Voting Day In The UK

OK, question for you: is there a limit to the number of blogs you can follow?

Every time I blog hop, I find more wonderful blogs I want to follow but today I got an error message saying that I had exceeded my limit of 300 blogs and needed to ‘un-follow’ some before I could add new ones.

Shock. Horror!

Well, as you can imagine I also RSS a fair few to my Google Reader but it is just easier to follow, isn’t it? So I’ve been signing up through the ‘follow’ tool recently. I shall just have to go back to adding via RSS.

Hey ho.

Well, anyway, here is an experimental ATC for you. I’ve used a rub-on on fabric which I then distressed a touch. The background was made by some watercolour stamping onto some tea-stained (as in real tea!) card. The string is coloured with Shimmerz Spritz Truffle, Purple Passion and Shimmerz paint Lilac.

Stamp – The Artistic Stamper
Inks – Marvy Le Plume Watercolour pens
Paints – Shimmerz Spritz and Paints
Usual Suspects – Silicone Glue; Paper trimmer
Other – Fabric; Vintage rub-on; Leaf Skeletons; Button; Tea (any excuse for a cup of tea); String

Kim Dellow

Kim Dellow is an artist–designer–film-maker living the creative life in London, UK. She’s a freelance creative for the craft industry and others, and she loves to share her art-ventures on her blog.


  1. 4 June 2009 / 5:51 pm

    Wow Kim this is just gorgeous and love the vintage look..


  2. 4 June 2009 / 7:10 pm

    Beautiful!! Really love the vintage look, and that button is gorgeous.

  3. 4 June 2009 / 8:10 pm

    This is gorgeous, lovely idea must give it a go. Never heard of anyone else having trouble but then don't think I've reached 300 yet, close but not yet lol.

  4. 4 June 2009 / 9:08 pm

    hello! thanks for visiting my blog and for the sweet comment! I love all of your creations here on yours! GREAT work!

  5. 4 June 2009 / 9:10 pm

    This is so beautiful-love it

    Hugs from

  6. 4 June 2009 / 10:55 pm

    Kim that is beautiful hun! What a splendid piece of art and the snail card below is super adorable!
    Hugs~ Kim

  7. 5 June 2009 / 12:01 am

    Hiya Kim, love this experiment! lol, its gorgeous, the backing and that image is gorgeous. Joey.x

  8. 5 June 2009 / 12:28 am

    Kim, this is lovely. The tea staining works so well, and I like how you turned it on it's side. I am used to seeing them the other way. Great job!

  9. 5 June 2009 / 7:54 am

    I've been wondering about any limitations – thanks for clearing that out for me 😀 I have the same problem, I add a few blogs a day to my list. The biggest problem is if I am away from the computer for a day or two – reading 200-something posts takes time 😀 but still, I like this much more with my morning cuppa than the depressing "real life" news…


  10. 5 June 2009 / 9:23 am

    What a beautiful card and a great blog,so inspirational.
    Thankyou for leaving the lovely comment on my blog.That spider is just the cutiest,its from a site called it has the most cutest doodles.
    Karen x x x

  11. 5 June 2009 / 10:51 am

    Oh dear Kim, how do you manage to get around 300 blogs, I have enough trouble getting around mine, it takes me about an hour and half as it is. Anyway love thank you for visiting mine, its such a pleasure to read your comments. And I love what youve done with this ATC, its absolutely gorgeous. Love and hugs Shirleyxxxx

  12. 5 June 2009 / 3:02 pm

    Wow Kim, love your experiment, turned out pretty OK to me. Your background is great and I love the vintage element!

  13. 5 June 2009 / 5:21 pm

    What a lovely ATC Kim ! sweet image and LOVE that button 🙂 Katy x

  14. 5 June 2009 / 5:21 pm

    Fantastic Atc Kim, so elegant and such delish colours 🙂 Donna x

  15. 5 June 2009 / 6:17 pm

    I didn't know there was a limit to the blogs you can follow but I don't think I have reached 300 yet. Beautiful work!

  16. 5 June 2009 / 10:02 pm

    300 blogs!! wow, (didn't realise there was a limit!, not sure how many I'm in)
    This ATC is brilliant! what a lot of work, but well worth it, love the detail!


  17. 6 June 2009 / 3:25 am

    How fun!! A wonderful cute vintage ATC. I wonder if there is also a limit to how many can follow each person. Thanks for the news. LOLOL I had no idea either. I stopped by to tell you also that I have blog candy if you are interested!

  18. 6 June 2009 / 4:52 am

    Kim, thank you for your visit to my blog as it brought me here to your very charming site! This piece is so lovely – a rich tapestry of wonderful textures! I have enjoyed my lengthy visit here – I especially appreciate the stitching you incorporate into your work. I'm inspired – now if I can just remember how to thread my sewing machine!

  19. 6 June 2009 / 3:18 pm

    I'm loving looking at these cards you do! Each is like a little piece of artwork. Your home must look like a gallery. 🙂 I like how the tea-stained background looks kind of like wood. It really adds to the whole vintage feel of the photograph and button.

  20. 6 June 2009 / 5:48 pm

    Hi ya Kim !

    Hope you are OK ? About time we had another natter me thinks ! I love your vintage ATC, the image is beautiful in fact, its all just stunning. Why not enter it into this week's Simon Says Challenge as its all about Tim Holtz and being inspired by his works. There is a fantastic prize of a $25 shopping spree again and also a SIGNED piece of Tim Holtz artwork ! Hope you can add this to Mr Linky !


    Jo x

  21. 7 June 2009 / 12:57 am

    Oh wow … this vintage ATC is stunning. How do you manage to get so much onto such a small space without it looking overcrowded?


  22. 7 June 2009 / 7:43 pm

    Great job. Love the image and leaves.
    hugs, moi

  23. 11 June 2009 / 9:29 pm

    Wow Kim that is sad because I know I am over 200!!! I love your project it is so cool and so vintage!!!

    Awesome job on this!!!

    Heather S.

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