Tuesday, 30 December 2014

My poor little shop

I can't say work is progressing quickly - hey it's Christmas and I am warm and snug in my temporary spot so they can take their time and make it really, really smart.  I popped into Homebase and tried to get my teal paint colour mixed.  The chap was very polite - but -  can't be done madam - ?????? - new system - reduced colour choice - can't handle anything outside of the standard colour sample slips - just reverts to set colours - new system is total rubbish - you can have a sample of scanned colour (at £3.50) - but it won't match - ??? - WOT - I must have been a picture standing there a-gape - emailed dulux - can't believe that's for real.  I have had loads of colours mixed from the wierdest objects.

So - this is the roof being covered - don't know if they put in any insulation - but the panels are so itty bitty the plaster is going to have fun!  See where they have built supports for the old joist?


And this - - - this is my kitchen / back room!!!!!!!!

You can almost see a sink!!!!!

I will never again complain that I have made a mess!!!!!

Blokes!!!!!





Love
kitten

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Monday, 29 December 2014

Christmas canvas

My best fave blog of all time at the moment is My Little Craft Things - I just love her style - it's so me and I am taking on board all her tips and ideas.


I thought I would make my hubby a canvas for Christmas instead of a card and took one of her images as inspiration - I think I liked the charm really ;-)









The goat likes sparkly things and I had some red glitter covered sprigs and I wanted to use one of them as the centre piece.

Here is my version - with loads of layers and bits added.


There are loads of added bits and bobs round the stem - it's even got bells on


There are a few other of her friends blogs that are also totally awesome and I am going to be having a go at other projects in a similar vein - so I will let you know as I go along and you can join in.  I just wish I could get hold of some of the chipboard supplies that are used.


Love
kitten

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Saturday, 27 December 2014

Nutcracker card

Hi to you all and I hope you had a lovely Christmas.  I had a very peaceful day and now I am catching up on some much needed rest.  I have to admit that I was getting desperate for a break - 6 day weeks are just too much for me.  I am off now until after New Year's Day - and I am loving every minute - just playing my game, watching the telly, doing a bit of crochet, and chilling out.

I thought I would show you the card I made for my son.  It's a collage using a fab image of the Nutcracker soldier that I found on All About The Paper.  It's not quite the same as I 'lost' the teeth and beard in the colouring.  Why do they have those - the teeth are so scary for little ones!!!! 

Here is the finished piece

And lots of details - the flower group.  All sorts of things piled up over a postcard image - there are 2 die cut snowflakes - a bell, wire spirals - for once no lace and very little ribbon - didn't think he would appreciate it!


The image is coloured with Copics - it's ages since I did some proper colouring


And there are loads of layers to him


The background swirl is a great technique.  You die cut some double sided adhesive - peel and stick one side to your project - then peel the other side and cover with glitter.  It's quite fiddly - and  you can only do this if your surface is smooth and flat - but it looks so cool!


The die I used is a Memory Box from last year -not all that keen on Memory Box dies really - they are too fussy and the 'cutting' edge is not deep enough to cut all the detail cleanly - but this one is pretty.

It took me all day messing about - great fun.


Love
kitten.

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Tuesday, 9 December 2014

my Christmas card this year

T finished article - trees stamped in Memento Nautical Blue - sky  Jenni Bowlin Spice Tin - you can't see the glitter on the trees.   The greeting is a Crafty Individuals one and I have put a tiny gem in the centre of the snowflake.  The top panel is matted onto either silver or blue and the ribbon wrapped round both.  Everything is flat - so I should be fine for normal post



Love
kitten

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Saturday, 6 December 2014

Thursday, 4 December 2014

Mini Magazine Holder

I actually made something!!!!!

I had a fairly quiet afternoon yesterday so I just started fiddling.  This is from a splitcoasters tutorial - Mini Magazine Holder.

The instructions are not very clear - she uses black card on a black table -  and she has a black jumper on!  but you can muddle if you use both the video and the text instructions.

There was no thought or planning - I just used what ever  was to hand.

I do like Splitcoaster for ideas.


Right - back to the wedding after Christmas

Love
kitten

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Wednesday, 3 December 2014

Christmas journal

Here is my final verse page.


The background page was a 'puddings' one - lovely rich reds and greens.  I have dabbed over it with red and green and a bit of gold just to break up the background plain brown a bit.

I am really please with the final effect - it looks really rich and ripe.

Love
kitten

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Monday, 1 December 2014

Day off - Christmas opening

Monday is NOT kitten's day off
through December the shop is open on mondays


BUT that means we get to play craft for an extra day yippie

come and play with us for an extra day and pick up all your crafty stuff

Love
kitten

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