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

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

Something For The Boys!

Hello Crafters

Hope you all had a great start and that you’re all back in the swing of things! I had so much fun at home that I didn’t want to go back to work, so busy that I felt like one blink and the holiday was gone! Don’t know about anyone else but I live for my weekends, and I’ve only 12 more years to retirement, bring it on!!!!

As I was so busy, I only managed to craft for 2 days, so didn’t get much done as I wanted too, and I am busy scrapbooking my Mum’s memories for the family, and I truly didn’t realise how long it takes, so hats off to the scrapbooking community, you have my respect! So today I have an older card to share, and clean forgot about it until I just come across it.

This was made for Mr Kim’s son-in-law, he is a great miniature battle re-enact fan (I think that’s what he does), but I made a card for him in knowledge of his interest.

 

I was pleased with the way it came out, not much die cutting, just a few tags and and the cut out, was effective though. I love the Memory Box Open Studios Dies, this one is Distressed Baptisia, and I used Cosmic Shimmer Gilding Flakes – Red Blaze for the cut-out  background, tied in nicely with the theme. I then embossed the background with Spellbinders Garden Lattice Embossing Folder. These Tags from MFT – Stitched Fishtail Flags, I use them so often, a real must in my collection!

Well that’s it from me for now, must get back on the scrap booking wagon, got loads of albums to create and fill!

Have a great week.

Hugs

Kim x

A Little Something Different

Hello Crafters

Well this week apart from being a tiring one, has thrown me (I believe they call it) a curve ball, and it certainly made my imagination jump into action. I went into my local bank, and was chatting to the two lovely girls that were serving, and I mentioned that my hobby (or obession, whatever fits the bill!) was card making, and I explained some of the things I make, and one of them was exploding boxes, and as usual the response was, ‘What’s an exploding box?’

Luckily I haven’t removed pictures I had on my phone, so I showed them what I meant, and how I love to make them. Keeley, then stated how important cards were to her, and how difficult she found it to find really good cards that were right for the person she was looking to buy for. That really warmed my heart, as I thought that card sending was losing it’s charm these days, so to hear that some of our next generation were actually interested in sending good cards….well I was chuffed. Then she spoke about how hard it was to find certain types of cards for her friends, i.e. not pastel fluffy ones, but different darker coloured cards…. and ‘ping’ the brain kicked into gear (always a good  thing to know it still responds like that, you know), and I said, ‘You mean like a goth card?’, and they both looked at me and said that would be brill! So I gave my blog details to them and said have a look and see what you think.

At that point my other half didn’t get much say in the matter really, and the next minute I was dragging him round the range saying, ‘I have a great idea…….!’ Well too many pounds later, we are home and I am crafting away in my little room, with the other half saying, ‘She never said she wanted to buy one!’

So here we are….can you guess what I dived for? The thing that I associate with the Goth theme is the Gorjuss range, and here it is….

I am really pleased, that such a little conversation can make you jump up and evaluate a new exploration avenue.

Well Keeley, I hope you have a look and your pleased with this card, thank you for your inspiration!

Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Hugs

Kim x

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 🙂

Hugs

Kim x