Friday, September 26

BG Distressed

I've been meaning to have a go at the basicgrey challenges and thought this would fit this weeks distressing...
"Right on to this weeks challenge, this week we would like you to show distressing on your creations, please remember that you must use at least one item from BasicGrey, anything else on your creation is up to you"
I could have added some ripped edges and stuff! It looks a bit more aged then distressed!

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Paper: BG of course! - two scoops, lined paper, grey board
Die's: Sizzix ornate frame, flower.
Stamps: PTI -
butterfly kisses, Hero Arts - flower flourish,
Ink: Colourbox - greens and blues
Other: Ribbon from stash, BG two scoops brads,
Thanks for stopping by! Have a great day! HuGs Kim x

Thursday, September 25

2 Sketches 4 You

I actually managed to upload a card for 2 sketches 4 you this week Laura designed sketch#9, wonderful as ever!

I made this quickly and there are a few things I would change, like the size of card and things! I love the swirl stamp and the embossing powder is lovely colour! I punched two butterflies, one with mirri card and the other in thin metal wonder if you can tell the difference?

Paper: PM vellum, Scribble scrabble - Felicity, mirri, thin metal,
Die's: Sizzix ornate frame, punches - butterfly.
Stamps: PTI - Mixed messages, Sizzix - Floral,
Ink: Versamark, sakura - pastel
Other: Evelyn Ribbon - Anna Griffin, EP - Debbie Moore, yummy adhesive gems,

Thanks for stopping by, will hopefully have some more to show soon! HuGs Kim x

Sunday, September 21

The Whiff of Joy Guest Designer Call

The very talented Katharina has once again decided to give herself the hard job of finding another Whiff of Joy Guest Designer well I thought I would have a go with this wedding congratulations card!
If you head over to Katharina's blog and search through her amazing sketches you will find sketch thirteen which I also used for Wedding!
It seems that I'm always turning to this image, it's just so fitting for a married couple, this time I used versamark and blending chalks to give a soft look! I even embellished the inside!

Please click images to enlarge!

Paper: DCWV old world stack, ivory card, pearl
Die's: Sizzix Daisies, heart,
Nestabilities - squares, punches - lace, corner rounder. Cutb'g embossing dots folder,
Out on a limb - Messages, Couple - la blanche, Basic Grey Clear Stamp Set - Flourish Edges, flourish journal
Ink: Versamark, cool peri - Sea Shells, Colourbox - green, moss,
Other: Glue pen, 3D foam, stampendous fun flock, double sided adhesive sheet, eyelets & crop-a-dile, ribbon from stash, yummy adhesive gems, Pearl, glossy accents,
Thanks for stopping by, will hopefully have some more to show soon!

Soooo Loooonng

Well I haven't posted a creation in some time, it's not that I haven't been creating just the opposite. There are a few competitions that are running at the moment! (I've entered six for one magazine and I'm not sure what the policy is of showing before the final!) Anyway we should find out by November and I can show you all then!(hopefully as the winners!) Fingers and toes crossed! also it's been busy couple weeks with my son starting school which means taking him too and from took a couple of hours in my day and then he got a little sick so had a few days off, bit of a roller coaster really. So here's one for the PTW challenge....

This weeks challenge is another of Katharina's sketches!

Love this 3d illustration kit they are the cutest Toread images! I used this weeks sketch with the circle acting like a cave! I also folded some money on the inside into an origami shirt, the little boy loved it!

click images to get close up!
Paper: Dovecraft fantasy, DCWV textured stack,
Kit: 3D Toread special 20,
Die's: Sizzix branch strip, alpha strip, Nestabilities - circles,
Stamps: Dragon stamp on the inside, not photographed
Ink: Colourbox - green,
Other: Glue pen, 3D foam 1mm & tape, thread from stash, eyelets and crop-a-dile,
Thanks for stopping by I do have another post to upload!

