Sunday, July 8, 2012

Bitten by the bug again...

Morning folks...I've been bitten by the "in love" bug again...there's just so much gorgeousness out there to tempt us all and this old crafty girl definitely scores zero in the willpower department...so let's start off with the first of my crafty purchases...these gorgeous butterfly stamps from Penny Black...I have a sneaky feeling this is going to be another of my all time favourites...it's not often that I wax lyrical about one of my own cards...you know it's that syndrome us crafters all suffer from...being critical of what we make but on this occasion...I have to say I rather like it...mind you it's all down to the gorgeous butterfly embossed in white and coloured with Distress Inks and those beautiful daisies...my contribution amounted to making a slight dent in that pile of WeR Memory Keeper goodies and sticking everything down..



an entirely different look using another long forgotten crafty buy...a Bo Bunny Et Cetera Kit...it's amazing what you find when you have a good old rummage around in your crafty stash...


It's going to be a feet up...glued to the box for the Mens Final...strawberries...cream and Pimms kind of a day. I'm stuck between a rock and a bit of a hard place on this one...obviously I would be delighted for Andy Murray if he won and I realise I'm going to be the only Scot on the planet who isn't rooting for my fellow countryman but I'm standing by my man...setting patriotism aside and hooting and tooting for my Hero...cheering on the mighty Mr Federer to win his 7th Wimbledon title and regain the No 1 spot. So whatever you're doing...enjoy what's left of the weekend and I'll see you all tomorrow to share another of  my "In Love" purchases.
Hugs Kath xxx
Edited to add: you only have until 8pm tonight to enter your name in the hat for my gorgeous LAVENDER RIBBON GIVE-AWAY


33 comments:

Mummy lade said...

gorgeousness!!

...the yorkshire fox... said...

...well Kath I'm not surprised your a tad pleased with these beauties, the effect of the embossing powder gives those wings such a magical look, clever girl! beautiful cards loVe the blue/brown hues, tis a gorgeous stamp set too...Mel :)
Oooo tis a tricky one today cos I just adore Federer and that BIG title would be a super achievement (at the tender age of 31) but Andy is a Brit, gosh talk about being torn...I'll be happy either way, roll on 2 o/clock...Mel :)

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Fabulous. Would not have thiught those stamps would make such beautiful cards. As for that Bo Bunny paper it's one of my current fave pads. Enjoy the tennis.

Clarissa said...

Stunning cards. I just love butterflies.
Clarissa X

Stamps and Paper said...

Two stunning cards Kath might have to add the Littke set to my wish list!

Anne

lilyf said...

These are gorgeous cards Kath and love the pb stamps - think this might be on my wish list! Now I like Federar but I am most certainly rooting for Andy as he has been so close so many times. Either way my eyes will be covered a good lot of the match as I just can't bear to watch the crucial points.

sue - bearhouse said...

WOW!!! Stunning cards, I love those butterflies so much - have just added them to my ever-growing wish list!!

Hope you have a good Sunday

Sue

Redanne said...

It's going to be a tough one today, I would be happy if either wins, I love Federer but....

When you showed these butterflies the other day I tracked them down and then hesitated, but seeing your stunning cards I may be having second thoughts - a girl can never have too many butterflies after all. Enjoy your strawberries and Pimms! Anne x

Alexandra said...

Gorgeous cards Kath. How do you fit in all this creativity and watching the tennis too. Have a good day. Enjoy your strawberries, cream and Pimms, and of course the tennis.

NGCARDS said...

Both of these are absolutely gorgeous hun, I especially like the one where the butterflies are embossed in white :) xxx

Janet a.k.a. swanlady21 said...

Lovely butterflies. How did you get the blue on the left of the second one? I thought one part might have been a stamp - mark of a mug? The rest - watercolour?
And I'm getting ready with scones, strawberry jam and cream . . . and tennis final. I'm a Federer fan all the way! but if he doesn't win, I'll be so happy for Murray !

Pamela said...

Stunning cards again Kath! I'm afraid it'll be Andy being supported in this house. Off out to lunch but hope to be back before the start.

tilly's crafts said...

just love these butterflies - love the embossing & colours!
Kim x

Kirsty-Anne Davies said...

Hi Wow these are beautiful ! Butterfly stamps are out of this world ! Just love visiting your blog ;0) Enjoy the tennis and strawberries yummy ;0)

Aud said...

Two absolutely stunning cards Kath, love the colours and those butterfly stamps are great Im trying not to buy any crafty goodies just now but very hard to do but im off on holiday in 2 weeks time and hope to be able to craft shop then. Enjoy your tennis, im not a sport fan but I know Robbiw will be glued to it . Enjoy the rest of your weekend. Aud x

rachel said...

oh my Kath - these are just too gorgeous - stunning stamps - and what you've done with them is amazing - love it xxx

scrappyjen said...

Beautiful work. I could see these becoming scrapbook pages so easily! thanks for sharing. jenx

Linda said...

Morning Kath,
Beautiful cards, those butterfly stamps are gorgeous and I just love the colour combo in the BoBunny papers. Great job as always.
May just be watching the tennis, but I'm afraid I'll be cheering Murray on. Have a great day - not too much Pimms though xxx

Creative Studios by Sam Poole said...

Love these butterfly cards, the colours are gorgeous xx

Anesha said...

Beautiful cards, love that butterfly.

Linda van der Velden said...

Wow, really wonderful!!!

KraftyKaren said...

OMG Kath can't believe you won't be cheering on Murray - I will have to yell twice as hard at the tv now LOL!!!

I love those butterflies - I have a set here with my name on them but as a birthday present so have to wait till the end of August to get my little mitts on them - Mr P is such a meanie!!

Two beautiful cards xx

Paula (PEP) said...

Well......who can resist butterflies? I must admit your first creation had me oooing & aaaaahing - the colours are just wonderful & I love the way you made the butterflies' bodies.
Paula (PEP)

Kat said...

Fabby cards Kath. I can see why you're quietly pleased with them. I don't often like mine much but I suppose we're often too self-critical?

I'm not really a tennis fan, in fact I'm not keen on watching any sport! But I would like to see Andy win, especially because he's Scottish. I was joking this morning that I might phone my friend who lives in Dunblane to see if she answers the phone. I wouldn't be so cruel though!

Enjoy your afternoon.

Kat xx

Karen said...

that's it - i'm done for! i've seen these stamps around and have been so tempted by them but managed to resist until now. now i've seen your wonderful makes i have to buy them - such gorgeous cards! Karen x

Lorraine said...

oh Kath these are so beautiful i love those butterlies,you are so clever i love your work xx

kassa said...

Kath what a pair of beauties, no wonder your pleased, I would be too!!
And I can't pick which one I like the best! Eenie meenie!
Kxoxo

shirley-bee said...

Both cards are beautiful, Kath! I love both colour schemes.

Virginia L. said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I would be SO happy if I made these beauties myself! You really showcased the butterflies so beautifully! And poor Andy, not winning the Wimbledon! RF always shows such grace and finesse as a tennis champion...we've all got to love a champ, right? HUGS!

trish said...

Hi Kath, both of the cards are gorgeous, love them both so wouln't like to choose one.

Christine B. said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous cards. Love both of them. Hugs x ChrisB

Rufus said...

Oh, I'd be pleased with these, too! Lovely! Glad that you're, undoubtedly, happy with the outcome today. Good match all around. Amazed that either one could play, since you could have cut the tension with a knife!
R/

Squirrel x said...

Beautiful hun, love it Hugs, Sxx

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