Monday, 23 June 2014

Refreshingly Monday.

Hi Blogglies

Hope you are all well and enjoying the sunshine . Happy Monday morning and today sees my day to post for Craftwork cards on their blog  so please if you have time pop on over and leave me a little comment as it is always appreciated as you know.

I have to say another huge thank you to you all for leaving me such amazing comments here on my little blog it is always a pleasure to read them all and to answer and interact with everyone of you so huge thank you to all for that.

I also want to say a very special thank you to a lovely lady I have had the pleasure to get to know through my blog etc and emails and this week she send me a wonderful gift that she had made for me which was a beautiful bracelet, Thank you Carol Clarke I will treasure this gift forever and I love it so much. It is precious as are you to me. I am really not used to receiving gifts like this but I must say what a wonderful feeling it was to open. I also loved the little notebook which is in full use already next to my laptop collecting any websites where we can get a little bargain and of course I will share them with you  all as I find them. Bless you Carol my lovely.

Ok back to the  two items I made for Craftwork for today which were a heart wall hanging and a little card. They are all featuring the Refreshers paper and bows and a tag from the base tag pad.

 Here is my 6x6 card which of course is on gorgeous smooth Craftwork Cards Base card in scallops.They come prepack in 50's which is so handy and are a perfect weight too.Nice and sturdy lol (like me) well when my leg is not like this lol...

 Here is the inside of the card , as we make full cards for Craftwork cards and I love to decorate the inside to match, the sentiment tag comes on sheets of several different sentiments which are so very handy and on a 300gsm pearlised white card with either gold,black  or silver writing.

 Here is one of the die cut blooms in the paper pad so you do not have to have a die cutting machine when you purchase any of the paper pads from Craftwork cards. I have doubled up the amount in this flower for a nice thick full bloom,sitting on top of one of the tags which I distressed with scissors and added some Spun sugar distress ink for a really pretty summery feel.

 Next is the matching little heart wall hanging in the same refreshers paper and this time I used a rose which I popped out and shaped them made up the layers and then shaped al the tiny flowers and added a glass pearl to match from my stash.

 This close up shows the border I used on an angle, and a little paper bow from the matching bow pad and of course another sentiment which I cut a little fork at the end to look like ribbon. I also made a hanger from seam binding cut in half to fray and bead trim and a thin pink ribbon , I also backed the heart which measures 6inch wide by 5 tall with a ribbon I had in my stash that had a gorgeous trim to it so I cut it in half and created a ruffle and added it all around, I added another heart to the back of all this to keep it nice and clean and neat on the back too.

Here is a close up on the side so You can see all the elements ... Now hands up who thinks these colours are like refreshers and who thinks they remind them of sugared almonds lol?

As always leave your comments below and come back to read my reply as I always try to get back to you if I can and I love to read every single comment which I appreciate immensely as you all know.
I think you are all fab and I look forward to being with you more as the year goes on.

Huge crafty hugs to you all




  1. Hello Kim, beautiful card and wall hanging, lovely soft colours, very pretty and feminine. Bx

  2. Hello Kim, missed you yesterday with Visible Image! But it's great to see you today with Two Fabulous pieces of work one Beautiful Card love the soft Colours and the Papers, then I so Love the Wall Hanging it's just so Beautiful.
    Take Great Care
    Love and Hugs
    From Sam x

  3. Morning Kim,
    Love craftwork cards products and love what you have done with
    Them here!
    Glad to see you back and hope all is progressing well with your foot/ankle.
    Off now to the craftwork blog , look forward to your next offering, take care ,

