Friday, August 28, 2009



I hope you are all well and have had a good week.

I received these awards from these sweet and lovely very talented blogging buddies.

These are from Sandie

I have receive these from Hanna, Ida, and Shirley.

A huge thank you I am so touched that you would think of me you are so very kind to pass these on big hugs and kisses!

I would love to pass these onto everyone who visits my blog as a very big thank you for all your kindness and support to me I really appreciate it.

Have a wonderful weekend.

kim x

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Papertake Weekly Challenge.......


I hope you are are well and having a good start to your week.

Today is a very special day for me as I have the absolute honour of being the guest for this week's Papertake Weekly Challenge. Thank you so very much girls for inviting me I am thrilled to join you all, and Dawn it was a such a pleasure to use your wonderful sketch I am so going to use this again!

Here is Dawn's fabulous sketch.

I have coloured my image with distress inks. The background is distressed with tattered rose. I have masked this sweet Tilda so that she is sitting on the strawberry. The Magnolia's are from the Summer Lazy Days collection. That beautiful lace is from the lovely Bev thank you so much sweetie I love it! The heart is die cut using the cuttlebug.

Well, thank you so very much for looking and please do go and check out the cards made by the uber talented Papertake Weekly dt they are just amazing! Thank you so much Dawn and girls for this wonderful opportunity!

I would like to say a huge big, big, thank you for all your comments. I am so very grateful for all your support from the bottom of my heart.

kim x

inks used
skin - antique linen, tattered rose,
dungarees - tattered rose
t shirt - weathered wood
shoes - antique line, frayed burlap
strawberry - fired brick, shabby shutters
leaves - shabby shutters, pine needle

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Sweet baby celebrations.....


Thank you so much for all your kind words and support to me in my last post. I am humbled by your thoughtful kindness you have all be such a comfort it made such a difference knowing that you care big hugs to you all.

I have made this card for a sweet friend and hugely talented fellow dt member Jacqui.

Jacqui has been blessed with a beautiful Granddaughter and I am so happy for her. The love we have for our children's children is immense words cannot describe and I really enjoyed making this card.

I have coloured my image with distress inks. I embossed the background with a nestie and distressed it with tattered rose.

I have used Tim's tool to distress the edges of my paper and distressed these with vintage photo.

The circle sentiment is sprayed with glimmer mist for some shimmer.

A big thank you to Rach for the sweet charm it is just so cute!

Well I hope you are having a wonderful weekend. Thank you so much for looking and take care.

kim x

inks used for colouring
tattered rose,
antique linen,
frayed burlap,
dusty concord
black soot for shading

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Magnolia Blog Candy!!!


I hope you are all well.

To celebrate the start of my Magnolia Only Blog. I have a blog candy giveaway which has been generously donated by Magnolia with a little extra from me. To enter please go to my Magnolia blog click here.


kim x

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Thank you's!!!!!


Hope you are all well.

I would like to say a big thank you to all the wonderful ladies on my class yesterday at Crafts U Love. It was such a pleasure to spend such a lovely morning with you all and you were so patient with me. Thank you also to the lovely Paula and Tracy, who really looked after me and made everything just right!

This is a card I made a few weeks back when Crafts U Love had their 3rd Birthday celebration and I and the ladies had a quick class together during the weekend which was great fun.

I have been so lucky to have received these awards from some wonderful bloggers who just made my day by passing them onto me. Big hugs and kisses!

This is from Georgia, Cathy, Eiglas and Lorraine.

This is from Fern.

I also have some very sad news. My wonderful, beautiful, best friend in the whole world has passed away. As you can image this is a huge loss to me as I loved her with all my heart. She made it to a great age 17 and I had the most wonderful 17 years of my life with her by my side. I miss you my sweet friend.

kim x

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Just Magnolia Monthly challenge - August....


Today is the start of a new monthly challenge for Just Magnolia. For the month of August. The challenge will be to make a 3d card. The amazingly talented Debby has given us a most fantastic tutorial which has been such a wonderful help to me so big thanks Debby.

Also this month's prize is a very generous $50!!! donated by our monthly challenge sponsor Simon Says Stamps how great is that!

I have coloured my Magnolia images with distress inks. The background has been distressed with tattered rose. I have also added stickles to Tilda and the butterfly for some sprinkly spronkly.

Here is the card from a funny angle to see the 3d effect more easily.

Thank you so much for looking and please go check out the other most gorgeous cards made by JM's dt!

kim x

Distress inks used.
skin - antique linen, tattered rose
hair - antique linen, scattered straw, black soot
dress - milled lavender, black soot
blouse - black soot
trousers - weathered wood, black soot
shoes - milled lavender, antique linen
bike and flowers - milled lavender, dusty concord, scattered straw black soot
butterfly - milled lavender, dusty concord, tattered rose

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Magnolia Stamp Club reminder......


I thought I better remind you just in case you were planning on ordering the Magnolia Stamp Club Fall Collection of stamps. That the last day to order is the 16th of August. I would hate for you to miss out.

Here is a sneek peek for you!

Also, Magnolia are giving you the chance to win Halloween stamps and patterned paper's here's the link to go see!

I have also been very privileged to receive these gorgeous awards from these wonderful ladies.

This is from Katinka

This is from Pascale and Tracy

This is from Gisela

I am so very touched that you have passed these onto me. It is a pleasure to know you and to have your fabulous support thank you.

I would like to share the love and to pass these onto everyone who visits me as a big thank you!

kim x

Friday, August 7, 2009

Just Magnolia week 17 - Martine's sketch....


Can you believe it is Friday already! We have the start of another challenge on Just Magnolia. This week we have a sketch by the wonderful Martine. Thank you so much for your great sketch Martine. Please do check out the JM's dt cards they are divine!

I have coloured my card with distress inks. I have distressed the background of my card with antique linen. I have distressed the papers with old paper.

I have been given this award by the sweet Annacarin thank you so very much you are so lovely to think of me x

I wish you all a wonderful weekend and sending you great big hugs and kisses for all your wonderful support to me it means the world thank you!

love kim x

inks used
skin - antique linen and tattered rose
hair - antique linen, old paper, black soot, brushed corduroy, frayed burlap
blouse - antique linen, black soot
top - weathered wood, black soot
shorts - antique linen
socks - black soot
shoes - weathered wood, black soot

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Splish, Splash, Splosh......


Today I have a Magnolia dt card I made using the Lazy Summer Days collection. I have coloured my image with distress inks. The frame was made by embossing a nestie shape onto my card. I have masked Tilda onto her bathing ring the background is distressed with milled lavender.

I have been sent two awards by two very sweet and lovely girls. Thank you so very much big hugs and kisses to you both.

This is from Nancy

This is from Dawn

I was also asked if I could list the colours of inks I use when colouring my image. So here goes I hope you will find this useful.

skin - antique linen and tattered rose
bathing suit - milled lavender and black soot
water - weathered wood and black soot
hair - old paper, brushed corduroy and black soot
ring - shabby shutters and black soot

Thank you so much for looking!

kim x

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Your so sweet - Magnolia dt card.....


Hope your weekend is going well. I have woken to a most beautiful day so I hope that the weather is being kind to you too.

This is a Magnolia dt card using the Lazy Summer Days kit. I have coloured my image with distress inks. The sentiment is stamped out in versafine sepia, distressed with tattered rose and sprayed with glimmer mist. I have die cut the flowers using quickutz. The butterfly and small roses were in my dt kit.

I have been sent this award by the most gorgeous and sweet Shirley thank you so much you are so kind to think of me.

Have a wonderful Sunday and thank you so much for looking.

love kim x