Thursday, 29 January 2009

Coffee, craft, and the odd custard cream

Hi Peeps
My friend Becki, a fellow crafter, normally comes to play during the week.
So last night we sat at the table, coffee, biccy's, the odd jelly baby discussing my finds during my tidy up last week ! Queen of hoarders (her not me) and kettle....pot...... black were all mentioned within the first 5 Min's.
Anyway we decided to kinda challenge each other to make a couple of cards using things we had never used... she had a particularly nice set of Fairy stamps I bought her for her birthday (last year) in her crafty tote bag. My finds have been used below.
Hedgepig stamp from Little Claire designs
It look quite nice as is so I just highlighted flowers etc with a clear sakura stardust.

Laura Ashley peg stamps, still not sure Ive got the hang of them but doesn't look too bad !

Pink paper pad from Paper Mania (I think)
(One of my fave Little Claire hedgepig stamps just coloured with Tombow pastels)

Be good
Kath x

Tag your it

Hi Ive just been tagged by Chris
I have to look in my pics folder, choose the 6th album and post the 6th photo and explain what it is about and pass it on to 6 people,
I'm so glad it wasn't 7 of 7 ha ha

This is a photo of my son David, No he doesn't take after his mum !
I 'zombied' him for a for a Halloween party last year
Now to find 6 people who haven't been tagged
Kath x

Sunday, 25 January 2009

Back to basics

Hi Peeps

As some of you out there already know I had a massive clear out at the beginning of the week.

Found a few things I forgot I had Oops ! Don't mention to hubby ! Plus I have loads more space for more goodies (have you spotted the method in my madness yet)

Anyway I donated quite a few bits and bobs to my niece who has drove her mum mad all week sticking and gluing things to things she really shouldn't have stuck them too, Oops again ha ha

I also made loads of toppers for cards to donate to my Mum-in-Law. Ive been really busy the rest of the week trying to tidy up the stuff I tidied up !!!

Hubby also discovered that we had a dinning table......... Bugger I will never get a new one now !!

Here's a few of the quick cards I've managed to put together........They are pretty self explanatory so I've not done my usual babble ! I've managed about 20 so far so MIL will be pleased too.

It was quite nice for a change just to sit in front of the TV with a coffee and stick them all together, but don't worry I still prefer my stamps ha ha !! I really need to get out more !!

I think these are Red Hot Bed

Not a clue where these came from but they are really pretty if not a tad fiddly, which is prob why they were at the bottom of a pile ha ha I Just Backed them with Artylicious papers and frames from the Peacock summer party CD

This is definitely the clutter stuff by RHB.

Be good x

Kath x

Sunday, 18 January 2009

You gotta love it !

Had a great day yesterday..... my new stamps arrived ! Plus its the first free weekend Ive had in a while and Hubby was off ....needless to say I didn't see much of him as I was crafting and he was watching the footy, but he did keep supplying me with coffee ha ha. Its nice just knowing he's around if that makes sense, any how I digress .... back to the stamps.
As your probably aware I'm a great fan of Elusive Images stamps, to be fair I have lots of other stamps and I'm quite partial to Little Claire's and Penny Black's hedgepigs (as they are known in my house!). But I always seem to have more fun with the EI ones, maybe Glenda coats them with happy dust ha ha !
I'm babbling again... Have a look, see what you think, these are all from the Harlequin Rose theme plate, and I love it !!

This one was just stamped on to water colour paper and coloured in with H2O's, matted on light green card, then a torn bit of stamped vellum and mounted on a plain card covered with Artylicous backing paper.

This image was stamped on vellum with sepia Versafine, torn and edged with the same, I (Gingerly) slightly embossed the rose and leaves on the reverse, to bring the white through, matted on parchment paper and old gold card. Then I stamped the border on to torn vellum and layered it all up.

This, I think is my fave of the theme plate... stamped on pure white vellum with white Stazon (cheating! I know, but I'm a little heavy handed when it comes to parchment craft) Then I coloured the reverse with Tombow pastel pens and matted on black and gold, and just stamped the border in gold at the bottom,

This is a very simple one, I painted roughly a piece of water colouring card with glimmer mist Then stamped the words, Friend highlighted with a glitter pen, matted on matte silver card. I then made a mask with the single rose, stamped, masked and over stamped, and coloured with Tombows. Then I cut them out and mounted with foam pads.

This is my Hubby's fave... pity he saw it, I will have to make another for St Valentines Day now !

I Stamped the hearts on to the remainder of the painted card I used above and then highlighted the lines with H2O's then just cut them out, the middle bits where a bit fiddly but I managed ok with my swively craft knife, then I just made a tag with the left over and stamped the sentiment, mounted them with foam pads on a black card with a scrap piece as a 'ribbon'.

This one started off as a bit of an 'accident'.... I like to try different types of papers and inks just to see what they do, so I stamped direct to water colouring card and I'm not sure if the Stazon was a little dry or I didn't press firmly but it was really faded! Not to worry I waited till dry then spritzed it with water. Rough washed over it with Distress Ink (I patted some onto my heat mat and added a little water) Then did the same to colour the rose and leaves, I think it looks nicely distressed (waste not want not)

As I keep saying ......Please feel free to leave me tips and hints

Be good x

Kath x

Monday, 5 January 2009

Hi Just thought I would share these

Paul found one of those laser pens.... the cats had us in fits chasing the dot around.

These two naughty sods were sleeping on the pillows when we came back in from a trip to the shops ..... Fred looks like he's been really busted.... Alfie was more annoyed at the fact I woke her with the flash.

They are soooo cheeky

Be good

Kath x