Thursday, 20 April 2017

Dear Friend, For You - #GDP083 - #CI07

 Welocme back crafty people...
I have actually had a full day at home today....That means I got to create whoo hoo :)

You might have seen from my previous post that it is currently school holidays in the little state I live in. For me that means my children become the focus of the household...
It also works the other way too though, hahaha! 

#Birthdayblooms #Touchesoftexture #KOCreationscards #Inspiredbynature #Imbringingrakcardsback #GDP083 #CI07

Todays cards will be entered into #GDP083 and #CI07
The team from Global Design Project have given us the challenge of Sparkles/Bling while the Design Team over at Colour Inkspiration have given us a colour swatch of  *Mint Macaron, Daffodil Delight, Pink Pirouette and *Tip Top Taupe.. *Two of these colours are about to retire fro t he old catalogue,
BUT we have 5 new Incolours for us to play with coming out in the new catalogue along with heaps of other new products too!!

Here are the pics of this weeks challenges


I thought by putting these two challenges together I could come up with a card that was pretty and classy too. 
I chose Bling from #GDP083. So, I added a touch of gold for a gorgeous and classy finish for my card design.

Here are the cards.

Dear Friend

#Birthdayblooms #Touchesoftexture #KOCreationscards #Inspiredbynature #Imbringingrakcardsback #GDP083 #CI07
I thought I would have a play with our Hexagons Dynamic Textured Embossing Folder (TIEF) to get started. 
I used Tip Top Taupe and inked onto the raised side of the embossing folder..I wiped parts of it off..huffed my breath onto the ink and laid the card over the inked open folder, rubbing the card stock gently with my hand to make sure the ink and card made contact. I did this twice to give the doubled effect you can see on both cards..

For You

#Birthdayblooms #Touchesoftexture #KOCreationscards #Inspiredbynature #Imbringingrakcardsback #GDP083 #CI07

 What did you think??
 The stamp set I used is my all time favourite 'Touches of  Texture'. The dog wood blossoms were coloured using an aqua painter with Pink Pirouette for the flowers, I coloured the centres of the flowers using Daffodol Delight and I used Mint Macaron for the leaves. 
I inked the spritz stamp with Daffodil Delight to gove the impression of pollen in the air. The bees were the next logical step from that, appropriately theit legs are also thick with golden yellow pollen.

A picture of both cards side by side.

#Birthdayblooms #Touchesoftexture #KOCreationscards #Inspiredbynature #Imbringingrakcardsback #GDP083 #CI07

 You can see from the side by side picture that one card has been stepped up. I added more of the flowers plus more of the wire effect, I also added metallic gold thread behind the sentiment

If you would like a list of all items used, then I have added them to the carousel below for your convenience

The Hostess code for April is 7CEYPST2 

Just a little information for you 

The new catty has been released (PDF form) to us (demonstrators). 

Unfortunatley at this stage I can only show you the front of the catalogue, sorry.

But here it is

Your sneak peek of the front of the new 2017-2018 catalogue ;)

Looks pretty doesn't it :)

I can't wait for you to be able to see the goodies inside! I was just blown away by some of the new products...But I must stop or I might share something I shouldn't!
If you want to see whats inside or get your hands on some of the new products you can always join up!
If you  Join Now you can purchase the Eastern Palace suite in your starter kit straight away PLUS you get to see the new catalogue too!!!

LIVE in Australia? Join My Team!


You can also purchase items from the new catalogue from the 1st of May when you join as a demonstrator.
You pay $169.00 and get $235.00 worth of products! (bundles and kits excluded)

Or just Join for the discounts and sneak peeks! lol I did :)


If you would like to purchase anything you can find my shop here

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The Hostess code for April is 7CEYPST2 

If you use this code for the month of April for any purchase you will go into the draw to win the Pretty Pocket Card Kit

BUT if you place an order to the value of $50 or more you will enter the draw to win the Nailed It Bundle!!!

But remember to be entered you must use the HOSTESS CODE 7CEYPST2 when at checkout stage of your purchases.You must RESIDE IN AUSTRALIA and you MUST enter your CONTACT DETAILS.

Thank you so very much for stopping by today, I will see you all again soon xx


  1. These cards are absolutely stunning! So very beautiful. Thanks for sharing them :)

    1. Thak you so very much Leo for taking the time to leave such a beautiful comment of appreciation :)

  2. They are really stunning Kim, love your creativity.

    1. Thank you Irene, so lovely of you to stop be and let me know you like them xx

  3. Wow!! Love both these cards Kim. The more subdued card is stunningly elegant. The stepped up card is beautiful, the gold thread creates a "bee buzzy" feel, a perfect addition to the garden full of bees! Thanks for sharing your project in the Global Design Project gallery. We love you playing along with us!

    1. Thank you GDPT you got inside my head there, thats exactly what I was thinking with the thread! :o

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    1. Thank you Sarah :) very kind of you xx

  5. Simply beautiful Kim, they are both elegant and classy. Love all the textures and elements you've created. You've showcased this set so amazingly. :) xo

    1. Thanks Juana, very high praise coming from the master of colouring. You are my inspiration xx

  6. I think these cards are really beautiful! There's so much going on in terms of colours, textures and images and yet you've somehow managed to maintain a clean simplicity. Genius!

    1. Thank you Stephanie, there is alot going on in these cards for certain. It's something I have been working hard on, keeping cards looking clean and simple when they really aren't.

  7. I love the use of the textured embossing folder on the sentiment oval.


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