Thursday, 19 March 2009

One for the ladies (sorry boys)

Hey peeps
We have been laughing at work this week about sending cards for mothers day
The lads seem to think its funny how someone with no mum
(mine passed away a long time ago) ends up sending three mothers day cards.

I didn't blog the cards yet in case they saw them on here! I will do them after Sunday.

So anyway I just thought I would just pay homage to all you ladies out there
who may not even be mothers but have given love out to people in need of one!

Its surprising how a hug and a kind word to someone means so much.
Ive been lucky enough to be on the receiving end as well.

Three of my fave ladies

My wicked step mum !
Don't worry she likes me calling her that.... honest.
{She prob wont read this blog, so inside her card Ive written}

Thanks Linda for making my Dad so happy over the past 3 years
( he's old and grumpy so you can keep him now)

W.S. mum & MIL

My 'adopted' mum Janet,
She has been so much more than a mother to me
and a gran to David over the last 15 years and she will read this,
then ring me and call me a silly sod ...

I'm glad I've got you ......some stranger wouldn't have put up with me this long.
Love you x x

And last, but not least 'Happy Mothers Day' to
Sandra, my Hubby's mum who I adore
(and prob should tell her more often)
She's the best MIL in the world, spoils me rotten
and taught me how to make quiche.
Love you x

My First quiche !

So to all you Nana's, mums, aunties, sisters, friends and lovely ladies

who make someone feel loved


have a good one
Be good

Kath x

Wednesday, 11 March 2009

Midweek Blog?

Hey Peeps
Just thought I would share these before I give them to my {nearly} daughter in law.
She asked me to make a couple of birthday cards for her student friends.
Hope she likes them ha ha Ive gone all of a grunge !

EI Stamps butterfly collage theme plates, a couple of scroll stamps (apols forgot who's) and distress inks (Versafine for the background)
The flowers and butterflies are stamped on to....... paper which I wet scrunched, then flattened out to dry and lightly coloured with distress inks and spritzed again to 'bleed', dried and then stamped image and cut out mounted etc. Used a couple of eyelets to fix to the card !

These are from the same stamp set as above but I just used toning backing papers from a dove craft pack I was bought as a gift by my adopted mum (Ta Mother ha ha) really quick one but like the effect.
Be Good x

Sunday, 8 March 2009

Beautiful Flutterbyes

Hi peeps
Afraid I haven't done much but play today
nothing assembled as of yet
I made this for my MIL on Thursday to give to my Nan in Law
Apologies about the photo I took it with my phone as I had forgot to do it before I gave it to MIL.
Anyway the new collage stamps from EI at Graphicus are gorgeous
I naturally had to have the Butterfly Daisy and Poppy theme plates
as I didn't want them to be lonely ha ha
I just stamped the large corner direct to card. Stamped the large image on to glossy card and white velum with black Stazon.
Cut out the flowers and butterfly from the velum, coloured with my trusty TomBows and gingerly embossed from back to give a little definition .Then mounted over image with a couple of foam pads. I added a little colour to the edges using Chalk Eyes and mounted on some textured lilac card then on to base with foam tape to give a little lift, coloured a peel-off black (Does any one else struggle with rub ons ?) ... Et Voila!
Off to play a bit more hee hee
Be Good x

A Blog award for little me !

Hey Peeps
Ive received an award !!

I feel very flattered to have received an award from Phree over on
Please go and have a browse she has some lovely creations and I'm not ashamed to admit I have 'borrowed' a few ideas of hers when I have been a bit uninspired.
Now apparently I have to pass this on to 10 people and as I don't have 10 blog friends to pass it on to I shall do my best, so apologies for not following the rules to the letter.
The "Makes My Heart Smile" award rules - pass it on to 10 (ish) of your favorite blogs.
All the blogs below are brill and make my heart smile ha ha.
1. Veronica at for having the patience to email a full explanation of her water colour background technique.
2. Rosie at Just because x x
3. Lesley at because not only does she do lovely cards but she always leaves encouraging comments
4. Flossie at I love reading her blog and her cards are fab
5. Ann at She does some lovely stuff
6. Adrian at for his dodgy jokes and making me laugh !
And last but definitely not least
7. Jo at For her lovely designs and her encouragement
Be good x

Tuesday, 3 March 2009

Another Day Another Dollar

Hi Peeps
Been hectic again with work .....didn't even have time to do my blog on Sunday as usual.
Never mind only 20 years till retirement ha ha.
This cold snap isn't willing me out of bed either !
Still, I managed to make a few cards on Sunday morning !
Seem to have a thing about rounding corners this week
I'm still being drawn to my warmer colours even though I should be getting 'springy'
(poss because its blinking freezing here)

Papermania papers and ribbon, and Penny Black stamps simply water coloured in.
Even went a little trendy and 'stapled' my ribbon!

Penny Black stamps again, water coloured, a scrap of brayered card and my trusty scallop scissors ... who needs a die cutter (ME!) Made for a friends birthday she loves pink !

Not to sure about this !
Loved the brayered effect and crackle stamp (yes Ive finally found one) but think I should have mounted on a bigger card base!
EI stamps WIGL text and Flora n Fauna theme plates, I cant for the life of me remembered what I coloured the poppy heads in with ! Think it was a base of distress inks and touches of damp coloured pencil.... I must have been in the zone ha ha
Be good x