Thursday, 30 June 2011

Less is more......

Life is still getting in the way of playtime right now so it's been a while since I posted anything. Less is more sums it up rather well really........less work is more that's what I need!

It's a very simple card from me today and I am just in time for this weeks Less is More challenge.

And I was able to use up a few of those left over bits of card that gather in large quantities and join in with Jules quest to rid craft rooms of a snippet or two this week. So less snippets is more craft space :0)

Cut out letters from coloured card and inked around the edges, layered onto more card and added faux stitching, stamped the sentiment and that's about it. As I said very simple!


Kaz xx

Sunday, 12 June 2011

Lili of the Valley bunny.....

I made this card last night but had trouble getting onto Blogger and gave up in the end & went off to watch some TV. But I am here now. I used the lovely sketch from Wild Orchid Craft challenge but missed the boat with posting on that one. But all is not lost as I am still in time for the Lili of the Valley challenge AND I have another of my June requirements made :0)

Errrr.......OK.......I think Mr Blogger is still being stroppy as I can't move my pic down to below the text as I would usually do and I'm getting big gaps?!?

DP's - My Mind's Eye

Coloured with Promarkers & pearlescent water colour paints

Stickles 'Star Dust'

White seam binding also coloured with Promarkers.

OK ....lets see if the post works..............


Kaz xx

Saturday, 11 June 2011

Summer fun....

Hiya.......I hope you are enjoying the weekend! It's a bright & breeze one down here on the south coast but that's good for drying the washing so I'm a happy bunny with an empty laundry bin :0) The kids are off out with friends so I have been indulging in some craft time, which is good as I need 7 cards for birthdays and Fathers day over the next 2 weeks! Eeeeek.....had better get a move on. My card for today is for a little boy who will be 3 on Wednesday. I hope he likes it.

Image - Dustin Pike digi
DP - Papermania 'For Him' pad
Letters - Cuttlebug 'Olivia'
H.B day text is a clear one found in my box, not sure where its come from.
Coloured with Promarkers
Decoupaged the kite and added glossy accent to the lions nose.

Digital Tuesday - In the garden/outdoors.
Jules' Sunday Snippets - To use up some of those card & paper snippets. Snippets are fab for die cut lettering! Two white snippets used to print the image out twice and bigger snippets of coloured card to layer up.

Off to make another card while I have the chance :0)
Thanks for visiting me!
Kaz xx

Thursday, 9 June 2011

Hanglar Girl

Sorting through my box of stamped images I came across this fab Hanglar image and it is just perfect for this weeks Simon Says Stamp challenge. They want us to get all fruity and have the most delicious photo to get the creative juices flowing (made my tummy rumble too!)
Hmmmmm strawberries ......yum yum!!
So with the sketch from this weeks I Love Promarkers to hand I set to work.

The DP were a craft mag freebie & the lace ribbon from my stash.

Hair & wooden box - Ivory; Sandstone; Terracotta & Cocoa.
Skin - Ivory; Blush & Dusky Pink.
Clothes & shoes - Pastel blue; Powder blue; Cornflower & China blue.
Rest of image - Poppy; Lime zest; Lime green; Pear green & Moss.

Chalked around image with pale blue chalk.
Glossy accent on the strawberry, Stickles 'Star Dust' on her collar and a wee dot of Liquid pearls on her shoe buckle to finish.

Simon Says Stamp ~ Let's get fruity!
I Love Promarkers ~ Sketch
Just Magnolia ~ Anything goes with option of adding lace

Thanks for visiting me :0)
Kaz xx

Tuesday, 7 June 2011

Mouse Mouse ~ Make a wish

Who knew shades of blue would be so difficult to photograph! Try as I might I just can't get this pic right so sorry but your gonna have to put up with the best I could manage :0(

IRL it is more greeny blue & the green on the DP is lime green.

and a close up.....


