Sunday, 19 April 2015

He's my Hero

Evening Everyone
The house is usual very quiet in the morning when I am getting ready for work, so I was a little curious on Friday as to what was going on upstairs in the twins room.
All was revealed as I left the house. My grandson Ciaran peered over the banisters as I opened the door and revealed the reason for the noise.
'A giant spider' was on the wall by his sister Saskia's bed.
Here he is posing with one from Halloween.
Now it is a well known fact that we are all wimps when it comes to spiders in our house. Call for Jason, the kids Dad to deal with them, or splat them if he is not around and it is left to me lol.
Ciaran is now officially my hero as he got a cup and a piece of card and put the spider out of the window.
I shall have to make him a badge - 'Official Spider Catcher'.
My Hero.
Saskia thinks he's kinda cool as well, at least for the moment anyway lol.
Bye for now.

Friday, 17 April 2015


Thank goodness that week has come to an end. I've been really stressed out at work so it will be great to relax tomorrow with a lovely class at Davina's.
Another quick card tonight using a piece of Gelli Plate/Creative Palette background.............
Penny Black leaf stamp and matching die................
and a 'Wizardy' topper from LOTV.
I could have done with a magic wand and a spell book this week, there are a few people that I would like to have turned in to frogs.
Never mind, maybe I can practice for next week........abracadabra.
Hugs Kimx

Thursday, 16 April 2015

Let them eat Cake

Evening Everyone,
Where did the sunshine go? Please don't tell me that I am going to have to reach for the thermals again lol.
I hope that you have had a lovely day anyway, what ever the weather has been like.
 This is a card that I posted earlier this week for the daughter of an old friend.
Another fab LOTV topper and an embossed panel highlighted with Gilding Wax.
A quick and easy card idea, hope you like it.
Hugs Kimx

Wednesday, 15 April 2015

Luck, Love, Success

Evening Everyone
Another glorious day here in the Surrey, and I had to go back to work.
Not that I would have been out in the garden anyway, but I could really have done without an extra 3 hours standing at the till. It was really busy as well with everyone buying stuff for their BBQ.
I am reliably informed that it has turned cold in New Zealand so it makes a change for our weather to be better than theirs lol.
Unfortunately the extra work has meant another totally uneventful crafting evening something that I really do not need. So here instead is the other sample that I made for German TV.
It uses another of Barbara's fabulous stencils which I ran through my Ebosser and coloured with dye based inks.
I added some fine black lines,
and some more gold gilding wax, although I'm not sure that you can see it here.
The tiny leaves have been die cut from some of the trimmings using some Impression Obsession dies.
The come in two different sizes, but I chose the smaller ones for this project.
Once again I have used the Boxed Alphabet and some German words.
Must finish now as I have a splitting headache which I need to shift before I start work all over again.
Hugs Kimx

Tuesday, 14 April 2015

I'm hoping this says 'Just Because'

Evening Everyone.
Hasn't it been lovely and sunny today?
I even had to take my thermal vest off it got so warm, and that's more information than you needed to know isn't it?
 Today Barbara was on German TV with some lovely new stencils and a Boxed Alphabet set.
Unfortunately I wasn't able to watch it, and anyway my grasp of the German language is totally non existent  so I even had to rely on Barbara for a list of suggested sentiments.
If I copied her suggestion correctly this should say 'Just Because', but then again I could be swearing at you and I wouldn't know lol.
I ran one of the stencils through my EBosser along with an old dottie one to create a frame and then sponged it with blue and green Distress Inks.
The flowers and foliage are die cut using some matching card stock that I found in my stash.
I also added a touch of gold to the stencilled card using gilding wax and a stencil brush.
I'm rather pleased with how it turned out, in fact I think I will make another as a picture frame which would make a fabulous gift for someone.
Let's hope that tomorrow is just as bright and sunny and that the thermals can be consigned to the drawer for another year.
Bye for now
Hugs Kimx

Monday, 13 April 2015

With Fondest Love

Evening Everyone,
Well it is official.....I hate Mondays.
Not only does it herald the end of the weekend and the start of yet another week, but it also means that I am playing catch up with all of the tasks that the weekend and night staff seem incapable of doing Aaaaaarrgggh.
Oh dear, moan over, for today at least lol.
 My card tonight is another using my favourite Alcohol and Acetate technique.

