Thursday, 21 July 2016

Summer Birthdays at WoodwareWitterings

Morning Everyone
It's my turn again over at WoodwareWitterings, where this week I hope we have been inspiring you to celebrate Summer Birthays.
 I have used another of Jane Gill's new stamps JGS473 - Mixed Bunch for my card.
I stamped and embossed the image onto white cardstock and coloured it using dye based inks.
I carefully cut away the card around the right hand side of the image using a craft knife and metal edged ruler and then mat and layered it onto co-ordinating card stock.
I create a second card using the same colour combination,
 just without any of the intricate cutting.
Both cards had a little bit of glitter glue added to them as well as some crystals on this second card.
I hope that you like them and feel inspired to create some summer birthday cards.
Happy Crafting and hugs

Sunday, 17 July 2016

Happy Birthday Twinnies

Evening Everyone,
I hope that you have all had a wonderful weekend.
It has been very hot and muggy here which I have found difficult to cope with. I'm such a woose when it comes to the weather.
Still at least the twins have had a grand time on their birthday........fantastic weather and a trip to Legoland.
I actually managed to get their cards made on time, which is quite an achievement for me lol.
Saskia's card was made with some old  toppers that I bought from LOTV.
As I had several all the same I decided on a bit of decoupage.
The circular matt around the image has been coloured with my Imagination Starlight paint.
I also used a little of the paint to tone down the background so that it matched the fairy a little more.
I have already shared Ciaran's card with you.
But this is another card that was delivered to our neighbour who also celebrates his birthday today.
Back to the grind tomorrow, and I really must try and get back to the gym.
I seem to have lost my mojo along with my gym buddy which means that I have to motivate myself! Never easy especially when it is so hot. I would much rather sit and play.
Bye for now.
Hugs Kimx

Saturday, 16 July 2016

Carried away with Paper Piecing

Hi All
I had a very nice couple of days in Peterboro at the end of last week.
I went up there so that I could attend the Doncaster show with a couple of 'Crafty' Buddies, but it also meant that I got to spend the day at SirStampalot with Janice and Andy.
Now I couldn't possibly spend the day in a craft shop without shopping, or doing a little bit of crafting. So having raided Janice's workshop I got down to a nice bit of paper piecing.
(The cards on the left were samples that I left for Janice from my previous trip in March)
I always take a couple of extra days off after a trip to Sirstampalot so that I can catch up on some sleep as well as some crafting, so I managed to put my paper pieced panels to good use and finished off six cards.
All this creative activity has also meant that I am actually way ahead of myself with a couple of cards.
I wonder if I will still manage to send them out late?
Will I remember that I have that special card already made come November? I jolly well hope so lol.
Of course that is the beauty of Paper Piecing, particularly with word stamps where the colours don't matter.
If you cut things out carefully then you end up with several finished panels, or is that I am just too mean to throw anything away?
In fact there was actually seven finished cards cause I used up the piece of scrap card with the first generation stamping on it from creating the background on some of the panels.
How sad am I lol.
I hope that you are having a great weekend full of crafting.
Hugs Kimx

Friday, 15 July 2016

Good Luck with Woodware Witterings

Morning Everyone.
My turn again over at WoodwareWitterings where this week we are sharing Good Luck cards with you.
I have used my Dreamweaver Alphabet and Number Dies to create the Good Luck tiles.
I die cut the letters in both white and kraft card and then pieced them back together giving me two sets of letters.
The rest of the sentiment comes from an old stamp set FRCL 056 You Did It, and I created the flower out of heart stamps from another set JGS395 Wedding Hearts.
Of course as I had two sets of letters I just had to make a second card.
This time I used a couple of different stamps from FRCL056 You Did It.
I hope that you have been inspired by our offerings this week. Why not check out what the rest of the DT have been up to HERE.
Happy Stamping and Hugs

Tuesday, 12 July 2016

Bling It Up at Crafty Cardmakers

Morning All
I'm a little bit late with my post I'm afraid for the CraftyCardmakers latest challenge Bling It Up.
I had the perfect card for it as well, this one that I made for the latest Woodware Christmas stamp catalogue.
The central panel has been made using the fabulous JGS468 Berry Wreath which I stamped and embossed in black.
I have to say that it just screams out to be blinged up which I have done with glitter glues, nailheads and pearls.
The background papers are from a Craftwork Cards 8x8 paper pad Festive Chalkboard which I also used here to make a second card.
I hope that you will join us over the next fortnight, and don't forget to stop by and see what the rest of the DT have made to inspire you.
Bye for now.

