Saturday, November 29

Ila has some wonderful candy

Ila has some amazingly gorgeous candy up for grabs, you really have to go and check it out!

Friday, November 28

BG Embossing & CPS #92

This is just a quick post, wanted to upload this card for the Basic Grey Challenge using the sketch CPS #92
I always enjoy triple embossing and I used white ep so it looks more enamel (yummy), then rubbed over with gold wax so it shimmers, and continued rubbing gold wax all over the card you may just get a glimpse in the close up! Sorry piccies are a little dark!
Paper: BG - wassail, MM cardstock - moss, white card,
Die's: Nestabilities - ovals, Labels 1, Cutb'g tag,
Stamps: PTI - merry & bright additions , Inkadinkadoo - Tree
Ink: Versamark, Hero Arts Shadow,
Other: White ep, gold shimmer rubbing wax, eyelets and cropadile, 3d foam, Tim's edge distresser,
Nighty Night, I'm off to bed early it turns out both myself and Dillon have the flu and tonsillitis, so not feeling too great! HuGs To you all, have great weekend! Kim x

Thursday, November 27

Bev's Candy

Bev's gorgeous pink candy including a WOJ stamp - ends Dec 4th!

2Sketches4you - Kazan's Sketch 14

There's a great sketch over at 2sketches4you

Kazan's Sketch 14

Paper: BG ambrosia, MM stone cardstock, grey board,
Die's: Sizzix - Accent with flower, Quickutz - Butterfly, Nestabilities - rectangles, lace punch,
Ink: Sakura pens.
Other: adhesive gems, 3D foam, doodlebug - rub ons
Thanks for stopping by, will have more to upload soon, HuGs Kim x

Tuesday, November 25

Whiff of Joy, Sketch

This is for this weeks sketch over at Whiff of Joy challenge...

Fancied colouring in watercolours and twinkling H2o's (so pretty, but it's difficult to see the shimmer in the pics!) I used my long nesties so it's not as close to the sketch because the image takes up loads of the front!

click images to enlarge!
Paper: Flair Designs - Holly Jolly Collection, Embossed card - Black, watercolour paper,
Die's: Nestabilities - long rectangles, Sizzix - Holly, flower layers, Lace punch,
Stamps: WoJ - Willow-with-lantern, joy sentiment, Paisley,
Ink: Versafine - Black, green distress, glaze, Hero Arts - shadow, Watercolours, Twinkling H2o's, gold gel pen,
Other: elvet ribbon, Pretty bling, glossy accents, 3D foam, tracer, edge distresser,
Thanks for stopping by, and all your special comments, Thank you! HuGs Kim x

Sunday, November 23

Cardmaker of the Year 2008 in Cardmaking and Papercraft magazine

This will be a long post I have lots I wish to share,
Do you recall this post?

Well I am so happy to tell you that I won FIRST place in the sizzix category and third place for Cuttlebug category! "Woooo Hoooooo" Jumping up and down with glee my winning letter waving around which I had to read out loud at least ten times to be SURE!

Here is the cover of the latest cardmaking and papercraft which I am in with my winning entries...

Cardmaking and papercraft it says it will be out tomorrow but I have my copy already and you can get it in WHsmiths aswell!

Wow I couldn't believe it I am still grinning and have been sitting on this information for ever!
So I may as well share my entries with you now... I took pictures before I sent them off...

This is my sizzix entry, I used the die of rocking horse and made it rock with a brad and penny which is all concealed behind the frame. In the slide show you can see how it moves back and fourth!

Paper: K&Co - playful? (can't remember), DCWV - textured, wood paper, white card.
Die's: Sizzix - rocking horse, ornate frame, cherish alphabet, pin,
Ink: Colourbox chalk inks, white gel pen
Other: 3D foam, crop a dile, black bling for eye! Brad and a penny!
This was my cuttlebug entry...

Paper: K&Co - Blue Awning, felt
Die's: Cuttlebug - Build a bloom, Tag, Corners, Embossing plate floral?

Ink: Colourbox chalk inks, distress inks, versamark,
Other: 3D foam, Tim's distresser, adhesive lace, blue ep, adhesive sheet,

Okay... so I took lots of photos, because I actually sent in six cards!!! and I've created a slide show instead of this post being super long!

