Wednesday, 28 April 2010


We are having a touch of Spring fever over at our Nutshells blog at the moment!
Our current challenge is to create a Spring inspired card, so think flowers, sunny colours or cute baby animals... whatever reminds you of Spring.

For my card I have used Cutie Pie Thankful Rae, whom I always think looks springy! I have coloured her with the seasonal Promarker sets and embellished my card with Prima Camelot Roses, which by coincidence is this weeks Prize! We are offering one lucky winner a set of Prima Camelot Roses and their choice of any Nutcrafters digi stamp single or set.

Our wonderful DT team have created some fab cards for inspiration and we also have our two new Guest DT members joining us early for this challenge. Sadly this will be our friend and enormously talented DT member Jacilynn's last card for our Nutshells so please pop over and show them all some love.
We hope you can join in the fun, you have until next Tuesday May4th to enter.
Thanks for stopping by, Katie.

Friday, 23 April 2010

ALTERED ART ...(well almost!)

It's Friday again and my crafting week hasn't exactly gone to plan but for good reason ;)

Tomorrow is the final part to Colette's wedding celebrations, she is having a party for family and friends who didn't make it to Scotland (about 200 people!).

This time we are going all out with the Mad Hatters Tea Party theme and we have been busy bees making decorations and baking cupcakes and desserts for everyone. We have made some great things and hopefully I will have a few more photos to share next week. There will be a pick'n'mix sweet stall, giant playing cards and a few characters dotted here and there.

So since I sadly have no cards to share I thought I would show a couple of items which I have altered with the help of some fabulous Prima products.

This was my Mini Top Hat I wore to the wedding, decorated with Prima Camelot Roses - Burton.
And these are my dancing shoes. Although I liked the way they were to start I love them even more now they have been altered with Prima Cameo Roses and Prima E Pearls.
The Pearl I used was the Heart shaped one, split in half, and although my shoes are not symmetrical, I think they look uber cool!

Thanks for stopping by, Katie x

Monday, 19 April 2010


It has been another lovely start to a new week here in Manchester, and we have some sad news and good news to share.
Sadly at the end of April our lovely DT member Jacilynn will be leaving us, and we have had the difficult task of filling her talented shoes!

After our DT call a few weeks ago, and some difficult choices to make, we have some new members to welcome to our team.

We have the lovely Kathy joining us as a Full time DT member

And for May and June we have two wonderful Guest designers joining us, Loz and Lynn

Please hop over to their blogs and say hi!

My card seemed fitting for our introduction of new friends. I have used OA Buddies and coloured with Promarkers Autumn shades.
Thanks for stopping by, Katie.

Thursday, 15 April 2010


Hi all. What a week, new tax year meaning lots of paper work :( but also lots of new goodies have arrived today :) I always get that warm fuzzy feeling when we get a new delivery.

We have lots of great items from Prima including what I have used on my card, clear stamp - Little Girls, Cameo Roses Aqua and adorable Prima E line pearls.

We have lots of great new flowers, crystals and clear stamps which come with extra bling ;), and a great selection of new Promarkers from Letraset, including these amazing Rubber Stamping sets 1&2.

Thanks for stopping by, Katie and Colette.

Friday, 9 April 2010


I feel so out of sorts at the moment, I'm not sure if its having a few days away or that it was a bank holiday weekend, but I am looking forward to next week when things return to normal! Since I have not had a chance to create anything this week (still catching up on paper work - very glum:( ), I thought I would leave you with a few pics from Colette's wedding. We travelled up to Scotland on Wednesday, not knowing if the wedding would even take place. There had been so much snow fall that the roads to the hotel were closed and there was no staff or food either!

We had to detour to Edinburgh (via Glasgow!) for Wednesday night and were able to continue on our journey to Peebles for the wedding on Thursday afternoon.

It was an amazing day and the snow just set the scene. Memorable.

Thanks for stopping by, Back to the craftiness next week, Katie.

Wednesday, 7 April 2010


Good morning everyone. WOW! Thank you to everyone who entered our DT call, we have had a great response. Today is my first day back after Colette's wedding Celebrations in Scotland last week. After a few hiccups, we had a great time and hopefully I will be back later with a few photos too.

I am now making my way through our entries and emailing the free digis out. We will contact our new members before the end of the week and announce them on the blog shortly afterwards.

Thanks again, Katie.