Sunday, August 31

Blog Candy Competition.

Yes it's competition time yet again! spiral whisper are celebrating their blog reaching 20,000 hits & are giving away some blog candy! All you have to do to be in with a chance of winning is the following.... click here

Saturday, August 30

Ribbon cheat....

This week's Challenge over on spoon full of sugar is...

3 Different Ribbons.
We would love to see your creations with 3 different ribbons on them. Now I'm kind of cheating a little, in hindsight I probably could have doubled up one more but I'm using the ribbon coloured in the image as one!

Such a cute image made me think of the paper as a garden of yummy flowers so, went with it... The flowers are die cut and punched from coloured vellum, punched butterflies also! I changed the colour of my adhesive lace ribbon with my Brilliance lime ink pad! (it has a shimmer to it, can't see in pic)

Click on Images for a really close look!

Paper: BG Euphoria Paper - Ferver, Arcadia, PM vellum, white card,
Die's: Sizzix Daisies, cut'bg tag,
Nestabilities- squares, punches - small & large daisy, circle, butterfly.
Stamps: Smelling flowers - La Blanche. Mixed messages - PTI
Ink: Staz On Black, Copic markers, brilliance lime, stardust pen,
Other: Glue pen, ribbon, 3D foam, ribbon, yummy adhesive lace ribbon.

Thanks for stopping by HuGs Kim x

Friday, August 29

Anniversary Cards - 2sketches4you

I have had a go at the wonderful Laura's Sketch 7 over at 2sketches4you and also
Hope you had a SPECIAL DAY

Here's a couple of Anniversary cards using this weeks sketch, I inked the adhesive lace to coordinate with the colours and I have stamped around the edges with the same colour but it's not very clear! The congratulations I've die cut in the same colour as the paper to give an embossed effect!

Paper: PM vintage, white card.
Nestabilities ovals, butterfly punch, sizzix neon mini,
Stamps: mixed messages - PTI, Basic Grey Clear Stamp Set -
Flourish Edges, couple - La Blanche.
Ink: colourbox brown, red, cool peri - Sea Shells.
Other: 3D foam, yummy adhesive lace,

This next card, I used the bonus sketch from Ingrid, but the pictures are the worst ever, but it's been given so can't take any more!


Paper: BG Boxer, white card, wood paper, pm vellum. Die's: Nestabilities circles, butterfly punch, sizzix daisies, neon mini, hearts, Stamps: mixed messages - PTI, Basic Grey Clear Stamp Set - Flourish Edges, couple - La Blanche. Ink: versamark, blending chalks, Other: 3D foam, yummy adhesive gems & lace,

Thanks for visiting! HuGs Kim x

Wednesday, August 27

Cute Sisters

This covers Challenge 24 on CCT
This weeks challenge is to make a card using BRIGHT COLOURS. Although most of my cards tend to be on the brighter side, I decided to show this one... my sister has been asking when I'm uploading this!

Love this image, it reminds me of me and my sister playing and I've coloured as close to us as possible! and she HAD to have a butterfly which I have attached on an acetate spring so it's free flying on the front of card! The bookplate has been filled with glossy accents. Click on images to get close look!

Paper: PM vellum, white card, DCWV textured, all dressed up & glitter card,
Die's: Sizzix Ornate frame, build a butterfly, Oval bookplate,
Stamps: 'Silhouette Blooms II' - Kim Hughes collection, Simply Chic - Provo Craft, La Blanche.
Ink: Staz On Black, Watercolours, stardust pen, colourbox pink,
Other: Glossy accents, glue pen, grosgrain ribbon, pink brads, 3D foam, yummy adhesive gems.
Thanks for stopping by HuGs Kim x

Monday, August 25

PTW challenge sketch

Just a quick post, I made this for a male birthday and it's using Katharina's sketch #26 sketch challenge over at PTW, I turned it on it's side.

The sun was shining, does it make such a difference to the true colours!

click images for a close look!

Paper: BG boxer, Wood paper, grey board,
Die's: Sizzix journal,
Basic Grey Clear Stamp Set - Flourish Edges, Inkadinkadoo - Birds Galore, PTI mixed messages,
Ink: Versamark, Red colourbox,
Other: Chocolate & green EP, Tim's blending thingy, Adhesive paper lace, glue, 3D foam, raffia, yummy BG button.

Thanks for stopping by! HuGs Kim x

Saturday, August 23

A Few Sketches.....

Thought I would have a go at the wonderful Kazan's Sketch 7 over at 2sketches4you.

