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Wednesday, 31 March 2010

Lorraine's weekly candy.

This is Lorraine's weekly candy this week. If you pop over to her blog you can find out how to enter.
Kat xx

Sunday, 28 March 2010

Oliver's Easter Card.

Hi everyone. I was in a good mood....notice the past tense! I took a photo of this card and thought how nice it was to be able to take a photo at 5 to 7 and still in daylight! But, and there's always a but isn't there when I went to upload to my laptop instead of getting a message that there were 2 photos to upload the message said there were 148. Hopping mad doesn't even come close!!!

But enough about my stupid camera! Here's the card I made for Oliver for Easter. I know he is not quite 5 months old but I've made a card for Poppy so he has to have one too! For this year at least she's the only one who needs an Easter egg. I won this stamp the other week at the Creative Card Crew challenge. Thanks again to them and to Nikki at Bunny Zoe's Crafts.

You might think that this photo doesn't look as if it was taken in daylight. This is because it was re-taken about 20 past 7! As I went to type out the challenges I am going to enter I realised that it was maybe not quite right for one of them so I made a little addition of Sakura glitter gel pen to the flowerpot and the bunny's bow!

This is just a quick fun card but I think it fits a few challenges.

Simon Says Stamp :- Easter plus glimmer - hence my little addition.
Colour Create :- Favourite pastels plus Easter.
Paperplay :- Easter.
Fussy and Fancy :- Easter.
Easy Craft Projects :-Easter.
High Hopes :- Gems or pearls.
Truly Scrumptious :- Sketch.
Stamp Something :-Doodle something. I doodled round the image.
Pile it on :- Animal-riffic.

What I used :-

Image :- High Hopes - Tulip Bunny.
Sentiment :- Craftwork Cards.
Colouring :- Promarkers and Sakura clear glitter gel pen.
DP :- Papermania pastel stack.
Flat back pearls from Hobby House.
Spotty ribbon, button and string from stash.
I'm quite happy with this card for a little boy. What do you think? Is it ok? I wish the photo was a bit better. The DP behind the image is spotty and so is the ribbon but you can't really see that. On the plus side I think you can see where I've used the glitter gel pen!
Probably I should do my ironing now or maybe I'll prevaricate a little and see what the entries are like for Totally Gorjuss and Just Cute Bears. Well no contest is there?
Kat xx

Just Cute Bears #10 - Easter.

Hello everyone and I hope you like our challenge this week at Just Cute Bears. I can't believe that we're at week 10 already. This week we have this lovely stamp as a prize from Cuddly Buddly. Now I'm sure you would all like to win this stamp so all you have to do is make an Easter card with a bear as the main image. Easy, isn't it?

This is the card I made for the challenge. I have to admit I was struggling as I didn't think I had such a thing as an Easter themed stamp with a bear. But after a bit of raking among my stamps I found a little packet with 4 bear stamps! Amazing what you can find in the bottom of a drawer. I also found some anonymous DPs which seemed to go together OK. I think they may be DCWV but don't quote me! I coloured the image with Promarkers added some card candy, coloured to match and some little jewels. I was also struggling with the sentiment. The only Happy Easter I have was too big so this is a computer generated one cut out with a nestie and edged with Promarker to match.

I wasn't sure if I liked this card but I think it's growing on me. I was at a crop on Saturday afternoon after work and started it then. I have also been making a hanger with his name on it for Oliver. I'm struggling with what else to put on it. It's easy enough for a girl because you can add little flowers and jewels but what do you put on for a boy?I'll have to think about that lol!

Later on I hope to be able to show you Oliver's Easter card. I won some stamps on the Creative Card Crew challenge recently which were donated by Nikki at Bunny Zoe Crafts. They are 'High Hopes' Tulip Bunny and Bloom and I think the bunny will be perfect for a card for my favourite baby boy lol!

Hope you can join us this week at Just Cute Bears. And do please have a look at my talented teamies blogs and see how they've made their gorgeous cards. And of course if you can leave us a comment we'd love to hear what you think of our "beary" cards.

Looking forward to visiting your blogs and seeing your lovely Easter cards. Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Kat xx

Saturday, 27 March 2010

Totally Gorjuss 23 - Hearts.

