Friday, 27 November 2009

SHOWS

Just got back from a school 'do'. It was a ladies pamper evening - not not me: I had the stall - but the old goat was not invited. I said to him on the way (he took and collected me - not allowed that much freedom) - I don't think I have been anywhere in an evening by myself for at least 3 years - how sad is that!!!!!!
Mind you - the household fell apart while I was out - poor old fidget is so stressed bless him (((had a little accident on the floor he was so stressed)))
Dear old goat lugged all my stuff there (and there is extra because of the Christmas gifts) - and now he is putting all the boxes back in the rack. Have you see the shop storage?? It is 4 of those plastic drawer sets you can get. The theory is brilliant (yes MY idea) - all you do is slide out the drawers/boxes and take them off the the event - then the just slide back into their space. All done neat and tidy. But this is the goat we are talking about - - - ooooooohhhhhh boy - the language coming down the stairs
- well - - thank Heaven's princelet is a teenager
That's all I can say.
But bless him - he's done all that just so I can go to do a sale just by myself
Yours
kitten xx


Thursday, 26 November 2009

FMS / NEW IDEA

Serves me right for taking last night off - you should have see my inbox tonight

I have been playing with box patterns - I want to come up with a 'golden' layout that can be altered to fit any situation with out any hastle.


so far -

Ashtondale (http://www.ashtondale.co.uk/) sent me a bag of left-overs when they were having a clear out - I love there big bag bargains. There were several card blanks that were a lovely soft, silky feel - but the oddest size (shorter that a tall thin, but wider) - anyway I cut them in half - like you do - and made then roughly A7 size. Hay, twice as many for half the cost - I had to make the envelopes anyway so it made little difference. The little cards are covered with a pink scrapbook paper and the detail on the front is part of a felt ribbon that Papermania released last year (might even be longer) - I airbrushed it with a rich brown COPIC ink.

I know - just how amazing is that

I added a few rub-ons just for a bit of detail. Do rub-ons go off? Does anyone know? There were Basic Gray so they were good ones, and nothing from the top sheet would stick down, but the pages towards the back were ok. Don't know much about rub-ons - now I know why I don't bother!!!

I made the hinged box for them to the size I wanted from strong pink card stock, and used the same paper for the lid.

I have a few more experiments to sort it out, but I am going in the right direction now


Yours


kitten xx

www.princesskitten.co.uk

Tuesday, 24 November 2009

LIFE

Little concerned - it's raining again - and quite heavy


I have a new box idea - need to fiddle with it a bit more before I show you


The old goat

- yep he really does look like this




Yours


kitten xx
www.princesskitten.co.uk

Sunday, 22 November 2009

COPIC

I was totally shattered when I got home from the Christmas fair Yesterday. Don't know why - it was just a little-un - only stood for 4 hours - and it was very pleasant. Anyway, the old goat bought us fish and chips and I went to bed early


What I wanted to show you was this -

I have been colouring (copics) my big Santa stamp (what better way to spend a horrid rainy day?). I wanted to show you the difference a bit of white can make. The first one has the greenery and the red berries coloured - but the second one has tiny little white pen highlights added to the red balls. It just zings it all into life.

Copics are doing me so much good. It's well in my study zone, being inks and all - I have been colouring with inks for years: but there is so much to learn if you want to take it higher - and I just loose myself in it - the time vanishes. Do you think I could get the NHS to give me them as 'occupational therapy'???? - oh well, just better get some for myself then.

Yours

kitten xx

Friday, 20 November 2009

NEW CARD

Cooor - princelet was in a FOUL mood this morning. "School was open for all pupils who could travel safely" - yeah but.... - school is open: you go - yeah but....it's 10 minutes round the corner - yeah but,,,,,,GET ON WITH IT!!!!

