Sunday, 3 May 2015

It's a Girl!!

Good morning everyone

Now I decided yesterday morning that I was going to make a card to enter into



You see Matt has gone fishing with the lads for the week, he is going to enjoy himself so I thought I would too, by creating in my craft room, although I had to cut the grass, do the washing, do the shopping oh and make a decal for Mike's car first, you can imagine how quick I was :)

Funnily enough my first every house mouse stamp was this cutie so I just had to use it and it seemed quite fitting as I was listening to the news.

So here is my little creation


This is an A2 top folded card using pinks and whites and comes in a lovely crisp white box.


The base layer and contrast is some lovely pink card, the base layer is as it is, however the second pink layer has been dry embossed.  The first white layer has also been dry embossed, and then it has been distressed with TH DI Spun Sugar before adding some glitter.

The next layer is the pink with that gorgeous spellbinder die on the top again the edges on this have been distressed and a row of pearl strings has been added.  The ribbon was then wrapped around this layer before adding to the card.  Oh almost forgot to say all layers have been raised with foam tape.

The top layer has been distressed through the die before stamping the image.

The ribbon created this lovely double layer double length bow finishing off with tails on the other side, a little rose, a pearl medallion and a charm dummy.

The inside matches.

And this is that first ever house mouse stamp, you can see why I got addicted to them so easily.
I used my copics to colour them up.


As always I would like to thank all of my wonderful visitors and followers and welcome my new followers.  I will be over for a visit in a short while.

Don't forget if you have not already entered I have some celebration candy in the side bar.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges

In the Pink - Fussy and Fancy or CAS
My Time to Craft - New Baby
Sister Act Cards - Anything Goes
Simon Says Wednesday - Anything Goes

Hugs and enjoy the rest of your bank holiday weekend
Kate
x

Thursday, 30 April 2015

Butterflies

Good morning to you all

and welcome to the next challenge at


where the theme is 

Anything Goes

and here is my inspiration, however do hope over and see the rest of the gorgeous eye candy from the Buttons team.


I made a thank you card

The white cut out is an svg silhouette online store file and this is sitting in front of some gorgeous K & Co Papers with the layer showing for contrast behind the white.  I added lots of tiny pearls to match the colours on the papers behind before adding the moss Etienne Lace and the Wedding Owl Thank you Ribbon in white

Love how this turned out.

Don't forget I have candy in my sidebar

and I would like to welcome my new followers 

and enter the following challenges
2 Crafty Girls - Colour Pallette
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes
Simon Monday - Anything Goes

hugs
Kate
xx

Wednesday, 29 April 2015

Friendship

Good morning

as you know today is my day to inspire you with those gorgeous products from


so today I have another of my shadow boxes

Using
Papers - Silverton Hall
Sentiment - Everyday Sentiments



This shadow box is one of my own creation silhouette files.  I added those lovely new papers to the backing and then used my guilding flakes to transfer those dies, before adding the copic coloured image and some brads on each corner.  Here is a close up of the image.


Don't forget I have candy running in the sidebar if you have not already entered, I would love you to and you can find more candy on the WRS inspiration blog

I would like to say hello to my new followers and thank you to all of my followers and visitors for their lovely comments, I will be over to visit you all shortly

Happy Crafting

Kate 
xx

Thursday, 23 April 2015

To the Happy Couple

Good morning to you all

Today is my day to inspire you with some of those gorgeous products, from


and I had a very special order for a card and knew exactly which ribbon would go perfectly on it.

You see it is very hard to get really nice cards for those ladies who are getting married but not any more..................

