Sunday, 30 January 2011

DT work and a new obsession

I can't believe that I have forgotten to share my second project for {{Upsy Daisy Designs}} this month...and to think that I already had this one completed in December! Shame on me...

This is another layout I created specifically for a call from {{Scrapbook Trends}} which asked for layouts using punches. But asa it wasn't picked up I can now share it here.
The DT focussed on the two latest lines and I chose {{Avalanche}} for this particular layout. Shame that Mr P and myself look like twats in this picture, but I guess you can't win them all...

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Cardstock: Staples ** Papers, Rub Ons: Upsy Daisy Designs ** Mist: Cosmic Shimmer ** Punches: Stampin' Up; Woodware; Martha Stewart

And have I told you about my new obsession?
I never "got it" when I was younger and thought knitting was so much cooler, but since I have failed so badly with my last three knitting projects, I decided to try something different. Seeing I already had the yarns, why waste them. And seeing that my friend {{Trace}} did wonders with her crocheting I bought myself this book.

I started to think that I was not normal though (no funny remarks, allright?!!!??) because I could only figure the moderate to difficult patterns out easy, but the apparent easiest of the lot, the {{Granny Square}} had me in tears. No matter what and how, I could not understand it - maybe it was too simple?

Then one day it clicked, when once again I chose a more intricate design which was similar to the Granny Square and all of a sudden I understood and within the matter of one evening I produced this lot:

Since then I have done the same amount again and this evening will start to crochet them together as I should have half my blanket completed.

But all of that did not stop me from completing another one of my {{Art Tags}} 

C = Colour
Colour is an important part of my life. I love to surround myself with colourful things, our front room is painted in different hues of purple, our hallway is red, the kitchen yellow, our bathroom turquoise. And for some time now, colour has entered my craft space too

Tag: WHSmith ** Papers, Stickers: Sassafras Lass ** Other: Alphabeads, Embroidery Floss
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And last but by no means least - in fact, I saved the best for last....because I am really REALLY in love with this card.

The current challenge at {{Kenny K's Krafty Girlz}} is asking for "my favourite things". 
Well that was easily achieved:
Take papers and stickers from {{Sassafras Lass}}, throw in a few {{Jenni Bowlin}} alphas, combine it with Cosmic Shimmer and colour the {{Biker Chick}} from Kenny K with {{ProMarkers}} and you have an overload of my favourite crafty things.

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  1. Love everything! Esp your mad colourful card!! So much fun! Robin

  2. very cool card!
    good luck with the gdt call & thanks for joinin us at KKKG!!!

  3. Love your colorful card whith the Kenny K!
    Hugs Kattiz

  4. How fun your post is, Kim! You've got so many fun things going on! I totally love your fun tag and card. I mean, they are just pure FUN! Love all the circles on your layout, too. Great design. And good for you on the crocheting! I have NO clue how to do anything like that. My DD taught herself to knit before Christmas......don't know where she gets it. :)

  5. Wow! Lots of amazing eye-candy in this post! My favorite is the Kenny K card! Love the vibrant colors and the fab papers! Truly gorgeous! Thanks for joining the challenge this week at Kenny K's Krafty Girlz ;D Hugz, Cheryl

  6. what a colorful post, hun!! :))
    the card, the tag and i'm glad you found crocheting, wayyyy cooler than knitting!! ;)

  7. love these images :) Amazing card! Thanks for joining us at KKKGC....


  8. brilliant work.. thank you for joining in with us this week over at the KKKG's challenge blog.. xxx

  9. you seriously crack me up! twats?! omg lol...not sure that word has the same meaning over there as here...but it made me giggle! then i get to your hilarious card and i know why i love you lol :) your color tag is super the lil monster! your LO is great too (despite looking like T words lol) and ST doesn't know a good thing when they see it! crochet rocks, at least when other ppl do it. i can't ever seem to finish anything! can't wait to see your finished blankie :) whew, sorry, didn't mean to write the great american novel here, sheesh...

  10. Too cute Love the bright colors.
    Thanks for joining us this week at KKKG.


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