Scrap Cards

Evening folks.

Just stopping by with a quick project share for you.

I’m sharing a card I recently made, with the intention of using up some strips of white cardstock that I had milling around the place.

I also wanted to have a play with my newly purchased Opal Polish collection, from Cosmic Shimmer. The colours are beautiful, and the polish is a dream to work with. Just smooth over your white cardstock, and you have created opulent, pearlescent cardstock.

Here is what I made-:

I couldn’t resist placing the squares onto a black backdrop, but not before stamping onto them using silhouette style stamps from Hunkdory.

Love how it turned out.

Quick tip ** before stamping your image, lay squares face down and tape together using low tack tape. When you turn it over you can stamp your image/scene as usual, remove tape when finished. Piece squares back together on black cardstock, this will allow for the colours to really stand out.

Well that’s it for tonight’s post, hope you like my creation, and use of scraps!

Carry on crafting folks, see you next time xx

Embellishments Everywhere

Hi there peeps, hope your all well & getting to craft lots.

I have been playing around trying to make embellishments just lately, and I often struggle to break the style cycle. I love to play and create anything feminine and shabby chic ish. However as I have lots of small pieces of bright coloured cardstock, I wanted to try and create some fun embellishments for a change.

Please bare in mind that this was a major challenge for me, and as I snoop around the internet for inspiration I am in awe of the creations that so many crafters make.

Ok so I didn’t manage to stay with just bright and beautiful embellishments, but I am happy with what I have created. I pulled out some punches and dies and got to work, I used stamped and digital images that I already had in my scrap pile, such as the tiny camera and ticket, but these embellishments were all created from the offcuts of paper that we refuse to throw away.

I hope I have inspired you to try and create some embellishments for yourself, think of the extra cash you could be saving, by not buying them from the store.

On the plus side, you have used up a few more scraps, that would otherwise sit in a pile for months, before ending up in the bin.

Until next time….. Happy Crafting my friends xx

Sketch Cards

Evening folks, how you all doing today?

I’m great, exhausted but great:)) Been playing with the grandkids all day, and although they are only 7 month old, they really do keep you on your toes.

Now then, I haven’t really had much MOJO, in the crafting sense since Christmas, however I am getting back into the swing of things. One thing that I find helps are the numerous card sketches you can find online.

There are a number of companies provide them, such as -: My Favourite Things, Operation Write Home, Mojo Mondays, in fact if you just type “card sketch ideas” into your search engine, you will find more than enough samples for you to use.

Here are a couple of cards I made using a couple of sketch’s from Mojo Mondays.

I challenged myself to use some of my 6×6 papers, that I seem to be hoarding, along with a couple of images from Dreamees. You can find them here-: https://www.dreamees.org.uk/

Don’t you just love em! I am really happy with the results, and the sketches did what I wanted them to…. they broke my crafting block, and got me on the move again.

So if your stuck in a bit of a crafting rut, get online and find a sketch that appeals to your senses, I don’t think you will be disappointed.

For now, I will love you and leave you, crafty hugs Kim xx

Happy Elephants

Good morning world, I do hope everyone is well today :))

Todays card is a lovely bright and cheerful card, that would raise a smile on the darkest of days, in anyones life.

It’s colourful, which for this time of year is perfect, as winter is becoming tiresome, and people are longing for warmer spring days. Although the weather here in the UK, has been very pleasant for a few days now, so that’s good.

So heres todays creation, take a look and see what you think.

Honestly how adorable is this elephant?

This is a stamp from https://www.dreamees.org.uk/ and is part of a set called Spring Sweeties, (if memory serves correct).

I love the cute factor that the elephant image brings to this card, it really is quite a versatile stamp. Definitely going to be a favourite on kids cards.

The papers were from a paper pad I picked up from The Range, and only cost £4.00. I also used a scrap of Stampin Ups Melon Mambo to break up the busy papers. Black cardstock was used for my mats, as I find this gives it a real POP! It really makes the rainbow of colours stand out.

Hope you like it, now go create, be happy and have fun.

Happy Crafting, Kim xx

Dreamees Flowers

Hey all, how ya doin?

All good here, even getting time to do a bit of crafting, which is a total bonus, as I appear to have a whole host of stamps that I have been collecting, but haven’t found the time to use yet.

So here is today’s creation using images from a variety of sets from Dreamees. You can find them here-: https://www.dreamees.org.uk/

To colour the image, and to stamp the backgrounds, I have used sweet sugarplum ink from Stampin Up, along with Berry Burst cardstock for my mats, (also from Stampin Up). The pearls and ribbon were from my craft stash.

Quite a simplistic card, but beautiful non the less. I tried to keep it simple in design, as I didn’t want to create too much dimension, thus needing a box to post it in. ( postage costs can get out of hand quickly if your not careful).

I hope you like it, leave a comment and let me know what you think.

What are you creating today? Whatever it is remember to enjoy it. That is what crafting is about after all….. Enjoyment.

Until next time… do what makes you happy xx

3D Shadow Cards

Evening all, how y’all doing?

Lots going on in my personal life right now, so even my best attempts at blogging on a regular basis, have been so unsucessful, that’s it’s almost painful.

