Sunday, 30 December 2012

Favourite Five for 2012


Good morning everyone.

Today I'd like to join in 


The fabulously talented DEBBY is asking us to share our favourite five cards of 2012 so here are mine

My First is  Jan 12 card, my second creation for the House Mouse and Friends design team it can be found here

My Second was a commissioned card in Feb 12, made for the Macmillan Suite at our local hospital for my brother to say thank you, it can be found here


My Third was an Anniversary card I created for a very special friend in May 12, you can find it here

My Fourth was a card I designed to teach at Grimsby Crafts in June 12, you can find it here

My Fifth and final one has to be one of my published cards for Wild Rose Studio in August 12, you can find it here

Don't forget to link up to Debby's post HERE 

I will take this opportunity to wish you all a
Happy and Prosperous New Year
Happy New Year 2013 7

hugs 
Kate
xxx
 


Friday, 28 December 2012

Oh Baby!!!!! with the Winter Wonderland Design Team

Good morning to you all in the land of blog

Today sees the last  challenge for 2012 at the


with the challenge this week hosted by Miria, the theme this week is

New Beginnings

We are sponsored by Simon Says Stamp and they are offering a $15 voucher to spend in their shop.

Simon Says Stamp

Here is my design team inspirational piece, however don't forget to hop on over and see what the rest of the amazing team have created to inspire you.


I made an 8 x 8 inch "Leaving to have your baby" card
Base colour is a lovely sunshine yellow with the papers from the fabulous Mono range by Papermania.  The punch work courtesy of the MS daisy punch, the scrolls are Marianne's, the lace from Grimsby Crafts, the gorgeous ribbon from Lidl. Pearls from the Hobby House.  Sentiment is computer generated to suit the card and the image 
can only be the gorgeous 
Bella Sleeping by Wild Rose Studio, not that she needs introducing.

Here is a close up of the image, Bella is coloured in the cool copics and Mum's trunk in the warms. Atyou Glitter pens in gold, orange and Yellow have been used on the flowers along with the melon green.
If you want to see more of the Wild Rose Studio collection or be inspired by others hop and see us on 

A warm welcome to my new followers, and I would like to thank all of my wonderful visitors who take the time to leave me such inspirational and kind comments, and this then allows me to hop on over and visit you in return.

I would like to enter this creation into the following challenges

Divas by Design - Anything Goes
The Paper Shelter - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
Vicki's Challenge - Anything Goes

Hugs and Enjoy Your Day
xxx





Monday, 24 December 2012

More Xmas Hugs with the Mid week HM squeeeeeeeeeeak !!

Hi all just squeeeeeeeeeeeeeaking by to remind you all

that we are at the half way point of our 



with the theme of 

Xmas Hugs and Kisses

remember we have two fabulous sponsors, firstly but before I continue, I just want to make sure you are all ready for Xmas and that you are all prepared for Santa arriving.

I do hope that you all have a fabulous Xmas with family and friends, and that all of your 



One winner will get a $25 gift certificate from House-Mouse Designs

and our second sponsor is
A $10 voucher for the winner

here is my inspirational piece, but do hop over  to the main challenge site to see the rest of the amazing inspiration from my sister meeces :)

I went for cool frosty look on this one
with a silver base layer and contrast using some more of my new nesties, but this one was really hard to use as the edge details are so delicate they do tend to break.  I cut the image out by hand using the inner line of the new die.  The papers sorry so old cannot remember the name or brand.  The bows are double this time with a little band of ribbon running behind the image plate and frame, with little white roses on the tops and two little snowflake charms underneath.  I added some pearls to the die cut too.

Here is the close up of the image coloured in copics and a icicles stickles on the feathers
this image is from an unmounted set available at Joanna Sheen called Sleigh Mice
Do hop over and join us for the challenge :)
 Don't forget, you too may submit your House-Mouse, Gruffies and Happy Hoppers creations directly to THE Official House-Mouse Designs site found HERE!  
I would like to thank all of my wonderful visitors who take the time to leave me such inspirational and kind comments, and this then allows me to hop on over and visit you in return.