I chose some nice bright colours this time and added some stamped weeds to the acetate panel in black Stazon.
I also added a sentiment and some peel-off squares.
I really shouldn't moan as there are always people who are having a far worse time of things and this card is being sent to one such friend.
Have a great week.
Bye for now.
Hugs Kimx

Sunday, 12 April 2015

Paper Pieced Tilda

Evening Everyone,
Well there goes another weekend.
Will somebody please slow things down a bit before April disappears just as quickly as the rest of this year seems to have done.
I have been a good girl today and got caught up with some commenting as well as finishing a couple of DT cards. 
I also finished this card for the daughter of a friend. She uses a rather old Tilda and a bit of Paper Piecing.
I matched her to some background papers from my stash and used my lovely new flower die, one of several purchases from my holiday at SirStampalot last month.
At this rate it will be Halloween before we know it and I will be heading up there again for my second visit of the year.
Better get some sleep now.
Bye for now.
Hugs Kimx

Saturday, 11 April 2015

A couple of Cuties

Evening Everyone,
Have you had a good day?
I confess that my start to my Christmas card making has been side tracked by a couple of fabulous new Hobby Art stamp sets which are destined for the TV very shortly.
Obviously I can't share them with you just yet, so you will have to be content with a couple of cute cards that I made for Jenny's last appearance a couple of weeks ago.
I stamped and embossed these cute little animals onto some pink paper and fussy cut them before adding them to the die cut LOVE.
The background was created using an embossing folder that makes this the perfect card for a new baby or small child's birthday. 
I used the same images for this card but this time I used some blue background paper.
Again an embossing folder only this time I also used some die cut string. (Thanks Crafty Lou for pointing out this fabulous die)
I do hope that I can manage to get a couple more cards made tomorrow before the week starts all over again.
Till then, hugs Kimx

Friday, 10 April 2015

Christmas starts here!!!!

Evening Everyone,
Well it is the start of the weekend, and Christmas starts here, at least it does in my house.
I have taken delivery of a rather large box of new stamps which are destined for the new Woodware catalogue which will be released sometime in the Summer.
As hard as it may be to believe, it will be the Christmas 2015 catalogue and so my sample making for the next few weeks will be wholly Christmas orientated.
With this in mind I thought that I would share a few of the cards that I made last year.
They have all been made using the same two lovely Woodware Holly stamps and a variety of inkpads and handmade backgrounds

I had better go have a tidy up of my Craft space before I start my weekend Christmas marathon.
Happy Crafting and have a wonderful weekend.
Hugs Kimx

Thursday, 9 April 2015

Happy Birthday Boys

Evening Everyone,
We have a Birthday Boy in the house today, my Sin-in-Law Jason.
I have already blogged the card I gave him, so here is the card that I made for my Nephew who celebrated his birthday a couple of weeks ago.
I used the fabulous Stampendous Poem Tree as the main focus of the card and then embossed the panel using a leafy embossing folder.
I sponged around the edge of the panel to highlight the embossing and also to add a little extra colour.
A few matching Card Candi and a sentiment and one finished card just right for a man.
Bye for now,
Hugs Kimx

Wednesday, 8 April 2015

Welcome to your New Home

Evening Everyone.
Did you manage to watch Barbara on the box at the weekend?
I'm afraid that I didn't manage to get very much made in the way of samples for her this time, but at least this one got to be centre stage.
It uses the fabulous Tree House, which just screamed New Home Card.
I used the mask that came with it as well as the new Alphabet set and some torn paper masking.
The little bird was the 'extra' stamp that came with my lovely new Personalised Signature stamp so that I can sign my work, something that I have always tried to do.
Bye for now.
Hugs Kimx

