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Perfectly Vintage!

Hello Crafters

Nobody would ever believe that we are suppose to be in the sunny season, but at least here in Southend, we didn’t get any of that nasty wet stuff we were suppose to get yesterday, and today I was out in the garden all morning, planting all the bedding plants and hanging baskets, and I must say they look a treat! Can’t wait for them to bush out and bloom, and I will put a picture on here when they do! πŸ™‚

Yesterday in amongst cooking and cleaning, and walking to the allottment plant sale with my little buddy, I did manage to make a couple of cards, but the first card I made, I am still not a hundred percent if I like it (oh yes, one of those sessions)!

Here it is, see what you think:

I stamped the lighthouse image and coloured it in, cut it out using Creative Expressions Tessa Frames & Tags, then make the background using the rope background card from Nautical Rose by The Range, mounted to navy blue card. Mount to white base card.

Inside I stamped onto white card Creative Expressions – Tessa’s Anchors Away stamp, with Majestic Blue Versafine Ink, then mount to silver edge navy card. Follow same as above to finish. Die cut the ship using Marianne Boats & Cars Die, once cut, leave the card in the die and colour the sails with Salty Ocean and Stormy Sky, the hull of the boat coloured with Brushed Corduroy Distress Inks.

So not happy with this, I put it away for another day, and started on the next one, and this one I was happy with. I do love the Vintage -Trio Stamps from Lily of The Valley, and they are fun to colour too.

One of the most useful dies I have bought has been these MFT Dienamics Stitched Fishtail Banners, and the Stitched Tags. I used lots of off cuts of card I had and just layered until I was happy. Great way to use up scraps, ‘cos we all know we can’t throw that piece of card away, as it will come in handy! Point Proved πŸ™‚ To finish I used Glossy accents on little bits of the coloured in image, think you can just see it.

Anyway, think you can say, that card is now done!

Well must dash, lots to do before bedtime, and then off to work we go, hi-ho hi-ho


Kim x


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Christmas Bauble

Hello Crafters

I hope you are all having a wonderful weekend, and I most certainly, had a creative one!

I am working on a couple of things right now, and I soooo want to share them with you, but I cannot spoil the surprise, but be assured as soon as I can, you will see them!

So, I am left with a little experiment I wanted to try…and yes….it is a christmas card. Don’t run away, it is so simple to do and I am sure you will like to have a go!

Xmas bauble

Told you it wasn’t that bad…..here’s how I made it.



  1. Stamp Bauble and greeting onto white card and allow to dry. Leave a large gap on the bottom of the greeting to add edging.
  2. Make a card base in silver card 18.7 cm x 13.3 cm
  3. Cut 2 no pieces of red card 18.3 cm x 12.8 cm.
  4. Cut 2 no pieces of white card 17.9 cm x 12.4 cm and emboss both with Winter Wonder A Side.
  5. Cut and emboss Festive Holly Dies.
  6. Matt and layer white embossed card onto red card twice. Adhere red ribbon around the base of the card with double sided tape. Use one for the inside.
  7. Using white flower soft, glue to the top and randomly down the card.
  8. Using the holly die cuts, colour the berry’s red. Fold the little leaves gentle in half to give depth. Then glue to the top of the card to form branch from either side overlapping. I snipped a couple of holly leaves off and attached to the branch end to hide the beginning of the die cut.
  9. Colour the bauble with silver and red. I cut mine out by hand, but if you have the die, cut and emboss. Mount onto foam pads at the point where the branches meet. Hot glue ribbon to the top.
  10. Using the sentiment, add an edge along the bottom with the edger punch. Punch the corners with the corner punch. Using the red pen, run along the edge all the way round the sentiment. Adhere to the front of the card with foam pads. Hot glue ribbon to sentiment.

Xmas bauble detail

I tried to show the snow flower soft, hope you can see it!

Well that’s it for now, but please pop back, I will hopefully be posting one of my bigger projects soon and look forward to seeing you then πŸ™‚

Hugs Kim x