Wednesday, 1 July 2015

Best Wishes

Good morning to you all

Today as you know is the day I inspire you with those gorgeous products from

Wild Rose Studio

I went with a birthday card this time around.

Using
Papers - Bella Papers
Sentiment - Everyday Sentiments



This is a 6" square card with scallop edges and comes in a white depth box
It is for sale on my Facebook page


I picked up the contrast from the lovely papers and used this through out.  I added an edge punched panel using a Martha Stewart PATP edge punch and gave detail to the corners using the corner punch.  I added a string of pearls, a little blossom flower, a rhinestone sparkler and some gorgeous ribbon creating a triple layer single bow. I finished off with little pearls around the frames and in the corners.

Here is a close up of the image and on this one I have used my inktense pencils for the soft but vibrant look.


As always I would like to thank all of my wonderful followers for your wonderful comments and I will be hopping over to see you shortly.

I would like to enter the following challenges

613 Avenue - Anything Goes
Stamping Sensations - Dies or punches
The Craft Place - Lots of layers

Hugs
Kate
x

Monday, 29 June 2015

Midweek Squeeeeeeeaaaaaak!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Good morning to you all

I am back for the Midweek Sqeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeak for the  

House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge 

where I am the host this time around, so that theme again is

Congratulations
so that could be Weddings, Anniversaries, New Job, New Home etc.

This HMFMC Challenge is very proudly Sponsored by 4 Incredible Sponsors
http://www.stampendous.com/
Winner will receive a Fabulous $20 Value Reward Card

  http://www.stampendous.com/ 
  STAMPENDOUS! is the next company manufacturing our beloved House-Mouse Design StampsHouse-Mouse Designs® stamps can also be purchased at: www.STAMPENDOUS.com  
For more inspiration and challenges, check out our official Blog HERE.  
Also Proudly Sponsored by... 


PIZZAZZ  APLENTY
 http://www.pizzazzaplenty.blogspot.com/
  Winner will get a surprise package of embellishments from Pizzazz Aplenty. Judy's choice worth $15.00.
 Pizzazz Aplenty is the place for embellishments of all kinds... Flat-back Pearls and Rhinestones, Charms, Ribbons, Laces, Twine, Flowers, Stickpins, Beads, and more.  


Also Proudly Sponsored by... 
http://www.disdigistamps.com/
Winner will receive a special $12 voucher to shop at  Di's DigiStamps

Also Proudly Sponsored by...
One lucky winner will receive a free seat to a Craft Classes Online online workshop valued up to $25.

Craft Classes Online (CCO) brings multiple Creative Arts Instructors together on one site to provide students with the best choice in online craft workshops. Our instructors offer online workshops that are engaging, affordable, and time-saving. Students from across the globe can learn any number of techniques and creative projects from the comfort of their home and on their schedule.
Come join us on our blog, Everyday Moodlings, where we will have a theme of the week and offer challenges to help us use all of our craft supplies during the coming year. We  offer ideas, tips, tutorials, and crafty inspiration. You can view our class list on our website atwww.CraftClassesOnline.com. We continuously update our website with new workshops, so check back often. Become a subscriber to ournewsletter and gain access to our FREE class, “Ink Essentials”! Come visit us on our Facebook page, too.


WOW! That's 4 Prizes, and that means 4 big chances for YOU to win, so be sure to PLAY! 

So here is my creation, but do hop over to see my sister meeces to see what they have created


This is another 15cm square top opening card


The colours on this one are gold mirror card and white

I used two embossing folders on this one, the butterflies and the little hearts.
The dies on this one are bottom - Marianne die
and top spellbinders

I added a little double length double bow a gold heart charm, a gold and pearl fancy button, a little white cherry blossom and some gold pearls.

The image on this one is coloured in copics

As always I would like to thank all of my wonderful visitors and followers for their inspiring comments, which encourage me and allow me to hop over in return to see their gorgeous work and welcome my new followers.



