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Saturday, 25 February 2012

Totally Gorjuss 120 - Yummy.

Good morning everyone, Saturday again and time for another challenge at Totally Gorjuss. At least I hope you can see this on Saturday morning since I'm away till Sunday and trusting kind Mr Blogger to post this for me. This week I'm looking forward to seeing how you interpret our challenge which is "yummy." We're sponsored by Craftwork Cards and if that doesn't make you want to join us I don't know what would lol!

At first I couldn't think of anything in my stash that would fit the challenge. Then I remembered that I had some LOTV diecuts. And there it was the perfect image! Aren't these bunnies cute and don't those cakes look yummy?


I used :-
Image :- LOTV diecut.
DP :- First Edition.
Heart and flowers :- Martha Stewart punches.
Pearls :- Hobby House.
Ribbon, pins and Glamour Dust.

Challenges for this card :-
Lili's Little Fairies :- Afternoon Tea.

I should be in Glasgow now for a weekend break after spending Friday night with my daughter and family in Crieff. Catriona says Poppy was looking forward to Gran and Grampa coming for a sleepover! She seems to be obsessed with sleepovers!

Thanks for looking and I'll try to catch up with everyone on Monday.

Thursday, 23 February 2012

Less is More 55 Punches or Diecuts.

I've been wracking my brains trying to decide what to do for the challenge at Less is More which is to use punches or diecuts. I've kept it very simple. Or is it too simple? Oh well, I like them!


I used :-
Sentiment :- Hero Arts.
Butterflies :- Martha Stewart punches.
Gems.

Well I'd best go and try to do something useful since I'm going away for the weekend tomorrow night after work.

Thanks for looking.

Monday, 20 February 2012

Penny Black 189 Pearls and Lace.

This week I thought I'd try to enter the challenge at Penny Black earlier than the last minute. I've kept the card quite simple to show off the lovely lace and pearls.


I used :-
Image :- Penny Black.
DP :- First Edition.
Colouring :- Promarkers.
Lace, pearls, Glamour Dust and Sakura glitter gel pen.

I'm entering the following challenges :-
Penny Black :- Pearls and Lace.
Gem of a Challenge :- Sketch.
Ribbon Girl :- Pink, brown and cream.
ABC :- Jazz it up. Lots of bling and glitter.


I meant to post this on Sunday evening but it was too late! I've been at work all day so I just feel like doing a bit of catching up now. Maybe even some knitting for a change.

Thanks for looking and I think I'll go and check out the entries over at the Totally Gorjuss where we'd like to see some lace on your cards or projects this week. How easy is that? I'm hoping to see lots of you over there this week.

Saturday, 18 February 2012

Totally Gorjuss 119 - Lace.

Good morning everyone and here I am with my DT card for Totally Gorjuss. This week our challenge is "Lace." How easy is that? I know you all love lace so I hope you can find time to join us. This week we're sponsored by Heather's Hobbie Haven and I'm sure you could find something you like in her store.

Here's what I made this week.


I used :-
Image and sentiment :- LOTV.
DP :- Craft Creations.
Colouring :- Promarkers.
Flowers :- punches.
Lace, ribbon and pearls.

Not sure I'm entirely happy with this card! I love the image, the DP and the ribbon but somehow I'm not sure about the whole card!

I'm entering the following challenges :-
Creative Card Crew :- Masculine.
Cute Card Thursday :- Flower Power.
Totally Papercrafts :- Ribbons and/or bows.
Hotshot Craft :- One for the boys.

I'm looking forward to a peaceful weekend crafting, how about you? Whatever you've got planned hope you have a lovely weekend and thanks for looking. Catch up with you all later.

Friday, 17 February 2012

Penny Black 188 Love and Kisses.

Hi everyone, just a quick post with my entry for the Penny Black challenge. I couldn't resist entering with this lovely image.


I used :-
Image :- Penny Black.
Sentiment :- LOTV.
Colouring :- Promarkers.
Pearls, ribbon, MS heart punch, Sizzix die cut hearts.

I'm also entering the following challenges :-
Crafting When We Can :- Valentine/Love.
Crafty Cardmakers :- Monochrome.
Crafty Creations :- Warm and cuddly teddy bears.
Truly Scrumptious :- All Creatures Great and Small.
Paperplay :- Critters.

Have a nice weekend everyone and thanks for looking.

Thursday, 16 February 2012

Less is More 54 - Stripes.

Hi everyone me again. I've been trying and trying to think what I could do for this weeks challenge at Less is More which is a one layer card with stripes. Then I found this little bird image and thought maybe I could use it to make a simple card. Well actually as you can see I made 3!


I used :-
Image & sentiment :- Hero Arts inked with Distress Inks.

I'd best go and see if I can get on with my DT card for Saturday. And see what the dogs are up too. It's very quiet so maybe they're sleeping!

Winners of Whiff of Joy Candy.

Hi everyone. Well as promised I'm back with the winners of the Whiff of Joy candy. It wasn't difficult as there weren't many of you who wanted it. So here are the lucky people.

Numbers 3, 8 & 10. So if Bettina L, MagsB and Trish at Time to share email me with their details I'll get the stamps posted out to them ASAP.

Thanks for joining in and I'll post some more candy soon.

Anyone fancy some Whiff of Joy Stamps?

I've got some Whiff of Joy stamps looking for a new home. Some have been lightly used but some have never seen ink at all. I have female and male ones, Christmas ones, sentiments, animals, swirls. Just leave me a comment if you're a follower. I'll choose more than one winner next Thursday, 16th February after 1pm.

Saturday, 11 February 2012

Totally Gorjuss 118 Lurve.