 



It's the Mrs & Mrs Ribbon, from the Wedding Owl Collection

Wedding Owl Ribbon - Mrs & Mrs Bridal White

 The card itself is using some black and cream card from a really old paper pack but I only had the cream in the ribbon and not the white so had to go cream but it looked great.  I used my silhouette cameo and an online file/s to create the frame for the image and then to create the image also.  The image is actually a man and a lady and I cut this down the middle and also flipped the lady over to match them up to make the heart in the middle, before decorating in my usual style

I love how it turned out

I would like to say thank you to all my lovely visitors and those that leave comments, I will be hopping over to see you in return

Hugs
Kate
x

Wednesday, 22 April 2015

Happy Anniversary

Good morning to you all

As you know it is my inspiration day for

Wild Rose Studio

 So Using
Image - Spring Bunnies
Papers - Silverton Hall
Sentiment Die - Oval Frame
Sentiment - Romantic Greetings

I created a Stepper Anniversary Card (A2 size)


This is made from a Which Craft Template and I used brown card as the contrast on the first layer and then the rose tinted papers on top.  I cut out the oval die in brown and then cut out the image, I shadow dropped the brown die behind the white image one.  I added the dies as show.  I used my guilding wax and my frantage along with a little bow on this one.

Here is the close up on the cute image, this one coloured in distress markets


I would like to thank all of my wonderful followers, visitors and commenters, for making me smile whilst I work through my notice period.

I would like to enter the following challenges


Oh and don't forget my current celebration candy, in the side bar

Happy Crafting
Kate
xx

Tuesday, 21 April 2015

Happy Birthday

Good morning to you all

Today I am inspiring you with those gorgeous products from


using some of the gorgeous Vintage Butterflies ribbon, called

Vintage Butterflies Ribbon - Bikes Latte

I was going for a transport theme for this friends birthday card and this worked well I thought

so here is my card


I also used some of the spotty buttons in Lemon

The image is a new one for me, 

although if you know of an image like this with a tractor on it, please do let me know as I need one urgently

So the base layer is brown card stock and the top layer is some mucky cream/brown scripted paper, not sure where from to be honest, sorry.  I wrapped the ribbon around and then tied a knot on a piece and added this.
The image is just plain card, stamped in versafine brown, distressed with antique linen and then wet with a baby wipe before the edges were distressed and rolled and left to dry.  Once dry I then distressed with frayed burlap and stamped the sentiment before adding to my card. 

I finished off with the buttons and charms and love how it turned out.

thank you so much to all of my lovely visitors and I will be hopping to see you soon

happy crafting
Kate
xx

Sunday, 19 April 2015

Celebration Candy

Good morning to you all

As you know by now I am on countdown to leaving my current job and starting my new job, so in celebration of this I thought I would give some candy away.

This Candy

So what do you need to do to win ?
you must be a follower of this blog to win the candy as it is a thank you for one of you,  
remember to place the photo on your sidebar
please only enter once to make it fair on everyone. 
Mr Random will choose the winner after checking the above criteria has been met, so leave your link with him please
No candy only blogs please
This candy will remain open until the the 
15/5/15 @ 8pm

Oh and Just to let you know that there is also some candy on the 

Wild Rose Studio Inspirational Blog

hugs Kate xx

Saturday, 18 April 2015

Finally the end is in sight !!

Good morning to you all

It has been sometime since I managed to be normal on my crafting, blogging and commenting, however the end is now in sight and a new beginning is accompanying it.  I made a decision a couple of months ago to move out of Education and my current position due to, well just far to much work in the hours of the contract.  I have been working most nights just to be able to do my job at the level of satisfaction that I require of myself in any job.  When I did find some time to craft it had become difficult for me to muster the enthusiasm to even colour (which is my favourite bit).  However I have now found myself a new job and handed my notice in at the beginning of this week.  So in three weeks and counting, I leave my current post and I am moving on to pastures new.  I am looking forward to setting in to my new role and returning to my crafting and cannot wait.

Anyway that is the update on my time and here is another leaving card made for one of my team who recently handed her notice in, she has now moved to another department in the Company, so wishing her well was this card ordered by my boss for her.

Again this card has extra signing leaves to allow for all those signatures that are needed on a keepsake card.


This is an 8" square card layered in pink and the white, the white has been run through an embossing folder and distressed with spun sugar.  The ribbon wrapped around and the triple layer triple length bow added.  A fancy button a little charm those lovely pearls and the floral flourish finish the card, along with some stickles on the flowers, sorry you cannot see it that well.
The sentiment has been computer generated.