I would like to enter the following challenges

Cards Galore - Anything Goes
Ladybug - dies
Art by Miran - Anything Goes
Simon Wednesday - Anything Goes




Hugs
Kate
xxx

Thursday, 25 June 2015

A Little Something Just for You

Good morning to you all

It's a new challenge over at 


and the theme is

Anything Goes
with ribbon

The prize is

I decided to go a little vintage love with this altered art creation, I so enjoyed creating and playing with this and love how it turned out.



I bought some decoupage papers and glue/gloss from the range, the papers were so pretty and I had several mdf shapes in my stash.  So I decided to use those new papers.  I added a silhouette cut sentiment which has been frantaged, some flowers a couple of butterflies adding liquid pearls to there middles, a string of pearls, some gorgeous lace, some special ribbon and a little bow.

The ribbon is from this gorgeous range
vintage butterflies ribbon
you can find them here

The lace which is fabulous 
viscose french lace
can be found here and I used the cream one.

I would like to say hello and thank you to all of my visitors, I will be hopping over shortly.

I would like to enter the following challenges

Crafty Gals Corner - Anything Goes
Creative Moments - Wet or Dry Embossing
Fresh Brewed - Anything Goes
Inky Impressions - Embellish it
Inspiration Destination - Anything Goes
Penny's Paper Crafting - Anything Goes
Simon Wednesday - Anything Goes
Whimsy - Ribbon Lace or Twine

Have a great day
Kate
x

Wednesday, 24 June 2015

Just for You

Good morning to you all

Today as you know by now is my day to inspire you with those gorgeous products from

Wild Rose Studio

So today I created a generic card

Using
Image - Emily Panels
Papers - Bella Papers


I started by using a scallop card blank and then selected the papers from the Bella pack.  I picked up the lemon and used the yellow as the contrast.  I added a panel using a Martha Steward edge punch.  I used the grand nesties round to die cut the panel and framed this with the matching scallop circle.  I added a lovely triple layer double bow, a little lemon blossom flower a rhinestone sparkler and a string of pearls before adding the blue pearls (can you see the one that jumped off) will sort that one now.

As always I would like to thank my lovely followers and those that take the time to leave me such wonderful comments, I will be over to see what your up to soon.

I would like to enter the following challenges

Bunny Zoe's - Furry Friends
Craft dee bowz - anything goes with a handmade bow
Crafting from the heart - anything Goes

Hugs
Kate
x

Monday, 22 June 2015

Congratulations with the HM&FM Challenge

Hi all

Now I know that it has been sometime since I hosted or even posted for the 


but being a floater that is what I can do.  Hopefully moving forward I will be able to join them more frequently.  So being the host I chose the theme of

Congratulations
so that could be Weddings, Anniversaries, New Job, New Home etc.

This HMFMC Challenge is very proudly Sponsored by 4 Incredible Sponsors
http://www.stampendous.com/
Winner will receive a Fabulous $20 Value Reward Card

  http://www.stampendous.com/ 
  STAMPENDOUS! is the next company manufacturing our beloved House-Mouse Design StampsHouse-Mouse Designs® stamps can also be purchased at: www.STAMPENDOUS.com  
For more inspiration and challenges, check out our official Blog HERE.  
Also Proudly Sponsored by... 


PIZZAZZ  APLENTY
 http://www.pizzazzaplenty.blogspot.com/
  Winner will get a surprise package of embellishments from Pizzazz Aplenty. Judy's choice worth $15.00.
 Pizzazz Aplenty is the place for embellishments of all kinds... Flat-back Pearls and Rhinestones, Charms, Ribbons, Laces, Twine, Flowers, Stickpins, Beads, and more.  


Also Proudly Sponsored by... 
http://www.disdigistamps.com/
Winner will receive a special $12 voucher to shop at  Di's DigiStamps

Also Proudly Sponsored by...
One lucky winner will receive a free seat to a Craft Classes Online online workshop valued up to $25.

