Monday, July 30, 2012

Olympics versus Crafty List...

Morning folks...I had a bit of a Olympics Versus The Crafty List dilemma yesterday...according to my furry partner my entering the Olympic Sofa Marathon is going to play havoc with the Crafty List deadline schedule but surely the logistical department of the cubbyhole crew can come with yet another "adapt and overcome solution"...after all they've had plenty practice and remember...where there's a will...there's always a way.  So out came the Events Guide and a marker pen and after lots of negotiation...a bit of digging my heels in and sticking to my guns...I think we've cracked it...an "everybody's happy" viewing list.
yet another use for those fabulous Distress Markers...
I just need to make sure I stick to my allotted viewing slots or I may well have a "down tools" full blown mutiny on my hands.

Back to sharing some more "tart up your stash" Christmas cards from yesterday's Kraft Resist post and if you have no idea what I'm talking about...basically changing the papers you're not so keen on into something more up your street.....

simply swiped over with Distress Stain Picket Fence softens down the dark colours
 and leaves a gorgeous slatey grey/blue paper

this one is even darker...
but with another swipe of Picket Fence followed by Broken China...it's growing on me by the minute...

but no demo would be complete without throwing a bit of Distress Ink Pad Blending and Perfect Pearls Misting into the mix...


I'll be back tomorrow to share what we made at our afternoon Alcohol Ink Workshop...I'm off to consult the Sofa Marathon Viewing List...get the kettle on and who says I can't sneak in a quick Olympic peek whilst I enjoy my morning cuppa.
But before I dash off...hot off the press news from The Ribbon Girl....
fabulous new goodies have just arrived in their online store...
Mini Makes kits from Rose Cottage Kits exclusive to the Ribbon Girl...

if you would like to win this beautiful Lavender Mini Makes Kit hop on over to The Ribbon Girls
and get your name in the hat....there's another give-away on the Ribbon Girl Facebook page...
woohooo 2 chances to win.
Hugs Kath xxx

13 comments:

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

...just brilliant, what a difference a little bit of ink makes, loVe it all Kath but especially the blue over the white, very atmospheric me thinks...have a super day and enjoy your allotted slots!...Mel :)

scrappymo! said...

All of them are so very nice!

Stella said...

Thanks for this brilliant advice kath.I too have some paers that I need to give a makeover.I will have a go bu need to buy some Picket Fence DS
StellaXX

NGCARDS said...

These are all gorgeous hun :) Liking your olympic viewing plan, tere was only 1 event I wanted to see which is the diving and it would have to be on while im at work experience this afternoon :( boo! lol Enjoy your day! xxx

sue - bearhouse said...

Stunning card Kath, such a beautiful design and the colours are gorgeous

Sue

Emma (metalicbutterfly) said...

Beautiful cards Kath love those dark papers they look fab!

Sorry i've not visited in a while :(

big hugs
Em xxx

nnalorac said...

Kath, gorgeous cards, love how you transformed the papers, fab work. Carolxx

Redanne said...

Hi Kath, I think the picket fence was a genius idea by Tim, it is fabulous for toning down....love all your cards today, especially the blue coloured one, very cool and Christmassy. I love that stamp that looks like burlap fabric, must have a look for that one. Enjoy your crafty/viewing day. Crafty hugs, Anne x

Paula (PEP) said...

Now that doctored paper is a wonder - really brilliant adapt & overcome. Hope your furry companion doesn't disagree with the viewing schedule.
Enjoy it.
Paula (PEP)

May said...

Love the altered papers..Fantastic job..Gorgeous colours... Like the sofa plan.. enjoy!! Hugs May x x x

Kat said...

Great cards Kath. Love how you've transformed those papers. Must try out this idea. Hope you're finding time for Olympic viewing and Buddy's not working you too hard!

Kat xx

Karen said...

gorgeous! will have to try this with my smallish pile of 'don't like'! lol! hugs Karen x

Anesha said...

Wonderful cards Kath. Hope you and Buddy have a great day, mine not going so well. Lots of hugs ANesha

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