Saturday, 9 July 2016

Blocks of Colour with Woodware

Morning Everyone,
I hope you are having a wonderful weekend.
I am off to a craft show in Doncaster today with a couple of wonderful crafty mates, the first show I have been to in years, so I am really looking forward to it.
This week at WoodwareWitterings we are looking at Colour Blocking.
Now I must admit that I had to ask the Boss, aka Dorothy, what she meant by this before I took my routine visit to Pinterest for inspirational assistance :O).
I used one of my new 'favourite' stamps designed by Jane JGS461 Snowflake Flower.
I stamped and embossed the flower onto three diferent coloured pieces of card stock
and then added some bling with Gelly Roll glaze pens and Champagne Glitter glue.
I trimmed the card into matching sized panels before mounting them onto a white card.
The sentiment comes from another, slightly older stamp set, JGS334 Daisy Panel Stylized Flower in a Frame.
Of course I ended up with a few extra bits and pieces which I turned in to a couple of cards.
Waste not, want not lol.
Although this fantastic stamp is in the latest Christmas catalogue, I think it works just as well for a birthday card.
Have a great weekend.
Hugs Kimx

Thursday, 7 July 2016

Hello. Long time no see!

Hi All
I don't know how many posts I have started to write on scraps of paper by the till, only to get home and fail miserably in any attempt at posting them on the blog.
At this rate I will have to post at least 3 times a day to even begin to catch up with myself.
The problem seems to be that although I am addicted to making cards, and even sending them (even if they are usually a little late) I really can't seem to get my act together when it comes to sharing them with you.
Maybe if I tried to write a little less? That just seems a bit rude................... here's my card, bye!!
So lets try again shall we and see how we get on.
These are a couple of cards that I sent out this week.
The background has been created using a handmade embossing folder, plenty of dye based ink and Gilding Wax.
It also uses my favourite Large Fennel stamp designed by Jane Gill.
This second card uses a similar piece of background
 and a lovely Stampendous Dragonfly.
I added some glitter glue to the wings.
Lets see how soon I manage my next post lol.
Bye for now.
Hugs Kimx

Monday, 27 June 2016

Shabby Chic/Distressed for CraftyCardmakers and WoodwareWitterings

Morning Everyone.
We are starting a new challenge over at CraftyCardmakers today, and as Woodware are sponsoring them we are all playing along and I am first to share.
I am also on the CCM DT so you are getting a bit of an early sneak peek of the challenge today.
I always struggle a bit with shabby chic/distressed, so I paid a visit to my favourite place for some much needed inspiration....Pinterest.
I chose to work with a couple of Stampendous butterfly stamps and a brown and blue colour combo.
The central panel was stamped and embossed in white and then sponged with blue and brown Graphic 45 inks. I also added another butterfly using silicon.
The background paper is from a Craftwork Cards paper pad which I have also stamped and embossed with the Butterfly Music stamp and then sponged with a little more of the inks.
I added some stencelling in the background using a Dutch Doobadoo stencil and some of the blue ink.
The leaves were die cut from coordinating papers and then the edges were distressed the same way as all of the other panels, with a distressing tool.
I also added some flowers, threads (pulled from a jute fabric square) and home made Card Candi.
As usual I made a second card from my leftover playing pieces.
The 3D butterfly was created from vellum this time.
I hope that you will join us at WoodwareWitterings this week and enter into the challenge at CCM.
I look forward to catching up with you all and seeing what you have been inspired to make.
Have a great day.
Hugs Kimx