Katie L Oakley

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Sunday Sketch and Stamp - Challenge 1: Sketch

Here is my card for the Sunday Sketch and Stamp Challenge.

I have changed the shape of the centre piece from oval to square and rotated the sketch around. I have also added more flowers to the bottom of the image, instead of adding ribbon as the backing paper is stripey enough (Think it would look a bit to much with ribbon going the same way as the stripes?)

Image - Magnolia Spring Club kit
Backing paper - a freebie I printed
Pale green cardstock from stash
Flowers from Poppicrafts
Buttons from Ebay

I really hope I win, as them ribbons are GORGEOUS! But goodluck to everyone xx

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Need help from you experienced crafters!

OK, so I need somewhere to store my stamped images (I currently have them in a gift bag on my bookshelf!). I have found the perfect box that I want to use (Its an empty washing powder box - tablets so theres no leakage of powder!) but im not sure how to cover it! I could measure out the card and glue it on, but I dont want to still see the edges, and I want it to look neat and tidy! (Rather than a half-a-jobby that I tried on my last attempt!). Any ideas of where to start?

Ta muchly, any advice would be truely, greatly appreciated!

And the winners of my give away are:

Mrs Giraffe

I used Random.org to pick the winners!
Can you please email me your addresses to: katie@sainty.co.uk as soon as possible

Thanks everyone for taking part - Keep an eye on my blog as I am going to be doing some more giveaways soon! (This week hopefully!)


I am BACK!

We had a lovely night away!

Although the weather was rubbish yesterday, we managed a walk along the front and a play in the arcades. Had a lovely meal in Little Frankies (A little Frankie and Bennys) and then a few malibu and cokes in the local pub!

The guest house we stayed in was lovely, Tracey (The owner) was very friendly! We went down for breakfast this morning, and I had a bowl of crunchy nut and then the lady looked shocked because me and Alex didnt want a fried breakfast! The house was very clean, and smelt nice, and the bed was comfy to which is a plus! We will definately be going back there to stay!

Anyway, here are a few photos from our trip!

We went to Seal World today, which was good (Weather was good to, no rain!!) then drove to Chapel St. Leonards and went on the beach there for an hour, had some fish and chips then started on our journey back home!

Back to normaility as of now, washing machine is on, work tommorrow! (And I hope some crafting to!)

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Dare to you Digi Stamp - Challenge 4 - Things with Wings!

Here is my entry for this weeks challenge over at Dare you to Digi Stamp!

Image from Grab-A-Doodle-Do coloured with Promarkers
Rainbow mirror/purple card from stash
Flowers from Poppicrafts
Brads, buttons and ribbon from stash

I have also made this tag - it will go along side the card I made earlier today, as a 'moving' gift for my friend Claire who will be moving departments on May 11th. Dont know what to get her yet though...

I am also entering this tag in the 'Flower Tag' challenge set on Craft Bubble.

No more makes from me at the mo, still need to do the washing up, hoovering and tidying before tommorrow! ARGGH! Cant be bothered lol

Cupcake Craft Challenge Number 36 - Sketch!

Here is my entry for this weeks Cupcake Challenge!

Image - Magnolia Spring Club Kit coloured with Promarkers
Beehives from small WTP stamping kit colour with Promarkers
Silvery/Grey card from stash
Backing paper from Smirk
Buttons, ribbon and charm from stash

Am in a crafty mood, so you might just see a few more makes today ;)

Saturday, April 25, 2009

4 Giveaways!

Im feeling generous today, and as its my 4 year anniversary, ive decided to do 4 giveaways!

Each pack consists of:
5, 6x6 Papermania backing papers
4 flowers
15 Zooms/Dewdrops
6 Magnolia 'Spring Club' stamped images

In the following colours:
Red and Champagne

The only thing I ask is that you leave a comment on this post, and when I am back on Tuesday 28th April, I will pick 4 winners at random!

I have been naughty...

and ordered the new Summer Magnolia stamp kit!

A present from me, to me, for being promoted at work!

Cant wait for it to come now! - Anyone know roughly when they will be shipping?

My Makes!

This is gonna be a thank you card for our next door neighbours for looking after Smudge for the night. I need to print 'Thank You' off, will do that sometime soon..

Image from Pink Petticoat (Coloured with promarkers)
Orange card and buttons from stash

This is a calendar I have made.

Image from Pink Petticoat
Green/Yellow card stock from stash
Buttons from Silly Monkey Crafts
Calendar from Ebay

I made this for me!

Image from Lynn (Thanks V much!)
Paper - freebie form I cant remeber where!
Ribbon, buttons and flower from stash

Thanks for looking :) xx

Monday, April 20, 2009

Anyone for a slice?!

I made this yesterday:

It is a 'Key Lime Pie' and it is scrummy! It is a bit like a cheesecake but minus the cheese?!
If you want the recipe, please pop me an email :)

Hmmm whats he after!

