Thursday 17 September 2009

Another Catch Up - Lots of Creations and Information

Following on and catching up. The little puppy came to see me. "Betsy" is her name and she is a bassett. She is gorgeous. However, Star my very own little girl, was a little jealous to say the least. Due to her size, she does not do small dogs. They run through her legs and confuse her. Eventually after running off several times Star found a suitable place on the settee, where Betsy could not get her. Betsy arrived in a little travel bag and left in the same manner - bless. Photo's to follow as on the day she did not stand still. Our house was very interesting and so was Star's biscuit bowl.

The baby has not arrived yet and we are still waiting to see if the prediction was correct, I personally now hope it is as I also needed to make a card for another expecting mum for a predicted girl (hope that prediction is correct also) Here is the little girl card ready and waiting.
During the week again, I have been busy finishing off the xmas order. So the final two cards done and again two more for myself (shame on you Ruth - to be so talented and to consider buying your christmas cards. Here are the final two.
Now these cards I feel are pretty special. Other than using my snowflake martha stewart punch and my current favourite papers "crafty individuals" from the Hobby House. The images are stamped onto some really cool paper. I have been frustrated for some time with the manga paper I was using. It is fantastic to colour on but very thin and therefore cuts when using nesties or embossing with the nesties. So I went on a crusade.

Matt took me to the Range on Sunday last and purchased me some art board in a pad, specialist painting stuff... this is very good, but not as good as this, located on ebay and mentioned on one of the blogs I am now following. She has good utube videos on colouring, but I did not need that bit. So this is what I am now using.
It is by Canon and is comic book art boards. (expensive but well worth it - I am a convert. Polly if you want to try a sheet let me know. Here is my very first creation with it.
On Wednesday one of my learners, a lovely lady, came to pick up her certificates and her portfolio. On returning her to her car and wishing her luck with her job search, she opened her boot and presented me with a gorgeous bunch of flowers. It really makes your job worth while when you give so much of yourself and they achieve, but to receive a thank you is the best thing ever. Thank you Debbie. Aren't they lovely.
Someone else who I think a lot of and had asked me to make her some cards, bought me this lovely planner for all my orders. Must get it on the wall and start using it.
I also picked up from Sue's my delivery of foam mount for my stamps that Maz had ordered, thanks Maz and Sue for allowing me to pick it up the next night.

Finally before I end - I was asked to create a going away card for a young lady whose best friend is going to university next week. It is hard when the person has always been with you and they are going to move away. A card is a lovely way to say "I will miss you". So thinking it needed to show lots of sentiments. I ploughed through my MSE unmounted stamps, located one inner and outer and one that just said it all. Before using I mounted these.

Will do a few each time as I go, will finally catalogue them all eventually. My repeats I am taking to Sue's who is going to charge a small fee and put this towards guide dogs for the deaf. Polly also mentioned a swop shop and I was happy to receive a stamp from Maz and will offer her a swop or two before I pass my repeats to Sue.

I then remembered my evening at Polly's and a lovely card we created together and felt I would like to revisit the style. This is what I created.The front with some lovely lace from Rui Tong.
A close up of the words
Even closer of the lovely lace.

This is an MSE inner and outer. But could not resist putting the two together as it just says so much.

Apologise for some of the photography - must improve in this area.

Hope everyone is well and thank you for taking the time to view and read my blog.

Kate xx


Paper Paradise said...

What a mammoth catch up. Glad you found some paper at last, seems it works well with the technique. Thhe going away card is great with the sentiment, nery meaningful. Look forward to the photo's of the dogs too. I'm not even mentioning Christmas cards!!!! lol
Sue x

sam21ski said...

Wondered what you'd beenup to Kate, well now I know. What do you do Kate?

sam21ski said...

I IV and Assess L2 & L3 Business and Admin NVQ's and run key skills and technical certificate workshops xxxx So are you an EV then?

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