Monday, 15 September 2014

Mid Month Inspiration - Anything Goes

Hi Peeps

Here's my Inspiration for this months challenge over at Imagination Crafts Challenge 
I've made a grungy photo book
as I figured the MDF could be cut in my Bind It All
but you could just punch it and use rings or ribbon too
I've used some techniques I picked up on an Andy Skinner workshop.......
Its been great to be able to apply them using some of my Fave IC products
I will at some point do a demo to show you what I did,
but for now here's what I used in order of use.
IC MDF Frame pack
Punched with Bind it all (bound last)
Embossed Card (using a few IC stencils)
Time and Motion Stencil with texture paste
IC Jet and Chalk MDF Paints
IC Inkadinks (mixed colours)
Bronze Stencil paint (light rub to highlight raised areas)
Old book page stained with Inkadinks
Zutter wire to bind

I hope this inspires you to get muckypaws hee hee
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


Wednesday, 10 September 2014

Faux Slate technique - IC demo

Hi Peeps

Just a quickie to let you know I've posted a YouTube Demo on the
Great technique that I came up with 
whilst totally messing up another technique shown me by the fabby
Andy Skinner when I attended one of his workshops.
Hope you like it
Be Good

Monday, 8 September 2014

Creative Blogger Hop

Morning Peeps....
I was asked by my great friend Pauline Orr 
if I'd like to join the Creative Bloggers Hop..
Its a continuous hop every Monday with a host of
inspirational bloggers taking part each week..

So here goes, here's my answers to the questions...

Question 1.
 What am I working on?....  Well I'm currently working on some new stamp and stencil designs for Imagination Crafts and crafty wise I'm playing with cold porcelain flowers in between crocheting a blanket and waiting for paint to dry on a altered grungy plaque I'm working on.

Question 2.
How does my work differ from others in my genre?...
 I'm not sure I have a genre ha ha  ..... I tend to slot into the vintage grunge area but I tend to put a twist on projects that don't.... so I may take a pretty paper or cute stamp and vintage it or grunge it, and make it my own.

Question 3.
Why do I create what I do?.....
 Ohhh hard question ...... I don't have a set process and I've constantly got a few projects on the go.... I suppose I make things I like .... I like a challenge so I'm always hunting for a diff technique to incorporate into a project .... not sure that answers it but it's the best I can do ha ha

Question 4.
How does your creative process work?
Ohhh now this depends on what it is ....... if it's a DT piece then I get the products out I need to use and go from there.........If it's something for 'me' I start with maybe a canvas and get lots of bits out I'd like to use ... then pick colour scheme ... then I'm off it just all kinda comes together.... or it doesn't and I put it to one side till the mojo is back ha ha Its different each time I start some thing ... Like a stamp may inspire me or picture on pinterest or I've learned a new technique and want to apply it to a current project ??
It all depends on being in 'the zone'  and which 'zone' I'm in ha ha ... But generally I just like making a mess and having creative fun.... I always have 'Mucky Paws' .

Here's a couple of my recent ish fave projects

Now for my 2 nominees...
It was hard to pick from all my blogging friends
but I've pick these two lovely ladies as their styles are very different.....
but I get Inspiration from them both

Frederique shares my passion for all things Tim Holtz, she is a creative, lovely and funny lady. I just love her vintage style, and I draw inspiration from her work.
Jan is amazing, I am totally in awe of her CAS and WOW cards, If  I'm ever stuck for an idea I pop to her blog .... she has inspired me to make some lovely wedding cards ....
and keep them clean hee hee

Just answer the questions above ladies and post them on your blogs next Monday...
don't forget to nominate x
Thank you for your visit and taking time to read about me...Please pop to the girls blogs and say hello

 Be Good
Kath xx

Monday, 1 September 2014

IC DT post - Sept - Anything Goes

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

Here's mine for the 1st x

I've traced the stencil and stamp, and parched them,
simple but quite effective me thinks.
I find doing Parchment crafting very calming,
I do wish I had more time to play though hee hee

 Stuff I've used
IC Leaf Flourish Border stencil
IC Daisy Decoupage Stamp
Tag and brads from stash

