Sunday, 29 May 2011


Hi All,

just a quickie, to let you know
I have another card on
the artistic stamper creative team blog

this is the last creation of mine for
Mabel Lucie Attwell stamp month

everyone has made some grate creations using them.
Here's a sneak peak of my final card.

Head over THERE for all the details.

Hope you like it!

Thanks for stopping by,
Back soon,
Kat x.

Wednesday, 25 May 2011



Hi all,


I'm here today with my entry for
Grungy Monday 08 over at studio L3
the technique this time from Tim is
Tim's September, 2008 Technique Challenge
Linda has the link on her blog for the technique,
so go check it out,

Here's my entry,

As you can see it's another tag,

I must admit I struggled with this one,
this is the 3 attempt,
the first attempt the inks I used were to dark,
the second attempt I used to much water,
& this attempt I think the inks are to pale,
but this is it never the less.

the stamps I used are from
Paper Artsy,

The butterflies are broaches I picked up at boot sales
& the bells are from an old  Xmas Dec,

there it is,
Hope you like it!

Please check out my
blog candy
click HERE to go to the post.

Thanks for stopping by,
Back soon,
Kat x.

Tuesday, 24 May 2011


Well it would be rude not too, surely,
as I am a huge fan.


Hi all,
Over on Simon says stamp and show blog
The design team have out done themselves this time,
click HERE to check it out.

Here's my project,
(I call it a project, because I haven't decided yet if it's a,
door plaque, card front, book cover or a wall hanging)
what do you think it should be?

I took my inspiration for this, from the lady herself,

I used mount board to cut the outer frame out of,
the inner frame is cut from a sizzix die (scallop frame)
all the stamps I have used are, of course Wendy Vecchi's
I used Tim Holtz on the edge die (on the fence)
& Tim's fab grunge paper,
the whole thing is coloured with,
Distress Ink (bundled sage,
pumice stone, vintage photo & brushed corduroy)
& Distress Stain
(wild honey, fired brick & vintage photo)
the images are stamped with,
Archival Ink (jet black & coffee)

the flower stalks & leaves are hand cut from pearlised paper,
& the buttons & beads on wire are from my stash.

I have used foam pads & silicone glue for dimension,

Hope you like it!

Please check out my blog candy
it's to celebrate reaching 100 followers.

Thanks for stopping by,
Back soon,
Kat x.

Thursday, 19 May 2011

BLOG CANDY for reaching 100 followers.

Hi all,
as promised here is some blog candy I have got together for you,
because I have over 100 followers.
Here's what's up for grabs.

Starting with the dies,
1x Cuttle Bug 3D rose/carnation flower making die set,
1x Sizzix decorative strip die,
1x Cuttle Bug cake die set,
1x Xcut Impress corner die.

Papermania products,
1x Card stock Alphabet Stickers (bird song)
1x 40pack Bear Chipboard die cuts (Butterflies & dragonflies)
1x 40pack Bear Chipboard die cuts (blooms)
1x mixed Die cut Chipboard shapes pack,

1x Crafty Individuals Paper Stack 'Book 4' (Trees)

1x Westcott Tearing Ruler (deckle/mountain)

1x Anita's outline stickers (boarder)

12x 3D peel off sheets (gold, silver & pink)

1x X Cut Punch (Sunflower)

1x Wood Mounted Stamp (birthday cupcake)

10 x 1meter ribbon (mixed colours)

3x Pigment ink pads (black, purple & red)

2x Jones Tones Glitter (gold & silver)

1x 6pack Organza & pearl flower embellishments,

Adhesive Pack includes,
2 sheets of 1mm foam pads,
2 sheets of 2mm foam pads,
2 sheets of 3mm foam pads,
1 roll of red line extra strong double sided tape,
1 quickie glue pen,
1 tape pen,
1 water spray bottle.

& Finally,
1x Large Easel,
1x Small Easel,
(for displaying your art work & cards)

Here's some close ups.

All you have to do, to be in with a chance of winning is,
follow these 3 simple rules,

1, You must be a follower,

2, Leave a comment on this post & include a link to your blog
(so I can come over & see you have adhered to rule number 3)

3, Take the picture of the candy & display it in your sidebar,
along with a link back to this post.

