Friday, 21 November 2014

A wintry theme

How's your week been? Hope you've had a good one, whatever you've been doing. Thank you for all your good wishes about the ear infection - and apologies for my moaning! I'm just taking the antibiotics as instructed and hoping that over the weekend it improves.

Anyway, as it's Friday it's time for a new challenge over at Crafty Catz and this week our lovely Dianne has given us the challenge of a "Winter Theme" - although in the UK our wintry weather at the moment isn't too bad, not like the severe snowstorms in part of the US!  Our sponsor at Crafty Catz this week is Sami Stamps and I've used one of their digi stamps 'Snowflake Feathers' for my card

I've coloured the image with promarkers, but I really must get a better range of lilac and purple colours - does anyone recommend any copic or Graphit ones? 
The papers and sentiment tag stamps are from LOTV. I've used textured silver card which I think gives a slightly softer effect than mirri card.  The snowflakes were die cut with a Tattered Lace die, with gems from stash and some pearl droplets. 
Hope you like it.
Do have a look at the gorgeous wintry creations from my fellow DT members over at CraftyCatz and then join in our Winter challenge.
Back soon,
Kim x 

Thursday, 20 November 2014

An inspiration!

Hello all and I hope that you're having a good week? The usual sort of busy one here, but feeling a bit grotty at the moment as seem to have a rotten ear infection - AGAIN! So yet more antibiotics (which I hate taking but nothing else will get rid of it!). Deaf in one ear and limited in the other - and being subjected to the usual jokes at home from husband and son (the usual ones along the lines of "Pardon?" every time I say anything, or moving lips pretending to talk! Not funny at the moment!). Sigh.  So fingers crossed that it clears soon - I don't like feeling so unwell!

Anyway, less of my moaning.  It's time for a new challenge over at C.R.A.F.T. challenge where I've been joining them as a Guest DT for November.  There are prizes on offer from Spyders Other Corner, Flonzcraft and Lacy Sunshine stamps and I've used a Lacy Sunshine stamp called Tabbi Boo

I've coloured the image with copics and promarkers. 
The background paper is from K&Co and I've used a Poppystamps leaf die. The sentiment is from LOTV. 

There is an inspiration picture challenge this week and I used the colours and patterns as my inspiration.

Do pop over to the C.R.A.F.T. challenge and have a look at the great inspiration from the DT - and then join in with your crafty makes! 
Back soon,
Kim x 

Monday, 17 November 2014

A craft fair!

Hello all and I hope that you enjoyed your weekend - and managed to find some relaxation time too! A busy weekend here (yet again!) as I did a craft fair with my friend yesterday in the wonderful surroundings of the Winter Gardens in Morecambe, a glorious old theatre that is currently undergoing restoration work. It was sadly closed for many years and deteriorated badly, but has had a dedicated team trying to raise funds to restore it. Although it is still a Work In Progress, it's a beautiful old traditional theatre inside, with stained glass windows, and so much atmosphere. I haven't been inside the building since I was about 10 years old (a long time ago lol!) so it was a treat to see how it is.

But it was quite busy, with lots of stalls selling all sorts of different crafts and creations. I had a good chat with lots of nice people, and sold quite a few of the little crocheted stockings amongst other things! A couple of other crochet things I took along with me for the stall were some crochet brooches

and garlands with little crocheted stars on!

And a few photos of the stall (and one of me and my friend Melanie - I'm the one on the right trying to avoid having a photo taken!)

And time now to get on with some orders for crocheted goodies and a baby blanket! At least it all keeps me busy and out of mischief lol. 
Thanks for looking, 
Kim x 

Friday, 14 November 2014

Christmas is coming...

Sorry - but it's starting to get unavoidable now. Once the Christmas ads have started to appear (loving Monty the penguin on the John Lewis one by the way!), and the glitter comes out in the craft room! And I just saw on one of those signs on Facebook that Christmas is 41 days away.....  It's getting nearer!

So, with the Christmas theme in mind, the new challenge over at CraftyCatz this week is (you've guessed it!) "Christmas is Coming" - hosted by our lovely Nina.  Our sponsor this week is Rick St Dennis and I've used a digi from them 'Winter Friends'

I've coloured the image with promarkers and added some glitter! 
The papers are from LOTV and I've used a Joanna Sheen signature die for the holly leaves. The berries and ribbon are from stash.
Do pop over to see the fabulous DT makes at Crafty Catz - and then join us with your festive creations.

Back soon,
Kim x

Thursday, 13 November 2014

A new Christmas challenge

Hello all and it's time for a new challenge over at C.R.A.F.T. challenge where I'm a Guest DT member for November! This week the challenge is a nice easy seasonal one - Christmas! There are four sponsor prizes this week from Stitchy Bear, Sweet & Sassy, the Stamping chef and Yours & Mine Papercraft!

I've used a Sweet n Sassy image for my card

The papers are from Docrafts and LOTV, with lots of distress inks

I've coloured the image with copic, promarkers and pencil. The sentiment is from Chocolate Baroque.

So do pop over to C.R.A.F.T. and have a look at the fab inspiration from the DT and then join in with your Christmassy crafting!

Back soon,
Kim x 

Wednesday, 12 November 2014

A card or a gift? Or both?

Hello all and I hope that you've been having a good week? It's been a busy one here, friends visiting, getting stuff ready for a craft fair on Sunday, together with all the usual work and home stuff too! At least I haven't got time to be bored lol!  But I feel very guilty about my fellow bloggers - because I am failing miserably at the moment with visiting everyone's blogs, and I do miss seeing what everyone has been up to! So I will try to make an effort over the next few days to have a nosey round Blogland and get back up to date with crafty goodies.

Just a quick make to share with you today, as I thought I'd make a few of these for the craft fair. I think it's probably a cross between a card and a little gift really

I've used Docrafts christmas papers, with plenty of distress ink! The poinsettia is a Spellbinder die and a Tonic star punch along the edge. The lettering is using AllOccasions dies. 
There is a little tutorial for how to make these that I posted on my blog a while ago - link is HERE if you fancy trying one too! 

And to add to a busy week, we also had an extra visitor at teatime the other day - 

This little chap was (literally) on the front door step when I got home from work on Monday! So I brought him in, and after he'd had a warm in the cat basket and a meal of chicken cat food we took him to the hoggy rescue!  Apparently he's doing well, a little hoggy about 8 weeks old - so cute!

Anyway, I'll be back soon,
Kim x 

Friday, 7 November 2014

A red, red rose...

Hurray, it's Friday! Looking forward to this weekend, it's been a busy week! And a friend is coming tomorrow to stay with us overnight, so chance for a good catch-up!

And as it's Friday it's time for a new challenge over at CraftyCatz! Thank you for all the wonderful entries last week - you certainly love your 'Anything Goes' challenge lol! This week our lovely Naomi with the challenge of 'Ribbon and Lace' and we have a great prize from our sponsor Bugaboo stamps. I've used a Bugaboo digi stamp for my creation this week - and decided to make an easel calendar

I've coloured the image with copics and pencil. The papers are from LOTV (with some added stitching!), the roses from WOC and the ribbon and lace from stash

I decided to go all dramatic with deep red roses! Hope you like it.
Do go and see all the fantastic inspiration from the Crafty Catz DT and then join us with your creations.
Back soon,
Kim x 

I'm entering this card into the following challenges:-
The Stamping Boutique - 3 embellishments (roses, lace, ribbon)