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Thursday, 31 May 2012

Birthday card for someone special.

Hi everyone I don't know what the weather's like where you are but here in Aberdeenshire the lovely warm sunny days have gone!! It's my day off but I'm just going to spend it crafting so I don't mind what it's like as long as it's not too cold or wet when I take the dogs out!

My birthday card for someone special is for my younger daughter who'll be (whisper it) 30 on the 6th of June. That's scary since it doesn't seem that long since she was born!

I used ;-
Image :- House Mouse.
DP :- Wild Rose Studio.
Colouring :- Promarkers.
Doily :- Cheery Lynn.
Flowers :- Marianne Designs punches.
Sentiments :- LOTV & Craftwork Cards.
Pearls :- Hobby House.
Challenges for this card :-
House Mouse :- All round fun.
Allsorts :- Happy Birthday to someone special.
Crafty Creations :- Circles.

I'm not sure this card looks very special but she doesn't really like anything that's too fussy so I hope she likes it! She has a day off next Thursday and suggested I might like to go into Aberdeen with her. Sneaky! But at least it saves me wondering what to buy her.

I just got distracted as my elder daughter sent me a reply to a text I sent her and her brother asking what kind of pod coffee maker they had! I'm thinking about using some Tesco vouchers to buy one.

Thanks for looking and I might be back later with a very simple Christmas card I made yesterday.

Sunday, 27 May 2012

Pretty in Pink.

Hi everyone, hope you're all still enjoying this beautiful weather. I suppose it's too much to hope that we get weather like this for the 2 days holiday that many of us will be having on the 4th and 5th of June to celebrate the Queen's Diamond Jubilee. My boss thinks it's ridiculous but she doesn't work unlike the two of us who actually work in the Post Office. I don't mind if there's a little rain between now and then in fact to be honest I don't mind if those two days are fantastic weatherwise or not. A day off is a day off!

Enough waffle though I've just popped on to show you a little card I made. I thought it would work well as a notelet. I love this image, it works really well for all sorts of occasions.

Image :- Hobby Art.
Colouring :- Promarkers.
Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder.
Sentiment :- Hero Arts.
Ribbon and black Stickles.

I'm entering the following challenges :-
Cute Card Thursday :- Pink and green.
Truly Scrumptious :- Pretty in pink.

Well I'd best get off and do something useful. I should be able to catch up with my favourite blogs later and do my DT visiting. And then of course there's the usual Sunday job - ironing. I don't mind ironing and it does get it out of the way if i do it today!

Thanks for looking and enjoy what's left of the weekend.

Saturday, 26 May 2012

Totally Gorjuss - 133 - Something New.

Good morning everyone, I hope you're all enjoying this fantastic weather we've been having. Hope no-one is suffering from sunburn. I've seen a few people locally who look a bit red and sore. I think we're so unused to this sort of weather that we tend to overdo it. I have to admit to not being a sunbather, always something more interesting to do! I only see the sun when I walk the dogs and its not too hot early in the morning.

Anyway it's Saturday so it's time for another challenge over at Totally Gorjuss. This week our theme is "Something New." I've used some new stash but you could make a card for a new home or a new baby or maybe use a new technique. It's up to you. We have a new sponsor, Craft All Day, this week, so don't forget to pop over and check out their website.

I'll apologise straight away for the quality of my photo this week. An easel card is bad enough to photograph but a white on white easel card is impossible, at least for my photographic skills. Or lack of them!

Mmmm I don't think this second pic adds anything!

I used :-
Memory Box dies - Butterfly, Poppies and Tulips.
Marianne Designs - flowers and leaves.
Spellbinders M-Bossabilities folder.
Craftwork Cards sentiment.

I'm also entering the following challenges :-
Creative Inspirations :- Anything goes.
Hot Shot Crafts :- Use die cuts.
Creative Card Crew :- Dimension.

I'll catch up with everyone later. Hope you can join us this week with "Something New."

Thanks for looking and enjoy your weekend.

Friday, 25 May 2012

Less is More 68.

Hi everyone. When I noticed that the challenge at Less is More was a card for a baby or child I knew I had to try to enter. Finding time to make a card was the only problem. I had quite a productive day yesterday and managed to stamp all my new boy images from LOTV. I coloured this little cutie, isn't he just great for a card for a wee boy. I only hope the card's simple enough for Less is More. I love that cute doggie. My little grandson loves to go out to play with his doggie too!

I used :-
Image :- Scooter Boy from LOTV.
Sentiment :- Hero Arts.
Colouring :- Promarkers.

