Sunday, 30 December 2012

Back Again

Hi folks, back again, this time on the old faithful PC.  My first time blogging on the ipad wasn't a great success.  I will have to do a bit more research into trying to put pictures on and linking.  Good job I start my evening course at the end of January for web design, might get to know a few tricks from the teacher ... lol...

The fabby digi image is from Kenny K Downloads, coloured with my whisper pens.  Backing paper is from DCVW and also used was my round Nesties and peeloffs.  The challenges covered with this quick CAS card are:-

Kaza. xxx

New beginnings

Morning folks, well hear goes, I apologise in advance if I muck this up, just going to try and work it out why to link as I go along.  Lol. Xx.  I am hoping this machine will help me blog quicker and therefore more often, but then again it cold be just me that is no good with techno things.

The stamped image is from lili of the valley, backing paper is from a Forever friends paperback. Flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts. Tools used were, Martha Stewart border punch, Script and Divine Swirls embossing folders, and Book-a-trix board for the bookmark.

The challenges covered are:-

Fingers-crossed this now works as I have been trying for 2 days to post this  

Kaza xxx

Saturday, 29 December 2012

Help Required from my Techno Blogger Friends

Evening peeps, hope everyone had a joyous Christmas.

Santa has brought me an iPad to help me blog. Unfortunately I am not very good and have got as far as downloading the blogger app. I can add photo but cannot figure out how to link to other blogs for the challenges - help!

Kaza xxx

Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Simply Quackers

Evening peeps.  Had a wee play with this gorgeous Penny Black stamp that has been stuck away in the cupboard, coloured with my paints.  I think it is just ideal for making thank you cards.  The backing papers are from Papermania.  Green ribbon and peel-offs are from craft stash.  Tools used are, chalk inks, Nesties, Martha Stewart Border Punch.  and Swiss Dots embossing folder.  The challenges covered are:-
Kaza xxx

Saturday, 17 November 2012


Morning peeps - It's Saturday - Yes!!!!  Lots of little jobs to do in the house this morning as getting a house full of visitors tomorrow.  I'm trying to work out what to feed them, as anyone who knows me knows that I am hopeless in the kitchen, could be beans on toast for breakfast, lunch & dinner   I can still,  hopefully, have this afternoon to play, play. play!!!

The froggy digi image is from Kenny K Downloads, coloured with watercolour pencils.  Backing paper is from a Papermania paperpack.  Sentiment printed off computer.  Tools uased are my Circle & Square Nesties and my Swiss Dots embossing Folder.  The challenges covered this morning are:-
Kaza. xxx

Thursday, 15 November 2012

I Think I'm Turning Japanese (I really think so)

Evening all  - and yes, I still haven't finish my orders - Chief Procrastinator Extraordinaire that's me!!!  I have even borrowed Lesley's (aka Pinkles Dreams) Bigshot to help hurry me along a bit so fingers crossed I should have them done by the end of the weekend.

This is one of the stamps I treated myself to from the Lili of the Valley stand at the SECC, Glasgow back in October and I have had twitchy fingers waiting on a time to use her.  The backing paper is from Papermania and the pink flower is from Wild Orchid Crafts.  Gold ribbon, pearls and coin are from stash.  Tools used are my Rectangle Nesties, Leaf Punch and a Bamboo Effect embossing folder.  The challenges covered are:-
Kaza xxx

Wednesday, 14 November 2012

Do Do Do the Funky Gibbon ...

Afternoon peeps - can't believe its the middle of the week already and I'm not nearly half way through these card orders - gosh, I can really spin them out cant I!  I keep finding other wee jobs to do instead of getting stuck into them.

While tiding up my stash at the weekend, I came across a Kanban sheet of animals which I have had for yonks and yonks, so I decided to make a concious effort to use it.  I managed to make four cards out of it, which this is one of them.  The backing paper is from a Docrafts paperpack and tools used were a Cuttlebug embossing folder and my Circle Nesties.  The challenges I have entered it into are:-
Kaza. xxx

Monday, 12 November 2012

Butterfly Thanks

Afternoon peeps, happy to be joining you all today with a wee quick card I have managed to sneakily make while I should be doing  two big card orders for The Brionni Trust - shhh! - I will get back to them this afternoon - eventually!!!

