Friday, August 27, 2010

Sweet Farewell Tilda.....

Hello,

How are you today? Hope you are well and looking forward to the weekend. We have a Bank Holiday this weekend here so an extra day which will be lovely! I have now admitted defeat on the weather front though :(. So bring on the Autumn and all it's stunning glory I now say!


Today is a very sad day for me as my gorgeous Grandson has his last day at Nursery School. He will be starting school this new term and he is growing up much too quickly for my liking. This is the card that I made for his Nursery teacher Laura. She is just the loveliest sweetest girl ever and has cared for him like he was her own. We have been so blessed with Luca going to his wonderful Nursery Peter Bunny and I will miss picking him up from such a caring, loving environment.

I have coloured my  Magnolia image with distress ink pads. The stickles are Star Dust. I have edged and distressed everything with vintage photo.


Here is a close up of the sweet Magnolia tag die. The letters are quickutz.


Well thank you so much for visiting with me and a huge thank you for all your comments you are so very kind. All the family are coming to me on Monday even my Son who still hasn't come home to his Mother after breaking my heart and leaving home grrrrrr! I tell you letting go is so hard ! I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

love
kim x

inks used
skin - tattered rose, antique linen
hair - antique linen, brushed corduroy
dress - weathered wood, black soot
shoes - weathered wood

Monday, August 23, 2010

Motivet DT card - Baby Dexter

Hello,

Hope you are had a fabulous weekend. I was crafting utter bliss! Having the upstairs decorated now that downstairs is finished and I could sneak into my makeshift craft room as the decorator doesn't work weekends. It is killing me waiting for it all to be finished. But, will be so happy to see it all bright and fresh.


Here is a card I made using one of the new Motivet images. Baby Dexter he is so cute! I have stamped my image with versafine black onyx and coloured with distress ink pads onto Waterford watercolour paper. The sparkle is Star Dust stickle glue. I have edged this and all my details with vintage photo. The stars and photo hinges are quickutz. The scalloped border is fiskars.



Well thank you so much for visiting with me and I wish you all a wonderful week!

love
kim x

inks used
Dexter - weathered wood, black soot, pine needles, tattered rose
romper suit - tumbled glass
bricks - mustard seed, shabby shutters, spiced marmalade
duck - mustard seed, black soot, weathered wood, vintage photo

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Congratulations Sweet Baby......

Hello,

Hope you are well and are having a great start to your weekend. So muggy here at the moment and it was so hard to sleep last night. Hopefully it will clear soon I am still clinging to the hope of an Indian summer!



My card today was made for a sweet friend who is celebrating the birth of a beautiful Grandson. I have stamped my image with black versafine onto Waterford 300 gsm watercolour paper. I have diecut some nestie ovals and 3d them with sticky pads. The border is a Magnolia Doo Hickey die absolutely love them. The stickles I have used are Silver Ice and Star Dust.


Thank you so much for visiting with me and please take care and have a wonderful weekend!

love
kim x

inks used
bear - tea dye, antique linen, black soot, tattered rose
nappy - black soot, weathered wood, tattered rose (heart)

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Ship Ahoy.......

Hello,

Hope you are all well and your week is off to a good start. The weather here has not been so good, but I am still clinging to the hope that it will pick up again before we turn into autumn. This year is going way too fast!


I have made an easel card today. I have used the sweet  Magnolia Pirate Tilda with the background from the latest Magnolia stamp club kit. I have coloured my images with distress ink pads. These have been stamped onto Waterford watercolour paper with black versafine.


The circles are die cut from nesties and the stickle glue is star dust. I have embossed the shells again with glitter embossing powder and distressed these with tattered rose and edged with tea dye. I have edged all my papers with vintage photo, after distressing them with Tim's distressing tool. I have sprayed my flags and butterflies with iridescent gold glimmer mist.




Well, I thank you so very much for your visit and hugs and kisses for all your kind comments you are so very sweet!

love
kim x

inks used
skin - tattered rose, antique linen
hair - antique linen, walnut stain
clothes - aged mahogany, brushed corduroy
boots - vintage photo
flag - aged mahogany, frayed burlap, black soot
map - black soot
fence - frayed burlap, black soot
sand - scattered straw, black soot
lifebouy - aged mahogany, black soot
butterflies - tattered rose, antique linen
flags - tattered rose, scattered straw, weathered wood, shabby shutters, broken china
background - tumbled glass, stormy sky, black soot, brushed corduroy, vintage photo
phew!

