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Sunday, 28 July 2013

Moving House.

Hi everyone, bit of a surprise me posting twice in two days. Bit of a surprise for me too!

I made this quick card for a former colleague who has just moved. She and her husband don't actually have a new home yet but they've put everything in storage and gone to live with their daughter. Their house sold very quickly and as her husband works offshore it limits the time they have to house hunt and they don't see any point in buying just for the sake of buying. I decided just to send a card now as if I wait too long her mail redirection might run out.

I love this image for a "New Home" card. 

Image :- LOTV.
Sentiment :- Inca Stamp.
Colouring :- Promarkers.
Baker's Twine :- Ribbon Girl.
Doodling :- Micron pen.
Tag punch and button.

Not sure this fits any challenges but if it does I'll come back and add them later.

Thanks for looking and if you've got time I'd love to hear what you think. It gets a bit lonely here when nobody visits me and leaves a comment!

Catch up later.

Kat xx

Saturday, 27 July 2013

Totally Gorjuss 194 Christmas in July.

Hi everyone, I know it seems a bit funny to be talking about Christmas in July after all the warm weather we've been having. But at Totally Gorjuss we thought we'd ask you to make a Christmas card to give you a bit of a start with your cards. We all mean to be early but it doesn't always happen, does it?

I used :-
Image and sentiment :- LOTV.
Colouring :- Promarkers.
Embossing :- Cuttlebug Swiss Dots.
Snowflakes :- Martha Stewart punch.
Ribbon, Glamour Dust and gems.

I'm going to schedule this now while I've got an internet connection. If I find any challenges I'll add them later.

Challenges :-
Papertake Weekly :- Dieing for a punch.
Cards for Men :- Christmas in July
 ABC Christmas Challenge :- O is for Oh Christmas Tree.

By the way did I tell you our sponsors this week are The Ribbon Girl and Saturated Canary. So you have two chances to win!

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

Catch you all later.

Saturday, 20 July 2013

Totally Gorjuss 193 Fur-tastic.

Good morning everyone. How are you all enjoying this beautiful weather. I have to work most days so I haven't seen much of it except when I'm walking the dogs. One of them doesn't mind it too much but the other one is like a wet rag. He just spends his time lying on a cold floor!

This week at Totally Gorjuss we would like you to make a "Fur-tastic" card. That's right we'd like to see a furry animal (or more).

I used :-
Image :- House Mouse.
Sentiment :- SU. Cut out with a SU punch and layered on red cut out with another SU punch.
Colouring :- Promarkers.
Pearls :- Hobby House..
Gingham ribbon from stash.
Embossing Folder :- Swiss Dots from Cuttlebug.

Challenge :-

Seize the Birthday Anything goes birthday celebrations.

I'm scheduling this post so I think I'm going to quit while I'm ahead here!

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

Kat xx

Saturday, 13 July 2013

Totally Gorjuss 192 - Sweet.

Hi everyone, just a quick post with my DT card for Totally Gorjuss. This week our theme is "sweet." You could use an image with cake or sweets or maybe a sweet little girl image. I'm sure you can find your own sweet interpretation.

We're sponsored by the lovely people at Crafter's Companion so don't forget to pop over and see them. They have some new goodies on sale now.

So here's my quick and simple card.

I used :-
Image and sentiment :- Crazy for Cupcakes - an old set from Stampin' Up!
Colouring :- Stampin' Write markers.

I've got a crop at my local craft shop this afternoon so I'll be round to see what everyone's doing this evening.

Thanks for looking.

Kat xx

I don't know what Blogger is doing. I wrote this last night and scheduled it for 8am today. When I checked it wasn't posted so I went to my post list and it was scheduled for the second of August. Not sure how Blogger managed that! Second time I've been messed about in two days. I posted on the DT blog yesterday morning and found it was not posted later but still in draft form. I'm pretty annoyed about this!!! Grrr....

Thursday, 11 July 2013

Not Another Baby Girl Card................!

'Fraid so! My daughter's in-laws have just become grandparents again to a baby girl. Their eldest son lives in the USA and his partner has just had a baby girl a few days ago. Poppy is quite excited about having a new little cousin!

Isn't it funny how you think, well I did, that using die cuts will be quicker than colouring an image. Not true! That pram is the devil to cut out. I had the die back and forward through my Cuttlebug a few times and it still had bits that weren't cut through. I cut out a few while I was there and the last one was just perfect..........till I broke the handle. Well I couldn't send a card with a pram with a broken handle to Poppy's other Gran and Grampa could I so I think this one is ok!

I used :-
Pram die :- Marianne.
Heart die :- Memory Box.
Pearls and nappy pin charm :- Hobby House.
Sentiment :- LOTV.
Ribbon and bakers' twine :- Ribbon Girl.
Heart doily from stash.

If I need any more baby cards I hope it's for boys! I've got plenty of baby boy cards in my box.

I think this might fit the challenge at Bunny Zoe's which is Pink and white.
And Charisma Cardz :- No DP.

Must go now and see if I can get my DT card made for Saturday.

Thanks for looking, catch up soon.....I hope!

Kat xx

Saturday, 6 July 2013

Totally Gorjuss 191 - Anything Goes plus Circles.

Hi everyone, I'm a bit late with my card for the Totally Gorjuss challenge this week. Last night when I went to schedule my post my broadband connection was so bad that I couldn't get online. I was just lucky to get online long enough to post over at the DT blog!

This week we'd like to see "Anything Goes plus Circles." Isn't that easy? I'm looking forward to seeing a lot of you joining us this week. We're sponsored by J&C Creations and you know what lovely goodies they have to tempt you!

This week I've got the 3rd Silver Wedding Anniversary card I've made in the last few weeks. I guess Summer 1988 must have been a popular time for weddings! This one is for one of the girls at work whose Anniversary is on Tuesday. She's quite funny! She says she doesn't know how she's managed to put up with her hubby for 25 years but anyone who knows her knows it's the other way round. She might have a point!

I used :-
Sentiment :- Rubber Stampede.
Pearls :- Hobby House.
Flowers :- Nellie Snellen punches.
Embossing Folders :- Cuttlebug.
Nesties and ribbon.
Touch of colour :- Stampin' Write marker.

Challenges :-
As You Like It :- Favourite 3 embellishments and why. Pearls, ribbon and flowers. I love all 3 as they're individually or together a simple way to lift a card.

Thanks for looking and I'll be visiting my favourite blogs later, broadband permitting!

Have a lovely weekend everyone.

Tuesday, 2 July 2013

Big Brother.

Hi everyone my broadband is being a bit iffy tonight so I'll be brief. I've just finished my Tesco shopping and that was not a lot of fun with the connection being so slow.

Recently the last of the three girls at work who became a Granny within a few weeks had a new granddaughter. So her little grandson became a big brother. I thought it would be nice to make a card specially for him. So this is it.

I used :-
Image :- Sugar Nellies.
Colouring :- Promarkers.
DP :- Craft Creations.
Sentiment :- Hero Arts and Stampin' Up!
Card Candy :- Craftwork Cards.

Challenges :-
Sugar Bowl :- Anything Goes.
Stampin for the Weekend :- Anything Goes.

I'm off to catch up with my DT work now.

Thanks for looking and all your lovely comments.

Kat xx