Monday, 24 November 2014

Having a mucky day :)

Hi peeps 
I enrolled in one of Andy Skinners online workshops at the weekend so I've had a little go whilst following along..... Very mucky fun indeed ....

So here's my first run of some of the techniques for the Book of Ruination 

I've ordered some A4 note books to do a proper job but I don't think it's bad for my first attempts .... I seem to have got the hang of it better on the back cover lol 

Thanks for looking 
Be good 
Kath xx 

Friday, 21 November 2014

Some news to Share !!!!

Hi Peeps
Well I've finally done it ...... I've opened my own shop with Stamp and Stencil designs and a few other bits....... Feel free to pop over and have a browse ..... more designs will be added after Christmas so keep your eyes peeled

Mucky Paws Crafts

Here's a few quick samples using my stamps ....
some others are posted in the gallery on the shop page
Thanks for looking
Be good
Kath xx

Sunday, 16 November 2014

Me day part two ....

Hi Peeps
Here's the finished project I started on Thursday......
I've been wanting to make some frames up for putting in the bathroom and this is no 1 .....

Stuff I used
Bits of wood hubby made a frame with
Gesso'd, Crackled and Sanded back before adding PVA and sand
MDF anchor ... Deco Arts Media Fluids and sand
An old bracelet treated the same as the anchor
Some paper netting coloured with green and white acrylics
I've a few ideas for another 3 for the big wall !
Thanks for looking
Be good
Kathryn x

Saturday, 15 November 2014

Imagination Crafts Mid Month Inspiration

Hi Peeps

Here's my Inspiration for this months challenge over at Imagination Crafts Challenge 
Featuring my Skater Boy stencil from the new kids range I've designed
Sorry the pics a bit dark its hard photographing the sparkle.




IC Stencils -Skater Boy , Stencil letters, and Bricks
Sparkle Medium - Black Stars and Blue
DI's- Vintage Photo
IC black gloss card stock
Modelling paste

Here's the shop link if you fancy a browse
Don't forget to pop to the IC BLOG to check out the DTs work too
Be Good
Kath x


Thursday, 13 November 2014

Having a me day ....

Hi Peeps
Today I've totally had a me day .... 
And managed to do two projects I've wanted to do for ages ....
Ones still drying so I'll share it later in the week.

I've fancied doing this treasure box for ages .... I just love making boxes...
It must be the engineer in me lol.
I'm gonna put Yankee candle pattys in them as a Christmas gift for a friend. 


After a lot of searching .... found some decent instruction HERE 

I've used Kraft card and Tim Holtz 12x12 card stock and his grungy bow die
and a bit of distress ink and distress stickles 
It takes a while but is very sturdy and I can see me making a few more for putting presents in ! 

Thanks for looking 
Be good
Kath xx 

Friday, 7 November 2014

Just a quick one ...

Hi peeps
Just sharing what me and mother got upto on Tuesday .... 
Decorating her plain n boring (her words) fire guard ....

Stuff I used 
Beer cans 
Viva decor precious metal paints gold and pink 
Tim Holtz tattered florals and garden greens dies
Few brads 

I used a natural sponge to stipple the gold paint all over it. 

Using two Tim Holtz dies I cut flowers and leafy branches out of beer cans and painted again with the viva decor gold and pink paints 

All glued on with pinflare glue gel .... She was really pleased with the results ... And it does look pretty if I say so myself lol 

Thanks for looking 
Be Good
Kath xx

Saturday, 1 November 2014

Imagination Crafts Challenge November

Hi Peeps
Its challenge day over at
And this month it's Anything Goes
Here's my offering
Just a quick one

 Stuff I've used
IC Patterned card stock
NEW IC Teddy Stencil
Sparkle Medium Bronze and Candy Pink
IC sentiment Stamp
Kraft Card
Couple of dies from my stash for the rosette

 Here's the shop link if you fancy a nosy.
 Hope you can come and join in
Thanks for looking 
Be good 
Kath xx

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

Mid Month Inspiration - Imagination Crafts

Hi Peeps

Here's my Inspiration for this months challenge over at Imagination Crafts Challenge 
Made for a friend... not my usual type of thing, but I think it turned out okay and my friend loved it !




IC Stencils - Damask - Wedding
Sorry if the names are wrong,
you'd think I'd know the names of my own designs ha ha

IC Butterfly Stamp and sentiment
Sparkle Medium - Chartreuse
Detail Sparkle - Gold Gilt
DI's- Vintage Photo & Tea Dye
Cream and matt bronze card stock

Here's the shop link if you fancy a browse
Don't forget to pop to the IC BLOG to check out the DTs work too
Be Good
Kath x


Thursday, 9 October 2014

Crafty Play Day Makes......

Hi Peeps
Just sharing what me and Linda got up to yesterday
I went to an Andy Skinner workshop last month and
so I showed Linda a few techniques I'd picked up
We made "Torn Hearts",
pop over to Linda's Blog and check hers out ....
She really enjoyed herself and had very mucky paws hee hee
We mainly used Grey/White acrylic paints
Deco arts Fluid acrylics - transparent shades of gold, red and brown
Linda used some Pebeo iridescents also
Strips of torn and embossed card stock and some modelling pastes

Whilst Linda played with some other bits I made this ...... not sure what to call it ha ha
I wanted it to look as if the staples had burst to reveal the innards... so to speak
I think I need to stop watching Vampire shows ha ha ha
I really love getting grungy and I don't often get the chance to play with stuff I love so maybe this piece gives you an insight into what I really love to do ?
Maybe its my Grunginess bursting out ha ha ha
Andy  has really helped me remove my training wheels ha ha

Thanks for looking
Be good
Kath xx

Wednesday, 8 October 2014

Just a Quicky....

Hi Peeps
Just a quick note to let you know I've posted a new You Tube on the
if you fancy a laugh hee hee
Be Good
Kath x