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Ladybugandfriends - Sketch Challenge...

Hello,

Today is the start of a challenge on Ladybugandfriends blogspot. We have been given a wonderful sketch by the amazingly talented  Gry-Heidi to follow. I loved this Gry-Heidi so thank you so much!



I have coloured my Ladybugandfriends Elisabeth Bell image with distress ink pads. The background has been distressed with vintage photo. The stickles I have added are star dust. The leaves are die cut using quickutz and I have distressed these and everything on my card with vintage photo.

Here is Gry-Heidi's sketch.



If you would like to join in with us we would be thrilled. All you have to do is follow this sketch and leave a comment on the Ladybugandfriends blog post. Please leave a link to your card. You have until the 11th of September and Linda will have a prize for the lucky winner who will be picked on the 12th!



Thank you so much for looking and I wish you all a wonderful day!

love
kim x

inks used
skin - tattered rose, antique linen
hair - antique linen, brushed corduroy
top - shabby shutters, black soot
trousers - antique linen, black soot
shoes - shabby shutters, antique linen
gingerbread man - tea dye, black soot, fired brick

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Magnolia With Love......

Hello,

Hope everything is good with you and your week so far is going well!


Today I would like to share with you a card I made for the demo at Crafts U Love. I have coloured my  Magnolia image with distress ink pads and it is stamped with archival coffee onto Waterford water colour paper. I have distressed the paper with Tim's distressing tool and edged this with vintage photo and gold stickles. The background is distressed with antique linen. The dies I have used are Magnolia's Doohickey Leaf, Swirl and Lace Border dies.



Thank you so much for visiting me and a huge thank you for all your comments I appreciate them so much you are all so very lovely! I wish you all a gorgeous day!

love
kim x

inks used
skin - antique linen, tattered rose
hair - walnut stain, black soot
clothes and shoes - black soot, weathered wood

Monday, August 9, 2010

Christmas Papers at Ladybugandfriends....

Hello,

Just popping in to say that Linda at Ladybugandfriends is getting ready to release some utterly gorgeous new Christmas papers. This is one of her new collections Light a Candle.


To see the other delicious collections just click here.

love
kim x

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Hooked on you!.....

Hello,

Wow! Can you believe we are into August already! This year is absolutely flying by. I hope you are all enjoying your summer and having brilliant holidays. Not sure what we will be doing but hopefully we will get ourselves together before this summer goes!


Today I would like to share with you a card I made using the images from the latest Magnolia Stamp Club release. I just love this little guy he is super cute and just had to ink him up. I have used versafine black onyx to stamp my images onto Waterford watercolour 300gsm paper. I have coloured my images with distress ink pads. The background is distressed with weathered wood and the edges are edged with walnut stain.

I have embossed the Magnolia Tag die and cut around this and then gone over it lightly with walnut stain to show the embossing. The shells I have again stamped in versafine and embossed with glitter embossing powder and then distressed with tea dye and weathered wood.

The stickles I have used are Star Dust and the die cut stars are quickutz.


I wish you all a most wondrous weekend and thank you so very much for your visit with me.

love
kim x

inks used
skin - tattered rose, antique linen
hair - antique linen, brushed corduroy
clothes - weathered wood, black soot
anchor - black soot
rope - frayed burlap
pelican - weathered wood, black soot, tattered rose

Friday, August 6, 2010

Ladybugandfriends DT - Friends

Hello,

I hope you are all good and have had a great week! More baby germs for me I'm afraid. But, feeling so much better now and looking forward to a crafting mad and blog hopping weekend I have missed it so much!


Today I have made a card using a Ladybugandfriends image by Elisabeth Bell from her Autumn '09 collection. I have stamped my image with versafine black onyx onto 300gsm Waterford watercolour paper. I have edged my image with blue chalk and the edge of this and everything on my card is distressed with vintage photo. The stickles I have used are Tiara under her feet, Star Dust on the image and flowers and Silver Ice around the paper edges. I have sprayed my flowers with Iridescent Gold glimmer mist.


I wish you all a most fabulous weekend and a big thank you from me for your visit!

love
kim x

inks used
skin - tattered rose, antique linen
hair - antique linen, brushed corduroy
clothes - tattered rose, weathered wood, antique linen, shabby shutters, black soot