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Absence Makes The Heart Grow Fonder

Hello Crafters

Well where do I start! Firstly let me say hello to my new followers, it never ceases to amaze me that you want to share my craft, and that so keeps me going! So a big hello and welcome, and normally I will blog weekly, just things have been a tad fast and furious and hectic.

To my loyal followers who may have thought that I have fallen of the planet (although sometimes I would like to step off for a few hours and stop spinning!), I am so grateful that you still pop in from time to time, and you are all never far from my thoughts, and mean an awful lot when the world gets too demanding, so thank you, and it is very true, that absence does indeed make the heart grow fonder…..

Now, have I been crafting?…….Oh yes I have!

What have I got for you?……so much I have forgotten what I haven’t shared!

So I will start with something that posed a challenge, and all because the lady loved yellow and blue!!!!

My previous post about an anniversary card I made for a lovely lady at my Slimming World group, asked me if I would make a wedding anniversary card for her daughter for her husbands first anniversary (so sweet the 1st one!), and I was more than willing to do that. So I gathered a little info and details and all these ideas were whizzing around in my head, when she said ” Could you make it with Yellow and Blue as it was my daughters wedding colours”……”Of course I said.” Now at that point someone just came along when I wasn’t looking and switched the ideas light off, I don’t know where it went or who did it, which little monkey came along and stole my thoughts! ONE WHOLE WEEK LATER, I was still walking around with a blank black hole, where there was once signs of life! Scared the hell out of me I can tell you, I was giving myself all sort of tellings off (technically known as kicking my own butt!) until one afternoon, I simply shouted (to myself in my head not out loud or I would have been arrested) STOP! STOP! STOP! Well low and behold I did see the light 🙂

I was trying so card thinking about Yellow & Blue I couldn’t get past it to design the card, so with a really good kicked butt bruised with yellow and blue it is, I just designed in about half an hour 8 cards (yes you did read right) without the colour in my head, and it just flowed! Once I got home, I drew up all these ideas in draught and then chose one, and finally THEN I added the colour!!!

Isn’t it amazing how something so tiny can get in the way, so my wonderful crafty folks, remember if the mind goes a wandering, think black and white 🙂

Here is the Wedding Anniversary card, and chuffed doesn’t describe how I felt when it was finished I can tell you!



Well there you have it my crafty friends, I wish you all a wonderful week filled with magical ideas.

Oh and I just want to let you know I managed to get my 3 Stone Slimming World Award whilst I was absent…..just thought I’d share.


Kim x

4 thoughts on “Absence Makes The Heart Grow Fonder

  1. Hi Kim. Huge congrats on the 3 stone award. Wow! That is fantastic. So pleased for you. Gorgeous card. Beautifully created as always. Isn’t it a nightmare when you mind goes blank. I find looking at magazines or picture books upside down seems to shift the block. Well…sometimes anyway!! lol! By the way I think Cobs “stole it”! ha ha…..Got the giggles now. It really is lovely to have you back posting.
    Have a wonderful weekend.
    Hugs Flo x

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    1. Ha Ha, maybe Cobs did! Thank you for your comments, I always think to look on pinterest and forget all those magazines I got, so thank you, great tip! I will endeavour to post weekly, just never enough hours is there!!! Hugs x


  2. Welcome home, and well done on the card. I know how your mojo can suddenly take a holiday when you’re supposed to be making for someone else, so I can relate.

    Sending you good wishes for the chaos to end soon. ~ Cobs. x

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