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Saturday, 21 January 2012

Saturday again...

Well how did we get to the weekend so fast? I've had a week full of, walking the dogs,  cleaning, walking the dogs, washing, walking the dogs, ironing, walking the dogs. Then there was the LCI business bit which I can't tell you about .... just yet lol. But it's been VERY time consuming and I KNOW you will be happy happy happy because it's all for YOU! No crafting but last weekend I managed a few cards one of which I'm showing you today.

First I've got a little project I made for all the Ladybugs for their Christmas...well it was supposed to be for Christmas but only managed to get them made and mailed the other week! I couldn't show it to you as I was waiting for MPto receive hers as she's across the pond and I didn't want her thinking she'd been missed out.

You've seen this on my blog before but I think it's a great present because a) it's hand crafted with love b) it lasts a long long time...a whole year in fact! Here it is...

It's a calendar and notebook tin. As I was already late sending them it needed to be quick so no colouring. There's a commercial over here listing things and the price of them and I thought it would be perfect for the lid of the tin...I just adapted it to the crafting world. I found the Basic Grey pp in a drawer and after blowing off the dust cut it up and put it together with some SU! Tempting Turquoise cs, a strip of TT run through the Cuttlebug with an embossing folder, rounding the corners and sewing the pieces together. I had the perfect colour of felt in Carribean Blue to match TT to make the fabulicious Loopy Bloom.

The last time I made the tin I couldn't find a suitable sized pen so cut a pencil to fit but this time I managed to find these pens that are a perfect fit. The original idea for these tins came from here. Andrea has some fantastic project kits she puts together and sells.

I loved Julie's 'New Stash' Challenge card which you can see here and I wanted to have a try. I also wanted to use LCI images I haven't used in a while and Scaredy Cat Magnum caught my eye.

I'm quite pleased with the way it turned out. Especially the doodling! I love seeing doodling on cards but I'm always afraid of making a hash of it and ruining a couple of hours of work but I was determined I was going to have a go. I took a deep breath and proceeded to dot and dash my way around the card and breathed a huge sigh of relief (I think I was starting to go blue!) when I was done without any mishaps...go Kerry go Kerry lol!!!

I cut out the aperature with my nesties and cut out another smaller circle with red cs for an edge then stitched around the circle (holding my breath again!) I stamped, coloured and cut out Magnum and Lily and mounted Magnum on a piece of embossed cs on the inside and stuck Lily to the outside using a foam pad

It looks like Lily is flashing Magnum but I can assure you she's not lololol

I got out my Whimsey Ticket stamps and die's a bit tricky lining them up but I just love how these tickets add something a bit different to a card

I'd love to enter the following challenges:

Crafty Purple Frog - Anything Goes
Digi Doodle Shop - Blues and Brown
Shelly's Images - Anything Goes
Alphabet Challenge - Y You can choose (Anything Goes)
Chocolate, Coffee & Cards - Glitter (Magnum's stool)
Crafty Ann's Challenge - What's New Pussycat (ticket die and stamp set)
Stampin with the Dragon - Anything Goes
CES Challenge - Anything But A Card
Little Claire's Designs - Anything But A Card
The Spotted Chick - That's Krafty

You can find Scaredy Cat Magnum here in the January 1/2 price sale along with all LCI cling stamps.

Ok...I've a deadline for Monday and I haven't even started. Want to know what it is? Sorry...{tapping nose} you're just going to have to wait lol!

Have a great Saturday :-D

Catch ya later x


Julie said...

Such a lucky Bug was I to receive one of your gorgeous creations! I was ok once I realised it was hinged lol! I love it big time!
GO KERRY with your dot dash-ing, I'm alright as long as I don't think about it,that's when my stitches look like lines (if you get what I mean) Loving your card,thanks for the link,Julie.x

Anita said...

Hi Kerry. Love the calendar tins and especially the sentiment lol! We have that same commercial on this side of the pond so I laughed as soon as I saw it. Magnum looks scrumptious too! Hope you have a more relaxing week coming up.

Jane said...

What a super present you made for your Ladybug Ladies Kerry, I am sure they were so thrilled with them. Love the latest card with all the dotting and dashing-LOL! I am intrigued what you are up to and look forward to you spilling the beans soon. Enjoy the rest of the weekend,
Jane x

Amanda R said...

What a great gift for all the girls Kerry! And I loved the comment about Lily flashing Magnum, you are so warped but funny! Can't wait to see what you have in store for us!

Rusty said...

FAB card! I did one like this with those stupid daft samples! love the effect!! I also loved my calendar tin ... but even better than that I CAN COMMENT!!! haha! xxx thankyou for my pressy xx

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

WOW ... fabulous creations! LOVE the calendar/note pad tin ... what a great gift idea!
Thanks so much for joining our "Anything Goes" challenge at Shelly's Images! Please come back and join us again real soon!!

Shelly's Images DT


Kerry these are fantastic! And yes are you right with the first card! The image on the second is SO cute. Thanks for coming to Stamping with the Dragon. Luv Samara

CraftyC said...

They are gorgeous creations Kerry. Thanks for taking part in this weeks CES Challenge and I know the dog senario, walk mine 3 times a day between everything else come rain or shine!lol

pinky said...

Well you know how much I loved my tin Kerry!! Even nicer when you get the real thing and the pens are so cute;) I love your magnum card, even with flashing Lili lol. Just coloured a Magnum in for my son's birthday tomorrow, like you and probably all women rushing around doing EVERYTHING as usual lol.

Karen said...

Fab card and this kitty looks like mine, he's ginger too. Thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Shop Challenges.

happyglitzygirl said...

That cat is gorgeous, sooo reminds me of one of mine to a T. Thanks for playing with us at the Alphabet Challenge, blessings Hilde

Ann Whitfield said...

Great projects Kerry, thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's
Ann x

Sally said...

So loooove my tin Kerry, especially the lopy bloom. Every time i look at it I have to stroke you think I will be
Hugs Sally xxx

Girl Scientist said...

Lovely project, thanks for joining us at Chocolate, Coffee and Cards!

The Spotted Chick said...

...and you used my baby too!! Ok, I think this might be considered cheating! Bwah-ha-ha-ha! I LOVE everything about it Kerry! You AMAZE me each and every time? I would have never attempted to cut out Lily! But you aced it! Thanks for playing along in my That's Krafty Thursday challenge! {{{hen hugs}}}