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Moo, TGIF, MMM and stuff….
April 1, 2008

Well it seems I work more under stress- I’ll leave it to you to decide if I work better or not….lol Waiting to here about a house application so hopefully soon, and we’ll get settled eventually! In the meantime I seem to never be away from the craft table, helps that it’s now in the lounge ready to be packed along with everything else (but LAST of course!!!) So this is what I’ve been doing…..

First, my Moos, for Nellie’s challenge, Make A Moo or Two. The theme set on Friday was “text” and this is what I’ve made- these are going to Deb as we organised a swap forever ago….lol

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And still on the subject of Deb….that swap also included a triangle, you know way back when they were fashionable….lol so here is mine. It’s a 4×4 piece of card cut into a triangle, so a little big, but a good size to work with.

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Now onto TGIF– another Friday challenge, this time the theme, set by Rosie, is “Tags” so I had to do this one, as I love doing tags anyway. So I made a big tag and wasn’t 100% happy with it, so made a little one…..and here they are….

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Moving on, this is my very first entry for Mixed Media Monday– a site I always look at, the samples are always gorgeous as are the entries that go on. The theme this week is “Believe” and I was making this Zutter 6×6 box for my friend Carrie and it happens to fit the bill! I wanted to make a Zutter box since seeing Hermine’s a while back, (click HERE for the actual post)- the stamping on hers is just stunning though….I went for a more mixed media look I think, takes away from the fact I’m nowhere near that stage of stamping!! lol Also Carol made a gorgeous Zutter Box recently and that was on the front page of Craft Stamper!!! Famous friends I have you know……lol

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That’s the challenges over, so moving on to stuff I’ve made just to make it………if you know what I mean…….lol

Spring MWO- this is a Monthly WorkOut we do on our forum, and the theme was spring, and this was my make for that……..before my darling daughter Sophie got to it with a bottle of Fully Purple glimmer mists……..tsk

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Case in point- Sophie in distress, namely Broken China and Faded Jeans…….

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Since this wasn’t a go-er, I started making something else, but wasn’t in time to send it or enter the challenge……only just finished it yesterday….lol

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then, inspired by the spring colours I’d been using, I did a little 6×4 canvas……the main image was a stamp given to me by a very good friend, and it’s one of my all time favourites, I just love it.

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Then I decided to have a play with my soldering kit- Carrie does FAB soldering on her charms and recently sent me one. And I had bought a great kit a long while ago and never used it…….so this is my first attempt ever at soldering, and I know the actual soldering leaves a lot to be desired, but I got there!! (thanks to loads of advice from Carrie and Audrey) and I really loved doing this, will definately make more of these very soon.

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Loving the jewellery connection, I had this kit for a necklace and bracelet lying for ages too, so made this for my Mum, and the photos in it are my three kids. She is a brilliant Gran and I knew she’d love this.

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This one was an experiment, as I always use images of people in my work, I thought I’d have a go at doing something with no people in……mmmmmm had to be trees though (no birds though Gillian…..hehe). I’m thinking I may stick an image of a person over this at some point……lol. Had loads of fun doing the chipboard swirl though, as I mixed Fired Brick distress re inker with gold Perfect Pearls, and spritzed it on, did a few at the one time though, and it was very very messy and fab!!

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Now last but by no means least………Joanne’s monthly Inchie Swap- love love love making little inchies, and the theme chosen this month by guest artist and “master stamper” (according to Stampington no less!!! lol) – Jo Capper-Sandon – is “Children”- you can see her sample on Joanne’s or on her own blog, and it’s stunning.  Once again with my inchies I have to apologise for the poor pic, I just cannot get a good pic of inchies ever. I’m terrible for it…..any tips shout up……lol

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Edited to add this, as I took Joanne’s advice and took the pic from further away and cropped it……

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I’d like to finish by thanking every single one of you who looks at my blog, and leave lovely comments for me- it means a lot to have other people who like the same things say that you’re doing ok. So thank you all.

xx Kaz xx

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The Last Post…
January 21, 2008

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Before I move house!! I’m moving this Saturday, into a house with an extra bedroom, for my son to have his own space. And it happens to be a much nicer house, in a nicer area too, so real excited to move! Before packing all my craft things (boohoo!!) I made this tag for a swap I’m doing with my forum buddy Carol, so I hope you like it Carol 🙂 I’ve used the faux batik technique on the watch and the red writing at the bottom, this is the first time I got it to work! (thanks to Tim Holtz) lol I also used my Dymo machine for the words, but put paper through it, as I’ve seen Joanne do this and thought it looked fab.
Sorry I haven’t been visiting all of your blogs as much as usual, I will be back as soon as the house is in some kind of order and my broadband is on. Hope you are all well. 🙂
Kaz x

Tag Book
January 14, 2008

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This is for a one to one swap I am doing with Seona, she came up with the idea of a tag book, and I jumped at the chance to use my Zutter again….lol the theme of Paris was also her idea, and I jumped on that too, I love Paris, so enjoyed making this. My favourite part is the little domino charm…I’m easily pleased…..lol
you can click on any of the thumbnails for a better view. 🙂

Triangle Swap
January 9, 2008

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These are for a swap I’m doing with Emma, and the theme I chose was “Butterflies”

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Winter Bird…..
December 7, 2007

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Made this a short time ago for an inter forum swap, and I never blogged it yet, so I thought it would be a good way to start me off again…. these photos are curtesy of Jo, as the ones I had taken were pretty poor lol and since Jo was hosting, she kindly took better pics for me.

Theme Thursday
November 22, 2007

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The theme over on Theme Thursday is “Chalks” so I’ve used chalks for the background on this 4×4 hanging. This is for a swap with Mandy as well, so I hope she likes it. :))

Chalks are All Night Media in Autumn, image Crafty Individuals and Basic grey rub on. Background stamp is by Hero Arts.

Some New Stuff
November 14, 2007

Haven’t blogged for a bit, due to illness, being busy, life, bla bla. Usual….

So here is my Wednesday Stamper contribution for last week, that I made ON Wednesday, but was too ill to really be on the computer and I never did get round to submitting it. The theme was leaves…..

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This is for a Christmas themed tag swap hosted by Gillian, and the shape came from my new rub ons, the Christmas tree, and they came from a brill new site called 3D Jeans, you should definately go, there’s new stock in every time I go on, I also got the glimmer mists on this tag from there, I love them and I’m glad I did get them.

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This is a Circle book I made for Gillian, and the instructions and template for this were provided by the wonderfully talented and inspirational Carrie. I loved doing this, as it was something different and Gillian seems to like it too.

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Schooldays Tag
April 18, 2007

For the theme this week I chose “schooldays” as I had a stamp in mind, but after seeing a very similar thing on another blog, had to have a re-think!! So I’ve come up with this, it’s not perfect, there are smudges etc, BUT, it’s ME!! and it looks so much like Sophie (she’s 3 in June, I was 5 in this pic) that I’ve gone all mushy and I don’t care about the mistakes! lol

I’m such a soppy thing, I don’t know if I will swap this or not- we shall see!

AND I’ve even managed to work out how to upload my pics to blog so that you can click on them for the larger image!! Every day’s a schoolday!! (groan….I know….lol)

I’ve used- perfect pearls (gold), distress ink in vintage photo, autumn petal points, see Ds and paper artsy stamps.

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First Picture
April 1, 2007

I thought I’d share this one with you, this is my favourite piece of work so far, and is a “sea” themed inchie. It’s the most work I’ve ever managed on an inch square piece of card and I’m well chuffed with it!

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