Thanks for stopping by and I will be putting a special blog candy up soon to share my good luck!so keep watch and have a great Monday!!! HuGs Kim xxx

Friday, November 21

Laura's Sketch 13 - JOY

I made a few christmas cards using the wonderful Laura's Sketch 13.

I love the spotty paper in the figgy pudding collection but my pad only has one, so I got to work with my polka dot stamps from PTI and made my own version! I used distress inks and hero shadow pad to soften the edges. I was on a roll and managed to create four cards from this sketch! Well, you can never have enough christmas cards!

The robin is the new inkadinkadoo stamp I embossed, cut and put on 3d foam, finished with some Sakura sparkle and gems! Red velvet just screams christmas to me, so had to add it and this alphabet is delish!

click to enlarge

Paper: BG - Figgy Pudding, MM cardstock - moss, white card, Die's: Nestabilities - Labels 1, sizzix - alphabet, Stamps: PTI -
polka dot basics , Inkadinkadoo - Winter Birds Ink: Tim's distress inks, Hero Shadow, Sakura stardust, Other: Pretty pearls, Bling, stones, 3D foam, Velvet ribbon, clear ep.

Thanks for stopping by, HuGs Kim x

Thursday, November 20

DCM - Get well Bird

Daring cardmakers dare this week is...

Bird, Birds and More Birds

I love birds so I'd like you all to make a card featuring birds this week

......a bird in the snow, a birds nest, a carrier pigeon, a white stork or birds in the sky, or...,or... even big bird!

It's been a while since I managed to have a go at their dare and I've incorporated two, I used a sketch they had ages ago for this get well card! I used neutral colours and distressed the edges with Tim's distress inks!

click images to enlarge
Cosmo Cricket QVC TSV
Die's: Sizzix - Bird and branch.

Ink: Tim's distress ink pad.
Other: Adhesive foam.
Thanks for stopping by! HuGs Kim x

Tuesday, November 18

Debbie's Amazing Candy...

As a thank you she is giving away fantastic candy including Copic markers and cute Sugar Nellie stamps.
This is open until 26th November. While your there have a look at her fantastic work.

Cute Card, Tilda Red and Green

Challenge 36, Red + Green
This week we would like you to use red and green on your card.

Well, I also treated myself to a couple of Tilda stamps and this card is the first time I've ever used magnolia's. This is Tilda with Whirling Snowflakes, so so pretty. I used watercolour and went with red and green which goes with the challenge over on Cute Card Thursday.
The Flocking was done on adhesive sheet which I die cut and adhered to paper, it's so difficult to photograph but I think the close up gives a good resemblance! Made my own ghost snowflake and embellished with stickles around the edges!

click to enlarge!
Paper: BG - Boxer, watercolour paper,
Die's: Nestabilities - Rectangle, label 1, Quickutz - flourish, Sizzix - Snowflake.
Stamps: Magnolia - Tilda with Whirling Snowflakes, PTI - Merry & Bright, Paisley,
Ink: Versafine - Black, Tim's distress inks, Colourbox chalks, watercolours, sakura stardust,
Other: Adhesive sheet, Stampendous fun flock, Stickles, 3D foam, Plastic packaging (recycled)

Thanks for stopping by! Have a good Tuesday, HuGs Kim x

Sunday, November 16

Basic Grey - Making Snowman Faces

I had a wonderful time at the NEC exhibition and chatted to many wonderful people. Lots of inspiration and a few purchases. I should have taken some pictures but it's just too busy and I'm not too good at that either!

Here's a card for the Basic Grey Challenge 11 - One for the boys...

I also used Lauren's Sketch, it's been a while since I had the chance to use one and it fitted my idea so well.

When I saw the made of snow set I knew that it would be great to incorporate a fun element. I wanted to try the view master technique and with the faces changing.

I'm so pleased how this card turned out! Mainly because I redesigned the working elements so that they work in the thickness of a foam pad!

I got to use my new long nestabilities too! (NEC buy) The hat and scarf have been stamped and embossed on patterned paper, cut then placed with 1mm foam.

These are all the cute snowman faces finished with copic markers! Dillon loved them! So he has his own mini version! Too Cute!

