Sunday, 31 December 2017

Posy Patch

Hi Everyone,

Well it's New Year's Eve already, I don't know about anyone else but Christmas already seems so long ago the week has flown by.

I finally got some time in my craft room today and after clearing my desk of the mountain of Christmas papers I sat down to make a few cards for challenges. The first one was for the current challenge at Less is More which features a sketch.

For my card I have used a Heartfelt Creations stamp set called 'Posy Patch'

There are 3 different sizes of flower stamps in the set and I used the middle size for this card, I stamped with Memento Onyx and coloured with Promarkers.
The sentiment is Pink Petticoat (now The Lovely Studio)
The tiny dewdrop gems were not originally planned but when I had completely finished the card 3 pesky little flecks of black ink had appeared... so annoying lol

So I would like to enter this card into the following Challenges

Less is More - Challenge #360/361

That's all for now, thanks for looking,

Hugs, Kaz xxx

Sunday, 24 December 2017

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to All of You !!


Happy Christmas Eve !.....I have just popped in to share my last Christmas card of 2017 and this one is especially for all of you :) to my lovely crafty blog friends, teamies, followers and visitors throughout the year.
Speaking as someone who is stuck in the house 90% of the time because of my back/mobilty issues my blogging means the world to me and all of your visits and wonderful comments and emails mean more than you will ever know ! I appreciate each and every one of you and look forward to sharing more with you in 2018 :)

So this card is just for you......Cheers !

Hope you all have a wonderful Christmas with family and friends and I will be back soon,

Hugs Kaz xxx

Saturday, 23 December 2017

Zoe Driving

Hi Everyone,

I will be back in a bit to share my last Christmas card of the year but first I thought I would share something other than Christmas !

Our neighbours daughter recently passed her driving test (which makes me feel old as she was just a toddler when we moved in Lol ) so I thought I would make her a card using a fab image from Digistamp Boutique called 'Zoe Driving'

I coloured her with Promarkers and used Lawn Fawn papers 'Lets Polka Mon Amie' The L plates came with the main image and I fussy cut them out and popped up on foam pads. Finished with a computer generated sentiment and some pearls.

Hugs, Kaz xxx

Friday, 22 December 2017

Challenge #61 MAWTT - Anything but a Card !

Hi Everyone,

I'm so sorry this is posting a day late, it was scheduled to post yesterday but for some reason it didn't
:(  Probably more likely to be operator error than Blogger error to be honest since I have never scheduled a post before...will try harder next time !

Anyway a new Challenge has started over at MAWTT Challenge Blog and the theme this time is 'Anything But a Card'
There are some lovely prizes from my talented teamies up for grabs so it's definitely worth entering

For my DT project I made a set of gift tags using a Clearly Besotted stamp and die.

I started by cutting some round and scalloped tags from white and mint green card using CB tag dies, I then stamped the penguins, hats and scarves using Versacolor inks and die cut with the matching die, I added the penguins to the white tags with foam tape for a bit of dimension and stamped the sentiments. I used fine silver satin ribbon to thread the pairs of tags together and finished each one with a couple of sparkly punched snowflakes.

Looking forward to seeing all of your wonderful creations over at MAWTT, you have until January 3rd to get your entries in.

That's all for now,
Hugs Kaz xxx

Monday, 18 December 2017

Skater Mice

Hi Everyone,
Hope you all had a good weekend and are not in too much of a panic about next week !
We had a lovely visit from my brother yesterday to exchange pressies and cards, he lives in Birmingham and we are in Kent so quite a run for him there and back in the same day but it was great to see him even if it was only for a couple of hours :)

I recently won this gorgeous House Mouse stamp from the lovely Diane so I thought I would make a card for the latest challenge using it

I used paper from a £1 The Works pad (Bargain !) Clearly Besotted snowflakes and sentiment, Josy Rose nail heads.
You can't see in the photo but I have given the scarves, gloves and ice a coat of Wink of Stella and it's really sparkly.


HMFMC #256 - ATG or Anything Christmas
The Cutie Pie Challenge #118 - Stars /or Snowflakes
Glitter 'N' Sparkle Challenge #270 - Traditional Xmas colours
Winter Wonderland - Anything Christmas Goes
The Holly & Ivy Challenge #21 - Anything Christmas Goes

That's all for now,

Hugs Kaz xxx

Saturday, 16 December 2017

Penguin Love - My Time to Craft Challenge #361

Good Morning Everyone,

We have a new challenge starting today at My Time to Craft and the theme is Christmas so we are hoping for lots of entries ! :)

This is my DT card using one of the LOTV Simply Print images

I matted my background papers (not sure of make as I found them in my snippets box) onto black card and wrapped that with silver grey organza ribbon. The image and sentiment were matted onto christmas red card. The sentiment is from DigiStamp Boutique.
I added some Clearly Besotted snowflakes and pearls to finish.

