Thursday, July 31

Some Candy

Wow! You should take a look at Camillas amazing blog!! She has almost reached 20 000 visitors, and is celebrating with a great Candy. The theme is Hawaii Magnolia!!!
Debbie at bubble- check out her wonderful new stamp designs!
Deb has celebration candy - ends 14/8/08

Wednesday, July 30

Sensational Sketches

Here's two cards for the Sensational Sketches challenge over on Caardvarks,

I'm really pleased with this one, just love the colours in this BG collection! I was a bit experimental die cutting the letters for thanks with adhesive sheet and felt, but like the result!

Paper: PM pink vellums, white card, BG sultry, paper adventures Onyx,
Die's: Nestabilities squares, Sizzix - flower layers, alphabet,
Other: Cutb'g embossing folder, felt, double sided adhesive sheet, stitched ribbon, craft floss, flat backed gems, glossy accents, 3D foam.

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I wasn't trying for a monotone card but just wanted to use the colour blue, so with the Laura Ashley paper being the starting point I went with it! I am loving these stamps by Kim Hughes they're so pretty and versatile! The background I used a tracer to create faux stitching and Tim's distresser for edges and sanded a little!
Paper: Laura Ashley collection, DCWV textured, cream card,
Die's: Sizzix ornate frame, flower charms, flower layers,
Ink: Primary Colourbox - blues
Other: blue,white,grey felt, PM brad, tracer, Tim's edge distresser, 3D foam.

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Thanks for stopping by, HuGs Kim x

Saturday, July 26


You really need to see this fab candy up for grabs at funkyfairy inspirations celebrate this..*Plus the fact that im in a good mood* (Lol) I have decided to do a special blog candy giveaway! What is this blog candy i here you ask?????The *Prize* is FREE FUNKY FAIRYS PAPERCRAFTS PRODUCTS FOR A WHOLE YEAR!!! *WOW)Thats lucky winner on this post will win themselves free products for 1 year.

Kazan's Sketch 5

This is my creative take on the sketch that Kazan drew for this week's challenge over at 2 Sketches 4 You.

This may look like another Wedding card but it's for expectant mums, I went with the all white and so this card is about tones rather than colour, quite challenging! The senitment stamped on the vellum covers an aperture that goes all the way through! the light catches it very well!

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Paper: PM white vellums, white card, white embossed card,
Nestabilities squares, Sizzix - flower layer#4, neon mini,
Stamps: PTI out on a limb, PTI Butterfly Kisses.
Ink: Versamark,
Other: White ep, Cutb'g embossing folder, flat backed gems, 3D foam.

Today is my darling Sister's Birthday and I wanted to do something special for a wonderful special person. I wish we were with you to celebrate so this is as close as we can get till next visit enjoy your day. Mwah!!!

We miss you loads, get in touch soon, big English sunshine hugs and love.

Thanks for stopping by, HuGs Kim x

Friday, July 25

Whiff of DT call

I made this card for the competition Whiff of Joy Guest Designer Call over on the very talented Katharina's blog and try become a guest designer for Katharina who is setting up her own stamp company called Whiff Of Joy.

If you want a chance to become a guest designer then pop over to her blog.
Katharina I wish you a lot of prosperity and success with your new stamping company Whiff of Joy.

This was a great sketch to work with, I started on the base with faux stitching and sanded to distress a little!

I couldn't decide whether to put ribbon on but love the BG paper so went with swirl, wanted to show it off! The image "sitting with bear" has been paper pieced, the bear has been done over with bright fun flock, the stool created with wood paper (very cool stuff), the rest finished with watercolour pencils and white gelly pen! The flower was finished with sentiment and glossy accents to create dome!

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Paper: BG sugared, DCWV texture stack, wood paper, white card,
Die's: Nestabilities squares, Sizzix swirly, flower layers, Cutb'g circle.
Stamps: Mixed Messages - birthday wishes, Sweet Ebony - sitting with bear
Ink: Staz On Black, Watercolours, clear glaze pen, colourbox creamy brown.
Other: Glossy accents, fun flock, glue pen, paper flower, tracer, 3D foam.
Thanks for stopping by! HuGs Kim x

Ila's Amazing Blog candy

WOW! Ila has some wonderful blog candy up for grabs and it includes some great goodies PLUS some Magnolia images from the newest release!! They are gorgeous!! Go on over to Artfully Ila and enter for your chance to win...

Thursday, July 24

Apples and Flowers

Over on cute card Thursday is Challenge 20 ~ Things that grow! I'm quite early for posting this one or late because I had it made earlier! Well I loved it so much this is the second one, the first was a Birthday card (the sentiment bit)....

Apples and flower are both things that grow, so does the cute girl in this image! I used the pattern on the paper and followed with my scissors. I am loving this frame it's so versatile and fun! Little flowers are decorated with brads and liquid applique! I haven't captured very well in the picture but the apples are super shiny!

