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Saturday, 12 April 2014

Totally Gorjuss - 231 - Charming.

Hi everyone. Sorry I've not been around but while I'm recuperating from my operation I'm just lazing around watching stuff I've got on Sky+ and knitting and crocheting. I must show you my latest crochet blanket since I've remembered to take a photo of this one!

But it's Saturday again and time for another challenge at Totally Gorjuss. This week we'd like to see a "charming" card. Maybe you'd like to use a charming image or add a charm, it's up to you. We're sponsored by the lovely people at Crafters' Companion so I hope you can join us this week.

Here's what I made this week. Isn't that charm sweet!

I used :-
Image and sentiment :- LOTV.
Colouring :- Promarkers.
DP :- Forever Friends.
Pearls :- Hobby House.
Ribbon and charm from stash.

Thanks for looking and I'll pop back later to see what's been happening on my favourite blogs. I can't believe it's about 2 weeks since I did any catching up! I didn't really have much time to go online when I was at Catriona's and then I was in hospital from Sunday to Friday and we had no internet access. And unfortunately since I came home I've been very lazy. Not, I hasten to add because I don't feel well but just because I'm lazy! As I said I've had lots of recorded programmes to watch. I've also been conscientiously trying to go out for at least one walk every day! It feels really funny to go for a walk without the dogs but I think it'll be quite a while before I can take such big strong dogs for a walk. I think the worst bit is not being able to drive at the moment. I can't even jump on a bus because the main road is over a mile away. My friend has been very good and taken me to the nurse and other people have also said don't be stuck. But somehow I don't like to bother people. I would happily help anyone who needed help but when it comes to the bit I don't like to be a nuisance!

Catch up later. Have a lovely weekend everyone.

Kat xx

Saturday, 5 April 2014

Totally Gorjuss 230 - White on White.

Good morning everyone. I'm a wee bit late this week but I've got my excuse ready! I went into hospital last Sunday afternoon to have an operation on Monday morning. I meant to schedule a post before I went in but we spent the weekend visiting my daughter and when I got home about teatime yesterday I couldn't be bothered. Lazy me!

Anyway here's my card for this weeks challenge at Totally Gorjuss. Our theme this week is "White on White" and we are sponsored by the lovely people at The Ribbon Girl.

Here's what I made. A customer at work asked if I'd make a card for her niece and her husband who are renewing their vows. I made two cards and this is was her favourite. She took the other one too as her sister couldn't find a suitable card either.

I used a favourite weddingy (of course it's a word!) image.

I used :- Image :- LOTV.
Lace :- Ribbon Girl.
Flowers :- Nellie Snellen punches.
Pearls :- Hobby House.
Embossing folder :- Swiss Dots.
Butterflies :- Stampin' Up!

I'd best go and do something relaxing now. I'm trying to catch up on all the tv programmes I recorded while I was in hospital.

Thanks for looking and I'll see you all later.

Kat xx

Saturday, 29 March 2014

Totally Gorjuss 229 - Food/Drink.

Good morning everyone, as you read this I'll be visiting my daughter, son-in-law and grandchildren in Crieff for the weekend. I've been looking forward to seeing them but unfortunately we need to go home on Sunday afternoon. 

This week at Totally Gorjuss our theme is "Food/drink." As you can see on my card it looks as if they're having a party so I thought it would be a suitable image for a birthday card!

I used :-
Image :- LOTV.
Colouring :- Promarkers.
Sentiment :- Judikins.
Candy dots :- Stampin' Up!

Might be nice for a child's card, what do you think?

I've made Easter cards for Poppy and Oliver and I've just finished two little boxes to put some mini eggs in too. I got some of those yummy Lindt bunnies and a couple of tubes of mini eggs too as the little boxes won't hold much and Oliver LOVES chocolate! I know Easter is a few weeks away but I thought that this would save me having to post their presents. Catriona can keep them somewhere safe till Easter.

Sorry I've been such a bad blogger recently! The other week I was out three nights in a row and this week it's two nights. My internet connection is also playing up so if it goes off I just give up, switch off and go off and knit or crochet. This is only part of the reason but I'll explain the rest next week.

Meantime thanks for looking and I'll try to get round my favourite blogs at the weekend. I think Catriona's connection is more reliable than mine so I'll take my laptop with me.

