Saturday, 30 April 2011

Dragons

I am home alone today - the old goat is doing a wedding and son is off down the snooker hall - so I got out my fav dragons.  Don't get to use them as much as I would like and all I really wanted to do today was colour - so I made 6 simple - but so pretty - cards.  There is loads of extra detail you can't see like gems - 3d glaze - glitter - irredecent shiny tummies.

It has been such fun

They will all be listed in the SHOP tonight


Yours
kitten xx

Friday, 29 April 2011

Stretch N Bubbles

As it is Royal Wedding Day (did you see her dress - sooo pretty) - I thought I had better make a wedding card.

This dress image from Stretch N Bubbles is great - but I wanted to play a bit more than just colour it.

I do tend to use my images in all sorts of ways - I stencil - and use as templates - cut them up all ways.  I do sometimes wonder if the designer actually mind me changing everything!

Anyway - I used this one to trace the shape onto patterned vallum - then as a templace to cut out the inder dress and dummy shape.



Went a bit over board with all the bling

Challenges -
Simon Says - Anything
Craft Your Passion - layers
Paper Crafting Journey - Bling
Stamptacular Sunday - More than 5 layers - I have 8!

Yours
kitten xx

Thursday, 28 April 2011

My blog winner!!!


That makes it Theresa - well done you

And HUGE hugs and thanks to all of you that commented - it has been such fun
 
Yours
kitten xx

Do You Stack Up Challenge #17 - Make it POP

Hey everyone!
Did you guys have a lovely easter time?! We had! Thanks to you :) as you created so many beautiful projects and kept on hopping through all our DTs blogs!
So ... what rhymes with hop?! Sure thing: POP!


This week´s sponsors:

Blackleaf: is giving "Welcome to the jungle" Clipart Set

Digis with Attitude: is giving $10 CAD ( Canadian Funds) Gift Certificate for their store

Stitchy Bear: is giving $10 Gift Voucher for images by Stitchy Bear, Floppy Latte Designs, Beary Dust

Stretch N Bubbles: is giving 2 single images to each TOP 3

A FEW RULES

  • our DT would love to leave comments on your blogs, please remove word verification to make this process easier (see right side bar for a how-to guide).
  • only 3 entries per person per Challenge
  • make sure to link back to this challenge and mention it on your blog in your blog post
  • no back linking
  • entries that do not fit the requirements will not be eligible for Winner or Top 3
  • Mr. Linky closes at 2pm on wednesdays (US Mountain time)
Here is my card - using SEAMS LIKE JUST YESTERDAY from Stitchery Bear.

My US friends tell me the what they call 'pop' dots is our foam raiser - and I have to admit that I mostly use silicone glue because you can shape the image better.

The boy is layerd with his arm and body shaped and raised - and thr big flower that it is all set on is raised too - so I think I am covered!
Coloured with copics and the paterned papers are all matted with a pearl teal - I seem to be into orange at the moment!



Yours
kitten xx

Wednesday, 27 April 2011

New Site

The most amazing new site has just launched - well re-launched really with a totally new look

This is a showcase for British arts and crafts - all sorts of handmade products are available.  We are hoping that it will be the UK rival to Folksy/Art fire/Missi and the like.  So go over and check it all out

Yours
kitten xx

Tuesday, 26 April 2011

Stretch N Bubbles

I had a note book printed for the business with my name on it - quite nice - but not very pretty so I 'kittened' it up.


I used this fairy (in the SHOP HERE) because I thought it would match the grass pattern on the book..

I coloured it with Copics - the wings are painted with irridescent H2Os - punched the corners and threaded a ribbon up the wire spine





Much better don't you think?



Yours
kitten xx

Sunday, 24 April 2011

Fund raiser from Mo

I have been pottering in the garden today (clearing out the old compost heap ewww)

so no craft - but I am sharing Mo Manning's latest charity raiser


Cotton Candy for $1 in aid of Make A Wish

Go on - we all have $1 in out paypal account


Yours
kitten xx

Saturday, 23 April 2011

Stretch N Bubbles

Kitten Tip - just because an image is called something does not mean that's what it has to be!

This image is called Sunflower - in the SHOP HERE - but it is a great flower to layer which ever colour you use.


I wanted a more tropical feel to try out new inking technique - so I went purple.

I cut out the top flowers and shaped them - then I set them back slightly aside so that it looked like there were even more petals.

It's the first time I have done these 'painted stripes' - and I don't really have the proper stuff to get a clean solid line - but it's very effective and I will have another go.  Might work it up into a turorial for you.

Must clean my scanner plate - it seems to have smudges and dust on it (probably gliter)!



Yours
kitten xx

Friday, 22 April 2011

Digi

WOW - thank you for all your wonderful comments.  I have been trying to decide which Stretch N Bubbles image to give the winner

So it will be this one - one of my all time fave and a real joy to colour


Yours
kitten xx

Thursday, 21 April 2011

Do You Stack Up Challenge #16 - add a flower

 DYSU #16 JOIN OUR EASTER BLOG HOP!!!

