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Tuesday, 16 June 2009

A little rest

Hi everyone, apologies for my lack of posts this week, i'm having a mini break from everything...having a stressful time with a nightmare teen ! A huge thank you to the ladies at Tuesday Taggers and Colour create for giving me some time out this week...it's much appreciated and i'll be back next week :) In the mean time here is a card i made at a craft group i went to today...a lovely bunch of ladies and a great distraction
This has to be my favourite stamp...sure i've told you this before, and it always calls to be paper pieced, my fav technique

Image is Country Girls...Alota stamp
Papers are Cherry Hill...sorry i told you you'd see these alot :)
Fiskars border punch...the light reflected on one end on the pic..it's not a finger mark, lol.
The flowers i made myself using a quilling tool...thanks Michelle for showing me how to make these today :)
Papermania Alphabet

So there might not be much happening here this week but that dos'nt mean to say i wont be visiting to see what gorgeous cards you're all creating.

I've had yet another clear out of stamps this week...some of them quite recent..i'm terrible for using a stamp just a few times then wanting something new again...think i need help, lol. So if you want to grab a bargain i've added an Ebay button...just click on it and it'll take you to my listing :)

Thanks again for all your lovely comments, it seems i've been leading one or two of you astray with the Cherry Hill papers...but they are lush !

Back soon xx


  1. Wow, what a gorgeous card and I agree with you, this is an adorable stamp and looks great with the paper piecing. I remember my daughter being a teenager and can understand fully what you are going through - it does get better eventually!!
    Karen x

  2. I hope things improve for you soon Katy. Crafting is always a great distraction. I agree, I love this image you've used and it's coloured and paper pieced so beautifully.
    Trix xx

  3. Wow what a gorgeous card!
    Love your image and those papers are delicious!
    Hang in there!
    kim x

  4. Beautiful card Katy, so summery. I've also got a hormonal teenager so know where you coming from, stress and lots of it!! lol

  5. This is lovely Katy and your flowers are gorgeous. I'm exactly the same with stamps - there's less guilt when I used the funds from selling some to buy new ones!!

  6. Fabulous card Chuck!.....I know all about troublesome teens.....never mind things will get better once he is past 21 lol!seriously someone once told me when my kids were young that 14 to 21 was the worst time and things will get better after that and I found it was quite true!X

  7. Super cute card!! That paper piecing looks fab! Hope things improve quickly for you.
    xx 0)

  8. Good morning Katy, wow what a stunning card you've made here, really striking, im loving the colours youve used. I hope you are enjoying some sunshine weather. Sorry to hear you are having a rough time of it just now. I have teenagers myself, and am still having a rough time with my eldest. Its very hard work and at times very upsetting, but im sure you will work your way through things. Thinking of you and sending a big hug Linda x

  9. Such a fab card Katy. Cute image and it looks great paper pieced! Sorry to hear you're having teen trouble, hope it sorts itself out soon! Thanks for the ebay link, am watching a few items!
    Hugs, Vicky -x-

  10. Katy this is gorgeous! Wonderful colours and fab image. Love the paper piercing, and great embellishments.

    Fern xx

  11. Hi Katy!Gorgeous card that image is so sweet,i can see why it's your fave!Thanks for leading me astray with the cherry hill paper's lol still not used them yet but have had some new stamps so im sure they'll be making an appearence soon!;)
    my boy's are 5 and 8 so i have it all to come, hope things get better for you soon!
    big hugs amanda xx

  12. Wowwww Katy,what a beautiful card,l love the image and colours.
    So gorgeous papers.

    Hugs Riet.x

  13. This is lovely kate Have a lovely rest!
    Hugs Di xxx

  14. Stunning card and lovely handmade flowers.Hugs SamXX

  15. Great card Katy, Can't wait to have you back.
    x Michelle

  16. Hiya Katy! How u doin luvvy! Sorry to hear your having teen troubles, maybe the break is just what you need as sometimes it all gets just a bit too much! I love your card, I can see why you like that stamp a lot, it's super cute (and beautifully coloured as always). I love those little flowers, are they easy to make? I shall have a squink at your ebay bargains, I can't resist lol!
    Hugs, Shelly xx

  17. Aw, Katy I hope your teen grows out of this phase quickly! I have yet to get to "that place" (my eldest is 10 in September) and am SO dreading it. Glad you had a chance to get a time-out for yourself.

    I love this stamp too - it's on my wishlist. Maybe I should have a bit of a clear out too!!
    Your card is so gorgeous - those little quilleed flowers are fab - are they hard to do?
    Caryn xxx

  18. been there, done that and got the scars Katy, take care of yourself and it will get better...fab card such cuties and great paper xxx

  19. Fab card Katy such a cute image and you have coloured them beautifully. Especially like the paper piecing. Hang in there hun and I hope things improve for ya real quick xx

  20. Hope everything settles for you soon Katy.I've been a bit all over the place this week too,but not with a teenager...lol.Gorgeous card as always.Such a cute stamp and your paper piecing is fab.Love the flowers,they're gorgeous.
    Cass xxx

  21. love your card!! The flowers are wonderful!! janny

  22. Hi Katy,
    I love your card! This image is so cute and I love the paper piecing you've done!
    I just wanted to say thank you so much for the lovely notebook you sent me - I love it!
    I'm so pleased, it was a really nice surprise when I woke up this morning, thank you! :)
    Love, Georgia xx

  23. Oh this is FABULOUS!! Love your paper pieced image and those handmade flowers!! Love it all. katxx

  24. This is so pretty Katy and you've got the paper piecing art to a 't'! You're right about this stamp - it's fab!
    Please could you upload a mini tutorial to your blog when you have time on how to make these flowers, they're gorgeous!! xx

  25. FAB card i love this image too its sooo cute and the paper peicing is brilliant :) i love the handmade flowers there gorgeous !!!!!

  26. BEA..U..TI..FUL! lovin that image and coloring ~ and those scrumptious flowers! fabulous work as alwayz



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