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Saturday, 31 August 2013

Good morning everyone, sorry I've been a bit MIA this week. My aunt died last Saturday and we had to go and stay at my daughter's on Wednesday evening as the funeral was about 170 miles away at 10.30am! My aunt would have been 97 on the 13th of September so she's had a long life. She wasn't without health problems but she'd had a good life. She worked all her life but usually managed a holiday every year when she was younger. She had been all over and even went to Australia when she was over 80, with her cousing who was even older lol. She never married but had nieces and nephews, even as far as great, great nieces and nephews and many friends. Everyone in her village knew her and the turn out at the village church for her funeral was amazing. The minister had her down to a T and provoked lots of laughter with her eulogy. While we are sad and will really miss her I think we all feel very lucky to have had her as our aunt.

Aunt Jean was always busy, she didn't crochet any more but she still knitted. She was the one who taught me to crochet, as my gran, who was an expert crocheter, had died before I realised I wanted to learn. The most amazing thing for me was to see the tablecloth my Gran crocheted, probably about 55 years ago, on the communion table. It looked fantastic and as good as the day it was finished. I'm going to ask my sister-in-law to get me a photo of it. I felt incredibly proud and quite emotional when I saw it.

Anyway enough waffle because my internet connection isn't too brilliant just now!

I used :-
Embossing folder :- Northern Flurry from S U.
Sentiment :- Joyful Christmas from SU.
Gems and Glamour Dust.

See you all later after work.

Thanks for looking.

Saturday, 24 August 2013

Totally Gorjuss 198 - Bows.

Edited to add :- is it ok to say I hate Mr Blogger or will that make him worse? I definitely scheduled this post for Saturday morning and he didn't post it!!! When I checked tonight it was under draft. But I double-checked before I switched off last night and it said scheduled so I'm pretty annoyed. Not sure why considering the number of people who visit me!

Good morning everyone. I think this has been a really quick week! But it's time for another challenge at Totally Gorjuss. This week we'd like to see bows on your work. We're sponsored by the lovely people at The Ribbon Girl who are offering a voucher to spend in their lovely online store.

I've made a very quick Christmas card this week.

I used :-
Image and DP :- LOTV topper.
Sentiment :- Craftwork Cards.
Pearls :- Hobby House.
Sakura clear glitter gel pen and ribbon.

Challenges :-
ABC Christmas :- Q is for quick.
Crafty Ribbons :- Anything Goes with ribbon.
Hobby House :- Christmas.

Well thanks for looking, I'm working this morning and then I'm going to my local craft shop. My friend who works there is doing a melting pot demo and  I think there might be a make and take too.

I'll catch up later, broadband connection permitting.

Sunday, 18 August 2013

Oliver's New Jacket.

I think I might have mentioned a wee while ago that I was crocheting a jacket for Oliver. I sewed an apron for Poppy for a WRI competition so I thought I'd make something for Oliver too. I kept Poppy's apron till I had finished Oliver's jacket. I don't suppose I need to tell you that I forgot to take the apron when we went to babysit! But here's Oliver in his jacket.

and here he is with the hood up. 

Isn't he cute?!

As you can probably see there's plenty of room in it for him to grow lol.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Saturday, 17 August 2013

Totally Gorjuss 197 Die Cuts and/or Punches.

Ok I know it's another Christmas card but I'm taking advantage of the fact that I coloured a few images last tSaturday. This week at Totally Gorjuss we would like you to use dies and/or punches. As I am still in CAS mode I have only added one snowflake made using a Martha Stewart punch.

I used :-
Image and sentiment :- LOTV.
Colouring :- Promarkers.
Card Candy :- Craftwork Cards.
Snowflake :- Martha Stewart.
Doodling :- Micron Pen.
Glamour Dust.

Challenges :-
Gem of a challenge :- Punch it out.
Ready Teddy Go :- Die cuts and punches.

Well I've got to work this morning so I'll go just now and catch you all later.

Thanks for looking and if you leave me a comment I can come and visit you too.

Thursday, 15 August 2013

Did Somebody Mention Christmas?

Well I suppose somebody has to!! This is just another card I made using one of the images I coloured at the crop. I was going to post it On Wednesday but I couldn't get online on Tuesday evening or Wednesday evening and this evening I've been faffing about ordering wool and crochet hooks.

I used :-
Image, sentiment and DP :- LOTV.
Colouring :- Promarkers.
Ribbon and Glamour Dust.

Thanks to everyone who left kind comments on my last post and encouraged me to keep blogging.

Challenges :-
Crafty Hazelnut:- Picture Inspiration. I've used red and green and trees.
Christmas Card Challenges :- Evergreen Trees.

I'll come back tomorrow and show you the jacket I crocheted for Oliver. I forgot to take a photo so Catriona took a couple and sent them to me.

Tuesday, 13 August 2013

Christmas Again!

Good morning everyone. I was out all afternoon and part of the evening with some of my WRI friends. We visited a garden centre and a couple of other places, had coffee and cake, lots of chat and ended up with High Tea before taking the scenic route home.