For 3 weeks you have been wondering, guessing  and tearing your hair just because you wanted to know what we were up to! This week we feel very honoured to introduce you to our

1st official
DYSU Challenge Blog EASTER BLOG HOP!


We got some gorgeous sponsors for this special day:

 Amber Ink: $10 gift certificate

Little Claire: 3 sets of stamps [picture of stamps]

Papiersalat Digital Art: two newly (only for winner) made digital images
Stretch N Bubbles: 5 stamps to one winner

And we also have some SURPRISE bonus prizes! Here is what need to do to participate in our EASTER BLOG HOP @ DYSU Challenge Blog:
Each of our Design Team ladies hides one letter of our Blog Hop theme on her blog, make sure to hop in alphabetical order to find the correct letters:
Pandy - you are here

Leave a comment on each of our DT blogs so we know that you stopped by. Afterwards send us an email with the correct theme at papiersalat@gmail.com (please write in the subject line “theme for EBH”). This will make you eligible for winning the DYSU Challenge Blog EASTER BLOG HOP surprise – prize (randomly chosen)! Furthermore everyone who is leaving a comment on one of our DTs blogs is eligible to win a Stretch N Bubbles image on each blog (randomly chosen)!!


  •         From all entries we will have 4 randomly selected winners
  •         Three handpicked Top 3 picks (one of them will be randomly chosen for guest designer spot for an upcoming DYSU challenge)
  •         one EASTER BLOG HOP surprise-prize winner who is randomly chosen
  •         each comment on DT blog is eligible to win one SNB image per blog (randomly chosen)!

Just to make sure no one is spoiling the fun we will set the comments on approval this week ;-)
Any questions left? Do not hesitate and write a mail to us at papiersalat@gmail.com before entering the challenge!
Last but not least:
A FEW RULES

         our DT would love to leave comments on your blogs, please remove word verification to make this process easier (see right side bar for a how-to guide).
only 3 entries per person per Challenge
  make sure to link back to this challenge and mention it on your blog in your blog post
no back linking
entries that do not fit the requirements will not be eligible for Winner or Top 3
Mr. Linky closes at 2pm on wednesdays

 
PHEW - all that makes sense?  Just contact me if anything is unclear.  as we have so many amazing prizes we are going to be really strict with you - so please, please check the rules at the side of the DYSU? blog - we have even translated them to make it easier for you.


Now the pretty stuff - I have used this cute 70s looking camper van from Little Claire - the camper is coloured with copics and the flowers are cut round their big shapes and layered with 1mm - 2mm and 3mm foam pads so they all stand up more towards the centre.  The 70's and peace sign are cut froma Chttlebug alphabet set - I think it's curls and swirls - the little blue flowers are punched shapes


For my second project I have used a Love Bunny from Amber - this one is Bunny Hugs - I love these clean clear images and can't wait to add a few more to my collection.  The background paper has a flower pattern and there is a flower collage 'swag' made up of all the different sorts of flower shapes I culd find.  Punched shapes - sequins - gens - fimo slices - even the ribbon had a crochet flower string through the middle!
 I like flowers!!!


 
My letter got the blog hop is
'O'

Have a happy, happy Easter every one

Yours
kitten xx

Wednesday, 20 April 2011

Surprise

Forgot to say

 H-U-G-E

 surprise planned for tomorrow - so be there!!!!!

 Yours
kitten xx

Stretch N Bubbles

I didn't mean to scare anybody :-) - as if I could quit really!

I went to the osteopath yesterday - not been for months - and it totally knocked me out - still out of it today, but I have been sitting listing new stuff in the shop so check out the new cards - I have some great new images

Anyway - it's a Stretch N Bubbles day to day and this little chappie in the SHOP HERE, is exactly what the weather is like today!

And I had some wonderful summer pattern scrapbook paper squirreled away - and the rest just fell into place

There are loads of oval shapes piled up - some are raised - and the swirls are some new die cuts that I bought and will not star in just about everything!




In the mood for summer now!

Yours
kitten xx

Monday, 18 April 2011

Day off

That's it!

I quit!

I am so out of here!

- the kitten is offically 'OLD'


I had to go for my first breast scan today - ewwww

- now I am an OLDIE

- I am soooooooooooo not a happy kitty

Yours
kitten xx

Sunday, 17 April 2011

Album

This is a sort of experiment.  I saw a post on a zutter forum asking about albums with hinge both sides - and I thought hmmmm.

So frontcover is gate opening - hinged both sides
next page full size hinged right
then another gate
then hinge left
then another gate
and the back page

It's a bit of a fiddle getting al the pages in the correct place - but it's great fun.  I did it with a boy theme - all scruffed up in blue, green and brown - with some old rub-ons that have been knocking about for ages and a tag that I covered to match with a bottle cap embellishment (did you know you can flatten bottle caps in the cuttle bug?).

I have just put in a massave order to re-stock the shop with 'o' wires, but i can't get any of the larger sizes - I do hope Bind-it-all is not on the way out - I love it.

