Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Anything Goes Blog Hop - Masking!!!!

Hello there, welcome to the next step on the Anything Goes BLOG HOP, the challenge this fortnight is MASKING!!!

Anything Goes Challenge Blog is one yeaR old this week and we have a pRize on offeR foR the successful winneR of the hop.

By now you should have staRted at the Anything Goes Challenge Blog, and just been to Katy's blog. As you have alReady woRked out theRe is a 'hidden' letteR in each blog which you need to unscRamble when you have all the letteRs into a well known phRase!!! I wondeR which letteR it could possibly be on my blog, LOL!

You will end up again at Anything Goes with 13 letteRs to unscRamble.

(Update: Lynne's Blogger is not working, her letter is B)


1. Please leave a comment on each blog you visit. We all love to hear from you!

2. Please leave a comment on the Anything Goes Blog, with youR unscRambled answeR

3. FoR a second chance of a pRize, please do join in with ouR Masking theme challenge this foRtnight and enteR via MR. Linky on the Anything Goes Challenge Blog. YouR name will be enteRed twice for the pRize dRaw if you enteR the blog hop and make an entRy for this foRtnight's theme. (Comment for Blog Hop, MR, Linky for the masking challenge!)

4. Have fun!!!

HeRe is my entRy for this foRtnight. I have used the Really luscious Bo Bunny Madelaine papeRs. I have used one of the plaineR sides of the papeRs with lovely text wRiting and punched a few MaRtha StewaRt double punch monaRch butteRflies from cReam card. I have placed them in vaRious places on the DP and then spRitzed with a mixtuRe of wateR and RangeR WateRmelon dabbeR paint to cReate a butteRfly patteRn. I have used some of the spRitzed butteRflies as embellies as well as a lovely PRima floweR and inked and glossy accented Tim Holtz gRunge boaRd letteRs.

EveRything I have used is from CRaft Den.
Which bRings me on to my otheR news.......As a fuRtheR suRpRise, Lynne is putting on a Mega Sale to celebRate CRaft Den's Recent thiRd biRthday: 12 x 12 papeRs, MaRtha StewaRt punches and lots moRe on offeR, including fRee P&P foR oRdeRs oveR £10.00. Go and have a look, Lynne has also added lots of new goodies over the past few days.

Now, head on oveR to Lessa, one of ouR lovely Guest DT membeRs for June, for youR next step on the Anything Goes Challenge Blog Hop!

Have fun!!

Friday, May 27, 2011

Strollin' along and Grandad

Had a lovely night as ever at my weekly SB class at Craft Den. We used the lovely Bo Bunny Sophie papers, cutting out the flower and leaf details from one page and creating a lovely MS punch think border across the page from another. I just love these colours together, they are so lush! I have used some photos of Emma when she was just walking, pushing her trike along the kitchen. Check out the purple walls and green woodwork we inherited in the kitchen, mad isn't it! Thankfully we have a new kitchen now in more subtle tones! I've pulled the green into the page to compliment the trike. Baby toys are always such bright colours aren't they? Great for the babies, but not great to try and match papers for a SB layout! We also painted a wooden heart with the new Eco paints in stock, which are really lovely pastel colours, painted a layer of quick crackle medium and then a layer of brown paint on top, which then crackles beautifully. I just love the effect. We edged them with inka gold and everyone else wrapped them in cord, but of course I had raced ahead without listening and had already stuck mine down! Oops. I've added punched flowers, butterflies and die cut swirls to finish it off and a sparkly title.

A couple of weeks ago we also did a lovely page with some more lovely new Bo Bunny papers, but I can't remember what they are called. They are also lush anyway! Here are Emma and Grandad in the garden after Easter Egg hunting, heading off into the house to count her considerable haul. I love the way the sun has back lit them. We cut out flowers from coordinating paper and card stock and I have added some corners cut with a Marrianne Design die. The usual bling has been added of course and a title from my stash.

Pop along to Craft Den website, Lynne has been updating all the latest lines and postage for UK is a standard £1.00, with free P&P over £25.00!

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Back in cyberland! Two new challenges!

Hurrah, my laptop is back from the IT dept at work. Sadly they have fixed it..... I was hoping for a new one, lol!

