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Monday, 30 April 2012

Well impressed !

Blimey another week gone ! This year is absolutely flying...cant believe we are heading into May already ?! Before you know it we'll be thinking about Christmas AGAIN lol...well for me that will start in June with Christmas in July at work....yikes !

Anyways I have been busy creating for work tonight...shall hopefully have pics to share with you tomorrow but in the meantime I wanted to share this lady's work here....Dorcas Designs is a blog I only fell upon last week, you know how it is one blog leads to another lol...well I was so impressed with Dorcas colouring skills with pencils ! She has some fantastic tutorials ...needless to say she is responsible for a purchase over the weekend of Lyra Rembrandt Polycolour pencils ! Sheesh like I really need any more but I HAVE to give them a go :)

Lastly....I don't know about you but when I'm crafting I have to have music on in the background so I thought I'd share a little of what I listen to ...........

Have a great week everyone, back soon...
Love Katy xx

Wednesday, 25 April 2012


Just wanted to share this here ......

It's party time here at Samuel Taylors .... Embsay Mills !

We are thrilled to invite you all to our ' We LOVE Candi ' party this Saturday 28th of April.

Hosted by the lovely Julie Hickey from Craftworkcards.

The fun begins at 10am till 3.30pm !

We will have make and take sessions throughout the day with Julie costing £2 per person ( £1 will be donated to charity )

She will be sharing with you fab ideas on how to use the popular card candi to create pretty flowers and how you can personalise a card with stamping on them too.

As well as the make and take we will have demos sharing with you some of the latest products from Craftworkcards and a fantastic Prize raffle too.

There is no need to book a place, just come along and join in with the fun...........

We look forward to seeing you......

for more details you can call 01756 700946

Friday, 20 April 2012

Faith ....Hope......Love

It's very rare that I have any idea how a card is going to pan out when I'm putting it together...are you the same ?.......... but this is one of them where I had a clear idea of what I wanted to do.

I think what I like about this card........and I'm my own worst critic so there's not may I do lol, is that it depicts my favourite time of year..Autumn....I love the cooler days and changing colours.

 I used a sizzix die Autumn gatherings to create the foliage
Stamp is "I Love you little rabbit " here
The sentiment and background are both Hero Arts stamps.

Well how quickly has this week gone ? I'm a busy girl working all weekend too !

Enjoy your weekend whatever you are doing ?

Love Katy xx

Monday, 16 April 2012

I see spots ! Mo Manning challenge # 130

I thought to get me back into the swing of things I'd enter a challenge...........so here are my entry's to this weeks challenge over at Mo Manning's challenge blog which this week is I see spots....I LOVE any spotty paper !!

This is one of the lovely toppers by Hobbyhouse....so no colouring as these are pre coloured toppers..fab for a quick card ! and such good value as you get multiple toppers per sheet.
Papers are Craft Creations....35p per 12x12 sheet ! Bargain !
Sentiment stamp is a little wooden stamp from Woodware.

Same again this is a topper with Craft Creation papers....the little pins are by Hobbyhouse too. Sentiment is another Woodware  stamp from a clear set.

Thank you so much for all your lovely feedback over the past few days, and lovely "hello's" from familiar faces and new..it's much appreciated.

Sunday, 15 April 2012

A little catch up...........

Good Morning.......hope you are all enjoying some nice sunshine today ? It's a bright sunny day here in Yorkshire. I thought it may be nice to share more photos of what I've been making in my 7 month absence from Blogger lol, these are some of what I've uploaded to my Facebook over the past months.

I have a thing about toadstools and this Magnolia toadstool stamp has to be one of my favs !

I really enjoyed making this tent card with an aperture...the lamppost is by Kaisercraft.........

Okay so now we move from cards to Art Journaling......we were thrilled to have the lovely talented Kate Crane teach some classes at Samuel Taylors last year and this is one of my pages i made on the day in my Moleskin...a mixture of paints, papers, digital downloads, doodling and stamping...great fun !!

And another..................

A little atc...........

There are more for me to share., I have to admit that I'm always forgetting to take photos of cards I make for display at work so I will have to take my camera in with me this week so I can share them here.

Enjoy what's left of the weekend...it goes way to quickly !!

Friday, 13 April 2012

Live the life you love..........

Yayyyy back in the land of blogging...yet again it's been so long since I posted but I've missed popping my cards on here, not only is it lovely to hear from my blogging friends but also it's such a good way to record what you've made....I have still been creating ( mainly for work ) just not sharing here ( slapped wrists lol ) So I'm hoping to put that right today with a card I made today on my day off from work.

See this another reason for my lack of shares... my photos are hopeless ...i so need a new camera..this was taken on my phone and tweaked on Instagram..still pants but saving pennies for a decent camera one day!

 COLOURED with copics 
 PAPERS are Cosmo Cricket Baby Jane
 DIE is Cheery Lynn Cuties # 4 which I layered twice
 FLOWERS are Crafts for Occasions

 I love the sentiment ...quotes like this really give me a pick me up when needed.
 Back soon..............might be 7 days but not 7 months :) xxx