Sunday, January 5, 2014

Kym's Weekly Post - Sunday 5/1/14

 On the 1 January 2014 it was the start of another month over at the One Sweet Challenge.
The topic this month is "black and white - grey is acceptable".
Here is my card I made to promote this challenge.
For my card I have used the Brigid Ashwood image called "Steam Bee" which is available as a rubber stamp.  I thought this card would "bee" a suitable for a man's card.  I have coloured the image in with various shades of dark grey Promarkers.  Around the image I stamped with a little dotty peg stamp and a white Versamagic ink.  Then once that was dry I inked around the image with Tim Holtz's Pumice Stone and Black Soot distress inks.

The backing papers are from my Perfect Papercrafting Companions CD and I have used a black-and-white pinstripe and a black-and-white dotty paper.  I have finished the card off with some tartan ribbon, x-cut die-cut cogs, black brads (yes no matter how many pictures I took these brads are black) and a sentiment off the CD.

It would be lovely if you could enter the One Sweet Challenge.  You don't have to use a Sweet Pea Stamps image but we love to see them "bee-ing" used!!!
Here is another card to show you.
 For my card I have used the Sweet Pea Stamps image by Ching-Chou Kuik called "Poinsettia Fairy".  She was one of my first Sweet Pea Stamps and she is still one of my favourites.  She is available as a digital stamp or as a single rubber stamp
 I have coloured the image in with my Graph'it pens.  The card has been finished off with some poinsettias, gems, washi tape and a sentiment from my Perfect Companions Christmas CD.


  1. These are gorgeous cards, Kym. I think the black and white is very well done. Big hugs, Sylvia xxx

  2. Such wonderful cards! the black and white one is very striking!

  3. Beautiful pieces Kym . I love them both. I love the black and white and the beautiful ching chow kuik

  4. Nice cards. The steam be is a image for a card for a guy.
    I love all of the distressing.
    The poinsetta fairy is one of my favorites too, you did a great job on that one.
    Hugs, Viola

  5. I love them both. I cannot wait to play with this bee. i have him and really need to use him!

  6. Kym i always look forward to your day of posting, because you are super duper crafter, and it's always more then just one card.
    Hugs Nat

  7. Cool to color the first one with grey! Love it! Both are very beautiful! Hugs Milo <3

  8. Nice work, the black and white card is so beautiful and the poinsettia card is just stunning. Great work Kym.

  9. oh both are Super.. Love them

  10. Such beautiful cards Kym! Both of them. The monochromatic style looks great on the first one. Also love the reds and embellishments on your second card.
    Hugs, Karina

  11. I love your black and white project. I have not seen that image used, great choice. And of course, I love me some ching-chou suik. And you made her look gorgeous.