Tuesday, 6 February 2018

By the Sea!

Hello Everyone, I hope you are keeping cosy and well. Lots of places having snow, we've just had a shower like little polystyrene balls, but thankfully not lying, other than that it's a bright crisp sunny day.

Thank you everyone who visited and left such lovely comments on my last post, I appreciate each and everyone of them and the time it takes to visit.

I've a little piece of news that I can finally share with you....I have been invited by Crafty Individuals to be their Guest Designer for February. I was thrilled to be asked as their DT members do fabulous work. The post went live the other day, so I felt it's fine to tell you here and show one of the projects I made with CI stamps;

I found this little wooden shape in Hobbycraft and it reminded me of a beach hut and suit this set of stamps.... CI 454, find it here I painted the shape with acrylic paint in a lovely light blue, and stamped the words straight on to the wood, I coloured the deckchair and sign with watercolours and cut them out, The kite I stamped onto the wood and paper pieced it and added a some coloured twine. The sand is made by using Pebeo textured sand and colouring it with gold Starlight paints, then I've added a few shells.
I was really pleased how this little plaque turned out. I'm dipping my toe into mixed media and sometimes it works, at other times...well not so much.

I will be sharing my other CI makes later.

If you aren't familiar with Crafty Individuals you can find their blog here  and if you get a chance do pop in and have a look at the blog and see the fabulous work the DT create, and you can visit the shop and have a look at the amazing stamps here.

So just before I go, those of you lovely folks who have been visiting for a while will know that our Choral Society sing around Christmas in a Carolthon to raise money for our named charity of that year, which was Alzheimer Scotland, all our donations are now in and counted to the grand total of £5500, so we will be handing over the cheque to their fundraiser next week, a great effort for a well deserved charity. 

Well that's all from me for now, take care of yourselves and see you soon, 


Sue said...

Congratulations, Kate, on your guest designer gig! Looking forward to seeing your makes. Going to be hard to improve on this first one. What a fun project, and all the little details are wonderful! Have fun with this month long fun time. Awesome project.

Sue PS, fund raising was a great success, happy for your group.

Rita said...

So proud of you Kate being asked as Guest Designer on CI. Love love love your beach hut and all the little extras you have added to make it look real. Well Done my friend. Hugs Rita xxxx

Linda Simpson said...

Congratulations Kate, so well deserved and this project is just fabulous! I love it.
Linda xxx

DIMI said...

Congratulations Kate for being a Guest Designers on Cl!
Wow!I love your beach project!
Gorgeous mixed media creation!
Great design and lovely colors!
Wishing you a lovely week ahead!xxx

Wendy L said...

Congrats on both counts Kate, great amount of money raised. Lovely DT creation too, xxxx

Sue said...

Congrats Kate! and this is really fab I love it! How lovely to have raised so much money..my father had alzeheimers and it's a horrible disease..our crafty club are raising money for them this year, we take turns with different charities...lots of huggles Sue xx

meg said...

Congratulations on your Guest Designer spot Kate, and what a way to start absolutely fantastic plaque, love the stamping and the seaside embellishments. Fantastic fund raising with the Carolthon.

pam said...

Congratulation on your GDT Position Kate, fantastic project you have created, love the theme and wonderful design.
Pam x

Mac Mable said...

Wow...well done on the sum raised for the Alzheimer's Scotland Charity, great achievement x Great 3D project today and fabulous texture and fun project. Many congratulations on guesting too x

Sandma's Handmade Cards said...

This plaque is stunning Kate and I love the various elements that you’ve used, I can smell the salty air just looking at it. The colour is also just perfect for a seaside project. I’m absolutely thrilled that you’re our Guest Designer at Crafty Individuals this month and I’m looking forward to seeing more of your wonderful creations. Well done too on the money that you’ve raised, what an incredible achievement. Take care, Crafty hugs, Sandra x

Rainey's Craft Room said...

