Sunday, 1 June 2014

New Start New Blog

Hello and welcome to my new blog.
Yes it's still little ole me, but as a lot has happened to me over the last 12 to 18 months in every way possible as much as I love my old blog it didn't feel right, and also with being absent from real crafting for quite a while I also felt a fresh start was needed.
Since I last posted on the blog I have gone from crafting on a little table in the living room to crafting in the kitchen hence the title of my blog and the URL I know certain people will get the joke!!! :o)

I can't guarantee that I will post regular as things in the house of cards as we mow call it it pretty busy but that's life and we have to do what pays the bills

Anyway onto my first card for this new blog.
It's my FiL birthday next week and I was getting a little worried as up until yesterday I hadn't had the chance or the enthusiasm to make anyso I thought I best get my crafting head on pretty sharpish.
Luckily  have a load of images on my PC that are none digi stamps so don't need to be coloured and are a god send for times like these plus I do like using them as they make a nice change from using stamps (digi or not)
I sat at my PC all day friday trying to design 3 cards I had to make for my Fil and even when the clock hit after midnight I hadn't designed as single LO let alone card, then yesterday everything seemed to click into place I ddesigned all 3 and got them printed off for just after lunch. Then we had a visitor for an hour or so and after they went I got cracking onto making and by the time casualty came on I was 3 cards done and dusted and everything tidied away sorted!!!

 This card was made for my Mil to send to my Fil so of course it's a husband card
Just like all my other cards all the papers are freebies from blog trains and freebie sites I will try to set a page up with links as and when I get chance in case any one is interested in getting freebies.

 I faux matted the papers using a grey paper which I layed the blue ontop of then cut out. I added some blue ribbon to buttons both from stash (byuttons I got from France where Phil took me for my Birthday how lovely is that and a great time was had by us both (oh lala)

the image fottie colours were red but as our family are Baggies fans I had to change it to blue (OK I know it's not navy but it's close enough)

 Finally to finish off the card I made a matching insert (as I do with all cards that are sent out)
with a sweet verse and job done
Now we are all in holiday cout down mode here at the house of cards trying to get everything sorted stocked up and orders shipped before we go on opur holly bibs in 3 weeks USA watch out althiugh I must say I am not looking forward to the flight it is going to be a killer on my ears but I am going to raid Michaels like a kiddie in a sweet shop
see you all soon

 Challenges entering:- For the guys Masculine ATG  ATG male



Hello my special friend, and look, I am your first follower.
Well, I sure am glad that the CARD KITCHEN, (haha) is in full working order, and what a fabulous card to start it all off. I am so pleased for you my friend, and as you know, a change is as good as a rest, so here is your new start. I cant wait to see what recipes follow out of the Card Kitchen.
Love you lots, Sandra xx

Doreen said...

Well Jacki at least you can cook and make cards at the same time.Love the fab image and design,just

tilly said...

a super card for any male and freebies lol, thank you for joining our challenge at Crafty Catz

Craftnut said...

Thanks for playing along with us at allsorts Tracy x

Sue Crease said...

Nice crisp feel to your blog site, hope your happy with it. Thanks for linking up your card with us today over at MSC. Card is great.

coops said...

so gorgeous jacki.adorable bear and i love your mono blue colours and fab design :D
loving the new look blog too :D

xx coops xx

Alycia said...

Love the monochromatic blues! What a great card! Thank you so much for joining us at Sister Act!

Jo Channon said...

Hi Jacki, love the way that the project has been finished in the inside. Great touch.Thank you for creating this fabulous card for the Allsorts Challenge this week. Jo x

P.G. Lamb said...

What a wonderful card! Thanks for sharing it with us at My Sheri Crafts.

Anna Jasiolek said...

What a wonderful card you have created for our 'anything goes' challenge at Crafty Catz! Thank you so much for joining and I do apologise for my belated comment.
Anna xxx

Faith A said...

Wonderful start to your new blog. GREAT card.

I'm glad someone else can take HOURS to get nowhere! LOL I'm like that, then something happens like it happened to you and all is done and dusted. I think the word while thinking about a design is procrastination! at least that's what it seems like.

Keep going and stay happy.