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Saturday, 22 February 2014

Totally Gorjuss 224 - Use String.

Good morning everyone. Another week where I haven't achieved very much on the cardmaking front.  I did have an afternoon at the craft group but that involved knitting! I more or less lost my day off on Thursday as it was my day for Messy Church. I had to spend the morning preparing. We were painting on glass jars this month and unfortunately I'm not known for my artistic skills. I managed a rainbow and some flowers. The children enjoyed it so that's all that matters. They went off home with their jars and tealights to light at home.

This week at Totally Gorjusswe'd like you to use string on your card or project. One of the girls at work asked if I'd make a 21st birthday card for one of the young lads who works in the shop when he's not at college. I've used a stamp from one of my favourite stamps sets from Papermania. It's ideal for male cards as it has a good variety of images. Here's what I made.

I matted the image on Real Red from Stampin' Up! The image was stamped with Real Red too as was the sentiment from LOTV. I finished off with some red and white baker's twine from the Ribbon Girl.

I've got a crop after work today so I'll catch up later.

Thanks for looking and I hope you can join us. We're sponsored by the Hobby House this week. One of my absolute favourite places to buy some of my favourite embellishments, pearls and gems.

Kat xx

Saturday, 15 February 2014

Totally Gorjuss 223 - Lovey Dovey.

Hi everyone, I'm a bit late with my post for Totally Gorjuss this week. I'm blaming the weather as one moment I had Internet access and the next it was gone! At least it's working now but my heating is off now, the weather has put it off a few times recently!!

Anyway this week our theme is "Lovey Dovey." ok I know Valentine's Day was yesterday but maybe you've got a card you've made already that you'd like to share with us. We're sponsored by the lovely Tracy at Dies to Die for this week. I love her shop, don't you?

Here's what I made for my husband.

I used :-
Die :- Heart Ensemble from Memory Box.
Sentiment :- Stampin' Up!
Glitter added to heart with a Sakura clear, glitter gel pen.
Ribbon from stash.

I'm off to have a look around my favourite blogs now.

Have a lovely weekend everyone and thanks for popping in to see me.

Kat xx

Saturday, 8 February 2014

Totally Gorjuss 222 - Sentiment as the main focus.

Good morning everyone. I hope everyone is well and looking forward to a lovely weekend.

This week at Totally Gorjuss we would like to see a card with the sentiment as the main focus. Sounds easy..........or does it?! Again I've gone for something very simple. I think this does really mean that the focus is on the sentiment.

I got a bit carried away at the last minute and made two cards to show you this week.

I used :-
Sentiments :- Sassy Salutations from Stampin' Up!
Candy dots :- Stampin' Up!
Colouring :- Stampin' Write markers.
Washi Tape from stash.

I hope you can join us this week. We're sponsored by Crafter's Companion and it's always worth a look at their website to see what goodies they have to tempt you.

Thanks for looking and I'll see what you're up to after work.

Kat xx

Friday, 7 February 2014

For a new baby girl.

One of the girls at work asked if I'd make her a baby card to give to the bosses on the birth of their granddaughter. She said she didn't fancy any of the cards in the shop!

I'd already made mine and had one in my box but I ended up making 2 more to let her choose.

I used some favourite LOTV images that I keep going back to in spite of the fact that I have some new ones.

I used some of that lovely new lace again.

This time I added some lovely pink ribbon.

As I said both images are from LOTV with matching sentiments and coloured with Promarkers. The pearls are from the Hobby House as usual. And I added some glitter to the little mobile on the second card with a Sakura clear glitter gel pen.

CAS again but I'm quite happy with them. I expect you're wondering which one my colleague chose. Well she didn't choose one of them at all. She liked them both but ended up choosing the one I had in my box. It was pink with white ribbon and a pink pram cut out with that lovely Marianne die I used here. Not to worry though cos now I've got an extra baby girl card in my box.

Well thanks for looking. I'll be back tomorrow with my DT card for Totally Gorjuss.

Kat xx

Thursday, 6 February 2014


One of our Messy Church leaders asked me to make her a Valentine card. She's actually going to give a service/talk at a local nursing home so she wanted a large card. She gave me some card which unfortunately she had already folded! I don't know about you but I can't work with card that isn't straight and this wasn't straight in any direction. Unfortunately it was such a big piece of card that it didn't fit in my guillotine or trimmer. I persevered though and got it to a more manageable size. I still wasn't comfortable with it as it is much bigger than the biggest card I've ever made. I left it with my colleague at the post office and Beatrice's husband picked it up today. She sent me a text to say she was delighted with it. Quite a surprise! But you can judge for yourselves as here it is.

I used :-
Hearts :- Nesties.
Butterflies :- vellum and punch both from Stampin' Up!
Sentiment :- Cut out with Cricut.
Pearls :- Hobby House.
Ribbon from stash.

She didn't want anything fancy. Suggested maybe a heart but I couldn't imagine a card this size with a heart so I tried to keep it simple but just kind of size it up from my usual type of card. Anyway if she's happy, I'm happy!

Thanks for looking and I'll see you tomorrow with some baby cards I made for a colleague to give her a choice.

Kat xx

Saturday, 1 February 2014

Totally Gorjuss 221 - Sunny Colours.

Good morning everyone. I don't know about you but it's been a terrible week here weather-wise. It's been rainy, windy and really cold too. People keep talking about snow but so far so good. Fingers crossed it stays away, at least you can still get about in the rain!

Anyway my fingers are cold as I'm typing this on Friday evening so I'm going to make this short!

At Totally Gorjuss this week we'd like you to use "sunny colours." Not the sort of colours I usually use but I think it's worked out ok.

I used :-
Card :- Calypso Coral.
Image :- So Very Grateful
Stampin' Write markers.
Crochet lace trim.
All from Stampin' Up!

Well I hope you can join us this week for this nice easy challenge. We're sponsored by the Ribbon Girl this week so you can be sure of finding something nice to buy if you win.

Thanks for looking and I'll catch up with you all later.

Kat xx

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