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Sunday, 13 August 2017

Pamper Yourself

Hi Everyone,

Finally got here today, we have our granddaughter for the night and she has only just settled down the little monkey !

Today I am sharing the card I have made for our daughter's birthday tomorrow using Digistamp Boutique's 'Alyssa Relaxing'


I decided a while ago I was going to use this image when my daughters birthday come around as it is a bit of a standing joke that she spends half her life in the bath Lol
Then this morning the Dr Digi newsletter popped into my inbox with this new 'Bubbles' paper and it seemed meant to be ....
Any regular visitors to my blog may have noticed a lack of lilac/purple makes well to be honest this is the first time I have ever coloured in those colours so it was a bit out of my comfort zone...I tend to stick to pinks, greens and reds...but I had the lush purple ribbon and of course then found this paper so I put my big knickers on and gave it a go hehehe I'm quite happy for a first attempt though.
I added a computer generated sentiment, some pearls and also some stickles on the bath bubbles.

Challenges

DigiStamp Boutique - August challenge/Anything Goes




Bye for now,

Hugs Kaz xxx

Sunday, 6 August 2017

Karate Sammy

Hi Everyone,

Hope you are having a lovely weekend, the weather has certainly picked up :)

I have another male card to show you today, this time for a teen boy. I made this one for my friends son who is just becoming a teenager. I was struggling with ideas for his card as he isn't into football and I have made him skateboard related cards the last couple of years so didn't want to do another. Then up popped on facebook some photos my friend posted of him in his new karate kit and straightaway I knew which image I was going to use...DigiStamp Boutique's 'Karate Sammy'


The numbers are cut using a Stampin Up die, I stacked 2 black layers together and then coloured a white set bright red to match the brick and slightly offset them to get the shadow. I did the same with my new MFT Stitched Alphabet which I have been waiting to come back in stock for months since I saw them on Kat's card here and fell in love with them :)

Bye for now,
Hugs Kaz xxx

Saturday, 5 August 2017

Harry Fishing

Hi Everyone,

I have a lovely free weekend for crafting ahead of me so hoping to get quite a bit done, probably mainly Christmas themed as I am way behind on that front :)

The card I'm sharing this time though is a male birthday card using 'Harry Fishing' from DigiStamp Boutique.


I coloured him with Promarkers and matted him onto some black card, the backing papers are a digi download from Cuddly Buddly which I matted onto kraft, the scrim was from Ribbon Girl I think and the sentiment is Clearly Besotted.

I am entering this into the DigiStamp Boutique monthly challenge here

Bye for now,
Hugs, Kaz xxx

Thursday, 3 August 2017

Fairy Sparkle

Hi Everyone,

Well I didn't quite make it before midnight but I wanted to share a fairy card I made over the weekend, I used some freebie stamps from a recent magazine.


I started by inking a strip of hammered card with distress inks - Broken China, Peacock Feathers and Seedless Preserve. I then stamped 2 of the fairies from the set in Memento Onyx, the little can of fairy dust is a separate little stamp. I layered the strip onto a slightly larger strip of black card which I then mounted on my card. All I needed to do then is stamp the lovely sentiment from the set and add some little clear gems. You can't really see in the photo but I also added Wink of Stella to the fairy's wings and the fairy dust, it really sparkles IRL.

That's all for now,

Hugs, Kaz xxx

Tuesday, 1 August 2017

Xmas Bobbi

Hi Everyone,

Hope you are all well, I have a Christmas card to show you today using a DigiStamp Boutique image called 'Bobbi with Tree'


I coloured him with Promarkers and added red stickles glue to the baubles on the tree. The papers are really old freebie ones that I found while looking for something else recently. Dies used are Memory Box Snowflake Corners and Clearly Besotted Snowflakes.

Thats all for now
Hugs, Kaz xxx

Challenges
A Gem of a Challenge - Christmas in July

Blossom

Hi Everyone,

Well I finally got here Lol....last week was one of those weeks where I was chasing my tail the whole time, trying to get orders finished, looking after my grand-daughter who also stayed with us for 3 nights too as her mum went away with friends. I have definitely lived up to my blog name recently and been visiting/commenting on your lovely blogs at 3am !

