Friday, 5 August 2011

Lost Faith...

Hello Again!

Can anyone make any sense of this weather? I don’t think it actually stopped raining yesterday – and then today its nice and warm again! I’m supposed to be going to Lowestoft this weekend with the boy to visit a friend.  I was looking forward to taking a nice long walk along the beach, with chance to try and take some snaps and gather some inspiration. But…I just looked at the weather and it looks like we might get a bit soggy. Nevermind.

So I had one of those nights last night everything I made I thought looked awful.  It probably didn’t but I had no faith in myself.  I had 3 cards to make last night, two cards for my friends that have just got themselves new jobs and an order I received for a birthday card.  I had already created the fiddly bit for the “congrats” cards the night before (or so I thought) so I would just have the paper and stitching to sort. But no! As always the idea in my head didn’t quite transfer into reality as well as I had hoped. 

I recently got asked to make a card for a graduation and I had stumbled across a rosette stamp from Hero Arts and thought it would be perfect. Bearing this in mind I decided I would try to recreate this stamp but using paper cut out using Spellbinders Nestabilities for todays cards.  I cut a series of scalloped and classic paper circles from kraft and patterned card and layered them up.  I attached some wide grosgrain ribbon by stapling it to the largest circle to form my rosette!  On the purple card, I found some gorgeous ribbon whilst traipsing John Lewis during my lunch hour its velvet.  It has to be the most beautiful thing I have ever seen – well this week anyway!

So here are the finished cards…they have grown on me slightly but I’m still not sure, what do you think?

I used kraft card from Craftie Charlie and patterned paper from Echo Park.  I always feel it is such a waste using their paper as its double sided! I finished the cards with two different “congrats” the italic is from Papertrey Ink and typewriter font is a Hero Arts release.  I then added the final bit of sparkle with adhesive gems from Wild Orchid Crafts.

Let me know your comments – maybe you can reassure me!

Hope you have a good day.

Kate xx


  1. They're fabulous Kate! Love the velvet ribbon and the Hero arts typewriter font. Think I've got to go search for that set.
    Don't worry we all have periods of self-doubt. I'm going through one at the moment haven't touched paper and glue for a week now! :)x

  2. Btw there's a ribbon giveaway on my blog you might be interested in...

  3. ROSETTES Why couldn't i remember my password to leave a comment. Gonna do a bully now....heres what you could've won. Love the cards. Very effective and the colors are perfect. Well done.

  4. I love my card that Kate made me (mine's the blue one!). I love how each individual thing that she makes is made with such love and attention- its the personal touch that counts! She's a very creative and brilliant lady, keep up the good work miss! xxxx