Thursday, 30 October 2014

Creative Expressions Thursday

Hi lovelies

Even though I am a couple of days before the end of the month with the permission of my pal's at Creative Expressions to save a little time as I am rushing for some show prep for the 3rd Nov I have started the next months DT items which for me is a Christmas theme with whatever stamps we have that are christmassy, we could have chosen the silhouette dancers also but I thought as I made all them lovely samples for Christmas for the show just gone i would show some of them over this month.

Ramble over haha so to begin...
I have actually two cards for you today as really this  first one which is my favourite, as it all wintery white and christmassy but really only has one stamp on it which is the sentiment, the rest is done with glitter, a mask and die cuts and as Creative expressions is all about stamping on the team I feel this one wouldn't be fair as much as I love it.

 I love the classy elegance of this colour scheme, it is so timeless and will work for all Christmas times till the end of days(slightly dramatic but hey) . It was created using the products I took onto C&C this week, the 6x6 mask with hanging baubles and Sue's two tone of glitter technique which I love, I also adore these new white flowers which as you saw take the spritzes so well also.

 Here is a close up and you can see the pin branch die from Couture Creations here with lots of white glitter added from the glitter jewels diamond snow. Some pearl bead string sets it off too.

The sentiment was from the Just rite signs of Christmas sentiment set and is perfect here in gold embossing to match the polished silk glitters.

Card number two in this Christmassy twofer is using the fabulous Applique Christmas labels one stamp set from Just Rite. Using the funky ginger bread person ( must be technically correct hey lol).

 I created this one by first stamped out the stitched stars background from Just rite which is so hard to see on camera but for once look how it picked up the glitter lol this was soooo gorgeous and sparkly.
I stamped out my candy canes and ginger bread image and I used the heart buttons to stamp on the tummy and colour all with distress markers.

 I also stamped out the gorgeous cute Poinsettia and kept it single as I wanted to show the shading and of course the little die cuts underneath for on the show. I also used the sentiment from the same Just rite set. The ribbon is the bright red crinkle edge although it looks a little orange on screen as it is against a darker red on the card but in person it is phone box red ( well old phone boxes haha)

 I tried every thing to get the red stamping on the background to show up but you can only just see it on here but I assure you it is there . Arrgggg.

Anyway I hope you like today's two Christmas cards and I look forward as always to reading your thoughts and comments which is always something at the end of the day I look forward too very much.
Today is back to the rain and cold as I am typing this (wed) so I am hoping we have a little more of that lovely sunshine from the weekend as it certainly helps to see the sun in the sky doesn't it.

Have a great day and see you with more info soon.



  1. Morning Kim, two lovely cards , classic Christmas baubles and lovely flowers and foliage , as you say timeless.
    Love the gingerbread, dare I say , man!!!
    Lovely sparkle and the poinsettia is really pretty.
    Have a great day and keep warm , hope your gas is on!

  2. Good morning Kim I love both of the cards. I saw the demo for the top one and I really want to try the technique. Have a great day. Hugs Jackie

  3. Good Morning Kim
    Two stunningly beautiful cards, I loved how your did the top one and must try this technique. The bottom one is a cutesy one for the youngsters. Love how your have done the Poinsettia.
    Hope you heating is back to normal and you can now feel your fingers and toes.
    Carol xx

  4. Loved that card when I saw it. On c&c very traditional as you say every Christmas that one will be s favourite as will the ginger bread one but what you do to them is magical my friend. Love you nana June xxxxxx

  5. Hi Kim,
    The first one is my absolute favourite. Love it!
    Love the colours in the second one but never know why the candy sticks have to come out at Xmas time, something not seen in Germany. So I wouldn't ever use them.......
    Hugs, Rose

  6. Both these are fabulous! The first one is traditional gorgeousness and the second one is quirky and cute! Love all the sparkle and shine! xxx

  7. Hi Kim
    Two stunning cards today. Both are equally stunning. Love the gingerbread man and also the bauble mask. I wouldn't have thought it was a mask though. Hope your gas is back on. Good job the weather is mild.

  8. Hi Kim two lovely cards, very different but love them both. The baubles look really good using the mask and I just love gingerbread men. X

  9. Love both cards today. They've made me feel very Christmassy! I've used the bauble mask for some of my cards, but not with the glitter like that. Will have to give it a go now I've seen it again. Thank you, Jan x

  10. Hi Kim, Two beautiful cards, the first one is really elegant and lovely, and surprise surprise I just got the stamps today for the second one, how opportune is that !!! We are being spoiled today with these two gorgeous cards.
    Hope the prep is going well.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  11. Hi Kim. I also love both cards but have to say that the second one is my favourite as I just love seeing Gingerbread men almost as much as Snowmen at Christmas:) Looking forward to seeing more cards.
    I hope all your prep for the shows is going well. Take care.

  12. Hi Kim
    Both cards are lovely but the first one is my favourite love how you have used the mask. Good luck with the prep, hope your heating is back on
    Best wishes, Pat

  13. Evening Kim, here I am back from my little hospital "holiday"😊 I see you have been keeping busy. Two lovely cards but for me you can't beat the classic look of white and gold for a Christmas card. I saw you do something similar on the TV this week I think, it really inspired me to have a go you made it look so easy! I'm sure it isn't. Best wishes.

  14. Two lovely sparkly cards Kim. The stencil with the two different colours of glitter has the 'wow' factor and the cute candy canes and ginger bread 'person' is lovely with the bright red, and that gorgeous glitter. The only thing with glitter is that it gets everywhere hahaha! x

  15. Hello Kim, 2 really beautiful cards, love them both, but the white and gold just edges in as my favourite. Looking forward to your shows next week. Have a great Friday. Bx

  16. Hi Kim,
    First of all I'm sorry I've only just checked in,
    But I Love Both of your Stunning Christmas Cards I Love The First One As Its Clean Rich And Extremely Elegant, I Love The Second As You've Brought The Fun Element To The Card And A Lovely Rich Red Colour, I Love The Poinsettia On This Card, I'm Thrilled Your On Create And Craft next Week I really hope it's with Dean again as you were great together.
    Kim Thanks for sharing your Awesome work with us and all the tips and techniques I really appreciate it.
    Love and Hugs
    From Sam xx

  17. Hi Kim,
    Today's cards and the the one in the week are as always amazing and I'm looking forward to your shows next week. Sorry I haven't commented on your earlies card this week as OH and I had a lovely 5 day break in St Ives,,,hadn't been there for over 50 years and it held special memories o holidays with Mum and Dad and is still as beautiful.
    Have a lovely weekend.

    Love Sheila xx

  18. Morning Kim.
    Have a good time on C&C today. Cant wait to see the new stamps, just my cuppa tea or coffee whatever, in my case, coffee, the pot is always bubbling away with lovely Costa or Starbucks. I shall be also recording your show's so the inspiration is always there.
    Hope you had a good weekend.
    Lancashire Steph xx

  19. I'm back - long stories and can't wait to catch up with blogs etc Live the white and gold very classic Take care xxx