Saturday, 31 December 2011

Happy New Year.......almost

Good Afternoon Everyone

Hope everyone has had an amazing Christmas. 

I can't believe another year has come and gone - the older you get the quicker the time passes.  Thought I would share with you a few of the calendars that I have made this week.  I thought we could send some out as thank you's for TC's Christmas presents and also a few to my friends as thank you's following the wonderful gifts I received for my 40th birthday recently.  Sorry about the quality of the photos - I can never get the light right in the house and it's pouring with rain outside so I can't go out there to take any photos. (Not that I'm complaining about the rain - it's better than the snow - so I'm happy to have poor quality photos if it means the snow stays away).  I have just realised that one of the calendars looks a bit creased so apologies for that also - Mum and Dad will have to have that one.

Anyway I babble - and that's before I have had a glass of my M&S Kia Royale-  that's chilling in the fridge as we speak.  Not sure that Mr Kitty and I will manage to stay awake to see in the new year (we haven't done for the past few years) we normally get woken up by all the fireworks that are let off - or the phone ringing (note to self - unplug phone !)  I know it sounds a bit miserable but I feel so much better for the early night and not staggering in at daft o'clock - I feel younger now than I did when I was 29 !!!!!!!!!!!!! Not to mention my poor feet - I dread to think how many times I walked home from the pub with no shoes on cos my big boots have started to hurt my feet.

So it will be a couple of games of junior monopoly for us and maybe even a game of bingo (can't you tell TC is at that age).  A glass of cava a couple of alpini chocolates and a fab night in with my boys - perfect :-)

Thanks for stopping by

Have a fabulous evening and happy 2012

Kitty xx

Sunday, 23 October 2011

Diamond Wedding

Good Afternoon, Just a quick post today as I have a list of things I need to so and the day seems to be going so quickly and my list isn't getting any shorter.  I have made this card for a friend's Dad who will be celebrating his Diamond Wedding Anniversary soon.

I have used the images from called TeddyBoBea tabs 001 I am also going to enter it into the challenge Clean and Simple over at / (well that's if I can remember how to link things to challenges it's been that long since I tried !!!!!).

I can finally view all my followers again now (you have been missing for months) but I have finally discovered how to get you back !!!

Happy half term and happy crafting

Thanks for stopping by

Kitty xx

Saturday, 15 October 2011

Baking At Kitty's House


We have been baking here at Kitty-Cat headquarters - Mr Kitty has been at work so once the jobs were done out came the scales and the mixing bowls.

TC made chocolate cakes, I made fairy cakes with dried fruit in them (Mr Kitty Cat doesn't do chocolate - which is a blessing cos it means more for me).

We have been inspired by the Great British Bake Off (although Mary Berry would have a turn if she did actually see my fairy cakes as they are all different sizes !!!!) my Tuesday nights are just not the same now it has finished, well done to all the contestants who made it to the shows but a special well done to Jo, I was proper chuffed she won.

So while the fairy's were cooking we moved onto making English Muffins following a recipe from Lorraine Pascale's new book Home Cooking Made Easy. Unfortunately I discovered that I had run out of strong white bread flour - so we had to make ours out of wholemeal but I am still really pleased with them. They were so easy to make - I couldn't believe it.

Happy Saturday, Thanks for stopping By

Kitty xx

Sunday, 18 September 2011

Wedding Card

Good Morning

I can't believe what a bad blogger I have been and that I haven't posted since May !!! I don't even know what I have been doing - and I think I lost my inspiration a little - anyway hopefully it's back now.

I just wanted to share with you the creations I have made for my gorgeous friend Sophie who asked me to make her wedding invitations - Sophie and Martin get married next year in Cyprus and they wanted their invites to be a little less traditional than normal invites. Sophie came up with the idea of a flip-flop and I thought - I have got just the thing on the Life's a Beach cricuit cartridge. I am really pleased with them !!!

Sophie hasn't seen the completed set yet - they are sat on my desk awaiting collection as Soph and Martin have been on their jollys.

So if you are reading this Sophie hope you had a wonderful holiday and once again a big congratulations on setting the date for the big day - I wish you both all the happiness in the world.

........To the rest of my fellow crafting buddies and followers I promise to post a bit more often over the next few months.

Thanks for visiting, Kitty xxxx

Tuesday, 31 May 2011

Slice of cake - very few calories !!!!

Hello Everyone

I just have to share with you a little project I have been working on. Crochet slices of cake, when I saw them I just fell in love with them and thought I have to have a go at making some of those. I got the pattern from here and you can find Lynnes blog here Lynne has some beautiful patterns and her instructions are really easy to follow (I have managed to progress from Granny Squares to this).

