Saturday, 24 August 2013

Shadow Box Frame layout

My 6 beautiful grandchildren. A 12x12 shadow box frame painted and with a scrapbook style layout.

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Sunday, 18 August 2013

Lazy Susans

Lazy Susan turntables make great desk tidies. I have put my tools, brushes, inks and glue station on one on my desk. I also have one in my fridge which means all the jars can be easily reached. Tip from Pinterest!!


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Tuesday, 6 August 2013

Kenwood K Mix Word Art Decoration

I have been wanting to do this for ages and finally got out my vinyl! Wordart is courtesy of Sarah :)



Make sure you have the right setting for cutting your Vinyl, my Eclips has a vinyl setting but you need to make sure your machine 'kiss cuts' it so that it doesn't cut right the way through the backing paper. You will also need transfer tape which you can buy by the sheet or in rolls.

It takes a while to cut out and you then have to 'weed' out the excess vinyl very carefully and then transfer onto the machine. Take your time and the finished result will be amazing :)


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Saturday, 3 August 2013

Custom Phone Cover

After upgrading my phone to the gorgeous new Samsung Galaxy S4 recently I bought myself the flip view case for it which is very clever, you don't have to open the case to answer the phone and it unlocks itself when you do. I love it, so when one of the kitties rang across the table and put 2 huge scratches in the front I could not bear to look at those scratches any longer :( But at £49.99 for a new one,  it was not a throw away job! Therefore I decided to use some of my Cath Kidston -esque fabric and made a template and recovered the front in fabric. So easy to do and I am so pleased with how it turned out too. Dab of glue around the edges of the fabric to stop fraying and it is much improved :)

Wednesday, 31 July 2013

Custom Watermarks

If you would like a custom watermark made for your web images etc. please contact me for details :)
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New digi set for Tim Holtz ticket strip die.


I created the tickets to fit the Tim Holtz mini ticket strip die but they can be resized and cut out by hand. This set will be on sale soon with more to follow :)

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Fabulous Customer Service.

I have to give a huge shout out for Dave of Glue Dots Europe - after my enquiry for large
glue dots 1" and 2" size in the UK - like the Cosmo Cricket Glubers, which I wanted to use
for making flowers he bought me some back from the USA when he went over on business
to the American office last week and sent them to me, now that IS fabulous Customer Service :)

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Wednesday, 17 July 2013

SVG Cutting Files for sale

I have some of my SVG files for sale as I have been contacted and asked if I sell them by several people so decided to trial it.  
One is the photo ornament cut file which goes together as shown
and the other is the flip fold card cut file
this goes together to make either a card or an album depending on how many that you cut and join.



 If you would like to buy them just email me at katescakes59@gmail.com and I will send you a paypal invoice.

Sunday, 23 June 2013

Tim Holtz Alterations Decorative Strip die

I am in love with this cute die :) It cuts beautifully and produces the most amazing little tickets and negative film strip.



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Thursday, 20 June 2013

In Cherished and Loving Memory of My Dear Dad


Rest in Peace my darling Dad. I will miss you every day and have lost the most important man in my life.

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Friday, 3 May 2013

Mannequin pin cushion and Kenwood mixer cover

So my new love of sewing meant I needed a pin cushion so found a really simple tutorial of Debbie Shore's on You Tube and made this little cutie, sooo simple :) The little bucket is from Hobbycraft £1.39 and means you can store little bits and bobs in it next to your machine. It cost virtually nothing to make as the fabric was scraps left over from my Kenwood K Mix Cover. Added a bit of washi tape on the bucket and around the pole (which was part of a left over dowel from a wedding cake!)

Kenwood K Mix Cover

Mannequin Pin Cushion


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Sunday, 14 April 2013

Tattered Lace Dies

Loving the interlocking dies. Made this card using the Embossalicious 6x6 folder and then cut a square aperture and placed the die around the edge, lined the inside with cellophane and placed the other parts of the die on that. I think it makes a simple yet elegant card.

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Thursday, 11 April 2013

Dresser Love and coffee table makeover

My love of bringing back to life old pine furniture continues! This is the 2nd dresser we have done. I added some gorgeous pink polka dot ceramic knobs to this one. We have also done the coffee table and have the bookcase to do next :)





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Peg Wreath Card Holder

I made this using the Rosie Mega digi kit from Samantha Walker and backed it with some burlap to give it a shabby chic feel. I can see me making more of these :)


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Sunday, 27 January 2013

Crochet Love



My first attempts at crochet. I have since made 4 granny squares - only stopped because I ran out of wool!! I am loving it. I have a project in mind for my niece - a lovely baby blanket for her new arrival and will buy the wool tomorrow when we find out the sex of the baby!! I am also crocheting a handbag with zpagetti, pics to follow :)

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Tuesday, 15 January 2013

Heart cutout banner svg


A cute banner with a heart cut out and score lines along the edges. I made this tonight and if you would like the svg or scut 3 file just email me!


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WRMK Envelope Punch Board

This is such a cool idea and was shown at CHA so I googled it and found Oyster Stamps have it on pre-order so I have one coming - yay!!!



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Sunday, 13 January 2013

New M-Bossabilities and Spellbinders craft metal

So excited I managed to just get in at the end of the launch of the new M-Bossabilites 7 folder set on C&C from CHA last night just before they sold out!! I also got some of the Spellbinders craft metal and cannot wait to play!

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Friday, 11 January 2013

Son Birthday Card

I saw a gorgeous Dad canvas a while back and this inspired me for the layout for this card. I cannot remember whose it was though so apologies! I used a vintage digi background paper and the same for the inside and printed the words individually on kraft paper and punched them out with my SU word window punch. I love this Wellington bear image.




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