Saturday, 18 November 2017

Winter Birthday - My Time to Craft Challenge #359

Hi Everyone,

I'm back with my second post of the day to share my DT card for the new Challenge over at My Time to Craft  that starts today.

The theme is Winter Birthday and this is what I came up with

I used one of the new LOTV 'Modern Misses' ...this one is February but as it is a January birthday I have used the sentiment for that month. The plaid paper I found in my snippet box...I seem to have been using so many snippets lately but for some reason the box isn't getting any emptier lol
The wood effect paper is from a pad I got from The Works for £2 and it is such good quality, really thick paper. I matted onto Teal card and used a Martha Stewart punch for the border. The image is coloured with Promarkers and popped up on foam pads and I did some faux stitching around the sentiment.
Some lovely blue organza ribbon and pearls from my stash and thats it.

Don't forget to join us for the challenge, we look forward to seeing your creations !

I'm off into my craft room for the rest of the day now hopefully, enjoy your weekend
Hugs Kaz xxx

Santa Jingles

Good Morning Everyone,
I have another Christmas card to share this morning using a Pink Gem pre-coloured image 'Santa Jingles'

This is a little 5x5 card, paper is from my snippets box matted onto navy card. The dies used were Clearly Besotted and Joycrafts. The little sentiments come in the Topper kit.

That's all for now, I will be back later this morning with my DT card for the new challenge at My Time to Craft that starts today :)

Hugs Kaz xxx

Friday, 17 November 2017

Festive Cards

Hi Everyone,
I have a set of cards to share today that I made using a free kit from one of the magazines, I think it was a Hunkydory kit. I must admit I don't usually even open these but I really loved the colours when I saw it and I really enjoyed putting these cards together so I think I will probably do more in the future.

I just added ribbon and pearls/gems from my stash and a bit of card to matt and I have 10 quick cards for my Christmas box :)

That's all for now
Hugs Kaz xxx

Thursday, 16 November 2017

James and Snowman

Hi Everyone,
Where on earth has this week disappeared to ?!! I can't believe it is Friday tomorrow already and Christmas is definitely hurtling towards us at a slightly scary rate lol

With that in mind it's probably not a surprise that I have another Christmas card to share today, this is made using another LOTV Simply Print sheet 'James and Snowman'

This is another 8x8 card which I matted with smooth Kraft card, the papers are The Works and the Snowflake die is Clearly Besotted. Sentiment is DSB. Ribbon and pearls from stash.

I plan to use the smaller images to make a smaller set of cards and tags as I did with the previous image but time has been short this week.

That's all for now,
Hugs Kaz xx

Monday, 13 November 2017

Singing Robin

Hi Everyone,

Thank you for all the lovely comments on my last post, I hope you have all been having a lovely weekend. It has been non stop rain here again and hubby has been hiding in his workshop at the end of the garden as he couldn't do anything outside so there was nothing else for me to do but spend the day crafting...bliss :)

I recently bought quite a few of the Simply Print Christmas images from LOTV in an effort to boost my card count and also I thought they would be ideal for making my large 'special' cards for family.
The first card I have made is for hubby's parents

I used a lovely gold silk finish 8 x 8 card blank from Anna Marie Designs, the paper is Kaisercraft and is from a lovely freebie booklet in a magazine recently and I have matted that and the image onto navy card although it looks black in the photo as the lighting was bad again. I found the cute little heart die-cut in my snippets box (the die was another magazine freebie from 2 or 3 years ago now) and the pearl brad came from The Range. The gold organza ribbon I wanted to use was a bit too sheer on its own so I used it with a slate grey one underneath and I really like the effect.
You can't quite see in the photo but I added Stickles to the snow on the birdhouse and branches and also around the base of the tree.

As the Simply Print images print out over 3 sheets and I still need tons of Xmas cards I got my batch making head on Lol and thought while I was at it I would use the 4 smaller images to make some cards for my box and also slimming club's box.

I used various snippets of paper to make these very simple cards, keeping them nice and flat for postage I just added a few little snowflakes from a little punch my friend picked me up at a bootfair.
The 'Believe' sentiment is a freebie one from Annette at Netty's Cards, check out her blog here she has kindly produced lots of lovely sentiments and templates for crafters to use. The other sentiments are freebies from Buddly Crafts.