The butterfly is an image from stash pile, coloured with my paints and covered with Anitas 3D Gloss.  The backing paper is from DCVW.  Tools used are my rectangle & oval Nesties.  The challenges covered are:-
Oh well, that's my break over - back to the table
Kaza. xxx

Saturday, 10 November 2012

Baby Blues

Afternoon peeps, popping on while I have the chance this weekend.  The house is all topsy-turvy at the moment as we are getting new heating in over the next few days -  I have about six jumpers and four pairs of socks at the ready to throw on just in case it gets a bit nippy!!.  I am having to move all my crafty stash out of the cupboard where the boiler is kept.  Me feels I am going to have great fun rummaging all through it and coming across things I didn't even realise I had!

This is a cheeky wee quick card I had done using a Forever Friends 3D Element, in't he a cutie.  The  checked blue paper is from the bottom of my scrap drawer and the button brads, ribbon and gems are from stash..  The cute elephant charm is from Meiflower.  Tools used are my circle & scallop circle Nesties and a embossing folder.  The challenges covered are:-
Kaza. xxx

Sunday, 4 November 2012

Twinkle Twinkle Little Star

Evening peeps, how you all doing.  Winter has definitely arrived, with all the leaves off the trees and the frosty mornings ....brrrrr .... thinking about it just wants me to snuggle up inside mu duvet.

This quick wee Christmas card was made using one of Lili of the Valley's pre-coloured diecuts, handy as my colouring-in mojo has left the building (another reason why I have not been on).  The gel stars and rik-rak ribbon are from stash.  The challenges covered today are:-
Kaza. xxx

Saturday, 27 October 2012

Baby Stepper Card

Afternoon peeps.  Just back from one of our Christmas Craft Fairs with The Brionni Trust, and we managed to raise £73, not to bad for a few hours work and that it wasn't very busy.  One down and one to go tomorrow.  Just posting this while having a well deserved cup of coffee and swithering whether or not to head up to my table for a wee play.

Had a great day yesterday at the Hobbycrafts Craft Show in Glasgow.  Stocked up in all my essential items and managed to grab a couple of bargain buys at the same time.  Surprised myself though - I never indulged in a must have purchase *note to self* must try harder the next time! .... lol.. 

Now, I warned you all I was into making Stepper cards - and there's another one, a boy's christening card.
The main image is a diecut image from Lili of the Valley.  The little teddy bears & ducks are cut from funky foam by Sizzix Paddle Punches and decorated by using Liquid Pearls and a black marker.  The challenges covered are:-
Kaza. xxx

Sunday, 21 October 2012

Golfer's Glory

Morning peeps.  How is everyone.  Sorry I have not been on as late, I have been up to my eyes in reindeer, snowman & ghost poo!  The Brionni Trust has two (yes two) craft stalls next weekend on Saturday & Sunday so I'm manicly trying to make items to help fill the table.  I had plans to make so many other gift items but have quickly ran out of time...... * Note to self * Start making gifts for next year in January

Barry is doing really well after his operation last week to is going back to work tomorrow (Monday).  He had a quiet celebration for his 40th birthday as wasn't really up for a big bash.  This is the stepper card I made for him since he is a keen golfer.

The digi image is from Kenny K, coloured with my whisper pens.   The diecut trophy & fence shapes are from stash as is the metal stars. Metallic confetti is recycled  from last year ( My 40th\) .  The Scoreboard I made designed myself off the computer.  The challenges covered are:-
Kaza. xxx

Friday, 12 October 2012

Don't Mess with my Tu-tu

Afternoon peeps - Yay! - It's the weekend - Whoop Whoop! Hope you are all looking forward to it.  I am playing Nurse Nancy this weekend.  Barry had an operation on his nose yesterday (which was also his 40th Birthday) and has been discharged today so I am at his beck and call for the next few days until he is back on his feet.  I am hoping to get a few hours in for playing though - fingers crossed.

This card is one I had made a week or so ago but never got round to blogging.  I am loving making stepper cards just now.  The beautiful decoupaged image is a Paintbox Poppets one from Crafter's Companion.  The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts.  Sentiment printed off computer and the pearls are from stash.  Tools used are the Script embossing folder from Cuttlebug and Marianne Creations Swirl Diecut.  The challenges covered are:-

Paperplay Challenges  -  Simply Cute
Totally Gorjuss  -  Anything Goes

Kaza. xxx

Thursday, 11 October 2012


...........I have made it into the Top 3 at Fab 'n' Funky Challenge this week - wearing my badge with pride...... xxx

Sunday, 7 October 2012



Apologises for not being on Blogland for a while,  for a wee change I've had a diary full of night outs so not had much chance for a wee chance to play at my table.  I have also been doing a few commissioned cards for peeps which I can share with you all when I can get the chance...

