Friday, 3 December 2010

Winner of Puppy Post!

The other day I did a post with a Lily Of The Valley card, and offered one lucky person who added their name to the Blue Frog widget to win the following stamp


I've used Mr Random.Org to pick a winner this evening, and he's chosen:



Kate
Please send me an email with your address so I can get this cute pup in the post to you ASAP

Thank you to everyone who left a comment and entered
Have a lovely weekend

Sugar Bowl meets Dutch Dare

Ok - I'm loving the Simply Sassy Gals from Sugar Nellie. I've read somewhere that there is going to be a blog hop soon (December 4th), to showcase set three and I'm so excited!

I've used 'Little Light of Mine' and she can be found here at Funky Kits.

I'm entering this cutie into the Sugar Bowl Challenge which is another fabulous sketch and the theme of Snowflakes and the Dutch Dare Card Challenge which is Christmas Tag/Card/Ornament! - I've gone for a non traditional card.

I've kept her simple as I really want to enter the WOW competition again over on the Sugar Nellie blog - I hope I can enter twice, if not please discount this entry!!

Coloured using Distress Inks, Linen and Hammered textured white card stock, simple sky blue card stock for layering.
Flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts
Snowflakes are an assortment of punches I had lying around in my drawer.

and a close up ...

Thank you for stopping by my little corner of blog land. 
Please leave a comment so I can come visit you!

Thursday, 2 December 2010

Sugar Nellie's Simply Sassy Round 1

Karen over at Sugar Central is holding a fabulous competition, with an unbelievable prize. 
I was in my dashboard earlier on and found it, and thought - yeah, I'l have a go. Haven't got a cats chance in hell of winning, but I've entered anyways!

Karen is offering one lucky person the chance to win a Spellbinder Grand Calibre! How cool is that! 
All you have to do to be within a chance of winning, is get your Simply Sassy Stamps that you've bought recently from Funky Kits, ink em up, colour em, and make a WOW card, that's White on White if you didn't already know hehe!
Karen wants the cards simple to show off colouring and shading skills, and to make the Simply Sassy Gals the main feature!

Well - here is my attempt - and Karen, don't shoot me ok, I know I've cheated by adding some Lace Raffia, but I have a really, really, really good excuse! I followed one of my favourite sketches from one of the Sugar Bowl Challenges which was held in July LAST year, can you believe! 


I've used plain white card for layering, and the sparkly glittered paper was from my scrap box.
Pearls were a gift from Elaine, lace raffia from Bunny Zoe Crafts.
Coloured using Distress Inks...
Swarovski Crystal gems for the centres of the flowers and a pink gem for her sock.

Here is a close up of this cutie!

Not only is Karen offering the chance to win the Spellbinder Grand Calibre, the lucky winner will also be offered a place on the Simply Sassy DT! How lush would that be! There will also be other spots available as Karen is wanting to expand the team, and why not - these gals need to be out there mingling!

I may need your votes in the near future if I get picked to go through to Round 2!

Wish me luck xx
(p.s. - dont forget my free stamp draw which I will be picking a winner tomorrow night, scroll down to my LOTV card and enter)

Tuesday, 30 November 2010

Fab n Funky meets Totally Gorjuss Challenge

Today I've made a card shock horror!
I'm entering it into Fab 'n' Funky (anything goes) and Totally Gorjuss (must have a tree on your card - well I'm hoping that the tree paper which is the strip under the Pink raffia lace counts!)

I've used one of the new Christmas Release Lily of the Valley stamps called Wrapped in Tinsel and can be found here.

Papers are My Minds Eye and are from the Winter Wonderland collection.
Flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts (except the large blue one which is from Ladybug and Friends).
The gorgeous Pink Raffia Lace and theWhimsy Ticket Stamp were from Bunny Zoe Crafts (I also bought the die for the Whimsy Ticket Stamp from here too, they showed up today and I had to have a play!!!)
Candy Cane and white/pink ribbon from stash.

