Christmas Scene

Hello Crafters

Hope you all had a smashing Christmas and Santa bought you lots of crafting goodies. I was very lucky and received some wonderful dies, and vouchers which of course I spent immediately! I also was given a beautiful hand made teddy, and my little laddie thought it was his, so now I have had to put it in a safe place in case he runs off with it!

He is a good boy though, but he does know he’s cute and very stubborn, luckily I have an even bigger stubborn streak, so he knows when he’s pushed his luck, but you still got to love him!

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Well despite the obvious distractions, I have managed to craft today, but I have to keep it until the recipient has opened it, so I will have to share a Christmas card with you.

This is a first time project for me as I bought this die a while ago, but have only just had time to play around, but I think it has so much potential, and for all you got it is a reasonably priced die.

Craft Items Used:

The box card die comes with all the accessories to make a complete scene, but I wanted a winter scene, so used the Lawn Fawn Stitched Hillside Borders in blue design card and vellum. Although you can’t see it in the photos, to make it shimmer, I added Spectrum Noir Clear Glitter Pen.

The pictures don’t do it justice, but it looked like a real wintry scene, and the beauty of it is that it folds flat to post, and wasn’t very bulky at all.

Well that’s it for now, all that’s left is to wish you a Very Merry New Year and I look forward to sharing my makes and visiting you all in 2017.

Hugs

Kim x

 

Merry Christmas one and all!

Hello Crafters

Just a very quick pop in to say, I hope you have managed to survive the last minute shopping, the baking of the royal family mince pies, the endless yards of wrapping and ribbon and bows, and the frantic tidying of the whole house………or is that just me? 🙂

Well I hope you are now chilling with the ice cold glass of wine that you fought so hard for in the supermarket this morning, or enjoying that well earned cup of tea/coffee.

Thank you to all of you who follow my blog and come and visit me, you are truly a very talented bunch, and I feel honoured that you take the time to visit.

Whatever you are doing or wherever you maybe, we would like to wish you a Very Merry Christmas and an extra special 2017.

Happy Crafting

Hugs

Kim x

A Little Christmas Magic

Hello Crafters

Well by now I would think that your creative side has been put through the mill and you have all been crafting your little fingers to the bone to get those christmas cards done! Totally sympathise as I have been doing the very same thing myself. Thought I had it all covered, thinking I had started so much earlier this year….but oh boy was I wrong! So worked like a trojan Saturday, to get the last of them done, but as they say, you save the best till last, so I would like to share this tiny little box, that is bursting full of christmas spirit!

I wanted it to be full of Christmas cheer when it was open, ‘full’ being the operative word, and I think you can safely say that was achieved 🙂

I used a pre-cut box I purchased from Hunkdory Crafts, and they were really reasonably priced! They are called Mini Pop Up Box, but you can fit quite a bit in there if you don’t mind a bit of jiggery pokery, like us crafters do! They come completely blank, so the box is your oyster, so to speak, fill your boots!

The dies used on this box were:

All the card used except the red mirri card (own stash) was from Papermill Direct.

Well I hope these pictures show the beauty of this little piece of Christmas magic.

That’s it for now, hope you have a wonderful crafty week 🙂

Hugs

Kim x

Exploding Slimming Box!

Hello Crafters

Long time no see! Can someone please tell the time fairy to go MAKE time instead of taking it! Where oh where did this last week go??? Firstly I must say that I have been popping in to all my favourite blogs, and although I may not have left a messsage, I have been visiting, so please know your blogs are still important to me, and have given me the ‘Crafters Fix’ when I haven’t been able to craft myself. So thank you for that!

I had my first week off from work this year and I simple have not stopped, just Christmas shopping, wrapping, buying, writing christmas cards(which off course I thought I had covered, but nowhere near), arranging, listing…….and I got to about Thursday and said”ENOUGH”! I said to Mr Kim, “Do you realise I haven’t even crafted for 1 day, or done my blog in weeks? I am definitely going into my card room and not coming out until something has been created!!!”

So briefly my friends I woke up with this idea a few days ago. I knew I was going over to my brother and sister-in-laws for dinner, so I wanted to say thank you and as Helen is a fellow Slimming World sufferer, I mean attendee, I thought about how difficult it is at Christmas time with all these treats about, and as Helen is a ‘Choc-o-holic’, I thought it would be nice to be able to reach for something that was already worked out in ‘Syns’ (fellow SW buddies understand this language) but for mere mortals this means ‘things we should not over-indulge on’, so I made an exploding box which would offer nice things that we could maybe be a little naughty with but not too much!

So here it is, and I am soooooo proud 🙂

 

As you can see, little treats inside compartments in the centre, and on the outside, each tag tells how much each item’s syn value is, all worked out using the slimming app to keep us on the straight and narrow.

These picture really do not do it justice, but Helen thought it was brilliant and it definitely will be a go to idea in the future for birthday’s etc.

Well, must dash, I have a get well card to make for my other sister-in-law, and yes……more presents to wrap, and a dinner to plan, ironing to do and it’s back to work tomorrow, so hi-ho hi-ho it’s off to slave we go!

Enjoy the rest of your weekend 🙂

Hugs

Kim x