Craft Classes Online (CCO) brings multiple Creative Arts Instructors together on one site to provide students with the best choice in online craft workshops. Our instructors offer online workshops that are engaging, affordable, and time-saving. Students from across the globe can learn any number of techniques and creative projects from the comfort of their home and on their schedule.
Come join us on our blog, Everyday Moodlings, where we will have a theme of the week and offer challenges to help us use all of our craft supplies during the coming year. We  offer ideas, tips, tutorials, and crafty inspiration. You can view our class list on our website atwww.CraftClassesOnline.com. We continuously update our website with new workshops, so check back often. Become a subscriber to ournewsletter and gain access to our FREE class, “Ink Essentials”! Come visit us on our Facebook page, too.


WOW! That's 4 Prizes, and that means 4 big chances for YOU to win, so be sure to PLAY! 

So here is my creation, but do hop over to see my sister meeces to see what they have created


This is a 15cm square depth card, top opening


The colour combination is silver mirror card and white with clear rhinestones
The dies used are from Sue Wilson's gorgeous collections
I have used the spellbinders heart and matching scallop heart.

I have used three embossing folders one is the small hearts, another looks like stitches and the other the swiss dots.

I added one little carnation flower from Clickit4Crafts, some white ribbon made into a triple layer double bow, some rhinestones and a little hand made tag.

The layers are enhanced by foam tape to add depth and the little meeces were cut out and added a top all of the layers.

Here is a close up of the image

As always I would like to thank all of my wonderful visitors and followers for their inspiring comments, which encourage me and allow me to hop over in return to see their gorgeous work and welcome my new followers.

I would like to enter the following challenges

Fresh Brewed Designs - Anything Goes
Inspiration Designs - Anything Goes
Pennys Papercrafting - Anything Goes
Moving Along with the Times - Song Inspired (We are getting married in the morning)
Sister Card Act - Anything Goes
Simply Papercrafts - Anything Goes


Hugs
Kate
xxx

Wednesday, 17 June 2015

Happy Birthday to You

Good morning to you all

As you know by now today is my day to inspire you to use those gorgeous products from


so today I made a CAS birthday card

Using
Sentiment - Vivianna Greetings


This is a 6" square slim card coming with a white envelope and is for sale on my Facebook page

I used some red mirror card as the base layer and then just the image on the front with the lovely shaped sentiment.

The image on this one is coloured in copics


I would like to say hello to all of my followers and say thank you to you for leaving such wonderful comments, I will be hopping over to see you soon

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges

Hugs
Kate
x

Monday, 15 June 2015

Slugs and Snails and puppy dog tails - that is what little boys are made of

Good morning to you all

It has been an awful wet weekend, and the sun is just starting to come out as I write this at the beginning of Sunday evening.  Today I have a card that was ordered for a new baby boy, from one of my regular purchasers. So here it is.


This is an 8" card which was presented in a depth box.


I used some of my distress inks to colour up the base panel and then used my new embossing folder that looks like knitting for the top layer.  I used my grand nestie circle and fancy circle to cut out a computer generated sentiment, I used my silhouette and some online files to create the bunting of babygro's and the little panel of rattles.  I added a string of pearls at the bottom and some lose pearls at the top and to match on the sentiment, before adding the triple layer double bow, a little blue flower, a blue rhinestone sparkler and a little cross charm.

I would like to say thank you to all of my wonderful visitors, I will be over to see you in return shortly.

I would like to enter this into the following challenges

Kitty Bee Designs - Masculine/for the boys
Polka Doodle - Anything Male/Father's Day
Really Reasonable Ribbon - Masculine with Ribbon
Digi Designs - Die cuts
Scrappers Delights - Anything Goes
Suzi Bee - Anything Goes with a twist of male
Papertake - Something for the boys

hugs
Kate
xx


Thursday, 11 June 2015

Bowtastic

Good morning to you all

Today is my turn to inspire you to use those gorgeous ribbons from


now these bows were not made by me, but I showed the lady who created them how to make them and gave her some of the ribbons too.  She is a dog groomer and uses the bows to add to the finished look on her groomed dogs. So thank you Emma for your photo's and great inspiration for other ideas of how to use ribbons.





