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Hello Crafters

How are you all? I do hope that you were kept safe in the storm, and that awful yellow sky that developed, apparently it was a sand storm from the Sahara Desert caught up in the hurricane! All I know is that it left an awful lot of dust all over everything, and Mr Kim had just cleaned the car too!

Just a quick pop in to share a card I made a little while ago and mysteriously took an awful long time to reach it’s destination – Gibraltar. Normally 5 to 7 days, but took 3 weeks! Think it had a little holiday all of it’s own!! At least it did make it’s destination and not go off to that big ol’ post box in the sky.

This was a card for a colleague, and a chance to test out the new embossing folder, and I must say, it really did turn out nice. I used the Encore Metallic Pink Ink and layered it on and then ran it though the machine, and it came out with this beautiful lace effect.

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Well must get on, nearly time for bed and little lad could do with a little playtime.

Have a lovely week.

Hugs

Kim x

Twist ‘n’ Pop Birthday

Hello Crafters

Hope you are all having a great week producing beautiful moments in time!

This week I decided to have a go at this twist ‘n’ pop craze that every one seemed to be doing, a little behind I know but none the less I got there! First I started by having a look at images and YouTube and then I decided I wanted something different for the grandchildren so said to myself ‘ Let’s have a go!’

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I was so pleased as I measured and made it all, and it worked first time.

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Well I hope you have a wonderful week and look forward to seeing your creations!

Hugs

Kim x

 

 

 

Absence Makes The Heart Grow Fonder

Hello Crafters

Well where do I start! Firstly let me say hello to my new followers, it never ceases to amaze me that you want to share my craft, and that so keeps me going! So a big hello and welcome, and normally I will blog weekly, just things have been a tad fast and furious and hectic.

To my loyal followers who may have thought that I have fallen of the planet (although sometimes I would like to step off for a few hours and stop spinning!), I am so grateful that you still pop in from time to time, and you are all never far from my thoughts, and mean an awful lot when the world gets too demanding, so thank you, and it is very true, that absence does indeed make the heart grow fonder…..

Now, have I been crafting?…….Oh yes I have!

What have I got for you?……so much I have forgotten what I haven’t shared!

So I will start with something that posed a challenge, and all because the lady loved yellow and blue!!!!

My previous post about an anniversary card I made for a lovely lady at my Slimming World group, asked me if I would make a wedding anniversary card for her daughter for her husbands first anniversary (so sweet the 1st one!), and I was more than willing to do that. So I gathered a little info and details and all these ideas were whizzing around in my head, when she said ” Could you make it with Yellow and Blue as it was my daughters wedding colours”……”Of course I said.” Now at that point someone just came along when I wasn’t looking and switched the ideas light off, I don’t know where it went or who did it, which little monkey came along and stole my thoughts! ONE WHOLE WEEK LATER, I was still walking around with a blank black hole, where there was once signs of life! Scared the hell out of me I can tell you, I was giving myself all sort of tellings off (technically known as kicking my own butt!) until one afternoon, I simply shouted (to myself in my head not out loud or I would have been arrested) STOP! STOP! STOP! Well low and behold I did see the light 🙂

I was trying so card thinking about Yellow & Blue I couldn’t get past it to design the card, so with a really good kicked butt bruised with yellow and blue it is, I just designed in about half an hour 8 cards (yes you did read right) without the colour in my head, and it just flowed! Once I got home, I drew up all these ideas in draught and then chose one, and finally THEN I added the colour!!!

Isn’t it amazing how something so tiny can get in the way, so my wonderful crafty folks, remember if the mind goes a wandering, think black and white 🙂

Here is the Wedding Anniversary card, and chuffed doesn’t describe how I felt when it was finished I can tell you!

 

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Well there you have it my crafty friends, I wish you all a wonderful week filled with magical ideas.

Oh and I just want to let you know I managed to get my 3 Stone Slimming World Award whilst I was absent…..just thought I’d share.

Hugs

Kim x