Saturday 25 November 2017

Honey I Shrunk the Kit - November 2017

I can't believe its time again for another Honey I Shrunk the Kit!! Feels like I just made the last ones, has this year flown by for you too??

Basically we are five crafty girls from the UK, New Zealand and Australia and every two months one of us makes up a kit of card making goodies that will fit in an envelope and sends it out to us. We then have time to create as many cards as we like and all post on our blogs at the same time to see what we all made with the same products. Its so much fun and hard to believe we started doing this back in April 2015!!!!!

This 'Sugar Fix' kit was created by the fabulous Sarah P of Sazzle Dazzle Crafts. The envelope was bursting with goodies as you can see by the photo:

It included:


Reverse Confetti: Donut You Know (plus donut die)
Neat & Tangled: Say Yes to Donuts
Avery Elle: Pick N Mix (plus dies)
Mama Elephant: Carnival Cupcakes (plus dies)

Other Dies:
L’il Inker: Smile
Mama Elephant: Columbus Circle
Neat & Tangled: Hooray word dies
Other Items:
Hobbycraft Basics: patterned paper
Action Wobbler
Doodlebug: bakers twine
Anita’s: half cut pearls

I was most excited about the action wobbler as have never tried one of those before and the blue/pink colour combo was delicious!!

For my first card I used a MFT die (from Blueprints 27) to die-cut the background paper and adhere to the card front. I also glued on the circle die-cut. I coloured the bear and cupcake with pencils and popped them up on foam tape, using the pink pearls for sprinkles.  I cut out the sentiment, put it on foam tape and tied the pink/white twine around it into a bow at the top. Its so cute!!

For my second card I was lucky enough to have the Neat and Tangled 'Say Yes to Donuts' set and coloured the girl from the kit and two others with pencils. I painted the 'hooray' word die using Kuretake Gansai Tambi 'Pearl Colors' in Pink. The background of the word die was covered all over with Versamark ink and heat embossed with my new Altenew 'Golden Peach' Metallic embossing powder. I glued the word in place, adhered the kids to the back and put it all on foam tape. I cut out the sentiment, put that on foam tape too and added some sequins from Neat and Tangled.

For my third card I used an oval die from Studio Katia to cut out the background paper and adhered to the card front. I coloured all the lollies with pencils, glued them on top of the bag and put it on foam tape, adding a twine bow around the top. The 'smile' die-cut was coloured again with the same pink pearl color and glued in place. I cut out the sentiment, tucked it under the bag with foam tape to support it and glued on some of the pearls.

For my final card I just had to use the action wobbler!! I adhered the paper to the whole of the card front and glued the white die-cut piece (from inside the circle die) in place. The donut boy was coloured with pencils, fussy cut out and put on the wobbler. I cut out the sentiment, put it on foam tape and tied the blue/white twine around it. And I finished off with some blue and grey pearls from the kit. I don't often make cards for boys so this is a bonus!!

Thank you so much Sarah for a most incredible kit, I could have carried on creating, it had so much included!!

Now you've seen what I made, you (and I) can pop over to see what the other girls made:

Sarah G - Funky Fossil Designs 

Sandie - London Days 

Anita - Neet and Crafty 

Hazel - Hazels Paper Designs 

Thanks so much for stopping by and hope your having a fantastic weekend too!!

Take care


  1. Some great makes, Shona. And I think we were on the same wavelength with our teddy bear and cupcake card! We even used the same sentiment! How great that you had the N&T set as those little characters around the hello look so fun. Your sweet bag looks very inviting and that was a great idea to add the twine at the top of the bag. And I am going to have to get some action wobblers now, I was very excited too! #itsthelittlethings :D xx

  2. Your fab cards have just made me smile today, Shona - you have rocked this Sugar Fix kit! I love your cupcake card and the way that the scalloped edge on the patterned paper is echoed by the scallops in the die cut circle! All of the characters around the hooray look so effective and I just love doughnut boy :) I didn't use my action wobbler but it is a great interactive element that I am looking forward to putting on a card for one of my young nephews. Thanks for some great ideas xx

  3. I love all your cards Shona and thanks for using such brilliant ideas with the kit. I can't imagine you've much left! I also love how you tied that little twine bow around the sweetie bag ... never thought of that and will have to give that a go in future. Love that you added the extra kiddies around the 'hooray' die cut word and delighted you had fun with the action wobbler ... it looks fab behind the little doughnut guy! Brilliant and fun inspiration as always. x

  4. Sho, these are literally SO SWEET!! Apart from the super layouts, I love your twine bows above the sentiments! Such a lovely idea! I also love your patterned paper backgrounds! This was such gorgeous paper and I have very little left after making my cards. I havent yet used my wobbler or donut boy, but now I have a super idea for how to, so thank you! I am so annoyed that my 'scheduled' post did not publish when it was supposed to! Embarrassing!! Anyway, thanks again for playing HISTK this month! Looking forward to an exciting 2018! Xx

  5. Holy moley girl. I think you really got the best out of that little kit. Each one is your style to the nth degree and, oh so, fun. If I have to have a favourite the last card with the wobbler is it...just a hoot. You really are amazing.