Thursday, September 18

More candy

FINALLY Becks has some rather cool blog candy to win!!!! Check these out... They are the yummy Basic Grey journal clear stamps...go check it out, you have got to be in it to win it!

More Amazing Blog candy!!

Take a look at the wonderful blog candy that the extremely talented Bev has on offer...
The equally talented Katharina (of Whiff of Joy) has given her DT members some stamps to give away as candy. Bev is offering the gorgeous Whiff of Joy Willow with Hot Chocolate, and has also added ribbon, crochet flowers, flowers from Poppicrafts and Michaels wedding confetti to the candy prize.
WOW!!! and all you have to do is leave a comment on the post on Bev's blog and post a link to this blog candy on your blog so GOOD LUCK everyone! xx

Thursday, September 11

More candy to enter for...

Starving Artist - is one of my favorite new companies. I just love their quirky designs. They have 4 new halloween sets coming out! Each of them fantastically cute! And they are giving away 3 (one is a combo of 2 sets) to 3 lucky winners. Oh how i hope i win this time. he he!

Blog Candy Alert!!!

Suzanne a member of the Whiff of Joy DT over at Scrap Bitz has some awesome blog candy to give away..have a look:

Head on over to check it out and enter for your chance!

Wednesday, September 10

ATC - Swap, My First!

Just wanted to show the Atc swap we did with our blogging sister's...

This is Mine, I haven't really got into making ATC's but did enjoy such a quick make, although I had the lamb die cut just needed to finish with 3d foam and a few more layers! I've included all the things I love in crafting! Die cutting, stamping, dimension, fun flock, gems, glitter, doodling... well all of it!

And here is the beautiful one I received from Jessica, Thank you sweetie. I have to get myself some of this pretty paper... Bobunny's back to backs Anna Sophia multi floral. The details are gorgeous! I hope the photo does this justice!

Thanks for stopping by, I realise my comments is confusing at the top of the post, just under the title and I've tried to change it, but unsuccessfully. I think it's part of the layout & I might need to go through the script bit! Have a good day, baby's about to wake! HuGs Kim x

Tuesday, September 9

EZ Mounting

I ordered some of the beautiful stamps from Whiff of Joy, They are gorgeous and arrived ever so quickly, Thank you Katharina!
Now there are so many ways to mount unmounted stamps and I think every one has there own way but thought I would share what works for me... so here goes, I should probably try video recording soon! If you have any questions do ask, comments are at the top of my posts!
Yummy stamps arrived... so opened them
You can trim the red rubber at this stage if there's lots around the image!

I place the stamp etched side down on to the non sticky side of the EZ mount and take a pen and draw around

Then use a little sticky dots to adhere stamp to block/lid then ink up with Staz On and stamp into the drawn area!
As you can see in picture below, While the ink is drying I clean my stamp ready for the next step!

I cut the EZ mount on the pen line, you can angle your scissors ever so slightly so there's the littlest overhang!

Then take the backing off the cut EZ mount and place the red rubber in place
I have found this the neatest way to mount red rubber!

Using your fingers you can double check the image with the etching!

And I stamp on the back of EZ mount so I can get better placement of image if I need to and then I can be sure the image is the right way up too!

It's good to be able to see through your block/lid!

I store mine on a stamp ad store panel that's in a folder!

Here are the rest of the stamps mounted! Now just need to create!

If you don't like the pen on the edges it does rub off using a wet wipe!

Materials: EZ Mount, EZ storage

Ink: Pen, Staz On black,

Stamps: Whiff of Joy - Winter Charlotte with cat,

Thanks for stopping by! HuGs Kim x

DCM Winter Sketch

Over at the Daring cardmakers this weeks dare is...

Getting Funky With The Funky Hand!

This week's challenge has been very kindly sponsored by Anice, the designer behind the fabulous Funky Hand - and how excited were we to be able to download one of her wonderful collections to try out for ourselves, Using THIS template/sketch.

The paper was the inspiration for the snowflakes, the wonderful image from whiff of joy, I coloured before hand, I just "had" to use my fun flock for the trim and hand warmer! I wanted to try cutting felt with my nestabilities I'm really pleased with the result... will definitely try again!

