Monday, 30 January 2012

Well it was a dark damp day here in the Midlands, I must get crafting to cheer me up!  I had a very pleasant day yesterday.  I sat in the conservatory most of the day crafting, and dh was in his armchair reading.  We had some pleasant music on,  and it was so nice to have company.  Usually I am down in my craft room in the basement all alone. 
  I made some stamps  from fun foam using Diana Wakley's new stamps for inspiration.  I am delighted with them.  Here is a page where  I roughly stamped them on and here are the stamps also.  I cut out the silhouettes on Cr Robo using sew pattern font.  Traced them on to the foam and drew some patterns on them heavily with a biro, and then cut them out.  Great fun!

this card i made for my niece's new baby girl.
Dress template : Stampington & Co
Card base: Basic grey--Lilikate
Rub ons:  cherish &
Die cut label: Quickcuts.
ribbon & gem.  the little hanger came from local clothes shop.

A simple card but nice I think.  Sentiment is a foam stamp (unknown) inked with distress ink--shabby shutters.  I pricked around the edges with a pricking tool.

This was a wedding anniversary card for my son Eoin.  .After spending 10 years in Sydney he came home & married a lovely English girl and is living in the warmest place in England -Brighton.
White card embossed with
Keepsake embossing board -open heart &tall stories
Embossed panel : sizzix emb folder --birds & branches
Inks:  distress inks--fired brick, Musterd seed, shabby shutters, & archival sepia.
Stamp: anitas,  and some ribbon.
last card was cut on CR Robo using a GSD file from UKScrappers by Shirley Anne.  I drew the flower with the robo first with Staedtler purple, before cutting it out, also the sentiment --brock script font.  Went over them with glue pen & added gold glitter.
stamps: Penny Black & Design Objections, inked in warm red & over stamped with black.
kreaxions  corner punch,  sorry the picture is not great.

We are promised some very cold weather over the next day or two, so have to stock up on some goodies in case we are snowed in---
Kayh xxx

Saturday, 28 January 2012

Consumerism--uks art journal

Well after a good nights sleep  I am blogging early (for me).   I have the house to myself for an hour or two so I can think straight.  I am really enjoying the course over at This course ( the first online one I have ever done). is getting my mojo back for me., and I find I am crafting every day to get the journal pages done.  Great stuff!
The next prompt was Consumerism, how it effects us etc.  Here is my page:
Background: painted with Inktense watersoluble crayons--sun yellow, baked earth,& tangerene.
Stencil: used die cut Tim Holtz -jalopy and sprayed over it with Procion dye-turquoise.
highlights on car painted with a mix of gold & black acrylic paint.

Stamps:  rings-Hero arts, spots-Denami design, edge-Dylusions, mesh-Scrollswork,alphabet-Papermania
Inks: Distress worn lipstick, broken china, black archival.

Here is the finished page.  The speach baubles were cut from old book page and inked with distress inks -shabby shutters, mustared seed, broken china.  The text was printed on pc and inked with tattered rose distress ink, lines made with a black sharpie pen.  Just realised how grubby the table is behind the photo- sorry about that!
Thanks for looking---Kayh xxx

Friday, 27 January 2012

Preconceptions---UKS Art Journal

I was not feeling too good the last day or two so went to the doctor today.  Got some pills so I should be feeling better soon.  I finished my 2nd page for the UKS Art Journal course.  The prompt was Preconceptions: do you like your art?,what will people say about same, will you look for guidance: and this was my interpretation:

  Background: painted with metalics acrylics  Decoart paint in Ice blue, & Purple pearl.
Edges: Gesso through Prima edge mask, &sprayed with copper spray mist (tattered angels),& lemon yellow (procion dye).
Border stamp--Blonde Moments, quote stamp---Penny Black, honeycomb & flourish stamp---Scrollswork

The sun ray mask ---Silhouette studio die cut painted with thinned gesso.

