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Floral Birthday

Hello Crafters

Well didn’t it turn out nice this weekend. I was at a charity event yesterday held once a year, and it was formed by my nephew’s best friend and my brother and his wife when they lost Aaron in Afghanistan in 2009. It’s called the Aaron Lewis Foundation and each year they hold their major event to raise funds for various charities supported. This year they presented a young disabled lad with his own sports wheel chair, and it didn’t take him but 5 minutes before he was racing around all over the place with a massive smile on his face. Wonderful to see! My job was to take the orders on the burger stall and this year it was busier than ever, so busy I couldn’t even get to take a bite out of my lunch! Started around 10.30 and finished about 9ish but although exhausting it is rewarding knowing how much it all helps, and the atmosphere this year was really upbeat, with even more teams joining for the annual rugby matches, amazing effort by everyone, and it was a brilliant day!

One of the ladies, Aaron’s cousin’s wife, had her birthday on this day too, so today I have the card to share with you, I also made a little gift box but didn’t take any photos.

Items Used:

  • Card Base 13 x 10 1/2 mm, Box Base – 13 1/2 x 11
  • Creative Expressions – Mauritus
  • Spellbinders – Labels 47,  Sentiments One
  • Unknown Brand – Tiny Bows
  • Distress Ink – Tattered Rose

The Mauritius die is so versatile and beautiful as you can see that you can use it to create the decorative topper or just as a decorative insert. Although this is a UK A6 die, it is so  pretty and really eye catching.

Thank you for popping by, and I hope you all have a wonderful week.

Hugs

Kim x

 

 

 

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Not A Box!

Hello Crafter

Hope you are all having a super duper Mother’s Day no matter where you are or where you’re at!

Now last week I said that I was going to bring you a box, but I clean forgot a tiny teenie little thing……that yesterday was my birthday, and although I got to my craft room, it was only enough time for a quick make to share with you today, and then today being Mum’s Day, I got dragged kicking and screaming to have a meal with my sons (if you believe that you will believe anything)! So two hard torturous days of being forced to eat naughty things and enjoying them way too much, that which I should not, but I’ve been working hard to keep this new found figure of mine, so I have a few (a real few! pounds to spare, which are well and truly used up)….this girl knows how to boogie on down with food lol 🙂

So here today I have to share with you a stamp Mr Kim kindly bought for my birthday:

It’s called ‘Going To Seed‘ by Woodware and although it is an older stamp, it is one of those I kept meaning to get, but kept getting pushed to the back of the queue, so finally this injustice has been put right, and I am now the proud owner! ‘Birthday Kisses‘ stamp also by Woodware too. Distress inks Barn Door, Dried Marigold and Scattered Straw made the background strip by masking off and brushing the colours backwards and forwards until I get the right depth of colour. Mr Kim also bought me a craft pack of card and papers, which I also used to make the above card. He has been taught well me thinks 🙂

I also was given an updated light box made by my brother’s own fair hands (so means a lot), and although I omitted to say that light boxes don’t have a top, it in fact works well, as you can see in the photos.

The above photos were taken without the light on to give a more ‘end of day’ theme.

I was also spoilt with money from my sons, a new pair of boots (desperately needed as I had actually completely walked the heels off the old pair) from Mr Kim, and a lovely camisole top and beautiful print over shirt from my other brother and sister-in-law. Wasn’t I just so spoilt (Yes I am smiling like a Cheshire cat) and of course the spoiling continued today, a whole weekend of pure spoiling, my can a girl get use to that!

Although I had to share today with my little best buddy, Will, it is his 2nd birthday, and we bought him a squeaky skunk toy (which he tried to emulate later by rubbing in ‘you know what’ in the park), and then had to have a lovely shower, followed by leftovers from Mum’s day dinner meat (of which he made light work)

I swear he’s saying “Did I give you permission to take pictures Mrs!”

He’s such a joy and makes me laugh all the time, and his latest feat to say yes with a nod of the head when he wants something. Won’t be long before he’s talking I swear 🙂

That’s it for now, so enjoy the rest of your Sunday, and I will catch up with you soon.

Happy Mother’s Day 🙂

Hugs

Kim

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Fairy Exploding Box

Hello Crafters

How has you’re weekend been so far? Well this weekend has felt like I’ve been on a cyber ride running along at 200 miles an hour, I’m positive it was Friday afternoon 5 mintues ago, so where it’s gone I do not know…..if you see a Friday evening whizz past, chased by Saturday and followed by a rapid Sunday, can you trip them up please and send them back!

It has been a lovely journey though, as Friday saw the arrival of my friend’s birthday, and I couldn’t wait to give her the very special gift I had prepared for her, not a card but a box, and you all know I love making my boxes. This one saw the start a while ago, when I made some wonderful columns out of ordinary white card, and done my best to make them look like ruins, which I am proud to say I think they do but that is for you to decide in a moment when I give you the Exploding Fairy Box.

Now this box took 7 dedicated hours of painting, colouring, stamping, distressing and building, and I enjoyed every single minute, being lost in the world of Fairy Folk! No ordinary Fairies, but tiny little fairies that require only a box to live in.

I made a base box, and the instructions for this can be found on my other blog post. Remember that each box I make is different depending on what height is needed to accommodate all of the pieces.

The majority of the images were Lawn Fawns Fairy Friends stamp and dies, Puffy Clouds die, Lawn Fawn Forest Border, Lawn Fawn Stitched Mountain Border Die, Mama Elephant Grassy Trio, Creative Expressions Trailing Ivy, Spellbinders Curved Square & Decorative Curved Square. I think that’s it! The columns were entirely made by me with no die just my imagination! (There is a brain in there somewhere lol!).

Saturday appeared and this was my once a year card glass with a lovely group of ladies from Great Wakering, and we spent a few hours together making cards, which really flew by, but it was a lovely day, and we even had some lovely new faces too! I am considering having an evening card sessions once a month at home to see if I could actually make this a regular thing, and help others learn new things, so I was inspired by these lovely ladies.

Sunday was Mr Kim’s birthday, and we went for a birthday meal at Toby, with a few family members, so that was great too. I was very good and didn’t have too many things I shouldn’t, but I think Mr Kim had a bit too much, but that is what birthdays are all about!

So all in all, a really lovely weekend with lots of lovely people! I am feeling truly blessed to know so many wonderful people 🙂

Here’s wishing you a happy week ahead.

Hugs

Kim x