Sunday, 28 August 2016

70th Birthday

Good morning to you all

gosh isn't it wet, but still very humid.  I do hope that the sun returns a little before the Summer is over finally.  

I made this card a while ago for a customer, the brief, loves dogs and golf, found this image on the web, and it was perfect for the requirements.  It was being posted to Africa so I also provided a box for it.


I made the 10" card blank from white card


The contrast was a deep navy card.  I used some of my very old mens papers and some ribbon along with some tonic pearl drops.  The sentiment is computer generated.  I love how it turned out.

I would like to enter the following challenge

Simon Says Wednesday - it's hip to be square

enjoy the rest of your Bank Holiday Weekend

hugs
Kate 
x



Wednesday, 24 August 2016

Pretty Penguin

Morning all

I am back with a lovely card using those gorgeous new releases from


a cute family Christmas Card

 I used
Dies -  Snow Corner


The base card is a half scallop from create and craft.


Gold mirror is the contrast with this gorgeous designed paper. I used the die to create the frame using it 4 times.  I added pearls and bling around the edges a cream and gold bow, a gold bell and a rhinestone sparkler along with the image.


I coloured the image in copics

I will be back again soon and thank you for taking the time to view my blog

hugs
Kate
xx

Wednesday, 17 August 2016

Cute owls for Xmas and Furniture for the decking

Morning all

I am back with a lovely card using those gorgeous new releases from


a cute family Christmas Card

 I used
Dies -  Holly Frame Poinsettia


The card blank is a create and craft half scallop blank


The contrast on this one is the silver sheen mirror card.  It works so perfectly with these gorgeous papers.  A simple layout on this card, just the die frame with the MFT cut out image a lush green and gold glitter bow a fancy pearl button and two IAR lillies.

I added stickles to the image along with the copics, so cute :)


I also wanted to show you the next up date on the decking, the furniture arrived, I have had my breakfast out on the new table each morning since :)



So now off to start putting the house back to normal and put all the tools away.  Cannot wait till next week as the lighting and water feature will be fitted :)

I am entering the ABC Christmas Challenge this time with this quick layout

I will be back again soon and thank you for taking the time to view my blog

hugs
Kate
xx

Wednesday, 10 August 2016

So Cute Snowman Family

Morning all

I am back with a lovely card using those gorgeous new releases from


a cool and frosty Christmas Card

 I used
Dies -  Snow Frame
Papers - Birds and Berries
Image -  Snowman Family


The base card is a create and craft half scallop blank


I added a contrast of the silver rainbow mirror card with the cool blue papers from this new release.  I used the lovely snowflake die to place the little snow family onto using the MFT rectangle die to cut out the image, I distressed a little through this.  I wrapped some cool blue ribbon around and created a bow.  I finished off with a little bell, a lily and a pearl and rhinestone fancy button.  I added to stickles to the image and some rhinestones to the corners adding some pearl drops to the centers of the snowflakes on the die.


The image is coloured in copics.

I would like to enter 

Winter Wonderland Challenge with this card where the theme is Show us your gold/silver and or an embossed background

I will be back again soon and thank you for taking the time to view my blog

hugs
Kate
xx

Wednesday, 3 August 2016

New Release and such excitement for Wild Rose Studio

Morning all

I am back after two exciting days for


and if you do not know why then hop over to the Craft Channel and watch Monday and Tuesday's programmes for Wild Rose Studio - the debut on tv,  here is the link

and also another exciting bit, there is yet another new release you can see the full release
 here 

so here is my first creation using those gorgeous new goodies

Papers - Birds and Berries
Image - Foxes in Stocking
Die - Elegant Frame


The card blank is a create and craft half scallop


I have used a lovely dark green for my contrast on this card, it really works well with these beautiful new papers by Dulcie.  I used a MFT pierced rectangle die to cut out the image and placed this on top of the die.  I used a spellbinders banner to put the greeting on and added a lush satin green bow, some bells, a rose and a rhinestone sparkler.  The tonic red pearl drops finish the card off.


Such a super cute image and this one is coloured in copics.

