Monday, 30 September 2013

Steaming Hot!!

morning to you all
and I was referring to the hot kettle and it's contents :) in case you were thinking you were going to find something else here :)

Well as you did not then maybe I can interest you in the midweek squeeeeeeeeeeakkk!!!!!! for the


where the theme is currently

Monochrome

as chosen by little old me :)

So here is my midweek creation, but do not forget to hop over to see the rest of the design team fabulous eye candy to inspire you
I made a birthday card using the majority of the earth tones, so creams, browns, beige's all except the little grey bunny :)
The flowers, pearls, fancy buttons and strings of pearls along with those little cream bows are all from the Hobby House, you can find the shop link in my left side bar.

Here is a close up of the image
Do hop over and join us for the challenge :)
 Don't forget, you too may submit your House-Mouse, Gruffies and Happy Hoppers creations directly to THE Official House-Mouse Designs site found HERE!  
I would like to welcome my new followers, and thank all of my wonderful visitors who take the time to leave me such inspirational and kind comments, and this then allows me to hop on over and visit you in return.

I would like to enter this creation into the following challenges
Crafty Catz - Birthday
Docerela - Anything Goes
Just add ink - Just add Bows
Sister Act - Anything Goes
2 Sisters - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes


hugs
Kate
xxxxx



Thursday, 26 September 2013

Winter has arrived

Good morning to you all in the land of blog
well on my card it has, with all the snow and snowflakes and outside too, here is another of those cards ready for the MIL to sell, just loving these quick makes

So I am sharing with you a card I created using some of those gorgeous products from the 


This is Holly, from the Wee Stamps Hobby House Topper sheet - Holly Time, I have teamed her up with that gorgeous navy blue and yes those fabulous vintage feel Kanban papers.  I added some lace, some die cuts which are Memory box and Marianne, some ribbon and added the final touches of
and

Raindrop Echo Designs by Whimsy Stamps and Shapeology Dies



and that image not hand coloured it is a topper and  I have added fran tage to the topper and stickles to the wings

If you want to see more of the Hobby House products or be inspired by others hop and see us on 
or
A warm welcome to my new followers, and I would like to thank all of my wonderful visitors who take the time to leave me such inspirational and kind comments, and this then allows me to hop on over and visit you in return.

I would like to enter this creation into the following challenges

The Crafter's Challenge - Dies/Punches
Crafting by Design - Anything Goes
Creative Belli - Ribbon/Pearls
Divas by Design - Monochrome
Perfect Sentiment - Snowflakes
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes
Bearly Mine - Anything Goes
Creative Card Crew - Christmas
LEJ - Layers
Party Time Tuesday - Anything Goes

Hugs and Enjoy Your Day
Kate
xxx

Wednesday, 25 September 2013

That Christmas Feeling!!!!!!!!!

Good morning to you all in the land of blog
Today is my day to showcase some of those gorgeous products from

Wild Rose Studio

I decided to use some of those wonderful Christmas Images and made a card and a candle set using

Posting Letters

with the gorgeous Annabelle


So I will start with my card and apologise for the change of lighting on my photography.
I used Kraft as the base colour and then layered with some of my older paper pads, that old I have not font on them.  I then added my image and the nestie banner/ribbon sentiment before adding my full array of flowers in the main from the  Hobby House and of course a sprinkling of the Hobby House pearls.

Here is the image coloured in copics with stickles for the glitter and some white gel for the snow, the image is from Wild Rose Studio and is called
Now apologising again but the candle photography is a little heavy to say the least but here we go

Here is the side view showing the matching florals again from the Hobby house in the main.

The top view now this is from one of the wonderful pearl flourish sets from the Hobby House, and fits perfectly around the top wick.



This is the rear view and the sentiment is the same inside the card, you can see the added lace at the bottom on this one too.



and finally the image on the candle, Annabelle looks great on a candle doesn't she.