Good morning everyone and it's time for another challenge from Totally Gorjuss. This week we'd like to see some hearts on your projects. You could use heart diecuts, punches, brads , DP....the choice is yours. As usual we will have a prize for you. We'd like it if you have a direct link to your post not just to your blog as that makes it easier to find your project. Also if you have word verification on we'd really appreciate it if you turned it off as it makes our job much easier and quicker if it is not on. If you're worried about spam you could always turn on comment moderation instead.

Image :- Magnolia.
DP :- K&Co.
Colouring :- Promarkers and Sakura clear glitter gel pen.
Flowers :- Prima and MS punch.
Heart nesties.
If you have time I'd love to hear what you think about my DT card. I'm also going to enter some challenges with this card :-
Totally Papercrafts :- Pink and green.
Cute Card Thursday :- Dimension.
I had this card all ready to put on the image when I took another look at the sketch and realised I had made a mistake with the layout. I knew that if I tried to fix it I would only end up ripping it all.....my double-sided is very, very sticky!! So I had to start again. On the bright side I have a card prepared that only needs an image, sentiment and some finishing touches. Trust me lol.
I'm going to a crop after work today so it will be after 4pm before I know if Mr Blogger has posted this successfully.
Looking forward to checking out your entries this week. If you have time please check out my talented teamie's blogs to see their gorgeous cards.
Kat xx

Thursday, 25 March 2010

Lazy Hedgie!

Well girls I've been a bit more productive today. Here I am with another card! I love Penny Black stamps but I don't always manage to enter the Penny Black Saturday challenge. This week I have made it!!

Ive never used this stamp before but I'm quite pleased with how it turned out. I found some papers that I had got in a TSV from QVC some time ago and the one with writing is just perfect for a Spring card. The check one is from the same set and has the same colours. I edged the Prima flowers with Promarker to match the flower in the image and added card candy from Craftwork Cards also coloured with Promarker. The sentiment is also from Craftwork Cards and the ribbon from my stash.

I'm also entering the following challenges :-

Charisma :- Spring.

Crafty Cardmakers :- Spring into Spring.

Passion for Promarkers :- Spring plus an animal.

Susie's Sassy Challenge :- Spring garden.

By the Cute and Girly :- Spring.

For some reason I'm quite pleased with this card lol!!! I love the image and I think the papers fit quite well. But let me know what you think, I'd be interested to hear what you think. I really like to know what you think so if you've got a minute to spare please leave me a little comment. It really makes my day to read what you think.

Kat xx

She's so pretty!

Good afternoon everyone and what a miserable one it is too. It's been a horrible day here....misty, wet....just nasty. But never mind I've spent time doing what I like best...crafting....at least I have this afternoon. This morning I checked out my favourite blogs and caught up with my DT commenting. I meant to make a start on my DT cards too. Well I've stamped out an image for one of them!

But I really wanted to do one for the Just Magnolia challenge as I love easel cards. I meant to make one that would fit some spring challenges but now that it's finished I'm not sure that it's spring-like at all!

I used the lovely sketch from the Totally Papercrafts challenge and the colours from the Sophisticat challenge which are mint, lilac and one other colour plus flowers. My other colour is pink.

There are a couple of Spring challenges that I'd like to enter too :-
Allsorts and the Secret Crafter challenge. I hope this card is ok for these 2 challenges!

This second picture doesn't really add anything but I thought you might like to see the rain on my conservatory window. The only one sitting in there today is my Labrador. She has taken over a chair....which of course no-one else wants to sit on now lol!!

Oops forgot to tell you what I used to make this card!

Image :- Magnolia.
DP :- K&Co.
Colouring :- Promarkers.
Sentiment and card candy :- Craftwork Cards.
Flowers :- Wild Orchid Crafts.
I also used Stickles, Sakura clear gel pen and clear glitter gel pen and ribbon from stash.

I'm off to feed the dogs now and take them for a walk before tea. Hopefully I'll be back later with another card.

Kat xx

Wednesday, 24 March 2010

Lilac Maggie.

