Monday, 19 May 2014

Monday Morning on the Harbour Boulevard

Good Morning to all my lovely friends

Have you all had a fab sunny weekend? I hope so.  Doesn't it make you feel so much brighter when the sun has his hat on.

As you all know I haven't done and awful amount of crafting recently due to the op and last month I missed my Craftwork cards posting so I have made two little projects this month using their lovely Harbour Boulevard collection of papers, I didn't have any of the matching flowers etc so I used a punch and punched out lots of 6 petal flowers and inked the edges of them all and made lots of roses and rose buds and of course out come the hessian again, you all know how much I love it now haha.

Here is the box I made first.

 The box is 5 and half square.

 Close up of the tags and my flowers , although you can't see all the sparkly glitter all over them here.
Of course this is the inside. Could you all do me a huge favour and pop over to the Craftwork cards blog and leave me some love on my post there too as I haven't been on for a while I might have been forgotten ( thank you so much) Here is the link. Craftwork Cards blog.

I  also made a little 5X7 card , I am really liking that size at the moment.

My camera washed out the gorgeous blue here a bit but I took quite a few and you get my drift with it anyway. haha The little tag says "destination".

 I laid it down here so you can see some of the detail, like the right hand beach house that I raised up on foam, although again it didn't pick up the glitter along under all the beach huts.



This is the inside , For Craftwork cards I make full cards so I got to decorate the inside of this one lol.

Here's a money morning question, who buys stick pins to use in bows or on projects or who makes their own? do you like them etc , I have been busy making some and wondered who else does? and whether anyone would like to see them in giveaways? Just one of those thoughts.

Anyway don't forget to pop over to Craftwork and leave me a comment too if you have time and I will see you all very soon.

Big crafty hugs to all you lovely ladies

Kim 
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36 comments:

  1. Hello Kim, what a great card and box, love the bits of hessian. I have the pins, and I have tons of beads, but have not made any yet despite Sue's inspiration, would love to see some of yours, and who knows I may get lucky in a giveaway. Bx

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    1. Hi Bridget
      I love hessian too lately I really love the natural muslins and cheesecloth type linens in crafting.I am sure you will get lucky .
      Thanks for being here
      Kim xx

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  2. Hi Kim, Awesome I Truly Love The Fabulous Colours and The Fantastic Textures you use with The Hessian etc , I Love the Handmade Flowers, I recently purchased some of the plain Stick Pins From Creative Expression to try and make my own I'm trying to find somewhere to purchase pretty Beads and the accessories needed, I have purchased some Stick Pins Before That Had Been Made (don't get me wrong very nice indeed but they are £1 each plus postage and packaging) I did notice some on your Card the other day did you make these!
    Take Great Care Kim
    Love and Hugs
    From Sam x

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    1. Hi Sam
      Yes I made the stick pins , my daughter and I used to make a lot of jewellery to help take her mind off exams when she was doing her gcse's but then the alevels came and went and then the degree lol now she likes me making things for her but rarely has time to do anything, she does however draw , keep it in the family hey.
      thanks for chatting
      Kim xx

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  3. Morning Kim, A stunning box and card, very nautical, really really beautiful.
    I have bought stick pins from CE in the past, and I've also bought some of the 'blanks' recently, but as yet haven't tried making any of my own. Ohhhhh !! would love to see some of yours, and that would be a 'yummy' giveaway.
    I'm on my way over to Craftwork Cards now.
    Have a lovely day, sun is shining again here, it really lifts the spirits.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

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    1. hi Patricia , ahh thanks so much, yes and a front and inside of a card too haha. The sun does make you feel better even if you cant get out there, my grass is around 3ft now gosh nitemare haha.
      Thanks so much for leaving your comment over at Craftwork cards, I do appreciate it. Hugs
      Kim xx

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  4. Lovely box & card Kim, loving all the nautical themed stamps, papers etc that are around at the moment. I have used stick pins & would love to see some that you have made. Popping over to craft work cards blog to leave a comment for you now!
    Amy x

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    1. Hi Amy
      yes I loved the subtle colours really made me want to go away. Thankyou for popping over to leave comments bless you. Thanks so much. I will have a stick pin and flower day I think later this week . I know you will like it hehe
      Hugs Kim xx

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  5. Hi Kim. What a lovely card and box. They are both so pretty. I love the flowers that you made : ) Yes, I would love to see more of your pretty pins please. I will pop over to the Craftwork Cards site now. It is so good to have you back sharing your goodies with us. Thank you : )

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    1. Hi Mrs B
      Ahhh thank you, I really love making flowers , I regularly spent whole evenings on just that to build up the collection.thanks for leaving comments over the road too, I appreciate that, Thank you , it is so good to be here with you lovely ladies too, i really did miss you all.
      Hugs
      Kim xx

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  6. Hello Kim
    Love the flowers on the Hessian and the coloured papers
    Glad the sun is out to help you feel better too!
    Take Care
    love Marg

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    1. Ho Marg
      Thank you for stopping by and you are right , the sun can keep his hat on for a while yet if he likes haha.
      Hugs
      Kim xx

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  7. Morning Kim
    Love the colours and great idea's to help us novice crafters. I have been to the Craftworks Cards site. Looking forward to seeing your stick pins.
    Hugs
    Carol x

