Friday, 27 May 2011

2 cute

The challenge at Passion For Promarkers this week is to use 2 of things, as its their 2nd anniversary.
So heres my card
I used 2 stamps, the cute little princess and the circle sentiment. The princess was coloured with 2 colours, browns & pinks. I chose 2 printed backing papers, the pink rose paper to cover my card and the pink gingham which i cut with a nellie snellen die. I also used 2 palin backing papers, the brown which i cut using a bigger nellie and matted the gingham paper and princess onto, and the pink pearlescent paper that the circle sentiment is printed onto. I also cut 2 smaller scalloped nellie circles in brown and pink pearlescent to back the sentiment circle onto. The 2 embellies i chose were pale pink card candi and pink gems, and then i used 2 different ribbons, one sheer pink and a thinner satin pink, and attatched these under the sentiment. I also went as far as to only use 2 types of sticky stuff, dst and foam pads  :D

I love the way its turned out, and really like the pink & brown combo

Kate xxx

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Hip hop Happy Birthday

My blogger is still not playing properly, i cant leave comments and yesterday it wouldn't let me do this post (fingers crossed it does now).
So as I've not been blogging as much i decided i would make some cards for my stash box, and as i am short on the dreaded male cards, i decided to tackle them.

I used a candle embossing folder on dark blue card stock for the background, the digi is Jack & The Big Present from The Clipart Fairy is coloured with pro markers. I have a bag of teeny bits of ribbon that are not big enough to make bows with, and i used a dark red and lime green bits, folded them i half at an angle and stuck them under a cool bottle cap in the corner.
I quite like this card, and think its perfect for a teenage boy.

Kate xxx

I would like to enter this into these challenges:

For some reason i ws not able to become a follower of all the challenge blogs mentioned above and unable to leave comments too, i think my blogger must still be playing up, sorry.

Thursday, 26 May 2011

Awwwww Blogger

Blogger is playing games again, and i still cant leave comments, sorry to everyone :(

Kate xxx

Wednesday, 25 May 2011

Birthday Bear

Hi guys, hope you are all keeping well. Im super excited :D Ok now i wasnt excited at all about our new TKMaxx store opening tomorrow, until someone on the DC forum said they brought some super-de-super scrapbooking kits from their branch for just £1 & £2!!! now i cant wait and i am going into town especially to see if my new store had any bargains, it better do i dont really like going into town so twice in 1 week is really pushing it.

Anyway onto my card, isnt this bear so cute

He is the progressive challenge freebie digi for this week at Delightful Inspirations . I coloured him with pro markers and then cut round a template i have made for the nice frame shape. I decided he should be looking up at something, so printed off a teeny flutterby for cutie bear to gaze at, also coloured with pro markers. The backing paper was for a pack i got from Pondskipper Crafts and i think the maker is The English Paper Company, but as i have lost the packaging i cant double check. The sentiment, i made using first a Happy Birthday 99p stamp from Hobbycraft and then i used my tiny £shop alphabet stamps to do the other words, again cutting round a template for the shaped frame.
I have a pot of metal charms that just seems to keep getting bigger and bigger as i alsways seem to forget to use them on my cards, but this time i remembered and attatched a cute little silver metal flutterby with thin peach ribbon, and made a matching bow for the top of the sentiment frame. Woops i almost forgot to mention i used part of a little doiley under the sentiment too :D

hope you like it

Kate xxx

I would like to enter this into these challenges:

Monday, 23 May 2011

Its Time For Another Stamp'N'Doodle Challenge

Hello fellow bloggers, i do hope you are all well.
Over at Stamp'N'Doodle we have another challenge, this week is a recipe and the recipe is to use PINK, PURPLE, PEARLS & PAPER PIECING. Us DT members were given the fab 'New Mother' image to play with and this is my card

I started off by printing the image twice, once onto white card and once onto a pink spotty paper i had in my stash, then decided what to paper piece. as the spotty paper is quite bright i thought i would paper piece the little girls outfir, including her shoes. i think she looks fab in her spotty hat, coat and shoes. I coloured the rest of the image with pro markers and cut it out in a fancy scalloped circle with my Nellie Snellen dies and cuttlebug. i also cut a scalloped oval from purple card and used this at the back of the circle.
I wrapped a piece of spotty purple ribbon round a square of bright pink cardstock and stuck this on the opposite side of the card, and finished off with flat backed pearls in the corners.

I hope you like it and that you will join me and my fellow DT member in the Stamp'N'Doodle challenge this week.

Kate xxx

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Sunday, 22 May 2011

Blue Butterfly

Arnt butterflies just so gorgeous, i think they are, and i brought a pot full of little paper butterflies a few weeks ago and hadn't used any yet, it was another of my crafty sale bargains.
So when the ladies at LIM decided it would be a butterfly week this week i thought it was the perfect chance to use a few.

