Friday, August 26, 2016

New Challenge over at CAS-ual Fridays - CFC155

Happy Friyay!!! My first week back to work after a months vacation... I was happy to come back but I must say the "getting back into it" was difficult! So I am happy for a new CAS-ual Fridays Challenge - CFC155 and the theme is Black, White +1(color of your choice). I have also found that getting my card mojo back has been difficult after being away, lol!


I started by trimming a white panel (Neena 80lbs) and using Abandoned Coral Distress Ink all over. I then cut the panel at ban angle and stamped the Bravo sentiment in Versafine Onyx Black Ink. I die cut my flowers (4 petal Fri-Dies) in a variety of white, black glitter paper and a black and white stripe. I then stamped my striped background put everything together and added my petals and some sequins! 



Join us at the CAS-ual Fridays Challenge blog for the chance to win $25 worth of CAS-ual Fridays Stamps and, drum roll please... Michelle with double the prize if you use CAS-ual Fridays stamps! 



Thanks so much for taking the time!



Kim

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Simon Says Stamp Flickr Challenge!

I have been on vacation for the last couple of weeks and I have been taking a blog break as well! Not planned but lots of travel and seeing family and friends! Here is a quick card that I made for the current Simon Says Stamp Flickr Challenge - Embossing!


I used my copper embossing powder, I have always loved the finish but now I want to get my hands on some rose gold embossing! So pretty and it is on my wish list!  I used my Zig Clean Color Real Brush pens with the Simon Says Stamp Exclusive Ranunculus set. I fussy cut the leaves and Ranunculi? (not sure lol) then laid out my flowers and leaves to stamp the remaining background "fillers".  I embossed the sentiment with he same powder on black cardstock put it all together and added Pretty Pink Posh sequins :)

Thanks for taking the time!!
Kim



Friday, August 12, 2016

CFC154 - Time to Color!

It's time to color over at the CAS-ual Fridays Challenge!!! I love to color, my favourite mediums are Copics, Zig Clean Color Real Brush Pens and Prismacolor Pencils! I used my Prismacolor on Kraft for this one and I love the way it turned out!


I adore the Pretty Posies stamp set! I thought using the flowers and outlining them in white would really feature the beautiful design of the flowers and leaves.  The sentiment is from Calling All Sistahs, this, I must say, is one of the reasons I love CAS-ual Fridays stamps. There is an underlining "support your ladies" theme for all of Michelle's sets of which I am a big fan.  Most of the cards I make for my best girlfriends have CAS-ual Friday's sentiments. Let's face it we all need encouragement in one way or another at certain points in our lives. I stamped the sentiment in Versafine Onyx Black ink and outlined it freehand in white pencil to emphasize it. This card will go in the mail to a friend who lives far away but is facing a difficult decision.


Join us at the CAS-ual Fridays Challenge blog for the chance to win $25 worth of CAS-ual Fridays Stamps and, drum roll please... Michelle with double the prize if you use CAS-ual Fridays stamps! 



Thanks so much for taking the time!

Kim






Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Tim Holtz Dog Crazy - Loki

I have been away on vacation over the last few weeks. I have had a wonderful time with family, friends and some fun travel. Always nice to re-charge the batteries before the start of another year of intense work! So, I took a little bit of a blog break.  I was so excited to pick-up this fantastic Dog Crazy set by Tim Holtz and start playing! 


I am in-love with these "Crazy" sets by Tim Holtz. This is a birthday card for my best guy friend and it's his dog Loki :)  I paired Loki with the Crazy Accessories also by Tim Holtz, everything is coloured with Copics. The sentiment is from a Simon Says Stamp set, I wanted a small sentiment so the focus could all be on the dog!!

Thanks for taking the time!!
Kim

Friday, July 29, 2016

CFC153 - Gift Tags

It's time for a new CAS-ual Fridays Challenge and it's all about gift tags! I love making gift tags and the CAS-ual Fridays stamps give a great CAS style!


I used stamps from both Wallflower and WTF. I stamped the border stamp from Wallflower with Hero Arts Ombre Mint to Green ink and added the lined stamp from WTF in Versafine Onyx Black Ink then stamped the sentiment to make sure I had the right spacing (also in Onyx black) then finished it off with PPP sequins! The tag die is by Papertrey Ink. 


Join us at the CAS-ual Fridays Challenge blog for the chance to win $25 worth of CAS-ual Fridays Stamps and, drum roll please... Michelle with double the prize if you use CAS-ual Fridays stamps! 



Thanks so much for taking the time!


Kim

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Owls!

I found this stamp at my local scrapbook store - Scrapbook Centrale. It's by Prickley Pear a new company to me. I just feel in love with these sweet owls!


I stamped my image with Hot Fudge MFT hybrid ink and used an Altenew branch to extend it.  I cut masks out of full PostIts to mask the owls and leaves.  I used a mix of distress inks for the moon and the sky.  I then Copic coloured my owls and leaves and the shadows on the moon! The sentiment is by Lawn Fawn which I white embossed! The Wonky Frame is by Avery Elle.

Love this stamp!

Thanks for taking the time!
Kim

Monday, July 18, 2016

Simon Says Stamp!

I have been wanting this stamp set for a while!!! I was so excited when they introduced the matching dies which made it impossible for me not to order the set :) 


The Simon Says Flickr Challenge is all about colouring this week! For those of you that have heard and/or participated in the Kathy Racoosin 30-day colouring challenge, Simon Says Stamp has set the challenge theme in honour of her fun 30-day challenge. I have yet to be able to participate actively because this day job of mine makes it difficult for me to have time everyday even if it is simply to colour an image! LOL

I used my Copics for the flowers and leaves, I love to colour and Copics, Zig Clean Colour and my Prismacolor pencils are my favourite and yes, in that order.  I used the Spring Flowers SSS stamp set and the sentiment is from the SSS Big Birthday Wishes. The panel and banner are both from Avery Elle. I topped everything off with PPP sequins!

Thanks for taking the time!
Kim