Thursday, 30 October 2008
I'm posting this early, Tara wont recieve this till tomorrow but i've told her no peeking, as i'm away first thing in the morning..... YAY !! I'm so excited, lol.
I've made some lovely friends through Blogging and the DC forum and have recieved beautiful cards as well as fabby goodies and Tara's an absolute treasure, completely on my wavelength and has me in stitches, been caught so many times laughing at the computer screen, bemused looks from O/H but i dont care. So every so often we send a card and little bits and bobs and this is my latest to her to say thank you for all the smiles she's given me lately, life can be tough going at times and we all need good friends to lift our spirits ..... Thank you Tara.
I made this using another adorable Hanglar image.....C'mon Funkykits where are they? Paper is Doodlebug, the black decorative circle was sent to me by another lovely lady on the Docrafts forum, Doreen (Blackfeather) a complete surprise parcel full of lovely shapes she had cut on her Craft Robo, lots of Ooooooo's and Ahhhhhh's when i opened it, so thank you again Doreen. Prima flowers, Woodware Heart brads, Martha Stewart Doily Lace punch for the scalloped paper across the card, Pink Pearly Doodles, which went a bit wrong in places,not sure where i got the butterfly from and sentiment from a Hero Arts set... think thats it?
When i make cards, mostly i think 'Thats ok' but the odd time i make one that i actually like and this is one of them, hope you like it Tara.
So that's me till Sunday when i'm back from my break, hope you all have a nice weekend and look forward to catching up with you all later.. Byeeeeeeee xx
P.s I'm having trouble getting some of my blog list links to work so until i sort it out i'm hitching via the links that do work, so hoping to have it back to normal soon, so frustrating when you want to keep up to date with all the lovely blogs xx
Posted by katy at 15:46
Wednesday, 29 October 2008
It's been a long while since i've had a proper break of any kind so i'm really excited as i've been asked if i'd like to join a group of ladies who are spending this weekend at an outdoor centre not far from me. Of course i said yes !! Its not far from Pendle Hill, some of you may know the story of the Pendle witch trials, you can see more info here and a YouTube link here. I loved the Most Haunted show that they filmed there and i know there's a walk planned up the hill..... Oooooooo scary, lol.
It'll be so nice to escape the routine of looking after everyone else and have a bit of me time for a change, we all need that i think from time to time. Lots of other lovely activities planned like a Beading workshop,Reflexology,Aromatherapy,Silk painting, indoor rock climbing, caving and Life coaching, yes i need that, and i've been asked to take some of my Craft stash incase anyone would like a go !!
Apparently the village is closed off this weekend as so many people try to walk the hill at Halloween in search of the Witches, mental thats what i say!! I'd run a mile, lol.
Will post another card tomorrow, then that'll be me till Sunday......tee hee, hoping to take some piccies to share with you when i return, Oooooooo thats if i return, lol xx ps judging by the first pic i'm guessing there will be some strange characters around, lol.
Posted by katy at 14:45
Sunday, 26 October 2008
Hi Folks, they say everyone has there 5 minutes of fame, well i think this is the nearest i'll get to it, lol. I was contacted by Docrafts a while ago and asked if i'd like to feature in their magazine, Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm let me think about that..... of course!! So i got a copy yesterday and here i am !! They sent me some lovely Doodlebug goodies to use, found using stickers instead of stamping very different but i was happy with the overall result.xx
Posted by katy at 11:22
Friday, 24 October 2008
The ladies at Funky Fairy Papercrafts are offering this lovely blog candy,all you have to do is name 3 members of their design team to be in with a chance of winning !!
