Friday, October 30, 2009

Just Magnolia - Monochrome......



Hello,

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

We are starting a new challenge today at Just Magnolia and the theme this week is Monochrome. I have chosen to use shades of brown for my card. Do go and check out the rest of the DT their cards are to die for!

I have coloured my Magnolia image with distress inks. I have distressed the background with antique linen and vintage photo. I have sprayed my flowers and paper with glimmer mist and distressed the edges of flowers and paper with vintage photo.



I have been so honoured to receive an award from Jane and would like to thank you so much Jane for thinking of me. Jane makes the most delicious cards ever! So do go and say hello you will not be disappointed. Unfortunately, I am unable to download the award picture so sorry.

Well, I wish you all a wonderful weekend and I would like to say a humongous thank you to everyone who has left me comments they are so appreciated and mean so much to me so thank you!

love
kim x

inks used
skin - antique linen and tattered rose
clothes - antique linen, vintage photo
parcel - frayed burlap
hair - brushed corduroy
black soot for shading


Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Simon Says....All That Sparkles!





Hello,

Hope that you are well. There is a new challenge at Simon Says Stamp. The theme this week is All That Sparkles. Well, I just love this challenge as I totally love my sprinkly spronkly on my cards! Heidi is offering this fabulous prize plus free p & p!


I have coloured my image with distress inks. I have added stickle glue star dust to my image, swirls and flowers.

I have edged my Magnolia papers with vintage photo. Then using glue that dries transparent I glued all my edges then sprinkled glitter over all of the glue and let it dry.

You will get a better idea if you click on the picture.



Thank you so very much for looking and enjoy the rest of the week.

love
kim x

inks used
skin antique linen and tattered rose
hair brushed corduroy, old paper and black soot
clothes milled lavender, weathered wood
shoes vintage photo
black soot for shading

Friday, October 23, 2009

Just Magnolia week 28 - Martine's sketch...


Hello,

Oh had a little glitch this morning trying to upload my post. Thank goodness all is well now!

A new challenge starts today at Just Magnolia. We have a fantastic sketch for you to follow by Martine. Thank you so much sweetie this was a dream to follow and I will love to use it again! Please go and see the rest of the DT's cards they are stunning.

I have coloured my Magnolia image with distress inks. The background is distressed with antique linen and edged with vintage photo. I have also edged all my papers with vintage photo. I have sprayed my flowers with glimmer mist and added some stickle glue to them and some of my image.

I have added liquid pearls around the edge of my nestie shape.


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I have been so very lucky to have been sent these awards by two wonderfully talented ladies. Thank you so very much I am just so thrilled that you would think of me.

This is from Marina.

This is from Paula.


Thank you all so much for looking and I would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who sent me get well wishes. I am now on the road to recovery. Steroids are a wonderful thing! Thank you so much I really appreciated them and they really made me feel so much better!

Have a great weekend.

love
kim x

skin: antique linen, tattered rose
hair: brushed corduroy, black soot
clothes : aged mahogany, tattered rose
shoes: vintage photo
spoon: frayed burlap

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Simon Says....Get Well Soon!


Hello,

Today is the start of a new Challenge for Simon Says Stamp. The challenge this week is to make a Get Well card. Which is very apt for me as I am a poorly person at the moment. Having a bad asthma episode. I hope I will be on the road to recovery soon.

I have coloured my Magnolia image with distress inks. The background is distressed with tattered rose and edged with vintage photo. I have distressed my papers with Tim's distressing tool and then I have heat embossed some of the edges with embossing powder. I have also added some stickle glue around my card too. The heart has been coloured with distress inks and sprayed with glimmer mist. The lace has been distressed with vintage photo.


The rest of the team have made some gorgeous cards for your inspiration and we have a very special young lady Hanna who is joining us in the designer spotlight I am so delighted to say.

Thank you so very much for looking.

love
kim x

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Just Magnolia Challenge week 27 - Bright and Zingy....


Hello,

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

Today is the start of a new challenge for Just Magnolia. The challenge this week is Bright and Zingy! Please do have a look at the rest of the DT their creations are stunning.

