Sunday, 26 October 2014

Visible Image day

Hello all my lovelies

Ohhh I know you have all been wondering what I have been up to and the answer is prepping for Mondays shows on C&C, 9a.m and 2pm, so I hope you can join me and email in as you know I love hearing all your thoughts and its so good knowing I have my Internet family watching.

I have been meaning to catch up with all the winners and comments all week but I just seemed to run out of time, all parcels will be posted out on Tuesday this week so look out for posties, I also have no gas at present so been a little chilly its definitely been one of thoseeeee weeks but I have been prepping for Monday's shows and getting another show together fast for the 3rd November so anyway one of the lovely Visible image team , Sam stepped in and covered me on Wednesday and so I am doing today so Huge thanks to her for helping me out.
I thought I'd use my gorgeous Enchanting Snowflake stamps from Visible Image this week and teamed it with a classically timeless sentiment and keep it pretty and fairly simple with mica powders and embossing, well I hope you like it.

I used two different tonal purples here in cardstock and used ivory embossing powder rather than white  to blend in the the ivory paper. I stamped out the smaller snowflake around the backing edge of the frame piece of card with Versamark and used an interference colour Mica which looks silver in certain lights and a bluey/lilac in other, very pretty. I also used the same mica on the edges of the flowers too.

 Here is a closer look and you can now see the backing a little better and the lilac on the mica more.
I love purple and ivory or cream , I used those colours for my daughters bedroom and she still loves it. I have never really been a Christmas red and green colour person but to me this is just gorgeous in these colours and the snowflakes are so crisp but still have that vintage feel to them. Gorgeous.

Here is a close up on the first little cluster with the bow and you can see the stem I cut off the little flowers I twisted around a pokey tool to create a little curly q to add to the flower and some other little stamens just to make it a little more interesting.
 I snapped this little corner so you can see the mica on the stamps in the backing here. soo Pretty and sparkly in real life. The cameras just never seem to pick up sparkle well unless it full on bling.

 This was the 2nd little bunch in the top right of the card, you can also see the two colours in the card used on the layers in this one a little better.

Finally here is the longer shot to show the layers etc. I hope you like this one, the font is so clear and sharp to stamp with , perfect image for Visible Image.haha

Ok so here are the stamps I used on this one.

                               Enchanting Snowflakes                    Christmas and New year.

Aren't they pretty , I can also imagine then used with all the gorgeous colours of metal flakes out there now lovely.

Anyway my lovelies thank you to all those who sent me their addresses so I can send your prizes out and don't forget to watch on Monday and email in to the show so you have the chance of getting more cards and goodies. I really do read them all even if we aren't allowed to keep them now.

Thanks again to our Sam for helping me on Wednesday and I look forward to catching up with you all very soon .

Lots and lots of love to all

Hugs

Kim 
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36 comments:

  1. Morning my friend Kim,
    I hope your well, I'm Thrilled your on Create and Craft I'll be able to watch the second show but the first I'll have to tape as I'm out, I promise I will e-mail in I wonder why you can't keep the e-mails.
    Today's Card is Stunning I Love The Colours you've chosen and The Fabulous Huge Snowflake Stamp by Visible Image, I Love The Beautiful Ribbon and The Fabulous Flowers, thank you for sharing thank you for the fantastic photography shots that show your card in great detail, thank you also for such a great detailed breakdown on how to achieve this Beautiful Card.
    Love and Hugs
    From Sam xx

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    1. Hi Sam
      They dont like us having the emails because they dont want us to have the addresses but I sad i have most of the ladies anyway but i said cut that off and print it without, Ijust like to read everything the ladies say to me but its still no but i stand by the cup and read them all at the end before they take them away lol.
      I am so pleased you like the card Sam and you will have a go yourself now you have the break down maybe.
      I try very hard with the photos for you guys but not having a super duper camera makes it hard but I do my best for sure.
      Hugs
      Kim xx

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  2. Good morning Kim!
    Did you stamp the ribbon ?
    I really like the colours, flowers and the curly cues ..this year I'm into Duck Egg blue with lots of snowflakes and jewels.
    I think I will pop over to look at the stamps on V I shop site !
    I hope you have your Gas back on soon it is turning a bit nippy !
    Take care
    Love Marg

