Thursday, 22 December 2011


Hi all,
Well I thought I was finished with posts, this side of Xmas, but
after finding this fab site smeared and
my creativeness was set on fire, with the challenges over there,
which brings me onto my latest creation,
I made it for the junk funk December challenge
you have to incorporate rubber bands into your work some how,
as well as stamping, click HERE to read all the details,

apologies for the poor pictures it is so dark in my craft room,
can't help the shadows, sorry.

had to show the background
before I covered it up,

the stamps I used are all from
the artistic stamper,

other things I used are:-
XL tag (21x10cm) versamark ink pad,
clear embossing powder, heat tool,
rubber bands, hole punch,
words printed out on my computer,
distress inks, zig pen,
& for the art doll:-
a mixture of collage sheets from,
art chic studio & digital image 4 you.
the bees & the neck are my own creations.

I had such fun putting her together,
not very Xmasey, but I think she is fab,
Hope you like her!

Thanks for stopping by,
Bask soon,
Kat x.

Wednesday, 21 December 2011


Hi all,
just a quickie post to show you a card I made for a weekly challenge blog
that I found completely by accident,
the blog is called smudgy
& there is an array of weird & wonderful creations to feast your eyes on,
& a fab prize up for grabs, its a sheet of digi stamps,
it's part of a fabulous ning site, check this out
smeared and you won't be disappointed,
there is some amazing art work on there.

So onto this weeks challenge,
here's my card,

Things I used :-
Square card blank, patterned paper,
a very old wood mounted sentiment stamp,
Artistic stamper, Snow flakes stamp,
distress inks, scraps of coloured papers,
Tim Holtz tattered pine cone die &
festive greenery decorative strip die,
a wooden gold star, a nestability die,
& last but not least,
the little horror toy shop digi collage sheet
by Itkupilli,

This is the first time I have entered this challenge,
so I hope I have adhered to all the rules
(I have read them several times)
so I think I have, LOL,
hope you like it!
Thanks for stopping by,
Back soon,
Kat x.

Thursday, 15 December 2011


Hi all,
Here's my last project for December for the
artistic stamper creative team blog
If you want to make a purchase in the SHOP
there is no better time, because
you will be sent a free stamp with your order,
HERE are the details (there are two to choose from)

if you want the ins & outs of  how I made this project,
please click HERE

This star has got me back to entering challenges
(it's about time, I hear you say) lol

so I am entering it for simon says stamp and show blog
their challenge this week is to show a PROJECT WITH DEPTH,

& I have Just found out that Joanna Sheen has started a new
monthly challenge blog & that the first challenge is
CHRISTMAS WISHES so I am going to enter this star,
you can find the blog HERE

 this is probably the last post this side of Christmas for me,
so a big thank you for all your wonderful comments,
& I will see you on the other side,
with lots of JOURNALLING (that's going to be my focus for 2012)

Thanks for stopping by,
Back soon,
Kat x.

Monday, 5 December 2011


Hi all,
I have another project over at,
the artistic stamper creative team blog
if you want the details on how I made it,
please click HERE

I'm off to tackle the loft
the Christmas decks always seem to
get buried or hide during the course of the year,
wish me luck! (LOL)

Thanks For Stopping By,
Back Soon,
Kat x.

Friday, 2 December 2011


Hi All,
just a quickie post to say,
if you fancy joining in with this months challenge
over at the artistic stamper creative team blog
the theme this month (as you would probably expect) is

Here's my card,

there is a random prize of £15 worth of
The Artistic Stamper stamps of your choice
plus the Kling On to mount them onto,
so get creating.

Must dash, busy, busy, busy.

Thanks for stopping by,
Back soon,
Kat x.

Thursday, 1 December 2011


Hi all,
I'm here with my FINAL page of the whole year
of the 365 journal calender challenge,
hosted by Kate Crane over at
the Kathryn wheel blog click the link to see every ones creations.

I can't believe it's nearly over,
& much more importantly I can't believe I have kept up
for all the 12 months (lol)
The year has flown even quicker tracking the days,
for this challenge, anyway.

my finished November page will appear
if by magic near the bottom of this post.

I did sit down to make a modern page ie,
blue, silver, purple, but that just didn't happen,
so without further a do,
here is my December page,

Here's the distress inks I used
for the background,
(almost forgot to take the picture
got a bit carried away)lol

I don't have many Christmas  stamps
so I decided to keep it simple
& only use 2 small ones.

now for the fun part,
I have had these images forever, & forgot I even had them,
I came across them in my frantic search for Xmas
things to use, & felt they would be perfect,
I think they are called scraps, & are used for
old fashion traditional decoupage on boxes etc.

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 circle punch)
& coloured with copic markers.

& there you have it!
I'm a bit sad this little journey has come to an end
but I have loved every minuet of it,
I would like to say a big thank you to
Kate Crane for putting up this challenge,
& also for every one that has left me such lovely comments.

I will be back at the end of the month
with the December page when it's all filled out
for anyone that wants to see it,
& I am also going to do a roundup
of all 12 pages before I bind them into a book.

OH almost forgot to show November, filled out,
silly me,  here it is.

Thanks for stopping by,
Back soon,
Kat x.

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

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