Hi girls, I'm a bit late with this card for the Sugar Bowl challenge. I have been later than this though. I don't know why I'm always at the last minute because I've had two weeks to get it done! I decided tonight that I couldn't miss making a card with Judy's lovely sketch. So this is just a quick card. I thought I had left lilac behind but obviously not lol! I nearly decided to use the gorgeous papers I used yesterday and go for pink again but decided to use lilac again. I think Maggie suits lilac! Well that's my excuse.

Image :- Birthday Maggie from Sugar Nellies.
DP :- Cuddly Buddly patchwork papers.
Colouring :- Promarkers plus Sakura glitter gel pen and clear gel pen.
Sentiment and card candy :- Craftwork Cards.
Martha Stewart punch, star punch and pearls from stash.
That's the lot then. Tomorrow I have a day off and I need to get my DT cards done. Next week I am going to have to do better as we are hoping to visit my daughter and family. Really looking forward to that. Since Catriona got her new phone she's discovered that she can email photos free instead of sending them as a multimedia text so all I need to do is get round to printing them lol!!
See you tomorrow,
Kat xx

Tuesday, 23 March 2010

Spots Galore!

Hi everyone. It's a bit late now but I've just managed to quickly make a card for the Quxotic challenge which is for an altered Anya. I used Dawny P's great sketch for the Papertake Weekly challenge.

DP :- MME pretty please.

Image :- Anya.

Sentiment :- Craftwork Cards.

Colouring :- Promarkers and Spica glitter gel pens.

Flowers :- Pink - Hero Arts, Blue - Wild Orchid Crafts.

Nesties and Martha Stewart edge punch.

The way I've altered Anya is by adding spots to her boots, handbag, hair bobbles and hairband. They're lovely and glittery irl so I hope you can see them in my photo lol!!

Best go now and finish my Tesco order. I knew there was something I should have done. Oooops late to bed again!

Kat xx

Monday, 22 March 2010

Easter Eggs!

Hi everyone. I made this card last night but I thought it would be nice to take a photo in daylight. It's great that I could take a photo before I went to work. The days are certainly getting longer now.

I'm going to enter a few challenges with this card :-

A Spoon Full of Sugar :- Easter.
House Mouse :- Sketch.
Susie's Sassy challenge :- Easter.
Charisma Cardz :- Something for the kids.
Stampin for the weekend :- Easter.
Magical Crafts :- Easter.
Daring Cardmakers :- Use a bird.

Image :- House Mouse.
Colouring :- Promarkers.
DP :- DCWV nana's nursery.
Sentiment :- computer generated.
Jewels and nesties.
I might be pushing it with the Daring Cardmakers challenge which is to use a bird. There are birds in two of the pieces of DP.
I'm quite tired now as I've been at work all day and that involves standing most of the time between 8.30 and 5.30. So I'll just post this and I realised in bed last night that I'd forgotten to do my Tesco order so I need to do that too.
Kat xx

Sunday, 21 March 2010

Just Cute Bears #9 Sketch

Hello everyone, it's Sunday again and time for challenge number 9 at Just Cute Bears.

We are lucky to be sponsored again by Cuddly Buddly. Isn't this a cute stamp? Just right for a boy's card.

This week we have a great sketch for you to follow. My lovely teamie Jane is the queen of sketches and she has given us a lovely one to follow this week. You can flip the sketch add embellies to suit yourself just as long as we can see the original sketch that's fine by us.

This is what I've done. I've left it very simple as I've used the sketch to make a 'thank you' card.

Image :- Hobby Art.
DP :- MME laundry line.
Colouring :- Promarkers and Sakura clear glitter gel pen.
Card Candy :- Craftwork Cards.
Flowers :- Hero Arts.
Ribbon :- from stash.
I hope you can find time to let me know what you think. And if you pop over to Just Cute Bears you can see the gorgeous cards my very talented teamies have made.
Looking forward to seeing how you interpret Jane's sketch this week. I enjoy visiting your blogs every week to see your cards. I never fail to be impressed by your work. There are so many talented people in blogland.
Enjoy the rest of your weekend,
Kat xx

Saturday, 20 March 2010

Totally Gorjuss 21 - Ribbon.

