Thursday, 31 December 2020

Ink.Stamp.Share - December Blog Hop!


Welcome to the Ink.Stamp.Share New Years Eve Blog Hop! 

If you have arrived here from Cindy's blog, a very warm welcome to you!

I'd also like to shout out to my regular followers and those who have signed up recently - I hope you have a happy and healthy new year!


To view all projects in today's blog hop, scroll down this page until you find the 'Next' button - simply click this button to be taken to the next blog and then repeat until you end up back here again! 

Alternatively, you can click each name under the Roll Call to check out all of the amazing projects!


I'm excited for 2021 but let's just reflect on 2020 for a moment.

It has been a year like no other any of us have ever known. It may have been some of the toughest times we've ever experienced but it is a shared experience that has affected every single person in the world. 

There is hope for 2021 with vaccines starting (my father in law is having his today). It may take a while but it is a positive step forward.

It was the first lockdown that led me to restarting my blog papercraft journey and I'm thankful for that. I love how the blogging community comes together to collaborate and share. This hobby is wonderful and keeps me busy while I'm stuck at home.

Thank you Jo for hosting and organising the Ink.Stamp.Share Blog Hops, it is much appreciated and I am honoured to take part every month!


So my plan for 2021 is to continue blogging and sharing my love of Stampin' Up! products. 

I've recently started a new job having been unemployed for a long time. I now have to find the balance between my career and my hobby. I plan on sharing projects at least twice a week, more if I possibly can. I also hope to add more YouTube tutorials but these will be on an ad hoc basis, as and when I have something extra special to share.

I like to set myself targets and I'm so happy to have exceeded them having reached 300,000 blog page views at the beginning of December and 10,000 YouTube views a few weeks ago - thank you so much ❤

I started my blog in 2014 but after a longer than intended 3 year break, I'm pleased to have been able to pick up where I left and continued to grow my subscribers. 


Important news!

I'm also excited to share I've been developing a new format for my blog! The new format will look great on mobile devices as well as laptops and desktops. 

I will also be changing over to a new website address (www.handmadebykim.co.uk will redirect so any links will still work). 

There may be an occasion in the next week where my website may not be available for a few hours - I'll post a notice on my facebook page when this happens. 

There will also be some changes to my social media pages - possibly some user name changes, changing the branding and also my website links - please bear with me while this takes place.


Before I go, I'll run through how I made this card with you quickly.

I've splattered Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint on Basic Black cardstock and allowed it plenty of time to dry.

I die cut a rectangle using the Rectangle Stitched dies and have added Happy New Year 2021, which has been die cut from Black Glitter Paper and Gold Foil Sheets using the Playful Alphabet dies. The Whisper White piece has been layered onto the cardbase with dimensionals.

Prior to die cutting the message, I added the Black Glitter Paper and Gold Foil Sheets to foam sheets so that the letters and numbers were raised. I drew faint pencil lines to make sure the letters were straight. 

My OCD is not at all happy with the centering, it is not as simple as starting in the middle and working your way out as the letters and numbers are all different widths! If you have a tip to share - please do!


Happy New Year to you and your families - here's hoping for a better 2021!!

Thank you so much for visiting my blog - I hope you enjoyed viewing my Happy New Year card today! 

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Click next to visit Donna's blog - I can't wait to see what she has created for us!



12 comments:

  1. Love it! This card screams Happy New Year to me! <3

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  2. Great stylish looking card Kim, love the simplicity and elegance and who doesn't love a bit of sparkle x

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  3. great card, love the idea for using the shimmer paint for your sparkly splodges :-)

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  4. WOW love it, love the splatter background, happy new year to you too, thank you for hopping with us

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  5. Love the dimension you added with the foam adhesive! Great card

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  6. Love your card, and your plans! It sounds very good! My tip for centering the letters is this: Lay the letters on some gridpaper to get them in a straight line next to eachother. Then put a postit over all the letters, turn it upside down to remove the protecting sheet from- or add glue to the letters, then turn it back and put it on the card. Now that you made one block of your letters it is much easier to center them. Then take away your post it and your done!

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    1. THANK YOU so much for the tip. Sounds like that will solve my problems for sure!

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