Katie L Oakley

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

MISSING: Katie's Crafty Bug!

My bug has dissapeared so if you come across it, please give me it back! I have orders to complete! :(

Monday, June 22, 2009

Passion for Pro Markers - Challenge 4

Here is a card I made for an order (Fathers Day) which I thought would fit in with this weeks challenge over at Passion for Pro Markers, which is Berry Red and Royal Blue

Colours I have used:

Berry Red
Royal Blue
Cool Grey 2
Here is a close up of the paint tin, which I cut the hand off, and used some metallic thread which I think makes it a bit more effective

Some Elzybells Candy!

Whilst browsing the DT members for Elzybells have a bit of candy up for grabs.
Fisrtly, we have Charlene's Candy which ends 27th June
Next, we have Kim's Candy which ends 28th June
Then, we have Michelle's Candy which ends 25th June
And last but not least, we have Steph's Candy which ends 25th June
I must admit, I have seen some of the sneak peaks that the design team have come up with and they look a treat! So I may just have to invest in some of those babies when they come out!

Sunday, June 21, 2009

My apologies :(

I am sorry I havent been on here to post some photos, but I havent felt up to crafting this weekend. I still have my rotten cold, seem to be sneezing every 5 minutes, watery eyes, shiverys, hots and colds, just feel really shattered. I know I must be ill because my new ribbons, buttons and flowers came from poppicrafts yesterday and they are still sat in the box on the table :(

We have been out for a walk just now, and there was this baby cygnet (Baby swan!) that was in the bottom of the canal on its own (If you can imagine, we live near an old lock was so its like a huge couple of stairs so baby ducks cant get up it yet!). The rest of the group where at the top of the canal so we enticed the rest of the group down the stairs with some bread, including mum who seemed to be chirping away when it reached the babies! Was chuffed to see them re-united!

Anyway, I am off to bed now, gotta try and perk up a bit for work tommorrow. I have promised one of my lucky followers some goodies and as I havent been feeling great, I am going to add a few extras in to the box for good measures :) That I am hoping will be monday or tuesday this week... Names will automatically go into the draw so you dont need to comment.

Hope everyone has had a lovely weekend xx

Friday, June 19, 2009

Heres mums bracelet!

Am not quite sure about it, theres something not right with it, but cant put my finger on what that something is...! If you know what that something is, please enlighten me!

Will be back tommorrow with some cards I made for an order for fathers day, and my giveaway!

Am on the OH's computer so gotta be quick lol

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Heres some photos from our front garden...

LOL well, we dont really have a front garden, but you step outside the front door, and this is what greets you! We went out to feed the ducks being as the weather is nice today!

Oh my...

My Swarovski Crystals have arrived today, and I think I will have to make this one for me...

I LOVE them!

Sorry Mr. Bank Manager, I think my plastic is going to get rinsed on my new hobby...

Off to The Range to pick up some tools, back later with some photos!

I have been naughty!

I shouldnt have really because I am meant to be saving for my trip up to see mum, but I ordered myself the weekly bundle from Elzybells today - It is a lovely christmas set, worth over £28 for just £14.40 (With 10% off it to!). I couldnt turn it down!
I suggest if you are lokoing for some new stamps that you get over there as they ahev some fab delas on at the mo...

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Oh... I forgot my giveaway!

Forgot to mention this on the last post, but I am going to be doing a giveaway to my loyal followers! Which means the giveaway is open ONLY to followers!

The goodies will include LOADS of stamped and digi images, ribbons, flowers, backing papers and anything else I can find in my stash that is suitable!

Keep an eye out for this post... And if you aren't a follower already, I suggest you become one!

You gotta be in it to win it, so they say! :)

Boohoo, my Laptop is dieing! :(

Am posting from the OH's computer as my laptop is on its last legs! :( Alex is trying to re-format it so hopefully I will be up and running soon! I havent done much crafting today, but I have took my first steps into jewellry making! It is my mums 50th Birthday this year, and I wanted to make her something special! I plan to buy her £50 worth of clothes shop vouchers because she doesnt treat herself much as she has my little bro to fork out for so if I get vouchers, she has to spend them on her!

On to what I have ordered! I thought I like the look of the swarovski crystals, so am making her a charm bracelet with 7 fushcia flowers, 6 rose butterflies and some 4mm bicones! Excited and cant wait til they come! Need to get myself some pliers first before I can play!