I started off by stamping the sentiment square which was a freebie stamp from the DoCrafts mag a couple of issues back, cut this out (very fiddly) and coloured part of it pale blue with pro markers. Next up it was time to pick my butterflies as the pot i have has lots in different sizes and shades, they have all been like tie died so can be very different from one another. after i found 3 thats were similar and after playing about deciding on how to place everything on my card, i embossed a square 1cm in from the edge, just for a bit more detail, and then stuck my sentiment and butterflies on with quite think foam pads.
Now its finished im not sure wether i like it or not, its one for the box anyway.

Kate xxx

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Thursday, 19 May 2011

Wednesday, 18 May 2011

Little Skater Dude

Hi folks and happy halfway-through-the-week to you all. Its been a funny day here today, what with one thing meant to be happening and then getting put off and something else happening, then the original thing happening too, as well as weird weather, hot but cloudy and grey.
Anyway onto my card for today

The cute dude digi is from Designed2Delight, and you can find him here , coloured with pro markers. Orange card behind the image is embossed with swiss dots embossing folder. a selection of papers from my stash cut into strips and stuck down with dst. The sentiment is from a SeeD's alphabet set, sorry i cant remember the name, mounted onto the same orange card as before, and stuck on with foam pads. i decided to add a bit of different detail to the ribbon by tying knots in each end, just think its something a bit different for a chance.

Kate xxx

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Monday, 16 May 2011

Its A Sketch Challenge At Stamp-N-Doodle This Week

Hi everyone, i hope you all had a great weekend.
Well as its monday its a new challenge at Stamp'N'Doodle, and this weeks challenge is a sketch, you can find it here .
Here's the sketch

and heres my card

I coloured the image with pro markers and cut it out with my scalloped oval nellie die, then inked the scalloped edge in purple. The flowers i made quite simply by cutting 2 different sized circles from a textured tissue paper, scrunched them up and opened out again, stuck the smaller circle inside the larger one and stuck to the card. i decorated them with touches of the glitter glue i used for the swirls on the card.

Please come and join us in our weekly Stamp'N'Doodle challenge

Kate xxx

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Wednesday, 11 May 2011

Pail Of Flowers

Good evening all, hope you are all well and have been hapily crafting, i know i have.
This is my latest creation

The image if this weeks freebie here and i coloured it with pro markers. I used a square of light blue card from my stash and the paper i one i brough from The Clipart Fairy, i went a bit mad in their sale :D and the sentiment is one i had in my draw.

Just a quick make as i didnt want to miss the deadline for the Designed2Delight challenge.

Kate xxx

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Monday, 9 May 2011

Stamp'N'Doodle Challenge

Happy Monday to you all, its lovely and sunny here and im ready for a crafting day :D.

Today we have a new challenge starting at Stamp'N'Doodle and this week it is


So you have to make a Thankyou card, heres mine

I coloured the 'Mother' digi with pro markers, and added 1 black & 2 white feathers and a silver button to her hat. I thought it would be nice to make an easel card with her as i wanted her to really stand out. i embossed some blue linen card and made sure that the patterns matched up along the join when the card was standing.
the sentiment is a peel off coloured black with a permanent marker and stuck onto blue linen and plain white card with the same buttons as i used on the hat.

I hope you will come along and join our 'Thankyou' challenge

Kate xxx

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Sunday, 8 May 2011

All White Take 2

Well compared to my last card, this one is very plain, but i like it.

I used a slightly smaller square card blank for this one. The flower is made using 2 Craftwork Cards flowers, one on top of the other, and slightly curling their petals round a pen or embossing tool. I added a button for the flower centre and embossed a line of buttons with a cuttlebug embossing strip.
Very plain and simple, but i like it.

Kate xxx

I would like to enter this into these challenges:

All White

EEEKKKKKKKK was my 1st thought when i saw the challenge at Less Is More this week, its 'White On White' how was i meant to make a card in just plain white?????

Well i did it, not just once either, very happy me. Here's my 1st attempt

I started off with a square card blank and cut a square of white textured card 2cm smaller than the card blank. i then cut a square 2cm smaller than this square, from a white glossy card and embossed it with the freebie dots embossing folder from this months Creativity mag.
I spent ages going through my flowers deciding on which one to use and which were actually white and not an off white or creamy colour. Once i had decided i had a play with where to put them and decided they looked best in a top corner, but that left the middle a big blank space, so i used a tag from my stash and a small strand of crinkled white satin thread to attatch it under the flowers. The sentiment i did with a glue pen and white glitter, and added pearls for the flower centres.
Not a bad job i dont think.

Kate xxx

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Thursday, 5 May 2011

Pink 'n' Sparkley

3 posts in one day, yes I'm bored again :D

The gorgeously (not even sure if that's a word, but if not it should be) sweet digi is from Delightful Inspirations and i coloured her with pro markers and pale pink gliier for her wings. I cut round a scalloped oblong template i have just to make it a bit different. The backing paper is a freebie one i downloaded.
i then used my fave border punch with swirls on a pearly pink paper and used a strip across the card, then i added a thinner strip of darker pink card which has little pokla dots on (you cant see them very clearly in this photo). I used some of the paper left from the punched border to decorate the scalloped edges of the white card.