Also we nipped away on a weeks holiday to Lanzarote which was great.  We needed a week to relax and enjoy some kind of sunshine.  Was a bit of a shock to the system though landing back in Glasgow to freezing weather ..... brrrrrr ... heating straight

So this weekend I have been looking forward to getting all sticky and covered in glitter easy pleased me!  Last week was a week of 70th Birthdays with Barry's mum and my mum hitting this milestone. This is the Easel Card I made for Maisie, Barry's mum to mark her special birthday.  

The sentiment was printed off the computer, Flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts, Gems, peeloffs & ribbons are from stash.  Tools used are leaf punches, embossing folders & Oval Nesties.  The challenges covered are:-
Hugs & Cuddles
Kaza. xxx

Sunday, 19 August 2012

It's a Whole New World

..... and to be somewhere exotic laying on a beach sipping a cocktail would be lovely with someone fanning me down, and peeling me a grape would be a Brucie Bonus.  but back to reality, its Sunday already and back to work tomorrow.

We, The Brionni Trust, have a card stall next Sunday the 26th at Tilly Market Traders, Devonvale Hall, Tillicoultry and I have been busy trying to do some stock cards so unfortunately not had much time to play I have however done this card which I am entering into the following challenges:-

The digi image is from Kenny K, coloured by my whisper pens.  The backing paper is a scrap off a scrapbooking sheet.  The camera & suitcase brads are from stash.  Tools used are Nesties and an embossing folder.  

Have a great Sunday.
Kaza. xxx

Friday, 10 August 2012


Hooray!!  Summer is here at last - well, for a couple of days at least so hoping to make the most of it this weekend.  My friend Lesley (aka Pinkles Dreams) has hood-winked me into a shopping trip tomorrow (boohoo) -  to the new Hobbycraft shop that has opened in Falkirk, (Yeehaw, I can handle that type of shopping!!!) and maybe a wee bar lunch could be on the cards too ... hehehe.  

This stamp I have had for ages and I am afraid I don't know who it is from. I added some Stickles on the flower to glam it up a bit.  The papers are from Papermania.  Ribbon & charm are from stash.  The challenges covered today are:-
Kaza. xxx

Sunday, 5 August 2012

Sunday Already

Where goes the weekend go! .... I must admit it has been spent must of the time playing with new kitty Woody, he is a cheeky chap and definitely been here before  He is also the reason I've not done must crafting this week either. Onyx and him are getting on great but Jazz still is still wary of him - doesn't help that Woody charges after him like an annoying little brother!

I did have a little chance to play yesterday afternoon.  I used this beautiful flower stamp which was a freebie out a crafting magazine, coloured with my pencils.  The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts. Metal butterfly charm is from Meliflower Crafts with the peel-off sentiment and ribbon is from stash.  Tools used are Oval Nesties, embossing folder and MS zig-zag border punch.  The challenges covered are:-
Kaza. xxx

Saturday, 28 July 2012

Happy PJ Day!!!

Good morning, or is it afternoon - I have had a long lie as I was up late with friends and when I came home I watching the Olympic Opening Ceremony which I had recorded so is was the back of 4 when I drifted off to sleep.  I thought it was quite good personally and I loved the humour it incorporated, Mr Bean cracks me up all the time  

So since I am still in my pj's I am going to officially make today  National PJ Day!!  So folks you can take it nice and easy today and craft away at your hearts content and you don't have to feel guilty about leaving that washing, ironing, etc... to another day...hehehe ... (well that's my excuse for body-swerving the housework

I really quite like this CAS card, It has been a while since I have played with some of my Sizzix dies so I had to scrape the dust and stoor off them.  I gave the little house some texture my running it through an embossing folder.  I just used up some paper scraps and again used a different embossing folder for the background giving it a good rub with sandpaper to show off the brick effect. Peel offs, brads and hinge are from stash.  The challenges covered are:-

