Friday, 30 July 2010

Just a quick reminder that I've got Magnolia Stamps on e-Bay. The majority of them brand new and from the new Bon Voyage Summer kit.

Check them out here!

Wednesday, 28 July 2010

Ladybug Card and an update

Good morning... Well its Wednesday morning and all being well I will be at work and this will have come up as I've scheduled it for 8am - (fingers crossed)

I've been missing in action due to work. I'm leaving home before 7am and sometimes not getting back till after 6pm and this is every week day - I am so tired (it will soon be some weekends too). I never thought it would be possible to be more tired than I feel at the moment and I was working shifts including night duties, suffered with life threatening anaemia, and had a baby to look after too, but this is so much worse lol. I get in from work, play with Poppy, chat with Stephen then I have to collapse on the bed and sleep - I'm sure once I get back into a routine it will be all good, but at the moment my energy levels are kaput! 

I've made a card for Ladybug and Friends - I am so loving these stamps. Elisabeth Bell has and does design for some amazing companies and Ladybug and Friends is one of them. The fluidity she has on making the images so sweet and lovable is amazing.


I've used 'A Letter For You' Stamp, and papers by Ladybug and Friends from the Spring has Sprung collection called One Special Day. The Gardenia is from Ladybug and Friends which is handmade and before I secured it to the card I spritzed it with glamour mist. The lace, pearls, roses, and head pins are from my stash. Image was coloured with Copics.


The photo isn't great but if you look closely at the edges you might be able to see some detail - I dabbed some Rock Candy Distress Paint around the edges which gives a lovely effect with the light hits it.

I'm hoping at some point to get in to the craft room again and get some cards made. I've been  meaning to play along with Kenny K's Krafty Girlz Challenges, The Sugar Bowl and some Sketch Challenges and I've just not got round it them... Hey Ho - I guess I gotta make a living (especially to feed my craft addiction hehe!)

Catch you all soon (I hope) - Oh and the job, be it tiring, is great.... I love it!

Friday, 23 July 2010

Selling off some Magnolias

They can be found here

They are needing loving homes for people who can give them the time of day to ink them and colour them.

Thank you for looking

I will have some Mini hAnglar stamps from the most recent stamp kit on ebay as I'm not keen on the Mini's


Saturday, 17 July 2010

Kellie's Amazing Candy

Kellie is celebrating many things, some of which she is keeping to herself at the mo, but she has reached 550 followers and her store Tickled Pink Stamps is becoming one of the best places to buy magnolias and other gorgeously gorgeous stamps like the Lil Lolita stamps, The Grettings Farm and CC Designs to name a few.


Kellie is offering some scrummy candy - over 30 stamps, embossing folders, gems etc. Head on over to her blog and have a look at all her amazing creations, mind you - be prepared for some waffle - she talks (well types) way too much but that's why we love her so much!

Thanks Kellie - you are awesome!

Friday, 16 July 2010

Magnolia Bon Voyage Kit`

DISAPPOINTED is an understatement at the moment. It arrived yesterday morning, I looked at it last night and chucked it down on the desk - I really do not like it. Any of them I just can not see me using for any occasion! I think there are three stamps in the whole collection (or those which are showing on Crafts U Love) which I do like. I dont mind the sea horse in the kit but thats about it... I dunno if I'm going off Tilda or just having a bad day haha

Will be selling soon on Ebay either singles or set not sure which. So not a happy bunny - wish I'd kept my money!

Kimmi x

Thursday, 15 July 2010

Ladybug Design Team - Christmas In July!

Hello - Gosh I thought I'd scheduled this post to go 'live' at 9am like the one over on the Ladybug and Friends Design Team's Be Creative blog and it didn't happen - So please forgive me!


Job Update - Had my first day today - had a security talk/key talk which was very interesting. Got to know some of the team (knew some already). Have another day tomorrow which I will be shaddowing someone which will be fun. Thanks for the emails etc asking how my first day went - it went rather well.

Today over at Ladybug and Friends we are having a Christmas in July special...

You might be asking why I'm posting about Ladybug and Friends and that would be because I have been asked to me on the team - I'm so excited to be working on a team with exceptional talented crafters!

