18th Birthday

Hello Crafters

Hope you all had a great weekend, and have had plenty of fun times. Mine was one of exploration and new beginnings, with a hint of housework and visitors, you could say a mixed weekend really!

So not a lot of crafting, so I have reverted to a ‘Here was one I did earlier’ moment!

This was a pleasure to make and sent me on a bit of a memory trip…..18…..where did that go! It was for my other half’s great niece, and there’s never a better moment to add a bit of bling and sparkle to an occasion than when it’s an 18th!

On the inside I just had to add a jolly face or two with Spellbinders Emojis to celebrate the moment and they did put a smile to my face, such fun little characters!

The card base was made with Spellbinders Labels 48 Decorative Element, and is it a lovely large die, which makes it perfect for a card base. The glitter Card was cut with Labels 48 and this too is a versatile die. The numbers were cut and embossed with Victorian Numbers and the ‘Happy Birthday’ was from Spellbinders D-Lites Sentiment 1 too

I don’t think my photography skills has done this one justice, but it looked so pretty when it was finished, it really sparkled.

Anyway off now to see if my jelly has set, cos I really fancy some wibble wobble!

Have a great evening

Hugs

Kim x

Birthday Inspiration

Hello Crafters

Well summer has finally awoken and now everyone thinks it’s all too hot to handle, aren’t we so typically british 🙂

Must admit the flowers are literally scorching in this heat, but we must not complain and make the most of it, as long as I can have the air con going in the office, I will live with it!

So as it is quite late this evening for my post, it will be short and sweet, and I just wanted to share a card I made for a friend, and sent it all the way to Canada. Great to think my cards are going all over the world where I haven’t been!

This card was completely inspired from Becca Feeken, she uses her die cuts in such a great way, and it is her fault that I buy them and spend a fortune (not that I need an excuse to do that!)

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The card is elegant and simple and didn’t take too long to put together, but it does make quite an impact, and the centre piece stamp is by Lilly of the Valley Trio set. These stamps are just beautiful and fit into many different cards.

On the inside was similar to the front except I used corner dies instead of the frames with Phil Martin Sentiment verse.

I hope you liked the card, and although short and sweet, I love to share with you. Hope you enjoy the rest of your week.

Hugs

Kim x

 

 

Fern Birthday

Hello Crafters

I quite expect you to be lapping up the sun today, and who can blame you, the brightness and warm of the sun can make you feel amazing! Sunshine reminds me of a beautiful garden, so I thought I would share a card with you that I made for a friend but unfortunately Royal Mail lost…again…and has lost a few others too! However I will concentrate on the fact that I did have some lovely pictures and will try to re-create this again.

I have always loved the mono theme, so I saw a card recently, and thought that would look good in black and white, so I set about a birthday card along those lines, but then I caught a glimpse of distress inks which set me on a different track for the topper, how many times have you done that???

Anyway here’s the end result and I was amazed at how the topper popped and completmented the black and white so much.

The floral and fern stamps were from Inkylicious Fern Leaves, Pilkington Floral Silhouettes. Justrite Forever Friends, was used for the front sentiment and corners, these are one of favourites. The inside sentiment was by  Phil Martin Decadent Damask.

The little butterfly on the front was cut using a punch in parchment and coloured with co-ordinating distress inks – Wilted Violet, Worn Lipstick, Tumbled Glass and Cracked Pistachio, which turned out to be a lovely combo I hadn’t used before!

The main card base was cut from black and white card stock from Papermill Direct, and the die used was Tonic Studios – Harrop Die. This die I bought thinking it was a standard size (that will teach me for ordering too quickly without looking!) and I was after a scalloped edge rectangle set, and almost sent it back, buuuuttttt…..it makes great base cards, and inbetween the large scallops you see above, it has small scallop dies that complement (see the white edged front panel), so really you get 2 sets for the price of one, and it is quite a large set. For a wrong buy I was quite pleased!

Anyway, it’s time to go create, and I am sure you have many plans also, so I wish you a wonderfully crafty week!

Hugs

Kim x

Exploding Baby Box 3

Hello Crafters

Hope your weekend has been packed full of wonderful things. Mine certainly has, that is why I am posting so late, so please forgive the last minute post.

This is a quick little post as I wanted to share this little box with you. It was made for a special couple to have had the wonderful news that they are expecting twins after  a lot of finger crossing and ups and downs, so I was super excited for them.

This took around 5 hours to make, but was very pleased with the end result, and even happier with the look on the faces of the new parents!

So there you are, a few little trinkets and a lot of work, makes a beautiful box!

Have a wonderful week

Hugs

Kim x

Under The Sea!

Hello Crafters

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Kim Styles Card|Under The Sea

Well a couple of weeks ago I promised to share something special with you. I recently met a lovely lady who is a nurse, and has been studying to pass some exams, and having worked in a surgery, I understand how hard working, and beneficial nurses are to an everyday working surgery life, as well as being so important to the patients themselves. When I discovered that she was adding more strings to her bow, I had nothing but admiration for her, as working hours are long, and sometimes nurses get the raw end of the deal. To celebrate her achievement, I wanted to give her something special and to let her know how proud she should feel, and to top it all, it turned out she’s a crafter too!

Well I wanted to experiment with an idea, so this is what I came up with. It appears as nothing more than one of those fold flat to post boxes, and you are right, with some colourful characters thrown in to celebrate the occasions, and these are a mix of Lawn Fawn Critters in the Sea, Scripty Sayings and Mama Elephant Whale Wishes.

The box I calculated and made myself as I wanted something a little bit bigger than the Spellbinders Box Die and I cut the edges with Lawn Fawn Stitched Hillside Borders. Now I agree this is nothing special but, it’s what you can’t see that I am so pleased with….just lift the front flap and…….

I thought, wouldn’t it be nice to see what is under the sea too? So the scene was created for all the colourful creatures that we don’t get to see above the water, and the bottom of the box becomes a whole new world, making use of all that wasted space!

I shall leave you to decide what you think, all I know is I couldn’t find anything else quite like it, hence why it is the special box.

Hope you all enjoy the rest of your weekend and the lovely sunshine today.

Hugs

Kim xx