She loved it :)

I would like to thank all of my followers and visitors and commentators for their lovely comments, which have kept me going over the last few months as things got harder and harder at work.  To thank you all I will have some candy tomorrow and there will also be some on the WRS website too.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges - I know don't faint, but it is Saturday and I am no longer doing any work from home :)

Simon Says Wednesday - Make your own background
Wags N Whiskers - Flowers
Sister Act - Anything Goes
QKR - Spring Flowers
Graphit - Flower Power
Fussy and Fancy - Springtime Flowers
Art by Miran - Anything Goes
In the Pink - Make it Sparkle

have a wonderful weekend all, I know I will

hugs and happy Crafting, as I am heading for my craft room

Kate
xx

Friday, 17 April 2015

Leaving Card

Good morning to you all

Today I am sharing with you a card for a member of my team that has left, the card was ordered by my boss.  Judith will be very much missed but I know she is going to be happy moving forward.

Here is the card which was signed by many and accompanied a tea party, lots of presents and with all the learners to say goodbye



The base layer is a lovely burgundy with a top layer of white and then another layer of burgundy before the white embossed top layer.  I then wrapped the gorgeous satin burgundy ribbon around the card added a triple layer double bow followed by those lovely flowers pearls and fancy button.  I finished off with the little butterfly.
The sentiment of course is computer generated and distressed around the edges to match the colour theme of the card.

I would like to thank all of my visitors and will be hopping over to see you all shortly

hugs
Kate
xx


Wednesday, 15 April 2015

Get Well Soon

Good morning to you all

today as you know is my day to inspire you with those gorgeous products from 


So Using
Die - Floral Frame
Image - Spring Bunnies
Sentiment Die - Oval Flower
Sentiment - Everyday Sentiments


This is my own created svg file for my cameo, it is a perfect size for the 6 x 6 papers, and for the die frame too.  I placed the new paper on the back of the frame and built up the layers adding the image on foam pads, before adding some little ribbons, roses and pearls.  

The sentiment dies have been cut on white card, coloured with copics and then glittered up.  I added pearls for decoration

Thank you all for putting up with my lack of presence at the moment and as a treat I will be sharing some candy with you shortly so keep watching.

Happy Crafting
Kate
xx

Monday, 13 April 2015

Time Well Spent

Good morning to you all

Today I thought I would share with you what I spent my time doing the last few days of my week off.

Isn't it funny that when you buy all your crafty stash and put it away that you very quickly forget what you have.  So I had a clear out, added some more draws, fully labelled everything so I could find it and voila here is my new tidied Craft Room.

This is the view from just inside the door, you can see that the top cupboard still needs sorting, it holds all my boxes for up cycling.  My scrapbooks and bow maker are on the top of one stack of draws in the alcove and my grand on top of the others.  My hooks for my ribbons which are now overly full and my new A4 card storage cabinet.

A little way around and you can see the new shelving the first two rows are 10 draws high and the others eight with room for 4 more should I need them. 


My work bench and lovely large window for great day light and to watch the world go by


Underneath again four draws of flowers and my grand die storage


My photo area on top with my little draws and all my 12 x 12 pad draws underneath and you can just see my new glitter and liquid applique bottle stand


The view from the alcove and the little draws under my display stand which now holds bits and bobs


and the floor which is uber clean, cannot wait now to head and play in it and mess it all up again NOT!!!!

Will be back again soon with some candy and a creation

happy crafting all

Kate
xx

Wednesday, 8 April 2015

Baby Boy

Good morning to you all

As you know today is my day to share with you some

Wild Rose Studio

Inspiration

So Using
Sentiment Die - Vivianna Corner
Sentiment - Vivianna Greetings
Image - Bella in Car
Papers - Silverton Hall



This is my slightly over the top Baby Boy Card

Happy Crafting
Kate
x

Monday, 6 April 2015

Wedding Anniversary

Good morning to you all

and a Happy Easter too, I don't have an Easter card to show you today, but I do have a card order that I did a couple of weeks ago.

