Sunday, 24 September 2017

Milestone Birthdays

Hi Everyone,
Hope you have all had a wonderful weekend, it has been beautiful weather here.

I'm so sorry I haven't been around in a while but I have been poorly for a few weeks and last week visited the sit and wait clinic at my surgery because I had been having the most horrendous tummy pain, next thing I knew I was being rushed to hospital as I had a temp of 38.9 and my bp had dropped through the floor. They thought it was appendicitis but after scans they ruled that out and discovered I have a large cyst on my ovary instead so I am now waiting for an MRI to rule out anything more sinister....touch wood.
I have been on IV antibiotics in the hospital as I had developed quite a bad infection (my fault I have a tendency to brush things off and think they will get better on their own Oops) but now my temperature is back to normal I begged them to let me go home with antibiotics instead....I'm a terrible patient lol but I feel so much less stressed in my own environment plus I was going stir crazy as I didn't have any way of reading my blogs or doing any sort of crafting :(

I have a couple of cards to share today that I had made a couple of weeks ago using the Milestone Birthdays set from DigiStamp Boutique. This is such a useful set.

I just matted this one onto black card as you can see, the paper is from a Trimcraft pack I think but I have lost the cover page. I love it though pretty. Kept it very simple again as it is for the 'flat' box.

This one is even simpler still with no ribbon or embellishments, the paper is embossed and glittery but you can't really see in the photo. All matted onto silver mirri.

Thats all for now, I will be steadily catching up on all of your lovely blogs over the next day or so I'm sure I have missed some wonderful creations while I have been awol,

Hugs, Kaz xxx

Thursday, 7 September 2017

Poinsettia Sparkle

Hi Everyone,
I'm finally here again, I can't believe we are nearly round to another weekend again !
I do have quite a few cards ready to blog it's just finding chance to sit down and actually write the post. One of the reasons I am short on time lately is that we got a new puppy a couple of months ago and oh my goodness I had forgotten how much work they are Lol

We sadly lost our beloved Jack Russell boy Max at the start of the summer, he collapsed in the garden and died in hubby's arms :( We had previously agreed that when Max was gone (not realising we would lose him yet as he was only 12) there would be no more as we have 3 house cats too but a few days later hubby comes home and announces he has bought a puppy ! To be totally honest I wasn't happy to start with but once they are there in your home you can't help but fall in love can you ;) He is a cutie, another Jack Russell and his name is Chester ! but as I said in the beginning a lot of work...he still hasn't quite got to grips with tiddling outside all the time yet...I will spend 15 mins outside in the garden with him and he comes back in and immediately pees on the floor grrrr so if anyone has any tips for that one they would be gratefully received !

Anyway enough waffle and onto my card...

I used a Woodware clear stamp set for this card, I stamped with Memento ink and coloured the image with Promarkers. I used diamond Stickles for the berries, they are really sparkly. The sentiment came with the image in the set. This is a 6x6 card so as you can see it is quite a large stamp and really enjoyable to colour. As I am way behind with my Christmas card count this year I made a few more of these matting them onto different colour card so they aren't identical.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Christmas Cards All Year Round - Use leaves
HLS September Christmas Challenge - Sparkle

That's all for now,
Hugs Kaz xxx

Sunday, 3 September 2017

Hydrangea Blooms

Hi Everyone,

Hope you are all having a lovely weekend, I have managed to have a bit of time in my craft room so I will have a few cards to share with you over the next few days. The one I have to show you now is a Thinking of you/Sympathy card using a gorgeous Hydrangea image from DigiStamp Boutique. I printed the image quite large to fill the card...the sentiment comes with the image along with a few others.

I coloured the image with Promarkers, and added it to a slightly larger square of blue card. Finished it off with a couple of matching blue butterflies which were cut with a free gift die set from a recent magazine.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Butterfly Challenge #84
Aud Sentiments Challenge #187
A Passion for Promarkers #410 - Make It Digital

Bye for now
Hugs, Kaz xxx

Tuesday, 29 August 2017

Poinsettia Teddy

Hi Everyone,

I hope you all had a lovely Bank Holiday weekend, we had a belated birthday bbq for our daughter which was really lovely :)

I have a little 5x5 Christmas card to share today using a stamp/paper pad set free with a magazine recently.