 Here's the shop link if you fancy a nosy, they have some great stuff
 Hope you can come and join in
Thanks for looking 
Be good 
Kath xx

Thursday, 21 August 2014

A Friendship Hop for Lisa

Hi Peeps
If you've arrived here from Erin's blog thank you so much for visiting me, 
please carry on to Kristy's and say hello.
If you've come to nosy at my post Hello !
This post is part of a blog hop to cheer our lovely friend Lisa up......
Bless her she's been very poorly and is back in hospital and we all miss her very much,
so we have all made her something to cheer her up,
and this is our way of sharing it with you all as well.
Here's my contribution
Its now on its way to her and I'm hoping it brings a smile to her face
Thanks for looking, feel free to join in and go say hello to the girls below
and pop over to Lisa's blog and send some get well love.
Be Good
Kath xx
Teresa Morgan -
Stephanie Lukaszewski -
Catherine Craftyhands Wilson Dobbs -

Friday, 15 August 2014

IC DT mid month Inspiration

Morning peeps
Here's a bit of mid month inspiration for the


Sorry about the picture its really hard to not get a 'glow' on the acetate

Stuff I've used
IC Stencils -  Vine Trellis, Topiary Flower, Apple Blossom and Bay leaf
Sparkle Medium
Silkies - bronze
Blue Bell Inkadinks (colour wash for background)
White embossing powder
Versa Mark
White glossy card

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
Thanks for looking
Be Good
Kath xx

Wednesday, 13 August 2014

Imagination Crafts - Playing with Stencils

Hi Peeps
Just a quick note to let you know I've posted a little YouTube vid  on the
to show a different way to play with your stencils/masks
Just click the above link to have a nosy x
Kath xx

Wednesday, 6 August 2014

Crafty play day ..... Minus one

Hi Peeps

No crafty day with Linda today as I wasn't well enough to drive ..... I've had a bit of a play this afternoon though .... Thought I'd enter a couple of challenges .... Helps the old mojo to focus lol 

Here's what I came up with 

This one is for the Craft Stamper Challenge -August, 
where you have to have a go at a technique from a 2014 mag, 
so I picked Paper Scraps by Helen Chiltern - April 14

Stuff I've used 

Chocolate Baroque -Boys on bikes and Eccentric Edwardian stamp sets 
Scraps of Chocolate Baroque papers 
Dictionary and music sheets
Various Distress Inks and Stains 
Chit chat stickers
Snow Cap acrylic dabber
White card 

Thanks for looking 
Be good 
Kath xx

Friday, 1 August 2014

IC DT post - August - Create a Scene/ Summer Hols

Hi Peeps
Its challenge day over at
And this month it's Summer Holidays/Create a Scene
Here's my offering

 Stuff I've used

IC Create a Scene stencil
IC Hollyhock stencil
IC Chalk White MDF paint (clouds)
Brown and Black Stazon
Big and Juicy Ink Pad and Brayer
Black and white gloss card
Sentiment for an IC stamp Set

 Here's the shop link if you fancy a nosy, they have some great stuff
 Hope you can come and join in
Thanks for looking 
Be good 
Kath xx

Thursday, 31 July 2014

Crafty Play Day Makes

Hi Peeps

Well for our play day this week we set each other a challenge lol ....
Linda was to do a grungy card and I had to do a cutie one. Then we both had to do each others using the same stuff (I went pinks she went purples)
I gave Linda some Tim Holtz goodies -  stamps, die cut, distress powders and inks, kraft card, a tag, bit of string and a clip ! (she brought her own frantage)

She gave me a tatty twinkles stamp set and some pretty papers, and here's what we came up with 

My tatty twinkles 


My grungy card 
Linda's grungy card 

Linda had both hers done before Id even finished my Cute one .... Speedy Gonzalez or what ha ha
We had a giggle and she had very mucky paws hee hee ..... I'm happy with my cutie one, still not my cup of tea but hey each to their own .... I think we both did well ha ha

Thanks for looking 
Be good 

Kath xx