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Ladies Day

Hello Crafters

Just a quick pop in as I have been so busy, enjoying spending time with my eldest, it was his birthday this weekend, so we went out to town for the day, and I bought him some clothes that he wanted. We had a lovely Slimming World syn free dinner, which filled us all to the tips of our toes! Who said you have to starve on a diet? Believe you me, I eat more now than I have ever done! Wonderful recipes and you really cannot tell that they belong to a  no fat  group!!

All in all we had a lovely weekend, and the weather held up too. As you probably can guess, I didn’t get any crafting done, but I have a card to show you from a couple of weeks ago.

This started by stamping the lovely new Tonic Ladies Day stamp. At first I just wanted to see how I could colour her with the Spectrum Noir Pens, but she looked so pretty when I finished, I had to give her a home, and using Inkylicious Spring Awakening and Trailing Vines, I created a background using Twisted Citron, Cracked Pistachio and Shabby Shutters distress inks, and a mask to keep the bottom clean.Once dry, I stamped the images with Memento Tuxedo Black, and then the sentiments were from Justrite Forever Friends. The inside greeting was stamped onto die cuts from Spellbinders Label Thirty Four and Fourty Nine.

She looks quite a sassy lady, and I am sure we all have one of her inside us bursting to come out 🙂

Hope you all have a lovely week.

Bye for now

Hugs

Kim x

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Playing with Parchment

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She Sells Parchment (3)

Just a quick drop in tonight, as it has been a very busy day, with it being Dad’s day, and having family round. It’s always good to catch up and enjoy family company., but that means that I haven’t got as much time as I would have liked to spend with you!

So what have you all been up to? I had a project planned to share with you but it didn’t get received by the recipient yet, so don’t want to spoil the surprise, so I will share with you next time, so today there is some little projects I have been trying out.

A few years ago I was busy with making Parchment cribs, which use to take at least 5 days of hard graft, although they did look beautiful when finished,

but that was done by mapping out the pattern with a white pen, and then embossing and shading with the parchment tools, but Clarity has now bought out the Groovi system, that takes all the fussy mapping and pattern tracing away, and leaves you the fun bit of just creating.

So I have been dabbling and playing with the Groovi board, and I followed the directions to make my first…..

Groovi Daisies (2)

…then took inspiration from that and tried again….

She Sells Parchment (2)

…then went it alone (I know, so brave!), and here it is…..

Green Wren Parchment (1)

They are not a quick fix idea, but every single one will be different, and it certainly is a relaxing way to spend an evening…(and get away from the football and the EU discussions!)

So all in all I was quite pleased, here’s a few mix and match of them…

I hope you enjoy the rest of your evening, and all those dad’s have a wonderful loved feeling tonight! In a couple of  weeks I have something very special lined up and can’t wait to share!

See you soon

Hugs

Kim x

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Happy Birthday Son!

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What have you been upto recently? As promised I have returned to show you the card I made for my sons birthday, can’t believe my youngest is 33 already….where did that go!!!!

Son's birthday 2016 (1)
Kim Styles Cards

I was bored with the usual things, so I stood looking at the dies to see which caught my eye, and I spotted an old favourite and thought, “haven’t used this for a while”, so out it came for an airing. I love these Spellbinders feathers and they are so versatile in that you can colour and stamp them to make them your own and the deep embossing is still visible. I used the twisted citron, tumbled glass, chipped shappire and cracked pistachio distress inks and loved the colour combo. I used John Bloodworth stamps for the spots on the feathers with picket fence distress ink and tuxedo black memento. Using the same distress ink colours, I stamped a background with Gorgeous Grunge Stampin’ Up stamps. I used some scrap off cuts for the fishtail banners and stamped with Lawn Fawn Scripty Sayings and the ‘son’ stamp is no longer available as Waltzingmouse Stamps has now closed (Such a pity). I glittered the ‘Son’ with Lime Green stickles.

The inside I used the same distress inks and made some smaller feathers, and the greeting is Phil Martin Decadent Damask. The tags are by Die-namics Stitched Tags. The background stamps are all Gorgeous Grunge and John Bloodworth.

So there you have it folks.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Hugs

Kim x