  4. Morning Kim, How lovely to receive those beautiful gifts, you must have been well excited !!
    I'm loving your two projects today, especially the 'darling' heart, it is absolutely gorgeous, those teeny tiny flowers are divine.
    I'm enjoying the sunshine, long may it continue I say .....!! hopefully haha !!
    Enjoy your day.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  5. Hello Kim
    Love the papers and the colours you have chosen for both !
    Love the little Heart just right for hanging in a little girls Granddaughter in Perth is 6 in September..... and loves all the sweet things I send her!
    So I will copy if you don't mind Kim ?
    Will watch on Skype when she opens it!
    Feet up today Kim its another warm one.
    Take Care
    Love Marg

  6. Hi kim the card is lovely and the heart is so so beautiful very pretty imagine recieving that. Hope you are well and not in too much pain take care Hun love you nana June xxxxxxxx

  7. Hi Kim. You keep on giving us Two-fers, such a treat, thank you : ) I love both the so pretty card and the lovely heart. The card colours make me think of Refreshers and the heart of Sugared Almonds (both sweets that I love and Sugared Almonds were one of my Grans favourites so they always make me think of her: ) ) How kind of Carol to send you a bracelet and ntebook, will we get to see them? I am off to Craftwork cards to leave you a comment now. Have a good day. Take care.

  8. Morning Kim
    Thank you dear for those lovely comments, you are a treasure to share all your expertise with all your blog friends, and you deserved a little gift.
    Love the card and heart I shall also try this for my grand daughter to hand on her door,
    Carol x

  9. Yep they sure do remind me of refreshers!! They are both so pretty. Not up to typing much today. But love your work as always. Love Sarah

  10. Hi Kim, love both projects. The papers are beautiful. have popped over to Craftworks caeds blog and left a message. Take care x

  11. Hi Kim,
    Oh today's projects match the beautiful day it is...summery, and oh so very beautiful. The hanging heart is just stunningly pretty and the gorgeous trim just brings it together so wonderfully and added to that the very pretty card.
    How strange the name of a sweet can take you back to so many memories....aaaw Refreshers...they don't make 'em like that used to! Lol!
    Sounds like that was a beautiful gift from Carol and it probably cheered you up so very much as you were feeling a bit down after your check up on your ankle.
    Take care.

    Love Sheila xx

  12. Hi Kim,
    Lovely blogs today (as every post) and yes, they are refresher colours. I really love the heart and the card ain't half bad either! Really like what you've done with the flower, it looks fabulous.
    Hugs, Rose

  13. Beryl could you tell me how I leave a message for our lovely kim on craftwork cards sorry to be a pain xxxx. June

    1. Hi June, you are not being a pain. Where Kim has written Craftworks card at the top click on their blog. Scroll till you find Kim's post and at the bottom it says comments. Click on that and it will open the comments page. Really hope this makes sense. Let me know how it goes! xxxx

  14. Hi Kim. I love these two projects and the Craftwork cards papers. They are so pretty. I've had to buy the Christmas papers today too and look forward to your inspiration projects with those, too! Take care. Thank you, Jan

  15. These Craftwork papers and accessories are so pretty and the colours do remind me of refreshers or indeed sugared almonds. You have put them together so beautifully, and I love all the pearls and that gorgeous ribbon on the heart. x

  16. Hi Kim, love Craftwork Cards, I've just been making some cards this weekend using the Harbour papers. Your 2 projects are beautiful especially that heart. Definitely remind me of Refreshers and Sugar Almonds such lovely pastel colours. Thanks for sharing.

  17. Dear Beryl thank you so much for your help you would have had a good laugh watching me and so would all my grandchildren if they knew xxxxjune xxxx

  18. Very pretty and girly the colours remind me of both Refreshers and sugared almonds but Love Heaets spring to mind too I get all of the companies' names muddled! Is it Craftwork cards that make the Candi? If so, do you know the diameter I'm curious to know if they'd fit the a petal Pairs punches and Sue's Finishing Touches flowers Hope you're resting up! Nag nag! Promise I won't mention it again

    1. Me again Jyst been to their blog Of course it's them! Just need to find out the diameter to see if I can make use of them in this way (I'll probably still buy some anyway!)