Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Aww Shucks... Thanks Clare!

Just want to say a BIG THANKS to Clare for the award she sent me! Twas just the boost I needed on such a TRULY rubbish (work related) day! So 'Thank you'!

So to keep the chain going, here are my 5 random facts...

1. I don't do Spoons - those who know me well understand, for those who don't feel free to ask, but it's a weird one.
2. I have no sense of smell... none whatsoever! It just stopped working when i was about 14!
3. Have had a weird connection to Jelly Tots since I was a child, they always made me feel happy! Still cannot go a Christmas without a large tube of them!
4. I cannot cope with food that 'pops' when you eat it... Tomatoes, peas, grapes etc. Bleurgh!
5. I'm a bit weird when I comes to hobbies, I collect them. I find something I like doing, totally immerse myself for varied periods of time and then never do them again. List of hobbies that have sadly bitten the dust include, Swimming, Photography, writing and attempting to grow plants.

Thankfully my passion for cardmaking and varoius other papercrafts is sticking around, and hopefully my skills will continue to develop. Especially with the constant inspiration that is circling blogland!

Awards I'd like to hand out are to

Nichole and the Girls @ Papertreyink, they provide me with great inspiration and amazing products which I love dearly

Clare, my new crafty friend! It's great to have you and your family around for inspiration and a good ol natter!

Liz @ Pink Petticoat, this was where my crfating obsession began. Liz designs some amazing printable cardmaking supplies that got my creative juices flowing originally!

All the guys and gals at Papertake weekly challenge, and Mojo Monday as layouts are the one thing that stumps me, so what better way to give you that creative boost you need than with these great sketches!

Thanks for reading!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Christmas is around the corner...eeek!

I know it's been a LONG time since my last post, but I have been rushed off my feet between my full time job, creating a stock of cards for my very first Craft Fair, organising family days out and get-togethers between Bristol & Wales and the endless list of things we women do, my blog has sadly been neglected.
But... I am here today to inundate you with photos of my first batch of Christmas cards, which I sold 80% of during the Craft Fair.
So thank you to everyone who has supported and inspired me over the last few weeks (ladies, you know who you are!) and I would also like to 'Thank' in advance any of you delightful people I met in Keynsham on Sunday who purhcased my cards, complimented my designs and took my contact details.
It really meant a lot! So enough of my babbling and on to the cards...

This little set of cards was created using my newly purhcased Christmas Button Bits stamp set, cardstock and Buttons by PapertryInk. These ladies are truly outstanding! They all have such a flair for unique design and an eye for unbeatable quality! I shall certainly be purchasing more!!

This is one of may favourites and was inspired entirely by one of the amazingly talented PTI Design Team. This was also my very first attempt at embossing! So many Thanks to Clare for that! (Happy Claps all round!)

As you can all undoubtedly see, i have a bit of an addiction to Kraft as well at the moment, but it just blends so deliciously with the Christmas colours...!

So a quickie run-through for all the fatastic materials i've have the pleasure of using for these cards are...
Stamps: Christmas Button Bits - PTI
Cardstock: Pure Poppy, Scarlet Jewel, Ripe Advocado, Berry Sorbet - PTI & Kraft by Bazzil.
Buttons: Ripe Advocado, Pure Poppy, Scarlet Jewel, Berry Sorbet - PTI
Ribbons: Random bits from local fabric store.

If anyone have any comments, questions or suggestions, feel free to leave a comment.

Thanks for stopping by,

Kirsty x

Monday, October 12, 2009

First Christmas themed card of 2009...

Second Post of the night... Makes a change, as it's normally weeks apart!

Here is my first Christmas card of 2009! After seeing this week's sketches on 2 Sketches 4 You and especially Cheryl's Bonus Sketch I was inspired to break out my new Cosmo Cricket Jolly By Golly papers.

These papers are so sweet and teamed with this gorgeous little moggy from Wildrose Studio it creates a sweet simple Christmas Card!

Thanks for stopping by... x

Mojo Monday Contest #108

Hey all,

Here is this weeks entry to Mojo Monday's sketch challenge.

Have used a selection of Basic Grey Sultry papers and my key ingredient... Kraft!

Good luck to everyone who enters, theres some tremendous entries as always!

K x

Friday, October 9, 2009

Mojo Monday Contest #107

I've just received the new Basic Grey Wisteria collection and i'm loving it, i've only just begun to scratch the surface!

Can't wait to experiment some more!

This entry is in aid of the Mojo Monday Sketch Challenge!

Some gorgeous entries ladies, well done everyone.

Recipe: Basic white cardstock, Basic Grey Wisteria paper, Basic Grey Wisteria Cardstock stickers, Nestabilites large circles, Martha Stewart doily lace punch, Papermania gems.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

I'm back..for good (hopefully!) MOJO103

Hiya all,

I've been really struggling with my creativity lately, have barely been able to look at my crafting stash let alone create anything worthwhile.

But my Mum's Birthday is just around the corner and felt I should make her something special. So I've invested a few pretty pennies in some new goodies... Sizzix Big Shot, some Nesabilities and some gorgeous papers to mention but a few...!

As I've been in such funk, I've been thoroughly cruising loads of crafty blogs for inspiration. All I can say is "WOW"!!! Its amazing to see the amount of talent that's out there to peruse.

As they have inspired me so much please check them out in my new 'BLOGS I ADORE' section.

Admittedly, I've been a little cheeky and have also used this newest card as my entry for this weeks Mojo Monday sketch challenge! Good luck to everyone who's entering!

Please let me know what you think...

Recipe: Papermania Cardstock, K&CO Speciality Papers, K&CO Grand Adhesion's and Rub-ons, Ribbon, Nestabilities label 8 & Martha Stewart Doily Lace Punch.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Here's one of my recent cards, which i'm using for the Blog candy entry on Charmed Crafts blog!

Absloutely love this range of stamps, so endearing! You can't help but smile!!

Amazing Blog Candy on My Paper Projects blog!!

Everyone needs to check out the blog candy on My Paper Projects blog and Charmed Crafts blog!!!



Papertake Weekly Challenge Entry

Hi everyone,

Here is my new Blog! As before, my very first post is my entry for the most recent papertake weekly challenge.

I've choosen the colours red, balck and white as you can see!

Could not resist adding this little sentiment to the Pink Petticoat image to welcome someone into their new home!