Tuesday, 12 April 2016

Inkylicious Fun !

Hi Everybody,
Firstly I apologise for being absent again, I have been trying to keep up with commenting but I know I haven't managed to get around to everyone's lovely blogs.

As I have mentioned before I have been having health issues for a while now (18 months of sticking my head in the sand :() but finally have the answer to why I am so tired all the time yet dont sleep more than an hour at a time at night, I recently had to do a sleep study at the hospital being monitored over 2 nights and they have diagnosed me with severe sleep apnoea....the consultant said to me that I am one of the worst he has ever seen as during the monitoring on average I stopped breathing 47 times per hour !! To be honest I have been wondering how on earth I am still here considering the amount of time I have been feeling awful now.
Anyway I am being given a machine to keep my airways open at night so that hopefully I can get a decent sleep and not be so tired during the day and to tell you the truth I am just relieved it isnt the big 'C' as I was beginning to think it was. I am now on a strict diet so wish me luck lol...I'm a chocolate addict so I'm going to struggle with that !

Well if you are still with me after all that waffle I do have a card to show you .... I ordered some Inkylicious stamps with some of my birthday money recently and they arrived at the weekend so I had a play with one of them...

I was quite pleased with it although it turned out a bit more 'tropical' than I meant it to lol, I find ink blending quite hard I have to admit. I just cant get a good technique going using the foam applicators on bigger areas so I use the Inkylicious Duster brushes now which I find a bit easier but I still tend to use hammered/textured card as I have done here. More practice is definitely needed and I have a few more new stamps to try out so you will be seeing a few more inky cards from me this week hopefully.

Thank you so much for looking today and I'm off to do some more catching up on your lovely cards !
Kaz xx

Monday, 4 April 2016

Birthday Sparkle

Hi Everyone,
Hope you have all been having a lovely weekend, its been gorgeous weather here until this evening and now we have a bit of a storm going on !

I managed to make a few cards this weekend, the new copy of Quick Cards arrived and the first thing that caught my eye when i was flicking through were the pretty bonus papers inside. Such gorgeous colours - pinks & aquas I could'nt wait to use them so here is the first card I made....

I mounted the patterned paper onto some scrap card before cutting out using MFT Blueprints stitched rectangle, I then adhered that panel to the card base using foam tape. The cute little fairy was a free download from a magazine (I'm not sure of the origin/designer so if anyone knows please let me know) I coloured her with Spectrum Noirs/Promarkers and added a liberal amount of Wink of Stella to the hair bows, wand and her wings, fussy cut her out and mounted her on the panel with glue gel.
Final touches were a Joanna Sheen bunting die-cut and a sentiment from CB Many mini messages set.

Thats all for now, back later with another card from the free papers :)

Kaz x