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

 

 

 

Balloon Celebration

Hello Crafters

Well my oh my hasn’t Mr Sunshine been parading around this week! Hope he’s made you feel full of warmth, because we needed something to make us feel good after this weeks awful events. I was lost for words that anyone, could carry out something so heinous as this and given that this brutal act is being paraded as an act of religion, just defies all logic! I cannot even talk about it but the feeling of love, support and harmony of Manchester is worth talking about. What amazing, uplifting and loving scenes has been shown by standing side by side and not condemning but showing true feelings of spirit and love that bring a community together, so overpowering and so memorable, what a wonderful community. THAT IS WORTH TALKING ABOUT, and my heart is with the families of those angels that are smiling down on us and feeling that love. God bless you all.

So in light of this, I wanted to share some warmth and colour with you today. Firstly the card I made for Mr Kim’s grandson. He’s a clever little lad and he is always wanting to learn, and sometimes when he visits and comes into my crafty heaven spot, he ask about what this or that does, and how does this work. I was a little lost as to what I could do for him, but this card was born from some scraps hanging around my work space.

KSC - Balloons May 17 (15)

I usually leave these bits on the top, so they annoy the hell out of me, and then I use them, it works, every time! That’s what happened here, I wanted to make a card but also to use these off cuts, as every time I look at them I don’t see waste I see frames! So that is how this card was born.

Items used:

I embossed a card with ink splats in white and used the distress inks over the top with a mix of colours to make a sheet of card to use for the balloons and sentiment. I then covered the balloons with glossy ink. I created the garden scene for the backdrop, and used the cute kitten as the focal point. Repeated on the inside without the frame.

Now, did I or did I not promise to show you pictures of what I would make with my new mixer? It hasn’t stopped since Friday bless it, but it is one mean bread and cake making machine, and I love it!

As you can see they don’t last long, and my will power is fading. I did have a roll but it was counted as a ‘syn’, and I had a small piece of upside down cake that has fresh pineapple, but I dare not touch the cappuccino cupcake!!!!

Anyway, got to dash, the ironing is calling and it is easier to do this at night when Mr Sunshine has taken his hat off and gone to bed!

Have a great week.

Hugs

Kim x