Pop over to the Challenge blog and check out all the lovely creations from my talented teamies and we look forward to seeing your entries :)

Hugs Kaz xxx

Wednesday, 13 December 2017

Cute Penguins

Hi Everyone,

My daughter is absolutely penguin mad so I used some fun DigiStamp Boutique penguins  'Teeny Penguins' for her Christmas card.

I also used a DSB's Snowy Background too which I printed out to fit an 8 x 8 card and matted that onto turquoise pearlescent card. I added a bit of Stickles to the snow and printed and fussy cut 3 of the cute penguins and added them to the snow banks.


DigiStamp Boutique December Competition - Anything Goes
Christmas Cards All Year Round December Challenge - Anything Christmas
The Holly and the Ivy Challenge #21 - Anything Christmas
Glitter and Sparkle Challenge #269 - Winter

That's all for now
Hugs Kaz xxx

Sunday, 10 December 2017

Christmas Lantern

Hi Everyone,

Hope you have all had a wonderful weekend and not too much of the white stuff !

When I saw the new "Less is More" challenge was also One Layer week I thought I would join in as I have never attempted one before. The theme is Candle/Light so I used a lovely lantern image from Beccy's Place.

I printed onto Papermill Super Smooth card and coloured with Promarkers, I gave the inside of the lantern a coat of Wink of Stella to add a bit of sparkle and the sentiment is from a DSB set.


Less is More - Candle or Light

Will be back in a bit with yes you have guessed it another Christmas card ;)

Hugs Kaz xxx

Friday, 8 December 2017


Good Morning Everyone,

I only have a few more Christmas cards to share with you now so I thought I would give you a break from them today and share something different.
My brother is an archery judge so for his birthday I wanted to do something archery themed, I trawled the net and found a suitable image and this is the card I came up with

I used my circle dies to cut the target and two different Clearly Besotted sets to stamp the sentiment which I heat embossed with clear powder.

I'm pleased with how it turned out and I'm pretty sure my brother will like it, that's one of the things I love about card making...that you can personalise a card to people's hobbies etc

That's all for now
Hugs Kaz xxx

Thursday, 7 December 2017

'Twas the Night Before Christmas - Challenge 90 MAWTT

Good Morning,

A new challenge starts today on the MAWTT blog and for this challenge Emma has chosen the poem 'Twas the Night before Christmas' as the theme.

I was really excited to be asked by Wendy recently to join Team A so I am here with my first DT card :)

I used the line 'The stockings were hung by the chimney with care'

I used a LOTV pre-coloured image 'All Cosy and Warm' and some lovely Jennifer Ellory papers that were a magazine freebie, a Joycraft Stocking die which I cut once in red and once in white and pieced together. Joanna Sheen Snowflake peeking out behind the sentiment which is from the very generous Annette of  Netty's Cards .

You have until 6pm on 20th December to enter the challenge so do pop over to the blog to check out my teamies gorgeous creations !

Bye for now,

Hugs Kaz xxx

Tuesday, 5 December 2017

Snow Cute

Hi Everyone,

I have a couple of Christmas cards to share today that I made for an order, I'm really loving the Simply Print sheets at the moment :)

I used 'Snow Cute' and 'Happy Reindeer' for these cards. Various freebie papers and Joanna Sheen Snowflakes.
The sentiments are computer generated.


2 Crafty Critter Crazies - Anything Goes
Crafty Sentiments - Anything Goes
CraftyhazelnutsChristmasChallenge - Anything Christmas

That's all for now
Hugs Kaz xxx

Sunday, 3 December 2017

Mulberry Wood

Good Morning Everyone,

I have a couple more Christmas cards to share today using some Mulberry Wood stamps that were a magazine gift.

I have coloured with Promarkers, the green paper is from The Works and the gorgeous tree paper is from a Bobunny pad that was also a magazine freebie. The sentiment is DigiStamp Boutique. Punched snowflakes and ribbon from stash.

This one used papers from the same The Works pad as above, the sentiment stamp was from the same MW stamp set.
Ribbon, pearls and button from my stash.