Then because I was on a roll I decided to make myself some cute little tags from the really small images, I cut them using a Clearly Besotted die.

The little sentiment is also CB.

That's all for now,
Hugs Kaz xx

Sunday, 12 November 2017

Exciting News !

Hi Everyone,

Hope everyone is having a fab weekend, we have had rain all day so I have been hiding out in my craft room :)
I have some exciting news to share ! I was thrilled recently when Shell asked me to join her Design Team over at her My Time To Craft Challenge blog
I'm a bit nervous as it's my first time on a DT so I hope I can do a good job :)

So I'm here to share my 1st DT card with you, the theme this fortnight is Paper Piecing and the challenge ends on 17th so you still have time to play at Challenge #358

I used a Woodware stamp for my card and lots of paper snippets from the ever growing mountain in my craft room ! You can't quite see in the photo but I have coated the berries with Glossy Accents.

As I had to stamp the bird several times to get the different pieces I made two other cards at the same time for my Christmas box, I didn't add ribbon to these ones so they are flatter for posting.

So that's 2 more for my Christmas stash !

That's all for now,
Hugs Kaz xx

Friday, 10 November 2017


Hi Everyone,

I have another lot of 'batch' cards to share with you today, first a set of Snowglobe ones that I made using a fairly recent freebie set from a magazine.
I'm sorry about the photos I'm having a lot of trouble with the settings lately plus I couldn't seem to get a photo without shadow (I really need a photo tent Santa if you're reading this ;) )

On this one I stamped the outline globe stamp in Versafine Onyx, then stamped the separate scene stamp then embossed the whole thing with clear powder. I then just added a touch of colour and Stickles to the snow. I realised after I stamped and embossed the image that I now had black snowflakes oops so I went over those with Stickles too.

Same image but embossed in Metallic Silver Superfine powder and matted onto navy card.

This one is again stamped in Silver and matted onto some gorgeous sparkly silver card from Papermill Direct. I'm totally in love with this card, it doesn't shed at all but unfortunately it only comes in packs of 5  sheets so I have been stroking rather than using hehe

On this one the globe is embossed with SuperFine Gold powder and the scene stamped in Versafine Onyx again, matted onto soft sheen gold card. The gems were added because I managed to get a black ink splodge :(

The sentiments on these cards are Clearly Besotted.

That's all for now,

Hugs Kaz xx

Thursday, 9 November 2017

Purple Butterfly

Hi Everyone,
Hope you are all ok, we are nearly at another weekend :) I have spent a lovely day chilling in my craft room today and managed to get quite a few Christmas cards done...still need plenty more though.
I also managed to make a card for the new challenge over at The Butterfly Challenge which is C for Chevrons and/or Purple (plus the butterfly of course) and this is what I came up with

I found the lilac chevron paper in my snippets box, I think it is from The lovely Studio (formerly Pink Petticoat) The butterfly paper was a magazine freebie and I have matted onto some purple Papermill Direct card. The butterfly was punched with a large Hobbycraft punch and the sentiment stamp was another magazine freebie a couple of years ago. Pearls and ribbon from stash.

I am entering this card into The Butterfly Challenge

That's all for now,
Hugs Kaz xx

Wednesday, 8 November 2017

Winter Wishes

Hi Everyone,
I'm finally back with a couple of Christmas cards to share with you, I've managed to add a few more to my card box in the last week or so....usually made at silly o'clock Lol

This first one was made with an embossed piece I found in my snippets box I think I had been trying out a magazine freebie folder and the Memory Box Tivoli Snowflakes (I used 2 together) I found in my die cut box and gave them a good coat of Wink of Stella. The sentiment is from a Woodware set.

This card is using the same tree stamp as the batch cards here but is just embossed in gold as is the sentiment from Clearly Besotted. I matted the panel onto Kraft card and added the strip of ribbon and a single large pearl from my stash.

I am entering this second card into Challenge #206 at A Gem of a Challenge - Ribbon and Pearls

That's all for now,
Hugs Kaz xxx

Saturday, 4 November 2017

Christmas Lights

Hi Everyone,

Hope you are all having a great weekend, I'm sorry I have been absent this week but I have had an ear infection and it really affected my balance and made me very dizzy so I have only been able to do 5 mins here and there on the pc :(
I have been catching up on your lovely blogs and also got to spend a bit of time in my craft room this afternoon, hoping to spend the day in there tomorrow too.

