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Twist ‘n’ Pop Birthday

Hello Crafters

Hope you are all having a great week producing beautiful moments in time!

This week I decided to have a go at this twist ‘n’ pop craze that every one seemed to be doing, a little behind I know but none the less I got there! First I started by having a look at images and YouTube and then I decided I wanted something different for the grandchildren so said to myself ‘ Let’s have a go!’

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I was so pleased as I measured and made it all, and it worked first time.

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Well I hope you have a wonderful week and look forward to seeing your creations!


Kim x




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Happy Birthday Son!

Hello Crafters

How has your week been? It was back to the grind stone for most I expect and I still found myself longing for the weekend at 9.01 am Tuesday morning! Mum would always say ‘Stop wishing your life away’, but I just love creating and work gets in the way  A-L-L T-H-E  T-I-M-E!

Anyway, a quick share today as it is late (never enough hours in a day) and I just wanted to show you my son’s card. I bought these stamps and dies especially for this but they are fun and easy to colour and I know I will use them over and over.

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  1. My Favourite Thing – Recipe For Happiness Stamp & Die
  2. Memory Box – Alphabet Soup Uppercase
  3. Magazine Die – Star Frames 7
  4. Lawn Fawn – Large Stitched Stackable Rectangle & Square
  5. Justrite – Bokeh Polka Dots
  6. Woodware – Birthday Moves

At first I was only going to use one of the chef images but I couldn’t choose between them and then just decided to use them all! Although My Favourite Things Stamps and dies tend to be a bit pricey (I believe that is due to import costs – Yes, Mr Taxman, guilty as charged!) I do like the quality and theme of their products, would have a lot more if I could!

Well that’s it for now, enjoy the rest of your week and not long to the weekend, THAT is always a happy thought (sympathise for those that have to work though), but whatever you are doing – enjoy 🙂


Kim x

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Balloon Celebration

Hello Crafters

Well my oh my hasn’t Mr Sunshine been parading around this week! Hope he’s made you feel full of warmth, because we needed something to make us feel good after this weeks awful events. I was lost for words that anyone, could carry out something so heinous as this and given that this brutal act is being paraded as an act of religion, just defies all logic! I cannot even talk about it but the feeling of love, support and harmony of Manchester is worth talking about. What amazing, uplifting and loving scenes has been shown by standing side by side and not condemning but showing true feelings of spirit and love that bring a community together, so overpowering and so memorable, what a wonderful community. THAT IS WORTH TALKING ABOUT, and my heart is with the families of those angels that are smiling down on us and feeling that love. God bless you all.

So in light of this, I wanted to share some warmth and colour with you today. Firstly the card I made for Mr Kim’s grandson. He’s a clever little lad and he is always wanting to learn, and sometimes when he visits and comes into my crafty heaven spot, he ask about what this or that does, and how does this work. I was a little lost as to what I could do for him, but this card was born from some scraps hanging around my work space.

KSC - Balloons May 17 (15)

I usually leave these bits on the top, so they annoy the hell out of me, and then I use them, it works, every time! That’s what happened here, I wanted to make a card but also to use these off cuts, as every time I look at them I don’t see waste I see frames! So that is how this card was born.

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I embossed a card with ink splats in white and used the distress inks over the top with a mix of colours to make a sheet of card to use for the balloons and sentiment. I then covered the balloons with glossy ink. I created the garden scene for the backdrop, and used the cute kitten as the focal point. Repeated on the inside without the frame.

Now, did I or did I not promise to show you pictures of what I would make with my new mixer? It hasn’t stopped since Friday bless it, but it is one mean bread and cake making machine, and I love it!

As you can see they don’t last long, and my will power is fading. I did have a roll but it was counted as a ‘syn’, and I had a small piece of upside down cake that has fresh pineapple, but I dare not touch the cappuccino cupcake!!!!

Anyway, got to dash, the ironing is calling and it is easier to do this at night when Mr Sunshine has taken his hat off and gone to bed!

Have a great week.


Kim x