my Simon Says Stamp & Show project!
BiG HuGs Kim :)


Wednesday, February 9

Quixotic Inspirations

Hello! wanted to stop by with a fun card I made using lots of goodies found in Quixotic Paperie


I followed Jen's fabby sketch over at Club Anya Saturday Sketch. I couldn't wait to use the adorable The Greeting Farm - Cheeky Chat She went so well with the yummy Basic Grey - Hopscotch - 6x6 Paper Pad Also used a little of the Bazzill Basics - Smoothies - Kraft Cardstock too.

You might just see that I have used the WRMK - Sew-Easy Stitch Piercer Tool + Straight Head and WRMK - Sew-Easy Piercing Mat this time I used it with WRMK - Sew-Easy Floss - Yellow, a little hand stitching finishes off the card so nicely... which Fits in very well to the FFF Challenge.


That's it from me today, hope it inspires... 
have a wonderfully creative day!
BiG HuGs Kim :)

Monday, February 7

Simon Says Stamp & Show ~ Some Embossing...

Good Morning, ooh Monday already, hope you had a fabulous weekend and ready for this week's theme at Simon Says Stamp and Show....

Some Embossing


I have included heat embossing, distress embossing and dry embossing on my card. The ribbon isn't this yellow in real life must be my photography skills LOL!


You may spot too that I have used lots of Wendy Vecchi stamps throughout, with heat embossed edges on these flowers, coloured with distress inks and background stamp.


A stamped butterfly and Tim woodgrain texture fade for some dry embossing. The edges of the patterned paper have been treated with a little frayed burlap distress embossing.


The sentiment from this set was stamped over this Background, the frame was already embossed and so I simply added distress ink directly to it!
Hope it inspires and why not pop round the rest of the team to see some more embossing!!!

THE director ~ Linda Elbourne 

Thanks for stopping by, have a super wonderful creative day!
BiG HuGs Kim :)

Saturday, February 5

Papertrey Ink ~ Customer Contest!!!

Papertrey Ink is celebrating it's 4th Anniversary! And Nicole is hosting a fantastic contest in which customers post and link their own favorite project from 2010 with a chance to win a huge gorgeous prize! See all the details here at Nicole's blog...

I'm going to re-post a project that I made back in June 2010, it's still one of my faves...


 Supplies: Patterned Paper: October Afternoon: fly a kite;
Stamps: Papertrey Ink: Lily of the Valley;
Ink: Archival: black; distress inks: antique linen; Gelly roll: stardust;
Dies: Spellbinders Nestabilities: Labels 4; Tags: PTI: butterfly;
Other: adhesive pearls, Pearl brads; 3D adhesive foam;

Thank you so much for stopping by, HuGs Kim :)

Craft Stamper Magazine ~ March Issue....

THE March issue of the Craft Stamper Magazine is out on sale, Friday 4th...

I have three articles in this issue... Thank you Katy!



I show you four fantastic ways to create woodgrain texture on your cards.
Using the gorgeous Lavinia Stamps.

A cute little card and seed packet set great for gardener!


and part of the stamping contrasts this month we got to use Sam Poole's delightful vintage sewing stamps. Where I created a pin box with pin cushion lid and a card.

Hope you get a chance to get hold of a copy there's some stunning pieces within!
Have a wonderfully creative day BiG HuGs Kim :)

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