Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Enjoying the Journey........


Hello,

Well the weather is just fantastic at the moment I am talking hot, hot, hot! If you are experiencing the same take care out there. Oh now is the time when I wish I had a pool.

I have made a card today using the images sent to me in my Magnolia dt kit. I have coloured them with distress inks. I then masked the car and sprayed my background with ivory lace glimmer mist. I have distressed the edge with fired brick and frayed burlap. I have also added some stickle glue. The butterfly I have 3d and also stickled it.

I hope you have a wonderful day and thank you so much for looking!

love
kim x

Just Magnolia Tutorial Challenge ...............

Hello,

After much thought we have decided to split the challenges into three seperate blogs as it's going to get rather confusing trying to run the weekly and monthly challenges simuntaneously on one blog.


So, today we launch our second monthly challenge on the new blog which will be based around the challenges that our Featured Stampers do for us. To kick off our new Just Magnolia Tutorial Challege blog the theme is distressing. We would so love it if you would join us and please do go and check out the fabulous inspiration provided by my fellow uber talented dt.

love
kim x

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Stunning Sunday.................


Hello,

Today I have made a card using one of the new Pet Collection images from Magnolia. I am in love with this kitty's sweet face. I have coloured my image with distress inks and masked my kitty onto the chair. I have distressed the background and papers with spiced marmalade.

The Wedding on Friday was just wonderful. To see two people so in love committing to each other gives me so much joy it was a day to be treasured. The weather was fantastic too phew!

Have a lovely Sunday and I hope the weather is being good for you!

love
kim x

Friday, June 26, 2009

Just Magnolia week 11.......


Hello,

Well Summer is well and truly here how beautiful has this weather been. I have made a card for the start of a new challenge over at Just Magnolia. This week we have been given a fabulous sketch by the amazingly talented Bev! Thank you so much Bev this was a joy to work with and I definitely will be using it again.


I have coloured my image with distress inks. For the background I have used antique linen and frayed burlap. I have distressed my papers with frayed burlap also. I have stamped my image on watercolour paper and then die cut her using the circle nestie after cutting around her legs first to put the nestie behind them so I didn't cut them off.

The Magnolia flowers have been mounted on sticky fixers and coloured with tattered rose and covered in stickle glue. The border punch I used is fiskars.

I have been sent this award from sweet Penni. Thank you so much you are so kind to think of me I am so very happy to receive this.


Well, I am off to a family wedding today. I am so happy to be attending the union of two lovely young people and meeting all my family. Fingers crossed that thunder storm holds off for the photo's.

Whatever you are all doing this weekend have a wonderful time and thank you so much for looking.

love
kim x

Monday, June 22, 2009

Marvellous Monday.......


Hello,

I hope you are all well. I did not quite get the weather I was hoping for this weekend but we still got in a barbie on Sunday which was great. I have made another Magnolia dt card and I am in love with this little cutie. I have coloured my image with distress inks. The background and papers are distressed with tattered rose. I also used Tim's distressing tool around the edges of my card and paper. My lace was sent to me by my wonderful friend Vanessa thank you sweetie. The smaller heart is grungeboard and crackle paint and I have quickutzed the larger heart. The flower stems are also quickutz with stickles added.

I have been sent these awards from the sweet Claire Ellen. Thank you so much I really appreciate you thinking of me. xxx



Well thank you so much for looking and for your comments I would like to send a big hug to you all as you just touch my heart with your kindness thank you! xoxoxo

love
kim x

Friday, June 19, 2009

Just Magnolia Challenge - Summer


Hello,

Today is the start of another challenge over at Just Magnolia. The theme for this week is Summer. I have coloured my image with distress inks. For the giraffe image I inked directly onto my stamp using different distress ink pads. I cut them out using nesties. I distressed the background and papers with weathered wood. The little flowers are quickutz. I have added some stickles for some sparkle. The paper and lace were my Magnolia dt kit.

I have been sent these awards by two gorgeous blogging buddies. Thank you so much girls I am so happy that you have passed these onto me. I would like to pass these onto everyone who visits my blog as you are the best!

This is from Hanna xxx


This is from Mindy xxx

Please take a look at the rest of the Just Magnolia teams cards they are simply stunning!

Before I go. I will be demoing at Crafts U Love on Saturday. If you are in the area I would so love to say hello!

Have a perfectly fabulous weekend the weather is looking hot, hot, hot!

love
kim x

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Just Magnolia Monthly Challenge.....


Hello,

Today we have our very first Monthly Challenge at Just Magnolia. The challenge for this month is to alter a container. This can be anything from a bag to a box which is what I have chosen to altered.

Here is my box I have covered it with PM paper and then distressed the paper with vintage photo.


My little image has been coloured with distress inks and die cut using my nesties then I added stickles around the edge.

This is the top of my box I have added feathers, flowers which I glimmer misted and some tulle. I then stuck on some pearl decoration and crafting floss and a heart charm from the sweet and ever so generous Bev (mwah Bev xxx).

I added lace and tulle around the box and then I have used the Magnolia heart lock on back.

Thank you so much for looking and do go and see the other creations that the dt have made they are drool worthy!

Have a great day!

love
kim x

Monday, June 15, 2009

The Next Level Challenge sketch...........


Hello,

Hope you all had a fabulous weekend. So happy the weather was gorgeous here it is just so lovely to be able to throw open those windows and enjoy the day.

Well, how delighted was I when Dawn asked me to be guest designer for this week's challenge at The Next Level. So it is with great pleasure that I have made my card for today. I have coloured my image with distress inks. Which I won in Hanne's blog candy giveaway. Thank you so much Hanne I have been hording them but couldn't resist using this little chap for my card.

