18 May 2011

Once In a While

Good morning- or afternoon wherever you may be - Today is going to be a beautiful Autumn day here in Victoria Australia- the sun hopefully will be shining (at the moment we have a blanket of thick fog)which is the promise of a beautiful day,the air is fresh but nice and there is no rain or wind- we have had weeks of cold miserable weather here lately it has felt more like Winter than Autumn. 

Todays card is one I mad when I saw the Just Rite challenge colours JustRite Friday Challenge 055- Color - I new I had to use this paper-it has all three colours in it and it is so beautiful-I cut out the white butterfly from another piece of paper and added some Kindy Glitz to its wings to give it a bit of sparkle. The sentiment could be used for so many occasions but would be perfect for a wedding or engagement I think. I have used a small piece of May Arts ribbon I received in a bundle of off cuts I won earlier this year- they are just the right length for cards with very no wastage-love that.image            here is a closer view of the sentiment, butterfly and ribbon                image

Card Info- Card base Cream cardstock; Papers-Grace Taylor, bits from stash; Stamp- JustRite Garden Fairy Wishes cling Stamp set; Ink- Staz on Timber Brown; Spellbinders Petite ovals and scalloped petite ovals; Ribbon May Arts and stash; Lace –stash;Punch-Fiskars sunburst border punch; Kindy Glitz-Crystalina; foam mounting tape; Double sided tape-X-press IT.

Hope you like it- comments greatly appreciated

Thanks for visiting, Catch you later


Kathy S

17 May 2011

“Creating from the Heart” Giveaway

Have just been catching up on some of the blogs I follow and at “Creating from the Heart” Melissa has a great giveaway – there are a few conditions but they aren’t too hard to comply with so go check it out-http://keepsakesbymelissa.blogspot.com/2011/05/its-giveaway-time.html by clicking this link it will take you straight to the correct entry but while your there check out all her work it’s amazing- she is one talented girl. The prizes up for grabs are a Martha Stewart all around the page Punch and a $100. gift voucher for Michaels Arts and crafts- wow how generous is that.

Go on over now and check it out but thanks for visiting my blog and hopefully you’ll call again



Kathy S

14 May 2011

All For Love

Just for your information this challenge has been extended until the 15th of May due to Blogger problems – Thanks Julie- she has extended the link options as well as the comments.

I think this may be too late for the challenge now- I have been trying to upload this post for two days and have not had any luck with blogger GRHHHHH this morning I tried and yey it loaded so here it is anyway- I hope you enjoy.

Flourishes stamps are releasing their new stamp sets this week and have a few fun things to enter for the chance to win them- one was a sort of bingo  called Let’s get 3 in a Row!where you picked a line and made a card using the three objects in that line on your card. Well I had a hard time choosing which line to use and finally settled on the centre row going down- pink,flower and lace and now looking at the grid it could also fall into the bottom left to top right grid of die cut,flower and scallop I think the only things missing from this card that are on the grid are ribbon and buttons- I actually had them out to include but it just didn’t look right where i wanted to put them so I ended leaving them off. I didn’t have any proper flourishes in pearls so I made my own with the pearl strips they look a bit wonky but that just adds to the handmade look right, and the lace is actually stuff I bought years and years ago and have in my stash- I think I paid $1 for the lot and there is metres of it some in short lengths others in longer lengths- it was all tangled up (that was why it was so cheap I think) and I carefully untangled it and wound it on a card- I have used a heap and still have so much left

clip_image002                    clip_image004     If you want to enter this competition you only have until this evening to do so as it finishes at 4.00pm on 13th-  follow the link above to find out the rules.

The new releases are so great – a wedding one and a fishing themed one so far and I think the other for this release is Labels and borders

Details of my card are - card stock –white cut down to 5 1/2’’ square (finished size) ; papers Grace Taylor- not sure of the name of the collection; Stamp- Flourishes  Hearts and Flowers set;Ink -Versa mark watermark , Staz-on Jet Black; Colours- Lyra Aquacolor water colour crayons, deluxe chalks-I’ve had these for years; Rhinestones- Kaiser, Pearls- Basics strips – Kaisercraft, Flower brad-heidi grace love blossoms; Dies- Spellbinders Blossom Nestabilities set, Lattice Borderabilities petite, fancy Tags- one of my U3A ladies has this die set and cut me several of each of them- thanks Doreen; Other- Lace- from my stash, X-press IT double sided adhesive, foam mounting tape.

Thanks for visiting, Catch you Later


Kathy S