Friday, September 23, 2016

Who knew...

Hi folks...it's Friday and I'm knee deep in sewing supplies...
busy making samples with the new stitching and quilting products from Fiskars...


but who knew that this sewing malarkey takes up so much space...
the cubbyhole crew have been forced to move lock stock and barrel to the kitchen...
and look away now if you're of a nervous disposition..yes...my least favourite household tool has escaped from his cupboard and probably won't be returning anytime soon...
I have to say I'm having great fun trying something different but not sure I'll be giving up the papercrafting day job just yet. Have a great weekend everyone whatever you have planned and I'll see you all on Monday over at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge and a reminder that you still have time to enter this week's "Inspired By Music" challenge...a chance to win a $50 shopping spree over at Simon Says Stamp.
Hugs Kath xxx

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Never Two Days The Same...

Hi folks...it's time to hang my Halloween hat up for a while...leave the play stuff behind and move on to what technically is WORK but in reality is just having a different kind of fun making samples with the new arrivals from Fiskars. This is what I love about this crazy crafting job...you never know what new exciting challenge awaits...never two days the same that's for sure and for the next week or so...it's going to be all about STITCHING...
I've done lots of sewing over the years...wouldn't profess to be an expert but hey life would be boring if you didn't occasionally push your boundaries so I'm looking forward to the challenge ably assisted by my super sharp Fiskars buddies...it definitely makes the job easier when you have great tools to work with...
 I'm looking forward to getting creative with some favourite fabrics...
 making a dent in the button stash...
and giving this part-timer...used occasionally for a little bit of stitching on a card or tag...a good old work-out
But before the fun can begin I'm off on a shopping expedition to stock up on interfacing...wadding and anything else that takes my fancy.
Hugs Kath xxx

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Things That Go Bump In The Night...

Hi folks...the cubbyhole crew are in full on Halloween mode...
having fun with the latest releases from the King of Spooky himself...Mr Tim Holtz and today I'm sharing a project that started off with a simple idea in my head and before I knew it...grew legs (lots of legs if you count the spooky spiders) and went off on a completely different tangent when I discovered a whole box full of Grunge Alphabets whilst looking for something else...sound familiar
and turned into a Crazy Cats "Things That Go Bump In The Night" adventure...



and I'm not done with Halloween just yet BUT...
Fiskars Happy Mail has arrived in the cubbyhole and I'm off to find out what new goodies lie within...
Catch you all later
Hugs Kath xxx

Monday, September 19, 2016

Inspired By Music...

Hi Everyone...it's Monday and that means it's time to have some fun over at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge...thank you for joining us for last week's "At The Movies" challenge and we hope you can join us this week too because...

and the theme for this week is...
INSPIRED BY MUSIC
I have such a varied taste in music that I was pondering for quite a while before that magical lightbulb moment took me off on a spooky adventure with some Crazy Birds inspired by the song...Defying Gravity from what is probably my favourite musical of all time...WICKED...woohoo the chance to have lots of fun making a WICKED HALLOWEEN themed chipboard panel...
I trimmed the chipboard down to measure 8" x 8" and covered with a sheet of paper from the Tim Holtz Materialize Paper Stash Pad. I die cut a circle to use as a mask and applied White Gesso with Cut 'n Dry to create the moon.
I covered the moon with the circle die cut and coloured the panel with Seedless Preserves and Carved Pumpkin Distress Crayons and then applied White Gesso through the Twisted Twigs Mini Layering Stencil from Set 23...
fixed down torn strips of Composer Tissue Wrap with Distress Collage Medium Matte...
and watered down White Gesso to create splatters using a paintbrush
I stamped the Crazy Birds (just to give me an idea of where I wanted to place the other elements)...applied Black Gesso through Dylusions Luscious Leaves stencil and highlighted the leaves with a Signo Uniball White Pen.
I stamped one of the leaf images from Tim Holtz Leaf Prints using Carved Pumpkin Distress Paint and the spiders  from Mini Halloween 5 with Black Archival...
I then stamped the birds from the Bird Crazy Stamp Set and witches hats from Crazy Things on to Ranger Watercolor Paper
coloured with Carved Pumpkin...Peeled Paint...Seedless Preserves and Black Soot Distress Markers using the Detailer Water Brush...die cut using the matching Thinlits and applied Glossy Accents to the eyes.
and fixed to the panel with 3D foam...check out that dare devil Crazy Bird defying gravity by flying upside down on his broomstick...
 and his mate who's not so sure this is a good idea...
I then added label letters and Idea-ology Newsprint Alpha Parts coloured with Distress Paints and Once Upon A Time letters cut from white card..

You can find all the products I used over at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp online store...just click on the links below...


Why don't you pop over to the Monday Challenge Blog and check out the amazing creations from my very talented Design Team mates and our guest artist for this month...Larisa. As always you all have the chance to win a $50 gift voucher to spend at Simon Says StampYou have until Monday 8am Ohio time...1pm UK time...2 pm CET to join in...

You can also follow Simon Says Stamp on Instagram


Have fun...Happy Crafting
Hugs Kath xxx


LinkWithin

Related Posts with Thumbnails