Anyway - if you want the measurements and a plan to copy this drop me an email and I will send you one



Yours
kitten xx

Saturday, 16 April 2011

New ideas

 I don't often buy a craft magazine - when I do it's usually cards and papercrafting.  I bought one a few weeks ago and have just got round to trying out the origami flowers.

Super coool.  Took me a couple of gos to get the hang of it - but they look fab






Added loads of glitter round the top - and a big centre gem - and I put them on to wooden skewers with a bit of ribbon wound round the join.

I think they might make an interesting addition to the stall this summer - say £1 each?  And it uses up some of those huge 12" paper stacks I bought about 4 years ago!

Yours
kitten xx

Friday, 15 April 2011

Sshhhhhhhhhh




Yours
kitten xx

Stretch N Bubbles

It's scary - but my son has just about finished school - for ever!!!

So we are pretty near to the end of term and when I saw this apple in the SHOP HERE - perfect for a leaving card


The background is a scrapbook paper that I have had fot just ages..  The apple is coloured with Copics - and then glossed with 3d glaze which makes it look lovely and shiney.

May have to make a couple more for the stall



Challenges entered
Aud Sentiments - anything goes
Fussy and Fancy - perfect school card
Bugaboo - 4 or more layers - all of this is layers!
A Spoon Full of Sugar - All creatures great and smell (very small this one)
Pixie Dust - show a sentiment


Yours
kitten xx

Thursday, 14 April 2011

Do You Stack Up Challenge #15 - Scollops

Hey everyone!


Yes! The sun is shining ´cos you guys rocked our challenge #14 with all those beautiful yellow creations! Thanks so much! So, what else does remind you of summer, heat and holidays? What?! Scallops? Gorgeous idea, ladies! Get in your bikinis and swimsuits, grab your paper, scissors and some icecream and get ready for:

DYSU challenge #15


important note: we decided that we are going to announce our winner/top3/guest designer on wednesdays from now on (dead line remains the same), so you are not having a long wait anymore *cheers*!! The new challenge will be posted on thursdays 12:01AM as usual!


Some amazing new sponcers for you this week

Boni Bleaux Designs - are giving $10 to spend on digis


Guylou - are giving 5 digis


Stampfairy - are giving 3 digis of your choice

and of course Stretch N Bubbles are giving images as they do every week

I have just the Youth Football from Boni - cool, another first for me.  Fab images - really modern and fun.  I hope you will overlook any oddities in the look - we have a different stle of football in the UK, but I do think he looks super cute in his uniform.

The backing shapes are cut with nestabilities - then trimmed off.  The papers are my mate Erica Martain's design - they were actually a Christmas range but fab for boys all year round.  The pale blue looking background is actually silver and the fluffed up paper is a handmade Indian paper with tiny silver dots.  It is much thicker than mulbury paper and makes a wonderful fluffy edge is you run a wet paint paint brush where you want the 'cut' and just tear it apart




Yours
kitten xx

Wednesday, 13 April 2011

Stretch N Bubbles

Brand new  image for you today - this darling little forest fairy Saraphena

It is a farily simple layout with the focus on the banner and the fairy.  You could make the flag shapes in any colour paper and keep the same words for any occasion







Yours
kitten xx

Tuesday, 12 April 2011

Life

Life getting in the way of crafting!!! - should not be allowed

The old goat is at The Pencil Museum this week giving Manga workshops there so that left me to walk into church to do my stint in the office - then into town to have my nails done - THEN home - started my Stretch N bubbles project but just too tired to finish - grrrr

Yours
kitten xx

Sunday, 10 April 2011

Summer tags

It has been just glorious here - sun shining - clear blue skies - warm days - heaven.

I have just bought myself a new stamp set - it's the Hero arts Friendly Flags - it bunting pennants that are all the rage now/  Hero Art stamps do tend to be more expensive than some of the others - but by goodness they are such good quality.  They are good and solid - not at all squishy - perfect to use right from the first go.

Anyway - I have up one of my Summer tags into a card just so I could play with making bunting.  The flags are on a string with beads inbetween which is loose on the front of the card.  I have yet to add a greeting - thinking 'Summer Fun' .  Al l I want to do now is make bunting!!!!!

Enterted into
Get Hippity With Ippity 
Cute Card Thursday
A Spoon full Of Sugar

Yours
kitten xx

Friday, 8 April 2011

Stretch N Bubbles

It has been so glorious today - sun shine and clear skies - bring it on.

So in that theme - these hot sunflowers - could not resist - I jusr know it would layer up beautifly - in the shop HERE

I don't often scribe on patterned paper - it has to have the right sort of surface otherwise the ink feathers throung the paper and looks dreadful - but it is something I really must explore more.

I tried a some text on a piece of this scrapbook paper and it looked fine - so I looked up these words and scribed it up.

Really pleased with the way it has turned out and will experiment more

- so the moral of the story - try using pattern paper for your sentiments


Yours
kitten xx