That's my card in a nut shell. Thanks for stopping by.
I'm going to be hit and miss for the next two weeks as I'm on annual leave and my parents are down for a week, then I go back to my home town for a few days! So if I dont visit you between now and then, you know why!

Oooo just as a thank you for those who pop by - put your name down on the blue frog and random.org will pick a winner to win this stamp!

I will pick a winner on Friday night, and post it on Saturday so the lucky winner can play before Christmas is over!

Tuesday, 23 November 2010

Donna's Celebratory Birthday Candy

Donna over at Bearly Mine Crafts celebrated her Birthday on the 15th November (same day as my Mum and my gorgeous Nephew DJ).

To celebrate Donna's Birthday she has some jaw dropping candy which is mind blowing! Check out her fabulous blog. I have no idea where she finds the time to create gorgeous cards, fabulous digi papers and organise a candy! She is one talented and extremely busy lady!
Her candy is open until the end of the month and one lucky winner will bag themselves 
3 Digital Kits of winners choice from Donna's Bearly Mine Designs store
an assortment of ribbons, flowers, gems, charms, spacers etc
£10 for Lili of the Valley
Whimsy Stamp - Cosy Snowman (He's so sweet)
A stamp of winners choice from Bildmalrnas collections
a choice of 5 gorgeous Kenny K images 

Thats a lot of candy, thank heavens its non fattening!

Have a looksie on the blog - enter and spread the word!!

Saturday, 20 November 2010

Simply Sassy says it all!...

...this gal is definitely simply gorgeous!

Her name is Bella Bunting and I love her lots! 
I really do!
You can find her, and the rest here of the Simply Sassy girls here.

I'm joining in again with the Sugar Bowl Challenge, just because I can! I've followed the sketch, but not the colour choice - which is Black, White and one other colour. Its an optional, so I opted out!
I've used Distress Inks to colour her in (I'm just getting the hang of them now. I go through phases where I can use them and not use them) my brain switching from copics to inks goes into melt down.
I've used papers by Best Creations Inc from the Once Upon a Time collection. Glittered on one side and plain on the other. Two pink butterflies using the MS punch and some Card Candy.

Thanks for popping by...


02/12/10
Winner of the Challenge at The Sugar Bowl with this card!
So happy!

Friday, 12 November 2010

A Gorjuss Sugar Bowl Challenge

This fortnight at The Sugar Bowl the sketch is a real easy one!
I decided to ink up my beloved Gorjuss Girls and get them coloured (haven't used a Gorjuss Girl in AGES!! and I do love them so!). 

I've kept this card really simple, I've used Papermania paper and butterfly from the Henbury Lane Collection. Ribbon and lace from my stash and Copics to colour my images with!

Pretty simple huh?
The second Gorjuss Girl stands inside my card with the greeting!
On offer is an amazing 6 winter themed stamps and a gorgeous set of Spellbinders Snowflake Pendant Dies!

I'm working this weekend, so no blogging for me! I'l catch you all soon!

Thursday, 11 November 2010

Name a Kitten! Kenny K Style!

Kenny K's new soon to be released girlz!
If you have not been to Kenny K's store, check it out NOW!
However, they dont have names. Nameless and shameless by the looks of them!
Wont these gorgeous ladies be awesome for 'lads cards' for those who like their NASCAR, Cow Girls and Lady Cops...
So ... Donna has this great contest currently open on her blog. All you need to do, is check out her blog here, find the post which is here, and come up with 1, 2, 3 or all 12 names. 12 lucky people will have one of their names for one of these lovely ladies! 

I'm not very good at these, but here goes -

a - Nascar Nell
(love NASCAR - the crashes are awesome to watch and even tho you may be number 1, you may just finish last!)
b - Toot'n Boots
c - Biking Bobbie
d - Cleo Cowgirl
e - Pitbabe Pattie
f - Fishnet Fleur
g - Rodeo Rochelle
h - Hellish Helga 
i - Skin Tight Stacy
j - Peachy Pennie
k - Dusty Rider
l - Luscious Lilith 

Those are my names - have a go . It was fun thinking them up, and some of them I got a little helping hand, thanks Steve (not my Stephen).