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    1. Hi Marg
      Actually this time no I didn't stamp this ribbon, I often do though especially on cotton etc, it looks fab on the shabby chiq cards. This was just a small one I brought cos I wanted the shape it was on to use as a template for a lace book. lol I love duck egg blue and brown or silvery tones , fab. yes do have a look it is so reasonable you will love it.
      Gas to be sorted thursday morning fingers crossed.
      Hugs
      Kim xxx

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  3. A beautiful card Kim , I do like the colours you have used and the flowers are stunning!
    Hope your gas gets fixed before it gets really cold.
    Will be watching tomorrow xx
    Ruth

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    1. Hi Ruth
      I am so pleased you like the card as always. thanks so much, I t is so nice to see regulars to the blog watching on tv too. helps no end.
      thanks
      Kim xxx

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  4. Hi Kim, this card is lovely, very unusual colours, but really appeals when you are not always a traditional Christmas colours person, and want something totally different. Hope you gas is fixed soon, it is getting colder. Bx

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    1. Hi Bridget
      Thanks for the kind words as always. Yes it c ertainly is getting colder for sure.
      Hugs
      Kim xx

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  5. Hi Kim,
    Beeeeoooootiful card and like you I prefer the contempory colours for Christmas. Sadly I wont be able to watch your shows on Monday as we're off on a 5 day break....hopefully I can do a catch-up when we get back so good luck although I know you don't need it as you are a TV pro now.

    Love Sheila xx

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    1. Hi Sheila.
      I hope you have a wonderful break and have lots of nice weather and relaxing times. Dunno bout pro but it was good fun so I hope you will get to catch up when your back. have fun
      Kim xxx

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  6. Hi Kim
    Love today's card and the purple colours you have used. The snowflake stamps are gorgeous. Along with baubles these are my favourites. I do hope your gas comes on soon as it's starting to get a bit nippy.
    I look forward to the postman delivering my goodies next week. I just can't wait. I hope you have lots of emails to read and I wonder why you aren't allowed to keep them. I shall be recording them as usual.

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    1. Hi Pat.
      It is a gorgeous stamp for sure.They dont like us to have the emails cos of the addresses etc , i dont think they realise we already haved most of each others haha.
      Thanks so much for popping on as always
      Hugs
      Kim xx

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  7. Morning Kim
    Stunning card, love the colours you have used, love the stamps, flowers and ribbon - where can we get that from - so useful at Christmas. I love how you have curled and coloured the edges of the roses they really pop.
    Hope you wont be too long getting the gas back on.
    Looking forward to your Monday shows - I shall be watching the first one but
    teaching the second one, so will tape it and watch it later.
    Hugs
    Carol x

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    1. Hi Carol
      Stamps are all Visible Image and are extremely resonable. They will also be at the nec.on stand B26 so you can meet lovely Helen and Mark too.
      Gas man comes thursday now so fingers crossed.
      I hope your lace teaching will go well , and is good fun. Hugs fo rnow
      Kim xxx

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  8. Hi Kim. I love the card, the purples are gorgeous(one of my favourite colours) and the snowflakes and flowers look beautiful.
    I will be looking for the postie, can't wait to see what I have won.
    Enjoy the shows tomorrow. I will be recording them but I hope to be able to watch some, if I do I will email in. Why can't you keep the emails any more?
    I hope you get the gas sorted soon as it can be quite nippy at times can't it!
    Take care.

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    1. Hi Mrs b.
      Oh thanks so much, glad you like the card. I love the berry shades i must admit. Cant keep emails due to the addresses on them apparently. I do read them though before they are whisked away.
      It c ertainly is nippy , thank goodness not as bad as last week though so far.
      Hugs
      Kim xx

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  9. A beautiful card Kim, and the colours are lovely. I adore the snowflakes and the iridescent mica in the background, and the flowers and good sized sentiment finish it so prettily. I hope to see you on Monday. x

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    1. Hi Pat.
      Thank you so much, I really appreciate all your kindness
      hugs
      Kim xx

