24.12.09

'Twas the night before Christmas......


Hello,

This is my lastest ever Christmas card of 2009 you will be relieved to know!

I have coloured my Magnolia image with distress inks. The background is distressed with weathered wood and the paper and snowflakes are edged with walnut stain. I have added stickles to my image and flowers. The snowflakes I have covered with dries clear glue and covered with ultra fine glitter.



May I take this opportunity to wish you all a most fabulous Christmas and a very Happy New Year! This year has meant so much to me, as your support and caring has totally blown me away. I have so loved meeting you all through my blog and count my blessings every day to know you all!

HAPPY CHRISTMAS!!!

With much love

kim x

19.12.09

Last Saturday before Christmas....


Hello,

Time is marching on towards Christmas hope you are all ok.

My card today is another Christmas card. I have coloured my Magnolia image with distress inks. I have masked Tilda in front of this sweet fence. The background is distressed with vintage photo. I have also used vintage photo to distress my paper edges and snowflakes. The snowflakes are quickutz dies and a martha stewart punch. The sentiment was sent to me by the fabulous Tab thank you so much sweetie I love it!


Thank you so much for looking and have a wonderful weekend!

love
kim x

16.12.09

It’s beginning to feel and lot like Christmas……..

skating couple 

Hello,

Well I hope everyone is ok. I have been dying to use this sweet image and now I have. I have coloured my Magnolia image with distress inks. The flowers are EK success punched. I have distressed the edge with vintage photo and  added stickles. The small dots are liquid pearls.

skating couple image

Thank you so very much for looking. I would like to send a big hug to my amazing daughter who has nursed and cared for baby Isabella while she has been so poorly with German measles and a dreadful ear infection.  My heart goes out to all you wonderful, selfless Mothers who love and care for your babies and children when they need you the most. You are all absolutely 100% phenomenally wonderful!

love

kim x

14.12.09

Marvellous Monday.......



Hello,

I hope you are all well. My card today is another Christmas card. I have coloured my Magnolia image with distress inks. The background is distressed with walnut stain and I have added my cannot live without stickles. The paper is also edged with walnut stain and some stickles. I have stamped swirls around the paper with antique linen. I have also distressed the flowers and sprayed them with glimmer mist. The heart has been glimmer misted also after some distressing.



I hope you have a great week as we get ever nearer to Christmas (gulp).

Thank you so much for looking.

love
kim x

paper 300gsm
skin - antique linen, tattered rose
clothes - milled lavender, walnut stain, black soot
shoes - vintage photo
socks - black soot

all my materials used are in the labels section for this post.

11.12.09

Friendship card....


Hello,

I have made a card for someone who is so very sweet and lovely. I have coloured my Magnolia image with distress inks. I have distressed the papers with Tim's distressing tool and distressed them with vintage photo. The flowers are punched with EK Success retro flower. The tiny tags are quickutz. I have added lots of stickles to my card.


Thank you so much for looking and have a wonderful weekend!

love
kim x

paper 300gsm
skin - antique linen, tattered rose
hair - walnut stain
clothes - weathered wood, antique linen
heart - frayed burlap
black soot for shading

9.12.09

Wrapped Tilda for Christmas....



Hello,

I am still making Christmas cards! I really hope that you all have yours done and dusted by now!

I have coloured my Magnolia image with distress inks. I coloured the ribbon behind Tilda with frayed burlap and then sprayed some glimmer mist onto my craft sheet and picked that up with my paintbrush and coloured over the frayed burlap. This has given it such a gorgeous shimmer. I have added touches of stickle glue to her.


I have glimmer misted the flowers and then added more stickles.

The paper I have stamped snowflakes onto and around the edges. Then I have distressed with frayed burlap and stickled the edge. I also went around the edge with a pricking tool.

Thank you so much for looking and I hope your Christmas preparations are going well.

love
kim x

paper 300gsm
skin - antique linen, tattered rose,
hair - walnut stain, black soot
clothes - black soot, fired brick

7.12.09

A card for Christmas.....


Hello,

I hope you had a great weekend. I am in full swing Christmas card making mode. Next year I am definitely going to start early. I have so many more to make. My Magnolia image has been coloured with distress inks. I have added some stickle glue and the background is distressed with old paper and edged with walnut stain.


I have mounted the stamped sentiment onto a nestie shape and added liquid pearls. The flowers have been stickled.