Kat xx

Saturday, 22 March 2014

Totally Gorjuss 228 - For Mum.

Can't believe it's Saturday again already. This week has just flown. As usual my internet connection has been awful and I don't have the patience to wait and see if it comes back on. If it goes off I just lose patience and switch off. But of course I'm missing checking out my favourite blogs so apologies for that. Sometimes I can use it during the day if I'm not at work. I've sneaked on here on Friday morning when I should be hoovering etc!

This week at Totally Gorjuss the theme is "For Mum." I've made a Mum card but I haven't put Happy Mother's Day on it as I don't have a Mum any more or a Mother-in-law. My reasoning is that maybe someone will ask for a birthday card for their Mum! I accidentally bought this stamp from LOTV at the SECC a few years ago. I say accidentally because I didn't notice that the balloons actually said MUM!! Observant or what?

I also used :-
Colouring :- Promarkers.
Pearls :- The Hobby House.
Corners :- Whimsy Die.
Sakura clear, glitter gel pen.

We're sponsored by Fantastic Ribbons this week. If you're anything like me you won't be able to resist popping over to their website for a look.

Well as usual I have work this morning and then a crop this afternoon. Unfortunately my younger daughter is coming out to get her hair cut in the village and she usually likes to go for coffee and cake afterwards. Why do you always get two things you want to do at the same time?

I'll try to visit some of you later if my internet connection allows. At least I'm managing to do my DT work. I'd feel really bad if I didn't visit the people who take the time to enter our challenges. Luckily I can sometimes get online on my iPad, I'm just not keen on using it to post as it seems to like putting my pics on sideways!!

Thanks for looking. Have a lovely weekend everyone.

Kat xx

Saturday, 15 March 2014

Totally Gorjuss 227 - Thank You.

Hi everyone. As usual I have a very temperamental connection so I'll make this brief and hope to come back later after work.

Here's my card for this week's challenge at Totally Gorjuss.

Thanks for looking. Catch you later. I hope!

Kat xx

Saturday, 8 March 2014

Totally Gorjuss 226 - Pink and Green.

Good morning everyone. Is it really Saturday again? Where does the time go? I guess if you can see this it must be Saturday right enough!

So it must be time for another challenge at Totally Gorjuss. Thanks to everyone who joined us last week and don't forget to check if you won. We're sponsored by Crafters' Companion this week so I'm sure you'll want to join us.

I've made a birthday card for my great-niece this week. She'll be 21 on the 15th so I'm in plenty of time, I just need to remember to post it! Great-niece makes me sound ancient doesn't it? I'd like to point out that my brothers are 9 and 12 years older than me and I was only about 14 when my first niece was born lol!

Hope Heather likes her card. What do you think?

I used the banner punch from Stampin' Up! to cut the banners from this gorgeous LOTV paper. The hearts are cut out and embossed with Fashionable Hearts Embosslits from SU and the butterflies were cut out with the Bitty Butterfly punch also from SU. I added a few gems from the Hobby House.

I'll try to catch up with you all this evening. I know I've been a very bad blogger recently and I can only apologise. This afternoon is our WRI group show. Their are 9 institutes in our group and it is very competitive. For once this year I was organised and not rushing to take my entries to my friend on Friday evening. I even had my cherry scones made for the teas. We were at her house on Monday to lay out our co-operative table. This consists of 6 different items and mine was a congrats card for a new arrival. I had to make it in green and lemon as the lady who was making the knitted item made a pram blanket in white, lemon and green random wool. I would have preferred pink or blue but I can see her point as she knitted it for her unborn grandchild and she doesn't know if it is a boy or a girl.

Thanks for looking and for all your kind comments. It's nice to get a bit of encouragement and not feel as if you're on your own lol!

Kat xx

Friday, 7 March 2014

Slap fingers for me!

Sorry for being such a terrible blogger this last week. Well even worse than usual. I've managed to do my DT commenting but that's all. I've hardly even switched the laptop on. I haven't had a good week healthwise and in fact I didn't even get to work last Saturday morning. First time I've ever been off work ill in nearly 18 years. I'm pretty annoyed with myself for having to have a day off but there was no way I could have worked. On the plus side I have worked every day I'm supposed to from Monday till today. I'll explain soon though. I just hope you don't all leave me!!