I would like to enter this creation into the following challenges

Addicted to Stamps - Blue Xmas
Dream Valley - Christmas
Gingerloft - Christmas or Winter
Great Impressions - Anything Goes

hugs

xxxxx

Saturday, 22 December 2012

Merry Xmas To You All

Good Morning to you All
and 

Today I just have a little something to share with you all, as I am now all finished Xmas preparations and as you can imagine playing in my craft room.

This is another of those wonderful hats that my dearest friend Polly gave me the template for.  I was going to put this on an Alice Band and wear it for my Xmas party on Xmas Eve, however after creating it, it is far to heavy to wear on the band, so it makes a super ornament.

It is made from a 12 x 12 piece of card using Polly's template.  After painstakingly putting it together, I decided to add a layer of textured modelling clay.  This I then air brushed in R39, before adding the wonderful white fluff, the sprig of holly and some memory box white snowflakes with some ribbon roses.

Here is another view

I might make another piece and make this into a box yet, we will see, would be lovely to give a give in it.

Anyway that is me, as going to make myself a lovely speciality coffee, whilst I wait for Matt to get up, you see we went shopping at 11.45pm last night and got in at around 1.40am this morning, but it was so worth it, to be able to shop in Tesco with no hassle.

I would like to enter this creation into the following challenges

Crafters Circle - Christmas
Crafts 4 Eternity - Anything Goes
Dilly Beans - Ornament
Just Add Ink - Christmas
Sarah Hurley - Xmas
ABC Christmas - Y for your favourite die
Crafting for All Seasons - Green Red Glitter and Sparkle
Creative Belli - Christmas
Divas by Design - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp - Merry Xmas

Hugs
xxx



Monday, 17 December 2012

Xmas Hugs and Kisses with the House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge

Good morning to you all in the land of blog

Today sees the next new challenge at the

House Mouse and Friends Monday Challenge

where the theme has been chosen by little old me and I chose

Xmas Hugs and Kisses

we have two fabulous sponsors, firstly






One winner will get a $25 gift certificate from House-Mouse Designs

and our second sponsor is
A $10 voucher for the winner

here is my inspirational piece, but do hop over  to the main challenge site to see the rest of the amazing inspiration from my sister meeces :)

I made an easel card, do love these and some of my new nestie dies, so pretty.
The papers are old Dovecraft the base layer is some lovely pink/purple card.  The ribbon from Crafty Ribbons has been wrapped twice around the additional layer and then a triple bow placed on top with the little heart and key charm. The edges of the image, sentiment and return sentiment have been distressed with TH tumbled glass.  The little holly charms and bells from my local department store.

Here is the close up of the image coloured in copics and a little magenta stickles added to the flowers on the wreath.
this image is called

Here is a close up of the personal impressions sentiment on the return, I added some more of the left over ribbon across the corners.

Do hop over and join us for the challenge :)
 Don't forget, you too may submit your House-Mouse, Gruffies and Happy Hoppers creations directly to THE Official House-Mouse Designs site found HERE!  
I would like to thank all of my wonderful visitors who take the time to leave me such inspirational and kind comments, and this then allows me to hop on over and visit you in return.

I would like to enter this creation into the following challenges

Come and Get It Challenges - Anything Christmas
Dream Valley - Christmas
Great Impressions - Anything Goes
Penny Black and More - Anything Goes
Pile it OnEmbellishments
Totally Gorjuss - For Someone Special
Cards Galore - Home for Xmas
The Pretty Little Ribbon - It's Christmas
Really Reasonable Ribbons - Anything Goes with Ribbon
Sparkles - Button or Bow

hugs

xxxxx

Friday, 14 December 2012

Oh Christmas Tree!!!!! with the Winter Wonderland

Good morning to you all in the land of blog

Today sees the next challenge at the


with the theme this week being hosted by me with the theme of

Oh Christmas Tree!!

This week we are lucky to have two generous sponsors:~
With a prize of a £10 voucher for 1 lucky winner
and
With a prize of 3 digis of the winners choice, from the store.
So here is what I created for my design team inspirational piece but don't forget to hop on over to the main challenge site to see the rest of the design teams gorgeous creations.

