Monday, August 31

From the Desk of Teach, Cuttlebug Challenge #46 using Card Patterns Sketch.

I have been trying to put this post on for the past two days, how does that happen? So, Dillon will be starting back at school on Thursday and thought I would go ahead and make something for his teacher's desk which follows the Cuttlebug challenge be inspired #46 very nicely, also I bought a couple of Lauren Meaders timeless templates and fully utilised them for this project...

I altered the from the desk of template slightly to accommodate larger A6 cards but went a slightly different route... The back section houses a note card holder the all boxed up template, also altered slightly to fit snugly into the back section. More details lower down this post.

Don't you just ADORE this new line of scrumptious papers from the fabulous Cosmo Cricket? Well I very quickly got my grubby hands on some 6x6 mini pads and set to work cutting into them as soon as they arrived. I then went ahead and covered this desk box in some of the fabulous patterns, the Kraft goes so well. I have coloured the flower and leaves with my copics inspired from the papers and aged ever so slightly with some of Tim's distress inks. The 'Teach' title I have die cut and coloured with distress inks too, they came out so well.

And what desk set wouldn't be complete without wooden ruler and pencils and some little biscuit snack munchies, housed in this adorable satchel bag...

So, I won this X large die when I won a sizzix comp and this was the perfect time to give it some use, I have embellished it with buckles and some ribbon, using some fab Cosmo Cricket papers from a while back.

This is the notecard holder using the all boxed up template, it houses eight handmade note cards and coordinating envelopes. The front clasp is secured using a magnetic snap, fabulous item! I've tried to replicate an old book with worn stitching, mmm with more great paper?

As the title mentions I very loosely used the Cards pattern Sketch #29 but I didn't get it published on my blog quick enough still a lovely sketch... half are hello and the rest say thanks. You know... those little notes home!

Well I think my list of supplies might be as long as the post itself LOL!
Supplies: Patterned Paper: Cosmo Cricket: large selection new and old; PTI: Kraft; Stamps: PTI: Friends 'til the end; CHF - Kim Hughes -'Scripty words'; Bold Curls; Lined paper background; Ink: Momento: black; colourbox; Pallette: white; markers: copic; Tim's Distress inks; Die's: Nestabilities: label1; Circles; Sizzix: Alphabet; XL: Horizontal note; envelope; bag, favor; leaves and branches; buckle; Hearts & paisley; corner rounder; Cutb'g: embossing folder; Fiskars: apron lace; Other: grey board; Big Bite and eyelets; adhesive pearls & stones; natural thread; staples; 3D foam;

Phew, are you still here? there's some exciting news on the horizon so watch this space... Also pop back tomorrow for my ICSketches card... Thanks for stopping by and apologies if I've missed deets that you would like to know more of... just yell! HuGs Kim :)

Friday, August 28

2Sketches4You ~ Happy Anniversary

This is a very quick post to show a card I made today using Laura's sketch this week over at 2Sketches4You. Also Wishing Laura a very special birthday too, hope you have a wonderful time.

Love these papers and just went with the flow, love the fabulous sketch and found I actually made this in about half an hour (quick for me) although the little embellishments I made yesterday from makin's clay (They have to dry overnight).

Supplies: Patterned Paper: K&Co; kraft; Stamps: PTI: Damask designs; Ink: Memento: Black; Tim's Holtz: distress inks and EP; Dies: Nestabilities: circles; Other: Black acrylic paint; gold wax; decorative push mold; Hero Arts: Flowers; White Air dry clay; Adhesive gems; Lace; 3D foam;
Thanks for stopping by HuGs Kim :)

Thursday, August 27

Anyone for Anya?, CPS130, Roses on Paper, Copics Colour Challenge,

Do you think I could fit anymore challenges on this one card hey?

I couldn't pass up the chance to participate in the new challenge blog Anyone for Anya? so.. I coloured the beautiful Anya in with my copics following the Copic colour challenge, then was inspired to use the wonderful sketch over at Card Positioning Systems and the challenge over at Roses on Paper challenge blog asks you to use a punch on a sketch. Phew!

