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