A little more LIM for me.  Used some olive textured card from Grimsby Crafts, along with a Marianne die and some amber bling, and a lovely shaped sentiment and nothing more :)

As always, I would like to thank all my wonderful followers and visitors for their lovely inspiring comments, which allow me to hop over and visit you in return.

I would like to enter this creation into the following challenges

Dream Valley - Christmas
Fashionables Stamping - To Die For
ABC Christmas - Favourite punch or die
Papercraft Star -  Xmas Tree
Cupcake - Merry Xmas
Hooked on Crafts - Christmas
Love to Create - Anything Goes
The Crazy Challenge - Christmas Time
UnstampaBelles - Christmas
With out Words - Monochrome

Hugs

xx 

Thursday, 13 December 2012

Christmas Cute for a Very Special Lady

Hi all

not been doing much creating recently or commenting, rushing to clear Xmas stuff, but made this over the weekend, after spending ages on the colouring.  Made it for a very special blogging friend, do hope she liked it.

So here it is
A punched around the page card


The base colour is silver mirror card, with papers from an old MME stack.  Some wonderful Memory box snowflake circles surrounding the image and a big bow and little rose and charm.


The image is coloured in copics, with diamant√© stars and bling and lots of glitter for the fluffy hats and snowy floor.

The image is 
by
Wild Rose Studio


If you want to see more of the Wild Rose Studio collection or be inspired by others hop and see us on 
I would like to say hello to my new followers, and as always I would like to thank all of my wonderful visitors and followers for the lovely and inspirational comments you leave, which allows me to hop on over in return to see your own lovely work.

I would like to enter this creation into the following challenges

ABC Christmas - Favourite Punch or Die
Sweet Stampin Christmas - Anything Goes
Freshly Brewed - Christmas
Stampin Royalty - Christmas/Winter
Anything Goes - Christmas
Bearly Mine -  Anything Goes
Celebrate the Occasion - Xmas and a punch
Deep Ocean - So this is Xmas
Nana Vick - anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp - Favourite Product ( copics)

enjoy the rest of your day
Hugs
xxx




Monday, 10 December 2012

Let it Snow!!!! Midweek Squeaaaakkkk!!

Good morning to you all in the land of blog, hope you all had a lovely weekend...........
Here I am again reminding you that we are at the Midweek Squeeakkk point of our current challenge at the 


with the theme of 

Let it Snow!!!!!
Any of the fabulous images with snow, oh and there are so many of them :)

our fabulous sponsors is
One winner will get a $25 gift certificate from Simon Says Stamp


Here is what I created for my design team piece, but do hop over to the main challenge site to see the rest of the awesome creations
I tried to use up some old papers on this one :)

Such fun colouring this one, the base layer and contrast is silver mirror card, the edge punch snowflakes MS, ribbon from stash and so sorry the papers are that old I do not remember where or what they are.  

The image coloured in copics to match the paper with lots of stickles glitter for the snow and liquid applique too.  The image when I bought it I thought it had the snow on it, but it does not so you colour up the image and then add the snow, so really I could have used any outdoor Xmas image :)  but this image being so adorable is Perfect Harmony and can be found here in the Simon Says Stamp Store
Do hop over and join us for the challenge :)  Don't forget, you too may submit your House-Mouse, Gruffies and Happy Hoppers creations directly to THE Official House-Mouse Designs site found HERE!  
I would like to thank all of my wonderful visitors who take the time to leave me such inspirational and kind comments, and this then allows me to hop on over and visit you in return.

I would like to enter this creation into the following challenges

2 Sisters - Snowflakes
Little Claire s - Christmas
One Stop Craft - Xmas Friends
Sweet Stamping - Dies and Punches
Totally Gorjuss - Oh Snow
Card Crafter - Christmas Celebrations
Craft 4 Eternity - Xmas Wishes
Delicious Doodles - Xmas Blue
Fussy and Fancy - I Love Xmas
Jingle Bells - Christmas Anything Goes
Raise the Bar - Blue's and Whites

hugs

xxxxx

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