I have coloured my Magnolia image with distress inks. The background is distressed with spiced marmalade. I have used crackle paint on my circle and star. I have added liquid pearls around my circle. The flowers are sprayed with glimmer mist. The leaves are cut out and positioned with silicone glue. I have added stickle glue to my image, leaves and around the edge of my card. The Magnolia sentiments I have stamped with versamark and brushed perfect pearls over this and set with water misting.


I have received this award from the totally lovely and sweet Tracy. Thank you so much Tracy. I am so delighted to receive this from you!


I wish you all a most fabulous weekend! Thank you so much for looking and take care.

love
kim x

inks used.
antique linen, tattered rose, brushed corduroy, milled lavender, spiced marmalade, frayed burlap, vintage photo, black soot, mustard seed.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Simon Says Stamp Challenge - Sketch by Domi....


Hello,

Today we start a new challenge at Simon Says Stamp.

This is the great prize on offer from Heidi to spend in her Simon Says Stamps store.



This week our super talented Domi has made this sketch for us to follow.
I have coloured my image with distress inks. I have added stickles to the flower and bee. The background is distressed with weathered wood. I have distressed my papers with vintage photo.

Thank you so much for looking and please do visit the rest of the dt to see their amazing creations!

love
kim x

inks used
antique linen, tattered rose, vintage photo, brushed corduroy, mustard seed, shabby shutters


Monday, October 12, 2009

Magnolia DT - Halloween


Hello,

I hope you had a great weekend.

Today I have a Magnolia dt card using the new Halloween just released images. Well I have fallen for this little sweet Edwin. How adorable is he so cute! I have coloured my image with distress inks. I have added stickles for some spooky sparkle. The toad stalls and grave stone I have sprayed with glimmer mist. I have added clear crackle glaze to the bones on the sentiment.

I would like to enter my card into this weeks challenge at A Spoon Full of Sugar as their theme is Halloween.


Thank you so much for looking and have a great week!

love
kim x

inks used
antique linen, tattered rose, black soot, brushed corduroy, weathered wood, aged mahogany

Friday, October 9, 2009

Just Magnolia - Week 26 A Sketch by Mina....


Hello,

Nearly at the weekend now! Today is the start of a new challenge for Just Magolia. This week we have a fantastic sketch by the fabulous Mina. Thanks Mina so love using this and will definitely use it again.

I have coloured my Magnolia image with distress inks. I have distressed the background with antique linen and edged with vintage photo. The circle and scalloped circle are nesties. The punched border is a fiskars punch.


Thank you so very much for looking and please do go and check the rest of the dt their designs are just awesome!

I wish you all a wonderful weekend!

love
kim x

inks used
antique linen, tattered rose, brushed corduroy, spiced marmalade, dried marigold, shabby shutters

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Halloween Magnolia- DT card......


Hello,

The sun is out at last! Hope the weather is good where you are too.

I received my dt kit from Magnolia and the Halloween images are just so adorable! I have coloured my image with distress inks. I have also added stickles. The background is distressed with milled lavender and edged with dusty concord.

I have torn and distressed my paper with tim's distressing tool. They have been distressed with mustard seed and spiced marmalade. I have also glimmer misted them and added stickles to the edge. I have heat embossed the scull and crossbow sentiment and distressed with milled lavender and mustard seed. The pumpkins are 3d with silicone glue they have also been glimmered.



Thank you so very much for looking and enormous hugs and kisses for all your wonderful comments. They mean so much thank you!

love
kim x

inks used
antique linen, tattered rose, dusty concord, milled lavender, frayed burlap, vintage photo, brushed corduroy - pumpkins spiced marmalade, mustard seed, shabby shutters

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Simon Says Stamp Challenge – Halloween….

Hello,

Today is the start of another challenge for Simon Says Stamp and the theme this week is Halloween. The prize is a $25 voucher to spend at Heidi’s Simon Says Stamp Store.

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The draw is selected by Random Org. so anyone can win!