Anyway now I am finally here I will get on and show you my card



I used a lovely Wee Stamps digi 'Blossom', I coloured her with my promarkers and mounted her onto one of my last little pieces of this gorgeous sage green card which I bought years ago now from ebay and I have never found this colour since :(  I also used some of my new Anna Marie paper. The striped ribbon was rescued from a flower basket I received and I just added twine, flowers, charm and pearls from my stash. Sentiment was a Nitwits magazine freebie ages ago and I stamped it in Memento 'Pistachio' to match the green card and papers, I did stamp it in black at first but it was too harsh I thought.

Thats all for now, I will be back later today with a Christmas card !

Hugs, Kaz xxx

Thanks to a heads up from Mrs A I'm entering this card into her Butterfly Challenge

Monday, 24 July 2017

Wedding Season

Hi Everyone,

I have needed to make quite a few wedding cards lately but I thought I would share the one I made on saturday for a wedding reception we were attending that night. It was a civil wedding so none of the usual images were suitable, eventually I decided to use one of the LOTV Statement sentiments.

I then attempted a 'frou frou' card as I call it Lol, now I love to see cards with gorgeous flower arrangements, die cuts etc like Sharon's, Kat's and Mandy's for example however it's not a skill I have mastered and I usually end up being disappointed with my efforts. I wasn't too unhappy this time but I think I will always feel a little out of my comfort zone. That's the great thing about crafting though isn't it, trying different things.



It is an 8x8 card and I used papers from tACTile Studios, Pink Petticoat and Anna Marie, dies are Joycraft and Impression Obsession and flowers from Wild Orchid Craft.

That's all for now,
Hugs, Kaz xx

Thursday, 20 July 2017

Another day, Another Odd Dog !

Hi Everyone,

My card today uses another Odd Dog image from LOTV...this one is 'Balloon'


I made a little A6 card this time, I had previously printed this image onto hammered card so I coloured with my promarkers and added Wink of Stella to the balloon. The bold red gingham paper is another magazine freebie and I just matted that and the image onto black card. I hand cut the flag banner and stamped the sentiment from Clearly Besotted.
I love the Odd Dog images as they are so quick to colour and he is so cute !

I'm entering this into the Pink Gem Challenge #198 - Animals

That's all for now,

Hugs, Kaz xxx

Tuesday, 18 July 2017

Odd Dog

Hi Everyone,

Back to share another card using one of the LOTV Odd Dog images, this one is 'Big Flower'



I used some freebie paper from inside this months Quick Cards mag, sentiment is also free with the magazine this month I just doodled the stitching around the edge. Some tiny XCut punched butterflies finishes it off.

I'd like to enter this into the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge

That's all for now,

Hugs, Kaz xx

Space Hopper Zoe

Hi Everyone,

I'm very late blogging today or you could say early Lol, I have had a really busy day with doctors appointments, blood tests etc but I thought I would pop in to share this fun card with you.

I have used DigiStamp Boutique image 'Spacehopper Zoe'


The papers were loose freebie ones but I think were Nitwits, I added some Memory Box die cut butterflies, pearls and ribbon from my stash. Sentiments made on my pc.

As soon as I saw this image I had to buy it as it brought back memories of my Space Hopper when I was a kid...I had a red one and I loved it. Who else had one as a child and what colour was yours ? Lol

That's all for now, be back later

Hugs, Kaz xxx

Entering this in the Digistamp Boutique July Challenge

Sunday, 16 July 2017

Summer Meadow

Good morning everyone,

Hope you are all having a lovely weekend, I'm just popping in to show you a little 5 x 5 card I made yesterday afternoon.



I cut a square of hammered card a bit smaller than the card base and blended Scattered Straw Distress Ink all over it, I like using hammered card as it gives a bit of texture and also because it is a bit more forgiving if you are like me very much a novice at blending ;) Then I stamped the meadow grasses stamp in Memento Black, this is where having a stamp tool would have come in handy (it's on my wish list) as it didn't stamp totally even towards the bottom of the image so after I had matted it onto a piece of deep red card I added the strip of ribbon just to cover that part. The card looks slightly orange in the picture for some reason but it is actually an identical match to the ribbon, punched a tiny butterfly out of a snippet of the card and added a single large black pearl.
Sentiment - Clearly Besotted.

