Katherine's Dabblings


Wednesday, 12 September 2018

Spellbinders Shapeabilities Expandable Patterns - Butterfly Magic - S5-153

Further to my previous post...............

The die was cut four times on an A4 piece of card.

My lining up skills need some work!! And picking out all the bits is beyond tedious.

Maybe I'll just keep looking for the right size rectangular dies. Lol!

Tuesday, 11 September 2018

Spellbinders Magic Butterfly



Made using Spellbinders Magic Butterfly die and Tim Holtz rosette die. Added some homemade hat pins and ribbon.

I just wish there were some rectangular dies in line with the size of the Magic Butterfly die to make frames the right size as the dies I have used to cut the frames have lost a lot of the pattern from the vertical aspect.

Perhaps I should try using the expanding part of the cutting die before framing. Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm..........................

Thursday, 16 August 2018

Headrest Storage Bags



Really needed some extra storage for the campervan and found this brilliant pattern at Finny Knits.

Just adjusted it to suit my own requirements as I wanted the front pocket to accommodate a 10" tablet and the rest was straightforward.

I made the one with short handles as the original plan was to hang it off hooks from the headrests but it will interfere with the seating/bedding cushions so I had to make one with ties so that it could be tied directly and would make the hang shorter.

Though the reality of it is that I really should have measured the space I had to work with in the first place as I think it's still too long (oooopsy) and I will probably have to
a) chop the top off, shorten and somehow do the bias binding again and add a handle.
b) make another one a smaller size
c) make do with one lol



Thursday, 26 July 2018

Stitched Outline Cat Head




Found a copyright free image online for colouring in but I wanted to use it for a stitching project.

Backed with wadding and attached to an 8x8 brown card. Had terrible trouble getting it to stick. Not sure whether it was the quality of the
product I was using or whether it was anything to do with the unusually high temperatures we have been having here. 32 degrees centigrade today in Norfolk UK.

Roll on winter. Lol!

Monday, 25 June 2018

Eclipse Card

Eclipse card for male birthday.

Had a lovely few days away in May where we met up with friends from the other side of the country.

We don't get to see each other very often but since we bought a second hand camper van we
decided we would try and meet up for a few days more often sort of half way as they have a caravan
because they prefer to take their dog with them on holiday.

Anyway, one of the days out we had was to Foxton Locks. It was a glorious day and the place itself
is both beautiful and extremely interesting.

Thought the image would both serve as a great birthday card and a reminder of a fab day!

I added the happy birthday sentiment in 3d Paint and I don't know how but it looks on the wonk to me?!!!!
Or is the whole thing wonky? Lol!



Saturday, 16 June 2018

Fathers Day Eclipse Card




This is an image of my husband as a little boy scanned from a very old slide onto the computer. Unfortunately the quality of the image wasn't great but I thought it would make a lovely fathers day eclipse card.

Think it would have worked better with a sharper quality image and better quality photo paper but 80+ year old Dad was very happy with it.

Friday, 8 June 2018

Wedding Card

Made using Tonic Studios Affections die set.

Flowers made using Spellbinders Rose die. Have seen some fabulous roses made from foamiran with this die set so I bought some to try. What a disaster! Lol. I'll have to stick to making mine with card for now.


Tuesday, 24 April 2018

Sympathy Cards

Three cards using dies and embossing folders though I really do particularly like using the Darice Grass Silhouette folder and the Memory Box resting birds die for sympathy cards.



They are all actually black and white although one does look more cream in the photograph.

Friday, 6 April 2018

Birthday Card using Tattered Lace Floating in the Air Circle Surprise



Also used the Sue Wilson Delicate Daisy.

Have to confess that I'm really not keen on this this card at all. I love the circular die but what are those things supposed to be on the base die? Butterflies? Bees? Rockets? 😕 Decided to cover one up with a flower but that meant it had to be a big flower and it looks rather heavy.

Also, the pearl effect stuff was a bit of a letdown. Perhaps the fact I bought it in nineteen canteen may have something to do with it? And the yellow stamp pad I used is too bright but when I tried to get a lovely mellow yellow from the large craft shop literally 5 minutes from me it turned out that I had more stock than than they did.😶

Oh well, at least the recipient was appreciative.😆😃

Oh and to cap it all I've over cropped the photograph. Lol!!

Monday, 12 March 2018

Mothers Day Card



Using Sue Wilson Buckle Bar, Spellbinders Tag, Fishtail Banners and other odd dies.

Should have been straightforward but the first one went wrong so had to start again and then I somehow ran out of ribbon. Scoured my local area to find a matching piece but no luck. Left it a day to start it again and then found the matching piece of ribbon on the floor! Hallelujah☺☺☺

Hope all you lovely Mums had a wonderful day!

Saturday, 24 February 2018

Thank You Eye Chart Card & Birthday Magic Butterfly Card

Thank you card made using this free eye chart maker.

I'd got some new glasses and after having horrendous service at a different opticians a few years back and then having spectacular (sorry, I couldn't help myself) service at this new opticians I wanted to take some biscuits and a card in for the staff to say thank you.




Birthday card is made using Spellbinders Butterfly Magic die. Added some stick pins, ribbon and buttons.


Both kept relatively plain and simple. I'd like to say it's by design but the truth is I was a last minute Lizzie again!

Friday, 2 February 2018

Various cards

Some christmas cards and others.

The photos aren't particularly good as I'm not sure I've been using my little camera correctly as I seem to touch loads of buttons on the thing!

Also, I upgraded to Windows 10 and it all went horribly wrong and I had to reset. Only to find that when I tried to reload my favourite free photo editor Picasa it was no longer available. Booooohoooooo!