Posted by katy at 14:54
Thursday, 23 October 2008
Hi Folks, i need your honest opinion about this one please. I bought a set of these Sexy Santa's Helpers the other day, when i first saw them i thought' Ooooooooo they're different' well now i'm not so sure i like them. Plus the card it self i'm not struck with, white doodling is PANTS and the oversize bow is'nt doing it for me either, lol. And i couldn't print out the paper i really wanted to use cos my blummin printer is out of ink AGAIN!!! It dosnt last 5 minutes for me.... tips anyone? So what do you think? Do you think a Man is more likely to buy for a Girlfriend/ Wife than the other way round, i make my cards to sell you see so it's an important factor. Thanks for taking the time to look. Oh and what you done with the weather today? It's RUBBISH, raining and blowing a gale here in Yorkshire.... Ta ta xx
Wednesday, 22 October 2008
Thank you so much Gina and Erin and Caroline for giving this award to me, thats so lovely of you, if you hav'nt visited their blogs yet, all are new bloggers, then please do.... gorgeous cards ! Will pop back later to pass this on, found some amazing blogs!!
Posted by katy at 09:08
Monday, 20 October 2008
Hi everyone, this is my entry for the High Hopes and Funky Fairy challenge. The challenge for both is to make something other than a card so i thought i'd have a go at making an ATC for a change. I really enjoyed it, although it's quite hard working on such a small space. Not sure if it looks balanced as the image, which i LOVE, is small compared to the sentiment but i'm pleased how it turned out.
I used Pinkpetticoat paper from the new Christmas collection 'Tis the season', the cute little kitty is from www.highhopesstamps.com, the fab round sentiment is a download from www.funkyfairyspapercrafts.com, used my SU round scallop punch and tied a little jingle bell onto the prima flower .
A big thank you to the girls at Funky Fairy's too, i won last weeks challenge !! Yay, i'm chuffed to bits, my first challenge win :D XX
Posted by katy at 19:55
Thursday, 16 October 2008
Hi everyone, hope the sun's shining where you are? Managed to get a card made last night, love these and cant wait for the UK release. Coloured with Promarkers, paper from www.sweetshoppedesigns.com, Flora Doodle flower, and heart charm from www.thestampman. Enjoy your day xx
Posted by katy at 09:31
Monday, 13 October 2008
Really enjoyed all my new downloads today and this is my entry to this weeks challenge which is to follow a sketch over at Funky Fairy's
Posted by katy at 21:27
Hav'nt done any real Decoupage for ages and it made a nice change from having to colour myself.... both are available free to download here all except the round Christmas sentiment which is a steal at only £2.99, lots of different sentiments in the one kit available here. No connection but well worth a look xx
Hi everyone, i found a great free Halloween download at which included a printable goodie bag and some great papers !! You can find their store here
Posted by katy at 15:41
Friday, 10 October 2008
I love Pinkpetticoats new Christmas collection !!! Had a quick play today, can tell it's Friday i'm soooooo tired and struggling with my mojo, just cant help myself when i get something new though. So it's a very simple card which at a time like Christmas when you've so many to do is probabely best anyway. Hope you all have a nice weekend xx
Posted by katy at 18:39
Thursday, 9 October 2008
Hi folks, Nikki has some fabulous blog candy up for grabs, aww these are so cute !! Just leave her a comment and link to her blog to be in with a chance of winning !!
Posted by katy at 18:14
Wednesday, 8 October 2008
Hi everyone, been having a play with my blog, and came across this little penquin for Breast Cancer Awareness,feel free to click on him and add him to your blog to spread the awareness. I admit i rarely check if everything's ok but will give em a squish later, sounds a bit pervy but hey it's important !! xx
Posted by katy at 16:36
Monday, 6 October 2008
This is my entry to this weeks High Hopes Challenge. The challenge is to make a card using Brown, Green, Blue and Natural colours. I used my new Callie Christmas Kitty stamp, available from www.sillymonkeycrafts.co.uk, paper is from a new K&co mat pad Peppermint Twist, computer generated sentiment, natural grosgrain ribbon. Coloured with my Prismas, Stickles and Glossy Accents.xx
Posted by katy at 13:48
Thursday, 2 October 2008
This little Fairy landed on my doorstep yesterday and i could'nt wait to make up a card with her !! She's one of the new designs available from Silly Monkey Crafts. I coloured her using Prismas, highlighted her wings with stickles and Glossed the ivy.I made this for two reasons, one for the new High Hopes Blog Challenge although i totally missed out the brief, lol, just like me !!! and the other reason will become evident later.......tee hee. She's one of two stamps that arrived so watch this space............ xx
Posted by katy at 08:26