Monday, 20 May 2013

Thank You.

Good morning everyone it seems as if I haven't posted for ages. Probably because it is ages. I keep hoping that I'm going to have more time to craft but every week something else happens to run away with my free time. But I've managed to make a quick card. It would have been quicker if I hadn't had to try out the image on a piece of scrap paper first and if I hadn't managed to make a black mark when I was stamping the sentiment!

So here it is. What do you think? Do you think this colour combo works? I was pleasantly surprised  by how much I like it!

Products used all from Stampin' Up!
Image and sentiment :- Just Believe.
Colouring :- Stampin' Write markers in Primrose Petals and Garden Green.
Ribbon :- Stitched satin in Primrose Petals.
Punches :- Word Window and Modern Label.
Adorning Accents edgelits.

I've used the sketch from Freshly Made Sketches :-

Isn't that a great sketch? I love it. 

Well unfortunately I have to work today :(  poor me. I think I have a Monday holiday in two weeks so I'll just have to look forward to that. 

Thanks for looking and I hope you can find a minute to tell me what you think of my card.

Kat xx

Tuesday, 7 May 2013

Sweet Baby.

Well so much for my day off yesterday! I managed to spend a lot of my time baking for WRI teas for Wednesday. Today I finished by making fruit squares. We used to always call them flies' cemeteries. Sounds disgusting, I think it's because they're pastry top and bottom with a dried fruit filling. Quite yummy actually. I've never made them before so I hope they're ok. They're actually for the monthly competition but we'll have some for the teas too.

Does this make it clearer what a fruit square is?

Anyway enough waffle. I eventually managed to get time to make a card last night. I started to blog it but my internet connection was so bad that I couldn't upload my photo. So I gave up in disgust. Needless to say I had to do lots of housework this morning and then go to work. So here it is at last. Very simple but I quite like it.

Products used all Stampin' Up!
Image :-  Happy You - which is a Hostess set.
Colouring :- Stampin' Write markers. Pretty in Pink, Primrose Petals and Garden Green.
Ribbon :- Satin stitched ribbon in Primrose Petals.
Cardstock :- Whisper White and Pretty in Pink.
Embossing Folder :- Needlepoint Border.

Challenges :-
Retro Sketches

Papertake Weekly :- Anything Goes.
In the Pink :- Maybe Baby.

Ok that's me now. I'd best go and check up on my DT work and get organised for tomorrow.

Thanks for looking.

Kat xx

Sunday, 5 May 2013

Butterfly Wishes.

Hello everyone, I hope you're all having a lovely Bank Holiday weekend. Today here in North East Aberdeenshire it has been a beautiful day and it's still sunny now. It has been very windy, good for the washing, but not nearly as cold as earlier in the week.

I thought I'd just pop in and show you a quick card I've just made before I do my ironing!

Do you ever decide to follow a particular challenge and then discover that one element is missing and you need to improvise? I discovered that I didn't have a particular colour of card! But I do have a complete set of Stampin' Write markers.....problem solved!

This is what I made......

Products used all from Stampin' Up!
Sentiment :- Hopeful Thoughts.
Butterfly :- Papillon Potpourri cut out with Bitty Butterfly punch.
Embossing Folder :- Fancy Fans.
Colouring :- Stampin' Write markers in Baja Breeze and Daffodil Delight.
Cardstock :- Whisper White and Daffodil Delight.

Challenges :-
CAS(e)this Sketch

CASology :- Care.
Dynamic Duos :- Daffodil Delight and Baja Breeze.

My Time to Craft :- Sentiment as the main focus.

I have to admit it's not a colour combo I would have thought of using but I like it. I think it's quite cheerful for a get well card. What do you think? Do you like it? Don't be shy now, please tell me  what you think. I like to hear what other people think and I like to be able to visit you too. So don't be shy leave me a wee comment so I know who's visited.

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Before I forget I must just say welcome to my new followers. Hope you like what you see here and that you'll come back often.

I'm off now to do my ironing. Enjoy your time off if you have a day off tomorrow. If not don't work too hard.

See you again tomorrow and thanks for looking.

Kat xx

Saturday, 4 May 2013

Just for You.

Hi everyone, I'm a bit late today but I couldn't decide on a colour combo for the Less is More. Eventually I chose yellow-green and violet-red as these colours seemed to suit the stamps I wanted to use.

I stamped the flower directly onto the card. Then I masked it and stamped the trellis. Lastly I stamped the flower again, cut it out and popped it up on sticky pads. I stamped a "just for you" sentiment at the bottom corner and that's it - card made.

What do you think? Do you like the colour combo? I think it works quite well.

Products used all from Stampin' Up!
Images :- Summer Silhouettes and Summer Solstice.
Sentiment :- Just Believe.
Inks :- Rich Razzleberry and Lucky Limeade.

Challenges :-

Less is More.

Colour Challenge 
This month we would like you to choose TWO opposite colours from this Colour Wheel

Seize the Birthday :- Sketch.

Great sketch, I think this one could be useful for lots of occasions.

Don't forget to get in touch if you want to order any of these lovely Stampin' Up! products.

Thanks for looking and I'll see you soon.

Kat xx

Thursday, 2 May 2013

I'm on a roll!

Not like me to be posting twice in one day. Please scroll down to see my previous post if you've missed it. I know I'm only posting simple cards but sometimes you need to do a bit of thinking about even a simple card. Well I do anyway! Maybe I'm just slow lol!

Anyway here's my card, quite simple but I like it.

Products used all from Stampin' Up!
Image :- Secret Garden, bottom layer cut with maching die and next two layers cut with scissors and popped up on sticky pads.
Sentiment :- Just Believe set.
Cardstock :- Whisper White, Pretty in Pink.
Natural Composition Specialty DP.
Regal Rose Stampin' Write marker.

Challenges :- CAS on Sunday

I think the Secret Garden stamps are my favourite set from the 25th Anniversary catalogue! Don't forget if you want to order them or any other lovely Stampin' Up! product please get in touch.

Thanks for looking and I'd really love to hear what you think of my card so please feel free to leave me a comment.

Kat xx

A Simple Thank You.

I'm ashamed to show you my card as it's so simple. I loved the colour combo at Colour Q. Isn't it pretty.

And here's what I came up with. As you can see it's even simpler than simple!

I used Jen's lovely sketch at Less is More.

I used :- All from Stampin' Up!
Cardstock :- Whisper White.
Image and sentiment :- Easy Events.
Stampin' Write markers in Midnight Muse, Marina Mist, Pretty in Pink and Wisteria Wonder.

That's it then, I think it took longer to write about it than it took to make it!

If you would like to get your hands on any gorgeous Stampin' Up! products please do contact me!
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Thanks for looking. It's my day off today and funnily enough after a bright enough start it's now turned dull and rainy. Still all I want to do is stay in and craft. I might just go off now and organise our tea. We usually have home made curry on a Thursday. Catch you later.

Kat xx