Friday, July 31, 2009

Just Magnolia week 16 - Distressing....


Hello,

I hope your week has been a good one and that you are looking forward to the weekend. We have a new challenge for you over at Just Magnolia. This week's challenge is one of my favorites Distressing. So loved doing this challenge and you should see the rest of the teams work just so gorgeous.

I have coloured my image with distress inks. I have distressed my background and papers with old paper and frayed burlap. I have also sprayed glimmer mist onto my card oh I just love this gorgeous effect here is a close up so you can see the fabulous glimmer.

I have added frayed burlap to my flowers and heart. I have also distressed my grungeboard hinge using distress embossing powder. The leaves have been punched out using my new Martha Stewart punch on I love my new purchase might have to be getting some more of these.

Well thank you so much for looking and have a wonderful weekend!

love
kim x

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Awards....

Hello,

I have been sent these awards by two very lovely ladies. Thank you so much I really appreciate you passing these onto me.

This is from Gisela

This is from Tracey

I would like to pass these onto everyone who visits my blog as a big thank you for all your wonderful support.

love
kim x

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Surfing Tilda Magnolia DT card.........

Good Morning,

I hope your week is going well. Today I have a card using the new soon to be released Summer Lazy Days collection from Magnolia. I have coloured my image with distress inks. I have added some stickles and I have stamped the sun with versamark and then brushed some perfect pearl powder over this to give a shimmery sun. All the papers and detail were in my Magnolia DT kit.

Thank you so much for looking!

love
kim x

Monday, July 27, 2009

Jungle Tilda.........


Hello,

I hope you all had a great weekend. I would like to say a very big thank you to everyone who came and said hello at my demo and classes at Crafts U Love. It was a joy to see you all. You are just so very lovely and it made my weekend! A very big thank you to Paula and Geoff and all the staff at CUL who really looked after me big hugs!

This is one of the cards I made for my demo. I coloured Tilda and the hummingbirds with distress inks. I also sprayed the birds with glimmer mist. I have distressed around the edge of the flowers with tattered rose. The corner dots are liquid pearls.

Thank you so much for looking.

love
kim x

Friday, July 24, 2009

Just Magnolia week 15 - Tab's Sketch....




Hello,

Today we start a new challenge at Just Magnolia. This week we have a sketch to follow by the most brilliantly talented Tab.


I have coloured my image with distress inks and have distressed the background with tattered rose. I have masked my image and stamped the Magnolia flowers in the background and added stickles for some sparkle. I used Tim's distressing tool on the edges of my paper and distressed with vintage photo. I have stamped onto one of my flowers polka dots and and distressed with vintage photo. The heart is a little punched shape.

Well, I wish you all a most wonderful weekend. Claire and I say a very big thank you for all your get well wishes for baby Isabella. She is so much better now you would not believe it. So sending big hugs from us to you all, your support meant so much. Thank you for looking!

love
kim x

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Summer Days Magnolia DT card...



Hello,

I have made a card today with a new image sent to me in my Magnolia Summer Lazy Days DT kit. She is just so adorable I really loved inking her up and colouring her. I used distress inks and added stickles to the flowers. I have distressed the background with broken china. The flowers are sprayed with glimmer mist. I have quickutzed the leaves.

I would like to say a very big thank you to these fabulous sweet girls for sending me these awards. I am so thrilled that you have thought of me big hugs to you.

This is from Alina, Annacarin.




I would like to pass these onto everyone who visits my blog you are so very lovely and I treasure all of your comments so much thank you!

Before I go. An update on my Saturday baby sitting 10 week baby Isabella. Poor baby was not happy at all, couldn't put her down at all, crying, then sick all over me. We didn't realise she had swine flu. Poor Claire has been out of her mind with worry trying to get the temperature down. Just as she was on the cusp of going to hospital it broke and I am so very happy to report she is on the mend now.

Thank you so much for looking.

love
kim x



Saturday, July 18, 2009

A Sketch by Camilla....




Hello,

I have made a card today as I wanted to join in the stunningly talented Camilla's competition she is holding on her blog. I so loved using your sketch Camilla thank you so much it was wonderful to work with.

I have coloured my image with distress inks. The background is distressed with antique linen and frayed burlap. I have also added some frayed burlap to my flowers.

Thank you so much for looking and I hope you are enjoying you day!

love
kim x

Friday, July 17, 2009

Just Magnolia week 14 - Buttons




Hello,

Hope you are all well. Nearly at the weekend now! Today we have the start of a new challenge at Just Magnolia. The theme this week is buttons. I have coloured my image with distress inks and added some stickle glue for a little sparkle. The background is distressed with mustard seed and broken china. I have quickutzed my flowers and distressed them with frayed burlap. My fellow dt have made the most beautiful cards so please do go a have a look you won't be disapointed.