Hope to be back early in the week with some photos of cards I have made to order!

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Susie @ Die Cut Dreams..

I just wanted to say what FANTASTIC service I have recieved from Susie at Die Cut Dreams.

She sells all sorts of lovely die cuts, from layering shapes to yummy cakes! Super fast delivery to, and not expensive, so if you are looking for something to brighten up your cards/scrapbooks I suggest you get yourself over to her shop!

I will be making a card with the goodies I bought from her tommorrow night (Hopefully!) so will post a photo back then.

A few cards from me!

Am quite chuffed with myself as I didnt think I would be able to sell my cards.
BUT, I took a few to work with me, and ended up selling 5 and got an order for another 10!
I am selling my cards at £2 each, cross stitched ones £3 (I havent managed to make any stitched cards yet!).

Heres a few made to order:

For a guy who's wifey has just had a baby girl...

For a colleagues mum...

For a colleagues dad (Fathers day)...

With my profits, I bought myself a heat gun (As I wanted one for candles! Also to try out shrink plastic!). I am also excited as 1) the Wii I won arrived on Tuesday, so I now know it was not a scam (You never know with some things!) and 2) I am going up to Edinburgh to see my mum in December! I know its ages away, but I havent seen my mum for over a year now!

Monday, June 08, 2009

Not much from me lately!

I have been crafting, but experimenting rather than making cards (I think I have knackered myself out since doing 7 cards that week lol). On the plus side, I have set up a card website for me to sell my cards at work and to family and friends. I already have an order for 6 cards which the first one is due on June 30th so better get cracking with them soon!

I have bought a bow maker from Ebay and it arrived today which I have been having a play with. My task these next few weeks is to get going on some cross stitch cover kits and turn them into cards. I have 35 kits, so might take me a while lol I am also going to start making the Mr Men/Little Miss cards being as the papers and stuff have come out - I have a few cross stitch patterns for them to, and they are really quick ones so watch this space!

Off to get started on 'Bagpuss' cross stitch now - TTFN xx

Sunday, June 07, 2009

Another award!

BIG Thanks to the lovely Helen for this award - It’s an award for bloggers that show great attitude and gratitude.

I must pass this award on as the rules say - comment on this blog; cut and paste the award logo and use it on your own blog; nominate 5 to 10 blogs you feel show great attitude and gratitude; link to your nominees within your blog post; comment on their blogs to let them know they received the award; link back to the person who gave you the award to show your appreciation.

Here are my nominees...

1) Hannah
2) Cherry
3) Maddie
4) Lou
5) Emma

I do have a MAHOOOSIVE list of blogs that I read and like to keep up to date with, and I would love to give this award to you all, but I can only choose between 5/10!

Die Cut Dreams Challenge has some Candy!

Please go to the Die Cut Dreams Challenge blog for your chance to win some great goodies!

Help by spreading the word on your blog, and becoming a follower to the challenge blog!

Easy as that! What you waiting for!

Tuesday, June 02, 2009

Yay! I have won...

I just got a call from someone from Cadburys Carnival competition, saying that I have won a Nintendo Wii! :) As I already have one, I am gonna give this one to my younger brother! Am well excited lol Just need another bit of luck - They say it comes in 3's!

Edited to say, I promised my bro a present if he done well in his last junior school report, which comes out this week, so this is the perfect gift me thinks lol


Monday, June 01, 2009

And last but not least...

Another 4 cards from me for the Passion for Pro Markers Challenge 1! Phew, I have been busy tonight!

Image - Pollycraft Designs
Backing Paper: Free Digi Download
Flower and buttons from stash

Colours used:
Pastel Green

And onto my fav one...

Image - Lelo Designs (RAK)
Backing Paper: Free Digi Download/Red from stash
Ribbon, pips and flowers from stash

Colours used:
Meadow Green
Berry Red
Royal Blue


Image - Googled!
Backing Paper - From stash
Brad, flower and ribbon from stash

Colours used:
Cool Grey 2
Burnt Sienna

Next... Another fav! I love this image!

Image - Lelo Designs (RAK)
Backing Paper - Smirk/Pink from stash
Ribbon & pips from stash

Colours used:
Meadow Green
Rose Pink

I leave all my cards without sentiment, as I am trying to build up a stash of ready made cards to be able to sell them at work. That way I can personalize each individual one to the persons wants!

Phew, off to bed now me thinks! Goodluck everyone, the judges do have a real big job to do!