Happy Tuesday, thanks for stopping by and for leaving any comments.

Kitty xx

Monday, 30 May 2011

Har Repotter from Bugaboo Digital Stamps

Hello Everyone

I can't believe it's so long since I blogged - I think I lost my mojo a little bit and I just don't know where the time has gone. Just a quick post today to show you the card I made for TC, who turned 5 a few weeks ago. I couldn't resist these images when I found them at Although TC isn't a really big fan of Harry (I think he is still a bit young) he does know who he is and who all the other characters are (which is more than I do - hence why I haven't got the colours right of all the characters, hair colours, outfits etc etc as Mr Kitty-Cat kindly pointed out when I finished my card :-( ). When TC was really little (he's always been a talker - took forever to walk but would have a full blown conversation with any adult at just turned two) I think he was about two we could be out in the car and all of a sudden he would say 'look there is Harrypottomus' !! Mr Kitty-Cat and I would look at one another and think who's he talking about - we thought it was someone on Cebeebies. It was only one day when we were all sat around watching TV and there was a trailer for one of the films that we realised who he was talking about. We think we must have kept driving past a poster of him at the bus stop and that was where he saw Harrypottomus. - Bless him.

Anyway better go - I will try and be a better blogger this week !

Love and hugs

Kitty xx

Saturday, 7 May 2011

Pop over to the new look Bugaboo Stamp Store.

Hello, just a quick post to let you know about Bugaboo Stamps new look and store. They have the most fabulous images- hopefully some of my creations using their digistamps will be posted here soon.

and the link to the store is here .

Plus for the whole of May there is 50% off purchases !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thanks for stopping by

Kitty xx

Sunday, 24 April 2011

Ladybird For The Lovely Faye

Hello just a quickie from me this evening, this is just a little card for the lovely Faye over at who so kindly helped with my blinkie nightmare on Saturday. If it hadn't been for Faye I would have eaten my own weight in chocolate digestives and then probably started on the wine (that is a joke about the wine if my parents or Mr Kitty cat are reading this - a bottle of wine can last me at least a week these days in fact it has virtually turned to vinegar by the time I get to the end of a bottle).

Anyway the wonderful Faye sorted out my problem and now I can display everyone's blinkies to my hearts content.

Happy Sunday Everyone

Kitty xx

PS I forgot to say the card is made from Polka Doodles paper and tag sentiment and the ladybird ribbon was a freebie from recently when I bought some beautiful dotty ribbons, In fact I got the ribbons in 32 different colours and they look so nice I dont want to use them !!!!!!

Friday, 22 April 2011

Willow Sketchie Challenge

Hello I hope everyone is having a fabulous Easter and that as well as having lots of fun and eating plenty of chocolate everyone is having time to put their feet up.

Here is my creation for the Willow Sketchie Challenge of which all the details can be found here

To make this card I used the sketch above which can be found on the blog (although I did turn mine around) and an image from the new Polka Doodles Double Sprinkles CD which I coloured in using my Pro-Markers. I can't praise the CD enough as Sharon gives fabulous tutorials on how to colour all the characters in. I then used some papers that I had free in creative cardmaking, many moons ago. Using the cocktail sticks I then did a little bit of knitting and stuck a bead on the end of my sticks.

I have a bit of time off work now so hopefully I will be able to make a few cards this week.

Thanks for Reading


I am entering this card into:

Willow Sketchie Challenge

Thursday, 21 April 2011

Artwork By TC Age 4

Hello, Just a quick post to share with you a few of the pictures TC has drawn this evening, I knows he's my boy and therefore I am bias but I just think they are so cute. The one of the couple at the top is his interpretation of William and Kate - standing in a crown !

Next post will be a card I promise.

Have a lovely evening


Monday, 11 April 2011

Mice are Nice - Lili of the Valley

Hello - April is a month when I have so many birthdays so it's a good excuse to start using all those crafty supplies I have bought recently, although don't tell Mr Kitty Cat as he thinks I have had them for ages (in fact since before we were married) and I didn't see the point in correcting him. I love the set of stamps Mice are Nice from Lili Of The Valley, they are just so cute - when I saw them I thought I am just going to have to have them and I was barely able to think of anything else until they arrived at Kitty Quarters. Then of course when they did arrive I didn't want to get them inky ! Anyway I am finally over that now and this is my first creation ! Hopefully Little Anne is off baking cakes and isn't reading my blog or she will have seen her birthday card.

