Monday, 30 May 2011

Jungle bells.......


It's been a while I know, work does get in the way of play and Mr Blogger has been rather badly behaved recently too which hasn't helped. Still I can now log on and seem to be able to leave comments so I am going to try and make the best of it during half term :0)

I've noticed a number of blogs with Christmas card counters on & the realisation that we are almost half way through the year (Eeeeeeek!) has stirred me into action. So with a fab sketch from this weeks Sketch Saturday team in hand, I set to work.
The Sketch Saturday Challenge is celebrating their 3rd birthday too with a fab blogoversary goody bag so why not pop over and wish them a HAPPY BIRTHDAY and join in the fun.
My seasonal inspiration came from the Bah Humbug crew who want to hear sleigh bells ringing this week. Here's a cute little PB hedgie ringing his bells. His two chums (I've only used part of the image) are going to be featured on another card as they just didn't fit in with the sketch.

Hope you are enjoying the bank holiday weekend!
Kaz xx

Tuesday, 17 May 2011

Birthday bears.... again!

I realised earlier this afternoon that I had made a terrible over sight......

I had neglected to make a birthday card for one of the little people that come along and play at the toddler group I run......Oops!!

So I have been busy making and this is what I came up with. I am ashamed to admit these cute little PB bears have not seen an ink pad for some time. They are so versatile and great for personalised card.

The bears are coloured with watercolour pencils, something else I've not used for a while, and 3D onto the card using clear silicone. A touch of watercolour and Stickles glitter around each of the letters tiles and some MS punched "frills" to finish.

Hope she likes it!

Kaz xx

My candy winner is.................................

Well, I have had a play with that random number generator thingy and have drawn a number but still have not figured out how to get it to show on my blog. Can get a blank one on my side bar.....but that's about it. Oh boy I am such a dinosaur when it comes to computers.

So I have resorted to taking a photo of the results with my camera.
Ha ha ha ....... where there's a will there's a way!
So with out further delay, the winner is.....................

Number 2............... hey CLAIRE that would be you!!! Well gone Claire and thank you to everyone for playing along.
Claire please email me and let me know your snail mail and I will pop your candy in the post asap.

Kaz x

Monday, 16 May 2011

Double Birthday Celebration Candy

Hopefully if I have done this right this post will stay at the top until my Birthday Candy has finished.

It's my birthday on the 12th of May and I have also realised that my little blog will be 2 years old on the 9th what better reason to have some Birthday Candy to celebrate! Now I know I'm a terrible blogger, it's all or nothing with me I'm afraid. During school holidays I get far more time to play in the craft room and so have a spate of postings then it's back to school and nothing for weeks! So I would like to say a very big THANK YOU to everyone who has taken the time to peek at my blog and for leaving your lovely words of encouragement, and an even bigger THANK YOU my very patient followers! All your comments are very much appreciated!

So to say thank you here's what's up for grabs........

6x6 Back to Basics design paper pack
Tatty Teddy 'Gift for You' stamp (had to get 2 of these as I wouldn't part with it other wise)
Card Candy pack
Two 1m lengths of white lace
3 lots of 15mm Mulberry paper roses
2 lots of Mulberry paper curly wild roses (ooooh these are gorgeous!)

So, what do you need to do to be in with a chance of winning.......
1) Spread the word by posting a pic of my candy and a link to this post on your blog
(on the sidebar is fine)
2) Leave your name and link to your blog with Mr Linky below

And that's about it really.
This candy will stay open until 6pm on Sunday 15th May and I will ask Mr Linky to pick the winner later that evening.

Good luck!
Kaz xx

Sunday, 15 May 2011

Candy winner......

Sorry to keep you in suspense, but as soon as I figure out how to make Mr Linky do a draw I will post the name of the winner. Failing that, I will put all the names in a bag and ask one of the kids to pick one out.
Thanks for playing along & good luck!
Kaz xx

Saturday, 14 May 2011

Critter challenge meets Papertake Weekly

Just a quick post as our takeaway will be delivered any time soon........yummy!

