Thursday 30 April 2015

Not A Card

Good evening. have had a lovely morning at Craft Workshop today, lots of chatting, laughing and even managed to make a card which I will post at a later time. :-)

Last week I went up to Guildford and spent the day with some friends. It was supposed to be a crafty day but not a lot of crafting took place. :-) although I did make this!

A button balloon. I really enjoyed making it and will be purchasing some canvas and using up some of my buttons. So simple to make but very effective. 

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Sunday 26 April 2015

I'm on a roll....

I have another card for you today and another challenge :-) The challenge is to follow this weeks sketch on Sketch Saturday

Here is the sketch

Here is my card. I have used a topper from Craftwork Cards 'Create with Cards Floral' . I have cut it with Spellbinders 'curved rectangle' dies. Backing card from stash, backing paper from Kit & Company 12 x 12 paper book. Ribbon from stash. Have used pearls instead of card candi.

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Saturday 25 April 2015

Tuesday Morning Sketches

I am no a roll at the moment :-). Am going to try & get all my cards for the year done over the next few weeks.. 

This card is for my nephew and I have followed the sketch over on this weeks challenge at Tuesday Morning Sketches

Here is the sketch

Here is my card. I have used one of my favourite characters, Wellington. The image has been decoupaged. The papers are from a Wellington paper pack. The backing card is from my stash. Have used some green and white twine and the greeting is stamped. 

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Friday 24 April 2015

Katy Sue CD & Craft Artist Professional

It has been a bit chillier today, hopefully we haven't seen the end of the nice weather and that it will be coming back. Had to go to the dentist today - ended up going twice as I got the time wrong!!! Was then taken out to an early dinner by my youngest son and his girlfriend which was really nice. 
Looking forward to tomorrow as I am hoping to spend most of the day on my craft room:-)

The card I have to show you today was made for a lady that loves shoes!! What better image to use than Katy Sue Fashionable Shoes CD. I started the card off in CAP. Did the 4 background layers. I imported the shoe from the CD and placed it on the background, added the greeting and the flower in the corner then printed it out. I then made several copies of the show and flower and printed them out. I stuck the background sheets onto a 8 x 8 card blank, decoupaged the shoe and the flower. I then added some Stickles to the center of the flower. For the insert I printed out the background sheet again with the 4 backgrounds minus the shoe and wording and stuck it inside the card. 

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Wednesday 22 April 2015

Crafty Morning Cards

What a lovey few days it has been. The weather has been beautiful. I hope you have all been making the most of it and enjoying it cause we don't know how long it's gonna last.

Here are some cards that I made last week, using all Stampin Up products. Lovely quick and easy cards. 
I love these little ties. Such great cards for the dreaded men! Ties stamped in coloured ink then cut out and stuck on with foam pads. Stamped greeting

On the left hand card the image was stamped using pens and then once stamped used an aqua pen to define the image. The butterflies were stamped out and then punched. 
On the right had card the image was stamped using ink and then matt and layered. 

To lovely quick and easy baby cards. Cute stamp set. Bottom half of card put through bubble embossing folder. Top part stamped with hearts. Duck images stamped and then layered and stuck on foam pads. 

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Thursday 16 April 2015

2 Challenges, 1 Card

Well what a beautiful few days we have had, hope it's here to stay. I have a card today that I am entering into 2 challenges. The first is at Cuttlebug Mania. There challenge is 'Button Up'. I have followed this weeks sketch over on Tuesday Morning Sketches 

I have made the card for my great niece. Not sure where the image came from but during my clear up I found quite a few images that need colouring. I coloured this image with promarkers. Backing card & paper are from my stash. Computer generated greeting with the plaque cut with a labels die. Buttons added from my stash. 

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Sunday 12 April 2015

Lovely day was had by all..

Yesterday I went to Ally Pally to the stamp show with my mate Pam. First time we have been to this show and we were surprised how small it actually was compared to other shows but we will definitely be going again. Didn't spend very much, well not compared to other shows but I was happy with my purchases and I even managed to get a couple of thongs on my wish list. 

Here is a picture of my rather small haul I got.

Now followers of my blog (if I have any :-) ) will know that I have been having a clear out of my craft room and have not been crafting since last year apart from my workshop cards. Well on Friday I actually made a card :-). and I am even going to enter it into a challenge over on Freshly Made Sketches

Here is the sketch I followed
and here is my take on it. I have used one of the topper sheets from Craft work Cards that came as a members gift from create and craft. I have matted it onto backing card from my stash, added a piece of ribbon and card candy to the center of the sunflowers. I have also added a few gems. No sentiment or greeting yet as not sure what I will be using it for. 

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Friday 10 April 2015

Not blogged in Ages

Can't believe how long it has been since I blogged last. I have finally finished - well almost - my craft room clearance and tidy up. I will finally be able to do a bit more crafting soon. Am really missing it. Not sure whether I said or not but my son moved out just before Christmas so I had to clear his room, which is also done now. Next job in there is to re decorate. 

I have been in a bit of a de clutter - next room was the spare room. This had become a bit of dumping ground but a couple of hours, a trip to the charity shop, the tip and doing a car boot sale, I now have my spare room back looking like a bedroom :-)

To relax  the evenings I have been knitting and here is my latest make, a jumper for my grandson.

I have still been going to my fortnightly workshop and here is the latest card that we made. The stamps are ALTENEW Hennah Elements. They are beautiful stamps and I desperately need these. :-) The stamps stamp out beautifully and lovely to colour. Mine have been coloured with promarkers. The greeting stamp was from a stampin up set. I have added some gems to the center of the flowers.

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