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Paper: Dovecraft christmas vintage collection, DCWV textured stack, white card,
Die's: Sizzix Snowflaks, alpha strip,
Nestabilities - rectangles, Cutb'g - Snowflakes.
Stamps: Whiff of Joy -
Winter Charlotte with cat,
Ink: Staz On Black, distress - tea stain, Colourbox - Blue, Stardust pen
Other: Glue pen, 3D foam, Felt, stampendous fun flock, stitched ribbon from stash, yummy adhesive lace ribbon & gems,
Thank for stopping by, I have a little tutorial on how I mount my stamps onto EZ-mount, see if I can upload before Maoleidigh wakes from her nap!

Saturday, September 6

Papertake - Sketch Envelope

This weeks challenge over at Papertake weekly is another of Katharinas fab sketches #28 and this week Whiff of Joy (Katharina's stamp company) are sponsoring the challenge!

Instead of using the sketch on the card I decided to use it on the envelope, the idea for these (I managed to make six in an evening) is to be a little pocket card with a prayer inside for expectant couples!
I wanted neutral tones to suit a couple! this wood paper really is lovely for embossing I adhered it to some card first! This holds the flap of the envelope closed! I have used acetate behind the aperture to hold the embellishments!

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In fishing my boyfriend just has to have the latest in new gear and he is called tackle tart, well.... in the crafting world I must be a tool tart, I just can't help but want the next new thing and I "treated" (makes buying stuff sound more acceptable!) myself to the new Sizzix movers and shapers! Very pleased with them, love how easy they are to duplicate! your designs!

Paper: K&Co - lifes journey, wood paper, white card,
Die's: Sizzix
movers and shapers, flower layers, button, cross embossing folder, punches - foot, butterfly.
PTI - out on a limb,
Ink: Adirondak, colourbox creamy brown,
Other: Glue pen, 3D foam, double sided adhesive sheet, yummy adhesive lace ribbon & gem.

Thanks for stopping by and for leaving me wonderful comments! My comments can be found at the top of the post! I will try uploading more very soon, HuGs Kim x

Friday, September 5

Hidden Message

I Love this card... there is so much going on with it! Lots of New things I haven't tried and as you can see I try lots of new things all at the same time all on the same card but hey! I'm pleased with the result!

I wanted a card with natural colours, and I started with this stamp and thought to use it like an artist has just sketched it! Which of course Elizabeth has but to get this look I stamped the image in versamark so the edges were soft then continued by colouring with my pastel pencils originally I wanted a more sepia look but I can't help add a little colour!

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The Daisies were so much fun mainly consisting of punches and die cuts! The centre's were cut from circles using double sided adhesive sheet (LOVE) then covering with generous sprinkling of fun flock (Love, Love this stuff!) This whole card is quite tactile and very interactive!
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The Hidden Message... I will have a look if there's a tutorial for this on line, it reminds me of a Jacob's ladder. (IF not I will do a tutorial, I think you should always give the unusual a try!) It's not too easy to find the extra message inside but you can easily guess where it is! I've disguised mine with a mosaic of paper, then stamped the message inside! So if you have any questions leave me a comment at the top of my posts and I will endeavour to answer the best I can!

click to enlarge
Paper: BG Boxer, craft Paper, DCWV old world stack, white card,
Die's: Sizzix Daisies, swirly, Nestabilities- rectangles, punches - small & large daisy, circle, butterfly.
Stamps: Mixed Messages - birthday wishes, Sweet Ebony - sweet n sassy, Basic Grey Clear Stamp Set - Flourish Edges, flourish journal
Ink: Versamark, adirondak, brilliance lime, pastel pencils,
Other: Glue pen, 3D foam, stampendous fun flock, double sided adhesive sheet, yummy adhesive lace ribbon.

Thanks for stopping by, I will try uploading more very soon, HuGs Kim x
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