Thanks for popping by, and Kenny - if you fly by here - keep up the awesome work!!

Sunday, 7 November 2010

Spesch Stamps New Release Blog Hop!

Hi everyone.
Sorry for not being around in blog land of late - I'm trying to catch up on much needed sleep and chill time, but none of that involves card making - I'm sure I'm doing something wrong!

Anyways - this evening (10pm, which is now approx 9am in Australia) I want to show you a card of the many being shown in the Spesch Designer Stamps New Blog Hop. You should have arrived to me from Maria. If you didn't check out the Spesch Designer Stamps Blog where we are kicking this hop off from!

This card was mega easy to do, and it was done like this for quickness, but also, no fuss sometimes makes the cards better! I didnt think this stamp needed much, just a splash of colour and some glamour dust!


He is 'Surfing Santa'... I think he rocks! 
The image was printed directly onto card stock with the wording up top and bottom. Coloured with Copics and a small dusting of Glamour dust for effect on those awesome crashing waves!

Thanks for popping by - check out Kimberly who is next on the hop!


Tuesday, 2 November 2010

Bearly Mine Challenges

Well... If you've never seen Donna's gorgeous creations from Bearly Mine Designs, where the dickens have you been?
Bearly Mine Designs is the baby of Donna who creates gorgeous papers and sells them on discs and digitally - check out her shop here.

Starting in the new year, Donna is going to be launching a new challenge blog, dedicated to her papers and showing them off big style with her new design team.

Check out the Bearly Mine Challenge Blog here - and make sure you become a follower - If you've not got one or two of these discs down on your Christmas List I'd mark them down now and put your order in!

Have fun!

Monday, 1 November 2010

Selling my Magnolias from the recent Christmas Kit!

Please click here to check out the stamps I am selling.
They are from the Magnolia Winter Kit which was released not too long ago!

Thursday, 28 October 2010

If you are waiting for stamps

I will be posting them later today. Its my day off and spending some time with family but will get to the postie before 5pm today so you should get your packages Saturday or Monday.

Sorry for delay, but working 7am til 6pm there is no chance to get to post office.

Hugs

Kimmi x

Tuesday, 26 October 2010

Friday Sketchers meets SWALK

First of all, I need to say a huge THANK YOU to Elaine over at 'a Technophobes Blog' for holding a candy in honour of her son Hal as I won it and I was over the moon! I was jumping up and down on my seat (which is not good, as I'm not the smallest of people!) and looking like a right loon! Big THANK YOU to Hal too, for picking me out of the many people who won.

I've been meaning to play with the stamps, papers and goodies I won for a while now but just have not had the time. Tonight however I made time. 

And here we are...
I have used my Distress Inks on this cutie which is called - S.W.A.L.K -Thinking of you! by Crafters Companion.
Bundled Sage, Stormy Sky, Wild Honey, Tea Dye, and Spun Sugar - simple huh?
The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts, including the leaves and the pearl spray. The pins I had in my stash.
Papers were also in the candy I won and they are by Memory Box and are called 'Frond' and are absolutely gorgeous!
I've added some ribbon and three green gems from stash.

I am entering this into the Friday Sketchers challenge which was quick and easy to do! 

Catch you all soon, I'm off to bed from some much needed shut eye!

Sunday, 24 October 2010

Bearly Mine Designs - Spooktacular Sale!

Starting tomorrow - Monday 25th October, Donna at Bearly Mine Designs is having a sale until the witching hour on the 31st - Hallowe'en!


Donna is also releasing a new Vintage Kit - so please check them out. 
The papers print beautifully and you know that if you don't have a paper in your stash for the project your making, you can guarantee you will find one or two or five from Donna's Digital Kits and Discs. 
Once you've bought them you'l find yourself looking at your pc more than your paper stash. 