My lovely crafty friend Samantha sent me a fab Milton bear stamp for my birthday, THANK YOU so much hun! I just had to use him straight away. Now inspired my Jules I am on a mission to use up some of my scraps of paper & card, so out came the shoe box crammed full and I found this lovely double sided paper, just about big enough to use on my card.

Coloured the image with Promarker to match the DP's and raided my ribbon stash. Finished off with Stickles Lime Green around the edge of the image and Glossy Accents on the flowers


Critter Challenge - Green & Yellow

Papertake Weekly - Punched or die cut. Martha Stewart punch & square nesties used.

Jule's crafty snippets challenge - use up some snippets of course!

Thanks for visiting me, enjoy the rest of the weekend!

Kaz xx

Tuesday, 10 May 2011

ABC Christmas Challenge....

.......Just in time by the skin of my teeth for this fortnights ABC Christmas challenge I is for Indigo, Ice & Inspiration (photo inspiration) What gorgeous colours!

Not the greatest pic of my card I'm afraid, just couldn't seem the capture the colours and shimmer. In real life the blues look darker/stronger and the whites ....well whiter!

The background is coloured with distress ink Chipped Sapphire & a blending tool. The stamp was then sprayed with water and stamped onto the distress ink, then blotted with kitchen towel. This lifts off some of the colour leaving white areas. Then stamped over the image again this time inking up the stamp with the Chipped Sapphire to add a dark image roughly over the white areas. This whole piece was sprayed with Crafters Companion Spray & Shimmer and mounted onto Doodlebug sugar coated lily white card and dark blue Bazzill card. Two lengths of white organza ribbon to finish and there you have it. The stamp is by Creative Expressions.


Kaz x

Friday, 6 May 2011

Tatty Teddy............again!

Oooooh I am loving these Tatty Teddy's! Had a play with my other stamp tonight. They are so quick & easy to colour and I am pleased to report not a single sheet of 12x12 papers were harmed during the making of this card! Yep.......more scraps from my shoe box :0)
Simon Says - Paper piercing or piercing (gift boxes are paper pierced & I pierced around the image for good measure too)
Papertake - Anything goes with an optional extra of something round.
Cute Card Thursday - Chocolate theme. Hmmmmmm yummy. Lots of brown & the card candy so reminded me of Minstrels!
Thanks for visiting
Kaz x

Thursday, 5 May 2011

Garden Poems......

........That's the name of the Penny Black stamp I have used on my offerings for today. I made this card a little while ago but have not been able to post until a special crafting friend had received it for her very special birthday. Happy 50th Pauline! :0)

Used a resist technique, with white embossing powders and then had fun with distress inks and Shimmer mist, that is until the nozzle blocked, but at least I had finished the card before the block occurred.


Papertake Weekly challenge - Anything goes with an optional extra of something round.

Thanks for stopping by!

Kaz xx

Tuesday, 3 May 2011

Another outing for Tatty Teddy

Just couldn't resist another play with this cute stamp! Again I have completed the outline of the balloons with a Promarker fine liner before colouring in the image.

The Sketch & Stash challenge this fortnight is a free choice of sketch from their sketch catalogue. This is my second entry and time I have used sketch #7

My choice of sketch has been influenced by Jules' Crafty Snippet challenge that I came across whilst admiring her blog. All inspired, down came my shoe box crammed full of all those left over bits of papers & card that are saved 'cos one day I might use them. Well thanks to Jules, that day has now arrived :o)
This is a challenge that I am going to continue as I do have rather a lot of snippets to use!
Ha ha ha ..... and I bet you do too.
Other challenges:~
One Stop Craft challenge - are looking stitches this week, mine are the faux kind.
Cute Card Thursday - want us to use a sketch and are being very kind and letting us pick ANY sketch we want. All you need to do is say where the sketch is from, and as I've mentioned, I've used a past sketch from the Sketch N Stash challenge (see above)
And here is my card...........

Thanks for visiting
Kaz xx