Sleeping Unicorn

Hi all :))

Just a quick post to showcase this weeks project for The Cutting Cafe.

This week we could work with any file we wanted, so I used the Mask template, available here-: https://thecuttingcafe.typepad.com/the_cutting_cafe/mask-template/

Here is how the file cut out from card, before I used it as a pattern for a sleep mask.

Now here it is after I worked a bit of magic, and added a hint of imagination to it.

Don’t you just love it? I do, it’s so cute!! Not to mention perfect for those days when you have migraine and the light hurts your eyes. Believe me when I say, that this is going to be very useful.

The fabric used was a satin lining fabric, (cheap as chips), with a double layer of fusible fleece for the lining. A little handstitching for the eyes, along with handmade flowers, makes it pretty sweet if I do say so myself.

Although if I should make another like this, I would probably buy some strung sequins to add on, instead of hand sewing them individually. I had almost finished the row before I got to grips with them.

Well I hope you like todays project. I think it shows that The Cutting Cafe files really are versatile, and not limited to papercrafts. Now head on over to the website and check out the rest of the design teams projects.

I’m sure you will be inspired, so until next time…. Happy crafting xx.

Scrapbooking Anyone

I recently started to TRY and scrapbook some of my many photos, that are stored on my phone and laptop. This is not an easy task when you have an husband who always seems to have his camera at the ready.

In fact, while I only had a few hundred stored on my phone, my husband had around 1300!! WOW, how has he taken so many pictures? And guess what? That’s only the ones of our 2 grand children, who are only 9 month old. Imagine how many more we will have by the time they are 1 year old.

So here are a few pages I have put together, to at least make a start on storing those memories in a more accessible way.

I think they look pretty good, especially as I don’t class myself as a scrap booker, but I do think it’s a lovely way to store your memories. Plus I like to add a piece of hand written journalling, with information about the photos. One day I might not be able to remember, or I won’t be here to tell the story behind the picture.

In all honesty, who ever gets their laptop or phones out to look at photos they have taken? It’s so much nicer to look at photos in an album, and read a little piece of journalling about that day, that memory.

So that’s what I have been up to, what crafty things are you making up at the moment? Whatever you are doing at present, have a fabulous day:)

Kim xx

Easter Project

Hey all, how are we doing?

Just a quick post today, with my project for The Cutting Cafe.

On the 7th & 21st of every month, the design team create projects using specific files from the online shop. This time round we were asked to use any Easter cutting files, so I chose the round easter basket, and the skinny tube bunny box. Below is a link to both files-:

https://thecuttingcafe.typepad.com/the_cutting_cafe/2015/03/skinny-tube-bunny-box-template-and-cutting-file.html.https://thecuttingcafe.typepad.com/the_cutting_cafe/2015/03/round-easter-basket-set-template-and-cutting-file.html

The Easter card was made using a sentiment from the Easter Greeting Inside & Out set, and here is the link-: https://thecuttingcafe.typepad.com/the_cutting_cafe/2010/02/happy-easter-inside-and-out-greetingsprintable-stamps.html.

Perfect to fill with a chocolate egg and other easter treats, however I can’t guarantee that this basket of goodies will last that long:))

Now pop on over to The Cutting Cafe, and check out the amazing files that are on offer. You can view projects from other design team members, and you could even be in with a chance to win some free files!

So what are you waiting for? Head on over there today.

Well that’s all for now, so until I blog again…. Happy Crafting folks xx

Scrapbook Cuties

Hey there,

It’s time for another Design Team project for The Cutting Cafe.

On this occassion, Regina the shops owner, asked us to use the file – 2019 folded calender available here-: https://thecuttingcafe.typepad.com/the_cutting_cafe/2019/02/2019-folded-calendar-printable-and-cutting-file.html

We could use it in any way, so I used it on a scrapbook page, and here it is-:

I couldn’t resist using these pictures of my grand babies at Christmas, and what a perfect way to incorporate the December calender page.

Now don’t forget to head on over to The Cutting Cafe blog, and see all of the Design Teams projects, there is always fabulous projects and loads of inspiration on offer, not to mention the chance to win free files each month.

Ta ta for now and happy crafting xx

Art Boards

Morning all, hows it going?

I thought I would share another Art Board creation with you, just to show how easy they are to use.

As they are made from MDF, you can paint them or even stick your paper directly onto them, the choice is yours. They are also a great alternative to sending cards.