Good morning everyone, Saturday again already and time for another challenge over at Totally Gorjuss. This week our challenge is "Lurve." It doesn't have to be a Valentine of course but if you haven't got one made already well here's your chance. We're sponsored by the lovely people at Crafter's Companion who always have lots of must haves to spend your money on.

So here's my take on the theme and if you want more inspiration do pop over to the challenge blog to see the lovely creations my talented teamies have made this week.


I used :-
Image :- LOTV square.
DP :- First Edition - Love Letters.
Flowers :- Wild Orchid Crafts.
Sentiment :- Hero Arts.
Pearls :- Hobby House.
Butterfly :- Martha Stewart.
Doiley :- Joanna Sheen.

I'm entering the following challenges :-
Papertake Weekly :- Anything Goes with the option of adding a heart.
Creative Inspirations :- Lots of Love.
Simon Says Stamp :- Love is in the air.
Lili's Little Fairies :- Sketch.
Charisma Cardz :- Things with wings.
Paperplay :- Love Letters.
Cute Card Thursday :- Pink Valentine.
Daring Cardmakers :- Hearts and Doilies.
Dream Valley :- Valentine.
Wild Orchid :- Love is.....

Wow I never enter as many challenges as that. There were another one or two but I wanted to enter the Charisma Cardz challenge and they have a limit of 10 challenges including their own. I think that's pretty fair. I sometimes see people entering loads of challenges and the connections with some of the challenges can be a bit thin!

Well as usual I'll be at work this morning so I'll try to get some blogging done this afternoon.

Thanks for looking and enjoy your weekend, hope the weather's not too bad where you are. It's been windy and frosty and cold here but we've been lucky and had no snow.

Thursday, 9 February 2012

Less is More 53 Aqua.

Just a quick post with my entry for the Less is Morechallenge. I had various ideas but the ink pad I decided to use stamped very faintly whatever I did. So I decided to try something else. I used a Memory Box die to cut out an aqua butterfly. The backing is made using the "in stitches" embossing folder from Craft Concepts and edged with cool aqua Promarker.


I'm off out tonight so I'll have to try to catch up later. Last night was my WRI meeting and a member of another local WRI and her Mum came along and did scrapbooking with us. We all went home with something and all quite chuffed with ourselves.

Thanks for looking.

Sunday, 5 February 2012

Awww cute!

I couldn't resist using this cute image to join in the challenge over at House Mouse. I think it just fits their theme which is love and use more than one heart. There's also a blog which I'm hoping to join in too.


I used :-
Image :- House Mouse.
Colouring :- Promarkers.
DP :- First Edition - Love Letters.
Sentiment :- Craftwork Cards.
Hearts :- Sizzix.
Lace, Glamour Dust and gem.

Challenges :-
House Mouse :- Love and more than one heart.
Diecut Dreams :- Pink, red and heart.
Truly Scrumptious :- Love and hearts.
Oldie but a Goodie :- Have a Heart.
By the Cute and Girly :- Love is in the Air.
Daring Cardmakers :- Pink and Red.
St Lukes Charity Cards Challenge :- Love and Lace.
Waste not Wednesday :- Use an uninked stamp or digi image. Not sure why I've never used this cute image before!
Joanna Sheen Challenge :- Love is in the air.

Seems to be a lot of hearts and love challenges around just now. Must be the time of year lol!

Thanks for looking and I'll try to get round my favourite blogs later.

Kat xx

Saturday, 4 February 2012

Totally Gorjuss 117 Sketch.

Well girls, so who else can hardly believe that it's the beginning of February already?! But I've checked and it is so it's time for a sketch challenge at Totally Gorjuss. As usual we are sponsored by Joanna Sheen and if you pop over to her online shop you'll see what an array of goodies she has and no p&p to pay.

Net has given us a lovely sketch to use so here it is

and here's my take on it.


I used :-
Image :- LOTV cute square.
Embossing folders - Cuttlebug.
Snowflakes :- Martha Stewart punch.
Sentiment and Card Candi :- Craftwork Cards.
Glamour Dust, ribbon and gems.

Challenges :-
Stampin for the Weekend :- Embossing.
Pollycraft :- Favourite Things - Glamour Dust, gingham ribbon, snowflakes.
Pile it on :- Just Because.
ABC Christmas :- Bears plus one or more from bunting, banners, brads, bling, buttons, bows and blooms. I used bling! No surprise there then.

Hope you like and I'll see you all later after work. I don't really like working on a Saturday morning but if it's quiet I can sometimes get my paper read!

Wednesday, 1 February 2012

Floral Frenzy at Penny Black.

Hi everyone, I don't usually post in the evening but since I've got a card made at last this week I thought I'd just show it now in case I've got something else made tomorrow. I've not been very productive since the laptop scare last week. Not sure why though I have done some knitting and made some more communion token cards. 

I couldn't resist using one of my favourite Penny Black stamps when I saw that their challenge was Floral Frenzy.


I used :-
Image :- Penny Black - Poppies.
Colouring :- Promarkers.
DP :- Marianne Design.
Sentiment :- Craftwork Cards.
Flowers :- retro punches.
Glamour Dust, Sakura clear, glitter gel pen, pearls, gems and ribbon.

Challenges :-
Dream Valley :- Animals.
Hot Shot Craft :- Flowers.
Papertake Weekly :- Sketch.
Penny Black :- Floral Frenzy.
Secret Crafter :- Ribbon.
Simon Says Stamp :- Animal Antics.

Think I'll go and have a coffee now and try to get to bed earlier than usual. Catch up with you all tomorrow.

Thanks for looking.