Saturday, 30 April 2011

Me to You new stamp

I just had to get this adorable little Me to You bear when I spotted him on the shelf. LOL.....there's a few more I need from this range, but that's another story.

I was up with the lark this morning so while the rest of the house snoozed I played :0)

My inspiration came from a few challenges:~

Sketch & Stash challenge provided me with a fab choice of ANY of their previous sketches. I short listed 3 of my favorites and finally settled with this sketch from challenge #15.

Perfect for using up some of my scraps of paper & card.



Simon Says Stamp challenge ~ Anything goes this week, and they are having a blog hop to celebrate their 2nd anniversary so that's a must!

Wild Orchid Craft challenge ~ are looking for White + 2 colours with an added twist of roses.

Well as my postie delivered my order of yummy flowers this morning so that was perfect timing! My 2 colours are pink & green.

Image - Me to You 'Gift For You' I have added just a wee bit and completed the outline of the two outer balloons before colouring the image.

DP's are scraps from my box.

WOC 15mm Ivory open roses & 15mm 2-Tone pink roses with Carla Craft Fern punchies.

Coloured with Promarkers.

The pink panels have been sprayed with Crafter's Companion iridescent Spray & Sparkle.

Oh boy, I LOVE that stuff!

The balloons and the bears nose have had glossy accents added with a little glamour dust on the balloons.

Here's another pic to show the glitz & sparkle (I hope!)


The parcel & ribbon are paper pierced from the same DP's and his arm is decoupaged.

Off to watch some TV with the kids!

Thanks for stopping by.

Enjoy the long weekend!

Kaz xx

Monday, 25 April 2011

Another card by Steph

Here is another of my daughter's cards that she made this week. She has used a cute little image that was from a freebie set of stamps by Adan Pescott that came with my craft mag.
Steph die cut her friends name using Cuttlebug 'Olivia' and also stamped some text with a PB stamp. Again coloured with Promarkers (I'm going to loose these if I'm not careful!) Paper is from PM Venetian Skies creative tones pad and card candy from my stash.


This card is her second entry for the Simon Says Childrens challenge that ends on the 30th April.
She would love to see your comments & thank you for taking the time to visit.
Steph & Kaz (Mum)
xx

Sunday, 24 April 2011

Steph's card

This past week there has been an invasion in my craft room.........by my 14 year old daughter! She always use to love crafty stuff but hasn't make cards for some time, so it is lovely to see her enthusiasm rekindled, even if it does mean that she is raiding my stash!
Eeeeeek.....I'm gonna have to hide my Promarkers!
She has also been bitten by the challenge bug but as she doesn't have her own blog she has asked that I post on her behalf, so here's one of the cards she made.

Image ~ LOTV
Coloured with Promarkers
Paper ~ Papermania creative tones Raspberry Champagne
Card candy & ribbon from stash.
Challenges:~
I Love Promarkers - Anything goes
Cute Card Thursday - No text
Papertake - Spots & Stripes (A bit cheeky I know, but the paper has kinda vertical lines in the pattern and the card candy represents the spots)

Thanks for visiting
Kaz & Steph

Maurice

Hope you have had a fab Easter Sunday and not eaten too much chocolate! I went on a long bike ride with my daughter this morning to burn some calories in advance. After that we both enjoyed a craft session together. Here's a card I made which I am entering in this weeks Pollycraft challenge.
I've used a Pollycraft image ~ Maurice + stocking
Coloured him with Promarkers, and distressed just about everything with my scissors and distress ink ~ Frayed Burlap. A touch of Stickles on his hat and some Glossy accent on his glasses and finished off with a couple of flowers and some ribbon.

Hugs
Kaz x

Saturday, 23 April 2011

ABC Christmas Hot Spot......

..... Well it's definitely been lovely & hot (for this time of year) down here on the South coast today and I am loving it :0)
Over at the ABC Christmas Challenge they are looking for a Hot Spot on our cards. After a fair bit of dithering & faffing on my behalf I eventually came up with this card.
Henry with his bauble jumped out at as the image to go with, eventually!
Coloured with pearlescent water colour paints and Promarkers.
Cut with nesties and simply layered onto Bazzill card and one of my favorite Basic Gray papers.
A few card candy and a bit of Stickles around the edge of the image & hot spot and that's about it.

Happy Easter!
Kaz xx

Friday, 22 April 2011

Home made flowers.....and a card!

Last night whilst blog hopping I visited Julie's Inkspot, now if you have not seem this ladies blog you are really missing something special, Julie is one very talented crafter! Pop over and pay her a visit. Julie's latest post is a beautiful card and on it is a hand made rose.......a real beauty! Julie has left a link to find the instructions on how to make the roses, I couldn't resist, I just had to have a go.





Well, my first attempt was not so good, my flower kept 'undoing' and was rather loose. My 14 yr old daughter's was much better than mine!

Here's mine .....












and here's Steph's....

Hmmmmmmm her's is just sooooooooo much better!!!
My next two look a wee bit better but still not as good as Steph's :o(

.......and it did take a rather long time just to make two! However while I was waiting between layers, I played with what should have been the forth layer and added it behind some shop bought flowers. If coloured the right colour, they make great leaves or additional petals don't you think? And that's much quicker...LOL

OK after all that flower play I did make a card too. The Stamp Man challenge this week is to use resist techniques, another new thing for me to try. I stamped this lovely Penny Black flower and heat embossed in white. Then the messy fun began! First on went about 3 colours using fluid chalk pads. A bit of blending with distress inks came next and finally, just for good measure and a bit of sparkle, came a quick spray of purple & silver Cosmic Shimmer Mist. Cut the image out with Nesties Eyelet Squares and layer onto Bazzill card. a bit of ribbon & bow to finish and voila....


