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Monday 28 April 2014

“Create With Kathe” For Thursday 24th April 2014

First week of the school holidays done and dusted!
I was very fortunate that my parents took my kids for the day and overnight, as Thursday was jammed pack!
First off I was out to Wakefield to visit the Dietician, and then … hate to say it but I bought Burger King for lunch with Beer Battered Onion Rings, before Class started at 1pm {thank-you Sue for getting rid of my evidence!!!}.

At the afternoon Class, we had Sue, Kay and her granddaughter Emma attend, and in the evening Bev and Jen.

We made three projects, 2 cards and an “Off The Page” item …

A fortnight ago we made a gorgeous vintage themed card featuring the “Dress Up” framelits, and Thursday we made a matching Lip Balm Holder with same cardstock.
To view the original Post, please click here.

For the cards, the afternoon class made Pink themed cards, in Blushing Bride, Strawberry Slush and Melon Mambo.
Where as the evening class made Blue themed cards in Pool Party, Coastal Cabana and Bermuda Bay.

The Aqua Painters had a real workout making these cards!

My favourite is the card below, I ♥ how the hues of the blues 
just melt into each other!

Jen switched hers up a bit, and used her Faber-Castell Watercolour Pencils and SU Aqua Painters + Washi Tape, and really went to town!
♥ her results!!!

By Jen Hassloch

By Jen Hassloch

And in her second card, Jen switched the Lattice around, and added Raffia to the inside of her card, and an abundance of Butterflies....

By Jen Hassloch

By Jen Hassloch

Mmmmmm … Week Two of the school holidays, I wonder what this weeks project{s} will be?!!!

“Fan Fair” DSP {My Digital Studio Download}

 First Edition” Specialty Designer Series Paper {Clearance Rack}

“Dress Up” Framelits

"Lattice” Bigz

“Beautiful Wings” Embosslits

“En Francais” Background Stamp

“Fine Feathers” Stamp Set

“Petite Pairs” Stamp set

”Secret Garden” Stamp Set

Recipe Ingredient List
Stamp Sets: “En Francais”, “Fine Feathers”, “Petite Pairs”, and ”Secret Garden”
Ink: Bermuda Bay, Black StazOn, Blushing Bride, Coastal Cabana, Melon Mambo, Pool Party, Strawberry Slush,
Cardstock: Basic Black, Coastal Cabana, Crumb Cake, Naturals White, Pool Party, Strawberry Slush, “Fan Fair” DSP {My Digital Studio Download}, “First Edition” Specialty Designer Series Paper {Clearance Rack}
Punches:  “Artisan Label”, “Bird Builder”
Embossing Folder: Square Lattice
Framelits/Dies: “Beautiful Wings” Embosslits, “Dress Up” Framelits, “Lattice” Bigz, ”Secret Garden” Framelits
Xtras: Aqua Painters, Antique Brads, Dimensionals, Embossing Powder > Clear, Heat Tool, Large Pearl Basic Jewels and Pearl Basic Jewels, Raffia, Vellum, Vintage Trinkets, Watercolour Paper 300gsm

Special Tools: Big Shot, Big Shot Magnetic Platform, Simply Scored Scoring Tool, Stampin’ Scrub and Stampin’ Cleaner, StazOn Cleaner, Stampin’ Trimmer 

Commission: Horse Themed Card

I had the great honour in making a birthday card today, for a friend’s friend … does that make sense?!!!

The brief was that Lynley loved her horses named Harry and Scotty, and I was given these photos to work from ...




I decided to use the photos of Harry and Scotty jumping, and create them as “Wall Hangings” or pictures on the inside of the card.
The beautiful headshot of Harry is on the front of the card.
My girl-friend Linda was rapt with the card, and I am really pleased as to how it turned out ...

