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Wednesday, 26 February 2014

A little Blog candy......

Oh I do LOVE a real bargain, the ones you just stumble across are the best!
I can honestly say if i go out with the intention of finding one it never happens..

So today in a local store i found these lovely's...

it's printed on a lovely linen effect paper
and it's more about the art than the calendar which in this case i love..

and with it I found this gorgeous pocket diary

Gorjuss girl calendar

and an A6 diary

they were such a good buy I bought extra to share with you as a (little different) candy give away
( the assistant in the store must of thought I was bonkers, who needs more than one calendar and diary?)
to be honest I'm going to crop and frame my favourite images,
lovely to put in my craft room when it's finished...
So if you'd like to enter
let me know which set you would like to win
SET A Leanne Ellis calendar and diary
SET B Gorjuss Girl calendar and diary

If you would like to share this post that would be lovely...
this candy is open till the 12th of march

Love Katy x

Tuesday, 18 February 2014

A catch up.....

Hello again, I'm back today with some catch up cards,
as I had such a long blogger holiday I thought I would share some cards that I made a little while ago.
There maybe a few peeps that may have seen this card previously on Samuel taylors Facebook page

A little step away from Less is more today!
The image is a Marianne D stamp called "sitting"
The papers are Kaisercraft "Tea break"
The fence is a Memorybox die Picket fence
the Window is a Marianne craftables die "arched window" CR1259

So my weekend flew by, I ended up spending the most part of it decorating, not my favourite job.
I'm desperate to move my craft" stuff " in to the smaller bedroom and really wanted a warm bright cheery colour, so i decided on the yellow in the only picture i could find online,you can just see it through the door lol...

It was tempting to go for the aqua but yellow won....
Cant wait till it's finished!

My crochet is coming along slowly, I do seem to get myself in a tangle with yarn and find it hard keeping track of where I am in a pattern, I guess that's me trying to run before I can walk but I'm hoping perseverence will pay off eventually.
I'd love to make a granny square cushion in cream ,sunny yellow and aqua, bit like the colours in this photo, to go in my craft room,
so watch this space, I'll share a photo or two of how it's going, you might have a little wait though lol...

So I hope you're having a good week,
I'm dashing now to catch the new series of The great British sewing Bee

thanks for popping by,
see you again soon
Katy x

Saturday, 15 February 2014

Hi Friend..........

Morning everyone, 
a quick card to share today

It's another image from the Paper smooches chubby chums set....
I used a Darcie embossing folder to create the tree bark and ran walnut stain distress ink over the top to highlight the pattern.
The banners are created using this Die-namics die here.
Hope you have a lovely weekend,
me I plan to have a chill out day, nice hot bath, then a little crafty time
including  this....

My crochet skills are very basic but I'm determined to not be defeated lol..
Katy xx

Friday, 14 February 2014

A little LOVE on Valentines day..............

Good morning....
and "Happy Valentines day"
Today's card I'm sharing is the card I made for my other half :)

It's definately a "Less is more" card
It's so tempting for me to keep adding bits and bobs to a card
but I've found I'm leaning more towards simple designs lately.

I used a Memorybox alphabet die to cut the word love and used the negative as my base card
layering pretty polka dot paper underneath.
The XOXOXOXOXO border is from one of my favourite cuttle bug folders, Hugs and kisses, here
and the little dog is from Paper smooches stamp set Chubby chums.
Sentiment is also from a Paper smooches set, LOVE their font!

So have a "Happy Valentines day"

( thank you for your comments, it's so nice to see familiar faces and new ones too)

Love Katy

Thursday, 13 February 2014

Peek a boo.........

Wow how windy was it here in the UK last night!?
Hope you all stayed safe indoors...thankfully we don't experience too much extreme weather like that, it was pretty scarey!

So on to my card for today, I'm doing well three posts in three days :)

I heart  MFT die-namics dies and stamps
This is one of their Peek a boo dies, which is perfect to use with this Darcies stamp set

 the little notched tag is also a MFT die you can find  here.
So have a lovely day, thank you for taking the time to pop by and see you soon xx

Wednesday, 12 February 2014

BRrrrrrr it's a bit chilly this morning, woken up to a light dusting of snow,
 something we haven't seen much of this winter thankfully!

here is my card for today....

This card reminds me that spring is not too far away now.
The little flowers are from a cuttlebug die I have had in my stash since my early days of cardmaking
I've no idea what it's called but it seemed perfect for this card....
I've added little drops of Ranger white enamel to the center of each flower.
and added detail dots with the ultimate white pen...I love my uni ball signo pen
It really is the best white pen, it's a bright white and the ink flows perfectly!

I colored the little lamb with the copic warm greys
He's such a cutie :)

Love Katy x

Tuesday, 11 February 2014

A happy "Hello"

A happy "hello" (waves)
It really has been a ridiculous amount of time since i posted here...sept 2012?
Where the time has gone I don't know, the months seem to fly by...
shame on me! poor neglected blog!

It seemed the longer I was absent the harder it was to jump back in i suppose?
It's not that I've given up crafting, far from it...I still love being creative, still working and teaching at Samuel Taylors, love my job...still enjoy blogger, despite not posting myself I do enjoy blog hopping to see what you are all up to almost every day.
I hope you're all keeping well and that life is being kind to you ?

So time to share a card.......

 I have totally fallen head over heels for Paper Smooches stamps!
and this little owl is my favourite from this Chubby chums set

The die cut bare tree is a cheery Lynn die

B370 birch tree with cute critters

The embossed background is a Darcie folder

So that's it, my first share here for too long :)
If you do happen to spot me on your blog feed, do stop by and say hello wont you?
Have a lovely day and I will be back soon ( very soon )