Hi everyone and I can't believe we are at week 21 over at Totally Gorjuss. This week we would like you to use some ribbon on your cards. This is my DT card and as you can see I'm still in lilac mode!

DP :- Papermania.
Image :- Sugar Nellies.
Colouring :- Promarkers.
Flowers :- Wild Orchid Crafts.
Punches :- Martha Stewart lace edge and butterfly.
Glittery jewels, stickles and ribbon.
I'm going to enter a few challenges with this card, I can't resist a good challenge and there are some great ones around just now!
Die Cut Dreams :- Use at least 2 punches.
Pollycraft :- Sparkly things.
Passion for Promarkers :- Sketch and any colours.
Creative Card Crew :- Going dotty.
Papertake Weekly :- Lilac and lemon.
Crafty Creations :- Spots and dots.
Pile it on :- Pastel colours.
I think that's me. I'm looking forward to seeing all your lovely projects this week. I really enjoy going round your blogs and seeing how you interpret our challenges. There are so many talented crafters out there and I feel very lucky to see what you've made.
See you all later,
Kat xx

Thursday, 18 March 2010

Sleepy Bear!

Hi everyone. Seems like ages since I posted a card. I did make another one today but I can't show it to you till Saturday since it's my DT card for Totally Gorjuss. I've been out 2 nights this week so I'm probably lucky to have got any cards made any cards at all. I'm really pleased to have managed to make a card for the Penny Black challenge. It's ages since I managed an entry there and I do love my Penny Black stamps!

Image :- Penny Black.
DP :- Paper Adventures.
Flowers :- Hero Arts.
Sentiment and card candy :- Craftwork cards.
Colouring :- Promarkers.
I'm meaning to enter a few challenges with this card:-
Penny Black :- Spring colours.
The Pink Elephant :- Spring colours.
Cupcake :- Green.
Sketch and Stash :- Sketch and my DP has been neglected for quite a while!
Fussy and Fancy :- Green.
I think that's all I can say about this card, quite a simple one really.
Kat xx,

Wednesday, 17 March 2010

Pretty in Pink.

Hello everyone hope you've all had a good day. We've had a lovely day here though it's a bit dull now. Tomorrow is supposed to be not so nice but it's my day off anyway and I need to get busy!

I've used one of my favourite Magnolias to make this card for a few challenges. I hurried to take a photo in daylight while waiting for my Tesco order. The driver was on the phone twice.....lost...he'd never been here before! I see now that it's not a good photo after all. It is all matted on a nice pearlescent pale pink but the lacy strip, cut out with my beautiful new Martha Stewart punch doesn't look very pink to me!

DP :- Cloud 9.
Image :- Magnolia.
Sentiment :- Craftwork Cards.
Colouring :- Promarkers, Sakura glitter gel pen and clear gel pen.
Punches :- Marth Stewart lace and butterfly.
Flowers :- Wild Orchid Crafts.

I'm hoping to enter some challenges with this card:-
Charisma Cardz :- Beautiful butterflies.
Just Magnolia :- Sketch.
Magnolia Down Under :- Birthday card.
Totally Papercraft :- Wings.
Magical Crafts :- Things with wings.

Magnolia Down Under have been having a blog hop and the DT all have candy so it would be good to support them by taking part in the blog hop. I've done it and they have some gorgeous creations so why don't you pop over for a look and take part if you have time.

Best get going now and get these challenges entered. Might just have time to have my tea before I go to the WRI. Tonight we have our own little show and a speaker from "Mercy Ships."

See you all tomorrow,

Kat xx

Sunday, 14 March 2010

Happy Mothers' Day.

Happy Mothers' Day everyone whether you're a Mum or not. I am spending my usual Sunday afternoon blog hopping, making the tea and trying to decide whether I'll do my ironing now or later!

I thought I'd share some photos with you. Catriona sent me a photo of Poppy with my card and present. But no Oliver! So I dropped a hint and she emailed me a couple of photos. This 1st one is a photo of a photo since I don't have a scanner. Poppy, now aged 2yrs and about 3 and a half months is playing on the chute somewhere near Crieff Hydro which is just up the road from them. She seems to be enjoying herself lol. I think the only bit of her swing, chute, pirate boat etc that Grampa has built in her back garden is the chute. There are so many bits that I think it's a 6 man job for about a fortnight not a 1 man job for about a year lol!!

