Thursday, 22 January 2015

Fine Feathers


A friend of mine is having a pretty tough time at the moment, having received the sort of news no mother would want to hear.  I just wanted her to know I'm thinking of her and her daughter.

I stamped and cut the feathers using the WMS Fine Feathers and matching die set.  I used the sketch from Freshly Made Sketches 170 for inspiration.
Thanks for stopping by,
Kate

Tuesday, 20 January 2015

Postcard from the Edge




I am so proud of myself - I bought some new craft things and I'm actually using them within a month.  Usually I just have to buy something because it looks really cool and then it languishes for months or even (I hate to admit) years before I actually get around to using it.  The wonderful Darnell  has made me acutely aware of this serious shortcoming in my character and that I'm not alone in this (phew!!!).

This is a card I made for my Aunt's 80th birthday.  The Marianne D Vintage bicycle was cut from silver glitter card.  It had a tendency to shed so I coated it with Glossy Accents which had the added benefit of making it a bit sturdier.  The Happy and Birthday are from Clearly Besotted.  I coated them in pink embossing powder and opalescent embossing powder so they really sparkled though sadly that's not obvious from the photo.

Of course the pi├Ęce de resistance is the postcard created from the exquisite WMS Vintage Postcards set.  I used the free cut files Claire provided to cut a fancy postcard shape using the Cameo.

Darnell has another NBUS challenge over on her blog, so I'm entering the card over there.  



Thanks for stopping by,
Kate

Wednesday, 31 December 2014

Heirloom Christmas with a Shiny Red Bow


It may not be your obvious choice of Christmas pattern but I just love the houndstooth background builder die in the WMS Heirloom Patterns set.  For me this pattern is synonymous with shopping at David Jones which is where most of my Christmas shopping was done when I used to live in Sydney.  It was the department store in Sydney and the Christmas displays were AMAZING. I can still remember as a young child going into the city at Christmas time to see the decorated store fronts - it was a simply magical time of the year.

The present is a Sizzix Original die.  I've cut several layers at once so that it stands out more - no problem for the Sizzix Original Dies which can cut very thick layers.   A little glossy accents really made the red bow shine and I think it looks striking against the black and white houndstooth.  The Holly from the Tim Holtz Holiday Lamp Post adds even more festive spirit.

The sentiment from WMS Ornate Ornaments fitted perfectly on this Spellbinders Classic Oval which I matted with a Spellbinders Floral Oval - particularly festive with it's little star border. 

I am entering these cards in the last WMS Fanatics Challenge which closes tomorrow.  Deb and Tara and more recently Kathy, have done a wonderful job creating fortnightly challenges for us die hard WMS Fanatics.   This last challenge is an Anything Goes Challenge so I've spent the last few weeks linking anything I've created during this busy time of the year.  That's not hard when Waltzing Mouse Stamps have some of the most brilliant Christmas sets on the market (and I own most of them) !!!


Thanks for stopping by and have a great new year,
Kate

Tuesday, 30 December 2014

Art Deco New Year


No matter how organised you are with your Christmas card list (and I never am), there always seems to be someone you have overlooked, or you get a card late Christmas eve from someone you didn't expect and you realise they weren't on your list.  One could just accept defeat and put them on the top of next year's list or send a New Year's card.  Here is such a card.

I've used the WMS Art Deco Backgrounds for the background and WMS Putting on the Ritz for the sentiment.  I mounted the sentiment on a self matting WMS Pretty Panel #2.  Some glittery Quickutz photo corners and some glittery Sizzix Original Confetti added a little sparkle !!!


I'm entering this in the last ever Waltzing Mouse Fanatics Challenge


Thanks for stopping by,
Kate

Wednesday, 24 December 2014

Compliments of the Season


The theme over at the Curtain Call this fortnight is Candy Canes, which gave me the opportunity to try something I've had in my head for a while - to cut a panel stamped with WMS Pinstripes on the diagonal so it looks more festive.

This is a card I made for one of Simon's doctors - they love getting photo cards from him.  I've cut the pinstriped panel with a fishtail pennant shape and used this to spotlight the photo of Simon cut into a star shape ('cos he's a star) !!!   A sentiment from WMS Compliments of the Season fitted nicely under the banner.

I'm also entering this card in the last ever Waltzing Mouse Fanatics Challenge.

Thanks for stopping by,

Kate