Friday, October 24


Rach has some candy....
There is of course the lovely unmounted rubber stamp, Melinda hugging heart..(I have made a card with the stamp so you can see what she looks like inked and coloured...isn't she a beauty) there is a 6"x6" basic grey two scoops paper pad, a pack of two scoops buttons, a bottle of stickles glitter, some heart charms and some shrink art plastic.
And while your there don't forget to ogle at her gorgeous creations, Stunning work!!!

Basic Grey Stitching

Late for posting for Basic Grey challenges

Challenge 7 - Stitching

This week we would like you to show some stitching in your creations, it can be faux or real, its up to you, and of course to use at least one item of BasicGrey on your creation...

It's a man card, but I'm not keen on this I must have been rushing, I like all the individual elements just not at the same time on the same card!

I've added quite a bit of faux stitching on two edges! - yummy

Cup cake - yummy

Swirly stamping - yummy

Sentiment - This is the part of the card I like... doesn't it remind you of yummy chocolate? in fact very close to white chocolate dipped in dark chocolate! - yummy

But altogether - Not! (I'm still sending it, so lets hope he like's and is not reading this!)

Paper: BG of course! - Archaic, DCWV - textured,

Die's: Sizzix - enjoy, cupcake,
Stamps: PTI - Butterfly kisses, Basic Grey - flourishes
Ink: Versafine - Black, white gel pen
Other: glossy accents, 3D foam, tracer for stitching!

Thank you for stopping by and thought I would leave you with another sneak peek! Also I would love to thank all of my Followers It's wonderful to know you, and it means so much, HuGs Kim x

Tuesday, October 21

WoJ - Autumn Cookies

This Weeks Challenge over at Whiff of Joy challenge is:


As the evenings are drawing in and the clocks will soon be going back our thoughts turn to Autumn and we would love to see your creations using Autumnal colours, orange, green, brown etc
About time I managed to upload for this challenge with this take using Katharina's sketch #22, using copic markers and gorgeous cosmo cricket papers!


Paper: Cosmo Cricket - jitterbug, DCWV - texture, grey board,
Die's: Nestabilities - rectangles. Sizzix - bookplate

Stamps: WoJ - Willow-with-cookies, PTI - sentiment,

Ink: Versafine - Black, Copics, white gel pen,

Other: Blending Chalks, adhesive lace inked, edge distresser, eyelets, glossy accents, 3D foam,

Thanks for stopping by! HuGs Kim x

Saturday, October 18

What a Rush...

I have had such an amazing time lately, although can't really say much about it at the moment, but am dying to tell about some wonderful news I received this morning ..... all will be revealed in a couple of weeks....

But in the mean time I would like to take your attention to a new area of my crafting....

The wonderful Amy over at Simply Sistas and Card Scents is opening a NEW website called pink papery studios and she has asked ME, yes Me to design some rubber stamps! I am still a bit stunned, but have managed to draw and I have sent a few designs over already! I am so excited totally like a little girl!!! I'm not sure on the exact launch date but will keep you posted and tease with a few sneak peeks!

My cheeks are killing me with all this grinning, way too happy!!! Ok... So I'm super excited... Wooooo Hooooo... You'll have to let me know your thoughts... I WILL keep you all posted I hope you will come and check it all out! HuGs Kim x

Julie's Candy

If you want blog candy, get yourselves over to Julie and get yourself in with a chance of winning lush stuff...
Blog Candy consists of: 5 Sheets of American Crafts THICKERS (cool alphabets I love these!!! I can't believe I'm giving them away lol), Adirondack Acrylic Paint Dabber, Pot of American Crafts Typehouse Numbers and last but definitely not least Ranger Perfect Pearls!!

2S4Y - Kazan Sketch 11

This is using Kazan sketch 11 over at 2sketches4you ...
It seems I've had quite a few sympathy cards to make lately! Speaking of which I would like to spare a thought for a very good blogging Friend Michelle who's mum has just passed away! God Bless her at this time I couldn't imagine life without my mum who's just round the corner from me and I get to see and share life with everyday!

Paper: MM - Naturals, Laura Ashley,
Dis: Nestabilities Circle, butterfly punch,
Ink: Versamark, twinkling H2O's, black pen,
Other: Bo Bunny - Rub On, Flowers - Studio Calico, EP - Black, Swirly bling, pearls, 3D foam,
Thanks for stopping by, HuGs Kim x

Tuesday, October 14

Basic Grey, Blue and Gold

Challenge 6 over at basicgrey challenges is Color Combo... This weeks challenge is a color combo challenge, we would like to see your creations using one of the following color combos :)

Green & Red/Maroon
Brown & Cream
Blue & Gold/Yellow/Orange

Seeing as I won this beautiful paper from the great Basic Grey Challenge I thought I would include it in this weeks card!

I've picked Blue and Gold as my colours there's lots of blue dots and the blue paper and ribbon! I've gone over loads of things with gold gel pen! Love the effect and hope you notice the super cute holly made with shrink plastic, should have made it blue hey?

For the GORGEOUS image I have coloured with copics, paper pieced and used dimensional foam. I have used one of Katharina's sketch from PTW challenge a while ago!

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Paper: BG of course! - Figgy Pudding, 2tones - Brownie, grey board,
Die's: Nestabilities - circles, Cutb'g - alpha, Tags. Sizzix - Holly
Stamps: WoJ - Willow-with-lantern
, Basic Grey - flourish edges, Anna Griffin - sentiment,
Ink: Versafine - Black, Copics, Brilliance moonlight white, gold & white gel pen, green stardust
Other: Blending Chalks, Deep grosgrain, Elastic cord from stash, Pretty bling, glossy accents, 3D foam, tracer, shrink plastic,

Thanks for stopping by will be back soon....