We've just had a lovely week away in Scotland with my family, Emma was actually really happy to go to nursery yesterday so she could tell all her friends, but she was back to her usual self this morning and didn't want to go, ah well, hopefully things will change when she goes to school.

I the meantime we have had a new challenge at Anything Goes, our theme this fortnight is BINGO.

Hop along to the challenge site to have a look at the Bingo card and all you have to do is choose 3 items that are in a straight line, or if your mojo is flowing, why not try the Full House and use everything!

On the 31st May our next challenge is due and as Anything Goes will be 1 year old we will be holding a birthday blog hop with some great prizes to be won!!

I have used the last vertical column: Punches/Dies Cuts = Sizzix star die; MS border punch; Nesties ovals and scalloped ovals - Pins/Charms = star and heart pins - Pearls/Gems = half pearls. The DP is Basic Grey Origins and I have water - coloured Edwin with DIs.

Everything is from Craft Den except the Sizzix die from my stash.

The May challenge is also still ongoing on Scrap Our Stash Challenge Blog running until 31st May. The theme this month is 'May Flowers'. This is my first DT entry, super excited! My entry was a SB layout of Emma wearing my sunglasses a couple of years ago. I have used a Bazzil leaf embossed cardstock as my background, and painted a frame using ranger dabber paints. The paper offcuts are Basic Grey Euphoria arranged so that they are peeping out from behind the photo and edged with versa magic purple hydrangea ink. The flowers are a mixture of Petaloo, Prima leaves, and some lovely large irises and roses. I have then added some bling flowers and gem stones and a Rockstar title. Everything but the bling flowers and the DP from Craft Den.

Hop along and join in with all the fun!

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Just like buses...

... I dont blog for ages and then two in one weekend!

Anything Goes Challenge theme this week is Home Sweet Home.
Here is my DT piece, a layout of my house and garden a few years ago before Emma came along, when I had time to spend on it. It doesn't look like that now, but I'm working on it again this year and she can come out with me without me being worried she'll fall down the steps or anything like that. Of course she also 'helps' me now! The little skylight is my office/craft room and my daytime window on the world as I have worked from home for the past 13 years.

The paper is the gorgeous Prima Madeline collection. I love it and I really almost cried as I cut and punched into it!! I will have to buy some more to look at lovingly. The punches are the EK success daisy punches. I have inked everything with Versa Magic and Versa Color inks. Have a look at Craft Den to see what Lynne has in stock. The skeleton leaves, chipboard shapes, butterflies and letters are from my stash.

Pop along and join in!!

Kathryn x

Friday, May 6, 2011

'Love' layout

Hello again, I hope everyone had a lovely Easter and Royal Wedding! I feel as though I have been away for ages, I had to go down to my head office this week as well, so I am glad to be back home and getting back to normality after gadding around the country for two weeks. I am catching up and posting my last Craft Den scrapbook class page to catch up. I haven't had a chance to do anything new for a while, but I did get time to sit and relax and get on with my crosstitch while at my in laws ( I have it now for over 2 years oh dear), which was lovely, but it will take me another 2 years to finish it yet I think, I haven't picked it up since we came back on the 1st.

This layout used Bo Bunny papers, a variety of daisy punches and Colour My World templates. Its Emma and my mum and dad on holiday in Scotland two years ago. We are going again in a week, and I can't wait. I have added a bit of bling and some strung pearls to finish off as usual. Everything is available at Craft Den except the pearls and the title. I have just had a look at the website, Lynne has been working hard on it and it looks fab.

At Anything Goes we have a new fortnightly challenge, Home Sweet Home. I haven't made a DT piece yet as I've been away but I've made a start tonight! It's a scrapbook page of course. Often my mind goes blank about making a card, and I am really very lazy about colouring stamped images, so I feel more comfortable with completing a LO (lazy crafter, lol). I suppose because they are my photos so the project means something to me I find that inspires me. Anyway, pop over and have a look at what our fabulous new DT have been making and our talented guest DT members for this month. Wow is all I can say!

My little last piece of news - I have been asked to be a permanent member of the Scrap Our Stash Challenge Blog! I am very pleased and super excited! This month the theme is May Flowers I need to get on and get scrapping for that as well, good job I love it really! The entries dont have to be scrapbook pages, so come and have a look :-) Bye for now,