Monday, April 6, 2009

Woo..hoo....a little toot

Woo...hoo....am I excited or what.....I had a lovely e-mail the other day from Julie Hickey.....yes...THE JULIE HICKEY who designs and demonstrates for Craftwork Cards....to say that they are featuring the samples I made with the brand new clear stamp sets on the CRAFTWORK CARDS blog all this week.....how chuffed am I....so pop on over and take a peek.
I know you have heard it all before BUT  I really can't praise these stamps enough....they are simply a joy to work with and you can't say that about all clear stamp sets.....they ink and stamp beautifully and there are gorgeous little icons in each set.....great for doing backgrounds....so if you are considering a purchase.....consider no more folks....just get over there and get some....
AND TO CELEBRATE MY LITTLE TOOT......LEAVE ME A COMMENT HERE AND AT THE END OF THE WEEK.....WELL A LITTLE SURPRISE FOR ONE LUCKY VISITOR.

And one last peek of my favourite

I have had lots of  e-mails asking how I created the backgrounds....all done with the Distress Inks from my crafty hero...yes the one and only...he who is KING....MR TIM HOLTZ
so here goes......
First I stamped the butterfly image with Versamark onto white cardstock and embossed with Seafoam White..then using Tim Holtz Distress Inks...Peeled Paint...Weathered Wood and Walnut Stain coloured the background......using a piece of kitchen roll to buff.....removing the ink from the butterfly image.....overstamped with the gorgeous flourish stamp from the set with the Walnut Stain.
Coloured a spare piece of card in the same way and stamped the Choko image several times and lots of the little flower icons.....with Walnut Stain.....cut out the Choko image and decoupaged her hair and kimono to give a bit of dimension. Cut out all the flowers and glued to white cardstock....cutting out to leave a white border......adding a ribbon and In Circle Message to finish off.
Well that's it for today folks.....off to get crafting......back tomorrow with my
Blog Candy Give-Away...yes a little bit late I know....
so make sure you pop over and get your name in the hat.....
Hugs Kath xxxxxxxx

49 comments:

  1. I am so not surprised that your cards are being featured Kath they are just stunning!
    hugs
    kim x

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  2. woohoo fab news Kath!! I am not surprised they are using your cards though, they are fandabbydozy lol

    I love the background you have made on this card, I can never get the random thing going, it ends up looking too much :o)

    lotsalove

    Amanda xxx

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  3. this is beautiful kath am lovein the background
    and congrats on your news
    hugs
    helen x

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  4. Oh Kath I am so pleased for you being featured. You deserve all the recognition you can get for you are very talented. Just love this card and TFS the background tutorial with us. It actually looks like bought design paper. You should bring out a design paper range yourself. Wow, the toot sound very interesting, can't wait to see whose the lucky one. Hugs from Desire

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  5. I just love this card Kath! Stunning! Going to have to have a go at making my own backgrounds. you have inspired me!! I love this doll too..so unusual. Might just have to get this set..opps broken my crafty stash ban!
    Congrats on being featured,
    Judy xx

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  6. Hi Kath. I'm not surprised your cards have been chosen to demo the images. They are beautiful stamps but what you have done with them promotes them to advantage - well done you. Julie Hickey was my very 1st favourite designer when I found out about card making (a few years ago!!)- and I still like her designs. These might have to be my next purchase.
    Hugs
    HWxx

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  7. Hi Mrs
    Many congrats...off to take a wee look at the loveliness on offer at CWC, oh heck, does that mean spending again? PROBABLY!
    Blaming you..
    Luv'n'Hugs
    Gayle x

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  8. Congrats Kath, your cards are beautiful so no wonder they are being featured.

    Jackie
    x

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  9. congrats kath thats fabulous i will pop over and take a look. also thanks for the background tutorial i will give that ago wen i get some of these fabulous inks what everyone is talking about:)
    have a great day
    Tracy x

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  10. Congrats Kath, Your card really are truly amazing I was wondering how ong it would take CCW to feature your cards, you inspired me so much that I made 10 cards over the weekend with these stamps, maybe now I will have to buy some of Tim's colours.
    There you are making me spend again, well it just has to be done. Just as well I don't have a craft store near me, just as well there the internet. LOL.
    Hugs Carol x

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  11. Well done honey... not surprising though as your cards were gorgeous & it's nice to know that all your hard work was appreciated...

    Why is it that when you mention the wonderful TH.... I somehow manage to see the saliva flowing from your mouth... lol...

    Hugs
    Lorraine xxx

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  12. Well done, super to have recognition of your talents.
    xoxo

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  13. Congrats to you! And very well deserved I might add.... debb

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  14. well done you - our local super celebrity :)
    your card is gorgeous and I can feel a bit of a splurge on these stamps coming up.
    xx

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  15. congrats Kath, your cards are gorgeous, love the colour choice on this one. Joey.x

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  16. Congratulations. I love those cards every time I see them I'm tempted by the stamps!

