Monday 19 September 2016

A POP of Colour at WoodwareWitterings

Morning Everyone
We have a new theme to inspire you at WoodwareWitterings, and this week we are looking for 'A Pop of Colour.'
My first thought for this was a Spotlight card, but I have not made it in what I would consider the traditional manner. (see Pinterest ideas HERE)
I searched through my rather extensive stash of stamps and found this lovely little floral image from Stampendous CRM217 Dandie Trio.
I stamped and embossed it in black onto a strip of Woodwares Mixed Media card stock. I absolutely LOVE this card stock.
I coloured the image using an Orange Gelli Roll Glitter pen, and Green Gelli Roll Glaze pen and then added a tiny gem to the centre of the flowers for another 'POP' of colour.
The narrow panel of coloured paper in the centre of the card helps to spotlight the coloured part of the image.
I used some of the background papers from a couple of the fabulous 6x6 card and paper pads that Woodware sell.
And of course I couldn't waste anything, so there are a couple of extra cards which I hope will inspire you.
I hope that you have fun with our challenge this week.
Happy Crafting and Hugs

Sunday 18 September 2016

Spiders Web and Florals

Afternoon Everyone
How quickly the weather has gone from Summer to Autumn.
Of course there is still plenty of time for an Indian Summer, but for now I will just be grateful that the nights are cooler and I am able to sleep.
As usual I got rather carried away when prepping for this weeks theme over at WoodwareWitterings, 'Time of Mellow Fruitfulness'.
I never know what I am going to make so sometimes I end up with extra bits and pieces whilst I play.
That was just the case here where I dry embossed a couple of sheets of card with the fabulous Spiders Web mask from Dutch Doobadoo.
I coloured the panel using dye based inks and then added some die cut Silhouette Florals in black with a little Gilding Wax brushed onto them.
I used the spider and web from a fabulous stamp set that I bought from Card-io when I was at a show in Doncaster in July.
Of course if I had waited till today I could have used the Tim Holtz 661588 Mixed Media Halloween thinlets die that I bought at Ally Pally yesterday.
While I was finishing things off I created this card using a panel created by dry embossing a Dreamweaver Spiders Web stencil and adding sponged dye based ink and Gilding Wax.
Again I added die cut florals, this time in black and white.
I had a fabulous time at Ally Pally on Saturday. I haven't been to a show there in years so it was lovely to catch up with friends old and new.
I spent far too much, but then isn't that what I go to work for lol.
Better get a few more bits finished off, it will be back to work all too soon.
Have a great day, what ever you are doing.
Crafty hugs

Tuesday 13 September 2016

Time of Mellow Fruitfulness at WoodwareWitterings

My turn today at WoodwareWitterings where it is 'Time for Mellow Fruitfulness'
We are left very much to our own devises once we have been given the title. It is up to us to interpret as we see fit.
Now to me it screamed cornfields, and spiders webs and autumn colours.
I used a fabulous Dutch Doobadoo Spiders Web Mask Art
and Decorating Chalks to create my background, before stamping and embossing JGS273 Wheat onto it using Black Versafine ink and clear embossing powder.
To create a darker piece of background for the main body of the card I first tapped a clean Versamark  inkpad over a sheet of Mixed Media card stock and then blended the same colours of Decorating Chalks over it. The ink makes the chalks appear darker and is a great way to create co-ordinating paper to match your chalked images. 
 Once again I got a little carried away and created a second card.
 I'm actually not sure which one I like best lol.
This time I stamped and embossed using Sepia Versafine Ink 
 and added a dry embossed spiders web as my background.
I sponged the embossed panel with the same colours of decorating chalks using a cotton wool ball and added some Gold, Copper and Bronze Gilding Wax. Unfortunately this doesn't show up very well in the photos.
I had several narrow strips left over from trimming my panels so I created a third card with a bit of paper weaving,
some die cut foliage,

and a sentiment.
I hope that you enjoy our challenge this week, thanks for stopping by.
Happy Crafting and Hugs.