The two angels are diecuts cut on Craft Robo & painted with Inktense watersoluble crayons - baked earth & tangarene
Wing die cut -- Tim Holtz cut from a baby wipe that I had used cleaning up from making the cover.--so dont throw away those babywipes!  Hand sew with gold thread, & mod podged to page.
Two word stamps from--7 gypsies - disclaimer, Angels outlined with black sharpie.  That's my page.

Here are a few cards I made last year.

This was for our dd wedding . 
 Papers used K&Co-wedding selection.
silhouette:--from cut on Craft Robo
Stamps:--forever Friends, Embossing:--keepsake embossing board---border Fold

Aperture cut on Craft robo and outlined with gold sakura pen
Flower cut on big shot- tattered flower die by Tim Holtz
Ink:distress ink--Crushed Olive & gold embossing powder

My beautiful grand daughter moved to London last Nov. and I miss her a lot.  Here is a card I made for her 1st.birthday.
Clip art girl;  from PCHugbug (girls will be girls) cut out and stuck on to white card.
The words were printed on the card (bernard dc bold font)
princess: clip art -hugbug-(walk in the garden)
number cut out on cr.Robo 
A piece of acetate, and a piece of card embossed with cuttlebug folder- Birds & Swirls.were stuck behind the letter with some glitter in between.
So long Kayh xxx

Monday, 23 January 2012

Just a few photos of some cards I made.  The first one was for my Mum's birthday she is 92 today,
Happy Birthday Mum!  Sad thing is she is in hospital since Saturday with a slight stroke.  Going to see her tomorrow!
 I used K&CO Ancesttry paper on cream card.
Frame made with Spellbinders -Label 2 & Fancy Tags2, Edgeabilities - Classic Petal
Vintage Photo by Art-e-Cats blog
Stamp All Night Media - Calligraphy.embossed in white
Sizzix flourish & Prima rose, stickled with Gold Rod stickles.

This card was for a friend cut on my little blue lid ROBO.  I LOVE MY ROBO!
Template by Shirley Anne Young from UKS -thank you!
Paper: Basic Grey- Cuttlebug emb folder-Swiss Dots
Card stock: Conqueror Iridescent--Pink Dew

This is a sample card I made for my dd Cathy ( craft name Kate). 
Cream card stock & paper by My Mind's Eye : Fun Days. ( Beautiful paper,  great quality & great for MALE CARDS!)
Flower Die cut on C. Robo-
Spellbinders: Labels4 & Fleur De Lis
Stamp: Fiskars -Friends Forever
Ink: Distress ink-Fired Brick.
Stickles: Diamond. & red brad & raffia.

My dd Cathy has a mobile craft shop in Co Mayo and she is in the process of opening her on line shop soon,---keep posted.  Her blog is
She also has articles in the FREE  e magazine  go check it out.
Please leave a comment, thank you.

Colour--UKS ART Journal

Hurray!! I finished my first page, and here it is.  The colours are a bit dark but its done.
I painted the page with gesso then painted acrylic Lemon Yellow, Scarlet Red & Titanium White.  Drew the path which I had already covered with newspaper before painting. Then gesso again on path.Sprayed Procion Dye Turquoise through Tim Holtz Ransom Mask( letters)  Stamped the edge in black with do-crafts stamp and the woman is a  stamp I made from fun foam from a tracing.  Other stamps from Scrollworks.
Outlined all with a black Sharpie pen.  Thanks for looking.

Cover---UKS ART journal

Here is the cover of my journal which I made in a class in London last November with Susie Jefferson.  I used Lumiere and Stewart Gill paints and its made from good watercolour paper.  Its a Kiss journal.
The bottom picture is my first page, the prompt was colour and I blues greens and oranges.
Its ok not too keen on the layout but its my first!

Here I am!

Hi my name is Kay and I have been crafting most of my life. 
I have decided to join in and contribute to the blogging world out there instead of lurking in the background, finally plucked up courage. I want to show what I create and make some crafting friends and take part in a challenge or too to keep my creative juices flowing.
Over at  they have started a six months course on making an ART Journal---check it out.  I have started and when I have  my photos organised I will post them later today. See you soon.