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