Anyway enough waffle, I don't suppose anyone's interested anyway!

Here's another card I made with one of the images I coloured at the crop. Inspired by Jen again, she does great CAS cards. Thanks Jen.

I used :-
Image and DP :- LOTV.
Sentiment :- Hero Arts.
Glamour Dust.

Challenges :-
Creative Inspirations :- Something Old, Something New. I've had the DP since last year but the stamp is new.
Lili's Little Fairies :- Christmas in August.

Thanks for looking, if anyone did!! I'm getting a bit worried that my cards are really awful because I hardly get any visitors and even fewer comments. So I'd be really grateful for some feedback as I don't want to waste precious time blogging stuff that no-one wants to look at.

Kat xx

Monday, 12 August 2013

Don't you just love Mondays!?

No? Neither do I! Except when I have a day off! Like today. I'm off out with my WRI friends soon but I just wanted to show you what I made with one of the images I coloured at the crop on Saturday.

This layout was inspired by Jen. Thanks for the inspiration Jen, I love this style of card.

I need to go now as my friend will be here soon but I'll pop back this evening  to give some details and maybe find a challenge for it.

I used :-
Image, sentiment and DP :- LOTV.
Colouring :- Promarkers.
Ribbon from stash and Glamour Dust.

Challenges :-
ABC Christmas :- P for things beginning with P. Here presents.
Winter Wonderland :- Cute.

Thanks for looking.

Saturday, 10 August 2013

Totally Gorjuss 196 - Hot Colours.

Good morning everyone time for another challenge at Totally Gorjuss. This week the challenge is "Hot Colours." This says colours like red, orange and yellow to me. Problem is I don't like orange. But as you can see I've made the effort and used lots of orange.

I used :- everything from Stampin' Up!
Flowers from the Morning Meadow set.
Sentiment :- Morning Meadow set.
Stampin' Write markers :- Daffodil Yellow and Real Red.
Cardstock :- Calypso Coral, Real Red, and Daffodil Delight.
Small butterfly punch.
Small pearls.

Challenges :-
Addicted to Stamps and More :- Make your mark.
Cute Card Thursday :- Die-ing to punch.

I've got a crop after work today so I'll catch up this evening.

Thanks for looking.

Thursday, 8 August 2013

Quick Thanks!

Well it would have been quick if I hadn't had to stamp the flower four times before I got it right(ish). Could have been better! I think I need some practice.

I used :-
Image :- Stippled blossoms.
Sentiment :- A Word for You.
Washi Tape. 
Stampin' Write Marker - Strawberry Slush.
All from Stampin' Up! except stripey Washi tape from Fantastic Ribbons.

Challenges :-
Dynamic Duos :- Strawberry Slush and Daffodil Delight.

Seize the Sketch :- Sketch.

I'm off to nip over to Dynamic Duos to enter my card but I'll be back later to catch up with some blogging.

Thanks for looking and I hope you'll tell me what you think.

Tuesday, 6 August 2013

Elegant Birthday card.

Maybe it isn't that elegant but elegant was what I had in mind when I made it!

I was inspired by a card I saw on Lizy's blog. This is my interpretation of her card.

I used :-
Image - flower :- Secret Garden (SU) cut out with matching Framelits die.
Butterflies :- Papillon Potpourri (SU) cut out with SU butterfly punches.
Butterflies (lilac) made using Beautiful Wings Embosslits from SU.turd
Sentiment :- Beautiful Birthday (SU)
Pearls :- Hobby House.

I made this card for my daughter for her birthday on Thursday, hope she likes it!

Challenges :-
Created with Love :-Anything Goes.
SSS 222 :- Sketch.

Over the next couple of days I'll need to think about what I'm going to make at the crop on Saturday .

Thanks for looking and any comments you leave if you have time! I love to read what you think but sometimes I think I'm here on my own!

Catch you all tomorrow.

Saturday, 3 August 2013

Totally Gorjuss 195 - Anything Goes plus Pearls.

Good morning everyone, hope you're all well. I've spent a lovely few days babysitting for my daughter at Crieff. But today I have to go home! At least I don't have to go back to work till Tuesday.

This week at Totally Gorjuss we have a nice easy theme for you - Anything goes plus pearls. I needed to make a birthday card for my friend. I wanted to make something special as she's a crafter too. Last week she liked a card I made in this colour so I decided to use it for hers too.

I used :-

Flower :- Flower Shop from Stampin' Up! cut out with Pansy punch, also SU.
Pansies stamped on vellum :- Papillon Potpourri from SU cut out with butterfly punches from SU.
Colouring :- Stampin' Write markers from SU in Pool Party and Calypso Coral.
Sentiment :- Curly Cute.
Bakers Twine in Calypso Coral and Antique button from SU.

I hope I've got all the details right. I should have written them down before I left home.

Challenges :-
Addicted to Stamps and More :- Anything Goes.
CAS(UAL)Fridays :- Buttons.

I'm keeping this short this week but I hope to be able to post more this week and get round my favourite blogs. I always think I'll have time to do more blogging when I've got time off work. Never happens! 

Catch up later when I get home.