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Sunday, 15 January 2012

A couple of Christmas challenges

Evening Everyone,
I hope that you have all had a nice restful weekend.
I have been working on some samples for Imagination which I will be able to share with you soon.
I was a little bit naughty and digressed slightly by making a couple of cards for the challenge over at 52 (Christmas) Card Throwdown where Colour Challenge No 1 is Black and White with a Hint of Red.
I did use a lovely Imagination Decoupage stamp for one of them so it wasn't all bad lol. I adore this stamp, it was certainly one of my favourite Christmas stamps from last year.
I have stamped and embossed onto both black and white card stock and mounted the focal panel onto a piece of Red. I used Weathered Wood and Black Soot distress inks to add a little colour to the edges, and a few tiny beads in the centre of the flower.
This card was made with an image that I have had in my box for quite some time.
We had him at the NEC some years ago when I was demoing for Janice and Andy and we sold him by the dozen.
This poor mite appears to have a little bit of a beauty spot on the side of his face which is why I ended up with him. I have given him a nice red nose and added a couple of swirly clips before mounting him on to some black paper. I think the greeting is by Hero Arts.
I made this card for the Sketch challenge last week but never quite managed to get the post done so I thought that I would add it here anyway.
More use of left overs, this time a Magenta image watercoloured with Fruitcake Kaleidacolor ink.
As these cards are all non traditional in colour I would like to enter them into the challenge over at Christmas Cards All Year Round where this month they are looking for Non Traditional Colours with a bonus challenge of some kind of Embossing, (dry, heat etc).
I have a nice short week at work this week since I have taken a couple of days holiday.
I am hoping to pop along to the show at Sandown on Thursday or Friday.
I haven't been to a show as a paying customer in years since I am usually demoing, but I need a few supplies and a catch up with a few friends who will be there.
Perhaps I will see you there, who knows.
Better get to bed now or I won't make it to the end of the week.
My cold has meant that I have had a very husky voice for the last few days. It sounds worse than it is but does make it a little difficult on the tills for 8 hours.
Oh well people will just have to lip read.
Bye for now.
Hugs Kimx

8 comments:

  1. Hi there, what great cards beautiful work, my favourite is the reindeer with the beauty spot ! Fabulous stamping and such gorgeous dynamic pieces. Hope you are feeling better soon.

    Marie

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  2. Hope you are all better for the show so you can really enjoy it. I love all the cards but my favourite is the reindeer he is so cute. thanks for the heads up about mr blogger posting on the wrong day!

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  3. Kim, these are STUNNING! That Rudolph is just amazing--these are fabulously made! Thank you for joining us this week at 52CCT! :)

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  4. WOW - fabulous creations - thank you so much for joining in this week at 52CCT - Jacqueline xx

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  5. just beautiful work. i'm off to follow you blog. thanks so much for joining us @ CCAYR. x

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  6. Absolutely love the Rudolf card - it's a beautiful image and so cute! Congratulations on the Top Honour over at 52{CCT}!

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  7. Thanks for all the lovely comments ladies.
    hugs Kimx

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  8. Wow, this reindeer card is amazing...is this a stamp that can still be bought...if so I would love to find one....:)

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Hugs Kimx