I have a Christmas card to share today using 'Christmas Lights' from Pink Gem Designs, its one of the images I chose after my recent win over at Gem of a Challenge and I really enjoyed colouring him up.

I coloured him with Promarkers and added Glossy Accents to the lights and baubles. I used a sparkle gel pen on the snowflake on his jumper and on the baubles which you can just about see in the photos. The paper is from a freebie magazine pack and the sentiment is from a DSB set.

That's all for now I will be back tomorrow with a couple more Christmas cards,

Hugs Kaz xxx

Sunday, 29 October 2017

Hubby's Birthday Card.....Take Two !

Hi Everyone,

Hope you have all had a fab weekend and enjoyed an extra hour lie in this morning :)

As you probably remember I had made a card for hubby's birthday yesterday, well I was looking on Bugaboo's Digi shop in the early hours of yesterday morning and I saw the perfect image so I just had to get it and quickly make a new card before he got up !
As soon as I saw 'Guy walking the dog' I knew hubby would love it, he is so in love with our new fur baby Chester.

I coloured him with Promarkers, the sentiment is from DSB and papers are from Anna Marie Designs and The Works. Pearls from stash.

Before I go I thought I would show you a piccy of cheeky Chester :)

Bye for now,
Hugs Kaz xxx

Friday, 27 October 2017

Jolly Holly

Hi Everyone,

Well we are nearly at the weekend again...where is the time going ?! I received my replacement appointment this morning...27th December ! I don't hold out much hope for them keeping that one either to be honest :(

I'm still in Christmas card mode as I still have quite a few to make so I have 2 cards to share with you, this one is using a lovely image from DigiStamp Boutique set called 'Sketchy Holly & Mistletoe' there are 2 images and 5 sentiments for 99p ! Bargain :)

Coloured with Promarkers, I added Wink of Stella to the bow and Glossy Accents to the berries and matted onto dark green card. I doodled a bit of stitching to the edge of the image and sentiment, a few red gems to finish and that's it. Its quite flat for posting too so that's a bonus.

The next card is using an image from the 'Cute Nativity' at DSB, I don't think it's available anymore unfortunately.

Coloured with Promarkers, the papers are from a freebie magazine pack. I matted the panels onto navy card and then onto a kraft card base. I added some navy and white twine which was a bargain from The Works...£1 for quite a big reel. Christmas tree charm from Ebay.

I am entering my angel card into The Holly and Ivy Challenge 17 - Anything Christmas Goes.

That's all for now,
Hugs Kaz xxx

Wednesday, 25 October 2017

The Gardener

Hi Everyone,

Hope you are all well and I would just like to welcome my latest followers, I really appreciate your visits :)

I'm back to share the card I made for my hubby's birthday next week using the cute Gardener image from LOTV, I love colouring these images especially doing their clothes

I used some lovely plaid paper I found in my snippets box which I matted onto ruby red card, the image was coloured with Promarkers and the little sentiment stamp is from a set I picked up in a 1 euro shop (bit like our Poundland) when visiting relatives in Spain. It stamped really well and there are loads of different sentiments in the set so it was a good find.

I would like to enter my card into the following Challenges:

Craftyhazelnuts Patterned Paper Challenge Oct - Use patterned paper
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes
Polkadoodle Crafting Challenge wk 42 - Anything Goes
As You Like It Challenge - People or Animals

Bye for Now,
Hugs Kaz xxx

Christmas Cats

Hi Everyone,

When I saw the new 'Large Christmas Cats' image from DigiStamp Boutique I knew I had to get it to use for my brother and sil's Christmas card as they have 14 rescue cats and are cat mad !

My SIL isn't keen on fussy cards so I kept it simple by printing it large enough to fit the whole front of the card adding a DSB sentiment as well. I coloured the image with Promarkers and added Stickles to the hats and the snow.
The panel was matted onto red card and I added some sparkly twine from The Works.

