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Saturday, 31 May 2014

Totally Gorjuss Challenge 238 - Stitching.

Good morning everyone. I'm hoping for another sunny day like Thursday and Friday!

This week at Totally Gorjuss we'd like to see some stitching on your card. This can be real stitching or faux stitching like mine.

I needed to make a card for a friend's grandson who's just become a "big brother." I love this cute image. I also have a "big sister" stamp.

I used :-
Image ;- Funky Kits.
Colouring :- Promarkers.
Sentiment :- Hero Arts and Stampin' Up!
Card Candy :- Craftwork Cards.

I quite like how it's turned out, nice and simple for a wee boy.

I'm at work this morning as usual. At least back to normal now after a few weeks of freedom. And yes I'd be lying if I said I was pleased to be back at work. I've really enjoyed being at home and I never got bored! I maybe haven't managed to make many cards or do much blogging but I have done a lot of knitting and crocheting. I'm knitting a summer top just now (as well as crocheting 2 blankets) and I've remembered how much I hate using a circular needle!

We're going to the theatre tonight to see Dial M for Murder so I'm looking forward to that. We haven't been to the theatre for ages but the email offering £10 off was a nice incentive!

Catch you all later. Thanks for looking.

Kat xx

Saturday, 24 May 2014

Totally Gorjuss Challenge 237 - Buttons and/or Bows.

Good morning everyone. Is it just me or does Saturday come round really quickly? What's even more scary is that on Monday it'll be 8 weeks since my operation! I went back to work yesterday as I thought a half day on Friday and Saturday would break me in and my colleague has agreed to work on Monday afternoon so I only need to do the morning. You can see from this that we don't have the Bank Holiday on Monday. On the plus side we have a local holiday the next Monday.

But enough waffle, I'm trying to get this post done while I have an Internet connection!

At Totally Gorjuss this week our challenge is Buttons and/or Bows. I've only managed one button but I've added two bows.

I used :-
Flower :- Tim Holtz Tattered Florals.
Sentiment, button and twine :- Stampin' Up!
Pearls :- Hobby House.
Embossing Folder and -Doily :- Sizzix.
Martha Stewart punch and ribbon.

I've bought my neighbour a gorgeous Orchid as well and I'll take it over after work. I thought about flowers but I think she'll probably get lots of flowers and hopefully a plant will last longer.

As usual I've been a bad blogger. I thought when I was off work I'd do lots of blogging but with this awful connection I just get fed up and switch of my laptop. If I'm being honest I think after five years I'm getting fed up blogging! Never thought I'd say that.

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

Kat xx

Saturday, 17 May 2014

Totally Gorjuss 236 - Lace.

Good morning everyone. Hasn't it been a lovely sunny, warm week. Well I hope it has been for everyone. It's been lovely here but now it's Saturday and it's looking a bit cloudy!

Time for another challenge at Totally Gorjuss. This week we'd like to see lace on your card. I've added a piece of lace but you could use a lace die cut or doily if you like. I must apologise if you can't see my lace very well. It is there but it's a bit hidden by the image and the ribbon! I made the card for a colleague who wanted a special card for her granddaughter's first birthday. And she likes a lot of bling.

I used :-
Image :- LOTV topper.
Lace and ribbon :- Ribbon Girl.
Gems :- Hobby House.
Corner :- Whimsy.
Sentiment :- Stampin' Up!e Glamour Dust and Nesties.

As usual must apologise for being a bad blogger. I'm still off wme ork and you'd think I'd have lots of time to blog but somehow it doesn't happen! This week I've been at the nurse, the doctor and the dentist. Thankfully I don't need to see any of them again, at least not for a long time I hope! I can go back to work next week :(  Probably for the best as I'm enjoying being at home too much! I've also been baking for my WRI meeting so that was an evening out, an afternoon at our knitting and crochet group. And I nearly forgot an afternoon doing craft at Messy Church and time preparing for it. Wow when I see all that written down it does look like a busy week. Good thing I wasn't working too!!

I've got a crop this afternoon so I'd best go and try to organise something to do there. Lots to do but not much motivation. I need a 90th birthday card for my neighbour, a birthday card for my daughter and 2 new baby cards and a big brother card. Plenty to keep me occupied.

