Thursday, 6 March 2014

Creative Expression's Thursday.

Hello Ladies

Hope your all having a good week so far , can you believe that it is Thursday already, this week has flown by.
I want to thank you all again for coming back each day and leaving your comments all you regular posters and just reiterate how much I appreciate all the effort you put in with coming back day after day. I feel very blessed to have got to know several of you and feel like we are all one big family so what a wonderful feeling that is.
So we have gone into a new month so I have lots of lovely stamps to show you all and Today I used just two of them to create this.

Isn't this  a little bit different.

 I used the Wild Holly embossing folder (which looks nothing like Holly if you ask me haha).You can also see the lovely hessian ribbon I used down the side with some crochet vintage ribbon.

 I used pre bought flowers on this one with the lovely Creative Expressions Metal leafs.



 This stamp image is delightful and it stamped beautifully with Archival and I used distress and Adirondack inks to colour in the image. I also aged the appearance of the card with Antique Linen Distress which I really love.


 The stamping in the background is done using the new scented border stamps from Creative Expressions in the singles range.

I ran some flat back pearls along the fringe of the hessian and adhered them of course using cosmic shimmer glue.
 These are the inks I chose for the main image and the mustard went into the centre of the flowers

 I used the scented border to create the backing panel and used the Antique Linen to make it look a little older.

I also used Periwinkle, Milk and Dark navy Foundations card in this one.
The wax above I used to pick out the Embossing on the first layers and this is your focal stamp from Sue Wilson's new collections.
I enjoyed this one, something a little different and I love the rustic feel to the hessian  yet just two stamps and 1 embossing folder was used here.


I hope you enjoy this one too and I will see you soon with lots more artwork.

 I hope that you can see the images as yet again I had problems with blogger and I can't actually see any of the pictures just now.

Love

Kim 
xxxx

51 comments:

  1. Hi Kim, another masterpiece. I wish I had a fraction of your talent. Lol lynne m x x x

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    1. Hi Lynne
      Thank you for your kind words, I know you do have lots of talent and Id love to get to know what you all do and what levels you all are.
      big hug
      Kim xx

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  2. Morning Kim, WOW What a Awesome Card you have shared with us this morning, I really Love the New Stamps from Creative Expressions they are Stunning and a really great Price Point, I Love all your Embellishments that you have added, the Metal Leaves are great also as you can use these in your Melt Pot. Kim a Truly Beautiful Card.
    Love and hugs from Sam x

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    1. Hi Sam, Yes I loved this one as soon as I saw it. I am alread wiring the cogs of creativity for next weeks too haha.
      I love the metal leaves too and you can do that utee trick even without the melt pot. its fab.Big hugs Kim xx

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  3. Good morning Kim your card is gorgeous all the new products are fantastic. I like how you show photos of exactly what you have used to make the card. It makes it easier when we are shopping. Have a great day. Love Jackie

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    1. Hi Jackie
      Thank you so much, yes I like to show you what to I used then you can follow along or decide what to use instead.Thanks again for your comment
      Hugs
      Kim xxx

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  4. Hi Kim. I love the card. It has so much going on but it is not busy or cluttered. I wish I could get this balance : ) We all appreciate all of the time and effort that you put into your blog so Thank You : ) Take care.

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    1. Hi Mrs B
      Ahhh thank you so much. I really dont like cluttered cards and it seems somepeople think the more glitter you use the better but it certainly can make a huge differnce beween a great card and an ok card in my opinion. I that you for your kind words and I asppreciate you being here with me as much as you guys appreciate the blog so we are a happy team arent we.
      Hugs
      Kim xx

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  5. A really lovely card Kim -a lot gone into it and it looks so lovely.
    When I get home today I am going to study it in detail and try my hand at it !!
    Like the hessian a lot .
    Always enjoy your blog Kim,
    Take care and have a good day,
    Xxxx

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    1. Hi Ruth
      Oh I am so pleased Ruth , I hope you will have a go and then let me see as I do love to see everyones work, and you could go in the inspired by section if you gave me permission of course. I love hesian and you can pull the weaving for a very open look or leave tight and it looks fab painted for texture on canvases too. Great stuff.
      I appreciate you enjoying the blog, that means such a lot to hear you say that.
      Bless you , Hugs
      Kim xx

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  6. Hi Kim what a beauty I love it the stamp is so perfect and. You are so talented every time I look at you cards I want to start crafting trying to create a beautiful card it doesn't happen but I do ok for my charity cards love always Kim and thank you for all the pleasure you bring to my life xxxxxx

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    1. Hi June
      I am so pleased you get that feeling, that means I am doing something right, when crafters get that feeling you are becoming inspired and thats what I love. Im glad you do ok with charity cards and if youd like me to show any on Inspired by just say so. Bless you June You say such lovely things, I had a lump in my throat reading your message today. I am glad I bring you a little pleasure , you are a lovely lady and tryly hope I can meet you one day.
      Big hugs. Kim xxxxx

