Sunday, 31 October 2010


Happy halloween!

Saturday, 30 October 2010

Kenny K ~ 2's challenge

Me again.......the sun is shining, the washings out on the line, both the kids have gone off with friends & OH is off on a bike ride.........perfect play time!
So before it's too late to enter, here's my card for this weeks Kenny K's Krafty Girlz challenge.

This week the DT girlz are looking for 2's of things, so here are my 2's
2 x Basic Grey papers from my two scoops pad!
2 x layers of Bazzill card
2 x panels of design papers
2 of each colour card candy

Oh boy I just LOVE playing with this image! She is Download Diva

Thanks for visiting!
Kaz xx

Pastels & glitter

Just a quick post this morning before the day gets into full swing. Needed inspiration for a birthday card and where better to look than craft challenges. This weeks Wild Orchid Challenge caught my eye, they are looking for pastel colours.......very nice! Combine this with the
ABC Challenge which is G for Glitter ......and voila!

Have a great weekend & Happy Halloween!
Kaz xx

Wednesday, 27 October 2010

Bah Humbug! I'm not fed up with all thing Christmas! It's the challenge I made my card for.
This week the DT girls over at the Bah Humbug challenge blog are looking for elegance. Now I am the first to admit it's not my usual style but I decided to give it a go. I have had this gorgeous Papermania stamp for some time but did get a bit of a surprise when it arrives as it is HUGE!!!! So big in fact that there is little room on my card for much else. So I decided to go for it with distressing inks, squeezed in a wee bit of layering and added few tiny pearls. Still not quite happy with it, but at least the stamp has now seen an ink pad!
Sorry about the poor pic it's soooooooo gloomy and miserable here :0(
Thanks for stopping by.
Kaz xx

Tuesday, 26 October 2010

One sketch, two cards part two....

OK so I messed this up and the order of these two posts didn't work :o(
but never mind I am sure you get the idea.
Here's the Christmas version....

Kaz xx

One sketch, two cards...

Golly it's turned chilling over night! My poor feet had an awful shock when they hit the floor this morning getting out of my nice warm bed (laminate flooring brrrrrrr) So glad my 'craft room' aka the dinning room still has carpet :0) so what better place to go with my cuppa whilst the rest of the house snoozed. I made a card last night using the fab sketch from this weeks Cute Card Thursday challenge and decided to use the same sketch and the same image and make a Christmas version this morning. Here's how the Birthday version turned out....

Thanks for visiting!
Kaz xx

Saturday, 16 October 2010

Stampin Up card

We have had some lovely Autumn sunshine along with a good breeze here today............a perfect laundry day. So my poor machine has been putting in some serious overtime, but at least I can nearly see the bottom of the basket :0) not that that will last for long, but at least I tried. And while the machines been washing, I've been playing.
I've had a trio of SU stamps forever, and they have not seen an ink pad yet, so when I came across Valentines monthly challenge I thought why not have a go. This months challenge is 'Starstruck' and the only rule is that you must use a Stampin Up product somewhere on your project. My stars are on the backing paper and I have used one of my trio of stamps. I've used the sketch from this weeks Critter Sketch challenge as it was just the right shape for the image.
I wanted to use a star for the text tag but after attempting to draw on by hand I changed my mind and resorted to my Sizzix dies.
And here's my card....

Hope you all have a fab weekend!
Kaz xx

Thursday, 14 October 2010

Sketch & Stash challenge...

Another gorgeous day, and it's nearly the weekend........yippee! And get me, two posts in one week during term time. Now that doesn't happen very often. Mind you I have used an image that I coloured a while back so that saved me a bit of time ....... note to self - must colour images to stash more often!
Anyhoo... here's my card.

This is my entry for this fortnights Sketch & Stash challenge. My new(ish) stash is the larger flower punch and nesties and my neglected stash item is the PM Creative Tones paper! Hmmmmm....I appear to have this pad in several other colours too....shame on me.