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  17. Your card is delightful Kath. Thanks for the tutorial. I have 2 sets of these put just haven't gotround toplay which is a great shame as they look gorgeous!
    Clairex

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  18. Gorgeous card, lvoe the image of geisha! Hugs, Moni

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  19. Congrats on having them featured Kath, they are beautiful cards and show the girlies off to their best advantage!
    Choko is my favourite too :)

    Hugs
    Carol x

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  20. Congrats! I love what you did with those stamps.

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  21. Many congratulations Kath, I love these cards. Thanks for the instructions for the backing I will give this a go soon. Debs xx

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  22. Love the stamps Kath, and love what you've done with them, especially your great colour combos instead of the old favourite red and black for Oriental images. I bought the Misaki set at Harrogate, and have ordered the Botanicals! Nicki, xx.

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  23. Well done you and I agree tim really is the king of Crafts

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  24. Hi Kath

    I bet you are ready to burst with excitement. I am so pleased for you.

    A well deserved accolade - many congratulations.

    Love Jules xx

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  25. no wonder they are being featured Kath they are wonderful
    AllisonX

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  26. I am not surprised at all, you are so very talented and I am soooo jealous. I love checking out your blog. You have inspiration in every nook and cranny.
    I think your Buddy is sweet and you are lucky to have such a companion. I have 2 cats that would never think of warming my feet but have to be in the middle of whatever I'm doing.If I'm using ink or paint, stickles or anything wet I have to lock them out to keep them out of it.
    You are also very generous with your candy and I thank you, ms.cheryl

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  27. Congratulations Kath!
    This is such wonderful news hunni and so well deserved....your cards are beautiful and you always produce such stunning work......
    Cant wait for the next crafty creations at 'chez Kath'

    Hugs and bloggy wishes

    Emma xxx

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  28. oh wow, congratulations kath, i bet your are super excited, i know i would be, well i cant blame craftwork cards for wanting to feature your fabulous cards, they are stunning :)

    big hugs

    Martine

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  29. Beautiful cards as always Kath. Congratulations, no wonder you're so chuffed missus! Such gorgeous stamps, it's wonderful what you've done with them. You've got such great ideas. Hope you are well. Hugs, Lainy xx

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  30. Beautiful card, as always!!! It was worth all the work!!!

    Blessings,
    Christine

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  31. I've had my eye on these stamps and made my mind up after seeing what a brill job you've done on with them. By the way - you have a Buddy, I have a Buffy and a George, but they all look the same !

    Brenda

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  32. Not sure what happened to my last post, so at the risk of repeating myself wanted to say had my eyes on these stamps and seeing what a brill job you have done I 'need' them. Also, love your Buddy, I have a Buffy and a George and tghey look identical.

    Brenda

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  33. Wow Kath I love the colours on this such a stunning card xxx

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  34. Congratulations Kath....all your cards deserve displaying your are a very creative lady. Thanks for sharing the background technique.

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  35. Here's your little toot - toot! Great cards, just gotta love them.

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  36. Wow Kath - fab card - gorgeous background. Well done on your toot though very well deserved :-)
    Pauline x

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  37. Hello Mrs long time no comment a tad busy with my deliciuos new grandson :) Love this card will catch up soon!

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  38. Gorgeous card, Kath! I love the flowery background!

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  39. Kath this is stunning - I am not surprised your cards are being featured1
    -x-

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  40. Your cards are gorgeous and I love what you've done with the alcohol inks...must use mine more.

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  41. your card is gorgeous Kath i love the girl she is so pretty.
    hope you and buddy are well please give him a hug from me
    hugs
    Holly x

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  42. Hi Kath
    I had to look twice today cos I thought I saw your card on the back page of "papercraft Creations" They are doing a feature on those stamps next month and the card they showed looks so like yours! I love them.

    Manda

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  43. This is very lovely! Wonderful colours too!!

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  44. Kath, Congratulations on your wonderful news. The cards are all wonderful. Love the background.

    Marion

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  45. Oh you go girl lol xxxx I'm not suprised cos your work is awesome!!! Love the background on this - I might even have to have a go myself cos it looks so fab. Hope you are ok Kath and biggest hugs xxxxx

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  46. Congratulations on your so well deserved news! Your cards are fab and the distressing you do so well, great work.

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  47. Wow, congratulations. You deserve it and that card is my fave also.

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  48. Found you at last!! I saw your cards at Harrogate and what can say WOW! FANTASTIC! - they are so gorgeous. The colours and the inking techniques blew me away. You are so clever. Congratulations
    Lynda xxx

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Thanks for taking the time to visit me in the cubbyhole...I love to hear from you.
hugs Kath xxx