Husband Anniversary Card

Hello Crafters

How has your week been? Hopefully a lot better than mine 😦

You see a very dear old friend of mine called Mrs Pfaff (My Sewing Machine) has been poorly for a little while, coughing, spluttering, hiccuping and generally making me do everything more often than needed to and I kept putting off taking her to that big ol’ sewing machine surgery but it appears that Mr Kim had been monitoring the skirmish, and decided that he was calling time on my weekly battle to drag this poor ol’ dear, kicking and screaming any further, (and before I had no hair left to pull out!) to the magician who I was hoping would be kind and tell me he could give her oil to joint resuscitation, but my fears were realised when he said those immortal words – you know the ones often repeated today – ‘I’m sorry to say, we can no longer get the parts!’

“Whattttt? But she is merely 42 years old! This cannot be true” Swooning, I almost blanche white.

The not so much of a magician said ‘I think she has done you proud but I cannot do anything for her……but we have the equivalent model here?” A wry smile on his face.

Well, I felt like it was a conspiracy to say the least, first the mixer now the sewing machine, I dread to think what next, seriously!!!! So we went away and mulled it over, he gave me the trade in price and it already had money off, and I checked the internet and it wasn’t any cheaper, so we decided we would bow to the demand.

We trundled home and I must admit a little excited after my initial shock eager to test my machine. Mr Kim disappeared down the allotment, happy that I was content with my new toy, and after 3 hours I had produced my lovely little dog coat, with a self made pattern, and all that was left was just to add the velcro, so of we go a quiet, gentle hum of the machine when snap went the cotton! Darn it, pulled out the bobbin, check it, re-thread, pull out the cotton, check it, re-thread, and off we go again, tickety, tickety, tick, snap! Darn not again, so we do it all again! Tickety, tickety, tick, thump! Mr Kim is taking it back to the shop on Monday as it just won’t move an inch! Is it me or does anyone else have this sort of luck! However, when it was working it was a joy, and I finished little lads coat by hand, and quite proud of myself until that happened!

He has been wearing this yesterday and today, and pleased to report that it has passed the pull test, and he looks mighty fine too!

Anyway, I just wanted to share a card I made the other day for a friend who wanted to wish her hubby a Happy Anniversary after 33 years, what an achievement!

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I took loads of photos trying to capture the background card here as it was so beautiful, but still don’t think I managed it. It has like a beautiful rainbow glittered effect. Still he loved the card and that’s the main thing.

Have a great week everybody, dreading tomorrow, just hope my new little lady recovers quickly (or Mr Magician may ban me from sewing 😜)!

Hugs

Kim x

Cotton Anniversary

Hello Crafters

What a lovely drop of sunshine we have had today, makes you feel all shiny and new doesn’t it, and I hope your week has been a good one.

It’s been a busy week with house viewings but no luck yet, so Saturday was our first ‘free’ day in ages so I had a dilemma, do I craft cards or make that skirt! Well the skirt won and I’m super pleased it did. I have been itching to make this for a while and although a simple skirt it looks real smart.

This is the same skirt and look at the colour difference! The bottom right is the truest colour – Sage Green and it is a linen material and I finished it yesterday and as you can see, it needs pressing, so today it will be pressed ready for work tomorrow.

On Friday it was my son’s 2nd wedding anniversary (where did that time go, remember all the work for the wedding invitations!) and this means it’s a cotton anniversary, and I felt like the card needed to feel new and modern, so I just literally went wherever the creation took me. To be honest I felt a little out of my comfort zone, but I was thinking of the recipients of the card and what a young newly married couple would probably like, here it is see what you think.

These were all the pictures I took, so sorry there isn’t many. Must have got distracted during the photo session! Instead of the usual white or silver or red hearts, I went for the more pastel shades, and I think it worked.

Items Used:

  1. Spellbinders – Lace Hearts
  2. Justrite Stamps – Bokeh Time, Colorful Brush Strokes
  3. Visible Image – Speckle Background, Ink Splats, These Are The Moments
  4. Phil Martin – Chic Floral Anniversary Verses
  5. Stickles – Crystal

Well it’s Sunday evening and the suns going down which means only one thing in my household – it’s time to iron!

Hope you have a wonderfully creative week, and I’d like to Welcome my new followers too. Thank you for joining me and I will pop in to see what your up too.

Hugs

Kim x

 

 

Long Time No See…

Hello Crafters

Surprise! I am finally here, and no, I wasn’t abducted by aliens, although I swear I was so busy I almost caught my self coming backwards!

We have been busy decorating and repairing and getting everything ready to sell, and finally, the pictures have been taken, and hopefully (fingers crossed), we shall be onwards and upwards to sell our property.  We have found one too, whilst we were “down south” last week, so just hoping that we can sell this before the other one goes.

Now have I been crafting? Well I have, just not had a minute to share. Have been popping into your blogs from time to time too, just no time to say hello, and do you know, I can’t even remember what I have shared and what not! This ol’ girl is getting forgetful in her old age 🙂 However, this I can share with you as my friend in Canada has now received it.

I wanted to send something floral but not bulky, so I decided on a pop up box, and this was made using Lawn Fawns latest.

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It’s a shame the pictures dont do it justice, as the card I used was glittered, like rainbow coloured, but I just couldn’t capture it, probably as the flowers were too small, but it did look very striking when it was finished, and of course fitted in a standard A5 envelope all lovely and flat to post.

