Tuesday, 1 June 2010

Distressing gets me stressed

Ok thought I would make a card trying to be a bit more inky and messy but not to oconvinced at this point. Made this with a few of the stamps from my Dreamy Butterflies set
I would feel better if I had used a nice paper or had created a background that was well, less messy but hey ho, nothing ventured nothing gained. The butterly is lovely though.

Out of my comfort zone

Went to a workshop by Sheena Douglass yesterday. Had a great day and managed to meet up with the lovely Fi who is on my Design Team, she was also on the workshop. Poor Sheena was rather poorly but managed to carry on til the end. A total trouper and as mad as a box of frogs lol
On the workshop we used alcohol inks which I enjoyed using on tin etc. We made 3 cards too. I must admit they are very different to what I normally do and must admit I don't favour things too distressed as i feel they always look a bit messy but thought I would post them up here anyway. I don't think i will be adopting these tequniques for my crafting but did come away with loads of hints and tips of things that I will use, ie using the alcohol inks. I have a wee project I can do with my son lined up so that should be fun.

Tuesday, 11 May 2010

Card for neice

I made a card for my neice who was 14 yesterday. I used my New Got It Covered CD. Printed onto irridescent card, then made side stepper card. I printed out cutting sheet from the teen girls section of the CD, cut out and assembled the decoupage. I tore a piece of pink vellum and ran through the cuttlebug to emboss. I used the greeting tiles on the cutting sheet to decorate the card. I made a matching C5 envelope using one of the envelope templates on the cd I also made an atc envelope which I attached to the inside of the card to put a gift of money in. The envelopes were made from backing papers also on the CD.

Sunday, 25 April 2010

A few Samples

Here are a few samples made with my new CD. The shaped cards are some of the templates on the cd also any shapes on the cards which are stamped are using the stacker templates.

WOW Design Team Samples

The Design Team have been working on samples for my new CD Got It Covered. This will be shown on Create and Craft TV on 27th April at 10am. They have done a fantastic job. To see their lovely samples you can visit each of their blogs listed under Design Team or head to the website gallery.
I have some pictures of cards I have done will get them up on the Gallery and post them here.


April Freebie

I forgot to mention there is an April Freebie on my website. It is a digistamp birdhouse in various sizes and 2 sheets of backing paper full colour and 2 sheets with a distressed look to it.
Enjoy, not sure if I will keep uploading freebies as no-one seems to say thanks.
Having a huffy moment lol

Monday, 12 April 2010

One of my stamps

Finally got round to taking a picture of one of my bear stamps. I have been playing around with making stamps to get to grips with the logistics of it. I have made quite a few wee bears just to test out the process. Here is one of them stamped up also the backgound has been made using another stamp made to go with the bear in a set. I stamped the flower with versmark pad then used 2 colours of cosmic shimmer powders to colour. used some distressed inks to colour my mats. Stamped bear onto a linen card and sponged around the edges with distressed ink. Coloured using pro markers and added a few flowers as embelishements. The best wishes could have come out better but was using a new rather juicy pad. Also glazed over the greeting not sure if that was such a good idea. Anyway I think he/she is sooo cute.



Friday, 19 March 2010

Disk Update

Ok Ok this must be the dullest craft blog on the planet. The disk is going to be finished in the next day or so. Looking good even though I do say so myself. So when I have had a good old play there will be pictures, I promise. Also the Desgin Team will be getting let loose to do there thing on it, I can't wait to see their creations.
I am really excited as from the begining of June I will be giving my full attention to Crafty Catz so things will be coming faster and also I can spend all my time on rubber stamps, templates, disks etc. I also plan to get some blog challenges going with a little help from a few friends so an exiting time.
I had planned to have some stamps available by now but a supplier has been holding things up a bit waiting on stuff coming grrr but not to worry. It gave me longer to play around with the equipement. Oh I did have a really cute bear stamp done with and ice cream who when stamped and coloured was adorable, may post a picture later. He hasn't made it onto a card yet but he is so cute. I also had a few owl stamps made up when I was playing around as owls seem to be taking over the world just now lol that and cupcakes.
Anyway that's just a bit of an update. As for people asking about the Design Team I have published their names on the website.

I will add all the names on here and links to their blogs (for those who have them) later on today.
I did want to put pictures of them and a little bio but a few are very shy about photos.

Anyway enough of me babbling
Bye for now

Sunday, 28 February 2010

March freebie

Oh I know, I know poor neglected blog. I have been so busy with the new disk and also decided that I am going to be doing rubber stamps too so that has been quite a lot of work but had a blast playing with different materials and playing with samples I made so keep your eyes open as on my website I will be bringing clear polymer rubber stamps, designed by me. These are top quality and not the easily torn acrylic stamps so they should last for years. I am very excited. Anyway enough of my waffling. There is a March freebie on my website here is a picture of a finished sample. I hope you enjoy.
Find freebie download at www.craftycatz.co.uk and click on March freebie

Tuesday, 2 February 2010

Febuary Freebie

A new free download is available on the website www.craftycatz.co.uk. I have tried to do a kind of love theme but could also be used for mothers day or anyone partial to a flower. Designed it so you can layer them up, gradually getting smaller for dimension and giving a snip between the leaves to separate for a stunning effect or you can use the flowers individually.
There is a matching inset and backing paper too.


Wednesday, 27 January 2010

Design Team Update

The past few days have been very busy. i am trying to forge ahead with CD number 3. I am beginning to wonder whether I am going to need to do it as a double disk but will see how much I can get onto one. I have had some amazing replies from some wonderful crafters out there to join the Design Team. And a few gentlemen who I think are amazing offered too which made my week to be honest but all will be revealed soon.
Anyway no pictures of cards I am afraid they all get put onto the website. Not had much time to craft either, I must admit though I need to do some crafting as it becomes like an ache if I don't and my poor pazzles wants out of the box to play.
If anyone has a recipe or pattern for more hrs in a day then please send it to me ha ha
Right back to work for me.
Happy Crafting

Wednesday, 20 January 2010

Design Team Competition

Ok I am putting together a design team to help me make samples. I was doing it all by my ownsome but time is always against me. The samples will be used to demonstrate my craft CDs on Create and Craft TV. Imagine seeing your work on our favorite craft channel. If you have a blog and you are interested then please put 2 of the best cards you have made on your blog with the title Crafty Catz Design Team Competition and put a link back to my blog. Once you have done this email me and let me know why you want to join the design team. Once I have narrowed it down I will ask for 2 samples that you have made to be sent by post to me.

You can email me at craftycatzmail@googlemail.com
website www.craftycatz.co.uk

I look forward to hearing from you.

The Happy Hoppers CD was released on Create and Craft TV. I offered this as a multibuy with the Alpha Bears CD. It has been extremely popular. For the last show I had Leonie who was sweet but felt there wasn't enough time to show everything on the disk. I tried to put a video on here but it doesn't work but there is one on the Crafty Catz website showing the images from the disk. To the left is a collage of some of the images available. The multibuy offer is still available on the Crafty Catz website.