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Tuesday, 10 February 2009

Back to the beginning...

Just having a quick break from clearing out my craft cupboard...cant believe how much stuff i have collected over the last 12 months and so much of it i wont use...ie PEEL OFFS...ewwww,lol. Anyway i thought i would share a photo of what started me on this journey into cardmaking...oh must have been July 07. A good friend decided to take me along to a silk painting workshop,at that time i'd been under alot of stress and i was amazed at how relaxing it was to just sit and paint....bit of a turning point you could say...
Now i'm being really brave and sharing one of last years Valentines cards i made, it was in a box gathering dust with a pile of other various cards that i think now i'll give to the Cats Protection League to sell...well they might get something even if it's only 20p,lol.

And finally...a photo of Chesters kittens that she had 3 weeks ago, 6 little ones.... This is her second litter but also her last :( so i'm making the most of them whilst they are here.

Ok, better get back to clearing that cupboard out :) xx

17 comments :

  1. Cute cats Katy x Think that friend did the crafting world a favour encouraging you along - you are such an inspiration with your design x Thanks for sharing with us x

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  2. Hi Katy
    Snap! I started card making after making cards with silk painting on them, must be a natural progression. It's interesting to look at cards made years ago isn't it - todays cards are far more sophisticated. Lovely work though
    x Michelle

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  3. So glad you started on your crafting journey Katy your creations are just fabulous!
    Your little kittens are just so adorable!
    hugs
    kim x

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  4. FAB card and silk painting. I used to do that at shcool and loved it...its good to see how we have progressed when we find old cards eh!Kittens are GORJUSS I want the black one lol
    mandi xx

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  5. Love your silk painting and cute card!

    Gorgeous I am in love with your kittens absolutely beautiful I would have them all! :P

    xx

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  6. Hi Katy,
    Love your silk painting, it's beautiful. I think silk paintings are so elegant - they have that beautiful lustre to them. The card is so pretty but I know what you mean about looking back at old works - but it shows you how we 'grow'.
    As for the kitties - I want one (strike that) I want them all - they could keep my cat (the worm catcher - also a Chester) company.
    hugs Heather xx

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  7. You cat looks so proud of her gorgeous fluffy bundles - so cute. Fab silk painting too.
    Sally. x

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  8. Hello! What a great post Katy, I love the silk painting! It's interesting to look back at old projects/cards, just shows how much we improve! Your cards bring so much inspiration to so many people, just as well you went along to that silk painting class! xx

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  9. Oh, I forgot to say how cute the kittens (and Chester) are! The little black one looks like my little kitty when he was a wee baby! Ahhh!

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  10. What beautiful creations! But I must say those kitties are so lovely, would love to get a kitten but our rescue cat wouldn't be too happy. Heidi xxx

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  11. I love your silk painting Katie. Used to do a bit myself before the cardmaking took over. I've still got all the stuff and keep promising my self I'm gonna get back to it when I've got a bit of time!

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  12. gorgeous silk painting (a pro from the start xxx) and the kittens are gorgeous, so sweet. there is something on my blog for you xxx

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  13. woww Katy what a gorgeous cretion.

    hugs Riet.xx

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  14. It's terrific & I love the pic of Chester & her babies - they're so cute.

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  15. Hey Katy! I think your cards were fabulous then as they are now!! For a beginner last year. . .wow, you made awesome cards! My cards never looked like that when I first started making cards.

    I love your silk painting card. . .it's beautiful!! I love your second cat card too!

    Your kitties are adorable. I have 2 cats, their names are Dori and China.

    Maria

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  16. Hi Katy,
    Love the silk painting, looks fab. My nan did one for Oli just before she passed away, A yellow tractor which he loves and is still hanging on his wall. I remember my very 1st card it was a white A6 blank with 3 silver vase peel offs coloured in with gel pens. At the time I thought it was the best thing ever !!! oh how I cring now.
    Lyndsey xx

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  17. wow ~ that silk painting is GORGEOUS! and yep, i'm so glad you started on your journey, too ~ you're such an inspiration. and awwww..those kittens are so cute ~ i just wanna cuddle them

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