This is the result of me having a little me time-:

Hope you like it:)

See you next time folks and happy crafting xx

Winner Winner

Good Morning peeps:)

A few week ago I watched a Facebook live with The Dreamees. They do one every week, and whatever they create during the live, they then give away, via a draw the following day.

Guess who’s name was pulled out of the cup…… MINE 🙂

Here is what was made using a small art board:-

It was lovely to receive Hapy Mail for a change. What have you been creating lately? I hope you have been enjoying it whatever they are.

Happy Crafting folks xx

Mothers Day Gifts

Morning world,

Kim here, just dropping by to see what you are all up to?

I have been making some smelly things again… lovely smelling things that is! With Mothers Day at the end of March in the UK, I thought I would make up a few batches of bath bombs, in the hope of selling them as a gift.

I still have 7 large champagne glasses, from when I supplied a shop with products, and thought it was high time I put them to use.

This is what they look like, sorry about the reflection, this is one photo that would of been better taken in the evening I think.

Anyhoo. I made around 100 bath bombs in 8 fragrances, so needless to say I have a few for my bathroom too.

The large bath bombs are individually wrapped, and the glass holds 8 bath bombs, so 1 of each fragrance. The small ones are simply to fill in the gaps.

I’m sure there are some mums out there who would love a gift like this, I know getting a relaxing bath without interuption is a gift in itself, but add a bath bomb into the mix and what’s not to love:)

Until next time… Happy Crafting xx

Land of Soap & Glory

Hey there, how you all been?

I have been a little side tracked from my usual crafting, but crafting non the less. Instead of making papercrafts, I have been restocking my soap supply.

I realised I was very low on my homemade soap, down to the last bar in fact, that I had to crack on and get creative. This meant that I would have to actually buy soap… from the shop!! Something I have made for the last 9 years, I was actually going to have to buy:((

Oh well needs must. I soon got my butt in gear and made 10 whole soap loaves, giving me 120 bars. Don’t think I will run out in a hurry, now to wait at least 4 weeks for it to cure properly.

Here are the loaves that I made…

When cut up these loaves will be set in a cupboard to cure for at least a moth before use, basically the extra moisture in them will dry out, making them a harder bar, that doesn’t disintegrate in the tub.

On another note, the kitchen smelt heavenly for a few days, and not because of cakes been baked :)).

Until next time…Carry on crafting folks xx

Mixed Media

Hi Guys :))

Well, today I will share something I made for a swap, in the Dreamees, facebook group. When you join their swaps, you have to create either a card, or alter one of their MDF pieces.

I decided to use one of the artboards that you can buy on their website-:https://www.dreamees.org.uk/

Wanting to get out of my comfort zone, I decided to try a little vintage/mixed media kind of look, so used black, sepia and copper colours, to try to create what I was envisioning.


What do you think? I’m quite happy with it, although my photography skills need work, as you cannot see the copper paint that was dry brushed over it.

Leave a comment and let me know what you think. I would love to hear from you.

Happy crafting folks xx

Popcorn Anyone

It’s almost the 7th of the month and you know what that means….. Design Team project!

Yes every month on the 7th and 21st, I create something, using files from The Cutting Cafe. These files come in a variety of formats, including PDF and SVG, so even if you have no cutting machine, you can just print and cut, that’s where I started.

Anyhoo, this month Regina, (the owner) asked us to use the popcorn box for our project. Soooo here is my offering this time, I hope you like it.

Popcorn box template-: https://thecuttingcafe.typepad.com/the_cutting_cafe/popcorn-box-template/

March is the month of Mothers Day here in the UK, so I have created a small gift and card for the occassion. I also used the Push Pop Container available here-: https://thecuttingcafe.typepad.com/the_cutting_cafe/push-pop-container/ & the Sucker Treat Cups files here-: https://thecuttingcafe.typepad.com/the_cutting_cafe/sucker-treat-cups/

The popcorn box was stamped using painted harvest stamp set from Stampin Up, and the card was made using stamps and dies from Dreamees.

Dreamees products-: https://www.dreamees.org.uk/

Now as my own mum is no longer with us, I have decided to make another identical gift like this, to give to my daughter and daughter-in-law this mothers day, it is their first after all. :))

Well thats all for now, & don’t forget to head on over to The Cutting Cafe Blog, or visit the online store. I’m sure you will find something to tickle those crafty tastebuds.

Ta Ta for now xx