Thank you for all of your lovely comments recently, I really do appreciate them so much

Hugs, Kaz xxx

Saturday, 15 July 2017

Two for One

Hi Everybody,

My first card to share with you did originally end up in the bin !


I used the stemmed flower from Penny Black set 'Petal Party' to stamp in Versamark onto Kraft then heated with white embossing powder. Started to colour with my Illustrator pens and that was where it started to go wrong lol,  I was colouring the petals and went over the embossing and it immediately stained so I had no option to then carry on colouring over the white embossed outline. When I finished I kept looking at it and thought no start again and binned it.

I then went to make a coffee and when I came back to my craft room about half hour later I saw it sitting on top of the bin and thought you know what that looks quite cool ! So I fished it back out and put it with this hot pink gingham paper scrap I had sitting on the desk. I covered the flower head with Wink of Stella and its really sparkly in RL. The sentiment is Clearly Besotted.

My next card is a christening card that someone requested, I used the LOTV image 'Baby Christening'



I used an Anna Marie 7x7 card blank and Pink Petticoat papers, I coloured the image with Promarkers and added a computer generated sentiment. Ribbon and pearls from my stash.

That's all for now,

Hugs, Kaz xxx

Rubbish Week !

Hi Everyone,

Well I'm finally here after a rubbish few days, my sciatica has been playing up so haven't been getting much sleep and then to top it all on Tuesday my elderly PC died quite literally with a bang :( Well as some of you know I am a complete computer numpty and so the answer to the question was everything backed up is devastatingly no.....so I am mourning the loss of every single digi image, digi papers that I have bought over the last 5 years (I think I may need counselling lol) and have spent the last 24 hrs trying to get my head around Windows 10 !
I managed to borrow my daughters tablet so that I could still check out your lovely blogs and commented on as many as I could but I couldn't work out how to load photos so haven't been able to share anything until today.

So because of all of that I have found myself making cards at 4am the last couple of days so I have a few to show you over the next few days, luckily I have quite a lot of digi images printed off ready for colouring so I have some to keep me going until I can start collecting them again and this time I will definitely learn how to prevent them from being lost.

Anyway if you are still here after all of that  😀 I do have a card to show you,


For this card I used some lovely new stash and a freebie stamp from one of the card magazines that again has been languishing in my 'to use' box for probably 18 months. I stamped the image onto super smooth card and coloured with my promarkers and illustrator pens, I wanted quite a muted look to go with the gorgeous paper from my new Anna Marie 'Bliss' pad ...I say paper but they are actually 250gsm so really good quality sturdy papers. I doodled a simple edge around the image with a fineline pen and then matted onto black card. Everything was then adhered to a 7x7 blank, again from Anna Marie. The sentiment came with the floral stamp and I just finished off with pearls from my stash.

That's all for now, see you soon

Hugs, Kaz xxx

Sunday, 9 July 2017

Winter Sparkle

Hi Everyone,

Hope everyone has had a lovely weekend, I had a lovely day crafting today fan going full blast !

The card I have to show you is using a lovely 'Stamps by Chloe' stamp which I'm ashamed to say I bought about 2 years ago and have never used, I don't know why as it is a gorgeous stamp and lovely quality too.

Anyway here is my card


I stamped the snowflake wreath with versamark and then embossed with Wow Totally Teal embossing glitter which is so sparkly but you can't make it out in the pic unfortunately. The paper is a magazine freebie from years ago and I mounted the wreath onto some silver mirri and added tiny pearls to the centres of the snowflakes. The sentiment is from Clearly Besotted.

Thats all for now, will be back tomorrow with something non Christmassy :)

Hugs, Kaz xxx

Thursday, 6 July 2017

Happy Penguins

Hi Everyone,

Its warmed up again here in Kent so I spent the morning making Christmas cards !

I have a CAS one to show you today, I'm really enjoying making this type of card at the moment (hope you are not bored of seeing them)


This image is DigiStamp Boutique 'Happy Penguins' and they do look really happy don't they.... sooo cute ! I didn't realise until I uploaded the photo that it was slightly out of focus, however the upside to that is that you can see the sparkle on their hats better. I used Diamond Stickles.
The sentiment comes with the image and I just mounted it on some ruby red card and added a bit of bakers twine from Hobbycraft.

