Saturday 1 August 2015

Honey I Shrunk the Kit # 2

Two months has disappeared like that and its time for Hazel, Sarah and I to share our cards from our 'Honey I Shrunk the Kit' package # 2.

Firstly, I must apologise for not being around much over the last week or so. Last Thursday (23rd July) I picked up Max from school to be told he had just vomited. He was 'happy as Larry' so said I would keep an eye on him. Well, I've never seen a boy so sick and vomit so much. He didn't stop for 24hrs, it was awful. Unfortunately on the Friday night I came down with it, Saturday lunchtime Phoebe started vomiting and then Sunday night Dave started. 

It was an awful, awful virus and really knocked us all around. Especially me as I had to try and keep going and look after everyone else. Max went to school Wednesday, Phoebe Thursday and Dave to work on Friday. We are all fine now but I'm so very behind on all my commenting etc. So will spend the next few days catching up with all your cards and adventures.

Sarah (from Funky Fossil Designs) sent Hazel and I a gorgeous package of 'Coffee themed' goodies for us to create with:

She stamped images and sentiments from Stamplorations, Paper Smooches, Create A Smile and Mama Elephant on to white CS. The combo of the lime green with pink and kraft is so pretty and love the little veneer pieces.

For my first card I used the white card base Sarah included and cut a piece of kraft CS so it was even with the top of the card but short on the sides and bottom. I used my Waffle Flower 'Flower' die to cut the flower pattern from the kraft CS and also the green CS. I used washi tape to hold the green flower in place and then put the whole panel on some foam tape. I cut the coffee cup to fit behind the circle die and used double the amount of foam tape to pop it above the flower level. I coloured the heart green, covered in Wink of Stella and lots of Glossy Accents. After cutting out the sentiment, I adhered it to the card along with the kraft arrow and some green enamel dots (from Papervine).

For my second card, I used circle dies (from Couture Creations) to cut two different sized circles from the pink CS and patterned paper. After I adhered these to the card I cut off the overhanging paper. I fussy cut the coffee cup and used a grey pencil to add some colour (I love pink/peach with grey). I popped it up on foam tape as well as the sentiment, which I also cut out by hand. I glued the veneer heart to the cup and added some pink and grey enamel dots (from Papervine).

 I really enjoyed putting these together. Its so fun using stamps and papers I wouldn't normally have myself. And its great having the stress of choosing the colours and stamps taken away because its all there ready to go. Fantastic kit Sarah!!

I hope you can pop over to Sarah's blog Funky Fossil Designs and Hazel's blog Hazel's Paper Designs to see what they create with the same kit. I'm on my way there now!!! 

Take care


  1. WOW Shona!!! These look fantastic!! I just love how you illuminated your coffee cup with your WF die and lime green heart! How cool is that lime green paper? And then, there is that soft pink concentric circle card! Love it! Quick - link it to CTS!!! It fits the sketch perfectly!! Glad you are on the mend. Gastro is definitely the worst!!! Take care!

  2. These are both so cool, Shona! LOVE that green flower die set in to the kraft card - such a great look and just the hightlighted green heart too. The soft pinks and greys on your second card look fab with all of the circular elements from the patterned paper to the sentiment and dots. So glad that you are all feeling better - it sounds like an awful week. Hope you catch up and have chance to look after yourself x

  3. Oh my goodness. So glad everyone is feeling better. That is absolutely HORRIBLE and exhausting! Love, love, love your trio of cards Shona!

  4. These are brilliant, Shona ... in your ever fantastic way, you've taken Sarah's fab kit and turned it into two of the sweetest cards! I'm glad to read that the bug passed by you?
    =] Michele

  5. Oh no....I'm sooo glad that you and the family are feeling better.
    Your cards are so much the coffee theme

  6. Oh no! That virus sounds awful! Stomach bugs are the worst! Good to hear that everyone is feeling better! And that you have time and energy to craft again! Very cute cards!

  7. Glad to hear you are all better now, I hate nausea the worst..... it's so hard to concentrate on anything else yuk! Great fun cards though, you just reminded me that I have some wood veneers somewhere and I really do love them!

  8. So sorry to hear you have all been so unwell Shona, but glad to hear you are all recovered now . . . it sounds horrendous for you! I love your take on that card and the CAS design of it! Keep healthy and have a restful weekend (what's left of it). Hazel xx

  9. So pleased you're all feeling so much better, Shona ... take it easy getting back into the swing of things ... we'll all be here when you're ready! Fab cards ... the splashes of lime with the kraft are so striking ... and the DP with the swirly cup ... yum! Anita :)

  10. Gorgeous cards. I love the you guys are sending kits to each other. More fun for everyone.

  11. Poor you, Shona, having to be a trooper tending to everyone else while feeling horrible yourself! You win the "Awesome Mom' award, hands down. So glad you're feeling for catching up on commenting, don't worry! Just start with a clean slate and pick up with the newest cards you see. We need to do that sometimes and guess what: we all understand! Your cards: sheer delight! The lime/kraft combination is marvelous; the swirly coffee cup such fun! Fabulous showcases of your 'card kit' goodies!

  12. Poor thing....I know I am late to commenting but I do with your family is on the mend by now. Sending well wishes to everyone. Your cards are fabulous and I love the idea of sending kits, always a wonderful treat.

  13. ooh both are so weettttt
    clever made the first one for manly card
    and the second one so girly
    bravo Shona
    and I must tell you the truth I just bought this stamp set from create a smile too
    and will make some coffee cards
    you will see then dear
    hope Max not give you cough this time ,....feel better soon Max