If you want to see more of the Wild Rose Studio collection or be inspired by others hop and see us on 
A warm welcome to my new followers, and I would like to thank all of my wonderful visitors who take the time to leave me such inspirational and kind comments, and this then allows me to hop on over and visit you in return.

I would like to enter this creation into the following challenges

Paper Creator - Make it Chrismassy
Amusing Challenge - Pearls and Gems
OSAAT - Anything Goes

Hugs and Enjoy Your Day

xxx

Monday, 23 September 2013

Upcycling

Good morning to you all in the land of blog

Today sees the next challenge at the 


with the theme of chosen by little old me which is

Monochrome

take a look at this amazing sponsorship line-up
 ($10 Gift Voucher)


and..............

(Free Class)


a fab $25 Electronic Gift Certificate
good for shopping at HMD's online store

 The Official Site of House-Mouse and Friends!!
 and...
wow so many wonderful sponsors :)

and
We are super excited to announce that STAMPENDOUS is the next company producing our beloved House-Mouse & Friends! Stop by their Challenge Blog to get inspired and enter your very own projects into their challenges. The link can be found HERE. 
The Official Blog of STAMPENDOUS Rubber Stamp Company can be found HERE.
House-Mouse Designs® stamps can be purchased at the STAMPENDOUS site HERE. 

here is my inspirational piece, but do hop over  to the main challenge site to see the rest of the amazing inspiration from my sister meeces :) I do have to warn you this may be slightly photo heavy

I was asked to create several of my altered tins for my MIL who wants to add them to her new hobby of selling on craft stalls, best of both worlds, I enjoy creating and she sells them and I get some money back - bonus :)

So here is one of those tins, this one started life as a dog tin full of biscuits.

This is the front view
On this view you can see the lace around the top lip, the image our adorable House Mouse with an appropriate sentiment, the gorgeous Hobby House flourishes, please see the link in my sidebar and one angle of the flowers all paper and hand made with the addition of Hobby House pearls and brads.

This is one of the side views, here you can see the handmade flowers a little better, I used a range of dies, I am sure you will spot all of your favourites.


Here is the other side again with those flowers :)


This is the back with the sentiment on it, the die is a nestie by the way - this is the one I could not use until I got my new wax papers, genius whoever created that


This is the top, the bobble is made of black honeycomb paper (love this stuff) and the edging is plaited black ribbon from the Hobby House.


The image close up coloured in warm, cool, neutral and toner greys.


and I thoroughly enjoyed creating this although it lasted a few days and maybe a little over indulgent in the pearls department but I think very worth it.

Do hop over and join us for the challenge :)
 Don't forget, you too may submit your House-Mouse, Gruffies and Happy Hoppers creations directly to THE Official House-Mouse Designs site found HERE!  
I would like to thank all of my wonderful visitors who take the time to leave me such inspirational and kind comments, and this then allows me to hop on over and visit you in return.

I would like to enter this creation into the following challenges

Divas by Design - Anything Goes
A Creative Romance - Dies or punches
Chocolate Coffee Cards - Anything Goes
Crafty Ribbons - Anything goes with ribbon (woven ribbon on the lid)
2 Sisters - Recycle
CMC - Anything Goes in Any Colour
Sweet Stampin - Glamour and Glitz
Simon Wednesday Challenge - Celebrate September - HM image from SSS

hugs

xxxxx

Friday, 20 September 2013

The Holly and The Ivy with the Winter Wonderland Design Team

Good morning to you all in the land of blog

Today sees the next challenge at the  


Where Team Icicles are in the hot seat, with the very talented  Pauline hosting with the theme of

The Holly and the Ivy

Our fabulous sponsor this week is

offering the lucky winner to of their wonderful stamps.

Now I decided to go with the Holly aspect of the theme so here is my take on the theme but don't forget to hop over to the main challenge blog to check out the wonderful inspiration there for you.


As you know I adore my House Mouse images so could not resist using one of them.