That's all for now, back tomorrow with another Christmas card ;)

Hugs Kaz xxx

Tuesday, 4 July 2017

Thanks Teacher !

Hi Everyone,

Hope you are all well, sorry that I didn't get to post or comment over the weekend our daughter had plans so we had the little horror to stay :-) ....I use the term horror as a term of endearment we love her to bits but she really is a little horror at the moment too... 3 going on 15 !
As I keep telling my daughter though she really is just like her mum was at that age haha, but suffice to say she wears us out and although I planned to do some blogging in the evenings I was asleep in front of the Tv by 9 !

Anyway, I had a request for a couple of Teacher cards and here they are...


I used the super cute DigiStamp Boutique Rosie and Dan images here they are on offer at the moment too which I coloured with Promarkers. The A+ paper was in a digital pack I got from Sassy Designs when they rebranded as TACtile Studio, they were selling packs for 30 cents each I don't know what that is in sterling but pennies !
I didn't want to use loads of layers so I printed the main images off quite large and mounted onto a thin black mat. This was then added to a Kraft card base.
I found the little resin apples in my stash.

Rosie


                                                                    Dan


Thats all for now, will be back tomorrow with my first Christmas card of the year (got some catching up to do on that front ! )

Hugs, Kaz xxx




































































































































































































Thursday, 29 June 2017

Birthday Poppet

Hi Everyone,

Sorry I didn't get to post anything yesterday, I coloured this cute little image up but it didn't make it onto a card until this morning.
Last year I ordered from Cuddly Buddly Crafts and they sent me a cute stamp set free with my order, it is still available on their website here. I put it in my 'to be used' box and promptly forgot all about it until I found it again the other day, it's such a sweet image too as is the other one that comes with it.


The papers and sentiment stamp used were magazine freebies and I just added some punched flowers and tiny pearls from my stash. It's a smallish card - 5".

Off to do some catching up on your lovely blogs now,
Thanks for looking,

Hugs, Kaz xxx

Tuesday, 27 June 2017

Wedding Fever

Hi Everyone,

Thought I would pop back to show you a wedding card for a recent order, I have been asked for a few wedding ones so that's what I will be doing this morning I think.

This card is made using an embossing folder magazine freebie and Joanna Sheen Bride and Groom dies, I coated the Bride die-cut with Wink of Stella and then used tiny pearls to highlight some of the small flowers on the embossed pattern and on the dress. Sentiment is from a CB stamp set..


That's all for now, be back soon,

Hugs, Kaz xxx

Birthday Butterfly

Hi Everyone,

I have a little scalloped birthday card to show you today, I found some pretty card in my snippets box that I had embossed a few years ago to try out a freebie folder that came with one of the magazines. I had forgotten all about the folder until I came across this piece of card, I made a very quick and simple card as you can see...


I just cut a circle out of the embossed piece and matted onto a scalloped circle, the butterfly is made using my CB die and just popped up in the centre of the panel using silicone glue. I also went over the butterfly with Wink of Stella but it doesn't really show up in the pic. Very sparkly in RL though.
Just matted and layered with more snippets onto a little 5" scalloped card blank and added a few pearls. The sentiment is CB from the Many mini messages set.

As this card is made using entirely snippets from my bit box I would like to pop over for my first ever visit to Di and the Playground - Pixie's Crafty Workshop
I have wanted to enter this challenge for a long time so I hope there is room left in the sandpit ;) and judging by the amount of snippets I have (I keep even the tiniest piece of card and patterned paper as you never know when it might come in handy for a tiny flower or butterfly lol) I will be making frequent visits from now on !

Thats all for now, thanks for looking,

Hugs, Kaz xxx

Sunday, 25 June 2017

Karate Sammy

Hi Everyone,

Hope you are all having a lovely weekend, I have another couple of my 'flat' cards to show you today.
Both DigiStamp Boutique images and both coloured with Promarkers and Illustrators, the first one is Karate Sammy.....


As you can see super simple, papers from my bargain Works paper pad and a sentiment from Clearly Besotted which I embossed with Wow Opaque White embossing powder. I also used Glossy Accents on his eyes. I love this image I think he is really cute !

