Wednesday, 22 July 2009


Well this is the first time i have taken part in this, and i,m a bit ashamed to say that this was my desk last night, and it is still like it now. Thats the pleasure of having a craft room, you can shut the door and leave things out to tidy up later. Which i do intend on doing, after i have made a few more of the card you see on the desk and below. I really like how it has turned out. It was inspired by one of my favourite designers, Dawn Mcvey, in Cards magazine.I changed it slightly, but i do have to say i am loving the kraft card stock cut into cards. I will be making a fair few with this card i can tell you.
This is the card i made last night. Kraft cardstock, white card, blue cardstock cut into thin strips then punched with the Fiskars Effervescent punch, a cirle punched from kraft card, and a swiss dotted piece of white card which i then cut out butterflys with my spellbinders die. I have to say that i like this card and am thinking about making a few sets of cards for friends for christmas, maybe the same cards with different sentiments on them. maybe??? And yes i know, talking about christmas again, but i have to start early as i work in a large school and have many friends who i like to send handmade cards to, and make presents for a few too, also it gets very busy at work with the pupils christmas makes, christmas fair,etc.

Taking a break from christmas gift planning i ventured into my garden with my small camera to see what i could find. Well i very nearly stepped on this beauty, picture a bit hazy sorry.
I have been looking around other blogs lately and have been inspired to start to use my sewing machine again. Now don't get excited i haven't actually used it yet, i just have lots of ideas and have seen lots of beautiful material, i would love to make a quilt to cozy up on the sofa with. So the search for lush material and easy pattern resumes, wish me luck!!!

Monday, 20 July 2009

Well i've made a good start.

Well as the title suggests i have made a start on my christmas cards. I had made some boo bears up already and after buying the winter set in which you get a die that cuts out the hat and scarf, i cut some out and attached them to some of the bears . I think they look really cute and quite christmassy too.

Here is a close up of the cards, i also used the embossing folder to make the word joy. I also swiss dotted a background for the card.
This card was made after i had some inspiration from Dawn Mcveys blog on how to make these flowers, i just changed the colours to resemble a pointsettia. I have also made similiar cards with other colour flowers.

This card is my take on a design in a mag called creativity life, i think. I used my christmas papers that are left over from last year, and used a stamp from my stash. I like this card and think i may make a few more, as i do like to make a few of the same card.
I am enjoying making cards at the moment, especially christmas ones, as there is no pressure to get them finished yet, so i am going to try to make a few a day.
Also to use up my christmas stash left over from last year, as i have been looking at the new releases for this year and i need to make space for some new christmas stash.
I am also thinking about making a travel journal, i have seen a few on blogs and i love ali e's style, so i may be able to do this, this year. I need to get a move on with it as we go on holiday on the 1st August.
Well i am off to make more cards and bash around a few ideas for a travel album.
tfl katharine

Sunday, 19 July 2009

long time no blog post...........

Well i have'nt blogged for what seems like an age. I have been in hospital, having my gall bladder removed, three weeks today. I did not have a very good time of it, to say the least and i won't go into detail, except to say that i was kept in hospital longer than expected and that i do not want to go into hospital again for quite some time.
I have had the last three weeks off work to recover and now i am off work for the summer holidays, so i shall be spending plenty of time in my craft room.
Last week i ventured out to Pickleberry Papercrafts and spent a very pleasurable hour and a half talking to Jane Dean and her friend Helen, so funny and nice to have a bit of a laugh. I am going to make some sock bunnies, see Janes blog to see what these are.

I have started to make some, wait for cards. YES christmas cards, only because if i dont start now i will never get them all made and end up not sending out handmade ones, which i try to do every year. I did manage it two years ago, so i think make an early start. We'll see!!!!
tfl kath x