Saturday, January 31, 2009

The Sugar Bowl.........................


Hi,

The next challenge over at The Sugar Bowl is Love and Romance. For my card I have coloured my image with distress inks. I have distressed the background with tattered rose, worn lipstick and dusty concord. The hearts and little flowers I have alcohol inked some acetate and cuttledbuged the hearts then swiss dotted them. The little flowers are a punch. The circle sentiment is from Aud and the word sentiment is from crafty individuals. I have itemised the products for this card in the labels below.

I would like to add how much your comments mean to me. A big thank you to you all for your lovely words I really treasure them.

love

kim x

Thank you......................

Hello,

I have been sent some awards by such lovely sweet ladies. I am sorry I am late in posting these ladies. You are just so generous to think of me and I feel so privileged to have you pass them onto me.

This is from Lyndsey and Michele
This is from Joey
This is from Heike
This is from Ewelina

I am so happy to have received these awards thank you so much and I would like to spread the love and give these to everyone who visits my blog.


love kim x

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Awards......................



A big thank you to the lovely brilliantly talented Tracie who has passed these awards onto me. I would like to pass these onto all you fabulous bloggers as you deserve them!


love


kim x

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

A Spoon Full of Sugar.........


Hello,

This week over at A Spoon Full of Sugar the challenge is Love is in the Air. For my card I have coloured my image with distress inks. I have mounted this onto mulberry paper and distressed this with tattered rose, vintage photo and old paper. I have added some tiny gold beads. The hearts are bazzill shapes and I have covered these with paper print and distressed with vintage photo.

Thank you so much for looking.

love

kim x

I've been tagged..................


Hi,

I have been tagged by Line to pick the sixth photo from the sixth folder in your photo vault. This is the photo I found it was much to my relief phew!!! I was dreading looking but then I found it was a photo of my Grandson Luca when he was about 8 months. He has the greatest sense of humour and laughs all the time. We call this his friesian period!

If anyone else feels like joining in please do.

love

kim x

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Friday Sketchers.................


Hello,

Today I would like to post the card I have entered into the Friday Sketchers challenge. It is a sketch by Beatrix. Thank you I have loved playing with your gorgeous sketch. I have coloured my image with distress inks. I have used tattered rose and aged mahogany to distress my papers. The grungeboard swirl and nameplate I have crackle painted in milled lavender and then painted the edges with silver paint.

I would like to wish you all a lovely week and thank you for looking.

love

kim x

Awards...................



Hello,


I have been sent these awards by some fabulous bloggers!


This one from Gisela and Georgia
This one from Rozzy

Thank you all so much you have made my day!

love kim x

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Friday Sketchers...................


Hello,

This week over at Friday Sketchers Mumur has given us another wonderful sketch to follow. Thank you Mumur I loved working with this and will definitely use again. I have coloured my image with distress inks. I have distressed the background with vintage photo, antique linen and pine needles. I have distressed my papers with vintage photo. To blend my flowers with the colour scheme I have used glimmer mist. I have also glimmer misted the lace which was given to me by my sweet friend Bev. Thanks so much I love it.

Thank you so much for looking.

love

kim x

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Thank you's...........................

Hello,
I have to say a big thank you to the lovely ladies who have passed these awards onto me. You are so wonderful to think of me. I love visiting your blogs, thank you so much for the wonderful inspiration girls.
This one is from Bev.
This one is from Mumur
This one is from Michele
This one from Jacqui

The rules of this one are as follows

A) first list 10 honest things about yourself - and make it interesting, even if you have to dig deep!

All righty then.

1. I am bossy ( sorry Phillip)

2. I have huge issues with tidiness

3. Cushions they are the bane of my life I am obsessed with them and keep plumping when I pass them to the extreme!

4. I have now become a blogging geek. It has become another obsession with me I just can't stop myself and have to go check out all your blogs. I get up at silly o'clock just to keep up with it (the shame)

5. I speak before engaging brain which can often get me into trouble

6. I always have to do my Napoleon Dynamite impression when Earth, Wind and Fire are on the radio. But, only in front of my dogs!

7. When I find something funny I am very embarrassing to be around as I really, really get the fits of the giggles

8. I am addicted to Indian food

9. My crafting is such a passion for me that I just couldn't live without it

10. I LOVE CAKE'S!!!

Well sorry to be so long winded. If you are still with me then I would like to award you with these awards as a big thank you for visiting my blog. I just love keeping in touch with you all and have met the kindest, sweetest loveliest people ever.

love kim xxx

Saturday, January 17, 2009

The Sugar Bowl........................


Hello,

Great to be at the weekend! My card today is for the challenge over at The Sugar Bowl and the criteria is to use three papers, and three elements. My papers are from Dianes Daughters and my three elements are silver heart, flower and ribbon. I have coloured my image with distress inks. For the background I have used milled lavender, dusty concord and vintage photo. I have added some brilliance white to the edges of my papers.

