Monday, June 30, 2008
And hey presto I have just received the same award from Jacqui and Allison. Does this mean I get to display it three times...thanks for thinking of me girls.
The rules for this award:
1. The winner can put the logo on their blog.
2. Link the person you received your award from.
3. Nominate at least 7 other blogs.
4. Put links of those blogs on yours.
5. Leave a message on the blogs you've nominated.
Now comes the difficult part which 7 out of all you talented folk out there do I choose..well here goes.
Kirsty Wiseman's blog and hey that does the trick. She has a wicked sense of humour and a great take on life so pop over for a lookie and be warned you will be well and truly tickled. It's a beautiful morning here in Aberdeen, my birthday boy is outside chewing on his birthday bone, I am well and truly tickled and kickstarted so off to get some crafty work done. Enjoy your day wherever you are. Love Kath xxxxxx
- Images: from Nitwit Collections - Farley and Friends
- Alphabet: Thickers from American Crafts
- Chipboard Heart: Chippies from Woodware
Sunday, June 29, 2008
So slow down a bit everybody and let this old gal catch up..... Love Kath xxxxx
Inked the card with a pink from Colorbox Queue and inked black spots with a finger dabber.
Paper: Enchanted Collection from Craftwork Cards
Quote: Vellum Sticker from Brenda Pinnick
Bracket: Thickers from American Crafts
Sentiment: HOTP Clear Stamp set
Ribbon: American Crafts
Saturday, June 28, 2008
- Cardstock: Bazzill Lime
- Background Paper: Dottie from Little Fleurs CD Pink Petticoat
- Image: Penny Black "Too many candles"
- Rub-on's: Doodlebug Simply Sweet & All Mixed Up
- Chipboard: Thickers from American Crafts
- Ribbon: Poppicrafts
Friday, June 27, 2008
PS....well don't you just learn something new every day..my good friend Cass informs me that my two inchies are actually called "Twinchies" how cute is that - thanks for that Cass. To answer a question I am often asked - you cut out the 2" squares and stick them down with low tack tape onto your work mat before you stamp... it works better than stamping and then cutting, don't know why.
Thursday, June 26, 2008
- Papers: K & Co..Hopscotch Girl
- Number Template: Craftwork Cards
- Gems: Hero Arts
- Rub-ons: Doodlebug Simply Sweet
The sketch for this week's challenge on 2 Sketches4You was set by Kazan and I really didn't think I would find the time to enter.....this week has been a real "out of my comfort zone" week - commission cards for that most awkward of species...MEN. This card is for a young go-getter who has just been promoted at work and as I was completing it, Kazan's sketch caught my eye sitting propped up on my desk and yippee, I think it fits the sketch rather well so one less thing to do.....
- Cardstock: Bazzill
- Papers: K & Co; Daisy Bucket
- Saying: Brenda Pinnick Vellum Sticker
- Letters: American Crafts Cardstock Stickers
- Brads, Eyelet and Paper Clips from my stash
Wednesday, June 25, 2008
The challenge on Arty Girlz this week is NATURE. Well it's all around us....animals...trees, flowers.. it never fails to amaze me with its beauty and inspiration. My card for the challenge is using my favourite black and white just introducing a little bit of colour with the spotlight circles and self adhesive gems which are green but don't show up well because I had to use flash today in the poor light - yes it's raining again.....
- Stamp: Agapanthus from Stampendous
- Sentiment: HOTP Clear Stamps
- Gems: Hero Arts
- Cardstock: Black
The side panels on the card were done using the Ink Embossing Technique with my new toy "the Cuttlebug". Dead simple - ink the inside of your embossing folder - I used a brayer because I think it gives a more even coat of ink but you can do it with an inkpad just don't be too heavy handed, insert your card and run it through the machine...and what a fabulous effect. I used linen card and although it doesn't show on the pic, it has a textured effect almost like fabric. If you haven't already tried this, give it a go.....you will love it. There is a video on You Tube - just enter Cuttlebug in the Search box and it comes up with lots of techniques to use with this little machine.
Black Card for matting and layering
- Embossing Folder: Stylised Flowers
- Stamps: Agapanthus from Stampendous; Sentiment from HOTP clear stamps
- Chipboard numbers: Thickers from American Crafts
- Black Satin Ribbon...Self Adhesive Clear Gems
Tuesday, June 24, 2008
COULD I MAKE A CARD?.... Of course I will, in fact, a lot more than one...but this is where I need your help....if you could each make ONE card...what a difference it would make.....so come on girls...we are all at risk from this terrible disease...so I am counting on you.
