Thursday, 11 September 2014

Creative Expressions Thursday

Hi Folks

I hope you are having a good week and having lovely sunshine again like I am. I was lucky enough on the team to receive some gorgeous dies and stamps from our lovely Sue Wilson's collection's so this month is dedicated on the team,to the Christmasy theme. Ooo that rhymes... come on brain now engage haha

It is so fabulous to be  back with you and covered in glitter haha I really have missed chatting to you all and I hope to catch up with everyone over the coming weeks slowly. I am still going through lots of emails etc.

So here goes. This is the die and stamp combination I have used this time.

The classic Poinsettia from the festive collection Sue Wilson Dies and The stamps to die for collection stamp called Snowflake bauble.
I have started simply with this one so the ladies among you that are not so confident can really get to grips with the easier style today but still keep it clean and elegant.

 So here we are in my favourite colour combination of Coconut white and plum foundation card stock
I started with a piece of white around 5x6 inches and I cut my three classic poinsettia's out of the centre and set the flowers aside , I also cut a few more out of some scrap coconut white left from my recent show to use up.I took another piece of white just half an inch bigger than the first and laid a small amount of double sided adhesive sheet down just in the centre, well away from the edges that would show.
I rubbed in some of the large chunky glitter , snowflake sparkles or something like that haha, after burnishing it into the sheet I set it aside for a moment so I could stamp my Bauble and sentiment.
 I stamped this in Perfect medium and gold embossing powder I also used a fine glitter in the background of the bauble and some pearls to decorate it.
Here is another full view slightly at an angle to see how dimensional the Poinsettias really are and hopefully pick up a little of the shine etc.

 You can see the glitter under the flower apertures quite freely here.
 Of course here is the greeting, simply "Season's Greetings".
 I love this ribbon and how it stays pretty in it's bow and the white almost snowflake looking embellishment.
Another angle to show under the flowers.


From here I did some mat and layering some on foam and some on cosmic shimmer glue. I added some pearls in the corners and as embellishments on the bauble etc I think you will agree once the layering is complete it becomes a very elegant card which could be given generically due to the non sexist connotations on the card.I also used some glitter on the points of the poinsettia and Barnet items so enjoy having a look round.  Thanks for stopping by and don't forget to send me a comment or question and I will answer you later.

Hugs to all now.
Kim

xxxx

22 comments:

  1. Hello Kim, this card is gorgeous, I love the dimension created by the flowers, with the cut out underneath. Definitely one to try. Have a great day. Bx

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    1. Hi Bridget
      Thank you so much for stopping by, I love using all the piece you cut out for cards using die cuts and all the different things that can be added to make it sparkle below.
      good to see you
      Hugs
      Kim xx

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  2. Hi Kim,
    A beautiful card.
    Love the way you have done the flowers.
    Take care,
    XxxRuth

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    1. Hi Ruth
      Thank you so much , I am so pleased you like them, I wanted them to be classy and neat for this one.
      Hugs from me
      Kim xx

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  3. Hi Kim,
    It's always lovely to click on your blog and see your beautiful creations and today's is without excepton....it's stunning! Love the plum and white with the gold bauble and the way you have left the poinsettia cut out and with the snowflake sparkles then added the layered poinsettia.....just stunning!

    Love Sheila xx

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    1. Hi Sheila
      How lovely , thank you so much for being here and for all your kind words. I am so pleased you like it.
      Hugs
      Kim xx

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  4. Hi Kim
    Hope you are well, love this card, Sue did one similar using butterflies, so this is one I must try for Christmas.
    Hugs
    Carol x

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    1. Hi My lovely friend
      I have sent you an email and thank you for coming on and leaving me a comment. Missed our chats.
      Hugs
      Kim xxx

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  5. Soooo lovely this card kim thank you for sharing hope you are ok and looking after your ankle rest when you can love always nana June xxxxx

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    1. Hi Nana
      I am so pleased you like it. I am doing my best to catch up on some rest this week but so happy to be back with you all.
      Huge Hug
      Kim xxx

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  6. Morning Kim, I adore your technique here, die-cutting, glittering underneath the aperture, and then putting the poinsettias on top, absolutely fabulous !! I love this colour combo too, plum, white and gold, fabulous !!
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

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    1. Hi Patricia
      Lovely to see you. Ahh thank you so much , Its my favourite combo too.so pleased you like it and so good to see you again

      Hugs
      Kim xxx

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  7. Hello Kim. I love this card and all its textures! It's very elegant. I like to play with aperture cards but don't always get the placing right! Thank you, Jan

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    1. Hi Jan
      Thank you for stopping by, yes they can be a little tricky , if you do stuggle I suggest doing your stamping first then you can do your die cuts especially with these shapes and work your poinsettias or other flowers , whatever you have around where you stamp and no one will be the wiser haha.
      Nice to see you
      Hugs
      Kim xx

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  8. Hello Kim, this is the first of your blogs that I have seen ( I am pretty new to card making!) The card is beautiful and Thankyou for including the size of your aperture card, it will help so much when attempting to make a similar card. the colours are striking and I am a big fan of all the Sue Wilson dies and stamps. Will be following you now. Regards, Linda.

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    1. Hi Linda.
      Welcome welcome.Its good to see new people as well as all the ladies already subscribing, Thank you for all your kind words and I am so pleased you are here with me, I like to think of us all crafting side by side rather than people following me and please check back as I do try to answer all the lovely comments I get left when I can.
      welcome again and hugs
      Kim xx

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  9. Evening Kim, fabulous card you have shown us today, I love the simplicity it's so classy and the plum card mat is ideal to finish off. I love the technique with the flowers and I think Ill be giving this a try myself.

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    1. Evening lovely lady
      Thank you so much, I am glad you like it. I was going exactly for simple clean and classy so I am so pleased it came over, so hard in photos as the cards always look so stunning in person but then you take a pic and they look just ok to me. hey ho. I hope you do give it a go and dont forget I will always show it on here if you would like me too.
      Hugs and nice to see you
      Kim xxx

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  10. Gorgeous The plum makes a lovely change from Chrismassy red Good to have you back Hope to see you soon Going to look if you've done any "replies"

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    1. Hi Karen
      Thank you so much and your right I love plums and golds at christmas rather than red and green mixs, but I guess we all do a few ( if I have too ) lol
      will txt you
      Hugs
      Kim xx

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  11. Hi Kimmie. Welcome home. How lovely to see you back in blog world and on our screens again. You've been missed, and I told you we'd all be back once you felt 'upto' blogging etc again (plus a couple of 'newbies too) well done Kim. Your show's were great, and Leoni must make it so relaxing for you, it was like you'd never been away : )
    Wow Kim, those Parisian stamps are great, just a month or so too late for me though, remember when I asked for your advice regards any Parisian stamps as our daughter was 'mini-mooning in Paris after her June wedding ? If only they had been released a month or so earlier, can you imagin how brilliant that would have been ?!
    Anyway Kim, yet again you are showing some lush cards again and cant wait to see what else you have for us.
    Take care hon.
    Need say no more.
    Take care.
    Lancashire Steph xxx

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