Monday, 25 February 2019

Flowers for CraftyCardmakers

Hello Everyone,
We have a new challenge over at CCM today, and as your host I am looking for flowers on your creations.
This card was made for my sister's birthday in January.
The flowers and leaves are die cut from cardstock
which I then coated in Versamark ink and Frantage Embossing Powders.
The sentiments are from a Woodware stamp set designed by the wonderful Jane Gill.
The card was actually made to match the box that I had made for her.
The box was a plain wooden one from The Works which I coated with versamark ink and Frantage Powder.
I removed the lock and hinges before I covered the box to make it easier to work on.
The flowers have been created in the same manner as for the card.
The box had a fancy openwork lid,
so I placed a piece of matching cardstock on the underside of the lid.
I filled it with tiny chocolate bars which I think went down quite well.
I really hope that you can join us this time.
Don't forget to check out what the rest of my fabulous teamies have made, and please forgive me if I am a little tardy with my commenting. Nothing new there then I hear you say, but I am off to Kent tomorrow afternoon to be with my youngest daughter for the birth of her new baby. Well that is the plan anyway, but you know what babies are like, they haven't read the rule book lol.
Have a great day.
Happy Crafting and hugs.

Sunday, 24 February 2019

Milestone Birthdays

Evening Everyone,
Today has seen another milestone birthday. A friends Mum is celebrating her 100th birthday.
I popped round for a cuppa and a slice of cake, and a look at her card from the Queen and telegram from Amber Rudd. We all thought that telegrams didn't exist anymore, but apparently they do. 
It occurred to me that I still have several cards that I have made over the years for milestone birthdays that I have never blogged, so it looks like today is the day.
I can't even begin to remember who they were made for after all this time, but I'm sure that won't matter.

We have had a house full of rather hung over people today, so here's to anyone who is celebrating.
Hugs Kimx

Saturday, 23 February 2019

Happy Birthday Enni

Evening Everyone,
What a beautiful day we have had today.
Class was lovely, if a little warm since it is held in a lovely conservatory which can get rather hot.
We are never satisfied are we.
It has been a rather busy day to be honest as I had a party to attend straight after class.
My daughters 40th birthday old do I feel at the moment. So many of her friends that I haven't seen in ages. When did they all get to be so grown up with families of their own?
Her birthday was actually last Friday the 15th February and this is the card that I made for her.
Lots of sparkle and flowers. She does love a bit of bling.
I must admit that this is not the first time that I have made this card.
This was one that I made for the Woodware catalogue when these stamps were first released last year.
 Plenty of fussy cut leaves and flowers.
And a sparkly background created using pixie powders and cling film.
Everyone had a lovely time this evening especially all of the little ones. In fact the Enni of the title is the pet name that my Granddaughter Emma calls her Auntie Jenni.
I had better get my head down before they all get back from the party. I left a little early as my party days are long since behind me.
Night, night.
Hugs Kimx

Wednesday, 20 February 2019

Pixie Powder Masterboard

Afternoon Everyone,
What beautiful sunshine we had today. Cold but bright.
Thought it was about time that I blogged again, so here are a couple of cards that I made using some gold embossed images and pixie powders.
I love the shimmer that you get when you use these.
And the best thing is that they work perfectly on both dark (previous card) and light card.
I created a masterboard which I used to make the last two cards.
I added some white Gelli Roll Glaze Pen,
and Glossy Accents as well as various sentiments.
I need to get one of these in the post to a friend who is not feeling too well, so I had better get a wiggle on.
Have a great evening.
Happy Crafting and Hugs

Thursday, 14 February 2019

With Love on Valentines Day

Evening Everyone,
Well we seem to have worked our way through all types of weather over the last few weeks - snow, howling winds, torrential rain and brilliant sunshine.
Just so long as it doesn't revert back to the blizzard conditions that we were experiencing on this day 40 years ago.
How do I remember you ask yourself? Because I was in labour with my eldest daughter, and my Dad was frantically trying to drive us to the hospital in Greenwich London, for her immanent birth.
Fortunately we made it, and she arrived safely at 1.30am the following day, 15th February. The weather was so bad that although her Granddad made it home having dropped us off, her Dad had to stay put. The nurses very kindly pushed two chairs together in a side room so that he could get a few hours sleep before he battled the elements to get home on public transport.
That was certainly a very memorable way to spend Valentines Day.
I made the c following cards using some lovely Stickeroos from Penny Black.

I hope that you all had a fabulous day with your loved ones.
Happy Valentines Day to you All.
Hugs Kimx

Monday, 11 February 2019

With Love, Love, Love at Craftycardmakers

Good Morning,
We started a new challenge over at CraftyCardmakers yesterday and with Valentines day just around the corner we are looking for Love, Love, Love.
I'm sorry, but I did say that I loved this stamp.
I really love how this solid style of Penny black stamp works so well with the Alcohol Lift Inkpad which as you can see I have playing with rather a lot just lately.
I have also been inspired by the work of Jennifer McGuire who has some fabulous clips on YouTube as well as a Blog with the most amazing samples on it. Please check it out.
The die cut sentiment is another favourite of mine, along with the embossing folder and some gilding wax.
This card is another Jennifer inspired one just a different colour way.
Until I tried this stamp out with the Alcohol lift ink pad I hadn't realized just how detailed it was.
I love this way of adding a sentiment without obliterating the beautiful imagery underneath.
I hope that you can join us with this new challenge, and I look forward to stopping by and saying hello.
Have a great day. Happy Crafting and Hugs

Tuesday, 5 February 2019

Jane on TV this Saturday

Evening All
Well, I survived my 4am start. I don't think that I bit too many peoples heads off, although I did have to bite my tongue a couple of times lol.
I've been working on more samples for the lovely Jane Gill just recently.
These ones are for her appearance on Hochanda this coming Saturday.
This card was made using a piece of mop up background that I found amongst a pile on my desk.
 Similar card just slightly different mop up and a die cut frame.
This little flower is from the same stamp set. And more mop up, just for a change lol.
The background and sentiment is from another of the sets on the show. a very useful background stamp set full of tiny greetings.
Hope you can join Jane on Saturday. She is sure to come up with some fabulous demos.
I popped the samples in the post for her this afternoon. Let's hope they arrive on time. I always use next day delivery which did not work last time, we were both in a bit of a panic before their safe arrival just before Jane had to leave for her road trip.
Off to bed now. I must admit to a little bit of a granny nap this afternoon, but I still think that an early night would be a good thing. Besides my laptop has just reminded me that it is time to 'rest and recover' Oh the wonders of modern technology, being told what to do by a laptop :O)
Hugs Kimx