I just used one of the papers from the pad, the image was coloured with Promarkers and matted onto some red card. I used a glitter gel pen on the stars on the flowerpot and the flower centres and also used the pen to doodle a border. I finished with some gorgeous red gingham ribbon.

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges

The Holly and Ivy Challenge #13 - Anything Goes
ABC Christmas Challenge - R for Red
August Rudolf Day Challenge - Anything Goes

Thats all for now, have a great day !

Hugs Kaz xxx

Thursday, 24 August 2017

Birthday Floral

Hi Everyone,

An early share for me today as I have been awake since 3am again, I have another card using one of the DSB 'Large Brush Script' sentiments. I really do love these they are so useful.

I made this card with a challenge in mind The Flower Challenge - Focus on Background Stamping after seeing Cara's lovely card on her blog.
I used one of Hobbycrafts bargain 50p single stamps to stamp the large flower, I picked up a few of the 50p stamps when I was in Hobbycraft at Christmas but I was a bit dubious if they would stamp well for that price. This is the first one I have tried and I have to say it stamped beautifully, I used 3 different Versacolor cubes unfortunately the lighter pink isn't showing up very well in the photo :(
I used a flower from an old magazine freebie set for the tiny flower which I stamped to fill in the gaps.
I matted the panel onto black card then printed the sentiment to size and cut it out using one of the Labels One Spellbinders die set, matting that onto a black label shape the next size up.
I resisted the urge to add pearls as it is one for the 'flat' box at slimming club.

I am also entering this into the DigiStamp Boutique August customer Challenge
That's all for now, Thank you for all of your lovely comments on my blog I appreciate every single one so much,

Hugs Kaz xxx

Tuesday, 22 August 2017

Anniversary Sparkle !

Hi Everyone,
Hope you are all well, thank you for the lovely comments Freya received about her card they made her very happy :)
I had a lovely weekend crafting and managed to make quite a few cards I just haven't had chance to blog them until now but I will share two today to catch up a bit.

My first card is quite a CAS anniversary card using an Impression Obsession die

Very quick and simple, I just cut a piece of white hammered card a fraction smaller than my base card and used the IO heart die just below halfway. I backed the aperture with the gorgeous gold glitter card and then glued the heart die-cut back in. Finished it off with a Clearly Besotted sentiment and a few gold pearls.

My 2nd card is using one of the gorgeous Large Brush Script sentiments from DigiStamp Boutique which I love for quick cards and being able to print out to whatever size you need is brilliant.
I made a little A6 card this time as I wanted to use a Heartfelt Creations stamp which I have owned for years and never inked up. Now I have though I will be using it a lot more as it is a really versatile set.

I coloured the floral corners with Promarkers and backed onto gold mirri card. Lastly I added a little bit of sparkle with my WoS pen to the flower centres.
Again a very simple card.


Anniversary card - Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Thanks card - DigiStamp Boutique August competition

Thats all for now, I will be around visiting your lovely blogs this evening I promise,

Hugs Kaz xxx

Saturday, 19 August 2017

Baby Dan

Hi Everyone,

Hope you are all well and managing to catch a bit of sunshine in between the rain showers we have been having. I have a baby card to share with you today using a super cute DigiStamp Boutique image called 'Baby Dan'

To start I cut an aperture from my card using the largest die from Spellbinders Labels One set which I then backed with some aqua gingham paper from Buddly Crafts. I sized Baby Dan to fit inside the aperture and printed out onto super smooth card. I coloured him up with my Promarkers, fussy cut him out and attached him with foam pads.
I added a computer generated message and some LOTV tags, ribbon and charm from stash and also a few little dew drop type gems which I came across during my ongoing craft room re-organisation (I say ongoing because so far it has taken weeks ! not helped by the fact I keep getting sidetracked by goodies I had forgotten I had ;) ) I forgot to photograph the inside of the card but I decorated it to match using the same gingham paper and the label shape cut to make the aperture.

DigiStamp Boutique - August Challenge

Before I go I wanted to share a photo of the card my 3 yr old granddaughter Freya made to give her Mum on her birthday this week....Freya sees me doing my blog and I'm always looking at all of you lovely crafty friends blogs and asked me if I could put a picture of her card on my 'game' as she calls it so how could I refuse ?

She was very proud of her work which I'm sure you can guess is a picture of her and her mummy, she even punched the flowers herself using a woodware punch. I wrote the sentiment for her in pencil and she traced it with her pen :)

Thats all for now
Hugs Kaz xxx