Here is Oliver aged now almost 18 weeks. He is a beautiful baby.....not that I'm biased of course. Very good natured and happy and good at sleeping all night. Very important to the average Mum of a young baby.
Look at that smile....I think he's going to be a real heart-breaker!

Just a quick update about my WRI show yesterday. Our co-operative entry was not among the prize winners though some of the items got good marks. My winter birthday card got 9 out of 10 so I was quite pleased about that. My Get Well card was unplaced but that was no surprise as it was a popular category and there were lots of cards. Many of them were of the Dawn Bibby press out and stick on style. I like to make my cards from scratch! Often I get lazy and use a ready made sentiment from Craftwork Cards but apart from that I usually do stamping and colouring and often punch flowers etc. A lot were decoupage which can be quite a lot of work and always looks impressive. The 1st place went to one made using Iris folding and apart from a flower and leaf there was nothing else on it!
To my great surprise I got Highly Commended for a small knitted beanie hat. This was knitted to a set pattern and is to be donated to Equip India who will distribute them to small children. Our knitted item is usually donated to some charity, different every year. I was a bit shocked as while my knitting was probably ok I wasn't that happy with my sewing up. Apart from that it is another category which always has a lot of entries. Still I was just happy to get a ticket lol!
I didn't have a crochet entry because I have completely lost my crochet cotton. I had boxes of cotton that my Aunt got for me years ago from someone who worked in J&P Coats. I'm sure I wouldn't have thrown it out but I think we've looked everywhere. There was no cross stitch category this year or I would probably have done something for that and I couldn't be bothered to get an action photo of an animal. I just spend so much time making cards now as that is what I enjoy most! I would knit more but it's the sewing up that puts me off!!
QVC is on in the background just now on the off chance that there is anything interesting on the 3 hours of craft this afternoon. I often check out anything I fancy to see where I can find it cheaper!
Best do some ironing now so that I can check out the entries on Totally Gorjuss and Just Cute Bears and maybe even get a little bit of crafting done.

All White!

Here we are on Mothers' Day and I hope all you ladies who are Mums are going to be pampered and looked after today. One of my daughters gave me flowers and the other one and her family sent me a card and choccies and a pic of Poppy. But no Oliver! I dropped a hint and she emailed me two pics. What a handsome baby boy he is....I am slightly biased of course lol!

But on to my DT card for Just Cute Bears. This time we would like you to make a white card. That sounds a bit scary but all it means is that we want you to use all white instead of coloured DP but you can colour the image.

For my card I used my Cuttlebug and three different embossing folders. I coloured the lovely Forever Friends image with Promarkers. I finished with some card candy, flat backed pearls and white organza ribbon.

Hope you like! I'm looking forward to seeing what you all come up with this week. I've really enjoyed looking at all your entries every week. I've not been very quick at commenting this past fortnight but I hope to be having a quieter week this week.

As usual we have a lovely prize for you this week. We are sponsored by Cuddly Buddly and here is this weeks prize.

I think that's all I need to say except do please join us. I really enjoy dropping by your blogs every week to check out your entries. There are some very talented crafters out there. I hope you can find a minute to let me, and of course my talented teamies, know what you think of our cards. I hope we have been able to inspire you.

I must apologise for being a bit slow at commenting this last couple of weeks. I'm hoping that next week will be better timewise for me lol!!

Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Kat xx

Saturday, 13 March 2010

Sweet and Gorjuss.

Hello everyone and it's time for another challenge at Totally Gorjuss. This week our theme is "Sweet."

I have chosen sweet as in yummy although I think this Tilda is pretty sweet as in cute too!

I have been very short of time this week as I was at the craft show at the SECC on Sunday, a WRI quiz on Tuesday evening and a meeting about our co-operative entry for our local show on Wednesday evening. Then this morning I had to make the scones I promised for the teas, finish off a Get Well card as an entry for the show and start this one. After work I finished sewing up a hat, another entry, delivered the stuff to a friend to take in for me as I will be at work in the morning and finished this card.