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    1. HI Carol my dear.
      Thank you so much for popping in over the road and I will show some stick pins later this week, I will take a picture of the punch and email it to you carol just remind me if I forget it did a good job of cutting the flowers out and I cut between 4 and 8 per flower,
      big hugs
      Kim xxx

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  8. Hi Kim
    Would love to see which punch you use for these flowers they are beautifully made
    Hugs
    Carol x

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    1. As above my dear I will send a piccy xx

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  9. Love the cards kim the beach huts fab!!!i have just started to use the pins in my bows had some a while but like them now thank you kim hope your ok and not doing too much love June xxxxxxxxxxxx

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    1. Hi June
      ah bless you thank you for caring so much, i did miss you all. I feel like some days are a bit much but im still home for a couple of weeks to catch up so i try to rest too but thanks for your concern as always lovely lady.
      Hugs
      Kim xxx

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  10. Hi Kim, love the "recycled" choc box! Also love the card.

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    1. Hi Beryl
      Yeah t was a similar size the that flat boes Craftwork once did and i loved those alot Mandy and I soon polished off thoses for sure. haha
      Hugs KIM xx

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  11. Hi Kim,
    What a super card, it certainly conveys the "seaside" feeling.
    Like June says, don't overdo it - I know the temptation to do so is there but resist.
    Would certainly like to see pins in giveaways.......
    Hugs, Rose

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    1. HI Rose
      I Defnitely am trying not to over do it, I just want to be back to myself you know.Stick pins later in the week woo hoo.
      See you soon
      Hugs
      Kim xx

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  12. These Craftwork Card designs with the seaside theme are lovely, and I love your take on it with the bird on the twine and the lovely flowers. The inside is gorgeous too. I love the look of the stick pins but unfortunately as the majority of my cards are posted to people I have to steer clear of anything to lumpy on a card which is irritating but postage is so expensive these days. x

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    1. Hi Pat
      Nice to see you
      I totalluy agree about postage, alot of the companies I make things for want all the items at the end of the month and sometimes that costs bewteen 10 and 20 pound and I think thats robbery really.. Well you will just have to have them to look at and not post then wont you hehe,
      Thanks again
      Kim xx

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  13. Love these craftwork papers and was very tempted by them. Your card is lovely. I like to see the decorated inners too! Love the flowers, too. Think we might need a tutorial??!! Thank you, Jan

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    1. Hi Jan
      Thanks so much , I rarely get chance to do the inside of cards now but its nice when I do here and there. I will at it to my list for tutorials Jan, do you live anywhere near to Kettering, I am gonna do some demo days there in a while and I really would love to meet as many of you guys as I can.
      Thank you for being here
      Kim xx

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  14. Love these Kim -lovely papers and you have made such a sweet box and card -hessian is perfect !
    Heading over to the blog now-great to have you back,
    XxxxRuth

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    1. Hi Ruth
      Ahh thank you so much for going to comment and for your kind words,, I really did miss you guys so much.
      Big hug
      Kim xx

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  15. Two gorgeous projects. It is so good to see your creations. Hugs Jackie

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    1. Hi Jackie
      Good to see you , thank you Jackie I appreciate your kindness
      Hugs
      Kim xx

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  16. Great projects you have made Kim, I just left you a comment over on Craftwork Cards. I recently bought this paperpad but haven't had chance to use it yet so thanks for the inspiration. I've never used stick pins but would certainly give them a go at some time in the future.

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    1. Hi Stephanie
      Thank you for going to comment I appreciate that, Its a fab little paper pad thats for sure, so pretty in its mutted tones, I love how it could be so shabby chique with a little distressing.
      Hugs
      Kim xx

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  17. Lovely card and box I've never used stick pins but would love to and would love to make my own but don't know where to start! For example what beads/size what glue without making it look "globby" ( I think I've made that word up! So I hope you know what I mean!) need a tutorial either by you or Sue

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    1. Hi karen
      Globby lol your funny, it sounds like the sort of thing i do haha.
      I will do a turorial on them if you like and the glues to use etc, Later this week if I can ,
      Hugs
      Kim xx

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  18. Hiya Kim and all.
    Yep, your back, and full steam ahead by the looks at things. Im now up to speed, and this card is clean and fresh looking. Its really sweet Kim. With holidays for some just round the corner, this selection is spot on. Its been great to see you home again after so long away, but as usual you have been worth the wait.
    Id love to have stick pins attatched to my extra special cards, but with my fingers.I know they would be too fiddley for me and cause more frustration for me than pleasure ! But Im sad I cant make and use them, but I do look forward to seeing what Sue has made up for her cards.
    Ok, hubby needs feeding. So I'll wish you a happy relaxing Wednesday evening and look forward to seeing your next card.

    Hugs to you Kimmie and to all Kimettes.
    Lancashire Steph xx

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    1. Hi Steph
      Lovely to see you, sorry i was away so long but had to heal my heel haha, no i never thought it would be this impossible to get about but i am on the mend thank goodness. Thankyou for all your comments and for catching up with me on the blog , I was hoping I would see you and that you were ok. Thank you so much for your kind words about me being worth the wait I really do appreciate that.Sue makes amazing stick pins doesnt she, well I will just have to make you some and send them to you wont I hehe.
      Huge hugs back to you Steph
      all the best
      Kim xx

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