And doesn't this sentiment just make you smile?

Paper: BG - Figgy Pudding, white card,
Die's: Nestabilities - Long Rectangle, circle and squares,
Stamps: PTI -
Made of Snow, Merry & Bright
Ink: Versafine - Black, Tim's distress inks, Colourbox chalks, Copic markers, sakura stardust,
Other: Pretty pearl, 3D foam, Big Bite & eyelet,

Thanks for stopping by, will be catching up on all your blogs over the next week, BiG HuGs, have a good Sunday, Kim x


Sharon is celebrating 5000 hits on her wonderful blog, by giving away some lovely blog candy. The candy runs until mid-night on November 30th, when one lucky person will win this fab package of crafting goodies Congratulations Sharon!

Thursday, November 13

Card for a child

A Spoon full of Sugar's - Challenge 25 ~ A child's card

I wanted to try one of these shadow box cards. They're lovely to make and can be flattened for the envelope.
This is for a seven year old girl, but she's not girly girl, so I went for soft colours and not pinks! She happened to get a new kitten for her birthday so what better image! Here's a detail of my dimensional paper piecing, just can't get enough of that!
Die's: Nestabilities - Circles. Sizzix - Trixie girl alphabet. Butterfly punch
Stamps: Sugar Nellie - Sweet Ebony, Kitty. PTI - sentiment
Ink: Versafine - Black, Copic sketch markers.
Other: Sakura gel pens, Scrapbook Adhesives Mounting Squares, Glossy accents, Adhesive gems.
This is just a little tutorial...
1. Cut 2 patterned papers 14.5 x 14.5 cm and score at 1cm and 2cm on each edge. On front die cut circle and (you could die cut smaller circle from separate piece to create a frame).
2. Stamp Image on to white card and using copic markers colour the head, hands and feet. Then using the black ink, stamp different parts of the image on scraps of patterned paper
3. Next cut out each stamped section, then layer image using 3d foam and glue to create Dimensional paper piecing. Highlight with pens and glitter to finish.
4. Die cut sentiment, edge with glitter pen add a few flowers from kit. Attach to back of card with 3d foam, decorate with gems.
5. Punch butterflies and decorate, Stamp sentiment and add pretty gems. Then adhere front and back panel together with double sided tape on to edges! 3D box card can be flattened for posting!
Thanks for stopping by and for all your congrats, I'm still over the moon! HuGs Kim x

Wednesday, November 12

19 days, 11 hours & about 17 minutes

18 minutes, 19 minutes, Since I last posted on my blog......

That's way tooooooooo loooooooong, but so much has been happening and life tends to get priority but it hasn't stopped me crafting at all (just the blogging bits)! Apologies to my blogging buddies for not having visited or left comments but my best intentions seem to keep going out of the window!

So, I could go on and tell about stopping feeding baby Maoleidigh which I just had to grieve a little (such a softy), then Dillon brings endless bugs and sickness home to share with us, so I'm still trying to recover! But paper and ink calls and I have so much to share with you all!

Firstly I want to share a few stamp designs that are NOW ready to order at pink papery studios Woooooo Hooooo thank you Amy!!!!!

You'll find my designs in the Matter of perspective section and if you want the easy option there's also digi stamps! (Well digi is easy and it's really in... All you do is re-size it to your perfect size and then print it out... anywhere in the world, so no postage)

I hope you like them, there are a few more on their way & hopefully over the next few weeks I'll try & make some cards up with them to give you a little nosey.

In the mean time here's a little card...

Materials: Paper: BG - Figgy Pudding, acetate, white card,
Die's: Cutb'g - snowflake. Sizzix - snowflake

Stamps: Basic Grey - flourish edges, Paper Artzy - sentiment, PTI polka dots

Ink: Versafine - Black, Adirondak, Hero shadow - sand, & distress inks too

Other: Pretty jewel brad, 3D foam, Tim's distresser

So, my grand plan is to tootle off to the NEC on Friday which is my ONE day off a year and treat myself to a heap load of inspiration & maybe few new purchases of course...

There we have it, I'm a very happy bunny!!! Don't really know if I'm coming or going at the minute, but in a very good way!
Thanks for stopping by will be back soon.... HuGs Kim x
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