Thursday, 29 March 2012

Just another quickie

Hi everyone, life is a bit hectic here at the moment in a nice way. Other than work I have been out with family and last night went to Club Academy with my daughter, sister-in-law and an old friend to see Bowling For Soup (for the 6th time) who I simply love. Didn't get in till the early hours so tired today.
This card is one I made at the weekend for my BFF who now lives in Australia (miss you Caroline)
The image is a digital one that my hubby has performed some magic jiggery pokery on with his graphics tablet to make the image look as though she is walking through the flowers. The image is coloured with ProMarkers and has a little glamour dust scattered here and there, the edges are softened with yellow ink and I have used a flourish stamp on the corners. The background paper is from Nitwit Designs and is the new collection that has just been released I used a Martha Stewart border punch to create some texture to the bottom edge. I like the bright yellows on this card as it seems to match the lovely sunny weather that we have been having.
Hope you are all well and happy

Kietha xx

Sunday, 18 March 2012

Pretty In Pink

Just a quick post this evening with a card I made for one of my niece's birthday's a few weeks ago
The image is Lili of the Valley and has been coloured with ProMarkers and has had Glamour Dust liberally applied to the skirt and hairband. All the papers and card are from my stash the border punch is a Fiskars one which I have had for years but sadly I hardly ever use. The little flowers scattered over the image are the punched out flowers from the border, I coloured them with ProMarkers and then added little yellow gems to their centres.
I am entering this into the following challenge:
LOTV's Ideas to Inspire - National Craft Month Entries - Mum or Pink theme

Hope you have all had a good weekend, shame it passes so quickly.

Kietha xx

Friday, 16 March 2012

That Friday Feeling

I do have a card to share tonight but firstly isn't it wonderful that it is Friday the endless possibilities of a whole weekend laying before us. As for me I am doing my mother day visits tomorrow firstly to my mum-in-law who doesn't live too far away and then a longer journey to see my mum who lives in a nursing home about 25 miles away. This is so that I can spend Sunday with my own daughter who lives away at Uni. she also isn't miles away but has her own life and is busy with her study's (or so she tells me) so it's been a few weeks since I last saw her so am looking forward to some girly catch up time. I also have some cards to make for work friends and would like to have these wrapped up this weekend as I have a lot of family birthday's approaching and need to get busy. I am still on my countdown to part time working just two more weeks to go and then yay!! a day off in the week to do with what I wish, I can't wait :o)
Anyway onto the card this is for my mum-in-law and is one I completed last weekend.

 The image is Fizzy Moon Blooms and Butterflies which I have coloured with my ProMarkers and added a little glamour dust to the butterflies, the ribbon on the bouquet and the tummy button. I have softened the edges of the image with chalks then matted it onto some pale green card from my stash. The background paper is from a 6x6 paper cellar patterned papers pad, the lace is from The Ribbon Girl and the ribbon is some that I purchased last year in a sale at Paperchase if I remember correctly. The heart I cut out by hand after drawing around a template I then edged this with glamour dust (you can never have too much of this stuff) the sentiment I have hand written as I didn't have anything that would fit onto the space I had available to stamp. The butterfly is a Martha Stewart punch that I have punched from pink vellum and placed some little gems along the body, the blue flowers are actually snowflakes from the Memory Box Frosty Border die I thought their shape echoed the shape of the flowers on the image and I'm really pleased with how they look, the flower centres are little buttons from my stash.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Totally Gorjuss - Challenge 122 - anything goes with a button!
Simon Says Stamp and Show - Anything Goes!
I love ProMarkers  - Challenge #108 - Anything Goes

Tuesday, 13 March 2012

I am here

Just in case you thought I had gone AWOL I haven't it's just that I'm busy, busy, busy at the moment. I have been making some cards so hopefully will have time to share them with you later on in the week or at the weekend at the latest. Hope you are all having a good crafty week.

Kietha x

Wednesday, 7 March 2012

I'm tired this evening

Well the title says it all, it's not quite 8:30 and my eyes are already feeling heavy (not helped by hubby snoring on the sofa lol), this is what shift working does for you. Was on a late last night so got home around 9:45 and of course am wide awake and buzzing so must have been 11:30 before I climbed the wooden hill to bed and then had quite a restless night for some reason. Then early shift today so up at 5:30 so I think its just catching up with me now (and hubby). On the plus side of things I had it confirmed today by my manager that I can reduce my hours to 30 a week from 2nd April yay!!! I am so looking forward to a crafty day at home during the week.
Anyway enough rambling as I do have a card to share, this is one I made at the weekend for one of my work friends to give to her mum.

