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Saturday, 29 June 2013

Totally Gorjuss 190 - Wings.

Good morning everyone, it's time for another challenge at Totally Gorjuss. This week our theme is "wings." I've chosen to use butterflies on my card this week.

Here it is.


I used :-
Sentiment :- Rubber Stampede.
Butterflies :- Papillon Potpourri from SU cut out with SU punches.
Pearls :- Hobby House.
Ribbon from stash.

I made this card for my lovely niece and her husband who will celebrate their Silver Wedding Anniversary on the 1st of July. Yeah I know difficult to believe I'm old enough to have a niece who's been married 25 years lol! My brother is 9 years older than me so I was quite young when Angela was born.

Sorry the photo isn't very good. I should have checked it before I posted it but it's on it's way to Stornoway on the Isle of Lewis now.

Challenges :-
Creative Card Crew :- No DP.
Simon Says Stamp :- Anything Goes.
Cute Card Thursday :- Fly Like a Bird.
Addicted to CAS :- Take Flight.
Crafting When We Can :- Keep it Simple.

I've now got another Silver Wedding Anniversary card to make. One of the girls at work celebrates hers on the 9th of July. So that'll be three in a row. 1988 must have been a popular year for weddings.

I may be a bit missing in action this week. We're meeting my daughter and her family this afternoon to collect her dogs. They're off to the Lake District for a few days and the dogs are coming to us instead of going into kennels. That means 4 Labradors instead of our own "gruesome twosome." Not sure how this is going to work out!! So if you don't see me around you'll know why. Between all these dogs and working full time again next week I might be a bit busy!!

Thanks for looking and I'm looking forward to hearing what you think. I'll try to catch up later.

Kat xx

Saturday, 22 June 2013

Totally Gorjuss 189 - Happy Birthday.

Good morning everyone, hope everyone is having a lovely weekend. I'm just relieved to have a day and a half off before two weeks full time working!! My colleague is off to Rhodes this morning for two weeks. Lucky her. I'm definitely not looking forward to this next fortnight. The worst part is the boredom during the quiet times when I keep thinking about all the things I could be doing if I wasn't stuck in the Post Office!!

But enough of my moaning! It's time for another challenge at Totally Gorjuss. We have a theme you all like this week....Happy Birthday! Even better we have two sponsors, The Ribbon Girl and Whoopsi Daisy so you have two chances to win!

I've had to make a quick card this week, thanks LOTV, as I've been a bit busy. Last night was my WRI car treasure hunt so I had to buy raffle prizes, organise prizes and a gift voucher for the person who made up the treasure hunt. Not to mention baking. My friend has a nasty cold and chest infection and wasn't up to going so I did her baking too. I do love baking though so it wasn't a chore! We had a successful night even if we had fewer cars than normal and it was fun. My husband and I didn't fall out (we usually do) so that was a bonus! I was also out on Thursday evening to a concert by the well known Scottish singer Fiona Kennedy. She's a beautiful singer and the other singer with her was a very talented 13 year old boy from Aviemore called Ruairidh McDonald. It was a great evening and we really enjoyed it. Ruaridh sings a song about Lady the famous Osprey at the Loch of the Lowes near Dunkeld in Perthshire.  If you'd like to see Lady she has her own webcam where you can see her chick - her 50th. She's a very old girl, reckoned to be about 27 which is apparently very old for an Osprey.

Anyway enough waffle, here's my card.

It's very late on Friday evening so I'll come back later and tell you what I used.

Here I am again.

I used :-
Image and sentiment :- LOTV.
Image cut out with a nestie and outlined with a Melon Mambo Stampin' Write Marker.
Pearls :- Hobby House.
Cuttlebug embossing folder.
Ribbon and Glamour Dust.

Challenges :-
Cute Card Thursday :- In the Summertime.
Lili's Little Fairies :- In the Garden.
Crafting When We Can :- Mad about Markers.

Have a lovely weekend everyone and thanks for looking.

Kat xx

Saturday, 15 June 2013

Totally Gorjuss 188 - For Dad.

Good morning everyone. Hope it's going to be another nice day, but you never know, do you? It's been a lot better this week than I thought it was going to be.

Edited to add - thanks for not posting this at 8am this morning Mr Blogger. I suppose 7.03pm is better late than never!!

This week at Totally Gorjuss our theme is "For Dad." This could be a Father's Day card or just a birthday card, it's up to you.

Here's what I made.

I used :-
Image and DP :- LOTV.
Colouring :- Promarkers.
Sentiment :- Stampin' Up! cut out with a Stampin' Up! punch matted on dark blue cut out with another Stampin' Up! punch.
Faux stitching :- black gel pen.

Challenges :-

Freshly Made Sketches

Oldie but a Goodie :- Stitching. I think my DP is older than 6 months old.
Addicted to Stamps and More :- Addicted to CAS.

