Saturday, 10 September 2016

Super Striker

Hi Everyone,
Back for my second post of the day to show a card this time,

I have used LOTV's 'Super Striker' for my card which I stamped onto watercolour card and then coloured with distress inks. I kept the card very simple with pink petticoat papers and some twine. I used a Spellbinders Labels One die to cut out the image.

Hope you are all having a lovely weekend,
Kaz xx

North, South, East and West !

Good Morning Everyone,

I will be back later with a card but I wanted to just quickly pop in with a couple of pictures of the wonderful weather vane my super talented hubby (not that I'm in any way biased of course) has made for a dear friend of ours to cheer her up as she has been having a tough time recently.

He wanted it to be a bit reminiscent of the old seaside postcards hence the boobs and rather large bottom ! She absolutely loved it and it definitely cheered her up haha

Well thats all for now I will be back later to share a card,
Kaz xx

Wednesday, 7 September 2016

21st Birthday

Hi Everyone,

I have a couple of cards to show you today that I made for our daughters 21st recently, for the card from me and her dad I used the LOTV 'Jasmine Texting' as it reminded me so much of her...we are always saying that her phone is superglued to her hand !... Lol

The papers I used are from Etsy, the number dies are Stamping Up and I cut them from kraft and then gave a liberal coating of Wink of Stella which actually shows up quite well in the photo. The sentiments are LOTV too and the flowers Sue Wilson dies...I wish in hindsight I had left the flowers off as they dont look right :( but she liked it anyway.

The next card I made for our little granddaughter to give her mum....

I used a Digistamp Boutique image 'Mothers Love' the little girl is a bit older than my granddaughter as she is only 2 but I just loved the image when I saw it so decided to go with it anyway. I merged the image with another DB digi 'Flower Border'.........I am a bit embarrassed about my colouring on this card as it all looks a bit flat...that grass is atrocious ! I hadn't done any colouring in months and clearly need a bit of practice to get back into it.

The papers are Etsy and Tactile Studio, the sentiment computer generated, I added a seam binding bow and some Memory Box butterflies.

I have been spending this week sorting out my craft room as it had got completely out of hand while I have been laid up, because its the first room off the kitchen hubby tends to come in the back door into the kitchen and then anything he has brought into the house (usually from his shed/man cave) that doesn't have a home elsewhere tends to get dumped in my craft room.
Well now I am up and about again I have turfed it all back out and he is now barred from my room haha. Once I have it all sorted I will show a couple of pictures.

Thats all for now, thanks for looking

Kaz xx

Tuesday, 6 September 2016

I'm Still Here .....

Hi Everyone,

I can't believe I have been away so long :( or that I still have some followers left, thank you so much for sticking with me I'm hoping to be posting regularly from here on !

A lot has happened since I last blogged, got a shock diagnosis of borderline diabetes when I developed a very painful problem with both legs where they swelled dramatically and broke out into blister type sores which resulted in my having to have my legs dressed  twice a week for six weeks.
I have been very down and unable to craft at all due to not being able to sit with my legs down for any period of time, anyway after a stern talking to by my doctor I gave myself a massive kick up the backside and decided things had to change and started eating healthily etc and 4 weeks in I have lost 1 stone 4 lbs which I'm thrilled with (I have many more to go but this time I am feeling really determined that I will get there) and am starting to be able to do some exercise now my legs are almost healed.

I was thinking to help keep me motivated I might do a separate page to keep updated with my journey so that my lovely blog friends can choose to read it or not as I don't want to put anyone off looking at my blog because of waffle about things other than my cardmaking...what do you think ?

Anyway after said waffle Lol I do have a card to show you that I made before I became poorly for my friends wedding (the same friend I did the invitations for)

It was an 8 x 8 card and I used my Joanna Sheen bride and groom dies which I gave a coating of Wink of Stella, I scored the lines on the background with my hougie board and just added the joycraft heart stem and paper roses bought from Ebay. 
This was the first time I had ever made a predominantly white on white card and I really love how it turned out, I will definitely be trying it again.

Off now to catch up on some of your wonderful blogs, I'm so glad to be back I have missed everyone !
Thanks for reading,

Kaz x