Fab 'n' Funky Challenge  -  No Stamped Image
Daring Cardmakers  -  House that Jack Built
Papertake Weekly  -  Make Your Own  (embellishment from a die)


Thursday, 26 July 2012

Fairy Good & Woody's Vet Visit

The fairy image is from Lili of the Valley, coloured with Whisper pens with an added touch of clear Stickles on the wings.  Patterened papers are from scrap drawer, flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts.  Butterfly confetti, peel offs and gems are from stash.  Tools used are Nesties, chalk inks and MS Border Punch.  The challenges covered are:-
Woody had his first visit to the vets yesterday, he was a very good boy getting his jags and Mrs Vet gave him a good check over.  Unfortunately she discovered he has dis-formed elbows, the poor mite.  We knew when we got him there was something up with his front legs, but it doesn't stop him getting about - if anything he is the wildest of the three at that age!!  The vet said that only time will tell how it will affect him, probably in the form of arthritis.  It just means he has to get lots of extra cuddles

Kaza. xxx

Wednesday, 25 July 2012

Footie is back on the Box ....

..... technically yes, as the Olympics kicks off (pardon the pun) with the women's football today.  It is just a few week away for the actual football season starts (silent punch in the air - peace on a Saturday afternoon and the pre-season friendlies have already started .  So to help celebrate the start of the Olympics I have made this football card.

The image is from Lili of the Valley coloured with my paints.  Diecut trophy is from Sizzix and Card Candi  is from stash.  The patterned paper is from scrap drawer.  Tools used are Nesties and embossing folders.  The challenges covered are:-
Kaza. xxx

Tuesday, 24 July 2012

Seashells, seashells on the sea shore ....

Morning Peeps - the sun is trying to peep out from behind the clouds this morning, but still very breezy here,  a braw washing day - as they say  I have officially passed my cold onto to Barry, so the pair of us are sniffling away - should really put a big X on the door - unclean!

This seashell stamp is part of a clear set that I have in my stash but have no idea to whom/where it is from.  I inked it using my chalk inks to give it a soft tone feel.  Blue gems are from stash and the strip of patterned paper from scrap drawer.  The challenges covered are:-
Kaza. xxx

Monday, 23 July 2012

In the Summertime

Day one of my holiday at home and surprise surprise, it's pouring with rain - Typical.  Onyx & Jazz are getting better everyday with Woody, through I don't know how as he is a wee tyke and troublemaker to them

The image is an Elizabeth Bell one from Sugar Nellie.  The backing paper and ribbon was a freebie from a Craft Magazine.  Flowers and brads are from craft stash.  The challenges covered are:-
Kaza xxx

Sunday, 22 July 2012

It's a Jungle out there

Morning peeps!  Hope you are all having a great weekend.  Typical - I'm on holiday from work for a week  now and I'm full of the sniffles with this darn cold... lol...

The cheeky monkeys are clear stamps from Hero's and the zebra & big leaf  is a Stickeroo from Penny Black.  The backing paper is from a Forever Friends paperpack.  Tools used are my Circle & Rectangular Nesties and Swiss Dots embossing folder.  The challenges covered are:-

Top Tip Tuesday  -  It's all about Circles
Crafts 4 Eternity  -  Crazy Circles
Totally Gorjuss  -  Leaf it in!

P.S. - My top tip is when cutting out my images, especially when there is small tricky bits, is to use nail scissors as they have a curved blade which I find helps.

Kaza. xxx

Thursday, 19 July 2012

Meet Woody .......

............ the newest member to our gang.  He is fitting right in - as he's daft as a brush!!!!

The first couple of days were a wee bit tense as Onyx and Jazz didn't really appreciate a new lodger, but Woody & Onyx had breakfast together this morning with just a couple of hisses (and that was because Woody was trying to attack Onyx's tail!!!

And Jazz and Woody spent some time on the bed together this evening which I am well chuffed at.  He is so funny and is fearless.  

He is the reason I haven't done any crafting this week.  I an hoping for a wee craft-a-thon on Saturday but I'm not getting my hopes up as Woody has already decided that my craft stash is an excellent playground!!

Kaza. xxx

Sunday, 15 July 2012

Penny Black Flower Power

Happy Sunday to everyone, hope all is well with everyone.  Hoping for a lazy afternoon today and maybe a wee bit of a play as I have not been at my table for a wee while.  This is a card I had made but not managed to blog yet.

