A Little Trellis Work

Hello Crafters

Posting a bit late this week, am back into the land of scrapbooking, and housework! So so much crafting, so little time!!!

Today I’d like to share a card I made and sent to Malaysia, and the recipient loved it, so I can share it with you now.

I saw a card made with this die on pin interest, and just loved it straight away, just think it’s so pretty!

Dies Used:

Have a great week

Hugs

Kim x

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

 

Birthday Inspiration

Hello Crafters

Well summer has finally awoken and now everyone thinks it’s all too hot to handle, aren’t we so typically british 🙂

Must admit the flowers are literally scorching in this heat, but we must not complain and make the most of it, as long as I can have the air con going in the office, I will live with it!

So as it is quite late this evening for my post, it will be short and sweet, and I just wanted to share a card I made for a friend, and sent it all the way to Canada. Great to think my cards are going all over the world where I haven’t been!

This card was completely inspired from Becca Feeken, she uses her die cuts in such a great way, and it is her fault that I buy them and spend a fortune (not that I need an excuse to do that!)

Enjoy The Female Birthday -Happines (5)

The card is elegant and simple and didn’t take too long to put together, but it does make quite an impact, and the centre piece stamp is by Lilly of the Valley Trio set. These stamps are just beautiful and fit into many different cards.

On the inside was similar to the front except I used corner dies instead of the frames with Phil Martin Sentiment verse.

I hope you liked the card, and although short and sweet, I love to share with you. Hope you enjoy the rest of your week.

Hugs

Kim x

 

 

Perfectly Vintage!

Hello Crafters

Nobody would ever believe that we are suppose to be in the sunny season, but at least here in Southend, we didn’t get any of that nasty wet stuff we were suppose to get yesterday, and today I was out in the garden all morning, planting all the bedding plants and hanging baskets, and I must say they look a treat! Can’t wait for them to bush out and bloom, and I will put a picture on here when they do! 🙂

Yesterday in amongst cooking and cleaning, and walking to the allottment plant sale with my little buddy, I did manage to make a couple of cards, but the first card I made, I am still not a hundred percent if I like it (oh yes, one of those sessions)!

Here it is, see what you think:

I stamped the lighthouse image and coloured it in, cut it out using Creative Expressions Tessa Frames & Tags, then make the background using the rope background card from Nautical Rose by The Range, mounted to navy blue card. Mount to white base card.

Inside I stamped onto white card Creative Expressions – Tessa’s Anchors Away stamp, with Majestic Blue Versafine Ink, then mount to silver edge navy card. Follow same as above to finish. Die cut the ship using Marianne Boats & Cars Die, once cut, leave the card in the die and colour the sails with Salty Ocean and Stormy Sky, the hull of the boat coloured with Brushed Corduroy Distress Inks.

So not happy with this, I put it away for another day, and started on the next one, and this one I was happy with. I do love the Vintage -Trio Stamps from Lily of The Valley, and they are fun to colour too.

One of the most useful dies I have bought has been these MFT Dienamics Stitched Fishtail Banners, and the Stitched Tags. I used lots of off cuts of card I had and just layered until I was happy. Great way to use up scraps, ‘cos we all know we can’t throw that piece of card away, as it will come in handy! Point Proved 🙂 To finish I used Glossy accents on little bits of the coloured in image, think you can just see it.

Anyway, think you can say, that card is now done!

Well must dash, lots to do before bedtime, and then off to work we go, hi-ho hi-ho

Hugs

Kim x