DP:- Basic Grey - cupcake.
Colouring :- Promarkers and a touch of Spica glitter gel pen on the ice cream.
Buttons :- MME.
Flowers :- MS punch plus card candy.
Sentiment :- Whiff of Joy.
I am going to enter a few challenges with this card too :-

Truly Scrumptious :- Sketch plus good enough to eat.
Magnolia Down Under :- 3 papers, 3 flowers, 2 buttond and 1 bow.
Crafty Cardmakers :- Feminine celebration.
Crafty Creations :- Make your own flowers.
Cute Card Thursday :- Celebrations.
Cupcake :- Flowers.

If Mr Blogger is being a good boy this post will appear in the morning. Looking forward to seeing how you interpret our theme this week. I have not been good at commenting this week due to shortage of time so I can only apologise and promise to do better this week.

Kat xx

Friday, 12 March 2010

Another WRI Show card.

Hi everyone I feel as if I haven't done much this week but I have done a couple of DT cards and two for the WRI show for Saturday. I've already posted the card for the co-operative competition which I'm reasonably happy with! This one is for the category - Get well card, any craft. I'm not optimistic as the judges often seem to be more impressed with cards made with stuff you press out of a sheet and stick on. Do you know what I mean? It makes me a bit stroppy but what can you do? I thought I'd make another easel card as they look quite impressive and are really easy to do. I had a bit of a disaster though. I had cut out a lovely pearly blue for the main mat and the one for the image when I realised that I didn't have enough for the base of the card. I could have changed my mind about making an easel card but I had really set my mind on an easel card so I just raked about and found another piece of card. Not as nice but still nice.

Just another view of my easel card. Do you like those pretty MME buttons?

DP :- MME laundry line
Colouring :- Promarkers and Sakura clear glitter gel pen.
Card Candy and sentiment :- Craftwork Cards.
Buttons :- MME.
Image :- Stampavie.
MS punch and Nesties.
Hope the judges like it but I won't be holding my breath lol.
See you tomorrow with my DT card for Totally Gorjuss. Hope you can join us, I always like to come and visit you and see how you've interpreted our theme.
Have a lovely weekend.
Kat xx

Thursday, 11 March 2010

Winter Birthday.

Second post today and it's only about mid-day! I've known for a while that I had to make a card as part of a co-operative entry for a big WRI show on Saturday. Like every other time I have made anything for the show it has not been made very long in advance. I knitted a child's hat at the end of January and I have still to sew it up lol! I hate sewing up knitting. It would only take a few minutes to sew and I really need to do it soon, preferably today. Tomorrow I need to make the scones I promised to make for the teas. I also need a Get Well Card for one of the categories and 2 DT cards by Friday. So I need to stop wittering on and tell you about this card!!

I've used a lovely daytime winter image from Magnolia, coloured with Promarkers and finished off with stickles, Glamour Dust and pearls. I decoupaged the trees for a bit of dimension. The papers are also from Magnolia and I love them. I spent ages trying to make up my mind what papers to use! I think they work quite well though. The sentiment is from Craftwork Cards and I managed to get in my favourite Cuttlebug snowflake. How do you like the layout.? I followed the sketch from Winter Wonderland. It's a great sketch and I think it works really well with this image.

This is just another view to show the layered effect of the trees. I decided to make an easel card as I think they look quite impressive and are so easy to make.
When I finished it I thought it was maybe too red and green but it actually fits in quite well with the other 5 items in our little display. I'll try to remember to take my camera to the show and let you see a piccie. We have a painting of a wintry scene with a tractor and trees behind it. The top of a cake has been decorated with a fireplace with a clock on the mantlepiece and a rug and slippers. All the others think the card goes really well but if I post a piccie on Saturday you can see what you think!
I'm off to have my lunch now and then I really need to get on with the Get Well card. I've got as far as stamping an image.
Maybe see you later.
Kat xx

More Lilac!

Just a quick post to show you a couple of card I made very quickly on Tuesday morning to send to the winners of my blog candy. I still seem to be in lilac mode! And I found some little pieces of some of my favourite patchwork papers from Cuddly Buddly and a sentiment from Craftwork Cards. I inked the Hero Arts stamp with two shades of Memento Ink and edged the cards with the darker shade. A piece of ribbon and some jewels and that's it.