I will be back again soon and thank you for taking the time to view my blog

hugs
Kate
xx

Friday, 29 July 2016

Soooooo Excited

Evening all

I just had to pop on and say if you have not see it already do hop over the

Wild Rose Studio 


and see what all the excitement is about

I cannot wait 

enjoy your weekend

Kate

xx

Wednesday, 27 July 2016

Merry and Bright and What have I been up to

Morning all

So sorry I missed last weeks regular


post, but I was a tad busy with something else, see the photo's below, anyway today I made a Christmas Card,

 I used
Dies -  Holly Flourish

I used a create and craft half scallop card blank


This was a really quick card to make, I used Sue Wilson's double pierced square dies to create the base layer the designer paper layer and the lifted frame. I used Sue Wilson's pierced flag for the sentiment.  I added the holly flourishes, some smaller Britannia holly flourishes and adorned the whole thing with glitter.  Finishing off with the florals and some tonic pearl drops for the berries.

and the what have I been up to well my hubby got made redundant and got paid up for 3 months garden leave along with his redundancy, so rather than waste the garden leave and the redundancy we started something that has been on our wish list for a very long time.


The base layout, ready to start


The lads with Matt putting the base design in


Adding three ton of gravel


Starting to put in the steps


Adding the decking boards



The roof and decking and steps all done


Just on the painting, adding the roof covering, just ordered the furniture and went out last night to get the lighting

The iron railings will be on before the end of the week

Will take some more photo's soon, preferably with us sat on it

So just a tad busy with work and trying to get this all done, on a plus note 2000 screws went in the decking of which a good 1000 I put in, I don't want to see another screw for quite a while I can tell you.  

Anyway

I will be back again soon and thank you for taking the time to view my blog

hugs
Kate
xx

Wednesday, 13 July 2016

Thank you

Morning all

Here I am back for my weekly post for


today I made a thank you card and I used

Dies -  cat and moon
Papers - Harvest Meadow


I used a create and craft half scallop card blank


I cut the layers with the Sue Wilson double pierced square dies, the top layer is a tattered lace die showing the new WRS papers through.  I cut the die with the papers too and paper pieced using them also.  I added the sentiment cut out with a desiree die and edged this in gold.  I added two ribbons together to create the bow, added four little roses a pearl and rhinestone heart button and finished off with tonic drops.  I used the tonic drops for the cats eyes and nose too.


I will be back again soon and thank you for taking the time to view my blog

hugs
Kate
xx

Wednesday, 6 July 2016

Father's Day

Morning all

Here I am back for my weekly post for


today I made a father's day card and I used

Papers - Man about Town


I used a create and craft half scallop card blank


I will be back again soon and thank you for taking the time to view my blog

hugs
Kate
xx

Monday, 4 July 2016

Happy 1st Birthday

Good morning to you all

Today I have managed to find time to join in as a floater DT for the super


with the lovely Christine as the hostess and she has chosen the theme of

   THEME :  FEMALE BIRTHDAY 

our fabulous sponsors for the next two weeks are



SIMON SAYS STAMP
We are very happy to welcome back Heidi and her team at Simon Says Stamp!


Winner will receive a RANDOM ASSORTMENT of Premium Dye Ink Pads

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My card for today was an order for a 1st birthday in pink, being an 8" card, so here is what I made



I made the card blank and used the computer to create the sentiment.  I used Sue Wilson's flag dies and double pierced square along with the Martha Stewart Daisy punch.  The image and papers are from the House Mouse Triple CD collection.  I added pearl strings from the Hobby House all the way around the frame of the card.  I used MFT rectangle die to cut out the image and added a triple pink bow and some little flowers along with  a heart rhinestone and some pearl dots to finish

Thank you for visiting me, and do hope you will join in with this lovely challenge

Hugs
Kate
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Wednesday, 29 June 2016

Birthday Wishes

Morning all

Here I am back for my weekly post for


today I made a birthday card and I used


Dies -  Oval Frame
Papers - Harvest Meadow
Image - Harvest Mice


I used a create and craft half scallop card blank


I used cream as the contrast card and added the lovely designer paper on top.  I created a panel using a Martha Stewart punch and added some more designer papers on top.  I cut out the oval frame and stamped onto this, I then distressed through the die to make the soft shading.  I stamped and cut the sentiment out using a Desire circle die from the round accordion set, I used galaxy gold brilliance ink to distress the edges of the circle.  I added a bow, the flowers and the tonic gold pearl drops to finish.


I love the detailing on this Desire die, it perfectly frames the new sentiments.



The image is coloured in copics on this occasion

I will be back again soon and thank you for taking the time to view my blog

hugs
Kate
xx

Monday, 27 June 2016

Australian Leaving Card

Good afternoon

I recently made a leaving card for one of my receptionists, who had taken the chance of a lifetime and is moving to Australia for a spell.  She will be sadly missed.  So this was the card I made for the colleagues to sign to say goodbye.


