Monday, 31 August 2015

ATC365 #243 HOOT HOOT



End of the month again already!

WOW!





.. .. .. .. ..and here is the end of month collage.

Only 4 months left to go. 

What a journey!

Kim xx


Marvellous Monday with Visible Image



Sorry if this is rather short and sweet but I am really busy today with social activities!

I have another inspirational project for you featuring only Visible Image stamps.

I am sooooo loving their new Christmas stamps, and with this one I have actually used glitter!

I know, I know!

Not my usual thing this glitter, but I just had to add some!


A classic Brusho background with purple and white stamping.



A tag made from the left over pieces of coloured card.





Visible Image Sparkle At Christmas stamp set



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Happy Days!  Kim 

ATC365 #242 CREDIT TO WRITER




So here is the last ATC in this series.

Paying credit to the writer.

Thanks Marilyn.






Here are some shots of the stages in the making of the series.







Kim xx

Saturday, 29 August 2015

ATC365 #241 THE CHANGES FLOW!




And here is the last line of the poem.





Autumn leaves
that turn to gold

Flowers that are  
bright and bold

Tremble in the
cooling wind

Messages that
 autumn sends

Darker soon 
in the night

Birds now decide
to take the flight

Ah yes, 
I love autumn so


As I watch  
the changes flow!


Kim xx


ATC365 #240 AS I WATCH






Oh dear! Oh dear! Oh dear!

My blog didn't publish last night.

Came here to write the one for today and saw this still 'scheduled'.

Seems I set it up for NEXT month by mistake.




Kim xx

Thursday, 27 August 2015

ATC365 #239 I LOVE AUTUMN SO




Nearing the end of my poetry ATCs which means the summer holidays are nearly over.


                    
                   Autumn leaves                        
that turn to gold
 
Flowers that are 
bright and bold
 
Tremble in the 
cooling wind
 
Messages that 
autumn sends
 
Darker soon 
in the night
 
Birds now decide
to take the flight
 
                               Ah yes,                                         
I love autumn so



Kim xx

Wednesday, 26 August 2015

ATC365 #238 AH YES,




What can I say about today?

Not a lot really........

........other than it was good.


Kim xx

Tuesday, 25 August 2015

ATC365 #237 TO TAKE THE FLIGHT




Enormous meal just consumed - stuffed!


Thankfully I can now spend the rest of the evening relaxing on the couch.

It's a tough life but somebody has to take it on!!



Kim xx

Monday, 24 August 2015

ATC365 #236 BIRDS NOW DECIDE




Lovely evening spent at Ceibwr Cove.


Need to do that again soon.

I love where I live!




Kim xx

Marvellous Monday with Visible Image




Hello! 

Monday is here and so is my latest inspirational piece using only VISIBLE IMAGE stamps.

Christmas stamps again, for those that love to plan ahead.


Today I have decided to do something a little 'shocking' in that I have used some funky colours with jet black shiny embossing powder. Not the usual Christmas colours I know but that is where my crafting session took me!



I went with the usual thing, make a lot of background papers using Brusho paints and stamped directly onto them with black embossing powder.



Matting and layering with red card and adding a few brads finish the projects off.

Visible Image Rockin Around Christmas stamp set   AWM Grunge Polka Dot ws2012

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Happy Days!  Kim

Sunday, 23 August 2015

ATC365 #235 IN THE NIGHT




Didn't realise that my ATC post yesterday was my 500th blog posting!

WOW!!


Kim xx

Saturday, 22 August 2015

Friday, 21 August 2015

ATC365 #233 AUTUMN SENDS





Early today, day off!

Nice.



Autumn leaves 
that turn to gold

Flowers that are 
bright and bold

Tremble in the 
cooling wind


Messages that 
autumn sends



Kim xx

Thursday, 20 August 2015

ATC365 MESSAGES THAT......






Llanelli today, on business, long drive in the rain.

That's life!




Kim xx

Wednesday, 19 August 2015

ATC365 #231 TREMBLE IN THE



OK, so the eagle eyed among you will notice that the ATC for yesterday and today are in the wrong order!  

