Monday, August 27, 2012

More Bang for your Buck...

Morning folks...are you wondering what on earth I'm on about...let me share the cards we made at my Christmas Card Class at The Papeterie on Saturday and I'll explain. I get lots of feedback from crafters that they buy sets of stamps and haven't a clue what to do with them when they get them home...we've all been there and we all know that this crafty hobby can make serious dents in your budget. Being a Canny Scot...I'm always looking to get more bang for my buck and make my stamp purchases earn their keep so time to put our "thinking out of the box" hats on and make quick and easy contemporary cards without breaking the bank...let's face it we need all the help we can get in the run up to the busiest time of the year for us card makers...






Thank you to all the lovely crafty girls who came along to join in the fun...they were superstars each and every one...it was lovely to see some new faces and familiar ones too...we even finished ahead of time which is unheard of for me so some settled down for a gorgeous "who cares how many calories" afternoon tea...thanks to Paula and The Papeterie...whilst the others went shopping...

See you all tomorrow for the saga of the humble carrier bag
Hugs Kath xxx

11 comments:

Redanne said...

Hi Kath, I can see now whyyou needed those punches! The cards are beautiful and just goes to show how far you can stretch a few stamps. Thank you for the inspiration. There is only one reason why I am glad I was not there - cupcakes - I have no willpower.......Crafty hugs, Anne x

Paula (PEP) said...

No wonder the cubby hole looked like a tornado hat hit it. Have a good week.
Paula (PEP)

...the yorkshire fox... said...

...this is the beauty that is you Kath, you fill others with inspiration, your own creative mind is full with an abundance of crafty ideas to get even the most dormant of minds kick started into gear...great inspiring makes Kath, loVe the garland & the snowflakes...Mel :)
Some scrumptious looking cup cakes you ladies have had the pleasure of devouring!X

Helen McRobbie said...

Great cards Kath wish I could've been there

Erika said...

Great cards Kath and all that cake, nomm, nomm. Hope you had a fun day.
Hugs Erika.

NGCARDS said...

Beautiful cards hun xxx

Kat said...

Wow Kath these cards are fantastic. Loving your ideas on how to use those stamps. Love the colours too. And those cupcakes are something else. There's a good reason I don't bake very often. You guessed! I'd feel obliged to eat it.

Kat xx

butlersabroad said...

Lovely cards Kath,hope you had enough punches to go around! Lovely buns too, hope everyone wasn't on a sugar high! My lovely goodies arrived yesterday, thank you so much, can't wait to have a play.

Hugs
Brenda

Katina said...

Fabulous cards Kath! I have had two of these stamp sets for ages, practically unused! Thank you for such wonderful inspiration!
xxx

HappyCrafter said...

Gorgeous cards, I especially like the one with the trees. Looks like yummy desserts too!

Betty J Schaub said...

Someone posted your card on fb. I just wanted to pop over and tell you, I think your card is beautiful!!!

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