Friday, 30 July 2010

NEW IDEA

CROCHET FLOWERS

- yeah got a couple of styles now - I am going to add them to the shop - when my internet connection lasts long enough to do it!!!!



ohh - who has to check everything - and then wait - until you have a 'connection'

I know I don't have much of a life - but come on, even I have better things to do  :-)

Yours
kitten xx

TIP OF THE DAY

ok guys - it's back to school

So - why do we care??? - well get down to Asda and get all the stationary bargains - that why!  Hay - glue stick is glue stick - who ever had their name on it.  I usually pick up loads of glue stick and highlighters and note pads etc - lasts me through to next 'back-to-school' sell off


Yours
kitten xx

Wednesday, 28 July 2010

SHOWS


I was really fed up because hubby had booked a wedding away over the Dentdale show weekend, and it's one of the few 'biggies' that I can afford.

Hubby phoned to double check the arrangements before getting his train ticket - and it's off (thanks for telling us!!!)

I suppose I should not really be chuffed that a wedding is off - but it means the old goat won't be going away for 4 days - and we get to spent the weekend together at a show.  The guy is going to fit us in 'somewhere' - should be interesting.

I did do you a witch card - but it's on the bench - and I am in bed catching up - so you will have to wait until tomorrow for me to scan it in.  Don't seem to be able to go more than a day without a 'Copic fix'

Yours
kitten xx

Tuesday, 27 July 2010

CHALLENGES

had a prod from my mate Helen over at http://ellephantasticchallenges.blogspot.com/
because I have not been joining in - sorry mate - been rough for a bit  now

so - cheats-ville - party invitations - one I made earlier
- I have a Halloween invite - bit early - but it is just so great

- Cut the pumpkin shape - draw the black lines on it
- stick it onto black card so you can cut the cat's head and tail
- add paws and pumpkin's face
- add a white circle on the back for your invite details

You don't have to add me to the challenge - just sharing  :-)



Yours
kitten xx

NEW CARD

Have been doing another study section of the Suzanne Dean class - seriously guys - if you want to really learn Copic techniques - get over to her classes - she is just amazing.  Breaks all the rules - right up my street  :-)

So this is the homework for 'wood'


The brown one was the technique as given.

Then I thought - we paint our sheds don't we?  So I use the same method with different colour groups.

Spring
Summer
Autumn
Winter
- get it?



Yours
kitten xx

Saturday, 24 July 2010

NEW IDEA

I have had an 'experimenting' day to-day.  Did not really have a project in mind, could not be bothered to tackle something complicated - just wanted to 'fiddle' about.

so here's a new idea

- you don't have to use the whole embossed image

I cut these panels 6.5 cm x 14cm

- then lined them up in the Cuttlebug embossing folder where I liked the pattern best.

The colour is done with Memento Dewdrops - added gems and ribbon.  I am going to make them up as little note cards.

Pretty cool technique


Yours
kitten xx

Friday, 23 July 2010

NEW STOCK

I  love it when something new arrives.  I have plans to add a bit of stock to  the shop, so I bought a few balls of Crochet cotton to add.  It's great for book binding and stitching on cards - adding bead tassells.  I got a really good wholesale deal so can sell it much cheaper than the shops.

Have a look and see what you think
http://www.princesskitten.co.uk/shopfront/cat_293575-Thread.html

I have a huge lot of ribbons coming in from Malaysia too.  I so hope it takes off - then I can add a bit more

Yours
kitten xx

Thursday, 22 July 2010

NEW CARDS

I have had a 'gentle' busy day - did a bit at the bench and added my new section to the shop

http://www.princesskitten.co.uk/shopfront/cat_291955-Money-Voucher.html

Then tidied up the stamping section - and added new books - yeeeeah work - love it

Yours
kitten xx

Wednesday, 21 July 2010

LIFE

Starting to feel a bit brighter - have got loads sorted out in the shop - new section added so I can sell on some of the books I don't use anymore.  It probably sounds daft to add them to my web site - but most are craft books and I can easily list them onto EBay from my website.  The guys wrote this cool gadget that uses the listing direct from the site at the touch of a few buttons - and it all intergrates to the order management in my site too.

There is loads of work to do on the site - I keep starting things and getting distracted, wonder off and forget to finish it.  Still have the party designs to finish and I started that at least 18 months ago.

Going to get cracked into the money voucher section tomorrow - it's just such a cool idea!


Yours
kitten xx

Tuesday, 20 July 2010

Tuesday

Not been into the office today - did not even go and have my nails done  -  - - that's how rough I feel.