Kat xx

Saturday, 1 March 2014

Totally Gorjuss 225 - Happy Birthday.

Good morning everyone. Another working Saturday morning for me as usual!

Time for another challenge at Totally Gorjuss. This week we'd like you to make a birthday card. Something we need quite often so I hope you can join us. We're sponsored by the lovely people at The Ribbon Girl. It was my husband's birthday the other day and this is the card I made for him. I can't believe I made such a "lazy" card.

Everything I used is from Stampin' Up!

This afternoon I'm hoping to finish my entries for our big WRI show next Saturday. For once I'm not going to  be finishing things on Friday after work before I can take them to my friend! We're going to her house on Monday evening to set out our table for the co-operative competition so I'll be able to take my entries then and save myself stress.

Thanks for looking and I'll catch up later.

Kat xx

Saturday, 22 February 2014

Totally Gorjuss 224 - Use String.

Good morning everyone. Another week where I haven't achieved very much on the cardmaking front.  I did have an afternoon at the craft group but that involved knitting! I more or less lost my day off on Thursday as it was my day for Messy Church. I had to spend the morning preparing. We were painting on glass jars this month and unfortunately I'm not known for my artistic skills. I managed a rainbow and some flowers. The children enjoyed it so that's all that matters. They went off home with their jars and tealights to light at home.

This week at Totally Gorjusswe'd like you to use string on your card or project. One of the girls at work asked if I'd make a 21st birthday card for one of the young lads who works in the shop when he's not at college. I've used a stamp from one of my favourite stamps sets from Papermania. It's ideal for male cards as it has a good variety of images. Here's what I made.

I matted the image on Real Red from Stampin' Up! The image was stamped with Real Red too as was the sentiment from LOTV. I finished off with some red and white baker's twine from the Ribbon Girl.

I've got a crop after work today so I'll catch up later.

Thanks for looking and I hope you can join us. We're sponsored by the Hobby House this week. One of my absolute favourite places to buy some of my favourite embellishments, pearls and gems.

Kat xx

Saturday, 15 February 2014

Totally Gorjuss 223 - Lovey Dovey.

Hi everyone, I'm a bit late with my post for Totally Gorjuss this week. I'm blaming the weather as one moment I had Internet access and the next it was gone! At least it's working now but my heating is off now, the weather has put it off a few times recently!!

Anyway this week our theme is "Lovey Dovey." ok I know Valentine's Day was yesterday but maybe you've got a card you've made already that you'd like to share with us. We're sponsored by the lovely Tracy at Dies to Die for this week. I love her shop, don't you?

Here's what I made for my husband.

I used :-
Die :- Heart Ensemble from Memory Box.
Sentiment :- Stampin' Up!
Glitter added to heart with a Sakura clear, glitter gel pen.
Ribbon from stash.

I'm off to have a look around my favourite blogs now.

Have a lovely weekend everyone and thanks for popping in to see me.

Kat xx

Saturday, 8 February 2014

Totally Gorjuss 222 - Sentiment as the main focus.

Good morning everyone. I hope everyone is well and looking forward to a lovely weekend.

This week at Totally Gorjuss we would like to see a card with the sentiment as the main focus. Sounds easy..........or does it?! Again I've gone for something very simple. I think this does really mean that the focus is on the sentiment.

I got a bit carried away at the last minute and made two cards to show you this week.

I used :-
Sentiments :- Sassy Salutations from Stampin' Up!
Candy dots :- Stampin' Up!
Colouring :- Stampin' Write markers.
Washi Tape from stash.

I hope you can join us this week. We're sponsored by Crafter's Companion and it's always worth a look at their website to see what goodies they have to tempt you.

Thanks for looking and I'll see what you're up to after work.

Kat xx

Friday, 7 February 2014

For a new baby girl.

One of the girls at work asked if I'd make her a baby card to give to the bosses on the birth of their granddaughter. She said she didn't fancy any of the cards in the shop!

I'd already made mine and had one in my box but I ended up making 2 more to let her choose.

I used some favourite LOTV images that I keep going back to in spite of the fact that I have some new ones.

I used some of that lovely new lace again.

This time I added some lovely pink ribbon.

As I said both images are from LOTV with matching sentiments and coloured with Promarkers. The pearls are from the Hobby House as usual. And I added some glitter to the little mobile on the second card with a Sakura clear glitter gel pen.