So here without to much introduction is the 8" square card for a special occasion



The base layer on this is a lovely ruby coloured card and then topped with the crisp white which has been run through the embossing folder.  The sentiment has been computer generated to personalise it and then it has been covered in fine clear glitter for that special touch.  I layered this onto those well known nesties and added foam tape to raise it off the card.  I added a couple of small tags and a double heart charm, before adding a triple layer triple depth satin bow and lots of florals, with the foliage peeking out and a fancy heart rhinestone button to the centre of the bow.  I added little pearls in the spaces of the embossing and some rhinestone hearts at the top and bottom of the fancy oval die cut.

thank you for taking the time to visit my blog and I am working on that home work life balance, so that I can return to my normal posting and commenting.  To thank you all for putting up with my absence keep looking as I will have a treat soon

take care all

Kate xx


Thursday, 2 April 2015

Easter Basket

Good morning to you all

and welcome to the next challenge at


where the theme is 


Easter

and here is my inspiration, however do hope over and see the rest of the gorgeous eye candy from the Buttons team.

I made an Easter Basket - no chocolates as I ate them oops

I found this lovely svg file on the sihouette online store and it took minutes to cut and minutes to put together which gave me more time to play decorating it.  I used the gorgeous lace from the Etienne Cotton Range along with some pearl strings and then some pink large pearls and lots of droplets of pearl white, loved how it came out and how it looked filled with little eggs, oh gosh the diet did not last long as the eggs were delicious and did not even make it for the photograph sorry!!

hugs
Kate
xx

Wednesday, 1 April 2015

Happy Birthday

Good morning to you

As you know by now today is my day to share with you another inspirational creation with those fabulous 


products, so

Using
Sentiment Die - Oval Flower
Sentiment - Everyday Sentiments
Die - Floral Frame
Papers - Silverton Hall
Image - Bella in Car

I made another of those hand created silhouette cutting files.
I lined the back of this one with those gorgeous new papers before cutting out the image with the die and colouring it up with copics.

I cut out the die and then used my copics to colour it, before adding the little bows, pearls, pearl strings and of course the flowers.

thank you all for visiting and I hope to be doing some hopping around soon :)

hugs
Kate
x

Wednesday, 25 March 2015

Best Wishes

Good morning to you

As you know by now it is my day to share some inspiration on those gorgeous 


Products.  So

Using
Papers - Silverton Hall
Sentiment Die - Vivianna Corner
Sentiment - Vivianna Greetings
Die - Oval Frame


I made a birthday card.  I used a lovely soft grey contrast as the first layer and matched this with the foliage on the flowers.
Those gorgeous new papers were the next layer and I added the image using the oval frame die, this cute panda fits perfectly.  I coloured the image with copics, before adding the sentiment die the florals some pearl embellishments and of course the bow.

Here is a close up of that cute panda
I loved colouring this one up


As always I would like to thank all of my wonderful followers and visitors, your comments at this time are keeping me going, letting me smile at the end of each day.  Fingers crossed the time to relax will return soon and I can start to visit you all again.  So thank you.

Happy Crafting to you all

Kate
xx

Thursday, 19 March 2015

To The Happy Couple

Good morning to you all

Hope you are all well.  I had a lovely colouring session at the weekend, I do love colouring as it does relax you so.  Once I had coloured up all my images, it was hard to choose which one to use to create today's inspiration for 


With the Summer on it's way, well Spring is here at least, I have seen the snowdrops and the crocus' and the daffodil's are starting to make their way up to the sun, I thought I would prepare for all those Weddings.  

So I created a Wedding Card for the Happy Couple


This is a 15 cm square card with a vintage feel, it comes with a box and is for sale on my 


The base layer is kraft card and I have used some of those gorgeous papers from Wild Rose Studio, click on the link in my sidebar.
I also used two dies from WRS the oval frame and the new Wedding Cascade.
I added a punched border to hold the layer of ribbon, the lace and a string of pearls.  The ribbon bow is a triple single layer.  I added some pearls and some flowers to finish it off.


The image is coloured with copics and is a Mo Manning image called
Bridge and Groom.