I am not too bad if I sit still - as soon as I try to get about I get all hot and dizzy.  Trying to cook a roast chicken dinner at the moment - sounds grand, but it's all frozen and tins (except the gravy - I do still make that)

Yours
kitten xx

NEW IDEA

Not really well engough to sit and work - so I have been in my cabin crocheting flowers


I thought I make several different ones and list them on EBay as well as my website to see if they get any interest.

You never know - every £1 earned and all that


Yours
kitten xx

Sunday, 18 July 2010

NEW CARD

I am so pleased with this card









Digi image - Copic inks - loads of matching papers - yum
Yours
kitten xx

Saturday, 17 July 2010

NEW CARD

With a hose pipe bab in force - and enough rain to float the Ark - what else could  I do?

Digi image - Copic coloured - scraps from the box

fiarly simple realy - you can see all the cuts and layers

Yours
kitten xx

Friday, 16 July 2010

NEW SITE

Have you seen the Graze Boxes?  This is my new desk top companion.

Great fun - little boxes of nibbles that are actually good for you.  I always struggle to find nice treats - I am not keen on sweets and bickies (and I shoulden't eat them anyway)

Have a look - if you like the idea I have a code to get a free box to try

free box code: QDXGT24N


they enter at: http://www.graze.com/




Yours
kitten xx

Thursday, 15 July 2010

DESIGN TEAM CALL

Couple of images for the Stretch N' Bubbles design team call

Fave stuff
- copics
- papers
- ink
- layers
- texture


Places I post


 (only just joined that one)




So what do I hope to gain?  - More experience - make me think of different ideas - make me do things I would not normally do - push me to stretch myself - discover new things - that enough to start with!!

I have posted this openly so that you can all have a look at a couple of new site you may not have seen before

Yours
kitten xx

Tuesday, 13 July 2010

SALE

A card 4 u is closing down - everything is half price - so get over there and get a bargain.  Just spent £30 - so that's £60 quids worth.  A Martha Stuart punch - some relaay useful bits and bobs - and a chunk of papers and card stock.

That will keep me busy for a bit

http://www.acard4u.co.uk/


Yours
kitten xx

Monday, 12 July 2010

Thursday, 8 July 2010

NEW CARDS

Stayed in bed until lunch time.  Then I did a bit of sorting out for the show this weekend's show.

Had these papers for ages
just a bit of silly girlie fun really
loads of inks, glitter and bling
Yours
kitten xx

Wednesday, 7 July 2010

NEW ALBUM

Have been working my little socks off getting a huge order completed and out.  Have not even got dressed yet today - the joys of working from home - lunch in your PJs (te-he-he-he-he)

So I have an album from the weekend to show you

There are so many wonderful papers about now - even more wonderful than when I first came up with this little stitched number.

I just had to have another fiddle about

- so - if you have a really pretty double sided sheet that needs a new life


Yours
kitten xx

Sunday, 4 July 2010

COPIC

I have finally started to make my own Copic 'swatch' ring

The idea is -  you can lay the coloured tag over you paper and get the closest match to work with.  Now that I have a decent collection I think it may help get a neater look.  I don't know how many colours I have - but it looks a lot!

You cut loads of Little tags and colour them with the ink.

I used the Cuttlebug tiny tags (the rectangle one) - because I did not want to 'waste' loads of ink.

Some people make lines of 1 - 2 - 3 swipes of ink.  I don't think that really helps - once you have blended - it's blended - all you need to know the solid colour that you are working with - so I saturated the paper tag with the colour.

Not finished yet - but love the idea


Yours
kitten xx

Saturday, 3 July 2010

NEW CARDS

The old goat has gone to London for the week end - WEEEEEEEEEEEEE

Peace and quiet - and a clean kitchen

Well - anyway made a couple of get well type cards.

It's a CDee's image from years ago - but it always goes down well.

All the papers are odd and left overs from out of my box.

With added glitter and gems

 

Yours
kitten xx

Friday, 2 July 2010

NEW CARD

New card AND class homework









When I tell folk - 'this was a class lesson' or 'this was a designer brief' - I am sure they think I am mad

- but this really is 'homework' - for Suzanne Dean's 2nd leval copic class - lesson 1 - fabric folds.  Her examples always look so wonderful - and mine - well - - - - - guess that's why I still study with her!!!

I am really pleased with the overall result - I think it all pulls together really well

Yours
kitten xx

LIFE

Do Craft have just launched Christmas - - - DO YOU KNOW JUST HOW WRONG THAT IS GUYS!!!!!!!!!!!!

Yours
kitten xx

Thursday, 1 July 2010

NEW ALBUM

I have added little memory books to my site - so have been making a couple of samples = arn't they great?  The last one is me compeating with the palace guard dog




Yours
kitten xx