Other challenges :-
Charisma :- Now flowers allowed.
Passion for Promarkers :- Birthday card.
Well I have to work this morning as my colleague has to pick up her husband at the airport. It'll be a bit of a thought to start doing housework when I get home but I suppose I'll just have to. Edited to add - as I knew would happen I've got no notion of doing any housework now. I'll clean the bathroom, en-suite and toilet but the rest can wait. Far too nice for housework!!

Thanks for looking and I'll catch up later.

Thursday, 24 May 2012

Penny Black 202 - Recycling.

Hi everyone, I've been so busy today that this is me just getting round to posting one of the cards I made! That and the fact that for a while this evening I couldn't even get online thanks to a pathetic broadband connection.

Anyway I very quickly made a card for the challenge at Penny Black. Funny how some cards come together really quickly, and this is one of them. I spent ages making my DT card for Saturday and this one just sort of happened!

I used :-
Image :- Penny Black.
Sentiment :- LOTV.
Colouring :- Promarkers.
Spellbinders M-Bossabilities.
Pearls and Stickles.
Kraft paper recycled from the inside of a roll of wrapping paper.
Raffia recycled from the flowers I got for my birthday from my husband.

For a quick card I'm quite pleased with how it turned out.

Thanks for looking and I'll be back tomorrow with a card for the Less is More challenge.

Sunday, 20 May 2012

House Mouse - Humour!

Hi everyone, me again. Unheard of for me to post twice in the one day! I'd like to say this is one of the images I coloured at my crop this afternoon. But I actually coloured it a few minutes ago. The one I coloured this afternoon had bright red cherries. I was convinced I had some DP with cherries on it and when I found it I realised it was the wrong colour for my coloured image. So nothing for it but to colour another one!

I can't resist House Mouse images, including Gruffies and Hoppers too.

I used :-
Image :- House Mouse.
DP :- Basic Grey.
Colouring :- Promarkers.
Sentiment and Card Candi :- Craftwork Cards.

Challenges for this card :-
House Mouse :- Humour.
Pollycraft :- Pink, cream, red and white.
Basic Grey :-Anything goes.

Well it's not two posts in the same day any more as it took so long to upload the photo that it's past midnight now! Oh well I tried lol!

Thanks for looking and enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Saturday, 19 May 2012

Totally Gorjuss 132 - Charmed.

Good morning everyone and am I glad it's Saturday at last! I've been working full-time this week while my colleague's been off sunning herself in Spain. Let's just say it's been a long week. I was fed up by Tuesday so as you can imagine I'll be glad to see her back this Tuesday.

I've been very late getting my DT card made for Totally Gorjussthis week. It's a nice easy challenge too, we'd like to see a charm on your card or project. We're sponsored by Heather's Hobbie Haven this week so don't forget to pop over and check out her shop.

Here's what I made this week. I'll apologise now because I only had enough time to make a quick card!

I used :-
Image :- Happy Hopper from House Mouse.
Colouring :- Promarkers.
DP :- Craft Creations.
Pearls :- Hobby House.
Glamour Dust, charm and ribbon.

I'd like to enter the following challenges :-
Truly Scrumptious :- Anything Goes.
Cute Card Thursday :- A Touch of Sparkle.
Charisma :- Metal Charms.
Fussy & Fancy :- New Baby.
Bunny Zoe :- Anything Goes.

Isn't that little Hopper cute? I love this stamp for baby cards.

I've got a crop this afternoon after work but since I've had no time to get any ideas never mind get my crafting stuff together I think I'm going to go for the knit and chat option. It'll be a good chance to catch up with the others and see what's new in the shop.

So I'll try to catch up later.

Thanks for looking and don't be shy, tell me what you think! I've been meaning to get together some candy for a while so I'll try to get that organised in the next few days.

Thursday, 17 May 2012

Penny Black 201 - In the garden.

Here I am late at night again. I made this card yesterday for the Penny Black challenge. I thought this sweet image fitted their "In the garden" challenge quite well.

I used :-
Image :- Penny Black.
DP :- First Edition.
Colouring :- Promarkers.
Sentiment and Card Candi :- Craftwork Cards.
Flowers :- Tonic punches.
Glamour Dust & ribbon.

This card also fits the following challenges :-
Papertake Weekly :-In the garden.
Oldie but a Goodie :- Things with wings.
By the Cute and Girly :- Spring is all around.

This working full time is really getting on my nerves. The worst thing is that some days are really quiet. Today I had two newspapers (not tabloids) read and Sudokus done before lunchtime. Tomorrow will be just as bad. I was glad to be going out tonight to a friend's house for some craft and chat. I think my DT card this week is going to be a bit of a rush. And then I've got a crop on Saturday afternoon so I'll need to find something to do there. Still no idea at the moment!!

Thanks for looking and I'll try to find some time to visit my favourite blogs tomorrow.

Sunday, 13 May 2012

Happy Anniversary!

