Hi there, hope you like what you see here. Please leave a comment if you like my work - or not! I know lots of you visit so if you leave a comment I'll know who you are and I'll be able to visit you too

Thursday, 17 March 2011

WRI Show Stuff!

Hi everyone. I don't know what's been happening this week but yet again I've hardly achieved anything. As promised I've got a few pics of my entries for last Saturday's WRI group show. First of all is my baking. The cranberry cookies on the left were 4th on Saturday and 2nd last night at our own little show. The cherry scones were unplaced last Saturday but 2nd last night. For our own show we take 3 items from each category - bulbs, handcrafts, baking and produce. I don't do bulbs -ever. Tried once and never again. I usually do handcrafts but didn't fancy any of them this year and the produce items were not for me either. So I had to bake!! These are not the originals btw as my husband ate some of them when I came home last night.

Sorry this is such a bad photo but I think this bracelet is a bit sparkly to photograph. It was highly commended on Saturday so I was quite pleased as it was a bit of a last minute effort and I haven't done much jewellery making.
This one's a bit cheeky.  The category was a crochet article in 20 cotton. The flower is from a pattern for a table centre. Probably no-one uses these nowadays except older people. I stuck a brooch back on it and transformed it into a brooch! I felt a bit bad about being placed third for it on Saturday.
These are my 3 bookmarks using different crafts. The crochet one is completely my invention! I used a different kind of crochet cotton from my usual and its a bit floppy. You might be able to see that it says "My Book" on it. The beaded one is a kit I bought and I'm quite pleased I managed to add the beads without too much hassle. The third is made using one of my favourite Hero Arts stamps. I stamped again on patterned paper and stuck the patterned flowers on flat. Since it's a bookmark I didn't think 3d flowers would be a good idea. I noticed at the show that some people had decoupage etc on their bookmarks but I thought that would be a waste of time as it would only get flattened or knocked off. I was also 3rd for the bookmarks!
This card has already been shown on my blog but I didn't have time to make one specially for the show. It was unplaced. The judges seemed to prefer cards with die cut decoupage or peeloffs! Or both.
We also had a category where each WRI has to make 6 articles following a set theme. This year it was "A Masked Ball". I can honestly say it was the worst theme we have ever had. I hadn't the faintest idea where to start. One of the others made a mask so I tried to copy the shape for my card. I had to draw it freehand as I couldn't find any stamps. Well I could but I didn't want to spend a lot of money buying stamps that would be no use to me lol! The mask was stripey and trimmed with red with added sequins. And feathers! I achieved the stripey effect by drawing black lines and adding glittery lines and then outlining in red glitter. I also added clear jewels at each side. I wish I had taken a photo of the table. We were unplaced but we think we might have been quite close to a place. Our colour co-ordination was really good and our flowers were really good this year. The ladies who judged our mini show last night thought our co-operative table was very good!!

Now I have a card that I've made for some challenges. It's quite plain so I think it would even do for a male card.

I used :-
Image :- Penny Black.
DP :- Wild Rose Studio.
Colouring :- Promarkers.
Sentiment & card candy :- Craftwork Cards.
Ribbon from stash.

I'd like to enter the following challenges :-
Penny Black :- Green.
Simon Says Stamp:-Happy Birthday.

I think I'd best go and see about my DT commenting not to mention this week's card for Totally Gorjuss.

Thanks for looking and I'll try to be a better blogger next week and visit my favourite blogs.


  1. Gosh Kat, no wonder you haven't had time to blog. So many makes for your show. Well done on the ones you were placed on. The card just so cute and very pretty. Hope you find time for blogging! Carolxx

  2. Hi! I came from Creative Card Crew's blog, just joined today for the first time. Super cute cards and bookmarks! :)

    Debbie, Crafty Heart

  3. Oh Kat these are all wonderful, I would love the recipe for the scones,they look delish...

    I really think you are so creative, that braclet is beautiful and I just love the crochet flower brooch...
    Congratulations on your placed items, so deserved!!!

    Well done Kat

  4. KAt well done one all your makes. I am well surprised about the choivce of cards?? What do they find so intriguing about peel offs??? Never mind I thought all your things were FAB!!

  5. Fabulous work.
    Thanks for sharing with us at CCCC this week.
    Best wishes, Sharon

  6. All gorgeous makes Kat! I especially love your LOTV - you're so good with these!

  7. Stunning makes Kat....you have been busy! The scones look yummy too :)
    Love your PB card, clean & simple and perfect for a male card x
    Thanks for joining us at Penny Black Saturday x

    Jenny x

  8. yummy makes kat.....thanks for joining in the fun at PBSC..hugs kath xxx


Thank you for leaving a kind comment. I love to read them and I really appreciate your feedback.