Friday 31 January 2014


Wooo Hooo

Now blogger behave haha.

I have my post up on the blog late so you can see who won today in my birthday/1st show competition.

Main prize
Sue Martin.  and she wins:

Sue I will need your address if you could send it to my email at I will get your prize out to you.

Next I decided its time to start giving out some cards to my lovelies so I picked another four numbers today who all win a signed card from me from the show.

winners of the cards are:
Lancashire Stef
Patricia Howarth

If you could all send through your addresses then I will get them off asap to you all.

Would you all please comment on whether you would like regular card giveaways on the blog?

I am going to go back and answer all the lovely comments you put on to the competition post as you ladies know I like to come on an answer but I was knee deep in TV show prep all last week.

As I will run this post all day tomorrow (Saturday) I thought Id show another of the show cards.

 I used the small stamp to create pages in a book with some seem binding ruched and trimmed in the middle almost like the traditional page dividers I thought, with a tassel at the top. Of course 1 of those gorgeous butterflies had to sit on the page too.
 Lots of layers make this card look so elegant in these colours , i just love this plum card.
A close up on the glitter on Mr butterfly of course.

and one more I think? you are being spoiled ladies all these twofers haha..

 Butterfly kisses
 Look at him sparkle ( I don't know why they are always a him hmmmm)
 I like my twine bow on this one with the sparkly adornment.
Very dimensional with lots of layers and tone on tonal stamping.

Well ladies thank you all for your support as I said on the earlier post and of course I look forward to you all travelling on this brilliant crafting adventure with me wooohooo. 

Huge welcomes to all the new people joined this week too and one thing I always say is if you leave a comment make sure you come back and check because I do try to answer anything you leave for me especially if you ask a question or something like that. I also have a list on one of the recent blog postings of all the ways to view me on blogs and how to get me on emails etc if you have something longer than the little comment space to say to me and you are always welcome to email me any questions or thoughts or comments etc.Or if you would like to send pictures of the items you create through I would love to see them especially if you created it after seeing a demo or card up on the blog that inspired you. On that same post is my facebook page ,pinterest and links to all the various teams I design for etc. 
Never be bored or alone ladies if you need me I am here or if you want to share a crafting hello I'm here too ( If I don't answer straight away I always will i just maybe at work etc) 

Lots of love



Thank you's.

Good Morning my lovely crafting Buddies.

A huge thank you to all you guys from me with big old hugs attached.
So many of you emailed in with your support and I really appreciate that lovlies. I had a real blast with the lovely Stephanie and she is a beautiful warm and helpful lady. Then I got to meet gorgeous Leonie and had a blast with her with our challenge show too, she is a great gal too and I loved the demoing so all in all what a great day, I realise the demos need to speed up I dont want you all dropping off on me haha.
Today sees the last chance to leave comments for my competition too as I will be using Mr at around 6 tonight to choose a winner to send those gorgeous goodies to.

I thought I'd start to show some of the samples from the show so you see them a little closer.

 Sunnier days.
 You can see the crackle background again here
                                                                  Lots of layers                                                                            I really enjoyed doing this one as I think the cheery colours make you feel a little like the sun is  on its way eventually even if if feels like everywhere covered in muddy water at the moment. 

This one Is the one I double used the masks which always looks quite complicated but is so very easy.

 I love the muted colours and composition here being clean and simple , sometimes a tiny bit of ink is enough.

