Long Time No See…

Hello Crafters

Surprise! I am finally here, and no, I wasn’t abducted by aliens, although I swear I was so busy I almost caught my self coming backwards!

We have been busy decorating and repairing and getting everything ready to sell, and finally, the pictures have been taken, and hopefully (fingers crossed), we shall be onwards and upwards to sell our property.  We have found one too, whilst we were “down south” last week, so just hoping that we can sell this before the other one goes.

Now have I been crafting? Well I have, just not had a minute to share. Have been popping into your blogs from time to time too, just no time to say hello, and do you know, I can’t even remember what I have shared and what not! This ol’ girl is getting forgetful in her old age 🙂 However, this I can share with you as my friend in Canada has now received it.

I wanted to send something floral but not bulky, so I decided on a pop up box, and this was made using Lawn Fawns latest.

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It’s a shame the pictures dont do it justice, as the card I used was glittered, like rainbow coloured, but I just couldn’t capture it, probably as the flowers were too small, but it did look very striking when it was finished, and of course fitted in a standard A5 envelope all lovely and flat to post.

Well that’s it for now, and will try to be back again but we now have the happy task of showing people around and trying to pack up what we can live without, so still busy, and like I keep saying, work gets in the way…….

Have a lovely week, see you soon

Hugs

Kim x

PS Thank you for still visiting me, and a warm welcome to my new followers, it’s great to have you visit and look forward to more 🙂

 

Floral Birthday

Hello Crafters

Well didn’t it turn out nice this weekend. I was at a charity event yesterday held once a year, and it was formed by my nephew’s best friend and my brother and his wife when they lost Aaron in Afghanistan in 2009. It’s called the Aaron Lewis Foundation and each year they hold their major event to raise funds for various charities supported. This year they presented a young disabled lad with his own sports wheel chair, and it didn’t take him but 5 minutes before he was racing around all over the place with a massive smile on his face. Wonderful to see! My job was to take the orders on the burger stall and this year it was busier than ever, so busy I couldn’t even get to take a bite out of my lunch! Started around 10.30 and finished about 9ish but although exhausting it is rewarding knowing how much it all helps, and the atmosphere this year was really upbeat, with even more teams joining for the annual rugby matches, amazing effort by everyone, and it was a brilliant day!

One of the ladies, Aaron’s cousin’s wife, had her birthday on this day too, so today I have the card to share with you, I also made a little gift box but didn’t take any photos.

Items Used:

  • Card Base 13 x 10 1/2 mm, Box Base – 13 1/2 x 11
  • Creative Expressions – Mauritus
  • Spellbinders – Labels 47Sentiments One
  • Unknown Brand – Tiny Bows
  • Distress Ink – Tattered Rose

The Mauritius die is so versatile and beautiful as you can see that you can use it to create the decorative topper or just as a decorative insert. Although this is a UK A6 die, it is so  pretty and really eye catching.

Thank you for popping by, and I hope you all have a wonderful week.

Hugs

Kim x

 

 

 

Mexican Skull Card

Hello Crafters

Well it truly has been a busy week, one of which I am glad to forget but, I have had a few hours where I got lost in creativity to lift my mood and I loved the results, and I am so glad to be able to share this one with you today.

Mr Kim’s daughter-in-law has her birthday today, and hopefully she has received this card by now as she loves Mexican Skulls and I saw the die whilst I was shopping in The Range and couldn’t resist! However I did need a good reason to purchase those stitched flowers and I think this is as good a reason as any!

What is a Mexican Skull?

Calavera (Spanish) – The term is most often applied to decorative or edible skulls made (usually by hand) from either sugar (called Alfeñiques) or clay which are used in the Mexican celebration of the Day of the Dead (Día de los Muertos) and the Roman Catholic holiday All Souls’ Day

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I was thinking about this for days before I made it, and I woke up with this imagine for the card, and it flew together.

Hope you all have a lovely weekend, and please remember your sun screen, it looks like it will be a scorcher 🙂

Hugs

Kim x