Thanks for dropping by!

Hugs

Kaz xx

Thursday, 21 April 2011

Easter chicks & bunnies

Oh boy, we are being spoiled with all this lovely sunny weather, and it's here to stay for Easter. Lets hope the weather people have got that right. I'm hoping to get the household up & out for an early morning bike ride along the sea front tomorrow with the promise of a bacon butty along the way.....hmmmmmmm nice!


My card today is a simple one that came about after a play with my new Nellie's multi frame corners die. I do love the shape of these.

Image ~ Penny Black 'Bunny Kiss'
Coloured with Promarkers ~ Ivory; Blush; Sandstone; Primrose; Soft Lime; Lemon; Ginger; Lime Zest; Lime Green & Pear Green.
Bazzill card
Nellie corner die

Challenges:~
I love Promarkers - Anything goes
Penny Black Saturday Challenge - Easter extravaganza

Thanks for visiting!
Hugs
Kaz x

Tuesday, 19 April 2011

For a child.....

Hiya,

What a gorgeous day!!!
Hope you are enjoying sunshine where you are. Fingers crossed it stays this way for the rest of the Easter hols. Just a quick post, off to take my Mum shopping this morning & help her with some gardening.
My card today is my entry for the Simon Says challenge which is to make a card for a child.


Image is by Dustin Pike
Coloured with Promarkers
Letters & number die cut using Cuttlebug 'Olivia' set

Have a great day!!
Hugs
Kaz xx

Sunday, 17 April 2011

Simon Says children's challenge

Over at Simon Says, as well as usual challenge, there is a special children's challenge for children aged between 2 & 16. Their theme is a nice & easy one.......Anything goes! And they even get the chance to win a prize, $50 voucher to Simon Says Stamp Store! The challenge ends 5pm UK time on Sat 30th April so there is still time to play. My daughter does not have a blog so I am posting on her behalf (hope that's OK) It was lovely to have her join in with a crafting session :0) Here's her card she made for her friend......it's all her own work. Fab card Steph. OK so I may be just a wee bit bias. Hugs Kaz xx P.S sorry about this post, I can't seem to get it too behave. The text is coming out all over the place!

Saturday, 16 April 2011

Party invites

Hooray for time off work! I am planning a party for my Mum's 70th in June and this afternoon made a start on the party invitations. I've kept them clean & simple as I have a quite a few to make.

Here's a close up


Tools/Ingredients:~

Cuttlebug embossing folder Birds & Swirls

Carla Craft corner rounder punch

Martha Steward butterfly punch

Nesties Labels Ten

Embossing tool

Ranger blending tool

Distress ink - Tattered Rose

Ribbon & pearls from stash

Text on PC - AdineKirnberg-Script


Challenges:~

The Stampman - Embossing

Colour Create - Pink, Black & White


Thanks for popping in to visit, it is always very much appreciated!

Hugs

Kaz xx

House Mouse ~ This egg's for you....

This is another of the 4 cards that I made crafting with friends earlier this week. Still can't believe I actually made 4 cards in such a short time!

Had lots of problems taking a decent pic of this one :0( the sunshine had gone and the gloom is playing havoc with the colours. My first attempt looked way too orange. I thought I had sorted that yesterday but having uploaded this on here it still doesn't look quite right.............sigh! But it's the best I can do so I'll just have to go with it.


Challenges:~







Well that's it for me must get showered & dressed before the man comes to measure up for carpets...............don't want to scare the poor guy!


Hugs

Kaz xx

Friday, 15 April 2011

Milton Bear

Earlier this week I had the long awaited for pleasure of meeting up with two lovely crafty friends, Samantha & Helen, for the first time in real life & we all had a little trip to the Glitter Pot :o)

It was so great to finally meet up with you girlies and I really do hope we can do it again.

Our spend was surprisingly modest, but after my initial run through the checkout this cute little Milton bear insisted I took him home with me!

Here's the results of our subsequent playtime....

The flower is perfect for decoupage!

Challenges:~

Catch the Bug - 4 or more layers

Papertake - Truly dimensional

I Love Promarkers - Sketch #61

Promarkers used:

Ivory; Blush; Coral; Sandstone; Cool Grey 1; Lime Zest; Lime Green & Pear Green.


Hope you like him & thanks for visiting me!

Hugs

Kaz xx

Friday, 1 April 2011

Mother's Day

Oh my, yet another week has flown by with virtually no crafting or blogging for me :0( .......this really does need to change. I have to get more organised and make more play time! At least the Easter hols have nearly arrived :0) With Mother's day just around the corner I have managed a card for my Mum this week. I used the sketch from this weeks Less is More challenge and a fab one it is too. I have flipped the DL card on its side, hope this is allowed. The flower is made using a Sizzix die with several layers. Note to self...... shaping the petals before gluing the layers together will be much easier! Text was done on the PC, I would have preferred to have used a prettier font but as my Mum's sight is not so good these days it needs to be big & bold for her to read it. And here's a close up of the flower and the lovely sparkly ribbon.... Well that's it from me for now, thanks for taking a peek. Have a great weekend! Kaz xx