Thursday, February 07, 2008

I've Been Making Stuff

I may not have been blogging that much, but I have been busy trying to catch up on my crafty "to do list" so here's the first round up of some of the things I've been making.

Last week I showed the card I made for Rosie's "special" birthday but I wasn't too happy with a couple of bits on it, so I did some tweaking before I sent it. It was only a teeny weeny change but I liked the card much better once it was done.

I used: WRMK Vintage Brass Papers, Glossy Accents, Prima flowers, brads, Cuttlebug flower & pot die

I only put a couple of sneak peeks of the front cover of the maze book I made last week, so here's the full view.

I used BG Colour Me Silly papers throughout, plus scraps of Bazzill card and loads of ribbons and fibres from my stash. I read that BG are discontinuing these papers, which is a shame as it's such a fun, cheerful range - I like some of the new stuff, but it all gets a bit same-y, don't you think? They seem to be dropping the really vibrant, textural ones that I go back to time and time again.

I'm busy with a few commissions at the moment. This one is for another of those Ladies with names beginning with "J" who are celebrating their 60th birthdays around now - J must have been the most popular initial for names 60 years back - this is the 3rd I've done in the last month.
I used: BG 2 Scoops Papers, Various flowers, including a chipboard one, Cuttlebug scallop flowers die, beads & Glossy Accents, ribbon from Ribbon Oasis

Daring Cardmakers Team member Saffa is now on "maternity leave" having given birth a couple of weeks ago to twin girls Zaynab and Tasneem. Her crafty creations have always been wonderful and no doubt these latest two are even more beautiful! This is the card I made to welcome them to our world.

I used: Blonde Moments papers, chipboard flowers from Bubbly Funk, Cuttlebug scallop flowers die, Craft Robo for letters, Krylon silver pen, Ribbon from Ribbon Oasis

And lastly for today a few Valentines cards. These will go in the box on Hubby's desk. He tells me "they won't buy pink" so I've done a couple of less obviously girly ones to see if they like those better!
I used for these two: paper from BG Scarlet's Letter paper pad, Cuttlebug heart die, ribbon from stash

Mixed the pink with some red and used up the last of a sheet of cute paper I bought last year for these two - I forget what it is though. The 2nd card uses more of the UTEEd hearts I made for last week's DCM Red & White dare.


Angelnorth said...

Wow, you've been busy! I'm sure Joyce will love her card it's gorgeous (as are all the other things here, I just happen to particularly like the colours on that one!)

Marlou said...

my goodness Kathy, you have been busy, these are absolutely stunning cards!! so colourful and creative, love them :) x

Anne said...

My, Kathy, you HAVE been busy! Stunning selection of cards, all so detailed and colourful :) Thank you for mentioning that BG are discontinuing their "Color me Silly" papers - they're amongst my favourites, too, so I'll go and stock up on them before they disappear.

Farmersgirl said...

Lovely cards Kathy and that book is so gorgeous.

TROUT said...

WOW - what an amazing selection of cards. The card for rosie is gorgeous - love everything about it.

Rosie (Freycob) said...

Both my birthday card and the maze book that Kathy generously made me for my birthday are beautiful. So a HUGE great thank you for them both hun. xxx

The BG Colour Me Silly papers are so bright and vibrant, aren't they? Why do they discontinue the gorgeous stuff?

Monty's Mum said...

You have been busy! stunning cards!

Anonymous said...

Woah.. you have been busy and they are all GORGEOUS!!
Really love the 'tweaked' flower card.. stunning!

Rein said...

You have beeb besy Kathy, fabulous art work!

Filka said...

Absolutely beautiful

Karen said...

You're good girl!! All your work is simply stunning!

CraftyC said...

Stuuning Pieces. So Jealous!!!! (LOL)

cowchipper said...

hiya... checking out your blog, I really like your cards. Please take a minute to visit a friends blog at and tell her cowchipper sent ya!, Keep up the beautiful work. Cowchipper (aka April)