Spring is Here!

Hello Crafters

Well thank goodness spring has arrived, I think we are all in need of sun rays and warmth and light long days to restore our happy bank, as I think so many people seem to be in that grumpy and dark mood recently. We ourselves have suffered some losses again this week, and it just makes you realize how mortal you are. I shall be making more Sympathy Cards today and I will post them later, but Peter went to his brother-in-laws funeral Wednesday and I made a card and tag for the flowers.

2015-03-04 00.53.34You cannot see in this shot but I used White Linen effect card with Matt Black and the Justrite Ornate Corners stamps are truly beautiful and I feel a must have for any card makers collection, even if your not an avid stamper, they are so versatile and beautiful. Coupled with Versafine ink, the images are sure to make an impact on any project. Using Spellbinders Radiant Rectangles and Tumbled Glass and Pumice Stone Distress Ink whilst still in the die, gave a beautiful feeling of sky behind the flowers. Wherever our loved ones go, I like to think they have plenty of beautiful flowers and blue sky.

20150303_202440The Inside theme followed the outside, and there you really see the beauty of the corners. The sentiments used were Justrite Caring Thoughts Sentiments and are brilliant as you can mix and match the words, to create your own special meaning.

I also made a tag 20150317_225120to go on the flowers. We chose lovely White and Yellow array for peace and happiness wherever they may be.

Anyway, lets move on to a happier note and show you what I really wanted to share with you.

As ‘Spring has no20150317_224807w Sprung’ as they say, someone asked me to make them a little thank you card, and I asked for a brief description of the person they wanted to send to and I was told pink and butterflies! At last something to get my teeth into! Well it wasn’t long before I created a beautiful image that was in my head immediately I heard the words.

I used a stamp from Inkylicious called Humming Bird Garden  20150317_224720but the sentiment I made on the computer. The colours are all Distress Inks, Spun Sugar, Shaded Lilac, Tumbled Glass, Dusty Concord, Victorian Velvet and Milled Lavender. The ribbons are from Fantastic Ribbons. If you buy in bulk it is half the price and lovely satins and organza’s too!

And of course, every beautiful card deserves a beautiful box:-

Well I am off to create another Sympathy Card, but I hope the sun shines for you this week and may all your creations be satisfying!

Happy Spring Crafting

Hugs

Kim x

Mother’s Day Gifts & Cards

Hello There Crafters!

I know it has been a while since my last post, but boy have we been busy, shifting, moving, working, and crafting! A lot has been happening but it has now all ‘happened’ and hopefully we can now slow down a bit and get back to a ‘normal’ routine (whatever that is)!

So I have now moved into my new abode and it is ‘full’ to say the least but it is very cosy and homely, and we are very contented with all our efforts. Next week, my lovely brother, is putting some more storage cupboards in to the craft room, and that should clear the rest of the homeless stuff into a hidden mess, so we can then get down to the more serious business of crafting! 🙂

So what have I managed to fit in, in-between the lifting and shifting, well let’s see!

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I decided to make a Mother’s Day card but I wanted to incorporate a gift also, as Mum loves my creations, so although I started off with a card in my head, it ended up with a gift attached! (It’s the big card in the middle!) I am thrilled with the results, so much so, I created 4 more! They too were a bit of a challenge, as it was one of those days yesterday where everything that could go wrong did…. but I soldiered on and won the war HA! So here are the trophies…

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20150308_160824 All of these were made around a box or loose chocolates. So you have the complete ideal present….Beautiful card, box of chocolates and a gift bag all in one. What more could a Mum want….who said Wine?……..hhmmm that may well be another challenge!

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Being Mum’s day, pink did seem to have a big influence, in many ways.

Last week I made just a few cards in boxes, before the inspiration hit me that a gift would be nice, and these I was just as pleased with…. 20150305_224125

This background stamp is so beautiful…….I purchased it from Crafty Individuals. There are so many stamps there I am like a kid in a candy shop!

20150305_224032The stamp is called Baroque Splatter Script Background. It is unmounted red rubber and the prices are all really reasonable…go have a look, bet you buy something!

20150305_224447I also was naughty and bought this Justrite background stamp from Once Upon a Stamp. I had my eye on it for months but I just couldn’t resist any longer and I was really glad I bought it, it is stunning! I stamped it onto white pearlised paper with Versa Ink and heat dried it, and although you can’t see it, it shimmers, really pretty.

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I then found the Doily die and off I go again, sometimes it just goes together so well, and this certainly did!

Oh…I forgot to show you what was inside Mum’s card!

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Here’s a close up of her card too 🙂

Well from giving you not a lot over the last few weeks, I am now boring you to tears, so I shall run off and find something else to craft, as I love to share with you all.

Have a wonderful crafty week.

Hugs

Kim x