Thank you so very much for looking. I would like to say a big, big, thank you from the bottom of my heart for your comments. You are so very lovely, huge hugs and kisses.

love
kim x

inks used
skin - antique linen, tattered rose
hair - brushed corduroy, black soot
clothes - pine needles, weathered wood, scattered straw
shoes - vintage photo
socks - black soot
mistletoe - fired brick, shabby shutters
cookies - tattered rose
black soot for shading

5.12.09

Hello,


Hi,

I hope you are all well and having a great Saturday.

Today I have a Christmas card that I have made using the Magnolia So Jolly under the Mistletoe collection. I have coloured my image with distress ink pads and masked Tilda onto a table. I have used clears dry glue and sprinkled fine glitter onto this to get extra sprinkly spronkly on Tilda's fluffy trim. The background is distressed with tattered rose and I have die cut my shapes with nesties. I have added liquid pearls onto the scalloped circle.

I have glimmer misted my flowers and added stickle glue. I distressed the edges of my papers with Tim's distressing tool and distressed the edge with vintage photo and added gold stickle glue.

I wish you all a fabulous weekend and thank you so much for looking!

love

kim x

inks used
skin - antique linen, tattered rose
hair - walnut stain, black soot
clothes - tattered rose, walnut stain
shoes - vintage photo
trim - black soot
table - frayed burlap, black soot
table cloth - tattered rose, stained walnut

19.11.09

Just Magnolia - Masking.....



Hello,

I hope you are all well and are looking forward to the weekend!

This week there is a new challenge at Just Magnolia. The challenge this week is masking. For my card I have masked three Magnolia images. Tilda, Presents and Basket of presents. I have coloured them with distress inks. The background is distressed with tattered rose and I have stamped Magnolia snowflakes in sepia versafine around the edge and distressed the edge with walnut stain.



I have added stickles to my image too. The paper has been distressed with stained walnut and I have added liquid pearls to the scalloped edge which was made using a fiskars border punch. The Magnolia hearts I distressed with tattered rose and vintage photo and edged with walnut stain.

Thank you so very much for looking and a big, big, thank you for all your comments they mean so much to me! I wish you a wonderful weekend. I have the family for Sunday lunch so looking forward to that. Please do go and see the rest of the DT creations they are just amazing!

love
kim x

inks used
skin - antique linen, tattered rose, hair - antique linen, stained walnut, clothes - tattered rose, milled lavender, stained walnut, weathered wood, black soot, basket - frayed burlap, black soot, presents - tattered rose, fired brick, weathered wood, milled lavender, broken china, antique linen, tea dye, shoes - tattered rose, vintage photo, stained walnut, dusty concord

12.11.09

Just Magnolia - Sketch by Mina.....



Hello,

I hope you are all well. This week has just gone like lightning! Today is the start of a new challenge for Just Magnolia. We have a sketch for you designed by the fabulous Mina to follow. Thank you Mina this was brilliant to play with.


I have coloured my Magnolia image with distress inks. I have put some dries clear glue on Santa's beard and hair and then sprinkled glitter over this for a fine shimmer. I have distressed my background with weathered wood and then stamped snowflakes around the edge with old paper. I have distressed the edges of my papers and card with Tim's distressing tool and then distressed them with vintage photo. I have also distressed my flowers with vintage photo and added stickle glue.



Thank you so very much for looking. Wishing you all a wonderful weekend!

love
kim x

inks used.
skin - antique linen and tattered rose
clothes - fired brick, black soot
shoes - vintage photo
lamp - frayed burlap, spiced marmalade
sack - scattered straw
hair - weathered wood

10.11.09

Simon Says... Thinking of you!


Hello,

I hope you are well and having a good week so far.

Today is the start of a new challenge for Simon Says Stamp. We have a new theme which is Thinking of You. I have coloured my Magnolia image with distress inks. I have distressed the background with antique linen and vintage photo. My flowers have been sprayed with glimmer mist. I have distressed my papers and flowers with vintage photo and added stickle glue.


Please go and visit the rest of the SSS dt as their creations are just so gorgeous!

Thank you so much for visiting me I am off to teach a class at Crafts U Love today and meet some wonderful crafters!

love
kim x

skin - vintage photo, tattered rose
clothes - milled lavender
hair - brushed corduroy
wings - tattered rose

8.11.09

What a fabulous day.......