Check out the Be Creative Blog to find who they are and what the other team members have come up with!

I've created this card and pillow box as a 'gift set' which I will put to good use as the time draws nearer.

The card

Pillow Box

I've used the following for my project
Colour Medium: Distress ReInkers


Thank you for stopping by my lil ole blog - have a look at the Be Creative blog to find out what some of my team mates have come up with and visit their blogs to see how they created them, I'm sure they'd love to know you've been and they can visit you in return.


Wednesday, 14 July 2010

Spesch Stamps New Release

Well as its 10pm here in the UK and 9am over in Australia, AND its the 15th of the Month it must mean a new release at Spesch Designer Stamps

Today we see the introduction of some gorgeous seasonal fairies. Four in total, covering each of the seasons. I've gone for Spring and used Pinks and Greens! 

Spesch is proud to introduce Kit - She is a new designer for Spesch Stamps who specialises in Mythical Fairies and Creatures and her drawings are amazing. You just have to check out 'Spring' to see that hehe!

I've used 'Spring' from the new Seasonal Fairies Release and coloured her in copics. I've used papers by Papermania which have recently been released and are called Summer Bloom. I added some sparkle (glamour dust) to the large dragonflies on the paper as they come without any glitz and as we all know - fairies HAVE to have some glitz. I added stickles for her wings.
Flowers are Prima and have been sprayed with Pearl glamour mist with a pearl brad to secure.
A little weavy (not mastered the hand held machine yet haha) stitching and job done!

A Close up!

I'm entering this into the Stamp with Fun challenge which this week is Fairies! Check out the Challenge blog to find even MORE fairies! hehe...


Have a pop along to Spesch blog and see what the team have done with their chosen fairies!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Sunday, 11 July 2010

Candy Draw for Little Nurse

The winner of this gorgeous stamp is
So...Number 30 is - TRACEY F 
Congratulations Tracey. If you send me an email with your address I'l send this cutie off to you as soon as possible (work permitting me to get to a post office in time).

Thanks to everyone who entered and left me good luck messages for my job tomorrow. Its three days induction then on Thursday I report to the Prison where I will be given a 'key' and 'radio' talk so I can use them correctly. I'm hoping my security clearance will be through by then, if not I will be on induction a little longer

Have a lovely Sunday afternoon. Not sure when I will be back with a card as I expect I will be tired first few days of being 'back to work', plus my blender pens for my Copics have ran out so I'm waiting for a replacement. Fingers crossed it will be here early week so I can play in the evening.

Thanks for popping by

Friday, 9 July 2010

Gorjuss Summer

Good Afternoon 

I bought a magazine yesterday as the lovely
Jo (aka Boots the Monkey) was featured in it (pg 64/65) with some gorgeous cards. The Magazine is Cardmanking and Papercraft, which came with a free pad of papers by My Minds Eye part of the Quite Contrary set. Very summery. So I thought I'd use them today for this card.

I'm entering this card into two challenge:

and
(I hope that using the circle and scalloped circles is enough)

I've added a gem corner, coloured pearl head pins and silver butterfly from stash. The gorgeous flowers I received in a birthday package from Donna last month, thanks again hun J.

Close up of my favourite Gorjuss Girl in the three sets that were released
I used Copics to colour this sweetie in and they are:
Skin: E00, E50, E51, R11, R20
Hair: E31, Y00, YR20, YR31
Clothes: YG06, YG11, R85
W1, 3, and 7 for the floor shadowing, C1 for the shadow around the image

Please don't forget that I have a candy going at the moment. Its not a big one, just this little cutie below from Lili of the Valley to celebrate the start of my new job next week in one of the local Prisons. Its going to be a challenge, but I'm so looking forward to it. The only problem I'm going to have is not being able to see my lovely boyfriend or my precious daughter when I want to. 
You can find my candy here.

Thanks for popping by

Monday, 5 July 2010

One card for 3 challenges!