Tuesday, 7 April 2015

Belated Birthday Greetings

Oh my goodness, where has today gone. In fact the whole week seems to be disappearing fast.
I'm afraid that tonight's post will have to be a very quick one, so here is a card that went in the post today.
It seems that most of my cards have been very late into the post box just recently.
This one was made by inking this lovely Penny Black floral stamp with a Kaleidacolour Inkpad and then spritzing it with water before stamping it onto white card.
It gives it a fabulous Watercolour effect which I combined with some nice bright card stock from my stash.
I also added some Faux Stitching to the panels and a Woodware sentiment.
Bye for now.
Hugs Kimx

Monday, 6 April 2015

Wings at Crafty Cardmakers and More

Evening Everyone,
We have started a new challenge over at Crafty Cardmakers today.

Mary is our host and wants to see something with Wings.. birds, planes, fairies, insects or even a steampunk clock, as long as it includes Wings
For my card I chose a lovely old Stampendous stamp set which is just full of butterflies.
All the stamping and embossing has been done in white and then sponged with Distress Inks.
I added some tiny gems, clear Wink of Stella and gold gilding wax to the raised panel on the card.
The panel down the side of the card has been created with the individual stamps from the set, a torn paper mask and the same colour Distress Inks.
I did add a little extra colour to the butterfly wings using a waterbrush.

I would like to enter this in to the following challenges
CraftyCatz Weekly challenge - Anything Goes
House of Cards - Add a Butterfly and/or Colour challenge 
Fairytale Stampers - Things with Wings

Don't forget to stop by and show the rest of the team some love.
Bye for now
Hugs Kimx

Sunday, 5 April 2015

A Clarity Tree House

Evening Everyone,
I hope that you have all had a very enjoyable Easter Sunday.
Plenty of chocolate and a nice roast dinner, sounds good to me.
I hope that you also managed to fit in a little bit of  crafty TV and that you got to watch Barbara on the box this morning and then again in the afternoon.
I made this card for the show with the amazing new Tree house stamp.
I put a sneak peek of this on Facebook last night just to wet your appetite.
I coloured the image using Watercolour Pearlex having first stamped and embossed it onto a piece of handmade background paper.
I added a few hills with a torn paper mask to create a bit of a scene.
I think that this is the perfect stamp for a new home card. In fact another of my cards on the show was just that.
Unfortunately it will be work as normal for me tomorrow, so I had better get to bed.
Bye for now
Hugs Kimx

Saturday, 4 April 2015

Lots of lovely cake.

Evening Everyone,
Well we had a fabulous class today, but I think that we must have all put on a few pounds since everyone brought cake. Simnel cake, hot cross buns, cream sponge and homemade Victoria sandwich.
The Grandchildren are very pleased because I had to bring some of it home.
We revisited some stamps that I used to make cards some time ago for a Woodware catalogue.
We used Brilliance inkpads and the 'Wet Watercolour Technique'.
Having tapped the ink onto my craft sheet there was just too much to waste so I ended up with some lovely bits of background paper as well.
I will have to finish these cards off at a later date because at the moment I still have some samples to finish off for Barbara.
By the way don't forget to tune into Create and Craft tomorrow at 9am to catch her latest TV appearance.
Off to bed now, I wonder how many calories I can burn off in my sleep? Not enough that's for sure lol.
Bye for now.
Hugs Kimx

Friday, 3 April 2015

A more 'Girly' Birthday

Evening Everyone,
Have you all had a very good Good Friday?
I can't believe how many Easter Eggs we sold at work today, and they were not cheap ones either being mostly M&S as per the adverts on TV lol.
 I managed to find a slightly more 'Girly' birthday card to share tonight.
 This was made for the daughter of one of the 'Boys' at work on her 21st birthday.
As usual I reached for a LOTV topper and matched it to some papers from my stash.
I hope that you have a wonderful weekend with lots of chocolate. Well it is Easter after all.
Bye for now.
Hugs Kimx