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


  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.


  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!

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

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

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

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

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

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


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Hugs Kimx