Thursday, 27 November 2014

Creative Expressions Thursday

Hi all

Well this is the last Thursday of the Month and so here is the last of the Christmas posts for this month. Again I have a couple of cards for you to peruse and give me your opinions on of course.
I hope you enjoy them.

Ok so lets get started here is number one.

 This is one of the demo's I did on C&C and it has the five pointed star couture creations die along with the sleigh die that sold out on the show too and the flourish under the flower. I stamped out the sentiment from the Christmas post set of sentiments and I used tape around the edge of the matting and covered it in antique rose polished silk glitter.

 A close up on the flower which I covered in the Glitter Jewell's diamond snow, which I loved.

 Here  is the sparkly sleigh too which I used inside a cut out I created with the vintage labels 7 and popped up onto foam above the soft silver cardstock we carry. I know you loved this sleigh too as it was selling very quickly and I can see why as it was so cute , especially those little presents that are part of it, although not on this card. Funny story for you my daughter was in her room yesterday and came out saying " I don't think this is mine, I think it is yours".  it was one of the little die cut presents from this set and somehow managed to gravitate into her room, I think on one of her socks when she came to say night to me when I was in the stash room haha. ( that must have been in her room for ages now as it was a long time ago I cut this out. )

Here is another look at that very neat sentiment which would work lovely with the chalk board effect that is so popular right now.

So for card number two.

 This was going to be another demo on the show for C&C but we decided to do a mini clinic instead and so this one got missed off but it was shown, it only has a little stamping with the sentiment and the poinsettia which was coloured with distress ink. But the ribbon is gorgeous and was on the show too and the background was created by taking a piece of white card and covering it in double sided sticky sheets and then I die cut this Couture creations Lace background four times and placed three whole on the paper and cut the other in half and added it I then sprinkle the whole thing in sea green polished silk glitter. I added some cosmic shimmer glue to the few areas i wanted to change the colour of the glitter and then tipped on gold glitter , because it is opaque it coloured over the green completely and I was left with a stunning and very sparkly piece of art to add to my mat and layers .

 Here is the sentiment I chose and stamped it in black archival ink and cut out with the smaller Vintage labels 7 die.
 Here again is the finished look with that large ribbon neatly tucked around the first mat and a double bow tied by hand and a poinsettia used to cover the knot and one of the real sparkly embellishments in black seemed perfect for this one.
A close up of the bow with all that gorgeous satin , I used some glue dots as shown before to make sure the bow stayed perfectly placed in true chocolate box fashion.

Well we have reached the end of another month so next week sees the start of a new month on the team and I wonder what we will be demonstrating this time.... hmmm

have a wonderful Thursday everyone and I will see you all soon.

Huge hugs


P.s   Thanks so much lovely blogglies for all your kind words and messages re my mum, My brother is very touched you leave all these kind wishes for me and says thank you too. I explained how we are all a huge family here and he was most impressed. Huge hugs and I appreciate your kindness and support very much.
K xxx 


  1. Two beauties Kim, the second one wins for me , I love the way you have created the background.
    Hope all is relatively well with mum and give your brother best wishes from me .
    Take care of yourself Kim xxxxRuth

  2. Hi Kim,
    First I'd like to say I'm always thinking of you,
    I Love the Awesome Cards on your Blog Today, you always bring us such delightful Cards that are so very different, I wish we'd had seen the second Card on Create and Craft as I Love this one I Love The Fabulous Bow and The Rich Colour of this Beautiful Card.
    Take Great Care Kim
    Hugs from Sam x

  3. Hi Kim,
    Two wonderfu cards today and I can't pick a favourite I keep bouncing back from one to the other...both so different but just as gorgeous as each other.
    Gentle hugs to you and your Mum.

    Love Sheila xx

  4. Hi Kim two lovely cards, oh I do so like the second one though. Its gorgeous. Nice to know was impressed by all the caring thoughts about mum x

  5. Hi Kim
    You are always in my thoughts and prayers Kim - you sure have had a lot on your plate this past year.
    Love both of your cards both beautiful love the flower on the first card and the bow on the second - could not pick a best as all your cards are lovely
    Hugs for now

    Carol x

  6. Hi kim both cards are stunning can't pick between them love em both.
    Hope you and yours are ok you are in my thoughts and prayers love you nanna June xxxx

  7. Both cards are so different from one another and equally stunning Kim. I love the sleigh and the big layered poinsettia on the first, and the gorgeous red and green glittery finish to the second. Gorgeous ribbon too. Hope your Mum is still relatively comfortable. Take care. x

  8. Hi Kim,
    Both cards are lovely but me being a "red person", the second one is more up my street as regards colours. I just LOVE the polished silk glitter and don't mind using the double sided sticky sheet because it doubles up as a neat way of sticking the die cuts to the card.
    Still in Xmas card production, with hiccups (not me, but life-created).
    Hope your mum is continuing to improve and don't forget girl, don't forget time for YOU.
    Hugs, Rose

  9. Evening Kim, 2 great pieces of work as always but the first wins it for me I just love thar pointsettiers.

  10. Morning Kim, love the cards, I think my favourite is number 2. Hugs to you, your Mum and your brother. Take care. Bx

  11. Two lovely creations We all worry when you go off the radar for a bit what with your op and now your mum So it's good of you to update us Like you say we become a family and many of us have stories behind why we craft

  12. Hi Kim, Just a quickie as I'm not supposed to be using my laptop, I had my eye lasered on Thursday and am supposed to be resting my eye.
    Two fabulous cards, gorgeous colour combo's too.
    Lots of love and huge hugs for you and all your family, you are always in my thoughts and prayers, from Patricia xx

  13. Hi Kim.
    Two beautiful cards for us. Thank you. You must be meeting yourself coming back at the mo ! What with all your DT work, designing and visiting mom so make sure you stay well too, as it all catches up with you eventually. You know we will all be here for you no matter what.
    Thinking of you all, you, your 'children' brother and of course - mom.
    Sending hugs.
    Lancashire Steph xx