Thank you so much for looking.

Have a fabulous weekend!

love

kim xxx

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Sketch and Stash Challenge #1


Hello,

Well, I have had the most frustrating time of it! No electricity for 6 hours not funny. Then I finished my card and thought you know, I think I will add some swirls in brown. Not a good idea as I was adding said swirls. I dropped my stamp mid inking right in the middle of my card! I thought I might cry and then stormed out of my room. So today I had to start again but minus swirls. So here it is my card for the new challenge Sketch and Stash . I was thrilled to have won last weeks blog candy on offer WOJ Willow with umbrella. Which Becky sent with the most sweetest card. Thank you Becky. So as this challenge is all about using new or never used stash this was the perfect time for me to use my brand new stamp. I have coloured with distress inks. I have added some blue glitter pen for the raindrops. I glimmer misted my flowers. The amazingly talented Aud showed us her beautiful pin creations. So I had a go at making my own which was great fun. Thank you so much Aud for your wonderful inspiration.

Thank you so much for looking.

love kim xxx

Sunday, January 11, 2009

A Spoon Full of Sugar...................

Hello,

Hope everyone is ok. Today I have a card for the challenge A Spoon Full of Sugar . This week it is a sketch by the fabulously talented Nikki. I have loved working with this Nikki so thank you so much. I have coloured my image with distress inks. I have distressed my background with dried marigold, spiced marmalade, and mustard seed. My flowers I have sprayed with gold glimmer mist. For the spacers in the centre of the flowers I have used gold alcohol ink as the spacers were silver and I wanted to match the gold star.


I have been given this award from the sweet Gisela and the lovely Mandi. Thank you so much girls you are so very kind to think of me.



Thank you so much for looking.

love kim xxx

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Magnolia Vs Stampavie........................

Hello,

The Magnolia Vs Stampavie challenge is in full swing again. This week it is a sketch by Donna and a Thankyou theme. I have coloured my image with distress inks. I have then distressed the background with antique linen, milled lavender and edged with dusty concord. I have stamped my corner stamp with antique linen. I have distressed the patterned paper with milled lavender. My sentiment is stamped with archival plum.

I have received this award from the fabulicious Tab and Mrs. Wonka. Thank you so much girls if you haven't already go see there wonderous blogs.

Thank you so much for looking. I would like to take this opportunity to say a heartfelt thankyou to everyone who leaves a comment they mean the world to me. Also a special thankyou to Marcea and Aud for saving my life in showing me how to enable the enlargement of my picture mwah!
love
kim x

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Penny Black Saturday...............

Hello,

Hope you are keeping warm if it is cold with you. My card is an entry in this week's challenge over at Penny Black Saturday. The theme this week is embossing. I have used my cuttlebug for this and have embossed the stiped paper and used a border embossing die for the top and bottom of the paper behind my image. I have coloured my image with distress inks and added some stickles for the flower and the bee. The flowers are made using punches. The corner is from a quickutz die. I have distressed with tattered rose and vintage photo for the background card.


Thank you so much for looking. I have noticed that you can't enlarge photo for a better look if anyone knows how I can enable this please let me know.

love

kim xxx

Friday, January 2, 2009

The Sugar Bowl.......................

Hello,

A new challenge is born and I couldn't wait to join in. You are to include a Sugar Nellie stamp on your entry and I have fallen in love with their beautiful stamps. They have fabulously talented Sweeties showing us beautiful examples of their work to give us inspiration. This week we are to follow a sketch by the extremely talented Tiets. My entry for this week's Sugar Bowl is coloured with distress inks (what else!) I have distressed the background with tattered rose and vintage photo. I have stamped my swirls and sentiment with versafine sepia.

Thank you so much for looking.

love

kim xxx

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Believe........................

Hello,


I made this card just because. I have coloured my image with distress inks and I have edged my papers with vintage photo. I also added some glitter pen sparkle to the flowers.


Hope you are enjoying the new year so far.

love kim xxx

Awards..................



Hello,


I was given these awards before the end of the year but I have been so busy I am afraid I didn't have time to post them. So I am doing this now.


I was sent this one from Joey
This I was given by Moni

Thank you so much girls it was so lovely that you would think of me I am thrilled to have them.

I would like to pass these onto everyone who visits my blog as I just couldn't choose as I love all your blogs, so please feel free to take them, lol.

love

kim xxx

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hello,
I would like to take this opportunity to wishing everyone who visits my blog a very Happy New Year. I would never have guessed that when I started out on the road to blog land that I would met so many wonderful, generous, kind, and caring people. You all have given me so much support and encouragement that I am truly humbled by the friendship that you have shown me. You all make my experience in crafting so much richer and I thank you so much from the bottom of my heart.
kim x