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Fairy Exploding Box

Hello Crafters

How has you’re weekend been so far? Well this weekend has felt like I’ve been on a cyber ride running along at 200 miles an hour, I’m positive it was Friday afternoon 5 mintues ago, so where it’s gone I do not know…..if you see a Friday evening whizz past, chased by Saturday and followed by a rapid Sunday, can you trip them up please and send them back!

It has been a lovely journey though, as Friday saw the arrival of my friend’s birthday, and I couldn’t wait to give her the very special gift I had prepared for her, not a card but a box, and you all know I love making my boxes. This one saw the start a while ago, when I made some wonderful columns out of ordinary white card, and done my best to make them look like ruins, which I am proud to say I think they do but that is for you to decide in a moment when I give you the Exploding Fairy Box.

Now this box took 7 dedicated hours of painting, colouring, stamping, distressing and building, and I enjoyed every single minute, being lost in the world of Fairy Folk! No ordinary Fairies, but tiny little fairies that require only a box to live in.

I made a base box, and the instructions for this can be found on my other blog post. Remember that each box I make is different depending on what height is needed to accommodate all of the pieces.

The majority of the images were Lawn Fawns Fairy Friends stamp and dies, Puffy Clouds die, Lawn Fawn Forest Border, Lawn Fawn Stitched Mountain Border Die, Mama Elephant Grassy Trio, Creative Expressions Trailing Ivy, Spellbinders Curved Square & Decorative Curved Square. I think that’s it! The columns were entirely made by me with no die just my imagination! (There is a brain in there somewhere lol!).

Saturday appeared and this was my once a year card glass with a lovely group of ladies from Great Wakering, and we spent a few hours together making cards, which really flew by, but it was a lovely day, and we even had some lovely new faces too! I am considering having an evening card sessions once a month at home to see if I could actually make this a regular thing, and help others learn new things, so I was inspired by these lovely ladies.

Sunday was Mr Kim’s birthday, and we went for a birthday meal at Toby, with a few family members, so that was great too. I was very good and didn’t have too many things I shouldn’t, but I think Mr Kim had a bit too much, but that is what birthdays are all about!

So all in all, a really lovely weekend with lots of lovely people! I am feeling truly blessed to know so many wonderful people 🙂

Here’s wishing you a happy week ahead.


Kim x

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Fun With Childrens Cards!

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Yes I have been having the greatest time playing with colouring and tiny die cutting! I truly have been completely taken by Lawn Fawn and Mama Elephant stamping and die cutting, and it is just so much FUN! Problem is I want them all and believe me there are a load to choose from.

Above is a set of stamps with matching dies called Little Bundle from Lawn Fawn, and the whole time I was playing with them, they just made me smile 🙂 The beauty of these are that you can not only do so much with them, but you don’t need a large die cutter either. I have a Bosskut, and it’s so quick and easy to use. You have all your parts cut out in no time. The colouring takes longer, but that’s fun because you are only held back by your imagination.

Here’s another version for a little boy:

I like this one more, as I made a sky background with this, and used parchment for clouds, so it looks a lot fuller and more picturesque. On both of these cards I have used Spectrum Noir Alcohol Pens and a clear Glitter pen, but you can’t see the sparkle in the pictures (try as I might to capture it). I also love the dies that make the scene, i.e. puffy clouds die, Grass die, etc and there are a few different brands to choose from My Favourite Things, Lawn Fawn, Mama Elephant to name a few, but they all do the same thing, you just have to have a look round and see what suits you.

Next I had a couple of birthdays for children coming up, so yet another excuse to play! Yesterday I made these two cards, and the Fairy Freinds card is a shaker card:

I must admit, the colouring took a while, but it was so worth it! My other half bought these for my birthday present and I have only just got the time to have a play, but I can assure you it won’t be the last! The inside of the card I have turned into a money slot with the aid of My Favourite Things Dienamics Card Grooves, originally to help hold gift cards, but it makes the perfect slot for money. The Gifting Fun stamps have useful sayings, and will really come in handy for Christmas too!

Here the Tiny Heroes are in action with their friends. All these scenes I have used Distress Inks to make the background colours. Here the greeting  stamp used was Paper Smooches Slang Gang.

All these dies or majority of them, come from UK – Seven Hills Crafts Store. They only sell American dies, but their service is next to none, and deliver very quickly. They seem to take note if you ask them to let you know when a die is back in stock, and order it in, so I highly recommend them.

I hope you enjoy all these little people, appearing all over your screens. If you like colouring, my guess is you will love these.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend.


Kim x

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A Little Fairy Magic!

Hello Crafters

Just a quick pop in today, been so busy, not had a chance to sit down and have a chat with you, so today I was determined to pop in with a little project I did a little while ago, so here goes!

Probably like most of you, I do love Clarity Stamps, and my favourites are the Word Chains and Wee Fairies. I also used Prickly Shrubs by Inkylicious, another favourite. So using these and Tim Holtz distress pads, I made the background with Dusty Concord, Chipped Sappire, Shaded Lilac and Wilted Violet. To give it that starry look, I simply spritzed with a fine spritzer and then blotted with paper towel, but try to use plain towel or it may leave the pattern on the paper. Unfortunately, you can’t see the sparkle, but I got the moon to look like this with Spectrum Noir Clear Sparkle Pen, it picked up a little of the black ink and then I moved it around and it created a grey hue which sparkles. I also sparkled the Fairy wings, birds, flowers and various other bits.

So turned out just as I pictured, and loved the stamping, it was one of those ‘creative days’ and I made others too, that I will share with you on another day.

That’s it for now, so take care and happy crafting.


Kim xxx