Here is the deal...you e-mail me (you will find it on my profile) and I will send you my address, send the card to me here and I will forward them to my friend. Now it's only fair that there is a little incentive here to get your mojo going....I will create a post at the top of my blog and when I receive your card...I will list your name and at the end of July, a name will be chosen at random and there will be some fab goodies for the lucky winner.
P.S. Card with envelope and if possible a cello bag all ready to be sold......I am counting on you all..don't want my friend to think that I am "BILLY NO MATES".
Sunday, June 22, 2008
WHAT WAS HAPPENING 10 YEARS AGO?
Well I am a lady of a certain age and remembering what happened yesterday is sometimes a problem but I was taking driving lessons and driving my poor instructor Drew to distraction - he never said much but the big sigh and the rolling eyes gave it away.
NAME 5 THINGS TO DO TODAY:
Having a bit of a lazy day today. so shower, clean my teeth, walk the dog, have breakfast and make the supper.
SNACKS I ENJOY:
Cheese..cheese and cheese.....I know it's fattening but I do love cheese and the stronger the better - a nice bit of Stilton that could cross the room by itself......lovely with a glass of wine.
THINGS I WOULD DO IF I WERE A MILLIONAIRE:
Well that's a silly question...fly to the US once a month first class to stock up on more crafty stuff and probably a bigger house to fit it all in. And do you think I could persuade Tim Holtz to come and be my private craft tutor.
PLACES I HAVE LIVED:
I have always lived in the North East of Scotland and wouldn't live anywhere else - 15 minutes by car from the centre of Aberdeen but with mountains and forests right on my doorstep....love the unspoilt countryside and the bracing clean air....even on horrible days like this.
I now have to pass this onto 5 other LUCKY people..so here goes........my Fiskars mates...told you I would get you back....
Lorraine; Karen & Georgie and my Funky Hand mates Heather & Tip Top. Sorry girls.
Saturday, June 21, 2008
I cannot imagine my life without my dog and love my Golden Retriever Buddy to bits, he's still young and can be a little bit naughty but I'm sure he will grow up to be a true and faithful friend. So my choice was this ever so cute little puppy showing his love with a rose. I used a pawprint punch to make a negative and dabbed ink through it and then a little bit of doodling to finish - I am getting worried - this is becoming a bit of an obsession.
- Papers: Little Fleurs Collection from Pink Petticoat
- Image: Penny Black Clear Stamps - Critter Party
- Sentiments: Brenda Pinnick
- Flower and Paper: Little Fleurs CD from Pink Petticoat
- Sentiment: Clear Stamps HOTP
Friday, June 20, 2008
Well don't know if it's fabulous but it is quite FUNKY....
Papers: Funky Hand.."V Funky" CD and HOTP
Ribbon & Chipboard Letter: American Crafts
Brads: from my stash
Lots of inking edges and doodling
Thursday, June 19, 2008
Now orange isn't really my colour but with the brown and dusky green, I felt it needed something to give it a bit of zing....
Background Paper: Memory Stor
Birdhouse: Self Adhesive Cardstock from DCVW
Ribbon: American Crafts
Flowers: Prima Artful Collage
Rub-on's: Doodlebug All Mixed Up
Stamp: Rhona Farrer Autumn Leaves
Image: Too Tweet from Pink Petticoat
I just love this adorable collection of cute birds from Pink Petticoat
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
The challenge this week from Arty Girlz is "Hint of Pink"..I didn't find the time to do last week's challenge so was determined to get one done this week and this was using up the left over paper from a card order this morning. No waste with us crafters. This one is for Heather who is waiting to see what I do with my new stamps.....hope it gets the thumbs up.
- Stamp: Fresh Bloom from Stampendous
- Flourish from Rhona Farrer - Autumn Leaves Collection
- Papers: Memory Stor overstamped with Versamark Inkpad
- Quote: Brenda Pinnick
CAROL has made some wonderful cards with these stamps... pop over to her blog.....I kid you not this lady is very...very talented and you will be totally inspired by her creations and while you're there you can take a peek at the photos of the baby hedgehogs...they are adorable.
Tuesday, June 17, 2008
No cardmaking today...am off out for lunch with a lovely group of girls who used to attend my ceramic classes (that was my passion before paper crafting) ....so good food and a blether..maybe even a glass of vino.....almost as
good as crafting.
Monday, June 16, 2008
Quite happy with the finished results but it's just a pity that my photography skills are crap - can't seem to get the cards straight in the piccy.....something I need to work on...don't you think.
Well it's a gorgeous day here so off to eat my lunch in the garden and then on with the orders...this time a birthday card for a 2 year old G..I..R..L......HOORAY.
