I've decided that card making/paper craft has run its course for the time being in my life and I am selling up all my craft items.
I have stepped down from Kenny K's Krafty Girlz and wish them all well with the blog and future releases.
I have a few stamps already on sale on Etsy, I may put more on there or on Ebay. For the time being, I'm listing some of the items I have for sale in the page tab above this post.
I want to thank everyone who has commented on my cards, sent me well wishes when I was going through the whole Cancer Treatment and to those who have sent me emails/craft supplies/presents in the past.
I will remember you all, and will probably still be around admiring cards etc. But for now I'm hanging up my inks, scissors, score mouse, pens, papers and glues!
I need to concentrate on my family and the wedding which I'm planning for next June!
Take care friends, my email is firstname.lastname@example.org should you wish to chat to me, you can also find me on facebook too!
P.S. these items will be available for a week. Then they will be all listed on Ebay.
***EDIT - Grrr how I hate blogger some times. I had this post scheduled for Sunday Morning at 8am and when I woke up Sunday morning, the post wasnt there... How frustrating. Then I tried to upload later that day by making the post go live, but Blogger wouldnt have it. So I tried Monday, forgot to try yesterday so here I am now, hoping that when I press the publish post it will go live!!!
This week was the theme of Layers! So I kept it fairly simple as sometimes cards can look messy, I kept mine clean and simple and this card is winging its way to a friend already - No sentiment as its just a 'hi how you doing' kinda card. I'm not keen on sentiments really, can you tell?
This weeks prize is a selection of Back to School ribbons fromCrafty Ribbons!
Yup - Sunday again... I must get more crafting done this week. Its hard not being around my craft stash. However having bought a Kindle for my birthday in June I'm addicted to reading books - and I'm re reading a lot of books which I've already read in paperback several times already - How sad is that!
Congratulations Jenn, email me with your details and I'll get her in the post to you!
So what are you all waiting for, grab your metal embellishments a new Digi if you want to colour the new stamps, and get creating!!
To make your own Criss Cross Pocket card you will need:
Choice of coloured A3 Card
Choice of coordinating papers (6x6)
Kenny K Image of choice (Club Kid)
Colouring medium (Copics)
Scoreboard and Score Tool
Start off by scoring your card. Now my way of doing this, means you do not have to attach two pieces of card together or make a smaller card so you can fit the whole thing together. My way is a bit of a cheat and you will see why in a minute.
Score your card to the size you want. My cards are usually around 15cm (just under). I will be scoring my card to 148mm.
You will notice once you score one side and the back of the card that the far side fold will be considerably shorter - Dont Panic! This is hidden when you start to stick down your card.
Take the pattered card of your choice for which you are going to place as your back ground inside of the pocket and cut it down. My card base measures 148mm x 148mm so I am cutting my patterned paper to 143mm squared to give a border when I stick it down.
Take the right hand flap and fold it over so its covering the middle patterned paper, and measure from the top right corner to the left bottom corner of the patterned base. Drawing a line with a ruler (so you can cut with Guillotine in a moment)
Then do the same for the other flap from the inner right corner to the outer bottom left.
Once you are happy that these lines are straight, cut them and they should look like this.
Take some double sided tape and run along the bottom of the centre square and stick down the flap with the bit missing....
Take the patterned paper you wish to put on the front two triangular folds and cut them down to the same size as your did for the middle panel. Once you have done this, half the paper diagonally and you should have two exact sized triangles for the folding panels.
Glue the first Right hand triangle onto the panel, once dry, place some double sided sticky along the bottom edge, This is so the Left folding panel can sit nice and snug, you will also need to glue this panel, so have some ready. here is a photo of where you should place the DST and the Glue.
Glue the second patterned paper triangle in place.
For your insert, you will need to cut the card stock down. For my card, I've gone 140mm x 135mm which means it sits snug inside the pocket. I'm cutting the patterned paper 136mm x 131mm so I have a border around the edge again. Like this:
Now you have the component of your pocket and your insert, all you have to do is decorate it, so colour your image if you've not already done so and add those flowers, trinkets, charms, ribbons and any embellishment you can think of to make it special and your own!
Good Morning Kenny K Fans, today we're celebrating the 1st year Anniversary of the Kenny K Challenge blog with a Blog Hop and 8 Fabulous New releases from Kenny K called the Showbiz Celebrities that are now available at Kenny K Downloads
The Kenny K Krafty Girlz have all created some fantastic cards for you showcasing these new images
If you'd like to participate in the Kenny K 1st Year Anniversary blog hop and you didn't arrive here from Deb's Blog, then click here to start at the beginning on Donna's Blog
The Blog hop starts today and runs until July 23rd at midnight UK time.
On your way around the Hop, some of the Krafty Girlz will be offering up a candy of their own as a small token of thanks for stopping by!
For my Blog Hop Creation I used Jeanie from the tv series 'I Dream of Jeanie'. Such a fab series of 'Jeanie' trying to make some simple 'wishes' come true which always ended in tears of laughter!
I've used First Edition papers from the 'Summer Breeze' pack and some Daisies and head pins which were kindly sent to me for my Birthday. I believe the Daisies are from I am Roses and they are beautiful! Sentiment/ticket stamp from Whimsey and mesh ribbon from Bunny Zoe's Crafts. Gems from stash. Jeanie was coloured with Copics in the aqua colours! She looks fab, dont you think?
When you've finished hopping we have a challenge (everyone's favorite.....ANYTHING GOES) AND a MAJOR prize from some fantastic sponsors
Here is a list of our sponsors and the fabulous prizes they have donated
is offering a Bev's bag of blooms
Bunny Zoe's Crafts is offering one KENNY K rubber stamp
of the winner's choice
Cult Pens is offering TWO sets of the Copic Ciao's in addition to offering KENNY K fans a SPECIAL DISCOUNT for the two week's only of 10% off your COPIC purchases using this discount code at the checkout
Offering 5 Die Sets worth £61.95
offering a £10 Gift Voucher
offering 5 Tria Markers of the winner's choice
is offering a $15 Gift Certificate
is offering a special dispenser full of ribbons worth £25
plus they are also offering a special collection of ribbons for Kenny K that normally retails for £25, but for the Kenny K customers, you can get it for only £15....how awesome is that!
is offering a £10 gift voucher
is offering a £15 gift voucher
and in addition to all this.........Kenny is offering
TEN rubber stamps (winner's choice) plus a $30 Gift Certificate to his shop
And that's not all...........he's also giving away
a tub of pearls
a selection of web ribbon
I Am Roses gorgeous blooms
Sakura Jelly white Opaque pen
Total Prize value over £300
Conditions for being eligible for the MAIN prize:
You MUST leave a comment on EVERY BLOG, there are only 23 and you have got a whole two weeks to leave comments, that’s almost 2 or 3 a day! You are also asked to make a card for the Anything Goes Challenge using a Kenny K image and link it after completing the blog hop. The big prize Winner of the challenge will be picked by Random.Org.
We hope you have fun hopping around the Krafty Girlz and special guest’s blogs, leaving comments along the way and can find enough inspiration to get your creative juices flowing so that you can enter our challenge for the next two weeks for your chance to win the GRAND PRIZE
As mentioned before in the post, a few of us Kenny K Girlz are offering up little candies. Well I'm offering up a Kenny K stamp called 'All That' which I bought from Whimsy Stamps. So remember to leave a comment and then add your name to Mr Inlinks. I will be double checking that you've left a comment those who have not left a comment, will not be eligible for the stamp!
Now it's time to head to Vanessa's Blog and see what gorgeous card she's created