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I have coloured my card with distress inks. My background is distressed with mustard seed and spiced marmalade. I have sprayed the purple paper with glimmer mist. The iron fence in the background I have used glue and black glitter. Sorry that this doesn’t show too well but I have had such bad light to photograph in.

The bats I covered with sakura glaze pen. I used sakura stardust pens on the spooky word and spider.

The rest of the dt have made the most amazing spooky cards please do go and check them out they are just spooktacular!!!

Thank you so much for looking and have a great Wednesday!

love kim x

inks used

Weathered wood, black soot, spiced marmalade, mustard seed

Monday, October 5, 2009

A Monday Hello,

Hello,

Hope you had a great weekend. I had a wonderful day on Saturday teaching at Crafts U Love. I met the loveliest, sweetest ladies thank you all so much for making my day so enjoyable. A big, big thank you to Tracy and Heidi for looking after us all.

This is one of the cards we made.

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I have coloured my Magnolia image with distress inks. The background is distressed with tattered rose. I have distressed my papers with Tim’s distressing tool and inked the edges with vintage photo. The circle is die cut with a nestie. I have sprayed my circle and flowers with glimmer mist. I have added stickles to my image and the edge of my papers.

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I wish you all a wonderful week and thank you so much for looking.

love kim x

inks used – tattered rose, antique linen, brushed corduroy, frayed burlap, vintage photo

Friday, October 2, 2009

Simon Says 24 hour Card for Paige Challenge..

Hello,

As you all know it is the World Cardmaking Day today and we have a very special challenge that will last for 24 hours only. We are dedicating this Simon Says Stamp challenge to Paige a 13 year old girl who was badly injured in an accident recently. We are asking you to make a GIRLY CARD and send it to Paige. If you have already sent one we ask you to send it to a child on the Post Pals or a sick child.




We are totally delighted to feature Erin in our Designer Spotlight! Erin has been a true inspiration in leading the appeal for Paige. We would like to lend a hand and help Erin in her appeal and Erin is kindly joining us today for our special challenge. Thank you so much Erin.

I have coloured my image with distress inks. I have distressed my background with faded jeans and edged my papers with frayed burlap. I have added liquid pearls to my swirl. I have used Tim's distressing tool on my edges and added stickles.



You may combine your card with other challenges but remember you only have until 9 am CET ( 8am GMT). Heidi of Simon Says Stamp Store will be giving the winner of the prize draw a fantastic parcel full of cardmaking goodies :-)It must be a new card, not one previously posted to be entered into the prize draw.

Thank you so very much for looking and please do go a check out the rest of the DT cards for some amazing inspiration!

Happy World Card Making Day!!!

love
kim x


Thursday, October 1, 2009

Just Magnolia week 25 - Special Monthly Challenge - Flowers....



Hello,

Can you believe that it is Friday already and October! Wow this year is so speedy!

Today we have the start of a new Monthly challenge at Just Magnolia. Which is sponsored by Heidi at Simon Says Stamps. The prize is a gift voucher of $50 to spend in the store.

The challenge for this month is to use a Handmade flower on your project and a Magnolia image.

We have the honour of Michele of My Little Space on the WWW giving us an amazing tutorial on how to make her stunning Handmade flowers. Thank you so much Michele you are truly talented and have given me so much inspiration!

I didn't have any punches to make my flower. So I stamped a flower image onto grungepaper and cut it out. Then I distressed it with fired brick and sprayed it with glimmer mist. After I made my flower I then added distress stickles to the petals. The tutorial I found to make my flower is here and it is by the most amazingly inspirational Wendy Vecchi.

I have coloured my image with distress inks. I masked Tilda onto the rolling pin. The background is distressed with tattered rose. I have added some stickles. I have used some liquid pearls on my swirl. The papers are distressed around the edges with vintage photo.



The Just Magnolia dt have made the most stunning creations and out of this world flowers please do go and check them out!

Thank you so very much for looking and I wish you all a wonderful weekend. I will be teaching at Crafts U Love tomorrow and I am so looking forward to meeting up with some fantastic crafters!

love
kim x

inks used - tattered rose, antique linen, brushed corduroy, weathered wood, milled lavender and black soot for shading.