Recipe Ingredient List
Stamp Sets: “Gorgeous Grunge”, “Hardwood”, “Perfect Pennants”,  
Ink: Sahara Sand, Soft Suede, and Stampin’ Markers Early Espresso and Pacific Point
Cardstock: Baked Brown Sugar, Crumb Cake, Naturals White, Natural Composition Specialty, “Fan Fair” DSP {My Digital Studio Download}
Punches: “Banner”, “Bird Builder”, “Petite Petals”
Framelits/Dies: “Circle Card” Thinlits, “Finishing Touches” Edgelits
Xtras: Antique Brads, Burlap, Dimensionals, Embossing Powder > Clear, Heat Tool, Pearl Basic Jewels, Vellum, Vintage Trinkets

Special Tools: Big Shot, Big Shot Magnetic Platform, Envelope Punch Board, Stampin’ Scrub and Stampin’ Cleaner, Stampin’ Trimmer 

Sunday 27 April 2014

Envelope Scrapbook Album > Child's Version

Yesterday we celebrated my niece’s birthday, and I just had to make her a sweet little “Envelope Scrapbook Album”, with the help of my new Zutter!!!
The colour theme just had to be Purple, as this is her favourite colour.
I even wore a purple Clarity dress to her party!

The Album cardstock is available on Clearance Rack at the moment and is called “Cheerful Treat” Designer Paper Series.

Because she was turning just 7 years old, I wanted to create a child-like card, that she could easily maker herself; hence the Cupcake Builder Punch is used, and backed onto Purple Glimmers Paper.

Inside the card, I stamped the words “Hooray For Today” which is also on her Album, but this time I added googly eyes, instead of Brads.

Inside the Album pockets, I tucked in lots of punched shapes, such as Hearts, Cupcakes, Birds and Butterflies, using a variety of my Stampin’ Up! Punches – please see below for a list of all Punches used.

Included in her gift a packet of “Note Cards and Envelopes” #131527.
So now she can make her own cards with the xtra cute punch-outs.

Wah lah child’s version of a “Envelope Scrapbook Album” done!

Happy Birthday Jasmin!

To see my other Post regarding Envelope Scrapbook Albums, please click here

“Cheerful Treat” Designer Series Paper, 
retired but available on the Clearance Rack

“Note Cards and Envelopes” #131527

Recipe Ingredient List
Stamp Sets: “Geometrical”
Ink: Sahara Sand, and Stampin’ Markers and Early Espresso and Elegant Eggplant
Cardstock: Coastal Cabana, Crumb Cake, Naturals White, Natural Composition Specialty, Strawberry Slushy, and 
Punches: “Bird Builder”, “Corner”, “Cupcake Builder”, “Heart”, “Small Heart”, “Scallop Tag Topper” “Scallop”,
Embossing Folders: “Honeycomb”, Needlepoint Border”
Framelits/Dies: “Chalk Talk” Framelits, “Finishing Touches” Edgelits, “Beautiful Wings” Embosslits
Xtras: Bakers Twine, Chevron Ribbon, DImensionals, Googly Eyes, Ruffle Stretch Ribbon, Purple Glimmer Paper {out-sourced}, Purple Jewelled Brads {out-sourced}

Special Tools: Big Shot, Big Shot Magnetic Platform, Envelope Punch Board, Stampin’ Scrub and Stampin’ Cleaner, Stampin’ Trimmer and of course the “Zutter”!!!

Saturday 26 April 2014

Storage Ideas With Kathe: “Shelf Mantelpiece” by The Sellers Room

Margarette at The Sellers Room has done it again!
I introduce to you the …
'The Sellers Room “Shelf Mantelpiece”, ideal for Stampin’ Up! Punches'!!!

These come flat-packed and ready for easy assemble, simply by slotting the pieces together {Punches sold seperately of course!!!}.

I have 2 sets in my Craft Room, and they are perfect for storing ALL my Stampin Up! Punches.

Above Is 2 Units Housed On Top Of each Other

I can get 2 rows of standard sized SU Punches per shelf, and 4 Punches across.
With three shelves high, that means I can store 24 standard sized Stampin’ Up! Punches per unit!
I have housed the larger/wider Punches on their own shelf, as per photo below.

At only $15 per unit {+ postage}, this is a cheap and easy way to tidy up your Craft Room.

For purchases, please contact me via
New Zealand enquires only.

+ don’t forget about the “Big Shot Cabinet” that Margarette designed and made to house her brand new Stampin’ Up! Big Shot!

To view the post, please click here.

Happy Craftin'

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