Sunday, June 15, 2008
Background Stamp..Hero Arts Delicate Woven Fabrics
Background Stamp..Hero Arts Friends Background
Flowers..Prima Artful Collage
Eyelets..WeR Memory Keepers
Saturday, June 14, 2008
Thanks to Carol for leaving a comment on my post and a goody bag is on its way. I did laugh when she said that she had gone to Costco to check it out because she too had ditched the wrapper (sorry recycled) ....my goodness why didn't I think of that....I only live 5 mins drive away and would you believe I was there yesterday. Now you are wondering if I am allowed out by myself.
Again I am using this fabbie paper from Costco and to be honest I don't think I will get through it in my lifetime - what have I used so far 3 half sheets of 300.
- Stamps : Travel Clear Stamps
- Eyelets large : WeR memory Keepers
- Rub-on's : Doodlebug All Mixed Up
Suddenly decided that I didn't like the look of my blog and thought I would quickly change it...several mugs of coffee and lots of swear words later......about 11.30pm I finally got it sorted and fell into bed totally pi**ed off with myself....what a waste of a crafting time....
It's a complete change of look ....not entirely convinced I like it but hey I've learned my lesson and it's staying that way...well maybe for the time being.
Friday, June 13, 2008
Had a little bit of therapy this afternoon watching the American Design Craft programmes on QVC - the only ones I watch apart from scrapbooking hours. Rosemary Merry was on with American Crafts stuff (one of my favourites) and I got some Thickers....metallic this time...they are fab and can't wait for them to arrive. Well enough rambling for one day off to do some Funky Hand stuff and then I get to play ..didn't manage many challenges this week and I am suffering withdrawals...so this weekend is me challenge heaven time.....remember the Penny Black Challenge starts on Saturday...should be a goodie - can't wait to see all your entries.
Enjoy your weekend!!
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
This week's sketch on 2Sketches 4You has been set by Kazan Clark. I really enjoyed this sketch using my favourite colour scheme Black & White adding the red to zing it up a bit. The flourish has been stamped onto white card, cut out and mounted on 3D foam pads. The flowers were actually pink but I coloured them with a red inkpad and gave them some black dots with a Sharpie and the stickers were also stuck onto white card and cut out and mounted on 3D foam pads.
Papers: Pink Petticoat
Flourish: Rhona Farrer Autumn Leaves Clear Stamps
Flowers: Heidi Grace
Sentiment: American Crafts Remarks Stickers
Tuesday, June 10, 2008
I have sanded the Bazzill card to make the dots show up better and then on the white core cardstock you get a polka dot effect when you sand.
The Liz Earle Summer catalogue arrived and on the back it says "Recycle or give to a Friend" but hey I think it would make a lovely card....don't you..mind you same image on the back..so that's two cards.
Ah..forgot to tell you earlier..I was sitting having my coffee this morning outside when a little field mouse appeared from nowhere...he obviously wasn't bothered about me and scuttled around for ages going about his daily business.......will have the camera at the ready tomorrow..so here's hoping that I get some pics...he was so darned cute.
Enjoy the rest of your day and happy crafting all.
Monday, June 9, 2008
I am working on a few projects at the moment ...hush...hush...top secret. all will be revealed soon. I am being naughty because I hate when other people tease.
Had to go and get some cardstock and insert paper today...my local paper mill has the most fab craft shop.. The Papeterie... the cardstock is brilliant 300 gsm, beautiful quality and a ridiculous price for a large box. If you live in the North East of Scotland, you have to pay a visit...
Well what do us girls do when we are feeling down...have a spending spree and I bought some fab Collage Hero Arts stamps and some other little bits and pieces. Will share with you tomorrow when I get the old camera back. In the meantime I hope the weather is nice where you are...ENJOY.
Sunday, June 8, 2008
Papers....Dovecraft Masculine Collection:
This is more my style of card - simple with a little bit of doodling.
Saturday, June 7, 2008
Papers - "Little Fleurs" Collection Pink Petticoat: Red cardstock: Hearts cut with Quickutz: Apples - circle punch
Friday, June 6, 2008
Large Monogram: Heidi Grace
Papers, brads, sentiments, chipboard heart and ribbon: Creative Keepsakes
Blue cardstock: Softies Collection from Craftwork Cards
Terracotta Paper: That fab Costco deal again
Quote: Brenda Pinnick Sticker
Flourish Stamp: Autumn Leaves - Rhona Farrer
Birdie Image: from my FH team mate Carol in a PIF Candy
And some more doodling...loved this challenge and I am in love with this colour scheme so beware you could be seeing it again.....
Big congratulations to my Funky Hand team mate....Jozza who is featuring as Guest Designer for the whole month of June...we are in for a real treat as she makes some fab cards..well kept secret Joz - well done you.