CAS again but I'm quite happy with them. I expect you're wondering which one my colleague chose. Well she didn't choose one of them at all. She liked them both but ended up choosing the one I had in my box. It was pink with white ribbon and a pink pram cut out with that lovely Marianne die I used here. Not to worry though cos now I've got an extra baby girl card in my box.

Well thanks for looking. I'll be back tomorrow with my DT card for Totally Gorjuss.

Kat xx

Thursday, 6 February 2014


One of our Messy Church leaders asked me to make her a Valentine card. She's actually going to give a service/talk at a local nursing home so she wanted a large card. She gave me some card which unfortunately she had already folded! I don't know about you but I can't work with card that isn't straight and this wasn't straight in any direction. Unfortunately it was such a big piece of card that it didn't fit in my guillotine or trimmer. I persevered though and got it to a more manageable size. I still wasn't comfortable with it as it is much bigger than the biggest card I've ever made. I left it with my colleague at the post office and Beatrice's husband picked it up today. She sent me a text to say she was delighted with it. Quite a surprise! But you can judge for yourselves as here it is.

I used :-
Hearts :- Nesties.
Butterflies :- vellum and punch both from Stampin' Up!
Sentiment :- Cut out with Cricut.
Pearls :- Hobby House.
Ribbon from stash.

She didn't want anything fancy. Suggested maybe a heart but I couldn't imagine a card this size with a heart so I tried to keep it simple but just kind of size it up from my usual type of card. Anyway if she's happy, I'm happy!

Thanks for looking and I'll see you tomorrow with some baby cards I made for a colleague to give her a choice.

Kat xx

Saturday, 1 February 2014

Totally Gorjuss 221 - Sunny Colours.

Good morning everyone. I don't know about you but it's been a terrible week here weather-wise. It's been rainy, windy and really cold too. People keep talking about snow but so far so good. Fingers crossed it stays away, at least you can still get about in the rain!

Anyway my fingers are cold as I'm typing this on Friday evening so I'm going to make this short!

At Totally Gorjuss this week we'd like you to use "sunny colours." Not the sort of colours I usually use but I think it's worked out ok.

I used :-
Card :- Calypso Coral.
Image :- So Very Grateful
Stampin' Write markers.
Crochet lace trim.
All from Stampin' Up!

Well I hope you can join us this week for this nice easy challenge. We're sponsored by the Ribbon Girl this week so you can be sure of finding something nice to buy if you win.

Thanks for looking and I'll catch up with you all later.

Kat xx

Don't you just love Blogger. This was scheduled for 8.30 this morning!! Thanks Blogger.

Friday, 31 January 2014

Cosy Pram.

Hi everyone, can't believe I've managed to post more than once in the one week! I thought you might like to see another card I made to celebrate the birth of my boss's new granddaughter.

I couldn't resist this lovely baby image!

I used :-
Image and sentiment :- LOTV.
Colouring :- Promarkers.
Pearls :- Hobby House.

Very simple but I'm quite happy with it.

Well best go now and finish my hoovering before it's time to have my lunch and go to work.

I'll see you tomorrow with my DT card for Totally Gorjuss. This week it's all done and dusted and I just need to remember to schedule a post for tomorrow morning lol!

Thanks for looking.

Kat xx

Thursday, 30 January 2014

Big Brother!

No not that one! I don't do so called reality shows. I can't be bothered with that kind of stuff. I don't want to offend anyone that likes that  kind of thing but it seems as if you get every idiot under the sun on these programmes! I've never seen any of them but I've heard perfectly normal people talking about watching them and it makes me despair!!

Anyway here's my "Big Brother" card which I made for my boss's grandson who has just become a big brother. So far he seems quite taken on with his wee sister.

I used :-
Image :- Funky Kits.
Sentiment :- Hero Arts and Stampin' Up!
Colouring :- Promarkers.
Washi Tape.

It's quite simple but boys don't really like anything fancy and this little lad's only 3.

Well I'm going off to a friend's house tonight to do some crafting so I'd best go off and have my tea now.

Thanks for looking.

Kat xx

Sunday, 26 January 2014

Welcome to the world!

