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Tuesday, 30 April 2013

Candy Winner!

As promised I'm back with the winner of my candy. Using an ultra-sophisticated choosing mechanism. ie pieces of paper with numbers 1-26 on them the winner is..............................

No. 21 Wilma.

Congratulations Wilma. Please email me at katanderson.13@gmail.com and I'll get the candy posted as soon as possible.

Thanks to everyone who entered and a big welcome to my new followers. I'll be having another candy soon to celebrate my birthday.

Kat xx

Candy Time!

This is a sticky so please scroll down for more posts.

Edited to add - sorry to mess you around but since I've found some more candy and I'm going to be busy this week I've decided to extend it till the 30th of April. So that gives some more of you time to enter. 
I thought it was about time I had a little candy. So here it is.

It's not much just some ribbon and stickles and liquid pearls. I always have too much ribbon so if anyone can use it that would be good.

I've added a pot of Brushed Corduroy Distress embossing powder and two Stazon inkpads in red and violet.

Blog candy rules :-
Be a follower and please stay ( I feel hurt when anyone leaves!)
Post a pic of the candy on your sidebar.
Leave me a comment.
Email within 7 days to claim your prize.

The candy will remain open till 8pm on 30th April and I'll announce the winner soon after that.

Thanks for looking.

Kat xx

Sunday, 28 April 2013

Exciting New Challenge Blog.

Just popped on to tell you about an exciting new challenge blog that starts on Thursday 2nd May. There's candy on offer so pop over for more information and become a follower to join in. There's also going to be a DT call when the challenge starts.

Kat xx

Saturday, 27 April 2013

Isn't she sweet?

Good morning everyone. It's time for our weekly challenge at Totally Gorjuss. This week we'd like to see ribbons and pearls on your lovely creations. We're sponsored by The Ribbon Girl and Milk and Coffee this week. That means you have two chances to win this week so I hope you'll be able to join us.

The DT were lucky to be given images to use by Milk and Coffee. I hope you'll pop over to see what my talented teamies have made to inspire you this week.

I've used the lovely Charlotte with Bunny Love Balloon, isn't she pretty?

I used :-
Image :- digi from Milk and Coffee.
Colouring :- Promarkers.
DP :- Forever Friends.
Embossing folder :- Swiss Dots.
Pearls :- Hobby House.
Seam Binding :- Ribbon Girl.
Glamour Dust.

I'm entering the following challenges :-
Freshly Made Sketches :- Sketch.
In the Pink :- Ribbons or ruffles.

Well I'm off to work as usual this morning so I'll catch up later.

Thanks for looking and also for taking the time to leave me a comment.

Kat xx

Wednesday, 24 April 2013

Just a note...

Hi everyone, hope you're all fine. I would say I am but I seem to have developed a bit of a cold so I'm a bit fed up!

I enjoyed making a card the other day for Less is More using Jen's lovely colour combo and layout. So today I couldn't resist making another one. This time I've used a different colour combo. Do you like this lovely ridged Kraft card I found in my stash and some of my favourite Lilac Bazzill card.

I used :-
Image :- LOTV popped up on sticky pads for some dimension.
Sentiment :- Hero Arts.
Colouring :- Promarkers.
Fishtail :- Stampin' Up! Stamped with Hero Arts

Envelope pattern in Wisteria Wonder.

Well that took ages to upload that pic, my broadband's hopeless tonight!

Hope you like and feel free to tell me what you think, I love to read your comments. Sometimes I need a wee bit of encouragement. At least I get a day off tomorrow. I hope I can get some crafting done.

By the way have you entered my candy yet? I added some more items to it and I extended it to next Tuesday, the 30th.

Thanks for looking.

Kat xx

Saturday, 20 April 2013

Totally Gorjuss 180 Embossed.

Good morning from a lovely sunny, bright Aberdeenshire. So far!!

I need to be super quick here as I forgot to schedule this post and I need to have breakfast and get my hair washed before work. I have a crop this afternoon so I can't just be a wee bit late posting.

This week at Totally Gorjuss we'd like to see some embossing. Ours sponsor this week is Heather's Hobbie Haven so why don't you come and join us? We'd love to see you.

Here's what I made.

Now I really need to go. I'll come back later and add some details of what I used to make this card.

Thanks for looking.

