Tuesday, December 31

Tuesday, December 24

Friday, December 20

Friday Smiles

Joining in with Wipso's Friday Smiles today and, sticking with her nativity theme, here is my little inn keeper.
Love the little hat, the school dressed him so it was a great surprise.

Have a happy Friday and I hope the day brings you some smiles.

Kate ~

Thursday, December 19

BoBunny Christmas Card Kit

Finally completed my Christmas cards (I have to confess I ended up sending about half a dozen shop bought ones in the end that I liberated from the children's box.)  To help me finish the handmade ones in quick time I used a BoBunny Blitzen card kit bought from Craft Obsessions.
To the pieces in the kit I added: adhesive, Stickles, Distress Ink (for the edges), fibres and a decorative BoBunny brad.

I also changed the sentiment stickers on a few as they didn't quite suit me.
Here's a close-up of the die-cut flower in the kit.  I've inked the petals and scored them down the centre for some shape before joining it all together with the brad.
Craft Obsessions have sold out of the card kits, but I think the superb value BoBunny Bumper Bundle I bought is still available.

~ Kate ~

Wednesday, December 11

WOYWW - Batch Card Making

There's actually something on my workdesk this Wednesday, so I thought I'd share with the other WOYWWers.  I've been batch making some Christmas cards.
I bought Simply Cards and Papercraft magazine for all the lovely free Kaisercraft goodies and I really liked one of the sample cards made with the mini kit.  I based a whole batch of cards on the simple design of 2 pieces of patterned paper with a stamped tag on top which is coloured with Distress Markers.  Here's a finished one.
Besides the kit that came with the magazine, I added some Kaisercraft papers which were free last Christmas as well as some of my BoBunny stash.  There's loads more that could be added to the design to give it more detail, but that didn't fit with the batch creating idea.
In the end I decided to add a little antique gold rub around the edges of the tags to make them stand out a little more whilst keeping things subtle and stamped the plain uncoloured greeting inside.

~ Kate ~