I'd like to enter this second card into the following challenges


Fab'n'Funky #373 - Christmas
Christmas All Year Round December Challenge - Anything Goes

Have a great Sunday :)

Hugs Kaz xxx

Saturday, 2 December 2017

My Time to Craft #360 Challenge Sketch

Hi Everyone,

This post was meant to be much earlier in the day but I have had nothing but trouble with our BT hub today, it has been close to being launched out of the window on several occasions Lol and in the end I had to walk away before I did !

Anyway today is the start of a new challenge at My Time to Craft Challenge Blog and this time we have a lovely sketch for you to use

Here is my DT card

I used one of my favourite Alf images from DigiStamp Boutique which I coloured with Promarkers, papers were from two different pads from The Works, buttons from my stash.
Sentiment was computer generated.

Look forward to seeing your lovely creations over at MTTC,

Hugs Kaz xxx

Pretty Baubles

Hi Everyone,

When I saw the challenge at Merry Monday with the colour combo I knew I wanted to make a card as Turquoise is one of my favourite colours (it is even the colour of my craft room walls)

I used some magazine freebie bauble stamps for my card

I stamped the baubles and sentiment from the same set with Versamark embossing ink and then heat embossed with Wow embossing powder in Chartreuse, Turquoise Sparkle and Metallic Silver. Matted onto my favourite silver glitter card and added a few clear gems to finish. The turquoise powder is really glittery IRL unfortunately that doesn't show up brilliantly in the pic. I took loads of photos to get this one the camera just wasn't liking the sparkle !

Be back later,

Hugs Kaz xxx

Friday, 1 December 2017

Gnome for Christmas !

Hi Everyone,

Hope you are all well, I have a card to share today using the 'Cute Folklore Set' from DigiStamp Boutique.

I used a couple of the gnomes and the sign from the set and coloured with Promarkers, the papers are from a The Works pad and I added a few Joanna Sheen snowflakes.

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges :

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Anything Goes
Craftyhazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge December - Anything Goes 

That's all for now,
Hugs Kaz xxx

Wednesday, 29 November 2017

Sparkle and Shine

Hi Everyone,

I have another simple Christmas card to share today using a Woodware set, I think it's called Bubble Tree ?
I have had this stamp for about 3 years and never used it

I heat embossed the tree and sentiment in silver and coloured the bubbles/baubles with Promarkers, they then had a liberal coat of Wink of Stella but unfortunately that doesn't show up in the photo :(
A few clear gems just balanced the top right corner.

That's all for now,
Hugs Kaz xxx

Tuesday, 28 November 2017

Christmas Kisses !

Hi Everyone,

Today I'm sharing the Christmas card I made for my hubby using a Kenny K image called 'I'm Dreaming of a Wide Christmas'  Lol as soon as I saw it I knew it would make him chuckle

I coloured her with Promarkers and used some freebie papers matted onto black card, I doodled some stitching around the image and sentiment which is from DigiStamp Boutique. I'm lucky in that he likes to see ribbon on a card so I could get away with the bow and then finished with some Joanna Sheen Snowflakes and red gems.

I really love how this card turned out and he loved it too :)


As You Like It - Favourite Colour (Red and green is my favourite Christmas combo and I love to colour red !)
The Holly and the Ivy Christmas Challenge - Anything Christmas Goes
Craft-Dee BowZ November Challenge - Add a handmade Bow

Bye for now
Hugs Kaz xxx

Sunday, 26 November 2017

Poinsettia and Sparkle

Good evening Everyone,

Hope you have all been having a wonderful weekend, I have been in my craft room all day today so I thought I would pop back to share a few of the cards that I made.
I was looking through my Christmas stash and I found a magazine freebie set of background stamps which I hadn't inked up yet so I started with those first.

These first two are 5x5" cards

This one was stamped in Versafine Onyx Black and embossed with clear powder, I then coloured with Promarkers and matted onto black card. I popped it up on foam pads to the top half of the card and stamped the Clearly Besotted sentiment underneath. Finished by added gold liquid pearls to the flower centres.

This one was stamped in Versamark and embossed with silver powder, the sentiment is from a Woodware set. I cut the Joanna Sheen snowflake from a snippet of the sparkly silver card and finished with a green gem.

The next 3 cards were made using the DSB set 'Cute Family Banners' as I needed more flat cards

Only a tiny bit of colouring on these and a liberal amount of Stickles on the hats.

Be back tomorrow with another couple of Christmas cards, I must be nearing the end now ......