The image is from Lili of the Valley and is one of the designs from the image stack that came free with this month's Papercraft Inspirations magazine (think I will have to add this to my wish list), which I have coloured with ProMarkers, inked the edges to soften them a little and the matted onto Kraft card. The papers are from Nitwit Collections, the sentiment is from a small clear stamp set that I purchased from Hobbycraft ages ago. I made the flowers using a Marianne die cut using pink pearlised card and placing two of each size flower together to create a layer of petals. I then embossed the centres with a ball tool so that the petals were raised slightly from the centre area and so have some dimension, the buttons that form the flower centres are from my stash and were cut from an old pair of socks believe it or not. I then finished the card off by adding a Martha Stewart punched butterfly punched from some pale pink vellum, a few gems and some bakers twine for the flower centres.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:
Dream Valley Challenges - Challenge 27 - Mothers Day
Craft Your Days Away - Challenge #40 - Mothers Day
Simon Says Stamp Challenge - Mothers Day/Special Girl
Passion for ProMarkers - Week 139 - For Mum/female relative
Oldie But A Goodie - Mum's The Word
CES Challenge - Challenge #75 - Flower Frenzy!
Kaboodle Doodles - Challenge #109 - Think Spring
A Gem of A Challenge - Challenge 41.....Perfect Pastels
Crafty Catz - Challenge 122 - Punches and Dies
Stampin' for the Weekend - Challenge 4 Bingo! (Pink, Butterflies, Die Cuts)
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Craft your passion - Anything Goes
PaperCrafting Journey - Challenge 4 - Anything Goes!

Monday, 5 March 2012


It just goes to show what a difference being organised can make, not only have a managed to complete three cards this weekend (yes three when I normally only average one), but two blog posts as well. The card below is one that I made yesterday and is as I type in the post on it's way to an old friend who celebrates a birthday later this week.
The flower images are from the Stampendous clear stamp set Flower Box, these I stamped onto white card and coloured with Promarkers then cut around before layering onto some orange card from my stash. The stamens have little self adhesive pearls attached to them that I got from Handy Hippo, I love the colour, they come from a sheet of mixed colours and are available in two different sizes. The papers I have used is from Nitwit Collections, the lace and bakers twine from The Ribbon Girl the button is from my stash.
I hope you all have a good day, I am off to work shortly as working a late shift but hopefully will have time during the week to share another of my makes with you all.

Kietha xx

Sunday, 4 March 2012

Happy Sunday Everyone

Hope you are all having a relaxing and crafty weekend. After the mega re-organization here last weekend it has been nice to actually sit and have a play :o) I am busily trying to complete Mother's Day cards not only for my own mum and mum-in-law  also some extra's for people at work to have a look at and hopefully like enough to buy (fingers crossed).
The card below I made a couple of weeks ago but hadn't got round to scanning and posting.
The image is from Whimsy Stamps (Wee Suzi), which I haven't owned for very long and this is in fact the first time I had inked her up, I have to say she is a joy to colour (I do love colouring) I have coloured her with ProMarkers, inked the card edges slightly to soften them and then matted her onto Kraft card. The tag is more Kraft card which I cut out by hand, inked the edges and then stamped a flower design onto it, the flower stamp is a large Penny Black which I have had for years. Punched a little hole at the top and threaded some baker's twine through. The background papers is from Nitwit Collections I love their range of digital papers and am slowly adding to my collection (the joy of digital papers is of course they take no room to store and you never run out), the paper I have again softened at the edges ans layered onto some Kraft card added some cream lace from The Ribbon Girl as is the bakers twine used on the tag and there you have it card complete. This card came together like a dream, I do wish that would happen more often as I do tend to struggle with putting my paper and card colour pallets together.

I am entering this card into the following challenges:

The Cuttlebug Spot - Spring is in the Air
Crafts And Me Challenges - Challenge 73 - Pretty In Lace
PaperPlay Challenges: '12 - Week 9 - Something Old, Something New (new stamp 'Wee Suzy', old stamp 'Penny Black')
Paper Crafting Journey - PCJ Challenge 4 - Anything Goes!
Sweet Stampin' - Nature, Bugs & Bees

I have a bit of an addiction to this colour combo. at the moment so don't be surprised if you see a lot more of these appearing here lol. Have a great Sunday everyone and enjoy whatever it is you have planned for the day.

Kietha x