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