Kat xx

Sunday, 14 April 2013


Not sure if I need a Congratulations card for a Graduation any time soon but if I do I'm prepared with this little cutie.

When I saw that the challenge at Less is More is a one layer card and the subject is "A Film" I thought I was going to be struggling. It's not the one layer part that bothers me as I'm getting used to that now. No, it was the film part. I usually struggle with making a card to depict a film or a tune. Then I had a bit of a brainwave! My favourite ever film is "The Graduate." I remember seeing it years ago, and I won't say how long ago, with  my boyfriend. Trying not to drool over Dustin Hoffmann! After that I would have watched anything with Dustin Hoffmann in it and if I'm honest I still would. Don't tell my hubby though.

Isn't he cute. I added blue to his gown as that's the colour of the hood of my graduation gown. A wee while ago now.

I used :-
Image and sentiment :- Hero Arts.
Watercolour pencils.

I'm also entering the challenge at Crafting When We Can which is "At the Movies."

I have one or two more ideas for the LIM challenge so I might be back later in the week. Unfortunately I have some knitting I need to sew up for a WRI competition on Wednesday. I also need to bake for another competition. It's also our AGM and I'm feeling quite pleased with myself because my books are done and were exactly right first time. My boss is auditing them for me now and all I have to do now is sort out the points prizes. At our monthly meetings we have either one or two competitions and get points for a 1st, 2nd or 3rd. At the end of the year the member in charge of this works out who is 1st and 2nd overall and who has entered most competitions and got fewest prizes. We call this the endeavour shield now as most entries fewest prizes doesn't really sound very nice especially since there are only a few of us and it depends on the judge who might not know anything about what they're judging!

As some of you might know I work in my local sub-post office. The subpostmistress does not work due to health problems so I do everything that she would do. ie ordering cash, stock and stationery and doing the weekly balance. We were audited recently and to the auditors' surprise we were balanced to the penny. They told my boss that this never happened! She said that I liked everything to be right so she wasn't surprised. One of the auditors asked if I had worked in a bank and she said that I had. When I worked in the bank we had to balance to the penny every night before we could go home so I guess old habits die hard! My colleague was working that morning and they were pleased with how well she was doing since she has only been in the P.O. for about a year and a half. Needless to say neither of us got a nice bonus for our good work. We were both pretty chuffed though.

Enough wittering though, I'm off to have a nose around the blogs and see if I need to do any DT commenting.

Thanks for looking and I love to read what you think. So if you've got a minute to spare I'd love to hear from you.

Kat xx

Saturday, 13 April 2013

Totally Gorjuss 179 - Spring Shades.

Hi everyone, time for another challenge over at Totally Gorjuss. This week we would like you to use Spring Colours. Now I don't know about where you are but it doesn't feel very Spring-like here in Aberdeenshire. Maybe using Spring colours will cheer us all up. And if that doesn't cheer you up maybe the thought of spending the £10 prize at our lovely sponsor Crafter's Companion will!

This is what I made.

I used :-
Image and DP :- LOTV.
Colouring :- Promarkers.
Pearls and rhinestones :- Hobby House.
Glamour Dust and ribbon.

I'm entering the following challenges :-
The Pink Elephant :- Use Spring colours.
Created with Love :- 1 image, 2 DPs and 3 embellishments.
Simon Says Stamp :- April Showers and/or Spring Flowers.
Cute Card Thursday :- Butterfly Kisses.
In the Pink :- Let's Fly Away.
Joanna Sheen :- Spring into Spring.
Papertake Weekly :- Blooms, ribbon and gems.

I'll catch up later after work. But in the meantime have you seen my candy? Everyone is welcome to enter so please remember to add your name. You still have a week to enter and you know what they say - you have to be in it to win it.

Thanks for looking and have a lovely weekend.

Kat xx

Thursday, 11 April 2013

Sleepy Little Bear!

Hi everyone, hope you're all well today. I'm happy because it's my day off and tonight I'm going to see some of my friends for some crafting.

I was crafting with another friend yesterday afternoon and started making this baby card. I loved the sketch from the Penny Black challenge so I decided to use it again. This is one of my favourite LOTV stamps for making baby cards. It's nice and simple and really easy to colour.

