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Absence Makes The Heart Grow Fonder

Hello Crafters

Well where do I start! Firstly let me say hello to my new followers, it never ceases to amaze me that you want to share my craft, and that so keeps me going! So a big hello and welcome, and normally I will blog weekly, just things have been a tad fast and furious and hectic.

To my loyal followers who may have thought that I have fallen of the planet (although sometimes I would like to step off for a few hours and stop spinning!), I am so grateful that you still pop in from time to time, and you are all never far from my thoughts, and mean an awful lot when the world gets too demanding, so thank you, and it is very true, that absence does indeed make the heart grow fonder…..

Now, have I been crafting?…….Oh yes I have!

What have I got for you?……so much I have forgotten what I haven’t shared!

So I will start with something that posed a challenge, and all because the lady loved yellow and blue!!!!

My previous post about an anniversary card I made for a lovely lady at my Slimming World group, asked me if I would make a wedding anniversary card for her daughter for her husbands first anniversary (so sweet the 1st one!), and I was more than willing to do that. So I gathered a little info and details and all these ideas were whizzing around in my head, when she said ” Could you make it with Yellow and Blue as it was my daughters wedding colours”……”Of course I said.” Now at that point someone just came along when I wasn’t looking and switched the ideas light off, I don’t know where it went or who did it, which little monkey came along and stole my thoughts! ONE WHOLE WEEK LATER, I was still walking around with a blank black hole, where there was once signs of life! Scared the hell out of me I can tell you, I was giving myself all sort of tellings off (technically known as kicking my own butt!) until one afternoon, I simply shouted (to myself in my head not out loud or I would have been arrested) STOP! STOP! STOP! Well low and behold I did see the light 🙂

I was trying so card thinking about Yellow & Blue I couldn’t get past it to design the card, so with a really good kicked butt bruised with yellow and blue it is, I just designed in about half an hour 8 cards (yes you did read right) without the colour in my head, and it just flowed! Once I got home, I drew up all these ideas in draught and then chose one, and finally THEN I added the colour!!!

Isn’t it amazing how something so tiny can get in the way, so my wonderful crafty folks, remember if the mind goes a wandering, think black and white 🙂

Here is the Wedding Anniversary card, and chuffed doesn’t describe how I felt when it was finished I can tell you!



Well there you have it my crafty friends, I wish you all a wonderful week filled with magical ideas.

Oh and I just want to let you know I managed to get my 3 Stone Slimming World Award whilst I was absent…..just thought I’d share.


Kim x

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Gearing Up!

Hello Crafters

Hope the little bit of warm weather has made us all feel a bit brighter, and although Mr Frosty is trying hard to creep back in, ignore him the next few days, Mr Rain also wants to make an appearance but I just think the flowers need to be watered and it’s much easier to do it all at once instead of separately!

I’m a little late this week, just didn’t seem to stop all weekend, and I am still trying to scrapbook, and I am getting there and can’t wait to share it with you, so working my little fingers to the bone to hopefully proudly display this work of art……

For now though I have made a card, which was conjured up whilst I slumbered, and was woken up with the idea and had an overwhelming urge (don’t get them much these days), to bolt into the card room and as they say ‘Get It Down‘. Weird how my brain actually thought about everything, who says we don’t dream in colour!

I must admit I do like this abstract style of card, and the theme running in my head was metal colours hence the blue grey look.

Items Used:

The paper is 160 gsm so wasn’t very thick, but I used 2mm foam tape on the outside and inside edge of the frame which made it nice and solid.

I was so pleased with the finished item, as it was better than what I had in my mind’s eye. Still wondering what I was thinking about to wake up with this image…..maybe I was a mechanical engineer in my last life!

Happy crafting


Kim x