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

Wednesday, 11 February 2015

Je t'aime

Bonjour a vous tous, 
et bienvenue a mon inspiration du matin d'habitude mercredi pur

Good morning to you 
and welcome to my usual Wednesday morning Inspiration for


So I decided to go with that current trendy theme due to the time of year with all that love and all those hearts with this generic card, I think it could be Valentine, Engagement, Anniversary or even Wedding
so
Using
Printed Panel - from the Love and Wedding Pack


Now I have created this card using some hammered white and some pearlescent baby pink card.  I spotted this fabulous card design on the silhouette online store and just had to get it as I knew it would work so well with several of the printed panels from Wild Rose Studio.  I cut the design out in minutes but it took me longer to choose from all of those panels to select the one I was going to add on this card.  I then die cut it with one of my smaller MFT pierced dies before adding a ring of pink pearl strings around the edge and some small pink pearls in the corners and on the scrolls of those lovely hearts.  Such a fabulous svg cut and I will be using this one again as it cut perfectly and I did not even need to resize it.

I would like to say hello to all my new followers and apologise for my tardiness on blog hopping to see you all, trying to catch up so I can get back to the norm as soon as possible.

I would like to enter this little number into the following challenges

Fussy and Fancy - It's all About Love
In the Pink - Love is in the Air
The ABC Challenge - C for Cupid
Allsorts Challenge - Love is all around
Papertake Weekly - Hearts and Flowers

Hugs
Kate
xx

Thursday, 5 February 2015

Nautical with Crafty Ribbons

Good morning to you all

and welcome to the next challenge at


where our lovely Marianne has chosen the theme of


Nautical

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 little boys birthday card


The base layer and contrast is kraft card.  I used some of the Xmas papers from Lily of the Valley.  The image is a topper from the Hobby House, cut into a small nestie circle.  I used my pierced MFT dies to create the layered depth frame.  I used some silver brads and red twine to create the trim.  I added the buttons down the panel, distressed the edges, added some Whimsy dies to the corners along with a sentiment tag, a charm and of course the double ribbon and little rhinestone sparkler to complete the look.

hugs
Kate
xx

Wednesday, 4 February 2015

Wedding Day

Good morning to you all

Today is my day to share a little


Inspiration

so I am sharing a lovely centre step Wedding Card

Using
Papers - Wedding Bells
Image - Romantic Panels


The card blank was cut by the silhoette cameo.  I then added those gorgeous papers using a backing of pearlescent cream.  The dies are cut in the cream with the enhancements in a lovely taupe card stock.  I finished off with some beige and cream roses and some pearls called wedding day from the Hobby House

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges

Bunny Zoe - Hearts
Crafty Sentiment - Include a Heart
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes

Hugs
Kate
x

Tuesday, 3 February 2015

Candy Winner

Good morning to you all

The day has arrived to announce the winner of the 

Wild Rose Studio
January 2015 New Release Die Candy

So I enrolled the help of Mr Random Org and he selected



The lucky winner of this gorgeous die


is


Congratulations Judith, if you would like to send me your full name and postal address here and I will arrange to get your parcel posted off to you

Thank you to all of you for entering

Hugs 
Kate
xx

Wednesday, 28 January 2015

Entwined Hearts

Good morning to you

what a lovely weekend I have had so relaxing and very much needed.  Today I have made quite a generic card which I suppose could be used for many occasions just by adding a sentiment for that occasion, so I have used the

Heart Rose Vine

from the new release by Wild Rose Studio



Quite CAS for me and no ribbon in sight.  I used my baby pink pearlescent card for the base layer and then some white embossed card for the top on the A2 sized card.  I cut two of the hearts in the baby pink and cut one to allow me to entwine them.  I then added some little pink blossoms to the rose heads on the die followed by four small pink pearls one in each corner.

Don't forget my current WRS candy in the side bar

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges

The Craft Place - Love and Valentine
We Do Doobadoo - Romance
In the Pink - Pink and Pearly
Bunny Zoe - Hearts

hugs
Kate
xxxxx

Thursday, 22 January 2015

Just a Note Crafty Ribbons New Range of Ribbons

Morning all

Multi tasking today lol, actually it is my day to inspire you with those gorgeous products from


but I could not resist using those lovely New Release dies from


as together they were perfectly complimented.

here is my card for today


I have gone with a black and white theme as this new ribbon just shouted out for it

The ribbon is 


from the New Range
I used black as the first layer the white embossed top layer the new frame from WRS a computer generated sentiment as I could not for the life of me find my stamp and then a few pearl drops to finish it off, okay I used quite a lot but thought it worked well myself.

I would like to say hello to my new followers and thank you to my wonderful visitors, who leave such inspirational comments and those allow me to come visit you too

Don't forget I have WRS candy running in my sidebar if you have not already entered, I would love for you too.

hugs
Kate
xx

Wednesday, 21 January 2015

Thanks

Good morning to you

I am back today to share with you another idea for those

Wild Rose Studio 2015 New Releases

I have gone with the smaller of the

Antique Art Frames

with this delicate Thank you card



With this card I haven't used any distress ink but used some of my baby pink pearlescent card my new butterfly embossing folder my older swiss dots embossing folder, some lovely gingham pink ribbon, for the die I ran it through the pink twice and then in the white, I layered up the pink for some depth and then added the flourishes in the white.  I added a rhinestone button on the double layer double size bow and some pearl dots on the corners of the die. Nothing to fancy I thought.

The ribbon can be found at Crafty Ribbons Here

Don't forget the current WRS candy in my side bar, oh and the Wild Rose Studio blog has some candy too hop here if you have not entered that one yet.

I would like to enter this one into the following challenge

TuesdayThrowdown - Embossing

hugs
Kate
xxxxx
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