I used :-
Image and sentiment :- LOTV.
Colouring :- Promarkers.
Embossing folders :- Cuttlebug Swiss Dots and Stampin' Up! Adorning Accents.
Rhinestones :- Hobby House.
Glamour Dust and ribbon.

I'm entering the challenge at :-
 Ready Teddy Go :- Anything Goes.
Stamping Sensations :- Special Occasion - not birthday.
Gem of a Challenge :- Animals.

I'm having problems with my laptop. When I started trying to leave comments on blogs yesterday evening I discovered I had no letter t. Great - one of the letters you use most. After a lot of faffing around I can use it, not easily of course but at least it works after a fashion. doesn't have the top on it but I'm not proud. This was supposed to be a new keyboard last year but I'm not sure as the t key seems to have a worn patch on it! I don't really want to take it back to the repair shop as it could be away for days!

Anyway thanks for looking and I'll try to catch up later, keyboard permitting.

Kat xx

Sunday, 7 April 2013

Do you like Poppies?

I do. I think they're among my favourite flowers. I know that Brenda loves Poppies too so I made this card to celebrate her blogaversary. Hope she likes it!

I used :-
Image :- Penny Black Poppies.
Colouring :- Promarkers.
Embossing folders :- Cuttlebug Swiss Dots and Stampin' Up! Honeycomb.
Twine :- Ribbon Girl.
Pearls :- Hobby House.

I would have added black Stickles to the centre of the Poppies but I've lost them! I've searched everywhere but they've vanished. So I coloured the centres with black Promarker, then added some Glamour Dust and then more black Promarker. I wonder if the reason I've lost my black Stickles is because my table is a bit of a tip or if I've accidentally dropped them in my rubbish bag which has been binned! Suppose I'd best just buy a new bottle.

I used the lovely sketch from Penny Black so I'm entering their challenge. I'm also entering the challenge at Crafty Creations which is flowers or fairies.

Oops I've just noticed the time! I think I'd best go and do my ironing now.

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

Kat xx

Less is More Lime and Black

Hi everyone, hope you're having a good weekend. Not sure what to make of the weather this weekend. Yesterday started off very frosty, then it was a lovely sunny day. But at night we had sleet or was it snow? Whatever it was it made the ground a bit white!

I made a very simple, very CAS card for Less is More. The theme this week is a colour one, they want us to use Lime and Black. Chrissie and Jen have made fabby cards to inspire us as usual. I have to admit that this isn't the card I set out to make but I got fed up trying to achieve what I wanted so I made this instead!

 I used :-
Sentiment :- Stampin' Up!
Ribbon from stash.

Mmmm not much I can say about this.....! There's just something about that "thank you" with its upper and lower case letters that I really like. It comes from a set called "Wacky Wishes" which I think will be very useful.

Thanks for looking and I'll catch up later. Visiting your favourite blogs has to be better than doing your ironing but since I need some of it to wear to work tomorrow I guess I'll have to do it sometime!

Kat xx

Saturday, 6 April 2013

Totally Gorjuss 178 - Anything Goes Plus Sparkle.

Good morning everyone. It seems to have been a short week since last Saturday. Although in a way it was a long week without my Internet connection!! Since I got back online I've been trying to catch up.

This week at Totally Gorjuss our theme is "Anything Goes plus Sparkle." How easy is that? I'm sure a lot of you will be joining us this week for such an easy challenge. We're sponsored by J&C Creations so don't forget to check out their website too.

This is what I made this week. I've been making a lot of simple cards this last while but I thought since we wanted to see glitter on your cards this week I would make a more elaborate card. Not sure that my cards ever actually inspire anyone but I do my best lol!

I used :-
Image and DP :- LOTV die cut and paper.
Sentiment :- Stampin' Up! punched with SU punch.
Flowers :- Nellie Snellen punches.
Pearls and rhinestones :- Hobby House.
lace and ribbon from stash.

I'm entering the following challenges :-

Seize the Birthday :- Sketch and feminine birthday.
Simon Says Stamp :- Happy Birthday.
Crafty Ribbons :- Anything goes with ribbon.

Well surprise, surprise I'll be at work when this publishes on Saturday morning. But I'll be online after work to see what's going on. So if you leave me a wee comment I'll pop over and see you too.

Thanks for looking, catch you later!

Kat xx