Anchors Away!

Hello Crafters

How’s your week been? Well here it has been fast and furious but also quite a lovely one, so happy and contented doesn’t happen often, so we make the most! I spent a lovely Saturday with my friend, just a very luxurious coffee and lots of lovely chat, but it was like a week away on holiday! Just what the doctor ordered! It really is true that a change is as good as a rest! 🙂

This week I sort of had one of those ‘What happen to my crafting mojo?’ periods, where I so wanted to craft, but I swear someone run off with my creative brain! There was just an empty space, with dust flying around, makes me shudder just thinking about it, but it returned just in time for the weekend (might have been the fact that I spent a tinsey whincey bit if money on some crafting goodies, but it worked)….. so my was I pleased about that! I will show you that elation makes next week.

Today I can share the card I made for my brother a few weeks ago. I was really pleased with how it came out and he loved it!

I used Marianne Creatables Rope Die, Nellie Snellen Vintasia Anchor, Heartfelt Creations Everyday Heroes Die, Crafts Too Happy Birthday die, Spellbinders Classic Large and Small Die. Backing papers from The Range and base card from Papermill Direct.

I made the card base myself by scoring half way across the front of an A5 card, and semi-cutting a circular die on the right hand side, and then fold back the right hand side and glued. You may want to trim just a 2mm piece from the edge of the card to make sure it sits properly. I made the port-hole using large and small Spellbinders Circle dies. The decorative trim, was the Heartfelt Creations die, cut down so the decorative portion remained and glued top and bottom of port hole. The crowning glory for me though was the rope feature, which looked almost real and they die cut perfectly with little effort.

Excuse the photos, I grabbed t he pictures just before going to my brothers, so not as good as I would have liked.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Hugs

Kim x

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:

INGREDIENTS:

RECIPE:

  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

Hugs

Kim x