Plus - the best thing about these digital kits and discs is you NEVER RUN OUT OF THE SAME DESIGN - so long as you have enough paper and ink in your printer!

Spesch Designer Stamps Winner of the Blog Hop Candy!

Spesch Designer Stamps $12 gift voucher winner is



Congratulations go to Shirley Chalmers! Whizz me over your email address and I will get the voucher off to you!

Have fun playing with the Digital images!

Thank you to everyone who took part in the hop - I'l see you for the next one!

Bizzy Bec's Candy to celebrate her new Store Blog!

Showcasing lots of gorgeous projects head on over to Bizzy Becs new Store blog for inspiration and to find that stamp or accessory you never new you needed until you saw it!

Bec is also looking for some DT members so if you want to try, send her an email! 
Links on the store blog.

Thursday, 21 October 2010

Spesch Designer Stamps first Christmas release blog hop

O.M.Word where has the time flown to! One minute I'm at work then next in bed and then I blink and I'm back in the car on the way to work again... I'm one tired nurse at the moment. I've only just had a week off (which I spent with my family) and I'm sure I am ready for another holiday! 

Today is a spesch'al day as the team for Spesch Stamps are having a Blog Hop. Its the first time I've managed to play with the team in a loooooooooong time as I've just not been able to sit, print out and image and make them into cards.

You should have hopped here from Kimberly's blog - if you haven't and you've come from your dashboard, and you'd like to play along in the hop, take a looksie here and start from the top!

The design team have done a wonderful job of showcasing the gorgeous designs which are being released - I have to say, the image I've used is one of my favourites! To introduce her, she is called 'Xmas Elf' - isn't she fabulous! I love her coat - I'd like one just like it for Christmas!

Tracey is offering up a couple of prizes for those who comment on the Spesch Designer Stamps Blog here... So make sure you leave a comment after you've been around the team and left your comments there too!

1st Prize - 3 stamps of winners choice from the new release
2nd Prize - 2 stamps of winners choice from the new release
3rd Prize - 1 stamp of winners choice from new release


I've used papers in the new 'A Silent Night' set, and have included one of the glitter sticker borders for the snow flakes. The flowers are a mix from Wild Orchid Crafts and Ladybug and Friends. 

I am celebrating this first ever Spesch Designer Stamps release myself by offering one of you lovely crafters a chance to win a $12 Gift Certificate for Spesch Stamps. This means you'd be able to buy 4 designs from the Christmas release or 4 from the previous releases, the choice will be yours!

Just leave your name below and if you'd like to, but not necessary - give a shout out for the blog hop and get your friends involved! I'l pick a winner over the weekend (probably Saturday evening around 8pm).

Good Luck and have fun hopping!
Your next stop is the lovely Danni

Tuesday, 5 October 2010

Walk the Dinosaur!

                                        "Open the door, get on the floor, 

                                                  Everybody walk the dinosaur

                                                            Open the door, get on the floor

                                                                      Everybody walk the dinosaur"

For this card I've used one of the Greetings Farm Stamps from the 'My Favourite Things' and to this guy, its obvious that he loves his dinosaurs.

I have sent this card to a blogging buddies Son, who also likes Dinosaurs, however I only found that out today! 
I've used papers which were found on 'The Sweet Shoppe' site which I paid for and downloaded as I was desperately lacking papers to go with this image. 

The 'prehistoric' was also part of the Digi Download. I've coloured this cute chappie with Copics.
A simple but effective card, even if I say so myself

Thanks for popping by! 
Have a lovely week. I'm away to my parents for a week, I have a christening to go to on Sunday where I will be taking on the role of God Mummy to my gorgeous 2nd cousin (Niece really as her Daddy is more like a brother to me). I'l be back on Wednesday.



Catch you soon!