Hello,

Wow! what a fantastic day I had at the NEC! It was my absolute privilege to meet Jacqui and travel with her by train up to Birmingham. You are just as wonderful in real life as I thought you would be. Thank you so much Jacqui for being my travel buddy. I was so excited and happy to be asked by Barbro and John of Magnolia to demo for them in the morning. It was also my great honour to be demoing with the most fabulous, sweetest, all time brilliantly talented Tab!

Thank you so much to John and Barbro who were kindness itself. It was just the greatest pleasure to meet you both. I was just amazed to be part of such a special day. So big, big thank you's for letting me spend some time in the magical world of Magnolia!

I still can't believe that I actually met so many crafters in real life! These were some of the girls I met Marlene and Rach and their Bambino's. Bev, Marcea, Dawny P, Caz, Kim, Kim, Mel, Shirley, Jo, Tara to name but a few. It was incredible so sorry if I have missed you out, but it was a crazy day! I also met up with the Crafts U Love stand they are just so lovely Paula, Geoff and of course the wonderful, wonderful Tracy!

This is one of the projects I brought to the show. Tab had the most to die for creations too oh it is just wonderful to actually see them and hold them!

This is how my Advent calender started with these small matchboxes.


Two Bind-it-All covers.


I covered the covers with paper then I painted the matchboxes with gesso.


I then painted them inside and out with crackle paint.



I then distressed them with distress ink.



I then glimmer misted them inside and out.


I then punched out circles and stamped numbers onto them. I punched out little hearts and using pins attached them to my boxes. I cut off the pin inside and added paper to cover. I then stuck them altogether and put the top and bottom on.

This is the finished top of my calender. I have sprayed my flowers with glimmer mist and added stickles.


Here is a close up of the top.


A better view of the finished draws.


My completed Advent Calender.


Thank you so much for looking. To everyone I missed at the show I really hope that I can catch up with you another day.

love
kim x

6.11.09

Just Magnolia Monthly Challenge - Distressing...


Hello,

Today we start a new challenge for Just Magnolia. This is the beginning of our monthly challenge sponsored by Simon Says Stamp you could win $50 to spend in their store!

This month's challenge is distressing and the most fabulously talented Chris Dark has very kindly made a fantastic tutorial for us. Thank you Chris you are so inspiring and your card is stunning.

I have made a wall hanging. I have coloured my Magnolia image with distress inks. I have distressed my edges with Tim's distressing tool. I have sprayed my papers with glimmer mist.


I have used a grungeboard hinge and painted crackle paint over this and then sprayed it with glimmer mist.

I have edged my papers and flowers with vintage photo. I have added loads of stickle glue over my project. My sentiment was so very kindly sent to me by the delicious Tab. Thank you so much big hugs and kisses.


I stamped the snowflake out onto acetate three times using brown stazon and then covered it with dries clear glue and sprinkled glitter over them. Then when they were dry cut them out and pined them together with a pearl brad.

Thank you so very much for looking and I urge you to go and check out the stunning creations by the Just Magnolia DT. I would like to say a big, big, thank you for all your sweet comments they really touch me thank you so much!

I will be going to the NEC in Birmingham on Saturday and I am so very excited about meeting everyone who will be going. Lots of the Just Magnolia girls will be there and I have never met them before. Tab, Bev and Marcea will be demoing on the Magnolia stand. I am also going to have a little go (yikes). It is going to be wonderful to meet them! I really hope that I can catch up with lots of you it will be fantastic to actually meet you in person as I think you are just the best on line community in the world!!!

love
kim x

inks used
skin - antique linen, tattered rose
hair - brushed corduroy, antique linen, old paper, black soot
clothes - antique linen, weathered wood

3.11.09

Magnolia Winter Stamp Club...


Hello Everyone,

I just wanted to post that it is the last day to order this year's Winter Magnolia Stamp Club images. Please notice ! StampClub will not include any stamps from So Jolly, Under the mistletoe or So Snowy Collection 2009 .

I would hate for any of you to miss out!

love
kim x

29.10.09

Just Magnolia - Monochrome.....




Hello,

I hope you are all keeping well and have had a good week.

We are starting a new challenge today at Just Magnolia and the theme this week is Monochrome. I have chosen to use shades of brown for my card. Do go and check out the rest of the DT their cards are to die for!

I have coloured my Magnolia image with distress inks. I have distressed the background with antique linen and vintage photo. I have sprayed my flowers and paper with glimmer mist and distressed the edges of flowers and paper with vintage photo.


