Tuesday 28 October 2014

Creative Blog Hop

Hello All, I am back from my break away on the Isle of Wight before I went My Dear friend Teresa asked me if I wanted to take part in this Creative blog hop, I was ment to post it up last week but then we lost our phone line and Internet so I couldn't get it done and then went away for a break, so here I am now, Sorry Teresa for the delay.do visit Teresa's blog she is a wonderfully talented artist.

What I am Working On Now??
For me this time of year I am crazy making Christmas cards, this is my busy time of year for card orders
I make at least 300 Christmas cards every year and each year it gets harder to come up with new designs and different images to use but I do love making them all.

How Does My Work Differ from others In my Genre??
I love to colour and I am addicted to my fabulous Graph'It Markers with my card making I don't think I am much different to anyone else, I love colours all colours and like to stretch myself,I make myself use pinks and such, I only have one eye, so it takes me a bit longer to make my cards and things I love crafting I really enjoy moudling the salt dough figures and painting them
This is a Salt Dough Witch I made a couple of years ago.

Why Do you Create what you do??
When I had to pack up working due to my ill heath I was very depressed and really didnt know what to do with my self, So My beautiful Wife Heather said why not try some arts and crafts, so that is what I did, I started painting making the salt dough figures and Card making,, I joined Do Craft and got lots of inspiration form the ladies over there, and have just kept going, my dear friend Annette, said I should start blogging so I did and I have never looked back.
Here is one of my water colour painting for you to see.
Sorry about the picture but this painting is hanging on the wall in our living room as Heather loves it so much and it was so bright when I took the picture I got some glare.

How Does My Creative Process Work??
I get inspired by things I see, I love visiting other peoples blogs and seeing there work, I might get inspired by something like a colour or an image, and very often when it comes to painting I will be inspired by a plant or a view, I never copy any one elses work but I love seeing what you all make and take alot of inspiration from all of you guys out there in blog land and I love that we can all make our cards with the same images and papers and embellishments but they will always look so different.

I would like to take this Chance to thank you for visiting my blog and leaving me positive feed back. appreciate everyone of you. I would like to nominate another great Crafter to take part in this Creative blog hop and that is you Tammy.
Thank you for stopping by, I really appreciate it, I hope it hasn't been to boring for you.
Kevin xx


Desire Fourie said...

Wow Kevin, it was wonderful getting to know you a little bit better. You are just so artistic and your creativity knows no bounds. 300 Xmas cards is a tall order, but I am sure its enjoying the journey creating them that is the most important.
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brenda said...

Goodness me Kevin, your talents are vast and your watercolour is absolutely stunning. No secret that I love Poppies so this piece of art ticks all the boxes for me. Thank you so much for sharing.

B x

brenda said...

Still lurking Kevin, had to come back and pin that to my Poppy board.

B x

As.I.Do.Rodos. said...

Fabulous creations Kevin well done Ginny x

Scrap Affair said...

Wow Kevin, it was wonderful getting to know you a little bit better.
I always do admire your work, and I do think that you have your own style, I recognize YOUR work from any other.
And you do have fabulous style of coloring, and a bit of humor in your cards-which I admire!
LOVE your water color picture! Do like to see more of that as well!
Best of luck on your health, keep your nose and chin up!

Linda Simpson said...

It is lovely getting to know a little bit more about you. I have been an admirer of your work for a few years now and love to visit to see what you have created as you inspire me so much. I love the watercolour picture it is stunning. Thank you for all the inspirational projects you post. I love visiting.
Crafty Hugs
Linda xxx

Alison59 said...

WOW you are one talented person. 300 Christmas cards....how do you stay sane!

Netty said...

300 cards, wow....think am going to faint.....shock horror........lol

As you know I love your work and especially love your beautiful painting Kev, hoping you do more. Annette x


KraftyKoolKat said...

You are so very talented in all you undertake Kevin. Your Salt Dough figure and painting are both gorgeous. Your daily work that you share with us all is always tip top.
I started out at Do Crafts and then moved to Joanna Sheen but sadly do not have time to post on either now I have started my blog.

Marlene Atkinson said...

Wow Kevin this picture is gorgeous, you are so talented. Marlene

Gertrude said...

Hallo Kevin, deine Karten sind der Wahnsinn, soooooooo schön gestaltet, dein Bild Aquarell ist wunderschön, ich male in Öl. Bei uns in Österreich werden fasst keine Weihnachtskarten gekauft, eigentlich schade dass so wenige Leute Karten schreiben
glg Gertrude

cotnob said...

