Thursday, 27 September 2012

A Shiny New Challenge and Crafts Blog

Hello Peeps
Its with Great Excitement and much giddyness that I can finally share this with you!
We have a fortnightly challenge, tips and tutorials, swaps, spotlights and galleries to show your winning creations off .....ooohhhh  just lots of crafty goodness to share with you all, I really hope you will bob in and have a nosy round :)
And so the First Challenge begins
Happy Campers Challenge No 1
Use two colours - Pink and Brown
Here's my offering 
You can make anything you wish but it must have the main colours of pink and brown

As this is our first challenge we have a lovely prize for the winner

A Joanna Sheen voucher worth £10

We will have one challenge winner who will be chosen at random
and will be featured on our showcase page
A crafty camper award winner who will be featured in our gallery.
Both will also be given a fabby badge to display.
The rules etc are posted on the blog
See you there
Be good
Kath xx

Wednesday, 26 September 2012

Very distressed............

Hi Peeps......... did that worry you ha ha sorry :)

Just a quick post to share my Crafty Mess Challenge entry the theme is Distressed/Aged sounds about right for me  ha ha

Stuff Ive used
Tim Holtz die cuts embossed with Tarnished Brass/Copper and VP Distress EP
Chocolate Baroque stamps - Lace Fragments and a script one from Edwardian Gents
An old book page stained and distressed, stamped with Snow Cap Dabber
Frayed Burlap Distress Stickles
DI's- Vintage Photo, Tattered Rose and Victorian Velvet
Piece of pre embossed card

Thanks for looking
Be Good
Kath xx

Tuesday, 25 September 2012

LEJ Designs Challenge No. 22 - Monochromatic

Morning Peeps

Challenge time again over at LEJ Designs Challenge Blog

This week the theme is
I went a bit bonkers with the pink ha ha

The Blossom digi featured has just gone on the shop - LEJ Designs

(Cause I sneakily used it for my DT make
as I've been helping Lindsay to digitise some of her fabby sketches hee hee)
Hope you like it

Stuff I've used
LEJ digi - Blossoms
Bright pink paper i found at the bottom of a pile i think i got them from Crafters Companion?
Pink scrumpled effect paper - CA
Tiny mat of centura pearl card
Pro markers
Petals cut from mulberry paper flowers
printed sentiment

The first randomly drawn name will win 4 digi's of their choice from

LEJ Designs

The second randomly drawn name will win a £5 voucher from Crafty Emblies

Hope you can join in
Be good
Kath xx

Cards Galore Scrap page

Hi Peeps
A quick post to share my make for the Cards Galore Scrapbook Challenge

Im not much of a scrapper but im finding useing CA2 is helping me get more into it ....I will get davids baby photos done ha ha

Be good
Kath xx

Monday, 24 September 2012

Just a quickie ...........

Morning Peeps
I meant to blog this last week but was so busy with other bits i forgot Oops.

I've made this for my sons girlie.....its currently whizzing its way to Australia I hope she gets it in time.......

Any hoo I made this mini book following a fabby tutorial by the lovely Cheryl you can find it here
Cheryl's mini book tutorial

I just doubled Cheryl's given dims to make a larger book .......... Hope you like

Stuff Ive Used

One Piece of double sided 12 x 12 card stock (sorry forgots who's)
Die cut chipboard shapes - Stained with Distress Stains or embossed in burnished gold EP
Computer printed sentiment
Stamped sentiment - Chocolate Baroque
Ribbons, Beads etc from me stash
Linen Flower cut with Tim Holtz flower die
Crafty Emblies Buttons
Crop o dile grommets

I had no small rings that Cheryl suggests so i just put a grommet in hole and poked my ribbon through that ! Ive not shown you the last page it was a bit soppy lol xx

This is a quick bangle i made for her too
Just memory wire and glass beads with a few metal spacers and charms :)

Thanks for looking
Be good
Kath xx

Friday, 21 September 2012

SFTW challenge No 18 - Feeling Floral

Morning peeps
Apologies for my late post but Hubby dragged me off to Cannock to pick up his new toy ( Classic car) and we have just got back and i realised i hadn't set the scheduler oops

Yay Challenge day once again over at Stampin for the Weekend
and this time the theme is Feeling Floral
you have 3 weeks to do a fabby entry this time
due to the way the dates have landed so no excuses lol
Here's my DT offering

Stuff I've Used
Chocolate Baroque sentiment stamp
LEJ Designs backing paper
Nesti shapes and leaves
DI Vintage Photo
Wooden butterfly painted with gold crackle paint
Mixed flowers and a bit of netting

We are sponsored this week by 2 in 1 stamps

Please bob by and check it out the team have produced some fabby makes as usual
Be Good
Kath xx

Wednesday, 19 September 2012

Good Crafternoon.......