Good luck to all,
If you don't comment here on this post
(even if you are a follower)
you will not be entered into the draw.
If there is no link to your blog, in your comment you leave,
then you will not be entered,
& if when I get to your blog, my candy is not in your side bar,
then you will also not be entered,
(Sorry to be so tough, but I must be fair to everyone)
I hope you understand.

I will draw the winner in 1 month, on Sunday 19th of June,
the winner will have 2 weeks to get in touch, otherwise I will draw it again.

Not a follower yet?
 it's not too late...
follow me, post about this candy on your blog,
then share your link in a comment below :-)

That's it!

Thanks for stopping by,
Back soon,
Kat x.

Wednesday, 18 May 2011



Hi all,
I know I have been missing on my blog lately,
all I can do is apologise, Sorry, Sorry, Sorry.
I haven't had much of a chance to craft lately
what with illness attacking me & mine,
(one gets sick, one gets better, another gets sick & passes it back,
round & round the bugs have gone in our house of late)
& I have also had a busy diary with social things going on,
(birthday parties, rugby club outings {GO APE near Leeds castle}fab day
& end of year barbeque's) & works been busy,
not to mention blogger going crazy.
I missed entering any challenges last week :-c,
so I got up early this morning (before any one else was up)
to make this quick tag & I am blogging it at work (naughty, naughty)
Simon says stamp and show blog
the theme this week is OLD WIVES'S TALE
& studio L3 blog the theme this week is
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Color Blocking
click on there names to read all about the challenges.

Here is said tag,

I have three old wives tales about butterflies for you,

Three butterflies seen together means good luck.

If the first butterfly you see in the year is white,
you will have good luck all year.

The soul of your departed love ones,
visit you in the form of a butterfly.

I have used,
movers & shapers Tag & Bookplate Die,
Distress Ink
(bundled sage, tea dye, tattered rose, wild honey & vintage photo)
butterflies are cut from Graphic 45 paper,
these stamp sets,
Coffee archival ink,
green garden twine & butterfly charm from my stash.

here's my Ink Color Blocking background,
this was a Fab quick & easy technique,

Hope you like it!

I know I have over 100 followers,
thank you all so much,
I have ordered some things on the net yesterday
to do a blog candy,
as soon as they arrive I will
put them with the stuff I have all ready sorted out
& do a post for how you can win it,
thank you for your patients
I do have it in hand(lol).

Thanks for stopping by,
Back soon,
Kat x.

Friday, 13 May 2011


Hi All,
just a quickie, to let you know
I have another card on
the artistic stamper creative team blog

It's Mabel Lucie Attwell stamp month
& everyone has made some grate creations using them.

Here's a sneak peak of one of mine,

Head over THERE for all the details.

Hope you like it!

Thanks for stopping by,
Back soon,
Kat x.

Monday, 2 May 2011


Hi all,
just a quick post to let you know
I have another project on the
the artistic stamper creative team blog
head over there to check out all the details.

here's a little sneak peak lol,

Thanks for stopping by,
Back soon,
Kat x.

Sunday, 1 May 2011


Hi all,
My May page is ready to show off,
(can you believe its May already)

My finished April page will appear by magic near the bottom of this post,

For those of you that are not in the know,
this challenge lasts the whole year,
you have to journal every day in the form of 12 monthly calender pages,
& then head over to the the kathryn wheel blog & link up your creation,
so Kate Crane & any one else can see what you have come up with,

If you like the sound of that? you can jump in at any time along the way,
so get cracking & head over HERE to check it out.

So here's my May page,

Here are some shots of how I built the page,
& what I used.

So I started out with the lightest colour & blended
the colours as shown above.

Then stamped on that with the item's in the picture above,

Now here's my finished background,

I then went on & embellished with a selection of dies & card scraps &
pre cut flowers & flower punch,
(I love the Go Kreate BOO Bear dies range)

The squares are again as the other months part
of a TSV on QVC bought ages ago (glad to put them to good use)
the days of the week are done on my computer,
as are the numbers (then punched out with a punch)
I used a Zig pen & white gel pen to doodle round some of the squares.
& there you have it!

Again I haven't stuck much down yet
as it gives me the freedom to change and improve
things during the month.
Hope you like it!

Here's April all filled in & stuck down,
with a few ajustments & more flying wellies (love them lol)

If you would like to see the ins & outs of this page
then please click HERE

Well that's it for today,
have a crafty day.
Thanks for stopping by,
Back soon,
Kat x.

Here's some close up pictures of what's on this blog..

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