Thanks for looking and surely I can manage to do more blogging this week. If that dratted internet connection lets me.

Have a lovely weekend everyone.

Kat xx

Saturday, 10 May 2014

Totally Gorjuss -235 - Don't Be Square!

Good morning everyone.Time for another Saturday challenge at Totally Gorjuss. This week our challenge is "Don't Be Square." Easy isn't it? All you need to do is make a different style of card. If you usually make square cards, like me, why not make a different shaped card or even just a simple rectangular one.

Here's what I made. This quick and easy card is for my brother who is having a big birthday on Sunday and as you know men don't like fussy!

I used :-
Image :- Papermania.
Sentiment :- Stampin' Up!
Washi Tape :- Fantastic Ribbons.
Stamping done in Stampin' Up! Real Red to match the red layer of card.

I'm not sure if this card fits the one layer challenge at Less is More as I've added a piece of washi tape but I'll enter anyway!

I'm off out to a coffee morning today. I usually work on a Saturday morning so I miss coffee mornings although I can manage to go to soup and sweet fundraisers. This one is in aid of Christian Aid as this is the start of Christian Aid week. Must remember to take a raffle with me. I'd quite like to win it back cos it's yummy chocs!! On the other hand I've maybe eaten enough sweeties recently.

Enjoy your weekend everyone and thanks for looking. Catch up with you all later.

Kat xx

Saturday, 3 May 2014

Totally Gorjuss 234 - Things with Wings.

Good morning everyone hope you are all ready to enjoy another Bank Holiday weekend. I'm quite miffed because this is the second Monday holiday I've missed because I've been off work!! Actually it's quite worrying how much I'm loving being at home all day every day! Don't tell anyone but I think I'm going to start driving next week. Then I can at least go for my papers and then after another week or so I can go back to work.

But as it's Saturday again it's time for another challenge at Totally Gorjuss. This week our challenge is "Things with Wings." That should be easy, shouldn't it? You could have fairies, angels, birds or butterflies. I've chosen to use butterflies as I love butterflies and I found lots of them in my bit box. I also found the flower in their too. Oops nearly forgot to tell you that we're sponsored by The Ribbon Girl this week. Wish I could join in - I love their products!

So here's what I made with my "bits."

I used :-
Flower :- Magnolia Doohicky dies.
Butterflies :- Stampin' Up! punch.
Sentiment :- Stampin' Up!
Pearls :- Hobby House.

I really liked the layout from, last weeks Less is More challenge so I decided to use it for my DT card. I'm not sure when I last entered a challenge. I've hardly even been online for weeks now. Every time my internet goes off I just switch off my laptop, lazy person!

Not sure if this fits Lizy's Frugal Friday Challenge but I'll enter anyway!

Have a lovely weekend everyone and I'll catch up later.

Thanks for looking.

Kat xx

Friday, 2 May 2014

Look what I've been making........

Hi everyone. I thought I'd show you what I've been making recently instead of blogging.

This is one of my Malawi blankets.

I also made 3 fish and chip jumpers and hats and 3 other jumpers and hats. I thought some random wool would be nice for a change. Stripes would have been a nice change but it's enough of an ordeal for me to sew up knitting without having to sew up stripes neatly!!

Maybe I should have laid them out a bit better you can't see the full beauty of them when they're all folded up like this lol!!

I'm also nearly finished another blanket that I've only been working on for a week! I got a bit obsessed with it! I used 17 colours that were left over from other blankets. I decided to make it random and I was determined that no two squares would be the same. Neither random nor no two squares the same are as easy as they sound. Random is quite difficult for me, I think my brain must be too tidy and ordered! As you can see from the blanket above I usually use four colours and move the colours one place along every time. Not sure that makes sense but if you look at the blanket you'll see what I mean. I think! I'm working on the edging of my latest blanket so I should be able to show it to you soon. I've also finished and Aran cardigan but needless to say it's still waiting to be sewn up!!

Best go now and think about organising tea. It's been really nice and sunny here today and the dogs have been out in the garden most of the time. It wasn't as warm as last Monday but I did manage to have my coffee outside this morning.

Thanks for looking and I'll see you all tomorrow with my DT card for Totally Gorjuss.

Kat xx