I have a little theory about sketches, originally I found them difficult because I found it MORE challenging to follow the sketch precisely and would often go off in my own design, and now I'm discovering that the idea of the sketch is to inspire more then challenge, so this what I did for this sketch, I turned it on it's side and used the sketch as a template to place the embellishments! I think I'm getting it!!!!

click to enlarge
Paper: Anyone, Anyone? Gin-X, DCWV texture stack, grey board,
Nestabilities squares, Sizzix Stars, graffiti alpha,
Basic Grey Clear Stamp Set - Flourish Edges
Ink: Brilliance white, Colourbox chestnut roan,
Tim's blending thingy, Shaped brads, glue pen, 3D foam, eyelets, crop a dile II, yummy adhesive gems.
And while I'm at it I thought I would show you these three for 2S4Y DT Application that I tried! Click on the images to get a close look!

I have created cards for both Kazan and Laura's sketches, they were wonderful to work to!

Materials for both:
Paper: BG archaic collection, brownie 2tones card, cream card,
Nestabilities- squares, Sizzix - heart,snowflakes,ornate frame,circles,neon mini. Cut'bg - stamp,
'Pretty Birds' Unmounted Rubber Stamp Set from the KIM HUGHES COLLECTION, 'Lined Paper Backgrounder' Rubber Stamp, Inkadinkadoo Birds Galore, PTI Butterfly Kisses.
Ink: Versamark, Primary Colourbox, Sakura stardust pen,Other: Double sided adhesive sheet, Orange fun flock Stampendous, ribbon, Glossy accents, gromlets, flat backed gems, 3D foam.

Thanks for stopping by, quite a big upload for me, and I have loads more to show you! HuGs Kim x

Thursday, August 21

Flower Wrap

Well it's been a week since I've posted anything on my blog, not that I haven't been crafting just didn't want to ruin any surprises! This card I thought would be perfect for the challenge over at DCM...

It’s a Wrap

No, not the kind stuffed with Chicken & Cesar Salad or the woolly kind you put around your shoulders to keep you warm, mind you, the way our summer is going I think we could all do with one of those!I would like you to give your card a coat made of acetate, vellum or anything for that matter.As long as it ‘wraps’ around the outside of your card, anything goes!

I experimented a bit with this card, very pleased with the flower, It's die cut and I've coloured over with my copic markers and then blended and textured with alcohol blending solution and Tim Holtz blending thingy!

Click the images to get a close up! Instead of just sticking the flower to the front of card I decided to use adhesive Velcro dots! I think this was a first using my gromlets too! The rest of acetate is stamped with white staz on!


Paper: BG boxer, Acetate, white card,

Die's: Nestabilities squares, Sizzix Daisies,

Stamps: Basic Grey Clear Stamp Set - Flourish Edges

Ink: Staz On white, Copic markers, Alcohol blending solution,

Other: Glossy accents, Tim's blending thingy, glue pen, velcro dots, 3D foam, gromlets, crop a dile, yummy adhesive gems.

Thanks for stopping by! BiG HuGs and hopefully I won't leave it to long for the next post!

Wednesday, August 13

Give A Man A Fish Thanks

This weeks challenge over at Arty Girlz is 'no patterned paper' eek but don't panic too much because this doesn't mean that you can't make your own patterned paper using stamps or doodling or from other resources etc it just means NO shop bought designer patterned paper so go and have fun :)

Didn't colour the image in, as I wanted to make a quick card! The grass and ladybirds are die cut, (easy) I filled the water in with clear Gelly glaze pen, it really gives a wonderful watery reflection! This is a great statement, makes me laugh! It's so true!

click to enlarge
Paper: No Patterned, DCWV Texture stack, Bluebell 2tones,
Die's: Sizzix grass,
Stamps: See D's gone fishin, Fishing personal impressions, PTI mixed messages,
Ink: Black Staz On, Colourbox creamy brown
Other: Clear & black Glaze pen, 3D foam.
Thanks for visiting, have a good day! HuGs Kim x

Tuesday, August 12

Scrumdiddlyumptious Cup Cake

The challenge over at Daring Cardmakers is Scrumdiddlyumptious, All things foodie - feature a food you associate with summer and sunny days (just to remind us of those summer feelings)
We're looking forward to drooling over strawberries and cream, ice cream sundaes, and long, cool cocktails - we're sure you'll make our mouths water with your delicious cards,

OK it's not a very summery food but this year we haven't had much of a summer to celebrate about! So... we all love cupcakes and you can have them all year round. Cover them in summery colours and you're nearly there, it's a little cup of treats!

click images for close up

Paper: PM retro flower, 2tones banana card, DCWV textured stack,
Die's: Nestabilities circles, sizzix ice cream, Cb'g corner.
Other: flat gems, clear stardust pen, sanding, 3D foam.

Thanks for stopping by! HuGs Kim x
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