He came home in a foul mood too - and that's my fault as well

But I had a pleasant day! Really getting the hang of my Copics - next week I must have a go at adding my Inktense over the top




Yours

kitten xx


Thursday, 19 November 2009

RAIN RAIN RAIN



We are all fine guys - don't panic. We are halfway up a fell and the rain (and stream!!) goes either side of us - take more than this to flood us. Mind you you should see the Kent river in Kendal - WOW





Yours


kitten xx


Monday, 16 November 2009

LIFE

lovies - I have just picked up (and I know i am slow) - my dear 'hero' Kim is in the 'jungle'
OH Kim
' A heat seeking missile in sling-backs' - - yep that's pretty close!!
Go Kim - Go Kim - Go Kim - Go Kim - Go Kim
Yours
kitten xx


NEW CARD



You are going to get so fed up of me and my Copics!!!

I did this image a while ago in denims and reds - but I had these really yummie pink themed papers (always choose your papers first - then match your Copic colours to them).

It's amazing just how different you can make the images look with a change of colour. Yeah - I know you have always been able to do them in different colour schemes - but some how it stands out more with Copics

Yours

kitten xx

Sunday, 15 November 2009

NEW SITE

The old goat has been on line buying my Chrissie pressies - he is now the proud owner of a Cuddly Buddly account (can't say he is thrilled about it
Anyway - now I have to forget all about it and not keep poping in to
Yours
kitten xx


NEW CARD




I did another Rudolph - much better - and made it up into a proper card

VERY pleased with it.

So I am putting it if the http://charismacardz.blogspot.com/2009/11/challenge-45merry-and-bright.html

I really am starting to find my feet with Copics - just need more!!!





Yours
kitten xx


Saturday, 14 November 2009

LIFE

HAY - the old goat is out at a gig and I am up past my bedtime - hehehehehe
Yours
kitten xx


COPIC



This is a test colouring. I have never attempted blacks before - and I was unsure what to do about the antlers - also I wanted to play with an air brush background.

I am reasonably pleased with the results - the hooves need more work (really messy) - don't like the ground - very, very pleased with the air brush sky (thank it's at least 6 colours - that's the beauty of air brushing - and see my stenciled snowflakes) - quite pleased with my blending and the highlighting really works - and he has the most wonderful big red shiny nose (big dollop of Anita's 3D Glaze)


Yours
kitten xx
www.princesskitten.co.uk

Friday, 13 November 2009

NEW CARD




I picked this stamp set up ages ago - when the See Dee's stamp sets were being sold off cheaply - with the exact idea to do this sort of get well card.




The image is coloured with Copics

- background paper green is Papermania secret garden (I love this set and have actually nearly used it all up)

- background brown is from a new place I have found

www.craftobsessions.co.uk.

It is BoBunny 'U Bug Me'. Just discovering BoBunny papers and I really love them - super quality - great modern designs - fantastic colours - and a very good price - even at the top end of the range. Some of the 12" scrapbook papers are now well over the £1 mark - and that's crazy! I don't mind if it's something out of the ordinary - but most of them are just double sided papers and not very heavy weight at that. The BoBunny I bought are heavy enough to make books / albums with, and that's the kind of versatility I am looking for

Yours
kitten xx


www.princesskitten.co.uk

Thursday, 12 November 2009

EVENT

Chris (Hi huni) sent me a cute tag - with a flyer for a craft event. I won't be able to get there, but adding it here for anyone who is in the area
HEATH'S CRAFT DAY
Saturday 14th November
10am - 3pm
Loads of stalls
Esther Gundry Demonstrating
all at VICTORIA HALL Rawlinson Street
Barrow-in-Furness
Heath's store is at
76 Dalton Road
Barrow-in-Furness
phone number 01229820435 for more details
Yours
kitten xx


SHOWS

First Christmas fair last night - huge thanks to all at Queen Katherine School, Kendal. Did reasonably well - sold a few bits and loads of people came for a chat and a rummage. The old goat was mobbed by the kids and we were last out AGAIN. Everyone else had gone long ago - even the cleaners had finished. Crawled home at about 10pm: Queenie is only 10 minutes down the road, so at least we did not have to drive for an hour.
My poor ol' legs are killing me this morning - I am still in bed catching up with the shop stock - thank heavens for the lappie!
Going to have a very quiet day today.
Might colour
Yours
kitten xx