Monday 12 September 2016

You are in my thoughts

Evening Everyone,
Are you well?
Unfortunately I have had the need to make some sympathy cards to give to a couple of lovely customers at the garage.
I used a panel from my stash which I cut in half to create two similar cards.
Well the ladies are sisters after all.
And they live next door to one another,
so I hope that they will be still be able to look out for one another at this sad time.
Hugs to All

Sunday 11 September 2016

Congratulations and Well Done

Things have definitely got back to normal on the roads this week now that the schools have finally all returned after the summer holidays.
It was a bit of a staggered start, so the full effects weren't felt until Friday, but it was enough to effect the mood of the customers, all except the parents that is who were all looking pretty relieved that the holidays are finally over.
It doesn't seem like it has been three weeks since the GCSE exam results came out, and I had several congratulations cards to make.
My Boss, and two of the ladies that I work with all have children the same ages as my two eldest Grandchildren, so we have spent many years celebrating the same milestones together.
I know that we were all equally proud of their achievements, whatever their grades.

I have used a lovely Penny Black stamp for my cards, colouring the images using Distress Inks and a waterbrush.
Megan starts the Sixth Form tomorrow so everyone will be back to school.
I'm sure that she will enjoy it once she gets over the initial nervousness of something new.
Good Luck to everyone.
Hugs Kimx

Wednesday 7 September 2016

Sketch 54 at WoodwareWitterings

Morning Everyone,
We have a new sketch to inspire you over at WoodwareWitterings and today it is my turn to share.
I do love a sketch, it is a great place to start if you are having a bit of a creative block, and it is also a good way of using up some of the abundant bits and pieces from your stash.
The stamped and embossed panel is from that stash and is a very old Stampendous stamp Scenic Poppies.
I covered the poppes and the three trees with Liquid Masking Fluid which you have to leave to dry and then I sponged the entire panel with dye based inks.
Once you have finished colouring the background rub the masking fluid away with your finger to reveal nice white images ready to colour. I used Alchol pens for this and then added a little bit of shine with a versamark pen and clear embossing powder.
The green panel also involves masking, this time with a large post it note and a black pigment ink pad.
As usual I have made a second card, this time using part of an old Magenta stamp Flower Pot Trio and more of the masked background.
Here is the sketch, have a great time being inspired by it.
Happy Crafting and hugs

Monday 5 September 2016

Layer it Up

Hi All
We have a new challenge starting today over at CCM where our host Marlene is looking for you to Layer It Up, creations with lots of layers.
My card has been made using a piece of Gelli plate background from my stash.
I added a die cut circle as a moon/sun,
and then several layers of torn paper and card across the bottom of the card.
The poppies have been die cut from a piece of red card that has first been stamped on with diluted thin bleach.
Finishing touches are some tiny black dots added with a Micron pen and Card Candi.
I also made this card in a very similar manner,
using pieces from my bits box.
I'm on a mission as you know to use things up.
I hope that you will join us over the next fortnight with your layered creations.
Don't forget to stop by and share some love with the rest of the team HERE.
Have a great week.
Happy Crafting and hugs 

Sunday 4 September 2016

More Christmas cards with a Traditional feel.

Hi All
I'm on a roll here people, even if I have missed a couple of days, so here are a few more Christmas cards with a traditional feel.
 A nice jolly Father Christmas,
 and some dry embossed brickwork.
 There is nothing more traditional at Christmas time than a nice fat robin
 sitting on a bough full of berries.
I love kraft card and red gingham,
and here I have made the card look like a present that has been tied with ribbon.
 And here is the same stamp coloured in with diluted instant coffee.
 And of course Christmas wouldn't be Christmas without a wreath of some sort.
I hope that there are plenty of ideas here for you to help add some cards to your stash.
Back to the craft room while it is still cool enough for me to get anything done.
Have a great, and crafty evening,
Hugs Kimx