Hope Annelies and Lisa like them. I realised after I had made them that there are a couple of challenge this week for monochrome cards.
Pile it on :- One colour plus neutral.
I should be back soon with another card that I've made for a challenge and also for a WRI competition.
Kat xx

Sunday, 7 March 2010

Just Cute Bears#7 "for Mum"

Well for the second time this weekend I am relying on Mr Blogger to be a good boy and publish this post at 9am this morning! By the time this is posted I will be well on my way to the SECC in Galsgow to the craft show. My friend and I have been looking forward to this since the last show in October. At that time my daughter's baby was due any time! In reality he was born on the 9th of November, 2 weeks late and now he is almost 17 weeks and getting really big.

But about this card! It is for challenge no. 7 over at Just Cute Bears where the challenge this week is something for Mum. I've used some more K&Co DP....love the colours in this pad. The sweet image is "The bear" from Hobby Art and he has been coloured with Promarkers. I used some lovely flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts and I've glittered them and the butterfly with a Sakura clear glitter gel pen. The flowers in the image are topped with a Sakura clear gel pen. I used a MS punch to cut out some leaves. I finished off with some glittery jewels and glittery ribbon. The sentiment is from Craftwork Cards.

Hope you like and I'll try to have a look at your entries later today if I'm not too shattered. In reality I'll probably have a look around tomorrow. If you pop over to the challenge blog at Just Cute Bears you can see what my talented teamies have made for your inspiration this week.

And of course you probably want to know what the prize is this week. Well again we are sponsored by the incredibly generous people at Cuddly Buddly. We are very lucky to have such a generous sponsor and are very grateful to them. I can tell you that they have lots more than just the lovely stamps we have been lucky enough to give to our winner every week. You can also buy digi downloads. I can really recommend their papers, they are just gorgeous and you get lots of different designs in every set. You can also buy ribbons, punches, dies.........etc. But don't just take my word for it, pop over and see for yourselves.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Kat xx

Saturday, 6 March 2010

Totally Gorjuss 20 Sketch.

Hello everyone and if Mr Blogger is being nice today he will have posted this while I have to go to work!

For our challenge this week at Totally Gorjuss Net has given us a lovely sketch to follow. Hope I've done it justice Net! I've blinged it up a bit so I could also enter it in some challenges.

I coloured Miss Bumblebee with Promarkers and paper-pieced her dress. Then I covered her wings with a Sakura clear glitter gel pen and added a heart-shaped jewel to her hair. My DP is K&Co. I got the lovely lace from Quixotic Paperie and again I've used some gorgeous roses from Wild Orchid Crafts and I cut out some leaves with a MS punch. I finished off with some heart-shaped brads, ribbon, button and pearls. The string in the button is coloured with Promarker to match.

I hope you like. If you can find time to go over to the challenge blog at Just Cute Bears you will be able to see what my talented teamies have made this week. Tell us what you think we all like to read what you have to say about the challenge and our own cards. It's always encouraging to see how many of you enter our challenge every week and we love to see how you interpret our challenge. I've enjoyed seeing all your cards "for Mum" this week. As usual we are sponsored and you can win a lovely prize, so go on give it a go. Remember you don't need to use a Gorjuss Girl to enter the challenge.

The challenges I'm entering are:-

Papertake Weekly :- Buttons, bows, brads and bling.
Quixotic :- Use leaves.
ABC :- P for paper-piecing.
Simon Says Challenge :- Girly.
Creative Inspirations Wednesday challenge :- Lace, pins and pearls.
Creative Card Crew :- Celebrations.
Charisma :- Fairies.
Stamp Something :- Girly.
A Spoon Full of Sugar :- Beads

Enjoy your weekend.

Kat xx

Thursday, 4 March 2010

Winners of my blog candy.

Good evening everyone. Just a quick post to say that I have chosen winners of my blog candy. This was done very elaborately lol! Ok I put the numbers in a small poly bag and drew out two.

The winner of the candy pictured is Annelies from Belgium.

The mystery candy has been won by Lisa from Norfolk UK.

