Sunday, 22 May 2016

Gone Fishing

Good Afternoon Everyone,
Woohoo twice in one day ! Thought I would pop on to share my last card from last weekend's crafty session....then I can start catching up with this weeks makes Lol

I love Digistamp Boutiques character images... this is Ralph - Birthday Fishes. He is coloured with Promarkers/Spectrum noirs and the papers are from LOTV. I added some card candy type embellies that have been in my stash since I first started cardmaking I think, I just thought they went with the papers well.
The sentiment is from Clearly Besotted and for some reason looks absolutely huge in this photo.

Hope you are all having a fab weekend, unfortunately we have rain but that's ok as it means more time in the craft room ;)

Bye for Now,
Kaz x

Snowflakes in Spring

Good Morning,
I have a couple of Christmas cards to share with you today, the first one is made using a freebie snowflake background stamp from a magazine.

All I did was stamp sideways onto a pale blue panel using white pigment ink then switched the stamp around and stamped again so that opposite corners matched. I then stamped a Clearly Besotted sentiment with white pigment ink onto a strip of vellum and heat embossed with clear powder. I wrapped the sentiment strip around the panel then fixed the panel to an A6 blank. I really liked how this turned out and think I will probably do some other variations of it for my christmas box.

For my second card I used a sheet of Pink Petticoat (now sadly closed) paper which I just matted onto some pink card after printing a sentiment also from PP straight onto the paper. I mounted this onto a 6 x 6 card blank and added a couple of die-cut snowflakes and pearls.

Thats all for now,
Kaz x

Wednesday, 18 May 2016

Catching Up....

Good Morning,
I had a lovely morning yesterday with my grandaughter, she seems to have shot up all of a sudden as I hadn't seen her for a couple of weeks. She started nursery 3 days a week about a fortnight ago and she absolutely loves it, she was full of chatter yesterday telling Nanny everything they do there and all about her new friend Charlie. The nursery staff  tell my daughter that they are besotted with each other and hold hands all day lol even while they are eating lunch ....they are nearly 3 !! Bless them :)

Anyway I have a couple of cards I made at the weekend to show you, the first is a Christmas card....

Very simple and quick this one, I made a top folding A6 blank first, then on another piece of white card which I had already printed with a Pink Petticoat sentiment I stamped the gorgeous reindeer with clear embossing ink and heat embossed with fine detail gold powder. I love this little stamp which was a magazine freebie, I love all the detail in it and it stamps beautifully. I just added a little dot of red stickles for his nose :) and then matted onto red card. 
As I said very quick and easy and great for batch making if you have loads of christmas cards to do at the last minute like I always seem to !

My 2nd card was probably even quicker lol (lately I haven't had any time for colouring but still need my crafting fix !) all I did was print one of the Sketchy Flowers from Digistamp Boutique onto some dp from Tactile Studio, stamp the sentiment (magazine freebie) and added diamond stickles to the image. Matted onto Kraft card.

Back soon with a couple more cards from the weekend,
Hugs, Kaz xx

Monday, 16 May 2016

Guest Book

Good Morning Everyone,
Well I am back at last, my crafting has been very sporadic of late unfortunately just been feeling so tired. I have my machine now for my sleep apnoea but it is taking me a while to get used to it. I didnt realise quite how claustrophobic I was, so far I have only managed a maximum of 2 hours before waking in a panic and literally ripping the mask off my face but I will perservere I know it will be worth it once I settle into using it.

One of few good things about not getting much sleep is that I have been managing some crafting in short bursts, and yesterday I finished decorating the Guest Book for my friends upcoming wedding so I thought I would share that with you today.

I bought a plain ivory guest book online and decorated with Noor/Joycraft foliage die-cuts, the red bobbly strings (technical term ! lol) pearl strings and chipboard words are from Love to Craft and Create and the yummy flowers are a mixture from Joycraft and ebay. 
I have never decorated anything other than cards before so I was quite pleased how it turned out and my friend was over the moon with it so that was good.

Two weeks left before the wedding and I still have the table plan to do but several guest drop outs including the Best Man who decided yesterday that he can no longer do it ! mean I can't do it yet so looks like it will be a very last minute panic lol...bless her she is tearing her hair out....

I have managed quite a few cards lately so I will be back later to share one with you or maybe even two .... ;)

Bye for now and thank you all for your lovely words I appreciate it so much,

Hugs, Kaz xx