Tuesday, 10 November 2009

LIFE

Now - my house is never really neat and tidy - we both work from home, we are both artists, I am not well enough to do much housework (better things to do anyway, and we have 2 dogs, 2 cats and a lump of a teen - basically it's clean under the mess

BUT this has to take the biscuit - - - the old goat is building a coach in the living room

Life size too, you know - a coach - in the living room.

Just as well this is an old house with big rooms - you wait until the wheels go on!!!!

Monday, 9 November 2009

COPIC

Now you have discovered Copic markers - you need to stock up with Memento ink pads. I like the little dew drops because they are so easy to hold and use.
Just when you thought you had it covered - you need more - hehehehehe
colour chart added to my site
Yours
kitten xx


Sunday, 8 November 2009

NEW CARD


This just gorgeous - if I say so myself. The 3 centres are colored with Copics - the backing papers were a printers sample .

I just love my copics

Saturday, 7 November 2009

LIFE

OOOhhh Lor -
I think I have just upset the neighbours
- they were letting off fireworks in the street - hello - IN THE STREET
I did ask - very politly - if they could take it on to the green , or the wasteland and he told me to F*** *** - not politly
opps - kitten got cross - now he has several less fireworks and is not a a happy puppy.
Am I out of order???
We have HUGE gardens (you all know I have 3 out houses - and a dog training space)
- he was in the street - what messages is that for the kids
- I did ask politly - he was in the front of 15 houses - with kids and elderlies - were we asked??
- my guys were very upset - yes, fidget is the centre of my world - my weekness
- it's not even the 5th
Yours
kitten xx


COPIC

I have been to a Copic workshop today - don't go to workshops on Saturday as a rule (means I have to give up a show day - could have been selling at Natland today), but you have to carry on learning - well I do anyway.


This is the image were working towards
IE - shadows - denim jeans - creases - skin tones
we were only colouring - I made up the card when I got home (no - don't ask what the papers are - I just rummaged!)
I LOVE COPICS - I am off to treast myself on line



Yours

kitten xx

Friday, 6 November 2009

NEW CARDS



you get so much on the Daisy and Danelion stickers sheets - I am still using up the ones Erica sent for me to play with.

I made a little set of Christmas cards





Very simple - with A Winter's Tale papers of course






Yours
kitten xx
www.princesskitten.co.uk

Thursday, 5 November 2009

LIFE

Firework night!!!
Hysterical dogs - not a chance of getting anything done tonight
Yours
kitten xx

Wednesday, 4 November 2009

NEW IDEA



I have been finishing off an order for gift vouchers - then I made a few head bands for the Christmas fairs - I just hope the old goat has sorted them all out -
- I'll kill him if he has not!!!!!!

Monday, 2 November 2009

DAY OFF???

I really (REALLY) have to get some sales at the Christmas fairs coming up. I have been making several stocking 'fillers' bits - I and have just added:-



Hay - snazzy hair bands



These thin elastic hair bands are all the rage at the moment - so I have added a few party embellishments to it

Well - would you pay £1 for one??


On my site now

Yours


kitten xx
www.princesskitten.co.uk

Sunday, 1 November 2009

SCRAP BOOK PAGES

It has rained ALL day - well ALL day - what ? ? ?
Just got used to the lovely Indian Summer we were having and there it was gone - aaah well.
My scrapbooking course this week was about stitching








really good for Halloween pages. The American style is always a double spread - which is a whole ne ball game - but it does really open up the whole landscape. The page are just so full of papers - and layers - and stuff going on



See my stitching and cute lill' spiders!




These are all papers from Daisy and Dandelion halloween collection - added black card and orange card

Yours
kitten xx