My next image is my favourite DSB character... Alf ! This one is called 'Alf cooling off'


As I needed to keep the card flat anyway I decided to print him out a bit larger along with sentiment so he was the focal point on the card, just matting him onto black card. The little flag of patterned paper wasn't planned originally but I decided it needed something in that corner just to balance it out. I think that's partly because of my need to add embellishments lol, although I must admit I have been enjoying making some more CAS cards for a change.

That's all for now, enjoy the rest of your weekend !

Hugs, Kaz xxx

Friday, 23 June 2017

Beautiful Blooms - Emma

Hi Everyone,

Thank goodness it was a bit cooler today with a lovely breeze so I managed to get quite a bit done for a change.

My card today is using a Tiddly Inks image 'Beautiful Blooms - Emma'


I have used a Kraft card blank (Hobbycraft) and more of that lovely freebie paper again which I can't seem to stop using at the moment, I also used it to die cut my flower from too. The flower die is Die'sire and the sentiment is from a CB set, I really love the font. Flower trim and pearls were from ebay.

I would like to enter this card into the Simon Says Stamp - Wednesday Challenge (Patterned Paper)

That's all for now, back soon

Hugs, Kaz xxx

Thursday, 22 June 2017

Vintage Bicycle

Hi Everyone,

Well 3 days in a row....woohoo, I'm really enjoying having something to show you and I have even been managing to catch up on some commenting on your lovely blogs too.

I was asked to make an assortment of 'flat' cards for my box at my friend's slimming club, the card I am sharing today is one of those. I have quite a few more to show you over the next few weeks but I will mix them up with some more embellished ones so it doesn't become samey (I dont think thats even a word is it Lol)

So on this card I used my Joanna Sheen Vintage Bicycle


I used paper from Dovecraft 'Back to Basics' pad, Xcut punch for the little butterflies and a Woodware punch for the tiny flowers. I added teeny pearls to the flowers and butterflies.
The sentiment is from a CB set - Sugar and Spice and you can't tell from the pic but I embossed the sentiment with clear powder.

Be back soon and thank you for looking and your lovely comments,

Hugs, Kaz xxx


Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Birthday Lola

Hi Everyone,

I hope you are all enjoying the lovely sunshine, I must admit I have been suffering a little its a bit too hot for me...the upside to that is that means I have been taking refuge in my craft room which is probably the coolest room in my house so I have a few cards ready to blog !

The card I'm sharing today is using a Pink Petticoat (now back and renamed The Lovely Studio) image,



 I have coloured her with my Promarkers and Illustrator pens and used some lovely Trimcraft papers that were a magazine freebie recently. The little snippet of pink flowery paper was from a 12 x 12 pad I got from The Works years ago when I first started cardmaking.

I am entering this card into Challenge #121 at In the Pink today, I have been wanting to start entering some challenges for a long time now but being a complete tech numpty Lol I couldn't figure out how to do it but thanks to the lovely Christine who talked me through it I have finally managed it.
Thank you so much Christine !

Be back soon, thank you for looking today,

Hugs, Kaz xx

Monday, 19 June 2017

Father's Day

Hi Everyone,

I'm here today with the father's day card I made for my father in law using another great Digistamp Boutique image 'Grandad Relaxing' coloured with my Promarkers.


I used a Kraft card blank from Hobbycraft and papers from the Works.

I would like to enter my card into the monthly challenge at DigiStamp Boutique

I hope everyone has been enjoying the lovely sunshine this weekend,
See you again soon,

Hugs, Kaz xx

Friday, 21 April 2017

Football Alf

Hi,
Finally back with you all and I thought I would show you a recent card I was asked to make, a 50th birthday for a Hull City fan !  I love the Alf character from Digistamp Boutique he just makes me smile so I decided to use 'Football Alf' for the card.



Its a large card 8 x 8, after googling the correct colours for Hull City I coloured Alf with my promarkers.  I used papers from Etsy and made my own 'Tigers' paper on the pc too as that is the teams nickname.  The numbers are cut with a Stampin'Up die and I cut 3 layers for those, 2 black layers and a white layer which I coloured to match. I then offset them slightly so that there is a bit of a shadow effect.

Thank you for looking today,

Hugs,
Kaz x