The lace and ribbon is of course from 
I used some of the gorgeous lace and ribbon from the store those details are:

thank you to all of my lovely followers and visitors your comments are keeping me smiling at the moment.

I would like to enter the following challenges

Hugs
Kate
xx

Wednesday, 18 March 2015

With Sympathy

Good morning to you all

Today as you know it is my day for inspiring you with those lovely products from 


I made this for the stand at the trade show, to showcase those lovely new products

So Using
Sentiment Die - Oval Flower
Sentiment - Everyday Sentiments


This is a silhouette cameo svg file created by myself but adapted from a 6" shadow box on the online store.  I have used an embossing folder on the back, hammered card for the frame.  

The dies were coloured first then stamped and then glittered before adding the pearls.

I added some more pearls around the frame and a little bow and pearl on the stem of the flower die.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges

Happy Crafting
Kate
x

Wednesday, 11 March 2015

Mother's Day

Good morning to you all

Today as you know is my day to share with you some inspiration for those gorgeous products from


We are all probably in the flow of making

Mother's Day cards,

so here is mine 

Using

I made this one from another of those gorgeous svg files on the silhouette cameo online store.  I cut this in pink with the white overlay.  Before using one of my MFT pierced round dies to cut out the panel to fit the centre circle.  I added some pink florals a little pink bow, a small diamante bling for the centre of the bow, a small charm, a tag with the sentiment some foliage and a string of pink pearls around the image.  Love how this one turned out.

I have had a few comments asking me how I am, I know that I am not blogging as much or commenting as much, this is down to changes in my job role, although please believe me when I say I miss you all and I am working hard on changing the work and home life balance for the better.

I would like to say thank you to all my visitors for keeping me smiling reading your comments whilst I get through this.

hugs 
Kate
xx

Sunday, 8 March 2015

60th Wedding Anniversary

Good morning to you all

Hope you are having a lovely weekend, I am having quite a relaxing one, for a change, so I decided to show you a card I made a couple of weeks ago for an order.

So without to much waffling, here it is


This is a Diamond Wedding Anniversary Card and it is an 8" square

I started by using my Spun Sugar distress ink and colouring my background layers, there were two of them on the front and two inside, so my arm was aching by the time I had finished, but I still needed to distress the edges of the grand circle and also the white ribbon, so I persevered.

I ran the white top layer through one of my favourite embossing folders and lightly distressed the edges too, before creating my triple layer double bow and adding the ribbon around the top layer.  I used a grand fancy circle to layer the sentiment topper on and then distressed the edges of this too before running a ring of lace under and around.  I used my foam to raise this from the card.

I decorated by adding tiny rhinestones in all the spaces on the embossing and finally added the florals and foliage to complete.

Loving this classy style of card, works so well for special occasions.

okay off to deliver a birthday card (handmade of course) and present

but before I head off I would like to enter the following challenges

ArtbyMiran - Anything Goes
Fussy and Fancy - Ribbon and Lace
Polka Doodles - Ribbon and Lace
Really Reasonable Ribbons - Flowers and Ribbon
The Craft Place - Anything Goes

Hugs
Kate
xx

Thursday, 5 March 2015

Congratulations

Good morning to you all

and welcome to the next challenge at


where it is my turn to pick the theme so I chose


Pearls, Ribbon and Charm

and here is my inspiration, however do hop over and see the rest of the gorgeous eye candy from the Buttons team.


I made an Engagement Card

I used another of those wonderful svg files from the silhouette online store and added to this one of the Wild Rose Studio Panels.  I edged this with the pink fine lace and some string pearls.  I added two strips of ribbon some pale pink pearls some heart pearls some heart flourish pearls some pink roses and finally the double heart charm.


hugs
Kate
xx

Wednesday, 4 March 2015

Thank you - for putting up with me

Good morning again

As you know it is my day to share with you another inspirational piece for


So here is my creation for today

Using
Die - Oval Frame
Image - Fox on Branch
Papers - Silverton Hall
Sentiment - Vivianne Greetings


I made a Thank you card


The base layer and contrast is cream.  I added a punched edge using an MS PATP.  I added a string of pearls a lovely single triple layer bow along with a gorgeous diamante button.  Some large pearls a nestie banner for the sentiment a little bird charm and some neutral roses.