I'm scheduling this as I never have enough time on a Saturday morning and since I've spent what seems like hours writing this post I'm going to quit while I'm ahead now!

I'm going to a crop after work so I'll try to catch up with you all later if my broadband connection allows me.

Thanks for looking and for the lovely comments you leave me.

Sunday, 9 June 2013

Special Silver Wedding Anniversary Card.

Last Tuesday I was at a knit and crochet (and chat) group in the church hall. I can do both but some people wanted to learn to crochet so I swapped my Tuesday afternoon at work for Tuesday morning. I wasn't sure how many people wanted to learn but I thought probably the more people who could crochet the better. It was nice to be able to help anyone that needed help and have a chat and coffee. One of the other ladies is a cardmaker too but she asked if I would make a special "fancy" silver wedding card for her daughter and son-in-law. I was a bit surprised and a bit nervous but said I would give it a go. I know her taste in cards is not mine but I thought it would be a challenge! The only snag was that was the 4th and the anniversary is the 10th!! I was at work as usual on Wednesday, out to a blood donor session and then shopping with my daughter for her birthday on Thursday and then it was my evening for crafting with friends. Friday I thought I really needed to do some housework and of course I needed my DT card for Totally Gorjuss.

I made a start on Friday evening and got some bits ready to put together. I had various ideas and discarded them! So on Saturday I knew I had to get it finished. Needless to say it didn't turn out as I expected it to. And funnily enough I liked it. In fact I decided that if she didn't need/want it any more I could keep it for my niece's anniversary in July.

She loved it so I guess I'll need to make another card for Angela!

I was asked for a big card and I usually make slightly smaller than 6" cards or smaller. Luckily I have a box of various sizes of scalloped cards I bought from QVC ages ago.

So this is it!

I used :-
Sentiment :- Serendipity.
Die :- Stampin' Up! Flowers are hiding the lovely shape.
Daughter & Son-in-law :- compueter generate cut out with a Nestie.
Flowers :- Nellie Snellen punches.
Embossing folder :- Couture Creations - Tied together.
Lace :- Ribbon Girl.
Lovely sparkly silver paper and pink card :- Stampin' Up!
Pearls from stash, silver embossing powder.

What do you think? I think it was fancy enough for my customer but not too extreme for my taste!!

Challenges :-
Fussy and Fancy :- Bling it on.
Totally Papercrafts :- Punches & dies - more than 3. I used 3 punches for the flowers and 2 dies for the sentiments.
Gem of a Challenge :- Emboss it.

Well I'd best go and do my ironing now. What an exciting life I lead!

Thanks for looking and for all your lovely comments.

Kat xx

Saturday, 8 June 2013

Totally Gorjuss 187 - Hey Baby.

I'm really annoyed! I had almost finished this post when it decided to delete itself. Not sure whether it's my pesky keyboard that sometimes does weird things or what happens! Since I'm typing this late on Friday evening I'm quite fed up now!

This week at Totally Gorjuss our theme is "Hey Baby." This suits me perfectly as I've used a few baby cards recently so another one won't go wrong. So far it's been girl cards I've used so I've made another one. I've used one of my favourite dies. It can be tricky to use but it always looks impressive.

I used :-
DP :- Craft Creations.
Pram :- Marianne die.
Sentiment :- LOTV.
Pearls :- Hobby House.
Ribbon from stash and Spellbinders die.

I'm going to quit while I'm ahead here but don't forget to pop over to Crafter's Companion and check out what you could spend your voucher on if you win this week.

Thanks for looking and please let me know what you think if you have a minute to spare. I'll be around to see what you've all be doing after work today.

Kat xx

Monday, 3 June 2013

My Favourite Stamp.

Good afternoon everyone, I hope it's as lovely a day where you are as it is here in Aberdeenshire. I've got the day off as it is a local holiday here and the sun has shone all day. Fantastic! I haven't achieved a lot but it's been lovely and relaxing.

I noticed that the As You Like It challenge want you to use your favourite stamp and say why. Well I just love this image and if you visit me occasionally I'm sure you'll have seen a version of it at least once before. There are two images in this set, the other one is narrower and the flowers are not as open. I love them both. They're easy to colour. You can use Promarkers, Distress Markers, watercolour pencils, colour the stamp directly with markers, the choice is yours. They're also great to paper piece. So what stamp is it?................

Here it is! Do you love it too?

I used :- Hero Arts - Delicate Blossoms.
Sentiment :- SU Wacky Wishes.
Colouring :- Promarkers.
Ribbon from stash, Stickles.

Other challenges :-
Stamping Sensations :- Summer Blooms.
ABC :- O for Open ie anything goes.
Gem of a Challenge :- Summertime.
Created with Love :- Anything Goes.
Totally Papercrafts :- Anything Goes.

Well I'm off to walk my dogs now and make tea.

Thanks for looking and catch you all later.

Kat xx