Friday, October 10

Basic Grey Scallops and Sketch

Challenge 5 over at basicgrey challenges - Scalloping
This weeks challenge, we would like to see some scalloping on your creations :),from scalloped borders to scalloped shapes the choice is up to you, and of course not forgetting to use at least one item from BasicGrey on your make

This week we are joined by our new guest designer for this month Emma, why not pay a visit to my blogging sister Emmas blog and see her fantastic creations :)

So I did this weeks scallops challenge using last weeks sketch, I have been eager to use the BG RubOns for some time now and I'm delighted with the result! It's soooo pretty and I'm just loving the colour too!

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Paper: BG of course! - Sultry, MM - sand,
Die's: Nestabilities - rectangles, Cutb'g - Tags.
Stamps: PTI - Mixed messages, Basic Grey - flourish edges
RubOns: Basic Grey Sultry
Ink: Colourbox - Brown, Hero arts Shadow - Sand, Vanilla
Other: Adhesive lace, Elastic cord from stash, BG ribbon, Pretty bling, glossy accents
Thanks for stopping by, I will reveal my news very soon... Tee Hee, HuGs Kim x

Thursday, October 9

2 Sketches, Laura's 10

This is a little different for me, I went a bit out of my comfort zone and purchased this months scrapbooking kit from Studio Calico. The products are gorgeous and not what I would normally go for! And I think it will become very easy to get completely hooked! It's nice to have a little of everything and also something different!
This is a sympathy card I created using Laura's Sketch 10 over at 2sketches4you and the kit, only adding BG and PTI stamps and quite a bit of stardust! EVERYBODY needs a little sparkle!

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Studio Calico,
Stamps: PTI -
Everyday Blessings, Studio Calico, Bg Flourish edges,
Ink: Versamark, Brilliance - moonlight white, sakura - stardust, white gel pen,
Other: flowers -
Studio Calico, EP - Debbie Moore, yummy adhesive pearls, 3D foam,
Thanks for stopping by, HuGs Kim x

Monday, October 6

Very quick post

This is just a quick post to show the card I have made for the sketch over at a spoonfull of sugar challenge, it's a bit rushed so hope you like!

I know, really bad picture, just a little busy at the moment and I will hopefully have some wonderful news to share with you all! so thanks for visiting and I will add the details of this card later when I have the time! HuGs Kim x

Saturday, October 4

Footballer card and Lots of candy!

This card covers two challenges

Arty Girlz - This weeks challenge# 54 is to use The colour RED on your creations, as always interpret the theme as you choose we welcome all crafters and artists to our challenges and 2sketches4you - Using Kazan sketch 10.

I can never do football and when I was asked for one I was a little stumped I even went into Dillon my boys room to search for anything and all I found was a football sticker! Then I remembered that lurking in my earlier stash were some old peel offs! I then coloured to make it black not knowing the team colours or anything!

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Paper: Cosmo Cricket - Storytime, PM Natural, DCWV texture stack, paper adventures Onyx,
Die's: Sizzix honky dory, Cherish, bread tag,
Nestabilities Rectangle.
Stamps: SU - Lovely as a Tree, fiskars mesh roller, BG flourish edges,
Ink: Brilliance white moonlight, adirondak, tea dye distress, blending chalks,

Other: tracer, peel off, edge distresser, 3D foam,

Go over to the wonderful Stamping sisters Emmas blog and Kelly for the chance to win some gorgeous blog candy.
Jenny is celebrating 10,000 hits and is celebrating with some wonderful blog candy.
Also go take a look at these talented ladies for even more candy...
Renata-Oct 8th
Marlene- Oct 8th
Lim-Oct 11th
Jeanette-Oct 12th

Hope your Having a great World Card making day, I might get to stamp later!
Happy crafting HuGs Kim x

Wednesday, October 1

Caardvarks - Live and Let Die and Blowing Thanks

The Challenge over at Caardvarks and the moment is Live and Let Die...
Welcome to "Live And Let Die", our latest and greatest challenge involving DIE CUTS! and this card I created for Emma to say thanks for all her hard work sorting "Troops card appeal" and to wish her get well! Covers this challenge perfectly...

There is so much going on, on this card, I really am pleased with the result, I wanted an aged soft edges to the background and applied crackle paint to the corners of some patterned paper, Let dry and applied white brilliance ink, (the paint was darker than I wanted!).
The Image I have stamped and coloured with copics and glitter all over her hair, I stamped on various BG papers and cut to create my 3D piecing! (loving this technique!) Her wings have been done with liquid applique, then heated , then glittered a little! I've used gel pens and copics to add details to her clothes! All on nesty die cut ovals.
The flowers have been die cut and edged with gold pen, layered and finish with gem. Then the other flowers I've created my very own chipboard die cuts using various different die's. So pleased with how they turned out, it takes a little time but will definitely be doing it again! The sentiment is stamped on die cut tag and glitter pen to add detail, finished with a chipboard die cut flower edged with gold! AND another pearly gem.

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Paper: BG Boxer, PM cream card, grey board
Die's: Sizzix - flower layers, flower layers #4, build a flower, Accent with flower, Cut'bg - Tag, leaf, Nestabilities - Ovals
Ink: Colourbox - greens, StazOn - black, Brilliance - gold, midnight white, Copic Markers, Sakura pens.
Other: Liquid applique, Crackle paint, pearl gems, adhesive gems, stickles, 3D foam.

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great day! HuGs Kim x
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