Well I wish you all a wonderful weekend. We are having a birthday celebration for my amazing daughter Claire. I will be babysitting for the first time baby Isabella keep your fingers crossed for me!

love
kim x

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Tilda's Adventure.....




Hello,

I have made a card today using images from the new Magnolia's Pet Collection.

I have coloured my card with distress inks. I have masked Jungle Tilda and stamped the waterfall background behind her. Then after I had coloured my card I masked Tilda again and sprayed glimmer mist over the background to give a soft shimmer effect. I added some stickle glue for a bit more sparkle too.

I have distressed the background with broken china and frayed burlap. The rest of the papers are distressed with frayed burlap.

Thank you so much for looking!

love
kim x

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Second Monthly Challenge Just Magnolia Altered Paper Bag....




Hello,

I hope you are all well and enjoying the start to your week. Today we have the start of a new challenge on our Second Monthly Challenge at Just Magnolia. We were given the idea by our very own amazingly talented Rach to alter a paper bag. Well, panic or what! This is what I came up with and in the end I really enjoyed myself. So, thank you so much Rach for your brilliant idea.

The front of my bag I coloured my image with distress inks and distressed the background with antique linen and frayed burlap. I stamped my borders with frayed burlap too. I used the nestie die cut for my sentiment. I have distressed my flowers with frayed burlap .





These are pages from the inside. Again I have coloured with distress inks and added ribbon and lace to my layers.



These are the tags that I have tucked inside my bag. I cut some bazzill for my tag shape and distressed everything with antique linen and frayed burlap. The heart I have distressed with frayed burlap and then sprayed with glimmer mist.


This is the back of my bag I die cut my shape from my nesties and sprayed the background with glimmer mist. I then stamped onto vellum and cut out my butterfly then ran this through the cuttlebug to emboss it. Finally adding some stickle glue for glitter.

Well thank you so much for looking and I wish you all a wonderful week. Please do go and have a look at the rest of the DT's work it is just amazingly fabulous you will be overloaded with inspiration!

love
kim x

Monday, July 13, 2009

Some awards....

Hello,

I have had the great pleasure in receiving awards from three wonderful bloggers.

This is from the extraordinarily lovely Solveig and gorgeous Merethe.


This from the wonderfully sweet Suze.


Thank you so much for passing these onto me I am very honoured that you have thought of me.

I would like to pass these onto everyone who visits my blog as a very big thankyou.

love
kim x

Friday, July 10, 2009

Just Magnolia week 13 - Mina's Sketch....


Good Morning,

Such a beautiful morning here today and a new challenge for Just Magnolia. We have a gorgeous sketch by the fabulous Mina this week. Thank you so much Mina this was just wonderful to work with and will love using this again. Do go and see the other amazing dt cards using Mina's sketch they are just too delicious!



I have coloured my card with distress inks. I masked my little cutie from the Magnolia 09 Summer Kit and have her sitting on a beach breaker. The background is distressed with antique linen and frayed burlap. I have mounted her on a nestie die cut. I have distressed my papers with Tim's distressing tool and edged them with frayed burlap. I 3d the butterflies and heart and added some stickles for some glitter.

I wish you all a wonderful weekend and thank you so much for looking and thank you all so much for your heart warming comments. I can't tell you how much I appreciate them I am so very fortunate and love to be a part of this wonderful crafting blogland that we all belong to.

love
kim x

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Terrific Tuesday....


Hello,

Hope you are all ok. I was so happy to receive the Summer Kit from Magnolia and couldn't wait to ink them up. I have coloured my image with distress inks. Then added stickles for some sprinkly spronkly. I have distressed the background with antique linen, tattered rose and frayed burlap.

I have taken a picture of my precious girls to share with you. Isabella is two months and is a little angel.


Have a great day and thank you so much for looking.

love
kim x

Friday, July 3, 2009

Just Magnolia week 12 - So Charming.....


Hello,

I hope everyone is well. Boy oh boy how hot was it last night. So not used to this crazy heat and my poor dogs they are panting for Britian!

Today we have the start of a new challenge at Just Magnolia. The theme this week is So Charming. The dt have made the most fabulous cards so please go and see you will be totally inspired. I have coloured my image with distress inks. The background is distressed with weathered wood and frayed burlap. I have die cut my image using my nesties.

I wish you all a wonderful weekend!

love
kim x