Hugs Kaz xxx

Under the Mistletoe

Good Morning Everyone,

My card this morning is one I have made for my bestie and her hubby using a DSB image 'Henry & Zoe Xmas Kiss'

It's an 8x8 card, the image is coloured with Promarkers and matted onto more of the silver sparkle card from yesterday's card and then onto deep blue card. I also cut the Memory Box 'Snowflake Corners' from the sparkle card as well. The papers are lovely freebie foiled ones I found in my snippets box, I only had 2 strips so I have added the other strip to cover the gap.

That's all for now,
Hugs Kaz xxx

Saturday, 25 November 2017

Santa Alf !

Hi Everyone,

As many of you know I adore DigiStamp Boutique's character Alf so my Christmas makes had to feature him eventually lol

I've kept him fairly CaS positioning him to one side of the card and coloured him with Promarkers

I added a sentiment from another DSB set and matted him onto some of the gorgeous Papermill silver glitter card, it is so sparkly IRL , I used a Clearly Besotted flag die to cut a banner to match.
Some little red nail heads finish it off.

Do you ever make a card and wish you could send it to yourself because you don't want to part with it ?? Lol well this is that one for me :)

Challenges - to follow

That's all for now,

Hugs Kaz xxx

Tuesday, 21 November 2017

Christmas Mouse House

Hi Everyone,
I'm still in Christmas card mode so I have an 8x8 card to share today with another LOTV Simply Print image

I have used Kaisercraft Christmas Wishes paper matted onto gold pearlescent card and Joanna Sheen snowflakes cut from gold vellum. The sentiment is DigiStamp Boutique.

This card will probably be on its way to one of my aunties in Spain I think, hopefully it will arrive earlier than last yr's middle of January lol

That's all for now,
Hugs Kaz xx

Sunday, 19 November 2017

House Mouse

Hi Everyone,

Hope you are all well and have had a great weekend :)

I have a Christmas card to share today using a little House Mouse image, I bought this stamp years ago but when it arrived it was a lot smaller than I thought and I didn't think I would ever use it but I found it again recently so I thought I would ink it up. I'm glad I did as it is really sweet.

I coloured the image with Promarkers and added Wink of Stella to the baubles which sadly you can't see in the photo. I also added Icicle Stickles around the edge and also the edge of the sentiment.
The papers are from a Bobunny pad 'Silver & Gold Collection'
I matted everything onto red card and finished with a little satin bow and pearls from my stash.

I would like to enter into the following Challenges:

House Mouse & Friends Monday Challenge #254 - Anything Goes

Thanks for the heads up Annie :)

I need to really crack on this week to get the rest of my Christmas cards finished, I'm determined that I won't be posting them last minute like last year !

Bye for now,
Hugs Kaz xxx

Saturday, 18 November 2017

Winter Birthday - My Time to Craft Challenge #359

Hi Everyone,

I'm back with my second post of the day to share my DT card for the new Challenge over at My Time to Craft  that starts today.

The theme is Winter Birthday and this is what I came up with

I used one of the new LOTV 'Modern Misses' ...this one is February but as it is a January birthday I have used the sentiment for that month. The plaid paper I found in my snippet box...I seem to have been using so many snippets lately but for some reason the box isn't getting any emptier lol
The wood effect paper is from a pad I got from The Works for £2 and it is such good quality, really thick paper. I matted onto Teal card and used a Martha Stewart punch for the border. The image is coloured with Promarkers and popped up on foam pads and I did some faux stitching around the sentiment.
Some lovely blue organza ribbon and pearls from my stash and thats it.

Don't forget to join us for the challenge, we look forward to seeing your creations !

I'm off into my craft room for the rest of the day now hopefully, enjoy your weekend
Hugs Kaz xxx

Santa Jingles

Good Morning Everyone,
I have another Christmas card to share this morning using a Pink Gem pre-coloured image 'Santa Jingles'

This is a little 5x5 card, paper is from my snippets box matted onto navy card. The dies used were Clearly Besotted and Joycrafts. The little sentiments come in the Topper kit.

That's all for now, I will be back later this morning with my DT card for the new challenge at My Time to Craft that starts today :)

Hugs Kaz xxx

Friday, 17 November 2017

Festive Cards

Hi Everyone,
I have a set of cards to share today that I made using a free kit from one of the magazines, I think it was a Hunkydory kit. I must admit I don't usually even open these but I really loved the colours when I saw it and I really enjoyed putting these cards together so I think I will probably do more in the future.