My boss's son and daughter-in-law welcomed their new baby daughter to the world on Friday. Not sure if their little boy, Logan, welcomed his little sister but I'm sure he'll soon get used to her! They are calling her Isla. Isn't that a lovely name? So far I've made one card but I have some images stamped ready to make another one plus a "big brother" card. I took some images to my crop yesterday to colour. Unfortunately I forgot to take my Promarkers. What an idiot! Luckily I had my crochet in the car so I just had to do that instead.

I made this today and I must apologise for the photo as you can see some sticky pads under the hood of the pram. Luckily it doesn't look as bad as this in real life.

Pram :- Marianne. One of my favourite dies.
Sentiment :- A Word for You from Stampin' Up!
Lace :- From my local craft shop. Only 20p/metre so I bought 3m and 3m of blue.
Pearls :- Hobby House.

Challenges for this card :-
Less is More :- Sketch.
In the Pink :- Diecuts and Punches.

It's been a funny day here. I mentioned yesterday that our minister was retiring after being here for exactly 40 years. This morning was his last service and in spite of a horrendous morning of wind and heavy rain there was a good turnout. Some people, needless to say, had never seen the inside of the church for many years. Of course they were still very welcome and I'm sure Rodger appreciated their presence.

It was quite an emotional service and at one point Rodger had to take a moment to compose himself before he could carry on. We always have tea and coffee and a biscuit in the hall after the service and when Rodger and Alison and their children, Barbara and Paul eventually managed to reach the hall - it took a while for them to speak to everyone - there was yet another cake to cut and photos to take. Alison says she will be at the Guild tomorrow night for the last time. We will really miss her there, she's a lovely lady and not at all pushy and very much just one of us.

On Friday evening on of our elders presented Rodger and Alison with a scrapbook of their time in Cruden Parish. It's a very, very big scrapbook. The lady who made it was at the crop yesterday and was still finishing it so I was lucky enough to have a good look at it. It's very impressive and I'm sure they will look at it time and time again. It was funny to see some of the people who are still with us who were very young then. It was also fascinating to see all the people who are gone now. We have been here 25 years so a lot of the photos and occasions were familiar.

Sorry to bore you all but this has been an important week for us here in the parish of Cruden in Aberdeenshire!

I suppose I'll need to do my ironing now. I'm hoping to have a bit more time now to craft as I'm officially not working on a Tuesday afternoon now unless I'm need for holiday or illness cover.

Kat xx

Saturday, 25 January 2014

Totally Gorjuss 220 - Furtastic.

Oops guess who forgot to write this post! I posted my card on the DT website at the beginning of the week and meant to schedule this post as I knew I would be out on Friday evening.

Our minister is retiring after being here for exactly 40 years. He came on the 24th of January 1974 and his last service is tomorrow. We had a social evening where various people spoke about things that had happened during the last 40 years. So we had representatives from various organisations and initiatives that Rodger had been involved. We heard from Sunday School leaders, flower festival organiser, the walking group, the craft group, the Guild, the BBs and so on. Rodger himself spoke near the beginning after the choir opened proceedings. They closed with a few songs and solos from The Sound of Music. Especially funny was their take on 16 going on 17 which changed into 60 going on 70! They also had a banner with a suggestion for a name for his new home - "DUNPREACHIN!" The evening ended with tea, coffee, shortbread and a piece of his celebration cake. The congregation and other people from both villages had bought him a top of the range telescope and gave him a generous cheque. This was presented by my neighbour who is the senior elder and who was also on the committee which chose him in the first place. She also made a lovely speech. Rodger and his wife are keen birdwatchers so he was delighted with the new telescope.

Anyway enough waffle, here's the card I made for this week's challenge at Totally Gorjuss. The challenge this week is "Furtastic." Easy, all you need to do is make a card with an animal on it. Now you might think I'm getting a bit ahead of myself this week with a Christmas card in January but I couldn't resist this sweet image from LOTV. And remember we're sponsored by Lili of the Valley this week which is really good as they have some lovely new images just now.

Colouring :- Promarkers.
Pearls :- Hobby House.
Snowflake :- Marianne Creatables die.
Glamour Dust.

I spent ages trying to find what I'd used to make the snowflake as I have lots of snowflakes cut out ready to use. I was really beginning to think I'd never find where it came from lol!

Well better late than never I suppose.

Thanks for looking and I'll be round to see what everyone's been up to later.

