Tuesday, 27 September 2011

We're heading for a heatwave.....

or so the weather forecasters are telling us ......... but I have my doubts.  My neighbours must have thought I was nuts this morning the back of eight as I am hanging out washing in the Scottish drizzle, but I was thinking I was the smart cookie as Carol, the BBC weather girl told me it was going to bright & sunny by 10am and I smugly drove to work daydreaming that on my return I would have lovely dry clothes smelling on the sweet Autumn air!  - Alas, I have returned home to a sodden line of clothes, wetter than what they went out!!!!  Indian Summer, my eye! ....lol..

Anyway,  how ya all doing in Blogland, hope all is well.  Not had much chance to play this end, with the nights drawing in I will have to start making a real effort to go to my table in the evenings instead of sneaking off to my cozy bed. However I have managed to do this card over the weekend.

The image is an adorable older one from Sugar Nellie, "Picking Apples" I think she is called.  The backing papers were a freebie out a magazine I treated myself to at the weekend.  Paper flowers, sentiment and card candi's are from stash.  The challenges covered are:-
Hugs
Kaza.xxx

Monday, 19 September 2011

Baby Girl

Evening peeps.  First day back at work today after my holidays, struggled a bit to get up as it is alot darker in the mornings now and colder .... brrrrr..  especially since I was showing off my tan on my bare legs - tights tomorrow me thinks ...lol..

The stamped image is an Anita's wooden stamp I think (one pound out a bargain bucket).  Gingham paper from stash.  Little one embossing folder & buttons embossing folder from Cuttlebug.  Round Nesties, Sizzix Paddle Punch Teddy Bear Diecut.  Pink Pram ribbon and sentiment from stash.  The challenges covered are:-
hugs
Kaza.xxx

Saturday, 17 September 2011

Clean & Simple Xmas

Good afternoon peeps, hope all in well in Blogland and you all are enjoying your weekend whatever you are up to.  I have had peace and quiet today with Barry being at the Golf and then headed off to the football.   I am out with the Girlies this evening to a Take That Tribute night - should be great fun as this will be the third time we have seen them.   A bit of a sore head has been booked for tomorrow and a day on the sofa.... so I am trying to cram in as much crafting today..lol.

Just a quick card to show you today.  The embossing folder is one I picked up off the internet so not sure who makes it.  Silver buckle is from Wild Orchid Crafts.  Embossed ribbon is from Papermania with gems and sentiment from stash.  The challenges covered are:-
Hugs
Kaza.xxx

Friday, 16 September 2011

Cute Teddy Card

Back again .... and as I'm typing this have noticed how the nights are starting to draw in, it is nearly pitch dark already.... gonna have to start getting ready for my hibernation... hehe..  Just had to pop the heating on as well for a wee blast of heat.

This was a cheeky quick card to make.  Have used  one of Lili of the Valley's diecut squares and added some Diamond & Silver Stickles to it.  Poinsettia, holly leaves and berries are from Wild Orchid Crafts.  Sentiment from stash and the backing papers are from DCVW.  Other tools used are Square Nesties and Holly embossing folder.  The challenges covered are:-
Hugs
Kaza. xxx

Vintage Wedding

Good afternoon again peeps with my second post for today, making up for lost time me thinks ... lol...  Still a miserable day outside, even the pussycats have decided it is a day to be snug and warm as they are both upstairs sleeping.  

Both the swing and bride images are from Whiff of Joy.  The backing paper is from K & Co.  Roses are from Wild Orchid Crafts as is the charm.  Ribbon, doillie and sentiment are from stash.  Other tools used are Heart embossing folder and a Nestie swirl diecut,   The challenges covered are:- 
Hugs
Kaza. xxx

Pink & Black Christmas

Good morning everyone, well trying to smuggle the sunshine back with me from Rhodes did not work as it is pouring with rain here in Scotland.  Had a wonderful time on the Greek island - will post some pics on  later -  was such a shame it always passes so quick ..... nevermind ... I have a few days left before back to work on Monday - so craft time!!!!


The image is a Manga stamp from Funky Kits given a bit of extra sparkle with Gold & Diamond Stickles, backing papers are from DCVW (I think), big snowflake is from a Marieanne Creations diecut decorated with a pearl brad and the small snowflakes are made by using a X-cut punch.  Velvet black ribbon from stash and sentiment printed off computer.  Other tools used were my Square & Oval Nesties and Cuttlebug snowflake embossing folder.  The challenges covered are:-
Here is just a piccie from our balcony, the view was gorgeous and could sit there for hours on end just watching the world go by....
Hugs
Kaza.xxx

Sunday, 4 September 2011

Hello ......

...... Can't believe I have been missing in action from Blogland for a wee while. Have been a bit busy with charity stuff, wedding invites, commissioned cards and trying to get the card stock pile up for the next stall date in a few months.  Hoping for a day of play this afternoon (fingers-crossed) as I should really be packing my case for my holidays next week - off to the sun - woohoo!!!!

This one of the commissioned cards I have been doing but managed to sneak a few challenges into it, hehe.  The remit for this one is a Goth Ballet dancer,  this was the closet I could find in my box of stash.  It is a stamped image I have had for ages (think I received it in an image swap so I'm afraid I don't know the maker).  The backing papers are from DCVW, stick-on clear gems from stash,  tools used are Musical notes Sizzixlits diecuts and a Nesties Swirl diecut.  The challenges covered are:-
Hugs
Kaza.xxx