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Birthday Time!

Hello Crafters

Hope the sunshine has reached you all today, and it has raised your spirits and given you the feel good factor, heaven knows we could all do with a large dose of that!

Today I would like to share a couple of cards with you, both took a while to create, but I believe they are always the better ones, most of the time 🙂

This card was made using a few of my favourite dies, the Heartfelt Creations Aster Die, I haven’t got a stamp, I just used Spectrum Noir Pens for the shading, Heartfelt Creations Ariana Die and Stamp, Creative Expressions Stitched Lattice Frames, Tonic Royal Fern, and Cheery Lynn Fishtail Banners for the greeting. The card was from Papermill Crafts and The Range. The Stitched Lattice Frames are lovely and they will make many a card in the future I am sure, and I have my eye on the other two in the Shadow Box collection, but I must be good!

The next card was one for my Nephew, and I hope he liked it. I felt for some strange reason, I wanted some drama, so I went for a bit of dynamic in this one. I wanted the illusion of the car bursting out of the card!

This was made using Spellbinders Delicate Doilies Die, Memory Box Antique Gears Die, Poppy Stamps Happy Birtthday Die, and Woodware Stamps for inside greeting. The background was made using distress inks and Visible Image stamp Pocket Watches, which I think has been discontinued. The corner stamps were from Justrite What I Like About You set. For some of the background I also used stamps by John Bloodworth – amazing stamps – you can do so much woth them. I did spray Cosmic Shimmer Pearl Mist to give it a shimmer.

Well that’s it for now, I hope to share a lovely card next week, with you, one I made for my son.

I hope you all have a wonderful week, and may this sunshine, warm your hearts 🙂


Kim x

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Beep Boop Birthday!

Hi Crafters

Well work has been so busy the last few weeks, and we had the final awful sorting out of Mum’s things, the rest can now be done at leisure, which I hope to be getting a little of shortly, which means some serious crafting time too!

Also means that I get to spend time with loved ones, and time is precious as you never know exactly how long you have, so make sure you grab every minute and enjoy every second, and things that worry you, should be forgotten,’cos worrying never did anyone any good at all!

So what have I been up too……playing! I have become hooked by Lawn Fawn and I love the fact that you can cut out all your stamped images with dies, but also it’s just plain fun to create cards!

Lawn Fawn Beep Boop (1)

This is my first little creation, and I had a ball making this. So easy and lots of colouring but it really is a feel good way to make cards!

Here goes with the lists:



  1. Stamp with Tuxedo Black 2 robots and variety of accessories, colour with Spectrum Noir and once dry, coat with Glossy Accents and leave to dry, best left overnight.
  2. Make a grey card base measuring 12 cm x 14 cm (4.7″ x 5.5″)
  3. Cut a piece  of patterned card 11.5 cm x 13.5 cm (4.5″ x 5.3″)
  4. Cut a piece of white hammered card 11 cm x 13 cm (4.3″ x 5.1″) and then cut out a center section with the second smallest Tile Works die. Keep the cut out section for inside the card. Using the distress ink create the background. Embellish with dots of Glossy Accents and Star Dust Stickles Glue. Leave to completely dry.
  5. Once all the pieces are thoroughly dry, mat and layer card as shown.
  6. For Inside – cut 1 no piece of White Card and using distress inks make a background as you did for front, then using the little gear stamps to form a cluster pattern, stamp all over in Tuxedo Black ink. Dot with Glossy Accents and Star Dust Stickles. Leave to dry. Stamp greeting into off cut center piece and mount to background. Embellish as desired.


There you have a fun little card and I am sure that whoever receives it will love it too!

Enjoy the rest of your weekend


Kim x

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Happy Valentines Day!


Hello Crafters

I hope you are all being spoiled rotten on this Valentine’s Day (Yeah right, I can hear you say!) Well if not, then why not go off to your little peace of heaven, and craft away I say, which is obviously where I am lol!

Anyhow, here is the card I made for my other half, as he is very supportive of my hobby, gives him the chance to disappear down the allotment without a fight!

Showing is the inside of the card, and I made this very quickly as I preferred something modern as oppose to sentimental and flowery, and I think it worked out quite well. (Couldn’t help my self on the big heart though)


CARD: Papermill -White 300 gsm, Maroon 300 gsm, Red 240 gsm, Patterned card in stash, The Range – Gold Mirri Card

DIES: Spellbinders Classic Hearts, MFT Stitched Tags

STAMPS: Justrite Bokeh Time, What I Like About You (On special offer), Stampin’ Up Gorgeous Grunge (25% off at the moment if you follow the link)

INKS: Distress Inks – Worn Lipstick, Memento – Angel Pink, Gray Flannel, Brilliance – Galaxy Gold


  1. Make a maroon base card 19 cm x 14.5 cm (7.5″ x 5.7″)
  2. Cut 2 no gold mirri card 18.5 cm x 14 cm (7.3″ x 5.5″). 1 inside, 1 outside.
  3. Cut 2 no white card 18 cm x 13.5 cm (17.” x 5.3″). 1 inside, 1 outside. Stamp pattern using stamps above as desired.
  4. Cut 2 each of 4 of the SB Classic Hearts.
  5. Cut 4 of the MFT Fishtail Banners (Stitched), 3 for the front different sizes, and one for inside.
  6. Stamp sentiment in the Largest Heart and decorate as desired. Outline in gold metallic pen, every heart.
  7. Assemble as shown.
  8. Decorate as desired.


Simples! as they say.

Happy Valentines to those wonderful crafters


Kim x