Thursday, 20 October 2011

A few spooky offerings...

Hello Everyon...

Sorry for my lack of blogging recently... we've been working really hard on Christmas Cards and the website.  We're really trying to get the Christmas section up by the end of the week.

I wanted to share with you a couple of spooky offerings.  Every year I hold a Halloween Party - I love Halloween so much.  By the time i'm finished with the house it looks like a Haunted house, theres decorations in nearly every room, the garden is transformed into a graveyard and I go to work on making and baking ghoulish treats and witches brew.  This year will be no different...we're having our party next Saturday (29th)  I've already made a list of food to cook and we've got out big box of decorations from the loft - a few new ones have been purchased! I cannot wait.  So all was left to do was make some invites!  This year I have to admit they are slightly childish but I couldn't resist using my new stamp set from PTI.

Simple but great to make in bulk...I have to say the spider is my favourite.  What do you think?

Right thats it from me for now...I will be back later with another post, I promise!

Take Care



Wednesday, 12 October 2011

A few things to show you...

Morning all...

How is everyone?

Its so busy busy busy at Flutterby Towers this week.  So much going on and lots of thoughts flying around.  I got home yesterday to find that my recent Papertrey Ink order had arrived - my eyes lit up and I was like a kid at Christmas, can you blame me look at all my goodies...

This arrival means that I can now get cracking on Halloween goodies and Christmas cards which I have been waiting to do for weeks!

I also wanted to share with you a couple of pics of my tags! If you remember a few days ago I said that I had been commissioned to make some gift tags to go along side some Birthday cakes - well these are the finished results...

Don't these cakes look amazing - I just think the whole package looks so good! 

And last but not least...I wanted to share with you a boy card I made which is just so versatile.  I'm thinking it could be made using any combination of colours to recreate team colours and it was so quick and easy to do...but perfect for any football fanatic.

What do you think?

Well thats all from me today - I will hopefully be back tomorrow with some new things to share with you.

Take Care


Sunday, 9 October 2011

What do you think?...

Evening all...

How are you all? Good weekend?

I've been feeling rather strange this weekend - I don't seem to have any motivation.  I have struggled all weekend to come up with any ideas- or I would but then they didn't look right.  So this weekend I have been mainly battling with myself.

One thing I have managed to do is finally come up with a logo and set up I am 100% happy with.  My amazing friend made me a beautiful logo not so long ago but there was just something that didn't feel right.  I know I was a complete nightmare to work with especially when I didn't know really what I wanted.  But whilst sitting sketching the other night I had a vision and I knew exactly what I had to do - and there you have it. I promise I will not be changing anytime soon!

So as promised on Friday I said I had something non cardy to share with you.  If you remember I shared all the components a few weeks ago and I have finally sat down to make them.  

I am so happy with these, I think they are so cute! I have no idea how i'm going to package them yet- thats my next task.

I can't wait to get them on the website, I think they'll make great gifts.  But the big question is what do you think?

I would love to read your comments.

Right well i'm off to bed, hopefully I will find some motivation from somewhere, I hope so as my Papertrey Ink parcel will be here tomorrow.  YESSSS!!

Take Care

Kate xx

Friday, 7 October 2011

A Bright Birthday...


Apologises for shouting… but its Friday and it has put me in a good mood!

So what’s everyone got planned for the weekend?  Its going to be a busy one for me.  I’m going out for dinner at a new pub which has opened down the road from me with some of Adam’s friends who are visiting, then I’m working Saturday morning and then I’m out for a friends birthday on Saturday night.  So in between working and recovering from an imminent headache I am hoping to get cracking on my Christmas card boxes if I don’t distracted with something else (which is highly possible)

My number one fan has been on at me again to make her another card, this time for her dad – I think I might be putting her local Clintons out of business.  The brief of this card was – it’s for dad, he likes red and orange and do whatever you like! Bit vague but I thought I’d have a bash anyway!  I realised I hadn’t used my Papertrey Alpha Blocks for a while so I dug them out and dusted them off and this is what I came up with.  I used scraps of Pink Petticoat and doodlebug papers and layered them up and added the letters.  I had recently ordered some lovely mini rik rak which was meant for my Halloween invites but I just couldn’t resist this alongside some of the old favourite bakers twine.  A simple but bright and fun card – I did warn you, you would need your sunnies!!

