Friday, April 11, 2014

Exploding Box

Just a quick posting today to show my "exploding box" card that I made for a friend's engagement.  The insert cards had different designs (along the lurrrrv theme of course!!lol) and some messages.  

They are really fun to make and I thank the Card Making Tips group on Facebook for their great inspirations!

Thanks for looking in!

Krafty Kim x


Here are a couple of pop up cards I made recently - hope you like them (Jenny?)!!

The boxes are made with double-sided card and embellishment flowers are die cuts and matching outline stickers fixed to card and cut out.  Some bird and butterfly acetate embellishments added to finish with a sentiment.

I love these cards because they produce an impact but fold flat for posting and so long as you don't overload with embellishments they cost the price of a standard card to send!!

Thanks for looking!

Krafty Kim x

Thursday, April 3, 2014

A Huge Tree felled and a couple of cards!

I know I haven't posted in a while - main reason is I have been making up for lost time while recuperating from my hip operation and now that I am nearing fitness again I have been out in the garden doing all the necessary Spring time jobs.  Monday the tree surgeon came along and took down a huge Monteray Pine in the front garden which had become far too big for its proximity to the cottage and after the winter storms and some large branches being blown down we decided it was time for her to go!!  Of course, large trees bring lots of branches and tons of wood so that has added to the workload somewhat this week!  Here are a few photos of the action!

Tree before: 

Being dismantled!:-

Done!  The trunk has been left by our request so that we can make a feature of it with climbing plants - clematis, rose, honeysuckle (well that's the plan anyway!!)

Here are a couple of cards I managed to make last week before it all became very busy.  They are both using papers from Making Cards magazine - the special edition Say It with Flowers and the latest edition with the dogs.  I thought they were cute and made good alternative "male" cards (always happy to find some solutions to the male card conundrum!!

Another reason I am not a prolific blogger (yet!) is that I have the feeling that nobody is reading them!!  So make a girl happy and at least write a brief comment below to let me know you have dropped by and maybe "Follow me" if you would like to see more and give me the inspiration to carry on!?? 

Thanks for looking in!

Krafty Kim xx