Finished work today, and the OH picked me up. Get in the car and he asks what I want to do tonight. As I am feeling a tad sore, I didnt fancy a bike ride! I needed to get a few bits from Boots, so without him moaning about going there, we set off on our travels! Gets there, and I need some new straightners (my old ones have the wires poking out - cant be good huh!) so we see some in boots for £76 odd. I said that I am sure Tesco Direct was selling them for like £40. So he said well lets go there then! Without moaning, huffing or anything! He then even offered to pay for them for me?!!? I think the weather must be cheering him up a bit! lol

Anyway, my cards have come today, so I can now go an do some crafting. I also got some new water colour pencils from Tesco's so will try them out later to!

Off to get the taties out of the oven now! Will be back later with some cards... Hopefully!

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Sat here itching to make a card!

But I cant as I didnt order my blank cards early enough and I have none left now lol so I do hope that they arrive tommorrow as this is the first time I have felt this itchyness to get in my craft room and make some cards!

However, I guess some good has come out of it - I have picked up my UFO and am more than half way through it!

Friday, April 17, 2009

An award!

I have recieved this award from the lovely Clare :-)
I cant pick just 5 people, so I would like to pass this on to EVERYONE who is a follower of my blog, so if you haven't already got this award, please feel free to take it.
Thanks again, Clare xx

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Dare you to Digi Stamp Challenge Two...

This weeks challenge is 'Bling'

I have made this card but I am not 100% happy with it. I have got to add 'Relax' sentiment and inside put 'Its Your Birthday' however, I cant print them off as my ink has run out! Not sure about all the zooms (Or dew drops as they may be called!) either. Would love to know what you guys think? Not a very good pic as lighting isnt very good here, and it is dark! BTW I have added white glitter to the bubbles around the bath and to the spillage, but that doesnt show up very much in the photo!

Image from Pink Petticoat
Blue cardstock from stash
Blue backing paper from Paermania
Zooms from Stamping Galaxy

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Custom Stamp Contest..!

Whilst blog hopping, I came across Christy's wonderful blog! Her artwork is amazing! Check it out for yourself!
She is also giving someone the chance to have a custom stamp designed! Get yourselfo ver there now, closing date is today!

Monday, April 13, 2009

Easter Giveaway by Lorraine!

Get over there quick, ends tonight...! All you have to do is make a comment on her thread, and post about it on your blog :) Simple!

Take a look at her great makes to while your over there

Saturday, April 11, 2009

My new promarkers have arrived!

Ordered some new pro markers from Silly Monkey Crafts as they have a 15% off offer at the moment. Having gone through my markers, I have 2 duplicates so if anyone would like to swap, please let me know! I have Poppy and Amethyst to swap. I am just trying to finish a cross stitch at the moment, so wont be playing with my new set just yet. Hoping to get the spare room sorted this weekend so I can have my own space at last! I hope everyone is having a lovely easter and not eating to many eggs!

Thursday, April 09, 2009

Dare you to Digi Stamp Challenge one...

I have made this card for my friend/colleague Claire, who has recently got a new job within a different team at work. She doesnt have much confidence and is FOREVER putting herself down, and we are always telling her 'You can do it!' so this card is perfect for her!

I am going to enter it into the Dare you to Digi Stamp challenge one, as I do love digi stamps, and will no doubt be entering all of their challenges from now on!

Digi stamp from Pink Petticoat
Papers also a digi download but not sure where from
Ribbon, flower and mini buttons from stash


Wednesday, April 01, 2009

Yay me!

My easter card came 2nd in the challenge on Craft Bubble!

I cant believe it!

On another note, been to doctors, and am on anti-biotics for 5 days, 3 tablets a day.
Hopefully they will sort me out. Gonna cheer myself up by spending some pennies me thinks!


Some cards as promised!

As promised, here are some cards I have made recently!

This card is for the Easter Card Challenge, set by Maddie on Craft Bubble.

Here is a photo of the ears, as I have tried to make them look 'floppy'!

Printables from PC Crafter
Ribbon from stash
Sentiment by me

I am quite happy with this card, and eventually, it will be posted to my mum.

This next card, I made for the Poppicrafts Challenge, but missed the deadline! The skirt is made from a flower, coloured in with Promarkers!

Downloadable from Grab-A-Doodle-Do
White card stock coloured with promarker
Flowers from Poppicrafts
Brads from Poppicrafts
Sakura White Souffle pen (Cake icing has a shiney tint to it!)

This is the card I made for my nan for mothers day. It was a quick 'put together' so wasnt 100% happy with it.

Magnolia Stamp Spring Club 2009
Ribbon from stash
Buttons from Ebay
Sentiment by me

This card was made for my friends mum (We go to Weight Watchers together!).

Downloadable from Pollycraft Designs
Flowers from Poppicrafts
Gem from stash
Dew Drops from Stamping Galaxy
Sentiment by me