Image - House Mouse 'Make a wish'

DP - Doodlebug 'Ice cream parlor'

Bazzill card

Roses from Wild Orchid craft, the other pink flower was a gift from my lovely friend Helen

Gems from stash

Coloured with Promarkers

Paper piercing tool & white gel pen

Stickles 'Star dust'


Sketch & Stash - Sketch 63 (Great sketch for using up some of those bits of card & paper)

House Mouse - Adorn with jewels

Dutch Dare - Photo inspiration (I've used pink & green ...... honest!)

Cute Card Thursday - Embellish it!

Thanks for stopping by!


Kaz xx

Saturday, 4 June 2011

Inky fun.....

I have been inspired by Jules to get stuck into my box........(err or should that be boxes!)........of DP & coloured card snippets and reduce the mountain. There is just one problem, as fast as I clear some, I seem to create a whole load more!

Now the thing is I make my own square base cards from A4 card so each & every time I make one I create yet another 'snippet' of white card. My snippet stash of white card is even bigger than the DP's & coloured card..........eeeek! So I decided to see what I could do with a slim long white card snippet. Gotta start on that pile sometime so out came the distress inks and I played.

Here's what developed........


Ranger distress inks - Stormy Sky; Chipped Sapphire; Tattered Rose; Victorian Velvet; Wild Honey & Spiced Marmalade.

Hero Art stamp 'Dandelion'

Stickles 'Star Dust'

Hobby House pearls 'Golden Trio'

Card & ribbon from bits 'n' pieces box aka snippets box.

Peel off text from stash (now there's another pile that needs reducing!)

Ooops I took the pic in too strong a sunlight so the colours look just a darker & bolder IRL.



Friday, 3 June 2011

Thinking of you.........

Me again! Can you tell I'm on half term? LOL.....I am trying me best to make the most of it.

So, another card from me today. I would have posted it tomorrow but it was made with a couple of challenges in mind and the Less is More challenge ends today. So without further ado here's my card......

The oh so cute image is by Penny Black and is one of my many favorites. I have followed the sketch from this weeks Less is More challenge and picked the centre square to play with. I did have several attempts with some of the other square but just couldn't make it work.
The image is coloured with Promarkers and simply layered onto some bright card scraps from my ever growing collection. My favorite Stickles 'Star Dust' on the little mouses hat and that's about it.

Less is More ~ Pick a square
PB Allsorts ~ Favorite stamp
Jules' snippets challenge ~ To use up those little leftover bits!

Thanks for taking the time to visit my little blog.
Have a fabby weekend!
Kaz x

Tatty Teddy's back......

Hope you are all enjoying the lovely sunshine we currently have, I know I am. After half an hour reading my craft mag in the hammock this morning I felt the need to play.
I have used a layout from my mag and just gone with the flow for the rest. Obviously in a blue mood today. Raided my snippets box for papers & bazzill bits and paper pierced the gift boxes to match. Ted & the larger flower are coloured with Promarkers. The white flower has been sprayed with Crafters Companion Iridescent Spray & Sparkle. Text done on the PC. A generous dash of Stickles 'Star Dust' around the edge of the image and text to finish and voila!

I love Promarkers ~ Sparkly bling. Colours used: Cool grey 1, 2, 3 & 4; Duck Egg on the flower & Pastel blue on the envelope.
Pollycraft ~ Teddy bears.
Jules' Sunday Snippets ~ Use up your snippets

Hope you all have a fab weekend!
Kaz xx

Thursday, 2 June 2011

Dad's the word......

With Father's day on the horizon and my OH's birthday this month I could not resist a couple of the new Lili of the Valley boys stamps. Dad's the word and Armchair bear jumped in my basket immediately. A quick play late and here's what I made....
I've kept the layout plain & simple as Dad just doesn't do frills & bling!

I am entering my card into the following challenges:~

Pollycraft challenge ~ Also teddy bears

Simon Says challenge ~ Father's day/Male

Thanks for visiting me!


Kaz xx