Thursday, 30 September 2010

Cute hAnglar Baby + 3 Challenges

Good Evening
This card has had my head round bends and inside out this week. I wanted a non too fussy card, plain and simple, yet I could not for the life of me achieve it. So this will have to do...

Plain white card stock which is hammered or linen
Image is a hAnglar & stAnglar from the baby collection (too cute!)
Coloured with Copics and added some laced ribbon and plain white ribbon underneath. 
Flowers are from Wild Orchid Craft, the flower with the hint of Pink is from Ladybug and Friends
I've spritzed the card completely with Pearl Glamour mist for a shiny effect.
The Butterflies are from using MS Butterfly and the MS Butterfly Border punches.

I am entering this card into a few challenges
Creative Card Crew: Blooming Marvellous (I've added a BIG bunch of flowers for those pretty butterflies to live on ha ha!)
Colour Create Challenge: All White (optional extra of Embossing) Well the cards White all right - no colour bar the wee bit of pink on the flower and the image :o) I have embossed, but only around the die cuts.
All-sorts Challenge: Plain and Simple - Well I think I've achieved this and can tick the box - Its not a fussy card really!

I'll wish you all now a very happy weekend 
Hope you get lots of family time with a sprinkling of crafting time too!

Thank you for stopping by, please leave a comment so I can come and visit you!

Sunday, 26 September 2010

A Happy Hello

Morning crafters!
I've made another quick card! 

This stamp is called 'A Happy Hello' and can be found here from the new Giordano stamp range over at the Ladybug and Friends store. The complete new set of Giordano stamps can be found here along with some new Elisabeth Bell images here.
I've followed the sketch over at Sketch Saturday
and I'm also entering her into the Stamp Something - Fall colours. I went for subtle greens and yellows with some autumn brown. 
For my card I have used:
Card and Paper from Ladybug and Friends own line - Spring has Sprung (The Green Set)
Image: A Happy Hello by Giordano coloured with Copics. 
Embellies: Ladybug and Friends Vintage Cream Mini Gardenia, roses and cherry blossoms from stash
Swirls created using a Sizzix Die with the Ladybug card stock
Please check out the store here and stock up on some gorgeous stamps and accessories for your craft stash for this fall and Christmas crafts.
Happy Shopping!

Friday, 24 September 2010

Lil Lolita's Ivy plays in a few challenges!

Argh!!!... There are just not enough hours in the day or week even! 

Its been ages since I've been able to sit down and make a card. Even this one is a simple one which didn't take too long to do. More faffing with the hand held sewing machine than anything else caused me major time delays. 

Anyways... I had to call in sick today at work. I hate doing it, but I couldn't breathe overnight, my throat felt constricted, I could hardly swallow and I kept getting hot flushes even though I was freezing cold. Been to the Drs who said I have a viral infection and have to ride it out!
 I still feel like death warmed up, but Poppy went to bed early and I sat down at the PC put New Moon on, and switched off completely.

This is the first time I've inked this cutie up. I've had her in my stash since she was released by Kellie over at Tickled Pink Stamps. Her name is Ivy and she is from the first collection of Lil Lolita stamps and can be found here.


A close up of Ivy

I'm entering this card into a few challenges and they are

Friday Sketchers - Brilliant sketch by Jeanette this week
A Spoonful of Sugar - Anything Goes
Copic Creations 35- Shading ON or AROUND your image
ABC Challenge - D is for Distressing

I've used card and paper from stash - sorry I have no idea where or who it is by, they were all in a box of scraps.
Image I've coloured with Copics
Flowers by Wild Orchid Crafts which have been glamour misted and then dusted
Lace is from Quixotic Paperie 
Stitched using a hand held machine (which is a pain in the bottom to use!)

Wednesday, 8 September 2010

Bonnie - New Release and a Challenge or two!

Bonnie is available in more poses! I fell in love with her a while back and when Tracey said she was having more made up I couldn't wait! I love the five new stamps of Bonnie which you can find here! in digital format.