Kat xx

Saturday, 18 January 2014

Totally Gorjuss 219 - Pearls and/or Lace.

Good morning everyone. Hope you are all well. I'm feeling quite chirpy as my internet connection is up and running again. There were a few hiccups along the way but with the help of the "helpline" yesterday I got it sorted out at last. Today I posted back two, yes two, routers. The security details for the first one had somehow got messed up and the second one appeared to be faulty. I say appeared because when the third one arrived yesterday and seemed to be faulty too I had to phone the helpline again! This time the chap on the helpline realised that something that should happen automatically when you switch the router hadn't happened so he talked me through what to do and hurray the offending red light turned green. So maybe the second router wasn't faulty but no-one thought of that!

Anyway enough waffle, it's Saturday so it's time for a new challenge over at Totally Gorjuss. This week we'd like you to use pearls and/or lace. Fantastic! I love pearls and lace so it was no hardship to use both on the same card lol! You'll have to excuse the dodgy photo though!

I used :-
Image and sentiment :- Simply Sketched from Stampin! Up!
Coloured with Rose Red, Garden Green and Basic Black Stampin' Write markers.
Lace :- Ribbon Girl.
Pearls :- Hobby House.

As you can see I've gone for the CAS style again. I think it's perfect for this lovely image. I did some paper piercing round the image. I don't often do this and you can probably see I'm not very good at it.

I'm still using my dodgy old laptop but I have a lovely new laptop sitting here just begging to be used. I ordered it last Thursday directly from Dell and it arrived on Monday. The courier actually brought it to my work as I had left a note on the back door in case he came when I was out! I think I'll need time to work out what I'm doing with it as it has a completely different Windows system on it. And it looks a bit scarey!! To say the least. Took me a bit of fiddling around to find out how to switch it off.

Well I'll see you all later after work. I'd like to cut my working hours this year but Tuesday afternoon is the time I want to ditch. I'll probably have fewer holidays but at least I'll have all these lovely afternoons off!

Thanks for looking and I really appreciate your lovely comments.

Kat xx

Saturday, 11 January 2014

Totally Gorjuss 218 - Manly.

Good morning everyone. This week at Totally Gorjuss we'd like you to make a "manly" card. Lots of people don't like making male themed cards so this will give you a chance to practise! We're sponsored by Crafters' Companion this week.

Here's my male card. Not sure what I think of it but it's made now lol!

I used :-
DP :- Sweater Weather from Stampin' Up!
Sentiment :- Simply Sketched and Fabulous Phrases from SU too.
Mosaic punch from SU.

Catch you all later after work.

Kat xx

Friday, 10 January 2014

Thought Mr Blogger was being funny with this post!

Turns out it was my fault! I thought I'd scheduled this for this morning and I couldn't find it tonight. Well I had scheduled it but on my other blog. Bit of a boo boo as I show cards made with Stampin' Up! products over there and this is obviously not made using SU products. oops!

At the weekend I showed the first card I made to let my colleague see. She asked for a birthday card for her Mum's 70th. Her Mum likes flowers and she wanted 70 on it. You might notice there's no 70 on it. There is now as this is the one she chose. I love white cards with a touch of colour so I was quite happy with it. I had a feeling she would choose this one lol!


I used :-
Image :- from LOTV's wild flowers art pad cut out with a nestie.
Sentiment :- LOTV.
Embossing folder :- Tied Together from Couture Creations.
Ribbon from stash.

Best go now as I've achieved nothing all day and I still have my DT card to make for Saturday.

Kat xx

Saturday, 4 January 2014

Totally Gorjuss 217 - Ribbon.

Good morning everyone. I can't believe it's January again already!

Our first challenge of 2014 at Totally Gorjussis "ribbon." How easy is that? After all most of us love ribbon don't we? And if you need another reason we're sponsored by The Ribbon Girl and if you're anything like me you won't be able to resist buying some of their gorgeous goodies.

One of the girls at work asked me to make a birthday card for her Mum who will be 70 later this month.

Here's what I came up with. Not sure I like it very much but I'm intending to give her a choice between this one and another one. She wants 70 on it but I won't add it until she makes her choice.