The fabby image is one that I really love but not used in a long, long time.  He is from Penny Black, coloured with my paints.  The backing papers are from Papermania.  Flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts.  Dollie & Gems from craft stash.  The challenges covered are:-
Kaza. xxx

Saturday, 7 July 2012

It's A Dogs Life!

Yep! It's raining again, surprise surprise  I have a feeling that one or two campers at 'T in the Park' will be collecting their tents from out the trees as it was quite a breezy one last night!!!  I don't envy them one bit, much prefer my cozy bed these days than roughing it under a bit of canvas and the thought of those Port-a-loos makes me shudder!!!

To brighten the mood from the typical Scottish weather I have tried to use bright cards on this card,  The image was a freebie from a craft magazine coloured with my paints.  The backing papers are from DCVW.  Flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts. The cirular sentiment is from LOTV.  Sticky rik-rak ribbon from stash.  The challenges covered this morning are:-

Wednesday, 4 July 2012

Get Well Henry

Evening peeps, Just finished watching Andy Murray go through to the semi-final at Wimbledon - well done Andy.  All we need is a wee bit Cliff Richard and we are all set

The Henry Mouse image is from Whiff of Joy, The backing papers are from Papermania.  Flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts.  Paper ribbon, gems and sentiment are from stash. The challenges covered today are:-

Kaza. xxx

Tuesday, 3 July 2012

Something Fishy

Evening peeps,  was going to do a bit of an experiment and try and schedule this post, but I chickened out at the last

Love this Tilda mermaid image from Magnolia, coloured with my paints.  Inked around edges with Azure chalk ink and popped on some sequins from stash to act like bubbles.  Backing paper is from Little Claire Crafts.  Seahorse and shell are from stash, as is ribbon and sentiment.  Tools used is leaf punch and embossing folder.  The challenges covered are:-

Digi Stamp Anniversary

Morning peeps, just a very quick post before heading off to work.  Meant to post last night but was too tired I could hardly keep my eyes open.

The digi stamp couple is from Bugaboo, coloured with my whisper pens.  Backing paper from DCVW, Ribbon from Meliflower.  Card Candi from stash.  Tools used are Embossing folders are Nesties.  The challenges covered today are:-
Kaza. xxx

Sunday, 1 July 2012

Birthday Blooms

Good morning - July! and the sun is shining (in between a few clouds ... lol).  Hope this is the start of summer now, we can only hope I suppose.  The schools here in Scotland have now finished up for their summer holidays,  and the local music festival, T in the Park is next week so it usually has 'rain' written all over it!

Well, I had a lovely evening last night, catching up with the family while celebrating my niece, Denise & Ross's Wedding. The bride was beautiful and a good night was had my all.  Earlier in the day I had seen Louise, the other bride, going into the church and she was stunning as well.  May both couples have many happy years together... xx.

This image is a pre-coloured diecut from Lili of the Valley. Patterned paper is from Papermania.  Flower, brad, ribbon and gems from craft stash.  Tools used are Divine Swirls embossing folder and Martha Stewart border punch.  The challenges covered are:-
Kaza. xxx

Saturday, 30 June 2012

Weddings Galore

Morning peeps!  Wedding belles are in the air well and truly today as both my oldest niece and a friend are having their biggest day today!!!!  Unfortunately I can't manage along to both so I am going to pop along and see the beautiful  Louise going into the church and then rush home to get ready for my Niece's Reception up at Coupar Angus.  

I'm really looking forward to day, not only to celebrate the beautiful Bride & Groom but to catch up with all the family.  We never really get together so this will be fantastic optionality to catch up with everyone.  

The wedding couple image is from Sugar Nellie. Flowers and Pearl Spray thingys are from Wild Orchid Crafts, as is the metal butterfly  The diecut swirls are from Marianne Creatables. Round sentiment stamp is froom Lili of the Valley.  Tools used are Divine Swirls and Script embossing folders, Oval and Circle Nesties  and a leaf punch.  The challenges covered with this card are:-

The image for this card is from Lili of the Valley.  The diecut hearts are from Marianne Creatables.  Gems and ribbons are from stash.  Tools used are Divine Swirls embossing folder and Oval Nesties.  The challenges covered for this card are:-
Hope you all have a wonderful weekend and hopefully back tomorrow.

