Monday, 18 August 2014

Monday Make with Creative Expressions

How was your weekend?

I first need to welcome all my new followers and thank all of you that visited me during the blog-hop! I am overwhelmed by the sheer number of people who have visited me! Thank you!

Hope you managed to do the August Creative Expressions blog-hop that started on Friday? If you didn't do it HERE is the link for the start page. Follow the blogs from the links in each page, leave a comment and be in with a chance to win a fabby prize! It doesn't close till Tuesday 19th at 5pm so plenty of time yet.

Today I am showing a little home decor item. I had temporarily called it the Daisy Dangler and this title seems to have stuck! Officially the stamp is a sunflower but somehow I couldn't find a suitable rhyme for that!

I started by colouring a piece of card using blue/purple tones from the Cosmic Shimmer Water colours, Pastel shades. I wasn't going for a solid all-over colour, I wanted there to be some shading and visual 'texture' with brush strokes showing. I left this to dry completely. Important as the next stage involved heat embossing.

I then stamped and heat embossed the Sunflower Delight stamp in black 5 times and the sentiment from the Anemone Planter once onto this blue coloured card.

I made a cube from another piece of card. I measured the size of the stamped image and based my cube on this. Before I glued up the edges I made sure I added some ribbon to opposing corners. One corner has a loop for hanging from and the other has a ribbon tassel.

I then cut each stamped image and the sentiment out and glued one to each side. I was careful to get the images and the sentiment the right way up.

I added some Cosmic Shimmer Sparkle Paste, Aurora, to the edges, the flower centres and the ribbon.

I have an idea that this sort of thing would make a good decoration for the festive season (see how I avoided saying the 'C' word?).

I fancy something in red and green, maybe gold glitter, featuring the stamps currently being showcased in the blog hop. Anyway, I hope this has inspired you in the same way it has inspired me? 

If you haven't looked at the blog hop then might I suggest you give it a go now? Think of all the inspiration!

Have a lovely week, your comments are always read, thank you for visiting.



  1. Daisy dangler, Live Life Now, Moo moments, These are the moments, Anemone Planter wow! Wonderful Kim! All different but gorgeous! I love how you've got different ideas for different projects. The daisy dangler is a great gift idea for a friend to treasure and I really do love the Anemone Planter stamp. It's gorgeous! It's been lovely looking at just a few of your creations. "Thank you" for sharing them and I hope to be able to keep popping over to see some more! xx Love Karen xx

  2. Ps yes the Daisy Dangler would be gorgeous in reds, golds and greens for Christmas! xx