I used :-
Image :- Wildflower Meadow.
Sentiment :- Memorable Moments & For My Family.
Colouring :- Melon Mambo, Pink Pirouette, Pear Pizzazz & Old Olive.
Satin stitched ribbon in Primrose Petals.
Card :- Primrose Petals & Old Olive.
Candy dots :- Melon Mambo.
Designer vintage faceted buttons.
All from Stampin' Up!

It's been a long time since I entered any challenges so I think it's time I made the effort again. I'd like to enter the following challenges.

Simon Says Stamp :- Something new - I used a new image and candy dots from Stampin' Up!
Charisma :- Birthday.
Allsorts :- Free and Easy.
Papertake Weekly :- Flower Power 20th August 2103.

Well after two days off work for New Year I was back to work yesterday afternoon and this morning. I'll catch up this afternoon as usual. I hope!

I'd love to hear what you think if you have time to leave a comment.

Kat xx

Thursday, 2 January 2014

Happy New Year!

Mmmm a bit late I think. I've spent so much time over the last few days looking at other people's lovely blogs that I haven't blogged myself. I should be trying to do my DT card for Saturday but I've been sidetracked!

Everyone has been showing their favourite Christmas cards or favourite cards from last year but I haven't even blogged most of the Christmas cards I've made! So I thought I'd show you my family cards.

I made this one for my son.

I used die cut snowflakes and stamped some too.

I made this one for my younger daughter.

I love that SU set and I've used it in various ways. Here I stamped and embossed the Poinsettia on vellum and finished with some pearls.

This is the one I gave my elder daughter and her husband.

This was inspired by one of my friends who made a snowflake with a Joycraft die cut out four times and layered.

This is Poppy's card.

Aren't these LOTV Nativity scenes cute?

I thought Oliver would like this one.

He was quite excited about Christmas. Catriona gave us a copy of a DVD of his Nursery Nativity. He was a shepherd. It was quite unusual as they were all sitting on the stage in costume to sing but every now and again they showed film of them outside acting out the Nativity. At the end of the DVD they showed lots of film of them practising and also with a real live donkey.

Last but not least this is my husband's card. Inspired by a card made by a non-blogging friend. Not quite as elaborate as hers but I think men prefer plain.

Now I really need to get my DT card made for Saturday!

Apart from a little blip last Friday evening/Saturday my new broadband connection seems to be working quite well since I was connected on the 23rd so I hope I can get online easier now.

Thanks for looking and I'll catch up later. If you've  got a minute to tell me what you think I'll be able to visit you too.

Kat xx

Saturday, 28 December 2013

Totally Gorjuss 216 - New

I hope this is going to work so just in case I'll make it short.

Our challenge at Totally Gorjuss this week is"New." I've chosen to make a New Home card this week. Our minister is retiring after being here for forty years.

I love this LOTV image for a New Home card.

Thanks for looking and I'll catch up later after work. It was nice to have two days off but it would have been better to have more. Next week is another short week then back to normal again. At least we won't be as busy in the Post Office now!


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Saturday, 21 December 2013

Totally Gorjuss 215 - Eek Quick Christmas Card.

Well good morning everyone. So much for being able to get online and post last week's card late on Monday. It's now Thursday evening but at least I'm early for this week's challenge!

Famous last words about having broadband by now! I think I misunderstood when I ordered it and the guy on the phone said the 16th. My welcome letter mentioned the 16th and the 23rd. Needless to say I've been too busy to phone and find out what's happening but I haven't been sent a router yet.

Hopefully by the time this posts I'll know better what's happening.

Our challenge this week at Totally Gorjuss is to make a quick Christmas card. We have two sponsors this week, The Ribbon Girl and Heather's Hobbie Haven so you have two chances to win.

So here's my super-quick card.

I used :-
Image, sentiment and Washi tape :- Stampin' Up!
Gems :- Hobby House.

I love that Santa. I think he looks like you imagine Santa should look!

I only have another one day to work before Christmas. But I don't think it'll be a pleasant one somehow. This year the DWP aren't paying out pensions and allowances very early so it means that as well as all my usual Monday customers I'll have Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday customers too. I've already had two nightmare Mondays with parcels and cards! Never mind I don't have to work on Tuesday as we close at 12,.30 and I usually start at 2pm.

Are you all organised for Christmas? I'm not sure I am! I got my last (I hope) card made on Thursday evening - for my husband!!

Thanks for looking and I'll catch up later after work if I can.

Kat xx