Saturday 30 March 2019

Beautiful Baby Pink

I think that this baby digi stamp from Lili of the Valley is definitely one of my favourites. Isn't it cute?  So adorable, and a delight to colour.

We seem to have several staff at work that have had babies recently and another baby - a little girl - arrived this week, which inspired me to make another baby card. I love making baby cards - especially ribbon and button embellishments - and new baby arrivals are always worth celebrating!

This little one has been coloured with copics and pencil. 

The backing papers are from the Hunkydory 'Florabunda' pad that I showcased in my last post - they really are lush papers.  I always loved the LOTV papers and I'm sad that they don't produce them anymore. But I'm thrilled that I've found some equally good alternatives! 
The sentiment is also from LOTV and I've added a die cut from CottageCutz and some ribbon and buttons from stash.

A fairly simple card, but I think it works quite well! 
Back soon,
Kim x

I'm entering this little cutie into the following challenges:-
A Gem of a Challenge - week 6 anything goes
QKR Stampede - #341 anything goes
Dis digi designs - make it girly

Thursday 28 March 2019

Loving Best Wishes!

I was thrilled to be asked by the fabulous Hunkydory Crafts if I would be happy to try out a few of their products for craft and card projects.  I've used some of their products before - a friend gave me a card-making kit produced by Hunkydory a little while ago.

These are the first couple of cards I've made with two of the items I received - and I've used the Florabunda paper pad and the PaperCuts 'Best Wishes' die (click on the names for links to the items on the website)

The edging die looks fantastic and gives a good, clean cut. I did run it through my Sizzix Big Shot plus twice, as I thought it's quite a big, detailed die, but it gave great results. 
I've used the Florabunda pad for backing paper and to make the die cut flowers (using a Marianne die). To add extra definition to the wording, I decided to add the mirri gold. 

As expected, the papers are fantastic quality, and I was delighted that the colours and detail on the Florabunda pad were even better in 'real life' than online and are double sided pages so a gorgeous choice of colours and designs.  When you pick colours and papers online you always take a chance on what they'll actually look like when you receive them. I wasn't disappointed!  I can definitely see me using all the papers on various projects - and probably ordering more! 

A similar style card, but making this one suitable for anyone - the spotty paper is also from the Florabunda pad.  The ticket stamp and dies are from Whimsy, the fence die is from Magnolia Doo Hickey. 

I've mounted the die cut panel on both card with some foam tape or glue gel to give a little depth and dimension.

Thank you Hunkydory!  And there'll be several more projects appearing soon! 

Back soon,

Monday 25 March 2019

For you - with love!

I hope you've had a good week - and I wish mine had been slightly better! Tooth infection, a rather difficult tooth extraction and a resulting infection has left me feeling a bit sorry for myself. I know worse things happen, but dental pain leaves you pretty miserable! And I've not been able to enjoy 3 of my favourite activities - eating, talking and sleeping!

Anyway, less of the self pity!
I thought I'd share one of the older LOTV images, this one I also seem to have in rubber and a digi stamp version.  But she's such a cutie and suitable for all sorts of occasions.

I've coloured the image with my usual mix of copics and pencils.  The backing papers are from LOTV and Kanban and I've added some die cut flowers, hanging hearts and the sentiment. Sentiment stamp is from LOTV, dies are from Memory Box, Brittania and Tonic.

Hope you like it! 

And just thought I'd share a few photos from this afternoon. Our youngest is back from Uni (doing BA Fine Art Photography at Glasgow School of Art - the lucky guy!) - but as his mum was feeling a bit sorry for herself, he took me out with him while he took some pics. We had some wonderful and much-needed spring sunshine today, and we are SO lucky that we have such beautiful countryside 5 minutes from our house! 

I hope this sunshine lasts a bit longer! 
Back soon,
Kim x 

I'm entering my card into the following challenges:-
Artistic Inspiration - #213 - anything goes
Craft Dee Bowz - #71 - anything goes with a handmade bow

Tuesday 19 March 2019

A sprinkle of fairy dust...

I really wish this weather would cheer up a bit - I'm more than ready for spring. Most days seem to be grey at the moment, but at least the strong winds seem to have moved off (for the moment!).  But the positive side to the drizzle is that I can't do much in the garden, which leaves more time for crafting! Yay! However, youngest is back from Uni in a week, so my crafting time might get reduced slightly then - but it's always good whenever any of the offspring appear back at home!

I've got one of the cute LOTV images to share with you today - and I seem to have this as a rubber stamp and a digi stamp! This is a digi stamp, coloured with copics, promarkers and pencil

She's such a cutie! 
And, of course, a fairy needs a little sprinkle of glitter! 

The backing papers are from LOTV, with some added stitching and ribbons.
The sentiment stamp is also from LOTV.

Hope you like it! 
 Back soon,
Kim x 

I'm entering this little cute one into the following challenges:-
Cute n crafty challenge - anything goes

Tuesday 12 March 2019

Fly a kite - not in gale force winds though!

It's probably appropriate that the card I'm sharing today is that cute little guy with his kite - as we have gale force winds forecast tonight and I can hear the winds starting to build outside! I'm just hoping everything outside is fastened down tight!

I love this little digi stamp from Mo Manning - he's such a cutie. I've coloured him with my usual mix of copics, Graphit pens and pencil.

The papers are from stash with various layers of kraft card and ribbon too. The sentiment stamp is from LOTV and the banner dies from Sue Wilson

Hope you like it! 
Back soon,
Kim x 

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:-

Cardz 4 guyz - die cuts
Die Cuttin' Divas - green and/or gold
Digi Choosday - anything goes
Crafty Cardmakers - make it green

Tuesday 5 March 2019

Packed and ready to go!

I was asked by a colleague a little while ago if I could make a 21st birthday card for her daughter. Her daughter loves travel, is studying zoology and her mum wanted the theme of travel incorporated into the card if I could!

So I found this fantastic digi stamp from Mo Manning, and thought it fitted the brief!

The fabulous wording on the tag, seemed very appropriate - with all of life's adventures ahead.

I coloured the image with copics, graphit pens and a little pencil. I love that happy, determined expression! 
The papers are from stash, with added die cuts and key from stash (well, it was a 21st card!).

Hope you like it! 
Kim x

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:-
Crafty Sentiments Design - anything goes
Stinkin' Inkers - tag it
Tuesday Throwdown - interactive cards
Love to craft - anything goes