This is the sketch we are to use which was great fun so thank you girls. xxx

This is the inside I left a space between my card and paper to put my tag in. I have glimmer misted the grungeboard heart.



I have added liquid pearls on my swirls and distressed my paper with vintage photo the circle I die cut using my nesties.


This is the front of my card the text was again from Hanne just right for my tag.


This is the back of the tag.


Before I go I was given these awards by the sweet Maxine. Thank you so much Maxine you are so sweet to pass these onto me thank you. I would like to pass these onto everyone who visits my blog. I really appreciate your wonderful support and thank you so much for your lovely comments they really touch my heart you are all so wonderful!


Well I wish you all a wonderful day and hope you week is a good one!

Thank you again for looking.

love
kim x

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Magnolia DT Card........................


Hello,

How gorgeous is this weather! Hope it is shining wherever you are. I have made a card using the new Animal Collection soon to be released by Magnolia. I have coloured my image with distress inks and added stickles to the vine and leaves. The background is distressed with antique linen and mustard seed then edged with spiced marmalade. The flowers and the banana peel are also in the new collection. The paper and embellishments are from the dt kit.

Saturday Challenge this week is the theme In the Jungle so I am entering this card into their challenge.

Have a lovely Sunday and thank you so much for looking!

love
kim x

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Magnolia DT Card........................


Hello,

I am posting my first ever DT Magnolia card (yikes). This is one of the new Animals collection soon to be released and I just love them. Tilda is just so sweet and the face of the kitten is adorable. I have coloured my image with distress inks. I have distressed the background with antique linen. The heart and leaves have been quickutzed and sprayed with glimmer mist old lace. The paper and flowers and gorgeous crocheted flower were in my dt kit.

Luca's play was a raving success and he said his lines so clearly and beautifully (Grandma's biased view). Here is a piece of my heart with drooping ears as he just couldn't stay still bribery came into play just to get this shot!

Thank you so much for looking. Have a great Saturday!

love
kim x

Friday, June 12, 2009

Just Magnolia Challenge....


Hello,

Hope you are all having a good week. Not long to the weekend now yay!

Today is the start of a brand new challenge at Just Magnolia. This week the challenge is Paper Piecing. I have used basic grey paper for my card and coloured my sweet image with distress inks. I have masked my Tilda and added the fence and grass and little bee behind her. I have also added stickle for some sparkle. I have distressed the background and papers with weathered wood. Please check out the rest of my teamie's creations as they are so stunning!!!

Wishing you all a fabulous Friday and a wonderful weekend fingers crossed for good weather!

love
kim x

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Awards....


Hello,

Just a quick post to say hello!

Also, I have been given these lovely awards by my wonderful blogging friends. I so truly appreciate you thinking of me and thank you so much for passing these onto me. I really love to visit your blogs to see your amazing talent! Big hugs to you all.

This is from Christine

This is from Fern


This is from Joey and Poppy



I would like to pass these onto everyone who visits me.

This is another digital page I did of Luca. I am going to see his Summer Play tomorrow. He is going to be a Rabbit. Tissues at the ready.

love
kim x

Sunday, June 7, 2009

The Next Level Challenge...........


Hello,

I have made a card today for the new challenge over on The Next Level. I have coloured my image with distress inks. The background has been distressed with antique linen and edged with vintage photo. I have stamped the border stamps with vintage photo.


I have made my flowers by cutting circles out of grungepaper. Then, I have inked this with antique linen, then, sprayed them with olive glimmer mist and stamped swirls with vintage photo. I have also die cut my leaves onto grungepaper and glimmer misted them.


I have used my nesties to die cut the aperture and then the scallop frame.

Hope you are all having a great weekend. Thank you so much for looking.

love
kim x

Friday, June 5, 2009

Just Magnolia Challenge week 8....


Hello,

Hope everyone is well. I have been having a dreadful few weeks with asthma but now am fully recovered. Today we have a brand new challenge at Just Magnolia. The challenge this week is to make a card using a sketch designed by the fabulously talented Rachel. Thank you so much Rachel I loved using your sketch and will love to use this again.

I have coloured my image with distress inks. For the background I have distressed this with antique linen and broken china. I have added some stickles to the flowers. I have distressed my papers with broken china. I have quickutzed my flowers and have sprayed these with old lace glimmer mist. The punched border is punched using a fiskars punch.

I have been sent two awards from three lovely bloggers. I am so delighted that you have thought of me thank you so very much.

This is from Sam (big hugs)



This is from Karen and Victoria (big hugs)

Well I wish you all a fabulous weekend! Please do go and check out the rest of the DT's creations you will be totally inspired!

love
kim x

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Just Magnolia....


Hello,

Hope you are all having a great week.

I have made a card for the Just Magnolia blog. I have also made a tutorial on how I have put this together. If you would like to see click here. I have coloured my image with distress inks and added some stickles for sparkle. I have distressed the background with tattered rose and fired brick. I have used crackle paint on my grungeboard swirl and bazzill heart chip. The flowers have been glimmer misted with silver. I am also entering this card into Simon Says Challenge so much awesome inspiration go check it out.

Thank you so much for looking and a big thank you for your lovely comments. They mean the world to me you are so very sweet.

Big hugs to you all!

kim x

Monday, June 1, 2009

Glorious Monday......


Hello,

How gorgeous is this weather! Hope you all had a wonderful weekend. My Whiff of Joy image today has been coloured with distress inks. I have distressed the edges with frayed burlap. I sprayed the sentiment frame with glimmer mist. 

Wishing you all a wonderful week and long may this weather last!

love
kim x