Kate xxx

I would like to enter this into these challenges :

Dad Freebie's

I have a couple more freebie sentiments here for anyone thats wants them. I decided I had better do some male ones as its nearly fathers day.
As always please take them if you would like, but please do not give them away, if any of your friends would like them direct them to my blog where they can snag them for themselves.

Happy crafting,

Kate xxx

Boys Will Be Boys

Why is it that boys like making a mess and all things messy???? While my son was on holiday we sorted his room out and made it all nice and clean & tidy, and it now looks like a bombs hit it!! Also my cousin let her little boy have some jelly yesterday, had to nip out of the room to answer the door and came back to a living room decorated in jelly!! AND her living room is white & black with  white carpet and walls. the last time little Aston tried to redecorate he lovingly rubbed a pot of sudocream into the black leather sofa.
Boys, ain't they just adorable!!!

Anyway onto my card, and i cant say this little lad is yukky, as i love frogs too

The image is a Pink Gm stamp, and coloured with pro markers. I used 2 of the backing papers from the PaperMania For Him Colossol Paper Pack, a little pice of dark orange ribbon and a big button and twine from my stash. The greeting is peel-off copper coloured letters.

Kate xxx

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Tuesday, 3 May 2011

B&W Congrats

Hers another CAS card I've made, it all the fault of those 2 lovely ladies on the Less Is More blog. They keep on coming up with fantastic challenges that i just have to keep on having a go at, so thank you Lady LIM & Diva LIM aka Chrissie and Mandi, for making me become a LIMette :D

I used a square white card, stamped the sentiment onto white card and backed this with black linen effect paper, the same for the image which is from a little 99p Dovecraft stamp set, and added clear glitter for the fizzy stuff and bubbles.

Kate xxx

I would like to enter this into the following challenges: my C is Congratulations and Champagne

Something Other Than A Card

I made this cute bookmark for my daughter, she made me a cross stitch one for Christmas, and she loves the Meljens designs almost as much as i do, so i gave this one to her.

The whole thing is coloured with pro markers, with a little bit of glitter glue added for sparkle and the sentiment was done with my trusty £shop alphabet stamps.

Cute hey :D

Kate xxx

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Monday, 2 May 2011

Stamp'N'Doodle May Blog Hop

Happy May to everyone!  Wow, it's hard to believe it is May already!!  Mother's Day in the US falls on May 8 this year and our May images at STAMP-N-DOODLE BLOG and STAMP-N-DOODLE SHOP feature images celebrating Mother's.  As you hop around the Stamp-N-Doodle DT's blogs, you will see all 4 of our fabulous Mother's Day Images that will be available in the shop starting this month.  You have the opportunity to win ALL 4 of these wonderful images just by completing the hop!
All you need to do is follow our HOP ORDER, leave comments on the STAMP-N-DOODLE BLOG and all the DT members blogs and then end up at the STAMP-N-DOODLE SHOP (you do not have to leave a comment at the shop).  You will then be entered into our drawing to win all 4 IMAGES!!
So, you should have started at STAMP-N-DOODLE BLOG, if you did not begin there, please go back and start at the beginning.   From the blog, you will go to:










In addition to the hop, we have a CHALLENGE for you this week and it is to create a Mother's Day project (card, layout, 3D, whatever you wish).  You are not required to use a STAMP-N-DOODLE image to play in our challenges, but if you do, you will get 2 entries per creation in our drawing for the winner.  We hope you will join us and thanks for hopping along with us:)

I used the 'New Mother' image for my card this week, isnt it lovely, and you can win this and the other 3 digi's used on the DT's cards you find along the blog hop.

If you came here from 
then you are on the right path, if not please go back to the begining and start again, oh and the most important thing

Kate xxx

Sunday, 1 May 2011

WOW!!! A Great New Bugaboo Store

The link to the new store link is !  
Please note this will change back to the Bugaboo address in a few days we will alert you when this happens and remind you to change your links.  We apologize for this minor inconvenience but trust me with the new store it is worth it!
First off for the month of May everything is 50 % off! So now is a great time to stock up. With the grand re-opening of the store we are offering up some wonderful prize packages for our loyal followers! You could be the winner of a $10 Gift Certificate, a $20 Gift Certificate, or you could be the lucky winner who gets 7 free images every month for the rest of 2011! That means you could be one of the lucky 8 winners! 
To add to the excitement Jodie had just told me that every order placed in May will have their name placed in the pot for a chance to win one of five $20 gift certificates that she will be giving away at the end of the month!
How can you win you ask?? 
You had better go check out Bugaboo to find out.
Kate xxx

RAAWWWW Its a Dinosaur!!!!!!!

But he doesn't exactly look scary does he

He is a Dustin Pike digi coloured with pro markers and gold & silver gel pens. The backing paper is some from my stash ans i used thick foam pads to mount the dino and pressies digi. I didn't think this needed a sentiment as its printed all over the backing paper, but i wanted to use something down the side, so found the fun parcel, hat and candle buttons in my stash.
A really jolly card i think.

Kate xxx

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:

What An Amazing Blog Candy

How would you like the chance to win this !!! All the details of what you need to do can be found here . 

Kate xxx