I would like to say thank you to all of my lovely visitors who take the time to leave such wonderful comments, I will be hopping over to see you soon.

happy crafting to you all
hugs
Kate
xx

Wednesday, 10 June 2015

A Mug of Love!!

Good morning to you all

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


So today I decided to do some more home decor just to show you that you can use the dies for other things other than cards.  I have used vinyl today, that I normally use on my silhouette cameo, but it worked perfectly on the vinyl, will be doing this more often.

So using

here is my creation



I used my silhouette to cut out the paws and the sentiment which are files from the online store which I made smaller.  I added the paw prints over the red die cut heart.

I would like to say thank you to all of my visitors who leave such wonderful comments, I will be hopping over to see you soon.

I would like to enter the following challenges

Altered Eclectics - Anything Goes
Silhouette Challenge - Anything Goes
Simon Wednesday - Masculine
Papertake Weekly - Something for the Boys

Hugs
Kate
xx


Monday, 8 June 2015

Masculine 40th Birthday Card

Good morning to you all 

Thought I would pop on and share with you a card that was ordered for a male 40th Birthday with football and the local football club on the requirements.

So here is the card that I made, I have found that I love this design for males, it seems to work so well.


This is a side opening A2 card which was provided in a depth box.

So the base colour is black with the grey on the top layer that has been embossed, followed by the black layered blue panels again embossed.  I located the local football club emblem and printed this out onto my white card with my grand circle nestie before adding the black scallop behind it and raised this up from the card, oops forgot to say before I did this I added the ribbon and wrapped it around the card.  No bow on this one just a knot and a little charm.  I added the sentiments that were cut on the silhouette cameo.

The ribbon again is from 


I would like to say thank you to all my lovely followers for the wonderful comments you leave me, which continues to inspire me and allows me to visit you to see your fabulous work also.


Hugs Kate
xx

Wednesday, 3 June 2015

Happy Birthday

Good morning to you all

Today as you all know by now is my day to inspire you using those amazing products from


I used the technique I have shown in the latest edition of Die Cutting Essentials to make this card.

This is an A2 centre step card.

I used a base card of lemonade, made by using distress inks, I then used this colour in my embossing folder to create the top layer.  I added a layer behind the die panel.  I coloured up the dies with copics.  I wrapped that lovely lemon ribbon around the centre front panel, before adding a triple layer triple depth bow with a fancy button centre, a little charm, a flower and some pearls to finish.

Products used are
Die - Rose Circle
Sentiment - Birthday Greetings

As always I would like to welcome my new followers and thank all of my wonderful visitors for their lovely and inspiring comments, I will be hopping over to see you shortly.

I would like to enter the following challenges

Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Through the Craft Room - Anything Goes
Artistic Inspirations - Anything Goes with a twist of die cuts
Bunny Zoe - Buttons and bows
card Mania - metal embellishments
Craft Dee Bowz - Anything Goes with a hand made bow
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes
Dream Valley - Anything Goes

Hugs Kate 
xx

Monday, 1 June 2015

Sorry You are Leaving

Good morning to you all

I had the most fabulous weekend, puppy proofing the home for Gem and crafting.  Today's share is a card I made a while back for one of the other ladies that left on the mega leaving week, so it had to be a different colour so here it is.


This is an 8" square depth card with additional leaves for signing

The base colour is purple with the white embossing on the top.  The lovely ribbon / bow, the florals and the usual embellishments.

I would like to welcome my new followers and thank my visitors for their kind comments, I will be hopping to see you soon.

I would like to enter the following challenge


hugs
Kate
x

Thursday, 28 May 2015

Happy 18th Son

Good morning to you all

and welcome to the next challenge at


where the theme is 

For the Men

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


I have made an 8" square card using my black grey and yellow and some of my more masculine embossing folders.  The image is a silhouette cameo svg file and is a silhouette cut and I love how these come out.  I added some silhouette cut sentiments the 19th and the Son before adding lots of pearls a charm a car to match the image and of course the fabulous ribbon from Crafty Ribbons
Fresh Stripe Ribbon - Black
which I have wrapped around all layers before adding the image and then just tied a knot in a short piece to glue on the top.

