Monday, September 27, 2010

Sweet Cherry Tilda.....

Hello,

I hope you all had a great weekend. It went so quickly here one minute it was there then it was gone! I would like to share a card with you today using one of the new Magnolia images and the new Magnolia dies.


I have masked Tilda over the Magnolia watering can. These have been stamped with versafine black onyx onto Waterford 300 gsm water colour hot pressed paper. The background has been distressed with stormy sky and this and everything else on the card has been edged with walnut stain. The stickles I have added are star dust. I have sprayed the butterflies with iridescent gold glimmer mist.


The tiny flowers on the scrummy Magnolia fence die are quickutz.

I wish you all a great week and thank you so very much for your visit with me and for any comments you leave I thank you with big hugs!

love
kim x

inks used
skin - tattered rose, antique linen
hair - walnut stain, black soot
dress - weathered wood, black soot
socks - black soot
shoes - weathered wood, black soot
watering can - tattered rose, black soot

Friday, September 24, 2010

Anniversary wishes.....

Hello,

I hope life is good with you and that you have had a great week. I have a card to share with you today using one of the new Motivet images.


I have stamped my image with versafine black onyx onto waterford 300 gsm water colour paper. I have coloured this with distress ink pads. The background is distressed with spun sugar and the edge of this and everything else is distressed with walnut stain.

The hearts are a nestie die and the leaf punch is a martha stewart. The added stickles are tiara.


Thank you so much for your visit and I wish you all a most wonderful weekend. Before I go I must show you a photo of the fairy ring down the bottom of my garden. This part is just the bit of the garden where we keep our recycling bin and logs for the fire etc., and then one morning we woke to find the ring. Luca absolutely loves it and when he visits has to stand in the middle and make wishes. He wants to have a sleep over with me so he can catch the fairies dancing around it!



love
kim x

inks used
Doraline and Dexter - brushed corduroy, black soot
suit - black soot, weathered wood
dress - victorian velvet

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Magnolia Doily heaven....

Hello,

Hope you are all well and having a great week. I can't believe the weather the last couple of days here it is so HOT and sunny I even went to the seaside yesterday. So hope you too are enjoying the last little bits of good weather.


I was so happy when I got home too as I had a parcel waiting for me from Crafts U Love with some of the new Magnolia dies and just had to use the new Doily Die. I love it and know I will be using it lots more. The lace detail matches her socks which is what I love about the Magnolia products they pick up little details like that and it is so much easier for your card to flow. I have coloured my Magnolia image with distress ink pads and die cut this with a nestie oval. This and everything else on my card I have distressed with vintage photo. The sparkle is star dust stickles.


Thank you so very much for visiting me and I wish you all a very happy rest of your week!

love
kim x

inks used
hair - brushed corduroy, black soot
skin - tattered rose, antique linen
dress and shoes - tattered rose
socks - black soot
basket and petals - frayed burlap, black soot

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

ABC Challenge - Distressing...

Hello,

First I would like to say a very big thank you for all your lovely messages of support to Luca for his operation. It all went brilliantly and he is home and very happy and it was a total success. So Claire and I thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

I was very  thrilled to be invited to guest design for this week's ABC Challenge. The theme this week is Distressing. Thank you so much for the honour of joining you girls.


I have stamped my Magnolia Image with Versafine black onyx onto Waterford water colour paper. I have coloured this with distress ink pads. The heart and swirl is Tim's grungeboard shapes which I have painted with crackle paint and distressed with walnut stain. I have sprayed these and the flowers with iridescent gold glimmer mist. The leaves are punched and embossed using a Nellies Choice punch. The bazzill flowers are quickutz. The stickles I have used are star dust. All my papers are distressed with Tim's distressing tool and inked with walnut stain.



I thank you so very much for your visit and wish you a wonderful day!

love
kim x

inks used
skin - tattered rose, antique linen
hair - antique linen, brushed corduroy
poncho - stormy sky
dress - tattered rose, black soot
boots - weathered wood, black soot
bag - vintage photo, tattered rose, tea dye

Friday, September 10, 2010

Spread a little Happiness.....

Hello,

Yay! It's Friday and the weekend is nearly here. Hope you are all well and have had a fabulous week! Today I have a card to share with you using the totally adorable Ladybug and Friends Birthday Mouse.


I have stamped my image with Versafine black onyx onto Waterford water colour paper. I have used distress ink pads to colour. The edges have been edged with walnut stain and I have used pink chalk to colour my background. I have made an easel card using the circle scallops from nestablities.