      A close up of the embossing details , I used the enchanted gold wax in the background over the Script mask and then used the butterflies and flowers mask over the top of that. Of course that gorgeous Ribbon on the show is used a lot in all these samples and this one is proudly displaying the Rose coloured ribbon.
                                                                                                                                                                   I thought I would spend a few minutes answering any questions you wrote in and asked but we didn't get given to answer on the show via emails.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Sylvia Minter from Norwich asked if The masks come in a larger size for instance 8x8, well Sylvia they do a range of A4 sized masks below is a link to the ones I found on the Creative Expressions website if you ever need to look
                                                                                                                                                                    A4 masks.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Leonie in Wetherby said she was distracted by my bracelet cos she wanted one haha during the demos, well Leonie my gorgeous daughter bought me it as part of my Christmas prezzie and it certainly is a sparkly one. I don't know where she got it I'm afraid but will ask                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Hilary in Harrogate had some poorly grandkids with her and thought I could say hello and wish them better, which I would have of course if they had been given to me so Emilia and Callum who are just 3 & 6 I wish you get better quickly and hope you had a lovely day with nanna, who I hope does not get your illness too.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Denise In Leichester asked what card I was using on the show and will the Couture Creations fit into The Big Shot machine.                                                                                                                               The card stock I use is always Creative Expressions Foundation card which I use all the time for everything as it is uncoated so inking is perfect on it but it is also lovely to mat and layer with as the weight is between 210 and 240 dpi depending on the  colour. The coconut white and the plum and the soft gold are my all time firm favourites. But I just love them all, the teal is a great one too. The embossing folder is yes absolutely it will fit in the big shot.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       I had so many emails from you all which you don't see on air but I have a huge bundle and they all say welcome and they are enjoying the shows, also that I am different and that I inspire them all with my relaxed demos to want to try to use their inks so much more and realise you do not need to be scared to try and give it all ago, "nothing ventured,nothing gained " as the saying goes. 
You all also say that you feel Creative Expressions and me with my style will be a perfect union and you all can't wait to see more of my demos and that you loved that I did the challenge during Leonies show and what an absolute different idea. Well I had lots of demos prepped and different cards to make and I really enjoyed doing some of them in the mornings shows  and had several more to do in the afternoon but Ireally just wanted to 'wing it' pardon the pun. So I asked Leonie and the producer what they thought and they agreed yay... And what you all saw was totally real I had absolutely no idea at all what was coming and I loved that , I think I was a little slow but it will all get better with time, what do you all think?                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Carol won that card , I'd of liked to have added some pearls and glitter etc which would've made it just that bit more special but I will be doing lots of card give aways on the blog from today on so everyone will have more chances of seeing some originals which have taken a little longer to make up.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Regarding some videos that I want to start doing for you all , I have a tripod finally on its way to me so that should start the process as I need my hands of course to make for you. 
Thank you again to all the ladies that come on and check the blog every single day for new inspiration and who emailed into the show and are sticking firmly with me on this journey I will  be back later with the winners of my competition so Have a great day.
                                                                                                                                                                   For those of you wondering , I have had a mega problem with blogger playing up today and not lining things up correctly etc so if it a little squiffy I am so sorry.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Lots of love                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Kim                                                                                              XXXX                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            

Monday 27 January 2014

Competition time.

Hi Everyone
A huge massive thank you for all my birthday wishes from yesterday folks.
It feels so lovely when you all leave all the messages I received on here and facebook etc.
I have one of the cards from thursday to show you today and Hopefully you wil like it as much as I do.

 You Can see the gorgeous embossing folder extra Loren in the back there.
You will see this card on Thursday so Hope you love it as much as I do.

Right and I am so sorry this didn't go live at 8 this a.m , I couldn't get it to work this morning at all (if there are gaps in the posts I am sorry but like I saw I have had lots of issues today with this post.

 This is my Competition post and I have some gorgeous goodies to win plus i will also be sending out a few of my cards too.
Here is the prize for this weeks main winner + a card.
A couple of gorgeous masks , a spellbinders imperial gold set of dies and some Teresa Collins stamps.
All this could be yours all you need to do is leave a comment here and be a follower on the blog and on Friday night I Will use to choose the number and the goodies will be on their way to you.
Again sorry this didn't go live first thing but you have all this week to leave a comment on this post.

I have just had my times for the shows Thursday confirmed and its 9am and again at 2pm so if you can join me I'd love your company and your emails etc.

good luck for the competition.