Supplies: Patterned Paper: K&Co; Stamps: TGF: Miss Anya Dressy; PTI: Everyday Button Bits Ink: Memento: Black; copic markers; colourbox; Die's: Nestabilities: squares; Other: decorative border punch; BG: buttons; Adhesive gem; Lace; 3D foam;

Thanks for stopping by I'm hoping to work on my DT application for Greeting farm's Club Anya, wish me luck, HuGs Kim :)

Wednesday, August 26

PTI ~ Clean and Simple Challenge #12

Morning, I have wanted to have a go at a challenge over at the fabulous A passion for Papertrey for some time and managed this quick card the other day...
Challenge 12 - Clean and Simple this week we're going back to basics with a Clean and Simple (CAS) theme!

Well for me this is pretty clean and simple and it is just about one layer too. I really love the idea of these Everyday Button Bits and how fun and versatile they are. Loving this urban prairie papers still and I have coordinated the buttons and simply adhered them with sticky dots.

Supplies: Patterned Paper: BG: Urban prairie; PTI: Bitty squares; kraft; Stamps: PTI: Everyday Button Bits Ink: Archival: black; colourbox; Die's: Cutb'g: butterfly; Fiskars: apron lace; corner punch; Other: BG: Buttons; AC: ribbon; 3D foam;
Thanks for stopping by and thank you for your wonderful comments... Big Happy HuGs and enjoy your day, Kim :)

Tuesday, August 25

ICSketches #31 with gorgeous PTI stamps...

Morning a lovely Tuesday and a very busy day for me, here's my design team card for Inspirational Card Sketches...

Well, Dawn has designed a Super sketch for us! Please go and have a look at the other design teams makes, fantastic as always.
Now, not long before our week away I had treated myself to a long awaited nice fat order from PTI and to my delight it was delivered when we got back. I think it just takes longer to use the new stuff when there's so many other life things to do, so here's a card using the most beautiful set. I had to have this set how pretty are those flowers? and a dream to colour. I used my copics and finished off with pretty gems.
I have cut and embossed two label 1 shapes to represent the squares on the sketch, then I've pretty much followed the rest as is. Although, I stamped the bottom half as I had forgot dry emboss it before sticking on the scallop panel, ended up creating a mask from scrap paper which I punched the edge and stamped through. Hope you get a chance at this weeks sketch and click images for a close look...

Supplies: Patterned Paper: PTI: Bitty dots; Stamps: PTI: in bloom; everyday classics; Ink: Momento: black; colourbox; markers: copic; Die's: Nestabilities: label1; Sizzix: bookplate; Cutb'g: embossing folder; Fiskars: apron lace; Other: grey board; double sided adhesive sheet; adhesive stones; BG: brads; ribbon; 3D foam;
Thanks for stopping by and thank you for your wonderful comments... hoping to get back into the swing of blogging soon, Big Happy HuGs and enjoy your day, Kim :)

Monday, August 24

Stampin chic ~ Be Chic

Good morning hope you all had a wonderful weekend, thought I would share my DT project I made for Stampin Chic Challenge this fortnight....

This was a fun little project, the wonderful bag template is free from here. Thank you Mel.
To finish off this cute bag I have stamped the butterfly using white ep on vellum and cut out. The tag is one I have had for an absolute age I simply stamped a little sentiment on, attached with ribbon and glitter brad. I used a quickutz alphabet to create the txt sentiments on the 6 mini note cards and used 3d foam with white card behind. I have embellished with a little ribbon and some vellum butterflies and I just had to make the coordinating envelopes of course. Click on images for close look!