I just added ribbon and pearls/gems from my stash and a bit of card to matt and I have 10 quick cards for my Christmas box :)

That's all for now
Hugs Kaz xxx

Thursday, 16 November 2017

James and Snowman

Hi Everyone,
Where on earth has this week disappeared to ?!! I can't believe it is Friday tomorrow already and Christmas is definitely hurtling towards us at a slightly scary rate lol

With that in mind it's probably not a surprise that I have another Christmas card to share today, this is made using another LOTV Simply Print sheet 'James and Snowman'

This is another 8x8 card which I matted with smooth Kraft card, the papers are The Works and the Snowflake die is Clearly Besotted. Sentiment is DSB. Ribbon and pearls from stash.

I plan to use the smaller images to make a smaller set of cards and tags as I did with the previous image but time has been short this week.

That's all for now,
Hugs Kaz xx

Monday, 13 November 2017

Singing Robin

Hi Everyone,

Thank you for all the lovely comments on my last post, I hope you have all been having a lovely weekend. It has been non stop rain here again and hubby has been hiding in his workshop at the end of the garden as he couldn't do anything outside so there was nothing else for me to do but spend the day crafting...bliss :)

I recently bought quite a few of the Simply Print Christmas images from LOTV in an effort to boost my card count and also I thought they would be ideal for making my large 'special' cards for family.
The first card I have made is for hubby's parents

I used a lovely gold silk finish 8 x 8 card blank from Anna Marie Designs, the paper is Kaisercraft and is from a lovely freebie booklet in a magazine recently and I have matted that and the image onto navy card although it looks black in the photo as the lighting was bad again. I found the cute little heart die-cut in my snippets box (the die was another magazine freebie from 2 or 3 years ago now) and the pearl brad came from The Range. The gold organza ribbon I wanted to use was a bit too sheer on its own so I used it with a slate grey one underneath and I really like the effect.
You can't quite see in the photo but I added Stickles to the snow on the birdhouse and branches and also around the base of the tree.

As the Simply Print images print out over 3 sheets and I still need tons of Xmas cards I got my batch making head on Lol and thought while I was at it I would use the 4 smaller images to make some cards for my box and also slimming club's box.

I used various snippets of paper to make these very simple cards, keeping them nice and flat for postage I just added a few little snowflakes from a little punch my friend picked me up at a bootfair.
The 'Believe' sentiment is a freebie one from Annette at Netty's Cards, check out her blog here she has kindly produced lots of lovely sentiments and templates for crafters to use. The other sentiments are freebies from Buddly Crafts.

Then because I was on a roll I decided to make myself some cute little tags from the really small images, I cut them using a Clearly Besotted die.

The little sentiment is also CB.

That's all for now,
Hugs Kaz xx

Sunday, 12 November 2017

Exciting News !

Hi Everyone,

Hope everyone is having a fab weekend, we have had rain all day so I have been hiding out in my craft room :)
I have some exciting news to share ! I was thrilled recently when Shell asked me to join her Design Team over at her My Time To Craft Challenge blog
I'm a bit nervous as it's my first time on a DT so I hope I can do a good job :)

So I'm here to share my 1st DT card with you, the theme this fortnight is Paper Piecing and the challenge ends on 17th so you still have time to play at Challenge #358

I used a Woodware stamp for my card and lots of paper snippets from the ever growing mountain in my craft room ! You can't quite see in the photo but I have coated the berries with Glossy Accents.

As I had to stamp the bird several times to get the different pieces I made two other cards at the same time for my Christmas box, I didn't add ribbon to these ones so they are flatter for posting.

So that's 2 more for my Christmas stash !

That's all for now,
Hugs Kaz xx

Friday, 10 November 2017


Hi Everyone,

I have another lot of 'batch' cards to share with you today, first a set of Snowglobe ones that I made using a fairly recent freebie set from a magazine.
I'm sorry about the photos I'm having a lot of trouble with the settings lately plus I couldn't seem to get a photo without shadow (I really need a photo tent Santa if you're reading this ;) )

On this one I stamped the outline globe stamp in Versafine Onyx, then stamped the separate scene stamp then embossed the whole thing with clear powder. I then just added a touch of colour and Stickles to the snow. I realised after I stamped and embossed the image that I now had black snowflakes oops so I went over those with Stickles too.

Same image but embossed in Metallic Silver Superfine powder and matted onto navy card.

This one is again stamped in Silver and matted onto some gorgeous sparkly silver card from Papermill Direct. I'm totally in love with this card, it doesn't shed at all but unfortunately it only comes in packs of 5  sheets so I have been stroking rather than using hehe

On this one the globe is embossed with SuperFine Gold powder and the scene stamped in Versafine Onyx again, matted onto soft sheen gold card. The gems were added because I managed to get a black ink splodge :(

The sentiments on these cards are Clearly Besotted.

That's all for now,

Hugs Kaz xx