Sunday, 21 August 2016

Something Exotic

The new challenge at Less Is More is Something Exotic. A little while ago I saw a beautiful hummingbird stamp on Darnell's blog and I so wanted it but as I'm supposed to be destashing I resisted. And then I saw the same stamp on Di's blog and was so tempted but again managed to resist. And then my copy of Simply Cards and Papercraft popped through the door with this hummingbird and embossing folder set as a free gift. It's a fabulous freebie and as well as the hummingbird and 5"x5" folder you get 7 sentiment stamps, a frog, two flowers, a leafy branch and the teensiest ever butterfly stamp which is so cute

I coloured it with various orange and yellow watercolour pencils and blended the colour with a clear Wink of Stella brush


  1. How fabulous! I love that shimmer from the Wink of Stella, and it's a beautiful stamp and embossing folder. I bet you're glad you waited now! Thanks so much for sharing this lovely card with us at Less is More :)

  2. What a great card and even better that the stamp and embossing folder were free!!

  3. Absolutely gorgeous. I'm sure magazine freebies are getting better and better, this is a real stunner. And very well done you for capturing the Wink pf Stella, it seldom looks as good in photos as it does in real life

  4. What a fantastic hummingbird stamp ...and it's a freebie which makes it even better! You have coloured is so beautifully and the way you captured the wink of Stella shimmer in that photo is just incredible. Thanks so much for joining us at Less is More.
    Sharon xx

  5. This is just gorgeous Kim. That free gift really was a great one wasn't it, I ordered the magazine for the freebie just this past week (mostly to go with the hummer stamp I already have but am so pleased am so pleased to see just what a lovely image the wee bird is and that you rate it well! It was meant to be and you made a stunning card - like Jane says, well done on capturing that elusive shimmer in your photo too.


    Di xx

  6. What a sweet hummingbird stamp, beautifully coloured by you! It's a great idea to blend with the Wink of Stella - the resulting shimmer is gorgeous. The embossed leaves is a great add to the exotic theme at LIM!

  7. Two wonderful cards, and fabulous shimmer from the WoS!

  8. Beautiful card! Love the colours and the sparkle with the Wink of Stella! I have this set too, such a cool freebie, I must use it! xxx

  9. My Granny duties over the past few weeks have taken their toll on my commenting time... many apologies for the late visit!
    This is fab Kimbo, I started to try to do something with this set but never quite finished it. this is super!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"