Well congratulations on both accounts Kate, one for your Guest design spot for February and the other for the fabulous amount of money you helped to raise with the Choral Society. This money will help a fabulous cause.
I love your project, the texture you have created for the sand and all the beachy elements help create a wonderful piece.

scrAPpamondo said...

BIG congrats for your GD at CI!! Well deserved! Your creation is a delight and love so much the sweet feel! Fab details and just love the cute kite!
Well done for the great goal about raise so much money for Alzheimer charity!

Valerija said...

Gorgeous piece, love all the details.
Valerija xx

aussie aNNie said...

BIG congrats on your GD time, fabulous crafting here on display and lovely blues and stamps. Like Crafty Individual stamps too...in fact just stamped one for a DT project. Your snow sounds so nice, would love to walk among it.xxx[aNNie]

aussie aNNie said...

Forgot to congratulate your group on the fabulous fundraising, a worthy cause.x[aNNie]

Maria Illsley said...

Congratulations Kate on becoming a guest designer and well done for the charity fundraising. A great peice of artwork too xx

Jenny L said...

Hi Kate,
cingratulations on your being GD for the month of Feb at Crafty Individuals.
A well deserved accolade.
Oh this creation is superbly created.
I love all the wonderful work you have done to create this oustanding project.
Yor stamping is excellent and your fussy cutting is ace.
My that was an excellent amount your choir has raised.
I do miss my days going out singing.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Pamellia Johnson said...

Congratulations on your guest designer gig, well deserved! What a fantastic project! I love the whole beach scene you have built, from the beautiful aqua sky background with the seagulls to the shells on the sand, shimmering in the sun! The signage is so much fun, just love it all! hugs :)

Karen D. said...

Congrats mf. Love how your piece turned out...wonderfully done mixed media I'd say.
xx Karen

Jennifer Johnston said...

How exciting Kate, many congratulations on being asked to be C.I Guest Designer of the month, really pleased for you. Well done to you and your friends for raising such a fabulous amount of money for the Alzhheimer's Society. I just love this project Kate, it makes me think of beautiful blue skies and barmy Summer days. Love all the detail. Keep warm and snug.
Hugs Jennifer xx.

Barb said...

Huge Congratulations Kate. Your beach house plaque looks fantastic! A really super mixed media project. Barbxx

rachel said...

A huge congratulations Kate - and what a fabulous piece too - its beautiful! Can't wait to see what else you have done! Amazing news on your carolathon too - wow what a fabulous amaount - so very well done to everybody involved! Hugs rachel xx

cotnob said...

This is fabulous Kate, it does look like a beach hut and you have added lots of super seaside themed details.
Congratulations on your Guest DT spot.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob

MaryH said...

Congratulations on your new assignment, and I know you'll do some amazing things. You're off to a super start with this splendid seaside project. The wooden shape was a perfect backdrop to your beach chair, rope, shells and flying a kite! The sandy beach looks very realistic too. I've not used any pebeo products but this looks great! Well done on your first outing in the group. TFS & Hugs

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Sorry late commenting, been super busy. Congrats and what a fab fun make, love it. As for that amount raised, wow well done to everyone concerned

Christine Harrop said...

Well done Kate on your guest GD position. Very well deserved! This project is absolutely fabulous. Makes me long for summer. Dream on - quite a while to go yet. Congratulations on the fund raising effort. Hugs Christine xx

Anne said...

Congratulations Kate , well deserved and I love your first make for the new team. Really clever use of that shape.
That’s a fantastic amount of money raised, really well done to everyone involved.
Have a great weekend
Anne x

Cara said...

Congratulations on your guest DT post. This project is just amazing and I love how you created the sand. Huge congratulations on the fundraising as well x

Sandy said...

Congratulations Kate! Your make is absolutely delightful. This really is a wonderful beach scene and I am impressed with the techniques you used.
Another congratulations for the amount of money collect5ed tor the Alzheimer charity.
sandy xx

Karen said...

Love this one too. Congrats on your GDT too Kate, you deserve it huni xx