Well that’s it for now, and will try to be back again but we now have the happy task of showing people around and trying to pack up what we can live without, so still busy, and like I keep saying, work gets in the way…….

Have a lovely week, see you soon

Hugs

Kim x

PS Thank you for still visiting me, and a warm welcome to my new followers, it’s great to have you visit and look forward to more 🙂

 

Floral Birthday

Hello Crafters

Well didn’t it turn out nice this weekend. I was at a charity event yesterday held once a year, and it was formed by my nephew’s best friend and my brother and his wife when they lost Aaron in Afghanistan in 2009. It’s called the Aaron Lewis Foundation and each year they hold their major event to raise funds for various charities supported. This year they presented a young disabled lad with his own sports wheel chair, and it didn’t take him but 5 minutes before he was racing around all over the place with a massive smile on his face. Wonderful to see! My job was to take the orders on the burger stall and this year it was busier than ever, so busy I couldn’t even get to take a bite out of my lunch! Started around 10.30 and finished about 9ish but although exhausting it is rewarding knowing how much it all helps, and the atmosphere this year was really upbeat, with even more teams joining for the annual rugby matches, amazing effort by everyone, and it was a brilliant day!

One of the ladies, Aaron’s cousin’s wife, had her birthday on this day too, so today I have the card to share with you, I also made a little gift box but didn’t take any photos.

Items Used:

  • Card Base 13 x 10 1/2 mm, Box Base – 13 1/2 x 11
  • Creative Expressions – Mauritus
  • Spellbinders – Labels 47Sentiments One
  • Unknown Brand – Tiny Bows
  • Distress Ink – Tattered Rose

The Mauritius die is so versatile and beautiful as you can see that you can use it to create the decorative topper or just as a decorative insert. Although this is a UK A6 die, it is so  pretty and really eye catching.

Thank you for popping by, and I hope you all have a wonderful week.

Hugs

Kim x

 

 

 

Goal!

Hello Crafters

Well thank goodness someone turned the oven down, think it must have been a fellow crafters prayer (The Cobweborium Emporium) that did it – thank you muchly Cobs!

I have yet again been exceptionally busy, I know how a dog that chases his tail feels now, except I not only catch it, I overtake it! I had a busy day picking up my son’s first car, and taking it over to him, and then in the afternoon, I was busy baking Cappuccino Cupcakes and then flying over to my youngest sons for his house warming barbecue, so we had a lovely family day, bit windy but better than being burnt to a crisp!

Today I’ve been busy baking bread rolls, making cards, housework and I will shortly be off to finish the ironing before making my lunch for work. I really am getting toooooo busy to work!

Anyway a quick share of my son’s birthday card, which he opened today, so I know I’m safe to show you!

Items Used:

  • 15 x 15cm Base Card
  • Lily of the Valley – Football Trio Stamp
  • Creative – Stars Dies
  • Cheery Lyn – Son Die
  • Spectrum Noir Pens

My son is an avid football supporter, and he supports my team Tottenham Hotspur, I was born a mile away from the football ground, but never quite made it to actually watch a match there!

Well I hope you all have a great week and can’t wait to see your crafty makes!

Hugs

Kim x

 

Gorjuss Birthday Girl

Hello Crafters

Oh my feels like the summer of ’76 all over again, what a bloomin’ scorcher! Don’t know where to put myself and it is still darn hot at 7.30pm and I got to do the ironing, but I am sure that Poldark will help me get through it….

Today was Mr Kim’s daughters birthday so I made a little card with a die that my ‘bestest craft buddy’ bought me, and I have only just had the chance to play. It was one of the Gorjuss Girls called appropriately ‘The Little Friend’ and I must admit I struggle with cards like this, so it took a while to reach the end. I knew I wanted the central figure but was flummoxed as to what to put behind. Well see what you think anyway…..

These dies come with sheets of paper so you can use it right out the packet. I did watch a video from you tube before I assembled her and glad I did as it gave a few good tips. As she is put together in layers, I coloured her face and arms with Spectrum Noir as the base was white, and this video mentioned colouring the edges around her hair and skin so you cannot see the layers, and it was a great tip, looks much better when assembled.

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Ok can’t put it off any longer, got to go do that ironing pile, sure it’s got bigger while I’ve been sat here……

Have a lovely week, and to all those who recently joined me, thank you so much for visiting, I appreciate everyone of you, and hope you gain inspiration from my ramblings with a lot of smiles.

Hugs

Kim x

 

Mexican Skull Card

Hello Crafters

Well it truly has been a busy week, one of which I am glad to forget but, I have had a few hours where I got lost in creativity to lift my mood and I loved the results, and I am so glad to be able to share this one with you today.

Mr Kim’s daughter-in-law has her birthday today, and hopefully she has received this card by now as she loves Mexican Skulls and I saw the die whilst I was shopping in The Range and couldn’t resist! However I did need a good reason to purchase those stitched flowers and I think this is as good a reason as any!

What is a Mexican Skull?

Calavera (Spanish) – The term is most often applied to decorative or edible skulls made (usually by hand) from either sugar (called Alfeñiques) or clay which are used in the Mexican celebration of the Day of the Dead (Día de los Muertos) and the Roman Catholic holiday All Souls’ Day

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I was thinking about this for days before I made it, and I woke up with this imagine for the card, and it flew together.

Hope you all have a lovely weekend, and please remember your sun screen, it looks like it will be a scorcher 🙂

Hugs

Kim x