Sunday, December 14, 2008

I've been Charmed

A couple of weeks ago I had an email from Karen of Charmed Cards and Crafts asking if I would like to be her Guest Designer for December.
Would I like?
hmmmm, now just let me think....

A couple of days later a big box of goodies arrived and I oooohed and ahhed at everything I pulled out of the parcel. It was pretty much all from K&Co's Swell Noel range and absolutely gorgeous.

Thinking around what I could make, I decided that most people would probably be well on their way to finishing their Christmas cards by now, so I tried to come up with a couple of different ideas - although I just couldn't help making a few cards too!

A while back (I forget when and where exactly) I saw a circle book and filed it away in my head under "things to try".
Like star books they can be tied open to leave out on display and it wasn't long before the idea of using a circle book as a Christmas decoration started to form.


They are perfect for this sort of thing as each "page" is a little bit like a stage set, and there's not only the "walls" of the pages to use for decoration, but you can use the "floor" and add pop up bits and pieces, and also have some little extra stand alone elements to move around in your display.

These are just a couple of photos of the circle book, if you're interested in seeing more check out Charmed's Design Team section here

I was thrilled to be asked to be part of Karen's team this month. Her design team is stuffed full of wonderful talent and it's a real honour to see my own name up there with them. Thanks Karen for giving me this chance.

I'm going tohead off to get on with more crafty projects in a minute, seems like a good way to spend the day - Hubby Dearest has brought a stinking cold into the house and generously shared his germs with me so it's going to be a stay-in-the-warm day today, with regular Lem-sips to try and bang this cold on the head quickly

I love to see the comments left on my blog, the crafting community is always so generous and friendly, but I want to say a special "thank you" for the lovely message left by "Anonymous" on Saturday, 06 December - I've no idea who you are but your comment was so kind and this is the only way I can acknowledge it.
I hope your recovery goes well and that maybe one day soon you'll be able to join in with all the crafty stuff out here in blogland - thank you again for your message.

21 comments:

Elaine said...

Hi Kathy
Your cards are so beautiful, I especially liked the Jingle Bells one's. My crafting isn't up to your star book standard, but they always give me inspiration to try a bit harder. Fantastic, Elaine x

Di said...

That's beautiful Kathy, those books are lovely to make aren't they xx

judy anderson said...

omg this is adorable

CLARE said...

This is fab Kathy, how do you come up with these wonderful ideas. Loving those papers I will have to pop over to Charmed and have a lookie

nowalinka said...

Amazing circle book :)
Rewelacja!!!:)

Angelnorth said...

Fab project (funnily enough this style book is the SCS project tutorial this week, too!) - love your little stand alone extras!

Hazel said...

Fab-u-lous!! Hope you get rid of the cold quickly - take care x

Karen said...

I mentioned this one in a comment a few days ago when I saw it on the website.....its still as gorgeous!!!!! X

seedlings mum said...

this is beautiful!

Sarah said...

WOW Kathy!!! That is just amazing, it looks so magical and so much work gone into it. If you're stuck for a place to put it then just give it to me!! ;o)

Maria Matter said...

Wow, fabulous!
Blessings, Maria

Clairewill said...

Wow, this is completely stunning, I love it!

EllePiggo said...

WOW Kathy, this is stunning!! :) A huge congratulations on becoming a charmed guest DT - its thoroughly deserved!!

Vanessa x

Cardmaking Galore said...

This is so lovely - great colour scheme you used here

Rosanne said...

This is gorgeous!

Jo said...

Just fantastic kathy :) - but then I do love all the things that you make. Huge congrats on being a GD - you deserve it

jo xx

Yoasia said...

I invite to my blog for this prize, which I would like to award you. I know that is nothing special, but I hope it brings about a little joy

Sarah said...

Kathy this is just fantastic!! It must have taken an age to make, as always your attention to detail is spot on.

Gez said...

Oh, WOW Kathy. I didn't know you'd blogged your circle book. Its fantastic. :)

You are truly an inspiration to us all, hope you are feeling better soon. Take care. xx

Sue said...

Ooooh that is so gorgeous. I can see why you are a designer with all these super ideas you come up with.
Sue x

Karen said...

So many people have commented on your beautiful circle book, as well as the other gorgeous projects you created. Thank you so much for designing for us at Charmed, you shine!!
Love Karen xxxx