I've made this card to fill three challenges. I wanted to play with a Greetings Farm Stamp for Anyone for Anya and was lacking inspiration, and so I went in search of some Challenges. I found two more:

The Greetings Farm Farm Fresh Friday - Stitching 'faux or real' on two or more layers
Friday Sketchers - Fabulous sketch by Inge
Anyone for Anya - Anything Goes

I've used Amelia from the 'My Favourite Things' set from The Greetings Farm (Sentiment from same set) which I bought from Quixotic Paperie for my birthday with a gift voucher a lovely blog lady gave me. Coloured her with copics (listed below) and used some freebie papers that came with a magazine a wee while back - I believe they are My Minds Eye papers - 'Pretty Please' if I remember correctly - I lost the front cover.
Flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts and the tulle bow I made (I think the tulle I picked up from local haberdashery store). The stitching I have done using a hand held sewing machine - I'm not very good at it, thus the wonky lines haha!
Copic colours:
Skin: Eoo, E50, E51, R11 & R20
Hair: E31, E35, E37
Clothes/Bow/Stars/Hair accessories: R32, RV42, B00, BG01, G99, R29
Shadowing: W1, W3, W7, 0




Some great news - Wild Orchid Crafts are starting up a Challenge Blog for Embellies - How cool is that, Check out the blog here... 


To celebrate they are having an amazing candy
Ends July 11th in prep for the challenges going live on the 12th!

Thanks for stopping, please leave a comment so I can come visit you in return

Sunday, 4 July 2010

Stamp Something with a Kenny K image!

Well I've made a card hehe! Been a while, but I've sat down this evening after been out all day and thrown together a quickie. I've been to the cinema today to watch Eclipse - the third instalment of the Twilight Saga. I'm now counting down the months for Breaking Dawn. What an amazing film. I so want to go and see it again! I've read and reread the books and watched Twilight and New Moon over and over and I'm still undecided as to who's team I should be on - Team Edward or Team Jacob? I guess I'l sit on the fence a little longer - No harm eh?

I've babbled long enough - I guess I should show you my card.

I'm entering this into Stamp Something which is to use colours which can be found in your own country's flag - Well the Union Jack is Red, White and Blue. I know baseball is played in the U.S.A but if you go back in history the Americans adapted Baseball from our own game of Rounders - so in a round about way, baseball is English - kinda haha!
I'm sure you've seen some cards bobbing around Blog Land with images by Kenny K? If you you've not seen them can I direct you to Donna's blog here Donna and Kenny have been working together for sometime to bring the images to us all, and also starting up a challenge blog. The team has been picked (I didn't enter as I dont have the time for more DT's {Not that i'd of made it of course with amazing talent out there, esp after seeing the team which has been chosen}), and the challenges start on July 11th. You can find the challenge blog here and you can shop for the images here at Kenny K Downloads.

I've coloured him in copics and used NO patterned paper. The homerun sentiment is a rub'on which I found in The Works today for a really cheap price of .24p. The baseballs, stars, 'slugger' and the baseball bat were also rub'ons from the set  I've also used my star and labels Eight Nesties.

Copics
Skin: E50, E51, E00
Clothes: B23, B24, R27, C1

Hair/Baseball glove: E31, E35, E37

Ground/Shoes: C1, C5, W1, W3, W5, W7
Thanks for popping by

Friday, 2 July 2010

A gift from a very special friend!




As you all know (from previous posts) it was my birthday in June and I was away on holiday for that week. Well my good friend Donna sent me a lovely package for my birthday and she even sent it to my parents house as she knew I was going to be away from home for my birthday. 

I thought I'd show you what Donna made and sent me. Its beautiful and in the photo you can just pick up some shimmer but it sparkles in the sunlight, very pretty. 

Click on the photos for bigger pictures!


 

 

Just want to say another MASSIVE THANK YOU to Donna for making me a lovely drawer box which contained some gorgeous bright cherry blossoms and Liquid Pearls in white and pink (never used this before, very exciting), some roses and more cherry blossom flowers, a gorgeously cute House Mouse stamp with Jelly Beans which will go brilliantly with another of my House Mouse stamps! Not forgetting my beautifully made envelope card complete with three very sweet Tilda's!

Thank you so much Donna - I love them all!
HUGS!


p.s. Dont forget my little 'stamp' candy which can be found here!