Friday, August 19, 2011

Cooking by Gas

Morning folks...this has to be the only country in the world where it can go from Summer to Winter in the space of 24 hours...yes the temperature has dropped considerably so the central heating is on and I'm currently sitting bang up against the radiator and you could say the cubbyhole is cooking by gas.  The first workshop is in the bag....the dreaded "thinking cap" bit is over and now it's just a case of kitting....hardly rocket science....just oodles of conveyor belt scoring...folding and chopping...but each one completed is one less to do....simples.
and I couldn't do it without my dinky little A5 Fiskars Guillotine...this boy makes short work of all those itty bitty pieces chopping through 3 layers of card like a knife through butter...
mine is donkeys years old but still delivering accurate sharp is the latest version..renamed Bypass 22cm Trimmer and take it from me won't regret purchasing this little workhorse...check it out HERE
I did promise that there would be some sort of crafty cards on here today so I had a play with some left-over's making my favourite scraplings...

using some new and old "well loved" favourites from Hero Arts...
but I am having a morning off from all the chopping and kitting meet up with my lovely "Girls Just Want To Have Fun" buddy Debbi at The Papeterie...Charlotte has been busy baking cupcakes and I am definitely not missing out.  Catch up with you all tomorrow over at Penny Black Saturday for another fun challenge and a fabby prize.
Hugs Kath xxx


  1. Certainly a good use of your left overs. Like them very much, enjoy your day off

  2. Lots of prepping to be done. Although my guillotine can g=cut more than one card - i dare not try - i am always worried it will make one go wonky!

    Gorgeous card made from your left overs

  3. don't envy you the kitting
    see you soon

  4. Great little cards Kath, enjoy your crafty blether and cupcake. Carolxx

  5. have a good day - I LURVE the blue card x x PS - weather pants again here in Gtr Manchester

  6. Sorry - meant to say the card with the blue bow x

  7. Fabby cards Kath, love the use of the off cuts.......and just had to treat myself to the new fiskers cutter, have the paper trimmer and its awesomely great, so now stalking the postie for my mini guillotine and hiding my credit card statement from the hubby....hope you're well and that you don't have too many cupcakes at the mill this morning, (((HUGS)))

  8. Hi Kath, the scraps drive you crazy it's great to use them up and your cards are lovely. Enjoy your cupcake. Laura

  9. Love your scrapling makes.

    Hugs, Sandra

  10. stunning cards!!!! you have so much inspirations!!!!
    xx petra

  11. Love these scrapings, perfect to attach to Christmas gifts!

  12. Stunning cards Kath, made with left-overs?!

  13. Loving the scraplings Kath. Hope you had a lovely morning with Debbi and Charlotte and the cupcakes. A lady in the village was having an open house today in aid of CLAN so I've had a lovely coffee and date & orange loaf. Tried to be good but we were persuaded to try some rhubarb & apple biscuits from M&S too!

    Kat xx

  14. Hi Kath, hope you had a lovely time today. Love your little scrapling cards.They are a great idea. Hugs x ChrisB

  15. Love the butterfly one especially!

    have a nice weekend and speak to you soon - sitting in a lovely apt in centre of Inverness having a few nights break (and a little glass of sparkly stuff, or two!!!)

    Hugs xxx

  16. Those cards are lovely Kath. Thanks for the info ref paper trimmer, mine just isn't playing properly anymore, so I might just invest in a new one :)

  17. Think I have the by-pass guillotine in a model somewhere between, bright orange with yellow feet & I LOVE that it does both cm & eighth of an inch increments.
    Love that last scrapling - the blue bow is so soft & fluffy.
    Hope you've had a good chinwag & cupcakes.
    Paula (PEP)

  18. Love your gorgeous cards!
    In Melbourne, Australia, we are known for having 4 seasons in one day! And it can go from summer to winter very quickly, the difference being, our Winter isn't as cold as yours and the sunny ,Winter's days are probably warmer than most of your Summer days! Sorry, didn't mean to rub it in! I hate the 40degrees celcius we can get in summer - it's very oppressive and we don't get the beautiful snow in Winter! I loved Christmas in Scotland last year!


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