I got my numbers all mixed up and it is too late to change things now.

The poem so far:

Autumn leaves
that turn to gold
Flowers that are
bright and bold 
Tremble in the
cooling wind


Kim xx

Tuesday, 18 August 2015

Monday, 17 August 2015

ATC365 #229 BRIGHT AND BOLD





Nice afternoon on the beach, swimming and BBQ.

LOVE the summer!



Kim xx

MARVELLOUS MONDAY with VISIBLE IMAGE



Not long until Christmas!  'tee-hee-hee'

My cards today show you the lovely new Christmas stamps from Visible Image.

I deliberately went colour crazy with these!

I just love the hot red which contrasts with the icy cold sentiment and the white embossing powder I used.


I started as I nearly always do by colouring some card with Brusho paint powders made into a liquid paint. A little pinch of powder in a spot of water goes a long way! I painted red, orange and yellow using a broad flat brush.


When this was dry I used the snowflake stamp with a dilute bleach solution first. Once dry I over stamped with a hot pink ink just off centre to make the image look 3D.


I then added more snowflakes in red all over the card.

I stamped the sentiment onto a dark red piece of the painted card with white embossing powder before matting and layering with white card.




The turquoise and purple card uses white embossing powder instead of bleach.  I then used 2 shades of turquoise for the other snowflakes.  I distressed the edges of the pieces of card by running my scissors down them and used a pin-wheel to give a faux stitched effect. I also used 2 sizes of white brads in the corners.


If you visit me here often you will know that I am a frequent user of string! I love adding little knots to break up the long lines of string.




Visible Image Baby its Cold Christmas stamp set

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Happy Days!  Kim


Sunday, 16 August 2015

Friday, 14 August 2015

ATC365 #226 AUTUMN LEAVES




I know I am not going to be able to craft for the next couple of weeks 

so I spent a few hours yesterday preparing another ATC series.

This is a poem about autumn.


Kim xx

Wednesday, 12 August 2015

ATC365 #224 HOT SUMMER DAYS



It was certainly a hot one today!

PHEW!!

Mr Weather Reporter isn't saying nice things about the next few days mind you.



Kim xx

Tuesday, 11 August 2015

ATC365 #223 SIBLING




By the skin of my teeth!

Late night due to additional creative activity, sorry.




Kim xx

Monday, 10 August 2015

ATC365 # 222 SIMPLE PLEASURES




Having spent a great deal of my weekend on the beach I know how much fun it is to make sand castles!

Of course the company was great, the weather was awesome and the picnic and BBQ were fabulous.

But the simple act of sitting on the beach playing with the sand, running it through my fingers, smoothing it down, roughing it up, drawing in it and, 'yes', making sandcastles is a true pleasure.



I am blessed with the beach on my doorstep.

Kim xx

Marvellous Monday with Visible Image




For those that follow Visible Image you will know that 
Helen and Mark tied the knot at the weekend.

Huge CONGRATULATIONS to them both!

A while back we decided to make wedding cards for them and this is mine.

If you want to see the others you will have to join the Facebook Visible Image group page 
(links at the end of the blog)






I stamped using Tim Holtz Distress inks
Chipped Sapphire and Weathered wood.

I used quite a few stamps and here is the 'shopping list'


On Your Wedding Day  AWM Bronte Border ws2012 
 0 Visible Image Butterfly stamp  0 Visible Image Ink Splats stamp

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Happy Days!  Kim

Sunday, 9 August 2015

ATC365 #221 BUTTONS



What a lovely weekend I have had with my guests.


Quick make tonight while they are packing ready to go in the morning.


It will be quiet tomorrow.


Saturday, 8 August 2015

ATC365 #220 SHELTER





Saturday night and I am taking it easy.

Super hot sunny day, quayside food festival, music, ice cream.

BBQ on the beach, bit of rock-pooling, home, snuggle, tea and biscuit!


Kim xx

ATC365 # 219 MOONLIGHT




Oh what a naughty girl!

My guests are making me forget my duties.



Kim xx