Take Care
Kaza. xxx

Monday, 25 June 2012

Coffee Time

Evening peeps, just a very quick post tonight before I pop off up to bed, I haven't stopped yawning all day so an early night for me.  This is a cheeky wee card made using Lili of the Valley pre-coloured diecut images - they a fabby for quick cards.  The Backing papers are from Papermania.  Ribbon from stash and sentiment printed from computer. The challenges covered are:-
Night All - Sweet Dreams
Kaza. xxx

Sunday, 24 June 2012

Forever Friends

Morning peeps, popped on first thing to share this card I made recently.  The image is a Forever Friends sticker from Papermania, as is the backing papers.  Sentiment printed of the computer.  Flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts and ribbon is from stash.  Tools used are Divine Swirls embossing folder and Rectangle Nesties.  The challenges covered are:-
I have a few commissioned cards to make today so I am hopefully to pop on again later on.  Hope you all have a good Sunday.

Kaza. xxx

Saturday, 23 June 2012

Summer? .... Where? ....

Good morning everyone, hope all is well in Blogland with you all.  Well, that's the longest day past and the  nights now are going to start to draw in!?!  Hard to believe isn't it! Where has this year (and summer) done!! Thinking to myself that I will have to start on - *whispers* - Christmas cards soon - sshh!!! but that seems to really wish the year away

Last Sunday we had our Brionni Trust stall at the Scribblers Picnic, Stirling,  a really good fun day despite the rain and we managed to raise over £138.00 - thanks for everyone's support and donations.

Since the weather has been totally pants, I decided to do a summery themed card to cheer myself up.  I've done quite a Clean & Simple card as I wanted to show off the papers (freebie from a crafty magazine).  I coloured the Magnolia image with my whisper pens so it was bold & bright.  The sentiment is printed off the computer and the sunglasses embellishment is from crafty stash.  The challenges covered today are:-
Hopefully I will be back on later day.  Barry is apparently going to treat me to lunch but we will wait and se

Kaza. xxx

Monday, 11 June 2012


Evening peeps, some of the challenges just now are putting me in the mood for re-packing my suitcase and jetting off again to Greece, unfortunately I was not one of the two lucky winners of the Euro Millions this weekend so daydreaming will just have to do

The image is a Miss Anya from The Greeting Farm.  The backing paper is from DCVW.  Eiffel Tower & Suitcase diecuts from Stash as is the pearls.  Tools used are Square & Oval Nesties and a star embossing folder.  The challenges covered are:

Kaza. xxx

Sunday, 10 June 2012

Green Gorjuss Girl

Evening peeps, back again with my 2nd post of today.  I am trying so hard to make as many quickie stock cards as I can for our charity stall next week but there are so many fabby challenges on at the moment I have had to take some time out just so I can have a wee play.

This image is one of my favourites out of the Gorjuss Girl range from Sugar Nellie.  I have coloured her with my  bargain paints (£2.99 from The Works - and I have had them for at least 5/6 years  Backing papers are from the Clare Curd Range from docrafts.  Flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts.  Pearls, card candi and ribbon are from stash.  Tools used are Oval Nesties and Leaf Punch.  The challenges covers are:-
Kaza. xxx


Good morning folks.  I'm back nice and refreshed after my break away to sunny Greece.  It was fantastic, food, wine and sunshine!  I did try to pack the sun in my suitcase to bring home but failed - sorry peeps!  So back now to jumpers and thick socks

I had a lovely afternoon yesterday with Lesley (aka Pinkles Dreams) having a wee crafting session and a good bleather and this is one of the cards a managed to make.  The digi image is from Kenny K coloured using my whisper pens.  The backing papers are from Papermania (I think) and the sentiment is from stash.  Tools used are Rectanguar & Oval Nesties and Swiss Dots embossing folder.   The challenges covered are:-
Kaza xxx

Sunday, 27 May 2012

Celebration Time

Morning peeps.  How lovely has this weather been?  It feels so weird that just a week or so ago  we were in the minus degrees and now we are in the twentys - Scottish weather!!  It has put me in the holiday mode for jetting off to Corfu tomorrow morning.

We, the charity, had a fantastic night last night at our Race Night with over £1000 raised.  I on the other hand was not so fortunate I had seemed to pick all the donkeys and they are still running .... lol..  

