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Thursday, 21 March 2013

I'm Shattered!!

Meant to do this sooner but I got distracted visiting my favourite blogs! I made this card when I was crafting with my friend yesterday. I also made a bunny to hold Easter eggs for one of the grandkids. I have another one ready to put together so I'll show you them when they're finished. My friend found the templates and instructions in a magazine and she's made some already.

So here's the card. I'm quite early as it's for my (great) nephew's birthday in a few weeks time.

I stamped the Papermania image in Stampin' Up! Midnight Muse ink. The sentiment is from Stampin' Up!'s Bitty Banners and cut out with a SU Bitty Banners Framelits die. I added some twine from the Ribbon Girl a key charm and tag made using the SU Jewelry Tag punch.

Hope Donald likes it. I think it's probably plain enough for a 21 year old lad!

I think this card fits the following challenges :-

Creative Card Crew :- Masculine.
Charisma :- Die Cuts.
Penny Black and More at Allsorts :- One for the boys
 Crafty Ribbons :- One for the boys.
ABC :- J for Just as you like.

I've had a really busy day today! This was my day to help at Messy Church. We meet every third Thursday in the month. Our parish church serves two villages and so far we have met in the village further from me. Today we met in the village where I work. The layout was rather different as we used the two rooms downstairs as they are next to the kitchen rather than the main hall. This made it feel really busy. I think we did actually have more children. The mums from that village who don't drive/don't have the use of a car were able to join us but on the other hand some from the other village weren't able to come. I was supposed to be decorating egg people with the children. By the time I boiled 28 eggs and found all the bits and pieces to decorate them and made three samples it was nearly time to set off. Unluckily two eggs cracked in the pot and I dropped two in the sink. So we must have had 21 children making egg people. I felt really bad when one little boy came over with his Mum when the eggs were all gone. Luckily his sister had made one earlier so at least they had one to take home. I think the children really enjoyed decorating the eggs and they were incredibly inventive lol!

I spent the last half hour throwing unwanted stamps into a bag for the charity shop. There's nothing wrong with them but some of them have been in a drawer for years and never seen ink so I just decided enough was enough they'd probably never be used now. I have lots of other things I'm going to throw out. I can also use lots of stuff at Messy Church.

Now I'm off to catch up with my DT work and see if I can get some crafting done.

Thanks for looking and I really appreciate your lovely comments.

Kat xx


  1. Sounds like a busy time Kat, used to work with kids years ago, not sure who had the most fun lol! Lovely CAS card. Hope you get a rest over the weekend, going by the weather we may be having to stay put. Carolxx

  2. My gosh no wonder you are shattered, cannot imagine doing all those eggs. Love your male card, I enjoy stamping in different colours. xx Flora

  3. Wow! You really have been busy! That is an awful lot of eggs, lol! I have been making a papier mache 'balloon egg' with Keiran for over a week now...it's now finished. I'll post a picture maybe tomorrow.

    Your card is lovely hun! I love that you've stamped in blue...it gives it a different, and younger look to it. I must dig mine out again!

    Off to check what I {need} before Sale-a-Bration ends lol!! Goodnight!
    Lizy xx

  4. hi Kat! not sure my comment posted, fingers crossed it works this time! as I said, I am amazed you find time to craft as well as help out with so many other activities, I wish I had half your energy! The card is simple and elegant, and perfect for a man.
    hugs, annie x

  5. Everything in simplicity. Bravo ! It's successful !

    Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz this week.

    Hugs from France.

  6. Certainly does sound like you are having a busy time Kat and decorating eggs takes me back years, I used to love doing them with the children when they were small.

    Good idea with the stamps, although I like to recycle to crafty friends, it's just not cost effective with the wood mounted ones so might do the same.

    A great CAS style card.

  7. Love this CAS look on this card Kat, your life sounds like mine just now trying to get everything done and just not enough hours in the day and no mojo.. Hope you have a lovely weekend. Aud x

  8. Fab card Kat, great design... You sound very busy hun, don't know how you fit it all in! Hugs, Lisa x

  9. This is very elegant. So glad you shared with us this fortnight at Creative Card Crew! Hope to see you again soon!
    Hugs, Yvonne

  10. Lovely card, great image Thanks for joining us at Creative Card Crew with our Masculine challenge Hugs Tania xx (DT)

  11. Lovely work, love the clean & simple style. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Charisma Cardz challenge this week.
    Jenni x

  12. Lovely card Hun I'm sure Donald will love it :)

    Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz Challenge :)

    Hugs Mandy xxxx

  13. Fabulous card Kat :-) perfect image and CAS design :-)

    thanks for joining us on the Crafty Ribbons Challenge :-)
    Lols x x x

  14. Thanks so much for joining us at CCC with your gorgeous card xx Jan


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