Handicrafts by Kate Perry and other ramblings

Tuesday, June 11, 2013


Goodness - two posts on one day! But really this one is preparation for tomorrow as I know I won't be around for much of the day. Cantante, the choir Chris and I sing with, have their last concert tomorrow, at lunch time, so I will be out for most of the day.
So what's on my desk this evening. Well  not a lot, but I am sure some of you can identify with this. When new stash arrives, occasionally it sits around for ages waiting to be used, but more often I have to have a quick little play, and that is what I am doing here. A small order arrived today from Joanna Sheen and it included a lower and upper case die plate for a fancy script. I am very pleased with the way it cut, even with quite heavy gold card, and it is a good size for scrapbook titles. There were also three tiny word dies - Happy, Birthday and Christmas. It is so much nicer to add a matching card sentiment than to try to colour a peel off, or spoil a finished card with a smudged stamped one. I am sure I will use these a lot. 
The other items in the package were two stamps, the lovely flower heads from Indigo blu that you can see on the paper, and a plate of stamps all about peaches. This is an old plate and was very reduced in her sale and it will be very useful for me in my Project Life book and on jam labels. This is waiting to be mounted on foam before I try it out.

So that's it for today, but before I go, here are the three ATcs I have received in the WOYWW swap. They are (from left to right) from Annie, Jo and Sara. Thank you all. They are just great. I have one more to come but as I know it is delayed I decided to go ahead and show these ones now.

And the one I sent back is here.  I made the mistake of thinking I could print the bunting over my painted background, but it showed through all the white parts, so I ended up printing it again on white sticky back cotton paper and cutting each flag out individually!
Tomorrow morning I shall be linking this up to Julia's blog, and hopefully by bedtime I will have been back to visit as many of you as I can.


MaxineD said...

You are one busy lady Kate :-) What a wonderful parcel you have received, and what fun you will have with the contents, but the look of it!

Annie said...

I am the proud owner of one of your gorgeous ATCs Kate and could see just how much work and love you'd put into it. Thank you so much.
A x # 51

Neet said...

When I think how much I paid (years ago) for a set of alphabet dies from SB I cringe. The ones you got are so much better value and they cut out individually if you break them up. Good size too. Enjoy - I am sure you will.
Lovely atc's received and sent - great bunting even if it was fiddly. Lovely idea.
Have a lovely day with the choir and have a happy week.
Hugs, and Thanks for visiting me earlier - Neet 29 xx

Lunch Lady Jan said...

I love that 'sent back' ATC , the flags and the thought behind it is just fab!
Good luck with the choir...what are you singing?
Hugs, LLJ 41 xx

Di said...

Fabulous ATC you made there Kate!

And I'm so with you about the Britannia dies - mind you, some of the letters need careful scrutiny to be sure what they are once cut, but I do love them too.

Happy WOYWW!

Hugs, Di xx

Twiglet said...

Yes I have seen the ATC you sent to Annie and it really is a stunner! Well worth all the effort. Thanks for calling by my blog - I always love watching and listening to swifts too. x Jo

Monica said...

you are right about new stuff, it lays around until I use it or put it away. Enjoy your concert.
Monica 109

Serendipity Stamping said...

Hi Kate,

I am the one who received your swap from the list and of course it is gorgeous! You did cut all of the flags out WOW. Thanks for doing an outstanding job and with all my favorite colors. Have a great weekend. HUGS, Jan

Ria Gall said...

oh how lovely I really love fonts and keep searching for new ones.
You had some great ATC's sent to you
Happy WOYWW and I hope you have a great week
Ria #42

Spyder said...

Lovely ATC's and I think I'll have to get some letters like yours, they are bigger that the tiny ones I have! Have a great crafty week! HappY WOyWW
((Lyn)) #51

The Taming of the Glue said...

Isn't it lovely to get new stash! I'm waiting for some new stamps and can't wait to get playing! Love all the ATC's. Hugs. Pam#26

okienurse said...

Busy desk! I love those letter dies! Very nice ATC's Thanks for sharing and I hope you have a great week! Vickie #26

Julia Dunnit said...

Oh I love the design of your ATC - why didn't I think like that?! They ended up being a lot of work, bet the recipients are very appreciative. Like the new dies, am the same, have to try out as soon as poss!