With that said, at least I am keeping up to my commitments with DT projects for The Cutting Cafe. This time round we were asked to showcase the new 3D shadow card template, found here-:

https://thecuttingcafe.typepad.com/the_cutting_cafe/3d-shadow-card/

I created this card using Stampin Up’s Pool Party cardstock for the base, as it matched my papers so well. I cut all the elements to create a shaker in the centre panel, and a tag that I had made and put away with the rest of my stash.

The file gives you all the components you need to create this style of card, so all thats left for you to do is the decorating.

Front cover using the tag I had in my stash
All elements to make this shaker are included in the file.

And here is the view of the top, showing the 3D area.

So there you have it… my DT project for The Cutting Cafe. Hope you like it, and don’t forget to visit the website-: https://thecuttingcafe.typepad.com/the_cutting_cafe/

Here you will find projects from other DT members, so there’s plenty to inspre you.

Until next time…. happy crafting xx

Valentines Inspiration

Good evening folks.

Just a quick post tonight with a wee bit of inspiration for your Valentines gifts.

I have used 6 files, yes you read correctly, 6 files from the cutting cafe to create these gorgeous gifts.

Now please don’t be mistaken, me and my OH don’t generally do anything special for Valentines, but this year I have made him a little something to say, ” get your butt in front of the TV”, so to speak. It’s always nice to watch a movie together.

Anyway here are the goodies I have made, and as I used a lot of files from The Cutting Cafe, I will add all the links at the end of the post.

The best way to get my hubby to watch a chic flick is with sweet offerings, hence the sugar content of this photo. (chuckling to self).

Now without further ado, here are the links to all the files I have used-:

fun with fry boxes https://thecuttingcafe.typepad.com/the_cutting_cafe/2014/11/fun-with-fry-boxes-template-and-cutting-files.html

I heart you word shaped card https://thecuttingcafe.typepad.com/the_cutting_cafe/i-heart-you-word-shaped-card/

Fun with lunch bags https://thecuttingcafe.typepad.com/the_cutting_cafe/2014/12/fun-with-lunch-bags-templates-and-cutting-files.html

Keep calm and say I love you printable set https://thecuttingcafe.typepad.com/the_cutting_cafe/2014/01/keep-calm-and-say-i-love-you-printable-set.html

Movie time fun set https://thecuttingcafe.typepad.com/the_cutting_cafe/movie-time-fun-set/

Bow tie with slit https://thecuttingcafe.typepad.com/the_cutting_cafe/2015/11/bow-tie-with-a-slit-template-and-cutting-file.html

Wow, what a long list! I do hope you visit The Cutting Cafe, as there are so many files to satisfy all your crafty needs. You could also check out the blog and see what the other design team members are creating for Valentines day :).

So until next time, do more of what makes you happy xx

DT Planner Project

Morning All, How are we all today?

It’s not quite as cold here this morning, but give it a chance and it will no doubt change.

The 21st of the month has come around pretty quick, don’t you think? You know what that means don’t you…. DT project time for The Cutting Cafe.https://thecuttingcafe.typepad.com/

Regina the shop owner requested we share our planners again, so heres a picture of some decorated pages in mine.

Now I know it’s not one of these amazing planners, with all the fancy pants extras inside it, such as pockets and embellishments, but for me it’s perfect.

As a newbie to planners, I am finding my way, and utilising stamps and punches that I have in my cornucopia of craft supplies. With an endless amount of inspiration on the internet, I decided that something pretty simple was sufficient for my needs, and this was the result.

The Cutting Cafe has a lot of add-ons to the basic planner, such as a food jounal, craft stash journal, pockets & more to add to your planners, so head on over to the shop and take it look…. It’s a real treasure trove. Here is the link to the planner I have used –https://thecuttingcafe.typepad.com/the_cutting_cafe/2019-planner/

While you’re there, check out the blog. Here you will find some amazing creations, and loads of inspiration from the rest of the design team. Such an eclectic mix of talented individuals :))).

Until next time…. Happy crafting xx

I’m At It Again

Good morning folks, How are we all today?

All is well on the homefront as always, and I’m slowly getting back into crafting after having what I call a mojo freeze!

You know that feeling when your mojo leaves you for a while, well mine got up and tooks a months holiday. Haha

Back into it now though, but with all the crafty goodies I have, both new and old, then it’s hard not to be inspired. So today I am sharing my latest haul from Dreamees.

All of this was in a project box, with the exception of 2 sets of stamps and the charms, (the charms were from Ebay). Such an amazing kit at an unbelievable price, but then I’d expect nothing less from The Dreamees team.

Now all that’s left to do is find enough time to play with all of my treasures:)). Hope you find enough time in your day for a little crafting, it’s good for the soul.

Talk again soon, but in the meantime…. do what makes you happy xx

Christmas Angels

Just a quick post as I wanted to share a few of the photos, taken over the holiday period.

Now this was our first Christmas as Grandparents, and we loved every minute of it.

From the wide eyed stares at all the twinkling lights, to those memorable photos that create a lifetime of happy memories.

Even the all important Christmas jammies that has been a long time tradition in our home. It truly was BLISS:)))

I mean come on!! I know I’m biased, but how adorable is this?

You can just imagine their 21st birthday party when we put this photo up (crying with laughter). The babies will hate us for it, but I love it.

Oh yes! Nana & Grandad did spoil them a little bit, but trust me when I say…. this is the ONLY car I will ever buy them.

Christmas was wonderful as you can tell, and all I can say is that this year was truly magical.

See ya soon… Kim xx