Products: Stamps: Papermania(TM) CCSR Sentiments and Doodles, Jesse Edwards stamp,Cardstock and Paper: Papermania (TM) CCSR the Big One, textured cardstock, vellum,Colour: Colourbox (TM) white, Heat it up, white EP, Embellishments: Anita's ribbon, Papermania (TM) shimmer dots, metal rimmed tag, Doodlebug(TM) glitter Brad, quickutz (TM) alphabet, daisy punch

So we are hoping that you are now ready to take on this challenge and to Be Chic with CCSR! Remember there is a prize up for grabs for one lucky person as chosen by Mr Random!!!
Thanks for stopping by and for your wonderful comments, they mean so much, HuGs Kim :)

Saturday, August 22

BasicGrey Challenges ~ Week 2... A Colour Combo

Good Morning its time for the next BasicGrey Challenges and this fortnight it's A Colour Combo,
Feel free to use White and Skin colours too and be sure to use at least one item from BasicGrey somewhere on your creation to be in with a chance of winning the monthly prize, and that's it, easy, we cant wait to see your creations have a look at the rest of the teams fantastic projects for inspiration :)

I just love these BasicGrey porcelain papers and stamps and realised the colour combo was already taken care of LOL! I have punched one patterned paper edge then added some faux stitching. I then stamped the bird cage with white embossing powder, I have left it empty as the little birdie is sitting very comfortably amongst the flowers and leaves. The flowers have been die cut in felt and finished with a BG boxer brad. I have hand cut along the lace edge on one of the papers and carried the lace effect on by adding even more!!! And who could resist cutting some of these gorgeous leaves?

Supplies: Patterned Paper: BG: Porcelain; Stamps: BG: Aviary; Ink: Tim Holtz embossing pad; white inkessentials pen; Die's: Sizzix: Flower layers; branches and leaves; bird and branch; Fiskars: apron lace punch ; BG: designer brad; Other: Coloured felt; Lace; EP: white; tracer, 3D foam;
And just a little WOOP WOOP to toot that you can find my last BG challenges card in THE BasicGrey Gallery HERE you will also find some of our other design team members have entered their fantastic makes too.

Click on the images for a close up, Thanks for stopping by and I hope you get the chance to have a go at challenge #2, HuGs Kim :)

Friday, August 21

2Sketches4You #33, Daring Card Makers, TGF Cake Topper Wedding

I haven't managed to do one of the Daring cardmakers dares for sometime now, so for this I have combined the wedding theme and last weeks dare of lace and thought I would use it with Kazan's wonderful sketch this week over at 2Sketches4You.

The wedding couple I have coloured with my copic markers and cut out, I have gone over the dress with my spica glitter marker it's so pretty. The patterned paper I have sanded the edges and inked with Tim Holtz Distress inks to give an aged look. The edge of the vellum has been punched with my MS hearts and I have embossed with victoria cuttlebug folder and adhered to the card under the lace. Click Images for a close look.

Supplies: Patterned Paper: K&Co: Blue Awning; PM: textured card; vellum; glitter paper; Stamps: TGF: Cake Topper; Ink: Memento: Black; Tim Holtz Distress inks; copic markers; Spica glitter; Die's: Nestabilities: ovals; Sizzix: Leaves; flower & frame set; Cutb'g: Butterfly; embossing folder; Other: Paper roses; Adhesive pearls; Lace; 3D foam;

Thanks for stopping by and I will have my DT project for CCSR later... Y HuGs Kim =D

Tuesday, August 18

Inspirational Card Sketches #30

We're back from Dorset and the sun shone for us, the children loved the beach Maoleidigh loves digging sand spent her time filling her bucket up, eventually attempting the cold sea water, as for Dillon he couldn't get enough of the sea and we had to drag him back to the caravan... which he thinks we should live in all the time bless him! I have so missed my crafting and all my blogging buddies so got straight back into it with my DT card for Inspirational Card Sketches...

Olena designed our fabulous sketch this week, and our sponsors are Paper Popsicles so pop over and have a browse at their wonderful site.

I have printed and coloured little girl all summery with white dress and super cute frilly socks. I have edged the dress with my spica pen but it's a little hard to see the glittrer in the photos. Couldn't resist a little button too!
I have seen crochet flowers cover the crafting catwalk for a while now and decided to actually try making one, now it's not the most fabulous and I certainly need some practice, but this is my very first attempt at crochet and I found the most wonderful blogs which will help even the most complete beginner thanks Teresa and Rachel. So I got myself a crochet hook but I only a large one and my crochet is leaning more to the lacy side, to finish I simply put a small button in the middle. click on pictures to enlarge.

