Hooray!! It’s HISTK! time again, and I am thrilled that I have the opportunity to share some cards with you. I have to admit that it was ‘touch and go’ as to whether I was able to play along this time as our postal service seemed to be M.I.A!
Despite travelling by air, my kit took a month to arrive from the UK. A whole month! I was frustrated on behalf of our gorgeous host Sarah, who was despairing as to where it might have ended up.
ANYHOW, when it finally hit our shores, it was well and truly worth the wait! Sarah called it ‘Sugar Fix’, and I certainly got mine creating my cards!
If you are interested in the full supplies list for this kit, as well as the origins of HISTK, please take a look here.
So, this is what I created, all of which I would consider ‘clean and layered’:
After gingham, polka dots are a firm favourite in the patterned paper stakes! And Sarah kindly included a couple of sheets in this kit. You will see it feature prominently in most of my cards as I just loved using it!
With the exception of the stamped sentiment and base card, all components are from the kit. I just sponged the die-cut hooray in cotton candy and the internal piece of the Columbus circle in Yoyo Yellow, and then assembled it all onto some spotty embossed cardstock (I used an old SU ‘perfect polka dots’ embossing folder to reinforce the spotty theme) .
I am linking this card to the following Challenge:
The hooray die-cut worked well as a stencil, so my second card featured it as a background for some birthday ‘presents’. I die-cut some square presents, then added die-cut bows and a sweet little girl peeping out from behind the presents.
I had some sprinkly patterned paper of my own that I thought might work nicely behind the Columbus Circle, along with some fabulous sweets which have been coloured in water-colour pencils. Sarah’s twine came in handy to tie around my lolly bag!
Finally, another birthday card for a little someone. The Carnival Cupcake stamp and die were so cute, I couldn’t resist colouring and adding them alongside the sentiment. And then of course, we needed sprinkles. Quite a few. Finally, a little party hat was added, just for fun.
And that was it!
I am looking forward to seeing what the other wonderful honeys have created with this kit:
Sarah Gray (Funky Fossil Designs)
Shona Chambers (Twine Around)
Sarah Platt (Sazzle Dazzle Crafts)
Anita Bowden (Neet & Crafty)
Thank you so much for visiting, AND…
…a very BIG thanks to Sarah for a fabulously fun kit (and also for persisting with my mail service…)