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.

Hugs

Kim x

Son’s 1st Birthday

Hello Crafters

Now before you panic, it definitely isn’t my son I’m talking about! I just wanted to blog about these absolutely cute little creatures that I managed to acquire, and yes I shouldn’t have, but hell I did! Some battles with the devil on your shoulder you just can’t win!

Dies:

These little creatures go together so quick and the only thing is the eyes and nose are very tiny, so you need a good pair of tweezers to pick them up and position them. Just look at those little faces……..! No I’m not broody, long past that stage, but I just love ’em! 🙂

Hope I put a smile on your face to start the week….

Hugs

Kim x

 

 

Man Cave!

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Hello Crafters

Hope you have had a great weekend. I’ve been de-cluttering, had an overwhelming urge to get rid of clutter around the place, think it makes you feel stressed, so I tried to find any space I could and put things away, instead of having them on show, and I feel much better for it! Mr Kim will probably take around a year to find everything, best game of hide and seek ever, cos by the time he asks me where it is I would have forgotten, so many a game will be had shortly!

So I haven’t had as much time this week as I would have liked due to the above (great for the soul though) so I found this to share, which I must admit took a bit of work, but came out a ‘right treat’, as some would say!

I suppose it should just be ‘Cave’ if we were being politically correct, but in this case, it really was a man cave! I worked it all out, measuring and cutting by hand and was quite pleased with how I managed to get the table at the right angle, cos it almost became an angled drawing board at one point and architect I was not aiming for!

So quick recap on dies used:

I’m sure we all wouldn’t mind a cave of our own, especially a ‘Crafters Cave’ in the back garden, would we!

Have a great week

Hugs

Kim x

Christmas Scene

Hello Crafters

Hope you all had a smashing Christmas and Santa bought you lots of crafting goodies. I was very lucky and received some wonderful dies, and vouchers which of course I spent immediately! I also was given a beautiful hand made teddy, and my little laddie thought it was his, so now I have had to put it in a safe place in case he runs off with it!

He is a good boy though, but he does know he’s cute and very stubborn, luckily I have an even bigger stubborn streak, so he knows when he’s pushed his luck, but you still got to love him!

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Well despite the obvious distractions, I have managed to craft today, but I have to keep it until the recipient has opened it, so I will have to share a Christmas card with you.

This is a first time project for me as I bought this die a while ago, but have only just had time to play around, but I think it has so much potential, and for all you got it is a reasonably priced die.

Craft Items Used:

The box card die comes with all the accessories to make a complete scene, but I wanted a winter scene, so used the Lawn Fawn Stitched Hillside Borders in blue design card and vellum. Although you can’t see it in the photos, to make it shimmer, I added Spectrum Noir Clear Glitter Pen.

The pictures don’t do it justice, but it looked like a real wintry scene, and the beauty of it is that it folds flat to post, and wasn’t very bulky at all.

Well that’s it for now, all that’s left is to wish you a Very Merry New Year and I look forward to sharing my makes and visiting you all in 2017.

Hugs

Kim x

 

A Little Christmas Magic

Hello Crafters

Well by now I would think that your creative side has been put through the mill and you have all been crafting your little fingers to the bone to get those christmas cards done! Totally sympathise as I have been doing the very same thing myself. Thought I had it all covered, thinking I had started so much earlier this year….but oh boy was I wrong! So worked like a trojan Saturday, to get the last of them done, but as they say, you save the best till last, so I would like to share this tiny little box, that is bursting full of christmas spirit!

I wanted it to be full of Christmas cheer when it was open, ‘full’ being the operative word, and I think you can safely say that was achieved 🙂

I used a pre-cut box I purchased from Hunkdory Crafts, and they were really reasonably priced! They are called Mini Pop Up Box, but you can fit quite a bit in there if you don’t mind a bit of jiggery pokery, like us crafters do! They come completely blank, so the box is your oyster, so to speak, fill your boots!

The dies used on this box were:

All the card used except the red mirri card (own stash) was from Papermill Direct.

Well I hope these pictures show the beauty of this little piece of Christmas magic.

That’s it for now, hope you have a wonderful crafty week 🙂

Hugs

Kim x

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

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