Monday, 29 March 2010

What a busy girl

How time flies when you've been having fun!!
Sorry I've been missing for a few days but I can't believe how busy I have been or where the time has gone to. I told you that I would need a holiday to get over this one and I now know I'm not joking. Lol.
It was wonderful to see so many familiar faces and blog followers during my week at Peterboro, and what a truly fantastic week it was, if a bit hectic.
And who knew that the journey back could take so long. I had a wonderful surprise when my daughter arrived to collect me on Friday evening as she had my two eldest grandchildren with her. They were so good, and behaved beautifully especially given that they spent over 8 hours in the car during the drive there and back. According to the satnav the journey one way should take about two and half hours. Thank goodness it was a Friday, as after a brief pit stop for MacDonald's at the Services we finally arrived home at 12.45 in the morning.
Saturday was another busy one as I was teaching at The Eternal Maker in Chichester. More travelling, only this time with my friend Corinne and not for quite so long.
Then the fun started. Remember Barbara on the TV with no samples for a set of stamps that she is showing. Well I arrived ready to teach Spotlight cards, and having set up I discovered that the ladies were expecting to do Waterfall cards in the morning and Men's cards in the afternoon!!!!!!!!!!!
OMG talk about panic. Still we winged it as they say, and with a bit of thinking on my feet I think I can safely say that a good time was had by all.
No samples to show the ladies however and no time since to finish any for the shop so you will have to put up with some more of the Metal Embossing cards from Sir Stampalot until I get the chance to finish some others.
Sunday was spent working on the cards for Barbara for her next TV show.
I delivered them to her this morning.
I always take muffins with me when I visit Barbara, and so it was just as well that I popped into work to pick some up as I found out that they are expecting me back at work tomorrow at 6am and I wasn't expecting to go in until Wednesday, so I had better get on with this post or I won't have any time to play at all.
As I've already said these are more metal embossing cards, but I hope you like them anyway.This first one is an easel card made using the Magenta (40304O)'Singing Bird' stamp and a very small amount of metal on the bird alone. The colour on this is done with distress inks on glossy card stock. The swirl is by Magnolia and Happy Anniversary is from the new Hobby Art Clear Greetings set.
I have also spritzed the card with glimmer mist and embellished the panel with a Martha Stewart punch and some silver peel-off lines. The bird and branches are cut from a separate stamped and coloured panel and have been attached using silicone.

This card also uses a Magenta stamp (37244J) Joyful daisy Row. The metal has been coloured using Alcohol inks, as has the panel that it has been mounted onto.
The cluster of flowers in the corner has been embellished with a piece of the new Magnolia Chandelier garland. I have also used a Martha Stewart punch, sheer ribbon and black pearls.

This final card uses a lovely floral Whipper Snapper design (AW733) Framed Flowers and Vines. I have coloured the main stamped panel with ink from a couple of the new distress ink colours and then added flowers stamped onto metal with black stazon and coloured with alcohol inks. I have painted the ink on to the metal with an ordinary paintbrush.
The edges of the background paper panel has been aged with distress ink and then crystals have been added to the card as a finishing touch.
Must close now as I have to iron my uniform.
Happy stamping everyone
Love Kimx


  1. Hi Kim
    My friend, Sarah and myself came to the eternal maker on saturday for the afternoon session, and I just wanted to say that we had a fantastic time, thank you so much!
    We loved the spotlight cards, I think this technique could be applied to so many themes.
    Even though we were expecting men's cards, we weren't disappointed as we learnt so much from you anyway!
    Really hope to get to see you again and thank you so much once again, you were great!
    Take care
    Debs x

  2. Hi Debs and Sarah.
    Thank you so much for the lovely comments. It is always nice to get unsolicited comments from people especially when things don't go quite according to plan. It's easy for people to say they enjoyed themselves because you are there in front of them, but so much nicer when you get comments like yours.
    I had a wonderful time and look forward to teaching there again - hopefully with samples next time lol.
    Love Kimx

  3. Hi kim
    All beautiful cards I'm lucky enough to have seen them in the flesh so to speak.
    thanks for the comment on my blog I shall keep my eye out.

  4. Hi Kim

    Was good to see you again, pleased you have settled back into life in your normal hectic style. But I know you would not have it any other way.

    B x

  5. These are great Kim, I do enjoy your work :D The purple one is most definately a Kim Reygate, very pretty work!

    Gosh 8 hours in the car eeek!

    Want to ask well in advance if you fancy doing a special guest spot on our challenge blog

    Its for the end of June :)

    Drop me a mail if you get chance to breathe lol!

  6. Hi Vixykins, I would be honoured.
    Have dropped you a line as I will need help, am still very much a novice when it comes to challenges lol.
    Look forward to hearing from you.


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