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Paper: Scenic Route - Sarah Milne, DCWV texture stack, white card,
Die's: Sizzix ornate frame, flowers, Cutb'g tag.
Mixed Messages - thanks so much, Sweet Ebony - Pickin' Apples
Ink: Staz On Black, Watercolours, clear glaze pen.
Other: Glossy accents, brads, liquid applique, 3D foam.

Thanks for stopping by! I love all your comments and I will be blog hoppin soon! HuGs Kim x

Sunday, July 20

The Winner is.................

First of all I'd like to give a HUGE thanks to all of you who took the time to visit my blog, leave wonderful and kind comments, look at my projects and of course participating in my giveaway!

What a terrific turnout it was! and I received WAY OVER 40 comments (wow, I was blown away!) in fact I think it was a bit ambitious to have 5 entries for most of you, look at the amount of names I had to write...

But it was great fun and with hat full of special names and two little ones at the ready (an online random number generator would not have worked as well) we pulled out the lucky winner's name...

Who is it? Stop moving Dillon,

You're still moving what is the name?

A bit better but stop moving!!!!

THERE can you see it now? Yes, Congratulations it's Emma. One of my blogging sister's!

Thanks again to everyone who entered and I will get your goodies in the post soon! Well done Emma! HuGs Kim.

Saturday, July 19

One for the Girls

Came across this challenge blog... a spoonfull of sugar
"We are primarily a card making challenge blog but if you wish to make something else that is fine by us. All we ask is that you have a Sugar Nellie a Rachelle Anne Miller or a Hanglar stamp somewhere on your design."

As I treated myself to the very adorable Ebony collection thought I could have a go,

One for the Girls
we had boys last week so we couldn’t leave out the girls, We would like you to make a Girlie inspired card.

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Paper: BG 2scoops, white card,
Die's: Nestabilities circles, Sizzix - grass, flower layers, circle frames, ice cream
Stamps: Sweet art Ebony summer ice cream, & sentiment
Ink: Staz On Black, Watercolours, Pastels.
Other: Shrink plastic, PM gem brads, 3D foam.

Thanks for stopping by! Don't forget to look at my candy there's still a little time to enter!

The Final Day of Candy Giveaway!

Thanks for visiting, Don't forget to look at my candy... a few more goodies to finish off! the pictures are terrible but thepaper is very lovely IRL, stampendous embossed vellum the colours haven't shown up veryclear! Some toppers by and mini flowers from jolees. Good Luck I will be drawing the winner tomorrow I'm bit tired out from busy day in Legoland! So you still have time to enter!

Wednesday, July 16

Laura's Sketch 4

Had a go at Laura's sketch over on 2 sketches 4 you very interesting design, good fun too! Another Wedding card, love this Laura Ashley paper, it really looks like fabric!

Paper: Laura Ashley collection, BG archaic, DCWV glitter card, pearl paper,
Nestabilities circles, Sizzix cherish, neon mini, heart, Ink: colourbox
Other: Ribbon, double sided adhesive sheet, white fun flock, love brad, flat backed gems, 3D foam.

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Thanks for stopping by, Don't forget to look at my candy...

It's a terrible picture I know but that's what sneak peek can get away with, there's over 20 sheets of fun Decoupage Paper nation, bet you want to know if there's even more goodies?....

HuGs Kim x

Monday, July 14

Precious Wedding

Just a quick post to show the card I made for Arty Girlz challenge a very cute wedding card, with just a touch of bling! I wanted to upload the other day, but Maoleidigh is suffering with teething, bless her it's so hard to see in tiny baby!

Paper: Laura Ashley collection, cream card, wood paper, vellum
Die's: Nestabilities squares, Sizzix heart,swirl,daisies,
Stamps: Mixed Messages, Pre
cious moments stamp,

Ink: Versamark, Primary Colourbox, watercolour pencils,

Other:ribbon, sakura stardust pen, Glossy accents, flat backed gems, cut'bg embossing folder, 3D foam.

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Thanks for visiting, Don't forget to look at my candy... here's two more goodies, the gold leaf/foil was given to me by a nun who has used it and thought I could use the rest. (God Bless her - I love this stuff!)

Saturday, July 12

First Candy Pic

First candy picture just to tease,

Love this stuff so had to share, will also include double sided adhesive sheet! Bet you want to know what else?


2 Sketches 4 you - Kazan Sketch 4

This is the sketch that Kazan drew for this week's challenge over at 2 Sketches 4 You.
If you haven't already been to check this blog out GO and see all the wonderful talent over will be AMAZED!!!
Every time I go, there is more inspiration, I love visiting there!!!

There is a very talented artist Kim Hughes and I treated myself to a couple of her stamp sets. Stunning! have been very busy creating lately and not much time blogging, but hope to upload as much as I can!
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Paper: Laura Ashley collection, cream card,
Die's: Nestabilities circles, Sizzix tipsy heart, Cut'bg Tag,
Ink: Versamark, Primary Colourbox,
Other: Pink & clear ep, ribbon, Glossy accents, dragonfly brad, flat backed gems, 3D foam.
Thanks for visiting, Don't forget to look at my candy...
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