Thursday, 26 April 2012

SO SORRY I HAVE BEEN MISSING IN ACTION & art work with my new house stamps

I haven't been doing any crafting of any sort for the last few weeks due to a very hectic home life, & it's been hectic at work too,
I don't really speak about personal stuff on my blog, as I think fellow crafter's are here to look at the art & craft stuff & not have me waffle on about me & mine (we all have our own issues & things going on)

but I feel I owe you all a little explanation, so to out line a little, my mum broke her back, & was in hospital for ages, now she is home I have to help her every day after work, my sister-in- law died unexpectedly at 42, leaving 3 of her children that were still at home & all under 18, with no where to live (long story) my niece had just had a baby of her own she was only 2 months old when it all happened, so they all moved in, my father-in-laws cancer came back & he died with in a month (more hospital visits & another funeral to go to) I work full time & have my husband & 15 year old son to look after, & all that goes with them as well, so I have been stretched pretty thin,
so no time for crafting,  for a lot of us, crafting is our own little quiet place to get away from every day life
(well it is for me) but there hasn't been enough hours in the day or the inclination to do it, my art & craft seems to be the first to be put on the back burner, when I have a lot going on, & the mojo theft comes & steels any ideas I have in my head.
any way enough about me,
Jennie (the artistic stamper) was so nice about letting me have a few weeks of of the design team,
thank you Jennie, I do appreciate your patience with me.
I am hoping to get back to it soon,
& while all my personal life has been messed up, I have also had my first set of stamp designs (houses) made into rubber, EXCITING they are now available to buy from the artistic stamper so my art work will be focusing on them I expect, LOL. I have submitted more designs in this range so if you like the houses the WATCH THIS SPACE, any way I have waffled on about me for long enough,
here is some art work
the first thing I have made with my house stamps for the artistic stamper creative team

here are some close ups of each panel. 

I have used distress inks to colour the whole thing in
& scraps of card,
the frame is a blank craft frame that I painted with black acrylic
paint & added some inka gold in antique silver to age it.

hope you like it!

Thanks for stopping by,
Back soon,
Kat x.


  1. Here is hoping your life gets calmer from here on in! Illness in the family is so stressful and you have had more than your fair share!! Love your pretty houses Kat but I think I've already said that ;)
    xoxo Hugs Sioux

  2. Poor you, hope things settle down for you...the stamps are fab..just made something with them myself on my blog!! Hope life is calmer for you soon, best wishes..hugs trace x

  3. Just wanted to say I hope things calm down & improve for you soon - such a lot of sadness & turmoil for you ! Sending you some positive metal energy ! Love the houses - hope they sell well !

  4. Love your project and stamps hope life settles down for you soon you really have had a lot to deal with and crafting is a great place to go and forget for a while!


  5. Hugs to you, nd am loving the houses, have a restful weekend

  6. Real sorry to hear all that's been happening with you, no wonder your stretched thin.
    Hope you find a minute or 2 to take it easy and have a bit of you time

  7. Loving your beautiful hanging and am so sorry to hear of all your sorrow. Sending hugs, Annette x

  8. Hi Kat,
    This is my first visit to your blog. I'm very sorry to hear of all the upheaval in your personal life.
    I bought a set of your beautiful house stamps at Ally Pally last month - and I just wanted to say that your work is stunning!
    Wishing you all the very best.


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