Friday, 12 September 2014

Its Frrrriday....!

Hi Folks

It's Friday and I have just been back and answered all your lovely comments so don't forget to go check out your replies, I feel so blessed to have you all on here you are all sooooo fabulous darling hehe.
Welcome welcome to all the new ladies who have subscribed since the last C&C shows and I believe we are getting near to some giveaways, 10 more subbies and I have 200 so I will do a big ole giveaway with lots of goodies then so encourage anyone you know who would like to try to win some goodies to come sign up and we will get there in no time I am sure.
In the meantime starting next week I will go back to giving some cards away etc so we will gradually get all that good stuff going again now I'm back , yup I am definitely back and loving being with you.

So today I am going to show another couple of cards from the show last week and I hope you like them so without further ado.

 Here was my aged sepia toned offering from the show , simply called Bon Voyage. I actually love sepia tones be it in old pictures or mixed media which you all know I love anyway but it is just so warm and yet subtle, I love black and white photos too and have some really gorgeous ones of me and my late husband with the kids which he took with the filters on to make it that tome, brilliant.

 Here is a close up on the gorgeous old car and you can see I used the script stamp in the background which I made inky and flicked water at and dabbed with kitchen paper to create those splatters over it too.
 Another viewpoint to show off the layers and the bow was tied with some of the Bakers twine all Creative expressions which I know a lot of you have of course.
So here is the long angle again the card is actually taupe and the layers are black but for some reason it looks a navy tone on here but it is definitely black.

So on to card number two.

'Carte Postale'
This was the background that Lovely Leonie really wanted me to show but we ran out of time (as always, I definitely need a longer show with her). I will do a background very similar soon so I can show you how it is done with all the layers as I promised on the show I would.
 Here is a longer view and on just the page I used for the backing there is 5 layers of embossing alone, then all the mats and layers build this one up nicely don't you think?
I used the Adirondak Inks on the show in Citrus and Plum to create this one too, Love the combo and still totally possible to give to a man as I kept the bow to the hemp natural material too.

I loved this little verse so I took a close up so you could all read it too (even though it is a little burred tut)

Ok my lovely blogglies I hope you have a wonderful day and that it is sunny and a good one for you all, I look forward to reading all your lovely kind words later and of course answering them too.

While I think of it , I have a new day to blog for Visible Image which will go from Sunday to Wednesday and in the meantime i will be catching up with lots of goodies to show you all.
My next shows at the moment unless anything changes are the 8th and 20th October on C&C so leave a note in your diaries.

Huge crafty hugs to you all




  1. Morning Kim
    Well I am first this morning to say a big thank you for sharing your beautiful cards with us, you are a very talented lady - you have been surely missed.
    I am off to the gym now so will speak to you later
    Carol x

  2. Hi Kim.
    Fabulous men cards as I like many others always get stuck when it comes to making them.
    I'm off to a craft show in Manchester so will catch you later. Do hope youe ankle is doing well.

    Love Sheila xx

  3. Hi Kim, looking forward to all the cards and blogs. Love these 2 cards, brilliant for men, but my favourite is the second one with those vibrant colours. Have a great day. Bx

  4. Morning Kim, two great cards and I think the first one is my favourite!
    Love the colours and it's just such a good card for the men.
    Glad you are back on form Kim and look forward to more of your creations.
    Take care and don't overdo things,

  5. Morning Kim, These cards are fabulous (what else is new haha), I love sepia cards, anything vintage I love it, and the second card these are my favourite colours, loving everything about these cards. I'm a definite 'Kim groupie' haha.
    Have a lovely weekend.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  6. Hi Kim.
    It is so good to have you back, I have just seen yesterdays gorgeous card, I love the plum/white combo and Sue's poinsettia dies are no 1 on my wish list. I love the aperture and the sparkle behind, it is all wonderful. I will be having a go at this one.
    Two great cards today. I love the sepia look too : ) such a wonderful man's card, love it all. The second card is lovely too, great colours.
    It won't be long before you are doing the draw for 200 followers will it : )
    Have a good weekend. Take care.

  7. Hi kim the more I see these cards the more I love them glad your feeling better thank you love you lots nanna June xxxxxx

  8. Morning Kim, boy is it good to have you back! I really missed you. Hope life is a little less hectic now? I simply LOVE both of the cards that you've shown today. You asked me what I like to do when i'm well enough, well I love stamping and I adore colour, hence a large collection of pens and paints etc! I also love making jewellery, although I do far less of that than I do making cards and little gifts for people. I feel rather blessed to have so many people to do for. Well enough from me! Keep up the good work, we all love it. Love Sarah

  9. Hello Kim
    I did email earlier this morning but its gone into the ether! lol
    Love the masculine cards......... thanks for the inspiration too!
    take care
    Love Marg

  10. Love these cards-especially the vintage car. The background on the second card looks stunning though. Will have to give it a try. It looks good fun. Thank you, Jan

  11. Hi Kim
    Great to have you back, missed you and your great step by step instructions, but sorry to hear your mum is ill
    Great cards love yesterday's Christmas card with the beautiful poinsettias as well
    Best wishes, Pat

  12. Hi Kim. So lovely to see you here again and showing us some eagerly awaited art work, as that is exactly what your cards are - works of art.
    Im sure it wont be too long before you numbers rise, I will pass on your blog ad to those I know who also love card making.
    Take care Kim. Thinking of you.
    Lancashire Steph xx

  13. Evening Kim, 2 great cards, I love the sepia car especially for a mans card, but then those fabulous colours mixed on the second one, no sorry I really can't chose a favourite today, both winners.

  14. Two brilliant men cards I love sepia tones too A while ago I made a card using an image of a Pennyfarthing for a guy at work who loves cycling He lived it because it was so different to the norm Good to see you're back and you "sound" very chirpy

  15. Hi Kim,
    love those cards but for me the edge is there with the second one - that background is just fab.
    Also have to congratulate you on your Xmas card of 11th Sept. - it's unusual and elegant.
    I MUST get started with the Xmas cards VERY SOON if not yesterday......... I can see it all - last minute dash and panic.
    Hugs, Rose

  16. Hi Kim so glad to have you 'home' missed you xx
    Lancashire Steph xx