I have received this award from the lovely and very talented Lyn

Thank you so much for your award Lyn I am delighted and honoured to receive this from you.

I would like to pass this onto all of the visitors to this blog as a thank you for your wonderful support to me.

Have a great weekend.

kim x


Papertake Weekly Challenge.......


I hope you are are well and having a good start to your week.

Today is a very special day for me as I have the absolute honour of being the guest for this week's Papertake Weekly Challenge. Thank you so very much girls for inviting me I am thrilled to join you all, and Dawn it was a such a pleasure to use your wonderful sketch I am so going to use this again!

Here is Dawn's fabulous sketch.

I have coloured my image with distress inks. The background is distressed with tattered rose. I have masked this sweet Tilda so that she is sitting on the strawberry. The Magnolia's are from the Summer Lazy Days collection. That beautiful lace is from the lovely Bev thank you so much sweetie I love it! The heart is die cut using the cuttlebug.

Well, thank you so very much for looking and please do go and check out the cards made by the uber talented Papertake Weekly dt they are just amazing! Thank you so much Dawn and girls for this wonderful opportunity!

I would like to say a huge big, big, thank you for all your comments. I am so very grateful for all your support from the bottom of my heart.

kim x

inks used
skin - antique linen, tattered rose,
dungarees - tattered rose
t shirt - weathered wood
shoes - antique line, frayed burlap
strawberry - fired brick, shabby shutters
leaves - shabby shutters, pine needle



Thank you all so much for entering my Magnolia Blog Candy and spreading the word.

I have put the numbers into Random org widget thingy.

The winning number is 122

The winner is Sarita!

Please could you email me your address Sarita and I will send this straight off to you.

kim x

Magnolia Blog Candy!!!


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

Magnolia have so very generously sent me some extra stamps from the Summer Lazy Days Collection. So I thought I would celebrate the start of my Magnolia Only blog and offer these as blog candy! I have also added some of my favorite flowers that I love to use on my cards for you.

All you have to do is leave a comment on this post and spread the word on your blogs. It is open to everyone and I will post worldwide.

Candy now Closed

Good luck!

kim x


Just Magnolia Monthly challenge - August....


Today is the start of a new monthly challenge for Just Magnolia. For the month of August. The challenge will be to make a 3d card. The amazingly talented Debby has given us a most fantastic tutorial which has been such a wonderful help to me so big thanks Debby.

Also this month's prize is a very generous $50!!! donated by our monthly challenge sponsor Simon Says Stamps how great is that!

I have coloured my Magnolia images with distress inks. The background has been distressed with tattered rose. I have also added stickles to Tilda and the butterfly for some sprinkly spronkly.

Here is the card from a funny angle to see the 3d effect more easily.

Thank you so much for looking and please go check out the other most gorgeous cards made by JM's dt!

kim x

Distress inks used.
skin - antique linen, tattered rose
hair - antique linen, scattered straw, black soot
dress - milled lavender, black soot
blouse - black soot
trousers - weathered wood, black soot
shoes - milled lavender, antique linen
bike and flowers - milled lavender, dusty concord, scattered straw black soot
butterfly - milled lavender, dusty concord, tattered rose


Magnolia Stamp Club reminder......


I thought I better remind you just in case you were planning on ordering the Magnolia StampClub Fall Collection of stamps. That the last day to order is the 16th of August. I would hate for you to miss out.

Here is a sneek peek for you!

Also, Magnolia are giving you the chance to win Halloween stamps and patterned paper's here's the link to go see!

kim x


Just Magnolia week 17 - Martine's sketch....


Can you believe it is Friday already! We have the start of another challenge on Just Magnolia. This week we have a sketch by the wonderful Martine. Thank you so much for your great sketch Martine. Please do check out the JM's dt cards they are divine!

I have coloured my card with distress inks. I have distressed the background of my card with antique linen. I have distressed the papers with old paper.

Wishing you all a wonderful weekend and thank you so much for looking.

kim x

inks used
skin - antique linen and tattered rose
hair - antique linen, old paper, black soot, brushed corduroy, frayed burlap
blouse - antique linen, black soot
top - weathered wood, black soot
shorts - antique linen
socks - black soot
shoes - weathered wood, black soot


Splish, Splash, Splosh......


Today I have a Magnolia dt card I made using the Lazy Summer Days collection. I have coloured my image with distress inks. The frame was made by embossing a nestie shape onto my card. I have masked Tilda onto her bathing ring the background is distressed with milled lavender.

I was also asked if I could list the colours of inks I use when colouring my image. So here goes I hope you will find this useful.

skin - antique linen and tattered rose
bathing suit - milled lavender and black soot
water - weathered wood and black soot
hair - old paper, brushed corduroy and black soot
ring - shabby shutters and black soot

Thank you so much for looking!

kim x


Your so sweet - Magnolia dt card.....


Hope your weekend is going well. I have woken to a most beautiful day so I hope that the weather is being kind to you too.

This is a Magnolia dt card using the Lazy Summer Days kit. I have coloured my image with distress inks. The sentiment is stamped out in versafine sepia, distressed with tattered rose and sprayed with glimmer mist. I have die cut the flowers using quickutz. The butterfly and small roses were in my dt kit.

I have been given this award from the lovely Linda. Thank you so much for thinking of me you are so very kind.

Have a wonderful Sunday and thank you so much for looking.

love kim x