Beautiful Squares

Hello Crafters

Have you all been crafting this weekend? I had a great time Saturday as one bestest crafty buddy came round and we had a right good crafty session, made me feel like a new woman (I really don’t ask for much you know :))

If we hadn’t of had so many intellectual conversations, we may, just may, have got a little more done, but when you don’t get the chance to catch up often, a woman needs to do, what a woman needs to do, of which we did admirably! On Wednesday though you will see just how wonderfully we did as she will be my first ever guest, so I can’t wait to show what we accomplished, but for now a beautiful card to share with you.

The Anja’s Circle captured my attention a while ago, purely because it was so beautiful, and I particularly love the Anja range of dies, and also like lattice work, this die has both so of course I just couldn’t pass it by, one of those love at first site things (Seem to fall in love a lot y’know).

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It’s pure elegance alone makes what ever project you wish to use this for a sheer joy, and I complimented it with the Marianne Passe-Partout smallest oval die, and because of the way it is made, stencilling through the die gives it another dimension which we did with distress inks.Image result for marianne passe-partout die

Then stamped with a sentiment from Dovecraft Floral Muse. Mr Kim bought it for my Christmas present, and it fitted in nicely.

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My only beef again with these stamps are they really are squidgy, but I get round it by using the Misti to lightly stamp and keep inking it up and stamping until I get the depth of colour I need. Can’t complain though, as they are very reasonably priced.

Card we used was from Papermill direct and the glitter card was from (believe it or not) B & M Stores. Beautiful Ultra Fine glitter card, in 5 colours and the glitter does not come off! Really smooth feel too. Silver Mirra card from The Range, and you won’t find better value either for that card – 20 sheets for ¬£3.99 silver or gold.

Well that’s it today folks, enjoy the rest of your Sunday and have a wonderful week, but please pop in on Wednesday, you will love what I’ve got to share with you from my crafty friend!

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!

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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! ūüôā

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

Hugs

Kim x

 

 

A Little Trellis Work

Hello Crafters

Posting a bit late this week, am back into the land of scrapbooking, and housework! So so much crafting, so little time!!!

Today I’d like to share a card I made and sent to Malaysia, and the recipient loved it, so I can share it with you now.

I saw a card made with this die on pin interest, and just loved it straight away, just think it’s so pretty!

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Have a great week

Hugs

Kim x

It’s The Gingerbread Man!

Hello Crafters

Well I really didn’t want to post these cards already, particularly as the weather has been so hot, but I have been busy having fun with my grandsons, so haven’t had time to make this weekend, so I have had to dip into my ‘ready mades’ to share with you today.

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I wasn’t even looking to buy a christmas die when this just jumped up in my face screaming ‘BUY ME, BUY ME, BBBUUUYYY MMMEE’ and of course, that ol’ devil on my shoulder won again, and I did just that, but as an impulse buy, it is brilliant, and to top it off I went in The Range to buy some glue, and they happened to have an Xcut offer (Buy 2 for ¬£5) and I got the little gingerbread man, who whispered ‘Please give me¬†a home for Christmas’ and I didn’t want him to cry as he would go all soggy, and he fitted the scene perfectly!

To make the scene I used Nellie Snellen Fence, Cheery Lynn Gingerbread House, Xcut Gingerbread Man, Spellbinders Timeless Rectangles, Justrite Christmas Inner Thoughts stamp. The background is made with Stampin Up Softly Falling which I think is retired as I bought this in a sale at the beginning of the year, highlighted with Tumbled Glass Distress Ink and Stickles Crystal.

I used lots of different scraps of card to make the cuts fill with colour. The base card was from Papermill Direct¬†card. At the moment they have some beautiful new intensive colours and the quality is excellent. The ’25th Dec’ is made with chipboard and was painted with Artiste Paint in Metallic Antique Gold.

I had as much fun making this as I do looking at it, even though it is a Christmas Card, it was so worth sharing with you!

Hope you all have a wonderful bank holiday Monday.

Hugs

Kim x