I have made a card for the release (which was today {8/9/10} however, australia land is waaaaay ahead of us in time scale so I couldn't post it in time as it wasn't dry in time). So I left it over night and have just taken some photos and here she is...


I've used papermania paper and ribbon and a velum with embossed glittered flowers on (not sure of the maker). Flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts, brads are from a friend who is a technophobe :o) I used Copics to colour her in and added some glamour mist to the flowers.

Tracey is offering 5 lucky people to win one of the new Bonnie stamps, all you have to do is click here, and comment on the post. The winners will be picked from the comments!

I've followed the sketch over at Sketch Saturday who are being sponsored this week by Kraftin Kimmie stamps. Check out the sketch and the amazing creations here.
I'm also joining the 
Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge  as they are keeping it clean and simple this week. (Apart from the flowers, I think its a fairly simple card!)

Good Luck for the chance of winning the Bonnie stamps, and thank you for popping by to visit me today!

Wednesday, 1 September 2010

Cute dragon for sale!

Good Evening... Wow - my week has flown by and I'm so sad that my Daddy has gone back home. He came down on Wednesday last week and I saw him off at the train station today *insert weeping snot faced blubbering Kimmi* Ho Hum!! I get to see him again with my Mammy and all my family in October! Whoop Whoop!
*~*~*~*~*
This card below using Draggy from Spesch Designer Stamps was supposed to be on my blog ooooh Last Sunday! Sorry Trace!

There is currently a sale on over at Spesch Designer Stamps

All clear stamps will be on sale from 31st (yesterday) until the 7th September.
Prices will be $7 USD each 
The Engagement stamp will be $6 USD each!
Be quick, they wont be at these special prices for long!

*~*~*~*~*
She/He is called Draggy and can be found here for an amazing price of $3


I've kept her fairly simple and went for pink and a peachy orange. I love these colours together!
The papers are Papermania part of the new collection called Summer Bloom.

A little up close photo



Thanks for popping by today. I should hopefully be back to making cards soon. I just need to find a balance between life, family and work...And somewhere in the middle of that card making!


Sunday, 29 August 2010

Oh how time flies!

Hi everyone.

I'm still in the land of the living. I just haven't had time to craft lately

I was meant to be guest designer for Kenny Ks Krazy Challenges last week, and just did not get a card made in time. There is another blog hop starting today, so please show your support and hop along!

Spesch Designer stamps have just released a few more gorgeous Digital Stamps - Have a peek here!

Ladybug and Friends - the team are doing wonderful work showcasing the papers and stamps which are available to buy here!

It was Poppy's 2nd Birthday on Friday, and we had a party for her, and again yesterday. Here are some photos of her!







Hope to catch you all soon

Kim x

Sunday, 15 August 2010

Ladybug and Friends Sketch Challenge

Meike had a wonderful idea to come up with a sketch challenge for which Gry-Heidi rose to the occasion and created a gorgeous Sketch for us to play with. To make it more interesting for you guys at home, we thought if you'd like to play along Linda would offer one lucky crafter a prize. 

Get your crafty hats on and get creating - You have until the 11th September to join in with the challenge, all you have to do is make a card and leave a comment with a link to your card on the Be Creative Sketch Challenge Post.

Good Luck!

My Card:
I've used 'Party Girl' for my card which is part of the new release.
Papers are Ladybug and are from the Spring has Sprung Collection. You can find these at the Ladybug and Friends store along with the gorgeous pink and blue flowers above!
Coloured using my Copics.
Have fun making your sketch cards! 

Sunday, 8 August 2010

News from Ladybug and Friends

Linda has been busy these past couple of months, getting together the Design Team and working up a treat over at Ladybug Headquarters getting new stamps and papers ready...

Well today we can announce that new papers are almost ready for shipping!


Would you like to see the collections?


Light a Candle 

The Christmas Quilt

Memories
Check out the Be Creative blog for more information, and of course, check out the store to view and order great stamps and papers. 

Have fun!