The base layer here is a pearlescent red and I have used up some of my old papers again.  The grand decorative circle nestie had an issue in the machine, so I adapted it slightly.  The sentiment sits on a nestie banner/ribbon and all finished off with the little red bow, lace and pearls from the Hobby House.

Here is a close up of the image
As always I would like to thank all of my wonderful visitors and followers for their inspiring comments, which encourage me and allow me to hop over in return to see their gorgeous work and welcome my new followers.

I would like to enter the following challenges

Creative Card Crew - Christmas
Loves Rubber Stamping - 1 2 3 recipe
Fitztown - Pearl, Lace Ribbon
MarkerPOP - Anything Goes
4 Krafty Girlz - Anything Goes
Divas by Design - Anything Goes
Lady Anne's - Anything Goes
Penny's Paper Crafty - Two or More DP

Hugs
xxx

Wednesday, 18 September 2013

You are so Special

Good morning to you all
Today is my day to share with you my creation for


so here is

I made a birthday card using the no line technique for the first time
The base layer is some textured kraft card and I have used those gorgeous new papers from
Wild Rose Studio - Blackberry Lane
and the sentiment 
Wild Rose Studio - Birthday Circles
on the Nellie Snellen circle small die
I used my grand nestie circles to create the lovely layer and then added those gorgeous embellies, in the main the flowers are from the hobby house, the ribbon and pearls and little antique bird charm are also.  The dies are from Memory box and Cheery Lynn. You can find all the Hobby House products on their site.

Here is a close up of the image using the no line technique, TH DI Old Paper and coloured in copics.  I added some frantage around the image too.
I would love to hear what you think of my first attempt.

If you want to see more of the Wild Rose Studio collection or be inspired by others hop and see us on 
A warm welcome to my new followers, and I would like to thank all of my wonderful visitors who take the time to leave me such inspirational and kind comments, and this then allows me to hop on over and visit you in return.

I would like to enter this creation into the following challenges

Victorine Originals - Birthdays
Anything Goes - In the Garden
Created with Love - Anything Goes
Stamp and Create - Birthdays
Fab n Funky - Ribbons

Hugs and Enjoy Your Day
Kate

Saturday, 14 September 2013

Ah to Sit by Candle Light

Good morning to you all in the land of blog

Today's post is to remind you all of that fabulous challenge for


as we are at our midway point

That theme again 
Hobby House Artists
Kenny K, Mo Manning, Sylvia Zet, Elizabeth Bell

The prize
 (not including postage)

Here is my inspirational piece however do also pop over to the challenge site to see the rest of the awesome inspiration for this challenge.


I made a decorative Christmas Candle
now I have been asked is this for burning, would think you would not want to, but if the electric failed so long as you pull off all the wonderful embellishments then yes you could light it as don't think that the embellishments would look good charred :)

 using my current favourite rubber stamp by the Artist
Sylvia Zet
Those gorgeous Hobby House products are:
Image - Whimsy Rubber Stamp by Artist Sylvia Zet - Winter Fairy
The florals consist of

and here are some close ups

The front view

The floral side view

The rear sentiment view

and a close up of the copic coloured stamped onto tissue paper image, with those added stickles for the fluffy bits and pearls for the flower centres and you can see the rhinestones on close up too.
If you want to see more of the Hobby House products or be inspired by others hop and see us on 
or
A warm welcome to my new followers, and I would like to thank all of my wonderful visitors who take the time to leave me such inspirational and kind comments, and this then allows me to hop on over and visit you in return.

I would like to enter this creation into the following challenges
4 Krafty Girlz - Anything Goes
CMC - Flowers inspired me
Happy Stampers - Use a Stamp
Penny's Challenge - Anything Goes
Chocolate Coffee Cards - Anything Goes
Wags N Whiskers - Ribbons and Bows
Hugs and Enjoy Your Day
Kate
xxx

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