30 June 2010

Apron card and bookmark.

   I finally got to spend 3 hours in my craft room last Friday morning because I needed a card to wish one of the teachers at school all the best because she was leaving- as I work in the food technology (or Home Economics as it used to be called) area and so did she I tried to think of something appropriate to make for her as well as include something small as a gift -I thought of a gift card but as she doesn't live in my area a gift card would probably have been a waste so I thought I would try something else. So I started checking my emails and other blogs for inspiration and came across the JustRite Inspiration Blog and they had a challenge for bookmarks a week or so ago-which gave me the idea of a gift- I know she reads and also enjoys cooking  then scrolling down I saw an entry from Jennifer Mitten who had designed her card in the shape of an apron and a bookmark as a circle so of course I just had neon lights flashing in my head and thought this was perfect for the gift and the card - you can find all the details at Jennifer's blog -Another JustRite Stampers Challenge and then I check my emails I can't believe that JUGS  ("Just us Girls") are having a challenge Jugs 39 - Template Challenge - I didn't use the template they provided but check it out it's a great one.

Sorry the pictures are a bit blurry as I really had to rush to get the card and bookmark made and then take the pictures as well as make something to eat for a small party they were giving her after school finished.  I hope you like these and thanks Jennifer for the inspiration. I tried to make the bookmark to look like a recipe book - I put magnets inside the folded cardstock and then covered them with paper so you couldn't see them and then thought I'd just write a small note inside saying" Let me keep your place" so they sort of clip over the top of the page and magnetize to each other holding the page on the spot. I put the bookmark in the pocket as in the photo   posted on blog 100_3379     posted on blog 100_3378  posted on blog 100_3382   100_3376

Recipe: Pale Green Cardstock- Office works;Papers-DCWV-Endless Summer Matstack and The Glitter Stack;Brown Handmade paper- unsure of origin it was one of the first papers I bought years ago and have just resurrected from the bottom of my stash of browns, pink scraps from stash; Stamps -Just Rite stamps; Punch- Martha Stewart Doily Hearts; Other-Lace- from stash- dyed with Vintage Photo Distress Ink. Ink for stamp- Cre8tiv Gold; Glues and Tapes-double sided tape and foam mounting Tape and Helmar 450 Quick drying adhesive; Ribbon-Value Craft.

When I gave it to her she loved it and I had tied the ribbons at the back to make it look realistic- she didn't realize it was also a card LOL until I suggested she untie the ribbons- she was delighted and so were all the other staff there.


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Catch You Later


Kathy S

24 June 2010

It's the journey that matters

I am trying to post this for the third day now- for some reason it keeps timing out- I am so fed up with my computer at the moment and feel so frustrated GRHHHHHH!

Thank you to all the loyal visitors who have visited and left a comment in the past. They are greatly appreciated and if you wish to leave one please do at the end of the post. I was hoping to have more regular posts but that is not likely to happen at the moment sorry.

Just thought I'd better post another card to let you all know I am still here on this earth. I am sooooooo sorry to those who visit to not have been posting but my life is like a roller coaster at the moment and I have no idea when it's going to settle down. I thought I was in a sort of routine Hah! what a joke- I haven't even been near my crafting things since my last post- except for this past weekend which was spasmodic at its best. I finally got in there on Monday to finish a commitment for someone but will tell more about that at a later date hopefully.

This card I made months ago and never posted, but I think it's kind of sweet. I love this sentiment and the meaning behind it. It could be used for so many things but a sympathy or thinking of you card comes to mind.



Recipe :- Card Base- Local Office supply store A4 200 gem card cut in half -Size 10.5cm x 15 cm

( 5 7/8”x 4 ¼” approx)

Papers:- Craftworks design papers- from a local discount and glossy card stock for butterfly, normal A4 printer paper coloured with alcohol inks for the stamped image.

Stamps- Just Rite Harmony Classic Circle Stamper III 3 ¼” set ( Sentiment); Grace Taylor Nature Girl set-(Butterfly )

Other:- Inks- Memento Tuxedo Black and Versa mark; Embossing Powders –Zing Green Metallic Finish; Adirondack Alcohol Inks- Sunset Orange, Sunshine Yellow and Raspberry; Ribbon- off cut of selvage of taffeta material pleated; Jewels- Kaiser craft

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Catch you Later

Kathy S.