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  7. Hi Kim, another amazing card, the stamps are really different, and I love the natural look with the Hessian, looks fabulous. Always look forward to seeing your next creations.
    Happy crafting
    Jean x

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    1. Hi Jean
      Thats so kind of youto say and I am pleased you look forward to seeing the posts. That makes me happy.
      Big hug
      Kim xxx

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  8. morning Kim and all ladies here today.
    A beautiful card today Kim. Thank you. You have a real eye and talant for putting colours together.
    Hope you all have a craftastic day.
    Hugs all round.
    Lancashire Steph xx

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    1. Hi Steph , So lovely to see you here today , I know it isnt the best for you thursdays. I am so glad you liked this one as it is a little different but I loved it. Thankyou I love colours and I see around me colours and patterns all the time now to inspire my own imagination.
      Hugs again
      Kim xxx

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  9. Hi Kim,
    Oh this is so very beautiful Kim and those stamps are lovely. Must get some of the navy foundations card ...I didn't realise they did it in navy. Many thanks for sharing all your wonderful creations with us and all the inspiration you give your followers.It's always such a pleasure to visit your blog.

    Love Sheila xx

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    1. Hi Sheila.
      I am so pleased you like it. The navy card is gorgeous as is the cobolt blue they have a real richness to them that you don't always gets on the cold spectrum of colours. Bless you , thanks for those kind words , Its a great feeling to know its a pleasure for you being here with me. I feel it with you guys being with me too.
      Hugs
      Kim xx

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  10. This is yet another beautiful card Kim. The two stamps are gorgeous, and I love the colour combination with so many different layers. The fringed hessian and the piece of lace on top is a nice unusual design feature, and I love the Wild Holly EF. Like you I am not sure where the holly has gone, but it is very pretty. The metal leaves with the pretty flowers finish it just perfectly. x

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    1. Hi Pat.
      Thank you for all your kind words , and I am so pleased you enjoyed this one as it is a bit different and that can be a risk at times. But I loved how it turned out so I had to show it.
      Big Hugs
      Kim xxx

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  11. Hi Kim
    Thank you for such a beautiful card today, it has a wonderful feel of spring about it well those are the colours I associate with Spring. Love your blue spirals behind the bow, the stamp, embossing, just love it all
    Best wishes, Pat

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    1. Hi Pat.
      Thanks for stopping by and I agree I think the periwinkle card is what starts the spring feel, I love it and it goes beautifully with the creams and linens. I started doing the little spirals years ago and if you want them to be shiney and stiff , you can dipp them in melted utee which looks fab, but even just natural they always look nice. I may demo them and the ribbons and rose next time on air.
      Hugs
      Kim xx

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  12. Morning Kim, WOW this is stunning, love everything about it, the embellishments the hessian the colours, love it all. You have such a good eye for detail. Thanks for sharing your hard work with us. I'm sure like other followers we look forward to seeing what you have created. Sue x

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    1. Hi Sue
      Thankyou lovely , Im glad I raised a wow hehe. I love thisone too so I am pleased you do very much.
      I am really chuffed to hear you look forward to my creations too.
      Hugs
      Kim xxx

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  13. Hi Kim
    Later than usual been gardening at my daughter, but then the rain came, so back home now I love this card, it is stunning. Can you let me know where you can buy the Hessian ribbon from - just love it
    Hugs
    Carol x

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    1. Hi Carol
      Your daughter is a lucky lady having you to help her garden, I wish I had help like that ah well. I will hide in craft room and ignore it. I used to love being creative in the gardn but now i dont have time.I got the hessian from sir stampalot this time but it is readily available on ebay and the net. Here is the link for sir stampalot
      http://www.sirstampalot.co.uk/product_info.php?products_id=54078
      its on offer at the moment too if they still have some.
      I love it too.
      Hugs
      Kim xx

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  14. Hi Kim, a beautiful card. Love everything about it. I wish I had your talent or even half of it! Thanks for the step by step tutorial and showing us the products that you've used. xx

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    1. Hi Beryl
      You do have talent I am sure of it I wish I knew what levels you all are it would help me to know for future shows etc.
      Thanks for your kind words.
      Hugs
      Kim xx

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  15. Hello Kim. This is a beautiful card, very subtle and elegant. I'm still learning about the different types of inks and what they're best for-it's very confusing, especially when you use different types to do the same job! I guess I'll just have to play a lot and take notes?!
    I look at your blog every day but don't comment often-there are only so many ways to tell you how clever you are!!!
    Thank you, Jan

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    1. Hi Jan
      Thanks for stopping by.
      Inks can be confusing but you will get there and you can always email me and ask anything you would like to know, I am more than happy to help.If I can.It is true and I welcome you to just look unless something catches your eye, I like comments as I can work out the best things to post from your lovely comments and you dont have to tell me I am clever every time hun lol just discuss the card and I am more than happy with that.
      Hugs
      Kim xx

