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Fairy Aunt

Hello Crafters

Well I’m still a little shocked with what’s going on outside! Today I experienced sleeting snow, hailstones, freezing fingers and soaked to the skin rain……Southend?….. more like Siberia! I know we are suppose to be experiencing April showers but plllleeeeaaaasssseeee…………………………..! I am off shortly on our first holiday in years so can I just order a little sunshine and warmth, just a few little days in Somerset with s-u-n please!

Oh well (sighs deeply) I live in hope but till then I have a happy card to share with you. It’s my Aunt’s birthday soon, so I wanted something clean and refreshing, and I think I achieved that here.

These beautiful little fairies Mr Kim found by accident in The Range, and they are only about 4.5 cm tall but they are exquisite and cut like a dream and come with tiny flowers and butterfly. There is a little fairy door and a couple of other bits and all £1.99 each, I know, amazing. I have trained Mr Kim to spot a die from a mile away, and these were hidden right on the lowest shelf almost on the floor, in a small box. I tried to search for them online but couldn’t find them so I took a shot for you of what I have.

They are so sweet! Anyway back to the card. Took a while but feel it was worth it.

Items Used:

It really was a case of matt and layer all the way through, and I set the theme around the fact that I wanted the Fairy to sit on the flower, and the rest grew from there. I framed the scene with first the stitched rectangle and then the scalloped rectangle. Lightly edging some of the elements allowed it to stand out as I wanted to keep the theme all white with a hint of colour. I used the sparkle pens on the fairies for added texture.

Well that’s it folks. I hope to pop in with some pictures of our travels shortly, so until then, have wonderful crafty days.

Hugs

Kim x

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Gearing Up!

Hello Crafters

Hope the little bit of warm weather has made us all feel a bit brighter, and although Mr Frosty is trying hard to creep back in, ignore him the next few days, Mr Rain also wants to make an appearance but I just think the flowers need to be watered and it’s much easier to do it all at once instead of separately!

I’m a little late this week, just didn’t seem to stop all weekend, and I am still trying to scrapbook, and I am getting there and can’t wait to share it with you, so working my little fingers to the bone to hopefully proudly display this work of art……

For now though I have made a card, which was conjured up whilst I slumbered, and was woken up with the idea and had an overwhelming urge (don’t get them much these days), to bolt into the card room and as they say ‘Get It Down‘. Weird how my brain actually thought about everything, who says we don’t dream in colour!

I must admit I do like this abstract style of card, and the theme running in my head was metal colours hence the blue grey look.

Items Used:

The paper is 160 gsm so wasn’t very thick, but I used 2mm foam tape on the outside and inside edge of the frame which made it nice and solid.

I was so pleased with the finished item, as it was better than what I had in my mind’s eye. Still wondering what I was thinking about to wake up with this image…..maybe I was a mechanical engineer in my last life!

Happy crafting

Hugs

Kim x

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Playing with Hunkydory

Hello Crafters

Hope your week is going well, I know the weekend went way to quick, and I for one didn’t want to go back to work, but if we want to buy nice things, we have to have this sinful stuff called money, wonga, wedge, wads, whatever terminology you wish to use, unfortunately we need it, and I am still looking for the tree Mum was always talking about……..you know, when she use to say ‘And do you expect me to go pick the money off the trees……….?’

While I was off on Good Friday, I seem to have boundless energy (could do with some of that right now), I was like a woman possessed, we did so much that day, and then in the afternoon I managed to get in my craft room. Didn’t plan it, something just grabbed me in there and wouldn’t let me out until I had ‘performed’! I think it was my CBB fault (Craft Buddy Bestie) as she sent me some pictures of what she had made with her Hunkydory stash, and it was beautiful, which got right in that ol’ brain of mine. It must be the guilt of knowing I had bought something recently and not used it.

I purchased the Deco Shimmer pack, it was on special as a member, and there is no doubt it was a beautiful pack, but just hadn’t got round to doing anything with it, so Good Friday was obviously the day of reckoning. Here’s what I made:

KSC - Deco Shimmer Apr 17 (1)

There were a lot of items in this pack, and what you see here took about 2 1/2 hours. It consists of:

  1. Writing Pack – you can make your own writing set, and in this pack they gave you the case and the matching paper pack to go with it, but you need to make up the envelopes (another job to do!)

     

  2. Cards that incorporate bookmarks – these are my favourites and look stunning.

    I added a second sentiment and picture to the back of the bookmark, but you don’t have to, you can keep them and make another card out of them.

  3. Twisted Accordion Card – Now I’m not to sure on this one, took the longest out of all of them, and although I followed the instructions, I wasn’t keen on how it finished up. I only made one of the 4 you get, but will do it my way next time.

    I personally think the gold covered card panel should be on the outside, but the way they showed you how to make it was with it on the inside, I will swap that when I make the rest. Personal choice though I think, but still beautiful.

    The pack still included lots of gold foiled card bases, loads of foil embossed toppers, decoupage and other toppers that I have yet to play with. They were just so beautiful I had to share.

Well enjoy the rest of your week, I’m off to research some more scrapbooking bits, having a bit of nightmare with my current project!

Hugs

Kim x