Thursday, 12 September 2013

Wee Westies - Two Cards from One Kit

Morning Everyone,

I hope you are all well on this fine September morn. Okay, it is autumn, but it's rather nice here in my little corner of paradise, not exactly sunny, in fact it's overcast, but it's warm and dry. The perennial sweetpeas are still blooming, although the annuals have gone over, and, totally out of season, there's one lone and confused columbine bringing joy to this old gardener's heart.
In yesterday's show-all post I pointed out a pile of stuff on the left of my desk as some of the stash I want to use before I buy any more. Later, when I had half an hour to spare ... truth is, I was watching a craft programme at the same time ... I dug out this old Kanban kit, bought because my middle sister loves Westies and still unused. I think it was intended that it made one card, it had one tartan card base pre-printed with one Westie image, two toppers, and several sentiments/greetings to cover a variety of possible occasions, but that seemed a tad extravagant, particularly at a time when Royal Mail is penalising us for every extra layer we add to our cards!
So I split the card base in half and added one topper to both pieces, chose two of the sentiments/greetings, and used a couple of white fancy edged card bases. Glossy accents applied to eyes and nose, card candy, enamel dots and red glitter glue for embellishments and the job was done.
Some of the leftovers were used to decorate the inside and back - love the little paw prints.

The kit cost £1.50 (US$2.37) and made two cards, which means, taking in to account the cost of card bases and embellishments, each card cost no more than 90p (US$1.42) to make. As I don't make cards to sell, I've no idea if that is good or bad, but it feels like a bargain to me :)

Materials used:

  • Square white fancy-edged card bases
  • Kanban Westie Concept Card Kit 
  • Red Card Candi - Craft Works
  • My Mind's Eye Winter Wonderland enamel dots
  • Stickles Xmas Red glitter glue

Heavens, it's lunch time  already! I'm off to have a bite to eat and then it will be back to the craft room to finish off the cushion cover that was also on my desk yesterday.

Thanks for looking, take care and happy crafting,


  1. so gorgeous elizbeth.adorable image and i love your tartan paper :D

    xx coops xx

  2. I have that kit! Must dig it out. Not so nice here, very soggy and cold. Brrr.

    Cassidy xx

  3. Both gorgeous, love the little paw prints on the back!
    hugs Jo x

    (I have a little candy if you're interested!)

  4. Two gorgeous cards, what a cute little Westie :o)
    Thank you for your very kind words about my family's health at the moment.
    Because Susan was very poorly when she went into the hospital, and the gall bladder removal being and emergency op. she has to have 4 weeks of work instead of the customary two, but she is already feeling much better although very sore of course!
    Stephen continues to male small improvements although it may be many months before he comes home.
    Jackie xx

  5. Gorgeous Elizabeth. I love the cute images and the wonderful tartan paper.


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