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Scrapbooking!

Hello Crafters

Well how has your week been? Hectic and strange would be my best description of this week, as it was back to work and get a move on to meet deadlines, and all the time, my head was still in Somerset (Think it still is!), and was so busy I had no time to craft anything this week as I have been busy trying to sort out this promised scrapbook video, and as a woman of my word, I have finally done it!

Why is it we hate the sound of our own voice? Still I said I would do this, so here goes…..

My First YouTube Video!

Hope you enjoy it!

Hugs

Kim x

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Anchors Away!

Hello Crafters

How’s your week been? Well here it has been fast and furious but also quite a lovely one, so happy and contented doesn’t happen often, so we make the most! I spent a lovely Saturday with my friend, just a very luxurious coffee and lots of lovely chat, but it was like a week away on holiday! Just what the doctor ordered! It really is true that a change is as good as a rest! 🙂

This week I sort of had one of those ‘What happen to my crafting mojo?’ periods, where I so wanted to craft, but I swear someone run off with my creative brain! There was just an empty space, with dust flying around, makes me shudder just thinking about it, but it returned just in time for the weekend (might have been the fact that I spent a tinsey whincey bit if money on some crafting goodies, but it worked)….. so my was I pleased about that! I will show you that elation makes next week.

Today I can share the card I made for my brother a few weeks ago. I was really pleased with how it came out and he loved it!

I used Marianne Creatables Rope Die, Nellie Snellen Vintasia Anchor, Heartfelt Creations Everyday Heroes Die, Crafts Too Happy Birthday die, Spellbinders Classic Large and Small Die. Backing papers from The Range and base card from Papermill Direct.

I made the card base myself by scoring half way across the front of an A5 card, and semi-cutting a circular die on the right hand side, and then fold back the right hand side and glued. You may want to trim just a 2mm piece from the edge of the card to make sure it sits properly. I made the port-hole using large and small Spellbinders Circle dies. The decorative trim, was the Heartfelt Creations die, cut down so the decorative portion remained and glued top and bottom of port hole. The crowning glory for me though was the rope feature, which looked almost real and they die cut perfectly with little effort.

Excuse the photos, I grabbed t he pictures just before going to my brothers, so not as good as I would have liked.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Hugs

Kim x

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Pop Up Santa

Hello Crafters!

Hope you are enjoying the Sunday sunshine. I have been reading about the World Card Making Day and thought I need to share a card too.

This one was my first pop up and it happens to be a Christmas card. I haven’t yet bought any of the dies that make it so easy, so this was all worked out by yours truly, so it isn’t perfect but it is unique!

Now I started writing out how to make this, but to be honest, it is so complex the best thing I would say is, just have fun experimenting and finding your own way of how to put these things together. I didn’t find it hard, but it was time consuming and fun at the same time, as learning something new is always fun! Certainly made a few boobs along the way, but all are valuable lessons!

The best thing about this was putting together little ol’ Santa here. He was a real pleasure and must admit, made me have a giggle or two on a few stories I remember about Santa and the children! This die is from Marianne Designs – Eline’s Santa. Well worth having in your die stock, just a happy fella, and there are other put together creatures, that I will be investing in at some point.

The fence on this had me questioning if I had lost my marbles making it a bit complicated but it worked in the end. The mountains in the back were just randomly cut from brown card and distressed with Picket Fence and then a gel pen to mark some features, and I was really please with how it looked!

All in all, much experimenting and loads of fun.

Have a lovely crafty Sunday.

Hugs

Kim x