Well, I wish you all a wonderful weekend and I would like to say a humongous thank you to everyone who has left me comments they are so appreciated and mean so much to me so thank you!

love
kim x

inks used
skin - antique linen and tattered rose
clothes - antique linen, vintage photo
parcel - frayed burlap
hair - brushed corduroy
black soot for shading

27.10.09

Simon Says....All That Sparkles!





Hello,

Hope that you are well. There is a new challenge at Simon Says Stamp. The theme this week is All That Sparkles. Well, I just love this challenge as I totally love my sprinkly spronkly on my cards!

I have coloured my image with distress inks. I have added stickle glue star dust to my image, swirls and flowers.

I have edged my Magnolia papers with vintage photo. Then using glue that dries transparent I glued all my edges then sprinkled glitter over all of the glue and let it dry.

You will get a better idea if you click on the picture.


Thank you so very much for looking and enjoy the rest of the week.

love
kim x

inks used
skin antique linen and tattered rose
hair brushed corduroy, old paper and black soot
clothes milled lavender, weathered wood
shoes vintage photo
black soot for shading

23.10.09

Just Magnolia week 28 - Martine's sketch...


Hello,

Oh had a little glitch this morning trying to upload my post. Thank goodness all is well now!

A new challenge starts today at Just Magnolia. We have a fantastic sketch for you to follow byMartine. Thank you so much sweetie this was a dream to follow and I will love to use it again! Please go and see the rest of the DT's cards they are stunning.



I have coloured my Magnolia image with distress inks. The background is distressed with antique linen and edged with vintage photo. I have also edged all my papers with vintage photo. I have sprayed my flowers with glimmer mist and added some stickle glue to them and some of my image.

I have added liquid pearls around the edge of my nestie shape.


Thank you all so much for looking and I would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who sent me get well wishes. I am now on the road to recovery. Steroids are a wonderful thing! Thank you so much I really appreciated them and they really made me feel so much better!

Have a great weekend.

love
kim x

skin: antique linen, tattered rose
hair: brushed corduroy, black soot
clothes : aged mahogany, tattered rose
shoes: vintage photo
spoon: frayed burlap

20.10.09

Simon Says....Get Well Soon!


Hello,

Today is the start of a new Challenge for Simon Says Stamp. The challenge this week is to make a Get Well card. Which is very apt for me as I am a poorly person at the moment. Having a bad asthma episode. I hope I will be on the road to recovery soon.

I have coloured my Magnolia image with distress inks. The background is distressed with tattered rose and edged with vintage photo. I have distressed my papers with Tim's distressing tool and then I have heat embossed some of the edges with embossing powder. I have also added some stickle glue around my card too. The heart has been coloured with distress inks and sprayed with glimmer mist. The lace has been distressed with vintage photo.




The rest of the team have made some gorgeous cards for your inspiration and we have a very special young lady Hanna who is joining us in the designer spotlight I am so delighted to say.

Thank you so very much for looking.

love
kim x

15.10.09

Just Magnolia Challenge week 27 - Bright and Zingy....


Hello,

I hope that you have had a good week and are well.

Today is the start of a new challenge for Just Magnolia. The challenge this week is Bright and Zingy! Please do have a look at the rest of the DT their creations are stunning.

I have coloured my Magnolia image with distress inks. The background is distressed with spiced marmalade. I have used crackle paint on my circle and star. I have added liquid pearls around my circle. The flowers are sprayed with glimmer mist. The leaves are cut out and positioned with silicone glue. I have added stickle glue to my image, leaves and around the edge of my card. The Magnolia sentiments I have stamped with versamark and brushed perfect pearls over this and set with water misting.


I wish you all a most fabulous weekend! Thank you so much for looking and take care.

love
kim x

inks used.
antique linen, tattered rose, brushed corduroy, milled lavender, spiced marmalade, frayed burlap, vintage photo, black soot, mustard seed.

12.10.09

Magnolia DT - Halloween


Hello,

I hope you had a great weekend.

Today I have a Magnolia dt card using the new Halloween just released images. Well I have fallen for this little sweet Edwin. How adorable is he so cute! I have coloured my image with distress inks. I have added stickles for some spooky sparkle. The toad stalls and grave stone I have sprayed with glimmer mist. I have added clear crackle glaze to the bones on the sentiment.



Thank you so much for looking and have a great week!

love
kim x

inks used
antique linen, tattered rose, black soot, brushed corduroy, weathered wood, aged mahogany