It is a 10" Easel Card.  The papers I located on the web, they are Australian maps.  The image is from Make it Crafty, well it is two merged together.  I used the Sue Wilson double pierced squares for the panels and wrapped ribbon around the card and added a lovely bow.  To finish the Sue Wilson pierced flag with the computer generated sentiment, the charms, the pearl heart and the florals.  I edged it with the pearl and rhinestone bling and matched this on the easel stoppers.  The inner sentiment was also computer generated.. I added a few tonic pearls to complete.


The image is coloured in copics

She loved it, I am pleased to say.

Thank you for taking the time to view my blog

hugs
Kate
xx

Wednesday, 22 June 2016

Purrrfect Friend and Candy Winner

Morning all

Here I am back for my weekly post for


today I made a Friendship card and I used


Dies -  Cat and Moon


I used a create and craft half scallop card


I used Sue Wilson's doubled pierced squares to create the layers, the white layer has double sided tape on it, so that I could add a layer of  Iced Snow Creative Expressions glitter jewels, before running it through an embossing folder.  The base colour and the cat have been cut in black.  I added tonic white drops around the frame for a very quick card.

and for that candy winner

drum roll please for

congratulations Natalie, please e mail me here, with your full name and address and I will get your goodies in the post to you.

thank you to all that entered

I will be back again soon and thank you for taking the time to view my blog

hugs
Kate
xx

Wednesday, 15 June 2016

Halloween so soon!!

Morning all

Here I am back for my weekly post for


today I made a Halloween Card, I know a  little early but just wanted to show those gorgeous new products so, I used


Image - Halloween Cat
Dies -  Little BatBat Border


The card is made using three large squares scored diagonally, I used Sue Wilson's double pierced square dies to create the and the layers.


I used black as my contrast and some fabulous digi papers that I found years ago on the internet.  I added the border down the front, placed my image on a nestie die, added some bats before adding the lovely matching bow a couple of orange tinged roses a bling base for the centre of the bow ( I filled the bling base with tonic drops to create a large black cabochon and used the turquoise tonic drops to finish off.  I added some tiny weeny rhinestones for the detailing on the image.


The image is coloured in copics and I used my scan and cut to cut out a mask.  I placed the mask over the image and then used my airbrush to create the night sky to match the papers.

Don't forget my current candy - in the side bar :) and if you pop over to the Wild Rose Studio blog, there is some more candy there too.

I will be back again soon and thank you for taking the time to view my blog

hugs
Kate
xx

Monday, 13 June 2016

Polish Wedding Card

Good morning all

I have had quite a few orders recently and this is one of the orders, it was a request for a classy wedding card with Polish wording. It is okay, the person asking for it gave me the wording so I got it correct.

So you know what it says here is the translation: Newlyweds = Just married

So here is the card.


I created an 8" square card base and used gold mirror card to compliment the white.  The top layer is white card with double sided transparent on top.  I added some creative expressions glitter jewels in Iced Snow to this, before running it through the swirly embossing folder.  I used the Sue Wilson Herald Square three times in the gold to create the central focus, adding the sentiment cut out with Sue Wilson pierced flag.  I added a white ribbon bow, a frosted white rose, some Sue Wilson gold cue cut leaves and some gold and white tonic drops to finish.

I hope the recipient liked it.

Don't forget my blog candy in the side bar.

thank you for taking the time to visit my blog and I will be back again soon

hugs Kate x

Wednesday, 8 June 2016

Welcome Little One

Morning all

Here I am back for my weekly post for


today I made an New Baby Card and, I used


Papers - Harvest Moon
Image - Mummy Fox and Baby
Die -  Star Label


I made the card base to fit the Sue Wilson Caribbean Background die


I placed the background die over the top of those gorgeous new papers, before adding another die to the centre to place the image on and the die for the sentiment.  The sentiment is from My Sentiments Exactly baby selection.  I added a ribbon, pearl medallion and two little flowers. I added some tonic white drops to finish.


This is the label die but used the long way to fit the sentiment


The image is coloured in copics, so cute

Don't forget my current candy - in the side bar :) and if you pop over to the Wild Rose Studio blog, there is some more candy there too.

I will be back again soon and thank you for taking the time to view my blog

hugs and have a great weekend
Kate
xx
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