That's all for now
Hugs Kaz xxx

Monday, 23 October 2017

Batch #3

Good Morning Everyone,
I'm back with the 3rd lot of batch cards, I have to say I'm feeling a lot less stressed about Christmas than I usually am at this time Lol.
Usually every year at this time I haven't started my cards and I would be panicking but this year I have nearly finished them and I have been actually enjoying making them instead of it being a chore.

This first lot are my favourite of all so far, I used a freebie digi image from Buddly Crafts and I enjoyed colouring it so much that I made 8 of these

I coloured them with Promarkers and Illustrators and added Glossy Accents to the leaves and berries. I made 4 matted onto red and 4 matted onto green. They are 5 x 5 cards.

The next ones I used a Docrafts stamp  I have had for a couple of years

I stamped the tree with Versamark ink and heat embossed with Wow superfine silver powder. I matted the panels onto black card. I made 2 of these with brightly coloured gems and 2 with the more traditional red and green gems.

The sentiment on both sets of cards is Clearly Besotted.

That's all for now,
Hugs Kaz xxx

Sunday, 22 October 2017

Monster Birthday

Hi Everyone,

I was stumped on what to do for my best friends little boys birthday card so I was looking through challenges for inspiration this morning and when I saw the latest Less is More Challenge - Monsters I had a lightbulb moment :)
This is the card I came up with using a DigiStamp Boutique image

I coloured him with Promarkers and added Wink of Stella to the candle flames and of course he had to have googly eyes ! The sentiment comes with the image and I just matted onto some bright blue card.

Challenges :
DigiStamp Boutique October Competition - Anything Goes
Less Is More - Monsters
I Love Promarkers - Birthdays

That's all for now,
Hugs Kaz xx

Saturday, 21 October 2017

Bert at Christmas

Hi Everyone,
Hope you are all enjoying your weekend, it has been really windy and downpours here all day so perfect excuse to be in my craft room ;)

I have a Christmas card to share this time using 'Bert' from DigiStamp Boutique, there are 2 images in the set so I will show you the second one in a day or two.

I have coloured him with Promarkers and matted onto navy card. The DP is from a freebie magazine pack and I have added some punched snowflakes. It doesn't show up in the photo but the snowflakes, stocking and Bert's hat have had the Wink of Stella treatment.

I am entering this card into the following Challenges:

Cute Card Thursday Challenge 500 - Snowflakes
Passion for Promarkers #417 - Anything Goes
Christmas at Sweet Stampin - Anything Goes

Bye for Now,
Hugs Kaz xxx

Gardening Alf

Good Morning Everyone,
I'm feeling really frustrated today and a bit fed up because I have been psyching myself up all week to get the results of my MRI/Tests on Monday and they have just cancelled my appointment for the 3rd time !! So more waiting :(
To take my mind off it I have a lot to do in my craft room this weekend so that should help a bit.

I have another Alf card to share with you today hehe with a challenge in mind, As You Like It Challenge - People or Animals....Definitely people for me especially Alf as regulars to my blog will know I just find him so much fun to colour and he always makes me smile.

I have coloured him with Promarkers, papers from The Works. Sentiment from Clearly Besotted and twine and button from my stash.

I would like to enter this card into the following Challenges:

As You Like It - People or Animals
DigiStamp Boutique - October Customer Competition
Digi Choosday Week 42 - Anything Goes

Back later with some Christmas cards,
Hugs Kaz xxx

Friday, 20 October 2017

More Batch Cards

Hi Everyone,

I have the next 2 batch designs to share today,

This one is another Woodware stamp which I stamped in Versamark and heat embossed with superfine gold powder. I drew the string in with a gellyroll sparkle pen. The panel is matted onto the same pearlised gold card as the reindeer one yesterday.
The sentiment is Clearly Besotted 'Many Mini Messages'

This one I'm really not sure about....
I used a freebie bauble die from several years ago which I cut from glitter card and then backed with red and gold card and fussy cut round. Again I drew the strings in with a sparkle pen, they do show up more in 'the flesh'. I mounted the baubles onto cream card and matted that onto silver mirri.
The sentiment is from the Woodware 'Winter Trees' set from yesterday and I heat embossed with superfine silver powder. I only made 2 of these ones because i really can't decide if I like it or not ;)