And here's the card I made for my husband for our anniversary.

I kept the card simple as I think that goes down best with men.

I used :-
Spellbinders m-bossabilities hearts folder.
Martha Stewart heart punch.
Hero Arts sentiment.
Buttons - Marianne die.
White gel pen to fake stitches on buttons.

Challenges for this card :-
Allsorts :- Card for a man or boy.
Totally Papercrafts :- No girls allowed.

I can't believe it's 36 years since we got married. It's also my birthday so he has the opportunity to forget both at the same time!! He never has funnily enough. We've just been out for a lovely meal which is a bit of a first for us! I have friends and relations who go out for a meal for birthdays or anniversaries or both but it's not something we've done very often. We all went out for a meal for our silver because my younger daughter organised it. Funnily enough Dad paid for it though!

On Saturday I had a beautiful bouquet from M&S delivered from Catriona and family. Then Mhairi appeared and she had an orchid, plus a pot to put it in and some orchid food! But biggest surprise was a Gorjuss Girls book to write in, and keep things in etc. Iain appeared yesterday too in time for our usual Saturday tea from our favourite Indian restaurant. He gave me one of those big Yankee jar candles. I also got cards from them all and work and one of my cardmaking friends. All in all a good birthday.

I've even got my ironing done already so I don't have to start doing it about 9 o'clock at night which is what often happens. My colleague is off on her hols today so that's me full-time till a week on Tuesday. Hope I can find the energy to get some crafting done.

Thanks for looking. Hope everyone's had a lovely weekend.

Saturday, 12 May 2012

Totally Gorjuss - 131- Pink and Green.

Good morning everyone, are you all ready for another challenge at Totally Gorjuss. This week we have a colour challenge for you, we'd like you to use pink and green on your card or project. This week we're sponsored by the lovely people at Crafters Companionso don't forget to pop over there to check out what's new.

So here's my simple pink and green card.

I used :-
Image :- Hero Arts.
Colouring :- Promarkers.
Ribbon and pearls.

Challenges for this card :-
Truly Scrumptious :- Anything Goes.
Charisma :- Pink and girly.

Well now that I've got my laptop back things should be easier here. I really missed it! As I found out there's only so much you can do with an iPad. But then I discovered Blogpress thanks to Debbi who was using it to post from her hols on her iPhone. I decided to give it a go and it was quite easy to use. I was able to use my iPad to keep up with my DT work and visiting my favourite blogs but it was not being able to add photos or links to a post that was the problem. So I'll just keep a hold of Blogpress in case I need it again!

Well hopefully I'll be able to keep up this week. My colleague is on holiday next week and I'll be working full time, lucky me!

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

Sunday, 6 May 2012

Oh no!!!

My last post just vanished!! I was going to add some challenges and when I went to the edit screen it was blank so I decided to just not bother. Then I went back to my blog and the post was empty. There was writing and a photo there.......honest! Well I can't sort it till I get my laptop back so I have to leave it. Thanks blogger. Don't you just love blogger..... Not! Hope everyone's enjoying this bank holiday.....weather permitting of course! Kat xx

Saturday, 5 May 2012

Totally Gorjuss 130 -Sketch.

I was just catching up with some of my favourite blogs when I noticed that Debbi had posted using Blogpress from her iPhone. So I decided to check it out and download it and see if I could re-do this lost post!
This is the card I made using Net's sketch. Nearly forgot to say that as usual our sketch challenge is sponsored by Joanna Sheen. Joanna's shop is always well stocked so don't forget to pop over for a look.

Sorry it's not a very good photo. It's not easy taking a photo with an iPad! Better than nothing though.
I used :-
Image :- LOTV.
DP :- First Edition.
Colouring :- Promarkers.
Card candi & sentiment :- Craftwork Cards.
Glamour Dust, Martha Stewart punch, Marianne die and velvet ribbon.
I'd like to enter the following challenges. :-
Lili's Little Fairies :- Anything goes
Christmas Stamping' :- Glittery.
Oldie But a Goodie :- Die cuts and Punches.
Not sure if this'll work but here goes!
Thanks for looking
Kat xx

Friday, 4 May 2012

Less is More 65 - Sketch.

Hi everyone, just a quick post with some quick cards I made using the sketch from Less is More. My laptop seems to have taken some sort of weird turn and is not right at all. Sometimes as I type it starts deleting what Ive just typed. So if my punctuation is odd, thats why. Seem to have lost my apostrophe!

I used:-
Image and sentiment :- Hero Arts.
Colouring :- Promarkers.

I used the  other 3 stamps in the set to make another 3 cards.

I should go now and see if I can schedule my DT card for  tomorrow.

Thanks for looking. See you tomorrow