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Something For The Boys!

Hello Crafters

Hope you all had a great start and that you’re all back in the swing of things! I had so much fun at home that I didn’t want to go back to work, so busy that I felt like one blink and the holiday was gone! Don’t know about anyone else but I live for my weekends, and I’ve only 12 more years to retirement, bring it on!!!!

As I was so busy, I only managed to craft for 2 days, so didn’t get much done as I wanted too, and I am busy scrapbooking my Mum’s memories for the family, and I truly didn’t realise how long it takes, so hats off to the scrapbooking community, you have my respect! So today I have an older card to share, and clean forgot about it until I just come across it.

This was made for Mr Kim’s son-in-law, he is a great miniature battle re-enact fan (I think that’s what he does), but I made a card for him in knowledge of his interest.


I was pleased with the way it came out, not much die cutting, just a few tags and and the cut out, was effective though. I love the Memory Box Open Studios Dies, this one is Distressed Baptisia, and I used Cosmic Shimmer Gilding Flakes – Red Blaze for the cut-out  background, tied in nicely with the theme. I then embossed the background with Spellbinders Garden Lattice Embossing Folder. These Tags from MFT – Stitched Fishtail Flags, I use them so often, a real must in my collection!

Well that’s it from me for now, must get back on the scrap booking wagon, got loads of albums to create and fill!

Have a great week.


Kim x

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A Little Playing Around!

Kim Styles CardsHello Crafters

It has been a busy few weeks since my last post, and this is due to my Mum becoming poorly, and we now know she has cancer, so my time and attention will be dedicated to her over the next period of my life, she is my best friend and my biggest supporter, so now it’s my turn to be the supportee.

I have drafted this post just before all this took place so I hope you enjoy and it gives you inspiration to get crafting 🙂

We all lead busy lives and never seem to find time to ‘mess about’ but this weekend I have been wanting to try texture paste and stencils, and yes it’s great!

The background of this card has a stencil from Crafters Workshop Antiquities Keys, Tim Holtz Matt Texture Paste. I then coated first the letters with Enchanted Gold Metallic Wax then painted a coat of Pearlescent Cosmic Shimmer. I used an image I found a long time ago and just loved the colour and added SB Corner D-Lites Corner Flourish 2. It reminded me of the peacock tail!

Then assembled using a matt and layer of teal and silver mirra card with some vintage lace and navy blue ribbon.

Kim Styles Cards

I also had a little play with a stencil from Clarity – Square Honeycomb. I like this stencil as you not only have the honeycomb, you also get the square frame, so two for the price of one. I used Distress Inks – Squeezed Lemonade, Wild Honey, Mowed Lawn and Rusty Hinge. Makes lovely little note-lets!

I do intend to play around some more, but for now work beacons…..hi ho hi ho it’s off to work we go…


Kim x