Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Creative treasures and a Birthday Treat!

I've been working with the fabulous new flower kit from Creative Treasures for a couple of weeks now, but haven't blogged any of the things I've made with it yet. There are some I can't show quite yet, but here are a couple of cards that I can share.

The colours this month are a lovely mix of Black, Turquoise, Aqua and Red, with a little bit of Cream in there for good measure. The flowers are gorgeous as ever, and there are also ribbons, buttons, and card candy that all match up perfectly with the flowers. Delicious!

C6 Landscape folded Gatefold card
Paper; "Lucky in Love" Black Market Paper Society
Nestabilities Die: Labels One
Ribbon, ball blooms and card candy for flower centre all from Creative Treasures September kit

For this next card I couldn't resist going all romantic!
I absolutely adore this beautiful lace from the CS kit - isn't it just gorgeous? I've already used every scrap of it from my kit. The blooms, and the lovely spotty satin ribbon are also from the kit, as are the little red and black card candy "cups" (for want of a better word) that I've used in the centre of the flower and for the faux brads at the right edge. These little things are fab - you can use them glued straight onto your projects, on a tiny square of foam tape or they are the perfect size to cover those ordinary brass paper fasteners you buy in stationery shops.

Other Supplies:
14cm sq cream card blank
BMPS paper from "Ebony & Alabaster" - I ran a red ink pad over it to cover the white bits and get the red/black background I was after.
Cuttlebug Textile Texture embossing folder
Spellbinders Flourish Accent to make the swirls
Small red brads

Just had to add a cloe-up of the lovely lace!

It was my birthday yesterday, and unbeknown to me Hubby had taken the day off work so we could go out for the day. So not only did I get breakfast in bed, but I got to choose how we spent the day. Bless his heart, he didn't bat an eyelid when I said I'd rather like to go HERE

He armed himself with his car magazine and a pile of CDs and said I could take as long as I liked.....

When it came to paying the call "Paper Addict in the Shop" was heard. I've just looked at the paper stack I came away with and I reckon it must be an inch thick.
Here's just a couple of glimpses of what I bought

Nice, eh? I'd offer to share, but I'm really too greedy for that. hehe

I received lots of lovely, lovely cards and will photograph them soon so that I can pop them on here.

Last for today, it's WOYWW over on Julia's blog so I took a deep breath and aimed the camera

Yes, I know I work in an appalling mess - but look, underneath the chaos there is a certain amount of order:

I'm feeling really bad because not only has my blogging been lax lately, but I've not had any time to go blog-hopping. I'm hoping that the next few days will see things easing up a bit - and then, I promise I'll be visiting lots and lots of blogs to see what all my favourite crafty people have been up to. I'm really looking forward to sitting here with a coffee and having a darned good blog-browsing session!

For now though, back to work for me....
Thanks for visiting


Karen said...

What a lovely colour mix of flowers & the lace IS lovely!!! OMG look at all that stash....I bet you had a great time shopping. Isn't you hubby good to stay in the car....mine follows me in & tries to persudae me into stash I don't really like hahahahaha XXX

Julia Dunnit said...

Your cards are gorgeous. Your desk is not what I would call a mess...oh and all that colour in the still my heart! What is that Zutter tool? What on earth have I missed!! Thanks for WOYWW-ing, really happy tohave found your blog. And many happy returns!

Fiona said...

That does indeed look organised - are those your ribbons all nice and tidy - I'd be ashamed to put a picture of my "sorted" ribbons - maybe it would shame me into sorting them though!

CLARE said...

Love the cards, fab colours, I must pop over to creative treasures to have a look. From one paper addict to another - that is a serious stack you have there! Thanks for showing us your craft desk - looks pretty good to me. Happy birthday for yesterday

Kaz said...

It looks quite tidy to me Kathy, I shall have to go take a pic of mine.

I really need to come and 'look but not touch' your crafty stash ;)

Love both the cards. Well done on shopping like mad, it's the one day of the year you don't have to feel guilty about spending loads!!

Glad you had a lovely day xxxx

Carol Plume said...

Glad to hear that you had a lovely birthday yesterday kathy - lovely stash there! I got treated to a birthday visit there too and then one behind, iykwim!! lolxx

Gorgeous cards too xx

Yvonne said...

Mess , nah , creativity ( thats what I call it and I am sticking to it) Fab work space, and I have to say WOW at your ribbons .. such beautiful colours . thanks for the nose around x

Angie said...

Happy birthday
A mess? ... never ...You just have a few bits out of place is so obvious how organized you are.
Love your cards ... I think I like the first one best by a nudge.... and didn't you have a great time in that shop.

Janice said...

Looks like you got a good haul for your birthday, glad to hear you had a good day. Your desk is quite tidy compared to mine at the moment.

Lynda said...

Your cards are absolutely gorgeous Kathy. Love that lace and those colours are all fab together. Glad to hear you had a great birthday too - nice papers!!!

Love Lynda xxx

Susie Sugar said...

Yummy Stash ....very well organised
Thanks for sharing and letting us rummage !! he he
Hugs Susie xx

Traceyr said...

Kathy you have too much stuff - think you need to share - birthday or not lol x x


Annie said...

Hi Kathy. Happy belated Birthday. Looks like you had a fab day. Really love your craft space. All those gorgeous colours together is so inspiring. The cards are gorgeous. A x

Creative Treasures said...

Happy Belated Birthday, if you think your desk is a mess you should see mine!! gorgeous cards as always, glad to hear you had a great birthday too!


RedLan said...

Wow a lot of art supply collection! It's like an art supply store.