Supplies: Patterned Paper: MME: Bloom and Grow; Stamps: paper popsicles: Little girl; Ink: markers: copic; spica; Die's: Nestabilities: label1; Sizzix: bread tags; Cutb'g: butterfly; Other: lace, Buttons, thread, crochet hook, cereal box card; double sided adhesive sheet; 3D foam;

Thanks for stopping by and here's a few little pics of when we we're away, I didn't take my camera to the seaside so don't have any of them playing there. They are of course impossible to photograph and don't sit still for a second... but cute all the same,

HuGs Y Kim :)

Tuesday, August 11

ICSketches #29 ~ Short Cuts

I'm still away in Dorset, and enjoying my little break, having fun with my two adorable little ones and OH Steve. This post is scheduled so hope it has worked and this is Tuesday... as this is the day for my DT card for Inspirational Card Sketches...

Well, Tricia has designed our super sketch for this week! Please go and have a look at the prize on offer too, as we have another Fantastic sponsor for this week by ShortCuts.

So I happened along this fabulous artist blog Maurie J Manning at digital pencil too while blurfing and just had to download one of her beautifully drawn images...

This I have printed in a 'notecut' from shortcuts for my central image, I have coloured using my copic markers and embellished the water with my spica glitter pen you may just glimpse that in one of the close ups. (Click to enlarge in new window). I then layered the finished image onto different card stock and adhered to the front of the card with 3d foam.

Seeing as I was using these adorable October Afternoon papers I thought that their stamps would coordinate perfectly... can you just see the baby boy enjoying those ducks chatting about who goes first to the paddling pool for a swim, LOL?

Supplies: Patterned Paper: October Afternoon: Ducks in a Row; Stamps: free summer baby: digital pencil too; October Afternoon: Ducks in a Row; PTI: alphabet; Ink: Momento: Black; colourbox; markers: copic; spica; inkssentials white; Die's: Sizzix: alphabet; Fiskars: threading water; Other: tracer; cereal box card; double sided adhesive sheet; notecut: shortcuts; 3D foam;

Thanks for stopping by hopefully the sun is shinning where you are and please God where I am too, HuGs Y Kim :)

Saturday, August 8

Basic Grey ~ "The Launch Challenge" Woo Hoo

Woo Hoo BasicGrey Challenges has now officially started.... Check out the other Design team's creations they're fabulous!!! I will hopefully be enjoying our little family holiday today and I have scheduled this post... so fingers crossed LOL!

Well, Tara has designed a Super sketch for our relaunch challenge! Quite a few layers for me but these gorgeous papers are fab for it!
I went with orange and green you can blame the super cute Peter Pan for that one, Tee hee! I have coloured him using copic markers and cut out. His side kick Tinkerbell is also in green and completely covered in spice glitter, so pretty but impossible to photograph. She is sitting in the centre of a grungeboard flower which I have inked in distress inks. Manly flower as it's made in grunge, LOL!
Tinkerbell couldn't be with out her bling, so I have cut the BG bling to flow from her! KWIM? The wonderful Martine gave me this fab ticket stump and I thought it perfect for the theme! I have distressed it with sand paper and inks then embossed the sentiment directly over.

Supplies: Patterned Paper: BG: June bug; Core'dinations: whitewash; grunge board; PM: textured card; Stamps: TGF: Never Ever; Ink: Memento: Black; colourbox; copics; spica; Die's: Nestabilities: rectangles; Sizzix: Flourish with flower; branches and leaves; BG: button; Bling; Other: ribbon; EP: white; natural thread; ticket stub; 3D foam;
Click on the image for a close up, Thanks for stopping by and I hope you get the chance to have a go at this weeks sketch, HuGs Kim :)
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