This is a commissioned card for one of the girls at work for her daughter who has her First Communion today. The beautiful image is from Sugar Nellie, isn't she just adorable.  The diecut bible I bought from ebay.    Gems, peel offs and sentiment was stash.  The tools used was Nesties and an embossing folder.  The challenges covered today are:-
I hope you all have a lovely weekend and see you all when I get back.

Kaza. xxx

Sunday, 20 May 2012

Clean & Simple Stock Cards

Back again, this time with a sample from a batch of cards I had done for stock from The Brionni Trust as we have a stall coming up at The Scribblers Picnic, Stirling on the 17th June and panic has started to set in.  I have used the same layout on all of them with different images and colours on each.  

Ideal for this has been Stickeroos from Penny Black.  I also used for quickness (is that such a word?) has been sticky ribbon.  Please don't scrutinise my faux stitching too closely as there are one or two dodgy bits! To help jazz-up the plain card I have used my Swiss Dots embossing folder.  The challenges covered are:-
Kaza. xxx

Step to it!

Morning all, Sunday already, it seems to come round quicker and quicker every week.  Got quite a few crafty jobs to  finish off today so I should really get cracking and then hopefully I should a little play of my own. Trying to cram everything in this weekend as next week we are off on holiday to sunny (hopefully) Corfu, a beautiful island.

This is another commissioned card I was to do,  for a Rangers supporting couple - hence the red, white and blue theme.  The stamp, First Dance, is from Sugar Nellie.  The heart backing paper is from Papermania. .  The  silver heart buckle is from Wild Orchid Crafts.  Other tools used are Swiss Dots embossing folder and Nesties.  The challenges covered are:-

Saturday, 19 May 2012

The Sun has Got His Hat On .....

Hip, Hip, Hip, Hooray!!!  ...... It feels such a long time since we have seen the old so the washing machine is on double time trying to get it out on the line to dry before he disappears again behind some big black clouds.  Even Barry has hurried out to try and tackle the wildness (aka the front garden) - I've tied a bit of string to his waist just in case he cannot find his way back out Oh, I am cheeky!

This goose stamp from Penny Black I've had for ages and I still think it is one of my favourites of theirs.  The circle sentiment stamp is from Lili of The Valley.  The piece of ribbon is recycled off a set of pyjamas it was wrapped around.  The backing paper is from my scrap drawer.  The challenges covered this morning are:-
Kaza. xxx

Friday, 18 May 2012

Back In Action...

.... well, hopefully thanks to Lesley (aka Pinkles Dreams).  After a long time suffering with Blogger/Internet connection issues she suggested switching to Google Chrome instead of Internet Explorer and - fingers crossed (and toes) - it has worked and I can get back to normal -  Hip hip hooray!!!!!.

While I have mentally been throwing the computer out of window lol,  I have been busy making quite a few commissioned cards which all funds go to The Brionni Trust.  We have got  a busy time coming up for the Charity with a Race Night on the 26th May and then we have a stall at the Scribbler's Picnic, Stirling on the 17th June - we will have to get cracking making some more cards for stock for there as it a great day and lovely to see some regular faces.

Well, enough babbling on and get onto some crafting.... this is one of the commissioned cards I had to do on my list which is for a 21st Birthday.  The image is a Kenny K digi stamp coloured with my watercolour paints.  I had a little problem as I don't have promarkers, copics etc... so when colouring the printer ink on the stamp starting to bleed - oops - fingers crossed it is not that noticeable.  The stripey paper is from DCVW and the CD is an old recycled one.  The musical notes on the CD are peeloffs and the metal star is from stash.  The challenges covered are:- 
Kaza. xxx

Sunday, 6 May 2012

Morning Madness

Good morning, good morning, good morning to everyone.  Hope you all are enjoying the weekend - especially if you are off for the Bank Holiday Monday.  Sorry I have not been on as of late, I don't know if it is me or Mr Blogger but I am having great difficulty in loading up sites, so slow and they keep not responding  (I am starting to get paranoid - hehehe).  So hopefully in a couple of hours time I would have actually posted this!!!

This easel card is a commissioned card for someone at work.  The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts.  Embossing folder, I think is from Craft Too.  Diecut swirls are from Marieanne Creations.  Also used was my oval Nesties.  Ribbon and pearls are from stash.  The challenges covered today are:-

Kaza. xxx