The stickles I have added are Star Dust and Silver Ice. I have sprayed the flowers with Iridescent Gold glimmer mist. The leaves are Martha Stewart punched.


I wish you all a wonderful weekend and thank you so much for your visit!

love
kim x

inks used
black soot, weathered wood, tattered rose, stormy sky, victorian velvet

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Wonderful Wednesday.......


Hello,

I hope you are all well and that your week is good so far. Some time ago the Magnolia and Hanglar teams were invited to make cards for a Norwegian Magazine Ett Trykk. Well, it was such an honoured to be featured amongst these incredibly talented ladies and I thank Ashild so much for this wonderful opportunity it was such a such a pleasure! Here is the card I made.


I stamped my Magnolia image with versafine black onyx onto Waterford water colour paper. The background was distressed with tattered rose and the edge to this and everything on my card was edged with walnut stain. The stickles are Star Dust. I glimmer misted my flowers with iridescent gold. The leaves are quickutz and the butterflies Martha Stewart.



Thank you so very much for your visit and a big thank you for all your comments and wishes for Luca I have passed them onto Claire and she has taken great comfort from them you are all so very wonderful and kind!

love
kim x

inks used
skin - antique linen, tattered rose
hair - brushed corduroy, black soot
clothes - tattered rose, weathered wood, frayed burlap, black soot
shoes - vintage photo, black soot
fence- frayed burlap, black soot
flower - tattered rose, vintage photo, shabby shutters antique linen

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Stupendous Saturday......

Hello,

Here we are at the weekend yay! I have had quite a hectic week. Our decorator is still beavering away and this time in our bedroom which with me being a creature of habit has been so hard. Living in the middle of the room. Not being able to read at night as no curtains or table lamp. Plus trying to find everything that I moved each day just to get ready. But, I am pleased to say he has now finished our room and I can today put it all back together again phew! I would like to share with you today a Wedding Frame I made for Crafts U Love.


I stood it next to a silver candle lamp that my daughter Claire bought for me. I love it Claire knows just what I like I am so lucky to have her. I first of all painted the frame with Ranger's paint dabbers in white. Then I sprayed it with iridescent gold glimmer mist. Then I coloured my Magnolia images with distress ink pads.


I also added star dust stickle glue for my sprinkly spronkly.


I used the new Magnolia Doo Hickey dies which I love! Here is the Swirl and Leaf and the Flower. Which has all been glimmered and stickled to death.


I added crackle paint to the tag and here you can see the teeny tiny stamps that I bought at the NEC from the Magnolia stand which I love to use.



Here is the other reason that I have been anxious over. My adorable Grandson Luca. He started school this week and I was more nervous than him. Here is is on his second day of school on a visit to me to show me his school uniform and I am pleased to report everything was great! ( I love the socks just like my Son used be neither up nor down) As you can see by the smile on his face he is so happy to be a big boy now and loves school another phew! Unfortunately, he has to have another operation on his eyes next week. Which will disrupt his settling in so please say a little one for him that the operation is successful and that it doesn't affect his starting his new school. Needless to say I will be all over the place, but I know that he is in good hands at Great Ormond Street hospital those surgeons are geniuses!

Well, sorry it has been a long post and I thank you so much for your visit and I wish you all a wonderful weekend!

love
kim x

inks used
skin - tattered rose, antique linen
hair - antique linen, black soot, brushed corduroy
dress and suit - black soot
street lamp - black soot, weathered wood, vintage photo

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Motivet 1st of the Month Sketch Challenge......

Hello,

Hope you all had a wonderful weekend!

Today is the start of a 1st of the Month Sketch Challenge over at the  Motivet blog. Here is my card following Stephanie's fabulous sketch! Loved playing with this Stephanie thank you.


I have coloured my image with distress ink pads. Stamped out with versafine black onyx onto Waterford water colour paper. I have distressed the background with spiced marmalade and edged this and everything else with vintage photo. The stickles are silver ice and star dust. The bats and spider are heat embossed with clear embossing powder. The border is a fiskars and the stars are a punch.

Here is the sketch.


It would be totally wonderful if you were to join us and if you don't have any Motivet rubber stamps and you would like to join us  there is a free digi image to download!


Thank you so very much for looking and for your comments which I really appreciate. I have been unable to visit all of you because my security is blocking me as there are quite a few blogs with mallware on them. So frustrating! Hopefully, I can visit you soon!

love
kim x

inks used
cat - black soot, weathered wood, pine needles
hat - dusty concord, black soot
star - spiced marmalade, vintage photo, mustard seed
bag - weathered wood, black soot, mustard seed, shabby shutters, fired brick