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Sunday, 31 January 2016

those tricky men in our lives ....

Always tricky to choose in a card shop, always tricky to make and certainly the kind that I least like being asked to make for people ! Men's cards .... Gah !

So why is it so difficult ?
There seems to be plenty 'hobbies' these crazy guys get up to. So i did some research and here are the main things that I found on shop-bought cards.....
Beer/ wine drinking !
Slobbing out in front of TV /computer !
Then there are the usual hobby/sports-
fishing/football/rugby and cricket.
then of course there are cars... lots of them !

So why do us card makers struggle so much ? There are lots of things to choose from .... Hope you like my latest attempts .

Kate x

Wednesday, 20 January 2016

I have a few days off as I am not working til Saturday night- yahoooooo !
Anyway, I was feeling rather energetic for a change and blitzed my way through the housework, made some soup, returned some stuff to a shop, had a nap......and tomorrow I craft !!

Can't wait ......
But what will I do ? Cards ......decorate some some painting...
oh the delicious choice that is waiting for me !!! I've been in the mood to draw today and have been thinking about it all day. It's been driving me crazy in fact as I just know that tomorrow I won't even want to pick a pencil up !!!
So anyway, I dug this wee guy out of a folder. I drew him a few years back when I was asked to design some stamps for Personal Impressions. They rejected  him , as well as many others but I think a wee set of beach themed pics would be cool as we are all currently shivering in this weirdly late chilly weather... oh well, off to sharpen my pencil.

See ya 
Kate x

Sunday, 17 January 2016

Well hello and a Happy New Year !

So after a slack year in 2015 where I really was not inspired to make very much, I have been back into my crafty attic. Hurrah !
So I've spent the last few weeks working hard sorting things out, chucking old bits and bobs out and just generally have a good old clear out ! The amount of rubbish bags that came out of there was quite scary, especially as at one point it didn't look any different. But I am proud to say that it's all organised, the lists are made for lots of different ideas, different ranges of items, different crafts to be explored.....what this space ! But the main thing is ....
And it's a long time since I could honestly say I've felt like this. Hopefully I'll get back to attending some craft fairs and test the water, so anyone on committes, PTA's etc let me know and I'll see what I can do.

So here's to a new year.. hopefully a busy , creative one x

Bye for now,