This is a lovely post Kevin, it's nice to learn a little more about you and your creative process. I love your gorgeous water colour painting - you are very talented.

Carole Pollard said...

So interesting Kevin what a gorgeous post such a lovely story Love and hugs Carole x

tilly said...

How fantabulous is your poppy painting Kevin, no wonder Heather loves it.....I hope you had a great weekend to remember and hope Heather is keeping well (your Dad included of course)

Lisa Minckler said...

I get hot flashes and panic attacks when I don't think I'll finish 40 cards for Christmas. How on earth do you do it? It's intravenous bags of caffeine isn't it? Direct line to your blood stream? 5 hour energy shots? You're like the Energizer bunny that just keeps going and going!! What a wonderful peak into your other crafty arenas. i LOOOVE your sculpture. I would enjoy seeing more of those and your painting skills are incredible. No wonder your wife wants that front and center in the living room.
Such a great visit to your blog Kevin.
Thanks so much.
Lisa :)

Sue B said...

Hi Kevin… hope you had a nice time in Isle of Wight.
Gosh you do well to make 300 Christmas Cards… I struggle making about 40!!
I love your Salt Dough Witch… she's brilliant!! and your watercolour painting is awesome too! you are so clever and talented !! great to read about how you started out crafting and blogging! :-)
Hope you are well
have a nice evening!
Hugs Sue B xx

Jacee said...

Lovely to hear all about you Kevin, you are very talented,
Hugs Jacee

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Margreet said...

300 Christmas cards a year???? wow Kevin, I don't manage to make so many cards (both 'normal' and Christmas) a year...great to know you better!
xxx Margreet

Silvis Kreativstube said...

Hallo lieber Kevin,

es freut mich das du dich wieder etwas besser fühlst. Du hast wirklich eine Menge Karten zu gestalten. Meine Güte 300 Stück ist wirklich sehr viel. Das könnte ich gar nicht schaffen. Bei mir geht alles nur langsam.
Ich wünsche dir ganz viele Ideen für deine Weihnachtskarten.

Dsa Bild gefällt mir sehr gut. Ich kann gut verstehen, das Heather so sehr daran hängt.
Ich wünsche dir alles Gute und weiterhin gute Besserung.

Ganz liebe Grüße Hugs Silvi

Lena said...

Loved getting to know you a little better and wow, I'm totally amazed at the salt dough figures. You need to blog those too and share them with the rest of us. Your water colour painting is beautiful ~ no wonder Heather loves it so much! Thank you for taking the time to share your talents, Kevin.
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Tammy said...

I was very much enjoying reading your post UNTIL I got to my name! Ecck! Thanks for the nomination, I think! Visiting your blog is always inspiring!

Teresa Arsenault said...

OMGosh Kevin, I knew you were a talented card designer and I knew about your fabulous salt dough creations, but your water colour painting is amazing. No wonder Heather likes it so much. I said to my husband, "Look at this painting. This guy has only one eye." "Wow," he said, "That is one really good eye."

Thanks for your lovely comments about me. You are a dear man.

And.... 300 Christmas cards? 8^O

Blessing hugs,

PS - I hope to see more of your paintings. You are marvellously talented.

Shelly Schmidt said...

Your creativity is amazing! Love your eye for color- your painting is awesome and I am not familiar with Graph It markers at all! Glad you were encouraged to do art- now you are inspiring others- like me : )

Lisa said...

You are amazing, Kevin!! I enjoyed getting to know more about you and your creative process!! Your cards and projects are always stunning and so full of life!! Have a great day :)

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Creations by Shirl said...

Wow did you say 300! That is awesome Kevin... You must start them from the beginning of each year I bet, LOL!
That is fantastic you are so inspiring and your cardmaking is always top notch!

Jackie said...

Beautiful cards Kevin, and a wonderful poppy painting. You are very talented :o)
Jackie xx

Tieva-Design said...

Thanks for sharing your secrets with us ;o). It was very interesting.

Ustvarjalni utrinki Tamara P. said...

Amazing creations Kevin
hugs Tamara

XxJULESxX said...

wow Kevin your a man with many talents!!!! gorgeous work!

Anne Temple said...

Wow Kevin, I knew you made the salt dough figures and all the cards (not that you made 300+ Christmas cards though), but I had no idea that you also painted. The watercolor you did is amazing looking! I love the bright colors too. I hope you show more of your painting on your blog too.

Nana said...

Oh Kevin I have always admired your work and started following you when I started bloggin about 3 years ago. Your creativity is amazing. I love seeing each and every project you make. 300 cards. WOW when did you start?
Have a creative day.
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anne said...

Stunning painting Kevin x