Thanks to everone for entering and welcome to all my new followers, great to have you with me.

So if Annelies and Lisa would email me with their addresses I will get the candy off to them as soon as possible.

Kat xx


This candy has now closed and the winners' names can be found Here.


Well here it is at last.............the blog candy that I've been going to post for ages. Finally I put it together and managed to get a photo in daylight.

Just a few little things to do!

1. I'd be really pleased if you would put a piccie of my candy in your blog or sidebar.

2. I would really appreciate it if you decide to become a follower.

3. Please leave me a comment below.

I will post worldwide so everyone is welcome to enter.

If I get a good response I might find some more things to add!

Included in this candy is:-

2 sheets of Kanban toppers.

4 pieces of Kanban foiled cardstock to match.

A chipboard alphabet.

A Basic Grey 6x6 Indian Summer pad.

A Stamping Bella rubber stamp.

8 Whiff of Joy "Party Animals" rubber stamps.

The stamps are all new and unused. The reason I have so many Whiff of Joy stamps is because I did a Whiff of Joy blog hop last year to celebrate the release of the Party Animal stamps by Alison Acton. One of the prizes was a set of these stamps. Being an optimistic sort I ordered some of the stamps. Imagine my surprise when I won them. Since then I have been meaning to offer them as blog candy but have never got round to it...until now!

Edited to add :- I've found some Petaloo flowers and I think I should throw in some buttons and I've been very brave and raided my ribbon stash . If I reach 100 followers I might even add something else.

This candy is open until Thursday 4th March and I will draw a winner at 3pm. Good luck everyone!
Edited again to add:- since I've had lots of lovely entries I am going to add a surprise 2nd prize. I also need to apologise in advance for being late announcing the winners as we are going to a funeral that afternoon (weather permitting) but I hope to announce the winners about 10pm.
Kat xx

Wednesday, 3 March 2010

Bit Last Minute!

Think I've left this a bit late! I love this cute Penny Black image and I thought it was just perfect for the Charisma Cardz challenge which is for a birthday card with a candle on it.

I used some of my favourite K&Co wild raspberry DP. The image is coloured with Promarkers and I also used a Sakura clear glitter gel pen. The flowers and pearls are from Prima and that's about it. This was just a very quick card - not like me I usually take ages to make a card!

I'm also entering this card in the Penny Black challenge. This is their lovely sketch, I really enjoyed using it.
I'm off to enter this at Charisma....very quickly.
Kat xx

Tuesday, 2 March 2010

Prima Candy!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! L@@K... MORE

That's Right! Prima is giving away two more AMAZING prize packages in conjunction with their BIG SECRET! They want everyone to have a chance to win so they have changed the rules a bit.

Please copy this and link it on your blog, Facebook or any other site you frequent.
Then post here a link to your post, Facebook or site for your chance to win BIG with Prima.
One US and one international winner will be chosen on Thursday 4th March 2010.
We are getting closer and closer to finding out Prima's secret....not long now!

Don't know about you but I'm off to enter this now!

Kat xx

Monday, 1 March 2010

Thank You!

Good evening girls. I hope you have all had a good day. It has been mainly lovely and sunny here in Aberdeenshire. We had a little dusting of snow when I got up and a little shower at lunchtime but nothing that did any harm. Really cold wind but I don't think it was enough to say that March came in like a lion!

I made this card yesterday evening after I had been a good girl and finished my ironing. Left it to take a photo today completely forgetting that by the time I got home the light would be gone! I thought it would be handy to have a "Thank You" card in my box.

I'm not sure the second photo adds anything. I thought it might show that I decoupaged the flowers and popped up the whole thing on sticky pads.

Sentiment:- Hero Arts.

Colouring :- Promarkers and chalks.

Card Candy:- Craftwork cards.

Also used:- Cuttlebug Swiss dots folder, Sakura clear gel and glitter gel pens, ribbon.

I'm entering the following challenges with this card :-

Easy Craft Projects :- Thank you.
Crafty Creations :- Cut it out and pop it up.
Cupcake :- Round and round.

Think that's me now. I'm off to check if we've got many entries at Totally Gorjuss and Just Cute Bears.

See you tomorrow,

Kat xx