Hey Peeps

Just a quick post to share this card, I've made it with two challenges in mind .......Its a bit Spooky lol

Stuff I've used

Delicious Doodles - Grave Stones image (printed twice and layered)
Gloss card brayered with Adirondacks and a circle mask
DI - Weathered Wood for water colouring image
Sakura glaze and white fine pens for highlights

I'd like to enter this into

Delicious Doodles Challenge - Harvest moon

Sandie's- Some where to be me - Halloween

Thanks for looking

Be Good
Kath xx

Tuesday, 18 September 2012

LEJ Designs Challenge No 21 - Sparkle and Shine

Morning peeps
Challenge day again at LEJ Designs Challenge and this week its themed Sparkle and shine
Here's my DT make hope you can come and join in xx

The first randomly drawn name will win FOUR digi's of their choice from

The second will win 5 digi stamps of their choice from

The prize pot for using an LEJ Designs digi on your project is ONE digi's this week.

 We have osme new steam punk designs and papers in the shop if you fancy a browse  

Sunday, 16 September 2012

Making a Crafty Mess

Hi Peeps
Ive had lots of fun this week which has been great cause before that I'd had a few rubbish ones
so i thought I'd share a few makes and my Crafty Mess Challenge entry

Firstly This is my make for the Crafty Mess Challenge the theme is Vintage Paris

Id also like to enter it into
its Ch no 6 Anything Goes

Stuff I've Used
floral paper - Crafters Companion
Tim Holtz embossing folder - using a piece of canvas
Choc Baroque stamp
Graphic Fairy post cards
DI's Vintage Photo & Victorian Velvet
Bits from me stash

And here are a few things I've entered into this weeks Crafty Mess daily challenges over on face book, i managed to do a full week so was quite pleased with my little self and also I've entered the sketch challenge and the big challenge so all in all I've had a very crafty messy week ha ha

Big Challenge alter or jazz up a plant pot              Sketch Challenge

Below are some of my Daily Challenge makes

Try n bob in..... the girls are great and its a good laugh Crafty Mess Facebook group

Be good
Kath xx

Tuesday, 11 September 2012

LEJ Designs Challenge No 20 - Winter Wishes

Morning Peeps
Challenge day again over at LEJ Designs Challenge Blog ...
doesn't it come round fast ha ha

Here's my DT offering

Stuff Ive Used
LEJ Designs - Going for a stroll digi
Pro Markers
Crafters Companion - Backing scene
Vintage Photo DI
Papers from my stash
Lots of Glamour Dust :)

Hope you can come over and join in !

The first Randomly drawn name will win 3 Digis from
The second randomly drawn person will win these goodies from

There is also 3 digis up for grabs in the extra draw for using an LEJ digi in your make !
Be Good
Kath xx

Friday, 7 September 2012

SFTW Challenge 17- Starting Xmas Early

Good Morning Peeps
Its Challenge day over at
This time the theme is Starting Xmas Early
Heres my DT offering, hope you like it
Stuff I've Used
Choc Baroque -  Fat Robin stamp set
Memento pens
Clear fine EP
Vintage Photo DI's
Coredinations Card
Two tone ribbon from my stash
Sponsor for this challenge is Simon Says Stamps with a voucher of $25

Hope you can come and join in !

Be Good
Kath xx

Wednesday, 5 September 2012

Just a quicky

Hey Peeps
Just thought I'd share this card I've made for one of Steve's work mates.....I seem to have a new fan as this is this 3rd one Ive done for the same lad ha ha, hope he likes it .....I got the idea from a Hels Sheridan make in craft stamper :)

Stuff I've Used

Stampers anon stamp set - natures elements
Kanban Backing paper
Di's Black Soot
Raffia and brad
pound shop gems
Im entering it into Ch 30 Anything goes

Be good
Kath xx

Tuesday, 4 September 2012

LEJ Designs Challenge 19 - Autumnal

Morning Peeps
Here's my DT makes for LEJ designs Challenge - Autumnal

Stuff I've Used
LEJ Designs - Queen of hearts
Pro Markers
Glossy accents

The prize pot for using an LEJ Designs digi on your project is Two digi's this week.
We will have two prize winners this week, the first randomly drawn name will win 3 digi's of their choice from LEJ Designs
The second randomly drawn winner will win the Sensational Seasons CD from
Sharon Duncan Crafts

Looking forward to seeing your fabby makes
Be Good
Kath xx

Monday, 3 September 2012

Good Crafternoon

Hey Peeps

Well the son is settled in Aus and is loving it........... and I'm starting to save for a visit :)

Sorry I've not been around much but with helping David get on his way and friends and family dropping in to check on me, I've been a bit neglectful of you lot my mojo must have jumped in Davids case ha ha

Anyway here's a quick make I did this morn for a couple of challenges

Stuff Ive used
Little Claire Designs Stamp
Background printed from Serif CA
Nestie shapes
Candi buttons and ribbon

I'm entering it into
Crafty Mess Challenge - Animals with a blue theme
Pan Pastel Challenge - All About Stripes

I made this one for my friends Daughters 18th, suits her down to the ground ha ha

Stuff I've Used
Stampotiques stamp - Linda
DI's - Dusty Concorde, Black Soot
Printed sentiments and Hearts
Bit of net from my stash
Coredinations embossed with a folder ??

Entering into CBN challenge - Purple

Be good xx