That's all for now
Hugs Kaz xxx

Thursday, 19 October 2017

Batch Cards

Hi Everyone,

I have been busy the last couple of days batch Christmas card making as I realised I really needed to get a move on to catch up or I would be sending shop ones this year. I don't usually batch make but I decided this year to come up with 4 or 5 designs that I could replicate easily to send to distant family/friends and neighbours. I thought this will then give me more time for making my 'special' cards without rushing at the last minute and may also mean that I actually get my cards in the post before the Christmas post deadline...well that's the plan anyway ;)

So today I'm sharing the first 2 that I came up with

This one is using a Woodware set 'Winter Trees'
I started by cutting some 3.5" squares of white card which I dusted with Broken China and Peacock Feathers Distress ink using my ink duster brushes. I used a water brush to flick some water drops over the top and mopped up the excess with kitchen towel.
I then stamped the hills and trees (which are all individual so you can make up whatever scene you like) with Versafine Black Onyx. I added a little stardust Stickles to the snow mounds for a bit of sparkle and matted the panel on to navy card.
The sentiment is from another Woodware set. I made 6 of these.

This card I started with some 3" squares of cream hammered card which I matted onto some subtle sheen gold card from Anna Marie designs. I cut the Reindeer from Joanna Sheen out of gold glitter card from Hobbycraft. The sentiment is from the previous 'Winter Trees' set and I stamped in Versamark and heat embossed with super fine gold powder. I also made 6 of these.

I will be back later with the next 2 batch makes.

Bye for now
Hugs Kaz xxx

Wednesday, 18 October 2017

The Workbench

Hi Everyone,

I have another male card to share today, I seem to have been making mainly male cards recently.
This one is using an LOTV digi 'The Workbench' which I coloured with Promarkers.

I used magazine freebie papers matted onto buff card and the sentiment is from a DSB set.
I used a simple layout which I think works well for male cards especially,

Bye for now,
Hugs Kaz xxx

Monday, 16 October 2017

Just a Note


I have a little notecard to share today that I made with the latest Butterfly Challenge in mind where the theme is V for Vertical and/or D for Damson.
I used a Clearly Besotted set - Butterfly Additions and VersaColor ink cubes to stamp the butterflies, I have got the matching dies for the set but as my Ebosser has gone to die cutter heaven ;) and I'm waiting for a replacement I fussy cut them instead.

I added a couple of clear gems to the 3D butterflies and the sentiment is from a freebies sentiment set. The panel was adhered to a little A6 card blank. I'm planning on making a couple of sets of these in different colours to give as stocking fillers.

Bye for now 
Hugs Kaz xxx

Sunday, 15 October 2017

Girl with Trike

Hi Everyone,

I realised I hadn't shared the card I made for our gorgeous granddaughter Freya's recent birthday, I can't believe she is 4 already and will be starting school next year...where has the time gone ?! With my daughter being a single parent she relies on us for childcare so that she can work which means that we get to spend loads of time with Freya and she is the apple of our eye...she makes us laugh constantly with her antics even when she is being a little monster ;)

When I saw this Elisabeth Bell stamp (unfortunately the package doesn't have a name on it) I knew I had to get it for her card as we bought her a traditional trike last year which she absolutely loves

I used Birthday Script card from Anna Marie designs, the 4 is from a Stampin Up die and for the flowers I used a Tonic punch. The sentiment is from the Simply Teddy Birthdays set from DSB and I just ran around the edge with a pink marker.

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:
In the Pink Challenge #126 - Ribbons & Bows
The Cutie Pie Challenge #116 - Think Pink 

And before I go I thought I would share a photo of the little monkey herself :)

Bye for now,
Hugs Kaz xxx

Saturday, 14 October 2017

Sketchy Christmas

Hi Everyone,

Hope you are all having a fab weekend, I have a couple of Christmas cards to share with you today using 'Sketchy Christmas Word Art' from DSB.

On this one I used some freebie paper from a magazine and matted onto forest green card. Added red glitter glue for the berries.

This one also uses freebie paper matted onto silver mirri, this time I used Stardust stickles for the berries and added the organza bow.

I am entering this card into the following Challenges:

Fab'n'Funky Challenge #366 - Word Art
ABC Christmas Challenge - U for unlimited V for Vibrant

Bye for Now
Hugs Kaz xxx