TC came home from school today (very excited) and announced that he has been Jesus for the day and they have been learning all about the Easter Story - I can't quite make out what he has been doing but he has certainly had lots of fun, learnt a lot and that makes me a happy Mummy.

Anyhow as well as the LOTV stamp I also used Pink Petticoat Paper, a Marianne Designs Die (for the flower) and my Promarkers to colour in.

Better go it is Milk, Story and bedtime for my little Man.

Kitty x

DigiStamp Boutique Give-Away

Hello - isn't this image cute, you could win it by taking part in the Digi Stamp Boutique April Give-Away find out all the details by clicking on the link here Kitty x

Sunday, 10 April 2011

Sketch Saturday Entry #150

Hello, This is my entry for this weeks competition over at, its their 150 week ! I am going to send this card to a friend as it's her birthday (on the same day as the Queen's !) and she loves handbags and purple ! The image and lighter purple paper are pink petticoat and the darker purple paper is an Anna Griffin. Thanks for stopping to read my blog today, Kitty x

Saturday, 9 April 2011

Polka Doodles - Double Sprinkles

Hello - it's been such a beautiful day, thought I would share with you the card I have created today using the new CD from Polka Doodles. The CD is fab and provides tutorials to help you colour the images in and gives tips on how to use your pro markers if you are new to them like me. The backing paper is a pink petticoat one and the flower is made using one of the dies from Marianne Design. The card is for a friend who will be celebrating her birthday on Tuesday.

Poor TC has been up half the night coughing - hence I to have been up half the night as well. Bless he's been in bed all afternoon - not even an M&S hot cross bun (they are his fav's and he can tell if they have come from any where else other than M&S - he's 4 !!!!!) would tempt him to eat anything - so it's an early night for me. Feet up and an episode of Rosemary and Thyme - to be honest the amount of crime dramas I watch it's a wonder I sleep at night at all.

Thanks for stopping by.

Kitty x

PS have a good weekend

Thursday, 7 April 2011

Christening Ideas

Hello, out of all the cards I make a favourite of everyones are still the long cards with peoples names on them, an idea I originally got from the Clip Art Fairy, although these alphabets are from the Nitwits collection. Only a quick post as I am off out this evening at 7.15 and it is now 6.45 and I still need to have a shower, wash my hair, get ready, sort out the stuff I am taking

with me, check TC knows his keywords and put him to bed.

Thanks for looking

Kitty x

Wednesday, 6 April 2011

Ribbon Girl Giveaway

Hello Again - The lovely ladies at Ribbon Girl are giving away a lovely stash for mothers day, visit their blog at for further details. Kitty x

Mothers Day Card From My Little Lad

Hiya - Thought I would share with you the card and flowers my four year old made for me for Mothers Day - bless - I had to have the card on Friday because he couldn't wait as long as Sunday to give it to me - I will treasure them.

Thanks for looking


Thursday, 31 March 2011

Ladybird Easel Card

Good evening, only a quick post this evening as it's time to go and listen to TC read his school book and keywords, just thought I would share my Ladybird from the Polka Doodles Boutique CD.

Thanks for looking


Monday, 28 March 2011

Hot Cross Buns

Hiya - very last time I will be placing a post today - none for

months and then 3 in the same day !! TC and I have also had a practice run at making hot cross buns from a recipe we found in the Morrisons magazine. You can view the magazine online at if you don't have a store near you. The HCB's are really tasty and have nuts in them 9which makes them a bit different), now I have successfully made my first batch we will bake them again when it gets closer to Easter (it will keep us busy over the hols).

Bye for now

Kitty x

Baby Shoe

Hiya - again ! - here is another of my creations this is why I have had no time to blog I have been to busy cutting, folding and sticking !

This was made from a download from - I think it is so cute and although it took me a while to stick it together I think it was worth it (mind you when I made the second one that took me even longer !)

I am entering it into challenge no 65 over at


Polka Doodles Challenge - The spring has sprung

Hello - well I don't know where the past two months have gone and what a bad blogger I have been as I have nowhere to be seen. Well I have been to the NEC craft show but that is a different story. This is my little creation that I have made for the Polka Doodles challenge which ends on Sunday 3rd April. I made it by printing off the rabbit on the boutique CD, layered him up and added a little bit of glossy accents here and there to give him a bit of shine. I made his whiskers with dental floss and popped him onto some embossed card using the flower embossing folder from creative expressions (which I absolutely adore). Hope I am finding you well - I may even have time to place another post today as well - that's if I can remember how to attach my creation to the Polka doodle challenge ! Take Care Kitty This card is being entered for the following challenge Polka Doodles: Spring has Sprung
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