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  10. Lovely cards today, Kim. Really elegant.
    Hope to be able to watch tomorrow. I may have to record since my grandson is staying with us for a few days. Hope all goes well, anyway. Thank you, Jan

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    1. Hi Jan
      ahhh enjoy your grandson, you can always catch up on shows but not on missed moments with children, I will still be there after to see on c&c.
      enjoy
      Hugs
      Kim xx

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  11. Hi Kim. Hope you've had a good weekend. Id have lost my fingers without heating this week, its gone really chilly now.
    Who said C cards have to stay with traditional colour's boooring ! Lkve the popping purple and the text is really lovely.
    Looking forward to your show's tomorrow, think I'll make it my 'recoup day' after having only 3hrs last night followed by market today ! C. Cards can wait until Tuesday : )

    Looking forward to postie knocking my door this week, thank you Kim.

    Hugs all round.
    Lancashire Steph xxx

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    1. Hi Steph
      I feel a little like my fingers are turning shades of blue lately you are right but at least i didnt notice the cold at the studios this time maybe cos i was already cold haha. you are very welcome my dear xx

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  12. Evening Kim, Brrrrrr, let's hope you get some gas really soon !! thankfully it isn't too bad weather wise at the moment.
    I love the colour purple, and all variations of it, so this card really 'sings' to me. The flowers are stunning.
    You sound like you have been really busy lately, prepping for these shows, really looking forward to them.
    Enjoy the rest of your evening.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

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    1. Hi Patricia
      yes I am so sorry i feel like i have neglected me emails to you etc, but it has been a little like crazy town here. Gas should be thursday next so fingers crossed it gets done.
      Lots of love
      kim xxx

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  13. Hi kim the card is soooo beautiful the colour is perfect I love it thank you for sharing. Hope the gas is soon back on thank you Sam for helping. Have good shows kim I'll be watching love you nanna June xxxxxxxxxxxxx

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    1. Hi Nanna
      It seems like I have alwas called you nanna now haha. lovely lady.
      I am pleased you still enjoy my cards and comng on to see me. so glad you watch the shows it really means alot. thank you .
      Hugs
      Kim xxx

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  14. Hi Kim this is a gorgeous card. I am on half term holiday so I will be able to watch your shows. I might even send an email. Hugs Jackie

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    1. Hi Jackie
      Thanks so much, I am so pleased you like this card too, I love these colours.
      Oh thats good, yes now mine are older i alwasy forget when the halfters are haha til i go into shops that is.
      Thanks so much
      Kim xxx

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  15. Hi Kim hope you get your gas on soon as it's getting a bit chilly at times. Love your card in purple and silver snowflakes. The flowers are gorgeous. I will enjoy watching you tomorrow on CC and I will send in an email.x

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    1. Hi Carol
      Glad you like the card. I hope you get to see the shows and enjoy them. thanks so much for kind words.
      Hugs
      Kim xx

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  16. Gorgeous make Kim, love the purple for Christmas....those stamps look lovely too! Watching you right now lol! x

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    1. Hi Jo
      Oh Thanks so much. I love purple for christmas too but im really fancy in a shabby chiq one. hmmm
      thanks for watching me haha. still sounds odd to me to say that haha.
      Hugs
      Kim xx

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  17. Hi Kim,
    I had been wondering what you are up to, but as long as it's prep for a show and not anything bad that's ok.
    I would do the card in a different colour as purple is not for me but the design is gorgeous.
    Did you stamp the bow and then cut it out? It doesn't look like ribbon and I think it's a great idea to write the sentiment on the bow.
    Have a good day
    Hugs, Rose

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    1. Hi rose.
      No it is ribbon but it is very thin and cotton, i love to stamp on cotton but thisone I just brought cos i wanted the shape it was on to make a lace holding book from the template.
      Hugs my lovely
      Kim xx

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  18. Hi Kim
    Beautiful card, love the stamps and the use of mica powders. Sorry missed your shows today but will try and watch on C&C tomorrow. Hope you get the gas sorted!
    Best wishes, Pat

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    1. Hi Pat.
      Thank you so much, glad you like the card.
      Hope you catch the shows. Hugs
      Kim xx

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