Thanks for visiting!

Kaz xx

Wednesday, 13 October 2010

How cute are these guys......

As soon as I saw this LOTV image I knew I just had to get it! It's just sooooooooooo cute.
I did find the penguins tricky to colour with my Promarkers though. As I built up the greys to get the darker areas it bled and looked really messy. Not had this before......has anyone else had this kind if problem? I thought maybe my card had got a bit damp, but all the other colours were ok ....... Maybe my dark grey is a bit 'juice' still as it's not been used much before.
Anyway, I made such a pigs ear of it that I coloured in another image and used Prisma Color pencils to do the penguins instead, cut them out and added them over the top of the bodged ones. Must admit I like the decoupaged look so it works for me. Did the sledge too.
Those delish papers are a freebie download from Jak Heath's fab blog, why not pop over and visit.
Well that's it for me for now, thanks for stopping by!
Kaz xx

Tuesday, 5 October 2010


With only 81 day till Christmas! (where has this year gone to?) I figure its time I did a few more crimble cards. Thanks to all those wonderful Christmas challenge blogs I do have a nice pile already but still need, and want, to do more. I've even ordered my first pressie :o)
Oh boy, I've never been this organised before........ bit scary really!
Still, I dug down deep into the draw and out popped this gorgeous fella and so I set about playing. And here is the result.....

I would like to enter my card into the Christmas Club challenge who's challenge this week is to use 'glitter, ribbons & gems'. Now try as I might I could not find a ribbon that worked, soooooooo I made my own 'paper ribbon' with a snowflake punch and a thin strip of matching card........I hope this counts.

Thanks for stopping by.
Kaz xx

Sunday, 3 October 2010

FF Bear....

All this wet weather we've had this weekend has been a great excuse to stay in and get crafting :0) Just as well too as I have a mega load of birthdays to make for in October.

Inspired by my previous 2 cards I thought I'd have a go at a bit of paper piercing & decoupage with this FF bear. I stamped the image onto my base card and then 3 more times onto some fab wood grain paper I've had in my stash forever. Cut out the layers and lightly embossed the backs to give a bit of shape, stuck down with silicone adhesive and voila! The balloon was stamped onto a scrap of white card and coloured with Promarkers and just for good measure I covered it with glossy accents and a sprinkling of fine glitter. The embossed swirls & dots were done using a Fiskars shapeboss. Text on PC and a few card candy to finish.
Just Cute Bears ~ Swirls & bling.

Thanks for taking the time to visit me!
Kaz xx

Saturday, 2 October 2010

Twice in one day?!! again........LOL ......nothing for ages & now I can't keep away.
Just done another card using the Bentley Bear freebie decoupage kit, must say they are quick to do :0) Played with more raffia lace (I do like this stuff!) and my new nestie dies.
Quick, easy & simple!
Enjoy the rest of the weekend!
Kaz xx

Long time no see.....

...... I'm such a lousy blogger! I need to retire. I do have a good excuse for not stopping by last weekend though, look where I've been...

Alexanda Palace in London for the Big Stamp & Scrapbook show!
My first time going to a big craft show and oh boy how much fun did I have!
Will definitely be going again next year :0)
I'd been saving my pennies since my birthday in May and have not had so much fun shopping in ages. Ironically I've been so busy since the show I've not had a chance to play with any of my goodies. Here's what I have to play with....

Now just before the show I also ordered some fab rolls of raffia lace from Hobbycraft which were there waiting for me when I arrived home. It is one of these that I have played with first. This was a nice quick & easy card to get me started using a freebie Bentley Bear decoupage kit that's been sat on a shelf for some time.

Pollycraft ~ No design papers
Wild Orchid ~ Ribbons & Bows
My lovely Hubbie is cooking dinner today so I can enjoy some play time, bless him!
Hope to be back very soon & thanks for visiting.
Kaz xx