Well that’s all for me today.  Thank you all for reading. Hope you have a nice weekend.

I’ll be back tomorrow to share with you something that is not card related! But don’t worry its still good – I hope!

Take care


Thursday, 6 October 2011

Tag it #2...

Good Morning…

How is everyone today…?

This weather is so barmy! I wish it would make its mind up! One day I am in shorts and the next its woolly jumpers!  I suppose I shouldn’t complain any weather is good for crafting!

I wanted to share with you today a commission order I received the other week.  After my post showing you two cards I’d made using Pink Petticoats wheelbarrows I’d been asked to make a card suitable for a Great Aunt.  I thought that they would be perfect – lots of soft pastel shades for a pretty card.  So this is what I came up with.  Using the same layout as before, but a different colour combination -   I used bakers twine and a lovely lilac button to finish the card and after my recent placing of sentiments I decided to use the tab style for this card.

What do you think?

But wait… that’s not all…

My friend from school makes cakes.  They are amazing.  She makes the most beautiful cupcakes and cake pops.  They are so amazing she supplies them to Carrington Cafes in Cambridgeshire.  I got a message from her the other day asking if I could make some tags for a few birthday orders she has coming up.  As I am always up for a challenge I could hardly say no!  After sending me the colours she was using these are what I made. I die cut flowers from some paper scraps and stuck them together and added a button and bakers twine.  I stitched round the edge of the kraft card and the coloured card with the sentiment, punched a hole and threaded the ribbon. What do you think? Hopefully she’ll use me again for more tag designs.

So that’s all for today folks.  I shall be back tomorrow with another commission piece, bring your sunnies, it’s a bit bright.

Take care


Wednesday, 5 October 2011

Blue Butterflies...

Hello Everyone…

So why has my life been so hectic recently…well.

After nice leisurely sunny Sunday of baking, making and tidying, we decided that it was cool enough to take Flo down the lakes for a nice long walk and a bit of a paddle.  It’s such a nice place to go and have a long run about for her and a stroll and a natter for us.  Then all hell broke loose…she was attacked by another dog.  The next half an hour was a bit of a blur – there were two dogs and the owners were no where to be seen – after shooing them away and coaxing Flo out of the brambles we discovered that she had been quite badly bitten and was bleeding from her side.  After an emergency trip to the vets and some surgery and stitches, she’s just about on the mend.  But of course is sore and shaken and not a fan of other dogs at the minute.  So yes the last few days have been…well emotional and worrying but fingers crossed all is calming down.

So…back to the job in hand.  Today I wanted to share with you a card using one of my favourite elements- BUTTERFLIES.  I find butterflies just so versatile, as well as being pretty, feminine and delicate.

I’ve noticed recently that I’ve been using a lot of pinks and purples so I’ve been trying to increase my colour palette.  I die cut two sizes of nestabilities and two large butterflies from Papertrey Ink cardstock and a matching blue butterfly from Pink Petticoats Brocade release.  I finished this simple card with crystals and pearls, some button twine and a sentiment ribbon also from Pink Petticoat.

What do you think?

I am eagerly awaiting my new delivery from Papertrey – hopefully it’ll be here this week so I can have a play this weekend J

Anyway that’s all from me today – I shall be back tomorrow with part one of my recent commissions.

Take Care


Monday, 3 October 2011

New Shoes...

Evening all...

How are you all?

I will apologise for the very short post tonight - it has been a hectic few days and I will explain all tomorrow.

I want to share with you a card I made for Adams, brothers, girlfriend and this one has made it all the way to New Zealand.

For this card I mixed and matched - I stamped this beautiful show using a Woodware stamp and the sentiment is from a Papertrey Ink set.  Then I added lots of glitz and glam with adhesive gems in luscious pink and purples.

What do you think?

I shall be back tomorrow in a bit more detail.

Take Care