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Exploding 21st Birthday Box

Hello Crafters

Just popping by to share with you my latest box, that was lovingly made for our neighbour, who was turning 21…..what a lovely thing to be……can just about remember!


It took around 8 hours and I honestly cannot remember what I did, when I did it and what I used to make it, all I know is, I was pretty pleased when it was done!

Hope you all had a crafty weekend.


Kim x

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Hello Crafters

I have been dreading writing this post. As you know I have been absent due to caring for my Mum, who was very poorly, and although she put up a brave fight, she sadly passed away on the 8th December. Devastated was an understatement, but I hold onto the fact that I had two whole months of the love and laughter whilst I cared for her, and a lifetime of precious memories that I will keep forever.

Whilst still reeling from that, on the 11th December, my partner was diagnosed with Prostrate Cancer, and is going through ongoing investigations, so I am desperately trying to stay strong for him.

Through all this, it has been almost impossible to craft, but I did manage to make a 21st Exploding Birthday Box, for one of the nurses on my Mum’s ward. I was coming home from the hospital and then working until 2am to get it finished, but I was really pleased with the end product.

Please excuse the quality of the photos, taken 2am very quickly, and I thought they were ‘OK’ at the time!

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Spellbinders – Blooms 4

Marianne – Vintage Swirls

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Stamps – Visible Image (Discontinued)

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Die – Spellbinders Floral Oval

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Punch – Woodware Evening Dress 2

Die – All Occasion Dies Shoes

Stamps – Woodware Graffiti

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Spellbinders – Labels 41 Decorative, Oval Majesty

Marianne – Elegant Lady

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Spellbinders – Blooms 4

Heartfelt Creations – Majestic Blooms

Creative Expressions – Trailing Ivy

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All Card from – Papermill

All Background Papers – The Range

As you can see, quite a lot went into it, but it helped me get through at the time, losing myself in the creativity, and that is what I am going to do right now. Mum told me not to cry, but sometimes it’s hard, so I get creating when I feel that awful empty feeling, and somehow, I don’t know how, the void feels more bearable.

Thank you for those that stop by often to see if I am still here, it means a lot and because of you, I will get through.

Happy New Year to you all


Kim xxx

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Hello Crafters

How is your crafting going? Well mine has been very little and there is a very good reason for that, which I shall show you in a minute, and it  involves a level of cuteness that has captured me well and truly!!!

I was browsing the internet last wednesday evening, and I have been looking for a furry companion, for a very long time, and it has been 9 years since I could bring myself to contemplate another family member, but as I was browsing, this advert caught my eye, and one look and I was hooked…….

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He is a C20150605_220255hi-apso, and he is the most sweetest thing ever! He is so good, and so funny, we haven’t stopped laughing since we got him. It must have been fate as his birthday is the day after mine, and his daddy’s mum is the same name as me!

We don’t think he is going to get much bigger than he is, but he is intelligent, loving and affectionate, and very well behaved, so who could ask for more!

Kim Style's Cards

So when I should have been making cards, you will have to forgive me, I was having a lovely time playing with my new family member, so I hope you can forgive me?

He does like to help sometimes, so things may take longer than usual to make or prepare, but as with all crafters, we don’t mind helping new crafters to learn and grow.

So now I have got that out my system (as I can’t help telling everyone lol) I can show you the box and card I made last week for my sister-in-laws birthday.


Kim Style's CardsI made a basketKim Style's Cards with a Scarf inside and because it needed to be fairly big, I made the basket from scratch but used some of the Spellbinders Garden Party to complete it.

I used Spellbinders Grand Ovals (Still available if you click on the link) and Heirloom Oval to make the card, with HC Arianna Blooms and HC Arianna Lace for the flowers with Distress Ink Peeled Paint and Spiced Marmalade for the colour. I used Inkylicious Delicate Vines for the stamped images.

I also made a box to keep the card in as I wasn’t putting it in the post, and this finished the ensemble with SB Circle Delight to finish.

Kim Style's Cards

So there you are, just a quick little hello, and off I go to play with Will, that is if he can keep his eyes open.

Have a lovely evening


Kim xxx