Monday, 31 October 2011

Happy All Hallows Eve

Hallow Peeps

We were going to hide from the trick or treaters but I felt mean so i open a tin of Roses took the good one out and we've been giving the kids all the yucky cream ones ha ha. Will try to be more prepared next year

I made a little Tag  to get into the spirit :)

Right I'm off to eat all the yummy Purple sweets ha ha
Be Good
Kath xx

Thursday, 27 October 2011

Filigree fusion & Fat Robin! Tee Hee

Hi Peeps

I bought two new stamp sets this week from Chocolate Baroque.........(and a matching CD. Shush dont tell hubby ha ha)

I stupidly didn't realise the huge size of one of the stamps and so can't play properly untill my new 6x6 block comes, I tried laying card over the stamp and brayering but not brill results, (sulky face) But of course I managed to make a few others to ease my pain ha ha.
This stamp set has been on my wish list a long time and I think it's going to be a fav  :)
Filigree Fusion from CB ('Im whispering' matching CD available)
All the images were stamped using different tecniques, one was guilded, one embossed and the large background stamp just stamped in brown Stazon and a few bits highlighted, a couple of mosaic tiles and a sentiment. The ink over pearlised card makes it quite soft and muted, I quite like the look.

These images are from the Fat Robin set from CB, stamped with Vintage Sepia Versafine and coloured using DI's and a touch of green H2O's, bit of ribbon Ta Da The photo is a bit dark im blaming my phone! looks really twinkly on my desk.

The stamps used here are again from CB and are the Wild Meadow Set, the backing paper is off the CB Essence of Nature CD. Simple mat and layering, bit of a doodle scribble line and a bronzy ribbon to match the bronze mat. This is one of my 'use up some scraps' card. Isn't it funny what you can do with all them bits !

Be Good
Kath xxx

Friday, 21 October 2011

Happy Friday!

Hi Peeps
I was doing my usual blog hop last night and came across some fabby cards......... Ive left comments but as I read they all gave credit to Paula Pascual, go have a nosy at her blog she does some very pretty cards etc.

Anyway (don't i say that a lot ha ha) ........ I had a go at a Gap Card,  fabby idea ...

Just a plain black card with Tim Holtz cog die cuts coloured with DI's and a touch of Inka Gold and an embossed sentiment. A bit fiddly but got there in the end!

Be good
Kath xx

Just a note ......

Hi peeps as some of you may have noticed I've been around quite alot lately, mainly because I've been a bit poorly and had a couple of weeks off work.

I'm not one for sharing my private life with the world but as a few forum friends have asked why I'm doing random posts during the day and have expressed concern I thought I had better spill.

Here goes ... After a lot of prodding, poking, blood tests, X-rays and visits to a consultant I have been diagnosed with inflammatory arthritis and I'm waiting on further test results to confirm which one - indications are pointing at rheumatoid arthritis but they won't commit yet! We seem to have the inflammation under control, but struggling a bit with the pain. Phew done!

I'm feeling ok about it and am doing my utmost to keep a positive mental attitude most days. I am going to have to slow down a bit and make some lifestyle changes regarding work and recreation but I am making the most of the time off by crafting and creating.

Right that's enough ..... Off to make casserole and do a bit of crafting while my hands are okay plus I've a challenge to do

Be good
Kath xx

Wednesday, 19 October 2011

Less is more - week 37

I'm afraid my second go at the less is more challenge  is a bit pants ha ha
First thing that popped I'm my head when I saw the word Cocktail was MOJITO not that I'm partial to a few or anything ha ha but then that was it........... mind blank
Anyway least Ive had a go eh !

Below is my cocktail Mmmm not sure about the quanties but the mix is right ha ha
You Are Made Of Silliness, Friendship, and Compassion

3 parts Silliness
2 parts Friendship
1 part Compassion

And a Splash of Talent
Finish off with an olive

What's the Recipe for Your Personality?

Please note this is my second post today so please visit my blog

Kath x

Tuesday, 11 October 2011

Less is more challenge

As you all know I'm not normally one for entering a lot of challenges but this one drew my attention as I do find it hard to do do clean and simple ha ha

Anyway here's my first go at the simply less is more challenge

Mock brown paper card stock stamped with Choc Baroque heart from the Harlequin Rose sheet and a sentiment from CB WIGL set, bit of DI fired brick and that's it ?

Just got to figure out the link thingy now ha ha

Be Good

Kath x

Free Template

Hi Peeps

If you're like me and you blog hop sometimes for inspiration you might like this ...........

I was looking for some simple fold ideas and came across a different tri-fold template, unfortunately it was using 12 x12 card stock, which I don't have a lot of, as I prefer A4 size, anyway made my own template IN CM's that folds nicely into a A6 size (well just under)........... see my make below

I used some plain white card stock for my base and just covered it with Christmas papers from the Chocolate Baroque Seasons Greetings CD and used a couple of stamps from the CB Christmas Flourish stamp set, a bit of Glamour dust et voila a simple Xmas card, Im gonna have a play this aft and make a few more :)

Ive posted a copy of the template below, its not to scale but its dead easy and makes a lovely card .... If you take a copy I would be grateful of a mention or comment!

Zig Zag Template

Be good

Kath x

Friday, 7 October 2011

Rainy Days

Hi Peeps.....Just a couple of recent makes to share with you... I seem to be in vintage mode at the moment ?

This is a Crafty Individuals stamp stamped randomly over the card base with Versafine sepia. I'm sure there is a posh word for stamping then stamping again without re inking but anyway that's what I did for the background. The flower and leaves are Crealies and made of brown paper as is the mat and the 'runner'. I stamped the image onto cream card then roughed the edges with my scalpel and generally tried to make it look aged/tatty then applied vintage photo DI. Oh also coloured with DI's.

This is a Sheena Douglas stamp from the poppies and daisies set. I made a master sheet on A4 card using DI's, Chalk eyes, sequin waste and a Viva Decor script stamp but used a mask to cover the stamped daisy's before hand. The daisy's are coloured with a touch of DI's and my inkssentials white pen. I then just made a standard easel card and matted and layered my design on to it with a bit of ribbon and a sentiment from a Choc Baroque set (sorry forgot which as I keep all my sentiments together) Then I added a gold painted wooden butterfly

This is a Kanban stamp from the Steam punk range. I stamped the base card with a Viva Decor flourish. Used a scrap of patterned velum I found. Cut a large a Nesti which I coloured with DI's, and coloured the dress with the same, I think it was tattered rose, then I added a bit of sparkle with a Sakura pen. Finally added a pink flower
This is a Crafty Individuals stamp which I coloured with vintage photo DI and Inka Gold, then mounted on black card.  All the die cuts are spellbinders (iron works and picot edge circles) which I coloured with black soot DI and then rubbed Inka Gold over to give them the aged metal look. The backing paper is a CB one, from Essence of Nature CD and the sentiment is a Tim Holtz

And last but not least look who found his way into the clean laundry basket............. I put it up on the dining table then the monsters wouldn't sit in it and the cheeky thing has the audacity to hiss at me when I went to shoo him out...........Smacked legs and sent to bed early before he gets in the habit.... Cute though ha ha.
Be Good

Kath xx