Love how this turned out.

Just wanted to say hello to my new followers, and thank you to all of my wonderful visitors, will be hopping over to see you shortly

I would like to enter this into the following challenges

Craft Our Passion - Anything Goes
Dream Valley - Anything Goes
Crazy Challenge - Ribbon or lace
The Pink Elephant - Anything Goes
Creative Card Crew - For a Teen
Simon Says Wednesday - Anything Goes

hugs
Kate
xx

Wednesday, 27 May 2015

A Little Home Decor

Good morning

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


so

Using
Die - Emmeline Flower


I made a decorated glass

I used some double sided sticky paper to cut out the die, removed one side of the tape and placed carefully on the glass, I cut the tape at the flower/leaves junction and removed the leaves section, glittering up in the green fine glitter before removing the flower head and using fine purple glitter. I then made sure it stayed there by using modge podge carefully twice.  You can only wash this in cold water otherwise it will come off.

I thought I would also show you a photo of my newest member of the family with our current resident, this is Star the big girl and Gem the little one with my son Mike.


As always I would like to say hello to all my new followers and thank you to all my regular visitors, your comments always make me smile................. will be over shortly to say hello.

I would like to enter the following challenges

Artistic Inspirations - anything goes with a twist of a die
Lawnscaping - Try a new technique

Hugs
Kate 
xx

Monday, 25 May 2015

So Sorry You Are Leaving ....................

Good morning to you all

and a Happy Bank Holiday too

This is the first bank holiday in two years that I have been able to spend it with my family, thank you to the new job, which is going fine.

The card I am sharing with you today is one that I made again at the request of my boss for one of my team that was leaving.  Such a lovely lady who will be sadly missed I am sure, but who is moving on to improve her life and build her own business.  She is brilliant at all she does and I am sure things will work out perfectly for her.

As I had done so many leaving cards in a short space of time, I tried to vary the colours for each one, so this one I went with a vibrant yellow to suit the personality of our lovely lady.


This is another 8" square card with extra leaves for those all important special messages to make it a real keepsake.  It again was in a crisp white depth card box.

I used Distress inks to get the tone on tone colour on this card.  I coloured up the edge of the first layer.  Used the ink through the embossing folder to get a hint of colour on the white layer, along with those pretty debossed images.  The grand oval scallop again coloured up the edges, I distressed through the grand oval die for the soft look around the sentiment.  The sentiment was computer generated.  I finished off with one of my triple layer triple depth bows, a rhinestone button, little pearls and an array of florals.  Such a fresh looking card.

I would like to thank all of my lovely followers for their lovely comments, which allows me to pop over to visit you all in return.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges

7 Kids Challenge Fund - Anything Goes
Crafting by Design - Sentiments
Dragons Dream - Yellow and Texture
Fab N Funky - Floral and fauna
Little Red Wagon - To Die For
Penny's Challenge - Anything Goes
Art By Miran - Anything Goes
Creative Corner - Anything Goes
Dragons Lair - Bouquet of Flowers
Polka Doodles - Girly but no Pink
Sister Act - Anything Goes
Wags N Whiskers - Lots of Layers
Crafting with Attitude - Spring Fever/Anything Goes

Hugs Kate
xx

Saturday, 23 May 2015

Excited to be Published!!!!!

Good morning to you

Today's inspiration is an extra for

Wild Rose Studio

and is to actually guide you to buy this edition of 


as it has a three page spread on how to master the art of the inlaid die cut technique, here is just one of the cards you read how to create, there are six all together along with many other ideas from other designers. Oh and just in case I forgot to mention I am thrilled to have been asked by the lovely Dulcie to do this spread for Wild Rose Studio.


This card uses the following

Wild Rose Studio Dies
and

Do hope you will pop out and pick this one up that is in the shops now, to see how it has been made.

Have a great long weekend, I know I will, as I have been travelling about all week, learning my new job role, so will enjoy the relaxation and of course the opportunity to get crafty again, oh okay to cut the grass and have a tidy up too :)

hugs
Kate
x


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