Thursday, November 15, 2012

Top Talent Thursday.

Top Talent Thursday.

Welcome back to

Our Creative Corner.

Please welcome and congratulate our Top Talent for this Thursday, all the way from England; KIM (kimx). who was the winner of our 'Lets get Country' Challenge.

We are thrilled to showcase her work for you today, but first let us learn a little bit about her.

1.)Where do you live?
I live in a village in Surrey in the south of England called
Whyteleafe. It is several miles outside London, but quite near Croydon.

2.) If you could only use three craft supplies for the rest of your
life, what would they be?
Oh Boy, only 3, I'm not sure that I could narrow it down to just that!!!
As I love my STAMPING AND HEAT EMBOSSING I would definitely need that,
but then I guess you need three products(inkpad, embossing powder and
heat gun)  to be able to do it, so that would really restrict me.
I love playing with inks to create backgrounds so I would be lost
without my DISTRESS INK PADS, and a WATERBRUSH would be great to be
able to use my inkpads to colour in my stamped and embossed images.
Like most crafters I like to try out all of the new things that appear
on the market, but I always return to my first love of Stamping and
Heat Embossing. It's the WOW factor that it still has even after all
these years.

3.) What color inspires your creativity?
I'm not sure that there is any one colour that particularly inspires me
I just love paper and inks and am always drawn to the beautiful
background papers that you find in Craft stores.
If I lived to be 103 I could never use all of the papers that I already
own. but still I NEED, I WANT, I HAVE TO HAVE.
That would definitely be my motto but they could be any colour lol. Of
course you have to have two of each, one to use and one that you can
look at and feel, now that would definitely inspire my creativity.
(Mmm- don’t we all!!!)

4.) Picking only one color of paint, which would you prefer on your
I would prefer to keep my paint on my paper if at all possible, but
given how messy I am, getting it on the carpet is always a possibility.
I love brown with blues or pinks as a colour combo, although I do seem
to be going through a bit of an orange phase at the moment.

5.) If you have lost your Mojo, how do you go about getting it back?
I find that if I am struggling creatively a flick through an old
magazine is a great way to inspire me.
And of course there is no better place to recover a missing  Mojo than
a trip to Blogland to visit some of my talented blogging chums.

6.) How long have you been crafting and what made you start crafting?
I have always enjoyed knitting, sewing, tapestry and embroidery since I
was a little girl (that's a long time ago now), but I first encountered
Rubber Stamping at a show in London some 17 years ago, and I have been
hooked ever since.

7.) What is your favorite holiday/event to make crafts for?
I just love making cards so I really don't need an excuse to make one.
I suppose Christmas is a very obvious time of year to be making them,
but I think probably making a special card to give to someone, no
matter what the event, is probably my favourite thing to do. I love the
reaction that you get when they open the card and see what you have
made especially for them, that always gives me a buzz.

Kim's  Card

Thank you, Kim for being our 'Thursday's Top Talent' and sharing such wonderful inspiration with us.


If you'd like the chance to be spotlighted on
'Top Talent Thursday'.
at Our Creative Corner, simply join in our current challenge here.  
There's still time to participate.

"The person born with a talent they are meant to use will find their greatest happiness in using it."
~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


  1. Congratulations Kim. Your card illustrates perfectly your love for stamping and embossing. Really beautiful inking and shading thereon - and a wonderful gift to bestow. Nicola x

  2. Kim I loved reading your showcase interview. So many comments resonated with me. I am sure craters could build a paper mountain range to rival the Himalayas from our stash!
    Your card today is delish too!

  3. Thank you for the honour of being your Thursdays Top Talent, I always so enjoy the challenges that are set here, and the fabulous inspiration from the DT.
    hugs Kimx

  4. Congratulations! This is such a fabulous card! The colors are so vibrant, and your unusual combination of shapes and text----wonderful.

  5. Lovely to hear more about Kim's creative process - what a lovely thing this Top Talent Thursday is!
    Alison x

  6. It's so great to know more about you, Kim. Love your beautiful creations! ... :)

  7. Beautiful card Kim! It's so nice to know about you. Congratulations !


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