Little Foxy was coloured using copics on this occasion

I would like to say hello and thank you to all of my wonderful followers and visitors for keeping with me whilst I am a little AWOL, hopefully things will return to normal soon.

take care and happy crafting
Kate
x

Wednesday, 25 February 2015

Foxy Little Number

Good morning to you all

Today as you know if my day to share some inspiration from those gorgeous products from


So today I have a thank you card for you

using
Die - oval frame and Olivetti Corner
Sentiment Die - Vivianne Corner
Sentiment - Vivianne Greetings
Image - Fox on Branch


Again the shadow box is my own design and I have used some of those new papers on the back the image, a couple of bows one of the gorgeous sentiment dies and one of the sentiments along with one of the new corner dies.  I finished off with some pearl strings around the frame.  The dies were coloured with copics and then glittered up before adding a couple of pearls.

I would like to enter the following challenges

Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes
Simon Monday - No Rules
Loves Rubber Stamping - Ribbon or Lace
Party Time Tuesdays - Anything Goes

Hugs
Kate
xx

Saturday, 21 February 2015

It's a Girl

Good morning to you all

I am back today to share with you another of those lovely creations using those



I made a baby girl card

using
Papers - Silverton Hall
Sentiment - Vivianna Greetings
Dies - Oval Frame


I adore Bella :)

The contrast is a cream layer with some gorgeous light lace from
Crafty Ribbons
and two strips of strings of pearls along with some roses and some lose self adhesive pearls

Hugs
Kate
xx

Thursday, 19 February 2015

Vintage Vase

Good morning to you, 

It is my day to inspire you over at 


I have a thing about lace and up until now have not found a lace that perfectly wraps around items including card, well this has all changed since the new lace arrived, wow it is so silky and thin and manipulates around everything with ease.

So I made a vase and needed a little vintage feel and this lace was the perfect addition

I used the


and it comes in a variety of colours and is so delicate


I made the vase using my silhouette cameo and added the lace and the strings of pearls around it to finish it off, love how it turned out

happy crafting
Kate
x

Wednesday, 18 February 2015

New Baby Girl

Good morning to you

Today as you know if my day to share with you my inspiration using those gorgeous


Products
so

Using
Papers - Silverton Hall
Sentiment Die - Vivianne Corner
Sentiment - Vivianne Greetings
Die - Oval Frame


This shadow box is one that I found on the silhouette online store, however it was not big enough to add the dies into the recess, so I had to manipulate it so it was, so the final design is my own.  I added the back sheet with those lovely new papers on and of course and I am going to shout
MY FAVOURITE
images of all
anything with Bella on it
so pleased we have some new Bella images on this release and baby ones at that.
I used the new sentiment die up both ways and used both shapings of the sentiment to frame the image plate which was raised with foam dots.  The sentiment dies have been coloured to match the image and then glittered up before little pearls were added around the whole frame.

Hugs
Kate
x

Sunday, 15 February 2015

February 2015 Wild Rose Studio New Releases

oh wow this is a big release!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

so many gorgeous

Dies
Images
Papers
Sentiments with matching dies

and where am I as this is posting, you have got it - I am on the Wild Rose Studio stand visiting the wonderful Dulcie and Matt of Wild Rose studio at the NEC Trade show, where all of these gorgeous new releases can be seen for the first time too.

It was so hard to choose which of the new releases to show you first, so I went with this lovely cute creation, although I have to say there was another two that you may have thought would be my first port of call, any guesses.


Using
New Papers - Silverton Hall
New Image -  Spring Bunnies
New Sentiment Die - Vivianne Corner
New Sentiment - Vivianne Greetings


I adore the new images that you can see if you click on the links above, the papers are just beautiful and the dies, well as always they drop out like butter but this time there are some gorgeous sentiment holders and the sentiments allow you to use the die shown both ways up, perfection.

So I will be back again soon with some more new release inspiration, but don't forget you can see daily inspiration on the 


Hugs
Kate
xxx
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