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  16. Good evening Kim
    Your card today is so totally FAB-U-LOUS!! Your colour palette is very sympathetic to the subject and your colouring as ever, is a perfect 10, love it. Your twine and crochet bow is lovely - it's just a little bit of something different. Unfortunately, most of my cards are for boys/men and I never get to stick a big bow or butterfly on it, he he. Don't work too hard and I look forward to your next post.
    Hugs
    Sharon Kirkwood x

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    1. Hi Sharon
      Nice to see you, I am so pleased you think my card is fabulous, that makes me smile no end, I dont think i will ever tire of that feeling when you all like a card I make. I love making mens cards too Sharon with lots of corrugated card and things, watch this space for some great sets coming from heartfelt over march and april that can do very well on mens cards, and april has a stamp hand drawn by meeeeeeee too. hehe
      Big hug
      Kim xxx

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  17. Hi Kim
    Another stunning card today. I saw Julia demoing the stamps on C & C and they are stunning. The stamps are a good price as well. Thank you for sharing how you do your cards and the product and colours you have used, This is most helpful. Thank you for giving us the inspiration and showing us what can be achieved. Hope you have had a good day.

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    1. Hi Pat
      Oh pat you are more than welcome, you guys are so lovely with your comments to me, I am so proud of my work as its been a long road and its great you are loving it too and keep me going with your kind words and aupport so a huge thank you
      Kim xxx

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  18. Evening Kim Like other ladies hav said you really hav a talent putting colours together But as you've mentioned you've always been around paint & your brother being an artist I would have never put blue & antique linen together It so works Lovely card and layout The hessian makes a lovely addition

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    1. Hi Karen
      Thank you so much, yes It is true My brother is an amazing wildlife artist and is fantastic with detail in oil paint. I love the blues and linen shades but it doesnt work with all shades but I knew this would, a perfect opposite of warm and cold colours with a hint of cold dropped into the warm to make it blend. Im looking forward t working with colours a bit more in a short while and on my next shows.
      Thanks for being here
      Kim xxx

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    2. After seeing your colours I found a piece of background aperture that I'd printed that I'd mucked up (I'd forgotten to turn paper over in printer & printed on top of an existing pattern!) It was supposed to be blue but the printing over the top had made some of it browny/beige I roughed up the edges and inked around it with Antique Linen & hey presto it looked great! Would never have tried that without yor inspiration

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  19. Hi Kim, Another stunning card, I love the 'Thank You' stamp, gorgeous colours, gorgeous textures, I'm loving the pearls along the edge of the lace and on the hessian, looks so vintage. Gorgeous stamping, gorgeous embossing, gorgeous embellies. A stunning card.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

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    1. Hi Patricia
      The stamp is special isnt it. I am so glad you like it and I hope the church service was good the other day. I hope you are doing well and getting your craft on with me too.
      Big hug Patricia.
      Kim xxx

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  20. Wow Kim, what a beautiful card (AND YET ANOTHER STAMP TO BE ADDED TO MY WISHLIST!!).
    Again, I love the colours you have used - to me VINTAGE spells dark, a bit drab, BUT this card is lovely and light. You are a clever cat, aren't you.
    Thank you for sharing, it is most appreciated. Don't know how much I remember in 4 weeks from now but I live in hope that something sinks into my brain without me being conscious of it (well, we can all live in hope, can't we - haha)
    Hugs, Rose

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    1. Hi Rose
      I know what are we like with our wishlists, they never seem to get smaller in the craft world, only ever bigger lol, I currently have a couple of pretty big items on mine and I am having to wait for them to be in stock before I can order them even. Thankyou for your kind words , I dont see vintage as dark at all, although it can be, I just see it as lacy and pretty with muted colours mixed with older fabrics and lots of textures from days gone by.
      You can always go back on the blog and find the one you want to work with and have it open in front of you , or once the you tube videos are up you will be able to pause me and craft along, I am still waiting for my tripod at the moment.
      Thanks again for your kindness Rose.
      Hugs Kimxxx

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    2. Hi Kim,
      Have recently started to dabble in Pinterest and have put cards up there - it allows me to categorise and therefore make the search much quicker. Guess what? There'll be Kim Robertson board!
      Have a great Sunday .
      Hugs, Rose

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  21. Fabulous card, so much work you've put into it but well worth the effort. I absolutely love that periwinkle blue card it's such a pretty colour.

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    1. Hi Stephanie
      I love this card too and the plum, then all the neutrals and soft gold.
      Thanks again for the kind words as always
      Big hug Kim xxx

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  23. Hi Kim, gorgeous card that you posted yesterday, love the whole layout, stamping and colouring. Bx

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    1. Hi Bridget
      Thanks so much , glad you stopped by .
      Hugs
      Kim xx

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  24. Hi Kim
    I can see lots of goodies on this card, gorgeous as always, and 'Thank You' for showing it too us and explaining what you did and used to create it.
    I love it. x

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    1. Hi Lovely
      Im so pleased to see you and thanks for your comment as always
      Hugs
      Kim xx

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