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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

 

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Balloon Celebration

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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.

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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

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Pop Up Santa

Hello Crafters!

Hope you are enjoying the Sunday sunshine. I have been reading about the World Card Making Day and thought I need to share a card too.

This one was my first pop up and it happens to be a Christmas card. I haven’t yet bought any of the dies that make it so easy, so this was all worked out by yours truly, so it isn’t perfect but it is unique!

Now I started writing out how to make this, but to be honest, it is so complex the best thing I would say is, just have fun experimenting and finding your own way of how to put these things together. I didn’t find it hard, but it was time consuming and fun at the same time, as learning something new is always fun! Certainly made a few boobs along the way, but all are valuable lessons!

The best thing about this was putting together little ol’ Santa here. He was a real pleasure and must admit, made me have a giggle or two on a few stories I remember about Santa and the children! This die is from Marianne Designs – Eline’s Santa. Well worth having in your die stock, just a happy fella, and there are other put together creatures, that I will be investing in at some point.

The fence on this had me questioning if I had lost my marbles making it a bit complicated but it worked in the end. The mountains in the back were just randomly cut from brown card and distressed with Picket Fence and then a gel pen to mark some features, and I was really please with how it looked!

All in all, much experimenting and loads of fun.

Have a lovely crafty Sunday.

Hugs

Kim x